Annika Godfrey | Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | CA DRE # 01322358

Annika Godfrey has a plan & if you follow her plan you will see results.

We interviewed 3 agents for the sale of our parent's home. Annika Godfrey has a plan and if you follow her plan you will see results. For this reason, we picked her, and we want others to have the same positive experience of working with her. She is a great negotiator finding the expert repairmen and held the escrow together when an issue arose. She and her team offer such a friendly, efficient and professional package. I highly recommend this group, they have the knowledge and expertise you need to accomplish the results.

Laguna Hills Seller
Wendy Adams

She is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Annika is the best!

Annika helped me, and my husband purchase our first home. She showed us six properties that we were interested in on a Sunday afternoon. She understood that we were busy and needed to get it done. She is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Annika is the best!

Aliso Viejo Buyers
Adrian & Zahra

Professionalism & Personality define The Godfrey Group

If you have ever had a day where all the lights were green going to work, this is the experience you will have with the Godfrey Group. Professional and personality define the team. We sold our home for the price we asked. We bought our home for the price we wanted. On both sell and purchase, Annika and Natasha, respectively, were relentless and on top of the game every step of the way. And you get the whole team. The lights are all green, what are you waiting for.

San Clemente Buyers
Joe & Anne

Not only did Annika go above & beyond, but my property sold & closed within 15 days @ full price from the time I hired Annika

I worked in the termite industry for 32 years with hundreds of realtors which made it very difficult to pick one, so I decided to go with a realtor that helped me get into my home. Unfortunately, it was a huge mistake. My property sat still for 3 months and costed me a great of money. I gave Annika a call, not only did she go above and beyond, but my property was sold and closed within 15 days from the time I hired her at full price. She did not try to give me the salesman type of talk nor did she promise me anything other than she would work hard for me. The results were amazing! She is the only realtor that I would hire for the rest of my properties. I'm going to list my home with her in January. She is an incredible realtor and I thank God she came along when she did. Thank you very much Annika, you are AMAZING!!

Mission Viejo Seller
Randy Dannettelle

Trust Annika & you will come out winning!!!! I know I did!!!! Thank you Annika!!!!

Annika sold my house exceptionally well during the transition period from a seller’s market to a buyer’s market. I am convinced that because of Annika’s top-notch marketing experience, her systems & processes, her negotiating skills & tactics along with her overall intuition, that she was able to sell my house for $39,000 ABOVE what I was willing to take. She also managed to close my house $185,000 higher than a hideous, yet truly a model match up the street, that closed 15 days into our escrow. I was really nervous about that! Annika kept me calm and made me feel safe throughout the entire process from list to close. She has excellent communication skills and is very human! I had tried to sell my house a couple of years ago with someone else who was considered an expert….it didn’t sell even though we had it listed at a lower price in a better market. Needless to say, I am thrilled it didn’t because Annika sold my house at a fantastic price (even during the transition from seller’s market to buyer’s market). If you are thinking of selling or buying just do whatever she recommends. She has a gift and knows how to get it done for you. Trust her and you will come out winning!!!! I know I did!!!! Thank you Annika!!!! Now I’m off to travel!

Laguna Hills Sellers
Julianne S.

Annika was there for us EVERY step of the way!

My family and I are soooo fortunate in getting connected with Annika and The Godfrey Group during our search for our home sale broker. It was quite the transition for us but Annika sure made it A LOT less stressful to say the least! Annika was always calm, listening to our every request for information. She was very supportive, very positive, enthusiastic, immediately responsive to our questions to help us in making a decision. Annika was there for US in every step of the way! She is truly an angel. I couldn’t have ever asked for anyone other then her. We would, and will, recommend Annika to anyone in the market to sell or buy a home. We will forever look to Annika when we have any future real estate needs. She is our girl and believe me that she is your girl as well!!!! ***Listen to Annika when it comes to price strategy, even if you think your house is worth more. She will get you more based on what she does, not what you think. We were above and beyond impressed with Annika’s professionalism and her true honest genuine interest in assuring we were satisfied with our final decision. Her mentor-ship, knowledge, honesty, and hard work ethic are extremely respected and appreciated. I never felt that she was just trying to sell my house, but that she was a mentor to answer my questions and help me to make the best decision for my family. The best part of it all is that we now have a new friend - a caring friendship that will continue to grow!

Laguna Hills Seller
Elma Z.

I can honestly say I would not have survived the sale of our home without the support & guidance of Annika & her team

Hiring The Godrey Group was an easy decision for us. Annika sold our previous house 4+ years ago, so we already knew that she was the right person for the job. What we didn't know was the difficulty that we would have selling our current home due to its unique floor plan. Annika guided us through the entire process and stayed positive throughout. It was truly her calming influence that kept me from losing my sanity. I spoke with Annika on what seemed like a daily basis and she always made time to calm my nerves. Annika and her team were amazing in so many ways - from working with our schedules and dogs whenever a potential buyer wanted a last minute showing to communicating every detail throughout the escrow process. I can honestly say that I would not have survived the sale of our home without the support and guidance of Annika and her team. Anyone searching for a realtor should look no further than The Godfrey Group and its awesome team!

Laguna Hills/Nellie Gail Ranch Sellers
Charles & Lynda O.

Many agents know how to get to the 20-Yard Line-Annika knows how to get the TOUCHDOWNS!

Observing Annika successfully selling properties in our local area, I decided she was the right one to work with. Contacting her almost a year before our home went on the market, she made several smart recommendations to prepare our home for sale. Our home went on the market just as it was transitioning from a “sellers’ market” to a “buyers” market. Within a few weeks, Annika recognized what was going on and helped my wife and I work through the adjustments we needed to make, to make sure our price reflected market conditions. We regularly discussed the changing market and had full discussions on what would be the best strategy going forward.
Accurate feedback on our prospective was always provided. Open houses were held every weekend and we could see many other aspects of the full effort Annika and her team were making to find the right buyer. She followed up with every respective buyer agent who saw our home. When our eventual buyer did show up, she really showed her negotiating skills and was able to handle several delicate issues that less skilled and inexperienced agents would have fumbled. Bottom line-the deal got done! Many agents know how to get to the 20-yard line-Annika knows how to get the touchdowns! I’m glad we had her in our corner in a tough market. She got the job done. Would not hesitate to recommend Annika to anybody thinking of selling their home!

