Meital is exceptional in every respect. She is immensely knowledgeable about a wide range of important factors from market trends and investment potential to design and renovation issues to contract and negotiating technicalities. She is amazingly responsive, highly organized, covers all angles and details, and is completely upfront, transparent, and honest. We really appreciated and in fact deeply valued her no-nonsense opinions about neighborhoods, house features, negotiations, renovation ideas and potential, everything. She was also extremely patient with us as we went back and forth on which neighborhood would be best for us, what kind of house we wanted, and how much renovation we could tolerate. She made us feel like we were her only clients, which we were not, and always had plenty of time for us to show houses or just discuss options. It was clear that her main goal was for us to be happy at the end of the day. When we finally found a house we wanted to purchase, she had suggestions and options for people to do inspections, repairs, mortgage, insurance, and the rest. She did not push them on us, but we ended up using all of her suggestions and each of them turned out to be fantastic. For mortgage and insurance, her contacts (she gave several options) had better deals than our own trusted people and we went with hers. Meital also proved to be extremely level-headed and smart when our negotiations and our closing got a little hairy. She was a voice of reason when our emotions started to get the best of us. Through it all she was friendly, supportive, and a pleasure to work with.
Besides being totally overwhelmed, we had no direction in our housing search; should we rent or buy, go for our dream home or be a fiscally conservative, downsize or expand. This was the state in which we met Meital. She completely dedicated herself to finding our family a home… not just a house. She began by showing us the full range and then was able to hone in on our feedback to narrow the field to “our style,” something we hadn’t even been able to articulate ourselves. She also did not try a steer us towards what would make her profits bigger, but what really fit for us. For example, she took the rental option seriously and showed a ton of rentals that would have clearly meant a tiny drop in the bucket for her given the amount of daily effort she was putting in for us. Additionally, as an absolute personal loving gesture, she became buds with our three year old which afforded me the capacity to quickly assess a place and move on to the next. Her warmth made en enormous difference, as one can imagine that schlepping a 3 year old around to 5 viewings a day while 8 months pregnant is hardly anyone’s idea of fun. We landed our perfect home when Meital called us to tell us that a fantastic home had just come on the market. She was able to get us in immediately, even before the broker’s preview. Before anyone else had a chance to bid, we had already put in an offer and were in negotiations. She knows how to maneuver things to put her clients at an advantage, which is essential in this cutthroat real-estate market that we all have to navigate. During the escrow process we had our second child and Meital basically made everything happen. She responded to every inquiry immediately and thoughtfully and even kept track of all of the things that my “baby brain” was not able to. She connected us to solid insurance and loan professionals who came through during an intense family moment when we struggled to follow through. Meital was present for all of the inspections which meant a lot to us given our family demands. She made it all happen in the end. In sum, I admire her professionally and personally. She is incredibly committed, smart, competent, and caring. We truly felt taken care of by her during an incredibly stressful time. Anyone who is lucky enough to have the opportunity to have Meital on their side is setting themselves up success. She is absolutely the only realtor I would ever work with and I recommend her without any reservation. Sincerely, Maile Maile O’Hara, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist See more at TaubProperties.com
She is very professional, easy to deal with, very honest and truly looks out for the best interest of her clients. I was out of the country on vacation when she called and told me she found the perfect home for me. I have been looking for several months and had no luck especially in this competitive market. Then I met Meital and she found an off market home for me. She emailed the photos, negotiated with the seller and when I got back from vacation, all I had to do was look at the home. It was the perfect home!!! She is definitely a great listener since the home had everything I was looking for and more. I will defintely recommend Meital to my family and friends. I could not have asked for a better realtor. Thank you Meital!! Dorothy S. See more at TaubProperties.com
Meital is a consummate professional who brings her passion for selling with charm, strength and strong market knowledge to back it up. Throughout the process you always feel confident that Meital has your back and your best interests in mind. She is well versed in the legal aspects of the business and doesn't hesitate to keep you informed. She knows how to bring top dollar and how to close. I would, and will work with Meital and First Team again!" ~Ben Young
She was fabulous. She set up a perfect day of viewings which combined precise attention to detail, comprehensive local knowledge, and an attentive, naturally charming personality. It is also abundantly clear that Meital would be a fantastic advocate in a property negotiation. You would want Meital on your side. She will fight for you, tooth and nail, to get the deal done, at the right price. We could not recommend her more highly."
