Kris Gomez
Kris Gomez

Kris Gomez

Designated Broker/Owner • CA DRE #01241572

Kris has been proudly serving buyers and sellers since 1997. From entry-level properties to high-end estates, she represents clients in all price ranges with equal passion and commitment. Kris was honored by San Diego Magazine in 2010 through 2015 for Five Star Best in Client Satisfaction.

  • Former Nationally Syndicated Columnist, Inman News (Inman.com)
  • Former Nationally Syndicated Columnist, HGTV FrontDoor (FrontDoor.com)
  • Bachelor/Master of Science Degrees, Civil Engineering, San Diego State University
  • Former Registered California Traffic Engineer
  • Member San Diego Association of Realtors®
  • Member California and National Associations of Realtors®
  • San Diego County Native
  • Scripps Ranch Resident Since 1989
  • Past Board Member, Scripps Ranch Planning Group
  • Former Deputy Director, City of San Diego Engineering Department
  • Former Scripps Ranch Small Business Owner

What My Clients Say

Cynthia Darcey

Seller
‟Steve & Kris Berg did an excellent job in determining a good asking price & listing my home 10990 Red Rock Dr in Scripps Ranch. They were well organized, efficient, friendly & comfortable to work with. If I had questions, I knew I could just call & get answers quickly. My home sold in 1 day at full asking price! Unbelieveable! I’m so pleased. Steve patiently help guide & reassure me through escrow papers & the whole process. I would definitely have Steve & Kris Berg handle my future real estate needs. Thanks so very much, you two” Read More ▾

Paul and Pamela Luster

Buyer
‟Thanks to Steve and Kris Berg, we are in the home that we dreamed of owning. Shortly after our first meeting with the Bergs, we received an email from Steve regarding a home that just came up on the MLS. We reviewed the photos and we were surprised that it seemed to fit all of our qualifications (they really must have been listening to us when we t old them what we were looking for), so we were cautiously optimistic. We went to view the home and as they say, “as soon as we walked in the front door, we knew we wanted the house”. So, here comes the fun…the buying process had some challenges, as it was a short sale, but we were in good hands with the Bergs. After the home officially became ours, we then went to work selling our condo. The original reason that we decided to interview Steve and Kris was their impressive marketing, so now it was time to test the waters. So, as expected, they did a phenomenal job in marketing our condo. With the help of a professional stager, photographer, and a beautiful brochure as well as a stunning virtual online tour, our home sold the first day on the market at full asking price” Read More ▾

Lori

Buyer
‟I am a San Diego native, and have lived in Scripps Ranch since 1982. However, the process of buying a home in Scripps Ranch was not going smoothly or successfully for me. After working with another agent for over 8 months, I still had not accomplished my goal of purchasing a home. Knowing the Scripps Ranch area and available agents, I felt that Ste ve and Kris would be one of the few teams out there who would know the area just as well or even better than myself! So, I called Steve and Kris and they kicked things into high gear! I am a single parent, in the most competitive price segment and have impossibly high standards - but Steve never gave up in finding and attaining my dream home for me! His knowledge of the market, price points, and cyclical availability of properties was wonderfully helpful. He also had the patience to go through so many showings for myself, my parents and my daughter. He had a fantastic sense of humor and always stayed positive even when I couldn't see my way to success. Steve and Kris have also really thought about how to make the whole real estate process easier on their clients. Their electronic document signing system was truly invaluable! I could not imagine having to run in to sign an offer or have the hassle of constant faxing in order to keep the process moving. The online signing system basically took a couple of clicks of the mouse and I was done! So helpful! Even after the sale closed and we had just moved in, Steve acted as a great intermediary/consultant regarding a house warranty issue we had with the water heater. His service never ended! My daughter and I are now happily settled into our forever home, and we know we couldn't have gotten here without the constant dedication, knowledge, positive attitude, and ease of process that Steve and Kris gave us. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you” Read More ▾

Alexandra and Jay McCarren

Buyer
‟Kris was so patient with us during our first time home buying experience. She walked us through the process and used her sense of humor to keep things fun, because we all know how fun short sales can be! She was incredibly responsive during the 5 month process. Kris really took care of us and was always looking out for our best interest. Thanks, Kr is” Read More ▾

David and Leslie Edquist

Seller
‟Kris Berg did an excellent job in selling our home. As we were first time home sellers, we had lots of questions for Kris and she patiently walked us through the process and was there with us every step of the way. We were especially pleased at the work done by the Stager and Photographer that really brought out the best in our home. Kris was very flexible and was always available whenever we needed her. We had two good offers within the first two weeks of it being on the market! Following acceptance of one of the offers (for more than our asking price!) we had a number of unexpected problems that Kris helped us handle. I would also like say that all of Kris's colleagues that I dealt with at San Diego Castles were very helpful and professional. We would definitely recommend Kris and her team to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the San Diego area” Read More ▾

Stuart Bathard

Buyer/Seller
‟Posted from letter with permission: Kris, you and Steve did a great job in a difficult situation and made it very stress free. You're the bomb!”

