They were fabulous! We highly recommend them.
I knew the first day I met Erin at an open house that we actually had found a team that we could trust and who really cares about people and their needs. I work in the service industry and it is very difficult to find people who truly understand what service is all about. We were lucky enough to find this with Erin and Richard. Although there were times that I didn't think we would find just what we were looking for, Erin and Richard never gave up on us. You both stayed in the game and kept us focused on the end result. We are so happy to be living in our new home. We can be a family now! Our son just loves it and so do we. Thanks again for everything you did to help us. Art & I recommend your services to everyone we know is looking to buy a home. And down the road we plan to upgrade to a bigger home and will certainly be giving you a call for your assistance. Thanks again!
She supplied me with every detail I needed to decide it was the right time to sell. The effort she put in to staging the home was above and beyond what I expected from a realtor and as if that wasn't enough, she quickly secured an offer of full asking price which quickly and easily turned into the sale of my home! It was the easiest real estate transaction I've ever had. Thank you Erin!"
My boyfriend and I finally decided that it was time to really be serious about buying a home. As first time buyers, we were very clueless on what to expect when purchasing a new home. We met up with Erin and Jay one afternoon and they broke down the whole process for us from start to finish. The information that they provided us armed us with the knowledge to go out and begin shopping for our new home. Through a lot of searching and ups and downs, Team Kociela was with us the whole way. We searched for about a month, put in offers and were denied numerous times until someone finally accepted our offer. Erin and her team were always prompt and responsive when we found something we were interested in. I love the fact that they are high tech and most communication was through email or text. It made things very easy for us. When it came time to buy, I was happy that, again, most everything was electronic. With all of our busy schedules, it was very nice to be able to just open our email and sign our documents electronically. After 30 days of escrow, we closed and are now homeowners. With the help of Team Kociela, my boyfriend and I went from renting a room out of a house to becoming homeowners in a matter of two months. I am so amazed how fast everything happened. Thank you again Team Kociela. I recommend you to ANYONE who is looking to buy/sell and wish to have a proactive team to help them out. We look forward to working with you again. Always, Tim & Jen
Bringing a sale to a successful close for both buyer and seller is a team effort. I wish everybody worked the way you did. The sellers are very happy that your buyers love the home and are moving in. Thanks for everything. Laura
Her first hand knowledge of the area, its quiet, family oriented neighborhoods helped match our house with a qualified buyer very quickly. She was always available for my questions about the sales and escrow process. She got required documents to me in a very timely manner and always kept me informed throughout the process. Along with her extensive personal knowledge of the market area, what I appreciated the most about Erin was her professional integrity in dealing with potential buyers and her patience and calm demeanor. I strongly recommend Team Kociela!
!! They helped us find the perfect new house and gave us great advice on how to prep our old house to get the best price. Erin personally took me to see many, many houses, and used her vast experience to help us narrow them down to the perfect choice. I don't know how soon we will move again (because our house is perfect), but if we do, we will certainly contact Erin and Richard again.
Herdeg and I wanted to thank you for the wonderful help you gave us in purchasing our new home in Tustin. We hated the thought of looking for a house, but you made it so easy for us, by checking out all the properties in advance, and only showing us those that really fitted our desires. You seemed to know just what we had in mind. We just closed escrow today, in what seems like record time - only three weeks, and without any problems. You brought everything to us, from paperwork,to inspectors, to repairmen and knew just whom to call when we had questions or needed something. You were a delight to work with, and while we do not intend to move again in the near future, you certainly are the first person we would call! Thanks again for all your help. Tustin, CA
We had no idea that we'd find a place that we'd love so quickly or that we'd come close to losing on our bid if not for Erin Kociela's sage advice. She patiently carried us through the entire process, doling out advice from her years of experience along the way, and ultimately guiding us all the way through to close on our new home. We're so grateful for all of Erin's support and assistance, and we look forward to calling Erin when we're ready to move into our next home.
Mr. Kociela is/was super attentive to all our needs and concerns. He is the best real estate agent I have ever worked with. They are a great team!
My fiancee and I walked into buying a home with next to no knowledge of the process or how to go about getting information. Erin was calm, patient and understanding; she held our hands the whole way through, making sure that we comfortable and more knowledgeable at every step.Erin's years of experience really shone through in the advice that she gave us without ever making us feel pressured. We are so happy with our first ever home that we found and closed on sooner than we could have ever dreamed. I would recommend Erin to anyone in a heartbeat.
The team was competent, hard-working, and knowledgeable = just the right mix for a great real estate team!
I live in Pasadena, so it was very important to me to work with a realtor team that I could rely on to advise me and help me stage her house for sale since I wasn't local to the area. The team was easy to get a hold of (text, email, phone), quick to respond, respectful of our desires and patient with our concerns. Erin Kociela has the most amazing eye and her suggestions for prepping the house for sale were perfect in that they were very budget friendly, yet had a huge wow factor. The house showed incredibly well and we received several offers within days of it going on the market -- all at or above asking. The team then did an impressive job of negotiating on our behalf to get my mom the best possible sales price. Their attitude and approach not just to us, but to potential buyers and other agents was always professional, friendly and courteous. Not only are they excellent in a business capacity, they are truly nice and caring people so it was a pleasure working with them.
She is always follows up and updates us on new listings, always available for showings and open houses. She has a great knowledge on the market and is great at guiding both buyers and sellers. Erin is honest and reliable.
