Shevy Akason Real Estate Agent at Keller Williams

Shevy Akason

Real Estate Agent at
Keller Williams

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  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Foreclosures
  • Investment Properties
  • Vacation Home
  • Relocations
  • Luxury Specialist

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Agent Highlights

Shevy sells properties fast - selling more than 64% quicker than the average Irvine agent.
Shevy has great Condo experience - having sold 168 more condos than the average agent.
Shevy is a SFH expert - working with over 79% more single family homes than the average Irvine agent.

More about Shevy Akason

Shevy Akason and his team, the Everyday Luxury Group, has been a top producing real estate agent/team in California since 2007. Shevy and his team have been in the top 1% of agents Nationwide since his first full year in real estate in 2008. Shevy and his team cover all of Southern California and have sold thousands of homes. HomeLight ranks Shevy as one of the top 1% of agents in California for successfully selling homes and as one of the top 1% of agents for luxury properties, investment properties including vacation rentals, multi-family homes, and condos. Shevy's real estate partners is Adam Lillestrand. Adam has a brokers license and is instrumental as the marketing, sales, and listing manager with Shevy Akason and the Everyday Luxury Group. HomeLight has information on hundreds of Shevy's transactions since 2008, 100's in the past two years alone. Shevy and The Everyday ...
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Education

Claremont McKenna College

Awards

#3 Top Producer in All Orange and San Diego County for Keller Williams

License Number

01836707

Shevy Akason's Reviews & Ratings

Tell us about your experience with Shevy Akason

    • Simply put, he is the best agent I have ever worked with.........and I have worked with many.

      - southcounty1
    • My husband and I found a home we loved on a Sunday. A friend recommended we call Shevy, since we didnt have an agent at that point, and ask for his assistance. We spoke with him on Sunday at 5:00pm and by 8:00pm he was at our home with a written contract for us to sign. He submitted the contract Monday morning. He hand delivered the contract and stayed in constant communication with the selling agent. I firmly believe that due to his knowledge of the banks (he helped us decide the amount to offer) and constant communication with the selling agent our offer was accepted within 24hrs. He continued to work with the bank to minimize the headache of escrow only disturbing us when necessary. He made the process feel seamless even when there were hiccups. We decided to rent out are other home and he quickly marketed it and helped us get renters in immediately. We were able to get a renter in the day after we moved out. We will use Shevy again to buy or sell any future homes.

      - BBCGZS
    • Like most first time homebuyers, my wife and I had our fair share of questions and concerns about the arduous process of acquiring a new home. Despite our reservations about purchasing a home during these challenging times, we knew that the current state of the housing market presented a unique opportunity to not only capitalize on the steep decline in home prices but also seize the opportunity to lock in historically low interest rates being offered to creditworthy borrowers like ourselves. My wife and I were frequent readers of the Irvine Housing Blog because we believed it to be a credible resource to keep a pulse on the housing market in the area. We knew we needed to find a strong real estate agent to assist us in making our dreams of becoming homeowners a reality. After interviewing a number of real estate agents, it became rather clear that finding an agent that truly had our best interest at heart was few and far between. Although they were very personable, many of them lacked the knowledge and insight we needed to successfully navigate the uncertain landscape of the Orange County real estate market. More importantly, the qualities that we looked for in an agent centered around two of our core values, which are honesty and integrity. Frankly speaking, we were not looking for someone to simply tell us what we wanted to hear but rather someone who could assist us in setting realistic expectations for ourselves given the uniqueness of our financial profile and the neighborhoods we were interested in. We knew Shevy was the right agent for us is when he said, If you are not looking to stay in the home you are seeking to purchase for at least seven to ten years, then I suggest you continue renting. It was apparent to us at that moment that he was not just looking to help us buy a home so he could make a commission but rather wanted to help us make smart financial decisions. There are very few individuals that we have found to be trustworthy to partner with us during the purchasing a home. With that said, over the course of buying our first home, we found ourselves confidently deferring some critical decisions to Shevy because his knowledge and experience gave us confidence that he was representing us as if he was representing his own family. He referred excellent resources to us such as bank lenders and home inspectors which we were extremely pleased with their services. While we were in escrow we experienced a couple hurdles regarding issues that needed to be fixed in the home before the escrow closed. Shevy was persistent in communicating with the appropriate parties and played a major role in getting it done in a timely manner. Bottom line, we were extremely impressed with Shevys service. We highly recommend him to anyone who is interested in purchasing a home in the near future.

