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What’s Happening in Carlsbad This Week Ending 6-11-16?

Carlsbad is a fun place to work, play and live! Many come to build a life in one of the sun-kissed Carlsbad homes amidst the breathtaking Carlsbad real estate right along the beach. Many come to shop or catch some waves along miles of Carlsbad shoreline, and others come to work in paradise. Whatever it is that brings you here, you’ll want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your time spent. Check out some of these great Carlsbad events happening this weekend!

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Adrienne Nims

Mediterranean Cafe | Friday, June 10 at 7pm

One of the best ways to get out on a Friday night is by going to see some live music, so hop out of your coastal Carlsbad home, and come see some of the best local music around. Adrienne Nims is a talented, versatile artist with great energy and passion. She works solo as well as with bands to create an unforgettable experience for anyone who wants to see for themselves.

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Golda’s Balcony

New Village Arts Theatre | Ongoing until Sunday, June 26, 2016 | Thursdays and Fridays at 8pm | Saturdays at 3pm & 8pm | Sundays at 2pm

The New Village Arts presents a drama by William Gibson about Golda Meir, the first female Prime Minister of Israel. The stage takes place on the eve of 1973 Yom Kippur War. As Golda draws nearer to the nuclear war, she reflects on her development, politically and spiritually. Rosina Reynolds plays Golda, directed by Todd Salovey. Tickets: $32-35 Buy them here.

 

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Coastal Communities Concert Band and Arizona Wind Symphony

Carlsbad Community Church | Sunday, June 12th from 2pm to 4pm

The Coastal Communities Band will be under the direction of Tom Cole, featuring vocalist Michael Ruhl. They will be joined by the Arizona Wind Symphony who will be under the direction of Bill Richardson. Together, they will perform a concert titled As You Like It. Music will be played from various genres including “El Camino Royale”, “Italian Rhapsody”, “St. Luis Blues”, “Appalachian Spring”, “Swing’s the Thing”, “March from 1941”, and “Sounds of Hollywood”. Tickets: $12-15

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Splash Into Summer

Alga Norte Aquatic Center | Saturday, June 11th from 5pm to 9pm

The aquatic center is starting off the summer with a preview of everything the center has to offer. This includes: classes, camps, movies and exciting summer fun events. Participants can swim in the heated pool, play on large inflatables, take a spin in the water balls and lay out on an air mattress in the instructional pool to watch a special presentation of A Bug’s Life, the Disney-Pixar movie. The center will also provide opportunities for all to learn about masters’ swim, water fitness classes, swimming lessons for all ages, individual and family passes, aquatic sports and junior lifeguarding camps. The fun starts at 5pm, and the movie begins at dusk. Tickets: $10/person. Kids ages 3 and under are free. What better way to have fun with the family out of the summer heat?

What’s Up in Carlsbad? Week Ending 4-23-16

Carlsbad fun for this weekend is right around the corner, so it’s time to see what’s going on! It’s spring, so the weather has been warming up, the sun is coming out, and the flowers are blooming. The best way to enjoy this is to get out and enjoy the local events. Carlsbad is already known for its beauty, beaches, entertainment, shopping and great atmosphere. Not to mention Carlsbad real estate, it’s beautiful! So step out of your lovely Carlsbad home and explore the activities going on this weekend.

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Pirate Plunge

Saturday, April 23rd from 5-9 p.m.
The City of Carlsbad will be celebrating their annual Pirate Plunge event this weekend at Alga Norte Aquatic Center. The celebration will be filled with pirate themed swimming pool games and activities like diving for treasure, cannonball crush, hook it, ship raider race and more. Activities outside of the water will be just as fun with a treasure hunt, pirate ship slide, tropical bounce house and photo opportunities. This event is great for all ages, and with a heated swimming pool, everyone can have a fun time playing the water games. The Dive-In Grill will be open during the event serving grilled burgers, chicken sandwiches, pizza shaved ice, ice cream and other yummy treats.

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Friday Night Live Music

Friday, April 22nd from 6-8 p.m.

Friday Night Live is a fun night filled with music on the sidewalks of Carlsbad Village. Musicians will be playing music on the corners of Carlsbad Village and State Street every Friday night from April through October. Don’t miss out on one of these incredible nights while they last. For comfortability, don’t leave your Carlsbad home without bringing a folding chair and a lightweight sweater.

