Our History

Who we are and how we got here

AARE since 1999 - a Story of Growth and Success

Andrew ArroyoCan a successful businessman also “have a heart”? Yes, meet Andrew Arroyo. With a fresh perspective on the real estate and investment world, Andrew has grown from a young, creative, forward thinking entrepreneur to a visionary who has successfully established a growing and multi-faceted business. Arroyo started his career as a real estate appraiser's assistant in 1996. By 1999, Arroyo held a real estate sales license and a real estate appraisal license and started making the transition from appraisals to sales in San Diego County. Arroyo incorporated AARE in 2003 and launched the company. With years of experience under his belt and the drive to succeed propelling him forward, he began the process of selecting agents that would represent, fulfill, and surpass every necessity, request, and desire of a client. He knew that the process of selecting the group of individuals that would carry and ensure the success of this company was the key building block to a foundation that would endure through the years. With over 20,000 agents licensed in San Diego County it was important that the people who made up the foundation of his company stood above the rest. It was not an option for Arroyo to have any semblance of doubt that the people representing this company would on all levels exceed every expectation of not only their clients, but of themselves as well. With 15 years of history as a Company and a successful track record of over 1,000 home sales, AARE is passionate about their mission of ultimately revamping how “traditional” real estate and investment transactions are handled from start-to-finish in a way that is more beneficial for its clients.

Timeline & Highlights

  • 1999 - Founder, Andrew Arroyo, becomes a licensed Realtor and licensed appraiser in San Diego, California.
  • 2000 - Arroyo works with Kevin Underdahl at Re/Max to sell over 200 homes per year in N. County San Diego.
  • 2001 - Arroyo obtains a broker's license and puts together the original business plan for AARE.
  • 2002 - First home over $5,000,000 sold by AARE. The highest residential sale ever at the time in Encinitas, CA.
  • 2003 - Andrew Arroyo Real Estate Inc. (AARE) is registered as a corporation and the first team members are hired. 
  • 2004 - First home over $10,000,000 sold by AARE. Realtor magazine awards Andrew Arroyo in the 30 under 30 issue.
  • 2005 - AARE sells all of his investment properties to fund the vision of AARE.
  • 2006 - Arroyo meets his future wife Megan Mazzola and future sister in law Nicole Mazzola. 
  • 2007 - AARE opens its first office in La Jolla, CA partnering with Realty Executives.
  • 2008 - AARE struggles in the recession and housing bubble but makes it through by God's grace.
  • 2009 - Arroyo commits his life to Jesus Christ and pledges to give 10% of gross profits away to charity. 
  • 2010 - AARE grows its team to 10 members. Biblical principles are introduced into the company.
  • 2011 - AARE grows to 15 members. Home sales rise to $50 million. Donations stay at 10%. AARE opens another office.
  • 2012 - AARE grows to 25 members. Home sales rise to $70 million. Donations stay at 10%. AARE opens another office.
  • 2013 - AARE grows to 35 members. Home sales rise to $100 million. Donations stay at 10%. AARE opens another office.
  • 2014 - AARE grows to 45 members. Home sales rise to $118 million. Donations rise to 12%. AARE opens another office.
  • 2015 - AARE grows to 55 members. Home sales rise to $151 million. Donations rise to 14%. AARE opens another office.

Learn more about the fastest growing agency in Southern California today.