Dean Aguilar CEO/Founder

Originally licensed in 2001, Dean is a graduate of George Mason University and started his Real Estate career in the Washington D.C. market as the lead on a high-producing team. Selling on average 165 homes per year, the team closed over $45 million in sales annually.

The Dean Aguilar Group is a high-performing real estate team with over 44 years of family history in San Diego real estate. The team is comprised of San Diegans—born, bred, and raised. From North County’s scenic hills and beautiful beaches to the South Bay’s cultural diversity, the Dean Aguilar Group knows this county and wants to share it with you.

The Dean Aguilar Group knows that when it comes time to make one of life’s most exciting decisions, experience matters. And Dean Aguilar has experience.

Dean’s strategic approach in aggressively marketing properties—coupled with his established network of fellow realtors—has been a proven system of success in obtaining for clients their new dream homes while staying protected in the sales of their current homes. Dean also created a system for home buyers that enables his clients to view properties in “real time” as they enter the market. Dean’s ultimate vision is to allow clients to experience properties at their own convenience—just as a realtor would, but with up-to-the-minute accuracy. Uniquely able to understand and appreciate his clients’ real estate needs, Dean is respected by clients and colleagues for his honesty, fairness, and ability to follow through. Dean has been featured on House Hunters, the television show, for his real estate expertise and accumulated countless accolades and awards, including the #1 Military Relocation Specialist for San Diego in 2012, 2013, and 2014. He was also named the #1 Luxury marketing Specialist by Realtor magazine in 2013 and given the #1 Customer Satisfaction Award by BBB in 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Afroditi Krozos-Aguilar Lead Agent

Afroditi Krozos-Aguilar is the Lead Buyer Agent for the Dean Aguilar Group. Afroditi possesses an unparalleled work ethic and energy that has earned her the respect of clients and colleagues alike. She negotiates the best possible price and terms for buyers, constantly drawing from her in-depth knowledge of market areas, neighborhoods, and related real estate services.

Afroditi has 20 years of experience within the customer service and hospitality sectors and was the general manager for a team of over 200 team members. Afroditi’s outgoing personality and service first mentality enable her to advocate for her clients’ needs. She values listening and learning, and understands the criticality of honesty, fairness, and following through.

Outside of real estate, Afroditi support numerous charitable events including food and clothing drives for the homeless, toy drives for children’s hospitals, and adoption events for animal shelters. Afroditi is from the Washington DC area and attended school in Florida and North Carolina. She and her husband have a 4 year old son and two rescued dogs.

Valerie Medina Broker Associate

Valerie Medina is a 7 year Broker Associate, Licensed for 11 years, and proud member of the Dean Aguilar Group. Her experience in short sales and REO sales has helped her realize business growth,and valued connections in the Real Estate industry. She has prided herself in her local community support of her home town of Chula Vista. Her passion and heartfelt drive to serve her clients best interests and help them negotiate the possible outcome has made her one of the most sought after agent in the Dean Aguilar Group. Valerie has a seasoned knowledge of San Diego County and will offer her clients guidance from start to finish, ensuring the entire process is seamless, efficient and rewarding

Anjanette Calderon Realtor®

As an agent who was born and raised in San Diego, Anjanette is an expert in the area! Finding and interest in Real Estate, she became a transaction coordinator working aside two real estate attorneys.

Before entering the real estate industry, Anjanette acquired banking experience with Wells Fargo and specialized as the customer service proponent leading her branch. Ms. Calderon utilizes her high customer service skills in advising clients regarding all aspects of their real estate transactions. As an integral part of the Dean Aguilar Group, she combines her marketing techniques with creative newer sales approaches to achieve quick sales at top-dollar for her clients.

Annie Cook Operations Manager

Annie Cook is the Operations Manager for the Dean Aguilar Group. Upon receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Annie served nearly a decade in the Vegas tourism and concierge industry. She developed her love for operations and sales working in the fast paced and always changing environment. As a seasoned team leader and operational specialist, she has successfully supported sales teams up to 50 people.

Annie brings her unique approach of combining the hospitality experience to company operations, culture and office management to aid business operations. She focuses on creating a Functioning environment that focus on successes of the individual as much as the company.

