Lynda has worked very hard to earn her excellent reputation with her clients. Here is what some of them have to say:
September 19, 2012
September 29, 2012
July 2011: Carol and I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for all you did regarding the sale of our Torrance home. We had seen your 'SOLD" signs all over the West High area for the past 11 years so when it came time to sell, in our minds, there was no other choice. We wanted the best and it was you. You strategized with us, coached us, protected us and you got results and for that we will be forever grateful. We really appreciate everything you did to make the sale of our home as quick as possible. Thanks for everything Lynda, you are awesome!"
1/5/09: My name is Rick Fritz and I’m a local Real Estate Appraiser here in the South Bay. In appraising homes in this trying current market, quite often I rely on realtor’s opinions and expertise in their markets. During this appraisal in the Torrance West High area, I phoned Lynda and she called me right back, answered all my questions and then some. This kind of information helps me make an informed opinion of value which keeps my clients happy. I speak with a lot of realtors and in my opinion, if you’re looking for a home in the West Torrance area, you can’t go wrong here. Rick Fritz The Appraisal Group 310-951-2333
9/08 – Lynda flawlessly handled the sale of my home in West Torrance in April 2008, and although it was an extremely uncertain real estate market and I had to sell the home quickly due to difficult and extenuating circumstances, I could not have faired better or been more satisfied with my experience.
Choosing Lynda was not a difficult decision since she specializes in West Torrance. All the same, I interviewed other agents to be safe. Lynda was every bit as professional as the others, but displayed a sincerity and warmth that appealed to me. Also, it didn’t hurt that a house she listed half a block away sold in about three days. Lynda understood the market challenges and knew exactly the right approach to listing my home. She didn’t hesitate in recommending a list price that would attract multiple offers. My trust in her paid off. I received 17 offers in about five days, and accepted a very generous offer. So despite the soft market and mortgage crisis, my home sold above list price and escrow took less than three weeks.
Lynda is a consummate professional and a great person. She moves quickly and aggressively through the home-selling process, but is thorough and very conscientious. She saved me money by recommending just the right amount of prep work and repairs prior to sale. She has a rolodex full of loyal contacts - painters, gardeners, handymen, contractors, etc – whatever the situation calls for. She has a calm demeanor and sincerely cares about providing the best service she can. She also went above and beyond what is normally expected of an agent several times for me, and I am truly grateful for her help. I would recommend Lynda without reservation to anyone thinking of buying or selling in West Torrance, or anywhere for that matter. Fernando P9/26/08: I write this out of respect and admiration for the service and kindness Lynda showed in a difficult escrow in a difficult market. I am a real estate broker and I admit readily that she is much better than myself. In short, this is the best agent I have met in my thirty years in real estate. Lynda is the real deal. Lon Larsen
8/08 Lynda -- just a note to thank you very much for the successful closing of my Dad's house. It was a tough market, and an even tougher financial climate, but you managed to get it sold and closed. We really appreciate all of your hard efforts and perseverance. -- Susan
8/29/08 Lynda -- just a note to thank you very much for the successful closing of my Dad's house. It was a tough market, and an even tougher financial climate, but you managed to get it sold and closed. We really appreciate all of your hard efforts and perseverance.
It looks like activity is starting to pick up -- albeit at foreclosure prices! Best of luck to you in the future -- Susan
11/15/06 This is a reference letter for Lynda and I am honored to be writing it. In 2006 I got engaged and due to commute issues and the simple desire to start our married life off fresh, we bought a new house in Playa del Rey. We discovered the house we purchased in something of a fluke (well before what we had intended) and I needed to sell my West High home in a hurry.
As I quickly got the property in shape to show, I did some due diligence for a realtor. One cannot live in the West High neighborhood and not know the name Lynda McDonough. Between word of mouth (my next door neighbors had high praise after they used her to sell their home), her flyers, and other marketing efforts, she is a presence. I called her to see what she thought about selling my home. She came by later that day with a thorough presentation.
Unlike the other realtors I consulted, Lynda actually knew my house. She also had a much greater feel for the market in the area, and she had a much more comprehensive and thought-out plan for selling a house. Her efforts went far beyond a sign in the yard and a listing on the MLS. Her knowledge and professionalism made her the clear choice and her enthusiasm and positive attitude made the decision to use her as my agent that much easier. Knowing my eagerness to sell, she had it on the market and fully advertised in less than a week.
Unfortunately the time in which I decided to sell happened to be less than ideal. Housing prices had just peaked and fear of a “bubble burst” had the market in a holding pattern. During this time -- when I was already committed to another house, prices were dropping, and buyers were scarce -- it became more and more evident that I had chosen the right agent. Lynda did an outstanding job of tracking the market, using inventive means to advertise my house, and keeping the lines of communication open.
She had the perfect blend of realism and optimism. She knew she could sell my house and had a clear determination to do so. But the uncertain market required extra effort and diligence. Those were things that Lynda was more than willing to put in and she did so instinctively.
While the market wavered, my confidence in Lynda never did. And sure enough she was able to sell my house during these trying times. She found a great buyer and a fair deal.
During my time of working with Lynda I grew to truly appreciate her as a professional and genuinely like her as a person. She took time out of her life several times to help me with personal matters and even arrange some repairs and other services after I had moved out and was out town. Lynda McDonough is great agent and an even better person and I cannot recommend her highly enough to anyone wanting a real estate agent in the West High neighborhood. G. Bradley 11/15/06
|Lynda McDonough of Century 21 Amber Realty handled a very difficult out-of-state sale for me during the summer and fall of 2006. Her marketing knowledge and marketing plan resulted in a very quick sale during a down market time. She exhibited extreme professionalism and knowledge of the market at all times. She kept me informed of the ongoing status of the sale, arranged for various vendors that helped with everything from an eviction attorney, to a locksmith, to a hauling/landscaping/cleaning crew. She even appeared in court with me willing to testify if it was needed. She got the price I was asking in a matter of days once the house was on the market. I cannot recommend Lynda highly enough. Robbie Whittle, 2006.|
We are settling into our new home and wanted to thank you for your professional assistance with selling our old house. Your patience and encouragement, as well as your knowledge and skill was very much appreciated! John and Jeanne Fisher, 11/2000.
I do thank you and once again "Century 21" stands out as the Southwood's number One realtor. Youre always there. Thank you. J.H.
|You are by far the most competent woman I have met in years! You also have an outstanding character. I am very happy with the way all turned out with the sale of my house. Im glad the buyers are happy also. God Bless! Lynn Newman!|
|I feel that you did so much more because of the earthquake and re-inspection-and after I left the area! It was quite an achievement to get it all cleared up in a week. Much appreciation. V. Dunn.|
|Your service was much better than our expectations. You had very helpful advise in the repairs and all your open houses were very helpful to the sale, too. You kept your promises, stayed in touch, and worked hard for us. Thank you.|
Dear Lynda, Thank you so much for all that you did to sell our house. Your professionalism and level of expertise is unsurpassed.