Looking for a Real Estate Agent who puts you first?
As the trusted real estate advisor for my clients, I understand that selling and/or buying a home is complex and deeply personal. There is also a lot at stake financially and personally. This perspective on the process and the responsibility felt towards my clients drives me to truly be an expert at the job. I understand the market, the players, and all of the variables involved in a real estate transaction. I want to make sure you feel supported and that you have a trusted advisor by your side.
As a seller, you want to effectively (and beautifully) market the home and then negotiate to secure the highest possible price and cleanest terms for the sale. As a buyer, you want a patient, yet assertive partner to help to buy the right home for you, at the best possible price. In other words, you want to make sure you don’t leave any money on the table. This is where I step in to partner with you as your consultant, negotiator and project manager.
Here are a few reviews from my past clients:
Vanessa purchased 8 unit income property In Eagle Rock :
Ian is very experienced and knowledgeable in real estate transactions. he helped us acquire our ideal property when there were five other cash offers competing. we have worked with agents who become nasty and difficult when the negotiations get tough. not with Ian, he remains calm and cool, nice and kind! Ian is ethical, reliable and has become a friend during the time we worked together. we would recommend Ian with no reservation!
Mario and Melissa; Bought a Town home in South Pasadena:
A little skeptical of what we would endure in looking and purchasing a home, we met Ian and basically all our worries were gone! We met Ian at an open house and “stumbled” upon the best realtor anyone could ask for! Our home was an off-market sale with a difficult seller and agent on the other side, Ian was our guy and made the whole process stress-free. Many obstacles that come with the process of buying a home, We thank Ian for everything he did to make our purchase happen! When we plan to sell and purchase a new home, Ian will be the one we will call! We highly recommend Ian to anyone for their Real Estate needs! Thank you Ian, thank you for everything!!!
Jody S sold a home in Monte Nido and purchased a home in Pasadena:
My husband and I met Ian at an open house and immediately clicked. Ian represented us over a lengthy sale and escrow process that included natural disasters ( Malibu fire). Ian was always available to answer my questions and calm my frayed nerves. He had excellent relationships with other realtors and was able to hold a very difficult deal together
David S Sold in Monte Nido and bought in Pasadena:
Ian represented us on the sale of our old home in Calabasas and the purchase of our new home in Pasadena. Diligently and adeptly, he held both transactions together, guiding the inexperienced and sometimes stumbling buyer of our home through a protracted financing and closing process, while simultaneously placating an impatient seller who grew increasingly anxious with delays (our purchase contract contained a sale contingency clause). Ian is responsive, diligent and dedicated, and a pleasure to work with.
Aleksandra and Matt Bought a Condominium in Sherman Oaks:
Aleksandra: Buying first home is stressful enough and I honestly can’t imagine going through it with any other agent than Ian. We would not have gotten our amazing (town)home in a such a short time and with the best deal possible thanks to his exceptional negotiating skills. The whole time I felt I’m in a good hands. I would, and I do, recommend Ian to all my friends and family.
Matt: Working with Ian has made our first purchase so much easier then we ever thought it might be. I can honestly say he is one of the good guys. No nonsense, no games – which I can’t say for the seller’s agent. Ian was very resourceful, helpful and patient. We will definitely be working with Ian again in the future!
Michelle K Sold home in Highland Park and purchased residential income property in Silver Lake:
Ian helped my husband and me sell our home of 13 years and at the same time we were looking to buy an income property. The timing on two escrows was tricky, but with Ian’s help and expertise he made the two transactions tie up effortlessly. He was friendly, professional and always on time. We would definitely work with him again.
Judy S bought home in Sherman Oaks and sold home in Lake Balboa:
My husband Walt and I met Ian at an open house a little over a year ago. We didn’t have a realtor at the time and immediately took a liking to him. We first worked with him on the purchase of our dream home in Sherman Oaks and then on the sale of our current home at the time in Lake Balboa. Ian did everything in his power to make both transactions as easy and stress free as possible. Ian is patient, kind, knowledgeable and trustworthy. I highly recommend his services.
