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Below are testimonials from past clients.

Kenn and Beverly Y, 508 Kean, Big Bear City, CA
Buyer: 12/4/2010
Comments: My wife and I spent a lot of time searching the internet to find 5-6 places we were interested in taking a look at. We contacted Coldwell Banker, scheduled an appointment with Mike and emailed him the listing information for the homes we had selected. When we met him, Mike had not only made arrangements to show us the homes we requested, he found 5-6 other places for us to look at that were of interest to us. He took us to each of the homes and shared with us the pros and cons without any pressure. It was obvious to us that he quickly got a good sense of what we were looking for and what our budget was. He was very knowledgeable about the area, home values and quality. Ultimately, we ended up selecting one of the homes Mike had found for us to make an offer on. Mike helped us to negotiate a great dealfar less than the home had been going for. With his continues assistance and follow-up we were able to close escrow in about 3o daysan amazing feat. we love the home. Mike is one of the best real estate agents we have ever worked with. His low-key, yet diligent approach fit our style very well. I would highly recommend Mike Wochner to anyone looking to buy a home. He is great to work with!

James Norman, 1004 Fawnskin Drive, Fawnskin, CA
Buyer: 10/5/2010
Comments: We went through 4 agents in 3 years looking for our perfect place in the Big Bear Valley before meeting up with Steve Hirschler and then Mike Wochner, both with the Tyler Wood Group. Steve initially worked with us for weekends on end, educating us about pros and cons of various areas and neighborhoods and helping us understand the differences in market forces in Big Bear from other areas.

We then worked with Mike Wochner who tirelessly continued working with us to find the right place in Fawnskin. That, however, was just the beginning. The seller was represented by a local realtor who went M.I.A. on our deal. Mike essentailly filled the role of both agents in doing this deal. Additionally, we ran into some issues relating to incomplete construction permits for the remodeling that was performed 15 years prior. I was unwilling to go through with the transaction with the questionable permits, so Mike personally went to the County permitting office to get the issues resolved after the sellers realtor was unresponsive. He also coordinated activities among our lender, the appraisers (another problem area in our transaction), the escrow company, and the other realtors transaction coordinator to ensure that all parties met the schedule for closing.

Although I wouldnt wish him to go through this again, Mike and I corresponded late at night, on weekends, and even when he was trying to sneak in a round of golf (thanks Mike). I would sum up our appraisal of Mike and the Tyler Wood Group as professional, responsive, creative, capable, and tireless. I recommend them to anyone that is acquiring or selling real estate in this area

N Benck, 358 Glenwood, Big Bear Lake, CA
Buyer: 9/28/2010
Comments: We purchased a house through Mike Wochner at The Tim Wood Group. He was by far the best real estate agent we have ever worked with. He was very knowledgeable, professional and trustworthy. His communication and follow up were outstanding. My husband has a very challenging work schedule and Mike made himself available whenever we needed him. He has been in invaluable resource after closing on the house as well with his contacts in the area. We would highly recommend Mike to anyone looking for an outstanding agent who is willing to go above and beyond for his clients.

Troy and Elaine Norlander, 255 Echo Hill Road, Big Bear Lake, CA
Seller: 4/20/2010
Comments: Mike Wochner was the Real Estate Broker that represented the sale of our home through Coldwell Banker, The Tim Wood Group. Our property at 255 Echo Hill Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315 was listed at a fair price that Mike recommended. He spent a lot of time with us in our home discussing the aspects we needed to know about the sale and his representation.
Beautiful color brochures were printed promptly with very professional photographs of our home. Mike was in constant contact with us and promptly answered phone calls and questions that we had. If it was inconvenient for us to come to the office, he would deliver papers to be signed to our home.
Our home sold within the first week that it was listed. Our needs were considered in the negotiations from the beginning of the first offer. His recommendations about the counter offers were very helpful. He listened to what we said we could and could not do and reported this information to the broker who represented the buyers. Our needs were acknowledged.
The sale was professional, quick and very accommodating to us, the sellers.
We would recommend Mike Wochners service with confidence that he would represent the seller of a home extremely well.