Big River

April 22nd -24th | Fridays 8 p.m., Saturdays 3 and 8 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m.

Big River is a Tony Award-winning musical that premiered at the La Jolla Playhouse. The show is based on The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. It’s a must-see, so buy tickets while you still can and enjoy the show this weekend at the New Village Arts Theatre!

 

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Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project

Sunday, April 24th at 7 p.m.

Jayme Stone is playing incredible music from his new album, the Lomax Project. The project focuses on songs collected by Alan Lomax, a folklorist and field recording pioneer. It revives, recycles and re-imagines traditional North American music, and includes Bahamian sea chanties, African-American acapella singing from the Georgia Sea Islands, ancient Appalachian ballads, fiddle tunes and work songs collected from various everyday people. This music is like nothing you’ve seen before, so if you’re not up to anything this weekend, treat yourself to a great family workshop at the Museum of Making Music. Learn about folk instruments and explore different performance practices. Sing, dance and clap together while learning about traditional repertoire.

 

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Soul Fire

April 22 at 6 p.m.

Soul Fire is an amazing local Soul Jazz band playing with vintage equipment, warm tones and soulful arrangements. Every night is a good night to enjoy a bit of soul and jazz after a long day. Step out of the comfort of your Carlsbad house, and watch some of the local shows. You may run into your new favorite band or hangout. They will be playing on Friday night at the Coyote Bar and Grill on Carlsbad Village Drive.

Tai Chi Chuan

April 23 from 10-11:30 a.m.

Looking for a new exercise class to try? Tai Chi Chuan is a slow, non-strenuous exercise that places emphasis on balance, flexibility and ease of movement. It improves health for the rest of your life. All experience levels are welcome to join at the Cole Library on Carlsbad Village Drive.

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San Diego Guitar Festival

April 23 at 6:30 p.m. General $20 Student $15

The Museum of Making Music will be hosting the newly formed San Diego Guitar Festival for an enjoyable evening with craft beer and two internationally acclaimed musicians: Kyle Patterson and Vladimir Gorbach.

Billy Watson

April 24 at 5:00 p.m.

Bluesman Billy Watson will be playing at the Coyote Bar and Grill on Sunday night. Watson is usually accompanied by the International Silver String Band, which is an all-star rotating cast of musicians from California’s music scene. The show is always mysterious, exciting, spontaneous and incredible.

 

Karaoke with Dani Cali

April 24 at 9:00 p.m.

Dani Cali plays on Sunday nights at The Alley, so come in, grab a drink and show off your singing talent on the stage with Dani Cali. What better way to spend your Sunday night than letting loose before Monday comes around?

Carlsbad

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Carlsbad, California is a beautiful seaside resort city many Californians are lucky to call home. It is an excellent combination of family adventure and coastal relaxation. Locals like to refer to it as “The Village by the Sea” and I couldn’t think of a better name for this city.

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Carlsbad is located right on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, about 87 miles south of the lights, camera, and action of Los Angeles and 35 miles north of laid-back downtown San Diego. The city is now home to over 112,000 people, and it continues to grow. The weather in Carlsbad can be referred to as Semi-Arid-Mediterranean, with 263 sunny days on average and only 10 inches of rain per year. The ocean moderated weather stays mellow with July highs averaging out at 72 and January lows at 45 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Carlsbad was originally a whistle stop on the California Southern Railroad until a man by the name of John Frazier moved into town during the late 1800s. Frazier dug up a fresh-water well near his property, and generously offered this water to thirsty locomotives passing through. As he continued to dig, he sank another well, producing water that was very similar in mineral content to that of the acclaimed water found in Karlsbad, Bohemia (now Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic). This led to the city’s name, now known as Carlsbad. The site of Frazier’s original well is still preserved to this day at Alt Karlsbad Hanse House on Carlsbad Boulevard, with an art gallery and memorabilia museum located in the basement.

Today, Carlsbad is divided into four sections: northwest, northeast, southwest, and southeast. The northwestern region was the first region settled in. It is now home to Carlsbad Village (downtown Carlsbad), Old “Olde” Carlsbad, Hosp Grove, Buena Vista Lagoon, Hedionda Lagoon, and The Barrio.