      - kmpleas06
    • While I have been skeptical of the value that real estate agents provide, Shevy proved me wrong. He not only gave me great pieces of advice during my search without being pushy, but also he did an excellent job in the negotiation phase. I look forward to working with him in future.

      - EramDadvar
    • As a first time buyer, I had many questions and concerns about the home buying process. Shevy put my concerns at ease, and was thorough in answering my questions, as he brought a wealth of knowledge about the real estate industry. I felt very confident with him as my realtor, and I knew I was in good hands.

      - sg8615
    • From the beginning, Shevy Akason was easy to get to know and easy to work with. He was knowledgeable and offered astute insights and analysis with regard to pricing in various areas. Once we had identified our area, he and his assistant Rana were dedicated and patient as we worked our way through viewing available inventory. Finally, when we began making offers, we discovered that he was not only solidly in our corner with grounded financial analysis, but also with the negotiation process. He does his homework-always-and is simply a tenacious negotiator. By far, he is the best realtor either of us has ever worked with-smart, knowledgeable, hard working and honest. He has great integrity and was our advocate from start to finish

      - jj moran
    • My husband and I had a fantastic experience with Shevy. The BEST agent anyone could ask for (other than George Ross his partner, of course)!!! Straight forward, gets down to business, and does everything possible to get you the best deal. We couldn't have asked for anything more. We've already recommended his team to several of our friends and my husband's brother also purchased a home in no time with Shevy

      - smorkle
    • Shevy assisted us to short sell two homes for us in the fall/winter of 2011. Shevy was first referred to us by a high school friend of my husband and we are happy that we met him. My husband and I tried to hold onto the properties and hired a loan modification company, however, after months without any success we contacted Shevy. He discussed our options with us and helped us to determine the best for our family. We were impressed by Shevy's team and services. Shevy's team set the right expecations, provided regular updates, and made a stressful situation in our lives easier to deal with. Shevy's team was professional and kept us on track . We highly recommend him to anyone.

      - AliciaSanchezVanDenburg
    • Shevy has been taking care of us since we arrived in California from London 4 years ago. Until recently, he has represented us in home rentals with our intention always to purchase a home with him once we had created a credit history. He has always made us feel like we are just good friends who he's taking care of - invaluable when you are new to a country and don't know a soul! We have learnt a lot about the real estate industry in So Cal through his education and about how to build good credit through his business associate, Dan Hrey. All of this great leadership has culminated in us closing escrow on our dream home just a month ago in Irvine. We're absolutely thrilled to finally be living in our own home in the US and it truly is all thanks to Shevy and Dan for their patience, kindness, dedication and generosity of time. Thank you Shevy for all you have done - you truly have gone above and beyond. Elan and Penelope Gordon

      - Penelope Gordon
    • Shevy Akason and his team helped me buy my current house, and I recommend them as buyers' agents with unqualified enthusiasm. They are simply the best.Here's a few high points:* They're 100% on your side. I took a year to find and buy my house. At no point did Shevy's team exert the slightest pressure for me to make a move just to close a deal, any deal. They were fully respectful of my particular wishes, and worked hard to get the deal done that I wanted, on my terms, in my time.* They're really smart. Shevy and his team know how to analyze a property with cold math and hard data, and tell you what it's worth, what its selling price will probably be, how that might be affected by interest rates, everything a careful buyer (or investor) could want to know and more. Their proprietary written financial analysis on a house -- with which they provided me before each and every bid -- is invaluable: you get excellent and reliable hard numbers on rental parity, cashflow value, reasonable bargaining limits. I felt like a crack team of Wall Street finance wizards had my back, and there was no chance I'd pay more for a property than it was worth, or miss a great deal.* They're cool and collected. They know what kind of negotiation position to suggest, and they don't give a dime away. I got my house for well under list price, and well under my reserve price. It's a tough market, and nobody can change reality on the ground, but Shevy and his team can close on the best possible terms. * They're professional and experienced. Documents were prepared very quickly, nights and weekends if necessary, and always accurate and complete. They communicated very well with listing agents, escrow, inspectors, and the bank, and stayed on top of things right through closing. We closed early, about 20 days start to finish with conventional financing, with a rent-back and some repair back-and-forth, and every bit of it was handled smoothly and easily.* They're super responsible and responsive. My calls and e-mails were always taken or returned very promptly. Appointments always kept, 100% on time, and everyone was always courteous and professional, smart and informed. Perfect communication between everyone on the team, too. You never had to tell two people the same thing. They made me feel like I was their most important client!You know how you read terrible sad stories on real estate forums of buyers who don't know what's going on with their deal, feel like they're missing something, getting taken for a ride, that some weird real-estate hocus pocus is going on they don't understand? Who gnaw their fingers with worry and take to asking strangers on the Internet for explanation or help? I have no idea what those people are talking about. You can get a better-looking agent with a great haircut, or you can get one that'll sell you on a house with softly glowing descriptions of your children and grandchildren tumbling around in the family room, or you can get one that'll have a big name on his business card. But if what you're looking for is a razor-sharp team of cool businessmen who will close the deal YOU want on the best possible terms, with no BS, no mistakes, quickly and honestly -- hire Shevy Akason and his team.

