Overman, Crogan, and Kays Earn Tarbell’s Inaugural Chairman’s Circle Award

Mike Kays, Cheryl Overman, Jeff Overman , and Rae Crogan

Mike Kays, Cheryl Overman, Jeff Overman , and Rae Crogan

Congratulations to Tarbell, REALTORS Number One Desert team! Tarbell recently honored Circle of Excellence agents Jeff Overman, Rae Crogan, Mike Kays, and Cheryl Overman, known as the Overman, Crogan and Kays @ Desert Homes Team, who have earned the company’s highest honor, membership in the exclusive Chairman’s Circle.  Awarded this year for the first time, the Chairman’s Circle is reserved for Tarbell’s finest agents.

Tarbell, REALTORS’ President Tina Jimov-Red congratulated the award winners. “To reach this level of success requires a total commitment to a career of service,” she said.  “Jeff, Rae, Mike, and Cheryl represent the very best of the best!”

Although they came from different backgrounds, these Desert specialists joined family-owned Tarbell for similar reasons. Rae Crogan was impressed with the company’s market presence, team atmosphere, agent support, and superior training.  Jeff Overman mentioned the Quick Start training, mentoring programs, and Tarbell’s emphasis on ongoing professional education.  Mike Kays added that he appreciates Tarbell’s reputation for excellence and 90-year history of success.

The team’s achievements are built on its client-centered approach. “It’s important for our clients to know we’re focused on their needs and wants,” Jeff said. Rae said they start with three rules of customer service, “Always return phone messages promptly; always go to work with a smile; and always be early, never late!”  Mike added, “It takes trust to develop a strong relationship.  We listen, ask questions, and provide as much information as possible to both buyers and sellers.”

Jeff and Cheryl are known for their friendly, helpful attitude and professional expertise. Rae’s calm demeanor and take-charge attitude give their clients confidence.  Clients appreciate Mike for his patience and knowledge.  As a team, their reputation reflects the combination of all their strengths- persistence, hard work, and dedication to client satisfaction. Clients are deeply appreciative of the personal attention, enthusiasm, and experience they bring to every transaction.

Tarbell Manager Daniel Trevino said, “I’m proud to be the manager for this team. They set the standard for what can be achieved through hard work, knowledge, and dedication to your clients. We frequently get testimonials from their satisfied customers and from industry colleagues who appreciate their professionalism.”

The full-service team serves Indian Wells, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, and communities all across the desert.  Working out of the Oasis County Club office as the on-site sales and leasing team, they assist buyers and sellers with transactions involving a wide range of properties: short sales and entry-level homes, homes in 55+ communities, golf and tennis resort communities, country club communities, and the luxury estates of Tarbell’s Preferred Properties Division. Cheryl is the team’s leasing specialist, while Jeff, Rae and Mike take on the bulk of the sales transactions.

For all your real estate needs, choose an award-winning team of real estate professionals- Tarbell’s Overman, Crogan and Kays @ Desert Homes Team. To reach Jeff, Rae, Mike, or Cheryl, call the Oasis Country Club office at (760) 200-0522 or visit their website Desert-Homes.com.

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Tarbell’s Showcase of Homes: Your Desert Open House Events for March 25 and 26

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Open Houses March 25 and 26: Tarbell’s Orange County Showcase

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Spring Cleaning! Tarbell Hosts HUGE Community e-Waste Recycling and Shredding Event on Saturday, April 8

shredding eventIt’s time to part with outdated information and unused electronics! On Saturday, April 8, Tarbell, REALTORS’ Tustin office will host a giant document shredding and e-waste recycling event for the community.  Branch Manager Clara Eisenman and her team of real estate professionals invite you to stop by between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm to safely dispose of private documents and e-waste items.  Be sure to visit the Identity Theft Information Booth for tips on protecting your family!

The e-waste program accepts all kinds of electronics: computer and TV equipment, copiers, phones, chargers, remotes, and much more- virtually anything requiring batteries or electricity to run will be accepted. If you have questions about what personal documents you should bring to shred, touch base with your tax consultant.

