Testimonials

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Leslie H.

Mike and his group have been exceptional to work. He is easy to work with and always available.

Ken B.

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.

Rick F.

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.

Margarita S.

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.

Alex M.

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.

Kathy B.

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.

Kevin & Sharon

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 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.

Laura W.

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.

Hank & Kelly S.

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!

Brian A.

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!

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