real estate: Riches in The Niches - 04/25/17 10:13 PM
My Setting Yourself Apart - A Niche Contest Entry 
hosted by Evelyn Johnston
 
 
Riches in The Niches
Since moving to San Diego, CA I was able to reinvent my business and actually specialize in 3 very distinct groups.
 
        
UCSD Campus in La Jolla, CA
 
1. Parents of Students at UCSD, USD and SDSU
I help them pay for their kids tuition by selling them buy & hold rental properties to house their 2nd and 3rd year student children so they can live off campus and put the $1,300+ monthly dorm fees (UCSD) towards equity and have their kids friends pay down … (10 comments)

real estate: Podcast Episode #91: I'm #1 and I'm Broke! Lessons From The REProphet - 04/24/17 08:01 PM
When you passed the test and received your Real Estate License,
did you think you just got a job?
Not a job!
Many Real Estate Agents and Realtors do not have the slightest clue that they just opened a business, the day they got licensed. And if they did, they'd realize they were grossly under-trained for this prospect. They have no clue how to be a CEO, they may have some COO abilities and they definitely have no CFO skills, as evidenced by our industry's 80% failure rate.
 
Now let's suppose you do make it...
"Hey, welcome to the dwindling 20% that do!"
Why dwindling? Because it's said … (2 comments)

real estate: Wonderful, Ethical Dual Agency and the 3 Major Benefits To Our Clients - 04/20/17 08:42 AM
Dual Agency: the misunderstood,
beneficial process for our clients to win with!
 
 
I'm an 18 year CA Realtor veteran, I'm moral, ethical and work 100% by referral currently. I'm a dual agency advocate in CA, because we've always been that way here and I wouldn't know what other states are like. But, I can still call on and visit all my clients I've closed dual agency deals with, they think I'm great for what I accomplished for them. Some have been multiple deal clients at this point too, despite my "evil plot" to dual agency them at one point. 
 
One couple regularly double dates with my bride … (46 comments)

real estate: Getting Your Offer Accepted in A Multiple Offer Market - 04/16/17 09:43 AM
Hot Market Strategies- An ActiveRain Contest
hosted by Debbie Reynolds 
 
 
 Getting Your Offer Accepted in A Multiple Offer Market
There are no tricks, but there are definitely steps I take and some of my colleagues agree on,
that many agents do not bother with.
 
#1 Call The Listing Agent
Be friendly, positive and invoke rapport.
What do they want?
Time Frames?
Rent Back?
 
What is important to the Seller(s) and The Listing Agent too.
What is there process for offer reviews?
Text or Call them when it's sent to assure it's not in their SPAM!
 Demonstrating organization and communication is key!
 
Cover Letter
The buyer who's buying the home - I share who their buyer is.
The Borrower; how strong they are … (7 comments)

real estate: Let’s Get Real 80/20 is Becoming 90/10! - 04/16/17 09:32 AM
No Fooling Around April 2017 Let’s Get Real Contest Entry
 
 
Peeve Defined: New agents thinking this is a job where you earn a "paycheck". When in fact it's a business they just started and you only get a commission check when you deliver the goods.
 
Real Estate boasts an abysmal 80% (heading into a 90%) failure rate. Why?
Because you fog a mirror and they license you. The barrier to entry is quite low via a test that trains you for nothing on how to succeed in this industry.
 
Why are we not trained and tested on basic business operation skills before we are allowed work … (19 comments)

real estate: IL Dolce Far Niente Di Domenica - Renaissance La Jolla Style 2 - 04/02/17 08:54 AM
The Sweet Nothing of Sundays
Shhhh, I’m doing Sunday, My Silent Sunday.
No Phone, No Text, No Emails, No Meetings...Silence.
Yes, it can be done you cellular addicts.
 
 
The Sunday "Office" This Week was the Renaissance La Jolla area of  UTC
A wonderful Sunday Walk with my bride Ailina and our dog Peroni.
University Towne Centre is a special place in San Diego, CA
 
 
 
The value of a precious day off:
I Recharge Sunday to Take Charge Monday!
Time away from clients; time with family & friends.
Showing up to work Monday with the best of you, not what's left of you.
Time to engage your goals, hobbies and interests.
Time to give back to others; … (10 comments)

real estate: Your Finest Cheapest Service Please - 03/30/17 07:10 PM
Your Finest Cheapest Service Please...
it can feel that way some times can't it?
 
 
 
 
Dear "valued " Realtor,
You have done a great job staying in touch with us. We have enjoyed your annual client appreciation parties and the occasional pop-bys with great treats and timely information.
 
