San Diego's Coastal Living
San Diego's Coastal Communities span from the "top of the county" in Oceanside through the Mexican Border. However the most sought after communities tends to be from Coronado & Downtown to Carlsbad & Oceanside. Including the "Navy Town" of Point Loma to the "Jewel of San Diego" La Jolla where many go to shop and enjoy casual coffee shops to 4 star restaurants and amazing hotels. From La Jolla we pass through Torrey Pines
and head North to Del Mar (home of the county fairgrounds and world famous horse racetrack), on to Solana Beach, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas and Carlsbad. Enjoy amazing piers in Ocean Beach, La Jolla & Oceanside too!
Coastal living comes at a premium as it's some of San Diego's most appreciated real estate and markets. I love working these communities because there's a view of the Pacific Ocean at most every stop! Beach living is a more relaxed existence, even in the high-end areas. It's San Diego living personified.
Your San Diego Realtor
"I work ethically, I work professionally, I work with honor for my profession and towards my clients.., there's plenty of agents out there who will work you...but I am a Realtor who serves you. Are you determined to know success? Success Happens Here!" ~ T J Nelson
I appreciate the opportunity to provide you with service, information and guidance throughout your process. My specialties include first time buyers, senior citizens and investors. I'm a certified e-Pro, pre-foreclosure negotiator, Foreclosure Avoidance Expert, as well as traditional new home and resale equity opportunities. Understand it's never too early to contact a Realtor, as the process starts long before looking at potential properties. There is a pre-approval process, designing your plan & setting your budget and setting up your virtual MLS Gateway with your custom searches... that all needs to happen first. I make many recommendations with few requirements. I understand folks wish to have a certain amount of independence in their process, but I hope to remove the fear of involving a Realtor early in that process, as often times people waste their time and make avoidable mistakes by "avoiding" Realtors for fear of being sold to or pushed. I make it a pleasant experience.
If you are here and considering a purchase or sale, you needn't worry about pushy sales pressure or moving against your pace. It starts with information and education before we ever approach sales with most. The experienced buyer-seller-investor may move quicker than those first timers or first time in a long timers, but my service is customized to accommodate your goals, timeline and service needs. Read my home buying advice and home selling advice .
I have been in Real Estate since 1989. I started in property management and later performing transaction coordinator duties and marketing my mom's listings. I became a Realtor in 1999, passing my test the first time. (Not many do). My grandparents were brokers and investors, my father was a commercial agent and my mom still is a Realtor in the Bay Area. My grandmother received an award in 2003 for 50 years of service in the San Mateo County Association of Realtors at the age of 91! So yes, real estate is in my blood!
I live in UTC/La Jolla (10 minutes from the beach) and work out of Mission Valley (the center of San Diego Metro). So I tend to serve the Coastal Cities, "Golden Triangle" which includes Del Mar, La Jolla, Sorrento Valley, Clairemont and skirts Mira Mesa and Linda Vista areas through Mission Valley & Serra Mesa and on Downtown. Many of my clients have purchased in Otay Mesa/Imperial Beach & Chula Vista so I have become quite familiar with those areas too. I've sold in the College area, Carlsbad, Spring Valley, Mission Valley, Pacific Beach and beyond. I will never work an area I do not know, that won't serve you best. Count on me to be an expert where I work or to refer you to an expert where I do not work.
Coastal/Metro San Diego & Eastlake/Otay Ranch in Chula Vista
San Diego, California , is truly a "city of neighborhoods". It can be intimidating when you first move here. People say "Golden Triangle-PB-OB-Bird Rock-Hillcrest-Banker's Hill-etc". and you wonder what and where are they speaking of? But truly some of San Diego's neighborhoods have their own identities and unique personalities & characteristics and are even marked by official signs at there "entrance" announcing "Welcome To...", even if they never were independent municipalities-locals have made them that way. Their boundaries are vague in some cases and often debated by the locals, but their community centers are unmistakable.
What is The Golden Triangle?
The UTC (University City Towne Center) Area including (best I can tell-named after the Westfield Mall which is a focal point to this area): UCSD, University City, part of La Jolla, part of Sorrento Valley and a dash of Mira Mesa-Carmel Valley & Del Mar, pending how liberal you look at the true borders. A mix of residential, retail, hotels, and the University of California San Diego and contemporary office space, combined with it’s accessibility to the 805, 5 and 52 freeways from which it gets it's name (from the triangular shaped borders these freeways create. This area offers Golden Triangle residents, businesses, and visitors a unique environment to live and work in. This also happens to be a popular tourist area due to the major hotels, UTC Westfield Mall and the short 10 minute drive to the La Jolla Coast and Torrey Pines State Park Beach. The Golden Triangle is just 10 miles North of Downtown San Diego (and the airport) and a 10 minute drive to the coast and Torrey Pines State Reserve & Golf Course.
North Park is is one of my favorite "inland" communities in San Diego-Metro. North Park is identified by it's proximity to Balboa Park (home of the San Diego Zoo) and a large sign in the middle of University Avenue near 30th Street (it's Downtown). The sign is actually a replica of the original from the 1960's, Some other communities of San Diego have similar signs in their "downtown" areas. North Park has a great variety of "mom & pop" boutique style shops, restaurants and cafe's.
Do you like craftsman and custom homes and CA-bungalows that can date back 100+ years and go from median priced to top dollar ? Then welcome to North Park!
Your San Diego Resource
VA Realtor: "It's my privilage to work with active duty, reserves and retired military vets and help them make San Diego their home or the location of their investment properties. I know VA guidelines and properties and offer service, respect and perks to our Vets."
Need a Realtor out of state? Would it surprise you to hear I serve all 50 United States?
I do specialize in Coastal & MetroSan Diego County, but I can help you meet a qualified Realtor professional in any other part of the country due to my Realtor Referral Network. In San Diego you'll work directly with me, especially in Coastal San Diego including: La Jolla, UTC & University City, Point Loma, Pacific Beach and Metro: North Park , Hillcrest, Normal Heights, Downtown, College Area, Chula Vista, Rancho Bernardo, Scripps Ranch, Mira Mesa and other areas. If you service needs exceed the Metro Areas I cover, again I will refer you a reliable professional. I do not over extend myself by trying to be all things to all people. Referring you out is as much my responsibility as serving you well.
Featured San Diego Properties
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New On The Market
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Pre-Foreclosure For Sale
6451 Clara Lee
San Dieco,CA 92120
Investor-Equity For Sale
3525 Lebon Dr # 209,
UTC /"Golden Triangle" /UCSD
Traditional Equity Sale-
10996 Valldemosa Lane
Tierrasanta- San Diego, CA
Trust Sale-1256 Upas St
San Diego, CA