Testimonials

Below are actual testimonials from my deeply valued clients.  Having a chance to read through them right now, I realize how grateful and fortunate I am to have met and served such kind, wonderful, and incredibly good-hearted people. Nothing gives me more satisfaction and purpose than to touch people’s lives in a positive way through my real estate service and care.

 

Testimonial 1

“Working with Jimmy was a wonderful experience. What sets Jimmy apart is his desire to help families find and build a home, not just buy a house. He was extremely patient and never allowed us to rush into a purchase. His thoughtful questions got us to consider what we really wanted in the short term and the long term. It’s been over four years since Jimmy helped us find our home, but he is still proactively in touch with us and is always available to answer questions that arise. These qualities are a testament to his long term commitment to his clients”.

Testimonial 2

“My experience with Jimmy Martinez started in January of 2002 and has continued into a friendship since. Due to my heavy workload, constantly being outbid and having to cancel appointments with Jimmy at times, I did not feel it was fair to him and was ready to call it quits. Jimmy assured me that however long it took the right home at the right price would come along and he would be there.

To add to the matter I was not sure of where I wanted to live. Jimmy had me give him a list of all the areas I was interested in and he took it from there. Silverlake, Los Feliz, Hancock Park, Hollywood, West Hollywood (yes I was one of those clients that could not make up my mind). We looked everywhere and Jimmy showed me what my money would get me at each location, along with the pros and cons of each area.

Ultimately West Hollywood won out. It was a little higher than the original price range I was looking at, but Jimmy did the numbers and showed me that in the big picture the monthly payment would only be slightly higher and the pros more than made up for that. I have been living happily in my condo ever since with no regrets.

I would highly recommend Jimmy Martinez for your real estate needs. He was a pleasure to work with every step of the way”.

Testimonial 3

“Jimmy is a great realtor and person. As a first time home buyer, he educated me on all aspects of the process, paperwork, and legal stuff. He was supportive and honest when I wanted to give up and encouraged me to keep going. As a result I found a great Condo in the Hollywoood Hills which is a perfect entry into the market for me.

If you work with Jimmy you’ll get far more than just a realtor I assure you. Trustworthy, smart, consistent and giving”.

Testimonial 4

“Working with Jimmy was a wonderful experience. What sets Jimmy apart is his desire to help families find and build a home, not just buy a house. He was extremely patient and never allowed us to rush into a purchase. His thoughtful questions got us to consider what we really wanted in the short term and the long term. It’s been over four years since Jimmy helped us find our home, but he is still proactively in touch with us and is always available to answer questions that arise. These qualities are a testament to his long term commitment to his clients”.

Testimonial 5

“We met Jimmy a few years ago at an open house when we were just beginning to look for our first home. He was so friendly, easy-going, and knowledgeable. He made such an impression that when, a year later, we began to seriously consider being homeowners– we immediately thought of Jimmy! We loved working with Jimmy and were very impressed with his professionalism and loyalty. He was very patient and took the time to show us all kinds of homes and address all of our questions and concerns. Jimmy was always available and would respond quickly to all of our calls and e-mails, whether it was late night or he was out of town. One of the greatest things about Jimmy is his honesty. He’ll tell you the good and bad about a house. He doesn’t just want to make a sale, he wants you to be 100% happy with your decision and find a home that you love. Jimmy doesn’t see clients as one-time experiences but as lifelong relationships. We completely trusted him and his opinions, because we knew that he was really looking out for us. He took all the stress out of our home-buying experience and made it enjoyable. We’ve now been in the same house now for almost 9 years, and it’s been the perfect place for us and our growing family. We’ve referred Jimmy to many of our friends and family, who’ve all been very happy with his services as well. We know that when we’re ready to buy a new home, it will be a pleasure knowing we have Jimmy Martinez on our side!!”

 

Testimonial 6

“I got lucky when I chose Jimmy Martinez to help me buy a home in 2001. Not only is he a nice guy, friendly and personable, he is also a hard worker and he will do anything to make sure you are satisfied with the experience. I’m really picky, and I wasn’t going to settle for a house until it was the perfect one. This meant a lot of phone calls, emails and house visits over a period of months. Jimmy put up with this like a champ, eventually helping me find my home. He has always been there to recommend workers, keep me posted on home values in the area, and has become a friend. I recommend him wholeheartedly”.