 
Oh wow, and did you ever get us the great deal on this home 7 years ago, (remember when we were first time buyers without a clue?) Well, we have $140,000 in equity according to our Zestimate! Plus, our neighbor sold for $475,000 last week, we're a model match to them, but we have an upgraded garbage disposal, new filters … (7 comments)

real estate: Podcast Episode 89: BOOM! CEO Dermot Buffini of Buffini and Company! - 03/29/17 07:59 PM

 
Because I'm regularly
 
Blogging on ActiveRain,

this  PODCAST  became my opportunity! 
 
Since my guest appearance on episode #57, Mail-Right Real Estate Podcast went through some changes and asked me to be the new co-host of the show!
 
This co-host opportunity was a result of my posting on ActiveRain consistently and being 
a prepared guest on  show #57.
 
Checkout ActiveRain member Jonathan Denwood and myself on our latest episode!
 
Listen Here-click the link:
 
Episode #89
 
 
If you can stand to look at us,
here's the video version of this Podcast!
 
We absolutely scored a fantastic guest for Episode #89 dear listeners. Dermot Buffini, the CEO of Buffini & Company - North America's largest real estate coaching company and possibly the world's largest Real Estate business coaching company, joined us … (4 comments)

real estate: The Real Estate Business is Going Out of Business - 03/29/17 07:39 AM
IS The Real Estate Business Going Out of Business?
We have so much technology available to use today. A person wanting to buy a home can go online, search homes, research schools, walk the neighborhood on Google Maps and even pre-qualify themselves with on an online mortgage calculator. Sellers have self-service opportunities too. There are Apps coming, if not already available, that will allow a homeowner to connect to a home buyer through the APP, strike a deal and close a sale of a home.
Problem: a great agent, makes Real estate look easy. The perspective is skewed.
HGTV shows make Real Estate look … (63 comments)

real estate: Are We Selling The American Dream in San Diego, CA? - 03/21/17 10:32 PM
Are Any of Us? Do you Mr. Realtor in your piece of the USA? Do you Mrs. Real estate agent in your home town, America?  What do you really sell?  What do you really promote?
 
This post was inspired by:
Lee Davenport's post: ARE WE STILL DREAMING ABOUT HOMEOWNERSHIP? 
 
"We as real estate practitioners likely do not openly focus enough on the importance of homeownership. We exclaim verbally and post socially why we love our favorite restaurants, sports team, luxury brands and other objects of our affection. Yet, often we are mum on WHY  homeownership matters, such as its wealth creation and generational transferable power. "
- Lee Davenport
 
 
In … (9 comments)

real estate: A Message of Mastery From The Master CEO - 03/21/17 11:11 AM
Successful CEO of Buffini & Company Dermot Buffini will "coach" us for an hour
on Tuesday March 28, 2017 on being the CEO of Your Company!
 
Dermot is not only a CEO, but he's a Podcast Host as of 2017 too!
 
If you are a Realtor or real estate agent, then you own a business, not a job. If you own a business, you or someone you hire needs to be the CEO, The Rainmaker!
 
Buffini & Company are ActiveRain Members!
 
The Mail-Right Real Estate Agent Podcast Show is proud to announce,
Episode #89 will be with Dermot Buffini CEO of Buffini & Company, the #1 Coaching Company … (3 comments)

real estate: No More Vacations? Short-Term Rentals Not Permitted in San Diego, CA? - 03/21/17 07:13 AM
Properties advertised on websites like VRBO (Vacation Rental By Owner) and AirBnB, essentially any rental with less than a 30 day lease, are coming under fire and at the moment, not permitted in San Diego, CA.
As a neighbor I can understand the fight against them, I don't want new vacationers in and out of the house or condo next door every week, it changes the dynamic of living in my home. On the other hand, as a Realtor and investor, holy cow! This is bad! There are some properties in San Diego that make no sense from a cash flow perspective, to rent … (5 comments)

real estate: Live MLS - For Rent in The Golden Triangle: UTC - La Jolla, CA - 03/20/17 09:07 PM
Properties For Rent in University Towne Centre / La Jolla
includes:
 
92121 Sorrento Valley / Sorrento Mesa
 
92122 University City
 
92037 La Jolla Village, La Jolla Commons
La Jolla Colony, La Jolla Crossroads
Renaissance La Jolla and many more...
 
Here's a list of corporately rental communities in UTC:
 
San Diego Rental Communities:
University City-UTC/La Jolla
 

(3 comments)

real estate: Live MLS - Homes For Sale in UTC La Jolla, CA over $1,000,000 - 03/20/17 08:31 AM
 
Active Homes For Sale asking $1,000,000 or more.
in University Towne Centre
"UTC" a suburb of La Jolla, CA
and San Diego's Golden Triangle
 
 
Three Zip Codes meet in the middle of The Golden Triangle:
92037, La Jolla
92121, Sorrento Valley
92122, University City
All three zips "meet" in UTC, so you can literally walk
into 3 different neighborhoods at one intersection!
 
