Len Malena

    Len Malena

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    Satisfaction Rating An agent's star rating is the average of all the ratings of their service.
    Now Managing the Orange, San Diego and Riverside Counties Coldwell Banker, Powered by ZipRealty offices. Enjoying the best of both worlds now, the long time OnLine history of ZipRealty blended together with the biggest brand in Real Estate, Coldwell Banker, part of the Realogy family!
    Now Managing the Orange, San Diego and Riverside Counties Coldwell Banker, Powered by ZipRealty offices. Enjoying the best of both worlds now, the long time OnLine history of ZipRealty blended together with the biggest brand in Real Estate, Coldwell Banker, part of the Realogy family!

    My Client Reviews

    (130 reviews)
    Overall star rating: 4.8
    Past 3 months: N/A

    Ratings Breakdown

    Star Rating Percentage of reviews with this rating Number of reviews with this rating
    5 stars
    88% of Len’s ratings: 5 stars
    (115)
    4 stars
    9% of Len’s ratings: 4 stars
    (12)
    3 stars
    2% of Len’s ratings: 3 stars
    (2)
    2 stars
    0% of Len’s ratings: 2 stars
    (0)
    1 stars
    1% of Len’s ratings: 1 star
    (1)

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    2014
    Townhome seller in Ladera Ranch
    06/10/14
    Eleonora gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    I have worked with Len, on 5 different buying and selling transactions. This time was to short-sale my rental property and as usual he was everything I could ask for in a Realtor, he is trustworthy as you can rely on him for everything and went above and beyond my expectations. He put my fire alarms back up without me asking, he purchased and fix a part that was missing from my dryer without me asking, he put an air fresher in the house as the old tenants had dogs and the house didn't smell very good. He also was very astute about when to have open houses, we decided to have them at the same time as our neighbor had theirs so we could get more traffic to the house, in fact I believe it helped both houses sell faster. Everything went smooth with no hiccups! Len will forever be my Realtor, until he retires of course :)
    03/02/07
    Eleonora gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len was the best person I could possibly choose to be my realtor. He has gone above and beyond my expectations. He helped me through each step of the way and eventually finding the perfect house I was looking for. I reccomend him to everyone as he is generous, helpful, and honest. Thank you for everything! I couldn't have done it without you!
    Condo buyer in Laguna Woods
    05/14/14
    Mary gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len was a great agent to deal with. He was knowledgeable about the very detailed requirements for buying in Laguna Woods and was able to explain what was necessary in a clear and helpful way. He was always accessible and answered all calls and emails promptly. He was able to recommend other competent professionals when necessary and was never impatient or pushy. I will highly recommend him to anyone who asks me.
    Home seller in Laguna Niguel
    04/24/14
    Missy gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    This is my third time selling/buying a house and it was , by far, the best experience I have had. He kept me up to date on the process of selling the house, what was required of me, almost daily. I appreciated the fact that he checked on the property about twice a week to make sure everything was in order. His advice during the negotiating process was invaluable! He made the process so easy -I consider him a consumate professional and would recommend him to anyone looking to sell or buy a property. Melissa Metz
    Prospective seller
    04/16/14
    a_M gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Very fast to respond!
    Home buyer in Huntington Beach
    02/07/14
    Helena gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len was very patient in my process of house hunting. He let me make my own decision without being pushy or aggresive, and was helpful in many ways.
    Home seller in Lake Forest
    01/23/14
    Lenin gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Excellent choice. Very knowledgeable and was a great experience working with him.
    12/02/13
    Lenin gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    My association with Len has been incredible. He is a honest and great guy. He is knowledgeable and helped me in buying and selling my home.
    12/22/09
    Lenin gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    I am so happy that Len was my realtor. He is very patient and helpful. We saw lot of properties and wrote lot of offers without any sucess, but he was determined to find one for us which he did. We like the home we have got now and I am very happy that we worked with Len. His time sense was amazing and he never missed any appointment and he will be there no matter what at that time.
    Home buyer in Laguna Hills
    01/23/14
    Wen gave Len 4 stars out of 5
    Very knowledge and professionalism. A good realtor to work with.
    Home buyer in Orange
    01/16/14
    Todd gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    I was a picky buyer and looked at dozens of homes. Throughout my process Len was supportive and never got frustrated. Len was always flexible with my schedule and often look at homes during off-times when our schedules didn't align. I look forward to sending friends and family his way.
