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A friend recommended Desi to us, and we were not disappointed.

Desi is extremely pofessional and competent. He was highly skilled in negotiations and was always unflappable. We are very happy with our sale to list price ratio. We cannot fathom any other broker doing a better job. We highly recommend Desi. And an added blessing is that we now consider Desi an amazing friend.

John and Judy Ebbe

Desi is WONDERFUL!

When I was a child my parents purchased their first home with Desi. We went through the whole home buying process as a family when I was a child at 10 years old and now at 29 years old my little family and I got the opportunity to work with the same realtor my parents worked with. Desi was extremely helpful, knowledgeable and responsive as our listing agent. His professionalism, expertise and excellent interpersonal skills work synergistically to make him a wonderful representative for anyone attempting to purchase or sell a home! My husband and I were first time home buyers and had no idea what we were doing or where to even begin, but Desi was always so kind and patient and made the process as smooth as possible. He explained everything to us in a way that we could understand and was always there for my late-night texts, early morning emails and endless questions. He worked just as hard as we did to find us the perfect house and when we were outbid on our home offers, He was there to pick us back up and help us find our perfect home! He even went above and beyond after we bought our house and got us a gift, handwritten card and a visit! We were so happy to see him! We are so grateful that he was our realtor and that we got the opportunity to work with someone as great as him! My husband, kids and I really appreciate the bond he created! It was a great feeling buying our first home but sad feeling we would not see Desi anymore! We definitely recommend Desi! THANK YOU AGAIN DESI!!!!!!!

Jessica Aguirre and Tony Chavez

Desi is the example of a professional realtor, always giving 110% for his client.

Luckily, I was one of them. His attention to detail and ability to stay on top of each and every deadline and issue made buying my home easy and relatively stress free. Even when I decided to stop the search for a home at one point, Desi was understanding and he hit the ground running when I began my search again in earnest. Desi is woven into the fabric of my amazing home and I couldn't be happier about it.

Joy Holmes

My wife and I were first time home buyers and were extremely nervous about purchasing a new home.

Desi patiently answered every question and walked us through every step as we made our first offer. Because we made an offer on a short sale, the process was not as straight forward as a traditional purchase. The circumstances surrounding our short sale purchase were particularly laden with pitfalls, and we truly believe if it were not for Desi’s expertise in handling short sales, and his tireless efforts in ensuring the sale went through, we would not have landed our dream home. Desi is an extremely hard worker and he is always on top of every detail. He is an active presence in the area and I still reach out to Desi anytime I have a question regarding our home or neighborhood, and he is always immediately there for us. We recommend Desi highly. Sincerely Robert and Esther

Robert Galluci

Desi was truly a professional and a pleasure to work with.

We were living out of state when we listed with him and always made himself available. He helped greatly with assisting our staging company to make our house look perfect. He quickly found us 3 strong buyers and helped us narrow it down to the right buyer. We do and always will highly recommend Desi to our friends.

Rick Melendez

Desi was referred to us by our family members.

He has worked with all of us and has done an excellent job every time. He was very patient with us and always shared knowledgeable information with us. As first time home buyers, this was definitely a new journey and we are glad he explained every little detail to us. He was always very responsive, even at late hours of the night. He guided us throughout every step from beginning to end. We are very glad we chose to work with him and would highly recommend him to other clients. Thanks for everything Desi!

Zohar C.

From the first phone call to Desi I knew he was the one to find us a home.

He started with a few brief questions and before we expected we were getting emails of houses in our price range. We visited several homes with Desi, we expanded the search then shrunk it, with Desi leading the show, showing us the homes we picked from his emails, every weekend. we felt we were asking too much from him at times but we never felt he felt that way, as a matter of fact we told him one weekend that we would go alone and he laughed and said nonsense. What a great experience. He still keeps in touch with us making sure everything is well. I recommend all my friends constantly and would recommend anyone else to call Desi when they're ready to get a home.

Steve Daskowski

We were extremely pleased with the service Desi provided during the selling of our house.

He is professional, knowledgable and had answers to all of our many questions. He volunteered information that we had never considered to be in our best interest. This isn't the first time our family has used Desi as our agent. Actually, I believe it's the third time. We were definitely in good hands.

Judy and Richard Haglund

Desi was awesome!

!! Made our first home buying experience feel like a breeze. His many years of experience in this industry really showed. His attention to detail was one of many things we liked about him as well as his flexible hours due to our complicated working schedules. In the future if I ever decided to purchase another home I know exactly who to call DESI REYES . It was a pleasure working with you.

Omar and Jocelyn Sotelo

Just closed my second transaction with Desi within 6 months.

As on the 1st deal, he provided excellent service and was always available to answer questions and lead through the process. Desi is great at what he does and is highly recommended.

B. Phillips

Over the years Desi has helped us sell and buy homes; he shows us a wide variety of houses, offering his input on the pros and cons of each.

He has brokered the best possible deals for us. We recently contacted Desi to see if he could help us rent my mother’s house. As he has been in the past, Desi was professional, knew the market, advertised the rental and within a couple of weeks we had a handful of good prospects from which we selected tenants. The best part was that with Desi’s knowledge of the market, we were able to get a higher rent for the house than we anticipated. Thank you Desi!

Paula Bruce

I had been searching for a rental in Orange County, closer to work for a couple of months and found the ideal place through Zillow; with Desi being the real estate agent overseeing the listing.

