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.
‟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 ▾
‟Robin and Eric make a great team! We were looking for a 2nd home in CA (we reside in AZ) and were mostly unfamiliar with the area and the real estate landscape and we really relied on their expertise to guide us to the right buying decision. We couldn't be happier with their knowledge of the local market and their service and with the home they hel … ped us choose” 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 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 ▾
‟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!”
‟Dear Century 21, My husband and I would like to let you know how extremely pleased we were to work once again with Robin and Eric during the sale of our Quail Hill home. We have now had the pleasure of working with them three times since June 2001, and have been completely satisfied with the exceptional service we received. Their diligence with ha … ving weekend open houses on a regular basis was key in the sale of our home and they ended up bringing in the buyer themselves. Their experience was invaluable in working with the escrow and title companies in order for us to close on times, as we had purchased a new home and the timing and wiring of funds was critical. Robin and Eric work well as a team. They are good listeners and were very willing to incorporate requests regarding the sale. They are always available and reachable by phone when you need to speak with them. We recommend them highly -- you won't be disappointed. Very truly yours” Read More ▾
‟Eric helped us sell our previous home and buy our current home. Him and his wife went above and beyond to help us reach a 30 day close. Would definitely recommend them!”
‟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 ▾
‟Very helpful and professional. They answered all my questions and are always available for us. It was a pleasure dealing with them.”
‟Eric, I just wanted to thank you for your hard work in trying to get my property sold. There were some difficult circumstances and you always handled yourself very professionally. I would recommend you to anyone looking for a top real estate agent and I wish you the best of luck in the future. Best regards,”
‟We were very anxious about the process of selling our house, and even more anxious about the prospect of finding a new one that fit all our criteria in a price range and location we could be happy with over the long term. But Robin and Eric came through for us and made an inherently stressful process as stress-free as possible. From doing an initi … al walk-through where Robin gave us great ideas about how to declutter and stage our home before listing it, to providing a well thought-out pricing and marketing strategy that included professional photos and an online home tour, then sitting for multiple open houses, they provided stellar service. We felt they gave our town home the same amount of attention and effort they would to one of their $1 million+ listings. And at the end of the day, after helping us navigate through several low-ball offers, they found us a solid buyer willing to pay a price we could be satisfied with. They are definitely the go-to experts for real estate in the University Town Center area. Eric seemed to have every sale for the past 10 years committed to memory, which was a little scary... and very helpful! Mean time, they helped us narrow down options for our new house, were patient in showing us many properties, and spent even more time without us previewing houses and weeding out those that wouldn't be a good fit. They understood what we were looking for in a new house and neighborhood, then helped us find it, and gave us the tools to make a successful offer. We are extremely happy in our new home and grateful that Robin and Eric were there to lead us through the process” Read More ▾