Lars Nordstrom - Testimonials

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This review is for Janice Stahler, although we had some involvement with Lars because he held one of our open house days.

He also was there for guidance when Ms Stahler was on a vacation.

Camilo and Dana Cisneros

I highly recommend Lars and his Team!

He is dedicated, honest, and professional . Lars will be committed to you and your needs 100% with no pressure from beginning to end whether you are looking to buy or sell your home.

Jeanette Denman

I had to sell my condo that was my home since the 90’s.

It was a bittersweet time as I was grateful to soon be around my grandchildren and at the same time saying goodbye to two thirds of my belongings. I remember the day I saw my home on Zillow. Lars had written such a beautiful description and caught what I had explained about not just the condo but the feeling of peacefulness in the neighborhood. Lars made the entire process very easy for me to understand. I will always be grateful for the respect and dignity he showed me through the entire process from listing and through escrow. Grandma C 👵🏻

Grandma C

Lars Nordstrom and his support team were amazing on both the sale and buying end of our crazy journey.

We started the process with the sale of our old home pre-COVID19 pandemic and escrow during the initial stay-in-place orders. Then we had to overcome the hurdles of house hunting for a new home during a stay-in-place and what seemed like new rules regarding real estate each day. Through it all, Lars and his team leveraged their knowledge, adapted and made the necessary changes, and communicated efficiently with all sides through the entire process. THANK YOU for all that you and your team did to find our new home and in the ideal location we wanted! We highly recommend The Nordstrom Group with all your real estate needs.

Shrin Kuo

As first-time home-buyers, my husband and I were a little intimidated by all of the steps and paperwork that we knew we’d have to navigate.

Lucky for us, Lars consistently went above and beyond to make this process feel manageable for us at every turn. From sitting down to talk us through the details of our initial offer letter, to negotiating a lower offer price on our behalf, to giving great recommendations for contractors, Lars was more than happy to step in and be of service in whatever way we needed. Another trait we admired about Lars was his responsiveness. Whenever we had a question, he’d fire off a quick reply through email, text, or phone. He was also quick to keep us in the loop about any important developments or updates regarding homes we were interested in. What’s more, Lars had an encyclopedic knowledge about the housing market and home-buying process. Whenever we came across a home that we liked, he could tell us about the housing market in that area, useful details about the surrounding community, important features to look for in a house, and even the quality of plumbing in a given home. He could answer ANY question we brought up, which put us at ease when we had to make quick and important decisions. Lars is also a real estate agent with a tremendous amount of integrity. When showing us houses, he would give us his honest opinion as well as any information he had about the property that we wouldn’t have otherwise known. He even worked hard to negotiate a lower price on the home we ended up buying, bringing it below the listing price by $20,000. If you want a seamless home buying process and a knowledgeable real estate agent who can answer any of your questions, we strongly recommend that you hire Lars!

Vicki Hernandez

We had a great experience dealing with Janice Stahler at First Team Real Estate and Nordstrom, she was very responsive and guided us through the entire process.

We will be recommending her to anyone who needs a good real estate agent.

Paul Simari Jammie Reeves

Lars has been helping us navigate market shifts and home searches since 2010.

He stuck with us over years of preparation and searching to help us position ourselves in the market for success when buying our home. We were never pressured and always felt informed and educated on both local and national trends and best practices. A few years later, when it came time for us to sell our home in an extremely short time frame, Lars pivoted and prepared marketing material, great deals and resources for upgrading our home, and was dialed in daily to keep us informed of both the opportunities and limitations we faced in the market at that time. Home buying and selling is full of compromises, and Lars helped us make the right but difficult choices for our priorities. Since we had moved prior to closing, Lars personally took care of every detail to ensure our buyers were satisfied when we couldn't. Beyond home buying and selling, he continues to support us with market expertise during renovations, to ensure the upgrades we make are in tune with the market value of our properties within their respective neighborhoods and he makes such accurate estimates and projections on return on investment. The breadth of his experience covers much more than real estate. Lars is an excellent leader, as evidenced by how his team helped support us during our home sale; he understands the renovation market, local and national politics, policies, and economics; but most of all, he understands people, the values of different families and cultures and how to satisfy multiple parties while keeping his clients' goals at the forefront.

Kellie B

Just had my third experience with Lars and his team, second time buying a house and we were so glad we had him on our side!

