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Events in Big Bear Lake, CA

Cash’d Out: A Tribute To Johnny Cash At The Cave
Cash’d Out Big Bear

SAT, NOVEMBER 24
Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.
Concert: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15 – $35

The Cave
40789 Village Dr.
909-878-0204

Come see the show that respectfully references the late, great Man in Black’s Sun Records and early Columbia era sound, combined with the energy of the classic multi-platinum live recordings from Folsom Prison and San Quentin. The group’s genuine love of Johnny Cash’s music and its universal appeal to fans of all ages and all musical genres makes each Cash’d Out show a must-see event.

5th Annual Big Bear Turkey Trot
5th Annual Big Bear Turkey Trot

THURS, NOVEMBER 22
Registration: 7 a.m.
Race: 9 a.m.
Cost: $25 – $50 Fundraiser

Meadow Park
41220 Park Ave.
909-686-1786

Walk, Jog, or Trot! Earn your turkey dinner with a 3, 6, or 9 mile run starting at Meadow Park on Thanksgiving morning. A great family event in a fun and festive venue with three race distance options all on the same course making it easy for everybody to participate. Kids in strollers are welcome. Come ready to have fun and dressed in your best turkey, bear, or autumn costume.

Mountain Christmas Boutique
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FRI & SAT, NOVEMBER 23 & 24
Hours:10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
SUN, NOVEMBER 25
Hours: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Admission: $2 – $3

Big Bear Convention Center
42900 Big Bear Blvd.
909-585-3000

Let the shopping season begin! This arts and crafts show features 40+ vendors, free arts & crafts for children, free visits with Santa, holiday libations and food. Find special holiday crafts and unique gifts.

Winter Kickoff Party At The Cave
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FRI, NOVEMBER 23
Doors Open: 6 p.m.
Movie: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15

The Cave
40789 Village Dr.
909-878-0204

Gear up to celebrate the season at the Annual Winter Kickoff Party. All ages are welcome. Tons of raffles and prizes and a full- feature Warren Miller film, Face of Winter. Sponsored by Get Boards.

Santa’s Grand Entrance & Tree Lighting
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FRI, NOVEMBER 23
Starts: 5 p.m.
Santa Arrives: 6 p.m.
Cost: Free

The Village
Pine Knot Ave. & Village Drive

Grab a hot chocolate and join the festivities as Santa arrives in The Village for the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Once the tree is sparkling with thousands of tiny lights, Christmas carols and holiday music will begin on the stage. Dress warm and bring your Christmas list for Santa!

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Helicopter View of Big Bear Lake

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Happy Halloween!

Rahill Real Estate Group Halloween Costume Contest

The CEO and division leaders of the Rahill Real Estate Group, Will Rahill, Krystle Roth, and Brad King, got together to enjoy a costume party! Can you tell who they’re dressed as?!

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What is a Big Bear Escrow?

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You’ve done it! You have decided on taking the next step in your life by purchasing or selling your Big Bear home. Before you’re ready to finalize a transaction, you will hear the word escrow.

You may be asking yourself what does escrow mean and how does it work? Escrow is opened usually right after an accepted offer with a neutral third party that will then hold onto a buyer’s earnest money deposit until the deal has closed. A local Realtor in Big Bear could help you by breaking down the entire process, one key factor at a time.

That is precisely how we’re going to help you as well. Before you buy or sell your home in Big Bear, be positive that you are confident in your Big Bear Realtor! A real estate agent in Big Bear has to have enough real estate experience to understand each part of the process thoroughly.

A great tip is to hire a full-time agent because they have more experience and devote their time entirely to real estate, giving you the extra motivation to use them because they will be more focused on selling your house or helping you to find your dream home!

escrow-diagram What is the purpose?
The purpose of escrow is to help everyone to feel at ease because it gives assurance to the seller and buyer that there is no bias. Escrow guarantees that the property and funds will not be traded until everything has been signed, the transaction is complete and records properly on the title, it gives everyone peace of mind and protects everyone involved.

An earnest money deposit is given after a buyer’s offer is accepted on the house to show their good faith to the seller and show that they are serious about purchasing. The buyer’s earnest money doesn’t go to the seller but to a third unbiased party. They do it this way, so the seller doesn’t have the earnest money while negotiating with the buyer and use it as a negotiation tactic.