It was my first time renting and did not know what I was doing. Desi made the whole process of filling in rental applications and agreements easy and less daunting. Desi was quick to respond to my inquiry about the apartment and met me the same day to show it to me. Desi’s professionalism and attention to my situation and needs is truly appreciated. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a rental or home.

Jorge Godinez

Desi has been a great partner in selling my home in Riverside and securing a new one in the City of Santa Ana.

His patient attention and support made the process stress free and productive on both transactions. I could not recommend him more highly.

Dr. David Haglund

I first tried a family realtor with many promises.

My end result was multiple requests to drop my price until I finally had to cut ties. I later received a high recommendation of a Realtor named Desi Reyes. I was told Desi is High Energy, Highly Motivated, and Extremely Knowledgeable in his field. After my interview with Desi, I was happy to see he was everything as advertised. He was up front about a few minor changes/upgrades that would give my home more curb appeal. I made said changes as he suggested & Desi even went as far as bringing in some of his own furniture props to showcase the home. The pictures he had taken for my listing were nothing short of AMAZING! He even had my home showcased in a local real estate publication. Desi immediately began the open house process. The end result was in approximately (2) weeks time, Desi had several offers on my home. We took what he believed was the strongest offer. My house closed as scheduled and I did not once drop my asking price with Desi. He successfully sold my home for the Full Asking Price. I would like to add that Desi was with me every step of the way on this whole process. From Beginning to End! My ONLY regret was not knowing & using Desi from day one. Desi Reyes, Thank YOU so much for all your hard work in this process. I can honestly say that you are truly an "AMAZING REALTOR"! I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone who is looking for great results. Thank You!

Eddie Gomez

We closed escrow today on my parent's home.

Desi was very patient and professional when dealing with two 85 year olds. He always made sure that they knew and understood the process and helped them stage their house before open house. It was very successful and sold within a week to a very strong buyer. Thank you Desi for your work ethic, knowledge, and professionalism. You will always be our #1 realtor!

Rogelio and Isabel Landrian

I'm so glad that we had Desi work with us in selling our family's home.

He is the ultimate professional and so proactive. He made the whole process effortless. I would definitely recommend Desi to anyone looking for a reputable realtor!

Maritza Alvarez

Desi is an Amazing human been!

Who takes his job very seriously, I’m an old customer of him and every time I seek his assistance I couldn’t be more please with his performance, always on time ready to tackle the Issue and please his customer to the best of his ability’. I could continue talking about him but one think I can tell is he’s very special and a Great source to our community I hope we can count on his services for many years to come.

Ana Rodriguez

We have been clients of Desi for about 20 years.

 He has represented us in several real estate transactions throughout the years.  Recently, he represented us in the sale of our home and purchase of another. Not only does Desi have years of experience, but he keeps up with the current real estate regulations and market conditions, and has a vast knowledge of the industry. Our last purchase closed in the summer of 2014 and Desi worked closely with us throughout the entire process.  He target marketed the area where we wanted the house and effectively submitted our offer, which was accepted, even though there were multiple offers.  He was always a phone call, email, or text away and quick to respond.  He assisted us with the loan approval and escrow process. Desi's focus seems to be on keeping clients for life since he does not walk away after the close of escrow.  He follows up and keeps in contact.  In fact, a few months after the close of escrow, he assisted us to resolve a problem with the home warranty company. Our transactions with Desi have gone as smoothly as possible due to his diligence and attention to details. Sincerely, Pete and Virginia Pascual

Pete and Virginia Pascual

My wife and I decided to hire Desi to sell or condo because the realtor we used to buy the condo five years before tried to push properties not suitable to us.

Desi was not like that at all. He listened to our needs and helped us make the best deal. He didn't push anything and made excellent suggestions. We felt like we were his one and only client. I highly recommend Desi.

Keith Suleski

Desi is AWESOME!

!! His energy, expertise and PATIENCE make him a great agent to work with. He was with us every step of the way and always made sure we knew just what we were getting into before making any big decisions. Even while he was away for the Memorial Day weekend, he kept in direct contact with us and made sure we had another agent on call to help us should anything pop up unexpectedly. One of the other things we really appreciate about Desi is his expert eye when viewing a home. He thinks of things that sometimes, we, the buyer just don't think about - natural lighting in the house vs. a dark house, driveway conditions, overhead streetlights, wear and tear that might need fixing - his experience truly shines through in these little details. We would highly recommend Desi to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. He truly helped make a stressful process much easier to walk through!

Javier and Joni Prado

Desi Reyes is an outstanding individual.

We were faced with the stressful task of selling my father's house following his death. In every aspect of the process he was patient and kind. He later helped me find my home. After looking for approx a month he advised me Canyon hills would be my best investment. It was. Desi and First team put together a very professional presentation, being extremely efficient and truly remarkable. I will not hesitate to use Desi and First team real estate for future purchase. Sincerely, Fabian Daroca

Fabian Daroca

My husband and I have worked with Desi several times over the past 23 years.

We keep coming back to Desi because of his knowledge of the industry and his professionalism. Whether helping us sell a house, buy a house, or finding potential tenants for a rental, Desi continues to provide quality service.

Paula M. Bruce

Desi Reyes is an amazing realtor!

Always available,reliable and knowledgeable about the rules and regulations of the real estate industry! I recommend him always to all my friends and family!

