So often when real estate companies attempt to acquire new and experienced agents to join their company, the company tells the agent all about the company and not what the company can do and will do for the agent.
It is a scary thing to make a change, but we all know that with change comes growth.
At Exclusive Properties we tell agents what we can and will do for them!
- We offer one on one coaching. Coaching is a great tool for accountability and most times agents get a real “kick start” from coaching
- We have a team spirit. Our office meetings are full of valuable information and immediately following our office meetings…we all go as a team to caravan our newest listings…we do this to be the best agents (knowing inventory is a must!) and to support each other. Remember how fun it is to have a new listing?
- We at Exclusive Properties offer the lowest E and O insurance with great coverage.
- We at Exclusive Properties have the most knowledgeable well, if not the MOST knowledgeable, then one of the MOST knowledgeable Brokers in all of San Diego, Jim Browne. Jim is not only a wealth of information but he is also accessible! Jim is available for his agents (and managers) nights and week ends, too!
- We have state of the art technology. And we are ever improving. Thanks to one of our managers, Rich Johnson, who is quite accomplished in this area as in many more areas.
- We have experienced Transaction Coordinators
- We have four offices strategically located in San Diego County and One Key fits all Four offices. This is wonderfully convenience for not only our agents but also our clients.
- We at Exclusive Properties are not corporate America! We are more like a family.
So, when you are looking for that new “Home Away from Home” be sure to give one of us a call and we will be honored to meet with you and show you what we can do for you! Not what you can do for us! Your clients will be happy you are working with a company that cares about them as much as you do…
Thought we should all be aware of the upcoming rains, which don’t happen too often in San Diego. We need to keep abreast when our water districts provide information for homeowners to turn sprinklers off to conserve water, which is always a concern for our area. Please adhere to the following message:
Rainstorms provide opportunity for everyone to help conserve water.
National Weather Service forecasters predict rainfall for the San Diego region beginning Saturday, December 13 through Wednesday, December 17. The Olivenhain Municipal Water District is urging residents, businesses and public agencies to immediately shut off landscape watering systems to conserve water. Irrigation systems can be turned off for several days following storms bringing measurable amounts of rain, and up to a week or more following heavy or prolonged storms.
Water officials estimate a voluntary one-week hiatus from using landscape watering systems across the region could save 2,000 acre-feet of water. To determine when it is necessary to turn water systems back on, you can monitor soil moisture and plant stress. Check soil moisture by sticking a shovel or your finger into the dirt.
When the soil is dry one to two inches deep, it is time to water.
The region’s water supplies have been impacted by extremely dry conditions around California over the last two years, as well as by extensive drought conditions in the Colorado River basin. In addition, court-ordered pumping restrictions on the State Water Project have significantly cut water deliveries from Northern California this year and are expected to continue through 2009.
Other water conservation tips, incentives and programs are available at: www.omwd.com/drought
According to the DataQuick report for home sales in San Diego County, the downward trend is continuing. Some areas, however, are showing some stability. Several communities in North County Coastal and Central San Diego had increased average sales prices over September.
What is interesting is that most of these increases are attached homes, in the areas of:
• Carlsbad N • Carlsbad SW • Carmel Valley • Solana Beach • Clairemont • Hillcrest • La Jolla
• Mission Valley • North Park • Pt. Loma • Sorrento Valley • Tierrasanta • UTC
November sales per Sandicor which include listings in the MLS only and include just Detached and Attached Resale homes show that 2,389 went into Pending/Escrow with a slightly higher average listing price of $367,107.
Current statistics as of December 9th show (again resale detached/attached homes):
- 15,525 Active Listings with an average Listing Price of $729,868
- 5,664 are in Pending/Escrow with an average Listing Price of $370,591
What areas have the most activity? Following is the breakdown:
North County Central/Inland
- 4,230 Lisitngs with Average L/P $568,103 – 1,503 in Pending with Average L/P $362,975
- 3,832 Listing with Average L/P $809,209 – 1,529 in Pending with Average L/P $383,310
- 2,870 Listings with Average L/P $451,583 – 1,056 in Pending with Average L/P $300,349
North County Coastal
- 2,677 Listings with Average L/P @ $1,413,000 – 685 in Pending with Average L/P $590,176
- 2,095 Listings with Average L/P @ $338,600 – 903 in Pending with Average L/P $274,569
It is very clear that the lower priced homes are selling the most. I can verify that since I wrote 2 offers yesterday in the $300,000 range but before I could present them they had already accepted other offers. I’m hearing that from everywhere…the buyer’s are out there and they are buying! Let me know what areas I can check for you.
