Results Realized by Our Clients; enjoy their testimonies.
Here are a series of testimonials provided by our clients that have either bought, sold or financed through PRES. Please read them and note the savings that each client realized. These are real letters and I will provide the names and phone numbers if requested.
From: S Sims Date: Sun, Nov 14, 2021
Re: CLOSED ESCROW!!
Thank you so much for your hard work. Not only on the closing but through the years managing the property and finding such excellent tenants. My Dad really valued your professionalism and expertise. He always spoke of you very highly and I know you made his life easier during the many transitions of occupancy.
I can’t think of anything you could have done better…you were on top of all the details throughout the transaction and extremely responsive to communication. I would, without an ounce of reservation, recommend your organization to anyone seeking real estate services in the area.
On behalf of our family, thank you again for everything.
SAT 30 OCT 2021 at 5:48AM:Bob is a true professional with his clients’ interests at heart. He is knowledgeable, honest, hardworking and knows the neighborhood, having lived and worked there for many years. Bob and his team were always available to us during our recent listing and sale of our home on Fiji Way. Bob has also worked with us to rent out another property, and has found great tenants. He prescreened and managed the leasing so that it was no work for us. I highly recommend Bob, Cheryl, and their colleagues. ~ Sherrill Johnson
Hi Bob Herrera, Donn Silberman recommended you on April 10, 2021.
We found Bob and Cheryl through a postcard mailer we saved and after interviewing several other local realtors, chose them to sell our mother’s condo in MDR. We lived a couple hours drive away so having Bob, Cheryl & their team close by was an excellent experience as they took care of all we needed. And our buyers were very particular about the smallest details. Thanks Bob & Cheryl.
Hello Bob Herrera,
Fri, Feb 5, 2021 at 1:34 PM : You received a review from one of your clients. Dr. Azar Mortezaie, PharmD, Marina del Rey CA 90292 in 2020
Despite some health and life obligation issues on both sides making for a bumpy start, with persistence, patience and effort we were back on track and the whole thing came together, we closed escrow and are now preparing to fix the place up so we can move into it. I like that my agent is a fighter like myself and it was a refreshing to see someone who can step up against the other side and in the process manage what can potentially become a problem.
Comments: “Bob is great. He is friendly, knowledgeable, and a great advocate for my needs. He actually listens to your needs/concerns and takes them into account, which is something that is sadly not done as often as I’d wish. I’ve used him for two homes and will use him to manage our rental, as well. We also recommended him to a friend and, after trying both Bob and multiple other realtors, they went back to Bob and used him for their home purchase.”
And, his fees are the lowest – we saved over $20,000 compared to full rate brokers!”
On 6/15/2019 Review on Redfin : Rating: 10 by hnkomoto.
Comments: “Exceptional service from Bob. I Had a great rapport with him and he was very knowledgeable with the area. There were no issues encountered and Bob was extremely dedicated to my needs. Bob kept me updated at all times by phone or email which I greatly appreciated. I would definitely recommend his services.”
June 15, 2019: Hiram recommended you.
I would definitely recommend Bob for all real estate needs. He was knowledgeable about the area and I felt that he was generally concerned about my needs and concerns. The sale of my condo went smoothly because Bob took care of all the details which I really appreciated. If you need a real estate agent in the Marina del Rey area I would highly recommend Bob as your first choice.
On 4/25/2019 Review on Redfin: Rating: 10
Comments from anjrucohen: “I’m biased as I’ve known Bob for maybe 25 years. That being said, he was really conscientious every step of the way. No hiccups that’d be attributable to him or any of his people, though my place took what seemed to me like a long time to sell.”
On 2/25/2019 Review on Redfin: Rating: 10
Comments: “He is honest, fast, efficient, is excellent in communication, not just with the sellers, but with the buyers, also. He is fully transparent and keeps everyone concerned up to date on the status of the transaction and document status. As a former realtor, myself, I would say that he is not just a good agent, but a GREAT agent. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to hire an agent in the Marina del Rey area.”
Reviewed by R.Mintz
On 2/20/2019: Redfin : Rating: 10
Comments: “Bob’s knowledge, expertise and compassion are invaluable. He helped us sell our property with the least amount of stress during a very emotional time and we will be forever grateful.”
