Raquel Fernandez has a diverse background which defines and complements her real estate career. She is reliable, dependable and committed to act in her clients’ best interest. She listens to fully understand her clients’ wants and needs, always putting their fundamental interests first. “I truly enjoy what I do. There is no greater joy than knowing that I can make people’s dreams come true, whether they are buying their dream vacation home on the beach, or their next property for their real estate portfolio.”
She was born and raised in Spain where she earned a computer programming degree and later worked in the sales and trading division of a local prominent bank. Shortly after her arrival in the US in 1996, she worked for Delta Airlines as a customer service manager for elite members and as a software field instructor.
Raquel began her career in real estate in 2003 as a mortgage loan processor and supervisor at Optimus Lending, a company that she co-founded in Long Beach, Ca. She was a founding member and active participant of Las Palmas LLC, which completed a condo conversion project in downtown Long Beach, and also developed land in Big Bear. In 2006 Raquel was hired by IndyMac Bank as a Customer Account Executive managing high producing brokerages and bank partners.
“Working for IndyMac gave me an industry insight that is invaluable, as well as, the realization that the market is constantly changing and we must evolve with it. I adjust fast to the trends and stay connected to the community to ensure that my clients are well served.”
Raquel became a realtor after relocating to San Diego with her family in 2011 and she went on to becoming the South Bay real estate expert guest speaker for ESPN 1700 radio talk show, and KCBQ, The Real Estate Radio Network. She was the top agent in San Diego County in 2018 for list price accuracy and second for fastest sales.
“With 17 years of experience in real estate, I am dedicated and committed to providing a first class experience to every client I work with. I enjoy every aspect of my job and I take pride in knowing that I am a well-rounded Realtor." In February of 2019 Raquel joined Coronado Shores Co. as the only Spanish Speaker real estate agent in the office.
Coronado Shores Co. is widely known on the island as the go-to real estate office. The firm broke ground and built the Coronado Shores project in 1970 which encompasses 1,467 luxurious beach-front condos; it was also the official real estate office that negotiated every sale. The firm now maintains great market share of the condo sales and it manages over 400 hundred vacation rental units, which is by far the property management company with the biggest market share of vacation homes in the Shores. Coronado Shores Co. realtors have deeply-rooted relationships with the owners, tenants and the community which in turn benefits all of their clients.
“I am honored to join a company with such legacy in Coronado and I am blessed to be surrounded by professionals in the industry which makes my team the one you want by your side when buying and selling real estate."