Partner, The Gersh Agency
"100 days. NO OFFERS. (That realtor and I parted company). I hired the Spiegels. Did exactly what Marilyn told me to do. 4 days, six offers, all over asking, including the all-cash offer which we accepted. Marilyn’s advice: a. Move myself and my stuff and my 3 Basset hounds out of the house into short term housing (not exactly easy to find) b. Paint the house inside and out. Marilyn interviewed 3 staging companies and got me a great deal with the fanciest stager in the business. She also took it upon herself to find me the housing and in the process my temporary landlady, witnessing the above, decided that she wants to hire the Spiegels to help manage their Brentwood properties as they come up for sale as she was wowed by their comprehensive approach to getting my house sold at top dollar. I was an insufferable client during escrow in spite of this success and they were stalwart in both their professionalism (Gil as you know is the closer who is both a detail-driven businessman and a psychiatrist to insane people like me) and their personal affection for me, which was not always deserved. I cannot imagine ever being treated better by any other person than these two fine people.”
Brad and Teri
“We are writing to sincerely thank Gil and Marilyn Spiegel for their unmatched professionalism and tireless perseverance in helping us buy our Sherman Oaks home in 2007, and then sell it again in 2013. Back in 2007, we were first-time home buyers, and the Spiegels were top-notch in helping us find the exact perfect home for us. They were never pushy and never pressured us to make a decision; rather they showed us each home objectively and let us take our time in coming to our own decisions. When it came time to sell our home in 2013, we were under time pressure to sell our home as we were moving a family of 4 to a different state. We wanted to sell our home quickly and enlisted the Spiegels to help us do just that. We entrusted everything to their discretion, from what repairs needed to be done to the home, to what color to paint the inside and outside of the house, to what stager to use. The Spiegels found us great deals for all of the work that had to be done, and most amazingly, they supervised all of the work that was done. We had already moved across state lines before our house went on the market, and Gil and Marilyn served as general contractors, making sure all of the work was done right and done on time. The staging of the home was beautiful inside and out, and we had offers on the house the first day we had an open house. We ended up getting to choose between multiple offers, and felt very blessed that we had Gil and Marilyn on our side, working their magic back in California. The ESCROW process again went smoothly, was quick and without wrinkle. The Spiegels were extremely professional and extremely timely, working around the clock to ensure that everything happened exactly when it should. We felt so grateful and so lucky to have had them as our realtor. If only we could use them here in Colorado! We love you, Gil and Marilyn!!!”
Steven and Karrie Orchard
“We would like to take this opportunity to commend Gil and Marilyn Spiegel on the fabulous job they did in helping us to find and purchase our home on Swinton Avenue. They continually went above and beyond our expectations of a real estate agent. Not only did they scour both the Valley and Westside to find us our perfect home, but they wrote and submitted multiple offers for us. Once we found “our” home, the Spiegels did what needed to be done to ensure our bid was accepted. And the helpfulness and professionalism continued throughout the escrow period. It seemed that at least once a day we were asking them to run by the house to open the door for a contractor or nosey relative. They always agreed and arrived smiling. Gil and Marilyn treated us like a son and daughter. They are so warm and easy to know. Our son broke his leg during the escrow period. The Spiegels came to visit us on the Westside and brought him a wonderful treat. He adoringly refers to them as the “Feegles” and calls them “his friends.” They took on even more responsibility with the home at this point to allow us to stay home with our son and help him rehabilitate. We are looking forward to continuing a relationship with the Spiegels on both a professional and personal level, and will highly recommend them to whoever we know with real estate needs.”
Hayley & Adam
“Thank you for the most pleasant home buying experience possible! Not only was your assessment of available houses with respect to our style, needs and budget correct, but also you were direct and accurate in your guidance through the process. We could not have managed the offer, inspection, and closing from across the country without your knowledge and the security of your presence. Having the two of you on our side of the table was the first and best decision we made that led down the path to the wonderful home in the perfect location that we now own. We couldn't recommend you both more highly!! If future prospective clients would like a reference, then we are happy to volunteer."
