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About Bern McGovern

My name is Bern McGovern, and I am a Realtor here in San Diego, CA.

I pride myself on not being your typical real estate agent. That’s why I focus my business on being your guide through the complex San Diego Real Estate market rather than just a “salesperson’. I take each transaction personally and take a vested interest in what my clients really want when buying or selling a home. I also have the unique ability from my previous career in television production to showcase a home through the use of beautiful images, aerial drone photo’s & videos, 3d Tours and aggressive online marketing campaigns while also showcasing what the community has to offer.

“We found out about Bern while watching his Youtube videos which were really helpful especially if you are looking for a house in a city that you haven’t lived before. Once we met in person, he was very friendly, helpful, proactive and answered every question we had, replied text and emails all the time and arranged everything according to our needs. We highly recommend him as your first-time homebuyer realtor because he is very knowledgeable about areas in San Diego, makes the process very easy and he is great with negotiations.”

-Flor Villalba

“My husband and I greatly enjoyed working with our Realtor – Bern McGovern to find our dream home in SD! Bern knew the answers to our many questions and worked very hard to earn our trust and business. We loved his ideas and suggestions for our SD home search and ultimately our new home. He also did an amazing job recommending trustworthy and hardworking contractors to help us with our new home. Although making the move from the SF Bay Area to SD was a super stressful time for us, Bern definitely helped make the experience less stressful and smooth sailing as possible. Thank goodness we had Bern!!”

Kelsey & Rob

“There are some people you come across in your life that are truly special. Bern McGovern is one of those people. My wife I and discovered Bern’s YouTube channel (…) around the same time we were considering moving to San Diego. A particular new construction neighborhood caught our eye and we wanted a realtor to advise and advocate for us. As the new home neighborhood progressed the builder decided to not offer an agent commission. Bern generously kept advising and talking to us even when there was no financial incentive to do so. Eventually we grew tired of the builder’s antics and decided to look for a private resale house. Bern was ready and willing to help us on our journey. This was my first time buying a home and Bern tolerated my plethora of questions with grace. Our first three offers were not accepted, but we stuck with it and on our fourth offer we were accepted. Throughout the process Bern demonstrated empathy, humor, and expertise. I am grateful we found Bern, he was an excellent guide and advocate on our home buying journey. If you are looking to buy real estate in San Diego county and need an agent Bern should be at the top of your list.”

Rusell & Jackie

“Cannot believe that buying and selling real estate could feel so effortless… and rewarding. As a seller, Bern made sure that we were able to achieve our asking price (and then some extra). He set the stage perfectly for showing, paired with expert marketing, photos, and the use of new age technology to attract multiple buyers. He also walked us through the pros and cons of each offer we received to help us get the most out of our property. As a buyer, he helped us see dozens of properties without any issues, went around our schedule flexibly, and discussed the details thoroughly about each property we were considering. Then, as we made the offer, he acted as the perfect intermediary by being the go-between for us and had the difficult conversations on our behalf. We couldn’t have asked for a better partner during the buying/selling process. Bern actually cared more about our interests and our happiness over any commission he may have earned. I couldn’t imagine having a better experience. Thanks, Bern!”

Justin & Alyssa

“My wife and I recently moved to the San Diego area in order to be closer to our kids, and grandkids, and after more than ten months of searching with four different agents , we went to Bern. We knew that Bern was especial when we went to interview him, and unlike other agents who had asked us to sign an exclusivity contract for 6 months or longer, Bern told us that if any time we were not happy with his services we were welcome to “fire” him! After working only a few days with Bern, I realized that he is very methodical and always learning about the pulse of the real estate in different geographical areas and times. He has the rare quality of being very patient and at the same time being extremely knowledgeable and detailed oriented. Bern is also very low-key and likable. These qualities made him very effective during the negotiations to purchase our “dream home”. There were four other offers, but because his amiable relationship with both the seller and his realtor, they ended up choosing our offer! If you are looking to buy or sell your home, do yourself a favor and hire Bern, he the BEST!”

Norma & Guillermo

Your Guides to San Diego

I pride myself on not being your typical real estate agent. That’s why I focus my business on being your guide through the complex San Diego Real Estate market rather than just a “salesperson’. I take each transaction personally and take a vested interest in what my clients really want when buying or selling a home.

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About Mike Reardon

My name is Michael Reardon and I would like to take a moment to introduce myself. I am a business graduate from San Diego State University (where I met my wife Caitlin) and have been a Rancho Penasquitos resident since 2009 when we bought our first home. When I'm not working, you will no doubt find me back and forth on the 56 freeway, chauffeuring our three children (ages 15,12,9) to their various school and sports activities. I also enjoy traveling with my family and everything outdoors, including hiking, surfing, and snowboarding. As your real estate consultant with the Off the 56 Home Team, I am looking forward to guiding you through every step of the real estate process. Whether it be purchasing your first home, searching for an investment property, or bringing in high traction to sell your home for top dollar, I’m here to make this process as smooth and enjoyable as possible. I've found my passion through real estate and my number one goal is to provide my clients with outstanding service and be your trusted adviser in this constantly fluctuating market. I look forward to earning your trust and working with you to accomplish all your real estate needs.

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Interested in chatting with Bern about San Diego real estate or just want to ask a local where the best sushi joints are? Reach out to Bern! He loves meeting new faces who are as passionate about San Diego as he is.

Phone: +1.858.900.1797

Location: 8390 Merge Ave San Diego, CA 92129