"professional, accommodating and intelligent"
- Jonathon F.
Maggie and her team could not have been more professional, accommodating, and intelligent. We found Maggie through Yelp, and were incredibly impressed with her approach. She and her team worked day and night to strategize the best course of action to get our place sold quickly but also for maximum value. They’re also really genuine people. We cannot recommend them enough!
"never once felt rushed into making a decision"
- Jimmy L.
Maggie and Gina are amazing! We were purchasing our first home and they fully understood the gravity of that event. They kept us calm and answered all of our questions almost immediately, including those sent late at night! Even though they juggle many clients at a time, they made us feel like we were their only client. They held our hand through the entire process and we never once felt rushed into making a decision. As they once told us, they worry so we don’t have to; and that is how they treated us. They really know their stuff and made the process easier than we ever imagined!
"This has got to be the easiest, fastest home-buying experience ever!"
- Stefanie L.
What can we say? All the amazing reviews you read here are true. We were connected to Maggie through a co-worker. My husband and I hung up our first phone call with her with smiles, looked at each other and said “I love her!” We were new to the South Bay and really needed someone to point us in the right direction – Maggie did just that. She told us exactly what she thought about the houses we chose and would let us know if we were under-selling ourselves. Less than a month after we met her, we found a house. She acted quickly by writing an offer and before noon the very next day, our offer was accepted and escrow closed 30-days later. This has got to be the easiest, fastest home-buying experience ever! And even after we bought the house, Maggie put us in contact with everyone it took to make our house a home. We have already referred friends to her and they also have nothing but praise for her and her team!
"She is an incredible wealth of knowledge and a true pro!
- Tina W.
Maggie and her team are true professionals. Maggie helped us navigate the search and purchase of our second home. The process was efficient, painless–and fun! She is an incredible wealth of knowledge and a true pro! I would recommend Maggie and her team to anyone looking for a home in Southern California! Bonus points for all the great client events she holds throughout the year as well.
"Their expertise and experience were invaluable to us"
- Ji S.
We worked with Maggie after a recommendation from a friend. She and her team were extremely knowledgeable and responsive. Most of all, they are fast! Their expertise and experience were invaluable to us in the home buying process. They made excellent referrals for lenders, contractors, etc. Even after the home purchase, they continue to answer our questions. Will definitely recommend Maggie and team.
"they always were able to provide the support and guidance needed"
- Erin N.
I can’t even express how grateful I am for Maggie, Gina, Stefanie, and Jenifer to help make my first home purchase an amazing experience! Anytime and anywhere they always were able to provide the support and guidance that I needed since I was new to the whole process. Once they met me they steered me in the right direction and then everything fell into place. I definitely recommend them to anyone who wants a professional, personable, reliable team.
"She was always responsive and went out of her way to help answer any questions"
- Chad E.
We interviewed three realtors when we got serious about purchasing a home in the South Bay. The thing that stuck out with Maggie was her flexibility to speak to us on our time, her overall attitude to assist us in our relatively specific situation, and her grasp on the South Bay market. We ended up going through the process of placing an offer at the same time as our friends who had hired another agent so we were able to directly compare our experience with our friends. Maggie made the process so easy. She was always responsive and went out of her way to help answer any questions. She also has an endless network so we were able to get introduced to so many people who assisted us throughout the process. Maggie is definitely someone we would recommend to anyone looking to buy a home. We will also be keeping in contact with her in the future when we choose to sell and/or buy another home. Thank you so much Maggie!!
"made us feel comfortable from beginning to end"
- Theresa L.
We are so grateful to have Maggie Ding and her wonderful team help us with our home purchase. After living in Marina del Rey for 6 years, we were ready to take the plunge and move to the South Bay. Being transplants from the East Coast, we had no real estate connections or referrals in LA. After doing some research and reading awesome reviews of Maggie and her team, we decided to give her a call. We knew immediately she was the right fit for us and within a few short weeks we were in our new home. Home buying is never an easy or pleasant process, but Maggie connected us with great people, walked us through the home buying process and overall made us feel comfortable from beginning to end. Maggie responded to all our questions, day or night. We honestly cannot recommend Maggie, Gina, Jenifer and Stefanie enough. We owe a huge thanks to them.
"Personal, sharp, fun, funny and a delight to work with."
- Trent H.
Where do I even begin to say how amazing Maggie, Gina, Jenifer and Stefanie are? My parents were in real estate in a small town in the south and I remember how dad and mom ran their business. But having been in Los Angeles for over a decade before being ready to buy my first home, I’d seen all the cheesy billboards and bus stop signs and this that and the other. It was all a really, really far cry from what I grew up in. I could only assume buying real estate in Los Angeles would be incredibly different than in my little tiny hometown considering some of the horror stories I’ve heard. Whatever presumptions I had were immediately invalidated from my first conversation with Maggie. Personal, sharp, fun, funny and a delight to work with. All I had to do was simply explain my situation, what I was hoping for … and they were off to the races. They are top-notch professionals that know the market and know how to get things done. Every question was answered and not only thoroughly but practically immediately. And believe me, I had a ton of questions. As a first-time buyer, everything about it seemed so incredibly daunting but in reality … it really seemed easy from my end. This is all thanks to their hard work; which got me into an absolutely perfect home. I cannot recommend Maggie and her team more.
