Archives for October 2015


Sixteen Amazing Listings- One Amazing Team!

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Dana Point | $4,300,000

Coto de Caza | $3,298,888

Ladera Ranch | $3,295,000

Newport Beach | $2,490,000

Laguna Beach | $2,195,000

San Juan Capistrano | $2,100,000

San Clemente | $1,875,000

San Juan Capistrano | $1,849,000


Newport Beach | $1,499,000

Irvine | $1,008,000

Newport Coast | $915,000

San Juan Capistrano | $895,000

Lake Forest | $868,000


Laguna Niguel | $849,000

Aliso Viejo | $675,000


Irvine | $438,000

Listed by: Sabine Zhou

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Preparing Your Home for Prospective Buyers in Costa Mesa, California

Sell quickly in Costa Mesa with home staging and with me as your real estate agent - 877-957-6677

Expert home staging is a proven strategy utilized to sell a house here in Costa Mesa. Some advantages to home staging include fewer days on the market and higher selling prices. If you want to sell your house quickly, choose a well thought out home staging strategy.

Staging your house in Costa Mesa is all about selling a lifestyle. You want buyers to see themselves living and lounging in your home. You want them to see your present house as their next home.

Making ready your property for an Open House shouldn’t be thought of as a problem. At times, it’s a thrilling and inventive activity. Together, we’ll work to get a premium bid for your property. Start with these home staging tips and you’ll see that your house sits fewer weeks on the market after listing:

Curb Appeal

First, look at the exterior of your home, or your curb appeal. Take a fresh look at the outside of your house from a quick glance from the street. What jumps out at you? What dollar-earning characteristics seem hidden? Knowing this assists us in deciding what steps we can take to draw buyers from the street and into your house. If your home’s exterior isn’t as neat as possible with touched up paint and blooming greenery we’ll need to address those issues. Follow the Curb Appeal Checklist and increase your home’s final selling price.

Curb Appeal Checklist >

Sell quickly in Costa Mesa with home staging and with me as your real estate agent - 877-957-6677

“Welcome to your new home!”

Can buyers see themselves lounging in your living room, relaxing in your reading nook or hosting a dinner in your eat-in kitchen? I want your Open House to pleasantly accept buyers and give them a sense of comfort. I’ll help you accomplish this by recommending changes that enhance your home’s features. I’ll advise you get rid of items that give the appearance of clutter. Surface areas like tables, desks and counters should be neatly arranged. Brick-a-brack, souvenirs, family photos, and kids’ works of art should get moved out of sight. I can help you simplify the decor of house. Unattractive or cluttered spaces make your home look smaller and buyers have a more difficult time seeing themselves living there.

I know instantly where a room’s best features are and how to show them off. I’ll point out the pieces of furniture that should be removed, rooms that need new paint, rugs needing to be changed, fixtures that need shining, and any other improvement that can inexpensively be made to positively influence the sale.

Buyers’ agents know that their clients like to see a residence that draws them in with charm. Decor that could be “offensive” should get moved out so that your home will have likability while on the market.

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Setting the Stage
In the short time that your house will be on the market, we’re doing well if we’re engaging the buyer’s senses. Dark living areas can be a real mood killer, so we’ll do things like draw back curtains and change light bulbs where needed to invite the buyer inside. Together we’ll enhance the mood of the house with enjoyable music to listen to while guests take a walk-through of your home and ensure a nice scent circulates room-to-room. We’ll make use of cozy-looking blankets, and throw pillows on your sofa and bed. We want buyers to feel like your home has the potential to be.

Using my home staging tips will get your house sold more quickly in Costa Mesa, California. The Kurt Real Estate Group can help you design a welcoming atmosphere that makes buyers to want to stay — permanently. Give me a call at 877-957-6677 and I will stage your home to sell.
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Newport Beach | $4,390,000

Laguna Beach | $3,175,000

Laguna Niguel | $2,995,000

Laguna Beach | $2,695,000

Corona del Mar | $2,495,000

Corona del Mar | $2,295,000

Ladera Ranch | $1,999,000

Mission Viejo | $1,499,000

Dana Point | $1,398,000

San Clemente | $1,349,000

Coto de Caza | $1,199,000

San Clemente | $1,195,000

San Clemente | $1,149,000

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Why Use Kurt And The Kurt Real Estate Group

As Your Preferred Broker / REALTOR® When Buying A Home?

A real estate agent like Kurt Galitski can help you understand everything you need to know about the home buying process.

Not all real estate licensees are the same; only those who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® are properly called REALTORS®. They proudly display the “REALTOR®” trademark on their business cards and other marketing and sales literature. Kurt Galitski is also a licensed real estate broker.

Kurt and The Kurt Real Estate Group are committed to treat all parties to a transaction honestly.  Kurt and his agents subscribe to

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a strict Code of Ethics and are expected to maintain a higher level of knowledge of the process of buying and selling real estate. An independent survey reported that 94% of home buyers would use the Kurt Galitski and The Kurt Real Estate Group again.

Real estate transactions involve one of the biggest financial investments of most people’s lifetime. Transactions today usually exceed $350,000. If you had a $350,000 income tax problem, would you attempt to deal with it without the help of a certified professional accountant? If you had a $350,000 legal question, would you deal with it without the help of an attorney? Considering the small upside cost and the large downside risk, it would be wise to work with a professional REALTOR® and Broker like Kurt Galitski when you are buying a home.

If you’re still not convinced of the value of a working with Kurt Galitski, your REALTOR®, here are more reasons to use him:

  • Kurt can help you determine your buying power – that is, your financial reserves plus your borrowing capacity. If you give Kurt some basic information about your available savings, income and current debt, he or she can refer you to lenders best qualified to help you. Most lenders – banks and mortgage companies – offer limited choices.
  • The Kurt Real Estate Group has many resources to assist you in your home search. Sometimes the property you are seeking is available but not actively advertised in the market, and it will take some investigation by your agent to find all available properties.
  • Kurt and his group of professionals  can assist you in the selection process by providing objective information about each property. Agents who are REALTORS® have access to a variety of informational resources.  He can provide local community information on utilities, zoning, schools, etc. There are two things you’ll want to know: First, will the property provide the environment I want for a home or investment? Second, will the property have resale value when I am ready to sell?
  • Kurt can help you with negotiations and inspections. There are many negotiating factors, including but not limited to price, financing, terms, date of possession and often the inclusion or exclusion of repairs and furnishings or appliances. The purchase agreement should allow time for you to complete appropriate inspections and investigations of the property before you are bound to complete the purchase. Your agent can advise you as to which investigations and inspections are recommended or required.
  • Your REALTOR®, Kurt Galitski will  provides due diligence during the property evaluation. Depending on the area and property, this could include inspections for termites, dry rot, asbestos, faulty structure, roof condition, septic tank and well tests, just to name a few. Kurt can assist you in finding qualified responsible professionals to do most of these investigations and provide you with written reports.
    You will also want to see a preliminary report on the property title. Title indicates ownership of property and can be mired in confusing status of past owners or rights of access. The title to most properties will have some limitations; for example, easements (access rights) for utilities. Kurt Galitski, title search company or attorney can help you resolve issues that might cause problems at a later date.
  • Kurt can help you understand different financing options and identify qualified lenders.
  • As Your REALTOR®, Kurt and The Kurt Real Estate Group will guide you through the closing process and make sure everything flows together smoothly.

Call and personally speak with Kurt Galitski at 877-957-6677 — he’ll even pay for the call!

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