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Category Archive: ‘Klinge Realty’

Bubbleinfo Social Media

For those who like to digest their real estate news via their social media outlets, here are our links:

My twitter account is mostly the posting of articles written elsewhere, but are pertinent to us.  Most of the bubbleinfo blog posts can be seen here:

There are two Facebook accounts, and this is the one that gets the bubbleinfo posts automatically:

Both Kayla and I are supposed to be fueling the Pinterest account, and it is mostly full of remodeling ideas:

We have a new Instagram account to which both of us are contributing.  Kayla noted that she got more followers to this account in one weekend than I’ve added to mine in 2+ years:

The Bubbleinfo TV videos are posted to my youtube account:

There is a bubbleinfo mobile app available at the App store, and Google Play!


Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in About Kayla, About the author, Jim's Take on the Market, Klinge Realty | 0 comments

Carlsbad Open House Sat 12-3

Here’s my new listing of a 180-degree view home in Calavera Hills, priced at $849,000.  Carlsbad has been starved for lower-end inventory, yet not everything is selling – but this view should help!

Located at the end of the culdesac and within walking distance of schools K-8, this newer Brookfield home has hardwood floors, granite kitchen, downstairs bedroom and full bath, and lush landscaping with stamped-concrete patio!

Kayla and I will have open house 12-3pm Saturday March 18th – come on by!


Posted by on Mar 17, 2017 in Carlsbad, Jim's Take on the Market, Klinge Realty, Listing Agent Practices, Open House, Thinking of Buying?, View | 0 comments

RSF Tennis Estate

A pure California Ranch on 2.79 acres!

Park-like estate with a stunning 5br + den, 4.5-bath single-level main house that was redesigned and extensively upgraded in 2009. The large but intimate great room has soaring wood-beam ceilings, wide-plank hardwood floors, and french doors that open wide to let the sunshine in! Pool/spa, 3-car garage, detached 2br guest house, lighted tennis court, detached office, RSF schools, no HOA, and the master suite was highly upgraded in 2016! The floor plan is perfect for multi-gen families, with a 2-bedroom wing on one-side with the master suite + 2 bedrooms on the other side! Plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the Ranch – horses OK too! $2,950,000

Call or text Jim Klinge, broker 858-997-3801

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 in Bubbleinfo TV, Jim's Take on the Market, Klinge Realty, Rancho Santa Fe, Why You Should List With Jim | 4 comments

The Secret to Our Success


My wife Donna doesn’t get any publicity here on the blog, but she plays a vital role in the business.  Here is a review of Donna’s recent performance:

Donna Klinge and her husband, Jim, are real estate partners. Jim is the ‘face’ of the agency, I believe — he runs new business, and is who you’d likely work with to find and secure your next home, or sell your next home. And he is fab; I will review him separately.

But I feel the key differentiating reason why one should work with Jim, is because of the over-delivery Donna provides once you are in escrow, and AFTER CLOSING (yes, she continues to work with you after escrow closes).

First, Donna handles all paperwork for your RE transactions the second you ID a property. Her level of organization and savvy exceeds anyone I’ve worked with — in any capacity, let alone real estate. But she goes so, so much further. I will give you my experience as example: My husband and I purchased 2 homes on 1 lot via Jim (which you will see in my review of Jim, I simply would have never found without him, I’m certain). We intend to make rental properties out of them, which is a new experience for us; and even in the best of circumstances, becoming instant landlords of multiple properties is daunting!

Donna handled the inevitable back and forth with the sellers (regarding repairs, timing, moving schedules, etc.) with such objectivity, fairness, and strong ethical consideration, I can only characterize it as admirable.

But on top of her combo objectivity/fairness/ethics, she works with productivity in mind, so every move she makes is done in such a savvy way — she gets what needs doing, done. I feel like I could apply the Donna Klinge Method of Work to my own profession, and my parenting, and be better off for it!

But here is the magic sauce of Jim and Donna. AFTER escrow has closed — a time when most agents have completely turned their attention to the ‘next deal,’ Donna stayed with me. She secured vendors for us for: carpet and baseboard replacement, painting, HVAC, ductwork, electrical, plumbing, etc. Anything the house needed, she helped me either get done, or got me multiple bids to look through. Everything we needed to get our house rental ready, Donna has helped with.  Donna and Jim have such strong credibility with contractors I am certain I could not get these people out to our properties so quickly without their pull on my own. Even if I had the time to procure multiple bids myself, which I don’t, I never could have achieved what she did, in such a short period of time, with such high quality workers.

My family is deeply indebted to both Jim and Donna for helping us achieve a financial goal of ours that has been in the works since I started reading Jim’s blog in 2007. They have materially changed the course of our financial lives and I’m so appreciative, I’ve just written my first online review ever to show it 🙂



Posted by on Sep 30, 2016 in Jim's Take on the Market, Klinge Realty | 1 comment

733 Stratford Drive


I love my new Encinitas Highlands listing at 733 Stratford Drive, which is at the top of the hill and offers some of the best ocean views in EH!  This is another property that is ideally suited for the multi-generational buyers because there are bedrooms and full baths on the ground floor plus a detached 1br/1ba cottage out back.

This is my first real tour of a house with the new camera (and because I’m trying to move slower and smoother), so this is the extended full version of the whole property:

Posted by on Apr 14, 2016 in Boomers, Bubbleinfo TV, Encinitas, Klinge Realty, Listing Agent Practices, Market Buzz, Osmo, Thinking of Buying?, Why You Should List With Jim | 3 comments