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They really took the time to get to know my husband and I and what our wishlist was along with what our unique family needs were.

They were able to answer many questions about the market and the area as well... We love learning about market updates and advice/tips from Jason's podcasts. Jason and Susan have such a wonderful personality that quickly turns your professional real estate agents into friends. We are thrilled that our friend introduced us to Jason and Susan. They have been super informative, supportive, honest, and have gone above and beyond in their support for us. We had a great experience and we highly recommend them!

Hally P

Jackie was hands down amazing, came prepared with an itinerary of our trip exploring homes.

From the get go Jackie was straight forward and very understanding of what our needs where. Jackie worked diligently with our loan officer and escrow agent because I wanted to close as quick as possible  because I was leaving out of town. During the process Jackie became ill and was hospitalized, and from her sick bed was still negotiating and contact us to let us know everything is moving forward, if that's not hands down commitment and customer service what is!? After closing Jackie still keeps in contact and helps us with anything we regarding our home, in a way I felt like an extended family member. As a result I recommended a friend who shortly after closed and my finace also recommended a friend who closed too. I would go out of my way to recommend Jackie because of her professionalism, preparedness and commitment to excellence.

Alan Sullivan

Priscilla is very professional and helpful.

She always works hard and serve her customer well. She is thoughtful and resposible. I trust her very much.

Zhicheng Ye

He is professional and extremely expertised, we are satisfied with his service.

Seo

Cathy helped me and my wife to buy a home in Irvine, CA.

I feel very happy that I decided to work with Cathy to buy my first home. As first time home buyer, I had lot of questions. She answered all my questions patiently and helped me every step of the home buying process. She is very thorough and explained everything when we are viewing the houses, submitting offer and the process after offer is accepted. She is very quick in responding to my text messages and emails. I will definitely recommend her to my friends. Obviously I will work with her again in future if I need help. Thank you, Cathy for your help and beautiful gift basket you sent to us.

Ram C

Finding a place to call home is an important decision!

Finding Ashley was a blessing! She is amazing. So sweet and so professional. She is very knowledgeable. I know she will help us find the perfect place and I'm happy to know she will be there for us throughout the entire process! She is great!!

Marie

Lisa and Jeff were head to head with another realtor team.

What set them apart was their strong track record of selling in our neighborhood, their availability, open communication and straight honesty. With their help and guidance, we sold our first home in Irvine within a month. Hot diggity right? Don't hesitate to choose Lisa and Jeff to help with YOUR house hunt or house selling needs.

Jimmy O.

Maria is a truly amazing agent to work with!

! She help my mom find her place which is not an easy task to accomplish given the tight budget and her picky nature. (My mom has tried working with several agents before Maria) She's was always available, always on top of any open homes that met my mom's criteria and in just a pleasure to work with. Throughout the long process (months!!) of house searching, my mom only had positive and warm remarks about Maria. Being able to speak both Chinese and English fluently made it easy for the three of us to communicate. Not to mention my mom does NOT drive, and Maria drove her to countless places during the process. We ran into a few issues and Maria was always quick to help us wherever she can and did it all with a pleasant attitude. I highly recommend Maria and would not hesitate to go to her again for home purchasing needs. In addition to her strong work ethics, her being a consistent warm and friendly presence throughout this stressful ordeal made home buying bearable. Thank you so much Maria!

Lianna Tai

I just want to express how tankful I am of having Cathy Haney as a realtor.

She is an excellent professional . She knows exactly what to do and when. She is so professional from beginning to end. Love the way She describes things and how organized She is. If I have to sell my house again or buy a new place, I defiantly will choose her again.

Maria G. Brown

Joan works as a volunteer for The Eline Foundation, Stichting Eline-de Cirkel is Rond (Dutch name).

Our foundations supports schoolchildren who go to Junior or Senior High School. Joan is our translator, contact person for the school, contact person for the children in China. She also worked with us when we visited Chongqing and the school the first time. She did everything she could do for us. She was more then a volunteer, she became our friend. I can recommend her from the bottom of my heart. Wilma Leermarkers July 21, 2010,

Wilma Leermarkers

Carol did an outstanding job of finding us our beautiful new home!

Being new to the area, she used her expertise in locating properties and tailoring the search to meet our needs. Carol did a wonderful job communicating throughout the entire process. She explained each step along the way, working with our lender and escrow company to ensure a smooth process. Carol’s networking skills with other agents and real estate companies proved invaluable when putting an offer in homes in an active market. This was a big advantage in finding our new home and the area we wanted to be in. We give Carol Kornievsky our highest recommendation and thanks for all her hard work and efforts. We couldn’t be happier!

camiandjeff7

Khan was absolutely amazing right from the beginning of our search for a new home.

He is very patient, he is not pushy and he tries his best to find the house based on your budget and descriptions. I highly recommend him to anyone.

Rahim Yakub

Pricilla is the best real estate agent one could find!

Lingyi Liu

Cathy was exceptional all the way through the purchase process.

She educated us on the market and availability. Then she helped us find and negotiate the perfect unit. She then was one step ahead on everything through the escrow process. She was always there to answer my questions and "hold my hand" through all of the steps of the sale. I highly recommend her!

Jon Wilks

Jason and Susan are a fantastic team!

  They have valuable insight and knowledge of what can be a very stressful situation - they helped us stay calm during the process of purchasing our new home!  I can't recommend them enough!

Daryl Sawchuk

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If you want to buy or sell real estate in Northwood Murray and Amy Falk are the team to choose.

This was another successful and fun, yes they make it fun, transaction. They are knowledgeable, friendly, honest, on the ball agents. If I ever sell or buy another house I will ask Murray and Amy to help.

Giessmann

Mana Aminian, By far Mana is the epitome of nothing but an awesome agent.

When my wife and I decided to move to Irvine we were very confused as to where we wanted to be. Mana spent lots of time researching schools, area's and long hours both day and night making sure we got our dream home. Because of all the time we spent together it built a lifetime bond of a great friendship that will last a lifetime. Mana spent so much time and her approach is what I truly like about her. She is a wife and mother and really understood about my wife's feelings and made her comfortable about the area. Mana deserves an Oscar or what's called an Academy award for every category of real estate imaginable. Mana Carol and I both love you very much and are looking forward to a lasting friendship well into the future. Through the high's and low's the last 6 months was amazing and you did an amazing job.

Shawn and Caroline Naim

During a location tour of Orange County (in advance of a planned relocation from NYC), we were able to attend an open house put on my Khan and Becky Lu.

Upon meeting them we began a friendly discussion about our future rental needs, and a few days after the visit, we began working with Khan and Becky to assess potential rentals. Even though our rental would be in the Newport Beach area, they were more than happy to help. About 1 month later, after multiple emails with Khan and Becky, they were able to set up a rental tour for me during another visit. Ultimately, they supported us as we negotiated with the landlord for a place in NB and they worked with us throughout the entire lease process. It went smooth overall and now we are planning to move in, in a few weeks. May thanks to Khan and Becky and we look forward to working with them again should the need arise!

Jordan Lateiner

Highly likely to recommend   1/12/2018 - jjstewart613   Bought a Condo home in 2017 in Rancho San Joaquin, Irvine, CA.

5 Star ratings in all area:Local knowledge,  Process expertise,  Responsiveness,  Negotiation skills. We met Carol at an open house. She was warm, friendly, and knowledgeable and we immediately felt as if she was a neighbor who had our best interests at heart. She and her associates took us through all of the changes in the real estate scene, since our last purchase. Her calm manner shepherded us  through the paper maze, making an arduous process seem much easier. Our home purchase was much easier because of her. We would recommend her to anyone.

Cathy Haney is an amazing broker, organized, efficient and on top of the market.

We recommend her wholeheartedly!

Jimmy & Elei Yung

At the time that I got so frustrated and already gave up on getting my dream home either for higher prices or not finding the one that really appeals to my taste and after many years and few realtors later I decided to not even put any more effort in searching again, that is when God decided to sent a little angel called Meriam, who at the beginning, because she is petit and very young vs her multi years experienced peers did not give the impression that she can help me realize that dream that I gave up on and all the previous realtor that worked with me also did !

!!! To my great surprise and in a record time she turned our life around and we found that house that we where looking for, for the last 10 years less then a mile away from where we live now !!!!!, not only that but she connected us to the right lender that made it easy for us to get approved for this purchase at the time were all other banks and lenders turned us away, she also had to deal with that attitude of ours "that we will never find that elusive house and that many other realtors tried before you and failed" which never fazed her and always kept that beautiful giggle and happy face of hers which was still sending us a message even after a long days of searching for nothing, " I don't care how long this will take me but i will finally get you in that house that you always wanted ".......Amazing attitude !!! I can't think of anyone out there that Meriam won't be able to help finding their exact needs !!! If she can help very picky people like us she can help ANYONE...... Thank you Meriam. Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.025M in Orange, CA.

I bought a few houses before and used a few other realtors , Ms.

Karen is the truly Best realtor I ever met!! Always call or text me right back with all house information & a lot of good suggestions from her experience! I wish I can give her 10satrs !! She is an exllent realtor and Best friend !! Thank you and God bless you Ms.Karen

John kim

Phoebe was the listing agent of our house in Rowland Heights which was sold within 30 days with full market value last September.

She worked very hard during that period. We sold our house without any hassles at all.

Hamid was an absolute pleasure to work with!

Jennifer Painter

Maria is so sweet.

She is enthusiiastic, responsibility, reliable lady. Next I sell house or buy house. I still looking for her help. she a.lways do the best for client.

WINNIE

"Thank you so much for helping us find and make our new home, ours!

From your advice to wearing flip-flops to walking us through countless homes, you've been wonderful and made this process far easier and fun that we ever imagined. We can't wait to show you the house once it's got the new floors and paint. I'll learn how to make those fancy Pina Coladas you told us about to celebrate!" Rachel and Steve, Aliso Viejo

"One of the main things that stood out to me about Gaylene was her professionalism.

She made the entire process about me and what I needed. The agenda was never revolved around her and not once did I feel pressured into something I was not ready for. Perfect example is Gaylene and I were riding around oneSaturday and we were about to look at our 5th property. We arrived and I did not like the property from the outside, but I felt like I needed to get out of the car and go look at the property even though I did not like it. Gaylene immediately realized it was not my favorite and said, "no need to look at it you don't like it lets move on." At this moment I realized I had the best agent. Never did I feel I had to look at something or offer on something I was not ready for. Gaylene talked through multiple scenarios with me and made me realize what I needed to do in order to be competitive in the market. I never was told by Gaylene to offer more or less than what I was thinking. Rather, Gaylene talked through each specific property with me and when I asked for her professional opinion she gave it to me. Gaylene has a way of making buying your first home an enjoyable experience. She has such knowledge of the market and I felt so taken care of the entire time. I could not have imagined going through this process without her."

Alyse Mastropolo

Jackie has become our whole entire family's to-go real estate expert!

Thanks Jackie!

DInali Mallikage

Robert provided an expertly detailed comparison report which became vital in the negotiations with a seller who wanted everything for his place.

Because of his work we were fully prepared in the negotiations. We ended up with the perfect house for the perfect price, thanks to Robert's preparedness.

Craig

Thank you for setting us up with First Team for the relocation.

  The agent they assigned (Sandi Griffo) is truly a godsend.  After the offers we put on the places we saw during our first visit fell through and we had already returned to Texas, she took the initiative to contact and visit many properties for us and worked everything out on our behalf so we could have a place when we came to CA in order to be able to register the kids for school.

Samuel Pierre-Louis

Murray is simply the best.

We have experience with real estate agents in New Jersey, Washington State, and California. Murray is reliable, responsive, knowledgeable, on the ball, and get's things done. He does not leave anything to chance and delivers what he promises. We have purchased, sold, and rented with Murray and have never been disappointed. If you are looking to buy or sell in Irvine, Murray and Amy are the agents you want to work with.

Giessmann

If you are looking for a real estate agent, Kim Sarnecky is the realtor for you.

We sold our house in three days after receiving multiple offers and getting more than our asking price. She is extremely professional, personable, and detailed oriented. She helped us stage our house and her photographer made our condo look great. During escrow, she made it a point to meet with the appraiser and point out all of of upgrades and present current comps in the area. The appraisal came back for the full sale price.

Bryan and Jennifer Bean

We were extremely pleased with the professional service you provided to us.

  You delivered on everything promised, and even more.  You were always available to answer our questions or help us move through the entire purchase process without any problems.  You definitely earned our respect and trust.  Therefore, we will be happy to recommend you to others, and gladly do more business with you in the future. Thank You!  

Claudia and Bill B.

Jason and Susan Zwolak are amazing realtors.

They guided us so well through the process of buying our first home. We saw ten homes within our price range and specific needs, and they ended up nailing it with exactly what we were looking for, in a short time frame. Jason and Susan were available at all times for our many questions and answered them with ease. They were able to help us through every aspect of the process, and made everything very smooth. We appreciated their organized, professional demeanor, and also their good attitude and advice. We can't be happier in the home they helped us purchase for our family.

Mathew and Tammy Savage

Charles was completely professional, very friendly and knowledgeable.

He was also genuine and really wanted to help us find the right home. We didn't feel like we were being sold, we felt like we were being helped. He was also easy to contact and fun to work with.

David Oliva Paula Oliva

This letter is in regards to the outstanding customer service that we received from Gaylene Rice.

She demonstrated the highest degree of ethical professionalism in the industry as well as being an absolute pleasure to work with. When my husband and I were relocating from Bakersfield to Orange County, Gaylene met with us to show available properties. She was always on time and well prepared with copies of the listings we would be viewing and even had snacks and water for us if needed. Her knowledge of the neighborhoods and the surrounding areas that we were of interest to us was very helpful in making our final decision to purchase a home. My husband and I would highly recommend Gaylene to anyone interested in buying or selling a home and we would gladly work with her again in the future.

Myrth Boozer

I actually already wrote to Sandi regarding my awesome experience in working with her and her selling my condo.

Sandi is the ultimate professional who recognizes what a person needs before you even know yourself! I appreciate Sandi so much - she has integrity, she is honest and she helps a person calm down when things are feeling so crazy! I would refer Sandi to my friend in a heartbeat!

Marla Loffelmacher

We love them so much we are repeat customers!

Lisa and Jeff helped us purchase our very first house when we got married. They are an amazing team and guided us step by step through the entire process. They were so patient with us and understood what a major life decision it was at the time. As our family expanded and our needs changed we decided listing our house and getting something bigger was the next step. They helped us get top dollar in a matter of days for our house and smoothly got us into what we plan on being our forever home! If for some reason that changes....we will of course call Lisa and Jeff!!

Lisa F.

Monique represented me in both the purchase and sale of my properties.

She did a great job on both transactions. I am impressed with her extensive knowledge and exceptional customer service. With her vast experience in dealing with sellers, buyers, lenders, inspectors, and contractors, she was able to anticipate and handle any concerns that may arise before they become an issue. Also, her long association with direct lender made my loan process extremely smooth. In my opinion, a broker of long experience and diligent service is essential to any transaction. I highly recommend Monique Vang and would happily work with her again.

joei nguyen

I cannot speak highly enough of my experience with Jimmy Kim.

I was new to the Lake Forest area with very little knowledge about how to find the right house in the right neighborhood for the right price. From the moment I met Jimmy. He made me feel welcomed and appreciated. He is very professional, personable, efficient, honest, determined and has a vast knowledge of all of the aspects of the business and locations. His communication and negotiation skills are top. Everything was straightforward and well explained without any last minute "surprises". The closing was quick and everthing went so well. I just want to say to Jimmy, He went above and beyond for my family during our home purchase. Thank you so much and if we ever need anything you'll be the first we call.

Gayong Jung

Hamoudi Ellaham

I really enjoyed meeting Jackie at the open house.

There were several other people touring the property and she made a point to greet and answer everyone's questions in a friendly, professional manner. We decided on the spot to put in an offer, making Jackie our agent as well. Getting to know her was a pleasure. She was easy to talk to and always available to answer questions and give advice when asked. Her knowledge made the process extremely smooth. We would easily use Jackie in any other real estate venture. Hopefully, I have mad a friend as well!

Patricia Laughlin

I recently sold my house.

I thought it would be difficult and stressful. But then I met Martin and Laura Uribe! I cannot praise them enough.They are professional, knowledgeable, thorough, trustworthy, patient, polite - and much more. They went above and beyond to make the sales procedure easier for me. Martin would explain every document I signed - and explain again if asked. He arranged our meetings close to my present home to accommodate me. He kept in frequent contact. Laura and Martin together did a fantastic job of making the house and grounds appealing to buyers. Martin even put water in the pool when needed so I didn't have to make an 80 mile round trip several times a week! Were my expectations fulfilled? Yes - over and above! If you are selling your house, I highly recommend Martin and Laura Uribe of First Team. Definitely Five Stars!

MAVIS CRICK

Our entire family uses Tracy.

Wouldn't think of using another realtor. She's simply the best!

Stephen Moreno

Eman helped me and my wife finding a rental house.

We kept searching, looking and viewing houses for more than 5 months. Through the process, she was very patient, and professional. Thanks to Eman.

Ahmed Rashwan

My husband Lance, our two boys, and I were relocated to Minnesota this summer from Yorba Linda, CA.

We were fortunate enough that Lance's company provided us a relocation packet to assist us with our move. One of the many benefits of that was that we got the opportunity to "interview," and choose from three different Realtors.  Sandi was the third Realtor we met, and from the very beginning we knew she was the best.  I would also like to add that one of the three Realtors is a very dear friend of mine.  We chose Sandi as our Realtor for many reasons.  She immediately impressed us with her knowledge of the housing market, specifically in the area we were living in. We were on the same page on everything, starting with the appropriate sales price for our house.  This set her apart from the other two Realtors. It wasn't because she suggested the highest sales price (she didn't), but because she suggested the right price. This was my family's 4th move and our biggest one so far.  With that being said, it was the most difficult for the family.  We really felt that Sandi was our partner every step of the way.  She was always there to answer any questions or concerns and guided us in the right direction when we needed it.  I especially, felt that I had her support, since my husband was already living in Minnesota.  Sandi, made me feel like she had, "my back," especially when it came to dealing with the buyer's Realtor. Sandi showed such professionalism, even when the other Realtor showed such absolute unprofessional-ism!  She was calm and collected at all times, even when the other Realtor challenged and confronted her in the presence of me and my husband.  My husband and I feel very grateful that we got the opportunity to meet Sandi and work with her. I would recommend her in a second, and we wanted you to know how we feel. 

Lance and Josie Westphal

Just awesome!

I highly recommend Jackie for any type of real estate purchases or rentals. She was very patient in answering all our questions. She set up electronics signature which made transactions much smoother.

We've never known anyone who has the negotiation skills that Murray has.

We fell in love with a house that was a long shot for us to get, but Murray spent hours working to get that house for us. We're really impressed with Murray's attention to detail, his communication skills, his ability to know and understand what's important to his clients. Murray could have a career as a psychologist with his understanding of people, or a marketer with his ability to sell, or a financial advisor with his knowledge of law and finance. He's all these and he's an all around ethical, caring and nice guy.

Schroeder

Mary Kay did a great job in representing us.

She knows the Irvine area very well and gave us good advice. She was also very pleasant to work with. We would highly recommend her to others. She represented us both as a buyer and a seller. We were very pleased in working with her.  - Kristina & Bob L.

We really enjoyed working with Martin and Laura last year.

They are both very professional individuals and helped us through the entire process of selling our home. Every week we had feedback from them on their progress and updates on the market. Working directly with Martin, he is very methodical and explains everything he is doing in a step-by-step manner. He is very conscientious, thorough and respectful of our home at all times. I would highly recommend working with both of them.

C. Spillar

Dear Mary Kay, I can't tell you how very much I appreciate everything you did to make this move happen.

Your efforts, both professional and personal, were simply outstanding. Just to say "Thank you" doesn't really begin to express my gratitude. You provided a standard that will be hard to equal.

Gail F.

Mana was a pleasure to work with.

She kept all of her commitments and represented me with integrity keeping my interests at the fore during the purchase of my property. Lisa Gallagher.

Vida helped me sell an investment property.

She came to our first meeting enthusiastic and well prepared, and every interaction I had with her after that was the same. She proposed an efficient sale process, arranged for the staging and photographs, gave me good and thoughtfully critical advice on finishing the house. The sale went very well–she brought in 9 offers, all way above asking price. I can’t wait to work with her again.

Khashayar Vahidramezani

Nancy was extremely professional with me with my lease on my new house.

She handled it from start to finish, she’s is my long term agent from now on.

Joshua McClure

We couldn't have been happier with Robert as both our selling and buying agent.

 He spared no expense on advertising our home and not only got it sold for full price but did it in three days! Then when it came to buying our new home, he managed to negotiate a price that we could've never imagine! Robert goes above and beyond representing his clients, he's always available and  we always felt treated as if we were his own family member! As far as we're concerned, there is no other realtor to handle your buying or selling needs. Robert represented both the sale of our home and the purchase of our new home in May 2016 

JoAnne

Nancy was referred to us by a friend when we were looking to sell.

It was our first time selling a house in a very long time! When we met with Nancy, we immediately felt comfortable with her and knew we were in good hands. She walked us through every step of the way to get our home prepared for sale. She listed, marketed, and sold our home at $15,000 over asking price. She made the process so easy for us thanks to her communication skills as well as amazing negotiation tactics. She is very knowledgeable about the industry in general and the local communities in particular. Overall, she is a professional and trustworthy real estate expert! We would highly recommend her if you are thinking about buying or selling your home!

Natalie Mitchell

I recently closed on my first home thanks to the help of Martin and Laura!

Navigating this process can be scary and unknown and I was a bit fearful that I'd do something wrong or overlook an important piece. I had confidence that Martin and Laura were watching out for me and my best interest through the entire process. They were quick to respond when I found properties that I was interested in and helped me navigate around bad areas and deals that seemed "too good to be true". I also appreciated that as I worked through things after the sale they were still available to answer questions and provide suggestions or solutions for me. It wasn't a relationship that ended the second the sale was complete and I can't tell you how thankful I was for that.

Nicole D.

Vida was knowledgeable and understood my needs to sell my home.

She was on top of the what was going on in my local market and provided me with important facts about relative and comparable inventory. She was very responsive and always willing to go the extra mile. She not only used various marketing strategies to advertise my home but was always networking with various brokers. I would highly recommend Vida to anyone that wants there home sold or looking to buy a home. Thank you Vida for all your efforts....

Jill Harbuck

When my husband and I decided to start a family almost twenty years ago, the idea of homeownership excited us.

Of course, life happens and priorities begin to shift quickly. With every passing year, the enthusiasm began to fade and the idea of purchasing our very own home seemed impossible, until something remarkable happened. When Marina first came into our lives at first glance it seemed like any other encounter. However, we soon realized it was far from it – we were meant to meet. It was this encounter that changed our lives forever and she is undoubtedly the reason we own a home today!  It is a fact that purchasing a home can be nerve-wracking. My experience was no different as this is part of the natural process. However, I felt a tremendous sense of trust in Marina and the team she assembled. She made sure to educate us along the way, guiding and mentoring us through the process while still allowing us to have autonomy over our decisions. She was sure to present us with every possible piece of information and scenario, even if it meant long dinners, late coffee meetings and the occasional deep, soul searching pep talks. Marina made me feel safe. I knew she had my family’s best interest in mind – always!  Marina was no longer just our agent, she became a member of our family. 

Jenny Z.

We recently purchased 2442 Aquasanta in Tustin, listed by Nancy.

The transaction went so well thanks to her promptness and knowledge of the community. Her service went beyond the transaction itself! After closing, she recommended us service companies that are so helpful for our family as we are new to the area. We really appreciate the experience and would definitely stay in touch for any future real estate needs.

Thi Dong

Five star rating for Nancy!

We used Nancy to both buy and sell our homes. She made the process so easy. Nancy is very professional and handled the entire process. She is an excellent realtor!

Allison

It was a pleasure working with Cathy.

She is very professional, thorough and knowledgeable of the area. Aware of fair market price and really good in negotiations. She kept us informed of the pluses and minuses of homes we looked at which helped us make that important decision. Highly recommended. 👍🏼

Artruo and Geraldine Danao

Murray is a pleasure to work with as he is very knowledgeable and patient.

I would highly recommend him.

hoagland

Our family was faced with a need to relocate on an aggressive timeline just one year after we had purchased our home.

We selected Sandi from multiple agents we had interviewed. Her professional demeanor and expert understanding of the logistics of a relocation sale were apparent right from the start.Sandi tailored a right-sized approach to the amount of staging and photography needed for our house that was both effective and manageable. We received an attractive offer within a few days of our open house thanks to Sandi’s work. In the course of closing the sale, we ran into numerous challenges with the buyer’s agent having considerable lack of experience and understanding of the process. Sandi handled each challenge with positivity and grace, often making up for the other agent’s shortcomings by handholding them through the process and even doing the work they failed to perform at several crucial points. Sandi and her team deserve all the credit for our successful and timely sale of our home. Should we find ourselves in the housing market in Sandi’s area again, she will be the first person we call.

Barry Hawkins

Nancy was an outstanding agent and she helped my fiancé and I get our dream condo!

She helped every step of the way and went out of her way to help us. I would highly recommend, Nancy if you are looking for a rental!

Kimberly Buckner

Charles was excellent through out the whole process of finding our new place.

He had such quick responses to our questions and was always communicating with us and the other agents. I highly recommend him to anyone that is looking to find a new home.

Jonathan Dollentas Karina Pido Nash Angeles Chr

Almost a year before we decided to sell our home, our family met Jason and Susan at a local open house.

Immediately they struck us as genuine, caring and knowledgeable real estate professionals. At the time we were still not sure whether we were going to sell our home. However, several months later we came to the decision that our house needed to be sold due to financial hardship. Luckily, Jason's great follow up skills kept his image fresh in our minds. We had met many other real estate agents since our initial meeting with Jason and Susan, but we were concerned about their quality and experience. Subsequently, we decided to hire Jason and Susan and we definitely did not regret it. Susan is a phenomenal stager and she really transformed our house for the professional photos and the open house. Jason's negotiations skills were instrumental in getting our deal done. They were patient with us as we had many questions as first time sellers. Also, they were compassionate in understanding the emotional struggle of selling our home of 26 years. Obviously we cannot say enough about their professionalism and knowledge, but to add to it, they are just great people to work with. We not only found great real estate agents, but also great friends. We highly recommend this awesome real estate duo and we plan to continue to use their services moving forward.

Jay & Young Chong

Hiring Carole Mancini was the best decision I made when selling my home!

She marketed my home with beautiful, professional photos and advertised over hundreds of publications and online real estate sites. She is so personable, and was in constant communication with me, updating me on who showed my property, where my home was marketed, offering her expertise every step of the way. We had multiple offers within a week, and the escrow was so smooth, I couldn't have been more pleased! Carole is ethical, dependable, hard working and so enthusiastic that I highly recommend her for anyone thinking of selling! It was a wonderful experience working with her. I'm actually going to miss not being in contact with her. Thank you Carole, you're a blessing!

MARILYN HECKMAN

Cathy Haney guided me through the buying of a new home and the selling of the old.

Both transactions were completed quickly with minimal stress and greater than anticipated financial return. Cathy's knowledge, integrity, work ethic and excellent people skills make working with her a pleasure. I would highly recommend her.

Janice R

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Jimmy made real estate transaction very easy and smooth.

With his insightful knowledge and prompt follow-up, we were able to find what we were looking!

James H. Chung

We have a special experience with Miriam whom act not only as just a real estate agent but she was like our guidance since we are counting on her to find for us our home we are livining in it while at the time we are looking we were in Illinois.

She is very reliable, credible and expert on what she is doing, we saw in her not some one doing just a job but some one doing something she loves and with great passion. I am recommending her to every one who really wants a hassle free service from A to Z. Helped me rent a home in Carlton, Yorba Linda, CA 92886.

Nancy is a consummate professional.

I will certainly work with Nancy again in the future!

Gary Kausmeyer

Gaylene was the listing agent for my property.

She helped us prepare the house for showing and made sure we staged it so perspective buyers could really see the "House". Her experience really came through and quicker than sooner we had multiple offers. Even though the appraisal came in below selling price she was still able to negotiate our original sales price. If you are considering listing and/or buying a home, I would highly recommend contacting Gaylene for your transaction!

Rick

What impressed me most about working with Jason and Susan Zwolak was that they didn't waste my time.

  They really listened to what I was looking for in my next home, and showed me homes that truly fit my criteria. They also listed and sold my current house within weeks of finding my new home. They were always very responsive, reasonable and easy to work with. I would definitely recommend them to others." Larry Melenberg (Jason & Susan listed and sold Larry's home in Long Beach and represented him as the buyer for a home in Irvine)

Becky has been a great help in our home buying process.

She explained the real estate market and walk us through each step. She's patient and easy to work with. I'll recommend her to my friends and family.

Meiying Chen

My daughter started with Joan this fall.

I can not give Joan enough praise! She has been amazing and my daughter truly enjoys her teacher and mandarin so much. I'm amazed at how much she has learned in a short amount of time. It's very impressive. She has been instrumental in my daughters love of language. Such a great investment in her future. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to learn Mandarin. Khraich, CA, 2/17/2016

Altssa Khraich

Linda LaPlante is an incredible real estate agent.

At the time we met her we hadn't been seriously considering putting our home on the market, but with her positive attitude and thoughtful demeanor we were sold on the idea. Linda took the time to answer all of our concerns, answer every call,  and make the process quite pleasant. She advised us on a few improvements that could be made with our home and provided us contacts to help with them. She provided excellent written (her MLS description) , visual (both presentation and the professional photography) , and verbal (her outstanding communication) marketing for our home. She has a clean, vibrant interior design style and did a phenomenal job staging our home beautifully. Even now I have adopted her style for our new home. Every stage in the home selling process went smoothly. She understood what was important to us and was our advocate. We can thank Linda for the wonderful current location we call home today. Thank you Linda for your professionalism.

Daniella Longstreth

Nancy did an excellent job preparing and leasing our property in Tustin.

The professional photos really were impressive along with her commitment of keeping us fully informed during each phase of the lease process. We would highly recommend Nancy’s services to anyone considering selling or leasing a property.

Mary Van Diver

Dear Buyers or Sellers,   Jenean is GREAT!

She has obviously been in the real estate business for many years and knows the ins-and-outs of selling a home. At a time when the mortgage industry is crumbling and housing prices are falling, we find great comfort in working with a Realtor that knows all of the available options. Never did we feel pressured to do anything risky or questionable. Everything was thoroughly explained at the beginning of the process, which eliminated any surprises further along. This will be our third experience with home ownership and never have we had a Realtor that laid everything out from the beginning that precisely matched the final outcome like Jenean was able to do.   My wife, Loree, and I are current owners of a two-bedroom condo and have been waiting for housing prices to drop in order to upgrade to a detached home. We contacted Jenean by recommendation from a good friend. Our plan was to take our time, see what's out there and maybe hold tight for housing prices to hit rock bottom. Jenean met with us after work at our condo along with her mortgage broker, Randy. Together they gave us several available options along with final figures. These were backed by a plethora of recent statistics of condos and homes in the region along with projected figures. Everything was discussed in layman's terms making it much easier to realize what was needed to get us into a detached home.   Our predicament in waiting for housing prices to drop was that our condo was dropping even faster. Our down payment was quickly dwindling with the economy. With Jenean's encouragement, we decided to keep the condo and pull equity before other condos in our complex, that were already in default, went back to the bank. As Jenean and Randy explained, waiting would lower the value of our condo and disable the option of obtaining any equity. The equity pulled was used as a down payment on the home and the condo will be rented out. This was one of the options that Jenean and Randy presented with detailed figures of how it was possible. We never realized we could afford this and found, with their figures, that it was easily affordable. Within no time we found our ideal home and our offer has been accepted. We now lose sleep thinking of how wonderful it will be to live life in our 3-bedroom dream home with a two-car garage, fully remodeled kitchen and a large backyard for our dogs.   We couldn't have done it without Jenean's help. Although she had other clients to deal with, we felt like we had a personal Realtor who was always reachable and in contact throughout the process. We found that she goes above and beyond what would be expected of a standard Realtor...  

I've enjoyed working with the Uribe team on a couple of different transactions.

They have always been extremely professional, very knowledgeable and they have always conducted themselves with the utmost integrity. One basic aspect of customer service that I appreciate is integrity. They can be counted on to do what they say they are going to do and be where they say they are going to be. I would highly recommend them to anyone seeking to buy or sell a home.

Richard H.

I just purchased a home and Carole was my real estate agent.

She had patiently worked with me over the past year, and she went above and beyond for me. She even made me a large map of the area I was interested in so I could see which properties were single and multi-family lots. When I found a property, she was ready to help. Carole knows her stuff, is honest and very likeable, and did a great job in negotiating the terms of my purchase. She knows the ins and outs, and always kept me apprised of the progress along the way. I enjoyed the interactions with her and recommend her highly!

MARILYN HECKMAN

Meriam is very knowledgeable of Orange County area and helped us narrow down the areas we were interested in and ultimately find the house that was right for us.

She is a person of class and knows how to match the market inventory in respect to her clients needs. She made sure the entire process went smoothly. We were very happy with our buy by the end of the process. If your process went wrong at some point, we are sure she will be able to handle it to your favor at the end.  Meriam is honest about what will work and why, and how persistent she is in getting what you want; treating your needs like her own. She is also backed by a very professional team who will make sure the whole process end to end is as smooth as possible.  Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $650K in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.

If you are looking for a home in Northwood the team Amy and Murray Falk should be your partner.

Knowledgeable, honest, fast, polite, only starts to describe the team. Thank you Amy and Murray for helping us to secure a beautiful new home and sell our old one.

Carsten Giessmann

Terry just came to our Company several months ago, he ended up managing our flagship office and I have had the privilege to be under his leadership.

.in a very short time and he has turned us with his training and instruction, into better, and more caring ,broker associates. It is fantastic having the Vice President of sales so close to us, he has brought a new dynamic, always being available, you could not ask for better guidance :-)

Paul Monte

Hi Kim, We were so pleased with the work you did for us.

  Thank you so much for your attention to detail.  We feel like we got a great deal as well as great service.  We will definitely refer you to our friends and family.  Sue and Steve Hi Kim, It's great to finally meet a Realtor that knows what she's doing!  I've struggled so much with agents that really aren't up-to-date with the process of short sales like you.  I'm glad my friend referred you!  Thanks again,  David Hi Kim, Wow this process was a breeze.  First Team is lucky to have you!!  My wife and I were so hesitant and scared because we never purchased a home before but you held our hand throughout the whole process.  We will be refering you to all our friends and family members.  George Hi Kim, Trust is such an issue with us but from the very first meeting we knew we could believe in everything you said.  You're knowledge far exceeds any other Realtor we know.  Thank you for the smooth transaction and for for negotiating a great deal on our new home.  Cindy        

Terry is a genuine and dynamic sales leader.

My first significant interaction with Terry was when I had a challenge with a transaction. As an Agent, I was very pleased to see the fair and equitable approach Terry took to helping our team find a solution to our predicament, while at the same time balancing the Client's and First Team's best interests. Terry is an ethical and pleasurable professional to work with.

Danny Murphy

Wonderful experience!

Patricia Nelson

Nancy Aynehchi has been such a pleasure to work with in the sale of our investment condo.

She is extremely knowledgeable about every facet of real estate. I met Nancy about a year ago when we were looking at a condo for investment purposes.  We asked her for advise and she was so knowledgeable and genuine that immediately we knew that she would be our Realtor for life. Therefore, when we decided to sell our condo, after a year of renting it out, we approached her, she gave us excellent advise on what and how to renovate the property for maximum return.  After renovation we listed the property with her.  Given the market had slowed down a little, I expected to have the property on the market for a couple of months at least. But seeing how Nancy approached the open houses and managed the potential buyers it was unbelievable we got multiple offers within the first two weeks of the listing and sold it in only 17 days.Her negotiations skills were excellent, the way she prepared counter offers was amazing; we got top dollar for our investment.  I believe it was the highest price/sq. ft. sale in that neighborhood. From the day we chose to sell through the close of escrow, she was extraordinarily helpful, communicated very well, and very competent throughout.  We are now looking for another property and with Nancy on our side looking forward to another successful transaction.

O. Kazi

Karen was very responsive and involved with the entire process of renting my condo.

I would definitely use her services in the future. Thank you,

The Ashton Revocable Living Trust

We couldn't be more pleased with Karen's work facilitating the sale of our property, and are grateful she was our agent.

