THE REED TEAM

JIMMY REED - TEAM LEADER

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Jimmy Reed is a Graduate of the Realtor® Institute (GRI), and leverages his education, combined with two decades in real estate, to help his clients get the best results, with as little stress as possible. Jimmy is dedicated to providing service at the highest level, being there for his clients every step of the way. His solution-oriented, high-quality work is the reason why:

  • Most of Jimmy’s business comes from past clients and/or referrals.
  • The Reed Team is the #1 highest rated Team on Zillow in ALL of Orange County.
  • The Reed Team is the #8 team in all of RE/MAX California and Hawaii, 2018.
  • The Reed Team has earned the prestigious RE/MAX Diamond Award, 2018.
  • In 2018 The Reed Team did over $100 million in sales and sold 138 properties.
  • Jimmy Reed is in the RE/MAX Hall of Fame!
  • Jimmy Reed is a Best of Zillow agent!

To provide an all-around seamless customer experience, Jimmy has built a top-tier sales and support team. He has also affiliated his team with service partners who operate at the highest level for their clients. Buyers and sellers, from first-time home owners to multi-million dollar clients, trust Jimmy and The Reed Team to deliver the outcomes they are looking for.

The deeply held values of The Reed Team include honesty, integrity, hard work & putting clients’ interests ahead of their own. Jimmy is actively involved in regularly training and building up his team, which is why each of their clients experience the same level of service & care across the board. Jimmy is a repeat recipient of the Quality Service Award for Outstanding Customer Care. He has also been a guest speaker and educator at Apple, and at several other corporate events and seminars, training other Realtors who are striving to grow their own businesses. The Reed Team has been hosted multiple times at Zillow corporate headquarters as VIP guests for their outstanding achievements in customer service, as is reflected in their hundreds of online reviews. His repeat clientele is proof that Jimmy genuinely cares for, and works for the best interest of his customers. The Reed Team is truly A Trusted Name in Real Estate.

DARREN SHEPHERD - SR. SALES PARTNER

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RE/MAX Chairman Club Winner, Platinum Club Winner, and Sr. Sales Partner Darren Shepherd has been involved in a large number of real estate transactions, which he leverages to give his clients a low-stress experience. Darren and his team are consistently training at the highest level to anticipate potential setbacks during the transaction. Darren is the highest producing Senior Sales Partner on The Reed Team, and has earned the highest customer service rating as The Best of Zillow. He uses his experience to help train and support his fellow team members. He is also a longtime sports enthusiast which has carried over into his real estate career where he enjoys helping coach buyers and sellers on how to “win” by achieving their goals of finding the perfect home or negotiating a great sales price. These attributes are part of the reason why:

  • Most of Darren’s business comes from past clients and/or referrals.
  • The Reed Team is the #1 highest rated Team on Zillow in ALL of Orange County.
  • The Reed Team is the #8 team in all of RE/MAX California and Hawaii, 2018.
  • The Reed Team has earned the prestigious RE/MAX Diamond Award, 2018.
  • In 2018 The Reed Team did over $100 million in sales and sold 138 properties.
  • Darren is a Best of Zillow agent!

NICK AHRENS - SENIOR SALES PARTNER

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Having grown up in San Clemente, and currently residing in Laguna Niguel, Nick is a coastal community expert. While continuing to work with property valuation for investors, his real niche is working with buyers, sellers and investors.  He is very passionate about real estate and works diligently from start to finish to ensure his clients have the highest caliber representation through every transaction from start to finish.  He prides himself on his professionalism and ability to ensure all of his clients enjoy the process.

SILVIA BERLIN - SENIOR SALES PARTNER

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Silvia has been delivering the highest caliber of concierge service and expertise to her clients since 2015. She has been recognized as a consistent million-dollar producer and after aligning herself with The #1 Name in Real Estate, ReMax she earned entrance into the exclusive Platinum Club. 

A graduate of The University of Southern California, Silvia’s goal is to make the buying and selling process as effortless as possible for her clients by using her knowledge and experience to negotiate and collaborate with the other party to create win-win situations. Silvia enjoys living in San Juan Capistrano with her husband Bryan, their two daughters Emma and Avery and their pets Cricket, Max and Basil. 

KAYLA CARDONA - SALES PARTNER

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As a lifelong Orange County native, Kayla’s knowledge of the county’s geography can assist you with all of your residential real estate endeavors for buyers and sellers. Kayla and her team provide strategic marketing and transaction management services to their clients and use the latest internet marketing tools to expose your property to the widest possible range of qualified buyers. Her business is built on dedication, communication, determination, and trust while embodying the ability to cater and adapt to all of her clients needs. Kayla provides exceptional service and simply wants you to enjoy the real estate process and have you win in the end. When she is not with a client, you will find her at the gym, hiking, jogging on the beach, reading, or spending time with her family and friends.

