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02/23/2011 - cathy rodriguez
Sold a Single Family home in 2009 for approximately $1.6M in Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, CA.
The Edlen Team was so incredibly professional, creative and enthusiastic. I feel our property sold so quickly because of their marketing skills - first in the pricing strategy and second in advertising, from the Palisadian Post to the Los Angeles Times. The Edlen Team promptly attended to all the behind-the-scenes details allowing me to relax and enjoy the process. I will continue to highly recommend The Edlen Team to all my friends and family for their real estate needs.
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01/10/2011 - West Hollywood
Sold a Single Family home in 2007 in Pacific Palisades, Pacific Palisades, CA.
Michael Edlen and his amazing team make buying and selling a home a wonderful experience! I should know because I had 3 transactions with his team (purchased 2 homes and sold 1 home). On each and every step of the way, the Edlen team was knowledgeable, reliable, readily available and professional. Those are all wonderful traits but the BEST thing about Michael is his ability to negotiate! With both homes I purchased there were multiple offers and I'm convinced that it was because of Michael, the seller picked my offer. Michael is so reasonable and such a great "people person" that the seller knows picking Michael's client is the better choice for a smooth transaction! Lastly, selling my home was a breeze with Michael's team. Christina helped get my home ready to sell and knew exactly how to make it desirable for a buyer. She helped with every aspect thus making the experience fun and less stressful. Tatiana was also helpful, knowing everything there is to know about Escrow and the tons of paper that has to be filled out and completed for the transaction! For all these reasons, I highly recommend this most professional team for buying or selling your home!
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07/18/2014 - ToddCooper5
Sold a home in 2014.
I really scoured the reviews when looking for an agent to sell my condo in Santa Monica. I'm glad I found Michael Edlen and I'm thrilled to talk about the experience.

I interviewed a couple of very interesting agents, however Michael had a team working with him. After seeing how long it took other agents to return my calls, I figured maybe a team approach is the right way to go.

I'll give some dates so you have a perspective of how long the entire process took.

April 16th - interviewed agents April 18th - decided to list with Edlen April 25th - had painters bidding on a new paint job May 13th - open House May 14th - offer over Asking July 16th - closed

Christina helped me get the place ready and staged for the open house. She also was my photographer and ad designer.

Andrea hosted my open houses and inspections.

Michael called me the very first day after negotiating an over asking offer.

Monica and Tati handled my escrow and signing papers. There were a few issues that popped up and were dealt with, however the team made things super easy on me and I really appreciated it.

I was concerned that it seemed like my property was the most inexpensive of all the homes Edlen was currently selling. I was concerned they weren't Santa Monica experts, I was concerned how long it would take. In the end, none of it mattered, as they did everything they said they would and then some.

If you hire Michael Edlen, Coldwell Banker, you should feel very comfortable with their process, I know I did. They are good, honest, hardworking people who care.
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07/11/2014 - user382045
Sold a home in 2012.
Michael Edlen is the quintessential professional real estate agent. He is extremely knowledgeable of the Pacific Palisades area and has statistics and data that facilitated selling my former home and purchasing my new home. Michael is responsive with exquisite and pertinent attention to detail. Michael made the entire process of selling my former home - while purchasing my new home - seamless. Michael was able to utilize his expertise in negotiating an accurate offer for my new home that saved me thousands of dollars! I cannot say enough praises about Michael Edlen - suffice to say that I am extremely happy with the professional expertise, integrity, knowledge and accuracy that he exudes and practices in his profession. Additionally, Michael has selected an equally professional, competent and responsive assistance team that is consistent with his professional standards of practice.
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07/11/2014 - jonathane
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $2.375M in Pacific Palisades, Pacific Palisades, CA.
Michael and his team helped us buy our home. The home was originally priced a bit higher than our budget, and in the interim we made offers on several other properties because we needed to move into a SFR quickly. It was a bit of a mad rush.

For virtually every home that we looked at, Michael was encyclopedic in the knowledge of the home and its history. Who had owned it, what the selling dynamic was, what upgrades had been done, what the reaction had been the last time it was on the market, etc.

We ended up returning to the first home that we placed an offer on. Michael helped us negotiate a fair price for it. With a different agent, we might have ended up paying a bit more.

As good as the experience and results were, it's since the purchase that Michael has really shone. Moving into a new home, we knew no local home professionals and tradesfolks. Michael has been able to quickly refer us to a competent and courteous army that has helped us move in and handle all of the joyous issues associated with homeownership.

Michael and his team have earned our praise and gratitude. We're confident that they'd earn yours as well.
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06/26/2014 - haleyfour
Sold a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $725K in Pacific Palisades, Pacific Palisades, CA.
I called upon Michael and his team when my Mother passed away and I needed a real estate agent. At fist I was considering leasing the unit, but later elected to sell. I have encountered issues with other real estate agents in the past, where they have little to no interest in rental scenarios; this was absolutely not the case with Michael - his team approached both scenarios with a high degree of professionalism and thoroughness. I live on the East coast and was a bit concerned over how to conduct a transaction such as this. But in working with Christina Wagner, I could not have been in better hands. Her references for painter, carpet installer and window blind were excellent: and she even suggested color combinations to bring the condo in to the 21st century from a design perspective. They readily found a highly qualified, cash buyer within a couple of weeks, and then I worked with Tati Weiss of the Operations team to facilitate a swift escrow closing. At one point there was the need for me to overnight a $100 check to appease the condo association: Michael wrote out a check on my behalf and Tati drove it over within hours of the escrow company request. This type of customer awareness, care and result is the best experience I have ever encountered in my dealings with numerous real estate transactions over the past 25 years. I would highly recommend Michael Edlen and his team to anyone who values integrity, commitment and a timely real estate sale to a qualified buyer.
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11/17/2013 - user34962795
We connected, but it did not work out. Looking in Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA 90272
i have worked with michael edlen in the past and his knowledge of the local market is impressive. his reputation in the area is impeccable; he is considered an honorable man.

while i did not choose to investigate this particular property any further, i will always look to mr. edlen when considering a property.

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04/23/2013 - user44639124
Sold a home in 2013.
Michael has done three transactions for us.

He knows the westside market like the back of his hand, being a leading broker for the 25 years I've lived here. His approach is analytical, drawing I suppose upon his MBA training. His staff is professional, knowledgable, and quick to respond. Lots of resources to solve any issue.
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01/26/2011 - kelara
Sold a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $3.625M in Pacific Palisades, Pacific Palisades, CA.
The dynamics of selling a home may have forever changed. The days of a local single realtor competing against the forces of the market place are in my opinion over. When you engage Michael Edlen to successfully complete the sale of your home, you receive the most professional team in Southern California. From beginning to closing they will support you in every category financially, hard work, trust, and most important emotionally. From listing to closing, choosing any other agent, would wind up just being a repetitive disaster. I can not thank Michael, Christina, and Tatiana enough.
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