Road Runner Realty was founded in 1962 and has been serving the community of Borrego Springs ever since. With the advent of multiple listing services and computers, a lot has changed in the way we interact with our buyers and sellers. We continue to stay on top of the latest tools and technology as our business evolves. We provide our sellers with the best and widest exposure possible by leveraging the power of the internet as well as tried and true print advertising to make sure their listings are seen by as many potential buyers as possible. Our buyers are provided with the latest tools available to scout out and find that perfect property. With our many years of experience, we help our valued clients navigate the entire buying and selling process with ease. From negotiating the best possible price and terms to handling the inspections and paperwork, we take care of all the details so you can focus on your goal. If you are ready for that next step in life it is time to get in touch with Road Runner Realty to make your dream a reality.
Originally from Minnesota, I always longed for a place that was not so cold. I wanted to live somewhere with lots of sunshine and warm weather throughout the year. After finishing college it was time to Make the move! The year was 1988, and after considering several locations, San Diego came up first on the list. Besides having temperate weather throughout the year the diverse terrain and microclimates intrigued us. Shortly after arriving Patty and I began to explore the backcountry and soon discovered the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. There was something enchanting about the desert that kept us coming back again and again. After exploring the park from South to North we came upon the town of Borrego Springs and loved it. From that point forward it was our goal to someday live here.
I started my real estate career in 1991 selling homes in the San Diego metro area. In 2003 Patty and I started our own real estate brokerage. In 2005 the owners of Road Runner Realty were looking to retire and sell the business. We were excited about the possibility of moving to Borrego Springs and after some careful thought decided the time was right. After being here for more than ten years we love this place more than ever. We are surrounded by such a great group of clients and friends we can’t think of a nicer place to help people live out their dreams.
Growing up in Minnesota I learned to live in extreme weather conditions that make living through a summer in Borrego a breeze! In 1988 David and I decided to move to San Diego. We packed up our Datsun 210, strapped David’s windsurfer on top, and headed for California. Young and eager to start a new life, I worked for the Navy as a civilian employee and then went on to become an Orthopedic Technologist in the medical field. I became a licensed real estate agent in 2003 and started selling property in San Diego. It was really a lot of fun and I met lots of very nice people. A couple of years later we were offered a great opportunity to take over Road Runner Realty. We always wanted to live in Borrego Springs but we were not ready to retire. Moving away from the city was a bit of a culture shock for me at first but it didn’t take long to adapt. It is such a peaceful place with dark skies and beautiful mountains that seem to engulf the entire valley. Every time we take it all in while sitting in our backyard, we have what I call a Nat Geo experience. A beautiful hawk will land in a nearby palm tree or a roadrunner will sit on our fence. From the diverse wildlife to the incredible weather systems that give us more photo ops than I can count, I feel very fortunate to live my life in such a beautiful place. I have met a lot of people working in this business over the years, some who have traveled the world over. It amazes me how many of them consider Borrego Springs as one of the most incredible places they have ever been. I love helping people find a piece of this special place that they can call their own.
I moved to beautiful Borrego Springs 8 years ago to join other family members living here. I am a year-round resident and since coming here I have developed a great love for our beautiful desert and the people of Borrego Springs. In 2009 I enrolled at Palomar College in their Alcohol & Drug studies program and three years later received my Associate of Science degree in Social Services along with my California Alcohol & Drug Counseling Associate certificate (CAADCA).
Presently I am a member of the New Life team working with inmates at the Las Colinas Detention Facility. For the past 8 years, I have been involved with the Presidio Park “feed the homeless team” providing help for the less fortunate.
In 2012 I expanded my vision for the future and returned to Palomar College taking classes in real estate and obtained my real estate license in 2014. I am a Real Estate agent who works hard to get my clients the information they need to successfully buy or sell their property in Borrego Springs. I am excited to be a part of the Roadrunner Realty team and I am anxious to help others to find homes in this lovely community to call their own.