In early March 2021, because of a new job opportunity, my daughter and I decided to look for a two-bedroom, two-bath condo for her in the LA area, commuting distance to Hollywood.
After having done some research on reputable real estate agents and brokers, I had a consultation with Silvia and John of the Barrentine Group (fka Red Real Estate Group). I found this consultation to be particularly productive because, in a brief period of time, I was able to better understand some of the local market practices and the current real estate market trends of Los Angeles. It built my trust and confidence in their ability to help us. More importantly, it gave both of us the opportunity to connect on a personal level with both John and Silvia, an important part of establishing a productive and successful working relationship.
We had a long wish list attached to this goal and shared it with Silvia who was our primary point person throughout the process. From March through mid-May, the three of us exchanged numerous links to potential properties that seemed interesting online. Silvia helped us identify and see 9-10 of the top choices over a weekend in May. She clearly knew the market, was terrific about showing us the broader neighborhoods, informing us about their characteristics and trends, helping us revisit properties on short notice, and assisting us in our offer to buy the property of our choice. She was very helpful and responsive during the closing process, arranging for the inspection, overseeing the delivery and execution of disclosures and documents, and helping us get the transaction done efficiently and smoothly.
I would highly recommend Silvia, her colleagues, and the Barrentine Group. They are knowledgeable, professional, and proactive.