Agent Profile

George Bakes  -  GRI

Associate Broker

CalBRE#: 01913637

Del Mar
2651 Via De La Valle
Del MarCA  92014
Cell (858) 602-2799
Office (858) 755-0075
Home (858) 832-8815
Fax (858) 755-3086

Business Philosophy

BE A TRUE ADVOCATE FOR YOUR CLIENT Servicing the communities throughout San Diego County, George's approach to real estate is very simple: be a true advocate for your client and act in their best interests always...service your clients as you would expect to be treated by any other professional...exceed your client's expectations. George Bakes is a consummate professional who handles every transaction according to his client's specific needs and objectives, whatever his clients set out for him to accomplish.

Education and Training

EDUCATION

Boston University School of Law
Graduate School of Taxation
Boston, Massachusetts
Degree: LL.M., Masters in Taxation, 1989

Quinnipiac University School of Law
Hamden, Connecticut
Degree: J.D., 1987

Southern Connecticut State University
Hamden, Connecticut
Degree: B.S., Accounting/Economics 1983

PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS

Certified Investment Counselor (CIC)
Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI)
Doctorate of Jurisprudence (J.D.)
Masters of Legal Letters, Taxation (LL.M.)

MEMBERSHIP

Loopnet.
CCIM (Member, National & San Diego Chapter).
National Association of Realtors (NAR).
California Association of Realtors (CAR).
San Diego Association of Realtors (SDAR).

Awards And Designations

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Rookie of the Year, 1998.

Areas of Expertise

Market Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of the real estate industry.
Internet "Blitz" Marketing: Anyone can put a listing on the internet...then what?
Comprehensive "Needs" Analysis: Identifying my client's precise needs and finding it.
Buyer/Tenant Pre-Qualification: Bring only serious and qualified buyers and tenants to the table.
Transaction Management: Controlling the transaction from start to finish.
Financial Analysis: Make sure the numbers work for my clients.
Request for Proposals (RFP): Written proposals to Owner/landlords requesting pertinent information.
Letters of Intent (LOI): Presenting Buyer/Tenant's terms and conditions to Owner/landlords...the precursor to a contract of sale.
Offer Evaluations: Meticulous analysis of all competing offers.
Negotiation: Be a true advocate for your client.
1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges: Explore one of the most attractive tax code provisions for buyers and sellers.
Post Sale/Lease Service: Staying in constant contact with my clients after the sale/lease.
Ask the competition what services they offer and precisely how they plan to accomplish your goals?

Community Involvement

Editor, Commercial Real Estate Corner - Carlsbad, Encinitas, Del Mar, Carmel Valley, La Jolla Patch.com.
San Diego Mountain Biking Association
San Diego Squash

Personal Background

The one most important lesson I have learned in my business life is that our accomplishments are more significant and rewarding when they come as a result of old fashioned work ethic. I have found that most successful business people have diverse interests. My primary interest outside real estate is sport. From an early age, sport became one of the most important aspects of my life...sport breeds hard work, discipline, focus, and teamwork in accomplishing any goal...winning or losing is not as important as participating and creating passion for what I do every day...all of these qualities carry over to my real estate business, and for me defines what it means to be a professional.

Communities I Serve

Commercial Real Estate: San Diego County.
Residential Real Estate: San Diego County.

Useful Links:
Coldwell Banker Online
Home Base
Latest Real Estate News
Market Matters
MRMLS Active Property Search
Real Estate Report
San Diego View Magazine
San Diego City Schools
San Diego Private Schools