Postcards From Success - San Diego, CA

Real Estate Agent - Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - CA BRE# 01261476
Thomas invites you into his business, life and beloved city of San Diego, CA. He authentically shares about his life in San Diego as a husband, father, real estate business owner and still a tourist of San Diego! He enjoys living and working in the UTC/La Jolla, a popular community near UCSD and one of San Diego's best Real Estate Markets. Enjoy the posts, share your feedback and please comment on his pearls of wisdom and nuggets of gold.



 "Love is not what makes the world go round. Love is what makes the journey worth while."-UnknownTime to place a call to, write a note to (not an e-mail) or carve out an hour for that person you love, but may not have been reminded of it recently. When your planning your week, block out some wife...
Welcome To The New "Short Sale" (Our Latest Depreciating Market): STUDENT LOANS Yep, the default rate of student loans is the highest it's been since 1997. I have had 2 clients that wanted to buy their first condo, declined due to student loan issues. One of them told me most of their friends wer...
I found these Open House Tips from Wayne and Jean Zuhl  to be great and simple ideas as well as they got my creative juices flowing. Make Your Open House Stand Out! Hold open houses after work or during lunchtime on weekdays. Hold the open all day long from unconventional times of 9am to 6 pm. If...
Why Do People Refer You?     YOU DELIVER EXCELLENCE (not perfection)   Customer Service Departments exist because we’re not perfect. And oh by the way, customer service is not a department, it's a mindset. People refer you because they have a degree of confidence in your ability to deliver. You a...
Ever wonder how your FICO Score is determined? As a property manager I'm always checking applicants to rent credit history & FICO scores. It's an important part of the screening which comes down to numbers: income numbers, credit numbers and phone numbers of past landlords (at least 2).   Accordi...
 Ever wonder why we experience a "bipolar" industry? We encounter agents who act like you interrupted their dinner when call on their listings, or agents you can never reach or hear back from? When you do get in escrow they bulldoze their way through escrows and make you put them on your “never a...
Jason is my #1 Direct Lender. He and I have worked together for many years. The "How To Finance Your Closing Costs When Buying A Home" explanation is easy to read & understand, which is why I love working first-time buyers with Jason. He's also quite sophisticated which is why more experienced bu...
 What Matters Most (from my notes, from years of coaching) Discover: What Matters Most (to you, your family, your health, your career, etc.) and then choose to live by What Matters Most daily... Choosing What Matters Most daily gives you peace of mind. Life is full of problems, in fact life witho...
My bride works for an airline at the gate in San Diego. Their main hub is SFO (San Francisco). Very often they have delays from SD to SFO due to SFO fog (what a surprise) or rain. Inevitably many guest come up to her and get in her face and complain that: "They will never fly her airline again." ...
One Perspective: OPPORTUNITY ISNO WHERE   Change of Perspective: OPPORTUNITY ISNOW HERE  Same letters, essentially the same phrase, but two completely different outlooks.    "The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra."Football Coach, Jimmy Johnson You know the old ada...

Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D

& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast
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