 

Carlsbad Village is what I would call an everything destination. If you’re looking for a night out on the town, a bite to eat, a new dress for that special occasion, or just a relaxing spa day, Carlsbad Village is the place to go. Even if you have family or friends visiting and you’re just looking for something to do, you could swing by Cold Stone or Sub Zero for an ice cream and head to the beach. The possibilities are endless.

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Olde Carlsbad is located near the beach and is where the oldest homes in the city reside. The first homes built in the early 1900s are located here, and some locals consider this area to be the heart of Carlsbad. Hosp Grove is a hiking trail lined with monumental eucalyptus trees planted long ago for the railroad industry. The wood, however, was not used after discovering that the eucalyptus wood was inferior in comparison to other varieties. The trail remains, for the most part, untouched by development, and is open for recreational use; it’s mostly used for hiking, biking, dog walking, running, and picnicking. The Barrio is a mostly residential area near downtown Carlsbad and Carlsbad Village with an authentic heritage. The majority of the northeastern region is filled with single-family homes and condominiums. The McClellan-Palomar Airport is also located here.

The southwest region lies along the Pacific Ocean, south of the center of Carlsbad. It consists mostly of single-family homes, and is also referred to as Aviara.

La Costa, or the southeast region, has more of a high-end feel to it. It is home to Omni La Costa Resort and Spa, golf courses, million-dollar Carlsbad real estate, and much of the newer master-planned communities. The residents in this region are part of three award-winning school districts: Carlsbad Unified School District, San Marcos Unified School District, and Encinitas Union School District.

The largest district serving Carlsbad is the Carlsbad Unified School District. CUSD oversees two high schools, three middle schools, nine elementary schools, and two alternative schools, accommodating over 11,000 students total. Carlsbad’s great schools city ranking is nine out of ten, with the top rated schools being Carillo Elementary, La Costa Heights Elementary, Aviara Oaks Elementary, and Mission Estancia Elementary. These four schools have been rated ten out of ten by GreatSchools. The Carlsbad Unified School District dates back to 1872 when the original Carlsbad School was built, and now serves not only Carlsbad residents, but San Marcos and Oceanside residents as well. CUSD has become one of the highest-achieving school districts in San Diego county, with many schools classified as Distinguished Schools at both federal and state levels.

 

San Marcos Unified School District is another one of San Diego’s largest school districts with three alternative schools, two high schools, three middle schools, and eleven elementary schools, serving over 17,000 students. SMUSD has a great amount of Distinguished Schools with fifteen out of the sixteen eligible schools having received the award.

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The Encinitas Union School District was founded in 1883 and serves the Rancho La Costa area of south Carlsbad. This district consists of nine elementary schools, serving about 5,400 students. Also serving the La Costa community in Carlsbad is the San Dieguito Union High School District.

When school lets out, Carlsbad has no shortage of activities to keep you, your family, and your friends entertained! The only hard part is having to choose. Carlsbad is home to some of San Diego’s main attractions including, but not limited to: LEGOLAND California Resort, SEA LIFE Aquarium, K1 Speed, and four incredible beaches.

LEGOLAND is a family amusement park geared towards children ages 2-12, but don’t let that hold you back. There are fun things to do for all ages. With over 60 attractions, delicious must-have park food, shopping, and the aquarium right next door, you’re in for a full day(or two, or three)’s worth of fun!

The SEA LIFE Aquarium is located to the left of the LEGOLAND front entrance, and it’s hard to miss with the building’s beautiful decorations. Bring your kids along for about a one to two hour adventure through the educational, hands-on, interactive exploration that is the aquarium.

 

 

K1 Speed is open seven days a week for indoor go-kart racing. The track is open for all ages making it perfect for families and friends to enjoy together. The Carlsbad location has a popular Arrive & Drive package allowing you to come in at anytime, without a reservation, to race.

Carlsbad has about a seven-mile stretch of warm beaches with remarkably beautiful sunsets. Carlsbad State Beach, or Tamarack-State Beach, has a four mile trail for jogging and is a popular spot for barbecues. This beach is within walking distance of Carlsbad Village and is an ideal beach for families.

Unlike Tamarack-State Beach, South Carlsbad State Beach is remote with few amenities. There is, however, a camping ground on a cliff-top with a lovely view of the ocean. This beach is ideal for walking and jogging due to the quality of the sand.

