Walt and Anne Bussey
We met Gilda Duhs one day when she was holding an open house. We were out on our own looking for a new home in the Laguna Beach-Laguna Niguel-Dana Point area. We were not interested in that particular home, but we did like Gilda. We decided after that meeting to ask Gilda to find a place for us. We had some pretty definite and demanding requirements. The home had to have a clear view of the ocean—the more expansive the better. And we had some specific needs as to space and room configuration. We also had a home that had to be sold.
Gilda worked with us patiently for almost a year. She stayed in constant contact and showed us many properties—at least one a week. Some came close to what we wanted; some did not. But she never gave up, and she never got discouraged. It took a while and she spent a lot of time, but she very seldom showed us something that was unsuitable or financially wrong for us. Her perseverance paid off. We found a home that we liked very much, and it met all our specifications and needs. We made an offer that was negotiated and finalized in short order.
Then we began to work on selling our existing home. Gilda worked just as hard on that effort, and we found a buyer in short order.
In both transactions Gilda worked with us in the negotiations, counseled us on the very many and important nuances of inspection and appraisal, made sure the paperwork was completed and correct, and made the process painless and as advantageous as possible.
We would highly recommend Gilda as an agent for anyone considering buying or selling a home. She is highly professional, personable, and dedicated to her clients. If we go looking again in this area, we would definitely want Gilda working with us.
I decided to engage you that first day we met at the open house on the golf course. I’m glad it was a slow day, so that we had time to talk. I believe I told Carol that same day that I wanted to have you help us with OC real estate, and of course we didn’t know we’d be buying at that point…we were leaning toward renting. You’ve been more than helpful, and your knowledge of South County and overall knowledge of how to buy a home and get the overall process done have been indispensable.
Tim and Carol Lloyd, Laguna Niguel
It is with much pleasure that I respond to your e-mail. In my considerable experience, you are undoubtedly the finest Realtor that I have ever known. Your kind attention to every detail of listing and selling my home successfully in this difficult market is a testimony to your consummate professionalism. Your extensive education and real estate knowledge, unselfish assistance with personal showings, open houses, our closing issues, and your help with my beloved kitty “Kyla” were so very much appreciated. Please feel free to use me as a personal reference at any time. You are simply the best of the best!
Love & hugs,
Lynn & “Kyla”
I was so grateful to have Gilda help us sell my mom’s home. She made each step of the process easy and made sure we were kept apprised of every detail. I greatly appreciated how straight forward she communicated. She is a realtor of high integrity who I completely trust to handle any of my real estate needs.
For the recent sale of my home in Laguna Niguel, California I engaged the services of realtor, Gilda Duhs of Coldwell Banker. In addition to her educational degrees and licensing certifications, Gilda has expertise in marketing her listings utilizing cutting edge technology to showcase the property to the broadest potential buyers. She combines this with acute listening skills, friendly and supportive communication skills and a professional demeanor. I was impressed with her attention to detail and being proactive throughout the listing and negotiation process and recommend her without any limitations.
She has successfully brokered three deals for me. She has consistently negotiated very favorable pricing for me, and has closed each transaction quickly and efficiently. More importantly, Gilda provides superb customer service. She continually keeps me abreast of the market, and provides me with excellent advice on my current properties to maximize their value. I can wholeheartedly recommend Gilda to anyone looking for a residential or commercial broker for the south Orange County area. She truly is a pleasure to work with.
I was immediately impressed with her professionalism. Gilda carefully listened to our needs as well as our wants as we waited for the right opportunity. The purchase and related escrow were stress-free as Gilda guided us through the process and we closed on time. Having completed such an easy purchase escrow, we naturally picked Gilda to help sell our existing home. Gilda understood the emotional detachment that occurs when selling a home. Thankfully, this process was extremely quick as we sold our home the first day it was on the market. Gilda guided us through this process in her usual kind, but very professional demeanor. Thank you Gilda for making both our purchasing and selling process such an enjoyable experience. It was a pleasure working with you!
She ably and patiently handled my real estate affairs while I was looking for a new home after returning to Laguna Beach. Gilda took the time to research and look into finding exactly the type of property I was looking for. She was also able to keep procedures of obtaining a loan, insurance, and inspection in order and completed in a timely manner. She worked well with the seller and their real estate agent to finalize an arrangement both parties could agree with. …I would gladly recommend her services…I have referred her services to my brother.
Paul and Nancy Norlander
Gilda Duhs was recommended highly by a mutual friend who knew she was a talented realtor.
We contacted Gilda, requesting her to list our home and take charge of the sale.
She listened carefully and responded promptly to our numerous calls and questions.
She knew the market in our neighborhood.
She analyzed the comparable property sales and worked out the highest justifiable price.
She worked with us to make sure that our home was appealing to any prospects looking at the property.
She used a talented photographer to make the very best photo presentation in the listing.
She immediately engaged other realtors to view the property and create interest.
She made open house arrangements and organized an attractive brochure that highlighted the strong points of the property.
She received several offers within a few days of listing and asked for best and final offers, resulting in a final selling price that was higher than the original listing price.
She skillfully guided us through the entire selling process.
Gilda is a class negotiator and we are very pleased that we chose her.