Suzi and Jim Shepherd
Selling our home after 28 years was very difficult, we were fortunate in finding Corine Peterson at Berkshire Hathaway, she supported us through the escrow process daily. We followed her lead on new improvements and we got the price we wanted. Corine held open house every Sunday and one Saturday until it sold, we closed in 30 days. The transition was easier than we thought it would be because of Corineâ€™s professionalism and caring about us.
D. L. Duron
It is my pleasure to write this testimonial regarding the services of Mrs. Corine Peterson, Real Estate Agent for Berkshire Hathaway. We contracted with Mrs. Peterson to sell our home in Yorba Linda, California after a negative experience with another agent. Throughout this stressful process, we found her to be extremely professional and ethical in all interactions. She developed a marketing plan that included high quality photography, multiple methods of advertising, and extensive exposure of the property. She continually monitored showings and provided us realistic feedback on how to enhance the property. Once the property was sold, she was extremely efficient in keeping the process moving so it ultimately closed in a timely manner. Her strong knowledge of contractual language allowed us to have clear timelines and contingencies during escrow. Even though our buyer was out of the country, the sale went smoothly. Mrs. Petersonâ€™s strong ability to oversee all critical points in this legal interaction certainly was appreciated. I would definitely recommend her services to someone selling a home in the Orange County area of California.
In all of my real estate dealings, I have never had an agent as honest or hard working. She did not just tell me what I wanted to hear, rather what I needed to hear. Our first agent offered the sun and the moon and priced our house too high. Corine priced it right and got more than it appraised for. She was quick to return calls and had open houses most weekends. She is also a lot of fun.
She is detailed, tenacious, efficient and more than worth her commission. If you want someone who will be a ferocious advocate for you start to finish, Corine is that person.
We chose Corine to sell our home of 41 years. We interviewed multiple individuals prior to listing our home and found her professionalism and enthusiasm a winning combination. From start to finish Corine was supportive, practically and emotionally, resulting in the successful, uncomplicated sale of our home.
Zach Taylor & Lisa Hercus
From start to finish Corine guided us so perfectly through the purchase of our new beautiful home! We could not be happier with her professionalism, knowledge and expertise and would eagerly recommend her to any friend or family member. We had been renting up in Marina Del Rey and were looking to make a big move to Orange County when we had the good fortune to meet Corine at an open house in North Tustin. She helped us to determine what our needs and wants were for our first home which was so helpful. She came with a great repertoire of information about lenders, home inspectors and walked us through every stage of this very foreign process as new first time buyers. What impressed us so much above all else was her sense of urgency – she understood that this was super important to us and responded to every call, email and text in quick time and with tons of information. We were so pleased to work with Corine and should we ever need realtor services again, we would love to work with her.
Mark Stark, CEO Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Corine Peterson has been an Independent Contractor at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) California Properties since opening our brokerage in August of 2015. Since joining BHHS California Properties, Corine has sold an approximate volume of $21,000,000 of real estate. She is a shining example of success and the level of professionalism we look for at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. I believe her rapid rise in production comes from her strong financial background, her keen insight of marketing, and her tremendous work ethic. Her efforts have won her the #1 individual agent ranking position within our California operation.
Corine continually receives high praise from her clients for being very accessible, extremely knowledgeable, and for simply getting the job done. Her enthusiasm for the business and her ability to consistently stay focused on client solutions is a rare trait that should be admired.
She is intelligent and extremely productive. Corine is a self-motivated leader who is capable of achieving any goal she sets her mind to accomplish. She is a quick study that effectively applies new innovations and technologies helping her business develop and prosper.
Our firm, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, is a part of Americana Holdings, which also includes Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties. All three operations are leaders in their respective markets with 21 offices and over 2,000 sales executives. We are the largest independently owned Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchise in the nation. Combined, the companies sold over $3.1 billion in real estate for year ending 2015.
As the owner, I am blessed and honored to have Corine as a member of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices family. In my 31 years in this business, I have met so few people who hold themselves to such high standards and have such a tireless work effort like Corine. I am very confident that you will be very impressed with the service she provides.
