26 Via Corsica, Dana Point | Listed by John Stanaland with Villa Real Estate

Many sellers might be asking themselves: “How can it possibly make a difference to have a freshly planted rosebush in comparison to a few wilted flowers?” Turns out, the contrast is tremendous. According to a National Association of Realtor® (NAR) study from 2018, an astonishing 99% of NAR members believe curb appeal is important in attracting a homebuyer. Numerous arguments have been made in support of giving homes those few extra touches before putting them on the market.

Aside from the obvious conclusion that making your home look nicer will give it a certain increased value, most don’t realize that buyers will make their judgement in the first 30 seconds of viewing the residence. Favorable first impressions, in other words, are vital. In this respect, we can agree that the exterior is far more influential because it gets prospective buyers through the door. And statistically speaking: more prospects equals more offers.

That being said, we compiled a few properties we believe got it right. Look below for inspiration on homes predicted not to be on the market for long!

309 Coronado Avenue, Newport Beach | Listed by Jami Lynn Deusterman with Villa Real Estate

Brand new farmhouse inspired estate in Newport Heights. Encompassing over 5,000ft of living space, this home has a truly remarkable open floor plan that is both elegant and family-friendly. Soaring ceilings and grand scale this stunning home provides ideal entertaining space with an effortless flow. Ensuring no need goes unmet, there are five bedrooms all with ensuite baths and walk-in closets. Oversized kitchen with professional grade appliances, a large island and additional eating area combined with a butler's pantry and walk in pantry make for a chef's delight. The master suite provides a romantic fireplace, master bath with dual walk-in closets and dual commodes, separate soaking tub complete with a Catalina Island view. Beautiful oak wood floors, Americana meets California Coastal finishes and wonderful central grass yard. Formal dining, large second floor laundry room, powder bath and three car garage suitable for car lifts complete this incredible opportunity.

2816 La Ventana, San Clemente | Listed by Danielle Bowen with Villa Real Estate

Breathtaking ocean view, custom built craftsman exuding timeless elegance and coastal sophistication. Professionally designed and built to the highest of standards, with exquisite finishes and attention to detail, this stunning home is both comfortably casual and effortlessly chic! Enjoy beautiful whitewater and coastal views from the master suite, living room, dining room, and kitchen. Walls of retractable glass disappear to bring the outdoors in for ultimate year round entertaining! The kitchen is a chef's dream with a Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, Wolf 8-burner stove, double oven, wine refrigerator and Carrara marble counters. The perfectly designed backyard features a spa, sauna, and fire pit to enjoy resort style living at its finest! With solid hardwood floors throughout, elevator, roof top deck, and oversized 3-car garage, this home truly has it all!

22 Belmont, Newport Beach | Listed by Darcy Ricci with Villa Real Estate

This distinctive 4 bedroom custom home is located in the private gated community of Harbor Hill on a spacious lushly landscaped lot. The approx. 4,800 square foot residence offers an appealing floorpan boasting oversized rooms with quality custom details throughout. The residence features handsome hardwood flooring, detailed custom millwork, stone accents, 3 fireplaces and a bonus room that could be a 5th bedroom/exercise room/office/etc. The inviting gourmet kitchen offers a large center island, limestone countertops, stainless steel appliances & a wood paneled built-in refrigerator. There is one bedroom on the main floor and three spacious bedrooms upstairs. An expansive master suite features a sitting area with fireplace and a sizable balcony with French doors opening to views of the twinkling city lights. Highly sought after his and hers bathrooms with private walk-in closets complete the master. The gorgeous grounds offer a serene setting to enjoy the sparkling pool and spa plus the sprawling patios offer ample room to entertain. There is even a covered loggia ideal for dining al fresco. The transitional design of the home is complimented by a newer farmhouse metal roof over the garage, clean lines and a crisp white exterior.