Kathy Leimkuhler - Testimonials

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It was a pleasure working with Kathy and Eric.

They are very professional and enthusiastic and were always available to answer all questions. They were on site for every showing and we would highly recommend them for any real estate transaction.

Richard H.

We made a long distance purchase of a second home.

Kathy helped us narrow down areas of interest, showed us properties and forwarded us information on properties to review when we were not in town. She always responded promptly , was thorough and professionally assisted us with all aspects of the search through final closing. She was always accommodating on schedule and efficiently utilized our time.

Pamela Teets

The Leimkuhler Group was excellent to work with!

Their local expertise, professionalism, knowledge, and marketing allowed me to get a record-setting price for the sale of my home. From the moment I first met with them, through the listing of my home in Mabury Ranch, to the close of escrow, everything went off without a hitch, exactly as Kathy & Eric planned. I was very pleased with how they conducted business, including their communication and the fact that they were personally involved in every aspect of the sale to make it as seamless as possible. I would highly recommend The Leimkuhler Group!


It was a such a pleasure working with Kathy and the entire team at Leimkuhler Group.

We had been interested in selling our house for some time and Kathy had multiple consultations with us leading up to the listing in regards to what things needed to be fixed and changed in order to command top dollar from the sale. She made the entire process simple from start to finish, and within the first week of our house being on the market, we had multiple offers. When our first buyer backed out, Kathy quickly reached out to the back up offers and got an offer at the same price with a quick close. She truly understands the Anaheim Hills and Southern California real estate market and made the process incredibly easy. The thorough knowledge of her and her staff, made the process of selling our home an absolute pleasure. She’s truly the best realtor with an amazing team around her.

C Hill

When I think of Kathy, the first thing that comes to mind is that she exemplifies all things professional.

She goes far beyond what is necessary to see the transaction all the way through to successful completion. She works tirelessly and diligently and seems to be available 24/7. She truly represents her clients' best interests, and doesn't worry about her commissions, as she always puts the client first. Her experience and background is outstanding and she uses her knowledge and superlative negotiation skills to benefit her clients. Most importantly, the greatest trait that Kathy exhibits is that she always keeps her word - simply stated: she lives up to her commitments. I would highly recommend Kathy to anyone who wants an agent who is experienced, proactive, reliable and just an amazing person. Kathy is not only our agent (both selling and buying), but has become a very special friend to us. We are very happy and satisfied with our relationship, and wish her continued successes.

Chuck & Chris Prieve

When I decided to sell my beloved home of 25 years and relocate to a different area of the state, I immediately called Kathy because she came highly recommended from my former neighbors when they sold their house.

As she and Eric sat at my kitchen table introducing themselves and their sales strategy, I knew I was in safe hands. Of course, you would expect good agents to be knowledgeable, professional, and upbeat negotiators with a proven track record in real estate. They were all of this and much more. Eric and Kathy spent hours with me, explaining all the documents I was reading and signing and exactly what to expect at every stage of the selling process. If I had a question, a quick text received a quick response, and I was on my way. This brings me to more of their outstanding qualities as agents: patience, timeliness, clear communication, and understanding. These qualities are not necessarily common to all agents, as I was frequently reminded when I was dealing with a different agent who was representing me as a buyer in another part of the state. Messages went days before being acknowledged, and some were even ignored. Kathy and Eric, on the other hand, were always available within moments, whether in email, text, phone calls, or even in person! If I needed help moving furniture, they were on the spot in moments. If I needed recommendations for workers, they had the names of people they knew and trusted. And if I needed someone to check on my cats when I could not be at home, they obliged and provided comfort to my felines. But perhaps their most outstanding quality is their empathy. They always took time to acknowledge the emotional side of selling the house I loved and saying goodbye to a neighborhood I had called home for over 25 years. In fact, I count my new friendship with Kathy and Eric as the most valuable gain from selling my house. They are exceptional agents and loyal friends.

E. Elchlepp

Enjoyed working w you for the sales of 2 properties.

Thanks I. Batra.

Indira Batra

We highly recommend Kathy Leimkuhler, a fantastic real estate agent and a pleasure to work with.

