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About Judy O:

Judy Oroshnik is Distinctive PropertiesLA.  She’s been in the Real Estate Industry for 25 years and has consistently listed and sold properties that are unique, special… and distinctive.  Her fascination and experience in the legal field has given her a comprehensive understanding of the Real Estate contract and its nuances… providing you with an advantage in your transaction.  Judy’s discerning eye uncovers ambiguous elements and shows you a property’s potential – whether selling or buying.

When selling your home, Judy compares it to putting on a performance.  She wants to get people interested in your property and come to see it.  With sophisticated pricing strategies, on-market timing and experience… she gets the audience there.  She knows it’s important to get the “wow” factor going by showing your home in its best light, and she excels at this.  Her aim is to get several buyers interested…giving you more options–like a more qualified buyer and top dollar for your asset.  Judy recommends that sellers visit nearby open houses prior to selling to better understand how staging, pricing and condition will affect their properties time on market–and price.

If you are a buyer, Judy has proven strategies that will position you in the best spot when writing an offer on a property, even if you’re in multiples.  Knowing she has your loyalty, she strives to find the best property suited to you, no matter how long it takes.  She has great relationships with lenders, agents and other professionals – giving you a superior experience during this sometimes daunting process.

 

 

 

Here’s what clients say about Judy and Distinctive PropertiesLA:

I really liked working with Judy in selling my 4 unit building.  It wasn’t the usual issues that made the difference for me.  Judy is part of the Pulse of the the market.  She was able to translate the market to the sellers and buyers.  The buyer who purchased my property really liked the staging.  I did not like the staging but Judy was expressing that unconscious pulse which is in the real estate marketplace and it worked out well.  Handled with great dignity it becomes a Psychic gift for sellers and buyers who are fortunate to work with Judy Oroshnik. - Michael S.

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“A friend gave me Judy’s name when I decided to move to a different neighborhood. “She’s the best,” my friend told me – and she wasn’t kidding! Judy and Dean tirelessly took me to explore all possible properties in my chosen area, plus drew on their extensive experience to suggest others I might not have considered. They responded to calls and emails promptly, fielded my endless questions, and cheered me on when I got discouraged. In both the purchase of my new home and the sale of my old one, they were fair dealers and tough negotiators. We worked out a meticulous punch list to prep my old house for sale, and not only did they help stage it, but Dean’s trusty pickup ran more than one errand that I’d call “above and beyond.” Their expert presentation and market savvy helped it get a sale price I’m very pleased with, and made the transaction run as smoothly as possible. Even better, I got to enjoy the process from the snugness of my new home – which I also wouldn’t have without them! I cannot recommend Judy and Dean highly enough.” - Amy L.

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“Judy and Dean are both professional and personal. They know their market and how to market properties.  Judy and Dean always went the extra mile from sourcing a workman to fix the smallest item in my home to helping me take detracting spoils on the property to a landfill. If one has a residence to sell in Los Angeles Northeast, they not only should, but must be your go-to team.” - David B.

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“I knew from my first meeting with Judy that she would quickly sell my home and that it would be smooth process.   Both of my intuitions were correct.   Judy was realistic and smart about pricing – balancing what the market would bear with getting the best price.  Judy along with her partner, Dean Decent, helped me prepare my home for multiple open houses always thinking one step ahead to ensure that there were “no surprises”.    Within two weeks of my initial meeting with Judy, we listed my home and had the open houses.  I received multiple offers and my home went into escrow within a week for more than my asking price.  I cannot thank Judy and Dean enough for all of their help and support during the sale of my home.  They were patient, warm, caring, super helpful, and consummate professionals.  Additionally, they were both readily available by phone, email, and in person whenever I needed to ask a question or discuss the status of things.  Without reservation, I highly recommend Judy and Dean to any seller or buyer.  They were extraordinary to work with.”  - Anne C.

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“Judy is an extraordinary agent in every way. I’d known Judy for years as a neighbor and when it was time to sell my house I had a hunch I needed to look no farther than to her. I was right. Even though it was a tough market, her instincts about marketing and knack for “staging” gave me a tremendous leg up. With her guidance I was able to make some relatively simple changes to the house that showcased it in the best possible way. The result was a quick and easy sale with multiple offers.

The real challenge for Judy, however, was finding a new house for my husband and me. We were picky, to put it mildly. Throughout the process, Judy was patient beyond words. She put up with our indecisiveness, helped guide through the pros and cons of various properties, and never pressured us to do anything we weren’t comfortable with. Moreover she was always cheerful and helpful and willing to see a property on a moment’s notice.

When we finally found our “perfect house,” it was a bank-owned property and there were 20 competing offers. A less experienced agent might not have been able to effectively advise her clients in this situation, but Judy and Dean handled things brilliantly, our offer was accepted and we opened escrow. Doing business with a bank presents unique challenges; it’s essential that the buyer be represented by nothing less than a seasoned pro that will anticipate complications and attend to every detail. With Judy, we never felt we were in less than excellent hands. Our transaction closed in a timely matter and we absolutely love our new home. It was well worth the wait.  Whether you’re buying or selling, I highly recommend Judy Oroshnik.”  - Meghan D.

