September 9, 2022 | Coastal Real Estate Guide

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CoastalRealEstateGuide . com SEPTEMBER 9 , 2022 | VOL . 12 , ISSUE 36


This turnkey masterpiece , located in the heart of Corona Del Mar on an idyllic corner lot , begins with an enclosed front yard , ideal for entertaining . Extensively remodeled in 2022 , no detail has been overlooked — from the custom interior design , Sonos home sound system and motorized sun shades , to the extensively thought out storage space . The lower level features a great room with a family room and fireplace , a dining area and an open kitchen . A dramatic interior staircase takes you to the second level where all three bedrooms are . The primary bedroom boasts beautiful high ceilings that lead into a distinguished en suite bathroom complete with a glass-enclosed rain shower and heated tile floors . A roof deck is the perfect place to BBQ while enjoying the sunset and beach breeze .
Property : 600 Larkspur Avenue , Corona del Mar
Offering Price : $ 3,625,000
Agent Info : Kim Bibb 714.396.0185 kbibb @ villarealestate . com DRE No . 01210754

Kelly Perkins : Your Coastal Market Specialist

Professional | Persistent | Passionate
Q : What is your favorite part of working in the real estate industry ? A : That is a great question and tough to answer because I love it all . I enjoy assisting my clients through each step of the process and celebrating their success after every transaction . Whether it be the excitement during the initial “ field trip ” exploring the possibilities of where a family might begin their next chapter or the satisfaction of bridging unique personalities during negotiations to assure a positive outcome for everyone involved . Lastly , I work in one of the most stunning coastal locations in the world .
Q : What qualities or certifications set you apart from other agents ? A : I was one of California ’ s first “ certified ” real estate appraisers , specializing in the Laguna Beach market . During the 80 ’ s and 90 ’ s , “ I worked for several national lending institutions in and around the surrounding coastal areas of Laguna Beach . This period provided me with a unique perspective and foundation for what many consider an intimidating market here along the coast .
Q : What do you think is the key to your success ? A : No doubt about it . It is hard work , honesty , commitment , and determination , all with a constructive and joyful attitude ! My clients appreciate the attention to detail that I provide . This detail has helped pave the way to my success . I stay up to date on the pulse of the market , allowing me to be the best realtor for both my buyers and sellers . Those who know me know my true secret weapon ( s ) are my husband Craig and little dog “ Closer ” who constantly support me with a joyful outlook each and every day !
Q : What is the best piece of advice you were ever given ? A : Find and follow your Passion ... as it will ignite your enthusiasm that will lead to checking all the boxes in your list of life ’ s goals .
Q : What life events would you say give you perspective on living each day to the fullest ? A : My life — from catching a virus that led to a heart transplant to subsequently climbing some of the most iconic mountains around the world with my donor ’ s heart , planted the seed of my belief that there is no “ impossible .”
My heart transplant doctors once told me not to worry but rather leave that up to them . I took that advice to heart ( no pun intended ) and share that same advice to my clients , telling them to leave the heavy lifting to me . Whether they are out of town or local , I pride myself on having a reputation for taking the helm and navigating each and every critical step of the way so they can enjoy the process .
Q : What is your proudest accomplishment ?
Kelly Perkins
A : For sure , taking my donor heart on several amazing adventures and ultimately releasing her ashes on top of a mountain to help fulfill her legacy and express my gratitude for such a life-changing gift ! I believe she would be equally proud of my career accomplishments and those clients I have helped fulfill their dreams , all of which make me feel ALIVE .
Kelly can be reached at 949.310.3754 and at kellyperkins @ compass . com or scan the QR code below .