I was in real estate for 8 years and had managed a large office in the Pacific Northwest for a couple of years. I have met many agents, and as you may have guessed there are a lot of agents that should not be trusted with what is most people's biggest asset. We met Terry in 2001 as he was walking out of a house that he was previewing in Huntington Beach. We had gone to meet with an agent that morning that was recommended from a friend. Not only had the agent not taken the time to meet with us, he simply had a list of homes at the front desk so we could drive around and look. The home Terry came out of was not on our list, but as Terry saw us looking at the house from the car he came over and invited us to come in and see the house. We could tell right away that Terry was different and truly cared about our needs. We spent the next Saturday with Terry visiting about 5 homes and giving him feedback on what we liked and didn't like about each home. The following Saturday Terry called us and said he had just previewed an open house and thought it was the one for us. We jumped in the car to come meet him and view the house. Terry had nailed it, but the only problem was there were 3 offers already submitted and we were the 4th. Terry presented the offer and negotiated the transaction and we bought the house. Terry was an expert already at handling our anxiety of the ups and downs of a real estate transaction. (Believe me there are almost always issues that need a guiding hand) Nine years later when we decided to sell and move to downtown Huntington Beach Terry showed us all of our options. I could tell his knowledge of the area and his real estate expertise had grown since we first worked with him. We found a home after a couple of weeks, but we needed to sell our home quickly to have a chance at what would be our new home. Terry's photographer did a great job with pictures compared to other listings on the market. We received an offer within 4 hours of listing our home with a 30 day close. Three years later with our son going off to college we contacted Terry again. We wanted to down size and Terry explained the market was soft for sellers. He again produced marketing materials that exceeded our expectations and helped us get a handyman to fix a couple of issues he felt would enhance the property. We listed the house and again it sold in the first day. He also found us an amazing condo in Rancho Palos Verdes overlooking the ocean with a private 1400 sqft deck. Six years later we decided to make a big move back to the Pacific Northwest so we called Terry again. Terry went overboard with the Marketing with one of the best home videos I had ever seen in the market. The result was our condo was sold for the highest sales price ever for a unit in our building. By this time Terry had a full team of experts working with him, and he expertly worked through many obstacles in the sale process. If you are planning to Buy or Sale Real Estate in Southern California I think you would be crazy not to work with Terry and his team. Terry has the expertise, is extremely ethical, has a great demeanor and personality and most importantly he cares. I know this review was long, but Terry has been a part of the our lives for 17 years helping us buy and sell one of our biggest assets.
We met him one day & explained what we needed....he brought us a qualified Buyer and sold our property within 3 days. Terry most certainly outshines all the rest, not only in real estate, but in relating to people and understanding their needs! We highly recommend him!
We decided to go with Terry because of his expertise and thorough follow up. It took time to find the home of our dreams since we had a very specific area where we wanted to purchase a home. Terry was there every step of the way and would let us know about homes coming on the market before they were ever listed. I believe that advantage along with his great reputation helped us in getting the home of our dreams. Terry made the home buying process very easy with little stress. I would highly recommend using him for any of your real estate needs!
We had an opportunity to sell two houses on the same street and he worked very diligently to help us accomplish this task. If I was to buy another home or sell one I would very much like to work with Terry and his team again.
Terry comes to the table as a complete representative buying or selling. In our case, both. You can tell he enjoys what he does. He's also very good at walking you through the process so you have a complete understanding of what’s to come. I have worked with Terry for 8 years and a couple transactions. So when it came time for my wife & I to find our Dream Home Terry was my first call. I this last transaction my wife & I sold our home and bought our dream home with Terry & his teams help! Looking at properties with Terry is fun, he is really engaged with the process and finding what you want in your home. We Highly Recommend Terry McCarty! My wife and I are so pleased with our Dream Home! Thanks Terry!!
