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Robert Cluett “RC” Welles Jr. was born and raised in San Diego.

Growing up at 8477 El Paseo Grande in La Jolla Shores. He has lived most of his life here, except for a few years in North Carolina and in New Zealand, where he obtained permanent residency.

Why “RC” and where did it come from?

Robert Cluett Jr. was my great grandfather and one of the founders of Cluett Peabody. Please see the letter from Jan 12, 1900 written by Uncle George Cluett.

Uncle Sanford Cluett invented “Sanforizing.”

Robert Cluett Jr. married Elizabeth Marchesi, that’s where my Italian flair comes from! Emilie Cluett married John William Scott from Chicago who owned and operated Scott Brothers Dry goods who merged with Carson and Pirie to form Carson Pirie Scott.

Don’t ask me if there was any collusion between the shirt makers and the shirt retailers!

That’s where “RC” comes from!


Barbara Scott Welles, age Sixteen, 1919


Secretary from the Welles Estate in Lake Forest Chicago
Painting-Robert Cluett Welles


front row- 1. Mr. Robert Cluett Jr. 2. Mrs. Robert Cluett (Elizabeth Marchesi) 3. Mr. Robert Cluett 4. Mrs. Robert Cluett (Amy Knight) Rear Row- 1. Mrs. John William Scott (Emilie Cluett) 2. Mr. John William Scott 3. Mrs. George Alfred Cluett ( Edith Tucker) 4. Mr. George Alfred Cluett

Robert “RC” Welles and California Real Estate

Buying or selling a home is no simple task. It is during this time you need the guidance of a real estate expert. If you’re looking for buyer or seller representation, or both, in La Jolla, California, call me, Robert “RC” Welles.

As a real estate agent, I help clients achieve their real estate goals, no matter how modest or grand. Count on me to protect your interests and guide you through the buying and selling process.

I approach real estate transactions with the belief that honesty, integrity, and availability are fundamental to success. My knowledge of neighborhoods and home construction add value to the services I offer.

My brokerage, Berkshire Hathaway Home Service, is the top real estate office in San Diego. We sell more homes than anyone else in “America’s Finest City” and we have the highest dollar volume by a wide margin.

Stay one step ahead

Over the last few years I’ve had the privilege of working with affluent, upwardly mobile clients who have been captivated by the scenic beauty of San Diego’s coastal and inland communities.

With the city being one of the most coveted areas for ocean view properties and ranch estates in the country, it’s not uncommon for homes to receive several offers and sell fast. Stay one step ahead of this competitive market by banking on a real estate professional who lives there and has had years of experience.

How I help buyers

If you’re looking for a home, I can offer you options that meet your standard for luxury and suit your lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for an opulent oceanfront home or a rustic ranch estate, I’ll present listings that will impress even the most discerning of buyers, and make sure that you get a tour of the homes you’re interested in.

Take advantage of my construction background. Having worked as a general contractor, I have an eye for quality finishes and variations and can distinguish between A-grade to C-grade finishes.

As a San Diego native, I offer firsthand information on the unique character and microclimate of each neighborhood. Feel free to ask questions about local amenities and attractions – I’ve lived in the communities of La Jolla, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Cardiff by the Sea, Encinitas, Leucadia, La Mesa, Crest in El Cajon and Pine Valley and I’ve handled real estate transactions throughout the county.

If you’re selling your home, I can research its value and give it full exposure by maximizing its appeal. You can rely on me to secure the best offer and net a healthy profit for your prized investment. Despite the odds, I’ve managed to set records for sales price and help clients attain their financial goals.

Call me today

With me as your real estate partner, you can look forward to a smooth, trouble-free transaction with astounding results. I’m committed to my clients’ satisfaction, doing what’s needed to achieve the best outcome and deliver exceptional service.

You can rest easy knowing that a professional is working tirelessly on your behalf. I’ll make sure that you find the home you’ve always wanted, or that you get the highest return on investment that present market conditions allow.

Plunge into one of the most sought-after real estate markets on the West Coast with the help of a trusted expert. Call me, Robert “RC” Welles at (619) 985-5443 or send me an email at rcwellesjr@gmail.com.