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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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Torelli Realty’s August 2010 Newsletter

 
 
Torelli Realty’s August 2010 Newsletter
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***** Love the community where you live – sharing the community news & events that make Costa Mesa special.
 
In this issue:
 
Contest – Win a $350 Mini-Makeover!

Sign up for a chance to win a room makeover! Suggest your friends! Click for more details and sign up here.

Costa Mesa National Night Out

Come celebrate National Night Out in various Costa Mesa neighborhoods on Aug. 3 in the evening. What is National Night Out? Read more here.
 
Orange County Jazz Festival

Are you a fan of jazz music? Then you don’t want to miss the OC Classic Jazz Festival on Aug. 5-8 right here in Costa Mesa. Get the scoop here.

Costa Mesa High School Cheer Camp

Estancia’s Cheer Camp was a hit in July and it’s not too late to sign up for Costa Mesa’s Cheer Camp scheduled for Aug. 16-19. Get the details from Costa Mesa Cheer Coach Kori Johnson here.

Costa Mesa Pop Warner Pancake Breakfast

On August 21 make sure to support Costa Mesa Pop Warner at The Daddy Cakes Ultimate Pancake Breakfast. You don’t want to miss this worthwhile fundraiser! Get details here.

Halecrest/Hall of Fame Chili Cook-Off

The heat is on at this year’s chili cook-off where contenders will battle it out to see who cooks up the best chili. The entire community is invited to attend and there will be plenty of food and attractions for everyone to enjoy on a lazy summer afternoon. Find out more about the event here.

Working Wardrobes Wants Your Donations

Non-profit organization Working Wardrobe makes it a goal to empower men, women and young adults in crises by helping them develop career skills and providing them with professional wardrobes. They are hosting a great event on September 15 called The “OC” Alley so save the date. Read more about the organization here.

Focus on South Coast Metro (And Take A Poll!)

Thank you to all who participated in the South Coast Metro Garage Sale! Take our poll for the next neighborhood garage sale area here.

South Coast Metro Videos

South Coast Metro is a great place to live. Watch theses videos here to hear some personal viewpoints.

Video 1 (Thank you Linda Sneen!)

Video 2 (Thank you members of South Coast Metro!)

Eastside Costa Mesa Tour

Realtor Sheri Elzinga takes us on a tour of her neighborhood. Watch the video here. Make sure to let us know what else you love about Eastside!

Spotlight on Mesa Del Mar

Want to learn more about what makes the Mesa Del Mar neighborhood special? Read our interview with Costa Mesa City Councilwoman Katrina Foley here.

Some of Our Recent Sales

3012 Ceylon, Costa Mesa $735,000

235 Mira Mar, Long Beach $325,000

1635 Iowa St. #D, Costa Mesa $269,900

963 Senate, Costa Mesa $529,000

3161 Sicily, Costa Mesa $510,000

Some of Our Current Listings

774 Wesleyan Bay – Costa Mesa 2 beds/2 baths $319,000

139 Yorktown – Costa Mesa 3 beds/2 baths $349,900

12652 Linnell – Garden Grove 3 beds/1.5 baths $375,000

Coming Soon – 201 Tulane – Costa Mesa 4 beds/2 baths $505,000-$515,000

1616 Elm – Costa Mesa 4 beds/2 baths $505,000

3134 Barbados – Mesa Verde, Costa Mesa 3 beds/2 baths $519,000

1833 Pitcairn – Costa Mesa 4 beds/2 baths $599,000

1763 New Hampshire – Mesa Verde, Costa Mesa 4 beds/2 baths $635,000

949 Dahlia – South Coast Metro, Costa Mesa 4 beds/2 baths $635,000

1727 Samar – Costa Mesa 3 beds/2 baths $650,000

2577 Santa Ana – Eastside, Costa Mesa 5 beds/3 baths $679,000

1164 Kingston – South Coast Metro, Costa Mesa 4 beds/3 baths $729,000

1854 Pitcairn – Mesa Verde, Costa Mesa 4 beds/3 baths $840,000

1797 Oriole – Mesa Verde, Costa Mesa 5 beds/3 baths $995,000

1801 Tanager – Mesa Verde, Costa Mesa 5 beds/3 baths $1,230,000

Home Staging Tips – Watch these Videos for Some Great Tips!

Video

Video

*We’d like to help advise you on your home remodeling projects too! Please submit your videos to us and we will feature you and your home on our website so others can learn from our home staging and home improvement tips that are HGTV approved! 