After having our high-end North Tustin home listed for over a year without a successful sale, we ultimately decided to re-list it with Kathy based on a friend’s recommendation. She was great to work with, bringing a high level of professionalism, balanced with a very likeable, straight-forward way of communicating with us. The brochures, ads and video were beautifully produced and represented the property like never before. While she has a full team behind her, Kathy remained very hands-on, taking the time to really know the large property, and to lead every showing and open house, herself. (This was in stark contrast to our experience with our previous high-profile OC broker.) She professionally navigated the escrow process for us, keeping our hassle-factor to a minimum, and successfully closed escrow ahead of schedule. After 16 months on the market, Kathy brought us a reasonable offer within two months! Thank you, Kathy!!!

Doug and Dana McCaulley

Kathy and Jennifer are my "real estate angels".

This was my first time buying a home and they made this experience one of the best. The house I purchased was in fierce competition with 10 offers and Kathy and Jennifer made my house dreams come true representing me and making the process easy and seamless. Not only do I recommend them to anyone who is in the market but these wonderful ladies will do everything they can to ensure your house dreams become a reality. Thank you to both of them for making my dreams come true.

Taryn Conway

Kathy is an absolutely incredible person and a stellar real estate agent!

  I feel so grateful to have found her.  When my husband and I decided to sell our home I did an online search for an agent. I was impressed with Kathy’s reviews. I gave her a call and set up a meeting. Upon meeting her I felt like she was honest and realistic. I didn’t want an agent that was just going to tell me what I wanted to hear. She was also a positive, interesting and an overall enjoyable person to be with. Of course you really want to like the person that you hire to sell your house. It was an instant connection and Kathy was hired. The process of selling the house had ups and downs but I felt like Kathy, Eric and her team were excellent advocates for us through the whole process.  She did an absolutely incredible job selling our house. I believe that an agent’s true skills come out when the negotiations get tough and problems arise. She handed every issue gracefully and with confidence. Kathy is clever, creative, and a great problem solver. I truly believe she was a gift from above. I’m so grateful that I had the opportunity to work with her and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an agent with integrity!

Dan & Janae Raphael

Kathy and Eric are the epitome of everything you could want in a realtor; well connected, knowledgeable about Parkridge, and professional.

There is an ease about the way in which they conduct business even amidst all the stress that comes with negotiating such an important personal transaction. The Leimkuhler’s come across as a team that truly love what they do and enjoy all there is about Parkridge. Beginning with the day we called to have our home listed, it was nice to have everything planned and scheduled from the ariel photos, marketing pre-sale, indoor photos and staging. We are thankful to have Kathy as a neighbor and our A++ realtor.

Mike and Gretchen Bishman

Downsizing-As most families, my sister and I were faced with transitioning our Father into a smaller place that he could manage and his large house in Anaheim Hills was no longer practical.

We had several "friends of the family" in the Real Estate business and fortunately chose not to rely on "friendships" and instead focused on the best qualified. We interviewed ALL the local agents including our friends. Kathy and her team were the obvious winners. They took the emotional, physical and financial needs into consideration and made the entire process a dream. Kathy's knowledge of the area and personal touch was remarkable and she explained the entire process and strategy of pricing the home properly to get the most exposure and the most money. Within a short period of time we had a "bidding war" and she not only sold his house at a higher amount than we originally expected but found my Father a beautiful affordable condo he could call his own and was comfortable in. He loves Kathy and her team and she handled his delicate mental state and kept him out of the difficult issues the elderly face when downsizing. She's a WINNER! Divorce- Within a year, I was faced with my divorce and had to sell my own house in Anaheim Hills. Of course Kathy and her team were hired again because of their past success and our wonderful experience. My divorce was complicated and the personalities involved were not only emotionally charged but almost impossible in my opinion. Kathy was able to maneuver through the gauntlet and take everyone's concerns into consideration. It truly was amazing to see how she again made a difficult home sale seem so easy for everyone involved. I don't write testimonials for anyone, but Kathy Leimkuhler is exceptional and our situations were both complicated and seemingly impossible. Go with the best and you won't regret it! Jim Deiss

James Eugene Deiss

Kathy, Eric, and the Leimkuhler Group were fantastic to work with!