Kendra and Bert Rakdham

Seller
‟We’ve trusted Kris with our real estate needs since 2001 and she continues to amaze. A public “Thank you” for championing the sale of our home is well deserved and overdue. As a busy military couple and having already relocated across the country, it was a no-brainer for us to return to and entrust Kris with listing, presenting and negotiating our property. She is always in touch with current ‘comps’ in the market. Recognizing the amenities and upgrades of your home she will make the appropriate recommendations coupled with a fair amount of aggressiveness while managing expectations. She was our sounding board on this property and one in 2004 and has always demonstrated that she has your best interests in mind. We value her insight and honesty--she’s upfront and provides a realistic assessment of your home versus the market. We appreciate her use of modern tools to electronically verify and sign the myriad of documents when it comes to real estate. Further, more than half the battle is, of course, the online presentation and the ability of your property to draw in potential buyers. The photographer she employed perfectly captured the beauty of our house and yard. This was an absolute transparent process for us, ‘listing-to-sold’ yet we recognize that Kris worked her tail off to get a quick turn on our property. The consistent communication and update on walkthroughs could not have been any better. Place your trust in Kris she has our highest endorsement and recommendation. She's an absolute pleasure to work with and have on your side” Read More ▾

Rick and Shirley

Seller
‟Steve and Kris have represented my wife and I in real-estate transactions over several years, the most recent of which was for the sale of our condo in San Diego. They listed our condo at the right price for the current market. Their pictures, listing writeup, and advertisements were impeccable and resulted in multiple offers and a full-price buyer in three days! They stayed ahead of all elements of the transaction, from negotiating with the buyer's agent throughout the escrow and closing. This eliminated stress as they did most of the work for us. The quality of their service is many notches above the rest and we would not consider using any other agents in future real-estate transactions” Read More ▾

Kaveesh

Buyer/Seller
‟We were fortunate to have Steve & Kris represent us on two separate real estate purchases. They are experienced, knowledgeable & caring agents. They asked probing questions to understand exactly what was important to us. Given we were new to this market the search criteria evolved over time as we learned different areas. Steve & Kris un derstood this was a learning process and were patient throughout. In addition, they have a strong team of agents standing by for additional support, if needed. We would recommend Steve & Kris without reservation and look forward to working with them on our next transaction. -Kavees” Read More ▾

Taher and Rula

Seller
‟Hi Steve, Kris, It was a pleasure to have you as our selling agent, we appreciate your time and efforts to help us sell our house during the current economic situation. I will recommend your names to our friends and family going forward. Thanks, Taher and Rula”

Ken Selzer

Buyer/Seller
‟Outstanding. Highly recommend!!! Ken Selzer”

Gisele

Seller
‟Kris: When you told me that I could sell my Scripps Ranch home from NE without having to fly back to CA, I have to admit I was a little concerned. You quickly put my concerns at ease with your professionalism, planning, and proactiveness. Everything fell into place quickly just like you told me. Getting a solid offer on the first day the house wen t on the market was due to all your efforts (stagging, prepping, ect). Thank you. Regards, Gisel” Read More ▾

Rob and Paula Ahern

Seller
‟In February 2011 we decided to place our Scripps Ranch home on the market. We wanted to downsize because both our daughters are in college and no longer needed a large home. In 2002 Kris sold our home in Scripps Ranch for us and she did an outstanding job. The difference between this time and last time was the extreme downturn in the real estate ma rket. We needed someone we could trust and someone who knew the best approach in this market. As expected Kris provided us with an outstanding overview of the market and provided us with her marketing plan. Our home was only on the market 22 days when we received two offers. The 30 day escrow process went flawlessly because of Kris. We are now about to close escrow on a home we purchased in Kensington. Kris was our agent in this process as well. We had the opportunity to see her expertise as both a buyers and sellers agent. She was just as good helping us buy a home and she was selling our home. What sets Kris and Steve apart from other agents is their cutting edge marketing plan and their expertise - and throw in two great personalities. But what impressed us the most was their honesty, integrity and work ethic” Read More ▾

