"Josiah has successfully closed two of our $1M+ homes for us. He knows what he is doing, he works around the clock for you and never lets a deal die. His negotiating skills are exactly what we needed in these tougher times and for that. He's creative with his marketing approach and seems to have and endless supply of clients looking for Modern Architecture in the desert. If you need the job done with the greatest results and you dont call Josiah, it will cost you down the road....we found this out the hard way. " back to top
Doug and Eureka Kari
""Josiah Hamilton represented me and my wife Eureka in the purchase of a vacation home/investment property. We were very pleased with his services and would enthusiastically recommend him to other potential clients.
By way of background, I'm Executive Vice President and a principal of Arbitech, LLC in Orange County, California. With annual sales of more than $150 million, Arbitech is the largest independent distributor of computer products in the United States. Prior to becoming involved in Arbitech I spent 17 years as an attorney with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, one of the nation?s largest law firms. In between college and law school I worked for three years as a realtor with Fox & Carskaddon selling high-end homes in the San Francisco Bay Area.
This combination of business, legal and real estate experience makes me an informed and demanding client. Knowing this, Eureka and I interviewed a number of candidates to serve as our real estate agent. We selected Josiah because of his extensive experience in real estate, his honesty and integrity, and his straightforward and knowledgeable answers to our many questions.
As often happens in real estate deals, our investment was not easy. The first house we made an offer on already had an undisclosed escrow open. Josiah quickly terminated that transaction. We had second thoughts about the next house we made an offer on, deciding that in light of our evolving financial situation we would prefer to upgrade to something larger. Josiah responded quickly and with good humor to what might have seemed like a sudden change of heart, and he facilitated a smooth transition to a deal that turned out to be a fantastic buy in the midst of an unsual market. He also helped us with a myriad of issues such as finding contractors for improvements, recommending where to look for furniture bargains, helping us get the property listed for vacation rental, etc.
Not only that, Josiah and his wife Justine proved to be very interesting, sophisticated and well-connected folks. It was exciting to pick up the NY TIMES and see an article in which they and their mid-century classic home were featured. We're honored to count them among our friends.
Again, we enthusiastically recommend Josiah to anyone seeking the very best in real estate representation in Southern California."
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""When we decided to buy a property, our hopes were high... our budget was not. Josiah treated us as if we had millions to spend, instead of far less. He showed us MANY places with unending patience. He NEVER tried to push us into this property or that. To say he was a gentleman and totally professional is an understatement.
He treated us like Hollywood stars .... What a refreshing experience! And after the sale ... he didn't disappear. He helped us with a ton of stuff.
I'd recommend Josiah with enormous enthusiasm."" back to top
""When I began my search for a home last year I wanted a real estate sales professional that not only knew the local housing market intimately, but was capable of taking me through the entire buying process with as little stress as possible. In the course of two short days, Josiah showed me exactly the types of homes I would be interested in buying. He intuitively knew my likes and dislikes and was easily able to facilitate the purchase of my dream house. Even under the best of circumstances, buying a new home can be a frustrating experience - I am incredibly thankful to Josiah for making my home buying experience a pleasure."" back to top
Janet and Larry French
""I have had the pleasure of working with Josiah over the past year and a half. Not only have I personally purchased an amazing vacation home through him, I have referred my clients as well. Josiah takes the time to listen to your goals, desires and specifics that you are looking for in a home. He is patient in looking for just the right property. Also, he is honest and upfront when he thinks the home is not exactly what you are looking for or if the property has any flaws that may be detrimental. I highly recommend working with Josiah and The Hamilton Co. you will be more than pleased."" back to top
""For most people. a Real Estate purchase can be an arduous, emotional, and occasionally even traumatic experience. Committing to a long-term mortgage, a new neighborhood, and unfamiliar schools for your children all add up to a 10 on the stress meter, not to mention to act of moving itself.
I have gone through the home purchasing process six times in Southern California over the last 20 years with varying degrees of success, ranging from abysmal to fantastic, the latter being with Josiah Hamilton as my agent. Seldom do you meet someone who has a passion for what they do and a perfect environment in which to express it. Josiah's vast knowledge of the real estate business, architecture, and the housing market in Palm Springs, coupled with his enthusiasm, resulted in him finding me the perfect house. Twice. My first which I out grew and the second which I grew into. Josiah was recommended to me by several friends who had recently purchased homes.
We sat down and discussed my sense of style and the type of neighborhood I preferred he showed me all of the options available in my price range. He also took me on a tour of the different areas and explained the pluses and minuses of each and which locations had the most potential in terms of growth and value. After that initial meeting he continued to scour the listings and e-mailed me information on homes that were suited to my design aesthetic and my budget. Shortly thereafter, he found the ideal property and helped me negotiate a great deal. After the deal closed, Josiah stayed in touch, offering recommendations on contractors for home repair, landscapers, pool technicians, and even the best stores for furniture. After buying the first home, I fell in love with the area, and when I wanted to upgrade a year later, Josiah found another amazing property using his same diligent approach that perfectly suited my needs. He was able to sell my first house in a short period of time at an above market price and negotiate my second purchase to close simultaneously. In short, Josiah Hamilton is a pleasure to work with. He listens and he cares, and will be tireless in his pursuit of finding your dream home."
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Dean and Diane Schmieder
""My wife and I were looking for a second home some time and never really connected with any realtors in town UNTIL we met Josiah Hamilton. He was totally professional, knowledgeable and completely aware of every listing on the market. He quickly found a place for us and navigated us through escrow without a hitch. After four months we decided to sell the home and once again contacted Josiah Hamilton to list it. He not only sold the house for exactly what we wanted, he already had one of his buyers lined up to purchase it. After just 7 days we entered into a another seamless transaction! We only wish we would have met Josiah and his team sooner, we will use him for all our real estate needs!!!"
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"Josiah made my home purchase seem so easy. I wanted to buy, but live in the San Diego area, so I didn't have a lot of weekends to look around. Josiah knew what types of properties I wanted and he was fully prepared when I arrived into town. Josiah is friendly, professional and listens to his clients. He's very knowledgeable about the area and gives great advice too! Thanks Josiah!"
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Josh and Tracy McCarter
Tracey and I thank you for all of your support and insight in the purchase of our vacation home. You did an amazing job keeping everything on track under a tight schedule, despite several issues that arose, and never faltered in your focus of doing what was right for us, your customer. You produced numerous statistics to support valuations, deftly negotiated our position with the listing agent, and worked through a series of issues with financing sources and escrow that were preventing closing. Through it all, you maintained a very positive attitude and kept us focused on the big picture while you worked all the details. Aside from your support of tasks directly related to the sale, we were particularly impressed with your connections for everything related to renovating and furnishing the house and we have used these contacts almost exclusively in our $500k remodel.
We were initially referred to you by my business partner who worked with you on his purchase. Like him, we will wholeheartedly recommend you to anyone we know who is looking to buy property in Southern California.
Thank you again for your help and professionalism. " back to top