The Creative Realtor in the Industry

When it comes to real estate, you wouldn’t think Bruno Mars would ever come into mind.

But when it comes to the creativity of Anthony Manzon and his love for Bruno Mars, there’s no way he wouldn’t pass on the opportunity to incorporate Bruno Mars in a Listing Video.

When I met these sellers I promised them we would truly make their house stand out and market it in a way no other realtor could!

My big challenge was creating a balanced video that features all the amazing aspects of this home and community, and not make this a parody video about me. I think with how we feature the upgrades, show the areas of the house we have accomplished my MISSION!

For those that know me, Bruno Mars is my absolute #1 favorite musician so it was a true honor to represent his music  and spin it in a way where it is relevant to what I do… and that is sell houses.

Call me crazy, when I first heard this song, all I could think about was being an agent at an Open house presenting the property!

And so with the help of Rock Synergies creative Video Director, Jeff Dillow, they’ve delivered one of real estates hottest video.

Check out how this direction in creative real estate marketing created a big buzz and a game changer in today’s real estate market.

#NoPlasticNovember Movement

Chelsea Almario of Team Manzon has been surfing as one of her many past times and it’s contributed to her sense of peace, success, and philanthropic work. She’s partnered up with Groundswell Community Project, a women’s surf organization that allows surfing as a means of therapy for women to help empower themselves and heal from experiences in their past. A SISTERHOOD OF INTERSECTIONAL WOMXN HOLDING SAFE & BRAVE SPACE FOR INDIVIDUALS AND COMMUNITIES TO FIND THEIR HEALING, POWER, AND BELONGING IN MOTHER OCEAN’S WAVES. Groundswell’s research-based surf therapy curriculum and programs are rooted in somatic, trauma-informed, nature, and community therapy models to best support the holistic healing of womxn and their communities overcoming various forms of trauma and its mental health effects.  With home roots in San Diego, California, and branches that extend across the globe, Groundswell strives to break down barriers and build up communities that celebrate mental health, women’s health, and ocean health.

I started at Groundswell about 5 years ago as a volunteer when I was in a place where I was lost- suffering from self-diagnosed chronic depression and an overall sense of not doing enough with my life. I volunteered at Groundswell where I was able to serve others in order to find myself again. Not to mention get free therapy when I couldn’t afford a therapist at the time and it combined my love for surfing- It was a win-win! After that, I was hired on as a Surf Safety Facilitator in order for me to further dive into the good work of Groundswell in hopes of being able to positively affect more lives as mine was on that first day that I volunteered. Ever since then, I was able to truly create my own path and walk through it with confidence. I am now serving my community through real estate and loving every second of what I do. I unfortunately am not able to volunteer my time as much as I’d like, so instead I choose to donate to Groundswell and participate on the Board. In this way I am able to assist more people who were in the same boat as me and live the life they deserve with the foundation of Surf Therapy. – Chelsea Almario

With water being a healing element, Groundswell and Chelsea Almario are committed to the #NoPlasticNovember movement.

Here’s what #NoPlasticNovember means;

    • PLEDGE: Invite a friend, your company, sports teams, classmates or surfsisters to join you in choosing one small joy-filled commitment that supports deeper sea love for the 30 days of November.Some examples could be: picking up trash every surf session, giving up plastic bags or utensils at the office, sharing a gratitude for the ocean every day, shifting to purchasing from your local refill shops…. get creative and commit to something together that sends waves of love to mother ocean.
    • SHARE: Set up your peer to peer fundraiser page and share your teams commitment to healing Mother Ocean together with your friends, family, social media followers, and community. Invite them to join you in your efforts by donating, following Groundswell, and entering to win our Mother Ocean loving giveaways.
    • EMPOWER: Each dollar donated goes to support our surf therapy and  ocean conservation programs that heal, empower, and unite women in  the waves together.

With every donation made to help support surf therapy and ocean conservation program, Chelsea will match up to $2000.

Join us and pledge to the #NoPlasticNovember and donate to this amazing movement

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a astatine across the waters to create many ripples” – Mother Teresa


The Bruno Mars of Real Estate? | Escaya Team Manzon

Anthony Manzon is at it with his creativity to spin a new listing into a fun showcase for potential buyers.

If you haven’t already seen the newly listed property in Escaya, you can view the special video presentation Anthony created below.

This new property is a NEWLY constructed in beautiful Chula Vista. Built in 2019 with Upgrades totaling over $158,000!!

1062 Calle Pilares, Chula Vista, CA 91913

4 bedrooms
3 baths
2289 sqft
Price $785,000
Fully PAID OFF SOLAR panels.

Enjoy all the high end finishes which include a built in California room, whole home air quality system, water softener, ring doorbell with wired in security camera system, reverse osmosis system at the refrigerator and sink. Kitchen features, Quartz countertops, soft closed drawers, premium glass shower enclosure in the Master Bedroom, and fully upgraded appliances which includes a Samsung, refrigerator, Wifi Washer & Dryer in the dedicated laundry room and so much more.

This property is perfect for entertaining with a ton of privacy, full sized driveway and only one neighbor. Take in the beautiful sunlight and breeze that emits through the house with dual sliding glass patio doors leading to the California Room and low maintenance backyard that is fully landscaped with a luxury bbq island bar, synthetic grass in both the front and backyard. Open concept kitchen with an island that can seat up to 8 people. Floorpan features a first floor bedroom with walk-in closet and full bathroom adjacent to the room on the first floor.

