Mr. Robert L. Sevy, CPA Santa Monica, CA 90406
Mr. Wesley V. Wellman Wellman Realty Company 1415 Stanford Street, Suite #5 Santa Monica, CA 90404
In recent years, the understanding of the value of a client and the delivery of quality service seems to be a lost art in the service provider arena.
A lost art except for one place: Wellman Realty Company. You understand that long term relationships are built on honest input, professional conduct and superior service. That is why I have maintained a relationship with you and your organization for over 10 years.
You have taken care of all of my real estate needs from property identification, negotiation, acquisition and disposition to providing a full line of property management services. Thanks to you, and everyone in your organization, for handling all of my real estate needs from "soup to nuts".
I wanted to thank you, Wes, for the excellent service you, and all of your staff at Wellman Realty, have provided me over the last year or so in assisting me in locating, locking-up, negotiating, closing, managing and improving my first two apartment buildings. As these are my first multi-unit real estate investments, I was of course initially somewhat apprehensive - but through your professionalism and keen knowledge of the marketplace you have comfortably eased me into, and guided me through, the entire process, and I am truly excited about the potential.
Being a detail-oriented transactional attorney, yet new to the business of actually purchasing and owning my own apartment buildings, your patient counsel continues to keep me focused on those business issues which could affect my bottom-line, and ignore those which might ultimately scare off a seller or alienate a tenant (and in the end benefit me little). The attention of you and your staff has been appreciated, and I'd also like specifically to thank the other individuals of your staff that I've been working with, such as Guy, who is always tireless and thorough in responding to my inquiries; Christina, who has been great to work with regarding the maintenance and upgrading of each of my buildings; and Vinh, who always responds promptly and cheerily to my requests regarding accounting matters.
Wes, your enthusiasm for your business is infectious, and I trust this is the beginning of a long and mutually rewarding business relationship for both of us, as well as many of my friends and business associates to whom I have been enthusiastically recommending your services.
-- Bruce C. Geyer, Attorney-At-Law
Throughout the process, which had such a good result, you never stopped being flexible, optimistic and the "master strategist". Your common-sense approach to marketing the property was very reassuring. When I returned home from the hospital and spent several weeks convalescing, the last thing I wanted to deal with was a "parade of real estate low-balling bottom feeders" trapesing through the house; gaping at my scar as they passed my bedroom. You prevented that from happening by carefully screening potential buyers; and permitting only qualified and serious buyers to see the house.
Finally, I must thank you for having, what in my experience too few of your colleagues seem to realize, is the best approach to selling property. Your attitude that the "business" of real estate is neither glamorous or dramatic; emotional or sensational, but simply a business transaction, is thoroughly refreshing. You have a knack for eliminating stress and anxiety about moving.
Thank you for your professionalism and expertise. The outcome of selling my home was even more profitable from having done so with you.
Ms. Elizabeth Medway
#4 I would like to express my appreciation for your services on the sale of 1117 24th St., Santa Monica. Your knowledge of the local market in pricing enabled us to obtain an excellent sales price. To obtain an accepted offer 22 days after listing and subsequent closing in 30 days is practically unbelievable in this day and age.
Mr. Jeff Gwynne
#5 I am very happy to write a letter of recommendation for Wesley V. Wellman, Santa Monica realtor, who most successully sold my deceased cousin's property at 1306 Princeton Street, Santa Monica, California last year(1994).
Ms. Virginia B. Marlow
It was a pleasure working with you on this matter and my client was very pleased with the speed, efficiency and courtesy with which you and your office handled all aspects of this sale. He asked me to convey his appreciation to you and I hereby do so and add my own.
If I have any other real estate matters I will take you up on your offer of assistance and information.
Mr. Walter H. King, Attorney-At-Law
#7 We are thankful that we selected you for real estate transactions. You truly represented us and you displayed extreme negotiation skills in obtaining the highest sale price possible. It was through your experienced advice that expedited the transactions. You were persistent and steadfast in your offers and terms, fair and honest, and your loyalty to us was gratifying.
We are slowly adjusting to our new lifestyle in Honolulu and we have no regrets. We might drop in to say hello in October. Give our regards to your efficient staff.
Mr. Milton Chang & Ms. Thelma Chang
#8 In the spring of 1990 Wellman Realty was given the listing of my residential income building in Santa Monica. they supplied me with an in depth market analysis of rental property sales in the area. With their help we set a realistic asking price that I was quite happy with. Within 30 days they were able to find a highly qualified buyer and presented me with an offer at 98.5% of the asking price.
I have known of the Wellman group for a number of years. They do not give pie in the sky prices for listings but recommend a price that is saleable and give service. Should I need a realtor again I would call on Mr. Wellman and his organization.
Mr. Gregory Pesho
We realize how thankless much of your work is, but we really do greatly appreciate everything you do, your skill, your knowledge, your patience and your sense of humor. Being on the Board of Directors and having you as the head of our management company makes it much more pleasant.
Kate and Tom Runyan