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Testimonials - Kernahan & Associates | Calabasas • Malibu • Thousand Oaks Realtor

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  • Aaron & Laurie

    Sold a Single Family home in 2018 in Del Rey, Los Angeles, CA. My husband and I were faced with the daunting task of selling a home that belonged to a family member who unexpectedly passed away. Adding to that fact, we had never lived in the home and we live out of town. We had a huge undertaking in front of us. A referral from an associate of ours recommended Deb Kernahan to us and our prayers were answered. We only personally met with Deb 3 times and she immediately took charge of all the dealings of selling a home. She made arrangements for everything from hauling and cleaning to gardening. She even watered the lawn! She handled every technicality and kept everyone's best interest possible to complete the process of listing the home to close of escrow in 41 days. She is a tireless worker who made our job less stressful. Deb is fantastic in all aspects of doing her job. Her vast experience, integrity, and professionalism made her the perfect choice for us. Her warm personality shined above all and we are happy to say that during this process Deb always did everything as promised. In the end we are totally satisfied with this whole process, but almost wished it hadn't happened so quickly as we will surly miss our interactions with Deb. We can truly say that we have a new friend

    Aaron & Laurie

    Sold a Single Family home in 2018 in Del Rey, Los Angeles, CA. My husband and I were faced with the daunting task of selling a home that belonged to a family member who unexpectedly passed away. Adding to that fact, we had never lived in the home and we live out of town. We had a huge undertaking in front of us. A referral from an associate of ours recommended Deb Kernahan to us and our prayers were answered. We only personally met with Deb 3 times and she immediately took charge of all the dealings of selling a home. She made arrangements for everything from hauling and cleaning to gardening. She even watered the lawn! She handled every technicality and kept everyone's best interest possible to complete the process of listing the home to close of escrow in 41 days. She is a tireless worker who made our job less stressful. Deb is fantastic in all aspects of doing her job. Her vast experience, integrity, and professionalism made her the perfect choice for us. Her warm personality shined above all and we are happy to say that during this process Deb always did everything as promised. In the end we are totally satisfied with this whole process, but almost wished it hadn't happened so quickly as we will surly miss our interactions with Deb. We can truly say that we have a new friend

    Aaron & Laurie

  • Jan & Brian

    Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2018 in Camarillo, CA. I knew Deborah was a realtor, but I never knew how good she could be! My family was downsizing from a home we lived in 30+ years; not only was that a daunting experience, buying a new home was equally the same. Deborah was there from start to finish offering not only her expertise and understanding of the market, but encouragement throughout the whole process. It was amazing to think we could sell our home and be moved into a new one in less than 45 days - but it happened. There is no way this could have been accomplished without Deborah’s vigilance, commitment and determination to make it all happen. She and her team are truly "diamonds in the rough" and we would encourage anyone to reach out to Deborah ... she will be in your corner the whole time. Thank you Deborah and Compass!!

    Jan & Brian

    Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2018 in Camarillo, CA. I knew Deborah was a realtor, but I never knew how good she could be! My family was downsizing from a home we lived in 30+ years; not only was that a daunting experience, buying a new home was equally the same. Deborah was there from start to finish offering not only her expertise and understanding of the market, but encouragement throughout the whole process. It was amazing to think we could sell our home and be moved into a new one in less than 45 days - but it happened. There is no way this could have been accomplished without Deborah’s vigilance, commitment and determination to make it all happen. She and her team are truly "diamonds in the rough" and we would encourage anyone to reach out to Deborah ... she will be in your corner the whole time. Thank you Deborah and Compass!!

    Jan & Brian

  • Dan Blatt

    “Deb helped our family by executing both a sale of our old home and a purchase of our new home concurrently. Both transactions became complex and challenging. Deb rose to the occasion with consistent and responsive communication, support and professionalism. Navigating emotions, expectations, negotiations and all that goes into these transactions can become all consuming. Deb offered support on all fronts and was a great team player. I would recommend Deb for either a sale or purchase of a home. Thanks again Deb for all your efforts!”

    Dan Blatt

    “Deb helped our family by executing both a sale of our old home and a purchase of our new home concurrently. Both transactions became complex and challenging. Deb rose to the occasion with consistent and responsive communication, support and professionalism. Navigating emotions, expectations, negotiations and all that goes into these transactions can become all consuming. Deb offered support on all fronts and was a great team player. I would recommend Deb for either a sale or purchase of a home. Thanks again Deb for all your efforts!”

