My wife and I recently sold our home of 38 years in Los Angeles. In the months prior to doing so, I met with several real estate agents in order to identify the person I wanted to represent my home. We selected Portia Park as our agent for several reasons: She was very familiar with the neighborhood of Miracle Mile, and she was informed about the recently voted in Historical Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) which imposes certain restrictions on homeowners. She was aware of market trends in the neighborhood, and she truly appreciated the older homes such as ours. We felt comfortable with Portia’s analysis of the real estate market in the area and her strategy for selling our property.
Portia led us through the steps of preparing our home for sale. She provided a timetable and helped us find the resources we needed for staging our home and presenting it in the most favorable way. The listing and advertising were top drawer with coverage in local newspapers as well as in the regional papers and MLS. Portia created a website that was outstanding, and provided social media with details and images of the home that created considerable interest. The net result of her efforts led to an extremely well attended public “Open House” and an equally popular agents’ viewing. In the end we had several offers over asking price. From start to finish, Portia was always available for discussion and help.
Portia guided us carefully as we evaluated the offers and provided us with helpful suggestions for selecting the best offer that matched our needs (contingencies, length of escrow, etc.). On more than one occasion, Portia brought to our attention issues or considerations we had not anticipated. Once we had accepted the offer, Portia remained available and was present at all inspections and provided updates and schedules as needed.
We truly enjoyed and appreciated working with Portia throughout the selling process. She is a serious and dedicated professional, and treated us with respect and, I believe, responded to our concerns with our best interest in mind. We never felt “abandoned” by our agent.
We would select Portia to represent us again if we were to sell another house in Los Angeles. However, since we moved to New England, that is not possible! We would certainly and without hesitation recommend Portia to anyone considering selling their property in Los Angeles. Portia and her team was delightful and extraordinary.
Kevin M, Ph.D., Professor (emeritus), UCLA School of Medicine April 24, 2018