Melissa Zavala: San Diego County Broker, Speaker, Author

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



Just about a week and a half ago, I wrote a blog post about Fannie Mae's approach to short sales when there is a pending auction date or Trustee's Sale. This is an important post for agents to read if they are listing short sales where the subject property is already in the midst of the foreclosu...
Broadpoint Properties, a North San Diego County Real Estate Brokerage, has just moved to a new location. We are now bigger and better than ever before! Our office now boasts over 4000 square feet of workspace, including two conference rooms, and a gorgeous lobby. We are situated in downtown Escon...
Melissa Zavala DRE #01324959 | Broadpoint Properties | (760) 839-3838 4874 Palmetto Drive, Oceanside, CA Gorgeous Family Home! Don't Delay 4BR/2BA Single Family House offered at $280,000 Year Built 1987 Sq Footage 1,411 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors 1 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Siz...
I love to park on the sideline and watch heads roll. That's what I've been doing with HomePath and Fannie Mae. But, finally, today, I've decided to put my car in drive. Have you been following the saga of HomePath (the Fannie Mae division that managers the inventory of Fannie Mae owned homes) and...
Last week I wrote a blog post about how to create a database of individuals who are in your sphere of influence. This post is a follow-up in which I will review how to use the database of leads or prospects in order to generate business. The sphere of influence is one of the most important compon...
Question: How much does it cost to list your Escondido short sale? Answer: Nothing! In San Diego County right now, there are over 3000 active and contingent short sale listings for sale.* Some parts of San Diego County have more short sales then others. Escondido has more short sale listings then...
Oceanside short sales are becoming increasingly more common. Some sellers in Oceanside California owe more on their properties than their home is worth and need to sell right now. Many of those homeowners who need to sell their homes right now in Oceanside may need to do so because of a job loss,...
You're Invited! It may be hard to believe, but there is an art to working the short sale. From taking the listing to opening escrow, certain techniques can be used to make the transaction move along more quickly and efficiently. And . . . if you have been anywhere near a newpaper or the Internet,...
Our business has been very involved in negotiating short sales over the last three years or so. These past few months we have noticed some specific trends with regard to short sale negotiations. Today I wanted to write about one of those trends: the postponement of the Trustee’s Sale (or foreclos...
I've read a few blog posts lately where real estate agents discuss how they are spending their ad dollars. Many agents made comments on the posts and shared their ideas. Here are a few things that were on the suggestion list: direct mail, blogging, Internet websites, social media, Craigslist, sig...

Melissa Zavala

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