Author Archives: Tim Ready

Joelle Fluhmann

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I understand that buying or selling a home is more than just a transaction: it’s a life-changing experience. That’s why I’m dedicated to providing exceptional, personalized service for all of my clients. I take great pride in the relationships I build and always work relentlessly on the client’s behalf to help them achieve their real estate goals. As a graduate from the University of Cincinnati, I had professors who bestowed on me the importance of not just building relationships, but building genuine relationships. That the foundation of any relationship is trust and respect.

I’m always striving to lead the field in research, innovation, and consumer education. Today’s buyers and sellers need a trusted resource that can guide them through the complex world of real estate. With my extensive knowledge and commitment to providing only the best and most timely information to my clients, I am your go-to source for real estate industry insight and advice.

My philosophy is simple: clients come first. I pledge to be in constant communication with my clients, keeping them fully informed throughout the entire buying or selling process. I believe that if you’re not left with an amazing experience, I haven’t done my job. I don’t measure success through achievements or awards, but through the satisfaction of my clients.


Kip O’Connor

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As a 7th generation Californio, from Manhattan Beach, Kip is a third generation Realtor. At the age of 13 he became the youngest person in local competition to achieve blue ribbon Grand Champion awards for equestrian and livestock competitions. This set the stage for his high level of personal achievements and robust work ethic. After receiving a B.A from U.C.L.A he began his career with the Segerstrom Real Estate Group in Orange County as a Project Manager for administrative and retail locations for the banking industry. He went on the become a Mortgage Loan Officer in Beverly Hills which led to the intuitive transition of real estate sales representing a client base from the individual buyer and seller, banks to the luxury condominium developer. From the West side he cultivated the L.A. To Palm Springs real estate marketplace for second homes, vacation rentals and multifamily investments.

As respected Broker, experienced negotiator and sales producer, he also serves as a certified California Association Instructor for organization contracts throughout the South land; MLO and NMLS trained.

Alongside Kip’s real estate activity he is helping the less fortunate; the homeless community. His community service interests reflect his professional passion being involved with PATH People Assisting the Homeless (LA), Habitat for Humanity (LA), Coachella Valley Housing Coalition and the MacDonald Wright Youth Transitional Housing (LA). As a Lifeguard Instructor Trainer volunteering as a swimming instructor for inner city youth.

In his off hours Kip takes in the local landscape as a PADI Diver, windsurfing and catamaran sailing, during the winter months he is the avid snowboarder.

Kip takes a profound interest in his clients needs and maintains a high level of service and ethics, his motto Defining Lifestyles……One Home at a Time.

Phil Wangenheim

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I am a experienced Real Estate agent with over 14 years of experience. I am ex Air Force veteran. I have also worked in various high technology positions. I love Real Estate and the challenges it brings.

Niki Vrondakis

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After graduating from UC Davis with degrees in Political Science, Economics and Women’s Studies, I moved to the Coachella Valley and began my Real Estate career. My education and background have given me the tools to accurately analyze the market and fiercely negotiate on my clients’ behalf while remaining respectful and professional.

In the years since getting my Real Estate license, I’ve earned the First Time Home Buyer Specialist certification, the Short Sale Specialist certification as well as the Preferred Properties and Estates Specialist designation. I strive to give every client their best home buying or selling experience, and perhaps more importantly, I approach every client as a chance to make a lasting connection and foster a friendly relationship. I look forward to working with you.

Melissa Meistrell

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Originally hailing from Brazil, and fluent in Portuguese, Melissa studied Labor Studies at Penn State University and earned her Real Estate License working at Palm Reality Boutique in Manhattan Beach, California. Melissa began in the Property Management Industry as a Residential Agent and then moved onto corporate commercial real estate and development. Clients choose to work with Melissa for her full-service attitude, ethics, experience and expertise throughout the Los Angeles area. Melissa has consistently shown the ability to satisfy clients throughout the transaction process. Melissa prides herself on giving all her clients the most precise and up to date knowledge on markets, trends and strategies to ensure a successful transaction closing.

Nicole Rawson

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With a Masters in Business Administration from Rice University, and undergraduate degree in Economics, Nicole has the financial background and business savvy to provide valuable market insight, helping her real estate clients reach their goals faster. Nicole and her San Diego team are proud to join Ready Properties, expanding the Los Angeles based corporate relocation and investment income services to San Diego County. Since moving to La Jolla in 2012, Nicole has sold over $10M of coastal investment properties before transitioning to the recruitment director position for Harcourts La Jolla in 2015, managing the office of 20 agents who produced over $91million. As a leader and seasoned real estate professional, Nicole focuses on all aspects of the corporate relocation process and as well as identifying income investment purchases. Nicole was raised in Minnesota and has lived in Houston, Boston, Phoenix, Detroit, Albuquerque, and Moscow, Russia which were all corporate moves prior to coming to California. She has two sons in middle school who enjoy fishing and flying when they are not busy studying.

Cesar Guevera

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Cesar Guevara has an accomplished, personable approach in assisting his clients. Purchasing a home is one of the biggest decisions in your life. Cesar guides his clients through this complicated process-whether you are buying or selling your home. With 11 years of experience, Cesar has built a reputation for exceptional customer service and would love to earn your business.

Contact Cesar directly at (805) 200-6021

Kristina Uteg

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Kristina Uteg has worked in residential Real Estate sales with both buyers and sellers including property management and working with relocation clients for the past 11 years. Kristina was raised in Los Angeles since the age for 4 years old where she lived and grew up in the Silverlake/Los Feliz area and graduated from John Marshall High School. Kristina has extensive customer service experience that expands over 30 years and includes reservation sales for TWA and Spherion deposition services. Kristina moved to San Diego in 1995 where she lives and specializes in the Central Coast area. Kristina is extremely personable and deeply committed to helping people to reach their real estate goals successfully.

(619) 347-0033

Suzanne Tummarello

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Suzanne Tummarello has over 12 years of Real Estate experience in helping buyers and sellers in Ventura County. She now resides in the city of Woodland Hills and has joined Ready Properties in Calabasas, California. Suzanne produces profitable results for motivated sellers in need of creative and high quality real estate services. In addition, she is driven by the happiness produced when her dedication helps her clients achieve their real estate goals.

Suzanne joins us after being a top producing agent in one of Ventura County’s leading real estate companies. Her creative energy and warm personality are among a few of her many assets she provides.
You may contact her directly at (805) 797-0079.
Suzanne Tummarello, Realtor
Direct: (805) 797-0079

The Student Loan and Home Buying

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