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Concierge Auctions to sell fully customized Rancho Santa Fe retreat

Concierge Auctions, a luxury real estate auction firm serving high-net-worth individuals worldwide, recently announced the auction of Rancho Las Brisas in Rancho Santa Fe. Rancho Las Brisas was previously offered for $6.695 million and will sell to the highest bidder without reserve in cooperation with Laura Barry of Barry Estates on Nov. 8.

Unique attributes of Rancho Las Brisas include:

• A 10,390-square-foot residence featuring 6 bedrooms, 5 full and 1 half-bathrooms in an exclusive gated community

• An exterior designed by acclaimed Greg Agee Custom Homes, and interiors by renowned designer Susan Spath of Kern & Co.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices honored with Stevie Gold Award

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices was recently named Startup of the Year in the 2014 American Business Awards, earning the brokerage the Stevie Gold award. The award was presented at the Fairmont Millennium Park Hotel in Chicago, Illinois.
“Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is among a select few organizations to be entrusted with the Berkshire Hathaway name,” comments David M. Cabot, CEO and president of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties. “The reputation of the brand is a substantial benefit to not only our buyers and sellers but also our agents as they can rest assured in the knowledge that they are backed by an industry leader with extensive support services.”
Stephen Phillips, COO and president of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, referenced the growth of the brokerage as he came on stage to accept the award. “Since the formation of our company we have grown to include 32,000 agents in 949 offices across 46 states,” said Phillips.
“When you have a great brand and a lot of hard working people on your team, wonderful things can happen,” added Phillips.
To contact the best qualified Realtor, or for information about career opportunities, please visit Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties on the web at

Concierge Auctions secures highest property price since $15M sale in 2008 in Rancho Santa Fe

Concierge Auctions, a luxury real estate auction firm serving high-net-worth individuals worldwide, recently announced the successful auction of El Milagro. Following a spirited auction with eight bidders, El Milagro has gone under contract for what, when closed, will be the highest recorded price in the exclusive Covenant of Rancho Santa Fe since a $15 million sale in October, 2008. The property went under contract in cooperation with Laura Barry of Barry Estates.

Four undeveloped home sites sold at The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe

Four of the last nine remaining undeveloped lots within The Bridges have just been sold to a custom home builder for $3.4 million.

Auction of the El Milagro estate to be held in in Rancho Santa Fe

Shots of the El Milagro estate in Rancho Santa Fe.  Photos courtesy of

Concierge Auctions, a luxury real estate auction firm serving high-net-worth individuals worldwide, recently announced the Aug. 15 auction of the El Milagro estate in Rancho Santa Fe.

Realtors gather to discuss ways to make the Rancho Santa Fe Covenant even better

Participants in a recent realtor’s roundtable included Jason Barry, K. Ann Brizolis, moderator Bill Gaylord, Catherine Barry, Laura Barry, Orva Harwood and Ryan McGovern.

The roundtable featured realtors Catherine and Jason Barry and Ryan McGovern from Barry Estates, Laura Barry of Laura Barry Luxury Estates, Orva Harwood with Coldwell Banker and K. Ann Brizolis with Pacific Sotheby’s. Bill Gaylord, a local mortgage broker and past chairman of the Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation moderated the discussion. The roundtable was organized by Alex Kaiser, vice president of Encore Leasing Group.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties Invests in Advanced Marketing Technology for Agents

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties is known for offering its agents industry-leading marketing programs, experienced leadership, and the technology and tools that they need to be successful. Now they are taking it a step further with a complimentary automated marketing technology for every agent. This new technology, EasyEdge, is provided by Obeo, a leader in real estate marketing since 2000.

Exceptional year for Robert Sayler of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

Robert W. Sayler

Robert W. Sayler, of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, was honored with the Chairman’s Circle Gold award for his sales performance last year. The achievement ranks Sayler in the top two percent of the brokerage’s vast national network of residential sales professionals.

Last Crosby production lots in Rancho Santa Fe sold for $6,270,098

The Crosby. Courtesy photo

The San Diego office of Colliers International recently announced the sale of the Crosby Enclave, a planned residential development on 8 acres, located at the intersection of Del Dios Highway and Bing Crosby Boulevard, Rancho Santa Fe, CA(92067) for $6,270,098.
David Santistevan, Gunder Creager, and Ciara Layne-Trujillo, of the Colliers International Land Team represented both the seller, Crosby Enclave, LLC and the buyer, Davidson Communities.
The planned residential community, located at the entrance of The Crosby development, will feature 13 homes on approximately 7,000 square foot lots. One home will be 2,800 square feet and the other 12 residences will range between 3,314-3,700 square feet.
“Davidson Communities, a company renowned for delivering luxury housing, will develop the last production lots in The Crosby,” said David Santistevan, senior vice president of Colliers International. “It will also be one of the last projects of any significance built not only in The Crosby but in Rancho Santa Fe.”

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Affiliate receives International President’s Elite Award

Danielle Short

Danielle Short, an independent Realtor affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Rancho Santa Fe, earned the coveted International President’s Elite Award, placing her in the top 2 percent of all Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage affiliates.

“My passion for real estate, hard work, diligence, dedication to providing excellent service and drive to produce a job well done has led to my success,” said Short.


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