Sandra Feraldi

Seller
‟Working with Kris and Steve has been excellent! I called Steve and he and Kris came out to talk to me right away. I hired them and immediately they got to work. They go the extra mile immediately to get the sale done. They brought in a “stager specialist” and photographer and the results were excellent. They know everyone or “everyone ” knows them which assured the agents who showed my home -things would be in top condition. They are using all the state of the art tools for paperwork and everything and everyone involved worked right on time. They invest their money on advertising. (including Zillow- expensive) I did not know what to expect in this market, this time of year, and this price point, (economy & bank conditions) Everything was “smooth” . I know that this is hard to believe but it is true. Steve found the buyer after all. Even better. Probably the most important part of my experience is: I ENDED UP WITH A GOOD AND FAIR PRICE ON MY HOME in 58 days-I would not use anyone else If I were you” Read More ▾

Elaine and Terry Salmon

Seller
‟We were very satisfied with Kris Berg as our realtor in Scripps Ranch. She had a wealth of information, did a lot of extras such as hiring a stager to stage our home to it’s optimal advantage, had a professional photographer capture the best features of our home, displayed a personalized sign in our front yard as well as providing glossy, personali zed flyers that were in good supply in the front yard pouch. She managed our questions and rough spots extremely well. When our buyer offered a purchase price above our asking price, Kris cautioned us ahead of time that it was highly unlikely that our home would be appraised for that amount. This early information helped to prepare us for the inevitable lower appraisal that came in. When things got tense for us, Kris helped us understand and keep the selling process in perspective Just that honest feedback is what did it for us. We applaud Kris (and Steve in the background of our sale) for her knowledge and professionalism. If you want competence, honestly, and the ability to market your home with all the bells and whistles, Kris Berg is your realtor” Read More ▾

Claire Shumaker

Seller
‟Chris and Steve sold both my home in Scripps Ranch and my sister's condo in Tierresanta. Their knowledge, professionalism and work ethics leave other brokerage firms in the dust, from the quality of their brochures and signs to efficiently handling the mounds of paperwork connected with offers and the ultimate sale. They love what they do and it sh ows. In a very tight market, they sold both our homes in a little over a week at the price we wanted. Both Steve and Kris bring their individual strengths and personalities to the team making them a dynamic combo. I would highly recommend them to anyone. Claire Shumake” Read More ▾

Bob and Marti Richley

Seller
‟Marti and I have seen Kris and Steve's signs in the neighborhood for years and they always seem to end up with a sold sign and in a relatively quick period of time. A good friend and also a realtor very much supported our thoughts on hiring Kris. Well it worked out as expected and we couldn't be more pleased. They are professional and great to work with as we sold our home in the first two days of being on the market with multiple offers. It goes without saying that we recommend and would use Kris and Steve again” Read More ▾

Tracey and Mark Hazeltine

Buyer
‟Kris and Steve Berg were a true pleasure to work with in our home real estate journey. Their marketing plan, sales approach and keen insights into the Scripps Ranch market were the best we could find. Even better, their execution was amazing and we remained impressed by their professionalism, and character, when navigating through each step of the home selling process. Best of all, we felt as through Kris and Steve were not only our representatives and agents, but that our interests were aligned at each step with the assurance of trusted advisors there to help us. Thank you again Kris and Steve, well done! - Mark & Tracey Hazeltin” Read More ▾

Mark and Marianela Kyle

Buyer
‟Thanks to Steve and Kris we have moved into our our new house. We had a tremendously complex transaction that included selling our home in Scripps Ranch and buying another home in North County. We had met with Kris and Steve on prior occasions but finally decided to make the jump. We felt completely comfortable with their expertise in the entire Sa n Diego market and decided to use them for both transactions. They were wonderful in selling our house. They helped stage and photograph our house and got the best price we could have expected in a tough market. Steve drove us around North County and helped us get a wonderful house that even we thought was a little out of our reach. The real expertise of the Bergs was shown when we had trouble with our lender who added a stipulation that our house had to be sold prior to the closing of the new house. The Bergs worked with all of the parties involved to have our selling date moved up 3 weeks and our buying date extended . It was extremely stressful for us but the Bergs really helped us through this process. They were extremely professional throughout both of our transactions. They are very accessible and easy to talk with. They take the time to explain and educate. I’m not sure any other team could have helped us as much as they did. I would highly recommend the Berg’s for any of your real estate needs. Thanks Steve and Kris” Read More ▾

