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A San Diego Realtor's blog that is usually focused on all things related to real estate--and which occasionally veers off the road

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2006 

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Jim Barnes was new to the real estate business and anxious to succeed. He learned quickly that one of the best ways to meet buyers was to hold open houses. Taking the advice of his broker, he volunteered to hold  listings open for other agents in the office. His offer worked.  A fellow agent had ...
10/30/2006
I truly don't mean to beat a dead zebra, but comparisons between Zillow and the travel industry keep bubbling up.  Lonnie Delacava commented on this issue saying, in part:I don’t suspect that Barton and Zillow have any more respect for Realtors than they did for travel agents based on these comme...
10/28/2006
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A consumer protection complaint has just been filed with the FTC against Zillow by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC). They allege that Zillow, the "Internet financial services and real estate provider(sic) is misleading consumers, real estate professionals and financial service...
10/26/2006
Encinitas, California 92024 and 92007  The Quintessential Southern California Beach Town(that is also a Golfer's and Gardener's Paradise!) Encinitas Real Estate and Other DemographicsPopulation:Median Household income: Median Family income: Average Family Size: Average age: 58,014$63,954$78,1043....
10/23/2006
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The following information is just too rich to keep to myself. I also think that writing helps the mind digest ideas, or something like that. Anyway, Blog Guru Vincent Maher, a journalism lecturer at Rhodes University, has created a list of eleven guidelines that successful bloggers should follow....
10/20/2006
In a vigorous seller’s market, it was fun to push the pricing envelope and go for new pricing records—set in record time. As listing agents, we prided ourselves on our happy sellers and their delighted neighbors. It was fun to represent sellers and help them negotiate multiple offers.  These days...
10/19/2006
In today's news, we learn that Allan Dalton, president of Realtor.com attacked Zillow's co-founder Lloyd Frink for "Realtor minimalism." Dalton said that consumers, armed with home valuations, are now searching for the cheapest Realtors without regard to competence and experience. Frink defended ...
10/18/2006
I decided to do some research on how our local MLS systems fell asleep on the job. The situation is even worse than I thought. It appears that the controlling powers, who protect our interests, have grossly failed to protect the MLS name. Some random findings:http://www.chicagomls.com/ is private...
10/15/2006
Yesterday was spent constructing yet another short sale file. A home purchased less than two years ago with 100 percent financing had been refinanced a few months ago with two loans totaling $120,000 more than the original purchase price. I'm sure hefty points were back- ended into the loan, but ...
10/12/2006
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Late yesterday afternoon during rush hour traffic, I received a call on one of my listings. The gentleman was in front of the property and wanted to see it immediately. I was 45 minutes away and headed to another appointment. I asked if he would like to see it the next morning; he declined and sa...
10/06/2006
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