Home Buyers

• FACT: Your ability to find the best property and negotiate the lowest price on the purchase is directly and dramatically linked to the agent you use and how soon you start working with that agent.

If you are like most buyers, your home is the biggest financial purchase you will make. That makes buying a home an exciting, yet intimidating process. However, with a little preparation along with the care and guidance of an experienced real estate professional at your side, you can glide through the process of buying a home with confidence.

There is nothing more important to your home buying process than picking the right agent and getting started with that agent as early in the process as possible. Speaking with a real estate professional, even before you start your search, can save you a huge amount of time and frustration.

Think of everything that is involved in the buying process…using the right search, getting in to view properties, making the best offers, working with counter offers, understanding and working with contingency periods, protecting your deposit during escrow, knowing when and how many inspections are needed, knowing the ins and outs of short sales and REOs and what will or won’t work, keeping closing costs under control, working with title and escrow companies, getting to closing in the fastest and safest manner…the list goes on.

Working with a real estate professional, like myself, will dramatically increase your chances of finding your dream home and being able to negotiate the lowest price possible.

Call me and let’s get you started on the right path to home ownership.

About Me

I pride myself on the following: Integrity, Professionalism, Knowledge, Strong Negotiator, Innovative problem solver, Availability to clients, Patience, Reliable, Positive, Effective communicator with buyers, sellers and agents.

I can help Boomers ready to downsize,  Seniors simplifying their life style. My goal is to make your home buying or selling experience stress free.



04/13/2014 - user4003246

Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Mission Viejo, CA.

Sal was the perfect real estate agent! He was willing to go see houses on the drop of a hat if we saw something that was considering offers shortly. When we were visiting houses, he always had a perfect balance of mentioning the pros and cons of a given house while not pushing one way to the other. He was extremely responsive and helped walk us through the closing process. Once we moved in, he provided us with a list of contacts to help us get the house fixed up. Sal is easy going and great to work with. I would recommend him to everyone!


09/12/2013 - user54279614

Bought a home in 2012.
My husband and I worked with Sal to purchase a short sale home in the Lake Forest neighborhood. To say it was a difficult seller and sales process would be an understatement and we had heard there had been multiple offers while the house was on the market and all had eventually walked away. It was very clear there was a chance we would not get the house. I think a big part of the reason we did was because of Sal. His expertise and negotiation skills were critical as was his hard work and responsiveness... he was so on the ball. One example of this was a later evening when we were signing documents that needed to arrive the following morning by 10am at the seller's real estate's office. Instead of bringing them with him to the office the following morning, he drove them to his office that night so they would arrive first thing in the morning and be the first thing the other agent saw. It was the small details that really added up and I feel made the difference between us getting and not getting the house we wanted.

09/27/2013 - user10853830

Sold a home in 2013.

Sal was a great asset to have as we went through our home buying experience. He was patient and knowledgeable as he walked us through all the steps we needed to take. We started by giving him a few specifics and he gave us an internet portal with hundreds of homes to consider that fit our specifications. We then could narrow them down and look at them at our own convenience, and go see only the ones we liked best. He was incredibly responsive and helpful throughout the entire process, and never hesitated to take us to a property we liked. When it came time to put in an offer, he was great to have on our side as he knew so much about the surrounding neighborhood and comparable houses. If you're buying a home in Ladera Ranch, you should have Sal as your realtor


6/04/2014 - Larryjo69377?

Sold a Single Family home in 2010 in Laguna Hills, CA.?

I purchased my home with Sal's guidance  last year, and since this time, we have kept in regular contact. Sal is a wonderful real estate agent, to whom I have referred several other prospective home buyers, who have in turn had success with Sal. He's a consummate professional, and someone in whom I have the deepest trust and a wonderful friendship, even 4 years after having met him. Throughout the whole purchasing process, Sal was a wonderful guiding hand. He was reachable at nearly all times (including during off hours) . He answered nearly any question I posed, and if he didn’t know the answer, he was quick to find it by consulting with the appropriate source. He was present during the initial home inspection as well as for the escrow signing and builder walkthrough. He facilitated a favorable price on the home over the course of a week of negotiation. He was pleasant, patient, and attentive during the entire process. I could not have asked for more. Following the completion of purchase, Sal continued to be a huge help. He was able to help me with a few early purchase/home owner issues when the builder was not available. He collected all of the documents together in a wonderful binder containing all important sale, escrow, and lean documents. He even brought his camera along the way and documented important events in the sale (signing, receipt of keys), so that I could have these special moments on film! I give Sal Mariscal my strongest recommendation. If you are considering buying a home and want the best realtor for the job, Sal is your man! I couldn’t have imagined a smoother home purchase, and it was largely in part thanks to Sal.

7/04/2014 - kcob94

Sold a Single Family home in 2011 in El Toro, CA.

We really appreciated the way Sal Mariscal handled our email correspondences and straight up recommendations concerning areas that would be of best interest to our style of living in the south Orange County area. Since we are stationed in Germany, Sal set up all possible Condominiums within our budget on line for our review making it easier for us to schedule showings when we arrived in Orange County. When ever we had a question or concern, he responded quickly providing accurate information that was very useful in us making our purchase. When we arrived he took the time to make sure to show us all Condos that were available and went beyond researching data concerning each unit. I strongly recommend him to handle any Real Estate transactions since he can be trusted to go beyond an provide exceptional "Can Do” service.

10/02/2014 - user6998110

Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Portola Springs, Irvine, CA.

We could not recommend Sal more highly. Sal expertly guided us throughout the entire home-buying process. As first-time buyers, this was particularly helpful for us. During our initial consultation with him, we were extremely impressed with how well prepared he was. (He provides an excellent packet of information with easy-to-read and understandable charts and pieces of information.) Sal is very well organized and kept in terrific communication with us throughout the process. We always felt he had our best interest at heart. On top of all that, he has a fantastic personality. He's laid back and easy to work with yet he's willing to be aggressive and advocate for you if/when needed. We would absolutely use his services again in the future. 


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