Buying a first home in LA is like setting sail into scary, uncharted seas but Silke was our trusted captain, our lighthouse and beacon who navigated us through the tricky LA real estate waters and ultimately anchored us in our dream home. We had a complicated situation and Silke handled it like the pro that she is.
She is a wealth of knowledge & resources who willingly and patiently shared them with us every step of the way. We were confident Silke had our best interests at heart, going to bat for us when we wanted and advising us to walk away when necessary. She was super attentive and available. Her expert team of inspectors helped us dodge many bullets and ultimately, thanks to Silke, we ended up in a beautiful, solid home where we plan to spend many happy years. We recommend Silke unconditionally.
I think Silke’s positive energy exemplifies her best. I felt as if she was in complete control and confident, where I wasn’t. No problem was too big or unsolvable. And, simply said, let’s get to the good stuff: thanks to Silke’s skills and expertise, I had TWELVE (!) offers on my house and sold for nearly $100,000 over asking. She treated this “better than average” scenario no different that she does for all of her work. She’s the best - no doubt about it. Take it from me, I used that exact turn of phrase countless times working with Silke Fernald
Five stars don't really sum up how wonderful it was selling our home with Silke. But more importantly, five stars fail to reflect how wonderful of a person Silke is, too. A combination of expertise, patience, encouragement, and personal support adds up to a tremendous agent and person who is always available to help. Her wealth of knowledge and expertise in the market paired with a strong point of view and a steadfast determination to fight for her clients makes Silke an easy choice to sell or purchase your home. She will be our first and ONLY recommendation to friends and family as they look to either sell or buy in Los Angeles. The only disappointment is that we can't bring Silke with us to help us buy our new place in our new home. But even then she went above and beyond by providing us with a contact and a recommendation! Can't thank or recommend her enough.
Silke helped us find our perfect home in Los Feliz. She handled the purchase of our home with calm expertise - which is great as we are from Europe and had no idea about the buying process in the US. She is very personable and highly knowledgeable about the area. We would highly recommend Silke to anyone buying or selling their home. You're in good hands. Thank you Silke - we couldn't have done this without you!!!
Silke puts in the time to learn what you REALLY want in a home and then does tremendous amounts of work to find it. She’s a real friend through the whole process, too! Six months after our purchase we still toast the good fortune we had to work with her.
We choose to work with Silke long before we actually made the decision to sell our house as she has such a refreshing and honest approach. While the LA market is super hot right now our house, just like any other, had its unique set of challenges to overcome but we were never worried. Silke walked us through every step of the process and truly went above and beyond with very hands-on management of staging, photography and repairs that needed to happen. Through the first week of incoming offers until going into escrow Silke was there to put our minds at ease and create a stress fee escrow. I would highly recommend her to anyone selling their house in Los Angeles.
Silke’s professionalism and care has been unparalleled in every way. I have gained more and more respect for how she handled our transaction, us as clients, other brokers, her resources, all of it!
My husband and I have bought 1 home and sold 2 homes with Silke over the last few years, and there's a reason why we keep coming back! Each time the process has been smooth and well organized - about as seamless as you could ever hope for when dealing with real estate. Silke's attention to detail is second to none - from giving us advice on how to present our home, to guiding us on how much to list the property for, to communicating with us every step of the way - and so much more! She is highly highly recommended.
FLO AND BRIAN M.