Trina Rufo - Testimonials

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I met Trina two years at an open house in Signal Hill, Ca.

My wife and I were not ready to make a purchase at the time, but I held on to her information. We reached out to her and she remembered us two years ago. It was refreshing to meet a knowledgeable, outgoing, and experienced realtor. Trina made our home buying process easy, exciting, and joyful. Trina answered all our questions and we felt confident in our purchase. Trina is an exceptional realtor and is highly recommended.- Edward C.

Edward

BEST REALTOR EVER!

Wish we could give 10 stars for this review. Trina is truly the best and my husband and I feel grateful for everything she has done for us since the beginning. My husband and I have been checking out open houses for months hoping to find that one we can call our own. Trina was the realtor for one of the open houses that we visited and after briefly talking to her, my husband and I asked if she was accepting any new clients. We were very impressed with her expertise of the market just by listening to what she had to say at the open house. You can immediately tell that Trina has put in years of experience in this industry and she has built accountability with other clients as well. We felt Trina was the perfect fit for us.As new clients, Trina had us meet in her office to discuss the details of our needs and wants of a home. After looking at multiple homes prior to meeting Trina, my husband and I already had ideas of what we considered as a priorities for a new home. Trina gave us great insight on what to expect and what we should be aiming for when it comes to looking for a home. As first time homebuyers, we started off knowing little information about the market and Trina spent quality time with us to explain everything. She educated and guided us through this process.In concerns of communication via email or cell phone, she is reliable and prompt about answering questions thoroughly. She was always in constant contact with us and on-time at meeting you for houses that fit your schedule. Even after a couple months or so, Trina kept on encouraging my husband and I to not give up. It just seemed like there was nothing out there for us. We questioned Trina if we should expand our search to other cities surrounding our preferred location. Trina was patient to help us look for homes around there, also.My husband and I finally came across a beautiful home that we were highly interested in and checked out their open house on the weekend. Trina managed to get in touch with the realtor for that house beforehand saying that my husband and I were going to stop by. She has many connections which were very helpful to get what needs to be done for the house.We wanted to put in an offer immediately and Trina walked us through,step-by-step, on what to do next. After almost a week of waiting, our offer was accepted and we were ecstatic. It did not take long for escrow to close as Trina and her team made it possible for us to have a smooth transaction. Along with her skills as a realtor, she has a friendly personality which made us feel comfortable working with her, also. She is dependable, quick at getting business matters done, trustworthy, and very organized. We felt very fortunate that we had the privilege to work with Trina. If we ever plan on purchasing another home, we will definitely have her as our realtor again.- Ruthie B. 

Ruthie

We cannot thank Trina enough!

Her professionalism, knowledge, and compassion were a great help in making the whole process go smoothly and quickly. She was always available to answer any questions or concerns. Her knowledge of the market area and negotiating a deal made for a perfect fit. She made sure everything was ready on time and made sure we knew what was happening at all times! (Even while she was on vacation in Hawaii!). We would not have been able to complete this sale in such an easy and smooth fashion without Trina and her outstanding team! Selling a home can be a very arduous process and it was Trina that took away all the pressure and confusion.- J Nunn

Jane

Trina has been excellent throughout this process!

She is communicable through texts and email and responds super quickly. She is clear and patient in explaining the whole process. She genuinely enjoys helping her clients to the best of her abilities. I am still impressed that she had helped us sell  our apartment within just a few days, and sold it higher than the asking price! There were some glitches on the buyers end (not Trina's fault), and Trina helped us smooth out the process. She is friendly, personable, and professional. I highly recommend her as a housing agent!

Rachel W.L.

