Achieving Your Goals
Everyday I have the pleasure of helping San Diegans achieve all their real estate related goals. I love getting to know my clients, their family and their individual & unique story. Guiding my clients to their best real estate decision(s) for them, their family and their desired lifestyle, is my top priority.
Here are a few success stories from clients I helped reach their real estate goals:
►An incredible war Veteran came to me with the goal of purchasing an investment property.
His problem: He wanted to use his VA Loan benefits to secure a future for his family, via investing in a 4-plex, but not sure at all how to go about doing so.
His Solution: After discussing what areas of San Diego would be a good fit for his investment we began looking at rare 4-plexs in his desired zip codes. After exercising a couple months of patience and then a little elbow grease he was thrilled to close escrow on a delightful 4-plex in the State area that provides all he was looking for. His family’s future is all set, thanks to his service of our great country and our knowledge in using the VA Loan benefits to maximize return.
►In July a client came to me who is now living abroad.
Her problem: She needed to sell her home immediately and for top dollar but she wasn’t not sure how to make it happen since she resides out of the US.
Her Solution: Her home received multiple offers, in only 4 days on the market, and sold for $17,000 over list price! She got the quick sale she needed!
►In May a couple from LA contacted my office since they were in the process of relocating to San Diego.
Their problem: They were unfamiliar with the different areas of our city plus they had a specific listof what they needed & wanted in their new home.
Their Solution: I helped educate them on the different areas of San Diego they were interested in living in, discussing the benefits and disadvantages of each one. They ended up purchasing their San Diego dream home for $95,000 less than asking price!
My drive is to come along side you in your journey of finding what is best for you and your family! I work with San Diegans of all backgrounds, ages and stages of life. My office is in La Mesa (Village West) and I provide real estate problem solving, top-notch marketing services and more to all of San Diego County.
Sharing a Bit of My Personal Journey with You
I don’t usually share much about myself since I am hyper-focused on my clients and yet, I’ve had quite a few people ask me lately “so, what’s your story?” Well, here it is…
I was born and raised in the Chicago area. Excited to see the world and to be able to pay for my college degree, I joined the Navy when I turned 18. My first orders sent me directly to San Diego and honestly I was very upset as I wanted to go abroad, not to the West Coast. However, as soon as I got off the plane here and I saw the gorgeous San Diego Harbor out in front of me I felt like I was in a movie. It was incredible! A friend of mine from boot camp picked me up from the airport and took me through the city. We drove up Laurel, through Balboa Park, and stopped at the fountain. I remember thinking to myself how awesome this city is. I knew in my heart, that very first night in San Diego, I was never leaving!
For almost 5 years I was stationed at what was then NAS Miramar as an aviation electrician. While serving, I obtained my B.S. in Computer Science. After 3 years working in the computer science field I realized it was not my calling. Being stuck in an office every day, in front of a computer, and not being able to truly connect with people throughout my day was not for me!
As I started considering other career options my brother-in-law thought I would be perfect for car sales. What started out as a temporary job, while I was looking for “my career”, lasted 25 years! As a low-key introvert, with the heart of a teacher, I was a different type of sales person than most had ever experienced at a car dealership. This led me to great success in my “temporary” career. Many of my past car clients would refer their friends or colleagues to come down and see me at the dealership knowing they would receive excellent service.
So, how does all this culminate to my career in Real Estate? Great question! I was making good money, had an awesome client database, loved what I was doing and was thrilled to still be living in San Diego, why did I leave car sales? Well, what started as a passion when I purchased my first condo in North Park, at the age of 25, continued to burn within me. For years I followed San Diego Real Estate. I bought and sold several homes. I was always scared to make that jump, then finally when I turned 50 years old I thought “if not now, when”?
I decided to take a huge leap of faith and jumped into another great unknown, my 3rd career! Third time’s a charm, right!?! This meant working in an area that I have always been passionate about – helping San Diegans in the buying, selling and investing of real estate. After 7 years I am still excited to get up and go into “work”… I am a lucky person!
Here at Clemens Real Estate Group (CREG) I work daily, with a network of top professionals in the industry, to help with San Diegans of all ages & in all stages of life, through the buying, selling & investing in Real Estate. The next time you hear someone sharing a real estate related problem and they need a trustworthy, competent and passionate REALTOR®, please call me with their contact information and I will be honored to call them and introduce myself.
And this is Sam! He loves La Mesa, as much as I do, and comes to many local events. Here he is pictured enjoying the La Mesa Classic Car & Bike Show down in the Village.
REALTOR® | CA BRE #01882048