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Courtney M.

Megan and her associate, Niko, recently sold our house in Santa Monica, and we were very pleased with all they did. Megan knows the neighborhood well and was able to price the house effectively. She gave good suggestions as to what we should do to improve marketability. We were not living in the house when it went on the market, and she stopped by regularly to check on the house and let us know if there were any problems. The team arranged for the window washing, removal of some discarded furniture, staging, and photography. And they did so with a positive attitude! When I commented that the kitchen needed flowers after the staging, Megan immediately went out to buy some to make sure the room looked better. Megan gave us good advice about offers and about keeping our long-term goals in mind. She knew to invite one of the prospective buyers to become a backup offer, which was good since t…

Megan and her associate, Niko, recently sold our house in Santa Monica, and we were very pleased with all they did. Megan knows the neighborhood well and was able to price the house effectively. She gave good suggestions as to what we should do to improve marketability. We were not living in the house when it went on the market, and she stopped by regularly to check on the house and let us know if there were any problems. The team arranged for the window washing, removal of some discarded furniture, staging, and photography. And they did so with a positive attitude! When I commented that the kitchen needed flowers after the staging, Megan immediately went out to buy some to make sure the room looked better. Megan gave us good advice about offers and about keeping our long-term goals in mind. She knew to invite one of the prospective buyers to become a backup offer, which was good since the first buyer fell through, and she was able to immediately open escrow with the backup buyer. Megan was present at all the inspections and showings, and her positive, professional demeanor and friendly attitude helped the buyers, I’m sure, feel more confident. Megan looked into city permits for the house and did her due diligence to make sure our descriptions were accurate. And, whenever there was a question, Megan had no reticence about asking us. She knew all the forms we needed to fill out, and she read over them after we completed them so that she was informed on all aspects of the sale and our disclosures. We would not hesitate to work with her again. She is hands-on, knows her stuff, and is a pleasure to work with!

Lisa G.

We might be the first to recommend Megan as a Covid-19 real estate expert. She helped with the preparation of our home for sale in February and escrow through the month of March. While navigating daily changes in business requirements, stay-at-home orders, etc, Megan and Niko were calm, reassuring, extremely proactive and prepared, and professional. She is a seasoned expert in the real estate market especially in Sunset Park, smart, as well as funny, and delightful to work with. Niko is a great partner, a great listener, and detail-oriented in navigating contract and escrow questions and details. They were quick to respond, one step ahead on everything. Highly recommend.

Paul S.

There aren’t enough stars to describe the superlative talents I viewed in Megan Whalen. When she took on the task of selling the property there was no way of knowing that she would be required to be a psychiatrist, friend, tireless mentor, and patient professional. We were required due to tragic circumstances to get the Los Angeles Superior Court”s approval at every step of the process from listing to accepting offers to disbursing proceeds and providing a home completely acceptable to the new owners. Megan managed to keep all offers alive during the months required and helped the new owners stay reassured during this arduous process. Megan is a ten. Other agents were complaining of having no sales and Megan was closing escrows constantly during the time we were working with her. If you want your property sold at the price you want, contact Megan.

Susan M.

My husband and I met Megan at a home that she was showing. We were not from the area and found the home online. The property wasn't a fit for us however the open house was enormously successful because we met Megan. Both my husband and I immediately liked Megan and found her knowledge of the market truly impressive. Even though other agents reached out to us, we knew we wanted to work with Megan. After our initial conversation, she got to work finding us our home. She quickly understood our needs and communicated with us very clearly about how each listing could suit our family. After searching in a very competitive market we found our dream home and Megan gave us all the information we needed in order to get the house. Her ability to broker the best deal was impressive, way above our expectations. Both my husband and I can not recommend Megan enough!

Norm H.

In the middle of the bad real estate market in early 2009 I needed to sell my mother's house. I didn't know any real estate agents, so I went to many open houses to see some Realtors® in action. I choose Megan Whalen out of all of them because of her professional attitude and charming manner. She came over to the house exactly at the time she said she would, and explained the selling process in detail. I could tell she was honest, and I felt comfortable that I could relax and let her handle everything in her own way. So I signed the contract to have her sell the house. In the middle of the bad real estate market, she used her special marketing techniques on the Internet and elsewhere, and sold the house at a very good price in an amazing one month's time. She put her own furniture in the house and had her handyman fix it so that it would sell easier. Since I couldn't be there, she even w…

In the middle of the bad real estate market in early 2009 I needed to sell my mother's house. I didn't know any real estate agents, so I went to many open houses to see some Realtors® in action. I choose Megan Whalen out of all of them because of her professional attitude and charming manner. She came over to the house exactly at the time she said she would, and explained the selling process in detail. I could tell she was honest, and I felt comfortable that I could relax and let her handle everything in her own way. So I signed the contract to have her sell the house. In the middle of the bad real estate market, she used her special marketing techniques on the Internet and elsewhere, and sold the house at a very good price in an amazing one month's time. She put her own furniture in the house and had her handyman fix it so that it would sell easier. Since I couldn't be there, she even went over to the house every evening to do little things, such as making sure the trash barrels went out on time and generally watched over the house. She kept me informed at all times about what was happening, and she put all the documents on a CD so I'd have them for future reference. She exceeded the normal expectations of a good agent in every way, including the closing process in escrow. I couldn't have been happier with her service, and highly recommend her to anyone that needs to sell their house.

Daren P.

My family and I recently moved back to LA and began home shopping. After a few disappointing months with other Realtors®, we met Megan and Niko on recommendation from a work friend. We immediately felt like we were their most important clients. Emails were answered in minutes. Calls hardly ever went to VM. We started seeing properties with Niko and, guided by his and Megan's expertise in the area, we quickly found our new home. We've bought and sold several homes over the years, this one was easily the most streamlined and stress-free process. I'd recommend Megan and Niko to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. When the time comes for us to sell or buy again, I hope to again work with Megan and Niko.

