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Terry and Ken's Story

"Our agent had the most creative ideas to market our home and the compassion to help us through an emotional time."
Our dad was a rocket scientist who worked on Apollo 11 – a combustion expert with 15 patents to his name. He was a genius, but Mom really had the smarts – she ran the family business
We had an awesome house on the harbor. You could see the water from every room. We were there for 40 years with 40 years worth of memories, like when our parents' folk dancing group came for parties or when we'd fish off the dock. Sometimes, Mom would pull out the guitar and dad would get his banjo and we'd play and sing along.
They were the best parents in the world.
When Dad passed away last year, we had to get the house ready to sell. It needed some updating and repairs, and we looked for a real estate agent who could help us maximize its value. A friend recommended Erin Kociela and her team from First Team® Real Estate. Erin understood how emotionally difficult it was for us to clear out the house, and she jumped in to help. Her team was completely hands on. We started at 7 a.m. and worked 12–hour days for over a month and a half with Erin and her team right there with us. They painted baseboards and walls, fixed the dock – Erin staged the house beautifully, using pieces from our homes and hers to make the house stand out. She even added painted a mural for the living room that was just perfect.
The house looked great when we were through, and it sold faster than expected for an excellent price. Letting it go was bittersweet.
Erin had the knowledge and vision get our house ready and sold as well as the compassion to get us through a trying time. She is First Team.
Thank you, First Team, for being there for us.
Terry & Ken
Huntington Harbor, Ca.
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*First Team Real Estate was voted #1 real estate company in the OC Register 2011 Best of Orange County poll. Approximately 100,000 online votes.