    Dan Blatt

  • Colleen Van Dyke

    ” I am a veteran of many household sales and moves and could not be more pleased and impressed than I am with Deb. She was extremely sensitive and responsive to my individual needs while guiding and providing expertise at all the right times. I found her to be extremely transparent and trustworthy. A true professional in all aspects of pricing, marketing and negotiating while utterly reliable with all administrative and practical aspects of our sale and move. Deb truly models the professional, ethical and expert role of the very best of realtors.”

    Colleen Van Dyke

    ” I am a veteran of many household sales and moves and could not be more pleased and impressed than I am with Deb. She was extremely sensitive and responsive to my individual needs while guiding and providing expertise at all the right times. I found her to be extremely transparent and trustworthy. A true professional in all aspects of pricing, marketing and negotiating while utterly reliable with all administrative and practical aspects of our sale and move. Deb truly models the professional, ethical and expert role of the very best of realtors.”

    Colleen Van Dyke

  • Adam Mehr

    “Buying and selling a house is one of life’s most stressful events, adding incredible strain on relationships with friends and family. Having a good realtor work through the challenges is critical to the process. A consummate professional with a keen eye for detail and a strong moral compass, Deb was a vigorous advocate for us on both ends of the transaction and managed to keep us sane in the process. Deb seamlessly guided us through the process of selling our old house, buying our new one, renting and remodeling, all without a hitch, all in record time. She inspires the utmost confidence. We trust her with our animals and our kids! Deb is truly the best out there. I wish we had found her sooner!”

    Adam Mehr

    “Buying and selling a house is one of life’s most stressful events, adding incredible strain on relationships with friends and family. Having a good realtor work through the challenges is critical to the process. A consummate professional with a keen eye for detail and a strong moral compass, Deb was a vigorous advocate for us on both ends of the transaction and managed to keep us sane in the process. Deb seamlessly guided us through the process of selling our old house, buying our new one, renting and remodeling, all without a hitch, all in record time. She inspires the utmost confidence. We trust her with our animals and our kids! Deb is truly the best out there. I wish we had found her sooner!”

    Adam Mehr

  • Sylvia Chow

    “Deb is an outstanding agent who goes above and beyond for her clients. I have a unit that I was renting out (I actually live out of town) and Deb represented the renter. When there was a water leakage from the fire sprinkler system in the first week, Deb stepped in and helped to liaison between the renter, myself, the contractors, and the HOA manager. My agent was nowhere to be seen during this time, and it was such a testament to me of Deb’s work ethic and commitment to provide service throughout the process. I would highly recommend her as an agent, and I will definitely be calling her when I rent out/sell any properties in the LA area.”

    Sylvia Chow

    “Deb is an outstanding agent who goes above and beyond for her clients. I have a unit that I was renting out (I actually live out of town) and Deb represented the renter. When there was a water leakage from the fire sprinkler system in the first week, Deb stepped in and helped to liaison between the renter, myself, the contractors, and the HOA manager. My agent was nowhere to be seen during this time, and it was such a testament to me of Deb’s work ethic and commitment to provide service throughout the process. I would highly recommend her as an agent, and I will definitely be calling her when I rent out/sell any properties in the LA area.”

    Sylvia Chow

  • bluelinevandy

    “Deb is the definition of professional!!! We had a straight forward relationship that made working on the sale of our house expedient and stress free. Well as stress free as the sale of any house ever is however in the 9 houses I’ve sold this transaction rates as the best.”

    bluelinevandy

    “Deb is the definition of professional!!! We had a straight forward relationship that made working on the sale of our house expedient and stress free. Well as stress free as the sale of any house ever is however in the 9 houses I’ve sold this transaction rates as the best.”

    bluelinevandy

  • Tim Allred

    “Deborah is a true professional. She negotiated on my behalf throughout the entire transaction.She understands how to work with buyers, sellers, agents, lenders, etc. Her years of experienced helped on several occasions to alleviate potential problems.”

    Tim Allred

    “Deborah is a true professional. She negotiated on my behalf throughout the entire transaction.She understands how to work with buyers, sellers, agents, lenders, etc. Her years of experienced helped on several occasions to alleviate potential problems.”

    Tim Allred

  • Kla2013

    “We cannot recommend Deb highly enough! Let’s start with her fun, straightforward personality and add to the that the utmost in professional, honest, knowledgeable of the market and care and concern about her clients. Her keen eye and great suggestions assisted in making our house look its best when it hit the market. She then calmly guides you through the process making it all look easy when it wasn’t. Deb is enjoyable to work with and will be your biggest asset in buying, selling or leasing your next home.”

