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Hace unos años atrás hicimos un trato en el norte de Chile.

El lugar era perfecto. ¡Una verdadera joya que estaba avaluada en más de 3 millones de dólares! Se venía entonces muchos papeleo. Fue entonces que Lisa Thompson hizo un trabajo espectacular para nosotros. Ella leyó y entendió los documentos legales con un español perfecto, nos guió y acompañó en todo momento. Recomiendo contar con los servicios de Lisa Thompson. Si estas pensando en comprar o vender una propiedad en Estados Unidos, sea grande o pequeña, ella es la profesional indicada.

Ricardo Rodriguez

You are a hardworking realtor with enthusiasm and zeal.

We liked that your character is honest and we could trust you with such a huge endeavor. You have exceptional marketing. We appreciated and implemented everything you suggested to enhance our home and sale, and it paid off! From the initial market analysis to the close of escrow, your care, communication skills and your diligence really ensured a very favorable outcome for us.

Darcelle Mealin

Accurate Pricing!

One thing I didn’t get to say regarding our in-person evaluation of your services was the in-depth analysis of what the property was worth.  I believe you were very accurate.  I truly believe that being a Realtor is a very complex and multi-faceted career field.  Not an easy job. Darcy and I are very happy with all your work. 

Robert Mealin

You are a star!

...Maybe we should have you come to Australia and sell our Sydney home?  Your energy, enthusiasm and professionalism is outstanding.

Jilly Ringwood

You did it!

My situation was a bit more complicated than usual, and it was a long shot that I would be able to stay in the Laguna Beach Village. Not only did you find me the right house in the heart of the village, but you also negotiated the price down AND used gentle persistence and creative negotiation with the listing agent to make the deal happen.

Maureen Smith

Hace unos años atrás hicimos un trato en el norte de Chile.

El lugar era perfecto. ¡Una verdadera joya que estaba avaluada en más de 3 millones de dólares! Se venía entonces muchos papeleo. Fue entonces que Lisa Thompson hizo un trabajo espectacular para nosotros. Ella leyó y entendió los documentos legales con un español perfecto, nos guió y acompañó en todo momento. Recomiendo contar con los servicios de Lisa Thompson. Si estas pensando en comprar o vender una propiedad en Estados Unidos, sea grande o pequeña, ella es la profesional indicada.

Ricardo Rodriguez

You did it!

 My situation was a bit more complicated than usual, and it was a long shot that I would be able to stay in the Laguna Beach Village.  Not only did you find me the right house in the heart of the village, but you also negotiated the price down AND used gentle persistence and creative negotiation with the listing agent to make the deal happen.

Maureen Smith

Lisa Has Gone Above and Beyond.

  I recently used Lisa Thompson to sell my home in Santa Ana.  I was impressed by her professionalism from the first pre-sale meeting through the close of escrow.  Lisa crafted a sales plan including setting the purchase price, suggesting repairs and improvements to the home to increase its market value, and marketing the home locally and through her network of brokers and agents. Lisa has a group of very capable professionals that she recommended to do needed work including plumbers, electricians, painters and termite work.   After listing my home for sale, I moved out of state and was unable to supervise these repairs and improvements.  Lisa went above and beyond to oversee the work and report its progress.  I was very pleased with the work and with Lisa’s efforts in getting the house ready to show. Lisa marketed the home using brochures, ads and her network of brokers and agents.  She purchased and planted flowers to spruce up the front walkway.  At the initial open house, Lisa hosted a taco party and had over 80 people in attendance.  The following day, I had multiple offers.  My home sold for more than $30,000 over the asking price. Throughout the process, Lisa has gone above and beyond.  Communication throughout the process was excellent.  I highly recommend Lisa Thompson to anyone who is looking for a professional real estate agent to handle the sale of your home. 

Mark Kincaid

Lisa really went overboard.

  With her juggling of our specific preferences, travel schedules and timeline, she coordinated 13 showings for us throughout Laguna Beach in one day.  She thought of everything--she gave us each a folder with flyers for each house so we could study them en route, was knowledgeable about the area and even provided snacks.  We found one we really loved and she hung in there with us through many unforeseen hurdles.  I would recommend her for her dedication and professionalism.

Lauren Foreman

I was very impressed.

  Lisa’s skill found me a luxury home on Circle Drive in Laguna Beach with a marvelous view of the ocean, and private beach access.  Not only was she professional and knowledgeable, but her sharp attention to detail and creative negotiating lowered the price and saved me money!

Dr. Jason Liauw

Due to sudden and unforeseen circumstances, I had the need to find a condo fast.

Lisa jumped right in there with me and listened to the details of what I needed, and then quickly found several for us to visit that fit my preferences in Laguna Niguel and Aliso Viejo. Within days, we were making an offer. I would recommend Lisa for her kindness and attention to details and for her negotiating skills that kept it within my budget. (And she made a dreary situation fun!)

Linda Jonason

It was a great experience working with Lisa.

