Bought a Single Family home in 2019 in Studio City.
Salvator and his brother Emmanuel (they work as a team) are flat-out extraordinary. The best decision my wife and I made when buying our home in Studio City was to bring them on as our agents.
Let's be honest - in this age of Zillow, you don't particularly need an agent to help you find the right home. You can find what you want online, go to open houses, schedule visits, etc.
The reason you ABSOLUTELY need an agent is the purchase process.
It's ridiculously complex, time-consuming, confusing, and stressful. You're simultaneously dealing with the bank, the escrow company, the insurance company, scheduling 8+ inspections, making offers and counter offers, filling out mountains of paperwork, and much more.
Salvator and Emmanuel handled 90% of this work themselves. It was incredible. They know the best inspectors and were present to monitor every inspection. They advised us on the results. They protected us from people charging too much, or offering unnecessary services. They kept me calm and explained everything to my wife and me with patience and intelligence.
Take my word for it - not all real estate agents are the same. In Los Angeles, it seems like half of the agents out there are screenwriters who need a day job. Salvator and Emmanuel are total pros with many years' experience. Real estate is all they do, and they're amazing at it. They know the best strategies to purchasing a home, they know how to save you money, and they know how to keep things from falling apart (which often happens in the escrow process).
And, to top it all off, they're genuinely good guys with a sense of humor. They take pride in their work, and are super-happy for you when you move into your new home.
Can you tell I like Salvator and Emmanuel? I promise, you will too.