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Purchased a home in Santa Clarita, CA in 2018

Review by Carla Sourced by realtor.com
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Professional. Dependable. Knowledgeable. Committed. Diligent. Organized. Resourceful. Trustworthy. Passionate about his work. These are few of the adjectives we could say about Jose Contreras if you ask about him. He will prioritize his clients and prospects, and walk through any questions, concerns or ideas that there may be lingering in their mind. He will look for value and benefit for all his buyers and sellers working with him. He will make himself available and work around your schedule. Don't be surprised if he brings his little ones along with him, they're cute and love helping dad out; he is a family man before he is a realtor. That speaks volumes; after all, buying a house is a family affair for the majority of us, and to know that he would have that family mindset for you, it will give you a peace of mind, knowing he will look for things that you could possibly be thinking about or don't even know that you should consider. He helped us buy our first house and we could not be happier with the outcome. Nevermind that he worked even through the Christmas Holidays to make it happen. He was very organized in the whole paperwork ordeal, presented and explained every aspect of it to us. He was patient with the million questions we had, the emails, calls or texts. We never felt uninformed with him. He made sure that all grounds were cover with the selling party and are confident he got us the best deal we could've gotten for our home. Additionally, Rachna from Homebridge Financial, which was part of his extensive list of resources available to us, was extremely helpful, informative and turned out to be the most competitive. They too were exceptional and crucial for this whole process. The fact he has a relationship with them made it all smoother in processing and approving the loan. He's good at what he does. You will not regret trusting him.

Purchased a home in Long Beach, CA in 2018

Review by Rocky Peak Sourced by realtor.com
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We've been working with Jose for quite a while looking for investment properties. His patience and professional attitude have been outstanding while we looked through what seems like hundreds of properties. Our search requirements were from the San Fernando Valley all the way south to Long Beach. Jose had no issues with driving down to Long Beach on multiple occasions to help us with our purchase. During this process our requirements and time frame changed when we were faced with a time deadline due to a 1031 exchange transaction. Jose took on this challenge and really helped us look at a wider range of properties. His ability to refine the number of properties to look at while keeping in mind the potential for return on investment was extremely helpful. I would recommend Jose to any one looking to purchase or sell a property in the Los Angeles area.

Purchased a home in Porter Ranch, CA in 2017

Review by Joe Mogel Sourced by realtor.com
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Jose Contreras did an excellent job, he understood what my situation was and the timing. He was able to show me properties that will work for me in my complicated real estate transaction. We were able to close the deal in a very expeditious manner and we ran into very few hurdles along the way and it turn out to be a very easy transaction. I will recommend Jose to anyone in the Porter Ranch areas as he seems to know the area exceptionally well, it makes it very easy for him to stay on top of the real estate transaction. He was also able to provide me homes that were not even on the market, which allow me to jump on them without any competition. He helped me buy 3 properties and rented them all out.

Sold a home in Palmdale, CA in 2016

Review by Daemion Sourced by realtor.com
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As a result of Jose's professionalism, attention to detail, knowledge of the market, negotiating skills, and due diligence, I sold my income property for $5k over the asking price. He conducted multiple open houses and handled multiple back up offers as needed in an atmosphere of inconsistent appraisal values and strict underwriting requirements to close the deal. Thank you again for your excellent service.

Sold a home in Santa Clarita, CA in 2017

Review by Jose Sourced by realtor.com
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Jose is a true professional. His knowledge of the market and the process, his dedication to his career and strong customer service makes him a fantastic asset. He was in charge of selling our first property after we relocated to Colorado and his trustworthiness, work ethic and acumen are second to none in this business. Thank you for all the help Jose!

Sold a home in Santa Clarita, CA in 2016

Review by Irene G Sourced by realtor.com
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We have been working with Jose since 2012. This year we sold our house. As always José's work is beyond our expectations. It is really nice to be able to rely and trust 100% in his knowledge and experience, which have always gotten us the best deals. He surrounds himself with a great team that also makes the whole process feel like a bliss. Thank you José for your incredible work! Couldn't be happier!

