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I recently needed to sell my house in Arcadia in a hurry and decided to use Jim Tripodes based on his success with a house very close to mine. Jim was very professional and offered excellent advice to maximize the chances of a sale. In this difficult market, and dealing with a house with less than perfect "Feng Shui", he was able to secure a cash offer from mainland China and a cash back-up offer for the property within two or three weeks of the open house for exactly the price I was hoping for. I am very pleased to recommend Jim to any potential seller or buyer. He has a detailed knowledge of the market in the Arcadia area which is essential when selling or buying in these complicated times" - Nick B. "Jim was an excellent real estate agent who assisted us with the sale of our house. He priced the house very accurately for the market and was very honest and upfront. With so many real estate agents out there, I went with Jim because he was the most honest about what I could expect with the current conditions and did not inflate things so we would sign him up. He worked very hard to advertise the house and had helpful advice for the showings and open houses. He was respectful of our requests, listened to our concerns and was very quick to respond. I would recommend him to those seeking a hardworking, honest real estate agent.
- Irene Y.
My husband and I just purchased our first home with the help of Jim. He is a professional from top to bottom! Being first time buyers, we had a lot of questions and Jim answered all of them in a way that is easy to understand. We honestly felt like he was on our side and had our best interest at heart. Jim is knowledgeable, accessible, patient and easy to work with. He has an eye for detail and is aggressive without being over-bearing. All in all, the whole experience was a positive one and I highly recommend Jim to any potential buyers/sellers.
- Karen and Justin K.
Jim was recommended to us by a friend and we can honestly say we could not be any happier that we worked with him to find our house. As mentioned in a previous post, Jim really cares about his clients. I specifically recall one incident when my wife and I thought a property we viewed was a good option for us; however, Jim did not hesitate to point out a few key issues that did not meet our search criteria and suggested we wait for a better opportunity. We worked with other Realtors in the past that were just looking to close a sale, but from that one incident we realized Jim was really looking out for our best interest and was not going to rush us to purchase a home that was not right for our needs. Additionally, Jim is a true professional and always came prepared when we viewed a house. He often had historical information on the property and comparables on hand, so if we liked the property, we could discuss what would be a competitive offer right away. Overall Jim's knowledge, patience, and professionalism was invaluable for our house search
- Albert H.
Despite the increasingly competitive Pasadena market, Jim helped my husband and I find our dream home. He didn't stop until we found exactly what home we wanted, where we wanted it and how much we wanted for it. And it happened quickly. From the time we went to our first open house until we were fully moved into our new home, it took less than 3 months. This is actually the second home Jim has helped us purchase. His time, attention and professionalism was just as 5-star as the first. We've recommended Jim to countless friends and family over the years, and all of them have had the same, wonderful experience as us.
- Alisa Y.
I just bought my first place and I couldn't imagine having done so with anyone else! I first called Jim just a couple of months ago because I had no idea where to start, who to talk to, or if buying was even a possibility for me. From the first phone call, I knew Jim was someone I wanted to work with. He is extremely knowledgeable about any and everything related to real estate and you can tell he really enjoys helping people find homes. I needed a lot of hand holding and asked a ton of questions and Jim always provided detailed and thoughtful answers. While I'm sure he had many other clients, he was always quick to answer his phone or return an email/text. At times, it literally felt like he was mine own personal home buying expert. He made the entire process easy to understand and took away a lot of the stress and uncertainty. I am very happy with my decision and I really owe most of that to Jim! I 1000% percent recommend choosing Jim to help you find or sell a home
- Candice C.
Jim helped us find and purchase our dream home. In a very competitive market, he kept us one step ahead of other potential buyers to get the house we wanted at a great price. Our family is forever grateful to Jim for his first-rate client service, great communication, and extensive real estate knowledge
- Kelly and Sam
Jim helped my husband and I buy our first home in the Mt. Washington neighborhood of LA. I think the best thing about working with Jim was how responsive he was. It seemed as if he was always only working for us and didn't have any other clients. He was quick to email or call when I had questions about the process. In addition, Jim was incredibly knowledgeable about the entire process and guided us expertly through 3 offers, 2 escrows, and finally a sale. He also has great connections with other providers in the real estate business and was able to recommend a fantastic lender and inspector. I would absolutely recommend Jim to any potential buyer and we will certainly be contacting him again when it's time to upgrade to our next home!