    Kla2013

    “We cannot recommend Deb highly enough! Let’s start with her fun, straightforward personality and add to the that the utmost in professional, honest, knowledgeable of the market and care and concern about her clients. Her keen eye and great suggestions assisted in making our house look its best when it hit the market. She then calmly guides you through the process making it all look easy when it wasn’t. Deb is enjoyable to work with and will be your biggest asset in buying, selling or leasing your next home.”

    Kla2013

  • Shari Sherman

    “My family and I rented a house from Deborah Kernahan for 2 months after we had a flood in our home. The house, correction HOME, we rented from Deborah is wonderful. It is warm and welcoming. Deborah is always there to help out, check how our experience is and seeing if there is anything else she can do to make our stay more enjoyable. Deborah is accessible and accommodating. I rarely give 5 stars…but truthfully, if I could give 10 stars I would. I would recommend Deborah to anyone looking to rent a house. She is AMAZING!”

    Shari Sherman

    “My family and I rented a house from Deborah Kernahan for 2 months after we had a flood in our home. The house, correction HOME, we rented from Deborah is wonderful. It is warm and welcoming. Deborah is always there to help out, check how our experience is and seeing if there is anything else she can do to make our stay more enjoyable. Deborah is accessible and accommodating. I rarely give 5 stars…but truthfully, if I could give 10 stars I would. I would recommend Deborah to anyone looking to rent a house. She is AMAZING!”

    Shari Sherman

  • Lisbeth Geertsen

    “First of all, Deborah is friendly and personal, and it feels like you have your best friend looking out for you. She takes her time to understand your needs and wants for a future home, and are bend on finding the right home for you. She is also very straight-forward in the sense that she will let you know if she feels the house you are viewing is not right for any reason (too far to a school, not children friendly, a money pit, or priced outrageously etc.). She is not pushy in her opinions, but merely let you know so you can take it into consideration.

    Second, Deb and her assistant Chelsea are extremely helpful and will go out of their way to assist you. Through the 2-year process of finding the home that was right for us, Deb has been very patient with us. And when we found it, Deb and Chelsea helped us through inspections, as we were unable to be onsite due to work in NorCal.

    Third, even after we closed on our new wonderful home, Deb and Chelsea have remained helpful with advice and referrals for handymen, gardeners, interior designers etc. which is of essence when you are from out of town. And every one of those referrals have been excellent and reasonable priced.

    To sum it all up, we cannot say enough good things about Deb - she is really one of a kind, and I can wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking to find their new home.”

    Lisbeth Geertsen

    “First of all, Deborah is friendly and personal, and it feels like you have your best friend looking out for you. She takes her time to understand your needs and wants for a future home, and are bend on finding the right home for you. She is also very straight-forward in the sense that she will let you know if she feels the house you are viewing is not right for any reason (too far to a school, not children friendly, a money pit, or priced outrageously etc.). She is not pushy in her opinions, but merely let you know so you can take it into consideration.

    Second, Deb and her assistant Chelsea are extremely helpful and will go out of their way to assist you. Through the 2-year process of finding the home that was right for us, Deb has been very patient with us. And when we found it, Deb and Chelsea helped us through inspections, as we were unable to be onsite due to work in NorCal.

    Third, even after we closed on our new wonderful home, Deb and Chelsea have remained helpful with advice and referrals for handymen, gardeners, interior designers etc. which is of essence when you are from out of town. And every one of those referrals have been excellent and reasonable priced.

    To sum it all up, we cannot say enough good things about Deb - she is really one of a kind, and I can wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking to find their new home.”

    lisbeth geertsen

  • Blake Skadron

    “We met several agents throughout the day at various open houses one Sunday. Just when we thought we were done for the day we chanced upon a quaint home in Agoura Hills and were greeted by the lovely Deborah Kernahan. She had a warm approach, was genuinely friendly, and very knowledgeable as she answered my many inquiries about the house. What struck me most about Deborah was her ability to make us feel at home like we were old friends rather than prospect buyers which shows her sincerity, patience and willingness to help. I not only made an immediate decision to purchase the house but hired her instantly as my agent. Her services went over and beyond. She understood my requirements and current position which led her to help me further by making fantastic recommendations for other services needed with regards to purchasing the house which is now my home that my kids and I love.”

    Blake Skadron

    “We met several agents throughout the day at various open houses one Sunday. Just when we thought we were done for the day we chanced upon a quaint home in Agoura Hills and were greeted by the lovely Deborah Kernahan. She had a warm approach, was genuinely friendly, and very knowledgeable as she answered my many inquiries about the house. What struck me most about Deborah was her ability to make us feel at home like we were old friends rather than prospect buyers which shows her sincerity, patience and willingness to help. I not only made an immediate decision to purchase the house but hired her instantly as my agent. Her services went over and beyond. She understood my requirements and current position which led her to help me further by making fantastic recommendations for other services needed with regards to purchasing the house which is now my home that my kids and I love.”

