Long Beach Testimonials

Absolutely thankful we chose Michelle to represent us during our home search and purchase journey.

She was consistent, punctual and very proactive. She made the process smooth and communication was exceptional. She worked an amazing deal for us and we we’re able to save money on house appliances and other great perks! We’re completely satisfied and would do it again with her. She’s awesome!

Shakebia Lyons

My husband and I are so excited to be in our first home!

We have been saving up, and we are very happy with our overall experience using the SchoolsFirst Home Advantage Program. Matthew Nichols, our loan originator, was far and above the best part of our entire home buying experience. He was thorough, friendly and knowledgeable. When my husband and I were experiencing issues with other parts of the process, Matthew went above and beyond to ensure that our issues were resolved. I am so thankful that he was part of our home purchase! Thank you Matthew!!

Kelly Riese

I am so impressed with my Realtor!

I have had Real Estate transactions within the last few years, and my last Realtor didn't know half of what Eric does about marketing and the use of technology to get people to look at your home. I was also very happy with the photographer that Eric hired to  take pictures of my house. The advice on what should be done to prepare my home for the best possible presentation, was invaluable. Due to Eric's tremendous skills in marketing and technology, he drew over 20 viewings at the first (pre MLS) open house. On top of that, we had a decent offer made from that open house. Then, within 24 hours of being on the MLS, we had a solid full-price offer, which we've accepted! I have told all of my friends and relatives about Eric, and would highly recommend him to anyone who wants excellent results, fast.

Debbie B.

"We are so happy with both Dani and Kate for the outstanding job they did on getting our house ready to put on the market.

They were both instrumental in getting our house sold quickly and with minimal hassle. We would strongly recommend them to our friends or family in the future who are thinking of moving. They also kept in touch with both myself and my brother in Oregon to let us know what was going on with our escrow and just checking on us in general to make sure that all was going well with us on a personal level. Thank you Dani and Kate for make this such a smooth transition from selling our house here and making our move to Washington. You both are totally awesome!" Stephen & Delia Olivarez  

Stephen & Delia Olivarez

Josh handled the transaction perfectly from beginning to end.

He is thoughtful, diligent and very professional. Really amazing especially for someone his age. I won't hesitate to work with Josh again or to refer others to him.

Ron Brandenburg

Jennifer Perekrest is such a wonderful agent.

She is highly educated on the housing market. She goes above and beyond to understand your needs and desires as a family, sending properties all the time for you to see and consider. She is personable, professional and very good managing the relationships with other realtors, whether they are helpful or difficult, she can navigate the relationship well. And she is always available when you have questions or concerns. And through it all she will put what is best for you, first. We could not have asked for a better person to help us navigate the home buying and selling process.

Nick & Angela Chadwick

I am not sure how I found the website, but living out of state I was able to look at the website when I wanted to.

I explained to Eric that if I found a house that I favored, that my son and daughter could preview for me. Eric was able to take them to see some house that met my criteria. When  they found one that they really like I was able to get there in two days to see it. Eric had advised the seller agent that I was a qualify buyer and was really interested in this one house. They seller was willing to wait for me to make the two day drive. In the end, I got the house and am very happy about it. Eric was there for me even after the house closed.

Barbara W.

3023 Heather Russ is great to work with.


  I am greatful to Russ for his professionalism and follow-through approach to business.

  Cathy Coy

My husband and I recently purchased a home and used Phillip Mazzocco as our agent.

Phil went above and beyond throughout the entire process. His many personal and business connections made the process smooth and efficient, and Phil’s consistent communication efforts were truly invaluable during the purchase. Phil and his team are a joy to work with, and we have already and continue to recommend him to anybody we know buying or selling a home.

Sarah Bennett

Kate was AWESOME to work with!

! Kate helped us understand the things that we didn't understand and really made our home buying experience the best!! Now we love our home!!! I would recommend Kate Nash to all of my family and friends :)

Sue Nguyen

"Michelle is an awesome agent!


Travis Test

I can honestly say that without Michelle I think I would have given up on looking for a house.

She is incredible at what she does. I was looking at houses near Palm Springs in the summer and Michelle went out of her way to scope out locations a couple weeks before my wife and I could. Michelle also has an amazing eye for detail. She kept pointing out potential problems that I was completely missing. Michelle was never pushy and never showed us places above our price range which was a huge relief. Michelle was also there for us through the entire process , from finding a loan to singing the papers and getting us our keys. I can not speak highly enough of her and I hope I have the opportunity to work with her again. Thanks for everything!!

Chad Burtrum

Phil Mazzocco goes above and beyond for his clients and that is exactly what we experienced when working with us.

He is professional, experienced, easily relatable, calm yet strategic in every decision, and really helped guide us when purchasing our new home. We could not be more grateful for all that he did to help support us. I highly reccomend Phil for he created such a positive experience for us!

Laura Adams

5869 Barbanell Russ is so very professional and positive.

  I appreciate his advice because I had so little experience and he was so helpful.  Doris Crowell

27827 Pontevedra Dr.

I knew Russ was not used to the area in the South Bay LRPV.  He did the needed research to get the price we could sell the house quickly and fairly.  He was fantastic.  Cardello

Jan recently helped me purchase my first home.

He was extremely patient working with a new homebuyers who only had a basic idea of what he wanted. I truly appreciated that he took the time to get to know me as a person and never made any assumptions regarding the type of home that be best for me. He encouraged me to look at all options and set me up with program that showed me all single-family homes, townhouses, and condos that were within my price range and in my preferred geographic areas. Jan’s process to home buying was exceptionally convenient for me, and I never felt as if we were missing out on any homes. One of my huge concerns was being “priced out” of the area I wanted. I had talked with another agent who heard our budget and he immediately told me I needed to think about looking even farther outside my ideal locations before even looking to see what was currently available. Jan, on the other hand, didn’t balk and ultimately helped me find a home in a location well within one of the neighborhoods I liked and had admired. In fact, every single condo, townhouse, and single-family residence I looked at with him was within the general area in which I was interested. He was knowledgeable about the current housing market and knew how much home we could get for my money in the locations I preferred. I came to the process knowing that potential homebuyers don’t always realize what they can realistically purchase, but in this case Jan’s knowledge of the area, the market, and his negotiation skills got me what I wanted. Another great thing about working with Jan was his willingness to share his knowledge with me. If he saw something that would likely need replacing, or could be an issue he would point it out without being negative about the whole place in general. He would instead put it in terms like, “I might be able to negotiate the price down,” or “I can ask that it be fixed.” I always felt as if I left a viewing with options. I highly recommend working with Jan.

