Melissa Zavala: San Diego County Broker, Speaker, Author

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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Broadpoint Properties - Cal BRE #01324959



I'm still on vacation. In fact, I'm so much on vacation that I had to look at Outlook in order to double check that today was/is actually Wednesday. I'll be home in a few days. However, in the meanwhile, to keep the AR juices flowing, I'm posting a few botanical photographs for your enjoyment. No...
My friend Christie is a school nurse at a San Diego County middle school. The school receives all sorts of food donations, but does not have a kitchen or permission to prepare food on site. A few months ago, they received a donation of 140 bags of Hershey's semi-sweet chocolate chips. After seein...
I read Linda Davis' terrific blog post entitled "60 websites in 60 minutes". Truth be told that you need a lot more than sixty minutes to go through the post and try out all of the wonderful tools that she mentions. Here's a great tool that is quite a lot of fun to try: Wordle. Go to http://www.w...
This morning while I was walking on the treadmill, I watched CNN and learned about a feud between Lady Gaga and Jerry Seinfeld. If you haven't been following this important and newsworthy matter (read: sarcasm), here's the deal: Lady Gaga, who publicly raised her middle finger at a recent New Yor...
When considering summer vacation reading, most people like a good mystery, love story, or drama. My first summer read, however, was not from one of these genres. In fact, it was Soci@l, written by Ben Kinney with Jay Papasan. And, what a great read, it was. Having attended Rain Camp in Los Angele...
Agents: this recap is for you. I have now been active in the blogging community for over and year. I calculate that I have written at least 300 blogs posts specifically about short sales that are designed to help the RealtorĀ® navigate the short sale transaction. Here are five that have received g...
Attention North San Diego County Home Buyers: My friend and colleague, Jeff Dowler, wrote this very informative post about the down payment assistance programs available in North San Diego County. If you are a first time home buyer or are considering buying a home in the near future, this post i...
This is a follow up to my Father's Day blog post where all who commented seemed to think that I would never, ever leave San Diego County. But, I do leave town once in a blue moon. All of Mexico City watched the World Cup game today. Sadly for them, Mexico lost to Uruguay. Mexico City is famous fo...
My colleague, Broker Bryant Tutas of Central Florida, writes just about the best explanation I've ever seen on how to price a short sale so that two important things are accomplished: 1) an offer is received, and 2) the offer is accepted by the bank. If you work the short sale market and do not ...
If you are considering selling your home in Escondido, San Marcos, Vista, Oceanside or anywhere in San Diego County, there are a number of things to consider before hiring a RealtorĀ®. Here is a list of several blog posts that will provide you with lots of information about the current real estate...

Melissa Zavala

Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County
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