Team Testimonials

           March 5, 2012
Having heard so many horror stories about the pitfalls of the short sale process, I am so grateful for the outstanding service of Mike Lefton.  Mike is an absolute professional simply on top of every detail.  Thanks to his persistence, experience, and hard work, the short sale process was just a breeze, worry free and painless.  I was very impressed by how Mike priced the home right in order to expedite the sale, and I was even more impressed with his persistent efforts with the bank that helped the deal just fly through.  He handled every single aspect of the process diligently: from negotiating with the lender to finding potential buyers and dealing with the actual buyer as well as the existing tenants.  Beyond the speed by which the process occurred, Mike is very thorough, quickly answers all communication, and will always give straight answers, never BS.  With his great competence, I was able to trust him during the whole process.  My only regret was not hiring him earlier!
Thank you!
Mr. Alti
Nov. 9, 2011
Mike,
Here is our testimony on how great you helped us:
Nowadays are difficult time, specially in real estate and foreclosure is a sad reality for many people. We were faced with that difficult situation. We knew that we could no longer keep the property and bank was about to foreclose it. We had two choices, either to have the property foreclose it or we need to short sale the property. We had also heard horror stories  how the other short sales were gone bad and the properties had to be foreclose eventually. However, we did our homework, we made a list of real estate brokers that were specialized in short sales and we made appointments with them and talked with the brokers. Mike was one that seemed to have great knowledge about how the short sale works. Once we had Mike as our broker, our problems started to go away. He contacted with banks, provide us with the list of documents required by the banks and he started negotiating with banks about the short sale. Within two months, Mike negotiated with banks, appraised the property, found buyer, convinced the bank to accept the offer, closed the escrow and finally recorded documents.
If you need a short sale broker, Mike is it. Trust in him and he helps you through the difficult times of the short sale.
Thank You Mike for all your help.
Sincerely,
Hamid M.


Hi Mike,

The task of purchasing a home is, needless to say, a daunting one, and even more so if one is a first time buyer, such as my husband and myself. A good home buying experience begins with having a real estate agent who is knowledgeable, dependable, determined, energetic, and most importantly, someone who is set on finding a home suitable to one’s needs, and within the budget of the couple in question. Mike Lefton embodies ALL of these qualities, plus more. It was through his extensive expertise that my husband and I have gained a better sense of what buying a home entails. Mike Lefton filled in all the gaps and addressed our questions with more than simple one-word answers.
Purchasing a home for the first time comes with mixed emotions: inexplicable happiness with a vast amount of stress. Mike made it his primary task to ensure the experience did not overwhelm us and turned what could have potentially been a negative experience into a positive. We are grateful for all he has done in aiding us to have our dream home and highly recommend him to anyone who would like to have a similar experience.


Sincerely,

Daniel and Janet Griffitts

 


Name: George- Testimonial

My sister was a client of Mike's and I would like to give a testimonial regarding Mike's awesome help in finding a house for her. We were not familiar with Simi Valley and Mike was a fountain of information and guidance for us. I was there when he found the right house for her and presented the right opportunity to buy the perfect house. He met all her criteria. He was courteous, knowledgeable and confident, which made my sister and brother-in-law more assured in their purchase. He is a fantastic real estate agent. Thanks for all your help Mike! George

 


Name: 2363 Hampton,Simi Valley, Ca. 93063- Short Sale Approved & Closed 2010 

I wanted to give a special THANKS to MIKE LEFTON of TROOP Real Estate for closing escrow on my house today!! He truly went the extra mile to get it done!!! THANK YOU MIKE!!!

Kathy Carnicella (Seller)

 


Name: 2630 Bloom,Simi Valley, Ca. 93063 (Buyer) Ronald & Michelle Cox

It was a pleasure having Mike Lefton as our realtor. He made the whole process of selling our home a breeze. Mike is honest,determined,hardworking and patient. We really felt safe working with Mike.Mike Lefton also helped us find our dream home. He was thoughtfull about what we needed and wanted. He Always looked out for us. We would highly recommend Mike Lefton to anyone we know.We can't imagine a better realtor. We are so happy that Mike Lefton was our realtor. It was a perfect experience.

