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Kate was absolutely amazing.

She was so patient with us and very informative. Kate made it feel like she was a close friend and was going to make sure we got the best house that would last us for many years to come. Kate was also in great communication with our loan processor Jeremy to make sure we were able to make offers and get through Escrow as smoothly as possible. I'm already recommending Kate to my friends who are soon to be looking for homes.

Stephen & Emily Baca

     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.

We have bought and sold 5 homes in 27 years.

Speedy is by far the best agent we have ever worked with. His follow up was exceptional. He listened to us and when he gave input it was to help us not himself. At times he even had to go against what he may have wanted to do to help us in our side of the negotiations. His knowledge of the markets we looked in and his call outs on the homes we looked at were relevant and not normal realtor speak. HIs Inspection recommendations on the 50 year old house we purchased saved us thousands of dollars. Buying or selling a home is always stressful and emotional. He was always professional with both parties to keep every body at the table and keeping emotions out. If more agents were like Speedy we would have a better opinion of Real Estate Agents. We can't say enough about him and would recommend him to anyone on either side of the process.

Chad & Janna

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

Alyssa was super helpful, patient, friendly, and organized in finding me my new place.

She's great with communicating what's going on every step of they way, and really listens to what you want . After several weeks of searching I'm grateful to have found the right spot for me. Anyone would be lucky to have her as their agent.

Eduardo A.

Excellent Real Estate Agent!

Very professional, knowledgeable, courteous, helpful, & diligent. 30 day escrow closed exactly on the date escrow was set for. Thise circumstances not directly under her control, but through her diligence contacting all persons needed during process helped keep the process moving smoothly. Always kept me updated on things needed to be done or other things tgat were completed. Most of everything was completed with myself being out if state. Rima handled everything knowing I was living in another state. Excellent Real Estate Agent. 👍😁Review submitted by Joe (Buyer) on 17 Aug 2021

Joe Yesh

Chris is the best.

Helpful And immediately responds to all needs.

Diana Johnson-Miller

Alyssa helped my wife and me buy our first home.

Although I work in real estate development, I was new to buy a condo and the process of getting a personal mortgage. She was there the whole way. She gave us a great mortgage recommendation and got a great rate. Alyssa is unbelievably kind, helpful, and above all, responsive. Alyssa was honest when she didn't know something but was the first to find out the answer or direct us to the person that should provide us the answer (escrow, etc.). I wouldn't hesitate to use her again.

Ben N.

Kate is always so awesome to work with!

I would definitely keep using her services in the future!

Juan M Lugo Xuan Thanh Nguyen

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

Marise is AMAZING.

She was 100% dedicated to getting us into the house we wanted. She worked tirelessly to make sure that everything was done correctly and rapidly. She went above and beyond. Marise is also so knowledgeable of the market, buying, renovating (just everything. ) We felt like we hit the jackpot. As first-time buyers, we were like little puppies stumbling around. Marise took us under her wing and not only did we get a great home, we learned how to make the changes we wanted, how home warranties work, how to get rebates for appliances, and the list goes on and on. She is just super. Everyone deserves to have an agent like Marise.

Cinda C.

"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

Just want to let you know that Speedy was a very good referral.

  I chose him from your referrals because he was very technically savvy, provided data and reports, was very responsive, and let me know what to expect next.  During the process, he was extremely responsive and clear on our strategy and options.  He was also very personable.  I've worked with many realtors on transactions and he is the best.  Thanks for a great referral and sending Speedy in to do the sale of our house.

Don C.

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 so wonderful, and she made the entire process of searching for and purchasing a home as painless and stress-free as possible.

She was so prompt in responding to emails and so thorough in anticipating issues that could arise. I always felt that I was in good hands with Marise and I trust that she’s in this profession for the right reasons.

Rio Pecos Santa Clarita buyer

Jennifer was wonderful in every aspect.

She made herself available at all hours for any questions we had. She made the experience pleasant for us!

Nicolas & Teresa Diaz

Russ Caldarella has the experience and expertise of the Long Beach residential Real Estate area, and was the main reason our home sold for $25,000 over asking price.

Russ has a friendly, up-front, and professional approach which I appreciate. If you are buying or selling a home, Russ Caldarella is the only Realtor I trust 100%.

Joel & Karen Yamasakio

Carla Ng has been an amazing Realtor for me!

I really can't say enough good things. She worked with me to sell my house and buy another one. - First - selling. I could tell from our initial meeting that she has all of her ducks in a row and thinks of everything. She has a ton of experience and she has a great team who help to support her success. She also is in the loop with contacts for other vendors (home improvement, financial related, etc.) that ended up being important with getting the house ready and actually crucial during the option period for the buyers (an impartial foundation assessment company). I was really impressed with the stager I had access to, and the professional photos of my house were fantastic (both no additional cost for me). - Second - buying. I've had some twists and turns on my wish list and buying process but Carla has been patient with me and seems to have endless energy with marathon house tour days. I toured some open houses on my own as well, and one of the agents hosting an open house knows Carla and couldn't say enough good things about her, which reassured me even more than I already knew I made a great choice. One thing that struck me is that she said Carla has a lot of great systems and processes in place and I totally see that. Now we are under contact for our new house, which I am are really excited about, and will close this week! I loved that Carla is taking care of everything for me, she is really mindful of my schedule and time - she even scheduled the house inspection and told me to show up at the end, so I didn’t have to wait around. One thing that I really noticed is that she knows what to say and when. For example, she recommended that I go out of town the weekend I listed the house for sale. So, I didn’t have to be on pins and needles and have to leave my place at the drop of a hat. While I was taking a mini-vaca, Carla gave me a couple interim updates and told me when I got my first offer (plus I had access to the system that records the visits) but basically didn't worry me about anything until we got all the offers in (7!) in the first weekend! Then when I got back into town, Carla presented me with the top offers and explained why it was the best. On the other hand, when I was buying, she kept me in the loop with every action - she submitted the offer, the other agent acknowledged, how any negotiations were going, etc. There's no doubt Carla is a great choice! She is super quick with replies on all texts/calls/emails and extremely patient and supportive with questions and concerns.

Angel Ning

Excellent experience.

Great professionalism in all matters. Would highly recommend if buying or selling. We had received numerous offers and were pleased with the service we received.

Jack Gilliam

We waitied a year to put this house on the market because most agents we spoke with did not work well with us.

 Tamara Gordon was the best.  Wewill recommend her highly.

Steve and Candy Smith

Aly was absolutely amazing throughout every step of the home selling process.

She went above and beyond to help us sell our house quickly and well above our initial listing price...in the middle of a pandemic no less! She's savvy about the real estate market, detailed and thorough with her paperwork, and full of sage wisdom. As someone who'd never sold a house before, I highly recommend her to first time homebuyers and sellers alike. She adds a personal touch to everything she does and is a careful guiding hand during what can be a tricky and stressful process. She even helped us find a real estate agent in our new city out of the kindness of her heart after we were done selling our home. Go with Aly and you'll get a first class service every step of the way.

Jeff G.

Trina is an excellent agent and very knowledgeable of all things real estate.

We have been partnering with her in the termite industry for years now and she always makes sure her clients are well informed and get the best deal possible. She coordinates everything to take the stress off the client and always puts her clients first. We highly recommend her if you are looking to buy or sell.- Christa 

Christa

Carla was great to work with.

She scheduled showings quickly and always came prepared and armed with comps in the neighborhood when we were house hunting. I appreciated that level of organization. She spent countless hours touring homes with us and was very patient in helping us find the right fit. After we found a home, Carla was great at helping us decide what a competitive offer would like and walked us through the counteroffer process. I believe that was what ultimately helped us get the house (it was a competitive bidding process with 5 other offers the seller could choose from). Once our offer was accepted, Carla was great at helping us narrow down next steps. At the time, we were living in a different city, but Carla was great at handling everything on our behalf and only bringing us down to the house as needed. For example, we were planning on doing some remodeling once the house was purchased. Carla helped us find a contractor to give us an estimate and went to the house late on a Friday evening to make copies of the the house's architectural plans to send to me via email. Overall, I was very pleased with her work ethic. She helped coordinate between multiple parties (e.g. the bank, inspectors, etc.). It made the whole process very fluid and everyone was always on the same page. She helped keep our stress level down during the whole process and made each step of the process special and memorable. Thank you Carla!

Natalie N.

Carla was really responsive and helpful.

Her professionalism, knowledge, and caring for her client made her unique. She drow more than 2 hours show houses, sometimes it was one house. She was always on it. Between Covid and the bidding war, it took more than 6 months to find the right house. She was patient. When the seller demanded to close the house sooner, she was on top of it and took care of everything. She was assertive and careful. She triple-checked everything for me. As a first-time homebuyer, I was trying to understand so many little things, she was always there for me. I would recommend her as an agent to anyone, I recommended her to my sister.

Prasanna Kodapadi

Trina Rufo is a phenomenal agent.

She helped us sell our home and also helped find us our current home. She extremely responsive and has a great attitude. With our latest home purchase everything went so smoothly with the sale I couldn't believe it. She knew what we wanted and found us the perfect  place. A lot of agents don't really listen to their client and only want to make a sale and get the commission. Not Trina, you can trust her to be honest with you and she really wants the client to be happy. Trina is so knowledgeable and definitely will go the extra mile for you. I wouldn't trust anyone else with my home purchase or sale but Trina. If you're looking to buy or sell, you need to call Trina !- Paula R.

Paula R.

Lauren got us a great deal and was easy to work with.

FiveSixTwo LLC

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

Speedy provided exceptional service.

He was proactive throughout the escrow period, ensuring that everything went smoothly. He sold our property in record time and at a price higher than asking. We would highly recommend Speedy as a realtor. He will be our go to realtor for all future transactions.

Michael & Lucinda

Carla Ng is the utmost professional and joy to work with.