Davina W

As a new family, we were looking to both sell our condo and find a home in the Sunset Park area. Megan was the perfect fit to both sell and find a home for us. She is a good listener, tireless, and works very hard to achieve outstanding results–without being pushy. Finding us the perfect location and home, off-market, and exceeding all our expectations; Megan is the kind of Realtor® one hopes to work with and entrust with such a delicate process. She not only was successful in both the sale and purchase but helped put us in contact with several other vendors who have been wonderful recommendations. We would love to work with Megan again!

Sharon W.

Megan was an absolute rock star throughout the process of buying our home. We really needed a broker that was going to help us get a good deal on a home while also being detail-oriented so things didn't fall through the cracks. This sale was contingent upon us selling another home which Megan also handled. Over the course of 3 months, Megan worked her tail off to make sure everything was handled correctly and efficiently. She answered her phone all hours of the night and in a way became part of our family since there were so many moving parts! We never would have been able to pull this off without her help and are forever grateful.

Miyuki P.

We recommend Megan to all our friends looking for a Realtor® on the west side of LA. She is a peerless real estate professional. She helped us buy our first home in Santa Monica seven years ago, and last month, she helped us find the perfect home in a coveted neighborhood in Venice. We are now going to ask her to help us list our old home for lease. We would never dream of working with anyone else. Her expertise is exceptional, and her communication is fast, precise, and supportive. She's also funny and fun to work with, which is important too! If you're looking for a home on the west side, you'll want Megan on your side.

Jill R.

We have worked with Megan for over 20 years, through 3 real estate transactions, and in each have found her to be friendly, professional, creative, and someone who will go over and above to facilitate when things got tough. With Megan, you know she will do everything to help her client achieve their goals - and dreams. Not only is she a consummate professional, but after all these years, we also now count her as a friend.

Andy L

Megan recently helped me sell my home & buy a new one. My house was a particularly hard one to sell, as it was located on a busy intersection near several schools & the market was very tight. Megan stuck with it through several months and multiple offers. She knew how to present my home and showcase its best qualities. More importantly, she helps me stay positive through some difficult negotiations. When purchasing my new house, Megan realized how much I wanted the home, which she successfully negotiated for me even after the seller had taken it off the market! A great experience in both homes.

Robert G.

I highly recommend Megan and her team to those of you who are looking to sell or purchase a property on the Westside of Los Angeles. She assisted me in both a purchase in Santa Monica and more recently a Sale in Venice, which could easily be described as a difficult transaction. Entrenched and irritable tenants, a property that was recently for sale with another broker, a very fragmented market, and a cantankerous property owner (me) were some of the elements she had to deal with. I cannot be more thrilled with the outcome. She exhibited tenacity, excellent negotiation skills, empathy, and sincere thoughtfulness for all those involved in these transactions. I could not have done it without her. Thank you, Megan.

Hannah S.

We highly recommend Megan! She helped us purchase our first home. How does someone buy the first house they see? When you work with someone like Megan. She was super professional, helpful, kind and the best person to work with throughout the entire process. She really made our dreams a reality and we could not be happier.

Lee M.

Choose Megan and her team! They are fabulous people - totally knowledgeable, honest, creative, and incredibly hard workers. Megan helped us perchance a home in 2013 in Santa Monica. As is often the case, there were multiple bids on the property. Megan guided us on what information to provide the sellers and they accepted our offer. Recently we decided to see that house and buy another one. Both in Santa Monica and both transactions are done with Megan and her team. Why? Because she makes it very easy. We were buying a house that was owned by a corporation and had loads of "issues". We also had to make a contingent offer. Apparently, those aren't often accepted. Once again, Megan's experience and business acumen benefited us - we got the house under the asking price. Her guidance on the steps necessary to get the maximum asking price for our house got us offers $100k over asking! She's re…

Choose Megan and her team! They are fabulous people - totally knowledgeable, honest, creative, and incredibly hard workers. Megan helped us perchance a home in 2013 in Santa Monica. As is often the case, there were multiple bids on the property. Megan guided us on what information to provide the sellers and they accepted our offer. Recently we decided to see that house and buy another one. Both in Santa Monica and both transactions are done with Megan and her team. Why? Because she makes it very easy. We were buying a house that was owned by a corporation and had loads of "issues". We also had to make a contingent offer. Apparently, those aren't often accepted. Once again, Megan's experience and business acumen benefited us - we got the house under the asking price. Her guidance on the steps necessary to get the maximum asking price for our house got us offers $100k over asking! She's really good at her job. Her vast network of contacts and great relationships throughout the industry make everything - even crazy LA real estate deals - pretty easy and straightforward. She is direct, upfront, and always has your best interest in mind. Besides all that, she's really fun to work with. In fact, I miss talking to her once our houses are sold and closed. I will say that I did everything Megan asked - I didn't spend time questioning her or asking why - I trust her and let her do her job - it got me a great new house and well over the asking price.

Julissa B

I met Megan Whalen ten years ago. Megan helped me with the purchase of a Condo in Santa Monica and I remembered she showed interest in my needs, was dedicated to my home search, and was there to provide expert advice and information to me as a first-time home buyer. She had been referred to me by a close friend who had used Megan in the purchase of a home in Mar Vista and had nothing but wonderful things to say about her. Therefore and naturally, I immediately contacted Megan when it came time to list my condo in Santa Monica. I received three offers after the first open house and ultimately received $37K over my asking price. She is immediate and responsive; rapidly returning all emails. She makes sure as a client that you are fully aware of the status of your negotiation and successfully escorts it through escrow. Megan is one of the most competent and skilled professionals I have met.…

I met Megan Whalen ten years ago. Megan helped me with the purchase of a Condo in Santa Monica and I remembered she showed interest in my needs, was dedicated to my home search, and was there to provide expert advice and information to me as a first-time home buyer. She had been referred to me by a close friend who had used Megan in the purchase of a home in Mar Vista and had nothing but wonderful things to say about her. Therefore and naturally, I immediately contacted Megan when it came time to list my condo in Santa Monica. I received three offers after the first open house and ultimately received $37K over my asking price. She is immediate and responsive; rapidly returning all emails. She makes sure as a client that you are fully aware of the status of your negotiation and successfully escorts it through escrow. Megan is one of the most competent and skilled professionals I have met. She looks out for her client's best interests and this is evident from her previous reviews. In real estate, reputation is everything. No one has a better reputation than Megan Whalen and she has earned it by treating her clients, colleagues, and friends with the utmost respect, integrity, and true professionalism. Anyone looking to buy or sell anything from a condo to a multi-million dollar should give her a call.

