Showed home in 2011 in Playa del Ray, Los Angeles, CA 90293.
Madeleine is very knowledgeable of the local real estate market. Presented me with many options. Honest and stated the pros and cons related to the properties. Knows the legal rules and contracts necessary.
Working with a true professional can make the most of an otherwise stressful search when looking for the right place. We were really lucky to find Madeleine when we were looking for a mountain retreat cabin. She worked within our budget, coming up with some gems in a large selection to chose from. For the logistics of financing, Madeleine isvwell connected and stays well informed. I know my next property will be thanks to her help and expertise!
Bought a Condo home in 2003 in San Pedro, San Pedro, CA.
Madeleine was our agent when we bought our home about 10 years ago. She was very responsive to our needs and kept a lookout for the right properties so that we could see them as soon as they were on the market. We really like our home very much. We actually have a view of the ocean for the price we paid. The best thing with Madeleine is to really open up to her so that she can understand your needs. I definitely would have her represent me when I sell my home or when I buy another piece of property.
Bought a Multi Family home in 2010 in University City, San Diego, CA.
Madeleine Drake helped us through a very difficult time in the market. This was during the market meltdown when so many properties were tied up in foreclosures or short sales.
We had very specific requirements and she helped find suitable properties for us to see. She worked very hard with the brokers and lenders at a time when the lending standards were in considerable flux. She was able to find a property for us that was not in foreclosure nor a short sale after a trying experience with a short sale. She was extremely supportive and encouraging.
We would highly recommend Ms, Drake to others and would use her services again.
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in San Pedro, San Pedro, CA.
It is Ms. Drake's attention to detail that is the most impressive characteristic of her representation. She is knowledgeable; I was selling two units under Los Angeles Rent Control Law and she knew the ins-and-outs of what was required under that ordinance. I truly don't believe that I would have been able to sell it as easily without her follow-through and her expertise.
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $250K in San Pedro, San Pedro, CA.
Madeline guided me through the entire 'first time buyer' process. She demonstrated impressive professionalism in all respects. She helped me evaluate many properties before we finally purchased and she showed patience when the unavoidable obstacles arose.
I'm confident recommending Madeline first time and/ or experienced potential buyers.
Bought a Single Family home in 2007 for approximately $725K in San Pedro, San Pedro, CA.
I have known Madeleine for al of her life. When it came time to find a house for my son I suggested Madeleine to him. We were very pleased with the homes she showed us and how she listened to us in regards to what was wanted. It was a long process to find the right house, but she never stopped looking for the "perfect" house. She was always there to answer questions right away, either via the internet of telephone. She was with us when the home inspection was done and made sure all the issues were corrected properly.
Madeleine has always been honest and truthful and a very nice lady to deal with. We highly recommend her to anyone needing real estate assistance.
Bought a Single Family home in 2006 in San Pedro, San Pedro, CA.
Madeleine showed excellent expertise in her search for a home within my price range with the amenities I requested. She was thorough in all of the aspects of the closing (inspections, termite, escrow papers, etc.) and I would recommend her very highly.
I have been in the Mortgage Business for 25 years, during which I have had numerous transactions with Madeline. Over the years I have found her to be very knowledgeable and helpful with her clients. As far as Realtors go, I would not hesitate to recommend Madeline.
Mark E. Ardaiz
Senior Mortgage Planner
First California Mortgage