Laguna Hills Sellers
Buck & Lisa B.

We recommend Annika to ALL of our family & friends, we are glad we have a trusted agent for future real estate needs

We have now sold 2 homes and purchased 1 (soon to be 2) homes with Annika as our real estate agent. She brings with her a ton of industry knowledge from an experienced career, a competent team that handles the logistics of a transaction, and a positive attitude that helps during the arduous task of house hunting. We have had nothing but the best experiences with her brokerage.
From the seller side she provides contacts for staging, she includes great photography work and brochures in her marketing materials during the sale of a home, and she holds numerous open houses (following up with ever visitor after- which is key).
On the buyer side she is just as helpful, by showing properties or having her team show them if she is not immediately available. She has pulled both sale and rental comps for many of the places we were interested in, and she is pragmatic about the offer and counter offer process - not every offer is going to work because you want a good deal! Above all else Annika is great at keeping constant communication and processes moving forward. We recommend Annika to all of our family and friends and are glad we have a trusted agent for future real estate needs.

Orange/Anaheim Hills- Buyers & Sellers
Robert & Lindsey Z.

Crushed it in Covenant Hills

We are grateful to have had Annika assist us with our first home purchase in California. We felt we had a close friend and experienced pro with us throughout the entire journey. Her personalized attention was amazing, especially navigating a rather challenging property. Annika's support, patience and understanding of our needs and timeline played a critical part in our experience, resulting in exactly what we wanted. We look forward to working with Annika again in the future. We are forever grateful.

Ladera Ranch Buyers
Mike & Mirella Stanits

A very confident Annika outlined a fantastic, competitive price-point & the plan we needed to follow to make our dream come true

In November of 2018, my wife and I decided to put our home on the market. With plans to retire after 23 years as a deputy sheriff, I felt the time had come. But, along with the plan came the concerns of listing a home I had known all my life. This wasn’t just any house, it was the home my father bought for my mother as a Christmas present in 1967. It was my childhood home. We were the first and only owners. While on vacation in July of 2018, and prior to my retirement, my wife and I had purchased another home. What at that time was just a dirt lot, was under construction and rapidly taking shape as our future home. The completion date was set for late March or early April of this year. Several months earlier my wife was at work at her store when she met Annika Godfrey for the first time. Annika introduced herself and gave my wife her card. My wife liked Annika’s energy and personality. Needless to say, she kept Annika’s card, and we are both glad she did. We signed on with Coldwell Banker’s Godfrey Group, Annika’s Team. A very confident Annika outlined a fantastic, competitive price-point and the plan we needed to follow to make our dream come true.
We followed her plan and lead to the “T”. Our house went on the market in mid-March, under a crushing timeline. Between the print coverage, multiple private showings and one weekend of open house showings, the house spent a mere three days on the market before we received a full-price offer which sealed the deal. Remember the earlier comment of a competitive price? Well, that price set a record for our model. Annika, her vision, her plan, and her highly motivated team of professionals made that record happen, and more importantly our dreams come true.If you’re lucky enough to have Annika and her team walk through your door, and you follow the plan, you will get what you asked for, both in an agent and in the sale of your home.

Laguna Hills Sellers
Anthony & Christina R.

Annika and her team, The Godfrey Group were off the charts from day one!!

Hi Annika,

Wow this was an amazing experience!  I have never met a more positive person in my life.  Annika and her team, The Godfrey Group were off the charts from day one. We followed the plan and the plan works!!  Thank you for everything you have done for us! We crushed it!!!

Love you guys!

Aliso Viejo Seller
Linda D.

$26,000 OVER our asking price!

In regards to the sale of our property, I want to thank Annika and her Team with The Godfrey Group for absolutely Crushing it! Annika laid out the plan from day 1, which we followed to the tee. Once the house hit the Market she brought in 9 offers the first week with 2 of them being cash buyers! Best of all, she was able to negotiate with prospective buyers for 26K over our asking price! The sale price was 40K over comps in the neighborhood! Escrow went super smooth and closed in less than 30 days. Because of the plan that Annika put together for us and the professionalism and positive attitude of her and her team; I have never had such a great experience and transaction selling a house. Annika and her team are by far the best team in the area, hands down and if you follow the plan YOU WIN!!!

Aliso Viejo Seller
Chris Derksen

Annika kept ALL of her promises from beginning to successful end.

I needed to sell my very special, custom, luxury home in San Clemente. I built this home from the ground up. I knew it needed fantastic marketing and the right agent to help us get the job done right. Before we met Annika, we hired not one, but two local specialists to sell our custom home. They both failed. They both made promises they didn’t keep, but not Annika. Annika kept all of her promises from beginning to successful end. Thank you Annika & The Godfrey Group for everything you did to help me and my lovely bride of 32 years. You helped us successfully sell our custom home and transition into an even more satisfying home in San Clemente. We are truly grateful for all you did to help guide us through everything including marketing, negotiating, negotiating repairs, and helping us win the home of our dreams even in a crazy market with a house contingency. You and your team are second to NONE!

San Clemente-Sellers & Buyers
Jim & Sue Pierce

Our home was sold one week after it went on the market!!

When you are ready to sell your home, call Annika Godfrey. Read the reviews on her website and BELIEVE them!! When Bruce and I decided to sell our Dana Point home, we did some research to find the right realtor for us. We had lived in our home for 18 years and were ready to downsize in our retirement. We identified four possible realtors who worked in our area. Our first appointment was with Annika. We never met with the other three.

Annika arrived fully prepared with a “Plan”. She gave us a notebook filled with her success stories. We saw how important following this Plan was to the price and timetable for the sale. We are both retired University employees and had careers that required some creativity and discipline. We were not used to following someone else's plan. However, something about Annika inspired us and rang true. We decided to give this Plan a try and to dive fully into the process.