It’s the same for the buyer. The buyer won’t have the deed to the house until after it’s been paid for. If the buyer had the deed before everything was signed, they could use that as a ploy to negotiate their terms.

Who is involved?
In a real estate transaction, there are more people involved than the buyer and seller. Who else is involved in the escrow process then? This can vary depending on the state you live in, but in Big Bear, California, you have the buyer, seller, escrow office, and the real estate agent.

1. Buyer
If an offer is accepted, then the real estate transaction goes into escrow. Their local real estate agent will help them to negotiate the transaction at this point.

For example, if a home inspector says that the roof needs to be fixed and states that it is a major issue, then the buyer can place a request for repairs that says the roof must be fixed before the transaction is official. If the seller agrees then the transaction can continue but every house is sold as is and all repairs are negotiable. If you’re buying a Big Bear home, it’s ideal to have a local Realtor to help navigate all these different terms and hurdles.

At the end of the escrow process, the buyer is officially a new homeowner!

2. Seller

The seller’s real estate agent discusses the contingencies and contract details with the buyer’s Realtor until everyone has come to an agreement. Once the seller accepts an offer, the escrow process is a go. The escrow officer helps to protect both, the seller and the buyer, by collecting the earnest money deposit. This shows the seller that the buyer is serious about the offer. Typically, the earnest money deposit is 2% – 3% of the offered amount.

Once all the paperwork has been completed, all contract details/contingencies have been satisfied, and it’s gone through the escrow officer, the home is in the “clear to close” stage, meaning you are about to sell your Big Bear home officially!

Wait! You may be wondering what happens if a buyer backs out for the reason that isn’t accepted in the contingencies? The seller may keep their earnest money deposit. This is a safeguard to make sure that a seller doesn’t have to go through the process of escrow for nothing and having it cancel.

3. Lender
A mortgage lender approves a Big Bear home buyer from a loan based on their income, finances, and credit information. They are involved in the escrow process if the buyer is using a loan to pay for the house rather than cash.

A lender’s responsibilities are to evaluate loan applications and making sure it’s complete, running the borrower’s credit to check their credit standings, inform the borrower of different rates and loan programs, and communicating between the underwriters and borrowers.

4. Big Bear Realtor
realestategroupOn both the buyer and seller side, they should have a local experienced Realtor to help them navigate through the real estate transaction. With years of going through the escrow process, they are your best support system. Local real estate agents can give you a little insight on what to expect. They can give you the best-case scenario and the worst to help prepare you for either outcome.

Realtors are responsible for purchase agreements, closing documents, overseeing documents being signed, and negotiation between both parties. Take the load off your shoulders and let them deal with the paperwork to ensure that everything is handled correctly.

5. Escrow Officer
As a buyer, when you place an offer on a home, an earnest money deposit is required to put the home buying process into escrow. It shows the seller that you are serious about your offer because there is a chance that you could lose your earnest money deposit, depending on the real estate contract and contingencies.

An escrow officer is a third party that is impartial to both the seller and the buyer, they hold onto the deposit and confirm that everyone has met their part of the contracts before the funds are given to the seller.

Escrow officers also provide all required documents on taxes and the escrow to mortgage holders for tax purposes. They review regulatory documents and are in charge that the transaction complies with the law.

Each state has different laws or requirements when it comes to real estate; it’s essential to find a local escrow officer and Realtor for the overall Big Bear home buying or selling process. At the very final state, the escrow officer clears the title, meaning that the buyer officially owns the home.

Closing of Escrow
big bear in escrowBoth parties receive all the final paperwork at the point of closing escrow. Make sure to read over all the paperwork carefully! You won’t be able to change anything once you have signed and submitted your documents at the closing of escrow. Once everyone has completed their portions of all the closing paperwork, the escrow officer will then create a new deed naming the buyer as the property’s owner and send it into the county’s recorder. The seller will then receive all the funds for selling the house.

Congratulations you have sold or bought a Big Bear home!

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607 Villa Grove, Big Bear City, CA 92314

Villa Grove

607 Villa Grove, Big Bear City, CA 92314 is the perfect getaway from the city! Embrace the Big Bear feel of being in the mountains in this stunning log style home.

This three bedroom and two bath house sits upon 7,200 sqft of land, ideal for those who want to be full-time residents or secondary homeowners. A one car garage with a sizable driveway creates ample space for parking with the added bonus of creating a partially covered walkway to the front porch for those wintery seasons.

