Belle is simply awesome. For a first time buyer, finding a real estate agent who is trustworthy, kind, caring, strong, communicative, works quickly and efficiently, and a true advocate for YOU is really daunting (and, after a while, we thought impossible). And we found all of that with Belle. She came highly recommended, and we're grateful for it. She got us our home with excellent advice, deep understanding of the process, advocacy, and all around excellence. For a process that is so nerve-racking, Belle was a calm, smooth-sailing boat through those waters. And we're truly grateful. If you're in the market, do what you can do get Belle.
David & Gila Block
Belle just helped us buy our first house, and made it a great experience! She is ON it! We really appreciated her communication and dedication - she always responded right away, proactively reached out to us with information, and worked very hard to move things along quickly during the whole home-buying process. She did a great job looking for houses in the area that we were looking at, within our budget, with the features we wanted - even getting us into houses when it was their first day on the market! To top it all off, she has a super friendly and easy-going personality, so she's a lot of fun to work with. Thank you for everything, Belle! :-)
Patsy & Adam L.
Belle is great. Very knowledgeable about the homebuying process, and as first time homebuyers she was very patient in explaining things to us and helping us navigate the ridiculous SoCal housing market.She had no problem accommodating our crazy work schedules and always responded quickly to any questions or issues we had. On top of that, she worked tirelessly and aggressively to get our offers to compete. She's a top notch negotiator and it was nice to feel like we had somebody we could count on fighting for us. She has continued to answer questions, make sure everything is good, and help us out, even after closing.
Belle was awesome. She was accessible, responsive, knowledgable, and so helpful in clarifying things and keeping things moving when we were sorting through the various paperwork and processes. She was also positive and upbeat every step of the way which we realized was so unusual for us as longtime New Yorkers :) We are already recommending her to our friends. Thanks, Belle!
Adrienne and David Z.
Belle is the best! We met her through another happy client after a bad experience with another realtor. She not only saved us - even offering to split her fee to help us out of that bad situation - but went on to make our first home-buying experience happy, healthy and stress-free. She's a savvy negotiator and irresistibly charming, which certainly helps in getting the deal done. Thank you Belle!
Valerie H. and Marcus T.
We chose Belle to be our buyer's agent and had a great experience. We very actively looked for homes for over 2 months, bid on three homes and in the end competed against 3 other offers for the home we ended up successfully purchasing. We got a dream home that I was looking for.
Belle was always available to us and would always promptly respond to email/calls. She knew actually what I was looking for with one conversation. Sent weekly emails for active listings and follow up with a phone.
She did not push us into homes nor did she push us away from homes. Instead she asked us how we felt about the home after each visit and let us come to our own decisions. If we were unsure, we asked her for her personal/professional opinion and only then would she influence our decision. She was very persistence with the seller's office to get the most recent and helpful information on a house that we are bidding. What you look for when you choose a realtor may be different for everyone, but I can vouch that with Belle you will get someone who will do her best to help you get the home that you want.
Belle is exactly the person I needed to help me find a home! Working with her around my hectic travel schedule was not a problem as she always answered my calls, emails, or text messages promptly. After discussing my requirements for a new home that were fairly specific (location and features), she went straight into research mode to find me multiple options to see and discuss if they fit my list of needs.
After about two months of looking I was getting discouraged that I wouldn't find a place fitting my exact requirements. However this is where things become a bit funny...after leaving a showing of a townhouse that turned out to be quite disappointing she pushed for me to see a listing I had previously declined. Turns out that listing fit all of my major requirements and only needed some moderate updates. We immediately put an offer in and she guided me through the multiple offer situation to a success.
She was very proactive with communication and troubleshooting through the entire escrow process when bumps happened. I am happy to say I have closed on the home and in the process of planning the updates. Thank you Belle!
Belle was absolutely fantastic in our process to buy a new home. Helpful, understanding and pro-active. She even drove us around to different houses until we found the perfect spot. We couldn't be happier of our place and she followed up and helped with vendors, administration and more.
Adrian P. , Oliver O., and Peter B.
Belle Tsai helped us successfully sell our house, and she helped us in every possible way through each and every step of the process. From the smallest details to the largest and most important decisions, she gave us her honest professional opinion (without any sugarcoating),- she "shoots from the Hip". Her sound guidance is what made our house sell faster, and obtain a higher price. I would recommend her to anyone in a heartbeat.
