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Ranch And Village Homes provides you with unparalleled Service, Technology, and Experience for all of your real estate needs.

The team at Ranch and Village Homes is led by Karen Van Ness and Ray Broemmelsiek. Ranch And Village Homes is a member of the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. Coldwell Banker is the leading brokerage worldwide and in San Diego County.BRE# 01354837

Karen and Ray, who have known each other since the first grade, founded Ranch and Village Homes to provide you, our clients, with the highest level of service and expertise.

We have, and provide you with, the very best data sources and information systems. We utilize not only the leading marketing and data systems from Coldwell Banker but also our own proprietary systems.

Our cutting edge technology translates to your advantage in today's market. As a seller, this means the best price for your home. As a buyer, you get the home you want for the best price.  We are recognized for our negotiating skills and expertise.

Our Backgrounds

Karen is a 36 year veteran in the real estate industry and has excelled in representing buyers and sellers of real estate.  Karen is on the Zillow Agent Advisory Board.  Karen has developed an extensive list of luxury home sales in San Diego, Northern California, Paradise Valley, Arizona and Scottsdale, Arizona. She has designed and built well over 100 new homes and remodeled over two dozen homes. Karen began investing in real estate when she was 17. Karen also founded and built a successful international distribution company of luxury skin care products from Salsomaggiore, Italy.

Ray is a UCSD graduate and degreed electrical engineer. Before founding Ranch And Village Homes, he led product development teams at Sony, Tyco, and Linkabit. Ray also founded three successful technology companies (Spin Logic, SakerTrax, and Pixel Kinetix) and has authored  28 patents. Ray has been a San Diego North County resident for 30 years (Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Penasquito, La Jolla, and Encinitas)..

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3 Bed / 1 Bath
$499,000
3 Bed / 2 Bath
$1,750,000
3 Bed / 2 Bath
$319,000
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    06/23/2014
    $315,000
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    06/10/2014
    $522,500
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    06/09/2014
    $386,000
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    05/23/2014
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      Ratings & Reviews
      - Highly likely to recommend
      10/11/2011 - Jennifer Eichenmulle
      Bought a home in 2011.
      My husband and I received only two months notice that we'd be relocating to North County San Diego by my employer. We hired a realtor over the telephone and flew in with a week to find a house, but from my first meeting, I realized I couldn't trust this person with this purchase, and she had insufficient experience to know what was important to a middle-aged couple with children. I met Karen the next day shopping new homes by myself, while she was looking for a client. This was a stroke of great fortune for me and my family. Karen and her husband knew the North County area well. I am a tough customer. I wanted a home in the best school district, with a built-in pool, a big enough lot for some fruit trees, in a great community with lots of children, low HOA fees and nice amenities, and at a price point we could afford despite being unable to sell the home we were leaving...and I wanted to find it in a week!! (Gee, is that all?) Karen searched zealously day and way into the night for me, skipping meals, as driven to help me find this house as I was, and by the end of the week, she had in fact zeroed in on the perfect house with every single thing we were looking for, but it presented one possible snag, the bank-owned home already had 2 offers when she found it. This is what separates the good from the great. Karen brilliantly negotiated on our behalf, and saved us a ton of money by beating the other offers by very little cash, but by inserting aggressive closing terms that were very attractive to the bank. Within a week Karen had persuaded the bank to accept our offer over the others. I personally would have thought we'd have to offer more to get the bank to reject the birds they already had in hand, but Karen knows her business. I am a savvy client who some people would describe as a high maintenance (I am a lawyer who has bought and sold several of my own homes) so I know a thing or two about real estate and about negotiating. I'd have to categorize Karen as the best!! Her understanding of her field, and the North County area provided me with a service I couldn't have done for myself. In the end she saved my family a ton of money that we would have paid on rent had we not been able to find a home, or by compromising by buying a home without a pool and having to put one in. Karen fully earned our strongest possible recommendation!! My husband and I would not buy another home without her and would recommend her to anyone buying in this area. You could not put your home buying decision in more capable hands!!  MoreLess
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      - Highly likely to recommend
      09/16/2011 - aashley68
      Sold a Single Family home in 2006 for approximately $525K in Chico, CA.
      Karen is a top-notch agent. She is truly first-rate! Karen goes above and beyond to ensure a successful sale and/or purchase. I will certainly use Karen for any and all of my future real estate needs. Karen sold my house in 2006. To help ready the property for sale, she spent her own personal time, arranging and re-arranging furniture, painting the walls, even watching my dogs, and baking cookies for perspective new home buyers. When it came time to move into my new home, she was right there; moving furniture, helping me decorate, orchestrating my house-warming party, and so much more. Karen i a professional, educated and knowledgeable realtor, but now I'm happy to also call her my friend. If you are looking for a masterful and professional, get-it-done, no-holds-barred type of realtor, then look no further. You will not only have an amazing and talent agent working for you, but you will find that you have a new friend as well.  MoreLess
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      - Highly likely to recommend
      08/10/2011 - chicocharlie
      Bought a Single Family home in 2005 for approximately $450K in Chico, CA.
      When my late wife and I moved to northern CA from Florida, about 6 years ago, our daughter had a home tentatively chosen for us. It turned out to be a terrific choice and all the more so thanks to Karen's knowledge. As the designated realtor she graciously assisted us in making key selections for our new home, including tiles, flooring, bath amenities and so forth. It was a treat to work with such a professional. Charlie McCarthy  MoreLess
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      Professional Information
      Address:
      Coldwell Banker
      6015 Paseo Delicias
      Rancho Santa Fe, CA  92067
      Phone:
      (858) 381-0881
      Cell:
      (858) 699-6409
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      Member since:
      09/24/2010
      Languages:
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