real estate: TED Talked To Me and Asked: What Are You Seeking? - 06/25/17 08:45 PM
What are you seeking?
What is your untapped potential?
I'm just thinking out loud here, Ted Talks inspired me a bit today while hiking. 
Don't pass up the opportunity to do good for someone,
because you're too busy seeking the opportunity to be doing something great for you. Look for opportunities (those impulses you feel sometimes) to do random acts of kindness to full dedication to your cause, community or peeps.
 Don't wait to become a millionaire before you start helping other people; if you have something to give, give it now. It's not always money,  it's your time, your talent, or just a empathetic ear … (2 comments)

real estate: Hooray! The Seller Said Yes! Now, Tell The Buyer No, No , NO! - 06/24/17 07:33 PM
You just got your offer accepted, congratulations!
Now get ready for the No, No, No's of Escrows!
Here's what Buyer's should not do after an offer is accepted.
NO FINANCIAL SECRETS! Secrets kill deals, because what you do not tell me or your lender will be discovered by Underwriting or Title ie. alimony, liens, bankruptcy, previous foreclosures and short sales, child support, etc. PLEASE, no secrets: now is the time for full disclosure to your Realtor & Lender so we can help you and not be blindsided. In some cases you'll need to talk to your CPA or attorney. Disclose all debits: loans, HELOCs, … (8 comments)

real estate: Smart Tips For The San Diego, CA Home Sellers (part 1) - 06/24/17 07:31 AM
Smart Tips For The San Diego, CA  ANY Home Sellers
Many sellers have the impression that in order to sell a home, you just have to list it, especially since it's been a seller's market in most areas of CA since Q4 of 2011. While listing on the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) is certainly part of the process, there’s quite a bit of preparation to undertake before your home’s listing goes “live” on the MLS.
Here are the steps to take when you’re thinking of selling your home. Selling is an emotional process, whether you’ve lived in the home for two years or 20 years. In … (8 comments)

real estate: Neighborhoods of Renaissance La Jolla: Toscana Market Report - 06/18/17 06:31 AM
Neighborhoods of Renaissance La Jolla: Toscana Market Report                                Home Prices, Trends, Schools & More...                                           June 2017 Mid Year Report
San Diego County Map
the Central San Diego Neighborhoods
Real estate market data for
San Diego, CA provided by Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor
from Big Block Realty.
Reanaissance La Jolla is an upscale neighborhood of the larger University Towne Centre (UTC) area of University City in San Diego, CA 92122. Despite it's name, Renaissance La Jolla actually … (1 comments)

real estate: Neighborhoods of Renaissance La Jolla: Avanti Market Report - 06/17/17 03:33 PM
Neighborhoods of Renaissance La Jolla: Avanti Market Report                                Home Prices, Trends, Schools & More...                                           June 2017 Mid Year Report
 San Diego County Map
Central San Diego Neighborhoods
Real estate market data for San Diego, CA provided by Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor from Big Block Realty.
Reanaissance La Jolla is an upscale neighborhood of the larger University Towne Centre (UTC) area of University City in San Diego, CA 92122. Despite it's name, Renaissance La Jolla actually not … (2 comments)

real estate: FAQ #4: How Do I prepare To Buy A Home? - 06/11/17 09:02 PM
FAQ #4: How Do I prepare To Buy A Home?
Would it surprise you to learn that this is a question asked by repeat buyers almost as often as first time buyers? How Do I prepare To Buy A Home? Because it's been 5-14 years since they did or because this is in fact, their first time buying a home. The market is changing every 3-6 months, so whatever your experience last purchase, I guarantee you it will be quite different this go around; new buyers need not worry, they have no preconceived notions.
The average First Time Buyer is 31 years of age while the … (3 comments)

real estate: FAQ #3 Should I Inspect My Home Before I List It For Sale? - 06/09/17 03:00 PM
Should I Inspect My Home Before I List It For Sale?
I get asked this a lot and here's the pro and the con and the logic of both:
PRO: If you perform your physical inspection and termite inspection prior to the listing going live "For Sale" on the MLS (Multiple Listing Service), you have the opportunity to make decisions that cost less pre-escrow.
repairs made with your choice of service providers plan to credit the buyer if the buyer asks in a buyer's request for repairs... at least you have your strategy set on how to handle them. defer them to the buyer, … (12 comments)

