Marie Jo Atkins first got into real estate in the early 90′s when she decided to sell her house as a “For Sale by Owner” listing. Like most “For Sale by Owner” listings she had no success and opted to use an agent after only a month on the market. She spent each day with her agent paying close attention to detail and developing an understanding for the San Diego Real Estate Market. It didn’t take long after the house sold for Marie Jo to get her license and begin a successful career in real estate.
Marie Jo Atkins has been in real estate for some 15 years, specializing in the high end luxury market. However, she is just as comfortable serving first time buyers or buyers in the lower price ranges. She does it all!
In her first year she earned Rookie of the Year honors for her success in the North County Inland areas. In 2003 she had her best year to date selling 101 homes worth a total of $115 million. Her successes have been steady throughout her career as she has maintained the title of “Number One North County Inland Agent” in San Diego since 2003.
Recently Marie Jo Atkins joined Exclusive Properties and their new president Steve Rodgers. She will be working at the Rancho Bernardo location with the rest of her staff, including Vicki Pellegrini. Vicki has been a resident of Poway since 1986 and has been a licensed agent since 1994. She and Marie Jo have worked together for almost ten years and have developed a common agency affiliation into a working partnership and lifetime friendship.
Also joining Marie Jo and Vicki will be Sue Robertson, Jamie Wimmer, Cathy Busick, Tiffany French, Agnes Vidacs, Tina Evangelisti, Jackie Johnston and her daughter Lelia Olenik.
“Exclusive Properties is an agency that resonates well with today’s real estate market. I have known Steve Rodgers for many years and I know he will continue to bring Exclusive Properties to the fore-front of the Southern California Real Estate Market. I’m happy to be apart of such a tremendous organization with so much potential for growth,” said Marie Jo Atkins, the newest addition to Exclusive Properties.
“Marie Jo Atkins is one of the most talented, hardworking, ethical agents I have ever had the pleasure of working with,” said Steve Rodgers, Exclusive Properties President. “I was so thrilled when she decided to join our team here at Exclusive Properties. She has excellent customer service and follow-up skills. I would highly recommend her to anyone thinking of buying or selling – I even used her on my own home sale and purchase.”
The award winning team of Diane Teti, John Olenik, Jennifer Teti-Burroughs, Susi Vickery and Tom Kaa are excited to announce their affiliation with Exclusive Properties. For the past 10 years this team has consistently ranked in the top 1% nationally for real estate sales.
Specializing in San Diego along the I-15 corridor including Rancho Bernardo, Poway, Scripps Ranch, Carmel Mountain Ranch, Escondido, 4S Ranch, and Temecula.
Teti states: “Our decision to make the move was driven by an incredible opportunity to embrace state of the art technology, incredible products, and professional training. The smaller boutique enviorment embraces our pholosphy towards making each of our clients feel like they are Number 1.”
We are extremely pleased and excited to announce that effective April 1st, 2009, we will assume the North County offices and business of McMillin Realty.
As a result of the challenging real estate market and the economic recession, McMillin has decided to make a commitment to focus all of their resources in the South County where their roots began and where they have the largest real estate presence.
We are pleased that Scott McMillin found that Exclusive Properties Real Estate was exactly the right company to assume the responsibility of servicing the agents and clients they have been working with for years.
He chose Exclusive Properties and Steve Rodgers to take over the operations because of their combined commitment, expertise, knowledge, and strong leadership in the North County Real Estate market. This vote of confidence in us is a true reflection of the character and professionalism found and demonstrated at Exclusive Properties.
The two locations in North County include Rancho Bernardo and Carlsbad.
- Rancho Bernardo (Bernardo Center Drive)
- Carlsbad Village (across the street from our current Carlsbad Village office)
We will continue to look for valuable additions to our company as time goes by, while always keeping our eye on our culture and the professional standards with which we all work on a day to day basis.
We Are Making History!
