"If anyone has purchased or sold a house in their life there are so many moving parts. Violetta is so 'on top of every single detail' that I can't even begin to explain. Her local knowledge is excellent, her ability to find every little plus or minus in a transaction is precise, and her negotiating tactics are spot on. She is simply the best and I would look no further if you are purchasing or selling a home in Los Angeles." Michael Ginestro, Buyer and Seller

"We were 1000% happy with our realtor, Violetta Hargitay of Sotheby's.  She is kind, professional, smart, organized, helpful, and about as far away from the negative stereotype of a realtor as we can imagine. This was a difficult process for us, as this was our childhood home, and our parents not only built the house, but lived there happily for nearly 60 years. Violetta never pressured us, but kept the process going smoothly.  We just can't give her a high enough recommendation." Virginia Spielberg Gibbs, Seller

"Our family has used the services of Violetta for the purchase of four properties and the sale of two properties in the LA area. She is highly knowledgeable of the West LA area and is totally trustworthy, conscientious, efficient and low pressure. Everything you would want in a Realtor, representing your interests, whether buying or selling. She also works diligently on the contractual details involved in any transaction, making sure you understand the significance of any not easily understood clause in the many documents required to complete a transaction these days. We heartily endorse her for any transaction you may be considering." Robert Saltzman, Buyer and Seller

"Violetta is the first real estate agent I have worked with who is more “on top of it” than I am. She is truly top-notch. I couldn’t ask for a more responsive, hard-working, smart, ethical agent. She will not disappoint. She is extremely thorough, detail-oriented, professional, quick and wise. She is also an absolute pleasure to work with. My husband and I feel so fortunate to have found her. She is a true gem!" Laura Goldberg

"Violetta is as good as it gets. Honest, incredibly hard working and knowledgeable. As good as any professional I have dealt with anywhere in any field." Kurt Peterson, Reed Smith LLP

"Before you make any decision on which broker to choose, I would highly recommend contacting Violetta Hargitay. I was beyond impressed with her intelligent approach, dedication, and follow-through. I would without reservation say that she is the most efficient broker on the entire Westside, if not beyond. In all of my real estate transactions over the past 34 years, she is definitely the shining star. If you want the best, look no further!" Thom Gianetto, President, Edenhurst Gallery

"I’ve bought and sold 4 homes over 17 years with Violetta and I can only say that she’s the most conscientious, knowledgeable, caring, and personally considerate person that I’ve worked with in any field. It’s been re-assuring to know that she has my best interests at heart and has proven that on many occasions during the difficult times of negotiating purchasing and selling. She’s “the real deal!" Jeff Fayman, Immediate Music

"I have had the pleasure of working with Violetta Hargitay in various capacities over my 28 years as a real estate professional on the Westside of Los Angeles.  Many of Violetta’s clients and colleagues would certainly coin the phrase “consummate professional” when referring to Violetta and their experiences with her.  But that only scratches the surface of the impact she has on each and every person she encounters.  In addition to my relationship with Violetta in my real estate sales practice, I recently worked with her as her manager in a Pacific Palisades brokerage. In addition to being a true team player,  I found Violetta to be an individual that would go to great lengths to provide valuable and positive input in the spirit of growth and inspiration for the office.  Even the staff members looked upon her as a leader and appreciated her willingness to take the time to share her knowledge with them. I am proud to be Violetta’s colleague, and truly appreciate her integrity. Kris Mooney, Teles Properties

"Relocating a family from the east coast to the west coast within forty-five days is quite a challenge!  As good fortune would have it, we met Violetta and immediately knew we were in good hands.  From our initial conversation to our property closing, Violetta’s professionalism, reassurance and extreme thoroughness kept us focused on the end goal.  She is a great advisor.  When you make a move to a new area you are vulnerable and she protected us by providing facts and real-time information.  Throughout our entire home buying process, I saw Violetta’s true colors shine through.  Our purchase transaction was somewhat unique as it was a probate sale.  Despite the associated complexities, Violetta skillfully navigated us through the intricacies and we emerged as very happy homeowners in the Palisades.  It comes as no surprise to us that she was recently awarded the Five Star Professional Realtor Award in the March 2013 issue of Los Angeles Magazine!” John Leiter, AML Compliance Officer, HSBC Bank USA