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“With only four condominium projects under construction and sales picking up, the bottom may be history,” said Nevin.
He goes on to say that the increase of resale activity means three things.
“(1) buyers are tired of waiting; (2) prices have declined sufficiently to be enticing; and (3) buyers know they can get financing with low down payments and that interest rates are falling.” (Nevin, “Downtown Derby”)
At Solara Lofts, a spacious loft living community in downtown San Diego, we could not agree with Mr. Nevin more! Buyers are tired of waiting and now that they can get the financing they need, they are taking advantage of the dramatic price reductions in real estate.
Downtown condos are priced to sell, and home buyers are realizing that their purchasing power is strong.
“Don’t look for prices to accelerate in the next year. But don’t look for them to decline any further,” said Nevin. “It is a marvelous time to buy if you are a real live owner occupant and intend to live in a Downtown condominium for several years.”
In addition to making a solid investment, buyers at Solara Lofts are privy to Urban Living at its finest. Even 1 bedroom condos get 2 gated underground parking spaces; they have access to Club Solara’s gym, spa and racquetball court; and they can design their own floorplan and fill it with the latest appliances and finest upgrades.
If you have ever considered purchasing in a home in downtown, give me a call at (858) 205-8200. I’d be happy to answer your questions or arrange for you to tour San Diego’s premier downtown loft condos.
Here’s a Printer-friendly version of “Downtown Derby”, by Alan N. Nevin
You as a seller have finally gone into escrow on the sale of your home. Breathing a huge sigh of relief you are excited to get started with the inspections.
I had an experience with clients that went through a nightmare with an over aggressive inspector. This home in question was very upgraded. It had a new 65 thousand dollar kitchen, hard wood plank flooring that was hand polished once a year, built in cabinetry, epoxy flooring and the list goes on and on. This home looks like a model! Very well maintained to say the least.
The home is 2220 square feet an 3 bedrooms and an office. The inspector arrived and was there for over two and half hours. After doing his thing, the inspector claimed that the air conditioning was not up to code and wired improperly, the fire place mantel was not to code and that it could start a fire, the wiring in the garage was not properly done, the stove had a broken burner and the biggest one was the glass door on the shower was going to crack and break and cut someone and they could be fatally injured.
The sellers were floored and buyers were scared to death. I told my sellers that let’s get the experts , i.e. electricians etc. and check it all out so we could move on from there.
The electrician came to check the air conditioning and the wiring in garage. He was astonished at the inspectors notes; the air conditioning was not only up to code and working properly but the wiring the inspector mentioned in the garage was an extension cord that went to the sellers gun safe and was not included in the sale. That cost my sellers $180.00.
My seller then hired a fireplace manufacturer to come and inspect the fire place mantel. The mantel was not only up to code but they are all manufactured the same size which is the current building code so you could not purchase one that was not to code because they do not make them. That cost my sellers $150. The burner that he claimed was broken and not working…I walked over and turned the burner on. No problems. There never was a problem; it was always working, and that dangerous shower door..same scenario!
Inspectors are certified but they are not licensed. My clients had no recourse. There is no agency to report this inspector to as there is no one (or entity) overseeing them.
Not only did the inspector receive a fee for his report and inspection but he cost my clients needless worries and uneccessary out of pocket money. I feel that they should be licensed and regulated and required to keep up with their continuing education.
As a Realtor I am held to certain laws and standards you would think that something as important as the inspection of a home, which is the biggest purchase one can make, would be held to certain laws and standards as well. What about the things they do miss? I know inspections are necessary and I would always recommend them I just have a problem with how the inspectors are governed. That needs to change.