Tere De Jesus Calhoon

Desi Reyes has done an excellent job renting my condominium to well qualified tenant on several occasions.

He is honest, thorough, diligent and always available not only to answer any questions you may have but also in sharing thoughts and ideas in order to make the best tenant choice. I am sure he would also be one of the top if not the best realtor to sell your house.

Frank Palmer

Desi and the team he had working on selling my place did a great job!

!!!! He always informed us on how the sale was going and anything the bank needed he got it done right away. If I have somebody looking to buy or sell their home I will recommend him 100% right away. Thanks for all the help.

Angel Baez

Desi assisted us in the selling our home in L.

A. County. When we met, we knew we were in good hands. Our experience was nothing less than amazing. Immediately after meeting, we got nothing but positive vibes. He treated us like family. He is professional, very knowledgeable and more importantly, honest. A person with high integrity and work ethic. All of the suggestions Desi gave us in preparing our home for the sale were spot on. The listing price he suggested generated multiple offers with us accepting an offer significantly higher than the listed price. We were exceptionally pleased, to say the least. He successfully negotiated credits with the buyers so we did not have to do any termite work or replace the roof. The house sold in two months! We are so grateful for his support and guidance throughout this whole entire process. Everything was effortless. He always looked out for our best interests and kept us informed of everything that was happening. We were never in the dark about anything. Desi patiently addressed all of our concerns and questions, not matter how minor or unimportant they may have been. He immediately answered all or phone calls, E-Mails and/or texts. Whether you’re buying or selling, Desi Reyes is the perfect Realtor. We highly recommend him. Again, thank you so much Desi for everything. You’re the best!

Teresa and Jesus Barrientos

We have always been able to count on Desi when selling and buying a home.

His experience and professionalism always made the process smooth and trouble-free.

Leonard & Robyn Correa

Desi made this process so smooth and uncomplicated.

He guided us through every step and if we had any questions he would explain it thoroughly. All of his hard work gave us the results we wanted. He was there from the beginning to the end. We would highly recommend Desi to our friends and family. Thank you kindly

Teresa Gonzales

Great working with Desi!

Made the process as first time homebuyers as smooth as he could. Took the time to show us a variety of places in our interest and budget. Would highly recommend Desi.

Susan McClure

We are delighted to have this opportunity to be able to share with others Desi's overwhelming dedication to the real estate industry and his clients.

As first-time homebuyers in 2011, we at first felt as though any prospects within our price-range would be bleak. As a result, we lowered our expectations significantly. However, this changed as soon as we met with Desi. We realized that we were in good hands and immediately felt a sense of confidence and optimism. At the very beginning, Desi equipped us with the right tools, such as Listingbook, to assist us in our search. Due to Desi's expert knowledge of the market, keen negotiating skills, and enduring patience, we ultimately found our home. Desi is an extremely busy man, but when we were out looking at houses or at his office, he always focused his attention on us. He patiently addressed all of our questions, however minor they might have seemed. If he did not have an immediate answer, he would seek one out and get back to us as soon as possible. Desi answered every single one of our phone calls, texts, and emails with a sense of urgency and exhibited only the utmost professionalism. Our search led us to look at a large number of houses, but Desi always maintained a positive approach that we would one day find our perfect home. At some points, we felt as though all hope was lost, but Desi's bright outlook that there would be other houses reassured us that, indeed, there would be, and our hope was quickly restored. Desi has an enormous amount of patience. Our house search occupied nearly a year--definitely not due to lack of houses; rather, our extensive search highlights Desi's patience and emphasizes his concern for us in not merely finding any house, but finding the right house. He never wavered in his approach to showing us houses. We submitted offers on many homes, and throughout each negotiation process, we always felt as though he kept our best interest (and finances) in mind. Desi was working for us, but he always maintained a low-pressure approach. Although it was, and continues to be, a bit of a fixer, we ended up with a beautiful, unique house! We truly believe that we would not have had even the slightest opportunity to purchase this particular home had Desi not been our agent. Something else that we are grateful for is that throughout this process, Desi has become someone we have maintained contact with long after the final papers were signed. He has become a trusted friend. Sincerely, Matt and Danielle Ehrler

Danielle Ehler

Dear Desi,It is with great pleasure that we write this Thank you letter for all your hard work and dedication in selling our property in Lake Elsinore and helping us find our dream home in Santa Ana.

Thanks, in your case, is certainly not enough!It was evident from our first meeting that you were honest and direct and experienced in local real estate.We were not surprised when you stood up to your word and sold our house in Lakes Elsinore in less than one month and shortly after you helped us find our new home.  We admit, we provided you with a "tall order."To your credit we were never in the dark at any time.  You kept us informed of everything that was happening.  You offered excellent advise and answered every questions promptly.You amazed us with your confidence, high energy, flexibility, and persistence.  You were responsive to our phone calls, texts, and emails on weekends and late nights.  You contacted us regugarly to keep us informed (even when we hadn't contacted you).You continually provided support and guidance during many stressful endeavors (e.g. home inspections).  You were extremely organized and made sure deadlines were met.We grew accustomed to spending time with you and we miss our Open House excursions.  We don't just consider your our Realtor, you are also a friend.Thank you Desi!

Sam and Orzina Giurguis

When it comes to buying or selling your home there is no better then Desi Reyes.

