thomas j nelson realtor la jolla: Tales and Testimonials From The Trenches - 08/15/22 06:12 AM
Thank You Stephen & Asako! 
Testimonial from Homebuyers sharing their experience
from one of then most competitive markets (2020-22) of the last 25 years.
 
 
The Pandemic of 2020-2021 not only postponed the recession we were heading into around February 2020, but it caused a very unexpected Real Estate Boom by APRIL of 2020 which lasted 2 full years.
While this market has seemed to reach it's peak as of March 2022 due to inflation and interest rates rising, it's simply gone from a boom-market to a "normalized" one.
Finding the right real estate agent is not easy, because 85% do not run their … (6 comments)

thomas j nelson realtor la jolla: Simple, Stupid and Easy - 08/10/22 07:01 AM

I reached out to Brian L. Sirota, Esq. yesterday with a situation and a potential referral. By the way, the title of this post has nothing to do with Brian, it refers to the moral to the story - Brian was awesome and I wanted Active Rain to know it.
I shared the following with Brian; he and the results inspired this post:
 
Back Story:    
Actual Kitchen
I have first-time-buyers that recently purchased a home, allowed a seller rent back as part of the deal, and took possession July 4, 2022. They didn't start "using" the house right away due to renovations. … (29 comments)

thomas j nelson realtor la jolla: Whiskey's Wisdom: Dark Places - 08/07/22 06:49 AM
"Everyone has talent;
what is rare is the courage to follow the talent
to the dark places where it leads."
~Author, Erica Jong
Your action for today
is to ask yourself whether you are making-
full use of the talents you've got.
I dared to follow my talents once
and it led to a 30 year DJ career.
I didn't stop there,
I'm working on my second book.
 
In 2007 I was invited to be the Author of Chapter 13 of this book;
Ironically while starting to go through The Crash of '07-'11.
What about you?
What's your untapped talent?
Design An Extraordinary Day!
 
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thomas j nelson realtor la jolla: The App Attack - 07/29/22 06:31 AM
Technology has transformed Real Estate in my lifetime, literally during my career. I watched the end of the weekly MLS book, the end of the god-awful DOS version of the MLS on computer and the advent of Agent and Property Websites, Blogs and Social Media. In fact, I saw computers go from the size of multiple refrigerators to something you were expected to have on your desk by 1991 and then by the mid-2000's you could carry it in your pocket. None existed until about my senior year of high school and it seems like from 1986-2022 we went from never … (19 comments)

thomas j nelson realtor la jolla: What Do You Charge⁉ 😱 What Is The Rate⁉ 😤 - 07/15/22 05:30 PM
"What do you charge?"
If you own a business, don't you find it frustrating when the first question you're asked by a prospective client/customer is "how much"? Sometimes, over the phone, there's no introduction even, just a question blurted out as you answer.
(You scanners vs. readers, don't miss Jason's great quotes below.)
My response is to ask them some questions:
"Don't you want to know what I can do for you first?"
"Shouldn't you explain what your needs are of me, before I blindly quote you?"
"Maybe hear why I am different than your other choices?"
No two REALTORS® are alike; our services, our tools, our experience, … (20 comments)

thomas j nelson realtor la jolla: Whiskey's Wisdom: Happy Independence Day - July 4, 2022 - 07/04/22 08:24 AM
"The love you give away is the only love you keep."
Writer and Philosopher, Elbert Hubbard
Your action for today
is to contact a family member
or a good friend and express
your love for them.
 
 
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Our experienced team is coached by the #1 business
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Marketing and Negotiating Skills...
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thomas j nelson realtor la jolla: Claiming Your Independence From Rent - 07/03/22 08:44 AM
Today Could be Your Independence Day;
the Day Claiming Your Independence From Rent
Date The Rate,
Marry The House
& Divorce The Rent!
In San Diego, CA the majority of people are paying as much or more monthly in rents as home owners do on their mortgage. So, it doesn't make sense to rent when you can afford to own. It doesn't make sense to assume you can't afford to own, when you can find out for FREE with me and my #1 Lender Jason E. Gordon. 
Here's a simple calculation to prove that Buying Becomes Cheaper than Renting after 5 years of ownership … (8 comments)

thomas j nelson realtor la jolla: Whiskey's Wisdom: Let It Go - 06/29/22 06:30 PM
Welcome to my new blog series:
Whiskey's Wisdom!
It's really just "Get After It" renamed,
which was just "Take Action" renamed.
So, really just an excuse to exploit my cute puppy😂!!!
 
