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Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $1.475M in Altadena, CA.
I wholeheartedly and enthusiastically recommend Dhari to anyone looking to sell or purchase a home. She sold our house for over asking and helped us purchase our current house. Dhari is personable, professional, and goes the extra mile for her clients. She is extremely knowledgeable about the Pasadena/Altadena and surrounding markets.
Sold a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $500K in South Arroyo, Pasadena, CA.
How much do we love Dhari? Let me count the ways...
When it comes to representing you, Dhari is a breath of fresh air. We've had many agents over the years, and she is truly amongst the best of the best.
We were selling our condo in a difficult market condition. Dhari's marketing strategies and suggestions for staging were top-flight. She was always respectful or our own ideas.
Our home took many months to sell, and Dhari stayed positive and upbeat through it all, including several disappointments along the way. Her enthusiasm never flagged. I can understand how it can be easy to lose interest in a property after the first month or so, but Dhari stuck with us, holding many open houses and working to find creative ways to market our home.
In the end, she helped us find the right buyers for our home, which held much sentimental value since all of our children were born there.
Dhari is a consummate professional. I cannot speak highly enough of her!
We worked with Dhari this past year selling our home and purchasing our new home. She is one of the most professional people we've ever worked with - she was always available, extremely responsive and listened to our needs. She knows the Pasadena area real estate market superbly and whenever I told another agent we were working with Dhari their first response was always how professional she is. Our closings were seamless and we were able to keep to our calendar dates for both transactions. We had multiple offers within days of our listing and Dhari helped us maneuver the process and pick the strongest offer. Dhari always had our best interests at heart and her negotiation skills reflect an agent who is truly confident and educated in her field.
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $675K in Altadena, CA.
I am not prone to hyperbole but to describe Dhari Thein as a great real estate agent seems like a vast understatement somehow. She was a true joy to work with in both selling and buying our homes. We were so impressed with Dhari’s vast market knowledge and expertise on the initial meeting that we broke all of our rules and hired her on the spot. Her experience, intelligence and deep understanding of our local real estate market make her an ideal agent. She gave us an honest and concise business plan that reflects the current housing environment when selling our house. We received multiple offers, some over our asking price within the first week of listing. She was aggressive and diligent in representing us as buyers, getting the best price possible for our new home. Her broad knowledge of the various real estate minutiae shows in all of her transactions. Dhari is legendary among our circle of friends because we talk ceaselessly about her warmth and professionalism. Dhari Thein has our deepest respect and endorsement. We really could not imagine more pleasurable experience.
Following a length illness, my father passed away peacefully in his Altadena home in January of 2012. Although his passing had been expected for some time, the shock of it was difficult to digest. With a heavy heart, I began the process of preparing to sell my father’s house. This would be a difficult task for anyone, but it was particularly hard for me, since I live in Massachusetts some 3,000 miles away. Thankfully I found Dhari, and she helped to facilitate every step of the process. She arranged for a packer to help sort through all the personal items my father had left behind. She arranged for contractors to come in and address the property’s many issues. We installed a new roof, replaced a portion of the driveway, and rebuilt two decks. We ran a new gas line to the guest house and installed a new range. We also painted the entire interior of the house. Dhari managed the entire project speaking to me every step of the way. Once ready, Dhari arranged for the property to be staged, photographed and advertised. Finally, we were ready to list the property. Dhari held an open house on Thursday and Sunday. By Monday, we had 10 offers all over the asking price. Yesterday, the house closed, and without Dhari’s help, I would never have been able to get through this process. Dhari is by far, hands down the finest realtor I have ever met.
Bought a Single Family home in 2009 for approximately $700K in East Central, Pasadena, CA.
Working with Dhari to find our first home in Pasadena was a wonderful experience. Dhari really listened to what we were hoping to find--aesthetically and financially. Even in a competitive buyer's market and after making several offers on various homes, Dhari didn't get discouraged and her perseverance is what led to us finding our current home. She gave us her honest opinion about each property and is a valuable resource on historical features and the best ways to maintain them. We trust Dhari as if she's a family member and if we ever decide to sell our home and buy another, we would call Dhari in a heartbeat.
Dhari worked closely with us although we live 400 miles away from the property sold. She was very helpful in guiding us with the items we needed to update in the home. She was always willing to meet with contractors when we were not available. She was very quick to return our calls and e-mails. Her knowledge of the Real Estate market and sale process was very impressive. During negotiations with the buyer, she was excellent. The sale of our home went very smoothly because of Dhari's efforts. Our overall experience with Dhari and Podley Properties was excellent. I would highly recommend her to anyone in the area who wanted to sell their home.
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $750K in East Central, Pasadena, CA.
From our first meeting Dhari demonstrated her expertise in marketing and merchandising real estate. She made an excellent recommendation on pricing that produced results above the asking price. She had an excellent partner that did a great job in staging the house for photography and showings of the property.
Dhari is immediately responsive as well as available to help with the details. She provided clear explanations on every document that needed to be signed, and offered helpful suggestions.
Dhari was available to help with any task that needed to be completed to prepare, sell, and move from the house. It was a pleasure to work with her.
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $500K in North Central, Pasadena, CA.
After the bust of the housing market I was disgusted with the housing industry and highly suspicious of all individuals working in it, but Dhari showed me the huge value of working with an extremely knowledgeable agent who can find you the house of your dreams, and save you lots of time and MONEY!
Dhari Thein was an amazing asset in our recent relocation from Oxford, England to the Pasadena, California area. Dhari was recommended by a friend of a colleague so I checked out her website, along with a couple of other realtors, read her reviews and was sold! We never once regretted our decision to work with Dhari. While we were stressed out and sleep deprived from the 8 hour jet lag from England, Dhari was always cheerful, encouraging and punctual. She easily translated the new real estate jargon into words we could understand, pointed out possible concerns and benefits of the various homes and locations and kept us moving in the right direction. It took us 9 months from first meeting to find and close on the right house but Dhari listened to our wants and worked within those parameters. She never pushed us to make a rash decision, encouraged us to buy well within our means and had first rate contacts for all those various things you need when closing on and setting up a house in a new place. My teenage kids nicknamed her the “Nang Ninja Realtor” (nang ninja roughly translates “awe inspiring, worthy of props” in British slang); she really was cool under pressure and exudes a willingness and ability to over come obstacles in buying and selling houses.