During Christmas in 2010 we decided to buy a house abroad and so we started searching for a nice property in Palm Springs, CA, ‘cause we really like the mild winter in this area. During our search in the internet we contacted a few realtors and we decided to go with Richard Martin. At this moment we didn’t know why we chose him but it was the best decision we could make.
Before we booked our flights from Germany to the L.A. we skyped a couple of times with Richard and told him what we are looking for. He suggested us some properties and we also sent him a list with properties we were interested in. With all these information he created a nice schedule for our trip to Palm Springs.
Before we started our trip Richard additionally helped us to open a bank account in the states by contacting a friend of him who works for a bank.
When we first met Richard we all were nervous but after a few minutes it felt like knowing him for ever and a day, because he is such a polite person. He also had a good sense for what we were looking for and after we had seen the first property we were really sure that it is possible to find a nice house within our one-week stay. Afterwards we visited a lot of houses and Richard was really, really honest with us. Moreover he told us thing about the neighborhood of each property and mentioned possible noise sources like schools, trains, planes etc.
After two days of viewing houses we decided to buy the first property Richard had shown us. Now we had to deal with all the paperwork and Richard was so helpful. He organized the house and pest inspection and prepared the contract, while we were spending our time at the hotel pool.
And even after we signed the contract Richard was still there to support us. So he helped us to get in touch with the gas, water and electricity companies. He organized a gardener and a pool cleaner and every time we wrote him an email he didn’t hesitate to answer. Even today we are still in contact with him.
We looked for a house abroad but what we found was much more. We got a nice property and more important we found a new friend, because Richard and all of his help was and still is beyond price.
Family Sadowski from Berlin, Germany