    2013
    Condo seller in Glendale
    12/09/13
    Misha gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len made the selling of my property a completely enjoyable experience. I trusted him completely. He was always available to answer all of my questions and made me feel comfortable and confident at each step along the way. I always found him completely professional and knowledgeable. He was able to sell my home fast and for a great price. The entire process was smooth and incident free. I would use Len Malena again and recommend his services to all of my friends and colleages. He was completely dedicated to selling my home and making the experience stressfree and positive for me, in which he was very sucessful.
    Home buyer in San Clemente
    11/23/13
    Kelly gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len spent so much time helping us find the perfect home.
    11/23/13
    Kelly gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len is great to work with! We have purchased 2 homes with him and sold 1. We always recommend Len to to family and friends.
    Home buyer in Santa Clarita
    10/11/13
    Meghan gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len was such a pleasure to work with! He was always quick to repond and answer the multitude of questions my husband and I had. He is extremely knowledgable. I felt very comfortable working with Len and would highly reccomend him to anyone in the market to buy or sell a home.
    Condo buyer in Santa Ana
    09/28/13
    Ricky gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len guided me all the way to the end. I am a first time buyer and it was not easy. We had problem with my original lender at the last minute, I was frustrated and stressed out and Len introduced me to another lender. We closed after 14 days! So, ask your agent for a trustworthy lender, and go for it. It will safe your time and stress-free. I will definitely reach out to Len again in the future.
    09/21/13
    Azita gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len without question exceeded all of my expectations and is an absolute pleasure to work with. He truly take the time to get to know me and understand my needs. Len is someone you can trust--he is straightforward, honest, and look out for my best interests. In the future I will definitely work with Len again, his work ethic and drive can't be matched.
    Condo seller in Aliso Viejo
    09/21/13
    Ken gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Excellent service from Len.
    Home seller in Laguna Niguel
    09/09/13
    J gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Great service, Len new exactly what was coming next and was an excellent negotiator.
    Townhome buyer in Lake Forest
    08/28/13
    Gary gave Len 4 stars out of 5
    Len is an easy agent to work with. Very professional and always quick to respond to an email and request to view properties. He did not pressure us to make a decision and finally when the right property came along the transaction was very smooth.
    Condo buyer in San Juan Capistrano
    08/15/13
    Ivana gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len and Cathy are the best. They were knowledgeable and helpful throughout the entire purchase process. I am a first time home buyer and was totally clueless. Len made it easy. I would definitely use Len the next time I purchase a home. Thanks Len, you are a superstar!
    Townhome seller in Ladera Ranch
    07/27/13
    Melissa gave Len 4 stars out of 5
    Len was easy to communicate with and was quick to respond to our emails. Due to our situation we asked that as much be done online as possible and Len made that happen through DocuSign which was very helpful. Being first time sellers we stressed during our initial meeting that we be kept abreast through every step of the selling process. Len was able to do this to an extent, however, their were multiple times when we felt out of the loop and had to request a status update after not hearing from Len for a few days. Overall, Len was easy to work with, did what we asked of him and was successful in selling our home quickly.
    Response from Len
    07/28/13
    I'm really sorry to learn I was not as communicative as you would have liked, as my goal is to always keep my clients informed. Sometimes there is nothing to report, but I probably should have taken the time to state that. I do try and balance the amount of emails I send -- I want them to be informative, yet I don't want to inundate clients, as everyone receives so much email. Going forward, your feedback will remind me to be sure the client is getting what they want, as each has different needs. Thank you, and good luck with your out-of-state move! Len
    Home seller in Irvine
    07/13/13
    Tom gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len guided us every step of the way with professionalism and caring concern. He was very down to earth, and immediately helped us identify what our needs and wants were in the down-sizing process. We so appreciated his attentiveness and his people skills, not only with us, but with everyone we encountered.