Carlsbad Beach GirlSouth Ponto Beach offers plenty of family fun including swimming, sunbathing, surfing, and beach volley ball (bring your own net), and the occasional surfing event. It is also one of the only beaches in the area with access to public restrooms and showers.

Terramar Beach is a choice beach for surfers. Although, you’ll want to note that there’s no access to public restrooms or showers at this beach or within walking distance.

Carlsbad has a rich history and an abundance of things to do. There is no place like it, and the residents and visitors alike are fortunate to be able to experience all that the city has to offer. In addition to everything mentioned, there is so much more to Carlsbad: green golf courses (home to LGPA Kia Classic), extraordinary food (Tip Top Meats, PAON, Bistro West), sensational spas (Omni La Costa), million dollar beach houses, luxury hotels, Project Walk Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center, Carlsbad Village Street Faire, the Museum of Making Music, and so much more! This city is alive, this city is thriving, and this city waits for you.

Carlsbad Transportation Becoming More Important than Ever

While Carlsbad transportation has certainly always been a desirable asset in the past, there’s reason to believe that its role is actually trending up in terms of importance.  A recent article in CityLab highlighted this fact by looking at a very significant group in terms of trends: Millennials. Amongst other things, it found that the ability to travel is becoming more important than ever as this generation looks to pair their dream home with their dream job, which doesn’t always mean the two are located nearby.

The Same Questions, Different Answers

One way the study helped gauge the importance of traveling these days is by asking Millenials similar questions to what their predecessors were. This means finding out where they wanted to live and how much value they placed on making that choice. Amongst other things—which we’ll explore in a moment—the study immediately found that Millenials put a different value on where they live. Furthermore, it would appear the traditional suburban environment is no longer the attractive option it used to be.

Getting up close and personal with Livability in Carlsbad

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Paradise. There really isn’t a better word to capture Carlsbad, California, or as the locals like to call it, “the Village by the Sea.”

Located just 90 miles south of Los Angeles in San Diego County, Carlsbad is home to over 100,000 people and many more visitors who make the quaint seaside village their vacation destination every year, for good reason.

First of all, it’s extraordinarily beautiful. The breathtaking views and scenery look as if it’s taken straight from a postcard, and the locals are friendly, accommodating people who go out of their way to make tourists and visitors feel right at home.

Carlsbad is a city on the rise, and recent economic developments and infrastructure improvements have made this village the “go to” spot for travelers and anyone looking for some much needed rest and relaxation.

Simply put, Carlsbad has it all. Luxury resorts, fine dining and numerous entertainment options are available on every corner and in every quadrant of the city.

Designed to enhance the community and improve traffic flow, livable streets have been welcomed with open arms by locals and visitors alike.

What exactly are livable streets?

The name speaks for itself and it’s exactly as it sounds. Livable streets, also called complete streets, are designed to not only accommodate vehicle travel, but pedestrian and bicycle travel as well.

While many communities design their streets and roadways to accommodate vehicle traffic flow, the village of Carlsbad has gone a step further by designing their streets to accommodate all forms of travel, bicycle and pedestrian included. It’s been a boon not only for the people who call Carlsbad home, but for the business district as well.

Business representatives are reporting increased sales and profits simply because it’s easier for shoppers to get there. Known for the healthy lifestyles of its residents, many shoppers are now walking or cycling to shops and are much more apt to visit a store if they don’t have to take 20 minutes to simply find a parking spot.

Additionally, and even more importantly, the streets are designed with a strong focus on safety for anyone living and visiting in Carlsbad. By designing streets to accommodate not only vehicles, but pedestrians and bicyclists as well, the community has enhanced and enriched the overall Carlsbad experience.

Traffic features such as roundabouts, narrower streets and median aisles have greatly improved the traffic flow by allowing vehicles to continuously flow through intersections. In turn, roadways have been made safer for both vehicles and pedestrians, who are crossing much shorter intersections.

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Ride the Coaster in Carlsbad

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The COASTER commuter train provides breathtaking coastal scenery as it runs north and south through San Diego County, serving eight stations between Oceanside and downtown San Diego. More than 20 trains run on weekdays, with additional service on the weekends. It takes about an hour to travel the entire COASTER route.  RIDE THE COASTER TO CHARGERS HOME GAMES!

