Joe and Monique Carabba helped us to complete a simultaneous buy-sell transaction a couple months ago, and we are incredibly grateful for them! It's hard enough just purchasing a home, but trying to juggle two escrows took home buying to a completely new stress level. Luckily we had Joe and Monique beside us the entire time. We used Joe and Monique for our first home purchase a few years prior, and once again, they went above and beyond the call of duty. Joe and Monique are extremely hands-on. They weren't afraid to get their hands dirty and do some heavy lifting when it came to staging our home for sale. When it came to the purchase of our new home, their knowledge and experience was invaluable, and they were able to provide amazing advice to us throughout all stages of the process. They are super personable, and have become more like friends to us than realtors. We still talk all the time. I would highly recommend them for anyone looking to either sell their current home or purchase a new home (or both). They are an absolute pleasure to work with!
Monique & Joe are a dream team to work with. From the over-the-top level of service to being incredibly attentive and knowledgeable, we could not have had a better experience buying a house with them.
We were introduced to them through a NYC realtor as we were looking to make a cross-country move and did not have the best experience with Redfin or similar platforms that would assign random agents. We really needed someone who intimately knew the local market, could understand our specific needs, and most importantly, be our eyes-and-ears on the ground in California. When I say, extraordinary service, Monique & Joe would go out of their way to pick me up and drop me off at LAX so that we could squeeze in a few viewings between flights, they would conduct detailed walk-throughs with impeccable video recaps so we could view homes virtually from NYC, they would reiterate the need for masks & safe hygiene to anyone we had a physical touchpoint with. Even after the sale closed, they offered to have our furniture shipped to their house and delivered to us personally on move-in day so we would not be without furniture. When COVID hit and our internet installation was delayed, Monique came over to drop off a wifi jetpack. These are just a few examples of their thoughtfulness and consideration.
Their knowledge and experience is also undeniable. As we weren't familiar with the area, they helped us narrow down the neighborhoods that would most suit our needs and fit our lifestyle. Due to their extensive relationships with other agents in the area, we were able to find a property that was off-market. We ended up with a larger property than we thought we could get, for under the budget we had anticipated. Our offer was accepted immediately and the entire process was seamless. A buyer's dream!
Monique and Joe are the real deal. They made the entire home-buying process frictionless and we will continue to recommend them to all our friends & family.
Joe and Monique are just the best. They’re the only people we’d consider working with when buying or selling a house. They’re extremely knowledgeable, seemingly work around the clock, and are just great people.
We first met Monique when my wife then fiancé was selling her condo in Culver City California. Monique‘s tenacity, charm, spunk and kindness was so genuine that she found us our home in Inglewood California. When it came time to sell our home, it was a no-brainer to call Monique to help us, but this time we got a bonus her husband Joe. The two of them helped us through a very tough and confusing sale. But with every question comment or concern they were always there with an answer or reassurance. We would definitely recommend them to any family member or friend. After everything that we’ve been through we consider them friends.
Joe and Monique are the best. They have been a tremendous help to me and my daughter! I have worked with many many real estate agents before but no agents have been as professional, personable, helpful, knowledgeable, and thorough as Joe and Monique. I have multiple holdings and I look forward to working with Joe and Monique in the future to help me with all of my real estate transactions and investments. I can't recommend them highly enough.
Monique and Joe not only helped us sell our house, they helped us manage the rental until we were ready to sell. They were quick to respond to the renters and us, and helped quell any problems. They planned ahead, and prepped the house so when the renters left, we had a quick turn around.
If you’re looking for a house, condo, property to build your dream home, or you have a property to sell, I have a SUPERB recommendation for you. It took just 13 days from start to finish with Joe and Monique Carrabba. In less than 1 week, we had not just one offer, but EIGHT and 10 days later (today) the deal closed. They personally staged the property in style, and presented it extremely well. You’re guided through the process every step of the way with courtesy, professionalism and service. They made it a point to meet us, visit our property, list it and sell it. You could not ask for more. You don't deal with someone taking a message or telling you they will call you back later. They take the time to answer questions, arrange inspections, meet with interested parties and represent all that they serve. THANK YOU MONIQUE AND JOE, YOU’RE AMAZING!