    Home buyer in Lake Forest
    06/10/13
    Lam gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    My husband and I couldn’t be happier with Len and Cathy! They made such a great team! We began our home search late last year with a long list of criteria we are looking for in a home. Fortunately, we found Len and Cathy on ZipRealty. They are very patient and knowledgeable. We discussed the pros and cons for each home we visited and they would never pressure us into something that we are not comfortable with. Home search was tough because there weren’t too many houses that could meet our needs. Also, the market has been very competitive due to low inventories. Despite all the challenges, Len and Cathy were always there for us. They responded to our inquiries promptly and they were very accommodating to our schedules. We finally found a home that is meant for us with all the criteria we were looking for....plus a lot of charms. Thanks again Len and Cathy!
    Home seller in San Juan Capistrano
    05/20/13
    Bach gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len was very professional. He worked with me to execute an as-is sale plan in a depressing market. Len was also very responsive to my inquiry. He returned my phone calls right away. He informed me of all the changes through out the sale. I very appreciate his service.
    Home buyer in Ladera Ranch
    02/01/13
    Ashley gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    This is the fourth transaction we have had with Len and again we are completed satisfied. He was able to sell our home in a tough market and we were able to find our new home despite terribly low inventories. He is always honest and professional. Thank you Len!
    09/05/12
    Ashley gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len was great to work with. He was patient and really went the extra mile to get our home sold. Very Satisfied.
    03/22/08
    Ashley gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    This is the 2nd time that we have worked with Len Malena to find a home. He went above and beyond my expectations during our search. We were difficult buyers(very picky) and he was extremely patient and would offer an honest opinion when we needed to come back to reality. He was easily accessable via phone and email and was very helpful in answering our questions. I couldn't be happier.
    Condo buyer in Laguna Hills
    01/09/13
    Tricia gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    We had a wonderful experience working with Len. He worked very hard to find us a home we were happy in and his service was above and beyond. He's there to help you with everything from start to finish and really takes care of eveything. He never puts any pressure on you and is truly a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Len to anyone looking for a home.
    11/09/12
    Tricia gave Len 5 stars out of 5
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    2012
    Condo buyer in Mission Viejo
    12/26/12
    Robert gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len's patient and low-key approach was extremely helpful in navigating a difficult and stressful real estate market. I greatly appreciated his knowledge of so many of the OC residential areas and his ability to objectively point out significant features of properties we were viewing.I will definitely recommend Len to friends and family looking for a competent realtor who is easy to work with.
    Condo seller in R.S.M.
    11/23/12
    Charles gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Would highly recommend Len
    08/28/10
    Charles gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    He is the best agent I have ever worked with in buying 9 homes over the last 25 years.
    Condo buyer in Lake Forest
    11/09/12
    Chris gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len was fantastic. I could not have asked for a better realtor. He was always available to answer my questions and went above and beyond to make sure everything went smoothly, even my lenders commented to me about how professional and hardworking he was. I am very glad I chose Len to be my agent. It was my first time buying and Len made everything easy. I will be recommending him to any of my friends or family that are thinking about buying/selling. If you want an agent that you can trust, that is dependable, and hard working then you should choose Len.
    Home buyer in Irvine
    08/12/12
    Parth gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    We found Len to be dependable and easy to work with.
    Home buyer in Laguna Niguel
    08/02/12
    Megan gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len did his job well, he found a home that met all of our needs. He will never put any pressure on a first time home buyer to make offers until you are ready to make an offer, he will just keep showing you and showing you houses.
    Condo buyer in Lake Forest
    05/29/12
    Derick gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    We are really happy with the way Len helped us look for our home. When we have question, he quickly found the answer for us and for several Saturdays in a row he would patiently take us see several properties. In some occasions, we even visited some properties during the week in the last minutes notice. We would definitely work with him again when we look for a bigger home in the future and recommend him to anyone. Thanks Len.
    Condo buyer in Trabuco Canyon
    05/22/12
    Tony gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    First, let me start by saying, I have no patience. Now that I gave you some insight about myself. Second, I just completed a Short Sale that took 3-months. I couldn't imagine a better person suited to deal with someone like me. Len does a great job of showing a property and maintains his calm in some stressful situations. He did a great job for me, and I am happy with the property I own today. I highly recommend Len. He handled a person like me with no patience perfectly....
    Condo buyer in Rancho Santa Margarita
    03/06/12
    Gene gave Len 4 stars out of 5
    Len makes the stressful home buying process much easier! Even though I purchased a foreclosure and the place was a mess Len was able to stay calm and cool throughout the whole time!
