My husband and I recently purchased our first home, and had the most stellar experience working with Wendy. We genuinely didn’t know it was possible to love a realtor so much. Within a week of meeting Wendy, we worked together to put an offer on an incredible house. As is common in LA real estate, there was a very competitive bidding war, which with Wendy’s superb guidance, we won. Wendy was constantly collecting new information and doing analysis to make sure that our ask was just right (not too low, not too high). She miraculously scheduled 10 inspectors the week of Thanksgiving, negotiated off the closing price, and helped us close in 26 days — all during a global pandemic, nonetheless. Wendy is incredibly smart and honest, and was calm, responsive, and fun to work with through the entire process. To us, Wendy is superwoman.
Wendy is the best realtor we've ever worked with- a rare mix of professional, tenacious, and wonderfully easy to work with. We watched how hard she worked on our behalf, while simultaneously making things easier for us. She answered all of our questions, dumb or complicated, with charm and near encyclopedic-knowledge. We looked for a house for quite some time, and Wendy never expressed anything but determination that we would find the right home. And we did! Also please enjoy her signature floor testing move, which we have witnessed and benefitted from many times.
Wendy helped us win a competitive bidding war and got me into the house of my dreams. She was so easy to spend time with and made the home buying process as fun and chill as possible, while being extremely knowledgeable and professional. I'm a pretty indecisive person but she could feel me out and help me parse through the emotions that would come up when it was time to decide how aggressively to pursue a house. She always gave me her honest opinion but also let me know how to do the other option in a responsible way if that was what I wanted. Every step of the process was made easier by her level of experience and warm bedside manner. I recommend her to everyone!
Wendy is proof that Realtors are necessary and can be the make-or-break. Coming from New York, we had wondered, 'Why the need?' My wife and I have told everyone we got our house because of you. Wendy found us an over-looked, under-marketed listing, and strategized us into securing our dream spot.
Thank you for the endless showings until we found our new home, your tireless work selling our old one, and the fantastic attitude and knowledge you brought to both. With much gratitude.
Wendy is the picture of professionalism and how to get things done. We felt incredibly lucky to have her championing us in this very competitive market and feel very sure that she is the reason we landed our dream home. It was a wild process and as first time buyers we were afforded so much attention and guidance through everything. We never felt anything other than 100% supported, despite knowing how much she is both juggling on a daily basis in terms of clients and homes. We actually feel a twinge of sadness now that we've closed on our home because it means we don't get to text Wendy every day anymore -- although we still might. We are SUPER grateful to Wendy and will absolutely turn to her for any future real estate needs, and in the meantime hope she will visit us in Sherman Oaks!
We recently purchased a home in West Adams, and we were so fortunate to have the wonderful Realtor, Wendy Cortese. Wendy was amazing from the start. She went above and beyond to make sure we knew exactly what we needed to do in each step of the home buying process, and when we had questions (we are first time home buyers so we had many!) she answered them patiently and thoroughly. We were so relaxed through the whole process that friends and family didn't even know we were buying a house until we told them! We would highly recommend Wendy when becoming home owners!
Wendy helped us find our first home, and she made a very stressful process go as smoothly as we could have hoped. She helped us through multiple bidding wars and gave us a really good sense of what was reasonable in this market. Wendy was also helpful in walking us through the overall process of buying and getting a mortgage. She referred us to great people for the various things one needs when buying, and she was always quick to respond to our many, many emails. We really trusted Wendy's opinion and advice. Having her with us during the home-buying process made us much more sure of our decisions. And now we love our first place!