Princess Leia

Leia

Leia is our socalhomeshop pet of the week at your available at the Rancho Coastal Humane Society. She’s a four-year-old, nine pound, Domestic Short Hair with a brown Tabby coat.           

While Princess Leia would be a purrfect fit anywhere, it’s not hard to imagine her as an “office cat” that would greet guests and customers. She loves being wherever the people are. She needs to be the only cat. If you’re at the computer, don’t be surprised if she tries to bat her paw at your mouse.

The $100 adoption fee for Leia includes medical exam, vaccinations, spay, and microchip. For more information call 760-753-6413, visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, or log on to SDpets.org.

Everyone deserves a home!

What a Beauty!

Athena

Athena is the socalhomeshop pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. She’s a 7-year-old, 50 pound, stunningly gorgeous Siberian Husky.          

She was found stray in Riverside county. She was taken to an animal shelter, then transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society through the Friends of County Animal Shelters (FOCAS) program. She needs an active family that will make sure she gets plenty of walks and hikes to use up her energy. The original “Athena” was the Greek goddess of wisdom, courage, and inspiration. This Athena is more likely to give you a kiss on your chin or lie down so you can pet her back or rub her tummy.

Because of her size and strength, Athena will need a home with no small children.

The $145 adoption fee for Athena includes a medical exam, vaccinations, spay, and microchip. For more information call 760-753-6413, visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, or log on to SDpets.org. Kennels and Cattery open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day but Tuesday.

EVERYONE DESERVES A HOME!

Everyone Deserves a Home

 

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socalhomeshop rescue of the week from Rancho Coastal Humane Society is Miss Sheba:)
She is the kind of girl that tries to melt through the chain link on her kennel gate so she can get closer to you. She LOVES people.

Sheba is a German Shepard/Golden Retriever mix who is three years old and weighs 55 pounds. She has a playful and outgoing personality, and loves everyone she meets. One of her favorite things to do is to snuggle with people. She just can’t get close enough. When it’s time for some exercise she loves playing with other dogs. As much as she would love to spend hours lying on the couch, she’s not a couch potato. Sheba is going to need an active family that will include her in almost everything they do.

Sheba first arrived at Rancho Coastal Humane Society in 2013. She was adopted right away. Now her family moved to a place that doesn’t allow dogs.

The $145 adoption fee for Sheba includes medical exam, vaccinations, and microchip. For more information call 760-753-6413, visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, or log on to SDpets.org. Kennels and Cattery open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day but Tuesday.

GO GET HER!

Mylo needs a home

Mylo

socalhomeshop wants to help this handsome young man find a forever home. His a year old, 13 pounds. all neutered up, and hails from the distinguished line of the domestic short hair breed.

Mylo is one of the friendliest guests in the cattery. When you go in to see all the kitties, Mylo is the one who stands up, stretches, and comes to say hello. He likes to purr and rub his face on people. He’s a really great guy. He also loves playing with other cats. All he needs is a home and some people to love. 

He was transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society from another shelter program. Come and get him!

The $1oo adoption fee for Mylo includes vaccinations, a medical exam, neuter, and a microchip. For more information call 760-753-6413, visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, or log on to SDpets.org

Everyone deserves a home. Help us find one for Mylo.

Cora deserves a home too

 

 Cora

Cora is the socalhomeshop pet of the week currently available for adoption at the Rancho Coastal Humane Society.

She’s an adorable Dachshund / Terrier mix puppy.

Just look at that face!    

When you’re just 6 months old and you weigh only 8 pounds it’s easy to get lost in a house full of larger, older dogs, and that’s what happened with little Cora. Her family had several dogs and she wasn’t getting much attention, so they decided it was best to find her some new people.

Cora can be shy at first, but that doesn’t last very long. When she feels comfortable her sweet, loving personality comes through. Cora enjoys lying in the sun. She is always ready to play Fetch. She will make a great companion dog as her foster family says she loves to follow them around the house:)

The $195 adoption fee for Cora includes vaccinations, a medical exam, spay, and a microchip. For more information call 760-753-6413, visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, or log on to SDpets.org

Everyone deserves a home. Help us find one for Cora.

 

Shoot me now

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Getting just the right pictures of your home to make it show well is not an easy task. We asked Barry Fisch from flashitfirst  photography what his thoughts were regarding the best time to do a shoot, and he kindly shared the following with us:

“Clients often ask me what the is best time of day to shoot real estate photos, and I tell them to consider the following five things:

1 – Quite often, one side of the house looks best at different times of the day, depending on the orientation of the house and time of year.  Does your budget include a fee for shooting at 2 different times of day?  Each photography company has different rates for a return shoot.  It would be a good start to inquire.

2 – There are a number of challenges when shooting, then retouching the photos for an        interior.  The biggest, and often impossible to fix, is when the sun is directly in a      window.  You may have heard the term HDR, it stands for High Dynamic Range.  This makes that range go off the charts.

3 – The sexiest type of shots for real estate sales are twilights.  This is a magic 20-25 minutes at the end of the day where the direct sunlight is gone, but the sky still has some ambient color.  Again, the cost will be higher since there is more work on-site and also in retouching.  This is well worth it if there are ample landscaping lights, especially a pool or water feature with lights.

4 – If you don’t want to spend any additional money, pick a time of day when the shadows will be at their least, and the area that is the best sales feature is highlighted.

5 – If the view is a valuable asset and it usually is, be sure that the sun is not in the camera’s lens when taking those photos.  Sun should be at your back then.  Especially when shooting Pacific Ocean views.”

P.S. Check out this cool website that will show where the sun and shadows are, it also takes into account date and time www.photoephemeris.com

Be sure to call Barry @ 888-510-0515 or email him barry@flashitfirst.com  for your next shoot, he’ll take great care of you, and will be sure to make your property shine!

For buying or selling, think socalhomeshop your one-stop home shop!

Go Team!

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I am excited to say that Brittany Schoor and I have formed a

dynamic new Real Estate duo called socalhomeshop.

Honestly, when she approached me, I thought she was a little

nuts. She has been successfully selling Real Estate longer than

me and is a real pro. Granted I’m no slouch, but I wasn’t sure

why she wouldn’t want to keep going it alone, I mean if it ain’t

broke, why fix it?

I soon learned the value of being part of a team.

We decided to test the waters of our potential “relationship” by

door knocking. We chose a neighborhood without a dominant

Realtor, thinking we might scare up some leads. Not many

people do this anymore, cuz basically, you are a solicitor and

not everyone is happy to see you, to say the least.

We were pretty much dreading it.

The good news is that once we started, we got into the groove

and actually had some fun, met some nice folks, and made

some good connections. Turns out it’s harder to turn away two

annoying Realtors than it is one, and frankly a lot of people

were relieved we were not there to save their souls, but

instead, help them potentially sell their home.

Who knew?

The ball started rolling from there. We started farming, calling

on expireds, hosting Open Houses, asking for referrals and we

got BUSY!

The best parts of being on a team are:

We keep each other accountable

We bounce ideas off one another

We support each other

We call each other out on BS and…

She bought me jewelry to seal the deal!

Call socalhomeshop for all your San Diego Real Estate needs.

(We are double trouble, in a really good way!)

Call us! 503-730-4636