The Blend Real Estate Ten Point Vacant House Checklist – San Diego

Vacant House San DiegoWe’ve always said and strongly believe that a vacant, clean home sells faster than anything else. We take A LOT of vacant listings and created a ten-point checklist for our sellers to show them what we do with the home after it’s on the market. This list shows what we complete for all vacant listings no matter where they are located in San Diego County. The list is completed for every house once each 24-48 hours. Sellers love it.

Drive to property.

  1. Check the sign.
  2. Fill the flyer stand outside, replace any insider flyers or sell sheets.
  3. Pick up any trash that has blown into the front or back yard.
  4. Roll trash and recycling cans to the street and retrieve them the next day after trash/recycling is picked up.
  5. Run all faucets and flush all toilets.
  6. Rotate the lights, leaving one on at all times.
  7. Observe the neighbors, see what’s going on around the neighborhood if anything.
  8. Triple check all windows and doors to make sure they are closed and locked. Adjust all the blinds so they are closed.
  9. Once a week: run all faucets long enough to test the hot water. Test heat and air conditioning.
  10. Check the mailbox. Remove anything left at the front door.


We are always prepared to take on a new vacant listing, so all out-of-area owners can be assured that not only will we sell your home quickly for a top-dollar neighborhood price, we’ll treat the property like it’s our own. No you know why we’re always in our cars!

And we’ll always be the last one in your home hours before we close escrow for one last check of the property and our final round of “closing” photos.

Thanks for trusting us with your property!

Call to list today: (858) 452-2599 or email to review the listing contract that we send out to all of our sellers.



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Blend Real Estate – Welcome!

Final_Color-Small Type (2)Welcome to Blend Real Estate, a new real estate brokerage in San Diego. I am Kimberly Dotseth, the broker/owner of Blend. My goal when starting this firm was to focus exclusively on the needs of sellers and listing their homes for sale. We will continue to represent buyers of course. Our clients are extremely loyal and if you’d like to work with us as a buyer, please contact me today so I can set you up with a special property search that accesses only our local Multiple Listing Service, not those third-party sites which are so often inaccurate.

As we grow Blend, our marketing turns towards the needs of our sellers. Listing property is our specialty and we want to tell the world.

Particularly, we will focus on the listings of San Diego estates — those being the properties transitioning from one family to another. We have a listing package for sellers who are the heirs, trustees or family members of someone who is selling their lifetime home, or in some cases these sellers are managing the sale of an owner who has passed away.

This package includes a full estate sale at the property at no cost, typically conducted over two weekends if necessary.  You keep all the funds. We then coordinate emptying or preparing the home for sale. This is on top of all the other listing services we offer you. We have so many happy sellers with this type of listing that we invite you to speak to our references after a listing appointment with you.

Aside from estate sales, we list every other kind of home for sale. We have a comprehensive listing package for all sellers that includes staging, professional photography and access to our special vendor list to utilize to prepare your  home for sale if it needs any work at all. Most importantly, you get our tough negotiating skills once you get offers so you get the best deal and the best buyer.

Our showing process is formal and scheduled in writing so you always know who is entering your home and when. All appointments are scheduled through us, so strangers won’t call your home or drop in on you. Your offers are also managed in writing. We have crafted a special Offer Review software process to help you sort through what will often be multiple offers on your home. This analysis shows you the best of the best on one page — and hint, some sellers don’t always take the very highest priced offer. Everyone has different needs.

Our reputation in San Diego is stellar and with this new direction, we look forward to serving our clients for years to come. And to our returning clients, thank you for your years of service with Green Box Homes. Welcome to Blend.

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