What Others are Saying

I’ve been buying and selling houses for 40 years, some good experiences and some bad. In 2018 it was my good fortune to meet Jerry La Mott/Surterre Properties. Another salesperson had been trying to sell my 6000 square foot home for one and a half years. I decided to switch to Mr. La Mott based on recommendations I received. I found him to be calm, collected, professional and very experienced in sales techniques. I was shocked that he brought me a qualified buyer within 30 days. He also sold an additional 4500 square foot house for me in the following 60 days. Then helped me purchase a third 3500 square foot house 30 days later where we currently reside.

I’ve worked with over 50 realtors in my life but none better and more qualified than Jerry La Mott. His specialty is closing the deal by whatever means it takes. There is none better than he.

Doug & Eileen Trovato

Jerry La Mott has a tremendous experience in real estate with a large list of satisfied customers. He knows the home builders’ history and the desirable areas within a given price range. He expertly sold our house and helped us find our next house over the following 6 months. He always cheerfully gave up his time to make sure everything went smoothly. Most importantly, Jerry is a very reputable and honest person who keeps every promise he has made. I certainly would strongly recommend him to any of my family or friends.

J. Zahrowski | DMD, MS

We worked with Jerry LaMott for approximately two years during our extended house hunt in South Orange County.  Moving back to California after living out of the state for many years we found our property criteria difficult to match in our desired price range.  While many realtors likely would have become impatient and encouraged us to settle, Jerry always remained patient, optimistic and encouraging.  With Jerry, there was never any pressure to buy if the property was not the right fit.  On several occasions, in fact, Jerry encouraged us to keep looking and ensured us that we would find the right property.  During what was a long and uniquely challenging search, Jerry was always a pleasure to work with and remained a consummate professional at all times.

Not only is Jerry professional with his clients but also in all his dealings with other agents and their clients.  The professionalism and humble demeanor shown by Jerry throughout his many years in the industry seem to have won him the respect of everyone he has interacted with.  Even when visiting open houses without Jerry, other agents provided unsolicited praise of Jerry when we mentioned we were working with him.  Jerry is truly one of the most respected realtors in Orange County!  This level of respect garnered from other agents proved to be a great asset when it came to putting in an offer and negotiating the sale.

Beyond Jerry’s kind personality and professionalism that make him a pleasure to work with, he is also extremely knowledgeable of the local market.   Not only does Jerry understand the macro market of Orange County, but he also understands the individual nuances of each unique neighborhood, including the history and issues associated with each area.  Ultimately Jerry’s knowledge and industry connections led us to a neighborhood that had not been on our radar.  With Jerry’s help we found the home that met our needs.  And even after the sale closed, Jerry continued to stay in contact and help with recommendations for local contractors.

We truly appreciate Jerry’s knowledge, professionalism, and patience through our home buying process and readily recommend him to others.

E. & C. Lalasz

I have known Jerry on a personal level for the past three years having met him through mutual friends. I have also dealt with him on a professional level as he has represented me in the purchase of my current home in Marbella as well as the sale of my previous home in Nellie Gail Ranch.

As I have learned, Jerry carries the reputation of a highly respected professional among peers and clients alike. From my experience, I can attest to the fact that he is a fully dedicated and committed professional whose primary goal is achieving the best results possible for his clients. He has at his command a comprehensive knowledge of the workings of the South Orange County real estate marketplace along with excellent communication skills and an ability to understand the needs of both buyer and seller.

I can't speak highly enough of his integrity, honesty and generosity. I would gladly entrust him any personal future real estate needs.

R. Heyendal | M.D.

My wife and I wish to express our sincere thanks for all your professional assistance on the purchase of the Hidden Trail property. With your commitment to excellence and appreciation to detail in all aspects of real estate transactions, you clearly have set a standard within your industry that few will achieve.

D. Fields

It has been my pleasure to have worked with Jerry La Mott and his team at Surterre Properties for the third time. From the initial listing of my home in Covenant Hills, to the marketing, showing and eventual sale, Jerry made the entire smooth and seamless. His professional staff ensured nothing was overlooked or ignored. I received all the necessary emails, paperwork, phone calls and advice that realized a fair deal on the sale of my home.

I admit that I needed some hand holding and reassurance at times and Jerry cheerfully complied. He has a complete portfolio of all the key players and services needed to close the deal. His lifetime of real estate knowledge is unsurpassed. While I may not need his services again for quite some time, I am confident that I made the obvious choice to use Jerry la Mott and his team at Surterre Properties.

E. Hardman

We chose the LaMott Group based upon the recommendation of a dear friend. Jerry and his team were a true pleasure to work with throughout the entire process of selling our Laguna Niguel home. Jerry's seasoned advice was instrumental in enabling us to sell our home on our terms, i.e., at the price we wanted in the short timeframe we chose. While volumes of kind words and praise can be written about Jerry and the level of service delivered by his team, it's his professionalism and integrity that really stood out for us. From initial meeting through close, those values were self-evident and carried over to discussions with buyer agents and other involved parties. Jerry and his team are salt of the earth individuals we sincerely miss -- we could not have made a better decision!

M. & S. Ketchmere


I want to express my gratitude for your professionalism, even now several weeks after the close of escrow. Your follow-through and presence during every step of the closing process was invaluable—unlike some real estate offices, you were personally present for all phases of the escrow process (inspection, appraisal, etc.), which can be extremely important. Everyone on your office staff was always cordial, professional and pleasant as well.


T. Field

I would like to complement and commend you for your integrity and fairness. We all have standards in those areas and it was refreshing for me to see that your talk as well as your walk was consistent with those standards which I have come to respect and likewise reflect in my own life.

D. Ure | Attourney at Law

Lora and I were extremely pleased with the manner in which you and your team executed the sale of our home in The Hunt Club. The transaction closed in the time frame and price we originally contemplated.

As importantly, your group was professional and extremely responsive throughout the escrow. You shepherded communications between buyer and seller sensitively and assured us along the way during the critical junctures.

I would recommend your team without reservation to represent any buyer or seller. You and your team understand the nuances between getting a deal done and being aware of the emotions involved in selling one's home.

K. & L. Baldridge

Without qualification we feel that Jerry is the finest Real Estate professional we have ever met, with the emphasis on professional. In selling our home, Jerry provided an accurate evaluation in price and sales approach, rather than simply telling us what we wanted to hear. The respect he obviously has from other brokers resulted in a great deal of interest from qualified potential buyers and a smooth sale.

J. Harper & J. Curtin | Harper & Burns LLP