She has in-depth knowledge about the local housing market as well as the overall home buying process. She communicates in a timely and professional manner as well which is great in todays fast moving world of real estate. I would definitely work with Carla again. Whether you are looking to a buy a home with Carla or list your home for sale, you will be in great hands.

Rochelle R.

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

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 

Trina has helped us buy two homes now: our very first home 10 years ago and our new home when we relocated.

Not only is she professional, but she responds to every email or text almost instantly and is always there to fight for you and represent you in buying the home of your dreams! Trina is truly like family and I can't recommend her enough!

Janae and Alyssa

When we first began searching for a home, there was a lot of competition.

Marise made herself available to us everyday and at odd hours to view homes and draft sales contracts. When we kept getting beat out for homes by cash buyers who were driving up prices, Marise helped us to get new financing to compete with them. Our closing came in April 2020, just after the shutdown due to Covid 19. Marise was very helpful in getting us through escrow, inspections, fumigation and all the other tasks that come with a home purchase , In the end, we got a house we like at a price we can live with and Marise had a lot to do with making it happen. We would recommend her to our friends and family and others for their real estate needs.House Buyer Closed Apr '20

Buyer - Burbank

Working with Marise was an amazing experience!

Despite being first-time homebuyers shopping during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the process of buying our home ran extremely smoothly. Marise made sure we were the first people to see the house in person, advised us on submitting a strong offer, helped us replace our lender during escrow and was in constant contact with us the entire time. Would highly recommend to anyone.

Moorpark Condo

Jessica did a great job!

She was extremely knowlegable and was able to guide me through the entire process. It was a very positive experience.

Sandra DeNunno-Putnam Trustee

Carla was an incredible resource during my home search.

As a first-time homebuyer, I appreciated her knowledge of the market, the financing process, and most importantly, patience. Buying a home can be a daunting and stressful process but Carla made sure I felt supported every step of the way. With Carla’s help, I was able to find the perfect property and am so happy in my new home. Thank you Carla for helping me find my dream home!

Sam C

Trina was a pleasure to work with.

She represented us on the sale of 2 properties and she made the process as easy and comfortable as possible. Highly recommend her!

D.L. Wallters

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

While I’ve sold other properties in the past, this was my first time listing a house with Carla.

It was without a doubt, the best home selling experience I have ever been through! She was extremely efficient, kind, thorough and worked tirelessly to get me the best possible price for my house (5 offers in 2 weeks!). She also had an eye for staging the house beautifully and creating quality marketing materials. I will definitely use Carla again and would highly recommend her to my friends and family!

Brandon M

Kim is simply the BEST.

She is knowledgeable, timely, and really prioritizes her clients. Kim helped us purchase our first home. From browsing listings to closing paperwork, Kim made the entire experience enjoyable. We are so thankful we got to work with her and can’t recommend her enough!

kat n strong

This transaction was handled in a very professional manner.

Everything went very well.

Fred & Mary Sanchez

I WAS a first time home buyer and was lucky enough to connect with Trina Rufo.

I have heard of her as she helped a couple of my coworkers find their first or forever homes with her. With this competitive market, she helped me get my first condo with my first and only offer. I know on average buyers make several offers on several places. But I was fortunate enough, with Trina’s guidance, to make this process seamless with just one offer on the home I immediately fell in love with. The biggest takeaway while working with Trina is her knowledge, her connections, and experience. She knew people within the Long Beach area that can fix and address any of my requests or concerns. She is your biggest support and advocate. And you’re relationship with Trina does not end, even after closing! Things always come up in regards to your home once you move in. And she’s always quick to respond and guide you to the help/assistance you need. She is incredibly thoughtful and always looking out for your best interest. Lucky to have worked with her and would confidently refer her to any of my friends and family. Trina, if you’re reading this, thank you so much for everything!

Janet L

We cannot thank Trina enough!

Her professionalism, knowledge, and compassion were a great help in making the whole process go smoothly and quickly. She was always available to answer any questions or concerns. Her knowledge of the market area and negotiating a deal made for a perfect fit. She made sure everything was ready on time and made sure we knew what was happening at all times! (Even while she was on vacation in Hawaii!). We would not have been able to complete this sale in such an easy and smooth fashion without Trina and her outstanding team! Selling a home can be a very arduous process and it was Trina that took away all the pressure and confusion.- J Nunn

Jane

All around professional best describes my experience of working with Maria.

Her tools and knowledge were able to give me many options to choose from that I felt extremely comfortable with. Maria was always punctual and worked around my hectic schedule. I can definitely recommend Maria's services as a trustworthy, knowledgeable and caring real estate professional.

Joe Rodriguez

I met Trina two years at an open house in Signal Hill, Ca.

My wife and I were not ready to make a purchase at the time, but I held on to her information. We reached out to her and she remembered us two years ago. It was refreshing to meet a knowledgeable, outgoing, and experienced realtor. Trina made our home buying process easy, exciting, and joyful. Trina answered all our questions and we felt confident in our purchase. Trina is an exceptional realtor and is highly recommended.- Edward C.

Edward

Chris was great to work with - what I like best is that he is a straight shooter, yet personable too.

He made the process very easy and we felt he really had our back in all aspects. I would recommend him to friends and family.

Matthew Wayne and Jeni Crawley

Maria recently represented my elderly parents with the purchase of their new home.

After living in the same house for over 53 years, my parents decided it was time to move into a newer, smaller home in an active senior community. Any house purchase and move can be difficult, but moving in one’s sunset years is even more of a challenge. Having no recent experience in real estate meant that they had to re-learn everything about buying a house and moving. Maria made their purchase and move a success, and they are now happily enjoying their new home and surroundings. All of the major transactional jobs relating to the purchase were handled effortlessly, efficiently, in a timely manner and without concern. But it’s the little things that counted the most, like a friendly phone call to reassure them that the purchase was moving along; a personal visit to their home when things needed to be signed; a welcoming basket in the new house. Maria not only worked with my parents to meet their needs, but also worked with my brother and me, and our families as well, to ensure that nothing was missed. She immediately recognized that we (the children) were intimately involved in our parents' move and so she worked with all of us to make this move perfect. She patiently did double duty in finding a home, first showing me and my wife multiple potential homes, then reshowing the final three we selected to my parents. While they were deciding, she arranged multiple revisits to the house and area so my parents could get measurements, view the area and home at night and to get a tour of the area. This was very helpful in reducing my parents' stress level, and Maria did all of this with a smile. Maria was the key to making this major life transition of this happy couple a huge success. Thanks!

Dan McIntyre

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

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

I worked with Alyssa and she consulted me about getting my first place that I'm purchasing myself!

She is a real pro that answered all my questions and was very easy to talk to. Highly recommend talking/buying with her!

Eli H.

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

We interviewed 3 local agents to help us sell our home in California Heights.

We choose Trina and we are glad we did. She sold our home for way over our asking price. We had multiple offers and Trina helped us review each offer and choose the best offer. She is hands on with all the details and  works with you every step of the way. We would recommend Trina as your agent

Lynne L

When I first spoke with Speedy to sell my sister's townhouse, I came away with a very favorable impression.

He was very easy to talk to and came across to be very genuinely interested in assisting me to sell a property in probate. He exceeded my expectations time and time again as he went above and beyond his responsibilities as my realtor; always with the Seller's best interest in mind. His recommendations were always "spot on" as he played a key role to ensure that the transaction moved along. I liked Speedy's positive "can do" attitude and upbeat personality. He is a good listener and provided positive feedback. He provided timely updates and promptly responded to my inquiries. He made me feel extremely comfortable, confident, and reassured me that "Speedy will take care of things". I highly recommend Speedy to anyone that is interested in buying or selling real estate in California.

Lloyd S.

Working with Trina as a Seller was flawless.

Our transaction could have been difficult, as it was an estate, but Trina maneuvered skillfully and compassionately from beginning to end. She was professional and efficient. She set a nice list price, held open houses and found us a buyer immediately  who paid over list price. What more could we ask. Thank you Trina for being there when we needed you and making this an easy process. 

Drew D

Marise is the crème de la crème of real estate.

A consummate professional who goes the extra mile and a half, and then some for her clients. I've been in the business over 20 years and she is at the top of her field delivering accepted offers, good negotiations and always has her clients best interest at hand. Her clients become her friends and biggest fans! I highly recommend  Marise Freitas!

Chris H.

Marise is the best real estate agent!

She works extremely hard for her clients and is absolutely the reason we got our house!! I cannot recommend her enough! She is incredible at her job and really supports her clients through all the craziness that is home buying and selling! She makes the process as easy as possible! She is kind, professional and fights for her clients every step of the way! Working with Marise is an absolute pleasure!

Elizabeth M. Buyer

What a professional.

And it’s so clear in every aspect of the process. I could probably go on and on about what that means, but I suppose I’ll say this: Buying and selling a house are not easy processes, but if there were anyone who I would want to steward us through them, it would be Russ. He has our complete confidence.

Blanca & Jonatan Diaz

When I first started the home buying process I was a little overwhelmed and did not know exactly what I was looking for.

I knew I wanted a place where I could enjoy time with friends and family, but also wanted to make sure I was making a sound investment choice. When I explained these priorities to Carla she began to educate me about my options and what the pros and cons would be for different properties. Carla’s experience as a CPA really helped me to evaluate my decisions for the type of property projects I was willing to take on. I was interested in potentially remodeling a property to improve its value, and Carla explained where my efforts would best be spent for resale value as well as what steps to take to make sure I had the appropriate write offs and tax exemptions. If you are looking to work with a highly motivated and detailed oriented Realtor I highly recommend Carla!

Dean Powell

I have been connected to Carla over the last couple of years and she is truly a pleasure to work with.

