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Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Luxury Property Specialist (Luxury Specialist)

More about Gretchen Mitchell


With more than 30 years in real estate, Gretchen has built her success on patience, perseverance and effective negotiation skills in representing her clients.

She frequently attends classes and seminars to stay current on changes and trends in the real estate market and contract law. Her professional affiliations and accomplishments include:

  • California licensed Real Estate Broker
  • CRS (Certified Residential Specialist); designation held by only 5% of agents nationwide
  • State Director for CAR (California Association of Realtors)
  • Served on Board of Directors for NSDCAR (North San Diego County Association of Realtors)
  • Professional Standards Committee
  • Coldwell Banker Presidents Advisory Council
  • Member of NAR (National Association of Realtors)
  • Licensed Notary Public
  • Assistant Manager of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Encinitas/La Costa

Gretchen has been honored by her peers and the real estate industry on numerous occasions as the recipient of:

  • NSDCAR Realtor of The Year 2010
  • San Diego Magazine Five-Star Real Estate Agent Award 2010 - 2019
  • The McNaught-Davis Award, given annually to the real estate agent who best exemplifies the qualities of integrity, community activity, service to the real estate profession, salesmanship and cooperation with associates.

Gretchen feels it is important to give back to the community in which she lives and works. She is actively involved in numerous community organizations, such as:

  • Chairperson of the Can Tree Food Drive mdash; 2003-2019
  • La Costa Canyon Grad Nite Board of Directors, 1998-2005; served as Chairperson, 2001 2004
  • Habitat for Humanity Volunteer
  • Community Resource Center Volunteer 2000-2019
  • Encinitas Coastal Rotary Member

Assisted by a licensed associate, Gretchen is proud to provide her clients with the highest-quality service. She has been a resident of Encinitas for more than 20 years, has been married to her husband, John, for 26 years, and has two children; Shannon and Timothy and two adorable grandchildren.