Weichman Realtors Open House List for 7/28 and 7/29

Weichman Realtors Open House List for 7/28 and 7/29

Saturday- July 28th, 2012

605 Shasta Lane, Costa Mesa1pm-4pm

3024 Garfield Avenue, Costa Mesa1pm-4pm

3144 Coolidge Avenue, Costa Mesa1pm-4pm

Sunday- July 29th, 2012

605 Shasta Lane, Costa Mesa1pm-4pm

3024 Garfield Avenue, Costa Mesa1pm-4pm

3148 Sicily Avenue, Costa Mesa1pm-4pm

Weichman Associates Realtors is a full service real estate agency located in the heart of Costa Mesa offering a wide-array of custom services to meet their clients’ needs with roots in the community since 1976. It’s Weichman’s mission to provide trusted, convenient, responsive service to ensure clients enjoy their real estate experience.

Weichman Associates Realtors 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, Weichman Realtors has grown to a full staff of 20 serving over 300 clients a year.

Weichman Realtors is not limited to serving just its clients; it is also committed to serving the community. Not only has Weichman donated hundreds of hours to many area charities, they have also received the prestige of being named one of the top real estate companies in Costa Mesa.

If you’re interested in buying or selling in Orange County, turn to the experts. Turn to Weichman Realtors 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 Weichman Realtors today at 714-444-4663 or email us at info@WeichmanRealtors.com

Short Sale Strategies Take Vigilance

Following some recent legislative changes, successfully navigating a Costa Mesa, CA short sale has become a little easier, but is still a transaction that takes care and vigilance. A short sale — the arrangement between seller and mortgage lender that allows the seller to sell the property for less than what is owed – can be quite involved. It requires negotiation directly with the lender, and contractual arrangements that can carry over into the future. If you are considering short selling your house, or simply want to know more about what it would entail, these are a few pointers from Weichman Realtors to bear in mind:

Seek Financial Advice
A short sale is not always the best solution. One alternative, for instance, may simply include opening a discussion with the lender to see if a revised payment plan would allow you to continue residence. On the other hand, if the financial situation precludes less stringent measures, a short sale may save you from declaring bankruptcy by causing in the remainder of the debt to be forgiven. The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act can relieve a short seller from some or all of the taxes otherwise due from the gain realized through such forgiveness – but that’s not certain (and another reason to consult a financial expert). Even with a short sale, you may still end up owing the lender quite a bit of money. Speaking with a financial advisor and understanding your potential financial liability is absolutely key before committing to a short sale.

Choose an Experienced Short Sale Agent
Every bank is different, and so is every short sale transaction. Hiring an experienced agent to list your home – one who has successfully closed previous short sales — will help arm you with the guidance you and the buyer will need to successfully complete the sale. Don’t hesitate to ask any potential agent how many sales he or she has actually guided to completion.

Be Patient –But Proactive!
Once the lender has approved a short sale, marketing can begin. However, you must be prepared to wait. Every decision that you and your buyer make has to be approved by the lender. This takes time – as much as 4-6 months or more. It can be maddening, but it’s not uncommon to lose several offers along the way. Whatever you do, do not stop paying your taxes or HOA fees if applicable. Keep in mind that short sales are all about cash: if you have waited 6 months to get approval from your bank, and your buyer finds out at the last minute that you owe hundreds (or thousands) to other entities tied to the property, that buyer may balk – putting you back to Square One!

If you are thinking about the applicability of a short sale for your home, contact Weichman Realtors to discuss a winning strategy. We have the experience to help – and we’d be happy to put that experience to work for you.

Weichman Associates Realtors is a full service real estate agency located in the heart of Costa Mesa offering a wide-array of custom services to meet their clients’ needs with roots in the community since 1976. It’s Weichman’s mission to provide trusted, convenient, responsive service to ensure clients enjoy their real estate experience. Weichman Associates Realtors 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, Weichman Realtors has grown to a full staff of 20 serving over 300 clients a year.

Weichman Realtors is not limited to serving just its clients; it is also committed to serving the community. Not only has Weichman donated hundreds of hours to many area charities, they have also received the prestige of being named one of the top real estate companies in Costa Mesa.

If you’re interested in buying or selling in Orange County, turn to the experts. Turn to Weichman Realtors 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 Weichman Realtors today at 714-444-4663 or email us at info@WeichmanRealtors.com

Listing Language Can Trigger a Quick Sale!

Your Costa Mesa, CA home is in perfect shape – all set to go on the market. You’ve enlisted an experienced real estate company such as Weichman Realtors with a solid track record. Now all that’s left is…what?

What’s that next step?

In fact, the next step can be all-important: creating a Costa Mesa listing that does more than just describe the number of beds and baths. It has to stand out among all the competing listings that will be seen alongside it. That Costa Mesa listing is the keystone of the marketing campaign that will ultimately fetch a new owner: its job is to get buyers and agents to take a closer look. To get that job done, it has to be special!

When I sit down to work up an effective listing, I try to pay attention to what creative writers from other forms of advertising advise: first discover what is unique, appealing, attention-getting, then present it with language that captures readers’ imaginations. Formulas are out, since following a set group of mechanical rules can only produce a dull, repetitious result. Even so, there are some useful tips that can help spark an effective listing:

* Keep the context in mind. The job of any Costa Mesa listing is to communicate many essential details in a limited amount of space – but there will be photographic information there, too. Highlight features that can’t be told through either its photos or specifications. For example, if a house offers a spectacular view of the sunset from its veranda, the listing should highlight it. Grandeur can be told nowhere else.

* Listing language should be upbeat and tailored to sell, while at the same time, filled with accurate and useful information. It’s a balancing act, and going overboard in either direction can be off-putting. Specific details help bring in readers and build believability (high quality brand names like Sub-Zero or Wolf are good examples). Details build credibility that bolsters less concrete descriptions. I leave out unsupportable claims altogether. It can be tempting to fall in love with flowery language that sails off into its own reality — but accurate information builds trust for the lead-up to a sale.

* Setting the right tone is another important factor. It’s another balancing act. Listings should be upbeat without exaggeration…accommodating without sounding desperate. The right tone can help bring in prospects, just as the wrong one will drive them off or raise suspicions that something is wrong.

A successful Costa Mesa agent has demonstrated the knowhow and experience to bring these and other elements together to produce powerful, effective home listings. If you are considering selling your own home in Costa Mesa, I hope you will give one of the agents at Weichman Realtors a call so we can create a dynamic marketing plan to sell your property!

Weichman Associates Realtors is a full service real estate agency located in the heart of Costa Mesa offering a wide-array of custom services to meet their clients’ needs with roots in the community since 1976. It’s Weichman’s mission to provide trusted, convenient, responsive service to ensure clients enjoy their real estate experience.
Weichman Associates Realtors 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, Weichman Realtors has grown to a full staff of 20 serving over 300 clients a year.

Weichman Realtors is not limited to serving just its clients; it is also committed to serving the community. Not only has Weichman donated hundreds of hours to many area charities, they have also received the prestige of being named one of the top real estate companies in Costa Mesa.

If you’re interested in buying or selling in Orange County, turn to the experts. Turn to Weichman Realtors 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 Weichman Realtors today at 714-444-4663 or email us at info@WeichmanRealtors.com

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