Tim K.

I used my brother Jan Canters as I knew how he works.

He is very thorough in his research of comparable market prices giving a full report of all properties in the same area. Having an architectural degree he can give prospective clients more information on the structure of a property and make suggestions on how to reconfigure or expand certain areas within the home. He has excellent taste and can advise clients on what can be done to make the interior of the home more pleasing. He has a wonderful personality whereby he can identify with each perspective buyer explaining to them the special qualities of each home and answering any queries they may have ; having inspected the home himself before having a first open house. He is a true professional.

Lilia E Hoddinott

Jan, has been a joy to work with during the process of my condo sale.

His professionalism has superseded my expectations, along with his desire for my satisfaction. His expertise in the business has been a comfort and further confirmed I selected the best realtor for the job. I would strongly recommend his services for any home or commercial sale. Thank you Jan, for a great job!!

Alberto Castro

Jessica was amazing.

She made sure I felt at ease in the choices that were being made about the price, the changes/upgrades on the house and the potential buyers. Moving out of the home your children grew up in is difficult, but she went above and beyond making sure me and my family were comfortable and she constantly checked in with us. Jessica has a heart of gold and I would recommend her to my friends, family and strangers. I can't say enough positive things about her.

Vincent & Staci Kirk

Michelle provided me with outstanding service and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for real estate.

From the time I met her (prior to contacting her for a definite home search) she was informative and clearly knowledgable about the area and her field. During my real estate search I was impressed with her attention to detail when engaging with property owners; she was asking all the questions I hadn’t considered but realizing I needed to know in order to make a sound purchase. On top of that, she never pressured and has continued to provide helpful advice throughout and after my purchase. I couldn’t be more pleased.

Kirstin Wagner

Kate was extremely knowledgeable of the California real estate market.

From my home by the beach to my home in Palm Springs, Kate was there to interact with potential buyers. I highly recommend Kate Nash. She makes potential buyers feel comfortable and not pressured which leads to sales!

James E Pettit

3160 San Anseline Ave.

Russ sold this home we bought.  He also has stopped by from time to time.  he sells a lot of homes in our neighborhood.  Russ is a professional, knowledgable realtor.  We highly recommend him.  

We have never sold a property before so we were very nervous about the entrie experience.

 Jan helped hold our hands through all the details and made sure we were updated thoughout the process..He was always available by email or by phone for any question and never made us feel like we were asking dumb questions!  He was funny, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable.  He went over and above to research our area and the value of our home and we ended up selling our house for 11% more per square foot than any other home in our area since before 2008!  We would not hesitate to use him again to buy or sell property in Southern California.

Marcus Dong Esq. & Renata Dong Esq.

I have worked with Kate on several Real Estate transactions and she has always been great to work with!

Customer service and great communication skills are just a few of the qualities she carries. If you're looking into buying or selling a property and in the process making a long term friend you  should definately give Kate a call.

Carlos & Leah Espinoza

7890 Spring St.

#15G Russ does a great job and follows through every step of the way.  First Team is very lucky to have him as an employee.  Margo Shanahan

Amy is an excellent real estate agent.

She is kind, knowledgeable, quick to respond, and trustworthy. She helped us purchase our dream "forever home!" She knew exactly what we wanted, and more importantly, what we needed, and really made the entire home purchasing process more enjoyable. I would 100% recommend her and she will now be helping us sell our first home!

Jessica Arthur

Buying or selling a home is a HUGE decision and major life commitment.

Phil made the process easy, helping me feel very confident because of his knowledge, experience, and transparency. He truly works with his clients best interest in mind rather than his own motivation to make the highest commission. I have used him for 3 different homes and all turned out to be GREAT transactions. I will continue to use him in the future based on our stellar track record and his integrity and incredible work ethic.

Kelly Noonan

Richard was knowledgeable, responsive, and professional.

Sebastian Daskawicz-Davis

Jan assisted us in selling our condominium in Long Beach, CA; back in June 2018.

Jan was most helpful in getting us through this process thoughtfully and precisely. He is on pointe with his recommendations and does an amazing job ensuring you are well represented. I can’t recommend Jan enough... he is an agent of agents!

J. & M. Robertson


I'm gonna recommend her to every friend in need of an agent!

Tomas Jacobi & Lina M. Cordero Suarez

Russ was wonderful to work with.

He was professional, and so responsive to our needs. Due to his expertise, the house sold in 2 days!! We will definitely refer friends, and use him again in the future. Thank you Russ!

Pat West Trustee

We were absolutely blown away by the professionalism and dedication Marise showed both myself and my husband.

We looked for over 6 months in the LA area having all of our offers rejected. Throughout the entire process she stayed optimistic and knew we would find the right house. We finally had our offer accepted on a fixer and she was able to negotiate the credits we needed to get the house to a decent place with a tough seller.  Best of all she was involved throughout the entire escrow process up until the day we received the keys. Unfortunately, our credit union dropped the ball on several occasions, but she was there advocating strongly for us and speaking to whomever she needed to in order to get the house closed. I eventually received a call with a personal apology from the VP of the mortgage department at my credit union thanks to her, and we were able to close on time.  Needless to say, she was our saving grace. As first time homebuyers and a young couple, we really relied on her expertise. She's great at what she does, and frankly First Team Real Estate is lucky to have her on their team! She will be my first call when we decide to sell and re-buy - no doubt.

Andrea Ives

Russ is an extraordinary Agent.

He goes above and beyond to ensure your home is ready to put on the market and that you get the highest price possible. I would never sell or buy another piece of real estate without Russ' help.

Meliss Hankin Trustee

Amy Jerominek was incredibly thoughtful, meticulous, creative, intuitive, and fun to work with.

She went above and beyond to help us find the right home, and then to help us close on that home in what was frequently a complicated process in a competitive market. We would highly recommend Amy as realtor!