An open living space connecting to the kitchen warmly invites guests inside, creating the sense of togetherness. Holidays with the entire family will be inclusive for everyone with the open floor plan that lets family members engage from the kitchen and living room.

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In the living room, enjoy the homey atmosphere by gathering around the floor to ceiling fireplace with vaulted ceilings. Natural light pours in through the wall of windows, sending warmth and light throughout. Imagine sipping a cup of hot cocoa with the faint sound of the fire crackling and snow cascading down outside your window. There is no better way to spend an evening in the mountains!

The custom granite kitchen countertop is enough to draw anyone into the room; unique edges flow in and out, being the model centerpiece to any baker’s kitchen. Stainless steel appliances, gorgeous copper tile that wraps around the counter, and a grand custom backsplash finish off the kitchen with style. An entrance to the wooden deck can be found from the dining area, with the view of the forest that showcases the beauty of Big Bear.

Two bedrooms and a bathroom are located on the first floor. Tile showers await the owner in both bathrooms. Villa Grove 3Circling back around to the front door, a wooden staircase directs visitors upstairs to an open loft that has been transformed into a game room. Wood floors throughout the home tie in the characteristic of living in the mountains. The second story is where you will find the secluded master bedroom with a private bathroom. The Master bathroom comes with his and her sinks, giving both parties the space they need.

Ski slope views are the ideal backdrop, as guests relax on the gorgeous log deck that encircles the home. Delight in every season of Big Bear on your private deck at 607 Villa Grove, Big Bear City, CA 92314. You won’t want to miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity to own such a spectacular piece of Big Bear.

