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Israel Barden was professional and pleasant to work with. He made the buying process extremely easy for us. Great Guy. We would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell for that matter. He answered all of questions and always returned phone calls immediately. Big Fans of Izzy.
Bought a Single Family home in 2008 for approximately $275K in Big Bear City, CA.
My wife and I are big fans of Izzy. He is awesome! I wouldn't hire any other realtor to get it done. This guy has just the right mix of teddy bear and thug. He will hold your hand through the process and go to bat for you when the stuff hits the fan. He is trustworthy and tough at the negotiating table.
He has the market down. He's done his homework. And he is absurdly brilliant. Test him. Call him to the mat. Challenge his competitors with what he will do for you.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Sugarloaf, CA.
Izzy helped us sell our vacation home in Sugarloaf this year. He was very knowledgable and helpful throughout the sale process. He advised what we needed to do to prep the home for sale and recommended a strong asking price. He has a great knowledge of the local market and it shows in his pricing and sales. His insight was spot on through the negotiation process and the vendors he brought in through the escrow process were great. This made for a painless sale process, all the more helpful since we weren't local. We'll definitely use Izzy for our next vacation home and recommend him to our friends.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $250K in Big Bear City, CA.
We worked with Izzy to buy a vacation home in Big Bear. He was extremely knowledgable about the area and took our inputs as to what we were looking for seriously. He was then able to take us to see the top places in the area that met our requirements without wasting time on others. Izzy continued to be very helpful through the whole negations and escrow, but perhaps most to his credit, his services didn't stop at close of escrow. He contented to help us find local help and contractors to perform some of the work we wanted done on our new place. We would highly recommend Izzy to anyone looking to make a transaction in the Big Bear area.
Purchased a 2nd home in Big Bear Lake, Izzy handled the transaction fro start to finish. Izzy is different from most agents, he actually helps you find what your looking for, not what he thinks you should buy. Was taken to many properties that fit the description that I gave him on day one. Biggest surprise to me all fell into the price range I gave him. There were a few problems with the seller, but Izzy helped make the deal go smoothly. Bottom line was, when the transaction was over, I felt like I not only gained a 2nd home, I gained a new friend and someone I could call for any help I needed while in Big Bear! I will without a doubt call Izzy when I am ready to sell and by another property in Big Bear. Your the best Izzy thanks for everything you did!
We had a great experience with Israel. He is very knowledgeable about the Big Bear area, he resides there, patronizes local businesses and familiar with all the different neighborhoods. He was very diligent about showing us different areas and different styles of homes even though we knew we wanted a log home. I have been a Real Estate Broker myself for 25 years and have had over 100 Realtors hang their licenses with me over the years. I know a good Realtor when I work with one. I would highly recommend Israel.
I looked to invest in a vacation rental property and Izzy is your ideal one-stop shop.
He knows Big Bear very well having grown up there. So tell him what you are after and he will get you that property.
This compliments the fact he is an excellent Realtor and will get you the best deal if you are buying - quite simply he knows everyone up there. Izzy gets straight to the point and he will make phone calls while you are there so you really understand how he operates.
As a property manager - he told me what to do how & I got a booking on the first weekend I was ready to rent as well as numerous enquiries.
Izzy has multiple trustworthy connections - you will be well looked after.