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November 10th, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Keeping a 13,000-square-foot real estate office with about 100 desks, offices and meeting rooms filled with successful agents can be quite a challenge.

Unless you’re Chuck Sackett, manager of the La Mesa/El Cajon office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties. With a real estate career launched in 1972, Chuck is chief recruiter for the sprawling agency overlooking Interstate 8. He came out of retirement a few years ago to bring strong leadership to the brokerage, and hasn’t left since.

“Recruiting is a major part of my responsibilities,” he said. ““I really enjoy that part of it. It’s a different day every day. Having so many people in the office, they’ve all got something they might need assistance with. So it’s fun to be able to help them out. It’s not necessarily that they need the answer, it’s that they need somebody to ratify that they’re doing the right thing. And giving new people the opportunity to make a pretty good living is very gratifying. You can do it out here if you apply yourself.”
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October 30th, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Recent data from the Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS® indicate that home sales continued to increase in September. Throughout the month, sold listings varied by about 2 percent. Sales of single-family resale homes decreased by 2 percent in September compared to August, but sales of condo/townhouses increased by 2 percent.

The inventory in the market continued to steady with about three months’ worth of active listings; six months is considered a healthy-market inventory level. Overall, San Diego continues to be one of the best performing markets with homes spending an average of 40 days on the market. Real estate continues to move quickly when priced fairly.

Below is a summary comparing September 2014 to September 2013 provided by the Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS.

September 2014 vs, September 2013

Total Sold Listings

  • Single-family: 1% decrease

September 2014 = 1,728

September 2013 = 1,742

  • Condos/Townhomes: 4% decrease

September 2014 = 865

September 2013 = 901
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October 29th, 2014 at 11:00 am

What:
Join real estate and financial services professional for the fourth annual Women in Real Estate Conference on Nov. 5. The conference is hosted by the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate and featured keynote speaker Jean Kane, CEO of Welsh & Colliers International and the 2014 executive chairman of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association. Bess Wakeman and Jones Lang LaSalle will moderate a panel focused on the milliennial generation and how they will impact real estate markets and opportunities. Panelists include Kimberly Chanelle Clark, associate at Voit Real Estate Services; Daniele Horton, founder and principal of Verdani Partners; Melissa Scofield, associate of CBRE; and Kelly Souza, senior vice president and manager of the Wells Fargo Commercial Real Estate office in San Diego.

When:
November 5
7:30 a.m. – breakfast and networking
8:00 – 10:00 a.m. – conference
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September 30th, 2014 at 12:00 pm

One of San Diego’s most highly anticipated fundraisers, this year’s Taste at the Cove featured Carlos Gutierrez of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties reprising his role as Monty Montezuma. Gutierrez also acted as emcee for the event, which was held at La Jolla Cove in September to benefit the San Diego Sports Medicine Foundation (SDSMF).

With quality fare from San Diego’s most acclaimed restaurants and a New York-style fashion show, as well as silent and live auctions, the Taste at the Cove has been a standing room only event for 13 years running. “We were pleased to have Carlos on hand to support our Aztec-themed fundraiser, and I’m proud to report that we raised over $100,000 in funds,” said David Chao, founder and president of SDSMF. (more…)

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July 28th, 2014 at 4:21 pm

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices announced recently that the La Jolla office is ranked #1 nationwide for sales production through the first quarter of 2014. The announcement caps off more than a decade of success for the La Jolla office, as it has ranked #1 for sales production for nine of the last 11 years, out of the company’s vast network of offices in North America.

“La Jolla is a beautiful area with a great climate and incredible work opportunities, so people will always want to live here,” explained Nicki Marcellino, manager and vice president of the San Diego County region. “What sets us apart is our agents, and the quality of the support that they provide for their clients.”

The results speak for themselves, as the La Jolla office has been #1 in La Jolla and San Diego for its sales for 14 consecutive years, for all brokerages providing residential services. “When people have a good experience, they want to go back and they want to tell their friends about it, so we are very proud of this accomplishment,” added Marcellino.

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