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Jim & Cheryl Zakhar

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16 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

The Zakhar Team (33 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Short-Sale

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Jim has deep knowledge of South Orange County neighborhoods and properties. He was always professional, punctual, and straightforward. We are new homeowners so the process was a little overwhelming to say the least. With great sensitivity and experience, Jim walked my wife and I through this process. Responses to phone calls, texts, and e-mails were typically in minutes. Bottomline, Jim was on "our" side. Having my family in a house we could afford and love was his primary goal. I imagine walking the fine line between "closing a deal" and looking out for clients can be tough. I NEVER felt Jim saw my wife and I as dollar signs. He's a family man looking out for other families and I'm grateful for our experience with him and his family!

  

01/31/2015 - sgallups907
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $550K in El Toro, CA.

Jim has deep knowledge of South Orange County neighborhoods and properties. He was always professional, punctual, and straightforward. We are new homeowners so the process was a little overwhelming to say the least. With great sensitivity and experience, Jim walked my wife and I through this process. Responses to phone calls, texts, and e-mails were typically in minutes. Bottomline, Jim was on "our" side. Having my family in a house we could afford and love was his primary goal. I imagine walking the fine line between "closing a deal" and looking out for clients can be tough. I NEVER felt Jim saw my wife and I as dollar signs. He's a family man looking out for other families and I'm grateful for our experience with him and his family!

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01/23/2015 - slarocco
Sold a Multi Family home in 2015 for approximately $525K in Coto De Caza, CA.

I can't even begin to tell you how great Jim Zakhar has been over the years for us. He has helped us with the rental property and now the sale of this property. His professionalism and guidance is suburb. We would recommend Jim Zakhar without a doubt for all of your realty needs.

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06/29/2014 - user3997165
Sold a home in 2014 in Prothero Mobile Home Park, Lake Forest, CA 92630.

Here's the deal: We went with the Zakhars because they know our area better than anyone. When we met with them the first time at our house they presented a very professional and well thought out plan for sale. Lots of collateral material. Further, because the family works as a team, they compliment each other very well. When we received an offer ABOVE my most optimistic asking price, the Zakhars skillfully maneuvered the buyers loan assessor through the assessment process by enlarging the area of comps to buttress the case for qualifying the larger loan amount. It worked. They also made the tedious job of the required paper work palatable. Last but not least, Jim Zakhar ( the patriarch) is a nice guy to work with. And for me, with such a short patience, that was essential. I highly recommend the Zakhar's !!

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10/04/2013 - Ingrid46
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $725K in Costa Mesa, CA.

We lived in our Costa Mesa home for over 25 years so had no recent real estate experience. We built a new home in Irvine but didn't know who to ask for help selling our old one. A new neighbor recommended Jim Zakhar who we promptly called. The rest is a dream come true because we had high anxiety about the process, our home needed work & we didn't know who to get it from. Jim has an entire crew that we used to spruce up the yard, remove a tree, replace the carpet, paint the house, inside & out, make plumbing & carpentry repairs & so much more. He helped us list it for the right price (for more than we had anticipated) & within 2 days of listing it we had 2 offers & he helped us pick the right one. Jim made the entire process easy for us including the ending signature process which we could now do securely on line--sweet! My DH is so pleased that he has already given out Jim's card to several friends at his work. We have total confidence in his great service and we're so grateful for his excellent help.

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09/19/2013 - user1644978
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $1.0M in Trabuco Canyon, CA.

After 23 years in our Trabuco Canyon home, we decided to sale and relocate to AZ upon retirement. As both of us are homebuilders, we are well versed in working with real estate agents and have high expectations for results. We interviewed four very respected leading agents that covered our community and found that three of them were unsure as to where/how to market our home, i.e., were we in the canyon? Were we Lake Forest/Portola? All three also stated that we would never achieve our asking price (love that optimisim!) It seemed like the other three agents were more focused on making their job easier than listing and selling our home. We knew what we wanted out of our home and that it was above the market with limited comps in the immediate area. When we met with Jim Zakhar and his team, it was an instant fit. They got it. They understood exactly our position and got to work. The marketing materials they created was top notch and were distributed to specific areas for our soft open house preview prior to the MLS listing. Late on the first day of the soft open house, an agent came with a full price all cash offer (Jim's glossy brochure in hand!) and we closed 21 days later. The Zakhar team produces. If you want results, call the Zakhar team.

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11/19/2012 - user793907
Sold a home in 2012.

Jim and the entire family are just awesome. Not only did I purchase one house with the Zakhar team and ended up purchasing a second with Jim in 2012. I would giv them A's across the board.

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11/17/2012 - user3759597
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $375K in Temecula, CA.

I have been doing business with the Zakhars for about 10 years. Before that I would call Jim for advice and he always took the time for me even though I was not a client. My family has bought and sold five properties with the Zakhars and each time have received excellent and immediate service. I have also used them to find tenants for me and to find rentals. I have dealt mostly with Jim but now have my children working with his children so they can establish a long professional relationship like I have. I now have come to think of Jim and Cheryl as my friends!

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11/17/2012 - user500609
Sold a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $225K in Lake Forest, CA.

Jim was fantastic.. I was a nervous first time seller and Jim was there every step of the way.He even did those little touches on the home that I could not.He knows the area and was right on with the timeline on when my townhome would sell [even with the holidays setting right there in the middle of the timeframe] Jim handle everything especially since I was not living in the area. I would recommend the Zakhar Team !!!!!! Honest-Knowledgable-Reliable

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11/16/2012 - MaicoCPA
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $625K in Laguna Niguel, CA.

It was evident throughout the process of the sale our home that Jim had our best interests at the forefront. He made things very convenient, was a very good communicator, and kept us up-to-date on all negotiations. I would highly recommend.

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11/15/2012 - bdtiger02
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $975K in Coto De Caza, CA.

Jim & Cheryl were fabulous. Jim serves as both our broker and property manager, and he's excellent in both roles. He's extremely responsive, knowledgeable about the local market and very organized. With his help, we were able to move home from another state, see houses and actually close on a home within about 30 days. Simply amazing. A real class act.

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