"When choosing a realtor to represent your family's interest, you want to make sure that you are selecting the best of the best. The location, school district, the neighborhood, etc., are all extremely important to consider. My wife and I had an excellent experience with Mike / Mary Jafarkhani and Talia from RE/MAX Premier Realty. This team is THE BEST around!!! The level of customer service and attention to detail was extraordinary. It was pouring rain the day that we saw some of the local listings in our area. Mary and Talia took care of my family walking with an umbrella over my daughter and sitting in our car at times to entertain our son. If I could give 10 stars I would!!! They walked me through the entire process and I cannot believe it!!! We closed yesterday on the house and everything went so smoothly. My family and I are on cloud 9 right now! You have earned our business... I will refer plenty of clients to you. Thank you!!! Thank God!!!"
Darren & Ramona
“My wife and I listed our house with Mike and Mary and it was truly the best decision we made. We had tried to sell in the past but were unsuccessful. They were extremely professional, punctual, trustworthy, efficient and timely in providing their professional services. We were in constant communications with them. They were expeditious and efficient in preparing our home for showing which included professional staging, photography, advertising, etc. and by virtue of that we received an offer within a few days of listing. Their specific recommendations and knowledge of our local community, Woodbury Community in Irvine, was extremely helpful as they easily helped us navigate through any and all challenges. We highly recommend Mike and Mary Jafarkhani and we'll continue to use their services in the future. Thank you.”
Nader & Leila
“M&M weren't my first choice as I had met another realtor that specialized in Woodbury. I was on the brink of signing when there was a provision that the realtor, understandably, did not want to agree to. That provision was essentially a guarantee that I would be entitled to an "x" amount after closing. Although my demand was reasonable, the realtor did not feel comfortable and I had no choice but to seek other realtors. I then met with Mary and from the onset, she was nothing but a pure professional. M&M understood my concerns and was confident enough to insert the "guarantee" provision in our agreement. Thus, both sides took a leap of faith and the rest is history. M&M only had to host two open houses and were able to quickly obtain an offer for us. The offer came within 2 weeks of listing during a time where inventory wasn't exactly scarce. They then negotiated hard and was able to obtain even more than my "guarantee" amount. They were also able to get a final price that was higher than a comparable property. My wife and I strongly recommend M&M if you want to sell your house fast in this competitive market. Plus, they did a great job in marketing our place and even staging it. Kudos to M&M!”
Hubert & Jane
“I had a great experience with Mike & Mary. They exceeded all expectations and made me feel comfortable throughout the whole process. When I did not understand something, Mike or Mary gave thorough explanation and never insisted that I make a decision if I didn't feel comfortable. Everything from staging my home, setting up open houses and giving advice to help expedite the sales process helped me tremendously. Communication was to the point and effective. Selling a home is an arduous task for any home owner but I'm glad that Mike and Mary were there for me. Whether buying or selling, do yourself a favor and give them a try! With their knowledge and expertise of the housing market, you will not be sorry if you use Mike and Mary!”
"Mike & Mary… What a team, they are absolutely wonderful and true professionals. We have contacted Mary to rent our home in 2015. Mike & Mary together brought a tenant within two weeks and the whole process completed quickly and hassle free. They provided excellent service at that time and the reason why we contacted them again this year when we decided to sell our home.
Mike & Mary have many years of experience in Irvine real estate market. They have solid understanding of all neighborhoods in the city. Mary took care of every minute detail in preparing our home for listing. She has given useful tips in getting our home ready. She has good taste in staging and has a great support team that can stage the home nicely and professionally photographed, without missing any detail. Mary understands the strengths of the property and stages the home to showcase the best features.
Mary has sent out Open house announcement a week ahead to hundreds of prospective buyers in their network. We had Open House during the first weekend after listing. The home was priced very competitively. Thanks to their marketing efforts, staging and overall team effort, we had an offer on the very first day and two more offers followed on the second day. All offers were above listing price.
Mike and Mary guided us during the negotiation process and we finally accepted an offer that was well over the listing price. Since it was a cash offer, the closing was completed in three weeks. We highly recommend Mike & Mary team for their excellent services as real estate agents."
"The one thing I would like to mention about my deal with Mike and Mary is that they heightened my expectations to a different new level. Their team work, great personalities, professionalism, quick and honest response to my every question, definitely made this whole deal go very smoothly. Itrust and respect Mike and Mary a lot and strongly recommend them to all my friends and family who are trying to buy or sell any kind of property. Thank you guys so much for finding my dream home."
"During the process of purchasing my home in 2013, I found Mike and Mary to be very professional, thoroughly knowledgeable, and responsive to my inquiries. They went above and beyond in helping me through the purchase process. Even now, I can call upon them for market knowledge, confident in their quick response with excellent spot-on market analysis. They are an wonderful team to work with and I highly recommend them to anyone purchasing or selling a home."
"I have been working with Mike and Mary team for a while, I find they are very knowledgable, responsible, patient and always on top of everything. they've shown us homes that are personalized on our needs and know a lot of information about the homes. Team has Chinese speaker agent and they work great together to help me and my family to find us home. I am glad I found them and confident that they will find us perfect home in near future."
"I worked with Mike and Mary on my rental property. They are extremely knowledgeable, experienced, professional and most importantly responded very quickly to all my questions. He walked me through the entire process and everything went smoothly. I am very happy with their service and would highly recommend Mike and Mary to anyone"
"Don’t have good enough of a word to describe my experience with Mike and Mary. They take care of your home like their own. They present it well and almost guarantee to get you multiple offers. They make great suggestions and they are there to walk you through it.