After purchasing my 3rd home, I have to say Belle has been the best realtor I've worked with yet. She was patient with me as it took almost a year to find the perfect home for my daughters and me. Being a single mom, at the time, required me to find a realtor who could easily explain the process, so that I didn't feel lost in the details and who could professionally advise me on the purchase. I really trust Belle's experience and input, after all, I wasn't just buying a house, but a home.
Such a great joy to work with Belle. Being a seller, it can be very stressful but Belle helped us through the process and answered every our single questions even the silly ones. There were countless time that she was even available during late hours too. She made the process as clean, smooth, and fast as much as possible for us. We sold our house at the price higher than we ever hoped for. Thanks again.
One of my best friends referred me to Belle. After having a few challenges with other agents, I decided to work with Belle exclusively. If you are looking for a responsive, professional and experienced agent, look no further. My fiancee and I have been house hunting for almost a year (we are very picky!) and we can honestly say working with Belle has been an enjoyable experience. Belle has been there every step of the way offering great real estate advice and knowledge. She makes sure we are updated on the latest information because of the fast changing market. There is a reason why we consider her our realtor and our friend. We would recommend her without hesitation!
In the simplest of terms, working with Belle was a five star experience. As a real estate investor, I have worked with a number of agents and Belle is truly one of those rare finds. She understood my needs, didn't waste my time, worked hard, provided honest reviews of potential listings and was completely on top of all the details right through the closing. As an out-of-state client, it felt like Belle was serving as my personal in-market representative who always had my best interests at heart, delivered way beyond expectations and made the entire process worry free. Buying or selling, don't pass on the opportunity to have Belle on your side of the deal.
I can't say enough good things about Belle. I bought a condo in L.A. while I was still living on the East Coast with plans to relocate, and Belle made it completely seamless. She was referred to me by the mortgage broker whom I used (also great, I'll write a separate review for him). Belle is efficient, detail-oriented, and savvy about both the local real estate market and all the ancillary booyah that you have to deal with as part of the process (which inspections are worth paying for, etc.). She's totally can-do and gets things done. She's incredibly helpful even post-closing. She'll share her rolodex for any contractor or home-related service you need, and she'll go above and beyond the call of duty. (The building's management company says you have to update your name on the building mailbox yourself and they'll leave a sticker out for you? You can't do that from 3000 miles away and your mail is already being forwarded? Belle takes care of it.) You'll be in good hands.
Belle Tsai was our realtor on the purchase of our Santa Monica home and I strongly recommend her. Our transaction closed very smoothly due to Belle's immediacy and expertise. It is an emotional process to purchase a home and Belle was calm and patience while we found the perfect fit for us. With this combined skill set – you are in great hands with Belle!
Belle is a diligent, responsible and accountable agent. We had the pleasure of buying two investment properties through Belle. She made the process as smooth as possible and was always reachable if needed. On several occasions she proactively got involved with the various closing parties to correct documentation errors we had missed. We'll be buying another home soon - Belle will be my first and only call.
When Belle is involved things get done!
My husband and I are first time home buyers and we are so happy to have found Belle Tsai! She has gone above and beyond to help educate us about the market as well as answer all of our questions. She is extremely professional--always responsive and resourceful. It's been a true pleasure working with her.
Belle is a pleasure to work with as she is both extremely personable and professional. She was referred to me by my mortgage broker, and it was one of the best referrals I've received. Having a trusted agent is one of the most critical things to get right whenever buying a home or property, and Belle hits on all marks. She understands the market, identifies solid opportunities and helps with assessing potential issues. She also works extremely well with other agents which is a huge plus when it comes to negotiations. She respects your time and doesn't hesitate to speak her mind. In the end you know that you are getting a good deal when working with Belle.
Belle is reliable and speedy with everything. Always upbeat, professional and a pleasure to work with...
Belle helped us purchase our first home on the Westside at a time when the market was turning into a seller's market. From the start, Belle effectively communicated the steps we needed to take to be successful in navigating a short sale. Bidding wars were rampant and we were ecstatic that our bid our chosen to proceed based on her recommendations. She made the escrow process painless and in less time than most short sales, we closed escrow and moved into our new home.
She is an agent who works tirelessly for her clients with the end result in mind.. I highly recommend her!