Preferred Vendors 

Deal With People You Know 

Alden’s Carpet & Draperies
1663 Placentia Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 646-4838
www.aldenscarpets.com 

Fundraiser Mortgage
Donating $ to the charity/organization of your choice – supporting Costa Mesa
Loans/Re-Fi/FHA Loans
Parents with children who attend Costa Mesa schools & who play Costa Mesa sports
(714) 241-1988
www.fundraisermortgage.net 

The Meat House
Your Neighborhood Butcher
(949) 548-6328
www.themeathouse.com 

JD Lock & Key
Changing locks & making you secure, year after year!
3023-B Harbor Blvd.
(714) 979-0744
www.jdlock.org 

Complexions Day Spa
Real estate can be stressful and a day spa is the perfect way to relax and rejuvenate.
Schedule a regularly priced massage or facial and receive a FREE 15 minute warm stone massage or scalp treatment. Please mention Torelli Realty
(562) 493-2441
www.complexionsdayspa.com 

If you’d like to suggest an event or story for our September newsletter, please send an e-mail to holly@torellirealty.com with the subject line NEWSLETTER by August 20 please. Our mission is to inform the community about things going on in the area. We would also like to share these events on our calendar so please send us your information. 

Torelli Realty 

www.torellirealty.com 

(714) 540-7355 

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Costa Mesa Community Blog 

Research Costa Mesa Short Sales 

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July 2010: July Newsletter
 
June 2010: June Newsletter
 
April 2010: April newsletter

March 2010: Local News (page 1), Recent Costa Mesa Sales (page 2),Shout Outs/Torelli’s Tips (page 3) and Local Services (Page 4)

February 2010: Local News (page 1), Recent Costa Mesa Sales (page 2),Shout Outs/Torelli’s Tips (page 3) and Local Services (Page 4)

January 2010: Local News (page 1), Recent Costa Mesa Sales (page 2),Shout Outs/Torelli’s Tips (page 3) and Local Services (Page 4)

December 2009: Local News (page 1), Recent Costa Mesa Sales (page 2),Shout Outs/Torelli’s Tips (page 3) and Local Services (Page 4)

November 2009: Local News (page 1), Recent Costa Mesa Sales (page 2), Shout Outs/Torelli’s Tips (page 3) and Local Services (Page 4)

October 2009: Local News (page 1), Recent Costa Mesa Sales (page 2), Shout Outs/Torelli’s Tips (page 3) and Local Services (Page 4)

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

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

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.

WEBSITE
SHORT SALE WEBSITE
TWITTER  – FACEBOOK – COMPANY BLOG

Major Price Reduction – 3396 Wimbledon, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (South Coast Metro)

Costa Mesa Real Estate

Costa Mesa Homes For Sale

Soth Coast Metro Costa Mesa

3396 Wimbledon, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 for $559,000

3 beds/2 baths

Featured listing of Valerie Torelli, Keith FitzGerald

More info & virtual tour 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.

WEBSITE
SHORT SALE WEBSITE
TWITTER  – FACEBOOK – COMPANY BLOG

Torelli Realty’s July 2010 Newsletter

 
 
Torelli Realty’s July 2010 Newsletter
Join us on Facebook to share local info HERE
Interact with us on Twitter HERE

***** Love the community where you live – sharing the community news & events that make Costa Mesa special *****
 
In this issue: Contest – Win a $350 Mini-Makeover Garage Sale Announcement – South Coast Metro Costa Mesa Fireworks Fundraiser Costa Mesa Community Picnic Video Cans 4 Kids Recycling Rally Recap Volcom Skate Park – The Slam OC Update & Thank you’s Costa Mesa Little League Roundup Some of Torelli Realty’s Recent Sales Some of Torelli Realty’s Current Listings Home Staging Tips – Video!!! Preferred Vendors
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Contest – Win a $350 Mini-Makeover!

We’re excited to offer Costa Mesa homeowners a chance to win a mini-makeover of a room or area of their home. Find out how to be considered by clicking below. Sign up now – the deadline in August, 15, 2010.

Find out how to apply HERE

Costa Mesa Neighborhood Garage Sale… South Coast Metro!

This year we had record numbers of people who got in the garage sale spirit—over 165 houses in Mesa Verde! Next up is one in South Coast Metro on Saturday, July 17, 2010. You can help out Costa Mesa High School at this one too!

Find out how to sign up HERE

Costa Mesa Fireworks Fundraiser

Support Costa Mesa non-profit organizations with their annual fireworks fundraisers through July 4 (now selling until 9pm on July 4th)! The sales benefit worthwhile groups and we’re happy to provide you with a listing of where the booths are located. All of us at Torelli Realty would like to wish you a happy and safe Independence Day!

Find out about the groups and booths HERE.

Costa Mesa Community Picnic

Many kudos to Mike Brumbaugh for introducing the 1st Annual Costa Mesa Community Picnic to the city. A good time was had by all! We’re looking forward to the next one in 2011.

See the video HERE.

Cans 4 Kids Recycling Rally Recap

We’re so proud of the students at Adams Elementary School for their recycling efforts. The Cans 4 Kids (And Plastic Bottles Too!) Rally raised money for their school. Thank you to Orange Coast College for teaming up with us in this great fundraiser!

See how much they raised HERE.

