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San Diego Five Star award winner


Rosa Alamillo-Buettner

7863 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
Office: 858-945-7314
Cell: 858-945-7314

Rosa has had a passion for real estate for as long as she can remember. Her career in real estate started in 1989 with the buying and selling of her own personal real estate investment properties.

In 2005 she made the decision to make real estate her career and she left her position as Vice President for an international luxury travel company.

With laser focus to ensure her clients maximize their return, Rosa assists her clients in the purchase or sale of property, whether for their primary residence or for adding to their investment portfolio. Rosa is a certified negotiator and uses her mastery of the local market coupled with her exceptional negotiation skills to maximize transactions for her clients garnering her the honor of continued repeat and referral business.

Rosa’s international experience has allowed her to relate to and assist people from around the world. La Jolla, Pacific Beach and the coastal communities of San Diego, offer unparalleled real estate opportunities. 

Rosa lives in Pacific Beach with her family. She is active in the community currently serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the New Americans Museum, is a Founding and current Board Member for the Latina Foundation, is a member of the Hispanic Real Estate Council, and is fluent in Spanish. Additionally she is one of the founding agents of the La Jolla COMPASS office. 


I cannot say enough about Rosa. My husband and I decided to sell our our home that we had owned for 17 years. We rented it the last two, so needless to say, it was not in the best "selling condition." I had no idea where to even start or what needed to be done. Rosa helped us come up with a plan to renovate/update the house using the Compass Concierge program, and it could not have been easier! The process was so simple and the house has never looked better! Because of this transformation, our house sold for above asking price and no money came out of our pocket. This was our first time selling a house, and we really did not know what to expect. Rosa was organized, explained every piece of paperwork and was so patient with us. It was evident that she is amazing at what she does and really cared about our best interest. We will be hiring Rosa again, but this time to help us buy our forever home. If you are looking for an agent that is professional, knowledgeable, and truly cares, call Rosa.... she is the best.   Teresa | Seller | Pacific Beach 

I called, texted and emailed Rosa at any hour and she was always quick to respond and was able to find leads very quickly. She was prompt with her showings, always on time and very knowledgeable. She represented me in a purchase and was a very strong negotiator and problem solver. She jumped through hoop after hoop and got me the house I love and at the right price point. She has my personal recommendation as other buyer and sellers determine who they would like to hire as their agent.   Chris | Buyer | Pacific Beach 

Rosa was very patient with us on selecting the best fit for us and never made us feel any pressure to select something that we were on the fence with. When we actually found the house we wanted, Rosa made sure to stay focused and patient and got us the house. She took the burden and hassles and insulated us from as much stress as she could. It didn't hurt she sold our current house in a day either :) The entire process could not have worked out any better, we are beyond thrilled.   

Steve | Buyer and Seller | La Jolla 



  • Helping buyers and sellers accumulate wealth through real estate
  • Investment properties
  • Trust & Probate
  • Relocation
  • Coastal and Luxury Properties
  • Architectural & Historic Homes



  • Five Star Real Estate Agent award winner 2021, 2022 & 2023
  • Investment Property Specialist
  • Trust and Probate Specialist
  • Certified Negotiator

A home is where life’s stories evolve, where dreams are fulfilled and where wealth can be made. My international experience allows me to relate to and assist people from around the world. Whether you are selling, buying, investing or developing real estate, put my local market knowledge, negotiation skills, well-developed network and unpararelled marketing to work for you to maximize your real estate investments. Contact me with questions if you need to sell or buy real estate.


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