When I was looking to buy my first home in 2003 I worked with several real estate agents, but none of them really listened to me, to understand what type of property I could call home. I was referred to Carin through one of my coworkers and came to find out she had also worked with several others in my company. Carin takes the time to get to know you. She'll prescreen all the properties and won't push you into anything. This was exactly what I needed for my first time home purchase. When I outgrew my Condo, she was there to help me purchase the house I now live in 7 years after my initial purchase. She spent quite a bit of time with me on both searches and knew, as she did the first time, which homes I would love. Neither time was an easy process (I'm particularly and she stood by me for my multi-month search). Even when I haven't been on the house hunt, if I've ever had a real estate related question, she's always helped me out. She knows the power of keeping your customers happy, and happy customers are repeat customers and happy customers refer. I recently recommended her to my little sister, and she just closed her first property with her. To be honest, there is none better in Southern California.
For first-time buyers, she was a wealth of knowledge, always available for questions, quick to respond. Don't let her warm smile and quick laugh fool you - she is savvy, knowledgeable and a great negotiator. I wouldn't have contacted any other Realtor when it was time to sell!
She was available to us absolutely whenever we had a question and her follow-up was amazing. Although the ultimate professional, Carin ended up feeling more like a treasured friend than our real estate agent. We would highly recommend her in any capacity for somebody's real estate needs.
Malesh, Two months ago we were served so well by one of your representatives, we felt we had to bring her to your attention. Her name is Carin. My wife and I had heard one horror story after another about being badly represented by realtors much of our adult life. Carin distiguished herself from the "pack" by being willing to do a little homework for us and make it convenient for us. While I am no stranger to transacting business on the net, Carin's willingness to get the information for us plus temper it with her insight caused all our anxieties to disappear. She went out of her way to get us help with a superb loan broker as well. Consistently throughout the process she was always willing to do the little extras. I do not believe we could have gotten better service from having a devoted relative take care of us. We now go out of our way to recommend her and place her business card with potential buyers. Privately, we hope to refer $1,000,000 in sales to Carin within the year. She made the trauma of buying a first home a delight. Mr. and Mrs. Bruce A., Fountain Valley
She if professional, knowledgeable and very fun to work with. We would use her services again (although we are now in our dream home). Hopefully you will also choose here so you can know how easy and enjoyable a difficult process can be. THANK YOU CARIN!!
Carin was just that person, with expertise in all facets of buying or selling a home. What a positive pleasure to work with her and get the job done. Thanks Ron and Susan, Long Beach
Carin was amazingly patient and explained the whole painstaking process thoroughly. She is integrous and did not pressure us into purchasing a home outside of our means. Nor did she try to show us any homes outside of our selected neighborhoods. She had our best interests at heart. We looked at many, many houses, but Carin never faltered. She was knowledgeable and educated us on what could be a problem, or what could be easily fixed. Our dream home ended up being a shortsale, ugh! However, Carin was our true partner every step of the way (a long arduous 6-months). She kep in touch with us constantly since she perfectly understood how nerve-wrecking the wait can be. Carin is a consummate professional and so personable. She was great with our kids and they absolutely adore her. We felt she truly valued us as clients because she listened and was so focused on our home buying needs. She was not distracted by her other clients when with us which made us feel special. Carin is, bottom line, a super caring and kind individual who is also a great real estate professional. We are happy home owners! Thanks, Carin!!
She is a dedicated professional, honest, patient and personable and she truly knows her business. She followed through and kept us informed of what was happening each step of the way. She was always available to answer our questions and from our first meeting we felt we could trust her to have our best interest at heart. Josh K. and Denise F., Desert Hot Springs
She followed up with all entities involved to make sure they were not dragging their feet. She went into detail all the forms we were required to sign. We knew what and why we were signing. Carin went over all the forms/ paperwork for the house we were buying as well. Catching a few errors we had made. She worked with our agent in San Diego, to make sure he knew exactly we were in the selling process. Carin was able make happen the closing both escrows to happen one day after the other, which worked very well for us. To sum Carin Lundahl up, Professional, detail oriented,great follow up, articulate, well versed in her profession. We would recommend that you allow Carin Lundahl to have your back. She earns her money.