      - cgrayce
    • We have been very pleased working with Shevy during our lengthy search for a home as buyers, and now as sellers. His approach is very collaborative, and everyone on his team is highly professional.

      - pattyuy
    • Shevy was very interested in helping me with this sale and provided a high caliber of service. He gave me sound information and advice to help me make the proper decisions in the sale of my property. He was involved every step of the way without fail. I would recommend him to anyone who needs help selling or buying a property. His staff was also very courteous and caring.

      - kimthebim42
    • If there were 10 star ratings here vs. 5, Shevy would get 10+ stars. There are no words...a true pro...core values, personal and sincere client service, knowledge, negotiation s, creative problem solving..all in one professional package. Kudos, Shevy! Proud to have you on my team! Bonnie B.

      - Bonnie
    • Adam helped us find a home in Irvine. He did a great job, was tireless and patient in showing us numerous properties, very knowledgeable about Orange County, prompt and responsive to questions. We will definitely use Adam next time we buy or sell a house!

      - user7145589
    • I had the great fortune of working with Adam Lillestrand during my home purchase in Orange County, CA, in February 2013. Adam takes a very different approach than the majority of realtors, in that he does not place any fake pressure of time pressure on the buyer, and always kept my requirements and comfort level at focus. He was patient with me and helped narrow down our search to the houses that met my requirements. No fluff and a very solid character. I'll definitely contact Adam next time I want to engage in a real estate transaction in a geographical area he covers. Thanks Adam!

      - user1954444
    • Adam helped me purchase an attached condo in Irvine, and throughout the negotiation process he was very prompt and responsive. He would email me or call me immediately after his conversation with the seller's agent and as soon as any information was available. Adam was very knowledgeable about the sales process and explained the documents to me whenever I needed help to understand anything. The negotiation must have been tough with multiple buyers, but Adam made it happen for me and we got the deal. Adam helped me get in touch with very good local contractors after the transaction was completed, as I had to get some work done to customize the house's interior.Overall, Adam was very professional and always available during the complete process, and is highly recommended.

      - partha.barman
    • Adam worked with me in finding and purchasing a rental property in Santa Ana. Adam is a highly ethical and patient realtor. We looked for months at dozens at properties. I never once felt pressured to buy something quickly and he provided valuable insight into the pros/cons of each property we viewed. I highly recommend him and will use him again in the future.

      - frankwu898
    • Yes,An agent that answers the phone EVERY TIME! Never did my husband and I ever get Adams voicemail. From 2nd call he greeted us by name. Adam is a professional, honest and dedicated Realtor. A real estate transaction is an uncertain process for a buyer. He eased us into the process and did all he promised. His intention is to ease this process and to make the process more productive.He listens and understand his clients worries and in a timely manner addressed our inquiries, in a calm manner. I assure you that working with Adam will be great experience.He took on more then his scope; he proved that he is highly qualified to handle all aspects such as negotiations for the best price possible, proper representation, communication in all levels, accuracy of the supporting documents and settlement matters.I was impressed with the modern technology his firm had on offer. Adam & The Evergreen Team Tick All the Boxes!

      - Heather274
    • Adam, is one of the very few agents I have dealt with who actually almost always picks up the phone straight away, and on the rare occasion he doesn`t pick up, he returns calls within minutes. I`ve never been frustrated and left hanging wondering what is going on! His local knowledge is superb and he has the right balance of understanding how emotional a client can get about a peoperty, whilst at the same time steering them gently on to a more sensible, realistic course. It is unfortunate that due to our particular circumstances we were not able to fully reach a conclusion on a house purchase, but I would have no hesitation in recommending him to others.

