Bought a Multi Family home in 2013 for approximately $725K in Southwest Anaheim, Anaheim, CA.
I am very happy with Erika and her investment team. They have assisted me in purchasing several investment properties in Orange County and San Bernardino County. Even after the close of escrow, Erika is always available when I need assistance or have any questions. Erika’s ability to speak fluent Spanish has also assisted me in communicating with several of my tenants.
When it comes to purchasing real estate or any large investment for that matter, it is important to deal with people who have integrity, honesty as well as knowledge. I know that Erika will always tell me the honest truth about a property and hold nothing back. I will continue to use Erika and her investment team for many years to come.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $650K in Chino Hills, CA.
My family and I are very happy with Erika and her team for helping us successfully close escrow on our home. We were underwater on our house so we decided that the best course of action was to do a short sale. Erika and her team made sure that we were aware of the options that were available to us and worked with us for almost 6 months. She informed me that it normally doesn’t take this long, however our initial buyer had backed out of the short sale transaction and we had to start all over again with a different buyer.
They kept us and the bank asset manager informed through the whole process. I sincerely appreciate all their hard work since there were so many parties involved for them to communicate with…bank asset managers, escrow, title, attorneys, lien holders, real estate agents and buyers.
We are sincerely grateful for all the help Erika and her team had provided to us and we would definitely recommend her to our family and friends and more importantly call her when we are ready to buy another house again.
Sold a Multiple Occupancy home in 2012 in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA.
My family owned a 12 unit apartment building that we listed with Erika Shinzato and her team. She exceeded all my expectations in the sale of the property. Initially, I was worried since I live out of town and the property is in Southern California. Throughout the entire transaction, Erika and her team spent a lot of time over the phone with us and met with elderly relatives of mine in the LA area while taking the time to really make them feel comfortable.
Her team works efficiently and was able to sort through all the financial documents including profit and loss statements, tax returns, utility bills & lease documents, etc that was needed by the buyer's lender. Erika also speaks Spanish fluently which really helped in dealing with some of the tenants during the escrow process.
Erika and her team helped us through the entire transaction from A-Z and we didn't even have to travel to Southern California during the process. They put forth 120% effort in getting the units sold in record time and we sold above the asking price and above appraisal value for the property. Erika and team are true professionals and their expertise in residential apartment units is very impressive. I would wholeheartedly recommend them.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $800K in Monrovia, CA.
Erica and her team did a great job in expediting my move to the new home in Monrovia. My lender told me this was the fastest close he has ever seen which was completed in just over 3 weeks.
She first started with understanding what I was looking for with respect to family, school, proximity to our offices, and neighborhood. She then found several homes within the San Gabriel Valley where we were able to view them all in one weekend. After taking a couple of days to consider all my options, I decided on the first home we visted and soon after an offer was placed. What made the process so easy was being able to electronically sign each agreement during each stage of the process. This also allowed the seller and their agent to receive and accept the offers electonically.
She further instructed me to copy her on all email correspondence with my lender so she could ensure she stayed on top of the process and any follow up documents needed by the lender. There was a slight hicup with the lender and seller's agent where the loan contingency needed to be extended as requested by the lender, however, the seller's agent became alarmed by this request thinking there would be a risk I would not be approved for the loan. In reality, the lender just needed a few more days to ensure they had sufficient time to process the underwriting, but the seller's agent need more assurance that I would be approved. This is where Erica and her team decided to seek the help of another lender who was able to provide an objective assessment of my creditworthiness to the sellers and their agent and agreed to extend the loan contingency. This also provided me a back up lender should my first lender not come through in time to close as agreed.
As we were waiting for the lender to complete their underwriting process, Erica and her team worked closely with the seller's agent and my lender to stay on top of the process with ordering the appraisal, home inspector, and termite inspection and treatment. Her experience and professionalism is what enabled the process to move so quickly because she knew what I was looking for, she understood how to negotiate with the seller, and she knew what was need to be done to satisfy the loan requirements.
I would recommend Erica and her team to all my friends and family.
Selling a home can be stressful & finding the right agent was my priority.
I chose Erika and her team as they are true professionals in their field. She listed & sold our home in record time. Our home was beautifully showcased in print & video. Her team runs smoothly & efficiently from beginning to end getting the house on the market and generating interest.
On a personal note, Erika is ethical and a wonderful person to work with...as is David who is part of her team. Highly recommend!
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $1.5M in Yorba Linda, CA.
Erika Shinzato was excellent with her marketing experience. She and her team were very active since day one in terms of listing the house in different websites and keeping track of the numbers of visitors on the websites to monitor the response of the
Market on a weekly basis. Very helpful in all the showings and in all the selling process that me and my husband never had to leave our daily activities to assist with that. David Chung, Erika's partner was working very hard,diligently and with high integrity to make the process of the transactions very smooth. Erika Shinzato and her team are really professional and worked very very efficiently on every thing we agreed about.
Thank you Erika, David and Diana from all our heart. You made it so easy on us.
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $525K in Walnut, CA.
3 days!!! That's all it took for Erika to make it happen... I requested to have my house listed on a friday and took off for the weekend and left all up to Erika Shinzato and her associates to work their magic. I have had experiences in the past with other realtors who paint this picture of "stress free and no worries". If anything they were describing my experience with Erika. From the moment my wife and I brought it to her attention that we wanted to sell our house, Erika has been on top of things. Her experience and professionalism are clearly expressed in her work ethic and communication feedback. From helping us with tips and selling points to sharing with us the good news in person, Erika has delivered above and beyond our expectation. The honest and hardworking style Erika represents is rare to find now a days. We were truely blessed to have her on our side in both selling our house and finding the the perfect home to move into. Once she realized what preferences we were looking for in a home, she was like "A tiger" in spotting and securing the prize!! Now we are living in our dream home thanks to her persistence and expertise. UBack to the begining... We sold our house in three days way above our expected selling price. And in tree weeks we found our new pad. I think the hardest thing was containing our excitment inside, everything else was smooth sailing. Many thanks to Erika and her crew. You have made selling our house, amazing. Most of all you have made friends for life!!
Erika is an outstanding real estate agent! She did a fantastic job at staying on top of everything and keeping us updated on the status of properties we were interested in. She was very organized and knew all the details of properties she showed us. She took the time to understand the type of house we were looking for and only showed us properties there was a good chance we'd be interested in. Her advice on the amount to make an offer for was very sound, and ultimately landed us the house we wanted. She keeps a close relationship with us which feels more like a family friend than just simply a real estate agent.
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $775K in Chino Hills, CA.
Erika as well as her team are very efficient, prompt, and personable. The approach they take in selling your house is outstanding and really makes everything feel seamless. The entire team connects with you, is fully aware of everything going on and makes the process extremely easy. I would definitely recommend Erika and her team to anyone trying to sell a house. I know who to call when I get into the housing market again.