My interests were protected
Elaine and I worked together to sell a difficult property in Topanga. It took us over a year, but she finally found the perfect buyers to take on the project. I first met Elaine when interviewing agents for the listing, and was immediately struck by her candidness and honesty -- atypical attributes of a real estate agent. She believes in doing the right thing, always, because in the end, that's what is best for everyone involved. Working with someone so genuine, level-headed, and fair was a huge comfort to me during the challenging sale of the property (in which she ended up handling both sides of the deal, despite her normal inclination to avoid that situation). I felt that my interests were still protected, even though she was also representing the buyers. Elaine is intelligent, thoughtful, and easy to communicate with; she is incredibly knowledgeable about property, especially in Topanga, and I would trust no one else to represent me on either side of the deal. If anyone is looking to buy property in Topanga, be aware of the fact that there are many houses with unpermitted additions in that area, and unscrupulous agents might try to hide this fact; Elaine will not let someone enter into a situation without full disclosure, whether she's representing the buyer or the seller.
Andy Sachs & The Around Town Team
C. Von Ludwig