Jesse Ibanez | Co-Founder, REALTOR, SFR, CDPE, GREEN, Certified Green-REP, Author, Radio Host

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Jesse and his baby girl

Meet Jesse.

Personally, my purpose is that I aspire to be the role model of a great man to my daughter, Kamilah, and of a great husband to my beautiful wife, Andrea.  Professionally, my purpose is to be an Expert Consultant, a Master at the art of negotiation with a “finger tip feel” for the deal, and oversee as I orchestrate all of the transactional details for people on the move.  I’m a 19 year resident of San Diego and have helped hundred of families get into and out of homes in almost every nook and cranny of this beautiful county we call San Diego, and “home.”

Professionally, I believe there is a reason why we bump into the people we do in this life.  I don’t take those intersections to folks lightly.  My purpose is that when I am lucky enough to bump into you, that when our time together is complete, I will have done my part in “leaving each other better than how we found each other.”  My gift is in my passion to learn, my willingness to fully integrate that learning, then combine it with my ability to lead with a servant’s heart to help you get from where you are to where you want to be…meaningfully.   Now you, like me, hear some people say answer that, “they’re in Real Estate” when asked what they do.  Like, its something they happened upon while they were in between things -or- trying to make a quick buck.   I’m not sure that applies to me.  Because, I don’t think there was ever a chance I’d end up doing anything else. Why?  I love helping people.  That is where my creative spirit energy comes from and thrives.  And … you might say that, building houses and creating homes have always been in my blood!

I grew up building houses since I was old enough to swing a hammer…CLICK HERE to read on...

(well, if you call “laborer who did all the jobs that my dad and older brother didn’t want to do and was never allowed to do the fun stuff till I got older” building houses, then I suppose I can, too 😀 ).  The truth is that building homes from scratch was my father’s trade.  And he was great at it.  My dad was the best around town for his word-of-mouth niche of: being able to build the things and take on the projects that nobody else could do. I suppose he loved a good challenge.

And I suppose some of that rubbed off on me.  This, because our niche has always been First-Time Home Buyers, First-Time Sellers, and Short Sales – which have always been some of the most difficult transactions in our business.

I’ve heard my clients say, surprised, that one of their favorite things about me was my strangely deep knowledge & awareness of building science and familiarity with things that fell well outside of the scope of a typical Real Estate Agent.

I treasure those comments.

They remind me of my dad, my brother, and all those hot-hot summer days that the three of us labored for what seemed to be 16 hours on end, building homes from scratch right out of the earth for those very excited families we helped.  You might say I’ve been in that vision & actualization business from before I was able to even understand what the heck that meant.

There is something so romantic about driving up to a job site before the sun has even rose, hands still tired and blisters open from the wares of the day before, only to leave the site that day better than how you found it.  That feeling of satisfaction I got while driving off, knowing that the day wasn’t done until every drop of sweat within me had been spent.  The lessons learned from working with my hands, the reward of a hard earned wage, the ol’ fashioned blue collar way, with family, custom building something important that truly matters to someone, knowing that with every stroke of my brush & focused intention, I am doing my part in leaving a legacy for them and for me.

These lessons learned are the head cornerstones of what we eventually built here with The GreenHouse Group.

So, I suppose when I hear most people answer that, “they’re in Real Estate”, that’s because it’s a job that they may have just picked up along the way in the pursuit of money.  If so, then I suppose it’s more appropriate to answer when people ask what I do is to say, “Real Estate has just always been in me.”

Personally, my purpose is that I aspire to be the role model of a great man to my daughter, Kamilah, and of a great husband to my beautiful wife, Andrea.  Professionally, my purpose is to be an Expert Consultant, a Master at the art of negotiation with a “finger tip feel” for the deal, and oversee as I orchestrate all of the transactional details for people on the move.  I’m a 19 year resident of San Diego and have helped hundred of families get into and out of homes in almost every nook and cranny of this beautiful county we call San Diego, and “home.”

That’s my story; I look forward to learning about and sharing in yours.

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Better Get To Know Jesse Better:

Nickname:  Boney (ask me, it’s a good story).

Headline:  “You can’t do great things in life, you can only do small things with great love.” – Mama Teresa

When I’m not Real Estate Consulting:  I’m demolishing myself & hoping my body has repaired itself in time to do it all over again tomorrow, at CrossFit Pacific Beach.

Last book I read:  Mastery, by Robert Greene (PS: there is no way I can keep up with this ;))

Favorite movie:  Pulp Fiction.

