Hi, I´m Jacque Baker. That´s short for Jacqueline and is pronounced "Jackie". I´m a Real Estate Broker in North San Diego County and have been in Real Estate in one form or another since the 1970´s when I was first licensed. This Real Estate Business is a long family tradition with my brothers, brother in law, aunt, cousins, daughter, as well as my mother have bought and sold property as long as I can remember. So I come by my love of everything Real Estate naturally and love waking up in the morning to see what wonderful new things have happened overnight to my world. Which is why I am now blogging.
Growing up, we were in the Navy. My father was a Navy Pilot which meant we moved every two or three years to the far ends of this country. From Virginia, to Cuba, to Hawaii, to New Mexico, and finally to San Diego, I´ve seen most areas. My love of traveling was developed at a young age. This has helped me to better understand the trials of relocating and better able to help my relocation buyers with settling into lovely San Diego, especially my beloved North County.
Settling into San Diego in the 1960´s, I´ve seen this area develop and grow- sometimes good and sometimes bad. First living in East County in El Cajon, graduating from Grossmont High School and College, then graduating from San Diego State College (yes before it was a University) with a degree in Social Sciences (I was planning to be a teacher!). Plans were derailed by getting married and having children, moving to the wilderness of Oregon where we were the original wilderness family owning and operating a lake resort and campground- but that is a whole other story!
SAN DIEGO LIVING
Back to the big city, I decided to combine teaching and helping buyers and sellers. At various times in my Real Estate related career, I´ve specialized in selling Residential Property, Business Opportunities, and Property Management. I´ve worked for some of the largest Real Estate Franchise Companies over the years, but soon decided that I wanted the opportunity to develop my own business by building my own reputation and client base. I love it and wonder why I didn´t do this sooner! I am a member of the National Association of Realtors, the California Association of Realtors, and the North San Diego County Association of Realtors.
I especially love using technology with Real Estate, having neighborhood websites for years and seeing the value of connecting online with people. Blogging is new, talking about all things Real Estate is not! Posting video´s online is new, sharing property photos is not. Google earth and birds eye views are new, knowledge of great neighborhoods is not. Adding the bells and whistles of technology enhances the capability of what I do best, sharing information, teaching buyers and sellers, and helping everyone have the absolute best experience they can when time comes to buy a new home or relocate to a new neighborhood.
HOBBIES AND OTHER INTERESTS
Apart from Real Estate, I love spending time with my children and grandchildren, good and dear friends and past clients who are now dear friends. I also enjoy buying, fixing up, and selling my own investment property. I also live to take day trips to the mountains, deserts, and beaches of Southern California, exploring new places in and around San Diego County (and sharing them with you) and when I really REALLY have the time, I delve into my love of genealogy and family history, tracing my roots back to the very earliest days of our country which has fostered a patriotic pride in everything American. I love our Country, love our God, hate our politics, and love the principals and values that our Founders fought and died for. I apply those same principals and values to my daily life, my family, and especially to my Real Estate Business.
My past clients are my biggest referrals. Not only have I helped them to make this huge investment, but most have become dear friends and I am now helping their children and friends as well. I strive to exceed every expectation and make your real estate transaction as easy and stress free as possible. I also give my promise that "Your Greatest Asset is My Greatest Concern"!