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Testimonials

Will knows Big Bear. He is a man of integrity and understands what you are looking for. If you are reading this recommendation then you are looking for someone to trust. Trust Will.Julie L Appel
Lisa & Rick were absolutely fabulous!! We were referred to them by a friend from down the hill, called and scheduled to meet, and the same day found a house we loved. The best part is that we came up with a long list of homes we wanted to see, but Rick & Lisa also brought us to a few houses not on our list and came up with a home that we instantly fell in love with. Lisa was available at all hours, …Todd & Yorley Blacher
Will is the type of real estate consultant that everyone needs: honest, extremely bright, thorough and just a fantastic person. He is passionate about helping people and finding the right fit for his clients. Procuring real estate is a huge financial investment and often times an emotional one. He takes great care in his work and takes the prudent approach to conducting ethical business. I highly recommend him.Sue Schroeder
Lisa Seifert was such a blast to work with. She patiently showed us cabin after cabin until we found our dream getaway. All along the way we learned so much about Big Bear & all the special places to go & have fun with our family & friends. She helped us through each step & was always there to answer any questions quickly. We feel blessed to have our family getaway so enjoyed what would have otherwise been a stressful process, thanks to Lisa …Sean & Elizabeth Stephens
Will was very good to work with.  He was knowledgeable, about the market, candid about the process, reliable in his communication.  I recommend him.Rob Drew
We could not be any more pleased with the job that Tarl has done on our behalf. Throughout the whole process he has been available and sensitive to our questions & worries. I would like to thank all of you at the Rahill Real Estate Group for helping us make our dream come true. Especially you, Tarl!Bob & Terri Miller
Loved working with “real” real estate professionals. You & your team provided us with on time performance with regards to paperwork requirements & deadlines.  Your Docusign made everything easy, hassle free and on time.  Thank you for making this real estate experience painless & successful.Roland B Scott
Will is the best realtor in Big Bear!Angela Priola Naylor
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Rahill Team, especially Rick & Lisa Seifert. At first the sale of our cabin seemed like a daunting task. Rick & his wife dug in and helped us prioritize what needed to be done.  They were constructive….never pushy. We were amazed at the difference de-cluttering made.  Rick patiently helped us through each step of the process.  The last time we entered an escrow was in 1992. The computer made it easier in so many ways …Dan & Delayne Stotts
Tarl did an excellent job. He was professional, honest, on time & worked extra hard even though it was a small commission. Thanks Tarl and Rahill Real Estate Team.Kevin McKee
Our experience with your office was great from the moment we walked in and fortunate enough to connect with Tarl Wood. Tarl listened to our concerns, needs and budget and went over and above our expectations to find us the cabin we wanted. Tarl understood that we lived far from Big Bear so when we made the drive up he maximized our time & showed us every available property. Tarl also kept in close contact through email & phone conversations to let us know of “new” …Perry & Colette Gustafson
We wish to thank you for our agent Lisa Seifert.  She is truly a patient and sincere person & so down to earth!  Our experience with Rahill Real Estate Group has been quick & smooth even with a Cal Vet loan!  Dell & Laura Warfield
I would like to say how great my agent Lisa Seifert at the Rahill Real Estate was in helping me find my new home in Big Bear Lake. She has to be the best agent that I have ever had in all the years that I been buying homes. She took the time to show me all the homes that were in the Big Bear Lake area and never gave up the hunt to find me my home.  She is a supper person and …Jim Bullard
I’m writing this letter to let you know how pleased we were about Tarl’s caring attitude. Tarl exceeded our expectations. He took time to find out our needs & knew which homes we’d like to see. He gave us his personal knowledge of the area including restaurants, activities & winterization. We feel Tarl is a great person and cares for people’s needs. Thank you!Juan & Irma Orozco
Will is an amazing Real Estate agent with a wonderful team that is always on top of what is going on in Big Bear. He is an honest and trustworthy person who will help you with your real estate deals and questions.Nicole Lathrop
Very attentive, Will will help you find what you’re looking for.Karen Scholl
Team Rahill was great, but the credit really goes to Mario Bulnes. He was our agent. We started this process in early March when we contacted Mario. We were referred to him by our loan broker. We coordinated a visit, and he had lined up 7+ properties for us to see that met our criteria. We made an offer the first day we toured properties, and on April 15 we closed escrow. Mario was knowledgeable, and we always felt he was looking for our …Wendy Patrick
You are the best! Thanks so much for making it as effortless as possible during the process of buying. We’re grateful for your attention, warmth, knowledge and enthusiasm. We think of you as a friend in Big Bear and hope to see you soon. And thanks for offering to answer any further questions regarding improvements and maintenance. Chal Pivik
Both my wife & I were very happy with all the work Lisa Seifert did to find our Big Bear property. Lisa worked hard for 6 months to find the property where we can build a cabin in Big Bear. She stayed in touch and kept us aware along the way. We are both very pleased.   Thank you!    Dave & Jeanne Jensen
