Testimonials

 Serving You With HeArt is our motto, and it's not just lip service. Heather and Art have over 40 years of combined Real Estate experience and have seen many changes in market conditions, real estate contracts & technology. Because of our extensive experience, we are confidant in our knowledge of the business, and in our ability to provide both buyers and sellers with the very best representation.

In addition to working hard, we pride ourselves on being good communicators and tending to all of the details involved in the process of purchasing a property. More importantly, we really care about our client's best interests and use all of our experience and resources to bring about the very best outcome.

The following are a few quotes from our clients, as well as other Realtors about recent transactions. If you would like more extensive letters of recommendation, we will gladly provide them.  Please contact us for more information.

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What People Are Saying About HeArt Realtors

Heather and Art are a class act. They are very trustworthy and have lots of experience. Early on in the process they were easy to work with, and organized regarding setting up a timeline for what we needed to do to sell our home. Everything worked out perfectly.” -Carla B., Lindberg Park Seller 2016

 

“Art and Heather helped us sell my mom's house in Culver City. They were extremely responsive and kept in touch with us regularly. Heather even drove to the rescue within minutes when I had flown into town forgetting a house key. They're also very pleasant to work with and they really know the Culver City real estate market; more than that, they live in and love Culver City. While several agents recommended major renovations, they recognized that the house had a great layout and was in terrific shape. No need for renovations. They managed all of the details expertly. The house sold over asking in just a couple of days”. – Janice V., Culver Crest Seller 2015

 

"Art and Heather helped us sell my mom's house in Culver City. They were extremely responsive and kept in touch with us regularly. Heather even drove to the rescue within minutes when I had flown into town forgetting a house key. They're also very pleasant to work with and they really know the Culver City real estate market; more than that, they live in and love Culver City. While several agents recommended major renovations, they recognized that the house had a great layout and was in terrific shape. No need for renovations. They managed all of the details expertly. The house sold over asking in just a couple of days." Joyce V., Culver Crest Seller, 2015

 

“Heather and Art made our recent house sale a great success. They brought all the elements together: marketing, pricing, working with other realtors and presentation. More importantly, they care, they work hard, and they are great people. The sale was fast and went smoothly. I can't recommend them any more highly.” – R.A.M, Carlson Park Sellers 2015

 

“I run a business that involves finding homes for discerning clientele which involves working with various realtors in Los Angeles. However after having Art and Heather (the most knowledgeable, hard working and truthful people) represent me in finding my own home its set the bar high! They are a hidden treasure I cannot recommend highly enough!– J F., Veteran’s Park Buyer 2015

 

“Heather and Art are true professionals, and yet still manage to be excellent friends and neighbors.  We both bought and sold our house with Heart Realtors, and both experiences were seamless and stress-free.  This team is so unique in that they are both realtors, but Art is also an experienced contractor.  When we bought our house and had it inspected, he was there to double check everything.  And when we decided to sell our house this past year, Art helped us work through all of the repairs and issues prior to putting it on the market.  They also helped find us buyers quickly - we accepted an offer we got just 2 days after it went on the market, and it was WAY over the list price.  They were there for us every step of the way, and they are long-time Culver City residents that live in the neighborhood, so they KNOW Culver City real estate.  Our only disappointment is that we had to move away from such great neighbors. We highly, highly recommend them!!!”-  Jasmine Hodari, Seller 2015

                                                                                                                                                                                               

“Heather and Art just sold our condo in Culver City. It was a fixer-upper in a great neighborhood and they were able to get us a great offer in record time. They are completely on the job from the first moment and knew exactly how to manage each step of the process. But aside from their professional skills, which were exemplary, they were warm, honest and enthusiastic supporters of the whole process who really listened to and respected our needs and guided us when we needed it. On top of all that, they gave a donation to my husband's school's booster club from the proceeds of the sale. Thank-you Heather and Art, for doing a great job and supporting the community! You can't go wrong to choose them if you are buying or selling in Culver City!”- Elizabeth Olliff, Seller 2015

 

"Heather and Art make it look easy. I couldn't have asked for a better buying experience and you get two for the price of one! Heather and Art went above and beyond to ingratiate themselves with the Seller's agent and to make sure they negotiated the best terms on my behalf. I wouldn't have come out on top of 4 other bidders without them. Plus, Art is a general contractor and his advice comes in very handy when buying a new home.  I would recommend them without any reservation." - Jorge Garza, Buyer 2015

