Leslie Eskildsen Realtor
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Since 1989, I have worked to be a top Orange County real estate agent buying and selling homes with my clients in Mission Viejo, Coto de Caza, Rancho Santa Margarita, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Tustin, and Irvine. I’m with Realty One Group in the Mission Viejo office. Realty One Group is the fastest growing brokerage in the United States.
When you’re buying or selling a home in Orange County, it’s good to know there’s someone you can trust to work with you to get you the results you’re looking for. My real estate practice is founded on listening to your wants, need, hopes, dreams, fears, future plans, and current situation. Whether you’re moving up to an Orange County luxury neighborhood like Shady Canyon, The Strand, Ritz Cove, Nellie Gail, the Hunt Club, Coto de Caza, Bear Brand or Tres Vistas or downsizing to a manageable single level home in a community like Casta Del Sol or Palmia, I’m here to help you every step of the way.
As an expert in Orange County California real estate, I’ve shared my insights, tips, and traps in a weekly column in the Orange County Register Real Estate Section since September of 2010. My column is advertised as “the Real Deal” – you won’t get much sugar coating from me. You can search for back issues through the Register On Line. In 2014, the Orange County Register Real Estate Section was voted the third best Home section in any newspaper in the nation – coming behind the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. I’m proud to be a member of such a great team!
I have expertise in sales, print and internet marketing, negotiations, home staging, financial analysis, traditional or so called standard sales, Short Sales, Bank Owned homes, Foreclosures, Income properties with multiple units, condos, town homes, horse property with ride out access, golf course homes, luxury homes, age restricted communities, beach houses, vacation homes, fixers, flippers, VA purchases, FHA purchases, and cash purchases.
Specifically for Orange County Home Sellers, I will help you understand how important it is to stage your house to market it for sale, which is different that making your home comfortable to live in. I am a huge believer that Orange County home sellers, regardless of the market trends, must de-clutter, de-personalize, de-pilitize, and de-zooitize so that you can stage your home with a simple, yet emotional, color scheme accented with books and pillows enhanced by the professional photographs..
These are the steps my client take in order to market an Orange County home to fetch the highest price possible in the shortest amount of time possible. I am also a detail fanatic with it comes to assessing the current value of an Orange County home the moment you choose to put your listing into the local California Regional Multiple Listing Service – or CRMLS. Since this step sends your home photos and details to over a million web sites, we have to get the marketing and the price just right to get the best results.
For Orange County home buyers, I scour the market for the right home for you. Using the CRMLS, targeted mailings, networking with other local Realtors, and even going door to door looking for home owners interested in selling in the neighborhoods that are on the top of your list, I can match you with the home you’ll love. I’ll help you manage your time frames if you’re lease is expiring or we’re selling your current house. I’ll hook you up with reliable, honest, hard working lenders who will walk you through the loan application and pre-approval process, even suggesting that they take your file all the way through underwriting so we can make our offers with full loan approval – making your offer the strongest one the seller is bound to see.
Ready to see what I can do for you? Call, text or email me today!
"Leslie is a wonderful real estate agent. She was very patient and truly wanted us to find the perfect house to make our home. We highly recommend her to everyone."
-Regina H, Client
"Leslie helped us buy - and sell - our house! She took us through every step of the home buying and home selling process in Mission Viejo in under a year. It makes for quite a story. After trying to work with realtors who kept pushing us to buy homes we hated, or who never called us back, we were trying to go it alone. We bumped into Leslie at an open house and could see that she was something special. She took us house shopping and we quickly found the perfect one. The loan process turned out to be a nightmare but thanks to her quick thinking, her network of contacts and her 'never-give-up' attitude, she saved us from losing our deposit and our minds as we suffered through a messy and very painful experience with the owners and the banks. Leslie was tireless, keeping her thumb on the people involved, helping us figure out what was going wrong and setting it right."
-Christina B., Client
"I'd highly recommend Leslie Eskildsen for both buying and selling a home. Here is my story.... I already had a relationship with an experienced realtor that I had bought my home with 8 years prior. As I hunted for a new home for our family, I just kept on getting the feeling that this agent wasn't working very hard for us. She showed up late to a lot of our appointments, took too long to call/email back, and I just didn't feel like she was going above and beyond. When I'd show up to an appointment and I knew more about the local comps than she did I knew it was bad (this happened a lot). After 6 failed offers we almost threw in the towel. During this time, I was reading Leslie's articles in the Register newspaper every Sunday. I loved them. She seemed witty and funny, yet real. She seemed to really know her stuff. Instead of totally giving up, I thought I'd give her a call. She picked up right away (something my previous agent never did) and was uber helpful. WIthin1 hour of call"
-Karen Stones, Client
"Leslie helped us through a lengthy search for a home in Orange County at a time when the low inventory and high number of buyers made it difficult for a true match. Through months of home showings, she was patient and never pushed us to consider owning a home that was not the right fit for our family. She worked nights and weekends on very short notice to show properties, complete key documents, and negotiate on our behalf for homes that met our narrow criteria. Her experience and trusted network of key real estate contractors were also very valuable throughout the purchase process as each property had individual considerations that needed outside expertise. The results: Our family was able to buy a home in a great area that we could truly call our own and begin to build new family memories. If you are in the market for a home in South Orange County I highly recommend that you call Leslie and give her the opportunity to earn your business."