We contacted him and he immediately made time to show us houses and was also very open when we provided him our own research and listings. He helped us to follow up on the availability and information we had found. I was quickly beginning to lose hope on finding something close to the beach in our price range, but with Terry's experience and connections, he was able to find us our perfect place that was not on the MLS listing. We were the first and only client to see it. He has a calm and assertive personality and is easy to talk to.
He helped price the 2nd house and we received/accepted an offer very close to the asking price only a few weeks after it was listed. After the sale, he helped my family find our dream house in a great school district. In all the buying and selling transactions he has been very knowledgeable and kept us informed and managed our expectations with what was going on. He knows the Westminster area well and has many contacts. Terry works hard for his clients and I have recommended him to many friends and family.
When we moved to Huntington Beach from out of town he spent the time to show us just about every neighborhood and price range. He's very patient, non-pressuring and detail oriented. He listened to our needs and stayed within budget. Terry really knows HB and surrounding areas. He's the first to point out goods and bad about each property, he's not just trying to sell you something. He truly cares that you are happy at home and always looks out for your long term investment. He answers his phone the first time you call, and makes himself available at all dates and times. Terry goes above and beyond to make the buying/selling process smooth and seamless. We can't thank him enough!
I was 8 months pregnant with our first child and really wanted to move into a family home before she was born. Thanks to Terry we were out of our condo and into our perfect family home in our DREAM neighborhood of Huntington Beach just before our daughter came! We couldn't be happier and highly recommend Terry for all your real estate needs! The Edwards Family
He helped me sell my condo in Costa Mesa & he went above & beyond to ensure my complete satisfaction. He is a great listener & an extremely hard worker. Terry is an awesome negotiator & is well liked by everyone in my neighborhood. There are always tons of for sale signs in my neighborhood with Terry's name posted. Terry is very personable, knowledgeable, respectful, courteous & easy to speak with. I highly recommend that you use Terry for all your home buying needs. When I am ready to purchase my next home, I will use Terry's services again. Thanks Terry!!!
He is definitely the local area expert. He was (and is) great. He priced our house perfectly for the area and for the market. I believe our house sale was one of the highest recent sales in the area. He was diligent in running open houses and advertising. There were issues with the close of the deal and he was on it, professional and through at all times. We are now happy home sellers and owners in South County. Terry conducts himself as a professional, very knowledgeable about the market, the ends and outs of sales, marketing and escrow and all the processes you must follow to sell your house today. But most importantly Terry cares. Your sale is personal to him. He will do what it takes to get to done with that all important human touch. We can highly recommend Terry without reservations.
He is highly knowledge about the market, stays on top of everything taking place during a transaction, watches out for his clients best interest and is very responsive to his client’s needs. Best of all he is low pressure. He will provide the information you need but he doesn't push you into making decisions you're not comfortable with. I have owned and sold multiple properties. I have now used Terry's services on several occasions and would never consider using any other agent for handling my buying or selling transactions.
We lived in the Inland Empire and drove down and looked at houses he had pre-selected for us for 2 days. We must have personally looked at close to 15 houses, plus more on-line before we got here. Terry really listened to what we wanted in a home and what we were comfortable paying and he made it happen! Plus, he put us in touch with a painter and a handyman, because we didn't know any in this area. Can't say enough good things about him!
He turned what could've been the single most stressful event in our lives into an amazing journey which lead us to our dream home! Terry was patient, kind, and very knowledgeable in every step of the buying and selling process. There are always small challenges to overcome during the home buying/selling process. He not only helped us get passed each one, we turned a great profit on our home! If we ever do decide to move again, we hope Terry is still working in our area!
However Terry and Sheila stuck with us through the long haul and used their local knowledge and networking skills to bring in new prospects. Their strength and tenacity ensured that we had the best possible outcome for the sale of our house and their amazing negotiation and communication skills allowed us to successfully purchase our dream home. The saying "when the going gets tough, the tough get going" is a total representation of the dedication of this team. We are so very impressed and thankful that we partnered with Terry and Sheila.