Ted Mendoza and Lisa Salinero - Testimonials

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September 9, 2021 Recently I sold a manufactured home in Aptos and was lucky to have Lisa Salinero and Ted Mendoza as the selling agents.

This was a pretty minor transaction in the world of Santa Cruz County real estate, but Ted and Lisa gave us the full benefit of their talents and experience. The house was beautifully staged, brilliantly marketed, and realistically priced. As a result, we received an offer for almost the full listing price within a week. Ted and Lisa continued to work with the buyer’s agent and the management in Blue Pacific Park to turn the offer into a completed deal quickly and smoothly. Their work was exemplary. I am grateful for everything they did. Larry Millsap

Larry Millsap

Ted Mendoza and Lisa Salinero helped me sell an investment property and purchase another one using the 1031 tax deferred exchange program.

We did this in a tough market, when inventory was very low. They are not just any real estate agents; they provide the highest quality of service. I was going through a rough phase during the sale of my property and they helped me with everything from painting, cleaning to staging, which is going above and beyond their call of duty. What was critical in making this all happen is their understanding of the ins and out of a 1031 exchange. They helped me navigate the program by successfully identifying a replacement property and closing all within the programs time parameters. By doing this, they helped me save thousands on taxes. They have the right connections from the exchange officer to the loan agent to the staging person! They are involved in every step of the buying process and stay on top of the requirements. They leave no stone unturned, they will do what is needed to make the process smooth even if it is doing work for the other party’s agent who may be falling behind. The client’s satisfaction is their number one priority. They continue to help me beyond the purchase of my home by providing handyman and painter contacts. I totally recommend Ted and Lisa for the purchase or sale of your home.

Savvy Verma

Ted Mendoza helped us buy our house 9 years ago and we were happy to find he was still buying and selling real estate now.

We asked him to help again in selling our house. This is why: The first time round we found him so very thorough, available; continually assessing what needed to be addressed for each section of the process to run smoothly. He explains processes, answers your questions graciously and is always, always accessible. Ted has been in the real estate business 50 years. He can anticipate problems before they happen. His partner, Lisa Salinero keeps all the nuts and bolts well oiled and running smoothly. You can’t possibly go wrong with these two. Together they are a pleasure to work with. I’m coming out of the sale of our house with such a smile of gratitude on my face! Thank you Ted and Lisa!!!

Mary Caravalho

September 3, 2021 Dear Ted & Lisa, We would like to start with what a “Dynamic Duo” the two of you turned out to be for the sale of our house.

Actually not just for the sale but also your help with getting it ready to go on the market. The two of you were there for almost 3 months prior to sale, with encouragement & also your “I know a guy” recommendations that could do most anything that we needed to be done. Living 1,000 miles away made it difficult to oversee the work that was being done but Ted n Lisa, with the help of their “Team”, picked up the slack when we could not fly in. The Tri-plex vintage house turned out Beautiful. Ted had his visions of both what it would look like finished, before it was completed & also what the final selling price would end up being, which was above our asking price. The house sold in 3 days from the time they put it on the market. We can’t say enough about these two people who are both much mor than your normal real estate agents. They were our needed friends in a difficult situation. We are VERY GRATEFUL to them for everything they both did. They are “Real People” who treated us with respect & consideration with each decision we needed to make along the way. We would highly recommend these two for any sale or purchase of a property. They will stand with you. Sincerely & with Hugs, Dickie n Diane Your Friends For “EVER”

Dick and Diane Hayes

Dear Potential Clients: I'm Kristan Lindeke and recently had Ted Mendoza sale a very difficult piece of property that was an "as is" sale with lots of deferred maintenance.

Ted did a great job marketing the property and answered hundreds of email and phone call inquiries about the property as soon as it hit the market. He was professional and communicated very well. He did so well that he employed Lisa Salinero to help with the sale. We were presented with multiple offers in no time and, while not all buyers qualified, Ted made sure that the ones he presented to us were serious buyers. I would highly recommend Ted and Lisa for your real estate needs. Small office with huge results. Thank you Ted, Lisa and Cookie.

Kristan Lindeke

Darlene and I would like to thank you both for your hard work and diligence during the sale of our rental properties on Paget Street.

..Your marketing strategy worked great. Thanks again from the whole family.

Bruce & Darlene Johnson

I was amazed at what you were able to accomplish.