"she made me feel special as if i was her only client"
- Flo L.
I give Maggie Ding, realtor, a 10+. After selling my family home of 45 years, i was nervous and not up to date about buying a new home. Maggie immediately put me at ease. She impressed me with her knowledge, experience and up-beat personality. And she’ a good listener. Soon she found me THE house and guided me every step of the way, making the detailed process seamless. Best of all, despite her many awards and clients, she made me feel special as if i was her only client! She was always accessible and has good resources. A happy client,
"exceeded all of our expectations"
- Jessica M.
There are not enough words to express how wonderful Maggie and her team are! We recently worked with Maggie to sell our former home and purchase our current home. We met with her several years back when we were just casually looking at homes. She came over and spent a good amount of time just getting to know us and determining what our needs were. She connected us with her lender and got us pre-qualified right away. We knew from our first meeting that we would be using Maggie and that we would be in the most capable of hands.
While things didn’t move very quickly on our end, Maggie was always responsive when had questions or wanted to get in to see a home. She was never pushy, and always seemed genuinely interested in getting us into the right home for our growing family. She is extremely knowledgeable and could answer any question that we threw at her. She is also hilarious, honest, and a genuinely enjoyable person to go through what can be a difficult process with.
A few months back, we finally came across a home that we felt was “the one”. We contacted Maggie and immediately got to work on a game plan for writing an offer. She gave us her input, which was greatly appreciated, and got our offer accepted within 24 hours! What more can you ask for? She then got to work on selling our home, which took her all of 3 days. 3 days to not only sell our house, but to sell it for over asking price. Again, what more can you ask for?
Our buyer had a contingency, which Maggie handled brilliantly! She didn’t sit back and just hope for the best. She was immediately in contact with our buyer’s realtor to ensure that they were pricing their home for a timely sale, that their photos were high quality, and that they knew exactly what her expectations were as far as the timeline was concerned. As a result of her diligence, they performed on time and everything moved forward according to plan.
Throughout the whole process Maggie, Gina, Jennifer, and Stefanie exceeded all of our expectations as far as communication was concerned. No matter what time we contacted them, someone always responded within minutes. I don’t even know how they do it, but they are all amazing! We could not have been happier with how the entire process played out. They made what could have been a terribly complicated deal seem like it was no big deal at all. At no point did we feel overly stressed or like something wasn’t going to work out. These ladies are beyond brilliant! Truly as good as it gets. I would give them a million stars if I could! Thank you so much, Maggie, Gina, Jennifer, and Stefanie! We love you all!
"always prompt in action, punctual in appointments, responsive in communication"
- Annie C.
We have been enjoying our new condo for 3 months now and still think back gratefully on the helpful guidance we received from Maggie, Gina & team! Couldn't have made it without them!
It was a long search as we anxiously watched West LA housing prices rise in the latter half of 2017. We lost the first 5 offers due to competition or complication with the property. Maggie and Gina put in their best effort every step of the way. A few things stood out:
- We had the opportunity to consider a property that have yet to come onto market because Gina took the initiative to inquire when she passed by during its renovation stage. A rare find in the scarce market! She was also great at interfacing with seller agents.
- Maggie was super experienced with bidding and super knowledgeable home inspections (and their implications for the future).
- We were able to win the 6th offer because they helped us act quickly in a time-sensitive opportunity. When some complex situations arose during escrow, they helped us with the negotiations and were extremely successful!
Overall, Maggie and Gina were always prompt in action, punctual in appointments (phone or in-person), responsive in communication (email, text), and showed outstanding dedication to their work. We later learned that they ranked 26th in transactions in 2017 across RE/MAX agents nationwide-- which was of course no surprise! We are glad to have worked with them and do highly recommend them!
"Maggie worked her magic and was able to negotiate"
- Bruce M.
Maggie Wang was our real estate agent when we sold our home in West Torrance and when we purchased our new home in the Hollywood Riviera. For both transactions, Maggie represented us exceptionally. When selling our home, we had to deal with a very difficult buyer who had previously backed out of a deal at the very last minute. Maggie worked her magic and was able to negotiate, and re-negotiate ever changing contingency stipulations from the buyer - ultimately closing the deal. As for the purchase of our new home, Maggie had the wisdom to put in a backup offer on the home, even though the house was in escrow and the selling agent was convinced it would close without a hitch. When the pending sale did indeed fall through,we were well positioned to make an offer (below the original selling price) before the house was even placed back on the market.