We had painters, stagers, moved our furniture to storage in record time. Annika had formed the Godfrey Group and has wonderful people working with her as well as a network of people to help with the preparation for the sale. I was so impressed with their availability and responsiveness. This is a professional and full-service office. Any bumps along the way were promptly and capably smoothed out by her team.

Our home was sold in one week after it went on the market!! Not only was this sold in record time, but at a fabulous price!! We are thrilled! This Plan works. Take it from a couple of skeptics that it is worth following Annika's advice. She knows the market, understands Orange County real estate, and has extensive marketing capabilities.

At the end of our sale, I told her that my only regret was that I did not have another home for her to sell. Because we moved out of California, Annika referred us to another realtor in that vicinity and we were in another home in record time! Not only is Annika great at her job, but she has become a good friend. I am pleased to recommend her.

“This is Bruce Baker and I FULLY endorse this message!!!”

Dana Point Sellers
Ruthann & Bruce Baker


Working with Annika to sell our condo while simultaneously buying a house was a great experience! Her enthusiasm, professionalism, knowledge, and confidence allowed us to put our trust in her during the entire process. She helped sell our home in record time in order for us to get the perfect house! We definitely recommend Annika if you are interested in buying the home of your dreams in Orange County!

Thank you for all your help, Annika!

Mission Viejo-Seller & Buyer
Adriana L.

Made the Process Practically Perfect in Every Way

I have always believed that everything happens for a reason. Selling your home and buying a new one, may be one of the most difficult, and stressful times in your life. Annika Godfrey was like Mary Poppins and come into our lives and made the process practically perfect in every way. Annika met us on a Monday, we staged our home on Tuesday, got a professional photographer to take photos on Wednesday, listed our condo on Thursday, got an offer on Friday, did an open house on Saturday, and we accepted an offer that following Monday. She guided us through the grueling journey of escrow, inspections, appraisals, and the countless documents we had to review and sign. She even always knew exactly what to say to keep us calm and focused on the big picture of getting our forever home. Annika Godfrey and her fantastic team did all these things using her 20 plus years of experience. Thank you to Annika and the whole team for our beautiful dream home.

Mission Viejo-Seller & Buyer
Minh Luong

It's been a pleasure working with a PRO

I just want to THANK YOU for your patience and confidence and walking us through this together. It's been a pleasure working with a PRO. I'd love to do another transaction with you down the road.
Again, many thanks!
John Williams

...then we met Annika Godfrey, who put the fun back into finding our dream home!

Our dream home for our family needed to have a craftsman look, a spacious backyard, walking distance to great schools, and all for the right price.  My wife and I aggressively searched for our dream home for an entire year.  House after house, agent after agent, and disappointment after disappointment, my wife and I were tired, frustrated, and ready to quit; then we met Annika Godfrey, who put the fun back into finding our dream home.

From the start, we could feel Annika's awesome energy and her positivity was contagious.  Soon after meeting Annika we made an offer on our dream home.  What's great about Annika is that she is not only a real estate agent; Annika has an entire team of real estate professionals at her disposal who work synergistically to get the deal done.  She has a loan officer, an appraiser, a home inspector, the escrow team, a mobile notary and then some.  Not only did Annika have a strong team of experienced professionals, who were all accessible, efficient, and knowledgeable they worked together harmoniously, which made our home buying process seem effortless and stress free.

Looking back at our home buying experience, I honestly could say that we wouldn't have been able to find this home, nor would we have been able to close on this home if not for Annika representing us as buyers.  Annika's professionalism, experience, and passion are the reasons why she is an amazing agent to have on your side.  If you are looking for a dream home, to sell your home, or for any real estate needs I would strongly recommend Annika Godfrey.

Neil E.

Annika made sure we got our house and kept me calm throughout the process

My husband and I really appreciate everything Annika did for us in finding and securing our home in Orange, CA.  This is a tough market to buy in and you need the right agent to get the deal done.  Annika made sure we got our house and kept me calm throughout the process.  I recommend her to all my friends and family and we will definitely have her represent us again in the future!

Aer D.

You will not find a better realtor!

You will not find a better realtor! We listed with another realtor originally and didn't have results for months! Once we listed with Annika we got an offer on the first day at top dollar!! Closed in one month!! She works hard and smart!!! She also helped us with the home we were buying... The home we bought needed $20,000.00 worth of termite work!!! She got the sellers to pay for repairs!! Annika is amazing!!

Nellie Gail Ranch, Laguna Hills- Buyers & Sellers
Charles Ochoa

Multiple Offers @ Top Dollar!

What can I say...The BEST realtor...Hands down! If you want a professional who gets straight down to business, who cares for her clients, and will help you every step of the way...Annika is your realtor! Here is a little background history. Prior to Annika, I hired 2 realtors who could not sell my condo and told me to simply hang in there...The market is changing? Not sure what that meant but my condo was on the market for roughly 2 months with each realtor with minimal offers coming in. Needless to say, both realtors reduced the asking price resulting with NO sale. Then Annika steps in! Being the professional that she is, Annika increased the price of my condo and received offers several days after placing my condo on the market. Offers were coming in at top dollar! By the end of the first week, my condo was sold at asking price! We closed in 1 month...Annika is simply amazing! It doesn't end there, Annika is surrounded with staff who are second to none! If you need any guidance, her staff will help you in any way possible! My experience with Annika and The Godfrey Group was legendary!


Brian A.

Annika sets records!

I would not have trusted the sale of my home with any other agent.  I started working with Annika nearly 10 months before we decided to list. She told us what we needed to do to get our home ready to list and the right time of year to sell.  We trusted Annika with the listing price.  Not only did we get the price we wanted, she made history doing it.  We sold the home at the highest sale price for the community this year AND it was the highest sale price EVER for this model.  Annika sets records! She was also able to handle some difficult negotiations between the buyer's agent with the highest amount of professionalism you want in an agent.  She and her team are amazing!


Nancy T.

It sold the first day it was listed!

Annika is so knowledgeable and thoroughly explained what would help our home sell fast. It sold the first day it was listed! Annika was great! Our house sold $20,000 over the last comp!! If you are looking for a professional, Annika will be the perfect agent for you!


