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Mandatory Fire Inspection

The state has a new rule that any home that is within the Very High Fire Hazard zone must be inspected for compliance when selling. Each fire district has developed their own way to handle the requests, and Carlsbad charges $149 to visit the property and issue their report on the same day.

Here’s how our first inspection went:

Once the report showed some issues, it’s negotiation time because nothing in the contract dictates who is responsible – and the city doesn’t require compliance or does any reinspections.

Donna received the report promptly, and called me and asked what she should do.

But I had already handled it with the buyer’s agent.

I traded the responsibility for the fire hazards for the fridge!

Saturday Open House Report

Yesterday’s open house ended up being anti-climatic once a motivated buyer adopted the swamp-the-boat strategy, which I highly recommend. We had five offers by the end of Friday, and could have generated another 5-10 offers easily and probably ended up at, or close, to the same price. In all, we had over 200 people see the home over the two-day open house extravaganza…..in November.

The 2022 selling season is going to be bonkers:


Friday Open House Report

We had a huge turnout at the open house yesterday – more than 100 people showed up, which made me think I should include Friday open houses for every listing!

We’ve already received two written offers, and there should be a few more by the end of today. I plan to conduct my slow-motion auction to determine the winner.


You gotta love when this happens – the house right behind us just listed:

https://www.compass.com/listing/1801-ratcliff-road-carlsbad-ca-92008/909359166289330529/

Our New Listing in Encinitas Ranch!

Sometimes it’s easy for homeowners to make the decision to move, and for others it takes careful deliberation to come to the right conclusion – and it’s relative to how much they love their home, and if they can do better. It took months of discussion to decide to let this one go – it’s a trophy property!

1463 Paseo De Las Flores, Encinitas 92024

4 br + den/4.5 ba, 4,318sf

YB: 2003

$3,395,000

Breathtaking ocean & golf course views from this former model home that has been extensively remodeled and upgraded! Newer kitchen has polished quartzite counters, Wolf appliances, built-in Sub-Zero fridge and dual dishwashers too! Gorgeous bleached-oak hardwood floors throughout the home, including the four en-suite bedrooms plus office and theater room – and just wait until you see the richly appointed primary suite! Live the coastal lifestyle right on the golf course!

https://www.compass.com/listing/1463-paseo-de-las-flores-encinitas-ca-92024/897812950230112937/








Open house this weekend, 12-3pm!

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