See what their clients are saying about Rebecca Davis and Claire Burns
See what their clients are saying about Rebecca Davis and Claire Burns
With LA real estate being one of the most competitive markets, it is imperative that you not only find a realtor you feel comfortable with, but also one with extensive knowledge of both the city and your individual needs. After 2.5yrs of losing bids, my wife and I were introduced to Rebecca and everything immediately changed.
Knowing the challenges of finding a safe neighborhood with good public schools at our price point potentially made us her biggest challenge, but she accepted it with vigor and we landed a home nearly right away. Between her likable personality and professional demeanor, her ability to connect with the selling agents was apparent and made our entire process that much easier. Instead of gunning for the commission and not really caring what or where we ended up in, she was extremely honest and had no problem giving us any reservations she had about the properties we looked at that she wasn't sure would be the best fit for us. Once finding the perfect spot and helping us win the bid, Rebecca made our escrow process as painless and seamless as possible.
She is extremely communicative and responds quickly, even if it's a simple text telling you she'll get back to you at x time.
No need to search any further, she is all you need to get you to your next stage in the real estate life.
We have bought and sold 5 houses in the LA area and compared to the rest of the realtors with whom we worked, Claire is far and above the BEST. Claire represented us as sellers and as buyers. Aside from her very nice and pleasant personality, Claire was always the consummate professional and was extremely knowledgeable about the LA market, about business, inspections and all aspects of the actual transaction. She was always looking out for our best interests, even if it meant she might make less money. We put our absolute trust in Claire and have no regrets whatsoever. Her whole team, especially Drew, were very service oriented. They took care of us from start to finish, did what they could to make it easier on us, and in the end we are in a wonderful home. If it were not for Claire, we would not have found our home and so we are eternally grateful to her. If you use Claire and her team, you will not be dissatisfied and you will end up in the right home.
This is the second time we've been lucky enough to work with Rebecca. She helped us find our first home in 2015 after searching for almost a year! We had some very specific needs, that fell in a certain price point, and she was instrumental in guiding us through the process.
We very recently came across a home for sale in our neighborhood that we felt would be perfect for our growing family. We ended up purchasing and selling our current home within a week of each other. Rebecca and her team made what would normally be a very tense few weeks very easy. From pricing our home correctly (we had 23 offers!), or offering the necessary insight into making the best offer on our new home, to handling ALL the paperwork, Rebecca made the process as easy as possible. We recommend her to any of our friends looking to buy
Claire Burns has helped us both to purchase and sell a condominium in Beverly Hills and in both transactions she was invaluable. Her depth of knowledge of the Los Angeles area is unmatched. Further, she knows how to navigate the actual process of real estate transactions in California (which is highly complicated); this was especially important to us since we were from out-of-state. Claire responded to our questions promptly and we believe obtained the best prices possible. Without reservation, we recommend Claire Burns and her team to anyone wishing to buy and/or sell in the Los Angeles area.
The house sold in one week, for more than 10% about the listing price. In this and all other aspects, Rebecca Davis greatly exceeded my highest expectations for a real estate agent.
After an extensive interview process of several highly recommended and qualified real estate agents, I chose Becca because of her impeccable references, her experience and knowledge of the neighborhood, her willingness to genuinely listen and embrace my goals, her boundless energy and her excellent communication and negotiation skills. She also has a keen eye for preparing the house for both curb and interior appeal, and has the contacts to make these changes happen. She was always patient with answering my questions, and clearly explained the process of listing the house and the acceptance of bids and counterbids, which played out exactly as she had planned.
Becca managed all aspects of preparing and selling the house, which was very important, since I do not live in the area. She never hesitated to make the process easier for me. And, she is fun to work with!
Without hesitate, I would definitely work with Becca again, and again!
Claire is not only the person I trust with my real estate investments, she is also a trusted friend. She has confidently and fluidly closed several precarious real estate deals for me. She has relieved me of these stressful transactions by always having suggestions to remedy a situation, rather than to alarm me. She is keenly smart, confident and a lovely person to work with. I have also been in Claire’s presence when dealing with other clients’ situations and I have always experienced Claire to be respectful, knowledgeable and proactive with everyone from clients and agents to subs doing inspections. Claire has a great knowledge of design, allowing her to confidently help her clients make accurate choices with a broad range of styles when purchasing.
Above all, Claire cares. I do not make any real estate moves with out Claire’s input and guidance.
