I’m not originally from San Diego, but much like many people here, I’m a transplant. Living in San Diego is a lifestyle choice. People come here for the weather, culture and…beer (or at least I did). Born in Rochester Michigan, my father got tired of the winters (and a few other things) and moved the family to South Carolina when I was very young. It was in 2003 that I decided the “West Coast Is the Best Coast”. Once I made my move official, I knew I wanted to be in the business of making lifestyles and dreams come true.
Real estate is a career that has you constantly working. It’s not a job, it’s a lifestyle! I run the SoCal Lifestyle Realty Group and have surrounded myself with an amazing team, including the love of my life Yesenia Nogales! I surround myself with team members who excel in areas that I may lack. I can out negotiate anyone I go up against but filling out paperwork is not my strong suit. That’s why I have an experienced professional dedicated to this in order to make your experience second to none. It’s extremely important that our clients have a world class experience. We don’t sell homes, we help people achieve their dreams by helping them attain the lifestyle they want. It truly is a rewarding experience, and the reason why our clients and friends don’t hesitate to share our names with others.
We do what we say we are going to do. We are accessible to you 24/7. We answer all your questions and hold your hand throughout the entire process. Love where you live because it’s your lifestyle.
Living in SoCal is more than just a place to live, it’s a Lifestyle. Every day I wake up to beautiful mountain views from my home and am grateful for our lifestyle. But getting here wasn’t a walk in the park. I was born and raised in Mexico. I am the 5th child of 10! And we did not have much. When I was 18, my mother moved to San Diego with my younger siblings in hopes for a better lifestyle for her children. Naturally, I followed my mother and left my entire life in Mexico. I didn’t speak a word of English back then but was motivated to learn and live the American way.
My first job was waitressing and from there I moved on to owning my own restaurant. My experience in the restaurant industry allowed me to understand the value of customer service. My customers cared how I made them feel and it was important to me they truly felt cared for -that is how we operate our real estate team today.
My career path changed when my daughter was 2 years old, she is my “Why” in my life. I decided to create opportunities for her for a better lifestyle, much like my mother did for me by moving us to San Diego. My passion for living the SoCal lifestyle, homes, family, and helping others led me to Real Estate and investing.
Looking back at my journey I have learned: 1) Customer Service is king -how you make someone feel is everything! 2) Effective Communication is vital. 3) Work Hard! Working those long hours in the restaurant industry was not fun but it taught me the value of hard work and having good work ethic. My husband and real estate partner, Billy, met through a real estate transaction as agents representing opposite sides. We have 2 kids that we are raising together, Evan and Ariana. I’m an Agent that wants to be involved in my client’s lives. I don’t just want to sell them a house, I want to become friends with them. Working with the SoCal Lifestyle Realty is more than a choice, it’s part of your lifestyle.
Samuel T. Foote is a certified member of the National Association of REALTORS®, the California Association of REALTORS® and the North San Diego County Association of REALTORS®. As a Real Estate professional, he is following in his families footsteps. Born the son of a commercial zoning attorney and brother to a lawyer and Real Estate investor. Real Estate is in his blood; according to genealogy reports he is descended from Lord Fairfax’ land manager who donated a portion of the land that the College of William and Mary stands on.
Sam is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, where he earned a bachelors degree in Political Science with a Minor in Public Relations and Advertising. With a brother in Law School and employment rates for recent law school graduates plummeting, he decided to take a different route than his family. He moved to Costa Rica to study Spanish and Teaching English as a Foreign Language. After spending over a year in the tropical paradise, Sam moved to San Diego where he settled down to pursue a career in Real Estate. His first stepping stone in San Diego was in the field of Hospitality management, where he learned about the people and the city up close and personal. Driven by a desire for professional success, community building and aid to those in need, Sam will be a force for good. With high aspirations, unfaltering determination and a lifetime of accumulated wisdom he is a sharp businessman and puts the client needs first and always deals with integrity.
I am in the business of Real Estate to help people make life in San Diego a reality. I aim to consult each and every client to make good investment decisions when it comes to purchasing a home. Contact us today and let Samuel and SoCal Lifestyle Realty make buying or selling your home as smooth as can be.