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Helen Najar Reviews

Helen Najar
Real estate agent (11 years experience)

Specialties:

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Consulting

 
- Highly likely to recommend
02/13/2014 - info3160
Sold a home in 2013.
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!

 

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10/20/2012 - user068656
Bought a home in 2012.
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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10/08/2012 - cfs525
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $1.175M in Hermosa Beach, CA.
Helen listed and sold our home is a short period during a tough housing market. Her attention to detail and methodical approach to preparing the house, listing, and selling made the process fairly easy. Her detailed knowledge of the closing process, along with her tireless support assured a smooth and successful completion of the sale.
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09/20/2012 - rorzzz
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $325K in Lakewood, CA.
Earlier this year, my wife and I were in the process of moving and was debating if we should rent or purchase a home. We looked at renting first and we couldn't find a rental that suited our needs. We finally looked into purchasing a home and my wife found Helen while she browsing in the Zillow app on her phone. She called her on a Friday night and the next day, Helen called while we were out eating lunch. After our phone conversation, she called us back and wanted to show a property in Lakewood. Unfortunately, the first house that she showed us wasn't the one we were looking for. After searching for at least 10 houses in a span of 2-3 weeks, the last house she showed us was the one. It was a bank approved short sale and we all know short sales tend to be a long process even though it's bank approved. She did warn us about it but we still went for it and we closed in 45 days. Going back to how great Helen is. She is the one and only agent that helped us find our new home. She provided us with resources we needed during the whole purchase process. It's almost like a one stop-shop where she refers you to the right people may it be a mortgage lender or an electrician. She knew the area we were looking into very well and we were very lucky to have found. I can honestly say we found a great realtor but we also found a friend and an aunt for my son. It's been 5 months since we moved and she still visits us from time to time.
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- Highly likely to recommend
01/03/2012 - David Av
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $275K in Anaheim, CA.
Not enough positive adjectives in the English language to describe Helen. Over the last several months my family and I have grown to love her and she is much more than our real estate agent. She guided us through the home buying process and connected us to the right people when the perfect home was found for my family of 6. She never pushed us into a house we didnt want and knew where our limits were. She also understood what we were looking for and in what area. The thing with Helen is that she knew when to be a professional and also knew that a human element needs to be present when dealing with home buying and home buyers. Its a great balance that she manages very well. Helen you are the best and you know we will be back! You are always welcomed in our home! Call Helen if you are wanting to buy a home. You will not be disappointed.
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10/28/2011 - Patricia80
Sold a home in 2010.
When it became clear that I was not going to be able to maintain my home as well as I like due to health issues, I asked Helen Najar to help me through this transition. Though homes had been artificially priced for the last few years, those same prices had plummeted by the time I decided to sell. On the other side of the coin, my home was in prime condition so I decided that regardless of the condition of the market, it was better to sell now.

With Helen’s help we planned and prepared the house for showing and while we were getting everything ready, she was pre-marketing to other agents.

I was amazed to learn from Helen that I had a serious offer for the house from a young couple the first day of an open house! After much work and negotiation between Helen and the buyers agent and the lenders involved (buyer’s parents and bank), they were able to buy the house and, I might add, for more than the originally listed price. There were times when we were met with obstacles that we thought would sour the deal, but each time Helen worked through them to keep us on track.

Of course, I needed to find a place for me to live after agreeing to their offer so Helen helped me find another place to buy – this time in Seal Beach. We looked at every property on the market where I wanted to buy and found the perfect place. The sale was handled in record time so that I was able to make changes to my new home while packing and moving out of the old home. It was a very smooth transition.

I would recommend Helen Najar to anyone interested in selling and/or buying a new home. She will always put her client’s interests and needs first.
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10/19/2011 - Bruinfn
Bought a Single Family home in 2009 for approximately $375K in City College Area, Long Beach, CA.
I partnered with Helen and bought a house on a short sale. We found the perfect house after looking for many months and found it in the neighborhood i wanted to live in. Helen relentlessly negotiated with the listing agent and lenders and watched over the whole process to make certain our offer stuck, escrow closed in time and i got the house. I was very impressed with her professionalism and negotiating skills. I have been in my house for exactly 2 years now and i couldn't be happier.
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ReMax Real Estate Specialists
6695 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Long Beach, CA  90803
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