Kathy Leimkuhler - Testimonials

Me and my husband were looking for a house sometime fall of 2017.

And we happen to go to any open house and there we met Jennifer. She gave us a tour of the house and was knowledgeable of the surrounding areas. She was so patient, nice, pleasant to talk to AND she made granola bars! Buying a house is not easy. I was getting discouraged, stressed, pretty much wanna give up. But she always encourages us. She does her research and constantly updates us of new listings. We highly recommend her. In fact, we have a handful of her business cards and we give it out to friends and families. Thank you so much, Jennifer. You made our house hunting experience, memorable. Thank you, F1rst Team!

Glenn Poblete

Kathy was the 4th Real Estate agent we talked with.

She had been recommended by our neighbor, and she lived up to his recommendation. We were impressed by her right away. We had been in our house 35 years and yet Kathy was able to make the experience as smooth and painless as possible. We felt like she put our needs first. She is a very good communicator and when we had questions or problems, she either took care of it personally, or she had her staff refer us to someone who would resolve the situation. It was a long process and she helped us from beginning to end. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to sell, or buy, a home.

Tim and Denise Boyd

The first time my wife and I met up with Kathy, she drove long way to a coffee shop right down the street from us amd she met late in the evening to accommodate our busy work schedules.

I immediately had a good feeling about her. I could tell that she genuinely cared about us, and she was passionate about helping us. She's kind, personable, and fun; and at the same time, she's professional, effective and hardworking. Being first time homebuyers, we were so grateful to have Kathy to walk us through the process. We knew we could trust in her because she was on top of every detail. That first time we met with her, we described our ideal home; now, thanks to Kathy, we're in our that home! Kathy picked the perfect opening offer that was high enough to get the seller's attention but was still a good price for us. Then she navigated the inspection process, identifying the most important repairs for the seller to do; and she worked her magic and got them to agree to it. When we closed on the house and got the keys, Kathy was as excited as we were. For me it was a joy to be around Kathy because she's living out her calling: to help people like us get the home they want. We can't thank Kathy enough.

Joseph Murphy and Alicia Quiros

Excellent experience.

Kathy is a dynamite sales person and besides selling our house , she is also a kind , comforting human being.

Indira. Anaheim Hillsb

Kathy was and is a pleasure to know and work with, she is business minded while maintaining a comfortable and down to earth relationship.

Kathy is a dedicated professional, she is pro-active, knowledgeable, thinks outside of the box and most importantly, communicative. She is concerned about the client’s selling expenses and discourages any unnecessary costs that won’t enhance a sale. Kathy puts her head down and gets the job done; she is like the energy bunny. Hopefully, I won’t have another real estate transaction for a very long time, but if I do, Kathy and her team will be the ones I call without hesitation. I highly, highly recommend Kathy Leimkuhler, thank you Kathy!

Bobbi D

Kathy was amazing!

We had an offer in 3 days and a backup offer by day 6! Her marketing plan was unique and innovative compared to other agents we interviewed. Kathy was personally present at our home for every inspection and represented our interest well when we could not be there. She was a great source of information and guidance thru the process because of her experience. After 25 years in the same home we could not imagine how smooth she made the entire transition for us. We thank you Kathy for all the understanding, support and positivity you brought to us.

Rod & Rosemary Ford

We wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts fro all the assistance you gave us in the selling and buying of our home.

You were patient, helpful, and efficient in negotiating the best sale price for our home (Handy) as well as helping us buy our new home (Pegasus) at a great price. Also, we are SO grateful for your gift to us to finalize the deal – an act we so appreciated. Throughout the entire process of selling and buying, you always kept us informed and encouraged us with your timely advise and calmness! The best part about this process is the fact that we gained a friend. Both Mia and Bradley ask about you and still talk about how fun you were in including them during our search for homes and the famous “hide-a-key” lock. Bradley describes you as “The Best Realtor ever” which is the cutest thing and of course so true! They are loving our new home and can’t wait for summer to enjoy the pool. Mia is planning a New Year’s Eve bash with a few of her middle school friends to start the year off right – lol! Bradley has made a friend across the street and is spending most of his evenings shooting hoops all while enjoying the safety of the cul de sac. Again, we thank you for all your assistance and we look forward to seeing you soon.Sincerely,Todd, Lucy, Mia & Bradley 

Todd & Lucy

I have been involved in Real Estate, Mortgage Lending for over 18 years.