America Gomez Real Estate Agent

Having the right real estate agent means having an agent who is committed to helping you buy or sell your home with the highest level of expertise in your local market. This also means helping you in understanding each step of the buying or selling process. This commitment level has helped America build a remarkable track record of delivering results.

Nothing is more exciting to her than the gratifying feeling she gets from helping people meet their real estate needs. You can count on America to always do what’s in your best interest. Past clients and coworkers describe America as honest, trustworthy, and knowledgeable in the real estate market. She knows how important it is to find your dream home or get the best offer for your property. Therefore she will make it my responsibility to help you achieve those goals.

Whether you are an experienced investor or a first time buyer, Spanish speak or English speaker, America can help you in finding the property of your dreams. Please feel free to browse her website and let her guide you every step of the way by calling or e-mailing to set up an appointment today.

Emma Pfingsten Creative Director

Emma Pfingsten is the Creative Director for the Dean Aguilar Group. Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, she graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Visual Communication Design. Emma has previously provided her Graphic Design and Marketing Expertise for the IT industry and smaller businesses. In 2017 she set off on a new journey to pursue her dream to move to California. So far her favorite part of living in San Diego is of course the constant warm weather, beautiful views and how friendly people are. Emma is excited to utilize her passion of creativity and strategic marketing in the Real Estate industry to help grow the company.

Gina Dewar Realtor®

Gina Dewar is a licensed Realtor ® in Texas, New Mexico and now California! With more than 6 years in the real estate business, she knows the process whether you are a first-time buyer, seller or investor, Gina will guide you through every step of the way. She speaks Spanish, English and of course the Real Estate language! Being bilingual is always a plus in this border city. She speaks your language, whatever it may be.

Past clients refer to her as being reliable, professional and resourceful. During the past six months, she has studied the city of San Diego and is familiar with every neighborhood this wonderful city has.

Having a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and being certified as an ISO 9000 auditor, she knows how to handle a tough schedule, meet deadlines, guide clients, organize documents, making sure everything is ready to close deals.

Her personal side involves spending time with her family, writing her blog, discovering new local places to visit and just enjoying this wonderful city of San Diego.

Jessica Hawkins Realtor®

Jessica Hawkins is a licensed sales person with the Dean Aguilar Group. Born and raised in southern California, she has been in the real estate and property management industry for eight years. Jessica graduated from California State University, Northridge, in the top 10% of her class with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. She continues to carry a proactive high achieving attitude, detailed problem-solving skills and tireless drive throughout her professional life. Jessica will always strive to give nothing less than excellence in personalized service to each client.

Outside of her career, you will find Jessica actively involved with the American Cancer Society, raising money and participating in their annual Relay for Life. Her family’s history with the disease has created a close connection to the charity and she thoroughly enjoys giving back as well as helping raise awareness and funds for those in need.

Jesse Klein Real Estate Agent

After working eight years in the service and hospitality industry, Jesse Klein made the move to Real Estate becoming a Realtor ® in December of 2017. Graduating from San Diego State in May of 2017, go Aztecs!, Jesse moved forward with his next adventure. Focusing on his natural born leadership skills and strong work ethic he played football for Southwestern Oklahoma State and upon transferring to SDSU walked on to their football team while receiving his degree in Interdisciplinary studies.

Jesse, a San Diego native, uses his strong work ethic and comfort in competition to find you your perfect home for the perfect price. In his free time you will find Jesse working out or improving on his studies in exercise and nutritional sciences to help train his friends and family at the gym.

Kandace Babcock Real Estate Agent

Kandace Babcock, a former business owner born and raised in Southern California has made the transition in becoming your licensed Realtor in San Diego County. As a mom to young twins she understands the unique needs of families to find their dream home. With a strong background in customer service, Kandace works diligently to provide all the necessary information to help keep you organized and sane during the home buying or selling process.

When thinking of San Diego, beaches and sunshine comes to mind. Kandace has lived in East San Diego County most of her life and understands all the benefits and perks it has to offer, including the great school districts! East County offers plenty to do for everyone, from extreme outdoor adventures to laid back fishing and camping, all the way to the Vegas style casinos, Kandace can help you navigate what works best for you!