If you would like any additional information regarding Corine, please feel free to contact me at (702) 796-7777.
Ann & Duane Lundgren
We would like to take this opportunity to express our THANKS and DELIGHT with the services provided by Corine Peterson during the sale of our house in North Tustin. Corine was helpful throughout the whole process. From suggesting appropriate marketing configurations, to various local contractors and service providers, to even providing her own services as needed by â€śabsentee sellersâ€ť, she was most helpful. Example: Even getting the yard waste can set out for pickup is much appreciated when one moves 5 hours awayâ€¦ It is the LITTLE things that satisfy the most. We are Most Satisfied with Corine and her association with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in the expedient sale of our home, we recommend that You consider her for your next Real Estate transaction!!
Tim & Susan Hobbs
Corine maintained a positive “can do” attitude through some difficult and unconventional negotiations. She displayed flexibility with a high degree of integrity throughout the process. She was always cheerful and agreeable, but never failed to give her professional opinion when she felt it was needed. You will always get a top quality job from Corine. She gets our highest recommendation from a job well done on our property. We would not even consider using anyone else in the future.
Manny and Victoria Fernandez
Corine Peterson of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices made the sale of our property a reality. We had experienced difficulty in the past with various Realtors from prominent local brokers, and therefore were concerned with listing our home. Corine walked us through the process and always kept us well informed. With her expertise we managed to gain traction in the market and ended up with multiple offers. We could not be happier. She gave us her full attention and always returned calls promptly. She is very positive and keeps her eye on the objective. Get the best price and the best terms. We could not be happier.
Amber & Steve Weiser
We first met Corine at one of her open houses. We told her that we are starting our search to buy a home and based off of the market knowledge that she had, we instantly knew that she would be the realtor to represent us in our purchase. Within weeks she found us our perfect home. She also sold our other home before it hit the MLS! Her in-depth market knowledge and amazing negotiation skills far exceeded our expectations. Not only is she a great realtor, she is a wonderful person with a strong sense of urgency and very ethical in the way she does business. We have purchased numerous homes and understand how difficult the process can be. However, she made each step painless and tried to take as much stress off of our plate as possible. If you are buying or selling, Corine should be your first call. You will not be disappointed.
Corine just helped us purchase our home! Her business background, expert negotiation skills and professionalism helped make what was a very difficult transaction (due to the seller and seller’s agents) go as smooth as possible. Having previously worked with agents that did not serve our best interest and seeing the outcome of what can happen if you don’t have the right agent, Corine was the agent for us!
If you’re looking for a listing agent or buying agent who will represent your best interest, is honest, ethical, will go to bat for you, will ensure all documents are complete and accurate and has amazing negotiation skills, Corine is the right agent for you!
Corine is now helping us sell our current property.
Ted & Susan Reiten
After interviewing several of the local successful real estate professionals we chose Corine Peterson to represent us in selling our North Tustin home. Corine was very active in marketing our home and we had a successful closing in a reasonable timeframe and for a price near the top of the price range forecasted by her peers. We would like to thank Corine and would recommend her services to any buyers or sellers in this area.
Alex & Rikki Nedelkow
We weren’t planning to make a move but ended up finding a home we loved right before the holidays. We were referred to Corine by family. She helped us get into our new home and sell our existing one in just weeks during the worst possible time to embark on a move. Corine knows the business inside and out and is truly a creative problem solver. We also found her to be extremely responsive throughout the entire transaction, which is so important during such a stressful process.
Ken & Mika Lau
We had the pleasure of meeting Corine at one of her open houses. She came across as very knowledgeable and sincere. When we emailed her about a property, she responded the same night on a weekend (keep in mind this was after 9 pm on a Sunday and we had just met a few hours ago). Throughout our entire buying process, she always had OUR best interest in mind. We did not feel pressured or rushed. When we finally found our dream home, Corine was able to navigate through multiple offers and got us what we wanted. We will definitely use her services again!
