Over the years, we have had the pleasure of helping hundreds of clients realize their dream of owning real estate in Big Bear. In addition, our proven marketing methods have time and again delivered outstanding results for sellers.
Mike Sannes, Lead Agent
Mike was raised in Southern California, visiting Big Bear often while growing up to enjoy the many outdoor activities this beautiful mountain environment offers. Education took him to New York City, where he earned a B.A. in Mathematics/Economics from Columbia University. After graduation, he pursued a career in Finance, working in the Foreign Exchange and Interest Rate markets of New York. He and his wife relocated to Big Bear in 2000 and he began selling real estate in 2004. Since then, he has closed over 350 transactions valued at over $120 million.
Maureen Auer, Buyer Specialist
Maureen is originally from Encinitas, CA (part of San Diego County). After enjoying their vacation home for several years, Maureen and her family decided to move to Big Bear full-time in August of 2002. They have embraced our four-season resort and are very involved with some of Big Bear's most popular activities, including skiing/snowboarding, boating, hiking, bicycling, dirt bike riding, and off-roading. Maureen has been working with buyers since March of 2005, and has enjoyed helping make her clients' dreams come true by aiding them in finding and purchasing property in our beautiful mountain town. The fresh mountain air, over 300 days of sunshine a year, and our laid back lifestyle are just some of the reasons Maureen and her family plan to remain in Big Bear for many years to come.
Chris Hildebrandt, Buyer Specialist
Chris grew up in Southern California, spending most of his teen years living in Big Bear. He moved away to pursue a degree in Business and returned to the mountains after graduation. Chris and his family love to travel and spend quality time with each other. He began to pursue his career in real estate in 2016 and has been hooked ever since. Chris lives in Boulder Bay (the West part of Big Bear) with his three daughters and wife. He is passionate about finding the right house for his clients.
Cynthia Mossman, Transaction Coordinator
Every strong team needs a behind-the-scenes person that keeps everything on course and running smoothly and this is where Cynthia comes in. She enjoys assisting our real estate agents with their day-to-day business. She administers open escrows, listings, marketing campaigns, as well as endeavors to give our clients the best customer service possible. As a licensed realtor herself, she is an expert at the mechanics of real estate transactions and enjoys helping clients and agents maneuver the buying and selling process. Originally from Long Beach, California, she too fell in love with our fantastic mountain community and now she, along with her husband and 2 wonderful children, enjoys all that our four-season resort has to offer.
Monique Sannes, Online Marketing
Although Monique was raised in Southern California, her first visit to Big Bear was with Mike in 2000. They came to go camping, fell in love with Big Bear, and never left. Receiving a B.S. in Mathematics/Applied Science and later an M.B.A. from UCLA, Monique has worked in the fields of management consulting, investment banking, debt capital markets, and institutional equity research. Now, she enjoys our beautiful Big Bear with Mike and their two wonderful children. Coordinating online marketing efforts, website design and management, and keeping the real estate business finances on track while prioritizing family life, keeps her very happy and busy.