Robin Fenchel and her Associates, including her partner/husband Eric are here to be your real estate advocates providing you with all the data you need to make an informative decision when it comes time for you to buy or sell your primary or investment home in Irvine, California.
Robin Fenchel her, partner Eric, and her Team, strive to “raise the bar” in the profession of Real Estate to a higher level by being consumer focused, providing great local, helpful information, and by being authentic and transparent. We are always enthusiastic about bringing buyers & sellers together to explore, discover and fulfill their own vision of what home means to each and every individual, family, or investor.
Robin Fenchel, and her partner Eric have been Irvine residents since 1986 and know the community. This knowledge can help you make an informed decision. Apart from a vast knowledge of the local inventory, Robin and Eric are eager to guide you to the right resources. Whether you are concerned about the Irvine neighborhood’s school scores or are interested in knowing where all the best hiking and biking trails are located, Robin and Eric will provide you with all the detailed information you desire about an individual neighborhood, village, or neighboring city.
Today’s financing choices may help determine your success in being the prevailing Buyer among many bidders. Robin Fenchel and Eric have a strong background and expertise in this area that can be put to work for you. Robin has a Bachelor of Arts Degrees with a concentration in Economics and Business. Before becoming a full-time real estate associate, her partner, Eric, was a financial consultant and broker with a large investment banking institution. After obtaining his real estate license, Robin’s partner went on to obtain a certification in loan processing and can navigate Buyers through the often confusing process of obtaining a competitive home loan for your real estate acquisition and/or Sellers’ 1031 Exchange on the sale of their investment properties.
Robin and Eric will listen to your goals and requirements, and then design an effective plan to reach your goals. After successfully marketing your home for sale and assisting you in finding your dream home to meet your needs and lifestyle, Robin or Eric will guide you through the escrow, title and/or loan process with confident, competent associate team members who will ensure a smooth transaction from the very beginning through its successful conclusion.
For those of you who don’t know me, I am found on the web as one entity: Robin4Homes. People assume that Eric is Robin, & affectionately refer to Eric as “Mr. Robin,” That said, Robin Fenchel or Robin her partner Eric or Robin4Homes are one in the same–a name associated with buying or selling luxury single family homes ,town homes & condos in and around Irvine, CA .Devoted to a higher standard of excellence, we expect the business of real estate to be conducted with integrity, professionalism, responsiveness, innovation, flexibility and transparency. We are passionate about living and breathing these principles everyday.
‟Dear Robin and Eric, Thank you is not nearly enough to say for your kindness, professionalism and enormous assistance with the sale of my Columbia Square townhouse in University Town Center. I have always felt that when selling a property it is best to work with an area specialist whenever possible. I know of you two because of the wealth of adve … rtising I had seen of yours, which I believe is what sells properties. I went to your website and sent a brief message, saying I was interested in listing my property. Eric called me in under a minute. I was astounded and impressed. We met the next day at my townhouse. I have to admit it was in terrible shape. College students (including my own children) had been living there for years, and it showed. As you remember, I told you I was feeling overwhelmed and really did not know where to begin. Eric jumped on the phone and within a few minutes I had appointments set up for estimates on painting, new flooring and carpet cleaning. You both kindly listened to my story. From that moment on things seemed to fall into place. I heard from you daily, always keeping me in the loop. I cannot think of one thing that I could have asked for that you did not deliver--without my needing to ask. I was astounded at your knowledge of the area and every real estate transaction that had ever taken place in the University Town Center. You brought in a photographer who did beautiful still photography as well as a virtual tour. Robin, you sat many open houses and showed it more times that I can count. Within a month we had multiple offers, and closed in two. I think I got the best price possible even in a volatile market. I had such a wonderful and positive experience working with you. You two are the perfect compliment to each other--two fabulous agents for the price of one! The whole experience cold not have been better. Not only was it a positive business experience, but I also fee I have made two wonderful friends. Thank you again for everything. Sincerely yours” Read More ▾