I live out of town and they sold my home in less than A week. They took care of everything. Staging was perfect and my overall experience was superb. I am not an easy person and really have no time due to my profession. I have worked with many agents in the past and by far they are the beat out there. I'd definitely buy my next home from them and sell again with them. They will be my agents for life. This is a fact; after all they are people out there who make every penny of their commission worth it. I love these two souls and couldn't be happier!"
Mary of Re/Max are professional realtors who have been an absolute pleasure to
work with. From Day 1 to Closing of our home they provided exceptional services
throughout the journey. In spite of COVID related challenges, they did an
incredible job staging, marketing, photography, listing, showings and helping
us manage all the paperwork making the entire sales cycle a breeze. They even
helped us line up handyman, painters, electricians, floor cleaning, window
washing services in a single day and at the most reasonable prices. We received
4 offers on our home in 3 days. We ended up selling our home for $60K more than
original listing. As our new property is under construction and 6 months away
from close, they even negotiated with the buyer to allow us to rent back the
property until we close our new home. This was above and beyond. This is a
power house couple who works incredibly hard to make sure you get the maximum
out of the experience in every aspect. I highly recommend them!"
"Mike and Mary of Re/Max are professional realtors who have been an absolute pleasure to work with. From Day 1 to Closing of our home they provided exceptional services throughout the journey. In spite of COVID related challenges, they did an incredible job staging, marketing, photography, listing, showings and helping us manage all the paperwork making the entire sales cycle a breeze.
They even helped us line up handyman, painters, electricians, floor cleaning, window washing services in a single day and at the most reasonable prices.
We received 4 offers on our home in 3 days. We ended up selling our home for $60K more than original listing. As our new property is under construction and 6 months away from close, they even negotiated with the buyer to allow us to rent back the property until we close our new home. This was above and beyond.
This is a power house couple who works incredibly hard to make sure you get the maximum out of the experience in every aspect. I highly recommend them!"
"Mary and Lynne are very professional. I knew Mary and Mike 4 years ago when I bought current house while she was seller's agent at that time. Now they are my agents helping me to buy. They care me much more than myself, i.e. the seller did not do a certain home inspection in time, I already told them I can just sign to remove all contingencies... but they insist on requesting to follow the procedures to protect me. Lynne Wu gave me full explanation in details for all documents I need to sign. She was very patient, careful and helpful. They are a dream team and all nice people we should invite as agent and friends. I am so lucky to have them!"
"I would like to give Mike and Mary 5+ star recommendation. The second we interviewed with Mary we knew she would help us find our forever home. Her knowledge about all the neighborhoods in Irvine was super helpful (as she knew exactly what we were looking for and what was important to us) as well as her 30+ years' professional experience. As first-time buyers the whole process can be very intimating, but Mike and Mary were efficient, communicative and professional from start to end. We truly felt like VIP customers and couldn't be more thankful for helping us close the deal on our dream home.
I highly recommend working with Mike and Mary, you will not be disappointed!"
"This is a long overdue review, but better late than never! And I'm also going out of my way to do this review on a computer so you know this is going to be good!
I interviewed only two agents: (1) an agent a friend recommended, but was not local and (2) the Mike and Mary Jafarkhani & Lynne Wu Team. After I met with Mary and Lynne, there was no doubt I would be using their services. The level of experience, especially in the Woodbury/Irvine area, was incomparable as they have sold the most number of homes in the neighborhood! I first reached out to Mary back in summer of 2019, but decided that timing of selling the house was too rushed so we decided to wait until after the new year. Mary followed up in Jan 2020 and kicked off the process. From the very first meeting, Mary and team responded to every one of my questions in a timely manner. They were professional, great at communicating every step of the process, and also patient. They also had great vendor recommendations for any repairs needed! This was unlike the prior agent I had worked with to buy a home - where I felt like I was just another transaction and responses were harder to come by once the offer was accepted by the seller. I never once felt this way with Mike, Mary, and Lynne. From start to finish, I felt like Mike, Mary, and Lynne were truly trying to get us the best offer for our home. This team also offered staging services which transformed my home! I honestly this is what sold my home for $50k more than the same model home one driveway down. Within the first 4 days on the market, we already had several offers and we accepted an offer on I believe day 6 or 7 for above asking price!
Once we were in escrow, Lynne helped me with finding a rental in the area. I was set up with an email alert of all rentals that fit my criteria and whenever I was interested in a rental, Lynne would view the property with me. She made the application and move-in process so easy!
Lastly, selling my first home was a very sensitive, and private matter for me and my former partner, but Mary was able to be a great listener and emotional support while still maintaining professionalism throughout the whole process.
I'm so grateful to have made the right decision to work with the Mike and Mary Team and highly, HIGHLY recommend them to anyone looking for an agent in the area!"
Mike and Mary are an A+ TEAM! We appreciated their VIP customer service throughout the process especially during a once in a generation pandemic. They were so very understanding to ensure our safety and interests were always a top priority.
Selling your home is more than just a transaction. It ultimately is about people - sellers, buyers, realtors, stagers, escrow, lenders, etc. It takes teamwork!
We were very fortunate to work with the Mary and Mike Team!!
I definitely recommend working with them.