Reviews

Home Buyer in Glendale

Jodi was such a pleasure to work with and went beyond our expectations on so many levels. She was incredibly knowledgable about every area of Los Angeles, as well as the school systems. She was kind and patient and walked us through every step along the way. We highly recommend Jodi!

Home Buyer & Seller in Studio City

Jodi is amazing. You would be fortunate to have her on your team. My purchase was part of a complex 1031 exchange, and Jodi went above and beyond in countless circumstances over the course of the process.

From our initial conversation about the market for investment properties in LA, Jodi showed not only market expertise, but an intuitive sense about my own personal needs and preferences. As I am new to LA, Jodi was able to recommend other superstar professionals for everything from tax advice, mortgage, and insurance, to a window repair company willing to service just one single window (I had searched on my own for this to no avail). Viewing properties with her was so fun, and she worked with my hectic schedule to make sure we saw things as early as possible. She always had immediate insight on the potential purchase, and when I showed strong interest in a property, she did research (without my asking) on the potential rentability of the place. Her research paid off - the condo I ended up purchasing rented quickly and at my asking price.

When I thought I had found "The One," Jodi helped me feel confident about putting in an offer by giving her insight on all the upsides I hadn't even considered, while also looking at the issues I perceived as downsides and providing solutions or perspective on them.

During the transaction, she advised me on my contingent offer (which was accepted without negotiation), led the communication with my team in SF on the sell side, the 1031 company and our team in LA for the purchase. When the buyer in SF was not performing, Jodi helped move THAT situation along as well! Then in the final moments of the purchase, we hit another snag, this time with the 1031 company, which Jodi also single-handedly resolved.

Jodi also served as my agent to rent the unit; this process was likewise seamless and ended in a wonderful result. I have a beautiful townhome that I love, which is rented to a fantastic tenant.

Home Seller in Glendale

We were referred by a realtor in the Westside to Jodi when looking to sell my mom's condo in Glendale. I'm am so thankful that we were led to her as she had a very strategic approach to the sale. Jodi is smart, thorough and pays close attention to details. Once we were in agreement, the best part is that she also executed flawlessly - selling the condo for $54,000 more than asking price. We were very lucky to find her and have already recommended her to friends in the area. I think my mom summed it up well, "she is the best!"

Home Seller in Studio City

We made the absolute right choice in realtors by selecting Jodi Deranja. Out of the realtors we spoke to, I was most impressed by her presentation, professionalism, and fun demeanor. She took a lot of time and effort to pull comps and gave us a thick booklet of information on Gibson International and how she planned to help sell our home. This was a difficult time for us because we had a newborn shortly before listing and decided to move to Florida before the house hit the market. Being three thousand miles away, post-partum, and with so many life changes to deal with, Jodi was a God-send. She helped us sell our home for well over the price that was suggested to us from others. Her personal attention, professionalism, and great marketing and communication skills were key in having our home sell quickly. Thanks to her, we got immediate offers - the first of which was over asking price before even hitting the market. Jodi is knowledgeable and always available. I highly suggest meeting with her if you're looking to buy or sell. I have no doubt you'll be as impressed with her as we were!

Burbank Home Buyer

As a first time home buyer we found that the process could be a bit overwhelming. Jodi was friendly and professional and was with us every step of the way. Guided by her expert knowledge we were able go get the home of our dreams and pay less than asking in a difficult Burbank market. I would strongly recommend her to anyone looking for a home

Home Seller in Studio City

We are so happy that we selected Jodi to help us sell a home that we truly loved. She helped us get an additional 30k more than we had previously been led to believe we could get. Jodi's depth of knowledge of the area and of the Los Angeles real estate market as a whole is a true strength and her network of buyers and sellers is one of her strongest assets. Thank you Jodi for all that you've done for us; for your steady hand, professionalism, and follow through. Anyone with real estate needs should definitely consider Jodi as their realtor.