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The survey served to reinforce that transportation—especially public transportation options—is as important as ever. Therefore, it also showed that most modern cities that do not invest sufficiently in transportation methods will definitely lose residents in the long run and those who would have otherwise considered the city.

Results from the Study

Of course, there are objective numbers to take a look at too in terms of how the Millenials answered:
• 54% of them said they would consider relocating to another city if it meant having more options for transportation.
• 66% reported that having access to high-quality options for transportation is amongst the top three things they look for in a city.
• Just shy of half of those who owned a car reported that they would think about getting rid of it if other transportation options were available.
• 86% believe it is important for their city to provide opportunities for residents to both live and work without needing a car.

Another version of the survey was added as well, this one looking at a combination of Millenials of Baby Boomers. The results showed that both groups had much in common in terms of their current desires. They both wanted things like:

• Improved options for transportation
• Walkable communities
• Technologically-advanced Cities
• Housing where one can grow old

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There was one other interesting tidbit that got brought out from this survey. 68% of the respondents found reported that they though the country’s economy was flawed on a fundamental level. Furthermore, they believe the path to prosperity would be found in building up the nation’s communities on a local level, not by bringing in outside companies. Instead, they recommended putting the focus on the same basic elements that would lead to making places desirable for residents to live in.

While these results are certainly enlightening, what will be done with them by policymakers is yet to be seen. At the end of the day, it’s all about getting from Point A to Point B. By identifying numerous core values, the community of Carlsbad has made that experience easy, enjoyable and safe through the use of livable streets. Come see for yourself and plan your trip to Carlsbad, where nothing but clean air and opportunity await you.

~ Cherie Young ~

One Simple App Gives REALTOR® $13 Million

It goes without saying that San Diego REALTORS® need to leverage every route possible in order to sell as many San Diego homes as possible.  Unlike so many other professions, a REALTORS® check is never guaranteed until they make that next sale. One recent story showed the importance of using as many digital options as possible to ensure no opportunity gets away from you.

Social Media in the Digital Age

Everyone knows about Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube, Instagram and other popular forms of social media. However, the truth is that there are too many social media platforms to name these days. Of course, there are only more on the way as well. Nonetheless, as a San Diego real estate agent, you absolutely have to do your best to use as many of these as possible to find prospects, properties and any other opportunities you can get your hands on.

A Recent Example Out of New York

WeChat-app-worldwideWho knows what Ye (Emma) Hao, a New York-based real estate agent with Douglas Elliman, expected when she joined WeChat. It’s a popular social media and messaging app from China, where millions have become accustomed to using it like the rest of us utilize Facebook.

One day, however, she received an unsolicited message from a Chinese citizen. It was an entrepreneur who contacted her because he was interested in the Baccarat Residences condo tower that is currently being built. When it’s done, the beautiful building will sit right across from the famous Museum of Modern Art located in Manhattan.

Being a good real estate agent, Hao was able to recognize this opportunity for what it was and contacted the Baccarat Residences, gathering the information her contact had requested. She then took these answers from the sales center and forwarded them to the entrepreneur. The next day, Hao gave him a phone call and negotiated not one, but two sales.

The first was for a $10.25 million apartment with three rooms located on the 39th floor. He also picked up a one bedroom unit that was on the 21st floor, good for another $3 million.

All in all, she netted $13 million from one contact, two deals, two days of work and two phone calls in all.

Using Apps

Hao has been on WeChat for two years now. Though it’s helped her close seven deals in all, this is obviously the biggest in her career. She was able to use the app to facilitate a confidential group meeting that included the buyer, his attorneys, herself and other relevant parties.

This is a good example of how amazing your results can be when you use today’s technology correctly. Apps are just one version, but it’s a huge one. Had it not been for her WeChat account, Hao may have very well lost the account. The entrepreneur may have decided to take his business to someone else who did use WeChat.

So make sure you don’t spread yourself too thin, but it’s vital that you get as many social media accounts as possible and then leverage them for all they’re worth where your San Diego real estate business is concerned.

~ Cherie Young ~

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Having Attractive Photos for Carlsbad Real Estate Listings

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It should go without saying that you need attractive photos of your Carlsbad real estate for sale. No description of a Carlsbad property can compare to having a color photo that highlights all the best angles of your Carlsbad home. However, in the digital age, this means much more. Consider the following about good pictures and how you can leverage them in a way your competition may not be.

