What’s My Home Worth
Whether you’re thinking of selling your home, or you’re just curious to see how much your home is worth, we’d be happy to provide you with a free current market value and suggested listing price for your home. Simply fill in the required information below, including your contact information, and we will contact you soon.
Meet the Zakhar Team
Jim & Cheryl Zakhar
Jim CalBRE: 00823355
Cheryl CalBRE: 00983637
Jim is a Real Estate Broker, licensed by the State of California Department of Real Estate, and a founding co-owner of Regency Real Estate Brokers, where he served as Chairman of the Board in 2005. Jim sets the standard and direction of the Zakhar Team. Since moving to California from Chicago, Jim has built a solid reputation as a marketing expert and strong negotiator. A constant stream of referrals from satisfied clients has kept Jim at the top 1% of successful agents nationwide.
Cheryl is a licensed Real Estate Agent and a founding co-owner of Regency Real Estate Brokers. In addition to representing buyers and sellers, Cheryl manages income properties, designs the long-term marketing plans, and maintains the budgets and financial functions.
Jim Zakhar III
Jim Zakhar III began his career in real estate after he graduated from the University of Arizona. Jim III’s dedication and desire to succeed has been unmatched by many in the industry. He has a strong background in business finance, management, marketing, and knowledge of the Southern Orange County real estate communities.
With years of real estate experience and a background in technology, Jake brings to the table skills not often found in the real estate profession. Driven by customer service, coupled with cutting edge technology tools, both buyers and sellers receive the highest level of service while accomplishing their goals in the most effective, efficient manner when working with Jake.
Jeff & Debbie Glass
As a past Senior Vice President for a large distribution company, Jeff understands the art of the transaction with thirty-four years of sales and marketing experience. He brings exceptional skills to the team that helps our clients clearly identify their objectives. Jeff helps guide our clients through the listing, selling, and buying processes to exceed their expectations.
Debbie is the Team Marketing Coordinator and Home Staging expert for all of the Zakhar team. She is highly organized and well versed in the day-to-day activities of the office.
Michelle has been a licensed real estate agent since 1993. She began her career in real estate as an asset manager for Relocation Center of Southern California. Michelle also served as an asset manage for Cal REO, a company that sold bank owned properties throughout the United States. She currently practices real estate and is a specialist in short sale negotiations. She deals directly with mortgage lenders and negotiates settlements between the homeowner and their mortgage company. In addition, Michelle is one of the areas most sought after transaction coordinators. She is responsible for the day-to-day activity and follow-up associated with a real estate transaction. She is also responsible for communication and paperwork affiliated with a real estate transaction. She follows up with all parties and verifies all deadlines are met, all paperwork is DRE compliant, close of escrow is on time, and the whole transaction is as smooth as possible.
Randy’s 15-year career in teaching transfers perfectly to his work with The Zakhar Team, allowing him to guide clients through the process of buying or selling a home. His perspective as a husband and father of three motivates him to serve his clients by not just looking for a house, but helping them to find their home.
Regency Real Estate Brokers
25950 Acero Ste 100
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
We chose the Zakhar team because of their knowledge of the tract we lived in for over 25 years. When we first moved in, their signs were everywhere in the neighborhood and seemed to sell quickly. So decades later, when we eventually sold, the Zakhar team was our first choice. We obtained excellent advice on how to price the home, when to reduce the price and how much, what to fix or improve (and not improve) so we could maximize the chance of getting a good offer without spending unnecessary money. As a result our house attracted a good offer within 2 weeks of listing, and we were painlessly guided though the sale process from the date of the offer through close of escrow.
Scott – Lake Forest
We have used Jim Zakhar, Sr., three times now — twice to buy (1994 & 2016) and once to sell (2017). Each time we could see that it was important to Jim to do right by us. He made sure that we found the right house for us — he didn’t let us settle for the right house in the wrong location. He knows the market so well that he knew we could find the right fit. Jim made sure that when we did find the right home that we didn’t overpay in our excitement. When it came time to sell, Jim had “a Rolodex full of” referrals in his phone of good quality, good priced workers/contractors that could step right in and help move along the job of fixing up our old home. His recommendations were spot on! When we put the house for sale it looked the best it had in 22 years — definitely better than when we bought it. The updates went quickly and smoothly. Jim marketed the house well, and we received multiple offers after just one open house! We closed escrow in only 25 days above asking price at $30,000 more than we originally thought. We wholeheartedly recommend Jim Zakhar, Sr., for all of your residential real estate needs!