Mario is an amazing professional who goes beyond his job duties. He takes the time to understand your goals and makes sure he deliveries a service that helps you to achieve those goals. He is very service oriented and takes the time to explain everything. Gina LondonoGina Londono
We thoroughly enjoyed working with Tarl Wood.  He was engaging, quick to respond and professional. We were regularly updated as to time frames, condo repairs & paperwork. Thank you, Tarl.Don & Elizabeth Harris
I was tasked with finding a realtor in Big Bear Lake 2 days before Thanksgiving. We were located 500 miles north of Big Bear in the SF Bay Area. After reading the positive reviews about Rahill Realty, I took a chance and gave them a call. We were lucky to have Brad King answer the phone (even though a lot of people were not working that week – Brad was!) I explained we were planning to purchase a company cabin in the Big Bear …Lori Brown
We have used Will on several properties and have found him & his staff to be very knowledgeable & courteous to me and our staff. Closings go smoothly which we like very much and Will & Nicki follow up with escrow to make sure there are no loose ends. We are happy, satisfied clients!Portia Frost
Lisa, my son Joe was spot on when he recommended the Rahill Real Estate Group. It was comforting to have a person who could understand the emotional problems in having to give up my dads cabin. Thank you for being so sweet.Lois Lillibridge
We had been looking for a property for about 3 years and in our search, we met Tarl Wood. He was very accommodating. He showed us properties when we came to town and also sent us some to view online. He would always make himself available and gave us some insight on rentals and regulations. The process was very smooth with no problems or issues. We would definitely recommend to future buyers.Mike & Cathy Butkus
Tarl Wood was awesome and I had a great experience with The Rahill Real Estate Group and the progress. Thank you!Rick Pathi
Will is talented, hard working and professional. I highly recommend him!Mary Scott
This truly was a 5-star experience that we had with Jonathan Vasquez and his team. We were selling our cabin in Big Bear and Jonathan could not have done a finer job. He knows the area so well and advised us on how to get the cabin ready to sell, as well as the yard….little things that we probably would have overlooked to guiding us through the selling, after an offer we liked came in. We could not be happier. Thanks Jonathan for all …Victoria Collins Bufler
Will, You were great during the whole process of selling our cabin in Big Bear. Very professional, honest, firm and trustworthy. You did whatever you promised you would and did it in the best way. Thank you!Hashemi's
Will has the highest standards of professionalism and integrity. He is intelligent, honest and capable, and he has my strongest personal recommendation.Kenneth M. Klein
I would like to recognize Tarl for providing the best experience possible as our agent. Tarl met all my expectations as a professional and my expectations are high!  Thank you!Maritza Makemson
What a grand experience I had working with Rick & Nicki. You have a very professional, efficient crew at your office. I felt as if I was kept informed on my listing, progress of sale, and the negotiation process. Rick guided me through it all with clarity and patience. I appreciated the constant communication that I had from/with Rick & Nicki, along with the MLS emails. I look forward to spreading the word about the exceptional service that I received from the Rahill Real …Karin Powell
Very happy we chose Will Rahill to sell our property. He gave us great advise, very communicative, down to earth person. If you are looking for a Realtor who is smart, well connected and will market your property the right way…hire Will.Patrick Beneventi
Lisa did a great job helping with our close. Thanks!Frank & Maryann Horak
I was very happy with my agent, Tarl Wood. He was very responsive, professional, and dependable. He took more than sufficient time to keep us up to speed & meet our needs. His service was top rate, exceptional!Ryan Miller
Thank you very much! We had a wonderful experience of buying land with Tarl Wood. He provided excellent services and he was always prompt, helpful and informative. I would not hesitate to recommend Tarl’s services to anyone we know. We also loved the easiness & convenience of signing all documents online.Glenn & Vera Savage
Will Rahill’s team have proven to be professional & efficient. I am thankful to Will for his accurate suggestions to upgrade the property and to Rick Seifert for his caring & availability. The combination made the sale immediate & smooth. Excellent team! Highly recommendable!!!!Fariba Rofougaran
Thank you for all of your hard work in making this happen! My house was the last of about 5 properties to go on the market on our street and I think the first to sell.   Donna Gurule
Lisa & Rahill exceeded our expectations.  I feel Lisa is just as interested in making friendships as she is in selling real estate. She showed us 19 properties in one afternoon. That must be some kind of record. Talk about organized & multi-tasking all at once. Very impressive. I wish she worked for me at my firm.Mark & Diane Frank
Lisa is a great agent who worked very hard to keep us informed of every step of the house sale. Her knowledge of the industry and her honesty are well appreciated by us all in a very stressful time. She made it a lot easier. She always kept us informed almost on a daily basis.  David & Judy Behrens