Sincerely, Lori S.
On 1/28/2019: Purchase : Rating: 10
Comments: “Bob was a huge help in acquiring this property. In every step of the process he was diligent in looking out for our best interests. He helped us to consider every aspect, including many which we may not have thought about if he had not brought them to our attention. I’d recommend his services without hesitation.”
On 1/19/2019 Bob Herrera was reviewed by Douglas Ryan.
Sale : Rating: 10
Comments: “Bob worked real hard for us on what turned out to be the most difficult real estate transaction of my life. In every moment his main concern was in getting us the best possible deal, keeping us informed and looking out for our interests. I’d recommend him without hesitation. He’s trustworthy, friendly, informed, diligent and acts with a high level of integrity.”
Date: 12/7/18 6:21 PM (GMT-08:00)
Thank you, Bob, Cheryl and Leslie, for your invaluable help! Your professionalism, care and attention to detail made the journey easy for us. Happy Holidays!
Best, Howard and Mercy
On 11/5/2018, Bob Herrera was reviewed by mark.k
Redfin : Rating: 9
“Bob is super knowledgeable and plugged into the Marina Del Rey community. Definitely someone worth chatting with if you’re thinking about the Marina. He helped me find this property shortly before it went to market and also with selling it at an all time high comp relative to other units with the same square footage.”
On 11/5/2018 Bob Herrera was reviewed by charlesg
Redfin : Rating: 10
Comments: “We have used Bob before and have been very satisfied. He makes sure nothing is missed and is a such a pleasure to work with.”
Comments: “I would rate Bob a 10 but then there would be no room for improvement. My property was handled efficiently and buyer identified quickly. The whole process of hiring Bob until close of escrow took 60 days. Also, he saved us, I believe, 3% sale commission.”
– We were first introduced to Bob and Cheryl Herrera when we purchased our townhome in the Villas. They represented the seller and thereafter we got to know Bob and Cheryl through various functions and were impressed by their commitment to the community.
– When it came time for us to sell our unit, we interviewed several brokers, including the one who represented us in our previous purchase. We chose Bob and Cheryl because of their superior knowledge of the area, the local real estate market, their commitment to service and fact that they are able to save the homeowner money throughout the transaction. Their method, efficiency and commitment to service clearly make them the “go to” realtors in Marina del Rey.
– M. Zuk
3500 West Manchester #167, Inglewood, CA
$497K • 2 Bed, 2.25 Bath, 1817 Sq. Ft.
We have been using Bob and Cheryl for many years to lease our condo in the Marina and, once again, they came through with flying colors to find us perfect and qualified tenants. Bob and Cheryl and their very professional staff go the extra mile to do whatever needs to be done to make everything work smoothly. Cheryl always has effective staging ideas and Bob even climbed a wall to make sure our sign was perfect! We have used them many times over the years and we will continue to recommend them to all our friends.
Beth and George
REDFIN: Rating: 10
“I have nothing but praise for the way the whole process went with Bob & Cheryl as my agents – start to finish. The house was sold quickly at above the asking price and the whole transaction was done professionally. All of my questions were always addressed quickly. It was a very good experience and I would recommend Bob & Cheryl to anyone looking for a real estate agent.”
Bob and Cheryl are highly professional realtors who always go over and above the call of duty to make sure your experience, whether it’s a listing, a purchase or a lease, is perfect.
Beth B. from Venice-West Ballona
Bob is extremely knowledgeable about history and current landscape of realty in the Marina del Rey area. He effectively helped us negotiate with the sellers to arrive at mutually agreeable terms given the age and condition of the home. His team was also great at helping us navigate through a couple of unexpected pitfalls during escrow. As first-time home-buyers, we were fortunate to have Bob by our side!
Matt & Jeanne
Bob and Cheryl are the best knowledgeable real state agents in the Marina area. I know cause they have ‘Bought and Sold’ for me for the past 24 years. The rest of the Crew are great as well. They all have the INTEREST of their Clients FIRST. Thanks guys for all the BEST DEALS you have handled for me. Love you guys!