 

 

“Heather and Art are consummate professionals. I can honestly say that if it were not for Heather and Art, we would not have landed our dream home! They were with us every step of the way--giving us their honest, unvarnished opinions at the open house, guiding us through a very tense, stressful, multiple-offer/counter-offer/counter-counter-offer scenario in which we ultimately prevailed (thanks to their brilliant advice), and negotiating significant credits and purchase price reductions after the inspections revealed a number of issues with the property. They checked in with us frequently throughout the process and simplified what can be a terrifying and overwhelming experience--always making time to answer our questions and assuage our concerns. We trust them 100% and feel lucky to have worked with them! - Pamela Colingwood, Buyer/Seller 2015

 

"Heather and Art were knowledgeable and helpful in selling my condo and making the transition moving out of state. Heather knows a lot about Culver City and the market. She was very optimistic that we'd get above asking price and we did. I will forever be grateful to Heather and Art for their excellent work.”-  Thea Smalley, Seller 2015

 

Our friends worked with Heather and Art and recommended them to us. We are so grateful they did. Heather truly listened to our needs and desires, and we felt extremely supported from beginning to end. Even when things got challenging Heather remained calm, focused and enthusiastic. My husband and I appreciated that they were never "sales-y" or pushy, and gave us honest opinions on whether a property was a good value. Art is a contractor and he offered valuable feedback - such a bonus. It is obvious they both love what they do. These are honest and good people who care about their clients and community. We are so happy to call them our friends - and now neighbors.”-  Regina Gong, Buyer 2015

 

"Thank you so much for your excellent work and professionalism. You guys are top notch. Every home seller should be as lucky as we, to have you on the team."-  Manny & Candy Greenfield, Sellers 2015

 

"We recently listed our home, sold it (well over asking price) and purchased a new home (under asking price) within one month! Their advice proved valuable on everything from how best to spruce up our home and stage it, to how best respond to multiple offers.  Furthermore, they advocated tirelessly on our behalf on the purchase of our new home to ensure our new investment was safe and secure. Heather and Art truly were with us every step of the way and we couldn't have done it without them; they were our trusted partners.  If you're looking for realtors who will go above and beyond, then look no further!" - Steve & Mer W., Seller/Buyer 2015 

 

"Heather and Art were really great to work with.  They are genuinely nice people who are specialists in the neighborhood where we sold our home (Lindberg Park).  They were very prepared during all of our meetings--always had comps and knew about every single house that was on the list and why ours should be priced higher or lower than it.  We really credit them with the initial pricing strategy and the counter strategy.  They know what they are doing and will get you top dollar for your house.  Our house sold at a record price and would have been higher if not for appraisal issues that were out of their control!" -  Becca K., Seller, 2014

 

"I recently sold my condo and purchased my dream home within months of each other. It was one of the most stressful times in my life. I couldn't have done it without my realtor, Heather Coombs Perez. I can't imagine anyone being more supportive and thoughtful. From day one, Heather was a genuine team member. These were as much her projects as they were mine and she and her husband, Art, offered incredibly valuable advice and time. Art, who is also a home builder, came to the table with countless references for trustworthy and thorough vendors and inspectors. I felt genuinely safe. My wife and I found our dream home after a couple of weekends. I can't imagine that we looked at more than six or seven properties. She took careful notes of what we were looking for and she found it. We were home. 

As for the sale of my condo, Heather and Art certainly helped there, and I have to say she more than earned her commission. In the end, we got well over asking price, as Heather was instrumental in staging and offering ideas for bringing added value to our property.  Outside of being great realtors, I sincerely think that Heather and Art are just good people." -  Doyle H., Buyer/Seller, 2014

 

"Heather and Art are a hardworking, dedicated, extremely knowledgeable team who are with you every step of the way through what can be an extremely stressful process. They were always there to answer all of our (numerous) questions and we really appreciated being able to rely on not only their real estate expertise, but Heather's vast knowledge about everything Culver City and Art's extensive background with renovations and construction. They go above and beyond for their clients and truly deserve all of the accolades they receive for their stellar service. We are thankful that a friend recommended Heather and Art and we look forward to call them our neighbors!" - Rachel R., Buyer, 2014

 

"Heather Perez knows her market, is fully invested in doing what is best for her client, but is willing to work within the parameters that the client places on her. She is energetic and constantly in contact and stays on top of her transactions. Even when she is on vacation, she makes sure things are moving forward. I would gladly recommend her to either a buyer or a seller." - Tina T., Seller, 2014

 

“Being a first time home buyer can be VERY stressful…but Heather and Art were able to answer all of our MANY questions and really put us at ease.

