san diego: Schools of University City in San Diego, CA 92122 - 06/17/17 09:57 AM
Schools of University City-
San Diego, CA 92122
The schools within University City are typically held in high regard and demand. Most are walkable to the neighborhoods they serve and a short commute on surface streets for those on the outer edges of this San Diego community. Listed below are the schools that are within 92122 or a short commute to it at the college university level.
University City of course gets it's name from it's immediate Western neighbor, University of California San Diego (UCSD). The Northern most area of UC is known as UTC or University Towne Centre which can be discerned by the … (1 comments)

san diego: 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)

san diego: Podcast Episode #099 Answers to the Housing Crisis w/ John DL Arendsen - 06/08/17 08:22 AM
Episode #99 of the Mail-Right
Real Estate Agent Podcast 
John DL Arendsen 
Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS
In this episode of the Mail-Right RE Agent Podcast Show #099, we have a fantastic chat with San Diego Surfer, Contractor, Real Estate Broker and Investor John DL Arendsen. John owns and operates: On The Level General Contractors, TAG Real Estate Sales and Investments and is affiliated with Crest Homes Factory Built Housing Developer and now AVAVA Britespace… Wheeew! That’s a lot of businesses, but, it lends to John’s expertise on this show’s topic of conversation; ADU’s or Accessory Dwelling Units and he also shares some insights on the “bad press” manufacture and modular … (8 comments)

san diego: Podcast Episode#097: We Interview Brian Buffini's Realtor! - 05/30/17 08:07 AM
Episode #97 of the Mail-Right
Real Estate Agent Podcast 
You Can Have Masssive Success with the Fundamentals and Top Producer Jamie Hopkins shares with us some secrets to his success. Jamie Hopkins has the incredible honor of not only being one the original coached real estate agents of Brian Buffini ( Buffini & Company ), but he happens to be Brian's friend and trusted Realtor! We discuss that history and much more in Episode 97!
Click the link above to listen on iTunes or click the link below to watch on
You'd think Jamie would have a big ego and only work the luxury markets of San … (2 comments)

san diego: 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)

san diego: 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)

san diego: 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)

san diego: 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)

san diego: 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)

san diego: 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)

san diego: 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)

san diego: It's a Balancing Act, Never True Balance, That Sets You Free! - 05/02/17 06:42 AM
I'm well trained on this topic by Buffini & Company and much of what I preach here is from that 17 years of training.
You will actually defeat the purpose of the peace of mind you seek, if you seek "balance" in your life. Balance is a myth. What you seek is always in flux, therefore it's balancing you seek; those precious moments where you achieve the escape from your business and truly focus on your life, family and goals.
I have posted so often on this topic, I feel I've already entered Jeff Dowler's wonderful contest 100 times. So here's the best of what I can offer you, … (3 comments)

san diego: IL Dolce Far Niente Di Domenica UCSD-La Jolla Style-3 - 05/01/17 07:00 AM
The Sweet Nothing of Sundays
Shhhh, I’m doing Sunday, My Silent Sunday.
No Phone, No Text, No Emails, No Meetings...Silence.
Sometimes we flop all day and relax, read books, garden, etc.- then go for an evening hike to get some exercise and enjoy the beauty of La Jolla's golden sunsets on the coast. 
 La Jolla Shores Sunset Walk
The value of a precious day off:
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; causes and … (7 comments)

san diego: 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)

san diego: 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)

san diego: 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 … (65 comments)

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:
"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
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


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

Thomas J.  Nelson, Realtor,CRS,ePro, Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast (Big Block Realty 858.232.8722) Rainmaker large

Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,ePro

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

La Jolla, CA

More about me…

Big Block Realty 858.232.8722

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

Mobile: 858-232-8722


Email Me




RSS 2.0 Feed for this blog