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Alexis H.

It was assuring to have Andi as our navigator through this process.

We did meet a few hurdles with the sale but her knowledge and assurance kept us calm and in the end a successful close! It was a pleasure working with Andi. Thank you.

Bruce Cacciapaglia

Andi was my parents' real estate agent many years ago when she helped them buy (and then later sell) a new residence nearby.

She maintained an active presence in both neighborhoods and stayed in touch with my parents for years. When it came time to sell their house this year (in 2021), there was no need to interview real estate agents as my siblings and I already knew her to be the consummate professional. We were not disappointed! Andi is knowledgeable, likeable, and an excellent communicator (phone, text, email, and in-person). The advice she provided was spot-on. I would definitely recommend Andi to anyone who is seeking the services of a realtor.

Carol Scotti

Rebecca helped me buy a home and she gets my highest rating.

These are the qualities in which Rebecca excels: 1) Honesty, integrity and ethics: She knows the laws, does not cut corners, and puts her clients interests and needs as a first priority. You can trust her. 2) Sensitivity to her client's  goals. She tries to help you find exactly what you want; if you have a list of priorities, she tries to find the home that satisfies them all. 3) She is a pleasure to work with. Calm, patient, and caring. 4) She is a skilled negotiator and will help you get the best deal possible. 5) She helps you think through all the potential risks asssociated with a house and the due diligence that will make you satisfied with your purchase.

Hillard Kaplan

Heather Boyd treated the selling of my condo on both a personal and highly professional level - rare in the real estate industry.

She was a pleasure to work with in all facets of the transaction and did everything in her power to move the process along quickly and efficiently. She is lovely, truly talented and passionate about her career.

J. R.

Heidi and Markus are the best team.

Great backend office work by Heidi, and Markus is great with the sales aspect and the physical characteristics of the home. You definitely need them both! They both have the knowledge and experience you need to make sure everything is done correctly; from setting up proper expectations from the start, down to the final closing. I am very grateful to have been working with them!

FBrown

My husband and I could not have asked for a better agent to work with.

This was our first time buying a home and Michael was extremely knowledgeable and helped us every step of the way. He also made himself available whenever we had questions which made the process stress free. If we ever need a realtor in the future we will definitely look to work with Michael again and would recommend him for anyone looking for a home now.

Michelle Jaime

Teresa Knoll is the type of real estate agent you want by your side.

She and her team are top notch. They sold our home and helped us find a new one within months. I could not have been more pleased. Ms. Knoll is a hard worker, dedicated, and very easy to talk to.

4/19/2014 - K Hammond

The Browns listed my investment property in the desert.

All offers and negotiations were presented and performed flawlessly. This was the most satisfying real estate experience I have ever had. I will definitely use their services for my next purchase or sale.

Hans Thurau

Mike Hampton is a great manager and mentor to all who work for him.

In this ever changing economy, we need to be “up-to-date” with the latest technology and knowledgeable about the latest trends in order to succeed. Mike is very aware of this and regularly brings in experts to train us on different systems and programs so that each us will have both the tools and the knowledge to be successful. In the end, Mike tries to make us better realtors in order to better serve our clients. Mike always makes himself available to answer any questions and provide feedback and advice when needed. I feel very fortunate to be a part of his team! He is a great manager to work for and with ! Teresa knoll

teresa

We would just like to share that Markus is an outstanding real estate professional, no doubt, but he is also and invaluable resource.

His expertise ranges from construction best practices to design input, to local real estate information to in-depth knowledge of market trends. Markus took the time to fully assess our needs and honed in on properties that were aligned with our tastes and requirements. We received proactive and personalized service which says a lot in such a highly technology driven industry. Very refreshing! We also had the pleasure of working with Heidi Brown throughout the entire escrow process. She was detailed, thorough and always a step ahead. Markus and Heidi are an exceptional team! We appreciate everything they did for us and will turn to them again for all our real estate needs. Thank you both!

Michelle Nerny

Desi is the example of a professional realtor, always giving 110% for his client.

Luckily, I was one of them. His attention to detail and ability to stay on top of each and every deadline and issue made buying my home easy and relatively stress free. Even when I decided to stop the search for a home at one point, Desi was understanding and he hit the ground running when I began my search again in earnest. Desi is woven into the fabric of my amazing home and I couldn't be happier about it.

Joy Holmes

Andi did a great job selling my house!

We are now trying to find a place for me to buy and the inventory just isn't there, but Andi is fantastic at finding homes to look at. First Team is lucky to have her on thee team!

Robert Jones Jr

Heather made everything so painless.

Quick and enjoyable! She is very personable and extremely professional. This was my first time buying a home and she laid out everything I needed to do in manner that was easy to understand and complete.

Natalie Kazemi

We bought a property through Joan Befort and we had a very pleasant experience doing so.

Joan is very professional, helpful, knowledgeable and extremely wonderful person to work with. I would definitely rate her work as "Excellent".

RAJESHWARI JIGJINNI

She was extremely thorough detailed and professional in every aspect of this experience not only did she help me in completely this transaction she aided the seller’s agent in his numerous short comings

Dennis Clark

Dawn sold my house fast and for the full price I wanted.

She is an expert with the canyon properties of Orange County.

JC

Thank you for the year+ you spent on me.

  You helped me get a great price for my last house, and found my husband and me a great home.  A. Snider 11/2010

06/27/2014 - Lang Li Bought a Townhouse home in 2014 for approximately $375K in Tustin, CA She is awesome!

!! She helped me from start to getting the key within a month. She was on top of everything and keeping me up to date with everything. After everything are done, she stop by and make sure my family are happy and good to go.

Li and Joann

We have purchased and sold homes with Markus and Heidi.

They were very professional, prompt, knowledgeable and fun to work with. We would recommend them to our family and friends. Thank you for all your hard work!

Marina Parsons

Desi Reyes is the best!

He sold our house in 2 days. He kept us apprised every step of the way. His experience in the industry was invaluable to everyone involved in the process. Thanks Desi!!

Gail Pritchett

I've worked with Joan on multiple transactions and she exceeds expectations every time.

Great feel for market and great negotiation skills.

James Cordova and Renee Rodda

Working with Desi Reyes was the best decision we made.

His thoughtful and professional service simplified our lives, and made our experience exceptional. What stood out working with Desi, he was always available, had great knowledge and provided thorough service. We truly valued his level of expertise. We will always work with Desi for our real estate needs. Thank you so much.

Ryan and Michelle Pascual

Swati was great at listening to what we wanted in a new home.

Being first time home buyers one can easily get overwhelmed. Swati made sure to always ask us if we could see ourselves living in the home and how we were feeling after viewing it. This kept us in the present moment and focused on finding the right home for us. In the end she helped us find a wonderful first home that fits our personalities where we hope to have many happy memories. I would recommend Swati to my friends and family!

Lindsey Maccoux

Andi was great to work with!

When we decided to list our house for sale she was always available when we had questions. Navigating through a tough market wasn’t always easy but she had valuable insight for each step. We are very happy with our decision to work with Andi to sell our house in Orange.

Ariana Ferchland

Highly recommend Swati.

We were first time homebuyers and she took the time to guide us through the process and answer all of our questions. She made sure to listen to what we were looking for and checked in with us after every tour and open house to help us figure out what was really important to us. Her patience and optimism throughout the process made sure we didn't settle for the wrong home, and we ended up finding the perfect one while still staying within our budget. Thank you Swati!

Anuj Patel

Great working with Desi!

Made the process as first time homebuyers as smooth as he could. Took the time to show us a variety of places in our interest and budget. Would highly recommend Desi.

Susan McClure

Very knowledgeable and was always there to help during this transaction.

She is very professional and alway kept us updated and made it stress free as possible.She sold our home for top dollar for the size and area in a matter of days ! Definitely would us her again and would highly recommend her !

James A. Johnston

They did an amazing job staging my father’s house.

Theresa DiLalla

We are delighted to have this opportunity to be able to share with others Desi's overwhelming dedication to the real estate industry and his clients.

As first-time homebuyers in 2011, we at first felt as though any prospects within our price-range would be bleak. As a result, we lowered our expectations significantly. However, this changed as soon as we met with Desi. We realized that we were in good hands and immediately felt a sense of confidence and optimism. At the very beginning, Desi equipped us with the right tools, such as Listingbook, to assist us in our search. Due to Desi's expert knowledge of the market, keen negotiating skills, and enduring patience, we ultimately found our home. Desi is an extremely busy man, but when we were out looking at houses or at his office, he always focused his attention on us. He patiently addressed all of our questions, however minor they might have seemed. If he did not have an immediate answer, he would seek one out and get back to us as soon as possible. Desi answered every single one of our phone calls, texts, and emails with a sense of urgency and exhibited only the utmost professionalism. Our search led us to look at a large number of houses, but Desi always maintained a positive approach that we would one day find our perfect home. At some points, we felt as though all hope was lost, but Desi's bright outlook that there would be other houses reassured us that, indeed, there would be, and our hope was quickly restored. Desi has an enormous amount of patience. Our house search occupied nearly a year--definitely not due to lack of houses; rather, our extensive search highlights Desi's patience and emphasizes his concern for us in not merely finding any house, but finding the right house. He never wavered in his approach to showing us houses. We submitted offers on many homes, and throughout each negotiation process, we always felt as though he kept our best interest (and finances) in mind. Desi was working for us, but he always maintained a low-pressure approach. Although it was, and continues to be, a bit of a fixer, we ended up with a beautiful, unique house! We truly believe that we would not have had even the slightest opportunity to purchase this particular home had Desi not been our agent. Something else that we are grateful for is that throughout this process, Desi has become someone we have maintained contact with long after the final papers were signed. He has become a trusted friend. Sincerely, Matt and Danielle Ehrler

Danielle Ehler

Mel is a wonderful real estate agent!

We knew both Mel and Nicole previously from church and neighborhood activities. We had lived in our home in Santa Ana for 21 years and when we decided to move we knew we wanted Mel Steiner to list our home. He and Nicole met with us and were great in helping us stage our home. Our home was listed on the MLS on Friday and by Monday morning we had 4 offers. We ended up selling for $10,000 over our asking price. Mel also helped us to coordinate escrow with our realtor in Arizona for an easier move. Thanks Mel and Nicole

Bob & Debbie Muise

06/27/2014 - Rebecca Baker is a phenomenal real estate agent!

She is always willing to help and tries really hard to find the perfect home for her clients. Baker is available at all times and answers all questions promptly. I would truly recommend her to anyone!

Diana

Rebecca Baker is a brilliant Realtor!

She's was willing to go out of her way to make sure we found the home we wanted. Her knowledge of Orange County really worked to our advantage. Rebecca was patient, diligent and there to make sure we understood and felt comfortable in the home buying process.

Ashley

What do you want in an agent(s)?

Honesty (check), Knowledge of the market (check), Organization(check), Integrity (check). Markus and Heidi were our buyers agents on a house we closed in North Tustin in March, 2013. Markus knows the local market very well and he an astute eye for architecture and potential problem issues (great choice in footwear as well). We were not pressured into buying something that really did not work for us and to me that speaks volumes from an integrity perspective. We were looking for a value play in the right school district and ideally for a house that was 'different'. We got all of the above and at the right price as well. For me, when an agent takes a calm approach to a highly stressful process it means it's not about desperation, it's about getting it right. Markus and Heidi got it right on every level. I would also mention that Heidi is very organized and steadfast throughout the entire escrow process and made sure that everything moved along in an efficient and timely manner. Highly recommend.

Von Sims

Professional, Positive, Responsive!

We were more than pleased to have Mel on our team in our home buying process. We appreciated his quick communication and attention to our needs. Highly recommend Mel!!

N Prado

Hello, I had the opportunity to have Mr.

Desi Reyes list and sell my home in Shady Lane, (North Tustin), in the Fall of 2018. Mr. Reyes was efficient, professional and informed me on a regular basis the selling status of my home. An offer was made on or about the 45th day that my home was listed. I was impressed with the professional photos that were taken to market my home. A 30 day escrow was agreed upon by all parties involved. I would highly recommend Mr. Reyes, as he has years of experience with an excellent sales history, representing both buyer and the seller. Mr. George

George

We both enjoyed her friendly personality and the ease with which she told us what to expect.

This was our first home sale and she made it as easy as possible! Dawn is truly experienced in the CA canyons and we learned how the photo shoot was definitely important! She took control with our permission of course, and we accepted all of her suggestions which made our lives so much easier. We were both very happy and pleased that we had Dawn on our side and as our realtor!! We have told many of our friends about our enjoyable experience with this professional, friendly, funny woman that we both now call "our friend"!

Gary and Jacqueline Jennings

Kathryn did a great job finding homes that fit our requirements and was very responsive to calls and texts.

She was also available to see homes at times convenient to us. She was also a big help navigating the very confusing home buying process.

Thomas and Deborah Rapport

Markus and Heidi did an outstanding job helping us buy our first home.

They were very patient with all of our questions and always had informative and honest answers. They went above and beyond helping us make all the right decisions. We were very appreciative of all their efforts and could not have asked for a better experience. We readily recommend them to anyone in need of their services. Chris and Kirsten McCraw, Ladera Ranch, CA

Chris and Kirsten McCraw

Desi was truly a professional and a pleasure to work with.

We were living out of state when we listed with him and always made himself available. He helped greatly with assisting our staging company to make our house look perfect. He quickly found us 3 strong buyers and helped us narrow it down to the right buyer. We do and always will highly recommend Desi to our friends.

Rick Melendez

Our experience with Desi started with us buying a house from one of Desi’s clients.

He was always very responsive to any concerns and questions we had and very detailed and professional in every aspects. Then we decided to move forward with hiring Desi as a realtor to help us leasing our house. And we are glad we chose Desi. We love his great communication and professionalism. Desi knows the neighborhood in the area inside and out. He kept us up to date every step along the way and made the process of renting our house smoothly. He provided exceptional works and he was very knowledgeable of his field. We highly recommend Desi to our friends and family for any of their real estate needs.

Janet Dinh

Melissa went above & beyond to fulfill our needs.

We were involved in a very messy escrow with her on another home (sellers involved in an ugly family dispute) and she really followed through with help & suggestions. As it became obvious that this house was not going to proceed as we had hoped, she diligently helped us find another home that we are just as happy with. She is a fantastic agent & I would highly recommend her.

Christina S. Voage

Andi was and still is a strong presence in our neighborhood - well known as the realtor who is familiar with the area.

From the beginning she was professional, was on time to all appointments, answered all of our questions honestly and had good marketing insights for our home and area. We would definitely use her again and would recommend her to anyone wanting to buy or sell a home in the Orange area. My wife and I found Andi to be personable, professional and very knowledgeable about the entire process. Our house sold in one day!

Philip E. Moore Jr.

Nichole was great !

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Ms.Avery

Ray was very help full in detail with contracts and offers and counter offers.

we had a great experience with him.

Daniel & Angel Herrera

We purchase several properties every year and Team Doughty is by far the best we have worked with.

The transaction was quick and smooth, we look forward to working with them in the future!

Urban Living Properties LLC

I had a great experience with Kristie and she went above and beyond on all my real estate needs.

Highly recommended.

Derrick Chan-Sew

She made it happen

Peter Lee Go

Tom We are settled into our new home here in Sacramento, and just wanted to send you a brief note of gratitude for all you did to sell our home.

It is hard to believe you were able to get such an outstanding price. I am glad you put the full force of First Team's marketing to work for us. It sure paid off handsomely for us... Sincerely, Florence and Ted Young

Highly likely to recommend10/13/2015 - sandy asachika Sold a Multi Family home in 2015 for approximately $700K in Orange, CA.

Local knowledge: Process expertise: Responsiveness: Negotiation skills: Andi is a very experienced and professional realtor who my husband and I have worked with on 2 occasions. We would definitely recommend her to others as she does not let anything fall through the cracks and provides great guidance and recommendations even with home improvement vendors we have More 

Bob & Sandy Asachika

I had a good experience with his help, really nice person, optimistic and hard worker

David Mendoza

06/23/2014 - Vjabbar Bought a home in 2014 in Irvine, CA.

Rebecca helped me and my daughters relocate from the East to the West. She was awesome , found us the perfect house which was not easy we had many must haves on our list as well as being on a budget. My daughters really connected with her , she was very patient, and we are very happy with our  purchase and new life her in CA. Thank you Rebecca you are awesome!!

Valerie

08/06/2015 - randy  Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $1.

175M in Orange, CA. Rebecca was a Godsend to us in helping us find a home. She stayed with us every step of the way and if not for her, I don't think we would have made the deal work for the home we wanted without her attention to detail and expertise. I can't say enough about the importance of having a real  professional when buying a home. Rebecca had our best interests in mind and I can honestly say she saved us so much time and grief and being new in town, lined us up with a great network of people to help with our new house.

Randy and Juliana

It was an absolute pleasure working with you, Kay.

It felt like a breeze with you on our side and we are so happy with our home. Thank you for everything! We could not have done it without you. Cheers, Leah and Jerry     3/16

Lea and Jerry LaRue

Desi Reyes is FANTASTIC!

He not only sold our long-time home but also led us to a new home through a sellers market. You can put your trust in Desi. He is a professional with integrity and experience who guided us successfully through the complexities of real estate. Go with Desi!

David and Pam Hopkirk

Mel Steiner was amazing to work with in trying to find our new home!

His knowledge was invaluable in helping us make a wise investment. He listened to our needs and what we were looking for, guiding us every step of the home buying process. His patience and attitude showed us that he had our best interests in mind and not just looking to make a quick deal. I would highly recommend Mel for anyone wanting help in selling or buying a home and hope to work with him in the future again.

Jose Garcia

For many years Mike Hampton has been a pillar of real estate knowledge and techniques.

He's an advocate for every agent to be successful. Day in and day out Mike is always striving to make us all Better Realtors so that we may better the lives of those we help sell or buy. 25 years at the Tustin Office, with a handful of Hall of Fame awards and our most recent honors being voted Best of Orange County's Top Real Estate Office of 2014 it goes to show the great leadership of Mike Hampton.

Brittnie

It was a pleasure dealing with Desi.

..a conscientious R. E. agent...he was very forthcoming with information...and ..was on top of every step in the selling process...he even offered some very valuable assistance in the preparation of the property...Five Star

Nicholas Johnson

Would highly recommend Nichole!

She is amazing to work with. Very professional, thorough, and will work hard for you! She guided and helped us through the whole process. The house sold quickly and we had multiple offers to select from. Choose Nichole, you will be happy you did!

Marie May

She always had a positive position and was truthfull with every situaton.

Arlene Bridsell

From the first phone call to Desi I knew he was the one to find us a home.

He started with a few brief questions and before we expected we were getting emails of houses in our price range. We visited several homes with Desi, we expanded the search then shrunk it, with Desi leading the show, showing us the homes we picked from his emails, every weekend. we felt we were asking too much from him at times but we never felt he felt that way, as a matter of fact we told him one weekend that we would go alone and he laughed and said nonsense. What a great experience. He still keeps in touch with us making sure everything is well. I recommend all my friends constantly and would recommend anyone else to call Desi when they're ready to get a home.

Steve Daskowski

We were in dire need to move from our existing home and were even upside down making the transaction even more difficult.

Liz not only assisted with the purchase of our new home but also made the sale of our existing home happen despite the equity being negative. Her efforts and willingness to go the extra mile made all the difference.

Anthony L.

As a first-time home buyer, the process of buying a home is overwhelming.

However, Maria takes time to walk me through each step, making me understand the entire process and promptly answer all my questions. She understood my unique preferences requirement and went the extra mile to find properties that matched my vision. Even though, at the last minute, before submitting the offer, she made it possible for me to see the property and present the offer. Her professionalism and responsiveness were truly exceptional. She arranged countless property viewings, negotiated on my behalf, and consistently committed to exceeding expectations. Her willingness to go above and beyond has made my experience smooth and stress-free. Her commitment to excellent and genuine passion for helping me find my dream home is greatly appreciated.

Mony Tan

Brittnie made the entire buying experience so easy for us.

She helped my sister and I buy a condo and was always quick with getting back to us on any questions we had since we were first time buyers. She is very knowledgeable and the friendliest person you’ll meet. She’s a no pressure kind of gal and really just want you to find everything you’re looking for. Highly recommend!

A. Badosa

Brittnie is the greatest!

! I felt like Brittnie really took the time to learn what I loved and made it happen for me! She was so kind and patient. Very responsive to my questions! I felt like she took a personal interest in my venture, which made me feel like I made a lifetime friend! I feel so lucky and absolutely blessed to have had her walk me thru one of the greatest accomplishments in my life! Thank you!!

Susana Graham

We experienced the utmost in real estate sales professionalism from Andi MacCallum.

Beginning with our initial sale orientation meeting, to clearly explaining and signing docs from start to finish, to having a pro photographer shoot the property, to marketing and listing our home with photos on the web in many venues, to conducting Open Houses and following up with all realtors who showed the house to buyers; Andi kept us up to date at all times on how the sale was progressing. She displayed excellence in communications and always made herself available to answer all our questions be it a phone call, text message or email. Andi MacCallum delivers excellence! We highly recommend her as a realtor and give her 5 stars!

Tom and Carmen

We are truly grateful to have worked with Nichole Doughty.

My husband and I had a long list of very specific needs when we were looking for a home for my daughter and her family. Her availability to answer all our questions and her cheerful personality kept us at ease through what could have been a stressful time. Nichole truly displayed ethical and professional integrity by providing relevant information on each home we visited. This was not just a sale for her, it was about finding the perfect home for my daughter and her family. It was much appreciated that she kept us up to date every step of the way up until she personally handed the keys to my daughter. I truly recommend Nicole to all my family and friends!

Irma Martinez

We had a lot of crazy deadlines to sell our home.

Melissa went above and beyond to help us get top dollar. She kept us updated every step of the way. I will recommend her to all of my friends and family. She will also be the first person I call if we ever need to relocate again.

Sonja Parsons

I’ve worked with Melissa before and knew I’d have her help me with my recent house sale again.

Not only was she endlessly patient but doesn’t let a single detail go by. Most importantly she immediately understood my highest priority with my sale- a quick confident buyer- and helped me with the process of analyzing what offer would best meet that. Closed 12 days early - happy buyer!! I was in the middle of a involved reno on another home and she totally made what could have been a crazy process go like clockwork Can’t say enough good things about her!

Susan

Selling a home you lived in for 25 years is both an emotional and practical process.

With that said, Mel Steiner was both empathic to my emotional concerns when appropriate and served as my personal guide to the practicalities of selling a home. He is very knowledgeable in this process and was more than willing to “ go over and beyond” the ordinary to help me as I was an out of town seller. Mel is reasonable and listened intently to my concerns during any problem solving issues we encountered. I highly recommend Mel Steiner as your personal real estate agent. He cares about his clients and his service is above five stars!

Kathy Cooper

Mel has been our agent for several separate transactions over the past couple of years, and every time he has been a real pleasure to work with.

Mel's experience and professionalism shine through and he is consistently prepared for every possible situation. Mel has made the process of buying and selling various properties painless and easy, and we recommend him with no hesitation. Anyone who wants a hard working, ethical and well connected real estate agent should definitely contact Mel Steiner!

Gary & Debera Hendricks

Markus and Heidi are by far the most capable realtors I've worked with.

They are extremely hard working and very good at walking you through every step of the process. When offers came in, Markus sat down with us and went through every facet of each and made recommendations which were spot on. They use a fantastic photographer to make your property sparkle and make sure your listing is visible on hundreds of online and print outlets. I couldn't more highly recommend them.

Daniel Rivin

Joan, is very responsive, pays attentionn to the details, honors her committments, very knowledgable and performs high quality work.

Linda Burkett

06/21/2014 - shannon Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $600K in Orange, CA.

We absolutely loved our realtor Rebecca Baker! She helped us find and purchase our very first home. Prior to beginning our search we had been cautioned by friends and family that the house hunting/buying process would be painstaking and frustrating. But because of Rebecca, our experience was swift  and painless. She really did a wonderful job taking on most of the more difficult responsibilities while allowing us every moment of the fun stuff. She made every effort to get us through the seemingly endless paperwork with ease and simplicity. We will definitely recommend her to our friends, and most certainly will use her again (should we ever have to leave this dream home!) 

Shannon

Michelle answered all my questions and concerns ref.

home sale. Home was sold in just a few days and 21k over asking price. I fell the fast sale was due to all Michelle’s hard work prior to the open house. I will be selling the home I live in and Michelle will be my agent again.

Penny

"Liz is a very hard worker who goes above and beyond in everything she does.

She is very knowledgeable and and is there to help you every step of the way. Liz has found us he perfect home and we are very grateful. Liz has now become part of our family and we highly recommend her." 2022 Valhalla, North Tustin

R. Sporty

We were introduced to Desi by way of a referral, and we do not hesitate to refer him to all of our family and friends.

Desi was very knowledgeable and helpful in the process of finding our new home. At no point did we feel pressured. All round excellent experience.

William Ibrahim

Kelly Boulger is a hard working and honest real estate agent working primarily in the Orange County area for First Team Real Estate.

By combining his skill for understanding the clients'' needs and a solid understanding of today''s current market issues, Kelly has successfully helped many home buyers and sellers. In 2013, Kelly has completed 15 transactions - 6 listings sold and 9 buyer sides. If you would like your agent to have a straight forward approach, tenacity and integrity, then Kelly Boulger can help you too. First Team Real Estate has been voted the best real estate company in Orange County for 3 years straight. Take advantage of the best and most complete real estate service available. Call Kelly Boulger at 714.269.7089.

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Josh L.

This is a long overdue review. I am writing in regards to the First Team office in Tustin near 17th street. I've had the great opportunity in conducting various transactions with Mike Hampton the manager when I used to live in the OC area. He is professional and knowledgeable about all aspects of real estate law and marketing. I would recommend his services if you are thinking of buying or selling your properties.

Josh

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Amy H.

I would like to recommend Rebecca to whoever wants to purchase or sell a home, especially if you are a first-time buyer.

She was very patient with us and always looked out for us. She was very knowledgeable about Orange county and made sure that we were shown every possible house that came on market that was within our criteria. She was also very easy to reach and kept us updated at all times. She was on top of every paperwork. My family and I are grateful for her services will always seek her in the future. Again, I HIGHLY recommend her!

Ankita

Brittnie was totally the right choice for our agent.

She impressed us with her knowledge of our neighborhood as she actually "walks" it herself and talks to the residents. She is very professional and kept us updated daily or more as needed. She put in the extra effort to make selling a home a much less stressful experience. I highly recommend using Brittnie's services if you are thinking of buying or selling a home.

Wanda Hartmann

Andi consistently provided intelligent and well-grounded counsel.

.. Early on I learned to trust her experience and good judgment.  She was always patient, cool , calm and collected.  It is my sincere hope that people in need of a reliable and professional realtor will have the good fortune to be assisted by Andi in their own future endeavors in buying or selling property in this area.  I consider myself fortunate to have had her as my own representative, and I hope that those who follow me will be as fortunate. D. Horowitz 

We recently found ourselves in need of a professional who could help us find a tenant for our condominium.

We retained Desi Reyes as our agent for this purpose. We are extremely satisfied and truly amazed at the results we received. Desi made several suggestions that made the property more attractive yo prospective tenants. His enthusiasm, professionalism, thoroughness, attention to detail, and graceful manner in which he handled every aspect of the listing are evidenced by the successful results. Thanks to Desi's hard work, the property was leased to very qualified tenants shortly after being listed. Thanks Desi. Great job!

Alina & Bobby Forster

Nowadays, houses fly off the market so quickly.

Ray Corral was very persistent in helping us. About his job, we can simply say: Excellent! He did it again! Very professional, experienced, and very helpful! Of course, Ray Corral is highly recommended!!!

Yvonne Romero

We had a great experience working with DR.

Highly knowledgeable, professional and trustworthy. From beginning to end, DR was always there to answer any questions we had. He helped us sell two homes during the Covid-19 pandemic and made sure our safety was prioritized. Gave great advice when staging our home to look its best so that we were able to get multiple high offers. DR made the selling process a breeze and I would highly recommend him as an agent!

Andrew Y

Desi has helped us now with the purchase of our home and twice helped with renting out another property.

We will most definitely asking for his help again. He is knowledgeable, attentive, and insightful. He is easy to talk to and does not apply any pressure. Don't hesitate to go with Desi.

William and Roxanne

My aunt and uncle passed away in 2013 and I was tasked with selling the home that they lived in for the last 36 years.

Tustin is not our neighborhood, so we really didn't know who to choose to help us sell the house. My husband found Team Kociela here on Yelp and we decided to take a chance. Erin, Richard and Jay have been nothing less than outstanding. They had a vision for ways that we could upgrade the house and make it more appealing to buyers at a very reasonable cost. They handled all of the contractors, who did an excellent job. The house is so beautiful that I wish my aunt and uncle could have lived in it when it was in this new condition. They would have loved it. It makes me feel happy to know that the house is looking great and that a new family will soon be moving into it. This is the first time that I've sold a home and Team Kociela has been patient with explaining the process. They return calls and emails very promptly and even though we are in Los Angeles, I feel that we have been very much a part of the process. a process that has been painless and easy ( at least on our end, I know that Erin, Jay and Richard have been hard at work!) The house was fixed up and on the market fast. We had several offers both during "sneak peeks" and immediately following the first open house. We accepted the offer of a nice family that came to the open house. I have no hesitation in recommending Team Kociela and I would use them again in a heartbeat. They are professional, kind and a fun group of people!

Karen Germain

Brittnie was amazing!

She made our first home buying experience a pleasure, assisting us in every step of the way with our home purchase. She went over and beyond in answering all our questions, ensuring we were fully comfortable with the answer. If you are looking for a professional, reliable, and knowledgeable realtor go with Brittnie Avery. Thank you for your patience and professionalism.

Nachieli

"We have a stall-bound horse and needed to move to a horse property with room for daily mobility that he sorely needed.

Melissa helped us with our search. We didn't really know where to go. Initially we thought the Perris/Lake Mathews area was it, and she showed us multiple properties, but nothing seemed to fit. Melissa even sent out direct mail to canvas the area, letting owners know we might be interested in buying their home. Then we changed our mind and decided perhaps Norco would be better. Melissa searched many homes, took us through many properties and finally found us a perfect fit. She was very long-suffering with us and our indecision. In the end, she developed a very good relationship with the seller's agent, which enabled us to win a very tough bidding war. Thanks Melissa, you're the BEST!" 

