Notes of Praise
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Eugene’s extensive knowledge of the market area and connections allowed him to time the listing and sale of our house expertly–with multiple offers well over asking and exceeding our expectations. He’s a skillful negotiator that you want on your side! We first met the Local team while looking for our house in northeast LA two years ago. We loved a number of their properties but, because they get so many offers, we lost out. We eventually found a home we’ve loved for the past few years. When we realized COVID-19 meant we weren’t going to be going back to the office anytime soon and we had the freedom to go wherever we pleased, we contacted The Local. We knew we wanted them on our side this time!
Kurt and Eugene hopped on a call with me to talk about the market, then came to our house to give us an honest assessment of our options and expectations.
As soon as we decided we were ready to sell, Eugene and their designer, Jane, determined what we needed to do and sent an awesome handyman to do to the few repairs. Jane, Eugene, and the
photographer created stellar marketing materials and all we had to do was not mess it up for the showings.
Eugene scheduled showings, with very little interruption to us, garning numerous offers. Eugene had met and spent time with almost everyone who looked at our house and guided us through picking the best offer, well above listing price and exceeding our expectations. With Eugene and Steve handling the closing, it was a breeze. What could have been a major derailment was handled quickly and competently.
We’ll be calling The Local when we return to LA!Shay R
I had the BEST experience with Karina Del Toro of The Local’s team. She was recommended to me through my mortgage broker and I am so so so incredibly glad she was. I was a first time home
buyer, completely clueless and needed extra guidance and help to make sure I was doing everything “right. ” Karina was so informative. Helpful, never shaming especially when I would ask my “rookie” questions.
She was available to.me via phone or text whenever I needed her and we had a LOT of fun on our outing to find the right place. She fought for me with the offers I made and we found my
home, my happy place and she had EVERYTHING to do with it. I will be using her for any of my future real estate needs and will be referring her whenever I can. Thank you Karina!!!!
Kurt y El Local son los mejores en el negocio. Cada paso del camino en la compra de nuestra casa fue dirijido con profesionalismo, cuidado y franqueza. Escucharon atentamente nuestra “lista de deseos” y después de meses de seguimiento y negociación con una casa en particular, superaron las probabilidades y nos aseguraron la victoria. Teniendo en cuenta la rara y específica situación con el vendedor (una empresa de inversión), combinada con el loco mercado loco en el que nos encontramos, esta no fue una tarea fácil. No obstante, lograron que tengamos el hogar de nuestros sueños.Danielle C
My husband and I are forever grateful to Susie Park at The Local, who helped us purchase our first home in the intimidating LA market. Six months later we are still so thrilled with our home and know we never could have done it without her.
Susie has a perfect calm energy; I am the type to ask 9,000 questions about every little thing and she was able to clearly explain every piece of the process along the way to quell my anxiety. She always had our backs and stuck up for us on more than a few occasions. I can’t say enough good things about her!!
Without a doubt the next time we have any realtor needs we’ll be running back to her, would work with her again in a heartbeat.Amie J
Susie repped us when we bought our first house in Silver Lake. We knew NOTHING about the process and she was so helpful. She was honest with us and never pressured us on any decision. We also were confident that when she negotiated, she was extremely fair and really fought for us as much as we could. We never had any doubt that we were in good hands. And also, she’s just a really great person who we now can call our friend. Thank you, Susie!J Vu
Alyssa was like a wizard and guru and friend. She led us through
uncharted territory, teaching with patience and guiding with grace. She
made magic happen, mostly due to her vast experience and deep well of
knowledge. And perhaps secret powers. I witnessed how she treated
vendors and buyers with respect and kindness, while also advocating
strongly on our behalf. Even when faced with the unexpected, those
challenges beyond our control, she remained steadfast and solid,
allowing us to emerge from it all with an amazing sale. I’m grateful for
Alyssa, and her entire team at The Local.
As soon as I reached out to Eugene he immediately made himself available and helped us every step of the way, knowing full well he and his team was managing other properties as well. I had reached out to another agent prior to Eugene and I just wasn’t feeling it. I knew Eugene as he sold us our house back in 2019. I remembered his calm, but friendly and professional manner and knew he would be what we needed to sell our home. Their team was amazing and treated us like long time friends. They even provided to us free partial staging items since we were still living in our house and didn’t want a full stage. During the sale we were also purchasing another home. Eugene went out of his way to assist us and protect our interests on the new property even when it was not required or expected of him as he was not representing the second property. Eugene is experienced, professional, makes you feel at ease (which is big for me and difficult to do), and is a pro multi-tasker. We would recommend him to anyone looking to sell their home.Crista R
For anyone in the market to buy a home, I would highly recommend choosing Mark Grimes as your agent. Mark is very knowledgeable, professional, responsible and is always readily available. He would arrange showings with short notice ; and would reply to and address all our questions/concerns in a timely manner. Mark’s friendly and kind demeanor puts you at ease in making the best decision in your home purchase. Thank you, thank you Mark for all your help.ER Wong
Susie was fantastic, and helped so much through the process of buying our home. She was very professional and proactive and made the stressful process of buying a home much easier.
I’ve worked with Jennifer on several deals. She’s very smart; she’s extremely responsive; and she’s REALLY good at getting a deal accepted. I would not hesitate to refer any of my clients to her.Tysen C
Edith Reyna did a marvelous job handling the sale of my house. Her team was fabulous, making the experience as pain-free as possible and, importantly, she got a great price for the property!Ann L
Eugene is so skillful! He handled a complicated, multi unit sale for us with ease and patience. He guided us every step of the way, was an excellent negotiator and easy to work with throughout the process. We would highly recommend him for any sale.
Absolutely the best real estate team I have ever worked with. I’ve sold 4 properties and I wish I had found them sooner. Personable, incredibly knowledgeable, strategic and extremely professional. The advice they gave was priceless and they sold our house in 5 days at a record price WELL over asking with a bidding war! The very best agents – bar none! Still need to have that champagne!Greg & Samantha L
Jen was an incredible listing agent. After interviewing 5 different realtors, we made the decision to go with Jen and Kurt at the Local. They were kind and sympathetic to our current situation. They made suggestions and recommendations, came through on them and had over 84 people at our first open house. Not only did Jen get us over asking price, but she walked us through every step of the process, explained what was happening, and helped us with the stress of closing deadlines. She and The Local had the folks in place to complete every transaction and meet every deadline. Jen, Kurt, and the whole team at The Local made our wildest dreams come true.Sherry R
I would love to write about his excellent service. We got our new house last December and it took more than six months. We checked so many open houses and made few offers before actually getting the one. We had a hard time because of the high competition on the market but Geoff helped us with a smile all the time. He is very professional and good at negotiation. We were very happy to work with him.
We had such a great experience with The Local’s team selling our house in Silver Lake. When we first met Kurt and Jenn, we immediately felt their positive outlook and confidence –
something that was missing from the other agents we interviewed. Jenn went above and beyond to prep, oversee, market, and sell our house above asking. This team really knows the east side and
the exact look and feel of homes that sell well. Also Jane was meticulous in prepping and staging our home for photos and open houses, which made all the difference. We could not be happier and feel we could not have had a better experience with anyone else. If you’re buying or selling in Silver Lake/Echo Park/Atwater, then go with The Local!
