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.
‟In about 20 years of trying of renting out my unit myself, I never had any better tenants than the fine folks Robin and Eric were able to find for me in 2011. These tenants left the unit is truly excellent shape and always paid the rent on time or earlier. Well done Robin and Eric, I highly recommend you for finding good tenants!”
‟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 ▾
‟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 ▾
‟I have dealt with them for many years. They are efficient and always on top of things. They respond well. They keep track of everyone who visit the sites or goes to the property. I highly recommend them.”
‟I am so happy that I had Eric and Robin to help me out with the purchase of my first house. The process as we all know is a very daunting one, but Eric and Robin were always there to explain and smooth out the transaction. My parents even commented that my purchase was the smoothest house purchase they have ever heard. Most of my interactions we … re with Eric, and what I remember most is his integrity and professionalism. Even though he was down with the flu, he still took time to review my documents and made sure I wasn't taken in by the loan company. I highly recommend Eric & Robin and would definitely use them again for any future real estate transactions I may have” 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 ▾
‟We heard about Eric and Robin's track record in Irvine and spoke to them at length before selecting them as listing agents for our home in Quail Hill. It was a good experience and well run process from the beginning. My wife and I have a 1 year-old boy and dog; that made showing homes a bit more involved than usual. Eric and Robin were great in wor … king with us to make sure the selling process didn't turn our lives upside down. They also have proven experience selling homes in Irvine for top dollar. Even though we changed our minds into the process and decided to stay in our neighborhood, they were very gracious and professional every step of the way. Personally, we would definitely recommend and consider using them again for any of our properties in the future” Read More ▾
‟Robin and Eric have a deep and detailed knowledge of the real estate marketplace in Orange County. I have worked with Robin and Eric on multiple occasions to buy and sell properties and couldn't have been happier with the outcomes on all of the transactions. They worked hard to sell our properties and marketed the properties well getting us top dol … lar. They helped us to find and secure another property that we wouldn't have found without them. Their guidance and negotiating skills were invaluable during our transactions. If you want a real estate team that works hard for you and has the experience to back them up then they are definitely the right team” 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 ▾