Don Trueblood

It was a pleasure working with Desi Reyes.

He is not only very friendly and professional but was very active in working towards getting our house sold in a prompt manner. We had a very short time to sell our house. He quickly had an open house and the first couple to come through bought the house. We had a 30 day escrow and everything ran very smoothly. Because my husband was in Mongolia and I was in California we had to have everything signed twice via email and Desi was very much on top of things making sure we had all the paperwork signed and completed. He helped us through negotiations giving us excellent advice in making decisions and working with the buyer. Overall, it was a wonderful experience working with First Team, the escrow department and Desi personally. Thanks to all for your hard work and making it so easy for us!

Richard and Kathy Porowski

I had a great experience with Jeff in the past 8 years.

 Bought first house through Jeff, sold the house through Jeff, bought another house through Jeff. He would always come up with crazy ideas that will make the listing agent/seller accepted my offer which I never thought it would be possible, great job on that, Jeff! Communication from start to finish was great.  He is very responsive and has excellent negotiation skills.  He would always keep me updated at all times. He always  chased  actions to keep the purchase moving smoothly.  I highly recommend Jeff to all family and friends for all real estate needs.   Thanks Jeff!  

Tim Huela

We are so grateful we chose Kay Dygert as our real estate agent to assist and guide us in purchasing our one story dream home.

We had very specific requirements and Kay listened to us. She is the ultimate professional, with years of experience, a great team to work with and great communication with her clients. From start to finish, Kay and her team guided us through the maze of a long list of requirements during a Covid 19 pandemic and worked with the seller's agent to make this a smooth, easy, successful home buying transaction. She responded to all correspondence immediately which was very important to us as buyers in this fast selling housing market. Because of Kay's professional work ethic, passion for her work, and dedication to her clients, we now own a lovely one story home! We highly recommend Kay Dygert. We will refer her to our family and friends and will go to her with all of our future real estate needs. Thank you Kay! You are the best!!

Linda Sundvold and Steve Sundvold

Markus and Heidi Brown are a truly professional, class act.

They make the stressful process of home buying as streamlined and efficient as is possible. They keep winning awards year after year for a reason -- they know their business and market inside and out, they are extremely personable yet totally professional, and they are really, really good at what they do. I can't give a higher or more glowing recommendation to Markus and Heidi Brown. If you are buying or selling your home, you cannot pick a realtor better than them.

Lanny Rudner

Trustworthy, Beyond Experienced, Caring, Devoted - Nichole and Mel took care of every aspect of our beloved home sale.

We were not able to be in town while work was being done or during our estate sale - Nichole and Mel watched over everything at our house. They got multiple referrals for all of the work and staging we needed and always got us the best prices. No detail was left unturned, from getting a new fence and gate, tree trimming, plumbing, painting, problem solving- they helped us with everything! Nichole and Mel truly cared about the integrity of our beloved home. They thoughtfully addressed all of our concerns and requirements. I do not know what we would have done without them. Our open house and brochures were gorgeous! They sold our house quickly and got an amazing price! And they found buyers who will love our home as much as we have! Every single thing we asked for and needed, Nichole and Mel came through for us, and more. I would not consider anyone but Nichole Doughty and Mel Steiner to sell or buy my home.

mrspink

Desi assisted us in the selling our home in L.

A. County. When we met, we knew we were in good hands. Our experience was nothing less than amazing. Immediately after meeting, we got nothing but positive vibes. He treated us like family. He is professional, very knowledgeable and more importantly, honest. A person with high integrity and work ethic. All of the suggestions Desi gave us in preparing our home for the sale were spot on. The listing price he suggested generated multiple offers with us accepting an offer significantly higher than the listed price. We were exceptionally pleased, to say the least. He successfully negotiated credits with the buyers so we did not have to do any termite work or replace the roof. The house sold in two months! We are so grateful for his support and guidance throughout this whole entire process. Everything was effortless. He always looked out for our best interests and kept us informed of everything that was happening. We were never in the dark about anything. Desi patiently addressed all of our concerns and questions, not matter how minor or unimportant they may have been. He immediately answered all or phone calls, E-Mails and/or texts. Whether you’re buying or selling, Desi Reyes is the perfect Realtor. We highly recommend him. Again, thank you so much Desi for everything. You’re the best!

Teresa and Jesus Barrientos

Dear Kelly, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you !

!! I can't begin to say thank enough for the time and e4ffort you put in since March 2011 to find a home that is perfect for my kiddos & I ! You were there for us and in our corner the whole step of the way ! We LOVE our new home. Baylee and Braydon love the back yard. All that space to run and play. We couldn't be happier.  Thank you!! Deanne K. and of course Baylee & Braydon too!

Mike Hampton is one of the best Real Estate Managers / Coaches I have ever known in my 35 years in the Real Estate business.

He thinks Strategically and has a steady and effective style of communication and coaching. Whenever I have encouraged real estate agents to consult him on their business, they have come away with the most positive of outcomes in their careers and in their lives. Best of the Best!!

Bob MacCulloch

She was great for us; she was responsive to texts, emails, phone calls.

Very attentive to our situation and did everything she could to get us to the finish line. We would definitely recommend her to other friends in need of a home.

Alvin Mai

Made the process easy, and was very patient and reassuring.

Alex Gutierrez

Joan was excellent to work with she made selling my home really easy.

Her suggestions on what I needed to pay attention to (paint color, repairs and plantings) really had a positive impact on how the house showed. She was diligent in having open houses and her follow through was awesome. I would seek her out the next time I sell or buy a house. Thanks Joan

George F Johnson

Markus and Heidi Brown helped us to buy a home in Orange County, CA.

They are consummate professionals who truly know their business. Markus took the time to listen to our needs and find us a home that would suit us perfectly -- he also encouraged us to think about properties that we might not have considered, one of which turned out to be the perfect place for us. He negotiated a great deal on our home, saving us thousands of dollars. As we considered the property, he also gave us great ideas for how to improve the property and increase its value. Heidi helped us to navigate through the hiccups and setbacks of a somewhat complicated escrow, and gave us great advice on the best way to file all the appropriate paperwork. She worked tirelessly to push the deal through. Together, Markus and Heidi truly "had our backs" and put our best interests first. If you are looking for experienced real estate agents who are extremely competent and who will go the extra mile to make sure you are happy with your home, I would not hesitate to recommend Markus and Heidi Brown.

Camilla Cheung

Andi Thank you for your great help.

  It was fun working with you. Al

Rebecca combines her intelligence and experience in the real estate market with genuine caring, patience and diligent work ethics.

She was a lifebuoy during a difficult time in my life. She never gave up and helped land me in the perfect place. It's great to have someone in your life that listens to your needs and wants, and has the resources to get you there.

Elena Holcomb

Andy was exceptional in handling my sale of home.

Very considerate in handling our situation.(which was difficult). Would give her a ten star rating if u had one. First time I dealt with a woman and she was very professional. You've got a keeper there. Ed Mounce

Ed Mounce

During all my real estate dealings with Desi I have found him to be diligent, very knowledgeable and going out of his way to help his clients.

I would highly recommend him for real state transactions.

Frank Palmer

Dear Markus and Heidi: How happy we are to have chosen you as our advocates!

The enjoyment of what you do shows in your effort, dedication, discretion - you are up there with the exceptional few and we wish you continued success here in the beautiful hills! Fondest wishes.

Gerald and Eva Grace

Mike has made working at the Tustin office a first class experience.

His dedication to his agents training in constant. I learn something new from Mike everyday I am in the office. It is inspiring to work with such a quality person with great people skills and deep knowledge the real estate business. If you are looking for the best manager you need not look any further than Mike Hampton. Highly recommend.

Troy Bogert

Desi is a great agent, he just helped my daughter and her husband buy their first place.

He was very patience and understanding with all their questions and taking them to see multiple place, since they werent sure what they wanted to buy and where. He was always available to them for any questions or if they wanted to see a place. He was there for them through the whole process and made it a very positive experience. I highly recommend him for any real estate needs.

Lori Pecolar

Dawn and Troy were exactly what we were looking for in agents and we could not be more pleased with our experience.

Their local knowledge of canyon real estate is unmatched and their market analysis was thorough and matched our own analysis and belief in the fair value of our home. From living in the canyons for years, we knew that they were really the only agents who truly understand the market. During the process of both the sale of our home and the purchase of our next, they were amazingly responsive and demonstrated creative solutions to all the problems that are bound to show up along the way. They knew when to push us and when to reassure us. My wife and I were thrilled with their service and spirit and would recommend them to anyone who asked.

rant Davis Keri Kimes Davis

Brittnie was Awesome to work with!

She was positive and professional and made everything smooth as possible. I will refer future business to her knowing she takes great care of her clients and gets it done.

Breton Macdonald

Kelly Boulger was very thorough and exceptionally accessible.

He took the the time to explain each step in both the home sale and the home purchase process in person and in depth, and was persistent in seeing both processes to the end. Very personable and honest, and a joy to work with.

Daniel & Jewell J. Allen

I had the pleasure of working with Gabriel during my family’s recent home-buying experience.

I cannot speak highly enough of Gabriel and his outstanding service as a real estate agent. From the very beginning, he put my family at ease with his friendly demeanor, extensive knowledge, and genuine interest in finding us the perfect home. He listened carefully to my family’s needs, preferences, budget, and went above and beyond to find properties that fit our criteria. Gabriel was always available and responsive, whether we needed advice, had questions, or just needed reassurance. His communication was clear, concise, and always in my family's best interest. When it came time to make an offer, Gabriel demonstrated his excellent negotiation skills and helped us secured our perfect home. His professionalism, expertise, and dedication to his clients is truly remarkable, and I would recommend Gabriel to anyone looking for a top-notch real estate agent. Once my family found our dream home, Gabriel guided us through the entire process till closing day. He made sure that everything went smoothly and that I was informed every step of the way. In short, I would highly recommend Gabriel to anyone looking for a real estate agent with integrity, dedication, and exceptional service. He is a true professional who is passionate about his work and committed to his clients. Thank you, Gabriel, for making my dream of homeownership a reality!

Linh N Huynh Linh N Huynh

Desi was the best ever.

He handled all the transactions professionally and avoided all the potential pitfalls and issues I would have faced without his excellent support.. He was courteous and kept me fully informed as we moved through the procedures. I highly recommend him and thank him for the successful completion of my house sale.

Barbara A. Underwood

Mike Hampton is a real estate professional with a depth of knowledge unlike any other.

He is a problem solver and a trouble shooter helping agents resolve any issues that may arise during difficult transactions. His office meetings are fantastic and there is always a nugget or two to take away. He likes to empower the agents in the office with tools and information that help to generate business and close deals. He has an open door policy and you are always free to ask him for help, bounce ideas off him, or just say hi. I would highly recommend Mike Hampton as a manager.

Heidi Brown

Just wanted to write a special thank you note for the wonderful service you provided for the sale of our condo in Long Beach.

 In particular, the listing price you suggested for the property genereated multiple offers and we ended up accepting an offer for 8K higher than the listed price.  Also, you successfully negotiated out many of the repairs requested by the buyers in their offer contingencies (e.g., did not have to do any termite work).  Given the state of the real estate market, this was quite an achievement! This is our fourth Sourthern California real estate transaction together, and I would highly recommend your services to anyone looking for a real estate professional in the Southern California area.  Because I routinely engage in real estate investments in different parts of the countyr, I do have the experience to make a meaninful comparison.  You are extremely knowledgeable about the real estate market and associated laws and regulations, and use marketing tools such as postcards, internet sites and open houses with great success.  I never had any difficulty reaching you, and you proactively kept me up to date on the progress of the transaction in a timely manner-- as I live in Northern California and the property was located in Southern California, this was particularly important.  During our transactions, you have consistently handled difficult personalities and issues (e.g. last minute repairs, incorrect escrow documents) with professionalism and integrity, and always take responsibility for seeing the transaction to a successful and timely end.  It was wonderful to have you take care of everything with the Long Beach sale! Sincerely, Karen M. Calloway, Esq. San Anselmo, CA

Karen M Calloway, Esq.

Desi is not only a very nice person, but is a very professional realtor.

He worked well with us, with the buyers agent, the inspector, the appraisal, and with the lending and mortgage people. He made frequent visits with us, keeping us in the "loop" on each stage of the sale. He suggested, but never told us what to do...selling price, preparations for open house, and anything else to do with the process. Desi was a friend before the sale and remains a friend after the sale. Without reservations, we highly recommend Desi to be your realtor to help you through a very stressful time.

Glen Stroud

Mel gets 5+ stars.

From our first conversation, he took the time to really listen and respond to our needs and concerns in selling our house. He is an expert on the neighborhood and truly cares about it. He kept us informed every step of the way, and his knowledge and patience were exceptional. I would highly recommend Mel to anyone looking for a professional, friendly and "real" realtor. Thank you, Mel!

Allyn Enke

Andi was known by our family.

She handled the sale of our after we had already relocated to a new home out of state. A lot of things came up with the house prior to the sale and she really earned her commission. She hung in there with us and when escrow closed, we all celebrated together. She sold our son's condo and did a great job, too. I would definitely recommend her to anyone needing an agent.

Alan & Latricia Sarver

Markus & Heidi are as good as it gets!

Their marketing strategy exceeded our expectations as did their guidance and communication throughout the entire transaction. Markus's knowledge of the market is remarkable!

Hailey Dawson

Dawn and Troy Bogert worked very hard to remarket my home after my original agent let the listing sit.

Together, they make a very professional and hard working team, like getting two agents for he cost of one! I have no reservations recommended them to anyone else selling their canyon home. Sincerely, Ralph Heinz

Ralph Heinz

It was an absolute pleasure to have Desi as our Real Estate Agent.

He was always very professional and most importantly accessible. Because of his strong work ethic and due diligence, our family was able to find our first home. Thank you Desi for all of your great work!!!

Richard N.

Working with Dawn and Troy Bogert has been nothing but a pleasure!

Steve Reighart

Melissa is a great.

She is very knowledgeable, organized, friendly, calm and capable. I highly recommend her as a realtor.

Jenny

We purchased our home from Andi about 11 years ago.

She was so good that we became a repeat customer when it came time to sell that same house. We encountered the inevitable highs and lows of the sale process itself, and I would choose no one else with whom to celebrate the highs and navigate the lows. Andi priced the house perfectly resulting in a range of offers. She offered guidance in choosing the right offer. She went to bat for us throughout the negotiation and inspection processes. Her availability and communication was off the charts. Thank you Andi for everything!

Sam Mays

Our selling experience was a bit different in that we were selling my mom's home in California while living in Upstate NY.

Don Hall made the process extraordinarily worry free. He was always available to answer our questions and calm our concerns. We could not have completed the sale of my mom's house without Don Hall. He worked tirelessly to complete the sale in the most professional and efficient manner. He has been a friend to my mom and dad for several years and now my husband, brother and myself are happy to call Don our friend as well and we hold him in the highest regard.

Thomas E. Jean Kemp Family Trust

A great motivator.

Always there when I need him. The consummate real estate professional. But more than just that. When the chips are down, Mike always has my back, no matter what. And that truly is priceless!

Erin Kociela

I have worked as a real estate agent in the First Team Tustin office since 2003, with Mike as the Manager of that office.

Prior to coming to First Team I had worked with two other brokers and then interviewed three others before choosing First Team. And as a First Team agent I have visited other First Team offices. I truly believe I work in the BEST First Team office. And I believe it's the best because we have the BEST Manager, Mike Hampton. He is very supportive of his team in so many ways and does an excellent job of keeping us informed and equipped in the constantly changing world of real estate. Mike gives us the encouragement needed to be the Best Realtors!

Lisa Clark

Brittnie was truly amazing during a very difficult time me and my daughter had to relocate , being in a place for almost 10 yrs and rental prices were outrages,we just were not in a position to purchase at this time .

But that did not stop her for continuing to fight for us , we were not her only clients but she made us feel as if we were . She is a person of integrity , even when no one is watching she is always choosing to make the right fair choice , through this process she became a friend to me and my daughter , she was able to find the perfect place for us and make sure we were in a safe area , taking each item from our wish list and made it happen , from a 2 car garage , small dog , washer & dryer safe community and so much more and not to mention staying within our budget Brittnie is definitely one of a kind and so grateful for all she did for us went beyond our expectations thank you First Team for allowing us to partner with her we have a realtor for life

Rebecca Johnston

We had a great experience working with DR.

Highly knowledgeable, professional and trustworthy. From beginning to end, DR was always there to answer any questions we had. He helped us sell two homes during the Covid-19 pandemic and made sure our safety was prioritized. Gave great advice when staging our home to look its best so that we were able to get multiple high offers. DR made the selling process a breeze and I would highly recommend him as an agent!

Andrew Y

Being a first time homebuyer, we were always told that buying a house was such a headache and stressful.

It was a lot of paperwork, but having Michelle as our realtor really made things go smoothly. She was quick to respond, helpful and very positive throughout the entire process. Her years of experience and expertise really showed as she answered all of our questions and explained everything thoroughly. Thank you, Michelle.

Ba Ma

"You went far beyond my expectations.

 I would recommend you to everyone in need of a professional, caring and experienced agent. You are the best one for the job!"  G.N.

Rebecca was extremely helpful in our search for a new home to lease in Irvine.

She showed us many homes in our price range and really took into account what we were looking for. She responded very quickly to any communication and kept in touch throughout the process. I highly recommend Rebecca Baker to everyone I know!

Weronko Becca and Sean

David and myself were very pleased with Mel with the entire process from listing, advertising, showings, and keeping us informed throughout the entire process.

The house was in escrow within 8 days and closed 25 days later! We were both concerned listing the house during the Corona virus epidemic, but Mel assured us proper procedures would be implemented to ensure showings are done in compliance with recommended procedures by the California Board of Realtors. It was an easy process - we were able to sign documents via Docusign and didn't even have to show up for the showing (as we were out of town). Mel happily met all the inspectors at the house and even addressed a few minor issued pointed out in the inspection. We are thrilled to have sold the house under these trying times and hope the new owners love the house and neighborhood as much as we did! Thanks again Mel for guiding us through the process and getting us a quick sell and close!!

David Underhill & Howard Gatoff

She was absolutely amazing and made my experience easy and smooth.

I gave a glowing Yelp review. Thanks Joan.

Theresa Baca

AMAZING is the word I would use to describe Dawn and Troy.

I have worked with a lot of agents over the years and these two are consistent top agents in the top company in Southern California. They do it by constantly focusing on the needs of their clients and customers. Most of their business comes from the mass amount of referrals that they receive from their very satisfied client base. You cannot go wrong in hiring Dawn and Troy for your real estate needs in any price range.

Mike Hampton

Markus and Heidi helped us find and purchase our house.

The house needed a little work, and Markus helped us determine if we would be able to handle the remodeling projects or if we were in over our heads. Markus has a very good knowledge of how houses are built and gave good references to inspectors and we determined that we would be able to manage the projects that came with the house. Heidi was very organized with the paperwork process and made sure that all the deadlines were met so the escrow closed smoothly and on time. Markus and Heidi's professionalism and good sense of humor made the buying process as simple and fun as possible and we highly recommend them to anyone looking for a capable realtor.  

Jorg and Laura Hesser

After living in our family home for over 40 years, my wife got sick with Alzheimer’s.

My daughter and I decided that it was time to sell our home and purchase something smaller and more manageable. We contacted Alicia Westphalen at First Team Real Estate to see what the next steps would be. From the first contact with the buying to agent, to the code of escrow on both homes, Alicia took fantastic care of us! Our situation was a little trickier because my wife was not capable of signing documents anymore, but she was patient and understanding the whole time! If you are looking to buy or sell your home, we highly recommend Alicia Westphalen!

Jim and Conniie

Our dear Kay is a sensational agent!

She helped us successfully navigate the tricky waters of buying a house in Southern California in this very difficult times! Kay was there with us, through the disappointments of being second on the list from countless offers, through the world of offers and counter-offers, she is an absolute gem, a true, honest agent that holds to business principles and helps her clients achieve their life's dream. The numbers also speak for themselves: in two months and a week, over fifty-six houses seen, and she crafted offers for over a quarter of those, until we found the house that was truly a best fit. She helped us pick colors and recommended a host of other great people for jobs that need to be done in our new place. We recommend Kay with both our hearts and minds to all of our friends! Kay has our gratitude for her help, attitude, and love of what she does.

Mihaela and Adrian Vajiac

Desi Reyes has done an excellent job renting my condominium to well qualified tenant on several occasions.

He is honest, thorough, diligent and always available not only to answer any questions you may have but also in sharing thoughts and ideas in order to make the best tenant choice. I am sure he would also be one of the top if not the best realtor to sell your house.

Frank Palmer

How likely are you to recommend Kelly Boulger?

highly likely Rate Kelly Boulger on specific characteristics Local knowledge: Excellent Process expertise: Excellent Responsiveness: Excellent Negotiation skills: Excellent Summary of their experience: The sale of our home closed in 30 days! One of the smoothest real estate transactions I have experienced. Kelly quickly smoothed out any bumps in the road and is the most responsive agent I have dealt with keeping you informed every step of the way. He is very knowledgable and even helped us relocate to our new home. Even went as far as helping us with a garage sale. I would highly recommend his services. Service provided Helped me buy and sell homes Street address 2300 N Greengrove St, Orange, CA 92865 Year 2016

Jeff Blue

As first time home buyers, my husband and I weren't completely sure of what we were getting ourselves into.

Melissa was able to find homes that fit our haphazard criteria and walked us through every step of the purchasing process. We were in our home in what seemed like no time at all. We are still thrilled with the house and cannot recommend Melissa highly enough. I cannot recommend Melissa highly enough - She listened to all of our wants, answered all of our questions, and was an amazing partner through the mountain of paperwork.

Shawna

Hiring Lisa was the best decision i made.

I first met Lisa when she assisted my brother in the sale of his home prior to moving to Kentucky where i live.He was very impressed with how well she handled the sale and planned to call her to sell his second home. Unfortunately , he passed away before that happened...but thankfully,i was able to contact her.Lisa did a great job of marketing the property and in fact it looker so good,I thought about moving in myself.She got multiple offers and ultimately brought the buyer.Lisa was always available to help, and very patient in answering my many questions and assisting me on the computer via long distance.She is a woman of integrity and i would highly recommend her to anyone needing to buy or sell a home'

Johnny D Hall

We have known Desi as a friend for many years but have never had the pleasure to work with him.

When we needed help selling our house we contacted him for guidance. He made the entire process a pleasant experience and was there for us every step of the way. He made great suggestions for improving the house for the best resale value. We listened to him and all of the improvements we did made a huge difference in the way our house was presented. He is a remarkable person and a very knowledgeable agent. He helped us find the lenders that we needed and explained everything that was going on. He is kind, patient and cares about the people he is representing. We recommend him to anyone that wants an honest, hard working agent to represent them in any real estate transaction.

Gretchen Straight and Jardene Schlosser

Markus and Heidi are true professionals.

We’re closing today on a beautiful home in Cowan Heights that we wouldn’t have considered without their guidance. Markus knows the market inside and out. As a result, they steered us in the right direction, in terms of the way we considered location, property attributes for our family and living needs, as well as long-term investment value. Markus has a good eye for knowing the potential of a property. He can envision remodel potential or ideas on the spot. Heidi is highly efficient, organized and the best person to have on your team to make sure all of the details are covered and your deal is handled completely. We can’t say enough great things, we feel fortunate to have been able to work with them. Thank you both for making our purchase a truly enjoyable experience!

Jennifer Anaya

We were very fortunate to find Desi Reyes to sell our house, this was our first time selling a house and we had some ideas of what we wanted from a realtor.

We had spoke to 3 or 4 realtors before we received a postcard from Desi. During our first conversation with Desi, I could tell that he was very knowledgeable about the market and our neighborhood. When he told me his marketing plan and how to get visibility through a realtor showcase, open house during the week and postcards we knew he would be the right realtor for us. He was very familiar with the neighborhood, which I believe is a huge plus for potential buyers. In our mind, Desi Reyes went above and beyond the requirements of a realtor for us and got our house sold in a shorter than the average time on the market and for a great price.

Dana Van Leeuwen

Thank you, Markus & Heidi!

We were looking for a home in the North Tustin area and were very fortunate to find Markus and Heidi Brown. Markus knows the area very well, including the boundaries for schools, new developments etc. He was great about pointing out issues especially since most of the homes are older homes. Markus is also very patient and won't let you settle on a house just to get into a home. Heidi's attention to detail were important in getting our escrow closed. There are benefits to using an agent instead of trying to do it on your own. We would highly recommend Markus & Heidi Brown!

Nicole Joko

We met Mel when touring a house and immediately liked him.

He listens, is responsive, and sensitive to the needs of his clients, so we listed our home with him. He is also thoughtful of the other agents and their clients with whom he interacts. Mel made leaving our home of 25 years easier. Mel's work with us hasn't been easy, as we are still on the hunt for a new home, but he never waivers and is always working on our behalf. We would happily recommend Mel to anyone. 5 STARS!!!

Gary & Debera Hendricks

Excellent person , responsable and good attitude always.

David & Roxana Mendoza

Swati was great at listening to what we wanted in a new home.

Being first time home buyers one can easily get overwhelmed. Swati made sure to always ask us if we could see ourselves living in the home and how we were feeling after viewing it. This kept us in the present moment and focused on finding the right home for us. In the end she helped us find a wonderful first home that fits our personalities where we hope to have many happy memories. I would recommend Swati to my friends and family!

Lindsey

Brittnie was amazing!

She showed us homes that consisted of what we had on our wish list. She responded to emails, text messages and phone calls rapidly and really listened to our wants and needs. :)

Jessica Gonzalez

Heidi is to Markus what Robin is to Batman.

The team is great. They have a flow that gets $#$# done and moves things along. Attentive while non-invasive, they truly understand the process and the emotions that go along with it. That is for them on a more personal side. Here are the transaction details. They crushed it. It wasn't easy... but they crushed it. In our case they represented both buyer and seller. It can't be easy to represent both... I didn't get the sense that they were playing favorites. It was all very black and white and transparent. No back door, ally dealings here. In terms of working with the lender and Escrow. They don't seem to take any shortcuts. They focus on whoever is going to represent them best and with whom they are going to get the best results. They were courteous with our lender and pushed him along when needed. The team works with Markus and Heidi.. we fell into working with them and as our first time purchase we weren't really sure what to expect with a realtor. About mid-way through we found ourselves saying to ourselves "thank goodness we landed with Markus and Heidi... we can see how it could be much more confusing and painful of a process without a good agent."

Milan Rousset

Andi was most helpful in selling my mother's home.

She went out of her way to tend to the little details that we were unable to handle due to distance, etc. She helped us through some difficult parts of the escrow and made sure everything was completed correctly so we could close on time. She even had her husband do some to the little details required by the new owners. We are very grateful for her 5 star performance.

Meredith Olson

I have used Brittnie multiple times as an agent.

She is very thorough and active with each rental listing. I like open communication with my agent and she always responds with answers to my concerns quickly. If you need a good agent Brittney won’t disappoint. Thanks again Brittnie!

D.Reiter

thank you for your excellent service!

! definitely will again with Desi Reyes in future!!!!!

cecilio Avina

Dear Tom, Thanks for the splendid job you did of selling my home.

I am absolutely delighted with the price you achieved, and the perfect manner you marketed my home. You made it look so simple and always displayed so much confidence in what you did. I truly appreciate everything. Next time you visit Vegas, make sure to give me a call. Best Wishes Henry Chen

            We decided to sell our house late last year.

After we moved out, I began to make repairs, paint and dress up the appearance of the place.  We didn’t know who we were going use as a realtor but knew we needed one with all the red tape required in such a major transaction. There were several realtors we were considering.            The work on the house was overwhelming. It was much more than I had ever anticipated. One day another guy came by to say hello and give me his card. I thought, just what I need, another realtor to add to the mix. But I took the time to walk him through the property and show him all I was doing. My neighbor had worked with him years before and told me more about him.            I have had a bad experience with realtors before and determined whoever we use to sell this house was gonna have a rough time with me. A couple days later he came by again asking me if I needed help with anything. As busy as I was, I didn’t have time to try and find the people I needed to help. Kelly set me up with the people I needed for the termite inspections, repairs, cleaning crew, landscaping and other areas of attention. Because of his many years of experience he was able to help us address problems, potential problems, and ‘get ahead of the game’.            When it came time to select a buyer, Kelly had the candidates info organized and laid out in a way that helped us to see our options clearly. He always gave us all the information we needed, but would leave the decisions to us. I valued his opinions because of his experience. He was never pushy, yet he was never disengaged. I feel he had the right temperament to keep us comfortable with him.            We recently signed the papers to open escrow. Everything was smooth because we had done our homework. His experience helped address the problems before they even came up.            I would not hesitate to recommend Kelly to anyone looking to sell or buy. Confidence in a realtor is critical, as buying and selling properties are the greatest financial decisions most of us will make. His experience, expertise and kind demeanor can turn your worries and anxieties about buying or selling into a positive and even pleasant adventure.            Call him when you’re ready to make your move!!!!

Bill Moser

Noël went above and beyond my wildest expectation of a realtor to help me find my home.

Noël was able to get me into see all the listings I wanted to see from Long Beach to Lake Forest in just one day and was able to get multiple offers accepted. She’s the absolute best and would never work with anyone else ever again.

Michael

We just finished our second real estate transaction with Nichole, and couldn't be more pleased.

Our home sold in only 9 days (!) and very close to our asking price. Her team represented both the seller (us) and the buyer, and all went very quickly and smoothly. I would definitely go to Nichole and her team for our next real estate transaction, and won't hesitate to recommend her!

Amy D.

We recently worked with Melissa and her team in the sale of our home.

Melissa is professional, organized and has a charming personality. She communicated with us throughout the process so we were always up to date. We would highly recommend Mel to others looking for an agent to buy/sell their home.

Allison and Kevin Foley

"Melissa was truly amazing.