 Heather is so familiar with the Culver City area and not once become pushy or "salesy" - she was always very considerate and really respected our opinions and parameters for what we wanted to see in our "perfect home"

Art was patient and accommodating with us with our many "what if" construction/remodeling questions as well!  

Having access to online sites like Redfin is helpful only to a certain extent - it was 100% Heather who notified us of this gem of a home before everyone else got wind of it.

  "We couldn't be happier with our new home and it's all due to Heather and Art!!” - Cindy H., Buyer 2014

 

"Upon deciding that we wanted to move to Culver City, I inquired with some folks about agents they recommend, and when a trusted advisor said, 'Culver City?…you gotta call Heather Coombs Perez as she and her family have been there forever and knows everything about the area. So I gave her a call.

From the first phone call on, Heather was great to work with. Being a first time homebuyer, I had lots and lots of questions and concerns, and she graciously helped answer all that I threw at her…What's the personality of this or that neighborhood? Details about each school? Local contractor recommendations? Restaurant opinions? Construction advice (with Art's assistance), You name it….

I definitely recommend Heather and Art for your next home purchase. They worked hard and are great, caring people to have on your team!" - Ken M., Buyer 2013

 

What can I say...Heather and Art are great. We threw a 1031 equity swap at Heather. She took on the sale of our old unit and the purchase of our new unit and handled the multitude of details flawlessly. She kept things moving forward seamlessly. Art did a great job with the remodel of the unit we sold. Then Heather "staged" it for maximum appeal. We got a price that frankly we were shocked to get. And then she helped to find a much larger unit to buy and even got us a great tenant. I don't think I could have survived the process if I was not completely confident that Heather would take care of me and my family.

Now the dirty truth. I have known both Heather and Art for years. I never considered using anyone else. But having said this I know in my heart that our friendship never entered into the equation. Both of them would do the same job for a perfect stranger. Their professionalism was A plus.

And they are both very nice too. -  Larry W., Buyer & Seller, 2013

 

"I heard about Heart Realtors after asking for a realtor recommendation on a parent message board for the Culver City school that my daughter attends. I received multiple replies with rave recommendations for Heart Realtors. They have nothing short of a stellar reputation in the Culver City community.

I first met with Heather to discuss the Culver City real estate market. She answered my quest

ions thoroughly and provided great insight and expertise informed by decades of experience with the area. Her first priority was to make sure she understood what we were looking for. Then the search was on!

I worked with Heather for the next year while in the market for a new home. During this time, I never once felt pressured to buy. When we viewed homes together, what really impressed me was both she and Art were extremely honest about assessing the home and sharing their thoughts, both positive and negative. Art is a contractor and is also able to assess the home structurally. This was invaluable to us because he brought to light things about a home that we would never have noticed or considered on our own.

When we were ready to make an offer on a home, Heather was great with getting our offer package just right so that it would stand out. Once in escrow, Heather's vast network of contacts made an extremely complicated process go as seamlessly as possible.

We are in our new home now and are very happy, mainly, because our expectations were managed flawlessly with our purchase as a result of working with Heart Realtors!

Five stars isn't enough to show my appreciation for Heather and Art Coombs Perez. It is clear that they love what they do and they do with with a lot of HEART!!! They are gems!!!" -  Maximinia J., Buyer, 2013

 

"It was an absolute pleasure to work with you. Thank you for your assistance and expertise. -

Rob Mulleneaux, Buyer, 2012

 

"I recently sold my condo and purchased my dream home within months of each other. It was one of the most stressful times in my life. I couldn't have done it without my realtor, Heather. I can't imagine anyone being more supportive and thoughtful. From day one, Heather was a genuine team member.  She and her husband, Art, offered incredibly valuable advice and time. Art, who is also a home builder, came to the table with countless references for trustworthy and thorough vendors and inspectors. I felt genuinely safe. My wife and I found our dream home after a couple of weekends. I can't imagine that we looked at more than six or seven properties. She took careful notes of what we were looking for and she found it. We were home. As for the sale of my condo, - we got well over asking price, as Heather was instrumental in staging and offering ideas for bringing added value to our property. Outside of being great realtors, I sincerely think that Heather and Art are just good people."

