Portia was a godsend throughout our home-buying process. I had met with a number of realtors before deciding to work with Portia after an initial consult. She was prompt, knowledgeable, flexible and listened to what our needs were from the beginning. We always felt that she had our best interests in mind and was very accommodating as we explored additional neighborhoods and options during the process. She was very upfront with how the process would work and helped us navigate numerous offers, counter offers and inspections throughout with zero pressure and just good, honest feedback. I value her expertise and professionalism highly and would have no hesitation recommending her or working with her again in the future.
Dr. Alex Fan
Portia, I am truly thankful for your professional services for both of my condo sales in 2014. As you may remember, both sales were complicated and stressful for different reasons. Your staunch advocacy and optimism were so helpful to me during the entire complicated process of selling 2 condo units. I would recommend you to any of my friends.
Tara, Dave, and Robin
Dear Portia, Thank you so much for helping us find our first home in Los Angeles. Your huge enthusiasm, massive patience, and constant good cheer made it happen! We really appreciate all you have done for us.
Portia did a great job helping us with our short sale. She helped guide us through the arduous process and we saw it through. Now we are in our new home and everything is hunky dorey.
Thank you Portia!
Portia helped us purchase a $2.8 Million home in Pacific Palisades, which involved very complex negotiations and terms for the sale.
Elliot E. Ivey
As a first time home buyer, I’d been in the market for several years looking for the perfect fit. The housing market had been on an amazing rebound since 2008, I was noticing that interest rates weren’t spiking too much but the actual home values were increasing at an alarming rate. I decided that now was the time to really make a push to purchase a property and to finally let go of the annoying rental life.
I’d been working with other property brokers in the past who seemed too eager to get me to pull the trigger on something I wasn’t comfortable with, often times telling me that if I didn’t put in an offer right then and there that I had little to no chance. In addition, they would frequently advise me to offer way over asking price. When I’d ask “shouldn’t we start a bit lower and leave room for negotiation?” I was met with a response such as “we need to have the strongest offer for them to take you seriously”. In other words, my opinion was not valid and I felt that the only thing being considered was the commissions that they would receive.
Almost hopeless I called Jen Stein’s office about a property that her team was showing. They returned my call immediately and Portia was the broker who would assist me. She was more than happy to show me the property on my schedule so we took a look. After the showing I was not at all impressed with the property but was very happy with how Portia treated me during the showing. She went above and beyond the protocol and explained many things that I didn’t fully understand. After the showing she assured me that if I were to have her represent me, she would be fully dedicated to finding me a property that would fit my likes and needs. I thought to myself, she is just pitching me like any other broker would do just to get commissions. However, I took a chance and agreed to let her represent me on this epic quest.
Within three weeks we found my current townhouse/condo. Portia held my hand throughout the entire process, explaining every single details of inspection, the loan process, etc. Better yet, she advise we go in with our offer $20,000 below asking. At first they seller did not accept but Portia kept working on it and they came back agreeing to our offer. I know that I called, texted, emailed and had her meet me in person ad nauseam but she was always available and would respond as if she were a long time friend or family member. Another reason I respect Portia so much is that she will not act as if she knows something when she does not. However, she will always go the extra mile to find out what the answer is for you while you handle the other aspects of life.
I would confidently and happily refer Portia to anyone of my friends and family without hesitation. I will most definitely use her services again in the near future whether I decided to buy income property or an upgraded home for myself. Portia Park is truly a one of a kind real estate agent and an even better person. Thank you Portia!!!
Lauren (Sotheby’s Agent)
Just wanted to say thank you for being great to work with! Hope to do another deal with you !
Dear Portia, The house is so lovely and we are settling in nicely, I think. Thank you again for all your hard work. We are so very grateful we crossed paths with you. You remain the best. I cannot stop singing your praises so, rest assured, anyone who is selling will be hearing your name nonstop. Seriously.