I had the pleasure of working with Corine Peterson in the purchase my 2nd home. Corine is a true professional with a thorough understanding of the aspects of real estate ranging from financing, inspections, appraisals, negotiations and contractual agreements. Her knowledge, resources, and effective communication skills made the process of the purchase seamless. Furthermore, her attention to detail in contracts and negotiation skills were essential to the home purchase. Corine was able to ensure I received the best deal possible in this very competitive market. Corine is friendly & courteous yet maintains that balance of being a thorough & effective professional. I would highly recommend Corine to any serious home buyer.
Dan & Tracy Lader
Corine is the best realtor we’ve ever met! She helped us find the perfect house and walked us through the process step by step. We moved from Maryland to CA and she was available via phone, email, and text at all hours. She went above and beyond to help us with long-distance problems. She is very knowledgeable and one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. We are so grateful for all of her help! She’s the best!
My parents owned a home in Orange that they loved for 40 years. It was my task to sell it from Northern California. We wanted to do some remodeling and painting. We interviewed several realtors, and chose Corine – a great decision. She was patient until we were able to empty the home, and then coordinated a handyman, painter, gardener, cleaners and others- identified the best workers, oversaw their work, and negotiated prices- and in less than 3 weeks the house was on the market. She had open houses every weekend and kept the house in the forefront of the market until it sold. Corine really worked for us- her efforts were above and beyond. She never complained about getting a task done- and there were many tasks! She always protected our interests, and was personable as well. I trusted her judgement about what work was necessary. I highly recommend her as a tireless and dedicated worker, and a savvy, knowledgeable realtor. Her friendship was a bonus!
Dr. and Mrs. John West
Choosing the right real estate agent is one of the most important things a seller can do. We interviewed several agents, all of whom came highly recommended. Most had impressive credentials and made a good case for why we should choose them as our agent. When we interviewed Corine, we stopped looking. She stood out from the competition based on her experience and remarkably upbeat personality. What I remember most about the interview is her response to the question, â€śwhat makes you a better choice than the competitionâ€ť? Her answers were simple and direct. Among other things, she stated that she would use the most talented photographer (and very expensive) to take pictures of our house and property. Second, she would have a spectacular open house.
She was true to her word. More than 100 visitors crowded into our house in response to Corineâ€™s high intensity marketing. One such visitor was not in the market to buy a new house. A friend showed her the pictures of our house and she fell in love. Shortly after the first open house, she made an offer. It wasnâ€™t an easy sell, but Corine made it work. Furthermore, we got a higher final price than we had expected. My recommendation is that once you meet Corine, you stop looking for another agent.
Scott & Lisa Draper
Our search for a house was about as complicated as it gets. My in-laws were the buyers but we were picking out the house. They were selling another rental property in LA that was under the Rent Stabilization Ordinance to do a 1031 tax exchange. This had to happen within a strict time limit. There is no way we would have been able to do it without Corine. She worked patiently with all 4 of us to make sure we got the house we wanted. She kept everyone on track with the complicated paperwork and made sure we talked to the right specialists to ensure everything went smoothly with the 1031 exchange. Corine is an amazing realtor and even better new neighbor.
The Pham Family
Looking for a home for our family with 4 boys was no easy task. After working with several realtors that were unable to close out deals, we found Corine! Corine is knowledgeable, professional and works with a high level of integrity. She committed herself to us and assured us that we would finally get our dream home and she did exactly that. We are so grateful for her wonderful skills to get us into our home. Corine is a pleasure to work with and truly cares about her clients on a personal level. She creates lifetime relationships and there is no one else we would ever go to for our real estate needs.
Ken & Jenny Sobaski
It is really hard to “review” Corine, as she was as near to perfect a realtor could be. Said simply, she sold our house in less than a week at more than asking price with 5 offers to choose from. Who could ask for more. Corine knows exactly what is happening in the North Tustin real estate market. She sold our house immediately, in Oct. while another agent strongly recommended we wait till spring to put our house up for sale. We are so glad we didn’t listen to that agent and signed with Corine instead. She is professional and personable at the same time. The years she worked in the corporate world is noticeable in everything she does. My husband has bought or sold a home 9 times, and he states that he has never worked with a better agent than Corine. The selling of our home was literally without issue. We are so grateful that Corine was recommended to us. Thank you Corine for everything!!!
