Its always important to know your market so here are some stats from a few cities in Orange County from July of 2013. I have illustrated the change from July of 2012. Green for an increase and Red for a decrease.
As you can see from the data above prices have been on the rise in Orange county for the last year. Looking at the decreasing number of homes for sale in Newport Beach and most cities you can expect prices to be on the rise for the foreseeable future. What's the basic rule of economics, low supply equals higher demand?
Unlike most buyers or sellers, who have to compare their Realtor in a vacuum, we hired David to sell our home after firing a bad Realtor. Since a picture is worth 1,000 words I've uploaded the difference in photography between the two - the two pics I uploaded show the night and day difference between the way a good Realtor represents your property and how a bad one does. (The bad Realtor just showed up with a crappy camera, while the first thing David did was pay for a professional photographer to take pictures of the house and made slick flyers). Good pictures is just one example of the service David provided. He worked his ass off to sell our home, holding open houses every other week until we got multiple offers. Also important, David gave us good advice consistently through the process but always let it be our decision. After the experience of dealing with a shady incompetent Realtor, I can't recommend David enough for being the exact opposite. If you need to buy or sell a home David and Coastal Real Estate Group should be your first choice. Rob M