Trina Rufo was an exceptional agent.

she's always return calls and available whenever I reach out. When it comes to prices of homes, regardless how low of a homes or areas, she will meet me at location to review the homes. We all know that the higher the price of a home is sold the higher the  commission an agent will get, but with Trina, she does not care the prices of the home but she cares that the buyer is happy with the home. When I decided on a home that I wanted, she does her homework on the home's history to ensure that I knew the good, the bad and the ugly. She would walk through the homes with me and ensure that everything are in working conditions and she would take notes on items those needed attention so we can review and request repair if I want to make the an offer.  Trina has a great personality, has great patience and very possitive outlook. I highly recommend Trina to everyone that are in the homes search. You will not be disappointed and my next home purchase you can bet that the agent will be Trina Rufo- Lee 

Lee Andrews

Trina is the consummate professional.

From the first visit to the final sale, Trina’s assistance, knowledge and outstanding customer service skills made the sale of our house an enjoyable and effective process. Trina’s knowledge of the real estate market gave us the confidence we needed to make  informed decisions. I highly recommend Trina and will use her services again

D LeFort

We were more than completely satisfied with Trina's market knowledge, communications, and assistance in selling our property.

She is a consummate professional who expertly blends professionalism and "heart." We would recommend her without reservation.

Pat Frank

I was in the process of looking for a Long Beach condo for my daughter and happened to visit an Open House being held by Trina this past August.

It was a very desirable condo property in Bixby Knolls and I can honestly say that without Trina's expertise and commitment to completing the sale I may  not have been able to make the purchase. Several unexpected issues did arise (as often happens in real estate) but Trina was more than capable of assisting us and the sellers in resolving them and making sure the deal went thru. I can highly recommend her for she is a true professional in every sense combining honesty, integrity, knowledge, and conviction necessary in making your real estate dreams a reality. And my daughter is ecstatic with her new condo which makes me very very happy!!!

Maceo F.

Honestly I can't recommend a better person to sell your home.

She recently sold my home after receiving 11 offers over 3 days above asking price. Trina is the most dedicated and professional real estate agent I have encountered. She will definitely go the extra mile for you and consider it part  of her job.

J. Waller

Trina just helped us find our dream home in Long Beach!

She was always there to move the process forward every step of the way. Trina worked hard and catered to our schedule. She provided insightful knowledge about homes and neighborhoods and even gave great recommendations for financing,  inspections, and contractors! If you are looking for a fantastic professional that will be there whenever you need look no further!!!

Anthony G

Working with Trina as a Seller was flawless.

Our transaction could have been difficult, as it was an estate, but Trina maneuvered skillfully and compassionately from beginning to end. She was professional and efficient. She set a nice list price, held open houses and found us a buyer immediately  who paid over list price. What more could we ask. Thank you Trina for being there when we needed you and making this an easy process. 

Drew D

Focused and go getter.

She unbelievably good and will never stop till you’re 110% satisfied. She’s instrumental in selling my house in a day, tirelessly searched for a house that’s my choice. Now, It’s in escrow, awesome, Trina!!

Lex Bunyi

We interviewed 3 local agents to help us sell our home in California Heights.

We choose Trina and we are glad we did. She sold our home for way over our asking price. We had multiple offers and Trina helped us review each offer and choose the best offer. She is hands on with all the details and  works with you every step of the way. We would recommend Trina as your agent

Lynne L

You won't find a better agent than Trina Rufo.

Trina helped us sell our house in Long Beach and subsequently buy our current home. She was absolutely fantastic. She sold our house in a week. We had 15 great offers. Which actually was a little overwhelming but Trina helped us wade through all of them and pick the buyers that would result in the smoothest transaction and closing. Trina is dedicated, professional, and full of resources. She even helped us with little things like finding a handyman when we were preparing our house for sale. She was just as great when it came to representing us as buyers and landed us our "forever home" in a very competitive market. Trina will definitely go the extra mile for you. E.A.

Elaine O.

As a first time home buyer, Trina made the purchasing process appear easy.

She was always available through texts, calls and emails, even while she was on vacation! She made me feel confident with her guidance. A professional with real estate knowledge, she is a true Long Beach native who knows her way around the city - a big plus if you are looking for homes around this area. Thanks, Trina! - Tou Men 

Pitou Men

Trina is a wonderful agent!

