Bob Bennion and Bob Deville, Owners of Windermere Real Estate SoCal, proudly welcome Realtor® Traci Gares to the Hillcrest/Mission Hills office, located at 265 West Washington Street in San Diego. Traci earned her license in 2013 and works with buyers and sellers throughout San Diego, specializing in the neighborhoods of Serra Mesa, La Mesa, Del Cerro, and San Carlos.
The real estate gene is strong in Traci’s family. As a teenager, she helped her parents remodel and build homes, giving her early exposure to the industry and the home makeover process. “I love all facets of real estate, which I discovered while working on our family’s housing projects,” says Traci. These experiences allowed her to develop an eye for interior design, something she applies with her clients to help them see the potential in a home they may purchase or enhance a living space to maximize its appeal to potential homebuyers.
Traci’s clients love her affable personality and dedicated work ethic, qualities she enhanced in her time as a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. “As a mail carrier, you get to build great relationships with people since you see them all the time. As a result of my mail route experiences, I am able to quickly build a positive rapport with my clients and create a solid foundation for a great working relationship,” she adds. Traci’s time walking certain neighborhoods everyday gives her a strong understanding of the nuances within each community, something she shares with her clients when looking for the perfect neighborhood to call home. “I loved seeing the different home designs and variety of architecture within each neighborhood. From 50’s to Spanish to Asian-influenced, San Diego has a wide range of styles, which makes it really exciting to be in real estate here.”
In addition to her love of real estate, Traci is also passionate about giving back to her community, donating her time to Habitat For Humanity where she lends her creative eye to help new homeowners design their space; Build A Miracle where she assists in building homes for those who are under-sheltered; and Mesa Colony Community where she helps improve her neighborhood. “I love to volunteer any way that I can, especially with organizations that make a difference in other people’s lives,” Traci adds.
After hearing rave reviews about Bennion and Deville’s Windermere SoCal offices, and from the encouragement of her friend who was already associated with the brokerage, Traci decided it was time to make the switch. “The close-knit, family atmosphere is great – everyone helps each other. I had met Kirk [Gregor, Managing Broker] before and thought he would be great to work with,” she concludes.
Says Kirk Gregor, “Traci is an excellent fit for our Hillcrest/Mission Hills office family. Her lifelong journey in the industry and sincere passion for helping others achieve great things through real estate set her up to continue her successful career with our brokerage. On behalf of everyone with our team, I would like to welcome Traci.”
About Windermere Real Estate SoCal
Bob Bennion and Bob Deville brought their highly acclaimed and successful Windermere SoCal blueprint to the coastal Southern California communities of San Diego and Orange counties in 2010. Windermere SoCal offices proudly serving Orange County include Laguna Beach and Laguna Niguel. San Diego County offices are located in Alpine, Carlsbad, Carmel Valley, Encinitas, Hillcrest/Mission Hills, La Mesa Village, and Little Italy. The Premier Properties program lists and showcases some of the finest properties available on the market, maximizing exposure of high-end luxury homes to qualified buyers across a variety of mediums and channels.
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