Aditi Kapil and Sean Brennan

I had a great experience working with Marise in purchasing my new home.

I am a first time homeowner with my partner and the whole buying process went smooth with her as our realtor. She made us feel very comfortable and confident in her work. Very professional. We would recommend her to anyone looking for a top notch realtor who really knows the market and will work hard to satisfy her client's needs.

Jenn M.

From the first time we met Phil, we had a positive experience.

He came to our home and listened to our ideas and dreams. Afterwards, he helped us prepare our condo for sale while searching for an ideal home for our growing family. For our part, we had a very specific and constraining list of demands (price, size, location, etc...) Phil was always in contact and had a great team of people working with him. He even introduced us to a great contractor. In the end, it felt like a friend was listening and guiding us through a stressful time to an extremely satisfying conclusion. Thanks Phil and Team. I think you might need 6 stars.

Luke D

Russ made buying my first home a breeze.

He was easy to get a hold of, always available to speak, and went out of his way to be helpful.

Paul Beck

Marise Is so wonderful!

She is professional, kind and kickass! Whenever another real estate agent acted shady or weird she didn't allow it or take any bullshit, instead she was honest and gave it to us straight which i really really appreciated. She took us to a bunch of properties that would work for us and ultimately found us our dream place for under their asking price! Could not possibly recommend her more!

MaryElise M.

Kelsea is a true pro.

As first time home owners and new to the area, we relied on Kelsea's knowledge and skills to help us find the perfect house. She was beyond patient with our barrage of questions and concerns, arranged showings that worked with our limited availability, and went above and  beyond in helping us research and coordinate open houses. When we finally found our home, she guided us through the bid, the inspection and the closing processes, ensuring us every step of the way. We are forever grateful for this smart, generous and patient soul and couldn't be happier in our new home. Thank you Kelsea!


I lucked out finding you!

Thanks for everything you've done to get my property sold! You're great! When I get this place up to date I'll be calling. I promise it won't be as tuff as this one was. Again, thanks! Ann K.

We had the pleasure of having Richard Holt represent us, in both a buying and selling transaction.

  Richard is always thoroughly professional and innovative.  His ability to foresee our needs and to act without being spoon fed was instrumental in our being able to find the perfect home we were looking for and then, due to the fact that we found out we had to have my wife's mother come to live with us, to then be able to sell it quickly.  We never felt pressured by Richard to buy or accept an offer.  He presented the facts and allowed us to decide. Richard's tireless effort on our behalf to find the home of our dreams (over many weekends) was remarkable.  With often little warning that we were coming from the central coast, he drove us all over Simi Valley, Conejo, Newberry Park, Camarrillo, Ventura, Chatsworth, Valencia, Porter Ranch, West Hills and more.  Each time, he listened to our commentary and refined his search for us, allowing us to narrow the area of interest..  Finally, when we did find the place we wanted, he provided expert advice on how to proceed. When we notified him we wanted to sell the home he had just found for us, only months before, he immediately laid out his marketing strategy and started the process with a preview for the brokers in the area and then he had an open house, in which he displayed an unusual approach to open houses (not just directions to get to it but innovative signs to stimulate interest).  The preview and open house were successful in that we had a lot of interest immediately (not to be expected in this tight market).  Richard said you have a great house here but there is one thing wrong...  The garage floor was not finished and in fact was not in good shape.  We were busy with my wife's Mother and could do little about the garage floor at that time.  Richard volunteered to finish it himself and he did a great job.  Only a week after he finished the floor, we had an offer on the house with a proposed 30 day escrow.  Since we had not yet completed negotiations for our next house we had to delay that to 45 days. So, all in all, Richard Holt is a dynamic, innovative, hard working Realtor who will be a tremendous asset to you, whether you are buying or selling real property.  I would like to add that Richard as fine, honest and upstanding man that it is my pleasure to know. Lt. Col. John Baker (USAF Ret) and Veronica Baker Richard is authorized to provide our phone number should you require further comments regarding his abilities.

3676 Carfax Always glad to have Russ on our side.

Ramona Johnson

9259 Faywood St.

Russ was very helpful, a pleasure to work with.  Laurie Russ' assistance was also very helpful. 

I did not have a good experience in trying to resolve a problem created, in part, by one of her agents.

I do not recommend the office.

Richard Collato

 My wife and I were referred to Steve and Harrison by one of my employees when I was looking to sell my investment condo.

I rented the condo for a number of years and was not sure what condition it would be in when I decided to sell. After seeing the condition the condo and talking with Steve, Harrison and my contractor, we decided to make some repairs to make the condo more appealing. In the first month, we didn’t get as much traffic as we wanted so Steve and Harrison referred a home stager to help get the condo sold. Immediately after it was restaged and marketed, we got into escrow and were able to close the sale on time!  

Dan and Lynette Doyle

- I was in a multiple offer situation and Michelle was quick to secure my contract.

There were times when I had to rely 100% on her judgement. My escrow moved quickly and efficiently. I would recommend Michelle to anyone! Greg I

Greg Ifland

We have known and worked with Phil for over 12 years.

Together we've done about 10 property transactions together. To say that we are 100% satisfied and happy with him as our real estate agent and friend is an understatement. We have complete trust in him as an experienced agent. We know that every decision and advice is with our best interest at heart. He has never steered us in the wrong direction. Over the years, his recommendations and advice have helped us profit beyond our expectations. As a seller’s agent, he has allowed us to completely sit back and relax while he handles all facets of the process. He hires experienced and affordable vendors to prepare our properties for sale in a very competitive market. He literally does all the work. As a buyer’s agent, he has been extremely patient with us, as we are quite particular and specific. When we are ready to make an offer, we have the utmost confidence that his advice will get us what we want at the price we want to pay. Once we are in escrow, he makes every effort to keep us apprised and walks us through each step. Also, as a native of Long Beach, he has extensive knowledge of the Long Beach neighborhoods, which was very useful during our house hunt in Long Beach and Signal Hill. Phil and the Mazzacco family have deep roots in the Long Beach community. They organize and engage in charity events and fundraisers, which translates to excellent working relationships with a number of other agents.

Mark and Jackie Alamo

In 2015 Messrs.

