Martin bought his first home

“I purchased my first home recently with Todd Pearl as my agent. It was a short sale in the South Bay area. There are honestly not enough good things I can say about Todd. He made my experience as a first time home buyer a great one!

When we first met, Todd got a sense of the type of home I was looking for. I was new to the process and not in any hurry to buy, so he set me up with a tailored search for new properties as they came on the market. I was very picky with what I was looking for and ended up asking Todd to show me A LOT of properties over the many months that I searched. Todd was always happy to do it, and he never pressured me in any way. It may sound cliche, but he is a firm believer in helping you find “the right home for you,” and was happy to schedule some time to view yet another property I was interested in.

You can tell just from speaking with Todd that he is an expert in his field. On all the viewings that we went to, Todd was able to provide numerous insights. Topics included info on local schools and parks, good and bad design choices for renovations, potential issues with a property that might cause trouble later, etc. Todd was always honest and direct when he gave his opinion. Also, while I didn’t enlist his services as an attorney, his legal background also gives him that much more insight on the homebuying process.

When I finally did decide to put an offer on a home, Todd was professional and very quick to act. My property was a short sale, so Todd worked with all parties involved in order to move my bid along toward escrow. It was a very complex escrow process, but he was commutative with me every step of the way and was very clear with me about the things I needed to get done to move the short sale process along. During this time he was always happy to answer all of my questions, and always quick to give me status updates as things progressed.

As a first time buyer on a short sale property, I thought I might have been getting into more than I could handle. But Todd made the whole process from start to finish as pleasant and stress free as it could be. Needless to say, I will be going directly to him the next time I buy or sell a property. Thanks Todd!”

— Martin Moreno