Lane was everything you want out of a realtor. He was so professional, yet fun to work with.He responded promptly to every request and was available to show houses whenever we wanted. We were first time home buyers and Lane answered all of our questions in plain English. He was honest and extremely knowledgeable about the good and bad neighborhoods throughout Orange County and even Long Beach. We really couldn’t have asked for a better agent. We fully recommend him and wish we could give him more stars!
Philip is our "go to" realtor. He helped us buy a house 12 years ago and there was no question that we would use him now. We found a house on-line when Philip didn't even know we were looking. He jumped on board and helped us every step of the way. When we were one of 6 bidders for the house we fell in love with, Philip was masterful in the negotiations and the whole team (Scott and Catalina) worked their magic and the house is now ours! Philip is always attentive to every detail in home buying. It is a complex process but we took it step-by- step and he just kept us moving forward. Philip's integrity, honesty and care for the client are the priorities in his business.
I could not have asked for better realtors than the Sackin Team. Not only did Phil and Scott help my daughter and son-in- law find the perfect home, they sold a town home for me so I could assist with the down payment on the new home. It was very stressful since I needed to sell the town home to give them the money for the down payment. The timing had to be perfect and they came through masterfully! They also got me top dollar in the complex. I would recommend them highly. They are excellent negotiators and very helpful in getting contingencies cleared/satisfied in order to close escrow quickly.
We have dealt with Scott and his office for many years and he is hands down the best real estate person I have ever worked with...this after buying and selling 8 different houses as we moved around the country. Even after working with him in Southern California, Scott has continued to be our go-to person as he has been able to refer us to agents in other states and even other countries. We have specifically worked with him in 1993 for a purchase, 1997 for a sale, 2005 for a referral, 2008 for another referral, and 2016 most recently for an additional referral. Scott was responsible for getting us an agent when we sold a home in Michigan and purchased a home in North Carolina. He even got us a referral to a great agent when we purchased a vacation apartment in Spain! We are so impressed,we have referred several other friends and relatives to Scott and he has consistently come through for them as well. Scott is unquestionably the best, most professional person you will ever work with in the real estate industry. You will be thrilled if you call him!
Philip is a true professional that knows the real estate business. He has been my real estate agent for about twenty years. Over that time he has helped me successfully purchase and sell two residual properties and buy one residual property remotely in North Carolina.Philip's efforts and results in each of those transactions were exceptional and his negotiation skills netted me high returns and swift purchase and sell transactions. His experience and knowledge of the local Los Angeles market, approach to proper staging, and ability to negotiate the best prices and work with other agents, buyers, and sellers is unsurpassed. Additionally, my experience with Philip has shown that his skill set also includes helping clients successfully purchase homes outside of California. In my opinion,Philip sets the highest of standards for all the services a real estate agent can provide a client. He can do it all! I highly recommend him for all such services.
Philip, Scott, Lane and the rest of the entire team are frankly amazing. They not only took care of every detail of our most recent two transactions, they also helped negotiate on our behalf and provided excellent "coaching" (I asked them if they are part therapist because there is so much to talk through in buying or selling a property)! Plus they are just top notch human beings who care deeply about their people, their customers, and the quality of their work. They
are all about customer service and pull it off in every aspect of what they do.
Lane Stone from the Sackin-Stone team went above and beyond to sell our condo. He stayed in constant communication with us throughout the whole process, answered all of our questions (even when I asked too many), and was very knowledgeable about the prices of other properties in our neighborhood. I was super impressed by his professionalism and his attention to detail. He definitely made selling our home a stress free experience. My husband and I are also using Lane to help find our next home and can’t thank him enough for all that he has done for us. I would recommend him to anybody looking for a realtor!
My wife and I had a dream of moving to Hawaii, and not only did Scott Sackin and Philip Talbert help us sell our property in Orange County, they went above and beyond to find a real estate agent in Hawaii for us too!.... We absolutely loved the agent he referred us to,and, taking that off our to-do list was an immense relief! I think the best way of describing Scott and Philip is to say that they not only know their business and are experts at what they do, but if you work with them you get a sense that you are not just a client, but also a friend. They care, and it shows.
Phillip and his team listed our family home of 40 years. From my prospective the sale was going to be tricky because the home was under a reverse mortgage and the clock was ticking to get the house sold. We originally listed the house at price we thought would be attractive to investors and sell the home "as-is" since it had not really been upgraded in 40 years. The investors were not interested in our price, so Phillip suggested that we freshen up the home and extend our target market to everyone. I was reluctant to do this initially because I was nervous about the cost of renovating, but Phillip put a plan together that
didn't "break the bank" and I agreed to proceed. Once the renovations were complete and the house was staged, we re-listed the home for $50,000 more than we had originally and after the first open house we received nine offers. After some counter-offers we accepted an offer over our new listing price. Selling the family home was difficult, but Phillip and his team were always there to help me through the process. Please thank Scott as well.
Scott and his dedicated team were the only team we called to assist us with selling our home and purchasing our dream home. Scott, Phillip and team are professional, knowledgeable and resourceful. Our old home needed repairs and paint, Scott and team stepped in and had referrals for all needed services. The work was completed timely and
resulted in the quick sale of our house.
Likewise, when our new house needed repairs as a result of the purchasing walk through, Scott and team ensured items were repaired by competent service providers.
