I would like to introduce Maggie Navarro to you and share with you my personal experience. I have been the owner of two historic homes. Maggie was my realtor for both houses and so I came to know her, and her talents well, as she represented me in the position of both buyer and seller of properties. I have known Maggie for more than twenty years and during that time have been impressed with the high end properties she has represented. She is savvy about the position of the market and what needs to be done to present the property to the best advantage. She does her research, throws a great introduction of the house to other realtors, and actively promotes the house for sell, all adding to the process of securing a good buyer. A historic property has special needs and with both my Greene and Greene house and the Van Pelt house, Maggie secured not only a good price, but particularly in the case of the Greene and Greene, a sensitive buyer. The City of Pasadena and neighboring cities is very careful with the beautiful, old historic homes in the area and Maggie has shown that she has the knowledge to guide buyer or seller through the process of city regulations and standards. Without a doubt, Maggie Navarro has the knowledge, experience, drive and dedication that I have always sought in the buying and selling of historic and fine homes.
I want to thank you for all that you have done in regards to the sale of our house. Not only did you do a spectacular job of marketing it, your suggestions on how to present the house, and help in finding resources to prepare it for sale were invaluable, as was your assistance when we were not available to be there. With your help, the house showed as well as it possibly could have, and really Wowed all who viewed it- realtors, buyers, and even neighbors. Not only did the house show well, but your great marketing presentation and personal attention to showings were by far the greatest that I have ever encountered. You put in a lot of effort, and it paid off in great showings, and a fast sale in a very difficult market. Thanks again for your efforts and professionalism!
When friends in Pasadena were looking for a realtor, I didn't hesitate to recommend Maggie. I was confident Maggie would work diligently and professionally with the utmost discretion, to find them just what the wanted. Her extensive knowledge of the business, as well as the neighborhoods, sets her apart from the rest!
Leslie Tolan (Pasadena)
Maggie is a true professional, experienced negotiator, and careful listener. She assisted us with the sale of 3 our homes in the Pasadena area over the past 10 years, all of significant architectural merit. The Morton Estate was the highest price sale in Pasadena at that time. She took great care in researching and understanding the historical and architectural significance of each home, and using this information to weave an exciting narrative for perspective buyers. Through her implementation of superb architectural photography and creative advertising placement, we were able to attract the right audience for each home. Great advice, beautiful marketing, wonderful knowledge of neighborhoods and resources!
Lori (Linda Vista)
Maggie Navarro has been my realtor for the past 15 years and has helped me successfully buy and sell three homes. She is the consummate professional; highly detail oriented and exceptionally well connected within Pasadena. Her in-depth knowledge of the market, and of the properties she represents, set her apart from all others. I refer my clients to Maggie because I know they will be well represented, and I am confident she will not only provide them with exceptional service, but ensure that they make the best deal possible.
Dear Maggie, Thank you for all your assistance and friendship that you have shown during the recent search and purchase of a home in lovely Pasadena. What a crazy market - but your help in smoothing over all the little bumps in the road made it a very enjoyable journey. Should anyone ask my opinion please tell them "Maggie Rocks!"
I sincerely would not think of making a real estate move in Pasadena without talking to Maggie first. Her innate knowledge of the City's neighborhoods, of the latest trends in the real estate and lending market coupled with her depth of concern for her client's unique circumstances, goals and objectives, render her invaluable to her clients. And if that weren't enough, she is a great person too, an absolute joy to work with!
Greg & Michelle (Pasadena)
Maggie was referred to us about 2 years ago as an expert on the Pasadena real estate market, and immediately consulted us not to put our townhome on the market due to market conditions. We appreciated her honesty as you won't get that type of input from all agents, and followed her guidance. Two years later, Maggie suggested we put it on the market due to lack of inventory of like-properties, and we did. She did a great job of marketing the property and consulting us on how to prep the home for sale. The home sold in a few weeks and Maggie made the process simple and easy. We highly recommend Maggie as she is trustworthy, reliable, always accessible and knows the Pasadena market.
We are so happy we chose to work with John Aaroe Group to sell our home. We were impressed every step of the way with the attention to detail that our agents, Maggie and Jordan, provided. The beautiful marketing booklets, video and photography they produced, and the staging they prepared meticulously, made our house look stellar and attracted a lot of attention. All of their work proved itself when we received an offer above asking after only 12 days on the market and closed a month later. Most importantly, Jordan always took the time to explain everything clearly to us and get our feedback during the process. He always went above and beyond to provide the best service with a smile on his face, making an effort to develop a personal connection with us, as well as prospective buyers. Before we packed up our instruments, Jordan even came over to jam with us in our studio! Selling a house can seem a little daunting at times, but working with Jordan and Maggie really simplified the process and we could not be happier with the end results. We truly enjoyed working with both of them and highly recommend their services.