We truly believe that we would not have gotten the results we did if not for them. When we first met, they laid out a strategy to sell our family home of many years, and they followed through on that plan and helped us sell for a record-breaking price! They were extremely professional, available, willing to answer questions, and prepared. One of the most important things was that they were very focused on doing everything they could for our listing, including marketing, negotiating, and working behind the scenes to ensure everything went smoothly, and it showed! Our home sold for a spectacular price that was higher than we could have ever imagined, and they worked to get us 2 months to stay in our house for free in order to give us time to move. We could not be happier with their work. If you want to sell your property, look no further than the Leimkuhler Group! You will not be disappointed!

Gordon Thulemeyer

Kathy and her team recently represented us in the sale of our home and we were thrilled with every aspect of the relationship.

The Leimkuhler Group brings the full package of beautiful and comprehensive marketing, a balanced and experienced perspective during the offer and negotiation stages and consistent communication throughout the entire process.I highly recommend the Leimkuhler Group whether you are buying or selling a home. I'm confident that you'll see the same highly comprehensive capabilities the team delivers - and be glad that you did!

Dan Dixon

Excellent experience.

Kathy is a dynamite sales person and besides selling our house , she is also a kind , comforting human being.

Indira. Anaheim Hillsb

Selling your home is a big decision.

Deciding who to help you sell your house is just as important. We chose Kathy & Eric to sell our home because of their knowledge and expertise with in selling in the area. Our experience with them was excellent all the way through. From the first time we reached out through the final details of the sale, Kathy & Eric were consummate professionals. They were always prepared, always on time, and always had the answers we needed! The other thing that impressed us with Kathy & Eric was their marketing ability. The data they presented, the network they are a part of, and the professionals they brought in to help us sell the home were excellent. And the results showed. We listed our property for sale and within 4 days we had 5 solid offers. Kathy & Eric were great at helping us evaluate the offers and make a decision on what was best for us. We would highly recommend them. They are excellent!

Doug White

Hi, If you are reading this testimonial and looking for a Realtor to help you buy a new home or sell your house, stop looking!

Kathy is a well qualified professional, who knows her business inside and out. Her knowledge is what makes the buying or selling process as easy as it can possibly be. She is very responsive and a great communicator and negotiator who works hard on your behalf. She helped us through the selling of our house in July 2019 and we couldn't be happier! I'd give more than 5 stars if I could. Call Kathy!

Victor Velasco

Kathy was amazing!

We had an offer in 3 days and a backup offer by day 6! Her marketing plan was unique and innovative compared to other agents we interviewed. Kathy was personally present at our home for every inspection and represented our interest well when we could not be there. She was a great source of information and guidance thru the process because of her experience. After 25 years in the same home we could not imagine how smooth she made the entire transition for us. We thank you Kathy for all the understanding, support and positivity you brought to us.

Rod & Rosemary Ford

It was great!

Kathy went above and beyond, responding to all situations in a very professional and enthusiastic manner! She really showed a personal interest in my families joy over the entire process!!

Barbara Lynn Allison

I have been involved in Real Estate, Mortgage Lending for over 18 years.

My wife and I hired Kathy to list and sell our home. We knew she was a perfect fit. We have known Kathy for over 4 years. Her professionalism, character, follow through, and work ethic are 2nd to none. We knew we were aligning ourselves with a true Professional. We give our highest level of Recommendation to Kathy Leimkuhler.

Kevin Fogarty

Kathy was a great agent and we couldn't be happier with both the sale of our condo and the purchase of our new home.

Kathy was with us every step of the way and answered any of the million questions we had throughout the entire process. We would recommend Kathy for everyone. The process of selling the condo and buying the new home couldn't have gone more smoothly and Kathy was a huge part of that. Only bad thing is she helped us find our perfect home so much so that we probably won't need her services any time in the near future but that's a good problem to have.

Gary Tateyama

Kathy was such a pleasure to work with, her knowledge of our home and area was excellent.

She lived up to and exceed all her promises of marketing and showcasing our home. Kathy made the process very painless, from the negotiating to the close. We cannot recommend Kathy enough if you are looking for someone to live up to her promises and you want to get results. 

Jennifer Kause

My wife and I had to move out of state rather suddenly.

