Javier Montiel

    Javier Montiel

    CalDRE #01811005

    My Client Testimonials

    Very very highly recommend Javier to anyone who is selling or buying a home. After meeting with Javier a few times to look at houses we could tell that he truly had what was in our best interest as his drive to find us a home and sell our townhouse. He was always completely honest and upfront about everything. His years of experience has taught him about things to look for when purchasing a home i.e. the placement of water lines, kind of piping, condition of the roof, foundation, electrical. Every time we went to see a house he would inspect everything that he knew to look for and tell us what he seen that was good and bad about the house. He never tried to push a house upon us. He always wanted us to know what we were getting ourselves into. And most importantly he wanted us to be happy and safe with the house we chose. Javier also helped us sell our townhouse and get it ready to show. He gave tips on what we can do to make our home more appealing to a buyer. The little things that you don't think that matters truly does. We showed our townhouse only one weekend and we had many offers right away. Javier is an amazing person and genuine. He has high moral standards and I completely trust him with my family. He will always be the only Realator we will ever use and I completely recommend him. He is more than just our Realtor he became our friend. - Seller & Buyer, West Covina, CA, 2016
    Javier has been amazing in helping us to get our house sold in a short time. He and his team spent time on decorating the home and did open house on weekends. All communication was done via text and email with less than 1-hour response to each request. The property was in good care when he managed to sell it fast. Look forward to working (buying/selling) with Javier again. - Seller, Covina, CA, 2016
    Javier Montiel and Ana were very helpful with my wife and I during our two-year search for our home. They were so patient with us and never tried to rush us in any way. Javier walked us through every step of the home purchasing process from beginning to end on our first meeting and was always available to answer any questions we may have had. They made the process very comfortable for especially my wife. We couldn't have asked for a better realtor team than Javier and Ana, I would highly recommend them to anyone. If your looking for a kind, honest, and not a pushy realtor team, Javier Montiel and Ana are the realtors for you. - Buyer, Covina, CA, 2016
    Javier Montiel is the BEST agent I have ever met. He has been our agent since we bought our first home, finding us a very good deal; few years later he helped us selling it and finding the house of MY DREAMS for a very good price. He is very honest, professional and has great negotiation skills. I would definitely recommend Javier and his assistant Anna. - Seller and Buyer, Covina, CA 2016
    Javier came recommended from my wife's friend whom he helped close on their house. So when it was time for my wife and I to buy a house, we went with Javier and we are sooo glad we did. Upon our initial sit down together, he broke down the entire process and guided me through everything and answered all the questions I had along the way. He really fought for me and protected our contingency and really worked hard for us. Our situation was unique in that we were buying a condo and because I was utilizing my VA loan, the condo's HOA needed to be VA approved. It was nerve racking to say the least because it delayed our loan process and such, but Javier really kept the seller cool and it was just smooth the who way. We are so blessed to have met Javier and his wife and we're so glad that we were still able to close in 30 days even with the VA requiring the HOA approval and all. Javier is such a pro and we took his guidance and recommendation every step of the way and he did not let us down. We are happily moved in and we cannot thank Javier enough for all his hard work in securing our home for us. - Buyer, Monrovia, CA 2017
    Real estate process is usually a nightmare with so many rules, papers to read, papers to sign, forms to fill up, due dates to meet, decisions to make, ... You desperately need somebody to help you on that so complex world. Real estate agents are supposed to be there to guide you but honestly most of them are simple salesmen trying to get the most from your need. That was my experience of buying my house years ago. But there is a remarkable exception and that is the team of Mr. Javier Montiel and his sweet helper, Ana. You sense the difference from the first communication all the way to the last step of the transaction. Our first call to them was on a Sunday afternoon, expecting only to be able to leave a voice message. I was really impressed when they not just answered my call right away but also gave me an appointment for the next day, which happened to be a Holiday. I told my wife This is too good to be true. But Thanks God it was true. I could describe Javier and Ana as professionals, trustworthy, capable, reliable, very qualified, passionate, extremely friendly, detail-oriented, and so many other good adjectives, but let me simply say that they are THE BEST. Working with them you do not feel alone anymore in that scary real estate world, but you feel you have a good friend guiding your every step. Salesmen always point to the good aspects on what they sell, while trying to hide to bad parts of the product. That is not the case with Javier. He will always give you an honest evaluation of the houses you visit, bringing to your attention not only their pros but also their cons; you will be amazed by both his knowledge and his honesty. Bottom line, I assure everybody that with Javier and Ana you will be on the best possible hands to either buy or sell that house. Thanks, Javier and Ana, for putting your client's needs in front of yours. I just wish there will be many more people like you to make this world a lot better place. - Seller & Buyer, Covina, CA 2017