    Home buyer in laguna niguel
    02/21/12
    Aurora gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len, is a very nice man. He knows his business and conducts his self in a very friendly and professional way. I also think his wife Cathy is a very sweet person , and would recommend them to friends.
    Home buyer in Silverado Canyon
    01/30/12
    Anees gave Len 4 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    2011
    Condo buyer in Aliso Viejo
    12/27/11
    Dionne gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Condo seller in Irvine
    12/09/11
    D gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in RSM
    12/02/11
    Sam gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len was very patient with us - this made us comfortable, as first time-buyers. Throughout the 8 months of searching, he was a very good mentor and made the waiting experience less painful through his never-say-die attitude. Having Kathy around also made it a pleasant experience for my wife as she quickly developed a bond with Kathy. Len's experience came to light during the last week of the sale process when we had to close by the eve of Thanksgiving otherwise we would run out of our lease. We were able to close that day!
    Condo buyer in Lake Forest
    11/14/11
    Lori gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in San Clemente
    11/13/11
    Dan gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Condo seller in Irvine
    10/29/11
    Joanne gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len was extremely helpful and knowledgeable througout the entire process of the transaction. Always available and immediately responsive to any questions or issues that came up via phone or email. What we appreciated most was that he almost always answered his phone no matter what time of the day and we didn't have to play phone tag 10 times everytime something came up. It's not every day that one finds that kind of customer service anymore. Len is helpful, professional, experienced and very pleasant to deal with and we'd recommend him anytime.
    Condo buyer in Irvine
    10/11/11
    Hans gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Mission Viejo
    09/23/11
    Tracey gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Condo buyer in Mission Viejo
    08/19/11
    Jeanette gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    I had worked with a previous real estate agent who just seemed to want to sell a product, and be finished with me. With Len it was a total customer service experience I think in this business it is easy to forget that the buyers are people who are planning their life in or around the prospect home. I can honestly say I felt Len gave me the respect, courtesy, and honesty. We are a young couple with young kids who needed the first milestone to obtaining this safety net of getting away from renting. Not to mention Len explaining my next steps made it a soothing process on his end. Thank you Len.
    Condo buyer in Rancho Santa Margarita
    08/17/11
    Anita gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    We began looking for a condo to purchase six months ago. At the time we knew nothing about the changes in the real estate market, short sales and foreclosures were new to us. We were so fortunate to have Len Malena as our realtor. He provided the information we needed and patiently stuck with us through the process of putting offers on homes and waiting for responses. Len is a man of integrity, honest, reliable, and a pleasure to work with. We successfully purchased a home and couldn't have done so without Len. We are very grateful for his service and we highly recommend him. He is an outstanding realtor.
    Home buyer in Mission Viejo
    07/31/11
    Alethea gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    I began my search on your website through Len while I was in Santa Fe. When we would see one that we liked my husband would call Len and he would fly to Ca to meet him and see the home. Even though we had a tight schedule Len would make it happen. Our search was intensified in May as we were in CA full time. Len listened to what we were looking for and didn't waste our time looking at things that we would not like. He is patient and went out of his way to accomadate our needs. We needed several special requirements and it made finding the right home difficult, we looked at well over 50 homes and even when I grew tired he was very positive and encouraged us to keep trying. We love the home we finally found and would recommend Len to all our friends and anyone looking for a home.
    Home buyer in Trabuco Canyon
    06/02/11
    Mark gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Condo buyer in San Juan Capistrano
    05/09/11
    Mike gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Trabuco Canyon
    03/05/11
    Todd gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    In this challanging time to buy a house we couldn't of asked for a better relator. His knowledge and customer service is amazing.
    2010
    Home buyer in Lake Forest
    12/17/10
    Natalie gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len Malena was very professional and his honest calming mannerism helped to make this stressful experience an extremely postive event. His local knowledge of the area is impressive. I have heard many horror stories from friends about their Realtor - I have nothing but praise for both Len and Linda - they are professional and made a very complex event, simple and enjoyable.
    Home seller in Irvine
    11/04/10
    Jim gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len works well under pressure. The buyer for this property was very diffucult. Len has the capacity to smooth over ruffled feathers.
