Carlsbad Real Estate News and Views: I’m Thankful for Relocation Clients

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I’m Thankful for Relocation Clients

I’m Always Thankful for my Relocation Clients


A good chunk of my business involves buyers who are moving here, from other parts of California or around the country, for a host of reasons. It could be family, our glorious weather, a new job, health reasons, or other issues.The reason doesn't matter...what's important is that help is needed.


Relocation is not for dummiesRegardless of the reason for the relocation to Carlsbad and other nearby communities here in North San Diego County, I really enjoy working with relocations…something I know well from my own 4 major moves, the many clients I have helped, and work I did with relocations in the corporate world.


I’m thankful for a number of reasons for my relocation clients.


First, I love the opportunities to continuing my learning. Each relocation client brings a new set of challenges to the mix which means I get to learn new things…about the purchase process, about the issues that relocation clients have to cope with, about the support they need to be successful, home inspections, local market conditions, moving pets and kids, and so on.


Second, I really enjoy the opportunity to continue learning about the communities I serve, especially Carlsbad, and all the issues that relocating buyers want to know – the neighborhoods, nearby amenities (shopping, dining, recreation), medical facilities, general issues like taxes and the DMV, traffic, services, general lifestyle issues, and on and on. Every relocation brings questions and opportunities for new research and discovery. Even though I have lived in Carlsbad for over 13 years now there is so much still to discover, and share.


Relocating with petsThird, my relocation clients never fail to teach me about customer service and what they need…and each situation is different. There are certainly common themes one must pay attention to – attentiveness and responsiveness, the important of staying in touch and regular communication, the importance of anticipating problems AND solutions, awareness of time differences, understanding and respecting different communication styles, the willingness to truly understand the issues they are dealing with and their needs (near term and longer term), and overall a sensitivity to the emotional issues that confront them as they consider a move to a very different part of the country.


I could go on, but I am so thankful for the many relocations I have worked with, those I am helping now, and the opportunities that lie ahead.


And for those who have found me over the years, and decided I am the right Realtor to help them make their relocation a success…a heartfelt THANK YOU! I love working with you and have learned so much.


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Comment balloon 21 commentsJeff Dowler, CRS • November 17 2018 05:17AM


What a nice shoutout to all your relocation clients, past and future! I'm sure Southern California is a big relocation spot!

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty) over 1 year ago

You have a lot to be thankful for like all of us. Thank you for sharing 

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 1 year ago

Good morning, Jeff... love working with relocation clients, myself. And I'm also grateful for them... but then again, I'm grateful for all my clients, especially the ones who keep referring me business and repeating with me!

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) over 1 year ago

Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS - Relocation clients are very exciting to deal with because they have so many questions and you have the answers. 

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Realty) over 1 year ago

Good morning Jeff. I know what you mean about learning from relocation clients. Challenges are great, and teach us a lot. Love the dogs.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 1 year ago

Good morning Jeff. You have no doubt internalized customer service. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) over 1 year ago

I love helping people relocate to my area, I am usually their first friend here and I enjoy remaining friends with them!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) over 1 year ago


And I have a feeling that your relocations clients are equally grateful to you.  Wishing you a great weekend. A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 1 year ago

Jeff, relocation is a nice niche for those who do it well, and I am sure you do it very well.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 1 year ago

Hi Kat Palmiotti 

Yep, it's pretty popular - I am working with 2 parties right now. But there are people leaving as well.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) over 1 year ago

Indeed we do Gita Bantwal 

Absolutely Nina Hollander  I could write a similar post about how grateful I am for all my clients!!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) over 1 year ago

Hi Sheri Sperry - MCNE®  - it's so true. And I always learn new things with each relocation, and of course each client, too!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) over 1 year ago

Hi Sheila Anderson  It's been a niche of mine since relocating from Boston. I met these dogs at the beach several years ago and asked the owner if I could take pictures, and use them. I have a bunch of different "cartoons" I created!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) over 1 year ago

Thank you kindly Wayne Martin 

What a wonderful way to look at it Brian England 


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) over 1 year ago

Thank you kindly Ron and Alexandra Seigel  I just spent the day with some relocating buyers from the East Coast - it was such a pleasure and I look forward to finalizing their home here in Carlsbad!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) over 1 year ago

Hello Jeff Dowler, CRS Relocation clients are special, I always enjoy working with mine.  And, I know yours appreciate all that you do for them!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 1 year ago

A great group for which to be thankful, Jeff! I also love working with those relocating to Charlotte - my area is just such a joy to 'show' and I think that's my favorite part of welcoming them to Charlotte. The tour includes best restaurants, hair dressers, coffee shops, shopping boutiques, etc.

And, you're so right - each one is different and some need more info than others - and different types of information too.

Happy Sunday!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) over 1 year ago

Hi George Souto  - thank you for the kid words. Relocation is something I really enjoy helping others navigate.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) over 1 year ago

Jeff, it is always good to find a responsive agent.  Enjoy those clients. 

Posted by Faye Y. Taylor, Homes for Sale Floresville, La Vernia & San Antoni (StepStone Realty, LLC ) over 1 year ago

Relocation clients are special and serious which makes them fun to work with and get to know. Thanks Jeff.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 1 year ago

Thanks for stopping by Faye Y. Taylor  - I have a couple I am working with right now.

So true Debbie Reynolds 


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) over 1 year ago