Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $475K in Surprise, AZ.
Lala Smith is a dynamic and terrific real estate agent! We were seriously considering moving from California to Surprise, AZ for several reasons, and were told by a friend that this person, Lala Smith, was THE agent with whom to work. Those words were ever so true!
Although Lala was out of the country in Europe on a family visit, she kept in contact with us by email daily (she never sleeps!). She is HIGHLY responsive. After a couple of email interchanges, she focused on homes that were really of interest to us. We then planned a trip to Surprise to see one particular house, although it was somewhat over our budget. We truly had not planned to move from Napa, CA for another year, or so. But the day before we left San Francisco, Lala notified us of a house that had JUST come on the market 2 days before, a foreclosure and Fannie Mae-owned, no less! Lala had made arrangements for us to see this house, in addition to the one to which we were attracted. As it turned out, the one we initially sought was MUCH better in photos that in person, but the one that had just come on the market was like our DREAM HOUSE!
With help from Lala, we placed an offer on the house; it was accepted; and then the usual saga of closing was pushed through by Lala. In addition to helping to arrange the financing, the Fannie Mae ownership required much motr “agent’s effort” than usual. Also, near the closing of escrow, the final payment of the water bill still needed to be clarified. NO ONE, including the next-door neighbor, could identify the owner/manager of the shared well!! (Lala had been told they were “out of business!”) Lala went to a number of individuals, personally, seeking the manager of the well. She ultimately found the manager, and everything went though smoothly.
So, if you are looking for a real estate agent who can develop a good sense of what you want and your budget, who is extremely on top of current listings, and who has the experience to push things through to fruition, Lala Smith is the person for you. I give her my highest recommendation, and I would ask for her help in a second!
Response from Lala on 02/19/2015
Thank you so very much for an amazing review. I enjoyed working with you and your wife. Getting to know you both was wonderful. I can't wait to see you spend many happy years in your stunning home! Again thank you for using me as your Realtor and Im here is you guys need anything else at all :) Lets stay in touch.
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $250K in New Village, Anthem, AZ.
Every now and then you come across a realtor who is caring, competent, knowledgeable and treats you better than your own family. My wife and I had been working with Lala for 3 years on purchasing a home in the Phoenix area. She was very understanding and patient with our journey. We informed her of what we were looking for and she prepared her portal of possible homes to look at. We live up north, about 80 miles from Phoenix. Every time we wanted to see a home, Lala had an appointment for us no later than the next day, many times that same day. She is always there for us. She understands that homes could be gone the moment you contact her, so she is right on the spot. Lala has been there for us right from the start until we just closed in January, 2015. She always aggressively negotiated for us during the whole purchasing process. To sum it up, you not only have a caring and competent realtor, but a real honest friend. You don't find that out there in today's market.
Response from Lala on 02/11/2015
This was such a wonderful review! Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to write from the heart. I just love that after 3 long years we didn't give up, most would but we didn't, and as a result now you have a better home than those that we tried to get you in past. Congrats one more time. We will see you in March :) .
Lala represented us when we sold our home several years ago and one word to describe her service, "PHENOMENAL"! She is very efficient, knowledgeable and hard working. During the time we selling our home she had to travel to Europe to attend her brother's wedding. She did not miss a beat. Whenever I had a question or needed something from her, she right there, even though she was thousands of miles away!
Fast forward three years, Lala represented us again when we were ready to buy a home our current. Again, phenomenal service. I have such complete confidence in her that I would have no problem in having Lala represent my dear grandmother.
Response from Lala on 01/26/2015
Antonio, thank you so so much for such wonderful review. I'm very happy to have meet you and your family. Working with you was very enjoyable. Your family warms my heart. I hope to see you all happy and healthy in your beautiful new home for years to come!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $400K in Ahwatukee Foothills, Phoenix, AZ.
When I moved back to Arizona from Hawaii, Lala helped guide me through the purchase of my home, and was particularly helpful in implementing an escalation clause in my sales offer which deterred a competing buyer for the same property from making a second offer. Lala also suggested the use of a mortgage broker who was able to expedite the financing and allow me to close 24 days following acceptance of my offer.
Response from Lala on 02/11/2015
I hope you are loving your new home and your new job! Lets meet soon and do lunch. Call me on your day off. Again, thank you for using me as your Realtor of choice.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Camelback East, Phoenix, AZ.
Lala is amazing! She was instrumental in finding just the right townhouse for our son. She is highly organized and did not waste our time in showing us properties that were out of our price range. Her expertise was invaluable in making our final choice. Our son was under a tight time constraint to vacate his rental. Lala's team of lender and title company, who were a delight to work with, were able to close escrow at the necessary date and time. Lala guided us competently through every little step along the way. We have bought several homes in our lifetime, but no purchase went as smoothly as this one. We are extremely thank full to Lala and would recommend her very highly. If we buy another home, we know who we are going to call! - Her real estate services are great, but wait 'till you taste her wine!
Response from Lala on 10/24/2014
Thank you so much for a wonderful review. Your entire family was such a pleasure to work with! Im very excited for your son and his future. He has a beautiful townhome and we couldn't have done it without team work. Lets do lunch sometimes. See you soon!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $275K in Surprise, AZ.
Amazing a honest realtor couldn't ask for a better person to represent you! This was our first buy and sell and she helped us every step of the way. She does not pressure you into a sale to benefit herself unlike some past realtors we dealt with.
Response from Lala on 03/06/2014
Thank you Amber so much for such wonderful review. It was my pleasure working with you and your husband. I cannot wait to see you build a future and fun memories in your new and such beautiful home. Congratulations from the bottom of my heart.
P.S. Cannot wait to see your horse arena once is completed!
Sold a home in 2013 in Sun Groves, Chandler, AZ 85249.
Lala is on top of every step in the home buying process. We have purchased two homes through Lala and sold one. She knows a lot people in the business and works hard to see things through in a timely manner. She is not afraid to follow up with other realtors or creditors to keep the process moving. We will definitely reach out to her when we purchase our next home.
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $250K in Westbank, Gilbert, AZ.
Lala is very knowledgable about the entire phoenix valley. We've used her for several transactions and will continue to use her for any future real estate needs. She is always looking out for your best interests and will fight to get you the best deal. Lala makes what can be a stressful process much easier! If you hire Lala you will not be disappointed.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $200K in Surprise, AZ.
Lala is one of the sweetest, patient personI have come in contact with. Lala made our house searching very fun, in one instance I had about 12 or 14 houses to see in one day,And Lala being a true professional had no problem with a full day. My husband and I loved working with Lala... I will defenetlly recommend her as an agent to any one I know... Especially our family members!!
Wonderful to deal with. She is very knowledgable, and is always in your corner. She is ready to show homes to you in the drop of a hat! Explains details along the way and truly cares about you finding the right home for you. Available 24-7. The only small detail I found that was missing, was help finding the right home, you need to do the homework yourself.