Surf and Turf Homes Blog

Into the Real World: How to Combine YOLO with #lifegoals

So you’ve just graduated college and you’re starting your new career. While this new income and increased free time may come with a feeling of freedom, for some graduates being suddenly untethered from a structured path can also lead quickly to a sense that you are drifting aimlessly. So how do you balance this desire to seize the moment while still keeping your eye on the future?

A Room of Her Own: 4 Ideas for Upgrading Mom's Space

Help your mom design her happy place this Mother’s Day! Women, especially mothers, need a space in their homes to carve out time for themselves - whether the goal is productivity or relaxation! Our favorite places in the house include the home gym, the craft room, the kitchen, and the garden.

An Unmatched Team for an Unprecedented Time

With a combined 45 years of experience, 750 transactions, and $750 million dollars in real estate sold, Jordan Beal and I are joining forces to provide the best possible service in a time when strategy and expertise have never been more important in helping our clients achieve top dollar or buy a home in today's market.  

Thinking of Moving in Together? ​​​​​​​3 things to do before you make the move...

You’ve been together for awhile now – maybe you find yourself spending more time at your significant other’s place than your own, maybe you’ve even bought a dog together, maybe you are thinking this person might be the one. With California real estate inventory as low as it is right now, it’s an amazing time to sell or rent out one of your properties if you both own. For those in which one or the other or both of you don’t own yet, buying a place together is an excellent way to invest in your futures and build equity. Certainly running one household is more cost effective than two, but how do you know if you’re ready to make the commitment?

Buying in a Seller’s Market: Q & A with Linda Lederer-Bernstein

Many buyers are finding it very challenging to purchase homes in San Diego’s current housing market. In one case, a buyer offered more than $50,000 over the asking price on a condo in Carmel Valley and still did not get their offer accepted. The selling agent received 36 other offers on the property after only one weekend of it being on the market! Linda offers her perspective as a real estate agent with over 36 years of experience helping clients buy and sell homes.

Left Behind: Selling the Home of a Loved One

Mourning the death of a loved one is never easy. Once the initial wave of planning their memorial and grieving their immediate loss has subsided, it can be overwhelming to then have to deal with everything from their personal belongings to the property they have left behind. Whether you are taking care of the sale of the deceased’s home as a family or going through a trust, probate, or legal team, putting a house on the market comes with a whole new set of decisions. 

Refresh Your Home This Fall

Thinking about selling your home and wondering what to do to get your home ready? Cooler seasons can be a tricky time to keep up your curb appeal and show your home in its best light. Whether you're planning to sell this fall or just want to get a jump start on the new year, here are some ideas you can do right now to prep your home to sell faster and for more money! 

Beyond the Gates: A Look at Rancho Santa Fe’s Exclusive Resort Communities

Are you looking for the ultimate resort-style retreat for your new home? The greater Rancho Santa Fe area encompasses a variety of prestigious golf and country clubs for those seeking to get the most out of San Diego’s amazing weather and live an active lifestyle. With so many options, it can be challenging to decide what community and club are right for you. Learn more about these exclusive clubs and neighborhoods to discover which one best fits your lifestyle.

Building Buyer Anticipation

Are you looking to sell a home in San Diego County? Pre-marketing is a proven strategy to build anticipation, drive demand, and help sellers get the best offer, faster. To achieve the highest possible sales price, I recommend a three-stage marketing plan that leverages my private network of top agents, public pre-marketing of your home as a Coming Soon, as well as an official marketing campaign when the listing is fully ready to launch.

When One Door Closes, Another Door Opens

Whether you are buying your first home as a couple, expecting a new child, transitioning to a more permanent work-at home situation, or getting a divorce, it's important to have a realtor with the financial acumen and emotional intelligence to help you through the process. As a Realtor, my goal is to provide my clients with the most accurate information, so that they are empowered to make well-informed decisions for now and for the future.

Linda Lederer Bernstein

Linda Lederer Bernstein

DRE #1527365
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