Brett Combs is the founder of P.S. Platinum | Compass, a luxury real estate brokerage with offices in North County, San Diego. Brett established P.S. Platinum Properties in 2001, in his hometown of Del Mar, to address the need for a full-service concierge agency that would match the high-end level homes offered in San Diego. Brett’s goal is not to be the biggest agency in San Diego, but to be the best. He achieves this at P.S. Platinum | Compass by thinking outside the box with everything he does: creatively curated marketing campaigns, partnering with the best professionals in the industry, offering exceptional client service, and always conducting ethical and authentic business practices.
Brett is involved in all aspects of real estate, including finance, development, marketing, land, and new construction sales. His knowledge and experience has elevated P.S. Platinum | Compass to the top of the luxury real estate industry.
Brett has strong roots in North County. He was born in Toronto and moved to San Diego at a young age. He now lives in Solana Beach with his wife and three sons. He has spent his entire life invested in the North County community, where he and his company promote charitable causes, which he feels is one of the most important aspects of success.
North County San Diego Realtor Mary Mac Capener is an agent with P.S. Platinum | Compass, specializing in Del Mar, La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe and Solana Beach. Mary Mac works with clients to professionally market and sell luxury properties, also assisting buyers in finding the perfect property to call home.
Mary Mac’s approach when working with clients is to listen first, allowing her to truly understand client needs before working tirelessly to meet their real estate goals. She always puts her clients first, which she feels is the best path to client satisfaction.
Prior to working in coastal San Diego, Mary Mac was a real estate agent in Los Angeles. Earlier in her career, she worked in commercial real estate in Austin, Texas and on the sales team for Ritz-Carlton luxury residences in Washington, D.C.
Mary Mac has a degree in English from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. An East Coast native, she now lives in Del Mar with her husband, two young children and their rescue dog. As would be expected from a Tarheel, Mary Mac enjoys watching college basketball. A perfect day for her would start with a morning yoga class, followed by time at the beach and lunch with her family and finished off spending a beautiful summer afternoon with friends at the Del Mar Race Track.
Nick Condos, who's background includes working the runways and fashion shows as Associate Editor for a high-end fashion magazine in New York City, was born and raised in Encinitas. Nick's passion for real estate and his coastal roots brought him back to his hometown to pursue the North County luxury real estate market. With extensive training and education in marketing, Nick is well-versed in all things luxury and social media.
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.
Mary Mac Capener successfully sold my property in a very tough market. She is very professional, understands her client’s needs and uses all her marketing savvy on every transaction. Mary Mac gets the job done by always doing her homework and being prepared for her clients and delivering exceptional results. An absolute pleasure to work with and would highly recommend her to all of my family and friends to assist in their real estate needs.
Mary Mac worked tirelessly to find the perfect property for me. She knew the market, wasn’t afraid to be aggressive and work to make the deal happen. I would highly recommend her for any prospective real estate clients that want fantastic service delivered with southern charm. Absolutely the highest rating I can pass along for Mary Mac. 5 stars *****
If you are looking to buy or sell your home, Mary Mac is the agent for you! We had an awesome experience buying our home a few months ago. Mary mac was extremely helpful, patient, understanding, and resourceful and she made the entire process seamless. Cannot thank her enough!
We used Mary Mac to buy a home in Del Mar in April 2014. She was an awesome agent and I would recommend her to anyone who is looking to either purchase or sell a home.