Melissa Zavala: San Diego County Broker, Speaker, Author

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Real Estate Broker Owner - Broadpoint Properties - Cal BRE #01324959

ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2011 

  Annual Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks – Grape Day Park, Escondido  Escondido's Annual Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks will be held this year again at Grape Day Park at 321 N. Broadway near downtown Escondido. There will be lots of free entertainment, including magicians, bato...
Posted almost 3 years ago
  I’ve been thinking about whether a person is  HAFA certified or certifiable (read: totally nuts) if they take the HAFA short sale training. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with knowledge, the bottom line is whether you should spend the money on a HAFA certification when so few short sal...
Posted almost 3 years ago
  A few weeks ago I wrote about two really awesome Realtor® productivity tools—MobileMe (soon to be iCloud) and CardMunch. I’m in love with CardMunch (apologies to my hubby). I should be their sales representative in San Diego County. Today I was showing it off to one of the guys in my office, an...
Posted almost 3 years ago
  This is a follow up to Scott Hayes’ post entitled “If You’re Such a ‘Great’ Agent, Why Does Your Online Presentation Stink?”  (minor change to his title, my  own) It is an interesting post because it touches on exactly how relaxed many agents have become when it comes to taking photographs of t...
Posted almost 3 years ago
  Do you remember this Tootsie Roll commercial from a few years ago? The boy in the commercial is curious as to how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll lollipop? Check it out:   This blast from the past reminds me quite a little bit of a question that I get often about how ...
Posted almost 3 years ago
  Broker Bryant of Tutas Towne Realty in Poinciana, Florida—he just cracks me up. I read this blog post that he authored a few weeks back in which he shares his thoughts on short sale certification programs. I’m not sure that I would call him certifiable. But then, he is quite a short sale maven(...
Posted almost 3 years ago
  Dear Melissa:  I was unemployed for 14 months and could no longer wait to find employment in the Riverside area.  As a result, I took a position that required me to relocate to the east coast.  After 3 months on the job and seeing that everything is going well, I would like for my family to rel...
Posted almost 3 years ago
  I love the topic of Wendy's post. I frequently get calls and questions from agents and buyers asking if the could or should move into a short sale before the deal closes. I believe that it's a risky venture, and I don't recommend it--that's for sure. However, if you and/or your clients are cons...
Posted almost 3 years ago
  Quick Disclaimer: I'm not affiliated with any candle-making company and does not own any bee hives. That being said, I know what it takes to get a house sold.  One of the principal issues that may arise when taking a property listing has to do with scent. What is heaven scent to you may not be ...
Posted almost 3 years ago
I’ve got yet another chart to share with you that addresses one of the most common questions asked by short sale sellers, participants in bankruptcy proceedings, and those who have been touched by foreclosure. You may remember the last waiting period chart that I shared that reviewed in great det...
Posted almost 3 years ago
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