Jim's blog about Mission Valley and San Diego

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Real Estate Agent - HomeSmart Realty West - CalBRE #01458572
Tips, tricks, ideas, and suggestions for buying and selling, marketing, home maintenance and safety, and much more.

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2008 

I hate to do a blog about HTML and ActiveRain, but I'd like to spice up some of my blog posts. I can get everything looking awesome with HTML using draft mode, but when I go and change draft to public, it messes everything up like you wouldn't believe. What the heck am I doing wrong? Is this a ty...
08/31/2008
Choosing whether to remodel or to move is not simple, and some community legal restraints might prevent some remodeling. Still, if you like the location and general feeling of your home, you can turn it into your dream house. Before making that decision, especially in a slow real estate market, ...
08/31/2008
As the Southern and Southeastern states prepare to be flooded, I'm reminded that here in Southern California, we face a shortage of water. Russel has put together a great number of water conservation resources.Here's some good sources for tips, tricks, ideas, and suggestions for conserving water....
08/31/2008
With some hurricanes running around the Caribbean/Gulf/Atlantic, I'm reminded about emergencies not only during natural disasters, but on a smaller scale that might affect just one's own home. Do you know where the utility shutoffs are for your home? Your main electric panel, subpanels, and the m...
08/30/2008
Two of the first books I bought when I passed the state real estate exam were by Dan Richard: "Real Estate Rainmaker: Successful Strategies for Real Estate Marketing" and "Real Estate Rainmaker: Guide to Online Marketing." (Since I was a Manager at Borders Books and Music, I got a very good disco...
08/29/2008
I like to read about lawsuits in California since that's where I work, and they can tell me what the public is thinking and why they are sueing. In many cases, they are sueing for things that I have no control over, but knowing about things can help me better address them beforehand rather than ...
08/29/2008
....and that means that we start lighting up our homes earlier and earlier, culminating with the greatest lighting exhibition of the year between Thanksgiving and New Year Day, which also happens to be the time of the year when a great many home fires occur since it's also the heating season and...
08/28/2008
I love to hold open houses, even to the extent that if I don't have one of my own, I'll call people in my office and ask if I can hold theirs open. So far, no one has declined my request. Several weeks ago I was going to hold open a vacant foreclosed condo. I went over on Monday to check out the...
08/28/2008
....ask what you can do for your customer. Several years ago I found this little tidbit on a piece of paper that I had written down many years previous and stuck in a music book. It's about GAPSELLS, a way to provide purpose to those in the sales profession. Since I had worked with Borders Books ...
08/27/2008
The feel-good story of the day comes out of our nation's capital courtesy of the Washington Humane Society (WHS). Seems that Lisa LaFontaine, the President and CEO of WHS, heard that volunteer dog-walkers and wounded service members from Walter Reed Hospital, a few blocks away, were meeting and s...
08/27/2008
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