Catherine & Andrew (Pasadena)
We are writing this review from our new house in Pasadena and wanted to say a word about what a wonderful professional Maggie Navarro is. As they say at the Oscars, we couldn't have done it without her! Her work with us truly was above and beyond. We came to Maggie in mid-October with a tight deadline which she made with weeks to spare. After talking to and listening to us, using pictures of our current home as a guide, Maggie showed us eight great houses. On our own, we might have found such pretty properties but what was invaluable was Maggie's knowledge of the neighborhoods and even streets. Not only have we ended up with a lovely home, but also one, because of location, with a strong resale value. Closing the sale is only the beginning with Maggie. As she shepherded us through the labyrinth of financial hurdles, she also found us a staff of excellent craftsman to complete the renovations. She even helped us pick out the paint colors and floor stain. The result is a fresh and mod look to a renovated bungalow done on time for the late December move. Can you imagine? A house project without drama! She and assistant Liz are always ready to help in a warm and welcoming way--with advice from bidding strategies to a green dry cleaner. We feel at home in our new house and our new town--thanks to Team Navarro!
I am not new to buying/selling homes and my standards are extraordinarily high. I knew within minutes of meeting Maggie Navarro that she was the ideal realtor for selling my home. Experienced, thoughtful, professional, and attentive are just a few of the adjectives I would use to describe her. Her pricing analysis was precisely in line with my extensive research and I'm thrilled to say we have multiple offers over my asking-price. I would definitely use her again and would recommend her to any of my friends interested in selling their homes.
Nancy & Julie (San Marino)
Maggie Navarro came highly recommended by a friend to be our real estate agent. She completely exceeded our expectations. She was extremely professional, kind and very easy to work with. She handled everything with ease and made the very emotional sale of our family home efficient and painless. We highly recommend her and we can't say enough good things about her. She is a gem!!!
G. Cheung (Monterey Park)
Maggie Navarro and her team were consummate professionals. They were efficient and knowledgeable from beginning to end and made the process as easy as possible for me. Thank you Maggie!
After interviewing a number of real estate agents, it wasn’t hard to choose Maggie Navarro out of the field. Instantly her calm demeanor and professional manner set me at ease immediately. The fact that she never hesitated to answer all my questions and encouraged my input spoke volumes about her knowledge of the market and people skills. Maggie’s contacts and access to a number of quality tradesmen made the necessary upgrades a quick and efficient process. My concerns and satisfaction always came first and how do you put a price on that. In conclusion, all I can say is that the money I spent prior to sale were the easiest checks I have ever written. As a testament to her hard work, the property sold for well over the asking price. Thank You, Maggie, for a job well done !!!
Joan Curtain (Los Angeles)
It was a complete pleasure working with Maggie on the sale of two properties of an estate for which I am trustee. She gave excellent advice, made it totally easy for me, and sold the properties quickly and at excellent prices. Who could ask for more?
Catherine & Andrew (Pasadena)
We’ve bought a house and sold a house with Maggie Navarro and we could not recommend her more highly. We met Maggie five years ago in a situation of some urgency. We were a relo on a short timeline with very little knowledge of the LA and San Gabriel Valley area. Maggie was the surest guide we could have had. She made sure we got a house in the best neighborhood we could afford, freely shared tradespeople and local tips, and even helped us to decorate! She was totally right about the dark hardwood floors—they made our house charming and cozy.
This past year another job change required us to sell the Pasadena house—this time, the relo was across the country. Maggie and Liz, her assistant, did everything one would expect from pros—from arranging for the best pictures possible (she even “staged” from her own house!) to the final ink on the deal. What was amazing was all the extra chores necessitated by either one or both of us being across the country. She juggled two separate sets of paperwork, made herself available for all of the house access, etc.—all with her usual attention to detail. She even watered our plants during the termite process, ensuring their survival.
Maggie’s sunny and wise personality, coupled with her deep knowledge of the SGV and surrounding area make her the perfect realtor whether you are a transplant or a local. We feel lucky to have twice worked with her—and if she knew anything about houses in Boston, we’d do it again!