      - Nicky23
    • Adam was very helpful in assisting us find a rental within a short period of time in the desired location. He was always available and responsive. He understood the specs of our seach and added valuable insight during the process.

      - vininy
    • Adam is a true professional, always looking out for the best interest of his clients. Adam's professionalism and sticking to his values while doing business are unmatched in the real estate industry.

      - Dan Hrey
    • Adam is a constant professional. He helped me sell my home in a buyers market. He walked me through every step of the process and explained everything to me. He was knowledgeable about the market, the neighborhood, and all the paperwork. I could reach him day or night, he was always available to me. Adam negotiated a great deal for my home too. I would use him again in a heart beat. And I would highly recommend him to a friend or family member. You will be in excellent hands if you choose to use him.

      - jentzadodger
    • Adam did a fantastic job for us. His knowledge and professional relationships saved us time, money, and hassle. I would highly recommend talking with Adam for 15 minutes before deciding on any other realistate person. We will never buy or sell another house without using him!

      - user5643713
    • Adam was fantastic in helping find a home in Laguna Niguel. He always responded to my emails and phone calls quickly. The home I liked he negotiated the price down and was able to answer any questions about the process of buying a home. I was never wondering what the next step was because he let me know before I could ask. I would recommend him to my friends.

      - brendamoralesln
    • Adam and his team did an excellent job handling the sale of our home. From start to finish he was there to answer any questions we had. We felt that we had support through every step of the process and it could not have gone smoother. I would definitely recommend Adam's services to anyone looking to sell their home.

      - user8637779
    • When we found the right home we told Adam this is the one. He was able to negotiate the price below asking then it appraised for more than we paid. We were so happy we got a home with a pool in the the neighborhood we wanted. We will work with him again and would recommend him to anyone.

      - carolrhodes1227
    • I want to thank Shevy Akason and Adam Lillestrand from Evergreen Realty for their absolute professionalism selling my home. This was my first house I had ever purchased, and because of the market, I thought I should sell and move up in the type of housing real estate I would like to live in Irvine, California. I have heard many stories from other people on how their Realtor seldom contacted them during the selling process, so I as very worried. Shevy and Adam made those fears disappear by staying in contact with me at any time I needed to ask questions. Even on their days off! They did a lot of things behind the scenes that I only found out later that helped me. They made me feel that they were part owners of my home and wanted the best price and the best buyer to purchase my property. I canNoMust recommend them to anyone selling or purchasing a home in the Orange County area.

      - user279353
    • I have been looking for a home for several weeks and during that time I have met many types of realtors, from ones who were very prompt and respectful but did not know what they were doing to others who knew what they were doing but could care less about your needs, with many variations in between. My experience with Adam is that other than the desired, but not necessarily always attained (someone who knows what they are doing and actually care about your needs) he is excellent about following up with me as a client and making sure that I am up to date at every step of the way. It is extremely frustrating when one is on pins and needles waiting to hear about the progress of a transaction and then having to deal with an agent who keeps you hanging for hours or days without telling you what is going on, not to mention ones who do not follow-up on your requirements, let alone keeping you up to date. Add to that, someone who is upfront, honest and ethical, and what you end up with is a real estate professional who distinguishes himself from the crowd, and it is a big crowd out there.

      - sidonlb
    • Adam is very impressive. He has a deep knowledge of his role and was always well informed and quick to respond with whatever we needed. Adam understands the market and knows the area well. Very happy with our experience.

      - dutchcheez
    • Adam is a great buyer agent which I have worked with and I am still working with him to get my dream house. He is very knowledgeable, quick responsive and patient. He knows local area very well and always on time for house showing. One of the biggest favor he did for me is that he got my deposit back from a builder after I signed a contract for a new construction but have to cancel it due to personal issue. I know many buyers lose earnest money in these situations but Adam saved me from the trouble. I highly recommend Adam as an buyer agent to help you find a dream house.

      - eric_jin
    • Shevy Akason was referred to me from a website, OC Housing News. His professionalism was impeccable; he patiently answered all our questions, he responded to all emails and phone calls, he helped us determine how much to spend and where to look, he gave us reports with detailed ownership cost calculations, and during the negotiations, he helped us remain calm and overcome our own impulses to overbid during a frenzied market. He saved us far more than his fee, and he helped us find the right home for our family. I recommend him highly.

