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Win!!! Costa Mesa Homes – Design A Room and Star In Your Own Video!

Costa Mesa real estate company Torelli Realty is offering 1 lucky winner a chance to win a $350 makeover of one room/area of their house. “Whether you are selling your home or plan to live there forever it’s easy to get a picture perfect look and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune,” says Holly Schwartz, former HGTV producer of House Hunters, Designers’ Challenge, and My House Is Worth What? Small changes can make a big impact in Costa Mesa homes and Costa Mesa condos.

picture of staged room

(This Mesa Verde Costa Mesa home is currently on the market for $995,000 – see more info here.)

The team at Torelli Realty sees this everyday when they look at Costa Mesa homes for sale. The contest was inspired by the July 2010  issue of Better Homes & Gardens magazine, which featured a $350 room makeover.

We will also offer 25 additional people the chance to be in their own video that will be featured on our website, youtube, and blog about Costa Mesa life. Talk about your favorite shop, restaurant, neighborhood, anything community related and represent the city of Costa Mesa proudly.

If you wish to be considered for the contest, please email minimakeover@torellirealty.com with your contact info or fill out the form HERE.

A lucky winner will be selected on August 15, 2010 as will the runnners up.

Only homes in Costa Mesa, CA will be considered for the contest. Winner will be selected randomly. Winner must be willing to let Torelli Realty take photographs before and after the mini-makeover, which will be used in their marketing materials. Renters are eligible as well however we will only be able to accessorize if you rent in Costa Mesa.

About Torelli Realty: Torelli Realty is proud to represent Costa Mesa real estate. We’ve been meeting the needs of Costa Mesa home buyers & sellers since 1984. Torelli Realty deals with Costa Mesa homes, Costa Mesa apartments, Costa Mesa rentals, Costa Mesa property management, and offers home improvement and home staging tips to help your home’s value throughout Costa Mesa and in Mesa Verde. We also have an expert on staff, Holly Schwartz, who came to us as a producer from Home and Garden Television (HGTV) and extensively studied the most effective home staging techniques, as well as home values and markets locally and nationally. Torelli Realty is also an expert in Costa Mesa short sales and Orange County short sales. Feel free to contact Torelli Realty for a consultation and for all your real estate needs.

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Costa Mesa Real Estate Company Torelli Realty is Moving Up!

Costa Mesa is our home too and we’re excited to be doing what so many of our clients are doing – moving up! For years we have made our home at 2845 Mesa Verde Drive East in our cozy Suite 6. Come October 2010 we will be making the long haul across the parking lot to 1700 Adams Ave., Costa Mesa, CA, which is at the corner of Adams & Mesa Verde Drive East and we can’t wait! So now you know why our sign is hanging up at the corner of Adams and Mesa Verde Drive East – thank you for your support!

picture of Torelli Realty team

Torelli Realty Team

Like many new homebuyers, we are making major decisions about how to remodel our new location. The transformation is going to be amazing. We are working with top designers to create the most impressive real estate office in the city of Costa Mesa. Torelli Realty is proud to offer our clients and Costa Mesa residents a destination with a laid back atmosphere and ambiance, complete with a coffee bar! Why is this important to us? As a local business, our vision is to offer the public an inviting place where they can be part of the real estate experience by sharing ideas and gathering information. We believe in Costa Mesa and we’re grateful for this opportunity to have an even greater presence here.

About Torelli Realty: Torelli Realty is proud to represent Costa Mesa real estate. We’ve been meeting the needs of Costa Mesa home buyers & sellers since 1984. Torelli Realty deals with Costa Mesa homes, Costa Mesa apartments, Costa Mesa rentals, Costa Mesa property management, and offers home improvement and home staging tips to help your home’s value throughout Costa Mesa and in Mesa Verde. We also have an expert on staff, Holly Schwartz, who came to us as a producer from Home and Garden Television (HGTV) and extensively studied the most effective home staging techniques, as well as home values and markets locally and nationally. Torelli Realty is also an expert in Costa Mesa short sales and Orange County short sales. Feel free to contact Torelli Realty for a consultation and for all your real estate needs.

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Congrats to Costa Mesa Realtor Jim Fisler

Costa Mesa real estate company Torelli Realty would like to congratulate Realtor Jim Fisler for his great streak of home sales here in Costa Mesa. He has only been with the company for a few months and is off to an impressive start. One of his latest clients sent in this photo to show how happy they are in their new dream home.

 

Here’s to continued success Jim! If you have anything nice to say about working with him please make sure to comment below… It will make his day!

