After buying and selling twelve homes over the years, Cathy and I were blessed to have Rob Udell referred to us for our retirement home search and purchase.
Rob not only has an outgoing personality, but is extraordinarily thorough and loyal to his clients.
From detailed reasearch of the target market areas to skillful negotiations and proactive closing procedures, Rob is by far the best Realtor we have ever been associated with.
Ken & Cathy
What a wonderful experience Frank and I had working with you and Candie when we purchased a home in Newport Beach. Somewhat unusual, we had never been to Newport Beach but had chosen the location for our second home based on recommendations of our friends in Palm Desert.
So, not only were you challenged with acquainting two New Yorkers with the entire real estate situation in Newport Beach in two days, but also with the problem that we knew "exactly what we wanted" without regard to whether our dream actually existed in the area.
You understood the assignment with such enthusiasm and purpose that it was as though you always had clients so thoroughly unprepared. Not only was your introduction to Newport Beach thorough and far reaching, but it was really fun. It seemed that you had nothing better to do, although your cell phone debunked anything of the sort.
Within two days, we had identified the property that fit our physical and financial objectives in a lovely gated community with views of the city and the ocean. The following week we revisited the scene, saw some additional properties, and made our decision. With your expert guidance, we bid on and won the property.
But your and Candie's work still was not done. There were issues with the HOA and the owner to deal with, details within the property that needed attention and a gardner to find and pay. You two took wonderful care of these details and continue to represent us while we attempt to sell our home back East. If only you two could come East and get this transaction completed as well.
Thank you so much for an outstanding result in a situation which could easily have been difficult and protracted. We could not recommend this dynamic duo more highly.
Frank & Judy
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Tarbell's Realtor, Rob Udell for the exemplary job in helping us buy our first home.
My wife and I are from the UK and had no knowledge of the US Real Estate business.
Rob's knowledge of the market, the area and his "stop at nothing to please" attitude made our house buying painless.
I recently bought a home in the Parkcrest section of Irvine. Rob Udell was my Realtor and in my many moves from one ocean to the other, I have never had an agent that was more qualified, generous with his time and his many various talents, caring, thoughtful, genuinely concerned and honest.
He is a credit to your organization and if I, or any of my friends, ever require an agent in this area, you can be sure I'll recommend Rob.
I am writing this letter to inform you of our recent experience with a realtor working in your office. Both my wife and I have been involved in the real estate industry our entire careers.
I am responsible for the operations of a residential development firm as well as a general contracting company and my wife has been a residential appraiser for over 20 years. We are both licensed realtors, reside in Irvine and come into contact with realtors on an almost daily basis.
We have never met a realtor that has provided the professionalism and customer service that Rob Udell provided us during two recent residential transactions in the City of Irvine. To say that we were pleased with the way in which he conducted himself while representing our interests would be an understatement.
Rob displayed an attitude and demeanor that went above and beyond what would be considered the norm in this industry, and we consider ourselves fortunate to have had Rob represent us in these transactions which were by no means straight forward. The property that we sold had an uncooperative renter that Rob dealt with on a regular basis. He completely organized the remodel of that home in order to make it ready to market. The purchaser of that property was from out of town and had hired a realtor completely unfamiliar with the Irvine market. Rob was able to "hold their hands" until they closed on their property. We completed a 1031 Exchange on the property that we purchased, with a leaseback to the sellers, and Rob's help was invaluable.
We cannot say enough about our experience with Rob, and although we have many close friends in the real estate industry, we will never deal with any other realtor but Rob Udell.
Over the past 4 months, my wife Judi and I have had the pleasure of working with Rob Udell and his wife Candie on the purchase of our new home and the sale of our existing home in Irvine. We cannot say enough about the service, commitment and long hours they put in to make these transactions happen. From our previous encounters with agents, we never appreciated the value of having a seasoned, first class agent working for us to make our dreams a reality.
It is obvious that Rob knows the business and sincerely enjoys what he is doing. From the first day, he mapped out a detailed schedule of tasks to be completed and always met the dates. He was available 24/7, provided daily updates to us, and he was in constant communication with realtors, escrow, associations, termite inspectors, banks, repairmen, painters and many other third parties involved. When it looked like an offer on our old home was going to slip away, Rob was able to coach the inexperienced buyer's agent, and get the buyer back to the table to close the deal.
Above all, Rob has shown us his ability to be a "people person" and shown integrity to his profession. The day before we were to move into our new home, Rob was at the house at 5am with his sleeves rolled-up, moving a few old items of furniture into a dumpster that the old owner had left behind. He even made sure repairs were made to our new home, at no cost to us, that we had not found during our initial walk through.
Rob and Candie Udell will always be at the top of our list and we will always send our friends and relatives to them for future real estate needs.
Please feel free to have any future Tarbell clients call us for additional details.
Don & Judi
Rob provided an extraordinary level of service to us when we sold our property in Newport Beach. He spent as much time as was needed to assist us in negotiating terms and price with the buyer, offering meaningful and timely advice leading to a great result for us. We would highly recommend Rob as an agent to help you buy or sell a property, and would not hesitate to use him again.
Gary and Kathy
Rob Udell has a reputation for tenaciously protecting his clients’ interests. Savvy negotiations and cutting-edge marketing strategies join uncompromising integrity as the hallmark’s of Rob’s servicehas become Orange County's agent and a consistent leader with . Rob has an unparalleled professional track record and high ethical standards. Rob does everything in his power to ensure his clients’ success and satisfaction.
From Our Clients...