She is reliable, thorough and honest which is of the utmost importance to me when it comes to my properties and financial dealings. Her background as a CPA and her understanding of the market gives me confidence that she has my back as a long term client. The cherry on top is that she is genuinely warm and a delight to speak with. Carla will surely be in Rolodex of recommended contacts for years to come!

Shannon R

Trina is a wonderful agent!

You could not get anyone better. She is very knowledgeable, resourceful, and competent. She helped us sell our home in California Heights, and buy another home in Lakewood. She was extremely diligent in finding buyers and did so much to market the house and make sure we  got the best price. It took quite a while to find the home we wanted and she was very patient and thorough in her search for the perfect home for us. When we found the one we wanted she did everything in her power to make sure we got it! Both my husband and I love Trina!

Joyce O.

From the moment I met Kate, she showed up prepared with documentation, extensive knowledge and the plan for selling my home.

She was always responsive and made this transaction less stressful. She did a fantastic job marketing and showing my home. We loved working with Kate!

Kendra L Talley

Trina was great to work with!

I'm lucky enough to have her as my aunt, because she helped me so much throughout the process. I was a young, single homebuyer that had little knowledge because this was my first place I was looking for on my own, but having Trina, who's been doing this for years, made it much easier. She was on top of things, making sure things were getting handled promptly, and if there were any issues or hiccups, she assured me that I could always go to her for assistance. Trina is very kind and welcoming and made me feel comfortable all throughout. I'm very happy to have had her as my realtor, because everything worked out perfectly, and now I live in my very first condo, that I absolutely love, at 24 years old!! Thank you, Trina!

Devon D

I can go on and on about Alyssa!

She is a wonderful and supportive agent. She is so warm, friendly, and positive. She responds to emails/text messages incredibly fast, answered all of my many questions, and I'm truly grateful to have had her by my side while navigating finding a place to live. Thank you!

Amanda G.

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

3607 Delta Ave.

Property was sold as is and very quickly. Donald

Kate Nash is AMAZING!

We are so happy with our home and the process the lead up to us purchasing it! Thank you for everything, Kate! I'm definitely recommending you to our friends/family.

Jeffrey & Marissa Moreno

I was so lucky that I found Carla.

She is incredibly personable and made buying my first home an enjoyable experience by guiding me every step of the way. On top of being exceptionally good at her job, she felt like a friend after the first showing and certainly is a friend now. She is quick to respond and will do anything to help.

Khanhu Vo

Words cannot express my gratitude for Speedy.

He soared beyond my expectations. He is professional, extremely knowledgeable and has one of the best personalities I’ve ever had the pleasure to engage with! And energetic! He constantly kept me informed of the sales process, was honest about my expectations and the current market. There were times I was not available and he stepped in and did not hesitate to keep the sales process going. I am very pleased with the results.

Sondra B.

Our neighbors referred my husband and I to Trina and we are so grateful they did!

Trina is nothing short of communicative, knowledgeable, and professional when it comes to the evolving housing market. She truly cares about her clients and always gives her honest opinion; we have the upmost respect for her transparency and never felt like we were being pressured into anything. One house we toured had visible mold on the walls and Trina immediately advised against even considering it – and this demonstrated to us that her motivation was client satisfaction over the commission. She takes the time to answer all questions or concerns no matter the time or day of the week. When we had communication issues with the escrow company, she was on top of it even on a holiday weekend! During our time with Trina, the housing market was very competitive – and still is. After over two months of visiting houses with her and getting several of our offers declined, we were sure we’d have to revisit the search at a later time. Trina reassured us that we would find something, and we did! Not once did Trina ever make us feel like we were wasting her time, she made sure the house checked all of our boxes, and always reminded us not to settle. We always felt like she was in our corner and had our best interests at heart, because of that we will always recommend her to friends and family!

Kelsey L

Maria: I just wanted you to know how much I appreciated the immense amount of work that you organized and accomplished in order to get me to my goal.

I had no idea of the amount of paper work involved, let alone being sure the house was well presented. Amazingly, because of my illness you just took over; having floors replaced painting and done and beautifully staging my home. There's a saying "you never know anyone until you walk a mile in their shoes" and believe me the amount of kindness, caring, hard physical work and professionalism was apparent throughout the whole process. I thank you so much for everything and wish I could tell everyone wishing to buy a house about the great experience I had working with you.

J. Evans

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

As a first time homebuyer, I was amazed how easy and fast this whole process was when working with SFCU and Kate Nash of First Team Real Estate!

Everyone that my wife and I worked with was friendly, helpful, and fast. We could not be more grateful for all of the work these sterling individuals did. I would absolutely recommend every single one of these individuals to my family and friends, and I would definitely follow the same channels again in the future for my home buying/selling needs.

Jeffrey & Marissa Moreno

Lois Hancock recently helped me sell a homestead property in Montana.

She efficiently took care of all the paperwork involved with an out-of-state transaction and handled negotiations with the buyer. Her efforts resulted in a very good sale price with zero hassle for me to deal with. I would highly recommend Lois for any local or long distance transaction.

Valerie Johnson

Marise is great!

She helped us buy our house and then sell it for us a couple of years later when we moved across the country. She's both incredibly knowledgable and incredibly sweet and personable, so she helps make what can be a very stressful process much more manageable. I would definitely recommend her to anyone I knew looking for a home in the area.

Sarah Terry

Trina is the consummate professional.

From the first visit to the final sale, Trina’s assistance, knowledge and outstanding customer service skills made the sale of our house an enjoyable and effective process. Trina’s knowledge of the real estate market gave us the confidence we needed to make  informed decisions. I highly recommend Trina and will use her services again

D LeFort

Honestly I can't recommend a better person to sell your home.

She recently sold my home after receiving 11 offers over 3 days above asking price. Trina is the most dedicated and professional real estate agent I have encountered. She will definitely go the extra mile for you and consider it part  of her job.

J. Waller

Loved working with Carla to find my dream home!

She got to know me as a person, not just a client, and was a charming pleasure to work with. As first time buyers, we voiced many concerns and Carla made sure to answer all our questions and walk us through every step of the way. Her research and preparedness made working with her a breeze. From her offer strategy, to facilitating a hassle free escrow till close, I could not be more grateful. Thanks Carla!

Parker Jones

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.

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

I appreciated how accessible and professional Karen was throughout the shopping and negotiation for our house.

She alwasy picked up her phone for us. Thank you!

Scott & Mariah Tiffany

Short story: Rima was a referral from a realtor in another city/county, he said “Rima will be a perfect match for you”.

He was not wrong. The minute we met Rima, we felt instantly comfortable with her, with her experience, knowledge of our targeted market, her connections that would prove invaluable for our project, but most of all, we were impressed with her warm, engaging and positive attituded. Working with her and her team was joy. She made the process of getting a house remodeled, ready for market and sold, smoother than expected and stress less. Not only was the finished product a gem, worth more that we originally estimated, it was reflected in the sale of the house for 5% above the asking price. Not only would we highly recommend Rima as your next Realtor, we would be thrilled to work with Rima on another project tomorrow.

Dario & Dan Jones

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

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

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.

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

Selling and buying a home at the same time is not only stressful, but finding the right home to move into is incredibly difficult in the current market.

Marise not only helped us list our previous home, but she simultaneously helped us find our current home. After taking Marise's advice on staging the home, we listed and sold within a week. Since she had already helped us find our current home, we had the advantage of choosing a long escrow, which gave us time to do all of the inspections we needed prior to closing and moving-in. This is the second home she has helped us with, and if we ever buy/sell again, we definitely want her helping us again.

Stuart S.

Marise is an outstanding Realtor.

 Her extensive market knowledge and strategic thinking has been very successful in winning offers for our clients.  Her experience and expertise in her field is unmatched.Not only is Marise a professional, but she is also very friendly and such a pleasure to work with.  Having a partner such as Marise in this competitive market is extremely important, she comes highly recommended.

Eric. V

So glad I chose to work with Carla on my home purchase!

I had several agents I interviewed, but she was the clear choice from the start. Her expertise ensured the entire process was smooth, she clearly answered all my questions, and able to satisfy all our needs and interests. On top of the professional competence, she is as warm, kind, and genuine! Highly recommend!

Kristina Markovsky

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.

Trina helped us buy our first house in Lakewood during this crazy seller’s market!

She’s a terrific agent. She’s honest, patient, always one step ahead and knows how to handle any hurdles we encountered which made our buying experience stress free! She’s always available to answer any questions we had even when she’s on her vacation. I would highly recommend her and if I were to buy any other properties, I would definitely go to her again!

Toru S.

3231 Lama Continue the great job!

!!!! Fred Gonzales

Russ was a consummate professional.

He knew the sales price points for the properties in the immediate area, established a marketing plan, brought in tradesmen to make any needed cosmetic repairs, coordinated the staging, and negotiated the sale. He made sure the process was always moving forward and kept us apprised of his progress. In short, he was the best real estate broker that we could have chosen and the first one we will recommend to our neighbors.

Valerie & Scott Kramer Trustees

My family and I have used Trina in several transactions, and she is fantastic to work with!

Whether you are a first time homebuyer or relocating to a new home, she's great. Not only does she have the usual information about the property, history, and details, she's financially savvy, and understands both the selling of the property and lending requirements. So, if you have any questions along the way, she has the answer or gets it. Usually within the hour. I have referred her to many friends and even such, I feel like I'm her only client because she pays such personal attention. She always returns her calls and texts, and puts you as her client as the priority. She will always be my "go to" for real estate needs. - J.G. July 1, 2019 

Jen

Tamara was great to work with, she's very nice but knowledgable.

She did a great job at keeping us informed during the process, and made sure the open houses were well promoted! Thanks Tamara!

Katherine G.

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

Karen was efficient, courteous and professional.

An absolute pleasure to work with.

Rick Bennett

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

Rima has been absolutely great.

She has been there for us every step of the way. My highest recommendation.

David Lipton

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

Trina has been excellent throughout this process!

