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In my dealings with Cerise Paton, I have always been impressed with her level of integrity and commitment to her clients.

   I have consistently noticed that she puts her client's needs first and for me that is the true measure of an outstanding Realtor.  Additionally, Cerise has a strong knowledge of Orange County Real Estate.  Steve Stearns, Branch Manager, Thrive Financial, (BRE: 01131215 NMLS: 296512)

Biljana was exceptional, she went far beyond her role as a realtor, and made sure to anticipate all aspects of transaction and pre-empt any isssues.

I am extremly happy with her. It took only 13 days to sell my place: over list price and for cash offer, quick close, no contingencies! I would recommend Biljana to anybody who wants their RE experience to be as smooth as possible.

Vera Sreda

I was recommended to Sean by one of his other clients.

Sean works fast and efficiently. His response time in amazingly quick and he communicates clearly. He made sure I was comfortable and that all the information was clear and understood. I would definitely recommend Sean to anyone looking to buy or sell! He communicates clearly while the time and energy of his client, me. He works to make things happen right and quick.

Maggie Lee

I went to Alex as a first-time home buyer.

He asked what I was looking for in a home and provided listings that catered to my checklist. Alex is very knowledgeable and patient. He is extremely approachable and answered all of my questions, even at off hours and weekends. He provided his honest input without being pushy. When it came time to buy, he made the process easy and explained what to expect each step of the way. Alex also comes with a good set of referrals. I was clueless on the people to work with whether it be inspector, contractor, insurance, etc. He always knew of someone for a job and there was not one person he referred that I was unhappy with. Even after closing on my townhome, he still makes himself available to answer any questions. Thank you, Alex!

Wendy Pang

Parnaz was very efficient and helpful in helping us find a place that truly fulfilled all our prerequisites.

She was very patient and cooperative, and due to her diligent searching we were shortly able to find a new lovely home. She's very kind and affable and reliable.

Maryam Golshahi

“I saw Sean’s signs throughout the Newport Crest neighborhood during his open house one weekend.

When I met Sean he was very thorough, friendly, honest, and efficient. He was very knowledgeable regarding the subject property and the area. He was always on time to showings, meetings, and signings. He kept the parties organized, on schedule, and dealt promptly with all issues and concerns. The entire process from offer to close was remarkably easy; a good balance of friendly manner and professionalism. I have closed many real estate transactions, and this was certainly one of the easiest transactions. I would refer others to Sean- in fact I have already done so! He is honest, knowledgeable, and delivers on his commitments.”

Steve Moore

Gregg,  We all wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of your hard work and patience.

You are one of a kind and we are all grateful for making this work out.We will definitely continue to do all of our future business with you and couldn't wait to give you this review and let others know how great you are.Thanks again Gregg you mean a lot to us,Respectfully,   Christina, Emanuel, Nicole, and Cris.  

Christina, Emanuel, Nicole, and Cris

We were very impressed with Parnaz when we purchased our new house recently!

She was pleasant, professional and tried hard to make us and the seller happy. She was also quite responsive to our concerns and issues which came up during inspection of the house. For instance, during inspection phase  we discovered moisture in one wall. She worked diligently with HOA to fix the issue in a timely manner. Shirin Riazi

Shirin Riazi

We were impressed with Alex Yu’s professionalism: 1.

breadth & depth of knowledge of the real estate market 2. tireless efforts to find the properties that fit our parameters as well as ones that helped us clarify our specifications even more by looking beyond our initial parameters 3. accessibility no matter the time nor the day as well as promptness of responses 4. patience with our many questions as first-time buyers. Even more so, we were extremely appreciative of his courtesy & thoughtfulness in making us feel just as important as clients looking for much more major properties.

Hyuck Lang Kwon Kristianna Mia Suh

Nick was awesome in all aspects!

Persistent, patient, and professional! I will gladly refer Nick to my network of friends and family! Your company has a great asset in Nick, take good care of him! ROI. Many thanks, I am super happy with Nick and my new house!

Michael Burns

I met Sean at a Open House & he was very personable.

It was a Short Sale and took about 4 1/2 months to close and he kept me informed throughout the process. We didn't receive approval from both our Lenders until December 6th and the loan had to be closed by the end of the year because of the debt forgiveness act expiring. He recommended a lender who I felt very comfortable with and the house closed 12/ 28. I would use Sean again because he is a professional who does a great job and keeps you updated throughout the Process. He has a Great Team also which adds to the experience. Thank you very much, Brian Cotter  

We interviewed 3 realtors before choosing Sean.

It was a wise decision! Sean worked very hard at selling our house - from giving us advise before listing, in holding multiple open houses & in keeping constant communication with us, the buyer and the escrow company. Sean is also fun to work with & easy to talk to. We recommend him highly. Thank you so much for you expertise Sean!Tom and Sandi Miller2083 Valley RdCosta Mesa, CA 92627

Sean is very knowledgeable about the So Cal housing market.

He was also very personable & friendly. I was looking for a straight-forward Realtor and Sean fit the bill.Sean made himself available whenever possible to view homes. He was very patient, understood our needs & always respected our decisions.Sean is a Great Realtor who is committed to his work. His phone is always on to answer questions & he does an excellent job of keeping his clients informed during the buying process.Rhett and Ashley Olsen. 

Jeannine is a class act.

As a manager, I understand and expect excellent customer service. I have seen her in action and am completely impressed. She will make you feel special and cared for no doubt! Highly recommended.

Brian Padden

Sean knows the Real Estate market and he strives to meet customer satisfaction by being honest & direct.

I also liked his Marketing skills & Strategy plan regarding the sale of my property. I had confidence knowing Sean would sell my house in a timely manner that would be profitable to benefit me the client.Linda McCarthy

Mike Farina far exceeds the best in all of the areas above.

He went way beyond the call of duty to assist in helping us make a smooth moving transition especially with my partner who is a Vietnam Vet and is permanently in a wheel chair. He seemed to always be "one-step ahead" to support us. His understanding and sensitivity was invaluable. Dr. Dana Bless

Dr. Dana Bless

We are very grateful for Margaret O’Brien’s service to us!

The decision to list and sell our home was a very serious one for our family. Margaret patiently & expertly guided us through the entire process. She assisted with pricing (We broke price per square foot records that have yet to be beat!), decuttering, remodel suggestions, marketing and kept us continually apprised of current market conditions that aided us in our decision making process. We were thrilled and impressed with Margaret’s level of professionalism. We have since referred our grown children and close family friends to Margaret. We only use MARGARET for any real estate needs in the future.

Tami Sonetti

Margaret is amazing!

She is detailed and intelligent. She works incredibly hard for her client. Always available and she always takes great care to protect her clients! She knows her job and has been working in real estate for many years. She is always positive and when issues crop up in a deal she always finds a satisfactory resolution. We are thrilled with our latest purchase! We will continue to work with Margaret in the future. Thank you Margaret for another great transaction!

TCB Rentals LLC Monica Bice

Justin has been most responsive to all my questions and needs.

I have found I can rely on his advice completely. He has been able to handle every problem and a few emergencies with what seems to be ease! He is very personable and puts you at ease right a way. I can only assume he can do the same with my tenants. He is a pleasure to work with and a real credit to your company!

David Bosner

Sean is very easy to work with.

  Working with him is a pleasure, you feel as if your hand is held from start to finish!  He knows the market and gives you great advice on how to maximize the price when selling a home!  I would not use anyone else! Carrie Durgin17 Encore, Newport Beach

We had worked with many realtors in the past.

  We chose Sean to use for the sale of our Costa Mesa property. Mainly because we felt he was the "Area Specialist" and was going to work the hardest, most aggressively. Our decision was a good one.  He had our house sold for almost the asking price within the first month of placing it on the market . Only one open house necessary. Even in a down economy there are buyers.So this left us in need of finding a home quickly in the South County area, in which we had been looking. Sean had already been matching up our needs to many homes in the Laguna Niguel area.  But now we were ready to buy.We were able to find exactly what we were looking for and matched up closing dates perfectly. Out of our Costa Mesa home and into our new Laguna Niguel home!His follow up and dedication to his work as a quality realtor is tremendous.We were very pleased with him and would recommend him highly.-Stefan and Shonnie Gillmer

We have used Dieter for our Long Beach house and now for our Tustin house.

Both of them sold in a great amount of time on the market. He is a full service agent who prep'd our house for the Open Houses as well as working with us to get in trades and inspectors. I highly recommend Dieter!!!

Joliya Thai Family Trust

Mike is a true professional with a unique desire to really want to help the client and not be self-serving.

Would recommend him without pause.

Todd Oleson

As a director of a very large Pre-School/Daycare I have had Gregg teach us & keep us up to date on our First Aid & CPR training for the last 6 years.

He is a very good, energetic & knowledgeable teacher. My staff enjoys all of his classes he has done with us. I would highly recommend him in the future to anyone who needs or wants his services.


He was great, he always made time to show us properties and there was no pressure to put offers on places we were unsure of.

We let him know exactly what we were looking for and he made sure he found us a house with everything we were asking for and more. He was able to find our Dream House in the perfect neighborhood for our family. Thanks First Team and huge thanks to Scott Hall

Hector Hernandez Alex Hernandez

I found Sean Jarne through one of his advertisements.

  He got the job done.  He was well prepared, he was ready when my home fell out of escrow.  He worked hard in finding a new buyer asap and had kept in touch with backup buyers and had them ready.  I selected Sean because he is assertive and understands the city of Newport Beach and the market very well.  He advised me on the changing market trends and helped me meet my goals.  I would definitely use Sean again and I would recommend him without reservation because he gets the job done right!

Robert Reyes

Sean was a pleasure to work with.

  He helped us price our property appropriately and made what can be a stressful situation smooth and seamless.  Sean kept us informed every step of the way.  He was always available.  We would absolutely refer Sean to anyone thinking of buying or selling.  We were so happy with Sean that the only Christmas lights we put up were around his sign! Denise and Bill Brady1866 ParkcrestCosta Mesa, CA 92627

My wife and I decided to list our residence for sale and needed a real estate agent.

My brother referred us to Justin Miller, and we are glad he did so. Justin handled all the details, and made the entire transaction very easy. We were so pleased with Justin's service that we also hired him to represent us in purchasing another residence. That transaction also went very smoothly. We highly recommend Justin.

Stephen & Linda Smith

We met Mike at an open house when looking for our first home and asked if he would help us in the process.

He went above and beyond and treated us as if we were his own kids looking to buy their first home. He was patient, informative, and always looked out for our best interest. When we decided to buy our second home, we knew exactly who we wanted to help us. Mike is absolutely amazing. He will be helping many of our family and friends in the future I'm sure. We can not say enough wonderful things about our experiences when working with Mike.

Kacey Nicole Pratt Erico Paolo Mendoza

Cerise - you were a wonderful agent.

I was so lucky to have you and Dave. Lara O'Brien, Esq.,  Tustin Home Buyer

We have worked with Parnaz Nasibi as a buyer's Agent recently during the purchase of our first home .

Just writing to say thank you for all that you did to help us find a home. We really like the time and patience that you showed us as well as the individualized attention. There were times when we were ready to give up and you told us to hang in there. Well we did and we could not be happier in our new home. Thank you so much for making this all possible for us. If we ever know of anyone who is trying to find a home we will gladly recommend you as a realtor. You are the best!


When I met Sean he was the seller’s agent on a property I was interested in.

  I had originally wanted to use open listings dot com for my realtor, but Sean was great from the get-go.  Though he represented us both (buyer & seller), Sean guided me through the process and I feel protected my interest as necessary. Great first time buying experience.  Sean was polite, steadfast and great at his job.  I would recommend him to anyone buying or selling.

Joe Brothman

I'm very happy to work with Alex.

He is really professional and helpful!

Xuexi Zhang

Cerise sold my house in Tustin in 2008.

She was knowledgeable about how to best sell my home in a depressed economy.  Cerise helped walk me through the selling process even though my house was in a trust. She was clear, concise and patient with me her customer. I'm confident Cerise will continue to be successful in whatever endeavor she so chooses.   Jeffrey M. Johnson, Orangevale, CA 

Mike has been an amazing, professional, courteous, and responsive agent.

He's been a life-saver -- having worked with me on a very tight schedule and difficult challenge with a rental property. We look forward to working with him when we are going to purchase a house next year!

Grace Pineda

We love Kim!

She worked so hard for us and found us a beautiful place to live as well as being a friend! She is a dynamic personality and truly cares about finding her clients the right fit for them ! Thanks Kim, we miss SoCal!

Marjorie Laporte

Working with Dierdre was an awesome experience.

We had done research prior to contacting her an felt like we were well informed and ready to dive in. After beginning our journey we realized that there was still much to learn and thankfully we had Dierdre on our side because she really knew where to guide us. Because of her knowledge and honed skills she was able to help us find exactly what we were looking for, we are so happy with our new home, Thank you Dierdre!!!! We will definitely contact her for our future real estate needs.

James Malloy

We were new to the leasing system here in USA and Mike Farina walked us through step by step with patience and kindness.

He helped us even after the signing with utilities and such. I would recommend him to any of my friends or relatives.

Dongho Ha

He is very good broker and he knows his job.

i am glad that he got me the house and I will recommend him to all my friends.

Behnam Farahnik

Hello: Jodi Halbreich, was our Realtor, who spent time with us , looking and exploring and discussing many options, best for our Family.

She was present when we needed her by phone , text , email, and in person . Very accessible Realtor! We would like to "Thank you" very much , Jodi, for your time and efforts . You made the entire process ; pain and stress free, because we knew you always had our backs . We enjoyed our time getting to know you and working with you . Again, we thank you for all that you did for all of us , throughout jthe transaction & purchase process of our new home . We are very happy with the new home . Sincerely , Allan & Lori Pardo & Family

Allan Pardo

Julie, I want to thank you in helping me in buying my home.

I have worked with many Realtors through out the years and you have been the best ever. Your dedication and diligence to please is amazing. I admire you calmness and your professionalism when you confront difficult task.  I will recommend your services to anyone, you are the best.  Ana R. Laguna Woods

Sean sold the house 2 doors down from us on Newport Island, and he did it so fast he stuck in our minds.

  When we decided to sell we called Sean.  Sean was great to work with.  He did a great job with our open houses.  He gave good advice to us on how to stage the house.  He kept us informed and was a good communicator during the closing process.  We would refer Sean to anyone moving because he stays on top of everything and works hard to get you the highest price for your home! Pasquale and Nancy Evans400 38th StreetNewport Beach, CA 92663

Rob is very knowledgeable in every aspect of the real estate business.

He was able to sell my home quickly and help me find a new home to move in to. He was a great resource every step of the way in two complicated transactions.

Susan K Strichart

She is an excellent agent with so many patience to helped me .

I'll buy new house from her after I made more money . She is amazing worker and friend . I love her .


I cannot sing enough praises for Jodi and her team at First Team Real Estate.

She guided us through every step of the home buying process and made the whole experience stress free and enjoyable. Jodi listened to our needs and desires while helping us navigate the real estate market to find our dream home. She was knowledgable, professional, and was always had our best interests at heart.

Lauren Deeb

Sean worked with me and my schedule to get me in to see the property & notified me when the price dropped into my price range.

He negotiated very effectively and got me the property with the terms I wanted. He was very professional. We had a very difficult and delayed escrow and Sean kept me informed of what was happening & what to expect and we worked thru a difficult problem to close the Escrow. Sean went above & beyond! Mike Milligan

Very responsive to questions, always follows through, and works completely for the best interest of his client.

Would not hesitate to use Rob for all future real estate transactions.

Susan K Strichart

I contacted Parnaz on a whim after casually going to an open house that she hosted.

Less than 6 weeks later, I closed on the first home that I made a bid on and without paying a premium for it. Parnaz is an exceptional negotiator. She was always well prepared and she knew the market very well. She anticipated many issues ahead of time and she worked proactively to resolve each issue in a way that worked best for me. I think her best skill was discovering what I truly valued in a home and a community, and helping guide me to the perfect home. She turned a potentially painful transaction into a memorable and rewarding one. Parnaz Nasibi at First Team Real Estate is absolutely the best. Both during and after the process, she had many professional contacts (architects, builders, house cleaners, etc.), lined up to help me transition into the home. Parnaz truly loves what she does, and that matters. If you're hoping for a positive, relatively stress free home buying experience, then Parnaz is the best. She is warm, trustworthy, knowledgeable, organized, responsive to questions/concerns, and is willing to work around the limited time schedule of a buyer who is coming from out of town! Far from feeling pressured to buy, I felt that she really wanted to make sure the home suited my needs. When the time came, she was a great negotiator and I felt she was on my side. She got a sense of how aggressive I wanted to be, what things were deal breakers for me, and never did she come back to try to convince me or entertain a counter that wasn't in my best interests. It was a real pleasure working with Parnaz. From the beginning I knew I was in competent hands. Prepared for a long arduous journey of buying a home in an unfamiliar market 400 miles away from my former home, I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly I found and bought my home in Irvine. Parnaz’s ability to work with the seller's agent was an incredible advantage. And, she was always responsive to my calls/texts/emails--especially when time was of the essence. Parnaz understands that buying or selling a home is more than just a transaction: it’s a life-changing experience. She is a highly seasoned professional dedicated to exceptional service for her clients. She seemed to take pride in the relationships she has built over the years and always worked tirelessly on my behalf to help me get into a home I am thrilled with. I am happy to have worked with Parnaz and enthusiastically recommend her to people looking to buy or sell their home.

Katherine O'Toole

Kim was a dream to work with!

She was actually the listing agent for the home we wanted to purchase. She was so knowledgeable and made us feel at ease so we decided we wanted her to represent us as well!


I first met Alex through my wife who knew him from before when they were in APEX together.

When we all first met 2 years ago, my wife and I were just browsing homes and trying to learn the homebuying process. Alex explained EVERYTHING and he did it in a way which did not make us feel stupid. We had lots of questions about down mortgage payments, PMI, fluctuating interest rates, etc... Alex answered all of them with a sort of ease that made us feel very confident in him as our realtor. It was at this time we knew we wanted Alex to help us purchase our first home, but we weren't financially ready so we decided to postpone our home search. When we were ready to buy a home this year, Alex went above and beyond in his service towards us. Alex was always available if we ever had a question, and he made sure to keep us in the loop with every update. He negotiated for us as if we were family and not just his clients. It is this type of service that will definitely have us recommending him everyone we know.

Richard Lee/Kayla Ly

To Whom It May Concern, I have lived in my home at 1553 Amberleaf, Costa Mesa, CA for ten years.

Sean Jarne has been marketing my neighborhood for as long as I have lived here. When I was going to sell my home. I interviewed four agents. Two of them were agents that I knew and were members of my golf country club. Sean was the only one who, #1, made an appointment to meet with me, #2, asked for my business. I am a retired real estate broker and have owned two offices and a mortgage origination company. After owning my own company and being in the business for over 30 years, I'm not easily impressed by agents. He was impressively professional and knowledgeable. He was very responsive through the entire transaction by following up on every detail insuring that all was correct and complete even after close of escrow. I would absolutely refer Sean Jarne, with complete confidence knowing that he will take care of anyone in the same professional manner. Thank you Sean for job well done!

Georgia Bjork

When it came time to sell our Newport Beach home Dieter Hulfachor did an excellent job of representing our property with extreme professionalism and integrity.

His knowledge, thoroughness and kind nature made the whole process pleasurable. 5 star ++++++!!! Extremely Pleased Client, Dorie Swanson

Dorie Swanson

I was referred to Sean by his mother, an agent I have worked with in the past.

Sean was very professional and pleasant to work with. He showed encouragement and willingness to help in any way. Sean helps his clients prepare their home and then gets them the top price. He is very knowledgeable about the market. We would recommend him as first choice to anyone!!

Michelle Trezzo-Squires

Sean was recommended to me by my brother, Morris Sederoff.

Sean was familiar with the area and condo complex we had a property in know as Newport Crest. He was chosen by us because of his expertise and knowledge of the complex. Sean was competent, friendly, patient and dealt with money, legal probate issues excellently. I would recommend Sean because he went the extra mile to sell this condo. He dealt with cleaning out the condo and dealing with the legal requirements of a probate estate sale. Excellent service! I appreciated the individual service that I received.

Rosalie Sederoff Gotz

I had the pleasure of working with Kim when I relocated to So Cal last summer –though I wish I’d met her that spring!

My husband and kids were coming to join me, and I was working on my own to settle our housing situation. We’d chosen SW Huntington Beach, an area I know well; I fine-tuned my on-line real estate searches and anticipated a quick and easy transition. Unfortunately, that was not the case! I quickly learned that the market in this area is tough to predict. Plus, there are a lot of variables to consider when relocating with kids. After much stress, a few unpleasant surprises, and several homes that were suddenly off the market, I finally connected with Kim. In less than a week, she helped get us into a PERFECT place. I only wish I’d been working with her from day one! She’s very good at her job and totally dedicated to her clients. I’d be thrilled to work with Kim again on any future moves. Thanks again, Kim! Kathy Heaton Cybersecurity Advisor, Department of Defense

Kathy Heaton

Sean was best at being patient and understanding and was a "tower of strength"Sean exuded confidence, seemed to know his stuff & how to see us thru the short sale process and last but not least, saw us through our periods of doubt or "buyers remorse"I would recommend Sean because he is very resonable & professional at the same time.

Jutta Thorn

Jodi has the rarest of all skills - social adeptness, combined with integrity and hard work.

There were so many times that our transaction cold have gone off the rails - the buyer's representative thought our property was over priced, the building had to be sold 'as is' due to the deferred maintenance, the tenant didn't want to leave the property in a timely manner. Jodi became involved on all issues and treated each party honestly but firmly. I believe that all parties came out better because of her involvement.

Richard and Jill Valenstein

I called Sean after seeing his advertising and his real estate signs in our neighborhood.

  When I first met Sean I was impressed with how organized he was even though he was quite busy.  I could tell he was going to be a hard worker and I was not dissapointed.  He was constantly networking and following up with anyone tha showed interest in our property.I would recommend Sean Jarne to anyone I know.  It seemed that several times a week he was bringing a prospective buyer for a showingor holding an open house.  We enjoyed our business relationship with him.  He was available to answer all our questions and provided assurance when needed.  It was a positive experience and we would work with him again!

Mike and Cathy Oliver

I called Sean off of Zillow.

com on his listing.  Sean was very dedicated to servicing the transaction, He answered my questions at all hours of the day and 7 days a week.  As a first time homebuyer I had lots of questions, concerns, and second thoughts.  Sean gave me piece of mind and helped me through the process.  I would absolutely use Sean again and recommend him, Sean will work hard for you to make the deal happen.  Joel WikstromSeawind CommunityNewport Beach

Dieter sold our house in Long Beach so we tapped him again for our house in Tustin.

He is the perfect real estate agent because everything about him is Professionalism! Dieter "Thank you" and let's sell this one too.

Thai Q Tran Trustee

My wife Tiffany and I had the great pleasure of working with Mike during the search for our new home lease.

We originally met Mike while viewing one of the homes in our search and were so impressed with his professional yet personable demeanor we decided to engage Mike to represent us moving forward. Mike is extremely knowledgeable about the Irvine market, very patient, responsive, and trustworthy. Mike was so exceptional that we look forward to having him represent us on our new home purchase in the future, and would happily refer and highly recommend him to all of our family and friends when they need some help with their real estate. Having met over 25 real estate agents during our search, we would confidently say Mike sets the standard for excellence! Brian & Tiffany Sergio

Brian Sergio

Rob is so effective and responsive that he is truly our "family real estate agent".

That is, he has sold properties not only for my wife and I, but also for my step-daughter and grandson. Talk about negotiation skills...Rob was able to sell our property in one day without having to drop the sale price by one penny. Rob is also very resourceful and was able to overcome several obstacles in a timely and efficient manner. I consider Rob to be not only a successful businessman but also a gentleman.

John M & Millie Kopec

"Lisa Hoover is the best!

She was our realtor for our first home that we recently purchased . I was nervous starting out this journey as I had always heard how stressful the process was. However, Lisa made this whole experience a breeze! She is very professional, personable, knowledgeable, thorough, fun, and responds quickly to any/all questions. She was an absolute delight to work with. She holds a special place in my heart in that she made our home ownership dream come to reality."

Jessica (Buyer)

Really appreciated Dieter's great support for helping us find this nice house and continuous consideration in helping us settle into our new environment.

Kyu Chang Sim

Alex is nothing short of amazing!

He put this very nervous first-time buyer at ease through the entire process, answered all my questions promptly and clearly and always had my best interests at heart without being overly pushy or putting any pressure on me. He kept me informed throughout the entire negotiation process and wouldn't let me make any emotional mistakes or blunders during the offer and negotiation process. Eventually I just let him do his thing and he negotiated a deal way beyond any of my wildest expectations that I had at the time we made our initial offer. You can just tell he is a genuine guy who cares about helping his clients find the right home for the best price and the man actually has fun doing it. He was an absolute joy to work with and I literally cannot say enough good things about him!


I was referred to Sean by a friend.

Sean was very easy to work with. We had one minor miscommunication and it was solved immediately. The transaction went very smoothly, even after I moved out of state! Thank you Sean for all of your hard work!-Lisa Simone8382 Amsterdam, Huntington Beach

Sean showed our home at 1105 Alabama in Huntington Beach when we had it listed with another agent.

  We called Sean when things didn't work out with the agent we were listed with.  Sean was very professional, knowledgeable, responsive, personable and honest.  He sold our house for full price in one weekend!  We would definitely recommend him to anyone buying or selling a home.  Thanks Sean! Mark and Jill O'Campo1105 Alabama Street, Huntington Beach

I can't say enough great things about Kim.

I've purchased several homes over the years and Kim has been my favorite realtor by far! Kim worked with us to find the perfect home for our needs, and took care of all the little details so we could focus on our cross country move.

Lisa Dockery

We were first time home buyers and we found Mike from First Team through happen chance.

Mike was extremely patient with us, as first time buyers with lots of questions. He calmly guided us through the process, which seemed overwhelming at times. We were able to close in 30 days thanks to Mike's due diligence on several matters. He even continued to follow up even after we closed on our home.

Cristian Sanchez

Kim stands in a category of her very own, above all other realtors.

Not only is she immensely knowledgeable about the market, sales and offers, she also adds a personal touch to the real estate experience by making us feel like we are her only clients. She’s quick to answer calls and will answer any question no matter how insignificant. She helped us find our perfect home and we will be forever grateful to her. We recommend her as often as we can to family, friends and even strangers. If you chose Kim as your realtor, you won’t regret your decision and may even gain a lifetime friend  Nhataly Chu 

Nhataly Chu

323 13TH STREET, HUNTINGTON BEACH Excerpt from letter to office managager: "To sum it up, Margaret was professional, attentive, conscientious, understanding, helpful, intelligent, organized, hard, respectful and an absolute pleasure to work with.

She was always available by phone, email or in person. She went above and beyond her call of duty every step of the way and we just can't thank her enough for all of her hard work and efforts in getting us into our dream house. We never could have done it without her. We feel very fortunate to have worked with Margaret. We will happily refer her to our family and friends." Most sincerely, Anthony DiPietra & Christina Gillett

Parnaz was my agent when I recently bought my house in Orange County.

Since the first day she was patient with me and my picky taste and prepared the related docs/materials meticulously for each house hunting trip. When I made the first offer she explained in details all the terms in the contract. Once my offer got accepted she communicated with the sellers’ agents effectively to protect me and secure the best deal possible. During the end of the process, we learned that the sellers’ agents had made a mistake in the formal description of the house. Parnaz communicated with the agents and made them take responsibility and compensate me for their mistake. Overall, it was a great experience having Parnaz as my agent and I’d recommend it.

Ahmad Reza Hedayat

I absolutely loved working with Michael!

I tried to work with 3 other agents before and none of them were as knowledgeable as he was. I really appreciated getting his feedback on the properties we were looking at. Most agents only want to sell as fast as possible, but Michael gave me his honest opinion and pointed out things that I would have never noticed. I would definitely recommend him to everyone I know.

Caroline Dejeneffe

Excellent to work with!

Julie was thorough with every aspect of the transaction. She did an amazing job staging the house and keeping in contact with me regarding prospective tenants. I would highly recommend Julie Brim!

Dana Young

I met Nick when I asked him a question about investing I found on Zillow.

I was not the easiest client. After a couple of dozen houses in a couple of days. I found two suitable candidates, put in offers on both. Nick negotiated a deal on one that I could live with. His father, Ski assisted and it was a pleasure to have him around.

I had the pleasure of working with Parnaz on my recent home purchase.

She truly went beyond my expectations! She provided an amazing level of personal assistance and was always there for me to answer any questions that I had. Being a first time home buyer this was invaluable to me. I felt well represented at all stages of the transaction and she really tried her best to negotiate on my behalf even under difficult circumstances. Her kindness and patience made the anxieties of buying a home more bearable. I can whole heatedly recommend her and will surely reach out to her again in my future real estate dealings.

Mehrdad HG

Sean sold several homes in the area my mother lived; when she passed away we called him to sell her home.

Real estate transactions aren’t straightforward and filled with complications. Sean was responsive, assuring and in front each step of the way. He answered every call or returned my call immediately. Almost as important, Sean proactively called to advise if he wasn’t going to be available for any period of time. Sean is professional and quick to act. He guided me each step of the way. Sean answered every question I had honestly even when the answer was not what I wanted to hear. Sean delivered and got it done. Contact me if you would like to hear more about my experience. 19120 Beachcrest, Huntington Beach

James How

We met Sean Jarne at an Open House in Newport Beach.

We had been talking to several Real estate agents but Sean knew the area better than all of them put together. As we continued to work with him he knew the answers to our questions on the spot. Once we found the property we wanted Sean negotiated us a deal almost 20% under the list price. The property was a short sale and took several months but Sean was very diligent about maintaining contact and making sure we hit our deadlines. We got the property as our Vacation house and couldn't be happier! We had a great experience with Sean and we will never call anyone else for our Real estate needs. We would recommend him to anyone looking for a home!Brian & Jennifer Shafton

    When my mother passed away my sister and I had to sell her home.

  Sean was well known in our neighborhood and after we spoke on the phone we decided to hire him to sell the home.  Working with Sean was enjoyable despite it being a very difficult situation for my family.  Sean was very easy to get a hold of and was prompt in getting responses back on the questions that I had.  I would use Sean Jarne again and I would refer him to anyone I know. Denise L. Genchi-Erikson1850 Parkglen CircleCosta Mesa, CA 92627

I first found Sean through one of his advertisements in my neighborhood.

  Our experience with Sean was really great!  He was always available when we needed to check out some homes we thought we would like.  He took really good care of us, his clients, like we are family.  He far exceeded our expectations as our realtor, it was fun working with him.  I would definitely use Sean again, he is very reliable, always on time and best of all he is always available.  He makes things happen and that is very important for clients.1801 Capetown, Costa Mesa

Torre and Alma Niles

“We met Baleigh at one of her open houses she was hosting.

Our experience with Baleigh was wonderful- she is very easy going, very responsive (you can text/call her at anytime of the day and she promptly gets back to you). She’s non-judgmental and will help you with whatever you need. I would definitely use Baleigh again and refer her to people I know. Baleigh will keep you updated on the market at all stages of the buying process with no pressure. She follows up quickly and has many resources for you. If you can’t be there, she will cheerfully! She also will work with third parties for you too. I will recommend Baleigh to everyone for their real estate needs.”

Kristine K

Sean was an absolute professional, extremely responsive, and most importantly produced results.

After having trouble securing a unit in Newport Crest I reached out to Sean on the advice of a friend who lives in the complex. Sean was able to leverage his extensive and personal relationships to effectuate an off market transaction with a spectacular view. having worked with well over 40+ brokers and realtors in my professional career as an asset manager, I can easily say Sean is among the best!

Andres Miramontes

Margaret is "hands down" one of the best real estate agents a person could ask for.

From start to finish she is knowledgeable, informative, and professional. Margaret knows how to get deals done while caring and looking out for her clients' best interests. Margaret is an expert and understands the Orange County market inside and out. My husband and I have been involved in four transactions with Margaret in the past four years, all with superb results and 100% satisfaction. Margaret is always available, keeping her clients informed throughout the entire escrow process. Not only would any buyer be 100% satisfied with Margaret as their agent, they would also surely gain a new friend as well. My husband and I cannot thank Margaret enough for guiding us through the escrows we have worked with her on. We have been involved in more than 25 real estate transactions over the years and Margaret is truly the best of the best. Sincerely, Monica and Kevin Bice

Monica and Kevin Bice

To Perspective Employer's and Homebuyer's: I strongly recommend my colleague, Jeannine Jackson, for employment.

I had the pleasure of working with her for two years in the Telemetry Department, where she has been entrusted with a great deal of responsibility for the primary care of patients in the acute care setting. I have had the opportunity to observe Jeannine's professional skills as a registered nurse and her interpersonal style. She is consistently pleasant, and takes on all assignments with enthusiasm and dedication. Regardless of the pressures involved, Jeannine delivers exceptional care to both patients and their families. Her superior organizational skills with being both a skilled clinician and real estate sales person and requires a consummate multi-tasker. She has a proven track record with decades of experience as a registered nurse. Hopefully, you will afford and trust her with the opportunity represent you as a home buyer, care for your loved one as a registered nurse, and finally to further her career within your organization. Sincerely, Sharon M Lofton

Sharon M Lofton

Julie is friendly and very knowledgeable of the market.

She goes out of her way to make her open houses are a success. She is always available for her clients.

Pamela J Powell

When I decided to look into buying real estate for the first time, I was very nervous about everything.

Alex was very helpful in both finding what I wanted and in explaining the process. I felt comfortable enough to speak my mind, and he made me feel at ease with my decisions. While searching, I decided not to purchase due to career reasons and Alex was very understanding. He will be my choice of Real Estate Professional should I ever be in the market again and I highly recommend him to anyone else.

Alex Rezell

Biljana was absolutely amazing during my buying experience.

She was always available and super agile getting information on properties we were looking at, and executing offers super fast. I definitely owe it to her for finding my dream property!

Marko Milosevic

Sean was patient and understanding and very accommodating throughout the selling process.

  He is very attentive and I never felt like I was any less important even though I was just selling a condo.  Although it was a tough market, Sean was able to guide me and provide very constructive feedback to maximize what I could get for the condo.   He was a pleasure to work with and I would work with him again.  Robb Young

After our condo in Huntington Beach was listed on the market   for over 18 months with another real estate company, we knew we needed to make   a change.

We interviewed various agents and even considered listing with Help   U Sell. In the end, we chose to list our property with Sean Jarne, of First Team Luxury Estates. Sean's presentation was well organized and professional. The amount of publications he promised for our listing was truly impressive. His positive attitude and warm and friendly demeanor made our decision to list   with Sean an easy one. He worked hard to sell our property and held many open houses, as many as we wanted, which was alot! Sean was always available to answer questions and offer honest and sound advice. He really had a "fire in his belly" to sell our condo, and we easily became confident in him and his ability to sell our condo in this challenging market. We recommend Sean Jarne to anyone who is serious about selling  their property. His listing strategy and good advice throughout the listing and even the escrow process left us confident that we sold our condo for the   highest possible price in the current market, and that, is peace of mind.   Now we are so happy.The relief we both feel is just amazing! We are free to enjoy our retirement and travel.  Here's a tip for you baby boomers: Don't wait until the market improves enjoy your life, don't wait to list your property for sale, just call Sean Jarne! You will be glad you did!Yours Truly,John and Patricia Sweet

John and Patricia Sweet

Sean Jarne is very professional and extremely prompt.

He is a "go getter" and self motivated individual. Sean, I believe, always looked out for my best interest and expedited the process to the best of his ability. I would definitely use Sean again and would strongly recommend anyone selling real estate, residential or commercial do the same. It was a through pleasure working with Sean.Randy Collett

I met Sean at his open house in Newport Crest.

  I decided I wanted to look in other areas and he showed me homes in Corona Del Mar and found me one I love.  He was always responsive and worked quickly to address the issues we had with taking possession.  He was very friendly and a good listener.  I would use Sean and refer him to others!  Thanks Sean! Heather HealyCorona Del Mar

2098 Valley Rd.

Sean has always been a pleasure to work with. He's very hard working, pro active & a straight shooter! Through several real estate transactions he has become "Our" realtor & a friend.We would refer Sean because he gets things done! If and when we have any needs in the future, Sean is our Man.Rael and Adelle Isacowitz 

It was great!

Jacob and Katherine Holke

I met Sean at my open house.

  Sean was great to work with, he has a great personality and is very persistant with his follow upand level of detail.  I am in the real estate business on the commercial sales side and I know what it takes to be a good agent.  That being said I would use Sean again for all my residential real estate needs. John ReadWild Goose Court, Newport Beach

Mike Farina helped me and my family choose a home after our short sale.

  Mike was patient with us and checked in with us daily.  He also understood what we were looking for, and was able to provide some advice in choosing a quality living area.  To add value, Mike Farina made sure that all transactions were complete, and he even came over and programmed the garage door openers for our family.  Mike is the best.  I would definitely refer him and ask him to help me look for a new home in the future.   Kristine, Irvine, CA

I could not have purchased my first house without sincere help and expertise of Ms.

Nasibi. She was extremely patient and caring helping me out to find the perfect house in accordance with my financial ability and within the scope of my budget. Ms. Nasibi is truly experienced in what she is doing and is able to evaluate her client's needs and their desire to buy their dream house from different angles. Ms. Nasibi's attention to every detail and her ability to resolve problems faced while purchasing my house made the experience smooth and less complicated. Doing business with Ms. Nasibi was for sure a great experience in which I achieved favorable result. I highly recommend Ms. Nasibi as an experienced and passionate realtor who will help out her clients fulfill their dreams.

Reza Ashouri

Julie is the best!

We could not have done this without here and will always use her in the future. She is amazing!

Aaron Samuel Kramer Rowena Larisa Vides Kramer

Maurizio did a great job!

Kirk Lucy L Revoc Living Trust

Kim is a phenomenal agent – the best we worked with.

She is extremely organized – showed up with printouts of each property and was very knowledgeable about the Quail Hill area. Kelly White

Kelly White

Rob was the best.

He told us what we needed to do to prepare our house for sale and he was spot on. Our house sold in less than a week after listing. He was also correct with every suggestion, comment, and guess about what the buyer for our house and what the seller of the house we were buying were thinking at every step. He fought for us and made sure that our interests were well represented. We would wholeheartedly recommend him and also work with him in the future.

Vincent Plaza Jeanyee Carlene Teanio-Plaza

Kim has helped me make 2 purchases and 1 sale in the past 5 years.

She was extremely helpful in my first purchase, which I greatly appreciated as it was my first home. The second purchase was more challenging as it hinged on sale of the first property and the 2 were done concurrently. I would never do that again, but that was no fault of Kim's. I continue to look to Kim for advice and information about the market trends. She is great to work with.

Monica Twitchell

We have known Sean for over ten years.

He has helped us with other real estate needs before and has always exceeded our expectations. Sean always answers his phone, is quick to respond, and knows his business. We have been both the seller and the buyer with Sean, and will use him again on the next sale or purchase! He is so easy to work with!

Brad and Suzy

Parnaz is excellent agent and helped us find nice home.

She is very responsive and takes good care of clients. Always available for questions. Provided all the information needed and negotiated the options for us.

Alex was exactly the type of realtor my husband and I needed and were looking for.

He and Ivan provided a level of service and care that answered our questions, assuaged our fears and responded to our concerns, even the ones that were unspoken. We would recommend him in a heartbeat. First, Alex was very well-prepared. He not only conveyed a sense and demeanor of confidence, he also showed that he was ready for our situation by showing us the market research he had done. The work done by him and his team was obvious and visible. We appreciated that he demonstrated to us that he put in the work for our purchase. He took it as seriously as we took it. Second, he was very informative. When it came to each step of the process, what each piece of legalese was, or how homebuyers typically handle certain situations, or how sellers typically approach certain negotiations, Alex provided insight and direction. Third, he was exceptionally responsive, even outside of normal working hours. We didn't expect him to respond late in the evening, but he has done so a number of times. He acted promptly whenever we brought up concerns, and always did his utmost to find the most complete answers to bring back. Finally, he was assertive. Professional, always. But also assertive. My husband and I know that the process can be difficult, and that negotiations could get complicated. We wanted someone who could cut through all of that morass. All in all, we couldn't have wishes for a better agent than Alex. He will be the first one we call if we're ever in the market to buy or sell.

Leanne Ying-Liu Chen Jeffrey Chen

We have used Julie for many years to help us lease our properties.

Julie has always been patient and supportive of getting the right tenant into our properties in up or down markets and providing the analytics to get our properties priced for competitiveness in the market place.

Thomas and Diana Contino

I would like to commend Margaret & Howard, and tell the First Team Company on what a great and wonderful experience I received during our transition of our new home.

Your staff is very professional and dedicated in their duties and excellent customer service job. Please acknowledge them for their great efforts to the management staff for me & my wife. Best Regards, Mr. Allen Kirzhner 714-719-0808 cell#

Allen Kirzhner

He was great easy to work with and fit everything around our schedule.

Bruce Chatterton

Sean and Audrey were instrumental in our house-hunting/selling experience.

After having my home listed for 6 months with a different realtor with no action I decided to hire Team Jarne to get the job done, and boy did they ever!  Sean and Audrey helped us stage our home to make it look more attractive to buyers and it had an effect.  Not only did my house sell in two weeks but they carefully guided my fiance and I through what I considered to be a very overwhelming process, they were always available to answer any questions we had! Sean and Audrey helped us narrow down our options until we found the home that was perfect for combining our two families. We really can’t thank her enough for all the guidance and support she has provided us since day one. "

Michelle Lowe

Dear Ms.

Lewandowski, I wanted to contact you on behalf of Kim Schumacher and Wyn Dee Stone - to thank you for the INCREDIBLE professionalism, industry knowledge, integrity, perseverance, and expertise demonstrated by these two amazingly skilled real estate practitioners.  I am an extremely busy high school teacher, also currently earning my Doctorate degree in Psychology. As you can imagine, I am literally BURIED in work on a daily basis. Still, it was very important for me to take the time to sit down and write this letter. That says a lot about how highly I think of these two individuals. As you know, the process of buying or selling a home can be a roller coaster. Experience after experience during this process revealed both Kim and Wyn Dee, and their business knowledge and acumen, to be UNPARALLELED. The combined caliber of training and depth of experience so clearly demonstrated by these two professionals allowed me to feel comfortable throughout the entire process, despite inevitable peaks and valleys. "Never let them see you sweat," must be their mantra, because although many obstacles arose, Kim and Wyn Dee remained even keel and professional by utilizing their combined expertise to handle the challenges.  Not only do Kim and Wyn Dee possess exceptional realtor skills, but also, their bright spirits, confidence in their abilities and the abilities of First Team Estates, and their personable and accessible demeanors create a powerful combination. Never once did I have a question that I asked through phone, text, or email that I didn't have a response to WITHIN THE HOUR!! In this day and age - that is incredible.  Thank you for having them as part of your team. They truly are amazing - both individually and collectively - and I plan to "spread the word." I know that I am small peanuts, but Kim and Wyn Dee made me feel like a queen. Sincerely, Angela Harding p.s. Give 'em a raise! ;)

Dr. Angela Harding

Cerise is the ultimate professional.

I had the good fortune of representing the buyers on a home she had listed for sale in Orange. Cerise is sharp, responsive, knowledgeable and thoughtful. On top of those attributes, her communication and people skills are top notch. She understands that buying and selling a home is a very personal decision and can involve both anxiety and excitement. Cerise worked well with everyone involved, exhibiting empathy and flexibility. Cerise knows the market; she has valuable experience; she thinks out of the box to provide creative solutions to hard problems; and she somehow makes everyone feel comfortable through the whole process. I can't recommend Cerise highly enough.

Michael Hogan

I met Sean when I called on a mailer he sent me in the Harbor Cove community.

When I decided to sell I had a lot of choices for a realtor, but we felt Sean was the best choice. The entire time working with him he was professional, efficient, communicative, and thorough. He ended up getting me $30,000 over the same floor plan that sold the month before down the street from me. I will be using Sean for all of my real estate needs in the future and I would recommend him to anyone else thinking of moving!

George and Carol Taylor

I chose Julie Brim as the person to represent me for numerous reasons.

She is extremely detail oriented and extremely professional. Julie is punctual at all times which means throughout my hectic schedule driving all over southern California every day, I always know that I can contact her and she will be there! She knows Orange County like it's her backyard. We looked at several properties until we both said this is the one! Julie is always patient and gives me her personal feedback as I would expect a professional to do. She knows these properties and the prices they are worth. I will always look to Julie for my real estate needs. Thank you Julie Brim for being a Rockstar! Your time and dedication to me and my family is truly appreciated.


During the most stressful move of our lives, we had the great fortune to be referred to Dierdre Malloy.

Her expertise as well as her kindness and warmth made our home buying experience fantastic. Dierdre worked tirelessly to find us the perfect property. Every one of our phone calls was returned promptly, and on the rare occasion that she did not already know the answer to one of our questions, she found out quickly and got right back to us. Dierdre follows through on every detail and checks on every potential issue, ensuring that there are no unpleasant surprises. She went to great lengths to make sure that all of our needs were met and that in each element of the transaction our interests were protected. During escrow she continued to see that our every need was met and that we were happy with our impending purchase. On moving day, she even thoughtfully provided provided us with a wonderful feast that lasted us for days. She also set up an appointment with someone who would come to measure and replace our window screens. Dierdre has followed up with us several times since to check that everything is going well and that we have everything we need. Prospective home buyers simply cannot do better. Dierdre is a true gem; we only wish we could have her represent us in all of our endeavors!

Lee Anne and Erin Whittinghill

Alex is simply the best.

Ever since our college years, he has been a hard working, socially responsible individual. He is easy to speak with, works esoteric hours (making him accessible for home seekers that work), and habitually delivered on his assignments/promises throughout the process.

Todd Brooks

Thank you for the kind words.

This was  the longest and most difficult escrow I have ever had. Glad to be done and to have worked with a great group of professionals. Kim you should consider joining  our team you would really fit it. Let me know I can show you around the office.

Rob Marroche

Very creative.

Lawrence Distler

“My husband and I just bought a home with Ethan’s help, and he was really wonderful to work with!

In the early stages, he kept us up to date on new listings and was always available to show them to us around our busy schedules. He also gave us great advice on our initial offer when we asked for it and kept us very informed about seller’s responses, inspection schedules and results, and appraisal process. When the inevitable little hitches in the process happened (a termite inspection, for instance, that wasn’t 100% clear about findings), he jumped into action to get a revised report done immediately.We couldn’t have asked for a better realtor—Ethan was amazingly responsive (I don’t think we ever even had to leave a voicemail!), knowledgeable, and pleasant. He worked very well with both our loan officer and the escrow company to make the whole home-buying process for us virtually stress-free—and that’s something when you’re buying property these days in Orange County!”

Susan and Thomas Meisenhelder

Pari has helped me complete various property transactions to success in the past 15 years, and this transaction was no exception.

She is a seasoned professional and always follows up all issues even after the end of transaction. Should she come to you I recommend her most highly.

kara y lee

First, I’m so happy that I picked up Pablo’s call when I was being inundated with calls after my home had come off the market.

Pablo was very pleasant and for some reason, easy to talk to. He wasn’t pushy and didn’t ask too many personal questions like so many other agents. Our home was on the market with another company for several months. My husband and I were really frustrated, and we told ourselves that we would not list again. Pablo convinced me to have him come out to see our home, and I’m really happy that I did. Our experience with Pablo was so much better! Communication with him was great. He kept us updated with all the feedback from the agents and their buyers and was easy to get a hold of when we needed him.

Dorothy Perez

“Ethan Sun was our realtor for both the sale of our home in Tustin Ranch, and the purchase of our new home in Irvine.

  He was an absolute pleasure to work with!  His skill and market knowledge make him an expert in the industry.  We were very impressed with his ability to speak many languages such as Mandarin Chinese and Japanese; this made it helpful when communicating with many different buyers and sellers in our community.From handling our open house, to meeting us at various homes to tour, Ethan was always prompt and very professional.  We would not hesitate to refer Ethan to our colleagues, friends and family, and we will be using him again for our future real estate purchases.  He is the best in Orange County!”

      I met Sean through my girlfriend Mia.

  Everything was great, Sean negotiated the price of the home I wanted to buy down and worked around my busy schedule to make the closing nice and smooth with no problems at all.  I would use and refer Sean to anyone buying or selling a home! Mike WenzelCosta Mesa, CA

We had the most incredible experience with Kim!

She really cared about getting us the perfect home and we couldn’t be happier with it. She was professional, helpful, kind, quick and thorough with every process. I would trust her with all of my future real estate needs.

Paige Tapp

Hey Kim Thanks for the thanksgiving wishes and we wish you and your family the best as well.

Even though you were the most polite and refreshing real estate agent we have ever spoken to, we chose a place in Palos Verdes to rent that we will be moving into next week. Thank you so much for all of the listings and sorry for not choosing one of the oc places. Wish you the best.  Best Alex

Alex Solomos

Sean was referred to us by my friend Travis.

We were looking in Newport Crest & worried that we wouldn't be able to find a home in our price range.  Sean was confident that he'd find us a place. And, in fact, he did. Their were problems with the sale and Sean remained calm & steadfast. His professionalism made the process enjoyable and we were lucky to have him on our team. We also, Just listed a property with him. He delivers on his commitments. Stays calm when there's bumps in the road. Informative, reliable, & easy to work with. Always answers his phone or calls back promptly.Mark and Phyllis Klugman1 Mojo Court, Newport Beach

My experience with Sean in both selling my home & purchasing another has both exceeded my expectations.

It has been the best real estate experience I have ever had. Throughout  the transactions Sean has been attentive and helpful. His knowledge and expertise were invaluable. He is a professional. I have already recommended Sean to others and will continue to do so. As noted above, my experience with Sean was a positive one and I cannot think of anything that was negative or unhelpful. Camielle Callahan 23 Landfall Court - Newport Beach

We just had the pleasure of working with Jodi Halbreich, in attempting to find a new home that will fulfill our needs.

Because of her vast knowledge of the housing market. She was able to show us many attractive possibilities. We had many different special needs and Jodi was very helpful with her time and effort in finding just what we needed. Jodi made the whole experience much easier and we would recommend her to all our friends.

Diana Beach, Bobbie and Ron Lane

Scott was amazing!

Met him at an open house and felt a connection instantly. He understood what we wanted and proactively started helping. He really worked hard for us and cared about the experience. I would highly recommend Scott to all my friends and family now!

Amanda Nauman

UTMOST PROFESSIONALISM , GREAT COMMUNICATION, SMOOTH PROCESS She was very punctual , honest and with excellent sense of the communication during the process.

She offered different options and helped us to choose the House which would serve us the best. She continued her support and shared her knowledge of the market during the whole transaction. We are highly recommending her and will difinitly use her services in the future. WE WISH HER THE BEST OF LUCK

Kathy Ensaf

We met Sean when we drove by his listing and called him on the sign.

  Sean was very responsive to our calls and requests.  Our purchase transaction went very smoothly.  We are pleased to have met Sean and we highly recommend Sean to others, as we know that Sean will take good care of his clients. Ann Ngo8382 Amsterdam, HB

I had been seeing Sean's advertising in my neighborhood for years and I decided to call him and use him for the sale of my house.

Sean was very professional and did a great job. I would use him again and recommend him because he knows the territory and got me the highest price ever in my neighborhood. 18 Seaside, NB

Susan Ponikvar

"I was introduced to Baleigh through one of her advertisements sent out to the Bayview Terrace community.

Baleigh was great to work with on the sale of my sister's home! She is very informed with the current sales and market of Newport Beach. She had great advice on how to stage and fix up the look of the house and yard. I would definitely use Baleigh again and refer her to people I know! She is a pleasure to work with and very reliable"  

Robin N.

Rob is always responsive and is great at negotiating.

He got me a higher price even the offer was presented as “highest and best offer”. I have now used Rob for three different real estate transactions and will continue to request his services and recommend him for any future needs. Best agent ever!

Susan Kay Strichart

Rob is a great agent and I have and will continue to use his services time and time again.

The Lee Family Living Trust

Julie showed my husband and I a rental condo.

She is very sweet, thorough, non pressuring, and overall very easy to talk to. Her communication via email and text was exceptionally prompt which is hard to come across these days! I highly recommend her services!

Chris and Lindsey

I contacted Sean after receiving one of his advertisements.

Sean was very professional and courteous. We enjoyed working with him. Sean was great at answering all our questions and kept us advised of the progress. We would refer Sean to any one we knew who was in need of an agent. Thanks Sean!Gary Huff38 SeascapeNewport Beach

I worked with Mrs.

Parnaz, she is very talented and skilled and knows what she's doing. She helped us negotiate with the owner and with her hard working and on-time follow up, the rent process was smooth and easy. I am so glad that she was my agent and I definitely recommend her to my friends and everyone.

Alireza Farmad

Lisa is amazing- buttoned up and gets the job done- plus she’s just a doll to work with- Fabulous experience!

Kim L Kelley

I was new to north Orange County when I first contacted Alex.

He was recommended to me by a friend. Alex was very kind and patient from the first phone call. He asked all the right questions to get me to describe what kind of place I was looking to purchase. Since this was going to be my very first home purchase, I was very clueless, but Alex was able to guide me into making some decisions about what I was looking for. He then went to work to find condos that met my requirements, which required him to call the sellers, check out the properties on his own, and do extensive research. Alex showed me several properties in North Orange County, mainly in Fullerton. His knowledge of the area was excellent. He was able to advise me on neighborhoods, based on my needs. Alex grew up in this area, so he is very familiar with it personally, in addition to professionally.

Parvin Shah

We decided to go with Mike after interviewing him.

His professional presentation, knowledge of our market, marketing plan, and team were clearly the best choice. He was always available and very responsive for our many questions. Mike is by far the best realtor we’ve worked with, and his team was spot on with the fast track transaction of selling our home. We could not have been more pleased with our service, and the thoughtful and caring way that Mike helped us to navigate through the whole process from listing to managing multiple offers and closing. 10 stars wouldn’t be enough on our scale!! We gladly give our highest recommendation!

John R Costello -Costello Family Trust Maureen E F

Hey Kim,   I just wanted to say thank you for all of the help you're giving us.

I know our situation is a little awkward and it's not a sale for you right now - but having your help is HUGE for me.  When it comes time for us to purchase a house you know you'll be on my list to call for help as assistance. I've dealt with several realtors in California and I can say with the exception of MAYBE one other person, you've been the most willing to help and the most helpful.    Your efforts and work are so appreciated. There are a lot of people out there who don't show apprecaition for anothers efforts but we want you to know we appreciate yours!  Heather Zapolsky  

Healther Zapolsky

Denise was a stranger on Day 1 and became family soon there after after a life changing event during our search process!

Denise is extremely responsive to e-mail, phone and text and is working around the clock. She showed us LOTS of homes as we couldn't find exactly what we were looking for. We were about to give up our home search, but she continued looking until we found our home! We are settled in now and so glad she continued to guide us along! Denise is a strong and determined woman who will not only go the extra mile for you, but takes it further by driving off a cliff for her clients!

Bruce I Winters Karen E Winters

Yelp may say Alex works until 22:00 but that is false information.

Alex is the hardest working agent whom I have had the pleasure to work with. I don't think he sleeps. I am ashamed to have made frantic late night calls to him only to have him patiently addressing my concerns. Prior to meeting Alex, my wife and I worked with a few different agents but we are extremely happy we went with Alex. He always puts our interests first and always gave us his honest opinion even if it contradicts ours. Throughout the buying process, everything was handled with a sense of urgency which we really like. His communication is top notch as we were always kept in the loop - even when he was on vacation. Going through Alex, we got everything we wanted from the house and then some.

Kara Lau

I first contacted Margaret O’Brien of First Team Real Estate/Christie’s International Real Estate located in Newport Beach, Ca, concerning my interest in finding vacant commercial land in the Austin Texas area.

We worked together to clearly identify my goals. Then she quickly put me in contact with First Team Real Estate’s Relocation Program. The First Team Relocation Program staff referred me to a real estate agent located in Austin Texas. This match was made with the goals derived from my meeting with Margaret. Unfortunately, the first Austin realtor did not work out. Margaret contacted the Relocation Program and reported the shortcomings of the agent. Everyone apologized for the mismatch and quickly connected me with another agent. Margaret reassured me that this time she would personally conduct a telephone interview with the new agent to insure that I would receive the service and communication required. Following Margaret’s interview with the new agent, she assured me that I would find the new agent to be exactly what I needed. Margaret was correct! I have been working with the new Austin agent for little more than a month. He has been providing the level of service I expected all along. Margaret has continued to stay in contact throughout the entire process and is even willing to answer all of my questions no matter how trivial. Because of Margaret’s assistance my search for commercial properties became a home search. I am currently in escrow on a home in the Austin area. Commercial property search will continue and I will rely on Margaret and my agent in Texas for their guidance. Margaret O’Brien, First Team Real Estate/Christie’s International Real Estate, and their Relocation Program will continue to have my business in Southern California and elsewhere. Dan Bigger

Dan J Bigger

Yolanda is a wonderful agent & took care of me thru the whole experience of selling my primary residence.

Every question or concern I had she was able to answer & reassure. Whenever I needed to reach her she there was never a delay in returning a call or email. She is extremely capable, knowledgeable, personable, I have no problem in recommending her to anyone I might know who needs an agent. She is a definite asset to any RE firm that would employ her. Thank you for the opportunity to espouse her virtues!


I came in contact with Sean Jarne after receiving one of his advertisements, a neighborhood mailer.

I decided to list my house with him.  Sean was very responsive and followed up well with everything. Sean is easy to do business with. He took the initiative to get my property in sellable condition, he stayed aware of competitive listings and advised accordingly. I would use Sean again and refer him to anyone.Mike Lawton1084 SeaBluff DriveCosta Mesa

Tad has always been an amazing broker to work with over the years.

He has delivered on his promises and gone up and over on his service. He is very professional and is on time. I never need to question a transaction because he is very detailed with tremendous follow up. He will handle all my future purchases!

Thomas Paul McElroy

4 October 2016 Kim Schumacher is an exceptional Real Estate Agent, armed with critical market expertise, business savvy, and an engaging enthusiasm for her work.

  My husband and I recently closed on a Huntington Beach house, and were so glad to have had Kim representing us.   The home-buying process is beyond complicated; add in the challenges of Orange County’s tough real estate market, crazy high prices, and a number of unexpected snags along the way… This would have been an overwhelming stress-storm for us, but instead- we cruised through the process confidently knowing that Kim was looking out for us. She tackled each obstacle head-on and kept her cool every step of the way. In the end, we have our forever house and happily-ever-after here. -along with a dear friend for the long haul. Kim Schumacher has our highest esteem and recommendation as a top-notch Real Estate Agent. Sincerely, Katherine Heaton Katherine Heaton, Cybersecurity Advisor, DoD (& Sean Heaton, Software Engineer, Boeing)

Katherine Heaton

Alex and Ivan were an awesome team.

They were both helpful and worked hard to find us the perfect home, as well as sell ours at the same time.

Heather A & Kevin L Flessing

Sean is dedicated, hardworking & diligent.

Sean is always on "your team" and works tirelessly to achieve great results for his clients. Sean's personal service was the best! We felt we could call on him anytime, night or day, during the buying process. Sean is a great person with a solid work ethic. He goes above and beyond for his clients.Rael and Adelle Isacowitz

Dear Jodi, On behalf of my family, I’d like to thank you for helping us find a perfect house for my aging parents who are both in their 70s.

We have been thinking about moving them to Woodbridge to be closer to us for over a year now but we simply haven’t found the right house. After meeting you at an open house, you actively helped us narrow down our search. In a short amount of time, you found a wonderful two bedroom house for my parents in our price range! Since moving in last weekend, my parents could not be happier. They are now in a beautiful and bigger place and are spending more time with us and the grandkids every week. It’s just exactly what we wanted! Throughout the entire purchasing process, you truly have made everything easy and convenient for us. For example, when I was out of town on business travel, you expedited the paperwork by allowing us to electronically sign our offers via my smartphone. You are always available to answer any questions and concerns and are quick to respond to our requests. Thank you for guiding us through this whole experience and making it stress-free! Your dedication to our success is very much appreciated. Again, thank you for everything you have done and showing us that you really care for my family’s best interest. Sincerely, Jerry and Christine

Jerry and Christine Lin


Julie successfully navigated my close in less than 2 weeks. Her knowledge was great and follow thru excellent.

Mark Hamilton

Great communicators, very responsive to our questions and always kept our interests in mind.

A very proactive team.

Gary Louis Maxwell Kathryn Jean Maxwell

Tad took into account what my wife and I were looking for and jumped right in to help us identify possible home options.

He listened extremely well throughout the process and was very responsive to each and every question that came up. His guidance and expertise in the negotiation process was vital in helping us secure the home at a price that allows us to make the updates that are needed. We will recommend Tad to anyone we know that is looking for a realtor.

Peter B. Bloechle Kristina M. Kalinauskas

Sean knocked on our door about 2 years before we were going to be selling our house.

  Our experience, from the beginning, was first class, attentive, organized, and prepared.  During the initial interview Sean said he averaged about 8-9% higher in purchase price and after interviewing other agents, we agree as our final closed price was 8.75% over what other agents suggest we list our home for.  We would absolutely use Sean again and refer him to anyone we know.  Sean is the most organized and forward thinking person around!  He is great at communication and anticipating the next step, he did it all the way through the process of selling our home.  For a personal reference please call us, Sean has our number! Richard and Sherri Crowe200 IntrepidNewport Beach

Julie is wonderful!

! She is professional and a pleasure to work with. We were on a tight timeline for finding a house and she went the extra mile to help us find our dream house. I highly recommend Julie for any of your real estate needs. You won't be disappointed.

Rob & Melissa T.

Jodi is a dream come true.

She's professional sensitive knowledgable caring compassionate and gets everything handled! Love her!

Rebecca Lewis, Phd

Mike is absolutely the best!

We’ve successfully found 2 wonderful rentals with Mike over the last 2 years - and we are tough customers. Mike’s professionalisms, courtesy, patience and expertise are unmatched!

Grace Pineda

We listed our home with Sean because of his knowledge of the market along with his enthusiasm and his commitment to do what was necessary to market our home successfully.

His constant communication was vital in keeping us informed as to the situations and the turn of events so we could assess and make necessary decisions accurately - Excellent communication! He is a true professional, experienced, knowledgeable & with a "Get the job done" attitude.Steve & Linda Porter

"I am very happy to share the great job Baleigh did on the sale of our new home!

When I first met Baleigh at her open house she was very friendly and provided helpful information about the property. As the sale progressed she kept me posted at all times concerning important information from the seller and updates on the purchasing process. She was always on time to appointments and she sent many helpful confirmations as to what was happening next in the process. At the close of escrow she sent phone contact links for utility companies and even watered the plants and put out the trash at the residence! I would enjoy working with Baleigh again on another project and would be happy to refer others to her. Her manner of working with clients creates trust and for our family a very positive experience! I want to thank you again!" 

Barbara H

Dieter is one of the most professional and knowledgeable real-estate agent I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with to lease or sale my house.

Thai Tran

Julie was extremely helpful throughout the whole process.

Even worked through the weekend on our applications and got back to us for all our questions. Glad to have worked with Julie and would recommend her to friends and family! Thanks again Julie!!!!!

Nam and Beatrice Avo

I was referred to Sean by his mother, an agent I have worked with in the past.

Sean was very professional and pleasant to work with. He showed encouragement and willingness to help in any way. Sean helps his clients prepare their home and then gets them the top price. He is very knowledgeable about the market. We would recommend him as first choice to anyone!!

Michelle Trezzo-Squires

Rob did a great job negotiating for us.

He has a great sense of market pricing.

Todd A & Amanda J Starker

Mike was fantastic to work with and always had time for my many questions and concerns.

His professionalism and people skills are excellant.

Robin Ann & James Patrick Costello

Sean was recommended to me by a lender I knew.

  I decided I needed to do a short sale on my home in Dana Point and I was very nervous about it.  Throughout the process Sean was very professional and no nonsense.  He was very efficient and kept me up to date on what was happening.  I was very nervous about getting it done in a certain time frame which we did and Sean was able to put me at ease by explaining what was happening to me in a way I could understand.  I would absolutely recommend Sean to anyone thinking of buying or selling. -Nevine Safyurtlu33852 Del Obispo, Dana Point

We met Sean because he had been marketing our area since we had moved into it 14 years before.

Sean was very professional, thorough, and confident we would sell our home for a good price and in a fast timeframe. We would definitely recommend Sean to anyone buying or selling. Sean walked us through selling our home, step by step. He was always available to us when we had questions. Most importantly, I felt he did a very good job negotiating with the buyers to get us those last few thousands of dollars at the end of the transaction that make the difference.

Steven and Teresa Laszlo

"I met Sean as he used to drop flyers/info off at my door for several years.

When I finally decided to rent my home out he agreed to work with me to get renters until I decided to sell. Sean was great to work with; he was persistent but not annoying! He did everything required and extra. He was patient and thorough . I appreciated his consistent communication. I would use Sean again and believe that he works hard, is conscientious, keeps his word, and knows Newport Beach!"

Deb Buzzick

I knew Sean from High School.

  I contacted Sean when I saw a property online I liked, He was very prompt and available so we went and saw the property and decided to move forward and put in an offer.  Sean was very prompt and always available for any questions I had.  He explained things clearly and was very good at following up with things we were concerned about.  Sean made the process easier for us.  I would recommend him to anyone as he is very trustworthy! Ryan and Courtney McGuffin5504 E Vista Del Rio, YL

Denise knows what she’s doing and stays on top everything to ensure the transaction closes on time.

She is diligent with open housing and the customers love her. She is personable, fun and not a stuffy Realtor.

John W Fleck & Kelly Dupre

Sean helped us buy our second home in 2009, and our experience with him was fantastic.

  He is professional, knowledgeable and creative. He worked tirelessly for us while we toured numerous homes, and never tired of the extensive questions we had for him.  His extensive experience has prepared him to be a guide for the new home buyer or seller, and he never loses his focus on the needs of his clients. Sean is well respected in the real estate community, and he has a special trait we loved: he answers his phone day or night.  We highly recommend Sean to anyone entering the real estate market. Dr. and Mrs. HovdaCalifornia Seabreeze1801 Capetown CircleCosta Mesa, Ca

I initially found Sean from one of his advertisements.

Sean is an excellent agent. He is on top of everything and got things happening quickly. We will use him as our agent again should a need arise and we would recommend him to anyone buying or selling. Thank You Sean!! -Joan Randolph, Newport Beach

I worked with Sean to buy my home, and I decided to use him to sell it, working with Sean was great.

He went above and beyond to ensure my property sold and he even helped me remove items from the home after I had moved. I would definitely use Sean again and refer him to people who want to sell their home for a realistic price. He's great with purchases as well. A true negotiator! Brittany Ambrosiano 23 Kamalii, Newport Beach

Brittany Ambrosiano

Parnaz was the agent when we recently purchased our house.

She worked very hard to keep us and the seller happy. She is a person of high integrity and excellent at her profession. Shirin

Shirin Riazi

Ski has been a consummate professional for over 45 years that I have had the privilege of knowing.

I would highly recommend Ski and his team.

Gus Alba/Richard Albert

Julie is a first class professional: very knowledgeable, extremely personable, helpful and cooperative beyond measure, and a true pleasure to work with, no matter what the circumstances!

She found me the perfect new home and treated me with the utmost respect, answering my many questions and researching a number of different possibilities. I never saw her without a smile and a cheerful, enthusiastic attitude expressed in everything she said and did. And I was just looking for a rental! It is a privilege to know her and to recommend her highly. I will definitely be contacting her for all of my future housing needs and already have gotten a friend connected to her for a purchase down the road. Julie goes the extra mile (day and night) and I consider her a wonderful friend as well as a valuable realtor. I was a college professor for 30 years, and Julie gets an A+ in my book! She is outstanding!

Sheri Zeigler

Alex came to us as a recommendation.

He made our home selling experience easier than we imagined. His team quickly found buyers for our listing. He would give us frequent updates on the progress of the sale. He was available at any time through out the process to answer questions. I highly recommend Alex to anyone looking to sell or purchase a home. We will definitely be working with Alex in the future.

Marites A.

Rob's transparency and professionalism was evident from my first meeting with him and this continued throughout the entire process.

I'm very glad to have had him as my agent!

Michael Long/ Donna Long

Very reliable agent.

She knows your needs & she works so hard to give you 100% satisfaction. She has helped me to buy & sell my previous homes & I was 100% satisfied with her work. Highly recommended!

Elham Khajavi

Rob was the best at working with us to find our new home.

Rob truly understands the market and always puts his clients first. In each home we were able to talk about trade off, potential home improvement projects and if the lost price actually reflected the value of the home. I would strongly recommend Rob to anyone!!!

Aron Darling Stacey Darling

Dear Jodi, When I recommended you to my sisters for us to engage in selling our late father's Newport Beach home, I knew you would do a superb job.

And you did. It couldn't have been easy to sell a house in the state of disrepair it was in. But you found a contractor, who understood the value of the lot and the neighborhood, and managed to sell the home for the full appraised value. In a fairly short period of time. And past the prime selling season. I knew you from your previous business. And knew that the care, warmth, tenacity, and humor you possess would make you the right agent for us. Thanks for all your hard work. For keeping us all in the loop. And for making what could have been an emotional task, so pleasant and rewarding for us.

Jeffrey Menkes

Dear Margaret, "Just wanted to say 'thanks' for helping me yesterday with the escrow paperork, and also for just being patient and listening to me when I got nervous.

... I really appreciate all you have done to make things go as smooth as possible, and although this has been a stressful time for us, you have been SUPER GREAT to work with!  You have gone above and beyond and I know that it would have been a much more stressful ordeal without you being on top of everthing an walking us through it. We really appreciate all your hard work!" Thanks again! Jill  

Julie listens to what I want in a home.

She understands my physical limits and requirements and makes every effort to find the perfect combination of requirements and desires. In addition, Julie is a great person. I trust her judgement to the ends of the earth and know that she has my best interests in everything she shows me. I have recommended Julie to friends and will absolutely continue to do so. She is amazing.

Edie Powers

"I met Sean through his consistent advertising and he has a reputation of selling houses in Newport Shores.

Sean's initial presentation was very thorough and he gave us lots of ideas to help our home sell!  We challenged him on every step and he always stayed calm and realistic. We said if anyone could sell our house, it would be Sean, and he did! Our expectations were high and demanding. We expected honesty, communication, and follow up. Sean provided all of these. We would definitely use him again!"

Kevin Schmidt

Sean was recommended to me by my brother.

  Sean was instrumental in completing a difficult real estate transactioninvolving the sale of my mothers home.  There were a number of obstacles in the way of the sale of the home that Sean was able to overcome to complete the transaction.  I would definitely recommend Sean, He was always personable, helpful, efficient, and quick to respond to our questions.3801 Marcus, Newport Beach

Robert Allen

Alex was very proactive reaching out using various marketing tools and lists to get potential buyers in for viewings.

Additionally, he didn't just bring anyone who wanted to look. He vetted them to make sure the property's attributes were a good fit (otherwise it's a giant waste of time for seller, realtors, and buyer!). I always felt like my deal and I were at the top of his "to do" list. He's an amazing listener. Great service through EVERY STEP of the process!

Donna Holden Living Trust dated November 9 2007

Sean Jarne was recommened to me by my friend Marc.

  He was wonderful, one thing I liked is he always answered the phone or texted back quickly.  I have bought and sold 6 homes, Sean was the best realtor by far out of all of them, I would recommend him to anyone.8371 Leeward, HB

Joseph Cotroneo

Over promised under delivered based on multiple factors.

45 min tardiness with buyers. Excuses. Exposed us to many errors and omissions. Not professional. Awful experience. Worst real estate agent ever!

Lydia Guadlupe Campuzano

.Sean Jarne was recommended to me by a friend who had used him before in the sale of his home.  Sean was very professional and very capable, I would recommend him to anyone buying or selling a home.7132 Nimrod, Huntington Beach

Jim and Irene Sun

We looked at 40 homes and condos with Parnaz before selecting one for purchase.

She was very patient and fully prepared for showing each home and made the process easy and informative. I am a lawyer and was impressed by her knowledge of real estate law and the details of each document needed in the purchase process. We would use her services again without reservation.

Joh, v

Cerise helped me at a time when I was most vulnerable.

  My mother had Alzheimer Disease and could no longer live on her own, and we were in a position that we needed to sell her mobile home.  Cerise helped me navigate the ins and outs of selling (since I had never done this before), the new owner, and the mobile home park management.  She assisted me in getting the home ready for sale, did a great appraisal and found a new owner for the asking price with 2 weeks. Cerise was professional as well as helpful.  I highly recommend her realtor expertise.Amy Morales, Orange

Working with Parnaz Nasibi exceeded any of my expectations.

As a first time homebuyer, I was not familiar with the terminology or the best process people to involve. Right away Parnaz was incredibly friendly and took time to sit down with me and my mother to determine what would be a good fit for us. Parnaz was willing to meet us to view our condo and put together the offer letter within a couple days of our first meeting. She was very helpful in explaining the entire process and really relieved my stress level. She is knowledgeable, approachable, personable, endlessly patient, and incredibly generous with her time (including mornings, evenings, and weekends over the course of couple months). She answered every question and explained every form and every part of the process clearly and thoroughly. Buying a home in this market is challenging, but working with Parnaz made it as painless and straightforward as possible. I truly believe her expertise helped tremendously in our offer getting accepted. I highly recommend Parnaz!

Farid S

Kim was excellent to deal with.

Very knowledgeable, pleasant and was very prompt with follow up. I would highly recommend her!

Michael Dunne

Dear MaryAnn , I am very pleased with Kim Schumacher’s performance,  she is very dedicated and prompt.

 I believe Kim Schumacher is a valuable asset for your team.   Regards, Franco.....

Franco Sorentini

I recommend Julie Brim, she was so helpful and worked so hard for me.

I gave her what I thought to be an impossible task, but she managed to find me the perfect place in the exact time I needed it with everything I wanted. When ever I had a question she responded immediately and if she didn't have the answer she found it. She is truly a pleasant person and was wonderful to work with.

Lori E.

2098 Valley in Costa Mesa.

Sean did a Wonderful job ensuring we knew what was required of us to close on our house. He was very responsive to our questions - as first time home buyers, we needed constant updates and reassurances which he provided for us. We appreciate greatly that he negotiated on our behalf and we think he did a great job.We would recommend Sean because of his responsiveness as well as his persistence in communicating until things get done. There are obviously a lot of things that need to be done to complete a sale & Sean is a very motivated guy who will do everything possible to move things along. People I know are getting frustrated in this housing market and I will recommend Sean to them.Allan & Natalie Kellogg

Mike was a pleasure to work with.

He is very friendly, professional, and knowledgeable in his field. He always answered our questions and was very quick to respond. This helped us make informed decisions in the purchase of our home. We will definitely recommend Mike Farina and First Team to anyone that is looking to buy or sell a home. Mike, Thank you for all your hard work and patience. We truly appreciate all you’ve done for us and helping us close in less than 30 days. Thank you again for helping us find our dream home in California! The Vargas Family

Noemy Vargas Ulises Vargas Garza

Julie handled the sale of our rental home in Trabuco Canyon.

With us living 300 miles away, it was hard for us to handle some of the things that pop up during the sale of a home...and with a tenant occupying the property, there was some extra care needed. Julie worked very smoothly with our tenant in coordinating the open houses and showings. She consistently went above and beyond to make sure that there were no issues for us to worry about. I honestly don't know how we would have been able to sell our house without her. If you are looking for a true professional that cares about her clients...then you have found her with Julie Brim. I highly recommend you call her.

Tony H.

When I decided I wanted to sell my home I contacted Sean and quickly learned he was persistent and interested in my goals.

Sean was knowledgeable with a good attitude, and I felt he put me first. I know I got the best results and no one else would have made it happen like he did.  I would recommend Sean for anyone who is looking to get the job done right!Linda Jensen12 Tribute Newport Crest

Austin is the most phenomenal realtor on the planet.

We had a very challenging set of circumstances that went along with selling my current property and buying another one. Austin and his team were professional, diligent, and did not let any part of the numerous tasks that were required to slip by at any time. Austin is always available, and his team is very skilled and talented. They were also ready to assist me with any questions that I had along the path of this incredible journey. This was the most remarkable thing that I have ever done in terms of real estate, and it would not have had the amazing outcome that it did, had it not been for Austin! I recommend him to anyone who is interested in selling or buying properties.

Gayle Lubeck

If you want the job done well, hire Alex.

The Rodney Masumoto Family Trust

We received Sean's advertisement for an open house in the complex we owned in, and went to it and met him there.

  I have sold many homes, but Sean did above and beyond what a realtor does.  He did everything he told us regarding the sale of our property, the right price, sale dates, and closing time.  He has an excellent work ethic, personality, and team around him.  Our house sold for the highest price in the complex in almost a decade.  We would use him again in a second! Ray and Lyndi Fauria21 SeascapeNewport Beach, CA 92663

Rob is amazing!

We are a 3x customeraa

Erin Heizer & Eric Nathan Enders

Alex and his team are great!

I spoke to Alex and he answered all of my questions. Alex is an incredibly warm and positive person which added to my experience working with him. He doesn't just care about getting the sale, but wanted to know about my real estate goals. He cautioned me from getting into some investments that would have cost me my time and money. Alex is also very involved in the community and spreads positivity to all those he comes in contact with. I highly recommend Alex and his team for any of your real estate needs!

Brian Kang

You are an amazing realtor who goes above and beyond!

! We are so grateful and lucky to have found an incredible agent and friend who has worked hard for us and is always accommodating to our needs and wants!! We look forward to having you over for pool time and ping pong challenges!! Thank you for all your hard work to make us house happy!!

Jennifer Williams

It was a true pleasure to work with Alex!

He was always very professional and on time. We felt very comfortable with him handling our purchase because he demonstrated in different ways that he has the knowledge and strategies to get the best deal done. We found the perfect home for our current needs, but will definitely be calling Alex when we need to look again. We will tell all our friends and family about what a great experience it was to deal with Alex Yu and FirstTeam. THAN YOU!

Jason lalunio

Parnaz took care of every detail, went the extra mile to make sure my mother's home looked spectacular, sold it at the highest price in the quickest amount of time, and made sure her home held value in a shaky real estate climate.

We are so pleased with her service, her kindness, her gentle care and concern for my mother's every need and combined with her ability to negotiate the best deal possible. We recommend Parnaz for her attention to detail and her patience in explaining every step in this process. Her method works and you can trust that it will ensure you value.

Anne Sinek

Parnaz cares about everything and she fights for you respectfully she is so organized and on time in the appointments.

She reminds you any action you should do towards your benefits she is really the best agent I have ever had I really appreciate her.

Afshin Khorami

Julie, was wonderful to work with, She knew how to price my home, worked within the time frames I needed and now I'm using her to purchase a new home.

Pam P

Julie is first class.

I worked with her over the past several months. She is professional, reliable and diligent in getting things done. I highly recommend working with Julie.

Scott B.

To Whom It May Concern:We want to share our experience with Pablo X Rener of the “Rener Team”.

 When we listed our home with Pablo we were very confident in his capabilities as he listened to our very specific requirements.   Pablo used marketing strategies that sold our home on the first day it was listed on the market. We received several offers on our home, each one higher.  We were very impressed.Pablo is a true professional.  His communication skills, marketing and follow-through are excellent. He and his team attend to all the details and set-backs that selling a home entails.  We highly recommend Pablo X Rener for your real estate requirements.

Jackie and Michael Reis

I called Sean off his marketing for our complex, Seascape in Newport Beach.

  He set up a time to meet with my husband and I.  He was very considerate of our goals and objectives and worked to accomplish them.  He sold our house in a few weeks for nearly full price!  We would recommend Sean to anyone buying or selling!  Thanks Sean! David and Kristi Rowley41 SeascapeNewport Beach, CA 92663

Mike was extremely nice, worked with us as we switched from trying to buy to renting, and was very accommodating the whole time.

I would absolutely refer Mike to anyone that needs a real estate agent in the Southern California area. He made us feel very welcome, gave us honest opinions when asked, and overall worked very hard towards anything we asked. I look forward to working with Mike again once I go to purchase a home.

Kris Harrington

We called Sean when we saw one of his listings.

He promptly answered his phone and we met him tosee the property. He was very accommodating of our time and once we decided to make an offerSean did a GREAT job negotiating us a fabulous deal. Throughout the escrow Sean kept usapprised of what was happening and made the whole process very easy and trouble free. We willhappily use him again and we would recommend him to anyone thinking of purchasing a house!Joe and Mary Drucker1850 Parkglen Circle, Costa Mesa 

Dear Parnaz, You made it happen!

I wanted to thank you so much for all your efforts, expertise and patience to sell our property!! We know it was not an easy task, but you made it happen with outstanding hard work and a positive attitude throughout! We really appreciate you! I would recommend you as a great agent to anyone who wants to sell their property! Thank you again and I wish you all the best!🙏🌺

Azar Afshar

We have worked with Sean twice before & always have had a positive experience.

His knowledge of the Real estate industry - his incredible negotiating skills & his genuine care and concern for his clients are phenominal. Sean asks you what your goals are and what you hope to accomplish & then he makes that goal happen. Simply put - Sean Delivers! His energy and positive attitude are infectious - we always recommend Sean to everyone we know! John & Debra Saporito

The Ski Team has handled several of my real estate transactions over the years!

They have always shown complete professionalism and for that reason I gave them 5 stars.

Phyllis Truesdell

Always great working with Dieter.

Always professional and goes above and beyond to provide great service.

Ron Rafii

I met Sean when I bought my home, he was the listing agent.

  After purchasing the home Sean provided comparable sales for me in order to get my property taxes reduced.  He was there to answer questions on a loan modification.  Whenever I had any questions or concerns he was always there to answer them.  He is always available no matter what time or day it is.  I would recommend Sean to anyone!  When it was time to sell my house there was no question that Sean was the agent I was going to use, he goes above and beyond!1836 Nantucket

Fred and Debbie VanCleave

We met Sean prior to living in the area while he was showing a property in the area we had just started looking in and he became a familiar face.

He is easy to get a hold of, helpful with keeping us informed with everything happening and always ready to create a solution for any challenge! We would absolutely refer Sean to anyone we know. He was so helpful when we were feeling stressed or concerned. He helps redirect and build confidence. We will use him in the future!

Arron and Erica Marshall

Julie is an exceptional realtor.

Her commitment to her clients is unsurpassed. She is available and informed during your entire home buying journey. She is informed and seeks answers to any and all questions you may have. Home buying is a huge endeavor that shouldn't be done with anyone who doesn’t take it as seriously as the client. Julie is this realtor. Julie is committed to helping you find the home is that right for you. Julie was dialed in to meet my needs and wants from beginning to end and she continues to be available for any questions I may still have. She is a no pressure professional. Julie has your best interest first and is always there to answer all of your questions. You will not be disappointed working with Julie. Her professionalism and commitment to you will be evident at your first meeting! I highly encourage you to meet with Julie, you won’t be disappointed.

nadine froesch

Mike was excellent.

Very professional, personable (and amazing with our kid) and so helpful. He went above and beyond! Even sent us dining/shopping recommendations. Highly recommended.

Carole Sanderson

    We met Sean around our neighborhood several years before we listed our home for sale.

  He kept in touch with us during that time keeping us appraised of prices in our area.  We decided to work with Sean because of his knowledge and expertise in our area and about our home.  Sean helped us prepare for our first (and Last) open house and helped us show our house very effectively.     We listed in Late November, and sold at our first open house for full price, 12% over the most recent sales in the area.  We feel this is clear recommendation in itself.  We would recommend Sean to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Denis and Samantha Gilmore1048 Spinnaker Run, Costa Mesa

My brother, Bob Heberger, referred me to Sean.

He engaged me during that transaction much more so than the others I was in contact with. I had a wonderful experience working with Sean, he was on top of the transaction start to finish. He was able to obtain signatures from the absent owners, for one of these he had to drive to Vegas, and the other he took it upon himself to familiarize himself with the New Zealand notary process in order to get the documentation needed and close the escrow. I would absolutely refer others to use Sean, and I would love to work with him again. Sean, it was a super experience. You are a unique agent among lots of mediocre ones and a great role model for all other service professionals. Thank you for your efforts above and beyond! Thanks for your legendary customer service and please feel free to use me as a reference.John Heberger CPA/ABV/CFF/CGMA, CVA404 38th StreetNewport Beach, CA 92663

If you want an agent that will truly go above and beyond look no further!

I had the pleasure of using Margaret O’Brien as my real estate agent for an investment property purchased in August 2015. Having bought and sold numerous homes and worked with many agents, Margaret was by far the best agent that I have used. I first spoke with Margaret when I called her about a property she was listing. I was impressed with her insight and asked her to assist with our Huntington Beach purchase. Living in the Bay Area made looking at properties a bit of a challenge. However, Margaret was informative and kept me constantly updated regarding what was coming on the market. She was always available and quick to reply to all of my questions and requests. Of course the purchasing process was a smooth one, due to her expertise. Once we closed on the home, she even volunteered to be at our place to receive hardwood floors we were installing in our unit since we wouldn’t be in the area. Once again she went beyond anything my husband or I could have ever imagined. From her responsiveness, to her depth of knowledge, Margaret honestly is a joy to work with. I am truly grateful I connected with Margaret, and that she found us our dream Huntington home.

Shelley S.

I called Sean from one of his advertisements.

Working with Sean was a really good experience. he kept me informed of everything that was going on. He got the price I wanted for the sale. Everything went very smooth. I would definitely refer Sean again, He is a pro! He knows what he is doing and doesn't B.S. you.

Michael Pontrelli

Great job.

Dale Carlow Trustee


Skawinski has been my go to guy for 20 years.

Roy R & P Family Tr Truesdell

I met Sean at an open house - he is the most energetic person I've ever met.

He works incredibly hard on behalf of his clients. In addition, he has vast knowledge of all the ins & outs of real estate & uses that knowledge to achieve the very best of everything for his clients. Finally, his sense of responsibility and ethics is a breath of fresh air in this day and age. I would absolutely refer Sean. He know exactly what needs to be done to sell a house - so trust him! He will get it done.Connie MayfieldLake Forest, CA 92630

If you want an agent that will truly go above and beyond look no further!

I had the pleasure of using Margaret O’Brien as my real estate agent for an investment property purchased in August 2015. Having bought and sold numerous homes and worked with many agents, Margeret was by far the best agent that I have used. I first spoke with Margeret when I called her about a property she was listing. I was impressed with her insight and asked her to assist with our Huntington Beach purchase. Living in the Bay Area made looking at properties a bit of a challenge. However, Margaret was informative and kept me constantly updated regarding what was coming on the market. She was always available and quick to reply to all of my questions and requests. Of course the purchasing process was a smooth one, due to her expertise. Once we closed on the home, she even volunteered to be at our place to receive hardwood floors we were installing in our unit since we wouldn’t be in the area. Once again she went beyond anything my husband or I could have ever imagined. From her responsiveness, to her depth of knowledge, Margaret honestly is a joy to work with. I am truly grateful I connected with Margaret, and that she found us our dream Huntington Home.

Shelley S.

Sean was recommended to us by our son.

We chose to work with Sean just after our first meeting with him. He is a very responsible and professional agent. He sold our home in less than a week for the highest price EVER in Harbor Cove. We would absolutely use Sean again as well and we would recommend him!Dr. and Mrs. Kim1439 High Bluff DriveNewport Beach, CA

Parnaz is the best.

She helped us sell our house, buy a new one and rent it too. She is very knowledgable and informative, an agent that one would really like, and benefit from working with. She is honest, available at all times, and ready to help. She cares about not only the big factors of the real estate business, but also those small details. I would highly recommend her. She even follows up with you after you purchase a property and tries to help you in any way possible.


Tad is OHANA!

He treated us like FAMILY! That says it all! Being first home buyers is sort of a scary thing, but with Tad representing us, it was "hang loose" from beginning to end. We are extremely fortunate to have Tad our lives. We now enjoy our first home with no regrets all thanks to Tad and his team. We couldn't have asked for a better friend to be our First Real Estate agent. Thank you Tad! Mahalos uso!

Kenape Lesa Sheryl Lesa

Excellent realtor!

Highly experienced, knowledgable and very attentive to detail. She knows the Orange County market perfectly well, and considered all of our family needs. We look forward to working with her again in the future!

Enrique A

Kim is awesome!

My fiance and I had been looking to lease our perfect Huntington Beach home together and she made it all possible. There is no doubt that when we are ready to buy in a couple of years, Kim will be the one we choose for all our real estate needs.

Sally and Kris Freiling

UTMOST PROFESSIONALISM , GREAT COMMUNICATION, SMOOTH PROCESS She was very punctual , honest and with excellent sense of the communication during the process.

She offered different options and helped us to choose the House which would serve us the best. She continued her support and shared her knowledge of the market during the whole transaction. We are highly recommending her and will difinitly use her services in the future. WE WISH HER THE BEST OF LUCK

Kathy Ensaf

We loved working with Kim.

She was responsive, knowledgeable, professional and a joy to work with. She genuinely celebrated with us when we got the house. She helped us prepare for the roller coaster of submitting a contract and I could tell she has worked on many deals and knows the real estate business.

Lyndsay McDonald

"I met Sean as he used to drop flyers/info off at my door for several years.

When I finally decided to rent my home out he agreed to work with me to get renters until I decided to sell. Sean was great to work with; he was persistent but not annoying! He did everything required and extra. He was patient and thorough . I appreciated his consistent communication. I would use Sean again and believe that he works hard, is conscientious, keeps his word, and knows Newport Beach!"

Deb Buzzick

Kim was my realtor on my first purchase of a foreclosure back in 2008.

She was my realtor again when I sold that condo and purchased my new home in 2019. Kim is responsive, reliable, hard-working and has good communication. When our home was sitting on the market longer than anticipated she ran back through all our options, again and again, working to get the property in front of realtors and buyers. Her marketing materials and well-made and professional (unlike what I receive from her competitors in the mail)! I refer my friends and family to her because I’m confident they’ll have a great experience.

Lyndsay McDonald

With Gregg, he went out of his way for my wife and I.

Always willing to help us out! Every time he said he was going to take care something for us, he always followed through. My wife and I have know, and have family membere that are realtors, but We went with Gregg. He's extremely helpful and always willing to help us through the process. I have never meet a person that gives you 100 percent, all the time, and I mean all the time. I give Gregg a five star rating! And, my wife and I would only use Gregg in the future!

John D & Janet B Folliott

I knew Sean prior to the purchase of our new property, he had been sending us mailers for years.

  Sean was friendly, supportive, well informaed and professional.  He listened to my needs and made changes when I needed to go in a different direction without the blink of an eye.  Sean was always on time for appointments, he was extremely attentive to my needs.  I would recommend Sean to anyone buying or selling a home.  I have already refered him to several people and will continue to do so.  He is absolutely the best real estate agent I've known!

Linda Clough

Andrie Huynh- North Tustin, CA.

Justin is an exceptional realtor. He worked with my husband and me for nearly a year to help us find the perfect property. He was very knowledgeable, patient, responsive, ethical, energetic and enthusiastic. We never doubted that we would get clear and honest information from him — and that we’d get it in a timely manner. We feel very fortunate to have found him and recommend his services without reservation. ~ Cliff and Marta Childress-Tustin Ranch, CA We had a horrible experience with our first realtor and so decided to switch to Justin because my fiance knew him. I could not be happier!! He has been amazing and has made our first time home buying experience so much better! He is incredibly prompt on email, which I love since it’s my most used source of communication while I’m at work. He has explained everything to us in terms that we could completely understand without making us feel like small children. I would completely recommend him to anyone else. ~ Ryan and Meri Lawson- Laguna Hills, CAWe’ve had the pleasure of working with Justin as our Real Estate agent, for two transactions (selling and buying) in the past several years. Justin is knowledgable, experienced, and hard-working. As an added bonus, he has a great sense of humor, and we thought of him as one of the family. He is a competent agent who we would highly recommend to anyone for all their Real Estate needs. ~ Rich and Sonja Walker- Seal Beach, CA We knew the moment we sat down with Justin, that he was the best listing agent for us. His presentation was extremely impressive. We interviewed 2 other agents before him and it was obvious who the top choice was. His marketing of our home was truly remarkable and everyone who saw it loved what he did! He will be getting many referrals from us for years to come. Thank you for everything you've done for us and our family! ~Dan and Barb Michaels-Huntington Beach, CA

We recently had the pleasure of working with Parnaz Nasibi with First Team on purchasing our first home together as a married couple.

We met with many agents on our journey for purchasing a home but one agent stood out from the rest. Parnaz was extremely professional, highly knowledgeable, patient, punctual, hands on and went above and beyond our expectations to help us find our dream home. Buying a home especially with extremely detailed individuals is not a simple task and requires a highly experienced agent with a strong network to deliver. Also given that it's a sellers market she was able to find us a OFF market home through her network and saved us from the stress of dealing with a multi-offer situation. We truly believe without her we wouldn’t have been successful in purchasing our home.


It was a joy to work with Parnaz both in simultaneously selling our home and buying another.

She is knowledgeable, available, and cheerful all while explaining hundreds of pages of documents needing our signatures. We’ve worked Parnaz at both ends of real estate transactions and highly recommend her.

Roger and Arlene Garrett

We had tried to sell our home in Orange, Ca for several years and after very disappointing experiences with other agents we found Cerise and through her hard work,  considerable knowledge and experience we were finally able to sell our home and make our move to Texas for our retirement.

 Kathy and Jerry Szmagaj, Crossroads, Tx

Alec, I met with Kim today and I needed to thank you for connecting me with her.

 Kim is smart, professional, knows what she is doing and yet fun to work with.Please extend my positive feedback to her manager. Thanks again, Jack Shenouda

Dr.Jack Shenouda

He was extremely professional in every aspect of the transaction of my buying a home for my first home.

Patricia Epp

Sold the house fast and helped to resolve any issues that arose during the closing process.

Tiffany Dorsey Shannon Kelly Brandon Ferguson

Jodi did a great job helping us find the home we'd been looking for.

She took the time to visit lots of different homes all over Mission Viejo, Lake Forest and Rancho Santa Margarita. In the end, it was her connection with an agent that found us a pocket listing. Thank you, thank you, thank you! In addition, she was able to find us a buyer and get our home sold with a closing date 5 days after we closed on our purchase! She was great to work with and did a great job.

Jeff H.

Adam was a gift.

We've used other real estate agents in the past and some were okay and some were horrific. When we decided to start looking for a house this time around, I had resigned myself to an "ok" agent. Then my friend recommended First Team. Once I spoke to them, they pointed me in Adam's direction. I am a veteran and so is he. It was a great match from the start. I cannot say enough wonderful things about him, so I'll just list a few to give you an idea. He is personable. He asked a lot of questions, but there was no pressure. He genuinely wanted to know what my husband and I needed in a home. He was funny and easy to talk to. That's important to me as I really dislike talking on the phone. Speaking of which, he texts!! YAY!! I know for some people that isn't a big deal, but for me it was huge. I'm busy and in a lot of meetings at work and also texting is just better. He got to the point and we were able to work through questions or issues that arose very quickly.I used my own broker for the loan and he worked seamlessly with them. I had a VA loan and we closed in 30 days. And here's the best part - we bonded over Harry Potter so when we closed he gave me a Harry Potter glasses set. We use them all the time in my house!Thank you Adam for all you did!!! You better still be an agent when it's time for the next go around!

Alecia Tronti

We first met Sean in our neighborhood, Sean would stop by our home periodically to leave a note tablet and chat with us.

From Sean's initial presentation, which was outstanding, to the close of escrow, we found him to be exemplary in every way. He addressed all of our questions and concerns with care and attention and made the entire process a pleasure. We would certainly use Sean again and be happy to refer him to others as an outstanding person with superior knowledge of real estate.

John and Louise Ryan

My wife and I knew Sean prior to selling our place in Newport Crest.

We highly recommend Sean and would use him again.Our experience working with Sean and his team was very positive. His knowledge of the local market, responsiveness, and expert marketing are what set him apart from others in the area. Sincerely,Jim and Heather Pettit18 Barlovento, Newport Beach

Justin is the best real estate agent with whom we have ever worked.

He is knowledgeable, professional, calm and on top of everything! We have had experience with him selling our home and now with the purchase of a new home. He was great on both transactions. We have highly recommended Justin to family, friends and even strangers who have asked if we know a good real estate agent. Justin is not just good, he is great!!

Richard & Robin Schwecke

Greetings Kim,   Kim,  at one point or another in our search for a home, Vikki and I worked with 4 different realtors.

  You were by far the most professional, the most friendly and the quickest to respond.  It was a pleasure working with you.  Thank you.   J-P Lyons

J-P Lyons

After I spoke to her iat an open house I felt very comfortable with her knowledge and passion to find us a new home.

We could not have found a more knowledgeable and passionate Realtor! THANK YOU for finding us our dreram home. You were great to work with.  I will refer you every one I know who is looing for a house or who wants to sell a house.

Ludek Subert

Parnaz was an absolute delight to work with.

To say that she is knowledgeable, efficient, available, and enthusiastic doesn't begin to describe her. We haven't been involved in a real estate transaction in 25 years and Parnaz guided us with kindness and patience through a shocking amount of paperwork as we sold our home and bought a replacement at the same time. We looked forward to hearing from her daily as she approached each new challenge with good cheer, joy, and humor. Through it all she has become a friend, who we love and highly recommend.

Roger and Arlene Garrett

Mary did a superb job of marketing two properties for the Weiner family Trusts.

She was successful at selling our duplex on West Bay Ave. in Newport Beach and our family home on West Oceanfront in Newport Beach We would highly recommend Mary to you for your real estate requirements Robert Weiner

Robert Weiner

​​​​​​Kim has helped us purchase both our homes and got a tenant for our rental.

We'll use Kim again next time we have property needs! Great overall satisfaction, a pleasure to work with!

James Yoakum

When I met Sean he was the seller's agent on a property I was interested in.

I had originally wanted to use open listings dot com for my realtor, but Sean was great from the get-go. Though he represented us both (buyer and seller), Sean guided me through the process and I feel protected my interest as necessary. Great first time buying experience. Sean was polite, steadfast and great at his job. I would recommend him to anyone buying or selling. Joe Brothman 231 Prospect Park Tustin, CA 92780

Joe Brothman

I have searched for a long time to find a real estate agent that not only works as hard as I do, but treats my money and investments like it was his.

Gregg Perrah is that person. He works very hard to promote your property and pulls out all the stops when it comes to marketing your investment. He sold my most recent property in a matter of a day! His early promotion, visits to the neighbors, and all around knowledge of the property created an immediate sale. Gregg will leave no stone unturned and will act in your best interest. BC

Bob Cuevas

Nick was most helpful.

He made sure I understood the whole process every step of the way. Trustworthy and dependable.

Sondra S Montooth

I highly recommend Julie Brim as a professional and knowledgeable real estate agent who genuinely cares about her clients.

Her advice, expertise, enthusiasm, resources and follow up ensured a smooth transaction in selling my condominium. She kept me up to date, had a plan for anticipated issues and helped me to resolve them. This was my first experience in selling and I appreciate Julie's patience and understanding to guide me along the way. I've already hired Julie to find a home to buy! Shannon P, Mission Viejo

Shannon P.

Hi Jodi, I sincerely want to thank you for the work you did to facilitate the rental on Oakgrove.

Sarah and Caroline are ecstatic, and both their moms are, too.  The place is beautiful and has everything on our wishlist! Sorry that I didn’t have the pleasure of meeting you in person. I will keep you in mind, however, should someone ask me about a great realtor working in the Orange County area! Warm regards, Maggie Lopez


Mike has been extremely helpful in the house search for me and my family.

We moved to California from Germany with a lot of obstacles to overcome and Mike has done a terrific job in supporting us, even across borders.

Nicole Kraft

We knew Sean prior to the purchase of our home.

  There is one word to describe his work, "AWESOME".  He kept us calm and constantly updated throughout the process.  He walked us through the entire process from start to finish so there were no surprises. We would absolutely recommend Sean to anyone buying or selling.  He is the ultimate professional that is easy to work with and will always do a great job! Seth Groder and Melissa WeingerTustin, CA

Sean was Honest, Upfront & Very Accessible.

He always responded in a timely manner. Moreover, Sean was very knowledgeable regarding all aspects of the transaction & escrow process. Sean knows how to get the deal done. I appreciated his Candor and his professionalism representing both ends on this transaction. Thanks Sean! Bridget, Avery and Harri   

I had the pleasure of working with Dieter Hulfachor on the purchase of my condo.

He is a true professional and cares so much about making sure the condo we were going to put an offer on was a good fit for me. He went above and beyond each and every time! He thought of things that I would have never thought of looking for my first place. He would look for the parking spots or garage and make sure I thought about the walk from the parking spot to the property, because if it were late at night or I had a lot of groceries how would I feel making the trek. That thoughtful attention to detail really made an impact. After many many properties we finally found the one and needless to say it’s perfect. Without Dieter I do not believe I would have found such a gem. I feel comfortable at night walking to and from my garage and do not have any struggles with the groceries as it is very close to my place. Those are just one of the little things I could not have thought of at the time of purchase being so anxious to find my first home. I am very lucky to have found such a wonderful and hardworking agent, with such honesty and integrity as well as such consideration to my needs. The experience could have been overwhelming without someone like him by my side. Thank you Dieter! You were always there for me and I would recommend you to anyone buying or selling a home!

Christine Tokat

My wife and I recently moved to Huntington Beach.

We found Kim by luck through an online request. It was the best online request we could have made. Kim worked non-stop to find homes to our liking and to assist us in the offer and buying process. She worked tirelessly to make the buying and mortgage process simple for us even though our demands were difficult. Even after we closed, Kim continued working with us on a couple of conditions in the house that were not properly disclosed. We highly recommend Kim and her team! She has been nothing short of amazing.

Mark and Jennifer Williams

We met Sean & were impressed by his experience in the area.

He was persistant with the Seller and the Sellers agent to get updates and close the deal. We had a really good experience working with Sean.Kristopher Atzeff

I contacted Sean Jarne when I received one of his real estate advertisements on my door step.

Sean always told me that "I will take care of it!" and HE DID! My house was sold with very little of my involvement, all thanks to Sean and Lauren. I would use Sean and refer him to anyone I know who could use his expertise. Sean will take care of everything! Jake Chou19120 BeachcrestHuntington Beach CA.

Kim was our real state agent while my husband and I were looking for a long term lease in OC.

We couldn't make it without her. She went above and beyond our expectations, and even went outside of her usual territory in order to get us the best of the best for our money. She is now a dear friend, and we absolutely recommend her.


Pari was great!

It was a pleasure working with her. When I had questions, she was responsive, and when I asked for her advice she provided it to me, with examples of pros and cons. Thank you!

Lynn Nguyen

The Alex Yu team is extremely professional and courteous.

They have excellent communication skills and responded to all inquiries in a timely and efficient manner. Their marketing capabilities resulted in the rapid sale of our property. They were able advise us on all issues required for a fair and equitable transaction. They are a “five star team”! Gary Maxwell

Gary Louis Maxwell

I choose Parnaz Nasibi as my buying agent over a number of other experienced realtors because of the passion and interest she showed towards helping her clients – which I witnessed in an Open house where I first met her.

She takes deep interest in her clients requirements and put in a lot of hard work and passion into her work. In my situation, under quite challenging time lines, Parnaz went the extra mile to make the deal successful. I found her to be intelligent, responsive professional who understands and cares for her clients. She was resourceful and was quick in finding out relevant information specific to the transaction. I will say that it was a truly positive experience working with her.’

Dr. Gautam

Rob was extremely helpful throughout the process.

He positively answered all of my concerns. Rob is an excellent realstate agent.

Michael Rodriguez Rosie Rodriguez

Your care and thoughtfulness is much appreciated, on top of the great service you provided to us.

  With all the intricacies, delays and headaches associated with our particular property we just simply do not know how we would have gotten our sale completed without you.  If we ever have another property to buy or sell anywhere in your area we would certainly use you again. Ken & Laura Wilson, Tustin 

Margaret is a serious businesswoman.

She is also driven. However, what I like best about her is that she is compassionate. Even if she's "busy," Margaret will take time to exercise compassion. I've been at the other end of her compassion. Because of her true concern for my welfare, when Margaret went through her own trying times I willingly reciprocated. I also appreciate that I can ask Margaret questions about my property and lending processes. Even though I'm in another state, Margaret will do her best to advise me, and direct me where to look for further for answers to my state specific questions. I won't hesitate to recommend Margaret's services to any friends, family or colleagues who may need real estate services in California.

John V

You won't find a more honest, trustworthy and dependable person than Gregg Perrah!

I met and developed a professional relationship with Gregg over nine years ago and I still call upon him to serve our client's. Gregg is very passionate about his work and the client's he serves. He is never short of going above and beyond to meet the needs of others and because of that I rate him with five stars!

T. Mitchell

Mike Farina is as professional and personal as it gets.

We are so grateful for all his help in buying our dream home and will recommend him to anyone who is looking for the best in Real Estate.

Gina Mark and James Duff

Jodi was very professional and direct in her dealings with my family concerning the sale of my parents estate.

She stayed in constant contact with us. She discussed all options with us throughout the process. She worked hard on getting the house sold at the best deal possible. My brother, sister and I would recommend her services to anyone looking to sell their home.

Fern L Steiner

My brother and I were in contact with Mike Farina since we were searching for an apartment in Huntingon Beach, CA around October of last year (2017).

He was extremely helpful with the application process throughout our apartment search. We did not end up using his help or First Team Real Estate to lease an apartment. When it neared time to renew our lease or move out after the year, Mike reached out to my brother and I via email and asked if we were looking to move and eventually connected us to where we are currently living. We could not be more satisfied with his customer service or more grateful for his help and knowledge that simplified the leasing process and led us to the perfect home for our needs and wants.

Kyndal Duff

We very much liked working with Justin.

He presented in a professional yet friendly manner that we appreciated. He was very responsive to our questions and requests.

Bennett Meltzer

This is the second time I have used Kim for a real estate transaction.

I plan to use her for every real estate process in my future. She is prompt and professional. Her attention to detail and diligence to the task at hand, are second to none. It is wonderful to concentrate on what I want and let Kim work out the details. Her experience and tenacious presence combined with her positive attitude make her an invaluable part of any property transaction.

Teresa Black

Pablo helped me to sell my mother’s home in Corona Del Mar.

After my mom passed, I was given the task to sell it for the family trust. We had the house listed with another agent for 9 months without a sale. We were a bit hesitant while looking for a new agent, but we chose Pablo because of his experience with this type of sale and his honesty about what it would take to get the house sold. If you’re reading this, I imagine you’re going through a similar situation, and I would highly recommend working with Pablo. You’ll be glad you did.

Greg Vaughn

Parnaz managed to successfully market and sell our investment property in Irvine, under very complicated circumstances.

She did a great job from the beginning to the end, every step of the way. She ensured that the house gets maximum exposure to potential buyers; she spent considerable efforts and time on marketing through all possible channels, like websites, social media, newspapers, email marketing, Postcards, and her own creative marketing methods. She was always available via phone, text and emails as needed. She meticulously worked towards solving the unexpected problems that came up during escrow period, and had our best interest in mind, while she was fair to the buyers as well. All along she worked very hard and we found her to be professional and kind. If you were looking to sell your house I would strongly recommend Parnaz.

Sayeh Afrasiabi

I found Sean through the website he does for his listings.

While working with Sean he followed through on all the steps necessary to purchase a home: explained documents, offered vendor recommendations, answered every question, returned calls quickly,etc. He is a very competent agent and knows his market well. I would definitely recommend Sean to anyone buying or selling. Simply put, the transaction was incredibly smooth. It was almost too easy to buy a house. Any agent who can make a first time home buyer like myself say that gets my recommendation! Costa Mesa, CA

Kris Kartozian

Biljana is knowledgeable, professional, friendly and an excellent person to work with.

She went out of her way to show me everything that was possible. She has been so patient, focused and honest. As first time home owner she helped me with all the paper work and supported me in every step in the process. Thank you! I would highly recommend Biljana to anyone looking for an agent.

S. Anka

Justin was totally professional and very helpful to a novice like me.

everything went well and the one glitch we had he resolved quickly. very good representative for First Team. Dottie Cardullo

Diana Smith Trust

We called Sean off his sign on his listing on Newport Island and ended up buying our new house through him.

  He was very upfront and honest, there was no salesman B.S.  He worked hard to get the job done as he committed to from the start.  My wife and I liked his philosophy that "every offer should be written, not verbal."  He did a great job negotiating for us, we would absolutely recommend him to anyone thinking of buying or selling! Peter and Kelly Burkhard38th Street, Newport Beach

Calvin is a total pro.

We are closing today on a house in West Hollywood. The seller's agents were VERY difficult to work with. If it had not been for Calvin we would have backed out of the deal. Calvin is so pleasant and smart. He never gets his feathers ruffled. He sure is the person you want drafting your sales agreement, etc. He truly looks out for you. Not the case with many agents out there. Calvin is intense about protecting his clients. We knew we were in excellent hands with Calvin. I would never sign anything again without having Calvin review it. He takes his time and reviews EVERYTHING. If we purchase any other properties in the Southern California area we will 100% use Calvin again. He is a total worker. Accommodated us in every respect. Never blinked an eye about showing us multiple properties in 3 different areas. Even when he got stuck in 405 traffic during rush hour he never complained. He stuck with us and helped us finally get the property we really wanted. We are thrilled with the house and even more thrilled with Calvin. Thanks again Calvin!

Monica Bice

I selected Sean because he sold a house for my neighbor.

  My neighbor went through several realtors.  She was trying to sell the house at a much higher price than other houses in the neighborhood and Sean got hers sold.  I knew I would be having a similar situation trying to sell the joint property with my ex-husband.  It was a very ugly process due to my ex-husband purposely trying to sell the house for a price that was way to high.  Sean helped with the pricing issue, held open houses weekly, posted listing in multiple areas as well as having to deal with attorneys.  I appreciate all of his hard work and I would recommend him to anyone and everyone thinking of moving. Barbara Moore1151 Summerview, HB

“I reached out to Sean from one of his advertisement’s and we decided to sell our home with him.

Sean was efficient and helpful throughout the entire transaction. He went the extra mile and arranged for out of state communication with me and performed many things beyond his duty that I could not do. He did it very well! I would definitely refer Sean to anyone and use him again for any future real estate needs.”

Carin Holsinger

Julie Mansfield is a 5 Star realtor!

Julie was my realtor when I was looking to buy a bigger home in North Orange County. Right away I could tell that she was a better realtor than the last two I had used for my previous homes. She was very personable and wanted to know what I wanted in my new home. Then she did all her research and set up a tour of homes with me. I was so surprised how much work she put into it and her organizational skills made it so easy to go and look at homes. She was so patient with me and I felt at ease knowing she was a good realtor. She was always there for me and very responsive anytime I needed her. Sometimes I felt like I was asking too much of her but she was always professional with me and did a job well done! She even helped me to find a tenant for my condo. I’m now a landlord and live in a beautiful home in a great neighborhood and I can’t thank Julie enough for helping to make my dreams come true!

April Curtin

My experience with Sean Jarne was a positive one in that he helped me get through a complex list of closing procedures.

  He kept the pressure on until the deal was done even though it took some time. I would recommend him as a knowledgeable agent when it comes to purchasing or selling property. Lon Moellentine

Julie was excellent and worked to make the biggest impact on the market place.

She did an excellent job with open houses and worked with us so that we had everything completed for the sale. We walked the property together and agreed on the items that needed to be fixed and the worked was done immediately. We would work with her again!

Murray and Dottie

A first class agent with first class service.

Very helpful and knowledgeable. Most impressed with her quick reply and interest in getting the needed information ASAP. Very focused on client's needs. Her service made the other parties in the purchase transaction pale in comparison.

Mike Abdelaaty

Nick is a very positive, considerate and professional agent.

He was extremely patient with me and very knowledgeable about the market and current conditions. Mine was not an easy escrow and there were a lot of outside factors that had to be taken into consideration. He managed to work them all seamlessly and tirelessly, sometimes well into the night. His dedication to my situation was commendable and I would recommend him highly to anyone looking to sell or buy in the area.

Anna M Abbott-Marciniak

Sean was very aggressive to sell Orange and I was glad he represented me in several additional exchange to go into Orange buy is an example.

Sandra L. Strasbaugh

"Mary did a superb job of marketing two properties for the Weiner family Trusts.

She was successful at selling our duplex on West Bay Ave. in Newport Beach and our family home on West Oceanfront in Newport Beach. We would highly recommend Mary to you for your real estate requirements Robert Weiner"

Robert Weiner

Sean and I met before I decided to sell my house.

  Sean regularly made his presence known in our community striving to get to know its uniqueness.  He was my only choice in that he diligently learned our community.  He was persistent in his work, positive in his attitude and respectful always.  He also has the ability to laugh at himself, acknowledge when he doesn’t know an answer, then research until he does.  As well, he listen to my concerns and was always a positive presence and encouragement thru the selling process.  I would refer Sean without any question to anyone buying or selling! Patricia DeZemplen1789 Capetown Circle, CM

Sean was very professional in the way he handled the sale of my home which took only 3 months.

He was always keeping me up to date with what was going on & I was always getting a friendly call. It was a pleasure working with Sean & I would refer Sean to anyone. His performance & personality are outstanding. He made the whole selling process comfortable and it was a pleasure working with Sean.Constance Smith1162 SummerviewHuntington Beach

Paraz has been very helpful.

She is very responsive and takes good care of client needs. She is Always available for questions and provides the information needed.

Venkata Patlola

We were referred to Sean by Jason and Lisa Fairchild, they recommended you for your positive attitude and proactive approach.

We appreciated the time you spent working with us while we relocated across country and your flexible approach. Thankfully we were able to find a great house which met our needs in a short time frame despite "sellers' market".I'm glad we had a chance to work with you and appreciate all your help.Ben and Janet Peets Huntington Beach, CA

Mike is a good and honorable agent.

He is patient and will work with you until you are satisfied. I would recommend him to everyone!


Easily the best agent I’ve met.

Was a very well-prepared and researched advocate for our house. Listened well, kept in constant contact, dealt with our myriad of questions patiently and got us top dollar for the house we sold. For the house we purchased, he successfully helped us defeat several other offers with competitive but not too $ bid. He’s passionate about his craft and First Team has a tremendous asset in Alex Yu!

Laurence Chow Esther Chow

Sean was recommended to me by my Son Mike, they had done some business in the past.

