Megan was friendly, open, and patient with me, as I've never sold property before. She took the time to explain the very basics of the process, and made sure to tell me which parts I needn't sweat about. She took a "We can do this" outlook on the entire process, which was very reassuring when a SNAFU arose the week of our scheduled closing. I recommend Megan to anyone looking to sell or buy a home. She's in your corner all the way
We might be the first to recommend Megan as a Covid-19 real estate expert-- She helped with the preparation of our home for sale in February and escrow through the month of March. While navigating daily changes in business requirements, stay at home orders, etc, Megan and Niko were calm, reassuring, extremely proactive and prepared and professional. She is a seasoned expert in the real estate market especially in Sunset Park, smart, as well as funny and delightful to work with. Niko is a great partner, a great listener and detail oriented in navigating contract and escrow questions and details. They were quick to respond, one step ahead on everything. Highly recommend.
We had a great experience with Megan, I would highly recommend her to anyone. She was honest and responsive. An expert in the neighborhood. She and her staff were on top of the sale and its unique issues.
"My Family and I recently moved back to LA and began home shopping. After a few disappointing months with other realtors, we met Megan and Niko on recommendation from a work friend. We immediately felt like we were their most important clients. Emails were answered in minutes. Calls hardly ever went to vm. We started seeing properties with Niko and, guided by his and Megan's expertise in the area, we quickly found our new home. We've bought and sold several homes over the years, this one was easily the most streamlined and stress-free process. I'd recommend Megan and Niko to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. When the time comes for us to sell or buy again, I hope to again work with Megan and Niko."
Choose Megan and her team. They are fabulous people totally knowledgeable, honest, creative and incredibly hard workers. Megan helped us purchase a home in 2013 in Santa Monica. As is often the case, there were multiple bids on the property. Megan guided us on what information to provide the sellers and they accepted our offer. Recently we decided to sell that house and buy another one. Both in Santa Monica and both transactions done with Megan and her team. Why? Because she makes it very easy. We were buying a house that was owned by a corporation and had loads of "issues". We also had to make a contingent offer. Apparently, those aren't often accepted. Once again, Megan's experience and business acumen benefited us we got the house under asking price. Her guidance on the steps necessary to get the maximum asking price for our house got us offers $100k over asking! She's really good at her job. Her vast network of contacts and great relationships throughout the industry make everything even crazy LA real estate deals pretty easy and straightforward. She is direct, upfront and always has your best interest in mind. Besides all that she's really fun to work with. In fact, I miss talking to her once our houses sold and closed. I will say that I did everything Megan asked I didn't spend time questioning her or asking why. I trust her and let her do her job it got me a great new house and well over asking price.
There aren’t enough stars to describe the superlative talents I viewed in Megan Whalen. When she took on the task of selling the property there was no way of knowing that she would be required to be a psychiatrist, friend, tireless mentor, and patient professional. We were required due to tragic circumstances to get the Los Angeles Superior Court”s approval at every step of the process from listing to accepting offers to disbursing proceeds and providing a home completely acceptable to the new owners. Megan managed to keep all offers alive during the months required and helped the new owners stay reassured during this arduous process. Megan is a ten. Other agents were complaining of having no sales and Megan was closing escrows constantly during the time we were working with her. If you want your property sold at the price you want, contact Megan.
Megan was an excellent agent and vital to our home purchase. She was knowledgeable, skillful, and professional throughout our entire process. Above all though, Megan was trustworthy. As first time homebuyers, we had a ton of questions and concerns about the purchase process. We didn't want to buy the wrong home or get taken advantage of at any point during the offer, inspection, contingency, or escrow period. Megan was incredible though, and put us at ease. She took time to answer all of our questions, guided us to a winning offer, and ensured a smooth escrow. She also made excellent recommendations for an inspector and general contractor. Megan made us comfortable as first time homebuyers, and we always felt that she had our best interests at heart. I would highly recommend Megan as a realtor. She will take great care of you and go above and beyond.
I have worked with Megan on three different transactions. She is extraordinary. First and most importantly, she knows how to help you negotiate THE BEST PRICE whether buying or selling ( I have done both with her.) She knows the market. Megan is extremely forthright and honest. Lots of agents will only tell you what you want to hear. Not Megan. She has your back. This means you are not disappointed or surprised later. She has an extraordinary commitment to service...she goes way beyond the call to handle the stressful complexities and time-consuming stuff that selling and buying entails. It’s messy and a pain and Megan does everything to make it easier for her clients.
Megan recently helped me sell my home and buy a new one. My house was a particularly hard one to sell, as it was located on a busy intersection near several schools and the market was very tight. Megan stuck with it through several months and multiple offers. She knew how to present my home and showcase it's best qualities. More importantly she help me stay positive through some difficult negotiations. When purchasing my new house, Megan realized how much I wanted the home, which she successfully negotiated for me even after the seller had taken it off the market ! A great experience on both homes.
Very helpful in selling our Santa Monica condo! Helped us navigate multiple offers and a complicated escrow period. Very knowledgeable of the area, and has lots of resources to bring to bear.
Megan was fantastic. This was our first home buying experience so we had little familiarity with the process and Megan was incredibly helpful at walking us through what to expect and how to think about things. It’s this last point that we appreciated most about Megan. It never felt like she was telling us what to do, or trying to get us to do what she wanted; rather, she was very careful to ask about and listen to what was important to us. And she gave us the information, tools, and framework we needed to be able to evaluate things for ourselves. Megan’s dedication to making sure we got what we wanted was impressive and much appreciated. We’d work with her again in a heartbeat.
