For Costa Mesa Buyers and Sellers, it’s “Business as Unusual”


If we thought the shifts in Costa Mesa lifestyles had been developing rapidly, the onset of COVID-19 and the disruptions now upon us make yesterday’s changes seem positively glacial. In the past two weeks, we’ve seen fundamental dislocations in nearly every aspect of Costa Mesa living—changes that make trying to plan ahead mostly an exercise in “maybe, if this” followed by “unless that…”

When it comes to the most major plans—and Costa Mesa real estate purchases or sales are that—it’s hard not to throw up your hands and just shelve the whole matter until the world calms down. When it’s possible to do so, that’s not unreasonable.

Yet, for those whose circumstances demand action sooner rather than later, or who are already proceeding with a purchase, there is some good news—news that won’t come as a surprise to anyone who’s completed a real estate transaction recently.

From the start of a house hunter’s opening canvass of Costa Mesa’s online listings, through the slide shows and virtual tours of the properties for sale—all the way through the use of today’s ultra-secure online legal contracting systems—very little is left of 20th-century real estate customs. It would have been hard to imagine just a few years back, but many a sale is now largely conducted virtually—sometimes from thousands of miles away.

The fact is, little of what is required to complete Costa Mesa real estate transactions demand any physical interaction at all. The need to observe strict social distancing may involve a few workarounds—but it won’t prevent buying or selling.

That reality doesn’t fully answer many questions prompted by today’s circumstances: Is selling my home even going to be possible? Will buyers be interested? Will lenders be lending? For real answers now, give us a call!


We are built on a philosophy of Heritage & Hustle. The L3 is a full service real estate agency with a regional office located in the heart of #CostaMesa, offering a wide-array of custom services to meet their clients’ needs with roots in the community since 1976. It’s L3 mission is to provide trusted, convenient, responsive service to ensure clients enjoy their real estate experience. The L3 was originally formed to offer personal, concierge-level service as an alternative to the large, nationally based real estate companies. From its small beginnings of only two employees, The L3 has grown to a full staff of 25 serving over 300 clients a year. The L3 is not limited to serving just its clients; it is also committed to serving the community. Not only has The L3 donated hundreds of hours to many area charities, they have also received the prestige of being named one of the #toprealestatecompaniesinCostaMesa If you’re interested in #buyingorsellinginOrangeCounty, turn to the experts. Turn to The L3 and let them help you make your real estate buying or selling dreams come true. For more information or to get started on finding or selling your home contact The L3 today at 714-444-4663 or email us at info@thel3.com

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