Mike and his team have supported us over the years with purchases, rentals and sales. He and his team are incredibly professional and responsive whether or not there is an immediate transaction involved. Mike knows his profession intimately and takes a long-term relationship oriented perspective with his clients. He is also extremely well connected. Most recently he helped us with a multi-year search for the perfect long-term home for us and fortuitously sold our previous home off-market in a single day. We would highly recommend Mike for any real estate brokerage assignment.
In owning a construction/development business. I’ve worked with many different brokers. You and your boutique brokerage are at the very top in terms of knowledge, integrity, professionalism, and ability to execute. My business has grown as a direct result of your help. Working with you has been a pleasure as you also have a very personable personality.
I look forward to working with you as I continually build my real estate portfolio. I greatly appreciate your insight and ability to follow through. I wanted to inform you that I am very pleased with the real estate services you so graciously provided me.
We closed escrow on our family home of more than 20 years. After several days of negotiations with multiple offers, on the exact day the“shelter in place” (from the Coronavirus pandemic) was publicly announced. The day after the announcement, in unchartered territory, we moved all of our furniture with a moving company, to a remote storage location (to be handled at a later date). We proceeded to tent our house for termites (as per the inspection report requirements), and three days later, with masks and gloves, my husband and I cleaned our house from top to bottom by ourselves. We even rented a carpet cleaner from a local hardware store, because there were no businesses open for hire at the time to do the job. Looking back, everything seems very surreal — but we got through it with the help of Mike Johnson, Sylvia Ames, and the entire team at Mike Johnson COMPASS Group in Laguna Beach. Thank you for making a VERY difficult circumstance so easy and seamless! Hard to believe now but every moment of it is true! Tom and Margarita Solazzo San Juan Capistrano.
Nick helped me and my wife buy our dream home in an incredibly tight market and we he exceeded our expectations every step of the way. He was proactive, extremely responsive, and knows the market better than anyone in town. When looking for a home he would send us new opportunities almost daily (often not properties we couldn't find ourselves), when negotiating price he was aggressive but also managed our expectations appropriately, and during escrow he was there for every walk-through of the property and was able to offer insights that we would have otherwise missed. We were extremely pleased with the result and the process was nothing short of pleasant. We have already recommended Nick to some of our friends and we will continue to do so, he did an incredible job.
I have purchased 3 rental properties from Mike in a very short time period. Not only does he make each transaction painless, he handles every detail and gives advance notice when the client needs to be involved, transfer money to escrow, or anything on a list of endless things that need to be taken care of. He is an outstanding advisor (providing extensive research on competitive pricing, competitive rentals and the overall market trend. Incredibly fair to all involved in any transaction and thorough beyond my highest expectations. Mike regularly sends me new listings that he thinks might be of interest to me, including new and sold listings in my own community, to keep me updated on current sales that relate to the value of my own home and my rental properties. There is no one else I would use to represent me in a real estate transaction.
Mike and his entire team handled the sale of our home with the highest attention to detail and service. We were so impressed with his knowledge of our market and felt confident in his pricing recommendation and expertise of the real estate market. The entire team was always punctual to any showing request and went the extra mile to accomplish the sale of our home in the challenging COVID market conditions we live in. We would confidently recommend Mike and his team to any seller or buyer knowing he will be a reliable partner in the process.
Despite the many challenges of buying a home during COVID, Mike Johnson and his expansive expert team earned my confidence throughout every step of the process. After an extensive search of both neighborhoods and homes over several months, Mike helped me find "the one". I'm so grateful to Mike for so many moments during the transaction. His personal touch, professionalism, and expansive network of reliable and highly competent service professionals all made an incredible difference. I am in LOVE with my new home and neighborhood and I'm 100% confident that I would not have achieved this wonderful result without Mike and team. He has earned another client for life.
My wife Kelly and I couldn’t be happier that we chose Paulo Prietto as our realtor. As a young couple buying our first home, we really didn’t know what to expect or what we really wanted in a home looking back on it. Because we didn’t have a clear idea of exactly what we wanted, we looked at many homes over the span of about a year. Paulo patiently guided and educated us through the entire process. He never gave up, and worked diligently to find a home that was perfect for us. When we finally did find that home he fought hard to make sure that we were the owners. We’ve been moved into our dream home for about 4 months, and couldn’t be happier! Thanks Paulo!
Kristine is not only the nicest person in the world but she is a professional and knowledgeable real estate agent who loves what she does for a living, which makes every experience with her that much better! She has great style and taste - listens to your needs and then guides you along the way! Whether you require a list agent or selling agent, Kristine is impeccable in her approach to the real estate business. She could also make a living as an interior designer or architect, she is that talented. I can not say enough great things about Kristine as a person and a professional. When you work with Kristine you get intelligence, sincerity, style and business acumen. She’s the best!
My wife and I worked with Paulo Prietto and Amy Fox to help us relocate from Los Angeles down to Orange County. When we walked into their office, we weren’t sure what town we wanted to live in or whether we were looking to rent or buy; all we knew was that we needed to find a great place for us and our three children in an excellent school district with enough space and amenities for our active family, all within a moderate budget and a very tight time window that would allow our kids to start new schools at the beginning of the school year. We had already met with several realtors during our explorations and had been disappointed that no one had risen to our challenge.