We worked with Megan and her amazing team to purchase a 2 bedroom, 2 full and 1 half bath town home in Santa Monica. We are first time home buyers and began our house hunt several months ago from NYC. After reading online reviews we decided to contact Megan on the basis that her reviewers had put thought and effort into giving Megan well-earned praise rather than cursory/customary reviews. From our first conversation, we knew that we made the right choice. She walked us through the entire process and set realistic expectations, including the potential difficulties of competing with other buyers when we had less than 20% down. Throughout the process, we had complete confidence that we had the most knowledgeable, detail oriented and honest advocate on our side possible. Even better, she demonstrated in several steps in the process that she was only out for our best interests. We encountered a couple of pretty significant obstacles in the offer and escrow process that Megan handled with patience and ease. This is a scary process, that was made a lot less so because we could put full trust in her. There is no question that we would look up Megan next time we're in the hunt and would happily recommend her.
I was very pleased with Megan Whalen as my seller's agent. With her help, my siblings and I were able to sell our childhood home. Although my brother, sister, and I were not always on the same page at the same time, she was able to facilitate communication between us and bridge any gaps along the way. Megan always kept me informed and up-to-date throughout the selling process through weekly phone calls and e-mails. I always felt like she had our best interest at heart, and I never felt pressured or pushed. Rather, I felt guided in her hands. She showed professionalism and a deep knowledge of the housing market, and I would gladly work with her again if needed.
Megan is an amazing realtor. She is so patient, kind, and will be honest with you about possibilities. When we first met her, we looked for a few months before deciding to take a break given the crazy LA market, and she was super understanding. When we were ready again, she dedicated 6 months helping us find a home and always kept our energy going. We had trouble sharing with her what exactly we were looking for but she was able to figure it out and sent us tons of options always. She is always available, and I would recommend her to everyone. She really knows how to make her clients feel special, comfortable, and get them what they're looking for.
Niko was very responsive and carefully listened to my rental requirements. He was quickly able to find me the ideal rental to meet my needs. He deftly negotiated some unconventional arrangements required by my employer, who is covering my living expenses while on a work detail in Los Angeles. Niko was proactive, always on time for appointments and stayed on top of all the details every step of the way. I would highly recommend Niko.
I have been working with Megan Seville Marsden for the past 3 months now. She has been a phenomenal asset during my transition from New York City to Santa Monica. She has gone above and beyond to secure our new home and educate me on the real estate market in Los Angeles. She has been extremely responsive throughout this process and I couldn't have asked for a better agent.
Megan has unparalleled expertise in the Sunset Park / Santa Monica area where we have done three different transactions with her. Megan's experience speaks for itself in her negotiating skills, and in anticipating every hurdle way in advance. She has gone above and beyond to make sure everything was perfectly handled in each of our deals with her. She's also relaxed and fun, and makes the process easy. We will work with her again
Niko is responsive, hardworking and genuinely wanted to help. After looking at some places in various neighborhoods, he had a good sense of what I liked. When my condo was listed, he immediately let me know and arranged for me to see it within hours. He worked quickly and helped me put together a lucrative offer that locked in the deal before the property even went to open house which would have likely gotten multiple offers with higher prices. From escrow to closing, he diligently followed up and answered all my questions. Thanks to him, I’m now the proud owner of that gorgeous condo and I love my home
We looked for a home in Santa Monica/Mar Vista area for years, kept losing out on other bids and getting our hearts broken. Frustrated by the incompetence of agents we worked with, I decided to look online for an agent with great reviews. That’s how I found Megan, who had more consistently glowing reviews than all the others. I also remembered seeing her at an open house she had listed, and remember being impressed. Still, I didn’t know what to expect – can you really choose an agent based on internet reviews? Well, the answer to that question is a resounding YES. Megan is a phenomenon. She knows the market and she knows how to get the deal done. We noticed a difference right away when we started working with her. Plus she’s just plain fun to work with! Megan found us the perfect home and worked like crazy to make sure this time, we got it. It was a rocky road and she was right there with us every step of the way, going above and beyond the call of duty, and keeping us sane with her warmth and sense of humor. If you’re a buyer in this ridiculous market, there’s not a lot of room for error, so you need an ally you can trust. I would choose Megan Whalen again in a heartbeat.
I recently sold a house on Sunset Ave in Santa Monica with Megan Whalen. There were a few problems but Megan came up with solutions for everything. She worked very hard for me and it was a relief to have someone like her taking care of business when I live about an hour away from the house that was being sold. She was really good about communicating with me regarding the status of everything that was going on with the sale. I would definitely recommend Megan for all your real estate needs.
Megan was very knowledgeable and strategic in getting my counter-offer accepted with multiple offers. She also helped me position my requests for repairs to help me get the seller credit I needed.
I own several rental properties on the West side of LA. Niko has represented me in renting them. One of my most valuable properties he had rented the day after the current tenant moved out. The property was not vacant for one day. That is what I call efficient. He is always on time and has good prospects as tenants. I highly recommend him.
Megan and her team were such a dream to work with, they were honest about their thoughts on properties and very supportive when needed. I would absolutely recommend working with Megan, she knows everyone and is so well liked it makes an otherwise difficult experience very enjoyable.
Megan Seville Marsden was thorough, thoughtful and responsive in guiding me through the buying process. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to buy or sell on the Westside.
Megan is a graceful and professional agent. She understands real estate extremely well. She delivers at every level and her work ethic is strong and insightful. Whoever engages Megan for their real estate needs will be getting one of the best. In what had been an unusually soft market, Megan sold our house of 34 years in 4 days commanding a full price offer and a 45 day escrow. It was easy working with her and she is a great listener. Don't let this gem go by unnoticed. You won't be disappointed.
Whether buying, selling, or leasing, when you work with Megan Whalen Partners, you benefit from having a team of dedicated professionals to support you every step of the way.