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Smith + Berg are the absolute best. Me and the wife met David on a random open house, were between agents at the time, and had had a bad experience recently so we didn't feel like committing to anyone else just then.

David earned our trust through his work. He asked us what exactly we were looking for, and from that moment on only suggested houses that matched that criteria. As opposed to taking us anywhere and saying we could just build another room in the garage. While that may seem standard practice, it hadn't at all been for us.

Once set on making an offer on a property, not only David and F. Ron, but Courtney, Nathalie, Garrett and everyone on their team walked us through each step of the process, were firmly on our side during escrow, and helped us bring it home.

And when we say "walked us through" we mean it, me and the wife both being foreigners, we dropped the ball more than once with all these fancy American protocols, and they either never lost their patience with us, or never let us know it. Either works for us. Would 100% work with them again. (Although I hope the wife doesn't make us move any time soon tbh)

– Rodrigo E.

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The whole team at Smith & Berg Partners were very professional and helpful! They made the process of selling our home very easy, and they were attentive the whole way through. Highly recommend!

– Brad H.

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We had a wonderful experience with David and the Smith & Berg Partners team. They were always responsive and on top of every aspect of the transaction from start to finish. They made everything as easy as possible and we highly recommend working with them!

– Aaron F.

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We are happy that we selected Smith & Berg Partners to handle the sale of our property. David and his team were incredibly patient and kind throughout the process, and we are thankful for that! Their expertise and understanding contributed to the success of this process, resulting in multiple offers. The staff was very helpful and a pleasure to work with. They handled our real estate needs efficiently and always kept us informed of the progress. Their promptness, knowledge of the market, and good energy simplified the process. Being supported by their entire team was definitely a positive experience! We will not hesitate to call David Berg for our future real estate needs and transactions.

– Frida E.

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My husband and I recently sold our house through Smith & Berg Partners and had a pretty completely perfect experience. Both F. Ron and David presented their thoughts, strategies and price suggestion after seeing the house in person and it all made sense to us. We had several improvements to make, all relatively minimal but important, that were all suggested by F. Ron and David. One of my favorite parts of working with them is they have a list of vetted vendors for each job so I didn't have to research or even set up the appointments. Since we were in the middle of a cross country move this was extremely helpful and stress relieving. House was priced correctly and at the end of the first week we had multiple offers and it sold well over asking. Their whole team was made up of lovely, smart, capable people, my husband and I felt very well taken care of through the entire process, much of which was done after we had left the state. I cannot recommend Smith and Berg more highly.

– Laurie N.

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An incredible real estate brokerage firm, and I highly recommend them. Extremely knowledgeable, professional, efficient, organized, responsive, and a pleasure to work with. Received sound, objective advice and had all our questions answered throughout the process, which was seamless. Responses to any questions we had were immediate. Without diminishing anyone else's contributions, which were all substantial, we want to especially thank Courtney Welsh, the firm's Director of Operations. She guided us through the transaction, patiently and clearly answering all our questions. We had full confidence in her and the entire organization and knew we were in the best hands.

– Frank K.

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We have had the pleasure of working with F. Ron, David and the entire Smith & Berg team on multiple transactions over the the last several years. In our most recent transaction we were selling a home in Westwood and received multiple offers above our asking price. As has always been the case, the entire team was with us every step of the way throughout the transaction process. We highly recommend this exceptional team for all of your real estate needs.

– Melissa W.

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Imagine the most efficient AI application combined with the highest level of human creativity, empathy and insight and you have the Smith & Berg team! Every person on this tight team played their role with integrity and professionalism — hand-offs were smooth and the process hummed. My experience selling my home and relocating with Smith & Berg achieved the outcomes I imagined. Signed: lifelong client.

– Jennifer B.

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F. Ron Smith and David Berg, along with their entire team, are true experts. They helped us find our dream home and location and shepherded us through the process every step of the way. They arranged everything, helped us negotiate a very tough deal, and helped us through the entire way, including after closing, and we will always appreciate this. We will be recommending them to our family and friends so they will be in the best hands.

– Marla S.

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F. Ron and David, of Smith and Berg Partners, helped us buy a new home recently. The process was smooth and professional starting from the first meeting, all throughout the escrow and even after the purchase. I will continue to recommend them to friends and family.

– Scott K.

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From day one F. Ron Smith & David Berg have gone above and beyond making the purchase of our new home as smooth as possible. It was such a pleasure to work with their team who are extremely responsive and professional. There were many challenges and obstacles to overcome to make the deal happen, but their confidence and determination was consistent throughout the entire process. They were very clear on their strategy and laid out the process to achieve the best possible results which were achieved. We could not have been any more satisfied or appreciative working with the entire Smith & Berg team.

– Jo L.

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The process could not have been any easier. They had a team that worked through every step of the process and understood our needs as the seller. We had a property that could have been on the market for a few months and instead had offers in the first week. They also assisted us with estate liquidation contacts.

– Craig & Scott L.

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Working with Sewit and the team was a dream! I sold my condo and from the moment I reached out to Sewit and listing (including drone footage, videography, photography and marketing) it was less than 1.5 weeks. I could not believe how quickly they executed, and how professional they were throughout the whole process. The speed was absolutely necessary given how up and down the market has been. I am so grateful that I was able to get my place sold in just weeks after I reached out to the team. They are truly the best there is, and I would wholeheartedly recommend Sewit and the rest of the team at Smith & Berg. Thank you!!!

– Angela Y.

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F. Ron and David always go above and beyond. They are experts and true professionals. They helped us find our last 2 homes and we definitely will work with them again in the future. They are always available to help and everyone in their office is also so lovely to work with. They are able to give keen insight on everything from a home’s potential investment return to design/landscaping ideas. They are also able to navigate the delicate emotional situations that come with home buying and selling with a sense of ease, calm and respect for all. They’re the best!

– Jessica & Travis K.

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We've bought and sold houses and apartments in New York and Miami before, but have never had as positive an experience as we had working with F. Ron and his team. F. Ron is an expert advisor, a design professional, and a master negotiator. What's more, his team is beyond efficient, making the process of buying and/or selling a home seamless and almost pain free! Do yourself a favor and work with Smith and Berg they're truly on another level.

– Bonnie S.

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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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F. Ron and David, of Smith and Berg Partners, came highly recommended to us. After their marketing, showing, closing, and follow through on the sale of our home, we fully understand and repeat that recommendation. They're the best realtors we have ever worked with. They told us how they would prepare, updated us daily, produced two full priced offers on the first day our property was listed, and we closed escrow at over the listing price.

– Robert S.

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F. Ron Smith and David Berg of Smith & Berg Partners are two of the best, most creative real estate agents I've worked with. Having completed both the purchase and the sale process on ONE property in record time—they represented both the seller and me in my purchase, and in less than two months, they brought me a buyer and represented me AGAIN in selling the home. I know firsthand how focused, professional and determined they are when representing a seller, a buyer, or both for me! From this extraordinary home buying, and then home selling experience, I give them my absolute highest recommendation.

– Vick S.

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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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F. 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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We worked with Nate, David, F. 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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Wow! David, F. 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!
 
– Travis K.
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F. Ron Smith and his team are superb. Full service realtor who communicated well through out the entire process. From finding quality tenants to selling our property with little effort from us. There are a lot of options in the area and we refuse to give our business to anyone else.
 
– Sheila N.
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F. Ron and his team helped us with purchasing our new home and the process has been very smooth. Would definitely recommend Smith And Berg!
 
– Sandy Z.

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