She handled absolutely everything and remained ‘present and available’ every single step of the way. Her ability to negotiate and do the best by us was nothing less than 5 gold stars. We highly HIGHLY recommend buying a house with Meital – it was completely effortless.- See more at www.TaubProperties.com
We were not directly represented by her in our purchase where she represented the seller, but we had significant interaction with her. She was extremely prepared and professional, but still very personal and in touch with our family’s needs and desires. We never felt pressured or stressed during the entire process and thus lead us to have a positive home buying experience. We will look forward to working with her again as she definitely worked hard for her client and was an expert at every question that we had. We would recommend Meital to all of our family and friends that are looking to buy or sell a home.” Todd and Brandy Habermehl, Newport Beach See more at TaubProperties.com
I have both bought and sold houses with Meital and I can say that throughout both transactions she was amazing to work with. Not only was she great at negotiating, but she also handled every little aspect of what needed to be done through every stage of the sales
She was recently the listing agent for our home and she subsequently found us a new home as well. She was exceptional in every aspect of our transaction because she is knowledgeable about the market, the inventory, the real estate process and she listens! She made this the most painless, stress free process we have ever had. We have bought and sold many homes and she is outstanding. As the customer you always know that she is on top of every aspect of the transaction and that she is watching out for your interests. Without hesitation, I highly recommend Meital on the listing or purchase aspect of your real estate needs
She is extremely professional, knowledgeable about the real estate market and the buying process. I have looked for a house for many months, in various areas and she always knew the details of the neighborhoods and was able to provide valuable insights. She was very patient as I searched for the right property. Once the right house showed up she guided very professionally through the process. I highly recommend Meital for your real estate search!
We plan to use these properties for investment purposes. We selected Meital to represent us in this transaction because she demonstrated a deep understanding of the Laguna Beach real estate market. As a result, Meital was extremely helpful as a thought partner as we prepared our investment analysis. During the negotiation Meital was both well prepared and extremely thorough. Once we agreed to a contract with the seller, she efficiently handled all the details, which made the close of escrow very straightforward. We are exceedingly satisfied with our purchase and are quite pleased that Meital represented us in this transaction. Best regards, Christian & Christa Henry See More at TaubProperties.com
She was extremely responsive to my needs and had great solutions to every challenge that arose during the selling process. Meital is very knowledgeable about the housing market and her attention to detail is outstanding. The perfect balance of professionalism and warmth, I would highly recommend Meital.
Meital guided us through the entire process. We credit her with a smooth, stress-free home-selling experience. We have sold many properties, and never had we had such a pleasurable experience. Meital is thorough, personable and knows the market inside and out. To reiterate, we are nothing but pleased with Meital and her expertise and we recommend her to everyone. Sincerely, Al and Nanette Mayo, Laguna Beach See more at TaubProperties.com
We were out of towners and she was our window into Laguna Beach. She went above and beyond our expectations. She is experienced, creative in negotiations, communicated very well with all involved and we would hire her again in a heartbeat.
Her intellect, confidence, trustworthiness and professionalism during the purchase of our Laguna Beach dream home provided us with a profound sense of security during what otherwise would have been a very stressful transaction. My wife and I endorse Meital 100%. Most sincerely, Rob and Melissa Lane See more at TaubProperties.com
This is a special year for me and would like to share this comment as one of your best team member “Meital” made my dream of having a home in Laguna come true. Few months ago I was introduced to Meital through a friend. We started to search for a house in Laguna Beach with limited budget and almost impossible criteria… Meital was able to get me at least 2 showings a day and sometimes a lot more… She was always on time, very considerate and extremely helpful, and above all she is very friendly. After couple of months, I started to give up and doubting that my dream may not come true – but Meital never gave up. She kept searching and worked very patiently until one day she called me and met at Starbuck and said, “I found what you are looking for…” We went to see it, and immediately fell in love with it… Meital worked extremely hard and spent lots of time and efforts in order to get an acceptable offer. Also, I would like to thank her team & colleagues, specially Dean. Meital worked so patiently, and is very honest, considerate and works hard and smart. She knows the market and she is extremely experienced and certainly she is an expert in the Laguna Beach housing market. My dream of owning a beautiful home in Laguna Beach came true… in addition to thanking God and my Mom for giving me the wisdom, courage and the love to get this beautiful home, I have to thank Meital for making this dream to finally come true. Thank you Meital [:)] God Bless, Sami Hermes 1779 Glenneyre st. Laguna Beach See more at TaubProperties.com
We had a number of issues pop up and Meital was very professional throughout. She was an excellent negotiator between buyer and seller. I don't think this transaction would have closed except for Meital's determination to see it through.
I cannot say enough good things about Meital. She is extremely professional, knowledgeable, easy to communicate with and truly understands what each of her clients needs. She found us the perfect house and was a great guide through the entire process. It can be an overwhelming experience but Meital takes you through it step by step, explains everything that's happening and doesn't waste your time. No matter what your real restate needs may be, Meital is the realtor you should use!
She is knowledgeable, thorough, communicative, organized and warm. She aces all of the primary criteria that a real estate agent needs to be successful. She treats the owners like family, and her ability to balance your needs as a homeowner/seller with market fluctuations, all along detailing, via email and phone, changes and opportunities, makes her unparalleled in service and quality.- See more at TaubProperties.com
She applied her knowledge, experience and the many resources at her disposal to market our property, receive a serious offer within 3% of our asking price and close the deal ahead of schedule. From the beginning, she took ownership of the process and was confident yet realistic about the prospects. She is a problem solver who seamlessly navigated the unpredictable waters of a closing. In short, Meital took a difficult situation to a successful conclusion in short order with minimal involvement by us. She has our enthusiastic and unqualified recommendation.