We had a property in a very unique position (a high end home in Beverly Hills, torn down, and remodel just started). Joe and Monique were able to find a buyer for us, even in a down market! They are extremely knowledgeable, and they put together a specific, targeted and thorough marketing campaign. As far as I'm concerned, they are the best!
Monique and Joe are the absolute best. They are kind, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful. We could not imagine going through the buying a house process without their guidance. If you are looking to buy a home in LA go with Monique and Joe. They even spent an entire Saturday giving us a tour of the area we were looking to consider. A++
Monique and Joe were amazing! They gave us wonderful advice all along. They were professional and kind and incredibly helpful. And they found us our dream home! Highly, highly recommend.
I can't say enough about Joe and Monique and their level of service. End to end they took care of seemingly every detail of my sale for me, which I really needed since I live in Northern California. From Day 1 they were utmost professional, understood my needs, knew the local market, and really walked me through the process. They were hands on in every respect starting with suggesting cost effective upgrades, arranging for handymen, exquisitely staging the property, lining up professional photography, putting together a sparkling listing, and of course, showcasing the property at open house and broker tours. When it came time to review offers, their negotiating skills really shined and they were able to lock in a final sale price that exceeded my expectations. Honestly what more could a client ask for?? They were a fabulous team and I honestly felt I got the benefit of two pros for the price of one! Extremely lucky to have found them, as everything from start to finish with my sale went as smoothly and successfully as I could've dreamed thanks to them.
Knowledge. Experience. Professionalism. Patience. Personable. Joe and Monique are all these and more. The Los Angeles real estate market is brutal, especially for buyers, and Monique and Joe were with me every step of the way (for over five months). With Monique and Joe, you get two for the price of one. Between the two of them, there wasn’t one thing they didn’t know or one innovative idea they didn’t come up with. They were always there to write offers, visit properties, and eventually, close on my new home. I always felt like I was their most important client. Frankly, I don’t know when these two sleep, they seem to work all hours of the day, every day and were always there when I needed them. And in addition to their business acumen and professionalism, they are good people. They were personally invested in me and my dream of buying my first home. There are a lot of ways buying a new home can go wrong, but there is one way to ensure it goes right: make Joe and Monique your agents.
Joe and Monique were great. We were first time home buyers and were looking to buy in the rapidly changing Leimert Park area. Joe always responded quickly to any requests and guided us quickly through the process of making offers. Since flippers and owner occupants tend to want different things, they helped make us look attractive in situations with multiple bids. This included changing our loan company to avoid last minute challenges to the approval process. They seemed to have a contact or company for everything which was especially useful for the loan and multiple inspections. Despite all our anxiety and need to rush Joe and Monique handled every situation from unexpected roof inspection problems to helping with the coupon for appliances. They were great and felt like we had partners through the entire process!
Joe and Monique are a terrific team and great agents. Monique has a strong vision, aesthetic and negotiating skills and Joe is the attorney and has operational excellence. They connected me with a lender who helped me to build a very competitive offer, enabling me to beat out several multiple offers on an incredible house. Joe and Monique also have a qualified and reliable network of vendors -- everyone from gardeners to electricians to plumbers -- which they mobilized for me to get the job done. They were also very thorough with the inspections which provided us with significant negotiating leverage. I can't begin to express my gratitude to them. I wouldn't have been able to have gotten through this process without their direction and support.
Monique and Joe are a power team in real estate. They have boundless energy, impeccable taste and a boatload of patience while house hunting. When it comes to making offers and navigating escrow they are prompt, and professional. They even went above and beyond connecting me with talented trades-people to execute some renovations before I moved in. Everything about the experience was smooth and I'm sure that I got the best house for me at the best possible price.
