Postcards From Success - San Diego, CA

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Real Estate Agent - Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - CA BRE# 01261476
In his blog posts, Thomas invites you into his business, his personal life and his beloved city of San Diego, CA. He authentically shares about his life in San Diego as a husband, father, REALTOR® and real estate business owner. He enjoys living and working in both the Mission Bay Park area and the UTC/La Jolla area, the popular University Towne Centre community that hosts UCSD and one of San Diego's most robust Real Estate Market Areas. Enjoy the posts, share your feedback and please comment on his pearls of wisdom and nuggets of gold.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
The Most Unrealistic Expectation in Real Estate: In the world of real estate, one of the most persistent yet impractical pieces of advice, right after the cliche' "Location, Location, Location," is "Always answer your phone." This statement implies that you should be on standby 24/7 for any rando...
05/29/2024
Why Choose Me? Why Hire Me? Why Not?An ActiveRain ChallengeRecently, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) decided to settle a lawsuit that I believe to be frivolous. While the settlement might seem to bring about change, it actually doesn't alter my business practices at all. However, it d...
05/27/2024
Take a music-bath once or twice a week, and you will find that it is to the soul what the H2O-bath is to the body."~ Physician and Writer, Oliver Wendell Holmes Your action for today is to listen to your favorite Album, CD, Radio Station or Streaming Service.Enjoy!Design An Extraordinary Day! 202...
05/25/2024
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It's easy and it's lazy to sit outside of a complicated situation and attack the people involved. Real Estate seems to have been a bullseye for most of my career, yet here I still am. And, here you still are too. Hmmmm... Theodore Roosevelt once astutely remarked:“It is not the critic who counts;...
05/14/2024
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When we transition from this physical realm, the belongings we leave behind are destined to be distributed in one of three ways: Divvy, Donate, or Dump. Contemplating this reality has prompted me to reevaluate my own possessions.Recently, as I facilitated the liquidation of a trust sale estate, I...
05/12/2024
Don't be so busy making a living that you forget to make a life...Make Hay While The Sun Shines" is an adage deeply rooted in wisdom, passed down through generations. My grandfather often reminded me of its importance: when opportunity presents itself, readiness is key. You can't scramble to prep...
05/02/2024
"Greed is the inclination to take from your community without first making an effort to contribute to it."- James Clear, Author of Atomic Habits Your action for today is to consider what you are giving back to your community. What value do you represent to them?Why? Design An Extraordinary Day! 2...
05/02/2024
Over 55% OF AMERICAN are enjoying 50% to 80% Equity in their homes. This has never been truer for San Diego Homeowners who have experienced year over year growth since 2012.Your equity value is the combination of the difference between your original purchase price and your current estimated value...
04/30/2024
"Exert control over the variables that are within your control, and you'll improve the odds that the uncontrollable variables  ...will work in your favor."~ Executive Consultant, D.A. BentonYour action for today is to dissect a challenge you are facing. Identify what is "in your hands" and procee...
04/28/2024
What’s Up with Real Estate?National news and local views for the week ending Friday, April 26, 2024 Thomas J. Nelson Thomas J. Nelson has been a California REALTOR though many markets since 1999. His expertise will guide you through the journey to achieving your goals in real estate. National Rea...
04/27/2024