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La Jolla - Mission Beach - Pacific Beach - Ocean Beach - San Diego
Cardiff - Carlsbad - Carmel Valley - Coronado - Del Mar - Encinitas
Rancho Santa Fe - Solana Beach

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An Opportunity to Give Back

You’re invited to Random Acts of Kindness. If you want to enjoy some food, drinks, fun, and a chance to give back, this event is for you.

Today I’m excited to let you know that you’re invited to our upcoming event: Random Acts of Kindness.

Random Acts of Kindness is an event where my friends, clients, associates, and family all come together and get connected.

The event is a fundraiser to benefit a number of groups.

This fundraiser will help donate to the Challenged Athletes Foundation, Iraqi war veterans, kids getting back into the game of life through sports, and other people who are in need.

If you can’t make it to our event, you can still donate by clicking here.

All donations are welcome.

All donations are welcome—whether it’s $1 or more, anything helps to make a difference.

If you’d like to come out for food, drinks, fun, and a chance to give back, please join us at this event. Additionally, there’s free valet parking.

Random Acts of Kindness will take place on August 30th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Tower 23—located at 723 Felspar Street.

We hope to see you there.

If you have any other questions, would like to donate, or would like any other information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Don't Take Our Word for It: Hear Why Carlos Is Different From His Clients

Carlos Gutierrez has been serving clients in San Diego County since 2005. Here’s what just a few of those clients have to say.

As a full-time real estate agent, Carlos Gutierrez has earned the Chairman’s Circle Platinum award for his sales performance in 2013, ranking him among the top 1% of Coldwell Banker sales associates. But, the successes most important to Carlos are the ones that come not in the form of awards, but in the form of satisfied clients.

Since 2005, Carlos has been serving buyers, sellers, and investors throughout San Diego County—treating each and every transaction as if it were his very own.
And his clients have noticed.

Diane Gaske is one such client. She’s known Carlos for 25 years—since meeting him at the elementary school she once worked at. Years later, when it came time for Diane to sell the home she had lived in for 27 years, she knew she would need the right person to help.

For her, and many others, Carlos is that person.

The successes most important to Carlos are the ones that come in the form of satisfied clients.

She recalls Carlos sending postcards to all of her neighbors and hosting multiple open houses—something she says ultimately paid off, since her house sold in less than two weeks.
Another client, Matthew, first encountered Carlos when he helped Matthew’s father to sell the home he had been struggling to sell for months in just 15 days. The reason for Carlos’ success, according to Matthew, is that he listens to clients and creates unique, detailed plans according to their needs.

Something that stuck with Matthew, specifically, is when Carlos came to him with a 27-point presentation explaining what he was going to do to sell his house. Matthew emphasized to us that what Carlos does is different for every client—because every client is different.

Matthew says that, because of this, “He was able to do what he said he was going to do.” He also says that Carlos only “promises what he can deliver” and that “his communication is extraordinary.”

Other clients had praise for Carlos, as well. According to Jan and Mike Neil, “You are foremost and number one in his mind” while you are working with him.

All of these people are real clients who Carlos has gone above and beyond for. So, if you are thinking of working with him, remember them when making your decision. Diane, who has known him for 25 years, says she recommends Carlos “110%.”

If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you, soon.

3 Tips for Investing in Real Estate

Today I wanted to share with you three tips for investing in rental properties.

You may have played the game of Monopoly and you know that the way to win that game is to have the most amount of properties and cash in the bank. Life can sometimes be a game as well, and we live in the perfect city for investing in rental properties. You might have thought about investing, and I wanted to share three things to consider before you invest.

Have a one-year plan and five-year plan and stick to them!

  1. Be selective when you buy. You need to make money when you buy the property. Often investors see a home at a low price and think they’ve found a good deal. However, you need to do your homework and research the area to determine whether it’s a good deal or not. Remember, price is what you pay, value is what you get.
  2. Have an exit strategy. While investing in a rental property can be a great way to earn profit, don’t let it become such a large part of your portfolio that losing returns on it can ultimately bring you down with it. Have a one-year plan and then a five-year plan and stick to those plans.
  3. Be ready for the unexpected! Things can quickly take an unexpected turn, and you need to be prepared for it. Houses can be a great investment, but are often full of unseen costs that correspond with those investments. So be prepared and able to address those issues when they present themselves.

If you have any questions about this or any other real estate topic, give me a call or shoot me an email. I’d be happy to help!