Chas is a real estate professional dedicated to providing clients with the service they deserve. He is a real estate investor and believes that real estate is the greatest vehicle for building wealth ever devised. His goal is to provide sellers with the greatest NET profit in the least amount of time with the least amount of inconvenience. For buyers, he negotiates to ensure they are able to get the property they desire for the best possible value. Chas received his Bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication from the University of Washington and his Master’s degree in Teaching from Seattle Pacific University. He has been a high school teacher and Vice President of a Software company. He now utilizes his communication and technical skills to provide professional service and marketing to his clients.
As an attorney and a real estate broker I was estatic at what a good job you did selling our family home. We had a very challenging probate sale transaction, and you handled it very smoothly and very professionally. I enjoyed working with you and appreciate your professionalism and focus for such a small property. Happy New Year. –Ernie L. – Colin listed my family home on Royce Lane in Halecrest
Colin did an outstanding job for me. Priced my home right and it sold within 3 days! Did a great job getting me into my new home by coordinating the closing of both escrows, my new purchase and my listing here in Mesa Verde. Very professional. – MaryLee – Sold 1800 Pitcairn Drive, Costa Mesa
John is one of a kind. He is so dedicated to our community and the happiness of his clients. Thank you John for all you do for Costa Mesa!
Colin is fantastic, I cannot say enough good things about him. My family was in a complicated situation, both our parents passed away in a short period of time and we had to deal with the estate quickly. I had a family member living in the house that was ill and resistant to the sale. Colin was so diplomatic and calm and kind that the family member was won over in a matter of minutes of meeting him. It was a difficult situation that Colin difused immediately, and he manuevered the escrow period brilliantly. Every step of the way, he went above and beyond the call of duty (even finding the family member a new place to live and handling the application process without charge). And I believe he really gave us sound advice and we made a very strong sale. I would use Colin again in a heartbeat. He is the best. – – Kim F. – Listed with Colin, Sold Pelican Drive, Costa Mesa
Colin was a fantastic agent to work with when purchasing our first home. He was honest about each place we saw and constantly pointed out things to look for or issues that we did not notice. I would recommend him to anyone. – Colby and Steve – Purchased 2502 University, Costa Mesa
Used Colin for a purchase and a sale and very glad i did. Excellent market knowledge, well respected in the neighborhood, understands the process and the styles of the other brokers, and provides timely and attentive counsel. I am a “difficult” client and he satisfied my needs admirably. Unwavering recommendation. – Michael S. – Sold and bought a home with Colin
Highly likely to recommend: 06/07/2018 – katydemmer (Katy Lewis) Bought a Single Family home in 2018 in Lake Forest, CA. • Local knowledge: • Process expertise: • Responsiveness: • Negotiation skills: Christie Shaia is the best! She was always available to answer questions, look up comps, research neighborhoods, book showings… She always came prepared to our meetings and made it a point to form relationships with the agents whose property we were interested in. We will definitely use Christie for any future transactions and will recommend her to others. Oh and she always brought us snacks to keep up our energy when out looking for houses!! She is very professional, knowledge, kind, thoughtful and a pleasure to work with! Highly likely to recommend 06/05/2018 – andy j lewis (Andy Lewis) Bought a Single Family home in 2018 in Lake Forest, CA. • Local knowledge: • Process expertise: • Responsiveness: • Negotiation skills: Christie is an incredible agent, but more importantly she is like one of the family. Not only did Christie understand our needs to find us the perfect home, she turned the buying process into a breeze. With her attention to detail and communication skills with everyone involved, She kept us on track to and past the finish line. Thanks again Christie! Highly likely to recommend 06/05/2018 – miked1566 (Mike Diaz) Bought and sold a home in 2018 in Costa Mesa, CA. • Local knowledge: • Process expertise: • Responsiveness: • Negotiation skills: Christie is a great and professional realtor. She knows the market and will bring out the best features that your property has to offer. She is not pushy and was very patient with our listing and got us the price we were asking for and did not want to drop the price like most realtors want to do if it dosent move fast. Christie is a very good realtor to work with and she worked well with the other realtor. She sold my home and I used her on the purchase of my home because she was great to work with. Highly likely to recommend 10/29/2017 – andycrinella (Andy Crinella) Sold a Single Family home in 2017 in Huntington Beach, CA. • Local knowledge: • Process expertise: • Responsiveness: • Negotiation skills: Great negotiating skills. Interior design background really helped get our house ready for sale. In 2 days she had my house ready for open house. I was really happy with Christie and the Gatehouse group. Highly likely to recommend 10/29/2017 – cshulman8 (Craig Shulman) Bought and sold a home in 2015. • Local knowledge: • Process expertise: • Responsiveness: • Negotiation skills: Not only did Christie show us an amazing number of condos, but, with little exception, they were just what we were looking for. Within a very short period of time we were able to narrow down where and what best suited our needs. The sale went well with the minimum of heartburn. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Christie. Christie and the brokerage she worked for also aided us with the sale of our home which, given the short period of time we had, was nothing short of a miracle. Again, 5 star service.
As an lender who deals with lots of agents, I want to tell you what a fabulous job you did selling the house I lived in here in Mesa Verde. Thanks Colin! It was a pleasure working with you, I would gladly recommend your services to anyone I know looking to buy/sell in the Costa Mesa area. Best, Megan – Sold 2037 Mandarin Drive, Costa Mesa
Colin helped develop a successful marketing strategy to sell our house and suggested helpful tips to sell our home, including when to try to sell and how to enhance our home to obtain the best price. I was very impressed with the entire marketing approach. He readily agreed to meet with us at night after work and on weekends. He also worked tirelessly to help us negotiate the purchase of a new home with a difficult seller. Colin made himself available, was very personable and gave us good advice. We would definitely use him again. – Leslie & Ken Gerling – Listed 1865 Rhodes Drive with Colin
After attempting 3 times over the last 5 years to start searching for an investment property, I found Colin who took the time to listen to what I wanted to do and lined up properties meeting my criteria. Other agents had simply put me on mailing lists with lots of properties that I had no interest in. He notified me of new properties that had just been listed, made suggestions, and played interfererance when I had issues with the bank. – – Bill Messick- Purchased a triplex as an investment, 2229 Rutgers Dr, Costa Mesa