My husband and I have a special place in our heart for Laguna Beach as this is where we both decided to get married to each other over 30 years ago! We were looking for a property that was small, close to the beach and within a budget that would work for a second home. My husband and I had been looking for the right property for 6-7 years. We made an offer on a couple of them but either the price or timing was not right for us. This past December my husband was just driving in the area when he noticed that a property in the same complex that we have had an eye on was on sale. He popped in to see it and told me that I should go see it the next day! We both went the next day and fell in love with it! The appeal of the home is that it is the right size for the two of us, done-up tastefully and easily accessible to all that Laguna Beach has to offer! BUT we were going to be leaving on vacation in 10 days so were wondering what to do! Gilda and then Hilary helped us get the offer accepted by the owner, worked with us in getting the inspection done and all the other paperwork completed so that we could leave on vacation as planned! They were both very professional and have a wonderful team of support staff to help make the transaction smooth-thanks to them we are the proud owners of a property in Laguna Beach-a dream come true!
Last year, Hillary found a tenant for my beach front condominium. We had mixed feelings about putting our unit up for rent and she was both sympathetic and businesslike in her approach to our situation. We are thrilled with the quality of the renter that she found for us. She took all the worry out of what could have been a highly stressful transaction and continues to be available for follow-up. I cannot recommend her highly enough. If and when we require real estate services in the future, she will be my first call.
As we near the closing of our Laguna home, Rick and I want to thank you again. We had been weighing the pros and cons of selling our home vs. investing substantially in it to make it the gem that it should be. A gorgeous view, but a home that needed too much time and work. At our age, we didn’t want to go through yet another remodel. We wanted to be spending our time biking, traveling, and with family.
It was in late May, that I connected with Hillary about a “make me move” offer on our home. We agreed on a minimum price and then Rick and I went off to Spain and Italy for a three week vacation. Our agreement was that if Hillary could sell our home at our agreed upon price, “as is”, with no listing, no advertising, and no signs, we’d go for it. Amazingly, less than two months later, our transaction is coming to a successful conclusion. The fact that Hillary sold it at 99% of our listing price (and over our agreed upon minimum) with no signs, no MLS listing, and no advertising is even more amazing! And, amidst the complexities of this transaction, Hillary kept sanity, professionalism, and grace…not to mention ours. Hillary is simply spectacularly great at her job.
Gale and David
Wow! Hillary Caston is the gal you want selling your home. Hillary not only takes care of all the needs to sell your home, she takes care of you (chicken soup when you have a cold).
In the first five minutes of meeting Hillary, my husband and I could see her passion for people and what she represents. If you’re looking for a REAL estate agent, look no further, Hillary is your gal. Professional, hard worker and most of all compassionate. Hillary, thank you for being you and thank you for all that you do!
John and Jeannie V
I started to write a glowing review about our experience with Hillary. Unfortunately, this site only gives us so many words, so I couldn’t say what all that I wanted to say, but in a nutshell, we have bought/sold numerous properties in 4 different countries and think that we know a good agent when we see one. Hillary beats good…she is a GREAT agent. Knowledgeable, tireless, and an OK driver. Use her. You won’t regret it.
Dave and Terri D
Hillary Caston is such n amazing individual! After meeting with her at an Open House, she was very persistent in selling our home very quickly…she did it within 45 days!!!!!! We consider her a “Wonder Woman/Super Hero” soft of individual as she goes way out of the normal responsibilities of a real estate agent. She assisted with staging our home, meeting contractors for repairs, scheduling termite work, etc.
In closing, we were overly impressed with her tenacity in locating a new home for us in such a short period of time. Our new home is absolutely perfect. We are so happy and owe it all to her!!!!
I have purchased many homes in my lifetime. In the past 3 years, I have purchased 4 homes. Three of them were in Texas and the most recent home was with Hillary Caston in Southern California. The difference between my purchase experience with Hillary and the other realtors is night and day. I have known Hillary for 15 years and she actually works for the customer to make the process as painless as possible. It takes a lot for me to write a recommendation on someone who has worked for me and in this case she is worth the recommendation. GREAT JOB Hillary!
The Coastal Property Experts is a resource for buyers and sellers. Hillary has the tools to find an expert stager, can do it handyman or workout every bump in a transaction. Hillary is a trusted friend and brilliant negotiator. Because she knows all the players personally, she will present your offer in person with her charing skills of persuasion. I’ve seen her get her buyer’s offer a yes when they were not the highest bidder. Hillary will smile and not take no for an answer. This takes years of experience and caring. Hillary has a heart as big as the Orange County sunset in August. I would give her higher than a five star review.
Hillary assisted me in selling our family home in Emerald Bay. From the listing presentation to the marketing to the final negotiations, Hillary was extremely thorough, creative, effectively aggressive and professional. Hillary thinks outside the box and leaves no stone un-turned. I highly recommend Hillary as a seller or buyer’s agent.
Hillary from The Coastal Property Experts has been a lifesaver and is a wealth of knowledge. When buying, selling, or leasing real estate, finding the right agent is CRITICAL!! Hillary always goes above and beyond, and has treated us like family. Hillary has helped us greatly, and will continue to do business with her in the future. Highly recommend!
We had the pleasure of working with Hillary Caston. Found her to be extremely professional, well informed, competent and efficient. The process of buying a home in Laguna Beach was seamless thanks to Hillary and we enjoy each moment there.
You are the coastal property expert! We have known you for many years and purchased our first Laguna Beach home from you. You heard our plan of owning the home for five years and came knocking five years later and sold the home for us at the height of the housing crisis. We sold it with no problem!
You helped us find our gorgeous Crystal Cove house. When we decided to sell it, you had it staged and sold it in 1 day. We live in Texas and you have made it a painless process. When we decide to buy again we will look to our favorite coastal expert, Hillary Caston!! Thank you Hillary, you truly are the BEST!!