Ara Melkonians - REALTOR®
After thirteen years living in San Diego, it’s natural for me to want to help design real estate dreams, passionately contributing to our wonderful community, by way of my trade! I have an expectation driven approach to business, believing that real estate clients (our savvy principals) EXPECT GREATNESS from us. It is my utmost desire to provide GREATNESS in all things real estate, small and large, serving my clients with professionalism and honesty, day-in and day-out.
Focusing on a natural aptitude for conversation, I pride myself in being a front end listener. Conversation was a required topic at university, where I earned a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from California State University at Los Angeles. Contemporaneous with my education, I spent 15 years working as a Sworn Deputy Sheriff. After nearly 3,000 arrests in the field, protecting our community, I've learned a thing or two about getting results and interacting with all walks of life. Law enforcement, coupled with a pursuit for knowledge, has prepared me for a seamless transition into dutiful real estate representation.
In 2007, my wife and I started our family, soon made brighter by four beautiful daughters. I enjoy spending time with my wife and our little ladies, and proudly call our beach community home. San Diego's charm lies with the personality of its people, pleasant, giving and friendly at our core.
My wife and children assist me with marketing efforts and it's with great appreciation and pride that I call us "family of six".
In 1999, I joined the flourishing real estate market. I'm proud to be affiliated with Platinum California Realty and enjoy participating in the real estate dreams of all my clients!
My story to Real estate representation started with Mortgage Banking. From 2005 I became licensed as a Loan Originator and have funded well over 150 Million in Home Purchase and Refinance transactions. Having a bedrock of knowledge in the complex world of home mortgage lending will only help to navigate clients through difficult and challenging transactions.
Through continued, high-intensity professional development, I keep expectations high. I believe a constant training curriculum to be a very integral part of growing as a real estate professional. No matter how many transactions I have been a part of, I am always open to positive development and learning something new.
Aside from work and family, my passion is playing backgammon– I have been involved with professional backgammon for over 25 years and have earned my way to top 40 world class standings in several online forums. I enjoy sitting down with my clients and engaging in friendly backgammon meetings over professional and personal conversation.
Life is busy & exciting. I manage it all by staying organized, alert, healthy and grateful. Technology is a very key part of the future of real estate, a future replete with changes both nuanced and involving paradigm shifts! Technology does not frighten me, change does not get in my way. I am a sales professional, a true advocate; dedicated to being the best in my field. I greatly look forward to speaking with you about your San Diego Real estate journey.