Testimonials

There are many things I can say about the high quality of service I provide to my home seller and home buyer clients, but probably none would be as credible as testimonials from some of my recent clients themselves.

So please take a moment to read the following testimonials. I hope they indicate my experience and integrity, as well as make it clear how much I enjoy helping people with their real estate needs.

I would be happy to email you additional testimonials if you are interested.

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Thank you all so much for helping our family rent our house. You have been most professional and patient with all of my requests during a very tough market. You truly tried extremely hard to be very accommodating and rest assure that all your efforts and favours were appreciated. You treated this "for lease" listing as if it were a "for sale" listing till the very end!

 

Once again, thank you so very much .

The Naimi Family, Encino                                        

 


I had to buy a house within one week. If not for Erika’s incredible commitment to her business and the needs of her clients, I would never be the proud and happy owner of my new home at 19255 Caladero Drive in Tarzana. She was always in control of the situation by keeping in touch with the Escrow Company, Lender, Title Company, always in touch with me and ready to help. Thank you Erika!

Yuri Fedotov, Tarzana

 

 

We would recommend Erika Lotakov to everybody in need of a real estate professional. She helped us in the purchase of our new home in Tarzana. She made sure that we buy the best home our money can buy. While in Escrow, she took care of every detail to assure “smooth sailing”. She is the best!

Dimitry and Dorina Mogilevsky, Tarzana

 

 

Dear Erika,

I want to take a moment to thank you and let you know just how very much I appreciate all of your diligence, professionalism and endless creativity on my behalf in helping me with the purchase of my new home. I know that, if not for your incredible commitment to the business and the needs of your clients, I would never be the proud and happy owner of my beautiful home. I especially appreciate the way you never left me wondering as to the status of the purchase. You always returned my telephone calls…and because of this, made an extremely uncomfortable situation bearable. I wouldn’t, for a moment, hesitate to refer friends and family to you. Should I again enter the real estate market as a buyer or a seller, you are the only broker I’d consider. The Fred Sands Group is lucky indeed to have such a caring, committed real estate professional. Thanks again and I wish you the best for 1993.

Peter S. Mamakos, Woodland Hills

  

 

Dear Erika,

I am writing this note to thank you for all of the help you have given us when we were buying our first house. You were always extremely hard working, conscientious and knowledgeable. I will never forget the many times you went out of your way and far beyond the simple call of professional duty to make sure that we were able to find the right house for our family. Just as importantly, I want to thank you for being a wonderful and caring person that always had our best interests at heart. We are proud to count you not just as our real estate broker but as our friend.

The Valdberg Family, Northridge

 

 

 We consider ourselves to be very picky customers. Erika was able first to listen very attentively to our idea of buying a property in general, understand our needs, make a long list of properties based on our needs, and finally, being very patient. She professionally handled every comment about properties she has shown. She had done her homework so well that we did not have to spend time on property that did not meet our needs, not to mention perfect organization and royal treatment she provided every time she took us to see properties.

Being a first time buyer, we were quite nervous when the Escrow was opened. We found Erika to be very supportive and caring in handling the almost endless questions and concerns we expressed. So if we have to choose a realtor next time, we have one.

Love,

MB & SG, Westlake Village

 

 

A year ago, Erika helped us to buy a house. Erika is an outstanding agent, a professional of the highest order. She possesses an extraordinary intuition, energy and patience. She is the one we recommend to our friends. She is the one we are counting upon ourselves in the future.

 Sasha Scherbakov, Beverly Hills

 

 

Erika’s expertise made a huge difference in all aspects of our home buying experience. She helped us to find the best possible house for our money and from offer to close of Escrow, she was our advocate, making sure everything went as smoothly as possible. We felt very secure with Erika on our side, and we don’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone who needs a real estate agent.

 David Schneider, Sherman Oaks

 

 

After going through several real estate agents, I was referred to Erika Lotakov. I was pleasantly surprised. The other agents used to call me day and night, and actually advised that I drive around and look at the plethora of properties they thought I might like. I am a very busy person and have little time for that sort of random searching. By the time I got to Erika, I was irritated and disappointed with everything I had seen. I was ready for a change and Erika was wonderful. We spent about an hour together talking about what my family and I need in a home, and then, three days later, she called me with a customized list of properties just for ME. I was very impressed. She really understood what I was searching for. Our initial trip turned out to be all I needed. The third house was the winner.

 Diana Forst, Van Nuys

 

 

I have done practically all of my real estate business with Erika, and I cannot imagine that I would work with anybody else. The experience, the ease, and the artistry- she has it all. She keeps her clients interests very close to heart. I can recommend her with all certainty, because I know that she will do a great job.
Dr. Brian Fenmore
Mulholland Park Resident, Tarzana

 


Erika listens well and hears what is important to you. She puts her all into each client and spends as much time as necessary to get the job done. She has good advice about what to do with your property to make it more appealing to buyers without spending a lot of money.
R. Jaffe, Encino



I have worked with many realtors over the years, most have been OK, some terrible.  Then I met Erika. I found her to be the most professional and effective realtor I have ever worked with. I think she is just the GREATEST.  She has done well by me not once but twice.

 In 1999, I moved from Los Angeles to Denver and returned to Los Angeles in 2003, only to find an exploding housing market.  For months I wondered in and out of open houses, spoke to countless realtors, most of whom left me cold.  Then one day I walked into an open house, realized immediately it was over by price range and quickly turned to leave,  but was stopped  by Erika and we talked.  In that conversation, I went from being a Lookie Loose to a buyer.

 Erika listened to what I wanted, helped me verify my price range and we started off to look.  The very first place Erika showed me was perfect.

 The market was hot at that time and bidding wars were common place.  Erika and I worked up an offer, she drafted the offer, timed the presentation of the offer to keep me out of a bidding war.  My offer was accepted and no bidding war happened.   All my neighbors who purchased around that time participated in bidding war adding thousands of dollars to their purchase price.

 Three years later, I needed to sell.  The market had turned from a sellers market to a buyers market, prices were dropping very scary for a seller.  The first and only person I considered calling was Erika   

 Again as she did 3 years earlier she helped me get through the process with as little anxiety as possible.  Erika providing me with a market analysis from which I determined my asking price. The property was priced right and sold immediately and most importantly, closed thanks to Erika’s vigilant oversight.

 As I said above Erika is the GREATEST .

 Camella Pratt, Studio City