I worked with Fern on my first purchase of a property in California. Not knowing much about the areas, Fern was helpful in giving me tips on what to expect in each neighborhood. Fern has a lot of experience in the real estate business, judging by the advice that she gave me when looking at each home. Se even went out of her way when I was concerned regarding a school in back of one of the homes I was interested in. She called the school regarding the questions I had regarding the proximity to the school which helped me make an informed decision on the property. I would highly recommend Fern to others.
It was terrific working with Fern when selling my home. She is energetic, knowledgeable and thorough. I was always kept up-to-date throughout the process. Best of all, she made
this sale so easy for me. I would highly recommend Fern to others.
Fern is the best! She save me $10,000 off the asking price and was able to get me into see this home first before others. She has been a realtor in the area for many years. She is my parents realtor and helped them purchase and sell their homes. I would refer her to everyone!!
Fern was very responsive to our needs during the negotiating process of the $2.5 million dollar home we were purchasing. She communicated our concerns of the property to the Seller's broker. She also did an outstanding job selling our home in order to purchase this one. I would highly recommend her services to other people.
Fern worked with us over an extended period to help us get our home ready for sale. Once our home went on the market, she had it staged and it sold in 3 days thanks to her excellent real estate expertise. She also helped us acquire a new home shortly thereafter. We would highly recommend Fern for both a seller and buyer.
I was looking to quickly get a home before school started for my children. Fern found the perfect home for us right next to my sons' school. She was warm, honest, professional, and very action oriented. I will use Fern again and recommend her to all my family and friends.
We needed to sell our mother's home as she was elderly and had fallen. Our mother was not enthusiastic about selling and it was a challenge with her.
Fern handled all of the obstacles in regards to our mother and the house with such grace and dignity. She truly was an asset to our family. With her suggestions we were able to sell the home quickly and for more than list price. We had interviewed several other realtors and Fern set the sales price much higher than the others, and again received higher than the asking price. One of the other realtors suggested to sell it low so we could sell it quickly. Fern was honest and we were able to achieve all our goals with Fern. The home old quickly and at top dollar. We would definitely refer Fern to others.
Dr. Susan Fredericks
Thank you so much for helping us find our first home. You educated us through the whole process and you made us feel so comfortable as it was our first home. We will never forget this time in our lives as we were about to get married and with your help we were able to purchase our first home right before our weddding. We appreciate your help and kindness. We would definitely refer you!
Chris and Brittany Strong
Robert L. Pessell, CFP
Pessell Financial and Insurance Services, Inc.
6345 Balboa Blvd., Bldg IV, Suite 290, Encino, CA 91316
April 30, 2012
Fern Rice, Real Estate Agent
100 N. Westlake Blvd. Suite 100A
Westlake Village, CA 91362
RE: 21201-1 Lassen Street
I want to thank you, Fern, once again on what a terrific job you did in selling my Mom’s home. The knowledge you brought to the table about getting the house ready, the staging and pricing helped in selling her home in a very short period of time, for a price higher than any of us thought we would get.
I was also impressed with your energy and commitment in working with Escrow to making such a smooth transaction. I have bought and sold a number of homes, and this was by far, the easiest experience I have had. Your professional work ethic and caring personality was extraordinary.
You obviously love what you do and I want to thank you for that. Your company should be very proud to have an agent like you. I will certainly refer you to others in the near future.
Thank you again for your expertise in selling my Mom’s home.
I am writing to express my satisfaction with Fern Rice, who represented me as a Seller in a recent probate sale. Making the decision to sell my Aunt's home shortly after her passing was not easy. Upon meeting Fern, it was apparent she is not your average realtor. She provided such a sense of peace and reassurance within a delicate situation.
Fern guided me through the entire process wth professionalism, respect and kindness. The best aspects of working with her was the active communication, a strong marketing plan, and a dedicated work ethic of getting the job done. Fern was always conscientious, motivated, well organized and personable. I always felt as though I was her only client.
I have sold numerous homes and never had such a smooth, stress-free experience as this. Fern knows the market inside and out which gave me the confidence in trusting her guidance. I can honestly say, the sale of this house would hve never happened without Fern's diligence and expertise.