She is communicable through texts and email and responds super quickly. She is clear and patient in explaining the whole process. She genuinely enjoys helping her clients to the best of her abilities. I am still impressed that she had helped us sell  our apartment within just a few days, and sold it higher than the asking price! There were some glitches on the buyers end (not Trina's fault), and Trina helped us smooth out the process. She is friendly, personable, and professional. I highly recommend her as a housing agent!

Rachel W.L.

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

I was in the process of looking for a Long Beach condo for my daughter and happened to visit an Open House being held by Trina this past August.

It was a very desirable condo property in Bixby Knolls and I can honestly say that without Trina's expertise and commitment to completing the sale I may  not have been able to make the purchase. Several unexpected issues did arise (as often happens in real estate) but Trina was more than capable of assisting us and the sellers in resolving them and making sure the deal went thru. I can highly recommend her for she is a true professional in every sense combining honesty, integrity, knowledge, and conviction necessary in making your real estate dreams a reality. And my daughter is ecstatic with her new condo which makes me very very happy!!!

Maceo F.

Great job of staging.

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

Susan Armendariz

Trina did an exceptional job selling a very difficult property for our friends.

We enlisted Trina's expertise in the purchase of a home with specific list of requirements including budget, neighborhood, and schools to name a few. She worked very hard always returning calls, never pushing a sale for  the commission and most of all never pushed outside our budget. She maintains a high level of integrity, has a great deal of experience in the field, and is there for your questions or concerns.  TRINA WILL sell your home or find one for you or both.- Mary H. 

Mary H.

From the moment we met Rima to discuss selling our Torrance, CA home, we knew she was going to be our Realtor.

She was extremely prepared with all the market data and had a strong plan to maximize the sale price of our property. She delivered above and beyond on all levels of service throughout the whole process. She was on every detail, from staging the home to all the paperwork, and nothing was missed. Rima also had amazing communication with us even though we were in the middle of relocating to another state. She made us feel like family and shared in our excitement as we moved onto our next chapter. We are grateful for her passion, expertise and caring nature. We will be recommending Rima to everyone we know that is looking to buy or sell a property in Southern California. Just as important, we received two offers after a soft open weekend and our home sold $21K over listing price!

Trevor Dowd

Trina made the home-buying process so easy.

I was dreading the whole thing as I expected it to be incredibly stressful. We weren’t spending an enormous amount of money (by Southern California standards) so I expected a realtor to give a “little less” time to us. Yet every time we contacted Trina  (which was frequently with first-time home-buyers) she responded right away. She even responded while on vacation! She was knowledgeable about all aspects of the home-buying process even dealing with VA loans. Absolutely the best

E. Lum

Throughout my career, I have had the experiences of purchasing/selling many homes due to the 10+ times have been relocated for work.

During these relocations have interacted with numerous realtors and Speedy is by far the best realtor and is in a class all by himself. Speedy is a true professional, hardest working realtor ever worked with, and an honest person who you can trust. He proved himself time and again with his thorough knowledge of the SoCa real estate market. Speedy led multiple rounds of negotiation to get to a great price to purchase our home in downtown Huntington Beach. In the end he found the property that was perfect for us and exactly what we were looking to purchase. A little over a year later was relocating again and Speedy was the first call I made to list our home. Speedy’s hard work and knowledge of what it takes to sell a home really paid off - our listing looked amazing and knocked out the competition. Our house went under contract in a matter of weeks where he found the buyer and the closing was one of the easiest ones have experienced thanks to Speedy! We can't speak highly enough of our experience with Speedy and you will not be disappointed in anyway when he is representing you in a real estate transaction: buying and/or selling. Thank you again Speedy!!

Steve K.

Karen’s a great listener and will work to get you what you want.

John Arcos & Janet Leonards

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

Lois was extremely knowledgeable and professional as my agent for the purchase of my home in Signal Hill, CA.

She was hard working, maintained a steady hand, and she was reassuring during several complicated situations and unique aspects of the closing process.

coastie43

My husband and I were thinking about selling our home that we have spent the last 13 years in.

This is a home we have spent a lot of time and money on and a home we have had so many amazing memories in. This was probably one of the biggest decisions we have ever made as a family. Trina Rufo could  not have made this process any easier for us. She made sure we were always on the same page and when it came to picking a price to list our home for, she educated us on the best strategies possible to bring in the most people and get the best offers. Our goal was to sell our home for $535,000. We listed our house at $518,000 hoping it would bring in lots of potential buyers and create a bidding war. We had a total of 13 offers on our home and all were over $535,000. We ended up selling our house for $552,000! I have seen a lot of homes in my area sitting on the market and know for certain our house sold so quickly because of Trina’s marketing efforts before listing our house. She not only sold our house faster and for more than we ever expected, but she also found us our new home within a few weeks. What could have been a very stressful experience, has turned out to be such a simple and exciting process. She is always just a phone call away and she is there without any hesitation anytime you need her. I have already referred her to all my friends and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an experienced and reliable Real Estate agent.

B.T.

Recommended by Sahar AbuHamdan Mahmoud, Super friendly and courteous.

. From experience, she’s Constantly following up with the landlord and the tenants making sure all paperwork is in order and she’s great in communication.Definitely we recommend Rima, Phenomenal agent!February 12, 2019

Sahar AbuHamdan Mahmoud

As a first time home buyer, Trina made the purchasing process appear easy.

She was always available through texts, calls and emails, even while she was on vacation! She made me feel confident with her guidance. A professional with real estate knowledge, she is a true Long Beach native who knows her way around the city - a big plus if you are looking for homes around this area. Thanks, Trina! - Tou Men 

Pitou Men

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.  

Trina just helped us find our dream home in Long Beach!

She was always there to move the process forward every step of the way. Trina worked hard and catered to our schedule. She provided insightful knowledge about homes and neighborhoods and even gave great recommendations for financing,  inspections, and contractors! If you are looking for a fantastic professional that will be there whenever you need look no further!!!

Anthony G

My real estate agent was extremely helpful and navigated the relationships with others very well to communicate effectively with me and the other agents.

I'm very happy and satisfied with the outcome.

Erika Arellano Alegria Louise Alegria

This is the second time that we have worked with Rima.

She was wonderful. This time she guided us through selling our house and buying our new one. While showing our house Rima worked tirelessly to show our house handling back-to-back appointments for a number of days. Through out the process she always thought about us and our needs. She made sure our house was cleaned so it was safe for us and our children to return to. She also took the time to compare the multiple offers we received to make sure we took advantage of the best offer we could. Through her hard work and guidance we were able to sell our house for well over asking. She even helped us buy our new house, which ended up being a couple of hours away. She scheduled a number of showings for us and took all the time to make sure she was with us to look at every house we wanted to. Once we chose a house she coordinated everything between all parties to make sure we could seamlessly move from our old house to our new one. She helped manage the necessary repairs on our new house to make sure we got exactly what we wanted. That was definitely not part of her normal responsibilities. Rima treated us like family. She made sure our needs were always met. With her help we were able to move quickly and as easily as possible. Rima is a wonderful agent and a caring person that was always available to answer our questions and solve any problems. Hopefully, we don't have to move again, but if we ever do we know we will call Rima immediately!

Chris and Michelle Mendizabal

I listened to Speedy's advice and strategy on why and what the listing price should be for our one-bedroom condo and the result was we shattered the all-time one-bedroom selling price for the complex!

Additionally, his communication was excellent. His history and knowledge of the complex really separates him from any other agent.

Jay B.

Accommodating.

. good service.. great

steve Owens

Trina recently assisted us with purchasing a home in the California Heights neighborhood of Long Beach.

We selected Trina as our agent because of her intimate knowledge of the Cal Heights/Bixby Knolls area and her responsiveness and we were not disappointed! Trina treats you like you are her only client, and was always available to chat or answer a question. We also appreciated that she was low pressure as we were walking through homes, but was ready to jump in when we decided we wanted to make an offer. She was incredibly helpful from start to finish and we will not hesitate to recommend her to friends in the area.

Laura V

You won't find a better agent than Trina Rufo.

Trina helped us sell our house in Long Beach and subsequently buy our current home. She was absolutely fantastic. She sold our house in a week. We had 15 great offers. Which actually was a little overwhelming but Trina helped us wade through all of them and pick the buyers that would result in the smoothest transaction and closing. Trina is dedicated, professional, and full of resources. She even helped us with little things like finding a handyman when we were preparing our house for sale. She was just as great when it came to representing us as buyers and landed us our "forever home" in a very competitive market. Trina will definitely go the extra mile for you. E.A.

Elaine O.

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

  Cathy Coy

Speedy is AWESOME!

! He was so patient and kind. He made us feel like no question was stupid or that we were bothering him. He was always quick to respond and made himself available at almost any hour! I would recommend him highly!

Bobby and Nikola

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

We purchased our home using Carla based on a friend’s recommendation.

Inventory is low in this current market, but she found us the perfect house. She has excellent market knowledge and exceeded our expectations with her diligence, responsiveness, and professionalism. We cannot say enough positive things about her as a realtor, and we would absolutely recommend Carla Ng!

Emily Simon

Our experience with Trina was an absolute dream.

We knew that after she sold us our home, when we moved there was absolutely no one better to call. Trina is the complete package. The ultimate professional, not only did she curate an elegant selling plan(she sold our house in one day!), but she went above and beyond helping us to relocate to our new city. She even checked in periodically to make sure that we felt confident. There was never a moment where we felt that she was not working tirelessly for our family. Everyone on her team is prompt, kind, accurate, and extremely gifted at their professions. Trina brings a much needed calm and makes the buying and selling process seamless and joyful. You couldn't find a better realtor, or person for that matter, to be in your corner. Dana S.

Dana S.

We had a great experience with Lois Hancock.