About Torelli Realty: Torelli Realty is proud to represent Costa Mesa real estate. We’ve been meeting the needs of Costa Mesa home buyers & sellers since 1984. Torelli Realty deals with Costa Mesa homes, Costa Mesa apartments, Costa Mesa rentals, Costa Mesa property management, and offers home improvement and home staging tips to help your home’s value throughout Costa Mesa and in Mesa Verde. We also have an expert on staff, Holly Schwartz, who came to us as a producer from Home and Garden Television (HGTV) and extensively studied the most effective home staging techniques, as well as home values and markets locally and nationally. Torelli Realty is also an expert in Costa Mesa short sales and Orange County short sales. Feel free to contact Torelli Realty for a consultation and for all your real estate needs.

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Losing the Miami Vice Look in Costa Mesa Real Estate – Staging Homes to Sell

In the Costa Mesa real estate market, there are about 45 Costa Mesa homes that were built between the years 1977 and 1989. Approximately 40 of these real estate listings are condominiums or townhomes that are currently listed for sale in the MLS. That’s because there was a boom in attached style homes in the late 1970s through the 1980s.  The cool looks that depicted the Miami Vice era are no longer cool. There are new trends that homeowners need to accept when they list their home for sale if they want to get top dollar.

 picture of palm treees

Recently some of our Realtors at Torelli Realty were helping sellers in Costa Mesa condos make some important updating decisions. In fact a seller at one of our current townhome listings made a few smart choices. Here are a few tips that we found helpful:

-Update the flooring. For instance, linoleum in the kitchen and baths is out. Carpet is the bathroom is out (yuck)! Tile that is smaller in size (12” squares) is too small. The modern look is at least 16” tile, or 18” tile or 24” inch depending on the size of the room. (Larger rooms can handle larger tile).

-Update the moldings. Many of the homes built in that era had small baseboards. For a more modern look, larger baseboards (at least 2 ¾” tall) is adequate. Buyers like the look of ceiling moldings as well.

-So long popcorn! This may be the most important thing to do to improve the look of your home. Nothing turns a buyer off like popcorn on the ceilings. Scrape it, texture the ceiling, be gone with it. It will turn frowns into smiles in no time!

-Don’t be flashy, bye-bye brassy! Brass finishes are out of date. Nowadays, buyers are looking for nickel or bronze finishes. So make sure to get rid of the brass details that often adorned closet doors, door fixtures, ceilings fans, cabinet pulls and more.

-Finally… Mirror, mirror on the wall… Dated mirrors and doors can send a buyer running away screaming. A much more current look is six panel hardwood doors.

Making these changes will help to stage your home for buyers and guests. So long Miami Vice, hello 21st century.

About Torelli Realty: Torelli Realty is proud to represent Costa Mesa real estate. We’ve been meeting the needs of Costa Mesa home buyers & sellers since 1984. Torelli Realty deals with Costa Mesa homes, Costa Mesa apartments, Costa Mesa rentals, Costa Mesa property management, and offers home improvement and home staging tips to help your home’s value throughout Costa Mesa and in Mesa Verde. We also have an expert on staff, Holly Schwartz, who came to us as a producer from Home and Garden Television (HGTV) and extensively studied the most effective home staging techniques, as well as home values and markets locally and nationally. Torelli Realty is also an expert in Costa Mesa short sales and Orange County short sales. Feel free to contact Torelli Realty for a consultation and for all your real estate needs.

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Costa Mesa Real Estate – South Coast Metro Home For Sale – 949 Dahlia, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Costa Mesa Real Estate

Costa Mesa Homes For Sale

South Coast Metro Costa Mesa

949 Dahlia, Costa Mesa, CA, 92626

Costa Mesa, CA 92626 for $635,000

Picture of Costa Mesa homes for sale

949 Dahlia, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

4 beds/2 baths

Featured listing of Valerie Torelli

More info click HERE.

Call for details: 714-540-7355 or email info@torellirealty.com

About Torelli Realty: Torelli Realty is proud to represent Costa Mesa real estate. We’ve been meeting the needs of Costa Mesa home buyers & sellers since 1984. Torelli Realty deals with Costa Mesa homes, Costa Mesa apartments, Costa Mesa rentals, Costa Mesa property management, and offers home improvement and home staging tips to help your home’s value throughout Costa Mesa and in Mesa Verde. We also have an expert on staff, Holly Schwartz, who came to us as a producer from Home and Garden Television (HGTV) and extensively studied the most effective home staging techniques, as well as home values and markets locally and nationally. Torelli Realty is also an expert in Costa Mesa short sales and Orange County short sales. Feel free to contact Torelli Realty for a consultation and for all your real estate needs.

