real estate: Long After The Close Of Escrow, I'm Still Here To Help! - 02/23/17 08:23 PM
 
Discount and transactional brokers/agents will never be there for you 1 year after your sale.
But I Will! 100% By Referral and relational and...
 
 
I sold a condo to some NorCal folks for their UCSD student daughter to use as a dorm and for their family to enjoy as a summer home Summer 2016. This is a very common client type for me.
Parents of UCSD, USD & SDSU students buy a lot of property here!
 
I get a call today, "Thomas, it's Scott." (panicked voice)
"Scott what's wrong?"
"We shut off the electrical to do some work on the place with Norm, the contractor you referred us..."
(discount … (1 comments)

real estate: May I Get Your Signature? - 02/21/17 11:15 PM
Dare I say it's not optional to have an email signature, it's mandatory if you are in business, to have an email signature that offers your basic contact info and primary social media.
If you are a Realtor, you don't want to be a secret agent. If you are in any business and want to make it easy to reach you, refer you and portray a professional image, use a signature. In some states, it's mandatory to have one with your BRE# displayed.
 
Jason E. Gordon has a great one for example; it contains a "call to action":
 
When I refer someone to a client, 90% … (6 comments)

real estate: Why Be Good, When Great Is Available? San Diego, CA - 02/18/17 07:41 PM
Our friend Jeff Dowler shared the CRS Sellabration Highlights and so I'm sharing some
of the Buffini & Company  Success Tour Highlights from this past week.
 
Succes Tour 2017 in San Diego, CA
 
"Why Be Good, When Great Is Available? "
-J'aime Nowak Master Trainer
 
I have been attending Brian Buffini's events since 1999, so you may think, wow, Thomas is a slow learner?! Well, possibly, but what I know is true too, that I'm hearing this content as a different Realtor and different student than I was last year. I'm constantly connecting with different aspects of the training as needed at that point in time.
 
 
The Giver's Guide To Greatness
Loyalty … (4 comments)

real estate: Fool's Gold - 02/18/17 07:13 AM
An open letter to myself to stay focused on the fundamentals...
 
Dear TJ,
Sometimes you suffer from "shiny object syndrome". You just get bored and want to try something new. You are a Free Spirit and routines are boring and shiny objects and new tools are momentarily distracting and even inspires you to think, "if I could just buy this, I'd be able to accomplish that."  But, the truth is, where success begins, is with your habits and the choices you make, not the latest gizmo or paid leads. The man that can't manage $100.00 will never be given the chance to manage $1,000,000 as your Grandpa used to … (43 comments)

real estate: Real Estate Is Easy! - 02/15/17 01:54 PM
When the market is hot, Real Estate looks easy.
Maybe real estate is easy and it's people that are hard?
The number of agents goes up too!
(50% of the licenses out there are not Realtors ie. not NAR members. So not all sales agents are Realtors).
Here's the stats:
2013- 1.04 M. NAR agents and 2.08 million total sales people with a license. 2014- 1.10 M.  NAR agents and  2,20 million total sales people with a license. 2015- 1.23 M. NAR agents and 2.46 million total sales people with a license. 2016- 1.70 M. NAR agents and 3.40 million total sales people with a license.
Some sellers think, … (46 comments)

real estate: Podcast Episode #82: From Super Agents Live Podcast:Toby Salgado - 02/09/17 07:20 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 Episode #57.
 
Checkout ActiveRain member Jonathan Denwood and myself on our latest episode!
 
 
Listen Here:
 
Episode 82
 
 
In Episode 82 we hit the mother-lode (in our opinion) with our guest!


We were thrilled to have Toby Salgado, host of Super Agents Live (Podcast) on our show today! Toby made his first million in real estate, and as he shares, in his bank account, not in equity and did so … (0 comments)

real estate: "What I Love About My Job!" It's Not Job It's a Business - 02/07/17 03:29 PM
"What I Love About My Job!"  AR Contest
I love knowing: It's Not Job It's a Business!
Here's everything I'm grateful for and still love about this Business...we call Real Estate!
 