Maggie did very well for us, and we have recommended her to all of our friends.
"Couldn't ask for a better realtor."
- Patricia L.
So thankful Maggie and her team is there during the whole stressful situation of selling the current place and buying a new place without moving into somewhere in the transition period.
Maggie's team is amazing! The listing pictures were perfectly done by a professional photographer, and Maggie is just the best when it comes to negotiation.
Gina is very patient and she answered my millions emails. She is very knowledgeable and knows the areas very well. I love checking out houses with her as her trained eyes usually point out so much stuffs I would not noticed.
Stephanie keeps all the paperworks, appointments in check so we will not miss anything.
Couldn't ask for a better realtor.
"Maggie would not allow us to give up"
- Rya K.
We could not have purchased a single family home in Manhattan Beach if it hadn't been for Maggie's persistence, dedication, patience, diligence, hard work, professionalism, knowledge and expertise. With an MB real estate market these days that sees decent properties go pending in just a matter of days, we had pretty much abandoned any hope of finding a property in MB that would fit our needs. But Maggie would not allow us to give up; she continued with the search to find us a desirable MB property and was successful in getting our offer accepted despite a tense multiple offer situation - all due to her tireless efforts and fabulous negotiation skills. We were also incredibly impressed with Maggie's thoroughness and deft hand during the property inspection / due diligence process. We expected to have to do most of that work ourselves (which had been our experience with other agents in the past), but Maggie was extremely proactive and detail-oriented; and she really did take care of everything. When we encountered a number of unexpected and potentially deal-breaking issues, Maggie got people involved and worked tirelessly to find and negotiate acceptable resolutions of the problems. She asked all of the important and relevant questions, focused on each issue, and made complex concepts easy for us and the listing agent/seller to understand - she was a bulldog. Maggie's follow-up after closing is also tremendous - she's still providing us with vendor suggestions as we work on improvements to our house and when the escrow company forgot to provide us with a discount of their fees (something Maggie had originally negotiated for us), she had them immediately issue us a refund.
While we are avid users and fans of Yelp, we rarely ever post a review - but for Maggie are we happy to make an exception. We have absolutely no hesitation recommending Maggie to anyone looking for a real estate agent. You simply can't go wrong in working with Maggie.
"she genuinely had our best interests at heart"
- Josh G
The service we received from Maggie and her team was nothing short of phenomenal. Because Maggie is wicked smart and incredibly business-savvy, she was able to sell our previous home in less than a week, to an offer that was over our asking price. In terms of searching for our new home, we looked for nearly a year as we would continually change our minds on where we wanted to live and what our priorities were -- we were far from easy, but Maggie always supported us, never once pressuring us to make a decision as she genuinely had our best interests at heart. We were most impressed with Maggie's ability to make us feel like her one and only client, despite juggling numerous clients at one time. She responded quickly, gave us thoughtful advice and guidance, knew answers to our very many questions, and was always one step ahead. With Maggie's help, we did finally find a home and absolutely love it and the neighborhood! We are so thankful to Maggie for closing the deal and making sure we were taken care of throughout the entire process, making escrow easy and painless. And although we've moved in, we still continue to lean on Maggie, as she's been a great resource for connecting us to interior designers, painters, handyman, etc. We will definitely be using her again for all future real estate endeavors. You won't be disappointed with Maggie... she is hands down, the best in the biz!!
"Maggie is the quintessential realtor and the type every agent should strive to be."
- Leslie and Don
We will start out with the most important characteristic of Maggie. SHE IS A GREAT PERSON. We think that when you start out with that description, everything else falls nicely in line.
We first learned of Maggie through YELP when we needed to handle an estate home sale. Maggie was extremely efficient throughout the process fielding numerous offers from potential buyers. Although the house was priced according to the market, we ended up accepting an offer for much more than the asking price and a, "bidding war" took place! Communication was great throughout the process and she walked us through all the steps to a great conclusion.
Since we had a great experience as sellers, we naturally went to Maggie to handle our search for a home in Long Beach area. We were also looking in Palos Verdes and Torrance. She provided us with a list of homes that changed on a daily basis. We saw one we liked and actually flew out on a weekend to see this house as well as a few others. Maggie took a whole Saturday out of her busy schedule, prepared a color binder of the homes we wished to see and took us on tours of all the homes. The last one on the list was the one we decided to make an offer on.
Maggie helped us through the entire process, from negotiation, inspections, re-negotiation, and additional inspections providing us with factual information we could use to make sound decisions. Once again, Maggie is an expert at communication with her clients. Our emails were often answered within minutes, many times late at night. We are not convinced Maggie ever sleeps! There were numerous issues with the property, that were all solved thanks to Maggie's persistence.
We closed on the home and couldn't be happier with the entire process.
