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.
Extremely competent and knowledgeable about the LA/Orange County areas and the market. Would definitely recommend Oriana and her team if you are listing your house or are interested in buying. We listed our home with Oriana and her team and they were very helpful during the entire process. Our house sold after 12 days on the market. Oriana and her team are TRUE professionals!!!
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!!
We met with other real estate agents to list our home before interviewing Oriana Shea. We found her from another home in our neighborhood she listed that was older and not updated but sold for a great price. My husbands home had previously been listed by other agents over the years and NEVER received an offer. The moment we met with Oriana we knew she understood our home, our neighborhood (why homes sold as they did and others did not) and what needed to be done to show our home to it's potential. She also wanted to list it much higher than the other agents we met with. My husband signed with her at the end of our first appointment.
This is a full service agency, there was no request to hire a "Staging Company", Oriana knows how to stage a home. She made all of the recommendations for paint colors, updating landscaping and showing each room to their maximum benefit. She and her staff even helped with the shopping at Home Goods as I was recently out from surgery. They came in before photos of the home were taken and staged each room. It did not cost a lot, she used some of her own items and filled in with a few more items we needed (pillows, bed sets). When we saw the finished rooms and later the photos we were over the moon with the difference a fresh set of eyes and experience can do to transform a space.
Open house weekend came and attendance was impressive, She knew other agents locally and scheduled private appointments as well over the open house weekend. The best news came the following Monday, three families were interested in making offers. We received a full price offer and accepted!
It did not end there, Oriana stayed on task and made sure requests made to us as the sellers were reasonable and warranted, if it wasn't she spoke to the other agent without needing to make a big deal out of it. It was all handled professionally, which is why you hire the best to start with. She also represented us on home we found to purchase. She negotiated both the selling & purchasing to make sure the time table worked for everyone and dealt with issues protecting us as sellers & buyers.
We moved with no headaches on either end. Oriana even came to our new home to help us choose paint colors & discussed landscaping. Who does this for their clients?
We are happy to recommend the Oriana Shea Group to everyone we know!
This was, for me, a wonderful hassle free process. Made so, in great part by Oriana's tireless efforts to make it so.
Her recommendations and helpful suggestions were both welcomed and informative.
Her professional approach to the sale of our house was dramatically different from our first experience two years earlier when we listed the house through another agent. Who, despite the fact that he had little luck in presenting the property for sale, remains a friend.
We ended up with one offer that was $40,000.00 dollars under the asking price. This after 3 months on the market was very frustrating for us.
We cancelled the listing and decided to wait a year or two before trying again. We decided to approach Oriana because she was a friend and clearly a very successful real estate agent. she'd sold our son his first house and he was full of praise for the experience he'd had doing business with her.
I can't say enough about how Oriana prepared the house for viewing. On her first open house, she had no less than two hundred potential buyers view the house in one weekend.
She came away with 6 strong offers for the property and was able to explain to us how she chose to rank them in order of best to least, in her opinion.
We followed her advice and were soon in escrow with the strongest offer. The house closed shortly after that and we couldn't have been more pleased.
Thank you, Oriana, for giving us the best possible home selling experience.
Where do I begin? We put our home on the market in May, 2015 with an agent who promised fabulous marketing, and promotion, as well as expertise in the local area. Well, needless to say, the one and only offer we got was for $35,000.00 below asking! Luckily, we did not have to sell.
Fast forward to April this year...We approached Oriana with the possibility of taking on our home. Oriana agreed, and after doing some investigative work into what it would take to bring the house back to marketable, (it was a rental for 6 years) we agreed that Oriana was the right agent for the job. In a matter of 3 weeks, the house went from essentially something no one with in pride of ownership would consider living in, to a showplace! Beautiful landscaping, gorgeous interior paint and most of all staged to show the wonderful livability of the house which had been the home in which I raised my children.
The house went on the market, Friday night April 28th, Oriana and her group held open housed on both Saturday and Sunday, with better than 200 people traipsing thru to get a look. By Monday the 1st of May, we had 6 offers, 5 of which were full price or better, By Tuesday we had negotiated an all cash deal with a 10 day closing, and by May 15, we had closed and funded!
Oriana and her staff were on top of ever detail and we can not express adequately the degree to which we are absolutely certain the you too will have the best possible outcome to the sale of your home.
Thank you, thank you, thank you so very much Oriana, April and Melinda! You are magicians in disguise!
My realtor was Richelle Long. She was very attentive and patient with me. Would absolutely recommend her. Great attention to detail, and always followed through.
Oriana and her team are amazing. She helped me find a great home as part of a job relocation. The CA market is difficult to understand for noobies coming into CA. She took the time to educate us and we found a great home in a pretty competitive market.
Oriana has since helped us sell that same home during the holidays no less! Her teams marketing/selling strategy was a huge help in getting the house ready to present and find the right buyers.
If you're looking for the very best to sell your home, stop right here!! Their prep suggestions and off the hook photos & marketing yielded us a 10% higher sale price than we ever dreamed of! With 750 views and over 100 at open house, in less than one week we had 20 bidders with some offering far above appraisal! Shea had us in a solid, quick escrow one week later! This top notch team with personal touch absolutely blew us away! Forever grateful
Oriana was immeasurably helpful in guiding us through the tangled path toward Long Beach home ownership. She was very accommodating with our tight schedules, and provided a broad spectrum of properties and neighborhoods for us to consider.
She also offered knowledgeable guidance regarding market trends and targeted our eventual location early on in the process.
Oriana was nothing but professional and optimistic in all our interactions, and as a result, we are loving our new home.
I cannot recommend Oriana highly enough to anyone considering a move.