You helped us from beginning to end. You got the red tag removed, you found us vendors that would wait until the house sold for payment. You found us a loan to keep us going and make necessary repairs. You found us a buyer in 6 days and handled all aspects without a hitch. You went way beyond your call of duty.

Dennis Battaglia

I have had the time to reflect on the wonderful support and service you provided to us as we went through the process of listing our condo, selling it, and renting it back from the new owner.

I have bought and sold five homes in my life and do not consider myself a novice. The sale of our condo with you as our realtor was a whole new experience. I am not a novice in the buying and selling of housing, but neither am I an expert. You are! Your skill, experience and professionalism is beyond anything I have dealt with to date. I can see why you are so highly regarded and respected in the real estate business. You go above and beyond the expected. Beyond your outstanding skills and experience as a realtor, your personality is delightful. You are a great listener. There was more than one occasion when I saw you choose to behave professionally and ethically when another person would have take the thoughtless, sloppy way of behavior. It made me proud to have you represent us. Ted, I would recommend you as a realtor to all my family and friends without hesitation. Thank you for all your outstanding assistance!

Phyllis Bickford

We recently purchased a new home in San Jose in order to live close to our daughter and sold our home in Soquel.

Ted Mendoza and Lisa Salinero were our agents for both transactions. They got our offer accepted for our new home for $5,000 under the list price plus negotiated a $6,000 credit for us to use towards painting. We were so thrilled! Once we moved into our new home, Ted and Lisa got our old home ready to sell. It was a hard sell because of the heavy rains and storms we had this winter. They stuck with it and found the perfect buyer for our home. We left it in their capable hands to figure out the demands of the buyer’s lender to be able to successfully close our 1967 mobile with bank financing! We were amazed that they were able to pull it off! If you want partners like Lisa and Ted to handle all facets of selling your home, they are for you! Thank you to both of our realtors.

Richard & Anita Martinez

Thank you both for all your help, it was a great experience.

Ted and Lisa worked diligently in helping my family prepare to sell our home. The process took much longer than we anticipated because we discovered that my parents did not have a will, so we had no choice but to go through probate. My 5 siblings and I didn’t know anything about probate sales, but Ted and Lisa connected us with a great probate attorney to use and this really helped. And then we decided to make repairs to the home before putting it on the market, and again with their expertise, they were able to help us procure funds to pay for the repairs. Without Ted and Lisa, we would not have been able to get this done. The home turned out beautifully and their stager did a great job. Once it was on the market, it sold in 10 days for $30,000 over the list price! We were so thrilled. Ted and Lisa make a great team and I would recommend them to anyone who needs real house help!

James Lopez

Dear Ted, Working with you was amazing.

You are so professional, hardworking, dedicated and completely committed to your clients. Your commitment to us from start to finish was 150%! Anyone would be lucky to have you as their real estate agent! You acted so swiftly and proactively in getting all the paperwork done ahead of the sale of our mother’s house. Your swift action in getting the inspection done ahead time and the termite report too was such a smart strategic move to facilitate the sale to go through smoothly and quickly. You found a buyer so quickly for us and all the title company paperwork done in advance made the transaction at the close of escrow go so timely and easily. You went even further in your dedication and commitment by assisting and advising me on how to help the tenant move out and how to positively help her. You showed up and help in person to make that happen with again grace and ease! You answer and respond to your calls, emails, and texts immediately! This is rare today to get instant respond time but you do it! You kept us informed and acted professionally, swiftly and timely. It was such a great pleasure to work with you. I learned so much and you are such a true gentlemen! I would recommend you to anyone I know that needs a first class real estate agent! You are a good man and now a friend! Thank you!

Debbie Thoits

When we decided to sell a piece of rental property that we owned.

. we immediately thought of Ted Mendoza and his team to handle the sale...We would highly recommend Ted Mendoza and his team.

Kurt & Julie Langholff

We knew Ted from our earlier experience of having worked with him in 2015 and 2017 for a home purchase in Aptos.