Linda M.

There aren't enough stars to describe the superlative talents I viewed in Megan Whalen. When she took on the task of selling the property at Euclid and Maple there was no way of knowing that she would be required to be a psychiatrist, friend, tireless mentor, and patient professional. We were required due to tragic circumstances to get the Los Angeles Superior Court"s approval at every step of the process from listing to accepting offers to disbursing proceeds and providing a home completely acceptable to the new owners. Megan managed to keep all offers alive during the months required and helped the new owners stay reassured during this arduous process. Megan is a ten. Other agents were complaining of having no sales and Megan was closing escrows constantly during the time we were working with her. If you want your property sold at the price you want, contact Megan. She is the most impr…

There aren't enough stars to describe the superlative talents I viewed in Megan Whalen. When she took on the task of selling the property at Euclid and Maple there was no way of knowing that she would be required to be a psychiatrist, friend, tireless mentor, and patient professional. We were required due to tragic circumstances to get the Los Angeles Superior Court"s approval at every step of the process from listing to accepting offers to disbursing proceeds and providing a home completely acceptable to the new owners. Megan managed to keep all offers alive during the months required and helped the new owners stay reassured during this arduous process. Megan is a ten. Other agents were complaining of having no sales and Megan was closing escrows constantly during the time we were working with her. If you want your property sold at the price you want, contact Megan. She is the most impressive customer service professional I have had the pleasure of working with. I hope that the new owners have added a review but they are probably just busy nesting in their new fabulous home and enjoying it. Those who made offers that were not accepted are no doubt buying other properties with Megan as her buyers never lost faith in her.

Catalina V.

Megan is a total pro. Classy, patient, knowledgeable, kind, and considerate. I have known Megan for years and hired her to list our home for sale and/or for lease (whichever came first) and find a rental for us in the Palisades in 30 days! What a task! When it came to showing our home she was amazing and treated everyone that came in with such class and respect and took the time to answer all questions and also knew the right questions to ask and was ready and willing to point out the pros and cons of selling/leasing/waiting, etc. She is very friendly, everyone in the business speaks very highly of her, truly one of a kind. Ultimately, we didn't end up selling due to reasons outside of our control, but we did manage to lease our home within a few days! Even though Megan sacrificed multiple evenings and weekends showing the home and searching for the right rental she wasn't the least bit …

Megan is a total pro. Classy, patient, knowledgeable, kind, and considerate. I have known Megan for years and hired her to list our home for sale and/or for lease (whichever came first) and find a rental for us in the Palisades in 30 days! What a task! When it came to showing our home she was amazing and treated everyone that came in with such class and respect and took the time to answer all questions and also knew the right questions to ask and was ready and willing to point out the pros and cons of selling/leasing/waiting, etc. She is very friendly, everyone in the business speaks very highly of her, truly one of a kind. Ultimately, we didn't end up selling due to reasons outside of our control, but we did manage to lease our home within a few days! Even though Megan sacrificed multiple evenings and weekends showing the home and searching for the right rental she wasn't the least bit upset that we weren't able to sell in such a short time period. She always stayed positive about the whole situation even though we were down in the dumps for not selling so quickly she told us that she looked forward to working with us again when we were ready to sell and purchase again. The feeling is certainly mutual, Megan!

Casey M.

We worked with Megan and her amazing team to purchase a 2 bd / 2.5 ba townhome in Santa Monica. We are first-time home buyers and began our house hunt several months ago from NYC. After reading online reviews we decided to contact Megan on the basis that her reviewers had put thought and effort into giving Megan well-earned praise rather than cursory/customary reviews. From our first conversation, we knew that we made the right choice. She walked us through the entire process and set realistic expectations, including the potential difficulties of competing with other buyers when we had less than 20% down. Throughout the process, we had complete confidence that we had the most knowledgeable, detail-oriented, and honest advocate on our side possible. Even better, she demonstrated in several steps in the process that she was only out for our best interests. We encountered a couple of pretty…

We worked with Megan and her amazing team to purchase a 2 bd / 2.5 ba townhome in Santa Monica. We are first-time home buyers and began our house hunt several months ago from NYC. After reading online reviews we decided to contact Megan on the basis that her reviewers had put thought and effort into giving Megan well-earned praise rather than cursory/customary reviews. From our first conversation, we knew that we made the right choice. She walked us through the entire process and set realistic expectations, including the potential difficulties of competing with other buyers when we had less than 20% down. Throughout the process, we had complete confidence that we had the most knowledgeable, detail-oriented, and honest advocate on our side possible. Even better, she demonstrated in several steps in the process that she was only out for our best interests. We encountered a couple of pretty significant obstacles in the offer and escrow process that Megan handled with patience and ease. This is a scary process, that was made a lot less so because we could put full trust in her. There is no question that we would look up Megan next time we're on the hunt and would happily recommend her.

Geetika L.