Lars is very knowledgeable and involved in the process. He had a lot of extra communication with the seller and kept their confidence while we had our minor hiccups during escrow. He also had new ideas and strategies we discussed before we made our offer that really made a difference for us. I’ve recommended him to everyone I know!

Greg I

Lars came highly recommended by a trusted family friend.

Lars and the team delivered on every expectation I had. I live across the country plus had the complication of a renter in the house I was selling. So I needed to work with someone who I implicitly trusted and I knew would handle the details I could not. I found that Lars knows the industry very well, including the market and the trends. Plus he has great resouces to get things done. He explained all the variables at play that I should consider in making key decisions in a way that I felt very informed and never talked down to. During the selling and negotiation process I never felt like I was missing out by not being there in person. Working with Lars made the process a pleasurable experience all the way around. I highly recommend working with Lars and his team.

Carolyne Mathlin

I came time to sell my condo that was my home since the 90’s.

It was a bittersweet time as I was grateful to soon be around my grandchildren and at the same time saying goodbye to two thirds of my belongings. I remember the day I saw my home on Zillow. Lars had written such a beautiful description and caught what I had explained about not just the condo but the feeling of peacefulness in the neighborhood. Lars made the entire process very easy for me to understand. I will always be grateful for the respect and dignity he showed me through the entire process from listing and through escrow. Grandma C 👵🏻

Grandma C

Lars has handled the sale of three properties for our family.

He is professional and personable. Lars goes above and beyond to take care of every detail to maximize your profits. I highly recommend him.

Lesa Bradley

Lars and his team made buying our first home such a great experience!

Even during the crazy post pandemic market, everything went smoothly. We even had our very first offer accepted and closed escrow 2 1/2 weeks later- I mean, who does that?! From answering all our questions and giving expert advice to making sure we could see any house we were interested in, he was there every step of the way. We love our new home and someday when we’re ready to move on- Lars Nordstrom and his team will be the only people we call to help sell and buy again.

Callie Call

Lars helped my family buy and sell our last home in Tustin, as well as helped us purchase our current home in Cowan Heights.

I rarely write reviews. In fact, I can say that I typically write these as warnings to others against bad service. In this case, however, its the exact opposite. First, Lars was able to help us get our offer accepted on our new home over the 6 other offers. Throughout the process, Lars was very accommodating with our busy schedules and kept in constant communication. Then, he listed our old house, received multiple offers in one week, and sold it for more than we expected. Even to this day, we can't get rid of him (joking). It's nice to know that we weren't just transactions to him, but rather treated as friends. P.S. Sorry our dog peed on your shoes Lars. In his defense, you're a big dude.

Emily

We have turned over many houses in many states in our lifetime and found Lars and his team to be the most professional, effective, and fun to work with of all of them.

Lars and company sold our last house in North Tustin in short order and way over list. His marketing knowledge of his area is superlative.

M Davis

Lars was amazing to work with.

He helped us make the process of buying a home easy and as stress-free as possible. He was able to help get us thru contract negotiations quickly and to the best advantage we could get. He has a great team as well to help with any areas that needed attention including great service providers( inspection , Pool, Electric , Roof etc. ) that we knew would work honestly and in our best interest. While we are so happy in our home if we ever need to move, sell, or buy again in the area Lars is our one and only call.

ROBERT WORTH

Lars was wonderful to work with.

He was always so very accommodating and continually went the extra mile. From the beginning he made sure to prepare the house to maximize the sale price as well as capturing even the little improvements that were sentimental to the family, such as color of paint. We felt he worked together with us as a team every step of the way.

Jeff Dunn

From the start it seemed like Lar's main goal was making sure that we were entirely happy with the house and price we ended up with.

Him and his team were very helpful, knowledgeable, and caring. He was strongly recommended by a close friend, and I've since recommended him to my family and many friends!

Daniel Suru

This young man is brilliant.

He had an answer for any questions that I had. Not only that but he is so caring and addresses every issue. I trust him implicitly and have known him for many years. You can't make a better choice for someone to represent you in your journey to either buy or sell a home.

Cindy DeLaMare

Lars was an amazing agent for us.

