Sarah, It was a wonderful experience as a first time buyer and I am really glad that you where my REALTOR. Every time I had a question or concern you took the time to explain to me the options and get good answers for me. I will recommend you in the future to anyone I know who is looking to buy or sell a home. Thanks!



I was introduced to Sarah Smith by Gary Cooper – a respected advisor on Mighty 1090 – a radio station I worked for as a traffic reporter for many years. Gary gave me his word that Sarah would do a great job for me and Sarah exceeded my expectations. Sarah worked with dedication and intention to sell my home quickly and at the best possible price. Sarah made all of the right moves, listened when I got anxious or nervous, and offered great advice from her wealth of knowledge and calm demeanor. I am happy to say I am now living my dream, thanks to a leap of faith, made possible with Sarah’s help. I would recommend Sarah Smith to any home buyer or seller.



I was the buyer (represented by another agent) for a property Sarah had listed. I just wanted to thank you and your clients for your professionalism during this transaction! It was a real pleasure. Thank you, also for working with us during our inspection concerns.


Alicia and Erwin M.

Alicia and I wanted to personally thank you for your outstanding mortgage and real estate services throughout the process of purchasing our first home in Temecula.


As first-time home-buyers, we worked with three different mortgage companies before finally finding Mountain Trust Mortgage and Realty. While we were very specific in communicating our needs, location, and price range, we were shown far too many houses that met neither our specifications nor our budgetary limits and were nowhere near our preferred neighborhoods. We also experienced brokers who sent us out, unaccompanied and with no guidance, to locate prospective homes on our own.


When we first met with you, you listened to our needs, asked for our pertinent info and then turned your computer screen around and showed us our plan of action. You showed us what steps we needed to take, exactly what we were able to afford and promised that, once we completed our to-do list, you would have us in a home within six months.  In just four months, you handed us the keys to our first home. It was nothing short of phenomenal!


Alicia and I subsequently recommend Mountain Trust Mortgage and Realty to anyone we meet who is looking for help with financing and the home-buying process. We were so impressed with your resources, the way you were always on top of things and how, when we had questions, you responded immediately with the answers we needed.


Thank you for your honesty, your commitment to customer service, and your dedication to accuracy. At a time when so many people were being taken advantage of and were being approved for mortgage rates and conditions that would later cause them to lose their homes, it was incredibly reassuring to know we had guidance and support from a team of such amazing mortgage and real estate professionals!


Thank you, again, for exceeding our expectations and for making our transition into our first home such a wonderful experience!


Sarina T.

I agree with Scott L that Gary is awesome and very informative.  This business is very on top of things and does business the “old fashion way.”  The old fashion way being that they care more about the client than they do the money.  Sure, we all need money, but they operate in such a way that they truly want to help you.  I was a bit sketch at first, but after meeting with Gary and hearing about the process (as this was our first time home buying) and meeting the realtor they supplied, I was very impressed.


Our Realtor was phenomenal!  If you want someone who is on it and down to earth, this is the place!  I don’t want someone to BS me and take me along on this crazy rollercoaster ride of home buying. He is your everyday honest friend.  I want a Realtor who gets to know my style and does everything with integrity.  Not only that but he responds to you within hours and makes appointments a.s.a.p.  I never had to wonder where we were at in our process because he was in constant contact with us and very informative as well.  Above all, I am most impressed with his way of explaining things and patience for my questions.  He’s a rockstar, as is Gary.  I would highly recommend this company to any of my family or friends.


Scott L.

2 words-GARY COOPER!


I walked out of Gary Cooper’s office and felt like I had a PhD in Finance. Usually when i call 5 different companies i get five different answers. Gary Cooper devastates the smoke and mirrors!