Ultimately she sold our home for $29k above the last comp

After meeting with one lower commission agent and hoping to pay lower fees on the sale of our condo, a close family friend recommended we meet with Annika. Right away she started talking about breaking records and listing much higher than the Redfin agent was willing to go. Ultimately she sold our home for $29,000 above the last comp (which was only 4 months prior and a model match). We opened escrow after just 10 days on the market and Annika's tram has taken care of all the details. Would definitely recommend!

Lindsey Zibell

30 Days Later, my house was sold @ FULL ASKING price!!

For nearly a year I was having a difficult time selling my home in Aliso Viejo with my agent at the time. Then I hired Annika because she promised she could sell it quickly.  Thirty days later, my house was sold, at FULL ASKING price. I was amazed. She's by far the best agent I've ever used, and I've bought/sold over 10 homes in the past 15 years. I will only use Annika from now on and recommend her for any area of Orange County.

Preston M.

If you don't use Annika you are REALLY missing out

If you don't use Annika you are really missing out.  When you work with Annika you aren't working with "an agent", rather you are working with a friend, an advocate and a professional. She guided us trough our selling process while allowing us to make decisions that were in our best interests.  She truly understands what YOUR needs are, works with you and for you to make buying or selling a home ENJOYABLE!!!  If you want to get the best real estate experience Annika will work day and night to make that happen.

Andrea S.

She got 8 offers in the first 4 days, all above our asking price, and escrow will close in a few days.

We interviewed several brokers to sell our home. Annika's sales records backed up all of her promotion. She had the most closed deals, in the shortest amount of time - way more than any of the other brokers we spoke with. She told us what we needed to do to sell quickly. She got 8 offers in the first 4 days, all above our asking price, and escrow will close in a few days. Less than a month from hitting the market, and more than $90,000 over the most recent sale of our model. She and her office communicated with us and the buyers agent to get it done. Love this woman and her team. You'd be crazy to use anyone else!


Penny & Steve Boeck

Annika said, "if you follow the plan, the plan WILL work."

After several failed attempts at selling my home in The Pavilion Park area of Irvine with no avail, I was more than just a little disappointed.  I was was pissed!  My first real estate agent lived down the street, so I figured she knew the area, we were friends, and she could get the job done.  Unfortunately, she listed & undersold her home to the buyer that seemed to want my home. She ruined my comps.  We came off the market & I was now known in the real estate world as an EXPIRED listing.  I know, because I used to be an agent for a short time back in the day. After what seemed like hundreds of calls from agents telling me how "great they are" and how "they could get it sold"......Annika Godfrey called.  She sounded different.  She seemed a little more concerned with my needs versus telling me how "great she is".  After what seemed like voodoo, I agreed to meet.  I actually interviewed several agents.  She was at the top of the list.   After a lot of interviews, and just being really tired, I just decided to take a mini break, and then list it myself FOR SALE BY OWNER.  After that being a complete nightmare, I called Annika back.  She had followed up with me a few times since our meeting and even sent a Christmas card.  I decided she was the one.  We signed and we were off and running.  Annika said, "if you follow the plan, the plan WILL work."  Well, I decided to follow it to a tee, EXCEPT, I didn't feel comfortable staging.  After 6 months, we were about to expire.  I really didn't want to find another agent and go through this whole thing again.  The truth is, I trusted Annika.  She earned my trust.  She did everything she said she would do, she communicated, she advertised, she did open houses, she thought outside of the at 6 months, I decided to follow her plan.  After only 2 weeks of being on the market with "her plan" we had two great offers.  We opened escrow.  Chinese money is hard to get here into the US, so Annika had an out of the box idea, that REALLY protected me financially.  I am happy to say, that without Annika and her team we would still be sitting on the market, or worse, we would be interviewing a bunch of people saying the same old thing and producing no results.  Annika produces results.  Don't wait to follow her plan.  Her plan works, if you work it!

Tony T

"We received an all-cash offer that was $25,000 more than the asking price, and nearly $100,000 more than comps in the neighborhood. "

Annika was absolutely fantastic - I have recommended her to multiple friends in the area.

She just helped us sell our home in Aliso Viejo, and we received an all-cash offer that was $25,000 more than the asking price, and nearly $100,000 more than comps in the neighborhood. Within 24 hours of the home hitting the market on Thursday we had 2 offers. By the end of the weekend, we had over 10 offers.

Annika, and her entire team, were true professionals and a pleasure to deal with. They kept us in the loop with updates, guided us through negotiations, and made sure the process kept moving for a successful and timely close.

When we first spoke with her, she was clear and upfront about the things we needed to do in order to sell the home. Paint the walls, do or don't fix this and that, and stage the home. She said "trust me - let me do my job". I'm glad that we really paid off.

No doubt we'll be asking for her help the next time we buy or sell a home.

Andrew G.

"More astonishing is that you sold our home in one day & @ $11,000 above your asking price."

Dear Annika,

I want to tell you how awesome you and your team are. After interviewing many realtors, I can't express how comfortable and confident you made me feel about the process of selling my house. I was impressed with the fact you had done your homework prior to our first meeting and had a tailored plan in hand. I am so, so glad I listened to you. You knocked it out of the park. I can't believe how much work you personally put into staging and ultimately selling my house. More astonishing is that you sold to in one day $11,000 above your asking price. (If you remember I wanted to list $20,000 lower).  So in reality, because of you, I earned an extra $30,000!!! So I want to thank you and your team, who  helped keep me up to speed with all the details, for a wonderful experience.

Please feel free to use me as a future reference.


Thomas Urso- April 16, 2016



"We were able to get multiple offers the first weekend & sold the house for OVER asking price!!!"

12771507_733861590084124_3899414569975089227_oAfter interviewing real estate agents we knew Annika was the right agent for us. She has the knowledge and experience we were looking for.  She guided us through our house ready to be placed on the market, and because of  that guidance we were able to get multiple offers the first weekend and sold the house for over asking price!!! We will be recommending Annika to all our friends and family, and will always use her for future transactions. She Rocks!!!

Patti Lindsey

Annika set a recent record for the neighborhood!

