Testimonials

As a local real estate professional a commitment to client satisfaction is a top priority. Whether you are considering purchasing a home, or selling an existing property, an outstanding level of service is guaranteed with me representing you in your next real estate transaction. I provide real estate services in Venice, Marina del Rey, Santa Monica, Mar Vista, Culver City, Playa Del Rey, and in other local real estate markets.

There is no doubt that providing the ideal level of real estate service will mean that you will be able to meet all of your real estate objectives. Many satisfied real estate customers have submitted letters of thanks and some greatly appreciated reviews regarding my real estate services. Thanks again for visiting and be sure to contact me regarding any real estate buying or selling need, whether large or small.

Client Testimonials

07/19/2016 - vmballentine
Sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $1.35M in Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA.

Local knowledge: ★★★★★
Process expertise: ★★★★★
Responsiveness: ★★★★★
Negotiation skills: ★★★★★
Terry Ballentine is not only an expert in his field, he's professional, friendly and easy to work with. We were able to sell our house for more than asking, in record speed due to his diligence and flexibility. I would highly recommend Terry to anyone I know looking to not just buy or sell their home and but to also enjoy the experience along the way.


08/18/2015 - Theresa Reilly
Bought a home in 2015 in Playa del Ray, Los Angeles, CA 90293.

Local knowledge: ★★★★★
Process expertise: ★★★★★
Responsiveness: ★★★★★
Negotiation skills: ★★★★★
Terry Ballentine has a very calm, confident demeanor. When I first met him at a local Open House I was surprised at how relaxed and and unobtrusive he was in his approach. He was able to answer questions without seeming pushy or obtrusive. I found a condo on the fourth of July weekend and an offer was placed on the 6th. Terry's strategy for out-bidding our 7 competitors was perfect without going to extremes and I am comfortably enjoying my new home. Best of all Terry always returns emails, texts, etc. in a very timely manner and is very supportive in answering any questions. I would highly recommend Terry to my friends and family.

04/02/2015 -sellis1223
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.075M in Venice, Venice, CA.

Local knowledge: ★★★★★
Process expertise: ★★★★★
Responsiveness: ★★★★★
Negotiation skills: ★★★★★
Terry was our primary contact in the sale of our parents home in Venice. Since it was an estate sale which had several twists and turns it was nice to deal with someone who really knew the process and could calmly guide us through it every step of the way. I would highly recommend him for any type of sale.

01/13/2015 -aw327 Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $650K in Del Rey, Marina Del Rey, CA.
 
Local knowledge: ★★★★★
Process expertise: ★★★★★
Responsiveness: ★★★★★
Negotiation skills: ★★★★★ 
Besides being an incredibly nice man, Terry is a wonderful and responsive professional. A highly recommended resource whether you are buying or selling your home. Terry was supportive and patient throughout a long short sale process.

12/25/2014 -ellisja18
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.075M in Venice, Venice, CA.

Local knowledge: ★★★★★
Process expertise: ★★★★★
Responsiveness: ★★★★★
Negotiation skills: ★★★★★
Terry Ballentine is a long time resident of Venice California. He knows the area very well. He was instrumental in establishing the market price for our property and negotiated with the buyers in a very timely manner. He took the extra time to explain the selling process and the mountain of paperwork that is now required to sell/purchase a home in Los Angeles county. We had other properties to sell in another county that Terry was most helpful in providing a Realtor contact for that area.
For one of the properties he provide us information on what should be included in the paperwork and process flow for dealing with all the escrow paperwork. I would recommend Terry Ballentine to anyone looking to purchase a home in the Venice California area.

08/15/2014 - Carlene Del Monte Martinez
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $925K in Park West, Culver City, CA.

Local knowledge: ★★★★★
Process expertise: ★★★★★
Responsiveness: ★★★★★
Negotiation skills: ★★★★★
Terry helped us buy our house 21 years ago and I highly recommend him. When it was time to sell my inlaw's home this past spring we knew Terry was the best Realtor for us. The entire process went very smoothly!

01/29/2014 -jab3680
Sold a home in 2013 in Montalvo, Ventura, CA 93003.
 
Local knowledge: ★★★★★
Process expertise: ★★★★★
Responsiveness: ★★★★★
Negotiation skills: ★★★★★
Terry is the best real estate agent I have ever come in contact with. He is wonderful to work with and every way and highly knowledgeable. He helped us coordinate a concurrent escrow selling our condo and purchasing our home. Everything went smoothly thanks to Terry.

01/10/2014 -bkami
Sold a home in 2014 in Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA 90066.
 
Local knowledge: ★★★★★
Process expertise: ★★★★★
Responsiveness: ★★★★★
Negotiation skills: ★★★★★
I consulted with Terry for more than 10 years before he had the opportunity to sell my Aunt's house in Venice. He was always responsive, knowledgeable and professional. I was very glad when he got to handle the sale. He worked with my Aunt's attorney,the courts, and everything went smoothly. I can't recommend him highly enough! I wish I could give him more business!

10/07/2013 -info336
Sold a home in 2013 in Westchester, Los Angeles, CA 90045.

Local knowledge: ★★★★★
Process expertise: ★★★★★
Responsiveness: ★★★★★
Negotiation skills: ★★★★★
I was extremely happy with the experience of selling my home with Terry Ballentine as my listing agent. He delivered on all aspects promised and then some. Being that my home was architecturally unique & the largest home on the block syndrome , I knew it might take some extra efforts to flush out the right buyers. Terry held open houses literally every weekend until we had it sold. He also helped with staging advice, providing various resources to help with fixing up the house in prep for the sale and any other vendors needed for repairs. His expertise and long term experience was invaluable in every step of the process. His attitude was always great and excellent communication in every step. I would highly recommend Terry to anyone in my area looking to sell or buy a home.

07/28/2012 -user0443938
Bought a Multi Family home in 2010 for approximately $675K in Venice, Venice, CA.

Local knowledge: ★★★★★
Process expertise: ★★★★★
Responsiveness: ★★★★★
Negotiation skills: ★★★★★
Terry has helped us buy both our first home as well as our vacation home. He genuinely loves what he does and it shows! He makes the confusing and difficult portions of the home buying process so much easier because of his knowledge and experience. I highly recommend Terry to anyone who wants a Realtor that will be by your side throughout the process. Thanks for everything Terry!!

07/27/2012 - user4878149
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $175K in Big Bear Lake, CA.

Local knowledge: ★★★★★
Process expertise: ★★★★★
Responsiveness: ★★★★★
Negotiation skills: ★★★★★
Terry has helped my fiance and I to purchase 2 homes and I can't give enough praise to his professionalism, attentiveness, and desire to understand our needs and help us with every detail and request we threw at him. He is a pleasure to work with and I plan on working with him for all of my future purchases. Thanks Terry!

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