La Jolla Realtor News: Susana Corrigan, Patty Cohen, Kristin Elise Link of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices earn honors


• Susana Corrigan and Patty Cohen of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties make top three for SDAR’s Award of Excellence: Susana Corrigan and Patty Cohen of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties’ La Jolla office share many things. They are sisters, business partners and, by an interesting turn of events, currently on the list of finalists for the Greater San Diego Association of Realtors’ (SDAR) Award of Excellence, which acknowledges outstanding service to the association, its members, the community, and the real estate industry.

The award is reflective of the ethics, integrity and professional standards of the individuals. With more than 12,000 members, SDAR is the largest trade association in the county.

Nominated anonymously by their peers, Corrigan and Cohen are now among the top three finalists.

They were nominated separately even though they work as a team, a double honor. When individually interviewed by a panel, Cohen suggested, tongue-in-cheek, that perhaps the sisters could share the award, if in the top two. During Cohen’s interview, while unaware of her sister’s comments, she asked that Patty be given the honor.

Originally from Mexico City, the sisters are nationally recognized agents. Corrigan has been in the real estate business for 32 years. Cohen joined the enterprise 13 years ago after having owned and operated a prominent Hispanic advertising and public relations firm. Together they create a synergy that is put to good use serving their clients.

Susana Corrigan and Patty Cohen can be reached at (858) 229-8120 or visit

• Kristin Elise Link named Rookie of the Year at La Jolla office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices: Kristin Elise Link, a third-generation La Jollan, has been named Rookie of the Year in the La Jolla office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties for having the highest sales volume of an agent new to the industry in her first 18 months.

“In Elise’s case it was 12 months, as two of her sales were listings in excess of more than $1 million each in La Jolla last year,” said Nicki Marcellino, regional vice president and branch manager. “We are proud to have Elise as a member of our team. Her hard work and dedication to her clients and the community are not only a tribute to her success, but also contribute to the culture of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties La Jolla office, 1299 Prospect St., Suite 100.”

Link, who lives in the downtown La Jolla area, refers to La Jolla as “My ‘cashmere sweater,’ my comfort zone. Living and working in some of San Diego’s finest neighborhoods gives me an intimate and broader range of knowledge to better serve my clients.”

She studied digital arts at UC San Diego, and enjoys using her abilities and creative experience in photography, web design and film editing to enhance the marketing of her sellers’ homes.

Link also is passionate about giving back and enriching the community. She volunteers with charities including Jewish Family Service of San Diego, which provides human-care services to San Diegans of all ages and faiths.

Kristin Elise Link can be contacted at (858) 459-0501, e-mail or visit

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