Christy H bought home in Valley Glen:
Ian really helped us through a stressful process as first-time home buyers. We had a narrow time frame to find a place, so he kept us on track with a continual feed of new prospects. He knew our areas well, was knowledgeable and informative, and guided us over the bumps. He has good relationships with other agents and is great at getting the “inside scoop” on properties. His encouragement and upbeat attitude were very much appreciated. We highly recommend him!
Fernando and Amelia, sale in Castaic, CA
Sold a Single Family home in Castaic, CA.
Local knowledge 5 stars
Process expertise 5 stars
Responsiveness 5 stars
Negotiation skills 5 stars
Ian was the best realtor to take care of the sale of our property. Definitely an improvement from my previous experiences. He’s a team player. He was able to listen and establish a realistic rapport and empathy with us, which sometimes becomes a whole ordeal when the realtor tries to impose their thoughts in order to make a quick sale. He was relentless in his efforts to sell the property and very creative as well. A pleasure doing business with Ian. Great professional and maybe as important, a very fine person.
Highly likely to recommend|5.0
Sold a Single Family home in Studio City, CA.
We interviewed a wide range of realtors- from aggressive sharks to high end and celebrity realtors- and settled on Ian because he had the perfect combination of go-getter drive, in-depth local knowledge about Studio City hills, and a calm confident demeanor that allowed us to trust completely handing things over to him from day one. I have bought and sold multiple homes and this process could not have been any better. We received and accepted a pre-market offer after just one day of previews and he helped ensure a quick closing process. Because of his help he made our move from LA to NYC completely seamless and low-stress. I could not recommend him more highly.
Highly likely to recommend|5.0
06/06/2019 – Shawn x
Bought a Single Family home in 2018 in Los Angeles, CA.
It was really great working with Ian on our home purchase. He has a great eye for properties, pointing out potential locations and homes that we would have missed without his insight. The process from searching to closing was unbelievably smooth as Ian was always on his game; we closed in 15 days! His care for his work and the people he works with is an obvious asset.
Highly likely to recommend|5.0
Jared m p
Bought a Single Family home in Los Angeles, CA.
Ian helped immensely with my long search for a home. He was always there when I needed him and displayed patience and gave me good insights. I really appreciated his expertise and opinions. He’s a kind, dedicated person and great resource as a realtor!
The Expert by Your Side
When you’re selling: My track record of success means I know how to showcase your house effectively, market and promote it so that it attracts qualified buyers and get it SOLD for the highest price. Throughout the process, I’m with you every step of the way, making sure your questions are answered, all the details are handled expertly, and the entire experience is a positive one.
When you’re buying: My expertise in the local market means I can introduce you to homes that meet your criteria – and notify you immediately of brand new listings. I can advise you on what to look for when viewing a home, so you don’t make a catastrophic mistake, and I can arm you with in-depth details on every property you see. When you find a home you fall in love with, I know how to negotiate effectively so you get that property, at the best possible price. In fact, nothing pleases me more than saying, “The home is yours.”
The Right Real Estate Agent for You
Whether you’re buying or selling, it’s ultimately about realizing a dream. I understand how much the decision will mean to you. In fact, that’s one of the reasons I became a real estate agent – to help people buy or sell a home, while making the process easy and trouble-free. Clients often tell me how much they appreciate my expertise, my willingness to be there with them every step of the way, and my determination to get them the best deal. They also tell me I’m friendly and a pleasure to work with – which is quite a compliment!
If you’re looking for a real estate agent, it’s important that you find someone who is a good fit for you. So let’s talk. Whether you’re selling or buying, I’d like to learn more about you and your needs and goals. You can count on me to “tell it like it is” and give you a realistic picture of what is possible.
Contact me to get in touch.
As a real estate agent who puts clients not commission first I look forward to hearing from you.