She proved insightful, extremely detail-oriented, and skilled at supporting us through the entire process. Many times she thought of things we would never have, that helped to streamline the process. The next time we decide to either buy or sell she will be the first one we call.

Daniel N. Wu

Selecting a real estate agent to sell or purchase a new one can be a complicated process.

 But with Walter and Silvia Wiebach as your agents you do not have to worry.  They bring their expertise, professionalism, and most of all their experience and caring to your sale or purchase. Walter and Silvia know the market and assist you in pricing or buying your property with their knowledge.  We sold our condo through the holiday season easily and effortless with this dynamic real state team.  They marketed our home to sell quickly by innovative ideas such as a wine and cheese party, advertising, and holding as many open houses as it took buyers to see our property. While it may sound corny they made our dreams come true.  Their caring cannot be understated as they will help you every step of the way with selling or purchasing your home. Orange County is a highly competitive real estate market; select the best for your sale or purchase of your home.

Barbara W.

Couldn't be more pleased with my realtor, Tracy.

She is diligent and professional which are the characters one needs to close the deal. We would not have closed our deal if it were not for Tracy.

Alivia B.

We placed our home on the market during a very challenging time for us financially, and for the housing market in general, as well.

We could not have asked for a more professional, committed, savvy, honorable, communicative real estate agent, nor for a finer human being than Mary Kay, to help us travel through a difficult time. we are grateful for her, and would always speak of her with the most glowing review and recommendation! ~ Robyn & Stephen W.

Jackie is outstanding and the best in her field.

My experience selling my home seamless. Jackie is very easy to work with, consistently answered my questions and made sure I was informed at every step through the process. Jackie’s recommendations throughout the process were spot on. Definitely someone you can trust when it comes to selling and buying a home.

Lois Johnson

Jason and Susan are THE best Realtors in OC.

They helped us find our first home in OC and of course we had them as our realtors when we had to sell that home due to an out of state job transfer. When buying, they made the entire process so easy and seamless for us and we got the first home we put an offer on. When selling, they met us at the house multiple times before going on the market to walk us through what we needed to do. They had a professional take photos of the house after we staged it with our own furniture. They did a grand opening 4 days after putting the house on the market and we had 3 offers at asking on the opening weekend (and it went for over asking!). If you want excellent service and amazing realtors who make the entire process seamless whether you're buying or selling, call Jason and Susan!!!

Tammy S

6 years ago I was on the market for my first home.

 My brother referred me to Walter and Sylvia.   Working with them was great right from the start.  I told them what I was looking for, where I was looking and what my budget was.  Within 30 days, they found me numerous homes to look at and essentially my home.  They periodically check in with me to see how things are going which I appreciate.  Anyone looking to purchase a home should reach out to Walter and Sylvia.   They will make a daunting task such as purchasing a home an easier process.

Maricela V.

We just closed on our home in Irvine.

Lisa and Jeff are amazing! We met Lisa and Jeff almost two years ago when our neighbor put their home on the market, we were planning on buying in the future but had no definite timeline or loan approval. As we would see interesting homes come on the market we would email or text her and she would always respond so quickly and would research and give us her expert opinion--even though we were a long shot at this point. We started semi-seriously looking, saw a house and put in an offer--Lisa talked to me--she wanted to make sure we "weren't buying this home on a crazy whim"...in a nutshell, she cares, she's not out to make a quick sale, she knew we were prequalified but she wanted to make sure that this is what we really wanted. Lisa and Jeff also worked tirelessly through the whole process---we saw the house at 8pm and we got the offer letter in at 11pm and closed in 20 days of the offer being accepted. Lisa also works with this awesome lender (who she gets nothing from) who is simply amazing--great rates and just amazingly efficient, they communicate and are in sync which is such an advantage when purchasing a home. Jeff was super thorough with his inspections and even provided video of the deficiencies when they were not done correctly. We are so happy with our home, the transaction, the communication and how everything went. Highly recommended. :)

Adele & Kevin, Irvine

She isn't only professional she is a kind and courteous person.

2011 Chen Revocable Trust

I have worked with Cathy in the past couple of years and I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for an agent who cares for you.

She made every experience so easy for me and I was so happy with her service and result that I got after purchasing and selling my properties.

Nicky Bahr

"I chose you as Realtors because you have had a presence in the neighborhood over the last year, and more importantly, you both have degrees in finance.

You really know how to manage the listing for the highest return and I felt, that with the small size of this house, that it was the most important factor. Your advice from a year ago did not fall on deaf ears. I hope you are proud of the result that you inspired. I have every confidence that you will continue to succeed in real estate, regardless of the status of the market. Thank you for considering my house in your endeavors." Susan, Tustin Ranch

Don't let that sweet exterior fool you - Carole is tenacious and a dog on a bone when it comes to negotiations!

 She knows how to get the job done and sold my home with multiple offers in three days, during a "slow period" in 2013!  She guided me with patience and handled the whole process with ease and confidence.  The whole process was smooth and stress-free.  I'm grateful for Carole and her dedication and professionalism in helping me sell my home.  I couldn't recommend anyone else more.  She's my Realtor for life!     

DAN LONG

Carole was very professional in all of our meetings.

Her experience and expertise were of great help to us in the sale of our home. All the details of our listing, open house, offers and sale were managed very well. We are so thankful for all that Carole did for us!

Steve and Lori DeNicola

Smart, knowledgeable charismatic, good negotiator, responsive.

The best there is.

John & Julie Gordon & Tim Lewis

Meriam is amazing, so honest highly professional.

I got my house in less than a month. She is very dedicated,almost devoted her time for me to get my house. I am so happy with Meriam performance and fully recommend her to anybody searching house. Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $675K in Anaheim Hills, Anaheim, CA.

Terry LeClair has a real passion: for people, for managing people, for managing people in Real Estate.

That is how I see Terry. A kind, giving and sincere professional who's main goal is to celebrate the success of others. Terry is accessible, personable, and will make the time for you when needed. I look forward to staff meetings and any class that he leads. He is a leader and manager that listens and motivates. I am grateful that I was at the right place at the right time to be in an office that Terry manages.

Jodi Halbreich

Rob is a very professional and attentive person who is great with getting things in motion.

He has made our move-in very easy and has addressed all of our concerns in a swift and responsive manner. He is also very knowledgeable in the market and I would highly recommend Rob for your next real estate venture.

Chris Tan Kevin Tran Pam Chen

My wife and I needed to sell our place and find a replacement home.

 In the process of getting ready to sell our home, there was a number of improvements we had to make to get the highest price possible.  One huge benefit of working with Silvia and Walter was they had so many great contacts.  Everyone from a professional painter to a simple 'handyman'.  I would also like to state they were always careful NOT to suggest improvements for the sake of 'improving'; they sat down and discussed this with us from the beginning.  Additionally, they helped negotiate the best price with these contractors (etc.) and helped schedule when the work to be done.  They were there all the way through the process, even dropping by our place during the work.  They wanted to make sure it was all being done to our satisfaction. 

Chris H.

She is a pleasure to work with, she is a professional lady and knows her work.

She answers the questions you ask with a knowledge of market. I will recommend her to any body who wants to buy, sell or rent .

Mitra Kaveh

She delivered professional service .

It is amazing ! She helped me find a qualified tenant in the 1st day of listing. She spent so much efford on her job. She is so friendly and intimacy. I am glad that I chose her as my agent.

Mark Pang-Chung Wu

My husband and I began looking for a new home in a new area.

It was very time consuming and challenging because we did not know the lay of the land and needed help. Carole and Robert Mancini spent many hours with us, patiently determining our needs and getting to know what we wanted in our new home. They began narrowing down our options and took what seemed to be an overwhelming task and made it simpler. Carole and Robert are kind, honest and good people who we consider to be friends. Buying a home is a big decision and having Robert and Carole Mancini representing us made this decision less stressful. We are very happy with our home and Team Mancini.

LORI & LEE HARDIN

I wish there was a 10* rating because that is what she deserves.

Hands down, Nancy Aynehchi is SIMPLY THE BEST! She has such a personal & professional approach to selling. You feel like you are her only client. She even advertises as far away as Asia to increase the buyers pool. Nancy kept me informed every step of the selling process. She & her husband took care of EVERYTHING including staging my home & backyard, hauling furniture, etc. away & contacting reliable contractors for the required repairs & ultimately, negotiated a great sales price for me. I felt like I had a concierge @ my disposal. Hands down...SHE IS SIMPLY THE BEST!

Becky B

Mana was excellent.

She provided knowledgeable support and showed us the kind of properties we were interested in. We were very happy and would recommend her to others. Peter Rogers

Carole wasn't just a real estate agent, she was our "real estate angel"!

!!   We relocated to SoCal for job change, and had to find a home in a hurry. Carole was referred to us at work and it couldn't have worked out any better!  Given our situation of moving in from out of state with short notice, Carole helped us throughout the entire process. This meant finding the right home, in the right area, for the right price and at the right time. And she got it done, right on time and right on budget! Carole's knowledge and expertise made for a smooth and quick transaction, utilizing the latest in technology to help us get all the necessary paperwork filled out correctly and avoiding anypitfalls. Her networking skills with other business-related areas that we needed was a real bonus! Then when the job situation changed, Carole came to our rescue- again, representing us as Sellers. And now her knowledge and expertise helped us get our home sold in record time.  To Carole, many thanks for your expert and professional help, thanks for being there for us in avery stressful time, and thanks for all your hard and dedicated work! You are a "real estate angel" indeed!!!   Thank you!!! PS- And when we are able to move back to SoCal in the future, guess who's getting the call-   Carole Mancini, of course!!!

CHERI & TOM GRODSKI

Murray and Amy were great to deal with.

I would highly recommend them to both family and friends.

Stoffel

1)     All I can say is that I am amazed at how quickly Phoebe sold my home for over the asking price.

She generated so much interest that more than 200 people showed up for the open house. There was only one open house weekend and that was all it took. My house sold had over 10 offers and most were over the asking price. My house was sold in 14 days from listing it. The reason I highly recommend Phoebe is because she was constantly working to get my house sold and worked with me to go through the process, whether it be in the late evening or very early morning. My only regret is that I didn't use Phoebe on the purchase of my first home.

In very few instances can you get an experience in service as great as the one we had with Martin and Laura.

  We moved back to the East Coast from Irvine and left our home literally in their hands.  Through the worst real estate market in decades this wonderful team handled the whole process of renting the property for a few years (difficult tenants included) and then, when we decided, putting the house on the market for sale.  We got excellent advice on when it was right to sell and what  the right price to sell was. As a result we got what we think was the best deal we could wish for.   If you are looking for a trusted real estate advisor, do not hesitate: Martin and Laura will exceed your highest expectations. 

J&J P

Greg was very informative, knew of comps in the area, pleasant demeanor and responsive to questions I had and getting the necessary responses quickly.

Randolph Eric Baumanns

As a first time home buyer, I want to express my great appreciation for your professionalism, understanding and support during the entire process!

You helped make the home buying experience as simple and pain-free as possible. I know you had my best interest at heart which was reassuring.  Thanks again, Carole! 

BILL & JULIA HIEKEL

Karen has been a huge help to me and my family in locating a new home when we’ve moved to a new city here in Orange County.

I always trust Karen, because she has always been very professional and diligent in her efforts and always seems to find us the right place! Moving is never fun, but knowing I have Karen on my side, helps me out a lot! Karen has taken out all of the time and stress in finding a new home for us. I have been using Karen’s help for the last 8 yrs and Karen has never disappointed us in finding a great place that we can call home! I’ve know Karen personally for 20 yrs and I refer her frequently to friends and family confidently, knowing they’re in good hands with Karen! Karen is great at her job and she has earned our respect and gratitude! Thanks Karen! You’re the best!

Ray Sikes

I have worked with Sandi on several home purchases since 2000.

I have to say she has been the best! Her professionalism, experience and knowledge has been truly an asset in looking for a new home. Always honest, considerate of my interests and concerns with my home search. I highly recommend her and would not go anywhere else!

Eric Melendez

Karen is the most helpful and expert realtor I have ever dealt with.

She makes everything happen!

James L. Doti and Lynne Pierson Doti

Gaylene is incredibly knowledgeable and helpful.

I bought two houses with the help from Gaylene, the first one was in 2013 when the market was extremely frenzy, and Gaylene was very patient and I finally found something that suited my needs. The second house I bought was with my wife, and Gaylene was able to find something that both of us liked. Even though I am not a first time home buyer anymore, it still made a huge difference to have someone with the experience to guide us through the process. I thought about using one of the online discount brokers, but there's just certain knowledge that couldn't be replicated. I will definitely use Gaylene in the future again.

Gordon Lin

This is our 3rd real estate transaction with Janice Konkol.

She has an excellent knowledge of the Irvine real estate market. We were confident in her recommendations on preparing and pricing our home for sale. She staged the home, and her photographer did an excellent job with the pictures. The house looked so nice on-line we had over 16 showings in the first weekend, multiple offers, and sold the house within 2 weeks, without holding an open house.

Bob and Joan Breitegam

Allen was great!

He was very helpful and accommodated my schedule. He responded to all my texts and phone calls the same day. If he didn't know the answer to my questions, he always got me the answers later that day. It was a pleasure to work with him.

Dung Thia Nguyen

You truly are an excellent agent.

  Many agents I work with as a foreclosure listing agent don't protect their client's interests but you do and still manage to work through the obstacles to get the deal closed.  

Stacy G. (An REO Agent)

My husband and I needed to sell our home in Lake Forest after nearly 15 years.

My husband is a hard sell, so when Jackie presented us with such confidence that she could sell our house, especially during a not so popular time for house buying, he was skeptical - until 2 weeks later she presented  us with 6 offers! Jackie was a life saver, she kept us informed and is one if the most knowledgable agents in the field.

Renae Gonzales

Jason provided excellent and professional service.

He made everything easy from signing contracts, appraisal and closing requirements. He was always available to contact for any questions we had regarding the property. We are grateful to have met Jason at the open house and he has helped us with our dream home.

Alistair Agujar & Karina Erum

Heather is a dedicated employee and always keeps her clients needs as a priority.

She did an outstanding job for us.

Scott & Lorraine Bowen

I would absolutely recommend Jason and Susan Zwolak to anyone needing hard working,’ roll-up your sleeves’ agents who do whatever needs to be done to get the house ready for sale.

  Jason and Susan are very engaging and have lots of energy.  They were great at answering all my questions in a straightforward manner and were always very accessible.  In fact, they made me feel like I was their only client, and that’s a nice feeling to have.                                                                                                                                                              

Jean Jopski

The best managers are the passionate ones.

They want to accomplish something great, they know how to make you see what the success could look like. Terry Le Clair in my eyes is one of the best managers I've ever had!

Ingrid Yankauskas

As a first-time home buyer, it was such a relief to have Monique representing me and working on my behalf.

Even though I was extremely selective while looking for the right property, she went above and beyond to meet my needs. In the offer phase and during escrow, she skillfully negotiated to minimize buyer costs and was willing to answer any and all of my questions by phone and text. On top of her vast experience and wealth of knowledge, she is extremely diligent in all matters. I can't thank her enough for her help in getting me into my new home.

Timothy P.

Karen is not just an agent, she is your friend.

She will look and find you whatever you want and if she can’t, she will keep looking until she does. She truly only wants your best interest and will stop at nothing to get it for you. She does not push or try to sell you things you do not want. It’s all about listening. I can’t remember the last time someone has always been there communicating every step of the way. From initial conversation to house searching, to house selection, and throughout the whole paperwork process and finalizing, she was always keeping me updated. The whole process was a breeze because of her hard work and dedication. And the most important thing is that we are happy! I would not recommend anybody else but Karen. She is truly the best!!

David Tran

Jackie is a very creative and effective negotiator.

We found a home with her last year despite the high amount of competition there was in the sellers marker. We are very impressed with her service and knowledge.

Jason and Susan Zwolak are amazing realtors.

They guided us so well through the process of buying our first home. We saw ten homes within our price range and specific needs, and they ended up nailing it with exactly what we were looking for, in a short time frame. Jason and Susan were available at all times for our many questions and answered them with ease. They were able to help us through every aspect of the process, and made everything very smooth. We appreciated their organized, professional demeanor, and also their good attitude and advice. We can't be happier in the home they helped us purchase for our family.

Mathew Savage

DO YOURSELF A FAVOR and get in touch with Lisa and Jeff Anderson.

They will treat you with courtesy, professionalism, and the respect you would expect when dealing with Real Estate professionals. I bought my first house with the help of Lisa and Jeff after they came highly recommended from three different close friends who had worked with them on buying their first house. From my first meeting with them it was obvious that they knew what they were doing. They were committed to making the process as quick and easy as possible. First, they made notes on what my preferences were on location, budget, house size, and layout. Next they set up the email notification of homes and constantly sent me listings of properties that met my requirements as soon as they were available. I would make my selections and every time we would visit as many properties as we can. I loved that they had an organized approach that made our house hunting worthwhile and productive. I felt so clueless at times, but they took the time to talk everything through with me, and do any "hand-holding" I needed. They were always up front and honest, which I appreciated greatly.Lisa and Jeff only deal with quality people who carry their same kind of work ethic. Their network of contacts (loan officers, home inspectors, etc.) was just as dedicated to their responsibilities, making sure there were no hiccups in the Escrow process. I was impressed at how efficiently and smoothly they handled my paperwork and documentation.Lastly, they are just the nicest, most professional people, so easy to talk to--I felt like I could call or text them anytime for any small question I had. Even now that I have closed Escrow they have made it clear that I can call them for any further questions that come up. I would recommend them in a heartbeat. Polat, Tustin Ranch

I can sum up Marina's real estate support in one word, 'Wow!

'. I have been buying and selling real estate, both personal and income properties, for 30 years and have never had a real estate agent as capable as Marina Leung. Marina's strategy of hosting a neighbor wine & cheese party and multiple open houses sold my ocean front condominium for top dollar very quickly. She also helped me identify and locate the perfect single family home that I purchased. Her willingness to help me submit an offer on a holiday enabled me to buy my home in a very competitive market. I will request Marina's expertise for all of my future real estate needs and I recommend her to everyone I know that needs assistance. -- Ed. D.

We met Monique Vang when we decided to purchase a house.

Monique is so tireless and always there to lend a helping hand and encouraging words. She listened and took care of all our needs.She is responsive and passionate about her work. She found our dream home and helped us with all our refinances. As of now my husband and i have known Monique for almost twelve years and during that time she has proven to be a person of high integrity. She has a very strong value and she is one of the very intelligent woman we have ever met. We are both pleased to call her our friend and we are proud to endorse her character and work.

Elizabeth Diaz

Janice is the ultimate professional

Glen A. Findley

We have been working with Rob for quite a few years now.

He is very professional, helpful and very likable. We want to thank him for his help.

Veena Rangappan

Jackie did a great job helping us buy our home in Lake Forest.

This was our second home purchase, so we weren't total newbies, but Jackie went above and beyond to make sure we got the right house for our growing family.We first met Jackie as she was shutting down an open house. She  immediately asked what we were looking for, and offered to take us to see three or four homes in the area that same evening. The next weekend, she arranged to show us an additional four or five homes, ultimately resulting in our decision to put an offer in on the first house. After agreeing with the seller on a price, she helped us through an incredibly fast 14 day escrow and pushed to make sure everything went smoothly.I highly recommend Jackie for the South Orange County (Irvine/Lake Forest) area.

We have known Silvia and Walter since our daughters were in pre-school together, almost 25 years now.

 We consider them our friends and our realtor of choice.   They are one of the hardest working couples in realty. In July 2006, my husband was offered a job transfer to Illinois with his company, and he had approximately six weeks to get there.  We owned a home and I thought it impossible to sell our home in that short amount of time and he would need to go ahead without us.  Not knowing where to begin and how this whole selling a house worked, we called Silvia and Walter for advice.   With a very tight schedule before us, Silvia and Walter quickly arranged multiple open houses and realtor viewings to give our property maximum exposure. They not only sold our home for us in four weeks, they also referred us to a realty office here in Illinois that they know would take good care of us.

Patrick C.

"Lisa and Jeff have been the best realtors I have ever worked with.

They are both efficient, friendly and accommodating. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is selling their home. Their customer service has been above and beyond my expectations. They have sold two of my homes and helped me in the purchase of another. Working with them has made the sales process very easy for me." Lisa, Baltimore, MD

Heather was awesome from start to finish.

She not only felt like an expert real estate professional, but also a friend. I wouldn't hesitate to use her in the future.

Philip A. Reyes & Dean W. Gay

Walter and Silvia sold our home in Irvine in 2013.

 The neighborhood was still recovering from the recession but they made the deal happen, and even made several personal sacrifices for us. They were extremely professional but also friendly and really cared that we were satisfied.

Lawrence M.

When you are thinking of moving, the stress can become overwhelming.

You want someone helping you who has 'your' best interests in mind. Someone who asks you what 'your' looking for, and what 'your' needs are. That someone are Lisa and Jeff. They take the stress out of finding a new place to  live. They take their time, and never waste your time. They won't be satisfied until you are. They will continue looking with you until you find exactly the place you are imagining in your mind. It seems like so many people in the world today are trying to take advantage of everyone else. Not with Lisa and Jeff. They sincerely are thinking about you. So much information to digest; so much 'stuff' that sounds like some other language to the rest of us, Lisa and Jeff make it easily understandable. They treat you like family. You can't go wrong choosing them to find your next rental or home purchase.

Rob W.

Highly likely to recommend04/20/2018 - Kevin SuenBought and sold a Single Family home in 2018 in Northwood, Irvine, CA.

Local knowledge:Process expertise:Responsiveness:Negotiation skills:We had a wonderful experience with Carol! From the beginning of our home search process, Carol listened attentively to what we were looking for and always kept us top of mind. Being 1st time home buyers, Carol held our hands along each step of the way and was very supportive of us both  professionally and personally. In a super competitive market, Carol was able to get our offer to the top of the list and make it easy on both sides. We're happy to have a home to call our own now. Thanks Carol!

Heather is a pleasure to do business with because she is a true major leaguer!

Henry Burdick

Gay's initial walk through she requested the house be organized such that prospective buyers could visualize their belongings in the house.

I had multiple offers within 2 days, and more offers that followed. Her market knowledge, professional photos and expertise sold the house. Thanks.

David Alloy

Look no further, Lisa and Jeff are hands-down the best agents you can find whether you're buying or selling!

My husband and I stumbled upon their open house when we were just casually looking around. Most agents at the open houses are either too aggressive by asking you a million questions in the limited time you were there, or they don't bother at all if you're not a potential buyer. And they were neither. Long story short, we decided to go with them to sell our condo due to their positive energy and honesty. They helped us get ready for the sale by recommending reliable painter/handyman and staging. We staged our home under Jeff's recommendation to sell faster and for more and we couldn't be happier with our decision. Within a week of the open house, we received a solid offer, unfortunately the buyer had to pulled out due to personal reasons. Lisa and Jeff hosted a second open house that same weekend when our home was re-listed and we received multiple offers (one at the asking price, IN NOVEMBER!) They were so accommodating to our busy schedule and made the whole process stress-free. We closed escrow just days before our wedding, completely satisfied and amazed at the entire process. We highly recommend this dynamic duo whether you are first time buyer or a virtuoso!!!

Jenn P.

My husband and I were so fortunate to get Sandi as our realtor!

We moved to Orange County from out of state last year and didn't know anything about the area. Sandi went above and beyond in helping us get to know the area and find our home and we couldn't have been happier! We looked at over 20 properties in the few days we had to go house hunting and Sandi not only took time to show us the properties, she took us on tours of the different cities and neighborhoods we were most interested in. She is very personable and easy to talk to. She answered all our questions and made sure we understood everything about the buying process in CA. Once we'd decided on the home we wanted, she worked extensively with the other realtor to negotiate the best deal possible for us. She was very professional and on top of things and knows the market very well with her years of experience. We never felt that we had to worry about anything - we knew we were in good hands and that she'd do everything possible to help us get our home at a good price. We're grateful for all that she did and would recommend her to anyone else moving into the area!

Brittney & David

Nancy is the best agent i ever saw, she provided a wealth of knowledge on neighborhood, schools and community resources and is an expert in any area i was asking about, Nancy truly kept to my best interests in mind as home buyer, listening to my needs and provide sound advice through the process.

She takes a data base-driven approach and is a strong negotiator. She goes above and beyond to make sure her clients find the best home for their needs. She arranged alot of home showings and showed patience and persistence as i searched for my dream home. She also was so supportive and helpful in answering and helping in any paperwork that i was not understanding and made all the phone calls to solve all my problems in signing the paperworks, never saw such a caring realtor for her clients like Nancy. I really recommend her to anyone who is looking for a great realtor who really watches out for their clients.

Saman

Walter and Silvia are the most amazing agents and individuals.

They will seriously alter your expectation curve when it comes to service. Sadly, we have been constantly disappointed by what passes for good service since we met them. Thanks Walter and Silvia for our beautiful home!  

Tim G.

I had just gotten married and needed to find a nice little house in south Orange County within my budget.

The market was starting to pickup and houses were getting harder to find to reasonable prices. Walter and Silvia were there working hard to find me the perfect place, and after I found it they worked very hard to seal the deal with the seller's agent.  The property I settled on was a 3 bedroom single family house that was in a short-sale situation, making it a little more tricky than a standard equity sale. Both Walter and Silvia were able to keep the lines of communication open with the seller and make sure that both the seller and the bank were working toward getting a deal completed. Walter even personally helped me take pictures for our own inspection because we felt that the professional inspector missed a few details. Overall Walter and Silvia are a great team that made the stressful situation of buying a home in short-sale as easy as possible. I will definitely use them again if I need to make another purchase.

James P.

Jackie was incredibly helpful throughout my entire home sale process.

She was there every step of the way and always more than happy and willing to answer any of my questions. She always had my best interest at heart and provided honest and open feedback that helped me to make the most logical and  beneficial decisions when dealing with potential buyers. 

Robin Somerville

"You guys are great to work with!

" Yves, Broker

Martin and Laura are highly experienced in the real estate field.

 I've known them for seven years and recently had my property listed and sold by them.  Honest, hardworking, and will treat you like family. I highly recommend Martin and Laura to anyone looking to sell property or purchase property. You can't find a better team in all of Southern California.

A.M.

Martin and Laura, David and I want to thank you so much for helping us sell our home in Orange.

  Your professional and pleasant attitude made the potentially stressful event of selling a house into a real walk in the park for our family. 

R.C.

Beautiful job!

I am excited and still feeling a bit sick to my stomach over this. I have loved my condo and have been here and experienced a great part of my life here. On the excited part, I can't wait to be back home where I grew up and be with family I love. We are already planning on having Thanksgiving in my new home with all of my relatives. Lol. As my one cousin said, doesn't matter if you don't have any furniture, we'll sit on boxes. Haha Thank you for your calm and reassuring guidance, Sandi. When Pam and I visited 36 Monroe, we were just checking out the condo ....I did tell Pam that I was going to start interviewing Real Estate Agents as I wanted to have someone who I could connect with. Pam's advice was, just don't select the first person you meet. Ha!ha!. Well, there you were and I just felt you were the perfect person to get me through this adventure! There was no need to go through my interview process! Ha!ha!. You had me at "hello and welcome." 🙌 God bless you, Sandi. You are an angel on earth! Marla

Marla Loffelmacher

When my husband and I decided to sell our first home, we interviewed 3 realtors, which were all experienced and supposedly great.

We decided to go with Martin and Laura, which we now feel that we had made the best decision. Besides from being experts in their field, Martin and Laura are very personable! They were always available, attentive to our needs and they made the whole process smooth. They even got us several offers! They will work hard to sell your home for the best price and either Martin or Laura will be at your open house, not like most realtors who send their assistant to do the open house. We are very happy with our results and recommend Martin and Laura to anyone looking to sell their home!

Nancy L

We met Lisa at an open house in Tustin.

It was her warm and friendly personality that made a great first impression. Not only was she extremely gracious, her knowledge of the Orange County area and market was quite impressive. After our initial visit we knew we had found the right real estate agent to help us find our dream home. We began our hunt for a home that could meet our needs in a neighborhood that was up to our standards. Lisa had grasped our overall vision and never wasted our time bringing us to homes that were out of the scope of our criteria. Houses were selling like hot cakes at the time and though we put bids on several we lost out on a few. What stood out to me about Lisa was her gift of encouragement. She would always say, "don't be discouraged, the right house will come along, the house meant just for you". And she was right! We found the perfect house, it was much more than we could of ever imagined or expected in a charming neighborhood. It hit everything on our wish list and more! Lisa and Jeff are a fabulous team. The process was very smooth for the most part, their professionalism, experience and expertise were more than enough to deal with any challenge that came our way. Oh and did I mention, they were always available by phone or in person. We are so grateful to them for the beautiful home we now live in. If your looking for a personable, knowledgeable, no pressure, always available, and just wonderfully "kind" real estate agents, Jeff and Lisa are the best!

Robbin & Steve, Tustin

Jackie was amazing!

She was able to sell our condo and close on our dream home within a week of each other. She was always attentive to our needs and provided the guidance and advise we needed. She was always organized and professional, as well as personable and a pleasure to work with. Her  knowledge of real estate is spot on and she has the relationships/contacts we needed for every aspect of the process.She made our dreams come true in a challenging situation, we could not be happier with her services and would strongly recommended her to our closest family and friends.

Grace did an amazing Job.

Responsive, informative and willing to educate me through the process as it was my first time. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to list their home as well as a anyone seeking a home. She did a great job with both sides. Really pleased with the stress less process.

Michael

Grace is a true professional.

She is knowledgeable, affectionate about her job, and always protecting the best interests of her clients. She knows how to handle well in a tough negotiation process. Our recent experience with her was nothing but happiness. She was able to sale and close our house within a month. We are very happy about that and appreciate all her efforts. I think your company should be proud to have her in your team.

HS Huang

To Whom It May Concern,  This review is written to recognize and recommend the outstanding service, professionalism, and most importantly, the expertise of Nancy Aynehchi as a real estate professional.

From our experience with Nancy, she has demonstrated an amazing work ethic, goes above and beyond to negotiate the purchase price and terms that fits her clients needs. I had the great pleasure to work with Nancy in buying our dream home and her negotiating terms and a price that was exactly what we discussed. Nancy provided us with personal attention and service that exceeded my expectations. She was always available to talk with me, e-mail me, and/or text message with me regarding anything related to the house that we purchased. Nancy has earned my highest recommendation as a Realtor, and as a result, I would highly recommend Nancy for your consideration as your real estate professional. 

Courtney and Jason Janda

Jackie was absolutely instrumental and very professional in helping us purchase our property.

She was always quick to respond to all our inquires. She was extremely patient as we went through house after house that we did not like. She had our best interest in mind.We would highly  recommend her. Thanks again Jackie for all your help

We bought our new house using Gaylene immediately after selling our condo.

Here Gaylene showed the importance of experience. She and the selling agent have known each other for many years. This trust in each other resulted in us being able to get the house when the seller would have easily looked past us for another buyer. We have since been so grateful to Gaylene for helping us in ways a normal agent would not have been able. Bottom line is whether it is her dedication to us, her experience; the trust of all the other agents in the area, doors will be opened when Gaylene is your agent when they normally would be close. She simply was the best choice we could have made on such an important matter.

Becky Kindreich

Terry has been a very valuable addition to the First Team Executive Management Team.

He is a dedicated professional, goes out of his way to find solutions, and is gracious in all of his interactions with employees, agents and consumers. He has brought a new energy to our team and we're proud of all of his contributions and accomplishments this past year.

Lori Namazi

Rob did way more than expected.

Anikara & Veena Rangappan

What a pleasure it was working with Jason, his helpfulness & patience was outstanding, this was my first experience with house hunting and Jason went out of his way to assist me.

I had a million questions and he was able to make me feel comfortable with all my decisions. I would highly recommend Jason to assist in anyone's house hunting experience.

J Miller

Look no further Lisa and Jeff will manage selling and or buying your home with kid gloves and personal service.

 They go beyond managing the deal.  Both are extremely attentive to questions and/or concerns and are happy to reiterate the same even if you've asked them "tell how this goes again".  I was traveling on biz quite a bit and Lisa and Jeff assisted in the sale and all the numerous details that go into selling your home even while I was away.  What I like about both Lisa and Jeff is they will both offer their insights for you to weigh the best option that works for you. You will have great peace of mind when you choose Lisa and Jeff whether it's your first condominium or a million dollar property.

J.P.

Jackie is the only agent that was able to answer all my questions and I didn't have to hunt her down or wait hours and hours for her to get back with me.

Buying a home stresses me out and it shows, but Jackie didn't let that get in her way. I gave her 5 stars in all the categories for a reason, she  deserves high marks for her great work. Thanks again for all your help.

Mark Walt

Thank you for your hard work

Angus Tardiff

Heather was great in helping myself and my fiancée achieve our first home.

She never hesitated to answer our calls and always answered our questions to the best of her abilities. She also kept us in the loop of everything that was going on and made the buying experience that much smoother. We would recommend Heather to all of our friends and family.

QuocDuc Nguyen Ho & Kristin Leigh Garcia

To Whom It May Concern: We met Tracy Bryant on one of her open houses.

The open house was not what we were looking for. In our conversation we told her what we needed. Two days later we were out with Tracy looking at property. Within a couple of weeks she found us the house we needed, a one story. In the meantime, we listed our house with her, and it was sold in two and a half weeks. So in 30 days Tracy had helped us sell our house and buy another one. We recommend Tracy very highly as we found her to be very pleasant, polite and very efficient in the work and we don’t hesitate to work with her again. Sincerely, The Montebello’s Anthony & Pauline

Anthony & Pauline M

Have known and used Janice for 25 years.

Always prompt with comps, returning phone calls, dealing with other agent or lender or appraiser or termite guy, very knowledgeable with an answer for any situation. Tried a FSBO on my own. Got more money with Janice even with a realtor fee.

James and Karen Bragstad

Monique Vang is an exceptional agent.

She has taken care of my Real Estate needs since 1994. During that time she has proven to be a true professional. She is responsive, ethical and hard working. She puts her clients needs above all else. Her commitment to her clients is outstanding. She is always there for them. When i am ready to move , she will be my agent, I have been recommending her to all my family and friends.

Robert M Bailey

From day one Dean has been so helpful to us in our search to find a new home!

He is so friendly, very organized and paid close attention to what we were looking for in a home! We definitely recommend Dean to anyone looking for a new home! Thanks again Dean for all your hard work!

Crystal Gettle

Meriam was really nice to us, she helped us a lot to find a home to buy .

She was really caring about us and she was calling every day to make sure that every thing is going fine and we saw the homes that she sent it to us and we appreciate her work . Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $550K in Northeast Anaheim, Anaheim, CA.

Go with Silvia & Walter!

!   I am writing to express my complete satisfaction with Silvia & Walter as the realtor. Throughout the entire process, Silvia & Walter were professional, conscientious, and motivated.  Their knowledge of the local market and their key contacts in the community helped me to get the best value purchase for the new one.  Silvia & Walter also provided me with the outstanding advice in understanding of contract details, negotiation etiquette and documentation.  I felt as though I was the only client since Silvia & Walter always willing to take the time to discuss my concerns and respond to emails/phone calls/questions 24/7. Regardless of whether you are buying or selling, I would highly recommend Silvia & Walter to help you to make your dream comes true.  They do an excellent job, are always punctual, and offer the most competitive rates in town (I mean the real money).   Go with Silvia & Walter!!  Go!!  Go !!  Go!!   Camie Hoang Tustin Ranch, CA

C. Hoang

Both Martin and Laura did a great job in marketing and selling our house.

Their marketing plan included both local as well key international regions with mention on all property websites which greatly helped to bring in added traffic. They held open houses regularly and were very inviting to the potential buyers. During the sale process they kept us well informed and diligently followed up with all potential leads. At the time of the Close, all of the paperwork were handled professionally and accurately. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for an experienced realtor.

Raj Thakur

We had such a great experience with Sandi when we moved to Orange County in 1999, so she was our automatic choice when we sold the property in 2016!

Sandi gave us practical advice during all stages of our sale. She expertly staged our home and then was skillful and enthusiastic in creating market interest before our open house. Sandi is friendly,personable and professional. You can trust her to keep the process moving along and to guide you in making important decisions. Thanks Sandi for making our move as stress-free as possible ! You're the best!