Tarl Wood was a true professional and an absolute pleasure to work with. We are out of state buyers and he made us feel as though we were next door during the entire transaction. His follow up was great and he over delivered on everything we needed. Thank you Tarl for a great buying experience as it rare to experience such a seamless transaction, you are an asset to your team and I look forward to seeing you when we are up there!   …Robert Dubel
Tarl did an amazing job finding the right house & connecting me with others that made the process quick & easy. I closed in less than 21 days & was very happy. I can’t say enough about Tarl’s service & I would recommend him to anyone looking for a place in Big Bear. I thank Tarl again for everything.Cyndi Dart
Mario Bulnes with Rahill was amazing. He went above and beyond to make the process of selling our family’s home smooth and kept us informed at every single step. He and his team make sure that their clients are making the best decisions and never push for anything. Thank you so much, Mario and Rahill team for your hard work with our sale. I recommend Mario and the team on the highest level. Tiffany SmithTiffany Smith
Lisa, John & I have bought and sold over ten properties with eight different real estate people. You by far exceed them all in every way. You simply are the best and a wonderful person.  John & Karen Schofield
I would like to take a moment to say thanks to your agency so very much for helping us find our perfect home in Big Bear. We love it, and your website was perfect for searching the Big Bear Valley Area for the one special place. Our realtor, Lisa Seifert was amazing. She is very knowledgeable, helpful, friendly, and very patient. She always seemed to have time to answer our questions, no matter how small, and would even respond late at night. It felt …Scott & Elaine Hudson
It is always great working with Will. He is very trustworthy as well as kind. I would highly recommend Will to anyone interested in real estate. He genuinely enjoys helping people.Sara Gordon
Brad King is very personable, thorough, and efficient.His number one concern is looking out for his clients and will take the extra time needed to make you feel comfortable and minimize the stress. I would definitely use and recommend Brad and the Rahill Team. They did a great job. Linda FerrisLinda Ferris
Over the years I have purchased & sold many properties including commercial & rentals. During this time I have been involved with numerous realtors and Tarl is one of the best. After I purchased this home, Tarl did not disappear (as most agents do) but continued to be very responsive to my needs & is still helping me get settled. I have no doubt Tarl will be even more successful going forward as I will go out of my way to recommend him to …Pete Buenzli
My husband and I couldn’t be happier about the service we received from Will Rahill and his team.  His knowledge of the market and unique strategies for listing our higher-end home were unimpeachable. The process was efficient and resolved much more quickly than we’d ever imagined possible. He was also extremely responsive, encouraging, and persistent in getting us through it all without undo stress. We wouldn’t hesitate to use him again or recommend him to friends. Thanks for the opportunity to let us share …Lorraine Wolfe, Ph.D.
Will is integrity all the way.Tara Rokstad
Will is a very helpful and knowledgeable realtor!Jessica Stack Yeoman
Tarl Wood was our agent that helped us with the purchase of our house. He did a fantastic job. He went above & beyond in helping us with the process of buying a home in Big Bear. It was a pleasure working with him every step of the purchase. Top notch!!!  Ken & Cindy Epema
Will was great to work with. He showed me several homes that were within the parameters of my price point, and only homes with the size and amenities I was looking for. The foreclosure purchase I made went very smoothly, and Will kept me updated throughout the process. Will is extremely knowledgeable about all facets of the Big Bear area, and is very involved in the community. I highly recommend Will for your real estate needs.Manuel Gutierrez
I decided to sell my house in Big Bear, so I contacted a few realtors.  After looking at Will’s marketing plan to sell my house and his realistic evaluation of the market value of my house, I decided to list my house with Will’s team.  Other realtors gave me decent evaluations, but no one had such a strong marketing plan as Will’s team.   Within a week after it hit the multiples, I received a strong offer.  After brief counter offers the property was put into escrow.  …James Evans
Lisa was professional and yet friendly and caring. She was not just interested in making a sale, but she made sure that I would be happy & comfortable in whatever home I chose. Lisa always used the utmost integrity. She will be my first choice for a Realtor in the future.    Adrienne Schubert
I was very pleased with the service I had from Will Rahill. I found him to be very professional yet very nice to deal with & very informative. I have bought & sold many homes over the past years and can honestly say that working with Will & Nicki was the easiest & most pleasant.Jane Alexander
I live in San Diego and wanted to find a local realtor in the Big Bear area who could help us find a property that would be great for personal use – but most importantly for vacation rental purposes. I actually came to Yelp and contacted Rahill through Yelp messages and Brad King reached out to me in minutes. Brad was great from the beginning – he had great knowledge of the area and most importantly knew what we needed to find to make …Alyssa R.
I can’t thank you enough for all you did to make this whole process go smoothly. I couldn’t have done it without you Lisa.Cheryl Soave
Lisa was really fantastic from the initial contact, through closing and beyond. Friendly, professional, and clearly an expertTzvi Haber