Steve and Harrison Hyde helped us both in the sale of our existing home as well as with the purchase of our new home. We were in the process of downsizing from a two story 2800 square foot home to a one story 2100 square foot home.Harrison and Steve showed our house diligently each weekend and though it took longer than we had hoped, we got a fair price for it and were very happy. In particular a video that they had shot for the website made the place look absolutely palatial.While we were selling Harrison spent a lot of time showing us homes in the Long Beach area. When we saw the home we ultimately bought, my wife said “We can stop now. That’s our new home”.  They both took the time to understand what we were looking for and stayed within that segment of homes, saving us time and ultimately money.Both Steve and Harry were up front and honest in their dealings with us. Unlike some horror stories we have heard over the years, both Harrison and Steve made themselves completely available to us and answered all of our questions, even helped us obtain a great loan and ultimately, find the perfect home for us.

Gary and Tracey Burkard

LaTanya was amazing.

We met her through a USC Credit Union real estate seminar. Right after hearing her speak, we knew we wanted to work with her. She was extremely efficient and a great communicator. She was always available to speak and did a great job at explaining things to us and giving us her professional opinion. She was able to assess what it was we were looking for and represent us in the best light to sellers. We would 100% work with her again and definitely recommend her to others.


What can I say about josh he helped my husband and I buy a home last year and my god did he go above and beyond his job duties.

My husband called him so many times freaking out but josh answered every question and keep my husband calm. Josh is more than a realtor his a friend. He truly cares about his clients. I can’t say it enough thank u Josh this is long past due but ur 1 in a million. My mom meet him too now she’s using him to buy a place . Thanks again josh ur amazing

Tracy and Jason Harvick

Phil is knowledgeable, professional, responsive, pro-active, went the extra mile and great to work with.

We had a particularly difficult buyer, he navigated her uniqueness, protected us, and got the job done despite her reckless behavior and scare tactics. Phil gave top notch service - I would/will recommend him to anyone.

Summer L Hoover

Richard Holt is excellent.

From the very beginning he was helpful and willing to go the extra mile to help me find my dream home. He is responsive and a shrewd negotiator. His experience and "know how" were demonstrated through daily interactions. I highly recommend Richard weather you are buying your first home or upgrading. Frank

Frank Alcaraz

5415 East Killdee St.

Russ is an exceptional real estate agent!  He is extremely knowledgable, skilled, professional, friendly, efficient and helpful every step of the way.  I would highly recommend him anytime.  Jill Hood

3607 Delta Ave.

Property was sold as is and very quickly. Donald

She was great!

Very quick at responding to our questions and always helpful. She is very knowledgeable and we learned a lot from her. She was always pleasant and great to work with. We had a fabulous experience.

Jonathan Perez and Nancy Aquino

Marise is professional, organized, and very detailed!

  As a buyer, you want someone that is highly efficient and dedicated. After almost a year of purchasing my first home with my partner, Marise was and is still there for us.  If you want someone who is knowledgeable, experienced and knows what they are doing, she's the best! Marise is extremely competent (which to my knowledge, is very difficult to find in any living, breathing, person today) if she didn't know something, she took the time to figure it out. I'm always impressed by her efficiency.  We went through other agents prior to Marise and was amazed how she always came through for us and always met our needs every step of the way.  Choose Marise. She will not disappoint.  Thank you, Marise! :)

Janice Lal

I have to start by saying my husband and I have been looking to purchase a home for years.

We have worked with realtors in the past, and have had to take multiple "breaks" because of frustration with the process. We've had countless hours wasted looking at homes we either couldn't afford or weren't suited for us, because our realtor wasn't truly listening to our needs. Marise is in my opinion, the best in the business! She took the time to REALLY get to know my family, and understand our needs. (Lots of storage, safe neighborhood, closet space, etc) When we went to look at homes with her, not once did we feel our time was wasted. Here's the best part- when we finally found our dream home, there were- as is typical in the LA market- multiple families (as in 12!) that felt the same way and wanted the house. Because of her guidance, expertise, and utmost professionalism and INTEGRITY, (even per the selling agent!) we got the house! And no, we didn't have to throw hundreds of thousands of dollars to do it- we are not a wealthy family by any means. Even as we entered escrow dreading that process, Ms. Freitas guided us through what can be an extremely confusing and overwhelming process, step by step so we understood every document we were signing. I cannot rave enough about Ms. Freitas - we never would have gotten our house without her! My family is so grateful!!!!

Rae Latsch

Marise was amazing.

She always showed us any house we were interested in right away. She helped us get our dream in a multiple offer bidding war even though we weren't the highest offer! She's patient, kind, and had great recommendations.

Allison Schroeder & Aaron Brownstein

LaTanya did a great job marketing the house and was always quick to respond to questions and concerns.

She is very friendly and helpful and was willing to go the extra yard.

Andrew Peat Larry Davis

I was actually working with another real estate agent prior to working with Jessica.

This person did not listen to my specific desires and wishes. I had written three offers with the other agent and was told time after time of losing, the right one always comes along, but the strategy or writing in offers did not change. I knew Jessica outside of real estate and she was willing to help me and give advice. Jessica spoke with me about the market and let me know what she could do for me that set me apart from everyone else, without pushing me to leave my current agent. She made my desires a priority and fought hard for what I wanted, while being very ethical.

Aubray Zell

5856 E.

Lanai St. There is no greater person than Russ C. is.  He did MORE than i ever expected him to do.  I would highly recomment him to anyone I know.  Norma Lorenzen

Kate was instrumental in helping my wife and I buy our first home.

I can't recommend her enough. She brings wisdom, patience and knowledge that can't be matched.


Experience working with Richard was great.

I have already recommended Richard to my friends. His guidance was very helpful (I am a first time home buyer and do not have much knowledge about homes). He gave a complete analysis of the home and things he came across and that was insightful. Next, he did CMA and suggested the price that would be fair and competitive. For the home I purchased he suggested to put in couple of items in the offer (like waiving off repairs since home conditions is pretty good) and that helped my offer to be accepted. Further his help in getting an Indian tradition completed (before I got possession of home) by negotiating with the owner will certainly be appreciated. Without Richard's help we could not have completed the Indian tradition of house warming ceremony. He is very responsive though he is busy. Sometimes it was difficult to reach or the voice was breaking because he is driving but at end of the day things got done on time or ahead of time. Overall Richard is an exceptional agent. Please do not hesitate to reach me if any more details are needed about the review.

