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Torelli Realty’s Anne McCasland Unites Buyer and Seller

Real Estate Timing for the Seller

Torelli Realty real estate agent Anne McCasland recently experienced the joy of good real estate timing. She had a listing on a property that had a special circumstance: the seller decided to list the home in May 2010 and was unable to move until December 2010. Timing in real estate deals can be very stressful for buyers and sellers. This client decided to list the home over six months ahead of schedule in hopes of avoiding headaches.

Real Estate Timing for the Buyer

Of course, many buyers want to in right away so a wait like that can be a turnoff. Luckily, the perfect buyer came along. This buyer always wanted to live in the Mesa Verde Inner Loop and fell in love with the charm of the home. In fact, it reminded him of his childhood home. In this case the house was worth the wait.

Happy Buyer

The Happy Buyer

Uniting Buyer and Seller

Since the buyer and seller were so pleased with the arrangement, Realtor Anne McCasland took them both out to dinner at local restaurant. The seller of the home entertained the buyer with stories and the buyer was thrilled to have the chance to hear all about the home from the former owner.

Cheers to all!

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

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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!

Costa Mesa Homes – 2208 Wallace Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Westside Costa Mesa – 2208 Wallace Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92627

3 bedrooms/2 bathrooms 

1,445 sq. ft. house/6,000 sq. ft. lot 

Listed at $459,000

Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom

Picture perfect remodeled ranch home ready to move in! Oversized living room with tile flooring and cozy fireplace. This light and airy home features vaulted ceilings throughout. Kitchen has brand new appliances and overlooks a private backyard that’s perfect for hanging out, playing with kids, and enjoying the ocean breezes.  Bonus room with loads of storage and built-ins. Updated hall bath with gorgeous tile shower. The master suite is spacious and offers ample closet space with organization system. Rejuvenating spa tub in master bath. Fresh new carpet, new raised panel doors with gorgeous fixtures, indoor laundry. Wonderful opportunity to live on a quiet street close to shops and schools.

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Torelli Realty

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 – 365 THINGS TO DO IN COSTA MESA

Company License #: 00878443

Valerie Torelli License #: 00668297

Costa Mesa Homes For Sale – 3245 Montana Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92627 – Coming Soon!

Mesa Verde State Streets

3 bedrooms/2 bathrooms 

1,572 sq. ft. house/7,665 sq. ft. lot 

Listed at $584,900

3245 Montana Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Simply perfect Mesa Verde Ranch is ready to call home. Gorgeous tile floors lead the way to a newly redone kitchen. Perfect for the person who loves to cook and entertain. A real brick fireplace serves as a beautiful focal point. Three large bedrooms and two remodeled bathrooms with granite. Oversized walk-in closet in the master bedroom. Enjoy the peaceful setting in the huge backyard full of all kinds of fruit trees and a fountain. There’s also a covered patio providing shade. New fencing. Plenty of storage. All new windows & doors – energy efficient. Don’t miss this opportunity to call the State Streets home.

Torelli Realty

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 Farm Sports Complex – Lights On!

The Costa Mesa Farm Sports Complex will be aglow tonight due to the completeted installation of lights on the 2 soccer fields. This evening there will be a ceremony to celebrate with The City of Costa Mesa and the American Youth Soccer Organization Region 120 (AYSO). AYSO raised $85,000 and for the lights – way to go! This is great news for our city’s youth because they will gain many extra hours of practice time. How many hours? 400 hours!  Join the fun  and watch the lights turn on for at 8pm.

A History

-The complex opened in 1998

-AYSO has been using the soccer fields since they opened

Location

2760 Fairview Rd., Costa Mesa, CA 92626

About Us

Torelli Realty, a Costa Mesa real estate company, is a big supporter of youth sports here in Costa Mesa. We’ve helped Costa Mesa United as well as the local schools. It’s important for the community we live in to have adequate facilities in which to enjoy recreational activities.

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Torelli Realty’s August 2010 Newsletter

 
 
Torelli Realty’s August 2010 Newsletter
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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!

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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. 

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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

Home Selling Tips: Fireplace Remodeling

Fireplace remodeling is an important task and Torelli Realty  just had to help a seller tackle that project in a Mesa Verde Costa Mesa home for sale. Usually a fireplace is the focal point or an anchor in the room. In this case, the fireplace is the first thing you see impression upon entering the home so it is crucial because in real estate first impression is everything. The most obvious problem with this fireplace was the dated paneling above it. Paneling is not appealing to most buyers. Today’s buyers want more airy spaces and modern upgrades.

Our first suggestion was to remove the paneling. In order to give the room the airy look that buyers want, we suggested a simple drywall to replace the paneling. Coupled with some tall molding (current popular moldings are at least 2 ¾” tall), the fireplace looks totally different. The brick was in great shape so all the sellers had to do was add a traditional screen in front and viola – a  picture perfect fireplace remodel!

Do you have any questions about how to redo a space in your home? We’re happy to help you make smart choices for resale or for your own enjoyment. Please feel free to comment below.

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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