"I am an independent broker residing and working in Pacific Palisades and I have worked with many agents in the past several years. Recently, I had the opportunity to work with Violetta Hargitay. I wanted to make sure that you know what a hard working and professional person she is. Her patience and her pleasant character brought this rather difficult deal to a successful end. It was a great pleasure for me to work with her and I hope to have the chance to work with her again. Fariba Hariri, Broker

"We’d had our house listed for a year with someone else without result. Violetta came in and her unparalleled energy, initiative, commitment, passion, and overall consummate professionalism got us a result in short order. Simply can’t recommend her highly enough. The best." Peter Noah, TV Writer/Producer

"We used Violetta 20 years ago to buy our home in the Palisades. When we were involved in helping a friend sell her home, we recommended Violetta and she did a fabulous job. Very responsive and effective in every aspect of her job. And personally, a delight to deal with." Daniel H. Slate, Attorney

"Violetta truly cares about her clients and becomes not only a partner, but also a friend. She is diligent, responsible, and an expert on the market in West LA. While she knows a hell of a lot, she is also to eager to learn and asks a lot of questions during the process in order to continuously grow as a realtor." Suzanne Saltzman Ginestro, Vice President of Strategic Marketing, Bolthouse Farms

"I am pleased to refer the excellent work of Violetta. We have maintained a business relationship for 5 years and during that time, I have found her to be disciplined, seasoned, and spot-on in serving the specific needs of her clients. I recommend her most highly." Nanci Paige Design, Owner, Nanci Paige Design

"I have worked with Violetta on 3 transactions in the last several years, all of which proved to be challenging in their own unique ways. Violetta was not only knowledgeable in helping guide me through all obstacles that presented themselves, she was also personable and had experience beyond the everyday situations that arise in real estate transactions. She made me feel like a top priority client at all times and made herself available at all hours. As a side note, she also is an excellent photographer and was able to create an impressive brochure. I would highly recommend Violetta for any sale or purchase!" Jessica Sklar, Partner, Machine Shop Marketing

Response to my receiving the 2013 Los Angeles Magazine Five Star Professional Award: "That is great news and congratulations on this wonderful achievement! Your dedication and attention to details were truly an asset we appreciated while working with you and we are thankful our paths crossed!" Marie-Pierre Desaulniers, Buyer

Buyer's Response to my receiving the 2013 Los Angeles Magazine Five Star Professional Award: "Congratulations Violetta! You deserve it! I am happy to be associated with such a highly regarded professional." Beverly Mason

Buyer's Response to my receiving the 2013 Los Angeles Magazine Five Star Professional Award: "This is a tremendous compliment, but having worked with you as I have, it isn’t a surprise. Congratulations, you deserve the praise and recognition." Sean McMillan, Owner/Broker Hayler Realty

"Violetta was responsible for finding us our lovely new home in Pacific Palisades. Violetta took the time to truly understand what we were looking for, and was tireless and dedicated in her mission to find us that home. She was always available, always responsive, and always a pleasure to work with!  We will have no hesitation in referring friends to her for their real estate needs, as we are confident she will always do an outstanding job." Jim and Dobbie Kristoff, Lindi Skin Corporation-Buyer and Seller

"Violetta helped my wife and I find our first home, and has done the same for a number of our friends. She is a pleasure to work with, professional, and also brings contacts for the other aspects of buying a home that worked to the same high standard. She knows her stuff." Jonathan Greasley, Sound Editor, King Soundworks