Chet & Sandy Uma
Frustration for us was at its highest as my wife and I were desperately looking for a home closer to my work. Coincidentally, we ran into Corine at one of her open houses, who, I initially thought, was just another realtor trying to get my business.
To the contrary, as I worked more with Corine, I found her to be very experienced and knowledgeable of the housing industry; a truly, dedicated professional who can deliver. Corine is very perceptive; she understood our needs clearly and came up with viable options for us. Keeping every party in check, she was able to help us with an expedited close.
Without hesitation, we would recommend Corine to anyone who needs the services of a great realtor.
Don & Susan Dahlgren
We have bought and sold many properties throughout the last 30 years and have had good and bad experiences. We first met and talked with Corine some years ago as she canvased our neighborhood introducing herself and getting to know our neighborhood. We were impressed right away with her enthusiasm, honesty, and experience in the real estate field. Not to mention her hard work and perseverance as she stopped by more than once to chat and give us any real estate market updates if we were to ask. When the time came to put our home on the market she was the first person we thought of and she did not disappoint. She worked hard to market and show our home and at the same time was available 24/7 to us whenever we had any questions or concerns. Because we were moving out of the Southern California area and time was of the essence, we relied on Corineâ€™s valuable background of information and concrete real estate stats she compiles monthly to indicate just what the market has done in the past and is likely to do in the future. With her help and professional advice we were able to sell our house quickly and without costly delays. Working with Corine and her real estate firm stands out as one of the best real estate experiences weâ€™ve had.
My experience with Corine Peterson was awesome. I knew from the minute I met her that she would be the realtor that I would choose to one day sell my home. I’m sure glad I did.
Corine’s professionalism, knowledge, and expertise were crucial in the marketing of the property, negotiating of the contracts, and the closing of a quick escrow. She is a very detail oriented person who through her careful, proactive oversight of the entire transaction eliminated any foreseeable problems.
I would highly recommend Corine Peterson to anyone who really wants to sell their property in the North Tustin area. She is the neighborhood expert!!
We chose Corine Peterson after talking with several other realtors. Her extensive knowledge and passion for the area was evident and convinced us to list with her. One look at her monthly newsletter and you can see that she is not only detail-oriented but has an in-depth understanding of what the data means.
From the start, Corine enthusiastically approached every stage of the process from staging tips to open houses to private showings. She communicates clearly and effectively so we always felt well-informed about the level of activity and interest the property was drawing at any given time. She was always available for us and responses were always timely. We felt as if we were her only clients!
In the end, we were extremely pleased with her handling of the sale and we’re not the only ones. Our former neighbors are now enjoying a much higher per sq. ft. value on their homes because of this sale!
Within a 2-3 month period, my wife and I had intensive contact with Corine as our real estate agent since we were both searching for a home in the Orange Hills area, and also planning to list our existing home of 26 years in North Tustin, Lemon/Cowan Heights. I should note that over the course of a year or more we have had a multiplicity of contacts with agents in North Tustin and Orange. Furthermore, through the years we have also had contact with the “area specialists” who canvass our neighborhood. I first had contact with Corine through her area newsletter, having been quite impressed with the research and data it contained. Although I am not one who is easily impressed, Corine’s knowledge and evaluations backed by painstaking data genuinely got my attention.
Based on our very favorable impression of Corine we opted to not only seek a home with her assistance, but also listed with her as well. Her level of professionalism, knowledge, and competence is in my opinion without equal. This is further reinforced with her undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as many years of experience in the corporate world. Her expertise of housing in the N. Tustin area is unmatched by any other agent. As an agent, she can be described as client-centered, being extremely responsive and paying attention to the smallest details. I have never worked with someone that responds to e-mails as promptly as does Corine, and I am one that sends many e-mails and asks many questions.
