Reviews

I felt very fortunate to have worked with Rick and Russell in finding the right place. Their process  was very efficient  and effective in delivering the best opportunity based on my criteria. Both Rick and Russell demonstrated the highest level of professionalism in every situation throughout the transaction experience. To sum it up, I am beyond satisfied  with how this team represented me to find the right place.

Udi U., Los Angeles, CA

I was introduced to Hermes by a long-time friend and business partner.  He insisted that I work with Deniz and Panos as I sought to expand my portfolio in the coastal areas of West Los Angeles.  Well, I wasn’t disappointed.  I felt they cared about my financial well-being and took an interest in me as a person.   They are cultured, knowledgeable, effective and in my numerous transactions with them since my friend’s introduction, I’ve found their passion and service beyond compare.  Some great professionals will go the extra mile on occasion.  Panos and Deniz go the extra mile for their clients every day.  They are quite amazing.

P. S., Client, Phoenix, AZ

Panos must be the gold standard of professionalism in the real estate business in LA.  He’s particularly attentive and focused.  I own real estate in Asia, Europe and North America.  I wish I had someone advising me on the best techniques elsewhere like Panos is doing in LA.  His investment, law, finance and tax background come in very handy.  He’s saved me from costly mistakes on several occasions.  Sometimes I think he can read my mind.

A. P, Client, Seoul, South Korea

Hermes International Estates & Realty has been instrumental in my building a sizeable real estate portfolio.  Panos’ skills and knowledge are monumental.  He is bold and innovative and always finds creative solutions to real estate’s biggest challenges.  He has both sold and bought property for me numerous times over the years and I would highly recommend his services without reservation. Deniz has been very delightful to deal with.

T. J., Client, Santa Monica, CA

Working with brokers like Panos has opened my eyes to many things from how business & a real estate transaction should be done. The knowledge & patience he brings in the nature of this industry, & the integrity & support he offers not only to the clients but as a colleague to fellow agents as myself.  He has been spectacular from every conversation or email- getting things done in an orderly fashion, bringing his professionalism & own touch of his personality full of wisdom & humor that we can all learn & enjoy from. Thank you Panos! It was more than a pleasure working with you & Deniz! This was our first deal together, I hope it may not be our last.  All my best dear friend.

A. W, Agent, Keller Williams

Hermes was great from the beginning.  Very professional and impressive attention with detailed work.  Panos and Deniz knew all rules and protected us in transaction.  We are very grateful for such great real estate broker. Hard to find like him.

H. F. & J. F., Client, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Panos was a pleasure to work with. From the moment escrow opened he was very involved in the process and was in constant communication with all parties.  I always felt like I could count on him to get me whatever documentation needed to facilitate the close of escrow in a timely manner! Can’t wait to work with him again.

MF, Escrow Officer, Glen Oaks Escrow

Panos is one of the most respected agents in the Marina. He was hired to represent us on a property we were interested in the Westside. The transaction had bumps like any airplane ride but he enabled and educated us with his confidence and expertise. Job Well Done!

I.M., Client, Los Angeles, CA

We lived in the northeast all of our lives.  Our son had been living in the LA area for several years.  Upon retirement, we decided to move closer to our son.  Dealing with some unknown realtor across the country was scary enough, especially when considering the size of the purchase of a home we had in mind.  We spoke to several realtors but none provided us with the comfort of the solid market knowledge and integrity that Panos conveyed from our first conversation.  His communication style and light hearted approach instilled confidence in us in working exclusively with him.  We found exactly what we wanted and we paid less than we had expected.  Panos pulled several rabbits out of his hat and made our dream retirement home a reality.  We couldn’t have accomplished it without the dedication of such an exemplary professional. 

A. B. & C. B., Hartford, CT

I have been involved in many real estate transactions over the years and dealt with many agents.  What makes Panos different is that Panos is actually the broker for the firm.  He doesn’t subcontract any of the work to assistants or coordinators.  He oversees the entire transaction from A to Z and guides his clients along the way.  His immense experience sets him apart from the garden variety of agents out there who are plain vanilla.  His integrity and detail oriented nature avoided many bumps along the escrow process.  I have recommended him to all my friends and family.

M. B., Client, Los Angeles, CA

We hired Rick and his amazing team after our neighbor highly recommend them after they sold his property within two weeks and over asking price.  My husband and I were 8 months into a two year lease with a higher end property in Santa Monica.  I had just received a job offer and we needed to move to Seattle and needed a subtenant fast!   This also happened to be over the holiday season, which is a challenging time to list a property since most people wait until after the holidays to move.  Rick was confident that it would lease quickly and his team worked immediately to get the listing to market.  They brought in an excellent photographer who helped put together a very strong listing. Within days the property started generating quite a bit of interest even over the December holidays!  We received two attractive offers, accepted one of them and were living in Seattle by January 15th. His team saved us a ton of time, money and headaches.  Rick and his team were incredibly communicative throughout the entire process and a pleasure to deal with.  I would highly recommend them regardless of it is to lease or buy.  I only wish his team were also focused on the Seattle market so they could help us up here!  

Cynthia & Brad

Best real estate agent in California!

