Jeremiah Secrest - Testimonials

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Jeremiah from the beginning was professional and friendly which was a big plus in our books!

Not only is he familiar with the surrounding Costa Mesa area but he is aware of the surrounding cities therefore was able to guide us through what we were looking for. His communication is always prompt and he answers all our questions within a timely manner. It is great to know that there are agents out there like Jeremiah that are looking out for their client's best interests! He is willing to go the extra mile when it comes to the wow factor of not only helping us purchase but also selling. Thanks J!

Trung Le & Huong mai Tran

Jeremiah is a professional in every sense of the word.

He knows the market & he listens closely to the key aspects of the home his clients are looking for - both in what we say & in how we react to properties we visit. He targeted properties extremely well. I was new to the area & felt very secure with his advice of the various locations i was considering while also introducing me to new areas. Jeremiah gained my trust very quickly & became an excellent resource & advisor. His ability to deal with selling agents while I went back & forth on my decision helped keep my options open which resulted in me getting the home that was the best fit for me. I highly recommend working with Jeremiah. You won't be disappointed. He is definitely the best of the best & goes the extra mile for his clients!

Catherine N Quiroga

Jeremiah is a PRO!

An amazing human being, Realtor and friend. My wife and I are sitting on our couch...our first night as first time home owners and we are just in awe of how lucky we were to have met Jeremiah. He guided us every step of the way and was extremely patient with us (even when we were total face palms). We had seen homes with other Realtors before we met Jeremiah, but they don't hold a candle to the sheer work ethic, experience and knowledge we witnessed in JS. Most importantly, Jeremiah listens. My wife and I had a wish list and a budget...other Realtors said we were dreaming...Jeremiah made it happen. Not only did he orchestrate every last detail of our home buying journey, he gave us access to his entourage of industry experts, contractors, suppliers and friends to make our new home pretty damn perfect. Our lives have been made richer with Jeremiah.

Alex Brandstetter

Wonderful experience dealing with Jeremiah Secrest!

 He was tireless in his search for the perfect home for us.  We were impressed with his honesty and integrity and overall professionalism.  He is prompt in returning calls or texts and he is always available when you request a showing.  He will definitely be our #1 choice for any and all real estate transactions!

Keiren Hale

Jeremiah is an amazing real estate agent.

 He helps you find the perfect home. If you aren't sure what you're looking for Jeremiah will go the extra mile to help you figure it out.  He is a kind, honest and  hard working individual who always delivers high quality service.  I will always use  Jeremiah's expertise for any real estate transactions.  He's the best!

Paula M.

On my day off I was walking through Downtown Huntington Beach when I decided to stop at an open house where I met Jeremiah.

We talked for a while and the more we talked I realized Jeremiah could help me realize my dream of selling my home and getting another place. Jeremiah was always courteous, mindful of my needs and there to answer my questions. He never stopped working hard and dedicated himself to the difficult task of selling my home. Jeremiah never swayed from showing many potential buyers and asking the right questions to get my place sold. When I was looking for a new place to buy he asked all of the right questions to get me into the right home. At the time I didn’t know what my dream home was but I knew my real estate needs were in good hands, like Allstate, through the entire process of selling and buying. After 17 years of living in my previous place I finally feel like I now have a place that I can really call home, thanks to Jeremiah.  

Ed Liembach

Jeremiah doesn't just sell your house or help you buy one he develops a relationship with you so you can determine exactly what it is you want to do and then help you do it.

 He is thorough, knowledgedable and persistent.  Great job for us both buying a new place and selling our house.   Finally a real estate agent who is worth what you pay him.

Leigh Harrison

We first met Jeremiah Secrest about 4 years ago.

  He was hosting an open house and offered to show us some properties. We knew instantly that we liked his easy-going nature and professional demeanor.  After questioning us about our likes and dislikes, price range and time frame, he set up appointments for us to view different homes on the market.  It was impressive how quickly he zeroed in on our style preferences. Jeremiah did not waste our time showing us properties that were beyond our budget or contrary to our taste.  He kept in touch with us and always notified us when a prospective home came on the market. He has a strong command of modern technology, using his Blackberry to text us and sending daily email notifications from his personal website.  If we were away from our computers, we could call him and request that he look up a certain property that we had seen while out and about. Our experience with Jeremiah has been positive and pleasurable, culminating in finding the perfect home for our taste.  He has a natural ability to connect with people and made us feel assured that we were in the hands of a top professional. Because of his work ethic and personal integrity we highly recommend Jeremiah Secrest for any and all real estate transactions.