She helped negotiate a lower sale price for us and also made sure everything ran smoothly. She also helped us with a reference to refinance. She is a great person to work with when your looking to purchase a home

candgmattera

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

Lois was the greatest realtor my family and I could have ever asked for!

She was knowledgeable, patient, kind, and extremely helpful during the entire process and even after! I highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy a home :)

Wendy Guerieri

This was our first time buying a home and to be real honest, we had no idea what we were doing or even where we wanted to buy.

Fortunately, after a bad experience with another agent, I reached out to our credit union and they recommended Lois Hancock. Lois provided the guidance and expertise to help us find not only a house but also a wonderful neighborhood to live in. She had the perfect strategy to help us determine where we should buy. On top of that, she was on it. Showing us listings back to back while still working with our hectic work schedules. Lois was always available and easy to get a hold of. She made us feel important, as if WE were her top priority. She was there with us through every step of the way, at times even going beyond. I had tons of first-time buyer questions, especially during the escrow process. I mean the stack of documents that you’re required to sign, my goodness! Yet, Lois would always meet with us after work and go over every detail, making sure we were confident in what we were signing. Lois always kept our best interest in mind especially during negotiating. We couldn't believe how low we paid for our home! I cannot speak highly enough of her as an agent and just as an overall human being.

estella93

Jennifer is amazing!

As a first time home buyer, I was nervous, knew next to nothing about the industry, and had so much anxiety over the buying process. Then came Jennifer, to save the day! I learned so much through the buying process, and Jennifer was able to answer any and all questions with incredibly timely responses. She worked with me to narrow down what my budget and expectations were, and was able to find me an amazing home in ONE MONTH, from starting to look to closing escrow. The entire process was seamless and simple, Jennifers explanations and communication were top notch, and she was deeply committed to helping me throughout the entire process. Jennifer made me feel like I was her one and only client, which is crazy in this industry, and much appreciated. I will recommend Jennifer to any and all friends or family members looking for an agent, she is absolutely amazing, and I will never use another realtor again! Thank you Jennifer!!

Ethan Barnard

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.

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

Maria helped us buy our first house recently.

She was amazing at putting me at ease Witt the process and the costs. She found an amazing lender to work with us, and attended all the appointments with us. Maria was there when we got the keys & the previous owner was still in the house trying to get his belongings out. She helped him get his stuff out so we could get in. Maria was amazing throughout the whole process & am so glad that she was a part of something so big for us!!

Bryan & Heather Gammel

Very knowledgeable and professional.

Excellent follow-up

Susan Armendariz

Carla is an outstanding individual.

I admire her work ethic and dedication to whatever project she is working on. Carla is very reliable and is easy to get in contact with. She always replies timely and answers any questions. Carla is a team player and can adapt and work with anyone. Most of all, Carla is kind, and I have been honored to be able to work with her in the past. I recommend Carla to anyone who is in need of a real estate agent.

Caleb Johnson

We selected “5” for all the reasons above, although she is much more than that.

Rima helped us purchase/sell our first OC home, and recently purchase a home as we moved back to the area. She willingly puts herself out of the picture and does what it takes to close the deal. She is well versed in real estate law, unlike many realtors out there. If we had concerns, she will would obtain information with appropriate resources. She genuinely cared and was excited for us. If you’re reading this review, you couldn’t go wrong with selecting Rima.

John & Deanna Yesh

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

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

Focused and go getter.

She unbelievably good and will never stop till you’re 110% satisfied. She’s instrumental in selling my house in a day, tirelessly searched for a house that’s my choice. Now, It’s in escrow, awesome, Trina!!

Lex Bunyi

He gets the JOB done.

And he makes sure you have the support you need. I felt I had a team backing us up behind the whole process. GO CHRIS, and TOM, and PAUL!

Nakia and Avery Stuckey

Marise was brilliant.

She responded to every question with both knowledge and honesty, and in a very timely manner. She also truly got to the heart of what we were looking for. As first time home buyers we had tons of questions, and were very unsure of what our possibilities were. She always asked us all the right questions, which guided us toward a home that we would truly love. Honestly, if it wasn’t for Marise, I would not be in this house I adore. She fights for her people, and she LISTENS. Which in this day I find rare. Because of her tenacity, her kindness, her patience, and her intelligence, we have bought a home we love and are proud of.

Miriam L. Buyer

3124 Ocana Ave.

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

On June 4, 2020, I was able to purchase my first home.

I am so thankful to God for sending Kim Robinson into my life. I had been looking for a house for over a year that would feel like home and Kim gave her time and patience with sprinkles of kindness throughout the process. Covid-19 did not  even stop her from making it happen. She made me feel like not just her client but a friend who listened and cared about what I wanted in a home. Kim provided a one-stop-shop of my home purchase. From the home searching to the financing, purchasing, and move in, she was knowledgable and had the right contacts to make things happen. I will never forget this journey and I whole-heartedly recommend her for anyone looking for a diligent and assiduous professional realtor. -Trudy E:)

Trudy Encalade

Russ made the whole process as simple as could be!

Having never sold a home before and living in another state, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. Russ had the house repainted, carpeted and cleaned in a week. The house was marketed with excellent photos. Other than 1 hour with a notary at our home, everything was handled via email or phone. Russ was extremely responsive and kept everything moving all the time and had escrow closed above list price in less than 4 weeks from listing! I couldn't imagine finding a better realtor to work with!

Matthew Arndt & Eryn Keller

Trina was exceptionally quick to help us as we first started looking for a buyer.

She found us one in four days! Only two or three had the chance to see our place, as everything moved quickly to signing the contract. If any thing, it was too fast! We expected it to be longer and we had to  negotiate our time to extend our move out! I would work with her again anytime!

L. D.

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

Lauren is a delight to work with.

She makes sure everything goes smooth and is there to remind you if you forget to respond to a document. She was able to pull off a 21 day escrow. Would work with her again. Very Professional !

Kenneth R Coombs Trustee

3445 Monogram Ave.

RUSS IS #1.  

Maria was recommended by a work associate.

She was extremely friendly and put created an MLS database profile right away filtering the features we wanted in a house. Within a days notice we could rely on her to have keys for at least 3 listings we requested to see each day. We expanded our search to the neighboring areas and she did not skip a beat. We remained on this trek for a month before we found the house we wanted. She guided us through the steps of sending an offer and before we knew it, we were in escrow. The escrow process (as first time home buyers) came with it a lot of anxiety and anxiousness. Maria was there to answer any and all questions and lend a kind ear to any misgivings I had at the moment. We closed successfully and could have not done it without her. Maria is as attentive and knowledgeable realtor as anyone can ask for!

Gabe DeGuzman

When I began working with Carla, I was uncertain what exactly I was looking for, but I knew that my home had to be near my son and new grandsons.

I'm 70 years old and have used many realtors in the past, but I never had one who works as diligently as Carla. She met all of my needs and went above and beyond to find me a lender, handymen, inspector etc. Not only is she one of the nicest people you will meet, but she is also exceptional at her job. I know that both my son and myself will recommend her to anyone who is looking to buy the perfect home in the South Bay!

June

Trina Rufo was an exceptional agent.

she's always return calls and available whenever I reach out. When it comes to prices of homes, regardless how low of a homes or areas, she will meet me at location to review the homes. We all know that the higher the price of a home is sold the higher the  commission an agent will get, but with Trina, she does not care the prices of the home but she cares that the buyer is happy with the home. When I decided on a home that I wanted, she does her homework on the home's history to ensure that I knew the good, the bad and the ugly. She would walk through the homes with me and ensure that everything are in working conditions and she would take notes on items those needed attention so we can review and request repair if I want to make the an offer.  Trina has a great personality, has great patience and very possitive outlook. I highly recommend Trina to everyone that are in the homes search. You will not be disappointed and my next home purchase you can bet that the agent will be Trina Rufo- Lee 

Lee Andrews

I have worked with Marise to buy two homes and sell one.

Marise is incredibly knowledgable about every aspect of real estate. Everything from home appraisals, contract negotiations, strategic contingency planning, and the process of securing financing. You can count on Marise to go the extra mile to ensure you sell your property for top dollar, or land your dream home. Marise is thoughtful, trustworthy, and makes the entire home buying process easy to understand and as painless as possible.

Trevor and Stuart S. seller and buyer

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 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

Rima has helped us to buy two home and sell one.

Rima is well versed in real estate law and requirements. If need be, she will contact an appropriate source for more feedback. Each time she has showed her attentiveness to detail and professionalism. She responds quickly to questions. Follows up every time thoroughly. She shows genuine excitement in our endeavors.

Deanna & John Yesh

Trina was my realtor helping me locate my first home in California and I will say she was the BEST realtor I have ever worked with (speaking in comparison from buying homes in another state).

She not only helped me through every step of the process but made it personable too. She really tried hard to understand us and what we were looking for and when it came down to negotiating for the home that we wanted she was on it. The best part is she made us feel that we could ask any question and not feel as it was a "dumb" question. She is not only a remarkable realtor but a tremendous person overall. Thank you for making this experience seamless and pleasant.

Steve O.

He was great to work with he took me out to see dozens of properties very patiently over nearly 2 years I relied heavily on his experience in the market and it worked out great when I go to sell my house or buy another he’s the only one I would trust.

He went out of his way to make sure everything went smoothly from the beginning of the process to when I got keys. Would strongly recommend using him for all your real estate needs

Matthew Buono

   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

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

Jeffrey Singer,Rima is very passionate about the needs of her clients.

Whether buying or selling I highly recommend Rima!January 14, 2018

Jeffrey Singer

My husband and I were thinking about selling our home that we have spent the last 13 years in.