      - Lawrence Roberts
    • I have many positive things to say about Adam and his professionalism in the process of selling my condo in Dana Point. He offered great recommendations to "stage" my home and coordinated all the work to make that happen. He responded immediately to texts, emails and phone calls. He offered great advice when it came to accepting an offer to sell. All the way through the process, Adam was focused on making sure I was aware of all the details that were necessary to make decisions and comfortable with the final "deal". Thank you Adam!

      - jennljones
    • I can not say enough great things about Shevy as a real estate agent and person. My wife and I have bought and sold multiple houses with Shevy and his team and its always a pleasurable experience. Our last sale in 2014, Shevy got us well over asking for our house and was able to negotiate an under market purchase of out new home. Great guy, great service

      - user4191478
    • I put my condo up for sale in 2013. We met and went over the details. He made it a point to let me know what I can realistically expect in terms of the market environment. Him and his team did a great job in the marketing and the showings of the property. Anytime I had a question or concern, they were easily reachable and made themselves available as long as needed. When the offers came in, he didn't just recommend taking the highest offer. We actually sat down and vetted each one making sure the buyer was the best one to go with.Very grateful for Shevy's services. He's the only agent I will use.

      - user859188
    • Our agent, Shevy Akason, was an integral part in finding what will be our forever home. My wife and I found this to be a very stressful and overwhelming task, but with Shevy's help we were able to relieve some of the stress by listening to Shevy's experiences and his continual education of how the process works. While there exists tools to look for houses you are interested in without the need of an agent, by having Shevy on our team we felt much more confident that we would not miss anything that could come back to hurt us in the end. HIs ability to point out potential resale problems, or location concerns was invaluable insight that no "online search tool" could provide us. While his help in finding the right how was helpful and convenient, the true value of working with Shevy surfaced when we got into the negotiations. We had already fallen in love with the home we wanted and were willing to pay just about anything to get the home. Shevy carefully advised us of the neighborhood comps and also so of the reasons why the house had been on the market a long time. By suggesting us to come in at a lower price than I was planning on, we were able to get the home for over $10k less than I expected. There is no doubt in my mind that without Shevy, we would have purchased that house for at least $10-$15k more. Besides Shevy, his team is also great. They are very responsive and were willing to answer a lot of questions that we sent their way. This even happened on the weekends and not once did anyone every make us feel we were being bothersome. In summary, we made a great choice selecting Shevy, one of the areas top agents, to help us find our dream home. Well done by Shevy and his team!

      - Ryan Smith
    • We utilized Adam for our first home purchase. Given this was our first experience looking for homes, I was impressed by how responsive he was without being pushy. He allowed us to take our time to look for the best property for us. I also liked that he was typically on the same page as we were for properties, and would point out potential issues that we may not have noticed. When the time came to buy, he negotiated a great deal for us and ensured we took all the proper steps for a smooth transaction. I would definitely use him again in the future.

      - lindsay orndorff
    • We found Adam to be knowledgeable, responsive, and pro active. His manner was professional and friendly. The property sold need refreshing. Adam worked with us through the process and provided support when needed. I would work with him again without hesitation.

      - user5664650
    • Call him! Seriously, just do it. He is an excellent real estate agent. Adam was with us every step of the way giving us advice and sharing his knowledge in order to help us make informed decisions. He helped give us perspective in our sale, helped us narrow down our must haves for the new place and was always available to show us properties. Once we found our new home he helped us navigate the sometimes vague or confusing contract details and made sure we were in the loop at all times. I could not recommend Adam any higher

      - devin92679
    • Adam was diligent, honest, and always very responsive. He listened to our wishes while also providing sound guidance based on his extensive experience. We were very happy to work with Adam and have already recommended him and his business partner Shevy Akason to a close friend.

      - michael a dole
    • I had the privilege of working with Adam when looking to purchase a home in south Orange County. Adam is an excellent realtor. He knows the market extremely well, is diligent, responsive and very patient with his clients. I spent over a year looking for the right fit for me in choosing a house. Adam was always ready and able to show me a listing whenever I called. He kept me abreast of all market activity that might interest me. When I was ready to take the leap Adam listed my house and sold it within two weeks. The experience at each phase of the sales effort was superior, such as innovative efforts in developing prospects, useful insights on pre-listing and effective advertising and showings. I ne re felt a moments pressure with Adam in find the right house for me. He could easily have sold me several houses but Adam had the knowledge and vision to know I could do better. He knew what I wanted that fit my needs and budget and encouraged me to wait. It paid off! Adam steered me to the perfect home. I HIGHLY recommend Adam to anyone who is considering buying or selling a home.

      - joanseaman12