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The Reed Team

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  • Jimmy Reed - Team Lead

    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 so much of 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 - Senior Sales Partner

    As a RE/MAX 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.

  • Hector Cortes Vazquez - Sales Partner

    Hector has lived in San Clemente for over 22 years. His extensive knowledge of Orange County makes him a valuable asset to his clients, providing them with the comfort they need to take “the next step”.  Hector has also benefited from training as part of the Mercedes Benz Elite Customer 1 team where they emphasized the slogan “The Best or Nothing”.  He has embraced this methodology in all aspects of his life and career and this combined with his Real Estate training allows him to consistently deliver 5-Star service to all of his clients. When Hector is not with a client, he can be found running the beach trail in San Clemente or riding his mountain bike in Whiting Ranch. He also dedicates his time to help the elderly in his community as well as provide free bible study to area youth.

  • Nick Ahrens - Sales Partner

    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.

  • Sara Hodge - Sales Partner

    Sara Hodge was born-and-raised in Orange County, and knows South County like the back of her hand! She grew up by the coast, and now lives in the new town of Rancho Mission Viejo, with her two incredible sons. She and the boys enjoy all of the nearby parks, hiking trails and spending time together as a family. A double major from University of California Irvine, Sara built her own social media marketing brand to include over 30,000 followers and subscribers across multiple platforms. She rehabbed several properties before making the full-time jump into real estate, and hasn’t looked back. Her expertise in interiors, marketing and genuine desire to serve people make her an ideal partner on The Reed Team. She offers outstanding customer service to each client, and with a smile! Sara is passionate about volunteering her time and marketing work to raise awareness and funds for the United States Military’s wounded and returning Veterans.

  • James Howorth - Sales Partner

    James started his real estate path purchasing his first condo, (at 19 years of age) in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. Since then he has owned 5 properties and has helped hundreds of clients with a first time purchase, move up purchase or investing in rentals. He built his business with honesty, integrity and a hands-on approach. To provide an all-around seamless customer experience, James has a top-tier support team. He has also affiliated with service partners who operate at the highest level for his clients. Buyers and sellers, from first-time home owners to multi-million dollar clients, trust James to deliver the outcomes they are looking for. He has a passion for unparalleled service, highly effective communication and professionalism to all parties involved in the transaction. The deeply held values of The Reed Team include honesty, integrity, hard work and putting clients’ interests ahead of their own. James is actively involved in regular training’s and coaching with the Team at the highest level.

  • Nicole Maier - Operations Coordinator

    Nicole is a highly driven and motivated Real Estate Transaction Coordinator. With over 15 years of experience in the real estate industry, her career started as a Loan Processor where she first developed a love for the industry, and a true understanding of the real estate world. She obtained her license in 2009 and began selling real estate in San Clemente. Nicole’s successful professional path includes working with some top real estate producers in the Orange County market. Her admirable personality and true knowledge of this field have given her an opportunity to excel in different areas within the real estate industry. As a Loan Processor she has processed and gathered all the financial information provided by clients to qualify them to get a loan. As a real estate agent she has negotiated and processed many successful closings; her knowledge and expertise of the real estate world have given her an innumerable list of accomplishments. Nicole’s exceptional customer service skills and commitment to perfection have made her stand out and have taken her to a new level in her career as Transaction Coordinator. Being a homeowner herself, she personally knows the process of becoming a homeowner and what is involved in closing the transaction. She is a leader in accomplishing her goals and strongly advocates responsible and ethical treatment of clients, through proper disclosure, education and expert counsel so that each client has a clear understanding of the home selling and buying process.

  • 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.

  • 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 O 949-651-6300

Get To Know The Reed team

The Reed Team

Awards and Distinctions

  • Over $200 million in sales in the last 5 years
  • Highest-rated on Zillow in OC with 5.0 out of 5.0 stars out of over 300 reviews
  • Under Coldwell Banker awarded the highest honors in the industry by receiving the International Presidents Elite designation which recognizes production in the top 1% internationally
  • Recipient of the Quality Service Award for Outstanding Customer Service!
  • #1 out of all Coldwell Banker affiliates in Southern California
  • #7 out of over 38,000 Coldwell Banker affiliates in the US and Canada
  • For 14 years under the Century 21 system, awarded the coveted Centurion Award for being in the top 1% of producing agents nationwide

Credentials and Memberships

  • Board Member – Orange County Association of Realtors
  • California Association of Realtors
  • Nationaal Association of Realtors
  • Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI)

Certifications and Qualifications

  • Certified Corporate Relocation Specialist
  • Certified Distressed Property Expert
  • Certified Probate Specialist
  • Residential Sales & Marketing
  • Short Sale Negotiation Expert
  • Qualified REO & Bank Owned Expert
  • New Construction Sales
  • Investment Properties & 1031 Exchanges
  • Trust Sales
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Internet/Social Media Marketer
  • Very Responsive
  • Strong Negotiator
  • Excellent Work Ethic