 
"Write injuries in sand, kindnesses in marble."
French Proverb
 
 
Your action for today
is to remember someone
who has been kind to you.
 
 
I did, and I sent her flowers.
Would it shock you that it was 
the agent on the other side of
the escrow I just closed?!
She was awesome!
 
Design An Extraordinary Day!
 
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thomas j nelson realtor la jolla: Get After It: Long-Term Memory - 06/28/22 07:23 AM
"In prosperity our friends know us; 
in adversity we know our friends."
19th Century English Literary Critic,
John Churton Collins
 
 
Your action for today
is to contact a friend
who has seen you through a rough time
and thank them for being your friend.
I have many calls to make. How about you?
Design An Extraordinary Day!
 
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We work 100% By Referral!
Our experienced team is coached by the #1 business
coaching company in North America:
Buffini & Company for over 20 years!
All our properties come with 3D Virtual Tours
and Professional Photography,
Marketing and Negotiating Skills...
most agents do not possess!
Contact us for a pressure-FREE consultation.
More joyful stories, photos, antidotes,
quotes … (6 comments)

thomas j nelson realtor la jolla: Get After It: And Keep At It - 06/23/22 08:38 PM
"An idea is a curious thing.
It will not work unless you do."
~ Hannah Whitall Smith
Your action for today
is to take one action step toward
accomplishing one of your ideas.
Design An Extraordinary Day!
 
 
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We work 100% By Referral!
Our experienced team is coached by the #1 business
coaching company in North America:
Buffini & Company for over 20 years!
All our properties come with 3D Virtual Tours
and Professional Photography,
Marketing and Negotiating Skills...
most agents do not possess!
Contact us for a pressure-FREE consultation.
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3. Courtesy of  … (5 comments)

thomas j nelson realtor la jolla: Get After It: Put It To Work - 06/23/22 08:35 PM
"An idea is a curious thing.
It will not work unless you do."
~ Hannah Whitall Smith
Your action for today
is to take one action step toward
accomplishing one of your ideas.
Design An Extraordinary Day!
 
 
👉 Get After It / Take Action Archives 👈
 
We work 100% By Referral!
Our experienced team is coached by the #1 business
coaching company in North America:
Buffini & Company for over 20 years!
All our properties come with 3D Virtual Tours
and Professional Photography,
Marketing and Negotiating Skills...
most agents do not possess!
Contact us for a pressure-FREE consultation.
More joyful stories, photos, antidotes,
quotes and inspiration found here:
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thomas j nelson realtor la jolla: 'Ole Glory Coast to Coast' - Week 3 (a June AR Challenge) - 06/10/22 11:10 AM
This flag's location will not mean anything to any of you unless you work for 
CliniComp, Intl. in Technology Park, UTC - San Diego, CA?
But, it's meant a lot (sentimentally) to me for over 15 years and here's why...

I can hear the clanking of the brass mounting rings for about a couple blocks ahead, as I'm hiking towards it and again as I hike away from it. It signals my daily walk has begun or come to an end and is like an old friend I can count on.
           
                … (11 comments)

thomas j nelson realtor la jolla: Eat You Alive or Thrive: How Do You Enjoy Life Working In Real Estate? - 06/04/22 09:55 AM
This feels like my "Jerry Maguire Mission Statement" risk ha ha. I share this information because I actually do care about people. I care a lot about our industry and if there's a selfish motivation here, it's this:
 
 
We owe it to ourselves, our families and our clients, to give the the best of us, not what's left of us. We need to take care of ourselves, protect our time and we need to learn our craft like masters of our industry. We endeavor to do our best.
If you're not relating to this and this industry is not for you, leave. No … (15 comments)

thomas j nelson realtor la jolla: How To Be A REALTOR® and Still Have A Life. Part 2 - 06/04/22 09:53 AM
How To Be A REALTOR® and Still Have A Life. Part 2
 
This is an opinion based on 34 years of entrepreneurship, being my own boss and 23 of those years honing my craft in the real estate industry.
It's one way to do things and as I always quote, be a student, not a follower 
- "eat the meat and toss the bones". "The meat", is up to you.
 