We were first time home-buyers, and found ourselves needing to sell our home only 1.5 yrs after we bought it due to a new (dream) job out-of-state. Therefore we couldn't spend much money, and needed to sell quickly. We carefully researched agents, considered FSBO or renting, and then came across Annika because of her incredible results in the neighborhood. It was the best decision we made - Annika was fantastic! She listened carefully to our concerns (we have a toddler), came up with a great plan, and sold our home in a few days with multiple offers over our asking price (which set a recent record for the neighborhood). We couldn't have been happier. Annika knows the area as well as anybody and made the process easy. We strongly recommend Annika if you want a quick, easy, and productive sale!

Tom O.

"Annika sets records!"

I would not have trusted the sale of my home with any other agent. I started working with Annika nearly 10 months before we decided to list. She told us what we needed to do to get our home ready to list and the right time of year to sell. We trusted Annika with the listing price. Not only did we get the price we wanted, she made history doing it. We sold the home at the highest sale price for the community this year AND it was the highest sale price EVER for this model. Annika sets records! She was also able to handle some difficult negotiations with the buyers agent with the highest amount of professionalism you want with an agent. She and her team are amazing!


Nancy T.

"We received 4 offers in 24 hours!!!"

We just sold our home with Annika and her amazing team. We've been waiting for years to sell our property because of the high price we paid in 2005. Homes have been priced so low in our community and we never thought they'd come up! After following Annika over the past year and seeing the amazing sales, I knew we had to use her. She guided us through the entire process and assured us she could not only sell our home for what's its worth, she also knew it would help the community to bring back the value to all the homes.

After putting our home on the market, we received 4 offers in 24 hours!!! By the 4th day we had 9!!! 9 offers!! After accepting an ABOVE ASKING PRICE offer, we went into a smooth escrow. To say we are thrilled doesn't even cut it. We are so impressed by Annika and her team. Looking forward to working with them again.

Annika Sold our House!

24322-TwigStWe needed to sell our house. The usual – job change, a move to a new location. We hired an experienced, local, reputable agent with whom we have been acquainted for many years. He did not make us feel very optimistic about the price we wanted as a minimum. His price, based on his many years experience, and his familiarity with the neighborhood, seemed low to us. We did some research. Our bank's computer generated appraisal (not a real appraisal) was more than our minimum. I researched nearby sales, and they were more than his price. We fired him.

We learned of Annika as we prepared our house for sale. She came right over the same day I called her. She had a bunch of information to show us. She had dozens of “comps”, she had information broken down by neighborhood and she knew what we should list our house for. She also suggested the house be staged. We staged, and we listed at her suggested price. Then we were gone to our new home. We did not get to see Annika work. We communicated. She told us she had showings, open houses etc. In about three weeks she had an offer. We countered, and the house was sold. She sold the house for $100,000.00 more than the agent we fired wanted to list the house. That was impressive. She said she could do it. I believed her, and she did it. She says she is good, and she is. Go Annika.

Bill S.

3 Windflower, Coto De Caza

Annika is the best. She works hard to understand what is important for her clients and then goes to bat for them. Annika has helped us find and buy our last two homes and we were impressed with how diligent she was in finding the right matches for us. Annika found our first home for us the same day it went on the market. She has “no fear” when it comes to advocating for her clients and she helped us get the best deal possible. - Mark Stirrat

33 Playa, Aliso Viejo

Working with Annika was a complete breeze. She was so dedicated and easy to work with! When I first contacted her, we had less than two months left on our short-term lease and were anxious to purchase a home before our lease was up. Though I was skeptical, she was confident that we could find a place and close the deal within that time frame. With her help and guidance, we did. Throughout the process, she was respectful of our price range, very quickly understood our needs and desires, and kept everything on track. I would wholeheartedly and gladly recommend her to family and friends. We are loving our home! Thank you, again, for your hard work in making this happen for us. - Deborah Mancuso

Trevor Buracchio

Dear Annika,
Thank you so much for always having my back with everything real estate related and just in general.
This is an update letter because I want all of your future and potential clients to know who you are
and what you did for me and my family. I know I wrote a great testimonial that I hope has helped your
potential clients in making the right decision by hiring you. But I want to thank you dearly for what you
did for Kathy and I during our Florida new builder purchase.
After Annika successfully sold several of my homes over the years, the last one on 1008 W. Trinity,
which I will add she successfully negotiated while she was on her honeymoon. Shortly after she hit a
home run for us on the sale of that home, we were moving across the country to Florida. She set us
up with contacts there, but we decided to go for a new home build. The home prices were so great
compared to what we could get in OC, that we decided to go for it.
Two days before my wife was due with our first child, I called Annika in a panic. The builder was saying
I had to bring in an additional $25,000 because the house didn’t appraise. She asked me questions,
she got on the phone with the sales girl, she asked her questions and then she struck. She was able
to in a 24 hour period, negotiate down the purchase price on my new build and help me not have a
heart attack in the process. My wife was literally in labor during this process, and frankly I was terrified.
Annika shortly after, sent my wife and I a lovely blanket with our son’s name and birthdate knitted on
the top of blanket.
Annika didn’t get paid for helping me with the negotiation on my home, but she took the time to help
guide me because she is an absolute pro, that truly cares. She always does the right thing regardless
of the outcome for herself. I am forever grateful!
Trevor Buracchio

217 Rochester St., Costa Mesa

Annika has helped me and my family buy and sell several homes over the years. The last home we sold was quite an
experience. I asked Annika if she could sell my home and find us our dream home all in 90 days. She said , “Of course!” We
were expecting our third baby and I was due at the end of that 90 days, so we were cutting it close. Annika not only
sold our home in less than a week, but found us our dream home and knew it was “the one” before
we did. She negotiated a higher price for the sale of our home and negotiated a lower price on our purchase. She not only
came through, but she exceeded our expectations. She always answered her phone, even when I called late. I
felt totally taken care of when I really needed it the most! I highly recommend Annika as THE ONLY realtor of choice in all
of Orange County! - Megan Stirrat

Bernice Garland & Darrell Hograve

I am writing this letter of recommendation in appreciation to our Realtor Annika Godfrey who
exceeded our expectations of a job well done! Annika regaled us with her charm and pensive
negotiation skills.
Through a mutual colleague we were fortunate to procure a fantastic realtor named “Annika Godfrey”
who is by far the Best Realtor we have ever encountered. Through her endeavors and fortitude
she single handily restored our confidence and faith in the hopes of selling our home quickly. Annika
deduced our situation by drawing the most logical conclusion to our dilemma, and furthermore gained
our approbation by the end of our first consultation.
Prior to Annika we recently had our home listed with another Realtor who had our life’s investment
teetering on disaster. His lack of experience and marketing skills left us feeling helpless in a volatile
Through Annika’s professional team and staff we were able to professionally market our home at its full
potential, within a week we had a plethora of showings and by months end we were in escrow!
Not only have we found a great Realtor, but we’ve gained a lifelong friend!