She helped my wife and I sell our home in record time for a great price. Despite the uncertainties of COVID times, she was a stable force that guided us and helped navigate the process seamlessly. She is extremely detail oriented, punctual, informative, and proactive. Readily available to answer questions. She ensured our listing was fantastic and professional. Highly recommend you trust her with your property, she will not disappoint."

C. A. Gomez

Andi is a GODSEND!

After more than 20 years, we sold our first home -- Andi brought her knowledge of the local real estate market, her connections, and expertise and made the entire process so smooth! Who sells a home during a pandemic?!? WE DID! Andi took care of everything for us, planning ahead for a myriad of (unforeseen to us) details so that what could have been a super stressful time was pretty easy. Andi was consistently available to us when we needed her and talked us off the ledge a number of times with a calm "oh, that's no problem!" or "it's ok - we'll just ..." We could not recommend Andi more, or give her enough stars ... If we hadn't moved out of state, I am certain we would use her again and again.

The Pipers

Andi is very personal and professional.

We are confident that we got the best deals selling our house in Orange and buying a condo in Fullerton. I would highly recommend Andi to anyone looking to sell or buy real estate!

Sandra Buonarigo

from the very first contact we had with Desi, this experience has been easy, professional and overall amazing.

He responded to our initial inquiry about the property within 24 hours, gave us a list of requirements. When we met with Desi in person, he respected our social space, showed us the property, and gave us plenty of time to look through the entire unit, talk to each other, and answered all of our questions about the property as if he had been living there for years. He even knew some of the neighbors and told us about who we would be living next to. Working with Desi was like working with a good friend and next time(a long time from now) I need help locating a property, I'll be calling him.

Jabari Sims

Joan demonstrated her knowledge of the real estate industry when she listed a property and guided the seller through the close of escrow.

The difference between Joan and the hundreds of other agents I have done business with over the past 42 years, is that Joan keeps her word, knows what she is doing and pays attention to detail.

Edwin Fahlen

Heidi and Markus helped us buy a property in North Tustin recently and they exceeded our expectations.

The house had some layout/structural challenges and Markus gave us several different design options to make the house work for our family. His ideas made the move possible. We had some financial bumps along the way and they were patient, creative, and supportive the entire time. My husband and I would not hesitate to use them again in the future and I have already recommended them to my colleagues at work. They are honest, hard-working, and experts in their field.

Bonnie Millet

Melissa was excellent from the very first steps of our home-buying process.

She helped us find and succeed in purchasing our perfect home. She was always prompt, thorough, professional, friendly and efficient. She was patient with explaining details of real estate transactions that we were not familiar with and always took the time to answer all our questions and made sure we understood what we were signing and the details of the process. She did this in such a friendly way and was so easy and pleasant to work with. She made the process exciting and fun, rather than intimidating and stressful. Overall, we would recommend Melissa a million times over and would definitely use her again in the future. Thank you again for everything!

Vanessa Vaz & Michael Beckett

Jud Barry-Anaheim CA For over 15 years I have worked with Dawn Lee on HUNDREDS OF TRANSACTIONS with her.

Not as a buyer or seller, but as her Termite Inspector. In doing so, I have worked very closely with her clients providing the necessary termite inspections, treatments, fumigations, repairs and escrow certifications. Dawn's clients are always so impressed and totally satisfied with the results she provides as their real estate agent! She always looks out for the best interest of her clients and works extremely hard for them. Her experience and knowledge in the real estate industry, along with her upbeat and outgoing personality, provides Top Notch results to every client she works with. Dawn cares about her clients and protects them in many ways by making sure each and every step of the transaction (including termite work) is done absolutely correct each and every time. I have worked with thousands of real estate agents over the years throughout Southern California. I've seen the best and I've seen the worst! Dawn Lee Bogert is absolutely the BEST OF THE BEST!!!  This testimonial is based on years of my personal experiences with Dawn AND the incredibly positive opinions of hundreds of her clients and others! Certainly, one review from a persons single experience can be powerful. However, this review and my experiences with Dawn and her clients is equivalent to hundreds of 5 star reviews all packed into one! Thanks for reading my review! Jud Barry President, Dynamic Termite & Pest Control, Inc.

Jud Barry

Desi, lo conocemos desde muchos añios y hemos tenido el placer de mantenerlo como un buen amigo por  eso yo recomiendo a Desi para cualquiera que busca una casa o venda  la casa  es bien profecional y  demuestra ceriedad en  todo y lo mejor que le muestra los  pro y los contra de la casa y que es lo que hay que hacer la verdad que  no hay de que preocuparse por que estas en la manos Desi, el se asegura que tu tengas la mejor imformacion  para que tu tomes la mejor decision.

Yo podria  segir  hablando deDesi,  de él, pero creo que puedo decir que es muy especial y una gran persona lo de muestra  en lo profecional que es . Espero que podamos contar con sus servicios durante muchos años. Desi es una persona maravillosa. Gracias  port u buen trabajo.

Ana Romero

Andi handled what became lengthy and difficult circumstances associated with our sale with calm professionalism.

She kept me updated on the whole process.

Sylvia Nelson

Desi Reyes is an outstanding individual.

We were faced with the stressful task of selling my father's house following his death. In every aspect of the process he was patient and kind. He later helped me find my home. After looking for approx a month he advised me Canyon hills would be my best investment. It was. Desi and First team put together a very professional presentation, being extremely efficient and truly remarkable. I will not hesitate to use Desi and First team real estate for future purchase. Sincerely, Fabian Daroca

Fabian Daroca

Erin was very knowledgeable and show expertise as an agent.

We have rented 2 properties with her and this was our first purchase with Erin and she was able to close the deal for us! Highly recommended. Definitely reach out to her if you are in the market!

Paul Khor

I can never thank Brittnie enough!

She always worked so hard to ease any fears or frustrations and I always felt protected during the buying process. I always felt completely comfortable working with her the entire time. She would even help us with our two small children when there was no babysitting available which was key when we would go look at houses. Just like her name says she’s your Agent and your Friend. We love you! Thank you again for helping us find our forever Home, our Son still asks if he’s going to see Aunt Brittnie today? 🥰

S.Little

As first time homebuyers, we knew that the process of finding and buying a home was going to be daunting.

We had no idea that we'd find a place that we'd love so quickly or that we'd come close to losing on our bid if not for Erin Kociela's sage advice. She patiently carried us through the entire process, doling out advice from her years of experience along the way, and ultimately guiding us all the way through to close on our new home. We're so grateful for all of Erin's support and assistance, and we look forward to calling Erin when we're ready to move into our next home.

Ryan Brodkin

Rebecca is great to work with!

She listens to what you are looking for and takes the time to show you homes that match your needs.

Heather steves

We want to say how much we appreciate the splendid service that Heidi and Markus provided during the purchase of our home.

The personal nature of their service, their knowledge of the local area and attention to detail made all the difference. Not only did we find a home but also made two friends. Thanks. We do definitely recommend them to others in need to purchase or sell a house. 

Ed Torres and Sandra Kageyama

Brittnie was wonderful throughout the whole process.

She made our leasing experience extremely effortless and was helpful in every way possible. She was on-time to every appointment, answered questions around the clock, extremely organized in planning and executing, and went above and beyond to make us all feel comfortable. We will definitely be using Brittnie again in the future!

Alex Le

Desi helped make the selling of my Father's home a good experience at a time that was difficult for us due to our father being ill.

Anna Newell

Heidi and Markus pointed out that because of the nature of our contingent offer it would be a difficult sell.

With this in mind, they met with the sellers and their agent to submit our offer in person. Fortunately for us their presentation was very effective. Overall, Heidi and Markus proved to be extremely professional, highly organized and their dedication to our needs was second to none. We can't tell you how impressed we are with them and will definitely use them again. 

David and Elena Goodrich

We've been very impressed with Andi MacCallum over the years.

She made her presence known by putting her wonderful little 4th of July flags in the front yard and dropping by notepads. It had a neighborly stay-in-touch feel to it. When it was time to sell our home, we knew who to contact, and we knew Andi would have the experience and guidance we needed. Thank you, Andi, for a successful outcome!

Phyllis Martin

Desi and my family go way back.

Desi has helped us on quite a few occasions and we have always been so grateful to him and all his help. He is so professional and very knowledgeable with his work. Not only is he our realtor, he’s like one of our family members and close friend. Desi, gracias por todo to esfuerzo y trabajo amigo!! 😊

Sandra Espinoza

Kathryn was extremely helpful and very knowledgable.

She was very patience with us as we purchased our first home with a list of requirements a mile long. She was proactive and aggressively pursued our dream home. I would definitely use her again, if I thought we would ever move. I highly recommend her.

Tanya C.

Melissa Aguilera found the perfect house that we had been seeking in Orange, Ca.

She did so in a professional manner and kept us informed of market conditions and available inventory. She helped us, as out-of-state buyers, understand the California market and the Rules and Regulations of California. We highly recommend her. -John and Sonja/Albuquerque, NM.

We have known Kay for over 5 years.

Despite the "buyers market", Kay was able to sell our house one day after it went on the market! She then helped us find our new home and negotiated a great deal on a house that was destined for auction. When many agents would have given up, she stuck with us, encouraged us,...It was a pleasure working with her.." V.N.

Thank you for following through on a very complicated real estate process.

  You did a great and professional job.  I would definitely refer you to my family and friends. B. Gibson

I used Rebecca Baker to help me buy a condo in Tustin recently.

She was very responsive to anything I needed and always available to answering any questions I had or go see any properties. She was also very patient in that when I was buying the inventory was very low so it took some time to find what I was looking for. Another quality I liked about her was she wasn't pushy about buying which made me feel very at ease. I would definitely recommend her to anyone interested in buying property.

Ted Nishimura

While we began our new home search with DR during a difficult market for buyers, DR’s knowledge of the market dynamics and expertise in dealing with other agents allowed for a positive experience.

DR walked us through each step and made the home buying process easy to understand, reducing much of the stress we had anticipated. He communicated with us every step of the way! While this wasn’t our first time buying a home, because of DR, it was an outstanding buying experience. I would recommend DR to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

James

We decided to buy our new home first - with no contingency - and then sell afterwards.

This decision led to a need to sell very quickly, and Melissa was tremendous every step of the way. She ensured that the buying process went smoothly and helped to ensure that the rent back process was clear and went as planned. As for selling our house, Melissa gave us great tips for preparing our house for the market and worked quickly to get the house on the market. She did an amazing job, was very proffessional, and ensured we closed on time. When all was said and done, we had overlapping mortgages for only 5 days thanks to Melissa’s expertise! She is a tremendous real estate agent!

Andrew & Deborah Luquin

Brittnie was a rockstar!

! She really helped us find a home just right for us. Brittnie was always there to answer questions and let us know our options throughout the entire process. She so much about each part of the process. She really was our friend through it all. We're happy we chose Brittnie to be our Realtor. 

Johnny

Working with Heather was a wonderful experience!

She made the process of purchasing a home seamless and enjoyable. As a first-time buyer I was a bit nervous and didn’t know what to expect, so Heather took the time to explain everything in detail and reassure me when I had questions or concerns. Her attention to detail and knowledge of the industry resulted in finding my dream home in Orange, CA! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to sell or buy a home. She is genuine, creative, and adds a side of fun to this process that can seem so intimidating. I am so appreciative to her and her team.

Jordan James

Nos encanto Trabajar con Rey, desde la primera cita nos hizo sentir como si nos conociéramos de años, su amabilidad y profesionalismo sobre salen, siempre estuvo para nosotros cuando teníamos alguna pregunta sin importar la hora, hizo lo mejor para encontrarnos la casa que estábamos buscando, siempre estuvo al pendiente de nosotros incluso después de terminar la compra.

Súper recomendado. Gracias Rey por tus servicios fue un placer trabajar contigo.

JOSE CRUZ

Working with Nichole was a FIRST RATE experience!

She walked us through EVERY detail and constantly kept us up-to-date through the ENTIRE process. Selling a home can be stressful, but she was able to help keep things running smoothly. Trust is EVERYTHING when it comes to choosing a realtor and I would trust using Nichole again in the future. Thank you for helping us sell our home!

Jeff Plost

I had a wonderful experience with Noel.

She went above and beyond for us.

Wayne C.

Markus and Heidi Brown did an excellent job, from beginning to end, with the sale of my house.

They took a lot of time to give good counsel in preparation for the sale, in the sale itself, and through the escrow period. Markus and Heidi know this area extremely well, and I had full confidence in their ability to get a good and fair price for my home. I am abundantly grateful for their assistance!

Rachel Hamburger

We were extremely pleased with the service Desi provided during the selling of our house.

He is professional, knowledgable and had answers to all of our many questions. He volunteered information that we had never considered to be in our best interest. This isn't the first time our family has used Desi as our agent. Actually, I believe it's the third time. We were definitely in good hands.

Judy and Richard Haglund

Mike is an exceptional leader.

He has thorough knowledge of the real estate industry. He is committed to the success of all of his team members. He motivates with positive feedback and recognition. He is a good listener, respects and connects well with others. He has a great sense of humor. I am very happy to be a member of his team.

Linda Huckaby

Markus and Heidi guided us successfully through the fears and hazards of selling our house in these very difficult times.

They were very professional, paying attention to our requests and giving us ample time to prepare the house before showing it. They were prompt in returning our calls, answered all of our questions and, when we needed to talk, were immediately available. We appreciated their knowledge of the field and their comfort at the times when we were disconsolate. Their professional advice and attention to our suggestions were very welcome, and their honesty with us and the buyers invaluable. We would have no reservation in recommending them.

Jacqueline and Jim Shelburne

Erin Kociela is an amazing realtor who excels at providing all the services in a professional and personable manner, coupled with her supreme commitment to assist and guide her client through all stages of the transaction starting with getting the property ready for pictures to be used for the listing, sales price, showing, evaluation of offers, negotiations, documents with ease of online signing, and through the close of escrow!

Erin Kociela is extremely responsive to any and all calls, texts and emails from her client with inquiries and concerns; her communications are always friendly, clear and focused on providing the requested information. Erin Kociela has an extensive network of professionals that she utilizes for her client’s benefit, starting with the photographer, loan broker, and escrow company, as well as her supporting associates at First Team Realtors. Erin Kociela worked tirelessly to make the 30-day escrow closing deadline for the sale my Villa Park home AS WELL AS simultaneously helping me find and purchase a beautiful horse property with a 30-day escrow closing!! Erin Kociela’s abilities in her realtor profession exceeds all standard norms - she is “a big cut above the rest”!

Beate Davis-Mota

My experience with Brittnie Avery was phenomenal her expertise her knowledge her patients she is the best realtor ever.

I am truly pleased with my new home. I have recommended her to all my family and friends. If you are looking for a new home or an apartment Brittnie Avery is your Realtor.

Angela

Dear Heidi and Markus, We would like to thank both of you for the truly excellent job you did in helping us sell our house on Miralago in North Tustin.

Right from the beginning with the early discussions on marketing strategy, pricing, and timing of the various activities, you both did a great job moving the whole process along quickly and efficiently. You were both very professional in all of our dealings, plus we thought you were just plain good folks to work with. You were very proactive in getting the house listed, previewed, and then shown at the two open houses. Since the house sold so quickly, we can only assume that the pricing we agreed upon was right in the ballpark. Overall, the process went incredibly smoothly and we are very appreciative of the efforts you made to lead to a successful (and quick!) sale. In this market, it could have taken much longer, but everything went so well and so fast that we are still trying to catch our breath. Thanks again for a great job. We would definitely recommend your services to any friends in the area looking to sell their homes. 

Lynn and Susan Lasswell

Joan was great to work with.

She is knowledgeable, responsive and got the job done timely and efficiently. Also Joan is very likable and personable which is a huge plus when dealing with such a large life changing event like buying a home.

James Scott Quigle

Mike is an inspired leader that fosters a collaborative team environment.

Tina Page

Tina Page

Michael Bailey · October 31, 2017 Rebecca has an encyclopedic knowledge of OC, and was unfailingly kind, helpful and generous with her time when we were looking for a property in Irvine.

She is absolutely straightforward, listens well and is very honest. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for help and advice about OC real estate.

Michael Bailey

Mel and Nichole were very hands on through the whole process of selling our home.

They handled the transaction with extreme excellence and professionalism. They were in constant communication throughout the entire process and were always ready available to answer any or all of our questions. We highly recommend them to help you sell your home!

Curt and Beverly Thomas

Highly recommend Swati.

We were first time homebuyers and she took the time to guide us through the process and answer all of our questions. She made sure to listen to what we were looking for and checked in with us after every tour and open house to help us figure out what was really important to us. Her patience and optimism throughout the process made sure we didn't settle for the wrong home, and we ended up finding the perfect one while still staying within our budget. Thank you Swati!

Anuj Patel

Donna Carson represented my husband and me in the recent sale of our home in Lake Elsinore.

We had several offers within two weeks and accepted one at full asking price. Donna helped us every step of the way, including dealing with the transfer of our solar electricity system on the house. She was always available to answer our questions and guide us through the process. It was the smoothest and easiest transaction we?ve ever experienced in selling a home! We were so pleased with Donna that we plan to use her in buying our new home. If you are looking for a hard working, caring and diligent real estate agent, then Donna is your best choice. Kim and Dave T. 5/1/15

Markus and Heidi were absolutely incredible to work with!

This was my first time buying a home and I knew nothing about the process. On my first meeting with Markus he took the time to draw a visual tool to help me understand how things work. Markus payed close attention to what I was looking for was able to meet me on short notice to look at properties. It only took me a couple weeks to find our PERFECT home. When we walked into the home I ended up purchasing... I knew that it was the one. Markus called the agent and I was the first offer. The next day he called to let me know the seller had 3 all cash offers... This made things a little more stressful as I did not have that type of offer. Markus advised me to write a heartfelt letter to the seller and attach a photo of myself and my son. Well... The seller loved my letter and knew that I was the one he wanted to live in his house! I cried for an hour out of sheer gratitude!! Heidi took over and helped make the transaction smooth and flawless!! These two are amazing and I will forever be grateful to them for helping me to find my dream home! Among all their talents, professionalism, promptness, knowledge and kindness... They really care about helping people transition into their new home!  Thank you Markus and Heidi for the incredible work and support that you provided to me. I just love you guys!

Michelle Selander

We decided to take the huge step of selling our house.

From the first day to the last, Nichole and Mel helped us every step of the way. They sat down with us and answered all our questions honestly and professionally. They gave us referrals to get work done on our house to get it ready to sell. Once ready to comnence with an open house, both Nichole and Mel were readily available and gave us great feedback after each showing. We sold our house quickly after implemeting all of their suggestions. We highly recommend Nichole and Mel if you’re looking to sell your house. Cinnamon and Mike Walters

Cinnamon Walters

Desi was referred to us by our family members.

He has worked with all of us and has done an excellent job every time. He was very patient with us and always shared knowledgeable information with us. As first time home buyers, this was definitely a new journey and we are glad he explained every little detail to us. He was always very responsive, even at late hours of the night. He guided us throughout every step from beginning to end. We are very glad we chose to work with him and would highly recommend him to other clients. Thanks for everything Desi!

Zohar C.

Nichole is absolutely the BEST!

!! Her expert advice and valuable guidance resulted in our home selling very quickly! She is very organized and efficient from beginning to end. We know that others will be equally or even more happy and satisfied as we are! Thank you, Nichole!

Eric and JoAnn Tate

Andi is an awesome realtor!

She was very responsive whenever we had a question. She advised us on what touch-ups/ improvements made the most sense for us. And she was right! Our house sold immediately! A perfect ending.

Robb and Karen Dudeck

Erin helped us with current purchase and rented out 2 other properties.

She is very professional and courteous. We highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or rent properties in Orange County areas.

Paul Khor

Lisa was the best!

! Things went smoothly and trouble free! Would definitely use her as our agent again! Our rating: Excellent

Darlene @ Alan Ekstrom

Desi is a very professional, courteous real estate agent and I would highly recommend him to anyone that needs a realtor.

His personal and caring service were outstanding, his communication was impeccable and he assisted us in all administrative paperwork and legal documents. Desi was always punctual, thorough and concise on all information and took the time to answer any questions we had. He was extremely accommodating on meeting at times that worked with my schedule. The strategy Desi used in pricing the house was instrumental in a speedy and smooth sale. His comparative market analysis for the property was extremely helpful in understanding the current home market value. He went the extra mile and helped stage the house with existing furniture and we followed his recommendations and it paid off. Desi always communicated all pertinent information and constantly updated us on progress of the house. The open house produced numerous offers and from the time of listing the house, to the close of escrow the sale was completed in 32 days. Thank you, Desi for producing such outstanding results and for being an honest and devoted real estate agent. Sincerely, Pat and Nancy Murphy

Patrick Murphy

Melissa was a pleasure to work with!

She was always prompt and attentive to our needs. no pushy tactics were involved and we felt very comfortable working with her. highly recommended!! -Cam & Linda, Aliso Viejo

Ray is attentive, thorough, and professional in his approach to assisting me with renting my home.

He's trustworthy, prompt, and meticulous. Iw Ould recommend him to anyone.

Allison Thomas Esme

'Contacting Lisa Clark to sell our home was one of the best decisions we made.

We knew we were getting a professional Realtor, but she surpassed our expectations. Upon her first visit, we had a solid plan to sell our home. Lisa left us with a list of tasks to focus on and spent a lot of time preparing our home to show. her connections added value; She had a top-notch electrician, plumber, termite service representative and a handyman to the required work. To boot, she and Katherine beautifully staged of our home. And with our staging plan in place, she even rolled up her sleeves and assisted in prepping the house for market. Lisa knows the Orange Hills and Orange Park Acres area. Her knowledge of the neighborhood provided insight into the market. This resulted in a final sale at to our asking price. The pictures on our listing made us almost regret selling the place! Lisa was there to advise us every step of the way. Lisa knows how to go above and beyond in making sure everything is done appropriately, and most of all, she is a woman of integrity. We put our trust in Lisa and it paid off. ' Dave & Elena Ross

Dave Ross

We have been clients of Desi for about 20 years.

 He has represented us in several real estate transactions throughout the years.  Recently, he represented us in the sale of our home and purchase of another. Not only does Desi have years of experience, but he keeps up with the current real estate regulations and market conditions, and has a vast knowledge of the industry. Our last purchase closed in the summer of 2014 and Desi worked closely with us throughout the entire process.  He target marketed the area where we wanted the house and effectively submitted our offer, which was accepted, even though there were multiple offers.  He was always a phone call, email, or text away and quick to respond.  He assisted us with the loan approval and escrow process. Desi's focus seems to be on keeping clients for life since he does not walk away after the close of escrow.  He follows up and keeps in contact.  In fact, a few months after the close of escrow, he assisted us to resolve a problem with the home warranty company. Our transactions with Desi have gone as smoothly as possible due to his diligence and attention to details. Sincerely, Pete and Virginia Pascual

Pete and Virginia Pascual

Donna Carson is wonderful to work with!

  She will help you through all the details of a real estate transaction in a calm and efficient manner and will tell you exactly what you need to do to get top dollar for your property.  I would never use anyone else - Doug Bickham

I highly recommend Nichole and Mel, they represented me with the sale of my Vintage Home in the Floral Park neighborhood of Santa Ana.

Together they assisted with every aspect of the transaction from accurate valuation, developing a custom sales marketing plan, staging, scheduling open houses, evaluation of purchase offers, inspections, and with the final closing. All aspects of my property sale were handled expediently, professionally with a very smooth and timely closing. Both Nichole and Mel have vast knowledge of Vintage Homes, this unique knowledge is a great asset for representing both buyers and/or sellers for these unique Historic and Vintage Properties.

Steve Nickols

Dawn really is exceptional.

It's been our privilege to have now been buyer and seller clients of hers. She specializes in all skills and abilities around what one might think an "Agent" does and knows and goes above and beyond to learn & do what's required in an authentic yet professional manner. We were out of state sellers this time around and Dawn and her team took amazing care and were so very attentive to the home and with us. Our buyers had special circumstances come up and Dawn herself went I'm pretty sure it was 10 extra miles vs 1 to assist in what was an extremely complicated VA loan. She showed phenomenal duality throughout. Ever grateful Dawn, Thank You.

Michael and Jennifer Hemingway

I wish I could give Melissa an even higher score than what's on here.

She was amazing in all she did and her explanations helped us feel a much less stressed during such a stressful experience. She was on top of the game and always knew just what kind of a house we were looking for. My husband and I are beyond satisfied with Melissa.

Karee & John Johnson

Rebecca is wondeful, I work with hundreds of people in different industries daily and it is rare that I find someone who matches our familys tenacity and get it done attitude.

She is knowledgeable in her field which helped to build the trust factor we established with her. She is a straight shooter and does her best at all times. She makes you feel like part of a team that is steadfast in accomplishing your main goal. I would highly recommend her for anyone else I come across in the future that is looking to buy or sell a home. Rebecca if you read this, YOU ROCK!

Sharai S.

I have known Swati Patel for more than 10 years.

In our interactions, I have found her to be honest, hardworking, and trustworthy person. Her ability to sincerely communicate with other people has enabled her to develop and maintain strong relationships. Her exceptional negotiation and follow through skills has helped resolve many tough situations to the satisfaction of the parties involved. I have no hesitation in saying that Swati is capable of composing herself and tackling any situation with great patience and tact.

Ashwin Patel

We couldn't have asked for a better realtor to represent us.

Always so respectful, responsive and knowledgeable. We started out home search in Jan, by end of Feb we were decorating our new home. He understood exactly what we wanted. Super helpful and extremely organized. A true professional! Will refer him to all my friends. Thank you Ray! 😊✅

Christiana Leal Da Costa

Andi consistently provided intelligent and well-grounded counsel.

.. Early on I learned to trust her experience and good judgment. She was always patient, cool , calm and collected. It is my sincere hope that people in need of a reliable and professional realtor will have the good fortune to be assisted by Andi in their own future endeavors in buying or selling property in this area. I consider myself fortunate to have had her as my own representative, and I hope that those who follow me will be as fortunate.

6/13/2011 - D. Horowitz

"Honesty, Integrity, Tenacity - pretty much describe the experience with you, Kay.

  We would not have gotten our new home nor sold our old one without your help." Tom and Dirce M. "We were absolutely amazed at the time and energy you put into helping us prepare our home for listing. Your expertise and the resources you provided through First Team more than adequately marketed our home.  In fact you brought in full price offers in less than a month in a slow market and worked tirelessly to continue to market our home to secure back-up offers." Laurie and Dave B.

Rebecca was extremely efficient, conscientious, and effective in finding tenants for my rental property.

I can't stress enough how happy I am that she was referred to me, she is the best! Karl Hoopes 949-813-8987

Karl Hoopes

Linda was Great she was so professional.

She always kept me in the loop. She explained everything to me , Linda took her time and did Great job researching the homes that we looked at. I felt totally confindent that I would find a great home because of her expertise and knowledge of homes in the area. Linda knew all of the questions that I was going to ask and ALWAYS had the correct answers. In finding my new home it was Linda that convince me to go look at it. Linda knew we where close to the home and said she knew I like it. I turn out to LOVE it. And it was her doing the research, and listening to me and understanding what I was looking for in a home that got me here and I'm so grateful for her knowledge of me. She was also influential in negotiations with the other agent, not just getting the home but with all the stipulations that we asked for!! I didn't feel as if I was working with an agent, I felt as if I was working with a friend who also happens to be a real estate agent. And that is a great feeling knowing in a very important part of your life you have a friend, who's has your best interest at heart. Everyone that I had contact with at First Team was very professional. I definitely would recommend First Team Real Estate again there's no doubt the only agent I would use is Linda Laurence! Thank You for Caring, Timothy Hall

Timothy Hall

Nichole has been an exceptional agent for us.

Not only is she highly professional and knowledgeable, she was also caring and responsive to all of our needs/questions throughout the sale of our home. Selling our house of over 20 years was a very emotional experience. Nichole understood this and helped with the whole transition by her follow-through and warmth. I highly recommend Nichole, for her expertise in the Floral Park area, especially.

Patrick and Kelly Yrarrázaval

I have had the pleasure of having Andi MacCallum as my Real Estate Agent for the past twenty-five years.

She has been very professional and always looking out for my best interest. Andi has been with me through the last three houses I bought. I can't say enough about Andi, she's one of the best!

Robert Jones

We didn't know any Realtors in Las Vegas so we got in touch with Maria Montha in California if she could help us look for a Realtor that could assist us to purchase a house.

She asks questions and told her our needs and wants. In within a day or two, a Realtor called us referred by Maria and just like that we bought our house. Maria followed up on us from time to time and answered questions that comes up. If you are looking to buying a house out-of-state, Maria will be able to help you find a right Realtor that will accommodate your needs.

Corazon Santos

Markus' expertise and knowledge of the market and the area was outstanding.

Markus and Heidi make a great team. They are incredibly thorough and detail oriented. I would highly recommend them to help guide you through a very competitive and what can be a very stressful process.

Alex Joko

"Amazing!

In every way! She showed us multiple houses during a difficult time (COVID-19). She sent us countless more houses to assess online, taking into account our preferences and needs. She knows the cities and neighborhoods well enough to make terrific recommendations as well. She represented us well when we bought a new house in Orange and when we sold our old house in Stanton. She listed our house at the perfect price, allowing bids to be competitive. We followed her advice every step of the way and she never dissapointed us. If and when the time comes again to buy or sell a house, she is who we will turn to. She is truly that good!"

dmoyer

I live in Texas and had to sell my California property and was concerned about handling it long distance.

Herbert was very professional, resourceful and efficient in all he did to help me with the sale of my property. I was able to rely on Herbert to go above and beyond to resolve obstacles. I highly recommend Herbert Briceno.

Oralia Mendez

Brittnie was excellent throughout the whole process.

With us being first time buyers, she did a great job of educating us on what to expect and what was expected of us. She kept us updated constantly and made sure we were at ease with our decisions.

Ernie

Markus and Heidi were great for us!

