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Carlsbad area

Serving all of San Diego County

Home Sellers & Buyers save thousands​

If you are buying, we will give you

$5,000 of the seller-paid commission as

a credit in escrow!!!


La Costa Oaks Real Estate and Greater La Costa Carlsbad Real Estate, serving all of San Diego County:

Our family started this brokerage in order to help our friends and extended family from paying 5% to 6% commission on their real estate transactions. The idea of paying $60,000 to $85,000 to a real estate agent, who typically is an independent contractor for an out of state franchise brokerage, to "sell" one of our family's or friend's homes seemed outrageous to us—especially since over 98% of buyers do not come from the listing agentIs it really worth throwing away this much of your home's equity for an agent to fill out a standard Realtor listing contract, take some pictures of your home, enter the data on the MLS, and wait for some other agent to bring a buyer?  We don't think so. Email today for a free analysis of your home's value, by a licensed broker, and an estimate of how many thousands we can save your family. Or, if you are buying, let us know what you are looking for and we will share the seller-paid commission with you!

Todd Easterling

Owner & Broker of Record  (Email Todd now >>)

MLS Listings

Services we provide:


Seller representation:

  • Professional MLS listing.
  • Pictures and videos of your property.
  • Preparation of brochures/flyers by our Fortune 500-experienced Marketing & PR Agency.
  • Marketing and advertising of your property to thousands of real estate agents and brokers.
  • Placement on dozens of industry real estate websites (, etc.).
  • Placement on our real estate websites, including and number one real estate sites for La Costa Oaks and neighboring areas.
  • Installation of the latest visitor-tracking MLS box, for optimum security. If desired, we can also be present at every showing.
  • Open houses, if desired.
  • Exposure to our network of corporate relocation departments and our network of business professionals considering a home.
  • Negotiation of your transaction and 'by the book' processing on approved Realtor legal forms to a successful closing in the time period you require. Absolute attention to details and approved Department of Real Estate processes, to help protect you during and after the sale.

Buyer representation: 

  • Search for your new home, based on your requirements.
  • Arrange showings and open properties for you.
  • Assistance with obtaining a loan, if necessary.
  • Negotiate your purchase of a new or re-sale home...and share the seller-paid commission with you. Note: on new homes, we generally must accompany you on first visit, and register, in order to share the builder-paid commission with you.
  • Absolute attention to details, inspections and approved Department of Real Estate processes, to help protect you during and after the purchase.

Dual transaction representation: 

  • Need to sell your current home and purchase a new home? Ask us about special incentives which can save you an average of $10,000 to $20,000 and help ease the transition and lower your costs. We recently saved a Sandalwood buyer over $15,000 selling their home and purchasing from the builder.

Investor/Partner representation:

  • Services for real estate investors,​ "flippers" and property management firms.

San Diego Real Estate news (February, 2015)

North County Summary

  • The median price for all North County home sales attached and detached remained at $510,000 in January 2015.
  • Median price for detached homes in North County remained constant at $575,000 in January 2015 compared to December 2014.
  • Year-over median SFD price in North San Diego County increased 0.97 percent, compared to $569,500 in January 2014, continuing a trend since summer 2012 of year-over median price increases.
  • The number of sold units in North San Diego County for January 2015 was 517 units, a drop of 33.12 percent compared to December 2014.
  • Median days on market for North San Diego County SFD homes sold increased to 40 days in January 2015, compared to 30 days in December 2014.
  • The HomeDex affordability percentage for all homes in North San Diego County remained at 33 percent in January 2015.

Full County Summary

  • The median price for a single-family detached (SFD) home in San Diego County was $505,000 in January 2015, an increase of one percent compared to $500,000 in December 2014.
  • Year-over median SFD home price increased 6.32 percent compared to  $475,000 reported in January 2014.
  • The number of sold SFD units throughout San Diego County in January 2015 was 1,211, a drop of 28.93 percent compared to December 2014.
  • Median days on market for SFD homes in January for San Diego Metro was 32 days, 37 days for South County, and 37 days for East County.
  • The HomeDex affordability percentage in January 2015 for a SFD home in San Diego Metro was 30 percent, South County was at 41 percent, and East County was at 43 percent.

