A.D. CANTELMO REALTY/TONY CANTELMO
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TONY CANTELMO




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


The Kitchen, still the go to room





When I first started in real Estate, I would show property and the Kitchen was always the first and seemingly the most important room that people gravitated to. It confused me, because in my opinion, few people cook anymore, at least the way they used to. You would think that the family room or den would be the most important room, but the kitchen remains the big winner.

The Experts are wrong

Some so called experts would dispute my claim that the kitchen is the most important room in the house. I was reading an article that said when selling a home, a roof or other maintenance is more important than the kitchen remodel, But I have to say, yes people are interested in the roof, they obviously don’t want to have to replace a roof after buying a home, but a roof will rarely be the selling point of a home. In my business of Property Management in Orange County Ca. I deal with renters on a daily basis, and they never think about a roof unless it leaks on their head, but a kitchen can be the reason a home will sell or rent.

Years of experience

I would never recommend doing any kind of remodel just to sell or rent a home. I think you should only put this type of expenditure in your home for your own enjoyment, but as a Real Estate Broker and a General Contractor and with my years of building and selling homes, to me there is no question that a Kitchen can make or break the sale or rental of a home.

It makes sense

If you think about it, you can see why, even if people don’t cook like they used to, the kitchen is a place that families and visitors like to hang out. Everyone is always milling around the kitchen, getting a snack, or making coffee. When you get up in the morning, after the bathroom the kitchen is the next stop. More conversations probably take place in the kitchen then in any other room.

No one tells you to "Shut Up"

 The kitchen is the hub of the home. Whenever you go to a party in someone’s home the kitchen is always standing room only, it just seems natural to gravitate to the kitchen; it may be in our DNA as humans. Even our pets love the kitchen. The Kitchen also takes on many other forms, it is often used as a family office or because the kitchen usually has the most lighting in the house it can become a reading room, some people have a TV in the kitchen. Let’s face it, WE LOVE OUR KITCHENS. Kitchens are the happiest room in the home. When you are in the den or family room most of the time people are watching television so if you want to talk you get shut down, but no one tells you to “SHUT UP” in the kitchen.

Being in Property Management in Orange County California I go into quite a few homes and in just about every kitchen there is a drawer that has everything from Aspirin to Screwdrivers to rubber bands and all kinds of tape and just about everything else you can think of. The kitchen is the everything room and the best part is, that’s where the food is!

Maybe the experts are correct, that you should not invest in the kitchen and expect to recoup the money you spend on the sale of the home, but I would say that if you want to have a great kitchen for you and your family to enjoy, go for it! Maybe the real reason we love the kitchen, is we remember when we were younger  and cooking was more common than it is today, we remember the great smell of breakfast or dinner coming from this room in the house. It brought us so much comfort and we just felt good in the kitchen. Whatever the reason the one thing is clear, WE LOVE OUR KITCHENS!



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

Tenant/ Property Service
 
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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Contact Tony
714-313-7413
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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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