” Dear Arminé,
I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated your help in finding me a property.
Your knowledge in the field of industrial and commercial buildings, zoning requirements along with environment-related matters is remarkable. I very much appreciate your patience, spending time with me for the site reviews, discussing the pros and cons, and acting as a counsel. Your negotiating skills, whether with the sellers or various entities, governmental agencies and non-governmental likewise—saved me a considerable amount of money and time. Last but not least, you were always, always available for me when I needed you. Sometimes I felt as if you were solely working for me at no cost to me.
I would highly recommend you to anyone who would need your assistance in the field of Real Estate… Buying or selling. Wish you luck in your future endeavors. “
“ I cannot say enough good things about Arminé. She is professional, knowledgeable, and a negotiator. She has handled eight real estate transactions for me and our family in the past few years and her commitment and performance have consistently been excellent.
She has always stayed engaged in the transactions, been resourceful and result-oriented and looked out for us. In addition, her sunny disposition and her even keen approach to things make it a pleasure to work with her one on one.
To me, real estate needs translate into two words: Arminé Ghevian. I trust her. “
“ It has been a pleasure working with you on the sale of our property at 13212 Mira Mar Drive, and also on the purchase of our new home at 2527 Mayfield Avenue. From the first time we met with you to discuss the sale of our home, you committed to providing us with exceptional service and guaranteed that this would be a smooth transaction.
Your expertise was of great benefit to us, and we thank you for doing everything possible to minimize the impact of selling and buying a new home simultaneously. Thank you for working with us toward a common goal –finding our second home.
We appreciate not only your knowledge but also your dedication, kindness, and details to make this a pleasant experience. It has been a great joy to have encountered someone like you, and wish to continue a working relationship with you in our future endeavors.
With deepest appreciation,
Maurice & Ericka “
– MAURICE AND ERIKA HERNANDEZ
“ Armine is an exceptional professional. Armine exhibited strong analytical skills in real estate sales & management with timely and well-crafted research. Armine was both diligent and organized, she worked with a positive attitude and enthusiasm and pragmatism that produced great results.
In the year-long property search, she became more than an agent. She became a family friend that helped me in every step of the way of this transaction. Always available, ready to help and answer any question imposed, she was a pleasure to work with. Thank you for everything you did for me Armine, I can not wait to work with you again. “
– LUCY HAKOBYAN
“ Thank you very much. We have not spoken since the sale of my property but I want to say THANK YOU.
I believe it sold just at the last possible minute before it would not have sold. Your advice and experience helped keep me and my unrealistic sense of the market from screwing up a good deal.
We have been so busy getting the new house in shape that I have not taken the time to write. We are very happy in our home and both were glad you had the business sense you did to help us through a tough market. One offer and a sale. Great job.
Thanks again. “
– JOHN S.
Thank you so much for everything you did for me. You came into my life when I need you most. I know in the beginning I was not easy to work with, and it was all because after having my property on the market for 6 months and carrying two mortgages. I was at the end of the rope with both buyers and agents.
You never failed to do your job, and that was telling me the truth on all the issues concerning my house. I think what I most appreciate about working with you was the fact that you were right on target about everything that you had told me: pricing, marketing and being there handling the escrow from A to Z. And the fact that we got an offer within 3 weeks was the reward.
Thank you again and thank you for driving up to Torrance so many times. I am glad it paid off.
You will be the only agent that I will be working with and will recommend you to everyone I know.
– FARIBA RAAD
“Sandra has helped me to buy and/or sell 3 properties in the Sunland/Shadow Hills area over the past 15+ years. I am also familiar with others who have used her services, and we all agree we couldn’t have done any better. She has great instincts when it comes to her client’s needs and tastes, and is always on top of the ever-changing market. She is smart, professional, helpful, courteous, and doesn’t get rattled when dealing with demanding clients (either hers or other realtor’s). She is one step ahead of you before you even realize it, which makes for a relatively stress-free buying or selling process.”
– JANET BARKER
“As a real estate investor, I highly recommend Sandra! Whether you are a first-time buyer or a seasoned investor you need an agent that knows the community, is able to respond to your needs quickly and efficiently, and can negotiate a great deal for you! That is Sandra in a nutshell and you won’t find a better agent!”
– DIANE GARTSIDE
“Sandra Poppink is the best example of a Real Estate Professional. She kept on top of the process and kept everyone else involved on target also. The best part of all is that my husband and I now have a new family friend in Sandra and a Real Estate Consultant for life!!”
– MARGI AND REX BROWN
“Sandra first sold my mother’s house upon her death. Given the circumstances, she was very sensitive to our family’s need to grieve. In addition, the sale needed to be approved by my mother’s five children (all who had different opinions about the entire process). Her negotiation skills shined as she dealt with the family issues and potential buyers. She set reasonable expectations when providing a market analysis. She did not promise us an overvalued sales price to get our business only to lower that price once the contract was signed. I was so impressed with her honesty and integrity I have used her to sell my prior home and buy my current Sunland home.”
