Cameron Real Estate Services (CRES)
Founder & Broker
- GRI, ABR, CDPE, IMC, CPM, CNE
Del Mar, CA 92014
Michael Cameron brings more than 25 years of financial services experience, and practical business implementation to his clients and associates, including serving as Vice President at UBS Paine Webber and US Bancorp, where he managed more than $80 million in individual investor assets. At PaineWebber, Michael ranked in the top 50 of his national peer group of more than 3400 individuals, achieving the elite National Pacesetter status. He also co-created and co-hosted a radio talk show called “The Wall Street Hour” which featured financial news, related topics and influential guests. Today, Michael conducts real estate workshops on a weekly basis to corporations throughout San Diego County, and appears regularly as a guest on ESPN Radio, providing valuable information and insight into the San Diego real estate market.
While at UBS PaineWebber, Michael Co-Founded a software startup called NetWorth Services (www.networthservices.com), which reconciles cost basis information for IRS form Schedule D. NetWorth Services’ products are currently used by the Internal Revenue Service, Depository Trust & Clearing Corp, Edward Jones, KPMG, Morgan Stanley, as well as independent accountants and financial advisors worldwide. Michael was instrumental in developing the flagship NetBasis program, and served as the Chief Operating Officer until 2003. NetWorth Services is an ongoing company today with nearly $5mm in annual revenue.
In 2004, Michael launched Cameron Real Estate (CRES – see www.cameronrealestateservices.com ) in his hometown of San Diego, California. With extensive knowledge of the CA and AZ real estate markets, he began investing in rehab and flip real estate projects. In 2006, he was a top producer at Prudential California Real Estate, and in 2007 earned the Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR) designation. Michael was named among the Top 100 Realtors for 2009 and 2010 by readers of San Diego Magazine, and became a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) in 2010. Mike is currently a member of the National (NAR), CA (CAR) and SD Assoc. of Realtors (SDAR) and currently serves on the Budget and Asset Committee at SDAR, and also served as Co-Chair on the Investment Committee while serving in that committee for nearly 3 years at SDAR. Michael is active with the Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM).
Michael also enjoys serving as Director at The Foundation for Personal Financial Education (FPFE), Michael says “I love to educate and support individuals in obtaining the personal power to take control of their decision making when it comes to their own financial future, home ownership and investing. Over the years, I’ve seen so many people rely on others to make their decisions, and that very often ends in disappointing results. I aim to provide valuable information and insight to clients, which in turn gives them the confience in their decision making when buying, selling or financing real estate.”
Michael is married to his wife Amy, and together they have 4 children and live in the beautiful community of Rancho Santa Fe. Together they are advocates of animals, living a healthy balanced lifestyle, and enjoy giving back to the San Diego community. When there's some free time, they enjoy their family time, travel, hiking local trails like Torrey Pines and Cowles Mountain, exercise, yoga and meditation.
As an agent who's an expert in this local area, Michael brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information, and I am happy to assist you. Here are some of the things my team and I can do for you:
Finding Your Next Home
We are value seekers by nature - in home prices and deal making, and can help you identify and unlock value in the San Diego real estate market. You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I've been a San Diegan for over 30 years, and can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter - not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home
Sell a Home
We focus on providing value to our clients - providing services tailored to your needs, representing your interests in a professional manner, and negotiating well on behalf of our clients. This is essential to Seller representation. When it's time to move, you need someone who will provide exposure and advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. We have a time tested home selling system that takes the guesswork out of the home sale process, and we take care of everything you need, from start to close.
Consult on Home Selling Tactics
Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast.