Christine was amazing from start to finish!! She made the entire homebuying experience more than just about finding the right home. She educated us on changes within the city, neighboring cities, what to look for in terms of potential renovations, issues with permits, HOA/MR, buying a brand new home, condo, townhome. Anything and everything was covered throughout this entire process. As a first time homebuyer and not knowing much about real estate, Christine’s knowledge and expertise made the process less stressful. She asked us all the right questions to make sure she understood what we were looking for and all the questions that we never even thought about asking ourselves. She put us in the right place to make the right decision for ourselves and our future. To me, that is the best thing you can ask for with this big of a commitment. Christine definitely made this experience a fun, pleasant, and educational one. She did all of this with great energy and punctuality too! I highly recommend her to anyone looking or even thinking of buying a home. We will definitely be working with her if we are fortunate enough to have the opportunity again!
I found Christine through her husband (who manages their property management company) since we were deciding whether to rent or sell the family home when our parents passed. Once we decided to sell, Christine made the whole process easy and smooth, especially considering the circumstances. We do not live locally, so Christine did a lot of the heavy lifting organizing repairs, providing access to the various vendors, keeping an eye on the estate sales people, etc. She was always available for questions and kept us in the loop without us feeling we had to track her down (this was especially great since I believe she is a pretty busy agent with a large support team, but Christine stayed our primary contact throughout the process). As an additional "the stars lined up" part of the deal, Christine found an off-line buyer for us the day after we signed the listing agreement. She was able to negotiate the dual agency process in a way that I felt was fair to both sides, and resulted in a win-win for both. We received a good price and an easy closing with no nickle and diming, and the buyer was able to get their first choice in property at an appraised price without having to go through fighting their way to the top of the list of interested buyers in a tight market. There was no pressure to go down the dual listing process, which I appreciated since an off-line sale wasn't my initial plan of action, but in this case it worked out well. I would definitely recommend Christine to all my friends in the Irvine area.
Christine helped us buy our townhouse in 2013 and then helped us sell it 2018. Once again, she was fantastic in every respect. She has a great sense of the Orange County market, generally, and especially the Newport/Irvine/Costa Mesa area. Shortly after we put our townhouse on the market, she informed us of some signals that the market was softening a bit for sellers in our area, and talked us through different potential scenarios and how to respond to the evolving market dynamics. Once we got under contract, she drove us towards closing on a 20-day escrow, despite the fact that our buyer had a number of unreasonable requests and we were out of town for a full week during the escrow period. She got us a great result and made what is an inherently stressful process as easy as possible. Since 2013, I have recommended Christine to a number of people interested in buying a home in Orange County, many of whom have worked with her and have had as great an experience as we had. I will continue to recommend Christine in a heartbeat to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.