My wife and I hired Kathy to list and sell our home. We knew she was a perfect fit. We have known Kathy for over 4 years. Her professionalism, character, follow through, and work ethic are 2nd to none. We knew we were aligning ourselves with a true Professional. We give our highest level of Recommendation to Kathy Leimkuhler.

Kevin Fogarty

I think everyone would agree that buying or selling your home can be one of life's biggest desicions.

You are faced with even more challenges when the two happen simultaneously. If you are fortunate like I was, you have an agent like Kathy working for you at every turn, guiding you through each critical desicion. Kathy is so good at what she does, she is able to put you at ease, keep you positive even during the most tense times, and instill confidence in your ability to make sound decisions because she knows her stuff. She was a lifesaver and I could not have done it without her and the people she aligns herself with~top notch pros all with my best interests in mind. Forever indebted!!

Brenda Knohl

Kathy and Jennifer are my "real estate angels".

This was my first time buying a home and they made this experience one of the best. The house I purchased was in fierce competition with 10 offers and Kathy and Jennifer made my house dreams come true representing me and making the process easy and seamless. Not only do I recommend them to anyone who is in the market but these wonderful ladies will do everything they can to ensure your house dreams become a reality. Thank you to both of them for making my dreams come true.

Taryn Conway

Kathy was a great agent and we couldn't be happier with both the sale of our condo and the purchase of our new home.

Kathy was with us every step of the way and answered any of the million questions we had throughout the entire process. We would recommend Kathy for everyone. The process of selling the condo and buying the new home couldn't have gone more smoothly and Kathy was a huge part of that. Only bad thing is she helped us find our perfect home so much so that we probably won't need her services any time in the near future but that's a good problem to have.

Gary Tateyama

TESTIMONIAL FOR KATHY LEIMKUHLER My wife and I decided to “interview” three realtors before listing our home.

Kathy Leimkuhler was the first one on our list. Her presentation was so professional that we decided that we didn’t need to speak with other realtors. I had several items that I wanted answered before giving the listing to anyone. Kathy answered all of those questions before I had the chance to ask. She listed our house at 9 a.m. and by 2 p.m. she was back with a stager that helped us get ready for the listing pictures. During the entire process Kathy was there, at the house, on the phone, during the appraisal, during the buyer walk through, and available whenever needed. Her personal service and attention to detail is simply outstanding. We recommend Kathy to anyone thinking about listing or buying a home.

Jerry Nisker

She met with me and my husband and showed us the "right" type of property after we explained what we had in mind to purchase.

Although the financial process had some hiccups, Kathy helped things move along smoothly.

Janis Buchner

Well done Kathy,you kept your promise you sold our house quick , and got what we needed.

Thanks again. The Doumani

Jacques Doumani

Kathy is a Rock Star!

She is sincerely interested in doing the right things for her clients in every transaction, until the transaction is completed. Very knowledgeable, honest, and dedicated realtor. You definitely want her on your team for your next real estate purchase or sale!!

Ivo Tjan

We recently used Kathy to sell a house that was very important to us.

She handled the transaction with efficiency and professionalism. The house was in escrow in a week and she made sure that it went at smoothly as possible. We highly recommend her and felt that she brought a personal touch that was indicative of her business acumen and great personal touch.

Karen Calabrese

I recently sold my home, and purchased a new house of my dreams, working with Kathy Leimkuhler, First Team Estates, Anaheim Hills office.