Because we had had such a great experience with Kathy and Eric Leimkuhler in the past, we turned to them again for some help. They came through in a major way! The Leimkuhlers put their expertise to work for us: they were able to sell our house very quickly for a price that was significantly higher than what we thought we could get. We trusted them in a crucial moment in our lives, and they knew exactly what they were doing. Kathy and Eric picked the exact right moment to put the house on the market, and as they predicted we had two competing offers within a week of listing. By following their skillful guidance, we got even higher counter-offers and settled on the best one. During the escrow process, we had a big hiccup that almost derailed the deal; but of course, Kathy and Eric saved the day! The routine inspection revealed that our garage door had not been permitted with the city. Even though the door had been installed decades before we had even bought the house, it was still our responsibility to fix the situation. The city inspector told us we might have to tear out the door and make it into a wall, which would have been absurd. During this whole process, my wife and I were both out of state already. Kathy and Eric did everything to get us through this stressful situation. They met with the city inspector multiple times at our garage; they coordinated with a contractor to show that the door was structurally sound; they prepared documents for the very detailed permitting application. Then, Kathy and Eric even personally went all the way to City Hall and met with the city building permits department and charmed them into approving a permit for our garage door! When Kathy and Eric called me on speaker phone when they were leaving City Hall, I almost wept with gratitude. They had worked a miracle to save the day! Kathy and Eric Leimkuhler are experts at buying and selling houses; and they will go above and beyond to get the job done. I am grateful to them for their hard work, kindness, and generosity. I highly recommend them to help you with your house!

Joseph Murphy

Kathy was our agent when we sold our house in Orange.

We had interviewed 5 different realtors, and we were impressed with her as a person, and an agent. She helped us all the way through the process and made herself accessible along the way. Having lived in our house 35 years, we had many concerns and she helped guide us through the process. I would highly recommend her to anyone trying to sell, or buy, their home.

Tim Boyd

Kathy was the 4th Real Estate agent we talked with.

She had been recommended by our neighbor, and she lived up to his recommendation. We were impressed by her right away. We had been in our house 35 years and yet Kathy was able to make the experience as smooth and painless as possible. We felt like she put our needs first. She is a very good communicator and when we had questions or problems, she either took care of it personally, or she had her staff refer us to someone who would resolve the situation. It was a long process and she helped us from beginning to end. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to sell, or buy, a home.

Tim and Denise Boyd

We recently used Kathy to sell a house that was very important to us.

She handled the transaction with efficiency and professionalism. The house was in escrow in a week and she made sure that it went at smoothly as possible. We highly recommend her and felt that she brought a personal touch that was indicative of her business acumen and great personal touch.

Karen Calabrese

If you want true professionals guiding your real estate sale or purchase, hire the Leimkuhler Group.

Everything they did was friendly, professional and got exactly the results they predicted, the sale of our home in 30 days for more than the previous, expired listing.

S. Henslee Smith

Well done Kathy,you kept your promise you sold our house quick , and got what we needed.

Thanks again. The Doumani

Jacques Doumani

Kathy Leimkuhler is an energetic, upbeat real estate agent.

She never fails to be supportive of her clients and enthusiastic about their homes. The marketing materials she produces for her listings are superbly done, with an eye toward highlighting the selling points of a home that might otherwise be overlooked. We were particularly impressed with the excellent video and elegant brochure she created for our home and her hands-on approach throughout the process. Unlike some high-powered agents, she does NOT distance herself from her clients after they’ve signed on with her. She stays on board and makes sure that their home is being shown to best advantage. We highly recommend Kathy; she is a skilled and ethical agent who will do everything in her power to produce a successful sale.

Bob Boghosian & Beth Warren

2020 has been a year which none of us could have foreseen occuring.

Our relocation out of California had been in process for a year and at the crucial time for the move and placing the house on the market the pandemic kicked in full gear. Absolutely bringing everything to a standstill and closing down the realty market. Kathy you and your team proved to be amazing. We selected you all based on your Teams straight-forward honesty and can do attitude and this was before the term Covid 19 had ever been heard of. The marketing plan and strategy pre-Covid had to be adapted by your team to meet the new State Covid mandates and we never once heard an excuse from you or your team. I can still hear your voice on the phone " Dominic don't worry we will figure this out and take care of it". Given we were already out of State that was always a relief to hear and a confidence builder. You and Team exceeded any and all of our expectations we set when we selected your group to represent our home of 20 plus years. You delivered on every promise. The end result being a great closure for the buyers and Us. Once again all the thanks and job well done to the Team! Dominic & Ora

Dominic & Ora De Maria

Kathy helped us to sell our home in Orange earlier this year.