Maggie has been great with after sale issues as well. Maggie is the quintessential realtor and the type every agent should strive to be. Don't ever let anyone tell you that you do not need a Realtor to manage your sale or your purchase especially if you use one as good as Maggie Ding, although, we do challenge you to find one as good as she is!!
Thanks again, Maggie Ding!!!
"Maggie is a SMART savvy business woman who is going to fight for you."
- Stacey T.
My ears perk up whenever I hear people talk about buying or selling real estate. Why? Because I have the perfect realtor and I always want friends to know about Maggie Ding.
I bought my first condo without Maggie. My first realtor was fine, but as a first-time buyer, there were a lot of things I didn't know or understand. Looking back, there were certainly items that my first realtor could have pushed for me, but she didn't. She was simply a middle person in order to purchase the condo.
Maggie came highly recommended when my husband and I started to think about selling the condo and buying a home. I was instantly impressed by Maggie's quick responses to my calls and emails. At our first meeting, she pulled out a folder and showed us all of the research she did on our condo without us asking for the info. Her former business background was another strong selling point for me. And her honest and friendly manner told me that I could ask any question without a problem. My husband had never gone through buying real estate, where this would be my second go-around. Her excellent answers to both of our questions told me that Maggie was perfect to help us with selling and buying.
Honestly, we should have done our due diligence and interviewed other agents. But I felt so strongly about Maggie's skills right off the bat that I didn't want to waste my time. And I've never regretted that decision.
We unexpectedly found ourselves with the daunting task of finding our house first and then realizing that we needed to sell the condo right away. Maggie was incredible in helping us do both at the same time. Her network of inspectors and contractors helped us with the house while photographers and design folks helped us spruce up the condo. The condo looked so good that I almost wanted to stay (not really but it did look awesome). She was wonderful throughout the entire process of buying and selling. I think I would have been a mess if I didn't have trust in Maggie's abilities.
Bottom line is that Maggie is a SMART savvy businesswoman who is going to fight for you. We asked her questions about listing price for the condo, about negotiating the price for the house, what we should ask for from the sellers, etc. She gave her valuable input and once we decided on something, I was confident that she was going to negotiate like crazy on our behalf.
I'm sure she had a ton of other clients she was taking care of when she was dealing with us, but we felt like we were the only ones. Maggie was always quick to respond to any call or email. I never had to follow up with another reminder for her to respond to me.
I can't tell you how many friends and associates I've sent to Maggie. And every time, people have told me how great she is. She's amazing and if there was enough room I would write another 50 pages about her! Maggie Ding is definitely one of the BEST realtors in the region!
"Maggie is professional, honest, outspoken and will get you what you want."
- Alina M.
Maggie Ding is absolutely the best, hardworking, and determined realtor in the South Bay estate business. She is an expert in the growing housing market and knows how to do her job and does it very very well. She is full of knowledge, experience, credentials, research, and at the same time very personable and easy to get along with. My husband and I loved having her help obtain our first home in Redondo Beach. Maggie is professional, honest, outspoken and will get you what you want. She was so responsive to all our questions and inquiries via email and phone within minutes. She will be by your side throughout the entire confusing process to make sure you understand all the nuts and bolts. She will negotiate for you, set up inspection appointments, and provide referrals to the best, most reliable and reasonable services to ensure your prospective property is safe and secure enough for move in. Maggie is the sweetest, most ambitious, responsive, assertive, confident, and smartest realtor you can ever want to represent you in this competitive housing market. I am so thankful she was referred to us by my husband's coworkers at Northrup Grumman in which she was successful in closing a few homes for. If it wasnt for Maggie, we would be homeless, so we are very grateful for her excellent service and the wonderful RE/MAX team that provides solid follow-up and documentation throughout the buyer's process. Maggie extends herself not only professionally, but personally, and made me so happy when she added me as a friend on Facebook, recommending the best schools and parks in our new community for our expecting baby. In the end of escrow and close out, she even surprised us with a nice bottle of champagne, apple cider (for the little one ;) and lovely card left inside our new home. She is the best and I could not thank her enough for going above and beyond to help our growing family obtain our first home.
"you won't find anyone better"
- Erica P.
Maggie, Maggie, Maggie...her and her incredible team (Gina, Stefanie) have stuck with me for over 3 years. I was a picky first time home buyer, looking to move from SF back to LA with no hard timelines. From condo to condo all over the LA area (South Bay, West Side, Hollywood, Long Beach, Downtown, etc etc.), Maggie and her team were there by my side. Despite this, they were never pushy, knew that it was a big decision that I was making, and were supportive throughout the process. I've never worked with a real estate agent before, but I can tell you, you won't find anyone better.
Everyone on her team is sharp, knowledgeable, quick on their feet, hardworking, responsive, professional, ass-kicking women. I can always depend on them to give me their honest opinion along with years and years of industry experience. They've been immensely patient with me, and as I have FINALLY found my dream place, it's time to thank the DREAM TEAM that helped me through the years.
