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I Didn't get the Listing Today - 02/25/07 09:33 PM
Well I didn't get it. Am I bummed - yeah a bit, but not too much. My attitude is NOT that I lost the listing...I never had it to lose. But I didn't get it. I was one of 3 agents who met with the sellers (FSBOs BTW) the other day to talk about my marketing and how I could help them. I have been sending them information once a week or so for months...so I was thrilled that they responded and asked me to come meet with them. The meeting was short - they made it clear upfront that I, like the other 2, (35 comments)
The Internet, Water, and Our Environment - 02/24/07 05:01 PM
Sounds like an odd mix of stuff, doesn't it? It's actually a pretty cool idea. I'm talking about Hydroearth, some new technology that I thought other Rainers would be interested in hearing about. Given California's issues with water conservation, and the massive irrigation systems we have here (I imagine Florida is similar, and some other states as well) this technology seems right on target. (pic to the left is my current "old" system - I plan to look into this technology) Hydroearth operates a water management system over the Internet. It enables homeowners to modify their irrigation system in accordance with scientifically-based need, (1 comments)
Are You Relocating and Need to Find a Great Agent? (Part 2 of 2) - 02/22/07 10:25 AM
As part of your search to find the perfect agent to help you find a new home when you relocate, here are some things that you might want to look for (Part 1 in this series talked about HOW to find the right agent) You will need to do some research to find a REALTOR® who matches your needs. Keep in mind what is happening here - you are making a major move from one part of the country to another unfamiliar area. So having someone you can trust and rely on is essential. WHAT TO LOOK FOR In your research I recommend looking (2 comments)
I Remember When... - 02/21/07 02:01 PM
I don't know exactly where this blog came from, or why, but I guess it doesn't matter. This blog is for me. I don't mean that in a selfish way But it doesn't matter whether anyone reads this, or comments. Yep, I get 200 points, and that's nice. But that is not the point (yeah, bad pun, I know). This is something I really needed to write today. Not sure why. But I know what I have to do. So here goes. The birth of this post came while I was in spinning class this morning. I suppose that sounds bizarre, but (4 comments)
Are You Relocating to Carlsbad and Need to Find a Great Agent? (Part 1 of 2) - 02/21/07 09:37 AM
Are you relocating here to Carlsbad, or elsewhere, and need to find a great agent to help you? It is well worth the effort to spend time finding someone to help you find a new home in an area you do not know. I have some thoughts on how to find that person AND what to look for, based on some significant personal moving experience, and having helped a few folks relocate around the country. Let's talk about how to find the right REALTOR®. HOW TO FIND AN AGENT 1. I think it makes sense to use an agent who is a REALTOR® (a real estate professional who is a (3 comments)
Rancho Carrillo - A Master Planned Community in Carlsbad, CA - 02/18/07 10:34 PM
Rancho Carrillo - Master Planned Community in Carlsbad, CA Rancho Carrillo is a master planned community located in Carlsbad, CA, about 30 miles north of San Diego and about 4 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean. Bordered on the south by Alga Road, and on the north by Palomar Airport Road, the Rancho Carrillo master planned community straddles the hills along both sides of Melrose and consists of 18 villages (about 1550 detached homes and town homes, as well as some apartments) with a variety of housing styles and amenities typical of master planned neighborhoods.
