Expert Interview Series: La Jolla Real Estate Agent Barbara Leinenweber

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How long have you been associated with real estate in La Jolla?

Barbara Leinenweber has been working with La Jolla real estate for the past decade, personally buying and selling homes since 1983. She works at Coldwell Banker brokerage, a business she says is team oriented and “helps promote tools and global reach to sell properties in La Jolla.” Barbara is well-equipped with a marketing degree from SDSU, countless connections from living in the La Jolla area and maintaining an active membership with REBA.

How has real estate changed?

“It’s changed a lot,” Leinenweber said. Having started work when the economy was strong and having worked through the crash in ’08, Leinenweber says that finally the real estate industry is “coming back stronger than ever.” It was a buyer’s market before, when prices were low, but now it’s a sellers market; prices are up, homes sell quickly and there is a need for more inventory.

Local Expert Interview: Real Estate Broker Patricia Denning

How long have you been associated with the Real Estate industry?

Denning has been in the business for over 20 years. She has sold all over San Diego county and is in the re-sale market now, where she specializes in coastal real estate.

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How has real estate in San Diego changed during this time?

“Technology has completely changed everything” Denning said. Customers go to the internet as their first resource. They are often informed with listings that are not up-to-date and call brokers with their own game-plan. This change has forced Denning and her colleagues, more than ever, to get out there and be on top of it.

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