  I first had to sell my house to have the cash to buy a new home.  As luck would have it, I found the new home before I sold my current house. Kathy assured me that this could be accomplished with good planning and some exceptional marketing. I was skeptical, but decided to trust Kathy to work professionally and accomplish our goal, and she did!! I made an offer on the new house, with a fall back plan in the event I could not sell my current house.  All came together as Kathy promised it would.   She staged my house for the showings and prepared excellent marketing necessary to accomplish a quick sale.   I believe that Kathy was extremely professional and responsive in all her efforts.   I would highly recommend Kathy to anyone wanting to sell or buy a house, and can assure you, that you will be as satisfied as I am.  My experience, of this normally stressful event, was far easier and better than I expected, thanks to Kathy Leimkuhler.

Lisa Gordon

As a peer in the Real Estate industry working for the corporate side of the business, I knew a lot of agents who could have helped our family sell our home and purchase a new one.

  We interviewed several top producers, but found that your luxury experience, tenacity and professionalism won over our trust.     We were especially impressed by the fact that our home sold for the highest price in our tract, while two others listed on at the same time have lingered on the market and not sold, even when their asking price was lower than ours!   You were also always right there when we needed you, guiding us through tough emotional decisions. Thank you for your integrity. Your service experience is like riding first class!

Thank you for the great job on the sale of my home!

Because of my busy schedule, I did not always have the ability to be around. Thank you very much for always being there to answer the calls and meet with everyone to get everything done. You were truly amazing. Just think, after multiple agents and 6 years of attempting to sell my home, you sold my house in less than 4 months.   Your marketing strategies and professionalism made you invaluable. Your follow up was first class. You were willing to jump through hoops and made it all happen without any inconvenience. I highly recommend you to anyone looking for the ?Best in the Business" to sell their home.   You truly have the customer's best interest at heart from the moment you meet them until the job is done. I look forward to continuing working with you as we move forward to find my new home!   Thank you again for everything, I really appreciate it!

We can't thank you enough for your diligence, hard work, and commitment in representing us as buyers for our new home.

Your patience, honesty, and professionalism remained steadfast throughout the often challenging process and we are truly thankful to now be living in our dream home. You never failed to return our calls and answer our many questions. Your updates and follow up were not only consistent, but often unexpected. You provided us with invaluable information and made sure that we did everything necessary to keep the often arduous process going. We were dealing with very difficult sellers in an unusual situation and you came through for us with your honesty, dedication and commitment. It was a pleasure to have you representing us and we could not recommend anyone more highly. Your knowledge and skill as an agent is unsurpassed. Thank you again for your unwavering support and for bringing us in to our beautiful new home.

Christine Ma-Schweich

We would like to thank you for all you've done for us with the purchase of our new home.

We sincerely appreciate all your hard work and your generous kind heart. I can't believe you stood by us for three years since we first met at one of your open houses. For that, I am forever grateful for your patience! It was certainly refreshing to have you in my corner.  We love the new house and the extra space. It is slowly looking like a home now! You are what made this dream come true. I'm certain that you pulled a few strings behind the scenes that I did not see, and I thank you for those as well. You really have gone above and beyond my expectations. We will definitely refer you to anyone we talk to who is looking to buy a home. We wish you well in all you do.


Thank you so much for securing a wonderful new home for us!

Your ability to perceive and interpret our tastes and requirements accurately resulted in an efficient and positive transaction. You represented us very professionally and were always available to make sure our escrow went as smoothly as possible. Your attention to detail and subsequent follow-up were outstanding.  Best of all you are one of the friendliest and caring people we've ever worked with and made our home purchase a very pleasant experience. We now have a new friend for which we are very thankful.

Don & Ronna Coe

We went through about a half-dozen Realtors while looking for our new home.

We met Kathy at an open house and knew immediately that she would be the one to have the patience and endurance to help us find our new ?dream" home. Kathy was there for us-weekends, evenings, while on vacation, on the spur of the moment, we could depend on Kathy- AND never any pressure! She always looked out for us. Kathy is professional, yet friendly and down-to-earth; customer- oriented, and very knowledgeable. She took care of all the paperwork and diligently explained every detail-we had complete faith and trust in Kathy during the purchase process and weren't disappointed.   After helping us purchase our new house, we have entrusted her to help us sell our previous home. I have no doubt that we will be well-represented and equally satisfied with Kathy's expertise and more importantly, we now have a new and valued family friend.