- Dan and Jennifer
Jim has proven time and time again that he can be trusted and relied on for service in the real estate industry. His experience and expertise in the industry speaks for itself. He took care of my family with the highest integrity and we have used his services on many occasions throughout last couple of years. He is a true professional who carries himself in the most efficient and trustworthy way. I have recommended him many times to family members and friends. If you want a true professional whose primary concern is you and your family, it is a must to call on Jim.
- Dan and Bonnie
Jim is an excellent real estate professional and forward thinker. We have worked together on the finance side, and he has represented me on the real estate side, and I have total trust and faith in him and his abilities.
- Brian Y.
Jim did a fabulous and amazing job as a realtor for our first home. He came highly recommended from one of my friends who also used him. He was nothing but professional, efficient, trustworthy and extremely knowledgeable in loans and real estate. The home we ended up with was a dream both in price and location. From start to finish, the entire process couldn't have gone better. He answered all of our "rookie" questions and gave great advice. We will absolutely use him again in the next two or three years when we upgrade to our 2nd home!
- Jessica and Chris
Jim worked hard and responded to us very quickly. He is very patient and explained every detail in the whole process to us. He was always willing to answer our questions. He is a professional who worked hard to protect us from any loss. This is an unforgettable experience for us. You did a great job and we really appreciate it. We will recommend you to our friends without hesitation in the future.
- The Liu Family
The experiences with Jim in an entire duration of purchase of my Pasadena Dalton condominium unit was great and unforgettable. He prepared a thorough analysis of the condo market in this city, and accompanied us in visiting another new townhouse in the market, located nearby, as good comparison, so that I was absolutely ready and confident to participate in the auction. After I successfully won the bid, Jim helped me in every aspect to ensure loan, examine the unit, ask Dalton managers to fix hot water problem, and list items, in great details, for pre-closing inspection walkout. He even helped me in communicating with my lender... Jim put customer satisfaction as his top priority and shows enthusiasm in his work. I admire his expertise, and will definitely refer Jim to my friends who attempt to buy or sell their house.
- The Kam Family
Purchasing a home is the largest financial investment that most people will make. It is both exciting and taxing. Which is why working with Jim made the experience enjoyable and effortless. He worked tirelessly for me and always had my best interest in mind. Jim was very knowledgeable, relentlessly thorough, and attentive. He was constantly communicating with me and the biggest compliment I can give him is to say that I would definitely recommend him to family and friends.
- Daniel P.
Jim is a professional realtor who helped sell our home in a very unpredictable real estate market. His communication skills and his availability to us made the transaction as smooth as possible. I have previously recommended Jim to others and would not hesitate to do so in the future.
- Erin and Tyler
Jim helped us find our home 3 years ago in North San Gabriel. We were tough customers, with a budget. He had a file, inches thick of potential homes that we visited within a 9 month period of intense shopping. We spent so much of his time, energy and resources and he was always calm and helpful. Most realtors would have given up on us to go onto the next sale, instead he was challenged. He's respectful, professional, detailed and has a calm self-confidence that does not feel aggressive, just helpful. I have recommended Jim to several friends and family and feel that if you should choose him amongst the many realtors in the area, you will be glad you did.
- Ted and Kendra
In this extremely complicated housing market, it is critical that you have an experienced and honest real estate agent on your side. My wife and I bought our dream house in the midst of the housing crisis last year and were able to do so because of the time and effort Jim took to make it happen. We looked for 2+ years and no one but Jim took the time to explain every detail, talk us through every piece of paper and ensure that we were in the right house at the right price. As they say - the proof is in the pudding. My wife and i and are new baby girl are more than comfortable in our new home and we have room to grow and frankly, money to make because of when/where/how we bought. If you'd like to discuss Jim or the housing market, please let me know. There is no one better and we are proof.
