Strategy with an Edge
for real estate newbies
“Looking to purchase our first home, my boyfriend and I were clueless newbies in the real estate world. Thankfully, I found Irina on Yelp and based on her stellar reviews we scheduled a meeting. Irina is extremely knowledgeable, honest, sweet, patient and efficient. During our first meeting, she educated us on the condition of the market we were about to enter and explained that it was a sellers’ market. Not to be discouraged, she presented a strategy that would allow us to have an edge against other potential offers. She is hands down awesome. Never pushed properties, let us be in the driver seat when it came to what listings we wanted to see. She was always an email, text for phone call away, always prompt with her responses to my endless questions. The seven month journey to find our home was tiring and frustrating at times, but Irina always seemed to bring about a calmness- always reminding us that our home was out there. She was right, we just closed escrow a week ago and we are so happy Irina was there every step of the way. If you are looking for an agent, don’t hesitate with Irina and her team. They are truly amazing.”
– Lisa and Hector via Yelp
Helped us Buy & Sell
Commitment to Excellence, Industry Expertise and Strong Relationships
“We had the pleasure of working with Irina this past year. It was due to her commitment to excellence, industry expertise and strong relationships that the offer we placed on our dream home was accepted, despite a multiple offer scenario.
After guiding us through the closing process for our new house, Irina helped us sell our old house. We were rookies when it came to selling a house, but Irina laid out a detailed plan for us, which resulted in us maximizing value in the transaction and doing so in quick manner.
Irina made both processes pleasant and stress free for us as she held our hands from start to finish. We are extremely satisfied with working with her and are happy to recommend her to our family and friends.
Thanks, Irina. You and your team are amazing.” – Jenny and Ryan
Irina & Team were are saviors!
Communication, Tech Savvy, and Saved from Disaster
“Irina Netchaev and her team at Pasadena Views were our saviors when we sold our condo last year. We moved out of town and renovated afterward, so we were not local for much of the process. She regularly checked in, responded quickly to emailed questions and calls, and made it easy for us to sign everything electronically (no trip to the escrow office for us). Communication is her specialty, and her team is very tech savvy. Also, she helped coordinate with the contractor she recommended, George Harrison, an excellent and honest professional who cares a lot about doing good work for his clients and particularly for Irina’s. She encouraged us to get other bids for the work, and we did, but we used George for the bulk of the renovation and were very pleased. She also recommends an experienced stager that she has worked with for years who did a nice job, though she’s on the pricier side from what I saw. Irina also never stops working for you. If there’s an offer out there, she’s going to find it – she kept following leads and showing the condo all the way up to the moment I finally accepted one. Lastly, Irina paid utmost attention and care to the condo as we got close to the time for the open house. If she hadn’t been stopping by daily, we wouldn’t have found out so quickly about a leak from our upstairs neighbor’s condo that sprung at the very last second. She saved us from disaster! I would recommend Irina to anybody, whether you’re buying or selling, whether it’s a condo or a house; she gives so much added value. I showed all that she did to another realtor I didn’t use and he said: “Yup, I would’ve used her too.” – Rick & Khanhvy via Yelp
South Lake Condo Seller
I believe that our condo is the only one in the building that sold so quickly. It was a record!
“Irina is an exceptional realtor. She is very intelligent and efficient to a T. She responded to all our inquiries right away i.e, email, phonecalls, texts… I learned a lot from Irina. My husband and I just followed her lead, we had to because she is amazing. I believe that our condo is the only one in the building that sold so quickly. It was a record!
If all realtors are like Irina, NO ONE will have anything to worry when they are selling and/or buying properties. Real estate transactions will be a breeze.
Irina, also has a great team. Her team is as efficient as she is too.
I look forward to working with her again someday. She has set the bar so high that it will be hard to find another realtor like her.”
Chat, Noel, & Felicity Santo-Domingo
Monterey Park Home Seller
Money in the Bank in a Month!