He understood our unique family needs and the constraints we were working with. Lars took the time to sit with us to go through our key considerations in detail and was extremely patient in the process. He accompanied us on multiple open houses and was never pushy for us to settle on one that didn't meet our standards. When we finally found the place we wanted, he was great at negotiating and working with the selling agent to come to the best possible agreement to move into escrow. Through the escrow process, Lars was professional and attentive. He ensured that we were covered through the inspection and seller fixed contingencies. Lars is a true professional in his field and if we ever move again (hoping we won't have to), we will definitely retain him again.

Nathan Liu

Our entry into the home-buying market couldn’t have more ill-timed, being one of the crazy sellers-market with lowest-inventory in years and competing against all-out cash offers.

The only thing that seemed to work for us is that we picked the right realtors – Lars Nordstrom and Chris Speer from First Team. They helped us make a successful offer within 6 weeks and walked us through the process at every step of the way. We were fully satisfied with their service and highly recommend them.

mahesh Alampalli Sudha Mahesh

Why we decided to select Nars Nordstorm and the Nordstrom Group.

.. We decided to select Lars Nordstorm based on his promise of providing top agent service at as low as 2% commission. After a lengthy vetting process of three agents from different companies, one being Lars Nordstrom, we selected Lars, and the Nordstrom group. Our expectation was that Lars and his group would perform as promised, based on the Ideal Agents promise to provide a top agent at a 2% commission (on the sellers side). Lars Nordstrom exceeded our expectations! Not only did he provide the services of a top agent at 2%, he negotiated a great commission on the buyer side. Additionally, he marketed our home so that we had 13 offers within 3 days showing and of those 13, 4 offers we're more than $100,000 above asking price. Lars was extremely kind, patient, considerate and on top of every aspect of the sale of our house during the entire process. My family and I could not be more happy with the process and the results provided by Lars Nordstrom and his team. For this reason, we rate Lars Nordstrom and the Nordstrom Group five stars! We also HIGHLY recommend Lars as your next realtor!

E. Stanley Mitchell

Lars is the most sincere, professional agent to work with.

He is kind, understanding, and extremely knowledgeable in his field of work. He made us comfortable and assured that all would go well. Our transaction was more than we could ever have imagined. He is the best!

Jan Benner

Lars Nordstrom is an excellent Real Estate Agent.

He is one of the "good guys." Lars Nordstrom and his team were very helpful when selling our family home. Lars was professional, knowledgeable, hard working and attentive to our needs and very helpful during the entire process. Lars was recommended to us by a neighbor and from the first meeting, it was a good fit for our needs. He listened to our seller expectations and provided an expert's view of what would make our house more attractive to prospective buyers. Lars has amazing resources. He provided us with proven contacts for suggested upgrades for the home. While not major construction, this resulted in sensible and effective investments for selling the home. Lars offered his professional opinions on how to best sell the house, while being sensitive to our wishes. Due to his diligence, attention to process, and strong knowledge of real estate sales - online and traditional; we quickly had five offers on the house. Lars was very skillful in providing the best showcasing for the house to sell. He knows that one is selling more than just a house. When presenting a house, Lars includes the neighborhood, the school district - all the items that also make a house attractive to a buyer. The listing photos of the house were excellent and included several effective (drone-executed) overhead photos. The real estate offers and resulting escrow experience were easy to navigate due to Lars diligent assistance. Lars and his team of associates were always available for questions and to provide clarifications. My phone calls and texts were always promptly and kindly returned. Excellent communication is one of Lars many virtues. While professional, Lars is also friendly, approachable and dependable. When I spoke with him on the phone and in person, I never felt rushed. Lars proved to be an excellent choice for selling my family home. As I said before, Lars Nordstrom is definitely one of the "good guys"!

Cynthia J. Henry

My family and I had the daunting task of selling my mother’s home due to her passing.

Lars Nordstrom was highly recommended by a colleague of mine and we could not have found a more trustful and enjoyable real estate agent to represent us. Given the inherent stress of the situation, Lars navigated us through this process with his experience, positivity, and humor. He prepared us with honest and knowledgeable market information, a variety of marketing options, and reasoning so my siblings and I could make the best possible choice. Lars was always available to answer any of our questions that arose from time to time. When it came time to prep the house for listing, Lars and his team worked hard to make our house the best it could be. His use of staging, photos, and 3d images helped create a house that anyone could see themselves living in. In the end, the house sold in less than a week! We had nine offers and sold the house for $36,000 over the asking price! The entire process took a year and a half from the time we first spoke until my siblings and I were ready to list the property and Lars was there every step of the way! I can’t recommend Lars and his team enough and will always be grateful I found a gem of a real estate agent!

