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Real Estate Agent with Avalar San Diego

A brief introduction to the Blog and its host

Hello!  My name is Chris Anderson.  I'm a San Diego native and local REALTOR.  I've been in the business full-time since 2005, and I finally have the time required to start up my own blog.  More importantly, I feel I have the experience needed to make this blog worthwhile to both agents and consumers.  Please check out my website at www.SDHomeSalesOnline.com and let me know what you think.  You're also welcome to friend me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ChrisAndersonREALTOR, and follow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ChrisAndersonSD.

My Mission

To provide my clients with a positive buying or selling experience by rendering professional service with a personal touch, by representing their interests as if they were my own, by adapting my approach to meet the unique needs of my clients, and by integrating traditional methods with modern tactics and the technology of tomorrow.

Purpose of the Blog

This blog is going to be about 80 - 90 percent consumer oriented, but I will have some useful articles for agents as well.  The content of the blog will be as follows:

  • Monthly market updates with sales data to show how prices have moved.
  • Quarterly absorption rate statistics at different pricepoints to differentiate which segments of the market are currently "buyer's markets," and which are "seller's markets."
  • Weekly consumer-oriented articles geared toward helping buyers and sellers navigate our rapidly changing industry.
  • Lessons learned from client interactions.
  • Lessons learned from continuing education classes.
  • Summary of and links to insightful news articles.
  • Useful referrals to trusted service providers.
  • Special "bargain buy" property alerts.
  • Special "must-see" property alerts.
  • Our new listings.
  • Our closed sales.
  • Client testimonials.
  • New services.
  • New REALTOR designations earned.

About Chris

I was born and raised in San Diego.  I graduated as a salutatorian from Patrick Henry High School where I was on the varsity tennis team.  After High School I decided to attend SDSU where I was accepted into the Honors Program.  At SDSU I volunteered in multiple organizations; I served as Community Service Chair for both the Residence Hall Association and Mortar Board Honor Society.  I also served as Treasurer, Fundraising Chair, Membership Chair, and Lieutenant Governor for the Circle K Club.  Using the additional credits I had earned in High School, I graduated from SDSU with a degree in Business Management in just three and a half years.

Since earning my Real Estate License in 2005 I have experienced success as a Sales Agent, a Loan Officer, a Closing Manager, and a team leader.  I've since given up loans, but my experience as a Loan Officer has proven to be invaluable.  My overall understanding of the lending industry, the loan process, and lender lingo allows me to stay one step ahead of my clients' loans, bridge the communication gap between Loan Officers and Buyers, prevent loan/closing problems, and protect Buyer deposits.  Currently I represent both Buyers and Sellers throughout San Diego County.  I work conventional sales, short-sales, foreclosures, relocations, investment purchases, and I've had great experiences working with military buyers.

I do have a number of strengths.  My business degree gives me a considerable upper hand in understanding contracts and in negotiations.  I pride myself on my analytical skills, my organization, and my communication.  I also consider myself to be an out-of-the-box thinker.  I like to combine traditional strategies with new ideas and technologies.  I recognize that every house is different, and so is every client.  Because of that, I try to stay flexible and tailor my approach to the specific needs of my Buyers and Sellers.

Personally, I grew up in Del Cerro.  I moved to the college area when I was at SDSU, then rented in La Mesa after I graduated.  Currently I own a house in San Carlos, and I'm loving the neighborhood.  I hike Cowles Mountain all the time, and I try to get in a run at Lake Murray at least once a week.

I have a wonderful girlfriend named Chrissy and a crazed Westie named Cody.  We love taking Cody to Wells Park in El Cajon, Fiesta Island, and Rancho Bernardo Park.  Hopefully he'll calm down in another year or two.

I consider myself to be a bit dry and sarcastic.  I'm a hardcore bowler (usually in the 200's) and I'm in a league with some friends at Parkway Bowl in El Cajon.  I love playing golf and softball.  I'm a huge fan of Aztecs Men's Basketball and Football, the Chargers, and the Padres.  I also love poker, card games, and board games.  I consider myself an amateur bartender . . . my specialties are Mojitos, Cucumber Collins', Oatmeal Cookies, Sgroppinos, and Strawberry Caipirinhas.

I hope this has shed some light on both the blog and its author.  As new articles come out, please feel free comment, and ask questions, and repost any entries I've made.  Feedback is always welcome, especially in the form of flattery.

Warmest Regards,


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REALTOR and Loan Officer

Avalar San Diego
7777 Alvarado Rd. #410
La Mesa, CA 91941
C: 619-315-6778
F: 619-639-0321
DRE #01270959

Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Chris -- welcome to blogging and may you have much success.  Living in San Diego is a real plus.  Much success to you.

Jul 12, 2011 03:39 PM
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

Welcome Chris.  This is the warmest greeting and or introduction that I have seen.  Much success to you always.

Jul 12, 2011 03:45 PM
Adam R. Cohn
We actually get mortgages closed FAST!

Welcome aboard.

I am sure you will find AR rewarding.

Have a great night.


Jul 12, 2011 03:57 PM
Natalie Tarrant
RE/MAX Little Oak Realty - Langley, BC

Hi Chris...welcome! I love the city of San Diego, well, southern California in general I guess. Best of luck with your blog.

Jul 12, 2011 03:58 PM
Kathy Clulow
Uxbridge, ON
Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results

Chris - welcome back to the rain ..... you have missed much in the past almost two years ..... for the full benifits of AR hang around ..... stomp in a few rain puddles ..... get to know some your fellow rainers

Jul 12, 2011 03:59 PM
Christopher Anderson
Avalar San Diego - San Diego, CA

Thanks Kathy.  When I first started out on AR I tried to do too much.  I think I have a better grasp on how to maximize the experience without getting overwhelmed.  I'm really looking forward to getting to know my fellow AR agents, and contributing to the forum.

Jul 13, 2011 04:46 PM
Christopher Anderson
Avalar San Diego - San Diego, CA

Thanks Natalie.  So Cal is a wonderful place to live, but we certainly pay for it.

Jul 13, 2011 04:46 PM
Christopher Anderson
Avalar San Diego - San Diego, CA

Thanks Rose Mary.  I can't wait to check out your blog.

Jul 13, 2011 04:47 PM