“Irina is truly a professional, she has a gift for her trade. From the start, I found her yelp and it was draw for me. Meeting her for the first time left a lasting impression on me, from her presentation to her knowledge of the industry. She is very detailed oriented, and knows her craft very well. She knows how to deliver from presenting the house to finalizing all facets of documents is incredibly neat to see, all via email! Her responsiveness is what I love about her, never skips her emails, for any reason. Working with Irina & and her team truly is a great experience. Michelle did the staging, so beautiful and it really brings out our house even more so. So sum up, we got our house listed on 11/19, closed 12/19, money in my bank 12/22! Super fast deal.
So thank you Irina and her team!” – Kim P. via Yelp
A Small Miracle!
“Irina is truly awesome! We read all the great yelp reviews and she lived up to all of it. We were first time buyers and very new to the process. She educated us and guided us every step of the way. We felt we could trust her judgement and advice. She is so professional, attentive, and on top of it. She was tough when she needed to be during negotiations. She is smart and direct. We hit a couple of bumps as these things go, and she took care of it quickly. At the end of the deal, we bought a house that was appraised by the bank for more than we paid (which in this market seems like a small miracle), and got us a substantial credit on the closing costs from sellers that seemed unwilling to spend a dime to even put batteries in a smoke detector. She looked out for us in every way. We’ll definitely go to Irina when it comes time to sell our house. I can’t say enough good things about her!” – Sara H. and Mark W. via Yelp
No Need to Interview Others
“Recently closed a condo transaction in Pasadena using Pasadena Views/Irina. I’d interviewed three other agents before selecting her and all were very acomplished and no doubt could have gotten the job done. I selected Irina because she seemed just a little more focused and direct. No wasted energy or drifting off onto tangents. It was the right decision. Not only did I get the condo sold for a fine price, but as importantly, there were no hiccups. The deal was clean and without drama. Even details like a handyman, miscellaneous dealings with the City and stagers etc, she handled and relieved me from the burden of coordinating all this from out of town. My deal was not very large, but you would not know it from the way I was treated and the energy she put into every detail. Wish I owned more Pasadena property, I would certainly use her again. No need to interview others next time.” Richard K. via Yelp.
Over 10 offers in 2 days! – Pasadena California Tudor
Unique Pasadena property with limited comps
“Irina is the consummate professional. Her attention to detail is amazing and her overall knowledge of the Pasadena market is incredible. She worked extremely hard throughout the sales process and I would recommend her highly to anyone thinking of selling their house in or around Pasadena. We had a very unique property with limited comps, etc. and she simply nailed the correct price and presentation strategy. We had over ten offers in 2 days. Amazing! The property sold above the asking price. If you hire her, listen to her. She knows what she is doing! – Grant W. Young”
Not a Million $ House – Pasadena California
Sold in 3 weeks! All Cash!
Everything about Irina is already written. All are true!!
Our house was not million dollar house she sometimes handles, even had some negative aspects for sale, yet she took care with possible maximum attention. We never felt being treated poorly, we felt like her most important clients as somebody wrote previously .
As a seller, everybody wants to sell high, spending zero cost. But she is realistic and does not give you a fancy picture as you desire. The pricing she gave us was little bit disappointing at first. Also she suggested to spend some for such as painting inside out, and fix problems. We wondered, this cost and time(3~4 weeks) would be worth spending to get better offers???
After all, we did everything she said to do. And the result was, we had ONLY ONE offer, but it was cash! From the house was on the market until escrow closed; THREE WEEKS!! If we didn’t follow her advice, probably the house is still sitting on the market draining money (mortgage) every minute!
Irina’s sweetness and professionalism are genuine, no fake smile you sometimes see on business/sales people. We could not have gone through this stressful experience if not for her. She is a natural-born agent! – Mana and Hiro Y.
Condo Seller – Caltech Neighborhood of Pasadena
... great sense of the market and what it takes to sell the property at the best possible price!
“Irina is amazing! If you are like me, you’ve probably had your share of frustrating moments, because you have pictured how a transaction is supposed to go, but then it never does. Irina is truly an exception to this rule in every way.
I would say that my transaction had some unique characteristics and so I needed an agent who would be able to ensure things would go smoothly. Irina was the answer. She was extremely professional, knowledgeable and truly had a great sense of the market and what it takes to sell the property at the best possible price.
I know that Irina had a number of listings that she was handling, however, she made me feel like I was her only client. She had an excellent follow-up and follow through in everything she did. I never had to chase her or wait for a long time for anything. All my calls were returned promptly and all questions were answered quickly as well.
