After unsuccessfully working with several unproductive Agents that yielded zero results, we took on the task of hunting down suitable homes (ourselves) that we knew would meet our needs. Finally, an open house, led us to the City of Downey, where an open house was featured by Berkshire Hathaway. Immediately, we were greeted by Maria Palácios. After touring the property, our family decided it was not for us, but Mrs Palácios patiently listened to our families most important needs, of what we wanted in our new home, and even provided us with a strategy of what we needed to do, in order to be successful in selling our old home. Knowing that we had already been disappointed by two other agents, our expectations where already diminished from the prospective of an Agent meeting our needs (and also knowing that we are high functioning and particular family) However, things began to happen really fast (and let this serve as successful advice to to any of Mrs. Palácios’ future clients, that are blessed to secure her). Listen closely to Maria’s opinions, advice, and direction, because this woman, along with her son Chris, know exactly what needs to be done, in order to derive positive outcomes. I would even go as far as to say, not to even think about what you are asked to do, just do it, and Maria and Chris will make it happen for you! Before we knew it, our old home came in a at a little more than asking, and our new home was secured for for $25k under asking!
– The Calvin Family
I went online to look for a real estate agent in the Downey and Norwalk area and found Mother and son real estate. I was so very pleased and so happy that I found this agent and her son. They took care of me all the way from beginning to end. They always answered my phone calls and helped me with everything. They always went out of their way to help with anything that came up, like if you needed a plumber or a carpenter they had people that could help. The transition went so smooth from selling my home in Inglewood to buying a new home in Norwalk and they assisted me with utilities and always checked in with me from time to time to make sure that I had everything I needed. I’m so so happy with Maria and Chris “The team,“ Mother and son Real estate. They are so humble and so nice, this team is 100% in to help you. I will be referring mother and son real estate to anyone that is moving or selling their house and going into a new house. Thank you Maria and Chris, for everything you guys deserve 10 stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Working with Chris and Mother & Son’s Real Estate was such a breeze!
Allowing Chris to fully utilize his systems and resources we got pre approved for a loan in less than 24hrs, found a house we loved, submitted an offer, got the offer accepted, and got the keys to our new home within 30 days of contacting him. Being in a tough sellers market, Chris & Maria put together a professional, competitive, and effective offer to get our offer chosen out of over 10 other offers with some higher than ours. Not only that but also got us Seller Credits!
We highly recommend Mother & Son’s for your real estate needs! 10/10 service! A bonus is they are quick to reply to any questions that you may have during the entire process!
David & Diane Thomas
I’m writing to tell you what a great experience I had selling my home here in Downey. When I first contacted Maria, she said that she would have the house sold in three months. It sold in approximately two weeks.
But that’s not the whole story. We often hear horror stories about real estate agents and their lack of professionalism. Maria was on it from the get go. If I called her, she always responded quickly. Never were we out of communication when it came to unexpected problems. She seems to know somebody to take care of any of the usual occurrences that pop up during the sale of a house.
Chris did an outstanding job with the pictures on the web site and overall knowledge of what it takes to sell a house. Even in what they call a sellers market, Maria and Chris were always motivated and their spirit is what sets them apart from most other agents.
I would highly recommend this mother/son team to represent me as a buyer or seller.
Thank you Maria and Chris, you truly make a great team.I’m writing to tell you what a great experience I had selling my home here in Downey.
My husband and I had been preparing to buy a home for a couple of years and wanted to make sure that when we made the decision I had the right team by my side. I met a couple of realtors along the way but I just couldn’t connect. One day after passing by their billboard for years I said to myself “Let me call them I mean what’s the worst that can happen?” And wow one minute into the conversation I was convinced Maria and Chris is what I’ve been looking for! Mind you this is all over the phone. I did everything Maria advised and was approved next day. Within 3 weeks of that call I made an offer. They explained the process kept me in the loop of everything. As a first time home buyer I’m sure I had a lot of questions. I’m sure I gave Maria a headache or two lol but she was always willing to answer all my questions. Happy to say I am a homeowner now. I will forever be grateful for this amazing mother and son team they are truly the best out there!
I lived in Downey my entire life, always saw Maria and Chris’ billboard, and appreciated the family aspect of their business. I finally met Maria and Chris as they were selling a home in my neighborhood. My wife and I agreed that if they actually got what they were asking for that house that we would sell ours. We received a card in the mail from Maria writing about how nice it was to make our acquaintance and then a couple days later received a phone call about the sale of that property above asking price. We invited the two of them to come to our house as we wanted to sell our house.