You could not get anyone better. She is very knowledgeable, resourceful, and competent. She helped us sell our home in California Heights, and buy another home in Lakewood. She was extremely diligent in finding buyers and did so much to market the house and make sure we  got the best price. It took quite a while to find the home we wanted and she was very patient and thorough in her search for the perfect home for us. When we found the one we wanted she did everything in her power to make sure we got it! Both my husband and I love Trina!

Joyce O.

Trina was exceptionally quick to help us as we first started looking for a buyer.

She found us one in four days! Only two or three had the chance to see our place, as everything moved quickly to signing the contract. If any thing, it was too fast! We expected it to be longer and we had to  negotiate our time to extend our move out! I would work with her again anytime!

L. D.

BEST REALTOR EVER!

Wish we could give 10 stars for this review. Trina is truly the best and my husband and I feel grateful for everything she has done for us since the beginning. My husband and I have been checking out open houses in the Lakewood/Long Beach area for months hoping to find that  one we can call our own. We began the search on our own. Trina was the realtor for one of the open houses that we visited and after briefly talking to her, my husband and I asked if she was accepting any new clients. We were very impressed with her expertise of the market just by listening to what she had to say at the open house. You can immediately tell that Trina has put in years of experience in this industry and she has built accountability with other clients as well. We felt Trina was the perfect fit for us. As new clients, Trina had us meet in her office to discuss the details of our needs and wants of a home. After looking at multiple homes prior to meeting Trina, my husband and I already had ideas of what we considered as a priorities for a new home. Trina gave us great insight on what to expect and what we should be aiming for when it comes to looking for a home. As first time homebuyers, we started off knowing little information about the market and Trina spent quality time with us to explain everything. She educated and guided us through this process. In concerns of communication via email or cell phone, she is reliable and prompt about answering questions thoroughly. She was always in constant contact with us and on-time at meeting you for houses that fit your schedule. Even after a couple months or so, Trina kept on encouraging my husband and I to not give up. It just seemed like there was nothing out there for us. We questioned Trina if we should expand our search to other cities surrounding our preferred location. Trina was patient to help us look for homes around there, also. My husband and I finally came across a beautiful home that we were highly interested in and checked out their open house on the weekend. Trina managed to get in touch with the realtor for that house beforehand saying that my husband and I were going to stop by. She has many connections which were very helpful to get what needs to be done for the house. We wanted to put in an offer immediately and Trina walked us through,step-by-step, on what to do next. After almost a week of waiting, our offer was accepted and we were ecstatic. It did not take long for escrow to close as Trina and her team made it possible for us to have a smooth transaction. Along with her skills as a realtor, she has a friendly personality which made us feel comfortable working with her, also. She is dependable, quick at getting business matters done, trustworthy, and very organized. We felt very fortunate that we had the privilege to work with Trina. If we ever plan on purchasing another home, we will definitely have her as our realtor again.

R. S.

Trina is absolutely amazing!

! She recently helped my wife and I purchase our dream home in the Cal Heights area. After searching for 3 years and having no luck we decided to contact Trina. Best decision we ever made. We were able to find the perfect home and close the deal within 25 days. Trina's  local knowledge, lighting fast response on emails, phone calls and text messages made the entire home buying process painless and enjoyable. As a young family and buying our first home we needed someone who would be patient and understanding. Trina was very professional but at the same time made us feel very comfortable every step of the way. Anytime time we had questions or weren't quite understanding some of the paper work she was always there to help us through it, no matter what time of day it was she was available. We highly recommend Trina to anyone looking to buy a home. I can guarantee that you cannot find a more professional, responsive and understanding realtor. Trina is the total package!!! Thanks again Trina for all that you did for us. Words can describe the appreciation we have to you for helping us get into our dream home. The boys are so in love with their new backyard!!!

Anthony G.

Trina made the home-buying process so easy.

I was dreading the whole thing as I expected it to be incredibly stressful. We weren’t spending an enormous amount of money (by Southern California standards) so I expected a realtor to give a “little less” time to us. Yet every time we contacted Trina  (which was frequently with first-time home-buyers) she responded right away. She even responded while on vacation! She was knowledgeable about all aspects of the home-buying process even dealing with VA loans. Absolutely the best

E. Lum

My husband and I were thinking about selling our home that we have spent the last 13 years in.