Rancho Carrillo is a residential (0 comments)
I'd Like to Thank My Buyer For... - 02/16/07 03:52 PM
Yep, that's right. I want to thank my buyer. And before you who are focused on commission say...well, of course, he bought a house and you made money...let me reassure you that is NOT the case. We do NOT yet have a sale, in fact we are not yet in escrow. And, to make it more compelling, we are on the third house and trying to negotiate in a short sale situation. So why in the world would I thank this buyer!? Here's why. You're a new buyer and I want to thank you for how mature you have been during this process over (24 comments)
Market Data for JANUARY 2007 - Cardiff, CA - 02/15/07 12:11 AM
Here are the summary statistics from the MLS for Cardiff-by-the-Sea for January 2007. There are a few changes from the previous month that are worth noting, however keep in mind that we are looking at a small sample of data over 31 days, so you cannot derive a reliable trend. It is best to watch the trends over a multi-month period to gain a better idea of what the market is actually doing. The inventory in Cardiff was smaller than it was in December (where it had also dropped from November 2006). We see that the absorption rate is well below 6 months for (1 comments)
Within the town of Encinitas (Virtual tour with music so turn up the sound) is the upscale community of Encinitas Ranch, a fairly new community in an area known as Ecke Ranch(part of the Ranch, a well-known and large poinsettia nursery, the world's largest poinsettia producer actually), located between the 5 (to the west) and El Camino Real (on the east), La Costa Avenue 1 mile away to the north, and Encinitas Boulevard about ½ mile to the south. Part of the appeal of the Encinitas Ranch is the open use space, trails and attractive vistas of the area from its hilltop location. Encinitas (3 comments)
Market Data for JANUARY 2007 - Encinitas, CA - 02/12/07 06:58 PM
Here are the summary statistics from teh MLS for Encinitas for January 2007. As you review these, please keep in mind that the data are based on only 1 month of information, and a limited number of sales. Thus it is to be expected that the median price, for example, may have shifted a bit, since December data are based on a full year of sales (most of the homes sold were under $1 million; and as you probably know 50% were below $780K which is the median point). The more important thing to keep in mind are the trends as you (2 comments)
Market Data for JANUARY 2007 - Carlsbad, CA - 02/11/07 01:06 AM
Here are the summary statistics for January 2007 from the MLS. There are some important things to consider here. First, keep in mind that with this being the first month of the year, the data are based on only 1 month of information - a limited number of sales (31 for attached homes and 43 for detached homes) as compared to December, which is a summary of the data year-to-date. Such a small sample is dramatically affected by the prices of the homes that have sold, both at the high end and the low end. The absorption rate is about the same (0 comments)
Luxury Real Estate in San Diego - 02/10/07 02:19 PM
If you are interested in a luxury home in the San Diego area, you have lots to choose from. Not just because the prices here are high (everyone who has paid attention to the real estate market over the last few years knows about California prices) but because there truly are some wonderful super-luxury homes available to acquire. San Diego is not typically on the top of the list when you think about a luxury home. Malibu, Beverly Hills, Bel-Air, Palm Beach, The Hamptons, River Forest, and Manhattan are some of the places you generally think about first. But rest (2 comments)
It Rained in Long Beach, California Today! - 02/07/07 11:04 PM
Your first thought MIGHT be - big deal, rain in CA. Well, here in paradise it often IS a big deal. We can go months without rain and then all of a sudden it happens, and everyone freaks out on the freeways. And we get mudslides, etc. But that's not what this is about. I just got back from the Blogging Conference up in LB starring Rain City Guide master, Dustin Luther. Dustin's "hold on to your seats" rapid-fire talk was inspiring, filled with tips, advices, cautions, wisdom, and much more. It was entertaining! Insightful! For someone who was not a blogger yet, (23 comments)
Couldn't Pass This Up - 02/06/07 10:41 PM
This was one of those pictures that I couldn't pass up. I am NOT a photographer, by any stretch of the imagination. I appreciate it, but I can't do it. I think I can get by well enough to take pics for my listings, and the trips I take, but I am STRICTLY AMATEUR. I was up early this morning, drinking my coffee, and doing my email, before I had to leave to go up to Long Beach, (about 80 miles) for the blogging conference that Dustin Luther was presenting at (it was, BTW, terrific - see my post on this). I happened to glance (20 comments)
What an apt name for this charming seaside town located about 35 miles north of San Diego in Southern California. But a sleepy coastal village Carlsbad is not - there is lots going on in this growing community of 95,000. Want a quick visual introduction before reading further? CLICK on the SURFBOARD for the link to each virtual tour - and remember to turn up the sound and relax
MY CARLSBAD TOUR will wet your appetite for more to come.
HOUSING MARKET The housing market in Carlsbad is pretty robust, (18 comments)
Hi, This is ... Thanks For Calling. I'm Not Available to Take Your Call... - 02/03/07 03:17 PM
Grrr. How many times do we get that sort of response to our calls. It's inevitable, of course, since folks are busy and can't always answer the phone. And I (like many of you I hope) turn off my phone when I am with a client so I can devote my attention to my buyer, seller, or prospect. So callers get my voice mail. I'm OK with that and my clients appreciate it. The dilemma - what message do you leave for your callers? And how do you respond? Some that drive me nuts - or I guess it's the response that's so (10 comments)
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