The heart of fall is finally here! With spooky season in full effect and cooler weather officially rolling in, San Diego is offering several events for the entire family (and pups) to attend!

Whether you want to get your workout on, drink some beer, eat yummy food, or network with your local real estate agents, we’ve got you covered.

Rock n’ Roll San Diego Race | October 23rd-24th

San Diego has many races to choose from in October, however, the Rock n’ Roll race brings something for people of all ages and is partnered with one of Velocity Realty’s favorite charities, St. Jude. 

On October 23rd, all people over the age of 8 can participate in the events’ 5k run where you can also bring your favorite four-legged friend. The following day, October 24th, participants can participate in the half marathon and full marathon, starting in Balboa Park and finishing in Downtown San Diego. Throughout the run, you will venture through some of San Diego’s most popular neighborhoods and see what makes this America’s Finest City!

SoCal Taco Fest | October 23rd

Who’s ready to eat some tacos? After you run the 5k above, come out to Waterfront park starting at 11am to grab some of San Diego’s best tacos, music, Chihuahua races, and much more at the SoCal Taco Fest. For $40.00, you can join in on the fun and stay through the evening for the grand finale performance of international rapper, Flo Rida!

San Diego Zombie Crawl | October 28th-31st

Time to bust out your best costume and have a good time! If you are over 21, you won’t want to miss this. Dress up, grab some friends, and head over to San Diego’s Zombie Crawl in the Gaslamp for a weekend full of costume parties and adult treats. Kicking off at American Junkie San Diego, all participating venues are walking distance from each other and will have music, dancing, and a whole lot of fun. Whether you want to dance it out for one day or all weekend long, we recommend getting your tickets ahead of time before they sell out!

Trick-or-Treat on India Street | October 27th

I want candy *cue Aaron Carter*

Bring your little monsters and witches to this fun and safe Halloween event through the streets at Little Italy’s annual Trick-or-Treat on India Street! Several restaurants and vendors will be opening their doors to the public to give out candy and Halloween treats starting at 5:30pm. Don’t forget to dress up your pup and bring them along!

San Diego Fleet Week | November 4th-11th

Join us in honoring and celebrating the men and women of our military all week long at the Broadway Pier and Port Pavilion for San Diego Fleet Week. Most events are free to the public and open to people and pups of all ages! Sit back and watch the MCAS Miramar Air Show or line the Broadway Pier and Navy Pier to watch the Sea-n-Air parade, where military vessels and aircraft bring fun and entertainment across the bay. 

Velocity at Helix Brewing | November 6th

Last but not least, grab a beer with your favorite Velocity Realty agents on Saturday, November 6th, from 1-3pm at Helix Brewing in La Mesa. Guests will receive two drink tickets and can enjoy food from a yummy local food truck as well. Additionally, we will be holding a raffle and giving away amazing prices such as a Traeger grill and Yeti cooler. Our agents cannot wait to network, mingle, and get to know the community on a deeper level. Bring your significant other, friends, family and pups. Click here, we hope to see you there!

As summer comes to an end and we pack up our bathing suits and floaties, it’s time to bring out the Halloween decor and light some Autumn candles as we head into everyone’s favorite season… Fall!

San Diego may be known for its perfect weather, beautiful beaches, and touristy summer months, however, we have several activities during the Fall that you and your loved ones will enjoy just as much!

Have you ever wanted to pick apples and make cider? Find a pumpkin patch with endless pumpkins and hay bales? Check out some local haunted houses? Watch October baseball in person? So have we and we’re here to provide you with a list to some of San Diego’s best Fall activities for this upcoming season!

Pick Apples in Julian, CA

About one hour from La Mesa, CA, Julian is the perfect little town for all of your Fall activities and beautiful foliage. Known for its historic gold mining, this picturesque town holds their annual Apple Days Festival throughout September, where you can pick apples from beautiful trees, eat some delicious apple pie, and sip on warm apple cider while exploring all that Julian has to offer.

Explore San Diego’s Haunted Attractions

Starting in September, you can stroll through some of San Diego’s best spooky attractions such as haunted houses, hotels, trails, and more. Located in Balboa Park, one of San Diego’s most popular haunted attractions is the mile-long haunted trail which will be sure to give you goosebumps!

Pick the Perfect Pumpkin

While there are several pumpkin patches found throughout San Diego county, Bates Nut Farm might need to be at the top of your list. Come join the fun and grab a wheelbarrow as you walk through hundreds of pumpkins to find the perfect one for you. After finding that perfect Jack-o’-lantern, you can travel through the straw maze, participate in games, attend the petting zoo, or grab a yummy treat at their gift shop and enjoy the picture-perfect pumpkin patch that will be sure to make you smile.

