February 19th, 2015 at 2:00 pm

International home buyers

With more international home buyers than ever before and Southern California as a destination of choice, there’s no denying that overseas buyers will affect the local real estate market.

A report from the National Association of Realtors estimated that $92.2 billion was spent by the international market. This is an increase from $68.2 billion in the previous period. California is one of the four states that accounted for the majority of total reported purchases. Los Angeles and Irvine properties remain popular with the international community.

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February 12th, 2015 at 2:00 pm

International home buying trends

When it comes to real estate in Southern California, it isn’t just the local residents who are looking for the best properties and deals. International homebuyers are becoming more prominent in our area, and play an important role in the continued economic growth and stimulation of the housing market.

According to a recent National Association of Realtors (NAR) study, Los Angeles is the top city searched by international consumers. These prospective buyers are flocking to California from all over the globe, including Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Brazil, Germany, Japan, Korea, China, and Ireland, to name a few.

What attracts international homebuyers?

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February 2nd, 2015 at 6:00 pm


Todd Bloom has become one of only 60 REALTORS® in San Diego County who have received San Diego Magazine’s Five Star: Best in Client Satisfaction Real Estate Agents Award for eight consecutive years.

“I’m very grateful and proud that my clients took the time to voice their approval about the level of support and service I provide,” said Bloom.

The Five Star Award is a result of a survey of more than 31,000 recent homebuyers, subscribers, and industry experts. Respondents rated their agent on factors including customer service, communication, marketing, integrity, negotiation, and overall satisfaction.

“If the Five Star Award had been in existence for more than eight years, Todd would certainly have won more than eight of them by now,” said Nicki Marcellino, San Diego Regional Vice President of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties. “He is known for his attention to detail and tenacious work ethic, which allows him to provide his clients with optimal results.”

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January 29th, 2015 at 8:15 am


David M. Cabot, our President and CEO, has been ranked No. 31 in the 2014 Swanepoel Power 200 list, a comprehensive roster of leading CEOs and senior executives whose leadership and experience drive the industry and their organizations.

“The SP200 serves to identify those leaders that impact and lead the residential real estate brokerage industry,” said Rob Hahn, Executive Editor of the Swanepoel Power 200. “We acknowledge their enormous influence and contribution to our industry by detailing their role in improving the overall home buying transaction and the real estate business in particular.”

“I am honored to be listed among the accomplished executives on the Swanepoel Power 200,” Cabot said. “And I am pleased to note that another 21 executives from HomeServices of America, our parent company, also are on the list. Their contribution to our collective success is an ongoing source of pride for the entire organization.”

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December 8th, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Kevin Williamson

Kevin Williamson, a 13-year real estate professional, has joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties as manager of the 52-agent Rancho Bernardo location. He’s relocated with his family to Rancho Bernardo from his hometown, Riverside, after managing a large real estate office in Rancho Cucamonga the past three years. He was previously manager and a top-producing agent at another large real estate firm in Riverside County.

“Kevin has a deep understanding of the real estate market, especially the new technologies that help agents grow their business,” said David M. Cabot, President and CEO of San Diego-based Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties. “He is known for creating a culture of ethical, professional licensed agents in his offices, and we are extremely pleased that he has decided to join us.”

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