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Phone E.T. for homes? Elena Thompson, "E.T.," is remembered and valued by her clients for more than her catchy marketing tag line and Web site address (www.phoneETforhomes.com).

Elena Thompson

Thompson is an award-winning, full-time, full-service, North County coastal Realtor at RE/MAX Associates in Encinitas.

"Elena is a successful Realtor because she knows the communities she serves and is a solid business professional all the way round," said Elena's broker. "She is a valued and trusted real estate resource for the San Diego North County coastal community and a major contributor to the success of RE/MAX Associates."

These days, with so many Realtors in the marketplace, buyers and sellers have a variety of choices. But when it comes to buying or selling a home or investment property, going with a full-time, experienced professional Realtor is key.

One of Thompson's recent listing clients told her they interviewed nine different Realtors and chose Thompson above all others given her solid "professionalism, marketing expertise, personality and follow-up."

In what could be a long sales process in today's market, her clients also believe that it is key to enjoy the company of who they do business with. A native Californian, Thompson grew up in the La Jolla area and learned about real estate at a young age watching prices go up over time. This helped motivate her to get involved in real estate investing at a young age.

Thompson played competitive tennis on the La Jolla High School team prior to graduating from University of California, Santa Barbara where she spent two years abroad on the Education Abroad Program in Spain and Mexico. She now serves as a local volunteer for that organization and has recently set up a scholarship fund to assist other UCSB students study abroad.

Prior to launching her real estate career in 2000, Thompson traveled the world in her role as an international sales and marketing director at several leading high-tech companies. She's been to over 44 countries so far. "But now it's not for business, it's for vacation purposes!" Thompson said.

Thompson credits her life-long tennis pursuits and international business career to her success in real estate, among other things. Staying focused on the customer and ensuring professionalism throughout the course of the transaction has been key to her client's favorable experience working with her. Thompson can be reached at RE/MAX Associates, (760) 633-4282, or via her Web site at www.phoneETforhomes.com.

Submitted by RE/MAX Associates

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