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I am your Temecula Real Estate Gal. I specialize in Short sales, first-time homebuyers, senior communities, and luxury estate homes in Temecula, Murrieta and the surrounding areas.
For Service You Can Depend On!!!
Buying and selling a Temecula home has turned into a stressful business! Whether it's your first experience or, hopefully, your last. You must be well served by your representative. When I represent you, you will know what true service is. For almost 15 years I have been serving people with their Temecula and Murrieta Real Estate needs whether it was counseling buyers in finding their dream homes, moving up, sizing down or helping them through tough economic times. I will advise you on the important factors to consider when you are looking for that perfect place or what options you have if you are faced with foreclosure. After 18 years in the hospitality industry, I know the difference between adequate service and outstanding service. I am proud to be a member of the California Association of Realtors National Association of Realtors and an Ambassador with The Murrieta Chamber of Commerce. I will serve you to the best of my ability.
Short Sales and Foreclosures
I've also added another specialty to my real estate business. In light of what is going on in our economy and in the local housing market in South West Riverside County and with so many people facing foreclosure or finding themselves upside down in their mortgages, I have taken special training on helping homeowners in distress through the Certified Distressed Property Expert course. A foreclosed property in a neighborhood can have an extremely negative effect on the entire marketplace and one of my goals is to help homeowners avoid foreclosure completely.
One of the biggest problems according to all the statistics is that most people do not know of their options. One of the issues we've been trained in is explaining those strategies to the homeowners so they can make the best decision for their future.
If you know of anyone who may need some help, please give me a call, I assure you I will give them the finest professional service available.
“Our experience with Monica Atherton was a very positive one. It was not easy living in Florida and searching for a home in or near Murrieta California. Monica sent us many listings via email, and described the location and the property so thoroughly that we could visualize it in its smallest detail. Before planning a trip to see the homes that we were interested in, She made all the arrangements and told us the pros and cons of each listing. As a result we sold our Florida home, moved and purchased a home within 15 days of our arrival. Monica handled the closing and the bumps along the way. What a painless way to settle into a new community thanks to MONICA. You were a jewel to work with Monica. Our personal thanks and appreciation.” Dave and Gloria Coffin
Moving across the U.S. while your house is on the market is quite scary–especially during this slower time. My mother was very nervous and thought about her house constantly. Finding a Realtor in Murrieta was a daunting task. After we hired Monica and Alycia mom was much less worried; it was no longer an obsession. Monica kept in touch with us often through e-mails and mom quit fretting. When problems did crop up, Monica took care of them for us long distance. We never had to fly back to California for any problems or for any paperwork either. Great job girls! Keep up the good work! Thelma Phillips
Hilary and I have known Monica Atherton personally for several years, and also in a professional capacity as the realtor who assisted us in the purchase of our present home. Monica is dynamic, dedicated and highly talented. Her extensive experience in real estate, coupled with her unique gift of “home staging”, set her apart from others in the field. I truly believe that she has the edge that is needed for results in this market! I have no hesitation in recommending the services of Monica Atherton, whether you are buying a home in Temecula or selling a home in Murrieta, Monica will work for you! Jonathan and Hilary Done
Thank you both so much for everything you have done for my wife and I. On January 15th of 2009 we seamlessly closed and purchased our first home with Monica. We first met Monica when we were searching the short sale/foreclosure market in Murrieta. I have been working in new home construction for years now and felt at that time I would never want to use a realtor. When we met Monica something was different. She was not selling us a dream but rather a reality. The conversation was about what was best for us and that carried through in our efforts for the next 6 months. Yes we took 6 months to find our home, countless hours and weekends of picking homes apart and Monica there by our side the whole way. In the end we (Monica, my wife and I) found the perfect home. I can tell you first hand that every home I buy in the future and every home a friend of mine buys will be through Monica. Working in construction for a national home builder I have high expectations on quality and even higher expectations on price. If you want the best service and a real person who has your best interests in their heart, I highly recommend Monica and team. Her knowledge of the market and her integrity are untouchable in an industry that is constantly portrayed to the opposite. Adam and Marni Druck