    Javier was our realtor when we sold our home in Covina, CA, in 2014. Within a week, he was able to lock in a buyer, for $10K above asking price, which was already higher than comparables to begin with. At the same time, he helped us find a condo in a very competitive school district area of South Pasadena, CA. The condo was priced to sell (lower than comparables to encourage a bidding scenario,) yet he managed to lock it at that price, with a $3K seller's credit to boot! What's more, he was able to time the sale and the purchase so perfectly, making the whole ordeal less stressful. This year, he did it again with the sale of our condo. We priced it well above comparables, just for the heck of it, and he managed to lock in a CASH buyer at full asking within a week!!! We sold the condo in order to find a multi-unit property in the area. When we found the right property, he was able to lock in the deal at a very substantial price reduction. If you ask me, that is one heck of a maneuver in this seller's market in any neighborhood - let alone our highly competitive neighborhood. But those are not even the best parts of it all. Javier, along with his assistant, Ana, is a delight to deal with. They are professional, yet personal. They go above and beyond the call of duty for anything that comes up during the entire process. They are thorough; they know what's coming up around the corner and are always one step ahead. They keep us posted and are always available. In short, they are simply the best in their field. All these selling and buying, in all these years... As you know, these are some of, if not the, most stressful decisions in our lives. Yet they manage to make them feel like exciting adventures, instead of nerve-wracking events. We just closed escrow, but are actually looking forward to our next adventure with them. You see, early on, their sincerity and honesty have seamlessly earned our complete trust. Javier and Ana are more than our realtors. They have become our family friends. So, would we recommend them to anyone? HECK YEAH!!! - Seller & Buyer, South Pasadena, CA 2017
    Javier Montel did a great job for us! I highly recommend his services. He greatly exceeded our expectations! not only selling our house above the asking price but also in record time. He was there from start to finish and provided all the services required throughout the entire process. He removed the stress of selling a home making it very easy for us. He was in constant communication providing frequent updates. He cares about his clients and worked so hard for us. Thank you, Javier. - Seller, South Pasadena, CA 2018
    The decision to sell a home for some may be an easy one; for my wife and me that was definitely not the case. Emotional ties to the property and anxieties about real estate volatility had us more than concerned about whom we would trust to help us sell our home for the last 17 years. Enter Javier and Ana. Very shortly into our first meeting with them, we knew we had found the right people. Javiers skillset is too vast for a concise review, but put simply what he offers is experience and a genial personality. Javier used his expertise to identify opportunities and his personal touch to make sure we never felt adrift or abandoned. Throughout the entire process of selling our home, Javier and Ana were always there for us: addressing our concerns, guiding us through real estate intricacies, or just offering reassurance when we needed it. Now that the house has been sold and escrow is behind us we are overjoyed. At the same time, we will miss the very special bond we established with Javier and Ana in such a short time. - Seller, Covina, CA 2018
    I absolutely recommend Javier. We met him over 2 years ago. While we were not ready to sell at that time, he kept us informed of market conditions with never any pressure to move forward before we were ready. Javier's knowledge of the market served us well. He advised exactly what needed to be done to our house (and what didn't), hired a fabulous photographer, and held a successful open house on a Saturday and Sunday--we accepted an offer the next day. Javier went above and beyond what we expected to get the best result for us. He is a pleasure to work with and is always responsive. He totally earned our trust, and he will do a fabulous job for you. - Seller, Covina, CA 2018
