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Honest, caring, positive, and up-front are just some of the words I would use to describe our agent, James Baker. He was committed to getting us the best house and he did just that! James is available any time of day for any reason or concern. He is very prompt with paperwork and assistance with confusing documents. James is by far the most knowledgeable agent when it comes to the process of buying and selling in addition to being an expert at the legal ramifications of real estate and the mortgage business. Due to the quality of the home and listing, our specific property should have sold to another buyer months before, but the sellers stated they would need time to find another property after close of Escrow. While this may have discouraged other buyers, James used his knowledge and creativity to draw up a plan to make the sale happen smoothly. He is detail oriented and he always goes out of his way to make sure we understand what we are doing and where we are in the process. James uses a custom MLS to help us more quickly find the best properties which saved us tons of time and effort. He works very well with other realtors and is polite and professional, but he gets down to business to help you complete the tedious paperwork to close the deal. This entire experience was amazing and much less stressful with James Baker on our side. We recommend James above all agents!
We really enjoyed working with Mr. James Baker, he was wonderful. A man of God and he kept his word. If I was to upgrade my home again he would be the person I'd go to. We learned a lot from James. I'm so pleased with our New Home.
"James is an amazing man and Broker who is very good at what he does." When we met James it was at his home so that we could sit down and discuss what we were looking for, when we were planning to buy, and where. He took a lot of notes, he was extremely attentive to our needs and desires. He makes you feel like you are his only client. You get the sense that he cares as much as you do about getting just the right house. He isn't about just making the sell, he is about making sure you get what you want and that the price is right for the property you are buying. In other words, if he doesn't feel the property is worth what is being asked or that the property is under par, he will honestly advise against it. James becomes like family, you can mark my words on that. He isn't just a broker once you start working with him, he finds a place in your heart. You can always reach him day or night. He truly cares about his clients and he goes the extra mile for them. He is a very pleasant, loving, family man, but can be aggressive where he needs to be such as in putting in offers and making counter offers. He won't allow you to be taken advantage of in any way. It will sound like just something you just say on such reviews, but behind these next words are real meaning. "He really did get us our dream home." It met all of our must have check lists and then some. The pool and sauna was a bonus. That wasn't a must have, but it added to just how beautiful the home already is. We wouldn't dream of having anybody else now. In all our future buy or sell situations James Baker is the man for us. He comes highly recommended and with good reason. We now join the long, growing, list of people that love him and recommend him for all of your home buying and or selling needs.
My wife and I lived at our home in Lancaster, CA for over 25 years. Eventually, the time to relocate came, not because we didn't like our home or where we lived, but because we needed a bigger house to live in. When the time came to make a decision, we were conflicted with selecting a realtor who would provide the best professional service. Luckily, a good friend of ours suggested we speak with, Mr. James Baker. After previously meeting with another realtor, who incidentally, made a very impressive presentation, we met with Mr. Baker. We immediately understood why our friend suggested his services as our realtor. Mr. Baker is a no nonsense realtor who brings many years of experience to the table. Honest, true to his profession and very friendly. We knew without any hesitation, James Baker was without a doubt the "right person" for the job. He was diligent, informative, caring, and was truly interested in presenting our property in its best light. Our first and only "Open House" was a huge success with multiple offers being tendered by many people who viewed the house. Our home quickly entered into escrow and was sold. Mr. James Baker was amazing throughout the entire process. Not only do we recommend him for his knowledge, expertise, responsiveness and negotiation skills but for who he is as a person; respectful, caring and good humored. If you're looking for the consummate professional to sell your home look no further, because the person for the job is unequivocally, Mr. James Baker!
James is very knowledgeable and very quick to respond to any and all questions and concerns. It is a pleasure interacting with him--he is very personable. Last, but not least, he has surrounded himself with a very ready, able and willing team. Would-be problems are solved quickly, correctly, and completely.
I met James at a crucial moment in my families life. My landlord had texted me he was now going through a divorce and needed us to know we'd have to move soon. That day (which was a Sunday) I downloaded the Zillow app and started looking. I came across a beautiful two story home that would be perfect. James was the Realtor handling the property and actually answered his phone on a Sunday evening while he was with his family and 1 hour later was showing us the home. He is very personal and respectful. Has great knowledge of the area and works (in my case) miracles. He's now my go to when we're ready to buy again. No doubt in my mind he'll make it happen.
Very personable and thoughtful. Great customer service and support. Very respectful and responsive. He went out of his way to make us welcome in the Antelope Valley with recommendations and advice. He knows so many helpful people and his honest opinions saved us time and headaches. Can't give him enough credit.
James did an amazing job assisting my family with our home search. His communication was excellent and always willing to ensure that he answered any questions we had as soon as possible. His knowledge of the area and the network of people that he knows in the area is unmatched. He did not rest until we found the perfect house for us. You can not go wrong with this man in your corner he will definitely ensure that you are taken care of.
Handled my deal with confidence and knew a lot of realtors in the area. Was able to look out for my best interest for me and my family. Deal closed on time and everything was explained along the way. Didn’t save a ton of money to get my house and his lender got me a bomb interest rate.
James Baker is ethical:
I needed to sell an undeveloped parcel of land near Lancaster, CA with a low market value. Finding an agent willing to handle the task was difficult. Some agents I contacted would not take the job. Some would take it, but were demanding a flat fee regardless of sale price - some of which seemed like they could result in a net loss for me. Then, I found James. He took the job at normal commission rates, even when I repeatedly asked him, "are you sure?? it's not a lot of money. I really don't mind paying more than standard commission". His reply, "taking all cases is part of the job... Otherwise, how are you ever going to sell the property?" Honestly, before finding James, that was a real concern.
James works A LOT:
During the 7 months that James helped me, it seemed like he was working non-stop. He juggles countless buyers/sellers/corporate relocations simultaneously. It was not uncommon to receive emails from him well after midnight, 7 days a week! Geez, James, my case isn't that important....but I appreciate the thought.
James knows his stuff and communicates it well:
Admittedly, I didn't have a high opinion of the value of the property. Based on previous sales of surrounding properties, I had a rough idea of what I hoped I could get. James kept insisting on listing at a much higher price than what I was looking for. Even though I knew sales of vacant land can take a really long time, as the months passed, I was getting impatient. Even with the steady reductions that I was insisting on, the ask price was still way above what I wanted. After numerous discussions of strategy and pricing, I was reluctantly overridden.
James is patient, even with neurotic clients:
In the end, the property sold faster than I expected, and at a higher price than I expected. Whoops, James was right after all!(imagine that...) I probably shouldn't have been pushing so hard to reduce the price. Sorry James. Closing was a breeze(at least for me). I had never sold vacant land before, so I had no idea what to expect and was full of questions. James patiently guided me through the process, answered all my questions(and there were a lot of them), hooked me up with an escrow company, and that was that.
James can be trusted:
Admittedly, I came into this relationship with a lot of suspicion. Why is he working so cheap? Why is he insisting on listing so high? Does he really want to sell this property, or is he just trying to increase his book? Is he even trying to sell it?.... James has proven all my suspicions wrong on all accounts. The answer to all the questions is exactly what he emphatically said during our first conversation: "I'm doing it because its right"