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Costa Mesa Real Estate Company Presents South Coast Metro Neighborhood Garage Sale July 17, 2010

For years Costa Mesa real estate company Torelli Realty has been holding annual garage sales in the Costa Mesa neighborhood of Mesa Verde. It’s a day that Costa Mesa homes in the area anticipate so they can clear out their clutter and hunt for bargains. The company also holds garage sales in other neighborhoods and on Saturday, July 17 there will be one in the South Coast Metro neighborhood.

garage sale flyer

Costa Mesa High School will be raising money for the cheerleaders and football team by collecting items from families and friends and selling them at a home in the neighborhood as well. Check back for more info about which homes will be holding garage sales and whether or not you can check out any of our Costa Mesa homes for sale in South Coast Metro on that day as well.

(Which homes do we have for sale in South Coast Metro near South Coast Plaza? 3396 Wimbledon, one with $100K in upgrades, and one more that’s coming soon.)

 

About Torelli Realty: Torelli Realty is proud to represent Costa Mesa real estate. We’ve been meeting the needs of Costa Mesa home buyers & sellers since 1984. Torelli Realty deals with Costa Mesa homes, Costa Mesa apartments, Costa Mesa rentals, Costa Mesa property management, and offers home improvement and home staging tips to help your home’s value throughout Costa Mesa and in Mesa Verde. We also have an expert on staff, Holly Schwartz, who came to us as a producer from Home and Garden Television (HGTV) and extensively studied the most effective home staging techniques, as well as home values and markets locally and nationally. Torelli Realty is also an expert in Costa Mesa short sales and Orange County short sales. Feel free to contact Torelli Realty for a consultation and for all your real estate needs.

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Summer is Here & So Are Hot Deals! – Appliance & Decor Deals for Costa Mesa Homes

Who doesn’t want a great deal? With Orange County being one of the most expensive counties in the nation to live in, we know you want to keep your costs low, so we’ve got some tips that will help you find great deals on items for your home. Here’s a list of a few ways to get a great deal. Some come from Better Homes & Gardens Magazine, and some are courtesy of our Costa Mesa Realtors at Torelli Realty.

1. Now that it’s summertime, it’s sale-time! Here are some tips for key sale times for household items:

-appliances go on sale holiday weekends

-cookware goes on sale in May, June, and December

-electronics go on sale in Spring & early summer (as well as Black Friday & Cyber Monday)

-personal computers go on sale in August & December

-patio furniture goes on sale after Labor Day (though you might all ready be able to find hot summer deals!)

-paint is on sale during the summer

-mattresses can be found on sale May-August

2. Follow your favorite shops/businesses on Facebook & Twitter… They often announce special sales that way. (You can follow us too – on Facebook & Twitter!)

3. For all you garage sale and auction fans, sign up at estatesales.net for updates in your area. (And go ahead and mark your calendar for the next Torelli Realty sponsored garage sale on Saturday, July 17, 2010 in South Coast Metro.)

4. You can often find great deals on ShopGoodwill.com for home décor items and items for the house. 

5. Art can be pricey but if you visit etsy.com or Ugallery.com deals can be found on unique artwork created by recent art school grads. (You never know, you could have the next Picasso!)

6. Home décor rule – pick pieces with the fewest materials and embellishments when you shop for home décor at discount stores. Classic and simple looks clean and tasteful. (Tip: This is the best way to stage a home so that it will appeal to the broadest range of buyers.)

7. Shop for scratch and dent items. You can buy appliances off the showroom floor for less. Or you can check out the “secret” section at Ikea for items that need a little love (back behind the registers – you never know what you’ll find!)

Happy Shopping!

About Torelli Realty: Torelli Realty is proud to represent Costa Mesa real estate. We’ve been meeting the needs of Costa Mesa home buyers & sellers since 1984. Torelli Realty deals with Costa Mesa homes, Costa Mesa apartments, Costa Mesa rentals, Costa Mesa property management, and offers home improvement and home staging tips to help your home’s value throughout Costa Mesa and in Mesa Verde. We also have an expert on staff, Holly Schwartz, who came to us as a producer from Home and Garden Television (HGTV) and extensively studied the most effective home staging techniques, as well as home values and markets locally and nationally. Torelli Realty is also an expert in Costa Mesa short sales and Orange County short sales. Feel free to contact Torelli Realty for a consultation and for all your real estate needs.

WEBSITE
SHORT SALE WEBSITE
TWITTER  – FACEBOOK – COMPANY BLOG