Thank you for your guidance and support! Hands down the most incredible crew that I'll be recommending to all my friends and family. The unsolicited 5 star reviews speak for themselves...
"gave us the advice we needed to be competitive"
- Song M.
I couldn't recommend Maggie Ding and her wonderful team enough! At an age where a lot of friends and family are buying homes, I heard one horror story after another about their home buying experience. Everyone warned me that the process was an emotional roller coaster of ups and downs.
Then came Maggie, Gina, Stephanie, and Jenifer. Highly recommended by my husband's agent/friend in Boston, we knew from the first phone call that they were the one. They are prompt, precise, and the whole team will fight for you. Once this team got into the driver seat, they took what otherwise would have been a roller coaster ride and made it a smooth uphill joy-ride. This team knows what they are doing. Everything they do is with intention and purpose. Once you work with them you'll understand how safe and secure a home-buying experience can be.
If you just want someone to sweet talk you and grovel at your feet for your business, don't waste their time. This team has mastered time management and proficiency and trust me when I say it's better to just leave it up to them instead of marring their timing with your uncertainty. I certainly don't want to dissuade you from asking questions, but let's just say I learned very early on that even without me asking or reminding them, they were 10 steps ahead of me.
Long story short, we bought a 3b3b for an incredible price in super-competitive Culver City with the seller giving us back thousands of dollars due to Maggie and her team. This was only possible because Maggie and her team know what they are doing, and gave us the advice we needed to be competitive. They kept everyone in-line and on-time as they project-managed the process from beginning to end, letting us feel secure that we didn't have to constantly look over everyone's shoulder to make sure that things were getting done in a timely matter.
If you are on the market for an agent, give them a call. I believe that even just a short exposure to them will confirm what I and all these other reviewers are saying.
"She knows literally every angle of this business inside and out."
- Matt M.
Simply put, Maggie and her team are incredible!
I'm a second time buyer and my wife was new to the process. We are the type to thoroughly research anything we do. After narrowing down a short list from Yelp we did in person interviews with agents. Maggie blew us away from the moment we met her. She and her amazing team (shout out to Stefanie, Gina, and Jenifer!) were there for us every step. She knows literally every angle of this business inside and out. She's friendly, patient, knowledgable, flexible, and can work with any budget, time frame, or changing family condition (we had a baby midway through the process and had to change gears).
Finding the home is just the beginning of where Maggie shines. In escrow, she is a boss. She knows how to negotiate price, has access to the top vendors and inspectors and knows how to utilize them all very well. Her goal is not to sell you a home. Her goal is for you to find the perfect home and get you the lowest price possible.
Her responsiveness is second to none. You will get answers quickly and thoroughly. Escrow can be stressful as anyone knows, but Maggie puts it on auto pilot for you. Documents can be digitally signed super quickly and she foresees anything that might go wrong way in advance. Trust me, you will save hours upon hours and a lot of money with Maggie.
Maggie stays with you before, during and after the home buying process. She's available for all sorts of questions or recommends. We plan on renting our previous home and her list of vendors is second to none. They do great work at a great price. It's reassuring to know we've got support moving forward.
Maggie is just an overall good person too. She's super personable, empathetic, and fun. You never feel like a number. She holds annual client appreciation days. We took our daughter to her first pumpkin patch courtesy of Maggie and her team.
I could go on and on, but you get the idea. Maggie is amazing. The end :-)
"She genuinely cares about all her clients and their happiness"
- Ponnie M.
Maggie put our house on the market within days of us making the decision to sell. Our house hit the market right before Christmas & it still sold for full asking price (with more than one offer) within 3 weeks.
We were buying contingent on the sale of our property, so there were lots of balls in the air & she was exceptionally diligent in making sure that everyone was on the same page & doing their job on time - i.e., lenders, escrow agents, inspectors, realtors on all ends. We were in a 30 day escrow for sale and purchase, so things were all on quick turnaround times. With today's lenders cracking down, it was not an easy feat.
Maggie also helped us buy our dream house for less than asking price (& we would have paid quite a bit more than asking price). We were all moved in less than 2 months after we originally put our house up for sale. Everyone says that buying and selling a home is one of life's most stressful events. While I will agree to that, Maggie kept the stress to a minimum by being organized & on top of things. She manages the inevitable fires with grace and professionalism.
So yes, Maggie gets it done. But she also makes the process enjoyable. We emailed/texted and were on the phone constantly throughout the process and I definitely miss all our interactions now. :-) She genuinely cares about all her clients and their happiness & I'm sure that anyone who uses her for their own real estate needs will experience the same thing.
"She was available to us almost anytime, day or night"
- Michael L.
Maggie did it again! She helped us buy our first home, and late last year she helped us sell it. With the holidays approaching, it was not an ideal time to put a home on the market. Maggie insisted that we get it into shipshape BEFORE Thanksgiving. It was a challenging deadline to meet, but she pushed us to do it. And it was absolutely the right move. The first people who saw the house ended up buying it. What a relief!