Their knowledge of the local area fit our needs perfectly and they provided way more help than we could have imagined. Approximately 5 years ago, Markus and Heidi were of great assistance to my family as we were attempting to short sell our condominium (and deal with all the hassles that come with that). They exhausted all efforts in helping us with that property for little, if any, benefit. We always told ourselves when we were ready to buy again, we would contact Markus and Heidi because of all the help they gave us during our short sale. Fast forward 5 years to now and we've just closed on a very nice home and got a great deal! When we got back into the market, Markus and Heidi were right there without question helping us patiently with our search. We couldn't have asked for any better attention and local knowledge. We're pleased with how that whole process played out. In terms of closing the deal, Heidi was instrumental with making sure all the loop holes were closed. This closing was unique in the sense that part of our team is located in Hawaii therefore requiring hundreds of email communications and coordinating and timing of signatures. Heidi pulled all this together and made it as painless as possible. I would recommend any potential buyers to Markus & Heidi for their knowledge, expertise, experience and overall customer satisfaction.

Mark Hodge

Rebecca made the whole process of selling our home as stress free as possible.

I always knew that she was in it for us. I respected her opinions and welcomed her advice.  She was also our agent on buying our new home. Both transactions were negotiated fairly and to the satisfaction of all involved. I would highly recommend her as a buying or selling agent. Kathy

Kathy

Amazing job and great communicator.

Another realtor couldn't even get one offer after 3 months of the market!

Brian Anderson

I've bought and sold many homes over the years; Liz is 100% the most helpful listing real estate professional I have ever dealt with.

My listing seemed to be her top priority; she developed a highly professional marketing campaign, kept me informed of market and competitive trends, followed every lead and consistently kept me informed. Liz personally attended nearly every showing, thereby ensuring each buyer knew the unique features of my home. She personally and regularly held the house open. I cannot give her a greater recommendation.......I do give her a big thank you!!

Linda Waller

Ricardo was the definition of what an agent is suppose to do .

His service and dedication to make sure his clients are taken care is outstanding . Throughout the process of this tough mortgage market , he made me feel at ease and confident about every offer we put in. I truly thank him for assisting me on this life milestone and look forward to continue working with him on the next home I purchase .

Franky Lara

Brittnie is very professional, knowledgeable and experienced in her chosen field of real estate.

Brittnie explained the process to us as sellers and explained any questions or concerns with us. It was a very emotional time for us since we had lived in our home for over 30 years and had decided to downsize for retirement. Brittnie understood our choice to start a new chapter in our lives and was helpful and empathetic during the process. Brittnie was a pleasure to work with.

K. Godoy

Michelle was great from start to finish.

Helped up stage our home for viewings, brought us cookies and boxes. Kept us informed, helped allot with negotiations with the buyers and got us a good selling price.

Lisa

Donna was great.

She helped with all of the extra, last-minute things we threw at her and was a great communicator between all parties. I would definitely use her again when searching for my next home and have already recommended her to friends and family.

Josh Van Den Berg Daniel Price & August Smith

...Thank you most of all for helping us find our condo. N Warden & J. Sarver 12/2009

Desi sold me my first home in Santa Ana back in 1986 and then sold in again twelve years later when I moved to Riverside.

Desi's business practices are second to none, he is always accessible, returns call in a timely manner, clearly explains the process of the transaction and is not shy to remind me when my memory had lapsed due to all the details involved in a transaction. When I decided a few months ago to sell my house in Riverside, I had lost contact with Desi and during a visit to my sister's house; whom I recommended her to have Desi represent her in the purchase of her current duplex, I saw one of these cards that he routinely mails out and contacted him right away sell my home in Riverside. Desi instantly made an appointment to drive to Riverside and meet with me and review all the documents pertaining to the house. Desi is so pro active, that he recommended that a Interspousal deed be executed by my husband since I was single and the only one on title when I purchased the house in Riverside; this would expedite the process when the property went into escrow. Furthermore, Desi respectfully requested that all the personal photos and religious items be removed and replaced with other artful paintings to make the house look neutral as well as to move some furniture around and de clutter the home for better showings. From the beginning Desi provided an estimated seller's net sheet as well as recommended to complete a termite inspection prior to getting an offer to better help me negotiate offers. Since I'm not computer savvy, Desi frequently drove to Riverside to explain all the documents to me and my grandaughter and have them personally signed by me. His marketing tools included frequent open houses, Saturday, Sundays and some afternoon during the week, passing out flyers in the neighborhood announcing the home, mailing his post cards to his past clients. Every week Desi provided a internet report showing how many prospects had viewed the house through the many syndicated web sites First Team promotes. Desi's efforts generated many showings and three offers. Once in escrow, Desi made the process feel smooth due to his frequent updates, escrow closed way sooner then expected and I was able to spend Christmas and New Year's day with my family in Georgia! I'm very grateful to have met Desi almost 35 years ago and represent me three times in the process of buying and selling Real Estate, Desi's experience makes such a stressful process a lighthearted pleasure!" Desi, please keep in touch!

Maria Elena Castro

Already provided detailed testimonial on yelp.

Please reference from there.

Andrew& Jennifer Lewis

Brittnie was a fantastic help to me and my family.

We were moving from Australia to California. My husbands company engaged first team real estate to help us with finding a rental property. Not knowing the process and area Brittnie was able to provide me with valuable advise. She was great with my 2 young children engaging and interacting with them while showing us various properties. Brittnie compiled all the information for us and made a stressful process easier. Brittnie was in regular contact with us during the whol application process. Brittnie was a fantastic help to us in our situation and I would happily recommend her to others and use her services again in the future

Sally Mark Jensen

Dear Erin: Dr.

Herdeg and I wanted to thank you for the wonderful help you gave us in purchasing our new home in Tustin.  We hated the thought of looking for a house, but you made it so easy for us, by checking out all the properties in advance, and only showing us those that really fitted our desires. You seemed to know just what we had in mind. We just closed escrow today, in what seems like record time - only three weeks, and without any problems.  You brought everything to us, from paperwork,to inspectors, to repairmen and knew just whom to call when we had questions or needed something. You were a delight to work with, and while we do not intend to move again in the near future, you certainly are the first person we would call! Thanks again for all your help. Tustin, CA

Dr. and Mrs. Brian Herdeg

Working with Heather was extremely enjoyable.

She was very patient with us while we were determining where we wanted to purchase our second home. She was always very professional and helped to keep us focused and moving forward.

Mark & Kathy Copeland

Mike Hampton is a great manager and mentor.

He is experienced, level headed and is always available to help agents when we need help or advice. I have been approached many times by other brokers to join their network, but I would never consider leaving as there is no way that there is a better manager than Mike! I feel very lucky to be part of his team.

Liz Wagner

Andi is a star.

She handled our home purchase from start to finish with absolute professionalism. As first time buyers, she guided us through the entire process by answering each and everyone of our questions. When there was a hiccup, she went to bat for us. In short I would recommend Andi to anyone wishing to buy or sell their home.

Michael Godden

First time I met Mel at the open house I knew he would try his best to get us in the house of our dreams.

30 days later he handed us the keys. My compliments to him and his team. Mel's communication with the escrow company and home inspector who worked with him, and our loan officer made a very stressful event pleasant and simply a no brainer. Go with Mel you won't be disappointed.

Leo H

Working with Nichole was fantastic.

She was extremely patient with us in a very difficult buyers market. She guided us through the process and really took care to understand exactly what we were looking for. With limited inventory and increasing prices she was able to find us a home that both met our expectations and our budget. We couldn't be happier with our new home and would recommend Nichole to anyone looking for a realtor!

Ryan & Lisa C.

"A very hard working smart and energetic agent.

I could not have been more pleased with her hard work, dedication, and professionalism. Highly recommended!!"ldsporty16501 South Pacific Sunset Beach

Lawrency Sporty

Desi is very professional, knowledgeable, reliable, and trustworthy!

He explained everything that was coming my way before hand, so I knew every step of the way what to expect. He answered all my questions, many of them even before I asked them. He ALWAYS answered his phone an followed up with all my concerns. I felt at ease at all times while purchasing my house because I knew Desi had my back. He also has a great sense of humor! I would gladly purchase another property with Desi’s expert guidance any time! Thank you, Desi!

Jose Antonio Fermoselle

Brittnie, Thank you so much for helping us find our special home.

We asked you to find us certain items in our home and you found everything we needed. You worked above and beyond our expectations. We couldn't of found our new home without you. Thank you so much. 💓

M. Lorenzo

Buying a home is such a big deal for most people, it takes years of savings.

That is why finding a reliable realtor is so vital. Rebecca is the best agent we ever worked with. She is the one you can trust and relate to. We are very glad that she found the perfect home for us.

Sam

My fiancé and I are so grateful to have Michelle as our Realtor.

Can’t thank her enough. She’s very professional, patient and helpful. Never felt pressured into buying the first house we saw. She made sure we got a house we wanted to build our future.

Lewis Centeno

Highly likely to recommend 06/25/2015 - blessedxinfinity4813 Bought a Condo home in 2015 for approximately $325K in Orange, CA.

Local knowledge: Process expertise: Responsiveness: Negotiation skills: As a recently-divorced, single woman, the process of finding and buying a home was a bit overwhelming. From the moment I started working with Kelly, things fell into place and flowed along smoothly and effortlessly. He is very knowledgeable about the real estate market and the business of buying and selling a home. He knew my budget and the importance of working within it, which was very important to me. Kelly handled all the details of my real estate purchase in a way that made me feel comfortable and at ease. He anticipated potential situations and took preventive measures before they happened. He was right by my side every step of the way, whether it was to review paperwork, answer questions, complete a walk-through, etc. I know that Kelly was in constant contact with the seller's realtor as well, and he always kept me updated and "in the loop" as to even the most minor details. I very much appreciate Kelly's honesty and integrity, and I will not hesitate to refer him with complete confidence.

PEGGY RETA

It was such a pleasure working with Desi.

Time is limited with two full time professions, preteen and teenage sons and juggling multiple sports around town. Desi happily gave us his shoulder to lean on, so we can keep our full attention to our family. The Real Estate market is not easy to navigate and he walked side by side with us with great patience, understanding and swift response to all our questions. Desi became part of our family and will always be grateful for helping us find our dream home.

Daniel & Lisa Correa

I had such a great experience with Chris.

He helped navigate the whole process smoothly and answered all questions quickly and efficiently. Would definitely recommend his service to a friend.

Joel Smith

Rebecca Baker is an amazing, hard working agent!

She goes above and beyond the normal expectations. She has a good eye for aesthetics and knows what it takes to make the transaction happen! Can't say enough good things about her professionalism and how much extra work she does to complete the sale. Top Notch!!!

Sherri Hudson

We are so happy we went with Mel and Nichole to sell our home.

We did not live in town and Mel worked tirelessly to help us do the work needed to fix up the property, including getting multiple bids, helping us sign contracts through docusign, letting workmen in, and watching for quality issues. He saved us! In addition, we got an amazing price for the house and it all happened within 2 months from start to finish! We are so pleased with the process and the outcome. Mel is honest, passionate, and just a good guy. Thanks so much Mel!

Rachel Evans

Brittnie was awesome throughout the whole process.

She was available whenever we needed her and made it easy to find a house. Couldn’t have done it without her

Andrew s

Michelle was awesome from start to finish in every aspect of the sale of my mom’s home.

Penny Pino Trustee

Rebecca is always super responsive and communicative - day or night.

She kept me informed on each step throughout the proceeds. This is my second time working with Rebecca and highly recommend her!

Vivian Ly

Brittnie is awesome she listened to what we were asking for a tried her best to give us everything we asked for in every house we saw.

She was there for us anytime we needed her and is very knowledgeable in her job and works very hard to make her clients happy.

Gerry

Mel has flawlessly assisted in the sale of my home earlier this year as the selling agent.

His calm demeanor throughout the process was extremely professional and comforting. Mel is an excellent agent solely focused on his clients' needs. Thanks to him, I was able to navigate the deal effortlessly and efficiently. He even took on additional duties and assisted with several logistical issues he was not obligated to deal with. I would definitely recommend and use Mel again in a heartbeat.

David Vrbecky

Michelle!

! Where do we start...she is AMAZING! We are so grateful that we chose Michelle as our realtor. She has been there EVERY step of the way and of course it was ALWAYS with a smile!! She made it clear from the start that she was going to do everything in her power to help find us a home and she came through. Being first time homebuyers, we had LOTS of questions. She answered everything thoroughly and in a timely manner. She even took the initiative to introduce us to our new neighbor/HOA president. Thank you, Michelle for being the awesome realtor and person you are.

Vanessa

Vanessa took care of everything!

We had a probate situation and we are out of state - her team took care of everything and we sold above asking in 3 days!! No regrets! Great job! Ed

Ed Lutito

5 star communication skills

Zulema P.

Being a first time homebuyer, we were always told that buying a house was such a headache and stressful.

It was a lot of paperwork, but having Michelle as our realtor really made things go smoothly. She was quick to respond, helpful and very positive throughout the entire process. Her years of experience and expertise really showed as she answered all of our questions and explained everything thoroughly. Thank you, Michelle.

Ba Ma

DR exceeded our expectations especially in today's market.

From our first initial interview with DR, we knew he was the perfect person to find us our new home. He is very knowledgeable, a great listener, and he has great follow-up skills. DR made us his number one priority. He made a great impression on agents that he was able to get leads in a highly sought after neighborhood in Ladera Ranch before the listing made it to the market. We can't say enough positive things about DR!

Tim and Christina Swoboda

Going through the home buying process is not an easy feat.

While there are positive emotions linked to the journey, such as the excitement of being homeowners, there is also anxiety attached to every decision. Aside from juggling everyday responsibilities, there is the rollercoaster of emotions about: not wanting to miss a home posting; finding the right house in the right location; making sure that you cross all your t’s and dot all your i’s when signing legal documents; and, frankly, the list goes on. However, this journey was, without a doubt, facilitated by the incredible Desi Reyes. Desi demonstrates from the get-go that the journey of home buying is one that he will embark on with you. Aside from being extremely knowledgeable from his 30+ years of experience in real estate, Desi goes to great lengths to make life easier during this process. He is compassionate, always a phone call/text away, and most importantly, he will give you his honest advice on whether he believes a home is/is not a good investment. It was impressive to get his raw advice on moving on from a house because at the end of the day, selling and moving on to the next client means more financial gain for an agent; however, Desi genuinely cares about his clients and the relationship he builds. Thus, he will not hesitate to advise against a house if he believes it is not the right investment. With that said, Desi still respects boundaries and knows that the clients will make a final decision at the end of the day. All he can do is advise. In summary, if you want an agent that is an expert in the field, compassionate, and a fantastic advocate for his clients, then Desi is the perfect match. We cannot thank you enough, Desi, for all that you have done for us in our journey as first-time home buyers!

Cynthia Gomez

Vivian Ly · October 30, 2017 Rebecca is amazing!

I was searching for my first home for almost a year and Rebecca patiently walked me through the entire process. She is very kind, honest, and knowledgeable. I highly recommend her - one of the most genuine realtors I’ve met.

Vivian Ly

We have had the pleasure of working with Richard and Erin of Team Kociela on various properties.

Mr. Kociela is/was super attentive to all our needs and concerns. He is the best real estate agent I have ever worked with. They are a great team!

Vince Lu

We were so lucky to work with Michelle Pino!

She was honest, professional, thorough, and patient. Michelle goes above and beyond for her clients, really gets to the heart of their needs, and looks out for their best interests. I would recommend her to any friend or family member and will be sure to use her in the future as well. 

Joyce Fan

I have been with Mike five years and have found his breadth of knowledge and experience exceptional.

The meetings and training he provides help keeps us the best informed in the industry. I love the open door policy he has for any questions or problems agents encounter. Mike has created an environment that is warm and friendly where everyone is willing to help each other along with all the tools an agent needs to reach their desired level of success.

Sandra Eliot

Hi Andi,  I am really going to miss taking with you.

 It has been a pleasure working with you and I consider you a good friend now : ..When we first met in February, I knew we'd be a great match.  I am very grateful for all you have done for us and so grateful that God sent us the perfect realtor.  You have made our dream of owning a true single family home a reality and I will never forget you.  Sincerely Aerie & John

From the very first phone call to the last text saying she mailed our last pieces of mail to our new address, Andi did a fantastic job.

There is a lot of moving parts in selling a home, much more than we could ever imagine, and she made the process seem simple and effortless. We had hundreds of questions and she promptly responded to each one of them in such a calm manner to put our worries to ease. Andi worked very hard to sell our home of 28 years and we’re thankful for her professionalism.

Blanca Stelpflug

We are so happy that we chose Lisa Clark to sell our home.

She went above and beyond for us every step of the process, and was so patient with all of our questions and concerns. The house looked beautiful and was up to code because of her knowledge of laws and regulations. We also got full listing price! We highly recommend Lisa Clark for anyone listing their house, or looking to buy a home. We intend to use her when the time comes for us to purchase a new home.

Jon and Allison Brechtel

Desi is an experienced Realtor.

He helped me find an appropriate home and guided me, a first time buyer, through the process with patience. His people skills are top notch in that he was able to help me understand the market, the motivations of the sellers and to tailor my offer to their interests. The escrow was especially complicated and Desi stood with me every step along the way. He was patient, he responded promptly to every phone call. He was always on top of the transaction. Despite unforeseen legal obstacles on the part of the sellers, he gave me courage to persist and stood with me even when we had to explore multiple alternative properties. Without his help, I could not have arrived at a successful closing. I trust him implicitly and recommend him wholeheartedly.

Jeff VanderWilt

Andi did a great job, always on top of things a delight to work with and would highly recommend Andi.

John Carson

Kay has been so fantastic.

We were first time home buyers - overwhelmed and intimidated by the whole process. Kay coached us through every step, gave us thoughtful advice and was patient while we tried to find the perfect fit. The market being what it is, we had to go through a few attempts before success and again Kay was so thoughtful about checking in after setbacks and staying positive. Once we found our home, she had great recommendations for roofers, plumbers, painters, etc. She was the first person to welcome us home and she made it so special. We would absolutely recommend working with Kay.

David & Heather Small

First time working with Ray.

He is oustanding. Very professional and helpful.

Liliana Madrid

My sister and I were very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with you to complete a successful sale of our mother's home.

  You were professional and understanding at every step of this difficult situation.  Rest assured that we will take every opportunity to recommend you to anyone in need of a realtor. J. Crum 4/2011

My husband Chris and I are so happy to be settling into our awesome Mid-Century Modern home that our wonderful realtors Markus and Heidi helped us purchase.

From the very first meeting we were both so impressed by how they explained every detail of the home-buying timeline and process. We immediately felt so confident in their services and as first-time homebuyers we had a very clear idea of what we were getting into and what we would encounter along the way. They constantly kept us up to date with calls and emails about every step, were very friendly and personable to work with, and gave us honest opinions on the homes we were interested in. They really understood our needs as far as our budget and the characteristics of what we wanted in a home. They also really fought for us through all negotiations, always protecting our interests. We would highly recommend them to anyone we know looking to buy a house, and we hope to keep in touch with them in the future!

Alexandra Varesi

My husband and I first met Desi about a year and a half ago through our daughter and her husband.

  Together we had discussed the possibility of living together so they could take care of us in our “golden years” (we’re already there!).  Our plan was to find a home suitable for two families living together with separate quarters but common living areas (living room, kitchen and dining room).  That idea meant we had to sell our homes (2) and buy one.  It was a stretch for a seller and the real estate agents to deal with two contingencies on the buyers’ part.  We looked and looked, discussed the lack of the type of home we were looking for and with the help of Desi Reyes, our realtor, we came to the conclusion that our plan was not ideal.  So, we backed off and our daughter and her husband continued to look for themselves.  I was feeling nostalgic after a while…I didn’t want to sell my home.  I loved it. In 2017, we had some major construction to be done and the house was a mess with boxes everywhere with things that had to be moved for the construction and not to mention the dust that goes with any kind of construction.  It went on for months and months.  I was tired of having to maintain the home with a limited income.  So, we told our daughter our moving in with them would be sooner than they thought.  After two years of looking for a home, our daughter and her husband purchased a house in our city and large enough for the two of us to share with them.  They gladly reiterated their offer to let us live with them.  Just before the construction was completed, our daughter told us to call Desi to discuss listing our home.  He set up an appointment immediately and gave us in detail what we’d expect in the process of selling.  Desi was so-o thorough and didn’t mind repeating/explaining when we needed to better understand what he was saying.  We listed the house immediately because Desi felt we would sell quickly…nice neighborhood, a park in walking distance, schools nearby, easy shopping and our house was very appealing. Desi set up Open House that weekend and every weekend thereafter.  At 30 days of listing, he advised that if we didn’t have any offers, we needed to lower the price, though we didn’t want to lower it at all.  No offers came and then on the Open House of the 30th day, and just before closing, Desi received 2 offers.  We immediately got together to discuss our options, made a decision and accepted one.  It went into escrow and 30 days later we closed escrow.  What a learning experience and a fun “ride” -- full of excitement and nerves unsettling.  Desi Reyes has over 30 years of real estate experience and it showed!  His expertise shines with every issue that came before us.  We were in good hands.  His demeaner is calming and he always assured us everything was going as scheduled.  Desi was always thinking ahead and made sure we were informed.  He communicated with the Escrow officer continually to be sure our questions were answered and satisfactory.  Desi is a good listener and remembers everything in detail.  He’s fun to be around and we always looked forward to our appointments with him. Thank you, Desi!  You are the best!  With gratitude, The Fukudas

Helene and Harlan Fukuda

Me and my fiance could not find a place for 6 months couldn't find anything.

We got in contact with Brittnie and she asked what we were looking for and set up a email for us to get listings of homes that was available. Made it really easy for us she basically did it all as far as talking to owners making sure we had the right paperwork and everything and know we have a buetiful 3 bedroom 2 bath that we love thank you Brittnie.

Michael

What can we say except WOW!

Brittnie Avery is professional and was always available for us during the entire process. Any questions we had Brittnie was swift with a response either by cell, email or text. I never worried about listing our home with Ms. Avery, she was the best agent for the sell. Her ability to market and hold an open house was treated with an attention to detail of the highest caliber. The photographs taken of our home could have been published in a national magazine. Brittnie helped walk us through the many offers we received and made our journey smooth. This was not a coincidence, Brittnie Avery knows what she is doing. We think of Brittnie as a friend and not just our real estate agent. Victor Machado & Wendy Ochoa

Victor Machado & Wendy Ochoa

We are delighted to have this opportunity to be able to share with others Desi's overwhelming dedication to the real estate industry and his clients.

As first-time homebuyers in 2011, we at first felt as though any prospects within our price-range would be bleak. As a result, we lowered our expectations significantly. However, this changed as soon as we met with Desi. We realized that we were in good hands and immediately felt a sense of confidence and optimism. At the very beginning, Desi equipped us with the right tools, such as Listingbook, to assist us in our search. Due to Desi's expert knowledge of the market, keen negotiating skills, and enduring patience, we ultimately found our home. Desi is an extremely busy man, but when we were out looking at houses or at his office, he always focused his attention on us. He patiently addressed all of our questions, however minor they might have seemed. If he did not have an immediate answer, he would seek one out and get back to us as soon as possible. Desi answered every single one of our phone calls, texts, and emails with a sense of urgency and exhibited only the utmost professionalism. Our search led us to look at a large number of houses, but Desi always maintained a positive approach that we would one day find our perfect home. At some points, we felt as though all hope was lost, but Desi's bright outlook that there would be other houses reassured us that, indeed, there would be, and our hope was quickly restored. Desi has an enormous amount of patience. Our house search occupied nearly a year--definitely not due to lack of houses; rather, our extensive search highlights Desi's patience and emphasizes his concern for us in not merely finding any house, but finding the right house. He never wavered in his approach to showing us houses. We submitted offers on many homes, and throughout each negotiation process, we always felt as though he kept our best interest (and finances) in mind. Desi was working for us, but he always maintained a low-pressure approach. Although it was, and continues to be, a bit of a fixer, we ended up with a beautiful, unique house! We truly believe that we would not have had even the slightest opportunity to purchase this particular home had Desi not been our agent. Something else that we are grateful for is that throughout this process, Desi has become someone we have maintained contact with long after the final papers were signed. He has become a trusted friend. Sincerely, Matt and Danielle Ehrler

Matt and Danielle Ehrler

Heather is a lovely person.

She worked tirelessly to find what I was looking for. She was always patient through all the transitions of my needs adjusting along the way. It was a arduous process and she was always kind and smiling, allowing me to find my way. I cannot imagine a more professional realtor and would recommend her to all I know.

Linda A. Martz

Nichole is hands down the best realtor I've ever had the pleasure of working with.

My Step mother's house was stuck in the seventies and needed rehab. Nichole help me find painters, contractors, hard wood floors, electrical, termite damage and finely the stagers. I was so thankful because I live an hour away and was not familiar with the area. Nichole was always on top of things and when the house was done sold in one week. Use her you will not be sorry!

Leah Carlson

It was a real pleasure to work with Heidi and Markus Brown .

We've owned 5 homes and have never been given such personal attention. They are both confident, professional and extremely knowledgeable.Don't let those fresh young faces fool you! My husband and I both learned so much from them. We have a lovely new home in North Tustin and made new friends along the way!

Amy Mahar

I’ve worked with Mike Hampton as a Sales Agent for more than 29 years.

It’s hard to believe at this point, but that’s half of my life. There are so many positive things that can be said about Mike as a person and also as Manager of First Team’s East Orange County Regional Sales Office. However, I want to focus on several things that have been the most important to me. When I started in real estate the one thing I didn’t want to become was that stereotypical image of a used car salesperson. I came from a corporate environment and I was looking for a work place that offered both professionalism and integrity. Mike’s office embraces both. Outstanding rewards: If you’re willing to listen, learn, practice and, most importantly, implement what he teaches you’ll become a highly skilled real estate sales professional. Sometimes, it takes a little blind faith, but when I do what Mike recommends I’m able to reap outstanding rewards for both myself and my clients.Experience that’s priceless: Mike has more than 40 years of hands-on practical real estate experience. If real estate sales transactions didn’t have problems to solve our clients wouldn’t need an agent. I think Mike has solved almost every real estate related problem at least once, and that’s a priceless resource to his agents and our clients.Lastly, Mike is always fair, reasonable and takes your best interests to heart. I strongly recommend Mike Hampton and the East Orange County Regional Sales Office of First Team Real Estate.

Doug Hamilton

Liz is a very good agent and goes above and beyond what is needed for her clients.

Liz was at every showing for our house and we never had a lock box on our front door as she would see every showing. She also provided all the PPE needed for the showings and would wipe down anything that was touched during the showings. On our home sale we talked frequently and she would volunteer to do things the buyers agent should have been doing and I had to tell her not to as it was the other agent who should be doing these tasks. Being in sales I am not a fan of the real estate process and the costs involved but Liz provided very good value, recommended an Excellent escrow company, and made the transaction as easy as possible. She is good people, works hard, and I would recommend her to anyone. There are a lot of agents out there but few that earn their commissions like Liz does. She really studies the market and knows central OC very well.

Mike Nolan

Very helpful, pleasant and courteous.

Was a pleasure to meet.

Debbie W.

As a first time buyer, I wasn't sure what to expect when it came to purchasing my first home.

But I was pleasantly surprised when working with Heidi and Markus. They took the time to explain the home buying process to me which made my experience much more enjoyable. Their professionalism and loyalty to their clients is outstanding. I will gladly utilize their services when I decide to move up to a larger home. Thank you for all that you did for me.  

Karen McGinnis

Desi was a professional through the entire process.

My Parent's home was a trust sale. After explaining how everything worked, he walked me through each step as the house went on the market. He held an open house and we received 7 offers on the first day. He presented all offers; I made a decision, and the escrow process went very smoothly. We closed in 30 days. I am very pleased with the whole experience.

LIsa Dahl

Knowledgeable in the job; kindness; supportive, well communication and always on time.

we'd like to thank her effort to help us to have a new dream home. and She is really excellent real estate agent. Five stars

Thank Le

My experiences with Joan have been beyond reproach.

She has been my agent in multiple transactions and I have referred her to colleagues and friends. Joan listens attentively to your needs and goals and goes over and beyond expectations to achieve these. From the first contact with Joan through the entire process she works tirelessly to do the very best for her clients. I wholeheartedly and without reservation recommend Joan to handle your real estate needs.

Susan Peters

Ray.

Was very profesional from the day me and my wife met him ,he is very humble. , he helped us a lot with our first house. he knows what he is doing very nice person. From 1 to 10. He got a 10. Thanks for your helped RAy

Freddy Ortiz

My home sale came with several hurdles and obstacles.

Michelle was positive throughout the entire process despite us facing a few setbacks, and she kept me from losing motivation. She made me feel she was personally invested in achieving the best outcome. Michelle was extremely responsive any time I reached out with questions and went above and beyond when it came to making herself available to me or any potential homebuyers and their agents. I would 100% recommend Michelle to anyone.

Amanda N. Scidmore

Nicole is an expert real-estate agent, especially in the Floral and Morrison Park neighborhoods in Santa Ana.

Using her knowledge of the market allowed us to get an offer well in excess of our original valuation. Nicole was on time for meetings, quick to respond to questions and reminded us about Docusign documents we needed to respond to. My wife and I have known Nicole for over 20 years. If we needed to sell another home, we would use her again.

Mark Finch

We are very satisfied customers.

We had Joan help sell for us before, as well a help us find our present home. She is a wonderful, and very helpful agent.

Lloyd Baker

If you are looking for a realtor, your search is over.

Michelle is the BEST realtor you will ever need. She understood my fiancé’s and my needs, wants, and must haves in buying our first home. She delivered to make our dreams come true plus stayed within our budget!! She didn’t give up, although I almost wanted to with the sellers market. She gave great video tours when we couldn’t go in person and has great connects when you want to purchase a fixer upper. You will not be disappointed! She’s part of our family now, we love and trust her! We know when we are ready to purchase our second home or next home, we will go to Michelle again! Oh and she did great trying to speak with our Spanish speaking parents

Marisol Delgado

Dawn is the most genuine RE agent I have known!

She was kind enough to always answer questions and go beyond her duty, even when she was not getting a commission. It just so happens that our son in law represented us in a purchase transa tion that Dawn would have had if it had not been family but she still came through and helped us. Dawn is your gal for Real Estate sales and purchases, Thank you, we will be forever grateful The Aaron Family

Margit Aaron

Andi was awesome to work with and kept us informed of every step of the sales process.

If you want a smooth and worry free experience, Andi is who you want on your side.