    Home buyer in Irvine
    10/12/10
    Mark gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    03/18/07
    Mark gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Townhome seller in RanchoSanta Margarita
    10/07/10
    Larry gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    My wife and I contacted Len concerning a short sale for our home. I feel God lead us to Len, we could not have picked a more professional, knowledgeable, honest and courteous agent. Len took the time to walk my wife and me though the process step by step. Len told us up front that a short sale would take anywhere from 6 months to a year, we closed on our short sale in two months, I think that speaks highly for Len. He was relentless with Bank of America trying to close on our home. And because of Len we closed on time. Even during the process of losing our home Len made the entire process smooth and pleasant. Len is truly an asset to your company.
    Home buyer in San Clemente
    07/06/10
    Sue gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Where Len really showed his professionalism, was in the closing process. He was extremely knowledgeable and helpful to areas I was unclear about. GREAT JOB Len!!!!
    Condo buyer in Aliso Viejo
    07/06/10
    Jack gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len is very cooperative and responsive, and the most important, he is not letting you feel any of hurry or too many personal opinions, and this is very important for us comparing with some agents I ever met before, some agents think their opinions is too good but they might be too confident because they might not know your requirements. Len is very good about it, you almost don't feel anything over and he gave proper suggestion at the proper time or when you asked, in a smooth and professional way and this is what I need because it feels relax and pleasure in purchasing which is quality, and even for us to complete a short sale house in Aliso Viejo, it needs patient and that's good as I know!!
    Home buyer in Dana Point
    06/18/10
    Jennifer gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len is a great real estate agent. He is on time, courteous and very pleasant to work with.
    Condo buyer in Orange
    06/03/10
    David gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len always responded promptly to any request my wife or I had. He answered (or found the answer to ever question. We would never expect to receive any better service than he provided. I would prefer having Len for any future real estate dealing.
    Home buyer in Costa Mesa
    05/06/10
    James gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len went the extra mile for us, always ready to go to a house this evening or just as soon as an opening would be available in the rare case he couldn't be there at our first time choice. We visited about 35 homes, put out approximately 15 bids, and Len handled it all very professionally. When we finally got into escrow, Len did what he could to assuage the seller to hang on with us during a difficult loan process when we had to switch lenders to to unsatisfactory performance on the part of an inexperienced lender. Len also made the last minute deal happen when we scraped by to get the loan. Thanks Len!
    Condo buyer in San Clemente
    04/19/10
    Mike gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    It was a pleasure to work with Len, we felt vary comfortable looking at the different properties, with no preasures what so ever. Once we made our choice, he walked us threw the process, he made the transaction vary easy.
    Home buyer in Riverside
    03/06/10
    Arron gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len Malena, is an honest and upright man in a field of liars and backbitters. He went out of his way to help us find a home in an area he was not 100% familar with. He spent three full days with us driving around Riverside, from property to property, helping us narrow down our prospects. Finally, Len was able to snag us a home that we got a great deal on. He personally helped us with our loan agent and kept all of his transactions transparent to us. Quite in contrast to other agents we had dealt with in the past. In short if Len gives you information you know it's the truth to the best of his considerable knowledge. He's always looking out for your intrests and is one of the best agents I've ever had the pleasure of dealing with.
    Home buyer in Laguna Niguel
    02/25/10
    Eileen gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len was fabulous! He was incredibly patient and knowledgeable with our long process and never ending questions. Our two year olds also loved to go look at houses with Len and were sad to not see him again. I would highly recommend Len to anyone!!! Thank you
    Condo seller in Newport Beach
    01/25/10
    Drew gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len is outstanding; very deal and client focused; extremely knowledgeable and professional; his diligence is a preeminent reason this sale closed!
    02/04/08
    Drew gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Outstanding agent; always responsive and went the extra mile; stellar service.
    12/18/06
    Drew gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Very client oriented; always prepared and extremely responsive and helpful; will definately use Len again.
    2009
    Townhome buyer in Santa Ana
    12/02/09
    Llesena gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Great service and flexibility.
    Home buyer in Ranco Santa Margarita
    10/23/09
    Ami gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Our experience with Len was completely flawless. He is so honest and trustworthy, that our buying experience was never left with questions. We could not have been more pleased.
    Home buyer in Laguna Hills
    10/20/09
    Hao gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len is absolutely the best realtor that we could have wished for. Not only does he know the market, he is also honest and has our interest in mind. We know he truly wanted to help us find the right home, and he did. We highly recommend him to anyone looking to purchase a home. Thank you Len for all your hard work!
