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Things Your Real Estate Agent Doesn’t Tell You

1. Am I reputable?

-Even if your agent has had their license for 10 years, your home might be the first one they’ve tried selling in years. Get all the facts before signing a Buyers Agent Agreement. Ask how many transactions they’ve completed last year, and make sure to do a quick internet search with their name to make sure they come up under real estate.

2. That big commission check does not go right into the agents pocket. – Everyone thinks that real estateagents get a huge commission check for every sale. What many don’t realize is that for every listing they close, there are expenses many don’t notice. Agents divide the commission with their brokerage. A portion of the check goes to the sign they put outside your house, your lock box, hosting an open house, sending out flyers for your home, access to the MLS, association membership, advertising and more. So that $6000.00 commission checks that may believe goes right into the agents pocket? At the end of the day and after paying all the expenses it comes out to about $2500.
3. As an agent, their safety is compromised every single time they walk into an empty house. 
– Don’t even make me tell you the things I’ve seen or walked in on. You don’t want to know.
4. I can’t tell you the ethnic background of the people in the area, or the local crime rate, either. – I would be violating the Fair Housing Laws if i told you. The best thing to do is look it up yourself before committing.
5. Wide Open is the way to go!– Clear bathroom countertops and kitchen spaces when selling your home. People love when they can walk into a room and see wide-open counter spaces.

6. Don’t skip the final walk-through of the home. –  I’ve seen washers, dryers, stoves, and chandeliers walk out the door when the agreement stated that they needed to stay there. The final walk through is your last chance to make sure that any repairs that needed to be made were completed and working properly, and that all the owners personal items are removed.

7. The open house helps me more than it helps you.– The majority of visitors at the open house are usually just nosy neighbors. Open houses give me the opportunity to hand out my business card and gain potential clients.
Your Local San Diego Real Estate Expert,

Home For Sale in San Carlos!

6985 Caminito Curva, San Diego, CA 92119

2 BED   |   3 BATH   |   1603 Square Feet

MLS #140031227


Welome to your beautiful new home in the Golfview Estates of San Carlos! With a fully remodeled kitchen, including new cabinets, gorgeous granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, this home won’t last long!


Complete upgrade of the flooring throughout the home as well as new bathroom fixtures and cabinets. Marvelous fireplace in the living room that includes a dining room and balcony to enjoy a cup of coffee. This home is nestled in the quiet neighborhood of San Carlos but is close to shopping, dining, and the Mission Trails Park. 

For more information on this home or to schedule a private viewing, please contact STEPHEN NISSOU today at:
Cell: 619.250.4541
Office: 619.873.2772




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Your Local San Diego Real Estate Expert,


What is the Value of My Property?

A local realtor can help when determining the current value of your property. The agents knowledge is going to be one of the best references to use. A realtor will take the time to do a market analysis on their property. Take advantage of their knowledge.

If you prefer to look up the value of your property without the help of a local agent, try or These websites are a great guide to help you figure out the value of your property by looking at the estimations of the property value of your home. Take note that sometimes it’s not the most accurate, since it is looking at all properties in the area that are not the same style and age as yours.

Finally, take a look at your property tax bill. This is meant to determine the assessed value in order to calculate your property tax amount. Look at the “market value” section of the bill, as this is more accurate than the assessed value on the tax bill.

If you need assistance with determining the value of your property, give me a call. There is no obligation that you have to work with me. I am more than happy to assist you in whatever you need!

Your Local Real Estate Expert,

Stephen Nissou


The Home Buying Process

I recently came across this great step-by-step overview of the home buying process that is simple and easy to read. You can find it here:

Home Buying Guide 

As always, allow me to assist you in helping you find the perfect home. Give me a call today at 619-250-4541.

 Your Local Real Estate Expert,