We appreciate everything you do - selling the condo was a breeze for us! Deb and Phillip C. , Huntington Beach
There are so many thanks for all the things that you have done for us, for our family. Xuan and I are very appreciated. Without your help, we will not be able to get this house, nothing will happen. Now, the kids have a place to live, a nice back yard to play, and a good school to go to. I like your work, very aggressive and very professional. I would highly refer you to any one. Xuan and I wish you and your family a lot of good health, happiness, and prosperity. We wish you have a great trip on your vacation to visit your family back home. May God bless you and your family. Hien Nguyen and Xuan Ho, Garden Grove
As firsttime homebuyers and sellers she guided us through the many steps involved in the transactions and made sure everything was in order and taken care of. We purchased our home as a shortsale and Carin was able to close the deal for us despite numerous challenges along the way. She is a highly skilled agent when it comes to negotiating and "fighting" for her clients. We got everything we asked for and some! When we decided it was time to sell our home Carin made the process feel effortless and organized, and in a time of stress that is very well appreciated! She is always on time and prepared and you feel that you truly have her full focus. We both felt that she invested her time and knowledge on a personal level and that making us happy really mattered to her. After getting to know Carin we do consider her a friend for life and we would gladly refer anyone looking to buy or sell a home to her!
It was Ms. Lundahl's constancy (and catchy mailers) in updating us, over many years, that prompted us to contact her when we decided to list our condominium in Long Beach. With her winsome personality, vast experience, dedication and knowledge, expertise in pricing and marketing properties and her penchant for thoroughness, engaging the services of Ms. Carin Lundahl for any real estate need in the entire region is a guarantee to success. When we fell under time and financial pressure to release the equity in our condo, Carin, literally, did back flips for us by utilizing every marketing tool and working late and on weekends to get our unit sold. She remained delightful throughout the process, guided and guarded us every step of the way and simplified everything for her computer challenged clients. She treated our tenant with kid gloves and was able to persuade him to release us from the significant obstacle of a remaining six months on a lease and, thereby, obtain for us a quick sale. Carin demonstrated more finesse, when a surprise plumbing problem surfaced the afternoon before escrow was to close. She flew into action, summoning a repairman, stayed well into the evening to be certain the work was completed and, then, based on her impeccable reputation for integrity, obtained consent from the buyer's broker to go ahead and close our escrow on schedule, the very next morning, on a Friday. Carin rescued us by skillfully negotiating a full price, all cash offer and contract that closed within two weeks! Carin Lundahl is, hands down, elegance personified...the best of the best. We cannot, highly enough, recommend her or, adequately enough, thank her for the confidence she instilled in us, the joy and peace of mind we gained while working with her and the outstanding service she rendered for us. Sincerely, Hershel and Andrea HarrodMore
All of your advise and experience made our selling and buying a home absolutely wonderful experience. We are so greatful to be living in the location we wanted with all the benefits of a beautiful home, big back yard and cul-de-sac! Truly the house of our dreams! Thank you once again. Ken and Mary D., Lake Forest
She knew what she was dealing with from both sides and understood from the get go how to handle us and the sellers. After we dealt with all the paperwork, escrow and payments we realized we had a friend in Carin. She took excellent care of everything!
She is very helpful, hard working, and makes sure her clients come first; not to mention, she knows her stuff. Carin helped my husband and I find a beautiful home with all the specifications we had in mind. We definitely recommend her if you're looking to buy or sell your property with ease and smooth sailing.
We talked for awhile, I liked what she had to say and I found her ver friendly and knowledgable. She helped me decide on the price I should sell at, and it sold for that price, mimusic the fix up cost. I was very pleased with the sake and her performance. I'd recommend her to any of my friends who are thinking of selling or buying. Yours, George Pugh
I was immediately impressed with the ease in which Carin communicated. Her knowledge of the market, and more importantly, her understanding of the neighborhood where my mom's home is located, made choosing Carin as our realtor a very easy decision. Throughout the selling process, Carin was always very responsive and quick to communicate with me regarding any concerns I had with the sale. I highly recommend Carin Lundahl to anyone wishing to sell or buy a home.