I was searching for the perfect condo for about 7 months with the most wonderful realtor I could have ever imagined.
I had heard stories from friends and colleagues that house/condo-searching was a difficult, arduous process.
Enter: Rebecca Davis. Rebecca works at Sally Foster Jones Group.
I was referred to Sally's agency by my boss who had worked with both Sally and Rebecca in the past. My expectations were very high after the glowing testimonials I had heard about Rebecca and Sally.
However, my expectations were far exceeded after working with Rebecca.
Aside from being very conscientious about finding the perfect home for me, Rebecca is kind, honest and smart. Rebecca didn't just want to rush into any sale, she genuinely wanted me to find the place I was meant to have. And she was always totally upfront and honest about the pros and cons of every place we looked at. Rebecca always made me feel I was a priority. Rebecca is so committed and works tirelessly.
We cannot say enough good things about Claire. As the song says, she is "simply the best". I used to think Realtors just phoned it in and cashed the check - but Claire proved to us just how valuable a good real estate professional on your side can be! She worked with us for at least a couple of years as we got ready to buy (I'm from overseas so lets just say getting approved for a mortgage was "a process"). She was always patient, knowledgeable, helpful and empathetic. What's more, she made the whole process fun! Once we had an approved offer, we had a very difficult escrow. Again Claire (and her awesome sidekick Melissa) came through! She kept the deal alive and now we have our dream house we couldn't be happier. Trust me, you will be in the best hands if you go with Claire. We can't say enough good things about her.
My wife, young son and I will move from New York City to Los Angeles this summer. We have never owned property before. Becca helped us find and buy our new condo.
We could visit LA for only one week in March. Becca planned that week with us beforehand, met us on the first day, and took us around several properties on the west side in just a few days. They were all very suitable sizes, prices and locations. She seems to know all the neighborhoods intimately, particularly the schools, which will soon be very important to us. She also did a great job of explaining the process as we went -- we never felt lost, even with so much to learn.
After three days we were ready to make offers. Becca helped us through that process, and by the end of the week we had an offer accepted on our preferred property. Since returning to NYC, Becca has been ready to answer any question quickly and clearly, and has steared us easily through dealings with escrow and mortgage lender. She is quick to respond, flexible, and also did a great job dealing with a difficult seller.
Fantastic experience all round. Thanks Becca!
We've had a fantastic experience working with Claire. This is now our 5th time either buying or selling a home (first time working with Claire), and we've never been happier. She is knowledgeable, insightful, thoughtful, and so respectful of all parties involved. Claire is both professional and personable: easy to talk with, a pleasure to spend time with, and always with our real estate interests first and foremost in mind. In addition to her nuanced knowledge of neighborhoods, streets, and this pocket vs. that pocket of homes, she is also unfailingly forward-thinking, happy to be a creative problem solver, sensitive to the potential stress of real estate, and really excellent with people. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Becca is hard-working, professional, and liked by everyone! When i sold my house the Buyer's agent said "You are lucky to have her!" I felt that way throughout the home selling process. Even when we encountered unexpected leaks and mold during our home inspection Becca worked hard to diligently and responsibly guide us through the repairs. We relisted with Becca and still sold our house in 30 days for well over asking. We would not consider listing again with any other agent.
Claire is truly fantastic to work with. We want her on our team for any future real estate transaction in Los Angeles. She has represented us as buyers, sellers and renters. In each case, she listened carefully to our needs and deftly steered us through all three deals. She has a wealth of knowledge about neighborhoods, schools, restaurants, and Los Angeles in general that she is delighted to share. Claire is incredibly creative in negotiations and was a forceful advocate for our interests. Claire is a remarkable agent and we recommend her without hesitation.
As first time homebuyers, Becca made the complicated task of finding, bidding, and closing on a home as effortless and efficient as possible. It was a low inventory market with stiff competition for the nicer turnkey homes. The one we ultimately bought was on the market for less than two weeks, and we were able to beat out two other offers while still staying under the list price. This is due to Becca's expertise, knowledge of the area, and negotiation skills.
Also it seems like she knows everyone! We only had to attend inspections for one day, as she was able to coordinate her network for simultaneous general home, termite, and sewer inspectors on short notice due to our previously planned vacation and the upcoming holidays. All of her recommendations have been spot on.