– TOM LUDOVICO
“Sandra was our agent when we purchased our home, and we were so impressed that when it was time to sell, there wasn’t any question about who to call, and we will not hesitate to call Sandra in the future. In several cases during both the buying and selling process, she went above and beyond what she needed to do to make sure we were happy.”
– MATT ADRIAN AND KIM BAGWELL
“Sandra Poppink has helped me throughout the years with buying and selling real estate. As I am a real estate appraiser by profession, I deal with a lot of realtors. When I give out a referral, I always choose Sandra.”
– DAVID MURRAY
“Recently, in early October of this year, my husband Stuart Spence and I contracted the services of Sandra Poppink to represent us in an effort to purchase the property at 8227 Chapin Lane, Sunland, California. That we were successful – that is, made the offer, fielded a counteroffer which was subsequently accepted, entered escrow, conducted all inspections, negotiated a lease-back provision, assembled a substantial down payment, secured financing, and closed escrow all within 30 days – is overwhelmingly due to Ms. Poppink’s exquisite professionalism and astute guidance. All of this is made even more significant given that the seller’s agent took a less than exemplary approach to the transaction.
Over the years, my husband and I have worked with many real estate personnel, a few of whom were excellent and many who were not. Sandra Poppink is the best of them all. We have recommended her to many friends as buyers and sellers in property transactions -who all reported great satisfaction. And we continue to recommend her services without reservation.”
– JUDITH E. VIDA MD (JUDITH VIDA-SPENCE)
Please let me express my sincere appreciation for your professional services in regards to selling two homes for us in the Sunland-Tujunga area in the past several months. As you are aware, I am the trustee for my mom’s estate as a result of her passing away last year. Never having been in this position before, selling of property held by an estate for which I was responsible was a little bit daunting and faced with some trepidation. Add to that, the additional factor that I live in Colorado and mom’s property was in California. Because of this, I expected to have many challenges in regards to effective communication with anyone representing us when selling houses in California. But I was quite surprised and very pleased that those anticipated challenges never took place.
To describe your performance as our real estate agent:
– Your experience showed up early on in our conversations via telephone or e-mail. You knew quite well the market in the Sunland-Tujunga area, which showed in the way you wanted to present the properties to the most likely potential buyers. You explained a way to price the properties that would make them the most attractive, while still achieving our expected sales goals (price and timing). If fact, your suggestions resulted in both properties selling for much more than was expected, and in a shorter time frame than was anticipated.
– Once the “dreaded” paperwork processes started, you smoothed the way for me such that signing the necessary documents (either electronically or hard copy) became almost a non-issue. Any time I had any questions or needed clarification, you were gladly able to help clear up any issues I had, or direct me to the title company involved should they be the best one’s to answer my questions.
– You assisted us in our search for a liquidator company to handle disposing of the contents of one of the properties, and went “the extra mile” by regularly visiting the property to see what progress was being made in that endeavor.
– You kept me apprised as to any potential “hick-ups” that might take place so that we could resolve any issues before any problems arose.
– It was quite clear that you really care about doing a good job for your clients. I’ve had more e-mails from you in the past several months than anyone else I get e-mail from (except junk mail), and all were concise and to the point. Plus, the dates and times of the e-mails that you sent gave a clear indication that you are more than just a “nine-to-five” professional. (Who sends an e-mail on a Saturday night at 11:23 p.m.?!!!)
To summarize: Would I ask you to sell any property for me in the future? – – In a heartbeat! Just let me know if you ever decide to relocate to my area of Colorado. I’ll likely put my house on the market if you do.”
– DENNIS HARLING, TRUSTEE, MULKEY FAMILY ESTATE
“I have known Armine’s partner, Sandra Poppink, for many years, having “planted” American Flags for her at homes in Sunland for many years. Armine is very tech-knowledgeable and writes well to give a great description of each property she is showing. Having lived in my home for >55 years, laws and customs have changed a lot and Sandra and Armine patiently explained to me all the legalese of the many pages required to negotiate with buyers and consider the many offers. Patient and understanding, this Team juggled the many obstacles to obtain the best offer for me. I certainly would not hesitate to Highly recommend Armine and Sandra as My A-Team to any Buyer or Seller. Kind and considerate, they never give up!”
“Arminé is a true professional. She was my agent for a property I recently sold. She kept me informed of every detail of the transaction right up until closing. I would definitely use her as my agent in the future.”
“We have been working with Arminé for over 20 years and each time we bought a property or sold a property we have been very satisfied with her services and her knowledge.”