Lynda Ochoa

Dear Annika,
Just writing to let you know how much we appreciated your handling of our real estate transactions! You made
the experience fast and successful! You implemented fantastic advertising for our home with top-notch
photography. We went on the market and sold on the same day! This is so impressive because we worked with
another realtor, who was actually our friend. For over two months with no sale! Your advice on simplifying furnishings in
our home made a difference! I still can’t believe you sold our home for $30,000 over the last sale, setting
the new high watermark in the neighborhood since the recession. Our prior agent just wanted to lower the
price. Our neighbors better be thanking you.
You also took on the purchase of our new home in Nellie Gail and you were able to get the
seller to pay for $20,000.00 worth of necessary termite repair! Also, thank you for all the fantastic
referrals! We love Art our plumber, and Solo our new pest control. You only surround yourself with the best people!
Your superior experience paid off with a smooth close of escrow in thirty days and now we are in our beautiful
dream home! We so appreciate your positive attitude and constant encouragement! We would recommend you
to anyone that needs a realtor… you are the best! Also, as you would say, ”thank you my friend”. That made
me feel special and I knew you had our backs… now here’s to you, Thank you, my friend!
With much appreciation!
Lynda Ochoa
Seller of 25222 Derby, Laguna Hills1

Trevor Buracchio

1008-WTrinity-OrangeDear Future Clients,
I met Annika many years ago as one of her first clients. I have now used Annika for my fourth transaction and will continue
to use her any chance I get.
Anyone who has worked with Annika knows she is an incredibly sharp real estate professional, but what I quickly learned was this was only one of the many roles she would play in my life. Counselor, friend, educator and advocate would be a few more of the titles I’d give to this wonder woman.
After experiencing the level of care Annika put into everything related to buying and selling two homes, over the past ten years, I firmly believe I found much more than just a real estate agent. When I’ve had questions, she’s had answers. When I’ve needed reassurance, she’s instilled a sense of confidence.
Annika has truly been a partner in achieving my real estate goals and I couldn’t be more grateful. Over the years of working with her I’ve had the pleasure of watching her career take flight. And while that certainly hasn’t surprised me, her ability to remain as grounded and individually focused on each client, despite her success, has only reaffirmed my faith in her as my agent.
The home buying and selling process can be stressful to say the least and that is where having an agent like Annika makesall the difference. I can’t more highly recommend Annika Godfrey.
Thank you again,
Seller of 1008 W. Trinity, Orange

P. Minor

To whom it may concern:
Annika Godfrey did a phenomenal job at selling my property. We started with a different agent who had the property listed
for almost a year, but couldn’t get the house sold. It seemed this house was jinxed – until Annika came
Annika came in with a very specific plan and got the job done within two months, during the
holidays! She was very professional, knew the market well and was relentless with her follow up with all potential
buyers. She knew how to stage the house and get it set up perfectly so agents and buyers alike could envision the house
as a home – their home.
Her pool of resources from her many years of experience and the Coldwell Banker name gives
her a distinct advantage over most other agents in the area.
I highly recommend Annika to anyone looking to sell a home anywhere in Orange County. She’s earned a client for life! By
the way, when we closed escrow, she said, “you know I totally oversold that house, right?” We both had a chuckle and I
said, “yup!”
Seller of 118 Cottage Ln., Aliso Viejo118 cottage

Daniel & Carmen Jones

It is with greatest pleasure that I write this letter in which I hope to express our warmest appreciation for your professional services on our behalf in the recent sale of our home. In October of 2013, we decided to sell our residence in Laguna Niguel and secured the real-estate services of a real-estate agent who we had successfully worked with on several purchases and sales in the past. We had not yet met Annika Godfrey, but because of the excellent marketing strategies of our realtor, Ms. Godfrey brought in a potential buyer to view the property within the first couple of days on the market. Ms. Godfrey brought in the buyer and we were thrilled with the offer they presented.
During that short escrow period (30 days), although there were several unexpected complexities that threatened to de-rail our closing, they were handled quickly, precisely and professionally so that we indeed closed on time without incident. In fact, we became so impressed at how quickly and efficiently Annika worked with our realtor in resolving these issues, that a few months later when we decided to list another property, we wanted to give her the opportunity to “work her magic” once again.
This property was tenant occupied for about 10 years and the tenant was certainly not motivated to cooperate with us. That was the initial problem where we needed some of “Annika’s Magic” and she did not disappoint. Annika visited our tenant several times with listings of alternative homes in the area that she had secured on his behalf. In short, Annika was kind but professionally persistent in helping our tenant understand that a change of address would be imminent and within a few months, our tenant vacated the property amicably and left the home in very reasonable condition. She then helped us to secure the professional services of those companies specializing in the cleaning, painting and general repair of homes to go onto the market and for very reasonable fees we were ready for the next phase. We needed to sell this house at the top of the market and in fact, we were hoping to sell high enough that we would be able to recuperate some of our losses that we had since we purchased that home years before just prior to the real-estate price declines we all know about.
Annika suggested that we should consider staging the house with a very remarkable staging company she had worked with successfully many times in the past. Additionally, she suggested we pre-screen the home with a termite report to alleviate any surprises. She also suggested that we have an appraiser measure the living space, because several different sources were giving us different information. That was the best $100.00 we ever spent. We found out our home was 200 square feet larger than we thought. We agreed to follow her lead. We followed her recommendations and we are convinced that because we did that, we sold this home in less than 30 days. The price we received exceeded price per square footage estimates of the area. We believe this was due in large part because of its presentation, that we quickly received offers and closed on time without issues.
We have worked with well over 20 realtors in the past in as many years but Annika is certainly among the very best of the best! She indeed has a “magic touch” when it comes to real-estate, but in reality, the magic is not really magic at all. Annika’s magic is that she is not only able to solve immediate issues, but she has that rare gift to be able to foresee potential issues and plan ahead for the contingencies that may arise, whether they do or not, rather than waiting around for things to happen. We were very pleased with every aspect of her work with us and we hope this letter makes a difference to anyone who reads it in selecting Annika Godfrey for any real-estate purchase or sale.

