After listing my home with another agent for ten months, I hired Bill Calhoun to be my realtor for a house that wasn't getting much interest. It was my primary residence, but was in an area affected by both local residents and vacation homeowners. These competing interests left the real estate market volatile and unpredictable. Luckily, Bill knew the market well and took control. He gave me many helpful suggestions regarding things that could be done to improve the appeal of the house. I had already left the area, so he helped me get many of those tasks completed. He immediately began holding open houses, timing them to maximize vacation and local traffic. Though I was not present in the neighborhood for most of these open houses, my neighbors commented to me that my once quiet home now was attracting regular crowds. When I was present one weekend to move some final boxes, I saw that Bill was engaged with the house shoppers, making personal connections and providing a great wealth of information about the house, the community, and the region. After being quite discouraged previously, with Bill we sold the house for more than I thought we could get. He ensured a smooth escrow and we are now happily in our new home.
In 2017, Bill Calhoun helped my sister and I sell our mother's house in Eastbluff, Newport Beach. In all respects he provided excellent service, including the following: • guided us through the many steps of the process, and reviewed various scenarios on how the sale may play out • provided a cost basis for the property for the time of our father's death • provided a comprehensive set of comps of equivalent properties • provided informative responses to all of our questions along the way • helped us to position the house to receive a top offer • evaluated the multiple offers and checked for beneficial terms for us • negotiated with the buyers for closing terms that worked for us • Most importantly, Bill was always ready to help whenever a need arose, such as finding the resources to clear out bees, and helping in last minute clearing out of the house. Though my sister and I both live outside Orange County, Bill made us feel comfortable that we had the support we needed to complete the sale smoothly and with an excellent financial outcome. We cannot thank him enough! Sincerely, Sylvia Wallis
We’ve known Bill Calhoun for more than 20 years, as a neighbor and trusted friend. It wasn’t until this last year however that we interacted with him professionally, when we were looking to buy a second home. It had been 25 years since we last purchased a home - Bill made the process effortless, and helped us come up to speed. He was tireless in his efforts to help us find the perfect home that met all our criteria (and the list was long). It was reassuring to put our trust in Bill knowing that his personal ethics would always put our interests first. We look forward to working with Bill again on future purchases. PS Bill Calhoun was just plain fun to work with!
Bill is a very good realtor and has gone above and beyond his call of duty. He is always available and very kind to work with. Very nice, loyal and trustworthy. Warmly Lindsay Wilson
To whom it may concern: I have had the pleasure of working with Bill Calhoun as a trusted real estate professional for the last 2 1/2 years. During that time, Bill has become a reliable friend and advisor working with me on my beautiful home in Newport Beach. Bill is someone who I have total trust and feel very fortunate knowing. His advice and professionalism are critical to taking care of all my real estate needs. Sincerely, Debra Swensson 949-230-7032
Bill made finding and buying my first home a breeze. As a first time home buyer, I had no idea what to do and Bill made sure that I not only signed all the necessary documents and such, but also that I understood what I was signing. Bill is an all around great guy, I highly recommend working with him if you have the opportunity.
Bill has a great personality and is easy to work with. He quickly understood what we were looking for and provided us with options that were relevant to our situation. No sales pressure, just good old straight advise. He also helped us find the right lender and stayed with it until the end. I highly recommend him and will use him for my future investments.
We give Bill Calhoun sole credit for the fact that, after a 18 month search that ranged from total renovations in Newport Beach to “turn-key” properties in San Clemente, we happily landed in the perfect home for us! We are from Maryland so we were very dependent upon Bill’s thorough knowledge, expertise and perseverance as we navigated through all the options. When we were back on the east coast, Bill always went way above and beyond, driving down to San Clemente many times to check out properties for us. To make a long story short, because we grew to trust his understanding of our likes and dislikes so much, we ended up buying our house sight unseen. But to add more to our story, we secured this awesome house only because Bill advised us to place a back-up offer even after we had written it off as a lost cause. Bill also had the network to connect us with a mortgage broker who was willing to work through some complicated financing issues, closing after a twelve day escrow in order to accommodate our already set travel plans. I cannot say enough to express just how appreciative we are to Bill Calhoun and highly recommend him to everyone. Our daughter and her husband are beginning their search for a home in Irvine and will definitely be calling on Bill very soon!