Steve, Mark & Jim
Events in San Diego
Whale Watching Cruises -Two cruises Daily
Cost: $15 – $35.00
Description: Whale watching has never been more fun or interesting. Watch and learn about Whales, Dolphins and Sea Lions on the most comfortable and fastest Hornblower Yacht on San Diego Bay. You’ll see & learn about whales, 3 kinds of dolphins and sea lions on your 3.5 hour adventure with Naturalists from the San Diego Natural History Museum. www.hornblower.com 619-686-8715
Description: Whale watching with the San Diego Natural History Museum has never been more educational or exciting AND interactive. Naturalist trained by the museum for over six weeks accompany the expert captains and crew of Hornblower Cruises on two adventures daily. Children cruise for $15.00! www.hornblower.com
Sail San Diego
Location: Shelter Island
Description: Eco-Friendly, Sail San Diego whale watching trips depart twice daily to meet the migrating whales, sea lions, dolphins and other Pelagic sea life! We take you in a roomy sailing vessel an incredible way to see some of nature’s largest animals on the planet as they head to the Baja for the winter.
Whale Watching season extended on yacht ‘America’
Cost: $34 to $85
Description: ‘America’ extends Whale season sailing schedule to 4/26 based on public enthusiasm and scientific whale migration findings
Dennis Conner’s America’s Cup Experience
Description: Famous yacht “America” is available for exciting sails to the ocean during Whale Watching season. Operating out of the “Maritime Museum of San Diego” the America runs daily for 4 hour romantic and very entertaining sails. Guests also enjoy time at the museum before or after each trip.
800 644-3454 or [email protected]
Working, the Musical
Location: Balboa Park, The Old Globe
Description: This musical exploration of people’s feelings about their day-to-day existence features characters from all walks of life, ranging from trucker to housewife, waitress to corporate executive, fireman to. Learn more at: Working
Events in LA
Theatre Unleashed presents Die Grüppe in “Kiss My Butt
Time: 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Location: El Cid Restaurant
Address: 4212 W. Sunset Blvd. , Los Angeles , 90029 Cross Streets: Sunset / Myra Transit
Description: The sketch comedy division of Theatre Unleashed has been inspired by a new, abhorrent topic: The dangerous beauty of CIGARETTES! Cancer sticks, smokey treats, nails, fags, whatever you call them, they are part of our daily lives (well, unless you’re hanging out in a bar in L.A., that is… so stupid… especially since they let those nasty, rat-like toy poodles into bars and restaurants and grocery stores to leave their hair and poo everywhere… gross…)
April 2, 2009 Thursday,Friday,and Saturday 8PM & Sunday 3PM
Location: The Matrix Theatre Address: 7657 Melrose Ave , Los Angeles , 90046 Cross Streets
Phone: (323) 960-7740
Description: In this new play from Lydia R. Diamond, one of America’s freshest and most dynamic voices, an upper class African American family wrestles with parental expectations, sibling rivalry, and issues of class and race. Set in the elite, upper crust community of Martha’s Vineyard, where African Americans have had a cultural history dating back to the early 1600s, “Stick Fly” explores complex and intertwining issues of family, trust and class in an incisive and brutally funny look at one complicated family in disarray.
MAURITIUS by Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Jessica Kubzansky On the Playhouse Mainstage
March 27 – April 26
Pasadena Playhouse, On the Playhouse Mainstage
Description: A new mystery by one of America’s most prolific playwrights! Filled with scams and double-crosses, two half-sisters vie for the rights to a recently inherited (and dazzlingly valuable) stamp collection. Throughout their farcical escapades, the pair come face-to-face with a couple of machine-gun mouthed con artists who ensnare them in their own brand of beguiling trickery.
April 2, 3, 2009
Average ticket price is $55 which does include the dinner, show and sales tax. Regular ticket rate does range from $48-$75 depending on the seating section and performance date.
Description: “42nd Street” is a tap-dancing musical extravaganza. Ingenue Peggy Sawyer lands her first job in the chorus of a new Broadway show. When the star, Miss Dorothy Brock, has an accident, Peggy is given the chance of a lifetime. This fun and infectious score includes “You’re Getting to Be a Habit with Me,” “Shuffle Off to Buffalo,” “We’re In the Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” and of course the show-stopping “42nd Street.” Phone: (909) 626-3296
Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
April 10, 2009
Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theater
Admission: Average ticket price is $55 which does include the dinner, show and sales tax. Regular ticket rate does range from $48-$75 depending on the seating section and performance date.
Food Services: Waiter served gourmet dinner; included in ticket price. Various appetizers, desserts and beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) available at an additional cost.