    Condo seller in Irvine
    09/30/09
    Shantilal gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in R.S.M.
    09/20/09
    Farrah gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Really great working with Len, One of the things we really liked about Len was he being very patient in all the process and not at all pushy! :) Thanks Len, We love our house!
    Condo buyer in Lake Forest
    09/15/09
    Jeff gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len was extremely knowledgeable not only about real estate but in 'home buying' as well. He understood what I was looking for and was more than helpful in getting me through my first home purchase.
    Home buyer in Mission Viejo
    08/30/09
    Mohamad gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Condo buyer in Mission Viejo
    07/03/09
    Khosrow gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    He was very professional and always find the time and return my e-mail and phone call.
    Home buyer in Rancho Santa Margarita
    06/30/09
    Armen gave Len 4 stars out of 5
    Len was always prompt, professional and willing to work with our requests throughout the process. I would have been completely satisfied if Len had matched my own sense of urgency and focused drive to the finish line.
    Home buyer in Foothill Ranch
    05/27/09
    Yevgeny gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    I am glad I was lucky to get Len as my real estate agent on my first home purchase. We came almost at the same time with several other buyers with even higher offers, but we were first, thanks to Len's quick and professional work.
    Home buyer in Laguna Niguel
    04/30/09
    Adriana gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    We are completely satisfied with Len Malena service. He helped us with everything. He was very professional, and friendly. Thank you Len.
    Condo buyer in Lake Forest
    03/17/09
    Sheilaugh gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Buying a home in today??s real estate market is frustrating and tremendous work. Len eased the process with his knowledge, availability, and hard work. We now have a home that is much larger than we ever hoped for, yet in the same price range that we originally set out to spend. Thanks Len!!!
    Condo buyer in Irvine
    02/12/09
    Leeann gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Condo buyer in Tustin
    01/25/09
    Shannon gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len is the most awesome real estate agent ever! I had a pretty challenging situation (VA loan and a deployed husband, so I was using a Power of Attorney) and Len stuck it out with me and made himself available whenever I asked. He's on top of everything!
    2008
    Condo buyer in Santa Ana
    12/29/08
    Alice gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len is a great agent. He was knowledge, informative. He walked me through each stage of the buying process. I would recommend him without reservation.
    Condo buyer in Tustin
    12/20/08
    Prabu gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Understands the need, Very Professional, Sticks to time, Patient, Frank, honest and open. And above all very friendly. I will refer Len to all my friends without any hesitation.
    Condo buyer in Rancho Santa Margarita
    11/28/08
    Kathleen gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Condo buyer in San Juan Capistrano
    09/20/08
    Bruce gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Condo buyer in Irvine
    09/02/08
    Meena gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len was very prompt in returning calls and answering questions. He was very professional and co-operative. I would recommend him to my friends.
    Home buyer in Santa Ana
    08/29/08
    Fernando gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len was instrumental during our buying process. Through his expertise, we were able to find all the answers necessary to make our purchasing decision. He truly made our experience smooth and pleasant. He is a true asset to your company.
    Condo buyer in Irvine
    07/20/08
    Nina gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Reviewer has chosen to keep review private
    Home buyer in Trabuco Cyn
    07/19/08
    Shely gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len was very responsive to all the questions, request that I have during the purchase process. He always kept me up to date to any progress or setbacks during the transaction. He made it very convenient for me to get the paperworks signed. I would love to work with him again & would recommend him highly.
    Condo buyer in Lake Forest
    07/06/08
    Adam gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len was easy to contact and make appointments with, and low pressure.
    Condo buyer in Aliso Viejo
    06/17/08
    Anthony gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len was great! Highly recommend him!
    Condo buyer in Aliso Viejo
    05/29/08
    Wei gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    My agent's name is Len Malena. His service is fantastic!! He always gave us all the information we need. Also, he contacted the sell's agent very quickly, so that we saved a lot of time. We are Chinese. Normally, we are looking for Chinese agents, but this time, Len gave us a lot of confort. He is one professional we like. We have told our friends about Zip Realty and Len. We give Len many thanks.
