CENTURY 21 1st Choice Realty

Your 1st Choice In Real Estate!

San Diego's Finest Real Estate Office For Over 25 Years

We're Always on Your Side

CENTURY 21 1st Choice Realty agents are highly trained professionals who realize the necessity of keeping themselves informed of all the latest changes in the highly complex real estate field. They are continuously updating their knowledge with classes, seminars, and meetings, keeping them abreast of the latest in real estate law and procedure. CENTURY 21 1st Choice Realty agents aim to be a cut above the rest. They take great pride in their professionalism, commitment to excellence, listening to our clients, and doing what's best for them. They’ll work hard to save you money!

Our History

Located in beautiful Clairemont near Interstate 5, CENTURY 21 1st Choice Realty opened in December of 1987. We have attained the coveted CENTURION® Award from CENTURY 21 Real Estate LLC every year since. Through upbeat economic times, as well as tough economic circumstances, we have remained consistently one of the top CENTURY 21 companies in the United States with over 14,000 sales. Our success reflects the hard work and dedication of CENTURY 21 1st Choice Realty agents who are committed to doing what's best for our clients.


Our Affiliated Offices – United Brokers

Our Rancho Bernardo office is located in the "heart" of the Interstate 15 Diamond Gateway. CENTURY 21 United Brokers has provided award-winning service to thousands of satisfied clients since 1991. With more than 70 associates, we combine resources in a team effort to offer the highest level of service to the communities of Rancho Bernardo, Carmel Mountain Ranch, 4S Ranch, Poway, Rancho Penasquitos, Escondido, Mira Mesa, and Scripps Ranch.

Our Ocean Beach office is located near the Ocean Beach Pier.  This office serves the communities of Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Point Loma, La Jolla, University City, Clairemont, and Mission Valley.


Highest level of service, confirmed through customer surveys.

  • Quality Service Award recipient every year 2006 - 2015 given by Century 21 Corporation for outstanding service to clients.

  • Only San Diego Century 21 office to receive the President's Award.

  • Awarded for a combination of high production coupled with high customer satisfaction rating.

    We are only one of 13 companies in the U.S. that received the Ambassador Award.

    We belong to a network of over 140,000 professionals who take pride in what they do and specialize in providing a variety of superior real estate services to local communities around the world. Understanding your personal goals and needs is at the heart of our dedication to you. We are ready to assist you with all of your real estate needs and look forward to working together with you.


Are you looking to buy or sell your home in San Diego, CA? Our sales associates are knowledgeable of the real estate process. We help buyers and sellers to connect to their dreams. Understanding your needs is one of our biggest priorities. Feel free to search for your home or contact us directly to have a one on one consultation.

We strive to deliver performance, value and wisdom in all areas of Real Estate.

San Diego, CA
Real Estate Market Information
Homes Owned: 257,839
Homes Rented: 268,634
Median Home Price: $549,000
Area Schools: 378
Best Score: 5/10
Average Score: 2.3

Meet the CENTURY 21 1st Choice Realty Team

Customer Testimonial | Cynthia Aragundi

Buyer Rating:

Working with cindy was amazing. She was fast and efficient. She would always answer any question in a fast a polite manner. Also she was able to speed up the proccess of the sale to just a 21 day escrow. I would highly recommened anybody to take the time and call her for any questions and for your agent.

Customer Testimonial | Eric Polansky

Seller Rating:

Eric is great, he has sold other houses for us and our experience with him is solid. Very responsive and on top of everything during the entire transaction!

Great job Eric!!

We love the fact that he is on top of everything during the transaction!

Customer Testimonial | Sandra Hatherley

Buyer Rating:

I have dealt with Crag on other occasions. [not for buying buying property.] I found him to be very helpful. He is the one that suggested Sandra.

Sandra was very helpful with suggestions and taking my wife and me to various good sites.

If Sandra gave a time where she/we would meet, she was always there and on time.

Customer Testimonial | Cathy Burciaga

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Cathy's extensive real estate knowledge, well-rounded experience, and sharp negotiating skills were invaluable during the process of buying our condo in a sellers market. Her guidance and advice was always spot on. We have found a trusted real estate agent for life!

Customer Testimonial | Kathy Higgins

Buyer Rating:

She was fabulous!

She was very responsive and great to work with. Will definitely give her a call when it's time to sell and buy another place!

Customer Testimonial | Steven F. Ring

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Steve Ring is extremely patient, professional, knowledgeable, and clear headed when it comes to real estate. We always felt supported in making hard decisions. Steve really took the time to explain the moving parts, while bringing in a deep understanding of the San Diego market.

Customer Testimonial | Shelly Schreiber

Buyer Rating:

I worked with Shelly Schrieber previously on my purchase of an investment property in Del Mar, and just recently on the purchase of my dream home in La Jolla. Shelly is an extremely competent professional who covers every detail, stays the course through any difficulties, and interacts well with others at all levels of the transaction. I could not be happier with her performance and always recommend her to anyone I know looking to buy or sell a home.

Customer Testimonial | Aggie O'Malley

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Aggie was great during the entire process of buying our home. She was extremely professional, thorough and friendly. I trusted her to act as our advocate and trusted her direction all through the process. I truly feel that we found our perfect home completely thanks to Aggie. We could not have accomplished this without her!

Customer Testimonial | R & R Team

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Renata did an awesome job! She returned all calls and responded to all our questions. She made the process a lot easier that I expected. I would highly recommend Renata and will refer friends to her in the future.