$1.8 Million Codo Seller

Rick took the extra time to explain the different procedures and walk me through some of the issues that came up and make some recommendations in order for me to complete the sale. Without his recommendations I doubt I would’ve sold my home.

House Seller

Our experience working with Rick was amazing. Rick’s experience was evident throughout the entire process. I have done over ten real estate transactions and this was by far the smoothest. The transaction process was very painless, very smooth and follow through. We really enjoyed working with Rick. His knowledge and experience helped us in making decision. We felt amazing and no worry purchasing this unit as he knows what best interest for us.

Redfin Partner

Rick Dergan was exactly what I was looking for when I wanted to sell my home. Within five minutes of meeting him, I knew I was in the presence of a true professional and an expert in his field. Rick listed my house for sale at a price point that attracted multiple offers immediately. It sold within 9 days at $125,000 above asking. He and his team work quickly and efficiently. I followed all of his recommendations on staging, sprucing up the house, landscaping etc..and it paid off for me handsomely.

N. Getz

Rick is a power house! He is a wonderful realtor and definitely knows his stuff. I will absolutely be using Rick again. Highly recommend!!!

A. Lewis

Rick was always very customer service focused with respect to the sale of my condo in West Hollywood. There were a few occasions that I had to contact Rick for clarification/advice and he was always very prompt in getting back with me and solving my concerns. He is a true professional.

M. Aurtery

Rick is an excellent property advisor. He is knowledgeable about the market – quickly understand the clients needs – delivers unbelievable service, before and after the acquisition. We trusted him before, during and after the purchase – we would definitely us Rick again to purchase or sell a property.

M. Clarke

Rick is a pleasure to work with and I have already referred him to others.

A. Emerson

Rick was the best part of our house buying process. He is a consummate professional who took care of us – two first-time home buyers with lots of questions. We could not have asked for a better agent. Thank you, Rick!

P. Dell

Rick was always very customer service focused with respect to the sale of my condo in West Hollywood. There were a few occasions that I had to contact Rick for clarification /advise and he was always very prompt in getting back with me and solving my concerns. He is a true professional.

Condo Buyer

Rick is an excellent property advisor. He is knowledgable about the market – quickly understands the clients needs – delivers unbelievable service, before and after the acquisition. We trusted him before , during and after the purchase – we would definitely use Rick again to purchase or sell a property.

Condo Buyer

Rick is a pleasure to work with and I have already referred him to others.

Multi-Family Buyer

Rick was the best part of our house buying process. He is a consummate professional who took care of us – two first-time home buyers with lots of questions. We could not have asked for a better agent. Thank you, Rick!

House Buyer

Rick is a power house! He is a wonderful realtor and definitely knows his stuff. I will absolutely be using Rick again. Highly recommend!!!

House Buyer

Rick Dergan was exactly what I was looking for when I wanted to sell my home. Within five minutes of meeting him, I knew I was in the presence of a true professional and an expert in his field. Rick listed my house for sale at a price point that attracted multiple offers immediately. It sold within 9 days at $125,000 above asking. He and his team work quickly and efficiently. I followed all of his recommendations on staging, sprucing up the house, landscaping etc..and it paid off for me handsomely.

House Seller

Rick came in and saved the day on my sale. He and his team are great.

House Seller

Excellent service! This was my first time buying a place and Rick helped me every step of the way, making an overall stressful process fun and manageable. Whenever I came across roadblocks, be it problems with lenders or appraisers, Rick managed to help me find a solution to the problem. Although it’s clear he’s been in the business for a long time, it’s obvious that he loves what he does and truly shares that passion with those he works with. Couldn’t have asked for a better agent! Will definitely use him again when I purchase my next home.

Condo Buyer

There is no doubt that Rick and his team were working aggressively on your behalf with the right business strategy to sell you home. Documents for signature were timely produced. I was most impressed with the timeliness of their follow-up to move the sale forward.

Condo Seller

I cannot say enough about Rick Dergan. His experience and knowledge are only out weighed by his personality. A true professional in every way. When I gave him my parameters for buying a home, he immediately had specific ideas and now I happily live in the very house he told me I was going to find. He is a charismatic powerhouse, and that’s what you want when buying a home. Can’t say enough about him.

S. Cimmie

As a commercial real estate agent, I work with hundreds of agents on a daily basis and demand the utmost in professionalism and integrity with everyone I work with. When it came to relying on a fellow agent with residential expertise, Rick Dergan was an easy choice. Working with Rick on the purchase of my home was a pleasure. He is a real professional on all levels, detailed oriented, extremely knowledgeable and got the deal done quickly. He and his staff have excellent working relationships with lenders, escrow officers, title reps, etc., which also contributed to a smooth, trouble-free transaction. If you’re reading this review, congratulations, your search for a great agent is over!

A. Sala

Rick’s knowledge of the real estate markets as well as excellent follow thru are above anyone I have ever worked with. He never just waits for properties to come to him, He is constantly coming up with new ideas to find you the perfect property as well as making sure you are surrounded by the best resources that you need to close your real estate transaction. I have already referred him to friends (something I rarely do) and everyone is very impressed.

C. Brown

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