We chose Kathy for several reasons. First, we had such a positive experience with her when we purchased the home two years prior (she represented the seller in that transaction). We found her as engaging, and thoughtful in balancing the needs of both buyer and seller. Second, it was clear that she was an absolute expert on our area and market conditions. She knew the prospective buyers who were interested in homes in our neighborhood, and as a neighbor we knew she was invested in a positive outcome for all involved. Kathy was able to identify the right buyer for the home before we even listed it on the market. She was also instrumental in helping us create a situation that allowed us to remain in the home for the Spring to allow our daughter to finish the school year in Orange after we closed. Kathy was invested in a win-win for all involved, and very helpful to us personally during the transition. For that we are forever grateful. If you need a realtor in Orange County -- and in particular in the Orange, Tustin, Yorba Linda, Anaheim Hills area our family gives Kathy and the entire Leimkuher First Team Real Estate team our highest endorsement. You won't be disappointed!

John Beering

She met with me and my husband and showed us the "right" type of property after we explained what we had in mind to purchase.

Although the financial process had some hiccups, Kathy helped things move along smoothly.

Janis Buchner

We wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts fro all the assistance you gave us in the selling and buying of our home.

You were patient, helpful, and efficient in negotiating the best sale price for our home (Handy) as well as helping us buy our new home (Pegasus) at a great price. Also, we are SO grateful for your gift to us to finalize the deal – an act we so appreciated. Throughout the entire process of selling and buying, you always kept us informed and encouraged us with your timely advise and calmness! The best part about this process is the fact that we gained a friend. Both Mia and Bradley ask about you and still talk about how fun you were in including them during our search for homes and the famous “hide-a-key” lock. Bradley describes you as “The Best Realtor ever” which is the cutest thing and of course so true! They are loving our new home and can’t wait for summer to enjoy the pool. Mia is planning a New Year’s Eve bash with a few of her middle school friends to start the year off right – lol! Bradley has made a friend across the street and is spending most of his evenings shooting hoops all while enjoying the safety of the cul de sac. Again, we thank you for all your assistance and we look forward to seeing you soon.Sincerely,Todd, Lucy, Mia & Bradley 

Todd & Lucy

Kathy and Eric Leimkuhler are one of the best, most amazing realtor teams with whom we have ever worked.

We were on the selling end of the transaction and they kept us informed and educated about the process, communicated about what to expect, and overall were so professional, honest and kind that I cannot recommend them enough. We hired them to do what they do…then we got out of their way. We let them be the professionals, we took their advice about pricing and staging, and sat back and watched the magic happen. We had 80+ (prequalified) showings in one weekend, over 40 offers, and sold our 1800 sg. ft.home for $1.435m ($400K over the initial asking price). Our sale actually set a record in our neighborhood and I am convinced it is because we used the Leimkuhler team. I am NOT a real estate professional, and we relied upon their expertise, years of experience in the business and we are so happy that we did.

Barbie Stevenson

Kathy is a Rock Star!

She is sincerely interested in doing the right things for her clients in every transaction, until the transaction is completed. Very knowledgeable, honest, and dedicated realtor. You definitely want her on your team for your next real estate purchase or sale!!

Ivo Tjan

Kathy helped me sale my house under a very difficult situation.

She coordinated every aspect of the sale; helped buyer expedite the loan approval process; arranged all necessary repairs on my behalf, and remained in regular contact with me. She is one of the most trusted real estate agents I have ever met - someone I would always go back to seek help from on any real estate matters in the future. Giving Kathy 5 stars will not speak enough about her dedication, trust worthiness and efficiency! Her team is also excellent, each one of them committed to, and eager to help, Kathy's clients. I wish Kathy and her team all the best in any, and all of their endeavors.

Mohammad Asghar

The first time my wife and I met up with Kathy, she drove long way to a coffee shop right down the street from us amd she met late in the evening to accommodate our busy work schedules.

