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Erik Gilmer and David Miller | Swell Property

1010 South Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, Calif.

Want to feel at home while you find your next home? Welcome to Swell Property.

We’re a tight-knit, collaborative team of hyper-local real estate experts who live, work, and play in Encinitas, striving to make our community a better place for all of us—one relationship at a time.

Swell was founded in 2004 by Erik Gilmer and a college buddy who jumped outside the corporate real estate box to create a full-service, luxury, boutique real estate firm with hyper-local focus and global reach.

Today, we’re a full-service residential brokerage serving buyers, sellers, and renters with residential property listings, property management, and vacation rentals. Our team is a diverse group of individuals, which brings a lot of character to our ever-growing agency.

In 2016, we welcomed co-owner and managing partner David Miller. Since then, we’ve doubled in size every year—with over 30 agents today selling properties throughout San Diego. “I’ve done 5 transactions with David since 2006 as both a buyer and seller,” Swell Property client Lee Amaradio told the Coast News. “It’s really not about money with him, it’s about taking care of his clients.”


Our mission is to deliver total satisfaction by combining excellent service, expertise, and genuine care for our clients and community. We’re about more than just helping you buy or sell your home. We’re about making you feel at home throughout the process.

As a locally-owned and operated company with deep community roots, we’re connected personally and professionally to the North County San Diego market. It’s our pleasure to offer some of the most desirable pieces of land in the world while practicing transparent communication and following through promptly and professionally every time. Whether you are a first time buyer looking to get a foothold in San Diego, or you own a $10M estate, Swell Property has the knowledge and resources you need.

Our boutique style offers cutting-edge market knowledge and a dynamically creative approach to branding and style. Visit our offices and you’ll find a work culture that’s vibrant, fun, down to earth, and hard working. At Swell Property, we’re not just a business, we’re a family!


When you hire a Swell agent, you get our whole team, including our networks, market insights, and knowledge of construction, development, investments, and property management.

Unlike larger brokerages, we work as a team and don’t compete with each other. We jokingly call ourselves “SEAL TEAM 6” because we hand-select each team member, and we’re absolutely dedicated to our mission!

Growth at Swell has been a thoughtful process. We bring on the right people. They’re stellar, seasoned professionals with unparalleled market knowledge and superior negotiating skills…and fascinating backgrounds. One’s a former baseball player, another was an ICU nurse.

Real estate could be the biggest purchase you’ll ever make so you have to trust your realtor.

Word-of-mouth referrals from satisfied clients have helped Swell Property build long-lasting relationships and trust in the community.


In real estate you’re only as good as your community. That’s one reason we’re dedicated to serving your individual needs as well as the larger community. We are annual sponsors of the Summer Fun on the 101 event as well as sponsors of Encinitas Express youth soccer teams.

Being a locally-owned business is powerful because it enables us to reinvest in our community. Big box companies charge franchise fees that come off the top of every sale—money that leaves the community. At Swell, every dollar we earn stays right here in town.


Call, email, or visit us online at Our downtown headquarters is at 1010 South Coast Highway 101, next to the Fish Shop. We’re remodeling our flagship location at 914 North Coast Highway 101, and a third location is coming soon to 1967 N. Coast Highway 101 at the corner of La Costa avenue across from the Alila Marea Beach Resort.