Testimonials

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I can recommend Betsy Goldman to anyone who wants to sell their property in a timely fashion with as little stress as possible. She has a long and proven record and is honorable and diligent. On the personal side, she was attentive and caring from the beginning when discussing the listing, to the end when I handed her the last set of keys. Not only was Betsy successful in my particularly difficult situation, she was very supportive through a very emotional process and I would not hesitate to call on her again.
Gordon Elkins … Venice Seller

Thank you for your professional expertise and personal oversight on the sale of my home in Venice. Not only did you help expedite a prompt sale but obtained an excellent price. I especially appreciated your personal attention and the easing of my move after thirty plus years. You were always there to handle compliance with the various government requirements. You made the whole process go smoothly and alleviated my anxieties over a great many details. Thanks again for your excellent representation. I would highly recommend your services to any prospective clients.
Richard Berk … Venice Seller

It is my pleasure to recommend Betsy Goldman. I became acquainted with her as a result of the unexpected and sudden death of a client of our office. This gentleman had a large estate, a complicated family situation and significant residential properties in the Venice area of Los Angeles. One of these properties was in escrow at the time of my client’s unexpected passing. Ms. Goldman could not have been of greater assistance. The pending sale which could have easily fallen apart was, instead, as a result of Ms. Goldman’s efforts, seen through to a speedy and successful conclusion. My client had young children and Ms. Goldman’s efforts in bringing this sale to the successful conclusion had a positive influence on allowing these children to continue with their education and maintain their homelife in as normal an atmosphere as possible. I cannot recommend Ms. Goldman highly enough.
Stephen Kramer, Kramer Law Group … representing a Venice Seller

After years of living in and then renting out a triplex on a Venice walk street, I reluctantly decided to sell it. As I no longer live in Venice, I did not know or have referrals to Venice area real estate agents. So I looked for brokers on the Internet, getting many “hits”. The most informative and personal site was that of Betsy Goldman, whom I called. She went right to work, answering questions and providing comparables of recent sales. Long story short, I successfully sold the property in a matter of days, with multiple offers. More important, Betsy took charge of coordinating on-site inspections, needed maintenance and improvement work, plus tenant relations during a difficult time for my long term renters who were subjected to considerable inconvenience and a fumigation. She also kept coordinating with the buyer’s agent and other key players to keep me informed and the deal on schedule. This was extremely valuable since my work required considerable travel during this period. Well done, Betsy.
Kevin Maloney … Venice Seller, Manhattan Beach

Just a note to thank you for your professional and considerate job in selling my Venice property. Especially since I am no longer in Venice, there were lots of details that I wasn’t there to handle, but you stepped in and took care of them. I was particularly pleased that you could deal with my tenants for me, although helping them carry their stuff was beyond the call of duty. Throughout all this you were consistently pleasant and helpful to me. You got me the price I asked, dealt with the problems, and got it all done quickly, without my having to come to Venice. Thanks.
Karl Mauzey … Venice Seller, San Francisco

We wanted to tell you much we appreciate your helping our dream of moving to a nicer home (a ten year dream) transpire. Your professionalism, hard work and dedication were evident from day one. You communicated every step of the home home buying and selling process with thoughtfullness and thoroughness. Your easy going and upfront manner made our daily conversations something to look forward to. As you know, selling our home of 26 years was an extremely emotional event in our lives. It could have been a negative experience, but with your help and knowledge, we are now happily living in our wonderful new home.
Tom and Sharon Welz … Venice Sellers and Mar Vista Buyers

Betsy’s the best. Not only was the market competitive but we restricted our home search to a couple of Venice blocks. Not a problem for Betsy. From the beginning, we knew we wanted someone who had history with the neighborhood and someone we felt would best represent our interests. No question about it – Betsy stayed one step ahead of the game; showed us property before the public and advised us on tips to make our offer un-deniable. And as a first time buyers, Betsy was patient, knowledgeable, accommodating and reliable. We were able to have an accepted offer without having the highest bid, closed on the house with break-neck speed and were able to follow-up with the owner with questions after we moved in, all without hitch or hassle. Thanks to Betsy, the process of buying our first home was what it should be … enjoyable.
Ann and Matt McMahon … Venice Buyers

