Interviewed by: Adams Avenue Herald
The Business Spotlight this month is on
realtor Linda Artiaga of GMAC/One Source
Realty. Linda is a long-time 92116
businesswoman and friend to
Herald: How long have you lived in the San
Artiaga: I'm a lifelong San Diego County
native. I grew up in Vista, California and
have lived in the City since 1970.
Herald: What is your background?
Artiaga: I actually have a Masters Degree in
Counselor Education from San Diego State
University and worked as both a community
college counselor and a pre-release counselor
in prisons and honor camps in San
Diego and Southern California, believe it or
not, both good preparation for real estate. I
learned to listen and speak plainly and
clearly about people's needs.
Herald: When did you begin in real estate?
Artiaga: Real estate came along for me in
1980 when at the suggestion of a friend who
was a real estate broker, I worked part-time
and found I had a knack for helping people
find and sell homes. It became an exciting,
fun and fast-paced career for me and
seemed to go along with my nature so in
1981, almost 25 years ago, I left counseling
and started full-time in the business.
I knew so many people in the County who
helped me get started and referred me business
that my career took off and I never
Herald: What is the best part of your job?
Artiaga: I love San Diego, all its neighborhoods
and all its diversity, which, by the way
is my favorite part of the business: all the
varied personalities, circumstances, neighborhoods,
home styles and needs of my
clients. I have sold hundreds of homes over
the years and you can only imagine all the
stories and individual needs related to
I live in and have many clients in the Metro
area: University Heights, Normal Heights
and Kensington...I would call this my base;
however, because clients refer clients all over
the County, I find myself helping people all
over San Diego.
I am dedicated to providing the finest real
estate services available and am affiliated
with the #1 company for listings sold in the
County, One Source Realty GMAC. I am
tremendously grateful to so many people
who have entrusted me with their biggest
asset: their home and the equity they possess