Maria Gomez was asked by a realtor friend of mine to help me out finding a house to rent in Los Angeles. Maria didn’t know me, nor did she know the realtor calling, but she decided she would happily help me out.
Immediately, Maria signed me up on a website that lists new homes for rent daily, so I would scan through these listings and make a list over a few days and then call Maria to see when she could call all of these people and put them all together in one trip. I wasn’t buying a home, just renting. But Maria treated me as if I were buying. Los Angeles is a difficult market right now, so we looked and looked. Tirelessly.
Over a very short period of time, we became good friends. She treats everyone with respect and dignity, but when it comes to protecting her clients, Maria knows the rules and laws about renting in each of the areas. I felt truly safe from landlords who might turn out to have less scruples than others.
Finally, we found it. It’s a beautiful home, I was instantly comfortable and the owners are incredibly responsive. I’m single, I don’t smoke or drink and I don’t have large parties so I’m a good tenant. Maria took the time to let the landlord know these facts and they became comfortable with me after a face to face meeting.
Simply, Maria Gomez took a client she didn’t know, worked as hard on a rental as she would a sale and found a place that is now my home. We stay in touch just because we enjoyed working together on this. Maria took an interest in me as a person and not a client. How rare is that !!!
We’ll always be friends and when it comes time for me to buy, there is only one realtor who will be there for me. Maria Gomez, thank you so much !!