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Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $675K in Bixby Knolls, Long Beach, CA.
Because of Eileen's longstanding, excellent reputation in the community, we were able to purchase our home before in appeared on the MLS. We were passively considering changing homes and Eileen was patiently showing us ones that approached our criteria, when she was contacted by the sellers, who knew they would be moving in several months. We loved the home, and she managed the extended escrow that met both the seller's needs and ours. She also sold our home in an appropriate time to make the move more financially comfortable. She and her team did this through multiple open houses and using their many contacts. We have complete confidence in Eileen and her team and would use them again.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $475K in Wrigley, Long Beach, CA.
The Rivera team was there for us in every step of the process. She had an offer for us within days of the posting of our house on the market. We got over our asking price. The Rivera team was everything we had expected and then some. They go above and beyond to make the experience of selling your house as painless as possible.
Listed, but didn't sell my Single Family home in 2014 in Bixby Knolls, Long Beach, CA.
We've owned a home in the Bixby Knolls neighborhood for a little over 9 years and are in love with the area. A home came on the market that seemed like the perfect next step for our family. There was a lot of work to do in our current home to get it in shape for showing and we were up against some pretty tight deadlines. Elieen and her consummate team of professionals were courteous, driven, extremely knowledgeable, and focused in guiding us through the process and laying out what needed to be done and when to make this experience successful. Both my wife and I were floored and really felt like she was with us every step of the way - it really made for a smooth process. Everything from bringing in professionals that helped coordinate paint colors to additional landscaping in the backyard to staging the house for professional photographs to recommendations on lenders...Elieen had it covered and put in the extra effort that frankly shows when listing a house. Would highly recommend! Thank you!
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $550K in California Heights, Long Beach, CA.
Eileen and her team (they are truly a team) were amazing. We chose Eileen because she is the unquestioned leader in California Heights/Bixby Knolls real estate. One only needs to drive around the neighborhood for a few minutes before seeing several of her signs. And having lived there, several times a month Eileen would leave us with examples of houses she listed and/or sold. No other agent in our area did even half what she does. So it was no surprise once we hired her to learn how amazing she is. As an attorney, I am familiar with the myriad paperwork that goes along with selling a house. She knew it better. She provided us with reasonable expectations and recommended a price that seemed right and was in line with what we were thinking. The first weekend we listed, her team had an open house that we very well attended. She made sure our home was listed on all the major websites, newspapers, and real estate services. She was very responsive and when she was unable to get back to us right away, her team (including her husband Gary) was able to get right back to us. The house sold in about three weeks. Eileen and her team helped to guide us through the sale process seamlessly -- we even closed a couple days early! Most important, when major disaster struck just five days before closing (our wall leaked after a big thunderstorm came through the night before the buyers did their final walk through), Eileen kept a level head and ensured that nothing was delayed. I know this review sounds too good to be true and I'm sure some people reading this think that someone from her office wrote it, but they didn't. I am just that impressed with her and her team that I feel compelled to write this gushing review.
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $725K in Bixby Knolls, Long Beach, CA.
From our first meeting with Eileen Rivera and her team (Gary was awesome, he treated us like royalty) we finally felt like there might be some light at the end of the tunnel. Eileen approached us after hearing how disappointed we were with a previous experience and attempt at selling our home with another realtor. In that situation we ended up cutting ties with that realtor and taking our house off the market; resigning ourselves to being stuck where we were for at least a few years. However, it was a different story once we decided to work with Eileen. Within a week, we had several strong offers. In the end our house sold for well above asking price. My partner and I were able to walk away with a significant profit from a house we had purchased only a year earlier. Eileen and her team are the best!!! They were a perfect balance of professionalism and friendship. It truly felt like a partnership.
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $800K in Marina Area, Long Beach, CA.
Eileen and her husband Gary really rescued us from a house that we hated just as soon as we had bought it. We tried to sell the house with a different realtor, but he only created more chaos and brought us lousy, lookie-loo customers. Eileen knocked on our door and told us that she and Gary could sell our home for more than we paid. We were skeptical, but hopeful. Sure enough, within about 10 days of listing the property, she and Gary brought in an offer that was solid--and which was substantially more than what we had paid. The escrow was short, sweet and clean. Not only that, but since the market was saturated with buyers, we were having a hard time finding a new home that we would like. Instead of trying to make money with us on the purchasing end, she and Gary stepped out of the way and guided us to make a deal with a seller's agent so that we could land the house of our dreams--with no benefit to them at all. Because of Eileen and Gary we went from an unhappy living situation to one of our dreams in just a couple of months. We aren't religious, but we really feel blessed that we found Eileen and Gary. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $575K in Bixby Knolls, Long Beach, CA.
EILEEN RIVERA is the BEST! Eileen and Gary recently sold my Mom's house and guided us through the process easily--step by step--working with us on renovating the house, and the process of selling the house with class and integrity. I would definitely recommend Eileen to help you buy or sell your home. Wherever or whenever I buy or sell another home, I would want Eileen's good judgement and expertise..EILEEN is
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $325K in Lakewood, CA.
I was a first time home buyer and figured it would be best to go with someone who is knowledgeable in the area, but also someone I am comfortable with having a personal relationship with. Always prompt and armed with the answers to my questions, I was never uneasy about contacting her when I felt unsure. She ALWAYS quickly put me at ease and had my best interests in mind. I was hesitant about what kind of realtor I might end up with because I always felt they can be a little cheesey, LOL... SO not the case. Eileen is a real person, and always told me the truth even when it may have not been what I wanted to hear. Overall, I am SO happy I chose to deal with her. I love my house and don't plan on moving anytime soon, but I know I have a realtor and friend for life. I refer her to all my friends and family just in case they are thinking of buying or selling. A+ person, A+ company to deal with.
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $625K in Bixby Knolls, Long Beach, CA.
Simply stated, Eileen is the best in the business. She is a consummate professional who is also extremely down to Earth and a very warm person. I think the best indication of Eileen's professionalism is the fact that she was on both sides of our deal. She is so honest and trustworthy that both the sellers and us competed the transaction very amicably and both feeling we succeeded in our goals. The sale went perfectly smooth and was completed in short order. I will certainly use Eileen for any future Real Estate transactions. I am thrilled to be able to call her my Realtor, neighbor and friend.
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $475K in California Heights, Long Beach, CA.
We were so impressed with Eileen's professionalism and genuine care. It was never about the purchase of the house, but it was more about the life, memories, and experiences we would be having in our new home. She understands what an intimate process this can be, so there were nothing should would not do to help support us in this daunting process. Her depth and breadth of real estate knowledge made such a difference because she knew what questions to ask and she constantly fought for us the entire time. With such appreciation and gratitude, we give Eileen the highest recommendation.