Sellers of 24405 Estrella, Laguna Niguel

Bret & Linda Wier

25012 woolwichDear Annika,
I wanted to thank you so much for all the things you did to make our selling experience with you great. Some of the things you did that other realtors haven’t done for us in the past and present are what set you apart from the other realtors in the area and in other states.
Just to name a few of the advantages I think you have are the following:
• You know the neighborhood because you grew up on the street for the past 38 years.
• Your mom still lives on the street.
• You always called us back or made yourself available 24/7.
• You always had answers for our questions.
• You protected our interests from the day we signed the listing agreement to even the move after close.
• Catching other agent’s mistakes.
• Your ability to problem solve.
• Your ability to negotiate.
• Your understanding and knowledge of contracts and real estate law.
• Convincing us to do the staging and photos which made the house look and feel wonderful.
• Saving us costs in negotiation regarding repairs, termite, finding a contractor, electrician etc.
• Managing everything since we were out of state.
We have purchased and sold several properties in the last ten years and by far you were the best agent we have had.
We wish you worked in New Mexico and Texas.
Thanks again and we wish you the best in your real estate career!

Sellers of 25012 Woolwich Street, Laguna Hills

Art Womack D.D. S. & Robin Post

Mendocino 2It is with great pleasure that I get to share my own experience with anyone that would like to hear it, regarding my recent real estate transaction with Annika Godfrey as my agent. In the year 2000, I purchased my home at 24702 Mendocino in Laguna Hills through the help of a real estate agent. So when I decided to sell the house in 2014, I decided to give that same agent a call so she could come list and sell the house. During the three or four months of list period we had maybe two showings. Feeling frustrated, my wife and I decided to interview agents for the position of getting this home sold. We as any seller, wanted the most for our house, because we put so much into it. We also wanted the most because let’s face it, what seller doesn’t want the most?
Annika Godfrey among many other agents had sent me their information after we came off the market in December. We called several agents, if not all of them. We set up appointments, one by one to see with whom we should trust to get this done. Everyone was a little more than disappointing. They all told me I would be lucky to get even $800,000 because we live in a $750,000 neighborhood. Then in comes Annika. Wow!!!!! What a presentation! She was different. She asked me my plans, asked what our goals were, when we wanted to arrive at our destination, everything. She knew my house was special, but also knew it was going to be a challenge. She quickly told me after all was said and done, that she couldn’t take the listing at the price I wanted which was $1,000,000. She knew, and I knew, she was my best option. But she wouldn’t take my listing!!!! What kind of real estate agent won’t take a listing? I probably called her once or twice a week for about two months asking if she was ready to take me on. In February, I called again and she finally said yes, with a few conditions. I quickly told her I would follow her lead. Whatever she wanted from me I was willing to do. We signed the listing agreement and we were off and running.
We spent a very minimal amount on prepping the house the way Annika suggested. She had everything available to us. She has the best contractors, stagers, cleaners, photographers etc. With Annika’s help, we were not only able to get full price for our home which was $200,000 over what the previous sales in the neighborhood would support, but we closed the home in 30 days after only being on the market for twelve days. She set the new high watermark in the neighborhood and record sale. We are convinced that not only is Annika a rock star realtor, but that we have made a trusted friend for life. She walked us through the entire process with strength, certainty, and class. She managed everything during the escrow process, from negotiating repairs to managing and hiring the tradesmen. We had already moved to Florida, so we really needed that help. We highly recommend Annika Godfrey as THE choice Realtor for anyone looking to buy or sell real estate anywhere in Orange County. She really has the magic touch. I am a tough guy to please, so when I say this…… Just trust her and follow her lead!!!! We are glad we did.

Seller of 24702 Mendocino, Laguna Hills

Beth Battaglia

Annika exceeded our expectations and made what would normally be a stressful process, an enjoyable one. She kept in constant communication with us and was extremely professional, while at the same time she treated us like family. Our house went on the market on December 2nd and by December 30th, we had a signed offer. We would recommend Annika to anyone that is looking for a realtor with exceptional knowledge and skills!

Seller of 28 Seedling, Irvine28 Seedling


Jackie Stashik | First Team Real Estate REALTOR

Annika has been a pleasure to work with. I've been in Real Estate for almost 20 years, and have had experience working with many different agents. Annika has been a team player, looking to find a winning solution for everyone and that has been a breath of fresh air. She has kept her sellers' interest at heart while I keep my buyer's best interest as the top priority. It is a delicate balance when an agent is able to do this well.

Lauren Miskinnis | Prudential REALTOR

Thank you so much for the most beautiful transaction I have been involved with in a long time. Your level of
professionalism and care are so rare in this business. I am very grateful for your efforts in communication,
knowledge of contracts, and the handling and care you took with your clients and mine. We really put this together and
worked as a team so everyone was happy at the close of escrow. I look forward to many more transactions
with you.

Sarah Scheper | Evergreen REALTOR

Annika is not only an incredible Realtor, she is an even better person! She has so much integrity and works so hard to do the best job for her clients while building good relationships with her fellow agents.

I love Annika, she brought the buyers to my listing in Nellie Gail and got the deal done!! We also had fun doing it! She is so smart and always thinks outside of the box to make things happen!

Libby Sparks | Gold Coast REALTOR

First of all, let me say that it was a pleasure working with you again on another transaction. You make
being in this often stressful business, fun.

