Testimonials

Andrea Dinsmore: “With all that has been transpiring the past several weeks, I have been negligent in expressing my most sincere gratitude to you and your team. You have truly made the experience of selling my home a wonderful one – no small feat given the circumstances that necessitated our sale! Truly, I can’t imagine this having gone any more smoothly and I have YOU to thank for that. From my initial contact with you for an appraisal of our house when my husband and I first began contemplating divorce, to when we finally decided to list months later, and up through the close of escrow this past Friday, you have been the embodiment of patience, professionalism, caring, and compassion. You have been honest, straightforward, and clearly knowledgeable about the business of real estate. Given the abysmal news we hear daily concerning the real estate market, we couldn’t be more pleased with the result of our sale. The selling price we received was close of our asking price and almost exactly what you had initially estimated our home would bring. I would unreservedly recommend you to anyone seeking an outstanding realtor and would be honored to have you list me as a satisfied client. I wish you all the best. Should I ever be in the market for a new home in the area, yours will be the only number I call.”

Gary Rocklen: “Thank you Andrea for helping me sell my condo. Your valuable advice on staging and setting a price resulted in a sale at a price that was beyond my expectations. Your professionalism and patience made the entire transaction a pleasure. I am grateful for your handling of the transaction and I hope to work with you again. And of course, I will highly recommend you and your team to my friends and family. “

Jacqueline Cohen: “I would like to highly recommend real estate professional Andrea Gressinger. She has represented me in two real estate transactions and has gone above and beyond the usual activities of a real estate agent. As an investor, I am very particular about the type of service I expect from an agent. She has met or exceeded my expectations in all transactions. Her knowledge and creativity have helped me create two successful investments. She even helped oversee paint and repair crews at one of my properties when “time was of the essence” and I was out of the country. Had she not stepped up to the plate, the project would have been severely delayed. Andrea Gressinger has impressed me with her negotiation strategy, understanding of the business and ability to uncover great investment gems. I would certainly work with her again.”

Karen Ratte: “You have helped me build a substantial real estate portfolio as well as negotiate some very profitable flips and 1031 exchanges. You always amaze me with clever ways to save money on financing… Your vision about converting special homes into weekly vacation rentals was shear genius.”

Cheryl Magnuson: “I hired Andrea Gressinger of the Gressinger Group to represent me for the sale of my home in Santa Monica. My experience working with Andrea and her team was fantastic! Andrea’s expertise in real estate provided me with the confidence to price my condo competitively and receive multiple offers within the first week. She was professional and attentive to my needs and questions. I trusted Andrea and her team to guide me in staging my home to create the best opportunity to sell at the highest price possible and I did accept an offer higher than my asking price. I highly recommend Andrea and the Gressinger Group to anyone interested in excellent service when selling or buying their home.”

Gail and Steve Litvack: Thank you so much for all the wonderful assistance you provided to me and my family during the listing and sale of my mother’s home. It was an absolute pleasure working with you and your fine team. You made this process very tolerable during this particularly difficult time in our lives. We want to thank you for the professionalism and the manner in which you conduct business. It meant a great deal to us to have you represent us in this sale. You are extremely knowledgeable about the real estate market and we thank you for assisting us in getting top dollar for the sale of my mother’s home. If the occasion arises in the future, we would not think twice about having you represent any member of our family. It was a pleasure doing business with you and your staff.

Megan Morrow and Jim Aggen: “When my husband and I decided to put our West LA condo up for sale, we expected it to sit and sit considering the market. But thanks to Andrea’s sharp pricing and extensive marketing, it sold in ONE WEEK — above the listed price! On one hand, that was great news, but on the other, we suddenly had to find a new place ASAP. Knowing our time constraint, she really made our home search a priority, taking us to everything (and I mean EVERYTHING) that fit our price range/wish list. After a lot of legwork, Andrea found us a perfect house in the Mar Vista Hills with a great view and a great price. Even though we went a few days over our escrow deadline, Andrea worked out a clever agreement with our buyers to smooth it all out. When my husband and I have our morning coffee looking out over the beautiful view, and when we have friends over to dinner in our very own backyard, I am reminded of how right we were to list our condo and to choose Andrea as our agent.”

Brian Yu: “Andrea made selling my condo super easy. Less than a week after I met with her, we were ready for an open house and already had multiple offers in. They helped me the entire time and were available to answer all of my questions. Thanks to Andrea’s suggestions, we closed $15,000 over the asking price and had a back-up offer for the same amount. We closed without a hitch and I am now a very happy former-owner of a condo!”

