Caruso’s *SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO* Closed Sales Report ~ August


Is the market is improving or at least stabilizing!?  We provide the latest market updates regularly, as well as personal consultation of market direction…

The San Juan Capistrano Closed Sales Report for AUGUST:

The SJC Closed Sales Report for Homes Sold in the 0-$500,000 Range:

2011   28 listings closed escrow             

2010   24 listings closed escrow            

The SJC Closed Sales Report for Homes Sold in the $500,000-$1,000,000 Range:

2011   10 listings closed escrow               

2010   6 listings closed escrow

The SJC Closed Sales Report for Homes Sold in the $1,000,000+Range:

2011   6 listings closed escrow                  

2010   3listings closed escrow                   

*Does a sales report tell the whole story about market environment, consumer sentiment and the value of your home?  Is it time to sell?  Is it time to add a property to your investment portfolio? Is the market changing, and in which direction?

 

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Past President, Orange County Association of Realtors (949) 753-7900

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Caruso’s *SAN CLEMENTE* Closed Sales Report ~ August


Is the market is improving or at least stabilizing!?  We provide the latest market updates regularly, as well as personal consultation of market direction…

The San Clemente Closed Sales Report for AUGUST:

The San Clemente Closed Sales Report for Homes Sold in the 0-$500,000 Range:

2011   20 listings closed escrow             

2010   24listings closed escrow            

The San Clemente Closed Sales Report for Homes Sold in the $500,000-$1,000,000 Range:

2011   35 listings closed escrow

2010   35 listings closed escrow

The San Clemente Closed Sales Report for Homes Sold in the $1,000,000+Range:

2011   5 listings closed escrow                   

2010   8listings closed escrow                   

*Does a sales report tell the whole story about market environment, consumer sentiment and the value of your home?  Is it time to sell?  Is it time to add a property to your investment portfolio? Is the market changing, and in which direction? 

 

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Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CLHMS CRB CRS GREEN GRI

Past President, Orange County Association of Realtors (949) 753-7900

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Caruso’s *DANA POINT* Closed Sales Report ~ August


Is the market is improving or at least stabilizing!?  We provide the latest market updates regularly, as well as personal consultation of market direction…

The Dana Point Closed Sales Report for AUGUST:

The Dana Point Closed Sales Report for Homes Sold in the 0-$500,000 Range:

2011   14 listings closed escrow             

2010   14 listings closed escrow            

The Dana Point Closed Sales Report for Homes Sold in the $500,000-$1,000,000 Range:

2011   23 listings closed escrow             

2010   17 listings closed escrow

The Dana Point Closed Sales Report for Homes Sold in the $1,000,000+Range:

2011   3 listings closed escrow                  

2010   4 listings closed escrow                   

*Does a sales report tell the whole story about market environment, consumer sentiment and the value of your home?  Is it time to sell?  Is it time to add a property to your investment portfolio? Is the market changing, and in which direction? 

 

And thank you for making me Your Orange County Real Estate Connection.     

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Best regards,

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CLHMS CRB CRS GREEN GRI

Past President, Orange County Association of Realtors (949) 753-7900

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How one dumb post killed the real estate deal!


 

I read an article on MSN about how we share too much personal information online on via social media sites. One tweet, one post could kill the deal or the negotiations.

One homebuyer learned the hard way when she posted on her facebook page. She posted, “Found our dream house!” and she named the highly sought after neighborhood where she had been looking for several months.

She didn’t think anyone but those in her small circle of friends were reading the post, said her realtor. “Unfortunately, a friend saw the post and shared it with a pal who was looking in the same neighborhood.” The friend of the friend moved in quickly. She tracked down the listing agent and offered more money, snatching the home from under the Facebook poster, who later learned through the grapevine how she’d shot herself in the foot with her post.

Another example is when you’re in negotiations. Too many people are so entwined with Twitter and social media that they find it hard to not disclose every detail of their lives.  A buyer will tweet. “I just put in an offer. Cross your fingers for me. But I’ll do whatever it takes. I’ll go another $20,000 higher.”  While another may post, “I’ll do whatever it takes to get this home sold, long escrow…sell it way below the listed price…”

Agents can also misuse social media and hurt themselves! They may complain about the listing, the open house, the buyers, the sellers or another agent. A post like this, “Sitting at an open house, again! This listing is totally overpriced.” can also violate an agent’s duty, to keep client information confidential.

Unless you adjust the privacy of your facebook wall and ensure that your profile doesn’t come up in facebook search results, strangers could read your posts just by searching for you.  On Twitter, you have a number of choices when it comes to privacy.  If you don’t want your followers sharing or re-tweeting  your messages to others, or if you don’t want the general public to see your tweets, check ‘protect my tweets’.

Take care that what you say cannot be used against you, says Gahlord Dewald, an expert in online technology who specializes in real-estate marketing and analytics.  Be very neutral in what you say. Agents, many of whom are natural communicators, were among the early adopters of social media, using the platforms to market their services and connect with clients.  It pays to be discreet.  I’ll tweet to that!

