The best people to sing your praises are your past satisfied clients.

Please take a moment to see what my clients have said about the services they received from me during their real estate transaction.

Amanda has been THE agent for our family for the last 10 years. She is extremely knowledgeable, but her personality and character is what binds us to her. Amanda is always so warm, friendly, and cares about us personally. She is beautiful both inside and out and when we met her for the first time, we really felt more confident and safe to finally make that first journey through the unknown world of real estate purchasing and escrow. She is firm, but never pushy. We feel great knowing that Amanda is representing us.

Within the last 10 years, with Amanda’s help and encouragement, we have purchased 2 properties in Santa Monica and 1 just outside Santa Monica borders. We highly recommend her to anyone.

Nancy Yu

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This was my second time using Amanda. Last time she both helped me sell one Santa Monica home and purchase another!
Amanda is a very smart businesswoman. Recently, she was patient as I looked for another Santa Monica home. She “directed” me throughout the buying process helping me with the amount to offer and with various decisions as they arose. As soon as our offer was accepted, Amanda lined up the various inspections/inspectors that were needed for the property. She and I communicated, as needed, with phone calls, text messages, and emails. She often calmed me as I waited, sometimes anxiously, for the three week escrow process to come to a close. I have confidence in her; I trust her. She is an honest person, works hard, and truly wanted to help me find the right property and successfully purchase it.

Jennifer Scribner

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Alison Hagoski

Amanda helped our family sell a much loved home … With patience, grace & understanding. Her guidance, knowledge & integrity made a difficult time in our lives easier and we are all very grateful for her & her expertise.

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Liz Tylor

Amanda was extremely friendly, professional, helpful, and easy to work with. She helped my husband andI buy our first home and made sure that we fully understood the process from start to finish. She made herself available to us any time of the day or night to answer all of our questions and give us her expert advice. Amanda was always in our corner and we felt fully supported during the home buying process. We will be sure to use her services again when it is time to sell our home.

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Ian Glen

We are so glad that we chose Amanda as our realtor. The process took a few strange twists outside of everyone’s control, but she really kept things moving, stayed positive throughout and always represented us 100%. She was direct, professional, responsive, efficient and completely trustworthy. We have no hesitation in recommending her.

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Mira Lyubovny

We met Amanda at the open house and from this day till we closed the escrow on this house we had the best experience with her as our broker.
She was always available when we need her , was given us all info and advices with the great expertise. We will absolutely use her in a future.

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Jack & Nicolene Mefford

This is the second time we have used Amanda as our realtor. She has a good knowledge of Westside neighborhoods and a great understanding of the current real estate market. As first-time sellers, we were unfamiliar with the selling process, but Amanda guided us through every step without issue. Amanda made selling our house as painless as it could be. She negotiated a lease-back with our buyer and pushed to close escrow quickly so that we would have money in the bank to purchase our next home. She even got us in before the open house and helped us write the offer that was accepted for the house we are currently in escrow on. She is honest and attentive, and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her highly to anyone who needs a real estate agent. Thanks, Amanda!

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Scott & Melissa Craig

We really have enjoyed the process of selling our home under the guidance of your real-estate expertise. Your professionalism, research, market knowledge and unwavering commitment to ensure we received top dollar for our home is something that many strive for, but few actually deliver like you have. We will certainly be recommending you to our friends in LA that are out there looking to sell or buy. If we end up back here, you’ll be the first person we call if we’re back in the market to purchase a home. You’ve made our trip a reality and we’re forever grateful.

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Tony Benitez

I am a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. I sought to purchase a home through a VA loan and I needed a solid, straight-shooting agent to represent me in a very hot part of Los Angeles. Amanda came highly recommend by my sister who recently purchased a home with Amanda’s help. Amanda was exactly what I was looking for in an agent. Dealing with the VA can be a challenge, but everything went surprisingly smooth thanks to her. She knew when to be a Marine and when to massage the deal. She is as graceful as she is diligent. I love my craftsman home and I picture raising a family here. Amanda is our family’s go-to agent now and I look forward to working with her in the future when purchasing investment properties.

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Jack & Nicolene Mefford

Our experience buying a home with Amanda couldn’t have been better. She was knowledgeable, patient, and helpful throughout the entire process. Our home buying needs were both unique and specific, but Amanda guided us through the search process with ease and diligence. When it came to making an offer and inspecting the property, she went above and beyond her duties to make sure everything got done efficiently, properly, and in our best interest. Throughout the entire process, communication was clear and timely, and not once did we feel any pressure from her to rush a decision. By the time we had closed, it was clear that we had made the right choice in our agent. Amanda had all the bases covered, and we can’t thank her enough for helping us with our new home.

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Dan & Susan Sommer

Amanda was extremely helpful from day 1. Being a first time homebuyer with very little prior knowledge, I was a bit nervous. Amanda was knowledgeable and helped guide me through the process. Her responsiveness was what impressed me the most. Anytime I had a question or a concern she would respond immediately with well thought out answers and offer suggestions if needed. She is hard working, diligent and thorough. Looking back over the course of escrow and the home searching, I can honestly say that this process was easier because of her.