 

Testimonial 7

“I would highly recommend Jimmy Martinez. I am a commercial architect and have worked extensively in the real estate industry for the past 20 years with a wide range of professionals. I have found Jimmy to be at the top of his game and profession. He is very competent, attentive, focused, diligent and protective of his client’s best interest. He goes out of his way to take care of all the little details that are key to the sale. And most importantly, he is a very optimistic person that doesn’t get frazzled by the negative tactics or derailed by the shenanigans that are sometimes part of the home buying/selling process. I have recommended Jimmy to a number of my friends and plan to use him in the future”.

 

Testimonial 8

“Jimmy was our agent when we bought our home 12 years ago in Hollywood. He was very new at the job but had such a great attitude and diligence that he was just the right person for us. He negotiated with great skill and we got a great house at a very fair price–one that kept far more than it’s original price even during the housing collapse and is now double its value. He was extremely accessible and never made us feel that our concerns were a burden to him. He has a very upbeat personality and is a pleasure to work with. Imagine now that he has all that experience–an unbeatable combination. We strongly recommend him”.

 

Testimonial 9

“Jimmy listed and sold my West Hollywood condo in 2008. He also helped me buy my new home where I still reside today in Sycamore Square. He is knowledgeable about the real estate industry, clearly understood my needs, a skilled negotiator, and an all around great guy! Jimmy was there to hold my hand through a very stressful process of selling and buying at the same time (in a market that was quickly turning).

I would recommend Jimmy to anyone looking to buy or sell his/her home.”

 

Testimonial 10

“We met Jimmy Martinez in early July and by the beginning of August our condo was in escrow and closed 3 weeks later. Jimmy shared comps of the area with us and set a sales price that was amenable to all parties. Jimmy was the consummate professional through every step of the process. He was a delight to be around and so respectful of our time and schedule. Jimmy always updated us after every showing or open house and gave us such a sense of confidence that we knew from day one that we had listed our condo with the right realtor. Since then Jimmy has stayed in touch with us and became a good friend. We highly recommend Jimmy to anyone who is thinking of buying or selling a home”.

 

Testimonial 11

“Jimmy makes me feel like I’m his only client because of his high level of service.

He knows exactly the kinds of properties I like, and he constantly checks in to see if he can be of service by letting me know about new properties I might like.

I bought my first Condo through him, and ten years later, I sold it through him. He got me almost exactly my asking price!

To have a relationship with someone for that long shows how loyal and trustworthy he is.

I highly recommend working with Jimmy Martinez if you are buying or selling any kind of real estate”.

 

Testimonial 12

“Jimmy helped us purchase our first home. He was fantastic! He was attentive to every question we had, helped us through every part of the process and was really quick to help us understand what could have been a very complicated process.

Jimmy also really listened to us about what kind of property we were looking for and what we could afford. When we first met him, we had talked to several other agents at open houses, but Jimmy was the first person to contact us and present us with properties to consider that were in our price range and were in areas that we liked and with amenities we were looking for.

Beyond all that Jimmy truly seemed to care that we bought a home that we were happy with and that we loved, and his concern and caring really made buying our house a great experience. We would highly recommend him to anyone and will definitely work with him again if we sell this house or purchase another property”.

 

Testimonial 13

“Jimmy was available and responsive to every phone call, text and email. He answered every question we had, and if he didn’t have the information, he would find it. Quickly.
He knew the right questions to ask the sellers when we searched for our home. He is kind and professional, but not afraid to be a bulldog when it comes to negotiation. He will fight for you.
I worked with a real estate agent prior to Jimmy, and there is no comparison. He is AMAZING. He is assertive without ever being pushy. He is thorough in learning what you want in a home, and he then weeds through and narrows down the listings to make it easier for you.
He grew up in LA, and has a great understanding of the different neighborhoods. He isn’t shy to tell you the downside if there is one, including crime websites to pinpoint any sketchy activity in the neighborhood. He wants you to end up in the perfect home for you. There was never any pressure. He’s the best.”

 

Testimonial 14

“I have had the privilege of buying and selling 5 houses/condos now with real estate agent Jimmy Martinez. Every time my experience is the same….wonderful! He is patient, understanding and works nonstop until I have the house I want or sell my house at the price I need. Jimmy is hard working, and considerate. He has never made me feel pressured or frustrated by a process that can easily be trying at times to say the least. I refer Jimmy to everyone I know who is selling or buying a house”.

