Testimonials . . . . .
If you're looking for an excellent realtor who knows the San Fernando Valley like the back of her hand, contact Bandele Oguntomilade. Bandele worked with my son and me for two years while we looked for our dream home. She was always professional and accessible. If I called her, she called me back promptly. She is an experienced negotiator and familiar with all aspects of real estate, architecture, and law. Bandele believed we would find a home in a neighborhood we loved even when we lost hope. She stuck with us and we now live in a great neighborhood, in a great home, with super neighbors and we are so happy! She is the epitome of a real estate professional and it would behoove you to contact her if you are looking to buy real estate!
Words cannot express the extreme gratitude and respect that we hold in our hearts for you. Because of your vast real estate knowledge, persistence and professionalism, our family has been given the gift of a fresh beginning to an exciting new chapter in our lives. After months and months of frustration and anxiety of attempting to negotiate with banks ourselves, God answered our prayers and crossed our path with yours. You not only were able to lift the massive weight off of our shoulders by negotiating with our banks to successfully put through the short sale of our home but also stuck with us and found us a new home that suited us perfectly. You are truly a master of your profession and on top of that you are very much in tune with the needs of your clients. It is this combination of personal traits that let our family know that we have met the only real estate broker we will ever need and recommend. Out of this process we not only gained our lifelong Realtor, a brand new beginning in a beautiful new home, but best of all we gained a new friend. Thanks again for all you do. You are the best!!!
The Vasquez Family
I want to offer you my thanks for the extraordinary service you provided in the recent sale of our home. Your assertiveness and persistence in dealing with the banks and the mortgage servicers was the deciding factor in the positive outcome of this transaction. When we first met you mentioned that part of your job was to minimize the stress that a home sale would entail. I have to say you fulfilled your promise and helped make what was a very long and convoluted process one that brought a minimum of stress. Your professionalism and your constant, supportive communication will remain with me as the most positive aspect of this sale.
Thank you again,
Daniel Gatlin, PhD
Dear Ms. Oguntomilade:
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your “above and beyond” effort, persistence, professionalism and competence in finding, negotiating and closing my property last week. Not only did you personally handle the property search, despite my numerous changes in criteria, you drafted a contract that solidly protected my interest, negotiated a favorable price, and managed the entire escrow process including loan approval, inspections, repair requests, appraisal and escrow closing. Given the tenacity with which the sellers negotiated, I was thankful and relieved, as a buyer, to have you doing my bidding. I must also thank you for taking so much time and effort to minimize the stress and anxiety that this purchase could have generated in light of my hectic work schedule and birth of my youngest child during escrow. I certainly could not have closed this transaction without your unique skills-set and effective style.
Very truly yours
Carlos Reyes, President, Oracle Industries, L.L.C.
There are certain moments in our life that are meant to be. I truly believe that I could not have done this without you. I am very thankful and blessed that you were there during my home buying experience. Your real estate knowledge and insights are invaluable!
Thank you for taking the time to explain the many questions and concerns that I had, especially knowing that the city loans that I applied for would be a challenge. Not that many agents would take on a client that was looking to apply for city programs that would supplement their buying power, to make their dream possible. You took me with open arms and helped me chart the path obtain my goal. You yourself said that it would not be easy, but your dedication and positive outlook definitely helped when the city dragged their feet during the loan approval process.
During this process, I not only acquired a new home that I can call my own, but I also gained a life long friend. Thank you again, Bandele, for all that you did, helping me establish the foundation for my future family. I’m look forward to working with you again in the years to come.
You truly are a shiny gem in this industry!
We’d like to thank you for your invaluable services and efforts as our real estate broker in the last couple of months. We could not have purchased our new home and closed escrow without your work and persistence. You delivered above and beyond the services that you promised! We can confidently state this because we have experienced other real estate agents and brokers in the past and none of their services compare to the personal attention and sacrifices you made to ensure that we understood all aspects of the transaction, that we were treated fairly, and that we got the home we wanted.
We know that you spent and inordinate amount of time in finding that needle-in-a-haystack property we wanted and at a price we could only dream of. As difficult as this task was in the San Fernando Valley, you did not give up on us. We also realize that we received monetary credits from the sellers for repairs because of your skillful negotiation and your insistence that we conduct the necessary inspections. You did not leave one stone unturned in the transaction as you helped us obtain our loan, explained the disclosures, obtained hazard insurance and saw to it that we closed escrow on time.
With our new baby on the way, we could not express more gratitude for you helping us secure our beautiful romantic cottage that we can raise our budding family. Thank you for the delicious celebration dinner on Rodeo Drive after we closed. We look forward to seeing you at our baby shower!
Blanca and Elijio Hernandez
I would like to express my complete and most sincere gratitude for your enormous part in making my dream of owning a home a reality. I must admit that, as a 1st-time home-buyer, I was initially hesitant and a bit reluctant to enter into such an intimidating domain; but your competency and vast professional knowledge made my first time home buying experience a pleasant and memorable one.
I really appreciated your enthusiasm and genuine compassion that you showed with not only myself, but all of my family members who participated in the transaction. This care was also displayed in the way you handled all aspects of the transaction as well as the way you carefully explained all the disclosures to me. With each step of the process, whether it was obtaining my loan, the inspections, appraisals, or the closing, I always felt that you made decisions with my best interest in mind. It is for this reason that I would enthusiastically recommend you to my friends and family should they ever desire to buy or sell a house. I can honestly say that your enthusiasm and friendly demeanor made you more than a real estate agent; I consider you a friend.
Thank you for all you have done for our family. Your unique background and discipline in architecture and real estate law has made you well equipped to deliver above-and-beyond service to us. You minimized our stress by working quickly and efficiently on both the simultaneous sale of our town-home and purchase of our bigger single-family home.
As the listing broker, you worked diligently to bring us 14 offers in one week – all above our asking price. With the sale going on, you still worked hard at showing us replacement properties that met our criteria. You skillfully negotiated an acceptable price in a very competitive summer market. You drafted a contract that protected our interest; you took time to walk us through the disclosures; with confidence you guided us through the escrow process including all inspections; you tenaciously negotiated credits for repairs of defective items; and coordinated the appraisal and closing of escrow.
You worked around our schedule and even accommodated our young children. It was a pleasure doing business with you and we made a friend in the process. Thank you for a memorable experience!
Lina and Ruben Ayon
Thank you for being a conscientious broker. You held our hands through the entire process of buying our first home. We know that you are the key reason that this transaction went smoothly and as planned. We will definitely keep in touch and give positive referral to our co-workers, friends and family about your excellent services. Once again, we appreciate everything you’ve done to help us get our first home. Thank you for always being professional and tenacious.
Mila, Sherman and Miles Gardin
After two agents and many wasted days and many wasted nights, contacting you was the best move a family in my position could have made. We have already began to settle in to our new condominium . We are so happy every thing has been taken care of, thanks to you . We hope and wish that if anyone is in our position of looking for a home that they have the same good fortune as we had in finding you.
Andrew Barbosa for the Barbosa family.
Thank you for your offer on the above mentioned property. I can tell you that my seller and I appreciate your conscientiousness and professionalism. I know the time it takes to present a professional offer and because of your complete presentation my seller is impressed. I am sure your client knows you are representing him in an excellent way. We do in fact have a total of 6 offers on this property. While your pricing may not be the best on the table, my seller has asked me to return to you because your professionalism compensates for a few dollars more . . I agree!
Delores “Dee” Nep