Marilyn Dashe | September Newsletter

My September Newsletter

Welcome to the end of summer! Actually, in San Diego, September usually brings some of the warmest weather of the year. But it's hard to say this year because it's already been warmer than usual. The water temperatures are the second highest in history. So we'll just see what late summer brings us!

We went on two weekend getaways in August -- one to the Central Coast early in the month, and then to Sedona over Labor Day weekend.  We drove up to San Luis Obispo to see our good client friends, their daughter and new baby, who live in Templeton, about 30 minutes from SLO. We had a wonderful weekend picking fresh raspberries at a local farm (and eating the best peaches ever from that same farm), visiting Avila Beach and Morro Bay, and just hanging out with our friends. Then, late in the month, we drove to Sedona to get together with Alex, our oldest son and his family, who now live in Phoenix. We all hiked to appreciate the beauty of Sedona, and for us San Diegans, we saw a rare natural phenomenon, rain (twice, and once with thunder and hail). Pretty exciting!

Our escrow company, Sand Dollar Escrow, closed 8 escrows this month, our all-time best! Congrats to Jan Murray, our escrow officer, and to all of our agents who closed their escrows with her. And we closed a total of 15 escrows in the company in August. Great month for RE/MAX At The Coast! We also welcomed a new agent, Jodi Adams, to our group. Jodi has experience in staging, interior design, and in the construction industry. She was an instant fit, and we're so happy to have her join us. And finally, at the end of the month, we took part in the Leucadia Art Walk, hosting our in-house artist, Laurel Roberts, and her paintings on our deck.

With all of the talk of the real estate disrupters (new ways to do real estate, buying a house totally online), we can all get nervous about what is going to happen to the traditional brokerage and to the real estate agent, I was happy to see an article in Inman News, (a good source for RE information) titled Why real estate agents will be in business forever.  Some important comments in the article suggests that RE agents not only sell houses; they solve problems, hold deals together, negotiate through the entire transaction, and give totally personalized service. "They plod, push, console, and help people. They work with eager young couples finding their first house, sort through complicated divorce settlements, and help untangle gnarly transactions that no robot could possible figure out." In the process, they become close to their clients, often becoming friends for life.  I'm happy to say that making these friends has been a very most important part of this process for me. So will the RE agent survive? We think so.

Wishing you a great end-of-summer and beautiful fall season. Please come and visit our office if you are in San Diego. And please remember us and refer us if any of your friends has any real estate needs.


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Marilyn Dashe
Broker/Owner | RE/MAX At The Coast
732-B N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024

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