I immediately had a good feeling about her. I could tell that she genuinely cared about us, and she was passionate about helping us. She's kind, personable, and fun; and at the same time, she's professional, effective and hardworking. Being first time homebuyers, we were so grateful to have Kathy to walk us through the process. We knew we could trust in her because she was on top of every detail. That first time we met with her, we described our ideal home; now, thanks to Kathy, we're in our that home! Kathy picked the perfect opening offer that was high enough to get the seller's attention but was still a good price for us. Then she navigated the inspection process, identifying the most important repairs for the seller to do; and she worked her magic and got them to agree to it. When we closed on the house and got the keys, Kathy was as excited as we were. For me it was a joy to be around Kathy because she's living out her calling: to help people like us get the home they want. We can't thank Kathy enough.

Joseph Murphy and Alicia Quiros

Our experience with Kathy was a pleasure.

She was recommended by a friend of ours, and the recommendation turned out to be excellent. Kathy sold our home quickly at a premium price. She was a personable and knowledgeable agent in the market. She connects with people on a down to earth level with a great smile and honesty. If you are looking for a realtor you cannot do better than Kathy. Fred & Susan Fechtman

Susan Fechtman

Kathy has represented me in several home sales over the years.

I continue to turn to her because I can always count on great results due to her integrity and hard work. And it certainly helps that she really knows the market. The icing on the cake is that it is also an absolute pleasure to work with her!

Jo S.

I have participated in numerous Real Estate transactions over the years.

  None have been as seamless and enjoyable as working with Kathy and Eric.  They gave excellent advice on timing.  They got the price I was looking for and the very best terms.  This mother/son team are simply amazing.  If you're looking for a team who is no nonsense, does everything they say and more then this is the team for you.  I wish I had another property to sell Kathy and Eric so we could do it again!!!  

Robin Baker

When we were going to sell my late mother-in-law's house, we interviewed three agents.

My brother-in-law was so impressed with the second one that while we were waiting for the third, he said he wished he hadn't set up the third interview. The third interview was with Kathy, and it was scheduled almost as a formality on a recommendation from a friend. 1/2 hour after she left, we called that second guy and told him we were going another direction; we were equally blown away by Kathy's combination of professionalism, energy, and responsiveness. Throughout the entire process, she was available, sensitive to the emotions surrounding the sale of my wife's and brother-in-law's family home, and insightful. She was receptive to our wishes, but also had definite (and accurate) insights, from staging to pricing. She also managed all this from the very onset of the Covid crisis, when the rules were changing daily. Ultimately, though, this is a business in which it's all about results, so here's our result - less than a week after the house was put on the market, it sold for $50,000 more than we were hoping to get for it; a month later, we closed. Simply put, our experience could not have been better. When Kathy came to that initial interview, so did the family friend who recommended her to us. He wanted to personally introduce us and again vouch for her, although there was nothing in it for him to do so. Following our experience with Kathy and her team, it's very easy to understand how she inspired that sort of loyalty.. Highly recommended.

The Oakes & Moriarty Families

Kathy and Eric were exceptional!

From the first day we met, I was convinced they would deliver the fastest sale at the highest price possible. And, they exceeded all of our expectations! With one weekend's showing, we were able to select the very best of the 17 excellent offers that were made. We couldn't have been more pleased with their "two for the price of one" service. Eric's one lucky guy to have such an exceptional mentor, and Kathy's one lucky gal to have such a talented and hard-working son and protoge. And we were one lucky couple to have both of them on our team. In my book, they're worthy of 10 stars!

Mimi Grant

The team of Kathy and Eric was exceptional and really shine in our tough situation: What happened was our multi-million property became stale after 1.