Nataraj Yenduri

Russ is one of the most credible and honest people I have dealt with in a long time.

Selling a home you love and have been in for nearly 35 years is very emotional and he made the process as comfortable as possible Colleen Bennett 

Thank you Team Hyde for all of your amazing had work and dedication in selling our family home!

! You made everything so very easy and seamless that it made this very emotional time for our family a much easier process! All of your recommendations were right on~ they helped to sell the home in no time at all, and for more than we had hoped! Both amazingly professional, but with such a personal touch- so hard to find!! Thank you to your whole team~ you are all so very much appreciated!!

John B. and Mary Lou Dixon Family Trust

Ivette helped us purchase our home in Downey.

She was great throughout the entire process. She proved to be professional, had great communication and was always available. I would highly recommend her.

Gerardo Lomeli

My nephew Jan was very helpful to us when we decided to leave Monte Carlo.

  He found us a beautiful home that met our needs.  He was very patient in explaining all the things we would need in American.  He is very easy to work with and very thorough in his research.

Maria H. - Monte Carlo

Great job from start to the finish!

Jan was thorough and provided step by step support throughout the entire showing and sale process. No doubt he will provide the same service for you as well. Gracias

Alberto Castro

Russ was very helpful.

There weren't many homes in our price range so we had to spend more than we expected. Our search was also hurried because of the short escrow on the home we sold.

Michael & Virginia Askew

Marise helped me buy a condo this year.

She's scrupulously honest and cares deeply about her clients. She works hard to make sure that we had all the information we needed -- even if that meant working overtime to chase down the answers. Buying a property is stressful and it matters to have a caring, compassionate, professional guide you through the process. She's also a crazy good negotiator who forges relationships that allow her to get the inside scoop.I've worked with several realtors over the years and I can say Marise is absolutely among the best. I've recommended her to friends and family and everyone who has used her has been extremely happy.

Elizabeth Martin

I’ve live in this area for over 35 years and Russ was and is a key person in the area selling Real estate and he care about are the area.

He has always been a pro- active to make sure the house owners always got the best price for their property.

Charles & Deborah Mitchell Trustees

Kate is amazing person.

From the moment she makes eye contact to the day you sign all your papers, Kate was there to walk us through it all. She's very smart, experienced, and her attitude is amazing for the sales industry. She is honest! Hire her today.

James Pettit

Don and his team ensured that the entire process was handled professionally and that all parties interests, concerns, and expectations were addressed in a timely and amicable manner.

We look forward to Don handling our next transaction- we truly felt that Don listened to our perspectives and that he worked hard to get us the best value for our investment dollars.

Neil & Joanne Irish

My wife and I recently purchased a house in Pasadena, and Marise is truly the best in the business!

We were referred to her through a friend that also bought a house, and working with her made the process so easy. She listened to all of our needs, found houses that actually matched our wish list, and went above and beyond to make sure we got the house of our dreams. After only about a month of working with her, we had our offer accepted, and moved in a month later! Not only was she available 24/7 (she even went searching for a cell signal in the mountains one weekend afternoon to call us!), she is incredibly personable (I truly believe one of the reasons why we got the house is because of the incredible relationships she built with the seller and our new neighbors) and does everything she can to help (including contacting and meeting with a foundation expert when we struggled to find our own). I cannot emphasize enough how incredible Marise is. She makes you so comfortable with the process, and will always be on your side during the process. We were fortunate to have had our offer accepted after 3 trips to look at houses and 3 offers, and we could not be happier! Strongly recommended!

Chris Fong

1200 Canoe Brook Dr.

, 19B You don't need anyone else if you have Russ working for you.  Clare O'Keefe

Kate Nash was very professional ,knowledgeable and efficient.

She help us process the improvement of the house without any problem. She did a great job in selling the house.

Aymn & Minda Zamzam

The bomb!

I was trying to sell y home in Cali from Midwest and she got it done in no time. All went smoothly, stress free and quickly. Have dealt with many real estate agents some have being total jokes some ok. Kate Nash by far exceeds them all!!!! Very Happy Customer

Selena Harris

We had a great experience using Harrison @ Team Hyde.

We moved out of state and at the same time trying to sell our home in Long Beach, CA. Harrison was helpful in so many ways...trying to sell a house is stressful enough but trying to sell a house when you live 6 states away is even more stressful but Harrison made it easy and went over and above what was expected of him. Thank you so much, highly recommended.

Karen and Jerry Westlund

Richard Holt- He was fabulous!

He provided us with great education at every step about the process. As first time buyers, he was able to attend to both our need for information as well as the emotional support needed to stay focused and clear-minded during the journey. He made a process that felt initially totally intimidating and overwhelming into something that we came to feel extremely knowledgeable and confident about. He is someone that I would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone for a most personal and professionally successful househunting journey.

3172 Chatwin Ave.

Russ was a great help in many ways.

Great job of staging.

Excellent floor plan. Very large bedrooms. Nice backyard and excellent large balcony.

Susan Armendariz

Lauren assisted us with the sale of our condo, as well as the purchase of our new home.

She went above and beyond to ensure our needs were met. She is professional, knowledgeable, and eager to make the process as smooth as possible for her clients. I fully trust Lauren and recommend her to anyone looking for a top quality agent who knows how to get results.

Leslie R Dahlquist

Thanks for the hard work and willingness to help us out in whatever way possible!

Adam Hopkins

LaTanya Douglass has been absolutely stellar from the beginning.

As someone who was purchasing his first home, I came into this process not knowing much of anything and LaTanya has always been available to answer any questions and to look up any information that would be pertinent to the home buying process. She represented me well and always knew what to ask of the seller, HOA, and Escrow in order to ensure a smooth process. I would say her greatest strength is her patience and I'm grateful for her help in all this as I wouldn't of been able to purchase my first home without her.

Matthew S Lopez

5843 E.

Oxholm St. He is the best! I would never work with another person.  Gave great advice and came by after close of escrow to check in!   Kelli Teague

Throughout the entire process, she's been nothing but helpful and very patient in what was going on.