Gloria and Irwin Garfinkel
“We are finally getting settled in our new home and wanted to write you and tell you what a wonderful job Marilyn and Gil Spiegel did representing us. They listed our house in Encino and got offers in a week. The house was in escrow within two weeks and they were terrific handling all the negotiations involving the final offer. They literally “held our hands” through the whole selling process and were indispensable. When the buyers of that house wanted a 30-day escrow, Marilyn and Gil were quick to start looking for a place for us to move to. We told them what we wanted and they found exactly the right new home for us. Marilyn and Gil are a wonderful team. They complement each other and cover everything a buyer or seller needs. We feel very fortunate they represented us. We will definitely recommend Marilyn and Gil in the future.”
Michelle & Michel
Thank you for making our home searching experience so pleasurable and stress-free. You have a wonderful ability to zero-in on what your clients desire in a home, so it is no surprise that the first place you took us to was the one we fell in love with and purchased. We are so happy with our new place. It is beautiful and just where we pictured ourselves living. Also, thank you for dispelling our concerns as quickly as possible and getting back to us with all the facts. I have heard that some people search for homes for up to a year, but I'm confident that if you were their real estate agent they would find a place they love in no time. Thank you for going above and beyond what is required!!
All the best,
Michelle & Michel"
President of Jr Division Kandy Kiss
"I recently purchase a private residence with the competent assistance of Gil and Marilyn. As a first time property buyer, I was of course aware there were complexities in such a large financial step. Real Estate transactions are confusing even for the most experience buyer so I was naturally apprehensive being new on the market. Fortunately, Gil and Marilyn sensed my uncertainty and guided me through the precedure skillfully with attentive consideration with regard to my concerns. They are both extremely professional and handled all aspects of the deal smoothly, which made it easy for me. I was gratifying to work with people that I could trust and rely upon support. Their expertise was encouraging and made experience of buying my first home enjoyable. I would gladly seek the Spiegel's assistance again, and highly recommend their capable services to anyone contemplating a Real Estate Transaction."
"Our experience working with Gil and Marilyn was amazing. Marilyn really took the time to understand exactly what kind of home my husband & I were looking for and what kind of neighborhood we wanted to move to. She toured our existing home, and understood what I wanted inside and out. Marilyn really helped me find the perfect house. When our first choice in Muholland Park was sold, she told me she would find 'my house', and boy did she!! It was move-in perfect. Perfect wall coverings,paint tones,flooring,patio hardscape, perfect pool,perfect master bedroom, perfect master bath...PERFECT!!! We still talk and I still think of her fondly."
"I can't say enough wonderful things about MARILYN SPIEGEL who is with Purdential in Encino. She and her husband had to go way beyond the extra mile while waiting for my client who was driving from South Bay. The wait was way past anything reasonable for a beautiful home on Deervale. It is a delight to refer you to someone who is one of the most professional Real Estate Agents there is and knows the valley completely. Talk to her. I know you will be impressed. I sure was. She's the top of the top producers!
Vice President - Bank of America
"Dear Gil and Marilyn:
I want to thank you for everything you did for me. Without you I could not have either sold my home or bought the home of my dreams. Having the two of you, as a team was the best of all, one of you was always there for me 24/7. You represented my house so beautifully (found me a painter, carpet cleaner and even changed my lights bulbs) and sold it so quickly. I can't thank you enough for explaining and helping me with the paper work you made it so easy. And as for my new home, you found me exactly what I wanted and made the transition so easy. Thank you so much. You two are the best and I will tell everyone I know to use you.
Vice President - Bank of America"
Lisa & Ben Choo
"Dear Gil & Marilyn:
Ben and I were very pleased and actually enjoyed the whole process with you. As first time homebuyers, we felt very comfortable and very well taken care of! It was delight to work with you.
Lisa & Ben Choo"
Scott and Hilda Fox
"Dear Marilyn and Gil,
My wife and I want to thank you for never giving up on what seemed like endless searching to find exactly what we wanted. Thank you so much. We are referring you to everyone we know and even people we don't know but hear talking about buying or selling property. You helped us make our dream home a reality.
Thank you so very much,
Scott and Hilda Fox"
Judy and Jason
"We know you worked so hard on selling our house; it truly was a tough one but you did it! We want you to know how much we appreciate all the work you did.
Thank you so much.
Judy and Jason"