Keith

I met her last year at an open house and she had been helping me look for places even when I had my listing with another agent at the time.

So when it came time to re-list, I chose Rebecca and she did not disappoint. Extremely professional and courteous, and absolutely on point when it comes to keeping the lines of communication open between myself as the seller and her as my agent. Will gladly recommend Rebecca to friends and acquaintances when given the chance.

Jinhun C. Park

Greg Carrescia and Ricardo Franco are the best.

Jose Luis Medina & Amelita T. Medina

Markus and Heidi made it their goal to find us exactly what we wanted, even when we weren't exactly sure what we wanted.

They asked us all the right questions and spent a lot of time looking for the best place that would make us happy. With non-stop viewings, they were right there to make sure we saw the house we were interested in right away! They really know how the market works and have a few tricks up their sleeves to make sure you get what you want. The house we really wanted had multiple offers and Markus and Heidi knew exactly how to handle such a situation and the seller countered our offer the very next day. In the end, we were thrilled with how helpful and knowledgeable they were about the process and how to get it done. Even in escrow, they worked their magic and were able to get the sale price reduced. We would absolutely recommend Markus and Heidi and when it comes to selling - they would be the only ones we would call. Thanks you two - you were wonderful!  

Aly Cummings and Casey Rising

They were great explained everything and answered all my questions.

Omar Madrigal

Markus and Heidi just sold our home.

From the first meeting where Markus advised us what was necessary, and not necessary, to prepare our home to sell, to the very end of the sale, they provided the utmost knowledge, negotiation skills, and professionalism. I never stressed on my end because I knew they had our backs. Due to their extensive realtor experience, they knew exactly when to say no or yes and when to push back in the negotiation process. It couldn't have gone better, and our sale had its challenges with demanding buyers. I would highly recommend the Markus and Heidi team to any of my family and friends. Thank you Markus and Heidi!

Lisa R

Kowen Lai- Silverado, CA  Dawn is the best agent I have ever worked with.

Her knowledge and work attitude is the most valuable thing and I would like to highly recommend her to anyone I know.

Kowen Lai

Desi made this process so smooth and uncomplicated.

He guided us through every step and if we had any questions he would explain it thoroughly. All of his hard work gave us the results we wanted. He was there from the beginning to the end. We would highly recommend Desi to our friends and family. Thank you kindly

Teresa Gonzales

Markus and Heidi are a great team and we had an exceptional experience with them in our search for a home.

Markus is patient and genuine and has a unique talent for figuring out what a buyer is looking for in a property. Heidi is thorough, organized, and has tremendous attention to detail. They have a great knowledge and feel of the Orange County real estate market. Every step of the home search and buying process was handled with the utmost professionalism and integrity. No question was too small, and we always felt that our needs were put first. They have our highest recommendation. 

Sudeep and Sara Taksali

Dear Erin & Richard, Art and I wanted to take a moment and thank you both for the great job you did helping us make our dream of home ownership come true!

I knew the first day I met Erin at an open house that we actually had found a team that we could trust and who really cares about people and their needs.  I work in the service industry and it is very difficult to find people who truly understand what service is all about.  We were lucky enough to find this with Erin and Richard. Although there were times that I didn't think we would find just what we were looking for, Erin and Richard never gave up on us.  You both stayed in the game and kept us focused on the end result. We are so happy to be living in our new home.  We can be a family now!  Our son just loves it and so do we. Thanks again for everything you did to help us.  Art & I recommend your services to everyone we know is looking to buy a home.  And down the road we plan to upgrade to a bigger home and will certainly be giving you a call for your assistance. Thanks again!

Linda and Art Grant

Mel is THE BEST!

From the moment I met him at "the" open house, I changed my perspective about realtors. He was professional, knowledgeable and quite personable. Mel walked me through the process of buying my home as well as selling my condo. AND...at times, I was almost catatonic, but Mel calmed my fears, answered my same questions again and again and NEVER lost his patience or his sense of humor. Mel Steiner is the best!

Pat Lenahn

Thank you Markus and Heidi!

They were amazing throughout our entire first time home buying process. They helped us each step of the way and never made us feel rushed or pressured. We are so thankful we worked with them!

Jennifer McCreadie

We loved working with Melissa.

She is very responsive and a detail oriented agent. She didn’t miss a thing and she always caught important details we couldn’t even think of and brought our attention. She understood our expectations and responded accordingly. She has an excellent communication/personal skills. I couldn’t ask for a better agent.

Isil Smith

Kay did an exceptional job staging and showing the condo.

She is great at her communication with the buyer and has very good follow through. She is honest, trustworthy and willing to assist the buyer at any time with any issues. The selling of the home went very smoothly because Kay has the skill and knowledge needed to close the deal.

Jeannine Lawrie

Desi Reyes has helped me with real estate for many years and just recently sold my condo in record time!

His professionalism, knowledge, attention to detail and caring personality have impressed me for years! Thank you, Desi.

Pamela Christensen

Tom Levitt Is A True Professional!

Dara and Desmond Cooper

Mike Hampton is a Great manager, very wise He makes sure you have the tools you need to go against the competition.

I have been working with Mike for my entire career and he is able to give me the the best advise to get the job done. He is very supportive and always has the time to help me accomplish my goals…

Frances L Dunn

Thank you Markus Brown and Heidi Brown!

!! You once again have blown away my expectations when you helped us get our new house. Your professionalism and command over the transaction is second to none. Thank you so much!

Brian and Kelsi Walker

Desi Reyes is FANTASTIC!

He not only sold our long-time home but also led us to a new home through a sellers’ market. You can put your trust in Desi Reyes. He is a professional with integrity and experience who will represent you to the max!

David and Pamela Hopkirk

Maria Montha work tirelessly day and night to get us our dream house.

What she did to get our house was above and beyond. She did great research on the area we wanted. She knew the area (Riverside) fairly well for doing a lot of OC and LA transactions on her resume. She truly is a great Realtor to be on your side.

Lou Benitez

Desi is WONDERFUL!

When I was a child my parents purchased their first home with Desi. We went through the whole home buying process as a family when I was a child at 10 years old and now at 29 years old my little family and I got the opportunity to work with the same realtor my parents worked with. Desi was extremely helpful, knowledgeable and responsive as our listing agent. His professionalism, expertise and excellent interpersonal skills work synergistically to make him a wonderful representative for anyone attempting to purchase or sell a home! My husband and I were first time home buyers and had no idea what we were doing or where to even begin, but Desi was always so kind and patient and made the process as smooth as possible. He explained everything to us in a way that we could understand and was always there for my late-night texts, early morning emails and endless questions. He worked just as hard as we did to find us the perfect house and when we were outbid on our home offers, He was there to pick us back up and help us find our perfect home! He even went above and beyond after we bought our house and got us a gift, handwritten card and a visit! We were so happy to see him! We are so grateful that he was our realtor and that we got the opportunity to work with someone as great as him! My husband, kids and I really appreciate the bond he created! It was a great feeling buying our first home but sad feeling we would not see Desi anymore! We definitely recommend Desi! THANK YOU AGAIN DESI!!!!!!!

Jessica Aguirre and Tony Chavez

We have always been able to count on Desi when selling and buying a home.

His experience and professionalism always made the process smooth and trouble-free.

Leonard & Robyn Correa

Ray was professional, prompt and responsive at all times and answered all of our questions at any given time.

Ray is someone that I will refer in the future to all friends, family and business associates.

Enrico Galaviz

Dear Heidi and Markus,This is a heartfelt letter that is intended to bring light upon you both.

  I?ve known you for over 7 years now; first as friends who share the love of surfing, then again by connecting with our desire to be pro-active in helping restore this charming little town of Tustin; and now as my personal realtors.  And let me say, that the pleasure has been all mine. Your professionalism is over the top but not too much that you can't be real and authentic.  And I love (and laugh) at your uniqueness? that you both bring to your profession and why it is you chose to be a team.  Both right on point with such precision and speed that it just makes me be in awe.  Let my thanks and gratitude come through for all yo'uve done for me and the selling of this property.  You knew your buyer, seller, market, economy, the neighborhood and most important the listing price.  You guys hit this one out of the park.  One week on the market and we were on our way.May we be friends forever as we come and go through life.  And again, the pleasure of our friendship is all mine.

April Pollock

Ray is excellent at what he does!

This is the 3rd house that we buy and Ray is always there to help us.

Jose Manuel Del Toro

Heidi and Markus are extremely knowledgeable about both the Tustin area and the real estate market as a whole.

We felt extremely comfortable using them as our realtors as we knew they always had our best interest in mind. They weren't pushy like other realtors, but provided us with all of the information we needed and answered all of the many questions we had which allowed us to make an informed decision. When it came to the escrow process, Markus and Heidi were with us each step of the way. They never hesitated to go above and beyond for us when we needed their assistance and did so in a personable and professional manner. They were always honest and pleasant and we truly enjoyed getting to know them during the home-buying process.  

Jeremiah and Sharon Meadows

Desi has been a friend of the family for many years and in 2012/2013 he was extremly helpful, encourgaing and ready to ansewr all my questions during the sale of my grandmother's home in Santa Ana.

I appreciated his knowdlege of the process and his energy in getting us to the end. Over the years he has also been a reliable advisor when I needed help on questions associated with other tansactions in south county. He has always been eager to help me and I am sure he will always be there for me. I know that for anyone who has the chance to work with him it will be a positive and rewarding expereince. I am sure he is your top agent, he is definitely mine and I welcome the chance to work with him again. Neil

Neil Morrison

Desi is an Amazing human been!

Who takes his job very seriously, I’m an old customer of him and every time I seek his assistance I couldn’t be more please with his performance, always on time ready to tackle the Issue and please his customer to the best of his ability’. I could continue talking about him but one think I can tell is he’s very special and a Great source to our community I hope we can count on his services for many years to come.

Ana Rodriguez

Mike is a fantastic manager.

He responds quickly, professionally and if he does not have the answer, he gets to the bottom of it pronto! I appreciate his knowledge and kindness. It is a privilege to work with him.

Heather Boyd

I’d recommend Kathryn in a heartbeat.

She is trustworthy and professional, and she will definitely go the extra mile to make sure you are completely happy. I can’t help but tell the whole story to anyone who will listen, because I have total faith and trust in her integrity and expertise and because she is among the most genuinely kindhearted people that I have ever met in my life. So, read on, if you feel so inclined. From the very beginning and throughout my entire home buying experience, Kathryn always remained incredibly patient and professional. Most people probably “shop” around when searching for an agent. Not me. When I went to my bank to prequalify for a loan, they said they’d set me up with an agent. That wasn’t exactly what I wanted to hear. It felt a little bit contrived, and I was skeptical about the whole matching thing – who wouldn’t be? Yet now when I think about it, getting to work with Kathryn was a true blessing. The process of buying your first home is a scary one, especially if you are a single teacher trying to figure out exactly what you want and what you can afford. Let’s face it: first time homeowners are in for a roller coaster of desires, emotions, and paperwork. It’s a daunting process, and I am immensely grateful that Kathryn was my guide through it all. Our journey to finding my home took more than a year. Notice that I said ‘our’ journey. This is because I always felt like Kathryn wasn’t just there to close another sale – she was really an irreplaceable part of the journey. It’s rare to find someone that you can really grow to trust, but Kathryn’s patience, professionalism, and attentiveness really made me feel as if she was the guide I was meant to have for the my home buying experience. Even at the beginning, Kathryn probably knew me better than I did. She has a gift – she knows how to figure out what people really want, even if they don’t realize it themselves. She had me figured out, but she knew I wasn’t quite ready to take a leap of faith in trusting her instincts. So, she gave me time and space to explore the options. Throughout that process, Kathryn armed me with her wisdom, knowledge, and expertise. She cared about me, not the sale. It didn’t matter to her that our search took us over a year – she wanted to me to be absolutely sure that I was getting into something I absolutely loved. With Kathryn, I never felt pressured to make hasty or regrettable decisions. When Kathryn called me to say she found “the one”, I was in disbelief. After all, I was searching online listings with an obsessiveness that I don’t care to admit. How could I miss something? Yet, her voice told me everything I needed to know: she quite possibly had really found “the one.” How did she find it? It was because Kathryn was proactive, working hard without me even realizing it. She had found a home for me just as the owner was preparing to list it, and she arranged for me to take a look at it. And, she was right. It was perfect. But, finding a perfect home didn’t really relieve any of my stress and worries. Kathryn carefully explained every step of the entire process with me, and made sure that I was well informed at every juncture. No detail was left unexplored. Through it all, she was nothing short of the professional you’d want to have, and every bit the guide and mentor you could only hope for. If you’ve taken time to read all of this, please do yourself a favor and give Kathryn a chance to help you with your real estate needs. She is a consummate professional, an attentive guide, a patient mentor, and a knowledgeable and experienced veteran in real estate. Most importantly, she is a woman of integrity who will care about your needs and will always keep your best interests as the top priority.

Kim

Tax time cometh!

Like every year the CPA send your organizer and you think about opening the email. Well this year feels different. My broker invited a tax expert to discuss special ways to Keep more of your hard earned income! What a difference it made! Now I know what questions to ask my CPA. Thanks Mike for your excellent timing!

Linda Binford

"I have recommended Erin Kociela to all of my friends and relatives.

She came into our home and gave much needed advice on how to get ready to sell (even helped with new wall color choices!). Her suggestion on pricing was perfect. Our house soldin one week!!!!! The next step - finding a new home - was even better. Erin patiently showed me more than 20 houses, until we found the perfect new home. This home had multiple offers, and thanks to Erin's negotiating skills, we won the bid! We moved in last December and love our new home. Erin made house shopping an enjoyable experience. She took away all of the stress. I highly recommend Team Kociela!!!!"lhontour20730 Calle Pera, Yorba Linda, CA 92886

Laurie Holden

Kristie Riga is such an easy person to talk to very friendly and is a very approachable person , I had many questions and felt comfortable I feel like I'm not imposing on her time I feel as though she has time for me.

I was going through a difficult time in my life and to sell my home I was on a small budget, Kristie had lots of good advice and wonderful suggestions that kept me within my budget and helped me sell my home she was very patient with me knowing that I did not want to sell the house but had to when a client is put in a position where they have to sell their home they can sometimes be difficult but I was blessed with a wonderful real estate agent Kristie is very nice to work with I recommend her highly. Respectfully Carolyn Guerrero

Carolyn Guerrero

Melissa went out of her way to find us the perfect home in Los Angeles.

I had a very limited time window to look at places and Melissa went above and beyond to make it happen. She thoroughly researched everything ahead of time, found several places that met my exact specifications, set up appointments so we wouldn't waste time and flawlessly took me to see them all. When I found the place I loved, she had the paperwork ready to go, helped me to complete it all efficiently, and she did everything in her power to make sure that I would get the place at the right price. She truly made the experience easy and took all the hassle away that usually comes with finding a place. I would definitely turn to Melissa Aguilera in a heartbeat, anytime I need a realtor in the future. - Vanessa, MD.

Michael Kula is an extremely personable, professional, knowledgeable and efficient agent.

I would strongly recommend anyone looking for a new home or selling their home to ask for Michael. He has a very unique ability to find your forever home in a very fun and easygoing way. Thank you Michael. I am very happy with my new home and your amazing service.

Jake Warden

When it comes to buying or selling your home there is no better then Desi Reyes.

He has represented our family's home sales covering 3 generations. He leaves no stone unturned. His people skills are unmatched. He is honest and trustworthy. When people ask me to recommend a realtor I give his name first with confidence. 100%.

Marlon Bechtol

Desi is AWESOME!

!! His energy, expertise and PATIENCE make him a great agent to work with. He was with us every step of the way and always made sure we knew just what we were getting into before making any big decisions. Even while he was away for the Memorial Day weekend, he kept in direct contact with us and made sure we had another agent on call to help us should anything pop up unexpectedly. One of the other things we really appreciate about Desi is his expert eye when viewing a home. He thinks of things that sometimes, we, the buyer just don't think about - natural lighting in the house vs. a dark house, driveway conditions, overhead streetlights, wear and tear that might need fixing - his experience truly shines through in these little details. We would highly recommend Desi to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. He truly helped make a stressful process much easier to walk through!

Javier and Joni Prado

I met Desi through a family member that resides in the same neighborhood many years ago while visiting from out of state.

  I live out of state and was looking to purchase a second home to stay when visiting California; Desi sold me a house on the same block as my brother and was very impressed with his professionalism and knowledge of the market. Desi did an excellent job in representing both seller and myself in the transaction, he kept me informed at all times, answered calls personally, rarely did I have to leave a message on his voicemail.  Since the purchase of my second home, Desi has represented me in the purchase of six or seven income properties.  His knowledge, experience,  accessibility, sence of humor, has earned him my real estate business and trust!  

Efrain Avina

Andi helped us sell our first house, buy and then sell our second house.

She is hard-working, reliable, honest, warm, and as professional a realtor you could hope for. In our last transaction, the agent for the seller was a flake, but Andi took care of everything. She is also a very tactful in making suggestions on pricing, responding to offers, etc. I have recommended Andi to others, and I would do it again. She's the best.

ken zanca

Todd is professional, knowledgeable and honest.

His ability to understand the current market, property value and expertise in working with other realtors, escrow companies and loan officers makes him one of the best realtors out there. I am thankful he represented me in the sale of my home.

Terilyn Walker

Michelle was a blast to work with!

She had patience with me and knew how to maneuver a tough market which ultimately led to getting a great deal on the home I wanted! Not only was she great professionally but she was also such a sweetheart. Highly recommend her!

JacDag

My family has known Desi for many years and his always has been in communication with us.

  I highly recommend Desi for anyone that is looking to purchase or sell a property; Desi is very professional and demonstrates honesty and is willing to advise on the pros and cons of homes one is viewing respecting the customers opinions too.  Desi provides lots of advise  so that the customer is able to make an informed decision.  I would be able to continue to speak about Desi, he is a special and amazing person which he demonstrates in his professionalism.  My family looks forward to continue a great relationship with Desi, he is a wonderful person.  Desi thak you for your service!

Ana Romero

I first tried a family realtor with many promises.

My end result was multiple requests to drop my price until I finally had to cut ties. I later received a high recommendation of a Realtor named Desi Reyes. I was told Desi is High Energy, Highly Motivated, and Extremely Knowledgeable in his field. After my interview with Desi, I was happy to see he was everything as advertised. He was up front about a few minor changes/upgrades that would give my home more curb appeal. I made said changes as he suggested & Desi even went as far as bringing in some of his own furniture props to showcase the home. The pictures he had taken for my listing were nothing short of AMAZING! He even had my home showcased in a local real estate publication. Desi immediately began the open house process. The end result was in approximately (2) weeks time, Desi had several offers on my home. We took what he believed was the strongest offer. My house closed as scheduled and I did not once drop my asking price with Desi. He successfully sold my home for the Full Asking Price. I would like to add that Desi was with me every step of the way on this whole process. From Beginning to End! My ONLY regret was not knowing & using Desi from day one. Desi Reyes, Thank YOU so much for all your hard work in this process. I can honestly say that you are truly an "AMAZING REALTOR"! I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone who is looking for great results. Thank You!

Eddie Gomez

This was our first home purchase and our First Team Real Estate Agent, Brittnie Avery was guiding us every step of the way.

Not only is she amazing, but also brilliant, knowledgeable, very supportive and effective communicator. She is the type of person you can really trust with your big life decision. I would recommend her to anyone that is thinking of purchasing or selling a home. Sincerely, The Quintero Family

Yasmin & Valentín Quintero

Ray was amazing from the day we met him.

He listened to our suggestions and after lots of VERY QUICK searching he found us our dream home.

Corinne & Matthew Kirkendall

My wife and I enjoyed working with Nicole on the sale of our house.

She was always prompt and courteous in our meetings and responded quickly to any questions that we had during the process. She kept us on to of all the signatures on forms that were circulated via DocuSign due to the pandemic. While I am sure she would do a great job in any location, she has an incredible knowledge of the Floral/Morrison Park neighborhoods and (IMO) helped us sell for much more than we would have received had we tried to sell it ourselves or used someone unfamiliar with the neighborhood and the values of the houses on each street.

Mark Finch

"Mel and Nichole were very hands on through the whole process of selling our home.

They handled the transaction with extreme excellence and professionalism. They were in constant communication throughout the entire process and were always ready available to answer any or all of our questions. We highly recommend them to help you sell your home!"

Curt and Beverly Thomas

Kathryn Hampton walked us through the entire process of selling and buying a home.

She was professional, encouraging, thorough, and extremely helpful in helping us to make wise decisions. We give Kathryn Hampton five stars for excellence!

Alicia Bausley

Brittnie was amazing!

We originally were working with a different realtor and we looked at some houses and then realized she wasn’t very helpful and we were thinking it’s because we are just looking to rent and there’s not as much reward for the realtor, so we were thinking of just doing it all ourselves. Thank goodness a friend referred us to Brittnie. She was available when we needed her and so easy to communicate with and get info and updates quickly. When we did meet with her, she was patient and understanding of our specific needs and likes and dislikes while looking at house after house. She was also extremely friendly and just all around nice to be around. She found us the perfect place in the end and made the process so much more simple and enjoyable for us as renters. Would definitely recommend her to anyone I know looking for a great realtor! Thank you brittnie!

Lauren cooper

Chris is great.

He understood our goals and worked together with us and the seller to make this usually stressful transaction go seamlessly. We are very happy with our home purchase and would recommend him to any prospective buyer in that area.

Karl Suh Sunyun Kim

Brittnie was an absolute professional.

From the first meeting to the close of escrow, Brittnie made the process of selling our home easy and stress free. What we appreciated most about Brittnie was her frequent communication and timely follow up along the way. She gave us open and honest information based on her professional experience and data about what was going on in our neighborhood and where the market was at. As a result, we sold our house for more than we expected and much faster than we could have imagined. Thank you Brittnie...you were a pleasure to work with and a great person to boot!

Lennon Family

I had many questions in reference to purchasing a home, or at least getting informed about the process and how I can go about doing so.

Kristie, was really helpful and so professional. I do recommend you contact her for any mortgage needs! - Jeff Nelson

Jeff Nelson

Unbelievable Patience, understanding, constantly helping us thru the process.

We could not have been easy for her to deal with and she made it seem effortless. Could not have been happier with everything. Thanks sooooo much!!!!

Darin King

Honest and hard working couple

Ross Bogert

My wife and I were first time home buyers and were extremely nervous about purchasing a new home.

Desi patiently answered every question and walked us through every step as we made our first offer. Because we made an offer on a short sale, the process was not as straight forward as a traditional purchase. The circumstances surrounding our short sale purchase were particularly laden with pitfalls, and we truly believe if it were not for Desi’s expertise in handling short sales, and his tireless efforts in ensuring the sale went through, we would not have landed our dream home. Desi is an extremely hard worker and he is always on top of every detail. He is an active presence in the area and I still reach out to Desi anytime I have a question regarding our home or neighborhood, and he is always immediately there for us. We recommend Desi highly. Sincerely Robert and Esther

Robert Galluci

We love Erin because she pours her heart and soul into her listings and her clients.

No listing is too big or too small and she is able to come up with the most creative ideas. It was important to us to be able to reach Erin when needed and she was always there. Our home was listed by Erin during the economic downturn and by the time she was finished we were in a bidding war. Because of this we were able to purchase the home of our dreams. We always tell our friends, family and new acquaintances Erin and her team are the ones to take care of their real estate needs. Thank you Erin for all you have done for us.

Judie and Woody Dike

''Desi Is A AWESOME PERSON.

HE HELPED MY WIFE AND I PURCHASED ARE 1ST HOME. HE MADE THE EXPERIENCE TO BUY A HOME VERY EASY. VERY FRANDINLY PERSON. HE AWALYS MAKING SURE EVERYTHING WAS TAKING CARE OF. WE WILL USE HIM FOR NEXT TIME WE PURCHASED A HOME. THANK YOU!

Frank adame

Ms.

McCallum is a hard worker. Always went the extra mile. She found houses we passed by on the Internet including the one we bought. She was there whenever we needed her. The best.

Jim DiCiaccio

We would like to recognize our real estate agent, Brittnie Avery, for doing an excellent job at assisting us with the sale of our home in Anaheim and the purchase of our home in Corona.

Brittnie is very professional and knowledgeable as it pertains to the real estate business. She was always courteous and patient and willing to help in any way she could. We would recommend Brittnie and her expertise to anyone needing a real estate professional. We wish Brittnie much success in her professional career. The Godoy Family

Godoy FAMILY

Desi did a great job as our real estate agent.

He was knowledgeable, reliable, trustworthy and very patient as we looked for the right place for our family. I recommended him to our son and his wife and they were equally impressed with Desi's performance. We highly recommend him.

Maria Frias

We highly recommend Erin and Jay of Team Kociela!

With their help we bought our first condo and it is better than we could have imagined. When we started looking for homes in North Orange County, we didn't realize at first how competitive the market was. We ran into quite a few tough situations where we relied completely on Erin's advice and years of experience to guide us to the best decision. We spent a lot of time together, sometimes looking at homes 2 or 3 times a week and we have become good friends with Erin and Jay in the process. Within only 2 months we found our first place, and we could not be happier as first time home buyers!

Yannick Lambrecht

Contacting Lisa Clark to sell our home was one of the best decisions we made.

We knew we were getting a professional Realtor, but she surpassed our expectations. Upon her first visit, we had a solid plan to sell our home. Lisa left us with a list of tasks to focus on and spent a lot of time preparing our home to show. her connections added value; She had a top-notch electrician, plumber, termite service representative and a handyman to the required work. To boot, she and Katherine beautifully staged of our home. And with our staging plan in place, she even rolled up her sleeves and assisted in prepping the house for market. Lisa knows the Orange Hills and Orange Park Acres area. Her knowledge of the neighborhood provided insight into the market. This resulted in a final sale at to our asking price. The pictures on our listing made us almost regret selling the place! Lisa was there to advise us every step of the way. Lisa knows how to go above and beyond in making sure everything is done appropriately, and most of all, she is a woman of integrity. We put our trust in Lisa and it paid off.

Dave & Elena Ross

Thank you so much for taking care of all the details of getting our house listed, seen and most importantly SOLD!

We appreciate all you did to make the transaction seamless and stress-free!! AND then for helping us find our ideal home too! Thank you!!!!

Michelle & Simon F.

I absolutely could not have made a better choice when deciding upon a Real Estate Agent to sell my property!

! I had a very complicated property transaction to be dealt with. It consisted of three separate parcels, two of which were vacant land with barns and the third of which was a home built in 1964 that while it had been maintained, it didn't have the common upgrades seen in today's market place. All parcels combined were approximately 1.5+ acres, and as a result of the configuration of the 3 parcels, they all had to be sold with concurring escrow closing dates, all of which were was successfully sold within a month, w/ 45 day escrow, to 2 separate buyers. If that wasn't a challenge in itself, I added to that challenge by deciding, mid-stream, to purchase of another property in a completely different County, that had to also coincide with, and be contingent upon, the successful closing of the 3 properties. Markus was always one step ahead, worked with the buyers, the sellers, other agents and myself, on nearly a daily basis. I am amazed (but not really) because I know when you have a really good RE Agent, things get done. I cannot say enough as to his professionalism, expertise, and knowledge of not only the real estate market but of buyers, sellers, other agents, financing, codes, etc. Markus works as a team with his wife Heidi (m&h brown & associates) and the two of them get things done in a double check fashion... the smallest detail is not overlooked. They answer your questions and respond to your concerns very quickly and with detailed information. Whether you are a Seller or a Buyer, your best interest is always first (always!!) Many people find the sale of a home to be overwhelming and stressful but instead I found the entire sale process to be smooth, organized, planned and enlightening. My only regret is not having more properties for them to sell!

Debra Brown

Thank you very much.

We were extremely happy with the way you handled the sale and you guys rock. It's nice being able to trust your real estate agents with your eyes shut. 

Ken and Fabiana Muench

thank you for your excellent service!

! got house super easy and super happy!!!!!

Mr. and Mrs. Avina

Our experience with Sally was great.

She and Lucy were always responsive and helpful with all of our questions. We happened upon Sally and her team at an open house were attended. We ended up putting in an offer for that place and she prepared all the docs and sent everything over very quickly. We ended up putting in offers for 3 places and each time she prepared the docs perfectly. Third times a charm and we ended up with our current home in part of how she 'sold' us to the seller and we appreciate her effort very much! We're very happy in our new place and thankful for Sally and Lucy's help in the entire process :)

Laura Podell

When I first interviewed with Mike I made a committment to myself to stay for 5 years because I knew that the training was the best out there.

Fifteen years later I'm still here. Mike is a great broker and I appreciate all the years of support he has given me. He has always had my back. Thank you Mike!

Katherine Marquez

Sally has helped us now with two homes.

One lease and one purchase. She is thorough, thoughtful, very patient, and professional. Her ultimate goal is to get you in the home you want. She was available at short notice, she kept a vigilant eye on new listings, went to open houses, even on her own if she thought it could be “the one”. We highly recommend Sally.

Julie Valente

Mike is awesome!

He is one of the reasons why I'm at First Team! I interviewed 6 Brokers and he was far and above the best! He is extremely knowledgable regarding residential real estate! He always has time for me when I have a question about a listing I have or helping a Buyer! He makes my job easier and more enjoyable! T. Scott Jackson

T. Scott Jackson

Kelly was a great agent!

Good communication, honest! and on time for every appointment!!! You won’t go wrong choosing Kelly!!

Marek & Terresa Moritz

Mr Reyes' professional approach and extensive knowladge in matters of real estate was a guarantee for a highly satisfying experience and a successful conclusion of our real estate transaction in a timely manner.

I will recommend his professional services to all of my family members as well as to all of my friends and colleagues.

Henry Koleny

I recently needed to sell my 2nd home, condo located in Brea California.

I was also in the process of moving my personal residence at the same time. Joan was a miracle worker. She did everything for me as if was the one doing it. From getting the ready, showing it and selling it. All by emails, phone and text. It was the easiest thing I ever done. Joan was simply amazing. No one could have done what she did for me. Thank You Joan.

Ken Paige

Rebecca was great - she was responsive, attentive and was patient with all of my insanities and particularities.