Sold a home in Santa Clarita, CA in 2016

Review by Irene G Sourced by realtor.com
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We have been working with Jose since 2012. This year we sold our house. As always José's work is beyond our expectations. It is really nice to be able to rely and trust 100% in his knowledge and experience, which have always gotten us the best deals. He surrounds himself with a great team that also makes the whole process feel like a bliss. Thank you José for your incredible work! Couldn't be happier!

Sold a home in PORTER RANCH, CA in 2016

Review by Isabel V. Sourced by realtor.com
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We had that perfect chance & timing of having our property's sale process handled by the expertise of Mr. Jose Contreras! My husband and I placed our Porter Ranch house on the market and were initially on our own with house showings, etc., with questions and concerns being coordinated with our agent who's based all the way in San Diego. This situation of a sort of long distance relationship with our agent placed a stress on us and the process, and proved an almost impossible positive result. Thanks to Jose Contreras's intervention and expertise that we finally got our property sold! Jose is the kind of agent who devotes his time and effort to the fullest as needed. Specific to our case, Jose showed great skills and temperament in dealing with situations, the potential buyers, and his fellow agents. My husband and I strongly consider and recommend Jose Contreras to be the trusted and reliable one to handle our and our family's future real estate needs.

Purchased a home in Valencia , CA in 2016

Review by HC Sourced by realtor.com
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Thank you Jose for making our process much much easier. From always getting us a fast response to having the knowledge of the process and what was going on. Words can't express how greatly appreciated we are time and effort you provided.

