Sold in Compton, CA!

Congratulations Elida & Raul!

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Raul & Elida listed their starter home for sale in 2015 with an agent, and after about 80 days, 1 offer that disappeared, and appointments after appointments, they decided to cancel the listing, and wait. Thankfully my friend Haydee referred Elida to me, we met, sat together and came up with a marketing and financial game plan in June. They listed their home for sale in 2015 for $325,000 and were unsuccessful. We were aiming to close at a $350,000 sales price considering the comparables, and the amount they wanted to net from the sale. After some preparations, and marketing, we had our first Open House and received over 20 offers on their home! We opened escrow and for unknown reasons, the buyer decided to cancel escrow. We were all frustrated, but sometimes in real estate… THINGS HAPPEN. Luckily we had a house that was HOT on the market and the buyers decided to cancel within their inspection period so not too much time was lost. One weekend later we opened escrow again with an additional $2000 in their offer, sometimes “bad” things happen for very good reasons.

We did encounter a few more hiccups with the city of Compton and their Pre sale requirements, but after the cities delays we aimed for $350,000 but CLOSED escrow with $370,000… A number we never discussed.

Of course when you’re selling something as important as a house, daily communication is key. After only a few months, I’ve grown to love the Perez and Jimenez family very much! Its a blessing to be able to assist and add quality people to your circle of friends.

BUT somehow, they always think of me when its supposed to be all about them!!!

Thank you Elida & Raul for choosing me, & for gifting me with Raider tickets!!! Yes!

Now my boyfriend and I get to celebrate with them in Oakland on my birthday weekend, because they are Raider fans also!

Ultimately, this is supposed to be more than just buying and selling… the experience should be something you’ll never forget, more than just hard work… its an accomplishment that deserves to feel special.

Congratulations on the sale of your starter home Elida & Raul! Details on the New Home Coming Soon!!!



Call or Text (323) 543-1881 For all of your Real Estate Questions.

Estrada, Desiree

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Sold in Highland, CA!

Congratulations Limias Family!!!

Manuel and his family were looking for a couple of months as they were renting in a  home that was about to be sold and had decided to purchase their first home instead of continuing to rent and pay someone else’s mortgage. After feeling neglected and feeling as if they weren’t actively looking with their agent, they decided to move on before they were left with no more time.

Manuel decided to re qualify with Jorge Martinez – Bay Equity; they took me on as their Realtor and we looked at 9 homes our first weekend together. After shopping in Fontana, and Rialto, they decided to expand to Highland, CA where they closed escrow on a completely remodeled, 4 bedroom, 2 story home while staying $40,000 below the initial budget! While in escrow, we negotiated all repairs to be made, and they received stainless steel microwave with range, and dishwasher to match.

I was blessed to have met them all, they are such a kind and amazing family, and it was an honor to represent them as best as possible.

Congratulations to the new residents of Highland, CA!

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Sold in Los Angeles, CA!



I’m so blessed to be able to congratulate the sweetest family on their new investment homes! Plural. because they purchased a TRIPLEX!

I had the opportunity to assist Stephanie (Deni’s sister) in the sale and purchase of her home and Stephanie introduced me to Deni & Juan. Deni & Juan are the owners of the company “Trims and More” that is expanding and were looking for a property that can help house their products/ continue to grow their business. We began our journey in Mixed use properties and found that the financing aspect for commercial and residential properties was a bit tedious. We moved on to searching for Commercial only properties for their company, and found something that would have been perfect until we did further research on the building type, etc. and ultimately didn’t pass the criteria. We looked ceaselessly for the perfect property that could meet their needs until Juan drove by this triplex and asked me to look into the details.

After some time, waiting on tenants, coordinating with Sellers that were on vacation,  and city research for permits, we opened escrow! 30 days later, Deni & Juan are now owners of a property that will pay itself, and automatically has $10,000 equity!

I hope their future plans for the building will help grow their business, but regardless, this purchase is a true asset!

Thank you for allowing me to assist you! Ive had the privilege to meet most of your family, and everyone is beyond wonderful! Love you all so much, I will always be here for you all!!! CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN!


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“From $500 a month – to owning my own home…”


     I wanted to share my fathers journey to show that a financial and personal plan can lead to home ownership. He is a self employed Artist in the industry and is now living in a 4 bedroom remodeled home with my stepmother and teenage brother. Here is my fathers testimonial below:

“From a 500 dollar, a month stipend to owning my own home in three years”

