June 15, 2018
I met Sharon Armstrong at an open house and I knew right away she was the Real Estate Agent for me. I had met other stuffy agents at other open houses, but Sharon seemed more like a friend that wanted to go house shopping with me. She genuinely wanted to help find me my dream home, and have fun doing it. I was a first-time homebuyer and had so many questions. She was always available with answers and held my hand every step of the way. We searched for months for the right place, and now that it's all over I really understand how important your relationship with your agent is. You end up spending a lot of time together. I've already recommended Sharon to my friends and family and will continue to do so.
April 26, 2018
Michael McAndrews was amazing realtor! He really hustled to find us our perfect family home. He sent us many listings that fit our needs and accommodated our schedules to see the homes. He was honest and very informative. We put an offer on one house but thank god the sellers accepted another offer because Michael found us the perfect house that hadn't even hit the market yet. He knew what we wanted and knew we couldn't waste time and made us come that day to look at it. My husband fell in love and told me when I got off work that night, I needed to see it. We put an offer in the next day and now we are all moved in and happy as we can be! Thank you Oriana Shea for putting us into our perfect home!
March 27, 2018
We recently used the Oriana Shea Group to both sell our existing home and purchase our new home. This is a group of consummate professionals who worked extremely hard to help get us what we wanted on both sides of buying and selling. We actually used Oriana When we purchased our first house 8 years ago and came back to her because we trusted her to make the process as smooth as possible. Keegan assisted us in looking for the new house and was instrumental in ending a bidding war in our favor and helped with facilitating a touchy seller. Oriana and her marketing team helped us make decisions on selling our house that made it more attractive to buyers and we were under contract very quickly. The team also utilizes "Docusign" which allowed us to sign many parts of the paperwork virtually, which also helped for a smoother process. I highly recommend this team!
March 22, 2018
I bought my home in Huntington Beach five years ago with Oriana and had such a great experience--she got some work done on a shared fence AFTER the close of the sale--that I had her sell my house last month as I'm moving to Idaho soon. Her staging was great and in two weekends we had something like over 50 people come through and within 10 days my house sold at a price my wife and I were very happy with. It was a very painless process and what's great about Oriana--and Irene who I worked with equally--is they are on top of things every step of the way and walk you through what you need to do so there's no uncertainly. Even after the close of escrow, Oriana and crew kept checking in to see how we were doing. The whole team was personable and fun and took the stress out of selling... which we totally needed! I would and do recommend The Oriana Shea Group to anyone looking to buy or sell. Previous review: 7/23/2016 Oriana helped me buy a great home in Huntington Beach four years ago and she still checks in regularly and has become a friend whom I've referred other people to (including one family who sold their house with her). When I was going through my home purchase, Oriana was there every step of the way explaining what needed to be done and was a bulldog when it came to representing my interests--like having the neighbor fix a fence their tree roots and branches had damaged. The best thing I can say about Oriana is I will refer her to ANYONE--including family and close friends--who need to sell or buy a home. She's the best realtor and I wouldn't go with anyone else! 4/3/2012 Previous review Our family recently completed a home purchase in Huntington Beach and Oriana was awesome throughout the entire process. She was recommended to us by another realtor who was retiring but said we'd get great service from Oriana and we did. From going out and looking at houses to closing and even calling her after we moved in to ask how to turn on the heater (haha, she helped us there, too!), she and Nadia were a pleasure to work with. Oriana was fun but could be tough and get it done when we needed that, too. We will recommend her to any we know looking for a realtor and help finding or selling a home
December 26, 2017
Michael from the Oriana Shea Group was the perfect agent to help my wife and I purchase our first home! We started out going to open houses on our own without an agent within our target areas of Long Beach. We met Michael at one property that we viewed; he was representing the selling agency. From the very first conversation he was extremely friendly and helpful, providing us with a wealth of local knowledge of the area (he grew up in Long Beach) and giving us much insight into the home buying process. We liked him so much that we used him as our buying agent to bid on that same property, which was a smooth and easy process thanks to his responsiveness as well as the responsiveness of those at the agency he represents. We didn't end up with the winning offer, but stuck with Michael to view numerous other properties in the following few weeks. Anytime we saw listings that we were interested in seeing, Michael would accommodate our schedule to meet us at the properties, which were all over the place, from Long Beach to Cerritos to La Palma and to Cypress. After a many viewed properties and a few failed offers, we had an offer accepted by a seller in an excellent neighborhood of Long Beach. Michael was there to help and support us through the whole offering and purchasing process, personally showing up to be with us at key events, such as our home inspection, meeting with potential contractors, signing the final papers for closing, and throwing a celebration for handing over our keys. Even now, he stays in touch to see how we are with our multi-month home rebuild and remodel and to see if there's anything else he can do to help. Michael made this first time home buying experience a breeze for us, and we couldn't have hoped for a better agent and person to guide us along the way!
November 20, 2017
I would definitely recommend Oriana and her group if you are interested in buying/selling your home. She and her team are true professionals and made the job of selling our home much easier. She and her team walked us through each step and were always available to answer questions. Our house sold within 12 days of hitting the market
August 12, 2017
I can honestly say that Oriana and her wonderful team made buying our first condo a great experience! All of the help they provide is amazing and they truly care about you. We felt like they went above and beyond to make the process seamless by meeting with us at odd hours due to our complex schedules. Do yourself a favor and let Oriana and her team find you the home that you deserve!!
June 8, 2016
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.
April 9, 2016
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!
November 18, 2015
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