It Matters

15
Oct

Laguna Beach, A Coastal Gem

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13 Shreve Drive | Laguna Beach | Offered at $6,995,000

The kids are back in school and the days are getting shorter as we approach the end of daylight savings time on Sunday November 2 at 2:00AM. Well into Autumn you might have found a moment to reflect on the beautiful memories you created over the Summer and the ones you hope to fashion during the upcoming holidays.

I recently had lunch with with Amy Calvert, listing specialist and sales partner at the Smith Group to discuss the market in one of our beloved coastal communities, Laguna Beach.

“Last month I stopped at Aliso Beach south of the Montage Resort. It was a beautiful clear day and I had some time before my next appointment. This was perfect as I needed to do some business on my phone. I rolled down the window and welcomed the ocean breeze. I listened as birds and children play and snuggled into the screen of my iPhone. A wise ocean breeze kissed my face as I suddenly questioned, ‘What are you doing buried in your phone? Take a few minutes, look up, and absorb this moment.’

Crisp blue and bright aqua-marine waters beckoned me to the sea. Without a cloud in the sky, in heels and a dress, I made my way to the sand. It could not have been a more beautiful day. I took of my heels and let my toes play in the soft sand.

We are lucky to live in such a beautiful place. In a grounding moment I was reminded how important it is to carve a few minutes away from distractions and devices and absorb the beauty that surrounds us.

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Taken with my iPhone that day.

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Yes I brought my phone with me :)

Laguna Beach is a paradise with iconic beachside scenery. A place that feels like you’re always on vacation. Peaceful, quaint, and artistic with incredible beaches.

Buying a home in Laguna Beach is like owning a piece of paradise. The market supports this hidden gem since many buyers are simply unaware of the rare qualities found in this 9-square-mile beachside city. Relatively small in size with 23,000 residents and a strong disposition of community, the infectious personality of Laguna Beach promises that once you enter, you’ll never want to leave. You won’t have to go on vacation because you’ll live in one of the most pristine vacation spots in the world.

I distinctly remember as a little girl my infatuation with the swing set perched right on Main Beach. My Dad would push from behind as I pumped my legs ferociously. I’d climb higher and higher hoping my euphoric sense of flight and perspective would never end. I believe home is to love where memories are made. And Laguna Beach is the perfect place to make memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

The recent market trends with larger homes selling north of Pacific Coast Highway. It kind of goes in waves. People are currently buying higher, up the hill, to get the bigger views. The inventory of homes is one-of-a-kind, with no two homes built alike. This means shopping for your new home will be a luxurious and fun experience. As an expert in the area I am confident I can walk you through your decision process and help you pinpoint your most important preferences. Do you want to live within walking distance of the beach? Do you want to go up in the hills for the bigger house and view? Do you want to live right next to the water and hear the sounds of the crashing waves, or elevate yourself on top of a hill for a higher more expansive view?

What I do well is help you figure out what you want, provide you a menu of options, and nail down the perfect scenario for you and your family.

The Smith Group always makes our clients a priority. We are dedicated to create innovative ways to help our buyers and sellers. With a well oiled team of support staff we guarantee to help you every step of the way. If we find the home you want and it needs some special attention, we are connected to architects, builders, and designers. We do everything we can for our buyers and sellers.

I would be honored to assist you in making this coastal gem, Laguna Beach, your new home, a place where memories are made. And remember that Who You Work With Matters™.”

Contact Amy Calvert at 949-981-9047.

Learn more about Amy >>>

View these astonishing homes available in Laguna Beach:

13634800493_fbab001e9c_b12431 Riviera Drive >>>

 

 

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31889_Circle31889 Circle Drive >>>

 

 

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16
Oct

Open Houses Matter

Saturday, October 18, 2014,
and Sunday, October 19, 2014.

We would love to see you at one of our Open Houses this weekend. The Smith Group is dedicated to telling the story of your home. For more information please call 949-717-4711.

