Laszlo also managed to get me a significant reduction on the purchase price. This is not usually allowed by the short sale lender. This short sale purchase had several complications and Laszlo helped us through these to reach our goal of home-ownership.
To whom it may concern:
It is with pleasure and gratitude sharing our comments on our
searching, finding and purchasing home
experience with Laszlo Betyar. As a first time home buyer, buying a house can be overwhelming, confusing, stressful and frustrating. Especially when you have a low budget. Its best to pick a location and start the bidding war. This is a big step and the largest amount of money anyone will invest, therefore you need to find the BEST real estate agent and I believe we found him.
After defining our expectations our experience at each phase of the home purchase was superior, such as innovative efforts in creating appeal vs offers in a "cash offer" market, useful insights in downstream renovations, effective viewing of properties with our busy schedules and proactive facilitation during the short sale process. All of these tasks, whether business-related or interpersonal, were accomplished with a noticeable degree of competence, integrity and grace.
Why choose Laszlo?
- perfect combo: incredible experience in real estate combined with his knowledge in construction
- great recommendations for defining areas, house search and offer negotiations
- loyal, patient, credible, honest, extremely hard working, dedicated...
- does not push you in a deal to make money - he makes sure YOU get what you want EVEN if you have a lower budget
- gets the best for your money
- explains all steps during the process so that you can understand it
In summary, Laszlo supported us in a challenging and complex nine month short-sale process, dealing with short-sale lender, buyers inflexible moving situation, title company, IRS property tax lean, wood inspection, home inspection, loan approval and home purchase... And the best thing of all is that due to Laszlo's credible family real estate history, the buyer choose our offer which was NOT the highest offer in a very competitive market. We just moved in and the house has equity already.
Many thanks go to Derek Betyar, who managed all the documentation for us. The hard drive of the listing agents broke in the final stage with no documentation backups. Derek could provide him with all required copies immediately. It is great to have such hardworking and organized people working for you in the background.
Thus, we are truly thankful and highly recommend Laszlo and Derek Betyar for real estate needs.
Und jetzt in Deutsch/German: Vielen, vielen Dank fuer Alles! Es war ein langer und anstrengender Weg aber mit Ihrer Hilfe wohnen wir in unserem neuen Haus!
Kyle and I would like to thank you for being such an amazing person. You are one talented and wonderful individual who has truly made our family dreams come true. We cannot thank you enough for the hard work, dedication, kindness and for sharing your experience with home buying with us.
Kyle and I are so excited that this is finally happening. This new house is amazing, and we cannot wait to put in some hard work and love into this new home. As we sit in our tiny apartment, and hear our neighbors partying - we are so glad to be out of this crummy mouse hole.
We've been impressed with your vast amount of knowledge on houses, and we enjoyed working with you.
Now we can begin the hundred pages of paper work!
New Home Owners (Scared and Excited),
Charlene & Kyle
I wanted to take time and thank you for all your help and assistance in walking my daughter and me through the purchase of her first home. She graduated from UC Davis and with a friend needed a place to live in the Poway/RB area. You were ready and willing to help us find just what we were looking for.
You really made buying this house a pleasure and after hearing so many horror stories from many of my friends I am glad to say it was almost an easy, stress free experience. Writing all those big checks and signing my name a million times was the only part of the process that was painful and I guess there is no way around that.
I was impressed at your attention to detail and dogged follow-up and there was never a moment in time that I felt alone or without your backing. I would recommend you to anyone and everyone and I am sure your business will continue to thrive as this is a small town and good news travels fast.
I'm $230,000 Richer!
Well, maybe. Read on ...
Laszlo found a fantastic 3300sf custom home in Scripps Ranch for my family. Together, we worked as a team to negotiate a killer price and to navigate through a crazy series of "short sale" hurdles.
How did I get $230,000 richer? Well, my new home was appraised for a refinance (just 2+ months after purchase) and the appraisal came in $230,000 higher than my purchase price. Oh yeah ... in a bad economy!
THANK YOU LASZLO!
Rick R., Scripps Ranch July, 2012
Laszlo Betyar and Derek Betyar are the utmost professionals, great to work with, and I highly recommend them to anyone interested in buying or selling a property. They are extremely knowledgeable about our local community, and the broader areas also. They sold our home in a very short period of time, after counseling us on how best to "show" our home to enable us to maximize the sale price. Laszlo gave a us a presentation on his sale plan, arranged for the professional photos and brochure, and aggressively marketed our property. He was always available and responsive to our questions, and handled all negotiations in an assertive and professional manner.
"... We would never have considered long-distance transactions of this kind if we were not totally convinced of the honesty, professionalism and personal attention we received from the Betyar Real Estate Team. Among the countless real estate salespeople in San Diego, these qualities are rare and to be valued. We whole-heartedly recommend both Laszlo and Derek Betyar and staff."
Sam and Martha P.
