Customer Testimonials

Marlene is a Dream Agent

I found Marlene via neighborhood referrals, and I couldn’t have been luckier!  Marlene is a dream agent!  She dominates the Tesoro neighborhood, and now I know why!  She is very professional, and goes above and beyond expectations.  Her tireless energy, great problem-solving, high ethical standards, and commitment to her clients is amazing.  She treats you like her one and only customer…and she means it!  If you are fortunate enough to do business with her, you will gain a friend.

Jerrine, Newport Coast (Seller)

Not Enough Superlatives!

Marlene's local knowledge was tremendous. She knew every house that was listed in Newport Coast and knew many that hadn't hit the MLS. She sold a house for me for more than I thought she could get and helped me buy another.
Not enough superlatives to describe this agent. She continued to follow up well after the sale was final helping me find trades people for final touches. When I was sick, she brought me chicken noodle soup. Just an amazing agent and an amazing person. 

Alan, Newport Coast (Seller & Buyer)

One of the Finest Agents - Unbelievable!

This is one of the finest RE agents that I have done business with. Marlene showed us a nice selection of houses, however when nothing appealed to us she really went to work and wrote letters to three different communities to dig up house for us. She is tenacious.  After procuring our dream house, she even went so far out of her job and helped with all of the contracting and meeting people at the house every day. We were out of town people moving to California from Chicago and SHE HANDLED IT ALL, unbelievable!

Ned, Newport Coast (Buyer)

Honest, Trustworthy, Integrity, Polished!

Honest...Trustworthy…Integrity...Polished!!!  We hired Marlene as our Realtor for our relocation to the Newport Beach area. As a former Realtor, my expectations were very high...and WOW...she surpassed anything I could have imagined!  From her market knowledge to her follow up to her negotiating skills...Marlene is a rare find!  She truly delivered on her tagline of "redefining your real estate experience".  She brings a new energy to an old industry!  Very refreshing compared to the industry standard!

Robert, Corona Del Mar (Buyer)

Selling the Tesoro cul-de-sac - Unmatched in the Industry

Marlene is very honest and true hard worker.  It was a very pleasant experience and I plan to use her in the future.  I recommend her to everyone.  Marlene sold 3 separate houses in the cul-de-sac and the others all felt the same way.  Truly unmatched in the industry!

Sherri, Newport Coast (Seller)

First Time Home Buying - Amazing!

Marlene is amazing! She helped us to find and purchase our first home and the experience could not have been better. Throughout the search I knew that we were in great hands and well taken care of. Marlene is knowledgeable, dedicated and her client’s needs are her first priority. I would absolutely recommend her and we know who we will be going to when we sell and buy in the future! Thank you Marlene!!!

Ann & Ryan, Mission Viejo (Buyer)

Overall, She Was Perfect!

She found the perfect property for us.  The best part is that she personally monitors the purchase process from start to finish, including bring contractors to improve the value of the property.  Marlene was able negotiate what we thought was a fair price.  Over all she was perfect, we will use her again.

Gary, Newport Coast (Buyer)

Beyond Exceptional

Marlene Reed was amazing to work with! Between my husband and I, we have bought and sold 5 homes and have never had an experience even come close to the positive one we had with Marlene. She was extremely professional from day 1 and worked so hard in both selling and helping us to purchase our new home. She went above and beyond any agent as far as her endless hours of working and efforts in a speedy sale.  In all the years dealing with ok to pretty good (and some not so good) agents, Marlene was beyond exceptional, and such a pleasure to work with. I felt very lucky to meet her and have this opportunity. I would highly recommend her to anyone selling or purchasing a home.

Wendy & Derick, Dana Point (Buyer) and Huntington Beach (Seller)

First Time Home Buyer - Made Our Dreams Come True!

To simply put it, Marlene was amazing!!! She went above and beyond in every aspect of our home buying process.  She made sure everything went as smooth as possible and was invaluable at making our process a success!  She always returned my many phone calls, e-mails and texts promptly, answered all our questions and helped put our concerns at ease.  We would have never made it through the process without her knowledge, expertise of the area, and her gracious efforts to make our dreams of owning a house come true! We would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy a home!

Megan, Mission Viejo (Buyer)

Personal Touch

My house was in escrow within a week of listing! Every time I called with a concern or a “to do” during the process she was 10 steps ahead of me. Her knowledge and professionalism are unmatched. I highly recommend Marlene for all your Real Estate needs.

  Leanne, Newport Coast (Seller) & Irvine (Buyer) 

Wonderful to work with

Marlene made a stressful process as easy as it could get!   From putting the best face on our home, to advertising, showings and open houses, her optimism and positive attitude kept us on course to a speedy sale.  She has contacts for everything!  Decorators, painters, electricians, gardeners, and contractors.  I couldn't recommend anyone more professional or wonderful to work with!

Jackie, Newport Coast (Seller)

Knowledgable, Organized, and Dedicated

Marlene Reed was a pleasure to work with! She is knowledgeable, organized, and dedicated. I had only a short time to find a home and she was able to help me navigate my options and make an informed decision quickly.  I've bought and sold many homes - she is the best! I was especially impressed by her patience and calmness during our short escrow (less than 30 days).

Sharon, Newport Coast (Buyer)

Professional from Start to Finish

Marlene is amazing! She helped us to find and purchase our first home and the experience could not have been better. Throughout the search I knew that we were in great hands and well taken care of. Marlene is knowledgeable, dedicated and her client’s needs are her first priority. I would absolutely recommend her and we know who we will be going to when we sell and buy in the future! Thank you Marlene!!!

Jim, Dana Point (Lessor)

Personal Special Touches; Caring, Professional

Selling a home can be overwhelming, however, Marlene made it effortless! She explained everything thoroughly. She listened and honored our expectations. She lined up all the necessary appointments and was able to be at the appointments if I was not. She was always there when I needed her!  Professionally she was great! I also appreciated her personal special touches.  After the sale of our house she was there to help us with the moving process and help us get situated in our new home. Her attention to detail was superb and I will definitely use her in the future for all our real estate needs and I would most definitely recommend her.  

   Robin, Newport Coast (Seller) 

Honest, Ethical, Knowledgeable, and Customer Centric

Marlene is one of the most honest, ethical, knowledgeable, and customer centric person that I have had the privilege to work with.  I would highly recommend her for your real estate needs!

Mikel, Huntington Beach (Buyer)

Ability to Find the Right House for the Right Person

Marlene helped me purchase a home and it was smooth from the word go. Her ability to find the right house for the right person is amazing. Marlene goes the extra mile - Truly amazing.

Mathew, Newport Beach (Buyer)

Cares About Our Thoughts and Feelings

I have bought and sold seven houses in my lifetime and have never had such a seamless transaction.  I can't say enough good things about the professional manner in which Marlene conducted herself.  At the same time Marlene cared about our thoughts and feelings and not just thinking about making a sale.  Would recommend her to everyone interested in buying or selling real estate!!!!!

Helen, Costa Mesa (Buyer)

Very Smart & Attuned With the Client

One of the best agents I have ever worked with ~ Truly! Marlene is incredibly smart and very attuned to what we were really looking for in a home.  She listened carefully and learned our family's needs quickly. We couldn't be happier!!! (She has great taste too) I highly recommend her! It was a great experience.

Myla, Laguna Beach (Buyer)

Honesty with the Good and Bad

Marlene is a professional through and through. She goes the extra mile to help you find the perfect property for you. I appreciated her honesty when things were good and bad. She definitely has the best intentions for her clients.

Donovan, Rancho Santa Margarita (Lesse)