Barry & Betty Tashakorian
Barry Tashakorian is widely known for his proficiency with negotiating, business acumen and complex understanding of the La Jolla market. A resident of La Jolla for more than 30 years and a graduate of La Jolla High School, Barry offers an insider’s perspective about local school districts, property values and neighborhoods.
With a vast network of professional connections, Barry helps his buyers find hidden listings and provides his sellers with short market times. Having built a reputation for delivering seamless transactions, as well as his discretion and service-oriented approach to real estate, he has earned referrals and trust from a past client list that includes senior-level executives, high net-worth individuals, and international investors.
Prior to real estate, Barry helped to rebrand many jewelry designs from Mont Blanc, Gucci and the Swatch Group. Recognized by Jewelers of America and the California Jewelers Association as having one of the top leading retail corporations, he has excelled in real estate by applying his entrepreneurial skills and talent for listening carefully to his clients, along with the knowledge he gained from earning his degree from San Diego State University.
Betty Toroyan, Realtor
Betty Toroyan brings more than 18 years of experience in residential sales to the team. Guided by a sense of responsibility to her clients, Betty leverages her tireless work ethic, marketing skills and knowledge of interior design to provide her buyers and sellers with a superior standard of support and service.
A lifelong fascination with home décor and interior design motivated Betty to pursue a career in real estate. Drawing from the time she spent working with top designers such as Gianni Versace and Tom Ford, she helps her sellers maximize their homes’ aesthetic appeal and helps her buyers visualize the potential of specific properties.
Betty has successfully combined these skills with her attention to detail and focus on developing comprehensive marketing plans. By utilizing professional photographers and implementing sweeping advertising campaigns across the most widely read print and online destinations, she delivers high sale prices for her sellers.
Having studied International Law at McGill University, Betty is adept at contract negotiations and highly skilled at working with people of differing cultural backgrounds. An active board member for the French American Women’s Club and a member of the Women’s Council of Realtors, she is committed to give back to the community where she lives and works.
Essy Farhoumand: Sales Associate
Essy has been successfully involved with many luxury home transaction, he is determined, hard-working, skilled ans successful negotiator who holds his own against the most experienced agents in town. He is in the top 3% of Prudential Real Estate Agents in the Country.Essy graduated from SDSU with a PHD in Finance and he speaks 2 languages English and Farsi. Essy is a father of two kids and resides in La Jolla.
Ozstar De Jourday & Robin Whaley: Sales Associate
My name is Ozstar De Jourday. In 1967 my mother, who is now in heaven, brought me to La Jolla from Beverly Hills. In 1977 I started working in the real estate industry. Through real estate, I have gained local as well as national recognition. Along with my many awards through Prudential California, I have a sushi roll (filled with Yellowtail, Ahi, Salmon, Cream Cheese and Jalapeño) named after me at “Sushi on the Rock,” located on Girard Avenue in La Jolla and have a few lines about my life written by a best-selling self-help author Debbie Ford.
In 1975 I graduated from La Jolla High School where I was a good student and played soccer. Our team won the CIF Soccer Championships in 1974 and 1975. I scored in both finals. I love my family and have a wonderful son Dylan and a very intelligent daughter Emma. My father is a wonderful Italian with a big accent and a huge heart. He is my inspiration in my real estate business. I love the healing atributes of the ocean water. I am an avid surfer, surfing almost everyday for my Spirit and my Health..
Real estate sales from 1977 to 2014 .
I love La Jolla and would not ever live any where else in this world, and I have Traveled enough to know. I was married to a wonderful Swedish Girl for 15 years and had more than enough trips to Europe and abroad, thats how I know this is the best place for me with its 42 acre La Jolla Natural Park just above the 133 acres The La Jolla Country Club Golf Resort in the center of La Jolla. I love hiking up to the top of the Park for the most Inspirational view of La Jolla Ever seen…
I have been the President of The Windansea Surf Club for 8 years and we do many Non profit surfing Tournaments that benefit humanity through our philanthropic endeavors. I currently serve in membership and as captain of the competition team that has won the Coailition of Surfing Clubs Championship 10 years overall and 4 straight since 2011, 2012 , 2013 and this year 2014.
I have also started the Coalition of Surfing Clubs Website for its Non-Profit purpose, ww.surfclubs.org
I was the listing agent for Montefaro, a 75 million dollar listing, which is an approximately two acre site that looks like a beautiful Italian village. Located at the corner of our main street, Girard Ave and Genter street, just off the 18th fairway of the La Jolla Country Club.
By combining our local connections with Centex Homes and our skills as Local La Jolla Real Estate Agents we used our knowledge to successfully sell out 48 single level high end Villas at Montefaro.
We are currently creating more value in homes by investing in them and turning them into Short Term Rentals which produce almost as much money as hotels do. Please contact us on how we can maximize your real estate investment.
I have an amazing associate and life partner that is my Team De Jourday member who brings joy to every moment of everyday to everyone she meets, Robin Whaley.
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