Gina – Lake Forest
Jim and his team have bought or sold 9 homes for our family over the past 20 years. He is the most professional residential broker I have ever met. I am a commercial real estate broker and deal with other brokers all the time. His expertise in the market and negotiative skills are exceptional. He is extremely honest and is very attentive. You never wonder what is going with showings, offers, etc. Reports regularly. Always felt we got the best price when buying and selling. A really good guy with a great family.
Stan – Coto de Caza
We have personally used them three times, as a buyer and a seller, and referred multiple clients. They carry exceptional knowledge of Southern California, they follow a detailed realtor process, very professional, and impressive listeners. They utilize these combined traits to show us houses that were customized to our needs as a buyer and instructed us in preparation to maximize the presentation of our house for selling.
Roberta – Rancho Santa Margarita
Jim has deep knowledge of South Orange County neighborhoods and properties. He was always professional, punctual, and straight forward. We are new homeowners so the process was a little overwhelming to say the least. With great sensitivity and experience, Jim walked my wife and I through this process. Responses to phone calls, texts, and e-mails were typically in minutes. Bottomline, Jim was on “our” side. Having my family in a house we could afford and love was his primary goal. I imagine walking the fine line between “closing a deal” and looking out for clients can be tough. I NEVER felt Jim saw my wife and I as dollar signs. He’s a family man looking out for other families and I’m grateful for our experience with him and his family!
Steve – Lake Forest
The Zakhar Team has represented our family, and extended family, on transactions over the past twelve years. Regardless of whether the property was in Orange County or San Diego County, they knew the lay of the land and the market profile perfectly.
The listings were each handled smoothly, openly and honestly. Their suggestions were always on-point and helped in the sale of our dwellings, and in each case, the sales price exceeded the initial asking price. The Zakhars are miracle workers! And, the entire transaction from beginning to end never exceeded 90-days even in this bad economy!
They are the only realtors we use or recommend.
Rick – Trabuco Canyon
Here’s the deal: We went with the Zakhars because they know our area better than anyone. When we met with them the first time at our house they presented a very professional and well thought out plan for sale. Lots of collateral material. Further, because the family works as a team, they compliment each other very well. When we received an offer ABOVE my most optimistic asking price, the Zakhars skillfully maneuvered the buyers loan assessor through the assessment process by enlarging the area of comps to buttress the case for qualifying the larger loan amount. It worked. They also made the tedious job of the required paper work palatable. Last but not least, Jim Zakhar ( the patriarch) is a nice guy to work with. And for me, with such a short patience, that was essential. I highly recommend the Zakhar’s!!
Peter – Lake Forest
We lived in our Costa Mesa home for over 25 years so had no recent real estate experience. We built a new home in Irvine but didn’t know who to ask for help selling our old one. A new neighbor recommended Jim Zakhar who we promptly called. The rest is a dream come true because we had high anxiety about the process, our home needed work & we didn’t know who to get it from. Jim has an entire crew that we used to spruce up the yard, remove a tree, replace the carpet, paint the house, inside & out, make plumbing & carpentry repairs & so much more. He helped us list it for the right price (for more than we had anticipated) & within 2 days of listing it we had 2 offers & he helped us pick the right one. Jim made the entire process easy for us including the ending signature process which we could now do securely on line–sweet! My DH is so pleased that he has already given out Jim’s card to several friends at his work. We have total confidence in his great service and we’re so grateful for his excellent help.
Ingrid – Costa Mesa
Have been doing business with the Zakhars for about 10 years. Before that I would call Jim for advice and he always took the time for me even though I was not a client. My family has bought and sold five properties with the Zakhars and each time have received excellent and immediate service. I have also used them to find tenants for me and to find rentals. I have dealt mostly with Jim but now have my children working with his children so they can establish a long professional relationship like I have. I now have come to think of Jim and Cheryl as my friends!
Gail – Laguna Beach
Homeowner & Buyer Reviews
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