Watch Some October Baseball

When it comes to sports, it’s hard to find something more exciting than October baseball! If the Padres are in town, we highly recommend visiting the incredible Petco Park and checking out the Padres during one of their most exciting seasons! Not into baseball? No problem! Petco Park is full of food, drinks, and activities that will be sure to keep you busy. Click here to check out the San Diego Padres full schedule.

Participate in Kids Free October

Looking for something to do with the kiddos in your life? Look no further as San Diego is bringing fun and deals to the little ones during the month of October. Kids can enjoy free meals at certain restaurants, as well as free admission to some of San Diego’s most popular attractions such as SeaWorld, LEGOLAND, the San Diego Zoo, and much more. For the full list, click here!

Attend La Mesa’s Oktoberfest

Head on over to La Mesa, CA on October 1st-3rd as we celebrate this cities 48th year of Oktoberfest! With endless activities and vendors, you can join in on the fun of live music, delicious food (Bratwursts and Pretzels are a must), and a plethora of German and craft beer options to choose from. For added fun, dress up in your best Munich-inspired outfit and have some fun on the dance floor!

Joey Bergandi of VelocityRealty has been helping San Diego Buyers and Sellers successfully for the last 5 years. Joey’s ideology of Real Estate stems from transparency and communication. He believes that all transactions begin and end with direct conversations and honest expectations. If you are looking to start the process today, call Joey at (408)603-6800!

1525 El Prado St #2 Chula Vista, CA

3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathrooms

1,588 sq ft (Accessor’s Record)

Coming soon! Priced at $569,999

This beautiful 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhome is located in one of Chula Vista’s most coveted communities, walking distance to some of Otay Ranch’s best restaurants and shops! At 1588 square feet, this home is equipped with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, beautiful tile floors, an open concept layout, and state of the art stairs that have just been renovated. Downstairs you can find the spacious living room and kitchen, great for entertaining! Upstairs is filled with 2 guest bedrooms, 1 full bath, stacked washer and dryer, and the roomy master suite with a walk-in closet and large master bath. Last but not least, you can park easily with an attached tandem garage, as well as one parking space directly outside of the building! Come check out this move-in ready home before it’s gone!

For questions about the property, call Kelly Cobb at 951-741-4173.

Joey Bergandi of VelocityRealty has been helping San Diego Buyers and Sellers successfully for the last 5 years. Joey’s ideology of Real Estate stems from transparency and communication. He believes that all transactions begin and end with direct conversations and honest expectations. If you are looking to start the process today, call Joey at (408)603-6800!

Buying or selling a home can be overwhelming and scary. Trust me, this market is crazy! Finding an agent that fits your needs and gets the job done is one of the most rewarding and worthwhile things you can do for yourself, however, it can be hard to find that person when there are so many agents to choose from.

So, how do you know who to go with? Here are five key points to look for while looking for a real estate agent to represent you when buying or selling your home! 

1.     Communication is KEY

Have you ever been in communication with someone who stops replying, takes days to reply, or forgets to let you in on important content that applies to you? So have we and let us tell you, it’s extremely frustrating. Finding an agent that is direct, openly communicates, and is quick to respond can be one of the most important qualities they bring to the table during one of the most significant financial decisions of your life. 

Make sure that you and your agent are on the same page and let them know how you would like to communicate from the get-go!

2.     Listening skills

Make sure that your agent listens to your needs! There’s nothing more discouraging than someone who takes what you say and does nothing with it. As a buyer or seller, you should never feel nervous to speak with your agent. A good realtor will hear you out and allow you to express your wants, needs, and questions during this process and provide you with the best possible answers and solutions.  

3.     Knowledge of the housing market

When buying or selling a home, you want to make sure that you have someone who knows the housing market like the back of their hand. That’s why it’s crucial to find an agent that makes sure you are getting a fair price for the home you are selling and avoid overpaying for the home you are buying. 

Regardless of what you’re looking to do, make sure your agent has experience in that arena and can support you to the best of their ability with the information that is asked of them.

4.     Persistence

Not only is it important for your next agent to be persistent with you, but it’s also important that they are persistent with other agents. Finding an agent that is constantly following up on homes that you like is essential. Also, make sure that when you show any interest on a home, your agent is proactive in scheduling the showings or calling the other agent involved. When an agent is persistent, it makes your life a whole lot easier!

5.     Trustworthy

When it comes to financial decisions that are this important, you want to make sure that you trust the person you are working with. Plus, you are going to be spending a significant amount of time with your agent, so it’s even more important that you like them as well. Working with an agent who is honest with you is someone who will put your needs first and make sure that you are in the loop every step of the way. 

I hope all of this is helpful in your search for what to look for in a Realtor ! If you want to contact me directly, click here!

Joey Bergandi of VelocityRealty has been helping San Diego Buyers and Sellers successfully for the last 5 years. Joey’s ideology of Real Estate stems from transparency and communication. He believes that all transactions begin and end with direct conversations and honest expectations. If you are looking to start the process today, call Joey at (408)603-6800!

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