Has anyone taken the foreclosure bus tour in San Diego? Is it high pressure and/or worth it?

Asked by M, 94114 Sun Mar 2, 2008

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Robert T. Bo…, , San Diego, CA
Tue Apr 29, 2008
At San Diego's Finest Real Estate we have run foreclosure bus tours in the North County Coastal San Diego Area. However, the challenge with a bus tour is that we end up with too many varied objectives - e.g., condo vs home, 2 bedroom vs 4 bedroom, $300K vs $600K, downtown vs Carmel Valley, etc.

We believe that using the time as a 3-hour seminar on the home buying process and loans, with an opportunity for people to also view foreclosures was a better way to look at the experience. However, everyone wants to see properties. With limited time and many different home criteria, we felt that large group tours we ineffective. Consequently, we are now holding homebuyer seminars separately and personalizing the foreclosure tours. We think that is a much better use of everyone's time.

If you are interested in having a personalized tour, visit our site or email us.

Robert T. Boyer, Ph.D.
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Patrick Hale, , San Diego, CA
Thu Aug 12, 2010
These bus tours usually require you do sign up saying you will use that agency to represent you. Not the best idea if you get stuck with an agent you don't like. My advice is to find a knowledgeable agent that you feel can negotiate for the best price on your behalf.

They can show you what you need to see and you wont be unhappy with your home buying experience.

Patrick A. Hale, CDPE, RSD
Real Estate Broker & Investor

"Help Over 360 Distressed Home Owners Avoid Foreclosure"
If You or Someone You Know is in Financial Distress Visit: http://www.SDRealEstate360.com
Web Reference:  http://www.reofsd.com
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Real Estate…, , Escondido, CA
Wed Jul 30, 2008
You can get any agent to show you the specific property you want to see. Why do you need to take the bus with other people, following their route and see the property you don't really want to see? Does that make sense to you?
Web Reference:  http://www.rebate4buyer.com
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Tara Steinke, Agent, San Diego, CA
Wed Apr 23, 2008
Hi M,

Our team, Cotter & Associates, has been conducting foreclosure tours in metro San Diego (concentrating so far in downtown) for the last several months. They are extremely low pressure. We simply expect you to have loan pre-approval (to ensure you are a serious and ready buyer) and that you use us to represent you if you purchase anything on the tour. Our clients have been extremely pleased with how informative and valueable this service has proven to be in their consideration of REO properties. We have grounded our practice in providing highly personalized service to our clients with the intention of earning their continued and trusted business.

Please email me directly if you are interested in our upcoming tour, currently scheduled for May 17. We would be delighted to have you along!

Good luck in your search!
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Tom Swell, , San Diego, CA
Sun Mar 2, 2008
I'm hoping to read your report on it. Your opinion is more valuable than mine.
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