We had the good fortune of connecting with Tony and Leila Savage and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Tony and Leila, how do you think about risk?
Risk is best taken when well calculated and thought out.

We’ve taken risks by investing in real estate outside of California. We ran the numbers, thought of the worst and best case scenarios, and had an exit strategy. Investing in rentals allowed us to have the financial security to then risk starting our own business as a Real Estate Brokerage. Taking one risk can help build the foundation for more risks. We have found that when we risk thoughtfully, the reward is great!

If you want to work for yourself, you have to take the leap and be all in. At the end of the day, you are not relying on anyone but yourself. For us that is incredibly motivating, freeing, creative, and challenging!

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
We have had success, because we always put our client’s best interest above all else. That’s what we’re about.

Buying or selling a home is a milestone in many of our client’s lives. We want to make sure we give them the best support and service along the way. We are very proud of this.

There are a number of legal documents in a transaction, multiple stages of negotiations, many details to be arranged, inspections, and the list goes on. We value transparency throughout the entire process.

Savage Realty is owned by wife and husband team, Leila and Tony Savage. Tony formerly played in the NFL for the Chargers. We have two boys who just graduated from college! We take pride in being a small, locally owned business in San Diego!

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Here’s our itinerary for the week:

Day 1:

Pastries and Coffee @ Matteo’s in South Park
Take the urban hike trail from Morley Field to Balboa Park
Walk through Balboa Park enjoying the museums, rose garden, and history of San Diego
Dinner, drinks, and live music @ Panama 66 in Balboa Park

Day 2:

Morning Kayak @Mission Bay
Breakfast @ The Mission in PB
Beach Day @ Pacific Beach
Dinner and Views @ Paradise Point Barefoot Bar and Grill

Day 3:

Breakfast @Parkhouse Eatery
Head downtown to visit The New Children’s Museum and walk around Gaslamp
Shop, Dinner and Views @SDPier at Sea Port Village

Day 4:

Breakfast @Eclipse in South Park
Shop South and North Park (@goldleaf @thread+seed @badmadge @homeandhound @pigment)
Dinner @bowleggedbbq
Drinks and Karaoke @Redwing Bar in North Park

Day 5:

Coffee and Pastries @cafecalabria
Morning Walk to see the seals and cove @ La Jolla Shores
Massages and Pool Day @Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa
Dinner @Buona Forchetta South Park

Day 6:

OB Dog Beach Walk
Brunch and Champs @Wonderland in OB
Head to Liberty Station to shop the Public Market
Drop them at the airport!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Tony’s father, John, was a major influence when it came to taking risks in real estate. From a young age, he watched his father invest to build a legacy for his family.

Website: https://www.savagerealtysd.com/

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