 

Testimonial 15

“Jimmy has helped us buy two places in LA. We decided to buy within a very limited time and price frame. Jimmy steered us to extremely suitable places by paying close attention to our needs, and also wants. He was so exact that we looked at three apartments in three days, made an accepted offer within that time, and because we had to go out of state he handled the closing and all the paperwork for us. The second apartment, in the same building, was bought totally long distance. Jimmy sent us sufficient and clear photographs of the whole apartment, negotiated the buying price and again handled the closing himself. This was a number of years ago. Since then we have enjoyed out properties and would certainly use Jimmy for all our real estate needs in LA. He has found tenants for us when necessary, has recommended excellent contractors, and has supervised work on the apartments when we haven’t been available. We now consider him our friend as well as our agent. We always recommend him when we hear of anyone buying or selling real estate.”

 

Testimonial 16

“I left NY for LA in the summer of 2005. I started looking for a home in LA before I left NY and Jimmy was the person who guided me through the process, from beginning to end. Jimmy and I communicated by phone and email even before I arrived in LA. He set up viewings so that by the time I arrived everything was in place. With Jimmy’s expert help I successfully purchased my current home. He safely guided me through all the processes. He’s the consummate professional. He even provided me with a list of expert workmen to carry out the renovation on the house, provided advice and has kept in touch ever since. Jimmy’s not only extraordinarily knowledgeable LA housing market but also enormously generous with his time and expertise. If and when I ever decide to sell my house, Jimmy is the first person I’d call to handle the transaction. He’s not only a safe pair of hands, but also an enormously decent human being. I recommend with the utmost confidence and enthusiasm”.

 

Testimonial 17

“No-one knows more about real-estate – especially in the West Hollywood and Beverly Hills area – than Jimmy Martinez. He’s sold me a condo, then subsequently helped me rent it out. He’s smart, honest, personable and fair. He took away all the “angst” of buying and renting. I cannot recommend him highly enough”.

 

Testimonial 18

“My husband and I have bought two properties with Jimmy: a condo in West Hollywood in 2000 and a house in LA the following year. Having worked with Jimmy the first time, there was of course no question that we would use his services again. He is the consummate professional: so incredibly knowledgeable, efficient, business-like and reliable. One of our sales proved quite difficult thanks to the unprofessionalism of the selling agents. Jimmy kept a cool calm head throughout and saw us through this difficult process with such reassurance. We felt in very safe hands.

We would not hesitate to recommend Jimmy for the purchase or sale of property. We will never use anyone else while he is still in this business, and we recommend him to anyone we encounter who might need a realtor.”

 

Testimonial 19

“I had a great buying experience with Jimmy. He helped me track down exactly the kind of condo I was interested in, stayed in constant touch with me throughout the search and subsequent negotiating process. When all was said and done, he even recommended a couple of people to do some work I needed to get accomplished on the place. Jimmy’s energy, dependability, knowledge, and insight into the local market are pretty impressive. Of the several real estate agents that I have dealt with over the years in Los Angeles Jimmy is the only one I have ever recommended to anyone!”

 

Testimonial 20

“Having just bought my first condo with Jimmy, I can honestly say that I would never use anybody else for any realty deal in the future.

This guy is the real deal, people: honest, knowledgable, smart, and thorough. More than anything else, I appreciate how Jimmy guided me through every step of what seemed like an overwhleming process. Jimmy always returned my calls right away, and answered every question I had. From start to finish, Jimmy was amazing.

He showed me literally a hundred places (I was very picky and I knew what I wanted!) and he never tired of my questions and demands. Then when it came time to make an offer, Jimmy knew when to push (with the other relators, for example), and when to hold back (explaining and making sure I was comfortable with every aspect of the contract).

I am beyond satisfied with Jimmy’s performance. I can’t say enough good things. One thing is for sure: he’ll have me and my friends as clients for life.”

