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Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $1.1M in Encino, Encino, CA.
Brian helped me negotiate a very complex deal for a new house and helped me sell a house. I got a great deal out of both the sale and the purchase. Brian was incredibly patient with me, as we looked at a lot of homes before I made my decision on a new home. I actually was bidding on two houses at the same time, which made it even more complex, but I liked both homes and I needed to work through both negotiations to a certain point to determine which deal would be better for me long term.
I have worked with a lot of real estate agents over the years, and I have never met one as qualified as Brian in understanding the market, having the ability to evaluate a home's value, thoroughly understanding the buying and selling process, understanding the detailed legal language, and negotiation. Brian is the best in all of these categories.
Brian helped me think through multiple negotiation strategies, how to position the offers and counter offers, when to time our moves, etc. He plays the real estate game like an expert chess champion. I must also stress that he genuinely holds the best interest of his clients as the priority over his own gains. He will always do what is best for his clients, and will never pressure you. He is all about helping you make informed decisions.
Once we completed the successful negotiation of my new home, Brian helped me to sell my previous home. It was a beautiful home that I spent several years renovating, so it was an easier house to sell. Brian quickly found several buyers and most importantly he found the right buyers that could qualify for the loan, that really wanted the home, and that also were reasonable in the negotiation. They got a great house and I got the sale price I was looking for.
After my experience with Brian I recommended him to some friends of mine that were having difficulty with their realtor, and finding the right home. Brian stepped in very quickly, found them the right home, and helped them close on the home at a great price.
Brian is the best. Don't just take my word for it. Invite him over and listen to what he has to say and you will be convinced too.
We had a great experience working with Brian and are totally happy with the outcome. He does a great job and was very attentive and responsive throughout the process. He was present for all inspections and walked us through everything, which as a first time home buyer was greatly appreciated. We would definitely work with him again or recommend him to a friend.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $350K in Glassell Park, Los Angeles, CA.
As a native Midwesterner, when I say someone feels like family I truly mean it. Brian is fantastically knowledgeable about the process of buying a house, utterly innovative in terms of big picture desires and a family or individual's specific wants and needs, and also has a back ground in design to help with any remodeling or structural thoughts. Brian's extensive understanding of every inch of the house buying process made us home owners--we could never have done it without him.
As a major bonus we got to know a wonderful person with perhaps the world's most winning old Hollywood smile, as well as his support team--who were just as great and helpful to us as Brian himself. Brian and his team made finding our family home fun and we found the perfect fit. Luckily we still get to see Brian and his family around our neighborhood to check in.
Working with Brian was truly a delight, he help us purchase an investment piece of property, which was a unique deal in itself. This piece of property had fallen into REAP which means that the city was involve in selling this property. There were many different, and tedious requirements for us to buy this, Brian was tremendously helpful, and very patience with all this.. Brian was always willing to go the extra mile that it took to buy this property.. When it was time to sell this rental property he help in that aspect too. Brian has a list of contractors, and specialty people there to help when needed.. I would highly recommend Brian for your listing, or buying needs when it comes to real estate.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $200K in El Sereno, Los Angeles, CA.
Brian has been a tremendous help to my with my property search. He has consistently provided me with pertinent and useful information to help me chose the right home. He shared his experience and knowledge with me that was absolutely priceless. I felt that Brian was an indispensable asset in the process of finding the right home.
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $550K in Glassell Park, Los Angeles, CA.
We purchased our first home with Brian. In one occasion when we were thinking about going through with the purchase, we spoke to Brian about our other property and asked him for some advice. Our other units were located near the home we were looking at. I remember Brian, in work shoes and all, taking a not so short walk with us down the hill to take a look at our other property. It said a lot about who he was and how he worked just on this first meeting.
Brian was always very patient with us while we made the decision to buy our first home. He was always available to answer any questions. He is also assertive and extremely knowledgeable and not to mention, fun!
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $300K in Cypress Park, Los Angeles, CA.
A few years ago, we were looking for some rental property in Northeast LA. The process took a bit longer than expected, due to the competitive market and a few strange actions on the part of several sellers. Through it all, Brian put in the extra time and effort required to make our purchase happen. We are mighty grateful and would recommend him to anyone buying or selling real estate in the area.
Brian represented me in a commercial property acquisition in 2012. We met each other in 2011, when I was involved in another acquisition of commercial property. He represented the seller in the transaction, and I was impressed with Brian's attention to detail and approachable demeanor. Based upon my positive interaction with him, I made sure to seek him out when I was ready to pursue another real estate transaction. Brian was knowledgeable, thorough and intent on making sure I had all questions answered in order to make an informed decision. The transaction was problem-free and efficient from start to finish. Brian is the consummate professional and I would highly recommend him. He is a top notch real estate agent.
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 in Eagle Rock, Eagle Rock, CA.
I’ve known Brian for more than a year. He is intelligent, articulate and well versed in real estate. He sets high goals for himself and is willing to work hard to achieve those goals. His interpersonal skills and rapport with other people are exemplary. What impresses me most about Brian is his diligent and patient nature with people. He is sharp and has a willingness to help others, even if it is not in his interest. He would often spend a tremendous amount of time with me explaining the real estate process and my options as a first time home buyer. I find him to be a profound thinker both in regards to his diverse background in construction/engineering, which has he has been able to leverage and blend well into his current profession in real estate, and life in general. Brian communicates well, has a good sense of humor and, most importantly, is a man of integrity. He is kind yet firm and has a very adaptable personality, which is why I give Brian Fitzburgh the very highest recommendation.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $50K in Glassell Park, Los Angeles, CA.
Brian has become a very trusted authority and real estate expert in our neighborhood after building two properties and establishing his business here. His key attributes are simply responsive service to his clients and resolute follow-through to make things happen. I purchased the lot adjoining my property through Brian. He was able to guide the process with sensitivity to local issues and control of all the elements needed to bring the negotiations to fruition. The transaction concluded with two happy parties and I believe a feeling of fairness by both myself and the seller. On a number of occassions I have referred friends and associates to Brian for help. He has always provided curtious service....even when there was no apparant opportunity for himself. I never hesitate to to recommend Brian as he never disappoints and always delivers.