REDFIN Review: July, 21, 2017
Thanks again to you, Cheryl, Connie and Paula (and the rest of the team) for everything : – )
I chose the services of Bob and Cheryl Herrera of Professional Real Estate Services upon the recommendation of my mother and I couldn’t be happier. Bob, Cheryl and their entire team are top-notch professionals. They know their sales area in and out and have seen and have experienced it all. Also of great importance is that they are skilled at dealing with the various HOAs in the Villa Marina area and surrounding MDR community. But beyond their expertise in real estate matters, it’s their personal attention, care, warmness and humor that sets them apart from the competition. I felt like a member of the family was helping me to sell, not some just some random stranger…Calls, emails, texts were always returned in a timely matter; and no question was too dumb or went unanswered. And talk about hard-working, I even caught Bob working on his supposed day off upon several occasions!
We successfully completed the sale of a townhouse in Marina del Rey for top dollar and in a very short period of time. I am happy, the buyers are happy, the sun is shining. What more do you need? You will not go wrong by enlisting the services of this very fine real estate team.
Diane G. – Los Angeles, CA
I cannot believe we are there! Been a long road and I truly appreciate all your help and the help of the totally professionalism of your peeps, including Paula, Delinda and Connie.
Wow! you are very fortunate to have such a terrific team. Oh and also I am grateful for the help of that ‘eye candy’ Armando. He’s darling.
REDFIN Review: June 8, 2017
Bob & Cheryl Herrera of Pres Realty have shown themselves to be true professionals in every sense of the word and we were very impressed with their follow thru and commitment to getting the job done. As sellers, communication skills from the agent is a crucial part of the relationship that must be made and even the most mundane of questions we had got answered in a timely and patient manner. Now that they have sold our condo, we miss the interaction and relationship that we had with Bob & Cheryl as we became good friends with them and learned to value their judgement on many different matters.
We cannot recommend Bob & Cheryl highly enough.
Garry & Marci Willis
Thank you all for your exceptional support, expertise and services provided throughout this process!!! Nothing comes to mind with respect to constructive criticism other than BRAVO to you all.
Wishing you all the very best. Again, thank you for all of your efforts. It was a tremendous pleasure working with you all.
Thank you both!!!
It was a seamless short sale experience working with the two of you.
Thank you for your professionalism and expertise in getting my house sold and paperwork complete in such a short time frame.
I will definitely pass your information along when I hear of anyone in need of assistance with their home.
Saved $14,490, Brian McKeany
Without Bob and Cheryl, not only would I have not been able to sell my home, I probably would not have been able to keep my sanity – but I’ll get to that shortly. They are truly a dream team when it comes to selling your home: Cheryl focusing on the preparation, promotion and advertising, and Bob specializing on the offer, negotiation and closing. Not only do they do their jobs extraordinarily well, but in some cases, like mine, they go above and beyond the call of duty. Let’s just say that I encountered one of those extreme situations where the buyer, the buyer’s agent, and their broker did everything in their power to make the sale of this home a complete nightmare. If Bob and Cheryl had not stayed on top of the situation and taken all of the out-of-the-ordinary steps to safe-guard and protect my interests, all the while dealing with some of the most outrageous and unethical behavior that most writers in Hollywood couldn’t dream up, two things would now be certain: I would not have sold my home, and I’d probably be a in a mental institution. Bob and Cheryl, my family and I thank you!
Saved $12,400, Mrs. Sandy Potash
Dear Bob, Cheryl and Hector,
Your extraordinary services and efforts were remarkable! I was delighted when you brought me a buyer within one month from the date of listing. I was also pleased that not only did you save me additional costs in maintaining a vacant house but also your innovative program in your listing agreement of 4%-2%-1% on commissions saved me $12,400. Your commission was only $6200 rather than $18,400! which would have been the fee for other brokers to market my property.
Saved approx. $ 3000, Mr. John Stone Jr.
Please extend my thanks and congratulations to the entire PRES team on a job well done. By any measure listing my house with PRES has been an unqualified success. While I saved the tidy some of nearly $3000 in commissions, I received service that was second to none!!
Saves over $10,000, Vinay Chandra
Now that the dust has settled, I am writing to inform you that I truly appreciate all the hard work you, Cheryl and Hector did to not only sell my family home, but also finding me a great income property and giving me a free loan that saved me $3000!!!