Video From The Slam OC & Thank you’s

We had a great time supporting The Slam OC. The skateboarding event was a huge success and made it a mission to be eco-friendly. Proceeds from the event raised money to benefit educational scholarships for battered women and children. We’d like to thank The Attic Skate Shop and Frog House for generously helping us to provide raffle prizes for the event. You guys rule!

See video of The Slam OC HERE.

Costa Mesa Little League Recap

Congratulations to the players who made the Costa Mesa All-Star Teams. You’ve inspired us to have our own tournament against Mariners Escrow!

Find out more about the Costa Mesa All-Stars HERE.

Some of Our Recent Sales

2084 Federal, Costa Mesa $430,000

1063 Salinas, Costa Mesa $520,000

2719 Albatross, Costa Mesa $734,000

3260 Nebraska, Costa Mesa $495,000

2321 N. Spurgeon, Santa Ana $428,000

18681 Rosenau, Villa Park $945,000

Some of Our Current Listings

COMING SOON – Pentridge Cove, Costa Mesa 2 beds/2 baths $319,000

COMING SOON – Sommerset Citihomes, Costa Mesa 3 beds/2.5 baths $415,000

COMING SOON – College Park, Costa Mesa 3 beds/2.5 baths $507,000

1616 Elm, Costa Mesa 4 beds/2 baths $529,000

COMING SOON – Mesa Verde State Streets, Costa Mesa 3 beds/1.75 baths $579,000

3396 Wimbledon, Costa Mesa 3 beds/2 baths $599,000

1833 Pitcairn, Costa Mesa 4 beds/2 baths $615,000

1763 New Hampshire – Mesa Verde, Costa Mesa 4 beds/2 baths $635,000

1727 Samar, Costa Mesa 3 beds/2 baths $650,000

COMING SOON – South Coast Metro, Costa Mesa 4 beds/3 baths $729,000

2962 Ceylon, Costa Mesa 4 beds/4 baths $925,000

1797 Oriole, Costa Mesa 5 beds/3 baths $995,000

COMING SOON ON GOLF COURSE – Mesa Verde, Costa Mesa 5 beds/3 baths $1,230,000

Home Staging Tips – Watch the Video for Some Great Tips!

Video

*We’d like to help advise you on your home remodeling projects too! Please submit your videos to us and we will feature you and your home on our website so others can learn from our home staging and home improvement tips that are HGTV approved!

Preferred Vendors

Deal With People You Know

Alden’s Carpet & Draperies
1663 Placentia Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 646-4838
www.aldenscarpets.com

Fundraiser Mortgage
Donating $ to the charity/organization of your choice – supporting Costa Mesa
Loans/Re-Fi/FHA Loans
Parents with children who attend Costa Mesa schools & who play Costa Mesa sports
(714) 241-1988
www.fundraisermortgage.net

The Meat House
Your Neighborhood Butcher
(949) 548-6328
www.themeathouse.com

JD Lock & Key
Changing locks & making you secure, year after year!
3023-B Harbor Blvd.
(714) 979-0744
www.jdlock.org

Complexions Day Spa
Real estate can be stressful and a day spa is the perfect way to relax and rejuvenate.
Schedule a regularly priced massage or facial and receive a FREE 15 minute warm stone massage or scalp treatment. Please mention Torelli Realty
(562) 493-2441
www.complexionsdayspa.com

If you’d like to suggest an event or story for our July newsletter, please send an e-mail to info@torellirealty.com with the subject line NEWSLETTER by August 20 please. Our mission is to inform the community about things going on in the area. We would also like to share these events on our calendar so please send us your information.

Torelli Realty

www.torellirealty.com

(714) 540-7355

Join us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Costa Mesa Community Blog

Research Costa Mesa Short Sales

See our Press Room

 

 
June 2010: June Newsletter
 
April 2010: April newsletter

March 2010: Local News (page 1), Recent Costa Mesa Sales (page 2),Shout Outs/Torelli’s Tips (page 3) and Local Services (Page 4)

February 2010: Local News (page 1), Recent Costa Mesa Sales (page 2),Shout Outs/Torelli’s Tips (page 3) and Local Services (Page 4)

January 2010: Local News (page 1), Recent Costa Mesa Sales (page 2),Shout Outs/Torelli’s Tips (page 3) and Local Services (Page 4)

December 2009: Local News (page 1), Recent Costa Mesa Sales (page 2),Shout Outs/Torelli’s Tips (page 3) and Local Services (Page 4)

November 2009: Local News (page 1), Recent Costa Mesa Sales (page 2), Shout Outs/Torelli’s Tips (page 3) and Local Services (Page 4)

October 2009: Local News (page 1), Recent Costa Mesa Sales (page 2), Shout Outs/Torelli’s Tips (page 3) and Local Services (Page 4)

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

 

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.

WEBSITE
SHORT SALE WEBSITE
TWITTER  – FACEBOOK – COMPANY BLOG