Jane and David Ollard

This letter is in regards to the outstanding customer service that we received from Gaylene Rice.

She demonstrated the highest degree of ethical professionalism in the industry as well as being an absolute pleasure to work with. When my husband and I were relocating from Bakersfield to Orange County, Gaylene met with us to show available properties. She was always on time and well prepared with copies of all the listings we would be viewing and even had snacks and water for us if needed. Her knowledge of the neighborhoods and surrounding areas that were of interest to us was very helpful in making our final decision to purchase a home. She negotiated the best deal for us and we are very happy with our new home. My husband and I would highly recommend Gaylene to anyone buying or selling a home and we would gladly work with her again in the future.

Myrth Boozer

We have only good things to say about Jackie - she helped us find and purchase our very first home so we were glad to have a friendly professional to help us through.

We had a tight timeline but she got it done and guided us expertly through the search, visits, negotiations, and financial/paperwork  stages. We recommend her highly and will definitely use her again.

Murray and Amy are good friends of mine and when it came time to sell my house I knew where to turn for a great realtor.

They are the best in the biz and I also used them to find an interim rental and then to help me purchase my forever home. The whole selling then buying processes were easy breezy with this team.

Kopec

Karen did a great job of marketing and selling my property.

I appreciate her help and knowledge of the local market to get me a fair deal. She helped the escrow process move along quickly.

Jolynn M. Lysne

Maria was absolutely wonderful!

Very helpful and very patient. We probably looked through 8 houses and she was so glad to show us and help us find the best option for our family! When we didn’t like the homes we saw, she suggested two lists more to us! I really appreciate that she did that for us because we finally found the best home for us. She was just the best real estate agent we found in about 10 years of being here in California. I would 10/10 definitely recommend her to everyone!

Lily Nguyen

My husband and I cannot say enough wonderful things about Carole Mancini.

Due to a severe back injury my husband and I were forced to sell our two story condo and find a single story home. Which would not have been such an insurmountable task had it not been during the housing crash. Like most, we were upside down. For us it wasn't an issue of not being able to afford our place, just the major issue of me no longer being able to live in a home with stairs. We needed a miracle... and Carole gave us one. We were able to short sale our home (in Lake Forest) and purchase a new one. We are currently living in a beautiful single story home in Mission Viejo and couldn't be happier. She can't guarantee the same results since my situation was pretty rare, but I will always sing Carole's praises and send anyone and everyone to her for outstanding care and service."            

COLLEEN & TIM HENGGELER

Patient, friendly , and professional

Xiao Xu

After working with previous realtors with no house to call our own, we found and turned to Jackie.

With her expertise, her negotiation skills, and her willingness to learn who we were and what we wanted, we were able to land our dream home in a matter of a few weeks. I would recommend her to  friends and family who are looking to find live in the Orange County area. She knows the county in and out and we look forward to working with her in the future!

Karen is the ultimate professional.

We have used her at least 5 times to lease our condo. Every time she goes above and beyond what you would expect. Probably could not have kept our condo when we moved from Orange County if we did not have Karen to help us keep it leased. Would recommend her over and over.

Madden Family Trust

Tracy Bryant is an amazing realtor.

She helped us find our home within 2 days and we were approved!  She is fast, dependable, and persistent and we will be coming back to her in the future! I would highly recommend her to all of my friends.

Tracy Camarano

Absolutely amazing experience.

Although I had difficulties with the offer, lending and negotiating, Dean was absolutely amazing at all of it. Always ensuring I haven't missed anything and taking care of everything.

Benjamin Lo

Nancy Aynehchi was a referral through a family member.

We interviewed a few realtors before my husband and I met Nancy Aynehchi. I must say we were impressed by her knowledge and love for real estate. We had decided to sell our home where we raised our kids so it was a bit emotional for us. Nancy’s professionalism, patience & honesty carried us through the process. She walked us through the steps and we felt very comfortable. Because of her extensive and professional marketing, she sold our house with multiple offers for much more than we expected. We highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to buy or sell.

Dina Aminnia

Long story short, Gene did a great job selling our house in record time and helping find and buy the new one, all in a contingent manner.

As a realtor, his disciplined, process driven approach combined with a high level of transparency and honesty is exemplar. From the very first meeting he left a good impression. We quickly realized he is trustable (which he proved to be true), reliable and dependable. He moved both sell and buy processes with clear steps, helping us making key decisions at each stage by giving helpful information and good advice. With Gene we were as confident as we could be from day one, and together we completed the rather difficult, back to back sell and by job with the minimum amount of stress and confusion. He is a great agent, a great friend and a great guy. Highly recommended.

Reza

Karen sold me the condo many years ago.

She is easy to talk to and explained everything I didn't understand. She was patient, kind and always available.

Meg Garduno Living Trust

It was an absolute pleasure to work with Charles.

His responsiveness and knowledge of the area made finding and closing the deal on our new home a joy.

Alexander Lee Hunter A. Weeks Brad E. Guerrero

Janice was amazing and got us a great price in one day.

She went above and beyond helping us make decisions and preparing the property. We were thrilled and amazed. Thank you Janice!

Pearl Bookbinder

I moved to Ca in 2004 and started shopping for a house in late 2005.

I tried 2 different realtors that were recommended by friends but had been disappointed with their services, so I started surfing on the internet myself to look for houses. I met Mary Kay that way. I was immediately impressed with her professionalism and no pressure sales attitude after the first meeting. Mary Kay listened to me carefully and have always catered to my needs instead of trying to "sell me" a house that I don't want or don't feel comfortable buying. I have since then purchased 2 houses with her (one when I was single and one with my husband) in different locations. Mary Kay is very knowledgeable about real estate and can handle difficult situations with grace and professionalism. She also helps us handle the rental property now since we are both working professionals. I personally had a great experience with Mary Kay for the last 8 years and I would definitely say she is the person to go to and trust if you are buying or selling a house!!  ~ Flora C.

Charles was fantastic!

He was super helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and responsive. He was great at helping us filter and evaluate our options, honest about his impressions of various places and a consummate professional. He even gave us video walkthroughs of apartments we were interested in while we were out of state. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a new home.

Tristan Nixon & Nia Dowell

Nancy is one of the best real estate agents I have ever worked with.

I have worked with many agents in the past and none have provided the service I received from Nancy. Her marketing plan is extremely well planned, she strives to reach perfection for each stage. She is very responsive, regardless of the weekend, holidays, they respond to my emails, text messages right away. Truly enjoy working with her. Highly recommend her to everyone.

Majid Shahbazi

Mary Kay was the best!

She was extremely patient, proactive, diligent and responsive. While it took us over a year to find the right house, Mary Kay was as pleasant and helpful on day one as she was on day 400. She listened to our wants and needs and always represented our interests. We always recommend her to anyone we know in the market to buy or sell a home.  - Shawne K.

Janice was professional, competent and responsive at all times.

She inspires confidence.

Anita and Davinder Kapur

Murry and Amy are the best of the best.

Murry helped guide us through this stressful experience, his knowledge and experience are essential to getting as much as we could expect for our property, his suggestions about staging our home for sale made the difference. Amy was very helpful in writing up a nice explanation of our home in the listing, her description made our home irresistible! The photographer they use was easy to work with and his pictures were spectacular. Every step was critical to us and thanks to Murry and Amy we got a great buyer who wants to preserve our old homes integrity. Thank you Murry and Amy Falk, you are the best of the best!

Swartz

Sandi was incredible to work with on our house purchasing experience.

We relocated from the east coast to the west coast and Sandi was very helpful. She understands the Orange County market and was very helpful in finding the right fit for our needs. She is very detail oriented and provided us with all the information we needed to make a decision. We could not be more pleased with her follow up and helping us have an overall positive experience during the moving process.

john hoskins

Working with Vida from First Team exceeded any of my expectations.

She is knowledgeable, approachable, personable, endlessly patient, and incredibly generous with her time (including mornings, evenings, and weekends over the course of several months). She answered every question and explained every form and every part of the process clearly and thoroughly. She came to our first meeting enthusiastic and well prepared, and every interaction I had with her after that was the same. She proposed an efficient sale process, arranged for the staging and photographs, gave me good and thoughtfully critical advice on finishing the house. Buying/selling a home in this market is challenging, but working with Vida made it as painless and straightforward as possible. I highly recommend her. She’s the best!

Parisa Hsi

Ms.

Jenean Hill is simply the best REALTOR with whom I have ever worked.   Before continuing, I would like to add some context for that statement. I am a retiree and a real estate investor, so I have been around the block a few times. I have sold properties in various parts of California and in Florida, and I have been on the fringes of the real estate industry for the past twenty-six years. I can name more real estate agents than I can major league sluggers...and I am a life-long baseball fan.   My mother-in-law founded a prestigious and highly successful real estate brokerage in one of the most affluent areas of California. That firm was later sold to Coldwell Banker. She has been the personal agent/broker for high-end clients for over thirty-five years, some of them CEOs of Fortune 50 companies. She has bought and sold two properties for me. She is the ultimate professional, yet I stand by my statement above: Jenean is the best.   Jenean Hill is successful because:   1) She is honest'she does what she says she will do. Actually, in our transaction, she did more than she said she would do.   2) She demonstrates a sense of urgency. Things get done. They get done soon, and they get done well.   3) She stays personally involved at a detailed level. The property she sold on our behalf required a serious facelift and some corrections of code violations. She communicated clearly what was needed, she mapped out an aggressive schedule, she selected excellent vendors, and she personally managed the renovation project. Materials used or purchased by the vendors were reimbursed at cost; no 'service fees? or mark-ups were added. When a certain type of light fixture was needed, Jenean went to Home Depot?a place that intimidates the heck out of me?to get just the right one, on sale.   4) She finds solutions, regardless of the challenge. W

Martin and Laura are exceptional Realtors.

 They make an outstanding team, and in my opinion are among the best in the business.We utilized Martin and Laura's services in connection with a short sale of a condominium, and in the purchase of a new home.  They were able to produce outstanding results in the difficult and unique situations that these transactions presented.I was repeatedly impressed with their willingness to go above and beyond in working to achieve our goals, even where those goals at times seemed impossible.  They approached my questions and concerns with patience and understanding, and handled the entire process with honesty and integrity. At the end of the day, they got the job done and I was very happy with the results.Over the years I have come to appreciate Martin and Laura's genuine and deep understanding of the real estate transaction process.  I know I can rely on their advice, and wholeheartedly recommend their services to anyone. 

M.T.

My wife Lou Wanna and I just want to express our pleasure with the job Grace Tu did selling our home in Irvine.

She is very pleasant and was very easy to work with during the entire process. In addition to obtaining top dollar, she did a wonderful job of marketing our property and attracting potential buyers to our home. She held frequent open houses and made every effort to sell the property to a well qualified buyer. She was also very responsive and quick to return messages when we had questions or issues. She did a very good job during the escrow period making certain everything that needed to be done was done so properly and promptly. I would highly recommend you consider selecting her to be your agent when you consider selling or buying a home.

Harold Katz

Rob was a professional every step of the way on both selling my condo and buying my new home.

He was available both night and day to answer questions and make recommendations. The photos of the condo I was selling were increadably well done, truely exceptional. I don't know how Rob managed it, but he would answer the phone on the first ring each time I called him, he always made me feel like I was his only client (when actually I knew he had others besides me). We ran into some challenges on my transaction, but Rob was able to negotiate that minefield skillfully, and I am now happily in my new home. I highly recommend Rob to anyone needing to sell or buy, you won't be disappointed! I am grateful that I discovered Rob thru a neighbor, who was another very satisfied customer.

Donna C.

The professional relationship with Gaylene started with my wife and me the day after Christmas 2014.

We sat down together and worked out the details to sell out condo. We needed the proceeds of the condo sale to help us toward our new house purchase. At the time my wife was 8 months pregnant with our third child. We worked quickly to put the condo in a presentable state. Gaylene worked very close with us to ensure no details were missed. I don’t know how she does it, but she had at least one showing everyday for us and the open houses were very well attended. After a buyer was established, Gaylene literally helped them and the buyer’s agent through the loan process. Her diligence single handily got our condo sold to this buyer. It wasn’t just the way she connected with us as clients but the frequency of her communication. We always felt in touch with Gaylene. Trying to sell a home while having a child was not easy, but she understood that...sometimes better then we did. We would not have wanted to go through this process with anyone else. We have never met someone in this or any industry that worked as hard for us.

Ben Kindreich

she is awesome.

She is the absolute best option in the business.

Fred Bastanifar

For 8 years I've known Ms.

Vickie, and been doing all my refinancing with my 2 properties (of which one was bought from her), I find her a great & respectful realtor. She knows what she's doing, she guides you to the right & proper way of handling your real estate needs and she's always there to help. I will rate her to the highest level.

Anrym

Joan was very responsive and proved she was on our side during the negotiation.

Kristin McMullen

From day one Carole was outstanding.

She was very responsive and professional. She is super sweet. She was informative about the leasing process. I am so grateful for her and i will definitely recommend her to my family and friends.

Alejandra & Fabian Ruiz

We were very lucky to have Laura and Martin as our agents for our first home.

They guided us with great patience through this complicated short-sale process. They are very professional, working as a team and always on top of things. We would highly recommend this enthusiastic and friendly couple. Thank you, Laura and Martin!

C.Z.

"Thank you for your work on this.

You are our favorite Realtors! You always go the extra step" David and Diane, Irvine

My wife and I recently bought a home in Lake Forest and we were not aware how stressful the process can get.

Two of my very close friends recommended Lisa and Jeff and we wanted to meet and give it a shot. From the moment my wife and I met them we knew we were in good hands. They were well prepared even before meeting with us. They explained all the aspects of buying a house and answered every single question we asked (we had a lot since this was our first home). They are the perfect couple working in harmony. If one of them is busy with something the other one was there to rescue. Any realtor can show you houses but you know see the difference especially after you open escrow. Lisa and Jeff were well prepared and knowledgeable to make the escrow process easy. They were very information during the process and on top of any issues that came up during the process. They were following up on issues with seller's realtor even after the escrow was closed to get them done. Lisa and Jeff treated us like we were a part of their family. It doesn't matter if you are buying 300K house or 3M, they make you feel like you are buying a 30M house... I don't think anyone could even get closer to the quality of their service. If you are trying to decide who to pick as your realtor in OC, you HAVE to call Lisa and Jeff before you make any decisions. Onur & Elif, Lake Forest

Dear Sandi and Debbie, I cannot begin to tell you just how much I appreciate your help with making a very scary and stressful step in life, much easier.

I appreciate your taking as much time with me and answering my many phone calls. Any time I have the opportunity to recommend you, you can believe me when I say you are appreciated more than you realize. I'll be singing your praises! Thanks again. Kathryn

I would not work anywhere else!

! The support and attention that Terry provides is beyond helpful. I so much appreciate working in this truly team atmosphere where the smiles don't stop after you sign. Thank you, Terry, for always being there.

Trudy Angeloni

Dear Dan and Sandi, Just a quick note to share with you how much we appreciate the excellent service provided by Sandi and First Team Real Estate with finding Sam and Nernante Pierre-Louis a property in the area.

  As Sam notes below, they are truly grateful for Sandi’s efforts that went above and beyond. On behalf of St. Joseph Health, it was our hope that their transition to the area would go smoothly.  Thanks to Sandi it sounds like everything turned out well. Thank you again for everything.

Judy Schweitzer

Dean did exactly what he said he would do: sell our house quickly and at a great price.

He was very mindful of our priorities (including minimal staging and showings) throughout the process and could not have been any nicer and more pleasant to work with. Thanks Dean!

Matthew McCarey

Lisa and Jeff were great in understanding our family needs and helped facilitate a process with minimal impact to our family.

The home sold quickly and we were very happy with the result.

Jennie A.

Tracy have been of a great help by the past, so it was not a question who to call when we have been on the market for a new rental again.

She has been super reactive and listening to our special needs. A listing available 2 hours after the first request, one visit the day after, and we signed 2 days after only !

Guewen & Nelly Reynaud

Gaylene found the perfect home for me and my family.

She took time to understand our needs and budget and worked tirelessly to fulfill all of our wishes. Purchasing a home is daunting but with her guidance and patience we made it through the process unscathed. I recommend Gaylene whether buying your first home or your tenth.

Jayne Cubos

We've known Marina for approximately 5 - 5-1/2 years.

We met her when we were looking for someone to lease our home. We leased our home twice during this timeframe and both tenants were terrific. We never had any problems, the tenants were very nice & responsible, and Marina was always there for us if we needed her. We were in contact with Marina during the entire time our home was leased, whether by her great emails or meeting for a friendly lunch. Marina is a very responsible realtor and takes her job seriously, and she is so very friendly and always offers to help us in any way she can. We now have our home up for Lease (or Sale) again, and Marina is the only one we want to handle this for us. We trust her completely. Sincerely, Ann and Donn Bergeman

Donn & Ann Bergeman

Nancy is a true Gem.

She was positive and helpful throughout the entire process of Renting our new home. I could not ask for a better representative for matching our needs to the Home of our choice. Would recommend her to anyone and will often.

Mark Dillard

My daughter started with Joan this fall.

I can not give Joan enough praise! She has been amazing and my daughter truly enjoys her teacher and mandarin so much. I'm amazed at how much she has learned in a short amount of time. It's very impressive. She has been instrumental in my daughters love of language. Such a great investment in her future. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to learn Mandarin. Khraich, CA, 2/17/2016

Altssa Khraich

Nancy has been so helpful throughout our move-in process!

She is responsive and is quick to help us with any questions we have. It is clear that Nancy cares about her clients and is committed to providing a positive experience!

DEMI M SHOKRY

We selected Lisa and Jeff to help us sell our home in Irvine and think it was the best decision we could have made!

Both Lisa and Jeff were involved in preparing our home for sale, including coordinating painters, stagers and handymen. They went through each room with us and made recommendations that would help us get as much money as possible for our home. They also kept us up to date on the current market conditions as we prepared our home for sale. They did such a great job in getting our home ready for sale. Their first open house weekend had over 150 people and within a week, had received 2 offers! Lisa & Jeff took the time to do a detailed review of the offers with us so that we clearly understood the terms. They were with us throughout the escrow process, keeping us informed with frequent status updates. There was a lot of paperwork that required our signatures, and Lisa and Jeff made sure we understood what we were signing. Because of their negotiation skills, at the end, we got more money for our home than we would have ever thought. They clearly had our best interest in mind. We had bought and sold more than 15 properties in California. Lisa and Jeff are the best. They worked so hard for us and we would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone!

Mr. & Mrs. Woo, Irvine

Working with Murray on purchasing a house was a great overall experience.

He helped us narrow down and focus on our most important and desired home features. Walked us through and explained every step of the process. Overall, very happy with the experience and outcome.

Oconnor/Sardarianpour

I couldn't have asked for a better team than Lisa & Jeff.

They live in my community and I noticed whenever they would list a house, it would sell quickly. I have never sold a home before, but they were right there with me every step of the way. From our first consultation, they were armed with comps, facts and market trends. The open house was extremely well advertised and thought out. Their expertise quickly proved its weight in gold as I had an offer within days. Not once did I ever have to pick up the phone and ask where the status lay with closing . . . they were in constant contact whether it be by phone, text or email to keep me up to date. Additionally, they went above and beyond to help advise about staging, repairs and other activities that were hard for me to address as I had moved out of state. I would not hesitate to refer my family and friends to Lisa and Jeff.

Tracey Wynhoff

Dear Mary Kay, You never hesitated to make yourself available.

  You kindly sacrificed your personal time, late evening or weekends.  You brought calm assurance & grace and sensitivity to the emotional aspect of selling our home.  We sincerely appreciate all you did on our behalf.  It was a pleasure and comfort to be in your very capable and caring hands.  In addition to your obvious competence with all aspects of the real estate process, you bring something extra.  A kind and generous spirit.  With heartfelt gratitude, Dick and Eula P.

Meriam is amazing from all aspects, understood my needs, she is very knowledgeable, willing to drive anywhere, helped me with my loan, and was always willing to help even though I initially told her that I may end up not buying anything ( I did buy eventually ).

Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $325K in Ontario, CA.

Jackie was an absolute lifesaver for me and my family.

She not only helped me sell a house for the first time (which needed work by the way, not a super easy feat) but she gave the confidence to also buy a house of my own and know I was making a good decision. Unlike other agents I have met she is able to share her expertise without condescension and she is always there, day or night, to answer a question or provide feedback. If I didn't love my new house so much I would 1,000% work with her right now to find a different one. Thanks so much Jackie!!!!

Brittany Garcia

Great and friendly professional in the business!

Fernando Gonzalez

"Gaylene is the only realtor I will ever use again.

She sold our home for over asking in Irvine and negotiated the beautiful ocean view home we purchased in San Clemente. She’s a great realtor and goes above and beyond to service her clients. Professional, experienced, friendly, and has a strong commitment to doing what’s best for her clients. Love her loyalty! We plan on selling our San Clemente home in the near future and she’s the realtor I’ll use. We’ll be selling in the 2million dollar range and I know she’ll work hard to get the best price for our home. She offers her expertise in presenting your home for sale. She’s amazing!"

Sherry Jarrett

Karen was kind, prompt, professional and I really felt like she cared about me.

She worked with my quick timeline and made the move-in process incredibly easy and enjoyable. Thank you for your help, Karen!

Heather Parks

We have worked with the Zwolaks in the past so when it came time to move we reached out to them again.

With such a large purchase we were a bit nervous and it took us months to find the right place. Jason and Susan were with us every step of the way and really helped make the entire process more  manageable. They really went above and beyond to make us comfortable and confident. Thanks to their patience and determination we finally closed on our perfect home at a great price and sold our previous home in no time at all!

Alexandra & Cameron Deines

Jason and Susan Zwolak were amazing to work with!

Being a first time home-buyer and not having much experience in the field, they literally took my hand and guided me the entire way. I could not have asked for a better experience with Jason and Susan when it came to their professionalism and honesty. Issues arose along the way, out of our control, and they were always prepared and ready to tackle any issues. They were very patient with me and my experience and always had suggestions or advice to guide me in the right direction. Jason and Susan would answer all questions and made themselves available by phone, text or email. I will gladly recommend Jason and Susan to anybody who is looking to buy, or sell, a home.

Kathy P

Jackie was absolutely amazing during this entire process.

Since this was our first home, Jackie was patient and listened to exactly what we were looking for. She was very knowledgeable about the south Orange County area and gave us an overview of each area, from Irvine to Laguna. We had an  extremely short turnaround time since we had just moved from New York City, my wife was 6 months pregnant, and we were living out of hotels. Jackie narrowed the home search to a few perfect homes, and eventually helped us find the exact one we wanted, secure lending, and close escrow all within in 30 days!!!! Yes, 30 days!!! Not sure how it could have been a better process. Once we moved in, Jackie brought over a house warming gift; literally, she gave us a wonderful outdoor heater for our back patio, which we loved. I would absolutely recommend Jackie and look forward to calling her when we purchase our next home.

Jason Abdullah

Lisa and Jeff Anderson continue to demonstrate strong working knowledge of the market, plus great skills, and wonderful client service.

Having known them for years (and I live out of state) they ably set accurate expectations when we did decide to list our property. All recommended vendors,  including the excellent staging service, were reliable and reasonably priced. Any buyer or seller would be well represented by this talented team. Thank you, Lisa and Jeff Anderson!

Judi D.

Grace is a very helpful nd nice person.

She is always willing to help others. She is professional in real estate. I will highly recommend her to my friends.

Wei Yang

My wife and I first met Tracy at an open house.

The listing wasn't hers: she was there to help an associate realtor who was somewhat new to the business. She was personable, polite, knowledgeable, and came across as very genuine. She made us feel very comfortable and was not the least bit pushy. Before we connected with Tracy, we had been looking to possibly move in order to be closer to our young grandchildren and had met other realtors at open houses. One of those realtors was very nice and like Tracy, wasn't pushy. She sent us listings and told us to let her know if there was anything we'd like to see. We were going through dozens of listings on an almost daily basis from which we picked a few to see but nothing came close to matching all the positive aspects of our current home. We had infrequent contact with this realtor as she was only reactive to us wanting to see a house and not proactive in personally helping us find one. Our daughter and son-in-law were experiencing the same level of service from the realtor they were using in their search for a new home in the same area they were currently living. To say the least, we were all disappointed that we were doing most of the legwork for which we would receive none of the commission. As it happened, we very much liked the home where we met Tracy. We had kept in contact, Tracy showing us the house again for a second and third time, always interested and attentive to our needs. We decided to put an offer in with the caveat that we sell our current home prior to the close of this one. Tracy had seen our home and assured us it would be an easy sell. After a couple of counter offers a price was agreed upon with the understanding we sell our home within seventeen days. Honestly, I didn't have a lot of hope the deal would go through. As mentioned above, I really liked our current home and was not going to sell it for less than I felt it was worth. With a deadline of seventeen days, I told my wife not to get her hopes up. Enter Tracy. Two open houses and twelve days later, we sold our house for over asking price. It seemed Tracy never stopped during that period, putting all her efforts into not only getting the job done, but keeping us informed and happy throughout the process. Since then, our kids went to Tracy and she poured her efforts into finding them their dream house. They love their new home and they're now just ten minutes away from us. Next, it was my niece and her fiance. They're slated to move into their beautiful new home at the end of the month, just prior to their November wedding. It may sound naive but I sincerely feel Tracy's utmost concern is her client's happiness. She knows the commission will come as a result. Unlike so many realtors who seem to put the commission above their clients' needs or let the internet do almost all of their walking, Tracy doggedly gets the job done to her clients' utmost satisfaction. She handles all concerns and problems along the way and doesn't rest until the work is complete. Today, our family is happy to call Tracy our friend, not just our realtor. She and her husband Terry are included in family get-togethers and celebrations and typical of Tracy, she jumps into food prep or decoration hanging or anything else that needs to be done to help make the day both memorable and enjoyable for everyone. Steve & Kathy M

Steve & Kathy M

1)      When it comes to selecting our real estate agent to help us sell our house in Corona my wife and I were very cautious and selective.

We did the whole nine yard with the interview selection process with a handful of agents. After spending 3 days of interviewing multiple agents we selected Phoebe for her knowledgeable of the Corona area, professionalism, understanding of our circumstances, genuine sincerity, great attitude and persistent. She helped us navigate the process, made strategic recommendations and kept us confident and calm from throughout the sale process. As a result, my wife and I are very satisfied with Phoebe and the service she provided.  Thank you Phoebe!

Buying a home is a stressful adventure, and having a great realtor makes it a lot smoother.

We actually had a team of two great realtors! I cannot recommend Khan Varnishung and Becky Lu highly enough. We were looking for a good buyer’s agent when it came to real estate, but most reviews only seemed to come from people who were selling houses. We had an uphill battle - when we were looking (Spring 2017.) Ten days was a long time for a house to be on the market. Most houses we liked sold within two or three days of being listed. Before we found Khan and Becky, the few times we bid on a house it went for at least $5k-10k OVER the asking price. It was without a doubt a seller’s market. The quick overview: 1. Listened and remembered what we wanted and what were deal breakers 2. Met us several times and showed us a number of houses as quickly and conveniently for us. 3. Spent hours (yes hours… at one place my father insisted on bringing survey equipment to measure the slope of a patio) with us looking at various houses. 4. Available whenever we had a question or a concern. 5. Showed us places that were not yet listed on the MLS 6. Offered insightful advice on each particular house, the seller, price, upcoming market, and a numerous other details 7. Arranged portfolios with specific details on each home we looked at, including statistical data that we requested they include (I’m a big fan of hard numbers - for example I can tell you the kilowatt hours of all the refrigerators we researched). When we began working with Khan and Becky, they immediately set up an appointment to meet with us. To get the ball rolling quickly, they drove out to meet us near my husband’s work during his lunch hour. When we had first talked with them, we described vaguely what we wanted in terms of location, square footage, and price range. They came to the meeting with a prepared portfolio of houses that fit our general description. Having combed through the MLS recently I was familiar with a number of the listings, and went through why we dismissed some and why we were interested in others. Here’s where they really stand out: they listened and remembered the things we thought were important. One difference between a realtor who’s good at helping you sell and one good at helping you buy is in the search. The market has a limited number of homes, this is true, but the main job of the realtor is to find those homes and bring them to you. You need to get Khan and Becky on your team. They are the best!

Dania & Dominic

I just wanted to write you to let you know what a wonderful agent you have in Sandi Griffo.

  She was a dream to work with in recently selling our house in Lake Forest.  She was honest, hardworking, and always had our interests at heart.  She evaluated our house and told us what we would have to do to fix up the house to get it ready to sell and earn top dollar. She did a terrific job in marketing the house by holding a wine and cheese open house for the neighborhood followed by a general open house on the weekend.  And that was amazing.  I was there for the open house and another real estate agent who lived in the neighborhood dropped by and cornered me while Sandi was busy with other potential buyers. He said, “I can help you hold an open house.” “Look around you.  We’re already holding an open house” Then he said, “I can get you additional coverage by advertising your house on my website.” I replied, “Sandi’s already advertised us on the website of the largest real estate company in Orange County.  How are you going to top that?” Then this realtor, who supposedly specialized in my neighborhood, asked me how we had come up with the list price for the house.  I told him Sandi had reviewed the comps with us and recommended the list price based upon the comps with similar houses in the neighborhood and knowing what was going on in the market. We agreed that $799K would be the right list price. And then he said, “Well, you have it terribly over-priced.” “You can leave now.” We had the house listed at $799K.  The open house was on the Saturday before Easter.  On Monday, we received 3 offers: one for $815K, one for $820K, and one for $845K!!! Multiple offers, and each one of them over list price!!!  It doesn’t get any better than that! Because of Sandi’s hard work, professionalism and experience, she knew exactly how to place our house in the market so we would get maximum exposure, drive up the interest in the house and achieve maximum value.  She held our hands through the whole process, providing excellent advice, guiding us through every step of the way, all the time while maintaining a cheery, positive attitude.  She was a Godsend to work with.

Randy Barnhart

It is the third time in the past 4 years that we have hired Murray Falk.

Each and every time, Murray has delivered in every respect. He is knowledgeable, responsive, and fair. His advice on the market and on strategies is always spot on. Murray has a good perception of what is truly important in a deal, but is also paying attention to the details that could make a difference in the long run. He really has the best interest of his customers at heart and is not in the business to make a quick buck. It has always been a pleasure to work with him and we'll definitely use his services again in the future for our real estate brokerage needs.

Norton

With my less than stellar financial state, I never imagined that I could own my own home, but Marina made it all possible!

Whenever I can, I give out referrals for her to others looking for a realtor.

Kimberly Chung

Sandi Griffo assisted me in the sale of my house in Lake Forest, and I must say she is the quintessential agent.

My best interests were always at the forefront of all she did as my real estate agent. Everything, from pricing and staging the house, conducting the open house, and closing the sale were done with the utmost care and professionalism. Because of Sandi's efforts, I received five full price offers and three additional offers above the asking price - on the same day! My house sold in less than seven days when the average sale at that time was took 30-60 days. Sandi has my highest and most enthusiastic recommendation as a real estate agent. When I buy my next home, Sandi will be the first person I call.

Jim Rogers

Marina provided an excellent overview of the Orange County market.

We had hoped to purchase a home but circumstances shifted so that we had to rent for a year. She was most helpful in scouting out potential properties in advance as well as setting up appointments to tour these various rental homes. She accompanied us on the "hunt" which proved to be difficult because of low inventory and a competitive market environment. during the process, she offered great insight and feedback. once a lease was signed, marina communicated with the other leasing agent and let us know exactly what we needed to do. she gave detailed instructions and was always prompt in responding to any questions, concerns, etc. her main focus is you, the client and making sure that you are happy and fit happily in your new home.

Mikio and Christina Nihira

Our experience with Cathy was phenomenal!

We purchased a condo and she made us feel like we were buying a multi-million dollar home. She was very attentive to all our needs and addressed any and all of our concerns no matter how big or small with diligence, haste and ease. She made the experience for us as first-time home buyers very comfortable. If you are in the market to buy a home we highly recommend Cathy. She will give you the attention and service any home buyer deserves! Thank you Cathy for helping us find our perfect home!

Euliza & Sean Connolly

Sandi Griffo at First Team Real Estate has been an absolute pleasure to work with.

We've relocated 6 times and out of all our agents across the country, Sandi has stood out the most from a customer service level, professionalism and as the best agent we know. We were originally relocated from Ohio to Orange County in 2009 and to take advantage of the market and get adjusted to the higher prices we took our time shopping and we decided to lease for a year.  Sandi helped us get acclimated to the market and prices and made us feel comfortable in deciding on a lease.  After a year we were ready to purchase and Sandi was there to show us many homes that matched our criteria.  She was patient and always had our best interest at heart. We purchased a beautiful home in Trabuco Canyon and did extensive landscape and hardscape.  Once we were finished with our interior and exterior improvements in about 18 months we found out that we were being relocated again, this time to Florida.  The only agent my wife and I would consider was, of course, Sandi Griffo because of our past experience with her.  Again, dealing for the third time with our Real Estate needs, Sandi was extremely professional, well informed, kind and always had our best interest at heart.  She listed our Trabuco home and did exactly what she had presented to us in her listing guideline. Sandi kept us informed during the entire process of selling our home and we sold our home during the most challenging time of the home selling season, and that was during the holidays.  Sandi was able to deliver on everything she said she would deliver on and it could not have gone any easier. We would highly recommend Sandi Griffo to any of our friends in Orange County for any of their Real Estate needs.

Dan & Candace Gittere

The best residential broker I have ever used.

I have worked in Southern Calif. as a commercial real estate broker for over 50 years, specializing in both office and industrial development. As a result I do know a good broker when I see one and Jenean is one of the best

John McPhillips

Mike and I just wanted to send a quick note to thank you so much for helping us with selling our house and buying a new house.

It was emotionally difficult to decide to sell our house in the first place, but you comforted us from the beginning assuring us that nothing is set in stone and we could change our minds if became too difficult. You were very helpful in doing a walkthrough of our house and telling us things we needed to do to help with the sale and referring all the people that could help with the work. Everyone you referred did a great job in whatever it was that needed to be done. Also, when it came time to list, we appreciated the time you took to stage our house and having a great photographer take such wonderful pictures. We think all the things you did made all the difference by the fact that we were the last of three homes with the same floor plan in the development to list but yet the first to sell. You were as equally helpful on the house buying front by setting up the email notification of homes that met our criteria as soon as it came on the market. You were so patient in showing so many different types of houses. We probably confused you at some point about what we were looking to buy, but at the end, we got exactly what we were looking for. Thank you for patiently answering our many, many, many questions!!!It was comforting to have both of you as team because it felt like we were getting two perspectives on everything. We always felt you were great but didn't even realize how great until we had to deal with an agent in the buying process that was not so great (we'll be nice and not name names).Thank you again for everything. Mike & Katie, Tustin Ranch

Lisa and Jeff's work on behalf of the client is outstanding.

Demonstrating strong knowledge, sheer hard work and discipline, and superior communication skills, they are true client advocates! Thank you, Lisa and Jeff, for your guidance on our Tustin Ranch property!

Laura Driscoll

Carole is the absolut best.

She worked so professionally with the other party who made mistakes and made promises he never remembered. Carole had tough clients (us) to place. She stayed focused and followed through. Carole is honest and always a pro. Carole is awesome and we will sing her praises for years to come. Thank you, Carole Mancini!

Frederic and Victoria Topping

After at least eight transactions with Nancy, we are very satisfied with her expertise and efficiency.

No matter what comes up, she handles it quickly and professionally.

Piper Nicholas

Dear Tracy, My daughter and I want to thank you so much for helping us find a condo!

  You responded to any requests to see properties. You were a very patience and amazing realtor! We would most definitely recommend you to anybody interested in buying or selling a property. Thanks again for everything! Julie P

Julie P

Terry was great to work with.

TLC

Buying a home is a stressful adventure, and having a great realtor makes it a lot smoother.