Irina kept me informed and up to date with everything that was taking place at every stage of the transaction. I can’t believe I am saying this, but I really enjoyed this experience and I can’t wait to work with Irina again soon. She is truly a number one agent in my book.” Ian V. via LinkedIn
From Palo Alto to La Canada
Irina was by far THE best agent we have worked with
“We moved from NoCal to SoCal and found Irina by just googleing for a real estate agent for Pasadena and surroundings. We found Irina and worked with her to purchase a home in La Canada Flintridge. Throughout the process she was absolutely amazing, extremely professional and gave us great advice during the critical time of closing. We could fully trust her, considering we were not local yet and new to the area. This was our third home purchase and Irina was by far THE best agent we have worked with.” via Yelp – Claudia D. & Family
Eagle Rock – One of a Kind
She is also well-known and respected in the agents circles
“Irina is an excellent agent. My husband found her on Yelp so that is a testament to the power of Yelp!
On first meeting her, we were quite impressed with her knowledge – she clearly knows Pasadena and its surrounding areas very well. She is also well-known and respected in the agents circles. I liked that she seems to be good at reading people. She was able to assess our likes and dislikes in the home hunt just by meeting us and walking us through some homes.
Where Irina shines is in closing the deal. She is quick and thorough. Anticipating any hurdles that may be encountered and laying out options beforehand. Not only is she great to work with, but the contractors/vendors that she has referred us to have also been top-notch.” Belinda T. via Yelp
Dream Come True in Pasadena
“Irina is hands down the best real estate agent anyone could possibly have. She is incredibly intelligent, vibrant, and very caring. Without a doubt, she knows the Pasadena market through and through and understands how to strategize for the best possible outcome, whether you are the seller or the buyer. She has developed a great supporting team of assistants/lenders/inspectors and has the best contacts for any possible arising need. She helped me find and buy my dream home in Pasadena, something I couldn’t have imagined doing without her to knowledge and expertise. Thank you Irina!!!!” – Becky Robertson via Yelp
Two Homes Sold OVER Asking in Pasadena
Can't image anyone better for selling your Pasadena home than Irina Netchaev
“We would be glad to share our terrific experiences with Irina Netchaev’s real estate sales skills. The results speak for themselves. In February 2013, Irina helped us sell a home in the Michillinda Park area of Pasadena for more than 20% over the market/asking price. Last month she concluded the sale of our Pasadena home for more than 24% over the market/asking price. Both sales agreements were reached in less than a week after the first open house.
Irina provides so much more service than we expected from an agent. She connected us with a wonderful stager who assessed our home and recommended a number of cost-effective updates. Irina then connected us with a contractor who completed these updates quickly and inexpensively. She engaged a professional photographer who produced a series of very appealing pictures of the house, and she turned these into brochures, web sites, social media, and other marketing avenues that resulted in more than 200 visitors and more than 20 offers in the first open house weekend. Irina is very tech-savvy, which streamlined the sale process as well as the marketing. The entire sale process was conducted from my laptop while we were on vacation in Lake Arrowhead. Disclosures, offers, counter-offers, acceptance – all done electronically. When the buyer’s agent threw a curveball during the contingency period, Irina handled it professionally and without drama for us. Irina’s recommended escrow agent also handled that end very efficiently.
In short, we can’t image anyone better for selling your Pasadena home than Irina Netchaev.” Craig & Elaine Maxwell via email to a prospective Pasadena home seller.
Pasadena Home Seller
North East Pasadena
I would give Irina 10 stars if I could. She’s the best, most ethical person I’ve done business with. It goes without saying she know the real estate market in the greater Pasadena area. Perhaps the thing that impressed me most was her low key confidence in her abilities to market a home. She knows her strengths and weaknesses. More importantly Irina has a group of experts to recommend in the areas that are not her expertise. My house has not been a slam dunk to sell in fact it’s been down right difficult. Irina has been my partner through it all. While we’re still in the process I do finally believe we will get it done! I echo all the remarks that were said in other reviews. If you want the best call Irina! – Debra Fox via Yelp
From Highland Park to Altadena
We first worked with Irina for the purchase of our townhouse in 2004. Having known her as a friend prior, we knew to expect her delightful personality and dedicated service. We could not have been more pleased with the intense attention to detail and overall results.
