Melissa Zavala: San Diego County Broker, Speaker, Author

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

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2012 

Did you know that the City of Escondido has a first time homebuyer’s program where eligible homebuyers can get up to $25,000 towards the purchase of a home? Wow! That’s really great, right? Just today, we received an email in our office where a local Escondido resident asked the following questio...
01/30/2012
First off, I guess everything really depends upon your definition of a backup offer. After reading the guidelines, I’d surmise that Equator and the average agent probably have a very different definition of the term backup offer. For me, a backup offer is any offer that I receive and ‘hold’ after...
01/29/2012
It’s always our goal to help you stay ahead of the game. Hey… you already are ahead of the game—brave enough to stare short sales in the face and take short sale listings. Here’s a recap of some of the interesting stuff that went on this past week in the distressed property arena: Fannie Mae Exte...
01/28/2012
Southern California, San Diego, and North San Diego County are just about the most lovely places to visit and hang your hat. In fact, did you know that San Diego has the famous tagline, “America’s Finest City”? San Diego and San Diego County are perhaps best know for the World Famous San Diego Zo...
01/27/2012
Sounds fishy, right? While surely Brad Pitt has purchased and sold a number of homes, it is Brad Pitt’s portrayal of Billy Beane in the movie Moneyball that can really teach us a lot about the way we think about real estate. Don’t worry. If you have not seen the movie yet, we won’t be spoilers. F...
01/26/2012
Putting your Escondido home up for sale can be stressful. When you sell your home (especially if it is your primary residence), this means that you have to pack and have a plan for your future move. Here are three hot tips for Escondido home sellers: Start packing before you put your home on the ...
01/24/2012
It’s the beginning of a new year, and many agents have made New Year’s Resolutions: take more listings, do more open houses, send out more direct mail, etc. Generally, it’s a time of year when business people are extremely motivated; it’s an opportunity for a new beginning.  However, there also s...
01/23/2012
I cannot remember the exact figure, but some Sandicor (MLS) mucky muck told me the average age of the San Diego Realtor® was somewhere between 55 and 65 years old. If that’s the case, then the average agent is probably addressing marketing and prospecting using many traditional methods such as di...
01/22/2012
It’s always my goal to help you stay ahead of the game. Hey… you already are ahead of the game—brave enough to stare short sales in the face and take short sale listings. Here’s a recap of some of the interesting stuff that went on this past week in the distressed property arena: How to Curb Shor...
01/21/2012
Rancho Verde Estates in Southwest Escondido located west of the 15 freeway near scenic Lake Hodges, Felicita Park and the Westfield North County Fair. Located in the 92029 ZIP code, the setting of Rancho Verde Estates in Escondido is extremely picturesque—with scenic views and gorgeous westerly s...
01/19/2012
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