Superior local knowledge and a true dedication to both his personal and professional lives are what set Will apart from the masses. Will’s integrity in his craft is unsurpassed. You could not choose a finer practitioner.Kevin Dougherty
If you’re looking for a professional, intelligent and personable Realtor who knows Big Bear, Will Rahill is the guy for you.Megan Blaney
Our experience with Team Rahill was very positive at all times. We worked with Tarl Wood over several months. Tarl provided advice & important knowledge of the area which helped us make decisions. As a result, we made a purchase we are very happy with.Max & Julie Perdue
We appreciated all of Rick’s efforts & professionalism. It made the sales transaction easy & straight forward.Rich Roche
Lisa did a fantastic job as our agent. Her approach was always positive and helpful, yet not pushy and was always respectful to us as home buyers understanding our desire to find the perfect Big Bear home. Once we entered into a contract with the seller, Lisa was extremely knowledgeable and willing to respond to our questions or concerns day or night, in a very timely manner! It is obvious Lisa Seifert is a very hard-working and caring individual. We feel fortunate to have …Andrea
Will, we had heard your real estate team was great, but now I can say firsthand I know why your company is considered the top real estate group in Big Bear.  I am someone who owns a service business, and did specialized studies in service delivery in graduate school. I really value great service. I am serious when I say that Tarl Wood is the best service provider I have worked with this year (and possibly ever, but I’d have to go way back …Colin & Cathy Walker
When my wife & I started getting interested in purchasing a vacation home in Big Bear, we really didn’t know for sure what we wanted & weren’t entirely sure with the area, so I started searching the web to find a real estate agent to help answer our questions. The first real estate agency I emailed replied a couple days later and then I didn’t hear back from them for over a week. Therefore, I decided to try a different agency. However, I never …Brad Gilpin
I have known Will for over 15 years. We met while working for an organization that teaches people with disabilities to ski. I agree with the previous testimonials that are singing his praises, and I would add loyal and conscientious. He truly cares about treating people right and standing by friends.Jason Schetter
Lisa is the most amazing person I ever met. It is a good thing we have no plans to move again, because I can’t imagine going through another transaction without her. Every person I spoke with while going through the rigors of selling a home have only had the highest praise for her. She was on time for every meeting, she was available every time I needed her, she worked well with all the people involved in this sale including the contractor, buyers, other …Donna Cooper
I’ve known Will for 25 years, and there is nobody I would trust or recommend more highly.Mark Spurlock
Will did an exceptional job selling our cabin. Always honest & upfront. Always kept us informed of what was happening.  Thank you!Bill & Pam Hartley
We had a very nice experience dealing with Rahill Real Estate. In particular, our agent, Lisa Seifert!! She was patient, informative, and made herself very available to any and all questions and requests we had for her. Her knowledge of the area and understanding of what we were looking for in a family cabin helped the process be as efficient and easy as possible. We feel very fortunate she answered the phone when I called inquiring about the property that caught our eye.  Thank …Ron & Carol DePompa
Relying on an agent to represent you in a real estate transaction is all about trust. The profession sometimes draws “salespeople” that are more interested in their wallets than your needs. There isn’t anyone I would trust more than Will to be my advocate buying real estate, both from a technical perspective in understanding the angles of the “deal” and more importantly, knowing that integrity and helping people are more important to Will than what’s in his wallet.Wade Griffis
Will was a real treat to work with…professional, experienced and he sold our home the first weekend it was on the market. We had a difficult buyer and if it wasn’t for Will “talking me off the ledge” a number of times, I’m sure I would have blown the sale. He’s calm and cool under pressure and made selling our home easy. Thanks Will.Christie Walker
Will is not only a great agent, he is intelligent and always looking out for his clients best interest! Thanks Will!Heather Hilliard
I truly appreciated my time at the Rahill Real Estate Group. My agent, Tarl Wood, was a pleasure to work with. I felt zero pressure to buy a house and he didn’t get mad when I lost his favorite pen ! 🙂Richard O'Connor
Will never quits and keeps looking for the best possible outcome. Thanks to Will’s integrity, tenacity, and compassion, we were able to sell a family home.Lisa L. Magnuson
Will was a pleasure to work with!Travis Martinez
Thank you for the great service you and your team provided.Karim
Lisa, you have been such a breath of fresh air in this process. When we began working with you, you really helped put our minds at ease. Thank you for your guidance and support it has made all the difference.Javier & Cassandra
I’ve known Will for well over 20 years and has my highest recommendation as a professional who pays attention to detail while looking out for the best interests of his clients.Sean E Stall
Lisa Seifert was an excellent representative of your agency. She was always available, knowledgeable and got us all the answers to all of our questions. She has a great positive attitude, and is very friendly. I chose Rahill Real Estate because of your affiliation with the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce, and I’m glad I did. Not having any experience with working with a realtor before, I was a little apprehensive. The experience was perfect.Susan Pearson
