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Broker Associate | Attorney, State Bar of CA, NY State Bar, Bureau of Real Estate - CA
Sold a Cooperative home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Westlake, Los Angeles, CA.
My husband and I needed to sell our condo in Los Angeles that we were renting to a tenant who was very reluctant to move. We “inherited” her from the previous condo owner. Although my husband and I had spent time talking with her in person, previous to listing this condo, we also talked with her during the listing. We were unable to be in Los Angeles to meet Christine Kim or her colleague Adam Pergament in person during the listing period. Adam, immediately on the onset of our listing, did a professional job in photographing the condo. Almost two years ago, my husband and I moved to California/southern Oregon border, by the Pacific Ocean, a long distance from Los Angeles. This is one of the reasons why I had to depend so much on Christine and Adam, by phone calls and email regarding the sale of our condo. Both were not only quickly responsive to my phone calls or emails, but they would contact me regarding any updates, questions, or additional information. My biggest nightmare was that our tenant would not move from the condo at the time escrow was to close, even with my husband offering her a substantial financial compensation. Both of these agents had an additional job, in many capacities, to work with her. Christine and Adam advised me on our asking price for a quick sale, among other significant advice. Through their expertise and immediate actions to market our condo, it sold quickly. Their advice succeeded! They went far beyond “the call of duty.” I consider both of these agents to be friends. They deserve a much greater commission than what they received. They treated me as though I listed a multi-million dollar home, not a small condo. I feel a spiritual connection with Christine, an extremely caring woman. She, patiently, spent time with me by telephone not only on real estate matters but some personal matters I related to her—as busy as she must be. I am looking forward to meeting these special people in person. It was no coincidence that I first met Christine by phone; God was “looking out” for me!
I have known Christine for over 5 years and worked with her for 2 years. Christine possesses the skill set necessary to position a property for an efficient and best price sale. Christine does her homework, stays focused, communicates effectively and frequently and knows when to negotiate and when to stop negotiating. Christine is a true professional.
Christine Kim is great. We were very lucky in buying our first home with her as we were total neophytes to the whole process and could have easily been taken advantage of. We met other real estate agents during the process, many of whom seemed to be overselling and trying to downplay problems or to convince us to buy whatever they had on the market. Christine isn't like that - she'd alert us to dangers on particular properties, warn us against places that weren't as great as they appeared to us, and led us to look at properties we might not otherwise have considered that we wound up loving. She let us make up our own minds and her highest priority was finding us a house that made us happy. Once we set our sights on a house, she made all the arrangements, helped us with negotiating points we wouldn't have known to ask for, and helped us find a reliable mortgage broker and escrow company. I hope we'll be in this house for a long time so I don't expect to get the opportunity to work with her again soon but if I were ever in the market again she'd be the first person I'd call. I highly recommend working with Christine Kim!
Helped me rent a Single Family home in Burbank, CA.
Christine was exceptionally knowledgeable and responsive. She is a very responsible woman who doggedly seeks answers, makes sure she is accurate, steadfastly develops solutions, and even checks in on you AFTER the transaction! She also has a winning personality who makes her a pleasure to work with. And.....Christine was not initially our agent! She represented her client so well that I was motivated to ask her to help us on our transaction. I highly recommend her to others.
Bought a Condo home in 2014 in Studio City, Studio City, CA.
Christine was invaluable in helping me find my place---and she was helping me even before I decided to buy...when I was looking for rentals! THAT tells you something right there... She KNOWS the area and was right there to show me he best stuff that became available and was totally flexible to my changing needs. I can't speak highly enough of her. She was very wise in negotiating and also was an expert in dealing with all the contracts, insurance and innumerable details that go into buying a new home.. she's a lawyer too (that doesnt hurt...)
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $750K in Sherman Oaks, Sherman Oaks, CA.
Christine helped my wife and I purchase our new home. In the process she showed extensive knowledge of the local real estate market and assisted us in navigating our purchase with what turned out to be a very difficult seller. I could not imagine how difficult it would have been to go through our process with someone less responsive or knowledgeable. After hearing horror story after horror story of other people's experience with either a buyer or seller's broker, I simply cannot recommend Christine highly enough.