Saturday | Noon-3PM

This ultra-chic contemporary residence is situated on a private cul-de-sac in North Laguna. This residence radiates prestige throughout every level, offering the finest hand-selected finishes in every detail. The main level of the home is filled with dark beamed ceilings, surround sound, dark Brazilian wood flooring, updated Siematic cabinetry and a large temperature-controlled wine cellar. The highly-upgraded open kitchen is filled with designer appliances including a Wolf six-burner range & subzero refrigerator. Large sliding glass doors provide an easy transition from the gracious living spaces to the multiple decks and balconies of the property, boasting panoramic white water ocean views for ultimate relaxation. The main floor master suite offers an intimate seating area, private balcony, large walk-in closet, and deluxe master bathroom featuring a large soaking tub and dual vanities. The upper floor is fit with a living room & cozy fireplace and the other three spacious bedrooms of the residence. The backyard is complete with a private Jacuzzi and beautiful, low-maintenance succulent landscaping.

View Listing >>>

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Saturday | 1PM-4PM

Welcome Home! From the moment you enter this premier Newport Heights residence, you will immediately be embraced by warmth and elegance. Every immaculate detail is designer perfect and the home is filled with space after space of gorgeous living areas. A Great Room welcomes you into the home and features high two-story ceilings, built-in bookshelves, a cozy fireplace and seamless transition into the gourmet kitchen. Serving as a chef’s paradise, the kitchen is fit with two breakfast bars, black granite countertops, upgraded Dacor & Sub Zero appliances, a large island and beautiful white cabinetry. A large dining bay features several windows to view the beautiful backyard area. The main floor also offer a bonus/family room, office, laundry room with storage space, and a desirable main-floor Master Suite complete with a deluxe bath and oversized walk-in closet. The upper living level contains 4 spacious bedrooms, storage space, and a computer workstation. Located on quiet cul-de-sac, this residence enjoys an oversized spacious yard with room for a pool or basketball court.

View Listing >>>

2307-Laurel-Place-9205

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday | 1PM-4PM

This brand-new turnkey residence offers the finest quality of modern amenities inside and out! Every immaculate detail was thoughtfully selected for a buyer with distinguished taste. Custom features include gorgeous wide-panel distressed wood floors, wainscoting, soaring two-story ceilings, designer hardware, premier light fixtures, and advanced technology system. The open floor plan of this home combined with beautiful white cabinetry, paneled ceiling, and large windows create a bright ambiance perfect for coastal living. The main level radiates elegance as it offers a spacious master bedroom & deluxe bathroom, gourmet kitchen with designer appliances, and spacious living room. Sliding panel doors lead you to a gorgeous covered loggia offering a cozy fireplace and ample seating for hosting intimate or casual events. The upper level offers a second bedroom ensuite with a private bathroom and access to the expansive rooftop deck featuring spanning views of the Pacific Ocean to Catalina Island. Situated in the heart of Corona Del Mar, this residence is located within blocks of the beach, world-class dining & entertainment, and beautiful parks.

View Listing >>>

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Saturday | 1PM-4PM

Newport Heights and Fabulous Views! This beautiful 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathrooms home features a grand open floor plan. The living room and formal dining room are perfect for entertaining. The kitchen features abundant cabinets and counters, breakfast bar and opens to the family room. The first floor library/ den is a cozy hide-away. Both the family room and dining room open to the beautiful patio. The curved staircase take you to the master suite featuring a fireplace, walk-in closet, master bath; with soaking tub, shower and his and her sinks. The other two generously sized bedrooms share a balcony to enjoy the morning sun. Panoramic ocean, mountain and city light views are available from the third level roof top deck; the perfect space for entertaining guests. An oversize two car garage features a finished office space with French doors to the front of the home. This wonderful home is located minutes from Newport’s finest beaches, luxury shopping, family-friendly parks, and world-class eateries and excellent schools.

View Listing >>>

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Saturday & Sunday | 1PM-4PM

Built in 2010, this impeccable Spanish-style residence offers beautiful views of Talega golf course and reserve. This property features many desirable amenities throughout including brand new paint and carpet, stone finishes, high ceilings, an open floor plan and custom window coverings. The kitchen is a chef’s paradise offering a large walk-in pantry, oversized kitchen island, rich wood cabinets, and gorgeous stainless steel appliances. A wrought-iron staircase leads to a luxurious Master Suite featuring a spacious walk-in closet, a master bathroom equipped with dual vanities and a spa-like soaking tub and French Doors leading to a balcony with panoramic views. Enjoy the home’s luscious landscaping and beautiful garden fountains while relaxing on the spacious stamped patio – the perfect venue for entertaining guests.

