san diego real estate: Summer Soldiers: The Reality of Discount Realty (Part 1) - 08/06/18 01:17 PM
The Reality of Discount Realty
"These are the times that try men's souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman." ~ Thomas Paine speaking of REALTORS®, the Winter Patriots!
Without fail, every boon real estate market will experience a boom in discount brokers. The phenomenon is always the same:
Market shifts to a sellers’ market, misleading the public that it takes no skills or experience to sell a home, so why pay for it? We just put a sign on … (0 comments)

san diego real estate: The Riches in The Niches I'm Finding In RCS-D / San Diego, CA - 07/31/18 09:52 PM
The Riches in The Niches I'm Finding In RCS-D
I feel funny entering my own contest, but some insisted, so here I go...
Ironically, my July Contest: Your Riches Are In The Niches! was my entry in the May 2018 Contest hosted by Debe Maxwell, CRS: ActiveRain Challenges & Contest Ideas - What's Yours? 
We were challenged to come up with a contest premise that would allow us to learn from others in The Rain. I thought to myself, “I have done this at least 5 times during my careers, why not see what others would do?” I was thinking of when I needed … (4 comments)

san diego real estate: This Amazing Remodeled House... is for the Birds! - 07/31/18 08:32 AM
Search current inventory of  Under Priced Homes In San Diego, CA
Listing Details"Birdland Neighborhood" House For Sale in San Diego, CA - Serra Mesa Community2621 Sprig Place, San Diego, CA 92123
Price: $643,314
MLS number: 18004078
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1050
Call/Text Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR® at 858-232-8722 to see if this property is still available, answer your questions and arrange a private showing.A wonderful opportunity to own a remodeled home in the Serra Mesa area of West/Central San Diego. Beautifully Updated cul-de-sac house located in the desirable "Birdland" neighborhood of Serra Mesa. Where do we start with the updates? Updated: Kitchen, New Appliances, Remodeled Bathrooms, Windows, HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Breaker Panel, Paint, Mature Landscaping, New Water Heater, Fences … (6 comments)

san diego real estate: No Guarantees: Passion & Purpose (Revisited - PFS 006) - 07/24/18 07:33 PM

It was a thrill to turn my "most famous" blog post into a Podcast recently!
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This is the post that earned me my first commission check from my blog!
It went viral and caught fire throughout SoCal Coldwell Banker, my brokerage at the time. 
I closed a $550,000 escrow as a result of a referral that … (2 comments)

san diego real estate: Podcast #135: From Federal Prison to Forbes - The Hardcore Closer - 02/17/18 08:28 AM

Here’s A Short Intro Bio By RyanFirst, I write my own bios. Second I have a long ass list of accomplishments that even I can’t believe. In order not to come off too “braggy” I’ll probably leave some of my accomplishments out of this as well. Just know, I’m a BAMF who is not afraid to fail or take action. I’ve never had a job with a salary. I’ve always worked hourly + commission or just straight commission. I’ve been in sales since I was 13 years old. I started out selling car washes in Plano, Texas.
I became … (2 comments)

san diego real estate: Podcast #133: Investor's and Income Property- Protecting YOUR ASSests - 02/17/18 08:26 AM

We interview Scott Smith founder of the Royal Legal Solutions we discuss how you can protect your and your clients property assets.
Did you know one in four Americans will be sued in their lifetimes? Real estate investors are targeted even more frequently. If you get sued, the only question that matters is whether your assets are legally protected. We interview Scott Smith about how you legally can protect your or your client’s real estate assets.
Asset protection is like fire insurance, only instead of saving you from fire damage it prevents lawsuits from wiping out your assets. Proper asset protection provides full … (0 comments)

san diego real estate: Podcast #132: Building a Brand and Remaining Relevant - 02/17/18 08:25 AM

We go North with this episode with our interview of award winning Canadian Broker Jordan Boyes is only approaching his 7th year in the business. Having been the overall top producer at Hallmark Realty Ltd. for the last four years he was there he recently broke the all time sales record for the company.
Appearing as the cover story of The Real Estate Magazine in April of 2014, he attributes his success to great communication & availability, constantly staying on top of the market, continuous learning & coaching, great customer service and an extremely high work ethic that he implements throughout the … (0 comments)

san diego real estate: Podcast #131: Are You Getting Quality Leads In 2018? Here's How! - 02/17/18 08:25 AM

