“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
“We have been fortunate to have Monica as our realtor. My husband and I were looking to purchase a winter home in Murrieta, California allowing us closer proximity to family. Monica is very competent, professional, keeps abreast of the market and is consistent in passing on status of listings and sales etc. The offer to purchase was handled from our home in Canada and the entire transaction from beginning to completion went very smoothly. Big thanks Monica for being there for us. We are more than happy to refer your services.”
-Ed and Annette Vogelgesang.
“Thank you both so much for everything you have done for my wife and I. 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
“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
“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 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.”
“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.”
“I was a nervous first time buyer and Monica helped me through it every step of the way and answered every one of the million questions I asked her. I was picky on what I could afford and the type of house I wanted and she just kept showing me as many houses as I wanted and had fun doing it with me the entire time. She turned what was a nervous experience into an enjoyable experience. If and when I buy another house Monica will be the first person I turn to without a doubt! Brandon Birchett
Monica is one of the best RE agents I’ve dealt with and I’ve transacted over 10 times both in the U.S and Canada . She takes time to understand client’s needs and is exteremely selective in choosing the right properties to view. She is very knowledgeable and very honest .She has been very helpful to me post- sale as well.”
“Monica has worked with us both selling and buying a couple of houses now. We have worked with a number of different agents, and none of them have come close to being as excellent as she is. (Or maybe after working with her we just have very high expectations!)
She is very knowledgable about the real estate process, loans, and local housing market. Anything she didn’t know she was happy to find out about for us. She didn’t mind explaining real estate things in simple language or going over them again, which was nice, because neither my spouse nor I is overly educated about real estate. She was available when we needed her, and was prompt at returning our calls. We never had to wonder if we would be able to get ahold of her at important times, something that has been a big problem with other agents. When there were issues with our buyer she went to great lengths to make sure everything worked out. And like other reviewers state, she is a friendly and wonderful person. If you are trying to choose an agent, definitely don’t hesitate to work with her!”
“Monica Atherton helped us find a house last fall. She is very knowledgeable about the area and volunteered informational that was useful to us as people new to Temecula. She understood what ” I ” was looking for and our particular financial limits. We got a house we’re happy with and the paperwork process was handled efficiently, pretty painless. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a solid professional who is also easy to be with.”
“Monica is absolutely amazing. I am not sure if we would have gotten our house without her. She is not only knowledgeable about the various neighborhoods but attentive to her clients needs and wants ensuring that the houses you see will work for you specifically. She was with us every step of the way and made sure to always keep us updated on the status of our house. If you are looking for a house to buy or sell in the Murrieta/ Temecula area there is no one better! She was referred to us and I am so grateful for everything she has done! Highly recommend using her as your agent!!! There is no one better!”
“Working with Monica was an absolute joy. We are moving to Temecula from Northern CA and thought that finding the right house would be quite difficult. From the very first phone call we felt that Monica understood what we were looking for and that nothing was more important to her than finding just the right house for us. She proved extremely knowledgable of both the area and the market. We had scheduled a 10 day stay in the area so that we could dedicate the time needed to find the right house. A month prior to our scheduled visit, to the area, a house that we found interesting was scheduled for a one day, by appointment only, Open House. We rushed down for the weekend and Monica dedicated her time to showing us not only houses but the areas around the houses. We never even went into the house we drove there to see because we didn’t much care for the surrounding area. Monica made an appointment for us to see a house that was just coming on the market because she thought it would be perfect for us. It was and we made an offer that very day. Instead of having to spend our time looking for houses on our scheduled trip the following month we were able to take a great vacation and get to know the area. If you are lucky/smart enough to select Monica as your Realtor you will not only find a smart, sharp, savvy, totally honest person with a great sense of humor, you will find a friend.”