As soon as we made the decision to sell our home in Almaden, we called Ted. We wanted to work with Ted and his team again because we knew he has sold thousands of homes in San Jose and Almaden areas. We are so glad we did! Mandana and I wanted to reiterate our appreciation for all that Ted and Lisa has done for us, and all the great people they have brought on board to help prepare our home for sale, and all the great communication, help and dedication throughout the process. We greatly appreciate their time, responsiveness, patience, and also their gracefulness in hearing us out when sharing our concerns and taking immediate steps to fully address them. We truly admire their positive attitude and cheerfulness and the amazing support they have provided us. Their supervision and attention to everything from the big picture to the tiniest of details ensured all aspects of this project were aligned and executed smoothly and in a timely fashion. Lisa and Ted did such an outstanding job throughout this process. Their dedication, resourcefulness and amazing networking skills helped bring the right people at the right time to achieve what looked to be a daunting task to us. Above all, with all the volatility in the housing market, they worked so very hard to secure for us a wonderful offer that met all our conditions, and more. Dear Ted and Lisa, you make such a wonderful team and it has been a great pleasure working with you both. We wholeheartedly recommend you to all our friends and colleagues, and we are looking forward to working with you again in the near future, for our real estate needs. Thank you so much for an outstanding job, and your unmatched dedication.

Amir Farrahi and Mandana Kompani

Ted and Lisa helped me tremendously throughout the entire process.

They were super helpful, on top of things, and always a step ahead of the game. Being a first time homebuyer I frequently had many questions; nevertheless, they made me feel comfortable reaching out and guided me. We made an offer on a Monday night and by Wednesday morning my offer had been accepted. Escrow took 14 days with the help of Andrea Schenk which was unbelievable - which Ted and Lisa recommended. Their expertise and kindness allowed me to accomplish my goal of becoming a first time homebuyer at the age of 28. Till this day they reach out to find out how I am doing. In addition, they have contacts for any type of service one may need. They made my process very smooth from start to finish. I’d strongly recommend them to anyone looking for efficient, honest, and kind realtors… you will not regret it!

Diana Martinez

We want to thank you for all the excellent work you did on selling my mother's house in Stockton.

We've been so happy with the work you've done for us here in Santa Cruz. Your follow-up in your usual (careful, complete, timely and well-documented) manner made all the difference. In addition, because we had two active offers at one time, the amount of negotiation you did to resolve all the issues in a positive way was astounding. We literally could not have sold this house without your thorough, in-depth work. Just the extra paperwork involved because I was selling the house in my mother's name would have overwhelmed us. This sale was truly an outstanding job!

Ed & Enid Lyon

We want to thank you for all your hard work and effort.

This would not have been possible without YOU, because of your persistence on finding us a buyer. You made us feel like part of your family by the personal care you gave us. You were always there to do whatever it took to get our house sold. There are a lot of real estate agents out there but when you look at the list of really good ones you are #1. When we talk to other people about our real estate dealings we always tell them that if you ever need a really good, the best agent on the planet is Ted Mendoza. Thank you so much for all your help.

Mr. & Mrs. Stone

Ted Mendoza and his team have done a fabulous job in selling our home.

Ted was very conscientious about meeting our needs. He really wanted us to be happy in our new home. Ted knows the South Valley like no one else. Our phone calls were always returned in a timely manner and communication was at its highest. His enthusiasm and positive attitude always impressed us. Ted made selling our home fun.

Eric & Janet K.

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I was ready to sell my house.

But I definitely knew who to call! Ted Mendoza and Lisa Salinero are absolutely wonderful to work with. It’s like having friends on the “inside” that are working for you. They really care about their clients as well as the community and neighborhood they live in. The process was super easy with their guidance and they had a team at the ready to take care of any job! They had the stager, the maintenance person, inspectors all at the ready and I didn’t have to deal with any of it! My house sold in 5 days and I am now off to retirement! I cannot thank Ted and Lisa enough for all the help and hard work they put in, I will be eternally grateful.

Sal Diaz

Lisa Salinero helped me purchase my first home and I couldn’t be more grateful for her exceptional care and guidance!

We looked at many different properties in the Santa Cruz area before deciding to focus our attention on purchasing a manufactured home. When we discovered this one, Lisa researched it and told me it was a great opportunity and so we put an offer in. It is located in a park that is perfect for my needs: I needed an all-age park and one that allows dogs. We were thrilled when my offer was accepted at $6,500 under the list price! We ran our own inspections and discovered a few items that needed repairs, so Lisa negotiated a $1,000 credit to help pay for these. This home happened to be within the Capitola Affordable Housing Program which meant that I had to qualify for the program. Luckily, Lisa is experienced with these types of programs and helped me complete the application process and get approved. Since I was a first-time home buyer, Lisa also helped me apply with the Santa Cruz County Board of Realtors for a closing cost grant. I was awarded a $1,000 dollar grant to help pay my closing costs. I was so amazed to have been able to get this help! Throughout the process Lisa was there every step of the way and provided her expertise which was integral in helping me get my home. I couldn’t have done it without her. I truly LOVE my home! I highly recommend Lisa to anyone that needs help buying or selling a home!!

