As a first time home buyer i can't express how important it is to have a broker that is knowledgeable and supportive and PATIENT!
I have been trying to purchase my first condo in West Los Angeles for over a year and i can tell you i have gone through hand full of local brokers but for whatever reason they dropped the ball somewhere in the middle of the process and left me high and dry and sent me in search of the next broker! I admit, i probably wasn't the easiest client they ever had but im sure i am not the only client who has questions and likes to understand the process rather than just say "yes Mr. broker, i will sign and do as you say" No i like to know what i am getting myself into and so i guess my questions and asking for answers wasn't what most of the brokers out there are looking for. Long story short i was referred to Houtan by a friend of mine who has previously had a pleasure of working with and yes i will use the word "PLEASURE" because now i understand why he was so highly recommended. his demeanor is dry and doesn't sugar quote which at first i was not a big fan of but after months of working with him i understand it.
He is a straight shooter and tells you like how it is whether you like it or not, NOT SO SALESMAN-ship of him, right? Well i tell you what, i learned not to get suckered in by the charm of a salesperson anymore, cause all they care about is that commission right there and then! all my old brokers left me in the middle because i didn't like what THEY wanted to SELL me and not what i wanted! Like i said finding a patient broker is very important and with Houtan's help after almost 6 months of search i was able to buy the condo that I liked. I am thankful for the referral and i will refer and recommend Houtan to every and anyone that i know. I will no longer search for a Broker for any real estate or loan needs, CRESTICO and Houtan are IT and will never forget that! Thank you for making this happen!