We looked for a home in Santa Monica/Mar Vista area for years, kept losing out on other bids, and getting our hearts broken. Frustrated by the incompetence of agents we worked with, I decided to look online for an agent with great reviews. That’s how I found Megan, who had more consistently glowing reviews than all the others. I also remembered seeing her at she had listed, and remember being impressed. Still, I didn’t know what to expect – can you really choose an agent based on internet reviews? Well, the answer to that question is a resounding yes. Megan is a phenomenon. She knows the market and she knows how to get the deal done. We noticed a difference right away when we started working with her. Plus she’s just plain fun to work with! Megan found us the perfect home and worked like crazy to make sure this time, we got it. It was a rocky road and she was right there with us every st…

We looked for a home in Santa Monica/Mar Vista area for years, kept losing out on other bids, and getting our hearts broken. Frustrated by the incompetence of agents we worked with, I decided to look online for an agent with great reviews. That’s how I found Megan, who had more consistently glowing reviews than all the others. I also remembered seeing her at she had listed, and remember being impressed. Still, I didn’t know what to expect – can you really choose an agent based on internet reviews? Well, the answer to that question is a resounding yes. Megan is a phenomenon. She knows the market and she knows how to get the deal done. We noticed a difference right away when we started working with her. Plus she’s just plain fun to work with! Megan found us the perfect home and worked like crazy to make sure this time, we got it. It was a rocky road and she was right there with us every step of the way, going above and beyond the call of duty, and keeping us sane with her warmth and sense of humor. If you’re a buyer in this ridiculous market, there’s not a lot of room for error, so you need an ally you can trust. I would choose Megan Whalen again in a heartbeat.

Buyer

Megan recently helped us buy a house in Santa Monica in a very competitive market. She and her team spent time getting to know our needs and then showed us only relevant listings, continuing to listen to what we had to say. While the market was heating up, she was patient and never pressured us to get into a house that wasn't right for us. In the end, we found a house we love, and she was aggressive but reasonable throughout the inspection and buying process. I would definitely go to Megan again.

Buyer

Megan Whalen was referred to us this spring when we decided to relocate to Venice from the San Francisco Bay area because of her extensive knowledge in this particular real estate market. From the onset we found Megan to be quick and responsive in finding listings that fulfilled our home and neighborhood prerequisites (we both work from home) as well as demonstrating flexibility, patience, and understanding during our several changes of mind - from renting a 3 bedroom condo or cottage; to buying a cottage, and then, a townhouse condo. Ultimately, we ended up purchasing a charming 1400 square foot loft conveniently situated between Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Rose Avenue, which satisfies all the requirements in a home/office and neighborhood we had originally put forth to Megan. Additionally, she proved herself to be a thorough and vigilant advocate for us during the purchasing process whi…

Megan Whalen was referred to us this spring when we decided to relocate to Venice from the San Francisco Bay area because of her extensive knowledge in this particular real estate market. From the onset we found Megan to be quick and responsive in finding listings that fulfilled our home and neighborhood prerequisites (we both work from home) as well as demonstrating flexibility, patience, and understanding during our several changes of mind - from renting a 3 bedroom condo or cottage; to buying a cottage, and then, a townhouse condo. Ultimately, we ended up purchasing a charming 1400 square foot loft conveniently situated between Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Rose Avenue, which satisfies all the requirements in a home/office and neighborhood we had originally put forth to Megan. Additionally, she proved herself to be a thorough and vigilant advocate for us during the purchasing process while maintaining both a sense of humor and an even keel.

Scott G.

Megan was an excellent agent and vital to our home purchase. She was knowledgeable, skillful, and professional throughout our entire process. Above all though, Megan was trustworthy. As first-time homebuyers, we had a ton of questions and concerns about the purchase process. We didn't want to buy the wrong home or get taken advantage of at any point during the offer, inspection, contingency, or escrow period. Megan was incredible though and put us at ease. She took the time to answer all of our questions, guided us to a winning offer, and ensured a smooth escrow. She also made excellent recommendations for an inspector and general contractor. Megan made us comfortable as first-time homebuyers, and we always felt that she had our best interests at heart. I would highly recommend Megan as a Realtor®. She will take great care of you and go above and beyond!

Paul S.

There aren’t enough stars to describe the superlative talents I viewed in Megan Whalen. When she took on the task of selling the property there was no way of knowing that she would be required to be a psychiatrist, friend, tireless mentor, and patient professional. We were required due to tragic circumstances to get the Los Angeles Superior Court”s approval at every step of the process from listing to accepting offers to disbursing proceeds and providing a home completely acceptable to the new owners. Megan managed to keep all offers alive during the months required and helped the new owners stay reassured during this arduous process. Megan is a ten. Other agents were complaining of having no sales and Megan was closing escrows constantly during the time we were working with her. If you want your property sold at the price you want, contact Megan.

Buyer

Megan was a great help throughout the whole home purchase process, starting from taking us to a first few homes many months earlier and then patiently working with us until we found our dream home. She knows the local market extremely well and we always felt ahead of the curve thanks to her connections. And once we had spent some time together, she clearly understood what we were looking for and efficiently tailored the search to our needs and budget. Finally, when we found what is now "our" home, she stayed on top of every little detail, was crucial to a successful inspection process, and also helped us to navigate the various financial aspects. All in all, we were very happy with Megan and would strongly recommend her, especially for people interested in Santa Monica's Sunset Park area.

Dorab P.

As a first-time homebuyer, it was very helpful that Megan and Niko explained the whole process so that each step was in context. Both were proactive in letting me know what was coming up next so I could be prepared. Being an engineer, I probably asked them way too many pedantic questions - which they answered patiently and gave me practical advice on which things were important and which were not. Being very knowledgeable about the neighborhood and having long-standing relationships Megan was able to negotiate effectively on my behalf. She provided contextual information and guidance so that I could make the best decisions. Post-purchase, they leveraged their extensive contacts to help get some repairs done promptly and competently. Would not have been able to do this without them.