They came over, gave their honest and professional opinion on what we could ask for the house and what we could get. We liked their spirit, attitude, demeanor, and agreed to list our house with them. We were very motivated to sell and did the work that needed to be done to get top dollar. They guided us through every step and what needed to be done to accomplish our desired sale price.
We always felt they were doing the most that could possibly be done to help us. Whenever we called, they answered. Whenever we emailed, they responded in a timely manner. They always seemed happy to speak with us and spoke to us as if we were their only client (which I know, for a fact, that they have many clients)
We loved the way in which they set up viewings of our home. In a 3 day showing period, we had over 50 viewings with 12 offers (2/3 of which were above asking). They spoke to each agent, seeing which buyer would give us the best deal. After, they called banks and lenders to make sure the buyer was truly well qualified and able to make it through escrow. They worked so hard for us, day in and day out.
Once we accepted an offer (that was well over asking), they walked us through everything that needed to happen and what was going on. The buyers’ inspector nitpicked our house quite a bit, causing the buyers to send an outrageous request for repairs to us. I believe Maria and Chris were more upset by it than me, another demonstration of their dedication to us. They gave us wisdom on how to go about this and we waited for the appraisal to come in before we did anything else. The appraisal came back at the same number as the accepted offer; therefore, it gave the buyers no room to use the inspection report to nickel and dime us. We agreed to some very minor repairs and had smooth sailing through the rest of escrow.
We are so thankful for Maria and Chris. They are truly a God send. I haven’t, for a moment, doubted that choosing them was the best decision we could have made. I would choose them to sell our house again and again. They are amazing people. You would be blessed to just meet them and you would certainly be a person of great wisdom to choose them as your realtors!
The Guzman Family
Maria Palacios and Chris Gonzales , mother and son team get the job done. They made buying a house such a breeze. My husband and I decided to sell our house in Downey after 16 yrs. and we decided to go with the mother and son team.
I met this mother / son team months prior at an open house in Downey and I really liked how they worked and the knowledge they had in the Downey market. So we decided to use them to sell our Downey home.
I am so glad we did! They set up open house for us on a weekend and they had multiple offers and sold my house within a week.
We started to look for our dream home and let me tell you, they were very professional, experienced and helpful in every aspect of selling and getting your dream home. They were very patience with us, even though we had some issues with one home we wanted to purchase. They were very professional and patience and gave us good options. They explained everything in a way that was easy to understand, from making the offer to working with the mortgage banker and everyone involved.
We finally found our dream home and we are so glad Maria and Chris were there with us to share that moment and help us get our dream home fast. I would highly recommend Maria and Chris to anyone who wants to sell or buy a house.
They are awesome and I love how they were very honest and patience with us. They truly know their stuff and are willing to help you in any way possible. Maria and Chris are truly “the best of the best” and it would be crazy not to get them as your realtors.
Thank you Maria and Chris!!!
VANESSA S JIMENEZ
My husband and I placed our home on the market for sale with a Friend of the family and quickly learned how difficult it is to sell a home. Maria and Chris have such a great reputation and proven track record, that we didn’t even interview them. We knew we had to re-list our home with them in order to get more traction. Maria and Chris truly make a great team. They are very professional, extremely knowledgeable, always go to bat for their clients and eager to sell! It’s no wonder they are so successful. For our next investment home we will definitely work with Maria and Chris again.
Thanks again for the wonderful gift which I also look forward to wearing when we travel cross country back to Tennessee! Much Love from us both. 👵💗👴
DAMON VAN HOOREBEKE
805 S. Osage St, Inglewood
ANDRES & GRISELDA VELASQUEZ
NIKOO & HOSEINN BERENJI
ROBIN & NATALIE BECERRA
Genn & Robin Garvin
Mira & Ned Aksabanovic
Denisse & Manny Muñoz
The Garcia Family
The Reyes Family
Cesar & Lucy Rodriguez
Pastor Mike & Karla Augustine
Victor & Alejandra Torres
Horacio & Patricia Bettinelli
Linda & Edgar
Tomas & Blanca
The MOST IMPORTANT thing for Me and my Wife was Trust. We just simply felt completely taken care of and we had full trust in them. Maria said from the very beginning “If you want me to get you the best results, just let me guide you and take full control of the process”. I took that to heart, and when it came down to crunch time she told me the exact things that needed to be done in order to get what I wanted.
So, They helped me sell my house and at the same time buy another all in the same transaction. They made me feel like I was their only customer, they treated me with respect, understanding, and never made me feel pressured, they were always there for me to help me through this ordeal.
Me and my wife are extremely happy with everything they did for us.
Thank you Maria, Chris, Cecilia, Amber and others behind the scene. You guys are the best.