Home Buyer in Encino

Jodi is a fantastic realtor, very professional and helpful; therefore, I highly recommend her to every house buyer or seller out there. First of all, Jodi listened to our family's needs and asked many important questions, so she was able to locate the right potential houses for us. It only take a very short period of time before we found our ideal house. Her knowledge and deligency saved our family valubale time. Second, Jodi is a very kind and helpful person. Due to my travel schedule, I had to be out of country when they were doing house inspections. So Jodi helped me take care of everything. When I'm back from vacation, everything is all set and ready to move forward. The house buying prcoess went very smoothly for both parties. Jodi has become a good friend to us, not just a realtor. My family actually has plan to upgrade to a better house in several years, and I will definitely trust Jodi not only to locate a new house for us, but also to sell our house as well. I believe that her professional knowledge and skills wil help us get the best deal we can.

Home Buyer in Los Angeles

Jodi helped me and my husband buy our first house. She was patient, didn’t put any pressure on us, but gave us the advice we really needed. I feel like she really got us! And she was fun to work with. It made a huge difference. We’re so happy in our new home.

Home Buyer in Hollywood

After 13 years in San Francisco... I was very nervous to move to the big city of Los Angeles, but Jodi made it very easy. Jodi is smart, educated about LA real estate, and truly a nice person that you want in your life. She is a powerful woman that does it all and should be your next real estate agent!!

Home Buyer in Woodland Hills

Jodi was awesome to work with. After only meeting her 2 times, she was able to get a feel of what our family was looking for. Jodi helped find us a home while we were living in Florida! She previewed homes, took pictures and videos and was in constant communication with us. Her quick instinct and knowledge for the market landed us in the perfect home. Jodi was organized, thorough and personable. I can’t recommend her highly enough. Thank you Jodi!

Toluca Woods Home Buyer

We couldn't imagine buying a home without Jodi,she was incredible in every way and went above and beyond in helping us,even more so as we have moved from overseas and weren't familiar in all aspects of purchasing in California.She has outstanding experience and knowledge,always makes you feel like a priority and is not only an amazing real estate professional but a kind hearted,fun person who we now consider a good friend,I couldn't recommend Jodi more,thank you for helping us find our forever home !

Pasadena Home Buyer

Jodi made the entire process of buying a condo exponentially more manageable. I am a graduate student who is new to the area and was looking to move out of student housing (with my parents help). I didn't have a lot of time or a car, and I had no familiarity with the buying process. Jodi, after carefully noting what my parents and I were searching for, made thoughtful suggestions (including the place that my parents ended up buying), picked me up from my office and drove me to open houses, researched the properties versus recent sales to determine if they were fairly priced, and visited open houses that I could not attend. At all open houses, she took careful notes and sent them to both my parents and me, in case I did not remember each property exactly. She was patient throughout the process (it took 3 months to find the right place) and minimized the stress involved. Once we found a place, she coordinated all of the inspections, and even after the process was done, she checked in multiple times. I highly recommend Jodi Deranja if you are looking to buy a home.

Sherman Oaks Home Buyer

My husband and I ventured to Studio City for an open house and left that day having met a truly genuine, warm and knowledgable agent in Jodi Deranja.

Jodi has a wonderful understanding of the Sherman Oaks and Studio City area where we concentrated our search (though I know her knowledge extends well beyond here.) she had a firm understanding of what my husband and I were looking for and she found us our beautiful home! She patiently walked us thru the process as first-time CA home buyers, and made great recommendations along the way for professionals to help us in the process and beyond (we still reach out to Jodi for recommendations!)

Jodi was also able to ease the negotiating process and we were happily awarded with all of our closing costs (and then some) covered by the seller. I can't say enough about how awesome Jodi is and id recommend her in a heartbeat to anyone looking to buy or sell their home!

Glendale Home Seller

Jodi knew what she was doing from the beginning. She sold my condo in 5 days. I was very pleased. She explained the process to me and every time I called her with a question she answered her phone or messages promptly. I highly Recommend Jodi!