Fern surpassed my expectations in every possible way. I genuinely feel Rodeo Realty is extremely fortunate to haver her as a realtor. I have and will continue to recommend Fern to everyone as she is clearly an exceptional realtor.
My wife, two-year old daughter, and I bought our first house in July 2010 and Fern Rice’s assistance and advice was invaluable to us especially as a first time home buyer. Our search lasted well over six months and during that time Fern continually sent us listings and always followed up to see if there were any we wanted to see. When we wanted to see a listing she availed herself on weekends and weeknights to make appointments and always came prepared with fact sheets and statistics about the area and her view of where the real estate market was headed. When we were viewing a house she didn’t hesitate to offer her advice and always asked for our thoughts. For example, there was one house I thought would be a good fit but Fern quickly pointed out the house had been recently flipped and the work looked sub-par to her. She pointed out that the cabinets weren’t level and the material was on the cheaper end. Another example is we looked at a house that seemed a good fit but Fern pointed out that the seller was only going through the process because he was behind on his mortgage. It didn’t appear to her the person wanted to sell and prepared us that it would be a long drawn out process that had a minimal chance of going through. After contemplating it we took her advice and didn’t submit an offer. The house was still on the market six months later even though it is fairly priced in a good school district. Last we heard the seller was trying to work out a loan modification.
After looking at 30 plus houses we finally had a deal on a house that seemed to fit all of our criteria. Again, Fern was familiar with the process and paper work and made sure everything went along smoothly. She has a large rolodex and always had suggestions for housing inspectors, loan brokers, plumbers, and even cleaning services. All of the people she recommended were outstanding and all did a very though job. She always made sure we had everything we needed in order to close. She patiently explained the normal timeline and answered all of our questions and would always check to make sure we didn’t have any further questions.
A few times the process was held up by the seller and Fern religiously followed-up and always provided updates. She was optimistic the deal would go through but still prepared us in case it didn’t and pushed us to continue to look at new offerings. We finally closed on the house.
I wouldn’t hesitate to use Fern again or recommend her to family and friends. I thought she did an outstanding job and always put us first.
Dahlia & Jason Samansky
Fern Rice was our realtor from 2009-2010 during which time my husband and I were looking for a home in Thousand Oaks for ourselves and our young son. We were first time home buyers and began our search with little knowledge of neither the area nor the real estate market.
Fern was available to us day and night as she patiently helped us through what can be a stressful and exciting time. Fern was very knowledgeable about neighborhoods and home values. She would notify us immediately when a house matching our criteria came on the market and making herself available for showings even when our schedules became complicated. She worked tirelessly with our changing needs as our family began to expand.
During the year we worked with Fern there were times my husband and I became exhausted with the process but Fern was persistent and energetic throughout. She never wavered in her commitment to find us the right home and she succeeded. We are now happily in our new home after Fern negotiated a very difficult and short escrow.
We truly could not have done this without Fern and we are so grateful to have found her!
Susan and Akbar
Fern Rice helped us get into our very first house almost 1 year ago. This was to be our first home purchased together. We were handed off to Fern Rice by Leo McHale at Rodeo Realty who had suggested she work with us being that we were first time home buyers. Fern called us and talked to us about our needs and began emailing us multiple listings in our area. The next weekend she was eager to meet with us and show us some homes. We looked at about 7 or 8 condos and little did we know that the first one we looked into was soon to became ours. The great thing about Fern was that she did not pressure or push us to make a decision. After two days at looking at homes, Fern had put in an offer for us. We made our offer on a Monday. The Sunday night prior, we scrambled all day to gather our paperwork. Fern graciously allowed us to visit her house so that she could sign the papers at 12am to ensure the offer could be submitted the next morning. We felt that we could always call Fern with questions and she was always so willing to answer them. She really catered to our needs by always making herself available for us.
Fern always kept a positive attitude when issues with the loan began taking a turn for the worst. She was always there to assure us that everything would be fine and that the loan would go through. She was always sure to meet important deadlines and took things very seriously. When tax season came around, without even asking, Fern took the initiative and emailed us our tax forms for the new homebuyer tax credit. Fern is not just a real estate agent she is a friend. We will always keep in touch with her.
You truly can’t go wrong when dealing with Fern Rice!