Regardless of the time or day, she was there to answer all of our questions and address our concerns. She made us feel comfortable with the home buying process, and when we face obstacles, she was there to console us and assure us that it was all going to be fine. We were constantly calling or texting Marise, asking her if we could see this house or request information on another house, and she would be so quick to respond. But above all, we trusted her. She told us if the property wasn't worth the time, and if we didn't agree with her, she would bring up other options we could choose. After the transaction was done, and we closed our new home, we were nervous about things going wrong, like the leaky plumbing, Marise was quick to get on the phone and let the seller know, and the seller sent someone right away to address the issue. The only time where there were any problems was when we had to deal with our bank SchoolsFirst FCU, there were just so many hiccups. We had never had an issue with the bank in any other aspect. For the first time, we almost decided to not go through with the loan because Renee Reynolds kept giving us mixed information. When we would talk to Marise about it, she was really helpful with providing us with other contacts for different stages of the loan. We ended up talking to over five people and two of those people actually went on 2-3 week vacations without sending us an email to let me know or even by placing an away message on their email when we were in the process of putting an offer in. It was only until we talked to Israel Frias, again Marise gave us the contact for this person, that we got a better loan offer than what we were originally quoted for. There was so much negligence and if we were not persistent we really think that we were not going to be able to get the house. In addition, hours before the close of escrow, our final wire from SchoolsFirstFCU didn't go through and we had another stressful time. Again, if Marise didn't help to guide us through this process and with her experience and her knowledge we never could have gotten the house. Marise, thank you for all your help and time. We hope to cross paths with you again some day, and share memories of how you helped us purchase our first home. You were amazing, thanks again.

Allen Prom & Melinda Ung

Dennis L.

Sheffield , Realtor / Mortgage Consultant, “I have known Howard for over 10 years and I’ve found him to be a very dedicated and hard working individual. His desire to be the best is second only to his principles and ethics of doing what’s right. Howard’s willingness to go the extra mile is the foundation in which he has built his real estate business on. I would recommend Howard not only as a realtor for your next real estate purchase but also as a friend you can trust and depend on.” January 21, 2012

Jan has been phenomenal through out the entire process of me selling my home.

To say that Jan merely went above and beyond is an understatement. I will always look to Jan in any future transactions and I would whole heartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a real estate agent.

Michael Guagliano

Selecting a real estate professional to represent me in the sale of my home was a major decision.

After 11 years of living in my home I was looking for a professional who could help facilitate the sale of my house. Shannon Elliott was that person. Shannon listened to what my needs were. She developed a plan to market and sale my house and then implemented it. Shannon’s proactive approach was integral to the sale of my home. After only a few days on the market I received a list price offer. I plan on recommending Shannon Elliott to anyone that is planning on selling or purchasing a home. She is extremely professional, personable, and detailed oriented. Her proven results speak for herself. If you make the decision to hire Shannon Elliott to represent you in the sell or purchase of a home, you definitely won’t be disappointed. Thank you again, Shannon, for making the sell of my home a smooth transaction! This wasn't my first sales transaction, but it was by far the best!

Bianca Curtis

Even though she was working outside her normal area, Kate worked diligently to find the perfect new home for me.

She's amazing.

Peter Becket Kuhl

I have know Jan about 20 years and so he was the natural choice when we decided to sell our house.

  I hadn't bought or sold a house in over 25 years, we were not very knowledgeable in the process.  Jan was very patient in explaining all the issues and paperwork involved.  He really looked out for us, and was very helpful in staging our house with his design background.  We are really happy with our choice in using Jan.  We would use him again without any reservations.

Patti B. - Costa Mesa

Michelle found my wife and I a beautiful 1913 craftsman house in Long Beach that we absolutely love.

She was so helpful and attentive to our needs with house shopping, the house she found us checked all of our must have boxes! We are both very happy with her expertise and we couldn’t have done it without her help. Thank you Michelle!

Matt Torian

Jan Canters was a pleasure to work with!

He's very knowledgeable in all things real estate and, beyond that, he's instrumental in financial structuring and options. He's very detail oriented, assuring all documents are completed in a timely manner. Through the entire process he was extremely professional, responsive and available. In addition, he has a wonderful personality! He's easy to talk to and he makes buying and selling real estate a 100% positive experience. I would recommend Jan without hesitation.

Shelly Hass

Kate is always so awesome to work with!

I would definitely keep using her services in the future!

Juan M Lugo Xuan Thanh Nguyen


. good service.. great

steve Owens

3144 Chatwin Russ is the best!

Working with Josh in getting our home was a extremely positive experience.

I am convinced that without his dedication and energy, we would not have been successful. He help us overcome every single problem that arose, with honesty, intelligence and speed. I really appreciate how he got involved personally and how he made us feel important and taken care. He will be our real estate agent for the future and I will recommend him to friends and family.

Daniel Farina

Thankful for Tasha and David and all the work they did on our behalf.

We bought a house sight unseen in an area we'd never lived before, and that was obviously a very nerve wracking process. So thankful for their countless hours they spent crunching numbers and answering questions and looking at houses and helping us with paperwork.

Ashley Opie Nathan Opie

I have to honestly say that our experience could not have been any better.

Harrison took the time to understand how we wanted to do business and executed it to perfection. Our home sold in a week with multiple offers, over asking price.He also took the time to explain the processes, docs and timing involved to get thru the transaction smoothly.Everything from pictures and presentation of our home, marketing and his availability to us, could not have been more professional. His knowledge of the business provided us with spot-on advice on numerous occasions.I could not recommend anyone more highly for real estate needs than Harrison.

Ed and Julie Davidson

I actually met Kate by way of meeting Patrick Brennan at an open house.

Patrick spoke with me a few minutes, and provided me with some helpful insights and resource materials. I had been trying to buy a house for probably 6 weeks, had put in offers on several other properties, and never was able to compete. I had reached a point where I wondered if I needed to completely change my way of going about this buying process. So, when Kate and Patrick followed up by email, I responded, had a phone conversation with Kate, and went looking at homes that week. I dont know if it was dumb luck, or Kates ability to find the right place, focus the offer, or negotiate, or some combination of those factors, but we found THE house, at a number below what I was bracing myself, that weekend. She navigated us through the negotiation, escrow, and close, and we are now happily in the home. I have been through dozens of house purchases over the years, but Kates current expertise, I believe, really made a huge difference in how much house I could get for the money. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Kate and Pat!

