"Kennon is an incredible agent. I've had the pleasure of buying 2 houses and selling 1 with him in this very competitive market. He's been doing this for decades, knows everyone and has his finger on the pulse. I refer him to friends all of the time and will be using his expertise again In the future!"
"I cannot say enough good things about my experience with Tom. I was in a competitive bidding situation (12 offers) and Tom counseled me every step of the way. I truly believe that I wouldn't own my dream home without the guidance and wisdom of Rare Properties. Their service was comprehensive and first-rate. The team sets all the appointments for all the inspections and made everything easy and straightforward. Once my offer was accepted, Tom also introduced me to an amazing contractor. It was an A+ experience."
"Stephen was a great individual and professional. He helped me buy a property located at 103rd Street in Los Angeles. He worked diligently to close the escrow and solved many issues. I highly recommend his services. "
"Stephen is an amazing realtor. As east coast homeowners buying for the first time on the west coast, with all the Californian real estate hoops to jump through, mountains of documents, alien procedures and terminology, Stephen eased us through the entire purchase process with patience, the utmost professionalism, and good humor. No question or request was too much trouble, he addressed and responded to any concerns or confusions we may have had immediately. He even kept in constant touch when out of the country - above and beyond! We knew for sure that he had our back every step of the way and it was a huge reassurance and an absolute pleasure to have him in our corner. I can't recommend Stephen and his whole team highly enough. Outstanding in every way."
"Stephen has helped through the whole process. While viewing the property, Stephen asked additional questions about the property that I never would have thought to ask at the time. The answers to those questions truly helped solidify the bid on the property. He gave his professional opinion when asked and pursued negotiations in the best interests of his client. Stephen also helped with the process, with the inspection reports and making sure everything was corrected before the closing, in terms of the seller fixing/replacing anything or applying for a credit on the purchase price. I'm sure I'm missing a lot of other items that Stephen did during this process, but these were the most important takeaways from this experience. Nevertheless, I fully recommend using Stephen, especially for his complete dedication to his clients and his speedy response time to any questions or concerns. I will be using him in the future."
"Stephen is a wonderful real estate agent. He's friendly, professional, and courteous. He understood my real estate needs and made every effort to show me properties that fit my budget and interest. I highly recommend Stephen to anyone looking for property."
"Stephen was truly a dream to work with. His professionalism, incredible knowledge of the area, and honesty all helped me in finding and purchasing my dream home. Since this was my first time buying a home, I really needed someone who was going to be patient with me and be there for me every step of the way. Stephen not only did that, but he also went above and beyond. I truly could not recommend Stephen and his team enough. He truly is the best in the business!"
"Lisa is an incredible agent and I feel very lucky to have her as my agent for my first home purchase. She is professional and knowledgeable. Lisa knows the market and provides a thoughtful list of potential homes. She's also patient; as a first-time home buyer, I had a lot of questions and she was able to answer all of them clearly. "
"Lisa was an amazing resource and really made us first-time homebuyers feel comfortable throughout the process. In fact, her strategy and advice led us to get the first home we put an offer on without having to pay over asking. She was also extremely helpful in getting us set up with a great lender and inspectors, and she hand-held us through each of the steps from offer through closing. Throughout all of this, Lisa was incredibly responsive, often responding to calls and emails within minutes, even on weekends, which is very important in this fast-moving market. We can't recommend Lisa enough!"
"Less than a year ago, my husband and I had to move to San Francisco for a new job. I had to sell my home in Van Nuys, and find a new home in the San Francisco Bay Area- one of the most challenging and competitive housing markets in the country. We chose Mr. Lombardi to be our real estate agent, because he had helped us find our home in Van Nuys, and we were so happy with his knowledge, unparalleled experience, and professionalism. With my new job starting in just 2 months, we were under some time constraints to get our Van Nuys home sold (we needed the proceeds from the sale to cover the downpayment for the new home in San Francisco). Mr. Lombardi was up for the challenge, and he worked very closely with us to get our property on the market and set up some initial open houses. He was also very careful about setting the right sale price for our home relying both on his own extensive experience along on current comps from our neighborhood. We had an open house within a couple of weeks of starting to work with Mr. Lombardi, and we received several strong offers (over the asking price) on our home. Mr. Lombardi walked us through the different offers and helped us make an informed choice. Within one month of listing our home, we had an accepted offer and we closed escrow in time to purchase a new home in San Francisco. Mr. Lombardi was also instrumental in helping us find our home in San Francisco, and we couldn't be happier. He takes the time to get to know his clients and makes sure he understands what his clients are looking for. He is also very mindful about setting realistic expectations and helping the client understand what housing options are available in the current market at the client's price point. With over 20 years of experience in the real estate business, Mr. Lombardi clearly understands all of the nuances and steps in what can seem like an overwhelming and bureaucratic process, and he takes the time to walk you through these steps (adjusting his approach to the needs of the client). And he is incredibly responsive, and consistently got back to us by the end of the day (or by the next morning). I don't know how he did it, but he helped us get a home in San Francisco. When we experienced some initial setbacks with our first few offers (we kept getting outbid by cash-only offers that were at least $100,000 over the asking price), Mr. Lombardi took the time to listen to our frustrations and keep us motivated to continue looking (and opened us up to new options that we had not previously considered). He found us a beautiful fixer-upper in a quiet and transitioning neighborhood in San Francisco and helped us see past the current condition of the house's interior and see the possibilities with some targeted renovations. We ended up getting the house for nearly $40,000 UNDER the asking prices (yes, under the asking price!!). If you are looking for someone with exceptional knowledge and experience in the real estate business, who makes you feel like you are his most important client, then I highly recommend Mr. Lombardi. You will not be disappointed!"
"Sophie is a great agent. She took the time to learn what I wanted and needed in my new home. She knew exactly what I was looking for and did a fabulous job of screening out the houses so that I only visited the houses that met my criteria. Sophie provided such personal attention that I truly felt as if I were her only client during my 9-month search for my home. I highly recommend Sophie."
"Sophie McLean was invaluable to us when we were looking for the right property to meet our intricate set of requirements. She very quickly got a handle on our likes and dislikes and came up with a range of suitable properties for us to choose from. Once we'd shortlisted the available options, she mapped out a logical route and liaised with all of the various realtors/owners to make sure that we had an efficient and successful day of back-to-back viewings. She found our "perfect fit" and everything went very smoothly from there on, we moved in very soon after with no hiccups whatsoever. We have no hesitations in recommending Sophie as an excellent realtor who has first-class people skills and a knack for rapidly understanding people's needs."
"Wonderful experience working with Dianna, she works well with our busy physician schedules, and she had good insight into the showings. She was friendly, hard-working, and easy to reach."
"Diana is an outstanding realtor with great intentions to get you into the home you want to live in for the rest of your life. I've had a fantastic experience with Diana over the course of the past few months finding our perfect home. I highly recommend her as she is very persistent, Personable, outgoing, Very experienced, an executioner, and best of all looking out for your best interest. I definitely give her 5 stars on her outstanding performance and experience."
"Fausto was a dream to work with! We had a wonderful experience with him purchasing our first home. He was very straightforward and easy to work with -- from walking us through the process and steps to explaining each phase very clearly. He kept us and all of our real estate team/partners (escrow, inspections, mortgage broker etc) very organized. He was clear, concise and quick to respond any time we had any comms.
I could not imagine things running any more smoothly than it did especially with a very quick turnaround (less than 2 week escrow)! 10/10 would recommend."
"Fausto is an angel, he helped us find our dream home and made the entire process so smooth and fun. He is kind, efficient and professional. I highly recommend working with him."