Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $550K in Woodland Hills, Woodland Hills, CA.
The entire Ress team helped us take the next step and allowed our family to move to our desired location. They were involved with our first home and the selling of our first home. Their knowledge, expertise and support was tremendous and helped us give a better life for our children.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $700K in Woodland Hills, Woodland Hills, CA.
Gary, Raisa and Lissa were very professional, experienced and easy to work with. Lots of patience, attended to the details and were easy to get in touch with when seeking information. They made the complex home selling process work.
Our experience with Gary, Raisa and Lissa Ress was highly professional with the added bonus of having met a wonderful family that we plan on staying in touch with. Lissa did an outstanding job of negotiating our home purchase during a hot seller's market and kept us in touch every step of the way. Although a realtor does their best to stick to business, Lissa couldn't help but feel some of the highs and lows with us along the way which we found endearing as well as a sign that she was looking out for us in every way possible. We whole heartedly recommend the Ress family to anyone looking for a realtor.
Sold a home in 2014 in Strathearn, Simi Valley, CA 93065.
The Ress trio was invaluable to be during a very sensitive and vulnerable time in my life. They were warm and professional. Their help in the sale of my home helped me and my two children move forward and heal. Thank you Gary, Raisa, and Lissa.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $600K in Woodland Hills, Woodland Hills, CA.
Gary, Raisa (and their amazing associate, Lissa) were hands-down the most incredible team and sold my house (with all it's peculiarities) at the open house!
From the minute they arrived to see my property I felt they "got it". They explained their strategy: create a "buzz" with Facebook, gorgeous pictures, canvas the area with postcard/sale brochures, pinterest, twitter, etc, and then wait a week or so before the open house. It was genius. By the time the house was ready for realtor viewing, the street could barely hold the amount of cars of realtors and eager beavers looking for a sneak peak. By the end of the first day, Gary and Raisa were hoarse with describing the area and the advantages of the home, but not too hoarse to deliver the news-- that I had multiple offers way beyond the asking. What?!!!!
But it's not all about the money. It's about customer service and integrity. For me, I wanted to know that someone was servicing my needs as much as those of the buyers -- and keeping in mind the neighborhood, where I spent many many years.
Gary and Raisa know Woodland Hills and, to be honest, I TRULY WISH they were on the east coast (where I've relocated), because the realtors here could use a lesson from these polished veterans!
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 in Canoga Park, West Hills, CA.
I've known Raisa and Gary for many, many years. I have worked with them several times and over the years have come to know them quite well. Throughout every transaction they walk their talk and do exactly what they promise they say they will do. I have tried other agents that were always promising me the world but were never able to live up to any of it. Raisa and Gary spent all their time marketing my house, and they always put me first!!! They were always available when I needed them and returned calls, even late at night when I did not expect them to return the call until morning, usually answering the phone on the first ring and always taking care of business in an incredibly professional manner. I know real estate can sometimes be a difficult business when you are dealing with the emotions of sellers and what is usually the largest investment of their lifetime, but these two made the entire process not only simple and smooth, but pleasant as well. I highly recommend them and have referred them to several of my friends who feel about them as I do. I would tell anyone and everyone, that if you are thinking of selling your home, don't make a move without speaking with them first. You won't regret it.
I am shocked at how overrated Gary and Raisa are. When we needed to sell our Woodland Hills home as fast as possible in early 2013, we expected these "top-notch" brokers to be of great assistance. However, we were completely wrong. They rarely answered their phones when we called and obviously do not know how to sell a home for the right price and are completely incompetent in negotiating (their entire profession simply does not fit them!). Our house sold for $590,000 after incredible amounts of our compensation for unnecessary repairs to the buyer. When we look back now, if only we had better brokers so that we could have gotten at least $100K more! Houses are selling on that same street for $699,000 and lack the upgrades and pool feature that ours had. Gary and Raisa may appear helpful at first but it did not take more than a few days to realize that they take too much credit, are unresponsive and inept at selling at the right cost! Not recommended!
Response from Raisa and Gary on 09/03/2014
I have requested this bogus review be removed many times by zillow. This was both shameful and ridiculous, Anyone that knows us, and if you ask anybody, this is the furthest thing from the truth. Quite honestly, we're shocked that someone in our industry would stoop to this.” This person should be ashamed of themselves.
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $850K in Woodland Hills, Woodland Hills, CA.
Raisa and Gary,
We would like to express our appreciation for the splendid job Raisa and Gary did in selling our Woodland Hills home. In 2010/11's difficult market, selling a home in less than a week (and at the asking price!) is a testament to their knowledge, skill and professionalism.
They and their team (particular kudos to Lissa for the terrific photography and creation of the brochure and website) made the entire process relatively painless, and we are especially grateful for their taking care of the closing details that made it possible for us to close escrow and accomplish our long distance move on schedule.
We advise anyone who is interested in selling in Woodland Hills to call Raisa & Gary!
Bought a home in 2013 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, CA 91364.
Lissa Ress helped me with buying my first home. She clearly understood my needs and was never pushy to finish up a deal. When my home was up for offer, she helped negotiate the offer to get back some credit too. I also met with Gary once and he was one of the nicest persons I have met. I love these people and they are awesome !!! I would highly recommend them.
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $800K in Agoura Hills, CA.
I've both sold a house and bought a house using the Ress family... and I'll work with them when the time comes to buy or sell again! I'd recommend them to anyone. They make what can be an exciting and stressful time, smooth and comfortable. And you always feel like they're working for you!