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Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $400K in Bell, CA.
Aracely Gordon is the person who I really recommend to deal with. She made the transaction to be as clear as possible to me. She informed me about everything and every step we went through the purchase process. In addition to the great service that she offered to me, she is there anytime to answer any question whether it is during her schedule or after.
When we started to look at homes in the Whittier area on our own, we had other agents that wanted our business. When we spoke to Aracely, even though we wanted to look on our own at first, she still provided us with information on properties that met our criteria. She was so quick in getting us information on new listings the day they hit the market and so responsive, we quickly decided to stop looking on our own and have her as our agent. We couldn't have picked a better agent. She was available at all hours to answer any of our questions. She was so knowledgeable and professional in every aspect of the process. Even when she was on vacation, she was available and her assistant did a great job of facilitating any viewing of properties we were interested in. Prompt, professional, respectful, courteous, ethical, and caring sum up our experience with Aracely. We are grateful we chose her as our agent and honestly feel we wouldn't have found our home if it wasn't for her and all of her hard work. Even though we are in our new home, she is still available and answers any questions that come up. You won't find a better agent. This is our third home purchase and we wish we had her on our other purchases.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $425K in La Habra, CA.
Aracely Gordon is a dedicated professional who takes the time to find the right home for each buyer. Her energy and good spirits will keep each buyer motivated during the tedious process of home buying.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $350K in La Habra, CA.
Aracely is a true pro. Don't let that tiny 90lb frame fool ya. She was patient with us and treated us the same way she treats her expensive Real Estate clients. She knew what we wanted in regards to schools and the area and she would not allow us to settle.
Fortunately, we got in at the very bottom of the market, we've only been in our home 9 months and property values are already up more than 10% in our area. It was a short sale and the appraiser called out some issues regarding a garage conversion the day before closing but she was not deterred. We got the studio knocked down and back to a garage in ONE day, closed on time. She's da "bomb-diggity" and I'd highly recommend.
Sold a Single Family home in 2009 for approximately $750K in Whittier, CA.
Aracely brings a solid blend of professionalism, knowledge and care to her clients. The level of personal attention you receive from her makes you believe she only has 1 client, which is reflective of her passion to provide maximum effort for all her clients. She is a strong negotiator, fair but always fights for what is right and just for her clients. The declines in home values and tightening of credit has provided for a very difficult environment for real estate agents to succeed (the days of stupid money are over). In this environment, Aracely has not only kept up, but excelled in delivering value and execution against her clients needs and demands.
We sold our house in Fall of 2009, and I don't know how we could have navigated through the challenges and obstacles of the new world real estate market without Aracely. We are grateful for her and what she has been able to provide for our family, which is priceless relative to the commission we paid her for her services.
Bought a Multi Family home in 2012 in Whittier, CA.
Aracely helped us find and purchase two residential rental properties in Whittier, one in 2010 and another in 2011. If we decide to pursue more property, we will definitely be using Aracely.
The purchase in 2011 was a 2 BDRM front house with 3-1 BDRM units in the back. The property was a short sale and listed at $425K and priced to sell. When we reviewed the property information, we felt it was not worth pursuing because our budget was only $350K (cash), way below the value of the property. Despite the odds, Aracely took the initiative to review the property and talk to the owner. She learned that the owner had offers at the asking price, but none of them were cash offers, hence making it worth a shot. Long story short, we offered and was accepted at $350K. The owner wanted to move quickly, which was no problem for Aracely. She guided us through the process, using both email and personal delivery/pick-up for the required paperwork (almost always within hours).
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $525K in Indian Wells, CA.
Aracely performed her job to the utmost. She was very aggressive as to find exactly what we wanted. She went out of her way to find us a place since the desert was not in her neighborhood. It took many hours of travel, but we found our perfect place. I would recommend her to anyone who is doesn't want to waste their time checking out all homes. She will get what you want.
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $525K in La Habra Heights, CA.
Aracely helped me purchase my first home in April of 2011. I am thrilled with my house and am completely happy with the service that Aracely provided as my agent.
First, let me say that I have great respect for Aracely. She is a high-quality, ethical person with a lot of integrity. I trust her completely. Further, she is very knowledgeable, competent, resourceful, and hard-working. She was very patient with me and never pressured me. This was important to me because I had a firm idea of what I wanted in a property and I was not willing to compromise, even though I knew it was going to be a significant challenge to find what I wanted in my price range. Her goal was to put me into a house that I was delighted with, regardless of how much time it took. She told me many times that her first objective is to make her clients happy, and my experience with her proved this to be true.
At the time I was house-hunting I faced a very tough market. There were very few houses on the market in my price range with the features I wanted. Nearly all were short sales or bank-owned and many, if not most, of the more attractive properties did not stay on the market long -- a day or two (then they were locked up with an offer, frequently with multiple backup offers). I needed a very motivated, vigilant agent who understood what I wanted in order to be successful. I am convinced that I would not have succeeded in getting what i really wanted in this tough market without Aracely.
Aracely's vigilance paid off. She identified a property that was to become my home the day it was listed. We viewed the property in the evening that day (i.e., Aracely was willing to meet last minute) and then we worked until late at night (11:00 pm) writing an offer. That Aracely was willing to work so late attest to her strong work ethic and her willingness to do what it takes to make a deal happen.
It is noteworthy that the property was a short sale and, like many short-sales, was problematic. The owners and their bank had come to a stalemate on the conditions of the short sale. Aracely was instrumental in kick-starting negotiations on the property. We worked as a team on a strategy that ultimately restarted negotiations and, ultimately, resulted in closing the deal.
Once final approvals for the sale were obtained, Aracely made the processes of getting all of the inspections and making all of the other prepartions painless and stress-free. She was very organized and guided me through all of the documents that needed review and signatures.
In summary, I am thrilled with the outcome of my house-hunting. I got more than I had hoped for, and I am completely happy with my experience with Aracely. I feel strongly that I would not have been successful in such a tough housing market without Aracely. I completely respect and trust her and am confident that future clients will have a similar success and experience with her that I have had.
Submitted gratefully by a professor at Cal Poly Pomona