Her style matched well with my demeanor and she was very helpful. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a home.

Scott Takeshi Arakawa

Andi has worked our neighbor hood for years.

Has always been helpful with information . She serves the neighbor hood well.

Gary and Judy Sarver

Responsiveness should be 10 stars!

Liz was always willing to do whatever it took to immediately show me properties I was interested in seeing. She skillfully and professionally handled negotiating a perfect home in our price range for our family. We are very grateful to her.

Terri Diane

Our experience with Desi could not have been better.

With years of experience behind him, Desi really does know how best to market a property. After hiring a professional photographer to represent our condo in online listings and listing our property, he hosted an open house on our first day on the market. We received a cash offer at the open house and closed escrow in 30 days. The whole process was so easy. Desi communicated clearly at every step of the process, so we knew what was happening and what we needed to do. We were very pleased to have Desi representing us and cannot speak highly enough of him.

Nathan Flowers

I recently had to help my mom sell her No Tustin home of 40 years.

I live in Pasadena, so it was very important to me to work with a realtor team that I could rely on to advise me and help me stage her house for sale since I wasn't local to the area. The team was easy to get a hold of (text, email, phone), quick to respond, respectful of our desires and patient with our concerns. Erin Kociela has the most amazing eye and her suggestions for prepping the house for sale were perfect in that they were very budget friendly, yet had a huge wow factor. The house showed incredibly well and we received several offers within days of it going on the market -- all at or above asking. The team then did an impressive job of negotiating on our behalf to get my mom the best possible sales price. Their attitude and approach not just to us, but to potential buyers and other agents was always professional, friendly and courteous. Not only are they excellent in a business capacity, they are truly nice and caring people so it was a pleasure working with them.

Ruth Kokka

It’s been an absolute pleasure working with Sally.

Always available 24/7 and at our disposal with any questions during our dream home purchase process. Her knowledge experience and attention to detail and customer service is second to none. Would highly recommend her to any friends and family and will definitely use her in the near future.

Ismael

Dear Heidi and Markus, This is a heartfelt letter that is intended to bring light upon you both.

  I've known you for over 7 years now; first as friends who share the love of surfing, then again by connecting with our desire to be pro-active in helping restore this charming little town of Tustin; and now as my personal realtors.  And let me say, that the pleasure has been all mine. Your professionalism is over the top but not too much that you can't be real and authentic.  And I love (and laugh) at your uniqueness that you both bring to your profession and why it is you chose to be a team.  Both right on point with such precision and speed that it just makes me be in awe.   Let my thanks and gratitude come through for all yo'uve done for me and the selling of this property.  You knew your buyer, seller, market, economy, the neighborhood and most important the listing price.  You guys hit this one out of the park.  One week on the market and we were on our way. May we be friends forever as we come and go through life.  And again, the pleasure of our friendship is all mine.  

April Pollock

Desi and the team he had working on selling my place did a great job!

!!!! He always informed us on how the sale was going and anything the bank needed he got it done right away. If I have somebody looking to buy or sell their home I will recommend him 100% right away. Thanks for all the help.

Angel Baez

Brittnie is AMAZING!

I would highly recommend her to family and friends! Brittnie goes above and beyond to make sure her clients are happy and that goes along way! Thank you for all your help in our transaction we can't Thank you enough!

SOFIA CEJA JEFFREY BROWN

It was a pleasure working with Maria who seemed to have all the answers to our questions and found her to always go above and beyond our expectations.

I would recommend her who made our transaction easy and painless. She always had our best interest in mind and guided us through the whole process.

Serina Tan and Peng Long

I had been searching for a rental in Orange County, closer to work for a couple of months and found the ideal place through Zillow; with Desi being the real estate agent overseeing the listing.

It was my first time renting and did not know what I was doing. Desi made the whole process of filling in rental applications and agreements easy and less daunting. Desi was quick to respond to my inquiry about the apartment and met me the same day to show it to me. Desi’s professionalism and attention to my situation and needs is truly appreciated. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a rental or home.

Jorge Godinez

she has been awesome!

quick and efficient, answered all my questions honestly.

Ashli R.

I highly recommend Markus and Heidi Brown.

  They are very professional, thorough and knowledgeable. Not once through our entire process did I feel like I needed to be concerned because I knew we were in good hands.  Markus really has a wealth of knowledge about the local area as well as many aspects of structural issues in and around homes.  He has a really good eye for seeing things that most people miss when looking at properties.  Markus stood by us over a very long period of time and I am grateful for it. We originally started our search some years back but had to put it on hold.  Markus was always great about keeping in touch during this time.  Once we started our search again, we had very specific needs in a very small location area.  It took us a long time to find what we really wanted and Markus really helped us stay on track.  He was always very honest about the homes we looked at and whether or not it really met our needs.  His input was invaluable. Our property search would have been extremely different without him.  Once we found a place, we had the opportunity to work with Heidi.  Heidi is extremely thorough and keeps everything moving smoothly during the escrow process as well as managing the schedule if you plan on selling your home.  Truly, I couldn’t have asked for a better team!  Markus and Heidi are amazing!

Aarti and Amish Kalyani

Todd is professional and understands his buyer's needs for a home.

He has excellent knowledge of the current market and can make your dream home a reality. One of the best realtors out there!

Terilyn Walker

This real estate team is certainly excellent.

With decades of experience, they take care to turn around transactions/documents/services as quickly as can be and go way more than just the extra mile.

Kevin Cox

Before I purchased the house in Laguna Beach, I was living in San Diego, but wanted to buy a house in Orange County, so a local honest and capable agent is critical.

I watched the housing market on www.redfin.com for about five years and worked with quite a few agents. A fundamental issue with agents is that they always pushed me to take another look after each house visit, then pushed me to write an offer. This is understandable because they are working towards their commission, but forced me to wonder what is the point to work with an agent. Since I can find pretty much all homes on the market from redfin, I decided to deal with the seller's agent directly. This approach eventually led me to Markus. After seeing one of his listings in North Tustin, both my wife and I realized that Markus is different, so we tentatively asked Markus to set up our next house seeing visit. It turned out that Markus is extremely knowledgeable about the makret and the condition of the houeses, such as issues with them and how much it would cost to get them fixed. During and after each visit, he always gives his opinions. This went a long way to building a trusting relationship. We made quite a few offers, but did not ink the deal.  We finally went into our first escrow with a house in Laguna Beach. There was musky smell in the garage/basement, so we asked our home inspector's opinion and even hired a contractor to evaluate the situation. Their opinions were that this problem was fixable with improved ventilation, so I was planning to close escrow. A few days before our 17-day grace period, Markus suddenly recommended me to cancel the escrow: he somehow dug up a lot of evidence, including talking to the original plumber, and concluded that the problem is structural and that the seller tried but failed to fix the problem. Have you heard something like this: your agent telling you to cancel the escrow? Another benefit of working with the Brown team is that Heidi is specialized in escrow and she is the same in terms of professionalism and placing clients' interest above their own. I am a perfectionist, but was able to gain confidence in Heidi so quickly that we went on vacation in Hawaii for one week during our escrow on the home we ended up purchasing, without initiating any phone calls to check the status. We are very happy with our new home and the whole purchase experience. We know a lot of things could go wrong and have heard many horrible stories. I guess we were lucky running into Markus and then Heidi and would like express our sincere gratitude. Thank you, Markus and Heidi.

Yuli Yu

We closed escrow today on my parent's home.

Desi was very patient and professional when dealing with two 85 year olds. He always made sure that they knew and understood the process and helped them stage their house before open house. It was very successful and sold within a week to a very strong buyer. Thank you Desi for your work ethic, knowledge, and professionalism. You will always be our #1 realtor!

Rogelio and Isabel Landrian

My wife and I were looking for a home in the Tustin Area and went to many open houses.

We were not working with any realtors and of course at each open house we visited brought a variety of realtors trying to solicit us for representation. After visiting some 20-30 homes there was one realtor that stood out above the rest. A realtor that was very knowledgeable, professional, non-pushy and just easy to talk to...that realtor was Erin Kociela. Not only did we choose her to represent us in purchasing our current home, she has become a friend. I highly recommend Team Kociela if you are looking for a truly good realtor to represent you to buy or sale a home.

Devin Wozencraft

Markus and Heidi represented us while selling our North Tustin home last summer (2015).

Multi-faceted marketing was thorough and tasteful. Professional but personable, efficient but patient and communicative, Markus and Heidi minimized the anxiety and uncertainty that accompanies the sales process. They devoted themselves exclusively to our best interests as clients and, in the end, got us an excellent price for our house. 

Bill and Jan Winter

Markus and Heidi Brown are an amazing team.

Not only did they help me sell my condo in south county, but they found me the perfect house in Tustin, just where I wanted to be. They have held my hand through the entire process, made me feel comfortable with the large purchase of a new home, and have been true professionals. There isn't anyone else I would want to handle this task. Thank you Markus and Heidi!

Jessica Mahar Christie

Desi has been our family's realtor for several years selling 4 properties and purchasing one.

He is easy to work with, thorough in his paperwork, extremely knowledgable of the real estate market and very respectful. My two properties each sold within one week. We have found a new friend in Desi!

Judy Haglund

I am so thankful to be working in Real Estate for not just the Best Company, but also for the Best Manager.

Thank you Mike for all you do for me and the office. What a wonderful 20 something years it has been!

Joan Befort

Chris was excellent throughout the process.

Thank you.

Kanitha Porter

We have bought and sold more than a few homes over our 35 years of marriage.

  Most recently we were fortunate enough to meet Melissa Aguilera and put our trust and confidence in her to sell our home and buy a new home while dealing with a very difficult real estate market.  There are no ratings high enough to describe her level of customer service.  She gave us excellent, highly professional service, provided expertise and knowledge of the crazy real estate market, displayed the highest quality of attention to every detail of the whole process, and explained each step of the process in an easy, understandable manner.  Best of all, she sold our house for us for more money than we ever thought we would get for it, and then she was able to find us our new “dream house” and got our offer accepted.  It’s very important in selecting a realtor to have someone who communicates well.  Melissa always answers her phone or text message immediately and always follows up on questions or concerns in a very timely manner.  And you always enjoy talking with her because she is such a friendly and professional person.  Her skill and knowledge are outstanding.   You cannot select a better person to represent you if you are in the housing market right now.  We will never use anybody besides Melissa in the future.  We give her the highest recommendation! -Christine & Joe

I have worked with Joan on several transactions.

She is extremely professional and knowledgeable, and takes excellent care of her clients.

Renee Rodda

Steve did a great job

Edward Silvas Joe Alvarez

This was the second time that Andi sold a home for us.

Both times have been a very pleasant, stress free experience and the homes sold in less than 10 days! Andi is very thorough and made herself available day and night for any questions or concerns that I had. I definitely recommend Andi to anyone selling their home. You won't be disappointed!

Lisa Sweeney

Maria was very helpful from the beginning.

She informed of the downpayment assistance program that made my dream of owning a home come true. She has been there every step to guide and help me with the process as it was my first time purchasing a home. She has been very patient through every step. Looking forward to working with her in the future!

Katreena Gako

Erin, I really enjoyed working with you.

Bringing a sale to a successful close for both buyer and seller is a team effort. I wish everybody worked the way you did. The sellers are very happy that your buyers love the home and are moving in. Thanks for everything. Laura

Laura Ginn

Brittnie did a wonderful job of helping me navigate the home buying process.

She was very thorough and was always following up and keeping me up to date on outstanding offers and especially during the escrow process. I would highly recommend her for any of your real estate needs.

Claudia

I have worked with Joan on several transactions over the years.

As soon as I met her I knew that I could trust her to take care of my family. She has always had our best interest in mind and has done everything she can to ensure we have anything we need even after we’ve closed escrow. Joan exemplifies professionalism, has a tremendous wealth of knowledge and impeccable attention to detail, and is always honest. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an agent.

Lisa Mackey

I've had the wonderful opportunity working under Mike's leadership.

He is a down to earth individual and an excellent manager with years of in depth industry knowledge and experience. He is able to guide both new and seasoned agents throughout every aspect of the real estate process and never hesitates to answer any questions. I totally recommend him.

Josh Lee

Erin is not only an awesome real estate agent but a great person.

She is always follows up and updates us on new listings, always available for showings and open houses. She has a great knowledge on the market and is great at guiding both buyers and sellers. Erin is honest and reliable.

Wendy and Jon Kish

I feel very informed on taking my steps to purchase my first home.

I'm thankful for her time and knowledge. It's been a pleasure meeting her. Feel really great about working with her.

James

08/05/2014 Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Walnut Village, Irvine, CA.

Rebecca made the whole process of selling our home as stress-free as possible. I always knew that she was in it for us. I respected her opinions and welcomed her advice. She was also our agent on buying our new home. Both transactions were negotiated fairly and to the satisfaction of all involved. I would highly recommend her as a buying or selling agent

Kathy Zuorski

Team Kociela was everything I needed for this experience.

From the beginning they answered every question and gave me their expertise to make smart and informed decisions. Erin was kind and calming, talking me off the ledge when I would panic about repairs, timelines, and feedback from visitors. Team Kociela makes sure that selling and buying a home is as smooth and you feel completely supported by their wonderful network of people.

Jennifer Acuna

Brittnie was always there to answer questions.

We had been searching for just the right realtor. Brittnie put us at ease about the buying process while at the same time negotiating, reviewing paperwork and handling the escrow for us. Brittnie really cared about us and our buying experience! If you're EVER looking to buy or sell I would call Brittnie ... HANDS DOWN she's wise beyond her years and good at what she does. Thanks so much Brittnie !!!

A. Del Rio

I met Liz during an open house.

I was having issues with a current agent and explained what I was looking for. Within 2 weeks she was able to find me a home that fit all my needs. She did the research, previewed the houses for me to weed out the ones that didn't fit my needs, and negotiated with the sellers for our terms. I then recommended her to my parents to sell their home and she again amazed me. She was able to find solid buyers whom really loved the home and negotiated expertly to get my parents the best price for their home. She was always professional, patient and honest with us which was appreciated.

Kim Peters

I have had the pleasure of knowing Desi for over 8 years.

He has undoubtedly the most passion and drive to deliver results that well exceed his clients expectation. Desi's expertise, high integrity and strong work ethic make him the only Realtor you will ever want to work with. He recently sold our home in Orange and I was in awe with how Desi made our selling process a walk in the park. We listed late Spring and was in Escrow in less than 60 days. We were exceptionally pleased with end result . Throughout the selling process I could not have imagined a more gratifying overall sales experience. Desi was very patient and helped explain each step with us and ensured we were always ready to move forward with all decisions we felt were the best for selling our home. My spouse and I will be house hunting soon and look forward to working with Desi Reyes in finding our forever home. In my Career, my paths cross with dozens of Realtors maybe even hundreds, and of all the Realtors whom I've had the pleasure of working in a professional capacity none hold a candle to my go to Realtor for Life, Desi Reyes. We highly recommend Desi for all your Sale and Purchasing Real Estate needs.

Luis Echeveste

Brittnie is a true professional.

In today's business climate, the use of e-mails and texts is the norm. However, Brittnie went the extra mile by personally communicating with us by calling every night with updates/progress reports. I would not hesitate to use Brittnie for all my area real estate transactions.

Rick H.

Mike was great from start to finish!

He was able to go above and beyond to help me with any questions and concerns I was having to make the whole process smooth. He was very attentive to my sale and made me feel valued. I would HIGHLY recommend him for all your real estate needs

Eric

We highly recommend Markus and Heidi Brown.

They did a great job helping us sell our North Tustin home. They are professional, responsive, experienced and knowledgeable. Great to work with.

Jerry and Betsy Leth

Kelly provided sound, knowledgeable counsel and advice throughout the process of selling our house.

He was always available and easy to contact. He helped us find resources to make the home sellable and guided us through the process from start to sale. He is a great partner and friend and a valued resource to us.

Derry Mellott

Dawn & Troy just closed the sale of our mother's home.

Since I had to act as a fiduciary for my mother, I was most concerned about getting the best deal for her and in a limited amount of time. Both of them were extremely professional, consistently went beyond the call of duty, and regardless of the many hurdles - always had a quick response. I felt they always put our interests first. The bottom line was we got the price we wanted & they made it a fairly painless process. For family, friends & client I would confidently refer their services.

Mike Emge

Things don't always go smoothly with buying and selling.

Kathryn has had a great ability to deal with chaos with sellers. And able to calm me down when needed. Have never met someone that didn't like her. One of her biggest attributes is her honesty. She isn't a "salesman". And I appreciate that!

Debbie Brown

Tom is highly knowledgable of the market, very professional, highly responsive and knows his product.

I strongly recommend him for all the real estate needs

Boligala Raju

Kathryn worked hard to get me the purchase price I needed and streamlined the entire transaction.

I look forward to working with and recommending her in the future.

Kimberly Howorth

Andi helped two of our daughters buy and sell homes and now we had the pleasure of working with her to sell our home of 38 years.

It is both exciting and stressful to sell a home you have lived in for so long. Andi made the process so much easier because of her knowledge of the industry, the area, and due to her friendly and professional demeanor. There is so much to know now to sell a home. Andi has the experience you need for all to go as smooth as possible. We give her a high recommendation!

David & Jill Bales

Mr.

Betts helped my girlfriend and I find our first spot together in Yorba linda. We had a great experience viewing a couple of choices that we narrowed down. The whole process can be quite overwhelming but with Mr. Betts help, it was a breeze. Highly recommended and very professional, will definitely be using Mr. Betts for any future purchases.

Garrett

Great job so far under difficult, unusual and challenging circumstances a short sale through a probate Mike Walsh, Atty

Michael T Walsh, Esq

Rarely do you make a decision in life that you just KNOW is the right decision.

Coming to work for Mike Hampton at First Team is the best decision I have made in years. I am so happy with his leadership and the office is such a friendly atmosphere. Every week at our meetings we all learn from each other making this the best group of real estate professionals around! Thanks Mike for contacting me!

Tracy Frasz

randy orrick reviewed Rebecca Baker   08/06/2015   Helped me buy a homeRebecca was a Godsend to us in helping us find a home.

She stayed with us every step of the way and if not for her, I don't think we would have made the deal work for the home we wanted without her attention to detail and expertise. I can't say enough about the importance of having a real professional when buying a home. Rebecca had our best interests in mind and I can honestly say she saved us so much time and grief and being new in town, lined us up with a great network of people to help with our new house.

Randy

07/16/2014 Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Whittier, CA.

As first time buyers we knew little about the home buying process. Rebecca helped guide us every step of the way. She was patient, honest, and successfully assisted us in finding the perfect house.

David

These two make the best real estate agent team ever.

Markus was so full of information when it comes to searching for a home. He knows the signs of potential problems, how much renovations will cost, and is very knowledgeable on housing prices. Both Markus and Heidi are informed on the happenings of Tustin, which greatly helped us when choosing a house in Tustin. They led us to certain resources that assured us that where we bought was suited for us. Heidi was awesome when we went into escrow. She was on top of everything that we needed to do, which made our job very easy. She was actually better prepared than our escrow company. She is definitely someone you want on your side. Last but not least the two of them are great when it comes to negotiating. They knew what it would take to get our house. Thank you so much. We couldn't have done this without your hard work and professionalism.

Brian and Kelsi Walker

My Wife And I Both Have Such High Regards For Tom Levitt.

His Professionalism Supercedes Any Of The Previous Realtor's That We Have Worked With In The Past. He Is An Honest And Respectable Guy And God Willing He Will Be Our Realtor For Life.

Dara and Desmond Cooper

06/21/2014 Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Orange, CA.

We absolutely loved our realtor Rebecca Baker! She helped us find and purchase our very first home. Prior to beginning our search we had been cautioned by friends and family that the house hunting/buying process would be painstaking and frustrating. But because of Rebecca, our experience was swift and painless. She really did a wonderful job taking on most of the more difficult responsibilities while allowing us every moment of the fun stuff. She made every effort to get us through the seemingly endless paperwork with ease and simplicity. We will definitely recommend her to our friends, and most certainly will use her again (should we ever have to leave this dream home!)

Shannon Rozar

Ray was absolutely amazing.

We had worked with a previous realtor, but had given up and turned to earching for a rental when we met Ray. He gave us the expertise we needed to become homeowners. He was patient and was able to adapt to our entire family's tastes. I am truly glad we had Ray to help us through this intimidating transaction.

Ivette Menjivar

In the time I have known Mike Hampton, I have thoroughly appreciated his guidance and leadership abilities.

He has always been very helpful and informative no matter what situation arises. I have nothing to say but the highest regards for Mike and the Tustin office.

Alysha Shane

My wife and I decided to hire Desi to sell or condo because the realtor we used to buy the condo five years before tried to push properties not suitable to us.

Desi was not like that at all. He listened to our needs and helped us make the best deal. He didn't push anything and made excellent suggestions. We felt like we were his one and only client. I highly recommend Desi.

Keith Suleski

Mike Hampton is a great manager and mentor to all who work for him.

In this ever changing economy, we need to be “up-to-date” with the latest technology and knowledgeable about the latest trends in order to succeed. Mike is very aware of this and regularly brings in experts to train us on different systems and programs so that each us will have both the tools and the knowledge to be successful. In the end, Mike tries to make us better realtors in order to better serve our clients. Mike always makes himself available to answer any questions and provide feedback and advice when needed. I feel very fortunate to be a part of his team! He is a great manager to work for and with ! Teresa knoll

Teresa knoll

I have worked with Joan on multiple real estate transactions.

She has helped me with both principle residence and investment property acquisitions. Her professionalism and attention to detail is impeccable. She gets things done timely and makes the offer and escrow process seamless. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a home or investment property listing or buy side representation.

James Cordova

Donna Carson was my realtor for selling my condo last year.

At first I was going to market it as is, but she advised me of the importance of making key upgrades, and as to how much they would increase the value of my condo. This included such things as new granite counter tops, stainless steel sink, modern lamp fixtures, repainting, etc. She was so knowledgeable of ways to enhance the value of my property which really paid off. I was very pleased with the way she negotiated a price among a number of bidders that was higher than the listing price. I recommend her highly and would not hesitate to use her again.

Arnold Bickham

He has everything he needs to turn around a property and negotiate the best deal!

Local market knowledge, experienced specialty contractors, legislative awareness, and market presence. His business acumen was demonstrated by sale of my Westminster proerty at the peak price for the neighborhood. I trust he got the best rent for my last dealing and I know he produced the best deal for the renovation!

Ronald Vega

Tom is upstanding, thoughtful, and capable.

I'd use him again in a heartbeat.

Aaron and Christen Kadkhodai

We chose Liz because she's a professional in her field.

She responds immediately, knows the area very well and she works very hard. She did everything to market our property, used her own $$$, timed it perfectly and never complained. You'll love her- she's kind, considerate and humble.

Danielle G.

04/12/2014 - user11000 Sold a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $475K in Walnut Village, Irvine, CA.

Rebecca made the process go very well and she was great at finding the best place for me and at the same time working to sell my house in a different city. She was quick to locate the areas that I would like in the price range, or at lease close to the price range that I wanted to be within. Very  easy to talk to and was not pushy provide personal attention. I would recommend her to anyone that is looking for a new place.

Brandon

My wife and I researched and interviewed many agents before deciding on Markus and Heidi to represent us and we could not be more thrilled with our choice.

Markus and Heidi earned our business through the depth of their market research, product knowledge, and the quality of their marketing materials, all of which they put to use in the sale of our home. Three days after listing our home with them we had over half a dozen full asking price offers from which to choose! Throughout the process of the sale, we came to really appreciate their team approach as we coordinated negotiations and strategy with Markus and logistics and marketing with Heidi. Both of them were generous with their time, clear in their explanations of the challenges and technical issues of our sale, terrifically detail oriented, and made the experience both profitable and fun. Among the many reasons we had chosen Markus and Heidi at the start of our process was their intimate knowledge of the Old Town Tustin market. When our home purchase interests shifted to a property in Silverado Canyon, we were blown away with how quickly they researched the market, mastered the idiosyncrasies of canyon properties, and were able to guide us through the unique pitfalls and challenges of purchasing property outside of the suburban norm. Their help with financing logistics, negotiation, and identifying contractors has helped make our dreams come true. We feel tremendously blessed to have worked with Markus and Heidi! 

Grant and Keri Davis

Desi kept us informed as to all matters relating to the sale of our building.

He was punctual, professional and provided us with the necessary information to successfully sell our property. We sold the property in four days and above asking! I was totally satisfied with Desi's services and would strongly recommend Desi for all your real estate needs. JKA

Jordan Atzeff

Over the years Desi has helped us sell and buy homes; he shows us a wide variety of houses, offering his input on the pros and cons of each.

He has brokered the best possible deals for us. We recently contacted Desi to see if he could help us rent my mother’s house. As he has been in the past, Desi was professional, knew the market, advertised the rental and within a couple of weeks we had a handful of good prospects from which we selected tenants. The best part was that with Desi’s knowledge of the market, we were able to get a higher rent for the house than we anticipated. Thank you Desi!

Paula Bruce

Dear Tom, Thank you so much for all you did to help get such a wonderful price with the sale of my home.

Your advice on getting my home ready for sale was fantastic, and really made a difference in how it appeared to our buyers. Your efforts were spectacular. Thanks again for everything. Warm Wishes, Ginni Ahn

Chris Merritt is the only realtor I have worked with and will be the only one I will work with.

Chris has helped me sell 2 of my previous homes and helped me buy 2 homes. Chris is very professional, knowledgeable, patient, understanding, very responsive and has also helped tremendously by referring other services/companies that First Team Realtors have worked with. Buying or selling a home with Chris has always been a wonderful experience. I have always recommended Chris to friends and will always do so. Thank you so much Chris for everything you have done for us!! Mallika P.

Mallika Purohit

We have worked with Desi for over 20 years and have never been disappointed.

He is conscientious, professional, knows the business, and provides great feedback. Desi never disappoints.

Paula Bruce

Desi gets it done!

I am entirely pleased with the attention that Desi pays to each client. He is a consummate professional that knows how to buy and sell properties quickly at the right price. Desi has assisted us in 5 transactions and each time we have been pleased with the process and the outcomes. Thanks Desi!

Dr. Stefanie Phillips

JUNE 22, 2015 DEAR KELLY, I WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU HAVE DONE FOR ME WHILE I WAS SELLING MY HOUSE.

YOUR GENEROSITY AND GIVING NATURE HAS AMAZED ME! I DIDN’T REALIZE THAT SELLING MY HOME AND MOVING TO A RETIREMENT HOME WAS SUCH A HUGE PROJECT. I DON’T THINK I COULD HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT THE EXTRA HELP YOU GAVE ME. I AM TRULY GRATEFUL. YOU DID A GREAT JOB IN PREPARING MY HOME FOR SALE – AND IT PAID OFF WITH 13 OFFERS! YOU WEREN’T KIDDING WHEN YOU TOLD ME THAT YOU COULD ATTRACT A LOT OF BUYERS. ALL THOSE BUYERS HELPED TO DRIVE THE PRICE UP AND YOU ENDED UP WITH $35,000 OVER MY ASKING PRICE. AS YOU KNOW, I REALLY NEEDED THAT EXTRA CASH. BUT, BESIDES SELLING MY HOME AND GETTING TOP DOLLAR, YOU WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND FOR ME PERSONALLY. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TAKING ME TO THE GROCERY STORE, THE DOCTOR’S APPOINTMENTS, TO GET A HAIRCUT, TO THE BANK, AND ALL THE OTHER ERRANDS YOU HELPED ME WITH. ON TOP OF THAT YOU HELD TWO GARAGE SALES FOR ME AND GOT ALL THAT EXTRA CASH FOR ME. YOU FOUND A PLACE FOR ME TO LIVE AND YOU MOVED ME. YOU ALSO HELPED CLEAN OUT MY HOUSE, AND THAT WAS NO EASY CHORE. I CAN’T BELIEVE HOW MUCH TIME YOU SPENT HELPING ME! KELLY, I DON’T THINK VERY MANY REAL ESTATE AGENTS WOULD HAVE DONE ALL THE THINGS THAT YOU HAVE DONE FOR ME. I HOPE I CAN RECOMMEND YOU TO SOMEONE ELSE SOMEDAY. UNTIL THEN, I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I AM VERY GRATEFUL AND THAT I VALUE YOUR FRIENDSHIP. I ALSO WISH YOU CONTINUED SUCCESS. SINCERELY, JAMES DALEY

James Daley

Rebecca's expertise, knowledgeable, patience and lovely sense of humor sold me out!

Jesus & Rocio Maldonado

I want to share my recent experience with the purchase of my new home in the City of Santa Ana.

 I was very fortunate to meet and work with an incredible person and top notch realtor Desi Reyes.I know the purchase of a home is a business transaction, however, for the buyer, it is a very personal and stressful experience. I purchased this home by myself.  I did not have a spouse to share the burden; I had my son involved, but the decision of where and what to buy was on my shoulders.  I raised my son in West Covina and life brought us to Orange County.  Would we return to West Covina? I already loved Orange County.  Where would we end up? Where would my last home be located? I knew nothing about Santa Ana when we began this journey; I needed some real guidance.Everything happens for a reason and yes I am very spiritual.  Desi’s introduction to my home buying journey was no mistake. Desi’s nearly 30 year experience in real estate was such a plus, his focus on the Santa Ana area was critical—knowing he’d sold so many homes in this city and in my new neighborhood was reassuring.   Desi spent the time to show me all the areas I could possibly consider and gave me critical information to evaluate my options.Again, I know it’s a business transaction, however, I do not know of any other realtor who would meet me on New Year’s Day to prepare an offer; meet me at the property during torrential rains to make sure there weren’t any leaks, responded to every call, email, and text immediately, made sure I understood every decision and commitment I made to the seller; when the stove and washer didn’t work, he called the agent to find out what to do and fixed it himself.  I appreciated Desi’s incredible amount of time he spent on my purchase, his responsiveness, attention and genuine concern to make sure I understood the entire process.  He certainly did not handle this as a business transaction.  I know Desi cared above and beyond the call of duty, making sure I made the right decision and that this was “the” house.  The lender I worked with handled the loan process in the same manner.  Again, a very scary and cumbersome process for one person to handle, however, their patience and step by step guidance was critical. I thought it important to share my experience with you as a person who one year ago was going to keep renting for the rest of her life, even though I could easily afford to own.  First Team Tustin has an incredible team member in Desi Reyes.  I miss talking to him every day and will bug him from time to time because he is an all-around great person.We have moved in and this is “the” house; I am home.I will be forever grateful Desi.Sincerely,Martha Molina-Aviles

Martha Molina-Aviles

"Brittnie couldn't have been any more help.