5 year on the market with another agent. We set out to look for a new agent with extra caution, so we interviewed well-established, local agents. We had no idea about Kathy and Eric, but they gave us the most impressive interview by far, because #1 They came to the interview and thoroughly prepared with their comprehensive surveys, unlike all other agents we talked to. #2 We could really feel their bubbling enthusiasm. #3 Their commission were not much more than our first agent's commission, even though they covered staging, plus much better marketing (like night and day). Our listing contract was signed. From day one, we could tell all their works were done with excellence and much efforts: They did a wonderful job staging the house and the ground. Their staging was so well done and in such a big scale that it blew us away even though we were skeptical about staging in general. Kathy also provided some great instinct to spruce up the house. Then as time went by, we could tell their marketing strategy was top notch in every way, both online and in print. We could tell how savvy, analytical they were: Created a dedicated website and very professional video for the property; casted their net far and wide, brought in buyer interest as far away as New York. They took no break on holidays, in fact, they leveraged holiday occasions to market the property. They advertised our property on magazines and created such beautiful brochures, etc. It was not like we agreed with them on everything, but they were very good listeners. Their efforts turned around our situation: We had stream of showings and closed our escrow in 6 months. All of these happened during C-19 pandemic and Presidential election. They did a wonderful job for us from day one to the end! If you happen to have a challenging situation, or uncommon properties, or you are hand-off sellers or involved sellers or anywhere in between, you should interview Kathy and Eric. We highly recommend them by a wide margin, because of their hard work, sophisticated and effective marketing, easy to work with and never-rest attitude to earn their commissions. You could find agents with some of the attributes, but it’s very hard to find agents with all of the attributes, such as Kathy and Eric! Frank & Heidi Duong

Frank and Heidi Duong

Kathy was excellent.

Went the extra mile for us. We were away for the open house. We trusted Kathy to handle everything. Sold our house in about one week. Very satisfied. Highly recommended.

Eric Segal

Me and my husband were looking for a house sometime fall of 2017.

And we happen to go to any open house and there we met Jennifer. She gave us a tour of the house and was knowledgeable of the surrounding areas. She was so patient, nice, pleasant to talk to AND she made granola bars! Buying a house is not easy. I was getting discouraged, stressed, pretty much wanna give up. But she always encourages us. She does her research and constantly updates us of new listings. We highly recommend her. In fact, we have a handful of her business cards and we give it out to friends and families. Thank you so much, Jennifer. You made our house hunting experience, memorable. Thank you, F1rst Team!

Glenn Poblete

Kathy identified our home proactively for her client (we did not have it up for sale yet), approached us with a win-win proposal and concluded a sale so smooth and quick, that all passed like a pleasant dream.

 It was shown only to this one client, and sold. I wish all home transactions would happen like that. She delivered a great sale for us (in a buyers? market), and she got for the very discriminating Buyer a home that exactly fit his needs and plans for the future. A lot of time and effort was saved by her skill of matching the right buyer and seller. 


I think everyone would agree that buying or selling your home can be one of life's biggest desicions.

You are faced with even more challenges when the two happen simultaneously. If you are fortunate like I was, you have an agent like Kathy working for you at every turn, guiding you through each critical desicion. Kathy is so good at what she does, she is able to put you at ease, keep you positive even during the most tense times, and instill confidence in your ability to make sound decisions because she knows her stuff. She was a lifesaver and I could not have done it without her and the people she aligns herself with~top notch pros all with my best interests in mind. Forever indebted!!

Brenda Knohl

TESTIMONIAL FOR KATHY LEIMKUHLER My wife and I decided to “interview” three realtors before listing our home.

Kathy Leimkuhler was the first one on our list. Her presentation was so professional that we decided that we didn’t need to speak with other realtors. I had several items that I wanted answered before giving the listing to anyone. Kathy answered all of those questions before I had the chance to ask. She listed our house at 9 a.m. and by 2 p.m. she was back with a stager that helped us get ready for the listing pictures. During the entire process Kathy was there, at the house, on the phone, during the appraisal, during the buyer walk through, and available whenever needed. Her personal service and attention to detail is simply outstanding. We recommend Kathy to anyone thinking about listing or buying a home.

Jerry Nisker

We recently sold our home in Orange, CA.

Kathy & her son Eric represented us for the sale of our home. They are simply remarkable team. From the first moment we met, we felt like family. They went above and beyond what was expected of a realtor. They helped us stage our home, which meant moving furniture and boxes. They even provided us boxes. They took care of landscaping to ensure our house looked the best. During the sale of the home, we were out of town. Not only did they show our home, they watered our plants. Our house sold first weekend for more than asking. Kathy & Eric had a strategy to sell our home and it worked. We highly recommend them, you will not be disappointed.

