Testimonials

What Our Clients
Are Saying
Bought a home in 2015 in Mid City
I have had the chance to work with Josh on multiple occasions. Josh is responsive, creative, and a trusted professional. There were numerous times where Josh's professionalism helped in closing a successful transaction.
Bought a Single Family home in 2016 in Blanco/Culver Crest
Josh was always on the ball throughout the whole process. He was really patient, even though we were finicky and we took almost a year to find the right house for us. When we found the house, Josh negotiated a reduction in the asking price and we were thrilled.
Bought a Townhouse home in 2015 in Sherman Oaks
Colin was exceptionally helpful in finding the perfect property for my needs. I had all but given up when I was referred to Colin by a friend who had used him in the past. Skeptical, I took a meeting and was immediately impressed by his knowledge of my target area and familiarity with the available listings. Literally, in two days, Colin had me looking at homes that my previous broker had no knowledge of! Pocket listings, fresh listings and more. He helped negotiate a deal on the perfect home that I am now happily living in! Thanks again Colin, you made the tedious task of finding a place to live easy, fun and fast.
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in Westchester
I would recommend that anyone looking for a real estate professional seek Joshua Smith's services. He was incredibly knowledgeable about every neighborhood we were interested in, made the process incredibly easy to navigate, was always immediately responsive, got us a great deal and helped us make critical decisions that saved us money and got us our dream home. We looked at a handful of homes, put an offer on only two, and got the one we wanted. We are confident that would have never happened without Joshua's expert service. We are so grateful for Joshua and his support, and recommend you use him in your search for your next home!
Sold a Condo home in 2014 in Beverlywood
Josh is my go-to for all my real estate needs and advice. He sold my condo and has helped me find and buy my dream home. He knows LA, is creative, personable and best of all closes deals.
Bought a Single Family home in 2016 in Silver Lake
Joshua is the best at everything an agent should be. He knows the game better than anybody else and is able to put his clients needs/wants ahead of his own. He knowledgeable about everything from restaurants to which escrow company to use, and on top of all that, he's a genuinely good guy. He represented me as a buyer and guided me through the process of buying my first home seamlessly and efficiently. Joshua is my only recommendation when it comes to real estate agents, and if you're looking for a place to live in Los Angeles, congratulations! You've come to the right place.
Bought a Condo home in 2009 in West Hollywood
We have been working with Joshua Smith for at least 8 years now. He has done an excellent job working tediously to secure our real estate purchases. He works hard, is extremely knowledgable with regard to the real estate market and fights to secure your dream home. I highly recommend him in an industry full of part time, underwhelming agents that we previously worked with.
Bought and sold a Condo home in 2007 in Central City East
Josh helped us get into the Arts District before it was really on the map. It was our first time buying and Josh held our hands through the whole process. He's a true professional and I would recommend him to anyone.
Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Studio City
We're not easy clients to please. We had lots of desires, including architecture, views, square footage, schools. But we did not have a lot of time, as we'd sold our previous home and only had a couple of month to find something new. Despite an incredibly competitive market with everything getting multiple bids and going well over asking price, Josh nailed it in helping us find and land the perfect home at the right time. He knows the city, the loopholes, how to hustle, and he's a great guy.
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in Westchester
Josh was insightful, helpful and responsive throughout the process of looking for and buying my family's first home. I could not recommend him higher and anyone willing to work with him will be very happy they did.
Sold a Condo home in 2016 in Mar Vista
My realtor, Lisa Sockolov was amazing. She came in completely prepared with research on comps in the area in order to determine best selling price for my condo. Lisa's team took gorgeous, professional photos and she marketed my property using all media sources available! It sold in 2 weeks for full asking price! Using Lisa and the SFJ Group was the best decision I could have made. From beginning to end, no detail was left undone. Call them now if you have a property to sell!
Sold a Condo home in 2016 in Mar Vista
Working with Lisa Sockolov and the Sally Forster Jones Group made the process simple and fun. Lots of laughs and smooth sailing. Thank You so much. Great communication, always there when there were any questions. I appreciated the process.
Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2016 in Venice, Venice, CA
I worked with Kathryn Perkins. of Halton Pardee. In a profession notorious for questionable salesmanship, Kathryn is, first of all, a lady: rare in any generation, but especially in hers. The first time I met Kathryn, I was impressed by her genuine kindness and delicacy. As I came to know her better, I was amazed by her ability to stay cool and entirely polite even as we went over the bumps of the transaction. I also appreciated the support I received from Halton Pardee. I felt like I was working with a responsive small business, with the depth of support of a much larger organization. All in all, I would say Kathryn was an exceptional guide and advocate for me, in a transaction with a seller's agent who was not a complete gentleman! I give Kathryn and her team my highest recommendation. Marlene Sturm
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in Saugus
Colin Kelly is amazing! My wife and I originally contacted Colin to shop for homes in the Valley Village area. However, after doing some research, we decided it would make more sense to move closer to my work place in Santa Clarita. Most other agents would have probably passed us off to someone who handles that area, but no Colin. He quickly became an expert on the Santa Clarita/Valencia/Castaic areas and tirelessly lined up houses for us to view. And quite frankly, we are a little crazy and had all sorts of unrealistic requirements for our price. However, Colin was unflappable and showed us more houses than I can remember until we found the one that we couldn't live without. Then he showed his mad negotiating skills and made sure we were able to write a solid offer and get the house of our dreams. We've been in our new home for a little short of two years and don't even know what "buyer's remorse" means. We love our new (ish) home and have Colin to thank for it. I whole-heartedly recommend Colin Kelly! Did I mention he's a really nice guy and very easy to work with, too?
Found a tenant for a Single Family home in Studio City
Collin shows up when he's scheduled and expected. He and his team found a great tenant to rent our home in Studio City, Ca. He was available within minutes to answer any questions or concerns we might have. Our property was photographed professionally and he was honest what we needed to do to our house to make it an appealing rental home. This was our first foray as landlords after living in the house for 20 years. We would use Colin's expertise again. He was someone you can count on.
Sold a Single Family home in 2016 in Hollywood
Josh is an excellent realtor. He helped us sell our house with multiple offers above asking, in 10 days, and helped us purchase our new home within budget, and handled challenging sellers and buyers with ease! We would use him again in a heartbeat, and you should too.
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 in Silver Lake
Nothing but amazing things to say about Josh. He is thorough, attentive, he listens and he makes finding and buying a house a really pleasurable experience! He even plans out where to have lunch during the day so there's a fun and delicious break after seeing house after house. When it comes to negotiating, Josh strikes a hard but fair bargain. He's tough, but he knows the market and when enough is enough. He is friends with all the other brokers, which gives him special treatment and puts his clients at the top of the list. He's respected and liked. Goes a long way. Josh cares...a lot...about his clients, and it shows.
Bought a home in 2014 in Encino
Josh is awesome. He helped my wife and I find a fantastic house in Encino. He's super knowledgeable about all of Los Angeles and a pleasure to hang out with. Very responsive and with a few key suggestions he was able to make sure that our bid beat out 8 others (without overspending). Nice work Josh.
Bought a Single Family home in 2016 in Highland Park
I couldn't recommend Josh any higher. He helped us close on the purchase of our first house, and negotiated a really great price for us. During the 9 months leading up to the sale, Josh was incredibly helpful with the searching process, and helped us put together two competitive offers which we were unsuccessful on. He was really responsive to our needs, and was well connected with a lot of the agents on the selling side, which really helps. Above all, Josh is just a really good guy, and made the daunting process of trying to buy a house as easy as possible for us.
Bought a Single Family home in 2016 in Mount Washington
Josh must have taken me to one hundred houses in LA. More than just being knowledgeable and available, Josh was compassionate and thoughtful. There were times when I was on the fence about making an offer on a house, and Josh actually talked me out of it. Not many realtors would work against their own interests to make sure you're getting what you want. Even when I was losing hope during the process, Josh was optimistic and encouraging. We ended up with our dream house and Josh was able navigate me through a very tricky loan process, AND get me a bunch of credits after inspection. I have recommended Josh to everyone I know who is looking to buy a house, including my own mom. So you can trust me when I say he is the best.
Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Sherman Oaks
Josh is an amazing resource for anyone looking to buy a home in the LA area. Highly recommend! Josh helped us buy a home when we were moving from NYC to the LA area. He also helped us sell a condo apartment that our family owned. In both cases he provided a very high level of service.
Bought a Condo home in 2015 in Mid City West
Josh helped me find the perfect home that fit my needs. It took almost 2 years and Josh's understanding of what I needed and patience level gave me confidence that we would find the right property. I highly recommend him and would use him again!
Bought a Single Family home in 2016 in Brentwood
Shauna is terrific! She's knowledgeable, responsible, caring and cool. Shauna was patient with our extensive search. She ultimately navigated a very tricky probate property sale for us and tho she knew a lot, it was her first time thru this process...and she educated herself and us all along the way. She's truly fantastic.
Helped me rent a home in Point Dume
I just had the absolute pleasure of working with Lisa securing a rental in Malibu. She was helpful, informative, professional, right on time for every meeting, and went the extra mile to be helpful. I never felt rushed or pressured. My requests and concerns were addressed and answered quickly. As I am coming from out of state she provided links to all of the utilities and made the process so easy. Should I need anyone in the future, she would be my first call and would recommend her without reservation.
Sold a Single Family home in 2016 in Calabasas
Shauna Walters is a gift when selling your home. She is super professional, kind and not pushy. She really listened to our needs. It could not have been a better experience!