Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Chino Hills, CA.
As you know a home is a valuable asset. The right person to represent your home is just as valuable. There were so many surmounting obstacles to this sale, but Valerie Pestana proved herself equal to the task. First, my roommate would not leave. Valerie spoke with her attorney and carried out the eviction process. That took 3 months with several visits to the roommate. Second, when the house became empty of people and possessions, Valerie prepared the house for a proper viewing. This involved bringing in workers to paint, replace doors & toilets & carpet, build an inside step for safety, remove outside debris. Third, it became apparent that she needed her banker to qualify funding so the screening of buyers would give a true picture. Fourth, she managed well the coverage through newspaper and speaking to her Board of Realtors. Fifth, some buildings and add-ons did not have a permit and the fines were going to be quite substantial. Valerie worked feverishly with city hall and other interested groups to find an acceptable lower fee. This took numerous frustrating hours with attorneys and city officials even in another town. Sixth, Valerie unearthed a grave issue concerning the septic tank. She had it inspected (the earth dug up). It was vastly corroded. She worked with a contractor to connect the property to the city sewer. You can’t imagine all the cost involved in this. Seventh, her husband came to the property to work with the sprinkler system. Eighth, she adjusted the selling price to find that dollar appeal in a tough market. Ninth, finally, a buyer with an acceptable offer. Now try to believe this, Valerie persuaded the buyer to “donate” a large dollar amount to help the seller pay for sewer connection fees. Valerie Pestana assisted an out-of-town seller with various handicaps to regain a bank account and to get on with life. This fine lady went above and beyond her duties by anticipating and attacking any challenge that reared. My home of 40+ years sold because of her expertize and her team. I was so impressed that I gave her a substantial gift in addition to the realtor percentage