Last meal on Earth:  French Toast from The Mission Café, add eggs and double bacon with a bottomless cup of coffee.

Don’t tell anyone else but:  I used to do Stand Up Comedy at the La Jolla Comedy Store (please don’t youtube it!)

First job:  Paper route.

GHG is:  The ego-less chamber of great intersections.

Super hero power:  Compassionate Leadership from the middle, not from atop.

 

Jesse’s Professional Resume

2002-2006 Top Mortgage Planner for one of the largest brokers in SD County.
2006 Switched to Real Estate in 2006 at the inception of The GreenHouse Group.
2006 Co-Host of Steve Becker’s Mortgage and Real Estate Hour on AM1000 KCEO
Radio.
2007 Started San Diego Pros, a not-for-profit focused on community leadership through business coaching & personal development.
2008 One of  25 panelists at Strategic Forum of Real Estate Professionals to speak in
Las Vegas for a 20-minute talk attended by 3,000+ agents.
2009 Voted “Best of Yelp” on Yelp.com for all of San Diego for both Real Estate and
Mortgage categories.
2009 Voted 5 Star Real Estate Agent featured in San Diego Magazine.
2009 Incorporated as The GreenHouse Group. 2009 Founded Hope Against Hope, a not-for-profit committed to helping
homeowners in distress to avoid foreclosure.
2009 One of the original graduate students of Alex Charfin’s CDPE course.
2009 Monthly Guest Speaker for By Referral Only’s Market Leader Conference Calls
2009 Panelist and Presenter for “Bankable Results” Training Seminar in Las Vegas,
attended by over 500+ agents and lenders.
2010 Voted “Best of Yelp” on Yelp.com for all of San Diego for both Real Estate and
Mortgage categories
2010 Voted 5 Star Real Estate Agent featured in San Diego Magazine.
2010 Hand selected to be part of the leadership committee for The Nation’s Top 50
Agents & Lenders Nationwide group “BroVance”, sharing best practices and meeting
quarterly ever since.
2011 Voted “Best of Yelp” on Yelp.com for all of San Diego for both Real Estate and
Mortgage categories
2011 Voted 5 Star Real Estate Agent featured in San Diego Magazine.
2011 Published the book “Fresh Start for HomeOwners.”
2011 Multiple guest spots on NBC News in San Diego and Sacramento.
2011 One of the TOP 50 producing individual agents in SD County Q3
2012 Voted “Best of Yelp” on Yelp.com for all of San Diego for both Real Estate and
Mortgage categories
2012 Voted 5 Star Real Estate Agent featured in San Diego Magazine.
2012 Multiple guest spots on NBC 7/39 News as a Real Estate Expert.
2012 One of the TOP 50 producing individual agents in SD County Q4
2013 Joe Stumpf’s Billion Dollar 7 Club – one of the hand selected 7 top producing agents in US & Canada
2013 Invited to “The Inner Circle” for only Top 15 By Referral Only Members.
2013 Ranked #182 for agent production in sales volume in SD County for 2013.
2013 The GreenHouse Group became a million dollar company.
2013 Voted 5 Star Real Estate Agent featured in San Diego Magazine (5 yrs in a row).
2014 Awarded “2013 Best Of Trulia Top Agent Award.”
2014 Awarded “2013 Zillow Premier Agent.”
2014 Guest Real Estate Panelist on ESPN Radio AM1700.
2014 Voted 5 Star Real Estate Agent featured in San Diego Magazine (6 yrs in a row).
2014 Guest Panelist for “Listing Mastery” Conference.
2014 Ranked Top 3% in agent production in sales volume in SD County.
2014 Winner of August 2014 The Real Estate Debate on ESPN Radio AM1700.
2014 Host of ESPN’s Tuesday @ Noon Radio Hour: “Jesse’s Secret Stash” on ESPN Radio AM1700.
2014 Presenter at Main Event Masters as an expert in “Client Centered Conversations.”
2015 Awarded “2014 Best Of Trulia Top Agent Award.”
2015 Awarded “2014 Zillow Premier Agent.”
2015 Voted 5 Star Real Estate Agent featured in San Diego Magazine (7 yrs in a row).
2016 Featured Cover Agent Top Agent Magazine
2016 Awarded Real Estate Executives Top 100 Most Influential Southern California Agents
2016 SDAR Circle Of Excellence Award Nominee “Gold Level”
2016 San Diego County Top 100 Agents By Units 2014, 2015, 20162013
2016 Voted 5 Star Real Estate Agent featured in San Diego Magazine (8 yrs in a row).

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