Edward & Teresa Awaya Maskai Shibano

   It seems pretty clear we would not have gotten our house without Marise.

It was because the seller's agent trusted her that our offer was selected over other offers. In a competitive market,  she was the deciding factor for us!

Nathan & Danielle Lemone-Bulmer

3124 Ocana Ave.

Russ is top notch, as you know.  He goes above and beyond the call of duty.  Excellent in everyway.  Robert.

This was by far the easiest real estate transaction that I have ever experienced.

Harrison was proactive with communication throughout the process. The marketing for my modest little house was stellar. What more could you ask for- a quick sale far over the asking price! All the trades that were involved in the inspections, photography, and services were professional. It was a pleasure working with you.

Diane Ewoldt

5513 Mezzanine If it weren't for Russ walking through as a first time home buyer, I probably wouldn't have had the courage to purchase.

  He is "The Maestro"!  Susan Pincell

Deborah was truly a God sent in helping us sale my mother home.

She went above and beyond my expectations. I was raised in my mother's house and the emotional attachment to the home was overwhelming, but Deborah made sure my stress level and emotions stayed down. Deborah not only contacted the contractors, but she met each contractors at the house so they can make an assessment of the repairs. She was constantly in contact with me and my sister on all the progress. Deborah was always professional, and attentive to the sellers needs. I would HIGHLY recommend Mrs. Pickard to anyone who is in a need of an agent. Tracey Jones-McBride

Tracey Jones-McBride & Terri Gordon (Anita L. Jone

3231 Lama Continue the great job!

!!!! Fred Gonzales

Chris and Lauren have sold two properties for us and helped us buy a third.

They are professional, knowledgeable and personable. Their client's needs are their top priority and they really know the Long Beach area well. I would recommend them to anyone looking to buy, sell or rent a property.

Kt D.

3445 Monogram Ave.

RUSS IS #1.  

LaTanya has made my lifetime dream come true!

My family and I now have a place we call home and it is thanks to all her help, patience and expertise. I couldn’t have found a better agent that I am now happy to call my friend!

Xiomara Moncada

Meeting La Tanya was the best thing that could have happened to us from the first day that we met up until now she has been very professional and helpful always looking out for the best options for us we are so pleased with her she definitely made this experience great and pain less would definitely recommend her to anybody that is looking to buy a house and don't have any experience at least for us she was god send Thank you so very much La Tanya.

Jose & Alicia Toscano

We loved Amy.

She was very knowledgeable about the houses and the market.

Keito Kawabata and Maggie Ching

     Long-story short, Marise is AMAZING!

She is professional, knowledgeable, persistent, patient and found me the perfect house within my budget that fit my needs. She has a gift for this line of work, and I am lucky to have found her. See the story below if you have a few minutes.    I was assigned an agent through my credit union, and he dropped me when he found out I was a first time buyer coming in at the bottom of the market in LA. In the crazy overinflated LA market, all I was able to afford was a fixer. The credit union then assigned me to Marise, and I was immediately afraid she would drop me as well. During our first conversation, she listened to my situation and reassured me that she would help me find the perfect house. On the first day we looked at two duds I found online. She then surprised me by showing me a fixer with good curb appeal, lots of natural light, and potential. When I found out it was way above my budget, I was disappointed. What I didn't know is that it was sitting on the market for over 100 days and was way overpriced. We put in a lowball offer on the "bright fixer", and it was rejected.   We looked at a lot of other places for several weeks. The LA market is notorious for low inventory and crazy overinflation. There were a lot of duds, and the houses I put offers on had multiple offers. Welcome to LA real-estate.   After a few months, we decided to put in another lowball offer on the bright fixer. After some back-and-forth, Marise negotiated with the seller to accept the offer.   It has been almost one year, and the house has a new roof/gutters, new kitchen, new heater, functional electrical, plumbing, and heat. After a few more projects I am confident we will be able to sell this house for its full value, which is $150K above what we paid for it. Thanks Marise!

Stuart S.

Marise Freitas is a first homeowner's dream realtor!

 I knew I had the best when I was preparing all of the things I was looking for in a home, and, before I sent the list to her, she emailed me some listings with exactly what I was looking for.  She's knowledgeable, diligent, generous with her time, and 100% "real": she'll tell you if a neighborhood is right for you, can instantly recognize if the place is worth what the seller is asking, and willing to fight for you to get the best deal possible.  Basically, she's in it to help you find your dream home,,, not how much money she can make on the sale.  And most importantly: she doesn't disappear after the sale goes through.  She's there for you as you take your first tentative steps in home ownership.  If there were more than 5 stars, I'd give it to her!  I'd recommend Marise to everyone.  You just don't get this valuable experience from most agents, which makes her a cut above!

Michael M.

it was an ultimate pleasure working with Kate Nash.

..she provide me with a welcome pack that had information on the house buy process....she was "on it" when it came to showing houses and she provided feedback in a very timely manner when I had any questions, issues or concerns with properties I was interested in...and she always had a smile and her spirit was welcoming...my mortgage consultant Jerry was a informative and easy to work with as well...helped me find the rate that fit my pocket book

Johnny D Drummer Jr

2809 N.

Studebaker Rd. Russ is the greatest.  We appreciated all his hard work and attention to detail.  He always exhibited much care and concern for our situation.  Anthony Dylan

It was such a great experience having Kelsea and Kim helping us.

Extremely knowledgeable people, friendly, always there for you at any time. We heard about the hassles of buying a home, we definitely were not part of that group. Although our home search took over a year, Kelsea and Kim were always there. They know a lot about LA county and Orange County, so we were in several areas checking homes till we decided where we wanted to stay. They were always concerned that we were making the right decision. Love them

Diogo Alles Carine Canali

Kate was very professional, informed us of what to expect, and what was needed to be done to sell our home.

Following her guidance, we received multiple offers above our asking price, and in only a week! I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for an experienced professional realtor that is easy to work with and is patient and understanding. We must have bombarded her with 1000 questions during the process, all of which were answered promptly and in detail. Thank you Kate for all your hard work!