Description: Mark Twain’s timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi in this Tony award-winning musical as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Their adventures along the way are hilarious, suspenseful and heartwarming, bringing your favorite characters to life. “Big River” was billed by Time Magazine as “A classic American musical with the most fetching score of the decade
Phone: (909) 626-3296
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
April 17,18,19 12:00PM-12:00AM
Location: EMPIRE POLO FIELD
Admission: 3-Day passes: $269.00 + $3 charity + applicable service fees. Single Day Tickets: $99.00 + $1 charity + applicable service fees
Description: Coachella is one of the best forward thinking music and arts festivals in America. Every year some of the world’s finest talent converges in Indio, California for three incredible days of music, art and fun. Multimedia experience featuring the best of contemporary bands, plus art exhibits, vendor booths, food and dancing. The alternative European-Rock-style festival draws more than 55,000 fans and Rolling Stone’s endorsement as “The best American rock festival” and England’s NME’s enthusiastic nod as “probably the best festival in the world!” Fans from all over Europe and America come for this blast in the desert.
This year’s lineup includes:
- Paul McCartney
- Franz Ferdinand
- The Killers
- Theivery Corporation
- The Cure
- My Bloody Valentine
- Yeah Yeah Yeahs
No Way to Treat a Lady
By Douglas J. Cohen. A musical thriller
Description: Based on the William Goldman novel and movie of the same name, this hilarious, sexy musical gives new meaning to “knock ‘em dead.” A serial killer is on the loose, and Detective Morris Brummell is on the case. Can he find the killer, get the girl, and appease his disappointed mother — all before the next chorus? It’s a game of cat and mouse — a tour de force with 4 actors playing 17 roles — and a murderously fun time!
“An old-fashioned, new-fangled thoroughly beguiling musical.” — Rolling Stone
April 25, 2009
EMPIRE POLO CLUB
Description: California’s Premier Country Music Festival
The beautiful Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA, once again plays host to an impressive lineup featuring some of the top talent in the country music world today including headliners Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Reba and Kid Rock. The initial STAGECOACH 2009 line-up, representing a broad range of musical styles, includes Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Poco (Richie Furay, Jim Messina, Rusty Young, Paul Cotton, Jack Sundrud and George Lawrence), Charlie Daniels Band, Darius Rucker, Earl Scruggs, Chris Cagle, Lady Antebellum, Reverend Horton Heat, Jerry Jeff Walker, Ricky Skaggs, Ralph Stanley, Lynn Anderson, Doyle Lawson, Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, Danielle Peck, Dale Watson, Zac Brown Band, The Duhks, Waddie Mitchell, Randy Houser, Hot Club of Cowtown and James Intveld. Website: stagecoachfestival.com
Events in Las Vegas
MGM Grand, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. nightly
Prices: $99.25 Reserved
David Copperfield, roots rock and alt-country in three performance areas–concert-goers will experience a weekend of fun for the entire family. STAGECOACH also includes a leading BBQ competition and expanded camping area with amenities exclusive to campers.
You have probably seen him on television performing incredible illusions such as making the Statue of Liberty disappear, navigating the rapids of Niagara Falls and flying over the Grand Canyon. Master magician David Copperfield
$92.40 General Reserved
With more than four decades of hits, Tom Jones is still singing his heart out and making fans swoon with his suggestive lyrics and velvety, smooth voice.
Elton John: The Red Piano
The Colosseum, Caesars Palace
7:30 p.m. 4th-22nd
Elton John is more than just “still standing” in The Red Piano inside the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, where his energetic performances and repertoire of endless hits create an incredible night of entertainment.
Whats Vegas without Mr. Vegas?
Location: Hollywood Theatre, MGM Grand
Always A Delight, Brimming with energy, style and passion, it’s no wonder that Wayne Newton’s shows consistently sell out. From the moment he appears on stage, Newton delights the crowd, proving his status as Mr. Las Vegas.
This Sunday, February 22, 2009 The Amgen Race will finish in Downtown Escondido (corner of Broadway and Grand) and we invite you to join us for a day of fun and excitement.
Lance Armstrong’s highly anticipated return to competitive professional cycling for the 2009 season, after a three-year hiatus, began in January and the Amgen Tour of California will be his first U.S. race of the season.
Other teams and riders participating in the fourth annual race will include Tour de France top competitors, world champions and Olympic medalists.
While you are here enjoying the race please stop by and see me at the Exclusive Properties office located on the corner of Grand and Escondido Blvd. and I can give you a VIP card for 15% off purchases from participating businesses in the downtown area.
Just ask for Rhonda. You can also email me for more information at [email protected]