‟To Whom It May Concern: Selling a home in today's economic and financial times, the worse seen since the Great Depression, with inventory levels at historical highs, and the highest record of foreclosures and job losses how could anyone achieve success in selling their home in today's times. The old cliché that when "The going gets tough...the to … ugh get going" clearly rings true when it comes to my brokers who sold my home of recent and that is the Eric and Robin Fenchel Team at Century 21. Given these historical times where owning real estate has transformed being the "American" dream to now being the "American" nightmare it takes "proven" professionals that not just understand the market but "tackle" the market each and everyday. It takes a professional that doesn't just list a home and "hopes for the best", but rather develops strategy to sell your home and one that understands the daily fluctuations to make critical adjustments to successfully market and sell a home in today's market - That is what you get with Eric and Robin. As Ronald Reagan once said, "Part of being revolutionary is knowing that you don't have to acquiesce to the tired, old ideas of the past..." And with Eric and Robin they too do not acquiesce to the ideas of the past or the tired ideas, but rather call and say, "Hey this idea is not working, things have changed, we too need to change our strategy..." This is the difference with the Fenchel Team. Lets not wait for the Buyer to come to us, but rather lets go find the "right" buyer for you... And, that's exactly what this Team did for me. As we closed escrow AT FULL PRICE OF ASKING and the transaction went as smooth as glass I cannot recommend more highly that when it comes to picking the right broker for your needs you need to ask the question who is the best broker for today's times. For me, and in the future, that is the Fenchel Team!!” Read More ▾
‟Robin and Eric are real estate professionals with experience that shows. They represented me as a seller in Irvine. Despite a weak seller's market in 2011, they devoted the time and effort with weekly open house showings until my property sold. They are easy to work with, and of the highest personal integrity. They analyze the market, and have a go … od understanding of local conditions. This helped me get the best selling price. I think a key advantage in using the Fenchels as your agent is they are a two person team. They are both very knowledgeable, and work very efficiently together. That made the selling process turnkey. I am very satisfied with the services they provided, and Robin and Eric are highly recommended” Read More ▾
‟Robin and Eric, Thanks you, thank you. You two did a great job marketing my wife's rental property in Princeton Townhomes in Irvine. Since it was occupied by a tenant with two dogs, showing the property took a lot of extra time and effort. Presentation is everything, and you did a great job presenting the property in a great light on the internet. … I strongly recommend you both as Realtors for the client who wants their property SOLD” Read More ▾
‟Robin and Eric did an amazing job representing me as the seller. They were the first people I contacted when I decided to sell my town home in Irvine for two reasons: 1 - they are the 'go to' people for University Town Center, and 2 - they represented the seller when I bought my house in 2006. They really know the market and what it takes to sell! … Their recommendations were right on target regarding what needed to upgraded, changed, not touched, etc. Because I was leaving town, I (obnoxiously) demanded that we close by the end of June at the best price possible. Well - DONE AND DONE - as they say!!! Eric is unbelievable at negotiations and process knowledge. Both were gracious as I attempted to micromanage the entire process (my bad :)). If you are thinking of selling your home, you MUST go with Robin and Eric. I've never used them on the buy side, but I would think with their extensive knowledge and negotiation skills, they would be formidable!” Read More ▾
‟Dear Robin and Eric, Thank you is not nearly enough to say for your kindness, professionalism and enormous assistance with the sale of my Columbia Square townhouse in University Town Center. I have always felt that when selling a property it is best to work with an area specialist whenever possible. I knew of you two because of the wealth of ad … vertising I had seen of yours, which I believe is what sells properties. I went to your website and sent a brief message, saying I was interested in listing my property. Eric called me in under a minute; I was astounded and impressed. We met the next day at my townhouse. I have to admit it was in terrible shape. College students (including my own children) had been living there for years, and it showed. As you remember, I told you I was feeling overwhelmed and really did not know where to begin. Eric jumped on the phone and within a few minutes I had appointments set up for estimates on painting, new flooring and carpet cleaning. You both kindly listened to my story. From that moment on things seemed to fall into place. I heard from you daily, always keeping me in the loop. I can not think of one thing that I could have asked for that you did not deliver--without my needing to ask. I was astounded at your knowledge of the area and every real estate transaction that had ever taken place in University Town Center. You brought in a photographer who did beautiful still photography as well as a virtual tour. Robin, you sat many open houses and showed it more times that I can count. Within a month we had multiple offers, and closed in two. I think I got the best price possible even in a volatile market. I had such a wonderful and positive experience working with you; you two are the perfect compliment to each other, two fabulous agents for the price of one! The whole experience could not have been better. Not only was it a positive business experience, but I also feel I have made two wonderful friends. Thank you again for everything. Sincerely yours, Lorrie Campbel” Read More ▾
‟My wife and I were very happy with Robin and Eric. We met them in our neighborhood at one of their open house. Right away, we had good feeling about them; that they were going to sell our house. We had 2 other agents in mind through friends but we decided to go with Robin and Eric. They make a great team. Robin is very artistic and Eric is a strong … negotiator. Robin helped stage our house perfectly with style. Eric knows how to negotiate effectively. Together, they helped us sell our house at a record high in our area. Eric is very professional and gets the job done. Overall, we had an excellent experience with Robin and Eric through the whole selling process. We highly recommend them and would use them again in the future” Read More ▾