I first called Belle a few years back because I wanted to relocate from Newport Beach to the Los Angeles area. The traffic and commute from home to work was really wearing on me. We talked about the pros and cons of my move and she suggested I wait a year or two. We have been in constant contact and now we are actively looking for a new home. Belle really cares that your home purchase is a successful experience. She is all about looking after your best interest and making sure your choices are the right ones. I have also referred her to several acquaintances and all have had positive feedback. I travel overseas quite a bit for work , but trust that I am being well represented in my absence. She has all if not more of all qualities I expect when hiring a real estate agent.
Being a first time home buyer I was expecting a lot of difficulty and disappointments but I can honestly say Belle made the experience the complete opposite. I believe it's Belle's knowledge and experience in dealing with Los Angeles' competitive market that she is able to make the process more transparent and successful. Since I was opening a dental practice at the same time I didn't have much time for the detailed process of buying a house and was able to put total trust in Belle to handle and guide me through the process. Even though we were dealing with a very competitive market and multiple offers (20) Belle got us the perfect home and we couldn't be happier. We're lucky to have Belle in our corner and I would recommend her to my family and friends without hesitation.
Belle Tsai was an excellent advisor throughout our house-hunting experience. My wife and I moved to Santa Monica from Colorado and certainly found the market here challenging. Belle provided as much information and guidance as we requested while we viewed a few dozen available options. Ultimately, Belle identified the home we finally purchased, orchestrated the involvement of qualified inspectors and contractors to help us evaluate its potential and negotiated a reasonable agreement and painless closing. I strongly recommend her to any luxury home buyer.
As first time home buyers... We were a bit hesitant and nervous.. Belle was very patient and always available! Made the process easier and we felt safe knowing that Belle was on our side looking out for us, always making sure that we got everything we wanted! From beginning to end Belle was there always making sure we understood paperwork and addressing any concerns and or questions we had!
If you're in the market for new property...
Belle Tsai is the Only Realtor for You!! I know she is and will only be the one for us!!!
Rarely does someone impress me to motivate me to actually sit down and write a letter about it.....
Belle was a pleasure to work with. She is definitely committed to exceptional service. She was totally available and responded immediately to phone and email questions. Belle was patient and ran us all over the San Gabriel Valley and Inland Empire until we found what we wanted. She was knowledgeable and listened to our requests, Belle went above and beyond to make sure we were happy and satisfied.
Belle, Thank you again, for your super professional work, you are a wonderful person and now a friend.
I had the pleasure of having help from Belle for my first purchase of a home. Belle was very knowledgeable about the Los Angeles area. She found properties that I would have never found out on my own. Belle is the most professional real estate agent out there and she will get you into the house that you want. We were competing against many others, with offers flying all over the place and Belle managed to get us into the top spot. I recommend Belle for all of your real estate needs, whether it is selling or buying. She is a very trustworthy person and a real pleasure to work with.
Working with Belle was a fantastic experience. She guided us through the strenuous process and answered all our questions. She was always available during odd hours and returned missed calls promptly. My wife and I work during the day and Belle was able to work around our schedules to make sure all the requirements and appointments were done when we were available. For example. Belle scheduled and met with the appraisers and home inspector with us, making sure we understood everything step by step. Belle provided a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm that made the experience more comfortable and understanding. She seemed to do more than what was expected. Another example of going the extra mile; among the many concerns and questions a home buyer may have, we had a curiosity in regards to a potential\future neighbor and the adjoining hedges. We couldn't tell whose property the hedges were on and who was responsible for the 12 foot high hedge. We were asking Belle this question rhetorically but she took the initiative to knock on the neighbors door to find out. This is just one example that Belle would go above and beyond expectation to make sure you have all the needed knowledge to make purchasing smooth and assuring. Thank you Belle for all your hard work day and night.
We are definitely fortunate to have Belle as our agent. She has been very patient and always helpful to us. We are first time buyers so the whole process has been quite the learning experience. She makes it a point to spend time educating us and answering all of our questions about buying a home. To make sure we fully understood the process, she put us in touch with a mortgage broker and CPA to answer the more specific questions. I'm confident as a buyer that we are in good hands having her as our agent. I highly recommend her.
Belle Tsai - Sotheby's International Realty
15308 Sunset Blvd.
Pacific Palisades CA. 90272
SIR CalBRE# 899496
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