Today we’d like to introduce you to Caroline Abkar.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Caroline. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
People are often surprised to hear that I left a decade-long career as a successful Engineer/Project Manager so I could pursue my calling of making a direct, positive impact in people’s lives through real estate. Since I graduated in 2002, I had the opportunity to work in various cities including Copenhagen, Helsinki, Montreal, Palo Alto (Bay Area) and San Diego. I learned invaluable management and negotiation skills from some of the best businesses and establishments out there including Accenture and Stanford University.
I love seeing the joy in people’s eyes when they buy and sell homes as a direct result of my efforts.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Every day comes with its challenges in real estate which is also what makes it so rewarding. This business requires boundless amounts of energy, motivation, proper support and a tremendous amount of drive. Fortunately, I have been able to establish great credibility and gained a reputation for providing exceptional customer service. The barrier to entry being very low in real estate, the bar is not set very high for our industry which I hope to help change one day at a time.
My other challenge is striking a harmonious work/life balance; I could work 24/7 and still have tons of things I would love to get to. Being an entrepreneur never ends, especially when you’re passionate. It’s important prioritize, stay accountable, provide stellar service but remain a whole individual whose needs are met in every aspect of life. That, in turn, makes you a better person and professional.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Caroline Abkar – Your San Diego Realty – what should we know?
I specialize in helping people buy and sell homes all over San Diego. I help move-up buyers and sellers, first time buyers, military families, investors, and relocation buyers. I am known for going above and beyond for my clients; I truly do everything I possibly can to make sure my clients are being served the way they deserve. I strongly abide by the Golden Rule of treating others the way I want to be treated, which I think people can immediately sense. I’m also big on keeping my knowledge continuously up to date so I’m abreast on the latest trends and technology.
I also help the community by supporting other businesses through my blog so I they can share their story and host events. I have held events for schools and restaurants and have interviews some stellar establishments including Bay Park Coffee, Modo Yoga, Studio Flo Pilates, Arise Design, Scatena Daniels Communications, Oasis San Diego, Catalina Offshore Products, Deft Brewing, Hoboken Pizza, and Trim Hair Lounge, studio b beauty & balance, and Poseidon Project!
I am particularly proud for having launched a holiday toy drive 2 years ago which has been incredibly successful. I have partnered up with various charities and delivered over 700 toys in just 2 years. I plan on continuing this tradition every year. The Bay Park / Bay Ho / Clairemont community has responded so generously. I was also recently invited to speak at a Girl Scouts meeting and discuss empathy with the girls. I am also involved at my daughter’s elementary school where I sponsor various fundraisers, help out as a volunteer throughout the year, and help spread the word about various events at the school.
Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
I treat people’s trust like gold. It is precious, and every one of my actions is aligned with a commitment to protect that trust. That, married with my skills, is reflected in the level of customer care I provide.
- Website: yoursandiegorealty.com
- Phone: 619-808-4804
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/caroline_yoursandiegorealtor/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caroline.abkarRealEstate/
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