The Local Expert badge is awarded to those who have made valuable contributions in a specific city or neighborhood on Zillow. Local Experts are active Zillow users who share their real estate knowledge and help others by contributing high-quality content at a local level. The more and better the contributions a user makes that relate to that city or neighborhood, the more likely an award will be granted. Users' contributions can be seen in their profiles.
We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.
Director - Architectural Division (15 years experience)
JB and Brian represented my wife and me in the sale of our Studio City House (where we had lived for 28 years), and in the purchase of a Westwood condominium. Our house was far from an architectural marvel, but they were able to determine a target buyer, exercised modest staging, and great photography with a view toward internet splash. We hit the market a the right time with the right price, and ended up with the perfect buyer (over listing). With respect to the condominium, they let us set the pace, showed us a lot of product, so that when we were ready to jump, we did so at the right price. There were no stumbles in the negotiation and/or escrow process.<br/><br/>In sum, these guys were the consummate pros, and could not be more highly recommended.
JB and Brian represented my wife and me in the sale of our Studio City House (where we had lived for 28 years), and in the purchase of a Westwood condominium. Our house was far from an architectural marvel, but they were able to determine a target buyer, exercised modest staging, and great photography with a view toward internet splash. We hit the market a the right time with the right price, and ended up with the perfect buyer (over listing). With respect to the condominium, they let us set the pace, showed us a lot of product, so that when we were ready to jump, we did so at the right price. There were no stumbles in the negotiation and/or escrow process.
In sum, these guys were the consummate pros, and could not be more highly recommended.
Bought a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $350K in West Hollywood, CA.
I worked with Brian on a short sale in West Hollywood. It was a four month process and he kept me informed and updated every step of the way. He is great to work with and helped make the process very smooth.
Bought a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $450K in Koreatown, Los Angeles, CA.
I personally had the pleasure of working with Brian Courville and Michael Kelly, and I must say that they are experts in their field. They are always professional, punctual, and ready with great advice - all of which allowed me to negotiate a killer deal on my condo! The savings that resulted from their negotiating skills allowed me to remodel my new home just the way I want it! Highly recommended and would definitely use again for future real estate prospects!!! You will not be disappointed!
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA.
Brian Courville is excellent. He brokered the sale of my existing house and the purchase of a new one in 2011. I spent nearly a year with him in the process and came away from experience with deep respect for Brian's abilities and for his character. He is extremely knowledgable, tireless, patient, and honest. He is also very creative, an asset that is very important for a broker when the deal becomes challenging. Though I didn't know Brian when I embarked on this process (I met him at an open house), I quickly discovered that I had found a skillful ally and, in the end, a good friend. I am extremely satisfied with my experience and I highly recommend Brian.
Bought a Condo home in 2011 in West Hollywood, CA.
I can’t thank Brian Courville of Modern Living LA enough for helping me with my real estate needs. I’ve purchased property in the past and this has been my best experience. Brian is very knowledgeable about the marketplace and understands the inventory well. When it came time to make the purchase on the property, Brian skillfully negotiated the deal. I don’t think it could have gone any smoother. I would recommend Brian Courville to anyone looking to purchase or sell their home.
Sold a home in 2006 in Westlake, Los Angeles, CA 90026.
Brian Courville was amazing during the process of buying a home….after looking at over 20 different places in the Hollywood area…I finally settled on the perfect spot….all thanks to Brian’s patience and knowledge of my lifestyle and needs…. as a person that grew up in the real estate business….I’ve been around the process of buying and selling homes my whole life…Brian took me through the process step by step and made it as smooth as possible…when im ready to upgrade…I know who to call!
Bought a Single Family home in 2004 for approximately $425K in Crenshaw, Los Angeles, CA.
I teamed up with JB Fung in order to buy my first home in 2004. As a first time buyer I had several questions and needed an agent with an abundance of patience. JB is extremely patient, knowledgable and a closer. Even after looking for a year, JB was very supportive. When I finally found the perfect home, there were nine other offers. My offer was not the highest but JB got the house for me. Another bonus, JB and his team embrace technology and efficiency. We communicated timely via email and signed documents virtually. All very important for someone like me who travels for business 50% of the time.
JB is my guy. It's really that simple. JB has helped us buy our home and recently, a beautiful 1923 brick commercial building for our business. His comprehension of our needs sets the stage for his negotiating strategy. We are very lucky to have found JB and will ask for his help in further transactions. Thanks JB!
Bought a Condo home in 2004 for approximately $375K in Valley Village, North Hollywood, CA.
We worked with JB Fung and the Modern Living LA team to buy a condo in SFV. He was very professional, did all his homework and was very easy to work with. He worked hard to findwhat we wanted. JB also has a great staff that is very helpful. It has beenover a year and we still feel very comfortable calling JB for other helpfulinformation and he always provides an answer. His recommendations for mortagage brokers and inspections were excellent. We would highly recommend JB to anyone wanting to buy property. As a matter of fact we were so pleased with JB’s service that we hired him to help our mother sell her home. Now Mom is also a fan of JB Fung and the Modern Living LA team.
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $350K in Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA.
Working with JB Fung and the Modern Living LA team was great. The thing I liked most about JB was his determination and perseverance. I was a first time homebuyer and I had a very difficult time deciding which neighborhood I wanted to live. JB was very patient with me. He really took an interest in what was important to me. JB spent a lot of time touring me through the various neighborhoods to help me narrow my search.
I also very much appreciated all of JB'sknowledge of the process. I had never purchased a home before and JB was there every step of the way. He gave great advice and helped me think of things I did not know I was supposed to think. JB was great at summarizing the mountains of documents involved in the closing process.
I truly enjoyed JB's honesty and integrity. I never felt that he was just out to earn a commission. Instead, JB always had my best interest in mind. There were many times when JB told me that something was not worth the price or that the house needed too much work or was not in the right neighborhood, and so on. It was great not feeling pressured into a huge purchase.
I would definitely recommend JB Fung and the Modern Living LA team.