I would not hesitate to rate J.D. Songstad as the best agent I have worked with!
Based on my experience of buying and selling four condos and houses in the last 20 years in the West LA area, I would not hesitate for a second to rate Mr. J.D. Songstad as the very best agent I have worked with AND heard of from others’ experiences! J.D. impressed my wife and me at the first meeting with his friendly, sunny and down-to-earth personality, which was reinforced by the unusually quick responses he did to our email and phone inquiries prior to the meeting.
A memorable detail is that he refused to shake hands with me when we first met because he was still in the middle of having a cold; yet, he managed to schedule on a rather last-minute-notice our visit to a property that we wanted to see urgently. Although we were disappointed by what we saw in that showing, then J.D. began to reveal his incredibly rich knowledge about the housing market (particularly that in the Westside) by analyzing the current state of the market and presenting all kinds of options that might fit our budget and needs. He was an excellent listener as well as a clear-headed analysist. He was very sensitive to his clients’ needs and thus was able to put himself in his client’s shoes very quickly; yet, he also enlightened his clients by offering different perspectives. He did all of these in a charming and low-key manner that we felt at home right away. Thanks to his wisdom and knowledge, we opened up our search horizon and indeed found our dream house in an area that was never on my radar before.
Once the purchasing process began, J.D. furthered impressed us with his brilliant negotiation skills and superb expertise on every step of the process. He not only provided extremely useful advice on strategizing the purchase, but also went above and beyond to take care all the details in communication, negotiation, and arrangement for professional services. He was clearly the most responsive agent I have ever worked with, always getting back to me immediately or in very short time through email, text message or direct phone call. When we encountered some difficulties and unexpected problems in the middle of the process, J.D.’s personality and character proved to be an extra plus/strength. He was calm, pragmatic, and positive, which helped us to stay calm and positive as well. Meanwhile, he used his rich experience, excellent expertise and strong network of connections to find solutions and helped to push the process forward all the way to escrow closing.
In short, J.D. is such an outstanding, cheerful, knowledgeable and skillful agent that purchasing our dream house with his help has definitely become one of the enjoyable and unforgettable highlights for us in 2016. I would super-strongly recommend Mr. J.D. Songstad to anyone who wants to find a brilliant and pleasant agent to work with.