San Diego Real Estate–Clearing the Bad Energy

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in Buying Homes, CA, Community, Investment, North Park, Palm Springs, Real Estate FAQ, San Diego, Selling Homes

San Diego Real Estate–Clearing the Bad Energy

Have you ever been attracted to someone when they walk into a room?  Not physically attracted but when they walk in you can actually feel the energy and presence that they bring.  Now ask yourself, have you ever been in a house that just felt weird?  Have you ever walked into a home and was told that it was haunted?  That’s energy.  In fact, if you know anything about physics, you know that everything is energy. You see, when we buy homes or sell homes there is an...

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San Diego Real Estate–On the Road Again!

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in Buying Homes, CA, Community, Investment, North Park, Real Estate FAQ, San Diego, Selling Homes

San Diego Real Estate–On the Road Again!

Traveling is something that many people look forward to.  I love to travel, it’s one of my passions.  However, that leaves some clients and people wondering–how well am I or my transaction going to be cared for while my agent is away? It’s actually quite a good question.  I travel a lot, so, I’ve got this doing business thing on the road down to a science. First, most agents have a team behind them.  That means you’ll never be left in the dark....

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No Appraisal on a Home Purchase?

Posted by on Aug 24, 2017 in Buying Homes, CA, Investment, Real Estate FAQ, San Diego, Selling Homes, Uncategorized

No Appraisal on a Home Purchase?

It is a tell tale sign that the real estate market could be changing.  Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac both announced they will be offering property inspection waivers on some home purchases.  Why?  Well in their FAQ’s online, Fannie Mae says, “they wanted to offer borrowers a choice for efficiency and cost savings by foregoing an appraisal on some lower loan to value (LTV) purchase transactions. So is this a good thing?  I’m not exactly sure.  Scratching my...

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Ego: It kills real estate transactions

Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 in Buying Homes, CA, Investment, North Park, Palm Springs, Real Estate FAQ, San Diego, Selling Homes

Ego:  It kills real estate transactions

Ego.  We all have one.  If we recognize it, we can see it stares us in the face.  It’s that ugly little monster.  It’s also the one thing that destroys real estate transactions.  Why?  Because real estate agents have huge egos. My company operates is on the premise that every transaction needs to be a “win-win” or there is no deal.  I look at a real estate transaction as one big math problem that just needs to be solved.  So if every transaction...

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Yes! Stage your home for sale.

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 in Buying Homes, CA, coronado, Gaslamp, Golden Hill, Mission Hills, North Park, Palm Springs, Point Loma, Real Estate FAQ, San Diego, Selling Homes, South Park, University Heights

Yes!  Stage your home for sale.

  I get asked all the time about staging.  Should I do it, or shouldn’t I do it?  The short answer is, yes, you absolutely need to stage your home.  The second question is, how much does it cost?   We’ll get to that in a minute.  Let’s focus on the benefits of staging. First, the why?  Buyers, on average, are walking into anywhere from ten to twelve homes over the course of the buying process–before making the decision to write a contract.  They...

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The Secret to Short Sales

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in CA, Distressed homes, HELOC, mortgage, Real Estate FAQ, San Diego, Selling Homes

The Secret to Short Sales

The Secret to Short Sales.  You might be starting to read this thinking, “I knew it, there’s away to get this done quicker, smarter, or faster.”  Well, that’s not at all what this blog is about.  The truth is there is a secret to short sales and it’s the one that you keep from yourself, or others. I’ve been saying for several weeks, that indeed we are in a shifting market.  The real estate market is taking a dive and no one is talking...

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