Later, we entrusted Irina to sell that same townhouse as well as represent us in the purchase of our beautiful historic home in Altadena. Again, Irina not only delivered, but surpassed our every expectation.
In difficult times, Irina can be counted on for wise counsel and flawless results.
Do yourself a favor and hire a true professional – Irina!
Finally Settled in Pasadena
Irina is fabulous! Irina was extremely helpful in our recent home purchase. I’d give 6 stars if Yelp allowed it!
I highly recommend Irina. Top 5 reasons:
1) Exceptional integrity: tells it like it is. Unlike most realtors, Irina discouraged us from buying a home that she found undesirable
2) Deep market knowledge
3) Highly professional: quickly returns phone calls, always on time
4) Lovely personality
5) Superb after-sales service: graciously continued to help after the sale closed
– Con Family via Yelp
First Time Homeowner in Altadena
I can’t even begin to say how great Irina was as our realtor. We contacted Irina (we weren’t even pre-approved yet), and got our key 51 days later. Irina was not only exceptionally professional, but she exuded warmth and very a likable personality.
My husband and I, although first time home-buyers, were very particular about what we wanted. We listed location as our first priority in choosing a home. Irina did not just try to get us any house, she worked very closely with us to try to get us a great house that would fit all of our wants and needs. With that said, she was completely honest with us, if she thought a house was located in a less-than-desired neighborhood, or if she felt like the house would be bad for re-selling, she flat-out informed us so.
Irina was very knowledgeable of the current housing market, and she kept us up to date with everything. When we finally bid on a couple houses, she presented us with analyses to forecast how much each house would end up selling for. This was very informative and proved helpful in helping us bid effectively.
After the seller accepted our offer, Irina facilitated the entire process–we removed all of our contingencies under 9 days and closed escrow in just 24 days. From beginning (meeting Irina for the first time) to end (us getting the key to our house) it only took us an incredible 51 days.
To sum it up, Irina is truly the best of the best in her profession. – Hannah B. via Yelp
Sierra Madre Home Seller
Market to Contract in less than 10 days!
I was very impressed with Irina Netchaev and would highly recommend her as a realtor. Irina exhibited the highest degree of professionalism, exercised sound judgement and paid attention to every detail during my home sale transaction. Irina is also pleasant to work with and has a fun sense of humor. – Kay Berglund
Pasadena Condo Buyer
Lake & Walnut
A few months ago I was lucky to have found Irina. I was researching Pasadena real estate and came across Pasadena Views Blog. I found it to be very informative, especially being a first time home buyer.
At our first meeting Irina took the time to understand exactly what I was looking for. She gave me great insight on how to navigate in a highly competitive and aggressive market. I immediately felt comfortable knowing I was in good hands with Irina, who has such professionalism, knowledge and experience. In an extremely short escrow Irina was always 1 step ahead, making sure everything was handled correctly and efficiently. Thank You Irina, Your the Best!!!
I recommend Irina for all your real estate needs.
– Jill Nomura
Jennifer Shenbaum from The Shenabaum Group
Irina is one of those real estate professionals that you can only hope to find. She represented me in the sale of one of my investment properties and it was one of the best decisions I have made. I felt so comfortable and well-represented during the transaction that I look forward to using her again on other transactions. Her attention to detail, her ability to explain and express potential issues, and her problem-solving all lend a hand in making her such a great agent. Owning her own business also allows her to understand her client’s bottom-line.
Irina gets it. I love having her on my side of the transaction and I also know that the realtor on the other side is happy to work with her, too. And, admittedly, there were times when I would begin to stress about something and Irina was the calming force at my side. I couldn’t be happier to have had the opportunity to work with Irina. I look forward to the opportunity to work with her again.