    Javier is what a true Realtor should be. We have dealt with more Real Estate Agents, residential and commercial, then we would have liked too, and generally found them to be lacking. Not this time. My wife talked to half a dozen agents before finding Javier and once she did, the decision was easy. From the first call through closing they were fantastic! I say they, because Javier's wife Ana is a critical part of the team, and the Yang to his Yin. Their deep knowledge of the market proved invaluable as they worked with us on defining what we wanted from the sale as far as timing and price and helped balance those against market conditions. Throughout the process their communication was clear, concise and designed not just to inform, but educate and provide context. The attention to detail and effort put in to prep our home for showing was beyond compare. When we first met them, we had already started packing and sorting and our home was just short of a disaster zone. With infinite patience they waited while we reached the point of being ready to list and helped us select the furniture arrangements and details to best showcase our homes features. The presentation and photography were beyond our expectations. We signed the contract on Wednesday, they held Open Houses on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and by Monday we had multiple offers over asking price. The service didn't stop there. Through every step of the Escrow process they were there to help. Since we were no longer living in the property full time, Javier would check on it regularly, meet inspectors and repair people and even move the trash cans in and out. We never had to wonder what the status of the transaction was, or what was next. When a decision was necessary, such as responding to a request from the buyer, they would always provide us with all options available and provide an opinion on what they recommended. That recommendation was never pushed on us and always supported with facts from their previous experiences. It doesn't hurt that they are genuinely nice people. They love what they do, and it shows. If you want a first class experience you wont go wrong working with Javier and Ana. - Seller, Covina, CA 2018
    Javier Montiel is the epitome of a professional real estate agent. He raises the bar high for anyone who is in real estate. He not only delivered, but he exceeded our expectations. However, you not only get him but you get Ana, an amazing partner who in my opinion compliment each other. They met every request my wife and I had in regards to selling and buying a new home. We found our dream home, however, we needed to sell our house before we could make a bid. He understood our situation and came up with a strategy to get us the house we wanted. He sold our house on the first day we held an open house and got us above asking. He also spoke directly to the agent who was representing the house we wanted and somehow was able to get our offer accepted. He's very meticulous and detailed oriented which made the process easy on our end. Just listen to his advice and he will make sure you get the best offer available. Definitely the best of the best in his field. Thanks again Javier and Ana, we appreciate everything you did for us, and most definitely looking forward to working with you in the future. - Seller & Buyer, Covina, CA 2018
    No one recommended Javier to us, just looked on line for local agent. First thing, very easy to reach and contact and his quick responses. Second, his expertise. explanation from the beginning of the timeline he setup, to the final funding of the sale. I can add more but this is getting too long. I can vouch for this honest guy if anyone is selling and I would think when buying as well! Thank you Javier and Anna for all your help and tons of good luck for you and Anna for the coming 2019. - Seller, Covina, CA 2018
    From the beginning to the very end of the process of selling our home, Javier exceeded all of our expectations. He is extremely efficient, thorough and very knowledgeable. He was there for us whenever we called him and always kept us informed. We would recommend Javier to anyone without hesitation. Javier and his partner Ana go the extra mile and are really two of the nicest people we've met. - Seller, Covina, CA 2019
    My mother and I just recently became the proud new owners of our first home, and it's all thanks to the amazing dedication of Javier Montiel and his partner Ana. We recommend Javier and Ana without hesitation to anyone who is serious about finding and buying their dream home. From their attentiveness to the client's needs and wants during the first meeting, to their complete and total dedication to guiding the client past the many steps and obstacles encountered before and during escrow, every positive description that other clients offer of Javier and Ana is absolutely true. It's difficult to put into words how special Javier and Ana are, especially in this competitive, volatile, often impersonal SoCal / San Gabriel Valley real estate market. For context, we had been searching for a home on and off for over eight years before being referred to Javier and Ana. Javier and Ana were our fifth realtor/agent team with whom we've worked and they achieved in one summer what others had been unable to do in eight years. Working with Javier and Ana was a reinvigorating and educational experience. We learned more about the homebuying process during our first meeting with Javier and Ana than we had learned during several botched homebuying experiences with other realtors/agents in the years prior. Javier and Ana prove how knowledge, not only in the hands of the realtor, but also in the hands of the buyer truly is a powerful and worthwhile thing to have. Guided by Javier's exceptional knowledge and unmatched deal-making skills, along with Ana's thoughtful approach to property finding, based on her deep understanding of our needs, we were able to negotiate an amazing price on our dream home, a historic craftsman bungalow in the heart of Monrovia. Reaching the end result was quite a journey, and admittedly, our needs and wants were not simple to meet. Javier and Ana demonstrated exceptional patience with us and showed an unwavering commitment to fulfilling our home buying needs even ones we were unaware we had at first. We'll never get tired of saying it. THANK YOU, JAVIER AND ANA! You deserve all the praise in the world for what you do. - Buyer, Monrovia, CA 2019