He has represented our family's home sales covering 3 generations. He leaves no stone unturned. His people skills are unmatched. He is honest and trustworthy. When people ask me to recommend a realtor I give his name first with confidence. 100%.

Marlon Bechtol

I am so honored to have worked with Desi Reyes on selling my Huntington Beach Property.

He was not only knowledgeable and professional, but he truly took all of my specific interests to heart. He ensured a smooth and easy transaction and was available to pick up the phone, answer a text, answer an email within minutes - just to make sure I was comfortable with the process. My property was a small one; however, he treated my business as if it were a multi-million dollar estate. I am ever grateful and will look NO FURTHER for any future real estate needs! He truly is one in a million.

Dr. T. Vartanian

Desi is not only a very nice person, but is a very professional realtor.

He worked well with us, with the buyers agent, the inspector, the appraisal, and with the lending and mortgage people. He made frequent visits with us, keeping us in the "loop" on each stage of the sale. He suggested, but never told us what to do...selling price, preparations for open house, and anything else to do with the process. Desi was a friend before the sale and remains a friend after the sale. Without reservations, we highly recommend Desi to be your realtor to help you through a very stressful time.

Glen Stroud

Just wanted to write a special thank you note for the wonderful service you provided for the sale of our condo in Long Beach.

 In particular, the listing price you suggested for the property genereated multiple offers and we ended up accepting an offer for 8K higher than the listed price.  Also, you successfully negotiated out many of the repairs requested by the buyers in their offer contingencies (e.g., did not have to do any termite work).  Given the state of the real estate market, this was quite an achievement! This is our fourth Sourthern California real estate transaction together, and I would highly recommend your services to anyone looking for a real estate professional in the Southern California area.  Because I routinely engage in real estate investments in different parts of the countyr, I do have the experience to make a meaninful comparison.  You are extremely knowledgeable about the real estate market and associated laws and regulations, and use marketing tools such as postcards, internet sites and open houses with great success.  I never had any difficulty reaching you, and you proactively kept me up to date on the progress of the transaction in a timely manner-- as I live in Northern California and the property was located in Southern California, this was particularly important.  During our transactions, you have consistently handled difficult personalities and issues (e.g. last minute repairs, incorrect escrow documents) with professionalism and integrity, and always take responsibility for seeing the transaction to a successful and timely end.  It was wonderful to have you take care of everything with the Long Beach sale! Sincerely, Karen M. Calloway, Esq. San Anselmo, CA

Karen M Calloway, Esq.

I want to share my recent experience with the purchase of my new home in the City of Santa Ana.

 I was very fortunate to meet and work with an incredible person and top notch realtor Desi Reyes.I know the purchase of a home is a business transaction, however, for the buyer, it is a very personal and stressful experience. I purchased this home by myself.  I did not have a spouse to share the burden; I had my son involved, but the decision of where and what to buy was on my shoulders.  I raised my son in West Covina and life brought us to Orange County.  Would we return to West Covina? I already loved Orange County.  Where would we end up? Where would my last home be located? I knew nothing about Santa Ana when we began this journey; I needed some real guidance.Everything happens for a reason and yes I am very spiritual.  Desi’s introduction to my home buying journey was no mistake. Desi’s nearly 30 year experience in real estate was such a plus, his focus on the Santa Ana area was critical—knowing he’d sold so many homes in this city and in my new neighborhood was reassuring.   Desi spent the time to show me all the areas I could possibly consider and gave me critical information to evaluate my options.Again, I know it’s a business transaction, however, I do not know of any other realtor who would meet me on New Year’s Day to prepare an offer; meet me at the property during torrential rains to make sure there weren’t any leaks, responded to every call, email, and text immediately, made sure I understood every decision and commitment I made to the seller; when the stove and washer didn’t work, he called the agent to find out what to do and fixed it himself.  I appreciated Desi’s incredible amount of time he spent on my purchase, his responsiveness, attention and genuine concern to make sure I understood the entire process.  He certainly did not handle this as a business transaction.  I know Desi cared above and beyond the call of duty, making sure I made the right decision and that this was “the” house.  The lender I worked with handled the loan process in the same manner.  Again, a very scary and cumbersome process for one person to handle, however, their patience and step by step guidance was critical. I thought it important to share my experience with you as a person who one year ago was going to keep renting for the rest of her life, even though I could easily afford to own.  First Team Tustin has an incredible team member in Desi Reyes.  I miss talking to him every day and will bug him from time to time because he is an all-around great person.We have moved in and this is “the” house; I am home.I will be forever grateful Desi.Sincerely,Martha Molina-Aviles

Martha Molina-Aviles

Desi is an All Star in the Real Estate field.

I have completed several real estate deals with him and he has always followed through with all he promised. He is always available and ready to answer any questions you may have without hesitation. I would list a property with Desi and take advantage of his diligence and many years of experience with real estate without a second thought.

Frank and Maruchi Palmer

Desi is a very professional, courteous real estate agent and I would highly recommend him to anyone that needs a realtor.

His personal and caring service were outstanding, his communication was impeccable and he assisted us in all administrative paperwork and legal documents. Desi was always punctual, thorough and concise on all information and took the time to answer any questions we had. He was extremely accommodating on meeting at times that worked with my schedule. The strategy Desi used in pricing the house was instrumental in a speedy and smooth sale. His comparative market analysis for the property was extremely helpful in understanding the current home market value. He went the extra mile and helped stage the house with existing furniture and we followed his recommendations and it paid off. Desi always communicated all pertinent information and constantly updated us on progress of the house. The open house produced numerous offers and from the time of listing the house, to the close of escrow the sale was completed in 32 days. Thank you, Desi for producing such outstanding results and for being an honest and devoted real estate agent. Sincerely, Pat and Nancy Murphy

Patrick Murphy

It was a pleasure working with Desi Reyes.