Maggie helped us every step of the way. She made what could have been a highly stressful process feel relatively easy. She answered every question we had, no matter how dumb they seemed. She was available to us almost anytime, day or night. I give Maggie and her team the highest possible recommendation if you're looking to buy or sell a home in the South Bay or anywhere in L.A.
"she is very good and deserving of all the praise"
- Bob O.
Not living in the area looked on Yelp for a recommended realtor. Stumbled onto Maggie and hard to believe all the positive reviews. As many others have already said she is very good and deserving of all the praise people have wrote. Finally decided to put mom's house for sale but not in real rush to sell as I'd be basically the only one to clear out the house. I mean, how do you pick an agent where you dont live? Met with Maggie and she listened to my situation and was patient and offered suggestions on a plan of attack. First impression was impressive and her honesty and credentials was impressive. Once I finally cleared up most of inside house I gave Maggie a call. She got the needed things done inside the house while I cleared out the garage. Within a month the house was up for sale, accepted offer over asking price with no real comps in area ( so her research and experience was spot on). Communication was excellent the entire time and explained every option that came up. If I were to buy or sell a house again in the South Bay I'd most definitely hire Maggie. Absolutely wonderful experience and only complaint is that I live too far for her to be my agent to buy my next house
"Maggie is a no-BS, straight shooter, who cares about her clients"
- Johanna M.
My hubby and I just bought our first home and we did it with a badass agent! I cannot say enough about how awesome Maggie is. She has a great team, who always communicated with us really quickly. Her assistant, Stefanie is on top of it! Maggie and her team always got back to us quickly. We were always emailing, texting, talking....it was great, and we learned a ton from Maggie through this process.
We did quite a bit of research before we landed on Maggie, and meeting her in person sealed the deal. She was exactly what we wanted in a realtor. Maggie is a no-BS, straight shooter, who cares about her clients. Whenever we were together, it felt like I was just hanging out with a girlfriend. She kept it real, and I can't say enough about how important that is during this process. She asked the tough questions, played devil's advocate for us, and often reminded us when we were being unrealistic (which was often...hahaha).
We were living overseas when we began this process, about a year ago, and Maggie was always great to take our calls at odd hours, and answer our emails quickly. Working in different time zones was a challenge, but we made it work. As soon as we arrived in Cali, she made us feel welcome, and we immediately hit the ground running. We were all eager to get the ball rolling.
Maggie has won a bunch of awards for being a badass realtor, and it was evident throughout this whole process. We visited tons of open houses where the selling agents asked who we were working with. Most of them knew Maggie, and expressed that they love working with her. We were constantly receiving validation of her badass-ness.
Maggie is the agent you want on your side when your buying or selling a house because she will fight for you. The South Bay market is really tough to maneuver for buyers. It's filled with bidding wars, low inventory, and rising prices....sounds fun, right? Maggie put us at ease, and gave us a reality check when we needed it. We really love Maggie, and we became great friends through this process.
If you're looking for a realtor to buy or sell in the South Bay, go with Maggie. We already did the research, and she's the best.
"I'm immensely grateful to her for making the process so stress-free for me"
- Leslie W.
I'm not sure Maggie really another 5 star review here.. but she certainly deserves it.
Maggie helped me sell my 2 bedroom condo in Playa Del Rey in 2015 while I was living in San Francisco. I'm not stranger to real estate and have dealt with many agents in the buying and selling process. I'm not unreasonable but I have high expectations for people doing their jobs well. Throughout the whole process, Maggie was friendly, smart, helpful, organized, proactive, HONEST, practical... anyone still reading this?
What I appreciated the most was how well Maggie listened to me and was able to adapt to my style. I didn't need as much hand holding as a first-time buyer but I like to know what's going on and make my own decisions. Maggie got that and was able to keep me updated, be straight to the point while giving me her advice based on her own experiences while listening to my opinions. I felt like my opinions and decisions were respected. I ended up receiving multiple offers and accepting an offer that was above my asking price. She even organized an easy to read comparison of all the offers that was EXTREMELY appreciated.
It was a real pleasure working with Maggie and I'm immensely grateful to her for making the process so stress-free for me. I just wish I had the opportunity to meet her in person.
"very high energy and personable, and an excellent negotiator"
- Lori R.
Maggie helped us both sell our first home and buy our second home - and she was outstanding! In selling our home she helped us in staging it and identifying small areas of home improvement that would go a long way towards selling (which then resulted in us selling the house in a bidding war for more than we had hoped for with only one weekend of showing).
In buying our house, she was very patient, showed us lots of options, and ultimately helped us get the house we plan to retire in for $100k less than asking.
Maggie was a great agent for us - always available, constantly communicating to us so we knew what was happening, very high energy and personable, and an excellent negotiator. We have recommended her to multiple friends because we were willing to put our reputation with hers.