Richard Kravitz

We met Lars a few years and he helped us buy our first home.

He made the process so smooth and any questions we had, he answered quickly and efficiently. We were both happy with the service. One day, we decided to look at an open house nearby and fell in love with the house. Immediately, we texted Lars that we needed something bigger as our family was growing. Lars and Bethany represented us as both a seller and buyer and it was truly and awesome experience. This was our first time selling our home so we were a little nervous about it. Lars explained the process in a way that definitely showed his expertise in real estate. Even after escrow closed on our new home, we are still in contact with Lars for recommendation and such. Highly recommend Lars & Bethany!

Syafie Yusuff
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"Lars came highly recommended by a trusted family friend. Lars and the team delivered on every expectation I had. I live across the country plus had the complication of a renter in the house I was selling. So I needed to work with someone who I implicitly trusted and I knew would handle the details I could not. I found that Lars knows the the industry very well, including the market and the trends. Plus he has great resouces to get things done. He explained all the variables at play that I should consider in making key decisions in a way that I felt very informed and never talked down to. During the selling and negotiation process I never felt like I was missing out by not being there in person. Working with Lars made the process a pleasurable experience all the way around. I highly recommend working with Lars and his team."
5 /5.0
by carmathlin
"My family and I had the daunting task of selling my mother’s home due to her passing. Lars Nordstrom was highly recommended by a colleague of mine and we could not have found a more trustful and enjoyable real estate agent to represent us. Given the inherent stress of the situation, Lars navigated us through this process with his experience, positivity, and humor. He prepared us with honest and knowledgeable market information, a variety of marketing options, and reasoning so my siblings and I could make the best possible choice. Lars was always available to answer any of our questions that arose from time to time. When it came time to prep the house for listing, Lars and his team worked hard to make our house the best it could be. His use of staging, photos, and 3d images helped create a house that anyone could see themselves living in. In the end, the house sold in less than a week! We had nine offers and sold the house for $36,000 over the asking price! The entire process took a year and a half from the time we first spoke until my siblings and I were ready to list the property and Lars was there every step of the way! I can’t recommend Lars and his team enough and will always be grateful I found a gem of a real estate agent!"
5 /5.0
by rskravitz40
"Lars was wonderful to work with. He was always so very accommodating and continually went the extra mile. From the beginning he made sure to prepare the house to maximize the sale price as well as capturing even the little improvements that were sentimental to the family, such as color of paint. We felt he worked together with us as a team every step of the way."
5 /5.0
by getterdunnjeff
"I had to sell my condo that was my home since the 90’s. It was a bittersweet time as I was grateful to soon be around my grandchildren and at the same time saying goodbye to two thirds of my belongings. I remember the day I saw my home on Zillow. Lars had written such a beautiful description and caught what I had explained about not just the condo but the feeling of peacefulness in the neighborhood. Lars made the entire process very easy for me to understand. I will always be grateful for the respect and dignity he showed me through the entire process from listing and through escrow. Grandma C ????"
5 /5.0
by heidicottle
"Exceptional Service and Expertise - Our Dream Home JourneyRating: ?????We recently had the pleasure of working with Lars Nordstrom and his team from FIRST TEAM REAL ESTATE in our quest to find and purchase our dream home, and we cannot express enough how grateful we are for the outstanding service we received.From the very beginning, Lars Nordstrom exhibited a level of professionalism and dedication that set the tone for our entire home-buying experience. His knowledge of the real estate market and keen understanding of our needs quickly made him an invaluable partner in our search.Lars Nordstrom took the time to truly understand our preferences, guiding us through a curated selection of properties that matched our criteria. His ability to listen, combined with a deep understanding of the local market, ensured that every property we visited was a potential contender. This saved us time and made the process not only efficient but also enjoyable.What truly set Lars Nordstrom apart was his unwavering commitment to our satisfaction. He was patient, answering all our questions, addressing concerns, and providing valuable insights at every step. His attention to detail was remarkable, and we always felt that our best interests were the top priority.Negotiation is where Lars Nordstrom truly shone. His expertise in navigating the complexities of the real estate market was evident as he worked diligently to secure the best possible deal for us. His negotiating skills, coupled with a deep understanding of market