Ronald and Michelle Cox

 


Name: 2453 Ridgeview,Simi Valley Ca. 93065-(Buyer/Past Client) Maria De Los Santos

This thank you is long over due, it may be a little long winded but this is how I truly feel about my real estate experiences with you.

10 years I called several realtors whose name I obtained from the listing on the houses I was interested in seeing. Mike Lefton called me back within hours, the other realtors called a couple of days later or not at all. The following day I personally met Mike, when I first saw him I was a little hesitant in trusting him with such an important task of finding me a home. He looked so young! I thought this kid surely has no experience and he probably doesn't know the ropes of real estate. I didn't want to be rude so I went to see the house I had picked from the listing. We saw the house, as well as two other properties. Neither of these properties appealed to me, that weekend Mike called me back and said I have other houses I want to show you. I thought, I don't want to waste his time...but he said...I made some notes on the comments you had on the houses we saw and I think I know what you are looking for. I agreed to see those houses....wow...he was right, the houses he showed me were the type of floor plan I was looking for. Not only did he find the perfect home for me, he sold the home I was living in at the time, timing it all to perfection. Mike was so organized, followed through on everything, paid attention to details and my comments and he certainly knew his business. Boy was I wrong with my first impression, he never missed a beat and he sold and bought my home with no stress on me. This year I called Mike again; there was no hesitation this time. The great experience I had with him 10 years ago as my realtor repeated itself. He remembered my preferences, and again made the purchase of my new home a terrific one. This time, again, he went above and beyond in insuring I was purchasing the right home, helped me with the mortgage loan, escrow etc. He was just as I remembered him organized, committed, patient and now with 10 more years of experience (he still looks like a kid). He didn't just treat me as his customer; he made me feel like a friend and always looking out for my best interest. He knows Simi Valley like the back of his hand and he has all the necessary business connections which made this purchase experience a terrific one again.

Mike I can't thank you enough for all your effort in again finding the right home for me. It's been 5 months since we closed escrow and I could not be happier with my new home. You truly are a Real Estate Consultant For Life! 

Maria De Los Santos

 


Name: 5207 Katherine Street(Listing)/ 2630 Bloom Street(Sold)

It was a pleasure having Mike Lefton as our realtor. He made the whole process of selling our home a breeze. Mike is honest,determined,hardworking and patient. We really felt safe working with Mike.Mike Lefton also helped us find our dream home. He was thoughtfull about what we needed and wanted. He Always looked out for us. We would highly recommend Mike Lefton to anyone we know.We can't imagine a better realtor. We are so happy that Mike Lefton was our realtor. It was a perfect experience.

Ronald and Michelle Cox

 


Name: 2546 Orangewood,Simi Valley. Short Sale Success

Testimonial:

I can't tell you how thrilled we were to have our house sell this past week. It was a difficult sale and it took a lot of hard work by our agent, Mike Lefton. It was a shortsale and we had a difficult tenant in the house which did not make the job any easier. I firmly believe the only reason the sale finally went through was due to Mike's tenacity and dedication to get the job done. He would not give up and was so determined to finish the sale, when I think other agents would have thrown in the towel. Thank you so much!

Donna Conklin

 


Name: Simi Valley Townhouse 2008 Buyer

I had the pleasure of working with Mike Lefton during a four month period when I was searching for the perfect home. Unfortunately, during my experience, I had extremely stressful issues which needed to be resolved. Due to Mike's expertise and knowledge, these issues were solved in a timely manner and to the highest of my satisfaction. He has perserverence and patience, and because of this, I was able to find that perfect home. He truly was interested in my desires and he was always looking out for my best interests. He took the time to learn about my wants and needs and made the commitment to help me purchase the home of my dreams. I have discovered that buying a home is not a smooth road, but with the help of someone as confident and capable as Mike, it will be done in the best way possible. I am very grateful for all Mike has done for me because this home I purchased is the best thing I have ever done. I will continue to refer him to anyone I know looking to purchase or sell.

Jana Frankel

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