Lastly - she also has some great contractors she can recommend. We did have one who was sub par but when we told her she fixed the concern immediately.
Highly highly recommend Maggie.
"Conscientious and works hard to represent your best interests and advocate for YOU"
- Toni S.
I join the club of first time Yelpers, and created an account for the sole purpose of giving Maggie Ding and her team a special shout out. THEY. ARE. ROCK. STARS.! I strongly recommend Maggie and her team for all real estate needs. Don't waste your time talking to other realtors. Maggie and her team are the real deal and deliver superior service:
- Super friendly and patient (even when I asked redundant questions)
- Super timely, responsive and efficient - they get things done!
- Super knowledgeable and savvy in every aspect of the sales process
- Conscientious and works hard to represent your best interests and advocate for YOU
- On top of latest market trends and competition
- Has a network of professionals/preferred providers
Most of the Yelp reviews relate to buying homes. I am happy that I can offer a review from a selling perspective. Maggie and Gina helped me sell a family member's house in the Baldwin Hills area. They were honest about the condition of the house, list price and how to strategically market the property. It took the family a few months to ready the house before listing, but Maggie kept in touch with me during those trying months. We didn't make it easy for her. When Maggie saw that I was struggling with family members, she patiently complied with special requests in order to us to agree on listing parameters: sell AS IS, market to investors only, no open houses to general public (aka nosy neighbors), no for sale sign, etc. Just as Maggie anticipated, the house sold quickly and with multiple offers! It wasn't easy navigating the family drama but Maggie and Gina made the selling process as easy as possible.
I don't live in Los Angeles which is where the house is located. No problemo! Maggie can and will sell your house! She also aligns herself with a great team of professionals, including title and escrow officers, to get the property sold in an orderly and efficient manner.
"we were in capable hands, all before we looked at our first home together"
- Jason C.
Attention to Detail - CHECK
Friendly and Attentive - CHECK
Excellent Communication Skills - CHECK
Proactive - CHECK
Has a Genuine Personality - CHECK
Hosts Amazing Client Events - CHECK
If you are looking for the opposite of these things you should find another realtor. However, if any of these qualities are important to you, then you should reach out to Maggie and her team immediately. You will quickly find yourself being welcomed to her extended family.
My wife and I worked with multiple real estate agents during our 2+ year hunt for a new home, and then we met Maggie. When we first met she took the time to really understand who we were, and where we wanted to be as homeowners, taking into account our two toddlers and third child, who was on the way at the time. She asked all of the right questions and had us feeling like we were in capable hands, all before we looked at our first home together.
Armed with the information we provided, she streamlined the search process and narrowed down the homes we viewed, focusing on the priorities that both my wife and I had expressed to her during 1:1 conversations. She magically fused our "wants" and provided us with options that were spot on! There were no "throw-aways", and neither of us ever felt like our time was being wasted.
She did not stop there. She was with us all the way through the process, offering assistance whenever and however we needed. If we needed her to be more involved it did not feel like a chore to ask, nor did it feel like a burden. She was always there, wearing her trademark smile.
On the other side of the process, Maggie was also instrumental in helping us to sell our home. She took the extra steps that many other Realtors don't (but should), like having professional photographs taken, staging the house in a way that allowed for prospective buyers to envision their own lives in the home, and more.
Maggie's hard work and knowledge of what it takes to sell a home really paid off - our listing looked amazing and we received multiple offers before our first Open House. Our home went under contract just a few days after hitting the market, and Maggie was once again there through every step of the closing process. It could not have been a more pleasant experience.
A couple of years later, and I am proud to say that we are still in touch with Maggie - not because we are looking to sell our home, but because we made a new friend in the process. We've recommended Maggie to everyone we know who is looking to buy a home. She is a true professional and a genuinely nice person to know.
You'd be hard pressed to find a better Realtor, and when you reach out to her be sure to ask about the Thanksgiving Pies!!!
"she helped build our confidence as home buyers"
- Evita W.
As first time home buyers, my husband and I had no idea where to start when it came to finding a real estate agent, so we figured if Yelp had rarely led us astray with food choices, it might be a solid place to begin our search for someone to help us spend all the money we have in the world and then some. :)
In total, we interviewed four real estate agents. We met three in a row in person and had a phone call with Maggie later the same day. Even by phone Maggie blew the others out of the water and impressed us from the start. She is the perfect blend of patience, straight-forwardness, honesty and kindness that assured us that we could ask all the stupid questions in the world and not feel embarrassed. In fact, she encouraged us to ask (and re-ask) questions and never made us feel badly that we knew so little about real estate.
