Letters of Recommendation

A lot of people lobbied for this listing, as you can imagine. Friends, family members, and every realtor in the South Bay wanted to sell this prime piece of property. I chose you for several reasons; you never pushed, you always did what you said you would do, and you professionalism and expertise are among the reasons. You never gave me cause to doubt the decision to hire you.

Thank you, Woody.

A lot of people lobbied for this listing, as you can imagine. Friends, family members, and every realtor in the South Bay wanted to sell this prime piece of property. I chose you for several reasons; you never pushed, you always did what you said you would do, and you professionalism and expertise are among the reasons. You never gave me cause to doubt the decision to hire you.

Thank you for making the sale of this property, which has been in our family for over fifty years, a seamless transition for us.

You’re the best!

Tony Maggio

It was truly my pleasure doing business with you and I thank you for your professionalism and guidance.

Dear Woody,

Thanks so much for the lovely bottle of wine. What a treat! And so very thoughtful of you and Brett.

It was truly my pleasure doing business with you and I thank you for your professionalism and guidance.

So happy the deal is in the bag!

Linda Sussman

Many thanks for getting us top dollar for Corinth Ave, and for being such a professional. It has been a real pleasure working with you. Thank you for all of your assistance and help with Palm Springs matters as well.

Woody,

You’ve done a great job!

Many thanks for getting us top dollar for Corinth Ave, and for being such a professional. It has been a real pleasure working with you. Thank you for all of your assistance and help with Palm Springs matters as well.

Wishing you continued success in all that you do.

Jack Goulden

I fully recommend Kevin Kretzmer and Woody Stahl at Lyon Stahl Investment Co. as Real Estate brokers.

I fully recommend Kevin Kretzmer and Woody Stahl at Lyon Stahl Investment Co. as Real Estate brokers. I planned my move away from California over a couple of years. After talking to several Real Estate brokers about the market and how best to sell my residence and investment income property, I know they were the best brokerage to use for me. They did an excellent job for me and both of my properties. They understand the 1031 exchange process as well as residential transactions. I hope everyone has as good of an experience selling their property as I did. It was a great experience and I plan on using them again in the future.

Jeff Jamison

It is with pleasure and gratitude that we share comments on our experience with Stephen Takahashi. We found him to be both very professional and personable. Stephen is diligent, well‐organized, responsive, and very patient with his clients.

It is with pleasure and gratitude that we share comments on our experience with Stephen Takahashi. We found him to be both very professional and personable. Stephen is diligent, well‐organized, responsive, and very patient with his clients. He clearly takes pride in doing a good job. In our particular case as sellers of a multi‐unit property, there were rough spots on the road to closing and in every instance Steven was a great help. All responses to our questions and concerns were answered in a timely manner. He was able to produce a quick offer, and delivered on a better than average market price for our property. We are sure he will continue to do the same for his many future and fortunate clients.

Manuel and Carmen Rodriguez

Stephen recently represented us in selling our property on Broadway in Hawthorne and we were very impressed with the way he handled the transaction.

Stephen recently represented us in selling our property on Broadway in Hawthorne and we were very impressed with the way he handled the transaction.

He made the process very smooth and was able to get us the highest price. He also kept us informed every step of the way. The professionalism that Stephen exhibited was exemplary. He is personable, hardworking, and has great market knowledge.

I offer our highest recommendation for Stephen without reservation. If anyone has any questions regarding this recommendation, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Lauren Largaw

From internet searches, (included your suggested areas, and cities) to property "walk-throughs", strategizing about offers, closings, and follow up there after, you guys have been great!

From internet searches, (included your suggested areas, and cities) to property "walk-throughs", strategizing about offers, closings, and follow up there after, you guys have been great!

I feel very fortunate that I worked with you guys, representing me on the purchase of two, multi-unit investments properties. In addition, you referred me to a very good lender that closed both deals on time.

I was very impressed, with your team approach in all ways; in person, phone/text/email, at the property site's, and in, and thru your office, all along the way, before, during and after the sale. The "due diligence" you both put in for me made my decision making more monetarily accurate, fact based and created both a current, and future picture of the potential, all while the knowing and feeling more confident and comfortable during the transactions. You team approach is very refreshing.

Rick Diamond

Thank you for representing Dennis and I when we listed our 4 unit apartment at 829 Myrtle Ave, Inglewood. You exhibited professionalism and expertise from the time I met you at our house, to the end of the transaction. Best of all it was easy, and it didn't take very long either.

Thank you for representing Dennis and I when we listed our 4 unit apartment at 829 Myrtle Ave, Inglewood. You exhibited professionalism and expertise from the time I met you at our house, to the end of the transaction. Best of all it was easy, and it didn't take very long either.