Michelle Mendoza

I want to thank both of you for doing a spectacular job in selling my 4-plex.

..Like you said at the beginning, you did do everything necessary to sell the property.

Rose Giannetto

To whom it may concern, Ted and Lisa bring decades of experience to selling a property and it shows from the beginning to the end of the process.

Before my mother died she transferred the property to me in an irrevocable trust. The lot is about 10,000 square feet. The house on the property was being rented until suddenly the tenant moved out. When we examined the house we discovered it was in terrible shape. There was graffiti on the walls, the floors were damaged, and the windows needed replacing, among other things. Rather than fixing up the house we decided to sell the property. A developer friend of mine had used Ted and Lisa several times and highly recommended them. So we decided to use them as well. We are very glad we did. Ted and Lisa quickly brought in members of their “team” to get the property in shape to sell, all very reasonably priced. They brought in landscapers to clear the grounds. They brought in a painter to remove the graffiti and paint the walls. They brought in inspectors to inspect the house for structural issues and termites. They arranged for the sewer to be repaired. Within a few short weeks the property was ready to go onto market. Unfortunately an issue with the title showed up because of unpaid taxes, which ended up taking several months to resolve. During this time Ted and Lisa continued to work on selling the property. They began to “presell” the house as a property soon coming onto the market. And they made all the preparations required to immediately put the property up for sale once the issue was resolved. When the issue was finally resolved the house was put on the market and sold within 3 weeks. We had 10 offers within 2 days and the house sold for $160,000 over the asking price, a $100,000 more than I would have ever expected. Everything moved seamlessly. I was personally very impressed in how they facilitated the process and can’t imagine anyone doing it better. Ted and Lisa were also wonderful to work with. They kept us informed regularly every step of the way during the process. They made recommendations but always listened to our input and concerns and respected our decisions. They were always friendly and enjoyable to talk to. They are both wonderful people. I very highly recommend Ted and Lisa to you.

Art Walker - Santa Cruz, CA

Ted has done such a marvelous job in not only selling our house on the first day of open house, but his personal touch and concern.

We recommend Ted to anyone that wants the personal touch that most Realtors are not willing to give; far beyond his thought of receiving a commission. We believe that is not his motive, but to continue growing in friendship and happiness with a win, win situation to all. Ted has removed the stress out of selling while taking all the burdens personally giving us time to enjoy life stress free. It is my pleasure to recommend you as the best Realtor to do any type of business big or small.

Ralph & Francine Webb

Our experience with Ted and Lisa was excellent.

Her knowledge of the market and advice was instrumental in getting our house sold fast. We would definitely recommend Lisa and the team at EXP Realty without hesitation.

Bob Markland

We would like to thank you for all your help.

Your availability and advice has been greatly appreciated and comforting. You are a very thoughtful and caring person and this has nurtured our relationship to a level of comfort and trust. Your expertise and work ethics is second to none. Always a phone call away, we always feel cared for and never neglected. With your help in the purchase of our current home and our investment purchase during this time we are at ease with your opinions and advice.

Gabe & Gail Block

Ted Mendoza and Lisa Salinero C/O EXP Realty Hello Ted and Lisa, Now that we have completed our journey of selling our home, we wanted to express our gratitude in the selling process.

Thank you so much for being by our side in the process of making the decision to sell our first home purchase. We were fraught with the unknowns as we had no experience in this kind of real estate process. We did however, do our due diligence in interviewing several local real estate professionals. Without doubt we are so glad to have chosen Ted Mendoza and Lisa Salinero to be by our side. You both were extremely professional, knowledgeable, and patient with handling our sale. In today’s times it is so nice to be reassured customer service is still alive. You both went well beyond the scope of taking care of us by keeping us educated and offering us years of experience and knowledge in making this kind of real estate transaction a breeze by putting our needs first and reassuring us all the way through to completion. We have no doubt your knowledge and expertise is what helped us with a quick and timely sale with multiple offer’s which resulted in an over asking price of any condo in the Capitola Knolls subdivision. We would not hesitate to recommend to anyone your professional services.

Vincent and Brenda Ceniseroz

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