Sam Chinarian - Real Estate Agent
Sam has been selling real estate throughout Southern California since 1986. Based in Irvine, he has been a top selling agent since day 1, achieving Rookie of the Year in his first year. Since then he has received more awards than he can count, including Re/Max Executive and 100% Clubs and achieving the coveted Hall of Fame status at First Team Real Estate. Sam’s knowledge of real estate is as vast as it is deep. He is infinitely familiar with real estate throughout Southern California. Having sold homes, investment properties and apartments from Lomita to Fallbrook and from Huntington Beach to Riverside and Jurupa Valley.
Whether working with families to find their “dream home" or with those interested in investment properties, placing the client’s interests first is at the core of Sam’s philosophy. He emphasizes the importance of developing a relationship with clients, placing the utmost importance on carefully guiding them as they make one of the biggest investments of their lives. He believes that when you take care of a client like it was your own son or daughter, they will refer their friends and family members to him. And they do, 88% of Sam's business comes from referrals and past clients.
Sam has never been concerned about the number of homes he sells. But rather by the number of relationships he builds. He is deeply devoted to helping his clients at all times, be it climbing on the roof of a home to slather tar on a leaky roof in a pounding rain storm, coaching and refereeing kids’ soccer games, donating blood platelets or making a donation to the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Chapter, Sam is always at your beck and call. Whether you are in the market to buy or sell a home, or both, you know that Sam is always there to help you through the process.
Sam believes he is the luckiest guy in the world. Because of this, he enjoys giving back to the community and to his clients. For the past 19 years, Sam has hosted a client appreciation Angel game. The event has a special name, “Annual Sam Chinarian Takes Everyone To The Angel Game." Since that is too long, they just call it ASCTETTAG. This year he will be entertaining 388 clients and friends at the Angels vs Houston Astros game on May 5th . Sam’s guests will enjoy an amazing pregame BBQ tailgate party, the game, and afterwards there will be a postgame dessert party.
When Sam is not selling Real Estate he enjoys spending time boating and attempting to water ski (he is not very good) on Lake Powell and Lake Mead. He has been married to his wife Jeri for 41 years. Jeri is the Director of Budgeting for Anaheim Union High School District. They have two children. Their daughter, Kelly, is a mental health therapist working in special education with Irvine Unified School District. Their son, Scott, is a professional sports agent. Sam and Jeri just recently became grandparents for the first time, getting a grandson from their daughter Kelly.
31 years of full time real estate sales
First Team Hall of Fame
Jurist with Orange County Association of Realtors Professional Standards committee
Awarded Presidents Club
Awarded 100% Club
Member California Association of Realtors
Member National Association of Realtors