There are so many real estate agents out there, how do you select the right one to purchase the most important thing in your life or to sell your current home? Forbes real estate council gives 14 tips when selecting your agent, Rita meets all of them! Here's a list of some of the tips Forbe suggests: 1. Someone who has your best interest. 2. An agent you can trust. 3. An agent who has passion and conviction. 4. Adequate support. 5. Mitigate risk. 6. Strong core values. 7. Compassionate agent who understands you. 8. Clear lines of communication. I have highlighted these in particular because Rita is an outstanding, driven agent who advocates for you with your best interest in the forefront always. My husband and I went into this journey with absolutely no knowledge of what it took to purchase a home. Rita allowed us to make mistakes, we wanted to see houses in cities that were horrible, but she allowed us to see for ourselves that those houses were not right for us, she didn't judge us, she instead became our guide, our compass. She gently guides us and allowed us to tell her what we wanted and she was patient with us and took us step by step. She never allowed us to get discouraged, instead, she provided us with her knowledge to allow us to learn what to expect, to allow us to find our pace in the real estate race. When things got heated and the competition got fierce, she always placed herself in the danger zone and never allowed us to go into a home that was bad for us or out of our range. But this is the one thing that I admire about Rita, her moral compass! She never allowed us to cut corners or to do anything that was unethical. She made us feel as though we were part of her family and as so she was advocating for us, fighting for us, looking for what was best for us. Rita went into every home like an inspector gadget looking for what was broken, providing us with suggestions of what to fix, how to improve things, and went to just walk away. I would call Rita with the craziest question, she returned every single text message, every email, answered every call and made me feel like I was the most important person to her. Rita is very important to our family because she allowed us to accomplish the American Dream. If you want someone that will do her best, then select Rita. Real estate agents are a dime a dozen, but Rita she is a jewel. She will be our agent for life, for us for my children and friends and family. In a world where you can select any agent you want, select the best. Select Rita. Rita, eres la mejor. You are the best. Thank you Rita.
Rita was an absolute pleasure to work with. We first met Rita when we had reached out about a specific rental property that she was representing. We immediately hit it off over the phone and inquired if she would be able to show us some other properties that we were interested in seeing (even though she wasn’t the agent on those listings). She was more than okay with doing this and spent an entire day showing us around the South Bay. While we didn’t find our home that day, Rita stayed on it - sending us potential places as soon as they came on the market. We had a lot of personal preferences that we wanted, along with several non-negotiables and Rita worked with us on all of them. As luck would have it, a condo in Redondo came on the market that checked all of our boxes. There were a few items we had questions about, so Rita went over to the property and took very detailed videos of each of the rooms. This was huge for us, as we were living about 25 miles away and didn’t want to waste a trip down there if it wasn’t needed. The videos she sent were awesome and we asked if we could go see the place that day. After seeing it live, we knew it was the right place and we filled an application out that day. The listing had been on the market for 2 days. After that, Rita kept in constant contact with us, making sure we knew where things were at in the process. She answered all of our questions (and there were a lot) and never made us feel like we were bugging her. She truly cared about making sure we were happy and it showed in everything she did. Even after we moved in, there were a few concerns related to the property (just some loose ends to tie up) and Rita made sure everything was handled to ensure we felt confident about our decision. We cannot say enough amazing things about Rita. She is professional, extremely thorough, quick to respond and on top of that, she’s just a really nice person who cares about her clients. Thank you Rita, you have us as future clients when we’re ready to buy a home or rent another place.
First and foremost, I would like to start out by saying that Rita Gerace is an amazingly dedicated and motivated professional. She has a level of detail orientation and responsiveness that is unparalleled and her integrity and care for her clients is sincere and heartfelt. I am grateful that we crossed paths at the perfect time. Being a first-time home seller (after owning and living in my condo for 15-years) the prospect of selling my home, although exciting, was quite daunting. Rita was there by my side every step of the way to answer all of my questions and be my counsel to many steps in the process that I was unaware of. In this way, she allayed any doubts and fears that I had. She quickly and patiently cleared up any confusion and made the process as painless and easy as possible. Rita's advice and counsel were priceless. She knew exactly what needed to be done and always had my best interests in the forefront of her mind. From the renovation recommendations to how to position the listing and even to how to evaluate the multiple offers that we got after just one open house weekend, Rita worked tirelessly to manage the entire project for me and thus somehow managed to turn a seemingly confusing and scary process into quite the exciting and enjoyable journey with a very satisfying result. In summary, Rita is hands down, one of the most impressive professionals I have ever had the pleasure of meeting in my life. She has an incredible depth of knowledge of her business that serves as a foundation to her delivering an experience that far surpasses expectations. I trust her explicitly and implicitly, and aside from my future personal affairs, would also gladly recommend her to any friends or family looking to do anything in the real estate world.
It’s common knowledge that the commission realtors make to get you into a rental property are peanuts when compared to what they can potentially make with an actual sale, so when I asked Rita if she could help us find a rental property I was prepared to do most of the work and did not want to have any expectations. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Rita truly went above and beyond. We started looking in December, and by May she had found us a place that met all our needs and even hit some dreams. The time and effort she put in truly made us feel special. There were even times where we thought we might have found the one, but she knew there were better places out there. She voiced her concern with potential landlords and brought up points that helped us to make the safest and smartest decision, that ultimately led us to the perfect place we are in now. Rita treated us with the same kind of dedication I would expect from a realtor looking to help their client make a purchase, and that really makes her stand out. When it comes time for us to buy, I know who we will call. Without hesitation, I would recommend her (and I do) to all of my friends and loved ones. I started out with a realtor and ended up with a friend.
