covid19: Zooming (Safely) Through a Tour of Homes in San Diego, CA - 04/25/20 06:25 PM
Back To Work! Zooming (Safely) Through a Tour of Homes in San Diego, CA
I performed my first Zoom tour today with 3 buyers watching me
tour them through 4 houses.
It took 90 minutes longer than it would have if we were all
attending in person, but it felt great to keep my clients, myself
and ultimately our families safe.
All 4 properties were vacant. The tour took 2.5 hours.
 
I called 3 listing agents Friday and called one on the fly today as we added a fourth property mid tour. We discussed my typical due diligence questions and COVID-protocols. 
 
One asked me for our new COVID-19 CAR Form … (12 comments)

covid19: How To Survive the “FREE RENT” Pandemic in CA! - 04/09/20 05:48 PM
How To Survive the “FREE RENT” Pandemic in CA!    
 
(Please forgive the format, Active Rain Gremlins jacked up this post)
 
WARNING! The information below is not for bleeding hearts, it's for property owners that have helped provid ehousing, improved comps and contibuted to their local economy. These are tough facts and educated opinions regarding a plague we’re facing in CA and it’s not COVID-19. If you don’t own rental property, please share this with someone that does: clients, friends, relatives (in CA).
 
 
 
Below, I’m summarizing the 90-minute AOA video-
(Apartment Owners Association) included here.
 
Rent Control: The problem it creates “Tenant Welfare”. The difference between what … (7 comments)

covid19: Health, Housing & The Health of Housing in San Diego Week 4/COVID-19 - 04/09/20 07:02 AM
 
Health, Housing & The Health of Housing
in San Diego, CA Week 4/COVID-19
 
 
To Sell Or Not To Sell?
Housing continues to be a low supply, demand remains high = it's a seller's market still in most of San Diego's sought after neighborhoods under $1,300,000. Buyers are still buying under the guise that maybe some homeowners are more negotiable right now and definitely there is less competition. Meanwhile, per our MLS sold homes - are selling between 98.3% and 99.2% of their asking prices on average, with certain neighborhoods reporting as low as 93% while others as much as 104% of asking price. Some of the … (3 comments)

covid19: The new reality or Day Ten of how we conduct our real estate business... - 03/30/20 11:53 PM
Endre Barath, Jr. made so many great points in his post today, (good job Endre) I wanted to be a megaphone for his blog post. I'm hoping you will read his motivational message and positive post and share it with your peeps. Leadership and cooler heads will prevail with facts over fear and taking your REALTOR hat off long enough to check in with your peeps using  your two ears and one mouth. Let them hear you listen. Please give your comments to Endre's blog.
The new reality or Day Ten of how we conduct our real estate business and business in general  under the California Shelter in Place … (6 comments)

covid19: Pause, Plan, Pivot, Proceed! - 03/28/20 01:05 PM
Pause, Plan, Pivot, Proceed!
I’m sharing a philosophy I practice, born of deeply personal events in my life. I’m not preaching at you, nor do I seek converts; I'm simply sharing and I know you can think for yourself...chew the meat and spit out the bones.
I will not buy into the media sensationalized hype, I will not abide negative chicken little people and I will not cower in fear even, though I am aware of the seriousness of this virus and the state of the world. I believe the responsible thing to do is stay home, stay healthy and not hoard supplies. I understand … (26 comments)

covid19: Uncertain Times? Certainly Not! - 03/23/20 09:25 AM
Uncertain Times?  Certainly Not!
 Remaining positive and productive while staying informed.
 
 
I certainly am going to work out daily, as usual. Staying healthy is critical. I just won't do it at the gym. (5 mile hikes with my dog have been my exercise of choice 5x week).
I certainly will shower and dress for work each day. I just have a really short commute to my home office across the hall.
I certainly will limit my exposure to sensationalized, fear mongering news. I will stay informed through a balanced and trusted "mutual fund" of resources.
I certainly will work in my business per "usual". I just won't … (45 comments)

covid19: CAR Attorney: RE Agent Activities Not Essential Services - 03/23/20 06:40 AM
"As we continue to navigate through the daily changes of the coronavirus situation, and the impact on our industry, our goal is to provide you with the tools and information to successfully manage your business. 
With the recent ‘Stay at Home’ directive from our Governor, the real estate industry was not deemed an “essential” business, at this time.  We recommend that you follow the guidelines outlined in this order, as well as the recommendations from the California Association of REALTORS®"  Sent to me from our local board of REALTORS® today.
We are part of the big three immediate basic needs: Food, Shelter & Clothing. However, in … (17 comments)

covid19: Are Real Estate Agent Activities Essential Services? - 03/23/20 06:39 AM
We are part of the big three immediate basic needs: Food, Shelter & Clothing. However, in California (and anywhere else in the USA a state's mandatory "shelter in place" order exists). it's important to know the California law does not, so likely your state doesn't either. Mitigate COVID-19 now for the 2.5 weeks we were ordered to and help us return to health and work sooner, otherwise we're looking at longer shelter in place downtimes. Please read her follow up post too: 
CAR Attorney: RE Agent Activities Not Essential Services Does anyone know if real estate agent activities representing sellers and buyers are considered … (15 comments)

covid19: Can I Play With Madness? Staying Positive While Working From Home - 03/20/20 07:56 AM
 "I have no choice but to go through this. But, I can choose how I  go through this and how I'll feel about myself when ZI look back on it." Thomas J. Nelson
Barry Habib is an mortgage industry executive, and Founder and CEO of MBS Highway. Barry, a well known professional speaker and TV commentator on the Mortgage and Real Estate markets offered some fantastic health, financial, mortgage and real estate advice in an emergency Facebook Live yesterday (March 19,2020).   Watch Video Here
I have worked from home on and off for 35 years across 5 careers including the last 1.3 years in real estate. … (35 comments)

covid19: An Open Letter To COVID-19 - 03/18/20 01:53 PM
An open letter to COVID-19   Abundance, Gratitude, Positivity, Inspirational, Resolute, Opportunity, Community, Connection; all words used by the Century Toastmasters today (video meeting) as each member offered up their positive solutions and best practices for today's "new normal COVID-19 world". Allow me to share the "good stuff" we discussed:  These are unprecedented times in the COVID-19 world. We will persevere if we remain calm, generous and resolved to do so, no matter our circumstances.We were reminded today that you have the power to turn this moment in time into a great memory! How?Reinvest in you; brush the dust off your … (32 comments)

covid19: Keep Calm, Wash Your Hands: COVID-19 San Diego And California INFO - 03/15/20 11:44 AM
COVID-19 San Diego And California
 As a business owner #SmallBusinessStrong, husband, father and good neighbor I'm staying positive, calm and keeping informed. The risk of corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) for the general San Diego County population remains low. Take precautions, be safe and sane with common sense decisions. It's business as usual for me so far, in fact our real estate market is busier than 2017 when we had seemed to peak. This too shall pass (as did the previous 6 pandemics in the last 17 years). This too shall pass and then how will we remember our actions, behavior, competence … (12 comments)

 
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& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

La Jolla, CA

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