Joe and Monique were great. They made the process of selling our duplex easy and were totally reasonable in commissions and fees. They got us the highest price ever for a duplex in our area. Great professional realtors.
I cannot say enough good things about Monique and Joe. We are first-time home buyers, which is intimidating to say the least in the LA real estate market, not to mention we were looking at a major fixer upper. Monique and Joe did some serious hand-holding, and helped us through every step of the process, from finding a lender to helping work out the right mortgage to getting our offer approved to meeting us at the property for endless inspections/contractor bids to negotiating a very sizable repair credit with the sellers. They were available at all times of day and late-late night, and addressed my various anxieties and concerns with real solutions and great advice. They are both so extremely knowledgeable and savvy, there were at least a dozen times we faced seemingly insurmountable obstacles and they found solutions to each and every one. I truly believe there is NO WAY we would have closed on our house if it weren't for them. Monique has continued to help me even after the closing with advice on contractors and renovations. I'm so happy we went through the process with them and I highly recommend them to anyone in the market.
Joe and Monique are undoubtedly the best real estate couple EVER! We had a very modest budget and were looking for a home in LA. With our parameters, it seemed pretty impossible but Joe and Monique were extremely encouraging! We certainly weren't their biggest clients, but they never let us feel like we weren't top priority! The entire time we worked with them, they made us feel like we were their only clients. Joe and Monique were there for every appointment and every inspection and they offered great suggestions and advice. They answered all of our millions of questions and really helped to take the stress out of what is typically a highly stressful experience. We would gladly recommend Joe and Monique to anyone looking to buy or sell their home. They were absolutely wonderful!
Finding a new home can be an emotional roller coaster. Having a real estate agent that you can trust makes the ups and downs of the home buying journey much easier to navigate. Having two agents that you can trust almost makes it like a walk in the park. That's what my partner and I found in Monique and Joe. We felt an instant connection. They were transparent and supportive and went out of their way over and over to ensure that we found the perfect new home and guided us through the entire home buying process. Even when we found our new home they were a constant resource for everything from a reliable handyman to landscapers to painters. They are more than just realtors - they've become our neighbors and our friends.
Monique and Joe complete each other as the best professional team you could ask for. Joe was always available to assist with anything from legal questions to waiting for the DWP meter reader. He always responded promptly to my phone calls and emails. Together, they staged my house and made it look gorgeous. I believe Monique was the creative talent there. Their online photo presentation was outstanding. I looked at many online and didn't see one come even close. Their team approach was very successful; my house sold quickly with no delays and no hassles. I strongly recommend them.
I'm not usually given to superlatives and hyperbole on the internet, but working with Monique and Joe to sell my precious house was a truly remarkable experience. Selling a house is hard. But when you have a team -- and yes, they do work together as a team -- it almost seems effortless. Because I was on the other side of the country when I made the decision to sell my house, I relied on Monique and Joe for EVERYTHING. And they delivered EVERYTHING. Without a single complaint. Not one. They packed me up (the entire house), they managed my vehicle, they pulled all the permits, they got bids on every job, they got all repairs done, they found new carpeting and choose the paint, and found every service necessary to make my house shine. They coordinated everything! And they did it all according to my budget, always trying to avoid waste. I married into the real estate business many years ago and it was a nightmare. But none of that horror re-visited while working with Monique and Joe. They are honest. Professional. Wonderful. And they work and work and work. The sale was a huge success, and I know that The Carrabba Group created that success. Work with them and see for yourself!
We chose Monique and Joe Carrabba over a couple of other well-qualified realtors. Ultimately, we went with the Carrabba's because we've known them since moved to Pic-Fair Village. Through their volunteering and participation, they are very much part of what makes this a great community. Since we were moving out of the country prior to the home going on the market, we ultimately decided they would be the ones we could most count on to represent our needs locally. What we weren't expecting was the marketing genius of these two. Not only did they make sure they house was staged beautifully, but they got the word out in every way imaginable. The sheer amount of foot traffic in the first week was incredible. Also, taking their advice, we ended up with multiple offers, which turned out to be a huge deal. They managed to over-deliver without over-promising, which is all we could ask for. Joe and Monique are good people, and you would do well to have them on your side.
