Del Mar Realtor Brett Combs established P.S. Platinum in his hometown of Del Mar, based on a desire to create something truly unique: a boutique brokerage firm focused on exceptional client service and extraordinary marketing. After graduating from the University of San Diego, Brett considered a career in advertising or film production before realizing that his marketing interests combined with his real estate expertise would create great value for clients.
For the past 20 years, Brett has been involved all aspects of real estate including finance, development, marketing, land, and new construction sales. His knowledge and experience has elevated P.S. Platinum to the top of the luxury real estate industry. Brett loves coming to work each day. He is proud of the team of client-focused, creative professionals at P.S. Platinum. Brett has been the top Del Mar realtor for a number of years, and enjoys working with all types of clients, from first-time homebuyers to savvy real estate investors.
Like most Southern California natives, Brett enjoys golfing, mountain biking and surfing. Like all business owners with small children, he rarely has time to do any of those things, but looks forward to the day when he can bring his three boys along to enjoy all that San Diego has to offer.
Brett Combs has always been and will always be my go-to broker! The above and beyond attitude and practice
of Brett has helped me create memorable homes and experiences in my life and this latest purchase is the best so far!
I had heard about Brett from a friend of mine. My friend, a home builder, was selling a house and Brett was the buyer’s agent. My friend told me that his experience in that transaction with Brett made him decide that he’d want Brett to represent him in any future transactions. (read between the lines: my friend thought Brett was a ‘bulldog’ in the negotiation phase and wants him on his side the next time!) So, I interviewed Brett and a few other agents, and found Brett to be the most professional, yet friendly and approachable, knowledgeable, honest, and determined of them all. Brett’s style was perfect for me. He’s easy to communicate with, made fantastic recommendations to help sell my property quickly, and honestly took care of everything! It was the easiest house sale I’ve ever had. I will definitely use Brett on all of my future real estate transactions.
Brett Combs was raised in Del Mar thus knows the area and is extremely well connected. He is very knowledgeable, street smart and well organized. He is proficient in state of the art backup support and marketing techniques. His position as #1 in Del Mar in the industry speaks to the fact that he is highly capable.
Brett was the consummate professional. I interviewed a number of agents for the sale of my house and chose Brett because my sense was he was the most honest and straightforward of the agents I met. He is also a master of marketing – look at the quality of the photos and videos he posts and dedicated website he puts up for homes. His videos aren’t just a montage of sweeping photos with cheesy music. They’re real videos. He has represented many, many sellers or buyers in Del Mar. It was important to me to use a broker who really knew Del Mar, and Brett ticks all the boxes. He isn’t they typical salesman with an overactive vocal engine who pretends to be your best friend. He doesn’t waste your time shovelling baloney – he tells it to you straight up. But he is very tactful. He doesn’t trash talk other brokers (like so many do). He prefers to show his mettle with actions rather than words. I’m a NYer by background and therefore I tended to get a bit hyper and stressed during the sales process. Brett’s unflappable nature and cool head calmed me when I was bugging out. Frankly, I wouldn’t use anyone else the next time the need arises.
We have rented from Brett in the past and have now completed three luxury real estate transactions through him in the past eight years. I was an executive vice president for a major financial services firm and retired after 40 years. A great deal of my work was in the mortgage industry and Brett displays a unique understanding of the real estate market in the San Diego area. In addition, the customer service is second to none. Highly recommend to anyone seeking a top quality experience in renting, purchasing, or selling real estate. He also did a great job in managing a rental property I owned.
Brett Combs is a terrific agent. When first meeting, it was apparent he was most interested in strategically marketing our Del Mar home, not just listing it. His approach stood out and was reflected in the presentation of the home through “staging” recommendations, outstanding pictures and a narrated video which included a sweeping overhead panorama of where the house sat above the ocean in Del Mar. Brett created a standalone website for the home which allowed prospective buyers the opportunity to explore it in greater detail before they visited and review what they had seen after a visit. It was a great marketing tool. All showed the house beautifully and insured buyers could both see and “feel” the house.
His intimate knowledge of Del Mar was essential in the marketing and selling process. Every few blocks in Del Mar impacts the accessibility of the beaches, restaurants, track and lagoon. Only someone with great knowledge of these intricacies can point out the benefits of specific locations, comparing and contrasting competing properties. During the selling process he used his market knowledge to help prospects see the benefits of our property.
And last, but not least, he was an effective negotiator, was patient and yet firm when required. And he was invaluable during the escrow and closing process, with a team that kept things on track, saw potential difficulties in advance and was always prepared to get us to the finish line”. When any problems surfaced he went well beyond the normal agent to help us solve them.
We’d sign on with Brett again without reservation.