Vicky and Jeff Botsford, with over 40 years experience in both commercial and residential real estate, decided to expand their forces in 2011. Aason Alms, with more than 20 years experience herself, joined as an agent who specializes in Pasadena and surrounding neighborhoods. Kevin Botsford subsequently joined as a specialist in the Westside neighborhoods. Together they create a formidable team to ensure their clients receive the best representation and exposure possible. The Botsford Group continues a tradition of serving their clients from all generations.
Bought a Townhouse home in 2014 for approximately $1.375M in South Arroyo, Pasadena, CA.
Aason was very professional, from the very beginning. We explained what we were looking for and she immediately came up with some leads. She made our search for a home, her search for our home! Aason is a very patient person and is looking for people to find the “right” house for them. She was always very responsive, either answering your call or had a quick email response and a time she could talk later. Her inside knowledge of the greater Pasadena area assisted us with our positioning. In addition, her experience and orientation on detail helped with the escrow paperwork/process.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $2.1M in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, CA.
Aason was the consummate professional, very understanding, and constantly looking out for our best interests throughout the home buying process. My wife and I were moving from San Francisco to Los Angeles, but we were unsure what neighborhood would suit us best. We first evaluated Pasadena and San Marino, and Aason was incredibly easy in working around our busy travel schedules for weekend house tours (flying in from SF and out of country) and doing a lot of leg work to save us time.
Aason knew every detail about every block, not just the basics on school, retail, and safety, but also the rich history and personalities of the residents. This was invaluable to differentiate specific blocks!
Unfortunately, given we didn't know the LA area well, we couldn't decide immediately on a house, and ended up renting upon moving to LA while we continued our search. This postponed our purchase by a year, and I'm sure Aason was wondering whether we would purchase a house at all!
Half a year later, towards fall of 2013, we resumed our search and decided that we wanted to be more central, and we focused on Los Feliz, Silverlake, and Larchmont areas. We finally bid on one house, and the negotiations could hardly be called that -- Aason was instrumental in working with all parties to make sure we got a price that made sense for us, while providing valuable advice in how to negotiate given the dynamics. Ultimately she helped us purchase the house well below asking price on outstanding terms with the seller.
Note: the only reason Aason gets a "4" rating on local knowledge is that she didn't specialize in the Los Feliz area. Yet she did the legwork to get up to speed, and most importantly leverage her contacts to build a trusting relationship with the seller's agent. If we had stayed in the original Pasadena or San Marino area, I could imagine no one better than Aason!
We have worked with Aason on three real estate transactions - a purchase, a sale and a lease. She was the best! She payed attention to every detail, responded quickly to any request, and advocated for us so that we were happy with our results every time. We look forward to working with her again in the future if the need arises, and we recommend her for anyone looking for a real estate professional.
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