On the Mail-Right Podcast Episode #131 we are joined by AJ Wilcox, a self proclaimed Ads Evangelist and founder of B2Linked, an online ad agency that specializes in ads for businesses looking to make B2B connections. is a Certified Ads Partner, which lends credibility to their services, directly from
We discuss the many uses, mistakes people make and tools available on
Why advertise on, don’t you just want to concentrate on Facebook these days?
How to create a robust profile.
Do ads work for all businesses?
How to connect with people properly on
What can a Residential Realtor … (0 comments)

san diego real estate: First Time On The Market: 3-4 Bedroom House Chula Vista, CA. - 01/20/18 04:38 PM
House on Large Lot - Chula Vista Highlands, CA: First Time on the market since it was custom built by Corky McMillian for Corky in 1964! Corky McMillin started his business in San Diego, CA in 1960 as a remodeling and custom-home builder.  This home has been updated and features a very functional, low maintenance est. 1/4 acre lot. Agents, Go direct to show!
Should work for all loan types: conventiaonal, VA and FHA!
Take A Peek!
    Cul De Sac prime location!
    3 bedrooms (potential 4 bedroom),
    2 baths, 2 car garage, balcony & patio.
    Estimated 1/4 Acre lot
SAY HELLO TO … (11 comments)

san diego real estate: It's Your Home; Not A Bank, Not An ATM - 01/09/18 07:30 PM
Good Lord, did we learn nothing?
So, maybe you shot yourself in the right foot in 2007?
This commercial wants you to shoot the left foot too in 2018. 
Do Not Do This!
Many factors contributed to the worst economy, real estate market and suicide rate since the Great Depression, but let's face it; Big Banks were the catalyst, were never punished - bailed out in fact and now they want you to "go back Jack, do it again, wheel turning round and round". (Steely Dan)
Your House Is Not An ATM!
NO! No, No, No...Here's exactly how to repeat the worst real estate market depreciation since The Great … (5 comments)

san diego real estate: Podcast #125: The 2017 NAR Conference & Expo in Review - 12/10/17 09:05 AM
We discuss the recent National Association of Realtors Conference & Expo which was recently held in Chicago with Karen Conrad who recently attended conference. What were in Karen’s opinion were the best presentations and speakers.
As a veteran in the real estate business, Karen Conrad has all of the credentials that have backed and built her reputation as a true leader and a success on behalf of her clients throughout the West.
Karen has been a practicing broker-owner for more than 26 years; she is licensed in both California and Nevada, “Every day of my life I strive to exceed my client’s expectations … (0 comments)

san diego real estate: Podcast: #124 Take Control of Your Referrals & Grow Your Business - 12/10/17 09:05 AM
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We have a great interview here with our special guest Stacey Brown Randle who is the founder of “Take Control of Your Referrals” which is all about a process that will allow you to build a book of business based on getting quality referrals leads on a regular monthly basis. Thomas discusses with Stacey on some of the basic mistakes that people do on a regular basis connected to developing a referral network.
Take Control of Your Referrals & Grow Your BusinessStacey is the Business Growth Accelerator who figured out how to grow her business and now work with … (0 comments)

san diego real estate: #500 Celebrated; It's About Engaging People, Not Posting Articles - 11/19/17 11:46 AM
My 500th came in 11/18/2017
Blogging is more than just posting articles; it's engagement with your audience, networking partners and local market.
What a difference 10 months makes! 
     November 2018                                          February 2018

Thank you
to my
my now
Active Rain followers!
#500 came in yesterday and
#501 just behind him.
So, thank you Jay Valento!
Jay is a Long Beach, CA real estate agent that  is the owner of the Red Wagon Team!
Based on Jay's profile, he looks to be a long-time
Active Rain member since 2008.
Talk to Jay Valento … (4 comments)

san diego real estate: Once They Are Sold... STOP Selling! - 10/29/17 01:43 PM
Once they are sold, stop selling!
 It's showmanship; Leaving On A High Note!
This has been my approach to presenting...
ever since the day I first unsold, my already sold prospect...oh the humanity that was painful!
When enough is enough...
My Listing Presntation is Simple:
1. Property Walk-through
2. Home Enhancement Checklist
3. Market Values & Marketing Plan (Expectations)
4. Negotiating Plan (Expectations)
5. Transaction Management (Expectations)
6. Problem Solving Plan (Expectations)
7. Client Appreciation Program: Explained
This has gone as quick as 15 minutes and as long as 1.5 hours; the client decided, not me. But I read the signs that lead to the amount of time needed. It will be different every time.
Now, depending on whom I present … (2 comments)

san diego real estate: 1920's Craftsman: Living Off The Most Delicious Street in San Diego - 10/22/17 09:35 AM
Normal Heights 2 bedroom Craftsman
off Adams Ave & Antique Row!
Check Out This House Here!

