Gerry was our realtor for eight months and assisted my husband and I in purchasing our first home in Redondo Beach. She is now a dear friend. From the first encounter we had with Gerry at an open house, we knew she would be our realtor. At the open house Gerry was more interested in getting to know us and understanding our needs, than showing us a house we were not ready to purchase. As soon as we mentioned potential for a family, she directed us to a map and started explaining the districts and schools in the Torrance and Redondo Beach areas. Several weeks later Gerry gave us a whirlwind tour of Torrance, an area we were not as familiar with, scheduling a handful of home visits for us. Throughout the eight months, Gerry was with us every step of the way. Early on she not only explained the entire home-buying process, but also provided an in-depth review of the offer paperwork. Gerry was very knowledgeable and experienced, and gladly explained the information multiple times. She checked in with us regularly, and would use potential homes and open houses as educational opportunities. One of the greatest features of Gerry is that she was always very patient, and wanted us to be happy with our purchase. Upon our offer being accepted, Gerry stayed in constant communication with us – always keeping us abreast of the short and long-term deadlines. In addition to pre-arranging our physical inspection to ensure she could lock-in a preferred inspector, she arranged a roof inspection with a well-known roofer and was present for both inspections. Gerry was strategic in managing the flow of information between the seller’s realtor and us. While we knew Gerry had other sales going on during this time, we felt like we were her only clients. Gerry was a true advocate, even attending our final walk-through. She also came to the rescue during our move-in, recommending plumbers and scheduling a handyman at the last minute upon our request. We are very fortunate to have worked with Gerry, and would undoubtedly recommend her to friends and family. Her patience, attentiveness, and thoroughness were key to a well-executed home purchase. But above all else, her friendly personality made her a pleasure to work with. We are now in a wonderful home, and know Gerry will assist many others in finding their perfect home. Happy house hunting!