I reached out to Edith Reyna in early 2021 after working with another realtor for 8 months and having no luck. A family member recommended Edith and since I was beyond frustrated with my current realtor, I decided to reach out to Edith. My experience with Edith could not have been more smooth. My husband and I ended up buying a house with Edith’s help within a month of switching over to her. I cannot express how easy Edith made everything. We were looking at houses during the pandemic when bids were going 100k plus over asking price and still we were able to purchase a house because Edith acted quickly, efficiently, and aggressively for us to be able to purchase the property of our dreams. I cannot recommend Edith enough, she was pleasant to work with even under all the stress home buying brings, she’s a wonderful real estate agent and person!LR
Jen Cahill helped me sell and buy my homes in 2018. She is knowledgeable, patient, and honest. She knows the market inside and out and was able to get me almost $140K over asking on my home. When it was time to buy, she steered me toward a neighborhood nearby that I would have never considered, and now happily call home. Most of all, Jen really listens to her clients. Buying and selling your home can be scary, but Jen Cahill made the whole process familiar and friendly. I would definitely recommend her to anyone getting ready to sell or buy!Katlain
We had an excellent experience working with Alyssa– she is a true professional! Alyssa is an expert in her field that knows the market extremely well, plus she’s highly detail-oriented, dependable, and possesses strong & clear communication skill. In the end, our sale price and overall working experience with Alyssa, well-overdelivered our expectations and made selling our home stress-free. Would highly recommend working with Alyssa; she’s exceptional. (Via Zillow)Sellers of 3608 Roseview
For me, selling my home meant saying goodbye to a book of memories and it wasn’t easy to let go. But Geoff’s presence and professionalism made the process far easier to take the next step. He understood my emotional attachments and honored those feelings. For most real estate agents, it’s about for sale signs, the bottom line and numbers. But Geoff treated the process with compassion, follow-through and dedication to the task that went beyond the mere qualifications. Thanks for everything!Sophie-Charlotte B
Alyssa helped my ex-husband and I navigate the sale of two properties in a market that was changing week-to-week. The patience and candor she showed was dead-essential to getting the deals done. She’s delightful company, and she gets the job done with honesty, hard work, creativity, and patience. What more can you ask?Ted D
Nothing but five stars for this amazing real estate professional! We left town, had our first escrow fall through, and still ended up on top four months later, from afar! Alyssa was thorough, answered all my husbands questions, and was always one step ahead of us. Alyssa was calm, action oriented and always listened to us. She’s a strong communicator, leads with kindness and gets the job done with grace and style. We loved working with her.JB Cook
Alyssa and her team helped us formulate a plan for selling our house, and never wavered, offering professional communication throughout the process to ensure that our expectations were met and that the process went as possible. We’d love to work with her again!Ryan
We have worked with both Susie and Edith with The Local, and can’t recommend them highly enough. They have an amazing network of inspectors, contractor recommendations, and are so knowledgeable of every little step in the process. We had a thousand questions buying and selling our homes, and the paperwork can be overwhelming. The patience, expertise, and ability to keep everything on track was just extraordinary. The partnership extended far beyond the closing of the deal also. Hopefully we won’t be moving again for a long time, but if we do, we know who to call!Corinna G
I had the pleasure of working with the team at The Local on two real estate transactions in relatively rapid succession – the purchase of my home and then the subsequent sale. Mark, Eugene, Kurt, and the rest of the team at The Local were friendly, approachable, and extremely knowledgable of both the market and the whole process at large. As a first time home buyer (and then first time seller!) they always took the time to walk me through the various steps of the process, answer all of my questions no matter how basic, and make sure I was comfortable and satisfied with every move we made. They worked diligently and advocated tirelessly on my behalf, and I was very pleased with where we landed on both transactions. Highly recommend the team at The Local!James V
I’ve worked with this team for two home purchases and one home sale now, and I’ve been thrilled with the process and outcome each time. Our agent was smart, patient, helpful, and has absolutely the best taste. I’d give him, and the whole team for that matter, 10 stars if that was an option!Gabe L
Alyssa is a true gem. Warm, professional, creative and dogged when she needs to be. She helped us buy our first home in Silver Lake and we felt supported every step of the way. (Via Zillow)Laura L
Geoff Martin guided me successfully through my first home buying experience in Los Angeles, which can be a frustrating market. He quickly answered my calls, e-mails, and texts even during inconvenient hours. His friendly and upbeat demeanor came in handy during the more stressful times of escrow. I would highly recommend him and his team.Karen
Thank you Edith for helping me with the sale of 4207. It went so smoothly right from the beginning. I’d been pretty worried about dealing with this sale long distance, especially of a home that has meant so much to me, but you’re frequent and clear communication every step of the way made things so much easier. I was able to trust Edith and was so wonderful taking care of the various glitches that came up and all while keeping me notified of all the details. I wish you had an office in Missoula so you could help me with my next purchase, but feel what I’ve learned from your professionalism, since you helped me with my first house purchase in 1995, has showed me how to set my standards very high in choosing a new broker. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!Janet
Alyssa Valentine is a terrific real estate agent. We have bought and sold a number of houses over the years. We have worked with a lot of agents. When we decided to sell our Silverlake home after eight years, we interviewed a number of top agents. We went with Alyssa, mostly because she was highly recommended by our former agent, who had moved away. Alyssa did a spectacular job: she knew exactly how to make the house look better for selling. And she had terrific help both from her building coordinator Mike Park, who expertly supervised over $20,000 worth of mostly cosmetic remodeling, and her visual consultant Carla Toutz, who helped in multiple aspects of the sale. Alyssa was always on top of things, small and large. And most importantly, when negotiating with the buyer, she was extremely skillful – knowing just how much pressure to apply to get our desired goal. If the family sells our other house in Silverlake, she will be at the top of our list.Lawrence D
Within maybe two weeks of looking Geoff Martin found us our DREAM HOME. Knowing that we knew very little about the process of buying a home, Geoff got right to work and was in constant communication through every step of the way. He knows what he’s doing, is an expert on the market, very professional, and is a pleasure to work with. Two thumbs up for Geoff !Liz S
If you want top dollar and shortest time on market then Melissa should be your go-to. I trusted her vision for some minor “remodeling” and staging, and it paid off in presentation and performance on the market. She’s very accommodating and easy to work/communicate with, but if you give her some freedom on key listing decision making she’ll really come through! Will be recommending her for anyone I know selling a property!Tim W
Edith helped me find great tenants for my home and secured a rental rate that was higher then I could have hoped for. She was also exceptionally patient as I searched for a rental. I would definitely recommend her for anyone looking for help selling, purchasing or renting!Tabitha E
Eugene and his team at The Local Group were awesome. They connected me with contractors and designers when needed to help complete my vision. We did a complete remodel and addition. We sold the property for 250k over asking. Eugene is very hands on and has great idea. He was always on time and enthusiastic about what I was working on. I couldn’t be happier with him and his team.Eric G
Recently, we had to re-locate from San Francisco to Los Angeles without having any knowledge of the area. We were fortunate to have been referred to Geoff, and without a doubt he made this transition something to look forward to. His expertise and professionalism in all aspects of his work helped us navigate through the ins and outs of finding a place to live. His familiarity to the area proved invaluable in helping us to quickly narrow down where and how we could see ourselves living. Knowing how busy he was, we appreciated his quick responses and ability to make us feel well taken care of and our concerns listened to – before, during and after our move. We were so pleased to have made the connection, and feel lucky to have found exactly what we were looking for with Geoff’s help. We would (& have) recommend Geoff to anyone looking for a place!Miraan Sa & Philippe D
This letter is being written in whole-hearted support of The Local. We moved in to a home in our dream neighborhood towards the end of November, and that reality would never have been realized without their unending dedication, innovation, and hard work.