My only true loves are in these photos; perspective on the use of "love" when it comes to real estate. 
I love my bride, my son and my English Cream, Peroni, my family & friends first and foremost. But in the spirit of the title we were given... I love being an entrepreneur, the creativity, freedom, challenges and rewards. I love that I'm a Third Generastion Realtor; so much industry history in my family. … (9 comments)

real estate: Golf Course Community Beauty with Massive Updates! - 01/30/17 09:07 PM
12397 Grandee Court Rancho in Bernardo Greens - San Diego, CA
 
 
I sold it to them, now I'm selling it for them and it can be yours!
 
 
 
 
 
(6 comments)

real estate: It Takes 4 To Score - 01/24/17 08:27 PM
Four Steps Before you Search for Your New Home
 
 
 Good Credit (or cash) Since your home loan will likely be your single largest debt, the best way to get the lowest rates and most favorable terms is to maintain your lines of credit, reduce debt, don't open new lines of consumer credit and (bonus tip; don't quit your job unless your new job is in the same industry for better pay, but a 2+ year job history is preferred).  Save for a Down Payment. The more you put down the lower your loan. VA loans are 0% down (but doesn't always work in competitive … (7 comments)

real estate: Podcast Episode #79: Real Estate Investing with the Big Boys!!! - 01/23/17 05:28 AM
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 Episode #57.
 
Checkout ActiveRain member Jonathan Denwood and myself on our latest episode!
 
 
Listen Here:
Episode #79
 
 
I had a hard time containing myself, sharing this Podcast with fellow investor Mark Walker, who speaks my language! I was investing in real estate long before I was selling it. Mark is the founder of Luxmana Investments and is quite the savvy investor. Mark was able to go from … (2 comments)

real estate: Seller Questionaire - 01/21/17 06:43 AM
Listing Type: House-Condo-Townhome-Twinhome-Manufactured                 Orientation Date:
 
Name:
Spouse/Partner:
Kids:
Pets:                                                                           
Phone:
E-mail:
Current Address:
Listing Address (if different):
Is everyone on title available to meet? Is anyone not on title a decision maker?
 
Loan Amount still owed:
Monthly Payment: PITI
Mello Roos Tax?
HOA FEES?
Any Liens?
Loan Type:   VA   FHA   Conventional  Cash
Lender Info:________________________________________________________________________________
 
Why do you want to sell? Why now?
 
Where are you going? Buy or rent?
 
Do you need a Realtor Referral there?
 
Have you sold … (9 comments)

real estate: Buyer Questionaire - 01/21/17 06:20 AM
Buyer Type: Relocation / Military / First Time / Move Up/ Retired                  Orientation Date:
 
Name:
Spouse/Partner:
Kids:
Pets:                                                                           
Phone:
E-mail:
Current Address:
 
here are you moving from? (Own / Rent?)
 
Need To Sell? / order of events if so:
 
Work ____________________Where & What Area of SD:_________________________ (commute).
 
Loan Type:   VA   FHA   Conventional  Cash
Lender Info:________________________________________________________________________________
 
Deposit & Down:   EMD: _______     Cash at close: _______         Financed Amount : … (5 comments)

real estate: Navigation Tips for Today's Market - 01/20/17 09:12 PM
Many people are going to buy or sell real estate this year to take advantage of low rates before they rise and to lock in on a home before the pop up further in price due to the inventory crunch.
Here's a Few Tips for To Consider Before You Begin:
 
Timing; stop trying to time the market. I see so many people try to anticipate the market or come up with crazy theories on why they should wait.The right time to buy or sell is when you are ready; your life is calling you to do so. Better school district, living closer o that new … (1 comments)

real estate: Converting FSBOs; Giving Up Pennies to Make Big Dollars! - 01/18/17 09:33 PM
A client recently shared a lead to his neighbor he knew was planning to FSBO. I finagled an appointment with his help and sold the merits of myself and my services to a FSBO (For Sale By Owner). They initially asked me, “why would we need you, our neighbors want to buy it, they accepted our price and we’ve known them for 30 years?”
 