- Branden and Marisa
As a first-time home buyer, Jim guided me through the entire home purchasing process from recommending lenders through the close of escrow. He always made himself available for any questions I might have and thoroughly explained everything to me. He is very patient and took me to see dozens of homes over a five month period until I found the perfect property. Jim never made me feel like this was an inconvenience to him and I never felt pressure to consider a property that wasn't perfect for me. When I did find the perfect home, Jim did everything possible to make sure I was the buyer who got the home. Jim is extremely organized, detail-oriented and patient. He always has his client's best-interest at heart and will go above and beyond to make sure they are happy. I would highly recommend Jim to anyone; especially a first-time home buyer.
- Kailani S.
Our first time buying a home couldn't have been a better experience, and we owe it all to Jim. He took us step-by-step through the process and explained everything to us down to the last detail. He was efficient, reliable, and worked hard to make our short sale go through with very few problems. We will not hesitate to use Jim in the future for any of our real estate needs. We couldn't be happier and love our new home.
- Brett & Lisa R.
I had been shopping for a home in the Pasadena area for over a year using different agent. I had put in approximately 10 offers and each time there was little follow up and zero results. I finally decided to switch agents and work with Jim in June of 2010. In the first couple of weeks I had put in two offers and they were both accepted. I picked the better of the two and on July 27, 2010 I got the keys to my new home. I was extremely impressed with Jim's professionalism, thoroughness, attention to detail, and follow up in closing the deal. I would definitely recommend Jim Tripodes for your next home purchase.
- Whitney M.
My fiancé and I set out to buy a house in the 6 months leading up to our wedding. Jim was recommended by a friend, and we couldn't have been happier with his work. He is knowledgeable, diligent, and will go above and beyond to ensure that your house dreams become a reality (within reason, of course - Jim is ever the realist). We couldn't have made it through this process without him. Now we have our perfect house! Many, many thanks!
- Molly and Joe
Jim is the most reliable person. I've had other realtors who didn't seem to care what kind of house I ended up with as long as I bought something. Jim is different, he took the time to look carefully at each place and tell me the advantages and disadvantages from the construction to the potential problems that may come down the line (from buying an older home). He was always prompt, returned phone calls immediately as well as helped me locate a lender who I am happy with too! Now I have my own beautiful home to enjoy and I owe it all to Jim. I wholeheartedly recommend Jim for anyone seeking to buy a home!
- Ann M.
Working with my realtor Jim Tripodes was absolutely wonderful! Being a first-time home buyer, he guided me through the buying process from beginning to end. In addition, Jim always demonstrated patience and professionalism despite what hurdles we encountered. Thanks to Jim, I accomplished all my home-buying goals and now have a great condo to show for it.
- Dr. Lindsay W.
We would recommend Jim Tripodes to anyone who is looking for not just a realtor, but someone they can trust. During our experience, he was helpful, patient and really made us confident that he had our best interest at heart. We felt completely comfortable with the process because he took the time to explain everything and answer every question we had. Now we are in our dream home, and we owe that in great part to Jimmy
- Scott and Tracy T.
My husband and I just purchased our dream home with Jimmy Tripodes as our real estate agent. Jimmy was a dream to work with! He made the process of buying a home a pleasurable, instead of a scary, one for us as first time home buyers. Unlike other agents with whom we have worked in the past, Jimmy has an approach to finding you your dream home. He sits you down and explains the entire process of buying a home from the initial pre-approval letter to presenting you with the keys. It is only then that you embark upon the process of finding your dream home. He helps you to design the perfect offer, one that will be taken seriously and sets you aside as individuals to the seller. He guides you through the entire process, answers every phone call and email promptly, and holds your hand at each step of the way. Jimmy even came to facilitate our signing of the final escrow documents! His meticulous attention to detail meant that I didn't have to second guess every piece of paper that we were asked to sign and that I could trust the financing and escrow agents with whom we were working. I appreciate how much work he put into helping us find our new home and for always staying one step ahead of the deal. I can't wait to see him at our housewarming party!!
- Dr. Brecken K.