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Shafran Realty Group Team

Alan Shafran

License ID: 00969660

Brent Hansen

Senior Partner | License ID: 01265862

Growing up in Encinitas, Brent attended high school at San Dieguito where he was a second generation graduate. After high school, Brent attended Mira Costa College & UC San Diego while majoring in Political Science. During his time in college, Brent played baseball as well. After earning All-American honors in his senior season at UCSD, he was selected in the major league draft by the Boston Red Sox. For the next seven years, Brent pursued his life long dream of playing professional baseball (including one year in Taiwan).

It was while attending college that Brent met his wife Christina, a graduate of Carlsbad High School. After their marriage, Christina & Brent decided to settle in her home town of Carlsbad where they still reside. With a passion for family, Brent can often be seen playing with his children, Kyle & Chloe at the beach, park and sports fields around Carlsbad. Although he retired from baseball years ago, he still enjoys being around the game. He has coached a number of his son’s sports teams through the years & most recently, spent two years as the varsity baseball pitching coach for Carlsbad High School.

Brent comes to Shafran Realty Group as one of the true area experts. A native of North San Diego, his unique insight on the area & neighborhoods has been invaluable to hundreds of past clients. Coupled with a strong competitive drive that helped him throughout his professional sports career, Brent brings an enthusiasm to the business that has translated into a tremendous real estate career. Since joining The Alan Shafran Group in 2000, Brent has consistently been one of the top producing agents on the team but also throughout North County, San Diego.

Seeing North County evolve first hand since the 1970’s has given Brent an understanding for the area that is difficult to match. Having several opportunities to live & raise his family in other parts of the country, Brent has always returned. His love of the area & all it has to offer is apparent: “I’ve had the chance to live in so many places & been tempted a few times. However, every time I return to San Diego, it reminds my why I don’t want to live anywhere else…there’s just no other place like it!”

Matt Sorensen

Broker Associate | License ID: 01293787

Born and raised in Milwaukee, WI, Matt moved to San Diego in 1997 and quickly dove into the real estate industry purchasing and rehabbing fixer-uppers. In 2000 he became a licensed Realtor to help others achieve the goal of home ownership. Since then Matt has helped hundreds of families and individuals purchase and sell homes all over San Diego County. His continued success is a result of referrals from past clients. When not helping clients with their real estate needs Matt enjoys spending time with his wife and two children in their Encinitas home as well as golfing. traveling, and being a part owner of the Green Bay Packers.

David Diboll

Sales Associate | License ID: 01861343

After being born and raised in New Orleans, David made his way to San Diego in 2003 after 11 years in New York. David has two decades of sales experience, where in NY he was a Trader on Wall Street at both large, top tier as well as small, boutique firms, servicing a broad range of both domestic and international clients. When David decided to leave the fast pace of Wall Street, he put his very successful and unique skills to work in a San Diego Real Estate industry that has been a passion of his for years; for a company that is unparalleled in its quality and professionalism in the Real Estate industry

Natasha Brkovic

Broker Associate | License ID: 01877006

Natasha Brkovic believes that clear and open communication is crucial for helping her clients find the home they really want and that matches their lifestyle. She recognizes and respects that each of her clients has unique requirements and circumstances…and she is good at listening and understanding what people really want. She does not believe in putting pressure on her clients. “The market is putting enough pressure on my clients already! I’m not here to add to that pressure, but rather to help them manage and navigate through these changing market conditions to purchase the home they want at the best possible price”.

From a close knit family, Natasha grew up in Escondido and loves Southern California. She stayed in San Diego to attend the University of California, San Diego and later graduate business school at San Diego State University where she earned her MBA in 1996. Natasha and her husband of 20 years live in Carlsbad and have been blessed with two wonderful children, a son and a daughter, who attend Carlsbad schools, who are very involved in sports, music, school clubs, and who love traveling to Serbia in the summer to visit relatives in the Old Country. Natasha feels strongly about being involved in her children’s lives and takes pride in volunteering her time to the Odyssey of the Mind program, a creative problem-solving competition for children, where team members work together at length to solve a predefined problem and then present their solution at a competition. She has coached her children’s teams to success at the Regional and State competitive levels, and she thrives on watching kids solve problems by thinking outside the box. She is also very passionate about the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the UC San Diego Pediatric Diabetes Research Center, which work on research for the cure of Type 1 Diabetes.

Natasha urges her clients to think through all decisions carefully before making a decision, and is willing to point out objective reasons why a home may not work. She cares about people’s desires and when she finds the home that does work for a client - whether it is for personal or investment needs - she works aggressively to ensure a successful transaction. With her diverse business and marketing background in a variety of industries, Natasha's ability lends herself to understand and educate clients, and negotiate strongly on their behalf.

Sara Martucci

Vice President | License ID: 01346173

A sports enthusiast and an unapologetic Yankees fan (even though she was born in Indiana and raised in Tucson), Sara began her real estate career working as an agency receptionist while attending the University of Arizona studying Business and Psychology—the perfect combination for the ever-changing demands of the real estate world! With over 25 years of experience in the industry, she still revels in the new challenges every day brings.

Focusing on the contractual, organizational, and technical sides of the business, Sara is able to do what she loves most: helping people. Be they clients, agents, or kids, seeing growth, development, happiness, and joy is Sara’s passion. She sits on the Board of the Education Foundation and volunteers her time side-by-side with her son at the Ronald McDonald House and the Rescue Centers for Horses.

If there is a problem that needs solving, Sara is the answer.

Danielle Egeli

Sales Associate | License ID: 02030353

Danielle's speciality is helping buyers find their dream home. Her passion as a buyers agent is exemplified by the numerous awards she received over the years as a top producing agent. Her twenty years of experience shines through when negotiating contracts on her clients behalf. Real estate is what she loves to do. In her spare time she also enjoys pilates, travel, anything food & spending time with her family.

Michelle Byrne

Sales Associate | License ID: 02093078

Holly Christoforo

Sales Associate | License ID: 02086906

Having lived on the East Coast, in Boston, Holly Christoforo brings 10 years of experience to the forefront. She truly epitomizes honesty, loyalty, and dedication and brings it full circle into every real estate transaction.

As your Realtor, Holly advocates for you. Whether you are buying, selling, she will work tirelessly to promote your best interests. Holly understands that buying and selling real estate can be a stressful process and truly values preparation, execution, and follow-up. As a full-time Realtor, she will work diligently and keep clear and open communication throughout the entire process. After taking time off to start family and build her dream home in Carlsbad, Holly is ready to get back to her roots and her passion, helping people move closer to their lifelong dream.


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Alan Shafran Shafran Realty Group

Alan Shafran

CEO | License ID: 00969660



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