Doyle Hanks, 2013

 

"Heather and Art are a dynamite team!  Heather guided us patiently through our homebuying experience, and she exceeded all of our expectations!  Her knowledge and expertise in real estate made our experience a happy, smooth one.  She not only took the time to get to know our family, she went above and beyond to make sure we got just what we were looking for.  And once we found our dream home, Art made the renovations a breeze!  He is a highly skilled contractor who gave us exactly what we wanted in record time so we could move in.  Heather and Art both gave a hundred and ten percent to our home buying and renovating experience.  We would HIGHLY recommend this team for anyone looking to buy or sell in Culver City." - Kelly Helyar, 2012

 

"Nothing I can say will adequately impart the satisfaction that my wife and I felt upon successful closure of our Escrow. To be clear, I placed high service level expectations upon Heather. She met and exceeded those expectations routinely. Not a single miss step, error in execution or timing occurred throughout the sale and escrow period. I highly recommend her for your real estate selling/buying needs." - Brian Hammer, Seller 2013

 


"Heather and Art worked incredibly hard for our family. Our escrow was a complete nightmare due to the sellers and their real estate agent. We almost cancelled the sale multiple times and finally closed after almost four months in escrow.  Heather and Art were there supporting us the whole way.  Heather puts her heart and soul into her work and cares personally about her clients.  Art is a contractor as well as an agent, and is an expert in renovation costs that are part of the decision making process when deciding to invest in a home.  We feel so lucky to have had such a persistent, professional and supportive team with us throughout the otherwise difficult process.  I am not sure we would have gotten our dream house without them!" - Crystal & Jason King, 2013

 

"Several months ago, Heather Coombs Perez knocked on my door. I wasn't ready to sell my house, but I asked her what she thought it was worth. She said $640-680K, depending on condition. I thought it would be worth less than that. A month later, I needed to sell my house, I called her. She, and her husband Art, led me through the entire process, including cleaning up my house, painting, floor refinishing, etc., to make this house beautiful. They listed it for $695K. After many offers, it sold for $795K, including one free month's rentback. Then, they helped me find a new place. I have dealt with many realtors in the past... these guys are amazing!" - Jim Greenland, Seller, 2013

 

"I am so grateful to have an agent who is honest and has principles." - Violet Munger, 2012

 

"We met more than 50 realtors, browsing open houses for more than a year. None of them stood out to us more than Heather. She gained our trust right from the start, initially convincing us not to move forward on putting an offer on a house on two separate occasions. It was clear from the beginning that she was honest, hard-working and professional. When we finally found the right place for us, she and her husband guided us through the entire process, helping us first-time home buyers at each step of the way. We couldn't have had a better experience throughout it, and would recommend both Art and Heather to anyone." - Kevin Wylie, buyer in Westchester CA 2013

 

"Heather working with the collaboration of her husband, Art, who is a contractor, literally worked miracles for me in handling the sale of our family home. As I live out of state I left everything to them to handle, and they were able to close escrow in a very timely manner for a price I never expected." - David Paperny Honolulu, Hawaii

 

"Heather & Art are a great team! As long term residents of Culver City, we appreciated their intimate knowledge of the community and familiarity with the local real estate market. But most important, they are just good, honest people, which are attributes that are hard to come by these days." - Ron Kishiyama & Joy Asamen Sunkist Park Sellers

 

"Heather & Art are a terrific team and work well together. The clients probably see more of Heather and I found her to be a multi-tasking professional. She is personable, capable and knowledgeable about Culver City and its environs. She is a strategic thinker who has a lot of creative ideas when negotiating a deal. As a team they are direct and honest in their approach to avoid later misunderstandings and disappointments. I can't imagine working with anyone else." A Happy Buyer in 2013

 

"I had a wonderful experience with Heather and Art. They are trustworthy and were able to sell our house quickly. They are very familiar with the Culver City/Westside area. I would recommend listing with them!" Licet Zalma

"Heather, Thank you for making a difficult situation a painless and smooth process. Your professionalism and attention to detail made selling our home like a walk in the park. Thank you for all your help." Holden Zalma

 

"Heather and Art, you were truly amazing and dedicated during our home buying process. Thank you!" Kelly and John Helyar