We actually had a team of two great realtors! I cannot recommend Khan Varnishung and Becky Lu highly enough. We were looking for a good buyer’s agent when it came to real estate, but most reviews only seemed to come from people who were selling houses. We had an uphill battle - when we were looking (Spring 2017.) Ten days was a long time for a house to be on the market. Most houses we liked sold within two or three days of being listed. Before we found Khan and Becky, the few times we bid on a house it went for at least $5k-10k OVER the asking price. It was without a doubt a seller’s market. The quick overview: 1. Listened and remembered what we wanted and what were deal breakers 2. Met us several times and showed us a number of houses as quickly and conveniently for us. 3. Spent hours (yes hours… at one place my father insisted on bringing survey equipment to measure the slope of a patio) with us looking at various houses. 4. Available whenever we had a question or a concern. 5. Showed us places that were not yet listed on the MLS 6. Offered insightful advice on each particular house, the seller, price, upcoming market, and a numerous other details 7. Arranged portfolios with specific details on each home we looked at, including statistical data that we requested they include (I’m a big fan of hard numbers - for example I can tell you the kilowatt hours of all the refrigerators we researched). When we began working with Khan and Becky, they immediately set up an appointment to meet with us. To get the ball rolling quickly, they drove out to meet us near my husband’s work during his lunch hour. When we had first talked with them, we described vaguely what we wanted in terms of location, square footage, and price range. They came to the meeting with a prepared portfolio of houses that fit our general description. Having combed through the MLS recently I was familiar with a number of the listings, and went through why we dismissed some and why we were interested in others. Here’s where they really stand out: they listened and remembered the things we thought were important. One difference between a realtor who’s good at helping you sell and one good at helping you buy is in the search. The market has a limited number of homes, this is true, but the main job of the realtor is to find those homes and bring them to you. You need to get Khan and Becky on your team. They are the best!

Dania and Dominic

I have been with a few different companies over my real estate career, and dealt with many managers and people who are in charge of hundreds of agents.

In my dealings with these people I have never come across anyone like Terry. Although he has created massive success in his real estate career, he is very humble and treats everyone as his equal. He is truly "one of us." I have come to him with many different challenges and without exception he has made time for me, and not only "helped" me but given me a concrete solution and a plan. Terry doesn't just "give you a fish" he teaches you "how to fish." Of the many things that I admire about Terry is this... In this competitive industry (real estate) there is tremendous pressure from Corporate placed on upper management to put the company first. And that being said, one of the things that really stands out about Terry is that he always puts the individual agent first! And in doing that he makes the entire company much better. And as Billionaire Richard Branson says "Your biggest value in business isn't your customers, it is your employees, if you take great care of your employees, they will take great care of your customers! That is exactly what Terry does, and thus we ALL benefit from his philosophy! My only regret about Terry is that I didn't meet him a long time ago!

Gregg Perrah

Just wanted to let you know how grateful both Kathy and I feel about the great job you did on the sale and closing of the townhouse in Hampton Court in Orange.

  You were able to find a solid buyer and got us a great price with an unheard of five-day escrow, wow!  If people only realized how hard you worked at listing, showing and closing this transaction they would have a difficult time choosing another agent.  My rating for you is a TWO THUMBS UP!  Great job, Carole, and thanks again.

STEVE & KATHY GIRAUD

It's a great experience to work with Grace Tu, not only being good at Professionalism, Communication, Negotiation skills, Responsiveness and Market Expertise, but a true friend as well.

Grace Family Settlement

KAREN IS MOST EFFICIENT AND PROFESSIONAL AND I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO MY FRIENDS SHE GETS THINGS DONE IN QUICK ORDER

Diane Paskerian

She lives in the same community.

Has a very nice personality Highly recommended. Thank you Karen

Adrien Sebestyen

            Phoebe did an excellent job for us.

She is professional, aggressive, imaginative, and creative in her sales efforts and they certainly paid off. Our house was sold in 11 days from date of listing which is amazing for the current market. She worked tirelessly with her team mate Theresa to make the process as painless as possible. She kept us informed each step along the way and when there were minor bumps in the road Phoebe helped to smooth them out. If we had questions she responded immediately. I would gladly recommend Phoebe to anyone who is considering selling their home or has other real estate needs. Thank you Phoebe!

We are writing to thank you for the tremendous service provided to us by Sandi Griffo in purchasing our home in Yorba Linda.

  Relocating across the country is difficult for many reasons.  But, during our move, our entire family came to look to Sandi as our trusted advisor as we navigated the foreign Southern California real estate market.  She helped us get acclimated to the market and prices and helped our teenage children feel comfortable and even excited about the move. Sandi’s first challenge was to help us adapt to the significantly higher cost of homes in California versus Ohio.  She was tireless and always cheerful while showing us multiple neighborhoods and price ranges.  She was patient and understanding beyond expectations as we struggled to find the right overall fit for our family. As luck would have it, our first purchase fell out of escrow and we had to go back into the market.  We appreciate that Sandi did not push us to close the deal despite the low appraisal.  She clearly had our best interests in mind and behaved accordingly.  We felt that Sandi was on our side during the disappointing time.  She was empathetic and provided moral support to our entire family.  She remained optimistic that we would find a home that would suit our needs even better than the first. Despite the significant time and effort Sandi spent with us in contracting the first home, she approached our second purchase with the same energy and enthusiasm.  Although this search was more targeted, we still had some difficult choices to make.  We looked at certain homes that would have provided her a higher commission.  She remained professionally unbiased as we struggled to decide.  She provided the information we needed to make an informed decision representing her profession so well.I have recently read where certain people are questioning the current model used to buy and sell homes.  The primary criticism is that real esate agents are not properly motivated to do the right thing for their clients, and that the fees they charge are excessive for the services provided.  I think Sandi proved these critics wrong in helping us.  There is no way we could have successfully navigated the California marketplace without her help. Of course the bottom line is that we are extremely pleased with the house we bought.  It’s what we imagined when we left Ohio, and the purchase price was better than expected.  We think we made an excellent purchase under Sandi’s guidance, and the time spent with her was so enjoyable that we hope to remain friends for a very long time.

I am glad to post a little comment on this.

I and my family was seeking a house for rent for the first time. As a foreigner it was not easy to find a suitable house and also I was a bit worred about all the procesures. In the mean time, I met Charles. The property he showed us was perfectly matched to our needs. He quickly arranged the contract and mediated our request to the landlord in a professional manner. So we could schedule move-in day conveniently. I also could get some information about real estate for the future, I think he is very well prepared. I have a very good memory in working with him.

James Lee

I think Heidi is very professional and has a good knowledge of the market.

I always enjoy working with her and will do in the future.

Mitra Kaveh

Working with Silvia and Walter was a wonderful experience.

Not only did they get my house listed and sold quickly and for a great price, but they helped me to find my new home, as well. They are incredibly hard workers and always available to answer questions or provide guidance. I truly did not expect the selling and buying (concurrently) process to go so well...but here I am months later living in my new home, all thanks to my awesome realtors and now, friends.

J.J.

Jackie sold my home in Laguna Hills.

She staged an open house and I had a steady stream of prospects that resulted in multiple offers. She negotiated the best price for my home and handled all the escrow items promptly.

Keith Misumi

Murray is one in a million.

He understands his industry better than any other realtor we have ever met. He negotiated the best possible deal and fulfilled all our needs before we even asked. He went above and beyond our expectations.

Geel/Landry

My friends referred Becky to me and I’m glad I hired her.

She was hard-working and resourceful. When I had problems, she had the answers. Good job!

Jenny

I have worked with Nancy since 2014.

Just closed an escrow last week. Nancy was my listing agent on an investment property in Tustin. I live inSanta Barbara. Nancy is diligent smart and unrelenting. She will get the job done. If you are looking for top notch representation, hire her. I know, because I am a licensed agent since 1980. Thank you Nancy for another job done well. Regards Paul Schulte Santa Barbara,CA

Paul Schulte

Cathy is an amazing broker!

Very knowledgeable about the market and a true hustler. She goes above and beyond and is extremely responsive. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to a friend or colleague.

Jimmy & Eleanor Yung

Jason and Susan Zwolak were amazing to work with!

Being a first time home-buyer and not having much experience in the field, they literally took my hand and guided me the entire way. I could not have asked for a better experience with Jason and Susan when it came to their professionalism and honesty. Issues arose along the way, out of our control, and they were always prepared and ready to tackle any issues. They were very patient with me and my experience and always had suggestions or advice to guide me in the right direction. Jason and Susan would answer all questions and made themselves available by phone, text or email. I will gladly recommend Jason and Susan to anybody who is looking to buy, or sell, a home

Kathy Palacios

Mary Kay helped me both buy and sell my home, and lease my current home.

Partnering with her on all transactions was a dream. She acts in an advisory role, listening to your ultimate goal and creating a path to get there. I witnessed her negotiating on my behalf in the most professional but firm manner. There was never a "hard sell" in any of the transactions. She is patient, knowledgable and professional at all times. I will definitely work with her again on my next purchase and have recommended her to any one I speak with that is thinking of a real estate transaction.  -Alison S.

Jackie was amazing to work with.

She spent over a year with my family finding us the perfect house. She never tired, or lost interest in helping us. Everyone told us how difficult it was to buy a home, so we were worried and nervous but with her guidance the process went smooth and efficient.   She is professional, honest, diligent and has an eye for detail. I felt secure knowing that she was guiding us through the process. I would strongly recommend Jackie because she is professional, ethical, knowledgeable and experienced.

Ms.

Konkol, represented me on several leasing transactions of this Northwood property with a high degree of professionalism, marketing know-how and on several occasions providing me with excellent advise relating to Real Estate leasing transactions.

Gustavo Rodriguez

great personality excellent knowledge of the Irvine area , the way she set up the house for the open house was really the best selling advertise you can have, Janice and her sister did a magnificent job.

Janice also have great contacts for contractors in the area it really made our job of getting the house ready much easier SHE IS NUMBER ONE AS FAR AS WE ARE CONCERN THANK YOU SO MUCH GREAT JOB

Leonel and Virgina Garcia

Ms Bryant is very knowledgeable and professional in her relations with the seller and prospective buyers.

She has a superior grasp of real estate law and is adept at "bargaining" with the buyer in all facets of the sale process. I really appreciate her protective attitude toward while representing me---she is 100% pro seller and I am certain she would have the same mind-set when she represents a buyer. I am super satisfied with her being with me as I went through the process of selling my home within a few days of offering it for sale. I would, most definitely recommend her to anybody interested in buying or selling property.

Chuck B.

Jackie is very professional.

The entire transaction was handled without pressure. She gave good recommendations about staging and marketing. I had multiple offers within a few days on the market above our asking price. There were a couple of problems that came up with termite inspection certification and she assisted me in handling them very efficiently. This was the fourth house that I have sold and the transaction was certainly the smoothest. I would recommend Jackie without any reservation

Jeff Simons

Completely through and knowledgeable.

James and Karen Bragstad

🏡 Nancy Aynehchi of First Team Estates continues to amaze us with her extensive knowledge of real estate and expert negotiating skills, making our latest home purchase such a “short and sweet” deal, with a 20-day escrow and a phenomenal price!

!! Nancy always goes above and beyond the call of duty, offering her assistance whenever she can to help alleviate the pressure and stress home-buying produces. Her advice and follow-through has always been “on point.” Nancy is not only our “personal” real estate agent, who we are already referring to family & friends, but has become “family” to us! Nancy Aynehchi is THE BEST!!!♥️

Pastors Troy & Darlene Vaughn

He replied every single questions I had.

Very professional attitude and acknowledged what clients' needs. Will recommend him for everyone I know who needs realtor in this area.

Amy SukNam Chun Sean YunSoo Chun

Jason and Susan are THE best Realtors in OC.

They helped us find our first home in OC and of course we had them as our realtors when we had to sell that home due to an out of state job transfer. When buying, they made the entire process so easy and seamless for us and we got the first home we put an offer on. When selling, they met us at the house multiple times before going on the market to walk us through what we needed to do. They had a professional take photos of the house after we staged it with our own furniture. They did a grand opening 4 days after putting the house on the market and we had 3 offers at asking on the opening weekend (and it went for over asking!). If you want excellent service and amazing realtors who make the entire process seamless whether you're buying or selling, call Jason and Susan!!!

Tammy S

"Here are a few words to describe Cathy: Knowledgeable, patient, professional, diligent, reliable, responsive Cathy was a much needed guiding rudder in the torrents of short sales and the current market in general.

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Steve & Leslie B.

We met Cathy at an open house in Irvine, and told her what we were looking for in the way of a rental property.

She was very knowledgeable on all of Irvine's availability and suggested we check out a home that wasn't on the market yet. We loved it and bought it practically on the same day we saw it. Cathy is always available, calls back almost immediately and was very helpful in finding us people to check out the house, ie. inspectors, roofers, A/C etc. I also enjoyed working with her team from Hallmark Escrow, really sharp ladies and also very willing to help out with the closing. I would definitely use Cathy again for any other real estate in the future.

Patty A.

I have nothing but good things to say about working with Monique to sell our home.

She helped us prepare our home to sell, had our best interests in mind and was able to sell our home for more than we expected. We will definitely work with Monique again and would recommend Monique to anyone looking to sell or buy a home.

Patrick Nguyen

Vida is so friendly and knowledgable.

She understood our situation very well and sold our house before even it came on market.Thank you

Layla Hosseini

Carole, is very caring great to talk to and knows how to get through all the paperwork.

I enjoyed working with her and would love to in the future.

Charles Romero

Linda LaPlante is a wonderful real estate agent!

I chose her because she had closed so many homes in my area. After the first phone call, I knew she was the one! She is very caring and understanding of your needs and timeline, she will be there to meet with you as many times as you need to see her. She is a good person and you sense that right off when you meet her. She staged my home beautifully, the photos were amazing and she was there every step of the way! We were in contact almost daily it seemed and I have gotten to know her since and will recommend her to others as well. Thanks Linda for everything!

Susy Lee

I am taking this opportunity to express my appreciation for the efforts put forth by Gaylene in representing my wife and I in the recent sale of our home in the Lake Forest area.

Upon our initial contact, Gaylene made suggestions that would make the property more marketable. She suggested that the changes once made would help in selling the house quicker and at a better price. After deciding to go forward with the suggestions, she put us in touch with a trusted contractor. After completing the upgrades, Gaylene assisted us in establishing our selling price and laid out a plan for the timing and availability of putting the house on the market. Having established our confidence in her industry knowledge, we followed her suggestions. The results were amazing to sell say the least. Gaylene conducted one open house the first weekend and by Sunday afternoon we had 4 offers. We actually ended up selling the house for more than we had listed it. Without going into further details, I do need to say that she was dedicated and involved through rest of the entire process. Always a phone call away and usually anticipating our questions and concerns before we asked. Gaylene's professionalism, industry knowledge, work ethic and friendly manner made our experience easier than I could have imagined. She is a credit to her profession.

Randall

My husband and I were very picky who we would trust for selling our home of 25 years.

We are very happy with our choice, Mana Aminian; she surpassed all our expectations! Mana worked very hard regardless of time of the day and day of the week to get our home ready and then presenting it for sale. She was hands on in every step of the way, setting up venders and seeing into it that any job needed was done correctly and quickly.She held very nice and impressive open house and was readily available to show our home to potential buyers.Mana takes pride in her profession and that shows with her taking charge and accepting responsibility of things and chores that were not necessarily part of an agent’s job!The sale and transaction was fast and painless.Mana was a great agent working on behalf of us. I strongly recommend Mana Aminian to anyone who is looking to work with an agent whom they can trust.Looking forward to use Mana’s help and services for our future Realstate needs.Thank You Mana Aminian

Masi Hashemian

Yes they did it again!

We recently had the pleasure of working with Martin and Laura again, for the third time. Yes, third time, and if we have to do this again, we will definitely do it with them. We have known them for over 5 years now. They have been helping us with the growing needs of our family. From buying our 2nd home, selling it and to buying our third home. They are very professional, responsive and very knowledgeable. On top of that, they are very respectful, personable and caring. We can’t thank them enough for continuing to be there to make home ownership as easy and smooth as possible.

S. Laygo

Nancy Aynehchi represented us when we decided to sell our home of 46 years.

Originally the respective buyer's agent said she could represent us both. Fortunately we decided to get our own realtor and are sure glad we did. Nancy has been very diligent in representing us. She is professional, tenacious and goes above and beyond to best serve your interests. She is always available and responds quickly when you have questions or concerns. In addition, she is personable and a pleasure to work with knowing that she is doing her best for you. We would highly recommend her to anyone wishing to buy or sell a home. Susan & John A.

Susan & John A.

Great experience!

Kahn goes above and beyond his duty. He is very enthusiastic and very helpful. He is also very knowledgeable and always willing to help. He made the stressful process of home buying much less stressful. Much appreciated!

Brandon

My wife and I were relocating from New York to Orange County and we wanted to have a house before moving.

We traveled to California twice and Lisa and Jeff spent the weekend showing us houses to help us get and idea of what neighborhood we wanted to be in and what we could afford in all of the  different areas. While we were in NY, a house came available in the neighborhood we wanted. Lisa and Jeff went to the open house and videoed the entire house as they walked through so we could get a better feel of the house. Then they returned the next day and Face-timed with us - opening every drawer, the closets, showing us the outlets, measuring wall space - they made it like we were there ourselves! We made an offer and Lisa and Jeff were instrumental in getting us to an accepted offer and completing the purchase - all from 3000 miles away!! I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Orange County - they are responsive, diligent, conscientious, and kind. They are market experts and added a lot of value to the process for us.

Matt B.

We have worked with the Zwolaks in the past so when it came time to move we reached out to them again.

With such a large purchase we were a bit nervous and it took us months to find the right place. Jason and Susan were with us every step of the way and really helped make the entire process more manageable. They really went above and beyond to make us comfortable and confident. Thanks to their patience and determination we finally closed on our perfect home at a great price and sold our previous home in no time at all!

Alex Porter

Silvia is a very nice person and also working very hard, she offered us a lot of detail informations and help us to sold our house at our expecting time,we get along very well, me and my husband we both appreciated her so much!

S and Daniel Lee

As someone who has published seven real estate magazines and sold several personal residences and income properties, I have dealt with hundreds of realtors.

Lisa & Jeff are in the top tier, and did an outstanding job in the marketing and selling of my last home. They truly go above and beyond what could reasonably be expected. I recommend them highly.

Dave C. Irvine

Worked with Lisa many times!

Always been a great experience!

The Lai Family Trust

Highly likely to recommend  4/20/2018 - Kevin Suen  Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2018 in Northwood, Irvine, CA.

     5 Stars in all Catigories: Local knowledge,  Process expertise,  Responsiveness,  Negotiation skillsWe had a wonderful experience with Carol! From the beginning of our home search process, Carol listened attentively to what we were looking for and always kept us top of mind. Being 1st time home buyers, Carol held our hands along each step of the way and was very supportive of us both  professionally and personally. In a super competitive market, Carol was able to get our offer to the top of the list and make it easy on both sides. We're happy to have a home to call our own now.Thanks Carol!

Mary Kay was patient and diligent.

She got us our asking price at a time when the housing market wasn't great in California. She also connected us with the agency in New York that sold us our home and she made sure that this transaction went smoothly.  ~ Doug & Chan F.

Martin and Laura are a remarkable team and provide the perfect balance of professionalism with a personal touch.

We first met Martin and Laura back in 2012 when we were looking to sell our townhome. We actually interviewed several realtors and Martin and Laura came out on top by far. We had a lot of concerns and requirements and they were able to address each and every one of them to our complete satisfaction. Their motto of “Customer First,” ensured that we were comfortable throughout the entire process. It did take a bit to sell our home (but that was due to the stringent requirements of the property), but it was sold in 6 months at our original asking price. Fast forward a year, we were ready to purchase a new home and without hesitation we called Martin and Laura. Again, we had some very demanding requirements (not near railroad or freeway, built after 1979, remodeled, no pool, and most importantly, $/sqft. Explaining to them upfront that we were not in any hurry to purchase a home and could wait until the “perfect” home at the “perfect” deal came along, they trusted us and did not require us to sign any disclosures stating that we would only use them as our agents (as most all other agents will). The “looking” took over 2 years, and through it all, they were nothing but patient and professional. They sent us listings as soon as (and sometimes even before) it was on the market, worked with our schedule to see the homes, addressed our concerns on lead paint, asbestos, power lines, neighborhood, schools, etc…and if they did not know the answer, they gladly researched it. Martin and Laura were also extremely understanding when we pulled out of an offer simply because “we just did not feel right about the house.” They worked with the selling agent and escrow company so that we did not have to pay any penalties/fees. They reiterated again, that it’s our home, and it has to feel right, and we can just keep looking. We have recently closed on the “perfect” home. Martin and Laura have been nothing but amazing. The whole home buying process was daunting and very overwhelming. It was a true blessing to have Martin and Laura on our side during this process. Laura went through each and every page of the contract/agreement/requirements/disclosures with a fine-tooth comb to ensure the seller would pay for the bulk of the fees and changing language which would have been highly disadvantageous should there have been delays or other issues. She clearly explained and made sure we understood what we were signing before “signing our lives away.” Martin literally “babysat” all the vendors who came (termite, pest control, appraiser, etc.) to ensure they all did their jobs property and did not cut any corners to ensure our home was in good condition and would receive the proper repairs. He not only personally supervised one, but TWO home inspections (over 3 hours each!) to ensure every nook and cranny was inspected thoroughly. They even participated in the releasing of ladybugs and “making a wish” with our young daughter in the backyard to celebrate our new home and to help make the transition into a new home more exciting. Even after the close of escrow and the sale final, Martin and Laura continued to assist us in providing contractor/vendor referrals, follow up on pending jobs, answer questions, etc. The service Martin and Laura have provided more than exceeded our expectations of a realtor. We feel that the amount of time, dedication, attention, and care Martin and Laura provided us would have been the same as if they were purchasing their own home. In a day and age when customer service and basic work ethic are becoming a lost art, Martin and Laura are truly a rare find and a diamond in the rough. If you are even considering to purchase a home, we’d highly, highly, highly, recommend Martin and Laura to start you off on the process. They can help you figure out what’s truly important for you and your family, to narrow down the location/style/size/etc., and before you know it, you’ll be in your new home!

Helen

Jenean Hill is an aMAZing Realtor!

  Most people would not believe all that she did to make my home purchase a reality!  I have lived in Eureka, California, since 1980 but lived in Orange County in my 20's  - running around with friends from college, many of whom still live here.  Being a widow with grown children now, I have increasingly, over the last few years, wanted to spend more time in The OC and, consequently, spent many hours online looking at listings.  One of those listings connected me with Jenean, and the rest, as they say, is now history. In our conversations over the phone, Jenean educated me about what the market was like in Orange County and asked me a lot of questions to help me decide whether investing in a place here was really what I wanted to do.  When we finally got together, we spent a day looking at homes and were really close to making an offer on one by the end of the day.  When we met the next day to finalize the offer, some additional listings had come on the market which we decided to check out.  We were not allowed to see the inside of one them, but Jenean was very familiar with the floor plan and everything else about the home was appealing:  the location, the price, the features, etc.  However, it was a short sale!  So we decided to make an offer contingent upon interior inspection. Jenean hand-delivered the offer in a package that included a letter introducing me as the buyer as well as evidence of my financial ability to pay for the condo.  Due to Jenean's persistence, the agent secured the seller's acceptance of the offer right away, and the next day we were able to see the inside of the condo.  But it was a mess!  All of the appliances had been removed by the seller as had the light fixtures, the thermostat for the furnace, and a shower head.  One of the bathrooms was in the process of a BAD remodel, so she suggested that we ask a contractor to come in and develop an estimate of what it would cost to return the home to its original condition.

Dean went above and beyond my expectations during my house hunt.

Not only did he have an arsenal of properties prepared for my review; he was quick with follow up and had in depth market knowledge. I would highly recommend him.

D.Jankowski

What a pleasure to work with Nancy, so pleasant, so polite and so honest.

I can't say enough about her. I have worked with many other agents and she definately tops the list, always available, and ready to work for my best interest. She was there for me everyday and I really appreciated her time and effort. Take my advice and give her a chance to represent you, you will not be sorry. Thank you Nancy for all your hard work.

Rona Farnum

Charles was awesome.

He helped me in purchasing a property every step of the way. He had excellent communication skills. I would definitely recommend him as an agent.

Joseph

We were so lucky to find Dean & Monique!

Our first home buying experience was not a pleasant one so we were not looking forward to selling that home. Our first meeting with this dynamic duo wasn't filled with empty promises and unnecessary flattery. It was a balance of honesty, sincerity, professionalism and respect. We wanted to sell and get the best price but I was also one of those emotional sellers who kept thinking about how this is the only home my children have known. I can tell you how hard Dean & Monique worked to put together beautiful promotional material and advertise our home by knocking on doors. I can tell you how wonderful they were in keeping us in the loop of what was going on, returning calls/texts right away and working around our schedule. I can tell you how awesome they were in getting an offer on our home in less than 2 weeks. But what meant the world to our family was that they listened when we said we would like to stay in our home until a certain date because my son wanted to spend one more birthday in the only home he's ever known. Don't get me wrong...Dean & Monique aren't all about unicorns and rainbows. They are skilled and experienced realtors who will fight for you and represent your family to get you into your forever home and celebrate many birthdays. Thank you Dean & Monique!

Susie C.

We couldn't have been more pleased with the service we received from both Martin and Laura Uribe.

 My wife and I contemplated many different options before deciding on short selling our property.  We consulted many different agents, but none of them felt right for our needs.  When we first met Martin and Laura, we knew they would be the right choice for us.  They made us feel comfortable and helped guide us through what seemed like an insurmountable ordeal.  They were patient and were always there to answer questions about every step of the process.  Whether it was the middle of the night or on weekends, they were always there for us.  Their experience was second to none and I truly believe had we gone with someone else, we would not have finalized our deal.  If you are looking for agents with professionalism, experience, integrity, and know how look no further than Martin and Laura. 

E.G

Murray has wonderful communication skills and treats the transaction as if it were his own.

Guth

Sandi Griffo and Hamid Koochak were an outstanding choice to represent our Lake Forest property located in Montbury and here's why.

They identified an opportunity when our home was delisted from another competing realestate firm / team, did a prospective analysis of the area and competitive profile, came to the door on a cold call to drop off an assessment and personally introduce themselves and created an amazing first impression! What was missing in the promotion of our first home after 90 days on the market was a highly targeted marketing strategy beyond just holding Open Houses, serving cookies and counting on the MLS to attract the right buyer. They created a campaign that focused on the key selling points of the home and neighborhood and made certain that the home was highlighted in every possible community and avenue for OC realestate, including some of the international networks. Sandi and Hamid demonstrated an excellent knowledge of their industry and understood our objectives and our sensitivities - and dealt with all of this with the utmost professionalism. From the day of first listing on MLS to the first open house 6 days later, they were able to bring in over 80 persons to the home with several pre-qualified buyers and were able to present an all cash offer at the end of that first day! Through the entire process they ensured that my husband and I, our buyers and all resources involved in the transaction remained in constant communication, working together to troubleshoot any issues or concerns, responded within minutes to questions, held to the timelines and were an invaluable and amazing resource as we were planning our move out of state. Sandi and Hamid want more than your listing - they want your respect and trust - and to be a long time resource acting in your best interest as they represent you in the sale or purchase of your home! In the view of my husband and I, they clearly have earned ours! Sandi and Hamid, thank you for everything - you are truly a credit to your profession and we will refer any one we know of looking to buy or sell to you!

Donna and Jeff Gruol

Jackie was the package deal.

She listened to our needs and wants and always kept them in mind. Her ability to negotiate on our behalf was top notch. She aggressively represented us while being respectful, calm and confident. During the process of selling our home we never felt insecure or concerned because we knew she had it in hand. We highly recommend Jackie!

Rhonda Bell

Jason and Susan were great right from the start.

We were buying our first place and reached out to a few agents but the Zwolaks were the best fit for us by far. They were very prompt with responses, always honest and reliable, and never tired of answering our many questions. Being first time buyers, we were very new to the whole process and they walked us through each step so we always knew what was going on between them and the selling agent. Susan and Jason were the main reason we were able to close escrow on the place we had our hearts set on, and we can't thank them enough!Alex Porter (Jason & Susan helped Alex buy a home in Orange)

Thank you to a world class realtor!

  You were able to get me a home that appraised for $40K more than what I paid, got the seller to pay all my closing costs and then even got them to agree to do repairs when they had indicated that the property was being sold ?As-Is?.   You are truly a cut above most realtors.  

Lisa C.

It was such a treat finding a realtor who cares so much for her clients!

She went far above and beyond to help us find a place. If you are looking for someone that will treat you with respect and go the extra mile for you, you will find that in Karen. I highly recommend her!!!

Cindy C.

"Jeff and Lisa are fantastic agents.

When we set out to purchase our first home, we needed agents who could not only show us great properties, but would also help us understand the overwhelming process. We assumed it would take months of searching and negotiating to find a home that was right for us, but Jeff and Lisa got us incredible results extremely quickly. They made the experience so easy and enjoyable and we would recommend them to anyone looking to buy a home in Orange County. Their strategic approach and knowledge of the market ensured us that we found a great home at a great price" Jason and Sarah, Tustin Ranch

Heather is the best relator I have ever worked with.

Very responsive, results come quickly and she is always on top of the project.

Michael Hooker

My fiancé and I are blessed to have met Dean.

I know that sounds dramatic but it’s absolutely how I feel! We are first time homebuyers and went to an open house without having a realtor or really having any knowledge of the home buying process. Dean was showing the house and was warm and friendly right off the bat. We ended up not being insterested in the house he was showing that day but he still wanted to continue a working relationship with us. From the start, Dean delivered on what he promised us and went above and beyond our expectations. Being first time buyers, we needed patience and guidance every step of the way and Dean provided that with genuine enuthsiasm. Our budget was modest and I believe many realtors would have given us minimal attention due to that but with Dean we were treated as his top priority even though I’m sure he has many other clients to make happy. I plan on recommending Dean and First Team to everyone I know that’s looking to buy a home. Thanks again Dean!

Elizabeth

My parent had listed their land with two different realtors but none was able to sell the property.

Finally they listed it with Nancy. Even though she was in Orange country and the property was in Los Angeles, she assured them that she knows the area and it’s not an issue. She sold their property in 2 months. She had no problem driving all the way to LA and show the property to the prospective buyers. We had a great experience with her and she handled all the paperwork in a very professional matter. I highly recommended Nancy Aynehchi.

Angela

Vickie was very professional and helpful, she exceeded our expectations to the highest standards.

No matter what questions and concerns we had regarding purchasing our property, she made us feel very comfortable. She was very patient and understanding and took the time to explain in detail all information we requested. She was very truthful and honest from the beginning. Even after the purchase of our home whatever questions we asked regarding her profession she still never hesitates to help us in whichever way she can. We would highly recommend Vickie Pham to be your real estate agent especially if you want to prevent yourself the run-around and hassles that a lot of agents would give you. Thanks Vickie.

Wanmo246

Monique is easily by far the best realtor i've had the pleasure of working.

She 's very organizied and meticulous. Not only she goes above and beyond to help me, she treats me like family. With her help, i was able to compete against a cash buyer to buy the house i wanted. She also helped me sell my old townhouse above the listing price, plus saving me in numerous fees. i would highly recommend her to annyone who's seriousabout buying/selling a house.

Ching Wang

1)      Phoebe is an incredible Agent.

She is very professional and has a lot of positive energy. She sold our house with the listed price very quickly. The whole transaction was very smooth and painless. Her negotiations skills are exceptional.. She is very patient and answers all your questions in detail. I will very highly recommend her to everyone.

It has been an extreme pleasure working with the Zwolak Group.

Susan and Jason are the ultimate team. They marketed our home weeks before we went live, and brought in more showings than all of our past listings combined. It also generated multiple offers. On top of that, they anticipated all of our concerns and needs before we even brought it up. A few times as we were about to text or email them, they would be sending us the information. It was almost like they can read our minds. Susan and Jason also made the escrow process seamless. They stayed on top of the closing process and made sure both the buyer and their lender stayed on schedule. In fact, it happened so smooth, we would sometimes forget that the home was in escrow. Of all of our home sales, this has been the least stressful one. The Zwolak Group worked hard, going above and beyond to sell our home; and was always available when we had a question. From the first time we interacted with them to the day we turned over the keys to the buyers, they have been just as attentative and responsive. We never waited long for them to respond to any questions we had. It goes without saying that if we ever have another home to sell in the area, we would hire them without hesitation. We consider them not only our agent, but our friends.

Apollo & Lisa Mok

Sandi is 6 stars!

Her knowledge of the local market was obvious from the start. She immediately identified the positives and the shortcomings of our property and made specific recommendations to improve. Was also very helpful in advising of tradesmen who could handle the remedial work necessary. She also provided excellent staging and marketing at the appropriate times. As a result we had 11 offers within 24 hours after the first Open House - most all at 'over' listed price. We were delighted.

Larry/Jeannine Siemers

I had a very short window to rent my condo as my tenants of 5 years gave us a notice that they would be moving out.

Then they requested to move out earlier than their least contract. Even-thought my fiance`is a realtor, I wanted to work with someone who is an expert matter in the Quail Hills / Irvine area and I knew I had to call Mana. She really took care of us as if it was her own business. She put everything in the right order for us from giving us an assessment of what fixes needed to be done in the house, to providing us with recommendations, vendor list, and taking charge to ensure that the house is perfectly ready to be rented. She was very agile and in 24 hours my house was on the market, and I had a list of all action items. In less than 20 days my house was fully painted, cleaned, renovated and I had new great tenants. As we live in LA, Mana was kind enough to take several trips to my condo to check on the work that was being on on the house, and she made sure everything is "Perfect", for me and my new tenants. I could not have done this without Mana. Anyone who engages in doing business with Mana is very lucky, with guaranteed success. Many stars......

Negin Rod

Mary Kay helped us determine what was really important to us, which was not what we first told her, by showing us various homes and condos online, and then in person at our request.

She was knowledgeable, courteous and patient, in a word, professional, from start to finish. In the end, we found the perfect home for us and couldn't be happier! I wish we could buy another home just to have the pleasure of working with Mary Kay, again! ~ Eugene & Yuko 

However in writing up a review for the both of you.

We both feel blessed that you were recommended to us. You were both very professional. You are part of a working force that doesn't always show such honesty in their profession. You both went above broad to sell our home, especially with us living so far away. We would highly recommend you to anyone that is interested in selling their home or business for that matter. We thank you for the part you played in selling our home in Tustin, California.........................................   Don and Irene Himes

Don and Irene H.

Maria Kamaruzzaman was a phenomenal realtor for my family.

I met Maria as she was the listing agent for the first property my husband and I saw during our home rental search. We stayed with Maria for 6 months during our search process and I feel like I gained a friend! Maria was knowledgeable about our home market and always had another property she thought we might find attractive. Every question we had regarding a home or the process was quickly answered, or Maria always quickly followed back up with me once she confirmed the answer. I felt like Maria was always looking our for my family's best interests and that she represented us just as well as she would had we been looking to purchase a home. My husband and I will be looking to buy our first home in a couple of years and will definitely be working with Maria again- I highly recommend Maria and First Team Real Estate! 100 stars.

Derek & Jaclyn McVay

Ms.

Joan has been tutoring me for the past year while I was taking an online Mandarin course. I struggled with the class, so I contacted her for help. I was blown away by her worth ethic, teaching skills, and overall commitment to me as a student. She has never been late once and every time I’m with her she has a positive attitude and keeps me motivated even if I’m feeling drowsy. I have learned a lot with her. She is great because of her passion for teaching students and ability to work with each individual student’s needs. Ashely, 05/15/2016

Ashley Djavaherian

Meriam was able to identify a home pretty quickly for me and the experience met my expectations.

I needed to move into someplace really quick and Meriam was able to clear some time for me to make a few visit that were pretty far away. Bought a Condo home in 2015 for approximately $425K in Mission Valley East, San Diego, CA.

Cathy - you made the sale of our home so easy.

  We had another agent prior to finding you who tried to sell the home and the difference was amazing.  Your marketing, communication and constant focus on the sale of our home were what got the job done.  Thanks again.

Jim and Barbara G.

She did it again, my tenant gave me a notice to vacate my investment property last month, I asked Nancy to help me find a good tenant again, she listed the house for lease right away, interviewed many applicants and chose a great tenant for me.

She negotiated all the terms, and took care of everything. I have worked with Nancy many times, she goes above and beyond to get the job done. Once she told me she loves what she does, it sure seems like it, she treats my family like her own and she truly cares. I can't thank you enough Nancy. Keep up the good work. I'll keep referring you to my friends and family as I have many times.

Majid Pezhman

1)      It was an absolute pleasure to work with Phoebe.

