Victor Vasu with 27 years experience has been recognized by The Wall Street Journal Nationally and in Orange County for residential and investment sales volume. Victor brings solid experience and unsurpassed professionalism to every transaction. He is an expert negotiator. Victor also is an authority in the field of analytics as evidenced by his work with Corelogic the largest provider of real estate analytics in the U.S. His unique talent for rapidly mastering property values in varying locations and economic environments have led him to work with Fannie Mae, Chase, OneWest Bank, Nationstar Mortgage, Wells Fargo, Capital One, Corelogic, Bayview Loan Servicing, Pentagon Federal Credit Union, Phoenix Asset Management, Green River, Comerica Bank, Atlas REO, Liberty National Bank, Zion’s Bank, and the Small Business Administration.
Suzanne Vasu is a licensed real estate broker with over 26 years of real estate experience and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance, Real Estate and Law with options in Real Estate Finance and Financial Management from Cal State Long Beach. She has a strong sales background with an emphasis on customer satisfaction.
Her marketing and advertising plans, advanced computer and technology skills, and ongoing research for the current best available marketing avenues ensures clients that they have hired one of the most professional and successful teams in Orange County.
Bill Coté has sold many of the most recognizable and expensive homes on record in Newport Beach, Corona del Mar, Laguna Beach and the Gold Coast. In his impressive 43 year career his clients, past and present, include corporate executives, entertainment and sports celebrities. His personal sales exceed $1.6 billion with more than 1,600 transactions He began his career as an attorney, having earned a law degree with honors from Western State University, College of Law. While working as a broker, he also taught real estate investment analysis and real estate law at UC Irvine for 17 years. He is a military Veteran having served with the US Navy Seabees in Vietnam in 1965-66.
John Mason studied Real Estate at both Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College. He started in the real estate industry in 1993. He uses his general real estate knowledge and understanding of how to communicate with people, particularly over the phone, to increase public awareness of our listings to a targeted audience, and to develop new business in selected areas.
We think the accomplishments above speak for themselves, but the testimonials from our past clients mean the most to us:
I am writing this letter because I was so impressed by your professionalism and expert knowledge of the real estate market. Your team was consistent in communicating with my family and always concerned with details. You kept me posted of the progress from the beginning until the transaction closed. You stood out from amongst all the real estate brokers that I interviewed. Thank you so much for the perfect job, well done!
~ Paul Frank, Designer
Thank you for all the hard work you had done in closing a very difficult transaction. Your skills in solving problems, putting out fires, and making everyone feel like winners were some of the most impressive we have seen in our business careers. You are gifted with talent, patience and perseverance. Many thanks for a job superbly done.
~ A.N. CEO Quantum Technology
We want you to know how happy we were with you both, and your team, for all the services you provided throughout the entire transaction. We feel very fortunate to have sold our house at close to asking price. You obviously know your market well. The recommendations you gave us from finding the right lender, escrow company, and related home services were perfect.
~ Lynn and Josh Stroner
I found the entire Coté-Vasu Preferred Team to be excellent to work with. They are hard working, professional, energetic and extremely knowledgeable about the real estate market and what it takes to get homes sold. I found that the competing agents couldn’t come close to providing the marketing and advertising bandwidth of First Team Estates®, nor compete with The Coté-Vasu Preferred Team’s expertise level that only comes with a 40+ year successful sales track record.
~ Corporate Client
We interviewed several companies and Realtors® trying to find the right person to represent us. No one came close to the professional approach offered by The Coté-Vasu Preferred Team. They were as prepared to spend a substantial amount of time and effort marketing our property, and more importantly, they lived up to his commitment for the entire duration from listing to closing.
~ Arnold Grant, Deputy General Counsel Beckman Coulter, Inc.
My home had been on the market for six months when I felt I needed a new approach and better marketing. I called The Coté-Vasu Preferred Team and asked; “Can you sell my place in 30 days?” And that’s exactly what they did. I am so grateful for their team’s attention to detail and their expertise – selling my home was a difficult decision for me, and I was an emotional client. The Coté-Vasu Preferred Team really helped me keep perspective every step of the way. Their systems were evident in the smooth communications between us all and all the marketing was cutting edge. This team is competent, timely, and didn’t miss a beat. Truly an impressive operation.
~ Paul Emery, CEO of Brilliant Communications
Of the handful of Realtors® I interviewed to sell my home, The Coté-Vasu Preferred Team was the only team that I felt really “got it”. They understood the value of proper marketing and pricing. I had strong ideas about how to position my home (due to my own marketing background) and it was crucial for me to play an active role in determining how to present my home. Thankfully, they were completely comfortable and receptive to my input. They have a great “eye” and the photography in my home turned out beautifully, then they directed the creation of an outstanding video tour. I am absolutely convinced these strategies overcame some extreme challenges – my home, while completely charming and in a beautiful setting, was located in a declining community; interest rates were high; it was a buyer’s market; and condo sales were the slowest they had been in 20 years! Despite it all, I received and accepted a full-price offer just 3 days after our very first preview, and the end result, my home sailed through escrow and closed on schedule!
~Sarah Ellingson, Illustrator Irvine Community Development Company