real estate: Podcast Episode #098: GIRL Power Entrepreneurs with The "IT Girl" - 06/08/17 04:24 PM
Episode #98 of the Mail-Right
Real Estate Agent Podcast
GIRL Power Entrepreneurs with
The "IT Girl"
Australia's Jessica Nazarali
Listen: Episode #98
Jessica Nazarali is the Creator and Founder of It Girl Entrepreneur, a company dedicated to providing coaches and online entrepreneurs with the tools they need to create a meaningful career, while living out their best life.
"I help women create profitable, sustainable and scaleable online businesses.
Having left my lucrative corporate career behind to establish several successful online business, it’s my passion to help female entrepreneurs do the same.
My team and I have helped countless women around the world build successful, meaningful and lucrative businesses designed to help as … (1 comments)

real estate: FAQ #2: Wire Fraud! - 06/06/17 02:33 PM
FAQ: Do you take checks?
FAQ: What is Wire Fraud?
Traditionally, when buyers makes an offer, they include an Earnest Money Deposit or "good faith" deposit to be held by Escrow until they either close escrow and apply it towards the purchase price or cancel and it's refunded (in some, but not all cases). Buyers also send monies at the closing of escrow to pay the balance due, loan or not.
Buyers often ask if they can give me a check to deliver to escrow. "No. We do not handle money at all anymore, where in years past we did." Today we expect all … (3 comments)

real estate: They Don't Quit The Job, They Quit The Leader - 06/02/17 10:36 AM
  Your employees and team members do not quit their job, they quit your leadership or lack there of. I was listening to Darren Hardy speak on this topic in his Darren Daily this morning and it struck me as true. Then I began to wonder, what kind of leader am I? What kind of leader are you?   Darren gave 6 reasons why team members quit and it's a staggering 1/5 presently are looking for greener pastures. People do not leave jobs, they leave leaders. Why?       Here's the Top 6 Reasons Darren Hardy offered and my take … (47 comments)

real estate: Podcast Episode#096: Seller Financing and No $ Down Investing - 05/30/17 07:44 AM
Episode #96 of the Mail-Right
Real Estate Agent Podcast 
Seller Financing and No $ Down Investing???
Whitney Nicely is a fired up Millennial getting it done!
Whitney Nicely went from no investments (or strategies) to selling 19 houses, 19 apartment units and 7 lots of land in less than three years, creating mailbox money and financial stability.
What many say can't be done these days or are too afraid to try; Whitney travels the United States speaking on stages, teaching her simple strategies, and meeting with other successful real estate investors- and still buying houses the way she teaches others.
Since 2016, Whitney has led and trained hundreds of future real … (2 comments)

real estate: Podcast Episode #095: Kim Snider-Reverse Your Funnel - 05/27/17 12:58 PM
Episode #95 of the Mail-Right
Real Estate Agent Podcast 
Kim Snider has started 14 ventures, ranging from restaurants to a training video site for polo players. Some have been very, very successful. Others … not so much and she's very candid about this. She has made and lost millions and that my friends, is where true education and experience is developed. You can read about it in her book, How To Be The Family CFO. Kim has trained thousands to take control of their own financial future, in her Snider Investment Method workshops.
And, she had the top rated financial radio show in Dallas-Fort Worth for … (2 comments)

real estate: Podcast #094: Tom Cafarella is Investing In Distress! - 05/27/17 12:43 PM
Episode #94 of the Mail-Right
Real Estate Agent Podcast 
Tom Cafarella 
Tom Cafarella really comes across like a relational guy and Ocean City Development LLC is the kind of company you’d want to partner with as a real estate agent. When you have a client who's situation just can't get resolved by traditional real estate re-sale, refer it to Tom, get a fair offer, make money on the sale and then list it for him when they bring it back to the market. It’s a great win-win-win-win! The seller gets a quick, clean deal that they may not get from the retail public, the agent gets 2 deals, Tom’s crew takes an … (1 comments)

real estate: Podcast #92: Matthew Miale The RE Profet: Net vs. Gross - 05/27/17 12:29 PM
Episode #92 of the Mail-Right
Real Estate Agent Podcast 
Matthew Miale is a Keller Williams Top Producer and the founder of which is a software APP designed to help you work within your budget, pay your taxes with ease and even plan for retirement…(if you don’t , who will)?
Watch the Podcast here:
We discuss being bottom-line focused vs. top of the line celebrated. There is a huge difference between Gross Profits and Net Profits and having a budget. Being debt-free vs. going bankrupt when you receive your #1 in Production Awards (yes, it happens). Check out this important discussion with Matt Miale, The RE Prophet!Matthew Miale Phone: 860-539-2255 Mobile: 860-539-2255 Office: 860-313-0700 and … (0 comments)

