Lisa Ashkins
Broker Associate
DRE 01764182
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Client Testimonials

"It is beyond impressive the amount of hard work, research, networking, and knowledge she puts into working with every client. I cannot recommend Lisa enough. She will consult with you every step of the way and always makes sure the process is done right and with every detail taken care of."  -Brandon

"The three things that I most appreciated about her during our condo hunt were her timely responses, her guidance backed by years of experience, and her sense of humor…she is an especially good guide when it comes to putting offers together, which can be quite nerve-wracking in a competitive market."  -Brenda

"My husband and I have always been so impressed by her knowledge, attention to detail, personal interaction, and overall ability to meet our needs---no matter how large or small. She is a true gem!!! We feel like we not only found a great real estate agent, but a friend as well."  -Michelle

"Lisa Ashkins is by far THE best Broker-realtor I have ever had the pleasure to work with on our condo sale in San Diego. When she uses the phrase "above and beyond" it is more than a catchy phrase but for Lisa it is a full- fledged 110% commitment to serve her clients with exceptional customer service, responsiveness, care, advocacy and collaboration. Seriously, for anyone reading this recommendation I can say after 40 years of property ownership she is among the very best…"  -Larry

"It was such a pleasure working with Lisa, and the most important thing about Lisa is her integrity and that she has her clients' backs!... Lisa is upbeat, makes herself available to you when you need her (evenings, weekends, etc), and gives great advice (offers, counter-offers, prioritizing fixes from the inspection, etc). She listens to what you want and what your concerns are. We always felt she had our interests in heart, never felt she was pushing us for her own agenda, and had great recommendations for any type of vendors you needed. She feels every joy and concern and disappointment WITH you. I would work with Lisa again in a heartbeat."  -Jennifer

"Lisa Ashkins is a real go-getter and someone you definitely want in your corner. She is extremely knowledgeable, energetic, hilarious, and wants nothing more than to make you happy. I couldn't suggest anyone better for buying/selling your next home."  -Meggie

"From the very first meeting, we could tell that Lisa is professional, organized, experienced, upbeat and very talented in the field…I think if you're looking for a real estate agent, you should meet with her: just like us, after one meeting, you'll know she's the best agent around."  -Tania

"We are so grateful we had Lisa as our Realtor to both sell our house and find our new dream home. She did so much to help the process go as smoothly as possible, like finding the best people to do inspections, making sure all deadlines were met, and all the other stuff involved in the process that a person would not be able to navigate without help. Lisa was always there to answer questions and help us feel comfortable with the process. She is also incredibly trustworthy and ethical."  -Katherine

"We knew exactly what we wanted. We gave Lisa our parameters and she found a number of outstanding homes to visit. Somehow, during our visits, she was able to recognize what WE REALLY WANTED and she added a home to our list to view and we bought it! It's not exactly what we asked for but, more importantly, it's the perfect home for us. That's what a realtor should do and we are grateful that Lisa is our realtor!" -Chris 

"Lisa is an Awesome agent. We had a difficult property with many challenges and she persevered to make the sale happen. Since we don't live in San Diego, we especially appreciated her taking care of the property…” -Charlie and Laura 

"Lisa Ashkins is FABULOUS!! If you are looking for a realtor who will provide you with 100% of her knowledge and professionalism, Lisa is the one!! She is constantly working for you. Willing to be honest with you (when you need some honest feedback)!! Purchasing a home is stressful, Lisa helps to reduce some of your stress to make the adventure more manageable. We cannot thank Lisa enough for helping us get the new home we had always wanted." -Sarah 

"Lisa helped us immensely with our first foray into home buying. She was patient with all the questions we had and all the hold ups that came up during the process and never made us feel like we were being rushed through anything. She was also great about bringing us to places that were fresh on the market, often making it so we were the first ones to get a look at the property (which is how we ended up in the place we did). She also spent time fighting on our behalf when difficulties arose with our lender which was huge in helping us secure our loan. Overall she was fantastic to work with and I would easily work with her again or recommend her to others, she is a great resource to have on your side." -Alex

"Lisa Ashkins is the most proficient and knowledgeable real estate professional I have worked with. She provided thoughtful guidance and genuine support throughout the process. Responsive, skilled and caring are three words that come to mind when I think about my experience with Lisa. Lisa is on top of all the details, always thinking three steps ahead and taking all the stress out of the equation. There are no words to adequately articulate how amazing I think Lisa is at her profession. She is a rock star!!" -Geof 

  1. "Lisa did such a great job selling my home! Working with a contractor and designer prior to listing, a few minor improvements were made and some staging changes put the finishing touches on my home to make it even more appealing. She personally met with each realtor and prospective buyers to show the home and be sure they had all the details and positive aspects of the home and neighborhood. She professionally managed all aspects of the process, and the net result was evidenced by a record-breaking sale for my home. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a top-notch broker to get the best value for their property!" -Chris 