We highly recommend Betsy Goldman as a sales representative for real estate in California. She is conscientious, knowledgable and thorough in details of real estate transactions. She has a positive attitude and is pleasant to work with. She goes the “second mile” and is diplomatic in sales relationships.
Robert and Elizabeth Edmonds … Venice Sellers, Texas

I met Betsy Goldman through community projects in which we both take an interest. I feel great working with a person that takes an interest in her community beyond that of making a profit. In acting as agent when we bought our house, Betsy rose above and beyond the call of duty in so many ways. When my husband Jim and I became interested in buying a house I spoke with Betsy to ask her some preliminary questions. Although we were very honest that we were not yet financially ready to buy Betsy worked with us for over a year. She hand delivered listings to our house twice a week, showed us properties she thought we would be interested in, taught us about all the steps involved for first time buyers and was always available to answer questions and satisfy our growing curiosity. She never made us feel we were wasting her time or had stupid questions. The house we finally bought was never on the market. Jim and I met the owners in our neighborhood. The seller wanted to do the transaction without agents but I felt strongly that I wanted Betsy looking out for my interests and always felt that she did so with the utmost integrity. It was rather unconventional but Betsy was flexible, accomodating and knowledgeable. She was able to strike a difficult balance between professionalism and the feeling of a deal between friends. Again her involvement in every aspect of the process was above and beyond the call of duty. Betsy helped us find a tenant for the place we vacated. When all our time schedules started to crash into each other she came to the house and helped us sand the woodwork so we would be ready in time!! She helped to facilitate every aspect. I really credit Betsy with making the purchase of our house a truly fun experience.
Karen Praxel … Venice Buyer

From the beginning of our association with Betsy Goldman, she was a very professional and honest agent. We found her to be very knowledgeable and patient in the process of searching for a home. Our “dream” house turned out to be a 1930s Spanish home in a state of total disrepair. Betsy was literally a miracle worker in helping to arrange everyone from the plumber, roofer, foundation expert, to the electrician to inspect our future and give us an estimate for needed repairs. Due to Betsy’s resourcefulness and efficiency, this was accomplished all in a single day! We would not have proceeded with the purchase without her valuable services. Betsy’s extensive experience and help did not stop with our decision to buy the house. She was also very helpful in finding homeowner’s insurance and in handling all the final details such as termite inspection and repairs with the seller. Betsy was very instrumental in helping our dreams come true. In addition, we thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated her calmness and sense of humor during our moments of high anxiety associated with buying a house.
Jeannine Prindle and Dayna Christou … Venice Buyers

My husband and I purchased a condominium with the help of Betsy Goldman. As first time buyers, the real estate market as well as the various steps involved in the purchasing process were completely new to us. With her thoroughness, accessibility and patience, Betsy made the experience as easy and painless as possible. She was always available to answer questions and explain the unfamiliar. We are very happy with our new place. We definitely recommend Betsy to anyone in the market for a new home.
Rhonda and Bill Reedy … Santa Monica Buyers

My family lost our mother and we needed help from a realtor in the Venice area to sell her house. I met with this quiet individual who promply found a buyer willing to offer more than our asking price. Throughout the details of negotiations, Betsy Goldman guided me patiently, effectively and conscientiously to an end of the year closing which was my hopeful goal. All through the negotiations which involved a sometime difficult buyer, Betsy was able to counsel me to complete the sale in a truly professional manner. I wish to thank Betsy Goldman for a job well done, no rather, a job excellently done.
Oscar Melendez … Venice Seller, Ojai 

Betsy Goldman was my realtor when I sold my house in Venice. I had interviewed two other firms before I chose Betsy. She was the most familiar with my neighborhood and gave me what turned out to be the most realistic opinion about the value of my property (another agent working for a large, well known firm suggested a price range that turned out ot be $30,000 less than the ultimate sale price of the house!). My house sold very quickly and the escrow was less than a month. However, the process was not without its false starts and surprises. Betsy was able to adapt to the various things that happened, to identify things that needed to be done and to get them done quickly. This was especially helpful to me as I live in Florida and could not really keep on top of things myself.
David Scott … Venice Seller, Florida

A new job brought me to Los Angeles. Although I had visited the area several times in the past, I really had no idea of the different areas of the city and their tradeoffs (cost, travel, time, climate, rate, etc.) that must be considered in finding a home. Betsy took my “specific requirements” (an ocean view) and asked all the right questions to fill in the missing information. She took the time to select and show me various options from Playa del Rey to Santa Monica and explained the pluses and minuses of each option. In just a couple of months from the first day I met Betsy, I am now living in my beautiful home with a terrific view of the marina, Catalina Island and the ocean.
Dave and Tuthi Ulm … Marina del Rey Buyers

