You remember those images from the 1950’s where everyone knows their mailman, their butcher, etc? The world feels more anonymous now, but I’ve shared a rare bond with my realtor over the past several years and together we have developed a deep trust and have efficiently made five transactions together. Moving, selling, buying…it’s all incredibly stressful and risky, but I honestly knew that with Allison’s guidance and leadership we would make the best decisions for my family and our financial future when it was time to move onward - and upward! Allison Gold is the type of person you want to represent you and your home when appealing to buyers. She is trustworthy, knowledgeable about neighborhoods all around SoCal, and she’s also very stylish!
Additionally, Allison has a keen eye for new properties, accessing value & uses her deep rolodex of experts to get thorough answers regarding construction, taxes, etc. I could go on forever, but I strongly recommend Allison as a real estate professional regardless of whether you’re shopping or selling. She is incredibly responsive, seems to be available anywhere and everywhere around town & she values her relationships with clients - it was never about closing the first deal, but the right deal!! In a world of online shopping and electronic resources it’s nice to have someone you know and trust by your side…for me, that person has been and will continue to be Allison Gold.
David Faller, Television Director
Allison Gold has represented us wonderfully for the sale of our home in Santa Monica, the purchase of our home in the Pacific Palisades, and the sale of our Palisades home when we moved to San Diego. Her enthusiasm, professionalism, and work ethic during the sale of both our homes brought in several offers before the first Open House and culminated in final sales well above asking price.
For the purchase of our new home she provided us with constant updates on homes that suited our needs while filtering out those that didn’t. In addition, she gave us recommendations for nice homes in areas we were currently unfamiliar with and the reassurance of knowing the entire market. With Allison’s help we found the exact home we were looking for, in the area we wanted, and priced to our budget.
With Allison you are always treated as her #1 client. We would recommend Allison to any friend, family member, or stranger in the L.A. market. Her personal commitment to her clients will make any transition a successful and smooth venture.
Greg Walti and Allegra Rich, Engineer and Doctor
Allison is highly recommended. Not only for her local knowledge and responsiveness, but her incisiveness, good negotiation skills, empathy for situations and ability to close to a successful conclusion for the seller. She knows a lot of skilled people who can assist in any aspect before selling, and we will have no hesitation in recommending Allison Gold to anyone.
Sandra Fernandes, Barrister and Executor of The Betsy Drake Estate
Allison really went above and beyond. It was an extremely difficult real estate market to say the least and she prevailed where another prior agent was unable to. From the first appointment to the final close of escrow, I found her guidance, advice and stewardship to be top drawer. One of her best performances was found in her marketing plan and execution. The photographer did an outstanding job, and the visual marketing piece was very compelling. I have and would recommend her to anyone without any hesitation, and I am not one to freely offer up recommendations.
Ted Hill, Owner of Aim Higher Construction
My mom (who is 95) and myself needed to sell her condo. Two women who had never sold a property before. Allison was referred to us by a family member. We had interviewed several realtors and they just didn't feel "right." Allison on the other hand felt "right" from the start of our initial meeting. It was very important for my mom and myself to work with someone who we could relate to. Not only financially but emotionally. Someone who had good follow-through, would return our calls, and take our needs seriously. We found that person in Allison. After we worked with her for just a few months she felt like family. Bottom line: we trusted her. And this is what I say to ANYONE looking for a realtor - you need to work with someone who feels "right." Selling a home is overwhelming, time-consuming, life-changing and stressful - and if you do not feel comfortable with that person, if they do not return your calls, if there is no follow-through do not work with them. With Allison, we knew we could count on her - and I can't tell you how important that was in the entire process. I rest my case!
Nancy Mills, writer/speaker/publisher
Our buying experience with Allison Gold can be summed up in one word: EXCELLENT. As a newly wed couple that recently moved to Los Angeles from New York City, we needed someone with lots of patience and who could listen to our needs. Allison did more than just that. She was so helpful in explaining the Los Angeles market. She understood our wants and preferences, and she was very diligent in showing us a variety of properties that could be of interest. She worked with our schedules to always accompany us to every single showing.