After about a month of hitting the open house circuit hard, too many chocolate chip cookies to mention, and a few emails about a property here and there (all of which Maggie helped us realized we only liked because of the staging - we're such rookies!), we finally fell head over heels in love with a house in Westchester. We texted Maggie as soon as we stepped out of the house - we were literally still parked outside of the house - to see what she thought of it. As usual, she texted us back immediately and we were so happy when she agreed that we had found a gem. Maggie warned us though - first time home buyers rarely get the first house they put an offer in on, but this would be good practice for us. So, with that in mind, we started moving fast! She contacted the seller's agent and by the next day, a Monday, Maggie had helped us figure out an offer that was not only competitive, but a number that we felt comfortable with. If you can believe it Yelpers, that same evening the sellers and their agent called Maggie to give a verbal that they wanted to sell us the house. We signed with them and opened escrow the next day, a Tuesday, and that Friday had a slew of inspections on the house (Maggie pulled some strings to get her team of amazing vendors in ASAP). Escrow closed without incident, and all of a sudden - we are homeowners!
Now, settled into our new home, it is kind of crazy to think that so many things had to go right for us to buy our dream house and have the entire process be so, so smooth. But working with Maggie is what got us here - she helped build our confidence as home buyers to see and understand what we liked, what we didn't like, what to look out for, things to ask ourselves that we would have never thought to ask. She held our hands through every step, every document, every question and concern and made us feel like her #1 clients. We are so grateful to Maggie (and her right-hand woman Stefanie!) for everything they've done for us - if you can believe it, we look forward to years down the line going through this whole process again when we're ready to upgrade! ;)
"most importantly, she's simply a quality, ethical person"
- Garrett A.
This is the first Yelp review I've ever written, and I couldn't be more motivated to do so.
I moved into my first home a couple weeks ago, a 4 br, 3.5 bath 2800 sq ft new construction home in North Redondo. My plan was initially to spend about 150-175% of what I paid to buy something similar in Hermosa/Manhattan, but after many long chats, Maggie helped me to realize this was the best decision for me. What kind of agent tries to convince you to earn them significantly less money? I would say this was one of the first decisions Maggie helped me with, but nope. She and I started our dialog a year earlier and it continued regularly way before she had any clue whether it would amount to anything.
Yes Maggie is extremely knowledgeable, yes Maggie helped me find my dream home, yes she did everything that could ever be asked of a buyers agent. Pretty sure the previous 50 reviews above mine cover how great she is at all of that.
I love Maggie for so much more than that though. She's one of the few people I've ever met who I can honestly say works harder than me. Although I know she gets more business than she could ever need, I always felt like her only client. Every call, every text, every email was always responded to thoroughly and usually instantly. I mean like seconds later, not minutes.
I would say 80% of what I have and continue to use Maggie as a resource for falls outside the scope of the role of a buyers agent. As a first time home buyer combined with being quite OCD, you can imagine how often I did and continue to rely on Maggie for everything, from a reference to an A/V guy to a question about my home insurance policy, to simply some calming text about how everything is going to turn out great. And you know what, everything turned out perfectly. And I owe Maggie a great deal of the credit for that.
Finding success at around 18, the last decade of my life has consistently come with everyone trying to sell me everything. With people always being helpful only to disappear once a sale has been made (or when it wasn't). Maggie was the opposite. She actually encouraged me to make decisions that would force her to invest more time in my deal many times. She worked even harder after her commission was ensured.
But most importantly, she's simply a quality, ethical person. I don't trust anyone ever; and I always, always felt 100% confident that our communication was between us alone. In an industry where everyone receives kickbacks for references, I know for a fact Maggie refuses to take them. She requires 1 thing from the names she gives out: Give me 0, give my client great work at a great price.
Last week I came home to a beautifully wrapped Nordstrom blanket. Of course it was from Maggie.
This was my first of what will be many home purchases. And Maggie has earned herself a client for life.
"This kind of commitment cannot be found anywhere else."
- Richard M.
Maggie and Gina are the absolute best! When I started looking to buy my first home, I didn't know anything about the process, I barely even knew what I wanted. I tried meeting with a few random realtors that websites like Zillow suggest, but they were...not great. I got frustrated and literally Googled "Best realators in L.A." and Maggie was at the top of the list, so I called.The difference between them and Maggie was like night and day. Maggie showed up with a binder containing information of every property we were going to visit that day, information on first time home buying process, and all the contact information I would need to continue working with her.
This was all very helpful but the part I liked the best about my experience with Maggie was the "no pressure" attitude. Maggie is not a salesman. She is not trying to get you into any random house as fast as she can. She works with you to find the home you will truly be happy in. I looked at houses with Maggie for TWO YEARS before I finally found the home I was head over heels for. I don't know what other realtor would work with you for that long.
Once you put in a bid on a home you want, Maggie's experience really shines. She has done all types home buying scenarios; Houses, Townhouses, Condos, HOAs, all loan types. She always has the answers to all my questions. I have owned my home for ~8 months and she is STILL more than happy to answer any questions I have. This kind of commitment cannot be found anywhere else.