Doug and Keiren Hale


Very good and knows how to help people . First Team Real Estate 5 Stars 5 in all the market Expertise, Responsiveness Negotiation Skills and Professionalism & Communication

Bob and Debbie Wilson

Hi, my name is Stacy Eckert.

Jeremiah just sold my home and is the agent on my purchase of a new property. I must say that Jeremiah is one of the most caring, thoughtful, intelligent people I have ever met. He is one of a kind. Not only did he sell my home in less than three weeks he was so beyond efficient, thorough, and absolutely wonderful to my family, and truly cares about our wellbeing! I would recommend Jeremiah to anyone. Thank you for everything you have done for myself and my baby girl.

Stacy Eckert

Although I have only sold one home I can tell you that were I to have the need again of a top notch agent for any reason, Jeremiah would be my only choice.

He handled all the details even getting the estimate of the final amount returned to me very close to what I actually received. There were a number of unforeseen issues that caused delays and changes (not due at all to Jeremiah) and he was able to work quickly to get everything resolved to my complete satisfaction. He is an excellent businessman with an upbeat attitude that made the experience enjoyable and pleasant. He did a number of things to help close the deal that in my estimation were above and beyond the call of duty. He worked tirelessly to do whatever was needed to get a superb result in the sale of my house. You will be very pleased to work with this great man!

Michael G. Hayes

Making the decision to sell your home takes a lot of time, energy and commitment.

Having a horrible experience with our first realtor made us second guess our decision on selling our home and left us feeling helpless. Finding Jeremiah Secrest & Sam Craig with First Team Real Estate was something out of a storybook. The process was seamless from the first moment we met through the close of escrow. Their expertise, knowledge, professionalism and motivation is something that any company would want to embrace and this type of attitude gave us the trust that we were lacking. Jeremiah and Sam made dreams come true with us and the new homeowner. Thank you again, this would have never of happened without both of you and the team behind you.

Mark & Brenda Lane

Patient, knowledgable, positive, trustworthy, and diligent.

 Jeremiah treated us like family through our whole purchase process. Jeremiah helped us buy our first home (condo).  He taught us everything we needed to know about the process and walked us through all the paperwork until we were comfortable.The market was nuts when we were looking. There were 43 offers on one of the properties we looked at. Jeremiah was patient and encouraging. He didn't give up and he helped navigate the chaos. We entered a bid on a HUD home and it was rejected... that was, only for a few weeks. On Friday evening, and in the middle of a First Team Real Estate business event, Jeremiah received a notification that our bid was accepted. He forwarded the good news to us and called us right after his event. Unfortunately there was a deadline to accept the terms and provide the necessary HUD paperwork. We had 2 days to respond. As if that wasn't a challenge enough, Jeremiah had a vacation planned with his wife for his birthday that weekend. He spent the whole weekend away and had to put a lot of time and effort into both reviewing the HUD purchase terms as well as coordinating paperwork, documentation, and signatures that had to be turned in by Monday morning.The rest is history and we love our new home.

Scott W.

Buying or selling, Jeremiah is the agent to call.

Six years ago my wife and I met Jeremiah after being frustrated with two prior agents. We knew what we were looking buy, but the prior agents seemed pushy, attempting to have us settle for for what we didn’t want. Jeremiah is patient and knowledgeable of the market, and in the end we purchased exactly what we were looking for at a fair market price. A very satisfying experience from start to finish. Over the years, Jeremiah remained in contact with us. We never considered calling anyone else when we were ready to sell. Again, Jeremiah knows the housing market. With a few suggested inexpensive upgrades (Jeremiah knows any type of contractor you may need) it showed fabulously and our home went on the market for more than we had anticipated. By the evening of our first open house, multiple bids were submitted. Jeremiah is a great negotiator, and as a result we sold for our asking price and our desired escrow terms. The sale of our home set a new high in our area for comps. You can rely on Jeremiah to explain and guide you through either buying or selling. Furthermore, we can testify that the man you meet, is the agent you receive. Honest, open to your needs, capable, knowledgeable, reliable. Thank you Jeremiah, Dennis and Cyndie

Dennis Bell/Cyndie Bell

I highly recommend our realtor, Jeremiah Secrest.