trends, ensured that we not only found our dream home but also made a sound investment.Throughout the entire process, communication was seamless. Lars Nordstrom kept us informed and updated, providing reassurance and guidance during what can be a stressful time. His responsiveness and transparency fostered a sense of trust and confidence that we greatly appreciated.In the end, Lars Nordstrom didn't just help us find a house; he assisted us in finding a home that perfectly suits our lifestyle and aspirations. His dedication to client satisfaction is unparalleled, and we are beyond thrilled with the results.If you're in the market for a real estate agent who combines expertise, dedication, and a genuine passion for helping clients find their dream homes, look no further than Lars Nordstrom and his team at FIRST TEAM REAL ESTATE. We wholeheartedly recommend his services and are grateful for the positive impact he has had on our home-buying journey. Thank you, Lars Nordstrom for making our dream a reality!"
5 /5.0
by mauricio750111
"We have turned over many houses in many states in our lifetime and found Lars and his team to be the most professional, effective, and fun to work with of all of them. Lars and company sold our last house in North Tustin in short order and way over list. His marketing knowledge of his area is superlative."
5 /5.0
by daviskm5
"We had the pleasure of working with Lars as our real estate agent when we decided to sell our home and buy a new one simultaneously, and we couldn't be more thrilled with the experience. Lars is the epitome of the real estate professional that you want on your side.First and foremost, Lars is incredibly responsive. In a world where quick communication is key, Lars never left us waiting. Whether it was a question, concern, or just a general update, he was always just a call or text away, making the entire process feel seamless and stress-free (as stress free as buying and selling a home can be) Lars not only knows the real estate business inside and out but also has an in-depth understanding of the Southern California area. He guided us through a wide geographical range, from Bellflower to Orange County and Corona, and his knowledge of these regions proved invaluable. With Lars as our agent, we felt confident in our choices, knowing that he had a comprehensive understanding of the neighborhoods we were exploring.One of Lars' standout qualities is his vast network of recommended vendors. We took his advice and used these vendors to update, photograph, and stage our home. The results were astounding; our home sold for significantly more than we had anticipated, thanks to Lars' connections and recommendations. He came to our home and provided us with a simple, custom list of ways to increase our home's value, highlighting quick fixes that ended up with us listing and selling our home for much more than it would have otherwise.Lars also took the time to educate us about contract terms and intricacies, ensuring that we felt comfortable with the monumental decisions we were making. His patience and willingness to answer our questions made us feel empowered throughout the buying and selling process.Lars exceeded our expectations as a real estate agent. He made a complex process feel straightforward and guided us through every step with professionalism and expertise. We wholeheartedly recommend Lars to anyone in need of a real estate agent in Southern California; you won't be disappointed."
5 /5.0
by user36319910
"Our family is so fortunate to have found Lars Nordstrom and First Team Real Estate. From our very first meeting, we felt like they were true partners. And throughout the sale and purchase journey, they would prove it again and again.On the purchase side, Lars' familiarity with the local market was invaluable. Our specific goals and needs made the tight inventory feel even tighter, but steadfast and ever-optimistic, Lars and First Team helped us find exactly the kind of home we wanted, in just the right neighborhood—without stretching our budget!As listing agents, First Team's marketing and staging expertise got us TOP DOLLAR for our humble townhouse. We were simply blown away! We know Lars and the team will work just as hard for you as they did for us."
5 /5.0
by rscottjones23
"Seriously the best experience I’ve ever had with a real estate agent. Following his guidance we got more than we thought possible. He is super knowledgeable of the Orange and Tustin areas and honest when it came to the work a house would need and hidden costs we didn’t think about. Other real estate agents also said he was good to work with."
5 /5.0
by zuser20141124074335139
"We met Lars a few years and he helped us buy our first home. He made the process so smooth and any questions we had, he answered quickly and efficiently. We were both happy with the service. One day, we decided to look at an open house nearby and fell in love with the house. Immediately, we texted Lars that we needed something bigger as our family was growing. Lars and Bethany represented us as both a seller and buyer and it was truly and awesome experience. This was our first time selling our home so we were a little nervous about it. Lars explained the process in a way that definitely showed his expertise in real estate. Even after escrow closed on our new home, we are still in contact with Lars for recommendation and such. Highly recommend Lars & Bethany!"
5 /5.0
by Syafie Yusuff
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