Testimonials

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10 stars! We had an enormous pleasure and honor to be represented by the Smith and Berg Team, both as sellers and as buyers of different properties. We cannot imagine a better agency, everything from start to finish was executed professionally, in total coordination, always on time, and with top quality. The team expertly navigated the complex process of both selling and buying, and we continually felt that they had their clients' interests as their top priority. With the ultra-competitive housing market on the West Side, the whole process could have been quite stressful instead, with the expert guidance of the Smith and Berg Team, we completed our housing journey in record time and with a fantastic outcome. I endorse the agency most enthusiastically.

– Lara D.

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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, a list of improvements to be made to the property prior to listing, and a 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 the 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 and 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 and the team and would highly recommend them to anyone buying/selling in the LA area.

– Mackenzie L.

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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 for one week and we got 6 offers. That was the strategy, and it worked. I was grateful for David Berg's negotiating know-how. The 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.

– Dan K.

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Our family was beyond thrilled with our experience with F. Ron Smith, David Berg, and Team. When I say it was a team effort on their end it truly was. Every detail from pricing, landscaping, staging, repairs, and cleaning, to escrow was treated with utmost detail and responsiveness. For example, there was a plumbing issue at our home and F. Ron and David were at the house within minutes to check on it and address the problem. Our home was listed and sold for the full asking price thanks to the guidance of this team. F. Ron, David, lead a fantastic group that treats each property with the same sense of respect and urgency no matter the listing price. Should another Real Estate need to arise for our family, we will absolutely use F. Ron Smith and David Berg without any hesitation!
 
– Laura O.
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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 negotiation. He's a deal-maker and problem solver. And Nate was terrific, too. Shortly after the 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.
 
– Friedman T.
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I work in Commercial Real Estate (office leasing) and was recommended to David Berg by a friend to help me out with 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 advocates for my needs. He made me feel very comfortable every step of the transaction. I was totally comfortable recommending him to any of my close friends and family and look forward to working with him again when the time comes.
 
– Mike S.
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Ron and David could not have made any greater efforts or been more patient with us, in actually finding and closing three different purchases, all with multiple offers. Two of which fell out due to inspections, but the third is the best and last home for us. In addition, they, along with their team led by Courtney Welsh and backed up by Garrett, Andres, Adrienne, and Krista were also constantly by our side throughout the entire process. This is not just the buying and closing process, but with all the inspector's scheduling and reporting along with the subsequent work we are now doing. The entire Smith/Berg team made a usually stressful process as easy and effortless as possible. We could not recommend them any more highly.
 
– Howard D.
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This is the first online review I have ever done but felt compelled because of my experience with Smith & Berg. The Smith & Berg team is the best group of professionals I have ever worked with. I have worked with them on multiple purchases and sales of homes in West LA. The entire team is knowledgeable, intelligent, responsive, and completely honest. At every step of the way, they were proactive about making the experience exceptional. Any problem or issue was immediately and professionally resolved. David and Ron set a client-centric tone throughout the entire organization that is, in my experience, unmatched. I recommend them without hesitation and would happily discuss with any prospective client.
 
– Alpert J.
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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." a 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 her time and knowledge, she gives it her whole and from her heart. She is a super negotiator; not only by getting us the price we wanted but because of her detailed-oriented nature she attends to necessary details we have not thought about. Sewit is a pleasure and we're lucky to have her as our agent.
 
– Rachel S.
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Wow! David, Ron, and their team are so knowledgeable. They have 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 to 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!
 
– Travid K.

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