The Kondo Group
445 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates
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Victoria Brown Paullin, Meg Puccinelli, Mora Sepehrnia, Chrissy Karasavas, Michelle Nishide, Tadashi Kondo, Aly Bassanelli Hill, Noelle Hofmann, Lorena Andrade, Poul Erik Norgaard, Shima Razipour
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The Kondo Group is a full-service real estate team with Movoto Real Estate. Led by Tadashi Kondo, the team is comprised of 11 agents and administrative staff with more than 60 years of combined experience.
What are some steps you take to earn your clients’ trust?
“We aim to be a valuable resource for our clients as our #1 priority. So our motivation is to help clients with their real estate needs, from giving advice to helping them buy or sell property. Our greatest pleasure is not only the process behind each fundamental detail but the relationship that lasts for years to come.”
What is the #1 way you help your clients save money?
“Every dollar counts. Besides having a list of great lenders with amazing rates, the majority of money-saving efforts are through tough negotiations and keeping our clients’ needs as the top priority. For sellers, we price the home correctly and then make it clear to the buyer’s agent from the get-go what can be expected. For buyers, we try to get them the best price and prepare a strong offer by leveraging terms.”
Describe one of your favorite real estate projects.
“This past year we had the pleasure of working with a family to sell their childhood home. It was a special listing for our team because they were longtime neighbors of one of our agents. We worked together and made the transition as easy as possible for our clients by facilitating an estate sale, cleaning the property out and finding vendors to get it ready for the market. We sold it for more than 10% above asking price, and the sellers didn’t have to worry about maintaining their home during the process. The joy of seeing our clients happy with their new owners made it all worthwhile!”
What is your advice for someone just starting a career in real estate?
“A career in real estate takes a lot of hard work and discipline! You have to treat it like a 50-hour work week and stay motivated, as you are the CEO, CFO, COO every day. Finding a mentor is key for all new agents; a guiding hand can help you significantly the first few years. Remember that great service and exceptional experiences are more valuable than compensation.”
Tell us about your team.
“We pride ourselves on being a unique, dynamic team knowledgeable about architecture, the mortgage industry and commercial real estate. We are deeply involved in our community and the real estate industry.”