Melissa Zavala: San Diego County Broker, Speaker, Author

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



Foreclosure Sales. Are they the latest short sale trend? They sure seem to be. If you read my blog with any regularity whatsoever, then you may recall a post around a month ago in which I reported that the latest short sale trend, in my opinion, is the foreclosure sale. How did I arrive at this c...
Equator Short Sales at Bank of America If you are a listing agent who is processing a Bank of America short sale for one of your clients, then you may already be familiar with Bank of America's Internet-based short sale platform called Equator. Bank of America started using Equator in order to pr...
This post is about manners. I've seen lots of post written by Realtors® about manners before, but this one is not about returning phone calls or even answering the telephone. This one is about using the simple phrase, Thank you. When I was a child, I remember that when my grandparents came over t...
San Marcos Realtor® Are you looking to hire a San Marcos Realtor® to help you buy a home in San Marcos, California? If so, this blog post has some tips for how to hire a qualified Realtor® to help you with you buy a home in San Marcos, Escondido, Vista, and beyond. First off, using a San Marcos R...
Escondido Short Sale Buyers You may remember the famous phrase, "Listen to your Auntie Mabel; get your elbows off the table." If you have never heard it before and even if you have heard it too many times to count, you know that this phrase is all about listening to your elders and respecting the...
When I left my office in Escondido, I was right behind this guy and his dog when I was driving through San Marcos yesterday afternoon on my way to my home in Encinitas. It looks like he sure is living life to the fullest, and taking time to smell the roses (or the coffee)-as they say. With all of...
Help may be on the way for California short sale sellers in the form of two great bills that could help short sale sellers concerned with deficiency judgments on their short sales. You see, sometimes when participating in a short sale transaction and receiving short sale approval, the approval le...
Escondido Short Sale If you live in the city of Escondido and want to sell your home in a short sale transaction, you may be wondering if it is possible to succeed. The reason you may be wondering whether it is possible to succeed in an Escondido short sale is because you have probably read in th...
Last night I was decompressing after my busy weekend and watching a few programs on television. My mind was wandering and I heard the word ‘Blackberry' within the context of the program. The wife said to the husband that she didn't want Blackberries in the house. Admittedly, I wasn't all there. B...
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 newspaper or the Internet...

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