  Sean was always on top of things and always responded to issues as they occured and in a timely and appropriate manner.  I would refer Sean for anyone who needs real estate services, he actually answers his phone!1807 Port AshleyNewport Beach, CA 92660

Jonelle Rosenthal

Rob is phenomenal.

He stuck with me through an extremely touch sale.

Joseph Witty Tina Shenk

Dear Jodi,   I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the professional and always thorough efforts you put forth in the course of initially selling, then later, the leasing of our home.

 Your prepared presence at every one of our 'open house sessions' and sincere desire to inform all those who visited with all the information regarding the home's features, location and comparable data of other homes listed in the area, provided all that was necessary to make an informed and favorable decision. Your engaging the potential client with the proper questions, continuous positive demeanor and exhaustive follow up procedure all represent what a real estate agent should be.   Your assistance with the staging of our home, sourcing of the right companies to address the few corrections we needed to complete and continuous support of what was important for us is also much appreciated.   Rest assured that I will recommend your services to anyone looking to sell, buy or lease a home and will definitely call on you when I am, once again, in need of the same.    Warm regards, Hasan Turemen  

Hasan Turemen

I highly recommend Kim.

She had not ever handled a transaction in Trovare but she quickly picked up on the knowledge she needed. She was very responsive and kept me informed which was important as I never got to our unit . She also went beyond the basic services we needed being away the whole time the unit was listed and sold. Although we never met she quickly became a friend. and someone I relied on for advise.

Gerald Murphy

Julie was great!

She was easy to work with and always available to show us properties at our convenience. Her knowledge of the market helped us find the perfect home at the right price. Her attention to detail throughout the closing process was exceptional. I would definitely recommend her services. Brian & Theresa R. Laguna Niguel

I have been working with Pari for many years and she has always been professional in every matter.


We have known Sean for over ten years.

He has helped us with other real estate needs before and has always exceeded our expectations. Sean always answers his phone, is quick to respond, and knows his business. We have been both the seller and the buyer with Sean, and will use him again on the next sale or purchase! He is so easy to work with.

Brad anf Suzy Hovda

I was impressed with Jodi's market expertise, responsiveness, communication and negotiating skills.

She returned my inquiries quickly and professionally. She seems to really care about her clients and in my opinion her customer service is outstanding!

Eleanor Allen Trustee

You were/are so supportive and reassuring when it comes to selling our mothers treasured home.

Treated with the most respect and kindness not just because you are our friend but because of your professional commitment to excellence with compassion and understanding. We really appreciate First Team and most especially Ms. Cerise Paton. Thank youDebbie & Angela Andersson, Tustin

If you are looking for a hardworking, sincere, no-pressure, and dedicated real estate professional Jodi Halbreich is your choice.

  Jodi sold my home earlier this year within 3 weeks of it being listed, for more than the asking price.  Jodi was tireless in her search for another home for me and only showed me those properties that met my specifications.  Plus, Jodi is always pleasant and has excellent rapport with fellow agents.  Thank you Jodi.

We met Sean at an open house.

  He knew the area very well and took us to the perfect house.  He was very positive and got us a great deal!  He even helped us get the repairs done to the property. Sean knows Newport and is great at his job!  We would absolutely use him again! Marc Castle220 Nice Lane, NB

Working with Rob was a pleasure, he took care of everything and it sold faster than I'd hoped for.

He negotiated a deal that was just about the first asking price and closed all cash in a 10 day escrow. He even answered some real estate question for me that were unrelated to this sale.

Horwich Family Trust

I met Sean through his advertising where I lived.

Sean was very pleasant to work with and went above and beyond to sell our home, getting a higher price than other agents suggested listing at! My wife and I relocated to Salt Lake City and Sean made sure everything went as smooth as possible. He made many trips to our home to meet with contractors and showings as needed. It made the sale from another state much easier knowing Sean would be available to help as needed. We would refer Sean to anyone buying or selling. When we were deciding who to list our home with Sean gave us several references that had used Sean to sell homes in the past. They all had nothing but good things to say about Sean. I would like to return the favor for him!

Josh and Cathy Lander

Parnaz helped us through the relocation process and getting our nice home in less than few weeks.

She is an outstanding Realtor, friend and professional. She gets the job done. In each step of the process, she went above and beyond to guide and support us and more than anything else - she acted on our side like a trust-worthy friend. Her honesty, in-depth knowledge of Irvine's real estate market, hard working and constant communication throughout the process makes her a complete package to go with, and the best realtor one could ever imagine to have on her/his side. I highly recommend her. She was also very accessible any time of the day and provided us great advice.  If I were to buy a house, I would definitely work with her.

Alex was an amazing realtor.

I met with him based on a friend referral and decided to choose him over another realtor I had already met with. He brought his A game to the table. His initial presentation was awesome with comps etc and he really knew his stuff. Alex was very personable and really paid attention to EVERYTHING I said. He got my house sold with one open house. I could go on and on about how awesome he is. I have already referred my friends and family to him. All around GREAT GUY and got TOP DOLLAR for my list. THANK YOU ALEX.

Jamye Le Ann Holt.

Sean has provided us with exceptional service throughout the entire process of selling our property.

He has impeccable follow up, timely communication (even when abroad) and is ultra professional. He has exceeded our expectations and that is truly saying something of his service as both my husband and I own our businesses and have extremely high standards and expectations. Sean guides the client through the process offering suggestions and fully supports our decisions. Sean demonstrates his knowledge every step of the way and is absolutely 100% committed to his clients. He is a dream realtor! 427 Lugonia Newport Beach

Peter and Colette Gross


She's great at what she does since she does it with her heart! She was the one who helped me to get my first home which I loved dearly. She then helped me to sell it when I wanted an upgrade. And now, I'm in my current beautiful home because of her! You can always count on Margaret to get things done because she will. No matter how tough a sell or buy is, she'll get you through it with a very pleasant personality. Guess whom I will contact in the future when I, or my children, or my grandchildren will need to buy/sell real estate? It's the one and only one MARGARET!

Julie Nguyen

I have had the pleasure of knowing Nick for a long time.

I learned from the beginning that Nick is a trust worthy person, and is very concerned with his customer's needs. Although we have not yet closed escrow, Nick has done an awesome job helping me buy my first home! He has been responsive and has followed up timely and professionally! I will recommend and fully endorse Nick to my own network , and will do everything I can to help advance his career in real estate. Passion, honesty, ethics, and good nature go a long way! First Team you have a great asset on your hands. Thank you Nick!

Mike Burns

Kim was great!

She was referred to us by a good friend of ours who has known her for some time and of course you expect a friend to have only high regards for someone they know, but Kim actually won us over on her own merit. She was patient, attentive to our needs and wants, and made every effort to meet with us on our schedule. When it came time to put in our offers she was on top of things; never once did we have to question her on status of approval because she was giving us constant and immediate updates, even when she had no news of acceptance. When we are ready for our next move we are going with Kim Schumacher, no doubt about it.

Anthony Scott

"In an industry characterized by real estate agents that “over-promise and under-deliver”, Sean Jarne is a standout sales professional.

  After selecting our desired location and buying criteria, my wife andI began the search for our new home by asking three different real estate agents to show us their best offerings.  The other two agents could not hold a candle to Sean’s knowledge and consistent followthrough.  We selected Sean as our sole representative due to his expertise with the Newport Beach real estate market, and his unmatched persistence.  In the end, Sean found a property that matched our criteria, and successfully fought off two other offers to secure ournew property.- Kris and Katy Ehlers"

Ski brings over 45 years of expertise to the table.

One of the best agents in the greater Newport Beach/Costa Mesa market.

Albert L & B Survivors Trust

I met Parnaz from a flyer she mailed to me.

It was personal and unlike the typical "canned" flyers so I decided to call her. She showed up with a nice plant as a gesture since my Mother had recently passed away. From that moment forward, it has been a real pleasure to work with her. I am an attorney/CPA and a real estate broker and could have chosen to handle the listing myself; however, something told me that Parnaz would be great. I was right and she was outstanding. We discussed options and decided to remodel part of the house to maximize the price and the timing to list it for the market. Parnaz met with me and the various contractors and also went to their showrooms to help select the various materials and appliances. She has excellent taste and we agreed on all the items and the contractor to use for the work. She helped oversee the remodeling and would even show up to water the plants in the garden. She hired the photographer and recommended a home staging company, which turned out to be great. She prepared for the marketing plan and set the Open House. On the Grand Opening, based on her efforts, we received multiple offers and entered into escrow the following week to close. The Grand Opening occurred on March 4 and escrow closes on March 31. Excellent work. I would highly recommend Parnaz and plan to work with her in the future on other projects.

Donald H

I met Sean over the phone after contacting him about a property my Aunt was interested in.

I had left a voicemail and he right back to me. I travel quite a bit for work so I had not been able to contact him back right away and he followed up at least twice before I was able to call him back. After telling Sean what I was looking for and changing directions on him after the first week, I was so impressed with how quickly Sean understood what I was looking for and how immediate his response were to my inquiries. Sean was always professional, knowledgeable, and had exceptional follow-through. My husband and I were so impressed with how quickly Sean responded to our questions and how helpful he was guiding us through the home buying experience. It was a real joy to work with Sean and I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to list or find a property.

Heidi Dufresne

Sean was the listing agent on the house we wanted.

Sean communicated with the owners and helped us get a great deal. He's easy going, communicates well and gets things done and was really helpful in our transition & moving! Evan and Amy Chalmers

Howard and Margaret hands down are the best real estate agents you could ask for.

From start to finish they are knowledgeable, informative, and professional. They know how to get deals done and really care for and look out for their clients. They are certainly experts and fully understand the Orange County market. We have done four transactions with them in the past four years, all with superb results and 100% satisfaction. They are always available, keeping their clients informed throughout the entire escrow process. My husband and I have been involved with more than 25 escrows over the years and no agents we have worked with remotely compare to the Howard and Margaret Team. Not only will you be 100% satisfied with their work, you will surely gain two friends in the process as we have. Sincerely, Monica Bice

Monica Bice

Best experience I've had buying and selling a home.

Catherine always made my wife and I feel like we were her top priority, no matter the time, or day of the week. Catherine will be our Realtor again should we ever need one.

James & Larinda Jungjohnn

Sean was recommended to me by Camila Dobenan.

He explained the buying process from a-z in easy to understand terms. Stayed on top of all paperwork and everyone involved (Mortgage company, Escrow, Inspector, Sellers agent etc) Answered Cell, Text & Email at anytime of day - Even from the ER! Kept as much as possible of the paperwork digital. Referred a mortgage broker who got us a rate at Internet-only prices at a Brick & Mortar Bank. Made up for mistakes that the seller's agent and estate sale people made -- out of his own pocket! Stayed in touch well after closing. I would definitely use Sean again - He is a great realtor for 1st time buyers - especially in the Newport heights neighborhood. He is very persistent, reliable & accommodating.Jan and Margrethe Biermeyer23 Odyssey, Newport Beach 

If you are looking to sell your house I would strongly recommend you to go with Parnaz.

As you know, selling process can be very stressful as-is for you and your family; you definitely want an agent that you can trust and know, will guide you through the process step by step. My wife and I had a pleasant experience working with her; she helped us through the planning process – identifying the right time to sell, ensure that the house gets maximum views on-line, spent considerable efforts on marketing through email, social media, websites, newspapers etc. She always showed a high sense of urgency and was available via phone, text and emails as needed. Once we had the right offer and we gave her the go ahead to close, she meticulously worked towards protecting our interests and guided us through the closing process. All along she worked very hard and stayed a step ahead of us, so that she can provide all the information that we needed to be aware and make the right decision. We found her to be a true professional.

Pankaj Guglani

I met Sean and Julie at open house on a property in Tustin, From start to finish they were excellent.

They are diligent and always available to answer questions. I would definitely use Sean and Julie again, They are very professional and efficient. They made buying my first house a great experience!

Sophia Silva

"You made it happen!

" Dear Parnaz, I wanted to thank you so much for all your efforts, expertise and patience to sell our property!! We know it was not an easy task, but you made it happen with outstanding hard work and a positive attitude throughout! We really appreciate you! I would recommend you as a great agent to anyone who wants to sell their property! Thank you again and I wish you all the best!🙏🌺

Azar Afshar

I met Sean because he has sold a lot of properties in my neighborhood.

 My experience working with Sean was a good one, Sean was very professional and did a great job representing me in the sale.  I convinced Sean to list my house for 45k over what he thought we could get for it, and Sean sold my house at the first open house for full price.  I would recommend Sean to anyone thinking of selling.Dan Ryan1892 ParkviewCosta Mesa

We met Sean when he was canvassing our area.

Working with him has been a Real Pleasure - He is Prompt & Forthright. Sean is a very self motivated person. Very Diligent , Honest & a Real Professional.  He sold my house very quickly thru an Open House and Many Showings. I am very pleased with his Tenacity!Randy CollettValley Road in Costa Mesa

In our recent experience of buying a home for the first time, we were glad to have the good fortune of working with Kim Schumacher as our buyer's agent.

Kim was a patient guide in helping us to understand the process, and a good coach in keeping us encouraged at times of frustration. As a same sex couple with complicated schedules and with a few cultural issues also coming into play in the choice of properties and neighborhoods, we surely threw her a few curves, but Kim is a pro and didn't bat an eye at such complications. We appreciated her honest opinions about properties we looked at, calling it like she saw it. There was nothing pushy about her input, though; on occasions where our thoughts went in a different direction about offers to make, she always honored our wishes. We also greatly appreciated her responsiveness to calls and emails; if she was busy with another client, she would let us know and always contact us back. Kim's flexibility was exemplary and such a benefit to us. There was a real team feeling working with her, such as on the occasion when she came to meet us at a train station one evening to handle some paperwork at a moment when timing was crucial. We worked with Kim for about three months, concluding with the purchase of a house that is a great fit for us. A home run--we are very happy with it, and would definitely work with Kim again. Thank you, Kim, for keeping our best interests in mind, and for thinking of things we never would have thought of.

Si Khanh N and Doug G

Of course we are going to brag on our son but, even with that, I was impressed with his performance.

He was able to stir a continuous interest in our listing and brought an array of qualified buyers to us for our property and business. Escrow was set up with an excellent officer and closed very quickly for both business and property. I can not imagine how this process could have gone any better.

John C Lunsford/ Ann Perrah Lunsford

I met Sean at an open house in Newport Crest.

  It was great working with him, not just because of his personality, but because he has a wealth of knowledge regarding the local market, in addition to resources which helped me secure financing quickly and at a great rate.  I would absolutely use Sean again because he is plugged into the Newport Market and kept me abreast of all upcoming properties that fit my criteria, many times well before I was able to see the listings through online resources.  Thanks Sean! Chris ZentnerBaruna Court, Newport Crest

I met Sean when he sold my neighbors home.

I used him to purchase a home and to sell my home. I have purchased 6 homes in my life and Sean made a difficult process seem easy. This purchase was the easiest of them all! I would refer Sean in the future to anyone buying or selling. He sold my home at full price in 1.5 days with no private showings. He knows what he is doing!

Rob Anthony

My friendship with Cerise Paton started in 2006.

  She was at First Team Real Estate and I was taking one of her training classes. I just received my real estate license at that time and I wanted to learn about the business.  She is a very good instructor and very knowledgeable about the real estate business.  I had a family member get his real estate license as well and she took the time to help him join First Team Real Estate.  I had the pleasure of being her friend and meeting her family.  Cerise is a person of good moral character and integrity is a hard worker and very dedicated to the real estate business.  Mary Jackson, Los Alamitos, Farmers & Merchants Bank

I loved working with Jeannine!

She listens to what a customer needs and gives lots of opportunity to find a home. I feel that she actually loves what she does and her true fulfillment is helping other veterans find homes of their own. In looking for a home, I found that she knows what's best even when I don't, and I love her integrity. Thanks for all you do ! Can't wait to work with her in the future again.

Lisa Frisina, RN

Adam was a gift.

We've used other real estate agents in the past and some were okay and some were horrific. When we decided to start looking for a house this time around, I had resigned myself to an "ok" agent. Then my friend recommended First Team. Once I spoke to them, they pointed me in Adam's direction. I am a veteran and so is he. It was a great match from the start. I cannot say enough wonderful things about him, so I'll just list a few to give you an idea. He is personable. He asked a lot of questions, but there was no pressure. He genuinely wanted to know what my husband and I needed in a home. He was funny and easy to talk to. That's important to me as I really dislike talking on the phone. Speaking of which, he texts!! YAY!! I know for some people that isn't a big deal, but for me it was huge. I'm busy and in a lot of meetings at work and also texting is just better. He got to the point and we were able to work through questions or issues that arose very quickly. I used my own broker for the loan and he worked seamlessly with them. I had a VA loan and we closed in 30 days. And here's the best part - we bonded over Harry Potter so when we closed he gave me a Harry Potter glasses set. We use them all the time in my house!

Alecia Tronti

My husband and I got notepads from Sean for years.

When we were considering selling we called Sean to ask him a few questions. He willingly answered all our questions and kept in touch with us for over 2 years. He was very professional, knowledgeable, and informative. Plus he was pleasant to work with. We would definitely refer anyone we know to Sean in a heartbeat. He helped us understand the process. He always responded in a timely manner, also, when we were anxious or nervous about anything he was patient and understanding. His knowledge and expertise is outstanding!

Darrell and Kathy Halvorson

Biljana was exceptional, she went far beyond her role as a realtor, and made sure to anticipate all aspects of transaction and pre-empt any isssues.

I am extremly happy with her. It took only 13 days to sell my place: over list price and for cash offer, quick close, no contingencies! I would recommend Biljana to anybody who wants their RE experience to be as smooth as possible.

Vera Sreda

Alex was very helpful in putting my home on the market and getting me into a new home.

His communication skills are exemplary. His negotiation skills are first-rate. His attitude and kindness were appreciated, and inspirational. Alex had an awesome team, too, comprised of experts and go-getters in their field. Thank you Alex and First Team Real Estate for helping my wife and I realize our dreams of HOUSE home ownership!

Alan Robert Irons Katherine Jean Irons

Alex has been in contact with me over the past few years as I have been considering buying a new home but the timing never seemed right.

Recently, I decided to move to another, bigger rental as I keep looking. I contacted Alex for assistance. What can I tell you? He went above and beyond from beginning to end to help me not only find a place but also, after I moved him, he "held my hand" so to speak dealing with the other realtor on a whole bunch of issues that needed to be resolved - even though that really wasn't required by him. He always returned my calls promptly and tried to find solutions for everything I required. If he acted like this for just a rental property, I look forward to buying a house through him. I can recommend him with confidence to anyone. Thank you Alex.

Monika Gupta

We were recommended to Sean by a good friend, who helped him buy a similar home in the same neighborhood.

Sean always kept us updated on not only the status of the listing, but also on other listings coming on the market soon in the neighborhood. We were often able to be the first people to tour the properties right when they came on the market. He was very professional through out the process and very crucial in helping us close on our home. Without his knowledge of the general market and activity on the other properties in the neighborhood, we likely wouldn't have been able to purchase our home. We would easily use Sean again and recommend him. He makes the process very streamlined, especially after putting the home under contract. I asked for his assistance on everything from a good home inspector to a lender and everyone he recommended exceeding my expectations.     -Drake Ayers Newport Beach  

She sold our neighbors home in 20 days.

