Selling your home of 35 years was not easy. We had to overcome the fact that the process has changed and NOT just because of the Internet. There were more inspections, more paperwork (albeit done electronically) and the challenges of selling amidst a pandemic. In a chance meeting I was introduced to Maurice several years ago. When we were ready to list I pulled the card Maurice had given me. I was impressed with his open, honest and realistic assessment of the real estate market and our home. He helped us price the property and provided invaluable advice about the presentation of our property. He also always put our preferences first in terms of COVID safety. Ultimately, we had multiple offers and he educated us in the handling of those offers to the point that we obtained exactly the price we sought. I would be remiss if I failed to mention that Maurice’s business partner and wife (Bethany) was gracious and helpful in all aspects of the sale as well. We have now been in our new home for nearly three months and despite all of the challenges of 2020 we realize how lucky we were in the sale of our home thanks to Maurice and Bethany.
Maurice contacted us through his mail program which I found quite interesting since I work in the business. His reporting system was spot on and valued our house higher than the area comps. Not only was he spot on with the higher price, he had us an offer in one day with a deal that closed in just 7 days. More importantly we had no inspections to deal with, zero hassles, he took care of all the paperwork and we closed exactly on time with no delays. To top that he got us a 6 months lease back for free! In all my years of working in the real estate business, I have never seen a deal like the one Maurice landed us in just 1 day after making contact. I have also dealt with countless realtors in my business, but none have delivered exactly what Maurice said he would do. Very impressed is an understatement!!!!! Thank you to Maurice and the Californian Estates team.
It was a pleasure to work with Maurice on the sale of my property in Brentwood through this terrible period of Covid. He made the process extremely simply and stress free. I especially liked the way he kept control of the transaction with clear and consice directions from the beginning to the end. We would like to thank him for his commitment to us and his professionalism. We have no problems recommending Maurice to any future buyers or sellers. Thank Maurice
Dear Maurice, It has been several months since we first met in connection with the sale of our house on Linda Flora. We had expectations of the approach and certainly hopes for a successful and cooperative sales program. From the start we were very impressed with the enthusiasm you brought to the formation of your approach. We had the problem of an undefined time we could vacate the premises due to confirmation of a place in the retirement community we had selected. Your approach working with that constraint was a key factor and after several tries found exactly the right buyer who would work with our conditions and yet see the potential for achieving their goals. The result was a very successful transaction and we give you credit for guiding the selling efforts. Along with this was the development of our mutual friendship. We enjoyed the conversations, laughs, periods of negotiation and final settlement of the matter and consider you a new found friend as a result. We thank you for these efforts in our best interest and wish you continued success in the your challenging profession. We look forward to keeping in touch with you in the future. Sincerely.
My experience with Maurice Woolf has been nothing but positive. He is resourceful, knowledgeable and proactive. I highly recommend Maurice to anyone interested in purchasing luxury real estate in the Los Angeles area.
I lived in my home for over 50 years, so choosing the correct real estate company was very important that I get what I was looking for. Both myself and my advisor interviewed several real estate companies along the way and found that most of the companies were saying the same thing and not thinking about what we wanted. We chose Maurice and Michael because we liked their approach to privacy and their empathy which was exactly what we expected. Their off market approach was perfect for us because I’m old and couldn’t deal with all those people coming back and forward. I would personally like to thank them so much fo their patience and especially their hard work in getting my house sold quickly, efficiently and most of all without much stress. 5 Star guys. Thank you.
Thank you Maurice and Bethany for the sale of our house on Linda Flora drive in Bel air. The sale went extremely smoothly without any hick ups. It was sold off market extremely quickly. We liked the fact that no open house were done and that we actually got a price better than some other realtors had quoted us. Again, thank you for your hard work a dedication to making it happen so efficiently. Gail
What a pleasure working with Bethany and Maurice who was recommended by a close personal friend. Their attention to detail was second to none. My mother had lived in the house over 50 years and the task of getting everything done what scary for us. They took us through the process step by step and held our hand right to the end. We did private showings only and within a week our house was sold not only for a good price, but well over the asking price. We can only give our best recomendations to Maurice and Bethany but thank them for making what seemed an impossible task pretty simple.
Having been an investor for many years and working with countless different agents who don’t really inform you of what’s going on, I have to mention Its been a pleasure to work with Maurice and his off market system not only did he valuate the property for higher he actually sold it for what he said. I recommend him to any developers and sellers.
I’ve worked with Maurice quite a lot over the years and have to say he has real estate investing down to a fine art with his Reulti program. The transaction have been stealth, streamlines and seamless. Its a pleasure doing business with you Maurice, keep the properties coming.
Im extremely impresses with the off market system that is used at Californian Estates. As a developer, it’s a breath of fresh air to have properties shown to people who want to actually buy them. They have sold 3 of our properties simply because they know what they are doing. Heres to the next 3. Thank you Erwin
I had one of the most professional, hassle free transactions ever! Thank you, Bethany
Maurice is not only capable of finding interesting projects but his real strength is putting together the right parties on both sides. His tactful marketing and his non-invasive and polished style helped in completing more than 1 positive transaction with our team. We look forward to continue to work with Maurice.
