Gilbert’s rich corporate accounting background lends a key competitive edge to the JM Team, providing substantiated research and thorough methodology to find properties as they enter the market and deliver the most comprehensive market analyses. Originally from the Philippines, Gilbert graduated with
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Gilbert’s rich corporate accounting background lends a key competitive edge to the JM Team, providing substantiated research and thorough methodology to find properties as they enter the market and deliver the most comprehensive market analyses. Originally from the Philippines, Gilbert graduated with distinction earning a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from San Beda College in Manila, moving thereafter to the US to follow his dreams of “traveling, seeing the world and finding happiness.” He worked as a corporate accountant for fifteen years, starting at Ernst and Young and eventually becoming senior accountant for investment companies in private equity and hedge funds at Coast Asset and Kayne Anderson in Los Angeles. His decision to transition into real estate was prompted by a desire for direct fulfillment as well as taking on a diversity of roles to fulfill his customers' needs. Gilbert’s blend of integrity, professionalism and technological savvy complements his grounded and informed approach to give clients a sound advantage in a competitive, ultra-low inventory market.
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It has been a pleasure working with JM Team. Gil Dirige especially has been instrumental in making sure our experience of buying a home went smoothly. I recommend anyone looking to purchase home to go see the JM Team. As far as we are concern, they provided us with excellent service and professionalism second to non. we just closed our escrow yesterday and are happy owners of a condo in west hollywood. Thank you again Gil Dirige for your outstanding service.
- Ed Justice, Actor
Gilbert certainly goes the extra mile when planning and executing a precision marketing plan to insure maximum proper exposure to obtain the best possible buyer. Their resources for getting to closing worked very smoothly. I definitely recommend the JMTeam for the marketing and sale of your real estate.
- Greg Campbell, IT Business Owner
I'd been contemplating putting my house on the market for 2 years...A couple words to describe Gilbert and Jay: patient, persistent, understanding, firm negotiators, aggressive, professional. Jay helped me strategize the sale of my home over these 2 years and gave me time to get fully ready to sell, and be sure I was making the right decision. The JM Team advised me on the minimum things that needed to be done to my home to make sure we launched superbly on the market. Once the home was painted, slightly re-staged, and landscaping ready, Gilbert and Jay executed a flawless launch on the market. The forward thinking marketing these guys do pre-market and at launch is fantastic! Jay negotiated a record high offer. On Day 2 we were at $86,000 over asking or $150/SqFt over comparables. We ended up with a sale at a whopping $900 per SqFt. It doesn’t stop there either; The JM Team made kept the escrow process very smooth and protected my interests all the way through closing day. They maintained firmness during the next negotiating stage of inspections and request for repairs by buyer. And even though there may have been room to award credits, The JM Team convinced the buyer to withdraw his request for credits and my net remained untouched. This team will protect your equity once they secure an offer like no other will. I highly recommend the JM Team to sell your home!! - Chris Kubon, Pharmaceutical Exectutive
3.Jay and Gil sold a house in my neighborhood for a great price so I asked them to sell my home. A couple of weeks later I met with Jay and his partner Gil who are both extremely professional and very knowledgeable. I was amazed at how easy they made the whole process. They are true experts of the West Hollywood market!
- Rob Dirksen, Business Owner
This was my first home buying experience. This process is a little overwhelming and Gil with the JM Team helped to make the process manageable. He also helped us to find EXACTLY what we are looking for, got us $15,000 UNDER ASKING, right before a full price offer was placed! We had a very limited budget and we thought our wants exceeded our budget, but Gil was able to make it happen! He helped us to negotiate the right things at the right time, and offered services beyond what a normal Realtor would provide. He helped set up our inspections, coordinated conference calls between our Mortgage broker, escrow company, and loan officials. He helped us navigate contracts, and steered us away from bad deals. He also helped us make our choices based on the local market and future investment strategies. I appreciate Shane, his assistant's responsiveness. If we didn't have a good Realtor, we really wouldn't have gotten the deal we did.
- Chris Fitzgerald, MD Cedars Sinai