"True Success Comes From Serving Others"
Welcome to my website! You can call me anytime directly at 714-791-4455 D.R.E.#01143665. You'll be pleasantly surprised at how quickly I'll get back to you, often answering in person if I'm not on another call! There's lots of information here specially designed to help you as you begin the adventure of selling your home or buying the home of your dreams! I'd love to be the person who helps you navigate through those complicated waters; and make it simple for you. But to feel more comfortable in doing that, you need to know a little about me.
I have lived in Orange County for over 22 years in both Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley, so I know the area very well, including the school districts which are so important for parents in the community.
I have consistently been a multi-million dollar producer in real estate every year for the last 17 years. I attribute this success to the fact that I am a people person and really enjoy serving the clients I work with. I enjoy helping every age group from the young first time buyer to the retiring seller.
Most important to you as my client, is that I have an outstanding marketing background even before real estate for 12 years. This is important in marketing your home and positioning it as different from or better than the other homes on the market.
I am known as a strong negotiator in every kind of market and give great attention to detail; so that my transactions have a very high close rate.
Staging your home to create maximum curb appeal is one of my specialties. I do not charge extra for this, as many staging companies do, even though I have training in this field and have done it for my clients for over 15 years. I enjoy staging immensely especially because it typically brings a higher sale price for my sellers.
The sellers I represent are primarily located in South Huntington Beach in the beautiful Park Huntington Homes, Deane Homes, Oceanaire Homes, Yorktown Homes and La Cuesta Homes. That's a healthy range going from modest one story homes to large, very exclusive homes.
My clients' referrals lead me to buyers who I then take all over the Orange County area including Costa Mesa, Newport Beach and North and South County.
I write the popular newsletter, "The Baker Breeze" every month. It is full of human interest stories, humor and real estate information. I am also a graduate of California State University Northridge.
I'd be privileged to talk with you most anytime. And welcome to this exciting, important new season in your life! I believe that true success comes from serving others. I look forward to talking with you.
Bill and Penny Hoffman, Owners of 7641 Seine, Huntington Beach
"We would recommend Ann Baker as your realtor because she is honest, extremely helpful and a joy to work with. Her keen eye on staging our home was very welcomed and she also was very helpful in the rehab of our home, helping to pick out light fixtures, needed carpeting, colors for walls and carpeting, window treatments and furniture placing. She was always on time; if she said she was going to do something she did it. Her handholding was so necessary at times and she was there to answer any and all questions we had for her. Closing was so smooth and she took care of everything! We call her our "Super Agent"!
9651 Orient Drive, Huntington Beach
Why I recommend Ann Baker,
Gary and Chris Doperalski.
19821 CARMANIA, Huntington Beach
Ann found exactly what we wanted in a home in this area! We bought our home on Carmania through Ann after meeting her at an open house. She was true to her word from the beginning. She called when she said she would, even on Mother's day eve. She was never pushy and always interested in what we needed. We're impressed with her honesty and professionalism!
9621 Innsbruck, Huntington Beach
Ann did a phenomenal job of managing the pricing and selling of my home. She gave great recommendations on preparing my home to show... so much so that we received two full price offers in a few days. She made everything so simple! Ann kept me apprised of all the details, yet made it very easy for me1 We closed on time and I got more money out of my house than I expected! I would highly recommend that you choose Ann as your realtor. She's awesome!
9812 Effingham, Huntington Beach
"Ann Baker is simply the best realtor I've ever known! We bought this house from her in 1999. She sold this house in one week for the highest price ever for this model. We're really happy with our sale price!We never even considered another realtor! Ann covers all the bases. She's very professional and always makes us feel at ease. Everything is handled. We never have to wonder what's going on or chase her down. She never leaves us hinging. We always know what to expect next. She's a real go-getter. I'd recommend her to anyone!
Mildred and Bill Daggett
9561 Netherway, Huntington Beach
We know Ann Baker because she has made the effort to come around to our neighborhood for hears. She knows all the La Cuesta models well and knew exactly what it would take to present our home in its best light. She's up on everything and even knew how to advise us regarding capital gains and all the things we needed to know to be comfortable to sell and move to a retirement community. She sold us that home too. We don't need to keep up this house anymore and want some freedom! We were a little scared at first since we haven't sold a home in 32 years! But now, we are so happy with the price we got and we're ready for our new adventure in the Huntington Landmark community with money in our pockets! We'd recommend Ann to everyone who wants to sell and move on! She's a real go-getter!
Misti and Randy May | 1001 Dana, Huntington Beach
I will continue to recommend Ann Baker as a realtor because:
Seller, 9841 Mammoth Drive, Huntington Beach
Buyer 18361 Larkstone Circle, Huntington Beach
The Aviles FamilyDear Ann,
It gives me great pleasure to thank you for your professional and friendly work on our behalf as we sold our old home and bought our new one. As a former military career officer, we moved 10 times during 20 years and an additional 5 times since retirement from the military. If it had not been for your most diligent and very professional work, I greatly doubt that both transactions would have closed successfully. I am in deep respect for your knowledge and experience, your attention to detail, the close tracking of all aspects of the transactions and your willingness to intercede when necessary. You were always there for us to provide counsel and friendship from finding the new home to selling the old one. Roxana and I are most grateful and we look forward to many years of friendship with you and your husband.