She is extremely professional and knowledgeable about the local market and the negotiating process. The process of selling can be very hectic but Phoebe handled the sale of my house with painless efforts. She realized the best interest of us (seller) and worked very closely with us to make the sure transaction goes smoothly.  I did not expect the sale of my house so FAST, she is very aggressive and determined and meets the needs of the client. I would highly recommend her to interested buyers/sellers. All the best to Phoebe – Pleasure will always be mine working with her.

Working with Terry over the last months, as he assumed the temporary role of managing the Newport Beach office along with his other responsibilities, has been a real pleasurable and inspirational experience.

At each office meeting, he presents information he feels is essential to becoming a competent client-oriented professional and shares stories of his own experiences to validate the key steps to success. He constantly reminds us that his objective is to help each agent build a dependable, sustainable, and predictable business while improving the quality of his/her life. Terry is very approachable and makes people feel he is sincerely interested in their story. As a role model for one who personifies a leader and coach, he has set the bar high for his replacement.

Dieter Hulfachor

Meriam is one of the most active punctual realtor I have ever met .

Usually experience is related to the age, but Meriam broke this rule as she is young but very well informed and have got enough experience to close successfully a complicated deal as mine. I would like to thank her so much for her assistance, backing and co-operation. I will always ask her to help me either I am a buyer or a seller . 

I was referred to Martin and Laura to help me sell a home inherited from a relative in a gated over-55 community.

I was not local and did not know much about the home. What a team! They staged the home, suggested inexpensive changes to make it stand out, brought in a top flight photographer and marketed in all the right places. I never learned how much they invested up front. They listed the home at a seller's price then obtained a full-price offer. They nurtured the escrow while the buyers sold a different home and obtained financing. Martin even fixed the air conditioning without charge, when it failed. Martin and Laura streamlined paperwork and used technology to get needed signatures. They were knowledgeable and accessible and inspired so much confidence so that the sale was essentially stress-free. I would give them 6 stars if I could.

Doug Donesky

My fiance and I so appreciate Maria's guidance when looking for our first home together.

Being completely new to the process of home-buying, we greatly value Maria's expertise. She takes the time to walk us through every aspect of the process from big picture concerns to smaller details we would have never known to think about. Maria is a great listener and can articulate and speak to our likes and dislikes and our thoughts and concerns. Best of all, she made herself available at all times, which is so very helpful as we have tons of questions, especially when it comes to filling out all the forms coming our way. The process of buying our wonderful home was truly a team effort, and we are so grateful for having Maria!

April B

She is the best!

! December 4, 2012.

Steven Rosenblum

My husband and I were lucky enough to meet Jackie at an open house that she was showing.

No other agent at other open houses took the time and effort to inquire about our needs to the extent that Jackie did. She was amazingly prompt at getting back to us throughout the entire processes of selling  our place , as well as buying our new home. She was honest, professional and VERY knowledgeable. We felt very comfortable with her and could communicate ( and at times whine) knowing she had our best interest at heart. And as my husband said " for a woman , she drives really well!" Anyone would be lucky, and pleased to have Jackie on their team. I highly recommend Jackie.

Mana Aminian is exactly the type of person I would want representing me in a purchase or a sale of my home.

She's been my agent in both of those cases and I love the way she treats me like a partner and shows so much care. She is diligent, trustworthy and prompt. She knows her stuff and she was always keeping on top of everything and helping me through every step of the way. She has a lifetime client here!

Mahsa Mahboub

I had a pleasure of working with Nancy Aynehchi.

She's very professional, She has great knowledgeable about Real Estate, Most important of all she is a great negotiator.

Jackie helped my family sell our home for over the asking price within days of being listed on the market.

She was able to accommodate our family's schedule when making showing appointments, which is very important with 3 toddlers. Jackie also found us our dream home & was able to negotiate with  the seller to get us the house even when they had other offers.

PATIENCE and KNOWLEDGE are two of Monique's wonderful qualities that made her such an outstanding real estate agent for us.

We were looking for a townhouse in the ever-popular Irvine area. House hunting is such a stressful process, but Monique's easy-going personality made it a smooth process from looking at listings, attending open houses and going through escrow. We came out unscathed. How very lucky we were that friends recommended Monique because we would probably still be looking instead of enjoying our new townhouse now. Thank you very much Monique!

Mr. and Mrs. Myron Quan

Lisa and Jeff were head to head with another realtor team.

 What set them apart was their strong track record of selling in our neighborhood, their availability, open communication and straight honesty.  With their help and guidance, we sold our first home in Irvine within a month.  Hot diggity right?Don't hesitate to choose Lisa and Jeff to help with YOUR house hunt or house selling needs.

Jimmy O.

Mary Kay made the process of selling my home and buying my new home a breeze from start to finish.

She is professional and helpful - and offers a wealth of information and easy suggestions to ensure the best presentation. The open house events were so successful and she helped sell my house within a very short time frame. One of the qualities I appreciate is Mary Kay's responsiveness to questions or concerns. She was there for me 100% and she gets my highest recommendation. - Denise L.

"We Love our Realtors!

Jeff and Lisa are very professional and we highly recommend them. We will be using them again when we get into the "looking for a house" mode again."Chris and Janet, Tustin Ranch

Jackie helped my family and I buy our first home.

The real estate market was crazy at the time!! (maybe it still is??)People were outbidding each other on homes, Homes were selling for way above asking price. Everything in our price range was either a short sale, or bank owned property.  We just wanted a normal (privately owned) home sale that didn't take months and months! We thought we'd never even come close to owning a home of our own, but Jackie helped make that possible for us.Jackie was ALWAYS available immediately whenever we called her. If we called wanting to look at a home, we were without a doubt looking at that home by the end of the day. Jackie helped us through every step of the way, and got us exactly what we were looking for. Being first time home buyers, we had no clue what we were doing, but Jackie explained everything to us, took our many many phone calls/questions, you name it!I highly recommend Jackie to anyone buying or selling a home. She is patient, knowledgeable and just the BEST out the there! We love you Jackie!!

I have had the opportunity to interact with several real estate agents in the past and I have to say that Vickie is a shinning star among them all.

She found the perfect house for our family. She was never pushy and was always looking out for our best interest. She really took her time and came prepared with extensive research on the listing. She even helped us find financing for us which turned out to be difficult. I can not say enough good things about Vickie and we are so happy that we found her.

Marc & Teresa

Heather is very knowledgeable and professional in the job she does.

Communicates well with her clients.

James F. Hill

Monique sold our house almost instantly and for above the asking price.

She was very concerned with our needs at all stages of the process and very easy and pleasant to work with. Thank you Monique!

Matthew McCarey

Murray and Amy are pure professionals.

We could not be happier with their service and results.

Dratch

We have worked with Joan twice for tours of China and she has consistently done great work.

She is a very friendly person as well, so she has become more like one of the family than a tour guide. I recommend her highly to anyone going to China. July 19, 2010, John Prescot was joan's client

John Prescot

Maria , thank you for working so hard to find our new home!

You went above and beyond my expectations. We love your dedication to finding our home. You worked at early hours and late hours of the day and even on Father’s Day! You’re amazing at your job. Thank you for all your hard work. We’ll definitely keep you in mind and referred you to friends!

Gladys Aguilar

Janice is the reason why we dabble I’m real estate.

She is the best agent we could’ve asked for and will use her until we cannot buy anymore real estate.

Edward Hwang

It is on rare occasion that we meet people who are generally good people.

Susan and Jason are that. We first met them when they knocked on our door last spring, introduced themselves and offered their services. Within a few months, we had them back to the house and they were very honest and forthright on the circumstances. It was an average of 4 months to sell in our area. Well they had weekly open houses, and constant communication with us and it sold in 4 months. The consideration, honesty and just the true caring about us was really nice. We felt like we met someone who would be in our lives for awhile. Once the house sold, they then helped us find our new house. What can I say other than they were with us every step of the purchase and answered all of our questions or got us to the write party to answer the question. From beginning to end they have been a rock of stability and definitely a shoulder to lean on. We highly recommend this team if you are looking to either buy or sell. They are amazing!

Mark & Cyndi Loxsom

Sandi helped me sell my house in Rancho Santa Margarita, and buy a new home in Fullerton.

The entire process for both homes from start to finish was complete within about 3 months. Sandi was extremely responsive and there to help and answer questions whenever we needed her. The same evening after we saw the home we wanted to buy, Sandi worked late to draft an offer, and we got the house! All of the paperwork can be daunting, but Sandi helped us get through it. I recommend Sandi to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Orange County! Steve Sloman

Steve

Karen is very professional, honest and hard working.

If I ever buy, rent or sell I am using Karen.

Martin Gardner

Janice marketed our neighbors house and worked hard to get the sale, which is how we met.

She did a great job staging our house to make it look current and attractive and developed a strong marketing campaign. Thanks to her efforts the house sold in 4 days at very close to list price. Janice guided us through the entire process and made it painless. Janice is very good at

Fred and Nancy Grondhuis

My husband and I were looking for a second property in OC but unsure exactly where to buy.

Gaylene patiently took her time to explain the pros and cons of several locations, and helped us narrow down our choices. Then she showed us many properties in each location, so that we were able to make an  informed decision on our new property. Gaylene was professional, accommodating, and a pleasure to work with. We will definitely use her next time we buy or sell a home!!

Jo Sculteure

We worked with Martin and Laura on the sale of our condo, and the purchase of our new home and we couldn't be happier with their service!

 The sale of our condo was a tricky process and their persistence and expertise made it happen.  When shopping for our new home, we never felt pressured by them and they always provided their honest opinion to help guide us through the process.  Martin and Laura are both incredibly responsive and were always willing to provide an explanation on something we didn't understand.  I have already recommended them to friends and will continue to do so! 

A.W.

Jason and Susan are a fantastic team!

They have valuable insight and knowledge of what can be a very stressful situation - they helped us stay calm during the process of purchasing our new home! I can't recommend them enough!

Daryl Sawchuk

We had relocated from out of state and was not familiar with Orange County at all.

Monique was one of our first point of contacts and was friendly and personable. She was extremely patient during the entire house-hunting process- we viewed almost 50 houses before shortlisting the area we were interested in. And it was close to another 40 houses before we found our "dream" home. Since she has been in the business for over 20 years, I found her to be both professional and extremely knowledgeable. She is also most thorough in her dealings with her clients. I trust her completely to follow through on the numerous little details to do with the sale of a home.

Daphne C.

we can’t speak English but Joan League has helped us to overcome language barrier and help us the real estate transaction.

She is great and very responsive! I strongly recommend her to be the realtor!

G. Han

Love Jackie.

Worked with her in the past to purchase our first home, and wouldn't think of using anyone else to help sell our home. Jackie is professional and knows her stuff. Great transaction, very satisfied customers!

Alisa Newman

I was looking to purchase a new home in Lake Forest.

It is difficult to find an agent that is knowledgeable and trustworthy. I was looking for the long term agent that doesn’t want to just close the deal and move on. I will be looking for other investment properties and need a reliable  partner.I had seen Jackie's open house signage and advertisement on the shopping carts a local grocery store which tells me honesty goes a longway with putting your name out there.WOW!!! What representation... Jackie Stashik has all the attributes of the highest quality realtor. Knowledge of the market and trends plus an EXPERT on Lake Forest. Her negotiation skill is superb with all the stumbling blocks that come with a home purchase. My transaction was a walk in the park regardless of the issues that had happened on the selling agents end.Aside from her work ethic, her interaction in the community is amazing and truly understated. I recommend Jackie Stashik for your real estate selling or purchasing, it would be difficult to find anyone else to give the full service and immediate attention I received.Tell your family and friends.Thanks Jackie!!!Michael Presnal

Michael Presnal

Over the years Vickie has represented us in numerous real estate transactions, both buying and selling.

Each and every time she has gone above and beyond our expectations to make sure everyone involved is completely satisfied upon completion. I have and will continue to recommend Vickie. She is always professional and completely knowledgeable in all aspects of the real estate industry. Her vast experience speaks for itself. Vickie Pham is truly the best agent I have ever worked with.

Joann Garcia

Having lived in several places on multiple continents we know how difficult it can be to find the right real estate agent and premise to live.

Monique was among the most professional Real Estate professionals we ever came across. While visiting another house she quickly understood or needs and directed us to a perfect home. The whole process and follow-up was handled as it should be (clear steps and agreements, on time and in a friendly way). We would be very happy to work with her again.

Family Clincke-Van Cleemput

Nancy is an amazing agent.

She went above and beyond to make my experience as smooth as possible. She followed up with me for things that I have even forgotten. Her knowledge of real estate definitely helped me to make the right decisions even if it wasn't in her benefit at the time. Once she takes on the task, she is your advocate and she remains on task until it's done. She is honest and reliable. i would recommend Nancy Aynehchi to all my friends and family.

Gita Aminloo

Cathy was amazing in the sale of our home.

  We had hired another agent and were very unhappy.  When the listing expired we hired Cathy who did all the right steps to market our home and we ended up with an offer that was $130,000 higher than the only offer we had when we were listed with another agent a few months before.  In addition we got the offer the first weekend we put the house back on the market with Cathy. If you are looking for a great realtor that can truly make a difference, look no further than Cathy.  

Michele M

Silvia and Walter Wiebach came into our lives at just the perfect time.

In 2012 we needed to find a home in Orange County very quickly and the market was at its craziest. We had a very specific target price and time was of the essence and everything within our price range was being snatched away from investors who had ready cash to buy, something we didn’t have. This team found a short sale fixer that was in livable shape but needed some cosmetic work.  While short sales are usually an arduous and long process, our purchase was very successful and relatively short due to Silvia and Walters’ knowledge and professional network of contacts. We will definitely use them again for our real estate needs and would highly recommend them to anyone.

Evelyn A.

People are always quick to complain, but I would like to start your day with a praise report.

  One of your agents provided me with such excellent service that I felt compelled to let you know about her. This is just a brief note to augment my expressions of genuine appreciation for the time, consideration and quality of service I received from Sandi Griffo during my recent home purchase. Ms. Griffo provided exceptional service by keeping me informed every step of the way during the process and was the epitome of true customer service.  Her impeccable follow-up really eased my concerns during my home purchase, which to say the least, was not an easy process. Ms. Griffo offered thoughtful encouragement and demonstrated professionalism in obtaining crucial information and responding to my numerous inquiries in a timely fashion.  She listened attentively to my concerns and inquiries and went beyond the call of duty to ascertain information and explain until I understood the process.I felt quite fortunate to have such an outstanding and sensitive agent representing me as I completed my home purchase.  First Team Real Estate is well served to have Ms. Griffo as one of its agents.

Deloris Evans

Cathy did a terrific job and proved to be a great adavocate for the entire process.

The way she helped us prep the house and then did the marketing for it resulted in a buyer after just 4 days. She is the one you need when time and money are critical.

Robert BROWN

Walter and Silvia were amazing to work with.

Coming from a disappointing circumstance with an almost-purchased home through a new development, we were fearful of "getting back into the game" so to speak. We met Silvia at one of their open houses and instantly took a liking to her. She was very pleasant and down-to-earth. Once we made the decision to start looking for an existing house, we knew she was the person to call. Her and Walter were EXTREMELY pleasant to work with and really hustled to find us the right place. We could not be happier with our new house and we really owe it to Walter and Silvia for their professionalism, dedication and most of all, honesty. They are the real deal!

Cyndi S.

Charles Huynh is extremely professional, courteous, kind, and took the time to listen to what I wanted.

His attention to detail and superb techniques ensured I got everything needed to execute the property against the other 16 offers. I am forever grateful for everything that he did for me. I especially appreciated his "after the deal closed"second-mile steps he took. He was very personable and thorough in the entire experience. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for real estate in the area.

Tina Lai

Robert is a 1st class real estate agent!

Highly recommended. We have been using Robert for the last 5 years for our real estate needs. Since our first purchased with Robert, he has proven to be a very reliable, honest, patience, and knowledgeable agent. If you are looking for an agent that can get the job done with pleasantry and integrity, Robert is the right agent. Thierry & Sopheap LoRob was highly recommended to us by a close friend who knows the real estate business.  Rob proved himself and is truly the best Realtor around who provides the greatest customer service.  He sold our house above the asking price and above the latest comps within one week.  He helped us find a contractor to make the buyer's requested repairs quickly and cost effectively.  He also found us the perfect home to meet our family's growing needs.  He worked really hard for us and was very professional to everyone.  Not only did we find a great Realtor, we found a great friend.Dave and Sherry MoriDear Rob,Harry and I would like to thank you so much for being such a good kind person and an awesome Realtor. Thank you so much for selling and closing our house in such record time. You sold our 30 yr. old home to the first family that came to see it even before it was a show house, amazing! You handled every situation that came up with great problem solving skills. I was under severe stress when Harry was hospitalized. You were such strength to me. Helpful in every way. You were a rock - and we are so grateful to you. You exceeded every expectation. You are a gentleman and very skilled at what you do. We are recommending you to our friends.Lorna and Harry Metz

Dear Mary Kay, Now that we are getting settled in our new home, we are reflecting on the search, as we traveled together to get here.

  We are very grateful for your superb efforts and follow up with every detail along the way & for the positive results you achieved!  Your patience with our questions & your calm demeanor helped us to complete the transaction to our great satisfaction. You are a super real estate agent and we know others will feel as fortunate in having you as their agent.  Thank you for outstanding service and for assisting us as one would a family member!  Sincerely, Roberta & John P.

Monique is a fantastic agent who is passionate about helping her clients find the right home for them.

On two occasions, I thought I had found a great house and was ready to put an offer but she told me to be a bit more patient because it wasn't exactly what we were looking for in the first place. So glad I followed her advice! She found the perfect home for our family and helped us so much with the paper work. She was with us at every step of the process. I am so grateful to have met her on this journey to home ownership.

Amelie F.

We had narrowed our search down to three Real Estate firms we wanted to interview before we decided.

Nancy Aynehchi was the first realtor we had interviewed and explained to her that we intended to interview two more firms. Nancy did not use the "high pressure" tactic to use her. Following the interview, we were so impressed with Nancy that we did not even interview the other two firms. We called Nancy back that evening and signed the contract! We could not be more pleased with our decision to go with Nancy. This is a very knowledgeable and efficient woman who follows through on what she says she will do. She had a photographer out the very next day to take pictures and do the "virtual tour" of our house. Brochures were printed and sent out, as well. Our house was listed and sold the first day it was on the market. Nancy kept in touch with us every step of the way. We feel so fortunate to have found a realtor who truly looks out for the best interest of her clients. I could not recommend a better realtor!

Gary N.

1)      Phoebe just sold our home in Diamond Bar, California.

She held an open house before it went one the MLS and the house sold the first day for full price. Her negotiating skills brought the full price offer which I never expected. Before the home went on sale, she advised us how to stage the home best for prospective buyers and what updates to do that would return the greatest price. She knew exactly what needed done and supplied the names of people who could do the work at a reasonable price (she has very good connections in the community). All the neighbors who saw the house could not believe the transformation. We have had people ask to see our home even after it was sold because they could not believe how well it turned out. Throughout the entire escrow process she was there making it go smoothly. Anytime a difficulty arose she handled it well and kept the closing on track. Phoebe was always there when we called and always had the answer. She is a very knowledgeable and conscientious realtor. I cannot recommend her highly enough. You cannot go wrong contacting her in your quest for a thoroughly professional realtor.

She is very professional and the home selling process was very smooth.

She has the technical knowledge and expertise to sell a home. She is one of the most caring real estate professionals in my Rolodex.

Chris Teng

Tracy was a pleasure to work with!

She was very attentive, provided great staging ideas and overall, made our selling process a breeze. We highly recommend contacting her to help with your sale or purchase!

Kelli Ann Stueve

Rob White is as good as it gets!

Rob "held my hand" during the purchase of my first home. We toured several homes, including some homes on multiple occasions. I always appreciated his feedback, which helped me make an informed decision when I was finally ready to pull the trigger. He was able to turn around my offer and contracts with lightening speed - so I am now enjoying my new home. Thank you, Rob!

Kevin G.

"Gaylene was very helpful every step of the selling process and even afterwards with the escrow.

She was organized and on top of every detail. I highly recommend her as an agent to represent your property."

William Rhee

We moved out of state from September, 2008 to June, 2012.

During this time, Mary Kay helped us with lease agreements for two separate tenants. Additionally, she helped manage our property while contractors completed projects and more. We have known Mary Kay for nearly 15 years and would highly recommend her for current and future real estate needs. ~ Michelle & Brian C.

I was extremely happy with Mana and her professionalism.

she was always available for me and went out of her way to accommodate my busy schedule. Parvin Nabavi.

Searching for a house is not an easy feat.

So having the right agent work with you is a must. Charles was very helpful, always dependable, patient, great work ethics, great personality... well informed, sensible and fun... Thanks Charles for your hard work... I highly recommend Charles!!! We appreciate your service!!!!

Sil Won Khym

It was my pleasure working with her.

She is a very gracious, thoughtful and experienced agent whom I would highly recommend to my friends.

Yung Chi Kao

Monique has been helping me with my real estate needs for more than 20 years.

She has done so with integrity, professionalism as well as by putting her client's interests first. I highly recommend Monique without any reservations.

Julian T.

Murray and Amy's reputation precedes them!

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Green

It’s been great meeting and dealing with Nancy.

Very professional and helpful. Helped us find a great place for my daughter and her roommate. She goes beyond expectations to make sure to help us. It was a pleasure to meet her and do business with her!,

Vivian Shokry

Jackie is AMAZING!

!! She is always prepared and answered every single one of my questions (and I had a lot). She always kept us updated and promptly responded to anything we wanted. If I could choose one person to recommend to everyone I know, it would be JACKIE!!! She clearly knows what she's  doing, and is the best out there.

Jessica Whitman

"I would recommend you to anyone!

" Phyllis, Tustin Ranch

Jackie did an excellent job finding a house we absolutely love when we first moved to Orange County.

Jackie knew how to put us In touch with all the people we needed and always when above and beyond. When I buy or sell my next house, I will be using Jackie..

Sean Benner

"You had the insight on how we had selected you as agents.

We felt comfortable with you. We saw your advertisement in the mail and decided to contact you. You were open in sharing information and were fair with identifying the value (not low-balling, nor showing us higher value to get our business). It was just the gut feeling that we were dealing with professionals. Jeff has a style that puts one at ease - and Lisa complements that too, both very professional. We appreciate the effort you put in." Dan and Manisha, Irvine

We had an absolutely great experience with Linda in selling our condo and buying a larger one in Irvine.

Linda provided staging service for our house and it was such an eye-opener. Our sister didn't even recognize it. Linda included it in her sales process which was a large saving for us but more importantly, it really made our condo stood above the rest and helped us sell our condo quickly, which was one of a key criteria for us. This is another important part of Linda's professional dedication to us as she really understood our priority. She spent a lot of time to help us deal with the preparation of the house, dealing with handyman services, gardener, etc. as we both work during the day. Besides helping us with our sales, she did a wonderful job seeking out our purchase and worked closely with our lender to make a formidable team in representing us and our offer. She investigated the seller's situation to provide us advance warnings of the negotiation process and true to her prediction, it played out as she had described to us. Beyond our sales and purchase, Linda continued to assist us by providing good leads on handyman and other minor work service providers. She also helped us followed up with minor issues with our new HOA. We can't speak highly enough of Linda and just hope this testimonial provide sufficient insight into Linda's dedication to us as our representative and her commitment to us meeting our goal.

Minh Nguyen and Hang Ngo

Debbie is an amazing agent!

My family was relocating across the country so scheduling and communication could have been challenging, but Debbie made it seamless. She is responsive, knows the in and outs of the area, is extremely personable yet will be a tough negotiator when needed. She really listened to what my family wanted and provided her expert opinion. We changed our minds a few times on exactly what we were looking for, and Debbie always adjusted immediately and with a great attitude. I valued her insights and felt extremely comfortable with our home buying process. I highly recommend her!

Carol Krosky

Maria was my agent during my purchase of a new construction condominium.

I couldn't have asked an agent that did do more to look out for my best interests. She took the time to explain to me everything to consider during the buying process, and helped every step of the way. She has an amazing attention to detail which made me feel confident that nothing was overlooked. She was willing to provide whatever level of support I needed to get the home I wanted. I have bought homes in the past, but never has an agent done more to demonstrate that my best interest were their primary concern. I would recommend Maria to anyone looking for their ideal home.

Reid B.

Robert White is the best real estate agent I have ever met.

Robert goes that extra mile under all circumstances to please and protect his clients. I am not easy to please, however, Robert holds my admiration and thanks for a job well done. Thank you, Robert White!

J. Motola

Jackie was excellent in her communication with us thruout the process.

Always returned our calls immediately, was available for us when needed and upfront/ honest during the selling and buying process. Very knowledgeable and professional. We will definitely use Jackie in the future and highly  recommend her! 

Roxann Webb

Working with Gaylene was a blessing from beginning to end.

I actually thought she was going to give up on us as it took almost a year to find a house, but her kindness, dedication and not to mention her patience helped us to finally make a bid. I highly recommend Gaylene because not only will get the house of your dreams you also get an amazing friend.

Jennifer Puls

Walter and Silvia, Words cannot express how happy and grateful we are to have had the pleasure of working with both of you.

We have never seen two people work so hard and passionately. We appreciate everything you have done for us. Both of you have made our dream come true. Not only do we have our dream home, but we have made life long friends. Your Firends Thank you again,  

Chad and Tracy W.

I wanted to thank you for all of your assistance with the ADP Rest program, and your help in guiding me through the process.

You could not have referred a better realtor as I can honestly say that Sandi was a true blessing sent to me and my children. The day I met Sandi I was amazed how I automatically felt I could trust her on a professional level as well as a personal level. When I first requested assistance with the REST program I mentioned how horrible my previous experience with my realtor was and gave exact details to what I was looking for and what I was not looking for. Sandi really took the time to listen to what my needs were and paid good attention to what was best for my children as well. Sandi went over and beyond to make me comfortable throughout the entire process and I just thought I should take the time to share with you the positive experience I had with the ADP Rest program and Sandi as my realtor. Thank you -Thank you- Thank you!!!!  

Marlene Razo

They can be defined in one word: COMMITMENT Walter and Sylvia are the best in the business with a untiring drive to go beyond satisfying ones needs.

They found us a home (beyond our expectation), appraised the market value so our offer was the right number, got us the loan and than practically helped us move in. The home we purchased was not listed with First Team and had 10 offers within 24 hours after being listed, they went to work and in 5 days our offer was accepted $30, 000 above asking price and $4000.00 above the 2nd number yet below the actual appraised value, how they did that I do not know but indicated their knowledge of the market and expertise in real estate They are a rare bread in this fast paced life we all live in with a genuine desire to meet their clients needs. As we all know making a move if you are buying or selling is a huge challenge, they took us from step one to signing as if we were their only clients. They are the kind of people that you would invite back to visit, we did they took time in their busy life to come to my surprise birthday party. They truly deserve your consideration, in five minutes you will understand why.

Matthew and Rosario

Jackie helped us purchase our home almost 3 years ago so when the time felt right to sell, it was an easy call.

She was responsive at all times, thorough in answering our questions, and advocated for us at every step.

Tim Allen

Selecting the right professional real estate agent is very important and a difficult task.

We interviewed three agents when we planned to sell our house in the Columbus Grove Community. Martin and Laura Uribe are the one that impressed us the most. They are the super star team, who provided us with the expertise and knowledge of the local real estate market that we needed. They hired a top notch photographer to take the professional photographs of our house. We enjoyed working with Martin and Laura as they were very organized, professional, friendly and excellent service. They provided us feedbacks on every Open House and updated us on what is going on with the property. They showed a lot of patience in answering all our questions and doubts we put forward as we were concerned about putting our house on the market. They helped us put the house at the right market price and developing a strategy, including social media to generate traffic and therefore interest buyers for our house. Our expectations were completely fulfilled and are very satisfied with the result. We were able to get an offer within a month of listing on the market. We would say hands down, go with Martin and Laura, and we already did refer a neighbor who was on the fence about choosing an agent.

S&J

She was a pleasure to work with!

! My whole family likes Maria very much!!

Victor & Gladys Aguilar

Jason and Susan Zwolak were amazing to work with!

Being a first time home-buyer and not having much experience in the field, they literally took my hand and guided me the entire way. I could not have asked for a better experience with Jason and Susan when it came to their professionalism and  honesty. Issues arose along the way, out of our control, and they were always prepared and ready to tackle any issues. They were very patient with me and my experience and always had suggestions or advice to guide me in the right direction. Jason and Susan would answer all questions and made themselves available by phone, text or email. I will gladly recommend Jason and Susan to anybody who is looking to buy, or sell, a home

Kathy Palacios

We had never met Jenean until she made a customized--not "canned"-- presentation to us about selling our condo.

Within twenty minutes we knew she was a star...and that conclusion was verified by her performance. She not only managed the "high level" activities like, marketing strategy, pricing, staging, etc., in our case--we were out of town--she contracted and oversaw the day-to-day repairs, carpentry, painting, plumbing, and staging. Result: in a tough market (March 2011) we had a long line outside for the open house, and we received four offers that day, all above the asking price. We ended up selling the place for much more than we expected. Net: Jenean is a capable, hardworking, outstanding agent, but that is because she is a rock-solid person. We cannot recommend her highly enough.

John Gordon

Meriam was very easy to work with and was quick to answer all my questions.

I look forward to working with her in the future.

Christopher Fornesi

From Melissa regarding the sale of her Aunt's condo.

.. I can't thank you enough!!!!  You made the closing of my Aunt's condo one of the easiest things I have had to do so far!  Yes, it was emotional and difficult in meaning, but you did an amazing job and handled everything taking such a weight off of my shoulders.  I will be forever grateful!  Accolades to you for a fine job. I am blessed my Aunt was receiving your newsletter....giving me clues to call you!  It was meant to be, and I just can't thank you enough!

I’ve been dealing with Nancy aynehchi for all my real estate needs since 2009, I have bought and sold many homes through her, I live in Michigan and know I can trust her 100%.

As a matter of fact I bought my last investment property without seeing it, if she approves, I approve. She is the best negotiator I have met in my entire life. Very honest and trust worthy. I enjoy talking to her about real estate, she is very knowledgeable. I highly recommend working with her. Doctor Majid P.

Dr. Majid P.

We used Rob to buy our first home.

 He is very trustworthy and knowledgable.  He explained how wonderful of an investment real estate is and provided great resources for us.  He gave great advice and made us feel so at ease and comfortable through this overwhelming process! We toured our home, put an offer in the next day and then went into escrow the following day.  Rob was fast and on top of everything.  There were 5 offers on the table and we got our condo because he put together the cleanest offer for the seller and her agent.  Rob is so responsive and kept us in the loop throughout the whole process.  Not to mention he is such a sweet man.  We are so pleased with Rob and so thankful for our new home!!!

Noel H.

We were absolutely thrilled with our experience working with Murray.

Before we even signed our sellers contract, he went over every detail of the plan of action, including walking our house to recommend small repairs or changes that should be made to get our house in the best possible condition to sell. It worked, because we got an offer 4 days after listing, and were in escrow 2 days after that. He kept us very informed each step of the way by sending text updates and emails. Personally, he’s just a very nice guy, and was very supportive when we shared about ailing parents. We highly recommend Murray to anyone looking to sell or buy a house. Mike & Erika Metz

Metz

"Selling a home can be one of the most stressful and emotional experiences there is, and Lisa and Jeff delivered above and beyond what I could have hoped or expected, on so many levels.

I came to learn that it takes a unique set of skills to manage through the complex process of buying and selling a home. From understanding the pure financial side of the equation, to delicately managing the emotional aspects, to the subtle intangibles of navigating and delivering on the needs of both the buyers and seller, they handled it all seamlessly. Their negotiation skills are remarkable, and their detailed follow up with each and every prospective buyer helped them adapt and react to the need of the buyers. They got my home sold quickly at a price that turned out to be the highest price in my community during an 18 month period." Kelly, Irvine

Recently, Joan helped me to purchase a property.

With her hard work, we got the house we wanted. From our experience, I can tell Joan is a very responsible agent. Whenever I called her, she always responded to me very fast. She is a very professional Agent. I remembered I needed a document on the East coast. She got up at 6 am to help me get the document, because of time difference. With her hard work, we closed the deal 15 days earlier than it was supposed to, even though we had to have a loan. I highly recommend her as an agent.

Xiurong Ding

We have known Martin and Laura for several years now and they have handled multiple real estate transactions for us.

We recently were looking to purchase a new home and once we located a property, our first call was to Martin and Laura. We trust not only their expertise in the local and regional market, but we also trust their opinion. We could have easily worked with the listing agent, but our gut told us we needed an advocate who would look out for our best interest. Without a doubt, we have found 2 of the most dedicated, knowledgeable, and ethical people in the business. They not only understand the real estate portion of the transaction, but helped guide us through the 3rd party vendors (appraisal, inspection, escrow, and mortgage). There are hundreds, if not thousands of agents who can help you with a real estate transaction, but only 2 who I would stake my name and reputation on. I am happy they are my agents and even more proud to call them "friends"!

Eddie G.

Mana was absolutely fantastic.

..She not only met with us on rainy days but she was also quick to respond to any inquiries we had. She was very proactive and well informed about the industry and Orange County area. Thank you Mana for sticking with us in our search over the past year. You never let  us give up and we have you to thank for helping us finally find our perfect home. Michael & Samantha Marriott.

Monique Vang is a very experienced real estate agent.

She listens carefully to the wishes of the tenant and tries to find the perfect house for him. Once the perfect match is made, she spares no effort in making sure the house is in impeccable state when the tenant moves in. I would highly recommand her.

Rein VC

I contacted Jackie for a friend to find out if her value in her home in Lake Forest is enough to refinance at this time.

Jackie picked up the phone quickly, is extremely knowledgeable about the area & gave me immediate answers to my questions. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy  or sell in the Lake Forest area. Thank you Jackie for your consultation.

Debbie Angulo

This was our first time working with an agent in the purchase of a home.

Everything was handled in a straight forward and clear manner.  The experience was smooth, stress-free and convenient, and communication with Jason and Susan was easy; they made the 30-day escrow appear effortless.  They delivered service above our expectations, and we’d absolutely recommend them to others.                                                                                                                                                          

Alistair (Al) & Karina

We recently sold our second home with Nancy Aynehchi of First Team Estates and once again we are very pleased with the results.

Nancy is very thorough in her research of the homes in the area to come up with the right price to get our home sold as soon as possible. Trusting her with the details was easy to do because she is very confident in her business. She went above and beyond to sell our home, even staging our home to make our home show like a model. She had beautiful photos taken with marketing material. She has a system when she puts the home up for sale and hosts a grand opening open house and it worked again (like it did with our other house)! We had an offer within one day! We closed escrow within two weeks! She is great at communicating updates as well. Thank you, Nancy!

Julie Brand

So this is my second experience with Lisa and Jeff both as a seller and a buyer and clearly I am a fan given my return to their services.

As a seller this time around, the experience entailed a little more caution given the negotiation and costs associated with being the seller. What a wonderful thing to have them on my side and how comforting that was. Not only did they make it as painless as they could but they ended up being proactive on many points, which I was totally unaware of and it ended up saving me both in time and finances. Needless to say I am a fan and strongly recommend. This is an overwhelming process, make it easy on yourself and hire Jeff and Lisa. You will be glad you did. Sadie. 6/1/2015

"Thanks for everything you have done.

We appreciate all the time and effort you guys have put in to help us!" Javier and Alicia, Tustin Ranch

It was a pleasure working with Laura and Martin!

They have great synergy. They complement each other very well and are an amazing team. Between the two of them, there is nothing that is overlooked. They are detailed and goal oriented, and so knowledgeable of the real estate market. I had such a wonderful experience with Laura and Martin a few years ago that I chose them as my agents again. It was the right decision as they were able to get offers right away with their skillful marketing strategies. I was blown away at how quickly they sold my home. Buying or selling can be a stressful experience but they know how to work through the process so well that you can stay calm and comfortable. I have been on both sides with them and they did an exceptional job!

J. Yoshida

We chose to work with Murray and Amy because 17 years ago they did an excellent job helping us sell our home and purchase a new one.

We were so pleased to work with them again. Amy did a great job preparing marketing materials for the sale of our home, and Murray was extremely responsive and attentive to our questions and concerns every step of the way. They not only gave us excellent professional advice and guidance, but also demonstrated deep personal care throughout the process.

Calkins

I was EXTREMELY impressed with Mana in every facet.

I have had other agents work with me, but none of them had as much "know how" as Mana. and I was also impressed with her aggressiveness to get things done. Overall, I couldn't be happier, I am looking forward to my next purchase so I can work with her again.  Misael Lerma.