When we met The Local, we were frustrated and discouraged—we had been searching for an affordable (first-time owners) and yet comfortable home in a very specific location for several months, and had been beat out on several offers. Our realtor at the time was pleasant but disinterested, and we felt as if were doing much of the footwork ourselves. What a contrast The Local were! From the moment we started working with them it was clear that they had a firm mission in mind, and that mission was to find (and successfully buy) the home we wanted. They were incredibly knowledgeable about the housing market, the neighborhood we were looking in, and the ins and outs of home ownership. Through the ups and downs of the home search they were consistently positive, encouraging, and yet realistic—they always seemed several steps ahead of the game and had a well-formulated plan for how to achieve our goals. And their energy was incredible!
We can’t say enough about what a positive experience we had working with Kurt and The Local. They will do an excellent job for anyone in a position to either sell or purchase real estate, because they understand what is involved, have an incredible work ethic, and—more importantly—actually care about what the client is going through. It’s like having really good friends find you a home—or sell your house.
We would be more than happy to speak with anyone considering The Local as realtors; we are so grateful for the excellent job they did and for their support and friendship.
They also helped us move into our place two days before Thanksgiving and helped us hire painters who got the job done before company showed up – who does that?
My husband and I are forever grateful to Susie Park at The Local, who helped us purchase our first home in the intimidating LA market. Six months later we are still so thrilled with our home and know we never could have done it without her. Susie has a perfect calm energy; I am the type to ask 9,000 questions about every little thing and she was able to clearly explain every piece of the process along the way to quell my anxiety. She always had our backs and stuck up for us on more than a few occasions. I can’t say enough good things about her!! Without a doubt the next time we have any realtor needs we’ll be running back to her, would work with her again in a heartbeat.Arnie J
Ok. Alyssa Valentine is an angel sent from Real Estate heaven. She calculated every single step with precision, kindness, patience and also a great bedside manner and sense of humor! She staged our house into oblivion, when I posted pictures of Alyssa’s staging, people whom had been to our house many times said “Wait. That’s your house?” She pulled off a miracle in our modest home and helped us make over 200k over what we bought it for! Insane! She is collaborative (but trust me this woman knows best) and made a very nerve-wracking process actually enjoyable. She stayed positive, kept us updated on offers, issues, what she thought we should take seriously, what we should move on from. I am not kidding when I say she is one of the best relators in California. From soup to nuts. (do people still use that phrase) Anyway, if you use Alyssa Valentine, your dreams will come true. We were able to get into the house of our dreams because of her. Call her if you want the best of the best! (Via Zillow)Jilly B
I’ve had the pleasure of working with The Local Real Estate Group 3 times now and cannot recommend them enough. If you’re considering buying or selling a home in Northeast Los Angeles, this is the team that you’re looking for.
It was difficult to decide where to even start as a first-time homebuyer. Reaching out to several other agents in the area only led to stock messages or no reply at all. When I called The Local, owner Kurt Wisner immediately invited me to their office patio for a beer and a chat. It was clear that he and his team were knowledgeable, not-at-all pushy, and excited to get to know their clients and what they’re looking for. I still pop by their office just to say “hi” when in the area.
Our chat led to pairing me with buying agent, Mark Grimes, who was simply incredible. Mark is experienced, active, and extremely personable; he made himself available for questions any time and he wasn’t afraid to speak up if he noticed potential issues with a property. The condo that ended up being my first home was one that Mark recognized as a great fit – he saw the listing go live on the same morning that we were touring another unit nearby and was able to get us a showing that same day. He and The Local team were on-the-ball through the whole escrow process and kept things moving quickly and painlessly through closing.
Fast forward a few years and a marriage: Mark was the first person we reached out to when thinking about upgrading to a single family home. Once again, he was fully engaged and always actively listening to what was important to us. He helped us navigate the crazy, much more competitive landscape of the current market and hone in on exactly the home to fit our needs. His strategic experience helped us win out over multiple other offers (some all cash) and he kept the process moving all the way to the finish line. We would not be in our house today without Mark and the rest of the team and we can’t thank them enough!
It was a no-brainer to handle the sale of the condo through The Local after our great experiences buying with them. We were paired with selling agent, Eugene Ridenour, who was equally wonderful. Eugene oversaw the entire process with vision and patience; always making sure that every decision was a conversation about what we wanted and what would bring the best results. Nothing was oversold or felt pressured. Included in the commission were The Local’s in-house contractor and design expert who helped organize repairs, painting, and staging to make the unit shine. Even when our listing date fell during his planned family vacation, Eugene was checking in (from Europe!) during all of the milestone showings, offers, and closing.
Another of The Local’s selling agents, Edith Reyna, seamlessly took over during Eugene’s family vacation. Edith handled everything for us in preparing and hosting the open houses. She was extremely communicative and kept us in the loop after each showing. We received multiple, great offers and Edith sat down with us and talked through all of the pros, cons, and potential negotiation points of each. Her constant communication kept up through escrow which helped bring us to the finish line without any issues.
To say that we were blown away by the end result is an understatement. The listing, the photos, and the final sale price were all well above even our highest expectations. The entire process was shockingly stress-free and professionally handled from start to finish. We would not hesitate to rely on Eugene, Edith, Mike, Carla, and everyone else at The Local to sell a home in the future.
Seriously, give The Local a call if you’re looking into realtors in the area. Their expertise and client-first approach to everything just may change your life too.Robert F
The Local came to me highly recommended by someone who had seen their work in the neighborhood. I had previously listed my house with another real estate firm for several months with poor results that led to offers that were well under my asking price. By the time I met the Local team I was on the edge. At my first meeting with them, I was filled with hope again. They have an infectious energy and loads of charisma.
Alyssa Valentine was my listing agent and helped me ready my home with her team of
contractors. She eased my concerns, kept costs low and the renovation on time. The Local also extended some extra help in renovating my house and knew just what to do to appeal to buyers at minimal cost and they have excellent taste. They offered those little touches no one notices like the way they block parking in front of your house so they can take the best pictures without interference. My experience with them was a vast improvement over my earlier listing. No detail was overlooked.
They prepped my house for one week which included renovation, staging, skillful ad
placement with a schedule of open houses accompanied with beautifully printed marketing materials. Within fourteen days I accepted an offer that was far above my asking price and my expectations. There were also solid back-up offers. During escrow, Alyssa fought tirelessly to meet any demands put forth by the buyer. The process is a roller coaster ride but they were prepared for all of the surprises that surface during escrow.