Upon opening escrow, you made the process straight forward and simple and I appreciate you calling us to give us updates weekly and communicating every step of the way. Working with the team was pleasurable too. They were helpful and nice.

Overall, my experience working with you was a good one and we had no disagreements. Furthermore, I would recommend you in my highest regards.

I am so happy Myrtle sold as fast as it did!

Thank you again.

Dennis & Ernestine Shepherd

had the pleasure of working with Reyn Hornwood when he represented Peggy and I on the purchase of 815 N Acacia Ave, Inglewood. He exhibited professionalism and expertise during our escrow and I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell.

had the pleasure of working with Reyn Hornwood when he represented Peggy and I on the purchase of 815 N Acacia Ave, Inglewood. He exhibited professionalism and expertise during our escrow and I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell.

Upon opening escrow, he made the process easy and as pleasurable as buying an apartment building can be. Throughout the escrow process I appreciate him communicating every step of the way, and protecting me above his duty.

Overall, my experience working with him was a good one, and I would do another deal with him any day.

I look forward to working with him again in the future. Furthermore, I would recommend you in my highest regards. Go find me a deal!

Thank you again.

John Hook

Thank you for representing Turnstone Capital on our recent purchase of Spruce. You exhibited professionalism and expertise during our escrow and I would recommend you to anyone looking to buy or sell!

Thank you for representing Turnstone Capital on our recent purchase of Spruce. You exhibited professionalism and expertise during our escrow and I would recommend you to anyone looking to buy or sell!

When we got into escrow, you made the process very smooth and helped us negotiate the best possible price, always keeping our best interests in mind. Throughout the escrow process, I especially appreciated your constant communication.

The experience was enjoyable and I offer you the highest recommendation.

Please feel free to use my name as a reference to your future clients. Good luck to you and I look forward to our next transaction.

Thanks again.

John Ward

I feel Woody is ethical, trustworthy, motivated and hardworking. He seems to know the local markets extremly well and is great at communicating between escrow, the lender, and the other various parties involved in a real estate transaction.

I am pleased to be able to recommend Woody Stahl as a real estate broker. l own and manage 11 apartment buildings and 4 houses throughout the Beach Cities including Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Lomita, and Torrance. l am also an attorney and my wife is a real estate partner at a large law firm. Woody has represented us in multiple transactions within the last few years and we are completely comfortable working with him. I feel Woody is ethical, trustworthy, motivated, and hardworking. He seems to know the local markets extremely well and is great at communicating between escrow, the lender, and the other various parties involved in a real estate transaction. While negotiating on one of my most recent purchases at 1431 12th Street in Manhattan Beach, Woody was able to show me value as a buyer offering above list price with multiple offers. Woody then assisted me with quickly renting 2 vacant units at this property at rents above those currently being paid for similar housing.

Doug Westhoff

We want to thank you for being so conscientious, helpful, and knowledgeable in facilitatng our recent 1031 Exchange of 1420-24 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA (4 unit appartment building) for rental home at 1305 Via Zumaya, Palos Verdes Estates, CA.

We still can't believe that you were able to find the buyer for our apartment building, get us a 1031 exchange for a rental home, and then close escrow on both properties within a two month period of time!! Without you, we don't think that would have been possible, especially since all three parties invoved were very satisfied with the whole process. You truly did go beyond our expectations (and we certainly had many).

Even after escrow closed, you still displayed a responsibility in assisting us with repair contacts and facilitating the leasing process on our new rental home.

You truly are "Realtor of the Year" in our opinion. We would not hesitate to recommend you personally and the Remax Ensbury Group to everyone we know.

Dale & Shirley Grinnell

My wife and I highly recommend Brett to handle your 1031 exchange. Brett Lyon got rid of my tenant headaches and doubled my cash flow.

To Whom It May Concern,

This letter of recommendation for Brett Lyon is to let everyone know what a wonderful job he did for my wife and I on our 1031 exchange. He walked us through each step of the process, explained what was going on and what needed to be considered. They made the process painless and helped us stay focused on our goals.

My wife and I highly recommend Brett to handle your 1031 exchange. Brett Lyon got rid of my tenant headaches and doubled my cash flow. He is an expert at 1031 exchanges and really knows the market.

If you have any questions please feel free to call me.

Sincerely,

Travis Crudup

You really are an expert in the multi-family business and I would recommend you to anyone looking to buy or sell!

Thank you for representing me on my recent purchase of Grant. You really are an expert in the multi-family business and I would recommend you to anyone looking to buy or sell! The contractors you referred to me did a great job on the renovation of the rear unit start to finish! I was impressed with your knowledge of rents as I was able to rent the unit immediately for the price you quoted me.

Jack Driscoll

They made the process very smooth and were able to help us negotiate the best possible price.

