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Your path to ownership


Find an Agent

Connect with a licensed Compass real estate agent who is knowledgeable about the neighborhoods you’re considering and can help guide your search.

Complete! Contact Richard by signing up for the free buyers guide.


Get Pre-Qualified

Before beginning your search, your first step is to get pre-approved for a mortgage loan.

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Tom Weikel

NMLS # 243656

Phone 858.597.3772


Visit Properties

Now is the time to consider your ideal home’s location and amenities. You will attend viewings and open houses spanning a range of areas and property types. Additionally, Richard will activate notifications for exclusive Coming Soon and Off-Market properties as they hit the market.


Learn More

Want the rest of your steps? Sign up for our free buyers guide to discover your full path to home ownership today


Packaging and Submitting Offers

Once you identify a home you like, you can put in an offer, which is an agreement to pay a certain price for the home. This offer is packaged with a Proof of Funds (POF) and Pre-Approval Letter.

Get started with our Buyer's Guide!

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Who are we?

As a San Diego native, Richard Elias is an expert in residential, luxury and investment properties in the Greater San Diego area. He prides himself in being able to provide his clients with the most exceptional real estate experience and consistently goes above and beyond to achieve this goal. Over the past 27 years, Richard has been committed to providing his clients with a truly impressive real estate experience through his comprehensive understanding of the real estate market and natural negotiation skills. This has led Richard to be ranked in the top ½% of real estate agents for sales year after year. Since obtaining his real estate license as soon as he legally could, as a senior in high school, Richard has helped thousands of people buy and sell homes. As a respected agent and mentor, Richard leads the top producing Richard Elias Team here at Compass. When he isn’t selling your home, finding your dream home, or coaching his team, Richard enjoys spending time with his family, entertaining friends, cooking, learning about new technology, car culture, and just being outside exploring beautiful San Diego.

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Richard Elias | Lead Realtor

CA DRE #01104411

✆: 619.672.2020

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