Buyer

We are extraordinarily happy with our home buying experience with Megan Whalen, assisted by Megan Marsden. Ms. Whalen was able to help us purchase our new home in an incredibly competitive market for under asking price! Megan's highlights include professionalism, a wealth of knowledge for the Santa Monica and West Los Angeles real estate market, great negotiator, detail-oriented, fair, down-to-Earth, quick to respond to calls, patient and attentive, solid character. While you would assume most of the above is just the norm, it's not! It's incredibly hard to find a real estate professional that encompasses all of the above. Megan was able to close the deal on the home we wanted and has made our home buying experience a story to share with others. Thanks, Megan!

Betty C.

Ms. Whalen sold my condo in three months in Santa Monica. In this market, it is a miracle. I painted and placed a new carpet and she suggested staging. I wasn't so sure it needed staging but there are buyers who cannot quite picture how good a unit can look unless they see it furnished. I am very grateful to Megan for that. My unit went twice into escrow and I lost my patience many times but Megan stayed cool as a cucumber and coached me through the intricate rules of real estate negotiating. In my mind you like you pay and you don't like you walk. Megan kept saying no that is not how it is. She'll hold your hands (not literally) through negotiation and she is a very good professional. She does, however, clearly set her limits. For example, she would not babysit my cat.

CM G.

We worked on two transactions with Megan Whalen, in two very distinct real estate markets, and in both instances, she was very successful in achieving the outcome we were interested in. She is very professional, kind, pleasant to interact with, she is very responsive on the phone or via email, and she represented our interests well. She is also very generous with her time and energy, works hard, and does it all with a smile on her face. Her trade referrals were invaluable and she guided us through many of the intricacies of the Real Estate process that we would not have known about otherwise. She also sticks with a client through rough and smooth sailing and delivers as promised! I felt I could trust Megan completely and it was great to have her on our side.

Buyer & Seller

We first met Megan about seven years ago when we were looking for a new house. We had met many agents at various open houses over the preceding months. While we didn't like the house she was selling then we did like her. She eventually helped us find just the right house to buy. She also helped us sell that same house. We are currently selling our house with Megan. Megan is the kind of Realtor® all Realtors® should aspire to be like. She is extremely knowledgeable, thorough, fair, and friendly. She has spent countless hours over the last few years with us looking at new houses to buy even before we listed our house for sale with her. So far the experience is as good as it can be during a stressful time like selling a home.

Buyer

Megan was really great to work with from beginning to end. She is an expert on the Westside properties, quickly got a sense of the things I was looking for in a new home, and was able to steer me in the right direction from the start. As I was a first-time home buyer she helped me get through a smooth escrow, and was especially helpful in keeping everything on track to close early! She also made herself available multiple times to meet with me and my contractors to do remodel estimates. What was especially great was that she made a smart recommendation for our offer price and I ended up saving money in the long run! I highly recommend Megan Whalen to anyone looking to buy/sell a property. She's a total professional!

Daren P.

Working with Niko on our latest home purchase was easily the best experience my family and I have had buying a home. Any emails or calls were answered or returned in minutes. Niko took as much time as we needed on both weekdays and weekends to look at both homes we selected and homes recommend. With his guidance and area expertise, we found our new home and couldn't be happier. Thanks to Niko for going those extra miles!

Thomas F.

Megan was fantastic. This was our first home buying experience so we had little (read: no) familiarity with the process and Megan was incredibly helpful at walking us through what to expect and how to think about things. It’s this last point that we appreciated most about Megan. It never felt like she was telling us what to do, or trying to get us to do what she wanted; rather, she was very careful to ask about and listen to what was important to us. And she gave us the information, tools, and framework we needed to be able to evaluate things for ourselves. Megan’s dedication to making sure we got what we wanted was impressive and much appreciated. We’d work with her again in a heartbeat.

Leslie B.

I have worked with Megan on three different transactions. She is extraordinary. First and most importantly, she knows how to help you negotiate the best price whether buying or selling ( I have done both with her.) She knows the market. Megan is extremely forthright and honest. Lots of agents will only tell you what you want to hear. Not Megan. She has your back. This means you are not disappointed or surprised later. She has an extraordinary commitment to service. She goes way beyond the call to handle the stressful complexities and time-consuming stuff that selling and buying entail. It’s messy and painful and Megan does everything to make it easier for her clients.

Carol A.

I was very pleased with Megan Whalen as my seller's agent. With her help, my siblings and I were able to sell our childhood home. Although my brother, sister, and I were not always on the same page at the same time, she was able to facilitate communication between us and bridge any gaps along the way. Megan always kept me informed and up-to-date throughout the selling process through weekly phone calls and e-mails. I always felt like she had our best interest at heart, and I never felt pressured or pushed. Rather, I felt guided in her hands. She showed professionalism and a deep knowledge of the housing market, and I would gladly work with her again if needed.

Buyer

Megan is an amazing Realtor®! She is so patient, kind, and will be honest with you about possibilities. When we first met her, we looked for a few months before deciding to take a break given the crazy LA market, and she was super understanding. When we were ready again, she dedicated 6 months helping us find a home and always kept our energy going. We had trouble sharing with her what exactly we were looking for but she was able to figure it out and sent us tons of options always. She is always available, and I would recommend her to everyone. She really knows how to make her clients feel special, comfortable, and get them what they're looking for.

Allison B.

I just purchased my first home - one that I absolutely love! I know that I wouldn't have been able to do it without Megan Whalen! Prior to meeting her, I knew very little about the world of real estate - especially today's market. Megan patiently educated me. She's extremely tenacious, efficient, and really knows her stuff. What I really appreciated is that she worked to get to know me as a person and understand my particular needs and wants. If you're in Santa Monica, Mar Vista, or anywhere in the Westside, I wholeheartedly recommend Megan to help sell or purchase a home. I'm so very happy in my new home! Thank you, Megan!