Clara Eisenman

Clara Eisenman

Clara says everyone in Orange County should come out and take advantage of the free service. “It’s spring!  Clean out your home office and your closets.  We want the people in our local communities to have the opportunity to dispose of sensitive documents and e-waste in a way that safeguards their privacy and the environment.  Please join us- it’s fun to watch those old papers being shredded at a rate of four tons an hour!”  Bonded shredding specialists accompany the “Shred Confidential” truck.  Electronics disposal and data destruction performed by EZPC Recycle E-Waste Management Systems.

Clara and the Tustin team will be on hand to assist you and answer your real estate questions. For more information, call (714) 832-8800.  The Tustin office is located at 1403 N. Tustin Avenue in Santa Ana.

To find out how you can benefit from a career with Tarbell, REALTORS, go to Tarbellcareers.com.

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Sign up Today! Tarbell Offers FREE Real Estate Career Workshop in Temecula

Tarbell Can Answer Your Questions About a Career in Real Estate

Tarbell Can Answer Your Questions About a Career in Real Estate

Has a career in real estate been on your mind? Whether you are just getting started or already have years of real estate experience, you will benefit from the information in Tarbell, REALTORS’ FREE Real Estate Career Workshop.  Next Wednesday, March 29 at 5:00 pm, join Branch Manager Caroll Olivares at the Temecula office for a workshop designed to answer questions about everything from preparing for the real estate exam to maximizing your success by choosing the right broker for every stage of your career.

“I will cover topics for experienced agents, new licensees, and people who want to know what it takes to get started in real estate,” said Caroll. “We’ll discuss advertising and marketing tools, computer training, and getting ready for the state exam, plus Tarbell’s Quick Start program, the licensing school reimbursement offer, and much more.  You can make a reservation at Tarbellcareers.com or call me at (951) 303-0307.”

Laura Lewin

Laura Lewin

The free Real Estate Career Workshop will address all the benefits of a career with family-owned Tarbell, REALTORS. Take advantage of this opportunity to jump start your real estate career with the company voted Number 1 in the Inland Empire and Orange County!

For more information or additional career workshop dates, call Caroll Olivares at (951) 303-0307. The Temecula office is located at 27548 Ynez, Suite I5.  Tarbell, REALTORS makes it easy to find a career workshop in your area; just click on Career Workshop and enter your ZIP code at the bottom of the page!

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Bernardine Leutz Honored at 2017 Tarbell Excellence Awards

Bernardine Leutz

Bernardine Leutz

For the eighth year in a row, Bernardine Leutz has qualified for Tarbell, REALTORS’ prestigious Circle of Excellence sales club. Bernardine, who works in Tarbell’s Riverside office, is a member of the Gold Circle, counted among the top agents in the Inland Empire.  She was honored at the recent Tarbell Excellence awards.

“Only the most dedicated agents take home a trophy year after year,” said Tarbell, REALTORS President Tina Jimov-Red.   “To be a consistent success in real estate, without regard to ups and downs in the market, is proof that Bernardine ranks with the best of the best.  Congratulations, Bernardine!  I know we’ll see you here at the awards again next year!”

Bernardine joined Tarbell in 2004. “Once I earned my license, I wanted to find the best home to build my career.  I already knew that Tarbell has had a strong presence in Southern California for many years, and I really liked the fact that Tarbell is family owned, and not a franchise.  I think it’s safe to say I made the right choice!”  Bernardine has taken advantage of Tarbell’s emphasis on training and ongoing professional education, earning certificates in property management and short sales.  She is currently working on her broker’s license.

Bernardine doesn’t take her success for granted. “I am grateful for all my wonderful clients and I appreciate their business,” she said.  “They are the true source of my success, and it’s an honor to help them reach their goals.”  Her slogan is “Building Community One Neighborhood at a Time.”

In addition to serving buyers and sellers in the Inland Empire, Bernardine has customers in Orange County and Los Angeles County. She works with clients and transactions ranging from first-time homebuyers to experienced investors and from entry-level condos to estates from Tarbell’s Preferred Properties Division.  Clients report that she is professional, knowledgeable, and patient.

