Lead Agent:

Steve Cairncross


DRE #00859218

Berkshire Hathaway


California Properties

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Attn: Team Cairncross

1299 Prospect Street

La Jolla, CA 92037

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About Steve Cairncross

Steve Cairncross is a top ranking associate broker at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices with 36 years of full-time experience handling resale and new construction sales across San Diego County with an emphasis in coastal markets. More than a solo broker, Steve leads a group of 5 agents who support one other and continuously rank amongst the county's top 10 real estate teams according to The San Diego Business Journal. 

Born and raised in South Mission Beach in San Diego, Steve joined his family’s privately owned real estate firm at 20 years old in 1984. Having grown up in the business, Steve quickly excelled as a top producer and led his parents’ firm in sales for nearly 10 years in a row.

 In 2000, Steve joined RE/MAX Coastal Properties to expand his marketing abilities. During his 17 years at RE/MAX, Steve consistently ranked as the #1 RE/MAX agent in San Diego, top 5 in California, and top ten in the US.

With an expanding portfolio and clientele, Steve moved his team to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in 2017 to best support his clients. Here he continuously ranks amongst the top five agents and teams within the company. 

Steve and Lori Cairncross raised their children in Pacific Beach and La Jolla where they attended La Jolla Elementary, Muirlands Middle School, and La Jolla High School. On their off-time, Steve and Lori can be found bicycling or running on the boardwalk, boating, and spending time with their grandchildren, The Tovey Twins and Luke. 




Team Cairncross ranked #1 for quantity of homes sold in San Diego in the La Jolla Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices office for the year 2019. 

BEST IN CLIENT SATISFACTION - 5 Years in a Row! San Diego Magazine’s FIVE STAR Real Estate Agents is an elite group, representing less than 3 percent of licensed agents in the San Diego area.

(Past) #1 Sales Agent for Volume and Production  - 15 Years in a Row

Click here to read 5-Star reviews from Steve's past clients and customers! 


Meet the Team

(619) 865-1022


DRE 01489346

Sales Partner


Lisa supports the team as a licensed agent representing buyers and sellers. 

(858) 922-4884


DRE 01984531

Sales Partner


Patrick supports the team as a licensed agent representing buyers and sellers. 

(858) 735-3389


DRE 02014449

Sales Partner


Matt supports the team as a licensed agent representing buyers and sellers. 

(858) 859-3370


DRE 02015252

Listing & Closing



Caitlin supports the team as an in-house escrow coordinator, keeping all parties and paperwork organized during the escrow process. As a licensed agent, she also supports the team throughout the sale process. 


Clients Say

My wife and I were more than impressed with Steve.  Not only did he help us with the purchase of our new house, he also found a buyer for our old house while we were still in escrow!  We closed on both houses just several weeks apart, and we felt completely satisfied with the outcome of both deals. Steve is truly a professional at what he does.  His knowledge of his field, his negotiating abilities and his patience are all exemplary. We recommend him without hesitation.

5 Star Yelp Review


Steve is honest and easy going, he made this the easiest real estate transaction of any property I've ever purchased. I called Steve a few years ago to get an idea of the market in Mission Beach, he was very helpful. I called him back two months ago as I was finally ready to proceed. He is a  genuinely down to earth guy in a busy saturated market. His knowledge of the market was impressive. I have limited time throughout the day because of my work schedule and truly appreciated his promptness in returning calls. His office staff is GREAT!

5 Star Zillow Review

07/06/2015 Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in San Diego, CA.

It will be difficult to put into words how thankful I am to have had dealings that I have with Lisa... She originally handled our first real estate transaction here in San Diego over 10 years ago. An out of state transaction can be challenging , but the way she professionally handled the entire  process made it stress free!. In showing interest in properties that were not completely in line with out desires, Lisa persuaded us to take time in finding what really fit for us .... It soon became clear to us that her interest was in truly making us happy ...NOT in just making "a sale"... Ten years later, in our decision to sell our home , no other thought was considered in who would handle this transaction... The circumstances surrounding this sale was not only challenging but possibly not even doable. Lisa's drive , determination, and endless ability to not give up .... Even when we were ready to throw in the towel , was priceless. She literally left no stone unturned and amazingly ... Miracles do happen !.. I will forever respect and admire her work ethic .

5 Star Zillow Review

09/26/2016 - Sold a home in 2016 in Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA 92109. Review for Team Member: Lisa Perich

Steve is unmatched in this marketplace. His local roots, integrity, and intimate market knowledge get deals done while meeting his client's objectives. Coupled with the strong professional team he works with, you will be wasting time looking elsewhere.

5 Star Zillow Review

06/17/2015 - Sold a Condo home in 2015 for approximately $1.7M in Mission Beach, San Diego, CA.

Steve has been our realtor for 15 years now - obviously top notch. Although we have several friends in the business we couldn't imagine using anyone else. Our experience with him has been nothing less than 5 stars. There is a reason he is one of the best in the country. His personality is stress  free yet knowledgeable. Steve and his team are always accessible and keep everything moving.

5 Star Zillow Review

05/30/2015 - Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $3.1M in Sunset Cliffs, San Diego, CA.

Steve was outstanding. His knowledge and expertise helped us get the highest price for our home with a quick sale. He and his staff were great to work and extremely professional. I highly recommend him and would use him again in the future.

5 Star Zillow Review

05/29/2015 - Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $1.675M in Mission Beach, San Diego, CA.

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