Quick Condo Sale in Pasadena
1115 Cordova #216
I found Irina through Google and Yelp on June 7, 2013. We met the same day and she inspected my condo in Pasadena and provided her opinions and comments. In the next 10 days she helped me to complete the necessary repairs and beautiful staging. On June 19, the property was on MLS. June 20, broker open house. June 22 and 23 open houses to general public. Offered were received a few days later and the escrow opened on June 28. On July 26 the escrow closed and the whole process completed. Irina was proactive, responsible, professional, ,knowledgeable, honest, effective and very responsive throughout. Even though very successful already, she treated my small condo as a million dollars property. I am a busy person, I communicated and dealt with most of the issues with her by emails and texts and she always followed up through with every details. I am wholeheartedly without any reservation recommending Irina and her team to anyone who needs a realtor. I have dealt with many realtors before, Irina is simply the best. – Vincent C. via Yelp
Garvanza Home Buyer
Peter & Sandra Carbajal - 1st time home buyers
A few weeks ago we contacted Irina when we decided to purchase our first home. I don’t know if we could have found anyone better!
We pretty much knew nothing about the real estate market and it’s processes, but Irina took the time to explain everything and talked us through every step of the way. Though she was SUPER busy , she made time and ALWAYS made us feel like we were her only clients. She was always available to talk and quick to respond to text and emails. We quickly learned how vital that is in such a fast moving and aggressive market.
With Irina, we immediately got the feeling that we weren’t just being rushed into any available house. She always had input to help us make a correct and informed decision. If it weren’t for her guidance, we would probably be regretfully sitting in a house that we thought we “loved”. She’s not just trying to close a deal and really does care about your investment.
Thank you Irina, for making us feel like family. We love our new home. – Peter C. via Yelp
Buy & Sell in Pasadena
3 real estate transactions together and still going strong!
My husband and I worked with Irina both buying a home in 2009 and selling a home in 2012. Both experiences were great. Irina is very savvy about the San Gabriel real estate market, keeps up on real estate trends, is very techology adept, and works very hard to maximize either the lowest best deal for a buyer or the most money for a seller. Irina is real professional and approaches her work accordingly. Irina used a variety of marketing techniques to advertise our home recently which helped us sell it within 30 days. She consistently was available for all our questions and concerns both buying and selling our homes, return calls quickly or texts us to let us know when she is available. She stays right on top of the whole real estate process with the other agent as well. She provides information in a way that helped us determine a workable selling price. When we were buying a home, she helped us outbid 6 other offers and still stay within our price range. I highly recommend Irina if you are serious about finding a home or selling your home. She and her team are extremely capable! – Kate & Joe via Yelp
San Rafael Pasadena – Home Seller
Irina and her team are top quality. She helped us buy and sell a house. She is a great negotiator, listener, and sounding board. On the buy side, she helped us think through the houses we were most interested in, find excellent inspectors, and negotiated a great price. On the sell side, she truly knows how to market a house–from listing price to staging to photography and online marketing. We got the price we wanted with an extremely smooth buy process. Integrity, honesty, and a pleasure to do business with. – August 10, 2013 – Karen H via Google+
Chapman Woods Pasadena – Home Buyer
“We started looking for a house in the Pasadena/SGV area about 5-6 months ago. I stumbled upon Pasadena Views property blog one day, and found Irina. Within the first 10 minutes of first meeting with Irina, I was thoroughly impressed, and we knew we wanted to work with her. Irina was so thoughtful, organized, knowledgeable, and so responsive! Both my fiance and I have demanding jobs, so we can appreciate how quickly she responded to our emails, calls, text messages (and we had a lot at times). It was important for me to work with someone that not only knew the market well but can guide us through our first time home-buying experience, and ultimately help us get a home! We are so thrilled that we found a home that we loved and closed escrow last week !! We are even more thrilled that the whole process went so smoothly. From our offer to the loan to closing and everything in between, Irina gave us fantastic advise and really helped us make some tough decisions. All the people she recommended we work with including our lender were all incredible and truly made everything so easy for us. It’s such a competitive market out there so having someone we trusted and can get the job done made the biggest difference for our whole experience. We are incredibly lucky, and so happy we found Irina. I would not hesitate to recommend her to any of our friends and family. You will not regret your decision to work with her.” – April 16, 2013 – Connie L. via Yelp
Burbank – Home Seller
“Irina just helped me sell my home in Burbank. ”Helped” is a huge understatement. I first met Irina when my boss referred me to her in 2007 when I wanted to buy a home in the Burbank area. Yes, I am one of the unlucky ones who purchased this wonderful home in 2007 when property values were at their all time high. Yet, Irina got me a very fair price, even for that time. Trying to sell now and get even close to breakeven was a pipedream….or so everyone told me. Irina was not deterred. She proposed a brillant strategy that included easy staging, a few touch ups, beautiful online photos and desription, and her impeccable sense for market trends to bring my home to market in a way to maximize its value. I had 6 offers in 4 days, and the house sold well above our asking price. She negotiated wisely through tight time frames, contingencies, and made it all feel very easy. She works with top notch partners, only the A team. I highly recommend working with Irina for any and all housing needs!” – April 30, 2013– Susan S. via Yelp
Altadena – Home Seller
“I am a real estate investor, working all over LA and Orange Counties. Irina was the listing agent on a property that I had remodeled and wanted to sell. I am really picky when it comes to agents listing my properties. In all honesty, though, Irina exceeded my expectations. She is not only professional (which I already knew), but she is a great negotiator, task-master and communicator.
