Testimonials

Here are what our Clients have said...

Due to an unparalleled commitment to providing outstanding customer service as a Newport Coast Realtor assisting with Newport Beach home sales and Laguna Beach property purchases, many satisfied real estate customers have submitted letters of thanks and some greatly appreciated reviews regarding my Orange County real estate services.

Their words...


Jerrine, Newport Coast (Seller)
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.

Alan, Newport Coast (Seller & Buyer)
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. 

Ned, Newport Coast (Buyer)
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!

Robert, Corona Del Mar (Buyer)
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!

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

Jackie, Newport Coast (Seller)
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!

Sherri, Newport Coast (Seller)
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!

Sharon, Newport Coast (Buyer)
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).

Ann & Ryan, Mission Viejo (Buyer)
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)
Marlene was a professional from start to finish. She never stopped helping us through all steps of the process…I highly recommend her to all!!

Gary, Newport Coast (Buyer)
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 very fair price.  Over all she was perfect, we will use her again.

Leanne, Newport Coast (Seller) & Irvine (Buyer)
Marlene is Terrific!!  She made the process of listing and selling my home easy and effortless.  With her designer eye, she made my house look and feel beautiful and the result was a cash deal in 7 days!! She also worked hard to investigate and preview potential new homes.  She gave me her honest opinion and was steadfast to find the perfect place for my daughter and I.  She is always steps ahead in the process and a refreshing partner in this sometimes arduous and emotional process.  I give Marlene my highest recommendation!!

Robin, Newport Coast (Seller)
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. 

Mathew, Newport Beach (Buyer)
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.

Helen, Costa Mesa (Buyer)
I have bought and sold several 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!!!!!

Janine, Irvine (Buyer)
Marlene Reed is an expert in her industry and a woman of superb character. A rare find.
She has a wealth of knowledge in her industry and is extremely well versed in even other supporting areas, areas that really matter when buying a family home. She worked tirelessly to help us find the perfect family home. She went above and beyond and gave more than we have experienced with other agents. She's our agent for life!  Highly recommend.

Megan, Mission Viejo (Buyer)
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!

Myla, Laguna Beach (Buyer)
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.

Mikel, Huntington Beach (Buyer) 
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!

Donovan, Rancho Santa Margarita (Lesse)
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.


Lola's Testimonial's


"Lola goes above and beyond the call of duty. She takes your vision, pairs it with your budget, ties it together with a personable experience and delivers! Her word and your time are never compromised. Her knowledge of real estate and design sets her apart from the rest".
Showed home in 2013 in Aliso Viejo, CA 92656.

"Professional, knowledgeable & respectful as well as very experienced in the industry. We have met with Lola on several occasions and appreciate her input and advice on our buying & selling needs."
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Aliso Viejo, CA.

"My experience with Lola Vautrin has been excellent. She is very knowledgeable and helpful when certain situations or questions get a bit confusing. Makes you feel at ease and comfortable when asking questions. I highly recommend Lola!"
Showed home in 2012 in Oak Creek, Irvine, CA 92618

"I thought I had a contract ready to go when the sellers backed out. I told this agent what I required and since she had seen what I thought I was going to rent she understood my needs. While in Ireland Lola found a new house in a gated, over 55 community for me and did all the paper work, sent photos to me and all was done while I was in Ireland. Upon my return I saw the property and all was as described therefore I believe she did a great job for me."
Showed home in 2013 in Mission Viejo, CA.


This section is designed to give you some ideas of the level of service that I can provide as a Newport Coast Realtor. Receiving thanks from clients who have had successful real estate purchases is largely due to the fact that I always assess the needs of my real estate clients and provide them with a level of service that is second to none whether that be for a Balboa house or Aliso Viejo property.

There is no doubt that providing the ideal level of real estate service will mean that you will be able to meet all of your real estate objectives. Thanks again for visiting and be sure to contact me regarding any real estate buying or selling need, whether large or small.

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