Even in a city known for its sunshine, there are bad San Diego real estate agents who cast a cloud over the entire industry. It’s a sad but true reality of any industry. Thankfully, there are some pretty telltale signs that you’ve stumbled upon a bad agent.

For Buyers

If you are on the hunt for a new house, whether it is your first or your next, it’s a great idea to enlist the aid of a real estate agent. They often know the areas well and can help you find exactly what you are looking for within your price range.

However, there are a few red flags that you should be looking for when working with a real estate agent.

Avoid the Push

If your real estate agent is pushing you towards a house in La Jolla when you are really a Pacific Beach kind…

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So, you want to enter the incredible world of real estate investing? It’s a remarkably rewarding career, but one that requires a lot of knowledge, risk and dedication. Although it is not for everyone, those who take up the challenge usually love every second of it.

Anyone involved in the industry can tell you that it’s not something that you can dive right into without doing any research. Most things that you read will give you basic advice like making a plan, starting small and doing your research, but we are aiming to give you some insights that you won’t find anywhere else.

Make Good Use of the MLS

The San Diego MLS, or Multiple Listing Service is a must have tool for real estate investors. It is essentially a database of available houses that…

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The holidays are not exactly known as the ideal time of year for heavy San Diego real estate sales. It’s true, many people are usually preoccupied with buying gifts, traveling and a plethora other things that may keep them from shopping for a new home.

But the notion that it is a bad idea to place or keep your house on sale during the winter months is very misguided, and any real estate agent will tell you that homes do sell during the holidays, you just have to target the right buyers.

It’s a New Era

Decades ago, real estate agents would have had to scrape tooth and nail to get people to take time out of their busy holiday schedules to be squired about town looking at houses. But this is no longer the case.

It’s the 21st century, and buyers…

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When you have worked in San Diego property management long enough, you will come to realize that there is a lot of misinformation floating around about the industry.

Many people who own one or more rental properties often consider hiring a property manager, so they set out to gather as much information on the topic as possible. While this is a wise decision, it is important to weed out the myths from the truth.

These are just a few of the most common misconceptions that we have heard from clients.

Hiring a property manager means relinquishing control

You started managing properties because you wanted to be out on your own. You wanted to have a business to run by yourself, so why should you relinquish that control to a third party?

It’s…

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