Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $275K in Echo Park, Los Angeles, CA.
Jenny Durling is the most patient, experienced and knowledgeable real estate agent the world has ever known!
It took me years to find the perfect first home for me and mine and Jenny was there for me all the way. If you're a first time home buyer in LA with a limited budget you know that this market is seemingly impossible. The Los Feliz, Echo Park, Silver Lake hoods are especially impenetrable if you're not an investor with a pocket full of cash. I thought I'd be looking, fighting with short sales, and haggling in bidding wars for forever until I found Jenny. Jenny has a Secret Weapon!, she's is FAST!
In LA, if you find something you like you have to jump on it. There is just no time for waffling, faxing, or any nonsense like that. With Jenny's 21st century approach it's pretty much a guarantee that your offer will be the first one to hit the sellers desk. When I was working with Jenny I knew that I could call, text or email her anytime. And when I finally found my dream house she worked tirelessly for me; she used docu-sign, which allowed us to e-sign all of our paperwork thus making the sometimes-painful mess of submitting an offer now refreshingly quick, easy, paperless and painless (we signed our offer paperwork via iPhone while on a road trip!).
I know that without Jenny's speedy work, knowledge of my search area and market experience I'd still be a house hunter and not a home owner.
ps. writing this review from the deck at my Echo Park home! #livingthedream.
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $900K in Altadena, CA.
I could not be more pleased with the support, guidance and attention to detail that I received from my very capable realtor, Jenny Durling of LA property Solutions. During the sale of my former home and the purchase of my new home, she was incredibly knowledgeable about the process, the neighborhood and the marketing of the sale of my home. It was was truly, a most pleasant working experience.
Buying or selling a home can be a trying experience, particularly when attempting to do so in a bad market or slow economy. That having been said, Jenny not only sold my house in 24 days, but also managed to get over the asking price when I refused to compromise on the price. This house was my dream house and I had put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into it before discovering that my heart really was in another area of LA.
What I appreciate most was her professionalism, experience based advice, and knowledge of the market, and lastly her "get it sold" tenacity!!!. Her calming ability when the stress of selling and buying proved to much for me was highly valuable.
No one better to hold your hand or guide you "HOME" then Jenny. She exhibited great skill at both selling and helping me to purchase my new home throughout the process. I will always be thankful for all she did.
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 in Grandview, Glendale, CA.
I would recommend Jenny to anyone buying a house. She listened and helped us find a home that fit our price point and space criteria. She looked out for our best interests and brought concerns to our attention that we didn't even think about. Jenny is also very well connected and surrounds herself with experts that share the same quality of service. She introduced us our mortgage broker, Arin Dunn. They both made the process easy and smooth. She is expert in her industry. We trusted her fully. Jenny answered any questions we had promptly and professionally.
Bought a Multi Family home in 2011 for approximately $550K in Atwater Village, Los Angeles, CA.
I worked with Jenny for a year before we actually purchased our property. My husband and I were casually searching for the right property for almost one year. Throughout the year Jenny kept in touch with me. She is very friendly, professional and has knowledge in her field.
I appreciate her assistance and guidance through out our buying experience.
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $450K in Burbank, CA.
Jenny Durling is amazing! We recommend her unconditionally!
We found Jenny online. My husband and I were brand new to LA and were interested in buying our first house. Unlike the other half dozen or so realtors who took days and even weeks to get back to me, Jenny responded immediately. And when the others did finally get back to me, they had little to no communication skills compared to Jenny.
Jenny never pushed me and I felt very comfortable with her. She asked where we were moving from and what kind of lifestyle we enjoy. She showed us great houses in neighbourhoods that bridged our transition from a busy, walkable city to Los Angeles. Even after our budget turned out to be lower than we first told her, she gave us all the attention we needed.
We wanted an older fixer, so there were all kinds of interesting sellers! LOL! The house we finally fell for was a dreamy Spanish Bungalow. It was an estate sale though, and the surviving family members were (understandably) emotionally charged. Things on their end got complicated but Jenny navigated us through it and negotiated like a superhero. We got the house for a really great price and still, everyone left happy.
The second-best part of our experience with Jenny is how we never felt alone in the process. We asked tons of questions and she always had a logical answer.
The best part of our experience is that we got a super pretty house!
I worked with Jenny over several months during my home search in LA. During that time, we visited multiple properties in several LA neighborhoods, and Jenny's knowledge of each was truly impressive. She not only knew the answers to every question I asked, she would provide valuable advice and keen insight into issues I hadn't thought of yet--but which were very important. She was a tireless advocate on my behalf and she consistently went above and beyond the call of duty. Her responsiveness, skill, expertise, local knowledge and honesty make her an excellent agent. She's fairly well-connected among listing agents around LA too, which can be helpful. In a nutshell, I highly recommend Jenny and would never think about using anyone else in LA.
Response from Jenny on 09/06/2011
Thanks for the nice review. You know if you hadn't moved out of state we would have gotten you into the perfect property. I'm glad you are happy with the agent I referred you to in WA and congrats on your purchase!
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $175K in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, CA.
Jenny Durling was a patient and supportive Realtor throughout the grueling process of viewing properties, writing offers, and finally closing on the home I bought. She stayed on top of the process and kept me completely informed each step of the way. Jenny spent countless hours explaining the process, the documents and answering all of my questions. She is extremely knowledgeable in the best way to structure offers on all types of properties from standard/traditional sales, to short sale and even foreclosures which is what I ended up buying. She is a great negotiator and was even able to negotiate extensions and repairs by the bank which is not easy to do! I would highly recommend her as a professional and experienced Realtor and will certainly call on her when I’m ready to buy my next property.
Jenny durling is a great agent! If you're looking for someone to parter with to help you buy a home - particularly in NE Los Angeles, Jenny is an excellent choice. She is extremely knowledgeable about this area especially and can help you thoroughly research and analyze pros and cons associated with various properties. Jenny was extremely conscientious, proactive, patient, and always very professional. She was fantastic and helped us find the best place for us. I'd highly recommend her.
Jenny is smart, experienced, very accessible, and fun to look at houses with! House hunting can be so daunting, but Jenny made it something we looked forward to. She is good at noticing the add-ons, the leaky ceilings and other things that first time buyers might not pick up on. She is expert in the Silverlake/Los Feliz/Pasadena area, but when we also had her look in Eagle Rock/Mt. Wash she learned those areas like the back of her hand as well. She has great recommendations for inspectors, lenders, and the other nitty-gritties of house buying. Lastly, she is willing to spend a lot of time with you to find the perfect place that meets all your needs, financially and otherwise. There was no pressure to hurry up and buy; she honestly seemed to enjoy the process and viewed her job more as a hobby than a livelihood. I think anyone would be happy with her as their agent.
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $500K in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA.
As a first-time home-buyer, Jenny was the perfect agent for me. She didn't put on any pressure, but had quick answers for all questions (and didn't make me feel stupid for asking). She also had great recommendations for people to do plumbing, roofing, and general handy-man work.