 

 

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www.MichaelCarusoRealEstate.com

Best regards,

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CLHMS CRB CRS GREEN GRI

Past President, Orange County Association of Realtors (949) 753-7900

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Caruso’s *LAGUNA NIGUEL* Closed Sales Report ~ August


Is the market is improving or at least stabilizing!?  We provide the latest market updates regularly, as well as personal consultation of market direction…

The Laguna Niguel Closed Sales Report for AUGUST:

The Laguna Niguel Closed Sales Report for Homes Sold in the 0-$500,000 Range:

2011   52 listings closed escrow             

2010   38 listings closed escrow            

The Laguna Niguel Closed Sales Report for Homes Sold in the $500,000-$1,000,000 Range:

2011   36 listings closed escrow

2010   35 listings closed escrow

The Laguna Niguel Closed Sales Report for Homes Sold in the $1,000,000+Range:

2011  7 listings closed escrow                  

2010  6 listings closed escrow                   

Does a sales report tell the whole story about market environment, consumer sentiment and the value of your home?  Is it time to sell?  Is it time to add a property to your investment portfolio? Is the market changing, and in which direction?  Information is critical to your success. My Web Site and Blog can keep you up to date.

Call our office if you have any questions or want more information on a particular neighborhood.  Learn What it’s Like to Work With Someone Focused on Your Success….not Theirs. 3 decades of experience, education and proven production.  Call Michael at 949-753-7900 or 949-495-8600 or email Michael@MichaelCarusoRealEstate.com! Everything is also available online at www.MichaelCarusoRealEstate.com

 

And thank you for making me Your Orange County Real Estate Connection.     

www.MichaelCarusoRealEstate.com

Best regards,

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CLHMS CRB CRS GREEN GRI

Past President, Orange County Association of Realtors (949) 753-7900

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Motivational Monday Quote ~ Be Happy


This photo really makes me happy. By the look of the sky it’s going to be a great day!  🙂 

Everyone smiles in the same language. 

Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day.  ~ Author Unknown

And thank you for making me Your Orange County Real Estate Connection.     

www.MichaelCarusoRealEstate.com

Best regards,

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CLHMS CRB CRS GREEN GRI

Past President, Orange County Association of Realtors (949) 753-7900

     

 

Caruso’s OC Happenings ~ North County


 

NORTH COUNTY

 

 

ANAHEIM

NOW through October 30th is the annual Oktoberfest at the Phoenix Club every Friday, Saturday & Sunday. This event features Ompapah Bands from Germany, Authentic German Food & Drink, Folk Dancers, and German Items for Sale. This is a fun event for the whole family with Train Rides, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides and entertainment. No admission charges the first weekend this year! For more information you can call 714-563-4166.

BREA

Nothing to report

 

BUENA PARK

Mark your calendars for Silverado Days (William Peak Park
7225 El Dorado Drive) this October 14-16. This event is held each October. This community festival includes games, crafts, contests, rides, food and fun for the whole family. Featured contests include World Amateur Arm Wrestling Championship, Custom Car Show, a pie-eating contest, hog calling, baby contest, dog show, petting zoo, chili cook-off and much more!!
CYPRESS

It’s almost that time of the year again! Coming up on Halloween, October 31st is the annual City of Cypress Halloween Carnival from 6-9pm! This event includes Food, Game Booths, Prizes, Entertainment, Costume Contests and Spook Alley. Admission- $3, children under 1 year old are free. Professional pictures will be available for $10 (cash only). For more information you can call 714-229-6780.

FULLERTON

Coming up Saturday, October 29, 2011 is the annual Memory Walk (Cal State  Fullerton).The Memory Walk is part of a national movement to help those battling Alzheimer’s and related memory loss disorders. As one of the largest Memory Walks in the country, it features a 2-mile walk, Kidz Zone, Doggie Dugout, Remembrance Garden, Food Vendors, Festival Area with over 50 exhibitors, live entertainment and more! For details, contact Shannon Kincaid at (949) 757-3708.

GARDEN GROVE

Nothing to report.

LA HABRA

Sunday, October 23, 2011 from 9 – 4 is the Wings, Wheels and Rotors Expo (Joint Forces Training Base).A great mix of civilian and military helicopters and aircraft, plus a custom car show featuring classics, muscle cars and more than 300 varieties plus a vendor fair with more than 100 exhibitors selling food and car or aircraft related items. This family event also has games, a kid’s corner and live entertainment.

LA PALMA

Nothing to report

PLACENTIA

Saturday, October 15, 2011 is the annual The Heritage Festival and Parade (Tri-City Park, 2301 N. Kraemer Blvd.). Since 1965, this celebration of the city’s heritage includes a parade and fair booths. The festivities begin with the Chamber of Commerce pancake breakfast at 6:30 a.m. followed by the parade and band review at 9:30 a.m. The festival begins at 10:00 a.m. and will feature many exciting activities for the entire family including the annual car show, a crafts fair, food booths, kid’s games and more. For more information you can call (714) 524-8535.

STANTON

Nothing to report

WESTMINSTER

Coming up soon is the annual Simon Kidgits Club Spooktacular Halloween! The Simon Kidgits Club invites all of you little ghouls and goblins to come have a spooktacular good time and enjoy loads of frightfully fun Halloween themed activities and treats! Wear your cool costume and enjoy a safe place to haunt this Halloween. The event is located at the Westminster Mall. For more information you can call 714-898-2558.

YORBA LINDA

Nothing to report

 

 

 

 

*As seen in orangecountyregister.com & orangecounty.net

 

And thank you for making me Your Orange County Real Estate Connection.     

www.MichaelCarusoRealEstate.com

Best regards,

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CLHMS CRB CRS GREEN GRI

Past President, Orange County Association of Realtors (949) 753-7900