It was just by happenstance that I met Monique and Joe Carrabba. Searching the internet for duplexes in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, I found one that looked like it might be what I had in mind. Pictures of several brokers were shown on the page next to details about the property. Mistakenly thinking I was calling the listing broker, I called Monique Carrabba at the Carrabba Group. After telling me that she was not the listing broker, she suggested that I allow her to show me the property. I did and that was how a great relationship came to be. After touring several properties it became evident that suitable properties could not be found in Hollywood for a reasonable price. The Carrabba’s however are very knowledgeable about the surrounding areas and because they understand what I was trying to accomplish, they were able to steer me to nearby neighborhoods which offered much greater value for the same money. Monique put me on her email list which exposed me to a lot of properties. When I saw one that might work, Joe, my wife Kim and I would go take a tour. We did this a number of times. Each time we viewed a property I was able to refine my search parameters. I never felt like Joe felt showing all these properties was an imposition and I never felt I was being pressured to make a decision. After discussing the price of a couple of the properties we looked at it became clear to me that the Carrabbas were extremely knowledgeable about the value of properties in the areas in which we were looking. After that I relied exclusively on them to advise me on pricing my offers, no need for a second opinion or my own due diligence. We made a couple of offers and were outbid just as the Carrabbas said we would be. I never felt pressured to raise my offers to secure a deal. After a number of months of looking we were able to find, in a really good neighborhood a place that exceeded our expectations, at a fair price, all because of the patience, persistence and knowledge of the Carrabbas. We are very happy with our investment. I can’t overemphasize how much I enjoy working with extremely competent, honest people. The Carrabbas are two of the best.
Joe and Monique Carrabba set a record of price per square foot for 90046 as our selling agents in 2014. This review is so very overdue. They didn't do just a great job for us, they did a spectacular job. We had interviewed 2 different agents who did not agree with what we wanted to list for – they suggested lower which I assume would bring a quick sale. Then thankfully we were referred to Joe and Monique who knew our market and knew what had to be done to get our price. We did a lot of work to get the house ready and it was worth it. After only 1 open house not only did we have 4 offers, but we got substantially over our asking. Joe was indispensable in getting inspections, painting, repairs and all sorts little time consuming things completed. He was a wealth of knowledge and we were able to move quickly. He had all the right contacts AND he scheduled everything AND he would be there in person to meet. He even climbed over a tall fence in his nice clothes with not one complaint to let in an inspector because I forgot to leave him a key. Honestly, they set the bar so high we found it to be quite a let down having to work with a different agent now that we sold and had to find a new home. Would never have gone to anyone else but Joe and Monique, but sadly we were looking at homes out of their area. I don’t need to go on because all the other great reviews mirror our experience. You cannot go wrong with this team they WILL get it done for you.
Joe and Monique Carrabba represented my husband and I in the sale of our first home and the purchase of our second and forever home. They were consummate professionals who also worked with our family's best interests at heart. They were strong negotiators and made sure our family's best interests were met. Buying and selling property can be a daunting and overwhelming process but they were able to negotiate and manage a schedule in both transactions so we closed on the sale of our first home, and two weeks later closed on the purchase of our new home. They also helped us deal with a difficult transaction on the buying side (i.e. conservatorship, uncooperative seller, and home in need of major renovation and repair). It gave us great comfort to know that Joe is also an attorney and knows the law. He was able to scrutinize the many contracts that came our way. They coordinated a range of inspections from basic to specialized including engineering, soil and geological inspections so we were always informed on the condition of the property we were purchasing. We consider then our family realtors and also friends. P.S. We got our full asking price thanks to pricing our property right and their relentless work ethic.