"I know the level of commitment you have to your clients and how much work you put in and what kind of sacrifice that leads to in your personal time.  You set the bar very high for me in my dealings with Realtors and I’m constantly underwhelmed by people’s performance professionally these days.  You’re the best!" Robert Miller, Jr.  Buyer and Seller

Sent to branch manager and to President and COO of Coldwell Banker-  "I have been first a client of Violetta Hargitay for nearly 14 years, since we first moved to the Palisades. Over that time period we have bought or sold fifteen properties.  After the experience we just went through with Violetta in the sale of our most recent Pacific Palisades home, where we have lived for the past 10 years, it just reminded me of how much I needed to let her company and management know what a stellar perfectionist and caring person Violetta is to her clients and your very fortunate firm. Violetta calmly took us through the entire stressful process, as she always has, but this time, within a 14 day escrow while we were in LA on business/vacation, so it was especially intense and challenging.  If I were a passenger in an airplane during extreme turbulence I’d want Violetta as my pilot because she is just so cool under fire and makes not only the seller feel like everything will be handled but the buyer as well…a rare quality and gift I hope you appreciate as much as we all do. I won’t bother to provide you with the very extensive list of good deeds Violetta performed on behalf of both sides, from the inspections, to overseeing final clean up and touch up of the house well after closing. But if you counted the hours she put in to get this sale closed, the commission she earned was probably close to minimum wage.  Please know what an exceptional superstar you have in Violetta and whatever your highest award is for excellence, please give it to Violetta with love from all of us whose lives she has so positively improved." G. Mackin, The Tennis Co., Buyer and Seller

"I have had the privilege of working with multiple agents. Not one of those brokers was as thorough or as professional as Violetta. Violetta’s willingness to go above and beyond the norm to help both the Seller and myself was very much appreciated. Violetta is a uniquely professional agent and I was glad to have the opportunity to work with her and get to know her as a person." Todd Binder, Buyer

"I just wanted to say that it was such a pleasure doing business with you and your client. When you look at all of the people we deal with, it makes me wish more of my experiences were like this one. I sincerely hope we do many more deals in the future." Mark Goldsmith, Realtor, Coldwell Banker Beverly Hills

"I am writing to praise the efforts and professionalism of Violetta Hargitay, who recently helped us to purchase a new home in Santa Monica. Violetta made every effort to ensure that we found a home that we not only loved but could also afford. At no time during our search, did Violetta try to push a more expensive listing, nor did she ever fail to respond to any of my repeated requests for information, showings, new listings, etc. It was a true pleasure to work with Violetta. She should be commended for her hard work, enthusiasm, honesty, and professionalism. You are very fortunate to have her among the persons associated with Coldwell Banker. She is a true asset to your team!" Kelli Brooks, Principal, KPMG LLC

"It only seemed fitting that you sold the home that we loved, the home that you helped us purchase seven years earlier. We recognized your integrity during the purchase, and we really came to appreciate your skill (and integrity again) during the sale. It was a lot of fun both times around. It was hectic with our son born the day before our open house, but you managed to schedule appointments that were not disruptive. Even though you were busy, you made time to accommodate our circumstances. It was a pleasure to have had you in our lives during such a special time. We knew you were also selling several other properties, much more expensive than ours, but we always felt like we were your most important client. You were able to do more than any so called ‘neighborhood specialist’. You got a great price for our property, you truly represented us and our home, and you made the entire experience pleasant and fun." Phil and Carol Dafesh, Sellers

"I am honored to acknowledge you outstanding sales performance last quarter. Your tremendous efforts have earned you a place among NRT’s Top 1,000 sales associates for the fourth quarter. This achievement places you in the Top 2 percent of all NRT sales associates nationwide and it elevates your local market leadership to national excellence. Having achieved this accomplishment during one of the most challenging housing markets of our time, you are to be especially commended. You exceeded expectations that were presumed limited in an unstable market and you redefined truly remarkable service. You dedication is what has kept NRT as the #1 Residential brokerage company in the nation for 11 consecutive years!" Bruce Zipf, President and CEO, NRT

