thomas j nelson realtor: Take Action: KAIROS - 07/09/20 09:39 AM
 
 
"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those
who cannot read and write,
but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn."
~ Futurist, Alvin Toffler
 
Your action for today is to learn something new --
a new word, a new system or a new tool in your computer program.
 
I learned a new word this morning:
 
 
 
Kairos - a propitious moment for decision or action.
an Ancient Greek word meaning the right, critical, or opportune moment.
The ancient Greeks had two words for time: chronos and kairos.
The former refers to chronological or sequential time, while the latter
signifies a proper or opportune time for action.
 
And all that means that … (5 comments)

thomas j nelson realtor: Take Action: Imagine - 07/08/20 07:12 AM
 
"Reality is above all else a variable and nobody is qualified to say that he or she knows exactly what it is.
As a matter of fact, with a firm enough commitment, you can sometimes create a reality which did not exist before."
~ Novelist, Margaret Halsey
 
Your action for today is to stop for five minutes,
close your eyes and
visualize in detail where you’d like to
see yourself in two years
-- make a commitment to take this time
at least two times a week.
 
Design an extraordinary day!
 
While I was dating my bride and
on vacation in Maui in 2000,
I promised her through a vivid visualization, 
that … (6 comments)

thomas j nelson realtor: Take Action: Go Away! - 07/07/20 07:16 AM
 
"Every now and then go away--for when you come back to
your work,  your judgment will be surer."
 
~ Leonardo DaVinci
 
 
Your action for today is to schedule on your calendar
 
a personal day or two just for yourself.
 
I think one of the most controversial things I do in Real Estate is take Sundays off religiously (pun intended) and weekly for the last 10 years plus. You can not get me by phone, text or email if it is work related. I made this commitment to my family and I honor it so that they trust and respect me.
 
Guess what, my clients honor/respect it too, … (12 comments)

thomas j nelson realtor: Take Action: Stand On Your Books - 07/06/20 06:42 AM
One of my favorite philosophy books ever written. What's one of your favorite books?
 
 
"The person who doesn't read good books
has no advantage over the person who can't read."
~ Writer, Mark Twain
 
Your action for today is to spend 15 minutes reading an interesting book.
 
One of my favorite thought leaders, authors, speakers is Jim Rohn. Jim always said,
“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.”  And went on to share, “Books are what you step on to take you to a higher shelf. The higher your stack of books, the higher the shelf you can reach. Want to reach higher? Stack … (6 comments)

thomas j nelson realtor: Take Action: Get It Done - 07/05/20 06:07 AM

 
"Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates.
There's plenty of movement, but you never know if it's going
to be forward, backwards, or sideways. "
 
~ Writer, H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
 
Your action for today is to force yourself to finish a project you have been procrastinating on.
 
That means I'll be finishing the "Spring" Cleaning of my office today.
I work better when I'm surrounded by flow vs. clutter, don't you?
I like my paperwork stacks, I'm visual that way, 
but let's be honest, a clean desk is a more productive work space.
 
What is the project that awaits you?
 
Design an extraordinary day!
 
More joyful stories, photos, antidotes, … (13 comments)

thomas j nelson realtor: Take Action: Choose To Be Joyful - 07/04/20 08:56 AM
Happy Independence Day!!!
 
 
"Take charge of your attitude. Don't let someone else choose it for you."
American Writer and Lecturer, Dale Carnegie
 
Your action for today is to see how you can choose to be happy
regardless of what happens to you during the day.
 
We live in a country of advanced citizenship, 
it challenges you to pursue your happiness;
it doesn't provide happiness, only the opportunity to pursue it.
You have to take the action steps and be vigilant about your it.
 
 
I argue happiness is an externally triggered feeling, it comes and it goes.
Joy is an internal, consistent feeling if you first know, accept and love who you … (6 comments)

thomas j nelson realtor: 4 bed / 2.5 ba Imperial Beach House, San Diego - 2012 Build - 07/04/20 12:28 AM
Search current inventory of: Great Deals in San Diego Homes For Sale
          Beach & Border Town Living & Lifestyle in this 2012 Imperial Beach House 
2074 Ilex Ave.
San Diego, CA 92154
Price: $600,000
MLS number: 200028828
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 1828
 
 
3-D Home Tour for "COVID-Safe" Viewing.
 
Call/Text Thomas J Nelson at 858-232-8722
to see if this property is still available and arrange a showing.
 
You Will Love the Lifestyle of Imperial Beach & Otay Mesa
Living in this Beautiful Home
 
 
ALOHA means Good-Buy in PB, 2012 completely rebuilt & renovated,
turnkey 2-level home with a great open floor plan. The elegantly redone kitchen boasts newer cabinets granite counters, tile floors, & newer appliances. Updated Bathrooms and flooring, Oversize living … (6 comments)

thomas j nelson realtor: Do You Marvel At How Long It Is?  - 05/06/20 12:21 PM
You know, marvel at your years of membership
in Active Rain; 😉 how long you've been a member.
 
Active Rain began accepting members May 2006!
 
The days are long, the years are short...I marvel at over 11 years here.
Do you celebrate your anniversary or how long it is that you have began your Active Rain Membership? Do you celebrate your relationships here? The wisdom shared?
 