She was always on time and went above and beyond what was asked for. There was never a moment where I doubted her and from the home she help us find, I can see she gave 110%. I would not hesitate to refer her to any of my family and friends."  

ERIC

Very professional, kind and humble man.

Ray from the moment we walked in to the open house made us feel like we know each other for a long time comfortable and his knowledge is amazing. He made our dream come true and will always be consider a very good friend. This experience was wonderful and we are thankful that Ray was our agent . Thank you Ray God bless you always never change. Elsy and Sebastian

Elsy Farias

Donna Carson is a five star realtor!

She recently helped me to sell my residential property in Orange for top dollar. My property had been a rental for over ten years and needed major work. Donna helped me arrange for a complete remodel inside and out and turned an "ugly duckling" into a beautiful "swan"! She was always willing to help me with design and decorating decisions and the end result was truly spectacular. Once the house makeover was done, Donna immediately went to work on marketing the property and finding a buyer. She was very knowledgeable about the sales process and took the time to answer all my questions and concerns and help me through all the necessary paperwork. And once she found a buyer, she stayed on top of the escrow process and kept me informed of the progress until the sale closed. Overall, Donna made the whole process understandable and relatively stress free. Donna is a real estate agent who really care about her clients and provides fabulous service. I would highly recommend Donna to anyone! Sincerely, Ellen Pickering

Ellen Farrar Pickering Trustee

It was a pleasure working with Brittnie.

She communicated well throughout the process, and her knowledge and experience help us navigate and understand the process throughout the listing as first time sellers. Though this listing was outside her normal geographical area, Brittnie step up on several occasions driving three plus hours to meet perspective buyers demonstrating her commitment and professionalism to showcase and sell our property. Brittnie was well informed about what made our property special, and did an excellent job articulating to potential buyers what our property had to offer. We are very happy with the end result, and would recommend Brittnie to represent any potential buyer or seller. A BIG thanks to Brittnie!

Glen & Susanne Cornist

Markus and Heidi sold our Old Town Tustin home in a month.

We are so happy with them. They are very professional and go out of their way to make sure things run smoothly and are taken care of. We had no worries. They make a great team. Thank you Heidi and Markus, now on to purchasing a home!

Stephanie Fairbanks

Melissa is an amazing real estate agent that went beyond to provide us with all the assistance we needed for the purchase of our first home.

She always responded to any of our questions very quickly and explained her answers ina way that it was very easy for my wife and i to understand. She was also very professional at all times of the process and made the process of buying our house very painless. She is a true professional in every aspect and definitely someone that I would go back to or recommend for anyone looking to buy a house.

Armando Chavez

Nichole is is ultimate professional and so good at what she does!

Her experience shows in everything she does. She goes above and beyond. She sold my mom’s manufactured home, which is not an easy sell as there is a land lease involved, separate escrow companies, etc. This also all occurred during a pandemic and the holidays! She made everything easy to understand and even dealt with the emotions of selling my mom’s home. I will definitely use her again! Thanks for everything Nichole!!

Janna Musick

Thank you for taking us on as clients and being our realtor.

  Selling the house was a little stressful but you made things smooth for us.  We appreciate everything you did for us.  Best wishes for you in the future. M & J. Patterson

We want to express our sincere appreciation to you for your professionalism and integrity in our recent real estate transaction.

  Thank you for your committment and dedication.  Mary and Michael

Mel Steiner personifies what it means to be a Consummate Professional.

He skillfully navigated us through every-step of a complicated relocation. Throughout our experience, Mel’s prowess, expertise, and proficiency were continually evident. During the initial meeting, Mel presented a thorough analysis of our home and had exceptional knowledge of the local market. In preparation for the Sale, he connected us with numerous resources who facilitated the property being ‘show ready’ within days. When one person didn’t work out, he even had backups for his preferred partners! You simply can’t get this level of service without unparalleled experience and a true ‘connection’ to the market. In a transitioning environment, Mel showcased his understanding of Marketing the property. He utilized an extraordinary Media Team, who helped present the property in the most flattering light. During our time on-market, he continually maintained a calm and collected environment: guiding us through pricing, showings, consideration of the offers, and the closing of the sale. Real Estate is deeply personal. In a space where emotions can fluctuate in even the best of us, it pays to have a true professional represent you. Few Agents have the temperament, experience, knowledge, and resources required to guide you through the process, even less can make the process effortless. Mel Steiner accomplished all of this AND kept our best interests at heart. It’s difficult for us to imagine asking for anything more. We can’t thank you enough Mel… R.J.L & C.B.B.

R.J.L. & C.B.B.

Melissa is phenomenal in every way imaginable.

Buying a home was very easy with her expert guidance. Her bubbly personality and cheery disposition are infectious.

Janice S.

Excellent service.

Extremely happy with service and responsiveness. Loved the brochure and staging. Highly recommend.

Brian and Kay Hough

When my family and I moved to Southern California from across the country we felt lost in many ways, especially when it came to finding our new home.

When we met Donna, we were given an immediate sense of comfort as she became our guide through the home search process. She diligently worked on our behalf as she found numerous home options for us and she was uniquely considerate as she thought through our needs as a family of five with three young children. And once she found us the perfect home, we were amazed at her advocacy for us. She was committed to negotiating for us with thoughtfulness and wisdom. Donna is the reason that we live in a home and neighborhood that we love. Transition is always a challenging process, but she made it smooth and enjoyable. We are forever grateful that Donna is our realtor.

Jake and Alana McCall

My name is Woody Dike.

My wife Judie and I first met Erin Kociela at an open home in the Foothills of Tustin Heights that we saw advertised for open house. The home was stunning and we were immediately attracted to Erin and her gracious attitude and finite experience with this home and this region we were interested in purchasing in. As we looked with Erin and Jay at other properties in the area our process was simplified by their careful analysis of our interests and needs and ability to rapidly zero in on specific properties which matched our requirements. We did find a wonderful property of interest which we negotiate for and were not able to close an escrow. At this same time we placed our estate property in San Clemente in a listing with Erin and Team Kociela and that property had multiple offers the first day and and was sold before going into Multiple Listings. We remain in close contact with Erin and Jay and consistently send friends and associates to them for their expertise.

Woodward Dike and Judie Dike

Markus and Heidi are an unbelievable team!

We are beyond happy with our experience working with them! We hired them for their knowledge of the market in Old Town Tustin; they created a highly professional marketing plan and collateral and we had a full price offer after our home had only been on the market for 3 days! They are an intelligent team that really understands the complexity and intricacies of the real estate market. They alway have your best interest at mind and fight for you to make sure you are never left exposed to something you are uncomfortable with in any part of the transaction. We also used them to purchase our new home which is where we got to see them work their hardest; writing offer after offer, endless home tours, sending out personal letters to our prospective neighborhoods, even door knocking, they were as determined as we were to help us find our new home, all while making us feel like we were their only clients! Buying and selling a home is one of the largest teansactions you will ever make, Markus and Heidi are your team and you won't regret it! We look forward to hiring them again!

Kevin and Sarah McGee

06/27/2014 - Rebecca was a terrific help in finding us a home which met our needs - and our wants.

We really wanted a place with a little character and a nice view. Even though the market was tight, she found a place that was perfect. And, with multiple parties vying for the property, convinced the owner to accept our offer. Thanks Rebecca

Earl and Karen

This was a great experience for both of us!

DR goes above and beyond the call of duty and I very much appreciate him for that!

Ruby L. Davison

Few individuals in my professional and community life met or exceeded the dedicated qualify of service I received from Desi Reyes, my First Team Real Estate agent based in Tustin, CA.

  I have purchased several properties in two states since University, and am self-employed!  Mr. Reyes, I am happy to say, took my interest seriously to the point that my satisfaction with his knowledgeable expertise and focused commitment urges me to share my very pleased experience with others!

Donal Cribb

Markus and Heidi Brown are incredible professionals.

They know the real estate business in and out. They are responsive and straightforward. Their no nonsense approach helped us find and secure a home that was exactly what we were looking for. Markus paid very close attention to what we were looking for in a house, but also challenged our boundaries to ensure we knew that our new house would be a perfect fit. Once we found the perfect place, Heidi guided us through the escrow process. Her organizational skills and attention to detail was vital in ensuring that we didn't encounter any delays or mishaps during the most important part of the process. It was a seamless effort between Markus and Heidi on all accounts. Markus also helped us realize the potential of our purchase. He provided insightful ideas about increasing the value, aesthetics, and functionality of our new house. When all was said and done, Markus and Heidi were the key in helping us find the house we can call ours. 

Jared and Heidi Gummig

Desi is an All Star in the Real Estate field.

I have completed several real estate deals with him and he has always followed through with all he promised. He is always available and ready to answer any questions you may have without hesitation. I would list a property with Desi and take advantage of his diligence and many years of experience with real estate without a second thought.

Frank and Maruchi Palmer

Maria was a wonderful Relator to work with.

It was a pleasure working with her. She made herself available to us when ever we wanted to look at homes and when we had questions which needed answers. Purchasing our first home was a emotional roller coaster and would not have wanted anyone else to guide us to purchasing our home other than her. She was extremely professional and supportive throughout the entire process. I highly recommend her to others who are looking to purchase a home.

Matthew and Sundra Goldstein

Joan was attentive , personable , dependable and always had my best interests in all negotiations in the sale of my house

Roger Rossier

I have worked with Joan on multiple acquisitions, and one disposition.

Joan has excellent negotiation skills, and knows the market place very well. Her professionalism, communication skill and timeliness are her strongest traits. I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate in her market.

James A Cordova

Desi's professionalism, knowledge of the industry, and efficiency made my whole experience a lot easier.

As a first time homeowner, I had very minimal information and knowledge of where to look, factors of homes that make them more valuable, and negotiating, in general, but Desi helped me to navigate and comprehend the process, each step of the way. He even advocated for me and my situation with bank representatives so I could get approved for a mortgage loan. Without Desi's go-getter attitude, we would have not made an offer in just 2 days after my now condo was listed!

Katya Martinez

Andi recently helped our family sell my mother's home in Orange.

Andi was at all times friendly and helpful while remaining very professional. She answered our numerous questions and shepherded us through the maze of real estate paperwork. The house was part of a trust which required additional expertise and interaction with our trust attorney. I would recommend Andi to anyone needing a good real estate agent.

Gail Cochlin

Linda was amazing and helped us find a home that we love and fit our budget.

Linda took the time to listen what we want in a home. Linda answered our questions in a timely manner.

Agatha Hoefler James Wise

I just moved to Irvine from Switzerland and a colleague of mine introduced me to Chris.

He has been outstanding! Deep knowledge of the area and of all the laws and rules to buy an house. Once I mentioned to him that I was new to this process in the US he spent incredible amount of time to  explain me first the process and all the steps. Then he started giving me recommendations on the best neighborhood and about pro and cons of each of them. Finally once I was ready he spent considerable time showing me houses and giving me tips and guidance during the process being available and prompt to reply to any question by email, phone and by person. Defineltly impressive, I will recommend him to all the people that will look for an house.

Domenico Campagnola

"Really we were so much lucky to meet Melissa and deal with her in searching for our home.

We appreciate her patience, understanding and professional work as it took us long time to find the house we were looking for, matching our budget, criteria and way of financing. It wouldn't ever been done without Melissa's efforts, very active follow up and accuracy. Thank u Melissa :)" --Sam & Mona

Fantastic local knowledge.

Very insightful. Right on top of the process and required paperwork. Very patient and calm, supportive and encouraging. We had lender issues - resolved with their help - and their response was consistently measured and professional. Their goal was to work through the issues so that we were able to close on the home we wanted. Willing to patiently visit many houses until the right home is found - no pressure. Heidi is super-organized, focused, providing checklists, following up tenaciously with the others involved in the transaction. Definitely both completer-finishers. All phone calls were returned promptly. As a client you feel important from the beginning of the process right through to the end. They have their great reputation for a reason!

Richard Blackburn

Market Expertise Local Area Knowledge Communication Skills Attention To Detail

Elena G.

Twelve years ago when I decided to go back to work, I took a very methodical approach to picking the company I wanted to work for.

I wanted the training and tools necessary to represent my clients, and an experienced mentor who would guide me in building a successful business. I interviewed with several companies, but knew right away that Mike Hampton would be this person for me. Mike has been a successful manager for over 30 years, yet he still maintains the enthusiasm and positive attitude which is so necessary to keep me motivated to do my best. I know he's got my back, and is always looking for ways that I can grow my business.

Robin Kelley

I enjoyed working with Markus in finding my house.

He really listened to me when I told him what I was looking for in a house, and he showed me many homes that met my desires for a new home. He was always willing to show me anything I wanted to see even when he thought it was not what I was looking for. Markus has lots of networking connections in different neighborhoods and was able to know what was available in my price range. He stayed on top of the houses that came on the market each and every day. I often saw houses that had just come on the market either that day or the night before. It is this kind of dedication and persistence that led Markus to find the perfect house for me before "my house" ever went on the market. Once my offer on the home of my dreams was accepted, Heidi, his wife, kept me apprised of all the paperwork and other "details" necessary from the day my offer was accepted until the close of escrow. Markus and Heidi are quite a husband and wife team. They will find your dream house. I recommend them to anyone wishing to buy a house. In a tough housing market such as this, Markus and Heidi can really get the job done!  

Kathy Hettick

Andi has been wonderful.

First time home buyer who started my journey a few months before Covid. Andi was so patient with me. She looked out for me and asked all the questions I didn't know to ask. She held my hand through the Covid market and kept me from losing my mind. So grateful for her!

Kim Watson

Andi recently represented us in the sale of our home and the purchase of our new home.

She was professional and hard-working and really looked out for our best interests as her clients. She was also flexible to the needs of our family throughout the whole process. We couldn’t have been happier with the job she did as our agent.

Becky H.

I have personally known Tom Levitt for over seventeen years and he is the only agent I would use to manage all of my real estate needs in the Southern California area.

Tom is a retired military officer and it shows in his work; extremely high integrity, very smart and honest, delightful personality, and always takes his calls on the first ring. I can remember bad times in the real estate market when Tom and I would consult with each other on some of my needs and he would always be so helpful and knew he was not going to make a dime - just plain excellent customer service - you have it or you don't and it really can't be taught! I highly recommend Tom for any of your real estate needs - you cannot go wrong with him! Dr. Daniels Thirlwall

Dr. Daniels Thirlwall

Michelle!

! Where do we start...she is AMAZING! We are so grateful that we chose Michelle as our realtor. She has been there EVERY step of the way and of course it was ALWAYS with a smile!! She made it clear from the start that she was going to do everything in her power to help find us a home and she came through. Being first time homebuyers, we had LOTS of questions. She answered everything thoroughly and in a timely manner. She even took the initiative to introduce us to our new neighbor/HOA president. Thank you, Michelle for being the awesome realtor and person you are.

Vanessa Varelas

Purchasing your first home can be intimidating and scary for a variety of reasons.

After I closed on the house, I look back and realize that Heather was the reason this process was smooth, easy, and efficient. She took the time to explain every step of this "daunting" process of buying a home, all the while encouraging me. Honestly, it flew by and I could not be happier to have used Heather as my agent. She has a great sense of humor and lovely personality that makes everyone involved enjoy themselves. I will definitely use Heather going forward for any future home purchases or if I ever want to sell.

Drew Boyd

Just wanted to let you know how happy we are in our new home.

We appreciate the work Markus and Heidi did for us, especially walking us through every detail of the process. Their professionalism and enthusiasm was key in making our dream come true. Carlos Gomez and Jamie Li, Los Angeles, CA

Carlos Gomez and Jamie Li

We had an excellent experience with Markus and Heidi!

They are so knowledgeable and helpful and we could not have bought our new home without their help. They understand how to manage difficult situations and do so with class and integrity. We will be recommending this team to all of our friends!!

Jessica Starr

Markus got us our first house in Old Town Tustin in 2010.

Since then we have referred him to friends and family and they all have been very pleased with his quality of service. Most recently he helped us sell my wife's mom's home. Her husband was battling cancer and past away two years ago. Even before my father in law passed Markus was involved in helping us get the house ready. All in it has been a three year project. During the entire time as our lives were going up and down they never complained and never pushed us to move the sale along. They were always kind and extremely helpful. For that reason alone Markus and his wife Heidi will be the only realtors we will ever use.

Chris Edwards

I had a wonderful experience working with Team Kociela.

I am a first time home buyer so I had no idea what was going to happen along the path to ownership. They made it very straightforward and helped answer all of my questions. I would highly recommend working with Team Kociela :D

Gary Barden

Christina Hatch-Tustin CA We've known Dawn and her family for several years.

 When we had to sell our home to relocate after 12 years, we needed help getting our home ready to sell.  Dawn and Troy exceeded our expectations.  Dawn hired a stager, a professional photographer and video maker.  She took a relocation commission and they both spent several full days working with us before we listed our home.  They are Tustin Ranch homeowners, so  they know the community and the schools.  They are very positive people, and experienced real estate professionals.  If you need to sell you home, or if you are looking for a new home to buy, we highly recommend them!

Christina Hatch

Market Expertise Communication Skills Local Area Knowledge Attention To Detail

Sakiko K.

Mel was great.

He was always available and super helpful.

Louis & Cynthia Salgado

We really appreciated Dawn's expertise, experience, and personality.

Her personality is strong and confidence in the best possible way. She walked us through a difficult buyer situation.

Mark and Isabell Secor

Selling a house in the middle of a global pandemic is not something we would have planned on doing but was something that we needed to do, and Desi Reyes was the person to get it done.

Desi, just wanted to say thank you for all your help with selling my mom’s house. It was an emotional and difficult time for my family and you showed compassion and professionalism throughout this time. We had our share of challenges yet you continued to tow the line keeping us informed and at ease. Thank you for your patience and your guidance, we could not have done it without you.

Maria Elena Sentner

Nicole and Mel handled our sale with professionalism in Floral Park.

Nicole was always available and quickly responded to all our needs. There were many compromises and details in handling our sale and she did not skip a beat! We feel Nicole had our best interests in mind as she moved forward to negotiate our sale. We want to thank her for all her efforts!

Larry Gresowski

Markus and Heidi are quite a team, with each capitalizing on their own personal strengths.

Our real estate transaction was flawless from their end. They prepared us in advance every step of the way. They were attentive to our goals and very timely. My last real estate transaction required a lot of followup from my end. When Markus promised followup, he was timely. He arrived on time to every appointment. It was such a pleasure to work with them. Both had exceptional knowledge of both the business but also the local Tustin area. I have no reservation in recommending them. They are extremely trustworthy and reliable. We hope to continue our relationship with them for years to come.

Robert and Carolynn Richard

Dear Markus and Heidi: How happy we are to have chosen you as our advocates!

The enjoyment of what you do shows in your effort, dedication, discretion - you are up there with the exceptional few and we wish you continued success here in the beautiful hills! Fondest wishes. 

Gerald and Eva Grace

DR was the BEST realtor we could've hope for.

We were quite nervous about the process of buying our first house and DR walked us through step-by-step, made sure we knew what to expect from the current market and offered expert advice that helped us through the entire process. If it wasn't for his negotiation and persistence, we would have been able to go see the home we ended up buying. He is also very kind and made sure to understand all of our wants and needs to help find the perfect place! We wouldn’t ever want to work with any other agent.

Bruna & Kevin Kirst

Desi was instrumental in selling our two properties and found him to be very efficient and knowledgeable.

Was very determined and good on follow-through. Looking forward to work with him in the near future.

Jim and Emily Christensen

Wow!

What can I say? Working with Nicole and Mel was a fantastic experience. Nicole's knowledge of the market and connections with Listing Agents in Floral, West Floral and Morrison Parks was a huge asset to our home search. Could not be happier with the home we ended up in. Nicole worked very hard to present our offers to sellers. Thanks so much!

Andy Thul

BrittnieThank you for all your help.

You did a great job selling our house. We appreciate you help and support through the process of selling the home we loved for 30 years.   You were very professional, knowledgeble of the market and helped negotiate a great sale.  Thank you, Gomez Family 

Once again, Desi served my real estate needs excellently.

He is very hard-working, punctual, thorough and very personable. I would recommend Desi for any of your real estate needs.

Frank Palmer

We were so lucky to work with Michelle Pino!

She was honest, professional, thorough, and patient. Michelle goes above and beyond for her clients, really gets to the heart of their needs, and looks out for their best interests. I would recommend her to any friend or family member and will be sure to use her in the future as well.

Joyce Fan

Buying a house is a very overwhelming process, but I was lucky to find Micheal and his team.

He made the process simple and enjoyable. Michael is very knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions for simple that this can be. Michael always responded to my calls, emails, and texts no matter the time of the day. I highly recommend Michael and his team to those that are looking for a smooth transaction as I was in search of. I love my new home and I always will be thankful for the whole process. Thanks again, Michael!

Gonzalo Freire

We flew into the OC from Texas to sell my Dad’s house.

We only had the weekend to get it listed...... We met with with 3 agents from different Realtor’s. We chose Vanessa & Jasmin because they stood out as motivated and willing to go above and beyond. The house sold in 3 days and closed 30 days later. We did it all from afar. We were kept updated and it was the easiest transaction ever. I would highly recommend this duo. They are awesome!!

Kristen Lutito

Great people - Great Results - Thanks Nichole & Mel!

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matt popejoy

Desi is wonderful!

He helped us purchase our first home and then sell it and purchase a new home. He really knows his stuff. You can count on him to get the job done. I have recommended him to coworkers who have also had great experiences working with him. He was not only a great realtor but he also became a good friend!

Stephanie Finlay

I would recommend Desi Reyes to anybody looking to buy a home.

He is very professional and takes his business very seriously. I was a first -time buyer when I started looking for a condo and really had no idea what I was doing. I didn't know what kinds of things to look out for or be aware of. I didn't know what questions to ask the seller when I found a property I was interested in. None of that mattered with Desi on my side. He knows his stuff and made sure he shared all the information he had so I could make the best decisions for me when it came to buying a condo. Thank you, Desi for making this a wonderful experience for me.

Toni Craig

I have worked with Mike for many years.

I have always felt that he "has my back" by supporting me in all of my transactions. He is always available when I need to talk or run something by him. Mike 's goal has always been to help me in my business in whatever way I need. His weekly meetings are always very informational and I usually come away feeling like I was able to take away something very useful. Mike is very caring and I consider him a great friend.

Andi MacCallum

Desi Reyes is an amazing realtor!

Always available,reliable and knowledgeable about the rules and regulations of the real estate industry! I recommend him always to all my friends and family!

Tere De Jesus Calhoon

Both Michelle and I appreciate MANY things about our experience with Mel and First Team.

His professionalism, efficiency, attention to details, knowledge of the market and trends are second to none. Additionally, a sense of humor and humanness, make him a pleasure with whom to do business. HIs calm demeanor in dealing with another less professional realtor representing the buyer was greatly appreciated and respected by all. If we had to sell again, it will be with Mel and First Team. Bravo Mel, well done and we miss you already. Bob Becker and Michelle Ballard 2105 Louise Street sellers. Closed Dec 20, 2022

Robert Becker and Michelle Ballard

Highly likely to recommend 07/16/2014 - dsal182 Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $425K in Whittier, CA.

Local knowledge: Process expertise: Responsiveness: Negotiation skills: As first time buyers we knew little about the home buying process. Rebecca helped guide us every step of the way. She was patient, honest, and successfully assisted us in finding the perfect house.

David

Michelle is the best realtor there is!

She was always available and worked very hard to get us our first home! She genuinely cared about us and our needs. Thank you!

Lauryn Rose Lee

It was Great experience working with Desi.

He is very knowledgeable, diligent and kind. He is focused on finding the best options to the customers and on satisfying all requirements.. he makes this process to be fun even when it could get stressful. More than a realtor, he is our friend now. We bought the house and he still follows up with us to make sure everything is going well ( really difficult to find people like this). He easily gained our trust, he is always easy to reach for any question we made have. He is 200% recommended ;)

Deidania Paredes

Selling our home was a huge step but Nichole Doughty made it simple.

Her advice and guidance from beginning to end was tremendously helpful and thoughtful. Nichole answered any questions we had immediately and kept us informed every step of the way. She is very professional and friendly at the same time.

John and Karen Rizuto

06/27/2014 Bought a Townhouse home in 2014 in Tustin, CA.

She is awesome!!! She helped me from start to getting the key within a month. She was on top of everything and keeping me up to date with everything. After everything are done, she stop by and make sure my family are happy and good to go.

Lang Li

Rebecca is the fairy godmother of realtors.

She knows her area of service extremely well, and helped us find our condo within the span of a single weekend. It meets our needs better than we could have hoped for. Additionally she was very kind in helping us explore our new area and frequently checks in with us to this day. We cannot recommend her highly enough.

Pranay

DR represented us in the recent purchase of our home in Irvine, CA.

He is outstanding, customer service driven and a true professional in the realty industry! His response and timing to our inquiries, whether being phone calls or emails was immediate. He definitely on top of his game and we are beyond pleased with his delivery. We highly recommend DR to represent you and provide the exceptional service we received!

Maria Nelms

8/06/2015 Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in Orange, CA.

Rebecca was a Godsend to us in helping us find a home. She stayed with us every step of the way and if not for her, I don't think we would have made the deal work for the home we wanted without her attention to detail and expertise. I can't say enough about the importance of having a real professional when buying a home. Rebecca had our best interests in mind and I can honestly say she saved us so much time and grief and being new in town, lined us up with a great network of people to help with our new house.

Randy Orrick

Dear Erin & Richard,Art and I wanted to take a moment and thank you both for the great job you did helping us make our dream of home ownership come true!

I knew the first day I met Erin at an open house that we actually had found a team that we could trust and who really cares about people and their needs.  I work in the service industry and it is very difficult to find people who truly understand what service is all about.  We were lucky enough to find this with Erin and Richard.Although there were times that I didn't think we would find just what we were looking for, Erin and Richard never gave up on us.  You both stayed in the game and kept us focused on the end result.We are so happy to be living in our new home.  We can be a family now!  Our son just loves it and so do we.Thanks again for everything you did to help us.  Art & I recommend your services to everyone we know is looking to buy a home.  And down the road we plan to upgrade to a bigger home and will certainly be giving you a call for your assistance.Thanks again!Sincerely,Linda Grant

Andie was referred to us by a relative because they had a great experience with her and they were right She was outstanding!

Phillip & Christine Romero

Our selection of Markus Brown as our agent was simply brilliant.

I could not have asked to be treated by a more professional TEAM. His positive attitude regarding the sale of our home and handling a few normal issues during escrow was comforting to say the least. Thank you to the Brown's and  the rest of his team.

D Austin

Melissa is a fantastic agent.

My wife and I were looking to buy a home but needed to sell our home with a contingency and knew this would be difficult in a hot market. Melissa embraced the challenge and prepared us every step of the way. She was professional and extremely thorough throughout the entire process. She helped us buy the house we were looking for and sold ours with contingencies. We honestly feel that this would not have happened without her! We highly recommended her to anyone looking to buy or sell their home.

Steve Hebert

Heather Boyd is among the best of the best!

Her professionalism, commitment and knowledge of the market was top notch. Thank you Heather!

Clint Martz executor

My wife and I highly recommend DR because he is simply the best in the industry.

He does a lot of research regarding the property that interests you to make sure you will be giving the best offer that is still within your budget. A good communicator - he is very knowledgeable and makes sure you understand the many complex paper works involved in buying your new home. He will leave no stone unturned in every step along the way, and really works hard to help you get the property that you like. It was a real pleasure working with DR!

Dennis Gruta

My wife and I recently sold our house and bought a new house with the assistance of Mel.

Even after looking at lots of houses, we never felt pressured to make offers etc. He always had plenty of good advice. Mel’s level professionalism was second to none. I would highly recommend Mel when buying or selling a house.

James Griffin

Already posted to Yelp and Zillow.

Andrew & Jennifer Lewis

I am so honored to have worked with Desi Reyes on selling my Huntington Beach Property.

He was not only knowledgeable and professional, but he truly took all of my specific interests to heart. He ensured a smooth and easy transaction and was available to pick up the phone, answer a text, answer an email within minutes - just to make sure I was comfortable with the process. My property was a small one; however, he treated my business as if it were a multi-million dollar estate. I am ever grateful and will look NO FURTHER for any future real estate needs! He truly is one in a million.

Dr. T. Vartanian

Kathryn recently helped me sell a rental home.

She is the most amazing agent I have ever seen. She is knowledgeable, patient, and a fabulouse negotiator on my behalf. I would and have recomended to to many people. She is one of a kind.

Michael S

Erin and Jay with First Team went above and beyond for my family.

 We had been looking at homes on our own and were approached by various agents, but none of them felt right. My husband and I were buying our first single family home and were very green to the whole process.   Erin and Jay explained the whole process to us during our first meeting which was informative and comforting. After that first meeting we spend at least one day a week together for 7 months!  They became part of our family quickly. We hit several bumps during our home search process and both Erin and Jay were quick to know when something wasn't right so we could move on quick and painless.   Anyways, after many months of hard work Erin and Jay managed to get us into the home we wanted the most!  It took many offers that started in November and ended in May but they got the job done and we made great friends during the process.

Tamara Escobedo

I'm so glad that we had Desi work with us in selling our family's home.

He is the ultimate professional and so proactive. He made the whole process effortless. I would definitely recommend Desi to anyone looking for a reputable realtor!

Maritza Alvarez

From the moment we reached out, our experience of buying and selling a home could not have been smoother.

My family had our eyes set on a dream neighborhood, and thanks to Michael and his team, we managed to sell our home at a high price which gave us just what we needed to afford our dream home. We got our offer accepted on the first home we put an offer in! The communication, guidance, and professionalism was absolutely stellar, so big thanks to Michael for making our dreams a reality.

Ismael Coronel Jr.

Mike has been my manager for 23 years.