Matching Photos to Homes

For one thing, we will take the best and most flattering photos of your Carlsbad home.  You will want quality photos of all the rooms, and the front and back exterior.  We will take many photos from different angles and lighting.  Your photos will tell a story.  Buyers don’t want to waste their time.  Poorly lit rooms and bad photography can hurt your chances of finding the right Carlsbad home buyer.  I have seen unprofessional photos make the most beautiful home unattractive, even on homes over $1,000,000!

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Are you selling a fun apartment located in downtown San Diego by all the best restaurants? Then you probably want pictures that show the apartment at evening, with the San Diego city lights in the background that suggest to the viewer all the good times they’ll have with this new place.

On the other hand, if you’re selling a San Diego coastal home, you want to show off how it represents stability and smooth sailing.

The Digital Age

As we touched on, photos have never been as important as they are now in the digital age. We market to Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Youtube, Pinterest and Instagram.  Also within Google images and the search engines.  Everyone is more connected than ever before—sometimes with complete strangers—thanks to social media. Amongst other things, this means that you need to think about how your photos will display on these sites. It’s also essential that you consider—and find out—how your photos will display on the apps for these sites. Not all of them will show up the way you assume. That beautiful picture of the apartment with the skyline in the back could be accidentally cropped because you didn’t understand how the app works. Practice makes perfect in this regard.

Stay Focused in the Carlsbad Market

Furthermore, we will highlight reasons to live and play in Carlsbad, the beaches, great schools, things to do. Because social media has such a far reach, you’ll get all kinds of people taking a look at your Carlsbad home. However, most of them will be far from the ideal buyer you’re looking for. They may even express opinions online about your photos.  We stay focused on the market you’re actually going after though: i.e., those who can afford the property and would be a good fit for it and the area.

Everyone else is entitled to their opinion, but you’re not beholden to listening to them.

Doorsteps Swipe

We mentioned the importance technology and someone has already taken this to heart. Thanks to the Doorsteps Swipe app, you can now upload your photos and find customers who then swipe left or right to decide whether or not a property is something they want to look into further. While this app is powerful, it should help you further appreciate why all your photos must be as attractive as possible.  We will also provide you with statistics on how many people have viewed your Carlsbad home online, shared it with others and comments about your Carlsbad house like pricing, and what they liked and did not like.  This is imperative to having a realistic view of the price your home is listed at and any pros and cons.

There’s plenty more that goes into selling a property, of course, but don’t neglect this important information.

~ Cherie Young ~

Essential Staging Advice for your Carlsbad Home

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When it comes to selling a luxury Carlsbad home, there are countless things you must remember to do. However, few of them may be as important as properly staging your Carlsbad house.  This not only helps interest customers in the home, by highlighting its best features, doing so also helps sell them as the buyer has an easier time appreciating why this is where they should be living. So before you open your Carlsbad home to potential buyers, keep the following tips in mind.

Create a Balanced Space

No doubt some of the rooms in your Carlsbad home deserve a little more attention than others. You may be dealing with an especially beautiful kitchen, for example. However, while it’s find that visitors take their time admiring this room, don’t forget that there are others you need to sell them on too. After all, no one buys Carlsbad real estate solely because they want the kitchen that comes with it. Put time into making each one look their best.

 

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Don’t Crowd a Room

However, this isn’t an excuse to add vase after vase to your living room or crowd your bathroom with pictures. Instead, be sure that each room receives the extra help it needs to look its best and nothing more. Crowded rooms make it harder for would-be buyers to see themselves and their families in it and that’s never a good thing.

Remove Reminders of Who Lives There

Furthermore, you need to get rid of family pictures and anything else that identifies your Carlsbad property as uniquely yours. These can be put back later anyway, but right now they only serve to remove the customer from thinking about the home as if they currently lived there. Again, this won’t help matters.

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Go Eco-Friendly

Just about everyone these days is trying to find ways to become more eco-friendly. Fortunately, a lot of things that are good for the environment are good for your Carlsbad house and budget as well. Switch to eco-friendly appliances, lights and even paint, if you need to touch up a room.

This is a good idea for a number of reasons. First, it may persuade some people who share your dedication to the environment. Second, it may assuage anyone who has concerns about hazardous forms of paint with high VOCs. Lastly, obviously, if your Carlsbad home has appliances that consume less energy, customers will relax at knowing their utility bill won’t be as much each month.