How long have you been a member? When did you join?
Why did you sign up?
Why do you come back: Daily? Weekly? Inconsistently?
 
I'm a history buff, so consequently I geek out over dates, anniversaries, time-lines and time-lines in parallel i.e. what I was doing 9/25/75 … (44 comments)

thomas j nelson realtor: VA Approved Coastal 2/2 Pacific Beach Condo in San Diego For Sale - 05/03/20 11:40 AM
Search current inventory of: Great Deals in San Diego Homes For Sale
Listing DetailsBeach Town Living & Lifestyle in Pacicic Beach Condo4730 Noyes St #316 San Diego CA 92109
Price: $485,000
MLS number: 200019492
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 856
3-D Home Tour for "COVID-Safe" Viewing.
Call/Text Thomas J Nelson at 858-232-8722 to see if this property is still available and arrange a showing.
You Will Love the Lifestyle of Pacific Beach From this Beautiful CondoALOHA means Good-Buy in PB, 2017+ renovated, turnkey 1-level "Del Rey" condo with a great "roommate floor plan". The elegantly redone kitchen boasts newer white Shaker cabinet faces, granite counters, travertine floors, & dishwasher.
The bathroom(s) updates: vanity, granite … (16 comments)

thomas j nelson realtor: Coming Soon In Pacific Beach - San Diego, CA 92109 - 04/27/20 12:38 PM
You've heard of Taco Tuesdays?
 
Welcome to:
 
 
For Sale
Fridays!!!
 
 
   
 Coming This Friday, May 1, 2020
 
  4730 Noyes St San Diego CA 92109
 
Say Hello to a Good-Buy in PB, 2017-renovated, turnkey 1-level "Villa Del Rey" condo with "roommate floor plan". The elegantly redone kitchen boasts newer white Shaker cabinet faces, granite counters, travertine floors, & dishwasher. 1 Car underground parking and storage unit.
The bathroom(s) updates: vanity, granite counters, travertine floors, & more. Designer two-tone paint, oversize living room & bedrooms, newer "Distressed Strand" bamboo engineered wood floors, solid panel doors, mirror wardrobes & a balcony to relax outside.
VA Approved YES!   FHA, sorry … (11 comments)

thomas j nelson realtor: 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)

thomas j nelson realtor: I'm Over The Magnified Virus Image; But How Are We Looking Magnified? - 04/19/20 06:07 PM
We've Seen the Virus Magnified;
How Are We Looking Magnified?
The Magnifying Glass... 
Is it Revealing Our Character or Our Cracks?
 
The pandemic is a magnifying glass and it's trained on us - mankind.
It has exposed people, revealed who they are during change, uncertainty and fear.
Some folks are very Positive and Uplifting, others are Chicken Little and their sky is falling.
Some people have vanished-where'd they go?
They do not return calls, texts or emails...why?
Others are more present than ever, funny and encouraging calls, posts and videos, etc.
Some people are performing amazing acts of kindness, charitable efforts and fun videos to lift our spirits. Other are spreading selfish negativity, doubt and fear. 
 
I … (25 comments)

thomas j nelson realtor: Beating The Bored Game - 04/14/20 07:09 AM
 
Beating The Board Bored Game
(with board games and much, much more)!
 
(Updated Content Added 4/23/2020)
 
We all are re-learning to pull together and support one another – while also taking care of our families, our friends and ourselves. 
I have assembled a list of ideas and activities* intended to help you connect, reenergize and make a positive difference in the community and in your own home.
#SupportSmallBusiness We (my bride & I) have been shopping local Farmer's Market ytpe stores over big chains and supporting local restaurants with take out and delivery orders over national franchises. 
We have been engaging in these activities over the past month and thought … (23 comments)

thomas j nelson realtor: 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)

thomas j nelson realtor: 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)

thomas j nelson realtor: April Showers Bring May Flowers: San Diego Real Estate Market /Economy - 04/08/20 05:25 PM
April Showers Bring May Flowers:
The San Diego Real Estate Market & Economy
This Week (4 of COVID-19 Shelter In Place)
San Diego Association of REALTORS weekly update April 8, 2020 brought encouraging FACTS and News:
 
I'll be sharing Local San Diego, CA stats as well as global stats.
Local Economist Mr. Allan Nevin reports "WE ARE NOT IN A 1929 DEPRESSION" We are in a recession, one we were expecting for some time now, so no surprise here. My feelings are that we'll hardly notice the recession since we're all preoccupied with COVID-19 and the government, unlike any other recession, is providing relief loans / … (7 comments)

thomas j nelson realtor: How Realtors Can Fill Their Pipeline During COVID-19 - 04/04/20 07:02 AM
How Realtors Can Fill Their Pipeline During COVID-19  BY SARAH LAYTON | COPYWRITER & INMAN STAR CONTRIBUTORPandemic or not, Sarah provides us with a great list I'd use as a Business Plan for success in 2020 and beyond. We have so much we can accomplish from our home offices while we shelter in place to "flatten the curve".
I've actually been implementing many of these tips below for years, but never more so than the last 3 weeks. I woke up and realized I had neglected some of these fundamentals; a realization that has been making the last 3 weeks extremely busy playing catch up. Calling my … (4 comments)

thomas j nelson realtor: 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)

thomas j nelson realtor: 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)

thomas j nelson realtor: 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)

 
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