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Melissa & Jason Improta Reviews

Melissa & Jason Improta
Real estate agents (15 years experience)
17 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Short-Sale

 
- Highly likely to recommend
01/17/2014 - becca farrell
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $650K in Del Rey, Los Angeles, CA.
Jason and Melissa helped me navigate my search for a new home in a hot, hot market. When most homes were receiving all cash and multiple offers within days of coming on the market, it was a daunting task for a traditional buyer with a specific list of wants like myself. But the Improtas kept me updated with every new listing and current trends in the market place. It may have taken longer than I expected but in the end, I found the perfect home of my dreams at the right price. I couldn't be happier.
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- Highly likely to recommend
11/17/2013 - dne4
Sold a home in 2013.
Melissa and Jason represented us when we bought our new place and sold our old condo. We cannot say enough about how good they are: they are easy to work with, incredibly knowledgeable, and they will do the hard legwork to help find the right house and the right buyer.

They helped us get our new place at an excellent price (and helped us negotiate significant credits with the seller), and then, with thorough research and excellent staging advice, they got us our asking price from a well-qualified buyer within two weeks on our old place.

We could not be happier with their work, and we recommend them without reservation.
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07/25/2013 - user56589471
Bought a Condo home in 2010 for approximately $300K in Tarzana, Tarzana, CA.
I have known Melissa and Jason Improta for over seven years and they are wonderful realtors. They are knowledgeable, friendly, accountable and work with integrity. I had them help me purchase a home three years ago and I couldn't have been more pleased with their professionalism. Seven years ago I met them when I was looking for my first home. We viewed many homes before deciding on one and we presented an offer (which was accepted). I ended up not purchasing that property due to my current employer downsizing and I was laid off. I held on to their information knowing that the day would come when I would begin searching again. I started looking again in 2009. After completing my profile with them, I began receiving daily emails for propterties that fell into the parameters I outlined. We must have viewed a hundred homes. Jason was always understanding and helpful when frustration got the best of me and told me "my property" would eventually reveal itself. And it did but not how I originally imagined. I ended up purchasing a foreclosure. I had no knowledge about them but Melissa and Jason knew all about them and guided me through the entire process. My fears were quickly put to rest when everything fell into place quickly, which I took as a sign that this place was truly supposed to be mine. I was the type of buyer who wanted to understand everything about the process and the Improtas were very accommodating. I have referred them to many acquaintances and friends and will continue to do so.

If you are looking for realtors who know their business, know Southern California (they will buy and sell any where!), are friendly, knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile for their clients, Melissa and Jason Improta are the realtors you want!

And extremely happy customer,

Lori
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07/22/2013 - user3151245
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $1.325M in Calabasas, CA.
We were interested in purchasing a home in Calabasas at a time when most sellers were considering multiple offers for their properties. In addition, we had a very specific wish list that we did not want to compromise on. When a property hit the market that peaked our interest through an internet search we were quick to contact the Improtas after reading their excellent reviews on multiple websites. Missy responded immediately and arranged for a property viewing the following weekend. We loved the house and placed an offer but as we expected, found ourselves in a multiple bid situation. With Missy’s advice and outstanding professional reputation in the area, we prevailed and our offer was accepted. We can attest to the fact that Missy is a skilled negotiator and strong advocate for her clients. She always had our best interests in mind and made the entire process through closing understandable and effortless for us. With her help, accessibility, and technology savvy nature, we managed everything from out of town and did not have to miss a single day of work. We are convinced that there is no better team in real estate than the Improtas and highly recommend them for your home search or sale!
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It was a pleasure working with you and we are thrilled you prevailed! Health and happiness in your new home!

 

- Highly likely to recommend
07/16/2013 - user6588278
Sold a home in 2013.
Missy Improta is the perfect agent if you have a demanding job, small child, and need to get your place sold for top dollar!

I met Missy several years ago through a friend. Missy came to my home on several occassions to discuss putting it on the market. She routinely checked in to see if I was ready to sell. I chose her as my agent because she kept in touch, and was never pushy.

I couldn't have gotten my place ready for open house without her. She rearranged my furniture and gave me a list of things to do to so that I didn't have to spend $$$ on a professional stager. She brought signs and even made one for parking! I had over 60 people come to my open house.

The escrow process was so EASY with Missy. She was on top of everything, and gave me friendly reminders of documents to review and sign. She also arranged for ALL the inspections and repair work necessary to close. I didn't have to make one phone call to a contractor or wait all day for them to arrive. Missy handled everything.