She truly helped is through the buying period and went our of her way to explain to us all details of every contract and term. She was extremely resourceful for everything: having a great inspector, the best mortgage broker, even a great contractor for our renovations. We honestly could have not been in better hands. Her patience is heavenly, and the greatest part of working with her is her amazing attitude all the time. She was always positive, happy, and there is always a smile on her face. It was truly a pleasure having her as a broker.
I knew it was a good sign when in our first time meeting we walked into a coffee shop and saw a former client of hers and she told me, “You have the best broker in LA”. We sure did! Thanks Allison!!
Flavia Giardinella and Stalin Vera, Curator and Acoustic Consultant
Allison Gold was an amazing real estate agent. I was selling a home in the Hollywood Hills while living on the East Coast. Allison handled everything. We had a tenant who wanted to low ball us. Allison had her pulse on the market and got us the best price possible. She also always answered the phone or responded within the hour if not sooner. I put the sale of my home in her hands and she made something we dreaded a breeze. And she is a pleasure. Light hearted and smart as a whip.
Prof. Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor, Smith College
Allison, you were such a delight to work with from the beginning to the end of the home-buying process. You made a real effort to get to know us and what we were looking for. Once we started looking at homes together, we really appreciated that you knew all the right questions to ask and that you checked out houses ahead of time so we could avoid wasting time on homes that were not a good fit. Most importantly, when we finally found a home we loved; you provided so much comfort by being at every inspection, educating us on the escrow process, and doing a lot of much needed handholding. When you braved a particularly terrible night of L.A. rush hour traffic to meet us at the house, hand us our new keys, and give us our first house warming gift, you truly went above and beyond. Thank you!
Ariella and Rabbi Joel Simonds, Lawyer and Rabbi
Allison Gold is not only an extraordinary realtor; she is an extraordinary person who actually makes buying a house fun! When my wife and I started our search for our 1st home together, we had a toddler and she was 6 months pregnant. We didn't think it was possible to find our dream home and move in before baby #2 arrived. But Allison was up for the challenge, she worked day and night helping us not only find our dream home, but also helping us define what we wanted, by listening to us and understanding who we were and what kind of home we wanted our children to grow up in. When we put in an offer, she was a skilled negotiator who fought for us and got us the price we wanted. Allison Gold brings first class service to her partnership and you can trust she will deliver.
We were so impressed by Allison that we listed our rental property with her a year later when it was time to sell. She was a great help in getting the house prepped and staged for sale and we ended up getting the price we asked.
Samantha and Flint Mavis, Screenwriter and Advertising Executive
Allison Gold is a first class Realtor. We worked diligently to find the right property for me, and she displayed thorough market knowledge by providing many options that all met my goals in different ways. When I did find the right home she answered all my questions thoroughly and helped me negotiate and make my first purchase a very smooth, smooth transaction. Most importantly, Allison always acted on my behalf 100% of the time. I would recommend Allison to any experienced or first time homebuyers. She knows the market and will work hard to make her clients happy.
Pericles Ducas, Investment Management
Allison Gold gets five gold stars for helping me buy my home. It was a complicated process for everyone involved, from the loan to the complex circumstances of the seller. She was always one step ahead of everyone else, answered all my questions flawlessly, never dropped one ball (and there were hundreds in the air). I would recommend her to anyone and everyone. And I will certainly use her again when I am ready to sell and buy again.
Kristin Prouty, Television Executive
Allison Gold took such great care of us as first time homebuyers. It was very much a blessing to have her as our real estate agent. She guided us through the process with grace and insight, and had so much patience with all of our questions and phone calls.
We really appreciate how wonderful she is to work with and have recommended her to many of our friends and family members. We just adore her, and will call her again when we are ready for the next move.
Amanda and Daniel Sissman, Project Manager and Software Engineer
Allison helped my boyfriend and I buy our first property in LA this last year and couldn't have been more patient or knowledgable! She spent hours explaining things to us, took us to view countless properties, and even played peacemaker when we couldn't agree. I highly recommend her for any real estate needs, and I personally look forward to working with her again.
Mallory Sacks and Timothy Sands, Campaign Manager and Business Appraiser