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About me

Business Philosophy

“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure” ~Bill Cosby

I feel fortunate to have been recognized as one of the Monterey Peninsula’s top producing Real Estate Brokers over the last decade. My educational background in Real Estate and testimonials of clients has qualified me to be one of the most respected Real Estate Brokers on The Monterey Peninsula. I was born and raised in the state of Hawaii (4th generation) along with a twin brother, Henry and two sisters, Hannah & Betsy. The game of tennis grew deep in our family with my Father, John Somerville, one of the top players for Yale University and my mother, Hattie Somerville, a Hawaii State Champion. All Somerville kids were introduced to tennis at a early age and excelled through the ranks with all becoming Hawaii High School State Champions, top collegiate players and International touring professionals. After attending the University of Hawaii I worked in management with Sheraton Hotels as their Tennis Director; my last property being the Sheraton Kauai. We moved to The Monterey Peninsula in 1993 where my wife and I  have raised our family.

Having lived on the Monterey Peninsula since 1993, my clients enjoy my thorough knowledge of the Pebble Beach, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Carmel Valley and Pacific Grove Real Estate markets. Each city is destinctively unique and attract travelers from all over the world.

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In Today’s market we see many concerned Seller’s and Buyer’s trying to anticipate the next economic surge/contraction in order to buy at the absolute low of the market or to capture appreciable gains on a sale. Real Estate is my passion, for which I have developed a solid knowledge base of local Real Estate moving market trends & lending practices; further enabling my clients to make prudent decisions to maximize their Real Estate investment goals. I have had the honor of representing some of the most renown properties on “the peninsula” that have captivated Buyers from around the globe. Monterey Peninsula’s ocean front, golf course and ranch properties have always been my forte. Packaging a property for sale takes an acute understanding of the dynamics of Real Estate marketing . I provide a customized marketing “road map” that assures my clients effective exposure increasing the probability of a successful sale. Approaching my business with a “home town” feel has always given a level of comfort to my clients. Interacting with my clients through sport, going to my favorite restaurants (I love food) and entertainment, have promoted “the peninsula’s” communities & lifestyles and has allowed me to develop some of the most fantastic relationships.

Formerly a collegiate & world ranking tennis professional, and still a competitive fanatic, I love to spend my spare time on the tennis court. If not on the tennis court, my court skills quickly transfer to the golf greens, basketball, coaching Pony League baseball, surfing or paddling with my outrigger canoe club. Living on the Peninsula is a blessing, the mild climate provides my family and I the opportunity to pursue all outdoor activities whether on land or sea. If you are wanting to buy or sell property on the Monterey Peninsula give me a call, I’ll will be glad to give you practical advice for your next Real Estate acquisition.

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