    We are very blessed to have worked with Javier and Ana! We are very grateful for the exceptional service they provided. From beginning to end, Javier explained the process of purchasing our home in detail and was very knowledgeable and patient with finding the perfect home for our family. Javier and Ana are reliable, friendly and easy to work with. Javiers home evaluations are honest bringing to our attention the good and the bad. They went above and beyond to finding us a home that exceeded our expectations, in the area we wanted. We highly recommend Javier and Ana for selling or purchasing your home. Javier's transparency through the entire process gives you peace of mind and assurance that you have placed your trust in genuine, reliable professionals. We will be forever thankful. - Buyer, Covina, CA 2019
    I have bought and sold 3 family homes in 3 different states and have never had a better realtor experience. Javier is hard-working, flawlessly responsive, and intimately knowledgeable of every step of the home buying process. From my casual search at the beginning to the inspection and closing process; Javier and Ana maintained the same high level of interest and understanding. True customer service that's hard to find in California. - Buyer, Brea, CA 2019
    Javier and Ana make a perfect team!! The selling process of our home was very professional and quick. We normally don't write reviews, but our expectations and results were met with a very high standard regardless of location. The best way to explain in detail how they helped us sell our home, is to describe it with our own experience. - We were referred to them by a close relative and met with them the very next day. - From this meeting, they impressed us with their knowledge and visual expertise. - Since that meeting, they thoroughly explained and guided us through the whole selling process. - Every time we needed to ask them a question or were in doubt about something related to our home, they always answered our calls and were ready with a response and solution. - We are very great full to have met (Javier and Ana) and will definitely recommend them to any member of our family/friend in the need of an Honest and Well Educated / Knowledgeable Realtor. Thank You! Once again for making our selling experience a Great One! - Seller, La Puente, CA 2019
    Extremely grateful to have had Javier and Ana help me and my family with our first home purchase. Javier is so knowledgeable and always answered any question I had. He made us comfortable with expressing any concern with him, and with Every piece of advice he offered I know he had our best interest in mind. He communicated with me thru every process and was on top of the work. Extremely professional. Highly recommend Javier for your real estate needs. Thank you, Javier & Ana, you guys are AWESOME. - Buyer, Covina, CA 2020
    Cliff Notes: While most agents look at their clients as a number and focus on quick turnaround and volume, Javier and Ana treat your home purchase as it should be, your life savings and a deeply personal investment. Having worked with several real estate agents in our life time, Javier and Ana are by far, the very best. Unabridged Version: We met Javier and Ana a year ago, after interviewing 4 different agents. Most of the top rated agents had a team and pawned us off to their sub-agents. Javier and Ana, despite being one of the top rated duos in the area, offer direct and personal support. What really stood out to me was their treating our purchase as if it was their own, and the wildly insightful information Javier would provide during home walk thrus (e.g. what updates would be needed, estimated cost for those updates, return on those updates should we want to sell again, etc). 2019 and 2020 was/is a crazy year to buy. So much so, we were opening up our target home purchase ranging to a small single family to multi family. No where did they pressure us for the more expensive deals, but in fact, negotiated aggressively for the best deals equally. Even several months later, when I was ready to over-bid on anything, Javier would talk reason to me when the deals just weren't good for us. It ultimately led us to buy a phenomenal property that in hindsight, I can say was the best investment for us. Javier and Ana, thanks for your undeniable patience, seeing homes together almost every weekend for a year, negotiating a phenomenal deal for us, and the incredible customer service before escrow, during escrow and even after. You went above and beyond, and we are so thankful. - Buyer, Atwater Village, CA, 2020
    Wow! Javier Montiel made buying our house such a breeze! We have always purchased new homes so working with an agent was somewhat new to us but Javier and Ana made us feel so comfortable. We heard horror stories from friends and family about terrible agents but Javier and Ana are world class agents! Javier was professional and personal and very detailed in all of his communication with us. He never made us feel uncomfortable and helped me every step of the way until the day we got our keys. He will truly be our agent for years to come! I cannot recommend Javier and Ana enough! - Seller & Buyer, Covina, CA, 2020

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