The Local team are skillful negotiators, they know the area and the market, and they know how to sell a house. I am so glad I found them. I wouldn’t think of using anyone else.Caroline P
Susie was absolutely amazing in helping us find our forever home in a difficult market and through the pandemic. As first time home buyers, she stuck by our side and helped us every step of the way, always available to answer any of our questions with her wealth of knowledge and expertise. Her warmth and professionalism are unmatched. I don’t think you could ask for a better agent in Los Angeles. Everyone else we worked with on her team to close our deal were super kind and proficient as well. I think Kurt has crafted a wonderful team of individuals who really care about their clients, and the heart of the company shines through.Summer J
We just bought our first home with Geoff Martin and highly recommend him and The Local Real Estate Group. The entire process was unbelievably smooth, especially for us being first-time home buyers. Geoff was so willing to take the time to explain everything to us in detail and made us feel confident throughout the entire escrow process. The first offer we put in was accepted and we think it was because of Geoff’s excellent expertise and judgment. He never put pressure on us and gave us real and honest answers when asked. He also gave us great recommendations for a lender, inspectors and other vendors. Will gladly refer him to friends and family!Chelsea I
Alyssa helped my ex-husband and I navigate the sale of two properties in a market that was changing week-to-week. The patience and candor she showed was dead-essential to getting the deals done. She’s delightful company, and she gets the job done with honesty, hard work, creativity, and patience. What more can you ask? (Via Zillow)Sellers of 1456 Sunset Dr
Anselm was absolutely outstanding. Anytime we wanted to see a house he was extremely responsive, getting us in to the desired property quickly, walking us through it, lending his expertise and insight. Once we found “the one” he went to work… getting our offer accepted, scheduling our inspections, successfully renegotiating our offer based on those inspections, and finally closing a day ahead of schedule. Anselm met us at our new home last night and handed us our keys for the best Christmas present ever.
We had the most amazing experience with the purchase of first home and we couldn’t have done it without Susie Park and the team at K+C. Susie is both highly experienced and an intelligent, consummate professional. She knows the area like the back of her hand and was always ultra punctual for every meeting. She would come out with us weekend after weekend to look at homes to buy. It was important for us to find something that was exactly right and her patience with us really showed. We have finally found and closed on our dream home at a fantastic price/sqft. My wife and I are so excited. It also really makes a difference when you have someone who is on top of every aspect of the transaction. Susie provided great balanced advice for bidding, for counter-offers, negotiations, escrow, lenders, and even for vendors. We hardly had to try because she took care of everything. Even when we ran into unusual situations with the sellers and escrow company, she pushed hard for us and was always 100% prepared. We cannot thank you enough Susie. You are the greatest. Thank you for making it all so seamless and easy.Molly + Rob
When a house was put on the market in our neighborhood, we were amazed at the response and realized that it was Edith’s marketing strategy that made an impact to those who would be potential buyers. Because of this, the sale of our home progressed quickly from the time it was shown and when it was sold. Edith was extremely patient at every turn and did not seem to be bothered whenever something came up unexpectedly. She was always available to answer our questions and concerns. I would highly recommend her to everyone.Linda S
We are the kind of couple who will search far and wide for a review or testimonial before we do just about anything. We want to hear the truth about other’s experiences to know what we’re getting into – and if we want to get into it.
But for us to actually sit down and share our own opinion on a service, it takes something pretty special. That’s where The Local come in. This is a team that redefines special. We often found ourselves wondering how we could possibly let more people know about them, and about our incredibly positive and fun experience working with them to find our very first house. A house we never would have discovered without their help. A house we love.
When it comes to all things real estate, The Local are not only smart and organized and insightful, they’re also honest and creative. To us, what makes them stand out above the rest is that they’re genuine, sincere, and real. They will never put the sell over the human experience. They offer guidance along with friendship, and are an absolute blast to be around. A lot of laughs were had by all! And they listen. They work within needs and hopes, they don’t try to change them.
We truly feel that The Local give new meaning to the term “above and beyond,” because we asked them 1 million questions. They had 1 million answers, as well as 1 million pounds of patience and kindness and humor to give. So in short, this is a partnership you want to get into. We are so grateful that we did, and that now we get to kick up our heels, look at one another, and say with smiles, “welcome home.”Eric & Katya F
I don’t believe that I would be in such a great place without the help of Anselm, Alyssa and the rest of their team. I was pleased to find out that Anselm was a straight shooter–he wouldn’t BS me or waste my time. The process is never easy but Anselm was quick to anticipate my needs, be available for any questions/concerns and keep my best interests in mind. As a FORMER first time home buyer with little knowledge of real estate, I highly recommend Anselm, Alyssa and their team.John C
The Local have a well rounded, knowledgeable dream team!
My fiancé, Vince and I have always dreamed of flipping houses. We scrimped and saved to do our first flip project not knowing much about the business. Our agents, Alyssa + Anselm found us a great deal on a cute but distressed Spanish style house and guided us through a quick close all cash purchase process, which was a completely new world for us. Kurt + Alyssa also walked through the property during the renovation to advise us on what would add the most value to the property. Once the house was completed the team at The Local listed the house and within 10 days we had 11 offers, YES I said 11 OFFERS (we couldn’t believe it either)! AND… most of the offers were well above ask. We ended up selling our first flip project at a neighborhood record breaking price!!
We are now working on our second project, which the team at The Local also found for us… so I guess in someways The Local are helping to make our dreams come true!Florence S & Vince M
Sold Unique “as is”/cash property before it even listed. Saved me hours of stress and headaches! Kept the process simple and I could reach Eugene day or night Great job!!!
Eugene @ The Local was my listing agent when I recently listed (and sold!) my home here on the east side of Los Angeles. As a first time seller, Eugene was a great partner and a strong advocate for my interests in the transaction. Everything was spot on at every step of the way – listing and pricing strategy, marketing, negotiating terms, and navigating escrow all the way to closing. Eugene is kind, super friendly, laid back, and approachable, and I can’t imagine having listed with anyone else. Highly recommend Eugene and the whole team at The Local!JV
We wanted to be sure to say a HUGE thank you for everything you have done to help Adam and I buy our first home. From the first meetings with you back in February, to the last of dropping off the keys, you have both been incredibly positive, supportive, helpful, and reassuring that we would find something fitting, and didn’t try to convince us at any point that we were being unrealistic.
You kindly guided us through a very daunting new experience, we now have a handle on everything from bids to escrow! Our experience with you was tremendous, thank you for always answering our persistent emails, questions, and taking the time to talk me off the ledge when needed. Even watering our new garden….big props! We will be sure to recommend you to our friends, as our experience was so great.
We are so excited to transform this little abode into our family home, and have you both over to celebrate soon.Nora C & Adam F
Alyssa helped us find our home 8 years ago and just recently helped us sell it. To say we respect and appreciate her is an understatement! Our expectations of her were already high and she far surpassed them in our recent sale. Her taste, conscientiousness, and positive yet calm attitude makes what normally would be an incredibly stressful process fun and easy. She’s straight forward and honest and never promised us anything unrealistic and ultimately got us far above our asking price. She has an incredible eye when it comes to staging and I truly don’t believe we would have had as successful a sale if it weren’t for her. I would recommend her to anyone and hope you give her a call today! Thank you, Alyssa! You are the best!
My wife and I had such an awesome experience purchasing our first home through The Local Real Estate Team! Our agent was so supportive and was definitely in our corner throughout the entire process – always being available to answer silly first-time buyer questions and guiding us through this rollercoaster of a market. He’s also just the nicest guy and very knowledgeable on the areas that we were looking in. Would highly recommend the entire Local Real Estate Team if you’re in the market to purchase or sell a home in LA.Sean C
We had planned for several years to sell our home when we neared retirement and knew we
would use Edith Reyna and Liz Johnson from the Local Real Estate Group. Liz had been our
realtor when we purchased our home 10 years before and had done an exceptional job back
then. In fact, Liz was the realtor that my wife rented her house from 20 years ago. They knew
We were concerned about being able to manage the move, the home prepping, the sale and all
the myriad of little details involved with selling our home. Edith assured us that they would
have it all handled, and not to worry, that this is what they do. And wow, did she mean it!
