Joy Bender was honored in the Wall Street Journal as a top California real estate agent. For the past seven years, Joy has lived in the epicenter of coastal luxury— the Village of La Jolla. She is the proud mom of three boys and a King Charles Cavalier. Joy has tremendous gratitude for each client and looks forward to new friendships as they settle into their new home.
Compass San Diego
Your Home Our Mission
For over 20 years we have been deeply passionate about real estate and our clients. We love helping families move up to their forever home, and helping out of town clients find their beach house.
As top San Diego real estate agents with Compass, we take great pride in using our expertise & global connections to perfectly unite the lifestyle requirements of discerning clientele with extraordinary property in a variety of lifestyle categories & price points.
Even though Compass is a luxury brand, luxury is an experience, not a price point. We provide the same elevated experience to every client. Our seller marketing creates lasting first impressions with every touch point and moment.
There are three Compass initiatives helpful to our buyer and seller clients.
Compass Concierge, Compass Cares, and the Compass Bridge Loan.
The Compass Bridge loan gives our move up buyers security. Buyers are able to purchase and move into their new place before selling. Compass will provide payments for six months of the loan with no fees and no interest.
Compass Concierge helps sellers with staging, landscaping, deep cleaning, painting, and cosmetic remodeling. Compass pays for everything upfront allowing our sellers to get a premium on price. There are no fees and no interest; our sellers reimburse us when the property sells. Click to read our Compass Concierge success story where our client got 21.5% higher than any property had ever traded for in the neighborhood.
Giving back & community involvement is one of our team’s core values. With Compass Cares 100% of our real estate transactions result in a donation to the community.
Our team is the #1 San Diego luxury real estate agent digital marketer. Joy has over two decades of google search engine marketing experience. Our website traffic helps our seller clients dominate online search.
Using "AI" we target potential buyers for our listings with retargeting and remarketing.
Helping everyone find their place in the world! Let us guide you home.
Compass Private Client Team
Deploying a “high-touch meets high-tech” approach to luxury residential brokerage, Aumann Bender & Associates are the San Diego partner for the coast to coast super team, The Private Client Network. With a professional network that extends to architecture, design, construction, financing, legal representation and more, we are a full-service nationwide team that is second to none. Recognizing real estate has become a global asset class - and that many of our core clients now own multiple properties in several markets, we’re positioned to deliver a seamless experience across our clients’ entire real estate portfolio, including strategic advice and consultation. Because real estate is so dynamic and hyper-local, we are building a unique nationwide team of high-performing and like-minded associates to service the needs of our clients – wherever they might be in 31 markets nationwide. This high-level collaboration brings tremendous marketing exposure for our seller clients and their properties.
A natural conversationalist, Rob Aumann has people walking away feeling like they have known him forever after their first meeting with him. But he knows that the true secret to being an effective conversationalist is also being an exceptional listener. Previously, Rob worked for a decade as a marketing executive, honing his skills in customer service, creative problem solving, and effective negotiation.
David's prior experience with both commercial real estate and mortgage financing offers a unique advantage for his clients, when evaluating when, how and why to buy and sell property. David is a certified Military Relocation Professional (MRP) and specializes in working with current and former military service members to find housing solutions that best suit their needs, while taking full advantage of military benefits and support that our service-members have earned. Additionally, David is an Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR) and loves working with First Time Homebuyers.
Outside of his love for real estate, David enjoys spending time with his English Bulldog Calvin, exploring the various neighborhoods of San Diego, visiting new restaurants, skiing in the winter, the occasional glass of bourbon and face-timing with his nephew Sebastian.
For over 25 years Kurt has ranked consistently as one of the top 200 mortgage originators in the United States. Kurt approaches each transaction with an individualized long-term financial plan based on his experience studying Finance and Economics at Iowa State University with the intent of becoming a financial planner. Kurt's team consistently delivers the highest level of customer satisfaction and the majority of his business is referral based. NOVA Home Loans is an independent mortgage bank. Because they lend their own money, they are not limited to the guidelines of any one particular bank. Nova Home Loans also has strategic relationships with several other banks on a wholesale basis so they have the ability to offer additional programs for “outside the box” loan options. Kurt specializes in 21 day loan closings, Purchase, Refinance, Jumbo loans, Conventional, FHA/VA, Home Equity, Portfolio loans, New Construction, and Medical Professional loans.
Eric Martinez owner & home inspector for The Inspectors Company specializes in residential and commercial properties. The Inspectors Company are InterNACHI certified offering addtional inspections to the general inspection such as mold, roof, thermal imaging, sewer line inspections, septic, and pool and spa inspections.