Wendy De Ryce: “I cannot thank you enough for being who you are, a true professional. Thank you for your listening skills, it’s a pleasure to be heard, understood and then given great advice… I appreciate that you took my best interests to heart, showed me my net worth and potential net worth, and helped me in making the best decision for my future.”

Chris and Tom Walker: “We would like to thank Andrea and her staff for making the sale of our condo a very satisfying experience. Andrea explained her sales strategy thoroughly and kept us informed during the entire process. We gave the keys to her and she took care of everything. Our condo sold very quickly for over the asking price!”

Timothy D. McMillan: “I have known Andrea for nearly a year, initially as my real estate agent and more recently as my partner in an LA real estate investment. From day one, I found Andrea to be both knowledgeable and enthusiastic… Most importantly, she listened. I find this to be rare among the many real estate agents I have dealt with over the years… As an agent, she is both tenacious and flexible. …ethical and honorable.”

Trevin and Anita Phillips: “After working with Sara and the Gressinger group to buy our first home 3 years ago, the decision to approach them about listing our Condo was a no brainer. And once again, they all worked to make the process simple and comfortable, just as they had when we were buying. It is no secret that today’s real estate market is a little scary, and although we had a beautiful condo in a great location, my wife and I knew that it would take an experienced and professional team to get the value out of our home that we knew was there. We were delighted when Sara told us she would be handling our open houses due to her familiarity with the property she had helped us purchase. We have no doubt that this was a huge factor in the ease and speed of our transaction. Either the real estate gods were smiling down on us, or the Gressinger group’s hard work paid off as we had a great offer to accept after less than 2 weeks on the market. The entire process went so smoothly and the results were so good I am still not sure it has all settled in. One thing we are sure of, The Gressinger group is an amazing team and will go the extra mile to make sure you are comfortable and happy whether buying or selling. Thank you all again!”

Bennett Crocker and Barbara Brace: “We met Andrea when we went to look at a property she owned in North Hollywood. Before we even looked at the house, she very smartly took the time to find out our long term goals. We were thoroughly impressed with her knowledge of rental properties and her willingness to educate. She not only helped us identify the “big picture” but has started us down the road and continues to provide support every step of the way. We will always be grateful to Andrea and everyone she works with for the help they have given us, making a potentially difficult process a pleasant and relatively stress free experience.”

Cathryn Litvack Dhanatya: “It is with great pleasure that I write this letter to recommend Andrea to you. Andrea worked with our family on two separate occasions. Shortly after my husband and I were married, my husband and I started to look for a home on the Westside close to our family. We met Andrea at an open house and she became an amazing advocate and agent on our behalf. She’s a tough, but fair negotiator. Andrea helped us through the difficult and complex process of buying our first home together. At the time, I was doing a lot of international travel for work and she was so flexible to work with us even with me being in South Africa for a part of the process. We found the house that we would purchase in Westchester. The house had what you call “great bones” and lots of potential, but it hadn’t been updated since the 1970’s. Andrea not only helped us negotiate a fair price, but also helped us find our general contractor, who turned the house from lots of potential into our dream home. She even bought us a house warming gift once the renovations were done. About two years later, we worked with Andrea again this time not under the best circumstances. My husband had purchased a condominium in South Orange County before we had met. When his job relocated to Los Angeles, the commute was too far to do daily, so he tried to sell about 6 years ago. However, he bought at the height of the market and the property had lost 50% of its value and was completely underwater. We had been renting the property at a loss, but after a series of repairs that needed to be done, we were unable to continue paying for both our mortgage on our home and losing money every month on the rental property. So we turned to Andrea to help us with a very difficult situation. We decided after much difficulty to short sale the property. Andrea was amazingly supportive and helped to make a very difficult and painful situation manageable. She helped us to quickly complete the process and move on to the next phase of our life. We were very grateful for all of her professional expertise and the amount of care and compassion she showed us. We hope to never have the experience of short selling again. However, we unquestionably would work with Andrea again in the future or recommend her to our family and friends. So in closing, Andrea has been a true professional and amazing to work with on all levels. My husband and I have no reservations in recommending her to work with you.”

David and Edith Spain: “Andrea Gressinger was a pleasure to work with as she helped us sell our Venice home. She had the foresight to have a professional photographer create a beautiful array of photographs of our home, inside and out, not only to post online but also to send to friends and family. Before the home even went on the market, the spectacular photos attracted an acquaintance of ours who soon made an offer on the house! Andrea then guided us through the challenges of closing in today’s mortgage market. Everything fell into place just as retirement was finalized. Andrea even found a fabulous moving company for us!”