"Thank you very much for your assistance and response.

You are truly and deeply appreciated!" Janice, Redfin Realtor

Grace Tu has been the best real estate agent that anybody can ask for.

She is very knowledgeable in the market and provided outstanding leadership and communication skills. I would recommend Grace to anyone who is looking to purchase a New House/Townhouse.

Kevin Chen

Murray and Amy are lovely people.

I have lived in my house for over 27 years and ages ago I knew that when the time came to put our house on the market that Murray would be our go to guy. We did not need an interview process, that is how sure and confident we were in Murray handling the sale of our house. He's the best. I always recommend him

Jacque Kopec

"I want to personally thank you for all your hard work in helping me find a beautiful condo where I now can call home.

I know you did a lot of legwork for me since my requirements were a bit unique. I am so glad you were referred to me.  You came higly recommended by my friend and now I know why; you were professional, informative and most of all very patient with me since we only looked at over 20 homes! I am a first time homebuyer and I am very lucky that you made it so easy, especially with a short sale. I wish you much success in all you do and I will definitely recommend you to anyone I know who is looking." Timothy, Tustin Ranch

1)     Phoebe Chiang and Theresa Wen worked together, and they both did an excellent job in handling the listing and sale of my aunt's (estate) home in Hacienda Heights.

From making suggestions on some renovations that appeal to the local market to following through on every small detail. Even helping to find appropriate contractors as needed. They professionally evaluated the property (they know the market), and listed at a fair market price, the open house generated over 20 written offers in two weeks, and the property sold at nearly 10% over list price. As an absentee Trust manager, I couldn't be happier..... everyone concerned was amazed at the preparation, communication, and strategy for timing the listing, and then the outcome. Phoebe (and Theresa) deliver top quality service and top results with expertise and grace. Highly recommended!!

Our first time meeting Silvia and Walter was during an impressive presentation they provided my wife and I in the First Team office.

We had received a personal handwritten note from them and wanted to meet them in person as we were selling a property in Tustin and wanted local,  knowledgeable agents to help us. Not only did they know the local area where our property was located but they lived in the area and could give any potential clients all the answers to any questions they had. They were honest and passionate and above all so helpful in getting our property ready for sale asap. Previews and staging the property before listing it was so key to getting multiple offers after only the first week. We especially appreciated the online reviews of the other agents after they brought their clients to the property. Silvia and Walter were on top of all communications between both parties and escrow company during the sale process even when BOTH the sellers and buyers were out of town during COE.  We greatly appreciated having them both on our side during all negotiations and during this important time of the sale.  We recommend them to anyone buying or selling or both!  They are the BEST and will be our friends for life!

John C.

I would like to thank Meriam for all her effort with me until we found the house of my dreams.

She was very patient,professional and very honest  at all times. Meriam is a hard worker and has a pleasant personality. She was always available to provide help when needed. I strongly recommend any one wants to buy a house to choose Meriam. Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $825K in Orange, CA.

We worked with Martin and Laura on the sale of our home in Irvine.

We interviewed a few other well known agents in the area but found Martin & Laura to be very knowledgeable and easy to work with. They explained us their entire sales and marketing strategy in detail and patiently answered all our questions. Martin took care of all the minute details of making our house ready for sale. This included, but not limited to, coordinating cleaning, painting and any repairs that were needed prior to putting our house on the market. Laura was in charge of staging our home to make it more attractive to buyers. Their professional photographer did a great job showcasing the salient features of our house. As a result, within the first 4 days on the market, we received multiple offers. Martin negotiated the offers to obtain the best price and sale terms. The property sold ABOVE asking price and closed escrow in 14 days. Throughout the sale process, Martin kept us apprised of the progress and made sure timelines for contingencies are met. We're extremely satisfied with the results achieved. If you are thinking of selling your home and need an honest, hardworking and responsive agent, look no further and hire Martin and Laura. They are the best, they know the area well and will sell your home quickly.

F Rafique

Tracy, worked very hard for us.

She never showed frustration with our indecision. She is wonderful.

Michael Wood & Asako Kanazawa

5 STARS!

! Gaylene has been my real estate agent twice in the last two years - once for selling a house, and now for purchasing a house. Both times she was completely professional and I had no doubt that she had my best interest at heart. I had complete trust and faith in her that she always acted on my behalf. I could not recommend a better person than Gaylene to represent anyone wishing to buy or sell property.

Bob Jacobson

Monique Vang has been a special friend and Realtor to me and my family for over 30 Years.

I highly value,respect and recommend my most honest,ethical,knowledgeable and caring friend/realtor. i cannot fully express my deepest thanks for her exceptional response and gentle guidance throughout the transitional process. To all of her future clients, sit back, relax, you're in the best hands.

Inez Diaz

Murray's professionalism and expertise were instrumental in selling our house.

Thank you for being so helpful and patient in guiding us every step of the way.

Seo

Working with Eman Aly Ismail at First Team was an absolutely wonderful experience.

She well exceeded my expectations. Eman Aly Ismail was professional, efficient, and knowledgeable. Most importantly, she made us feel that she was personally/emotionally invested in our comfort with the lease and entire process. Everything went exactly as she said. It was smooth, seamless and quick. Everything went exactly as she said. It was smooth, seamless and quick. Good Luck Heba Asker

Heba Asker

Because of Mana, we were the one of many selected to purchase the house.

There were many offers on the house and she was one of the deciding factor for them. (The seller's Realtor shared that with us.)  Mana was professional, informative and available day or night for us. Even while she was away on a personal vacation we were able to communicate with her. The timing couldn't have been worse when we made the offer on the house. The housing loan situation sprung up just as our offer was presented.  Our loan broker(which we chose independently of Mana) was terrible. With all these challenges, she was most helpful and knowledgeable. It was truly a pleasure working with her. Mana will come highly recommended by both my daughter and myself to anyone we might know who is looking for a property. Michele Chelstelson.

i have found that working with Terry LeClair has given me a boost not only in my business, due to his marketing strategies, but in the way that I view management support.

He is a giver. To me, that has meant sharing knowledge, tips and his success. He is encouraging and listens to each of his team members.

Susan Chotkevys

Khan == Awesome.

He represented us when we were just renting a house but for the attention he gave us you'd think we were buying a million dollar home! Every step of the way Khan was there making sure the right thing happened, giving us timely and advantageous advice and creating a truly stress free experience. To say he went above and beyond would be understating it. You won't find a more caring, compassionate, honest and high-integrity realtor out there. Looking forward to buying our next housed with Khan in a year or two, look for an updated review then :) Thanks Khan!

Melissa & John

Joan has helped us find a home twice.

She is very responsive and had our best interest in mind always. She went above and beyond to help us with anything we needed.

Kristine Mcmullen

Murray's attention to detail, thoroughness, quick responsiveness, and expertise in local market is unmatched!

We can always rest assure that Murray has every area of the transaction covered when is working on our side!

Nancy Im

This letter is to tell you how delighted we are with the terrific job that Janice Konkol did as our agent in selling our house in Irvine.

She was knowledgeable, responsive, flexible, thorough, personable and easy to work with, and she really exceeded our desires and expectations in every way in making what was virtually a “dream” sale happen. We interviewed five other agents and chose Janice because she listened and responded thoughtfully to our questions, had a clear and smart listing strategy, and had highly complimentary references. We immediately warmed to her personally because she has a straight-forward manner, doesn’t brag about herself, and just states facts and her judgement clearly and honestly. In preparing to stage and show, Janice told us what she thought we should do (clearing clutter, etc.) but was flexible and understanding when we resisted certain things. Then she really showed her worth when she brought in her own furniture, pictures, accessories, etc., and spent considerable time doing a complete staging. We were stunned with how much she did and how beautiful it turned out to be. We know that many other agents charge for this service. We listed on a Wednesday, and Janice began showing with open houses on Saturday and Sunday. She estimates that more than 150 people came through. By Monday we had six offers, and two more on Tuesday. On Wednesday we accepted an all cash offer over our listing price with the buyer allowing us to stay in the house for two months at no cost. During the escrow process Janice also shined. She was here for each inspection (general and termite), she recommended good people to do necessary repairs and was here at our request when we could not be to supervise some of the workmen. She even advanced payment to one when we couldn’t be here! She was flexible with things such as arranging buyer visits and moving our furniture back in after the sale, and she always responded quickly to questions and requests. We closed escrow in 32 days with hardly a hitch. We have bought and sold several houses and are very particular clients. We rarely, if ever, write compliments like this. Janice, however, is a gem and truly deserving of professional accolades. We would be happy to have you share this letter with whomever you wish (except our contact information) and happy to speak with anyone about it with prior notice.

Michael Anzis

Over all my experience was very good with Khan and I have a new friend that can help me on my real state needs later on, beside being a nice human being he is such gentleman, I would recommend him to my friends anytime.

Shahinfar

My experience with Dean Erickson, an Agent from First Team Real Estate, has been excellent!

I met Dean by chance as he was walking in my neighborhood attending to other clients. We started an informal conversation where I mentioned I would be interested in selling my condo in the future. Our relationship became friendly and he would stop by once in a while when he was in the neighborhood, and we would chat about my plans. With absolutely no pressure, he patiently walked me through the process in case I decided to go ahead with the sale. When the time came to sell my condo, I did not hesitase to work with Dean. He has done a superb job and sold my house in the time I expected. I felt comfortable, trusting and I am very happy with his work. He is a very friendly and professional individual.

Silvia Molina

Vickie cared about people.

That’s the best quality you can have for realtor.

NICOLAS HANCOCK

Vickie was a wonderful real estate agent.

Great attention to detail, resale value and knowledge about the local community. She always wants what is best for her clients. Was always accessible. Professional but very approachable. Loved our experience with Vickie. Would recommend her to our family and friends in a heartbeat.

Corey Robert Tiller Margaret Ann Poland

Janice was amazing.

Incredibly hard-working, responsive, communicative, and went above and beyond.

Carrie L. Rosenbaum

My fiance and I so appreciate Maria's guidance when looking for our first home together.

Being completely new to the process of home-buying, we greatly value Maria's expertise. She takes the time to walk us through every aspect of the process from big picture concerns to smaller details we would have never known to think about. Maria is a great listener and can articulate and speak to our likes and dislikes and our thoughts and concerns. Best of all, she made herself available at all times, which is so very helpful as we have tons of questions, especially when it comes to filling out all the forms coming our way. The process of buying our wonderful home was truly a team effort, and we are so grateful for having Maria!

April B

Monique is a special person who took the time and patience to help us transition from our condominium to our new home .

I’m so thankful for her help with everything . She has gone above and beyond any real estate agent to help us find the perfect home. Thank you so much Monique

Quoc phan

Carol was wonderful to work with.

She was so knowledgeable. She knew how to get us the best offer which resulted in multiple offers that drew the price up and we ended up with above our asking price. We would recommend Carol to anyone.

marianrogers39

We met Maria at an open house and a few days later we asked her to be our real estate agent.

Maria has been awesome to work with. She is honest, kind and patient. She listened to all our needs and advised us accordingly. We will without a doubt recommend her to friends and family. Thank you Maria for all your hard work!

J Huang

Severine is great to work with!

Beth Yarnall

Maria was committed to making sure I got the home I wanted at a price I was happy with.

She was completely willing to assist me during every part of the home buying process.

Reid Boddie

Karen was amazing.

The property was not even listed yet but because of our situation she reached out to the homeowner and negotiated with him so that would be able to rent the home before it even hit the market. She was professional and in constant communication with us the whole time. She was friendly and very knowledgeable of the area so that we got a fair and reasonable deal

Roger and Terri Beers

I met Joan in China during our Root trip with our Chinees children.

I met Joan at the first time in Xiushan. She guide us at the orphanage of our daughter and later on to Chongqing. Joan is a tour guide with a lot of knowledge of foreign countries en cultures which makes it easy to communicate with her. But of course she knows a lot of the China country so we learned a lot...more July 26, 2010, Johan was Qiong's client

Johan Vonk

Mana was extremely personable.

She knew exactly what I was looking for. She also made sure I was involved and understood every aspect of the home buying process. Thanks to Mana I now own my first home!

Mike Trazi

Nancy is professional, pleasant, caring, knowledgeable in real estate and rental needs, follows up promptly and has a great sense of humor (bonus).

She was incredibly helpful with our situation and looked ahead to meet our needs. She is also very thorough and efficient with documents and facilitating the transaction to flow smoothly from start to finish. Nancy is the example of five stars!

Bernadette Greif

Gaylene did a excellent job helping us find our fantastic home.

We took our time looking for the just right house to buy and Gaylene was very patient and always had a good list of homes to show us. Her professionalism and experience really paid off in going over the pros and cons of each house we saw. When we found the right house Gaylene had all the connections to make the purchase go smoothly without any issues. I knew we were in very good hands with Gaylene on our side. I highly recommend Gaylene to anyone looking to buy or sell their home,

Don Puls

Carole was a magnificent agent.

She and her team helped us to understand exactly what measures we needed to take in our home to make it most marketable. She was extremely thorough and was always available for open houses. She sold our house fast and I am convinced that it would have been on the market much longer were it not for her expertise. I highly recommend Carole for your real estate needs! She is honest and very detail oriented. Thank you Carole! Texas, here we come!

CHUCK (Prior Calif State Assemblyman for Irvine) & DIANE DEVORE

Gaylene assisted me when I sold my townhouse.

I needed to downsize and she helped me through the process with kindness and understanding that change is not easy. Great customer service is difficult to find these days. You will get it with Gaylene.

Mitsuko Fukunaga

We have now worked with Cathy on 3 transactions.

..2 times as the buyer and 1 time as the seller. Cathy is a consummate professional who brings a high level of skill and strategy to table. In both cases as the buyer, we went into multiple-offer scenarios and came out on top because Cathy spent time to understand the seller's motivations and then shape our offers to stand out (in ways other than just offering top price). With the sale of our house, she poured the full weight of her resources into pre-marketing and a grand open house, and we sold after the first weekend! Cathy is attentive, diligent and responsive when you reach out to her. All this AND she's a really nice person. We highly recommend Cathy!

Jason & Allison Pacourek

Martin and Laura were the agents we used for our home purchase.

Words cannot express how glad we were to have picked them. Being first time home buyers can be a scary and exiting feeling. So, having an agent that you can trust and rely on is very important. Throughout the process of finding our home Martin and Laura were very patient, showing us house after house and answering all our questions. I would defiantly recommend them for your next home purchase or sale. They are very knowledgeable and will go out of their way for their clients.

Diane Romo

We recently purchased 122 and 124 Avento in Irvine.

They were brand new homes so the paperwork was a little complex. Nancy and her team made sure that we feel comfortable with each and every form. It was a long process due to construction and customization. We were always informed of every step so we were able to stay on top of thing even with our busy schedules. We could not be happier with our homes and appreciate the opportunity to work with Nancy!

T. Nguyen

Tracy is spectacular.

Aaron D. & Dana Martin

"Its nice to work with such honest and truly genuine and competent professionals like yourselves.

Here's to a smooth escrow and quick approval for our home! Thanks for putting up with us!" Dewey and Yoko, North Tustin

I was moving out of state and needed to sell my condo quickly.

I was referred to Martin & Laura by a friend who had worked with them in the past (as a co-worker not client).I met Martin and did a walk through of my condo. Martin pointed out the specific areas I needed to address before putting the property up on the market. He even referred me to service providers who could do the job quickly and for a very reasonable prices. I was concerned I would have to put a significant amount of money into the preparations for sale but Martin showed me how to keep the repairs to a minimum.During the same time period, I was traveling back and forth to my new residence which kept me from focusing on the preparing the property for sale. Martin was extremely understanding and did not pressure me to move forward until I was ready. Any delays in the process was strictly due to challenges with my schedule.Martin went "over and above" my expectations by helping manage/supervise a couple of the projects that needed to get done when I wasn't available Once the repairs were completed and I had completely moved out (I had already left the state), Laura staged the property and the photos came out GREAT!That weekend Martin & Laura held an open house at the condo. Within a day I had 6 offers, 3 or 4 which were viable. I really appreciated Martin's insight and experience when I was evaluating the offers. He thoroughly reviewed them all with me, pointing out some of the pros/cons with each. We narrowed it down to the top two and focused on them. Martin then went back and asked for "final and best" offer from each. I ended up with an offer that was more than I was originally asking!I was able to complete 90+% of the paperwork via a secure online signing system. This make the whole process MUCH easier, especially since I was no longer available to sign docs in person. It only took 31 days from seeing the offers for the first time to closing escrow!Working with Martin and Laura was a pleasure and they made the process much easier than I would have ever expected. They took the time to explain every detail and I never felt uncomfortable or overwhelmed by the sales process.I HIGHLY recommend them to anyone who is looking for real estate agents and I would love to work with them again if I ever have a need to move back to SoCal!Many thanks to both of you! 

J.H.

To whom it may concern: My wife Lou Wanna and I just want to express our pleasure with the job Grace Tu did selling our home in Irvine.

She is very pleasant and was very easy to work with during the entire process. In addition to obtaining top dollar, she did a wonderful job of marketing our property and attracting potential buyers to our home. She held frequent open houses and made every effort to sell the property to a well qualified buyer. She was also very responsive and quick to return messages when we had questions or issues. She did a very good job during the escrow period making certain everything that needed to be done was done so properly and promptly. I would highly recommend you consider selecting her to be your agent when you consider selling or buying a home.

Harold Katz

My wife and I needed to sell our place and find a replacement home.

 In the process of getting ready to sell our home, there was a number of improvements we had to make to get the highest price possible.  One huge benefit of working with Silvia and Walter was they had so many great contacts.  Everyone from a professional painter to a simple 'handyman'.  I would also like to state they were always careful NOT to suggest improvements for the sake of 'improving'; they sat down and discussed this with us from the beginning.  Additionally, they helped negotiate the best price with these contractors (etc.) and helped schedule when the work to be done.  They were there all the way through the process, even dropping by our place during the work.  They wanted to make sure it was all being done to our satisfaction.   Their knowledge of the housing market in our area helped us price the home correctly and we received and accepted an offer within a few days after we put the home on the market.   Whenever we wanted to look at homes, they were always willing to drive us to any location we wanted to visit.  Once we put in an offer on a house and it was accepted, Walter and Sylvia helped us go through 2 escrows, (selling and buying).  They were always available if we had any questions on any documents.  You always felt safe knowing that Walter and Sylvia had your best interest when dealing with the buyer of our place and the seller of the new place.   We would highly recommend Walter and Sylvia as both a buyer and seller agent.  They are professional and always have your best interest.

Chris H.

2 years ago Murray was recommended to me by a friend.

He helped me sell my condo in Irvine. When I needed to sell my mother's home this year when it became time to move her into an assisted living facility, I called Murray. Not only was he professional and an expert in dealing with the Irvine housing market, he was also highly sensitive and caring about my mother and her comfort. He made things easy for me with all of his help with negotiations and we are very happy with the results.

Sudakow

Murray is knows for his market knowledge in Northwood area and is the leading realtor in the area.

He walk us thru the process as well as on top of all things to ensure negotiation and transaction completed seamless. Murray acted extremely professionally and presented us all facts both positive and negative on all different options to educate our family thru this process. He was the only reason were able to purchase our first California home and forever great full to Murray and Amy.

Perera

Working with Mana was a pleasure: she was patient, thorough and always responded quickly when I had questions or wanted to arrange to view a home.

During the detours and road-bumps of the closing process, she was always calm and helpful. I would recommend her as an agent to anyone. Debbie Johnson.

Hi Dean,I wanted to write you and it's up to you if you want to relay this information to your buyers.

I want to express my appreciation and gratitude for writing such a professional offer on behalf of your buyers.  You did an incredible job representing them as people that sincerely wanted to purchase our home of the last 5 years, and that we are sad to part with.As you may be aware, we had three offers, which were all strong, and some had higher down payments.  However, my wife and I knew before the open house that we were more than likely going to accept your client's offer, and that we felt that you did such an excellent job you earned the deal.  The listing agent also relayed to us that the buyers also reminded her of my wife and I when we were younger, starting out and buying this home, so we were excited with that as well.I hope your buyers find joy, can love and take care of this home as we have built our family and lives together.  I'm looking forward to a smooth transaction and making some buyers happy just like we were.Sincerely,JeffSeller of 33 Trailing Vine 

Karen is a lifesaver!

She helped us find a townhouse on a time crunch - I was expecting and we needed more space for our growing family. Karen found us exactly what we needed in the area that we wanted and was so helpful throughout the entire process and made everything so easy for us! Whenever I hear of anyone looking for a realtor I tell them they must call Karen! She has the experience to know what will work best and can help you through every step. Will definitely call Karen for all our future real estate needs!

Dina D

Karen's responsiveness and her command of property information was very impressive.

Perhaps even more valuable was Karen's involvement and communication after the contract was signed all the way through the closing - and even afterwards. This is a second home purchase for us and Karen made us very comfortable with the selections made and the processes involved. We will definitely recommend Karen Kehetian and First Team Real Estate!

James F. and Jeanette R. Dunkerley

Sandi is a Realtor who works very hard, gave excellent advices and professional suggestions on my property being sold.

I can rely on her without having to worry about what to do. She was in charge from the beginning till the end of the transaction.

Rosalind Lee

I recently bought a property in Mission Viejo and Meriam was my agent.

The whole process took 7 weeks; 3 weeks of searching, and 4 weeks for the escrow to close. It was a very fast process thanks to Meriam's dedication and responsiveness. She's very hardworking and knowledgeable of the process, and very flexible as I kept on changing my preferences regarding the property I was looking for. We checked out about 15 homes in less than 3 weeks, placed 3 offers, and I landed the property I wanted with $20k below the offer price. Meriam even agreed to store my food in her personal fridge as I didn't have access to a fridge when I moved in the new place! In summary, I was very satisfied with her service, and couldn't have asked for more. 

We’ve bought and sold other properties, and worked with some good agents, but Jason and Susan are definitely at the top of the list.

  They were honest and forthright, and it was obvious they always had our best interest in mind.  We loved their responsiveness and consistent communication, and also the great referrals they gave us to other professionals such as escrow, and even a geologist.  They were super friendly, and they made the process stress free and fun!   

Jane & Woody Barnes

Thorough, diligent, flexible and accommodating.

Vickie is a real pro and an invaluable asset in negotiating and closing any real estate deal.

Mike Gabrawy

Dean helped my wife and I look for our first home in the OC area (Irvine, Lake Forest, Laguna Niguel, etc.

). If you are looking for someone who will carefully listen to your wants, needs, like and dislikes and who truly "internalises" it and prioritises it -- Dean is your guy. We were extremely impressed by the rigor of his due diligence (he spent more than 2 hours with us on a Sunday night), his commitment (he would make himself available any time we said we free for a house viewing) and his easy personality. Finding a house is an intimidating process and we definitely felt like we had someone we could trust who could guide us through the journey. I would recommend Dean to anyone in a heartbeat.

Thomas Korah

She is smart and helpful.

She always resolved our problem very wisely which we faced through our process and led us to the right tract.  Elda Goya.

I’ve never met someone as professional, responsive, genuine and thoughtful as Thalia!

We will definitely reach out to her for our first home purchase, she truly is amazing! Thank you so much!

Paul and Patricia Kratky

Carole Mancini is the best!

!!! Carole worked so hard to find a home for us, and our fur kids, to live and enjoy. No other Agent would have worked so hard to help us. The Marine Corps motto is Semper Fidelas, "Always Faithful." Semper Fi, Carole! Thank you for all your help!

Rick and Viki Topping

Martin and Laura have sold three of my homes, helped me find tenants for rentals and found a rental for me personally.

 They are a great team.  Martin deals with the various buyers, sellers, agents, subcontractors, legal issues and financial services companies and is great at negotiations and trouble shooting.  Martin is a financial whiz.   Laura does all the marketing and keeps all the behind-the-scenes work running smoothly and on time so that escrows close on time.    She is very efficient and professional.  I have known them for 15 years and hope to work with them another 15.   I wouldn't go anywhere else. 

S.K.

Highly likely to recommend  3/13/2018 -  zuser20170421152319918   Bought a home in 2018 in Oak Creek, Irvine, CA 92618.

5 Star ratings in all area: Local knowledge,  Process expertise,  Responsiveness,  negotiation skills.My family met Carol at one of her open houses by chance. She was so kind and knowledgeable that we didn't hesitate to get her help in searching for our new home in Irvine, CA! She wrote down my family's preferences on homes very carefully and did a comprehensive research on available homes in the  market that fit our needs perfectly. It was so hard to pick the best one out of her list because most of them were so great. She even worked until midnight to make a timely proposal so that we didn't lose the opportunity. I was so happy when I heard from an on-site agent at a model home office that my agent was so great and nice. Carol is the best in town!

"We presented Jackie with a difficult task; deal with us 1300 miles away ( and also on vacation in a different time zone), and treat our daughter as her own.

Throughout the whole process, we found Jackie to be always attententive to our needs, protectective of us financially and emotionally,  immediately accessible, and extremely knowledgeable of the real estate market and laws. despite your disclaimer, you always made us feel that we were your only clients."

Relocation can be a very stressful and scary time in a family's life, and it all begins with selling your home.

   First Team Real Estate made the sale of our home about as easy as it could be, mainly due to the outstanding efforts of Sandi Griffo. We knew when we first met Sandi Griffo that she was the right realtor for us because she recognized the things that made our home stand out and was very enthusiastic about the opportunity to sell our home.  She was also very personable and treated us like we were part of her family. Sandi kept us well informed during the entire process of selling our home, from listing our home, to showing our home, and inspections. She was ready to answer any questions that we had, and always made herself available to us.  In fact, Sandi was critical to helping us get through the final inspection. We would like to pass along our deepest thanks to First Team Real Estate, and especially Sandi Griffo for all that you did for us.

Clint and Lisa Wininger

Maria was very personable, friendly, easy to work with and as accommodating as possible to us as first-time home buyers.

She was easy to contact and always reachable whenever we had any questions. Her and Becky made the process for us as smooth as possible.

Marilyn

Monique is the best!

She spent a lot of time with me to find us the perfect home. She is very "in tune" with her clients and works hard for you. I highly recommend her, and her knowledge of Irvine is most helpful. I will most definitely work with her again.

Karen Dean

We have recently rented our house via Nancy Aynehchi at First Team and wanted to advise how happy and impressed we’ve been at Nancy’s support in making this happen.

After buying our house through Nancy in the past we had no hesitation in asking her to find suitable tenants for our property. Throughout the process Nancy was very professional, responsive and pragmatic. Nancy is excellent in following up emails and calls and resolving any questions that may arise from both parties point of view. At times she went out of her way to sort out a couple of things for us which really helped put us at ease knowing that Nancy was at hand to manage things. We highly recommend Nancy to anyone considering either renting or buying a property. Thanks again Nancy.

C&M

I have know Karen for a number of years and I have always told her, if I ever decide to sell, you're going to run the show.

Karen rocks and exceeded my expectation. On the scale of 1 to 5, I give her all 10's. First Team is lucky to have her as an associate.

Scott and Misty Cushman

Dean was a real pleasure to work with.

He is very responsive, and always willing to look into a question or concern of ours. He is knowledgeable about the real estate inventory he showed us and was very professional and personable. Unfortunately, I had a personal emergency that is requiring us to put our move on hold, but we will certainly notify Dean when we are able to resume our search. He has taken the time to get to know us and get a true understanding of what we are looking for and I am confident he will be able to find the right property us.

Sandi Dibelka

I've been working with Nancy since 2009, a friend of mine refereed her to me in 2009, I came to California to purchase an investment property and in one weekend, she found me exactly what I was looking for, since then, I have purchased 2 more investment properties through her, she has helped me with finding the best tenants  for all 3 homes, her real estate knowledge is far more than any other real estate agent I have met.

She is honest and very straight forward. She is the best negotiator. I enjoy working with her and I have refereed her to my friends and family. I highly recommend her to anyone who is planning to buy or sell a property.

Dr. Pezhman

Dear Tracy,   I wanted to thank you so much for assisting me in finding a home for my family during this rough time in my life.

You made it so easy for me, you were so sweet and you responded to all my requests to see property in a timely fashion. If anyone that I know needs assistance in finding their home I will definitely recommend them to you.   Thank you again, I appreciate you! Karin 

Karin Matteo

Robert was so easy to work with.

He negotiated the price on my house and I was able to get a better deal than I had anticipated. He was always responsive, honest and very professional. I will now use him for all of my deals. 

Kevin

Nancy was very processional, knowledgeable and there for me the whole way.

She put out any fires that came up promptly and professionally and kept me in the loop of any and all updates during the process with emails, texts and phone calls. Truly was a pleasure to work with and would highly recommend this true professional for anyone who expects 5 Star Service from start to finish!

Carlo Davis

Monique made buying a home so easy.

My fiancé and I were first time home buyers and were clueless to how the process worked. Monique and her real estate partner Dean spent over an hour of their time explaining the home buying process to me before I had even committed to working with them. Once my fiancé and I found the place we wanted Monique jumped in to action. She explained every step of the process to us and patiently answered our questions. She was very good at saving us money along the way and walked us through repair requests and contingencies. I definitely recommend Monique to any home buyer and especially new homebuyers.

Brian Abbott

March 28.

2017 To Whom It May Concern: It is our pleasure to recommend Murray and Amy Falk to our family, friends and associates in Irvine, CA. We have lived in the Northwood area of Irvine for twenty years and worked with Murray and Amy on three transactions. Each time we were impressed with their courtesy, professionalism and attentive service. Stress and worry were minimized, because we knew that Murray and Amy were ready for every deadline, every detail. Finally, in our experience their market insight and advice has always been spot on in terms of pricing, timing, and negotiation. If you are looking for someone you can trust to advocate aggressively on your behalf, while maintaining the highest levels honesty, integrity and ethics, we hope you will consider giving Murray and Amy a call. Sincerely, Bill and Sheri Blackburn

Blackburn

It was my first time selling a house and Heather helped me every step of the way.

I had lots of questions and she was very patient with me. She did an excellent job staging my home for the listing photos. I hardly recognized the place! Overall it was a great experience and I was able to get top dollar for my home.

Michael Bhatanawin

Dean was one of the first Realitor's that I felt was fighting for us!

He was able to negotiate a great deal that was accepted immediately. We were very happy with with the communication and quality of his service. He was so detailed and organized that we were able to purchase our home while overseas! We decided on the house based on his judgment and videos. We trust him and would be happy to recommend Dean to any of our friends or family. Thank you Dean!!!!

Jessica Baerwolf

If you are looking for a realtor that will make buying or selling your house an absolutely worry-free experience, then Murray and Amy Falk are the answer for you.

We have had a long experience with them as they first guided us six years ago to buy a condo in Woodbridge, then 10 months ago to sell our main residence in the Park Paseo, and finally this month to sell the same condo. This time, the situation was a little different as we had already moved out of state and were a little worried on how we would make it work from far away. Well, Murray and Amy stepped up right away to the task and it took them only 10 days to prep the condo, install new carpet in bedrooms, set up staging, take professional pictures, create and print colorful brochures, list the condo on many sites, and present a pristine property during a 2-day open house. All their hard work was immediately rewarded with high interest from many potential buyers and a final offer above asking price. From there, everything went really fast. Murray opened escrow immediately, a few days later a notary came to our house in Houston so that we could sign all paper work without even going back to Irvine, and 30 days later, escrow was closed. Whoa, what a breeze, everything went so fast, smoothly, and without complication. Well, that is the way we perceived it from our living room in Houston, just because Murray was the one doing all the work, multitasking with the buyer’s realtor, the loan company, the escrow company, and keeping in touch with us many times a day. Murray outperformed in all aspects of the transaction. His extensive knowledge of the market is spot on. He is an excellent negotiator with all the parties involved, and he communicates all pertinent information immediately. We highly respect his professional advice that is always well documented, and communication with him is always polite, pleasant, and prompt. Thank you Murray and Amy for your loyal services during those many years, we will miss you,

Norton

She is great and sweet.

She helped me with my last tenant and worked out really well. She was referred by one of my tenant few years ago, since then I kept contacting her whenever I needed.

Jacob and Phenomena Chan

She is a very efficiency agent, it was a great help!

Siu Y. Choy and Kin Cheng

The level of dedication that the Wiebach team has to their clients is amazing.

  I met Silvia during an open house, and mentioned I was upside down in my house but that I would love to sell.  She called me a few months later to let me know the prices had gone up, and offered to come by to check out my house.  I’m so glad I said yes.   They sold my house for me when I didn’t think I would be able to sell, and were able to take care of everything for me.   I owe them a world of gratitude.   Thank you,

M. Vandenberg

Thanks for all your help.

It was a pleasure working with you. The whole process starting from looking for houses till closing was smooth and not at all stressful because of your help. It is imperative to have a real estate agent who can respond at a moment's notice and assist in overcoming obstacles during the home buying process.  Fortunately, you had it all :) We would gladly recommend you to anyone looking to buy a home.

Deepali & Ashok

After a couple of terrible experiences with other agents, we were blessed to meet Jason & Susan Zwolak when they were representing the buyer for the sale of our condo.

  When our agent disappeared in the middle of escrow, they took care of us.  We’ve since purchased another home with their amazing help. They are so prompt, efficient, and on top of everything and had everything done in two days! We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them in fact; we already have, to two friends of ours who will be house hunting very soon.

LaMarr Tinnin & Katy Maak

Tracy is amazing!

She helped my daughter find and purchase her first home. Not only did we trust Tracy to be honest and helpful but her responsiveness was phenomenal - she responded to every email, call and text immediately. Perhaps the best thing about Tracy was that she treated my daughter with respect and integrity and an overall commitment to help her find the best and safest place. She took into consideration that my daughter would be living alone and only showed us places where she would feel safe. Once we found the perfect place, Tracy was an advocate and supporter throughout the process. The sellers agent was difficult to work with but Tracy remained professional and worked hard to make sure the deal went through. Highly recommend her to anyone needing to buy or sell. She was/is fantastic. Thank you Tracy for making our experience so positive!

Mary H.

"Ashley is a rockstar!

!!! I am in the process of looking for a place of my own and she has been amazing with constant communication and also trying to help find a place within my budget. I highly recommend in having her as a trusted advisor to help you find the place of your dream. She is also very professional and knowledgeable."

Bree

I worked with Nancy couple times & both experiences were exceptional!

 She listened and paid attention to our needs and found us a home! Nancy is driven and very passionate about what she does but certainly not pushy. I would recommend her to anyone who's serious about buying a house.

Roya S.

My rating for Monique Vang is definitely EXCELLENT - Yes, 5 stars!

! Monique has made the sale of my property, which of course, involves many different types of sensitive emotions -- stress, happiness, sadness, anxiety, etc. a smooth transition and experience. She has been guiding me every step of the way -- from the very beginning when I was only "thinking" about selling until the very last moment when the very final walk through was made and she made sure everything was in complete order and all my needs were taken care of. I have become very trusting of her judgement and knowledge of the real estate market. She is very detail oriented, and I have felt I have been in "good hands" with her. She is very professional but at the same time gives you a sense of friendship. I highly recommend Monique to anyone who wants/needs to sell their property -- she will definitely do a wonderful and excellent job!!

Silvia Molina

Tracy was the most professional and energetic agent I have ever met.

She is extremely knowledgeable and efficient. She treats you as if you were a part of her family. Her enthusiasm is infectious. She was always encouraging that we would find the right place for us. What a tremendous asset she is to your company. She also is great at negotiating without being pushy.

Richard Walkow

Nancy is a super professional agent.

She knows the Orange County area extremely well and adds substantial value to every transaction. I will not hesitate to use Nancy or recommend her for any real estate transaction.

Joan recently helped me with a real estate transaction.

She is hard-working, dedicated, prompt and very motivated. She followed through with both parties and made sure everyone was happy. I recommend Joan as a real estate agent.

A Vakili

We were so fortunate to meet Walter and Silvia.

My husband and I were buying our first house, which can be very daunting. Walter and Silvia were extremely patient with us spending countless afternoons looking at houses and advising us. Their experience and knowledge was such an asset to us. They truly looked out for us and advised us very selflessly. Not only did they help us find our house, they also helped friends and family. Everyone we have referred has been very satisfied. Walter and Silvia will always be our agents. I can't imagine working with anyone else.

Susan M.

Terry has been instrumental helping me build and improve my systems and business.

