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Kai Ito

Agent

7 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Realtor/Broker (12 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Consulting

Ratings & Reviews

I'm a first time home buyer and Kai has truely made this process a lot easier to deal with. I had to deal with a bad loan officer and she took the extra step to work with me and my loan officer to get the deal done. She makes herself available, even when she was on vacation and never a day where she does not respond to e-mails, texts or phone calls. Would recommend to anyone.

  

11/02/2011 - dannylee310
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $400K in Gardena, CA.

I'm a first time home buyer and Kai has truely made this process a lot easier to deal with. I had to deal with a bad loan officer and she took the extra step to work with me and my loan officer to get the deal done. She makes herself available, even when she was on vacation and never a day where she does not respond to e-mails, texts or phone calls. Would recommend to anyone.

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10/07/2011 - l.andress
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $500K in Redondo Beach, CA.

I cannot speak highly enough about Kai's knowledge and experience. She knows the south bay very well and always drives through an itinerary before going with a buyer. She is highly organized, and consistently heads off potential snags before they become problems.

She is assertive in supporting the buyer's interests, while maintaining positive, professional relationships with all other parties to ensure a smooth transaction.

Short sales in particular are complex transactions that cannot succeed without agents who fully understand the process. While my own purchase was standard, we looked at several and bid on one short sale property. It was clear Kai could handily see the process to completion.

Previously I did not have a good impression of real estate agents, but Kai showed me that outstanding agent do exist.

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07/14/2011 - MikeChristopher
Bought a Multiple Occupancy home in 2011 for approximately $750K in Redondo Beach, CA.

I recently purchased a Redondo Beach duplex and can't say enough good things about my experience with Kai. She is extremely knowledgeable, available at all hours for questions and has a "take charge" attitude addressing escrow, loan agent and even permit issues! She tells it to you straight and does not put spin on the facts or "sell" you on homes. The level of service she provided went above and beyond my expectations of what an agent should do and it felt more like having a personal attorney represent my interests as opposed to some agents that are constantly "selling" you and trying to just move inventory to make a dime.

We initially started working with Kai on a complicated triplex transaction that required research on permits, insurance, etc. and Kai walked us through every step of the way performing tons of legwork for us. Even when that initial deal fell through, she kept our hopes up and attacked a second deal on a duplex purchase (which we have closed on!) with as much enthusiasm as the first. I was worried that she'd lose momentum going through the same tiring negotiation, research and loan management process all over again on a new property but she proved me wrong and approached the second deal with as much earnest as the first.

I was an avid Redfin do-it-yourself shopper for 2+ years because of bad experiences with high-pressure agents in the past and was convinced I had the tools necessary to browse, research and complete a home purchase without the use of a traditional agent. After my in-laws convinced me to give Kai a try, I was amazed at all of the local knowledge and research that was required for our purchase and she was there every step of the way. There was so much personal attention she provided that I couldn't have got through this deal with a DIY site. Most real estate agents just take the airline pilot approach to your deal- they help you take off and land- however, Kai was performing take-off, doing in flight maintenance, navigation, and even some flight attendant duties to keep me sane. I hate to "gush" over the experience but I don't think I could have made it through the stressful purchase without her constant support and attention to detail.

If you are looking for a highly attentive and knowledgeable Agent that approaches your transaction as if she were spending the money and moving into the house herself, give Kai a call.

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06/30/2011 - gordnbiers
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $650K in Southwood Sunray, Torrance, CA.

Our experience with Kai has been nothing short of Excellent! She's very knowledgeable and even if she doesn't know the answer at the time, she'll get you the answer through her wide network of real estate professionals. She extremely responsive and willing to spend the time to explain things to you. I believe one night we were up till midnight because we didn't understand one of the documents and Kai was right there to explain everything line by line. No matter how many emails you send her (and we must've sent a thousand), she would always reply promptly. She's very detailed with everything she does and is extremely professional.

Right from the beginning, after giving Kai our description of our ideal first home, she immediately came back with homes that were exactly what we were looking for. From that point on, we knew that we had a good agent.

