What Others are Saying

My wife and I found Gary to be one of the most professional, warm, knowledgeable people we encountered in our home search. He was helpful and attentive while never being pushy, and followed up with us every step of the way. I will never forget the excitement in his voice when he announced that we had gotten the house - and, he had a picture of us in front of our fireplace framed on the day we first took ownership!

Chris M.

Gary, Annette and I wanted to take a moment now that we have caught our breath to thank you.

Frankly thank you is a little shallow based on the “short sale ride’ we three have just endured, I recall when we first decided to go after the property you sat us down over breakfast and warned us of the potential outcomes; little did we all know that we would face some additional hurdles.

Gary, the way in which you engage clients and layout the plan is very impressive, you expect when you engage a professional that the job will get done, but based on the process we all went through, you should not expect anyone to apply such dedication and willingness to keep such a convoluted sale moving forward. Annette and I would appreciate any opportunity to share our experiences of working with you with any future clients who may request a recommendation to have the good fortune to work with you and with the support of the team at Surterre Properties.

On a more personal note, it is a great outcome when through professional contact you form a great friendship, and that is what Annette and I have done with you.

Gary it has been a pleasure working with you and getting to know you and the team at Surterre, you are officially allowed to remove us from your speed dial and stand down form all those early morning and late night calls when you kept us from going crazy trying to rationalize with a crazy owner and a hyperactive tenant.

Kim & Annette H.

We found Gary to be the perfect realtor. The listings he sent were all tailored to our needs. He was always available and most importantly, never pressured us to make a decision. When we finally made our choice, he got involved in every detail of the escrow process and kept everyone on a time line to ensure a successful outcome. All the while he made sure the seller complied with their agreed upon obligations and repairs.

After the purchase, he has been a great source of tradesmen whose work has been excellent and he continues to follow up with us to see if he can be of further help. He goes the extra mile.

Tom & Sonja E.

Based on personal experience I recommend Gary to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in South Orange County as he has the ability to combine a keen understanding of the real estate market while fully understanding & meeting the needs of his client.

Gary excels in providing his clients superior service while bringing a high level of trust, professionalism, and comfort to the entire process. Gary's hard work, along with his various resources and recommendations, helped make our transaction smooth and seamless.

Bradley P.

Gary came recommended to us by a colleague and proved to be a marvelous resource for us in our move to Orange County from Texas. He provided invaluable insights into areas and options, and his knowledge, network of realtor associates, and above all his patience, were very much appreciated. I would recommend Gary without hesitation, and anticipate using him again for our future home realty needs.

Simon & Alice W.

What a delight to work with Gary. He is a true professional: knowledgeable, dependable, patient and able to match a client with just the right property. I have confidently referred him to friends already and would do so again. I wouldn’t think of using someone else for my realtor needs in his geographic area.

Opal F.

Gary worked with us on the purchase of our Laguna Beach home in 2015 and the experience was pleasant and professional from start to finish. As we moved to Laguna from out of town, Gary made sure we were settled and well connected in the community and we're friends to this day. He's assisted me with other transactions for family members and he's always helpful and responsive. I know I can ask him for anything and I would recommend him in a heartbeat.

Robin M.

Gary Boisen is honest, diligent, and considerate of his clients. I have worked with Gary professionally and personally, for the sale of our home. I highly recommend Gary for your real estate needs.


Gary is very familiar with the Laguna Beach real estate market.us. Helped us quickly sell our former home and find the perfect new home. He kept us apprised of our transactions from start to finish. Great to work with!

Greg B.

Gary is a joy to work with. He is very knowledgeable, professional and thorough. He assisted us in both selling our home and acquiring the one in which we currently reside. We would absolutely call on Gary again for any real estate needs!

Lori B.

We had a great experience with Gary. He was not pushy, and truly listened. He gave solid guidance, and was honest when he thought we were off base.  He responded quickly to any contact from us. He was an asset to us finding and closing on our home.

Monica T.