This is a home we have spent a lot of time and money on and a home we have had so many amazing memories in. This was probably one of the biggest decisions we have ever made as a family. Trina Rufo could not have made this process any easier for us. She made sure we were always on the same page and when it came to picking a price to list our home for, she educated us on the best strategies possible to bring in the most people and get the best offers. Our goal was to sell our home for $535,000. We listed our house at $518,000 hoping it would bring in lots of potential buyers and create a bidding war. We had a total of 13 offers on our home and all were over $535,000. We ended up selling our house for $552,000! I have seen a lot of homes in my area sitting on the market and know for certain our house sold so quickly because of Trina's marketing efforts before listing our house. She not only sold our house faster and for more than we ever expected, but she also found us our new home within a few weeks. What could have been a very stressful experience, has turned out to be such a simple and exciting process. She is always just a phone call away and she is there without any hesitation anytime you need her. I have already referred her to all my friends and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an experienced and reliable Real Estate agent- Kimberly T

Kim T

Lois was very helpful during a stressful time.

She advised us in all aspects of the process such as staging and storing our possessions, needed maintenance, even helping with repairs and cleaning. She kept us up to date on all transactions and paperwork, explaining everything until we understood what was happening. She went above and beyond what was required and I would recommend her to anyone needing an experienced agent.

raedel shaw

Trina is amazing.

I was so fortunate to have her as my real estate agent to sell my home. She is professional, knowledgable, timely, responsible and proactive. She made sure everything smoothly from start to finish. I highly reccomend her.

Schmuela C

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

Tamara is first class all the way.

I was able to sell my home in LA area all via email because I currently live in Japan. Tamara made the entire process simple and painless from handling all repairs, new painting, inspections, etc. all such that I was able to sell my home while living overseas. I highly recommend her.

David Chin

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

Rima was absolutely fantastic to work with.

Even though we were only looking for a rental home, she consistently went above and beyond to find us homes to tour, she always kept us informed and was just really great to work with. We plan on eventually buying a home in the area and Rima will be our realtor.

Greg Bazil

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

Earlier in the year I received an introduction letter from Carla Ng.

Most if not all of these realtor introduction letters I discard, but for some reason I held on to hers. I think I usually threw most away because I didn’t want to think about the reality of selling my childhood home. After several months, I knew it was time and remembered Carla’s letter and how personable I thought it was. We met, reviewed the process and the game plan and I decided to move forward in working with Carla and I’m so glad I did. Carla understood my emotional ties to the house and was very kind. With that being said, she also knew this was a real estate transaction and she sprang into action. She specializes in real estate in the south bay beach areas and it shows. She went into this with a plan and it worked. The preparations she made prior to putting the house on the market were exceptional. Research, photographs, video, drone footage, blasts to various social media platforms. She made sure everyone knew the house was for sale and they all came. She was at the house for 5 12 hour days. She did not miss a showing. After all was said and done we had 26 offers. Carla is full of integrity, she’s trustworthy and it was an absolute pleasure to work with her. I think connections and compatibility are important, and I think laughter is important all of which I experienced with Carla. Whether you are buying your next home or selling your childhood home, you’ll want someone who will consider that as important as you do, and that person is Carla Ng with First Team.

Barbara Bettke

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.

Josh is a knowledgeable and professional real estate agent who works hard on behalf of his clients to sell their house or find them the perfect home.

ELIZABETH GORDON

Was great working with Rima!

She’s very attentive and cares about the quality of renters we are looking for. She had an open house and extended the hours to meet a renters needs which we really appreciated. He turned out to be the applicant we were looking for and she completed the rental agreement to the last detail in no time. Love working with her. Best agent ever

Rabih Mahmoud

Marise is very knowledgeable, and as first time home buyers, she explained the process very well.

She takes her time with her clients and is always available. She is very helpful with any questions regarding our home, even after we had closed! I would highly recommend her, especially if you're a first time home buyer. Our experience with her was fantastic!

Buyer - Pasadena

We LOVE Karen!

!! She helped our family buy our first home. Years later she helped us sell that home and buy a new one. She is extremely professional, knowledgeable and kind. We know we can always count on her to get any job done. She is above and beyond Amazing!

Abel Moreno & Retha Moreno

Trina our realtor really helps us a lot for buying our condo and selling our old one.

We are amazed she was able to handle two transaction on our behalf. She was able to close almost at the same time and our friends are surprised how she did it. In face, we are even suggesting to our acquaintance to avail of her services in case they are selling or buying a new home. She is truly dependable and always available when we call or need her.

M. Blanco

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

Russ has been visiting my parents for years.

My father and mother always enjoyed his company, knowledge and care of the neighborhood. Also my next door neighbor used Russ and was very happy with his service. Russ was always our first choice. So happy with his service and quick sale of our home. Amazing man! Thank you so much, Russ.

Nancy Pratt Trustee

Rima is very helpful and responsive .

I would work with her Again in the future.

Waleed and Rita Hosn

Marise was pleasant to work with.

She has a great team behind her to get you the best rates available. She's a great communicator and knows her way around the business. As a first time buyer, she answered a lot of my rudimentary questions with ease and helped me understand the process at each stage. In our case, the first offer we made was accepted! Would definitely and have already recommended her to some friends and family!

Chin - Buyer

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

What a pleasure it has been working with Karen.

She is an outstanding professional. She is very knowledgeable and resourceful. Don't be fool by her soft spoken manners. She can be a tough negotiator.

Mariano Sanz

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

My husband and I love working with Coby.

She is very kind and respectful. She answered every question my husband and I had very concisely and experienced (my husband had a lot of questions.) She was so sincere, professional and honest dealing with us. We had great peace of mind working with Coby to sell our house.

Mike & Michealine Deavila

I was going through a difficult divorce and had to sell the house.

I'm sure there were awkward moments during the sale. Tamara was very friendly, professional and got it done for me. I appreciated all she did and would definately recommend her. 

Mike Maleta

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

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

Russ has been an enormous help to me in managing my mother's trust and in selling property.

He is honest, timely, resourceful, courteous, and trustworthy. He gets things done quickly and efficiently.

John Economides Trustee

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 was very impressed with Carla's enthusiasm, thoroughness and follow up.

She has a professional and kind demeanor, and her hustle and enthusiasm were refreshing in a super competitive Seller's market. I cannot say enough good things about Carla Ng because she is head and shoulders above her competition. She understands the ins and outs of real estate, and the people that live in the South Bay and surrounding communities. Carla has access to services, resources, and other solutions that help make a sizable real estate transaction proceed very smoothly. She has the capacity to respond quickly when necessary, to communicate effectively, and most importantly, to listen carefully. I am happy to provide the highest possible recommendation for Carla Ng from First Team Real Estate!

G.H.

We made the BEST decision using Kim Robinson as our Real Estate Agent representing us in the biggest purchase of our lives.

Her knowledge, professionalism and work ethic are unparalleled to anything we have seen. Through her guidance and expertise we made an offer on our dream home and after some  negotiations our offer was accepted! This was the first and only offer we made. She kept us informed throughout the process and we closed on time with all closing costs paid by their seller!! If you are looking for an experienced and honest person to represent you in your real estate needs, look no further..Kim Robinson will get the job done better than you could have ever imagined!

jillnapier27

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

Trina is absolutely amazing!

! She recently helped my wife and I purchase our dream home in the Cal Heights area. After searching for 3 years and having no luck we decided to contact Trina. Best decision we ever made. We were able to find the perfect home and close the deal within 25 days. Trina's  local knowledge, lighting fast response on emails, phone calls and text messages made the entire home buying process painless and enjoyable. As a young family and buying our first home we needed someone who would be patient and understanding. Trina was very professional but at the same time made us feel very comfortable every step of the way. Anytime time we had questions or weren't quite understanding some of the paper work she was always there to help us through it, no matter what time of day it was she was available. We highly recommend Trina to anyone looking to buy a home. I can guarantee that you cannot find a more professional, responsive and understanding realtor. Trina is the total package!!! Thanks again Trina for all that you did for us. Words can describe the appreciation we have to you for helping us get into our dream home. The boys are so in love with their new backyard!!!

Anthony G.

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

We were more than completely satisfied with Trina's market knowledge, communications, and assistance in selling our property.

She is a consummate professional who expertly blends professionalism and "heart." We would recommend her without reservation.

Pat Frank

Carla is the best!

She and I went to college together and I have never met anyone so hardworking. Her work ethic is phenomenal and she always goes above and beyond with her job. Any client of hers is lucky to be working with such an enthusiastic and professional young lady. She also has great cultural competence and will be sure to meet the needs of her clientele. I'd choose Carla to be my real estate agent any day!

Adrienne

Working with Carla was an incredibly pleasant and joyful experience.

She is a wonderful communicator and kept me updated throughout the process. Sometimes buying or selling a home can be a headache but Carla makes sure everything runs as smooth and efficient as possible. I also found her to be hard working and knowledgeable about real estate in the area. Incredibly professional and detail oriented. I would give her 11 out of 10 stars.

Jeremy

All I can say is…LOOK NO FURTHER!

Trina Rufo is incredible!! She helped my husband and I purchase our first home. We got into the market during a time when the competition was beyond fierce and while the pandemic was still raging. During my first phone call to Trina she immediately started explaining what the market was like and what we could expect during the process. She spent a considerable amount of time answering my questions before we even decided to hire her. Our journey was long and had some big ups and downs. Trina was there to help us through it all. She is very invested in each of her clients and treats you like you are the most important client she has. She is always available to answer questions and is extremely responsive. She will not leave you hanging for days and more often than not routinely answers texts, emails, and phone calls within minutes (or seconds). She works tirelessly and was available at any hour (because sometimes our negotiations went late) and on every day of the week…even while she was on vacation. She never pressured us into purchasing something that was not right for us and took a lot of time to help us find a place that fit our family perfectly. She is HONEST and has INTEGRITY in a profession that seems to breed dishonesty. She has a wonderful reputation amongst her colleagues and maintains relationships with other realtors that are invaluable when it comes time to put in an offer on a property. It gives Trina great joy to assist others in finding their dream home. She loves what she does, and it shows. I would recommend Trina to anyone. Trina will always hold a special place in our hearts and will be the first person we call if we ever decide to move. Thank you Trina!!

