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Spring 2019: A Focus on San Diego Home Values

Complimentary Home ValuationChecking in on the blog! Did you know that we spend most of our time on our Facebook page? Why? Because it’s highly interactive. Potential clients, current clients and members of the public send us messages there every day, so it’s easy for us to stay there, answer them, and post our activity there. You’ll always find us there!

There is a cooling to the collective San Diego County market, even though there are always “hot” houses for whatever reason. The cooling on homes over $1 million started last fall, and it continues. To that, just yesterday the National Association of Realtors sent its members an email, telling us how to prepare if “the market tanks” — their words! They choose their communication to the 1.2 million NAR members carefully, so that wording was shocking to me. In addition, in the email, NAR said it doesn’t “think a recession is coming…” and that’s all I needed to read.

NAR is typically behind the curve in actual recession knowledge; that’s news that comes from us on the front line who are selling, but to use that word was telling. As a 20+ member of NAR, I speak NAR code and I know enough to share with you this: focus on real pricing, not the pricing in your head. And sell now rather than later in 2019.

A home that is clean, beautifully staged (hopefully it’s stage — we pay for it at Blend) and beautifully photographed will sit on the market if it’s overpriced.

There is a huge myth that buyers will “make an offer” on an overpriced home. No they won’t. They don’t have to because there is a house down the street that’s an easier get if it’s priced correctly. There is good inventory now for buyers to choose from.

I have had two $1 million+ homes not sell in the last year only over high pricing and I can’t control price. Only the sellers can control the price. Offers come in at X and I can give feedback at Y, but it’s up to the sellers to react. If you think it’s worth more than it is, it doesn’t sell.

At Blend, typically our listings sell in under  two weeks. We’ll always give you the MAX price that we think we can get for it as market makers, which is us pushing it as high as we can push it, with marketing to back up the pricing.

But we can’t make it be worth something that won’t work in today’s market.

If you’d like a free valuation on your home, please ask. And we’ll let you know what’s selling right around you!

And, as of 2019, we provide an EMAILED introductory listing presentation with commission pricing right in it. ZERO other firms in San Diego will do that for you.

Please get in touch with your name and address for a valuation. If you want the emailed listing presentation, please include your email address.

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Thanks for reading!

Kimberly Dotseth, broker/owner

Blend Real Estate

7770 Regents Road #113-275

San Diego, CA 92122

(858) 291-8110 <no texts here, please>

info @ blendrealestate . com

California DRE Licenses #01179760 and #01835915

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We’re BUSY! 2018 is Fabulous

1_masterbedroom-6 1_masterbedroom-4 1_kitchen-1 1_foyer-2 1_breakfast-1 1_masterbath-1 1_living-1 0_family-3 0_bedroomA-2 0_bathA-1Greetings from the world of Blend Real Estate. Thank you for checking in with us.

We have been extremely busy these past months with many estate listings and great clients! They keep us busy and our houses keep us happy.

There are a few new things happening, which you should know about:

We will be launching a Facebook Live show every week starting in March 2018.

On that show, Kimberly will be discussing what we do, particularly with estate listings. This is because our business coach says we need to “be on video more often.” OK — we will do just that!

We continue to meet new clients through referrals, past clients, through agents from elsewhere in the country and people who “just find us.”

We do most of our social media talking on our Facebook business page.

Our listings sell so fast that they often are not listed here in our blog, but they are ALWAYS on the Multiple Listing Service and most are on our Facebook business page.

Things move very fast for us. We stay grounded through friends and family and always doing the right thing.

If we can help you, please reach out today. Thank you!

Kimberly Dotseth, broker/owner

Blend Real Estate

(858) 291-8110 office

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PRESENTED for your consideration for the first time in nearly 40 years, this quintessential Coronado cottage is a house that you know on sight. Spacious and bright with a fabulous cross breeze, all sides of the house open to a great rear courtyard. 3 bedrooms and 2 baths along the “north” wing; kitchen and formal dining along the “south” wing. Large living room with fireplace. Bay windows. Original oak floors. Well situated on a large lot with mature avocado & orange trees. Consider it a rare opportunity.

555 C Avenue

Coronado, CA 92118

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

1,610 SF

Lot size 7,075 SF. This is a rectangular lot from sidewalk to alley (rare)

Asking price: $2,220,000. Seller is moving to assisted living. Price is somewhat flexible.

Contact Kimberly Dotseth, broker/owner, Blend Real Estate, for any and all questions:

(858) 291-8110

California BRE License #01179760

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NEW LISTING: 4644 Esther Street, San Diego, CA 92115 OPEN SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15TH, 12-2 PM

Welcome to our newest listing~

4644 Esther Street

San Diego, CA 92115

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1,448 square feet on a lush 6,400 square foot lot

The heart of El Cerrito, one of the “hottest” neighborhoods in the country.

Asking price: $689,000

Seller will entertain all offers in that range.

Elegant and tranquil, this one-of-a-kind and highly updated El Cerrito home is a must see. *** The English garden front yard has incredible wow factor, matched only by the “indoor outdoor” living room-style backyard with green grass. *** Three roomy bedrooms and two charming baths: one in classic mint green. *** Separate dining room with French doors and its own brick patio. *** Huge open kitchen with chef’s range and granite counters. *** Large laundry room is conveniently off the kitchen. *** Beautiful living room with sitting bay window and fireplace. *** Clean and organized 1940s floor plan. *** Detached two-car garage at street level. *** Feels like a getaway. *** Entertaining options galore. *** El Cerrito is one of the hottest neighborhoods today. *** Exquisite home and very rare opportunity. *** This home was featured in the 2004 Home & Garden garden tour. *** Remodeled with touches of charm throughout. *** This home feels European in style. *** Central heat and air conditioning. *** Lovely draperies & plantation shutters. *** Lush and private getaway. **Fabulous front porch to watch the world go by.

Please contact listing broker Kimberly Dotseth, broker/owner of Blend Real Estate, for all questions:

(858) 869-4909 or

California BRE license #01179760

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NEW listing: 4136 Olympic Street

Ask about our new listing at 4136 Olympic Street — and by the way, you can always stay MOST current with our listings at!

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Big Living Room and Dining Area
  • Big Family Room
  • El Cerrito Gem For Sale with All Mid Century Touches
  • Wood Floors
  • Light Fixer — Make it Your Own
  • This Home is Hitting the Market for the First Time in 62 years!
  • 1,714 SF on a 9,300 SF lot.

See this home now! Asking Price: $550,000

Kimberly Dotseth, broker/owner, Blend Real Estate (858) 291-8110

California BRE License #01179760

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