-Greg and Lindsey Grudt from Agoura Hills, CA
Greg and Lindsey Grudt
As a sales professional myself, I firmly believe that the strongest attributes in sales are persistent and consistent effort and positive mental attitude. Working with you on the sale of our house in Thousand Oaks showed me that you possess these attributes and that is why you are so successful. Our sale was not easy for several reasons, but nothing worth doing or having comes easy. The effort and attitude you put forth throughout the process made it happen. For that I am most grateful. You are an excellent realtor and an even better person.
Rich & Regina Winograd
Thank you so much for helping us find a rental. We had gone through a foreclosure and yet you were able to find us a beautiful townhouse to rent.
Thank you again.
Diane and Danny Adair
Danny & Diane Adair
Thank you so much for helping me buy my first home. I called off one of your listing signs and you met me within 1/2 hour. Not only did you help me find a home for myself and my daughter, but you listened to my needs and concerns.
You also helped me find a lender who helped the process along.
I will refer you if I hear of someone looking for an agent.
Thank you again.
What can I saw except that you are wonderful. We have bought homes in the past and this by far was the smoothese transaction ever and all due to you!
This home had multiple offers and even though ours was not the highest you had an amazing negotiating skills with the listing agent. We are so grateful to you and now our parents can live in a one story home close to us.
We will definitely refer you without a question. You were wonderful to work with.
Thank you again.
Jeanne and Bob Sherwin
Jeanne and Bob Sherwin
Thank you Fern for selling our townhouse. We bought this house new and were very attached to it. First we had planned on renting it but when you were able to find a buyer that was the best news ever!
With your help, the transaction took only weeks. Thank you again for all your help. We would highly recommend you to others.
Jean and Dude Richardson
Joan and Dude Richardson
Fern - you were wonderful. I was going through a terrible divorce and your provided my some peace knowing that you were taking care of the sale of my home.
I was so impressed by your knowledge especially since my home was hard to sell due to the fact that it was no only a short sale but also that we had
a Mello Roos which most buyers were not willing to pay. You were persistent and able to get my home sold so I could get on with my life.
I will be forever grateful. I would recommend you highly to any and everybody I know looking for a real estate agent.
Thank you again.
Thank you so much for helping us sell our home which was a short sale. We were quite concerned and confused and Brad was out of State during most of the transaction. You were able to get the short sale approved, took care of getting our pool serviced and the additional furniture removed. You even managed to get the bank to give us $2000 after the closing and we are so grateful as we were down to our last penny.
Although we moved back to Colorado if any of our friends were to ask us about an agent - you would be the first one that would come to our minds. You were great!
Thank you again.
Cathy and Brad Ginn
Cathy and Brad Ginn
Fern - you were so helpful in the sale of my house. It was a short sale and you handle everything so well. Due to my disabilities and short term memory you were patient and helped me understand every step of the way.
Once the house sold, I was so nervous and even though my FICO score was low
you stuck with me and helped me get a rental property for myself and my children. I am so grateful.
Thank you again. I will definitely refer you to others.
Fern,you are amazing. We would never have been able to get this home without your help and expert negotiating skills. You stuck with us for months and you were so professional and we are so thankful to you. It was a very pleasant experience with you hunting for house and getting settled down. We are very happy living in the house you helped us to get and everyone is doing great. Your excellent professional skills and kindness deserve the best. I'll refer you to anyone whenever I get the chance.
We were moving from Texas to CA and had no idea really what area of the Conejo Valley we wanted to live in. Fern had the patience of a Saint. She worked with us for over 4 months, always keeping in touch with us. All we can say is she was amazing and found us the perfect house - we love it!! We would highly recommend Fern and feel she is a good friend who looked out for our best interests. Even now, after we moved in she is in constant contact with us.
Johnny & Crystal Wimbrey
We met Fern at one of her Open Houses. She was full of knowledge and us feel like we had known her forever. Although, the house she held open was not for us, she took the time to discuss our needs and followed through.
Follow through, did she ever! We had several phone converations and she started E-mailing us listings. This went on for several months, with notes and converations. She educated us on the market conditions and gave us advice on our home we were selling.
We went out looking at homes with her before finding the perfect house. She also arranged to have us pre-qualified and we were able to lock in at a great rate! We had found a great home but it was over our price range. As soon as the price dropped, Fern called us immediately. She persevered with us, called us daily and we are happy to say we were able to get that house, the house of our dreams, and saved thousand of dollars because of her advice and negotiating skills.