Heidi W

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

BEST REALTOR EVER!

Wish we could give 10 stars for this review. Trina is truly the best and my husband and I feel grateful for everything she has done for us since the beginning. My husband and I have been checking out open houses in the Lakewood/Long Beach area for months hoping to find that  one we can call our own. We began the search on our own. Trina was the realtor for one of the open houses that we visited and after briefly talking to her, my husband and I asked if she was accepting any new clients. We were very impressed with her expertise of the market just by listening to what she had to say at the open house. You can immediately tell that Trina has put in years of experience in this industry and she has built accountability with other clients as well. We felt Trina was the perfect fit for us. As new clients, Trina had us meet in her office to discuss the details of our needs and wants of a home. After looking at multiple homes prior to meeting Trina, my husband and I already had ideas of what we considered as a priorities for a new home. Trina gave us great insight on what to expect and what we should be aiming for when it comes to looking for a home. As first time homebuyers, we started off knowing little information about the market and Trina spent quality time with us to explain everything. She educated and guided us through this process. In concerns of communication via email or cell phone, she is reliable and prompt about answering questions thoroughly. She was always in constant contact with us and on-time at meeting you for houses that fit your schedule. Even after a couple months or so, Trina kept on encouraging my husband and I to not give up. It just seemed like there was nothing out there for us. We questioned Trina if we should expand our search to other cities surrounding our preferred location. Trina was patient to help us look for homes around there, also. My husband and I finally came across a beautiful home that we were highly interested in and checked out their open house on the weekend. Trina managed to get in touch with the realtor for that house beforehand saying that my husband and I were going to stop by. She has many connections which were very helpful to get what needs to be done for the house. We wanted to put in an offer immediately and Trina walked us through,step-by-step, on what to do next. After almost a week of waiting, our offer was accepted and we were ecstatic. It did not take long for escrow to close as Trina and her team made it possible for us to have a smooth transaction. Along with her skills as a realtor, she has a friendly personality which made us feel comfortable working with her, also. She is dependable, quick at getting business matters done, trustworthy, and very organized. We felt very fortunate that we had the privilege to work with Trina. If we ever plan on purchasing another home, we will definitely have her as our realtor again.

R. S.

Tamara Gordon worked hard to sell our property,accommodated our concerns and needs, faced challenges, and suceeded.

 We have confidence in her abilities and she has our support-highly recommend her.

Jo-Anne Higa Ebba

BEST REALTOR EVER!

Wish we could give 10 stars for this review. Trina is truly the best and my husband and I feel grateful for everything she has done for us since the beginning. My husband and I have been checking out open houses for months hoping to find that one we can call our own. Trina was the realtor for one of the open houses that we visited and after briefly talking to her, my husband and I asked if she was accepting any new clients. We were very impressed with her expertise of the market just by listening to what she had to say at the open house. You can immediately tell that Trina has put in years of experience in this industry and she has built accountability with other clients as well. We felt Trina was the perfect fit for us.As new clients, Trina had us meet in her office to discuss the details of our needs and wants of a home. After looking at multiple homes prior to meeting Trina, my husband and I already had ideas of what we considered as a priorities for a new home. Trina gave us great insight on what to expect and what we should be aiming for when it comes to looking for a home. As first time homebuyers, we started off knowing little information about the market and Trina spent quality time with us to explain everything. She educated and guided us through this process.In concerns of communication via email or cell phone, she is reliable and prompt about answering questions thoroughly. She was always in constant contact with us and on-time at meeting you for houses that fit your schedule. Even after a couple months or so, Trina kept on encouraging my husband and I to not give up. It just seemed like there was nothing out there for us. We questioned Trina if we should expand our search to other cities surrounding our preferred location. Trina was patient to help us look for homes around there, also.My husband and I finally came across a beautiful home that we were highly interested in and checked out their open house on the weekend. Trina managed to get in touch with the realtor for that house beforehand saying that my husband and I were going to stop by. She has many connections which were very helpful to get what needs to be done for the house.We wanted to put in an offer immediately and Trina walked us through,step-by-step, on what to do next. After almost a week of waiting, our offer was accepted and we were ecstatic. It did not take long for escrow to close as Trina and her team made it possible for us to have a smooth transaction. Along with her skills as a realtor, she has a friendly personality which made us feel comfortable working with her, also. She is dependable, quick at getting business matters done, trustworthy, and very organized. We felt very fortunate that we had the privilege to work with Trina. If we ever plan on purchasing another home, we will definitely have her as our realtor again.- Ruthie B. 

Ruthie

Rima was a joy to work with and made the my first home buying experience better than I could have ever expected.

From our first call to our last meeting when I picked up my keys, I felt so taken care of and supported in this incredibly nerve-racking experience. Her experience, expertise, insight, and knowledge were the pillars that landed me in the perfect home. I am forever grateful for her time, and highly recommend her if you're buying or selling - she's a rockstar!

Madison Rosner

3144 Chatwin Russ is the best!

Russ is the BEST!

He is SO knowledgeable and has ALWAYS looked out for us and goes that extra mile!!!

Joel & Karen Yamasaki

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

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

Guillermo Leon de la Barra.

Engineering Manager, Tech Support at IDEMIAMarch 31, 2015, Guillermo was a client of Rima’sAbsolutely delighted to have Rima as my Real Estate Agent during the sale of my previous home and purchase of my new home. It took her just one open-house weekend to find a buyer for my previous home. With my new home, unfortunately the seller's agent treated me like the enemy and took it as a personal goal to make my life miserable. However, Rima never lost focus and was always calm, organized and professional throughout the whole journey. She was the reason I didn't lose my mind. I would work with her again in the future without a doubt! See less

Guillermo Leon de la Barra

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.

justjamesy

“Rima was amazing from the beginning!

We were very nervous about the Socal market, and she had a ton of knowledge of the market and worked with us tirelessly. She was generous with her time and her advice, and very flexible to meet on short notice. She took the time to walk us through every step and ensure we were comfortable throughout the whole process. We were VERY lucky to have Rima as our realtor and I highly recommend her to anyone!! - Pete Brown.”

Pete Brown

Carla is a true professional.

She is punctual, detail oriented and works extremely hard. She gets things done. Carla always puts the best interests of her clients first. In my opinion, this is the most important quality for a real estate agent. Plus the fact that Carla is fun, sociable, passionate about her work and puts people at ease.

Harold N.

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

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.

Lois is very knowledgeable, friendly, and patient.

My home buying process was long and painful (about 7 months), but Lois was always there to update with me with new information. I purchased a newly developed town home and she helped me get the most possible upgrades on the home. She has negotiating skills like no other. She spoke on my behalf when the seller tried to do something shady. I was to the point where I was going to give up the purchase, but Lois talked some sense to them. I admit, I wasn't the most easy client (mostly because it was my 1st buying experience), but Lois remained patient and also educated me about the process. I can't imagine having the same home buying experience with anyone else. I highly recommend Lois!

i771064

Trina made the whole experience stress free.

She's professional, knowledgable and responsive. Though she represented both the sellers and myself, Trina provided us both with unbiased service. I will recommend Trina to all of my friends and family and will certainly use her again, if/when we  transition to another home.

Carla helped my husband and I buy our first home!

As first time buyers, she guided us and advocated for us along the process. Carla was incredibly organized, responsive, efficient and always so enthusiastic. She followed up with all parties throughout each step of the process to ensure each of our deadlines were met. We first met with Carla on February 6th, and today, March 10th, we are getting the keys to our home! We fell in love with the first home we saw, and she made it happen! I would recommend Carla to any of my friends and family in the market for a home, in a heart beat!

Jessica Posada

3676 Carfax Always glad to have Russ on our side.

Ramona Johnson

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

It has been incredible working with Carla Ng in my search for my first home.

When I asked any sporadic questions, she responded openly and honestly with insight and her opinions. I trust her in finding my starter home as she is so well connected in the South Bay community. Given her structured and efficient work ethic, she was able to get showings prior to homes hitting the market. Carla is an excellent real estate agent, and I would recommend her to everyone I know.

Lily Yuan

Marise is the absolute best.

She works so hard and is always available to handle any issue that comes up. Not only would I recommend her to friends, I already have!

Mary M.

“Rima was amazing from the beginning!

We were very nervous about the Socal market, and she had a ton of knowledge of the market and worked with us tirelessly. She was generous with her time and her advice, and very flexible to meet on short notice. She took the time to walk us through every step and ensure we were comfortable throughout the whole process. We were VERY lucky to have Rima as our realtor and I highly recommend her to anyone!! - Pete Brown.”

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.

Marise is such a fantastic agent, with a broad knowledge of the Southern California market.

She has helped us buy a home and sell it, and I assure she will be the first we call when we look to buy another home. I refer everyone I know buying or selling to her. She is a fantastic negotiator and advocate for her clients!

Andre Gilleron Season Straaebrg

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

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.

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

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

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.  

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

Kate (Realtor) and Jeremy (Loan Consultant) were our ultimate home-buying DREAM TEAM.

They worked seamlessly together, and individually provided amazing customer service. To have sold and bought a home in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic within two months is the direct result of an amazing partnership. We have moved into our new space and could not be more happy with our home and neighborhood. If we had known that home buying (and selling) could be this easy, we may have done it sooner! We have already sung Kate and Jeremy's praises to friends and family and will refer them in a heart beat.

Brandon & April Walker

From our first interaction, I feel Speedy went above and beyond for us.

