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Helen Najar

Premier Agent

5 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Real estate agent (12 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Consulting

Ratings & Reviews

Helen's patience and perseverance on the sale of our aunt's home was remarkable. After the passing of my aunt, we sought out Helen (as a friend of the family and an area specialist) to help us navigate all that needed to be accomplished including organizing an estate sale, complete remodel of the home, and new landscaping. This process took our family 10 months to complete, and Helen was with us every step of the way, tool belt and paint brush in hand. Her talent as a realtor, and compassion for our situation, was the reason the house sold quickly to a wonderful family buying their first home. You could not be in better hands with Helen.

  

05/13/2015 - user3586066
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $550K in City College Area, Long Beach, CA.

Helen's patience and perseverance on the sale of our aunt's home was remarkable. After the passing of my aunt, we sought out Helen (as a friend of the family and an area specialist) to help us navigate all that needed to be accomplished including organizing an estate sale, complete remodel of the home, and new landscaping. This process took our family 10 months to complete, and Helen was with us every step of the way, tool belt and paint brush in hand. Her talent as a realtor, and compassion for our situation, was the reason the house sold quickly to a wonderful family buying their first home. You could not be in better hands with Helen.

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05/05/2015 - JasonMatanane
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $400K in Norwalk, CA.

My wife and I were referred to Helen by my Wife's Sister and her Husband who Helen also helped them buy a house back in 2012. Helen was very Knowledgeable and Professional in helping us purchase our 1st home, as we were nervous and didn't understand too much about buying a home, but Helen helped ease some of that stress. With my busy work schedule and working weekends it was hard to go house hunting, but after about 11 months of patiently working with us and looking at many different homes she was able to find us the perfect home for my Family. After opening Escrow we had the keys to our new home in just a few weeks. THANK YOU HELEN!!!

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12/08/2014 - user2371175
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $450K in Lakewood, CA.

Helen is a very sweet person and we hit it off immediately on the 1st phone call. But don't let that fool you. She knows how to get the job done! She is so knowledgeable about the entire process, and surrounds herself with a great team. We opened escrow 1 week after meeting each other in person, and I had keys 28 days after that! I look forward t working with her again soon.

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Response from Helen on 12/09/2014

This was a fun and fast ride! From your first call to escrow in 7 days - Kudos to our lender who got you approved in 24 hours! It IS a team sport and you and your wonderful family have a great new home. The best is that in a short time I've found new lifetime friends....that is what is most important!

 

  

07/30/2014 - user267027
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $525K in City College Area, Long Beach, CA.

Helen was a great agent to work with. She understood my goals and worked aggressively to achieve them. My transaction went very smooth and Helen kept me informed throughout the entire process.

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Response from Helen on 08/01/2014

Thank you for sharing your comments on the sale of your house. Our primary challenge was getting offers at the price you wanted for your property, even when the 'comps' seemed to work against us. Being able to negotiate an additional two weeks possession made your move much easier. This was a bittersweet transaction...having you as a neighbor has been a joy and you will be missed.

 

  

05/11/2014 - aiminalton5
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $700K in Monterey Park, CA.

When we noticed that our existing town home was getting smaller and smaller each year as our boys were getting bigger, we knew who to call. Helen has been a friend to Public service, Animals, Police and Fire for many years and our paths have crossed numerously. I have always found her to be intelligent, honest and trust worthy. Traits important to me and my family. While initially not an expert in the Monterey Park area, she quickly researched this market and utilized her contacts to help develop and eye for properties in this area that met our needs. In looking back, it's quite impressive that we went from being interested in buying a home, to looking around, to making an offer and closing all in less than ~45 days. Finding the right house... more like it found us, was the easy part. Navigating the loan process, was the most trying part. Helen was there with us the whole way, talking us thru and helping make sense of it all, getting us in touch with a great loan agent who was able to get our loan funded on time. I have no reservations in recommending Helen to my closest friends and family.

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02/13/2014 - info3160
Sold a home in 2013 in Belmont Heights, Long Beach, CA 90803.

I am an experienced real estate investor/broker who had the pleasure of working with Helen on a purchase and sale. She identified a property that required an all cash offer and brought the opportunity to my attention. She helped me purchase the property and advised me on positioning the property for maximum resale value. I listed the property with her and in the first weekend on market she was able to generate multiple offers. Having multiple offers allowed me to get the highest price and best terms. The process from start to finish was smooth and professional. While in escrow we encountered a major obstacle with the buyers lender. Helen was proactive and found solutions to ease the lenders concerns and allow us to close on time. I recommend that anyone looking to looking to buy or sell a home should contact Helen.

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12/13/2013 - user114297
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $475K in Traffic Circle, Long Beach, CA.