This is a home we have spent a lot of time and money on and a home we have had so many amazing memories in. This was probably one of the biggest decisions we have ever made as a family. Trina Rufo could  not have made this process any easier for us. She made sure we were always on the same page and when it came to picking a price to list our home for, she educated us on the best strategies possible to bring in the most people and get the best offers. Our goal was to sell our home for $535,000. We listed our house at $518,000 hoping it would bring in lots of potential buyers and create a bidding war. We had a total of 13 offers on our home and all were over $535,000. We ended up selling our house for $552,000! I have seen a lot of homes in my area sitting on the market and know for certain our house sold so quickly because of Trina’s marketing efforts before listing our house. She not only sold our house faster and for more than we ever expected, but she also found us our new home within a few weeks. What could have been a very stressful experience, has turned out to be such a simple and exciting process. She is always just a phone call away and she is there without any hesitation anytime you need her. I have already referred her to all my friends and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an experienced and reliable Real Estate agent.

B.T.

Trina Rufo is a phenomenal agent.

She helped us sell our home and also helped find us our current home. She extremely responsive and has a great attitude. With our latest home purchase everything went so smoothly with the sale I couldn't believe it. She knew what we wanted and found us the perfect  place. A lot of agents don't really listen to their client and only want to make a sale and get the commission. Not Trina, you can trust her to be honest with you and she really wants the client to be happy. Trina is so knowledgeable and definitely will go the extra mile for you. I wouldn't trust anyone else with my home purchase or sale but Trina. If you're looking to buy or sell, you need to call Trina !- Paula R.

Paula R.

If you're looking for an agent to help you sell or buy - It's not going to get better than Trina.

  I know that's a bold statement, but I should know:  Trina has helped me both with the purchase of my home (a few years ago in 90807) *and* with the sale of my parent's home.  She was so good in my transaction that I recommended her wholeheartedly to my parents.  This, after years of her counseling me on the right time to sell. So what makes her so good?  Like others have said - she has the hallmarks of a great professional: She's smart, honest, has a deep knowledge of "the market," accessible via email (my preference), and has a great team of professionals working for her.  In short, she's everything you need in a competent agent.  But what sets Trina apart from others in her field is her great people skills. Real estate buying is naturally a stressful experience.  And real estate agents have to be equipped to handle difficult personalities (me), idiots (sometimes me), and generally, non-cooperative people (rarely me).  We all know that's not easy to do, yet Trina does it with ease and charm.  She's calming, engaging, and makes you feel like you matter.  To me, THAT'S what gives Trina the mark of a great professional.  For my parents, who are not native English speakers, they really appreciated that she was honest in her assessment of their property.  Unlike other Spanish-speaking agents they had interacted with, Trina gave them a calming sense that she was honest.  They appreciated that Trina was truthful and had a realistic (based on comps) assessment of their property.  In this day of fake reviews,  too much information, and questionable professionals, it's hard to find that professional you can trust and is very competent.  I can proudly state now - both as a buyer and overseeing a sale- that Trina is a pro in the business.  I can't rave enough about her - and I will continue to give her my business and recommendations.- Karen S.  

Karen S.

Trina made the whole experience stress free.

She's professional, knowledgable and responsive. Though she represented both the sellers and myself, Trina provided us both with unbiased service. I will recommend Trina to all of my friends and family and will certainly use her again, if/when we  transition to another home.

Trina did an exceptional job selling a very difficult property for our friends.

We enlisted Trina's expertise in the purchase of a home with specific list of requirements including budget, neighborhood, and schools to name a few. She worked very hard always returning calls, never pushing a sale for  the commission and most of all never pushed outside our budget. She maintains a high level of integrity, has a great deal of experience in the field, and is there for your questions or concerns.  TRINA WILL sell your home or find one for you or both.- Mary H. 

Mary H.