When it came time to list our home Edith and The Local Real Estate group came with an entire
team of professionals to handle all facets of the sale. They had a home prep crew, painters,
contractors, stagers, designers, and landscapers. They presented us a very detailed plan with
specific dates. Our big responsibility was to be moved out of the house on a certain date (and
they even provided us with a reference for an excellent contact for downsizing and moving
We were out of the house on the day they requested, and their team came in and turned our
home into a work of art. Although they handled absolutely everything, it was all passed
through us for approval. The house, after their prep, was so beautiful that we almost did not
want to move! When the home listed, their marketing expertise was spot on, it sold in 11 days,
quite a bit above asking, and then went smoothly thru escrow, all managed by Edith, Liz and
The Local Real Estate group is a well-oiled real estate machine with years of experience in this
area. I cannot possibly imagine ever using anyone else to buy or sell a home. Plus, Edith and Liz
and everyone on their team is extremely kind, honest and are people we consider as our friends
Alyssa Valentine of The Local Real Estate Group is an absolutely FANTASTIC agent. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Patient, thorough and responsive, she is also kind. And savvy. Completely prepared with comps and a deep knowledge of the intricacies of the LA market, she was ready to act as soon as we were. Also, Alyssa was available at last minute notice, and immediately responsive, even on a weekend, when we needed info fast. Absolutely an excellent choice! (Via Zillow)Holly R
Geoff was the perfect realtor: he helped us find and purchase a home that was everything we were looking for, all the while being responsive, reassuring, and fun to spend time with. We bought in a competitive market and Geoff did an excellent job at negotiating the purchase and various discounts. During the house hunt process he worked diligently to get us listings and meet us at houses we were interested in, to review the pros and cons. Purchasing a house in California takes more paperwork than pretty much anywhere else, and Geoff guided us expertly through that too. I would recommend him to anyone without reservations.Nicola T
Such a great job done in selling our home. Edith made it quick and painless as possible. We are now up in the Bay Area and loving our new lives as a complete family together every day. Thanks for everything!Jamie + Steve
I was lucky enough to walk into the office on Glendale. The staff was very nice and professional and they put us in touch with Mark. Mark was super thorough and professional and all around a great guy. Not pushy at all and also is super knowledgeable about the local real estate market. Eugene is also amazing and I was so happy to be able to work with both of them. They always made us feel like they were on our side and wanted us to get the best deal possible. I ended up buying a house and both Mark and Eugene were involved. They made everything super easy and non stressful. I would highly recommend using Mark and Eugene for any of your real estate needs….buying a home, selling a home, renting a home or maybe even renting out your home….Lars V
If you are shopping for a realtor, literally stop searching! Melissa is your gal! Melissa sort of fell into our lap, as our original realtor moved and then referred us to her. I honestly wouldn’t have wanted it any other way as Melissa was a gift to us! She helped us sell our condo for WAY over asking price and was with us every step of the way in our search for a single family home. From the moment we initially met, I felt so much peace and confidence about our future endeavors with her. Not only was she so kind, but she really took the time to listen to our wants and needs, and then make them come true! She has many connections and helpful people in her radius, too. Her communication was above anything we’ve experienced (and we’ve dealt with other realtors). We never felt like we were just another customer. She was there for everything; from the painters touching up our condo, to the final walk through of the home we purchased. I could go ON and ON about why I’m thankful for Melissa, but I’d say, you should just experience her for yourself. LA is beyond lucky to have her in the market. It is possible to sell OR buy with Melissa by your side; even in this current crazy market!Christine T
When my partner and I finally decided it was time to move into a home with more space, we already knew exactly who to turn to for help. We owned a home in Atwater Village, and were hoping to find something new in the same surrounding areas – The Local were at the top of our list. Having met them personally from their many listings in our neighborhood, we knew them to be extremely knowledgeable and familiar with our neighborhoods of choice, and knew we could count on them to find a buyer for our existing home.
The Local are highly personable, very professional and extremely helpful with all aspects of selling and buying a home. We hired them to find us a new home as well as sell our existing home. They listened to our needs, were in constant contact with us throughout the process, answered all our questions without hesitation, and were so helpful with anything we needed. They made what can typically be a very stressful process run smooth and without incident.
They were so patient as we looked and looked at MANY homes until we found the one perfect for us. When we listed our home, we had multiple offers within days! We are so happy in our new home and we thank The Local for helping us on this adventure. When or if I ever need to sell or buy again, I will hire The Local in a second!!Cary M & Ken K
Edith and her former teammate Liz Johnson are amazing. They helped us to buy two houses in the very competitive mt. Washington neighborhood of Los Angeles. we got a great price on both! even getting an offer accepted 9n this zone is great news, but a great price… come on!
Edith also nailed it on the sale on one house in my Washington. so many offers and we ended up with a flawless closing and a chunk of change.
