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Agent Ratings for Saoud Arikat
Home buyer in Castaic
Saoud is a model example of the Golden Rule in that he treated me exactly as I would hope I would treat myself. Saoud was there through every step of the home buying process, from finding a beautiful house to handing me the keys (by way of Michael Feicco, who is another consummate real estate professional) ahead of schedule! As I came to learn about the many hiccups that are inherent in real estate transactions, I leaned heavily and gratefully on Saoud to get me to the finish line. When other entities failed to keep the process moving smoothly (on occasion demonstrating less than professional standards), Saoud was always there to literally save the day; and as a result, I give him the vast bulk of the credit for getting me into my house. Simply put, Saoud is the best, and I would endorse him in the strongest terms to anyone looking to buy a home.
Home buyer in Santa Rosa
We were incredibly pleased and grateful for having Saoud guide us through this sometimes tricky process. Always available if we had any questions, his professionalism, negotiating skills and dedication were higher than we could have expected. This gentleman made the process pleasant and, in the process, we know he saved us money. We are extremely satisfied with Saoud's service.
Home buyer in Crockett
I would rank our experience with Saoud on a par with sex and the birth of our first child. We are an older couple with special needs. Before we met Mr Arikat, we suffered through dozens of lackluster realtors who made us feel stupid and small. We had a very dim view of realtors as being incompetent and only being concerned with the bottom line. It was very de-humanizing. Saoud changed all of that. He immediately made us feel important and special. He knew exactly what we were looking for and exerted every possible effort to make buying our house come to fruition. He answered all of our e-mails within minutes, listened to our needs and tried to accommodate them. We can be painful to deal with at times, especially when our life's savings are involved, but Saoud patiently and completely allayed all our fears. He is an expert negotiator and quite simply the most competent person we dealt with. He seamlessly meshed financing, termite reports, insurance needs, etc. We had complete trust in his abilities and he did not disappoint. Had we never met Mr. Arikat, we would still be looking for a home. you have a marvelous person in your employ, do whatever you have to in order to keep him around. We can't say enough about him.
Home seller in Santa Clarita
Saoud was knowledgeable, professional, and above all trustworthy. Never felt like we were out of the loop. He kept us informed from A to Z. He has a calm and reassuring demeanor that made us feel comfortable through the whole process. I would highly recommend Saoud.
Home seller in LOS ANGELES
Saoud was an absolute joy to work with. He got me more money than I expected and helped me avoid unnecessary costs. He covered all bases in detail in a timely manner. He patiently explained everything pre-sale and during escrow. Saoud went out of his way to make sure everything went smoothly. He made sure to be present when the appraiser was at the property. I noticed he has a great working relationship with other agents, lenders and escrow people. Saoud was VERY accessible. I could reach him on the phone 90% of the time and the other 10% I received a call-back within minutes. (incidentally, I found out he was in the process of selling his own house and moving to northern California during our escrow time! Still he was always available to me). Saoud is a great guy to have on your side. During negotiations the buyer came at us with a massive list of repairs and changes. Saoud reassured me, and spoke to the buying agent. He handled it very well. Saved me lots of money. To top it off, Saoud helped me complete this sale while I was residing in Germany. Not a single hitch. I trust him fully. Wunderbar! Because of Saoud's experience as a buying and selling agent, and detailed research of my immediate neighborhood, we sold at a higher price than I expected to get. The fact that he is very friendly and patient and explains things in a language you can easily understand is just icing on the cake. Excellent, excellent work. Thank you, Saoud! I recommend you give him a call. Felipe A. PS, his name is pronounced Sah - OOd
Condo buyer in Thousand Oaks
Everything was PERFECT! All the strenghts below apply and there is nothing more to add. Thank you Saoud and ZipRealty! Michael & Shaina
Home buyer in Canyon Country
Saoud was exceptional in understanding our desires of a home and our must have items in the home and area. Saoud negotiated a fair price once we selected a home and kept us apprised of the status during escrow. Even though we are experienced home buyers Saoud took nothing for granted and communicated superbly from acceptance to key delivery. With challenges from outside (not controlled by Sauod) Saoud went the extra mile (and then some) to stay focused with meeting the closing date and last minute surprises so we could close and meet our furniture delivery date with ownership and keys! My wife and I HIGHLY recommend Saoud for any and all of your real estate needs and we will use his experience and knowledge again (not just for real estate) as he is now a family friend.
Home buyer in Glendale
It was a pleasure to work with a professional who understands his field of work from A to Z and able to guide through the process as smooth as possible. I really enjoyed working on purchasing my house with the help of Saoud Arikat and I am looking forward to working with him in the future.
Home buyer in Oxnard
We could not have asked for a better Realtor than Saoud. When I first spoke with him I explained what kind of role I wanted him to play in the process of buying our first home and he did exactly what I asked, that is -- 1) show me the houses I want to see and 2) write up the paperwork. I must have seen at least 50 homes between May and November in Moorpark, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Camarillo, and Oxnard. I frequently sent him a list of properties I wanted to view that usually consisted of 3 -7 homes.and he would set up a viewing schedule for the very next day, sometimes the same day because I would send the list around 3AM. We put in at least twenty offers (most of them ten to twenty thousand over the asking price) and lost homes because the sellers would take cash offers or we would just get out bid, especially in Moorpark. This was very frustrating for me and my family but I never once, ever, picked up any frustration from Saoud. He always had a positive attitude which made the entire process a whole lot easier. He never tried to sell us on any particular house and I think I appreciated that the most because I hate salesman, especially ones with poor rhetorical skills. I also really liked how he responded to my questions and any concerns that I had. Thank you. By the way, we love the house
Home buyer in Canyon Country
Saoud Arikat is the most professional person I have ever had the privilege of doing business with. My wife and I were very picky in our search for our first home. Saoud was very good at scheduling houses for us to see. We looked at over 90 homes before we found the one we really wanted. Saoud remained patient and never pressured us at all during the process. He was extremely knowledgable and quick in answering all of our questions. He made the entire home buying process very smooth and fun! The day he handed us our keys to our first home was very rewarding. I would highly recommend Saoud to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. He still answers questions I have in a timely manner to this day and it has been a year since we moved into our home/ Without the help of our good friend and neighbor Saoud, we would not have the beautiful home we live in today. Thanks Saoud!
Condo buyer in Canyon Country
Saoud was a huge help throughout all aspects of the buying process. I never felt the least bit uncomfortable working with him. He responded to my emails promptly, diligently pursuing answers to my questions. He almost always found time to meet with me within a reasonable timeframe. In the rare circumstances he couldn't, he offered to setup a showing with a colleague. Saoud was polite, cordial, and firm when interacting with other parties on my behalf. He kept me regularly informed, even when there was no news. When my bank appraisal came in unrealistically low, Saoud tirelessly submitted comp after comp to try and get the bank, the seller, and myself to a mutually agreeable price. He laid out the various options without pressuring me into any of them (even when one probably would have worked out better for the seller and myself). It was a real pleasure working with him.
Home buyer in Canyon Country
Saoud bent over backwards for us. It was a pleasure and a privilege to work with a reliable professional. I can readily place my trust in and encourage other home seekers to work with.He listen to all of our needs and was there to answer questions along the way. Thanks Saoud for going above and beyond the call of duty.
Home buyer in Newhall
Saoud is very good in negotiating and we can trust him. Thank you for your excellent service.
Home buyer in Simi Valley
Saoud has a pleasant personality to work with. He attends to the customers needs and answers questions to his best knowledge. He is professional at this work.