Melissa Zavala: San Diego County Broker, Speaker, Author

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

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2011 

A short sale seller contacted me last week to let me know that Citi has offered him $35,000 to sell his home. He sent me a copy of the letter he received in the mail, and it is true. Citi is offering him $35,000 (terms and conditions apply) to sell his home valued at $335,000 in a short sale.  Th...
08/30/2011
1066 Pinecrest Avenue, Escondido, California 92025 MLS #110048727 The year 1066 is well-known as the year in history. (It has something to do with the Battle of Hastings and the Norman Conquest.) So, when we got this new listing at 1066 Pinecrest Avenue in Escondido, California, I knew immediatel...
08/28/2011
Homes for Sale in Eureka Springs Escondido  I was cruising around Escondido just the other day on my way over to visit some Realtor® friends in Valley Center, and I happened upon the Eureka Springs community. And, I thought to myself—Eureka, that’s a community that I haven’t written about before ...
08/26/2011
For some folks, it may be time to celebrate as HAFA is finally accomplishing something in the short sale world. Finally is definitely the operative word here. HAFA was written into the March 2009 stimulus package, but didn’t come to fruition until April of 2010. At the end of 2010, HAFA was still...
08/25/2011
When it comes to real estate agents, things may not be as they seem. Many people conjure up images of the stereotypical salesman with the aggressive antics and the polyester suit. Others think that real estate agents (or Realtors®, if the agent belongs to the National Association of Realtors®) ta...
08/23/2011
Homes for Sale in Brookside Escondido  Are you looking for a home in Escondido? Want to learn more about Brookside? Brookside is a gated community of 262 homes situated adjacent to the Reidy Creek Golf Course in Northwest Escondido. Brookside offers many wonderful amenities--large homes on large ...
08/21/2011
Thanks to the big banks, the agent’s credibility is shot. They make us look bad--whether they mean to or not. No matter how experienced an agent is with the short sale market, expert agents would probably agree that one thing is certain: the uncertainty that comes with the processing of the short...
08/20/2011
Do you have your Escondido Home for Sale currently on the market? If you do, than it is entirely possible that your Realtor® will want to hold an open house (likely because both you and your agent want to get the home sold fast). An open house is an opportunity to make the home available to neigh...
08/19/2011
In this day and age, Realtors® are expected to be all things to all people (and we are expected to do it FAST and furious). Emails, CMAs, slideshows, flyers, open houses: we are expected to produce everything at the drop of a hat. Life moves so fast these days. We can watch movies on television a...
08/18/2011
Crazy, crazy, crazy. One of the agents at my office just got an assignment for an REO. That’s great. Agents love REO assignments, and this wasn’t his first.  Here’s the crazy part. When I was going over the paperwork, I noticed that the property had been foreclosed upon by the lender in 2008. I c...
08/16/2011
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