Property Feature – Aliso Viejo

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47 Golf Drive, Aliso Viejo, CA

List Price:                                                             $915,000

Property Type:   Single Family Residence (D) 
Bedrooms:   4 
Bath(F,T,H,Q):  2,1,0,0 
Sqft (Src):   2,652 (Builder’s Data) 
Ac/LotSqft (Src):   0.079/3,433 (A)

This showcase home is located in a highly regarded Glenwood neighborhood at Aliso Viejo country club. The spacious and open 2,652 Sq. Ft. floor plan includes 4 bedrooms and three bathrooms. Distressed hardwood floors cover the first level, and custom built-ins give this home stylish appeal. The gourmet kitchen features a huge center island, granite counter tops, upgraded appliances, a built-in refrigerator, and a vast walk-in pantry. The kitchen flows into the living room, which offers a true media experience with surround sound speakers. The downstairs bedroom has been converted into a formal living room, making for the perfect elegant entertaining space.

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The upstairs features 2 guest bedrooms, a full bathroom, a tech area, and a large laundry room. The spacious master includes a balcony, luxurious master bath with 2 separate vanities and a grand style bathtub, and a tastefully organized walk in closet. The backyard is like a sanctuary with lovely landscaping and hardscaping.

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For more information about this property, or to schedule a showing, contact JB Agahi at (949) 300-0240 or via email at jbagahi@yahoo.com.

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Top Things To Do This Memorial Day Weekend in Orange County

Throughout Orange County, Memorial Day Weekend is known as the kick starter to summer. Take advantage of this three day weekend and soak up the sun in celebration. Many events across Orange County are hosted in honor of our Veterans. Below is a list of the Top 5 Things to Do in Orange County this Memorial Day Weekend.


1) Laguna Hills Memorial Day Run
Monday, May 25, 2015

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This run is to honor the United States Marine Corps Dark Horse Battalion. Runners and walkers of all experience levels are invited to come out and enjoy the Memorial Day festivities! With a half marathon, 5K Run/Walk, 10K Run/Walk, and a Kid’s Run, there is something for everyone. After the race, there is a beer garden, food trucks, and a DJ.

LOCATION:
Start in front of the Saddleback Memorial Medical Center and finish at the Laguna Hills Community Center.

BOOK:
http://www.lagunahillshalfmarathon.com/
(949) 975-8506

2) Santa Ana Memorial Day Carnival
May 22-25, 2015

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Starting on Friday, May 22 and running all weekend, the Santa Ana Memorial Day Carnival has become an Orange County staple. Nothing says summer like rides and popcorn on the grass. This carnival has it all—games, food, rides, and live music from local bands. It is the perfect way to get the whole family together for some outdoor fun.

LOCATION:
Centennial Park – Santa Ana, CA 92701

BOOK:
http://festivalnet.com/30296/Santa-Ana-California/Festivals/Santa-Ana-Memorial-Day-Carnival

3) Garden Grove Strawberry Festival
May 22-25, 2015

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The city of Garden Grove is holding their 57th Annual Strawberry Festival in honor of our returning veterans. The festival is held all weekend and includes many entertaining events such as parades, a 5K run, contests, and live bands. Each year, thousands show up to celebrate and get the chance to see many film and TV celebrities.

LOCATION:
Village Green in Garden Grove

BOOK:
http://strawberryfestival.org/
(714) 638-0981

4) Newport Beach Wine Festival
Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 10AM

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The Annual Newport Beach Wine Festival is a celebration of fine wines, spirits, and culinary delights that takes place over Memorial Weekend at Balboa Bay Resort. Their idyllic waterfront setting provides the perfect location for sipping wine, savoring delicious entrees, cooking and blending interactive classes, and plenty more.

LOCATION:
Balboa Bay Resort

1221 Coast Highway

Newport Beach, CA

BOOK:
http://www.visitnewportbeach.com/events/newport-beach-wine-festival/
(949) 630-4146

5) Scottish Fest
May 23-24

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People of all ages flock to Costa Mesa to witness the Scottish Fest. On May 23 and 24, come participate in highland games, listen to Scottish music, join in Scottish dancing, and enjoy Scottish cuisine. Scotts, come trace your heritage and watch the march of clans.

LOCATION:
Orange County Fair and Event Center

88 Fair Drive

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

BOOK:
http://www.scottishfest.com/
(714) 708-1500


Stay safe this Memorial Day Weekend, and remember to honor our Nation’s fallen heroes. May we never forget that freedom isn’t free.

The Results Are In – Top Producers April 2015

Top Producers April

Top Sales Dollar Volume

  1. Tim Wolter –Tim launched into Real Estate in 2003 with a tremendous advantage as he is a true South Orange County Native. Born and raised in Laguna Niguel, Tim has a strong local network and a deep knowledge base that continues to grow and support his expanding business. Tim’s tenacity and commitment to his clients landed him in the Top 100 Orange County Realtors last year.

Learn more about Tim Wolter at www.SouthOcHomes.net.