I cannot say enough about her negotiation skills. On more than one occasion, Corine negotiated a better settlement on issues where I was prepared to “settle.” Her negotiations skills, in large part, go to her exceptional social/people skills that are charming to say the least. It is rare to find an agent that is effective precisely because of the personal traits she brings to the table, but in addition, Corine possesses a level of integrity that is often absent in the real estate business. Lastly, but certainly not the least of her many favorable traits is Corine’s genuine sense of humor. We had many a good laughs over the kitchen table discussing serious issues related to our two transactions. Corine’s self-confidence is contagious. When we sometimes doubted whether we would receive a good offer(s), Corine was always there to reassure us, and ultimately she was effective in helping us find and negotiate the home we are now in, as well as being effective in marketing and getting a fair price for the home we sold.
I’m sure there are many competent, effective agents in the N. Tustin area, but frankly I have not met one as skilled as Corine, and I have had contact with many, many agents. As can be surmised by my remarks, I give Corine my highest recommendation. I don’t believe one can walk away at the end of a real estate transaction, without also gaining a new friend in Corine.
Sam Torres, Ph.D.
California State University, Long Beach
Department of Criminal Justice
Dr. James Shafer
Dear Corine, as you know, I am a real estate broker and a professional clinical psychologist. I have purchased quite a few homes and sold homes. I have also worked with many other real estate brokers. When we first discussed working together you made a commitment to me that every part of this transaction would be handled with the utmost level of respect and professionalism.
With everything I know as a real estate broker and as a professional clinical psychologist I absolutely give you a rating of 10 on a scale of 10. I could not have asked for a more wonderful person to work with personally and professionally. I canâ€™t thank you enough for how much you have helped me and my family by making this transaction go as smoothly as it has. Specifically, you kept us well-informed, the disclosures were always absolutely accurate and your coordination with the selling family was absolutely excellent. When it comes to our life savings it is so important to give trust to those who deserve it. I wholeheartedly recommend you to anyone who wants to work with a highly competent professional in the real estate field.
If it would help you in any way to use this as a recommendation on your website please feel free to do so and please feel free to use my name. I thank you for all you have done for me and our family!
Kindest regards, Jim
Brian and Katherine Sauls
Corine was very helpful with our home purchase. The transaction was not cut and dry and required her knowledge and expertise to resolve a variety of issues that neither the seller nor the buyer could control. Ultimately she was able to make it all work, which is what really matters. Thank you for your assistance and support.
Dale & Ellie Gentry
We chose Corine Peterson because she had listings in the area and we met at one of her open houses. Corine was very analytical in her approach to pricing, and showing our house. She also was very helpful with suggestions about staging our house for the best presentation of its features. We found Corine to be very flexible and willing to show our house even with only a couple of hours notice. Escrow was smooth and our expectations were met. I would use Corine Peterson again for the North Tustin market.
Patrick & Denise Johnson
We could not have been more happy with Corine handling the sale of our home. She is not your everyday Realtor. Corine brings her extensive business and banking expertise to representing her clients and it is a refreshing approach to residential real estate. Corine both knew the market statistics as well as understood how our home should be effectively marketed. She spent a considerable amount of time getting to know us and understanding what our objectives were in selling our house. As a result, we received a full price offer the first day the house was shown and a price that pushed-up the market pricing in our area. She is very professional, a delight to work with and a pleasure to know. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a real estate professional.
Corine is a very hard worker. My house was in probate and she went above and beyond to sell my home. She also helped me sell a car and motorcycle while dealing with attorneys, the administrator, the bank, contractors, etc. I would highly recommend using her to anyone who wants to sell their home. Corine is a GREAT person to work with. I made a new friend.
Karen and Bart Beckman
After 37 years in the same home, selling was a very new experience. We were very fortunate to have found Corine to guide us through this process. Corine was able to work with us and quickly alter strategies as our and the market situation were in great flux during our â€śFor Saleâ€ť period. Corineâ€™s superior knowledge and commitment to the North Tustin area made her our ideal partner to navigate the intricacies of the house selling process.
Bill & Launa Nickel
Launa and I would like to thank you for selling our home. We were so impressed with the professionalism you showed while making us feel like we had made good friends for life. Throughout the process, we always felt like we were in the hands of someone who had our best interest in mind. Thank you for all the great service and advice.
Corine Peterson is very professional, intelligent and hard working. I would recommend her to anyone.