Jim and Leila Langston, 39364 Aurora, Big Bear Lake, CA
Seller: 12/28/2009
Comments: Mike was very helpful in selling our casa. It was a high end lakefront, which is very difficult to sell in the current real estate environment. Without his help I believe the sale would have never happened. Had we taken his advice on the sales price in the beginning we might have sold sooner. (Dude is very aware of the market conditions and what the price should be. Most sellers start out asking more than their agents recommendation, which of course delays their property sale and sometimes let them ride the market down to less than they would have received had they priced it correctly in the first place). His original estimate of our sales price was very close to the price we finally settled on. He is very well aware of the Bear Valley inventory. I have tested him on many occassions and he always comes up with the facts regarding the property without having to check it out and call me back in two or three days. He is a full time agent and does not sling hash at a restaurant or work at the ski slopes or a marina with RE being a part time job. His focus is on real estate . He has a good rapport with the other agents we have spoken with. We have bought and sold several properties using him as our agent over the years. We have always been pleased with his service. In summation, if you are looking for an agent to help you buy, sell, or lease property I would highly recommend Mike.

N. Forbes-Robinson, 42763 Timberline Trail, Big Bear Lake, CA
Seller: 10/2/2009
Comments: Mike, you and Coldwell Banker were instrumental in getting my Castle Glen home sold. In a challenging real estate market, you kept me informed on the Big Bear market and helped me price my home favorably to attract the buyers a benefit to both me and potential buyers. Your positive attitude and easy availability made selling my home and the escrow process effortless for me. Thanks again.

A. Barone, 43121 Grizzly Court, Big Bear Lake, CA
Seller: 08/21/2009
Comments: We love Mike! We appreciated his friendly manner & he was always prompt in returning calls & doing anything that was required. We sold our house in 1 day in this market..Wow! Mike was great every step of the way. Sincerely, Anita B

S. Morenz, 384 Meadow Circle North, Big Bear Lake, CA
Buyer: 6/8/2009
Mike did a great job as our agent buying a lakefront REO in Big Bear. We found him thru his website and really enjoyed reading his viewpoints on lakefront homes for sale in Big Bear. We found his reviews refreshingly honest and extemely helpful. There were three couples buying the house together, and Mike made us all feel we were in good hands. He went over and above what we had expected from a real estate agent. None of us had ever purchased an REO before, and Mike guided us through the process and made it as painless as possible. We highly recommend him as your first choice for an agent in Big Bear.

P. Sartuche, 701 McAlister, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Buyer: 4/27/2009
Comments: Mike Wochner sold me a home approximately six weeks ago. His high level of professional demeanor, knowledge of his occupation, and duties as my agent are to be commended. Even after the sale, Mike offered valuable information as to contractors to assist me in updating the property and proved very reliable and fair in their pricing. I would recommend Mike to anyone who is looking for a true professional to assist them in purchasing or selling a home.

K. Guenther, 1434 Rockspray Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA
Buyer: 11/19/2007
Comments: Mike did a great job guiding us through the process of purchasing a second home. We werent that familiar with Big Bear when we started looking, and Mike spent a lot of time telling us about and showing us many different areas/neighborhoods and types of homes across a range of price points. He is very thorough and thoughtful. He communicates regularly and effectively and we found working with him to be easy and fun. The home we ended up buying needed some TLC, and Mike was especially helpful in connecting us with reputable contractors and other workpeople to get our house into shape. Mike really knows the area and the local market. Best of all, we absolutely love our new home, and are so glad Mike took the time to show us a range of options. We very much enjoyed working with Mike, and recommend him without hesitation.

S. & G. Cawsey, 1280 Piney Ridge, Fawnskin, CA
Seller: 6/19/2007
Letter written to my broker, Tim Wood.
Dear Mr. Wood:
Your sales associate, Mike Wochner, recently assisted us in the selling of our home at the above-referenced address. We wanted you to know that we are extremely pleased with the services provided by Mike.
Selling a home and buying a new hom, particularly in a different part of the country, can be very challenging and stressful. Mike never failed to do everything he could to make this sale as easy for us as possible. He promptly returned every phone call and email and was always available to assist us in any way possible.
Mikes professionalism and follow-through made us feel very confident that he would see to it that everything got done in a timely fashion. And his pleasant personality and sense of humor made the entire transaction enjoyable.
We have been married 15 years and have bought and sold hoes about six times during that period. We would rate Mike as the best agent we have ever dealt with. Thank you for having such a great employee.

R. & P. Brostedt, 341 Vista, Big Bear Lake, CA
Buyer: 05/31/2007
Letter written to my broker, Tim Wood.
Tim:
I would like you to know how fortunate it is to have Mike Wochner work with you.
Mikes optimistic personality emulates daily. I had the pleasure to have Mike as my agent. Mikes honesty, knowledge, and ability to communicate clearly made the process a great experience. Mike and his assistant, Michelle, are true professionals.
I will recommend Mike and The Tim Wood Group without reserve.