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Oriana Shea: Five-Star Service | Expert Knowledge | Superior Resources | Unparalleled Commitment |Buying a higher-end home in Long Beach could have been a frustrating experience had we not found Oriana Shea at Keller Williams. Though we have bought and sold half a dozen homes in the Midwest, this was our first in California. The housing stock, the competition, the negotiation process, the regulations... all combined to create a daunting game that required a seasoned ally to help us navigate the playing field.With Oriana on our team, we knew we had an advantage in finding our dream home. She took the time to get to know us... to learn exactly what we were seeking: style of house, neighborhood amenities, schools, commute times, dining, shopping, energy level. She also took the time to educate us about California's aggressive housing market. Very quickly, we identified our top communities and began digging in. The market was soft, with few houses remotely matching our criteria. Oriana got to work. Taking a proactive approach, she mailed letters to all homeowners in our desired areas. She reviewed houses that had been on the market and then off again. She tapped her resources and kept her ear to the ground to learn about opportunities before they went public. To say she beat the bushes, would be a true understatement.Most importantly, however, Oriana was as committed to the hunt as we were. She was the first to say: "This home is great, but I think we can do even better for your dream home. Let's wait." We greatly appreciated her knowledge of the area as well as her access to statistical information. She helped us understand when houses were severely overpriced or had major shortcomings... and she gave us the confidence to know when to pull the trigger.Throughout the process, Oriana offered scores of resources to help with everything from financing and inspections, to closing and repair services. She and her team of vetted specialists gave us the confidence and security we needed to feel comfortable making one of the most crucial decisions of our lives... investing in a family home.In the future, we would turn to no other realtor than Oriana Shea.
Great group of people to have working with you. Oriana and her team helped me selling my house in SoCal while I was living in Connecticut. They did everything for me! My house had a buyer before we formally put it on the market. Her team was there for all of the appointments for inspections, appraisal, etc. while I was on the East Coast. I HIGHLY recommend Oriana Shea and her team!
Oriana was incredibly patient with me as I had been trying to move from Los Angles to the Los Altos section of Long Beach for several years weighing the choice of commuting to LA for work against the attractive valuations in Long Beach relative to pricey West LA. It honestly took me a few years of on-again/off-again searching until we came across the perfect house and Oriana was able to submit the offer and get it accepted within a day or two under market. She was personable and professional throughout the process and very in tune with the local market as well as supply/demand and valuations in the general SoCal region. She also is excellent in helping with design ideas and local contacts for workmen and we remain friends several years after our transaction. You will enjoy working with Oriana and find her service nothing short of excellent. – Dennis Cottone
Oriana helped me find the PERFECT HOME!I am a younger buyer who was looking but pushed out of the market 2 years ago due to investors buying everything in cash. She knew the market so well that she told me the perfect time to start looking again. Her and her team spent a good amount of time understanding my needs, wants, and desires. After about two weeks of researching different homes, we final settled on looking at 7 in the area I wanted to live in. We saw all 7 in one day, and I had not only found but named my home that very day.They understood exactly what I wanted, and did not give me the run around looking at home out of my area or price range. Now the crucial part came in to play, GETTING THE HOME. Oriana is so knowledgeable and understands the market so well, she told me exactly what I should offer to get my bid accepted. A few problems arouse in the inspection, she did not hesitate to make sure that I was comfortable at all times with my decision before closing. She and her team made sure that those issues were resolved before loan documents were signed. So with her Help I purchase a BEAUTIFUL home, in my favorite area of town. I am thankful for her help every shingle time I come home and step in my house. Thank you Oriana and Team. – Stephen Casey
Oriana has been my real estate agent for many years. I was looking for a home near CSULB close to ten years ago. After discussing with her exactly what I was looking for; lot size, room arrangements, and condition of house, she showed me several houses which met my requirements. She was a fabulous negotiator with the seller's agent, and I got a great price for my dream house. Since then she has represented me when selling other properties. I have recommended her to friends and she has sold and bought for them as well. Oriana knows the Long Beach area and the surrounding areas extremely well, and she will find exactly what you are looking for. Oriana is also very personable, friendly and very easy to work with. – Carolyn Katsufrakis
