PACIFIC SOTHEBY’S REALTY SPONSORS FILM SCREENING AND RALLY BRINGING AWARENESS TO THE STRUGGLES FACING VETERANS
If you passed through downtown San Diego on Wednesday, March 31, 2017 just after 6pm, you may have witnessed a parade of individuals, sporting patriotic colors and holding flags of every size, marching through the streets toward San Diego Bay. The group was heading to a fundraising event aboard that USS Midway with the goal of increasing public awareness and support for several local San Diego Veterans organizations.
If you looked closer, you may have also seen a sea of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty blue name badges worn by many of the marching flag holders. As a company Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty was the Premier Sponsor of the Patriot Rally and No Greater Love film screening, but it was as a family of co-workers that so many came together to show their support (and open their wallets) for the cause.
According to Dana Anderson, Carlsbad Office Manager, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty, “the march to the USS Midway, with everyone donning their red, white and blue and holding flags of every size, started the emotions. We are so polarized right now. This is not about politics. 22 soldiers and veterans commit suicide everyday. These are our brothers, sisters, kids, parents, family and friends. It’s not ok. This film seeks to start a conversation outside of the military sector and they need our help.”
The Patriot Rally featured a special screening of the international award-winning military documentary No Greater Love aboard the flight deck of the USS Midway. The film explores combat deployment through the eyes of an Army chaplain who carried a camera in Afghanistan, capturing the gritty reality of war as well as the bond that is made among troops. The film shows the experience of war, but more importantly, helps viewers understand the personal struggles of soldiers.
The event also included the presentation of Colors provided by the JROTC Color Guard of Chaparral High School in Temecula, California, a special performance of the United States National Anthem by country singer Amy Scruggs and guided tours of the USS Midway.
All proceeds from the event benefited Angels of America’s Fallen, American Legion Post 416, USO San Diego and Operation Engage America, all local organizations that strive to help the families of the men and women of the U.S. Military, Veterans, and Gold Star families.
“The heart of our community is our military, so many of us are Veterans or have family members, friends and co-workers who have served or are currently serving,” says Steve Games, CEO, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty. “It is our responsibility as a community to connect with the members of our military and show our support and gratitude for their service and to reach out to the many who continue to face a hard battle upon returning to civilian life.”
Prior to the main event and film screening on the USS Midway, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty hosted a private VIP reception at the sales office of Savina by Bosa. The reception featured a talk from Chaplain Justin Roberts, Producer of the documentary No Greater Love and a silent auction that raised over $10,000 for the event.
San Diego is the first city to host this event. Similar rallies are planned across the nation, culminating board the USS Intrepid in New York harbor on September 11, 2017. To donate and for more information about the documentary “No Greater Love” visit visit http://www.nglfilm.org.
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Oceanside is located along the beautiful Southern California coastline and considered the gateway city between metropolitan San Diego and Los Angeles. A classic Southern California beach town, Oceanside enjoys a rich history as an ideal place to stay and experience California’s casual spirit. The city, which boasts a number of important historical and cultural attractions such as Mission San Luis Rey, California’s longest wooden pier, 1920’s era Robert’s Cottages, California Surf Museum and the Oceanside Museum of Art, has experienced a resurgence as a destination for upscale dining, entertainment and shopping. With its’ accessibility and walkability, Oceanside offers a wide-variety of housing options for every type of homebuyer.
Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Patriot Rally, a fundraising event that will be held aboard the USS Midway in San Diego Bay on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. The Patriot Rally is an event to raise funds and increase public awareness and support for several Veterans organizations that strive to help the families of the men and women of the U.S. Military, Veterans and those who have died in the service to our nation.
“There wasn’t even a second of hesitancy when we were approached to sponsor this event,” says Steve Games, Chairman, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty, as well as a Navy Veteran who served during the Vietnam War. “The heart of San Diego is our military community and this event is an incredible opportunity to salute these young people and the families of the fallen soldiers who have fought so that we may continue to enjoy the freedoms we have as Americans.”
The Patriot Rally will feature a special screening of the international award-winning military documentary “No Greater Love” aboard the flight deck of the USS Midway. The film explores combat deployment through the eyes of an Army chaplain who carried a camera in Afghanistan, capturing the gritty reality of war as well as the bond that is made among troops. The film shows the experience of war, but more importantly, helps viewers understand the personal struggles of soldiers.
The event will also include the presentation of Colors provided by the JROTC Color Guard of Chaparral High School in Temecula, California, a special performance of the United States National Anthem by country singer Amy Scruggs, guided tours of the USS Midway and no host food and drink. Tickets for the event are $25 and can be purchased at https://nogreaterlovecampaign.ticketspice.com/ngl-film
All proceeds from the event will benefit Angels of America’s Fallen, American Legion Post 416, USO San Diego and Operation Engage America. Each one of these organizations works tirelessly to ensure that Active Military, Veterans and family members of fallen service men and women receive the support they need.