Richmond Chua

I recommended Russ to my friend and told him you can trust Russ to do a great job for him

Estate of William Robert Ripley Mark Ripley

Marise is the simply the best realtor I have ever worked with.

I met her accidentally while driving by to see a house for sale. It was not an open house; she happened to be there looking at the vacant home and was on her way out. I introduced myself and asked if she had time to show me the house, and she said yes! I was actually surprised since most realtors are usually in a hurry and would request an appointment. She stayed in touch with me and emailed me listings often. When I saw the house I wanted, she was always happily available. Whenever I texted or called she always responded quickly to answer my questions and explained how we could best move forward during the entire process. Her follow up and attention to detail is stellar. She has a unique blend of good qualities...respectful social skills, professional expertise, and excellent business ethics. I felt confident that she was handling my transaction proficiently and with care I cannot imagine working with anyone else should I purchase a home again. I have worked with many professionals in my career and she's top notch. I would highly recommend her with pleasure and pride!

Marylou Maccarato

Jan Canters represented us as the sellers for our home in Newport Beach.

He sold the house in 5 days for full price. We were concerned about listing the house at the price Jan recommended because we thought it was too high. We didn’t want to have the house on the market for a long time and then have to reduce the price anyway. But his market research and logic about our home’s strengths and challenges compared to our ‘competition’ was right-on. We were able to sell for a considerably higher price per square foot than any other house in our neighborhood’s history. Jan advised us on how to use our own furniture and accessories to best advantage, saving us the cost of staging. He communicated with us throughout the process and continued to market the home through escrow in case for some reason the deal didn’t close. Jan’s enthusiasm, communication skills and business acumen are valuable assets that we appreciated and benefited from. We highly recommend Jan Canters. Gary and Roberta Marshall

Roberta & Gary Marshall

Lauren was incredible as our buyer’s agent.

We were so impressed and pleased with all aspects her representation. She’s very responsive and a strong advocate. I will be strongly recommending her to anyone buying (or selling) a house.

Ryan Lean & Jacqueline Goodman

A Godsend!

In every sense of the word, that is what LaTanya is, as an agent. I was a first time homebuyer and crazy enough to believe, initially, that having an agent was a waste of money, outside providing entre' to see houses. OMG! Escrow was a nightmare and LaTanya worked that out! I’m telling you, using anyone but her as an agent…I hope you stay prayed up!

Lauren Walker

Very knowledgeable and professional.

Excellent follow-up

Susan Armendariz

Kate is hands down the best agent we have ever worked with.

She extremely helpful and can manage a lot of personalities. She is also a warm person and makes prospective buyers feel welcome the moment she makes eye contact.


Russ really took care of us.

He helped us through every step of the process and then some. A job very well done. Thank you Russ!

Monte Family Trust

I had the pleasure of working with Kate for the selling and purchasing of my home.

At our first pre-listing meeting she came with a marketing kit that was complete, detailed and totally organized. It was at that moment I realized that she was the agent for me. She was professional, detailed and answered all my concerns in a timely manner. From pricing my home to signing the closing documents, everything was smooth and fast. Kate is supported by a great team that made this process so easy for me. I am grateful that I made the decision to go with Kate and First Team Real Estate and would highly recommend her and her team of professionals to anyone looking to buy and or sell property.

Jennifer Page

Michelle is great at what she does.

She found my wife and I a beautiful Craftsman House very close to the beach. She negotiated over $5000 in seller credits as well to cover a couple needed repairs to the house which was very nice. Overall we couldn’t be more happy with our first home buying experience. Thank you Michelle.

Matt Torian & Gema Escamilla

Kate is great!

I'm a teacher who was a first time buyer. Kate made the process super easy and gave me the personal attention other Realtors lack. You can trust her to do a great job for you!

Ray uhls

I wish to express my deepest gratitude to Ivettee Venegas for selling my home.

From the moment we signed the listing contract I encountered the highest professionalism, care, enthusiasm and passion in you. Ivette was a blessing to have as our Realtor on the selling end as well as on the purchasing end. Ivettee was terrific! Warm, friendly, & knowledgeable. She was totally available and responded immediately to phone and email questions. Ivettee went above and beyond what we expected.We would unhesitatingly recommend Ivettee's services to others who are considering buying or selling a home. The entire process was accomplished in a most professional and pleasant manner. We will always be grateful!

Maria Martinez

Russ is simply the best.

He is professional, organized, sharp, and very thoughtful. He is a rare person who one could always rely on. If he says he will do something, you can count on it. If he says he will be somewhere, he will be there 15 minutes early. Aside from all of this, he brings a lot of experience with him - this includes a thorough knowledge of the real estate laws, area comps, and trends as well as a vast network of friends and colleagues who he can bring in to help where needed. Finally, you can always count on him to have your best interest in mind. He will fight for you, but he will also let you know your limitations; he doesn't just say things that you want to hear, he tells you what you need to know. I will always recommend him.

Daniel & Claudette Garland

I grew up with Jan, and so when I wanted to find a place in America for my family he was the obvious choice.

  Knowing my language and culture helped a lot in finding the right place for my family to live.  We were able to avoid a lot of options that would have not been right for Chinese people.  I would highly recommend Jan for Asian buyers due to his knowledge of our culture and likes.

Mark K.

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I was looking for a location like Lisbon in temperature to live in America.

  Jan who speaks Portuguese, was able to find me the perfect location that my family enjoys now.  I would strongly support choosing Jan for your agent.  He is diligent and thorough in his work.  He foresaw a lot of the issues we would face in moving to Newport Beach and helped us with them.

Dr. Mello e Silva

Josh did a fantastic job listing my property in Long Beach.

It was an intricate sale that required court confirmation and he handled it with ease. He is highly assertive, straight to the point, and a pleasure to work with. He has an expert level understanding of online marketing yet he does not solely rely on his digital footprint to sell his listings. He was out in the field knocking on neighbors’ doors, holding open houses, and doing everything in his power to ensure my property was sold effectively and efficiently. Don’t let his age fool you, Josh knows exactly what he’s doing and he simply gets things done. He has my business for life.

Tim Mock

419 Main St.

, #33 Russ did an excellent job with the probate sale.  I usually don't participate in evaluations but made an exception for Russ.  

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