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Curb Appeal Helps Homes Sell Faster

Curb appeal is essential. You’ve heard it before – first impression is everything. If a home doesn’t draw a prospective buyer in from the start, it’s going to be that much harder to make them fall in love and make an offer.

Valerie Torelli was recently quoted in Houselogic about curb appeal. She gave proven tips like:

-Painting a house or powerwashing it. The “goal is to spend less than $5,000, with a goal of generating an extra $10,000 to $15,000 on the sale price.”

-Landscaping with leafy plants and filling in bare patches with bark (a simple job could be as little as $30-$50).

-A nice mailbox or architectural house numbers as a finished look to the home

picture of home with good curb appeal

Many other agents around the county used the blog to educate clients in their market about the importance of curb appeal. Here’s what some of them said:

Rolando Trentini in Evansville, Indiana: “Curb appeal is very important in our market as many times the first impression is the most important one. We are fortunately not doing too bad in our area. South West Indiana is sheltered from the “national” trend so our increases and decreases are not so high or as damaging. We do however stress to our sellers that curb appeal is a must if they want to sell their home fast.”

Steve Melnick with Realty World in Colorado: What are the main things you suggest to the clients in your market with regards to curb appeal? “Fresh paint, and a manicured lawn”

Karen Stephens in Memphis, TN: 1.  First impressions are paramount in selling a home.  Since most first impressions are formed within 30 seconds of pulling up to the home, I always recommend the lawn be cleaned (removing any debris, i.e., dead tree limbs, pine cones, leaves),fertilized, mowed and manicured.  This includes all shrubs and trees.  If it is in the warm seasons of the year, I always recommend to plant colorful annuals (with fresh mulch)  and/or placing flower pots with colorful flowers close to the door or walking up to the home.  Also, remove all toys, lawn equipment or any extra items from the lawn.
 
2.  Power wash exterior of home, including trim, roof, brick, and driveway.
 
3.  Front door should be cleaned and restained or painted.  If there is a fence or any outdoor structures, these should be repaired and/or painted.  Special attention should be paid to cracked sidewalks and driveways.

Have you given your home a curb appeal makeover? Send your pictures to holly@torellirealty.com for possible inclusion in a future blog or on our Facebook page. If you have questions about how to improve your curb appeal, please email us for advice.

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

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
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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 Neighborhood Spotlight – Mesa North with Colin McCarthy and Valerie Torelli

The Costa Mesa neighborhood of Mesa North is an area bounded by the streets Fairview, Baker, the 405 Freeway, and the 73 Freeway. Colin McCarthy is the President of the Mesa North Community Association and he sat down with Valerie Torelli of Torelli Realty to share some of the wonderful things going on there.  

Thank you Colin for sharing with us your love of Mesa North! Colin and his wife are new parents and we wish them the best!

Find out more about some other Costa Mesa neighborhoods in the related articles:

Costa Mesa Neighborhood Spotlight – South Coast Metro With Former School Board Member Linda Sneen

Costa Mesa Neighborhood Spotlight – South Coast Metro – Plus A Poll!

Costa Mesa Neighborhood Spotlight – Mesa Del Mar – An Interview With Costa Mesa City Councilwoman Katrina Foley

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

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

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.

WEBSITE
SHORT SALE WEBSITE
TWITTER  – FACEBOOK – COMPANY BLOG