"I want to thank you for your concern and efforts with regards to my mother’s real estate transaction. She really appreciated you immediate attention to all of her questions. Again, thank you for taking such good care of her." Ceci Muntz, Seller

"Congratulations on your efforts that resulted in a favorable Customer Service Questionnaire from your clients. This can only be achieved through hard work, dedication, and professionalism. Thank you for everything that you accomplished to maintain our very high company standards." Scott Gibson, General Sales Manager, Southern California Region, Coldwell Banker/NRT

"I cannot recommend Violetta more highly. She assisted me in buying my new home in West Hollywood and I couldn’t be happier with the purchase. I speak with experience that not all agents are created equal. Some will assist you for a couple of weeks and then ignore you if you’re not quite ready. Some will push you to buy something that is not right for you just to get a sale. But Violetta is in a class by herself.  I felt very safe in Violetta’s care, because she knew houses so well. Among her many virtues, is her tenacity in negotiating the best possible deal. She also stayed on top of every detail, always immediately returned my phone calls, dealt with me with much patience and was incredibly knowledgeable." Anne Moebes, Buyer

"We appreciate that you never pushed us to even look at a property you know we would not be interested in or we could not afford. Indeed you had the patience of a saint. We have worked with other brokers before and I must say our experience with you was by far the best we have ever had. I have also told many friends and family members, how terrific and diligent you were in your effort and they, who have been so skeptical all wish they could move to the Palisades to work with someone in the real estate business with integrity and honesty. I understand that this is your job and your livelihood, but it is obvious to us that ‘the sale’ is not your only concern." Robin and Sue Burt, Buyers

"Violetta, I want to take this opportunity to thank you once again for all you did for me in the recent purchase of my new home in the Palisades. Your performance was not only amazing, but above and beyond the call of duty. Do you realize we spent at least three days a week looking at homes for several months? I really appreciate your patience. I have to compliment you on your expertise and competence in your profession. There was not one problem from the minute we decided on the house. You are professional in every sense of the word. From negotiation through inspection and escrow, not one glitch. It’s nearly impossible to express to you in words how grateful I am for the way you handled the entire transaction. My best wishes to you for your continued success in the future." John Moriarty, Buyer

"The time and effort that you put in to showcase our house with photographs, written material, and actual viewings was only surpassed by the effort you took to contact us after each showing with a detailed description of the showing. Along with your personal attention, you fully covered advertising and put long hours into our closing because of the vast amounts of paperwork related to our relocation. We enjoyed working with you and feel that we had an ideal sales transaction. You have integrity and heart, and when we move back to California, you shall be the first person we call. Thank you for your outstanding performance." Andy and Susan Winterbottom, Sellers

"I can’t think of a better house buying experience than we just had with you as our Realtor. Except for maybe the one we purchased before which you also handled for us! You’re truly a fine person and a great and trusted friend! We’ll never forget you." Bruce Taylor, Buyer

"I first met Violetta in the summer of 2003 during the purchase of another property. She expertly guided my daughter and I through a harrowing purchase filled with difficulties. When it was time to sell that property and purchase another, there was no question as to the choice of real estate agent. Since I live in N. California, I relied on Violetta to organize and execute all the paper work involved on my part of the sale (which included a 1031 Tax Exchange). She promptly complied with every request and always had the best interests of my daughter and I at heart. I continued to be impressed with her expertise and professionalism. Her respectful and charming personality instilled my confidence in her ability to manage the diverse personalities involved in any real estate transaction. I would heartily recommend Violetta’s services to anyone who asked for a top notch real estate agent. In this challenging marketplace, Violetta possesses all of the skills and insight necessary for the closing of a fair and equitable deal." Sandy Bardas, Buyer and Seller