I normally do not write recommendation letters because they feel stale and generic, but I felt compelled to do so this time based on the excellent service I received from Angela Armenta.
As a first time home buyer, I was extremely nervous and cautious. As a litigator, I was extremely aggressive and opinionated. Angela had her work cut out for her.
After meeting Angela for the first time, she quickly put my mind at ease by listening to what I had to say, including my bias and uninformed opinions. During our initial meeting, she took diligent notes regarding my specific needs in a beach condominium (ocean view, large tub, kitchen island), as well as my budgetary requirements. Rather than ignore my bias and opinions, she addressed them head on and educated me on the home buying process. She is very talented technologically and made excellent use of the real estate databases to quickly find me a variety of condominiums for sale in West LA, including Malibu, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey and Manhattan Beach. I know this because Angela kept me informed of her progress every step of the way. Then as proof that she listened to my needs, she did not waste my time with units that were out of out of my price range or not in line with my specific needs.
A master with the contract negotiations, Angela came up with a deal that was good for me and made the sellers happy as well. She recommend that I write the sellers a letter and express my desire to buy their home. This was a key factor in getting the unit because there were other buyers bidding on the property.
I found Angela to be a highly attentive agent, almost as if I were her only client, although I know that was not the case. She returned all phone calls and emails within an hour. I never felt neglected or unimportant. She is personable with an engaging personality. Angela attended all inspections and was forthright about changes that the sellers needed to make. Despite my constant questions, she was always happy to provide me with an answer. On the rare occasions that she did not know the answer, she was diligent in finding the answer as quickly as possible. Finally, Angela continued to fight for me after the sale and I moved into the unit. After my move in, there were minor issues that needed addressed and she handled them quickly, efficiently and without complaint.
I am pleased to recommend Angela to anyone looking to buy a home. Although she never sold my home (because I did not have one to sell), I am confident she would bring the same work ethic and intensity into selling her clients’ homes as she does for her buyer clients. I will use Angela in the future and will, and have, recommended her to current real estate buyers and sellers.