“Just wanted to let you know that we finally purchased a home here in LA.
We worked with the real estate broker Tim Ready (who you recommended to use with the AIG relocation program) in August 2013 to look for a rental property as we were not ready to buy then. Tim was great and gave us true red carpet service: my wife and I came to LA from NY and in 3 days Tim had found us the perfect house to rent, located next to the school that our children still go to now. Over the course of the year Tim periodically sent us listings for homes for sales that were matching our criteria and so prepared us well for what the market is like. This last June, we finally decided that we were ready to buy and there was no question in our mind that we wanted Tim to help us find our home.
Tim Ready was a real pleasure to work with on our home purchase. He was proactive in pointing out attractive houses on the market, was there with us at every showing, advised us on important factors affecting the value of each property we considered, and he was always reachable and very responsive to all our questions. He established a relationship of trust from the get go, and was truly representing our interests every step of the way. His calm demeanor and professionalism made the whole process of buying a home easy for us. We made ample use of his network of relationships in the business, for example he put us in touch with a great local mortgage broker that enabled us to close the transaction in record time and on our terms.
I strongly recommend working with Tim and I would definitely work with him again on any real estate transaction.
I have recommended Tim to other colleagues at AIG that recently moved to Los Angeles, and I wanted you to know that his performance was absolutely stellar.
Sr. Managing Director | Chief Risk Officer
Individual and Group Retirement and Institutional Markets
AIG Life and Retirement
We wanted to offer a ringing endorsement of the realty services of Tracy Taggart. We moved from Los Angeles across the country for work and had to see our home long distance. As such, we needed a trusted realtor which could both achieve the best possible price and keep the home in an excellent state. Above all, we needed someone we could trust.
After trying some months with a different realtor, where we experienced a lack of communication and little market interest, we switched to Tracy. She immediately showed her honesty by communication and itemizing the minor improvements she thought necessary to help us achieve the target price (eg kitchen backsplash). By investing a few thousand dollars, we helped Tracy make the home more marketable. Ultimately we closed a successful offer in a few days once we got back on the market.
A final comment. We were unfortunate whist listing the house to have a flood. Tracy helped manage the insurance claim and repair works in a highly open and efficient fashion. We literally could not have done it without her. With her help we were able to repair the house rapidly and work properly with the insurance company. We definitely feel this went above and beyond what was required but Tracy was enthusiastic and supportive and never let us down. We are deeply grateful for her support and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a realtor in the Los Angeles area.
To whom it may concern –
It has been just over a month since closing on our home in Los Angeles – and I wanted to take a moment to thank Tracy Taggart of Ready Properties for her significant role in helping us prepare our home, list it, stage it, negotiate the deal and sell the property.
My wife, Josephine and I selected Tracy Taggart and Ready Properties after meeting her and Broker/Owner Tim Ready to discuss a relocation-driven sale of our home in Woodland Hills. We chose the company based on their relocation focus, being a niche player … but we also liked the personable style and depth of knowledge in the local area that Tracy had. We had the choice of other larger national brands, but felt that Tim and Tracy could offer a unique focus tailored to our situation.
We were very happy with the service we received from Tracy, with the following standing out:
- From broker listing agreement signing to the house being on the market was a matter of days.
- Tracy aligned the house listing activities with the completion of renovation work, and upcoming international travel that my wife and I had planned.
- She staged selectively at no additional cost to us, bringing additional warmth and character to our home that added to the value seen by buyers.
- She negotiated with multiple buyers and their agents and coordinated with us while we were travelling in remote parts of Africa. She helped get us to the price we wanted !
- She coordinated all aspects of inspection and repair activity, and ensured that all the unique requirements of the relocation company, AiRes, were met, helping to make sure that we did not fall out of process or incur additional cost.
We were very happy with Tracy’s efforts, discipline and demeanor as we went through the home sale process together. I can only give her the highest praise – and thanks for making the whole relocation sale as painless as possible.
In short, I would highly recommend any prospective buyer/relo company work with Tracy Taggart and Ready Properties if they are looking for strong customer service, good real estate and negotiating knowledge and someone with an eye for design.
Dr Robert J Fleming
Tim was spectacular in the representation and sale of our home in North Ranch. His pricing recommendation was right on target and we closed in the high 2 million range. His marketing abilities were first class and how he negotiated the transaction was flawless. Highly recommend him to anyone who needs to negotiate a real estate transaction.
President, C2 imports
“Excellent agent who I’d definitely work with again. Tim was proactive, communicated very well, and exhibited deep knowledge of both the So. CA areas we searched and overall real estate issues. We were also very impressed with his buyer sales strategies, recommendations, and negotiation skills.”
Chris S., Executive VP, So. Cal. publicly traded company
“Tim Ready was instrumental in orchestrating both the sale of our previous property, and the concurrent purchase of our new home. He was calm under pressure and always worked diligently towards our common goal of closed escrows. A real Professional. Would definitely work with him again.”
I am sending you a note to let you know that I was very pleased with the professionalism of Tim Ready with Ready Properties. As part of an extended relocation (self-inflicted due to a home remodeling), my wife and I occupied one of Tim’s townhouses at 1033 Via Colinas, Westlake Village, for 8 months. We found the townhouse to be well furnished, in a convenient location and well situated within the complex. On the few occasions that we needed maintenance done with the townhouse, Tim was responsive and always ensured that the work was completed at our convenience.
I would recommend Ready Properties for other Amgen relocations.