It is with great pleasure that we write this letter of recommendation for real estate agents, Brett Lyon and Martin Ensbury of Remax Commercial & Investment Realty. Brett and Martin recently represented us in our acquisition of 2918 N Eastern Ave in Los Angeles and we were very impressed with the way they handled the transaction.

They made the process very smooth and were able to help us negotiate the best possible price. We were able to purchase a great investment property that has provided us a great passive cash flow. When we get ready to purchase our next investment property we will definitely use Brett and Martin. They are personable, work very hard and have great market knowledge.

I offer our highest recommendation for Brett & Martin without reservation. If you have any questions regarding this recommendation, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Beau Hong & Wayland Tam

Within two weeks, Brett was able to generate multiple offers and created competition amongst all of the buyers to generate the highest possible sales price.

Brett Lyon recently sold my 4 unit apartment building at 313 E Arbor Vitae in Inglewood and I couldn.t be more impressed with the results.

I originally received a letter from Brett which included all of his recent apartment sales in Inglewood and I decided to have him prepare a market valuation for me at no obligation. When we met, his knowledge of the apartment market was very clear and his presentation was extremely professional. He was not your typical .high-pressure. salesman and I hired Brett because it was apparent that he is trustworthy, ethical and extremely capable.

Within two weeks, Brett was able to generate multiple offers and created competition amongst all of the buyers to generate the highest possible sales price. The transaction was handled efficiently and Brett did a great job of representing my interests throughout the entire process.

I want to offer Brett my highest recommendation and wouldn.t recommend working with any other broker in Inglewood. If you have any questions regarding this recommendation, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Tom Donner

My husband and I really appreciate that you spent so much time with us at the inspections - and helped with the loan process.

Thank you for finding 1511 Artesia Blvd for me to purchase. I know it took along time to find me the perfect building at the right price. The 5 units are the perfect amount of units for us to manage. My husband and I really appreciate that you spent so much time with us at the inspections - and helped with the loan process.

It really helped that you provided the most recent sales so we could see the value inthe building. At the time it seemed like a stretch, but looking back we are so thankful for your support and guidance.

We look forward to working with you and Brett again!

Jing M. Song and Yi Y. Chen

They had a great marketing campaign that led to 14 offers and the property sold for considerably more than the list price. I was impressed with their ability to negotiate with the buyer and communicate with the tenants, one of which had numerous issues.

To whom it may concern:

Re: Letter of Recommendation

I wanted to write a letter commending Woody, Mike and Martin of The Ensbury Group for doing such a great job of selling two apartment buildings for me. l interviewed several top local brokers and decided to hire The Ensbury Group because The Ensbury Group clearly had a better track record of selling apartments in the South Bay and Beach Cities than any other brokers I interviewed.

I first hired Woody and Mike to sell a 4 building in Redondo Beach for my family's trust. They had a great marketing campaign that led to 14 offers and the property sold for considerably more than the list price. I was impressed with their ability to negotiate with the buyer and communicate with the tenants, one of which had numerous issues.

Before I hired Mike and Woody to sell the property, I entered into a purchase contract with a buyer who was represented by another broker. Thankfully, that deal ended up falling apart. The sales price was much less than Woody and Mike sold the property for. Woody and mike netted me about $50,000 more than I would have received by selling the building myself.

Mike and Woody's great work led me to list and sell my 10 unit apartment building in El Segundo with The Ensbury Group. Their broker, Martin Ensbury, joined the team, to make sure I had the benefit of his expertise as weil. I am very glad l made the decision to hire The Ensbury Group again and was impressed with their foliow up and ability to negotiate a clean offer. The burer for the property was represented by another agency, and The Ensbury Group did a great job of negotiating with the buyer and her agent. The Ensbury Group got the buyer to close in a timely manner and at $150,000 above the list price!

There was another thing that really impressed me. During the escrow on the second building we found out that there was a problem involving an old loan against the property. We were sure that the note had been paid, but the issue was eventually solved when Mike tracked down the 90 yea r-ol trustee of the trust that had once held the note and got him to sign that the note had been paid. Problem solved. That's good representation!

Sincerely,

George Clark

They were able to generate seeral offers and successfully negotiated a discounted payoff with Bank of America which helped us avoid a foreclosure.

To Whom It May Concern:

My husband and I bought our 4-unit apartment building on E 2nd St. at the height of the market and had a significant loan on the property with Bank of America. When the market fell apart we found ourselves in a precarious position where we were coming out of pocket to cover our mortgage every month.

When we originally met with Brett and Martin to discuss our situation, they were able to clearly explain our options moving forward. After reviewing each option, we decided to hire Brett and Martin to negotiate a shortsale on our behalf. They were able to generate several offers and successfully negotiated a discounted payoff with Bank of America which helped us avoid a foreclosure.