He has offered valuable insight, guidance and suggestions that have had a direct impact. Terry is very motivating and pushes me out of my comfort zone with positive results. He is available and accessible to assist when needed. Thank you, Terry!

Mike Farina

My wife and I met Lisa at an open house 4 years ago.

We were looking to purchase a home at that time. She showed us many properties and was very knowledgeable and could answer all our questions, but unfortunately it wasn't the right time for us. Once we felt ready to purchase in 2015, we didn't hesitate to contact Lisa and let her know of our wishes for our house. She immediately followed up by sending us all listings that fit our needs, and we were able to find our new home in just one weekend looking with Lisa. We felt comfortable knowing that she knew the area and the many housing communities in Irvine. Lisa and Jeff helped us throughout the entire process, keeping in close contact until escrow closed. We would definitely ask Lisa and Jeff to help us in the future and will refer them to family and friends. I am confident that anyone looking for a realtor would be more than satisfied working with Lisa and Jeff, knowing they will be getting excellent service and knowledgeable and dedicated professionals. Myron & MIchelle, Tustin Ranch

I highly recommend Mary Kay Barnes as a realtor.

She is knowledgeable about the market, competent in every facet of the business, highly professional and responsive, helpful and personable, and she exceeded my every expectation. Thanks Mary Kay for everything! You are the best!   Sally L.

Robert's services were top notch from start to finish.

Good counsel and follow through with challenging issues. There were a lot of negotiations, arranging of contractors, cleanup, permits, liens, and Robert eased us through every process. He defined professional in an excellent manner.

Edward

My husband and I were very impressed with JACKIE STASHIK and her services in selling our home.

From the start, Jackie made herself available to us at all times. She designed an excellent marketing strategy which succeeded in the sale of our home for over $50,000 of our asking price in under two  weeks! One thing we especially appreciated is her ability to help us stay calm during the emotional ups and downs of the process. She also kept up to date and educated us throughout. As a courtesy, Jackie also found us a fantastic rental property in a great neighborhood. This is a can-do, no excuses real estate advisor, and we'd definitely work with her again. Did we mention that we liked her? All and all, we highly recommend her! 

I highly recommend Mary Kay Barnes to anyone who is looking to buy or sell.

She has been my real estate expert for the last few years helping me stay up to date on the value of my house, assisting me through a rental period and most recently listing and selling my home. Mary Kay is personable & considerate while always being responsive & professional. She is also a great negotiator but does so in a respectful manner. She went above and beyond what I would expect from a real estate agent, from hands on help getting the house spruced up for listing after tenants, coordinating the staging and repairs, to checking up on the vacant property between showings. It was a stressful experience to sell a home as an out of town seller, but Mary Kay was patient, understanding, and did everything she could do to make the whole process as smooth possible. She provided guidance and advice based on her extensive experience and expertise. She gave me the information I needed to make effective decisions throughout the process resulting in one very happy seller.  ~ Christine L.

Robert represented my wife and I on two purchases in Palm Springs, CA.

Although Robert is a Realtor In Orange County; he took the time to familiarize himself and do his due diligence in becoming and expert in the Palm Springs and surrounding areas in Real Estate. Not only did he get us the two  homes we wanted; he was able to get them at a price that surprised us! One was new construction and the other was existing. On the new construction; Robert was able to get us a builder credit in the amount of $20k without us even knowing he was negotiating this. Robert is highly recommended, reliable and communicative.

Jeff

Robert is a complete professional as a real estate agent.

He was friendly, responsive, and patient as our home sale and purchase took years. Robert's knowledge and suggestions helped our home sell for more than the asking price and saved us money along the way. I absolutely recommend him!

Jason

Lenny and I would like to thank you for the exceptional service you provided us while selling our home in Irvine.

Especially appreciated is all your great advice and recommendations on preparing our home to sell. I'm sure this was instrumental in our quick sale of less than a week. It is always nice to work with someone with integrity and confidence. You always kept in contact and informed us of each step in the process so we always knew what was happening. - Sunny & Lenny Saldana

Mary Kay Barnes is so easy to work with, no pressure of any sort and takes much consideration what is important to the buyer.

She kept us well informed of what is going on and the steps needed to move forward. I have bought 2 homes with her help. ~ Eric & Juji R.

"We really appreciated how responsive you were to our needs after an initial contact with another agent was followed by empty promises and phone calls not returned.

You were, by contrast, responsive and listened to our needs and helped us get exactly what we were looking for. We thank our lucky stars that we walked into your open house and met you. We are more happy to serve as a professional reference for you, since I hope you know we think the world of you and could not be happier with our home and your work to help us buy it," Steve, Tustin Ranch

We have known Silvia and Walter since our daughters were in pre-school together, almost 25 years now.

 We consider them our friends and our realtor of choice.   They are one of the hardest working couples in realty. In July 2006, my husband was offered a job transfer to Illinois with his company, and he had approximately six weeks to get there.  We owned a home and I thought it impossible to sell our home in that short amount of time and he would need to go ahead without us.  Not knowing where to begin and how this whole selling a house worked, we called Silvia and Walter for advice.   With a very tight schedule before us, Silvia and Walter quickly arranged multiple open houses and realtor viewings to give our property maximum exposure. They not only sold our home for us in four weeks, they also referred us to a realty office here in Illinois that they know would take good care of us.

Pat and Angela Craig

She is the best real estate agent I’ve ever worked with.

Helped us find a home very quickly and didn’t waste any time getting us signed up for one. I would recommend her to anyone that is looking for a home, renting or buying. She finds the best options from the market that no other real estate agent would do for you and recommend the best ones to your liking. Very professional, honest, and very good !

Allen Phan

I just have to say that I LOVE Tracy Bryant!

My husband and I had been looking for a home to buy in Irvine for over a year. I was referred to Tracy by my cousin, who was also buying, and my aunt/uncle who both bought their new home and sold their previous home with Tracy. I knew that if she was able to live up to their high standards, then she would live up to mine... and she definitely did. Tracy was always ready and available to meet us at a listing no matter the time/day. She was consistently positive and upbeat, and gave sound advice. She never pushed her opinions on us, and was very persistent that we get exactly what we were looking for. We finally found our dream home, and she made sure that the process was as easy as possible. This is our first home purchase, and we couldn’t be happier. Thank you for everything, Tracy!

Danielle Chang

1)      When I clicked on Phoebe to contact me, she called within 5 minutes.

I was very impressed with that responsiveness. I chose the team of Phoebe Chiang and Theresa Wen to represent me on the sale of my family home and could not be happier with their work. They knew the business, the area, and the market very well. I wanted a quick sale at a fair price without leaving any money on the table. I listed the property with them and with three days on the market, we had an offer. two days later we had two more full price offers. On the fifth day, I signed a full price offer and two full price backup offers. They were very knowledgeable and helpful through the entire escrow process. I believe in my heart that I could not have chosen a better team for the sale of my home. I would recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell, as they are professional, knowledgeable, conscientious, caring, hard -working, and always available.

"Gaylene was very helpful every step of the selling process and even afterwards with the escrow.

She was organized and on top of every detail. I highly recommend her as an agent to represent your property."

William and Kelly Rhee

Mary Kay did an excellent job to help us purchase our current home.

 She was very responsive to answer all questions we had.  I highly recommend her to anyone wanting to buy or sale a house -Quin Y.

Jason and Susan helped me sell a home and now I am in the process of buying a home with them again!

Highly professional and responsible. As a first time seller, they walked through every single step and explained all the questions that I have for me. And now as being a picky buyer, they've been working really hard to find the home" for me and we will be closing in a week! There is no need to mention all the 5 stars skills. They are just nice and reliable people that you will never regret working with them."Jin Guo (Jason & Susan listed and sold Jin's home in Tustin and represented him as the buyer for a home in Laguna Hills)

We had a great experience working with Maria.

She answered every question we had, updated us every step of the way and always responded promptly. We are extremely happy with her service and highly recommend her.

Samuel Worku

Heather is very professional, detail oriented, easy to work with.

She took each prospective buyer through the house personally and explained in detail all about the house. We had excellent feed back & people were impressed at how much she knew about the house. When a Realtor would call to set up an appointment, she was ready at a moments notice to show our house. She did an excellent job in negotiations! We would highly recommend Heather to be your Realtor! You won't be disappointed!!

Earl Glenn Smith & Deborah Tessa Smith

"Cathy did an amazing job working tirelessly to sell our home.

She sold it quickly and at a good price. And, she did this while we were in the process of moving 3000 miles away. Cathy was professional, caring, and always working to get us the best possible results. Cathy is the best real estate sales agent we have ever experienced - and that includes agents from quite a few transactions as well as meeting additional agents at open houses. Please wish the buyers happiness and good fortune. And ask them to take good care of the house we raised our family in. It was a great house (and community) for us. Thank you so much, Cathy!!!".

JP and Mary L

Martin and Laura Uribe did an outstanding job selling our townhouse in Columbus Grove.

From our first meeting with them, their deep knowledge of our community, professionalism and warmth inspired our confidence and trust. After hearing our plans and needs from the sale, Martin and Laura did an in depth assessment of the market and our home. They shared their findings with us and recommended a price well in excess of other nearby listings, but fully supported by our home’s finish and condition and the overall market. We immediately moved into sale preparations with a photography session. We were overjoyed with the quality of the advertising brochures they prepared which looked like an Architectural Digest presentation. Their advertising strategy was just as professional and produced excellent results. After the first open house we received four offers that Martin quickly analyzed and verified. Once we accepted the winning offer, Martin helped us with all documentation providing sound advice on the sales agreement and coordinating the timely completion of the buyer’s due diligence. Throughout the process Martin and Laura kept us well informed of progress and were always ready to assist us with our move. The sale closed ahead of schedule at 99% of our listing price and was far easier than I imagined. We sincerely recommend Martin and Laura Uribe to any home seller or buyer. We are confident you will be happy with the results!

Bob and Joann Stevens

Jackie Stashik is exceptional.

She knew what we were looking for and helped expedite the process of looking for a new home. No time was wasted looking in neighborhoods that weren't a fit for us. Jackie was always a phone call away and often dropped everything to meet us on our schedule to sign  paperwork or to discuss the sale. Jackie knew our budget, and she helped us get a house close to $40,000.00 below asking price. Jackie continues to be a resource today through referrals for home repair and upgrades. I highly recommend Jackie above all other realtors.

I highly recommend Martin and Laura.

They are not only very knowledgeable and professional, but were extremely detailed and focused in meeting our needs. They walked us through every step of searching, negotiating and closing. Most important, they made sure we understood every single step and every paper we signed. They are proactive and responsive. Martin and Laura are a great team. My family and I were fortunate to meet them. They made it very easy for us to purchase our home.

Javier Posada

Charles makes the home finding process comfortable and enjoyable.

There is no pressure to commit until you find the home that is perfect for you. His professional negotiation skills, his market knowledge, and a little bit of his secret sauce got us our dream home at an unheard of price. Would recommend 10/10 times to use him in your home finding process.

Chris Hom & Becca Kim

"Gaylene is awesome!

!! She is the real estate agent everyone dreams to have. She is very down to the earth but also very professional. She provided us thorough review of market analysis for our home and strategized for us to put it in the market. As soon as our home was vacant, she helped us put the house together from cleaning, staging, to photographs. The house looked like a model home which brought a significant amount of traffic to view our home. Because of her knowledge, she priced our home strategically with the goal of getting multiple offers, which we did. Her project management and communication skills are superb; she kept us informed on all important communication frequently between us and potential buyers. She followed up with potential buyer’s agents to ensure their interests and also cross checked on their qualification of funding before acceptance of an offer to ensure a smooth transaction. No matter what time of days we contacted her, she always responded to our inquiries promptly and followed through our questions or concerns even after close of escrow. We ended up selling our home $27k higher than the original asking price and closed within 30 days. What an amazing job she did!!! We are so happy to use Gaylene and you know what. We consider ourselves high maintenance and not every topnotch Irvine/Newport agents can handle us well, but she did it. Even though we are moving to San Diego area, we will definitely buy our next home with her in the near future. If you don’t use her, it will be your loss." 

Vince Lin , 162 Desert Bloom, Portola Springs, Irvine

Highly likely to recommend01/12/2018 - jjstewart613Bought a Condo home in 2017 in Rancho San Joaquin, Irvine, CA.

Local knowledge:Process expertise:Responsiveness:Negotiation skills:We met Carol at an open house. She was warm, friendly, and knowledgeable and we immediately felt as if she was a neighbor who had our best interests at heart. She and her associates took us through all of the changes in the real estate scene, since our last purchase. Her calm manner shepherded us  through the paper maze, making an arduous process seem much easier. Our home purchase was much easier because of her. We would recommend her to anyone.

Mana provided the best service all around.

..A+++++++++++++++. She was very fast to respond. We could reach her day or night. She was knowledgeable and provided sound advice. She was a very strong advocate on our side. And she really went above and beyond the call of duty for us. We've made a friend, as well as a real estate professional contact who we can turn to in the future. I will highly recommend her to others in need of a very professional, considerate, punctual, and personable Realtor. Roxanne Hinely.  

Dear Sandi and Debbie, Now that things are beginning to "settle" in with my new Lake Forest house, I simply want to thank you for the exceptional guidance, help and support you have provided me these last few months.

Not unexpectedly, I found you to have the highest standards of professionalism and expertise. You went "beyond the call of duty" in helping me with the sale of my home, and the purchase and decorating of my house. Remember, dinner on me when you and Gerard are available. Bruce

It is a great experience to work with Grave again.

Danny Chu

Carole Mancini took my short sale from list to lender approval and close of escrow in less than 90 days!

  She was attentive to every call and made what could have been a stressful process smooth and easy!  Carole is a true professional, very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with!  

GARY WINN

Linda was knowledgeable and very easy to work.

I'd definitely work with her again.

Patrick Ngele

Grace did an amazing job listing and selling my home.

She is a true professional and very capable in all aspects of the listing to sale to closing process .

Jeffrey Carter

Janice has the patience to work through very difficult situations.

She sees upcoming problems before they happen and is proactive in avoiding them. Getting my price was a miracle. She does not believe in underpricing for a "quick" sale and is up to the challenge of getting the highest price possible. Very professional and very responsive.

Boone Group LLC

Let me tell you about my recent experience working with Jenean Hill.

After making the difficult decision to sell my house, I wanted to be sure I picked the right agent. There were many things to consider when choosing an agent. Like anyone else, I wanted to get as much as possible and sell my house quickly, but I didn't want to pay to fix it up only to find that I would have to settle for selling it for less than what I was expecting. After meeting with other seasoned agents, I met with Jenean and knew that that my search was over. First of all, she listened and understood what was important to me. She was very honest in letting me know what she could do for me and what it would take to sell two homes and to purchase a new one. That's right.  Jenean helped me with THREE different homes in three different cities. With that much on the line I was not about to trust in just anyone.  She also showed me that with the push of a button on the MLS, I could compare the track records of other ?top agents? along with hers.  After seeing that very telling ?visual aid? and hearing Jenean's dynamic marketing plan, I knew that selecting Jenean Hill was the absolute right ch

Can't thank Lisa and Jeff for helping us get our first home!

They were easy to work with - responsive, professional, knowledgeable, and going the extra mile for us. They guided us through step by step as first time homebuyers and answered any questions we may have. Highly recommend Lisa and Jeff as your realtor!

Maggie C.

Rob Armstrong has represented us in purchasing two rental properties in Irvine and the transactions could not have gone smoother.

He also helped us locate and secure solid tenants for both properties. Rob's patience, calm demeanor, and strong ethics make him a great realtor, and his knowledge of the Irvine and surrounding OC real estate market is top notch. We would not hesitate in using Rob for any future real estate transactions.Bill and Sandy Schaal Buying my one-story, retirement home was extremely easy with the help of Robert Armstrong, First Team Realty.  Once I gave him my wishes - one-story, near UCI campus, a green environment, and access to a pool - he took me to 4 sites, all of which met my requirements. After I made my decision, Rob negotiated successfully with the other agent, arranged the inspection and financing,and I was in. In addition, his recommendations for painters and handyman have proven to be outstanding. I am happy to recommend Rob Armstrong for an efficient, open, and pleasant experience in dealing with a real estate transaction.  Patricia Linehan

Cathy is a top-notch real estate professional.

  She has really streamlined the real-estate process to make it as pain-free as possible.  We were reminded at every step of the things that we needed to take care of.   Our experience with her has been so great that it's one of the main reasons that we have recommended Cathy to many of our friends.    

Carol L.

Rob was very responsive and professional in our recent transaction to lease our rental home.

We highly recommend him for his expertise and communication skills. Thank you so much!

Bill & Sandy Schaal

Lisa and Jeff are great at what they do -- extremely personable, go the extra mile to ensure you understand the sales process, market situations, reactions, and above all else, they do so with a 'down to earth' warmth.

During our initial meeting, I never felt they were pitching, I never felt pressured and although we met as complete strangers, the atmosphere simply felt natural and comfortable. I liked that we had 'real' conversations. They don't sprinkle fluff dust or spout realtor jargon just to win you or the conversation. They make meaningful recommendations, vendor guidance, and encouraged us to research ourselves. Throughout the experience, I always felt they were our champions and had our best interest. At the end of the day, we had multiple offers, went into escrow in less than 2 weeks, and sold our house for more than what we asked. Win, win, win. Now you can draw your own conclusions whether these wins are attributed to realtors on top of their game or simply to good fortune but I can firmly say I don't think anyone could have delivered the overall client experience like Lisa and Jeff Anderson.

Sherry & Lance Huang

Tracy helped my husband and I buy our first family home together.

  She was hard working, knowledgable, available for us at all times, easy to get a hold of, answered all of our questions, and made us feel comfortable throughout the whole process.  She was very easy to work with and we felt like we had known her for years.  We couldn't have done it without her!  We love you Tracy!!  Kyle and Kristin Hawkins 

Kristin Hawkins

Murray did an excellent job in managing the process and negotiating a great deal.

Very professional and knowledgeble

pincus

I met Becky at her open house in Laguna Hills.

She was very personable and had good knowledge of the area. I haven't done any business with her yet but will for sure consider her should the need comes up in the future.

Joanne L.

Becky was very easy to work with.

She always kept us in the know. We’re happy with her service.

Peter Lee

Lisa and Jeff are great!

I highly recommend them. We worked with them buying two houses and selling 1 house. They are very professional and we trust them. They did a very good job on both selling and buying the house. Without hesitation, I recommend Jeff and Lisa!

Onur & Elif, Lake Forest

We first met Cathy in an open house.

Her knowledge and experience in the local market, professionalism and sincerity left us a deep impression. During the cooperation, she demonstrated accurate judgment, high skills in communication, and focus on details, which were very helpful for the quick win. She also leads a very efficient team who always responded promptly and put our needs in the first place. We greatly appreciate their help in our home purchase experience. Wish you and your team good luck, Cathy!

home buyer

I worked with Sandi Griffo on the sale of my condo.

She was very knowledgeable, great to work with and went above and beyond to make sure sale went through smoothly. She had a great understanding of the local area and did a solid market assessment relative to other properties in the area on the market. She was very successful at creating demand and we had excellent foot traffic at the open house which generated a number offers to choose from. She helped me evaluate the different offers and decide which was best on a number of criteria. She was also excellent at educating me on the home sale process and talking me what to expect in every step. Given I was selling the property from out of state, she when above and beyond to help me follow up on a number of small local details to make sure that we close on time and everything went smoothly. I would highly recommend working with Sandi.

Marty Owens

Nancy is Number One to me!

She not only helped us through five transactions in the last two years, she completely took the ball and made touchdown after touchdown. She "handled" everything ! And I mean EVERYTHING! I was not stuck making phone calls to service providers or escrow companies or mortgage brokers or termite inspectors....SHE MADE IT HAPPEN! I am so grateful to her "can do attitude" ! She made my live so easy. I can't imagine choosing anyone else to help me through a BUY or a SELL! Awesome ! Awesome ! Awesome !!!! so lucky to work with this PROFESSIONAL !!!

Piper N.

Mana again proved herself to be a top real estate agent.

She helped me buy my first home in 2008 and 8 year later helped me sell it. Who says seller's agents don't do any work? She professionally staged our home so well that our children insisted on staying after seeing it. She was there at each step, meeting all the inspectors and contractors at our property during the whole process.

Suleyman and Sennur Turgut

Murray and Amy were great to work with.

They gave us great advice throughout the selling process and we were very happy with the price we received and how smoothly everything happened. We would highly recommend them again for anyone selling their home.

Patin

We were first-time home-buyers relocating from out of state when we worked with Gaylene.

In short, she had to manage numerous hurdles for us as we worked through the home-buying process. She proved to be incredibly patient, knowledgeable, and professional to work with. Her understanding of the  OC market is impeccable. Despite the challenges we brought to the transaction, she found an incredible home for us that we could not be happier with

Peter Keseric

Buying a new home can be an overwhelming experience so selecting the right person to represent us was key.

We called Maria. Maria prioritized and managed the entire process which made the experience seamless for us. Maria is proactive. She is very knowledgeable, diligent, detail oriented, responsive and truly cares about her clients and protecting their best interest. She was patient with us and always available for questions and always quick to problem solve any issue. Maria provided us with the guidance and information we needed to purchase our home with confidence. When the time came, Maria helped us submit a competitive offer. We were one of seven offers submitted and our offer price was $10,000 lower than the highest. And we won! In large part because of Maria. Everyone loved working with her because she was so professional, helpful and reliable. I would without reservation highly recommend her.

Jackie Brajevic

Finding a place to call home is an important decision!

Finding Ashley was a blessing! She is amazing. So sweet and so professional. She is very knowledgeable. I know she will help us find the perfect place and I'm happy to know she will be there for us throughout the entire process! She is great!!

Marie

Nancy was definitely the best choice for leasing my home and I am glad she was on my side.

The time and effort she put into leasing the Property is outstanding. She is extremely responsive and a great negotiator for lease terms. I am very happy with Nancy leasing my home. I highly recommend her!

Angela Khalil

Not many houses are available for rent in August, there was no chance to negotiate something about the house rent.

We have on-going issues with toilet water leak & paint delamination of bath tub, hopefully she still can do the follow-ups until they are fixed. Definitely she is very friendly and nice, hope to have a chance to work with her again.

Jung Ho Yoon

Highly likely to recommend  1/09/2018 - mitzkloer   Bought a Single Family home in 2017 in Northwood Point, Irvine, CA.

5 Star ratings in all areas:Local knowledge, Process expertise,  Responsiveness,  Negotiation skills.I had a wonderful experience with Carol. She did extensive research to show me all my options and rank which best fit my needs and wishes. Carol has been in constant contact with me throughout this process and efficiently reached out to resolve any concerns or questions I had. I would absolutely  recommend her to anyone in need of a real estate agent

mitzkloer

They really took the time to get to know my husband and I and what our wishlist was along with what our unique family needs were.

They were able to answer many questions about the market and the area as well... We love learning about market updates and advice/tips from Jason's podcasts.  Jason and Susan have such a wonderful personality that quickly turns your professional real estate agents into friends. We are thrilled that our friend introduced us to Jason and Susan. They have been super informative, supportive, honest, and have gone above and beyond in their support for us. We had a great experience and we highly recommend them!

Hally P

We bought our house in late 2010 and Jenean was such a joy to work with!

There is no way we would have gotten into our current home without her. We had been previously working with a different agent and we weren't getting anywhere.... and then we met Jeanine! She went above and beyond what I even thought a realtor would help with. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone who is looking to buy or sell their home! (Especially if you're looking in the Lake Forest area.... she is THE specialist!)

Karen H.

The team of Silvia and Walter are highly recommended by myself and my wife.

We were walking a neighborhood we liked and found an open house being held by Silvia and Walter - they were fantastic from day one - they walked us thru the property and explained the area to us. We liked them so much and we liked the house so much we decided to list our condo and put in an offer. We used Silvia and Walter as our condo listing agent as well. Best decision we could make we found out. They worked so hard - kept us in the loop at all points - and told us the truth straight off. Integrity comes to mind when I think of their work and treatment of the process. It took months of negotiating with the bank held house and they fought hard for us the whole way - all while balancing the timing of the sale of our condo - how they made it all happen is beyond me. We highly recommend Silvia and Walter - honest, hard working, and very knowledgeable of the area - if we were to list our house - we would not hesitate to use their services!!!!

David O.

Charles made our experience smooth and productive.

He helped us research and find exactly what we were looking for, especially since we were new to the area. He gave us meaningful tips and places to visit that helped us get more familiar with the neighborhoods that we liked. He had very good knowledge about the market and pointed out the pros and cons of each property. He was always available for calls and to visit homes and had our best interest. It was a pleasure to work with Charles and my husband and I will definitely contact him for our next home purchase. - Carolina Arslanian

Carolina Arslanian & Rodrigo Figueiredo

Monique brings her experience and savvy to guide me thru the rental process.

She worked tirelessly in planning and supervising the renovation of my rental property: replacing kitchen cabinets, replacing carpet with wood floors, painting ceilings/walls. She's done everything superbly. I appreciate having Monique as my realtor and as my friend.

The Chu Irrevocable trust

Quick, responsive, professional, friendly, explained the escrow process well.

Donald & Sheri Yee

Fantastic job.

On top of every detail throughout the process.

Lang/Gan

Thank you so much for you help.

We certainly would have lost the house to foreclosure without your help. We are both very happy with the way things worked out and would not hesitate to recommend you.

Robert D. & Adonnia B.

Tracy,  Meeting you at that open house in Lake Forest last January was one of the luckiest days of my life.

Not only did I get to meet a wonderful person and a good friend, I got to meet a terrific Realtor! Thank you so much for everything you have done to help me find the perfect retirement home. And thanks for everything you are doing to help me find the perfect renter. Please accept this small token of my appreciation for helping me find my perfect, "forever" home. Gratefully, Patricia  

Patricia D

I interviewed a couple of agents when I planned to sell my house and Martin is the one that impressed me the most.

After I chosen him as my agent, he showed me the great skill of negotiation, timely responsiveness and the knowledge of local property market. I didn't have the chance to compare him with other seller agents because I trusted him from the beginning until the time my house was sold. Martin works very hard. For example, he almost holds open house every weekend and provide me feedback if there are something positive. I am not sure if other agent can sell my house at a better price, but I am 100% satisfied with his service. I only met his partner, Laura for one or two times so I don't have too much impression on her. She helped me to stage the house, prepare some paperwork and maybe do some other work but I am not aware of. After all, it was a great experience to work with them and I would recommend sellers near Westpark and Columbus Grove to choose them as the seller agent.

Yikan Tang

Walter and Silvia are the best agents you can ask for.

 They listed our house and had it sold in 6 days!!! We started to get nervous after it was sold because we haven't found a place to live yet but we were in escrow on our dream house within a week after the sale.  This is the second time we have used Walter and Silvia and it definitly won't be the last.  Look no where else for your dream team.  They are as good as it gets.

Bryce W.

Exceptional service all the way.

... man where do I begin when speaking about Khan and his knowledge of the real estate market. I am an agent myself who recently sold my own condo. I was looking for a replacement property and stumble upon Khan at one of his open houses. We started talking about what I was looking for and I came clean and told him I was a real estate agent. That didn't scare him at all, and we agreed that if he found me something before I did, he could represent me. Most agents would shy away at helping other agents find a home, but not Khan. He had a huge inventory of homes that he was ready to show us. I learned a lot about South OC with him and really honed in on where and what I wanted to buy. He was always looking out for me the whole way and was a class act throughout the process. I am so happy to have met Khan and I know he will always take care of me and my friends and family. If you are looking for an agent, go with the one who isn't afraid to fight for you! Thank you so much Khan :)

Danny and Lauren

Murray is a consummate professional who knows his business inside and out.

Having years of unparalleled experience and negotiating skills behind him, he is at the top in the industry and has guided me into making the right decision every time. Having completed the fourth real estate transaction with Murray at the helm, I highly recommend him and would never go anywhere else. Plus, he is a super nice guy.

Fleissig

I have been so satisfied with Sandi Clark and Debbie Miller’s work.

Number one on my list Sandi took all my phone calls promptly and never made me feel a nuisance. Sandi knew I was selling after the death of my sister. She made me feel I was well taken care of through her constant communication. Sandi knew all the right people to get my property in shape. Sandi picked my new appliances, carpet, paint color, and she was right on. Staged it perfectly. Her estimate of my costs were right on. Everything was fast and it sold immediately with many offers. When it was time to sign all the papers she explained each one thoroughly with no rushing. I cannot think of anything for her to improve on. She’s just an all around sweet, knowledgeable gal. Robin and Wil Smolen

Robin Smolen

Karen has helped us with several of real estate transactions for over a decade and again we asked her to represent us in the recent transaction.

We very much appreciate her excellent service and going above and beyond to deliver the best possible result in every single transaction.

Agnes Han and Danny Han

"Thanks for the follow-up.

I have found many agents are not professional enough to reply." Bob, METRO Estates Realtor

It was an awesome experience with Vida!

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Parsa Seifouri

Terry had an Open door policy and always available when you need him.

His is sincerely concerned about the Sucess of individuals. He's able to provide solid criteria that help you stand out as a professional in the Real Estate Industry .

Jill Barnes

Gaylene’s guidance and expertise was instrumental in getting us top dollar when we sold our home, and it only took two weeks to get it sold!

Her excellent negotiating skills got us well over our asking price. We can’t recommend her highly enough whether you are buying or selling a property - she  will get it done! Gaylene Rice is the ultimate professional when it comes to real estate!

Aremjay Jacobson

Mana again proved herself to be a top real estate agent.

She helped me buy more first house in 2008 and 8 year help me sell it. Who say seller's agents down do any work? She professionally staged our home so well that our children were so happy with it that they insisted on staying. She was there at each step, meeting all the inspectors and contractors at our property during the whole process.

Suleyman & Sennur Turgut

Mana was AMAZING!

!! From our first conversation to getting the keys, Mana was a light to guide us through a successful first home purchase. Mana was not only highly responsive, accommodating, and knowledgeable; we have no doubt she is the reason our first and only offer was accepted on our home which had numerous competing bids. We know this as the seller's agent told us first hand. This is no doubt due to the great qualities mentioned above as well as her professionalism and her being a pleasure to work with. We couldn't have asked for anything more and truly felt Mana was in our corner, aggressive and supportive to ensure our best interests were her first priority. Thank you for all you've done!! Matt and Sabrina Roberts

When it was time to sell my house, I had to choose among 3 realtors, including one I had used in the past.

I decided to go with Sandi because she was the most knowledgeable and professional. She knows Irvine extremely well and that makes a difference. She helped to stage the house so it looked outstanding, hired a professional photographer, and watched out for every little detail. She was always available and her communication skills are superb (clear and with fast responses). She provided help with reasonable and reliable contractors to fix small things in the house. Bottom line, the house sold in 5 days at list price. I move every two years, and I am very familiar with the buying/selling process. Sandy was definitely the best agent I have had when selling my home. Thank you Sandi.

Christian Jones

Dean's devotion to his clients is truly unparalleled.

Although we met by chance in an open house well above my budget, he made it very clear that he would fight tooth and nail to get me, a first-time home buyer, into my dream property. When "the one" appeared shortly after, Dean utilized his strong grasp of the housing market to ensure that our offer stood out above the rest. After the offer was accepted, Dean did everything in his power to make sure the escrow process went smoothly, even with a tight timeline. Additionally, he was very approachable and accessible when it came to answering questions, which made things significantly less stressful. I'm very fortunate to have had Dean as my agent throughout this experience, and I will always be thankful that his efforts paved the way for me to call my new place home.

Timothy P.

Great to work with and very responsive.

Was able to close on a deal with tight timeline.

Paresh & Kalpita Patel

We have known Martin and Laura since we planned to buy our 2nd home for more than 5 years now at least.

From 2 kids to 3, our home buying needs grow with it and they were helping us from door to door. Their expertise, professionalism and expertise are superb. They make sure to explain everything to us so we will know what to expect in every step of the process. They are very precise and patient. Most importantly, they have such good hearts and have so much respect not only for us but for the other parties’ involved. Thank you so much Martin and Laura! We wouldn’t be able to make it without you and we are looking forward to work with you again when we are ready for our next home.

Vince & Sheryl Laygo

Jackie went above and beyond what she said she coulkd do.

Within 3 days my house was sold for 52K more than the asking price.

Joanne France

Vickie has helped us with multiple transactions.

She is honest, reliable, and has always done what is in our best interest while keeping utmost integrity in the real estate industry.

P Mattar

We had been searching for properties for quite a while.

Upon dropping by one particular open house, we met Mr. Martin where he listened to our preferences, and had just the right property to show us. We loved the property, and immediately began the escrow process with Mr. Martin as our agent. A home-buying process, aka escrow, is nothing like going to your local grocery store to buy milk, a very intense process where professionals do their part in finalizing the transaction; Mr. Martin and Mrs. Laura guided us throughout this process, making it very simple, answering our questions, sharing their expertise and knowledge, and we finished the closing much sooner than expected. Today, we live in a property that brings us peace and happiness, and we are grateful to Mr. Martin and Mrs. Laura for their utmost professionalism and prompt management of our property buying process. Herewith peace of mind as a priority, we recommend Mr. Martin & Mrs. Laura to be your real estate professionals, especially here in southern California.

E.S.

I can't say enough wonderful things about Karen and her positive impact on our house search in California.

Two years ago we had a fast timeline to move our family of 5 across the country from Maryland. We were recommended to work with Karen from a family member and she exceeded our expectations. Karen wasn't pushy; she really listened to what we desired in our new location/home and the result was an absolute home run - no pun intended. We told Karen that we were recommended to live in Orange County, with being new to Southern California, that is what we focused on. What she learned from our time together is that we came from small towns in a rural state, and that we had lived in the DC metro region for the past 10 years. We really desired a slower pace, and we wanted to be close to bigger cities. We also had three kids and a large German Shepherd, so we desired space and a town that had a community feeling. After numerous days of not falling in love with anything in Orange County, Karen recommended La Verne. A town she was familiar with in LA County that fit the description of everything we were looking for. We trusted her judgment and decided to give the town a look - we are sure glad we did. We honestly fell in love instantly, and the town was exactly what we were looking for. We already feel confident that we will probably live in this town for the rest of our lives. The final part of our home search was that we needed to choose a home and do everything while we continued out our time in Maryland. Karen visited numerous homes on our behalf and used FaceTime to give us tours of houses that we might like. Having listened closely to what we desired in a home, Karen almost immediately knew if it was the type of place that we would be happy with. We ended up finding an absolute gem of a home in a perfect location, which we never saw in person until the day we moved in. It's the type of home and location that has that wow factor for family and friends that have visited. You should feel confident in choosing to work with Karen. She is someone that will listen to your needs and work tirelessly on your behalf. We feel lucky to have worked with her and even luckier now to be able to call her a friend.

Jeremiah R.

Karen is absolutely the best in her profession.

She is tremendously knowledgeable, hard working and professional in all that she does. I highly recommend her.

The Wolf Family Trust

We were so fortunate to have Murray Falk for our realtor when we decided to sell our house.

Murray is knowledgeable, responsive and experienced. He gave us lots of good guidance and suggestions, which helped us go though the selling process. Murray, you are an amazing guy. Can not imagine not having him along to help us through those tough time.... We appreciate his kindness, honesty and integrity. He is the best realtor we have ever seen. Murray, anytime you need a reference, let us be the ones! Thanks a million for everything you've done to help us. Best wishes, Wenli & Peishen

Xie/Qi

"You guys are awesome, and I will always recommend you!

" Mike and Carol, Carlsbad

Dean had thoughtfully walked us through our first home purchase.

He was extremely patient throughout the whole process and explained everything to us in detail. He had also put his best effort to negotiate favorable terms for us while ensuring we were getting the home we were looking for. I would highly recommend Dean and his team- you will be in good care and company.

Jenny & Alex

Lisa and Jeff recently helped us sell our house.

They did a fabulous job. Very knowledgeable about the area and can answer with confidence any questions that they are presented with... They are a great team to work with and I couldn't recommend them anymore. They are honest and forthright and will hold your hand if you need it... Thank you so much Andersons! When we are ready to buy again...we are going to you. First :)

Sandra & Geoff, Tustin Ranch

What sets Marina apart from other realtors is her unique sensitivity to her client's lifestyle.

She is unbelievably accommodating,  working patiently with our schedules and even our moods. Don't be fooled by her soft and calm demeanor,  she will go to battle for her clients. Her depth of knowledge transcends real estate.  She's also a great resource for all home related projects. We have used her expertise in buying,  selling,  and even renting a home,  and would recommend her to anyone. Once you work with Marina you'll find an agent for life. -- Sheherbano and Sadiq M.

