About Kevin

I am the founder of Reef Realty, and am based in Pacific Beach. I was born and raised in San Diego and attended San Diego State University. Growing up in the ’80s meant a world without cell phones, the Internet, Facebook or Apple TV. Selling real estate was more challenging, and the average real estate commission was much higher in those days.

Fast-forward to a world where homes for sale can be seen across the globe and potential buyers can take a virtual tour without leaving their couch. Even with the technological and marketing advances being utilized throughout the real estate industry today, the standard sales commission remains at 6%. And that’s mostly because the savings you get with lower commissions are more than offset by the corner cutting on client services, and the lower priority on negotiating the best prices for you.

After gaining years of real estate experience, I decided it was time to create Reef Realty. I want to help real estate clients avoid the pitfalls in the buying and selling process. In recent years, I have saved clients tens of thousands of dollars in net proceeds and have consistently been among the top real estate agents in my region.

Hobbies & Interests

I like organizing client events when I have time, reading about the real estate industry, hearing and telling stories, listening to music (my favorite right now is . . .). I write, and believe that one day gourmet cooking is my future. I deal with stress by exercising. I am an avid skier and love Mammoth’s north slope; I try to surf at least once every two weeks, and love the beaches up in Laguna Beach area whenever I get up there.

To see the details of my extensive real estate background. Click to see my resume here.


Our Expert Team

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Kevin Dougherty

Broker / Owner

DRE Lic. #:01316207

(619) 977-7777


Maryanne Billones


DRE Lic. #:01372212

(512) 516-4752


Kelley Gestring

Agent / Property Manager

DRE Lic. #:02012281

(760) 580-3129