“Lorene and John are two of the nicest people in the world, as well as being top notch realtors. Lorene and John listened carefully to our unique needs for a house, had tons of patience, they worked hard to show us numerous homes and were very honest at times when we were ready to give up and buy the wrong house just to have one. Lorene and John made the closing process smooth and easy, they explained every question in detail and made sure nothing was left to question. As we remodel this house we still consult them as their vision and market knowledge is always up to date and valuable. I don't relish the thought of ever moving again, but if needed Lorene and John would be my first and only call if I had to sell my home or buy another. Trustworthy, hardworking, ethical, and honest. Best in the business.”
- RaeLynn M.
“John and Lorene are FANTASTIC to work with. We bought our home from them 10 years ago in a super smooth and easy process. They have made themselves available ever since to answer questions about the house and the neighborhood. We recently made an offer on another home and while we pulled out of the process before completion, John and Lorene were endlessly helpful in preparing our home for listing and in dealing with a difficult bank transaction. When we pulled out of the deal, they were gracious and understanding. We will definitely be using them when we finally do sell and move on.”
- Rebecca R.
“John and Lorene sold my home 3 years ago in La Costa Oaks. They make an excellent pairing. My house was bare of furniture and full of baby toys. Lorene spent two weekends helping me shop and stage the house. I saved a bunch of money because I didn't have to hire stagers. She has an amazing artistic eye. John steps in and does an awesome job with negotiations and business paper work. The two complement each other very well in their individual strengths.”
- Songdo Y.
"John and Lorene are the dream team! We both bought and sold our home (multiple offers within days and escrow following) through this salt-of-the-earth, yet unassuming, powerhouse couple who’re perfectly harmonized in both aspects. With a decision that carries such gravity they make it as stress-free and effortless as possible all while keeping you well informed with as much communication as desired based on the individual needs of your family.
Lorene is your “magical unicorn” and will truly transform your home. In fact, the word “staging” hardly encompasses what she can do. Her amazing eye along with the tools she’s perfected through her relationships and years in the business are priceless! I know how difficult it can be watching your home take on a mini-face lift (even on an amazingly small budget) but believe me, trusting her to do what she was born to do will bring you to offers quickly!
She’s equally talented in quickly understanding your needs and style of home you want. She also asks the crucial questions you hadn’t thought of when looking for your dream home. She will also share her resources with you to design a perfect living space!
John is yin to Lorene’s yang and the numbers statistician/ contract part to dream team. This wasn’t an area I was in the least bit interested in but it’s crucial! He decodes all the information and presents it in a way that is not only understandable but he finds all the little nuances in the “paperwork” side that could potential either cost or save you money. He then uses both experience and his gift with contracts and numbers to negotiate... He’s the person you want weeding though the several inches of paperwork in addition to inspection piece of buying/selling a home.
The best part? John and Lorene are truly great people. They’re passionate about what they do and they genuinely care about each of the families they are working with. It’s a relationship that, at least for us, will last a lifetime.”
- K.D., La Costa
"John and Lorene were excellent in assisting us in selling our large home. From the moment we met them it was clear that they were experts in their field and extremely kind and genuinely caring people. We met multiple realtors while trying to find the right selling agent, but John and Lorene were an amazing pair to meet and I could tell instantly that our best interest and forming a relationship with us was their highest priority.
They performed with precision and expertise helping us prepare, stage, and show our home within a few weeks of our first meeting. Our home ultimately closed escrow at the full value we aimed for, and above the local comp values other agents were stuck trying to price the home at, just for simplicity. I loved the fact that John could predict that the value I wanted for our house was at the high end for the area but still realistic with hard work, and he executed on that promise and we closed on that same value at the end of escrow!
They worked exceptionally well and were able to receive multiple offers within the first weekend of showing. Their expertise and incredible attention to detail never changed even during escrow, when we had to make a difficult decision to drop our highest, but contingent, offer and move forward with the second highest offer. John's sound advice worked perfectly to secure the offer which would truly move along to closing. This was an example of their earned expertise and community knowledge, since they knew the agent selling for our new buyers and had seen the home they were selling, and could confidently predict that this home would sell with ease and ensure our sale would close.
John knows the best tradesmen across the county and keeps an incredible list of specialists to solve any issue that may arise in inspection and the close of escrow. We had very little extra time to work through the escrow/inspection stage of our home sale, but John handled so much that we were exceptionally grateful for his hard work. In comparison to other showing agents we have purchased from, John and Lorene stand head to shoulders above the rest and demonstrated more dedication, honesty, and expertise than we have ever seen before.
Even after closing on our sale we still see them around town, receive updates and communication, and see them involved with the community and ourselves included.
Wonderful team! I would work with them again."
- J.S., Encinitas
"...Lorene and John's expertise in the marketplace, attention to detail, eye for staging, and calming presence made one of the most stressful periods in life smooth sailing. Their immediate response to even the most trivial requests reinforced their commitment to helping our family through the selling process. "
- D.D. , Carlsbad
"John and Lorene were exceptional to work with during the process of selling our home. They gave us great advice during our initial meeting, worked closely with us during the staging process, and are the most knowledgeable agents on the market trends in this area. They understood our objectives, allowing us to be patient and most importantly maximize our selling price."
- G.H. Encinitas, CA
"We have bought and sold 24 homes, and we have to say loudly and clearly that Lorene and John have been by far the most perfectly professional Realtors who have enthusiastically and eagerly met all our selling needs."
- L.N. La Costa Oaks, Carlsbad