Carlsbad Homes for Sale & Real Estate Tips

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The Southern California Relocation Dude, originally from Boston, shares what he knows about Carlsbad and other North San Diego County communities. Whether you are interested in specific Carlsbad neighborhoods, things to do (e.g., shopping, touristy stuff, recreation, dining), or local housing market conditions, you'll find it here. Search for Carlsbad homes for sale (and other nearby coastal areas, too), learn about new neighborhoods, and get the scoop on the things YOU should know about buying and selling a home in Carlsbad or nearby. Let me know how I can help you! And if you are planning a relocation to or from the area, you'll find lots of tips about relocation, whether you are a buyer or a seller.

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2006 

I just got back from our quarterly CRS meeting here in Southern California. Bernice Ross was our featured speaker, and among the MANY great tips and suggestions was a lead follow-up system focused on homeownersip called My Home Management Club. It sounded like a great idea which I plan to try (e....
09/29/2006
This is a great value for someone looking to live in 2-bedroom unit and have a 2 BR unit for rental income, or for an investor. It could also be a good second home at the beach with income.Both units have 2 baths (1 in the master), an open living/dining area, and approx. 1080 SF of living space. ...
09/26/2006
I just spent 5 days back on the Boston area visiting family and friends, and also chatted a bit with some old colleagues in my RE/MAX office in Cambridge (home of MIT and Harvard). Like San Diego, Boston has been one of the hottest real estate markets and in the last few years has gone through dr...
09/26/2006
In case you did not see these, here are a couple of recent articles on the housing market. The first is from the North County Times Blog post on "House Prices Drop for First Time in Years." A related editorial piece in the NC TImes is entitled "No Need to Start a Panic" and based on the research ...
09/18/2006
Here are some suggestions for working with relocating buyers (coming to your area), gleaned from my personal experience relocating a significant distance 4 times (and moving 5 other times) and assisting multiple buyers in moves around the country. Always keep in mind that not only are you helping...
09/15/2006
For those of you in California....especailly those buyers looking in the Carlsbad area.Because of the slower market and so many buyers sitting on the fence, I thought it might be helpful to see if I could drum up more business with First Time Buyers (it's tough for many people, let alone first ti...
09/12/2006
Is anyone using staging to better market their listings in this slower time, and if so are you having success? Do you stage yourself or are you using a registered stager, a la Barb Schwarz?Also curious about Feng Shui, which is becoming much more popular in the Realtor community here in Californi...
09/11/2006
For those of you who might work with people who are relocating, I have posted my thoughts, based on personal and professional experience, on my Relocation A to Z blog. Relocation can get very complex, and if you have not been involved before this may be helpful to you so you understand the client...
09/11/2006
I have recently had a couple of experiences with buyers who were using Zillow to help them decide what to offer on property I have listed (not my buyers!!). Clearly their agent was not counseling them (out of the area agent). Needless to say this is so far off it was hard to even counter. Anyhow,...
09/10/2006
I just wrote another post on Relocation A to Z about relocating with pets, which I have done a number of times. Thought this might help buyers who are moving, as well as agents who are assisting buyers who need to move with their pets. There are some others resources listed as well.
09/08/2006
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