Get to know Keith Watts
High School-Dana Hills, Dana Point,Ca
College-University of Southern California, Bachelor of Arts Degree
National Association of Realtors
California Association of Realtors
I was raised in Laguna Niguel California and attended Moulton Elementary, Niguel Hills Junior High, and Dana Hills High School. After finishing High School I went to The University of Southern California where I met my wife Jennifer and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English. I currently live in Aliso Viejo with my wife and three daughters. It is wonderful working and living in my hometown. The area has changed a lot over the years but it is still a wonderful place to raise a family and a great place to own Real Estate.
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Buying A Home
Whether you are buying your first home or trading up to a larger property our industry knowledge will help you find the right home. We have experience in negotiating with Banks on REO properties as well as successfully negotiating short sale transactions. Our customers are continually satisfied with the responsiveness of our Realtors, and their ability to explain the finer points in Real Estate.
Selling A Home
When it’s time to sell a home all homeowners have the same question, “How much can I get $$ for my home?” In order to get the most for your property you need a sophisticated marketing plan that reaches out to buyers and exposes your home to all those exploring the marketplace. Our philosophy focuses on technology combined with the old fashioned, time proven methods of Real Estate Sales. Call us today for a Free Current Market Analysis of your home.
Short Sales Over the last 4 years we have seen a steady decline in home values. Due to this depreciation many homeowners are faced with sale prices which are smaller than their loan amounts thus creating a short sale. Most banks will review a homeowner’s hardship, evaluate the property, and approve these shortages. Although there may be a derogative reporting to the credit bureau the short sale is better than the Foreclosure in many ways: You can qualify for a home within 2-3 years You get to choose the new owners You avoid the Foreclosure You may get money to help with moving expenses Banked Owned Homes Due to the slow economy and crisis in the mortgage industry many Banks have been forced to foreclose on homes. Once a bank takes possession of a Foreclosure it becomes an REO (Real Estate Owned) property. The negotiating dynamic of a REO is different than that of a standard, or short sale. As a member of REOMAC and as an REO agent hired to list and sell properties for banks like Residential Credit Solutions, Aurora Loan Services, and Hawthorne Credit Union I have a unique perspective on how to protect my buyers when working on a bank owned escrow. Although these homes may be great bargains you must be careful to avoid the pitfalls of buying a foreclosure.