Monique was such a great agent. When I first moved to LA, she helped me look for single family homes for over a year. She was always willing to show me any place, no matter how many I passed on, and I never felt pressured. Then, when I changed my mind and decided to buy a duplex with my cousin, the search started all over. For almost another year she showed us everything from Silverlake to Culver City. It was amazing how flexible she was when it came to showings. It was always hard to get me, my cousin and his wife to the open house at the same time, so sometimes she would go twice, once with me and once with them. Monique even helped find me a short term rental (that took an 80lb dog) when my lease came up in the middle of our house hunt. She also assisted me by writing a lease agreement for my new tenant in the home I was renting out up north. When the time comes for me to buy another house, Monique will be the first person I call.
Monique and Joe are an excellent team. They impressed us right from the beginning with their level of expertise and professionalism. My parents had finally decided to put the family home up for sale, after more than 35 years, and they really took the time to understand our situation and objectives, and tailor a marketing strategy and campaign that brought real results. 10 days after listing, with just 2 open houses, we had more than a dozen offers rolling in, with several above asking. It was a dream result and they were there to help us every step of the way, sorting through the offers and getting us through final negotiations. We cannot recommend them highly enough.
Joe and Monique have gone above and beyond what you would expect of real estate agents. They are extremely professional, always on time, and always make sure their clients are satisfied. They also helped me by providing the right property inspectors, property searches, architects, escrow contacts, renovations, and just really overseeing the whole home-buying process through the start to finish. I couldn't be more happy with my new home they found for me! I would recommend them to any serious home buyers who want a professional real estate team that gets the job done right.
I don't even know where to begin with the rave reviews. Monique and Joe are so experienced and are the absolute perfect team. Between the two of them, they can answer any question and tackle any problem - any detailed question on any form, any detail uncovered during inspection or negotiations. They knew what issues to prepare for before they ever even arose. They are experts on the market and they are incredibly hard working. They negotiated brilliantly. They communicated incredibly effectively and efficiently. They also went so far above and beyond the call of duty and greatly exceeded our expectations. They met contractors. They called moving companies. They helped us sell items from our home. They helped stage and present the home well. I could go on an on. We so enjoyed working with them and were so thankful to have them as partners during every step of the process. They are THE BEST.
Monique and Joe were excellent to work with during the search, negotiation and purchase of the house in Palm Springs. They were very proactive in providing pre-search info, organized our time effectively for touring homes and helped us quickly narrow down our selection. Once we chose one, they provided local assistance beyond the norm while we were out of the area. They met with inspectors, appraisers and took care of local requirements. They were excellent negotiators as well! Truly a smooth and quick process thanks to their professionalism, experience, and effectiveness.
Monique and Joe sold my house in Picfair Village. They were amazing to watch in action! They came in, made my house look amazing, listed it, showed it and sold it. All without a hitch. Despite the fact that they have many clients, they were always available when I had a question. I learned a lot from them. They had everything covered. They are involved in the neighborhood and know pretty much everything that goes on in the area, from lost kittens to newest shops, The Carrabba's know! They are a great team and I recommend them!
Joe and Monique are the best. They were hardworking and patient as we navigated buying a home in a very competitive market. They gave sound advice based on experience and wisdom which led my wife and I into a great home in a neighborhood where values are rising. They were available 24/7 and genuinely cared about finding the perfect home for our family.
Joe and Monique are the best agents in the business. They are available at all hours of the day to answer phone calls, emails and texts. Both are able to provide help with any questions someone may have. I will recommend all my clients to Joe and Monique in the future for all real estate needs.
Monique and Joe were great! I never imagined selling my place could go so well and quickly. They made everything incredibly easy for me and got me a great offer on my place I highly recommend them.