When reflecting on my very successful experience with CEI (Californian Estates, Inc.), several positive feelings and memories come to mind. Most importantly, CEI’s motto and the CEI staff activities are totally “client focused”. CEI assigns to each of their clients (buyers as well as sellers), a dedicated staff of licensed and experienced individuals, who are knowledgeable in the types and locations of real estate properties that their clients are primarily interested in. From the first meeting when I talked with CEI about selling my 4-unit apartment complex, I was impressed with the patience and attentiveness displayed by all of CEI’s professionals. CEI definitely listens to their clients and are focused and aggressively motivated to meet the needs, expectations and time schedules specified by their clients. CEI creates a unique and innovative sales/marketing plan for each of their seller clients. Similarly, CEI develops a structured property acquisition plan for their buyer clients. One of the key elements contributing to CEI’s achievement of “total client satisfaction” and “continued client loyalty” is CEI’s extensive network of “ready”, “willing,” “able” and “qualified” buyer clients. Additionally, CEI maintains and ever-growing inventory of private “pocket” listings of six-figure, seven-figure and eight-figure real estate properties, ready for purchase in different locations throughout the Greater Los Angeles metropolitan and surrounding, exclusive residential neighborhoods. Progress in executing both types of client plans is accelerated and driven by high-energy CEI staff, who are continuously involved with their clients, frequently interacting between each buyer and seller through their respective agents, and providing imaginative and accommodating resolutions to seller and buyer issues and obstacles in order to achieve timely and satisfactory completion of transactions. It took CEI only 60 days, from our first meeting until the close of escrow for my apartments. During that time, CEI developed and implemented an aggressive marketing plan, scheduled and conducted continuous private showings of the apartments, with minimum interference of resident tenants. Several offers were received and countered, resulting in a sale well above market value and asking price. I was very satisfied with Californian Estates, Inc. and with the performance and professionalism of their operating staff. In the future, I plan to use them again.
My wife and I can’t thank Maurice enough for all the hard work, dedication and time he spent working with us on the sale of our existing home and purchase of a new home. Maurice definitely went above and beyond in his effort to get both transactions done. The sale of our existing home presented a host of challenges, but Maurice and his team confidently steered us through a process where many real estate professionals would have thrown in the towel and ultimately were able to negotiate a record-setting deal for the property. At the same time, Maurice’s experience in negotiations, coupled with his responsiveness and accessibility, made the purchase of our dream home a smooth process. Maurice is a true professional who cares very much for his clients and we were fortunate to have him as a Realtor. We have since become good friends and most definitely will suggest Maurice and his team to anyone we know who is planning to sell or purchase a home.
Purchasing a home for a first time home owner can be a daunting task. However, with the help of my agent Maurice Woolf with California Estates, the process of buying my first home came with great ease. Maurice took the time to get to know not just what my family and I were looking for in a house, but he took the time to get to know us as a family. He understood the importance of this house becoming a home to us. With such a great client-agent relationship, Maurice knew exactly what to look for, and began anticipating our needs even before we had the chance to tell him. He was always one step ahead, making the process less stressful and well organized. Our family got everything we wanted and more including, a beautiful pool, solar panels, a Mulholland Dr address and a half acre of flourishing land in Bel Air. Our offer was the lowest offer and was accepted as Maurice was trustworthy, reliable, and honest and did a great job closing the deal. Maurice continued to go above and beyond for our family by introducing me to a mortgage officer who was able to get me the best rate possible. As newlyweds, this has been the perfect start to our new journey in what truly feels like our own family home. This house has already been filled with beautiful wedding engagement receptions, holiday gatherings, and family functions. I am so grateful for Maurice who was able to make this happen for us. He truly helped us into what I dream will be our forever home.
Having access to pocket listings have been an integral part to the success of our development process and our relationship withCalifornian Estates has been a valuable asset. “Maurice has a nose for the best off-market properties around. He finds us great pocket listings to buy and develop and when we are ready to sell, we run it through his off-market program again. The whole process is easy and seamless, opening up my time and energy to building and developing more properties.”
As a venture capitol group, we always like to have the clear information at hand before we do any investments, Californian Estates not only saved us valuable time in finding that information, they packaged it in such a way with their BPO’s that it was a quick and simple decision for the board. We have purchase several great properties through them and their pocket listing program that doing business with them is seamless, heres to many more property purchases in the future.
Maurice Woolf and his Californian estates team have taken all the hard work out of real estate selling in my opinion. My experience with his team simply put, was smooth, streamlined and very straight forward. His off market system kept everything under the radar and extremely private which I liked very much. His team made all the paperwork easy, I got over the price I originally wanted what more do you want. My original research about the horror stories of selling properties here in Los Angeles were certainly not the case with Maurice. Thank you Maurice for making this next stage of my life a reality.