 

Testimonial 21

“I just can’t say enough about Jimmy, he is the best!!! I would recommend him to anyone. He takes the time to find out exacty what you are looking for and at what price. I loved the fact that he set me up with my own email alert when something in my price range and what I was looking for came onto the market. If he doens’t know about a listing he is quick to find out all about it. And every open house that you walk into and you say that Jimmy sent you everyone knows him and has great things to say about him. When I need to rent instead of buy, he found me the most wonderful home with exactly what I was looking for. He is a pleasure to deal with and I will only use Jimmy for any of my real estate needs. He is a joy to work with and I will contiue to recommend him to whomever I can.”

 

Testimonial 22

“In few words, Jimmy is simply “THE BEST.” He is literally the hardest working agent on the west side. It doesn’t hurt that he also has an encyclopedic knowledge of Los Angeles real estate, which includes everything from houses to condos. I have also referred him to family members with amazing results.

Ethical, honest, up front and above all…..reachable. He helped me personally traverse the pitfall of buying my first home. And hopefully soon I’ll be employing him in a second purchase. One things for sure, when that time comes, there is no one else I’ll be calling, or would ever call.

Once you trust Jimmy with your purchase or sell, he’ll end up being a trusted friend and resource for years after the transaction. His after the sale support is unparalleled. These days…that’s almost impossible to find. So look no further, Jimmy is your man, give him a call and make the dream of home ownership a reality.”

 

Testimonial 23

“Jimmy listed my condo and sold it quickly, at a price beyond what I expected. Although this was just a studio unit in the Hollywood Hills, Jimmy treated the listing as if it were a million dollar home. If you want truly personal service from someone who really cares, then Jimmy is your person. Quite simply, Jimmy is the best there is.”

 

Testimonial 24

“Working with Jimmy was such a pleasure. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable in all areas of his field, he genuinely cares about your happiness. And even though we decided to take our house off the market (when we found out about a new addition to our family), we are fully confident that Jimmy would have made it happen. I highly recommend using Jimmy when listing or looking for your next home.”

 

Testimonial 25

“Jimmy is a great guy who will help you make the decision that is right for you and your family. When it comes to handling all the paperwork, and taking you through the process of “closing”, you will be really glad he’s in your corner.”

 

Testimonial 26

“We just moved to LA from London and chose Jimmy to be our realtor due to his vast local knowledge (he literally knows all the pros and cons of every street in west hollywood)…..his understanding of our (slightly quirky) preferences and his great positive energy. Jimmy is 100% dependable and reliable. He never fails to call you back, remembers everything he said he would do and sorted out all our inspections and sent us reminders for every appointment we made. He found us the perfect house, negotiated beautifully and even sneaked in and left us a christmas tree as a moving in gift. He has kept in touch with us since we moved and we STILL call him up when we need a recommendation for local services! Moving to Los Angeles was a fun and memorable experience, due to Jimmy Martinez!”

 

Testimonial 27

“He sold us our house. Was very quick with responses and negotiated very well (for the other person). Since then, He has followed up many times and even given us treats.”

 

Testimonial 28

“Our family has worked with Jimmy for different transactions for over a decade and we absolutely adore him. He is so helpful even after you purchase, offering his recommendations for contacts in your neighborhood for all the trades and responding promptly to any and all real estate questions. He is kind, efficient, knowledgeable and most of all, honest. He’s the best!”

 

Testimonial 29

“We’ve worked with many real estate brokers before, some good, some not so good. I wish we knew about Jimmy before we met anyone else. He is not only sharp, knowledgeable, down-to-earth, but has incredibly work ethic. Jimmy is also kind and charming to boot. He is a career real-estate agent–not someone who does real estate as a hobby or to support their acting career. In other words, he’s in it for the long haul and is a professional. We love Jimmy!”

 

Testimonial 30

“We met Jimmy in 2002 when he was the selling agent for the property we were buying in West Hollywood. We had such a great experience with him that we used him to sell the same property 3 years later. We would NEVER consider using another realtor. Jimmy is conscientious, smart, ethical, respectful and truly cares about his clients. We have referred several friends to Jimmy and they have found him equally outstanding, within a pool of realtors in the LA area, that are at best mediocre.”

 

Testimonial 31 

“A realtor who treats you like a friend. And not just to get the sale. A friend for life.

He was the first realtor we found who was less interested in the commission, in the sale — then he was our needs. He was extremely patient with us. Showing us untold numbers of homes. And even better, when we finally did buy a house, he didn’t just disappear. He remained in our lives. Sharing with us his vast knowledge of contractors, plumbers, electricians, whatever we needed.”