John

Oh, wow, where do I begin? Well, I regret to say that the sale of my home came due to a divorce, but Megan was always the perfect mediator and consummate professional, unshakable even when I was shaken by countless circumstances. Megan hung in there and made a personally hard situation for us much easier. She walked us through the entire process (incidentally, our first home sale) and made it painless as could be. She took care of all the paperwork, uses a wonderful electronic signature technology, had great assistants, she took excellent care of us and have zero reservations in giving her the highest recommendation!

Buyer

Megan is an excellent real estate agent. She began working with us even though we were not ready to buy, maintained a strong relationship, and then actively supported us when our search really began. Once we found the house of our dreams, she worked quickly to make our package look competitive while in our comfort level, especially when there were 7 other offers. We were accepted and then she and her team guided us through the entire process until closing. As new homebuyers in California, she was extremely helpful, always so responsive, and treated us like we had known here for years. I highly recommend Megan!

Linda L

Megan Whalen sold my home in Santa Monica and it wasn't even on the market. Due to a set of unique circumstances, a new job out of town, and the need to fix up my house to put on the market, a remodeling contractor put me in touch with Megan who had a young couple looking for a house in my area and on my street. Perfect fit as Megan was able to get the best price for my house "as is" and I didn't have to do a thing to it. Megan kept me updated as each contingency fell away and the house appraised at the selling price. Megan was always upbeat and very helpful and then it was all done. Great job, Megan!

Karen W.

Niko is responsive, hardworking and genuinely wanted to help. After looking at some places in various neighborhoods, he had a good sense of what I liked. When my condo was listed, he immediately let me know and arranged for me to see it within hours. He worked quickly and helped me put together a lucrative offer that locked in the deal before the property even went to open house which would have likely gotten multiple offers with higher prices. From escrow to closing, he diligently followed up and answered all my questions. Thanks to him, I’m now the proud owner of that gorgeous condo and I love my home!

Fletcher N.

I worked with Megan Whalen and her team to sell my mother’s townhome, and can only praise Megan’s expertise, professionalism, responsiveness, and thoroughness. Megan knows the market and recommended appropriate, experienced subcontractors (inspectors, craftspeople, repair contractors, stagers, etc.) to maximize our return. She listens to the client’s needs and ideas, which along with her excellent suggestions make the transaction a true partnership. Very simply, Megan is a kind, fair, fun, and pleasant person who also happens to be a highly competent and successful Realtor®!

Thomas B.

Megan and Niko were with us every step of the way on our recent home purchase. The market was crazy this year, and they were our guides through the craziness. They always went the extra mile to get us into showings, even when we thought they were booked up. Their keen insight into the market landscape helped us submit competitive bids confidently without feeling like we were overpaying. We always felt like they had our best interest at heart, and they were patient as we found the place that was right for us. And they were fun to work with to boot!

Jennie K.

We met Megan at an open house she was holding in Santa Monica and knew right away we wanted to work with her to find us a house. We were relocating to the area and she helped us with everything. Sent us listings when we were out of town, showed us properties on a few trips out here, and finally negotiated for us to buy a perfect house. We always felt like she was on our team. And she was easy to get ahold of, very thorough and knowledgable about everything. We feel lucky to have found Megan and can't recommend her enough.

David H.

Megan is a graceful and professional agent. She understands real estate extremely well. She delivers at every level and her work ethic is strong and insightful. Whoever engages Megan for their real estate needs will be getting one of the best. In what had been an unusually soft market, Megan sold our house of 34years in 4 days commanding a full price offer and a 45-day escrow! It was easy working with her and she is a great listener. Don't let this gem go by unnoticed. You won't be disappointed.

Buyer

Megan recently helped us buy a house in Santa Monica in a very competitive market. She and her team spent time getting to know our needs and then showed us only relevant listings, continuing to listen to what we had to say. While the market was heating up, she was patient and never pressured us to get into a house that wasn't right for us. In the end, we found a house we love, and she was aggressive but reasonable throughout the inspection and buying process. I would definitely go to Megan again.

Ann E.

I recently sold a house on Sunset Ave in Santa Monica with Megan Whalen. There were a few problems but Megan came up with solutions for everything. She worked very hard for me and it was a relief to have someone like her taking care of business when I live about an hour away from the house that was being sold. She was really good about communicating with me regarding the status of everything that was going on with the sale. I would definitely recommend Megan for all your real estate needs.

Janet A.

I recently sold my family home of 49 years. It was not only an emotional situation but one that I needed to be sure that I had someone who could listen as well as provide me the very best advice to ensure I was comfortable with every step of the process. Megan was not only highly professional but also kind and patient. I would highly recommend Megan! Not only did I sell my home for well over the asking price (with multiple offers) but it was also much less stressful than I had anticipated.

Eric W.

Megan is an all-star agent! She has an astute view of what brings value to a home and an intimate knowledge of the LA market. She was always willing to go the extra mile, from getting us into any showing to communicating with listing agents to distill what a competitive offer needed to look like. Her extensive network of inspectors, mortgage brokers, and contractors, also made the escrow process quick and painless. We will seek Megan out when we're ready for our next purchase!

Buyer

Megan is everything you'd want in a Realtor®. She gets back to you quickly and with answers. More than that, Megan anticipated many of my questions before I even asked them. She's realistic too. If you can't get the house for your dream price, she'll tell you you're wasting your time. But if there's value, she'll capitalize. She's warm, available, knowledgeable, and reliable. If I brag more, you'll think I'm a plant. I wouldn't dream of using another Realtor®. Ever.

Jay G.

I met Megan Whalen in 2004 when I was shopping for a home. Loved her attitude and energy. She found the right home for me and then got me the right deal. I have been living there ever since. Megan can be trusted to do the right thing. Since we met, I have referred several clients to her. All of them have been happy. Anyone can write a review on here. But I am serious about it. If you want more info on Megan, don't be afraid to call me.

