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From ‘I Hate Realtors’ to Flowers and Dinner!

I Hate Realtors!

Everyone knows somebody who hates Realtors. There’s a variety of reasons:

-Some view them as greedy and just out for a commission

-Some think they don’t do enough work to justify the compensation

-Some think the job is too easy and doesn’t require a professional

-And some people have had a lousy experience with an agent and vow never to work with one again.

Finding Middle Ground

Whatever the reason, these objections are real and real estate agents face them all too often. In fact, we recently had a client who claimed to hate real estate agents and wanted nothing to do with us. However, the ice melted because our agent Judy Reyes made a positive impact. Her kindness and experience made the difference.

The Result

Judy worked hard to provide her clients with the best service. By creating an enjoyable, safe atmosphere, the transaction brought about no signs of sellers remorse. The picture below only tells half the story…

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Judy Reyes

The clients also took Judy and her husband to dinner!

The Bottom Line – always give your best and don’t give up! A tough sell can end up being your best sell!

Hello? I’m Looking For A Real Estate Agent…

How do you say “Hello?”

Looking for a real estate agent, or any type of service provider, can be a scary task for many reasons. Some people are intimidated by the phone. Will the person who answers be nice? Will they have the answers you need? Will you know the right questions to ask?

Some people don’t like e-mail. Will you get spam forever? How can you tell if the service provider is genuine? Is your e-mail being answered by the person you think it is?

For some people time is of the essence. They don’t have time to make a phone call only to wait on hold. Others don’t have easy access to e-mail.

The times are changing

Luckily, the times are changing. Communication is able to happen more rapidly than ever before. There are multiple mediums available to make a point on contact and continue a conversation.

“Real” People Answer the Phone

For instance, when you call our office you will always get a ‘real’ person. We don’t do voicemail or answering machines.

E-mail works

We monitor our e-mails closely and make a commitment to respond quickly with the information you need.

Cell access

All of our agents have cell phones are are easily accessible. When they are in appointments they make sure to return calls once they are free.

Catching the texting bug

More and more of our clients have caught the texting bug. If you want to text, go for it! We understand that not every question warrants a phone call or email.

Facebook & Twitter

Many of our clients have been connecting with us through Facebook, Twitter , LinkedIn and Youtube. Actually, the people we interact with through these channels are not always clients. They may be someone in the community who has a question pertaining to real estate, home improvement, or a local event. Since Costa Mesa is our home we usually know what’s going on and if we don’t we make an effort to get people the information they need.

Technology is changing the way we communicate and we are excited to interact with clients in whatever manner that suits them best.

What channel do you prefer?

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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Company License #: 00878443  Valerie Torelli License #: 00668297

Major Home Makeover Video – Part 1

Torelli Realty recently sold a short sale in Newport Beach that was in major need of a remodel. The before pictures pretty much say it all. The house was dilapidated and condemned.

Enter the buyer: A person with a vision who saw the potential in remodeling this home in a prime location (Yes, it even has ocean views from the 2nd floor). Currently construction crews are working hard to turn this home into a lucky buyer’s dream home. The clock is ticking and they plan to be a turn-key operation ready to sell by Halloween 2010.

Take a look at the current state – do you think they’ll make it?

We’re looking forward to showing you the after in the Part 2 video, coming soon!

Thanks CJ with Blue Pacific Contractors! We’d like to help hand out flyers with you on Halloween too!

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 – 365 THINGS TO DO IN COSTA MESA

Company License #: 00878443

Valerie Torelli License #: 00668297

 

Costa Mesa Homes For Sale – 2279 Republic Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92627 – Coming Soon!

Westside Costa Mesa/Sunshine West Homes Tract

3 bedrooms/2 bathrooms 

1,011 sq. ft. house/6,005 sq. ft. lot 

Listed at $475,000 

2279 Republic Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92626

picture of home

2279 Republic Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Located in the sought after Freedom Homes Tract, this beautifully remodeled home has hardwood floors throughout.  Large bonus room. Custom garage door and side gate. Professionally landscaped. Loads of storage. Come take a look!

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Listed by Valerie Torelli – valerie@torellirealty.com – (714) 540-7355

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

Company License #: 00878443

Valerie Torelli License #: 00668297

Costa Mesa City Council – Jim Righeimer Makes It Official

Costa Mesa City Council just gained another candidate for City Council, Jim Righeimer. This morning Righeimer made his nomination official outside of Costa Mesa’s City Hall. In his speech, he said that his biggest goal is to make the city family-friendly and a place that continues to attract young families moving in. Why? They support the local churches, schools, businesses, and athletic programs. He emphasized the need for better infrastructures as far as sport facilities, schools, and more.

As Costa Mesa Realtors we’re all for attracting families. Seeing the enthusiasm and growth in school programs like the ones at Estancia High School & Costa Mesa High School are great sources of pride for the community. Athletic programs and facilities are a priority for organizations like Costa Mesa United and provide fantastic facilities and groups for the youth. Costa Mesa is our home too and we’re glad to help people choose it for their home as well.

About Torelli Realty: Torelli Realty is proud to represent Costa Mesa real estate and support the local community. We’ve been meeting the needs of Costa Mesa home buyers & sellers since 1984.  We are also an expert in Costa Mesa short sales and Orange County foreclosures & short sales. Feel free to contact us for a free consultation and for all your real estate needs.

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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.

WEBSITE
SHORT SALE WEBSITE
TWITTER  – FACEBOOK – COMPANY BLOG