We interviewed her and liked her attitude. She goes after it. She was an absolute pleasure to work with. I would use her again and have told all my neighbors about her.

Denise Grinols

I met Sean when I called him off one of his signs.

  Sean's follow up is impeccable, his hard work and dedication to his clients best interests and to be an ambassador for First Team Real Estate is evident in everything he does.  Sean's never-ending confidence is also a positive thing to have with a transaction as difficult as mine was.  I would refer anyone and everyone to Sean.  Sean is knowledgeable and hard working as well as fair.  He would be a benefit to anyone selling or buying a home. Matthew Greco, Newport Crest 

Working with Sean was amazing!

We met Sean about 3 1/2 years ago at one of his open houses. For the past 3 1/2 years, he has been showing me random houses till I finally found what I was looking for. His approach to my requests were always kind and professional. We would absolutely use Sean again and refer him. Thank you Sean! We appreciate everything you did for us!James Johnson and Feria KashaniBowdoin PlaceCosta Mesa, CA. 92626

Gregg is the most hard working very professional real estate agent I have ever met, providing excellent service,responding to questions in a very timely professional manner, continuously giving updates .

A Million thanks to you !!!!! For your excellent service and giving me peace of mind .You have made my dream come true !!!! Virginia/Orange


Biljana was amazingly helpful during the entire buying experience.

She made the buying process easy, she answered all of my questions and facilitated a quick and painless close of escrow. I am super grateful for her help and I wouldn't have been able to purchase my home without her!

Vladimir Radic

“I’ve known Sean for many years now as we went to high school together.

He sold our home quickly and was awesome! He had extensive knowledge of the market and the neighborhood. Sean made everything very easy and simple for us! I would recommend to anyone looking to sell who is looking for a realtor to provide professionalism along with great feelings of assurance the whole way through! I plan on using Sean in the future!”

Aimee Atkisson

Sean was a pleasure to have as a realtor.

He stood by me and never gave up on me for over 18 months. He was punctual and answered all my calls promptly. He has a delightful personality and we get on very well. Sean has become our friend and I kn ow we will always stay in touch. I would definitely use Sean again, he went way beyond the pail for me. I would definitely use him again and I will always refer him to my family and friends. We wish him every success in the future!

Elaine and Russell Sarkin

Parnaz is a very hard working, honest and best agent.

I am very happy and blessed that we had her to be our agent. She helped us bought a nice house and she did great job in everything. Thank you. Parnaz.

Xiaohua shi

Kim was an amazing agent work with!

She went above and beyond to help us find a home. She was in constant communication with us and got us exactly what we were looking for! Besides being super friendly, she was very professional and is a very hard worker. We couldn't have asked for a better agent to work with. I will definitely be using Kim in the future and will always refer my friends and family to her. Angelina

Angelina Arturo

Having had the opportunity to coach, train and mentor real estate professional from all over North America I have the fortune to be able to assess the good, the bad and the ugly in this business we call real estate.

Having had the opportunity to work closely with Jodi over the last number of months I have been privy to her exemplary work ethic, knowledge and professionalism. All that being important nothing seems more evident as her passion and amazing and wonderful personality. Jodi is just a wonderful person. No other way to say it or describe her. I am blessed to know her and be a part of her life and I look forward to watching her career soar to new heights.

Terry LeClair

We met Sean at an open house.

Sean was great in helping my family locate a property that fit our needs. Sean has been in the area a long time and has connections with several clients. These relationships helped us locate additional inventory. We would recommend Sean to anyone!

Brian Dobbins

"It has been our pleasure to have met Ethan.

 From the beginning to end, the process was seamless. We wouldn't have asked for any better service than was given. Ethan has been nothing but professional, knowledgeable and patient. He sent us listings as soon as it was on the market, worked with our schedule to see the homes. Handouts were provided for every tour which helped us understand the market better. Ethan also made sure everything went smoothly with the loan and escrow office on every step, assisted us in providing contractor referrals and many other things. The service he has provided more than exceeded our expectations of a realtor. We absolutely recommend him to everyone."

Zhao Zhang

Kim has been very helpful and kind.

Her knowledge and professionalism has been greatly appreciated. I would recommend her to anyone dealing with any property transaction.

Terry Black

I met Sean at an open house in Newport Beach.

It was a pleasure working with Sean. He was very honest and knowledgeable about the Newport Crest community. He was not pushy and always tried to be fair. Additionally, he was very responsive and accommodating to my request regarding the house, inspections and closing process.  Sean is very professional but also down to earth. He delivers a great quality of service and makes the closing process very easy. He always makes himself available and it showes he truly cares about his clients. I would work with Sean in the future and will refer him to my friends and family.-Joe Depillo20 Swift, Newport Beach

We used Sean to sell our home and buy our new one.

We are so happy to have had Sean as our realtor and his concern for what we were looking for.  I will so miss his warm smile and his " personality".I will not hesitate to recommend him to my friends & customers.  Thanks again Sean! George and Joann Rice.14 Escapade CourtThanks!

I initially contacted Sean after receiving one of his mailers.

Sean was great. It was a smooth experience. Something we very much needed based on some recent bad experiences with other agents. Sean made it seem like it was easy! Which I really appreciated. Sean is also great when it comes to providing advice and support. I highly recommend him.

Joseph and Jennifer Rhoton

I initially found Sean from attending one of his open houses.

Sean was on top of everything from start to finish. He followed up for months until he found me the home of my dreams at a great price! Even the sellers agent raved about what a great job he did! I would use Sean again in a heart beat, he is very professional and on top of everything. Andrew Spath Marcus st, Newport Beach

Andrew Spath

"非常感谢您一直以来对我的信任和帮助,认识您真是我的幸运👍,您的友好、耐心、专业和绅士风度,给我留下了十分美好的记忆。在我买房的过程中,您一直耐心的帮我挑选,就如同您自己买房一样,是那样的负责和尽心;最终帮我买到了自己喜欢的房子。这是我在美国买的第一套房子,原本我认为很复杂的过程,因为您的出现而使它变得简单,所以,我非常的感谢您。如果我的朋友要在Irvine买房,我会第一个推荐你,由您来帮助他们置业。"爱萍Translation: "Thank you very much for your trust and help.

  I am really lucky to have met you.  Your friendliness, patience, professionalism, and gentlemanly manner have left me a very good memory.  In the process of buying a house, you have been patient to help me choose.  Your sense of responsibility and dedication, as if purchasing for yourself, have helped me buy my dream home. This is the first home I bought in the United States.  At first, I thought it was going to be a complicated process but it was really easy because of you.  So, I am very grateful to you.  If my friend is going to buy a house in Irvine, I will be the first to recommend you."

Aiping Yin

I did an enternet search for Sean after seeing he was the listing agent for the property I was interested in.

My experience with him was Great! Prompt communication both on the phone and in emails and texts. I would refer Sean to anyone I know who needs an agent. 

David Lu

Thanks Rob.

...for being smart and compassionate during a challenging time. You got the deal done inacreative and smart way.

Kenneth James & Tiffany Burrell Brown

Jodi was amazing at helping us find a new place to rent.

She took in all that we needed and met with us as convenient times for our work schedule. She was very personable and helpful!


Working with Catherine was a great experience.

she was very reassuring and knew all the right people to contact when the process became very stressful. Her personality is just one of many unique traits, she makes sure at all times you are kept up to date and fully understand. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a realtor.

Pacific Choice Real Estate

Rob knows his trade like few others.

He is a dedicated professional and advocates for his clients above all else. Rob is especially adept when it gets into the nitty gritty of contracts. His attention to detail makes sure that the client's interests are fully represented and accounted for, giving them the maximum amount of leverage in the negotiations. Simply stated, Rob stands well above the crowd of real estate professionals and we wouldn't work with anyone else.

Jacob & Erin Winett

So pleased with everything Alex has done for my wife and I and found the perfect house for us that met every expectation we had on our list in a house.

We could not have had a better agent representing us!

Michael Sysak

Mike and I met Sean Jarne at an open house years ago on Newport Island in Newport Beach.

  Sean was very kind and professional.  We left our phone number with him for any potential future homes for us.  He continued to keep in contact with my husband over the years over the phone, checking in with us to see if we were interested in various new homes that would come up for sale.  Persistance paid off for Sean.  Sean throughout the years was always friendly and informative with various listings.  A lot of our friends are realtors in this area but we chose Sean to be our buyers agent.  Sean is very knowledgeable, professional, respectful, and kind.  We truly appreciated his help throughout the process of purchasing our home.  He was always in touch with us by text and phone calls.  He made purchasing the home as "stress free" as possible.  When the home we just purchased came up for sale and we knew it was Sean's listing, we knew we had a great realtor that would look out for our best interests.  Thanks Sean!

Mike and Audrey Ivey

Parnaz's is very personable and listened well to my housing requirements and needs.

She did her homework before recommending any listings. After a few viewing she knew exactly what I was looking for and arranged a list of houses to see. I was excited about every single house she showed me and almost all met my requirements. She prepared comps, rental value, demographics, and history for every single property. Once I decided on what I wanted to make an offer on, it was done professionally with my best interest in mind. She did an excellent job negotiating a very good price in a sellers market. I am grateful for having Parnaz as my agent and I highly recommend her.


We became friends with Jodi last year while travelling to Israel.

25 years ago my in-laws moved to a retirement community, a move that was so beneficial we decided it was now our turn. Living in the same Mission Viejo house for 32 years meant relocating was a long, potentially onerous process. With Jodi's help, we settled on Casta del Sol and began the process of making our home sellable by painting, fixing, tidying up, and finally staging. Being complete novices in this process, we depended on Jodi every step of the way. Finding a buyer is never easy but Jodi never gave up holding open houses, marketing the place, and tapping First Team resources to give it maximum exposure. We received two unacceptable offers before finally getting a good one. My wife constantly suggested we drop the price but Jodi kept explaining it's simple timing, not pricing, that delayed progress. I'm extremely grateful Jodi was able to provide important market information with comps, trends, and interest rates so we could get a favorable offer. Once we had a buyer on the hook, we immediately made an offer on a house we saw months earlier. Here again, Jodi's knowledge of the market helped nudge the seller into making important concessions, which helped us to the tune of thousands of dollars. The buyers of our home requested a 30 day escrow and by a miracle, both escrows closed the same day in large part due to Jodi's dedication and daily input. We are now in the process of a major remodel at the new place which presents a completely different set of challenges, but we are grateful to have had Jodi's help, guidance, and support every step of the way to get us to this point. We would be extremely happy to recommend Jodi Halbreich to anyone planning the sale or purchase of a home. By the way the "star rating" above seems to not be working, so I want to go on record, it's 5 stars!!

Richard W & Nancy Blumenthal Blumenthal

I could not have been more pleased with Julie as our realtor!

From the beginning, when she showed up with a very well-thought out plan for selling our home, as well as a very comprehensive report on the state of the market, to the close of escrow, she was in our corner every step of the way. The communication was outstanding and she went above and beyond (with great attention to detail) every step of the way! I cannot say enough about what a fantastic job Julie did and I highly recommend her to anyone looking to take that big step of selling your home!

Steve Norris

Could not have happier- would send him to anyone who asked me for a reference

Kurt S. Thorsen & Cynthia A. Pasquesi-Thorsen

I met Sean when I bought my home, he was the listing agent.

  After purchasing the home Sean provided comparable sales for me in order to get my property taxes reduced.  He was there to answer questions on a loan modification.  Whenever I had any questions or concerns he was always there to answer them.  He is always available no matter what time or day it is.  I would recommend Sean to anyone!  When it was time to sell my house there was no question that Sean was the agent I was going to use, he goes above and beyond!1836 Nantucket

Fred and Debbie VanCleave

Jodi was the perfect person to sell Mom & Dad's home.

She’s charming, conscientious, and trustworthy. She is bright, warm and personable, and was welcoming to everyone she encountered in our home. I observed Jodi during several open houses where I saw her in action. She knew how to represent our home to potential buyers, engaging them in conversation and pointing out features that she thought would be particularly interesting to them. Jodi also has a good team of people working with her who helped us navigate through escrow smoothly. Everyone on her team was responsive to my calls and questions. Everyone was very professional. It was my pleasure to work with Jodi selling Mom and Dad's home and get to know her personally.

Bonnie Stein

He is very patient and very nice on us.

I like to recommend to my friends to him.

Chiaki Mashburn

I wish there were more than 5 stars to give because Julie is a "10" all the way!

This was my second experience with her -- first as a renter and now as a buyer -- and things just keep getter better. She is very knowledgeable, totally dependable, and always into efficient and effective service. It's a pleasure to know her as both a realtor and a friend. She follows through on everything, day or night, weekday or weekend, on vacation or not! And her enthusiasm is very contagious -- makes it fun just to be with her, no matter what the task that lies ahead. I have recommended and will continue to recommend her without any hesitation or reservation whatsoever, and I will do whatever I can to bring business her way because she deserves it and clearly enjoys her work. Two of my friends have worked with her and feel the same way I do. Congratulations to First Team for adding Julie to your staff! She is a true winner!

Sheri Zeigler

Kim was an amazing Real Estate Agent!

Kim was extremely thorough and quickly answered all of our questions, which we really appreciated. Our house buying process went so smooth and we are so pleased with our home, it is exactly what we wanted. The contacts that she referred us to were efficient and very professional from the inspectors to the Title Company. It was a great home buying experience. Thank You so much Kim!


Sean was recommended to me by my friend Marc.

Sean is an amazing professional, very knowledgeable and easy to work with. I am recommending him to all of my friends!

Chris Mitchell

“イーサン 様、 この度は、賃貸物件を探すのにご協力いたださまして、ありがとうございました。我が儘な私達の希望をなるべく満たそうと、懸命に探してくださり、思っていた以上の物件を何件も紹介していただけました。英語の話せない私達夫婦のために、小さな事でも嫌な顔一つせず、全て引き受けてくださった事、本当に感謝しています。お陰様で契約作業もスムーズに完了し、快適な新生活を始める事が出来ました。私達にとってイーサンさんは、100点満点のエージェントさんです。我が家が家を購入する際には、必ずまたイーサンさんを指名させて頂きたいと思っています。 瑠衣子” Translation: "Thank you for assisting us looking and obtaining a lease property.

He worked hard to meet as many of our humble requests as he could.  Showed us many properties that exceeded our expectations.My husband and I do not speak English, Ethan took care of all our needs without hesitation or  reluctance, however small.We were able to smoothly accomplish all contractual transactions with his help.  And now, we are enjoying our living in a comfortable new home.For us, Ethan has been a perfect 100% angent and we plan to ask for his service when we are ready to purchase our own.

Ruiko Yamamoto

Pablo and The Rener Team were an absolute pleasure to work with.

Their professionalism, along with commitment towards their clients gave us a great sense of confidence from signing to close. Our only request up front was to have constant updates throughout the transaction and their communication was always open and outstanding. We never had to question the status on the sale of our home and I confidently felt that our best interests were well represented and highly recommend his team’s services.

Chen Po Wu

I first found Sean after receiving one of his advertisements, my experience with him could not have been better.

He is easy to contact and has perfectly clear communication skills. Sean explained every part of the process and followed up with every question that I had. He is very knowledgeable and personable, professionalism at its best. I would most definitely use Sean again and refer him. He is one of the few people I have worked with that did everything they said they would do and more. Sean was the only positive thing we had in the purchasing process, he is a realtor that actually earns his commission. He will do anything and everything he can to facilitate a home purchase. Sean knows current market values and doesn't try to "push" a decision to close.

Scott Tarnow

In today’s business world, almost everything you do requires working directly with someone.

  It’s called Customer Service.  Unfortunately, there is a large number of people who have no idea what that is.  I have had the distinct pleasure of working with Julie Brim who has been nothing short of amazing.  She is always on top of her business, sending listings as soon as they are available, and responds quickly both by phone and/or text.  Her follow through skills are just as incredible.  With Julie, it is “all about you”!  She is pleasant to work with and very thoughtful, always with you in mind.  When your business with her is concluded, you leave knowing you’ve gained a friend.  I love my new home – thank you Julie! Linda M. Laguna Woods

Sean was recommended to us by my niece, Heidi.

In the beginning, we had a slow start but as more and more issues, problems, and questions came up Sean was right there returning phone calls, finding out answers and helping us connect with the right people. He was definitely committed to helping us resolve all the issues of buying a house. We really appreciated him driving all the way to Tarzana for us! He returned phone calls promptly, and never turned away from the problems. Sean is not afraid of confrontations, and ready to tackle difficult problems that arise from buying a home. We would most definitely use him again and recommend him. PS-Thank you Sean for being there for us and to continue working past this difficult seller and his lack of honoring the contract!

Gerry and Joy Minear

Recently I had the need to purchase a home in Aliso Viejo.

  Fortunately I called Ms Halbreich to help me find the perfect home.  She was professional and thorough throughout the process.  She listened to my requirements and found just the right homes to show me.  When I found the home I wanted to purchase, she worked with the sellers to make the whole process a smooth one.  Now I have the perfect home, at the right price, in a lovely neighborhood.  Thank you Jodi for being such a thoughtful and thorough real estate agent.  Your professional approach made this transaction an easy one.Susan S. 

Susan S.

Dear Ski team, after living in our home for 30 years the thought of selling and going through the whole escrow experience was not somthing we looked forward to, but you and the team made it so much better than we could have imagined .

Basically you held our hand and came to the rescue on everything . We can never say enough about the great service you provided. When we are asked for a recommendation on a relator it will be a no brainier , you guys "The Ski Team" are the best !!! We love you guys, thank you so much we are very happy customers and friends forever . Herb and Carmen Wollerman

Herbert & Carmen Wollerman

“その節は私たちの望んいる物件や、希望の物件に対して素早くセラーとコンタクトを取っていただき分かりにくい内容も私たちが理解できるように教えていただきありがとうございます。 質問にもご丁寧に的確な判断とアドバイスを頂き感謝しております。 まさに、タイミングが重要なエージェントとしてプロフェッショナルな仕事をして頂き私たちの希望の物件を手にする事ができ大変満足しております。 家を売りたい方、探しているか方、どちらにも交渉上手で力になってくれるイーサンさんをお薦めします。” 野 田 Translation: "We are grateful that Ethan took quick actions with sellers to properties we hoped to purchase, and explained to us all aspects of a purchase transaction which were difficult to understand.

 He took time and effort to answer our questions, gave us proper advices, and helped us make all the right decisions. It was important to us that an agent works with professionalism and perfect timing.  We are very happy and satisfied with Ethan who helped us purchase the home of our choice. We recommend Ethan who is also very skilled in negotiating to any one who is thinking of purchasing or selling his or her home.

Hironari & Yoshiko Noda

I toured almost 20 properties in Newport Coast with Ryan towards the end of last year.

He was always on time, dressed very professional, and had a great local understanding of the area (he lives where he works). Every time we met with the listing agents, he always interacted with them as friends  even when he hadn't met them before! Such a personable guy... Even though I didn't end up buying due to unforeseen circumstances, Ryan will be my go-to agent when I buy hopefully at the end of this summer!

Sean Thomas

My husband and I worked with Parnaz to purchase our house in Turtle Rock, Irvine a couple of months ago and cannot say enough great things about her!

She’s not just knowledgable, approachable, personable, and communicative, but incredibly generous with her time. We appreciate her a lot and highly recommend her!

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