-John Zender

5 years ago, I was asked by a pastor friend if I would take a spiritual challenge, the challenge was to drop everything I was doing and assist him in his vision of church planting in the MacArthur park area. I told him I would pray about it and get back to him, well I did pray and it seemed like most of the doors I was expecting to open were closing, that made me wonder if maybe working with the church was what God wanted me to do. The church could only offer me a $500 stipend every month, I was commuting from Torrance to Highland park every day so I was spending $200 a month on gas alone. Another thing they would offer is studio space for free, now that seemed interesting since I was neglecting my art career for years. I worked with the church for three years, helping with outreach ministry, running a new location, promotional materials and other things. I hung in there for three years doing small art projects to help offset the expenses, on the third year the church could no longer offer the stipend but offered a larger studio space near the downtown LA area. I knew this was now the time I had to begin to prepare for what I really wanted to do with my career. I went back into painting my own personal work and pulled out about 50 new easel works and several mural projects. One of those mural projects was a continuous evolving mural at metroflex gym in Long Beach. That project allowed me to gain exposure in the fitness genre and got the attention of the owner of The Camp. He allowed me to paint some of his gyms and informed me that they were planning on opening more locations. During this time, I was now living in Torrance with my in laws in a small one room location, I knew I had to make some serious decisions about my career and my life. I rented an art studio in San Pedro and began to work hard trying to save as much as I could. At first, I was just trying to follow the advice of Dave Ramsey in saving $3,000 for an emergency fund, and later a need to save for materials for my business since the gym franchise was moving faster than I expected. I consulted with my daughter, Desiree Estrada who is a real estate agent with century 21, about the possibility of trying to buy a house for space, (one thing artist really need is physical space). She gave me the real estate breakdown of the two to three-year income tax review plus the credit check, and of course if I qualified the down payment and closing costs. I then asked what if I wanted to buy a house now… She then said “we can try to review your income taxes next year for this year and if you can clear over 50K Net a year you could qualify…. So, my son and I began to challenge ourselves into trying to save and of course make as much as we could by not over spending and even hiding our savings in accounts that had no ATM attached to them. We knew we would have to pay the IRS next year for that income but we saw it as an investment for that house. Goals, discipline and strict coordination was all me and my son thought about. I remember working with youth and trying to share the information of the 7 habits of highly effective people by Stephen Covey with them, (Be Proactive, begin with the end in mind, put things first, think Win Win, understand before being understood, Synergize and Sharpen the saw). Now I had to live these qualities and share them with my son. In January of 2017 I did my taxes and cleared 40K Net and paid a lump sum to the IRS…with much help from Desiree’s team at century 21, I got approved for a loan and in June of 2017 the month my son graduated from Jr High with Honors, God blessed us with a 4-bedroom house with lots of space we closed escrow on that same month and the beginning of a new journey has begun. I plan to build a studio and produce as much new work as I can…

John Zender


Thank you for reading… I hope this can inspire you or someone you know. Very excited for them, and I am here to assist anyone who is looking to begin their mortgage plan as well. 

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Sold in Lakewood, CA!

Congratulations Shirley & Victor!


I would like to Congratulate a beautiful family that I was blessed to meet and help with the purchase of their home.

I met them over a year ago at an open house in Downey!
They called me this year because they were ready to sell their first home and use the proceeds to buy their DREAM HOME!
We had their home in escrow, so we had to no time to waste, I think we saw 20 houses on one Saturday.
I remember walking into this Open house with them, standing in the backyard by the pool and them telling me, “This is the one.”
The house without a question had multiple offers, and we were going against some insanely strong buyers. We made an offer with the lowest money down, lowest deposit, and couldn’t buy unless we sold their house!
I was nervous about this war, but
I was sitting with my whole family the day they told me our offer was accepted, and they can vouch for me when I say I was jumping like I had won on “The Price Is Right” lol.
Today I was honored to give them the keys to not their first home, but ‘The One.” Thank you Axel Villatoro for simply killing it! You did miracles and we could have closed this in 2 weeks if it wasn’t for the second escrow attached. This was such a team effort! I wish them nothing but the best! Im blessed to be your whole families Realtor!
Help me congratulate the new residents of Lakewood, CA!

Call / Text (323) 543-1881 For all of your Real Estate Questions.


Estrada, Desiree


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Sold in Huntington Park!



I’ve known Haydee since… I had to have been 12 years old. From then till now she’s always exuded laughter, joy, and till this day one of the nicest people I’ve ever known.
I remember when she contacted me about buying a condo before she was engaged… and of course, I remember the big announcement. 
This all started as one small seed, asking me questions, where to go, what to do how to do it. And now they’re officially homeowners! Somehow, they’re thanking me for what Ive done to make sure that they get keys to their own home… BUT
I was the lucky one who witnessed one of my favorite couples holding hands, joking around, and sharing kisses in front of other potential homes… and yes, cry 😭. I don’t know how many times they’ve made me say “awe!” Lol. 

Haydee and Jason… I am so blessed to apart of this memory with you guys ❤️ I played a small role in your fairytale love story!! And nothing compares to that! Love you both with all my heart! And yes…. THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING! Wish you nothing but happiness in your new home together 🏠🙌❤️
#TeamJaydee #Homeowners #ForeverFriends #TrueLove #Congratulations

Huge Thank you Tom Ramirez !! You were a huge reason why this happened! Thank you for helping someone that means so much to me ❤️

Please think of me when you, your friends and family are thinking of buying or selling a home.

Call / Text (323) 543-1881 For all of your Real Estate Questions.


Estrada, Desiree


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Sold in Hemet, CA


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Congratulations to the Ramirez Family on the sale of their home in Hemet, CA!

I am blessed to have been introduced to the Ramirez family by a friend. There are many homes on the market in Hemet CA, and we needed a quick but top dollar sale! Im glad I could assist! 🙂

Please think of me when you, your friends and family are thinking of buying or selling a home.

Call / Text (323) 543-1881 For all of your Real Estate Questions.


Estrada, Desiree


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Sold in Garden Grove, CA!

Congratulations to the Bravo Family!

Sold their Townhouse in Garden Grove for $370,000!



Please think of me when you, your friends and family are thinking of buying or selling a home.

Call / Text (323) 543-1881 For all of your Real Estate Questions.


Estrada, Desiree


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Sold in Whittier, CA!


New Residents of Whittier, CA.



We seen many beautiful homes, but this was the one everyone in the Lopez Family fell in love with. There were multiple offers, and some above asking but I made sure their offer was accepted and we still received credit from the Seller for closing costs!


Please think of me when you, your friends and family are thinking of buying or selling a home.

Call / Text (323) 543-1881 For all of your Real Estate Questions.


Desiree Estrada