Focus on San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival & Downtown San Diego Homes for Sale

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One of the most anticipated events in downtown San Diego happens every November –The San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival.  Recognized as one of the largest wine and food festivals in the nation, this culinary extravaganza features over 150 wineries, breweries and spirit purveyors, 60 of San Diego’s best restaurants and over 10,000 wine and food aficionados from across the nation.  

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Fall Open House Showcase Successful for Pacific Sotheby’s Realty’s Agents and their Clients

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If you were out home shopping in San Diego this past weekend, you may have noticed a sea of blue and white Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Open House signs lining the streets in just about every neighborhood in the county.  November 4th and 5th, 2017 was the date of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s bi-annual Open House Showcase and nearly 200 properties participated in the weekend event.

The Open House 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. 

The weekend proved to be a great success for several agents and their clients. In Mission Hills, Agent Ryan Dick, received multiple calls leading to an accepted offer on his listing from the Open House Showcase print advertising push. La Jolla Agent Karen Hickman received an offer from a client of fellow Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Agent Randy Swisher during her open house. In Carmel Valley, Dan Conway and his team received multiple offers on their open house listings and the Edwards Homes Team put their Carlsbad listing into escrow. Similar stories from Pacific Sotheby’s Realty agents were echoed all around the county, many of those who participated said that they developed a substantial number of new clients and several offers were submitted over the Showcase weekend.

“Historically open houses were a way for buyers to explore neighborhoods and have questions answered about the community and schools,” says Brian Arrington, Chairman, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty.  “With the detailed information that is available online, more and more buyers are coming to open-houses pre-qualified and ready to purchase.”

The next “official” Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Open House Showcase is not scheduled until Spring 2018, however the company holds between 50-75 listings open every weekend. “Our Realtors understand the value that open houses play as part of a comprehensive real estate marketing plan.” adds Arrington.

 

 

 

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty “Agents of Change” Initiative Surpasses $100,000 in Donations to Build Homes in Mexico

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Pacific Sotheby’s Realty Agents of Change together with the Aguilar-Lopez family in front of their new home.

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s is excited to announce their Agents of Change Initiative has raised over $100,000 in donations to fund the building of homes in the Salvatierra community in West Tijuana, Mexico. Over 300 of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Agents of Change, have committed to donating a portion of their commission from each closing with the goal of raising the funds needed to provide housing for families in need who are living in one of the poorest communities in Tijuana. The initiative is a partnership between Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty and the non-profit organizations World Housing and New Story Charity.

“We have an opportunity and a responsibility to reach out and do what we can to ensure that everyone, no matter where they are from, has access to the very basic need of shelter and security,” says Steve Games, CEO, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty. “We are extremely proud of our agents, our employees and our affiliates in the real estate industry, who have wholeheartedly supported our Agents of Change program with not only their financial contributions, but also with their time and hard work.”

In addition to the monetary contribution, agents and company representatives also personally help to build the homes. This hands-on opportunity is one of the reasons Agents of Change has been so successful in such a short period of time. “Each and every one of us that has participated in a build has had a unique and personal experience,” says Karen Hickman, Realtor, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty La Jolla. “Crossing into Mexico at sunrise for the first time, unsure of how we would accomplish the work ahead, and then returning after sunset with a true sense of camaraderie in completing a safe home for a deserving family – It’s an experience and a feeling I will never forget.”

In order to qualify for a home, families who apply are required to volunteer for at least 6 months prior to receiving a home, assisting the local partner with their housing projects, youth development and community programs. 100% of the money raised by Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty goes directly to construction and materials costs to build the homes. In addition, Agents of Change works with local partners to train workers and buy locally sourced construction materials to help stimulate local economies and teach skills in the process.

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty believes that homeownership is the foundation that gives people the chance for a better life. To learn more about Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Agents of Change program and see how you can get involved visit https://worldhousing.newstorycharity.org/collections/pacific-sothebys 

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What’s Happening In San Diego? November 1 – November 5, 2017

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What’s Happening In San Diego?

November 1 – November 5, 2017

We are starting this week with November 1st!  Chances are, you know what you are doing October 31, otherwise known as Halloween since Americans spend on average $81 per person on costumes, candy and decorations according to Money Magazine.  So let’s focus on the month of November and the holiday season is just around the corner. Living in San Diego, we have much to be grateful for.

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Photo Gallery of Longines FEI World Cup™ Grand Prix

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The global excellence of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, Swiss watchmaker Longines and the International Federation of Equestrian Sports (FEI) joined together to bring top level competition to Del Mar, California with the Global Longines FEI World Cup Grand Prix over the weekend of October 21st, 2017.

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What’s Happening in San Diego? October 23 – 29, 2017

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Here it is!  The last week of October.  Once again, we have gathered just a few of the events happening around San Diego and North County for the week. Notice a theme this week?  According to Forbes Magazine, Americans spent $8.4 billion dollars on Halloween last year. It looks like Halloween is in full force in America’s Finest City!

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