‟From the get-go, what struck me about this pair was a very personal approach to understanding not just the attributes of your house, but also taking the time to get to know you as a seller, your unique circumstances, and how to best take advantage of the home’s strengths to maximize your yield from the sale. No cookie-cutter approach, even in this … fast-moving seller’s market, but a thorough consideration and sincere appreciation of the value of all the strengths that your property has and doesn't have. They've sold plenty of homes in our neighborhood, and they keep a close watch on market trends and recent sales, so they’re very familiar with optimistic but fair pricing and have a lot of detailed, local experience to offer. Robin has an excellent eye for décor and staging, and was able to give me a lot of pointers on how to spruce up the place to be photogenic and market-ready without having to pay for professional stagers, and even added a few classy touches of her own. I was blown away by the elegance of the online profile of our home and the print brochure that she composed; I almost couldn't believe that this was actually our house being featured! It was almost enough to make one reconsider the whole decision to sell! Eric is extremely savvy to the business and the dynamics of the market, and his extensive experience really became a plus when the buyer for our first escrow created some problems. It’s times like these when you need an experienced agent on your side who’s seen some of the craziness that can go on in these deals, and can help less experienced clients like me navigate the rule book, what’s acceptable, negotiable, and what’s not. He also brings a very valuable perspective on the business, why people sometimes do what they do, all of which I found very helpful in trying to make the best decisions possible when things weren't going right. Our second escrow went much smoother, even when the buyer’s agent was very green and needed guidance and reassurance. Eric was able to move the whole process forward, avoiding any potential for pitfalls that could have further hurt us, and trying to ensure a smooth transition to the new owners. Through the whole process, I also really appreciated their prompt and open communication, with quick answers to questions, and regular updates even when everything was still on track. They had good connections for outside help at reasonable prices when it was needed. I felt they gave me balanced and sound advice, and were acting in my best interests, but also cautioning me against my own tendencies to make decisions that might have complicated or jeopardized the deal. These are exactly the combination of qualities that a seller needs from their agents. Considering the kind of support that the two buyers we dealt with were getting from their respective agents, I’m awfully glad that I had these two on my side” Read More ▾
‟I definitely got more for my property by using Robin and Eric as my realtor's. The other one I was planning to use wanted me to list for a lower price, and we ended up getting $10k more than that price with a good buyer and terms that worked out well for us. Their marketing and presentation skills were excellent and the whole transaction went smoot … hly and without any problems. We are very happy that we chose them to sell our home” Read More ▾
‟To Whom It May Concern: When my wife and I decided to list our home, we wanted to take a thorough approach and interview several top realtors in our area. We were seeking an agent who understood the intricacies of the current housing market, has enjoyed a successful track record as a Realtor, grasped the value proposition of our home, and was able … to listen and respond to our concerns and questions throughout the process. During the interview period, we met Eric and Robin. They immediately separated themselves from the other agents we had encountered. First, Eric and Robin entered our home with a noticeable respect. They were the first realtors who didn't start the meeting by telling us what we needed to upgrade or improve upon should they take the listing. They listened to our story, and took notice of our thoughts regarding many issues and items within our home. Additionally, they didn't talk about their previous clients' personal stories- as other realtors had done. We weren't interested in working with someone who would share our personal information with their next potential clients after escrow closed. Second, we were impressed with their extensive knowledge and understanding of the current financial situation, especially during these unprecedented times. They demonstrated an outstanding knowledge that went beyond the typical housing averages, and were able to speak intelligently to current financial markets. I later learned that Eric has an extensive background in this area. Third, we were surprised that they knew more about our home builder than we did. Not only that, but they knew the background and history of the other home builders in our neighborhood and surrounding areas as well. To our surprise, this became a key element in the selling of our home. Finally, and most importantly, we do not believe we would have sold our home in this environment without Eric and Robin. Like many other escrow transactions, we encountered some serious obstacles throughout the escrow period. Because of their extensive knowledge, experience and ability to listen, they single-handedly overcame every major issue that we encountered with the buyers during the escrow process. Even more impressive, they sold our home during one of the worst financial crisis our nation's history, and sold it for the highest price that anyone has ever paid for our model! I think the highest complement you can give someone is a referral. Not only would I refer Eric and Robin to an acquaintance or friend, but I would refer them to my own family. I can't think of a better way of saying that we would use them all over again! Best” Read More ▾