Lydia C.

Megan has unparalleled expertise in the Sunset Park / Santa Monica area where we have done three different transactions with her. Megan's experience speaks for itself in her negotiating skills, and in anticipating every hurdle way in advance. She has gone above and beyond to make sure everything was perfectly handled in each of our deals with her. She's also relaxed and fun and makes the process easy. We will work with her again!

Andrea R.

Niko was very responsive and carefully listened to my rental requirements. He was quickly able to find me the ideal rental to meet my needs. He deftly negotiated some unconventional arrangements required by my employer, who is covering my living expenses while on a work detail in Los Angeles. Niko was proactive, always on time for appointments, and stayed on top of all the details every step of the way. I would highly recommend Niko.

Eric M.

Megan was friendly, open, and patient with me, as I've never sold a property before. She took the time to explain the very basics of the process and made sure to tell me which parts I needn't sweat about. She took a "We can do this" outlook on the entire process, which was very reassuring when a SNAFU arose the week of our scheduled closing. I recommend Megan to anyone looking to sell or buy a home. She's in your corner all the way.

Jane M.

Megan is a superb agent. Her knowledge of the west side is extensive, and she has accurate instincts about the market. She is extremely detail-oriented, not letting anything slip through the cracks, and very responsive. She made us feel that we were always her top priority. We also appreciated her excellent network and made use of her referrals to find other professionals to work with for legal matters, tax matters, and repairs.

Erica B.

I've known Megan for a few years as she has worked with a family member of mine to buy and sell multiple properties in Los Angeles. She's lovely, prompt, and an expert at finding relevant properties. She found my new home before it even made it to market, and was able to execute the deal efficiently and effectively while I was out of the country. I wouldn't have my condominium if it weren't for her flexibility and follow-up!

Buyer

Megan has helped us purchase two different homes, and knows the business and local area extremely well. She is a pleasure to work with and constantly goes above and beyond to assist with all the aspects of real estate transactions, following through every step of the way. With her extensive experience, she can make the most complicated parts of a real estate transaction very simple. I would highly recommend Megan Whalen.

Jill R.

We have worked with Megan for over 20 years, through 3 real estate transactions, and in each have found her to be friendly, professional, creative, and someone who will go over and above to facilitate when things got tough. With Megan, you know she will do everything to help her client achieve their goals - and dreams. Not only is she a consummate professional, but after all these years, we also now count her as a friend.

Buyer | Seller

Megan is a jewel - her team golden. She's fun, friendly, and competent. I had two vacant units that were rented to the right people within 10 days. She got the price I wanted and the tenants I wanted and I am very picky. I intend to work with her in the future and would highly recommend anyone else in need of help to do the same. It's the rare real estate person who gets you and what you want. I am most appreciative.

Buyer | Seller

I rent out a two-bedroom condo in Santa Monica, about 1/2 mile from the ocean. Megan priced it correctly. We had good traffic and, ultimately, three very well-qualified bidders. The deal was made and the final transactions completed very efficiently, with little demands on my time, and I'm thrilled with the tenants I got. The whole process could not have been smoother. Megan's performance was wonderful.

Buyer

We first met Megan when we purchased a condo through her. She is very knowledgeable about the real estate market on the Westside, she is super proactive and prompt and she has an incredible amount of energy and drive - all to ensure that your needs are attended to. She rates very high on integrity and trustworthiness. We would use Megan again without hesitation and we recommend her highly to friends.

Taryn S.

Megan Whalen is the best! We had already been looking for a while when we started working with her and were pretty tired of the whole process. She was attentive, supportive, and worked hard to help us finally find a place. Once we did, she made sure the whole escrow process went smoothly. Definitely a team you want in your corner.

Sally A.

Megan listed our house and six days later we were in a solid escrow higher than the asking price (with additional backup offers). Megan met and exceeded the requests we made of her, she was on top of every detail and continued smiling even when we were being "difficult". In retrospect I highly recommend Megan, she is amazing at what she does/loves.

Mike B.

I own several rental properties on the West side of LA. Niko has represented me in renting them. One of my most valuable properties he had rented the day after the current tenant moved out. The property was not vacant for one day! That is what I call efficient! He is always on time and has good prospects as tenants. I highly recommend him.

Buyer

Megan did an excellent job in helping us find our new home! She knew exactly what we were looking for and left no stone unturned to help us find the right place. She did a great job in helping explain the whole process of buying a home (my husband and I were first-time home buyers). It was great to have someone with so much experience.

Pam D.

Megan has helped my husband and I purchase two homes in the past 15 years. With all the stress and emotion that accompanies these transactions, Megan was professional, calming, and a rock. I hope to never need her services again, but she would be the Realtor® I would use every time. You can't go wrong with Megan!

Leslie B.

Megan marketed my house and helped me get over the asking price in 3 days! She knew the market, knew how to price it and how to stage it. Everyone loved the house I wish I had had more to sell because Megan could have sold them for me! She is straightforward, will give an honest opinion, and will go the extra mile.

Seller

We enjoyed working with Megan! She's everything you would want in an agent, pleasant, honest, thorough, knowledgeable. Her attention to detail and professional approach exceeded our expectations which resulted in a great experience. Megan's marketing strategy sold our home in record time and at maximum return.

Anna T.

Megan is responsive, on time, and business savvy. Her experience with the local market, and her ability to listen to what we were looking for, helped to identify a quality property at a reasonable price that met our needs. She also helped us negotiate an HOA variance that was important to us.

Kate F.

Megan and her team were such a dream to work with - they were honest about their thoughts on properties and very supportive when needed. I would absolutely recommend working with Megan, she knows everyone and is so well-liked it makes an otherwise difficult experience very enjoyable!