She came into our home and gave much needed advice on how to get ready to sell (even helped with new wall color choices!). Her suggestion on pricing was perfect. Our house soldin one week!!!!! The next step - finding a new home - was even better. Erin patiently showed me more than 20 houses, until we found the perfect new home. This home had multiple offers, and thanks to Erin's negotiating skills, we won the bid! We moved in last December and love our new home. Erin made house shopping an enjoyable experience. She took away all of the stress. I highly recommend Team Kociela!!!!"lhontour20730 Calle Pera, Yorba Linda, CA 92886
We were not working with any realtors and of course at each open house we visited brought a variety of realtors trying to solicit us for representation. After visiting some 20-30 homes there was one realtor that stood out above the rest. A realtor that was very knowledgeable, professional, non-pushy and just easy to talk to...that realtor was Erin Kociela. Not only did we choose her to represent us in purchasing our current home, she has become a friend. I highly recommend Team Kociela if you are looking for a truly good realtor to represent you to buy or sale a home.
I knew the first day I met Erin at an open house that we actually had found a team that we could trust and who really cares about people and their needs. I work in the service industry and it is very difficult to find people who truly understand what service is all about. We were lucky enough to find this with Erin and Richard.Although there were times that I didn't think we would find just what we were looking for, Erin and Richard never gave up on us. You both stayed in the game and kept us focused on the end result.We are so happy to be living in our new home. We can be a family now! Our son just loves it and so do we.Thanks again for everything you did to help us. Art & I recommend your services to everyone we know is looking to buy a home. And down the road we plan to upgrade to a bigger home and will certainly be giving you a call for your assistance.Thanks again!Sincerely,Linda Grant
We had been looking at homes on our own and were approached by various agents, but none of them felt right. My husband and I were buying our first single family home and were very green to the whole process. Erin and Jay explained the whole process to us during our first meeting which was informative and comforting. After that first meeting we spend at least one day a week together for 7 months! They became part of our family quickly. We hit several bumps during our home search process and both Erin and Jay were quick to know when something wasn't right so we could move on quick and painless. Anyways, after many months of hard work Erin and Jay managed to get us into the home we wanted the most! It took many offers that started in November and ended in May but they got the job done and we made great friends during the process.
No listing is too big or too small and she is able to come up with the most creative ideas. It was important to us to be able to reach Erin when needed and she was always there. Our home was listed by Erin during the economic downturn and by the time she was finished we were in a bidding war. Because of this we were able to purchase the home of our dreams. We always tell our friends, family and new acquaintances Erin and her team are the ones to take care of their real estate needs. Thank you Erin for all you have done for us.
My wife Judie and I first met Erin Kociela at an open home in the Foothills of Tustin Heights that we saw advertised for open house. The home was stunning and we were immediately attracted to Erin and her gracious attitude and finite experience with this home and this region we were interested in purchasing in. As we looked with Erin and Jay at other properties in the area our process was simplified by their careful analysis of our interests and needs and ability to rapidly zero in on specific properties which matched our requirements. We did find a wonderful property of interest which we negotiate for and were not able to close an escrow. At this same time we placed our estate property in San Clemente in a listing with Erin and Team Kociela and that property had multiple offers the first day and and was sold before going into Multiple Listings. We remain in close contact with Erin and Jay and consistently send friends and associates to them for their expertise.
Tustin is not our neighborhood, so we really didn't know who to choose to help us sell the house. My husband found Team Kociela here on Yelp and we decided to take a chance. Erin, Richard and Jay have been nothing less than outstanding. They had a vision for ways that we could upgrade the house and make it more appealing to buyers at a very reasonable cost. They handled all of the contractors, who did an excellent job. The house is so beautiful that I wish my aunt and uncle could have lived in it when it was in this new condition. They would have loved it. It makes me feel happy to know that the house is looking great and that a new family will soon be moving into it. This is the first time that I've sold a home and Team Kociela has been patient with explaining the process. They return calls and emails very promptly and even though we are in Los Angeles, I feel that we have been very much a part of the process. a process that has been painless and easy ( at least on our end, I know that Erin, Jay and Richard have been hard at work!) The house was fixed up and on the market fast. We had several offers both during "sneak peeks" and immediately following the first open house. We accepted the offer of a nice family that came to the open house. I have no hesitation in recommending Team Kociela and I would use them again in a heartbeat. They are professional, kind and a fun group of people!
With their help we bought our first condo and it is better than we could have imagined. When we started looking for homes in North Orange County, we didn't realize at first how competitive the market was. We ran into quite a few tough situations where we relied completely on Erin's advice and years of experience to guide us to the best decision. We spent a lot of time together, sometimes looking at homes 2 or 3 times a week and we have become good friends with Erin and Jay in the process. Within only 2 months we found our first place, and we could not be happier as first time home buyers!
We interviewed a few realtors before choosing them. We wanted to sell our house fast, but for a good price. I wanted someone who would do a great job of advertising. We chose Team Kociela and I am so glad we did. The other realtors wanted to sell our house for much less. They didn't understand the value of a house in North Tustin. Erin Knew the true value of our house. She also had amazing suggestions to make my house beautiful. We received a great offer right away. Then we made an offer on our dream house in North Tustin. Erin was an amazing negotiator and we got it for the price we wanted. I called Erin daily. She never was frustrated with all my questions. One day when I didn't call, she called me to check if I had any questions that day. During one stressful day she came right over with dark chocolate and information to ease my stress. We are so glad we chose Team Kociela!!