Brokerages we co-op with (all licensed brokerages, including): Century 21 Coldwell Banker Berkshire Hathaway Prudential California Real Estate / Berkshire Hathaway Keller Williams ReMax, Re/Max, Re Max Mat Battiata Real Estate Real Living Susie Nancarrow Realty Group (NRG), Suzie Nancarrow Real Estate Group The Lund Team
Alan Shafran
Carla Gugino
The Ranch
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The Easterling Real Estate Group

Transaction, Escrow, Loans Team

La Costa Oaks Real Estate

San Diego Real Estate


OUR LISTING (MLS# 140009708): Buyer's initial proposed offer on our listing: $1,450,000 Our negotiated 1st step up: $1,475,000 Our 2nd negotiated step up: $1,485,000 That is $86,000 more than the bottom asking number on the MLS. Plus, the seller saved thousands
in commission with our brokerage.

Search the MLS for homes in Carlsbad and La Costa. Or, email and we'll send you listings for ANY area in San Diego, County.

Here's the truth about the real estate business, which few other brokerages will tell you...

  1. ​The average commission/fee a seller pays in this area is $60,000 to $80,000. That's a lot of money to pay, and a lot of lost equity in your house, and money lost from other purposes for your family. And that's why we started our own brokerage for our own family's real estate needs, then decided to offer our services to the general public. We simply didn't want to pay such high fees to buy and sell property.
  2. Did you know that every agent and every broker, regardless of the company they work with, uses the exact same Realtor approved legal forms and processes, and the same MLS listing service. Don't be fooled by claims of "superior marketing" or advertising in newspapers no one reads anymore. Don't be fooled by claims that one company or another can offer "caravans" or "open houses" to their office's agents; caravans and open houses are scheduled through the MLS all of us belong to. And all MLS listings are published to the same list of real estate sites (, Zillow, etc.)! So pick the brokerage that is responsive and saves you money!
  3. Did you know that all those fancy flyers dropped on your front porch or in your mailbox are agents 'selling' themselves to get listings, and don't actually target buyers or sell houses? Most agents and brokers spend more to promote their name and face, than they do to promote your home.
  4. Did you know that over 98% of agents who list your home do not bring the actual buyer? may as well save money on your listing!
  5. Do you know the difference between a licensed Broker and a licensed real estate agent (aka, "sales associate," or Realtor)? Most Realtors and all agents have their licensed "parked" under a broker, such as Coldwell Banker, Berkshire Hathaway, etc., and are independent consultants to such companies. Obtaining the education and completing the licensing for a broker license is far more encompassing, and provides buyers and sellers with much more flexibility for negotiating the sale or purchase of a home. And that's why we obtained a Broker's license.
  6. Did you know that the biggest complaint home buyers and sellers have about their agent or broker is that they are not responsive/available? You can call us 24-7, and you'll be talking with the owners of the company...not an independent sales associate who isn't even employed by their broker/company.

So why are we telling you all this?

As mentioned, we started this brokerage to save our family and friends money on their home purchases and sales. We offer great service, and at a savings. We don't need to pressure anyone to sell or buy. Common sense and a review of cost savings is enough to convince most people of our value. We are absolutely committed to the satisfaction of our home buyers and sellers.

If you are interesting in buying or selling, we are happy to help and we will do our best to exceed your expectations...while saving your family money, as we have done for our family and friends.

Learn about Carlsbad and its southeast area, La Costa.

January 2016 Listing Special!!

(1.5% TOTAL fee if buyer uses us to buy your home. If other agent involved, then 1.5% to us; 2.5% to buyer's agent)



At right is the other/competing listing (3536 Avenida Pantera listed by Nancarrow Realty Group; Selling agency was Coastal Homes of San Diego). This was the same model home as our listing, yet with updates and newer black bottom pool/spa (MLS#140005669).

Closing price: $1,450,000
Our sellers obtained $35,000 more than this same model nearby, and both closed escrow within days of each other. Plus, the seller paid
$72,500 in commissions, yet the listing broker was not the person who brought the buyer.

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