We lived in this house for 25 years and your team managed to find a buyer in less than two weeks, we saved $7560 !!! Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Saves money and returned for a refi that saved him more money!! Ron Ulrich
Attn: Bob Herrera
We want to thank you for your efficient and professional service during the sale of our condominium. We interviewed four realtors before deciding on your service. We were not only intrigued by your 4%-2%-1% commission scale, but were also impressed by your experience in the market and your “relaxed” selling style. I would recommend your service(and have) to anyone planning to sell or purchase property.
Saves $12,000 over 5 years!! Laura Sable
I should have written this letter 5 years ago when you first helped me not only on the purchase of my home but with the loan as well. I remember this transaction to well because the seller was so challenging. I can’t believe that two agents canceled their agreement with her. I was impressed by your negotiation skills, which allowed me to receive an accepted offer and close the deal. Since then you have successfully shopped and gotten me three additional loans with a savings of over 35% with great terms.
Saves Thousands, Mike Powers
I am glad I chose you as my realtor. I decided to have you represent me because you were highly recommended and I had heard about how much money you save your clients with your 4%-2%-1% listing agreement. Boy were they right! Your 4%-2%-1% listing plan really saved me a lot of money. You and Cheryl really made me feel like I was your most important client. You can rest assured that I will recommend you to my clients and friends!
Saves over $3000, George Adler
To whom it may concern: I have purchased and sold nine units in the MCC and have employed three different agents. On a unit that closed escrow today I decided to engage the services of PRES. My concern with their lack of familiarity with MCC unfounded. I found PRES to be accommodating, on time, considerate of my needs and problems and familiar with the intricacies of the MCC peculiarities. With their extensive advertising program my unit sold within two weeks. I will certainly use them in the future.
Saves $6500 in 3 days! John Fiebig
Your team at PRES did a great job! I can’t believe you sold my home in only 3 days and at full price!! Bob, you and your team are genuine people and you definitely know your business. You 4%-2%-1% plan saved me over $6500 that will help me with my moving cost, etc. Once again, thank you for your professionalism and kindness.
P.S. Please thank your team on my behalf!
$755K, House Buyer : 11814 Braddock Dr, Los Angeles, CA [Silicon Beach]
Saves over $6000! Gail & Bruce Toien
Dear Cheryl and Bob Herrera,
I am writing to express my appreciation for everything you and Bob did to successfully sell our home. The time and effort that Bruce and I put into interviewing listing agents and the companies they represented definitely paid off. We are both very happy we decided to have you two and PRES represent s. It is beyond my comprehension why anyone would sell their home with agents and brokers that charge a 6% commission. As for us, we are grateful that we saved over $6000. Your 4-2-1 % is remarkable!!
Sincerely tour clients,
Gail and Bruce Toien
Happy Buyer Saves on Loan! Dawn and Simone
Dear Cheryl and Bob,
It would be so easy to compare you-and favorably-to other real estate agents we’ve met; but it’s just not in good taste. We’d rather thank you instead: thank you for returning our calls; thank you for finding answers to our questions, for helping us make the right decisions, giving us advice when we asked for it, and always supporting our choices. We wish it upon all our friends to find you as their agents! Thanks again, and we look forward to seeing you.
Dawn and Simone
Saves $3380, Lou Holguin
Dear Bob and Cheryl,
I have been meaning to write this letter of appreciation for a few weeks, yet I have not managed to find the time. I want to thank you both for always having the time to make me feel at ease with your customer service. After interviewing several agents I choose to have you represent me during the sale of my home because of the fact that you and your team have extensive experience in every facet of real estate and also because of your 4-2-1% selling agreement. I will definitely refer PRES to all my friends and family Once again thank you for quickly selling my home and saving me thousands of dollars.
Mr. Lou Holguin
Great Loan!! Claudia Kadota
Thank you very much for getting me my new loan. Your thoughtfulness meant so much. I’m very happy with your services and appreciate all the good work you did on my behalf. I will gladly recommend you to others. I plan to refinance my loan with you and look forward to working with you on other loans as well. I’m very happy with my new home! Thanks for all of your help.