A connoisseur of quality, perfection and universal service excellence, Herbie is a genius marketer and cares for the needs and wants of his clients. His Real Estate career forged in 1993 in Laguna Niguel, Southern California, with his philosophy that "he represents clients at all price levels," as diverse as the properties he represents, from premier luxury estates to affordable family homes.
Herbie attended California State University of Fullerton and received his Masters of Business Administration degree (MBA) from Pepperdine University in 1998.
Herbie has 20 years' experience in buying and selling Real Estate and is currently a Broker working with First Team Real Estate. First Team is the #1 independent real estate company in Southern California. It is ranked the #10 brokerage firm in the nation, selling more homes than any other brokerage firm in Orange County, California. Today, First Team Real Estate and its family of companies has offices throughout Southern California. Services include residential and commercial real estate, title, escrow and mortgage operations.
Herbie and his wife, Elmira, live in Orange County and they are the proud parents of two kids; Noah, who is now four years old and Siena Dior, who is 2 years old.
In addition to his dedication to Real Estate, Herbie is very involved with community service throughout Orange County.
I've used Herbie on 2 properties as he's known my dad for 20 years. He got record high sales prices for both neighborhoods in Lake Forest and Mission Viejo. Enough said. He's a really pleasant guy to be around and work with as well. He's honest and works his tail off.
Scott Campbell — Apr 17, 2018
A true Professional from start to finish ! Herbie and his expert team made my parents selling there property a truly enjoyable experience. From start to end Herbie's team mapped out all the right steps with ease. Would recommend Herbie To anyone who is looking for buying or selling a future listing. Thank you so much for your Service and Hard work.
Taylor Herron — Jan 26, 2018
Herbie was terrific- super knowledgeable and supportive through the whole process. He never lost sight of the big picture but kept all the little details in mind like what specific things would be best for our family and pets. We would recommend him to anyone we know! He handles business with a great mix of professionalism and ease.
Carrie Zamberlain — Jan 23, 2018
Was referred to Herbie through a mutual friend, thank God for that! I will not sell or buy another house without Herbie! He sold our home for $25,000 over what we had it listed for, AND I purchased a new home for $50,000 under listing price, enough to remodel the kitchen like we wanted with the extra money:) He is one of the few fair, nice realtors I've met, he shows respect for both parties and puts out fires left and right- he was a great mediator in both cases:) the most important thing is he always answered the phone and returned our calls which was why decided to use him for both times. The videos and photos of our home were amazing, we got drone footage and an amazing interactive tour:) Since we bought our house Herbie he even still helps us out with any questions, even referrals for contractors and such. Highly recommended!
Kelly Crean — Jan 10, 2018
I was fortunate to have Herbie recommended to me as an agent. He sold my house quickly and for the amount I wanted. He was easy to contact and no problem was too great. He was easy to approach, patient, and did much more than any agent I have used over the years. He has a large network of other professionals he can call on if needed. His approach to selling my home was always professional and honest which means the sale went through quickly and without complications. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an agent and I would never use anyone else after this positive experience.
Lois L. — Jan 10, 2018
We lived in many different places in/out of California. We also lived in different cities in Europe and Asia. Herbie is the best person to work with. He is very professional, kind and thoughtful. We are so thankful for being able to work with Herbie. He really is the best!!
Simon B. — Jan 10, 2018
"Herbie is someone we trusted to help us through this transaction. His honesty, advice, transparency and responsiveness is why we appreciate him so much. I will be recommending him in the future."
Michael & Claudia Brooks — Dec 28, 2017
I've known Herbie for about a year now. I haven't had the pleasure of purchasing a home from Herbie yet. When I am ready he is going to be my realtor as he meets the character traits of whom I'd like to help me in the home purchasing process. What I like most about Herbie is that he's making sure his clients are well taken care off through the buying process and does his best to make the process smooth. I can attest to his professionalism, kind heart, always willing to do the right thing for his clients, and his immense knowledge of his industry. Give him a call, you'll be glad you did!
Ricardo Leonardo — Nov 27, 2017
I've know Herbie for almost a year now. Though I have not personally had a transaction with him as my realtor (as I have lived in my current home for about eight years now), he will be the first person I call when I do decide to sell my home and move to a new place. Recently, my sister-in-law bought a home in Napa and was having some issues after her move in. Her trust in her own realtor was broken. I discussed these issues with Herbie and he gave me great advice to pass along to my sister-in-law. Within a week, her issues were resolved just as Herbie had predicted. She was stressed for a little while, but after Herbie's insights and professional knowledge and experience, that level of stress left her once I told her Herbie's recommendations. On a personal level, Herbie is top-notch. Aside from all of his awards and accolades in the industry, Herbie really is a great example of a servant leader. Down to Earth, yet super focused on providing and giving his best to his clients. Not only does he know the Orange County Real Estate market like the back of his hand, he knows the legal complexities that come with each real estate transaction. I highly recommend Herbie to be your realtor. AAA+++ Honest, trustworthy, professional, and successful. What more could you ask for?
Jorge Mora — Nov 17, 2017
"I highly recommend Herbie with no hesitance, in fact, I would be proud to say "I recommended him to you"...here is my reasoning. We all know there are many good realtors, however, at times the lucky customers may notice the unexpected capabilities, creativity, honesty and effectiveness that the professional brings with him/her. Other traits of the top professionals become more obvious by their understanding of the overall conditions of the market, the interactions between parties, and all the possible consequences whether expected, or not! Selling, and buying process could be a very stressful proposition, especially when the market is very active, resulting in overwhelm in ancillary process and services - often causing the deal to fall apart! Managing escrow offices, unnecessary institutional delays, and keeping the balance between the involved parties require special skills, beyond and above normal real estate expertise alone. As a particular individual, I must admit not everyone can always meet my expectation, by contrast, Herbie has been able to impress me with his absolute command of the field of real estate - from A to Z! I cannot wait to do another transaction with him. In a brief sentence, Herbie dealt with my transaction like he was doing it for himself!"
Mike Bastani — Oct 10, 2017