He recently sold a home for me in Huntington Beach that had been in our family for nearly 50 years. Not only is Jeremiah pleasant to work with, but he sold the home quickly, efficiently, and at a good price. I feel he has the utmost integrity and would recommend him to anyone. If you have a home to sell, or you are looking to buy, he knows the market. 

Lynda Myles

Jeremiah was very professional and made the experience of buying a home fantastic.

My wife and I will refer him to friends for sure. Great personal service, excellent communication. Expert in all phases of his job!! Joe DeMarco

Joseph DeMarco Rebecca Brewer

Jeremiah is absolutely top notch in professionalism and customer service .

A Buyer or a Seller would easily see and experience the difference. I feel fortunate I was able to meet and go thru several transactions with Jeremiah

Antranik Paylan

Making the decision to sell your home takes a lot of time, energy and commitment.

Having a horrible experience with our first realtor made us second guess our decision on selling our home and left us feeling helpless. Finding Jeremiah Secrest & Sam Craig with First Team Real Estate was something out of a storybook. The process was seamless from the first moment we met through the close of escrow. Their expertise, knowledge, professionalism and motivation is something that any company would want to embrace and this type of attitude gave us the trust that we were lacking. Jeremiah and Sam made dreams come true with us and the new homeowner. Thank you again, this would have never of happened without both of you and the team behind you.

Mark & Brenda Lane

Jeremiah helped us purchase and sell our house during a difficult time of very low inventory within a very short window in time.

He did an amazing job listening to our wants vs needs when identifying our new home and thankfully not wasting our time visiting multiple homes that were clearly not the right fit. We are very happy with the results of his work and would recommend  him to anyone. 

Scott Cleymer

I would never use another real estate agent.

This guy is hands down responsible for getting me my first house and he went WAY out of his way to sell it years later. He is a good business man, a great man in general, and (dare I call him) a new friend. Thanks for all you do buddy!

Daniel Paul Devine

My husband and I met Jeremiah in 2011 when we first began looking for our first home.

It was a very exciting time for us considering we were about to be married, but housing prices were so low that it started to become very competitive for us. Jeremiah took us looking for homes every weekend we could. He was so patient with us, always answering every little question we had, and always being so honest about everything. It was a long journey, but we bought our first condo in 2012 right after we got married and we got it at an amazing price. 9 months later the market really started to pick up, and we knew we had to make a profit on our little condo and upgrade to something bigger. We called Jeremiah and he was on it immediately. He did an amazing job selling our first home, and we were able to put our profit down on a much bigger town home in the same city.When it comes down to it, Jeremiah is so personal, professional, respectful, the list goes on. He is the perfect real estate agent. We've recommended him to our family, and members of our family have bought/sold their homes through Jeremiah. He is the nicest guy, and we're so happy we can say he is truly our friend. We love you J!!!

Vanessa Graves

Trying to find a honest real estate agent who you can trust is like trying to find a trust worthy used car salesman.

We didn't think they existed! Fortunately my husband and I were lucky enough to find Jeremiah. From our first meeting we knew he wasn't full of BS or blowing smoke up our butts to get our business. He pointed out potential issues and opened up his rolodex of industry experts through our home buying process to put us at ease.

Debbie P.

I met Jeremiah through a mutual friend as I was getting nowhere with my previous Realtor.

My friend described Jeremiah as a not only an amazing Realtor, an even better person. As a Realtor he is honest and is driven by finding the right home for the right person. He is an absolute hustler, great communicator and is someone with incredible integrity and character. He returns calls within 24 hours, has incredible work ethic and goes above and beyond the call of a duty when compared to other Realtors. Because of Jeremiah, I spent last holiday in my new condo. In fact, my first ever condo. As you can imagine the initial process is overwhelming. However, Jeremiah helped me every step of the way and I can honestly say the process went incredibly smooth to the point of Jeremiah providing me with names and numbers of Interior Designers, Painters, Hard Wood Floor companies etc. . It was a huge help to say the least!  Additionally, my lender at Sandstone Financial communicated to me how impressed she was with Jeremiah as he was so buttoned up. Not only do I call Jeremiah “My Realtor,” I now call him “My friend.”  

Pete Ferrer

We have been very fortunate to have worked with Jeremiah on two occasions, both times he has helped us to fulfill our home-buying dreams.

He has a developed ability to balance a high level of professionalism, integrity and enthusiasm while keeping his clients needs and expectations at heart. If we ever decide to down-size or dream bigger, we'll definitely be working with Jeremiah again.

Denise G.

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