We have worked with Heather for years and it’s always surprising how fast she handles our business.

She knows the market and our properties rent and sell with ease.

Alison & Mike Hooker

Cathy was amazing!

Her knowledge of the housing market and professionalism were exceptional. We will definitely refer her to all of our friends.

Marlo Cooper

Nancy was very professional and looked after our best intest.

She is very knowledgeable in real estate.

Paul Sikand

After the initial excitement of looking for a new house wore off and in some ways turned to frustration, the attributes of our real estate agent became front and center.

Any agent can find listings in the area you prefer and in your price range. Gaylene concentrated on the specifics of what we looked for in a house and presented listings with those features. Gaylene not only did all she could to learn what we considered paramount in a home, she researched every new house on the market before even mentioning them to us. I would monitor new listings on the internet and more than once, when I mentioned something I had seen, she would respond, “this house is not for you” and explain why. She was correct every time. We began to feel guilty with how long it took before we found the right house for us and Gaylene would constantly remind me that this was a process and it takes time. Never once did she nudge us to offer on a house we did not feel right about. When we did chase a house that had multiple offers, she easily could have encouraged us to keep upping our bid until we had a deal. She did the opposite. She suggested the price was getting silly and we should let it go. Ironically, the house ultimately fell out of escrow, the price has dropped and the house is still on the market. We could not be more pleased with the residence we ultimately purchased. We often comment that it is the best house for us of everything we saw or in which we had potential interest. The actual buying process was handled as professionally as we could have hoped . It was a pleasure to work with Gaylene. John and Lisa John Mastropolo President / CFO Mason West, Inc. Ph: 714-630-0701 x221 Fx: 714-630-1082

John Mastropolo /Lisa Mastropolo

I love working with Carol.

She is very attentive to my / our needs. She is very knowledgeable in what she is doing as a real estate agent. She is very professional, courteous and thoughtful. She did her research and was always well prepared for each of our meetings. In helping us finding a new home, she visited us personally and started with asking questions about why, where and when we planned to buy a house. She gathered information thoroughly for us. She wants to make sure that we got what we were looking for. She guided us through the whole buying process until the close of escrow and funds are properly wired from overseas to the escrow company. The whole buying process went smoothly. I enjoy working with Carol. In preparing our old house for renting, Carol gives us good advice and referrals for touch up works. She responds to our questions in a timely manner. She keeps in touch with us in a regular basis of any updates or concern. She is articulate. She is sincere and firm, and very thoughtful. She cares about our needs. I am pleased to recommend Carol to anyone who is buying / selling or renting a house. Carol is our number one real estate agent. We are very blessed to know her.

joyih sri

Janice is a true professional and always works very hard.

She takes a lot of initiative on many levels and goes beyond the call of duty for helping her client. And, she's a great people person. I simply can't imagine anyone who knows her, not really liking her !

Richard and Thoms Reeves

Grace, I cannot thank you enough for the great service and help in selling my home so quickly.

You truly understood my need to move as soon as possible so that I wouldn’t lose my sanity with having to drive so far to work every day. I never imagined a realtor would help me with so many things to make my home look amazing and move in ready. You really went above and beyond the call of duty. You were able to get me a good price in a time when homes were not selling very fast and you helped negotiate so that my costs wouldn’t be that high. I am very grateful to you for everything you did for me. You are an amazing realtor. Thank you, Kristi Teske

Kristi Teske

Charles did the best he could do considering we lived out of state and couldn't see the houses plus he knew nothing about us.

Charles always got back to us immediately and deserves a medal for working with us.

Mary E. Bretag Bradley L. Thomas

Rob did an amazing job showing us the house and advocating for our family with the landlords.

He made time for us every time we called and we trusted him from the getgo! We loved working with Rob!

Jon & Sara Harris

Jason and Susan helped me sell a home and now I am in the process of buying a home with them again!

Highly professional and responsible. As a first time seller, they walked through every single step and explained all the questions that I have for me. And now as being a picky buyer, they've been working really hard to find "the home" for me and we will be closing in a week! There is no need to mention all the 5 stars skills. They are just nice and reliable people that you will never regret working with them.

Jerry Guo

Murray was always professional and places this clients needs first.

He is prompt in returning calls and always give you straight answers. I would recommend Murray to my friends looking to purchase a home.

Linsky

I've worked with Nancy now for over 3 years and have introduced her to several of my friends.

I must admit that I am a difficult client to work with, but despite my high expectations. difficult conditions and strict demands Nancy was able to make things happen and exceed my expectations. Key strengths: honesty, flexibility, high integrity, knowledge of the market and most importantly "not being a pushy agent". Nancy will work hard for you with patience and diligence to find the home you want and not push you to buy something as soon as possible... Thank you Nancy.

bijan. M

This is the fifth transaction that Martin and Laura have managed for me.

Since I live out of town, they not only have helped me buy, sell and unfortunately short sale a property, but also performed as quasi property Managers handling a miriad of details that were overwhelming for me. We just closed on the sale of my Tustin home yesterday. It was a difficult transaction - not because of the Uribe's, but there were at least three major obstacles that could have killed the deal. 1). My tenant tried to sabatoge the sale because he did not want to move, even though his lease would be honored. 2). The bank worked at a snail's pace and 3). There was turnover of escrow staff midway through the transaction which was a pain. The transaction was further complex with the buyers being foreign nationals, which are subject to more stringent underwriting guidelines for loan approval. In summary, this transaction could have easily died, but Martin and Laura are experts and very skilled in dealing with difficult people and issues that come out of left field. So for these reasons, I would not use anyone else. I would be willing to talk to anyone considering the Uribe's' services.

Suzanne K

When we traveled in China Joan was our favorite tour guide.

Unlike some other guides she didn't routinely go through the motions- she was genuinely interested in interacting with us and providing the information that we were most interested in. She is bright, articulate and fun. Go to where she is in China, just to be with her! August 13, 2010, Betty-Ann was Qiong's client

Betty-Ann Heggie

Grace: Julie and I really appreciated all the work you did and the advice you gave during the process of selling our house.

We got a full price for our house for 30 years. The photography was great; almost made us want to keep the house. The flyers were awesome. Your professional suggestion in staging of our house was greatly needed. Your positive faith based attitude lifted our spirits. Thanks for your efforts made everything possible.

Grant & Julie Sciarani

Jackie was absolutely amazing.

We had a difficult time finding nice homes in our price range but Jackie was constantly finding new home listings as soon as they became available. She would meet us at the house at any time in order to make sure we were one of the first to see and bid on the house.  I truly believe we would not have gotten the beautiful house we have now if Jackie was not helping us out. 

Brandon N

Almost a year before we decided to sell our home, our family met Jason and Susan at a local open house.

Immediately they struck us as genuine, caring and knowledgeable real estate professionals. At the time we were still not sure whether we were going to sell our home. However, several months later we came to the decision that our house needed to be sold due to financial hardship. Luckily, Jason's great follow up skills kept his image fresh in our minds. We had met many other real estate agents since our initial meeting with Jason and Susan, but we were concerned about their quality and experience. Subsequently, we decided to hire Jason and Susan and we definitely did not regret it. Susan is a phenomenal stager and she really transformed our house for the professional photos and the open house. Jason's negotiations skills were instrumental in getting our deal done. They were patient with us as we had many questions as first time sellers. Also, they were compassionate in understanding the emotional struggle of selling our home of 26 years. Obviously we cannot say enough about their professionalism and knowledge, but to add to it, they are just great people to work with. We not only found great real estate agents, but also great friends. We highly recommend this awesome real estate duo and we plan to continue to use their services moving forward.

Jay & Young Chong

Murray and Amy Falk were not only the best professionals in any business, they are really nice people and worked with us on every little detail making the sale such an easy process.

Thank-you

Conrad

Seven years ago, Laura and Martin helped us get our dream house through a challenging short sale.

Without their continued impeccable professional and emotional support, we would have given up a couple of times before closing the sale. Once again, because of Laura and Martin's professional and amazing managing skills we closed escrow on our first rental property last month. When possibly other agents would of walked away from our transaction, Laura and Martin saw us through extremely difficult obstacles imposed by the seller. Laura and Martin are defining example of a client-agent relationship, we trust that they have our best interest in mind. Get Today's real estate market data from Laura and Martin!

L. Holowko

Cathy Haney was responsive, knowledgeable and professional - everything you would want in a real estate agent.

She did a great job and we would highly recommend her.

Ciranna Family Trust

its been a year since i bought my house here in irvine at the north park community.

first day open house was packed with lots of visitors, nancy was representing me as the buyers agent. i had close to zero hope on getting this house, it took her 48 hours from the time i gave her the go ahead to the time she got back with me about the news of me being the new owner. not exaggerating. enough said?thanks for your time reading this review!!i have been recommending her to friends and they all have only good to say about her and her ways of getting things done swiftly.

Sahba Dabiri

April helped me out a ton from day 1!

She gave me a property profile based on the neighborhood so that I had realistic expectations for my asking price. I got what I was asking for my house and she helped navigate a pretty tricky situation with the buyer. The way she set up the open house made potential buyers feel like they were coming home. She kept me informed throughout the process and let me know what people were saying. She sold my house in under 2 weeks! I would definitely use April again in the future.

Mike S

"Thank you for everything you have done for us over the past several months.

Not only did you sell our old home within 2 1/2 weeks after listing it in a soft real estate market, but you were able to find us a new house with everything we wanted on our wish list, from size of house that was within our price range, to the upgrades and floorplan that fit our style and taste, and you guys even got us in our #1 desired neighborhood in Irvine! You have made this a stress free and worry free experience for us. We were so impressed with your professionalism and the excellent communications/status updates you provided for us every step of the way. Your market knowledge was remarkable and your honest feedback and recommendations helped make some difficult decisions a lot easier for us. You have superb negotation skills which I must say it is almost a lost art! I can go on and on about all the great things you have done for us, but I truly want to thank you for making us feel like we were your friends throughout the whole process. We will definitely recommend you to all our family and friends because we know that you will take excellent care of them, like you took care of us. Thank You!!!" Aaron and Mary, Irvine

Jackie understands the area and market.

A great help to us when we were in the process of looking and buying our home. She was always available to answer questions. We could count on her to be available when needed. Overall a great experience during a very stressful time.

We've known Marina for approximately 5 - 5-1/2 years.

We met her when we were looking for someone to lease our home. We leased our home twice during this timeframe and both tenants were terrific. We never had any problems, the tenants were very nice & responsible, and Marina was always there for us if we needed her. We were in contact with Marina during the entire time our home was leased, whether by her great emails or meeting for a friendly lunch. Marina is a very responsible realtor and takes her job seriously, and she is so very friendly and always offers to help us in any way she can. We now have our home up for Lease (or Sale) again, and Marina is the only one we want to handle this for us. We trust her completely. Sincerely, Ann and Donn Bergeman

Donn & Ann Bergeman

Shelly is a fantastic realtor was professional, kind and courteous every step of the way!

Joseph B.

Mana is top notch in every regard - professional, great knowledge of real estate and the home buying process, detail oriented, responsive, loyal and trustworthy!

She had my back every step of the way throughout a long, difficult, time consuming short sale process. She is the best of the best. I would recommend her to anyone interested in buying a home - she is simply sensational!! Sheri Novelli

From our 1st meeting on 2/4 to closing which was on 3/15, it took less than 40 days to buy our new home.

Jimmy came prepared a couple of booklets explaining and educating us on whole process including time line of what needs to be done on the 1st meeting. Since this was my first experience buying a house he taught me a lot and helped with any questions I had. It was a pleasure to work with Jimmy to buy our new house and I trust that he will do an equally great job selling our old house.

Charles Kim

I really appreciate that Martin and Laura are agents with integrity.

Through both my buying and selling experience with them I felt informed, updated, educated, and in good hands. I didn't feel the need to double or triple check things because I know they did before the documents even came to me. They concisely had my best interests in mind through both my purchase and sale of my home and were always there to keep the process moving and handle the stresses of the process so I wouldn't have to. Unless they retire, I don't anticipate moving to another agent due to their high regard for their clients and their desire to provide amazing service.

Nicole D

Cathy Haney is an excellent realtor.

She is patient, easygoing, professional and the the best realtor we have ever worked with. If you plan on purchasing or selling a home on Orange County we highly recommend Cathy.

Cory Jachnuk

Sandi helped sell our Orange County Condo quicker than we ever hoped!

She guided us in setting the perfect atmosphere and had professional photos taken of the condo that showed it off as the wonderful home it was! We were super pleased with the sale and the way Sandi handled it. Job well done!!

Tony & Joanne

Selling one’s home can be a challenging process but with the help of the right realtor this process goes smoothly.

We wanted a realtor who can sell our home at the best price, in a timely manner and give us the personal attention we need. Martin and Laura Uribe were the right realtors for us. We were impressed with the way they presented themselves - very knowledgeable and professional and yet very personable. Those were the qualities we were looking for in a realtor and we were not disappointed. Martin explained the current housing situation, presented their marketing plan and worked with us in establishing our selling price. Laura on the other hand took care of the “soft side” of selling. She did the walk through of our home, suggested ways to de-clutter and staged our home in the most appealing way. With the help of their professional photographer, they were able to highlight the beauty of our home. The brochure produced to market our home was impeccable. With their marketing plan, our home reached numerous realtors and buyers. Open houses were held until they found the right buyer for our home. We appreciated Martin and Laura’s patience, availability, trust worthiness and most especially their expertise in negotiation. They made the sale of our home happen at the right time. If you are looking for the right realtor to sell your home, we highly recommend Martin and Laura Uribe. Give them a call. You will not be disappointed. R.A. Tustin, CA

Rica A.

Fun and loving — Joan is a fun and loving tutor.

My children loves her as a tutor because she makes learning a fun experience. I can already see how much Mandarin my children are learning from Joan! ... — Castulo, Newport Coast, CA on 9/28/15

Castulo Wong

Jason and Susan Zwolak were amazing to work with!

Being a first time home-buyer and not having much experience in the field, they literally took my hand and guided me the entire way. I could not have asked for a better experience with Jason and Susan when it came to their professionalism and  honesty. Issues arose along the way, out of our control, and they were always prepared and ready to tackle any issues. They were very patient with me and my experience and always had suggestions or advice to guide me in the right direction. Jason and Susan would answer all questions and made themselves available by phone, text or email. I will gladly recommend Jason and Susan to anybody who is looking to buy, or sell, a home

Kathy P

I just moved into my beautiful home that is new to me.

I had the best realtors anyone could ever have. Maria Kammaruzzaman and her business partner Becky Lu were amazing. They guided me through the home selection process, selling my home, and a difficult financing process. They were always prompt, courteous and professional. We held multiple open houses. I worked with them for over 6 months. They were always positive and very disciplined about details. They always made feel like I was their only client. You would be lucky to have these ladies help you!

Deborah Kurilchyk

In reading other reviews regarding Martin and Laura, I see I can join the many who truly believe this team is as near perfect as a team can be.

Martin and Laura are amazing, awesome! I can honesty describe them as the best real estate team with whom you will ever work. Their's is a team of integrity, professionalism, kindness, knowledge, thoughtfulness, patience, all with a personal touch. You do feel like you are their priority. My condo was on the market for five months with another real estate agency; several showings but no offers. I was referred to Martin by a friend. I met Martin and Laura shortly after; condo was beautifully staged by Laura, beautiful professional pictures were taken by a professional photographer. The condo was shown once and sold in less than a month from the time I met Martin and Laura. Martin and Laura kept me informed of each step; Laura explained all paperwork that needed signature via a secure online signing system, "easy peasy" it was. Another person, observing the process of this sale who has sold several properties before stated, "I have never been nor seen anyone shepherd a sell like this before". Apparently by all the reviews, Martin and Laura do this with all their clients. Martin personally delivered my escrow papers to me. Laura sent her regards even though she was unable to join him that day. WHAT A WONDERFUL TEAM!!!! I have referred them to a neighbor who is planning to sell her condo. Martin also offered to connect me with a person in AZ with whom I could obtain a BPO on a property I own there. Martin and Laura are the BEST!!!!

Sarah Lawson

I have been in the market for more than a year to find the perfect home and I wasn’t successful in my offers, finally one of my relatives recommended to work with Nancy.

After a year of unsuccessful search with other agents, I have decided to change my agent. I talked to Nancy on Monday, the following Monday I had an accepted offer. There is a reason she is one of the top-rated agents in OC; she is fast, sharp, kind and cares as much as you do. After working with other agents, I can see clearly why she is so successful in what she does. Even over this short period of time, I know we found a family friend and not just a perfect agent. Her commitment, level of attention to details, responsiveness and being a tireless fighter are the qualities that make her one of the best. Do yourself a favor and stop looking! To save time and money; Convince her to pick you as a client; you will be so happy at the end of this journey!

Neema

When I decided to sell my home, I was unsure of the process and trusted Jackie to take care of it.

She took control and worked tirelessly to take care of both selling the house and making sure I understood each step. She has been active in my neighborhood and her friendly nature allowed me to trust  her completely when I met with her initially to discuss listing my home.

Jamal Brown

Gaylene is what all real estate professionals should aspire to be.

She is exceptional at EVERY aspect of the process. This was the first experience we had with selling a property, and I am so thankful I was able to navigate this with Gaylene. At every step of the process, she made me feel like I was her only client - so responsive and transparent in everything she does. In addition to her expertise about the market and the area, she also has a wealth of resources through her connections that made the selling process easier and more efficient. She genuinely cares about you as a client and makes you feel valued and important. If you want to work with the best and reach your goals in selling or buying a property, Gaylene is your person!

Christine Lusareta

My family cannot be happier with Jenean.

With her bright and upbeat personality she made a very stressful task (renovating, showing, and selling a home we currently live in) as stress free and organized as possible. Her marketing ability is second to none and her organizational skills are superb. You always felt better after talking to Jenean. Her entire team was also amazing to deal with. Hands down this was 100x better than any real estate transaction I've been a part of. We absolutely love Jenean.

Tim & Diana Pickinpaugh

Jackie has gone above and beyond to assist me in selling my property.

I live outside of US and it is difficult for me to locate local people for repairs. Jackie knew all the right people. At one point she actually painted part of the wall herself just so we can move on with the sale. If that is not above and beyond I do not know what is! She is a gem and First Team is lucky to have her in their team. If you need your property to sold, she is the person to go to! No wonder she also received a reward this year for her customer service. Thank you Jackie for all you have done for me!

Tamara Wright

Khan is a rare find.

He was not only responsive and pleasant, but also worked to assure that we found the exactly right place. Khan kept in touch 24/7. We had very specific desires and needs, and there were a few places that fit much of those, but weren't exactly right. Khan did not lose patience even one time as we slogged around kissing frogs until we found a prince. He was excellent on the technical side as well. He kept on top of the paperwork, and after the deal was done he did very thorough follow-up. We very much appreciated Khan's use of technology to make the search easier. He didn't drag us to every property we thought might be a contender. He went ahead, did a walk through, and recorded it all on his cell phone then sent us the file. This really cut down on wasted time for us as well as for him and allowed him to see more and comment on it for our benefit. We were very intense at searching, and we also worked with another agent and occasionally saw a property with two more agents. But...Khan was the one that really seemed to understand what we wanted, and it was no surprise that he helped us find the winning property. You won't regret it if you work with him!

Adele, Claire & Paul

I was impressed with Jenean's professionalism and warm personality, and would not hesitate to recommend her to my friend and colleagues.

Iraj & Sahar Motabar

Buying a home is a huge deal and can be a very scary thing, especially for a first time buyer.

I found myself asking "how do I pick a realtor, and do I even need one in this day and age"? I'm the type of person who likes to do things myself and try to save money any chance that I can. But stepping into a world that I knew little about, I really needed someone who I could trust that would look out for my best interest. We selected Dean Erickson, based on the positive reviews that we read and feel like we hit the jackpot with him. I would be surprised if we could've found a better agent to represent us and our interests. From the moment that I reached out to him, I felt at ease and comfortable. He responded right away and was not "pushy" at all as I found many other agents to be. Once we met and talked about what we were looking for, Dean was hard at work looking for our future home. He set us at ease with his patience, professionalism, and really communicating on what we could expect at every bend and turn of the process. Once we found the home we wanted to make an offer on, his diligence, advice, and recommendations really helped the seller select our family over several other families that made similar offers. I really credit Dean for this. I know he represented many other families, but Dean always made us feel important as if we were his only clients. He even was available while on vacation on the other side of the country. In a nutshell, Dean really made a stressful, at times scary, process very seamless and easy. We plan to be in our home for many years to come, but if I have any friends or family that need a real estate agent, or have any future realtor needs, Dean is our man! Thank you Dean for all that you have done for our family and making this a great experience!

Eric Jewell

From the very first time we met Jason and Susan we were confident that they would find us just the right place.

First and foremost, they listened attentively to our wish list" and feedback. They never showed us a property they knew wouldn't be well-received, and consequently, a very high level of trust was established early on. Then, when the time came for the hard work of negotiating and closing a deal and moving through escrow, they patiently explained all of our options at each step, consistently providing relevant food for thought and guidance based on a wealth of knowledge and experience. Jason and Susan infused confidence into a process that is anything but intuitive. And last but not least -- they're really, truly nice people, with a level of sincerity that's off the charts." Tim Cheryl Forbes (Jason & Susan helped Tim & Cheryl buy a home in Aliso Viejo)

We highly recommend Mary Kay for all your real estate needs.

She's helped us sell two homes, find a short term rental and purchase a home. For the last transactions, she magically coordinated the sale of our home (sold for more than the asking price before the scheduled open house), the "contingent" purchase of a condo, and provided excellent references for people to help deep clean, perform handy-man services and gardening services. All of this took place in a matter of a 30 day window. Not only were we pleased, but I'm sure the buyers and the sellers of the condo were pleased. The challenge of being 400 miles away posed no challenge at all. Signing the numerous required documents were made easy over the computer (or tablet) via Docusign. If you are looking for smooth transactions, Mary Kay is always on top of matters. After all, she's been our realtor for 12 years and we'll continue to return to her for all our needs.  - Edwin M.

Jenean is far more than your run-of-the-mill real estate "agent.

" She is, in fact, a real estate "consultant," who provides expert advice, and goes all out to provide consistent, exceptional service to her clients. And, Jenean's service, friendship and expertise do not end with the sale; instead, it is just the beginning of a continuing relationship and friend that keeps one connected with the market and their investment.

Del Indelicato

My name is Desiree Ryan, First Team agent, working out of the Dana Point office.

I have a listing in Huntington Beach that I'm trying to find a buyer for. Terri LeClair, Manager of First Team Newport Beach office, welcomed me to plug my listing at his weekly office meeting for all his agents to hear. My intention was to arrive and bolt right after I told the agents of my listing. Terry quickly dove straight into his agenda for his meeting as I was packing up to leave and he caught my attention with one of his topics on “Simple ways to pick up new business through everyday life without trying”. I ended up staying through his entire office meeting and have applied a few easy ideas he offered to my daily routine. Thank you Terry for making me feel comfortable in your office and giving me fresh new ideas to increase my business with ease.

Desiree Ryan

Nancy is simply the best realtor.

She always watches for her client interest.

Paul Sikand

Fun and loving — Joan is a fun and loving tutor.

My children loves her as a tutor because she makes learning a fun experience. I can already see how much Mandarin my children are learning from Joan! ... — Castulo, Newport Coast, CA on 9/28/15

Castulo Wong

5 stars is not enough for Lisa and Jeff.

Lisa and Jeff are extremely personable, knowlegeble about the market and were there to answer any of our questions night and day. We definitely wouldn't have been able to find our great home in Tustin Ranch without their help, especially since they were able to strike a deal with the seller's agent off market. They also used their contacts to figure out that our Community was VA approved, which the HOA didn't even know and we would have lost the house for sure if we had to go through the process of getting it approved. Having the right realtor makes all the difference especialy in a market like today and Lisa and Jeff are the best at what they do.

Jon C.

I've been in new home sales for over 10 years and Maria represented a client on a purchase for my community in Irvine.

She was extremely professional and courteous from the start. She was very thorough and made sure she understood the process before she had her client take the next step. Maria fought for her client and negotiated a great deal for him. If I wasn't a licensed real estate agent myself I would hire Maria to represent me in my real estate transactions. She was a pleasure to work with!

Amna Gaafar

       Phoebe is very detail oriented, patient, qualified real estate agent.

She represented as a seller, listing agent in my case. She handled selling my house very smoothly, saving a lot of time, definitely no hassle. She was willing to take extra effort whenever there was some issues during the process. I definitely recommend her as your future agent either for purchasing your dreaming home or selling your real estate.

Her marketing plan was excellent and generated offers at , and above asking price!

. Her kindness and genuine concern for my well being brought me through a very difficult time, and I appreciate it immensely. I HIGHLEY recommend her to anyone who is in need of an expert.

Linda.

Janice is extremely knowledgeable and honest.

I respect her and trust her judgment. We always feel comfortable in her company. She respects our input, as well. We will recommend Janice to all of our neighbors and friends!

Charles and Lucila Dakin

From Jamie.

.. About 4 months ago we met with Sandi and she outlined all of our options. We decided the best thing for us would be to sell our home and buy something a bit bigger...She then helped us determine what we needed to do to our home to get it into tip-top condition. Sandi's suggestions, a little elbow grease over one weekend (yup, that's all it took) and $200 was all we needed to make our home ready. Before Sandi would let us accept an offer, she looked us both straight in the eyes and asked,"Do you feel absolutely certain that you have not left any money on the table and that this is the right buyer for your home?" Without hesitation we both said,"yes!" We never felt pressured. And we felt unbelievably comfortable with Sandi and extremely well taken care of. And best of all...we sold our home!

Phoebe helped my sister sell her house.

My sister had a so called friend as a Realtor who seemed more interested in a quick sale at a low ball price. That Realtor had no local knowledge and after signing Phoebe as a Realtor my sister sold her house at more than 60k higher, in a reasonable amount of time.She and her team were very professional and did a great job.I would highly recommend her and her team to any prospective buyers or sellers. --- Art Gomez - Walnut, CA

We were so lucky to find Dean & Monique!

Our first home buying experience was not a pleasant one so we were not looking forward to selling that home. Our first meeting with this dynamic duo wasn't filled with empty promises and unnecessary flattery. It was a balance of honesty, sincerity, professionalism and respect. We wanted to sell and get the best price but I was also one of those emotional sellers who kept thinking about how this is the only home my children have known. I can tell you how hard Dean & Monique worked to put together beautiful promotional material and advertise our home by knocking on doors. I can tell you how wonderful they were in keeping us in the loop of what was going on, returning calls/texts right away and working around our schedule. I can tell you how awesome they were in getting an offer on our home in less than 2 weeks. But what meant the world to our family was that they listened when we said we would like to stay in our home until a certain date because my son wanted to spend one more birthday in the only home he's ever known. Don't get me wrong...Dean & Monique aren't all about unicorns and rainbows. They are skilled and experienced realtors who will fight for you and represent your family to get you into your forever home to celebrate many birthdays. Thank you Dean & Monique!

Susie C.

I like how she can get so many people to her well prepared grand opening open house and get a buyer secured that same day.

Her marketing is far above average as well as her ability to help prepare our home so that it gets top dollar offers. This is our third house we've sold through Jenean- we love her enthusiasm and professionalism. And I'm a Realtor!

Pam Norry TTEE

Marina Leung is simply the best!

I met Marina initially when I came out to California for a job interview. She was extremely helpful showing me around homes and different areas. When I took the job, I contacted her to find a home to buy.This move was somewhat complex, as we were moving across country with three small children and had dates of when we had to leave Ohio and when we had to be in Orange County. I made two different trips in 2 months and saw houses over four days.We saw approximatelty 70 houses during this time. Each day was extremely well-organized which maximized what I could see and do. I never felt pressured and Marina was clear that we would not make an offer until I found something I loved. She was open to finding a rental if necessary. As Marina got to know me, she clearly honed in on what I like and don't like and which areas would best meet our family's needs. On the second trip, it was clear that things weren't clicking. She suggested looking in North Tustin, a place with which I was not familiar. I immediately liked the area and found a home that same day. During negotiations, Marina was meticulous. She had an excellent handle on what the property was worth and what was a good price. She knew every detail of the agreement and easily caught some things that were overlooked. Marina was always available and clear in explaining options and providing recommendations. It was a somewhat unusal transaction for a variety of reasons and it is a near miracle that we closed escrow and moved into this great house.It is clear to me that most other agents would have abandoned this transaction but instead Marina held it together. Ultimately, despite several problems (mortgage issues, move in date disagreements), all parties left the deal happy. Since moving in, Marina has continued to support us and helped us as we establish ourselves in the area. I wholeheartedly recommend Marina Leung for any real estate transaction. She is extremely knowledgeable, friendly, meticulous, and dedicated. She also has many amazing connections in the area and has been a great friend to our family. 

Beri R. and Rob S.

Janice helped us through a difficult market period when traditional methods should have brought a number of offers we were stymied by a downturn in demand and a rise in interest rates.

Janice gave us solid advice and then when we did get a genuine offer, helped us negotiate a fair price with very favorable terms. Janice was more like family than I expected a Realtor professional could ever be.

Russell and Diane Reeded

Over the years, I have purchased and sold six properties.

I was represented by Murray and Amy Faulk (M&AF) on a buy, and years later, a sell transaction. None of my transactions went as smoothly as the two I did with M&AF. They are truly pros. On the sell side their ideas and preparation are awesome and effective. On the buy side they know what is important to the buyer and protect their interests. On either side, their follow-up and anticipation of issues can’t be matched. I do not hesitate to recommend them nor would I hesitate to employ them again! Thanks Murray and Amy!

Simpson

I have worked with Nancy for the past 20 years for my real estate needs.

She is very knowledgeable and professional. She makes sure the transactions go through very smooth. I trust her 100%. You will be very satisfied with her.

David Salamati

Robert White's expertise is phenominal, he is certainly a top notch, first class agent with very high standards.

He worked with me every step of the way, and made recommendations that were clearly the right decision o get my home sold and for even more money than I had hoped for. If I had a question, his response was always prompt and insightful. Rob's brochures were of the highest quality, no holds barred with this professional! And to top it off the photos for the brochures were so high quality, they used a professional drone to take aerial photos that really showed off my home and the surrounding hills, community pool and amenities. The inside pix of my home were spectacular as well. I would recommend Rob to anyone selling a home, I'll have my family call him when they are ready to sell, it will be a very wise decision, a man you can truly trust to have your best interest at heart.

Jeanne M.

Terry is the best manager I have ever had.

Terry has so much to offer and has such incredible knowledge of and experience in his profession. More importantly, he has a giver's personality and is always there for his agents. He calls, texts, and emails , and won't leave you hanging when you need direction. I am so appreciative of my luck to work under him and feel so fortunate to have him in our office.

Romay Chang

Jackie helped my wife and me purchase, and also a couple years later, sell our first family home.

She was very proactive at all times and always had our interests in mind. Jackie was frequently contacting us with possible properties to look at and then with potential buyers once we were ready to  sell. I highly recommend working with Jackie on any home sale or purchase as the whole process was seemless and exceptionally positive for us. On top of everything else, Jackie truly cares about her clients and puts them ahead of any purchase or sale transaction alone.

Kevin Melanson

Janice was very helpful finding me a rental in the location I was interested in and in my price range.

Thanks Janice!

Paulette N.Patrick

Martin and Laura are an amazing couple.

They go beyond the scope of their job as realtors. They took care of our needs, answering our questions promptly and politely, and made the paperwork as easy and uncomplicated as possible.They are extremely knowledgeable of the real estate industry and their individual strengths compliment each other. Our expectations were more than fulfilled as they continued to amaze us throughout the process of selling my mom's rental, purchasing another property and then getting it rented. We recommend that if you have the opportunity to work with them don't hesitate as you will not be disappointed. They are the best!

John and Kristine Williams

Best experience in working with Nancy on buying and then selling my property for me.

She was very helpful in getting the property ready for sale, since I was living out of town during the entire process. She made this experience very easy and pleasant. I would recommend her to anyone.

shahin riahi

I am very lucky to have met Mr.

Grace Tu in the Open House. It was her professionalism, hardworking athlete and honesty which made my house purchasing experience successful. Grace really went above and beyond to make sure every step was at its perfection I would definitely recommend her to all of my friends. Thank you Grace and thank you First Team

Yuan Yuan Lin

Selling a home is a very personal and emotional experience.

I worked with Rob to sell my Mother's home which added another layer of responsibility. From the beginning his knowledge of the market and laws, expertise, professionalism and compassion were above exemplary. Such a remarkable 'gem' should be shared. I recommended him to a neighbor and friend with the same result for her. I'm sorry I don't have another property to sell. Getting to know Rob through this process gave me comfort and confidence not only for our sale but he was always available if I had questions or concerns like a dear friend would do. He is an ethical professional and I recommend him with out hesitation.

Della K.

Very polite very professional very knowledgeable and I will definitely use her in the future

Pamela Morrison Trust/Brandon Mendoza Trustee

Carole Love Mancini is the best real estate agent I have ever worked with when selling a home.

  I first contacted Carole concerning the short-sale of my home in January 2009 and it finally sold and closed in March 2010.  During the difficult times, with my lenders, Carole kept me updated and encouraged. And everything did turn out GREAT for both the buyers and me.  Carole and her team of underwriters and negotiators were always professional, informed and available to answer any questions I had.  Whenever I am in the market for another home I will be sure to use Carole and only Carole as my real estate agent. I would recommend Carole to anyone who is in the market to buy or sell his or her home, because Carole Love Mancini puts the "Love" in your experience with her. 

R. M. BOUCHER

The prospect of buying your first home can be very intimidating.

Jackie put us at ease immediately and patiently guided us through the process. We wound up with a home beyond our expectations and well within our budget. The experience was so beneficial to us, that we have and continue to recommend  Jackie Stashik to all of our friends in the buying and selling market.

Kathy Goebel

Karen is our Angel and the reason that we got the place we did.

.. We were looking for a little home to rent, which for a real estate agent doesn't offer much incentive. Yet she went out of her way to help me find multiple listings and lobbied for me behind the scenes, and got me into the place of my dreams out of the goodness of her heart. She's even hooking us up with a washer & dryer from a friend! Just because! If you need help finding a place LOOK NO FURTHER. She is the best.

Monica Isbell Valdivia

Tracy helped my wife and I purchase our first house in Lake Forest.

She was incredibly responsive and helpful throughout the over two-month journey of finding the perfect home for us. She also guided us through the confusing escrow process and helped us every step of the way. Tracy's responsiveness and availability were unparalleled. We highly recommend her.

Brad & Meghan Jashinsky

Working with Dean was a real pleasure.

He made the whole process so easy for us. After listening to what we were looking for, he spent his weekends previewing homes. One day, he sent us a video of a house he had just visited. Well, he knew us really well because that's the house we ended up buying! We highly recommend doing business with Dean for one main reason: he really cares about his clients and always makes you feel like you are his priority.

Amelie F.

Karen is an exceptional real estate professional in every sense of the term.

She is dedicated, passionate and highly knowledgeable. Karen understands not only the business of selling real estate, she understands the emotional impact selling or buying a home has on her clients. She is always there to guide and nurture her clients through the entire process and she has the ability to lessen the anxiousness and stress of the entire process. Karen is amazing!!!

Donald and Kathy Fritsch

Jackie was wonderful and most important knowledgeable throughout the entire transaction.

She kept us informed and if any questionable issues arrived she had all the right answers. I would definitely use her again.

Moving from France to USA, with just no clue of the real estate business in California, Tracy has been a huge help.

Because of a delicate situation to move in, and because everything was new for us, we really were on her back for everything and every single day. She was nice enough to always be available, never underestimate our questions, and thanks to her, we now live in a perfect condo, not so far from work.    

Guewen Reynaud

Gaylene gets a five star plus!

She is so knowledgeable and really catered to our every need. When showing us properties, she always had quite a few to show us and each one had all of the features we were looking for. She was honest and protective of us and helped us to look at the big picture with every showing. I worked at First Team Corporate for over a year and I dealt with a lot of the managers. Gaylene is a true professional and I have to say that I have never delt with anyone that compares to her. She is genuine and honest and I will recommend her to many. I trust her explicitly. Sincerely, Heather Wille

Heather McLaren Wille

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