Carin is a savvy real estate professional that knows the game inside and out. She found errors and omissions on the offers from other agents which would have cost me down the line. She found an overcharge for termite inspection that ended up being free. She even negotiated some of the fees so I wouldn't have to pay as much. At meetings she was always well prepared and focused on me, not her smart phone. Her timely communications kept me informed about every milestone as well as developments that might affect my sale. Bottom line, my condo sold for more than I could have imagined because of Carin's market knowledge, persistence and attention to detail. Throughout the process, her actions assured me that I had an agent that was actually working for me, not just for a commission. I am eternally grateful.
We greatly appreciate your diligence and persistance in keeping all parties involved in our 2 escrows "on top of their game". Thanks so much for everything!!! We are very happy in our new home! Tad and Rebekah, Huntington Beach
She has superb knowledge, is great at investigating, has a can-do attitude, is a superb tactician, and just a pleasant professional person to represent me in my business and personal dealings.
As first homebuyers, my husband and I were overwhelmed with the whole process. Carin helped ease the stress and guided us through the whole thing. She kept in regular contact with us and was always readily available to answer questions via text, email or voice call. She is very knowledge, organized, professional and responsive. I would highly recommend Carin to anyone looking to buy/sell a house.
Her expertise is extensive and obvious knowledge makes you comfortable to trust her with your transaction. Over the time of working with her, not only is she an very dedicated and attentive business woman, she is a caring and understaning person to work with. Her communicate skills are excellent, we have never had to wonder where our process is at. She both helped us purchase a home, years later helped us seamlessly, painlessly sell our home. I would not hesitate 100% to endorse her for her work ethic, communcation, perseverance in a often volatile market, prominance in the community, and ability to work with other business professionals to get the job done. If you need to buy or sell, give her a try, you will not regret it
She represented our family with the upmost respect and professionalism. She is very detail oriented and is very familiar with the beach communities. We could have not found a better agent in helping us find our new home. Thanks Carin!
You went beyond the call of duty. I feel like we've become friends! Thank you! Stacy and Brad, Huntington Beach
Carin is absolutely the best. Extremely professional, extensive experience, and very responsive. Carin has all the information and answers to almost all questions right away. And if she does not know, she will find out quickly. Carin has represented me in two home purchases over 11 years apart. I would highly recommend Carin to anyone interested in purchasing or selling!
Cardullo, In addition to the review we placed on Zillow, I would like to add that, after my initial phone call to Carin Lundahl, whose warmth, knowledge and passion for helping people were, immediately, apparent, there was a lengthy period in which my husband and I wavered as to whether we thought we wanted to sell our condo rental at Bixby Village. A long term tenant and flood to our unit, in addition to us being out of town owners, were complicating factors. Carin never pressured us to sell but assisted us past the flood with her wisdom and reassurance and continued to keep us updated on the market. What a wonderful feeling it was to know that, whether or not we ever listed our property, Carin's first priority would always be what was best for us. Carin was immensely helpful in choosing the timing for our listing and pricing it perfectly. We were so impressed with how she negotiated for us when offers came in. She was a fierce advocate, protecting us from adverse contractual contingencies and gaining concessions for us. Her hard work, dedication and integrity over the years earned her the respect and admiration of buyers' agents, as well as the buyers, themselves. Carin was a dynamo in employing total marketing efforts, following up with us and pouring hours of her time and energy into accomplishing a hugely successful sale and close. We were amazed at her grace and finesse at every turn and, especially. how she inspired our tenant to release us from the bonds of the long term lease we had with him to allow for a, practically, miraculous result. We would like to mention, also, that Carin's colleague, Miriam Mann, took care of our listing while Carin had to be away on personal business. Miriam, too, is a delight, and kept us updated and, like Carin, was very encouraging at a time when we were facing some daunting challenges up here on the Monterey Peninsula. We can see why Carin and Miriam are close friends. There is one more comment we would like to make: Talented agents like Carin and Miriam are very selective about the real estate firms with which they associate. These two agents speak volumes for the excellence of First Team Real Estate, Inc. Thank you for "loaning" two of your incredible agents to us. What Carin accomplished for us has been a major and priceless step toward financial security for my husband and me and, to borrow, in essence, what another ultra-satisfied client reported on Zillow, Carin seems "... like a treasured friend to us" over and above being an unparalleled real estate agent. Blessings and gratitude to you, Carin and Miriam and your outstanding company, Hershel and Andrea Harrod
Thank you for helping us find someplace that went above and beyond our expectations! Sherly and Nathan, Bellflower
I want to thank you so very much for your time and effort in completing the HAFA sale. You put your heart and soul into getting this sale finalized and without your diligent effort and swift follow up with BofA we would most likely have had a foreclosure on record. Most of all we appreciate your special interest and swift handling of the sale from beginning to end. You had buyers in line with offers from day one and when one offer fell through you immediately followed up with another solid offer. We would highly recommend any seller/buyer to feel fortunate to have you as their Agent. I look forward to seeing you so we can finally celebrate with lunch. You my Dear, deserve it and then some. Most gratefully, Beverlee Manis
When we decided to sell our house we gave her a call. We put our house on the market during the Thanksgiving Holiday and compete the sale and purchase by Christmas. Carin was on top of everything even the purchase which she didn't have to do but made sure everyting was going smoothly. Everything went on schedule thanks to Carin, I would use her again without hesitation. Thank you Carin for all your help.