Eduardo H. Rubinstein: “This is to acknowledge the outstanding experience that I had working with Andrea Gressinger of the Gressinger Group – Homes and Investments, as the broker that was instrumental in the sale of the new house that I built in Santa Monica. Before I made the sale arrangements I interviewed five other brokers and it was very clear to me, that Andrea was the best because of the manner that she presented her ideas as what could be the best approach for the desired sale. Andrea was direct, well organized and revealed her considerable experience on the process. That initial impression was promptly confirmed when we started with the presentation of the house. She recommended the person that organized the staging, which worked very well and enhanced the architectural value of the house, a very important consideration that Andrea reinforced during her presentations. She managed the many visitors very professionally, even the ones that had come obviously, to have a look at a very contemporary design. Andrea managed the 3 serious offers very effectively and we finalized the sale with great satisfaction from the buyer as well as for myself. I think that my very positive impression is based on her cool disposition, her ability to articulate very effectively and her knowledge and experience regarding the real estate market. I will be very pleased to strongly recommend her to others both as a consultant or a broker.”

Warwick and Nola Ford: “We want to express our appreciation of how Andrea managed our purchase of our Santa Monica condo. She was very professional and reliable at all times and made herself easily available to help solve all the little glitches that arose during the escrow period. She monitored the sellers’ repair activities during that period, and conducted the final inspection on our behalf in our absence. She went well beyond what one would normally expect of a realtor. This included arranging a quote for the floors to be refinished after the sale, and overseeing that process. We can unhesitatingly recommend her as a buyer’s agent to anyone.”

Lee Schneider: “Andrea and I discussed selling my condo for many months as we waited for just the right moment to put  it on the market. When that moment came, I was impressed with the skilled and talented team she moved into place to make everything go smoothly. From the initial photography of our condo, to handling the offers that came in, to the  sorting through all the documents a condo sale inevitably generates, Andrea and her team made the process easy.”

Jim Agee: “Andrea Gressinger was the first of many agents who called after my wife and I took our house off the market  after unsuccessfully trying to sell it to another agent. My wife and I interviewed five agents (four of them twice) and we chose Andrea. Andrea and her team are stellar performers. Always courteous and extremely responsive, she solved  quickly and thoroughly all of the inevitable glitches that occur in selling a home. And, most importantly, she had our  home under contract within five days of putting our home on the market and sold it for the amount we felt our home was worth.

Christelle, our buying agent on Andrea’s team, found us a terrific home at a very good price. While my wife and I don’t foresee ourselves selling this one, if for some reason we do, the first person we will call is Andrea Gressinger.” Jason Verona: “I started working with Andrea in the slow market of October, 2011 and continued with her through the  sale of my home in 2013. Andrea made sure to seek the very best scenarios during the time my home was on the market. (and even at times it was not). It took sometime but we found the right time to finally accept an offer and sell. Andrea was very patient and quick to provide guidance along the way. She was easy to get a hold of and her professionalism since day 1 was remarkable. I’d highly recommend the Gressinger Group to others.”

Mark Wingo: “While the sale went through efficiently, we had held off selling until the market was stronger and we felt we were guided and informed about the market in the most proficient way until we were ready to sell. Our sale was handled professionally and pleasantly throughout the deal. Thank you for being such a great realtor for us and keeping us updated throughout the process. ”

Greg Schetina, Mark Reinhart & Karen Schetina: “It is with pleasure and gratitude that we share comments on our experience with you and your group in the listing and sale of our parents’ home and multi-unit property in Santa Monica.

While between us we have bought and sold a number of houses, we have never before encountered such a level of excellence. We appreciated your focus and your patience in working with the three of us as co-trustees of this property. The experience at each phase of the sales effort was superior. From the time we initiated the process with you, through the closing of escrow, you made sure that everything was signed, sealed and delivered by the closing date. We were impressed with the innovative efforts you employed in strategically marketing and showcasing our property, as well as with your useful insights on pricing, listing, staging, effective showings and proactive facilitation during the sale negotiations/due diligence. You included all of us in working the “game plan” together and you provided wise counsel along the way. We did some judicious updating and tweaked the plan as we went along, and in what we felt was record time, the house was sold for more than the listing price, and more than what other agents thought possible.

All of these tasks, whether business-related or interpersonal were accomplished with a noticeable degree of competence, humility, integrity and grace. We were delighted to find not only a highly skilled real estate professional, but a trusted partner. “