After spending many hours interviewing and searching for a realtor, I made the decision to use Rob Udell to help me sell my home in Irvine.
Although I did not know Rob personally, he came highly recommended from very close friends so I hoped he was as professional and dedicated as I had heard from those close to me. Rob has not disappointed me. He has far exceeded my expectations and has made the selling process almost (and I hesitate to use this word) enjoyable.
Selling my Irvine home of 18 years was a bit difficult - emotionally, physically and spiritually. It was my house, my home, my haven, as well as my children's only home they had ever known.
Rob smoothed out the rough edges and was at the house when I could not be, due to work restrictions. He was also there to deal with the painters, plumbers, handymen, etc., when I could not be and he was there with no questions asked and with a smile. He has walked me through many pages of confusing paperwork and took the time to answer all my questions.
Without any hesitation, I would recommend Rob Udell to any individuals who want a personal, professional and overall stellar realtor to represent them in either the buyer or selling of a home.
Thank you so much for the absolutely outstanding job you did in selling our home in Turtle Rock Pointe. The service, advise and overall customer service has far exceeded our expectations. Your daughters talents and graphic design enhances your overall presentations.
We commend you as being the best Realtor we have ever had the pleasure to work with. In addition to that, we commend you for your humanitarian efforts with the trauma work you do. Your kindness, positive attitude and professional expertise is a job to behold.
Please consider this as an absolute total recommendation of your services.
Vicki & Chancy
*Client before commission
As former real estate agent, I had the opportunity to work with and also observe hundreds of RE agents interacting with buyers, sellers and prospective clients. Rob is definitely one of a kind, who stands out from 99% of the industrys agents with his charismatic and professional demeanor.
On our recent visit to Orange County my wife and I had the opportunity of meeting with Rob on Tue. discussed our RE requirements, Wed viewed 3 properties, Sat viewed 3 properties of which one captured our interest, but had an offer being countered. Rob stated that if we really wanted this property, he would make it happen. With our blessing he contacted the Sellers agent and but a bing but a bang we were signing our offer, which was accepted at 5:45 pm that evening. Sunday morning we were on our return flight home.. Rob performed his Magic!
In four days we were totally educated on the * area * neighboring businesses * sales comparison analysis * market trends * neighbors * future growth potential * renovation costs * driving distances , traffic details and the difference between an RE agent and Real-Estate Magician.
The magician has one opportunity to perform his magic, wow his audience and have them return to him for more of the same next time.
Sue & I wish to express our sincere appreciation for the tremendous job you did in selling our house. After 23 years as the original owners, the decision to sell was an emotional one. We appreciate you making sure we wanted to sell.
Once the decision to sell was made, your multiple skills were evident. You assisted us in determining and justifying both the offering price and ultimate selling price. We would not have received the selling price without your guidance and knowledge of comparable sales within the relevant market and your ability to communicate this information to prospective buyers. Finally, you continued to assist us in resolving last minute issues which unexpectedly arose, but which were necessary to complete the sale.
Thank you again for the tremendous job you did for us.
You are free to use this letter as the strongest possible recommendation of your abilities when discussing listings with other prospective sellers.
Bill & Sue
My husband and I had never been to Newport Beach but had decided to buy there. Rob gave us a wonderful tour of the area and showed us homes in our range (size, price and views) the first day. No telephone calls, no interruptions, no nonsense. Second day we saw additional homes in the areas we had narrowed it down to. We loved Harbor Ridge and he showed us the perfect home which we bought a week later. We have continued to stay in touch with the Udells and we used them frequently at first to identify craftsmen in the area. What a resource! Fantastic realtor.
Before meeting Rob my husband and I had placed offers on over 10 homes in Irvine only to be defeated by all cash offers and/or buyers willing to pay above market.
We met Rob and were drawn to his charasmatic yet practical approach. We could tell he had a lot of experience selling and buying homes in Irvine and the surrounding areas. Right from the start Rob gave us some hope that finding the perfect home was possible.
So we began working with Rob, throughout the process he was very involved and brought up many factors to consider. For example on one occasion Rob sat with us in his office for hours explaining comparables and trends to show us why he thought a home we wanted to bid on was priced over market. He said, "I want to make sure I can sell this home for you in the future!" Rob is not the type of person who only cares about closing a deal. Rob cares more about his clients.
Rob is well known and appears to have a great reputation. Often times upon our arrival at random open homes other real estate agents would warmly welcome Rob and give him a pat on the back. We felt happy he was on our side.
After a few months of active home searching we placed our first offer. Amazingly we got a counter which led to acceptance! Rob negotiated and we got the home below listing. After 5 months we have settled in and we are still loving it, thanks to Rob finding the perfect home was possible!
As an added bonus Rob is very familiar with home maintenance, structures, wiring, electricity etc.
As first time home buyers my husband and I can 100% recommend Rob. Thank you Rob!
Katie & Yohei
Rob is not just an excellent salesperson. There is a reason that he is a top agent. He is a man with integrity, loyalty and great expertise in his field. He sold our home at top dollar. He was a great representative for us and made the process of selling our home very easy. He took care of every detail, and did it with great charm and good humor. I would highly recommend Rob as an agent that you can trust to look out for your best interests, work hard for you, and always be honest. I would not hesitate for one minute to use Rob again.
Rob is an outstanding agent as well as person. He not only helped us with the buying of the house, but added additional help with advice and recommendations with what was needed after the house was bought. I would not hesitate for a second to use and recommend him in the future. He has come through for us on everything we asked of him.