The Patriot Rally was the brainchild of Chaplain Justin Roberts, Producer of the documentary “No Greater Love” who enlisted event Co-Chairs Trisha Marshall and Matthew Schillingburg. Marshall and Schillingburg quickly jumped on “Board” and presented the opportunity Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty for sponsorship.
“We both care deeply for our Veterans and the Gold Star Families and wanted to create an impactful way to help raise awareness as well as funds to support the needs of those who have given so much in service to their country,” says Marshall. “Veterans needs are many, those who do return home from combat often suffer tremendous PTS and the suicide rates among our Vets are staggering. For those who sadly do not return, families are left behind often with very little means of support.”
San Diego is the first city to host this event. Similar rallies are planned across the nation, culminating aboard the USS. Intrepid in New York harbor on 9/11
“Our goal was to help communities connect with Military, Veterans and the families who have lost a service member,” says Shillingburg. “These are our neighbors, our co-workers and our friends who often keep their struggles hidden from those around them. This event is designed to bring us together in support of one another.”
For more information about the and to find out how you can get involved contact Trisha Marshall, 949-233-9007 or Matthew Shillingburg, 858-997-6632.
To purchase tickets to the event visit https://nogreaterlovecampaign.ticketspice.com/ngl-film and to learn more about the documentary “No Greater Love” visit http://www.nglfilm.org.
In these days of modern technology and virtual reality, Realtors are often asked if Open Houses are still a valuable marketing tool for sellers. The answer is…YES!
“Our Realtors develop a comprehensive marketing plan for their clients and open houses are one of the pieces of the overall marketing strategy that help to increase exposure for their listings,” according to Brian Arrington, CEO, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty.
Open houses bring traffic to the home with the general premise that more traffic leads to better exposure, which in turn leads to a quicker sale. By removing one of the marketing strategies, you can still sell the house, but may be limiting your buyer pool.
On May 6th and 7th, 2017 Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty held their bi-annual Open House Showcase. Over 170 properties, from Coronado to Carlsbad, La Jolla to La Mesa and just about every neighborhood in between and all around participated in the weekend event. The Showcase was heavily promoted through print and online advertising as well as social media, which served to further increase awareness and drive a high volume of traffic to the open listings.
“In the past, open houses were a way for buyers to explore neighborhoods and have questions answered about the community and schools,” adds Arrington. “Now with the information that is available online, buyers are coming ready to see specific homes, many are already pre-qualified by their lender and ready to make that offer.”
Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Open House Showcase proved to be a great success for several agents over the weekend. Many of those who participated said that they developed a substantial number of new clients and several offers were submitted. One of those offers was made between the clients of Pacific Sotheby’s Realty agents, Kathleen Connor and Barbara Maquire, representing the seller and Katie Hawkes, representing the buyer, all Realtors with the Rancho Santa Fe office. According to Connor “Katie’s clients were driving around and getting familiar with the neighborhood and stopped to tour our open house. Katie joined and after a warm visit with them, we received an offer and were under contract within three hours of the open house ending on Sunday. We also received a firm backup offer from the Open House. Our sellers are thrilled at the traffic and energy created by the Open House Showcase for their property.
While the next Open House Showcase will take place in the Fall of 2017, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty agents understand the importance of holding their listings open as often as possible. Each Friday the company publishes an Open House Magazine with a directory for the weekends’ open houses. The Open House Magazine can be found by visiting www.facebook.com/PacificSIR/ or the Pacific Sotheby’s Realty Extraordinary Living Blog at www.pacificsothebysrealty.com .
Spring is here, and May has been declared “National Moving Month.” The National Census reports over 40 million people move during the summer months, which makes May a designated time for planning, organizing and of course, packing. According to Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, this can be an exciting adventure, but also stressful, especially for children.
Pepper Coffey, Executive Director for Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Relocation and Referral Division, says there are strategies parents can use when preparing for a move, whether it be down the street, or across the country. “Relocating can be hectic, and while each child and experience is different, there are ways to make it as stress free as possible.” It is especially critical, according to parents who have moved frequently, to keep communication open and immediately address whatever concerns your children may have.
Here are five tips to consider if you are preparing to move this summer:
Unpack Bedrooms First – On moving days, focus on bedrooms first. At the very least, have children’s mattresses, special toys, sheets, pillows and blankets ready for them that first night. Prior to moving, pack and color code what your child will need for that first evening. Load this box last, along with a box of a few of their favorite toys and books, to ease the confusion. Another idea that works well, is to have an “emergency box” filled with snacks, and perhaps a new toy. Wrap in special duct tape so it’s easily identifiable.