He made sure he was available for every showing we desired. He had knowledge about each neighborhood we toured- down to block to block specifics. His knowledge went beyond realty. He knows the ins and outs of financing, has resources for the renovation process from general contractors, flooring and even landscaping! If we ever hit a road block he was able to guide us. We found that FHA loans weren’t as desired in this market, but he was able to get us the home we wanted, under what we thought we were going to pay, as well as credit back from the seller. Speedy is everything you want in a realtor- Good with communication, professional yet funny. He keeps it real and you want him in your corner. All future purchases will be with Speedy and we I’ll always recommend him to anyone on the house hunt.

Angie & Ryan

Carla is genuine, hardworking, positive, honest, and easy to work with.

I love how she is on time with communication and always available to help me. Carla answered all my questions and explained to me the process for all my real estate needs. I'm grateful for Carla for helping me throughout the home buying journey. I would highly recommend Carla to my friends and family in the South Bay!

Julia Y

3023 Heather Russ is great to work with.

  Matthew

Working with Jessica was such a treat!

She was extremely professional, hardworking, and provided great guidance to us as we sold our home and bought another. We’re very grateful to her for all of her hard work!

Patrick & Kendall Weller

I had a special condition because I needed to purchase Income property for a 1031 Exchange!

So time was important and Trina sent me many, many choices. Finally found something interesting but had a condition that Trina helped me through. Trina was always responsive and had good advise and held my  hand through Escrow & the 1031 Exchange. I would ask for her help again.

Virginia T.

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

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

From the get-go, Karen makes things happen.

Once the job is in her hands, consider it done!

JoAnn Bentley

My family and I are wholeheartedly grateful we hired a realtor extraordinaire to assist us in finding our dream home.

Russ is an astounding example of business astuteness, emotional intelligence, and unparalleled integrity. It is with my sincerest appreciation and gratitude that I thank Russ Caldarella for this exceptional experience. Dr. Steven La Vigne

Steven & Callista La Viane

3172 Chatwin Ave.

Russ was a great help in many ways.

9259 Faywood St.

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

Lois was committed to getting top dollar in a hot sellers market.

Navigating the multiple offers, paperwork and inspections was made easy with her guidance. I can’t recommend her enough if you want the best level of service and aptitude.

scottmyers

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

If you are looking for an agent that's willing to go above and beyond, I would highly recommend Carla .

Her enthusiasm for what she does really shows up in her work. Every step of the way she anticipates problems and overcomes them easily before they become an issue. Her communication and ability to explain the process really helped put me at ease. Real estate can be daunting and stressful at times, but I felt very confident knowing that Carla had my back.

Greg P

I was in the process of looking for a Long Beach condo for my daughter and happened to visit an Open House being held by Trina this past August.

It was a very desirable condo property in Bixby Knolls and I can honestly say that without Trina's expertise and commitment to completing the sale I may  not have been able to make the purchase. Several unexpected issues did arise (as often happens in real estate) but Trina was more than capable of assisting us and the sellers in resolving them and making sure the deal went thru. I can highly recommend her for she is a true professional in every sense combining honesty, integrity, knowledge, and conviction necessary in making your real estate dreams a reality. And my daughter is ecstatic with her new condo which makes me very very happy!!!

M. Foster

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.

Alfred

“I love Rima and would recommend using her for your real estate needs.

We relocated to California from Florida and she made the process as seamless as possible. I trust her completely, she always had our best interest at heart. If we ever need to sell or buy a house again, I will definitely be using Rima!” 

Jennifer Weber

She exceeded expectations in every way!

House Buyer Closed Nov '20

Bryan K.

Carla is an amazingly hard worker, is detail oriented, and most importantly, is wonderful to interact with!

When working so closely with someone on the biggest purchase of your life, these are super important qualities. She's very responsive and knowledgable, not just about real estate, but about personal finance, too. Thanks so much Carla!

Kristin Addis

If you want a realtor who will work tirelessly for you day and night, Trina is the agent for you.

Moving to California and during the pandemic she has made the experience as good as it could have been. She alleviated a great deal of stress we had. She was on top of things and very organized. She was quick to respond whenever we had questions/concerns. She knows how to get things done. She fought for us when issues arose during our home inspection. Also, being brand new to the area she gave us personal knowledge of the city and helped select the best area for us to live in. Even though our home buying experience is completed, she is still willing to help with any questions we have. We plan to use Trina in the future for any real estate needs. We highly recommend her!

Matt Autin

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

1200 Canoe Brook Dr.

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

I work with quite a few realtors being in mortgage lending and I have got to say that Carla is one of a kind.

She is one of the most responsive realtors I've ever met and great at following up to make sure everyone is on track. In today's difficult market , she has been able to successfully get her her offers accepted due to her diligent follow up with the listing agents. Carla truly understands what it takes to help her clients successfully find a property they like and get the offer accepted. I'm glad we crossed paths :)

Brendon Moh

Having Carla as a real estate agent has been such a blessing as a first-time homebuyer.

The whole process was a bit daunting at first, in all honesty, but, right off the bat, she was transparent about everything that needed to happen in order to become a homeowner. From the very beginning, it was clear that she was organized, responsive, and driven, which, in my opinion, is exactly what you need from a realtor in today's competitive housing market. To give you an idea of how smooth and seamless this experience has been, my wife and I just met Carla a little over a month ago and we are getting our keys from her today! Obviously not everyone will be this lucky (as far as turnaround is concerned), but Carla played a huge role here. First off, her insights into what makes a buyer's application competitive was key, especially considering that the seller had multiple offers on the table. Second, she was in constant communication with our loan consultant and processor to ensure that all of our contingencies would be met in a timely manner. Additionally, she always kept us in the loop and consistently checked in to make sure we were on top of signing documents or anything else that required our attention. All in all, it was such a joy to have Carla as a real estate agent. She is, without a doubt, committed to her craft. My wife and I are beyond grateful to have had someone as diligent as Carla by our side from the get-go!

Steve Lopez

Josh’s ease, confidence and presence brought immediate trust from our first meeting.

He has an intelligent approach to the market, great recommendations and negotiation skills, precise, consistent, thorough awareness and attention to contract details, excellent and honest answers to my many questions, openness and great presence in the difficult waiting moments, kindness, patience and great listening skills. His capacity to juggle it all, availability to communicate on time and as often and as needed with lender and seller’s agent, his on the spot responses to the many transactions, his capacity to hold it all make him the most excellent and very best agent I have ever worked with. Without any doubt, Josh is the agent you need for your Real Estate transactions.

Anne Virginie Hanks

If you're looking for an agent to help you sell or buy - It's not going to get better than Trina.

  I know that's a bold statement, but I should know:  Trina has helped me both with the purchase of my home (a few years ago in 90807) *and* with the sale of my parent's home.  She was so good in my transaction that I recommended her wholeheartedly to my parents.  This, after years of her counseling me on the right time to sell. So what makes her so good?  Like others have said - she has the hallmarks of a great professional: She's smart, honest, has a deep knowledge of "the market," accessible via email (my preference), and has a great team of professionals working for her.  In short, she's everything you need in a competent agent.  But what sets Trina apart from others in her field is her great people skills. Real estate buying is naturally a stressful experience.  And real estate agents have to be equipped to handle difficult personalities (me), idiots (sometimes me), and generally, non-cooperative people (rarely me).  We all know that's not easy to do, yet Trina does it with ease and charm.  She's calming, engaging, and makes you feel like you matter.  To me, THAT'S what gives Trina the mark of a great professional.  For my parents, who are not native English speakers, they really appreciated that she was honest in her assessment of their property.  Unlike other Spanish-speaking agents they had interacted with, Trina gave them a calming sense that she was honest.  They appreciated that Trina was truthful and had a realistic (based on comps) assessment of their property.  In this day of fake reviews,  too much information, and questionable professionals, it's hard to find that professional you can trust and is very competent.  I can proudly state now - both as a buyer and overseeing a sale- that Trina is a pro in the business.  I can't rave enough about her - and I will continue to give her my business and recommendations.- Karen S.  

Karen S.

Fast and professional knowledge on selling my house.

. don’t hesitate to recommend her to my friend .Willing to help my question anytime,,show up on time, equipping skill to satisfy buyer and seller.

Yoon K

Russ is the best real estate agent I have ever worked with.

He is a top pro in his field. Frankly anyone would be lucky to have such an agent representing them. Russ saved my family time, made us more money and did it all with tremendous communication skills.

David A. Baker Trustee

Just as many first home buyers, we find the process intimidating and confusing; however, Marise made the process much easier as she explained the home- buying process.

She is credible, professional, and well-informed about the real estate market, rules, regulations, and required documents. Marise always responded in a timely manner and kept us updated. She helped us purchase the property we really desired. The entire process took about 2 months to complete. Overall, we have a positive experience with Marise.

Santa Clarita Buyer

Working with Carla put all my first time home buyer nerves at ease.

She is so friendly and responsive, I truly felt like her goal was to find me my perfect place to call home - even with my long list of requirements. If you want the same care I highly recommend Carla, she puts her clients first to ensure your happiness.

Mary B

Lois was of tremendous help when I was looking for income property.

Unlike the previous realtor I tried to work with, she presented properties within my budget and desired locations. Never did I feel as if I were being pushed or told what to do with my money. She was always available, which was a plus. I had such a good experience with her that a few months after buying one house, she sold me a condo and is now helping with a third property.

ingrid hughes

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

From the minute I met Rima to talk about selling out Torrance home I new she would going to be our Realtor.

She was extremely prepared with all the market data and a strong plan to maximize the sale price of our property. She delivered above and beyond on all levels of service that she provided to my wife and I though the whole process. She was on every detail from staging the home to all the paperwork and nothing was missed. Rima also had amazing communication with both my wife and I even though we were in the middle of relocating to a new state. She made us feel like family and shared in our excitement as we move on to our next chapter. We are grateful for her passion, expertise and caring nature though the whole process. We will be recommending Rima to everyone we know that is looking to buy or sell a property in Southern California.

Trevor Dowd
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