“I have worked with Bernardine for over thirteen years,” said Riverside Branch Manager Laura Lewin. “She is a great agent!  Her clients really respect and appreciate her hard work, communication, and attention to detail.”

Bernardine has lived in Riverside for 40 years. She is mom to three adult children and she stays fit by taking Zumba classes three times a week.  Before earning her real estate license, she worked in recruitment for a local university.  She has also spent time as teacher and as a sales representative for a magazine.  She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology.

For all your real estate needs, contact Bernardine Leutz of Tarbell, REALTORS. Call or text (909) 224-1833 or e-mail bernardineleutz@tarbell.com. To find out how you can benefit from a career with Tarbell, REALTORS, go to Tarbellcareers.com.

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Sun City Specialist Julie Zuppardo Joins Tarbell, REALTORS

Julie Zuppardo

Julie Zuppardo

The Tarbell Family of Realtors continues to grow! Veteran Realtor Julie Zuppardo recently joined Tarbell, REALTORS’ Menifee office.  Branch Manager Cathi Rainier introduced Julie to her team.  “I am very happy to have Julie join us,” Cathi said.  “She’s an experienced real estate professional with years of service to our communities.  I’d like to thank one of our very own agents, Jennifer Wentz, for referring her.”

“I was already familiar with Tarbell’s great reputation when Jennifer suggested that I take a good look at everything Tarbell has to offer,” Julie said. “Then I was even more impressed.  The ongoing professional training programs, the mentoring, and the support from the company are all very exciting.  I think my career will really grow here.”

Julie serves the Menifee/Sun City area. Her slogan, “Your ‘Sun City’ Senior Home Specialist,” reflects her expertise in helping buyers and sellers from the 55+ community.  She understands the unique needs of her customers, and treats each one with the personalized attention they desire.  She has worked on flips, remodels, and design with many seniors and investors in the area.

Before her California real estate career, Julie was licensed in Arizona.  “I also have many family members in real estate,” she said, “so it is really like a family business to me. Coming to work for family-owned Tarbell is a perfect fit.”

A Tarbell professional can help you with all your real estate needs. Call Julie Zuppardo at (951) 521-5395 or e-mail JZuppardo@tarbell.com. To find out how you can benefit from a career with Tarbell, REALTORS, go to Tarbellcareers.com.

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March 28: FREE Real Estate Career Workshop at Tarbell’s Corona Branch

Find Out How Tarbell, REALTORS Can Brighten Your Future!

Find Out How Tarbell, REALTORS Can Brighten Your Future!

Are you ready to have a successful real estate career? Whether you are just getting started or already have years of real estate experience, you will benefit from the information in Tarbell, REALTORS’ FREE Real Estate Career Workshop.  Next Tuesday, March 28 at 6:00 pm, join Branch Manager Danny Vallejos at the Corona office for a workshop designed to answer questions about everything from preparing for the real estate exam to maximizing your success by choosing the right broker for every stage of your career.

“I will cover topics for experienced agents, new licensees, and people who want to know what it takes to get started in real estate,” said Danny. “We’ll discuss advertising and marketing tools, computer training, and getting ready for the state exam, plus Tarbell’s Quick Start program, the licensing school reimbursement offer, and much more.  You can make a reservation at Tarbellcareers.com or call me at (951) 280-6040.”

Danny Vallejos

Danny Vallejos

The free Real Estate Career Workshop will address all the benefits of a career with family-owned Tarbell, REALTORS. Take advantage of this opportunity to jump start your real estate career with the company voted Number 1 in the Inland Empire and Orange County!

For more information or additional career workshop dates, call Danny Vallejos at (951) 280-6040. The Corona office is located at 315 Magnolia Avenue.

Tarbell, REALTORS makes it easy to find a career workshop in your area; just click on Career Workshop and enter your ZIP code at the bottom of the page!

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Tarbell, REALTORS Welcomes Lori Pearson to the Family

Lori Pearson

Lori Pearson

Branch Manager Clara Eisenman has introduced a new member to the Tarbell Family of Realtors. Lori Pearson recently joined Tarbell, REALTORS’ Tustin office, and Clara says she is delighted with her new team member.  “Lori is a keeper!  She’s experienced, professional, and motivated.  Our clients will love her commitment to providing top-notch customer service.”