He is not only very friendly and professional but was very active in working towards getting our house sold in a prompt manner. We had a very short time to sell our house. He quickly had an open house and the first couple to come through bought the house. We had a 30 day escrow and everything ran very smoothly. Because my husband was in Mongolia and I was in California we had to have everything signed twice via email and Desi was very much on top of things making sure we had all the paperwork signed and completed. He helped us through negotiations giving us excellent advice in making decisions and working with the buyer. Overall, it was a wonderful experience working with First Team, the escrow department and Desi personally. Thanks to all for your hard work and making it so easy for us!

Richard and Kathy Porowski

I have had the pleasure of knowing Desi for over 8 years.

He has undoubtedly the most passion and drive to deliver results that well exceed his clients expectation. Desi's expertise, high integrity and strong work ethic make him the only Realtor you will ever want to work with. He recently sold our home in Orange and I was in awe with how Desi made our selling process a walk in the park. We listed late Spring and was in Escrow in less than 60 days. We were exceptionally pleased with end result . Throughout the selling process I could not have imagined a more gratifying overall sales experience. Desi was very patient and helped explain each step with us and ensured we were always ready to move forward with all decisions we felt were the best for selling our home. My spouse and I will be house hunting soon and look forward to working with Desi Reyes in finding our forever home. In my Career, my paths cross with dozens of Realtors maybe even hundreds, and of all the Realtors whom I've had the pleasure of working in a professional capacity none hold a candle to my go to Realtor for Life, Desi Reyes. We highly recommend Desi for all your Sale and Purchasing Real Estate needs.

Luis Echeveste

We recently found ourselves in need of a professional who could help us find a tenant for our condominium.

We retained Desi Reyes as our agent for this purpose. We are extremely satisfied and truly amazed at the results we received. Desi made several suggestions that made the property more attractive yo prospective tenants. His enthusiasm, professionalism, thoroughness, attention to detail, and graceful manner in which he handled every aspect of the listing are evidenced by the successful results. Thanks to Desi's hard work, the property was leased to very qualified tenants shortly after being listed. Thanks Desi. Great job!

Alina & Bobby Forster

Desi kept us informed as to all matters relating to the sale of our building.

He was punctual, professional and provided us with the necessary information to successfully sell our property. We sold the property in four days and above asking! I was totally satisfied with Desi's services and would strongly recommend Desi for all your real estate needs. JKA

Jordan Atzeff

Desi gets it done!

I am entirely pleased with the attention that Desi pays to each client. He is a consummate professional that knows how to buy and sell properties quickly at the right price. Desi has assisted us in 5 transactions and each time we have been pleased with the process and the outcomes. Thanks Desi!

Dr. Stefanie Phillips

Desi was instrumental in selling our two properties and found him to be very efficient and knowledgeable.

Was very determined and good on follow-through. Looking forward to work with him in the near future.

Jim and Emily Christensen

from the very first contact we had with Desi, this experience has been easy, professional and overall amazing.

He responded to our initial inquiry about the property within 24 hours, gave us a list of requirements. When we met with Desi in person, he respected our social space, showed us the property, and gave us plenty of time to look through the entire unit, talk to each other, and answered all of our questions about the property as if he had been living there for years. He even knew some of the neighbors and told us about who we would be living next to. Working with Desi was like working with a good friend and next time(a long time from now) I need help locating a property, I'll be calling him.

Jabari Sims

Hello, I had the opportunity to have Mr.

Desi Reyes list and sell my home in Shady Lane, (North Tustin), in the Fall of 2018. Mr. Reyes was efficient, professional and informed me on a regular basis the selling status of my home. An offer was made on or about the 45th day that my home was listed. I was impressed with the professional photos that were taken to market my home. A 30 day escrow was agreed upon by all parties involved. I would highly recommend Mr. Reyes, as he has years of experience with an excellent sales history, representing both buyer and the seller. Mr. George

George

Desi and my family go way back.

Desi has helped us on quite a few occasions and we have always been so grateful to him and all his help. He is so professional and very knowledgeable with his work. Not only is he our realtor, he’s like one of our family members and close friend. Desi, gracias por todo to esfuerzo y trabajo amigo!! 😊

Sandra Espinoza

Desi is wonderful!

He helped us purchase our first home and then sell it and purchase a new home. He really knows his stuff. You can count on him to get the job done. I have recommended him to coworkers who have also had great experiences working with him. He was not only a great realtor but he also became a good friend!

Stephanie Finlay

We are delighted to have this opportunity to be able to share with others Desi's overwhelming dedication to the real estate industry and his clients.

