Windermere SoCal is proud to announce REALTORS® Sari Ward and Sue Turner have been named 2014 Orange County Five Star Real Estate Agents. This is the third year Sari has won the award and fourth year in a row for Sue. The Five Star Home Professional Awards are given to real estate professionals in the Orange County area who deliver outstanding service and client satisfaction. The winners of the awards are determined by a third-party research team, who factor in submissions from clients that rate an agent’s performance on several criteria, with no more than 7% of professionals in each category receiving the award.
Sari Ward earns her third Five Star Award in a real estate career that started in 2010 after 10 years in business at one of the fastest growing technology companies, Salesforce.com, and after obtaining her Masters in Business. Sari has positioned herself as a professional on a steep ascent to the top of the Orange County market. “I am so honored that my clients felt strongly enough about the services I provide to take the time to fill out the survey and provide such positive feedback,” states Sari. In a relatively short period of time, Sari has created an exceptional name for herself in the real estate industry while working alongside her mother and brother on Team Orlando. “I am grateful to be working with my mom, who has been an agent since 1986, and have her encourage me throughout the process. To have her pass the baton to me and for me to be able to carry on that family legacy is such an amazing feeling.”
Sari takes a personal approach to the business, providing top-notch service to her clients while building lifelong relationships with them. This approach has led to her early success, and a key reason as to why she finished as the top producer in the Laguna Niguel office. “There is a couple I worked with three years ago on a lease for their first place. A year and a half later, they bought their first house with me after they got married, and earlier this year, we moved them into a bigger home because they had a baby and outgrew their first home. Those are the types of relationships that I strive to keep and truly value, both personally and professionally,” she adds. With a knack for customer service and a wealth of experience that delivers results, Sari is poised to continue her meteoric rise.
Sue Turner has been a recipient of this prestigious award for four consecutive years, a true testament to the level of customer service and results that she provides to her clients. “It is really nice to get this recognition and a great compliment from my clients,” says Sue. As a result of her consistent track record with clients and ability to develop lifelong relationships, the majority of her business is now by referral. “I consistently stay in touch with my past clients as often as I can to see how they are doing. For instance, this holiday season I delivered poinsettias to as many as I could to let them know I am thinking about them and to spread some holiday cheer.”
Sue has been successful in real estate because of her exceptional ability to work with clients and make the real estate process as stress-free as possible. “My job is to take the stress off of a client and manage their expectations, with an open line of communication being a critical component to the service I provide. I also treat others the way that I want to be treated. This philosophy coupled with my proactive approach to the business ensures that my clients have the best experience possible,” she concludes. Sue’s diligent work ethic and decorated credentials keep her in high demand throughout Orange County.
“We are so proud of Sari and Sue on such a remarkable achievement,” says Sandi Richardson, Director of Managing Brokers for San Diego and Orange County. “The Five Star Award is an incredible validation of the level of service they provide their clients and the quality of relationships they have cultivated through their hard work and genuine concern for their clients.”
“I am pleased to recognize Sari and Sue on another tremendous and well-deserved Five Star Award appointment,” adds Bob Deville, Co-Owner of Windermere Real Estate SoCal. “The prestige that comes with the Five Star Award is an exceptional statement for two exceptional agents. Congratulations on a job well done.”
About Windermere Real Estate SoCal
Windermere Real Estate SoCal has been serving San Diego and Orange counties since 2010, with offices throughout Southern California. San Diego County offices include Alpine, Carlsbad, Carmel Valley, Hillcrest/Mission Hills, La Mesa Village, and Little Italy, with an Encinitas office opening soon. Orange County offices include Laguna Beach and Laguna Niguel. Windermere’s Premier Properties program lists and showcases some of the finest properties available on the market, maximizing exposure of high-end luxury homes to qualified buyers across a variety of mediums and channels.
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