Warning; compromise ahead:
I explained about how friendly discussions give way to all-business offers. (And it sure did). I explained that my E&O insurance would protect them against liability. (They didn’t think about that). I explained I'm "paid" … (4 comments)

real estate: Podcast Episode #76: ActiveRain Q&A Part 2 - 01/18/17 06:16 AM
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 Episode #57.
 
Checkout ActiveRain member Jonathan Denwood and myself on our latest episode!
 
Listen Here
Episode #76
 
In Episode 76, Hosts Jonathan Denwood & Thomas J. Nelson answer real Featured ActiveRain Q&A Questions and give our answers to these recently debated issues by ActiveRain blog-site members.
ActiveRain is arguably one of the largest real estate industry blogsites in North America if not the world, where close to 300,000 real estate professionals and … (0 comments)

real estate: Podcast Episode #74: Johnathan Zabrocki & High Dollar Leads - 01/06/17 06:55 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
EPISODE #74
 
WOW! We had an amazing guest today friends! We’re going to blow your mind here on Episode 74 with our special guest Jonathan Zabrocki is a high-end residential real este expert in San Diego, CA, a successful Realtor / sales trainer who boasts selling over 371 million without a large team or … (2 comments)

real estate: The Secret To Instant Referrals and Quick Business Solutions - 12/31/16 09:25 AM
We can't force the grapevine to bear fruit, nor can we bribe it. Alas my friends, there's work involved: we have to water it, fertilize it, protect it from pests and the frost; hence the harvest comes when it's supposed to, not when we want it to. However, if we plant enough vines, maybe even a variety of fruit bearing trees, shrubs & vines, we'll enjoy more than one harvest in a season. This takes time and it requires both skill and patience, but it's the Law of the Harvest.
 
 
Recently a member asked about "how can I get more referrals from the USA for my area, I'm offering … (2 comments)

real estate: Avoiding The Losers and Choosing The Winner - 12/21/16 07:52 AM
I'm asked often about multiple offers and so here's how I handle a couple scenarios; one will be a (mostly) move in ready house with most offers coming from principle owners. The other scenario reflects a tear down or fix n flip investor house.
 
 
Mostly Move In Ready Home (minor repairs, subject to cosmetic updates)  in Multiple offers:
On my last property in multiples we had 17 offers. We reply to all offers with the Seller Multiple Counter Document provided by C.A.R.
We countered the Top 3 with a strategy of mostly cleaning up terms, since the offer prices was at or over asking … (0 comments)

real estate: Nelson Notes: The E Myth (Revisited) - 12/01/16 06:30 AM
 
Nelson Notes: The E Myth (Revisited)
 My Interview with Michael E. Gerber
 
Welcome to my notebook, where I share my highlights from the books I read and notes I take. I feature only the books I’ve actually read and that I recommend as worth your while to read and grow from. Givers gain, so I’m sharing the good stuff, that it may impact and improve your life in some way. These are all quotes and excerpts from the author except where *noted.
 
 
Revisiting The E-Myth Revisited, I’ve read this book three times so far!
 
Defining moments are sometimes unclear; when was that exact point where your career … (1 comments)

real estate: Podcast Episode #71: Grilling The Realtor (Q&A from ActiveRain) - 11/30/16 08:35 AM
Blogging on ActiveRain,


lead  to  this  PODCAST  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 #57.
 
Checkout AR member jonathan Denwood   and myself on our latest episode!
 
Podcast Episode #71:
 
 
Grilling The Realtor
(Q&A from ActiveRain)
 
11/23/16 Happy Thanksgiving! In this episode we elect to forgo having a guest given the short week / long weekend and we dive into some of the most trending questions on Activerain.com in the last 90 days or so, amongst it's real estate industry members. … (0 comments)

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

La Jolla, CA

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

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