in Huntington Beach, CA

949-216-8584 Ext 7012 | Terry McCarty CA BRE #: 01239625

About Terry McCarty

Terry McCarty was born and raised in So Cal, as one of twelve children and moved to Huntington Beach in 1990 in order to attend California State University Long Beach. Terry graduated in 1995 with a BA in Geography/Cartography and started his career in real estate in 1998 with First Team Real Estate. Since that time, Terry has established himself as not only one of the top agents at First Team, but in all of Orange County as well. In 2003, Terry won the First Team Hall of Fame Award, an accolade for top sales achievement, and has won the award every year since. Terry is one of the top 50 Realtors in all of Orange County in number of closed transactions since 2000 (over 600 closed sales), and in 2015 was #3 in Listings Closed, out of 1800 agents, at First Team Real Estate


Terry McCarty is one of the best and well rounded real estate agents I have ever met. I was in real estate for 8 years and had managed a large office in the Pacific Northwest for a couple of years. I have met many agents, and as you may have guessed there are a lot of agents that should not be  trusted with what is most people’s biggest asset. We met Terry in 2001 as he was walking out of a house that he was previewing in Huntington Beach. We had gone to meet with an agent that morning that was recommended from a friend. Not only had the agent not taken the time to meet with us, he simply had a list of homes at the front desk so we could drive around and look. The home Terry came out of was not on our list, but as Terry saw us looking at the house from the car he came over and invited us to come in and see the house. We could tell right away that Terry was different and truly cared about our needs. We spent the next Saturday with Terry visiting about 5 homes and giving him feedback on what we liked and didn’t like about each home. The following Saturday Terry called us and said he had just previewed an open house and thought it was the one for us. We jumped in the car to come meet him and view the house. Terry had nailed it, but the only problem was there were 3 offers already submitted and we were the 4th. Terry presented the offer and negotiated the transaction and we bought the house. Terry was an expert already at handling our anxiety of the ups and downs of a real estate transaction. (Believe me there are almost always issues that need a guiding hand) Nine years later when we decided to sell and move to downtown Huntington Beach Terry showed us all of our options. I could tell his knowledge of the area and his real estate expertise had grown since we first worked with him. We found a home after a couple of weeks, but we needed to sell our home quickly to have a chance at what would be our new home. Terry’s photographer did a great job with pictures compared to other listings on the market. We received an offer within 4 hours of listing our home with a 30 day close. Three years later with our son going off to college we contacted Terry again. We wanted to down size and Terry explained the market was soft for sellers. He again produced marketing materials that exceeded our expectations and helped us get a handyman to fix a couple of issues he felt would enhance the property. We listed the house and again it sold in the first day. He also found us an amazing condo in Rancho Palos Verdes overlooking the ocean with a private 1400 sqft deck. Six years later we decided to make a big move back to the Pacific Northwest so we called Terry again. Terry went overboard with the Marketing with one of the best home videos I had ever seen in the market. The result was our condo was sold for the highest sales price ever for a unit in our building. By this time Terry had a full team of experts working with him, and he expertly worked through many obstacles in the sale process. If you are planning to Buy or Sale Real Estate in Southern California I think you would be crazy not to work with Terry and his team. Terry has the expertise, is extremely ethical, has a great demeanor and personality and most importantly he cares. I know this review was long, but Terry has been a part of the our lives for 17 years helping us buy and sell one of our biggest assets.
Review Source: zillow.com
08/09/2018
Bought and sold a Condo home in 2018 in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.

Terry McCarty has vast experience in Real Estate and knowledge of his markets – a true professional. My husband and I met Terry when looking for a property and he helped us find the perfect home. He is on top of the market and has great follow-up. Since this time, he has helped us with other  Real Estate needs and has answered many questions for us. Terry is committed to you and your project, has integrity and is personable and conscientious. We will look to Terry when we need to move in the future.

Review Source: zillow.com
12/07/2017
Bought a Single Family home in 2009 in Huntington Beach, CA.


We did a couple of deals with Terry over the years and he is really a true expert when it comes to real-estate in Long Beach/Seal Beach/Huntington Beach. He knows the market ( neighborhoods; prices; highlighting the good and the bad); and he is good at getting / understanding what you need quickly;  no waste of time and high efficiency. And on top of that he does that with a smile and genuine kindness Highly recommended.

Review Source: zillow.com
10/03/2017
Bought a home in 2013 in La Bolsa, Huntington Beach, CA 92648.


Working with Terry was great! We lived in the Inland Empire and drove down and looked at houses he had pre-selected for us for 2 days. We must have personally looked at close to 15 houses, plus more on-line before we got here. Terry really listened to what we wanted in a home and what we were  comfortable paying and he made it happen! Plus, he put us in touch with a painter and a handyman, because we didn’t know any in this area. Can’t say enough good things about him!

 Review Source: zillow.com
09/13/2016
Bought a home in 2013 in La Bolsa, Huntington Beach, CA

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Terry is a very knowledgeable realtor and knows his market inside and out.  We decided to go with Terry because of his expertise and thorough follow up.  It took time to find the home of our dreams since we had a very specific area where we wanted to purchase a home.  Terry was there every step of the way and would let us know about  homes coming on the market before they were ever listed.  I believe that advantage along with is great reputations helped us in getting the home of our dreams!  Terry made the home buying process very easy with little stress.  I would highly

Review Source: yelp.com
7/30/2015
Garden Grove, CA

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We can honestly say that Terry McCarty is the best, most knowledgeable, honest, sincere, expeditious realtor/person we have EVER met! We met him one day & explained what we needed….he brought us a qualified Buyer and sold our property within 3 days.  Terry most certainly outshines all the rest, not only in real estate, but in relating to people and understanding their needs! We highly recommend him!

Review Source: yelp.com
7/16/2018

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I highly recommend Terry McCarty.  He was kind, patient and sensitive and kept me informed at all times, when we had to sell my moms home after her passing. He found me a buyer so fast and he really knows his territory. I will use him again when we buy a new home.

Review Source: yelp.com
2/23/2018
Westminster, CA