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 Santa Monica, Mar Vista, Venice, Marina Del Rey, West Los Angeles, Playa Vista, 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.

SJ Larson


My selection of this firm from a competitive field led me to believe they would provide the best services possible, and I was never disappointed. There work on my behalf relating to all aspects of property management was perfect. Always there when needed, attentive to the renter as well as myself, they were the best!


Michael Patchen


Monte and Brad are pros. I've worked with them on the three sale/purchases of homes on the westside. They know the market, provide sage guidance, are genuine and honest and never ever leave you feeling as though you're asking too much from them irrespective of the issue. A few years ago I was a nervous and distrusting first time buyer and they've earned my trust and respect - which regretfully can be difficult - but they've demonstrated to me that they are interested in long term relationships and to that end I've always felt as though their interests are aligned with mine. They're never pushy and are super responsive.


Katrine Fernandes


Trust! I can't say enough about Hartman and Cole Real Estate. They handled every aspect of the process of selling my home. I never felt pressured or stressed by the process because they were their every step of the way. My situation got even more complicated with my HOA and another owner and they assisted and advised me on how to deal with that as well! Not something they had to do, just an example of the extra steps that they take. You are in good hands with Hartman Cole Real Estate.

Katrine


Lindsay Brennan


Brad Cole was the second real estate agent we started working with over a course of one year trying to find the "perfect" home for us. Even though we were slightly out of his mastered area Brad always made us feel like he knew how to get the best deal for us. During an inspection Brad and my husband felt like the property smelled funny. He encouraged us to do an independent mold test and it came back positive. Not only did Brad calm our nerves that mold can be taken care of he was able to negotiate an amazing deal because of it. The sellers wanted to use their own contract and Brad knew that would not work in our favor and got them to use the California Association of Realtors contract. Not only was the mold 100% removed, he helped us when some of the conditions were not met even after closing. There was not one time that we called Brad that he made us feel unimportant even though our little town home was not a huge commission for him. He also introduced us to a great lender who was able to push our deal through when it seemed like the bank wanted extra terms and conditions. Even after two years of being in our home I still have called Brad to ask advice about refinance and loan terms. Every time it is like talking to an old friend and he has never seemed bothered by helping us. I truly can not recommend Hartman Cole enough.


Erin Weir


I was a first time home buyer looking for a lot of help navigating the real estate waters. Monte carefully listened to my wants and needs and also talked me through a lot of nervous days. He found me the absolute perfect listing in the mid city area of LA, getting me early access to the home. Without Monte's expertise and advice, I truly believe I never would have had my offer accepted. Both he and Brad were there with me every step of way in a market that can be incredibly intimidating for first time buyers. Seven short weeks after I started looking, I was in my new home. And the team will even give you a great recommendation for a taco joint in your new neighborhood. Talk about full service!


Carol Thom and Mohi Khairandesh


We were in the market to buy a house last year, and had a very limited time frame in which to complete the transaction. We were very lucky to work with Brad Cole and Monte Hartman in purchasing our home. Working with them made the whole process so easy. In fact, it went so smoothly that we kept wondering if there wasn't more we should be doing!

Brad and Monte provided a high level of customer service and were very accommodating with our difficult schedule. We were unable to meet during normal business hours, but they arranged their schedule to fit with ours, even meeting with us late as midnight as we negotiated the price. They were always available when we had questions or needed help.

Being that we were first-time home buyers, we had a lot of questions. Brad and Monte displayed a great deal of patience with us, explaining each step and all of the paperwork thoroughly, telling us what to expect, and even helping with our escrow questions. They also made follow-up calls to make sure we got everything completed on schedule. We found Brad and Monte to be extremely knowledgeable and they gave us invaluable advice.

Brad and Monte were a pleasure to work with.


Dr. Jeff McQuillan and Dr. Lucy Tse


We had just about given up hope on finding a real estate agent that was willing to listen carefully to our specific needs in order to help us find our home and then we met Monte Hartman and Brad Cole. We soon found out that “not all real estate agents are created equal”. They performed at a very high level of service and always made our goal their top priority. We are so happy with our new home!


John and Norita Kelly


We have used Monte and Brad on multiple occasions to buy and sell real estate. We find them to be professional and hard working. They are our real estate agents for life.


Renee and Bruce Campbell, Huntington Harbor


We appreciate all you, Holly and Brad, did for us. If I knew the process of buying a home was going to be so easy I would have done it years ago! It was totally because of you guys. You made us very comfortable and kept us well informed through the whole process. You guys make a fantastic team and we would always recommend you to our friends. We feel as if we gained two new friends as well as a new home!


Meeghan Maloney and Jason Rick


We interviewed several agents before making our final decision to sell our home with the Hartman Cole Team. Brad and Monte stood out above the rest with their years of success in our area. We are extremely happy we chose them. They helped us prep the home and we achieved an over asking price offer in less than a week in a very difficult market. We highly recommend them to anyone that wants a great team to sell their home.


David T. Pisarra, Esq.


Their professionalism, dedication, knowledge, skill and tenacity in making a deal happen, when combined with Brad and Monte’s natural charm made this home sale process an easy and smooth transition. They kept me informed of all the important mile-markers and provided me with the technological tools to get the sale done while I continued to run my busy law practice...Whether you are a home seller, home buyer, or attorney who is looking for a qualified agent to place your trust and your emotionally difficult clients with, I cannot recommend the Bradley Cole and Monte Hartman strongly enough.


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