Yes, REALTORS® that want to last in this industry, do take vacations.
And here's a tip: REALTORS® that want to remain happy, married, and connected to their kids, pets and friends - definitely take time … (7 comments)

thomas j nelson realtor la jolla: Get After It: Give It Away Now - 06/01/22 08:00 AM
"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it
is like wrapping a gift and not giving it."
~Anonymous 
 
Your action for today
is to share with someone
your feelings of gratitude
for something they did for you,
e.g. like the gift of being in your life.
 
Design An Extraordinary Day!
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We work 100% By Referral!
Our experienced team is coached by the #1 business
coaching company in North America:
Buffini & Company for over 20 years!
All our properties come with 3D Virtual Tours
and Professional Photography,
Marketing and Negotiating Skills...
most agents do not possess!
Contact us for a pressure-FREE consultation.
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quotes and inspiration found here:
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thomas j nelson realtor la jolla: Get After It: YES I CAN! - 05/31/22 07:38 AM
"Whenever you are asked if you can do a job,
tell them, 'Certainly I can' -
and get busy and find out how to do it."
~ Theodore Roosevelt
 
 
Your action for today
...or goal for this week...
is to say "Yes I Can" to a request from
your spouse, friend, client or stranger;
or even bolder -volunteer for a job or project.
Design An Extraordinary Day!
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We work 100% By Referral!
Our experienced team is coached by the #1 business
coaching company in North America:
Buffini & Company for over 20 years!
All our properties come with 3D Virtual Tours
and Professional Photography,
Marketing and Negotiating Skills...
most agents do not … (7 comments)

thomas j nelson realtor la jolla: Don't! Don't!! Don't!!! Torpedo Your Loan - 05/26/22 02:28 PM
Your lender checks your credit at pre-approval and again before you close escrow, so please do not torpedo the efforts of your Lender & REALTOR®!!! When you're about to finance buying a house or even refinancing, there's a lot of "Don'ts" to be aware of.
 
I've learned some of these the hard way and between these hard lessons learned and constantly being educated by my buddy and #1 Lender Jason E. Gordon,
of Amerifirst Financial, I've learned to warn my clients about the following rules: 
 
 
Don't buy or lease a new car at all, until after you close escrow. Don't open new credit … (23 comments)

thomas j nelson realtor la jolla: Get After It: Educated Or Wise? - 05/25/22 07:08 AM
"To acquire knowledge, one must study;
but to acquire wisdom,
one must apply action to their education-
to risk failure and learn how to bounce back."
                                      
~ TJ Nelson, Entrepreneur & REALTOR®
 
My coach Brian Buffini once asked me:
"Would you want me and a camera crew
following you around for a day?"
He continued,
"Would you be proud of
or embarrassed by
the way you spend your time?"
Your action for today
is to observe yourself
as if you were a third party
watching you. 
 
Design An Extraordinary Day!
👉 Get After … (9 comments)

thomas j nelson realtor la jolla: Get After It: Steal It - 05/21/22 06:06 AM
"Progress always involves risks.
You can't steal second base
and keep your foot on first."
Author, Frederick B. Wilcox
 
Your action for today
is to identify an area where
you would like to see some progress
and see what risks
you're willing to take to have it happen.
 
Design An Extraordinary Day!
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We work 100% By Referral!
Our experienced team is coached by the #1 business
coaching company in North America:
Buffini & Company for over 20 years!
All our properties come with 3D Virtual Tours
and Professional Photography,
Marketing and Negotiating Skills...
most agents do not possess!
Contact us for a pressure-FREE consultation.
More joyful stories, photos, antidotes,
quotes and inspiration found here:
👇
Postcards … (23 comments)

thomas j nelson realtor la jolla: Growing In The Unknown - 05/19/22 07:21 AM
Change
I've have not always embraced change, even though often I plan it, I often do fear it when it's thrust upon me, but my success have come from seeing past the fear and focusing on the goal, whether planned or not. So, as the years accumulate, so does my tolerance for it and while the uncertainty can be stressful, my faith has strengthened and comfort from that arrives quicker than it used to. Fear is a thief of your dreams and with them, it steals your growth and progress too.
“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life … (28 comments)

 
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets, & Host of Postcards From Success Podcast (Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)

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La Jolla, CA

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