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Why San Diego? Why Sarasota? Why NOT?

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Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments CA01938972, FL BK3090225

 

Why San Diego? Why Sarasota? Why NOT?

 

So many here at Activerain have asked me over the years why I travel to and from Sarasota to San Diego and maintain Real Estate Activity in both Markets.

 


                                   Del Mar, CA                                                              Siesta Beach, Sarasota, FL

 

It is my Inspiration!                

 

Back when the 2008 Real Estate Implosion took place, so many were caught off-guard. For many, there were no alternatives. Equipped with the knowledge that markets are cyclical in nature and what goes up, must come down; we decided that since Sandy was formerly a licensed real estate agent in San Diego and she desired a return to be closer to her Family, what better way to offer those in need of Real Estate Services to get the best of both sides of the Country?  So off we went to give Sandy her wish and the rest has been marvelous!

You see; when the market takes a downturn again, and it will; we will be in the position to assist those who no longer need to be in California where everything, particularly real estate is substantially higher-priced that elsewhere in the Country.

Further, many of those Californians will be unwilling to give-up close proximity to the beach.

Here in Sarasota County, Florida, we offer buyers so many diverse types of homes and locations where they may purchase a home or a condo on or near the gorgeous sandy beaches. Be it a barrier island, or the mainland; Florida can present itself in so many ways and give those looking to relocate  and start living a activity-rich lifestyle with homes priced from the low $100s up depending on individual budgets. And, home prices as compared to San Diego homes, are priced from below $100/SF up, whereas in San Diego, home prices are typically much higher. And, YES! We do have inventory here!

In addition, we have no State Income Tax!  Refreshing, isn't it?

So, with our position in San Diego, we can easily list and sell homes for those tired of the traffic, expenses, and high-density living, while offering those willing clients, a peacefully-sited alternative solution to meet the demand for a culturally diverse and highly affordable solution.

In Sarasota, we have the Sarasota Orchestra, The Sarasota Opera, Mote Marine Aquarium, ease of access to Tampa and the Tampa International Airport with connections around the Globe.

Just PERFECT!

And; is Sandy happy?  You bet she is!

 

 

 

 

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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, J.D., GRI
CA DRE#00902455 (Sandy)
Realtor®

HomeSmart Realty West

 

FL Bkr# 3090255 (Norm)
Broker-Associate

Florida Realty Investments

 

760.985.2055  Sandy
858.444.7060 & Norm

SDLuxHomes.com

PRESENCE ~ PERSISTENCE ~ PERSEVERANCE

 

 

 

Comments(39)

Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

James Dray Still, there is much to be said about being home with your spouse every evening. I guess this just toughens me up!

Sep 20, 2016 11:19 PM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Keeping one's business options open and thriving is always the smart thing to do Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386 - well done!

And keeping Sandy happy...that is so wise

Sep 21, 2016 01:21 PM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Whether clients are under water (hopefully not) on or near it..you 2 have them covered...hope to see u on Siesta Key with Hanson Claus Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386 

Sep 21, 2016 08:01 PM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Lisa Von Domek I will bet you showed this post to your husband and told him Norm is so smart keeping Sandy happy?

Sep 21, 2016 09:43 PM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I look forward to it, Sally K. & David L. Hanson I sure do miss Conrad on this forum. Thanks!

Sep 21, 2016 09:44 PM
L. Scott Ferguson
Ask4Ferguson - Your House-SOLD Name in Real Estate - West Palm Beach, FL
Sunny Florida Real Estate Professional

Norm! 

 

Great point being on both coasts.  I loved my time in the Navy 1990-1995 in San Diego have have vowed to have a place there as well as here in South Florida (Jupiter).  We visit yearly, but will have a place to stay there soon as well. Oh and no humidity there! haha

 

Fergie

Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe!

Sep 21, 2016 09:44 PM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Thanks, L. Scott Ferguson Please let us know if we can assist you there. Thanks for the comment!

Sep 21, 2016 09:45 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good Morning Norm and Sany - that is highly strategic.  Nice to have that inspiration and it is a great plan. 

Sep 21, 2016 11:19 PM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Many thanks, Grant Schneider !

Sep 21, 2016 11:49 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

No State income tax is very refreshing indeed:) 

What is really inspirational: you manage to do great in both markets! 

Sep 23, 2016 07:56 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Sandy and norm

You adjusted to a plan B with great results.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Sep 23, 2016 12:59 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I have a friend who's at uncle recently moved over there.nothing but good things to say

Sep 25, 2016 04:56 PM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Inna Ivchenko Thank you, Yes the tax structure in Florida is so nice compared to California. More are discovering that fact. Have fulfilling day, and if you can't then just one serving will do!

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Sep 25, 2016 07:49 PM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Lou Ludwig It is all about committing to a plan. Thanks!

Sep 25, 2016 07:50 PM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Laura Cerrano Where? Sarasota, or San Diego?  Thanks!

Sep 25, 2016 07:50 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

In addition, the prices are quite not the same. Where is your primary residence, FL or CA? 

Sep 26, 2016 05:51 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Inna Ivchenko My residence?  All parts in between! Home in Venice, and in Carlsbad; you decide!

Sep 26, 2016 10:14 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hi Norm -- and know we know the rest of the story or at least "why you practice in two different states".  

Oct 01, 2016 02:29 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Michael Jacobs Thanks, guess you are a former Paul Harvey listener?

Oct 01, 2016 03:05 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Goooooood daaaay, Norm --- why do you ask?  

Oct 01, 2016 03:12 AM