A.D. CANTELMO REALTY/TONY CANTELMO
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TONY CANTELMO

   A.D. Cantelmo PropertyManagement Our Business is Property Management in Orange County California

 

 

 

 

The Folly of Square Feet.

 

 

 

  What is the importance of a home’s square footage? Well if you talk to most people, very important! In fact when people look for homes, one of the first things they want to know is the square footage. Being a Licensed General Contractor, and a Real Estate Broker in California, I am intimately aware of the importance of square footage or as I like to say, the non Importance.

 

  If I took you into two homes and one was 2000 square feet, and one was 1500 square feet there is a possibility that you could feel, that the smaller home actually has more room then the larger. Why would that be? Because as far as the actual building square feet, the 2000 square foot home is in fact the larger home, but the layout of the home makes all the difference.   When you walk into a home that has many closed off area’s and walls and you compare that to a home that is open with many windows, the difference between 500 square feet is not very important.

 

Anyone who has read the description of a home that a Realtor has put together is familiar with the term, “Light and Bright” why is that? The lighter the home, the roomier it appears.  Not too many people like to live in a gloomy closed off dark home.

 

  Let me give you a personal example. I live in a tri-level home, as you go up the three stairs; to the right was an iron railing that was 8’ long. I removed the railing, and even though the railing was not solid and you could see through it, removing it opened up the living room and made it look much larger.

 

  Let’s take a look at how you can make a smaller home seem much larger. First let’s go back to the “light and bright” description. Lighten up your home with paint that is a light color. If you go to Behr.com they have many colors to choose from and you can even try out several colors on your computer.

Your flooring should also not be too dark. If you have carpet go with a light color. If you want wood floor, go with a lighter color, like a Natural Red Oak. If you want to see different colors go to lumberliquidators.com and you can see a variety of wood floors.

If you can add windows to your home that will also lighten up the home and make it feel larger, also in smaller bedrooms put mirrored wardrobe closets.

 

Your furniture makes a big difference in the look and feel of your home. If you have large furniture that takes up too much room, or too much furniture in a room, that will make the home feel smaller. Your window coverings also can make a home feel stuffy and small. Stay away from bulky coverings, and again make them light in color.  

 

There are many ways to make a smaller home look and feel larger. In my business of Property Management in Anaheim Ca. The few things I talked about will help quite a bit, and there are other more expensive ways if you have the money and time. The most important thing to remember, is that square footage is just a number, that I think sometimes is used as an “I have, you have” talking point and has nothing to do with necessity. The most important thing to remember when looking for a home is that the layout of the home is so much more important than how much square footage the home has.

 

    A.D. Cantelmo Property Management Specializes in Property Management in Orange County Ca.

 

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Marketing Property
We market your property on all the major Real Estate websites, including Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, and the Multiple Listing Service

Showing your Property
We make sure your Property is shown to all Qualified, interested parties. We never allow Unchaperoned shwings

Screening Tenants
We have a detailed tenant screening process. We run Credit, Criminal and Eviction checks. we check rental history, and use our more then 10 years of Property Management experience to place the Best Tenant possible in your Property

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5 reviews 5.0 star rating 1/21/2016 I was tired of using a large management team to manage my investment property. I felt I was always on the back burner. I was recommended to Tony from a business associate, he assured me I would be very pleased. Well that was an understatement, Tony is amazing. He's above all honest and always available for my concerns. I'm not as well versed as other investors with property management and maintenance and tenant relations, Tony has been an excellent partner and has guided me through quite a bit of needed repairs and worked far beyond what was expected to help turn my little investment into quite a prosperous investment, If what your looking for is prompt return calls, honest direction and someone very knowledgeable with general contractors and real estate laws, Tony is your man. Angela

 

~ Angela

5 reviews 5.0 star rating 1/21/2016 I was tired of using a large management team to manage my investment property. I felt I was always on the back burner. I was recommended to Tony from a business associate, he assured me I would be very pleased. Well that was an understatement, Tony is amazing. He's above all honest and always available for my concerns. I'm not as well versed as other investors with property management and maintenance and tenant relations, Tony has been an excellent partner and has guided me through quite a bit of needed repairs and worked far beyond what was expected to help turn my little investment into quite a prosperous investment, If what your looking for is prompt return calls, honest direction and someone very knowledgeable with general contractors and real estate laws, Tony is your man. Angela

 

~ Angela

"10 out of 10 I am so Happy Since I left my old company and I joined AD Cantelmo Property Co I am stress free I live in a different state and this company watches my house and always Mr Tony Cantelmo is on top of things I really want to thank you for what you do for me and I would really Recomend this Company to any and every one Thank You again. Shawn" ------------------- "I need to trust the people I work with and I trust Tony. He stays on tops of things, communicates well, and gets things done. He not only gets things done but he gets things done the right way. Jim"

 

~ Shawn

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