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by May Bugenhagen on Ahead of the Curve Homes
Lorin helped me two times!!

When I bought my house in 2002, Lorin was my agent. When I just sold the same house in 2019, she and Erica helped me sell it. It's always so easy to work with Lorin. I can ask her any questions and she gets an answer and helps me out with that. Whether it's finding a roofer, someone to look at the foundation, or a pest control person, things were done in a timely manner. We put a new roof before the house was sold; roofers are so unreliable in LA, it was nice that this roofer was trustworthy. I would recommend Lorin and Erica team to anyone who needs to buy or sell. I have referred Lorin someone (Jon S) many years ago and they were also very happy with her.

by Anonymous on Ahead of the Curve Homes

It was an absolute pleasure working with Erica Lockhart to not only sell our home but to purchase a new home for our family. Erica is truly a professional, extremely knowledgeable, very responsive and on top of every conceivable situation. We were so lucky to work with Erica and Lorin in this process which can be challenging. From the start they knew what to do, what to look out for, what would come next and how to make this process as smooth as you could imagine. We were blown away with our first meeting in which they laid out explicit information about our area, our home and how to make our dream come true. Erica and Lorin are not only well skilled but they are connected to a wealth of resources that are so critical to the process of selling/buying a home. We are so happy with the sell of our home and the purchase of our new home. We would strongly recommend Erica if you want to sell your home and/or buy one with a seamless process. Erica is amazing! She will be right there with you through and through. She definitely knows her stuff and fellow realtors know her too. This relationship worked out great as we looked at homes and submitted offers. Her relationship with not only you as a seller/buyer but with fellow realtors made the world of a difference in our experience. This is the purchase of our 3rd home so we've been through this process before and Erica by far is top notch! With Erica on your team, you are winning from the start!

by Shelley D on Ahead of the Curve Homes

Erica is an exceptional agent — knowledgeable, communicative, resourceful, pragmatic, efficient, eloquent, and truly lovely to work with. She made dealing with an unorthodox seller so much easier than it might have been. Her positive disposition helped us stay even keel during negotiations and she deftly steered the deal in the right direction when it could have easily gone sideways. Even after we closed, she was so helpful connecting us with contractors and vendors. She really knows her stuff. She’s magic.I feel especially lucky to have had Erica on our side in this crazy, competitive market. (Thank you, Zillow, for helping me find her!) I will definitely use her for future real estate transactions and will recommend her to friends very, very highly!

I couldn’t be happier with Lorin Ruttenberg and Erica Lockhart of COMPASS / Ahead of the Curve Homes. This was my 7th & 8th real estate transaction and they were superb on both sides. Their presentation for the sale of my house was thorough. They were very honest about the challenges of the property while giving a fair assessment of the value. It was not a sales pitch, it was a collaboration which I immediately trusted and appreciated. Both were extremely knowledgeable about the areas that I was interested in for the purchase and were able to give me specifics about the pros & cons of each area. Singularly & collectively they were able to navigate my needs and provide concierge service when I needed it or space when I needed it. These two women are highly professional, organized and productive. I would not hesitate to recommend either for any of your real estate needs.

by Elizabeth S. on Ahead of the Curve Homes

We were first time buyers and Lorin was a huge help throughout the entire process. Her response time was really quick and her knowledge and expertise were excellent. She was very accommodating with our schedules and was always available to answer questions. We highly recommend Lorin! She will help you find your dream home. She gets the job done!

by Andy Damiano on Ahead of the Curve Homes

"I worked shortly with other realtors and was very unhappy with each so much so I was about to change my mind about selling my home .Thankfully a friend told me about Lorin. I met her and signed and never regretted it. It all worked out as I wanted."

by Sherman & Paula M. on Ahead of the Curve Homes

“Erica & Lorin are highly dedicated and experienced realtors who demonstrated the ability to market our home perfectly. We found them to be extremely efficient and knowledgable about the real estate market in our area and forthright regarding what it would take to prepare our home for its sale. Following their advice, our home sold quickly for more than our asking price. Although they were always extremely professional, they also displayed a friendly demeanor, leaving us to feel that we had made a couple of friends.”

by Justin M. on Ahead of the Curve Homes

“Lorin & Erica are the hardest working agents I know. They go the extra mile for their clients and excel beyond expectations to ensure every transaction is handled appropriately. Their professionalism and experience go a long way for a Buyer or a Seller who want to get the job done. Take it from me, I’ve been on both sides of the transaction with them. I would highly recommend them to all my family and friends.”

by Karen Bogard on Ahead of the Curve Homes

"Working with Lorin to find a home was a terrific experience. She knows the market, is no-nonsense, has a great sense of humor, and is very knowledgeable in all things real estate. She is sensitive to the inevitable frustrations in a hot market and helps her client navigate both rough and smooth roads during the process. Lorin works hard for her clients to help them reach their goals. We could not recommend her more highly."

by George Rheault on Ahead of the Curve Homes

We were beyond impressed with Lorin and her team. She was always available for in-depth explanations when we requested them and she did a superb job educating us throughout the process. At the same time, Lorin always respected our time and made sure she was concise and effective in providing information and updates to us. From day one, Lorin was prepared and professional and we could not have been happier with her service and results!

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Erica Lockhart – DRE 01763313
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