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Aumann Bender & Associates - San Diego Real Estate Agent

Aumann Bender & Associates holds unrivaled status as the preferred San Diego real estate agent team for high profile transactions in the San Diego area as the result of exceptional performance and comprehensive knowledge. With leading sales in the area's most exclusive neighborhoods, Joy and Rob continually generate noteworthy results for accomplished entrepreneurs and HNWI. Applying impeccable instincts to their extensive knowledge of the San Diego real estate markets, Joy and Rob are celebrated for their intuitive ability to locate and close the perfect property for each client. Identified in the elite 2015 list of top real estate professionals compiled by Real Trends, published in the Wall Street Journal, Joy Bender ranked #49 nationwide of 1,100,000 licensed REALTORS® for average sales price.

Specializing in search marketing for over 14 years which includes artificial intelligence (AI), Joy Bender continues to be San Diego's leading luxury real estate digital marketer. Her search marketing efforts for traffic and visibility with both paid and unpaid efforts from search engines include advanced search engine optimization (SEO) and pay per click (PPC) advertising. By using AI they directly target potential buyers for their seller clients using both retargeting and remarketing.

Our Focus is on You

San Diego's rolling hillsides, canyons, golf communities, and beachfront neighborhoods offer an extensive list of amenities and lifestyles, one of which proves absolutely superior for each our clients. Our thorough knowledge of the market allows us to introduce investors, vacation and second home buyers, families, and individuals to the San Diego community, assisted by our comprehensive relocation guide. The Ultimate Guide to Making Your Move explores the fine points of the Southern California lifestyle, helping clients become not just knowledgeable residents, but also friends. Our familiarity regarding school performance, gated communities, country club living, walkability, and proximity to shopping, dining, and entertainment is unsurpassed, providing our clients with top-of-industry intelligence to assist in decision making.  Our deep knowledge of the short and long term rental market for investors and our strong partnerships with contractors and vendors for remodeling offer meaningful perks to our clients. We use our strategic relationships and creative approach to home discovery to identify property and aggressively negotiate on behalf of our home buying clients.

Selling your home for the highest possible amount in the least amount of time is our primary objective while using our expansive digital marketing audience and experience to generate interest, offers, and sales for our seller clients.

Working with our team benefits for sellers:

  1. Better access to the right agent partners. Since 80% of transactions are co-brokered, it is crucial for us to leverage our networks to find other agents representing potential buyers. To maximize these efforts, our Compass Network Tool allows us to sort by a list of agents who have done similar deals in the same area, as they have the highest likelihood of bringing the type of buyer that would be most interested in your property.
  2. More efficient collaboration between agents. In our Compass CRM dashboard, we can see which colleagues have clients who have viewed our seller’s listing on We can begin outreach out to those colleagues and schedule private tours, collaboration, etc.
  3. Increased visibility to potential buyers not using an agent. Even when a potential buyer isn’t using an agent, Compass technology helps me find the right buyer. If there are similar homes on the market in the area, and potential buyers view them, we can use their IP addresses to create targeted ads via Facebook, Instagram and Google.
  4. Recorded leads provide opportunity. We can use the leads captured in the Open House app from open houses at similar listings. Knowing that buyers may be interested in the new listing, we can email them directly and encourage them to view at an open house.
  5. Better marketing materials in less time. With Marketing Center, we are able to create beautiful marketing materials to elevate your property's presentation.  Ask to see our Gateway Design! 
  6. Haute Residence Partner.  With a global luxe digital platform for Real Estate and Interior Design connoisseurs, Haute Residence and its respective social channels highlight state-of-the-art projects and listings.  Through their channels, they connect their exclusive members to both Haute Residence and Haute Living’s affluent readership. 

    Instagram – 

    Followers: 120,000+ 

    Weekly Visits: 70,000+  

    Facebook -- 

    Followers: 25,000+ 

    Likes: 22,000+ 

    Bi-weekly Newsletter – 

    Subscribers: 55,000 +

Benefits for Buyers:

  1. An easier, more customizable search experience. In the Compass app, agents can find buyers their dream home by simply clicking over to search, draw a custom boundary, enter a maximum price point, desired amenities, and more.
  2. Better organization of listings. Our Collections tool is a visual portfolio or properties that are housed in one place, so there’s no need for multiple links and open tabs.
  3. Increased collaboration and communication. Collections also erases the need for scattered communication over email, text, call, etc. by providing a single agent-client collaboration tool. Clients can leave comments on which properties they like and which ones they don’t; agents can update in real time any price changes, if a home is sold, and more.

