Community Spotlight: Realtors, Michelle Silverman and Amy Simon

Michelle SilvermanTwo is better than one. With Michelle Silverman & Amy Simon – Coldwell Banker Previews International agents you get the package deal. Together they have over two decades of experience in the local market and you can be sure that Michelle and Amy have seen and done it all in the market. But what sets them apart is their outside-the-box marketing approach. From giveaways to engaging online content, they go beyond the MLS. They aren’t in the business of “just selling property.” Rather, they are passionate and dedicated to finding you the home of your dreams. Continue reading

Expert Interview Series: La Jolla Real Estate Agent Barbara Leinenweber


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.

Finding a La Jolla Real Estate Specialist

The expert services of a real estate agent are a necessity when buying or selling a home in La Jolla. There are hundreds of La Jolla real estate agents serving the local area; however, finding the right one is critical to achieving the best results. There are several key qualities you should consider when searching for the right La Jolla realtor to work with.

A La Jolla real estate professional should have significant knowledge of market trends in the local community. Whether you are planning to buy, sell or invest in a condo, a townhome or a single family home, understanding the market conditions is essential for a successful real estate transaction.

In La Jolla, the median sales price is $937,000, but the average listing price is $2,344,930. This large variation requires experience to navigate through pricing and valuation in a manner that is in your best interest. An agent, who has extensive experience and knowledge in the buying and selling of real estate in La Jolla, can guide you with expertise to ensure you get the best deal on your sale or purchase.

There are many factors about the La Jolla real estate market which are unique to this area. For example, each of the neighborhoods in La Jolla has a distinct personality and culture. Communities like Bird Rock, Windansea Beach, the Village of La Jolla, Muirlands, Mount Soledad and others offer a variety of lifestyles and homes to choose from.

La Jolla is a great place to live and there has never been a better time to own real estate in La Jolla. From great La Jolla restaurants to world class health care facilities such as UCSD hospital and one of the leading Universities in the nation (UCSD), La Jolla has it all.

When buying, selling or investing in La Jolla real estate, the right real estate agent can play a key role in the success of your transaction. Search our directory for the top agents who specialize in real estate in La Jolla and start your first step towards owning a dream home in La Jolla.