I enjoy working with him because he has good ideas and advise. He is assessible for help and has a good attitude.

Dawn and Troy Bogert

We were first time home sellers and the Nichole Doughty Group made the process easy.

They were attentive, patient and had our best interests in mind. At no point did we feel pressure to change pricing, or negotiate. They explained everything in a way that made us feel comfortable with each decision we made. We were pretty "needy" and they were there for us every step of the way! We know they had numerous clients but we always felt like we were their main priority - and I can guarantee their other clients felt the exact same way. I do not think we could have been as pleased with our experience with any other realtor.

penke78

"Brittnie was amazing finding us a townhome.

She was very professional on tackling on finding is a home. I would recommend her to my friends and family for her outstanding work."  

Kevin

I have worked with Mike Hampton for almost 20 years.

I've been exposed to and approached by many different brokerage houses to join their team, however, I have loyally stayed with First Team because of Mike Hampton. Mike brings in depth knowledge, patience in his teachings, an analytical approach to market trends and the supportive sales tools that is needed to succeed in this business. First Team has provided the cutting edge marketing - before it trends - which is a great benefit to my clients. It's a great, friendly, supportive environment to work in.

Elain Nermon

This is the second time we worked with Brittnie.

Brittnie assisted in the sale of our home last year in 2016. Brittnie has been instrumental in helping us find our new home in which we just closed escrow in August 2017. Brittnie was always available to meet and show us a home regardless of the time or day of the week. Dina, Caleb, Ella, and I highly recommend Brittnie for all of you real estate needs. We giver her 5+++ Stars. Patton Family

Chris Patton

My husband and I feel so incredibly fortunate to have stumbled across Markus and Heidi in our North Tustin house hunt this past summer.

We were relocating from the Bay Area, and the process would have been so much more difficult had it not been for Markus and Heidi's patience, diligence, and expertise. They fielded our endless first-time homebuyer questions and navigated our course through the escrow process with grace and professionalism. Markus is very tuned into the nuances of the market, knowledgable about construction & renovation, dedicated to his clients, and refreshingly honest and sincere. Heidi's thorough attention to detail is unparalleled. When some hiccups arose during escrow, Markus and Heidi guided us with the most expert of hands, and we had the utmost confidence throughout the entire process that we had two of the best possible real estate agents in our corner. We are so grateful to have found this team! Markus and Heidi, thank you so very much for everything.

Kirsten Anderson

Michelle and I worked together at a financial corporation for a number of years and her professionalism and leadership seems to have carried through to her new career in real estate.

We were more than pleased to have her represent us as our agent.

Richard VanKeirsbelk Debra Jo VanKeirsbelk

Noel is incredible to work with and really appreciate her attention to detail when working with us to find a new place to live!

Ryan R.

Brittnie’s local expertise helped us quickly achieve our goals and negotiate the best possible terms when purchasing our home.

Brittnie is not only a competent real estate agent but also has extensive knowledge in the current market. She is an absolute delight to do business with

Alexandra & Guillermo

We had an absolutely wonderful experience with Mel Steiner as our First Team agent.

He was incredibly responsive, with a wonderful warm yet superbly professional manner. He guided us through the process of selling our family home with great updates, encouragement, wonderful suggestions, and we felt incredibly comfortable with Mel at the wheel. I would not hesitate to use Mel again in the future, and in fact look forward to it! Highly recommend him and a big 5 stars!!

Daley Erickson

I have known Ray for over 9yrs now.

He's assisted me and my immediate family 4 different times in that time span and has always been professional, punctial and very easy to talk to. I've enjoyed working with him since the 1st time and will always continue to use him as many times as possible. He also keeps in contact with us just to see how we are doing. It is safe to say that he is not just our familys realtor but our friend as well. Thank you for everything Ray!

Rene Herrera

Desi was awesome!

!! Made our first home buying experience feel like a breeze. His many years of experience in this industry really showed. His attention to detail was one of many things we liked about him as well as his flexible hours due to our complicated working schedules. In the future if I ever decided to purchase another home I know exactly who to call DESI REYES . It was a pleasure working with you.

Omar and Jocelyn Sotelo

Dear Andi, You are a terrific Realtor, friend and just the best!

 Thank you again and thank God... I think he was in this sale once again .  All the best to you and your family. Hugs!!! Ann

Deb L.

Helped me buy a home Melissa Aguilera helped me and my husband buy our first home, and I could not be any happier with the experience. As our agent, she provided excellent service and expertise that exceeded our expectations concerning time, money, and knowledge. Time – We needed to buy a home quickly due to my husband’s job, and Mrs. Aguilera hit the ground running. She arranged to show us houses on the day of our 1st meeting. I’d see a listing on-line at night, and she would arrange to show the house to me the next morning. We went under contract in less than a month and even closed early. She has a strong work ethic and worked very diligently and swiftly. She even worked Christmas Eve! Money – We put a low offer on a house during a time when bidding wars were prevalent. We offered what we could afford but weren’t too hopeful. We were expecting to be rejected, but Mrs. Aguilera negotiated a great deal for us on a wonderful home. Knowledge – I am an accountant and am pretty focused on details and numbers; thus, I had numerous questions throughout the process. Whether I inquired about the schools, property taxes, additional assessments, flood plains, retaining walls, inspection repairs, escrow reserves, etc., Mrs. Aguilera always responded promptly and thoroughly. I feel very fortunate to have worked with Melissa Aguilera. The home buying process was not only smooth but was also very enjoyable thanks to her professionalism and expertise--Deborah, Corona

Liz was awesome to work with.

She went above and beyond anything we would have asked from a realtor, from dealing with the selling agents, to handling the inspectors and contractors that were needed to complete our purchase. Liz spent the time to really get to know us and what we were looking for. She exceeded our, already high, expectations. We will be recommending Liz to any of our family or friends that are looking to buy or sell their homes. If you are looking for a genuine person as your realtor, choose Liz. Thank you Liz!

Dan and Martha C.

Desi has been a great partner in selling my home in Riverside and securing a new one in the City of Santa Ana.

His patient attention and support made the process stress free and productive on both transactions. I could not recommend him more highly.

Dr. David Haglund

Kathryn represented us in the purchase of a property on the peninsula in Newport Beach.

It was a short sale which involved a tremendous amount of negotiating. Kathryn expertly navigated us through the process keeping us informed of every necessary detail. She conducted so many behind the scene searches and negotiations that kept our stress level at a minimum. After several offers, she arrived at an agreeable price. I would recommend Kathryn for her tenacity, zeal, integrity and knowledge as a real estate professional. We have recommended Kathryn to many of our friends. Sincerely, Rick + Joyce Flower

Joyce and Rick Flowers

Heather Boyd treated the selling of my condo on both a personal and highly professional level - rare in the real estate industry.

She was a pleasure to work with in all facets of the transaction and did everything in her power to move the process along quickly and efficiently. She is lovely, truly talented and passionate about her career.

J. R.

Noel is amazing to work with!

She is very professional and quick to respond.

Nicole R.

Highly recommend Swati.

We were first time homebuyers and she took the time to guide us through the process and answer all of our questions. She made sure to listen to what we were looking for and checked in with us after every tour and open house to help us figure out what was really important to us. Her patience and optimism throughout the process made sure we didn't settle for the wrong home, and we ended up finding the perfect one while still staying within our budget. Thank you Swati!

Anuj Patel

Love love love Rebecca!

She spent over a year helping me find my perfect first home and I couldn't be more grateful. Rebecca is kind, honest, very patient, and not pushy like a lot of realtors that I've met. Would highly recommend her!

Ying Li

We cannot begin to say what a pleasure it was to work with Mel and Nichole (and the entire Doughty Team).

Their professionalism far exceeded any expectations and made the transaction seamless. They were prompt, knowledgeable and always available to answer questions before, during and even after the transaction closed. Their combined years of experience along with superb knowledge of the market make them our No. 1 choice when it comes to buying or selling real estate. We can’t thank them enough for finding us our new home. We have completed multiple transactions with them and each time the experience has been flawless. They strive to listen to the client, bring the best deal possible and ensue no detail is left unattended. They are honest, fair and most importantly ethical individuals who strive for perfection. We look forward to working with them again on our future real estate ventures.

Paul Sanford and Jeff Lemay

Andi, I just wanted to thank you so much for all of your help throughout my first home search.

 I could not have found a better agent; you were always so attentive, understanding, professional and more importantly, such a sweet person.  My family is very grateful for all of the assistance you provided us.  It was such a pleasure working with you; I will definitely refer you to my family, friends, and colleagues who are in need of an agent, and will let them know how spectacular of an agent you are.  The only downside of me finalizing this process is that I will not be able to work with you anymore, I will definitely call you for the next one.  C Crenshaw

When I asked Kelly to find a house for me, I had very specific requirements.

I had been looking for awhile with no luck. Kelly immediately found several homes that worked for me, but I still didn't see the perfect home. Kelly kept working and I was always amazed at how he was able to tell me about new listings on the first day it became available. I always felt like I had the jump on the other buyers that may be interested in that house. Sure enough, we eventually found the perfect home. Kelly established rapport with the selling agent, got my offer accepted, and handled the escrow in a seemless and professional manner. In a word - GREAT JOB! Thanks Kelly. I highly recommend you. Bob Coolbaugh

BOB COOLBAUGH

Brittnie Avery: reliable, engaged, professional, friendly, and organized.

It's highly unlikely, but you might find a better real estate professional--if you're up for a real challenge! Repeat customer here with nothing but positive things to say about working with Brittnie. Recommend!

Randy Owens

Thank you so much to Markus and Heidi.

Markus helped us find our dream home! He knew exactly what we wanted and he was always available to advise us and show us houses. Once we were in escrow, Heidi was informative, organized, and efficient. I recommend Heidi and Markus to anyone buying a home. They really know their stuff!

Jen Burley

Kathryn was very professional and patient showing me a variety of homes in Orange County.

Very nice and personable. She was able to find me a great home that I love. She assisted with all the steps along the way in purchasing my home. She kept me updated on any changes during the process. After the purchase she continues to offer her assistance with any questions I may have.

Gary

Just closed my second transaction with Desi within 6 months.

As on the 1st deal, he provided excellent service and was always available to answer questions and lead through the process. Desi is great at what he does and is highly recommended.

B. Phillips

Andi was most helpful in selling my mother's home.

She went out of her way to tend to the little details that we were unable to handle due to distance, etc. She helped us through some difficult parts of the escrow and made sure everything was completed correctly so we could close on time. She even had her husband do some to the little details required by the new owners. We are very grateful for her 5 star performance.

Meredith Olson

Team Kociela is excellent!

We interviewed a few realtors before choosing them. We wanted to sell our house fast, but for a good price. I wanted someone who would do a great job of advertising. We chose Team Kociela and I am so glad we did. The other realtors wanted to sell our house for much less. They didn't understand the value of a house in North Tustin. Erin Knew the true value of our house. She also had amazing suggestions to make my house beautiful. We received a great offer right away. Then we made an offer on our dream house in North Tustin. Erin was an amazing negotiator and we got it for the price we wanted. I called Erin daily. She never was frustrated with all my questions. One day when I didn't call, she called me to check if I had any questions that day. During one stressful day she came right over with dark chocolate and information to ease my stress. We are so glad we chose Team Kociela!!

Sharon Thayer

Desi provided great service and amazing response time in our home search.

He was patient and diligent in finding a property that met our wants and needs. I highly recommend him.

Bryan Phillips

We have worked with Desi for over 20 years and have never been disappointed.

He is conscientious, follows up as necessary, knows the real estate business, understands your needs and provides solid feedback. It is very reassuring as clients to know that we can rely on Desi.

I began working with Team Kociela through a referral from a friend.

My boyfriend and I finally decided that it was time to really be serious about buying a home. As first time buyers, we were very clueless on what to expect when purchasing a new home. We met up with Erin and Jay one afternoon and they broke down the whole process for us from start to finish. The information that they provided us armed us with the knowledge to go out and begin shopping for our new home. Through a lot of searching and ups and downs, Team Kociela was with us the whole way. We searched for about a month, put in offers and were denied numerous times until someone finally accepted our offer. Erin and her team were always prompt and responsive when we found something we were interested in. I love the fact that they are high tech and most communication was through email or text. It made things very easy for us. When it came time to buy, I was happy that, again, most everything was electronic. With all of our busy schedules, it was very nice to be able to just open our email and sign our documents electronically. After 30 days of escrow, we closed and are now homeowners. With the help of Team Kociela, my boyfriend and I went from renting a room out of a house to becoming homeowners in a matter of two months. I am so amazed how fast everything happened. Thank you again Team Kociela. I recommend you to ANYONE who is looking to buy/sell and wish to have a proactive team to help them out. We look forward to working with you again. Always, Tim & Jen

Jennifer Tran

Kathryn is an excellent agent.

She is not only incredibly professional and knowledgeable but she is also warm, personable and truly goes the extra mile (literally!) for her clients. We are so thankful to have had Kathryn help us move into our first home. You could not choose a better advocate for your real estate needs.

Sara and Mike

I heard about Heidi and Markus Brown's excellent reputation on the $1M+ sales market and placed my complete trust in them to handle the sale of my $1.

6M beach property. Being an absentee owner living in a state 1700 miles away, I thought this transaction might pose some challenges. However, through the use of technology and excellent communications along the way, we got the transaction done. Their marketing plan worked great and we secured the exact type of buyer I was looking for. The escrow process was effortless as well, and we closed in 30 days without a hitch. I recommend Heidi and Markus Brown for all transactions, no matter how complicated, they come through.

Hans F Thurau

07/03/2014 Working with Rebecca was delightful.

She is extremely professional and really listened to my needs. She showed me every possibility until we found exactly the right home. I would use her services for all of my real estate needs.

Linda Drummond

Melissa is amazing.

What she knows and what's she's able to get done blows my mind. We had to deal with so many other agents on both the buying and selling side and her knowledge well surpassed every single one of them. She knows all the ins and outs of real estate which is what a client needs in order to get the house they're looking for, which is exactly what we got.

John & Karee Johnson

FANTASTIC.

Kelly has been our agent for three real estate transactions (two purchases, one sale), and did an outstanding job on all three. He's very pleasant to work with and has a calming demeanor as the unexpected surprises inherent in real estate transactions arise. He excelled at all the things you would demand of a top tier agent, such as listening attentively and showing us properties that matched our search criteria, working diligently, keeping us informed promptly of all progress and developments in the transactions, etc. Most impressive was the fact that he went above and beyond. He put on his workman's gloves and spent an afternoon pruning trees, etc. to prepare our house for sale. He patiently guided us through the process of house hunting and adapted easily as our search criteria "evolved". The list goes on. Bottom line - outstanding agent.

Keith England

A friend recommended Desi to us, and we were not disappointed.

Desi is extremely pofessional and competent. He was highly skilled in negotiations and was always unflappable. We are very happy with our sale to list price ratio. We cannot fathom any other broker doing a better job. We highly recommend Desi. And an added blessing is that we now consider Desi an amazing friend.

John and Judy Ebbe

I have known and worked with Swati for a long time.

There are several wonderful qualities that come to mind in regards to my experience with her. The most important being she has exceptional communication skills. She has always explained things in simple terms and follows through on questions or concerns I have. I am confident she will help you navigate the complex world of real estate to help you find the home of your dreams!

Tushar

Heidi and Markus got us a great price for our condominium and an unbelievable price on our new house.

Their carefully researched arguments really helped boost our sale price and reduce our purchase price. And the fact that they did things most other agents don't made all the difference in the world for us. We couldn't be happier and will use them again for any purchase or sale in the future. 

Ken and Fabiana Muench

I can't even begin to say enough good things about Markus.

He is on his game, extremely professional, ethical, and an all around nice guy. When our mom passed away we were faced with the difficult task of selling her home, our family home for the past 54 years. It was an emotional journey but Markus worked with us every step of the way to ensure that we were successful, and yet he remained sensitive to our wishes and never once made us feel like he was just in it for the sale. He truly cared about us!! I am so grateful that he was our realtor and I would refer him in a heartbeat! He is one class act! Markus and Heidi, From the bottom of my heart, Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Debbie Hjorth

"I was first impressed with Erin Kociela's excellent knowledge of the market.

She supplied me with every detail I needed to decide it was the right time to sell. The effort she put in to staging the home was above and beyond what I expected from a realtor and as if that wasn't enough, she quickly secured an offer of full asking price which quickly and easily turned into the sale of my home! It was the easiest real estate transaction I've ever had. Thank you Erin!"

Iona Brazas

Team Kociela, specifically Erin Kociela, made the process of listing, showing and selling my family home a smooth and enjoyable experience.

Her first hand knowledge of the area, its quiet, family oriented neighborhoods helped match our house with a qualified buyer very quickly. She was always available for my questions about the sales and escrow process. She got required documents to me in a very timely manner and always kept me informed throughout the process. Along with her extensive personal knowledge of the market area, what I appreciated the most about Erin was her professional integrity in dealing with potential buyers and her patience and calm demeanor. I strongly recommend Team Kociela!

Kris Morrison

Finding a home for an elderly parent in the midst of a pandemic is no small task, but with the exceptional guidance from Heather Boyd, my mom found her dream home.

We can't thank Heather enough for her valiant display of patience and professionalism. Heather helped my mother identify her "must haves" and "can live with outs", and carefully steered her away from properties that fell short of her needs, or would require renovations that would take her outside of her budget. In a very competitive market, Heather was able to show my mom a gem, and secure the property for her before any other agent had the chance. Additionally, Heather went above and beyond helping my mother navigate the paperwork that needed to be executed electronically due to the pandemic. Now my mom is the envy of all her neighbors as she has the best house with the best location on the block. We wholeheartedly recommend Heather.

Kristi Holt

Nichole did a superb job of selling my house.

She was always there to answer my questions and be of help when needed. We started early on in preparation for putting the house on the market. She was patient and I appreciated that. Timing was challenging with the pandemic and my move. Nichole knew I was anxious to get the house sold and she went out of her way to make this happen. Because I was quarantined, she needed to make arrangements for signatures and appointments. This went along beautifully. My home has sold to a lovely family and I am relieved of my responsibilities of a homeowner thanks to the efficient way that Nichole listed, showed and sold my home. She was my friend and I would recommend her to others. (Wanted to include a picture but couldn’t make that happen)

Ann Niedringhaus

Markus and Heidi just sold our house in Huntington Beach, CA.

They were referred to us by friends who had already done several transactions with them. We were in a hurry to sell our home and they managed to get the job done quickly and with minimal disruption to our lives. They are knowledgeable, attentive, responsive and held our hands the whole way. Heidi and Markus turned turned what was a highly stressful time in our lives, into a very manageable step by step process. We highly recommend them. We can't say enough about Markus and Heidi and would not hesitate to use them again!

Farida Wilkes

Working in an environment that creates energy, nurturing, comraderie and teamwork has always been important to me.

Mike Hamilton of First Team in Tustin has managed to instill it all in our office. He has uniquely been able to inspire me to reach new heights in my career as well and more importantly make more money Tustin is an office with a manager who is inclusive of all members of his team, he makes time to answer any questions no matter how trivial they might be. He encourages one and all to share in our successes and well as problem solve so we all do better in our businesses I am and always will be appreciative of the special person/manager that he is R Sybil Miller

R Sybil Miller

We have now sold two homes and purchased three homes with Ray Corral at First Team and highly recommend everyone interested in selling or purchasing a home to work with Ray.

The key reason is that Ray looks out for his clients best interest at all times, he provides thorough and expedient service throughout the entire process and never forgets to check back with you to see how you are doing and if he can help. Ray is backed by a strong Real-estate Company First Team who you can also trust with your future needs.

Samuel Miles

Liz is 5 stars.

I had my listing in Orange Park Acres for sale for three years. As soon as Liz took over she told me what to fix to sell. I did just that and sold... She decorated and planted. She added her own things to show the house, she is amazing. I am so relieved that my house sold! Sandy Strasbaugh-Klein

Sandystrsbaughklein

Kudos to Andi MacCallum for all her help with our move.

From a standing start, it took us several weeks to pack up and store everything so we could prep the house and make it ready for the new owners. Along the way we had almost endless questions about should we do this, how should we do that, and will it matter if we do some other things. Andi skillfully guided us through this minefield of potential issues, smoothing the waters along the way and helping to make the sale of our house and our subsequent move as easy as possible. At closing, we made about $50K more than our asking price, which is always nice! We could not have done it without her. Thank you, Andi!

MIke Martin

I cannot say enough good about Markus and Heidi Brown!

My husband and I met Markus several months before we decided we were seriously ready to look for a house. I filed his business card away until we were ready, and when that time came, we didn't hesitate to call Markus. He was extremely knowledgeable and took the time to make sure we completely understood the house buying process in California. He was also very good at pointing out the good and the bad about each house we saw. He was able to guide us and show us what was really important when making a decision to bid. Whether it was a standard sale, short sale or foreclosure we were confident that he had experience to close the deal! In fact he did just that. We decided to bid on a foreclosure and because of the reputation of Markus and Heidi and their understanding of how it all works, we got the house. After our bid was accepted Heidi was there all the way. She did not let one detail get passed by. She explained all the paperwork and kept us posted daily on where we were at in the process. Together, they turned something could have been a stressful situation, into a great experience! I would highly recommend Markus and Heidi Brown and would for certain use them again. These are real people who care about you and getting you a great deal and making sure you find exactly what you are looking for:)

Heather Maddigan

Dear Sirs, Linda Lawrence did an outstanding job throughout sales process, her guidance in the presentation of the house and marketing was spot-on.

Linda had the house sold in matter of days, her help in the closing of escrow was monumental for we had a very demanding buyer. i would recommend Linda for any and all real-estate needs to my friends and family.

Dane & Karen Cardone

Kristie stayed in contact for years until I was able to sell, keeping me informed of values and sales in the area.

Thank you, Kristie

Connie Matthews

I highly recommend Desi!

He is extremely knowledgeable, patient, and went above and beyond for us. Thank you Desi for your assistance with selling our home! The Wilson Family

Alayne Wilson

Rebecca is the realtor who gives you a peace of mind.

She is there for you at every step of the transaction. She is experienced and professional, the best you can find. After living in our condo for a year and half, we still are happy with the purchase.

Vivian

Mel was with us for the purchase and sale of our home in West Floral Park.

His years of experience and professionalism guided us through the mounds of paperwork. His excellent communication facilitated a quick sale and close. Not only is Mel an effective agent, he’s a great neighbor.

Dale and Jo Meredith

Markus and Heidi, You have made this process a pleasure!

From Markus' knowledge and feel for his clients to Heidi's professional and detail-oriented way, we couldn't be happier with how you took care of us!! Do you help unpack too!?!?

Cassandra Garr

Brittnie is the best.

She was very thorough with helping us buy.

Happy Buyer

Heather is very knowledgeable about the North Tustin area and helped us find the perfect home to buy.

With her guidance, we were able to be selected as the winning offer and beat out the other 6 offers on the home we wanted. She also listed our current home for sale and we received multiple offers within a few days. It sold in less than a week for over asking price. Heather is professional, on time, responsive and easy to work with. I would highly recommend her to anyone buying or selling in the Tustin/Irvine/Orange area.

Joanne and Mike Nguyen

Markus and Heidi, I want to thank you so much for your help with the sale of my house.

If you have a perspective client who is having a hard time with choosing a realtor or apprehensive of what is about to happen when they put their house on the market, please let them read my take on the sale of a house. Selling a house is not as easy as one may think. It takes patience, more patience and even more patience. It also takes trust in the realtor or realtors that you choose to help you with this event. From the staging of a house to the legal terms in the contract, a realtor is definitely needed. I had the fortunate experience of working with Markus and Heidi Brown in one of the most difficult times of my life. However, their knowledge, understanding and patience with me made the sale of my house a pleasant experience. Markus has a great deal of professionalism, patience and understanding of what I was going through. Heidi has outstanding marketing skills and brought my house to life through photos and words so that people wanted to come check out my charming and cozy home. Thanks again for all your hard work and most of all your understanding. That meant a great deal to me. 

Shelley Strain

Dawn Lee Bogert was an excellent Real-estate agent for us.

She was always responsive and quick to fix any problems. She went above and beyond what I expected. We had some bad problems with our septic as one example and she took what could have been a disaster and turned it into a plus for us and the buyers. I was probably a little testy a couple of times and she kept her composure and simply corrected whatever problems we encountered. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking a great agent. Sincerely, Will Otey

Will Otey

Our experience with Dawn was excellent!

She is the best real estate agent we have ever used! Her level of professionalism and attention to detail is unsurpassed! She is passionate about her job and that shows in her customer service and her joyful attitude!

Marty and Margie

Rebecca was a tremendous support with my rental transaction.

She was very instrumental in enabling me to rent my home within a 1 week time frame. Since this is my first rental experience, she provided professional guidance and advice in screening and selecting our tenant. She clearly looked out for my best interest. I would highly recommend Rebecca anyone interested in selling or renting real estate. She is a pleasure to work with.

Manuel C. Gaudier

06/23/2014 Bought a home in 2014 in Irvine, CA.

Rebecca helped me and my daughters relocate from the East to the West. She was awesome , found us the perfect house which was not easy we had many must haves on our list as well as being on a budget. My daughters really connected with her , she was very patient, and we are very happy with our purchase and new life her in CA. Thank you Rebecca you are awesome!!

V. Jabbar

Mike brings an exceptional breadth of experience with close to 4 decades in the business.

He is an excellent listener, and effortlessly helps the agent find solutions to complex issues. I would recommend anyone looking to explore a real estate career; or looking for a change of company, talk to Mike.

Cerise Paton

As first time home buyers we had no clue about the home-buying process, but Ricardo was so patient with our questions and he walked us through everything.

He listened to what we wanted and needed and offered suggestions without being pushy. He was always responsive and at times went above and beyond his duties. We worked with him for a few months leading to the successful purchase of our first home. Overall, our experience working with him was awesome, we highly recommend him.

Evelyn Herrera-Torres

Kay did an awesome job on our Purchase Transaction.

She is very patient, transparent and ethical with her dealings on both sides of the transaction...which is a rarity in this business.

Scott and Molly

Navigated a difficult purchase.

Good communicator. Markus' team is exacting, with great depth of knowledge. Good strategists. Closed on time despite numerous last minute issues.

Julie Hoegi

How likely are you to recommend Kelly Boulger?

highly likely Rate Kelly Boulger on specific characteristics Local knowledge: Excellent Process expertise: Excellent Responsiveness: Excellent Negotiation skills: Excellent Summary of their experience: The sale of our home closed in 30 days! One of the smoothest real estate transactions I have experienced. Kelly quickly smoothed out any bumps in the road and is the most responsive agent I have dealt with keeping you informed every step of the way. He is very knowledgable and even helped us relocate to our new home. Even went as far as helping us with a garage sale. I would highly recommend his services. Service provided Helped me buy and sell homes Street address 2300 N Greengrove St, Orange, CA 92865 Year 2016

Jeff Blue

Rebecca helped me find my investment home and a renter for this home within a short period of time.

She is professional, resourceful, and a trusworthy person. She was easy to talk to and was always available to answer any questions I had no matter how big or small. She works hard and she works for the clients with her clients' best interest in mind. These are qualities that I find very valuable and rare in the Sales industry. It was my pleasure to work with Rebecca and I would highly recommend Rebecca as a realtor to friends and family.

Tulinh Bright

We used Erin & Richard to sell our Condo in RSM and loved the way they decorated and helped with every detail.

They were fabulous! We highly recommend them.

Christine Contreras

Andi was wonderful to work with and so accessible.

Even if I texted and she was in a meeting or showing, she would let me know she got my text and would respond shortly. She has a very clam demeanor and confidence in what she does, which gave my family a great sense of comfort. We had a tough closing at our new home out of state, and working with the realtor there just made me realize even more how amazing Andi was here in CA. I would highly recommend her to anyone! Blessings! Joanne Paff

Adam & Joanne Paff

Brittnie was very professional and everything she did for us was first class: from the professional photos from the Open House to the individualized assistance through the close of escrow.

We were glad we chose Brittnie to help us sell our home. And, YES, we would absolutely use her again if the need arose.

Kathi

Andi is so great at what she does!

This is the second house she has sold for me and each went very smooth!

Sallie Wright

Dear Desi,It is with great pleasure that we write this Thank you letter for all your hard work and dedication in selling our property in Lake Elsinore and helping us find our dream home in Santa Ana.

Thanks, in your case, is certainly not enough!It was evident from our first meeting that you were honest and direct and experienced in local real estate.We were not surprised when you stood up to your word and sold our house in Lakes Elsinore in less than one month and shortly after you helped us find our new home.  We admit, we provided you with a "tall order."To your credit we were never in the dark at any time.  You kept us informed of everything that was happening.  You offered excellent advise and answered every questions promptly.You amazed us with your confidence, high energy, flexibility, and persistence.  You were responsive to our phone calls, texts, and emails on weekends and late nights.  You contacted us regugarly to keep us informed (even when we hadn't contacted you).You continually provided support and guidance during many stressful endeavors (e.g. home inspections).  You were extremely organized and made sure deadlines were met.We grew accustomed to spending time with you and we miss our Open House excursions.  We don't just consider your our Realtor, you are also a friend.Thank you Desi!

Sam and Orzina Giurguis

Ricardo was very helpful in finding us our first home.

He was knowledgeable and patient with us. He always answered all our questions and was available. We would highly recommend Ricardo Franco, especially if you are first time home buyers. We have recommended him to all our family members looking to purchase a new home.

Lorena Perez Sanchez

Thank you Melissa for your help in renting my Irvine Condo.

I really appreciate your quick response to my questions. You sent me regular update which was very helpful. You went above and beyond to find best renter and best price. The whole process went so smoothly including all the paper work. Your professionalism was exemplary. THANK YOU…. -Seema 

Brittnie was highly professional from the moment we began to work with her.

She helped us get a full price offer on the same night we listed. I would recommend Brittnie for all of your real estate needs. Thanks again for selling our house.

Chris & Dina

My husband and I have worked with Desi several times over the past 23 years.

We keep coming back to Desi because of his knowledge of the industry and his professionalism. Whether helping us sell a house, buy a house, or finding potential tenants for a rental, Desi continues to provide quality service.

Paula M. Bruce

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