    Blake Skadron

  • Myriam Clifford

    "We recently sold our home with Deb Kernahan and team. From day one we had support with every project. From pre-listing home improvements to some simple staging items. We made some improvements that showed off a previously somewhat hidden view from our yard and took night shots to enhance the look and feel of our private gated driveway lined with outdoor lighting and landscape. Our first impression to interested buyers was impressive. Our open house launch weekend had a tremendous turnout resulting in multiple offers with a sales price of $100,000 over asking. The team continued to negotiate on our behalf as well as manage some difficult situations throughout our escrow. We are thankful in so many ways and could never have done it without Deb! Highly recommended."

    Myriam Clifford

    "We recently sold our home with Deb Kernahan and team. From day one we had support with every project. From pre-listing home improvements to some simple staging items. We made some improvements that showed off a previously somewhat hidden view from our yard and took night shots to enhance the look and feel of our private gated driveway lined with outdoor lighting and landscape. Our first impression to interested buyers was impressive. Our open house launch weekend had a tremendous turnout resulting in multiple offers with a sales price of $100,000 over asking. The team continued to negotiate on our behalf as well as manage some difficult situations throughout our escrow. We are thankful in so many ways and could never have done it without Deb! Highly recommended."

    Myriam Clifford

  • GML Enterprises

    “Deborah was hired to sell a property that was very unique. It was on a large piece of land with a home and a guesthouse. We were asking more than anyone had sold a home for in the immediate neighborhood and for a substantial increase since before the crash in 07/08. There were several realtors who thought we were out of our minds. But I knew the property was unique and Deborah was willing to go the extra mile to do what it took to get the maximum amount of exposure as well as help set the stage for success. My home was personally sold by Deborah, who brought in a qualified buyer, in less than 60 days. I highly recommend Deborah for your real estate needs.”

    GML Enterprises

    “Deborah was hired to sell a property that was very unique. It was on a large piece of land with a home and a guesthouse. We were asking more than anyone had sold a home for in the immediate neighborhood and for a substantial increase since before the crash in 07/08. There were several realtors who thought we were out of our minds. But I knew the property was unique and Deborah was willing to go the extra mile to do what it took to get the maximum amount of exposure as well as help set the stage for success. My home was personally sold by Deborah, who brought in a qualified buyer, in less than 60 days. I highly recommend Deborah for your real estate needs.”

    GML Enterprises

  • terriffany

    “We relocated to Thousand Oaks from Orange County and Deb was there to help not only find our family a home, but help us to learn the area surrounding and within Thousand Oaks. She went above and beyond during our process doing everything she could to make sure we were getting what we wanted and not over paying. She is more than just our realtor she has become our friend.”

    terriffany

    “We relocated to Thousand Oaks from Orange County and Deb was there to help not only find our family a home, but help us to learn the area surrounding and within Thousand Oaks. She went above and beyond during our process doing everything she could to make sure we were getting what we wanted and not over paying. She is more than just our realtor she has become our friend.”

    terriffany

  • Jenny

    "Deb made the stressful process of selling my home as comfortable and as smooth as possible. We agreed to a competitive pricing strategy that would obtain a quick sell and avoid overpricing that might lead to longer market time, an issue I see all too often. Deb aggressively marketed the first open house, and her efforts paid off. The home received excellent attention at the open house, and resulted in several prospects. Ultimately, Deb was also able to bring the buyer to the table as well- a person she had targeted in her market strategy. She dealt with both sides of the deal professionally and with the utmost attention to detail. From list to close, the entire transaction went as smoothly as could be expected, and I received a full price for my home. I could’t recommend an agent more."

    Jenny

    "Deb made the stressful process of selling my home as comfortable and as smooth as possible. We agreed to a competitive pricing strategy that would obtain a quick sell and avoid overpricing that might lead to longer market time, an issue I see all too often. Deb aggressively marketed the first open house, and her efforts paid off. The home received excellent attention at the open house, and resulted in several prospects. Ultimately, Deb was also able to bring the buyer to the table as well- a person she had targeted in her market strategy. She dealt with both sides of the deal professionally and with the utmost attention to detail. From list to close, the entire transaction went as smoothly as could be expected, and I received a full price for my home. I could’t recommend an agent more."

    Jenny

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