Mike & Shirley Sherrill

Because it had been over forty years since the sale of my last house, I was apprehensive about how difficult it might be to sell my property.

After only about a half-an-hour meeting with Kathy, I knew she was the realtor I could trust, and she was the one I wanted to work with. She was very personable, professional and clearly explained the sales process in detail - how much to list the house for - what minor changes needed to be done to make it more attractive to buyers - even the best paint colors. After the initial weekend showing, we had multiple offers, all more than asking price. Kathy evaluated the offers and recommended the strongest buyers for me to chose from. I got the best price for the property with the least amount of hassle and worry. She also helped guide me through the escrow process, and made sure it closed in thirty days. She is a true experienced, professional who is pleasant to work with, and I highly recommend Kathy Leimkuhler for the sale of your house.

Wade Pearson

Our experience with Kathy was a pleasure.

She was recommended by a friend of ours, and the recommendation turned out to be excellent. Kathy sold our home quickly at a premium price. She was a personable and knowledgeable agent in the market. She connects with people on a down to earth level with a great smile and honesty. If you are looking for a realtor you cannot do better than Kathy. Fred & Susan Fechtman

Susan Fechtman

Kathy was our agent when we sold our house in Orange.

We had interviewed 5 different realtors, and we were impressed with her as a person, and an agent. She helped us all the way through the process and made herself accessible along the way. Having lived in our house 35 years, we had many concerns and she helped guide us through the process. I would highly recommend her to anyone trying to sell, or buy, their home.

Tim Boyd

Very pleased with all services provided by the Kathy Leimkuhler First Team Real Estate team.

My wife and I were very pleased with all the transactions handled by Kathy and her team from listing our home for sale to closing the deal. We have used Kathy’s team for several home sale and purchase transactions and have been very pleased with their performance.

Martinez Henry

We are so blessed to know Kathy Leimkuhler and to have the opportunity to work with her, Eric Leimkuhler and her team to sell our home.

Their integrity and work effort made it possible to sell our home quickly and efficiently(actually before we had purchased a new home). The Leimkuhler group has sold more homes in The Parkridge Community than any other. She has represented our community and the surrounding areas with the same success. They transformed our home with staging, marketing materials and an enormous reach to those that are looking to find their new home or a quick sell at the price we were hoping to achieve. My husband and I have lived in Orange County for 120 years combined this transition to our next home has been perfect. WE are truly grateful to Kathy and her team!

Mike and Debbie Stevenson

We just moved in to our new home a month ago and I miss Kathy already.

She has been SUCH AN AMAZING FRIEND/CONFIDANT throughout this grueling process of buying a home. It took a year and half of seeing houses and even a purchase falling through before we found the perfect place. Yet she always made us feel happy and cared for. She has been supportive, made her time available, pro-active but in no way overbearing. She would patiently listen to what we are looking for and represent us with such positive energy! She is always fair and honest about both her opinion and where we stand. I came across two dozen realtors just this past year, but she stands out in my eyes and I would not go to anyone else for our future buy/sell needs. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone without a moment's hesitation. Her knowledge and experience shared with her professional and positive attitude makes her awesome at what she does.

Jane L

It is wonderful when something is done and you can look back understanding you made the correct decisions.

When we partnered with Kathy we chose the perfect one to handle our very big job! We would not hesitate recommending Kathy to whomever might be looking for a agent that has it all.

Ken Hemstreet

Kathy Leimkuhler successfully sold my home very quickly and was accessible both by phone and text at all hours of the day.

She showed a high level of competence at every stage of the selling process and I would highly recommend her for your real estate needs.

Dan Krawitz

Kathy was and is a pleasure to know and work with, she is business minded while maintaining a comfortable and down to earth relationship.

Kathy is a dedicated professional, she is pro-active, knowledgeable, thinks outside of the box and most importantly, communicative. She is concerned about the client’s selling expenses and discourages any unnecessary costs that won’t enhance a sale. Kathy puts her head down and gets the job done; she is like the energy bunny. Hopefully, I won’t have another real estate transaction for a very long time, but if I do, Kathy and her team will be the ones I call without hesitation. I highly, highly recommend Kathy Leimkuhler, thank you Kathy!

Bobbi D

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