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"In over twenty years working with residential real estate professionals buying and selling our homes, we have never worked with anyone like Peggy. She is the most professional and responsive realtor with whom we have ever worked. Peggy followed up on every question and detail, she is direct and showed excellent judgment during the critical moments in our purchase. We look forward to working with her again!"

~ Mr. and Mrs. Jackson

"Peggy has the experience to help guide the purchaser thru the subtle differences that impact the value and desirability of one home over another to protect the buyer's future home sales and happiness.

Peggy's depth of knowledge and a relationship with other real estate professionals that are needed for the purchase of the best home for you is a huge plus particularly in this difficult market.  Her professional and enthusiastic approach to home sales is as good as it gets. I'm sure that you will have the same high quality and enjoyable experience as our family has had."


~ Stephen W. Hair

"Ms. Olcese's integrity and work ethic could only be described as outstanding.  Since our purchase of the home, she has gone out of her way to make our move smooth and comfortable."

~ Dr. Michael F. Hair
Interstate Land Company

"Our experience in the quick identification of our requirements and purchase of this home was close to flawless as possible. This is due to the extremely knowledgeable, experienced and very professional Peggy Olcese who worked with us so well in identifying some great properties and then once we found our gem, Peggy was the key factor in making the deal happen and seeing it through to a relatively easy and certainly quick closure."

~ Marti Pozzi

"We got along immediately and worked closely together until we found the place that we ultimately purchased.

According to everyone involved, and certainly to us, our closing went seamlessly. Peggy was ready and available to handle every contingency.  All ancillary people that were referred to u by Peggy completed their tasks quickly and efficiently."

~ Dr. & Mrs. Rosenbloom

"Peggy handled the transaction most professionally from start to finish. We encountered no difficulty in any  of the paperwork, inspections, opening and closing escrow.  She was aggressive in her approach to the sale.  She advertised, help open houses when desired and found a reliable buyer.

We have previously worked with Peggy and with the purchase of a home.  In that instance, everything was managed with utmost of care.  She was responsible for contacting all contractors for inspections as well as the necessary companies for escrow and title search.

We would highly recommend Peggy Olcese as an outstanding real estate agent."

~ Mr. & Mrs. Kaplan

Unlike most realtors that we've worked with in the past, Peggy actually listened to what we were looking for in a home and didn't waste our time with showing us properties that didn't match our needs or our price point.   When she found us our dream home, she made the entire buying experience enjoyable and the overall process was smooth.   She is a tough negotiator with a heart of gold.  Her experience and attention to detail separate her from the rest. 

~Dr Steve and Trish Jochen

"Peggy listened to what we wanted, suggested what we needed, and led us through the campaigns.

Optimistic but no Pollyanna, tough in the trenches, organized, hard-working, and helpful in all sorts of unexpected ways, Peggy was an ally in the challenge and has become a friend to our family."

~ Mr. & Mrs. Chubb

"We wanted to drop you a note and say how thrilled we were with your professionalism in the purchase of our new home.  We know sometimes it was not easy. Our definition of what we were looking for was not as concrete as it should have been.  This resulted in looking at over 50 homes in a variety of areas and styles until finally narrowed in on one. Throughout all of this you were professional, caring , guiding and patient."

~ Mr. & Mrs. Porterfield


"You have been and will continue to be a fantastic real estate agent for myself and my colleagues in the Los Angeles area.  You have not only remained professional, persistent, and patient with my many different stages of real estate investments and ideas, but you have also become a trusted friend. I couldn't imagine making a real estate move of any kind (or to anywhere) without your direct involvement."

~ Mark Hodson
VP - Corporate Development
United Online, Inc.


"Though all the frustrations and difficulties (a 14 month escrow, a landslide after the offer acceptance, a non-responsive seller and squatting tenants), Peggy steered the coarse. Without her professionalism, expertise and effort, we never would have closed on a house we desperately wanted.  She was relentless in pushing our interests and in keeping matters moving until the end point.  I am sure she must have wanted to walk away from the whole thing many times, but remained calm and positive in the face of it all -- and in the end, she got us the place we wanted.

We would (and do) recommend Peggy as an agent to our friends and colleagues. After all we have (all) been through with this deal, any straightforward sale/purchase must be a cakewalk for her. A complicated and difficult deal seemed to bring out her professionalism and determination.  Either way, she clearly is an excellent real estate agent."

~ Patrice Rosenthal

"In our search for a Realtor, we did our homework, and, as we all know, word of mouth is by far the best advertisement.  Peggy came highly recommended by our friends and clients, whose opinions we respect.  The thirty page property profile and market analysis presentation was impressive and professional. Our home sold in one week and we were very comfortable with the selling price. Peggy took the time to walk us through step by step the legal jargon of the purchase and escrow contracts. When our house sold so quickly we panicked.  We called Peggy and asked for her help.  On a daily basis she pulled the rental listings in the area.  She made the many phone calls, set up the appointments, wrote a letter in our behalf, picked us up (at our convenience) to show us the rentals and did all the paper work to seal the deal."

~ John, Joey and Erik Norin


"Congratulations on being a part of the NRT's Top 1,000 Sales Associates in the third quarter of 2010.  Given the ongoing challenges of today's real estate market, this is a notable achievement indeed. You have demonstrated perseverance, focus and the ability to achieve extraordinary results.

To put this distinction in perspective, you ranked 55 among our 45,000 sales associates across the country."

~ Bruce G. Zipf
President & CEO




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