Melissa Zavala: San Diego County Broker, Speaker, Author

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



  It’s over! 2010 is just about over as is my participation in the December Challenge. I can’t say that I was terribly busy today, but yesterday was so busy that I was actually surprised by flurry of activity. Yesterday was yucky. We were supposed to close a short sale, but the buyer brought an o...
  The question about what a borrower can do in order to avoid foreclosure is one that people ask me all the time—maybe even twice daily. Lucky for many of us, tomorrow, (New Year's Eve), there are no foreclosures as city and county public offices in many areas are closed. Many borrowers contact m...
Well, if I am taking these posts two days at a time, this is my penultimate post in the 31 Days of December Challenge. The phones are a little bit quieter than usual. Agents seem to be taking it easy. And, if you can judge by the wait at the restaurant tonight, everyone seems to be out and about ...
  High Five and Happy New Year to You. It’s always interesting for me. When I think I have written something really awesome, I may not get any comments. Then, I see my posts that get quite a few hits, and I’m surprised. Here are my top five (on my personal blog—not on Active Rain) for 2010. Can y...
  With the arrival of the holidays, it has been a little bit more challenging to get work done—especially with family in and out and invitations here and there. Here’s how I have been working to jumpstart 2011 and generate additional business: Day 26 – On Sunday, December 26, I worked on my socia...
  This is my fourth and final post in a series about changes that many of us may need to make in order to really get control of our business in 2011. The series is really about reinventing yourself—making changes to the way you do business now in order to see some real impact in the coming year. ...
  I recently had a short sale seller who asked me why the bank requests so much stuff. This seller wanted to know why he had to submit tax returns, bank statements, and pay stubs in order to participate in a short sale transaction. First off, I think it is always important to keep in mind that al...
  I’ve probably got about 30 minutes before my husband goes ballistic that I am connected on Christmas Day. (He went to walk the dog, so I’ll be safe for a little while.) First off, Merry Christmas everyone.  Yesterday was kind of a family day because of the holiday. That being said I did respond...
  As we get closer to the holidays, the phones are getting a little lighter and the emails are not coming fast and furious. I guess folks are actually going to take a long weekend to smell the roses and enjoy family and friends. Yesterday, December 22, I did notice that the Bank of America short ...
  My son recently completed his second year on a local robotics team that met through his school. At a recent robotics event, the leaders of the event reviewed the core values for participation. And, one of those core values struck me and I cannot get it out of my head. “We honor the spirit of fr...

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Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County
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