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    Jose was very professional and made me feel very comfortable through the whole rental process. Teresa Calver
    First let me say that I had been a realtor/broker for over 25 years in Penna and a certified residential appraiser in New Jersey for the same period of time. Recently locating here to the Los Angeles area, attempting to find an apartment proved to be a daunting task, to say the least. After searching for over a month, dealing with lazy and unprofessional landlords and realtors, I finally found a condo for rent that interested me. Jose was holding an open house when I went to look at it. He made the entire experience easy with his promptness, professionalism, warmth and overall capability to "get the job done" He is a true professional in my opinion and I highly recommend him to anyone interested in real estate, either purchasing, selling or renting. Julie Mazella
    José was a godsend! As we were relocating to Colorado, we needed to get our house ready to rent in California. José went out of his way to make this process smooth for us. In the middle of packing our whole house, he managed to take beautiful pictures of it. Was in contact with us all the time, giving us great advice and keeping us up to date with the progress of the different showings he did of the house. And the best part of all: he helped us find the perfect renters. Thanks to José we have peace of mind about our house in California as we get settled in Colorado. So grateful to have had him throughout this process. So worth it!!! Irene Guevara
    Jose fue un excelente broker para trabajar con el, aparte de tener un español perfecto siempre se tomo el tiempo de sentarse con nosotros y explicarnos todo. Su manera de trabajar muy profesional y con mucha etica. Hizo de esta experiencia de comprar casa muy facil y divertida. Muchas Gracias Jose. Sin duda alguna the best broker agent in LA. Dolores
    Jose Contreras handled the sale of our West Hills home exceptionally well: well above the price we asked for within a month. we closed escrow in 18 days. He knows how to reach the right buyers , how to negotiate to his client's advantage . He works hard , is honest and is very diplomatic. He has handled four transactions for us and we will ask him again in the future Ellen Valderrama
    I highly recommend Jose Contreras Real Estate Team to everyone. He's a true professional and a genuinely nice guy. I realize it won't always be this easy to sell your home, but I think you'd be hard pressed to find a better Realtor. Jose provided detailed information regarding the process. Extremely knowledgable about the market. Made himself available at any time of the day. Outstanding work ethic, I will definitely work with Jose in the future. Brady C.
    Jose helped us buy a home. He made the transaction very seamless. He always responded right away and answered any questions we had as soon as he got the answers. He's a great Realtor and I would definitely use him again as well as highly recommend him. Nadine Guyaux
    We see our relationship with Jose as a fortuitous blessing that made the experience of our first home purchase seamless and I dare say a pleasurable, stress free interaction. I felt we were guided around obstacles and maneuvered over sticky spots with perfect grace and above all consideration for our best interest. He is by far one of the most considerate, humble and kind persons I have had the pleasure of interacting with. His advice on negotiating points was always on point and Jose’s elegant way of organizing and presenting data helped us understand each step of the process. Jose always replied promptly to emails and text messages with clear and informative messages, which made us, feel completely covered in the process. We truly cannot speak highly enough of Jose and his professionalism. Christa
    Jose not only sold my home in record breaking time, but negotiated for my new home too.. We worked well together and my trusting his suggestion in the pricing of my home for selling,, not only drew in a lot of prospective buyers, but actually ended up making more money than the asking price, We had great open houses and 10 offers on the first day. I attribute this to trusting my agent's knowledge of the market in my area . He worked very hard. My many questions were answered promptly and clearly. He negotiated with integrity and kindness and kept up the momentum to close both properties in a timely manner. His personality was a treasure to experience. Full of life, honor, understanding and kindness. During such a stressful and emotional time, Jose was an anchor in the storm. We had some pretty demanding buyers and he handled the situation well. I now own a lovely home in the location of my choice and will use much of the money I made on my home enhancing the new property. Thank you Jose for being apart of the process to make this all happen!! Jose really is the best agent I ever worked with, and I have worked with other agents in the past whom I thought did fine. Now I know what a good agent is. Pam Wolfe
    We highly recommend Jose to anyone who is interested to buy or sell their home. Jose has shown above ordinary patience, consideration and communication in helping us to navigate the purchase of our home. His integrity, kindness, enthusiasm and passion for his work makes him delightful to work with. Pat Carman
    As moving and relocating can always be stressful time, Jose was able to meet all of our needs, concerns and wishes within a timely manner. Jose handled himself professionally and respectfully. We would highly recommend his services to anyone. Rob H.
    Jose is the most amazing broker I have ever dealt with in home buying and selling experiences. This is now the second time I have used him, and will for all future sales and purchases. He is the most professional, honest, out of his way, sincere, timely and efficient broker in the business and he will always be the the one I think of when someone asks me for a referral. He is creative, thinks outside the box, was accommodating to not only me, but everyone involved in the transaction. He is definitely the one you want on your team! Gary and Michelle K.
    Jose really helped us in all the things we needed. Responsive n very Accomodating. Despite our credit problems Jose was able to get us into the house we wanted. I should have gone to him in the first place n save me a lot of time n disappointment in trying to find a house on my own . Thank you so much for your due diligence n hard work Maria G.
    Jose's main strength is his very professional and patient approach towards the challenges that we faced as buyers in a fast-moving real estate market. He was very accommodating in showing properties and answering questions about the Porter Ranch communities. We could not have done this without his help. Ellen Valderrama
    Our experience with Jose in the purchase of our home was fantastic. He was available at all times and able to accommodate our schedules with respect to viewing any properties we were interested in. Once we found our perfect home he did a great job helping us acquire it, and was very helpful throughout the closing process. Despite the fact it took place over the holiday season, he constantly stayed on all involved parties to ensure we closed on time, and was in regular contact with us. I have already recommended Jose to a friend who is now working with him exclusively and very much appreciates his work ethic. Yana S.