2 bedrooms, 1 baths, on a 2,777 sq.ft. lot
Just off Antique Row and the section of Adams Ave dubbed "The Most Delicious block in San Diego" (by the San Diego Union Tribune) w/ trendy and traditional Normal Heights dining Close to restaurants, unique shops and cafes, close to schools, shopping and freeway access.
Virtual Tour
Welcome home to this charming craftsman w/wood flooring, crown moulding and wood burning fireplace. Formal dining within easy reach of kitchen offers original built-ins. Kitchen offers generous cabinet space, pantry and breakfast nook, hallway … (13 comments)

san diego real estate: PODCAST #119: Follow Up Boss - 10/14/17 09:41 AM
On iTunes Here:
Episode #119 
In Episode #119 of The Mail-Right Podcast We interview Dave Lawrence Head of Growth at Follow Up Boss. This is a company that focuses on your sales results through a powerful CRM (contact management system) designed to link your email, lead sources and outgoing campaigns into a consistent and automated system.
It eliminates data entry when it comes to calling and texting through Follow Up Boss. It organizes your New Leads, Active Leads, Schedules Appointments and Reengages Inactive Leads!
Watch us here on Youtube with Bonus Material
"We make real estate lead conversion and sales follow up more efficient and automated resulting … (1 comments)

san diego real estate: PODCAST # 116: Reminder Media Marketing Gold! for Real Estate Agents - 10/14/17 09:41 AM
Jonathan Denwood 
Episode #116
iTunes link
We interview fellow Active Rain blogger Luke Acree who is the President of ReminderMedia, a dynamic personality and sales fanatic, a marketing “evangelist”, and an expert team builder. I really enjoyed Luke's personality and energy; a solid guy with great ideas for Realtors.
Luke publishes American Lifestyle Magazine, a customization publication for Real Estate Agents, is a fellow ActiveRain blogger and has an amazing series of training videos on
Luke has worked with tens of thousands of agents over the years, helping them understand how to connect with their client database in a way that generates leads, secures repeat clients, and … (0 comments)

san diego real estate: PODCAST #121: Increase Your Quality Leads with SEO and Niches - 10/14/17 09:40 AM
Free Website Audit from Personal SEOGet the best website audit on the internet.  We provide a Manual & Software audits on every site.
So proud to feature two of our Active Rain family of bloggers on Mail-Right's Podcast Episode #121! Well known for their information packed blog posts: Tammy Emineth  and Tim Emineth of Personal SEO, share their profound SEO (Search Engine Optimization) knowledge and much, much more in the world of marketing and online lead capture!
Listen Here:
Episode #121
Yes, our very own SEO & Marketing Experts Tammy & Tim Emineth of Personal SEO, based in Seattle, WA join us on episode 121 of the … (4 comments)

san diego real estate: PODCAST #115: Reverse Your Sales Funnel - Successful Online Marketing - 10/14/17 09:40 AM
 Episode #115
iTunes Link
Returning Podcast Favorite (Episode #95) Kim Snider continues the converation about how to Reverse Your Sales Funnel to have a more effective online ad camapign and yield more leads and conversions of those leads!
We have a great returning guest to the show Kim Snider founder & CEO of Reverse Your Funnel. We discuss how Facebook custom audiences and lookalike audiences can make your Facebook marketing campaigns more powerful
Kim Snider has started 14 (ad)ventures, ranging from restaurants, to a training video site for polo players. How is that for niche? Some have been very, very successful. Others … not so much.
She … (0 comments)

san diego real estate: PODCAST #113: The "Happy Turtle" Teaches Us How To Generate More Leads - 10/14/17 09:39 AM
Episode #113
 link to iTunes
We have a really great show here with Courtney Brophy of Happy Turtle who was a champ and answered all our questions in great detail with some great insights, about using Facebook and we had a load of questions. Basically We talked all things Facebook with Courtney and how it can help real estate agent get quality leads in 2017
 "Personally, I make my home in Chester County Pennsylvania with my husband, our daughter, 2 dogs and 2 cats.. A few of my favorite things: making my daughter laugh, running & strength training, giving back to my community, swimming at the … (0 comments)

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

& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

La Jolla, CA

More about me…

Big Block Realty 858.232.8722

Address: 8895 Towne Centre Dr. , Suite 105 #436 , San Diego, CA, 92122

Mobile: 858-232-8722


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