She was so professional throughout the whole process and made sure that I was happy. She was reasonable (even when I wasn't) and provided lots of guidance. Escrow closed on time with NO problems.

BTW, I received 8 offers and sold for $40k over asking. Thanks Missy!
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- Highly likely to recommend
05/15/2013 - user8248077
Bought a home in 2013.
I had a terrific experience working with Missy and Jason Improta to purchase a home in Calabasas. They are incredibly responsive, tech savvy and go out of their way to do as much as they can to mininimize the hassle for their clients. Missy did an excellent job building rapport with the Seller which got my offer in the door and accepted. She is highly personable and has good instincts about how to approach negotiations.

Throughout the process, I felt both Missy and Jason's top priority was getting a good deal for me and meeting my expectations vs. just trying to get the deal done. For example, they advised me to hold off on signing one of the contingency waivers because they wanted to confirm some information with escrow.

Both Missy and Jason understand how to work efficiency with busy clients who work full time and are trying to squeeze in a real estate transaction on the side. They are highly resoonsie on text, email, phone and use DocuSign to avoid their clients having to hunt down fac machines. They even arranged for moving boxes to be delivered to my new house and got me a thoughtful gift which was tailored to my specific needs.

The were thorough, diligent and a pleasure to work with. They understand the local market well. I highly recommend the Improtas!
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10/28/2012 - user9100121
Bought a Multiple Occupancy home in 2012 for approximately $1.075M in Santa Monica, CA.
Missy and Jason made our house-buying transaction a breeze. Knowledgeable, responsive, and hip, Missy and Jason were quick to contact and negotiate. Missy has a way with connecting and getting the facts straight. Escrow? Totally stress free, these two made sure we were totally prepared and forewarned. We were also thankful for the great recommendations for inspectors who were professional and efficient. I recommend this pair to anyone in the market!
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09/23/2012 - user9463368
Bought a home in 2012.
Missy and Jason were with me at every step of the process - from when I just had a few questions about looking for a place to when I moved into my new condo in Marina Del Rey. They were always able to provide advice, perspective and referrals. Now I've moved into my new place without a hitch and I love it.
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09/17/2012 - RobinHolloway
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $625K in Studio City, North Hollywood, CA.
Missy and Jason are THE BEST! They walked us through the entire process. You can't do any better than this team.
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09/05/2012 - user481419
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $875K in Mid City, Los Angeles, CA.
We (my husband and I) were relocated to Los Angeles for a job promotion. We were introduced to the Improtas by the agency we had used in the market where we just sold our house in the east coast. We had never lived in LA; and we need guidance on where the housing market was trending, which areas would be suitable for commuting, and how the process of buying a house unfolds in California.

From the start of our conversations while we were still east, Missy understood our parameters on price, quality, features and timing. We were fortunate to be able to make a trip west and meet in person for an extended weekend of househunting. This trip only deepened her understanding of our needs and wishes as well as our comfort and desire to work with her.

We were picky and wanted to see everything that came on the market in our price range and in our parameters. She made daily email updates with new listings as they hit the market. We had extensive emails and calls about which would suit and which may not. She volunteered to go see houses on our behalf. We really felt like we were her only client.

Once we had moved to LA,, we went househunting with a vengeance: open houses, brokers' open days, extra days during the week. After one unsuccessful bid on a house that received multiple offers, we found a house which fit the list. She helped us put an offer together based on comparable sales in the area. Missy simplified the flow of paperwork by enrolling us in an electronic signature service, which allowed us to sign any offer and counteroffer electronically (especially important when our entire home office was packed up in boxes in storage). She sent us a "what happens now" once our offer was accepted. She executed inspections well within any deadlines giving us plenty of time to consider all aspects of the purchase--good and bad. We reflected back any concerns and problems. She guided us on negotiating pricing and responses. In the end, we got our house at what was a fair price in a market that was not patient for deliberations nor dawdling by buyers.

Once the purchase was done, it didn't stop there. She supplied us with names and phone numbers of any subcontractor we may need and even some we did not need. She literally turned her phone book of professional contacts over to us to help us make the house our home.

I enjoyed the process of househunting with her so much that I want to go out and continue to look at houses for sale just so I can enjoy her professional approach and knowledgeable insight on LA real estate.

We could not have been in better hands.
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Sotheby's International Realty - Ew
23647 Calabasas Rd
Calabasas, CA  91302
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