I was in the process of looking for a Long Beach condo for my daughter and happened to visit an Open House being held by Trina this past August.

It was a very desirable condo property in Bixby Knolls and I can honestly say that without Trina's expertise and commitment to completing the sale I may  not have been able to make the purchase. Several unexpected issues did arise (as often happens in real estate) but Trina was more than capable of assisting us and the sellers in resolving them and making sure the deal went thru. I can highly recommend her for she is a true professional in every sense combining honesty, integrity, knowledge, and conviction necessary in making your real estate dreams a reality. And my daughter is ecstatic with her new condo which makes me very very happy!!!

M. Foster

My husband and I were thinking about selling our home that we have spent the last 13 years in.

This is a home we have spent a lot of time and money on and a home we have had so many amazing memories in. This was probably one of the biggest decisions we have ever made as a family. Trina Rufo could not have made this process any easier for us. She made sure we were always on the same page and when it came to picking a price to list our home for, she educated us on the best strategies possible to bring in the most people and get the best offers. Our goal was to sell our home for $535,000. We listed our house at $518,000 hoping it would bring in lots of potential buyers and create a bidding war. We had a total of 13 offers on our home and all were over $535,000. We ended up selling our house for $552,000! I have seen a lot of homes in my area sitting on the market and know for certain our house sold so quickly because of Trina's marketing efforts before listing our house. She not only sold our house faster and for more than we ever expected, but she also found us our new home within a few weeks. What could have been a very stressful experience, has turned out to be such a simple and exciting process. She is always just a phone call away and she is there without any hesitation anytime you need her. I have already referred her to all my friends and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an experienced and reliable Real Estate agent- Kimberly T

Kim T

Our experience with Trina was an absolute dream.

We knew that after she sold us our home, when we moved there was absolutely no one better to call. Trina is the complete package. The ultimate professional, not only did she curate an elegant selling plan(she sold our house in one day!), but she went above and beyond helping us to relocate to our new city. She even checked in periodically to make sure that we felt confident. There was never a moment where we felt that she was not working tirelessly for our family. Everyone on her team is prompt, kind, accurate, and extremely gifted at their professions. Trina brings a much needed calm and makes the buying and selling process seamless and joyful. You couldn't find a better realtor, or person for that matter, to be in your corner. Dana S.

Dana S.

My family and I have used Trina in several transactions, and she is fantastic to work with!

Whether you are a first time homebuyer or relocating to a new home, she's great. Not only does she have the usual information about the property, history, and details, she's financially savvy, and understands both the selling of the property and lending requirements. So, if you have any questions along the way, she has the answer or gets it. Usually within the hour. I have referred her to many friends and even such, I feel like I'm her only client because she pays such personal attention. She always returns her calls and texts, and puts you as her client as the priority. She will always be my "go to" for real estate needs. - J.G. July 1, 2019 

Jen

I had a special condition because I needed to purchase Income property for a 1031 Exchange!

So time was important and Trina sent me many, many choices. Finally found something interesting but had a condition that Trina helped me through. Trina was always responsive and had good advise and held my  hand through Escrow & the 1031 Exchange. I would ask for her help again.

Virginia T.

Trina is an excellent agent and very knowledgeable of all things real estate.

We have been partnering with her in the termite industry for years now and she always makes sure her clients are well informed and get the best deal possible. She coordinates everything to take the stress off the client and always puts her clients first. We highly recommend her if you are looking to buy or sell.- Christa 

Christa
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"Trina our realtor really helps us a lot for buying our condo and selling our old one. We are amazed she was able to handle two transaction on our behalf. She was able to close almost at the same time ... more "
5/5.0
by Mildredrblanco
"Trina did an exceptional job selling a very difficult property for our friends. We enlisted Trina's expertise in the purchase of a home with specific list of requirements including budget, neighborhood, ... more "
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by hadmry2
"We couldn't have asked for a better agent. Trina is a true professional in her field. She made the process of selling our condo stress free. Always available when we needed her. It doesn't matter if you ... more "
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