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Steven Rood

Premier Agent

6 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Notary

Ratings & Reviews

Steven Rood is the best agent I've ever worked with. He returns calls immediately and works hard for as long as it takes to find the right deal. He knows the market and the legalities of home buying intimately and is a great coach during negotiations, without being heavy-handed. So many agents are just chasing quick commissions; Steven focuses on what's best for clients.

  

04/30/2015 - brianthevenot
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $600K in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA.

Steven Rood is the best agent I've ever worked with. He returns calls immediately and works hard for as long as it takes to find the right deal. He knows the market and the legalities of home buying intimately and is a great coach during negotiations, without being heavy-handed. So many agents are just chasing quick commissions; Steven focuses on what's best for clients.

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03/29/2015 - knox hughes
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $625K in Leimert Park, Los Angeles, CA.

We, my wife and I, are first time home buyers and Steve diligently and thoroughly walked us through every step of the process - he's fantastic!!

Besides being knowledgeable, gracious, responsive and generous with his time (meeting with us late at night to review disclosures and docs, responding early in the morning to texts that were sent even earlier in the morning) - he put us first and always made us feel as though we were his highest priority, which is an amazing way to feel as a home buyer.

To be specific, another real estate agent was pressuring us to look at two different homes within a day and make a quick offer to avoid missing out, as the homes were about to be snatched up fast - so much so, that they wanted to show us the two homes at night, which was the only time in the following 24 hours that we had available.

Well, as luck would have it, we inquired about a property on Zillow and Steve was among several agents that reached out in response.

The difference was, Steve was very prompt - and better than that, he said looking at a house at night was a mistake, since the evening can hide concerns or issues that might only be visible or apparent during the day. I look back now and realize what a rookie mistake we were about to make!!

But, I loved that Steve's concern was more focused on finding us the right home than hurriedly showing us something late at night, so we could plunk down an offer and get embroiled in what ultimately might have been a disaster!

As a result of that initial conversation, Steve called me the next day, just to check in and touch base, and we talked for half an hour about what I do for a living, what my wife does for a living, where we work, to really assess what areas might be the best for us to consider. Steve even suggested some areas we didn't know that well and when I hedged, he offered to tour the areas with us, to show us the kind of neighborhood and community he thought we might be interested in. This personal level of detail, of finding a home that fit our needs, was what sold me on Steve!

And that's what's great about Steve - he looked all over the city for us - he sends a weekly newsletter with current home buying information, such as new interest rate info - and never once did he send us a potential listing that failed to match our evolving criteria for the kind of home we were deciding to buy.

So in the end, we found a great house in Leimert Park and, as my wife said a few weeks ago, it's a dream come true!!

I know there are a lot of Real Estate Agents out there, but Steve works his tail off and I can't imagine getting the kind of service, guidance and insight from anyone else that we got from Steve!

If you're looking to buy a home, I highly, highly recommend you use Steve Rood - he's the BEST!

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03/18/2015 - user5183316
Bought a Condo home in 2015 in Inglewood, CA.

I had the pleasure of working with Steven in the purchase of my first condo. He was very knowledgable about the process and anytime I had questions he answered them in complete detail and was very patient with me throughout my buying process. Being a first time buyer I needed an agent that would look out for my best interest and that's exactly what I got with Steven. I would definitely recommend him for your purchase or sell of a condo or home.

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12/06/2014 - sschulberg9
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $325K in Jefferson Park, Los Angeles, CA.

I had such a wonderful time working with Steven Rood. He helped me find not one, but two, houses that I fell for. He understood what I was seeking, showed me many properties that were in contention, always had useful feedback and advice to offer. In the process, I came to trust and like him. I now live very happily in one of the sweetest bungalows in Los Angeles, and continue to recommend Steven whenever a friend of mine is house-hunting.

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09/24/2014 - Unknown
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $425K in South Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.

We’ve been working with Steven Rood since earlier this year, and recently closed on a house he showed us. Steven has been great to work with, and is very knowledgeable about the industry and made home shopping and buying a really great experience. I have a hectic travel schedule for work, and his flexibility really helped out with our house hunt. We looked at several houses over the past few months, and he helped us find a house in a great area, which fit the needs of our family. I would highly recommend Steven, and if we ever decide to buy or sell another house, we’ll definitely call him. Thank you Steven.

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09/15/2014 - user385640
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $525K in Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys, CA.

Steve Rood is a fantastic real estate agent. As first-time home buyers, we appreciated all of the time he took in the initial stages to explain the process and share his insight into this tough LA market. He not only helped us source great houses, he was very open about potential issues with houses and offered other options and neighborhoods to consider. Steve's knowledge and attention to detail was invaluable when it came to offers / counter offers / inspections etc. He always connected us to top people and we knew we were in very capable hands. Buying a home can be very daunting, confusing, and exciting and Steve was there to guide us each step of the way. We are so grateful and so happy about our new home! Thank you, Steve!

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07/29/2014 - user3132459
Bought a home in 2014 in Winnetka, Los Angeles, CA 91306.

I had no idea what I was doing, a very tight budget, and a short timeline, but Steve got it done! Steve was very patient, attentive, and informative. We spent as much time as I needed to look around for a safe place in my price point and he was very familiar with the areas I was looking in. He talked me through all of the details, every step of the way, and was responsive to all of my many many questions. I am settled in a great condo, that he found for me, and I couldn't be happier. His kindness was truly genuine and refreshing.

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05/23/2014 - rsuvalle
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $975K in Burbank, CA.

Steve should get an award for making this transaction happen. We were only casually looking at houses and stumbled upon our dream house. We tried to make an offer, but without selling our house first the other agent wouldn’t consider it, so we rushed to sell our home and the day ours went on the market, the dream house was taken off the market. We were crushed, but Steve had us write a letter to the owner and then waited in the rain all day to personally hand deliver the letter to the owner. And it worked! He agreed to sell it to us…if we sold our house. So Steve worked doubly hard to get our house sold and get us into the new house and amazingly it worked out. When I eventually met the owner, he said it was Steve and the letter that made it all happen. So I would absolutely recommend Steve for any and all of your real estate needs. He knows this business inside and out, but first and foremost he cares about his clients and their happiness and he’s willing to go that extra mile to make it happen. A+

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05/23/2014 - babyfett
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $950K in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA.

Steve was fantastic. He did a great job marketing and selling our home. He had an open house every weekend until it sold because his philosophy is “the more it’s open, the more chances you’ll find a buyer.” And he was right.

I had a lot of questions for him throughout the sales/escrow process and he had answer for every one. I’m sure at times I tried his patience, but you would never know. He always took the time to explain things to me in layman’s terms and I always felt satisfied with the answers he gave.

Steve also did everything in his power to help the buyer to ensure a smooth transaction on both ends. There were a few inevitable bumps along the way, as there always will be, but Steve went out of his way to smooth them out. And that’s the type of person you want on your side. I highly recommend Steve for all your real estate needs. A+

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05/22/2014 - user63869003
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $975K in Burbank, CA.

He came in representing a potential buyer and I found him to be trustworthy, knowledgeable, honest and fair. His presence definitely facilitated the deal. Indeed, it probably wouldn't have happened without him.

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