Paul and Nancy Johnson
Corine Peterson is the ultimate professional. Smart, personable, organized, pays attention to the smallest details, timely responses and itâ€™s all backed-up with years of experience and education. You get the â€śtotal packageâ€ť with Corineâ€“she is such a joy to work withâ€“we highly recommend her.
We were so lucky to have Corine as our Realtor. We chose Corine because of all her years of experience in our area and her educational background. With Corineâ€™s expertise, our home sold the first day it was on the market. Because our house sold so fast we needed to purchase a new home quickly. When we were unable to find a home for sale in the area we wanted to live, Corine knocked on doors in the neighborhood to see if anyone was interested in sellingâ€¦and yes, she found us a home. She was even able to share positive information about our new neighbors because she had spoken to them in her search. They all are nice people. Corine is a person who shows professionalism and honesty. I would recommend Corine to my family and friends as a person who can be trusted with their most important investmentâ€¦their house!
Britt & Shelly Johnson
Corine was great to work with. We live in Montana but the property we were selling was in California. Corine helped us through all the paperwork and closing from 1,000 miles away. She was a tremendous help. We would use her expertise again and would definitely recommend her for buying or selling real estate.
I found Corine Peterson to be at a much higher level of expertise than most agents. Her attention to detail, market knowledge, research ability and financial analysis is extraordinary. Because she was an executive in a large financial firm managing complex deals prior to becoming an agent, she understands how to find a property that has the greatest value and how to negotiate for it. At first I noticed her dedication and excellent follow-up. Then I grew to respect her ability to map out a plan to systematically find the ideal property to my requirements and resolve challenging roadblocks with property status. Because she takes on the work to pre-screen properties, calling financial institutions to dive into the details of the property and work with challenging sellers she makes buying easy for me. On the selling side, I have seen her use selling techniques that no agent I know would put in the time or effort to do. I highly recommend Corine Peterson.
Corine is an incredible professional. Her intelligence, attention to detail and knowledge will not only “wow” you, it will help you make better decisions and approach the negotiation in a better manner. I would highly recommend Corine Peterson to anyone.
Corine is a very bright and extremely hard-working investment manager. She immerses herself in the nuances of the businesses in her investment portfolio, and does her best to share her expertise with the managers of the companies in her portfolio. She is meticulous in her attention to detail, and very professional in all of her dealings with customers.
Vice Chairman and CFO, Prudential Real Estate & Relocation Services
As CFO of a company who received lending support from Prudential, I directly received both supporting advice and recommendations from Corine as our lending officer. I consider Corine a friend and enjoyed her professional guidance and ability to design our loans, covenants and restrictions to work for us and not against us but more importantly to make decisions that were a win win. She has a keen sense of being forward thinking and the ability to apply theory with reality and solutions oriented. I found Corine to be honest, direct and a pleasure to work with.
Chief Financial Officer, Prudential Tropical Realty, Tampa, FL
I have worked with Corine for many years as outside counsel to Prudential . Corine is thoughtful, detail oriented and extremely hard working. She always provided excellent service to her borrower clients, and was very responsive to the service providers (like her lawyers) that worked for her. I found that Corine always asked insightful questions about the deal documents that caused us to rethink certain things, and thereby improved the deal documents. Excellent to work with.
Partner, Rutan & Tucker, LLP
I have enjoyed working with Corine over the past several years; she is an extremely intelligent and forthright individual. Corine is open to sharing her expansive knowledge with others in an exceedingly professional manner. Whoever adds Corine to their team, will be elated to find that they have hired a top notch person, with professionalism and commitment beyond comparison.
D. Dewey Mitchell, CCIM
Broker / Owner
Prudential Tropical Realty
Prudential Commercial Real Estate FL
I have acted as counsel for Prudential with Corine as my primary contact, for several years. She is terrific to work with. Detailed, thorough and on top of things all the time.
Penelope Parmes, Partner
Rutan & Tucker, LLP
Corine is a no-nonsense person who consistently gets her job done. She understands that results matter and she is comfortable doing whatever is needed to help ensure everyone achieves their goals.
Prudential Americana Group