"Lisa is truly a top notch realtor and a joy to work with. She is incredibly professional, experienced, reliable, well-organized, proactive, knowledgable, and personable. You won't find many high caliber realtors like Lisa. She is extremely hard working and dedicated, and she goes the extra mile for her clients. It is rare to find someone who genuinely values her relationship with her clients and maintains that relationship as Lisa does. She is extremely attentive to detail and puts the special "Lisa touch" on everything. Lisa responded quickly to any questions we had, and she works in your best interest. She is a problem solver and she's highly competent. These are all reasons that makes her stand out above all the rest. Lisa is absolutely amazing and you will see it in her work, actions, and the way she treats her clients. I would highly recommend Lisa Ashkins if you want a smooth process and extremely positive experience. I couldn't recommend her any higher. I tell all my friends about her and look forward to the next time I get to work with her."  -Brianna 

"From the very first meeting, we could tell that Lisa is professional, organized, experienced, upbeat and very talented in the field. I think if you're looking for a real estate agent, you should meet with her: just like us, after one meeting, you'll know she's the best agent around." -Kathleen

"Lisa Ashkins recently listed and sold my family's 1925 Burlingame home for me.  Her expertise as well as warmth turned what could have been an emotional and stressful time for me into a smooth and even pleasant transition. Lisa's knowledge of the North Park area, as well as the historical significance of my home, was especially appreciated.  She marketed the home as Mills Act potential which made the property  more attractive to buyers from a tax standpoint. Lisa identified what my home needed to make it ready for sale. She was forthright with her advice and helpful with vendor recommendations.   Lisa was always available to me and always positive.  My home was listed for sale on February 27, 2020 and closed within two months.  This was in the middle of a pandemic lockdown!   Working with Lisa was an amazing experience. I recommend her highly."  -Leonard

"We interviewed many recommended realtors, but Lisa beat them all out. She is organized, prompt, honest, and has that 'je ne sais quoi' that makes going to look at houses with her feel like you are working with a friend. She is extremely knowledgable of the entire real estate process - from loans to home inspections - and expediently answered our many questions through email and phone call. Navigating the home buying process in the time of COVID-19 was a unique experience to say the least - Lisa took everything in stride, remaining patient and diligent despite an extremely competitive market. She made sure to lay out the right order of operations from the get go to ensure we were set up for success. Lisa was always available to answer our questions, and kept detailed and organized documentation throughout our house search and escrow. She was a true advocate for our needs, and I wholeheartedly recommend Lisa to anyone who is in need of a realtor." -Jaime 

"Words can't express how happy and thankful we are to Lisa and the support that she gave us throughout our housing search! Lisa is both knowledgeable about the San Diego real estate market and is a pleasure to work with. She helped us navigate through a crazy housing market, throughout all the ups and downs, and we couldn't be happier with the house that we were able to finally secure in the end! I will 100% refer her to any family, friend, or acquaintance that is looking for a house in the SD market." -Spencer 

"Lisa worked closely with us through a very long period of time trying to buy a house. She worked tirelessly in representing us during a "sellers" market. We submitted offers on numerous homes, always competing against numerous buyers and everyone was offering over the asking price. One home had over 40 offers. Lisa was exceptionally responsive. She researched each property and provided us comps and her personal/professional opinions. Ultimately we were successful in our search and are very happy with our new home. Lisa was pleasant to work with and helped remove the stress and anxiety from the process. We strongly recommend Lisa." -Randy

"We highly recommend Ms. Lisa Ashkins. Lisa helped us sell our home in downtown SD during the 2020 holiday season. She was a thoughtful guide throughout this process. Through our discussions and her probing questions, she developed an effective marketing plan for our property and served as our advocate throughout the sale. For each of the challenges we encountered she identified creative solutions to resolve issues. Lisa has a wonderful sense of humor and charming personality. Her local experience with the downtown San Diego market and professional connections will assist you in buying or selling a property. We were very glad we contacted her and you will be too." -Dave and Kaye

"Lisa is the greatest! Cannot say enough good things about the work she has done for us, helping us purchase and then recently selling our home. All throughout both transactions, she was professional, knowledgeable, and treated us like family. Each time, she was about to outperform our expectations and left us extremely happy with the process. We recommend her to everybody we know! We're not looking forward to buying our next house because we're out of the San Diego area and we can't imagine working with a different realtor as it is sure to be a subpar experience."  -Taylor G.