Betsy Goldman was greatly helpful to me. She helped me to focus in on what I needed and wanted in a house and she found exactly what I wanted for a lot less than my budget limit. She is also very patient! My house has already increased in value since purchasing it 16 months ago and Betsy continues to secure answers for me when I have any real estate questions.
Ana Fahrer … Venice Buyer

Can’t thank you enough for all your help. It’s been great working with you. The best thing we ever did was to look up your number on your newsletter and give you a call.
Marilyn Mendoza … Venice Lessor, Texas

Just to let you know how much I appreciate the immense effort you make each month with the newsletters you send to all. It is clear that it is well thought through and represents an intimate knowledge of the goings on in your community. It’s what makes you who you are and what I experienced in our interactions around the one property you helped me buy and sell – you know and love Venice and are honest, sincere and hard working. Thanks.
Miriam Meyer … Venice Buyer and Seller, Pacific Palisades

Whether you’re in the market for personal or investment real estate, Betsy Goldman of Abbot Kinney Real Estate provides representation par excellence. Not only can you rely on her professional expertise and follow-through, from my experience, Betsy is also is an outstanding personal representative. Extremely courteous, she is diplomatic, yet firm when negotiating on your behalf. A longtime resident of Venice, she knows the market, and is a strong presence in the community. Her support of numerous worthwhile charities is admirable, and as a voice of the Argonaut, Betsy continues to illuminate the exciting palette of individuals and events that make our city so special.
Stephen Pouliot … Venice and Mar Vista Buyer

Hello, we are Marge and Herb Sieber.  We recently sold our duplex (in Venice) after 42 years of ownership.  We could not have accomplished this without the help and guidance of Betsy Goldman of Abbott Kinney Realtors.

We first became involved with Betsy about 5 years ago.  My husband, Herb, would contact/email her with questions regarding Venice real estate.  If he saw something on TV or the Internet with regard to rental property or Venice in general, he would not hesitate in contacting Betsy regarding their validity.  If she didn’t have the answer, she would check into it and promptly get back to us.

Because we will both be retired in the next 3 years (Herb is already retired), we wanted to simplify some of our investments.  As we live in Mission Viejo (50 miles away), we decided to sell our Venice duplex.  The travel to and from and general stress of dealing with tenants made this a necessary decision.  We naturally contact Betsey when we decided to sell.

Betsy helped us understand what was involved in the selling process and what seemed like dozens and dozens of forms.  Through countless emails and telephone calls we were able to get all of our questions answered.  We received offers immediately and recently sold for more than the asking price.  We are grateful to Betsy for her time, expertise and above all, patience.
Herb and Marge Sieber … Venice Sellers, Mission Viejo

Betsy sold my home I  lived in for 37 years. Thanks to Betsy my transition went smoothly. She understood my emotional toll of letting go and was supportive beyond her duties. I recommend Betsy. Her professional knowledge and her consciousness of the feelings of the people involved made the process of the transaction as easy as one can only wish for.
Agnes Feingersh … Venice Seller

When my husband and I bought our home Betsy was the selling agent. Fifteen years later when we went to sell it we remembered how she stood up for the sellers and felt we would want someone like that on our team. We knew many realtors, but Betsy worked exclusively in Venice, was involved with the community, wrote a blog about Venice and had made her slogan “Betsy sells Venice”. 
We knew many realtors as friends and even family members and to choose was 
painful, but we did what we thought was best for the sale. We never regretted our decision. Betsy did everything she could to help facilitate this process. She had an open house every Sunday until the house sold. She was always available to answer questions. She believed in our house and its value, even when we didn’t. We never regretted our decision. I would highly recommend Betsy.
Bonnie Cordova … Venice Seller

Betsy Goldman represented me in the sale of my Venice property. She has been extraordinary in the amount of patience she exhibited throughout the process. Her knowledge and enthusiasm made the transaction easy and worry free. Even though we had some bumps along the way, Betsy quickly and diligently took care of them. She is a hard worker and is available 24/7 to consult and do the legwork. Betsy made me a very satisfied client.
Jerry Palmer … Venice Seller, Hawaii