My husband and I had the good fortune of working with Whit Prouty when we recently sold our home in Sherman Oaks. Ours was not an easy transaction; we had relocated to New York years earlier, which made it extremely difficult to navigate and correct a pantheon of problems before our hillside property could be sold.
Whit went far above and beyond the role real estate broker. He met workmen for us, and sometimes, found the experts we desperately needed. He was always available to us, no matter the hour, and time and time again proved to be the voice of reason during a very difficult and tumultuous sale.
I am completely convinced, had it not been for Whit, the sale of our house would not have been such a resounding success and it certainly wouldn’t have happened so quickly. I have never met someone so focused and willing to help with every detail (he even found our moving company for us.
Whit Prouty is simply the best, and it is a pleasure for me to recommend him for any project.
-Paula M. Shugart | President | Miss Universe Organization
Elizabeth and I wanted to thank you for your tremendous service and professionalism. We also greatly appreciate you handling all the details, big or small and making this happen for us. We met you at one of your open houses years ago, bought a house you listed in August 2010, and now you represented us through the sale process on our second home. In all our dealings with you, we could not be happier or more satisfied. Your knowledge of the market and business issues is exceptional and we hope to work with you again. We certainly will refer you to our friends and family in the future.
If you ever need a reference, please don’t hesitate to ask.
-Don Savant, IMAX
My wife, Donna, and I spent a good amount of time considering whether or not we were able to buy a home, us having a second child moved that to our number one priority. I had met Whit through networking and he seemed like an incredibly nice and genuine person. We asked him to help us in our search and from day one we were impressed with his professionalism and communication. We are the type of people that follow up almost every day about small items and it made us smile that even before we were able to email Whit at 7 am I already had an email in my inbox giving me updates and letting my wife and I know that whatever we were working on, Whit was on it. I think communication is the most important aspect of working with anyone in any industry and Whit was transparent and open about what he felt we can afford and what our chances were of finding our house in the current housing environment.
It was a long challenging process to find our house. My wife went back and forth with what we can afford and where we were looking, Whit always helped us with a smile and went the extra mile no matter what our request was. After 8 months of looking every weekend, we finally found the perfect house and Whit negotiated this house to a price well within our range and worked to even get us a credit for items that needed to be fixed. Even when we needed to see the house a second time before putting a bid on, Whit was there at 8 am to meet us at the house.
I cannot even put into words how happy Donna and I are with Whit and we would recommend him to anyone looking in the LA area. He is the best at what he does and we will always use Whit for any transactions in the future.
- Justin Hinkes, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Thank you for selling our house in 4 days!! Your advice on pricing, timing, and staging really proved to be invaluable in helping us get the best price for our house! And the owners are so happy with it, so it was a good sale for all.
And a proper thank you would not be complete without thanking you for helping us buy our Short Sale. We are so happy here, it’s really a dream come true to live in this house. We have added a pool, patio with fire pit and a deck to the backyard. In addition, we added a proper front walk, mailbox, and nice plants. The house is really beautiful now. Thanks so much for helping us to see the “diamond in the rough” and for being so patient and calming during the buying phase. I tell my friends about the experience of buying a short sale and they always say “wasn’t it horrible?!” and I say, “well yes and no, Whit kept us grounded and sane during the entire experience which really made a notoriously difficult sale way easier and much more pleasant.” I hope for your sake that you don’t have to do too many of these a year, but that said, I think your clients are lucky to have you!
All our best,
Lori, Jeremy and Ella Nelson
We highly recommend Whit Prouty as a realtor, especially for first time home buyers. Whit is extremely professional, organized, knowledgeable & friendly. He took time to inform us about the market, the process for purchasing a home and what to look for when viewing a property. His knowledge & patience were a huge benefit to us a first time home buyers. Whit helped us manage all the paperwork for closing, recommended inspectors & managed all the back & forth with the owners taking care of any of our concerns. You often hear the horror stories from friends of the difficulties experienced when buying a home, but I am happy to say we experienced none of those. Working with Whit made the whole process very smooth & easy. Thank you Whit for all your help! We love our new home!
- Geoff and Lyndsey Wheeler, The Walt Disney Co. & The Neilson Co.
Thank you Whit, for the quick sale of my Oak Park house. When I decided to put the sale of my home in the hands of a realtor from outside my area, instead of a local realtor, my neighbors were taken aback. But you came highly recommended and I knew that you were right for the task the minute we met. You saw my house as I did. You perceived the value of not just the house, but took into consideration the view, the property size, the location, etc. Your attention to detail and advice helped me prepare for the sale. You counseled me on the things that needed to be fixed, replaced, or left alone. You did your homework and knew how to handle every offer that came in, and every counter offer was perfect. I wanted to sell the house quickly and I appreciate that you sold it in days, and then worked diligently with the buyers to expedite the escrow. I can pay you no better compliment than to recommend you to my friends and family.
And I will.
-Joe Matamales, BrainForest Digital
Whit came highly recommended from a friend of mine when it came time to purchase a new home. During that process, he came through above and beyond all our needs. He also became a good friend to my wife, Lindsey, and I. When it came to selling, he was the only choice. An absolute pro in the real estate game, who always keeps his clients’ needs at the top of his priorities. If you are buying, or selling in the L.A. area and choose not to use Whit, then you’re not getting the best in the game.
I want to thank you very much for the wonderful job you did representing my Mother, and me as the Conservator/Trustee in the sale of my Mom’s home in Carson, Ca.
From the moment I met you, I felt a sense of warmth and ease, and as I shared the story of my Mom having Dementia that had progressed and her illness of “Obessive/Compulsiveness,” as well as her behavior of “hoarding” for over 25 years, you were very compassionate and understanding as I broke down in tears after walking through a maze of clutter and “stuff” within the home….you may never realize the impact it made when you reached out to a “stranger” (me, our first official face to face meeting).
I appreciated being kept up to date regarding the events and the timely manner of which things were handled. When papers needed to be signed, it was nice that you drove to me to have the papers signed, taking into account that I was away studying for my “Board Recertification Exam” in another city.
Kudos to you for that, as I was in an intense learning mode and didn’t have much time to break away from the review.
I keep mentioning just how “seamless” and “stress-free” this experience was and how grateful I am, because the last interaction I had when selling a previous property for my Mom was just a calamity of errors and confusion mixed with a big ball of STRESS! By the time escrow closed, my blood pressure had gone up several points! Not so, while you were handling this sale, I have remained calmed and trusted you to get the job done and you did not disappoint.
-Yolanda Y. Quam, M.D.,
MEDICAL DIRECTOR, Kids Come First Community Health Cente