I would recommend Serena to anybody and everybody. Serena is knowledgeable, professional, communicates well, responds very quickly to questions and concerns. She won't tell you what she thinks you want to hear, she gives honest answers. Serena is the best Agent my wife and I have ever worked with.
Serena is the best! I am a senior and thus get overwhelmed easily. I needed to sell items as I down sized and would not list my home until I knew that I could sell "stuff", Serena showed me how to use marketplace on facebook and I was off and running. She is kind and patient. You will not go wrong in choosing her as your agent. She will be a friend for life although our business dealings are completed*********more stars for her.
We recently purchased our first home with the help of Forrest from Oak Hills Realty. He was amazing to work with and helped ensure everything stayed on track. With his years of experience he was able to assist with all our questions, concerns, issues that arose in our negotiations...etc. We couldn't be happier with the first home buying experience. Thank you Forrest & Oak Hills Realty!
This was the second time that I worked with Forrest to buy/sell a home and it turned out very well both times.
Forrest was a pleasure to work with. He put in a lot of time and effort to get my house sold. I would recommend Forrest Powles to anyone buying or selling a house. I gave him 5 stars on everything!
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Responsiveness: 5 Stars
Negotiation Skills: 5 Stars
Professionalism & Communication: 5 Stars
Market Expertise: 5 Stars
Serena is a awesome realtor, sold our house fast, made it happen for us, sweet, patient, supportive, responsible, professional, caring, dedicated. I would recommend her to anyone. Thank you for all your help Serena. Hope you continue to be awesome, great & hard worker.
Ceci, Apple Valley
Serena was very professional and helpful. She's very knowledgeable and gets things done quickly. I would recommend her to friends, family, and anyone looking to buy or sell a home! I gave her a 5 star rating!
In 2014, I bought my first home with the professional assistance of Rich Schaub. Rick did an excellent job of searching for all the amenities that I was looking for in purchasing a home. Rick was always willing to show me any house that seemed to fit my needs, leaving the final choice to me without any pressure. From the fireplace to the fenced yard and the move-in condition of my home, I am absolutely satisfied with Rick Schaub's professionalism, assistance, knowledge of the home buying process and great customer service.
We chose Rick Schaub when we decided to move out of California. When moving out of state, we needed to find a capable realtor to trust. Nice to be able to leave an empty house and not worry.
He was able to sell our house in a timely manner. All transactions were done via email from our new house in Montana.
We would highly recommend him.
To Whom It May Concern,
My name is Gary and I was in need of a Realtor to sell my home due to a divorce. In talking with some friends of mine, I was told that Rick Schaub was the guy to go to. I contacted Rick and told him what was going on. Rick assured me that it would not be a issue at all. Rick listed my home and within 2 weeks we had multiple offers to choose from. One offer was for over the asking price. From start to finish, Rick was involved in every aspect of the sale. I can easily say Rick took the extra step to see things thru. Should anyone need a Realtor, Rick is the guy to go to.
Dear Prospective Homeowners:
It is our immense pleasure to recommend Rick Schaub as a real estate agent for any individual or family searching for the ideal home.
Rick had a meeting with us and took notes regarding our specific needs as well as our budget limitations to quickly find us homes for sale. He did not waste our time with homes that were out of our price range or not in line with our needs.
He was a master with the negotiations. Rick came up with a deal that was good for us and made the seller happy as well. Throughout this home buying process, there is nothing that escapes Rick's attention when it came up with the property.
We found Rick to be a highly attentive agent, almost as if we were his only customers, although we know that was not the case. He returned all phone calls and emails the same day. We never felt neglected or unimportant. He is also highly personable with an engaging personality. We are pleased to recommend Rick to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. He is hands down the best in the business in our opinion and if we ever need to move again, he will be our first choice in real estate agents.
Serena Whyte has been my realtor for over 10 years and was my father's realtor before that. She always works hard for putting a deal together and seeing it through. She has gone the extra mile in several instances and I appreciate that. I always feel that she is representing me, the seller, well and is on my side, not pushing me to take a lower offer but trying to get the most she can for me. This last escrow closed smoothly even with me out of the country for most of it.
Prospective Homeowners and Home Sellers,
It is my immense pleasure to recommend Rick as a real estate agent for any individual wishing to purchase or sell their home. I have known and worked with Rick now since 2010. I have been investing in real estate for 30 years and I have worked with numerous agents before I met Rick. Now I work exclusively with Rick on all my real estate ventures.
Since I do not live in the area, I have depended upon Rick for many tasks. When we purchase homes, he makes the initial inspection, takes notes and pictures and sends them to me usually on the same day that I contact him. It is not infrequent that we would also write up the offer and present the offer the same day. When selling, he helped enormously when deciding what was needed to make the house stand out in the market. Frequently, he would also monitor the repair work if I was unavailable. He does great market pricing evaluations s that our properties sold at or close to our listing price.
I have found Rick to be a highly attentive agent, almost as if I was his only customer, although I know that was never the case. He returned all phone calls and emails the same day. I never felt neglected or unimportant. He is also highly personable with an engaging personality. Rick is always honest and offers sage advise.
I am pleased to recommend Rick to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. He is hands down the BEST in the business and in my opinion, he has no peer. Rick has my unsolicited highest recommendation!
We would love to share our experience with Rick Schaub!
Trying to find a Realtor that is truly interested in helping you find what you're looking for can be exhausting. That is not the case with Rick, his goal is to make sure you and your family get what you want and need. He listens and understands what people are looking for. We haven't made a real estate transaction without him since he found my wife and I our first home! Thanks for being you, Rick!
Tembra, thank you for all your hard work in helping us find our dream home. We are so happy with the outcome and are living a dream come true. We love our new home and we know that we owe it all to you. Thank you for being so patient with us.
