Nicola and Luke Vruwink
Being new to Los Angeles and overwhelmed by the competitive process of home buying, Kathleen was the perfect realtor to calm our nerves and reassure us that we would get the home of our dreams. The first realtor we worked with made us feel inadequate and hopeless and downright silly for thinking we could own a house. Kathleen assured us we could find what we wanted and afford it and we were in our house merely 2 months after the process began. She was always ready and available and so helpful, practically holding our hands through the entire process! And now we have a home in the neighborhood we wanted and are ever grateful to Kathleen for making it happen.
I recently moved from New York City. A friend reccommended that if I ever planned on purchacing a home in Los Angeles, that there was only one agent to work with, and that was Kathleen Mahoney. I am glad I listened to my friends advice, and I would highly recommend the same to anyone who asked. Kathleen is honest, focused and understands the needs and requirements of her clients. I went through my 'wish list' with her, and within three days, Kathleen had found my dream home. The entire process was quick and painless. She is a wonderful person and I plan on working with her again if I ever decide to move.
Rebecca Mann & Renee Basford
Renee and I had decided to take the plunge and buy a house together, preferably a duplex somewhere in the Silverlake/Echo Park area. Neither of us had any real estate experience whatsoever, but we were both at a point in our lives when we knew it would make a lot of sense to get some. The fact that it made sense did not, however, stop us from being completely freaked out about it.
Luckily, we had Kathleen Mahoney. When we were first approaching buying a house, it seemed like an insurmountable task, but with Kathleen guiding us it suddenly seemed not only manageable, but actually enjoyable. She patiently led us through every step, always explaining everything in ways that us home-buying neophytes could understand and answering all of our many, many, many questions along the way.
We ended up with just the right place, and Kathleen has continued to help us whenever we need her. I've known Kathleen for almost ten years, and she is truly one of the finest people I've ever known. I highly recommend her as a realtor, even more highly if you are a first-time home buyer - you couldn't be in better hands!
I was a first time buyer and worked with agent Kathleen Mahoney and was so thrilled that she was my agent.
Being my first time and buying in Los Angeles can be scary and stressful and she was so very calm and made the procedure quite easy.
Kathleen explained that the house that I was to own would be mine and it did come true. She found the, 'perfect' house for me in the price range that I was hoping for.
I am a business person but was a bit uneasy on how to go about getting a home. I got nervous and felt that I did not know what I was doing. Kathleen made it so painless and quite exciting, she explained things to me and held my hand through out the entire procedure.
I absolutely love my home and my neighborhood, funny that I waited so long to buy. The moment I met Kathleen and she became my agent, I just could not wait to get the ball rolling and get my home.
Thank you Kathleen, you are wonderful at what you do.
Kathleen helped me purchase my first home and I wouldn't have wanted it any other way. She transformed an overwhelming, confusing, and seemingly impossible process into a calm, manageable and sometimes even fun journey. She held my hand every step of the way (believe me, there were many steps) and I always felt that I had a formidable, unwavering guide looking out for my best interests. Kathleen's continued interest in me and my house after the sale was unexpected and much appreciated.
We greatly enjoyed working with you in our pursuit of a new home. You definitely had our best interest in mind, were aggressive with selling agents, and did not push us to buy. In the end, we found the house that fits best for our family. Thanks!
I had worked previously with a realtor who treated me like she couldn't really be bothered with my relatively modest budget, but Kathleen made me feel like I was her most important client, making herself available and going out of her way to work with my crazy schedule. She maintained a positive attitude about finding me a great house, even in a tight market, and stayed calm even when I was freaking out. I never could have done it without her help!
Karen listened to my description of what I was looking for and, when it proved hard to find the exact thing I wanted in my neighborhood and price range, she kept in mind THE SPIRIT of my desires and eventually found what I believe to be the perfect condo for me!
On working with Karen Lewis ....
'Karen is the only kind of realtor I'd ever want to have. She knows that buying a home is personal. With a clear eye toward the kind of environment we would respond to, she encouraged us to consider a property's inherent qualities and drawbacks. She made it her business to know us and had the vision to imagine our life in a particular space. Her focus is on finding the right fit for her clients, not in simply closing a deal. Trust and faith are key. With the biggest financial and lifestyle decision most people ever make, having an advocate like Karen was incredible.'
Having a small budget, grand desires, and psychotic reactions to financial matters did NOT make us ideal clients. My husband and I each brought our own unique neuroses to the process: I wanted to find a place that felt good.
Somehow Karen figured out what the heck that meant. My husband needed to crunch every single number for himself backwards and forwards . . . several times. Looking back on it now, I
'Karen asked me a number of questions regarding my needs, including location and price, among others and was then able to show me places that fit those needs. By doing so the process of buying a house was quick, efficient and even fun!!'
Looking for a house is never easy. Working with Karen Lewis is. I met Karen years ago at an Open House, when I was a total 'Looky Lou'. I remember liking her immediately. After we spoke about what I was ultimately looking for, we agreed she would fax me properties to take a look at. At my leisure, no pressure... which I really appreciated. Several years later when I was serious, I contacted Karen and we scoured LA. I looked from Santa Monica to Hancock Park. Karen was always friendly, focused, knowledgeable and able to put up with my indecisiveness. Today, I am a happy homeowner in Cheviot Hills, thanks to Karen. She's the best.
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