Pacific Beach, CA
Several years ago my husband and I were visiting La Jolla and looking at property. We found a beautiful condominium, in a wonderful area, with outstanding amenities at Regents La Jolla. We figured that we would buy it and rent it out, and move there when we retired. A grand dream!
Of course we bought at the peak of the real estate boom, paying top dollar. But we figured, it was California real estate, in La Jolla no less, how could we lose. Even if we did not live there, we could sell it later and collect our earnings! Well, the market crashed, and the condo lost half of its value practically overnight.
A few years ago, I received a mailer from Laszlo Betyar, Realtor. He said that the market was beginning to turn and that he had experience at Regents La Jolla if we were ever interested in selling. I called just to ask about the market. Laszlo took the time to talk about the property, the area, and the market with us He shared his ideas on the future of the market, and our options, for now and later. We decided we were not ready to sell yet, but we might in the future. Laszlo said he would stay in touch and for the next few years we received a message from him every month, talking about what was selling in the area and the direction of the market. He was never pushy, just informative!
Earlier this year, we reviewed our portfolio and decided that we were never going to live in La Jolla – we figured it was time to cut our losses and sell in order to better prepare ourselves for retirement. We knew we would not get what we paid for it, but we wanted as much as the market would bear. Laszlo understood what we wanted, and he knew what we needed to do to reach our goals.
Laszlo created a marketing plan that moved prices in the development to allow us to get the price that we wanted. The marketing material presented to buyers and their agents was exceptional. The plan was highly unusual, creative, and structured to get us the highest price possible for our home. We shared the marketing material with our friends and they were amazed that we would even think of selling such a beautiful home, even I began to wonder why we were selling, it was wonderfully presented! At each step, Laszlo prepared us for the tasks ahead, the possible outcomes, and the options we would have available to us.
We live out of the San Diego area and relied on Laszlo for so many aspects of this sale. We have bought and sold many properties over the years and we have never worked with a realtor who was as helpful and hands-on as Laszlo. He went above and beyond anything I would ever have expected to prepare our home for sale. We relied on Laszlo's construction experience to prepare the property for sale and to respond to buyer repair requests. Laszlo managed the repairs and saved us a bunch of money. We strongly recommend Laszlo to get you the best price possible for your home, with the least amount of hassle.
Phil and Cindy
Derek and Laszlo Betyar recently represented us as the listing agents for residential land that we sold in Vista.
The property ... had complications with the validity of the grading and building plans; easements; encroaching construction from a neighboring owner; and public-street, curb, street light, water and other improvements mandated by the local building dept. The disclosure and communication of this information to a buyer in the proper presentation was key to completing this sale. Derek, with plans in hand, discussed all these technical complications with skill. Throughout this process, we asked Derek to represent us in gathering information from the planning dept. to determine the state of our plans and building permits. We appreciate the many hours Derek spent on trips and phone calls with the planning and grading depts.
Derek and Laszlo also provided us with information and recommendations for legal services help in dealing with an encroachment built on our property by an adjacent property owner. The encroachment was discovered in the escrow period and Derek and Laszlo helped us clear the encroachment without delaying the sale.
Derek performed his realtor duties with skill. And beyond that, he helped clear tax liens, personally handled problems with plans and encroachments.
If you want a bright, energetic, personable, honest and diligent agent to handle your affairs, Derek Betyar is my recommendation.
C’était un privilège d’engager votre service dans la recherche de ma “maison de rêve”. Votre expertise a instillé la facilité et la confiance en mon effort de trouver une propriété bien adaptée à mes buts.
Vous avez toujours satisfait mes besoins indépendamment de mes préférences immobilières avec une courtoisie extrême, un enthousiasme excellent et un professionnalisme détaillé. Votre service par-excellence était inestimable. Vous étiez toujours là pour m’assister.
Votre patience et perfection extraordinaire avec votre sens de l’humour ont certainement atténué le processus. Votre super accomplissement m’a ammené tant de joie and de bonheur dans ma nouvelle maison.
Je vous remercie encore une fois pour un travail bien fait et bien réalisé. De nouveau c’était un grand privilège de profiter de vos services incomparables.
Recevez toujours, László, mes sincères salutations et mes sentiments distingués.
Y.F., Mira Mesa
Please accept my sincere appreciation for a job well done. Your attention to the sale of our home and your honest feedback was essential in the lightening fast sale at top profit. I was completely taken aback by the amount of attention and effort that you put into our transaction. Not many realtors would put themselves out the way that you did.
Not only did you help us prepare the home for sale after having the nightmare of an eviction, but you single-handedly organized the team of workers that put our house back together and got it ready for sale. The turn around time and your aggressive marketing were the key to our success.
Not only did you go above and beyond the normal spectrum, but you were able to take control of all the details for us in our absence since we were deployed overseas and unable to physically be there. I am forever grateful for your constant communication and hand-holding through our transactions and for your frankness and honesty that kept us in the game.
I will always highly recommend you to any and all of your present, future and potential clients. Please do not hesitate to have them contact me at any time.
Dolores L. Cranley