Phone: 619.861.5263​​​​​​​
Fax: 619.342.7179

Layne is an award winning REALTOR with Compass who has been helping clients buy and sell real estate for 20 years. Layne is passionate about taking care of his clients and always puts his client's interests before his own. Layne's honesty and integrity has resulted in a thriving referral based real estate business. Layne's goal is to make buying and selling homes easy for his clients. He accomplishes this through his vast experience, attention to detail, and relentless hard work. Layne has an incredible amount of real estate experience from owning his own real estate brokerage, Ocean Living Realty for over a decade. Layne is a savvy real estate investor with experience in remodeling and designing his own investment properties throughout San Diego. Layne's background in construction allows him to pass along invaluable insight to his buyers interested in remodeling. He also uses this background to help his sellers remodel their homes in order to maximize profits when they put their home on the market. Layne is known for his skills and expertise in preparing his sellers' homes for sale offering a concierge level of service through the Compass Concierge program. Layne's strategic partnership with Compass allows him to offer his clients innovative technology combined with unique buyer and seller programs such as Compass Concierge, Compass Bridge Loan, and Compass Coming Soon.

Some of Layne’s passions include surfing, surf coaching, traveling, and spending time with his wife and kids, family, friends, and his yellow lab. Prior to real estate, Layne had a career as a professional surfer competing locally and traveling the globe surfing and competing on the World Qualifying Series Tour. Layne produced and was featured in various editorial pieces with incredible surf imagery for Surfer Magazine, Surfing Magazine, Transworld Magazine, and Surfer's Journal. One of Layne's philanthropies is giving back to the surf community. He sponsors and donates to many local surf events including Gromfest, Jetty Kids, Boys to Men 100 Wave Challenge, and the Firefighter Surf Challenge. Layne is inspired by the San Diego coastal lifestyle and enjoys helping his clients live the dream in beautiful San Diego!

Associations/ Designations:

  • Recognition of Excellence Gold Award from San Diego Association of Realtors

  • Member of the National Association of Realtors

  • Member of the California Association of Realtors

  • Member of the San Diego Association of Realtors

  • Member of the San Diego Multiple Listing Service

  • Member of the Surfrider Foundation