Tricia and Joe Berry

Buyer
‟We were buyers new to No. San Diego, and Steve Berg of Castle Realty gave us an education in this market that was invaluable. No pressure, just a desire for us to find the right home for what we had to spend. If you want realtors who not only listen, but pick up on your body language about the homes you see - try the Berg's & their Castle Realty . Steve never made me feel that I was putting him out with the many, many viewings we went to. He was a calm advisor, and a good sounding board. We took three trips to the house we finally bought, with Steve's advice on how we could make the minor changes needed for it to feel like home. Now it is. We appreciated their professionalism and low-pressure approach to this huge life decision. Steve could tell when a home wasn't right for us, and didn't waste our time” Read More ▾

Shannon Bodnar

Buyer
‟We met Kris Berg in 2001 when she represented us in the purchase of our home in Scripps Ranch. Immediately, we felt confident in her ability to represent our best interest and in her depth of knowledge. Later, in 2005, we hired Kris and Steve to sell our home in SR. They did an amazing job marketing and pricing our home. As luck would have it, Stev e brought the buyer and the process of selling was so smooth since the seller’s agent and buyer’s agent were so familiar with one another! I know that they each represented their clients with complete professionalism. It was without a doubt the smoothest sale of a home we’ve ever experienced! In 2009 we returned to San Diego after living in Indiana for 3 years. My husband and I didn’t need to even discuss who would be helping us buy a home…we have such confidence in the Berg’s. Both Kris and Steve assisted us throughout the purchase of our home in 4S Ranch. They were incredibly patient and thorough in their dealings with us. We have appreciated the help, expertise, and patience the Berg’s have shown us over the years! We will definitely be hiring them to sell our current home (when and if that time comes!!)” Read More ▾

Jessica Empeno

Seller
‟The talk of purchasing my parent’s home began years ago as a big conversation of “what if?” It as a big leap for us to begin to put those words into action. contacting you was the first step. We knew well before that time came that we wanted to work with San Diego Castles. In a neighborhood flooded by realtors, you stood out. Your website not on ly advertised your services, but your professionalism and knowledge. You jumped right in to an unusual and at times, awkward situation and handled it with ease. You knew exactly what to do to produce results and not only did we receive an offer our first day on the market, but when that fell through, we had another four offers as soon as we relisted! You were always professional, supportive and truly our advocate. No matter how busy you were, you always had time for our myriad of questions and made us feel that we were the only clients you had. That is the true sign of providing high level customer service. We can not begin to thank you. While this may be what you do every day, this was a major life change for us. We will always remember the part you played in making our dream of owning this home come true for our family. See you around the neighborhood” Read More ▾

Yiwei and Wei

Buyer/Seller
‟When we started looking for a house in San Diego back in March 12, the market had become quite hot. The inventory was low and the houses we liked were gone within days. Add to the problem was the fact that we were out-of-state (relocation from east coast) buyers with only a couple of months to work with....even with all the internet tools, we knew we didn't stand a chance. That's when we decided to hire Kris and Steve, a local specialist with strong sale history. We must say that was a great decision. Kris and Steve not only were able to find us a house we liked, but also did so within the tight schedule and price range we gave them. They sure delivered! Kris and Steve's help did not stop there. After we moved in, we relied on them to find us the painter, gardener, pool guy and handy man. Because Kris and Steve live in the neighborhood, we get to use the same service they use....a great added benefit for hiring a local realtor. We recommend Kris and Steve without any hesitation, and will hire them again” Read More ▾

Kostas and Stephanie Galanos

Seller
‟Kris and Steve were our real estate agents for both the sale of our Scripps Ranch home and the purchase of our current home in Rancho Penasquitos. Without a doubt they are the top agents in San Diego and they know this market like nobody else. Kris and Steve were highly professional, easy going, and respectful of our needs and wishes. They have gre at follow through, they are highly experienced, and they provide quality recommendations and advice throughout the transaction process. They were truly committed to making sure we were 100% satisfied at all times, but they were also realistic and helped us stay focused, especially during the search of our new home. One of the reasons we selected them in the first place was the fact that they could operate (and prefer to be) in a paperless, high-tech world where email and the Internet rule. What a relief not having to send another fax! If we ever had to do it all over again, Kris and Steve would be there with us every step of the way” Read More ▾