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“I have known Judy Oroshnik for many years – and what has always impressed me about her is that she is ethical – for me a rare quality in realtors.  She knows her areas, provides superb professional advice and says when she is an area out of her expertise.  She is also involved in the Echo Park community beyond just buying and selling here.  I  would always recommend her.”  – Isa Kae Meksin

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“Hi Judy – Things are finally settling down a bit for me here and I have finally had a second to breathe.  I wanted to thank you so much for all of your help and good counsel throughout my long home search and purchase.  You were so patient with all of my questions and concerns (not to mention my insecurities and indecisiveness).  I really do appreciate the time that you dedicated to me and I wanted to let you know that. I am so happy here and it really does feel like home.  So thank you, thank you, thank you! ”  - Christy M.

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“I was talking to someone the other day about how great it was to work with Judy.  I used Judy as my broker when I bought my Silverlake house in 1998, and as luck has it, she contacted me out of the blue when I decided to sell twelve years later.  Judy now worked with Dean, and I was over the top happy with their attention to getting the house ready for sale, and then selling the house after the first open house.  I felt they represented me very well, and got the amount that I was asking for.  My experience as a buyer and then as a seller were both very agreeable to me.  Thanks to Judy and Dean.” – Richard K.
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“Judy Oroshnik at Distinctive Properties LA is an exceptional agent!  This was our 1st purchase and we started out not really knowing which neighborhood we wanted to call home, and whether a house or a condo would better suit our needs. We were truly “all over the place.”  Judy was patient, extremely helpful and always available to answer our questions and offer thoughtful, sound advice as our preferences evolved.  We found the perfect house, well within our budget, which is in a neighborhood we did not consider at the onset of our search!   
 Once our offer was accepted, Judy (and Dean) sprang into action again as we pushed for a 30 day escrow.  Their experience, forward thinking and attention to detail ensured the deal closed in 29 days (including a holiday)!  When some unsettling last minute challenges arose with the seller, they helped us devise a solution that made the final days of escrow smooth and our move-in seamless. Judy’s knowledge, problem solving skills, and genuine care for her clients is unparalleled – we could not have wished for more.”  - Brandon and Marcelo

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“My husband and I had a friend who purchased a house with Judy in Highland Park and recommended her to us.  The first day we met we went over everything we wanted – lots of green outdoor space, a great view, built-ins, vintage details, a practice space to play music in,  close to restaurants and shops, etc… it was a tall order for our budget, especially since we were first-time home buyers, but she was enthusiastic to get cracking.

She has 20+ years of experience in the LA area and an understanding of the aesthetic we were looking for, which helped us sift through the piles of listings to find the perfect home.  She knew when to dissuade us from buying a money pit… Judy talked me out of one home we saw that had an amazing view, but as she pointed out –  no street parking, a sketchy foundation, and a crumbling retaining wall 4 feet away from the house.  I am grateful for her keen eye, which saved us from the heartache of having to discover these issues during a home inspection.  Her honesty and insight are invaluable.  She never tried to sugar-coat, pressure, or charm us into any home in order to seal a deal, but was instead patient, upfront and on-point with her ballpark estimates of what certain improvements and repairs would cost…. which means when she says she loves a particular house, you know she means it!

All our friends who have come to see the house go nuts over the cute details and the breathtaking views.  We got everything we asked for on our wishlist, and we couldn’t have done it all without Judy’s dedication to helping us find “the one”.  LOVE LOVE LOVE HER!”  - Aaron and Lisa

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“We first met Judy as the listing agent on the house that we bought. The experience was smooth and anxiety-free in large part due to the combination of Judy’s expertise and calm demeanor. So several years later when we wanted to sell our house, we called Judy to represent us as the seller’s agent without hesitation. She knows the market, the area, the myriad of moods of buyers, and she made a stressful process as easy as it could be.”  - Kate and Benj

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“Judy was my agent during the buying/selling of my first and second homes almost twenty years ago. I’ve moved three more times since then, and Judy has been excellent with each sale and the ensuing house hunt for a new place. Judy’s attention to detail eases what can be a stressful process. Her help with staging for a sale in invaluable. I hope to stay where I am, but if that’s not in the cards, I’ll be calling Judy.”  - Denise C.

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“Thank you so much for helping us find our first home.  We were so thankful to have you and Dean along throughout the long and sometimes frustrating process of navigating through Los Angeles real estate.  Your abundant knowledge in all aspects of real estate (legal, engineering, neighborhood and architectural history, etc) and the patience and professionalism you have shown us throughout the whole process were invaluable and much appreciated.  Mil gracias.”  - Noe, Sang and Carina.

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 ”Thank you ever so much for all of your hard work helping us buy our first investment property.  We value and appreciate–beyond words–your diligence, integrity, wisdom and willingness to go far above & beyond the call of duty !  You’re the best, and we’re so grateful for you.”  – Susan and Tony

 

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