From day one, Lisa had the whole calendar laid out and explained to us. She is pleasant, smart, experienced, hard working and full of energy. Lisa’s approach is that of class, knowledge, friendly and super honest. The team of professionals that Lisa work with were amazing. Everything went like clock work, they all worked together to make the process of selling our property close to effortless. Thank you very much Lisa and team. Lana and Robert Pottebaum

Robert Pottobaum & Lana Hakim

When we first met, I had a pretty good sense that we would work well together and that I could trust you to look out for our needs during this sale.

I just wanted you to run with your strategy that you beautifully laid out. I trusted in you being the real estate expert. Your pricing strategy was completely on-point! Right away, as you predicted with your pricing strategy, we received several offers of what we realistically expected to get. However, what was more impressive was that you were able to secure an offer for what we ideally hoped for! In addition, the buyer was exactly the type of person we wanted to live in this special unit! It felt like a win-win-win scenario for you, me and the buyer! Working with the nuances of the Laguna Woods HOA was extremely challenging. You oversaw every detail that you could anticipate, and when you were thrown a curve-ball, you made sure you found ways to find a solution that was most beneficial to us. You took care of everything and did not burden us with all the details of how you were getting everything done. You were just getting it done … and I sooo appreciate that! I have seen how much time & effort you’ve put into this project and you have earned a client for life. I do not think there are many people that would have been as patient, resourceful and capable to close this sale in the time frame I hoped for. You are quite an impressive person! I know, without a doubt in my mind, that no one else could have done a better than job than you! You are a gift to your clients who just want to get things done well. Thank you so much!

Christine Haik

What a breath of fresh air!

In most of my previous business with realtors I felt pressured to act before I was prepared to do so. Lisa was the epitome of professionalism, showing her patience, understanding and thoroughness as she, my husband and I worked together. She put our questions and concerns before her own interests, determined that we end up completely happy and secure with our choices. Every question was answered promptly no matter how minor it might be. And she never stopped smiling!

Pat and Lee Harkless

Wow!

 What a wonderful gift we received from you this week here in France.  Lisa, you were terrific throughout the whole listing--from conception to completion and we both regard you now as a true friend, which is more important than a sale.  One day we must meet so I can say thank you in person.  Our new French home will always have a warm welcome and a glass or several for you guys so whenever time permits make sure to come and visit. Thank you so much for the gift for the sale, but above all for the friendship.

Roger Ringwood

Lisa and her team were with me from Day 1.

In the sale of my Laguna Niguel townhouse, her professionalism and negotiation skills were much appreciated. Lisa made sure all of the details were taken care of in a timely manner and we had great communication, which was very important to me because I moved out of state a month before we placed my home on the market. I trusted her input and had a great result.

Melinda A. Schrage

I recently used Lisa Thompson to sell my home in Santa Ana.

I was impressed by her professional from the first pre-sale meeting through the close of escrow. Lisa crafted a sales plan including setting the purchase price, suggesting repairs and improvements to the home to increase its market value, and marketing the home locally and through her network of brokers and agents. Lisa has a group of very capable professionals that she recommended to do needed work including plumbers, electricians, painters and termite work. After listing my home for sale, I moved out of state and was unable to supervise these repairs and improvements. Lisa went above and beyond to oversee the work and report its progress. I was very pleased with the work and with Lisa’s efforts in getting the house ready to show. Lisa marketed the home using brochures, ads and her network of brokers and agents. She purchased and planted flowers to spruce up the front walkway. At the initial open house, Lisa hosted a taco party and had over 80 people in attendance. The following day, I had multiple offers. My home sold for more than $30,000 over the asking price. Throughout the process, Lisa has gone above and beyond. Communication throughout the process was excellent. I highly recommend Lisa Thompson to anyone who is looking for a professional real estate agent to handle the sale of your home.

Mark Kincaid

You are a hardworking realtor with enthusiasm and zeal.

We liked that your character is honest and we could trust you with such a huge endeavor.  You have exceptional marketing.  We appreciated and implemented everything you suggested to enhance our home and sale, and it paid off!  From the initial market analysis to the close of escrow, your care, communication skills and your diligence really ensured a very favorable outcome for us.  Darcelle Mealin

Darcelle Mealin

Wow!

What a wonderful gift we received from you this week here in France. Lisa, you were terrific throughout the whole listing--from conception to completion and we both regard you now as a true friend, which is more important than a sale. One day we must meet so I can say thank you in person. Our new French home will always have a warm welcome and a glass or several for you guys so whenever time permits make sure to come and visit. Thank you so much for the gift for the sale, but above all for the friendship.

Roger Ringwood

A Marvelous Experience!