Not only is Becca a consummate professional who is well connected to and respected by her peers, as at many home viewings she had a good preexisting relationship with the sellers' brokers, she is a joy to be around. She injects humor and life into what could be a tedious process, and one cannot help but become friends with her because she is that awesome. She is well educated, highly intelligent, and quick witted. My husband and I wholeheartedly recommend Rebecca Davis and would call on her again for any future real estate deals.
Claire helped my wife and I to buy our first apartment and she could not have been a more amazing agent. She was there with us from start to finish, and was always available to answer our (many) questions, walk through properties with us, talk through our options, and give us much-needed pep talks when we encountered any issues in the buying process.
Our particular purchase had a number of quirks and obstacles but Claire was able to help us work through each and every one. She was always incredibly patient and kind, not to mention knowledgeable and resourceful, and has stayed in contact with us long after the sale completed.
If you're looking to buy a place we could not recommend anybody more highly than Claire!
I've used Becca for three different home purchases in the last 6 years. She is professional and extremely knowledgeable as well as a lovely person. I can't recommend Becca highly enough for any type of home purchase.
Claire is terrific. She was patient and really helped my wife and I through the process of buying our first home. Her knowledge of the market and the overall process was evident from day one. I highly recommend her.
My experience working with Sally Forster Jones and Rebecca Davis was exceptional. Despite being one of the most successful realtors in Los Angeles, Sally Forster Jones always made me feel she knew me, my needs and wishes. She was there for me every step of the way when it really counted. I recommend her unreservedly. These same things could be said for Rebecca Davis who was there to facilitate everything throughout the successful conclusion of the deal. She is easy to work with and I trust her implicitly. You can't go wrong with either of them.
Claire is wonderful to work with. She made selling my property a breeze. She is thoughtful, attentive and genuinely wants what’s best for her clients. Any real estate business I do going forward will only be through Claire.
Rebecca Davis and Sally Foster Jones are a spectacular team! Incredibly knowledgeable, and dedicated to their clients, they were available to us 24/7, and were an absolute delight to work with.If you're buying or selling a home,these are the people to call they are awesome!
Claire helped me find my dream home and I couldn’t be happier! Our search was exhaustive but she was a pleasure to work with every step of the way. She was knowledgeable, patient, and accessible. I would recommend Claire Burns to anyone.
Becca is a fantastic realtor! She treated me like a VIP and I was very impressed with how responsive she was...whether it was weekends, holidays, etc. she always got back to me and answered all of my questions in a very friendly and professional manner. I highly recommend her if you are looking for someone trustworthy, knowledgeable and nice. Five very enthusiastic stars!
Claire's knowledge combined with her rare integrity gave me every confidence in the sale of my home. Her knowledge of the areas I am now shopping for my next home again give me security that I am selecting the right home for both my family and investment. I simply do not make a move without her expertise.
After a year of feeling generally discouraged by the connections we were able to make with properties and realtors alike, my husband and I decided to put our search on hold. The stars aligned and we had the good fortune of meeting Rebecca Davis. We were first-time buyers, and really needed guidance. She brings an impressive breadth of knowledge to the table of the LA housing market, which made an otherwise daunting process seem navigable, even hopeful. She was genuinely curious about where we'd been, and what we were looking for in our very first home. She ignited our excitement about the prospect of revisiting our housing search, and within three months of setting out with her, the offer we made was accepted. She partnered with us as we set out to grasp the complexities of escrow and inspections. Because we were newbies, we needed to feel that we were partners with our realtor, not just a transaction. Not only was she a partner, she was an interpreter, a hand-holder, and a support group all rolled into one person. Saying that she far exceeded our expectations seems inadequate. Before we met Rebecca, we faced the very real possibility that in order to find our home, we'd have to begin to look outside of the community that we had grown to love; where our kids went to school, and where we'd built lasting friendships. She will always be the beginning of our story of how we found this house, but most importantly, of how we were able to remain firmly planted in the neighborhood that we always want to call home.
At year-end, I wanted to sell my house for a good price with a short escrow and minimal visits from potential buyers. Claire was professional, realistic, efficient, and savvy. In a blink of an eye, we were in escrow. She navigated me through it and before we knew it, I was closing. Claire made it easy and smooth for me. She clearly knows her "stuff" and is an absolute delight to work with! In fact, we actually had fun!!!
The Davis and Burns team are the leading real estate agents in Southern California. Rebecca and Claire have helped hundreds of buyers and sellers realize their dreams in the greater Los Angeles region.