About Us

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.

Our Team

Mike Sannes, Lead Agent

Mike Sannes 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 AuerMaureen 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.

Rose Holmstrom, Buyer Specialist

Rose HolmstromRose is originally from Michigan. Tired of the gloomy days, she visited Southern California often in the past 13 years and was drawn to Big Bear. She finally made the leap to move to sunny California, purchasing property in 2013, and making Big Bear her permanent home in 2017. She enjoys snow skiing, sledding, boating, and hiking with her family who live in the LA area. Rose has a business degree from Northwood University and is part of the American Association of University Women in Big Bear. Rose brings to our team over 30 years of customer service from her business career, along with her loyalty, business savvy and passion for people and their real estate needs.

Cynthia Mossman, Transaction Coordinator

Cynthia Mossman 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

Monique Sannes 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.