Lori had been an active agent for over a year when she decided her career needed the Tarbell Advantage. “I joined Tarbell for the marketing resources and the availability of staff to assist me with my questions and concerns.  I love the team atmosphere and the full-time support of my manager and my colleagues.”

Lori serves primarily Long Beach, Lakewood, and the surrounding communities. “I believe that there is a home for everybody,” she said, “and I’m the person to match you with your dream home.  Every transaction has to suit the unique needs of the customer and I make sure my clients have the information they need to evaluate all their options.”  Because she is an investor as well as an agent, she understands how important it is to balance a family’s needs with their financial goals.  “At the end of the transaction, I want my customer to be confident that they have made the right decision.”

Count on a Tarbell professional for all your real estate needs. Call Lori Pearson at (562) 900-1464 or e-mail LoriPearson@tarbell.com. To find out how you can benefit from a career with Tarbell, REALTORS, go to Tarbellcareers.com.

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Circle of Excellence Agent Ray Serafico Recognized among Tarbell’s Elite

Ray Serafico

Ray Serafico

Tarbell, REALTORS honored Circle of Excellence member Ray Serafico at the 2017 Excellence Awards held earlier this month. Ray, who joined Tarbell’s Yorba Linda office in 1999, has been recognized for his achievements in sales all throughout his long career.

“Our Circle of Excellence agents set the bar very high,” said Tarbell President Tina Jimov-Red. “Ray is a member of the Platinum Circle whose consistent success is proof of his hard work, skill, and knowledge.  I am proud to recognize his commitment to excellence.”

Ray noted that he originally chose to join Tarbell because of the superior training and the family-oriented atmosphere, elements of the company culture that have stood the test of time. Ray’s advanced real estate skills encompass the National Association of Realtors’ e-PRO designation, expertise in relocation, short sales, and foreclosures, and Tarbell’s Preferred Properties Division for luxury homes and estates.

Ray serves buyers and sellers in Orange County with particular attention to Yorba Linda’s Vista Del Verde and Kerrigan Ranch neighborhoods, and the Serrano Heights area of Orange. He has also worked with clients in Anaheim Hills, Brea, Placentia, Villa Park and Irvine.

His slogan, “Making your FAMILY’S DREAM HOME a REALITY!” reflects his focus on the customer’s goals. “Listening to clients and treating them as I would want to be treated is essential,” Ray said.  “I provide 110 percent customer service, no matter what obstacles may present themselves.  My goal when working for a client is to exceed that client’s expectations.  I believe that the best way to accomplish this is by working side by side with my clients.”

Customers rave about Ray’s service, and regularly recommend him to family and friends. He is known for his strong negotiating skills, extensive market knowledge, and putting his client’s needs above all else.  “I handle a wide range of transactions and I’m proud that most of my business comes to me by way of referral from satisfied clients,” Ray said.

Yorba Linda Branch Manager Bob Arneal commented that Ray is one of his most dependable and honored agents. “Not only has Ray won awards at every stage of his career,” Bob said, “he has demonstrated the highest level of integrity.  Ray is the ultimate professional whose organizational skills and standards of excellence in customer service, technology, marketing, and advertising make him a model of success.”

“I am strongly aware how important it is to stay current in the real estate industry,” Ray commented. “I’m a member of National, California, and Pacific West associations of Realtors and I make it a priority to keep up to date with industry standards.”

Ray has 26 years of business, finance, personnel and program management experience. Before joining Tarbell he was Administrative Manager for the County of Orange, serving the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and County Executive Offices.  He has a Bachelor’s degree in business administration, emphasizing marketing, management, finance and personnel.  Ray lives in Orange Hills and enjoys tennis, volleyball, and watching movies.

For all your real estate needs, count on the services of a proven Tarbell professional. Call Ray Serafico at (714) 376-7133 or e-mail rserafico@aol.com.  Visit Ray’s website at rayserafico.biz.

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