As first-time homebuyers in 2011, we at first felt as though any prospects within our price-range would be bleak. As a result, we lowered our expectations significantly. However, this changed as soon as we met with Desi. We realized that we were in good hands and immediately felt a sense of confidence and optimism. At the very beginning, Desi equipped us with the right tools, such as Listingbook, to assist us in our search. Due to Desi's expert knowledge of the market, keen negotiating skills, and enduring patience, we ultimately found our home. Desi is an extremely busy man, but when we were out looking at houses or at his office, he always focused his attention on us. He patiently addressed all of our questions, however minor they might have seemed. If he did not have an immediate answer, he would seek one out and get back to us as soon as possible. Desi answered every single one of our phone calls, texts, and emails with a sense of urgency and exhibited only the utmost professionalism. Our search led us to look at a large number of houses, but Desi always maintained a positive approach that we would one day find our perfect home. At some points, we felt as though all hope was lost, but Desi's bright outlook that there would be other houses reassured us that, indeed, there would be, and our hope was quickly restored. Desi has an enormous amount of patience. Our house search occupied nearly a year--definitely not due to lack of houses; rather, our extensive search highlights Desi's patience and emphasizes his concern for us in not merely finding any house, but finding the right house. He never wavered in his approach to showing us houses. We submitted offers on many homes, and throughout each negotiation process, we always felt as though he kept our best interest (and finances) in mind. Desi was working for us, but he always maintained a low-pressure approach. Although it was, and continues to be, a bit of a fixer, we ended up with a beautiful, unique house! We truly believe that we would not have had even the slightest opportunity to purchase this particular home had Desi not been our agent. Something else that we are grateful for is that throughout this process, Desi has become someone we have maintained contact with long after the final papers were signed. He has become a trusted friend. Sincerely, Matt and Danielle Ehrler

Matt and Danielle Ehrler

Desi has been a friend of the family for many years and in 2012/2013 he was extremly helpful, encourgaing and ready to ansewr all my questions during the sale of my grandmother's home in Santa Ana.

I appreciated his knowdlege of the process and his energy in getting us to the end. Over the years he has also been a reliable advisor when I needed help on questions associated with other tansactions in south county. He has always been eager to help me and I am sure he will always be there for me. I know that for anyone who has the chance to work with him it will be a positive and rewarding expereince. I am sure he is your top agent, he is definitely mine and I welcome the chance to work with him again. Neil

Neil Morrison

Desi is a great agent, he just helped my daughter and her husband buy their first place.

He was very patience and understanding with all their questions and taking them to see multiple place, since they werent sure what they wanted to buy and where. He was always available to them for any questions or if they wanted to see a place. He was there for them through the whole process and made it a very positive experience. I highly recommend him for any real estate needs.

Lori Pecolar

Desi is an experienced Realtor.

He helped me find an appropriate home and guided me, a first time buyer, through the process with patience. His people skills are top notch in that he was able to help me understand the market, the motivations of the sellers and to tailor my offer to their interests. The escrow was especially complicated and Desi stood with me every step along the way. He was patient, he responded promptly to every phone call. He was always on top of the transaction. Despite unforeseen legal obstacles on the part of the sellers, he gave me courage to persist and stood with me even when we had to explore multiple alternative properties. Without his help, I could not have arrived at a successful closing. I trust him implicitly and recommend him wholeheartedly.

Jeff VanderWilt

Desi did a great job as our real estate agent.

He was knowledgeable, reliable, trustworthy and very patient as we looked for the right place for our family. I recommended him to our son and his wife and they were equally impressed with Desi's performance. We highly recommend him.

Maria Frias

Desi is very professional, knowledgeable, reliable, and trustworthy!

He explained everything that was coming my way before hand, so I knew every step of the way what to expect. He answered all my questions, many of them even before I asked them. He ALWAYS answered his phone an followed up with all my concerns. I felt at ease at all times while purchasing my house because I knew Desi had my back. He also has a great sense of humor! I would gladly purchase another property with Desi’s expert guidance any time! Thank you, Desi!

Jose Antonio Fermoselle

It was such a pleasure working with Desi.

Time is limited with two full time professions, preteen and teenage sons and juggling multiple sports around town. Desi happily gave us his shoulder to lean on, so we can keep our full attention to our family. The Real Estate market is not easy to navigate and he walked side by side with us with great patience, understanding and swift response to all our questions. Desi became part of our family and will always be grateful for helping us find our dream home.

Daniel & Lisa Correa

Going through the home buying process is not an easy feat.

While there are positive emotions linked to the journey, such as the excitement of being homeowners, there is also anxiety attached to every decision. Aside from juggling everyday responsibilities, there is the rollercoaster of emotions about: not wanting to miss a home posting; finding the right house in the right location; making sure that you cross all your t’s and dot all your i’s when signing legal documents; and, frankly, the list goes on. However, this journey was, without a doubt, facilitated by the incredible Desi Reyes. Desi demonstrates from the get-go that the journey of home buying is one that he will embark on with you. Aside from being extremely knowledgeable from his 30+ years of experience in real estate, Desi goes to great lengths to make life easier during this process. He is compassionate, always a phone call/text away, and most importantly, he will give you his honest advice on whether he believes a home is/is not a good investment. It was impressive to get his raw advice on moving on from a house because at the end of the day, selling and moving on to the next client means more financial gain for an agent; however, Desi genuinely cares about his clients and the relationship he builds. Thus, he will not hesitate to advise against a house if he believes it is not the right investment. With that said, Desi still respects boundaries and knows that the clients will make a final decision at the end of the day. All he can do is advise. In summary, if you want an agent that is an expert in the field, compassionate, and a fantastic advocate for his clients, then Desi is the perfect match. We cannot thank you enough, Desi, for all that you have done for us in our journey as first-time home buyers!