Rita Gerace made my family’s lives easier! She has become part of our forever friends. Selling my family home after 60+ years was a daunting task but Rita had researched the area and knew what buyers were looking for. We discussed which updates made the most sense and would keep our reno on budget. Since we would be living 2 hours away we didn’t know how to manage the painters, flooring folks, and electrician’s coming and going. Rita offered immediately to help us out. She not only recommended people who she’s worked with before, she met them at the house, set up a lockbox, and sent us pictures as the work progressed. A few weeks later we were ready to list at a higher price than we had originally expected. We sold in 8 days with multiple offers at more than $30k over list price. After such a wonderful experience, I reached out to Rita for advice when I was ready to purchase in the Palm Springs area. She answered my questions and offered to come down and be my agent. Yay! I’m in my new house and Rita has helped my son close on his new home too. You won’t go wrong selecting Rita Gerace whether you’re buying or selling your house.
We loved working with Rita as we were looking for a place to rent in Redondo Beach. At first, we started out on our own, but really quickly we realized we had to get professional help to get to the best listings on time and avoid all the scams out there. Rita brought absolute professionalism with friendliness and honesty. She kept us informed with realistic expectations while also making us feel confident that we will find the place that we are looking for. Me and my husband were looking for a lot in a rental and bit (like most couples) were on different ideal outcomes. Rita quickly read both of us and showed us options that matched our individual tastes and let us decide which we liked the most. She is super responsive and on top of her business. Every detail was buttoned up and timely no matter the hour or the day. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for any type of real estate and I will keep her name for future needs for sure.
Rita is the best! Working with Rita was a 100% pleasurable experience. From the moment the search began for my new home she was completely available to me throughout the entire process. Rita is diligent, thorough, quick-witted, and highly knowledgeable with her work. I never doubted that I was in the right hands with Rita. Any expectations I could have from a realtor were far exceeded. At the time of my move, I was called out of town for a family emergency. Rita willingly met the movers on both ends of the job. She ensured that all was taken care of properly with the move, thus allowing me to be with my family without concern. She is a true problem solver. On top of it all, Rita is a true pleasure to be with. She brings with her tenacity, a great spirit, and a sense of humor. I sing my praises for Rita!
It was my first home buying experience. I thought I had studied and researched a lot about the real estate market and any detail of the home buying process. But, in retrospect, I was wrong and not fully ready. Rita was knowledgeable with professionalism. She never pushed or rushed me and my family in any decision-making process. She was good at providing me with factual information and candid opinion. Especially, I was very impressed with Rita's negotiation tactics and skills in dealing with the seller and the listing agent. Even after the escrow was closed, Rita kept reaching out to me for useful resources, advice, legal matters, etc. And, I was able to call, text, and email her whenever I had questions as a first home buyer. Thank you Rita, for making my family's life upgraded!
Rita is amazing. We were out-of-town buyers who came in once a month to see properties that she found and showed us before Covid. Then we moved and started looking at more areas and refining our must-haves, wants, and needs. Rita was great in finding us two amazing properties and helping us pick the right one. She negotiated on our behalf and helped reach many advantages over the seller. We learned a lot from her and we were not even first-time homebuyers. She led us through the whole process and continues to be a source of knowledge for us. She's a great listener and honed in on our wants and needs. Highly recommend working with her. And if we buy again, we will gladly use her services again!
I worked with Rita to purchase my first home. I generally didn't know a whole heck of a lot when starting but Rita was a tremendous asset in both steering me in the right direction and helping to explain things along the way. I worked with 3 different realtors initially and Rita was easily the best person I worked with, by a large amount. She went above and beyond in working to close the deal and made the whole experience very simple. I had prompt communication, fast responses, correct guidance, and a high level of service. I would very much enjoy working with Rita again. I've even recommended her to a few of my coworkers who were interested in homes in the South Bay.
Rita is wonderful! We were selling our parents’ home which had been in the family for over 65 years and Rita understood our needs and desires. She gave sound advice regarding home improvements and also was a good listener. Rita was especially supportive and helpful working with us as long-distance clients. She was amazing in guiding us through 12 “above price” offers and counteroffers. I have been involved with realtors in four other home sales and purchases and Rita Gerace ranks at the top.
Rita understood what and why I needed a particular property and she didn't give up and she went the extra mile for me. She made this experience all about me and my needs. I couldn't have done this without her. Rita was just the right person t the right time. Rita will always be my go-to person and will recommend her to everyone I know. I have already recommended Rita to 2 other families I know. Thank you Rita!
Rita was an absolute joy to work with on the purchase of our home. She was knowledgeable and skilled to maneuver efficiently throughout the process. Rita was able to provide recommendations for vendors and guidance on what we should expect from the sellers. Rita was always available and was great when it came down to the "Omg, what did we just do?” moment all buyers feel at the end of the process.
When I first approached Rita I was greeted with respect and knowledge. Throughout my whole experience with Rita, she understood my needs and she went the extra mile for me. She made me feel comfortable and hopeful. I have already recommended Rita to 2 other families and I know they too will be extremely happy with the results Rita will give them. Thank you so much Rita Gerace!
If I could rate higher than 5+, I would! Rita went above and beyond to find us our new home. She thought of every detail and was proactive in ensuring it was a smooth and simple process. Highly recommended her. Thanks Rita!
Whether you are looking to purchase, sell, or invest, Rita is dedicated to serving you to the fullest capacity as she believes in creating client relationships for life.