I was SO very lucky to find Helen through Zillow. I had been on Zillow many times looking at houses and had many questions (I was a first time buyer). From the first time I spoke with Helen over the phone, I knew I had found the right person to help me. She made me feel so good about what I was doing (I was very nervous and had apprehensions), but she make me feel confident. So my search started and Helen was awesome. She worked around my work schedule and would meet me in the evenings to look at houses. Not only was she knowledgeable, organized and prompt - she has a great sense of humor. I never felt like I was going to look at a house with my real estate agent, but with a friend. She made each experience of looking at house fun and exciting. One thing that stands out with Helen - she's honest and upfront, and I always knew she had my best interests in mind. I looked for several months and then that day came when I found MY house. We both knew this was the one. Even better, I met the previous owners who were still living there for almost 60 years...I was meant to find this house. Helen worked so hard months on end for me. She was flexible and accommodating at all times through the craziness of trying to find the right house. Helen truly loves what she does and if it wasn't for her, I'd still be cooped up in my 2 bedroom apartment. Now, I'm happy in my 3 bedroom, 2 bath house...with my boyfriend and new puppy in the city I love the most, Long Beach. She made my dream of owning a house in Long Beach, where I grew up, come true. She's amazing at what she does and she is a friend for life! :)

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09/27/2013 - user6434310
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $425K in Lakewood, CA.

Where do I start? My wife and I relocated to Southern CA from Ohio in 2008. We found Helen here on Zillow and emailed her to set up a showing of a condo in Long Beach. Helen was very knowledgeable of the area and the building. She informed us of the structural issues with the condo,, so we moved onto other properties. She worked with us for over TWO YEARS for us to find the perfect home. Needles to say we were very picky and had sticker shock from moving from Ohio. Helen always was available to show us homes all over the LA area and never once complained about how long it was taking us to find the perfect home.   We finally found the perfect home in Lakewood, CA, which was a foreclosure. We got the house at a great price and lived in it for two years. We did some improvements on the home during our two year stay there. I then received a job transfer to Atlanta GA and we once again contacted Helen to help us sell the home. She had it on the market within a week with very complimentary pictures to show off the home via the listing. We had 5 offers over list the very first weekend during open house!!   My wife and I decided to accept the one offer that was 20K over list. We were so pleased that Helen was able to get us an offer of that caliber so quickly.  However, the buyer ended up being a flake and backed out a few weeks into the deal due to him moving for a job to Northern California. There was no way for us or Helen to see that coming so we dusted our selves off and relisted the home. This is where the Magic happened!!! Helen was able to find us another buyer the very next day for the same price at 20K over list! She rode the other agent and mortgage company all the way from contract to close and was able to close on our home one week early! She did this all while my wife and I were already relocated to GA, keeping us updated by the hour and providing us all the paperwork we needed via email.   I highly recommend Helen to you if you are buying or selling a home. She will always put your needs first and get you one heck of a deal!! Also on top of that, she researched and found us an exceptional realtor in the Atlanta, GA area to help us find our next home, all without even asking for a referral Fee!

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08/10/2013 - jklewis54
Showed home in 2013 in Long Beach, CA.

In working with Helen for several years on the Long Beach Chamber Government Affairs Committee, and in the community in general, I see someone with a heart for this community -- its people, leaders, businesses, and those who are disadvantaged. Although conservative in nature and principle, Helen has a heart that goes out to this community and the opportunities that are there for good, and disdain for those who ignore them to our communal detriment. Helen's open heart and mind is quick to provide sincere expressions of thanks, gratitude, and sorrow in all her interactions. She is a model of how one should consider one's work . . . or in Helen's case is it a ministry? Helen, thank you for making each transaction and interaction appear as a work of your heart!

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Response from Helen on 08/12/2013

Jim - thank you for your kind words! Yes, my clients are my first priority so when a transaction closes I love to tell the story behind it. Every buyer or seller is special to me and it's humbling to be able to be part of their purchase or sale. And, yes, Jim....I do so love my community and the people in it!

 

  

10/20/2012 - user068656
Bought a home in 2012 in Lakewood, CA 90713.

After commuting to work from San Diego to L.A. for over three years, it was time to move closer to my job. My husband got approved for a transfer and we needed to get up here in two months. Nervous and anxious to move, I hit all of the popular real estate websites and clicked away, hoping that a respectable agent would contact me. I was flooded with emails and I quickly responded to each one. This is when the weak agents got weeded out. Responsiveness goes a long way in my book...you'd think agents would be clamoring for clients but only a few met my outrageous need for immediate response. In this day and age when we all have smartphones, a client should expect no less. Out of the few agents quick to respond, Helen was the one for me. Her responsiveness got her in the door, but her knowledge of the market trends, her local flavor, awareness of available inventory, and her willingness to get to work ASAP to get me in a home before my deadline were the factors that sealed the deal. We started immediately, and Helen made sure to work around my busy schedule to show properties. We must have hit 20+ properties, attending open houses on weekends and viewing what we could get into in the evenings. After much ado...and a couple visits to the same properties, we fell in love with a home that needed just a little TLC. We got the ball rolling and Helen negotiated like crazy to get us the keys on time so we could start some minor renovations and move in as planned. We did run into a few hurdles, over which Helen masterfully maneuvered. It was a fabulous LOW STRESS experience. I should also add that Helen used her contacts to get me in touch with a great contractor who did a beautiful job on my paint and floors! And we must not forget Tom, Helen's "go to" mortgage broker. AMAZING! I HIGHLY recommend Helen...and she will probably take you out to a few nice meals too! ;-)

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