Also, a deep rolodex for all of those post purchase needs!Lucas B
As a first-time home buyer, I honestly wasn’t even sure it was possible to purchase a home in LA. Friends of mine looked for months and months, most over a year, to find something. The process always seemed incredibly daunting and the LA market is terrifying, let’s be real. All my thoughts dramatically changed when we started working with Susie at Courtney + Kurt. Susie is so easy to connect with and she applies zero pressure. I felt so comfortable chatting with Susie about my concerns and ideas and she was always available to listen and offer advice. I can’t tell you how many times we changed our minds about something and Susie would just say “no problem, let’s move on”. Susie really took the time to make sure we were happy with our purchase and felt comfortable with every step of the way. She is amazing and exactly the person you want helping you in this process. In the end, we found the perfect place that instantly felt like home, all thanks to Susie. While I hope we don’t move again any time soon, Susie would be my first call.Kayleigh M
Eugene was exactly who I needed to get a complicated sale accomplished. His kindness and patience and local knowledge were impeccable. Thank you to everyone at The Local, and especially to Eugene Ridenour who made an impossible situation so much less stressful.Jen B
The Local and Kurt Wisner sold our home in Silver Lake – they made it easy, quick and fun – that’s right, fun! It’s the first time we ever sold a house and they were patient with our many questions, easing our anxiety about the process. They were a joy and a pleasure to work with and at times we even forgot we were selling a house – they did everything for us without putting us through any daily drama – which I’m sure they took the brunt of for us. We live in San Francisco and The Local made selling a home “long distance” easy and seamless. They took on all the details, sent us regular updates and everything was submitted on time and with ease. They even handled the details of finalizing the lease with our tenants that were moving out. I wish we had another home we needed to sell just so we could still have regular conference calls with these guys. The Local offer first class service with a laid back attitude – a combination that works like a charm when showing a home. Because The Local know the area so well they priced our home perfectly – generating interest and capturing serious buyers. After getting multiple great offers, we ended up finding the perfect buyers for our home. The Local knew exactly how to spruce up the home, stage it and market it — and we ended up with a win-win for all parties involved.Kathleen & Kurt S
Anselm helped my wife and I get into our first home in a very competitive market, with both speed and efficiency. Both friendly and knowledgeable, he helped arrange our financing, and even got us in below the seller’s asking price – almost unheard of in LA. We consider him an ally and a friend, and look forward to working together again in the future.Evan R
A quick note to thank Edith for another smooth transaction. We know we can always count on your skill and experience to create a great experience for everyone. We look forward to our next sale together.Dino C
Eugene Ridenour is a joy to work with . He is so professional,helpful and knowledgeable about real estate . It was a pleasure working with him . I would use Eugene again to sell my property. The Local Group is the company to hire for all your real needs !Paulette V
Jennifer is beyond professional. She works diligently and honestly, combining great customer service with great advice. She represented my family through the process and all I can say is that the people who make up the transaction are equally as important to her as the transaction itself.Elise A
Alyssa is smart, savvy, polite, considerate, nice, knowledgable and exceedingly professional. Working with Alyssa was not work at all for me and with everything that goes into selling a house I couldn’t have asked for a better agent. Alyssa was on top of everything and handled it all beautifully — I didn’t have to worry about a thing. I felt I was I could relax (as much as you can when selling and moving) and I knew I was in good hands with Alyssa. It was also reassuring that she knows the neighborhood like the back of her hand and could speak to anything that came up by potential buyers. And an added plus is Alyssa’s impeccable design sensibility. It would be an understatement to say she made my house standout from the rest. If I weren’t moving out of state I’d use Alyssa again and again and again. She’s by far the agent you want handling the sale of your house in today’s market.Simon L
We have worked with both Susie and Edith with The Local, and can’t recommend them highly enough. They have an amazing network of inspectors, contractor recommendations, and are so knowledgeable of every little step in the process. We had a thousand questions buying and selling our homes, and the paperwork can be overwhelming. The patience, expertise, and ability to keep everything on track was just extraordinary. The partnership extended far beyond the closing of the deal also. Hopefully we won’t be moving again for a long time, but if we do, we know who to call!Corinna G
Geoff was quite literally the dream agent we had been hoping to find before venturing down the path to finding our first home. We had spoken with multiple agents before deciding on Geoff and the decision couldn’t have been more clear. Geoff’s knowledge of the housing market is second to none and his advice and guidance were spot on. We started the process with zero knowledge of what’s involved and Geoff made us feel supported, informed and importantly, in control, at every step of the journey. If you’re looking for a new home and you have the opportunity to work with Geoff, consider yourself lucky. Geoff thank you for everything and for turning our dreams into a reality!Steve
I recently closed escrow on a home that has been in my family for over 60 years. It was an emotional experience. I knew though, from the moment I met Eugene, that I would be in good hands and my intuition proved to be correct. Working with the entire team was a really pleasant and rewarding experience. I always felt that I was kept well informed of the progress of the sale and could reach out to Eugene any time I had questions. The whole process, from start to finish, was seamless. I would highly recommend Eugene and his entire team to represent you as a buyer or seller.Kim D
Edith helped us through this tangled-pandemic house sale. There have been many ups and downs, yet all along Edith’s shinning spirit and loving intentions have been clear. We hope that you and your family will venture to NM at some point and visit us out there on the range. Your involvement brought us great relief!
We had the best experience possible in buying and selling our house thanks to The Local. Everybody knows that the process of buying and selling is one of the most stressful experiences in life; they minimized that aspect for us by being so knowledgeable, patient, helpful, and supportive.
I can safely say they were the reason we landed our dream home, in a very competitive market, and they also sold our home for wayyyy more than we expected. During the buying process they were extremely patient and gracious with their time. Their relationship with the selling agent and negotiating skills resulted in our offer on our new home being accepted amidst many others. In turn, their marketing skills led to us receiving SIX offers over list on our prior home on the first day we began accepting offers. It sold very quickly at more than 10% over list.
In addition, they are generous with recommendations for contractors and just about any other homeowner advice you might need. On top of all of that professional ability, they are super people to work with and hang with too! Highest recommendation!Nik & Jenny H
We feel lucky that we found such a great real estate team! The Local are professional and just simply a good group of people. We bought our first home in Glassell Park with The Local almost five years ago. Blake got us such a good deal that we knew we wanted Kurt’s team to help us sell and buy a new home again. Kurt instantly responded to our request and got on a zoom call with Eugene. Our biggest concern was timing as we were wanting to buy and sell at the same time. They talked through their strategy to help us prepare for multiple scenarios. We knew that we were in good hands.
The Local was amazing and immediately hit the ground running. They really understood what we were looking for and had such a positive attitude. He is pro-active, responsive, provided realistic guidance throughout the process, and was always patient with us! Eugene was fantastic and brings a depth of knowledge in real estate. He has an extensive network in the area, and found us a buyer who put in an offer within 2 weeks since our first meeting!
Concurrently, we found a home we loved in South Pasadena, put in an offer, got accepted, and went into escrow just a day apart from our selling home! Everything worked out perfectly and there was clear communication between everyone throughout the process. We felt very fortunate that all things aligned in a timely manner, but knew that this wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the entire The Local team. Steve helped us through our escrow documents, answering all our questions promptly and clearly. Melissa was thorough and
professional when evaluating our house.
They really take care of you beyond the big transactions, and they are so organized! They help prep the house, provide great resources and vendor recommendations, and would literally help with
anything else you need! They are also not gone after closing, and Eugene made sure we were well settled in the new home.
We love the Local team and would highly recommend to anyone looking to buy or sell a property!Suejin P.
Fantastic! Anselm was spectacular. From the very beginning, he was professional, personable, encouraging, and thorough. Most importantly, Anselm told the truth and never set false expectations. Home buying can feel overwhelming – this was my first home purchase, and Anselm helped walk me through the nature and steps of the deal from initial offer and inspections until we closed. No matter what happened, I knew I was working with a straight shooter who would not put me at risk of making a bad decision. He was especially helpful with my counter, as our many inspections yielded surprising finds that we tried to work into my budget. Mission accomplished. I will be recommending to all of my friends.Charlie M
Feeling cared about and cared for is so important during times of high stress and when a situation is complicated. Eugene and all the folks he works with have been amazing. This selling situation was fraught with so many difficult variables and trying to sell my father’s house while trying to relocate him to me in Washington, was emotionally and physically exhausting. Eugene and his team performed, what felt to me, several miracles to get the sale completed quickly. Eugene’s kindness, patience, and hard work are to be commended. Thank you so much!Jennifer L B
My husband & I had been in our home for 26 years & thinking of moving to a condo. Eugene helped us from day one; going over every detail of the process from timing, marketing, what we needed to do to present our home in the best light, realistic pricing, & advising us on updated housing codes we needed to follow. After about 6 weeks on the market, we had 13 valid offers for well over asking price. We could not have been happier with Eugene and his handling of the whole experience. He worked with us to make sure we felt comfortable each step of the way & was always available to answer our endless questions. He also helped us find a fantastic condo to purchase.The Furlongs
The Local are way more than just realtors. I can’t tell you how helpful it is working with realtors who have been through multiple renovations and who own rental property. They helped me to estimate costs, they offered to share super helpful contacts, and they also have excellent taste, so came up with amazing, creative solutions to help paint a picture of what a potential property could become. On top of all of this, they are truly experts in their field. I may not have always listened to their advice, but let me tell you, it was always spot-on. They also didn’t hesitate to leverage their resources to help me get in a home. I am certain no other realtors would have been able to get me the perfect place I ended up with.