Paulo and Amy swung into action and it was immediately clear that they were a cut above other realtors that we had worked with. They asked lots of good questions and quickly created a long list of potential properties, and then took careful note of the feedback we gave them. They invested time in educating us on neighborhoods and showing us an array of houses so we could decide, and they could understand, what we were looking for. Even though our old home wasn’t on the market yet, they devised a creative strategy to allow us to get into escrow on a property that was a good fit for us. At every step of the way Paulo and Amy were there to help us – not only did they find us a great house in Laguna Beach that is next to a park that our kids love, they helped us negotiate a good deal and find a lovely pre-school nearby for our youngest and introduced us to an excellent contractor who did a remodel to make the house a perfect fit.
Paulo and Amy were simply amazing. Their client service is second to none and they took such great care of us that along the way we felt like they became family friends. If you’re looking for an outstanding realtor in Orange County, look no further.
I am the managing partner for a multi billion $ real estate investment firm that invests throughout the United States. I come into contact with brokers, both commercial and residential, on a daily basis. Mike is simply the finest real estate broker I have ever worked with, either commercial or residential. Extraordinarily professional, he knows his craft intimately and takes a relationship oriented perspective to his clients. Mike sold a home for us and represented us on the purchase of another home. I would not hesitate to recommend Mike for any real estate brokerage assignment.
I have the experience of working with a few agents and have been loyal over 20 years to the same realtor, them I met Kristine and she was so impressive that I made the decision to work with her to list my home. It sold in a weekend. What is fantastic about Kristine is that she not only works tirelessly to get your home sold she helps to prepare it for sale. She picked paint colors, faucets, lighting, carpet She has all the contacts and relationships with vendors, stagers and the like to make this process easy and stress free. You’re basically getting an interior designer, project manager and extraordinary realtor all in one. You’ll never find anyone like her so if given the opportunity reach out to her. You won’t be disappointed. It was the best decision I made and I can’t be more happy. She has my business for life!
Mike Johnson is a treasure in the Real Estate business. He truly cared that I found the perfect place for me. He didn’t rush me to make a “deal” and treated me with respect. He showed me many properties in my price range and communicated right away. He is friendly, honest and professional. He is the only person I will ever use and refer in Real Estate.
Thank you Mike!
Kristine went above and beyond in helping my family find our home. She got us in to see a house before it officially hit the market, because she knew it was perfect for us but that it would get lots of attention from other buyers once it hit the market. After we were in escrow, multiple back up offers came in. If it wasn’t for Kristine’s help, we would not have been able to get this house. We are forever grateful to her!
I got so incredibly lucky to get connected to Paulo. He expertly managed finding the exact right home for me and my family in the perfect location not only at the right price but also worked with me remotely! Every single professional he connected me to was also outstanding. I could not speak more highly of his professionalism, negotiating skills, effectiveness, availability, responsiveness, calm, and grace.
Nick Hooper represented us on both the sale of existing our home and the purchase of a new one. He helped us sell for nearly the full asking price and then negotiated a significant discount on the purchase price of our current home. With Nick’s help we sold high and purchased low. We are grateful for the work that Nick did on our behalf.
My family had a wonderful experience with Mike Johnson. He paid very close attention to what we were looking for, but had a great intuition for what properties could be considered with some imagination. He was extremely responsive and very reliable to show up at a home even before the scheduled time. He did a great job sourcing opportunities for us and really felt like our partner in the buying process.
Kristine is a true professional with a passion for the real estate business! I would give her 10 stars if I could. If you are looking for a person who knows about real estate, real estate design and investing, she is your go-to person. I have worked with Kristine on a few transactions now and she is an amazing human being as well as a thorough and highly intelligent real estate professional. She has the ability to identify just the right property that fits what you are looking for. If you need a list agent, she has vision to see what a property could become by making creative and insightful modifications. And, she has the resources to find the perfect property as a buyers agent. I’ve never met a real estate agent like her! Thanks Kristine! I appreciate all that you have done for us!
I have known Mike Johnson for many years and his service has always been far and beyond the norm. He is a tireless worker, is honest, trustworthy, extremely competent and he has made my real estate transactions over the years easier than any other real estate broker that I have ever met. Having Mike represent me has always been a pleasure. He has handled numerous transactions for me for over 10 years.
Paulo recently helped us with buying a home. He is knowledgeable, friendly, honest and made the experience seamless from beginning to end. A process that could have been stressful turned out to be really fun for our family! I will definitely be recommending him to all of our family and friends. Thanks so much Paulo!
Mike’s expertise and hard work resulted in our home being in escrow in less than a month during the slow season. Mike negotiated a great price and offset any issues during the escrow. Mike is a true professional, ridiculously hardworking, honest and exceptionally knowledgeable of Laguna Beach.
Wow! That was painless, amazing! You guys have surpassed my expectations every step of the way, restored my faith in brokers and the process. You have been so very patient, put up with my impatience, lack of time and never being there, thank you Nick!
Nick is good at owning and managing the buyer/seller relationship while keeping his eye on the prize. He minimizes noise and ensures that all milestones are met. I found him easy to work with.
I have had over six transactions with Michael Johnson’s group and I keep going back because of the caring and professional manner they conduct themselves. Michael Johnson sets the standard for his group and they are all wonderful.
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