We've had the pleasure of working with Christine Kim on the sale of our home and the purchase of a new home. This review is about our experience as sellers.
We've bought and sold homes on several occasions in the past, so we felt that we were coming into this process with experience and prior knowledge. However no two real estate transactions are alike, and it's the agents ability to adapt and react to the unique situations that sets them apart from the rest.
One of Christine's top qualities is her responsiveness and availability. She returns calls, emails, and texts in record time, during all hours of the day, night, and weekends. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought we were her one and only client.
Christine is also very knowledgeable of the entire transaction process (buying an selling), terms, laws, and regulations. Her real estate knowledge, combined with her incredible relationship with other local agents and her negotiation skills, make her an asset to anyone she is representing.
We couldn't ask for a more smooth sales transaction. Christine held multiple open houses for our property, helped us navigate through multiple offers, and managed all communication with buyers and contractors to ensure we close escrow on time.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $750K in Sherman Oaks, Sherman Oaks, CA.
Excellent experience working with Christine. Very responsive, professional and extensive local knowledge. She's on top of everything to help move the sale along and helped secure our perfect home. Highly recommended!
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $1.1M in Encino, Sherman Oaks, CA.
We could not have asked for a better agent to enable us to purchase our home. Given the current climate of limited inventory and multiple offers coming in for each listing, we knew we needed an agent who could give us an extra edge in order to find a home we would love. Christine was exceptional in her ability to go above and beyond and pursue various avenues for us to find our home. She did not stop at just finding current and upcoming listings, but went out of her way to find homes that could potentially become available. Throughout the many months we spent searching for our home, my husband and I had numerous questions, concerns, and ideas. Christine never failed to respond to us in a timely manner and did her very best to address every issue thoroughly.
Once there was a suitable home that was about to come on the market, Christine informed us of the opportunity immediately and ensured that we were able to see the home and place an offer with extreme expediency. The professionalism and courtesy she demonstrated in collaborating with other agents was no doubt an advantage for us in the buying process. She did a wonderful job of representing us as qualified buyers and making a case for our offers to be well reviewed and considered. She worked tirelessly to find us multiple comps and to ensure that we could place an offer with all of the necessary information at hand.
Our escrow process proceeded very smoothly and we were grateful for Christine's diligence, responsiveness, and insights throughout this period. We consistently felt that Christine went out of her way to ensure our success in finding our dream home. We couldn't be happier with the final result of finding the home that truly fit our needs in every way.
Bought a Condo home in 2013 in Studio City, Studio City, CA.
Being a first time home buyer, I had no idea what to expect from a real estate agent or even from the home purchasing process. With her vast knowledge of the neighborhood, she was able to give me great insight into what the property was worth in comparison to other units within close proximity of the home. My final and best offer was submitted with this knowledge and her suggestions on a fair price for that neighborhood. Due of her advice on making my offer stronger, I also met with the loan officer and drafted a personalized letter to be submitted with my final offer. I truly believe that these actions made my offer stand out which ultimately led to having my offer being accepted by the seller.
Since then, she has worked tirelessly (even through the holidays) to make sure that documents were submitted in a timely manner and consistently stayed in contact with the loan officer on the status of the loan to try to meet the escrow closing deadline. She has always been professional and very approachable. I received phone calls and emails almost immediately whenever I had a question andshe kept me informed of all email communications between the escrow officer, seller's agent and the loan officer. Despite escrow closing last week, she is still negotiating on my behalf to reverse a few charges on the closing costs which were to be paid by the seller.
Aside from dealing with all the required documents, she introduced me to two contractors and a floor specialist to receive estimates on my planned renovations. She also emailed me numerous photos of design ideas, websites, store and vendor information on where I can get discounted prices on items for the renovations. Not only did she give me a homeowner's perspective, she also gave me a real estate agent's perspective on what will be best for my resale in the future.
I would highly recommend Christine to anyone who is interested in purchasing or selling a home. She is detailed, thorough, efficient, professional, knowledgeable while at the same time being friendly and approachable. She will work on your behalf and always with your best interest in mind. If I sell this property in the future, I will definitely list the home with Christine.