HALEY GARRETT - PRODUCTION PARTNER

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Haley has been an active member of her community in Southern California for 2 years now and is so excited to be turning that community focus toward real estate. With a passion for service in the Orange County area, Haley is ready to help with your home buying and selling needs. As a proud member of the Reed Team family, Haley carries the values of hard work, integrity, and outstanding client service into everything she does. When Haley isn’t making homeownership dreams come true for her clients, she enjoys relaxing on the beach or hiking a nearby trail. Haley lives in San Clemente with her husband, a US Marine, and their sweet dog Ophe.”

EMILY SHAFFER - DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

After entering the real estate industry in 2016 in her hometown of Milwaukee, WI, Emily quickly discovered a love for creating stability and sustainable growth for high-performing teams. She just as quickly decided to ditch the midwestern winters for sunny Southern California. As the Director of Operations on the Reed Team, Emily’s goal is to improve the team’s performance, productivity, and profitability through the implementation of effective methods and strategies. She loves to collaborate and problem-solve with the team. When she’s not in the office, you can find Emily making pottery, out on a long hike or checking out tidepools on the beach.

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ZAC CUSAC - MARKETING DIRECTOR

Zac Cusac moved to Irvine, CA after marrying his college sweetheart in early 2016. He studied Finance and Communication at California State University, Long Beach and proceeded to work in sales and marketing focusing on digital strategy and lead generation in both a large corporate setting and at a business incubator. During his time at the business incubator, Zac saw firsthand how difficult it was for small and medium sized business owners to wrap their head around internet marketing strategies. These issues coupled with the itch he was getting working in an entrepreneurial environment led him to form Cuselleration Digital Marketing in 2013. Since forming Cuselleration, he has a client list that includes Tustin Unified School District, Docstoc, CEOs of major companies like WD-40 and Harcourts International. In his personal time, Zac is a big time Atlanta Braves & Falcons fan and golf enthusiast. When he is not spending time with family or cheering on his favorite sports team,  you can find Zac volunteering for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
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GREG SCHUMACHER - DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY

Greg specializes in the technology and online marketing arenas, helping to ensure systems are running smoothly and implementing solutions that benefit the team and clients. In addition to several other tech positions, he has experience working at a major digital agency in Orange County for over 10 years where he was the director of technology and web development. Greg has earned multiple programming and I.T. certifications and has experience in SEO, Google AdWords, and Facebook marketing. He has done work for clients ranging from small businesses to large organizations such as Black and Decker, Cisco / Linksys, Coca Cola, IMAX, Toyota, University of California, Whole Foods, and World Vision, and he enjoys being part of a team where there is strong commitment to doing things right.

RYAN GRANT - TRUSTED LENDING PARTNER

Ryan Grant has been working in the mortgage industry for 13 years and is ranked amongst the top 50 Mortgage Consultants in America.  During his 13 years in the industry, Ryan has owned his own mortgage company, he was Director of Retail Sales for a Mortgage Bank, he has been a Branch Manager and a Sales Manager as well as a Mortgage Consultant.  His experience in these different positions has given him an invaluable insight into the mortgage industry and taught him how to provide the best possible service to his clients. Contact Information: Ryan Grant THE RYAN GRANT TEAM Producing Manager  www.ryangrantteam.com

SHANNON MEHRENS - EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

As Executive Assistant to Jimmy Reed, Shannon’s job is to ensure a smooth client experience by managing all details associated with a transaction behind the scenes. Working closely with Jimmy, the transaction manager, and various vendors, Shannon makes certain that transactions stay on course from prep to close. This allows Jimmy to give full attention to sales strategy, deal negotiation, and juggle all the other things only Jimmy can do! Shannon enjoys the ability to work with very motivated and talented individuals that share the commitment to integrity and a desire to grow.

CRYSTAL STICHTER - EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

As Darren Shepherd’s executive assistant, Crystal’s role is to manage everything behind the scenes of the home buying and selling process from start to finish. Her goal is to provide a seamless customer experience for both buyers and sellers. Although she has lived all over California, she is originally from Yorba Linda, CA. Crystal enjoys spending time with her husband and their three children here in Orange County. She is currently a full time student at Hope International University to obtain her BA in business.

LILY CLARKE - EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Lily assists Senior Sales Partner, Nick Ahrens. She has been a Southern California resident for the past six years residing in Orange, Corona del Mar, and Laguna Beach for the last two years. Coming from a background in AirBnb management, real estate was a natural next step in her career. With a passion for customer support, Lily is a proud member of the Reed Team family. During Lily’s free time, you can find her perched on the beach or hiking with her dog Harper.

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