Costa Mesa Restaurant Week is Just Around the Corner!

The agents at Weichman Realtors are already talking about how to take advantage of Costa Mesa Restaurant Week and we wanted to be sure you were aware of all the great food and savings taking place the week of August 16th-August 23rd!!

The Costa Mesa Conference and Visitor Bureau has announced that the third annual Costa Mesa Restaurant Week will be held Aug. 16-23, click restaurant week for complete details!

Participating Costa Mesa restaurants are offering prix fixe menus or percentage discounts off their regular prices. There are over 30 participating Costa Mesa restaurants, including local favorites such as Gypsy Den, Scott’s, Newport Rib Company, La Cave and AnQi by Crustacean.

The CVB will host its annual kickoff party on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at Noguchi Garden, catered by Mastro’s Steakhouse, Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale’s South Coast Plaza and Pizzeria Ortica. Local VIPs and dignitaries will be invited to celebrate, and a silent and live auction will take place at the event with 100% of the silent auction proceeds benefiting the Someone Cares Soup Kitchen in Costa Mesa.

“Last year we were thrilled to raise just under $17,000 for the Someone Cares Soup Kitchen at our kickoff event,” said Paulette Lombardi-Fries, president of the Costa Mesa Conference & Visitor Bureau. The kickoff party counts among its sponsors Alaska Airlines, Orange Coast Magazine, South Coast Plaza, Starwood Hotels, PBS SoCal and the OC Fair & Event Center.

The CVB was established in 1995. The CVB’s primary goal is to encourage leisure travel to Costa Mesa by engaging in marketing programs and events for the city of Costa Mesa. For more information on travel to the city of Costa Mesa, visit The CVB is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization.

Reasons to Team With a Costa Mesa Buyer’s Agent for FSBO Buys!

According to the National Association of Realtors, last year there was a 14% decline in the number of For Sale By Owner (FSBO) properties. Despite that decline, Weichman Realtors still sees that FSBO properties are available in Costa Mesa – and in an inventory-challenged market, you might find one of them is a pretty tempting buying opportunity.

But here is where caution is warranted — and where you may be amply rewarded by seeking a Costa Mesa buyer’s agent to represent you. There’s more than one reason why:

FSBO owners may, er, hide things

It can be tempting for FSBO sellers to cover up problems that would have been picked up if a seller’s agent had been involved. By using an experienced buyer’s agent, you stand a much better chance of identifying those common problems. A qualified inspector (your agent will recommend a good one) can help you spot the more well-hidden ones.

FSBO properties usually cost more!

Statistics bear it out: it’s estimated that FSBO properties can cost 10 to 20% more than those listed via real estate agents. Owners in Costa Mesa just tend to overestimate their property’s worth and selling potential. And without the counsel and guidance of a real estate professional, sellers usually establish a stronger emotional attachment to their first listing price. The presence of your buyer’s agent (with a notebook full of comps) is sure to power up your negotiating stance!

Legal issues

One of the main reasons to team with an agent is the plethora of legal issues that are interwoven with residential real estate sale transactions. By using an agent, you stand to identify any contractual mishaps before they are executed — and well before costly repercussions materialize. Since many owners who take the FSBO route in Costa Mesa are usually short when it comes to real estate transactional expertise, there may be required disclosures and important paperwork that they have missed. You don’t want to find that out too late.

If you wind up seriously eyeing a Costa Mesa FSBO home this summer, save future headaches by including your buyer’s agent commission in your offer. More questions? One of the knowledgeable Weichman Realtors agents are available for consults this week!

Weichman Realtors Costa Mesa Open House List

Weichman Realtors Costa Mesa Open House List for August 10th and 11th

Saturday-August 10th, 2013

1143 Charleston Street, Costa Mesa

Sunday-August 11th, 2013

1143 Charleston Street, Costa Mesa

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

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