We found Monica Atherton by chance and what a gift that was. She’s honest, professional and extremely personable. She made our home buying experience enjoyable. She knows her stuff! Monica comes highly recommended in our books!! Nick & Susan Lauda
Monica Atherton made buying our new home easy and enjoyable. There were a lot of homes on the market, and she showed us everything we were interested in. Ultimately, we purchased just the right place; the one Monica had selected for us. We can’t say enough about how great the service was she provided. Tim and Nicole Thompson
John and I can’t thank you enough for the awesome job that you’ve done selling our past home and finding us our present home. In the past thirty years, we have had numerous realtors help us buy and sell homes. They were always fine (so we thought). After working with you, we now realize they were mediocre at best. You helped us sell our home in record time and at an unbelievable price in this difficult market. You went above and beyond, getting us the best price possible on our new home. During our escrow, you were always available and every time we had a concern or question, you were one step ahead us and already had the answer. Monica, you never left anything to chance, always following up to make sure that all the banks, realtors and people involved were on the same page, so that the escrows would close in a timely, consecutive manner. You had good advice for us when needed, even helping me make decorating decisions for the new place, using your background in staging and saving me a lot of stress in the process. I’m aware that some looking for a realtor, may be impossible to please, but after this experience John and I would highly recommend you to any of our friends and acquaintances and would not fail to take advantage of your services in the future. John and Michelle Bovee
Monica assisted us in the purchase of our new home. We found her extremely professional as well as friendly and approachable. The home buying experience can be very stressful, but having Monica as our sales representative mad the entire experience most enjoyable. We highly recommend Monica Atherton as a sales representative for any real estate venture. She is the Creme de la Creme. Dan Hulse and Kathy Villari
I just wanted to let you know that I truly appreciate your dedication and professionalism in both selling my home in the Colony as well as assisting me in the purchase of my condo at Harveston. Please know that I will recommend you to any friends or associates who are looking for that “perfect” agent. Jennye Cooke
Purchasing a home is a huge task. We interviewed a number of people to help us find our home, and when we met Monica it was an instant, unanimous “Yes, she’s the one!” … and we weren’t disappointed. She is a highly trained professional, always available, flexible and fast. We were moving from the East Coast and didn’t know much about the Fallbrook and Temecula area. She interviewed us, discovered what we wanted, and utilizing her knowledge of the area she showed us places that we were unaware of despite the research we previously did. Once she re-routed the whole tour she had planned for us that day when we changed our minds about which area to see first. She pointed out things that would become unpleasant surprises if we were to find out on our own after purchasing a home. She “had our back” from day one, and still three months after we bought our home, if we have any question (about the insurance the previous owner had for us, etc) she gets back as if we were new customers. And as for our home, it is everything we dreamed about; it feels wonderful to be HOME! Rod Smith and Katalin Szabo
It was our lucky day when Monica answered our cold call to see a listed house in Menifee. We found her to be extremely hard working, honest and determined. Monica is an Agent that gets your Escrow Closed while always maintaining a professional standard. We would highly recommend her. Bob and Kathy McNees
Monica Atherton’s real estate acumen is distinguished by three factors: friendly persistence, deep knowledge of the market, and the ability to close a deal. She guided all aspects of the purchase of my home and went out of her way to make sure I was accommodated. Working with her was a breath of fresh air. I would highly recommend her services to others. Chris Majdi
Monica impressed us on several counts - *She knows her business - both real estate and the construction end of things.
* She listens very well, and figured out what we needed before we did.She remained so patient while we caught up with her understanding of what would work best for us.
*She was tireless in following up on every little question and detail in zip time.
*She always put our needs first, and we never thought she had her eye on a commission.
*She got the deal done and closed.
*She is honest.
Monica was recommended by a friend, and we look forward to recommending her to others because we found the right home.Noree Ennis and Jeff Jewett
I had the pleasure of working with Monica for the purchase of my first house. Monica was very helpful, professional and tireless in finding me the right home. She spent many hours and days taking me around to look at properties, and discussing the pro’s and con’s of each place. She kept me up to date on all paperwork and if there was something that was not clear for me, her explanations always sorted things out. It was a great pleasure to work with Monica, and I would highly recommend her to anyone buying or selling real estate. She is very honest and also very knowledgeable. I will definitely use her again. Many thanks Monica.Hester Dove
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.