Review Rating: 5
I have had the pleasure of working with Ginette in the process of selling my late mother’s rental property through probate. She was very knowledgeable regarding the complicated process and extremely hands on. Ginette took the liberty of overseeing the property’s repair and remodeling process and for that, I am very thankful. Ginette was very careful yet efficient with her decisions and advice that she gave me. She was extremely thorough with every step of the selling process and communicated everything very well to me. I highly recommend Ginette to help you list your property, you won’t regret it!
A Pleasure to Work With
Ginette was a pleasure to work with. Our transaction went very smoothly and any issues that came up were handled logically and with a sense of urgency.
Negotiations Were Handled Beautifully
Ginette handled the sale of my parent’s home, a very special place to our family. She made recommendations to freshen up the space while maintaining the homes character. She was very respectful of the home and of our family’s attachment to it. She had wonderful suggestions for estate sale people who really knew what they were doing. Negotiations were handled beautifully and things were explained thoroughly. She made a difficult situation easy with understanding and skill and found a buyer that loved the house. Our family is very happy and I think my parents would be happy too.
Highly Likely to Recommend
Ginette handled the sale of my income property after I had been transferred out of state for a career opportunity. She is very thorough and handled all of the details seamlessly. This included hiring and supervising the painters, handymen, landscapers and plumber as well as coordinating the cleanup and some minor staging. Ginette was completely hands on. We had a few challenges and Ginette handled them all successfully and with a positive attitude. She had some very creative approaches to finding the right solutions for me. She was a pleasure to work with, never overly aggressive but yet resourceful and firm. I would highly recommend Ginette Skelton, she is an amazing Realtor!
An Excellent Experience
Ginette assisted me in purchasing a property for my aunt and her husband, both senior citizens. It was a challenging situation because of the logistics of me being out of state and because of their health issues and language barrier. She went above and beyond by far exceeding my expectations. I found Ginette to be a trusted adviser and invaluable resource under somewhat difficult circumstances. Additionally I found that Ginette focused on our needs, was always available to answer any questions, and negotiated a great value for the purchase. Overall it was an excellent experience and I would highly recommend Ginette.
Elena A Jacob
Insightful and Patient
I had not met Ginette until it was time to purchase my home in Leisure World. This was a difficult move for me and Ginette was very insightful and patient. We just kept looking until I found my home. I never felt rushed and she listened to what I wanted and we stayed the course until we found the house that was right. It was the hottest summer on record and we were looking in over 100 degree heat and we were pretty miserable at times. Ginette was always there at the appointed time and has a great sense of humor. It was a pleasure working with her.
Service Went Above and Beyond
On behalf of Bethany Christian Services, I want to take a moment and express how much I appreciate the way Ginette represented our organization throughout the process of our recent estate sale in Long Beach, CA. Ginette’s manner was always professional. Ginette’s integrity was always impeccable. Ginette’s communications were always clear. Ginette’s service went above and beyond our expectations, consistently. Ginette embraced a complex situation for a client over 2000 miles away, and handled it with grace, optimism and expertise. I have no doubt that those character and professional attributes contributed to Bethany Christian Services realizing the additional benefits of an expedient and successful outcome. Thank you, Ginette. Very well done!
Selling Price $70,000 Dollars Over
In March I became the Successor Trustee to by mother and father-in-law’s estate. Ginette Skelton of Berkshire Hathaway H. S. was referred to me by their lawyer. After interviewing her and other candidates as realtor for their home, I along with other family members decided she would best represent the family based on her knowledge of the area, her professionalism, her ideas for best preparing the home for market, and the services she offered. The task of getting the home ready for market weighed heavily on my mind. With a reverse mortgage on the home things needed to move quickly, but there were many complications including the home being quick deeded out of the trust, home improvements needed to reflect current styles, repairs needed, and a huge number of items left behind that needed to be sold or disposed of. All of this while I was dealing with the multitude of people, organizations and financial institutions that needed to be contacted/dealt with and very little time in my busy schedule to do so. Ms Skelton provided referrals to local estate sale companies, painters, flooring experts, plumbers…everything needed to keep to prep the home for sale. She handled all details such as scheduling appointments, taking estimates, supervising all work, and keeping me informed of all progress along the way. She was instrumental in getting work done for the best price, at a quick pace, and helping the trust realize a much higher profit than expected through the estate company she recommended. The large number of hours she put in coordinating was greatly appreciated, especially since I live at a distance from the home and would have spent countless hours commuting between locations. The suggestions she made for preparing the home for sell raised the selling price $70,000 dollars over what other realtors quoted after their recommendations for marketing, with less expense to the trust. Her efforts continued through open house and escrow, helping the home to sell in a timely manner. I also greatly appreciated that Ms. Skelton made herself easily accessible for any questions and worked diligently to make sure the interest of the family was considered at all times. Her warm demeanor makes her easy to approach and a joy to work with. I would highly recommend her to anyone buying or selling a home and would not hesitate to call on her services again.
Provided Truly Expert Service
Ginette Skelton provided truly expert service throughout the sale of two residential properties in Long Beach — a condominium and a duplex. This was an estate sale for which I am the trustee. Because I don’t reside near the properties, Ginette was my liaison in the community, always willing to be on-site when needed. She was an invaluable resource to me, always taking time to answer my many questions and provide help. She also provided the names and contacts of numerous local businesses that I was able to use for various repairs and services. Throughout, she was cheerful, buoyant, informed and had my best interests and the best interests of the trust at heart. I cannot recommend her highly enough. She was a delight to work with. I feel I’ve found a new friend in Long Beach!
Buy and Sell
Ginette helped me buy a condo by the Colorado Lagoon and then helped me sell that same condo. I would highly recommend her as a Real Estate Agent. If I am ever in the position to buy again I will use Ginette.
I heartily and without reservation recommend Ginette Skelton for realty services, including probate and estate matters. I had occasion to retain her services for the disposition of estate- owned real property in Long Beach, California in late 2013. Despite how problems might have arisen due to my location out of state, any such problems were avoided entirely by her sterling service, industry, and excellent communication skills. I found her responsiveness to matters as they arose to be both outstanding and timely. Ms. Skelton offered useful guidance and advice during the sale process and displayed honestly, loyalty, and meticulous organizational skills. As an out-of-state administrator (and attorney in my private life), I appreciated her professionalism and attention to detail. Her extensive contacts for necessary services, procedural knowledge, and knowledge of the market facilitated the sale of the estate’s realty at an excellent price and without delay. She consistently performed at what I would consider an “above and beyond” level.
Courts Ordered Sale
“My wife and I are writing to recommend the professional services of Ginette Skelton Realtor. Ginette became our Realtor when the courts ordered the sale of the home we jointly owned with family members who were less than willing to sell. We had no prior relationship with Ginette prior to the courts appointing her as our Realtor. We were both very impressed with Ginette’s thoroughness and professionalism in a very difficult and sometimes hostile situation! We feel very confident in recommending Ginette Skelton to anyone who is in need of a Realtor as well as a caring person. She was always just a phone call away and was willing to make the time to discuss our concerns and respond to all of our questions. Ginette will be our choice of Real Estate Agent in the future!
Lois & Tommy Snow