Carin is an expert in all phases of purchasing or selling property. I would highly recommend Carin as she has helped me buy and sell two properties. Carin is very knowledgeable in short sales and stuck in there with me until the house sold. If not for Carin I think the bank would have foreclosed on the property. Carin will go the extra mile for you. She is always on top of the paper work that is necessary for a smooth closing! You won't go wrong by letting Carin Lundahl represent you for all of your real estate needs. Besides that she is a really nice person too!!! Thank you Carin, Regards, Chuck Deaver
I never felt like just another paycheck, but you truly listened and assisted me in exploring all my options. I have already referred you to friends, confident you'll take great care to find them their next home. Thomas A., Garden Grove
Her extensive experience, professional demeanor, and market intuition were key attributes in my decision to work with her. She is organized, keeps in touch with you, and is quick to respond through the entire sales process. I received multiple offers in my first week on the market and sold above list price. I highly recommend her.
It takes many different real estate professionals working together to acquire real estate in Orange County. Without your constant monitoring of each professional's progress, I truely believe I would not own my townhouse today. It was extremely easy to work with you as you were always there. I knew the house search was being taken care of as you constantly updated me on the progress through both emails and voicemails. I appreciate your dedication. Thank you so much for your hard work. Erik H., Costa Mesa
Your help and patience have been invaluable to us. Thank you for making it easy and almost painless! Brian and Kimber G., Long Beach
Jeff just finished his residency and we plan 4-6 years in this house. So keep in touch because we would 100% want your help again, you were such a godsend. I intend to write a letter of recommendation that you can show people. You probably have like 1500 of them! Tabbie and Jeff N., Fountain Valley
She was extremely knowledgeable and helped us through every step of the stressful home buying process! As first time homebuyers, we were a little unfamiliar with all that was involved and she was right there to answer all of our questions and lead us the right way. She was also very patient and did not push us into anything we weren't comfortable with. Overall Carin made this process a pleasant and smooth one!!! Thank you Carin!
Sire: We recently had the pleasure of selling and purchasing a house using the services of Carin Lundahl, who works out of your office. We use the word "pleasure" intentionally, as Carin made what could have been a most frustrating experience, given today's market, into one we look back upon with happiness and gratitude. We first put our house in Fountain Valley on the market in January, and put a bid on a house at the same time. Carin worked closely with us and gave us great advice and guidance during the process. Unfortunately, during that process, the market began to change; bidders on our house turned out not to be serious, and after a period of time, we had to cancel escrow on the house we were purchasing, and eventually took our home off the market. The experience was emotionally draining for us, and Carin was always supportive, and understanding to our decision at that time. After two months of sitting out and regrouping, we re-entered the market armed with a fresh attitude and Carin's energy; we are pleased to say that last month we not only closed the sale of our house, but on the purchase of the house we had originally wanted some eight months ago - at a net savings compared to the price levels existing at that time. We now are settled happily in our new house, and owe that to Carin, who was persistent in her efforts, but always respectful of our desires and our state of mind. She is a rarity in today's business world - a true professional who sincerely cares about her clients, not just a potential income, but as real individuals. We trust you are aware that you have such a person working in your office, but we just wanted to share our thoughts and feelings with you. Anybody we know who will ever be looking to buy and/or sell their house, you can rest assured we will refer Carin's way. Gary and Laurie O., Fountain Valley