View Listing >>>

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Sunday | 1PM-4PM

Situated on the coveted Davenport Island, this open and bright waterfront residence is the perfect seaside retreat – fit with gorgeous indoor and outdoor living spaces. Upon entrance you are immediately greeted by warm wide-beamed hardwood flooring seamlessly connecting the expansive living room, formal dining room and updated gourmet kitchen. The kitchen offers a culinary paradise with stainless steel appliances, beautiful white cabinetry & ample granite countertops. The large family room is a great space for entertaining as it’s complete with direct access to both the patio and kitchen. Upstairs is fit with four spacious bedrooms, including the master suite offering a comfortable fireplace and serene balcony overlooking the Harbour for ultimate relaxation. There is a glass patio on the main level boasting panoramic channel views, a private outdoor cooking area, fireplace, and access to the private boat dock. Don’t miss the rare opportunity to own one of Huntington Harbour’s finest waterfront residences!

View Listing >>>

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Sunday | 1PM-4PM

This beautiful single-story residence has been updated and remodeled throughout every room! The welcoming open layout was designed with the entertainer in mind and features gorgeous travertine flooring, crown molding, recessed lighting and custom window coverings. The spacious living room was recently remodeled to offer a Stack Stone cozy fireplace & entry wall. A fully remodeled kitchen is complete with granite slab countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a desirable wine fridge. The open floor plan allows an easy transition from the expansive living areas to the three spacious bedrooms with large closets. The third bedroom has been set up as a full office with custom built-ins. Spend your evenings relaxing on a pristine back patio – the perfect space for hosting casual or intimate gatherings around the outdoor fireplace, in-ground spa or outdoor kitchen. Home is complete with luscious landscaping, a beautiful front yard, attached custom two car garage with lots of built-in cabinets and a full monitored security system. This 11,000 sf oak-shaded property includes a beautiful grove of avocado and assorted citrus trees.

View Listing >>>

461-Granite-3757

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

09
Oct

Open Houses Matter

Saturday, October 11
& Sunday, October 12

For more information please call, 949-717-4711.

Seller Reception
Saturday, October 11, 2014 |  11am-1pm

Open House
Saturday, October 11, 2014 | 1pm-4pm

View Listing >>>

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Saturday, October 11, 2014 |  11am-2pm

View Listing >>>

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Saturday, October 11, 2014 | 1pm-4pm

View Listing >>>

2307-Laurel-Place-9205

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, October 12, 2014 | 1pm-4pm

View Listing >>>

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Sunday, October 12, 2014 | 1pm-4pm

View Listing >>>

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30
Sep

Open Houses Matter

Saturday October 4
& Sunday October 5

Seller Reception, Saturday 11am-1pm
Open House, Saturday 1pm-4pm

View Listing >>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday & Sunday, 1pm-4pm

View Listing >>>

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Saturday & Sunday, 1pm-4pm

View Listing >>>

461-Granite-3757

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday & Sunday, 1pm-4pm

View Listing >>>

26-via-torino

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday Noon-3pm

View Listing >>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25
Sep

Think Bigger: Tim Makes A Splash On WaterCooler

Tweets, follows, and requests are rolling in today. Real estate agents are thinking bigger, getting back to the basics of blocking and tackling (appointments and contracts), redesigning whiteboards into scoreboards, and starting a new diet of Manchego cheese, pickles, and olives (don’t forget the door knocking).

The Smith Group’s visionary and charming leader, Tim Smith, made a big splash on WaterCooler last night. If you haven’t joined this fun and informative weekly google-based online show, you are missing out (subscribe). They discuss marketing that works, ideas that matter, success strategies, technology, and often host authors and innovative thinkers. The hosts are Chris Smith and Jimmy Mackin of Curaytor.com. “I love Tim Smith, he’s the real deal” said Jimmy after the show. And Chris thinks he has nice digital assets (we do too Chris)!

If you missed it live, we’ve attached the instant replay. Marinate with all the valuable pearls of information and tips to recharge your real estate business and team. Tim laid out two of three questions you should be asking everyone (we can’t reveal all of our success strategies at one event). Plus we wanted you to visit our online home and see our assets for yourself. For all the faithful viewers from last night, we’ve included question three.

1. Have you had any thoughts of selling?

2. Do you know anyone who has had thoughts of selling?

3. Do you know anyone who has tried to sell but couldn’t?

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