Brett Combs

President | Broker

  • office: ( 858) 481-7939
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  • CA BRE# 01347012

Brett Combs is a founding member of Compass West Coast and the top agent of the entire San Diego division. He is recognized as a trail blazer in luxury real estate. In 2001, prior to joining Compass, Brett established P.S. Platinum, a brokerage and full-service concierge agency in his hometown of Del Mar. As the prominent luxury real estate agency in San Diego, P.S. Platinum delivered exceptional client service and conducted business ethically and authentically. Compass acquired P.S. Platinum in 2018, leveraging their distinction and expertise. As the broker for The Combs Group, Brett continues to lead a trusted team consisting of Nick Condos and Mary Mac Capener. Brett brings over $1B in lifetime sales volume—a reflection of his invaluable experience, intuition, and creative vision.


  • Brett Combs has always been and will always be my go-to broker! The above and beyond attitude and practice

    of Brett has helped me create memorable homes and experiences in my life and this latest purchase is the best so far!

    Becky R.
  • I had heard about Brett from a friend of mine. My friend, a home builder, was selling a house and Brett was the buyer’s agent. My friend told me that his experience in that transaction with Brett made him decide that he’d want Brett to represent him in any future transactions. (read between the lines: my friend thought Brett was a ‘bulldog’ in the negotiation phase and wants him on his side the next time!)

So, I interviewed Brett and a few other agents, and found Brett to be the most professional, yet friendly and approachable, knowledgeable, honest, and determined of them all. Brett’s style was perfect for me. He’s easy to communicate with, made fantastic recommendations to help sell my property quickly, and honestly took care of everything! It was the easiest house sale I’ve ever had.

I will definitely use Brett on all of my future real estate transactions.

    Julie Z.
  • Brett Combs was raised in Del Mar thus knows the area and is extremely well connected. He is very knowledgeable, street smart and well organized. He is proficient in state of the art backup support and marketing techniques. His position as #1 in Del Mar in the industry speaks to the fact that he is highly capable.

    Jim O.
  • Brett was the consummate professional. I interviewed a number of agents for the sale of my house and chose Brett because my sense was he was the most honest and straightforward of the agents I met. He is also a master of marketing – look at the quality of the photos and videos he posts and dedicated website he puts up for homes. His videos aren’t just a montage of sweeping photos with cheesy music. They’re real videos. He has represented many, many sellers or buyers in Del Mar. It was important to me to use a broker who really knew Del Mar, and Brett ticks all the boxes. He isn’t they typical salesman with an overactive vocal engine who pretends to be your best friend. He doesn’t waste your time shovelling baloney – he tells it to you straight up. But he is very tactful. He doesn’t trash talk other brokers (like so many do). He prefers to show his mettle with actions rather than words. I’m a NYer by background and therefore I tended to get a bit hyper and stressed during the sales process. Brett’s unflappable nature and cool head calmed me when I was bugging out. Frankly, I wouldn’t use anyone else the next time the need arises.

    John D.
  • We have rented from Brett in the past and have now completed three luxury real estate transactions through him in the past eight years. I was an executive vice president for a major financial services firm and retired after 40 years. A great deal of my work was in the mortgage industry and Brett displays a unique understanding of the real estate market in the San Diego area. In addition, the customer service is second to none. Highly recommend to anyone seeking a top quality experience in renting, purchasing, or selling real estate. He also did a great job in managing a rental property I owned.

    John S.
  • Brett Combs is a terrific agent. When first meeting, it was apparent he was most interested in strategically marketing our Del Mar home, not just listing it. His approach stood out and was reflected in the presentation of the home through “staging” recommendations, outstanding pictures and a narrated video which included a sweeping overhead panorama of where the house sat above the ocean in Del Mar. Brett created a standalone website for the home which allowed prospective buyers the opportunity to explore it in greater detail before they visited and review what they had seen after a visit. It was a great marketing tool. All showed the house beautifully and insured buyers could both see and “feel” the house.
    His intimate knowledge of Del Mar was essential in the marketing and selling process. Every few blocks in Del Mar impacts the accessibility of the beaches, restaurants, track and lagoon. Only someone with great knowledge of these intricacies can point out the benefits of specific locations, comparing and contrasting competing properties. During the selling process he used his market knowledge to help prospects see the benefits of our property.
    And last, but not least, he was an effective negotiator, was patient and yet firm when required. And he was invaluable during the escrow and closing process, with a team that kept things on track, saw potential difficulties in advance and was always prepared to get us to the finish line”. When any problems surfaced he went well beyond the normal agent to help us solve them.
    We’d sign on with Brett again without reservation.

    Jeff W.

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