This area surounds the University of California San Diego Campus
 
This is a Direct Feed from San Diego's Live MLS!
With our hot market and demand for this area of
San Diego,there's not as much inventory as usual.
$425K average cost of a condo here (Q1 2017)
$800K average cost of a house here (Q1 2017
 
(1 comments)

real estate: Live MLS - Homes For Sale in UTC La Jolla, CA $500,000 - $1,000,000 - 03/20/17 07:53 AM
 Active Homes For Sale asking 
between $500,000 - $1,000,000
in University Towne Centre "UTC" a suburb of La Jolla, CA
and San Diego's Golden Triangle
 
 
Three Zip Codes meet in the middle of The Golden Triangle:
92037, La Jolla
92121, Sorrento Valley
92122, University City
 
 
 
This area surounds the University of California San Diego Campus
 
This is a Direct Feed from San Diego's Live MLS!
With our hot market and demand for this area of
San Diego,there's not as much inventory as usual.
$425K average cost of a condo here (Q1 2017)
$800K average cost of a house here (Q1 2017)
 
(0 comments)

real estate: Live MLS - Homes For Sale in UTC La Jolla, CA Below $500K - 03/20/17 07:16 AM
 Active Homes For Sale asking less than $500,000 
in University Towne Centre "UTC" a suburb of La Jolla, CA
and San Diego's Golden Triangle
 
 
Three Zip Codes meet in the middle of The Golden Triangle:
92037, La Jolla
92121, Sorrento Valley
92122, University City
 
 
 
This area surounds the
University of California San Diego Campus
 
 
This is a Direct Feed from San Diego's Live MLS!
With our hot market and demand for this area of
San Diego,there's not as much inventory as usual.
Please click here for UTC/La Jolla Homes Under $500,000
 
 
 La Jolla Homes Under $500,000
La Jolla Homes Between $500K-$1,000,000
(1 comments)

real estate: Live MLS - Homes For Sale Under $500,000 in La Jolla, CA - 03/19/17 01:14 AM
La Jolla, CA 92037 Active Homes For Sale Under $500,000
Direct Feed from San Diego's Live MLS!
With our hot market, there's not many, but they do exist!
Please click here for La Jolla Homes from $500,000-$1,000,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
(1 comments)

real estate: Podcast Episode 87: It's a Wonderland with T.V. Host Noah Tafolla - 03/18/17 10:06 PM

 
Because I'm regularly
 
Blogging on ActiveRain,

this  PODCAST  became my opportunity! 
 
Since my guest appearance on episode #57, Mail-Right Real Estate Podcast went through some changes and asked me to be the new co-host of the show!
 
This co-host opportunity was a result of my posting on ActiveRain consistently and being 
a prepared guest on  show #57.
 
Checkout ActiveRain member Jonathan Denwood and myself on our latest episode!
 
Listen Here-click the link:
Episode #87
 
In Episode #87 we spent so much time laughing, learning and being delightfully entertained by our celebrity guest, Noah Tafolla, we’re sure you are going to get a lot out of Noah's time with us. We talk marketing, branding, using video & social media and … (3 comments)

real estate: Until We Me Again, And I Hope We Do... - 03/17/17 09:01 PM
May the roads rise up to meet you,
May the winds be at your back.
May the sunshine warm upon your face 
and the rains fall softly upon your fields.
And until we meat again my friends
(and I hope we do)
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.
 
-An Irish Blessing  (we always gave at family gatherings)
 
Happy Saint Patrick's Day To Ya's
From Thomas & Ailina
Certified Proper Pour Experts at St. James Gate
 
(8 comments)

real estate: FREE Events to Take the Last Step-Recycle! San Diego, CA - 03/12/17 08:49 AM

Two events designed to allow you to responsibly recycle:
 
Motor Oil
Antifreeze
Auto Batteries
Oil Filters
Fluorescent Bulbs/Tubes
Household Batteries
 
Saturday, March 18, 2017                                                                                                 Saturday, May 13, 2017
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.                                                         … (3 comments)

 
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS

Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast

La Jolla, CA

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Big Block Realty 858.232.8722

Address: 4445 Eastgate Mall, Ste. 200, San Diego, CA, 92121

Mobile: 858-232-8722

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