I was constantly impressed by how above and beyond they went, but was just amazed after I closed and imagined their job was done, yet the help kept on coming. The Local was instrumental in helping me become a first time landlady. Did I mention I was a VERY picky client and they never once made me feel like the pain in the butt I know I was? I really can’t say enough great things these guys!Makisha B
Ok. Alyssa Valentine from The Local Real Estate group is an angel sent from Real Estate heaven. She calculated every single step with precision, kindness, patience and also a great bedside manner and sense of humor! She staged our house into oblivion, when I posted pictures of Alyssa’s staging, people whom had been to our house many times said “Wait. That’s your house?” She pulled off a miracle in our modest home and helped us make over 200k over what we bought it for! Insane! She is collaborative (but trust me this woman knows best) and made a very nerve-wracking process actually enjoyable. She stayed positive, kept us updated on offers, issues, what she thought we should take seriously, what we should move on from. I am not kidding when I say she is one of the best relators in California. From soup to nuts. (do people still use that phrase) Anyway, if you use Alyssa Valentine, your dreams will come true. We were able to get into the house of our dreams because of her. Call her if you want the best of the best!J.B.
We sold our family home of 35 years with the expertise that Alyssa brought with a smile! Trying to keep this brief is a challenge because from the beginning, she was amazing! She listened to our goals, made suggestions that proved valuable and navigated through a difficult first escrow with humor and grace. Throughout our prepping and selling process, I had no doubt that Alyssa was in partnership with us, and we could not have asked for a better advocate!John C
Many, many thanks to our agent, Melissa Shahin, for ALL her expertise and help with purchasing our new home. Melissa’s guidance across the transaction which at times became complicated, (from initial offer to close) kept this purchase moving. She was a problem-solver, thoughful regarding next steps and action oriented. There was never a moment that we weren’t kept fully informed – which brought us a lot of confidence. Without a doubt, Melissa’s strong industry experience and collegial style with the seller’s agent brought this sale to close. We are so appreciative and love our new home!Jonathan W
Working in the real estate industry means that I come across a lot of different agents every day. After linking up with The Local Real Estate through a networking group, I think that it’s safe to say that I’ve found one of the great ones. Their social media marketing is stellar, they incorporate “takeover Tuesdays” on their Instagram stories and have an amazing aesthetic to their look. I look forward to working together with them on referral deals in the future.Jason C
We highly recommend Edith Reyna. She has all of the qualities you want in a Realtor.
Even though we were far from her only clients, she made us feel that we were her top priority.
She is a calm presence in what can be a very stressful time. No drama, just empathy and common sense.
You will not have to contact her for updates. She kept us informed immediately every step of the way as our sale progressed. She is extremely patient and answered all of our questions with specific details and examples. She is highly knowledgeable and a great teacher. Her explanations were always clear and based on her years of experience.
In our case, she was faced with what might have been an insurmountable obstacle to other agents: our rental property had absolutely no comparable homes on the market. Despite this, she was able to get us a great price and a swift sale.
In addition to her business acumen, she is simply a wonderful person, caring, kind, generous and thoughtful. Even years after she sold our property, she still helps us with real estate-related issues. When we were concerned about the title insurance on our own home, she got us the properly updated information, and when we needed a Realtor for another property located outside of Los Angeles County, she did the research and found one for us.
If you are looking for a great Realtor and a lovely human being, look no further. You want Edith!Phil + Joy
Kurt and The Local are the best in the business. Every step of the way in our home purchase was met with professionalism, care and candor. They listened carefully to our “wish list” and after months of follow up and negotiation on one home in particular, defeated the odds and secured the win for us. Considering the specific and rare situation with the seller (an investment company), combined with the crazy market we find ourselves in, this was no easy feat. Nonetheless, they succeeded we have our dream home.
I don’t know that you can find a better set of real estate professionals than Kurt Wisner and The Local. Aside from their incredible market instincts and neighborhood knowledge, they possess a rare blend of intelligence and honest enthusiasm.
What comes through is that they care about each and every project. For two people with such a refined sense of style, they are incredibly down to earth and eager to be involved in every step of the process. Whether it’s dealing with a legal issue or a drainage issue, The Local are right by your side and loving it.
The truth is it’s fun to do business with The Local. It’s easy to have fun when you have such great trust in your partners. And that’s what The Local are, partners. Our family feels very fortunate to have them in our lives.
What an awesome team!! Every single person that Kurt brought on to help us in our sale made the process efficient and graceful. We felt that we were in good hands from start to finish, photos and staging to final sale. Every person on this team is outstanding at what they do, focused, reachable with ease and personable. We’re so grateful to this team and highly recommend them. They bring elegance to an at times challenging process!Mara T
Eugene and the design team at The Local Real Estate Group were great to work with in the selling of our property. From the beginning, Carla, our main designer was involved in helping us pick the right colors, designs and layouts for the bathrooms and kitchen as well as the outside deck, landscaping and the staging. Eugene and Jenn were able to negotiate a great price for the property and made the closing of the sale smooth and easy. We highly recommend this team and will be using them again for the next property.Harout V
This is THE team to have on your side for all your real estate needs.
If you are looking to buy, call The Local and they will expertly guide you through the process. They have the relationships and know how to get deals done, even in this crazy competitive market. And the team is patient, level-headed, and provides sound advice from offer to counter to close. Most importantly, he keeps you optimistic in what can be a rollercoaster of ups and downs. And when he said we were close and not to give up, he was right. I wake up every day in my beautiful new home and still can’t believe it’s mine. We truly could not have done it without him!!
Another shout out to Mark Grimes from The Local RE team who helped us get our duplex rented at lightening fast speed, and for over asking. He brought so many quality applicants to the table it was almost impossible to pick. So happy with the results and confident we found the perfect tenants.
I highly recommend these guys! Good people + great results.Heather D
We would like to thank you both very much for all of your hard work and how smooth you two made this process. Anytime we had questions or concerns you both were there to assist! We learned so much from this process and working with you guys and your knowledge! One thing we really liked was that we never felt pushed or rushed into buying a place, you guys knew what we liked and found the perfect home! We also appreciate that even though escrow has closed, you are both still here with the answers to our questions, no matter how small they are!
Thank you both very much for making this home buying process fun, and easy! We can’t wait to work with you again on our next purchase!
Again, thank you both so much for this amazing experience!Matthias B & Ricky D
Eugene did a great job representing us in the sale of my late aunt’s home. He communicated thoroughly throughout the process and marketed the property very well. Due to this, the offer we accepted came in well over asking and we were able to close very quickly. Eugene answered any and all questions that we had, was knowledgeable about the market and very kind throughout. We’re so glad to have worked with him and recommend him wholeheartedly.
Geoff helped us find and move into an amazing townhouse in Angelino Heights. This process was very new to us so we required a lot of communication and handholding, but Geoff was there every step of the way no matter how small the question or request. He was great at putting us in touch with the people we needed to complete the process and was there to hand us the keys with a bottle of champagne when the deed was done (pun intended.) We can’t recommend him highly enough!
