Tinker graduated from Oregon State University School of Business and Buster attended Oregon State as well where they met, fell in love and subsequently married and moved to San Diego where Buster was born and raised. Buster retired from the City of San Diego in 1988 after 35 years in a management position with the City Lifeguard Service. Tinker taught adult education for the San Diego City Schools and at the Navy Training Center before beginning her real estate career in 1984.
They have two adult children and have lived in the coastal area for the past 55 years. They enjoy playing duplicate bridge and tennis. The fact that they can play bridge and tennis together with much success assures that they also make a great team in their real estate business.
With more than 45 years of combined full-time experience in San Diego real estate, Tinker & Buster have much to offer their clients. Since joining Tinker, Buster has, with his extensive experience and expertise in dealing with people, added a special dimension to Tinker's business. Their vast knowledge of the market, knowing their client's needs and ability to handle every phase of a real estate transaction with skill make them among the top in their field. With professionalism and special attention to detail they have earned the respect of their colleagues as well as their clients.
Their philosophy is to provide the best service possible to their clients. They work differently than most agents in that they actively pursue referrals from past and present clients as well as friends. By working mainly with referrals they have more time to devote to their clientele which establishes long-lasting relationships.
In 2008 and 2009 they were ranked in the top 100 of all 1800 Prudential agents in San Diego County. Tinker & Buster have consistently received the prestigious President's Circle Award ranking within the top 3% of more than 64,000 Prudential agents nationwide. In 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 they once again were award earners for outstanding production ranking among the top 8% nationally. In 2014 they were number 42 in production and 67 in transactions out of over 1000 San Diego County Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices agents and in the top 2% of over 35,000 agents Nationally.