My Story

Husband, father, and luxury real estate expert.

Tim Van Damm

Tim Van Damm is a dedicated professional with extensive experience in luxury real estate and construction.  Tim goes the extra mile to ensure that his clients’ needs are met regardless of whether they’re selling or buying a home.

Having worked with one of the top luxury custom homebuilders in Rancho Santa Fe, Tim has an eye for detail and he has the ability to identify aspects of homes that others might miss.  He has a plethora of resources that he readily shares with his clients.          

Prior to moving to San Diego, Tim lived in Boston, Massachusetts for 15 years.  During his time in Boston, Tim helped to found a staffing firm and worked in software sales.  In addition, Tim served as Vice President of Development and Admissions for a Liberal Arts College specializing in the Great Books of Western Civilization.           

Tim sits on the Board of Directors for the Rancho Santa Fe Little League.  In addition, Tim heads up the Men’s Group at the Church of the Nativity in Rancho Santa Fe.

If you’re looking for a knowledgeable, trustworthy, and dedicated person who has an exceptional ability to negotiate and to do whatever it takes to get the job done, you will find no better advisor than Tim Van Damm. 

Tim Van Damm

 

Tim Van Damm is a dedicated professional with extensive experience in luxury real estate and construction.  Tim goes the extra mile to ensure that his clients’ needs are met regardless of whether they’re selling or buying a home.     

Having worked with one of the top luxury custom homebuilders in Rancho Santa Fe, Tim has an eye for detail and he has the ability to identify aspects of homes that others might miss.  He has a plethora of resources that he readily shares with his clients.          

Prior to moving to San Diego, Tim lived in Boston, Massachusetts for 15 years.  During his time in Boston, Tim helped to found a staffing firm and worked in software sales.  In addition, Tim served as Vice President of Development and Admissions for a Liberal Arts College specializing in the Great Books of Western Civilization.           

Tim currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Rancho Santa Fe Little League.  In addition, Tim heads up the Men’s Group at the Church of the Nativity in Rancho Santa Fe.     

If you’re looking for a knowledgeable, trustworthy, and dedicated person who has an exceptional ability to negotiate and to do whatever it takes to get the job done, you will find no better advisor than Tim Van Damm. 

 

More than a realtor

CONSTRUCTION

Tim spent over four years working for one of the top luxury home builders in San Diego. Tim learned the construction business from the ground up. His project management, construction supervision skills, and time in the field have proved invaluable assets to Tim’s real estate clients.

NEGOTIATION

Tim prides himself on his negotiation skills. He works tirelessly on behalf of his clients to negotiate the best terms of every deal. Likewise, he builds strong relationships with his colleagues to help ensure smooth transactions.

EXPERT

Tim is an expert in the San Diego’s Luxury Housing Market. He has an extensive knowledge of the surrounding communities and surrounds himself with a team of like minded experts who understand the luxury market and who provide world class service to Tim’s clientele.

ROOTS

Tim was born in New York and spent 15 years in Boston. He brings his East Coast work ethic to everything he does. Drive, determination, and grit are in his DNA. His direct, no-nonsense approach serves his clients well.

FAMILY

First and foremost, Tim is the husband to his beautiful wife, Cecilia. They have five children under the age of 8. Tim is dedicated to his family and takes his role as a husband and father very seriously.

FAITH

Tim’s Catholic faith is at the center of everything he does. One of his favorite quotes is: “Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.”
– St. Augustine

STRONG REPUTATION

Tim was incredibly strategic about the sale of my house, coordinating everything that needed to be done prior to the sale. By the time the house hit the market, I get an all-cash offer immediately, and had two back-ups. Tim is very professional, extremely knowledgeable, and has great experience and instinct.

 Arkady Bilenko – La Jolla

Tim was the listing agent for our house. He worked with us to come to the best asking price through hours of research. His line of stagers, photographers, and excellent listing preparation put our house in the best possible marketing level. We received 2 full price offers within 3days (1 accepted and 2nd as backup), and Tim stayed on top of the escrow calendar to ensure a successful close. Tim is a great negotiator and marketer!

 Jeff Rozmus – The Crosby, Rancho Santa Fe

I highly recommend Tim whether you are buying or selling. Tim helped us find the perfect home we were looking for and in the right price range. We were burned out looking for homes and finally decided to give up. Some months later, although we were not actively looking, Tim called and said he found a home for another client who decided not to buy and that he thought it was worth our looking at. He had noted our tastes and preferences in the other houses he had shown us and this one was exactly what we both were looking for. One walk through and we made out bid. In the purchase negotiations he was very thorough and we had no doubt he made all the right decisions.

 Tom McKenna – Santaluz

We have purchased and sold a dozen homes across the country (from Connecticut to Missouri to Texas to Colorado to California) and Tim is quite simply the most expert, conscientious, savvy real estate professional we have ever met. Having used Tim as both a buyer and seller, we can confidently say that Tim’s negotiation skills are best-in-class and his knowledge of the market is truly exceptional. Tim’s commitment to client service is unparalleled – he is responsive, detailed, resourceful and dedicated. Tim was available to chat 24/7 (even over the December holidays and New Years!) and his professional counsel and meticulous attention to detail made our purchase and sale transactions seamless and smooth. Tim is the definition of High Performance. And High Touch.

 Bill Morgan – Rancho Santa Fe

Tim did an awesome job of preparing for an executing the sale of our home to maximize value. He gave us great advise on the minor improvements and staging that would maximize ROI before we listed. The marketing was A+. In the end we had several strong offers and sold our home to a family who would treasure it as much as we have.

 Craig Ryall – Olivenhain, Encinitas

Tim was available & always helpful. He was not pushy & listened carefully to any concerns. He made the selection process enjoyable rather than stressful.

 Peter Farrell, La Jolla

Construction

Working with CHPT Construction, Tim has built custom homes in some of San Diego’s most prestigious communities including Santaluz, The Covenant, The Bridges, The Farms, Cielo, Rancho Pacifica, and many others.

Construction

Working with CHPT Construction, Tim has built custom homes in some of San Diego’s most prestigious communities including Santaluz, The Covenant, The Bridges, The Farms, Cielo, Rancho Pacifica, and many others.

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