Francis J. Briscoe
20142 McKinley Lane, Huntington Beach
Georgene and I want to thank you for all your help in making what could have been a frustrating and difficult experience into a smooth and relatively effortless one.
We had you in mind for a long time as our preferred agent when we were ready to sell. What convinced us was our regular reading of your "Baker Breeze" which told us the dedicated and caring person you are.
Your marketing of our house couldn't have been smarter or more effective. Our unfinished bonus room which by all rights should have been a negative factor, you highlighted as a buyer's rare opportunity to transform it themselves. In fact, that proved to be the key to the sale and brought an offer over our listed price as you predicted.
You were at our side all the way, expediting the paper work which allowed a fast and early close of escrow. I was particularly impressed with your negotiating skills which gave us protections I would never have thought of myself.
20262 Colonial Circle, Huntington Beach
Selling your home is a very significant event. Our 3 children were raised here in Park Huntington and it was a difficult decision to sell after 33 years. I have talked with Ann Baker over the years at our front door about the market and read her newsletters for years. Frankly, she was the only realtor I even considered calling. She has been the most consistent and successful realtor in our area with an established track record and appropriately priced homes that sell. She knows our area well.
Bill and Billy Hovis
20372 Everglades, Huntington Beach
Over 30 agents called wanting to list their home. Here's why they chose Ann Baker....... "Ann was very compassionate to our situation when we had to take our home off the market in the midst of an awkward situation. She just seemed to understand us and where we were coming from without pressure. She seemed more interested in doing business with us than anyone else and obviously knows our area better than anyone else.
Ray and Nancy Kelly
9912 Kings Canyon, Huntington Beach
We chose Ann Baker to sell our home for several reasons. Her marketing expertise is the main reason. We see her name everywhere. She gets the message out and we knew she'd do a good job. She really listened to us and was sensitive to our particular situation. We didn't want a lot of people marching through our home and yet wanted our price. Well, she did exactly as we asked and got our price too! And she brought the buyers herself! They are really nice people. A nice young family that will be perfect for this home! Everything is going so smoothly-we had no idea it could be this easy!
We would like to recommend Ann to anyone who wants to buy or sell!
Dan and Sue Malane
9912 Kings Canyon, Huntington Beach
We are so happy we can't see straight! We just can't believe it! We've been searching for a home in this area for a long time! Ann Baker had our number and had kept looking for us knowing just what we wanted. She called us before the crowd got it. She has been very fair even representing both sides of the deal. She worked out and negotiated the home inspection and repairs for us, introduced us to a great lender and even negotiated some furniture for us! We're not religious people, but we really feel blessed to have found Ann! Everything is going smoothly for us and I can even call Ann at any time direct with all the questions I need! She's always right there for us! We recommend Ann to anyone who wants to buy or sell a home!
James and Shannon Kosai
8472 Deepcliff and 19511 Tuckahoe, Huntington Beach
We needed a bigger house but the small one we had was so pretty with all the upgrades we had put in that we didn't know if we could ever find a bigger house with as gorgeous a kitchen as we already had or whether to just stay here. Ann had us out looking at what was available even before we listed our house so that we could be sure there were great homes out there for us. Wow! Right away she found us the home of our dreams with a fantastic kitchen! We rushed home, listed our house with Ann, wrote an offer on the new home and Ann brought us a buyer all in one afternoon!
Monique and John Moher, Elmsford Lane, Oceanaire Homes, Huntington Beach
Ann Baker is very active in our neighborhood and has been for many years. She is very aggressive in her marketing which is why we chose her as our realtor. She never gave up on us even when we closed the door on her several years ago. She gave us lots of good suggestions as to how to prepare the house to make it show really good for buyers and even gave us some referrals for handymen and others.
We're happy with the price she got for our home. It's been a smooth transaction, the repairs have been successfully negotiated and we're ready to go!
We recommend her to all our neighbors and friends!
George Kelso Jr., Yasuko Kelso, Steve Kelso
20252 Wind Cave, Huntington Beach
When we decided to put our home up for sale, the first thing that came to mind was which agent we would choose. We needed someone we could trust, who would work hard to bring us the best deal possible.
We have lived in this home for 18 years and all three of our kids grew up here. We've known Ann Baker for most of those years. I bet almost everyone in my neighborhood knows her.
We were right. She worked very hard. She even helped me decorate our house to look better, besides other small details. When she got an offer, she talked and talked for hours and days to the buyers' agent to bring the offer to the level we will be happy to accept. We certainly admire her consistency and respect her professional manner.
At the same time, she was working for my son, to buy a condo. My son is only 22 years old. Everything was a new experience for him. He wanted to buy the first condo he saw. Ann refused to let him settle for that one. She made sure the condo is a safe place to live, convenient to his work and the best deal.
She also helped him understand the loan process and other important things also. My son was overjoyed when she found the one exactly that he wanted.
Thanks to Ann Baker, you are the best! PS: We highly recommend Ann's services for all you real estate needs!