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Christine Yu

As a young adult, this was my first time buying a house. Amanda was really enthusiastic, patient and helpful. She found me the best place which fit all of my requirements. Even though my family and I have some language barrier, not being from the U.S., she took her time and worked hard to explain everything to us if we didn’t understand something. The property I wanted had 4 other offers on it. She negotiated on my behalf and got me the best price and terms possible and I ended up getting the house plus over $10,000 dollars worth of credits from the seller! I highly recommend Amanda.

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Suhua Feng & Yunping Shen

Amanda is a really good realtor. She is very nice. She took the time to educate us on the home buying process and to understand our needs. She was always staying on top of the emails and phone calls, and responded to our requests and communicated important news and information to us right away. We bought a short sale property, which took a very long time (more than 6 months), which Amanda had told us they usually take a long time. During all this time, Amanda was there with us, updating us every week. Without her, we would have given up, which would have been a big mistake. We are really grateful to her. Our transaction went very smoothly in the end, thanks to Amanda’s help. We would do business with her again and recommend her to our family and friends.

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Margaret Chang

“Amanda Contreras is a wonderful Realtor, very pleasant to work with. She is always on top of the things, responds quickly to phone calls and emails. Always considers what benefits the customers. I will strongly recommend her for any of your real estate needs.”

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Katelyn Lehman

“As a young first time home buyer, I had a million questions. Amanda Contreras was equally reassuring, knowledgeable and open to my changing tastes throughout the whole process. I would recommend Amandato any of my closest friendslooking to buy their first house. It’s a big step, and you should work with someone that you can trust.”

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Mike Lynch

“Our transaction with Amanda could not have gone better, and I credit her for that. It was a very difficult transaction with a number of moving parts. Throughout the entire process, Amanda was very professional, punctual, very nice and understanding, always available for my questions, and above all; she got results. I was referred to Amanda from a friend, and am very glad that she was my agent. I highly recommend her and wouldn’t consider anyone else for such an important transaction and part of our life.”

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Casey Potulicki

“From the beginning to the end Amanda was a true professional and a pleasure to work with. Not only was the property riddled with problems but the long term rent control tenants were diccicult to deal with as well. She kept in constant contact with us keeping us well informed and gave us sound advise throughout the entire transaction.

She is a tough negotiatorand negoriated aggressively on our behalf at all timeswhile working hard to ensure that the deal stayed together. We have total trust in her and her abilitiesand would recommend her whole heartedly to anyone looking to buy or sell their home.”

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Rob and Jennifer Scribner

“Jennifer and I wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for the part you played in our move, You came highly recommended and the experience with you exceeded our expectation. At every step of the sale of 512 Georgina and the purchase of our new home you kept our desires as a priority but also kept us from making mistakes. The timing and negotiations were all perfect. Thank you.

If someone is looking for professional and personal real estate agents you can use our recommendation. Of course, what happened with the sale and purchase of the homes involved is recommendation enough. We sold our house for 25% higher than the asking price and purchased our new home for 10% below the asking price. The profit and savings added up to an incredible sum.

We had initially worked with another set of agents. They were negative and discouraged us. We even considered not selling the house. Amanda, you were always confident and optimistic the house would sell. Well, the experience proved that you were right. THANK YOU!”

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David Minelli

Amanda is not an agent…is something more…I could spend a couple of hours to explain why…but these few words will make You understand quickly….When she helped me buy my house she simply drove the deal as the money I was spending was hers….did I make it clear ? I STRONGLY recommend her…and I MEAN IT!

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Ben and Lauren Jenkins

Deciding to buy our first home was not only daunting but overwhelming. We knew it was in the best interest for our family but we had no idea where to start and what it really entailed. We choose to work with Amanda Contreras and we are so fortunate that we did. From the beginning, Amanda helped direct our steps and really educated us on buying a home. She always had our best interest in mind. Amanda was always easy to get in touch with. She answered all of our questions and helped calm all of our anxieties and fears. Amanda was very knowledgable about the current market and used her expertise to help us make wise decisions when putting in our offer on our home. She was there for every inspection on our home and made sure nothing was over looked. We are so grateful to have worked with Amanda. She is honest, hardworking, efficient and easy to work with. We would highly recommend Amanda Contreras for anyone in need of a realtor. You will be forever grateful like we are.

                                                                                                                           

Dr. Mahnaz Bagherpour

I met Amanda in an open house event within my first interaction with her, I felt very comfortable, and knew intuitively that I was dealing with someone trustworthy and competent. She cares about her clients on a friends and family level, and is willing to help out for anything. The resulting action was that I got an awesome house that exceeded my expectations. This may not have been possible without her personal involvement. Amanda is an awesome real-estate agent! She has so much knowledge in her field, and I strongly recommend her for your real estate needs. We would definitely do business with her again:)) Her name starts and ends with A, just like her work… I give her A++ for her work too:  Thanks Amanda!!

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Angela Benitez

Amanda represented me as I bought my first home.  My brother referred me to her.
I cannot put in words how grateful I am to have had her as my agent. She guided me through the process step-by-step and kept me updated as to the status of our purchase diligently. She is a hard-working professional who courteously looks out for her clients’ best interest. She represented me in every way, even in working with other parties who were not so professional. She truly went out of her way for me to make sure my needs were met. And thanks to her, I am now a homeowner! I recommend her to the fullest!

 

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