Customer Testimonial | Steve Hirsch

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I've known Steve for about 30 years and have found him honest and up front in all his transactions. This last house he sold for us had many problems and unique set backs, but, Steve was patient and stuck with it till it closed escrow. He is our guy.

Customer Testimonial | Ernie Burciaga Jr.

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When we sell our current residence, we will seek Ernie. We would also be happy to recommend him to anyone who needs Real Estate services.

Customer Testimonial | Charlene Byrd

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Charlene was always dressed neatly and made a very professional appearance each time I interacted with her. She always returned calls promptly and completed any tasks I requested.

Customer Testimonial | Patricia Krebs

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The experience was great we definitely worked together as a team to get this one done. We both had the same goal in mind and worked together step by step to get there. I hope to do more transactions with Pat in the future.

Customer Testimonial | Leigh Ord

Buyer Rating:

Leigh Ord is a great broker who always makes sure that her clients get the best deal possible and that their interests are protected during the contracting period.

Leigh is very personable and the best interest of her clients is top of her priority list.

The whole staff at Century 21 1st Choice Reality is very supportive and on top of things.

Customer Testimonial | Cynthia Michael

Buyer Rating:

Having only lived in San Diego for a year, finding a realtor who was not only knowledgeable about the area but helped me to feel comfortable with purchasing my first home was crucial. Cynthia made me feel comfortable after meeting her for the very first time. She took her time on Thanksgiving weekend to meet with my family and I and listened to us and answered all my questions. Cynthia always communicated in a timely response and was very reliable at all times. Cynthia has been professional and realistic while being a wonderful advocate for me. I felt very comfortable calling her at any time and asking questions, to which she always answered thoroughly and advocated on my behalf. I have already referred Cynthia to many family and friends, especially co-workers. If you are looking for someone with great energy, knowledgeable, professional, a great advocate, understanding, etc., Cynthia is your person!!!

Customer Testimonial | Cynthia Aragundi

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She has a pleasant personality and made me feel comfortable

She is knowledgeable and I can tell she enjoys her job.

She shows professionalism on her work

I would definitely recommend Cindy to friends and family. Thank U Cindy!!

She deserves recognition for her good work!!

Customer Testimonial | Eric Polansky

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Simply Excellent!

Customer Testimonial | Sandra Hatherley

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I am a Broker/owner of my own real estate company here in Colorado. I used to be a Century 21 broker in the past. So I knew that I could count on the professionalism of the company. However, I did not know the procedures of California real estate.

Sandra and I started communicating almost a year before the properties could be sold. She made sure I knew I could count on her when they were ready. She made the process go very smooth once they were

She is professional, yet personable. Very knowledgeable of the market and of rules and regulations. She got us the best price for the properties. She was able to get buyers without having to advertise or put in the MLS, which made the situation so much less stressful.

I have referred her already and will continue to if the need comes up in her area.

I hope to meet her in person one day and thank her in person.

Thank you with all my heart Sandra!

Customer Testimonial | Cathy Burciaga

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Cathy did anything and everything to sell my home. Early in the process, she suggested a wonderful handyman. Cathy hired a stager as a consultant. She picked up several items at Home Depot and she staged the house with a mixture of my things and hers.

I left the state after the start of escrow so Cathy made my house as secure as possible and checked on it every few days.

Cathy is very personable and cared for me as a friend. I definitely endorse and recommend Cathy.

Customer Testimonial | Kathy Higgins

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Kathy is awesome.

I've actually dealt with a number of realtors over the years. Kathy is actually heaps better than most I or friends have used.

* After the client and agent affiliated with CENTURY 21® Real Estate LLC complete a transaction, the client may be asked to provide feedback to help the CENTURY 21® System and sales professionals continuously improve. The affiliated agent's Overall Rating is an average of all ratings the agent has received. The specific survey responses shown were selected by the agent and were authorized by the client for display purposes. Some customers who provided a testimonial may have received a Starbucks gift card from their CENTURY 21 Sales Professional as a thank you for completing the customer satisfaction survey.

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San Diego Regional Office

3091 Clairemont Drive,
San Diego CA 92117

Service Areas

Real Estate Services of Greater San Diego

Welcome to CENTURY 21 1st Choice Realty, one of the most active Real Estate firms in San Diego. Centrally located in Clairemont our Agents help buyers and sellers with real estate transactions in and around the prestigious, beautiful areas of greater San Diego including La Jolla, Clairemont, Bay Park, and Pacific Beach.

When it comes to buying or selling a home in San Diego, CENTURY 21 1st Choice Realty can't be beat. We have over 60 San Diego real estate agents ready to provide you the information you need to make the best decisions, and have one of the most extensive networks from which to market your San Diego real estate for sale.

We have been a CENTURY 21® San Diego real estate affiliate for over 25 years. CENTURY 21 is the most recognized brand in real estate today. For over 40 years, the CENTURY 21 family of independently owned and operated companies world wide have been committed to outstanding service. CENTURY 21 1st Choice Realty is proud to honor that commitment here in San Diego.

Interested in pursuing a career in real estate? Be sure to visit Career Opportunities. CENTURY 21 1st Choice Realty is committed to helping you achieve your San Diego Real Estate goals.

San Diego, CA

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Demographic Data | San Diego, CA

Median Age: 36.01
Married: 35%
Households: 526,473


Population by Sex
711,272 Male
698,053 Female

Occupancy Types
34,752 Vacant
257,839 Owned
268,634 Rented


White/Blue Collar Jobs
59% White Collar
41% Blue Collar

Transportation to Work
86% Drive
4% Public Transportation
6% Walk/Bike/Other
4% Work from Home