    Jose went above the call of duty to help me with my first home purchase. He took my requirements into consideration when showing me the available homes and did not waste my time. During the negotiation process, Jose explained all the available options and helped me make difficult decisions. I would highly recommend Jose to anyone who is serious in purchasing a home. Homar C.
    José Contreras helped us navigate the San Fernando Valley, Canyon Country, Santa Clarita and Valencia market as hesitant first time home buyers. He was more than patient with us as we looked for quite some time. He is highly knowledgeable and offers top-notch customer service. He was there every step of the way when we finally did buy a home and handled as much of the process as he could to make things easier on us. I would highly recommend José Contreras and personally would never use anyone else! Carlos L.
    Moved to Los Angeles without knowing the area at all and Jose Contreras was incredibly helpful. Jose helped us looked for a place on our budget and recommended great areas according to our needs. Jose made us feel at home, was very nice, and very professional. Jose Contreras made our experience be easy and simple. He constantly kept sending information our way and he made sure we were getting what we were looking for. I am very grateful for his expertise and knowledge and most of all for his amazing service. He is really the guy to go to when looking for the perfect place to live. Maria Belen Amores
    Jose was extremely helpful in leading my family and I to find a rental property that was most suitable for our standard of living! He was very knowledgeable of the surrounding areas and even helped negotiate a rental price that fit our budget! I would recommend Jose to anyone who desires both friendliness and professionalism in their house hunting experience! Edward
    He is very reliable, personable, experienced, honest and a go-getter!! He was able to rent my place in less than a week. He is very artistic in the way the rental property was placed in the ad. He is also very responsive, no matter what time of the day and even on weekends. Excel Cupp
    Jose helped us buy our first house and I can tell you he is going to be the one that helps me buy all my other properties in the future. He is great, professional, knowledgeable and always available. I will always recommend him to my friends and family, actually we have already recommended him to several and a lot of them ended up buying a house. And by the way, they had the same experience we had with him....a truly great experience!!! Juan Jose Guevara
    jose is a fantastic asset to anyone looking for a piece of real estate. he is patient and clear and hugely empathetic in what can be a trying experience. he is also great at communicating with the other parties in a prospective transaction. Andrew Campbell
    Jose went above and beyond what most real estats agent do. I had been looking for a house and a agent for a while and found Jose to be the best. he went as far as going to the property while in escrow so we could water the lawn. he always answer my calls and was there at the signing of papers. I would recommend Jose to anyone who is looking for a house and want someone that is right n top of all aspects of you transition. Marilyn Zadra
    We recently closed a very complicated , prolonged escrow and Jose has worked very hard to get the deal done. He was always available , answering promptly all our questions , very professional and reliable. Many times he took initiative and went beyond his regular duties to get answers and protect our interests. We have been very happy with his service and strongly recommend him. Anca Fatu
    We recently purchased an investment property and our agent Jose Contreras was of an immense help. He was knowledgeable and well informed, and was there for us during the entire process. Jose was answering our calls and concerns and was always there for us when we needed information, advice, or to schedule an appointment. He led us through the purchasing process and was a great help while dealing with escrow and the bank’s loan officers. No matter what came, Jose was always one step ahead – calling agents and making sure that the correct documentation goes on time to meet the closing deadline. His wonderful personality and optimism was a great help as well which gave us the confidence that we will be able to find our dream property. A great negotiator, Jose managed to save us time and money. Thank you Jose, Iagoda Lazarova Iagoda Lazarova
    Jose was a professional and energetic team player who always went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure our clients were satisfied to the fullest extent. Jose Prado
    We just closed a very complicated transaction with Jose. He was responsive and did an excellent job negotiating and closing the deal. I would highly recommend Jose. Erwin Bucy
    Jose was very thorough in his preparation, in his showing of properties and very knowledgeable of existing real estate market. He assisted in securing our property in a very professional manner. Ramon Chavez
    We were so blessed to have met Jose Contreras. He's a very patient and professional person. Jose is someone who is very respectful. With our buying process there was never a "NO" but instead, he gave us motivation to find our perfect place. He always gave us honest suggestions and opinions. Jose always respected our decisions and explain everything until we completely understood. He was available 24/7 in his office and outside hours. For everyone who are concerned or worried of buying a property like we were, we recommend Jose Contreras. He is the best in the business. Thank you so much for all your help Jose. -Luis and Vilma Revolorio Luis Revolorio
    Jose Alex Contreras was my real estate agent from the time I came to Santa Clarita, CA in 2011 until the time I moved out of California in 2017. In January 2012 he helped me find and purchase a two bedroom condo in Siena Villas on the second floor overlooking beautiful trees which I purchased at a great price. I sold this property with his help in January 2017, making a good profit in the process. He also helped me purchase and rent another condo in 2014 which was sold with his help in 2017. He was great helping me negotiate the best prices for purchasing, selling, and renting in California. Gloria Falconi
    Truly the best realtor! He made the whole process of buying a home so smooth. He was always available to help with everything we needed at all times. He even went out of his way to solve a few problems we encountered after the purchase had gone through! I couldn't recommend him more. Sabina Loefgren
    Jose is definitely the best realtor we have ever worked with. Our buying experience with him was truly a pleasant breeze. Need a realtor in Southern California, Jose Contreras is our top recommendation! Carlos Jimenez
    Jose is the consummate Real Estate professional. We have used his services twice and could not be happier. Whether you are looking to buy or sell, my wife and I heartily recommend Jose as the guy that will get the job done. Michael & Bonnie Cal