real estate: Before and After: An ActiveRain Exercise in Editing - 05/21/17 07:55 AM
Photo editing is definitely a skill-set I'm self taught in as it became necessary to improve the quality of my listing photos, before I could afford a professional photographer. I used to take all my own photos and was very careful to edit them prior to posting them, because my clients were going to see them and my target market was going to be marketed by them.
It drives me bonkers when I see bad photos in the MLS:
Bad light, messy backgrounds, improper crops, photographer in the reflection of the mirror. There are agents that literally upload their raw cell phone photos and think "that's … (11 comments)

real estate: 2,000 Kitchen Tables - 05/15/17 06:07 AM
Sitting Down At Over 2,000 Tables 
Facing often two opposite-personalities, yet both making a decision.
I've been in sales for over 30 years. I've attended college courses, read hundreds of sales books, taken many years of sales trainings and continuing education and even worked with business coaches. But none of that is unique. Experienced, loyal, organized, good communicator, great negotiator, skilled problem solver; all true, none of it unique.
What is a USP? What is your USP? A USP is your Unique Selling Proposition; those qualities, tools, strategies or guaranteed results you offer that none can duplicate. Better yet, your USP's are your stories, those … (9 comments)

real estate: Bites and Bullets from Lunch - 05/13/17 10:42 PM
I had the amazing pleasure of having lunch 3 days in a row
with 10 Peak Producer Realtors 
from across the USA and Canada this past week
at Buffini & Company 's Peak Experience.
I thought I'd share some Soundbites and Bullet Points from my notes:
We can't confuse goals with tactics. (Losing 50lbs is a goal. Working out 4 days per week is a tactic). Be clear on your goals, so you have the right tactics in place to support them. You can only execute a plan, for the life you want to live. Real Estate is becoming overwhelmed with tech and more is coming. … (5 comments)

real estate: Don't Get Distracted by The Sideshow on the Way to the Main Event - 05/13/17 10:21 PM
You get from life what you'll tolerate.
Want more? Tolerate less...
"Success in the 21st Century comes down to FOCUS.
Protect Your Focus -The man with focus wins."
~ Darren Hardy
Want to close more deals?
Make more calls and tolerate less social media.
Less Distractions
Want to accomplish more per week?
Focus on one priority at a time.
Multitasking is a myth, don't tolerate interruptions.
Want to weigh 40lbs less?
Less T.V. more after dinner walks.
Tolerate less inactivity.
Want more romance in the marriage?
Ask her/him about her day; Lean in with interest.
Tolerate less indifference.
Want better relationships?
Less talk, more listen.
Tolerate less lack of attention.
Want to get out of debt?
Less credit, more cash. When you are out of … (0 comments)

real estate: Making Sure Those That Fight For It, Get A Piece of It Too! - 05/08/17 08:18 AM
I passed my test, so I may continue to Serve Those Who Serve us!
I'm proud to say that I've been getting residential real estate training for serving  our active duty and retired Military for almost 14 years now. Because of all the base closures in The Bay Area, I never got to work with many military clients. Moving to San Diego, CA fixed that! 
Over the years I've taken Military Relocation, Military Sensitivity Training: language and lifestyle. I've trained on rank/rate, pay scales, relocation services, etc. I have received training from Cartus, Navy Federal, USAA and Boots Across America to name a few.
I believe that … (5 comments)

real estate: Will You Die or Be The Butterfly? - 05/06/17 09:05 AM
People Fear CHANGE!
You Can Fear Change or Go Through Change, but if you fear it and do nothing,
it eventually kills your business. People rarely see the death sentence,
because it's not a sudden death,
it's a slow decay of what used to work and no longer does.
Every so many years I return my business to 
caterpillar-chrysalis-butterfly reborn. Notice I didn't say back to egg.
I plan self-inflicted and thought out change in my business. But, I don't start completely over, as my foundation is good.
I had to quote Nina Hollander here, she gave an insightful comment:
" no one changes until the pain of changing
is less than the pain of staying … (35 comments)

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

La Jolla, CA

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