We were assisted in finding a buying the right home in Long Beach by Michael McAndrews from this group. We bought and sold many homes over many years and cities, Michael is, by far, the best realtor we've ever dealt with. The energy and knowledge he had especially with respect considerations of bids and in following. We were kept informed constantly. Until the purchase was completed as no representative we'd ever had before.
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.
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!
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!
Richelle Long is amazing! She is professional and extremely organized. She has made this home buying process like a walk-in-the-park. I was extremely nervous being a first time home buyer, and she was there for me every step of the way. I am so happy I went with the Oriana Shea team! Richelle cares for her clients happiness and is responsive and supportive. I can't say enough great things about my home buying experience with Richelle by my side! Even though I hit some rough patches with sellers, Richelle was there to always lift me up helping me to not loose hope. She pushed through any and all obstacles and tada... I'm the proud new owner of my very first adorably sweet new home! Thank you Richelle and thank you Oriana for having such an amazing team at your side!!
I understand everyone knows some friend or family member that is a realtor and can help with the selling of your home, but they can not compete with Oriana's professionalism and dedication to her work. -Does your realtor walk through every room and offer suggestions (fresh paint here, new pillows there, take this down, put that up)? -Does your realtor accompany you to Home Goods to shop for items to better stage your home for open house? -Does your Realtor have a team that stays on top of all the paper work, from offers, to inspections reports, escrow papers, everything? Within two days of the first open house, I received 5 offers with the lowest one being for asking price. That is twice now that she has assisted me in selling a home, and with both homes Oriana worked her magic and sold them within a week of being listed. I cannot stress this enough, you may know a realtor but YOU DO NOT KNOW A REALTOR LIKE ORIANA SHEA
I live in Oakland, CA and needed to sell my parents' home in Cypress. I wanted a local realtor who would be able to do everything, including taking care of updating and repairing the property if I was unable to be down there. I chose Oriana Shea and now that the house has been sold I can say that it would not have been possible to have a better experience than I did with Oriana and her team. I moved to Cypress, into the house, to clear out the house, do some repairs and updating. About midpoint I moved back to Oakland and Oriana and a work crew took over and did everything that was needed including paint inside and out, new tiling, new hardware and light fixtures everywhere, etc. Oriana got very good prices for the work to be done and was pretty careful about how she spent my money. The quality of the work was very good. Oriana had great taste, great ideas and was flexible and accommodating in every way. It was amazing that I was able to just walk away and Oriana did everything needed to get the house in great shape and look great for the sale. Add "construction manager" to Oriana's list of skills! The house was listed and sold in a few days with 26 offers. Everything went so well I sort of wish I could do it again!
Oriana Shea and Company recently assisted my family with the purchase of our first home. The fact that they love what they do AND do it well, brightly shines through. Honest to God, I have not one negative (or even mediocre) thing to say about Oriana Shea or her team. The caliber of customer service they provided us was on a level far apart and above their competitors (we know, we shopped around, and even had to fire a previous realtor). Oriana and her team treated like gold, and by this I mean, they were unfailingly attentive, dependable, professional, pleasant, and helpful. They responded to EVERY text, call, and email promptly and kindly. Richelle Long, in particular was especially kind and warm, and extremely patient with all of our first time home buyer questions and worries. The entire team, from Oriana to the escrow personnel, treated us so exceptionally well, as though we were special and not just another client. Another way that Oriana Shea was a cut above other realtors was her diligence in taking care of our transaction. Oriana is highly conscientious and committed to taking care of her clients. Throughout the process Oriana and her team were extremely knowledgeable, organized, and METICULOUS. They were on top of every aspect of the deal, from A-Z, and made sure the transaction was a success. They worked so well with our lender and broker that we even closed 5 days early (on a 30 day escrow)! I am also truly impressed with the honesty and integrity with which they do business. We never had to question them, and we knew without a doubt that we were in solid hands. Oriana has most certainly earned our loyalty for all future home purchases and sales, and I will enthusiastically recommend her to my family and friends.
There are no words to describe how much we love Oriana. She is the perfect blend of personal and business acumen. She is the client's number 1 advocate and is great about keeping her clients fully informed and on the same page. She is the BEST!
I feel blessed to have Oriana & Emily to help me not only sell my home, but to find a new condo home to down scale. They are sweet, professional, kind and patient. I could not have gone thru a move after 24 yrs without their help. You will be in good hands with Oriana Shea & associates. They are the best!