Smith & Berg skillfully guided me through a trust sale of my deceased parents' home. From my first meeting with Sewit Eshetu and David Berg, I was impressed with what felt like a realistic assessment of the home's value and a sensible plan for getting it ready for the market. I benefited from S&B's ongoing relationships with a contractor, landscaper, and staging company. While work was being done, Sewit kept an eye on progress and made sure the house was secure (a big help, since I didn't live nearby). The house was on the market one week and we got 6 offers. That was the strategy, and it worked. I was grateful for David Berg's negotiating know-how. Escrow closed smoothly with no drama. Courtney Welsh, S&B's Director of Operations, communicated with me regularly during the whole process, from preparations through escrow, and I was always confident that the sale was in good, professional hands. Smith & Berg did a great job, and I recommend them highly"
Sewit Eshetu is a professional, kind, hardworking and gentle individual. My husband and I have enjoyed our experiences when purchasing our home on "Courtney Ave." few years ago and now as she continues to be the leasing agent for our home. She made the process of purchasing a home a joyful experience as she doesn't hold back with her time and knowledge, she gives it her whole and from the heart. She is a super negotiator; not only by getting us the price we wanted but because of her detailed oriented nature she attends necessary details we have not thought about. Sewit is a pleasure and we're lucky to have her as our agent."
WOW. David, Ron and their team are so knowledgeable. They has an amazing energy and were very strategic when it came to our situation - which was listing, and buying, contingent on our home selling. They are both very hands on and communicative. They were able to navigate and manage both transactions seamlessly and delivered on all expectations. They have been there for us even after the transaction closed. We hired many of their recommended vendors to service our home - and the recommendations were similarly exceptional. Highly recommended!"
After relocating to LA from NYC and surveying the market on our own, we met David Berg to help with our home search. Couldn't have been more pleased with the experience. He's an effective and savvy advocate with a good understanding of where the pressure points are in the scope of a negotiation. He's a deal-maker and problem solver. And Nate was terrific, too. Shortly after meeting, David identified a home that fit our needs -- and because it was still under construction we had the ability to incorporate changes into the final deal. David's work didn't stop once we closed -- he has gone above and beyond and has helped us in countless other ways as we settled into our new home. Class act all around. Highly recommend David and his team"
We worked with Nate, David, Ron and the team to sell our condo in Brentwood, and cannot say enough good things about the team and the process. Starting with our first walkthrough before listing the condo, where the team showed up with a pricing strategy, list of improvements to be made to the property prior to listing, and detailed marketing timeline, we felt extremely confident we were in good hands. Our condo ended up only being on the market 17 days before we were in escrow above asking price with multiple backup offers. This was a dream scenario as a seller and we were so impressed with the team’s hard work to get us there. During the listing and escrow period, Nate + the team were there for our every need and went above and beyond to promptly answer every text, phone call and late night email we had. We are so happy we chose to work with Nate + the team and would highly recommend them to anyone buying/selling in the LA area"
I work in commercial real estate (office leasing), and was recommended to David Berg by a friend to help me out in my home purchase. David is a pro. He put a great amount of skill and effort into the purchase of my first home, and put a strategy forth that allowed us to navigate the transaction from beginning to end, calmly... with no surprises. He explained the purchase process to me along the way, and always answered questions quickly and effortlessly. He is a strong negotiator, and advocated for my needs... he made me feel very comfortable every step of the transaction. I was totally comfortable recommend him to any of my close friends and family, and look forward to working with him again when the time comes."