    Condo buyer in Yorba Linda
    03/02/08
    Kevin gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len Malena was worked to the bone with us. Let me explain Bob Dietz and I (Kevin Hollingsworth) went looking for bargains and in doing so dealt with foreclosures and short sales. On small yet affordable homes to which had very low prices. We had several Agents from the beginning back in Aug 2007. The agents 1 by 1 got fed up with us. Because of the offers we were sending out were very very low and not getting accepted? And so 1 by 1 they quit (8) agents in all. So I decided to go with Zip Reality to which I hooked up with one of your agents Frank Woodard and after he continued showing us homes, and by the way Frank was great, he also was worked to the bone, showing home after home and submitting offer after offer all of which were getting rejected. Finally I quests he had enough with the market being so slow and all threw in the hat and as you know he moved on. We then met Len Malena (by now we started to feel like we were killing off all the agents). So right away I asked Len how many offers he was prepared to submit, and how many homes was he willing to show us? (Because we were low balling), his answer made me laugh, he said to me (straight faced) eye to eye how ever many it takes. (Not knowing what he was in for.) So we set off making offer after offer, to the point he finally suggested that we signed a blank offer (lol) to save us both time and energy that he could fill in the offer amount that we wanted and he could submit. And he started to fill in the offers. he then met with me every time that I wanted to see another house, keep in mind these houses were very very cheap and I could not see how even if we bought one how he could make any money. So time went on and on offer after offer showing after showing finally 1 of our offers was accepted at the beginning of Dec 2007. You might think the hard work was over. He then suggested we send in a general contractor to see if there might be any unforeseen problems, if there was we still had time to change our minds and back out. I ask you how many agents would suggest such a thing after how hard he worked to get us this far? Well the contractor found problems. Len then went to bat and made the sellers give us an additional $3,000 back. So during the time of trying to get a loan our time ran out Len then got us another 30 day extension. Then the bank we were dealing with went out of business and time ran out again, and a $100 a day per diem started to kick in and it ran up to over $3000. Knowing we were not happy about that, Len then went back to the table and fought back and forth with the seller???s agent trying to get the money Knocked off and they were not budging. Finally I received a call from Len 5 days before closing escrow telling me he had good news. He won the battle and that they were forfeiting the additional $3000 per diem. We then closed escrow on Feb 27th 2008. I know now that Len is a pit bull and I would put him against any ANY agent. You would think that after all of that he would at least go lick his wounds, but no believe it or not the very next day the crazy head goes out of his way and drives us all the way to Corona to show us more foreclosed and short sale properties. And he is still willing to write offer after offer and show us house after house giving low ball bids. So we can buy another house for our investments. I feel sorry for Len ever having met up with us. But he is still in the game what a champ.
    Condo buyer in Irvine
    02/04/08
    Kathleen gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    He is was excellent to work with.
    Home buyer in Mission Viejo
    01/15/08
    Shaine gave Len 3 stars out of 5
    Reviewer has chosen to keep review private
    2007
    Condo buyer in Lake Forest
    12/04/07
    Kathy gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    We were very impressed by the service that was provided to us by Len Malena and Zip Realty. Len is an excellent agent who follows through even after the deal has closed, which is a quality that you rarely see in this market. Thanks Len!
    Home buyer in Ladera Ranch
    10/25/07
    Andrew gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len was great to work with. He made the purchase process easier to deal with even though the process can get stressful, Len was with us from beginning to end and eased the process. Len was very responsive and understanding. I would highly recommend Len to freinds and family.
    Condo buyer in San Clemente
    10/14/07
    Ann gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len Malena helped us achieve our dream home, which was not an easy task. In this extremely volatile real estate market, Len went above & beyond, to negotiate on our behalf. When we finally gave up and were ready to call it quits, Len helped us find one more avenue to pursue which ultimately got us into our new home. Len was patient and knowledgeable and made a very difficult situation, easier. Great agent and person! Very highly recommended!!!!
    Condo seller in Placentia
    07/10/07
    Larry gave Len 4 stars out of 5
    Much of the marketing ideas (price, new paint, house highlights, website message) originated from sellers. Also, heavy reliance on emails by agent. Live calls or discussions would have been more effective in key situations.
    Condo buyer in Irvine
    06/28/07
    Jp gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    This was our first time buying a home, so we had no idea what to expect. Len did a great job explaining and handling everything for us. He was extremely patient with us and made the entire escrow process seem relatively painless.