 

"I can't say enough about Heather at HeArt Realtors.  We needed to sell our house quickly, with a very fast closing.  Not only did she price the home exactly where it needed to be to take advantage of the summer buying period, but she offered huge moral support to us during the whole moving process.  She went above and beyond in every aspect from creating listings, to staffing open houses and generally helping us through a very emotional and stressful tme.  Not only did she obtain multiple offers for us, but she negotiated with the buyer's agents to truly solidify an offer in our best interest.  She was instrumetnal in helping us meet our tight timeline, and the affiliate companies she worked with to ensure our closing happened on time, were very professional.  I would recommend Heather to anyone looking to buy or sell in Culver City or surrounding areas.  Thank you, Heather!" - Jana Williams

 

"Relocating is never easy.  My move from the East coast to California was complicated not only by the intervening 3,000 miles but also by my various requirements that any prospective house MUST have gardening space, walkability to good restaurants, a movie theater, and, of course, be adorable! Heather, working closely with my daughter who does live locally, found the perfect spot. My daughter was especially grateful that Heather carefully pre-sifted through the listings, showing us only those properties Heather deemed suitable. Heather's expertise was also evident during the final negotiations showing us how to separate emotions from reality, explaining the endless and daunting paperwork and generally acting as our very competent liaison between other realtors, seller, etc., often at odd hours, sometimes through her dinner hour. I couldn't ask for more. Heather will get the first tomato/basil sandwich from my garden!"

Louise Heinze formerly of Massachusetts, now from Culver City

 

"Heather was a phenomenal person to have on our side as we embarked on the roller coaster ride of buying a house for the first time. She figuratively (and literally, at times!) held our hands as we looked at different houses, decided on what we wanted, put bids on houses and then went through Escrow. Heather patiently explained each detail and took care of so much, she actually managed to make the process easy and fun. And the best part -- we got quite a large credit that we used to re-wire the house and do some cosmetic work. Art (Heather's husband) took care of the contracting side of things and was easy to work with and accomodating. The work looks great and electric is perfect. The day we got the keys, Heather and Art took a little video of my husband carrying me across the threshold -- hilarious! From start to finish, they made the process fun, put stress in perspective and hammered out details so that we could get more for our money. Thanks Heather and Art for making first-time home-buying less stressful and more fun!"

Lauren and Ben Anton

 

"As the proud new owners of a home in Culver City, we can't say enough about the professionalism and support provided by Heather and Art during our home buying process.  Heather and Art came highly recommended, having hands-on knowledge in the neighborhoods we were most interested in exploring.  We found Heather and Art to be straightforward, genuine, and detail-oriented.  Whether it was advising us on the implications of the home inspection, or answering all of our questions through the contract and escrow process, Heather and Art consistently provided us with an unmatched level of service.  I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell in Culver City." - Rashidi and Jasmine Hodari

"Thank you so much Art and Heather for ALL you two have done.  You're the best and most awesome, not just realtors, but people!!!!"  - Penny Koyama

 

"Thank you for making this such a smooth transaction." Jessica Heredia of the Bob Waldron Team, Coldwell Banker

 

"Already accepted, Heather is a persuasive one."  Danielle Bald, Maxim Properties

 

"I have been telling everybody how wonderful it is to deal with a really nice agent!" - Linda Arquieta-Herrera, Realty Executives

 

"You were a pleasure to deal with and I thank you for making things so easy for all of us. Anytime in the future I see a transaction with your name on it I will always put you on top. You're a great agent!" - Kristian Bonk of the Rory Posin Team, ReMax

 

"...More than anything, she listened to me and almost immediately got what I was looking for. She was aggresive and up front in discussing bidding strategy, so that I believe we got the best deal possible, well below asking price." - Kathleen Yasuda, Buyer

 

"She was up-to-date on each house that went on the market and I felt well-informed and confident that she was looking out for us"  Thai & David Checel, Buyer & Seller

 

"This deal would have been impossible without your patience and knowledge. From planting flowers to replacing sewer lines you both hung in there. With much appreciation, I thank you." - Judy Grana, Seller

 

"Heather was very attentive and detail oriented, I always felt that she was on my side. She always made me feel very taken care of, and that my best interests were being served. The same is true for her husband, Art. He would suggest the best route for me in regards to the physical condition of my home, and help me choose the right contractor for the job." - Michael Simpson, Seller