What our clients say about us:
Dear Herb and LaVonne-
What can we say – you are simply the best! Thank you so much for the wonderful job you
did selling our parent’s home in Lake Forest.
The two of you make an amazing team and go so far above and beyond what
we expected or have ever experienced with realtors in the past. You are such experts in your field and gave
us great advice from the very beginning as far as what was needed to get the
home ready to sell, showing us the many comps used to set a fair listing price,to
getting the house sold for top dollar in a very short time—Thank you, Thank
you, Thank you! Living out of state and selling a home as a trustee could have made
this a difficult process but you were there the entire time making sure every
detail was taken care of and more importantly, we knew we could trust you with
everything!! The time and effort you put in was incredible and is so much
appreciated. We can honestly say that we
could not have done this without you and in the process, have come to know you
not only as great realtors but also as friends!
For anyone looking to hire a realtor,we highly recommend Herb
and LaVonne of Orange County Realty – they are the Best of the Best!
With heartfelt gratitude -
John and Kay Gilbertson
Our family who lives in Serrano Park, at tract Lake Forest, has been working with LaVonne and Herb for over 15 years. We own several homes in town and LaVonne and Herb have always represented us weather it was a sale or a purchase. They have always been honest, knowledgeable, and hardworking. We know that we can trust them to affectively handle any transaction, and some were difficult! We are so thankful to have had the opportunity to benefit from their vast experience and knowledge as we weathered the ups and downs of the Orange County real estate market. We highly recommend them to anyone who is selling or buying a home. The Josipovich Family
Merry Christmas to you, Herb, and your family!
I want to take this opportunity to thank you again for all of your help in purchasing 21 Belcanto. Katherine and I have everything moved in, we've made some updates to wall colors and furniture to fit our style, and the house is feeling more and more like ours every day! We are loving every bit of it: the house itself, the neighborhood, the neighbors, the people we meet at the dog park, etc. I think we are having the polar opposite feeling of buyer's remorse! We are very grateful for all the work that you put into getting us into the house, and we are excited to host our first Christmas as a married couple in our house. It is a very exciting time, with many thanks to your efforts!
Hope all is well.
I have been working with LaVonne for 14 years, through several transactions as both a buyer and seller. LaVonne has always done an outstanding job representing me. She works tirelessly and keeps close tabs on everyone involved to make sure the process is as smooth as possible. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is in the market to buy a home, or looking to sell. Mike Noack
We met LaVonne and Herb while attending open houses in the Orange County, California area. We first met Herb, who after inquiring as to what type of home we were searching for sent us to an open house LaVonne was holding that day. We met LaVonne and Herb at several open houses over the 2 years we were searching for a home. After about the third coincidental meeting, we decided to give them an opportunity to actively represent us on offers we were submitting. We had tried other agents, but those agents were not able to either find the home we were looking for, or negotiate a deal that could close. Once we decided to use LaVonne and Herb, we aggressively began looking and viewing again. They were very responsive to what we were looking for and only recommended properties for viewing that met most if not all of our criteria. They did not try and talk us into putting offers in on homes that were not suited to us. We found that with other agents though, as other agents appeared to be more focused on closing a deal rather than brokering a deal that put us in the home we were looking for. They were patient with our search even though I know it must have been frustrating for them as our criteria was pretty tight. We had looked for more than two years, already owned a property, and were in no rush, so we were really focused on finding the EXACT home we wanted, and not just a home to settle into. At the end of the day we found that home! Thank you LaVonne and Herb! We would recommend these agents to anyone who is in need of a patient and knowledgeable agent in the purchase of real property in Orange County, California…. J. Humann
We chose a house that had seven offers on it the day after it was listed. Through LaVonne and Herb's expertise, we were able to get the house and are extremely happy one year later. They'd also helped us find rentals in the past and find a replacement tenant that allowed us to break our lease and move into our new purchase with no penalty from our landlord. They are knowledgeable, reliable, quick to respond and are not high-pressure. We unconditionally recommend them to anyone we know is in the market to sell or buy.… The Levensons
In 2010 LaVonne and Herb negotiated the sale of my former home (equity sale) in less than 3 mos including a 21 day close of escrow for a good profit in a declining real estate market. Lavonne then assisted me in purchasing a new property in 2011(better fit for my current needs) for a sale price $50K less than the original asking price. This purchase was a short sale and Lavonne coached me to the end to assist with closing this difficult transaction. I love my new home and I would recommend Lavonne and Herb to any customer looking to either buy or sell in this market. Very professional, excellent follow through and superior industry knowledge! M. Olea
I bought my townhome from LaVonne and Herb, and they also have shown me several investment properties, which I am considering purchasing. I would never work with anyone else. Their knowledge and experience has proven invaluable to me. Also, their excellant communication and negotiatiating skills enabled me to purchase my dream home. Aside from their professional skills, they are wonderful and kind people and were there to support me through some tough times. P. McKernan
LaVonne and Herb have been my family's real estate agent since 1996. They assisted our family in buying/selling/leasing many homes and condos, both as primary residences and rental, for the past 20+ years.
Their professionalism is beyond repute and impeccable. They tended to our every need however unusual and accommodated us in such a manner that we couldn't think of using any other real estate agent but them.
On behalf of my family, I take great pleasure in commending Lavonne and Herb, to any person or family, seeking a reliable, trustworthy and dependable real estate agent to assist in their endeavor to buy and/or sell a home.
I welcome any feedback and/or questions as I would be only happy to expound further on their attributes.