Cynthia Gomez

Desi sold me my first home in Santa Ana back in 1986 and then sold in again twelve years later when I moved to Riverside.

Desi's business practices are second to none, he is always accessible, returns call in a timely manner, clearly explains the process of the transaction and is not shy to remind me when my memory had lapsed due to all the details involved in a transaction. When I decided a few months ago to sell my house in Riverside, I had lost contact with Desi and during a visit to my sister's house; whom I recommended her to have Desi represent her in the purchase of her current duplex, I saw one of these cards that he routinely mails out and contacted him right away sell my home in Riverside. Desi instantly made an appointment to drive to Riverside and meet with me and review all the documents pertaining to the house. Desi is so pro active, that he recommended that a Interspousal deed be executed by my husband since I was single and the only one on title when I purchased the house in Riverside; this would expedite the process when the property went into escrow. Furthermore, Desi respectfully requested that all the personal photos and religious items be removed and replaced with other artful paintings to make the house look neutral as well as to move some furniture around and de clutter the home for better showings. From the beginning Desi provided an estimated seller's net sheet as well as recommended to complete a termite inspection prior to getting an offer to better help me negotiate offers. Since I'm not computer savvy, Desi frequently drove to Riverside to explain all the documents to me and my grandaughter and have them personally signed by me. His marketing tools included frequent open houses, Saturday, Sundays and some afternoon during the week, passing out flyers in the neighborhood announcing the home, mailing his post cards to his past clients. Every week Desi provided a internet report showing how many prospects had viewed the house through the many syndicated web sites First Team promotes. Desi's efforts generated many showings and three offers. Once in escrow, Desi made the process feel smooth due to his frequent updates, escrow closed way sooner then expected and I was able to spend Christmas and New Year's day with my family in Georgia! I'm very grateful to have met Desi almost 35 years ago and represent me three times in the process of buying and selling Real Estate, Desi's experience makes such a stressful process a lighthearted pleasure!" Desi, please keep in touch!

Maria Elena Castro

It was Great experience working with Desi.

He is very knowledgeable, diligent and kind. He is focused on finding the best options to the customers and on satisfying all requirements.. he makes this process to be fun even when it could get stressful. More than a realtor, he is our friend now. We bought the house and he still follows up with us to make sure everything is going well ( really difficult to find people like this). He easily gained our trust, he is always easy to reach for any question we made have. He is 200% recommended ;)

Deidania Paredes

It was an absolute pleasure to have Desi as our Real Estate Agent.

He was always very professional and most importantly accessible. Because of his strong work ethic and due diligence, our family was able to find our first home. Thank you Desi for all of your great work!!!

Richard N.

Our experience with Desi started with us buying a house from one of Desi’s clients.

He was always very responsive to any concerns and questions we had and very detailed and professional in every aspects. Then we decided to move forward with hiring Desi as a realtor to help us leasing our house. And we are glad we chose Desi. We love his great communication and professionalism. Desi knows the neighborhood in the area inside and out. He kept us up to date every step along the way and made the process of renting our house smoothly. He provided exceptional works and he was very knowledgeable of his field. We highly recommend Desi to our friends and family for any of their real estate needs.

Janet Dinh

Desi helped make the selling of my Father's home a good experience at a time that was difficult for us due to our father being ill.

Anna Newell

I would recommend Desi Reyes to anybody looking to buy a home.

He is very professional and takes his business very seriously. I was a first -time buyer when I started looking for a condo and really had no idea what I was doing. I didn't know what kinds of things to look out for or be aware of. I didn't know what questions to ask the seller when I found a property I was interested in. None of that mattered with Desi on my side. He knows his stuff and made sure he shared all the information he had so I could make the best decisions for me when it came to buying a condo. Thank you, Desi for making this a wonderful experience for me.

Toni Craig

Desi's professionalism, knowledge of the industry, and efficiency made my whole experience a lot easier.

As a first time homeowner, I had very minimal information and knowledge of where to look, factors of homes that make them more valuable, and negotiating, in general, but Desi helped me to navigate and comprehend the process, each step of the way. He even advocated for me and my situation with bank representatives so I could get approved for a mortgage loan. Without Desi's go-getter attitude, we would have not made an offer in just 2 days after my now condo was listed!

Katya Martinez

Few individuals in my professional and community life met or exceeded the dedicated qualify of service I received from Desi Reyes, my First Team Real Estate agent based in Tustin, CA.

  I have purchased several properties in two states since University, and am self-employed!  Mr. Reyes, I am happy to say, took my interest seriously to the point that my satisfaction with his knowledgeable expertise and focused commitment urges me to share my very pleased experience with others!

Donal Cribb

My husband and I first met Desi about a year and a half ago through our daughter and her husband.