Going to escrow in less than a week after listing, with an offer that meets our asking price, which exceeded the sale price of the home less than a year ago!!! That's got to be some kind of record!! When my brother suddenly passed away I became executor for his estate, which included the dream home he had just recently purchased. His purchase price was slightly above comparable homes in the area as the previous owners had made considerable improvements. Since I live in NJ, I knew I needed someone who understood the market well in Southern California and could handle all the logistics of a probate sale, including emptying the house of personal belongings, staging the house for family buyers (my brother was a single man), and even calling AAA to jump start his Corvette and get it loaded onto a carrier and shipped to the east coast. These are not tasks typically handled by a real estate agent, but Oriana showed no hesitation in taking on these tasks and performing above and beyond what anyone would expect of their agent. She developed an online ad for the property that resulted in multiple offers the first weekend it was listed, most at asking price and one that exceeded. Oriana knew the market well enough to know what buyers wanted, and how to market to those buyers. Oriana and her staff have little competition in my opinion, as they are performing at a level of professionalism, efficiency, and knowledge that far exceeds other agents. I highly recommend Oriana Shea & Company and feel fortunate to have found someone I can trust like a family member. I only wish she worked on the east coast, so I could recommend her to friends. – Donna Woronkiewicz
Simply the BEST!!! We used Oriana a few years ago for the sale our home and the purchase of another in the area. Utimately, the deal didn't work out as the buyer of our home fell thru as they had a co-signer back out (the purchase of our new home was contingent on the sale of our existing home). Oriana and her entire team demonstrated the highest level of professionalism, knowledge and communication throughout the entire process. From the first time we met with her when she shared her marketing strategies to the completion of the transations we had all our questions/concerns addressed in a prompt and professional manner. She helped us prepare and 'stage' our home and had professional photographs to help ensure we'd have timely offers for the top dollar value. I have recommended her to several other friends/neighbors and will continue to do so. Thank you Oriana Shea and Company! – Shannon Cunningham
Oriana Shea has been our realtor for several years. Through that process she also became our friend. She came highly recommended for good reason as we later found out. My wife and I were looking for an income property. We were in our 40s and were trying to be proactive about preparing for retirement. We knew very little about real estate. Oriana met with us, discuss our situation, committed to working hard to satisfy our needs related to property purchases and made us feel comfortable about a very big investment decision. I was skeptical at first because I had met with realtors before. They were generally pretty pushy and aggressive types that had some knowledge but seemed to lack the details that we needed to better understand the home buying process. Oriana was different. I have never met a person who works so hard at her craft but still manages to make it seem effortless. She put no pressure on us whatsoever. She knows everything you’ll need regardless of your situation. I typically don’t write endorsements because they tend to be problematic if the person you endorse can’t live up to your claims. I can say with confidence that Oriana will exceed all of your expectations; she’s that good. We have since purchase a second property with Oriana’s help. The transaction could not have gone better. If I had to sum up my experience with Oriana in one word I would say trust. She has always been honest with us and never put us in a situation that we later regretted. She is competent and professional and provided us with experience that we continue to draw on today. She continues to be good counsel for us and is a person I do not hesitate to call when I have questions about houses, landscaping, colors, property management, etc. Buying property is not something that is done frequently so it is difficult to find someone you can count on to help you navigate. Oriana Shea is that person. Call her. You won’t be sorry. – Tom McDonald
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Oriana during the purchase of our home from family. We are first time home buyers so the paperwork was overwhelming but she helped explain everything quickly and efficiently. The whole process was nerve racking but she kept all parties involved aware of everything that was going on. She has a great team working with her that are really on top of things. Even the termite company she used for us did such an amazing job that I have been recommending them to everyone I know. Thank you Oriana! – Emma Sisk
Oriana is an awesome real estate professional! Her expertise made selling our home an absolute breeze. When the buyers gave us trouble, Oriana handled the issues and kept the closing on track... I would recommend her without reservation, her knowledge and experience was invaluable in selling our home! The only reason I gave her a 5 star rating is because 6 stars was not an offered option... we love you Oriana! – Tom Charrier