  1. JB Agahi – With great experience as an Aliso Viejo Realtor, JB Agahi helps both buyers and sellers meet their real estate objectives. JB has extensive knowledge of each of the communities located in and around Aliso Viejo. His hard work and dedication are what make his transactions so successful.

Learn more about JB Agahi at www.jbagahi.com.

  1. Jenelle Harmon – Jenelle Harmon has lived in Southern California her whole life. She has a Degree in Business Management and Finance. Jenelle operates though a Client-First Philosophy. She prides herself on her integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, marketing savviness, effective negotiation skills, and a high-quality professional network.

Learn more about Jenelle Harmon at www.HarmonTeam.com.

Top Sales Units

  1. Wayne Pailma – Wayne is a third generation Californian that has served the Orange County and Riverside area for over 39 years. His extensive knowledge of the greater Orange County area sets him apart from the rest. Real Estate has always been his passion, and his goal is to make your transactions smooth and effortless. Wayne’s niche market is specializing in Active Adult Communities.

Learn more about Wayne Pailma at www.55places.com/agent/wayne-pailma.

  1. Terri Barrett – Terri Barrett is an experienced REALTOR® working in and around the Upland area. She specializes in REO/bank owned, short sales, and residential sales. Terri’s success is created by her unmatched loyalty and dedication to her clients.

Learn more about Terri Barrett at www.trulia.com/profile/terri-barrett-agent-upland-ca-11760865/overview.

  1. Michael Miller – On average, Michael closes 12-15 escrows each month. He is a top realtor because of his expertise and commitment to get top dollar for your home. Michael prides himself on high exposure and expert marketing on each transaction. His clients praise him for his positive attitude, high energy, kindness, and integrity.

Learn more about Michael Miller at www.zillow.com/profile/Michael-Miller-1/.


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Tips to Avoid the Top 5 Listing Violations

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1) Late Entry of Listing

The Violation: Late Entry of Listing violation occurs when a listing is not entered into the MLS in a timely manner, and the listing broker did not previously file an MLS Exclusion Form with the MLS/Association.

How to Avoid: To help avoid this violation, you must enter a listing into the MLS within two business days of either (1) the listing contract date, or (2) the date the seller’s signature was obtained on the listing agreement.

If a seller wants their property listed on the MLS, but the property is not ready for any showings, it is recommended that the property be entered into the MLS and placed in the Hold status. If a seller does not want their listing on the MLS or wishes to withhold their listing from the MLS, the listing broker must obtain a seller-signed MLS Exclusion Form and submit that documentation to the MLS/Association within two business days of the listing contract date. The most common MLS Exclusion Form is the C.A.R. SELM Form, which is available through zipForm®.

Penalties: Violation warning, $250 fine, or $500 fine per offense.

(Rules Section: 7.8 and 7.9)

2) Inaccurate Information – Auto Sold

The Violation: An Auto Sold violation occurs when a listing is automatically changed to the Sold status by the MLS system (appears as S* or Closed Sale*), which is a result of not manually updating a listing in the Pending/Backup status. An Auto Sold listing is considered an Inaccurate Information violation, because the listing is closed and displays estimated or unconfirmed sales information.

How to Avoid: To help avoid an Auto Sold violation, you must properly manage your listings in the Pending/Backup status. When a listing is changed to the Pending/Backup status, you are required to enter an estimated close of escrow date (“Estimated COE date”), as well as estimated sales information. Within two business days of your Estimated COE date, you must either (1) extend your Estimated COE date if escrow has been delayed, (2) update your listing to the appropriate status if a status change occurred, or (3) confirm the sales information and manually update the listing to Sold.

Courtesy notices are sent by email 14 days prior to, 7 days prior to, 1 day prior to, and on the day of your Estimated COE Date, as reminders to manually update your listing. Click here for more information on how to help avoid an Auto Sold violation.

Penalties: Violation warning, $100 fine, or $300 fine per offense.

(Rules Section: 8.3)

3) No Photo

The Violation: A No Photo violation occurs when a listing has been on the MLS for more than five calendar days and at least one exterior structural photo of the property has not been added to the listing.

How to Avoid: To help avoid a No Photo violation, you must add at least one photo of the exterior structure of the listed property within five calendar days of entering a listing into the MLS. An exterior structural photo must be added to a listing within five calendar days, regardless of the listing status. If a property is sold within five calendar days of entering the listing into the MLS, it is important that you add at least one exterior structural photo prior to closing the listing. This photo requirement does not apply to (1) Land/Lot listings, or (2) listings that are Canceled within five calendar days of entry.

Penalties: Violation warning, $100 fine, or $300 fine per offense.

(Rules Section: 11.5)

4) Misuse of Public Remarks

The Violation: The Property Description, Driving Directions, List Price Includes, and List Price Excludes fields are considered public remarks fields. A Misuse of Public Remarks violation occurs when prohibited information or verbiage is placed in any public remarks field.

How to Avoid: To help avoid a Misuse of Public Remarks violation, it is important that the remarks in the Property Description field are limited to the physical and aesthetic characteristics of the property. Information in the Driving Directions field should be limited to directional information which assists in finding the physical location of the property. Information in the Listing Price Includes/Excludes fields should be limited to a description of which items are included or excluded from the sale. Agent/Brokerage information or contact information, open house information, showing instructions, information about the occupancy of the property, and information directed towards other real estate professionals is prohibited in any public remarks field.