Forrest was a professional all the way from A-Z. He responded in a very timely manner and was very knowledgeable throughout the process. I would be happy to refer him to anyone looking for a real professional broker.
Tembra is the greatest. She was so thoughtful, kind and considerate. She had my house sold immediately.
Tembra was great and very knowledgeable for both the sale of our home and purchase of a home in the high desert. We would highly recommend Tembra to anyone selling or buying...she is dependable, honest and professional.
Mr. Powles was able to effectively manage both the purchase and eventual sale of my property respectively. His expertise and candid regard for the process overall was helpful to maintain a realistic perspective about the sale of the home. Though I was unable to invest more in the home to maximize my ROI, I feel that Forrest was able to appropriately handle my desires to sell the home for as much that was reasonable. His ongoing knowledge about real estate as a broker for me was invaluable to have; I didn't have to worry that someone newer to real estate would make any error in the process.
"When we were looking to move to the Victor Valley area, friends of a friend suggested we talk to Rick Schaub at Oak Hills Realty since they had recently worked with him to purchase a home and had a great experience. Boy are we glad we did!
Rick worked with us to find homes suitable for our unusual needs on a rushed schedule and arranged viewings for those we liked. He pointed out possible issues where they were found during walkthroughs as well as offering great advice along the way. Once we settled on a house he was quick to get our offer in with all of our paperwork in order, causing the owners to accept ours over others who were less prepared.
Our escrow was complicated for reasons outside our control but Rick stuck with us throughout, always keeping us updated on status of things, preparing needed documents before they were required, arranging necessary inspections and schedules, and prodding our lender to act faster to accommodate our urgent situation. He also kept the sellers calm as we were forced to extend the escrow when we switched lenders midstream. Even the seller's agent mentioned that we had a very good agent when he came by to pick up the For Sale sign in front of our new home!
If you're looking for an attentive agent who will actually work hard on your behalf, be ahead of the curve preparationwise, be where he says he'll be when he says he'll be there, and have the patience to explain the ins-and-outs to the first-time buyer, Rick is your man!"
"Thank you, Serena, for strongly negotiating on our behalf during the entire sales process. You're the best! "
"My wife and I enjoyed working with Forrest; he's a true professional. The sale of our home went smoothly and he was very knowledgeable in all aspects of the transaction. We would not hesitate to recommend Forrest to any of our friends or relatives. "
"Tembra, We wanted to say thank you for all of your help and hard work getting us into our first dream home! We are so grateful for you and your willingness to come alongside us in this journey. Love, Brooke, Chris and Midas"
"Tembra, Thank you for finding us our dream "fixer upper" home! You fulfilled all our needs and expectations even when it seemed impossible! It was a pleasure getting to know you and embarking on this journey together. You made our family so happy! "
"We had the best experience with our Real Estate Agent, Tembra. She was great. Such a nice person. Professional, knowledgeable, and on top of her game. We love our home in Oak Hills. Just got the keys yesterday. I know that I can also call on her for any advice and help with referrals. She is awesome. Thanks again, Martin and Debbie"
"Forrest, My experience through the whole process was wonderful! I really appreciate all your help and patience. You worked hard on finding exactly what I was looking for, property and terms to go along with it. And, I will refer anyone who is looking for property to you. Thanks again, Martin"
"We would like to take a moment and share with you our experience on the sale of our home in Oak Hills; Tembra was our listing agent. In ALL the years of purchasing houses never, ever have we had such outstanding, personal attention as Tembra gave us! When we first listed our home, Tembra provided us with a 3-ring binder containing: a property profile, her Marketing Plan, comparative market analysis with 14 listed properties, a market analysis graph showing active, pending, closed sales, a summary, and copies of our contract. Our home went on the MLS on 1/8/2015 and closed escrow on 2/13/15. At every step, Tembra kept us informed and we did not need to contact her to find out 'what was happening'. This was the easiest escrow we have ever experienced. Tembra is truly an outstanding, professional agent, courteous, detail-oriented, and in every manner, represents Oak Hills Realty in a positive manner; she is a wonderful addition to Oak Hills Realty 'family'. Sincerely, Lela and Christopher"
"My husband, Mark and I would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to Tembra for her helpfulness, professionalism, and hard work as our real estate agent. She helped us buy the perfect home in Hesperia and we cannot thank her enough. It was a real pleasure to do business with her! Thank you, Tembra for all your help."
"I have been working with Forrest Powles for more than 20 years and find that he is extremely efficient and possess the highest integrity. I have been very successful in all transactions because of his fine personal business ethic. Our company has purchased property, commercial land, and residential property with Mr. Powles as our representative and Realtor. We have listed to his wisdom regarding the type of business which could be put on each piece of land, as well as reputable referrals for sub-contractors for our projects. He has been our Agent for a minimum of 19 pieces of land and 10 building projects in Oak Hills, Hesperia, Phelan in San Bernardino County. He has assisted us with Architects, listings for sales, and also for purchases, as well as legal matters and security issues. I have only heard positive feedback from others who have dealt with Forrest and his staff. He takes personal and professional interest in each transaction from offer to closing legal matters and security issues. I emphatically and highly recommend his services."
"My dad and I want to express our time with Tembra, our Realtor. She was the most wonderful, caring, very professional Realtor I have ever had the pleasure to work with. She made sure that the needs and concerns of my father were taken care of. She took time to explain every step of the way, taking the time to show us house after house. She is a very important part of my dad making the final decision on the property. She took her time and very caringly showed us a home with great location and a home with a future for all of our needs. She is amazing and we enjoyed her so much. She is very special to us. Thank you, Colette and Les."