Deborah's Views and News

Real Estate Agent - Balboa Real Estate San Diego, CA
Real Estate is an all encompassing business, where the lines between work, friendship and social life are sometimes blurred. It is a "lifestyle" and a great career choice. So my blog will have a mix of practical advice, good ideas, industry tips and some of my hobbies & passions mixed in. Come join the fun!
  What's Damage? I've been asked by my clients who act as their own property manager, what is considered damage after Tenant moves out? The laws in every state differ, so I am not addressing CA laws specifically.       When a tenant moves into a dwelling, there's a Move-In Checklist that is given...
  Why Do Some Folks Hate SOCIAL MEDIA So Much?    The other day I was talking with a friend of mine who emphatically told me Facebook was “stupid” and he'd rather be out talking to people face to face. I then had a conversation with a family member who expressed her feeling that anyone who “waste...
    More than 600,00 Reverse Mortgages were issued between 1990 and 2010. What are they and what are the caveats?      As of 2013 the number of seniors over 65 is 37 million and is expected to rise significantly over the next few years. Seniors 65+ will represent one fifth of the US population in...
5 Rules ---How to Choose Good Tenants   When my investors ask me to manage a property they just bought, they know I have a track record of finding good tenants. Easy,huh? Run an ad on Craigslist, answer the email, show the property and get a deposit. I wish it were that simple. It's not difficult...
      Sure I can: Ride my bike instead of my car. (try riding a bike on the So Cal freeways). Eliminate Starbuck's from my daily routine (aww, this hurts). Brown bag it daily (hate making sandwiches in the morning). Sit in my dark, cold house with no lights on.....(enough said)!!  But I have foun...
    Now I know why Lockboxes were invented.   I have a new listing in a niche that I am interested in growing---needless to say I wanted to make a really good impression on my client.   We signed all the paperwork, and obtained the key to the property. Since this is probably not a property I am g...
Guest Blogger Financial Writer Angelina Brown from Chicago:   2 to 4 Unit properties basically consist of two, three or four separate residences on the same real estate lot. These 2 to 4 unit properties are very profitable for real estate investors. Not only for regular investors, but for normal ...
  For a while I have been hearing tales of tenants moving “furniture in the middle of the night”--- loud banging and scraping, thumping and crunching. The subject property is an old 1929 Spanish house, with a common laundry room beside a 1 BR apt in the rear. The 2 properties share a small common...
Jason Gordon, is a trusted industry advisor. He is a Residential Specialist and a great speaker as well. I had the pleasure of attending a seminar where Jason spoke on social media and marketing your services and it was quite informative. Rates are inching up again today.  We are in danger of a m...
    What a question to ask---most RE professionals I know are “people persons” with a strong desire for social connection. Well, at least that's what you should have to make it in this business...or any business!   Is this just specific to Real Estate? I don't think it is. As we all work with man...


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