I could not enough great things about Alyssa and her team. I found myself in a quickly changing market with a need to quickly sell my home. Alyssa was incredibly responsive, with deep knowledge of my neighborhood, and a strategy to get my home sold at the top of the market. The sale was seamless and her strategy absolutely worked. I highly recommend working with her and her entire team.Jenny M
If you’re buying or selling a home, you need to do it with the Local team. We worked primarily with Alyssa Valentine to sell our home, and she was fantastic. The Local handymen got our house in tip-top shape, and we went to market very quickly. Alyssa’s marketing materials were excellent, and we were so happy to have her charming husband, Anselm, run our open houses. Alyssa scheduled a two-week viewing window followed by an offer deadline, and the strategy was stellar. We had a half-dozen offers, countered all, and ended up with an incredible accepted offer in the second round. Alyssa’s strategy was savvy and effective; she’s exactly the listing agent you want to get the best price on your home. She was in touch throughout escrow, which closed without any complications.Jonathan S & Blair H
I could not recommend this team enough. From start to finish this was the most pleasant experience imaginable.
As first time buyers, The Local were our shepherds as we navigated through the arduous task of buying in Los Angeles during this market. Step by step he laid out all of the options for us and was extremely prompt and caring when it came to any of our concerns. He was able to break everything down for us in a way that it didn’t become overwhelming or frustrating. He managed our expectations and took the time to walk us through every scenario that pertained (and could’ve pertained) to us.
Together we found the perfect house that checked all our boxes but to our surprise it didn’t end there.
The team not only held our hand during the escrow process taking care of all of the finer details but they had our best interest and facilitated professionals that were trustworthy and experienced when it came to any of our concerns. Buying a postwar modern home was always a dream for us and there are many aspects of it that aren’t necessarily turnkey, so his list of contacts to help us after the move-in has been invaluable.
We couldn’t imagine a more perfect situation leading up to the purchase, during, and after. The level of attention, patience and care is one that I’ve rarely seen in ANY industry and we can’t show enough gratitude for feeling like someone really had our back. It’s something that can’t easily be described and can only be experienced.
Thank you to the Local Group team for making our dreams come true, we can’t wait to host you at our new house!Michael P
Geoff has strong diplomatic and negotiation skills. He can quickly filter out properties that are problematic. That happened when we explored North Hollywood. He has knowledge of many areas of L.A. , not just Atwater Village. He has a good sense of humor.Paul H
Eugene is a pro. He’s knowledgable and experienced – and backed by a great team. He was calm and patient throughout the process despite a few challenges. Ultimately he got the job done when we had all but given up hope. Thank you Eugene!
I worked with Edith Reyna when I sold my Highland Park home. She gave excellent guidance about the sales process, pricing it correctly and acting as a liaison between the buyer and me. She was always very responsive and easy to work with. I highly recommend her services.Cynthia W
We also got a lot of help from others at the Local Real Estate Group. Carla managed the house prep and helped transform the house into something so special we reconsidered keeping it! Steve helped guide us through the documents and disclosures. Truly a team effort.
We have no regrets in choosing to go with the Local Real Estate Group and would definitely look to them in the future for any other real estate needs.
Working with Geoff was fantastic. He was knowledgable and enthusiastic about the various places we looked (from Highland Park to Atwater Village and Eagle Rock) and he picked up right away on the kind of details we were looking for and most excited by. Navigating the actual purchase, including the voluminous paperwork involved, was also substantially easier with Geoff’s guidance and responsiveness. Would heartily recommend to others.Geoff M
I have great things to say about Eugene, Kurt, Compass, and The Local. The team was with us every step of the way as we prepared to buy a new home as well as sell our current home. Everyone was extremely communicative and responsive via text and email. We always felt that the team had our best interests in mind. They helped walk us through every step and detail along the way. All my questions and concerns were met with positive reinforcement and clear explanations. I highly recommend Eugene and his group to anyone hoping to buy or sell a home. Although the market seemed to be shifting, Eugene and his team were confident that we could achieve our goals. That positivity sincerely helped with the stresses of moving and buying a new home. I’m so happy we chose The Local!Barry D
Edith, my sincerest thanks and gratitude for all you did during the past few months. You went way, way beyond anything I could have expected. Thanks Again.Rita
Recently my husband and I closed on our first home in La Crescenta with the help of Anselm Clinard. Having heard many, many stressful stories about buying a house in Southern California, we went into the experience bracing ourselves for a rough couple of months. However, Anselm’s calm demeanor and excellent knowledge of the market immediately put us at ease. Despite the sellers receiving multiple offers, ours was accepted while staying within our budget due to Anselm’s clever negotiating skills. As soon as we entered escrow, he and his team communicated expectations and timelines. When we had questions, we always received answers promptly and clearly. The entire experience was wonderful, we absolutely love our new home, and we cannot say enough good things about Anselm and his team. We will absolutely recommend to others. Thank you again, Anselm!Caitlin R
Edith got us into our house in Eagle Rock in 2020, despite the onset of COVID. Unfailing careful about the contagion, she managed all phases of the purchase with great skill and sensitivity. More recently, Edith helped us deal with a land purchase that looked good at first but turned out to be problematic; her engagement and advice saved us from what could have been a big mistake. We recommend her without reservation. Her imagination, expertise, patience, and availability have been perfect for us.Scott B
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Mark on 2 home purchases and cannot recommend him enough. If you’re considering buying or selling a home in Northeast Los Angeles, this is the agent that you’re looking for. I was first paired with Mark and The Local Real Estate Group during my hunt as a first-time homebuyer. Mark is experienced, active, and extremely personable; he made himself available for questions any time and he wasn’t afraid to speak up if he noticed potential issues with a property. The condo that ended up being my first home was one that Mark recognized as a great fit – he saw the listing go live on the same morning that we were touring another unit nearby and was able to get us a showing that same day. He and The Local team were on-the-ball through the whole escrow process and kept things moving quickly and painlessly through closing. Fast forward a few years and a marriage: Mark was the first person we reached out to when thinking about upgrading to a single family home. Once again, he was fully engaged and always actively listening to what was important to us. He helped us navigate the crazy, much more competitive landscape of the current market and hone in on exactly the home to fit our needs. His strategic experience helped us win out over multiple other offers (some all cash) and he kept the process moving all the way to the finish line. We would not be in our house today without Mark and we can’t thank him enough! Seriously, give him and The Local call if you’re looking into realtors in the area and they just may change your life too.R Fogg
We made two outstanding decisions when beginning the process to sell our home in the Hollywood Hills:
1) Choosing Melissa Shahin as our agent.
2) Following Melissa’s sale strategy that exactly met our family’s needs and goals.
The guidance, knowledge and follow-through that she delivered was best-in-class. Our home was marketed beautifully and in escrow within days of being presented. Melissa communicated both professionally and kindly with every individual involved in our sale. She was the perfect representation for us – start to finish. And we were THRILLED with the outcome. Thank you, Melissa!Landi S
I recently purchased a new home and had the pleasure of working with Mark. From start to finish, Mark went above and beyond to ensure our home buying experience was smooth and successful. He kept us informed at every step, ensuring we were fully aware of the progress and any necessary actions. His ability to navigate the complexities of our escrow process world was truly invaluable.Elle M
Jen was the agent in the sale of my home. Working with her is a complete joy and I trusted her with this emotional and important process because she is honest, hard-working, and totally does everything with her clients’ best interest at heart. She’s an incredible agent, kind but strong and I couldn’t recommend a better person for the job!Laura E