As a Commercial Real Estate broker first and a Residential broker second, I am not very well versed on document
requirements and mandatory guidelines for Residential transactions. I want to thank you very much for your
patience and guidance with me throughout the process. Without hesitation and criticism [from you] when asked
of your guidance on the matters in relation to residential sales, you just stepped up and help me. You have made
working with you easy, effortless and fun.

The efforts that you have put forth in our past transactions and how you have conducted yourself to insure a flawless
closing only indicated to me one thing. Your clients’ satisfaction is paramount.
I hope to cross paths with you again on another transaction.

Cornelius Hojatkashani

As a relatively new agent, I had the pleasure of working with Ms. Annika Godfrey on my first two transactions, which
were struggling to sell. I came to her due to her unparalleled knowledge of the Residential Purchase Agreement. With her noteworthy negotiation skills, and her tenacity to follow through with a deal, we managed to close both listings
within 2 months.

In the short time that we have worked together, I’ve gained a prodigious amount of new knowledge; only something that a truly seasoned agent like Ms. Godfrey could convey. And although her style is all her own, her level of professionalism and going beyond what’s required is secondary nature. I’ve enjoyed the time we’ve spent together and I
look forward to future transactions.

Trynalee Barton

As a single woman (50+) purchasing a home on her own, I was somewhat intimidated by the process. Thank goodness for Annika. She listened to me, listened to what I was looking for, respected my price range and found me the perfect home. She guided me through the entire process, including helping me find a lender. She was there with me every step of the way, all the while she being 8 months pregnant. She gave me the perfect home and an extremely stress free and enjoyable experience. I would recommend Annika to anyone looking to purchase a home.

 Trynalee Barton –Aliso Viejo Buyer

Deborah & Emil

Working with Annika was a complete breeze. She was so dedicated and easy to work with! When I first contacted her, we had less than two months left on our short-term lease and were anxious to purchase a home before our lease was up. Though I was skeptical, she was confident that we could find a place and close the deal within that time frame. With her help and guidance, we did. Throughout the process, she was respectful of our price range, very quickly understood our needs and desires, and kept everything on track. I would wholeheartedly and gladly recommend her to family and friends.
We are loving our home! Thank you, again, for your hard work in making this happen for us.
Deborah & Emil

Alex Funderburke

There is no job too big or too small for Annika Godfrey. She will bust her butt for you! As a first time buyer I was unfamiliar with everything. Annika recommended I speak with her lender at JMJ Financial. They too, proved to be an amazing asset during this process.
Annika and Beth held my hand the whole way. There was never a time they didn’t answer my calls.
I tried using another agent before only to have a couple different offers slip through the cracks. Annika is relentless when it comes to closing! I had my keys in under 3 weeks!
Thank you so much Annika, Beth and the rest of the team. You guys rock! Let’s do it again in about 5 years!
Buyer-Alex Funderburke (Costa Mesa)

Michele Isaly

211 35th stAnnika,
Thank you so very much to you and your “kick-ass” team at Coldwell Banker. You are the DEAL and we are so grateful to have worked with you in the sale of our rental property in Newport Beach. We also appreciate your special thought of us with the kind note and flowers when our dog passed. That was truly above and beyond our expectations.
With that said, we cant wait for you to help us negotiate that nice, big house in the future.
You Rock!
Michele Isaly
Seller of 211 35th St., Newport Beach

Laurie Jacobsen

Annika was a godsend! I had recently divorced, had sold the family home and was renting a room from someone who goes to my church, when my daughter, who was attending college in NY, was diagnosed with cancer. I needed to find and buy a house fast, then move in and make it into a comfy home so my daughter would have a warm, loving home while she went through chemo and radiation. We looked at 12-14 homes each day! Annika didn't want to sell me any old house just to make a quick sale. She truly wanted to find the perfect home for me. She was caring, compassionate, and had a great sense of humor, all of which I appreciated!!! She was a pleasure to work with! She also was an excellent communicator and negotiator. I felt very confidant having her represent me in the transaction. She professionally handled the details so the transaction would be as stressless as possible. She knows the real estate business! 20 day escrow!
I have been in my new home for almost 9 months and I LOVE it!!! It is perfect for me! Thank you Annika!
(And my daughter is now cancer free!)

Peggy Verkest


To whom it may concern,

Annika Godfrey is an outstanding real estate agent. She is extremely competent, compassionate, and professional. 

In December of 2011, Annika helped to sell my home at 31122 Oakmont.  Since I was coming out of a difficult divorce, it was a rough time for me. Luckily, Annika helped everything run smoothly and timely. The market was still “down”, but Annika was able to sell the property in a little over a month, during the holidays, for close to the asking price.

Annika has since assisted me in renting and eventually purchasing another residence at 47 Niguel Pointe. Again, everything went smoothly without any delays or complications. Annika is my trusted realtor. She also recently sold my home on 10 Beacon in Aliso Viejo build by Shea in 2013, and sold it for what still stands as the highest record price in the Vantis neighborhood, even over the “neighborhood specialist”.

Throughout each transaction, Annika has been a calm and supportive agent who obviously knows her area of expertise quite well. I can honestly say that I’ve always felt that Annika placed my needs first and foremost, above her own or anyone else’s.

I would highly recommend Annika Godfrey as a real estate agent for anyone in need of buying or selling a home.

Peggy Verkest

Seller of 10 Beacon, Aliso Viejo

Seller of 3112 Oakmont Place, Laguna Niguel

Buyer of 47 Niguel Point, Laguna Niguel

Trung Thai

Dear Annika,

We can't thank you enough for your professionalism, expertise, and hard work in helping us sell our home in Aliso Viejo. Your knowledge of the housing market for the Aliso Viejo area and general know of the overal housing market conditions helped us get the highest price for our model in 5 years.  Your attention and patience through the entire process from listing to inspection to appraisal to closing was so valuable and greatly appreciated.  I would highly recommend you as the first and premier realtor of choice any buyer or seller.

Best Regards,41 solitaire

-Trung Thai
Seller of 41 Solitaire, Aliso Viejo