Jeff Gabriel

Seller
‟(Republished with permission.) I recently sold my condominium (Spring 2015) with Kris Berg as listing agent and can honestly say that she was exceptional in every regard. I had lived in the Scripps Ranch area of San Diego for over 25 years and had followed her activity and the growth of her agency. As a bit of background, I had a career in commerc ial real estate in San Diego for over 35 years. I started in brokerage and went on to financial aspects, some development of commercial and industrial properties, and finally asset management of fairly large investment properties. This is not the same as residential real estate, but many of the same principles (market knowledge, sales skills, contract negotiations, clear communication, marketing skills, etc.) apply. In all aspects Kris was fantastic and I would gladly recommend her services to anyone with the full knowledge that you will be more than 100% satisfied. I moved out of state and had to leave a few relatively minor items that had to be resolved. Kris took care of everything, facilitated re-carpeting, staged the condo, negotiated the sale, and handled all the paperwork quickly, accurately, and with full expertise. The result was an offer substantially over my asking price two days after she began marketing. I had previously researched comparable sales and the sale price was higher than I had expected. She also delivered the quick escrow I asked for and assured all escrow and closing requirements were completed flawlessly. I am not usually so effusive in my praise and have been disappointed by a number of brokers over the years in both residential and commercial real estate arenas. Kris is not only an excellent real estate professional but a genuinely great person to work with. I am confident you will not be disappointed in retaining her for your requirement” Read More ▾

Jim Files

Buyer
‟Having followed Kris’s Real Estate blog for years, and having purchased a home that she and Steve represented, my wife and I called upon Kris when the time came to sell our home in Scripps Ranch. Kris performed the dog and pony show of how they’d market the home, and then she and Steve each presented their take on the fair market value. While ac ting as a buyer’s agent, Kris listened to what my wife and I wanted and only presented properties that she knew would meet our expectations while remaining in budget. Thanks to Kris’s advice and market savvy, we were able to sell our home and closed escrow in a timely manner. I recommend Kris (and Steve) to anyone looking for an agent in the area they serve. Having followed Kris's Real Estate blog for years, and having purchased a home that she and Steve represented, my wife and I called upon Kris when the time came to sell our home in Scripps Ranch. Kris performed the dog and pony show of how they'd market the home, and then she and Steve each presented their take on the fair market value. While acting as a buyer's agent, Kris listened to what my wife and I wanted and only presented properties that she knew would meet our expectations while remaining in budget. Thanks to Kris's advice and market savvy, we were able to sell our home and closed escrow in a timely manner. I recommend Kris (and Steve) to anyone looking for an agent in the area they serve” Read More ▾

Harriet Wilcox

Buyer/Seller
‟Steve and Kris, You two are alone the real estate equivalent of a wireless network! I could see your professionalism at every turn, from Kris' voice and humor in her blog to Steve's patience with worried, micromanaging clients. You got the job done in less than 90 days in a tough market and the job you did had not one thing to do with luck! All the best and continued success” Read More ▾

Jason and Julianne Super

‟We cannot say enough about Steve and Kris and their professionalism and effortlessly positive work ethic. We have now used them twice and both times everything went so smoothly and that was because of their experience and their dedication to us. Steve was so patient with us, genuine, and dependable throughout the whole process. I now know why San D iego Castles is so successful and it has to do with the Berg's and their dedication in what they do and their friendly reputation in the Scripps Ranch Community! Thank you Steve and Kris for all you have done for our family and getting us in a home we will enjoy and make memories in for many years to come” Read More ▾

Dave and Kim Anderson

Buyer/Seller
‟Hire Kris now!! I've worked with over 30 agents over the years and there is no question - Kris is simply the best! She is worth every penny and more. The most refreshing thing is she will tell you her professional opinion based on the situation (which is spot on) and not simply what you want to hear. Thank you, Kris, for representing us with such e xpertise and professionalism! We will never call another agent in the S.D. area again - it's not worth the extreme risk. You are simply the best and for that... we thank you!! -Dave & Kim Anderso” Read More ▾

Tom Wilcox

Buyer/Seller
‟You both were excellent and your coaching and advising on the subtle aspects of the marketing and the transaction were especially helpful. Thanks for everything.”

Emily

Buyer
‟I happened onto Kris’s blog as I was very upset at my buying agent trying to charge me a Transaction Coordinator fee and wanting me to sign a exclusivity agreement to purchase a condo for my son and dog in the UTC area. Well, my then agent did me a huge favor as the condo that Kris found for me was just perfect for Krissie, our dog. It was a gre at pleasure working with Kris through this unconventional transaction. Kris is patient and very responsive to all my emails. I value her advice and her reassurances actually calmed my nerves as we approached the closing deadline. Kris, Thank you and I would not hesitate to work with you again should another real estate opportunity come up in San Diego” Read More ▾

Rich Dopson

Seller
‟Kris was wonderful to work with. I can't imagine there being anyone as knowledgeable about local real estate as she is. She's incredibly thorough, detail-oriented, and her technological savviness helped get things done quickly and efficiently. Kris managed to sell our home and find us a new one concurrently, with both closing on the same day.”

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