Fern is not just another real estate agent, she is a professional! When she says she is going to do something,
she does - it was such a pleasure working with her. She is trustworthy, knowledgeable and cares about her clients. We would highly recommend Fern without reservation.
Gloria & Ron Zev
Fern was great. We were moving back to Korea and actually had to leave before selling our home. She negotiated with us back in Korea and
we felt so relieved when she was able
to sell our home just a few weeks after our move. Fern kept us informed by E-mails and faxes.
Thank you, Fern.
Don & I would like to thank you for the outstanding service you provided in the sale of our Thousand Oaks home. Don and I were impresssed by your marketing plan. You networked with other agents in several areas to find potential buyers. You hostessed an Open House for agents and potential buyers. You sent out high quality postcards and also featured our home in the local "Homes and Land" magazine. Fern went beyond the average agent to create interest in our home.
The buyers of our home were in Finland, and we were very nervous that
the buyers were out of the country. We were so thankful that Fern represented our intersts in this sale. She took care of every detail, she worried on our behalf, so we didn't have to. Fern was a true blessing to us!
Our next step was finding a home in Marina Del Rey. Fern referred us to a fantastic agent who specialized in the area and because of her networking, we were able to put an offer on the home of our dreams. We wanted to be near the beach and because of Fern, she made this all possible!
Fern is very competent and professional and very hard working. It has been a pleasure working with her. We would wholeheartedly recommend Fern to other sellers or buyers who would like to buy or sell their homes quicly with very little anxiety. You are our gem!
Don & Kathy Harrington
As a recent homebuyer, with Fern as my agent, I offer this letter in the highest recommendation of Fern's services.
I had been pondering whether or not to sell my condo for a few years. As much as I loved it, I knew that I should look for something that would better suit my needs. Fern called me one afternoon and we spoke for almost an hour. It was as if I had been talking to an old friend. Fern convinced me to look at some one story house that were on the market.
After only one day of looking, I was able to locate a home that had everything I was looking for. I instantly fell in love with it. After submitting my offer on the house, I knew all that was left was to sell my condo. Thanks to Fern's efforts, my condo was sold on the very first walk through!! Put my mind at ease, allowing me to solely concentrate on my move.
Fern went above and beyond my expectations. To this day, I consider her a friend. I highly recommend Fern to anyone looking for a highly effective and reliable Real Estate Agent!
I contacted Fern the day before Thanksgiving and couldn't believe she came over the same day. She educated me about the market and sold my home in 8 days. She was terrific. I was downsizing and she helped as well as helping me with the move. Once I got to the Retirement Village, she showed up on my doorstep with a housewarming gift. What a gem she is. My transaction and my experience was wonderful because of Fern.
We were in the process of moving from the Valley to Oak Park when we met Fern. We can't believe how thorough Fern was. She was persistent in finding us a home. I had just had hip surgery and needed a one story condo
and she found us the perfect place. Even though we were downsizing and coming from a large home, this felt like home. We love the area. Fern handled the details very professionally and kept us informed constantly and was even there the day
we moved in. We would highly recommend her.
Ellen & J.L. Henraux
I was at one of Fern's Open houses when I met her. I was thinking of selling my home and looking to upgrade. I listed with Fern basically because she had such a warm and caring personality and I felt she was honest and could get my home sold, which she did in just under one week. She made sure the buyer was qualified and follow-up on everything. Her hard work paid off after open houses and agents open houses and the end result was that I got top dollar for my home. She kept me informed of the market and soon I was able to find a home I fell in love with. I thought the selling of a home and buying another would be very complicated, but Fern made is seem easy, taking my worries away. I would highly recommend Fern. She is a very conscientious realtor and follows through making the transaction seem
I had been looking for a condo for quite some time and met Fern. She is amazing. I had never dealt with such a reliable, persistent and efficient person. She got me preapproved and we started the journey of finding a home for my family. She was constantly in touch with us regarind the transactions and made this a very easy experience. She went beyond the call of duty with assisting us every step of the way. I would highly recommend Fern - not only do I consider her a great realtor, but after the closing she still keeps in touch - she is a friend to all of us.