"Lisa is amazing! As a first time home buyer, I was so glad she was able to guide me though a very competitive market and help me find the perfect home. She responded to my questions and requests for tours immediately. Due to her extensive experience, she was able give me wonderful guidance and advice. I couldn’t have done it without her! I highly recommend Lisa for any real estate needs." -Vivian 

"Lisa Ashkins went above and beyond for my husband and me during our house hunt in a crazy market. We are first-time homebuyers and had some differences in what we were looking for. Lisa took the time to learn what was important to us and helped us tailor our search to find the perfect place. She never tried to get us into something we couldn't afford, and she remained positive and encouraging the entire time. She is extremely patient and has a great sense of humor, and she advocated for us every step of the way, making this process a whole lot smoother and a lot less discouraging than it could've been. Lisa knows and loves San Diego, and with her help we found a place we love. I'd recommend her in an instant to anyone interested in buying a place. Thank you, Lisa!" -P&G

"Lisa Ashkins is the consummate professional realtor/broker; she has depth of experience, market savvy and attention to detail which any seller or buyer needs. When working with Lisa you can expect feedback and insights to help you understand your options at various stages of the process. Because Lisa is experienced--and has worked all over San Diego County--you can expect her to do her homework on your particular property and neighborhood, so you can be assured she's on top of your market conditions. Lisa has resources on her team such as great photographers and suggests ways to stage your property to present it in the best way possible. Lisa responds in a timely manner and never seems to be overwhelmed by the multiple priorities she juggles. She's hands-on every step of the way and really enjoys her work, keeping a positive attitude while staying even-keeled during any challenging moments, which always seem to come up in any real estate transaction. We highly recommend Lisa; whether you are a buyer or a seller she will advocate for you and help you get to the finish line." -Leslie G.

"Lisa was very friendly, responsive and extremely helpful from the very first conversation we had, through closing of escrow." -Danny P.

"My husband and I had the great pleasure of working with Lisa on the purchase of our first home and cannot say enough about how wonderful our experience was working with her. Going into the process as first-time homebuyers in a seller’s market, we felt pretty overwhelmed at the start of our search. After our initial call with Lisa however, we immediately felt a huge sense of relief and unequivocally knew we would be in great hands working with her. What stood out to us most in our initial conversations with Lisa was her thoughtful, thorough, and overall calming approach to the process. Being newbies to home-buying, we had a great deal to learn…and SO many questions. Lisa is not only incredibly patient, but a wealth of knowledge and a true expert in the field. We were truly in-awe of her willingness to spend so much time with us walking through the fundamentals of home-buying, as well as providing pro-tips for navigating the many nuances involved in each stage to help us feel informed and empowered throughout each step of the process. In addition to helping us fine-tune our search, Lisa took the time to genuinely get to know my husband and I on a personal level to ensure that prior to beginning the search, she had a clear understanding of our wants and needs, both as individuals and as a couple. She recognizes the interpersonal complexities involved in the decision-making process and has a keen understanding of the way her clients’ preferences may change throughout the home-buying journey. With that, she made it a priority to continually check in with us to see how we were feeling and whether any adjustments needed to be made to further refine our search. At the time of escrow, Lisa SHINES. Between her quick thinking, attention to detail, persistence, real estate know-how and exceptional interpersonal skills, Lisa is a powerful force and will go above and beyond to get her clients across the finish line to close escrow. Reflecting back on the start of our search, we could not imagine that we’d come out of the process living in our dream home (a historic, Spanish-style bungalow!) in one of our favorite San Diego neighborhoods. We truly would not be here today without Lisa as our partner and feel incredibly lucky to have had the opportunity to work with her as our real estate agent/life coach/mentor/therapist/friend throughout our home-buying journey. Thank you, Lisa!!! " -Tessa

Representing Buyers and Sellers throughout San Diego County 


My family and I moved to San Diego from Oregon in 1967, so I consider myself a “near native”. Over the years, I have lived in many wonderful San Diego communities including Clairemont, Kensington, Fashion Hills, Mission Valley, Tierrasanta, Otay Ranch, and Downtown. In recent years I returned to North Park and remodeled an historic home.

After graduating with honors from San Diego State University with a major in Social Work, I embarked on a career in the affordable housing industry and spent 14 years with the San Diego Housing Commission. During my tenure with the Commission, I led in the development and delivery of innovative and award-winning programs that supported increased quality of life, economic self-sufficiency and homeownership for many San Diego families.

My education and experience spans interior design, marketing, a Masters in Organizational Leadership and completing the rigorous process of becoming a licensed Real Estate Broker. I believe my professional experience working in the arena of affordable housing and later as a consultant and business owner, provided me with the right mix of research, marketing, sales, problem solving, time management, communication, negotiation, and customer service skills necessary to ensure successful real estate transactions.

Whether it's finding a new place to call home, selling your existing home with the greatest of ease, expanding your investment property portfolio, or getting the best loan, I am here to expertly guide the process and ensure superior service and attention from beginning to end.


Achievements & Awards 

  • Bachelor’s in Social Work, Master’s in Organizational Leadership, Professional Certificates in Marketing and Interior Design
  • Broker Associate
  • Certified Negotiation Expert
  • Consistent Recipient of the Five Star Real Estate Professional Award
  • Annual Outstanding Sales Performance Winner
  • Member, National Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors, North San Diego County Association of Realtors, Save our Heritage Organization



To provide quality representation that exceeds expectations and exhibits a commitment to the highest of standards. 

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Members of:

National Association of REALTORS®

California Association of REALTORS®

Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS®

Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS®

North San Diego Association of REALTORS®

Coronado Real Estate Association

Real Estate Brokers Association of La Jolla®