san diego: 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)

san diego: 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)

san diego: 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
 

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san diego: 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
 
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san diego: 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)
 
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san diego: Live MLS - Homes For Sale Over $1 Million in La Jolla, CA - 03/19/17 10:05 AM
 
 Active Homes For Sale asking $1,000,000
or more in La Jolla, CA 
 
Direct Feed from San Diego's Live MLS!
With our hot market, there's still room to negotiate
in this price point!
Please click here for La Jolla Homes Under $500,000
 
 
 La Jolla Homes Under $500,000
La Jolla Homes Between $500K-$1,000,000
 
 
 
 
I have Lived in La Jolla and it's adjacent communities like Regents La Jolla, La Jolla Crossroads,
La Jolla Mesa Estates, etc. since 2003. Let me show you why I'm so passionate about
helping people live and own in this great towne centre & village!
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san diego: Live MLS - Homes For Sale $500,000-$1,000,000 in La Jolla, CA - 03/19/17 01:56 AM
Active Homes For Sale $500,000-$1,000,000
in La Jolla, CA 
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 Under $500,000
 

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san diego: 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
 
 
 
 
 
 
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san diego: 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)

san diego: 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
 
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san diego: Far From "The Car" in America's Finest City - 03/13/17 04:12 PM
This is my March 2017 ActiveRain Contest #3 entry for: 
March 2017 challenge, Tell me the most unique or special place you have lived? by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington 
The most unique home I’ve ever lived in was my car, in the parking lot of my high school.
I was homeless for a few weeks at age 16-17, my senior year. I left a mostly mentally abusive situation, some physical, for fear of what it was doing to me and what I was becoming as a result of it. It was not a planned departure, so I spent a few weeks living in … (37 comments)

san diego: 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)

san diego: Divorced, Stressed, Broke, Poor Health, but... #1 in Sales! - 03/11/17 02:08 PM
Don't mind me, I'm just thinking out loud...
 
Would it surprise you if I shared I heard a *true story about a very “successful agent” who Grossed $900,000 in 2016, per his 1099, but her Net was only $135,000 and from that $135K, she still needed to pay the taxes on the $900K?
 
 
What if I shared, I know of an *agent that Grossed $300,000 in his 3rd year in the industry, (not bad!) but had no money in the bank, no money to pay the IRS and a wife that was barely hanging on due to his absence (whether he was physically home … (74 comments)

san diego: A Winning Equation: Run - Rest + Recharge x Recover = Success! - 03/10/17 12:58 PM

I cringe when sales people e.g. real estate agents brag on how little sleep they get, how available they are by phone to their clients and how they'll leave the dinner table or a family vacation to assist a client. They think theirs extra trophy's, extra pay, extra credit for this behavior...NOT! They are heading for the big crash, the burnout that kills the joy, the enthusiasm and the effectiveness of that agent's skills. The big crash can show up in their health, their marriage, their relationship with their kids, their production, etc.
Lack of sleep, lack of rest, lack of down time, makes us … (8 comments)

san diego: Can You Show Me Other Broker's Listings in San Diego, CA? - 03/10/17 03:51 AM
"Can You Show Me Other Broker's Listings?" is a common question I get. I'm always surprised by two things...
That I always assume my buyers (and sellers for that matter) know this. That they do not realize this. Assumptions are dangerous in sales, especially real estate.
 
 
Mr & Mrs. Buyer, I will show you any property on the market, meeting your criteria and budget, for sale through the MLS, websites, off market for sale, new construction, for sale by owner (cooperating) and even ones that are not for sale but I convince to consider selling for you!
 
Mr & Mrs. Seller, I do invite all brokerages and … (3 comments)

san diego: Podcast Episode 86: Video & Facebook Ads, Best Practices and Myths - 03/10/17 02:54 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  show #57.
 
Checkout ActiveRain member Jonathan Denwood and myself on our latest episode!
 
Listen Here-click the link:
 Episode 86
 
Creating videos for your business in 2017 is a necessary component of your Marketing Plan! Grant shares effective Facebook Paid Advertising, Lead Generation, Sales Best Practices Grant has a refreshing, very matter of fact approach to kicking real estate agents into gear and getting out of … (0 comments)

san diego: Podcast Episode 85: Coaching Like You've Never Heard It Delivered! - 03/10/17 02:38 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  show #57.

Checkout ActiveRain member Jonathan Denwood and myself on our latest episode!
 
Listen Below, Click The Link
Listen Here-click the link:
 Episode 85
 
 
 
I have to be honest, when we booked Kim Ades, Frame of Mind Executive Coach on our show, I was prepared to grill her hard. As a long time coached member of Buffini & Compnay, I have high standards for coaching, since … (0 comments)

san diego: Podcast Episode 84: Every Seller Needs To Ask Their Agent This! - 03/10/17 02:15 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  show #57.

Checkout ActiveRain member Jonathan Denwood and myself on our latest episode!
 
Listen Here-click the link:
 
Episode 84
 
Mr. Aaron Hendon, Top Producer from Seattle who’s an investor, real estate agent, entrepreneur and author.Aaron's putting action behind his words and education by teaching buyers and sellers how to hire a Realtor, work with a Realtor and set expectations upfront. Aaron’s book: Won’t Get Fooled Again … (0 comments)

san diego: It's Garbage Day, Time To Take Out The Head Trash - 03/09/17 07:36 AM
Head Trash is the stinking thinking only you see the world through; your conditioned response mechanism. The "knee-jerk" reaction in you instead of the thought out response from you. It's your fears, your life experiences, your beliefs arrived at by all you've been through. But, I have not been through that, I've been through my own. And your clients their own and other Realtors their own and so on. So, essentially no one is wrong, yet a problem exists, so someone needs to change something or else here we are, stuck.
 
 
This why we take the positions we do, why some of us … (12 comments)

san diego: Fix & Flippin' Out (part 1) - 03/06/17 06:06 AM
 
Before you set out to flip that house, do your research before you flip out after the close of escrow on your fix n flip investment plan! San Diego has so many weekend warriors in the fix n flip game these days, They watch a season of Flip That House on HGTV or attend the "It's Easy To Get Rich Quick" 3 Day Seminar and voila, crappy rehabs hit the market with cut corners or goofy choices in materials and workmanship. We also have a few well known professional rehab / fix n flip crews that put out a good product.
In my opinion, we … (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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Address: 4445 Eastgate Mall, Ste. 200, San Diego, CA, 92121

Mobile: 858-232-8722

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