Virginia & Michael

Kathy recently represented us in the purchase and sale of our home in Villa Park.

We were quite pleased with the service and results she provided. Kathy listened with personalized attention to the details of our goals, then provided us with buying options that were right on target. She was ready to answer any question, and made us feel as if we were her only client. Her years of experience and keen awareness of the Villa Park market gave us confidence in the advice she offered. When the time came to sell our home, we were impressed at how quickly she made the sale and at the price we were asking. Kathy is friendly every step of the way; yet she is professional, and best of all, smart.  Whether you are selling your home or searching for a new one, Kathy has the expertise to get it accomplished.

Dominic Walsh

From Day 1 Sharon and I knew that selling our house and netting 100% of our equity plus selling costs was not an easy objective.

However, I chose my role as the "uncompromising client" with the sole purpose of giving you the best opportunity to achieve that objective.  You came pretty darn close. We got our equity back less selling costs. Given that we went through the worst recession since the Great Depression, we can all declare victory.  It is a tribute to you that it has actually happened.  Thank you for all you have done on our behalf. This was great work. I hope you will remember it with a feeling of accomplishment and a smile.

Cap & Sharon Hendrix

Kathy was such a pleasure to work with, her knowledge of our home and area was excellent.

She lived up to and exceed all her promises of marketing and showcasing our home. Kathy made the process very painless, from the negotiating to the close. We cannot recommend Kathy enough if you are looking for someone to live up to her promises and you want to get results. 

Jennifer Kause

Kathy identified our home proactively for her client (we did not have it up for sale yet), approached us with a win-win proposal and concluded a sale so smooth and quick, that all passed like a pleasant dream.

 It was shown only to this one client, and sold. I wish all home transactions would happen like that. She delivered a great sale for us (in a buyers? market), and she got for the very discriminating Buyer a home that exactly fit his needs and plans for the future. A lot of time and effort was saved by her skill of matching the right buyer and seller. 


We went through about a half-dozen realtors while looking for our new home.

We met Kathy Leimkuhler at an open house and knew immediately that she would be the one to have the patience and endurance to help us find our new "dream" home. Kathy was there for us - weekends, evenings, while on vacation, at the spur of the moment, we could depend on Kathy - AND never any pressure! She always looked out for us. Kathy is professional, yet friendly and down-to-earth; customer-oriented, and very knowledgeable. She took care of all the paperwork and diligently explained every detail - we had complete faith and trust in Kathy during the purchase process and we weren't disappointed! After helping us purchase our new house, we have entrusted her to help us sell our previous home. I have no doubt that we will be well-represented and equally satisfied with Kathy's expertise and more importantly, we now have a new and valued family friend.

We are writing this letter to express our sincere appreciation.

 If not for your experience and serious knowledge of not only real estate in general, but also your specific expertise in the Orange County market, we would still be looking for "the perfect home." Looking back at the process that resulted in us purchasing our dream home, we can't help but think about the numerous times we thought we would never find the "perfect home." Ironically, when we thought we would have to lower our standards in order to get a home, your reminded us of our goal to find "the" home rather than just finding "a" home. You truly are in a class by yourself! Now we know why you have a reputation as being #1. Thank you for helping us realize our dream.

Michael & Katharine Holmes

Dear Marion and Kathy, I am writing this letter as a big THANK YOU to both of you for your hard work in selling our home.

 In this market, "business as usual" is simply not enough, and the two of you went the extra mile in marketing our house and obtaining results. Just as importantly, you worked as a team to provide excellent and consistent service: there was never a time when we felt you were not available to us. Steve and I really enjoyed working with both of you. I would recommend you to anyone in this area who is considering selling his or her home. Sellers can rest assured that you will combine innovative marketing methods with sound experience to represent them to the fullest. Your company may not be the largest one, but as real estate agents, you are top notch! We wish you all the best in this New Year. Warmest regards, Jo Tucker

Lisa and I can't thank you enough for all of your hard work in selling our house.