I couldn’t be more pleased with the transaction and her role. I don’t say that lightly, either. My trust in her abilities is very high. I will definitely use her again!” – May 9, 2013 – Jennifer S. via Yelp
San Dimas – Home Buyer
“Do you currently have a real estate agent or looking for one? Look no further! Get in touch with Irina and you will be in good hands! I found Irina from Yelp based upon her 5-star reviews and worked with her to find and purchase my dream house. It is because of her reliable knowledge and experience, I was able to negotiate a good purchase price and close the deal without any challenges!!
I have worked with several real estate agents in the past 10 years but none of my past experiences can be compared to my experience with Irina. She truly is exceptional and highly skilled & experienced. It was a great pleasure to work with her to find my dream house.
I highly recommend that you consider Irina for your real estate needs.” – May 27, 2013 – Ralph Z. via Yelp
Eagle Rock – Home Buyer
“Irina Netchaev is FANTASTIC.
Allow me to explain: Several years ago, when I started thinking about buying my first home, I found her online and called her for advice. She spent an hour on the phone with me, walking me through the process and the market, to make sure I really knew I was ready. Things changed in my life, and I had to put my home search on the back burner. When I finally contacted her a few months ago, she was just as helpful a second time.
The best thing about Irina is that she communicates everything that must be done, or could possibly come up very clearly, and stays on top of everything. This was SO helpful, as I was just about to spend every single dollar to buy a home, which is terrifying. She could not have made me feel more comfortable. There was no pressure, just friendly, helpful advice, and 7-day-a-week support, if I needed it. It was like going through the home buying process with a super knowledgeable friend.
I felt very well taken care of with Irina. She helped me find the perfect place for me, and helped me put in the perfect offer, to beat out seven other people in a very competitive market. She really knows her stuff and has a great bedside manner. I will absolutely never go to anyone else.” – Liz C. – May 20, 2013
South Lake Condo Lease
“Irina helped us lease our Pasadena condo within 2 weeks!
When we talked to Irina at the first time, we were little worried since we thought leasing a property may not be a priority to a busy and successful realtor like Irina. Irina told us that she works hard for all her clients equally because she believes all the properties are important to the owners.
In the next 2 weeks, Irina showed us the amazing proceeds: beautiful and professional pictures of our property posted online, a lot of prompt updates and advices on daily base by emails….. Then she found us the great new tenants in such a short time!
We couldn’t appreciate more to Irina. Her knowledgeable and confident working manner really impressed us and made us feel no anxious in the whole time. We definately will do business with her in the future again. She is the best!” – Mei Y. via Yelp
Michillinda Park Pasadena Home Seller
“Five stars are not enough for Irina Netchaev and the Pasadena Views Real Estate Team. Irina sold my Pasadena home in just a few days from open house to escrow for a price far above asking. Her smart and comprehensive marketing strategy produced many strong offers. Irina explained clearly the merits and weaknesses of each of the top offers, and she handled the negotiations very professionally. She is very pleasant to work with, and she really knows the Pasadena area market. The Pasadena Views Team is tech-savvy and very effective at marketing, and I would recommend Irina and Pasadena Views to anyone.” February 12, 2013 – Elaine M. via Yelp