I can honestly say we wouldn't have our new home without Scott. He assisted us with all hurdles, ensuring we received the outcome we desired. Thanks again Scott, you're the BEST
We worked with Scott Sackin himself to sell my mother's house. My father passed away, and my sisters and I wanted to move my elderly mom from her multi-level town home in Huntington Beach closer to where we lived. My mother insisted she work with Scott, who
helped her buy the place. Boy, are we glad she insisted!
From my first meeting with Scott, it was clear he was a caring person. My mother has some cognitive issues, takes a long time to communicate and is often confused. Scott was really patient with her and made it clear to me that he's had plenty of experience with our type of situation.
He promised help with getting the house ready for sale, leveraging his network on our behalf. His office staff was orderly and very responsive to our needs.
Though Scott's practice covers a large area of Orange County, it was clear that he was intricately familiar with the market forces at play in my mom's condo development. He gave us an estimate of what he thought the house would go for, and was respectful of our approach to selling the place. We trusted him to stage the house tastefully (he did) and with setting an initial price that would be aggressive enough to get buyers in the door and generate multiple offers, but not low enough that we left money on the table. He gave a thorough analysis of the comparables in the area, and answered all our questions. He won
our confidence on his command of the market and strength of his analysis.
In the end, the house went WAY above asking exceeding everyone's expectations. Escrow was smooth sailing, and he continued to check in on details, seamlessly working with my mother and a team of three daughters and a brother-in- law! When we closed, we received yet another gracious call.
We are huge fans of Scott. If you choose him, you are in good hands.
Phil was the definition of the perfect realtor. From start to finish he went above and beyond to make sure the whole process was seamless and transparent. He found us the "dream" house, that our growing family was searching for, along with selling our current residence at
the same time. Both Phil and Scott were everything we could have hoped for and more!!
Thank you to the both of you!!
Not long after my father had passed away, my mother decided to sell the family home. She was older, vulnerable, and had never made a major financial decision alone during her 50 years of marriage. I was concerned about this transaction to say the least. I soon found out
that I had nothing to worry about. Scott Sackin and Phillip Talbert represented my mother in the sale of her home and the purchase of a smaller condo. They were infinitely patient and supportive and placed her interest in the forefront. They assured her that the right
property to meet her needs would be found and it was. I really am grateful to Scott and Phillip. They have stayed in contact with my mom, checking in on her every once in a while, coming to see the remodel, and sending flowers after a hospital stay. Scott and Phillip truly
represent their clients, and coupled with the amount of knowledge, experience and expertise, you could find a better team in real estate. Its been about five years since my mom moved into her new home, she couldn't be any happier there!
Gary was great to work with. He is easy to talk to, especially with all the questions that come from buying a home. His expertise shines through with his knowledge of the homes, comps, and locations. He was very kind and patient through the whole endeavor. Gary holds the utmost integrity when working with his clients, and always makes you feel at ease and as if your his number one patron. I would highly recommend him when buying a home and/or selling your home.
Philip Talbert and his team are first class. Philip made some great suggestions for capital improvements at the property that increased buyer appeal. His communication skills and responsiveness were excellent and I would recommend him and his team to anyone either
looking to buy or sell as they are very knowledgeable and strategic on both sides of the transaction.
Gary Elvidge is a very professional and diligent real estate agent.
He was instrumental in getting us the maximum value from the home we sold and making sure that we paid the minimum amount the Sellers would accept for the purchase of our new home.
He is detailed and meticulous in handling all of the escrow paperwork promptly.
He did an excellent job in assisting us in determining where we wanted to buy, and treated us with respect and patience while we looked at a wide variety of alternatives before we were able to narrow down our choices.
We highly recommend Gary.
If you're looking for a realtor who listens to understand your needs and is highly ethical, then you want to do business with the Sackin team. We first met Scott at an open house in 1993. We have subsequently called on the Sackin team for all of our real estate needs -- buying, selling, home service referrals (termite, roofing, etc.) -- and we couldn't be more satisfied. We have recommended them to friends and family (they're currently working with our
daughter and son-in- law to find their first home), and I am happy to recommend them to you, too.
I've done five transactions (both buying and selling) with The Sackin Team and wouldn't ever use another realtor.
The whole team give 200%. My last transaction, a purchase, was a little more difficult, but there were there for me for everything-- even getting and screening for a tenant.
The Sackin Team knows there stuff and they are more than one person working part-time out of their house. They have a super team-- Stephanie the office manager is perfect-- -and work 24/7. Yes, they are trying to make commissions, but they are truly passionate about real estate and have always looked out for my best interests. Do they know what the market is going to do down the road-- -of course not-- nobody does and you can only trust yourself when it comes down to the final choice-- buy or sell-- I've always considered everyone's feedback but in the end it's always my decision and gut feeling-- -no realtor can do that for you-- -only guide you the best they can along
the way-- and I've always felt confident The Sackin Team does that for me.
Looking back on 2017, I give thanks for a dear friend's referral to Scott Sackin and his team. It was because of their expertise(s) and forward energy that I was able to move efficiently through the sale of my parents' home of 60 years. Scott's experience, knowledge and resources meant accomplishing, what seemed to me, an insurmountable task in
a mere 4 months! The trust I placed in Scott to guide me through the task with integrity was supported by his open communications and willingness to do what was necessary to close a surprisingly difficult deal. Thank-you, Scott. I will be confident in referring anyone I know who is ready to move forward with a real estate transaction.
Philip and Scott helped us sell our house in California and they were the best. All their recommendations were reasonable and cost effective. And our house sold with only one open house weekend. Philip and Scott were there through the whole process and they were extremely supportive. They are excellent communicators and kept us informed all the way through. Thanks guys!!
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