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When it comes to San Diego’s top real estate brokers, it’s difficult to pinpoint the most valuable characteristic. It helps to know the market. It helps to be visionary and positive. It helps to be likeable, a keen listener, and a masterful negotiator.
With Richard Combs, it all comes down to instinct. For nearly ten years, the rising talent has sharpened his instincts by gaining a surprisingly vast breadth of experience. His repertoire includes large scale new development condominiums, sprawling downtown lofts, luxury condominiums, single family homes…even raw land. It’s made it easy for him to see the intrinsic value of property—and know, instinctively, how to do his job.
Richard grew up around real estate (his father is a broker and investor, his mother is a new construction expert and his grandfather was a regional shopping center developer and commercial realtor). Richard’s background and experience also comes from years of consulting with developers and real estate investment firms like Bosa Development and Nexus Development Group to name a few.
Passion is what drives the top producers in our industry and Richard has found his true passion selling real estate. “I’ve always loved architecture,” he says, “and I’m a natural people-person. This job is a perfect fit.” He particularly enjoys finding a buyer who’s a good fit for a particular building or property. “A personality match is unbelievably important, especially in small buildings or communities.”
“I am a pretty straight-forward person. My clients like that what you see is what you get.” His directness can be very reassuring during the uncertainty of selling a home, a major life decision that often comes with stress. “I think I offer my clients not only experience, but patience and sensitivity. In the end, my clients are satisfied. That’s why so much of my business is referrals. People remember.”
Equally impressive is his dedication to the selling process when he puts her clients’ homes on the market. His marketing materials and attention to details have earned considerable respect from sellers. Both his marketing and negotiation skills have enabled him to attain the highest possible prices for the condos and homes he has represented.
When it comes to luxury properties, no one commands a deeper knowledge of the downtown market. Richard understands more than anyone why the best brokers know exactly what’s available at any given time-even if they don’t have a particular client in mind. Maintaining a sense of the big picture, in his opinion, is the only way to make sound judgments and give each client the best possible options. Nothing is more satisfying to him than helping a client find exactly what he or she is looking for in a new home.
“There’s no place in the world like San Diego,” says Richard Combs, San Diego resident since 1983. “Every passion you could ever imagine is here in some form. People are free to be who they want to be and that’s what makes living here so exciting.”
What Richard’s clients say…
“Richard is the best Realtor I have worked with…always on time…follows up on questions…extremely detail oriented.”
“Richard has a code of ethics that more people should have.”
“Richard is a pro’s pro. He is knowledgeable, helpful and immensely patient. He also exhibits a terrific ”can do” attitude which made all the difference in our transaction. Working with Richard to acquire our new home was rewarding and comfortable on all levels. Regards.”
“Words alone can’t express what a great experience it’s been working with Richard. He is extremely knowledgeable of the downtown area which is a great help in our search for a condo. Richard has a way of making the process a pleasurable experience. He pays close attention to our wishes/desires and then he takes that information into consideration when setting up tours. He knows what we like and doesn’t waste our time with places that don’t meet our wishes. Richard has been a pleasure to work with. We highly recommend him for anyone seeking an agent. “
“Richard guided us through the complicated maze of viewing, reviewing, inspections and the inevitable mounds of paperwork.”
“He consistently informed me as to what was happening with the listing. He was always available.”