Part of an open house or a showing when you are selling your home, is to create an environment in which potential buyers can picture themselves in the home. To create this, de-clutter and de-personalize the house.  Use staging to create a warm and inviting setting.  Turn on quiet background music such as a classical music or smooth jazz. Finally put out fresh cookies and bottled water during showings and open houses.

The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce is hosting an “Open for Business” Workshop on Thursday, February 18th.  The purpose of the workshop is to help participants explore the realities of starting a business in Laguna Beach.  The Chamber of Commerce will debunk the myths about running a business in Laguna Beach and engaging the community. This is a great way to learn about the business community and meet chamber members. In addition to chamber members, there will be Laguna Beach city staff and members of the Planning Commission attending. The workshop will begin at 6:30pm and continue to 8:30pm. This is just one workshop in a series of workshops on this subject. The workshop will be held at the Community and Susi Q Senior Center. This workshop is free to attend. For more information about this workshop or the series, see the Chamber website at:

Laguna Beach is a beach side community in Orange County, California. Laguna Beach is home to over 180 artists in residents, a weekly art gallery walk and three major art shows and festivals a year. Located at 31341 Ceanothus, this 4,400 square foot home is part of the Coast Royal development. This four bedroom, five bathroom home was built in 1960.  The home had a major renovation in 2011. This home has a contemporary architectural style. The home features a formal living room, formal dining room and kitchen with a breakfast nook. Attention to detail can be seen in the limestone flooring, plank wood flooring and European cabinets. With over 100 feet of ocean view frontage, this home has panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, the Laguna Beach coastline, Catalina Island, white water, city night lights and stunning evening sunsets. Outdoors, homeowners’ will enjoy six ocean view patios and a professionally landscaped yard. Coast Royal is in the South Laguna area in the hills above Aliso Beach Park.