Albert lives and breathes real estate. In fact, he has been buying and selling homes his entire life since graduating back in 1991 from the University of Dallas. Having relocated multiple times across the globe, speaking four languages and working as a REALTOR® with Home Smart Evergreen Realty, he understands real estate from both a business and perhaps more importantly a personal perspective. Albert has also served on several HOA boards and is an experienced landlord.
Having spent more than 20 years in corporate management, he decided to move to Orange County and make his hobby his work and now enjoys working with homeowners and homebuyers alike to realize their dreams. His mission is simple, providing a personalized real estate service second to none and always exceed client expectations. Albert chose to join Home Smart Evergreen Realty as he knows that real estate is no longer only a local transaction but that both national and international exposure is needed for obtaining the best possible result. Because of his international background, he is comfortable working with all nationalities and understands their unique needs when it comes to relocating and making a new community their home.
When taking a moment from work, you will find Albert walking with his Beagle Daisy in one of our beautiful Orange County parks or on the Huntington pet beach. Now and then, he travels back to Europe to catch up with family and friends, but more often they visit him to escape the winter weather. Albert looks forward to serving you and your community for all your real estate needs.
Languages: English, Swedish, Dutch, and German
Serving valued buyers and sellers with the #1 Real Estate Service in Orange County.
When serving his clients, Albert treats them as his family and will make sure to find the closest match possible to their unique real estate needs. To ensure an outstanding real estate service experience for his clients, Albert works only with the best partners in the industry in terms of lenders, home inspectors, escrow & title companies, etc.. to ensure a smooth transaction for his clients.
"From the very first contact to getting keys for our home, Albert was the perfect realtor for my little family! He made sure to walk us through every step of this process and always made himself available for anything we needed along the way! We put in ONE offer and he made sure he did everything in his power for our offer to get accepted over any other offers! This has to the one of the smoothest and quickest transitions ever! Thank you so much for helping us find our forever home! We couldn’t be happier!! Please feel free to visit if you’re ever in the area! Noah would love to see you!"
"My husband and I cannot say enough wonderful things about Albert. Look no further, because you have found the perfect real estate agent. After months of debating whether or not to buy our first home, I finally convinced my husband to start at least looking into it. We started to attend open houses, driving around countless areas to look for an area we liked. We finally decided to inquire about pre-approval with our credit union and they recommended Albert to us. We didn't know where to start with finding a real estate agent, so we figured "what the heck?" and got into contact with Albert. We at first were still on the fence about when to actually start "seriously" looking for a home, when we came across a fixer-upper that my husband and I believed was way overpriced, but the fact of the matter was we just didn't know; we needed an expert. I called Albert and he met up with us at the home the following weekend. This was our first in-person encounter with Albert. Albert introduced himself and let us go around the property, and asked us to point out what we thought was "interesting" about the property. He didn't force us into any conclusions, just let us walk around and say what we saw. We came to the same conclusion, that the property was way overpriced; and Albert agreed and was very honest and then pointed out what else we missed, things we didn't even think to look at! We loved his honesty, his sense of humor, and how comfortable we felt with him. With that property out of the way, we decided that Albert's expertise was not only needed, but welcome. My husband and I left that showing feeling much, much better about going into buying our first home. After that, Albert sent us access to listings, and was always happy and punctual with answering our questions. He understood mine and my husband's very busy schedules and worked tirelessly with us to answer questions, setup showings... anything and everything we needed. After one long day of showings (which we brought my husband's family with as well for second and third opinions, and which Albert was beyond happy to accommodate), we found a home we loved. Albert worked quickly to get in our offer, and had a respectable and well-known reputation with everyone in the process; everyone seemed to know Albert well and how wonderful he was to work with, which made our experience that much better because he was so well trusted by so many! Our offer was accepted and within 3 weeks we were in our new home! We are now LOVING our new home and while we don't foresee moving anytime soon, we would not hesitate using Albert again to sell our home and buy a new one. Albert was more than a real estate agent to us; he was someone we came to trust, enjoy spending time with, and someone we hold high respect for. Do not look any further! Albert is your man, and he will make the home buying process something to actually enjoy... Yes, really! Enjoy! We are so happy to have met Albert by the chance of our credit union... And we also loved meeting his lovely Daisy (his adorable and beautiful beagle) and getting to know Albert as more than just our real estate agent, but as a friend. Thank you so much, Albert! You have made our dreams come true!"
"Albert was a pleasure to work with. He represented me as a buyer and helped me find the perfect home. Skillful, professional, honest, and extremely courteous every step of the way. Highly recommended."
"Our family is two for two with Albert! First we bought our family home and next we worked with Albert again as my mother purchased a home while still living out of state. On both occasions, Albert's advice and negotiating skills got us our dream properties on the very first offers we put in (Two purchases with no rejected offers, ever!) My mother's purchase was very competitive with five additional offers in just a few days of the listing becoming available. Albert helped us to be aggressive but never pressured us. He laid out all our options, including some creative thinking, and told us what he thought was the best strategy. We followed his advice and had our offer accepted! Albert is excellent with communication and was happy to meet us at the property several times. Albert and his team keep the paperwork and escrow process very simple and explain everything clearly."
"Albert was absolutely the best! He helped us purchase our home a few years ago and the process was so fun and easy - even with a vary last minute and stressful offer that he put in on our behalf to ultimately buy our dream home. He was extremely responsive, kind, respectful, patient and thoughtful. I would absolutely recommend him with 5 stars all the way around, and I hope to work with him again in the future."
"Albert Kroes was the perfect realtor for us! We could not have asked for anyone better. Albert is the epitome of professionalism. He is so knowledgeable and we learned so much about the market and the entire home buying process from him. Albert is so patient and understanding; he kept us positive when there were setbacks and encouraged us to not give up. We ended up finding the right house for us and never could have done that without Albert's guidance. Albert has our highest recommendation; you will not find a better realtor out there. He is the best!"
"Albert was a true joy to work with. Albert was so attentive to my special medical circumstances and made an otherwise stressful experience, a very positive one. Albert was VERY thorough and attentive and always kept us in the loop of everything that was happening and what the next steps were. He was very encouraging and hopeful that we would find "our house," and WE DID!"
"As first time home buyers, my wife and I feel extremely fortunate to have worked with Albert to find our new home. He promptly answered our many questions throughout the home search and escrow process and counseled us through moments of panic and confusion. I really appreciate that he would point out negative aspects of properties that we would have missed rather than pushing us to making a purchase. I hope that we do not have to go through the home buying process again anytime soon, but Albert will definitely be the first agent we call when the time comes."
"We used Albert to purchase and then later sell our townhome in Ladera Ranch. Being able to experience Albert as both a seller and a buyer gives us unique insight into his process. He is extremely detailed, very knowledgeable, and one of the most friendly real estate agents out there. He is also a very straight shooter and will fight for you as both a seller and a buyer, to get the house or price you deserve! We can't say enough good things about Albert. If we ever need an agent in southern California again, Albert is the first and only call I'll make."