Alex was very helpful in both finding what I wanted and in explaining the process. I felt comfortable enough to speak my mind, and he made me feel at ease with my decisions. While searching, I decided not to purchase due to career reasons and Alex was very understanding. He will be my choice of Real Estate Professional should I ever be in the market again and I highly recommend him to anyone else.
His communication skills are exemplary. His negotiation skills are first-rate. His attitude and kindness were appreciated, and inspirational. Alex had an awesome team, too, comprised of experts and go-getters in their field. Thank you Alex and First Team Real Estate for helping my wife and I realize our dreams of HOUSE home ownership!
I met with him based on a friend referral and decided to choose him over another realtor I had already met with. He brought his A game to the table. His initial presentation was awesome with comps etc and he really knew his stuff. Alex was very personable and really paid attention to EVERYTHING I said. He got my house sold with one open house. I could go on and on about how awesome he is. I have already referred my friends and family to him. All around GREAT GUY and got TOP DOLLAR for my list. THANK YOU ALEX.
When we all first met 2 years ago, my wife and I were just browsing homes and trying to learn the homebuying process. Alex explained EVERYTHING and he did it in a way which did not make us feel stupid. We had lots of questions about down mortgage payments, PMI, fluctuating interest rates, etc... Alex answered all of them with a sort of ease that made us feel very confident in him as our realtor. It was at this time we knew we wanted Alex to help us purchase our first home, but we weren't financially ready so we decided to postpone our home search. When we were ready to buy a home this year, Alex went above and beyond in his service towards us. Alex was always available if we ever had a question, and he made sure to keep us in the loop with every update. He negotiated for us as if we were family and not just his clients. It is this type of service that will definitely have us recommending him everyone we know.
He put this very nervous first-time buyer at ease through the entire process, answered all my questions promptly and clearly and always had my best interests at heart without being overly pushy or putting any pressure on me. He kept me informed throughout the entire negotiation process and wouldn't let me make any emotional mistakes or blunders during the offer and negotiation process. Eventually I just let him do his thing and he negotiated a deal way beyond any of my wildest expectations that I had at the time we made our initial offer. You can just tell he is a genuine guy who cares about helping his clients find the right home for the best price and the man actually has fun doing it. He was an absolute joy to work with and I literally cannot say enough good things about him!
They were both helpful and worked hard to find us the perfect home, as well as sell ours at the same time.
He is really professional and helpful!
I spoke to Alex and he answered all of my questions. Alex is an incredibly warm and positive person which added to my experience working with him. He doesn't just care about getting the sale, but wanted to know about my real estate goals. He cautioned me from getting into some investments that would have cost me my time and money. Alex is also very involved in the community and spreads positivity to all those he comes in contact with. I highly recommend Alex and his team for any of your real estate needs!
Alex is the hardest working agent whom I have had the pleasure to work with. I don't think he sleeps. I am ashamed to have made frantic late night calls to him only to have him patiently addressing my concerns. Prior to meeting Alex, my wife and I worked with a few different agents but we are extremely happy we went with Alex. He always puts our interests first and always gave us his honest opinion even if it contradicts ours. Throughout the buying process, everything was handled with a sense of urgency which we really like. His communication is top notch as we were always kept in the loop - even when he was on vacation. Going through Alex, we got everything we wanted from the house and then some.
He asked what I was looking for in a home and provided listings that catered to my checklist. Alex is very knowledgeable and patient. He is extremely approachable and answered all of my questions, even at off hours and weekends. He provided his honest input without being pushy. When it came time to buy, he made the process easy and explained what to expect each step of the way. Alex also comes with a good set of referrals. I was clueless on the people to work with whether it be inspector, contractor, insurance, etc. He always knew of someone for a job and there was not one person he referred that I was unhappy with. Even after closing on my townhome, he still makes himself available to answer any questions. Thank you, Alex!