As first time home buyers, we were a little unsure how to navigate through the entire process. Most agents we interviewed wanted exclusivity agreements for up to a year! So when we found Joe online we were immediately impressed. He showed us properties with no pressure or expectation, and he was incredibly honest throughout. We knew the day we met that we wanted to stick with him! The market was incredibly challenging, and it took my husband and I a full year to find our house. Throughout that time, Joe consistently guided us in the offer process and the bidding wars, never advising we over pay. We felt confident in his knowledge of real estate and his law background proved reassuring. Joe was always available via email or text, was quick to respond, guided us with patience, and remained optimistic. When we finally got an accepted offer (on our DREAM house!) he walked us step-by-step, even secured us the best inspectors in the field. Our escrow period was smooth and we closed on time, which we credit to Joe's strong negotiating skills. Ultimately, Joe's genuine nature made us feel confident, comfortable, and successful throughout our home buying process.
Monique and Joe helped my husband and me buy our first house just over two years ago. We had so many questions about the process, the home, what was normal, what we should really be looking out for, etc. They were extremely patient with us throughout the entire process, very responsive to our emails, and incredibly knowledgeable of the market and other comps. They always gave us their honest opinion and went above and beyond to make sure we were getting a great deal--which we did thanks to them! Two years later, they are still helping us with various service recommendations (gardeners, etc.) and we are absolutely in love with our home and neighborhood. I can't recommend them highly enough!
This husband and wife duo are extremely knowledgeable and helped guide us through purchasing our first home. They provided great service and a balanced perspective. They noticed many details about homes and contracts that we would not and really made us feel we were in good hands. We never felt a burden with so many questions and never felt rushed after looking at months of houses. I found them by randomly clicking on a link to inquire more about a listing online. I am extremely happy we chose to work with them. I am sure you will be too!
Can't say enough great things about Monique and Joe. They are #1 in my wife and my book! Joe and Monique sold my wife's home and helped my wife and I buy a new one. There were many obstacles in the road with the new property which Joe and Monique were able to quickly navigate through and make buying a home fun and easy. Without their help we would have been lost. Their experience is paramount and their professionalism is 2nd to none. Looking for the perfect real estate team. Call Monique and Joe!
We first met Joe and Monique at one of their open houses in Picfair Village. Ultimately, that property was not right for us, but we kept in touch with Joe from then on. They were very helpful at every stage in our search, without ever being overly pushy to commit to working exclusively with them. Especially for people looking to buy or sell in Mid City / Picfair Village, The Carrabba Group would get my highest recommendations.
I just want to say that I am really happy to have found The Carrabba Group to work it. They are all very helpful and educated. I worked mainly with Monique and she was one of the nicest people that I have seen. She had an answer for all of our questions. She was so helpful to us and we learned a lot from her. She helped us purchase our first town house. She made the process so peaceful that, I recommended her to my brother who is now in process of purchasing a house with their help. Once again would like to thank Monique for making the process easy and peaceful. They have an awesome team. Keep up the good work.
A friend recommended Monique and Joe, since he was very happy with they had worked together. I have to say I will personally recommend to my friends as well. Right from the beginning I felt at ease. Since the property I acquired is my first home, they took the time to walk me through all the steps I would need to go through, and made it very clear how to approach this buy, from doing offers all the way to doing the inspections in the final stage. I had very little to worry about the paper work, and could focus on making the calls on offers. I always felt that they were there for me, and they were available every time I needed their support to visit a house or needed to meet with them for questions. Last but not least, I really appreciated the fact that they work with competent people they trust when it comes to doing inspections..Over the courses of the 5 month I was looking for my house, I must have seen more than a dozen, had 4 of them narrowed down that really fitted my needs, and Monique and Joe really understood what was were the key points in my choice.
Monique and Joe made me feel comfortable from the very beginning. They walked me through the entire process without making me feel pressured. They addressed all my concerns, referred me to all services I needed, and were professional throughout the entire process. They found a buyer for my house in under two weeks. They didn't oversell me but were able to get me a fair deal. They understand realty well and know the market. They were a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend them.
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