  While we have mixed emotions about leaving behind our Somerset Point community that we have enjoyed for the past almost 9 years, we wanted to let you know of the marvelous experience we just had in selling our home using Lisa Thompson of First Team Christie’s International Real Estate. We did not know Lisa, but her marketing really got us so we called her for an appointment. Her preparedness for the initial meeting in April was impressive. We chose her over all the agents in my (Jerry’s) own brokerage and over other agents marketing in our neighborhood. Her record showed us that she was a smart and wise agent who was not going to quote us a sky-high price just to get the listing. One of the most important things we value about Lisa was that she was right on the money for pricing and had the pulse of the market. In the middle of our launch on the MLS in June, Lisa had a plan and sailed us through the turbulent waters of a changing market.  She gave us good advice on where to adjust our price. We listened, but decided to hold our original price for a while longer. Lisa listened openly and stuck in there with us, giving us the room to test our theory. When we finally did improve our price as she had suggested, we had multiple offers almost immediately. The top five things we loved about Lisa’s service were:  --Her organization to tell us ahead of time what to expect at every stage; --She kept us up to date all the time; --Her responsiveness was timely, no matter the hour or the day that I (Wendy) reached out with a question;  --Top notch luxury marketing internationally and locally; and --Even though I (Jerry) was also a Laguna Niguel real estate agent, Lisa didn’t take it for granted and think that I already knew everything.  She explained each step of the process to us as we were going through it and I really appreciated that. If you are considering selling your home, we can wholeheartedly recommend Lisa Thompson to you! Sincerely, Jerry and Wendy Jones

Jerry and Wendy Jones

Solid Recommendation!

!! Once upon a time a couple from Kansas, recently moved from the greater NYC area, decided to buy a condo in Laguna Woods. Unfortunately for the realtor, Lisa Thompson, the laid back attitudes of the mid west had not yet totally softened the frenetic pace of NY. When this couple started looking for a condo in 2017/2918 (as snowbirds), the fact that Lisa remained sane, calm and helpful without massive amounts of alcohol or drugs, is, alone, a testament to her professionalism. These people kept changing their minds about what was important. They wanted to see condos and co-ops multiple times a week, The couple, themselves, wondered if they were a bit off the wall. Lisa managed it all, got the couple on a reasonable schedule, asked appropriate questions, kept notes to remind the crazy NYer's what they had said about each place they visited. At the tail end, but not the tale end, of snowbird season, a condo was actually found, bid upon and went into escrow. Unfortunately, the inspector's report found some issues that the couple, then back in warm fuzzy mid west, felt they could not deal with from afar, and the deal fell through. Come 2019 and the Kansasians returned to LW with much clearer priorities. Those were, they want everything possible for a modest price. For all the properties for sale in LW, with a little patience and care, that can actually become a reality. It did. We close escrow (closing in mid west and east coast parlance) as I write this missive. Lisa showed patience and willingness for everything we needed to do to find our dream vacation home. When she didn't know, she found out. When we fussed, she calmed us.

Glenn Abelson

A Marvelous Experience!

  While we have mixed emotions about leaving behind our Somerset Point community that we have enjoyed for the past almost 9 years, we wanted to let you know of the marvelous experience we just had in selling our home using Lisa Thompson of First Team Christie’s International Real Estate. We did not know Lisa, but her marketing really got us so we called her for an appointment. Her preparedness for the initial meeting in April was impressive. We chose her over all the agents in my (Jerry’s) own brokerage and over other agents marketing in our neighborhood.  Her record showed us that she was a smart and wise agent who was not going to quote us a sky-high price just to get the listing. One of the most important things we value about Lisa was that she was right on the money for pricing and had the pulse of the market. In the middle of our launch on the MLS in June, Lisa had a plan and sailed us through the turbulent waters of a changing market. She gave us good advice on where to adjust our price. We listened, but decided to hold our original price for a while longer. Lisa listened openly and stuck in there with us, giving us the room to test our theory. When we finally did improve our price as she had suggested, we had multiple offers almost immediately. The top five things we loved about Lisa’s service were:             --Her organization to tell us ahead of time what to expect at every stage;           --She kept us up to date all the time;           --Her responsiveness was timely, no matter the hour or the day that I (Wendy) reached out with a question;           --Top notch luxury marketing internationally and locally; and           --Even though I (Jerry) was also a Laguna Niguel real estate agent, Lisa didn’t take it for granted and think that I already knew everything.  She explained each step of the process to us as we were going through it and I really appreciated that.  If you are considering selling your home, we can wholeheartedly recommend Lisa Thompson to you!

Jerry and Wendy Jones

When we first met, I had a pretty good sense that we would work well together and that I could trust you to look out for our needs during this sale.

  I just wanted you to run with your strategy that you beautifully laid out. I trusted in you being the real estate expert. Your pricing strategy was completely on-point!  Right away, as you predicted with your pricing strategy, we received several offers of what we realistically expected to get.  However, what was more impressive was that you were able to secure an offer for what we ideally hoped for!   In addition, the buyer was exactly the type of person we wanted to live in this special unit!  It felt like a win-win-win scenario for you, me and the buyer!  Working with the nuances of the Laguna Woods HOA was extremely challenging.  You oversaw every detail that you could anticipate, and when you were thrown a curve-ball, you made sure you found ways to find a solution that was most beneficial to us.  You took care of everything and did not burden us with all the details of how you were getting everything done.  You were just getting it done … and I sooo appreciate that!  I have seen how much time & effort you’ve put into this project and you have earned a client for life.  I do not think there are many people that would have been as patient, resourceful and capable to close this sale in the time frame I hoped for.  You are quite an impressive person!  I know, without a doubt in my mind, that no one else could have done a better than job than you!  You are a gift to your clients who just want to get things done well.  Thank you so much!

Christine Haik

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