Penalties: Violation warning, $100 fine, or $300 fine per offense.

(Rules Section: 12.5)

5) Inaccurate Status

The Violation: An Inaccurate Status violation occurs when either a listing status change is not made in a timely manner, or when a listing is not listed in the correct listing status.

How to Avoid: To help avoid an Inaccurate Status violation, it is important that the status of your listing reflects the appropriate listing status definition:

  • Active: A valid listing contract exists and no offer (with or without contingencies) has been accepted. This is an On-Market status.
  • Back-Up: Offer accepted and either 1) seller requests that property remain in an On-Market status and is looking for back-up offers, or 2) the sale is subject to court or other third party approval. This is an On-Market status.
  • Hold: A valid listing contract is in effect; however, because of various reasons such as repairs, illness, guests, etc., the seller has requested that temporarily there be no showings. This is an Off-Market status.
  • Withdrawn: A valid listing contract is in effect, however the property is no longer being marketed. This is an Off-Market status.
  • Pending: The seller has accepted an offer and is not soliciting offers through the MLS. This is an Off-Market status.
  • Canceled: The listing agreement has been canceled. This is an Off-Market status.
  • Expired: The listing agreement has expired. The time frame of the existing listing contract has run out. This is an Off-Market status.
  • Sold: Escrow has closed. This is an Off-Market status.
  • Leased: The property has been leased. This is an Off-Market status.

Please note that all status changes must be made within two business days of the date that the change in listing status occurs. When making a status change or otherwise updating your listing, it is important to review the remarks on your listing and make sure your remarks do not contradict or conflict with your listing status.

Penalties: Violation warning, $100 fine, or $300 fine per offense.

(Rules Section: 8.3, 10.1, and 10.2)


Source: CRMLS. If you questions about any of this information, please email di@crmls.org or visit the OCAR site.

45 Original Ways to Gain More Real Estate Leads

Are you looking for a way to gain more Real Estate leads without draining your bank account? With summer approaching, and the real estate market heating up, you can’t afford to miss out on any opportunity to generate leads. Try out these innovative ideas to build up your pipeline.

45 Original Ways

Remember: marketing yourself as the REALTOR to choose is all about differentiating from the competition. Find a niche that you can dominate, and help others at any opportunity.


  1. Organize a neighborhood safety awareness program.
  2. Connect with carpet cleaners, painters, and contractors. Their customers are often preparing to sell a house.
  3. Host an ice cream social in your farm area.
  4. Buy out ad space on pizza boxes.
  5. Partner with local businesses to create a coupon book for your farm.
  6. Create a Facebook ad to target potential home buyers/sellers.
  7. Get involved at a local church.
  8. Start networking at your hair salon—referrals spread like wildfire at salons.
  9. Join your college alumni association.
  10. Start a LinkedIn group and post original content.
  11. Volunteer at local charity events.
  12. Start a compelling Real Estate blog.
  13. Host a block party.
  14. Hold a raffle among past clients in exchange for referrals.
  15. Help out with college courses/clubs related to real estate.
  16. Call past clients and ask for referrals.
  17. Hold a competition/contest on social media.
  18. Sponsor a local sports team.
  19. Buy breakfast for the local firefighters.
  20. Become a referral hub—house cleaners, landscapers, contractors, etc.
  21. Hold a market update wine and cheese event.
  22. Sit on the board of a local organization.
  23. Establish your business on Google.
  24. Sponsor an animal shelter. Pet-loving home owners will adore this.
  25. Join a local BNI.
  26. Start a Facebook group for businesses and homeowners in your farm.
  27. Look at court records of eviction filings, divorce cases, tax liens, etc.
  28. Use social media scheduling sites like BufferApp to schedule more posts.
  29. Get involved in your child’s PTA.
  30. Throw a BBQ and invite past clients and neighbors.
  31. Give gift cards to the first 20 people to sign up on your email list.
  32. Make friends wherever you go—weddings, birthday parties, jury duty—wherever! Bring business cards.
  33. End your cold calls by asking, “What can I do for you?”
  34. Attend a trade show.
  35. Start a Pinterest account to collect staging ideas, tips for selling your home, and more.
  36. Visit estate sales. These often mean the real estate will soon be available.
  37. Establish a solid relationship with an estate attorney.
  38. Put social media icons on your email signatures so potential clients can connect with you.
  39. Create an infographic at sites such as Piktochart.com with helpful buying/selling information and tips.
  40. Create an Instagram account and post photos of yourself getting involved in the community (and your successful closings of course)!
  41. When going out to a restaurant, sit at the bar. This gives you the opportunity to talk to new people.
  42. Ask open-ended questions that encourage conversation.
  43. Get involved with HOA associations.
  44. Hold garage sales in your farm.
  45. Use LinkedIn Crawling to find more leads.

What are some other ways you creatively generate leads? Let us know in the comments below.

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