Our Agents

Client Success Stories

Zillow Premier Agent             yelp5star

Saltiel PhD Director UCSD Diabetes Center

It was an absolute pleasure and we will be singing your praises to anyone who can listen having picked you out as “The One” by internet. I feel so fortunate that you were “our” team for our Santaluz purchase!

CEO Founder of K1 Speed

Joy has been a great agent to work with she is very aggressive never sleeps always on the go looking to help us find the right house. Even though she shows you 20 and you say no she wont stop until you find what you are looking for! It was a pleasure and will choose her again for the next house.

Tamlyn Schusterman Radio City Rockette & Joe Orlando Retired

Joy & Rob Bender not only did an exceptional job as the listing agents for our new home, but also proved to be extremely professional, resourceful and critical to the process of us obtaining it. We fell in love with La Jolla and quickly learned that the real estate market is incredibly competitive. Being from out of town, we were very cautious who to trust with this large purchase. It was a tremendous fortune that Joy & Rob were on the selling side of the one we ended up choosing. Joy, who showed us the home, immediately impressed us with her professionalism & we were sold on the house within minutes. She also demonstrated a rare ability to serve her sellers interests and ours at the same time helping us craft our offer on the spot. Her problem solving & negotiating skills were swift and second to none. With a quick closing and several moving factors, Joy & Rob together designed a win/win arrangement and worked with our agent seamlessly. They both would answer questions within minutes (sometimes seconds) and made a potentially stressful situation smooth, pain free and actually pleasant. The execution of the entire process was precise, accurate and professional. Timing was critical and without Joy & Rob’s good work, we may not have acquired the house. During our closing it was obvious that the seller was also pleased. They are clearly as respected by their long term clients as they are by us. When it comes to Real Estate, where a lot of funds are at stake, timing is everything and the devil is in the details, we recommend Joy & Rob if you want to be in the best of hands. We are grateful they were there for us.

Tal Zemer Principal ALOR International LTD./Charriol N.A. & Z Luxe Group Inc

Joy is a very professional and sharp agent. She listens to the needs of her client and acts on them quickly. She is a wonderful communicator and will always try to steer her client in the right direction. She has an amazing attention to detail and she will work diligently until the job is done.

President of Nielsen Perishables

Joy Bender is a hardworking and dedicated realtor and we strongly recommend her. We highly value her responsiveness and appreciated the number of hours she spent with us in person, and by phone and email, keeping us informed and updated throughout the process. She showed extraordinary professionalism and we could not have had better support. The personal attention and direction she provided over several months resulted in finding the perfect home for us.

Tom Duffy Wealth Management

Both Tina and myself wanted to let you both know how invaluable your advice and guidance has been with both the purchase of 5614 Dolphin Place and the sale of our home at 423 Westbourne Street in La Jolla. Your negotiating skills are spectacular, particularly with the unusual way in which we structured the purchase contract. Your people skills allowed us to work with the listing agent at Dolphin Place and ultimately convince the sellers to accept our terms of an extended settlement which allowed us time to sell and settle Westbourne. With regard to the sale of Westbourne, your marketing skills were literally the most impressive I have ever seen. Not only did you arrange for various contractors to come into Westbourne over a 48 hour period to get the home into mint show condition, but you also brought in one of the top videographers to put together a stunningly beautiful photographic representation of the home on the internet listing. The photographer also put together a sixty photo slide show that created total buzz and excitement for the home that brought us a first day contract for $90K over the listing price as well as over 100 people at the open house the following day. When the first contract fell out of escrow for a financing technicality that the buyers(who were pre-qualified)had no control over, you very quickly produced a full cash buyer that was willing to close in five days with no contingencies whatsoever. You also kept the buyers believing that the property was “hot” and would sell quickly if they faltered in any way. There is no doubt in my mind that you are both going to be the top producers in California in the future. Your dogged persistence, superb people skills and phenomenal work ethic insure a very successful future for both of you. I will refer you to as many individuals as possible. Many thanks to both of you for your incredible advice, skill and ultimate successful results on both Westbourne and Dolphin Place.

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