Cabo San Lucas Country Club
Owning a home in Cabo San Lucas is the new way to get away.
On the sea of Cabo San Lucas
Twenty years ago, Debra Dodson and her husband Steve, the owners of Prudential Cabo Gold Realty in Cabo San Lucas, BCS, Mexico, visited Cabo for the first time and knew right away that this was where they wanted to live for the rest of their life. Ready to make the move to Cabo permanently—Debra, a successful, experienced real estate broker from Wyoming and Steve, a seasoned golf professional—knew their move was meant to be when offered positions at the “yet to be built”, Cabo San Lucas Country Club—a golf community that began by selling memberships to their upcoming golf course and offering vacant lots surrounding the golf course. Steve worked closely with the Dye family to build the golf course from the ground up. Under these conditions, selling lots and memberships without a golf course was a challenge.
“We fit the bill, as real estate broker and golf professional, and the rest is history,” Debra explained. Shortly thereafter, Debra and Steve formed a partnership with Steve Games—the owner and CEO of over 100 Prudential California Realty offices in Southern California—to pioneer the first three Prudential Real Estate franchises in Mexico.
“That was truly a landmark experience for us and for Mexico,” said Debra. Debra is currently the Broker and she and her husband, Steve, are now the sole owners of Prudential Cabo Gold; a company built on professionalism and integrity, boasting a team spirit with agents that have sold more homes than anyone else in the history of the Los Cabos region.
“I truly cannot imagine anything more exciting than the future of the real estate market in Los Cabos!” Debra says. The majority of growth and development throughout Los Cabos is a result of its location, with easy access from the United States and Canada, and it’s near perfect weather. The proximity of Los Cabos to the United States makes it convenient, as you can fly to paradise from San Diego in less than 2 hours and most other U.S. cities in 3 hours, making it easy to experience eight world-class golf courses and the marlin fishing capital of the world. Nightlife, water sports, snorkeling, ATVs, horseback riding and tennis are also popular in Los Cabos. “Americans are driving the second home market,” explained Debra. “Globalization and the Internet have enabled them to look beyond the borders of the United States.” Los Cabos is truly a place where “American Luxury” meets “Mexican Charm.”
Debra and Steve have recently brought on a partner to assist in marketing their listings in the United States. “Lee Ramage is an extremely successful luxury real estate Broker in San Diego County. Steve and I have been looking for a credible solution to spread the word about Cabo and our listings in Southern California and to the rest of the U.S.— we couldn’t find anyone that even came close to matching Lee’s marketing strategies,” says Debra. “He is in a league of his own and I can see why he sells so many luxury homes in San Diego County. Lee and I will be co-listing a lot of property together in the near future!”
Lee is co-owner with John Winfield of FINE Homes Real Estate in Encinitas/Olivenhain, California. John is the sole owner and publisher of FINE Magazine and FINE Media Group.
Lee’s role in the partnership is to drive awareness of Cabo and our listings in the United States. He is responsible for producing sophisticated, High Definition video tours of our listings, and placing full-page advertisements in FINE Magazine. The videos are uploaded to YouTube.com, Prudential Cabo Gold’s web site, Finehomesandliving.com and Ramagegroup.com. They are also linked to QR codes, which are printed on the magazine advertisement and for sale signs.
“I can’t think of a better compliment for both my business in Los Cabos and Lee’s business in the States,” said Debra. Lee agrees, “By creating international awareness of Los Cabos and keeping FINE’s affluent demographic in San Diego County abreast of Los Cabos, the result is huge for both markets.”
With more than two decades of experience, Debra knows and loves Los Cabos and is sure to leave a legacy. She is a member in good standing of Los Cabos and National AMPI (MLS); a member of The International Association of Realtors and has served two terms on the Executive Board/Board of Realtors for AMPI in Los Cabos. Moreover, she is a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS), a member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, and has received the Prudential Chairman’s Circle Gold award for the past 10 consecutive years; as well as receiving the coveted Top of the Rock award for the highest volume of sales in Mexico for numerous years, raising her to the “Legend” status within the Prudential worldwide network.
Mexico’s tourism policy has been upgraded to a state priority—increasing flights to Los Cabos and increasing residential and commercial development. There are currently new desalinization plants, multi-lane highways and their international airport has undergone a terrific expansion. There is no safer, or more wonderful place to be.
From luxury to lifestyle, Los Cabos has it all. There is not a better time to invest in your future or in the future of Mexico.
Debra Dodson (619) 819-7986 |