“Last year 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 a hot sellers’ 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 the Coachella Valley.”
W. Douglas and Eureka K.