    Home buyer in Yorba Linda
    06/14/07
    Deepak gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len is a very good person, knows his job well, very helpful. Thanks.
    Condo buyer in Foothill Ranch
    04/04/07
    Meghan gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Condo buyer in Tustin
    03/13/07
    Karen gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    I think Len tried his best to make the process easy to understand for me. Being that we had many issues (and are still having issues) with the title company and the seller, Len has been helpful in keeping me updated and informed about what has been going on. He has also gone above and beyond to help me with setting up certain things in my new home that I have been completely helpless at.
    2006
    Home buyer in Newport Beach
    12/15/06
    Joe gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Reviewer has chosen to keep review private
    Home buyer in Mission Viejo
    12/09/06
    Maria gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len was friendly, not at all pushy or self-serving and incredibly helpful.
    Home buyer in Rancho Santa Margarita
    11/03/06
    Allison gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len was great to work with. We were first time home buyers. Len was always available by phone and email to answer our many questions. We really appreciated his availability and quick follow up. Len was also always very punctual. I would recommend Len to a friend or family member. Based on my experience with Len and Zip, I can't see any reason to use a traditional realtor. Len did everything I would have expected from a realtor and we got a rebate.
    Home buyer in Lake Forest
    10/09/06
    Guillermo gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len is the Best agent.
    Home buyer in Mission Viejo
    07/22/06
    Ken gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len was great. He handled practically everything for us and was very knowledgeable about everything. I highly recommend him.
    Condo seller in Rancho Santa Margarita
    07/20/06
    Mike gave Len 4 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Trabuco Canyon
    07/17/06
    David gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Rancho Santa Margarita
    05/24/06
    Ryan gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Condo seller in Laguna Woods
    05/19/06
    Sherwyn gave Len 4 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Condo buyer in TUSTIN
    05/15/06
    Lawrence gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len was patient and answered all of our questions - perfect for first time homebuyers.
    Home buyer in RSM
    03/04/06
    Ashish gave Len 4 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    2005
    Home buyer in RSM
    12/22/05
    Walt gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len showed patience and balance in helping me through this search and transaction. He kept all the loose ends handled. He was a joy to work with.
    Condo seller in Rancho Santa Margarita
    11/09/05
    Brandon gave Len 1 stars out of 5
    During the selling process, I could not tell whose side my agent was on. He kept on pushing buyer's wishes on me telling me that it was their right to make those demands. I found out later that the buyer had no such rights to demand what they did. I finally fired my agent for his poor performance.
    Response from Len
    06/10/12
    Some misunderstanding definitely occurred here but we did get the home sold, at a price the seller was happy with.
    01/13/05
    Brandon gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Lake Forest
    10/27/05
    Sam gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    Len was on top of all the transaction he allways called me for updates, he is the best agent i have ever delt with thank you len.
    Home buyer in Dana Point
    08/18/05
    John gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    08/18/05
    John gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Condo buyer in Aliso Viejo
    08/12/05
    Oliver gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home seller in Mission Viejo
    08/10/05
    Nader gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    02/16/05
    Nader gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in DANA POINT
    06/15/05
    Mike gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    05/26/05
    Mike gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Corona
    05/24/05
    Vinh gave Len 4 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Irvine
    05/04/05
    Praveen gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in San Clemente
    04/27/05
    Jamie gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Condo buyer in VAN NUYS
    03/16/05
    Adrienne gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Condo buyer in TUSTIN
    01/18/05
    Jashila & Partho gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    2004
    Home buyer in RSM
    12/16/04
    Didi gave Len 3 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in LAKE FOREST
    12/01/04
    Sarah & Randy gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in RSM
    11/23/04
    Tremor & Melissa gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Silverado
    11/12/04
    Ana gave Len 4 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Condo buyer in NEWPORT BEACH
    11/09/04
    Paul gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Condo buyer in RSM
    10/12/04
    Judy gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Rancho Santa Margarita
    10/12/04
    Michael gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Mission Viejo
    09/15/04
    Jack & Irene gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Condo seller in Orange
    08/04/04
    Jena gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Aliso Viejo
    06/24/04
    Brenda & Leon gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Condo buyer in Ontario
    05/26/04
    Larry gave Len 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted

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