Plan Meals In Advance – It’s a scenario that is all too familiar: You are in the middle of unpacking and you realize it’s well past dinner time and children are clamouring for food. To avoid this, schedule what you will be eating during the first week as you settle into your new home. Have you or your older children do a google search for restaurants or take out options in the area. There will be no confusion or cries of “What’s for dinner?” and it’s a fun way to experience the popular spots in town.
Get To Know The Community – Moving to a new neighborhood is hard. Take a break from unpacking and meet the neighbors. If your child is involved in extracurricular activities, check out what opportunities are around town as this is a great way to meet other children and parents. Explore your new community together to find the best parks, playgrounds, restaurants, shopping and ice cream shops!
- Visit The New School – Attending a new school is perhaps the most difficult experience for children when moving. Chances are, they will ask a variety of questions to settle their nerves. To ease the transfer, take a tour so they know their way around the school before their first day. Children are stressed enough about trying to fit in, so they shouldn’t need to worry where the cafeteria or bathrooms are located.
- Get Back On Schedule – Children function better when they follow a schedule. While moving can be unpredictable at times, it’s important to get into your normal routine by having meals, naps, bedtime and all its rituals, as soon as possible.
When relocating, Pepper also advises, “It’s incredibly important for children of all ages to say goodbye to the home they are leaving. As part of the letting go process, it’s good to provide children with an opportunity to close this chapter by throwing a goodbye party, making a going away gift, or spending time with favorite people before the move. Finally, remind them that the most familiar thing will be right alongside them during this new adventure: their family!”
Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Relocation and Referral Division provides comprehensive resources for expediting a smooth transition. As members of the Worldwide ERC® and as registered partners with multiple relocation management companies, the experienced professionals at Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Relocation and Referral Division understands the critical role an agent plays in managing the relocation experience. Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty is locally owned and operated with over 500 agents and 22 offices throughout San Diego County and provides unrivaled representation for customers in San Diego and beyond.
Pepper Coffey and the Pacific Sotheby’s Relocation and Referral Services Division can be reached at Relocation@PacificSIR.com or via phone at 619.325.3130
Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Equestrian Division along with Eric Iantorno & Associates are proud to be among the sponsors of the 72nd Del Mar National Horse Show.
The show, which runs April 18th through May 7th at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, will host three unique events to showcase the equestrian disciplines of Western, Dressage and Hunter/Jumper on the Saturday evenings of the three-week show, on April 22, 29 and May 6 in the fabulous Del Mar Arena. The Del Mar National Horse Show is free for spectators to come and watch nearly every day with the exception of the Saturday evening events that require paid admission.
“The Del Mar National Horse Show is one of the oldest and most prestigious equestrian competitions in the United States,” says Roblee Valentine, Executive Director of Pacific Sotheby’s Realty’s Equestrian Division. “The show carries international acclaim through its qualifying events for Olympic, World Champion and World Cup events and attracts exhibitors and spectators from both the local community as well as across the country and from overseas.”
Over 25,000 spectators are expected to attend this year’s show to watch the nearly 1,500 horse and rider teams compete to win in excess of $300,000 in cash and prizes. The Del Mar National Horse Show is one of the few remaining horse shows offering multiple traveling perpetual trophies and individual class trophies and ribbons that attracts internationally acclaimed horses and riders year after year.
Pacific Sotheby’s Realty is hosting a equestrian style lounge in Vendors Village during the show and invites attendees and participants to come by and put their boots up to relax. Visitors also have the opportunity to enter a drawing to win a beautiful Ralph Lauren style decorative pillow valued at over $600.00.
According to Eric Iantorno, REALTOR with Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, “People traditionally associate San Diego luxury property with oceanfront living, and we do have some of the world’s most beautiful properties along our coast. However, San Diego is also one of the premier Equestrian communities in the world and the Del Mar National Horse show is a fantastic platform for us to showcase all the types of properties that define the Southern California lifestyle.”
Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Equestrian Division focuses on the representation of Equestrian Properties, Horse Properties, Commercial Ranches and Farms, and Luxury Estates and provides its clients with the professional and experienced direction and specialized marketing strategies needed to effectively represent Equestrian and Ranch properties.
Eric Iantorno and Associates are among the top advertising agents at one of the top real estate brokerages in San Diego. Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty and Eric Iantorno are synonymous with the coastal San Diego real estate market. Together they have built a reputation as the market leaders in San Diego luxury real estate.
For more information about Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Equestrian Division contact Roblee Valentine, 858.437.4778, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.pacificsothebysrealty.com. For more information about the Del Mar National Horse Show visit http://delmarnational.com