AMY CLARKE -
I was born and raised in Arcadia California. My family has always been in the real estate business. My grandmother owned her own brokerage so I was given the opportunity to help her and learn as much as possible. My father was a real estate appraiser for over 30 years. He would take me with him while he worked and I enjoyed working with him. After high school I acquired my appraiser’s license. After a few years. I took a little time off from appraising and started a doggie day care and a courier business. The businesses were very successful but when I moved to Orange County , I knew it was time to sell them. I opened a finance company in Lake Forest but I really missed working in real estate. I decided to get my license in sales and become a Realtor. I sold the finance business and worked for Coldwell Banker full time from then on. I was awarded the #1 new agent with Coldwell Banker my first year. Since then, I have built a very successful career and have gone beyond my personal goals. In my free time I volunteer with animal rescue groups and shelters. I have been a volunteer for over 15 years. I am an animal lover and like to help with the fostering and adoption of homeless animals. My other passion is motorcycles. I have been riding for over 20 years and have learned so much from people I meet. It’s a fun and exciting hobby. I race at the local tracks to further my riding knowledge. Real Estate sales is the perfect fit for me. I enjoy meeting new people and helping them with one of the biggest decisions they will make. It is rewarding to be part of that time in their lives.
DON CAVANAUGH - I am an accomplished realtor who works with both seasoned and first time home buyers utilizing an in-depth knowledge of contract negotiation, the SoCal housing market, and navigating the complexity of short sales. I believe and practice the highest ethical standards that protect both the buyer and seller in the most efficient manner possible. I have a long career spanning over 30 years in the financial services industries serving in various management positions for some of the largest firms in the industry.I am an award-winning realtor having helped my clients close over $ 50 million in transactions.
I served in the US Navy as an Operations Specialist, CIC Surface Supervisor, Anti-Submarine Air Controller, Air Intercept Controller, Naval Tactical Data Systems qualified and I believe it to be one of my proudest accomplishments. Through this experience I learned how to adapt to a variety of personalities and backgrounds that has helped me throughout both my carriers. During my 5 years of service in the Navy I had the privilege of visiting many countries, Japan, Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore, Pakistan, Australia, Kenya, Seychelles, Thailand.
Because of my experience as an Estate and Financial Planner most of my clients with significant assets had created that wealth by buying and selling Real Estate and that it is the single best investment available. For this reason, I walked away from the Financial Services industry in 2002 to better assist my valued clients accumulate wealth. I feel that Real Estate is a better alternative to the stock market because the demand for single family and commercial property, has in the long run, offered superior results with less volatility and with staying power one can tax advantage of equity growth, tax deferral and most important, tenants. During my professional carrier in the Financial Services industry I had the privilege of seeing the other side of the world, London, Paris, Rome, Switzerland and many small resort islands in the West Indies such as Nevis and others. My most memorable experience was a private tour of the Vatican and dinner in the Hall of Statues, what a Dinner it was…
I am a native of Southern California and have a deep and rich knowledge of the many varied types and locations of properties available. I enjoy fishing, golf, music and spending time with my two grandchildren. My passion is anything to do with the ocean and fishing for large game, Marlin and Sharks. Cabo has always been the place to be for me and fishing in the Bisbee, Black and Blue Marlin tournament was the most unforgettable experience, a 357-pound Blue Marlin, what a day…
Last and most important are my Daughters and Grandchildren, both successfully in the work force contributing to society. One is a High School counselor and the other working for the juvenile judge in Carson City Nevada, I’m so proud of them both.