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A Year in Review: A Look Back on 2019

A Year in Review: A Look Back on 2019

Can you believe that it’s already December? How has this year flown by so quickly? As 2019 comes to a close, I am reminded of the successes, advancements, and moments that have made this year special – not only for me, but my clients and Compass as a whole.

To my clients and partners,

I am extremely thankful for the people and collaborations that have led to a monumental year for Milligan Real Estate. Especially to my clients, I am grateful to be your trusted ally.

One of our highlights this year was the sale of 12752 Sandy Crest Court in beautiful Carmel Valley, a coastal family-friendly neighborhood located near our own Compass HQ in San Diego.

The home had been beautifully maintained but was ready for a refresh, and my amazing client trusted me to coordinate craftsmen, painters and vendors to prepare for the launch. In just four days on the market, we had multiple offers and sold for $25,000 over asking price. This project stood to be a true representation of how we are able to effectively and efficiently work as a team with clients and vendors. With trust, honesty, and hard work, we established a milestone-record sale time.

To the Compass Community,

Joining Compass has anchored me in an environment that fully supports my vision for continued growth and expansion. The dedicated agents and driven personalities that form a sense of community for our offices created lasting memories for me throughout the year.

Our Compass San Diego one-year anniversary celebrated our presence and value in San Diego, especially as the fastest growing market for the company to-date. We heard from and met with our founder, Robert Reffkin, as he discussed the future of Compass’ technology and growth. It was an opportunity and special moment for all agents to come together at the Scripps Seaside Forum with cocktails and camaraderie.

This year I was elected as a member of the first Compass San Diego Agent Advisory Council, where I have the privilege of serving fellow agents and the company as a whole. Within my position, I uphold the values of Compass; to collaborate without ego, learn from reality, and to build an incredible company based on intelligent relationships and strategic tools.

2019 also held the opportunity to feature my real estate experience and ties to the community in local publications across San Diego. I am grateful to have been featured in Modern Luxury Magazine’s April edition featuring “Top Luxury Real Estate Professionals” and San Diego Home & Garden’s “Faces of San Diego”. SD Voyager also captured my passion for, and inspiration behind, my profession in their “Most Inspiring Stories” feature.

& looking ahead…

As the memorable year wraps up, I can’t help but look ahead to the new year with optimism and excitement for even more incredible opportunities and lasting relationships with friends, clients, and colleagues.

Thank you to everyone for helping make this a great year and for any referrals you may have in the year to come.


Garret Milligan

A lifelong resident of Rancho Santa Fe, Garret was raised in a family deeply integrated in the historic and vibrant community. Garret developed an affinity for the real estate industry at a young age by observing his mother—one of the community’s most successful real estate agents for more than 30 years—and learning the secrets to becoming a personable, yet results-oriented Realtor. He became the youngest partner in an elite luxury real estate legacy in ‘the Ranch’ in 2012 and quickly honed his skills, developed a vast network of industry resources, and built an impressive list of satisfied clients.

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