  Together we had discussed the possibility of living together so they could take care of us in our “golden years” (we’re already there!).  Our plan was to find a home suitable for two families living together with separate quarters but common living areas (living room, kitchen and dining room).  That idea meant we had to sell our homes (2) and buy one.  It was a stretch for a seller and the real estate agents to deal with two contingencies on the buyers’ part.  We looked and looked, discussed the lack of the type of home we were looking for and with the help of Desi Reyes, our realtor, we came to the conclusion that our plan was not ideal.  So, we backed off and our daughter and her husband continued to look for themselves.  I was feeling nostalgic after a while…I didn’t want to sell my home.  I loved it. In 2017, we had some major construction to be done and the house was a mess with boxes everywhere with things that had to be moved for the construction and not to mention the dust that goes with any kind of construction.  It went on for months and months.  I was tired of having to maintain the home with a limited income.  So, we told our daughter our moving in with them would be sooner than they thought.  After two years of looking for a home, our daughter and her husband purchased a house in our city and large enough for the two of us to share with them.  They gladly reiterated their offer to let us live with them.  Just before the construction was completed, our daughter told us to call Desi to discuss listing our home.  He set up an appointment immediately and gave us in detail what we’d expect in the process of selling.  Desi was so-o thorough and didn’t mind repeating/explaining when we needed to better understand what he was saying.  We listed the house immediately because Desi felt we would sell quickly…nice neighborhood, a park in walking distance, schools nearby, easy shopping and our house was very appealing. Desi set up Open House that weekend and every weekend thereafter.  At 30 days of listing, he advised that if we didn’t have any offers, we needed to lower the price, though we didn’t want to lower it at all.  No offers came and then on the Open House of the 30th day, and just before closing, Desi received 2 offers.  We immediately got together to discuss our options, made a decision and accepted one.  It went into escrow and 30 days later we closed escrow.  What a learning experience and a fun “ride” -- full of excitement and nerves unsettling.  Desi Reyes has over 30 years of real estate experience and it showed!  His expertise shines with every issue that came before us.  We were in good hands.  His demeaner is calming and he always assured us everything was going as scheduled.  Desi was always thinking ahead and made sure we were informed.  He communicated with the Escrow officer continually to be sure our questions were answered and satisfactory.  Desi is a good listener and remembers everything in detail.  He’s fun to be around and we always looked forward to our appointments with him. Thank you, Desi!  You are the best!  With gratitude, The Fukudas

Helene and Harlan Fukuda

We were very fortunate to find Desi Reyes to sell our house, this was our first time selling a house and we had some ideas of what we wanted from a realtor.

We had spoke to 3 or 4 realtors before we received a postcard from Desi. During our first conversation with Desi, I could tell that he was very knowledgeable about the market and our neighborhood. When he told me his marketing plan and how to get visibility through a realtor showcase, open house during the week and postcards we knew he would be the right realtor for us. He was very familiar with the neighborhood, which I believe is a huge plus for potential buyers. In our mind, Desi Reyes went above and beyond the requirements of a realtor for us and got our house sold in a shorter than the average time on the market and for a great price.

Dana Van Leeuwen

Selling a house in the middle of a global pandemic is not something we would have planned on doing but was something that we needed to do, and Desi Reyes was the person to get it done.

Desi, just wanted to say thank you for all your help with selling my mom’s house. It was an emotional and difficult time for my family and you showed compassion and professionalism throughout this time. We had our share of challenges yet you continued to tow the line keeping us informed and at ease. Thank you for your patience and your guidance, we could not have done it without you.

Maria Elena Sentner

Desi Reyes has helped me with real estate for many years and just recently sold my condo in record time!

His professionalism, knowledge, attention to detail and caring personality have impressed me for years! Thank you, Desi.

Pamela Christensen

''Desi Is A AWESOME PERSON.

HE HELPED MY WIFE AND I PURCHASED ARE 1ST HOME. HE MADE THE EXPERIENCE TO BUY A HOME VERY EASY. VERY FRANDINLY PERSON. HE AWALYS MAKING SURE EVERYTHING WAS TAKING CARE OF. WE WILL USE HIM FOR NEXT TIME WE PURCHASED A HOME. THANK YOU!

Frank adame

Desi provided great service and amazing response time in our home search.

He was patient and diligent in finding a property that met our wants and needs. I highly recommend him.

Bryan Phillips

During all my real estate dealings with Desi I have found him to be diligent, very knowledgeable and going out of his way to help his clients.

I would highly recommend him for real state transactions.

Frank Palmer

Our experience with Desi could not have been better.

With years of experience behind him, Desi really does know how best to market a property. After hiring a professional photographer to represent our condo in online listings and listing our property, he hosted an open house on our first day on the market. We received a cash offer at the open house and closed escrow in 30 days. The whole process was so easy. Desi communicated clearly at every step of the process, so we knew what was happening and what we needed to do. We were very pleased to have Desi representing us and cannot speak highly enough of him.

Nathan Flowers

Mr Reyes' professional approach and extensive knowladge in matters of real estate was a guarantee for a highly satisfying experience and a successful conclusion of our real estate transaction in a timely manner.

I will recommend his professional services to all of my family members as well as to all of my friends and colleagues.

Henry Koleny

We were introduced to Desi by way of a referral, and we do not hesitate to refer him to all of our family and friends.

Desi was very knowledgeable and helpful in the process of finding our new home. At no point did we feel pressured. All round excellent experience.

William Ibrahim
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"Just wanted to write a special thank you note for the wonderful service you provided for the sale of our condo in Long Beach. In particular, the listing price you suggested for the property genereated ... more "
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"Desi is wonderful! He helped us purchase our first home and then sell it and purchase a new home. He really knows his stuff. You can count on him to get the job done. I have recommended him to coworkers ... more "
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"Desi represented me in the purchase of my home a few years ago and I had a very positive experience throughout the entire process. He is professional, knowledgeable and trustworthy. One of the things ... more "
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