He and Ivan provided a level of service and care that answered our questions, assuaged our fears and responded to our concerns, even the ones that were unspoken. We would recommend him in a heartbeat. First, Alex was very well-prepared. He not only conveyed a sense and demeanor of confidence, he also showed that he was ready for our situation by showing us the market research he had done. The work done by him and his team was obvious and visible. We appreciated that he demonstrated to us that he put in the work for our purchase. He took it as seriously as we took it. Second, he was very informative. When it came to each step of the process, what each piece of legalese was, or how homebuyers typically handle certain situations, or how sellers typically approach certain negotiations, Alex provided insight and direction. Third, he was exceptionally responsive, even outside of normal working hours. We didn't expect him to respond late in the evening, but he has done so a number of times. He acted promptly whenever we brought up concerns, and always did his utmost to find the most complete answers to bring back. Finally, he was assertive. Professional, always. But also assertive. My husband and I know that the process can be difficult, and that negotiations could get complicated. We wanted someone who could cut through all of that morass. All in all, we couldn't have wishes for a better agent than Alex. He will be the first one we call if we're ever in the market to buy or sell.
We could not have had a better agent representing us!
Additionally, he didn't just bring anyone who wanted to look. He vetted them to make sure the property's attributes were a good fit (otherwise it's a giant waste of time for seller, realtors, and buyer!). I always felt like my deal and I were at the top of his "to do" list. He's an amazing listener. Great service through EVERY STEP of the process!
Despite the difficulty of the market, we still got a great amount for home improvement. We will be back many more times.
He was always very professional and on time. We felt very comfortable with him handling our purchase because he demonstrated in different ways that he has the knowledge and strategies to get the best deal done. We found the perfect home for our current needs, but will definitely be calling Alex when we need to look again. We will tell all our friends and family about what a great experience it was to deal with Alex Yu and FirstTeam. THAN YOU!
breadth & depth of knowledge of the real estate market 2. tireless efforts to find the properties that fit our parameters as well as ones that helped us clarify our specifications even more by looking beyond our initial parameters 3. accessibility no matter the time nor the day as well as promptness of responses 4. patience with our many questions as first-time buyers. Even more so, we were extremely appreciative of his courtesy & thoughtfulness in making us feel just as important as clients looking for much more major properties.
He was recommended to me by a friend. Alex was very kind and patient from the first phone call. He asked all the right questions to get me to describe what kind of place I was looking to purchase. Since this was going to be my very first home purchase, I was very clueless, but Alex was able to guide me into making some decisions about what I was looking for. He then went to work to find condos that met my requirements, which required him to call the sellers, check out the properties on his own, and do extensive research. Alex showed me several properties in North Orange County, mainly in Fullerton. His knowledge of the area was excellent. He was able to advise me on neighborhoods, based on my needs. Alex grew up in this area, so he is very familiar with it personally, in addition to professionally.
Recently, I decided to move to another, bigger rental as I keep looking. I contacted Alex for assistance. What can I tell you? He went above and beyond from beginning to end to help me not only find a place but also, after I moved him, he "held my hand" so to speak dealing with the other realtor on a whole bunch of issues that needed to be resolved - even though that really wasn't required by him. He always returned my calls promptly and tried to find solutions for everything I required. If he acted like this for just a rental property, I look forward to buying a house through him. I can recommend him with confidence to anyone. Thank you Alex.
Was a very well-prepared and researched advocate for our house. Listened well, kept in constant contact, dealt with our myriad of questions patiently and got us top dollar for the house we sold. For the house we purchased, he successfully helped us defeat several other offers with competitive but not too $ bid. He’s passionate about his craft and First Team has a tremendous asset in Alex Yu!
They have excellent communication skills and responded to all inquiries in a timely and efficient manner. Their marketing capabilities resulted in the rapid sale of our property. They were able advise us on all issues required for a fair and equitable transaction. They are a “five star team”! Gary Maxwell
He made our home selling experience easier than we imagined. His team quickly found buyers for our listing. He would give us frequent updates on the progress of the sale. He was available at any time through out the process to answer questions. I highly recommend Alex to anyone looking to sell or purchase a home. We will definitely be working with Alex in the future.
Ever since our college years, he has been a hard working, socially responsible individual. He is easy to speak with, works esoteric hours (making him accessible for home seekers that work), and habitually delivered on his assignments/promises throughout the process.