Brett and Martin were very professional and made us feel very confident throughout the short sale process. They kept us well infomed on the progress of the short sale and made the process very straightforward. Brett and Martin constantly had our best interest at heart and I would defînìtely recommend them.

Sincerely,

Ann & Glenn Owen

I was impressed with Mr. Stahl's professionalism and I recommend him to anyone thinking of selling or buying apartments in the south bay area.

To Whom It May Concern:

This letter is to serve as a recommendation of Woody Stahl. I recently sold two apartment buildings; Mr. Stahl represented the buyer in both instances. As a broker, I represented myself.

The property was a 5 unit building in Manhattan Beach. It was listed by me and Mr. Stahl procured a buyer and brought an offer to me within the first week of listing the property. He handled the escrow and the usual problems that always arise with clarity and professionalism. The escrow closed in November 2013.

The second property was a 16 unit building in Torrance. Again, Mr. Stahl handled the problems that arose with expertise. The escrow closed in January 2014.

As a broker who dealt in income property for over thirty years, I know the problems that can and do arise during any escrow. I was impressed with Mr. Stahl's professionalism and I recommend him to anyone thinking of selling or buying apartments in the south bay area. Feel free to call me if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Robert Corry

I recently closed the sale of my 4-unit multi-family building in Redondo Beach with the help of Woody and Brett with great results. There were a ton of obstacles in my particular situation, which was a result of my divorce and they were 100% engaged and my advocates throughout the entire process. The result was that I got a very good price for my property and the reason'm writing this recommendation lett

I first became aware of Woody and Brett through the postcards they sent out with their listings. When it came time for me to find a realtor to work with on selling my building, they were one of a number that I called and requested a valuation. Out of the five packages I received, theirs was not only the nicest but the most comprehensive and Woody suggested that he come to my home to go over it with me in detail. Over the course of the sale, which due to the contentious nature of the divorce lasted almost two years, Woody was always available to update the listing package or discuss the market or options.

When I was finally able to list the building, I chose Woody and Brett over not only other realtors who wanted the listing, but over even family members who are also realtors. The experience and knowledge of multi-family dwellings and familiarity with the area were well above anyone else I had come across.

The sale itself was further complicated by my ex-wife, who had been residing in one of the units of the building. Despite court orders, she refused access for inspections and caused a number of delays that threatened the sale. Woody was not only always available, his demeanor was always professional and understanding throughout the almost three months it took to complete the sale. In fact, he even agreed to come to court, and his expertise and detailed documents were a crucial component in the judge's decision to hasten the sale and avoid falling out of escrow.

Aside from the issues unique to my situation, the buyer's inspection revealed a number of issues relating to the condition of the property. As often happens there was deferred maintenance and in addition the building had some prior issues relating to deflection (or sloping) which required additional engineering inspections. Through all of this Woody did a great job of keeping what ended up being a very 'concerned' buyer engaged and excited about the property. He was always the 'sellers advocate' and presented me with options in all scenarios to maximize the price I could get for the property. In the end we closed escrow with a price that I am very happy with.

I would without reservation recommend Woody and Brett to anyone interested in buying or selling residential investment real estate. They are very professional and approachable, incredibly responsive and above all, advocates for their clients.

I would without reservation recommend Woody and Brett to anyone interested in buying or selling residential investment real estate. They are very professional and approachable, incredibly responsive and above all, advocates for their clients. They also did a great job of keeping tenants happy throughout the process. Their knowledge and expertise coupled with their ability to manage buyers and potential buyers expectations resulted in the highest possible sales price for my property.

Todd Lorio

Mai and I would like to thank you and your team for the excellent job you did in selling our Duplex in Redondo Beach. From the day we first met until the sale was completed you have always lived up to you commitments. It was a pleasure to work with you, Woody and Eric. If you were not available either of them was able to provide us with the status of what was going on with the sal

Mai and I would like to thank you and your team for the excellent job you did in selling our Duplex in Redondo Beach. From the day we first met until the sale was completed you have always lived up to you commitments. It was a pleasure to work with you, Woody and Eric. If you were not available either of them was able to provide us with the status of what was going on with the sal

We were especially pleased with the pictures you took and advertising you did in the South Bay DIGS Magazine. I think this enabled us to get the multiple offers which made the sale easier to accomplish. Your adeptness in working with the prospective buyers and multiple offers allowed us to get the best possible price for the property. We also are extremely thankful for your ability to handle the remaining tenant throughout the sale, especially the notification and entrances required for the due diligence and repairs. We would not have been able to accomplish th without your effort and positive attitude.

When we have our next property for sale we definitely will be in touch with you. Please feel free to us as a reference if you desire.

Vince and Mai LaDuca