 

Make the Master Bedroom Serene

Whether we consciously recognize it or not, we all want bedrooms that provide us with serenity, above all else. Yes, we want fashionable looks and maybe a nice TV, but at the end of the day, we want to be assured that when we lay our heads down, relaxation and calm will be instant.

If your bedroom has strayed from this over the years, now is the time to rehabilitate it. Consider warmer colors, de-cluttering some areas and finding other ways to make the room look as comfortable as possible.

Staging your luxury home in Carlsbad is an essential step toward selling it, so take the above advice seriously and send some time implementing it.

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~ Cherie Young ~

Does Your Carlsbad Real Estate Business Pitch Work?

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At some point or another, we all have to pitch. Marketing your Carlsbad real estate requires expertise and understanding how to effectively sell your Carlsbad home.  You may not own a business or have a product or service that requires investors. You may not even sell products or services where you need to necessarily pitch people in the traditional sense. But think of something as basic as a job interview. Many would consider that a sales pitch in the purest form. Unfortunately, too many of us don’t realize how often we need to pitch in our lives and we end up paying the price.

The Biggest Mistake

Let’s get right to the point with this article, because it turns out that’s a mistake too many people are making with their pitches: it’s not enough to simply put your Carlsbad property on the MLS. Whether you have an hour or a whole day, you really only have a few minutes to make your pitch because if you take too long, your prospective Carlsbad home owners will simply drop out and you’ll lose their attention. So cut to the chase and be upfront about what you’re selling immediately.

Using this Lesson to Sell Your Carlsbad Home

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Obviously, selling Carlsbad homes requires a pitch, but too often agents don’t treat it that way. So when you go to sell your next property, be sure you effectively communicate what it is you’re offering, why it’s unique and better than other options and how it will benefit your market. This is where I shine – understanding how to effectively market your Carlsbad property.

Of course, this means you must truly understand your market, inside and out.

Think About Your Marketing Materials

 

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These example are showpieces that will give your Carlsbad home the best attention!  You can take this a step further as well. Do you have marketing materials that you hope to capture customers with?  I enjoy designing beautiful marketing pieces that are intuitive and reflect the beauty of our North Coastal areas.  They designed to work as a pitch.  We will work together to be sure they are  grabbing the attention of your market right off the bat.

The headline on your materials, for example, is probably the first thing they’ll see and thus your best opportunity to get your point across as quickly as possible. Whatever you do, this is not the time to waste that space on an address—unless it’s an extremely distinguished one on Central Park West or something.

A Good Headline

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Here’s an example of a headline that will grab your customer’s attention:

“Private Carlsbad Enclave: Sexiest Home in the City. Priced Accordingly.”

You think that won’t raise an eyebrow or two for all the right reasons? Obviously, it lets them know where the Carlsbad property is located, as this is important. It’s not the full address, but it doesn’t need to be either.

The claim of “sexiest home in the city” is going to grab attention. People are going to want to see if this bold claim holds true. Of course, some people will be turned off, but far more will be turned on.

Telling your potential buyer that the home is “priced accordingly” is a way of showing them value, but also making it clear that people who can’t spend the money, shouldn’t waste your time. That’s a win/win.

Never forget that you’re always pitching your properties. With the above advice by your side, this won’t be a problem.

~ Cherie Young ~

Carlsbad Real Estate – These Cars Need Luxury Garages

Search for Carlsbad Real Estate – As the saying goes, you can’t judge a book by its cover. However, there are times when you can probably tell a lot about a person by certain aspects of their lifestyle. The following five vehicles are a good sign that someone also has a sizable bank account, meaning they should be more than willing to spend the money necessary to secure a luxury Carlsbad home garage to keep their favorite toy safe.

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Carlsson Super GT C25

No, that’s not a spaceship you’re looking at. Believe it or not, that’s an actual car you could take on the highway. Of course, you might not see it coming—or going—considering this vehicle can hit 100km an hour in no more than 3.7 seconds. But what else would you expect from a luxury sports car that has 753 horsepower waiting for you under its hood.

If you do see one, though, take a picture. There are only 25 of these coach-built cars out there. If you’re willing to drop another 30,000 Euros, you can also get a matching Smart car in the same color for your special someone.  Carlsson Super GT C25.

