Where do I begin...
My wife and I had less then satisfactory experiences with agents in the past, so we made sure to do our homework this time around when it came to selling our condo on the Westside. We met and talked to about a half dozen different agents before we decided to go with Rory and his team.
We ultimately decided to go with Rory for many reasons. One was I felt the other realtors we talked to just wanted to make a quick sell and valued our place pretty low. Rory was able to see the real value and understood how prospective buyers would potentially view it (location, layout, etc.).In the end, we ended up selling for 10% more than what any of the other agents wanted to list it for.
Another reason we went with Rory is that he came with his team. He, Kristian, and Ashley make the ultimate real estate group. They all work so well together and function as a team, one thing a lot of other agents were lacking.
Also, Rory has 20 years in the business. He was raised on the Westside and knows the market like none other. You\'ll be hard pressed to find anyone with the experience and knowledge about the Westside like Rory.
The actual process of selling our home went smoothly. As anyone who has sold a home can attest to, selling a home is a lot of work. Rory and Kristian were consummate professionals throughout the entire process, helping us every single step of the way. They were always open to working around our schedule and were sensitive to the fact that we still had our lives to live during the open houses and viewings.
In the end, we had over 8 offers within a couple days of our open house. And only a week after we listed, we accepted an offer for more than our listed price. This truly speaks volumes about the "Results" Rory and his team can achieve.
Rory and Kristian helped us purchase our home in Cheviot Hills a few years ago. Their knowledge and expertise made it possible for us to find our dream home and close escrow quickly and efficiently. In addition, they continue to follow up with valuable advice and assistance for maintaining and improving our home. I highly recommend Rory and Kristian to anyone seeking real estate assistance in West Los Angeles.
My wife and I recently purchased our first home in Cheviot Hills. Rory and his team of Kristian Bonk and Ashley were representing the seller. Much to our surprise, when we first sat down with Rory in his office to make an offer to the owners, he actually advised my wife and I to take the weekend and reconsider whether a home purchase made "sense" for our family at this time, and if we truly wanted this particular house. They took the time to learn about our family, our current and anticipated future plans, as well as our financial picture. This, to me, demonstrated the high level of integrity that his group possesses. I think more agents than not would have been pushing for us to simply sign the offer letter, but instead they made sure this was in our best interests, and that my wife and I were not pressured into making such a difficult decision.
Obtaining financing was not easy, to say the least. But throughout the whole process, they continually checked in with us, as well as our lender, and helped to keep the seller comfortable with the whole process, especially after it took a few days longer than the original escrow to even close financing.
After we had moved in, and their commission had already been payed, we had some issues with maintenance and one of the appliances. Kristian called the home warranty company, arranged for the contractors to come out, and even stayed at our house while the work was being done, since my wife nor I could be there due to scheduling concerns.
The Results realty group are true professionals, and our experience with them was excellent. They have strong ties to the community, and an in depth knowledge of the local market.
We had already secured a buyer for our home in Cheviot Hills before hiring an agent. We then had to make the decision of how to handle the paperwork and details. We thought of hiring a real estate attorney, but decided an agent who is accustomed to the day to day details might be a better idea. Thank goodness we made that decision and Rory and Kristian were just the right guys to manage the whole process for us.
We didn't even know how important that decision was until escrow closed. To the very end there was nothing Rory and Kristian couldn't handle (including clearing the trash our movers left behind minutes before the walk through with our buyers). We had no idea how valuable they would be to us in the process and can't thank them enough for their professionalism and anticipation of every issue each step of the way!