The property is centrally located in Otay Ranch in one of Chula Vista’s newly built community of Escaya. This up and coming suburb in San Diego, is highly sought out for its family friendly environment that boasts country vibes with a city life amenities. The community includes everything you need in walking distance.

Live with luxury amenities of a clubhouse, wellness center, two heated community pools, indoor gym and yoga/exercise studio, 2 acre dog park, and with an upcoming 10 acre community park with 2 large play structures, basketball courts, picnic tables, North Island Credit Union amphitheater where concerts are held, and so much more.

Contact us to schedule a showing this weekend or attend our Virtual Open House!

Anthony Manzon
Coldwell Banker West

How’s the Real Estate Market in December?

San Diego is seeing a steady increase in house prices and sales. There’s still a lot of inventory and a lot of buyers. And even more a lot of money for people thinking of selling their homes to make.

We’ve snapshot the whole San Diego Market for you as well as one of our biggest market, Chula Vista.

If you’re looking at a certain market, feel free to contact us!

Our VIP Mini Pumpkin Patch Event

One of our favorite Team Manzon events to date!

As you know with covid, having client events was a challenge. Team Manzon will not let this obstacle stop us from showing our clients love!

What Did We Do?

We hosted a photo booth and a mini pumpkin patch event for our clients where each client would have a private 15-minute appointment with their families to pick out a pumpkin, a mini family photoshoot, and got some goody bags!

We had 22 families booked with 15-minute private appointments and it was a success. Everyone wore masks, temperatures were taken at the front, sanitizers and wipes were available for everyone, and we even did a health screening beforehand!

Masks only came off at the photoshoot. The photos came out amazing and I am loving all the big smiles! Here is a little recap of how it went!

Thank you to all our sponsors and partners for helping make this event so fun and memorable.

Grateful for all the people we’ve worked with and we want to always give back.

November San Diego Real Estate Market Stats

List Your Home ASAP with These Resources

Now is the time to take advantage of buyer demand if you have a home to sell. At the same time, making a super-quick sale may not be safe given the current climate. Fortunately, there are solutions.

You can learn more about listing your home in a snap with Team Manzon. Plus, consider these resources you may need to get moving on your property sale.

Prep Your Home in Advance

Part of listing your home is prepping it for polished photographs and in-person or virtual tours. Take these steps before letting your listing go live.

  • Start scrubbing: use the right cleaning products to nix germs and reduce risk.
  • Enlist pro help to clean your floors for even more appeal.
  • Declutter and stage your home to show off its best attributes.
  • Take the best possible photos (or consider hiring a pro).

Learn About All Your Options

From market trends to laws on in-person showings, keeping up with the changing rules on real estate can help you stay informed. That way, you know when you find a good deal (or need expert help).

  • Consider virtual alternatives in place of in-person showings to reduce risk.
  • Check your state’s rules that govern showings and safety protocols.
  • Recognize how the recession is impacting prospective buyers (and, therefore, sellers).

Organize the Essentials

You might expect selling your home to go smoothly, but paperwork problems and unforeseen inspection issues can throw a wrench in the works. Think about these essentials while you prepare to list your house.

  • Determine how quick of a sale you want – and what your sales contract needs to reflect.
  • Get your paperwork together so you’re ready at the drop of a hat.
  • Think about having an inspection before the buyers to avoid surprises

By taking the right steps in advance, you can get organized and streamline the sale of your house. Have all your ducks in a row to list your property today? Contact Team Manzon to find out your next steps and get expert help throughout the process.

Photo via Unsplash

Writer: Suzie Wilson

San Diego October Market Stat Update

Want to know how San Diego is doing in the market? Here’s your October market stat snapshot of how San Diego County is doing. We’ve also added Bonita as one of our city highlights for this month!


If you like what you see and you want to know about a certain neighborhood. Contact one of our Team Manzon agents to learn more.

Know the Difference: Home Insurance vs Home Warranty


Here you are, you just bought a home. Now you’re wondering what’s the difference between the home insurance you got from your lender and a home warranty you’re being offered. Well, we’re here to give you a brief difference between the two. Hopefully, this will help you feel at ease.

Home Insurance

Home Insurance is a requirement from your lender. This tends to be one of the conditional approvals in the loan process, where they provide a copy of home insurance or insurance agent. The insurance will protect your home from major items (leaks, break-ins, etc.) and the amount of coverage and what is covered depends greatly on which company you select. Most Home Insurance companies do not offer standard Earthquake protection. Earthquake coverage is usually a separate policy or an add on with a substantial price increase.

Home Warranty

Home Warranty is usually paid for by the seller for your first year. This covers an appliance breaking, minor leak, etc. Again these coverages depend on which company you select and options. Most home warranty companies will dispatch a technician for repairs for a $75 deductible. The item is either repaired or replaced, again depending on which company and options are selected. Make sure you research which company is best equipped to help your family.

Want more in-depth information between the two? Ask your loan officer or agent about it! Or you can check out First American Home Warranty, one of the well-known home protection companies in the US.

Ready to buy or sell a house with Team Manzon? Start with a free consultation and see where your process will begin!

Market Update in September Stats

Here’s your monthly update! In the entire San Diego and La Mesa area.

We’ve covered the average days on the market, how many active listings, and sold homes.