Karl

I can't say enough good things about my experiences with Megan Whalen. She has been an invaluable source of information and is proactive in her ability to close the deal. I can't thank her and her team enough for their exhaustive hard work and would gladly work with them again.

Buyer

This is my 2nd experience working with Megan. Both experiences were great. 1st time around she helped me purchase my house and helped weed through a tough real estate market. This time around she helped me lease the same property even before it really went on the market.

Buyer | Seller

We have had the pleasure of dealing with Megan on three transactions. Megan is a strategic thinker, detail-oriented, and always has the client's best interests at heart. Responsive and diligent with follow-up, knows the market extensively and fun to deal with!

Cheryl W.

Megan was very helpful and knowledgeable when it came to selling my grandmother's home after she passed away. She went over and above the call of duty since I didn't live near the home and made things so much easier. I highly recommend her!

Mike B.

Megan was a total pro in the purchase of this house. She was very responsive to my questions and demands. She gives me good advice and sometimes I take it. The added blandishment is that she has a very cute electric car to drive around.

Courtney M.

Megan and her associate, Niko, recently sold our house in Santa Monica, and we were very pleased with all they did. Megan knows the neighborhood well and was able to price the house effectively. She gave good suggestions as to what we should do to improve marketability. We were not living in the house when it went on the market, and she stopped by regularly to check on the house and let us know if there were any problems. The team arranged for the window washing, removal of some discarded furniture, staging, and photography. And they did so with a positive attitude! When I commented that the kitchen needed flowers after the staging, Megan immediately went out to buy some to make sure the room looked better. Megan gave us good advice about offers and about keeping our long-term goals in mind. She knew to invite one of the prospective buyers to become a backup offer, which was good since t…

Megan and her associate, Niko, recently sold our house in Santa Monica, and we were very pleased with all they did. Megan knows the neighborhood well and was able to price the house effectively. She gave good suggestions as to what we should do to improve marketability. We were not living in the house when it went on the market, and she stopped by regularly to check on the house and let us know if there were any problems. The team arranged for the window washing, removal of some discarded furniture, staging, and photography. And they did so with a positive attitude! When I commented that the kitchen needed flowers after the staging, Megan immediately went out to buy some to make sure the room looked better. Megan gave us good advice about offers and about keeping our long-term goals in mind. She knew to invite one of the prospective buyers to become a backup offer, which was good since the first buyer fell through, and she was able to immediately open escrow with the backup buyer. Megan was present at all the inspections and showings, and her positive, professional demeanor and friendly attitude helped the buyers, I’m sure, feel more confident. Megan looked into city permits for the house and did her due diligence to make sure our descriptions were accurate. And, whenever there was a question, Megan had no reticence about asking us. She knew all the forms we needed to fill out, and she read over them after we completed them so that she was informed on all aspects of the sale and our disclosures. We would not hesitate to work with her again. She is hands-on, knows her stuff, and is a pleasure to work with!

Buyer

Megan understands that home buying is a difficult process and still manages to thrive she was the difference in helping us acquire our home - without her endurance and professionalism, we would not have gotten our home. Thank you, Megan!

JM L.

Megan Whalen just helped my wife and I purchase our first home together. She was dedicated, persistent, responsive, and a pleasure to work with. She helped us find a great home for our family.

Betty L.

Niko was diligent, responsive, and easy-going! His negotiation skills and relationships were important in getting my offer accepted in a very competitive marketplace and getting me through a challenging escrow!

Edie I.

We had a great experience with Megan, I would highly recommend her to anyone. She was honest and responsive. An expert in the neighborhood. She and her staff were on top of the sale and its unique issues.

Betty L.

Megan was very knowledgeable and strategic in getting my counter-offer accepted with multiple offers. She also helped me position my requests for repairs to help me get the seller credit I needed.

Hilton S.

Very helpful in selling our Santa Monica condo! Helped us navigate multiple offers and a complicated escrow period. Very knowledgeable of the area, and has lots of resources to bring to bear.

Mike B.

Megan is a great agent for me. She knows what I am looking for in a tenant and she delivers the right tenant for me time after time. I view her as a business partner, not an agent.

P. Thomas

Megan handled both the purchase of my house a decade ago and the sale a month ago. She was very conscientious and went the extra mile both times. I would highly recommend her.

Buyer

Megan was thorough, thoughtful and responsive in guiding me through the buying process. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to buy or sell on the Westside.

Bob

Megan proved to be resourceful as well as competent and knowledgeable. She stayed on top of the process and was very caring.

Seller

Megan couldn't have been better when selling our house. Professional and hard working. Savvy and helped us a great deal.

Mike L.

Megan was very professional and answered the call whenever asked. By far, the best agent in that area. 5 stars!

Buyer | Seller

Great agent!

Amy V.

Megan’s relationships, demeanor and persistence were VITAL in me getting my home. I am still in shock that we actually locked in on my first try at purchasing a home in LA.

Liza R. & Mark W.

Megan’s dedicated service to our happiness and well-being seemed to be her only focus of the day, each and everyday – thank you. You earned our trust and loyalty. Bravo!

C. M.

Because of Megan’s enormous help, experience, capability and integrity throughout a stressful and - at times – scary process, we are the owners of a beautiful home. My husband and I are deeply appreciative of Megan’s commitment and talent and would not hesitate to recommend her services to any prospective buyer or seller.

Jeff B.

Megan Whalen has represented me in two transactions, first as a buyer and then as a seller. As a buyer in a hot market, Megan allowed me to join a few who get to view houses before they hit the market. It was a property that was never listed which I eventually purchased with Megan. She made the transaction feel effortless on my part. I couldn’t have been happier with her honesty and attention to detail. Megan also represented me in a sale of the house, in a down market. She counseled us on the presentation of the property, the appropriate price point in a cooling market, timing of the sale, and handling multiple offers. Each of her recommendations was right on, resulting in our house selling in less than six days, above asking, while other houses languished. I am convinced.

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