Your professionalism and creativity are unsurpassed. We will continue to recommend you to everyone we know that has real estate needs.

Michael & Lisa Adray

Our experience with Kathy was a pleasure.

She was recommended by a friend of ours, and the recommendation turned out to be excellent. Kathy sold our home quickly at a premium price. She was a personable and knowledgeable agent in the market. She connects with people on a down to earth level with a great smile and honesty. If you are looking for a realtor you cannot do better than Kathy. Fred & Susan Fechtman

Susan Fechtman

Our experience with Kathy was a pleasure.

She was recommended by a friend of ours, and the recommendation turned out to be excellent. Kathy sold our home quickly at a premium price. She was a personable and knowledgeable agent in the market. She connects with people on a down to earth level with a great smile and honesty. If you are looking for a realtor you cannot do better than Kathy. Fred & Susan Fechtman

Susan Fechtman

When I think of Kathy, the first thing that comes to mind is that she exemplifies all things professional.

She goes far beyond what is necessary to see the transaction all the way through to successful completion. She works tirelessly and diligently and seems to be available 24/7. She truly represents her clients' best interests, and doesn't worry about her commissions, as she always puts the client first. Her experience and background is outstanding and she uses her knowledge and superlative negotiation skills to benefit her clients. Most importantly, the greatest trait that Kathy exhibits is that she always keeps her word - simply stated: she lives up to her commitments. I would highly recommend Kathy to anyone who wants an agent who is experienced, proactive, reliable and just an amazing person. Kathy is not only our agent (both selling and buying), but has become a very special friend to us. We are very happy and satisfied with our relationship, and wish her continued successes.

Chuck & Chris Prieve

We highly recommend Kathy Leimkuhler, a fantastic real estate agent and a pleasure to work with.

After having our high-end North Tustin home listed for over a year without a successful sale, we ultimately decided to re-list it with Kathy based on a friend’s recommendation. She was great to work with, bringing a high level of professionalism, balanced with a very likeable, straight-forward way of communicating with us. The brochures, ads and video were beautifully produced and represented the property like never before. While she has a full team behind her, Kathy remained very hands-on, taking the time to really know the large property, and to lead every showing and open house, herself. (This was in stark contrast to our experience with our previous high-profile OC broker.) She professionally navigated the escrow process for us, keeping our hassle-factor to a minimum, and successfully closed escrow ahead of schedule. After 16 months on the market, Kathy brought us a reasonable offer within two months! Thank you, Kathy!!!

Doug and Dana McCaulley

Kathy Leimkuhler is an energetic, upbeat real estate agent.

She never fails to be supportive of her clients and enthusiastic about their homes. The marketing materials she produces for her listings are superbly done, with an eye toward highlighting the selling points of a home that might otherwise be overlooked. We were particularly impressed with the excellent video and elegant brochure she created for our home and her hands-on approach throughout the process. Unlike some high-powered agents, she does NOT distance herself from her clients after they’ve signed on with her. She stays on board and makes sure that their home is being shown to best advantage. We highly recommend Kathy; she is a skilled and ethical agent who will do everything in her power to produce a successful sale.

Bob Boghosian & Beth Warren

We just moved in to our new home a month ago and I miss Kathy already.

She has been SUCH AN AMAZING FRIEND/CONFIDANT throughout this grueling process of buying a home. It took a year and half of seeing houses and even a purchase falling through before we found the perfect place. Yet she always made us feel happy and cared for. She has been supportive, made her time available, pro-active but in no way overbearing. She would patiently listen to what we are looking for and represent us with such positive energy! She is always fair and honest about both her opinion and where we stand. I came across two dozen realtors just this past year, but she stands out in my eyes and I would not go to anyone else for our future buy/sell needs. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone without a moment's hesitation. Her knowledge and experience shared with her professional and positive attitude makes her awesome at what she does.

Jane L

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