 

Aston Martin

 

Aston Martin Super Sport

Anyone who owns an Aston Martin should have a corresponding high-class garage to go with it. Considering it costs a whipping $9.6 million just to buy this car, it’s not like money should be much of an object. With this price tag, it’s no wonder that the Super Sport is one of the most expensive cars on the planet.

So what does that kind of money get you? Well, a lightweight carbon fiber body will ensure the 900 horsepower it packs won’t have much trouble pushing it around. It also helps that you’re working with a twin-turbo V8 engine with 5.4 liters to work with.

 

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Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce China Limited Edition

Here’s a vehicle Bruce Wayne would be proud to call his own. This vehicle was made specifically for the Chinese market, which makes sense when you consider all the new millionaires and billionaires who call the fast-rising economic superpower home. Despite how big the country is, you’d have no problem getting around behind the wheel of a vehicle that can rev up to 100 kilometers an hour in only 3.2 seconds. In case that’s not impressive enough, enjoy a speedometer that goes all the way to 342 km/h.

Wiesmann Roadster

 

Wiesmann Roadster MF5

With only 55 models ever being produced, the MF5 is another rarity anyone would be lucky to drive. Its retro style may make it look old-fashioned, but the 5 liter V10 engine is about as modern as it gets and ensures 507 ponies rocket you to the 100 km/hour mark in 3.9 seconds flat.  www.Weismann.com

 

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Ferrari Enzo

No discussion of uber-luxury cars would be complete without mentioning a Ferrari and the Enzo has always been a favorite amongst automobile connoisseurs. Since 2002, this model has been turning heads for all the right reasons and at an insanely fast speed. That’s because it enjoys a V12 engine matched with F1-style tech. With only 400 ever made, it’s also no wonder that the original $670,000 is more likely to look like a million if you can find one of these bad boys at an auction.

Driving one of these cars without having a luxury garage to put it in just wouldn’t make sense. Aside from their astronomical price tags, they’re also modern day works of art.

~ Cherie Young ~

Does a New Carlsbad Home Equal an Improved Sex Life?

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Confidence

They say that the greatest aphrodisiac out there is confidence. The better you feel about yourself, the better your loved one is going to feel about you too. There’s nothing sexy about a person who has low self-esteem.

One great way to bolster your confidence is with a new Carlsbad home. For one, it should put a real feather in your cap as locking down a Carlsbad house can be a real challenge. Secondly, it’s the Carlsbad home you want, which is bound to put a skip in your step. Thirdly, this home probably takes care of a lot of problems you had in the past with your other house. Now that those problems aren’t weighing on your mind throughout the day, you can focus on being confident.

Intelligence

Carlsbad HomeAnother turn-on for most people is intelligence. By making the right financial choice where your home is concerned, it’s hard not to feel like your brain grew a bit. Any lover is going to be drawn to that type of intellect.

Of course, this also leads back to the first aspect. Who doesn’t feel good about themselves when they also feel intelligent? With this momentous decision locked away and made for all the right reasons, you’re definitely going to feel more confident than you have before.

Be sure you consider all the ways a home purchase can be an intelligent choice too. Look for things like energy-efficient options and reliable fixtures so you’re saving even more money down the road.

Get a Fresh Start

By moving into a new home in Carlsbad, you’ll also automatically feel like hitting the re-start button on your sex drive. This can be for a number of reasons, but one will probably have to do with how much stuff you end up getting rid of. De-cluttering your Carlsbad property can be a lot of fun to do with your partner and bring you closer together. All that foreplay usually only amounts to one thing.

Buying New Furniture

Speaking of which, most new homes also mean new furniture. So now ‘s the time to get busy thinking about the items you’ll want to get busy on. From couches to the bed itself, this can also be a very fun way to begin revamping your sex drive. Once you purchase all your necessary items, you’ll definitely want to test them out.

Always Consider Your Partner

First, never buy Carlsbad real estate because you want more or better sex. That’s a pretty expensive gamble. So make sure you talk the idea through with your spouse so you know what to expect. Also, don’t automatically assume this new house will lead to sex. Talk these issues through with your loved one to ensure you’ll both enjoy the move and all the moves that follow.

Buying a new home in Carlsbad is always a big step, but it can be a lot of fun. This is especially true when such a financial action leads to more action in the bed.

~ Cherie Young ~