- Highly likely to recommend
06/24/2014 - user7363364
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $1.775M in Northwood, Irvine, CA.
Monica is the best real estate agent we've ever worked with. She singlehandedly doubled the value of houses in our previous neighborhood through her clever and innovative marketing plan. She managed to get nine buyers into a bidding war over our property. We ended up selling our house for twice what houses in our neighborhood were selling for just 6 months earlier. Monica is simply the best.
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06/23/2014 - zuser20140623121500129
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $925K in Northwood, Irvine, CA.
After choosing to sell our home, we selected three agents for interviews: two referrals and one we had met at an open house in a local neighborhood (Monica Carr). The two referrals were professionals with many years of experience and as it turned out, we interviewed them before Monica. Each of these other realtors came forward with well-prepared packets of information including comps and a suggested list price for our home. Then we interviewed Monica. Before the end of the interview, we were ready to select her as our agent. She brought a level of confidence and passion that we sought. She was not going to give our home away so she could make any commission, she had a persuasive plan to bring top dollar. She presented herself and her team as a finely tuned system that could achieve our best interest.

We had only one hesitation. Because we thought our home was already beautiful, we were skeptical about her recommendation to use a stager. Monica assured us that it would lead to the best result so we trusted her and scheduled the staging. In one day's work, Monica's preferred stagers descended on our residence and transformed it into a stunning model home with meticulous detail. They made enhancements that we never imagined which improved our market appeal. From that point forward, we followed all of Monica's suggestions without hesitation.

The staging and photography were only the beginning. Monica's marketing and negotiation skills successfully resulted in multiple offers with a final sale above list price. As is common in real estate transactions, there were a few challenges in the process. The first offer we accepted was withdrawn because of a tax exchange complication and Monica moved forward without missing a step. Some agents might have suggested taking a lower offer at this point. Because Monica was able to secure such a high first offer, she was able to bring in a second offer that was even higher. While we were considering the second offer, Monica negotiated another, even higher, record offer. These three offers would not have been so high without Monica's negotiation skills. She never backed down under pressure and we benefitted from her strength.

If you are looking for a passionate, responsive and talented professional with a sound strategy for marketing your property to the fullest, we recommend Monica Carr.
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03/24/2014 - Amy C.
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $725K in Woodbury, Irvine, CA.
We were very pleased that we chose to go with Monica when considering agents to sell our house. Not only was Monica very knowledgeable of the current market, but she has an excellent pricing and selling strategy that ensured that our house sold quickly and for an excellent price. We had a very limited time frame in which to sell our house and needed a very specific type of buyer (one willing to rent back), and Monica ensured that everything lined up perfectly. She also has excellent relationships with vendors to ensure that the closing process goes as smoothly as possible too. We will definitely be using her services again if we sell again in the future, and we can't say enough when recommending her to friends and family.
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03/05/2014 - isaac4god
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.2M in Lower Peters Canyon, Irvine, CA.
Buying and Moving to me is a 100% stress. However, my experience with Monica proved me that this can be such a joyful event. Recently, Monica helped us purchase our dream house. Her character, professionalism, experience, responsiveness, genuine care and support : all worked beautifully in bringing our family's dream come true in a heart warming fashion. From the beginning of our process of purchasing, she knew how to help us pursue what we desire and precisely she gave all professional perspective and experience to work efficiently for us. Everyday, she checked how we were doing and need anything to advance. Also, Monica's connections were awesome: mortgage team, contractors, roof specialists, etc. As much as we could trust Monica, all referred professionals served with full satisfaction. Our experience during the negotiation, Monica helped us to get to know with the seller in a personal level. That really helped both parties to get involved in a personal way instead of information/number. I can't find any negative or bad area of her service. My family is totally satisfied with Monica's service. Lastly, Monica's personal character plays such a great role here because she is genuine and trust worthy. We appreciated her genuinely caring all throughout the process and we thank Monica deeply for our wonderful experience!!!
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01/17/2012 - Marla and Sophia
Sold a Condo home in 2011 for approximately $375K in Lower Peters Canyon, Irvine, CA.
I have never received such exceptional service before in my life. When I purchased my two bedroom condo almost five years ago it was perfect for me. Little did I know that three years later I would adopt a little girl that would become the love of my life. The adoption was the best thing I have ever done but I ended up forfeiting my dining room for a play area and my home office became half of my daughter’s bedroom. Monica was the Listing Agent when I purchased the property and since I had become friends with the previous owner, she STRONGLY suggested I talk to Monica to see what my options were. I am so thankful that I did! Short selling is not an easy process but everyone on Monica’s team is the best at what they do and they made this potentially daunting task go as smoothly as possible. Because a large portion of my work bonus is based on customer satisfaction and my “responsiveness” to my customers, I know what good service should be. Monica and her team went above and beyond my extremely high expectations with their service to me. No matter how small the question, they responded to me very quickly, if not immediately, and without fail. I never had to call or email a second time, which is huge for me. Monica works day and night to make her clients happy and have the outcome be in their best interest. It is obvious how much she cares about her clients and their individual situations. She is a gifted negotiator and works just as hard on a lease as she does on a sale, which is extremely impressive to those of us who realize that leases are not big money makers for Realtors. All of my friends and neighbors know how I feel about Monica’s service and I will continue to recommend her to anyone and everyone I meet. I cannot talk highly enough about Monica and what a gift she was to my daughter and me at a time when I didn’t know what to do. I will be forever grateful for all that she has done for us!
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01/09/2012 - Sherol Zuniga
Sold a Condo home in 2006 for approximately $475K in Laguna Niguel, CA.
Working with Monica in finding the right home was an amazing experience. I had just relocated to California and had very little knowledge of the area or market. She focused on every detail as I described what was important to me in selecting a home. She didn't waste my time showing me home after home. Her focus was to find the perfect home for me and she did just that. I fell in love with the very first home she showed me. It was more than obvious that she had listened to everything that was important to me, the location, the view, the atmosphere of beautiful streams and waterfalls, it was perfect. So perfect I didn't need to see another home and requested that she submit an offer immediately. Not only did she find the the perfect home but through what seemed to be endless negotiations I was able to close at a great price with a great loan. Monica is a true professional who cares deeply about her client's needs and wants. She knows her job, she knows the market, she won't waste your time, she is a person of integrity and values. I focused on establishing my career in California, she handled the rest. Four years later she helped me with the purchase and sale of an investment property. Again, the experience was painless. It was refreshing to work with an agent that sincerely cares about their clients. Monica will always be my agent of choice whether buying or selling real estate.
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First Team Real Estate
PO Box 60456
Irvine, CA  92602
(657) 549-1913
(657) 999-0904
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