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Category Archive: ‘Why You Should List With Jim’

JtR Back in the Ranch


Recently improved with over $80,000 in upgrades, this 4,952sf Tuscan estate on 2.11 acres in Hacienda Santa Fe has the master suite downstairs for easy living, plus four other bedrooms and den.  The backyard is ideal for kids, with a huge grass area surrounding the pool with waterfall – and you can have a horse too!

We will be open Tuesday from 1-4pm – stop by.






Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 in Jim's Take on the Market, Listing Agent Practices, Rancho Santa Fe, Why You Should List With Jim | 1 comment

Solana Beach Bidding War

Here I describe some of the details of how the sale went down on Glenmont in Solana Beach, which listed for $1,499,000 on January 8th.  Not every agent operates this way – many will just grab a cash offer and go for the easy close.  But I prefer to go all out:

Posted by on Mar 19, 2015 in About the author, Bidding Wars, Bubbleinfo TV, Jim's Take on the Market, Listing Agent Practices, Solana Beach, Why You Should List With Jim | 2 comments

Back in Bressi


Here is a tour of my new listing in one of Carlsbad’s most popular neighborhoods – Bressi Ranch.  The nearby Village Center features Trader Joe’s, Peet’s Coffee, Tommy V’s and others, plus the new Pizza Port is right down the street. From this house, you can walk to the private Pacific Ridge School:

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in Bubbleinfo TV, Why You Should List With Jim | 6 comments

One-Story Valentine!

Here’s one of the best listings I’ve ever had – a luxury one-story coastal estate in the gated community of Bella Lago in Aviara. Open this weekend 12-3pm:

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Luxury one-story coastal estate and former model home in the prestigious gated Aviara community of Bella Lago, next to the Aviara Golf Club.. This beautiful home has features including: designer finishes, upgraded hardwood flooring, built-in cabinetry throughout, surround sound, electronic shades, water filtration system, three fireplaces, second story bonus room and backyard oasis with an outdoor fireplace, pool, spa, waterfall and putting green. Kitchen loaded with Tibetan Black Quartz from the Dalai Lama, himself. He told me “and when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness.” So you’ll have that goin’ for you, which is nice.

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in About Kayla, Bubbleinfo TV, Jim's Take on the Market, North County Coastal, One-Story, Why You Should List With Jim | 7 comments

I’m Here to Help

Blog reader ‘just some guy’ mentioned today that when he first thought about buying a house, he assumed I would be too busy to help, or that I just work the upper prices ranges.

He found out different – we stuck together for more than a year until he and his family found the right home.

If you are thinking of buying or selling, I have plenty of time for you.  The phone number you see here is my cell phone – call or text any time, and let’s at least have a conversation!

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in Why You Should Hire Jim as your Buyer's Agent, Why You Should List With Jim | 4 comments

Bounce Back

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You’ve heard me say that I think it is my job to conduct a proper bidding war between all buyers and push for top dollar – and I will give them ample opportunity to pay it!  In this case, it was 10% over list price.

But the houses that need work are more prone to falling out of escrow once the scope of the project starts to sink in.  It is part of the business, and you have to be able to bounce back quickly to maintain momentum.

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Auctions, Bidding Wars, Bubbleinfo TV, Jim's Take on the Market, Thinking of Selling?, Why You Should List With Jim | 7 comments