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Mon Sep 12, 2016
MCM_STL answered:
I can understand why this upsets you. I can also understand your relatives' point of view. Doing business with family can be difficult and is not something everyone is comfortable with. It would have been nice if they had at least given you the chance to get a referral fee here but they didn't and how you choose to react to this will tell them a great deal about your professionalism and may determine whether or not they refer friends/family to you in the future.

I see something in your note that you may want to work on going forward: You're very focused on yourself here when you need to be focused on your customers' needs. No one in your life ever owes you a listing, especially not just because you need money. If you're getting business, it should be because you're a hard-working, customer-focused, problem solving, aggressive professional who is determined to get your clients the best possible outcome.
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Sat May 2, 2015
Bob Preston answered:
Early buy out is purely negotiable. If you prefer to not move you have a binding lease. Seems like they have offered you a good faith compensation amount. If you would like to accept it at your option then you may do so but you are not required because you have a binding lease unless you are in default in some capacity ... more
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Sun Apr 12, 2015
Cindy Davis answered:
Realtors are Realtors, there is no specialty for retirement homes, What you will find is that home Realtors know the retirement areas and sell them more frequently than others. Are you seeking retirement communities within San Diego County or beyond?

Cindy Davis, Broker
SD Home Source Realty
Phone: (619) 379-8616
CA DRE #01363537
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Sun Apr 12, 2015
Josh Barnett answered:
SRES is a designation by the national association of Realtors that provides more training in different generations of clients.
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Tue Aug 12, 2014
Gillian Young answered:
Hi Sid,
I have a great website, and you search the all the listing's in San Diego County. Please, check it out!
I would love to help you find the home you are looking for. Please contact me, so we can set up a buyers consultation.

Gillian Young
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Sun Jun 29, 2014
Barbara Armstrong Realtor answered:
A great resource for assessing local crime activity is the Automated Regional Justice Information System at is a great resource for investigating the types and levels of crime in a particular area. The San Diego Police Department first suggested I use the site when I was inquiring about possible crime in a particular beach neighborhood one of my clients was interested in. You will be able to look at broad statistics by area using

The mapping tool at allows you to be a specific in your inquiry as to type in a street address, and lets you look at crime within, for example, up to a 2 mile radius around the address if you'd like. You are able to ascertain the types of crime (e.g. theft, drug and alcohol violations, burglary), and you can search within a range of dates (e.g. within the last month or year).
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Mon Apr 21, 2014
Neal Akin answered:

I feel for you, as you face a challenging situation. I agree with Cindy, that you need to discuss your situation with a Landlord face to face. You will be able to work your way around it, and find a home for you and your two dogs. Be honest, mater of fact and have your facts in order, and I think you will have a good chance at finding a sympathetic Landlord.

All the best in your search.

To gain insight as to who I am, how I conduct myself and how I take great care of my clients, please refer to my recommendations on Trulia.

Very Respectfully,

Neal I. Akin - Realtor
The Akin Real Estate Team
Coastal Premier Properties
BRE# 01812949
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Tue Mar 4, 2014
johntcarlsen answered:
Call me when you get a chance... We are one of the top builders in San Diego, and will definitely be able to help you! John (818)303-6161
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Sun Jun 9, 2013
Barb answered:
Hi Cindy,
I'll be there July 12th for a month. I'll keep your number handy. I'm looking for a two bedroom, two bath, lower level Condo or Apt. to rent. I would like it to be no less than 1,100 sq. ft. Some of the amenities I would like are a garage, patio, pool, jacuzzi in the complex, washer/dryer in unit or hook up. I also preferably would like an updated unit with maybe wood floors if possible and granite countertops. It would be ideal if there was at least one walk-in closet. The price range would be between $1,800 and $2,500.
You can reach me at 314-579-4142 after 11
AM Pacific time. Thank you. Barb
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Mon Jun 3, 2013
Inna Lazarus answered:
Yes, it is on MLS but you agent probabably did not fill out the Internet field which synchronizes to all others web sites. You should address this issue with your agent. Good luck
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Wed Mar 27, 2013
Hope Leitner answered:
The last time a property was sold in the Del Mar Terraces was in July 2012. Are you interested in buying or selling? I am happy to help you should you need assistance with your real estate needs. ... more
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Wed Nov 14, 2012
Gail Squires answered:
Yes, you are in a great location with a strip mall close by. This shopping center for its size is quite comprehensive including a Vons, CVS, Veterinarian, Jack in the Box, Alborz Restaurant, Seven Eleven. You are a short drive away going west to the Village of Del Mar and a short drive going east to Del Mar Highlands which has many restaurants including Urban Plates, The Counter, Taverna Blu and the movie Theater Cinepolis.
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Wed Oct 10, 2012
Victoria Greenburg answered:
Seeing many investors bid against me for home 200-600k in San Diego.
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Tue Aug 21, 2012
Annette Levinson answered:
Does your corp show the income on their tax return? If you own it 100% of it, that income can be used for qualifying.
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Sun Jul 29, 2012
John Arendsen answered:
We're a local RE brokeakerage in Encinitas ad have a great inventor of rent/lease properties as a rule. Would walking distance to several well known surf spots make a difference. Also how long do do you plan on living on our fine DS shoreline. You might be wiser to wait until closer to September.

You may find a lot more selections and much better values as this is mid season and beach rentals tend to be much pricier and less negotiable. Please feel free to call us 760 815-6977 or email me at anytime.

We're a local family owned independent RE brokers, general contractor & developer and currently own several beach properties throughout the Leucadia and Encinitas West of Coast Highway and would consider year around rentals.

Feel free to refer to any of our very user friendly websites:\
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Thu Jun 21, 2012
Pt Larkin answered:
Easy question...the reason Del Mar has a higher crime rate is due directly to the fact all crimes which take place at the Del Mar Race Track but mostly the Fair get reported under Del Mar Crime stats.... ... more
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Thu Apr 5, 2012
Karen Guzik answered:
If you are still interested in this property, I would love to show it to you. Just give me a call at (760) 672 1818.
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Thu Apr 14, 2011
Michael Ford answered:
that's a tough price point for that zip. typically rent to owns are lesser desirable properties that are priced at full retail, or have a defect of some sort.

be cautious of scams. rent to own and lease options are classic scammer territory. ... more
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Wed Apr 6, 2011
Rick asked:
I have seen alot of rent to own with little or nothing down. The rent to own part is not overy essential but would be great. Looking for Mid to late may 2011
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