With our luck, we entered one of the most complicated short sales ever. Without Kai, I am almost positive we wouldn't have closed the deal. She not only guided us through all the issues (not caused by her) that came up but she helped us with everything. Her referrals are extremely good as well. She has great experience in the South Bay. There was a house that we found that we liked from the pictures. But instead of telling us to put an offer, she told us a key piece of information that immediately turned us away from the house, so you know she's not out there to just earn the commission. She's there to really help you find the perfect house that fits what you're looking for.

Because of Kai, we are now living in the perfect home for us! Go with Kai, you won't regret it!

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05/16/2011 - DHa0514
Bought a Condo home in 2010 for approximately $450K in Trabuco Canyon, CA.

Kai is an outstanding agent! Someone who is truly honest, dependable and trustworthy. She showed me many different types of homes until I knew what I really wanted. I put an offer on a house that was a short sale, but was still hoping to find a regular sale in the same area. Soon after, she called me about a regular sale that just listed. I didn't wait, I put an offer on the house immediately, but of course there were already other offers to compete with. Kai knew exactly what to ask and how to go about submitting the best offer. I strongly believe because of Kai's pleasant personality and professionalism, the seller's agent felt very comfortable with our offer and worked with us from the start. They accepted my offer, but while in escrow, there were bumps on the road with our first original lender. When feedback was given, it left me feeling hopeless that the loan wouldn't fund, but Kai took initiative to contact another lender that would follow through with their promises and successfully fund my loan and close escrow on time. I wouldn't be living here if it weren't for Kai's tenacious effort. Thank you Kai for all your help in finding the perfect home and more importantly, being a realtor that CARES. You're the best!

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05/16/2011 - EMHA
Sold a Townhouse home in 2011 for approximately $450K in Diamond Bar, CA.

I can't thank Kai enough for helping me sell my short sale home. I even wanted to give up at times, all the headaches in dealing with the bank and buyers, but Kai was always positive and never gave up. She tirelessly and endlessly spoke to the bank, negotiating and spending countless hours to make sure that I was completely satisfied with all the terms. I couldn't have sold this home without her! Working with a bank on a shortsale is not an easy task, especially the redundant unknown answers and dead end customer service/negotiators that seem to never know what's going on. Kai is an amazing realtor! She never stopped until she got the answers for me. At the end, even the negotiator spoke to me and mentioned how lucky I was to have Kai as a realtor. That definitely tells you something! Thank you so much Kai for standing by me and looking out for my best interest. It is very hard to find an honest and trustworthy realtor who REALLY cares for their clients. Kai is that one realtor you can always count on and will keep forever!

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05/06/2011 - johnfm2
Sold a Condo home in 2011 for approximately $275K in Harbor City, Harbor City, CA.

Kai helped us complete a short sale on our condominium. The only reason it was finally approved was because Kai found an error in the appraisal and got it corrected. We would have gone into foreclosure otherwise. I can't say enough nice things about her. She's very knowledgeable, quick to respond to email, text, or phone messages. Whether you're buying, selling, or trying to do a short sale you couldn't have a better agent.

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05/05/2011 - murataod
Bought a Condo home in 2009 for approximately $300K in Seal Beach, CA.

Other than the skills you EXPECT an excellent agent to have, Kai is the hardest working,friendliest and responsible agent you can get, making the whole process as seamless as possible. You will not be sorry that you chose her.

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05/04/2011 - vtboggs
Bought a Condo home in 2009 for approximately $300K in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.

It's rare to find people like Kai who will go above and beyond to help out their clients. She helped us find the perfect place and made sure we were happy with our decision. We pulled out of a sale last minute and put Kai through a lot of trouble. She was completely understanding and very patient with us. We are first time home buyers and she was always there to answer our questions and guide us through all of the steps. Kai is the only agent I will work with for any future purchases or sales. Thank you Kai! We wouldn't be in our home today if it wasn't for all your hard work!!!

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05/03/2011 - snish101
Bought a Single Family home in 2008 for approximately $750K in Westchester, Westchester, CA.

For the past forty years I have been acquiring and selling properties. Kai has been as good as any agent that I have worked with. In finding the Westchester property, I asked Kai to show me properties in Gardena, West LA, Santa Monica, Culver City, Downtown, Southbay and even Santa Barbara. She was always patient and professional with me. I was impressed that she could access values, conditions, positives and negatives in such a range of areas and types of properties. She does her homework. You will not find a more intelligent, sincere, honest and hardworking agent.

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