Best experience I’ve ever had! From day 1 through escrow closing & beyond, Rick of Rahill Real Estate was there for “me”……….Sheila Pitts
Will has the professional integrity that it takes to ensure complete customer satisfaction. He has my stamp of approval.David Owings
As both a homeowner and a real estate investor in California and out of the U.S.A. over the past forty years,  I’ve worked with many realtors.  I truly think you are one of the best. You helped our family sell our wonderful but quite dated Big Bear vacation rental home by tactfully suggesting reasonable improvement ideas and recommending trustworthy contractors, and by realistically pricing it and steadfastly showing it during a very bad sellers’ market.  Furthermore, you exuded confidence that you would sell it, and …Shirley Kedes
My wife and I listed and sold our home in Big Bear Lake with Tarl Wood of The Rahill Team. We cannot say enough about the excellent level of professionalism that was present during each aspect of our relationship with this group! Starting with Tarl Wood who was absolutely the most helpful, knowledgeable, hard working, and positive Realtor we have ever worked with! We received weekly updates on our listing and really appreciated the assistance we got from the Rahill Team. We highly recommend …Ed Lineberry
Will was good, very good.  I felt I knew who I was dealing with, which you don’t get with most real estate agents.  He was great!Keegan McGrath
Will, great Job!  I got the dream property I wanted. Aneta Black
This was our first home purchase since we retired 2 years ago. During my 35 year career, we were moved 7 times domestically and 6 times internationally. The property purchase in your area was, by far, the easiest one we have experienced. We were guided through the process by our agent, Lisa Seifert. Lisa was patient with our ever changing goals, as we viewed dozens of properties and learned more about the area. She provided concise guidance, communicated with us on a daily basis, …Mike & Roseanne Mollere
Will helped us find the perfect home in Big Bear. During our hunt he showed us many homes, fine-tuned the search as we gave him feedback, and did not high pressure us for a sale. Will is very knowledgeable about the properties in Big Bear and readily available to answer questions. We appreciated his honesty and patience. Thank you, WillOlivia Kennedy
Best down to earth and honest real estate agent I know.Kim Nunes Bailey
Will was always prompt, knowledgeable, courteous, & helpful throughout the entire home-buying process.Bill LaGrosso
Rick was great! House was priced right, sold quickly, smooth transaction and short escrow. Thanks you!Sudie Smartt
This letter is intended to give thanks for an excellent job done by Jonathan Vasquez, part of Team Rahill, Keller Williams Realty. I first met Jonathan on May twentieth after seeing various properties to get an idea of what I was looking for. He managed to locate the house next door to my brother’s cabin which was exactly what I was looking for. We put a bid on the house which was immediately accepted. The process went very smoothly thanks to Jonathan and his …Oscar Menendez
Dear Mr. Rahill, I wish to commend you for having Jonathan Vasquez on your “Team”.  He was impressive right from the start and he never let up the pace.  He totally guided me through the process of listing our family cabin and he (and your office) marketed it skillfully so that we ended up selling it for the full listed price. But mostly I want to commend him for his kindness and patience and the respect with which he treated this old (and very …Joyce Kucera
Lori & I are very pleased with your service. Team Rahill is very lucky to have Tarl as your agent. Tarl is very special in all his skills and is an asset to your firm. I have sold life insurance for 30 years and know a gem when I meet them. Thanks for all your services!Frank & Lori Garcia
Excellent Agent! Will did a great job for me!Fred Liebel
Rick was great from the start. He was not pushy and answered all our questions. If there was something he didn’t know he would be honest about it and got back to us with an answer. He was very easy going and always on time. Since we live in Anaheim, he made all arrangements to accommodate us. He also referred us to a great lender and kept us in the loop at all times. This was the best home buying experience we’ve ever had. …Hyong & Hilda Perkins
How lucky we were to have been introduced to Brad King at Keller Williams.  It was our daughter and son-in-law that was originally looking for some property.  The more we looked at properties with Brad, the more we grew to like him and trust him. As it ended up, we were shown 10-12 properties for us, but in the end we decided to purchase a lot and build what we were looking for.  Our daughter and son-in-law are still working with Brad to find …Norbert & Judy Goulart
Brian Atkins was the realtor I used for buying my Big Bear Lake Cabin. He was AMAZING! I actually researched Big Bear Realtors and chose him. Brian met all of my expectations. He had so much knowledge of the area. Brian was very good at returning all of my emails and texts. He was so friendly and made me a priority when I was available to look at cabins. I would recommend Brian to any one. Thank you, Brian! Aubrey KingAubrey King
I’ve recently utilized Lisa Seifert’s talents to close on two properties within the past year. She is the most competent and reliable real estate professional that I’ve come across. Going forward, regardless of who is listing the property, I will always call Lisa first. I hope you realize what a gem you have within your company. Cherish her because good people are hard to find these days.James Black