Shelhee Gal-Kossover is an entrepreneur at heart. In addition to working in real estate, she has owned and operated a variety of businesses over the years ranging from retail stores to manufacturing merchandise for music brands. She grew up in a business-minded family with a mother who owned retail stores and father who is a Realtor and real-estate investor. What all of this means is that she has an extensive background in customer service, management, finance, negotiations, sales, organization and self-motivation. She brings this experience to each and every client relationship and knows how to think outside of the box in order to get transactions done in the greater Los Angeles area. It's my duty to work with each individual in a unique and personal way, says Shelhee. My clients are my number one priority. And my varied background gives me the ability to adapt to client's need and see some of the opportunities that others miss. Shelhee also knows what it's like to be a buyer and seller of real estate, she has owned and sold many of her own properties. She's in real estate for one good reason: She's good at it. Shelhee has a knack for helping clients make sound real estate decisions."
I will definitely recommend Shelhee & David for any real estate service that you need. The process was seamless and stress -free with them. Plus, even before we got the house listed in the MLS they already had a buyer for my house. Also they know how to negotiate and get the best price for your home. They understand the market and home value.
Sigalit Alon — Feb 15, 2018
From the moment you stepped into our home, you brought with you something special. Something that goes beyond your professionalism, we felt your warmth, family value that immediately gave us the feeling of trust and security. e down, chat, laughed, got to know each other, and we ended up signing the listing greement ith you... At that moment, we started our trip together.. A complete month that you both worked tirelessly, days and nights, without stop... To sell our bachelor, loft unit, and finding us a house that will properly justify our new "family" status. Within one week, without even one open house, we already had excellent offers on our uni above asking price. Just like that you found for us a qualified buyer..and between the paperwork and transaction...we traveled all over the areas of our interest , to find our dream home...we saw many homes, we got excited about some, and less excited about others..and all that time you were there taking care of us and stating that when you find the right house you will know it! Many people are working,but very few really love what they are doing. With the two of you, it obvious that it comes for the heart and soul! So thank you for helping us finding a house that is not only walls and roof a house that is not just a concrete structure,but a house that really instills in us a. feeling of security!! Thank you for find us a house that we can liv in and grow our family in it! Thank you again and we expect to ee you at our housewarming party.
H&J Gordon — Jul 28, 2017
My husband and I are first-time home owners and I can't imagine having gone through this process without Shelhee and David. From the moment we all started working together, they went above and beyond to get us into the house we wanted, a process that began by having to out maneuver several other buyers. Not only did they prove excellent at negotiations, but once they got our offer accepted, they continued to streamline every financial, technical, and logistical detail along the way. Something else to note: As we were first-time buyers, we had a million questions and Shelhee and David answered all of them right away. They were always available and always so helpful. Really, it was the best experience we could have hoped for. I can't imagine having gone through this process with anyone else and I would highly, highly recommend their services.
Lindsay and Chris Kusiak — Jun 30, 2017
The home buying process with Shelhee and David was a great experience. They walked us through the process, step-by-step and were patient with any questions we had. When we were looking at houses they provided excellent suggestions for places to look at based on the criteria we wanted in a home. They were both easy to reach and very flexible in arranging for visits to houses we were interested in as well as the homes they suggested we take a look at. It was great to have an extra set of eyes to help us see both the good and bad of every house we visited, to ensure we made an informed decision. We were able to get the first offer we sent out accepted out of multiple offers. I honestly do not believe we could have done it without the benefit of the years of experience and insight from Shelhee and David. We were even able to negotiate additional repair credit based on their suggestions. From the time our offer was accepted to the closing of the home they were in constant communication with all parties involved and were able to quickly help facilitate all necessary site visits and ensured the purchase was on track for the closing date - which completed right on schedule with no issues. Both Shelhee and David were extremely friendly and respectful throughout the entire process. I wish I had more money so I could ask them to help me buy another house!
Joseph Ling — Nov 01, 2016
David and Shelhee are simply the best agents for which you could ever ask. They helped me and my wife find the perfect place at the perfect price. Couldn't have been happier signing an Exclusive Buyer Representation Agreement with them. As an attorney that negotiates and litigates property transactions regularly, I have come across my fair share of agents and brokers. In my heart of hearts, I can confidently say that David and Shelhee are the most professional, solutions-focused, and friendly agents that I have come across. What differentiates them from the rest of the crowd is that they are solutions-focused. Escrow, the seller, and the lender threw various obstacles our way, but David and Shelhee always had a thoughtful resolution and practical answer and response, which kept escrow on track and got us the best price possible. Equally important, they view the process as more than just a transaction--they ask you what you really want from the process, and alter their strategy accordingly. They always asked what my wife and I desired, and never put themselves first. There are very little aspects of the real estate process you can control (whether it be sales price, escrow and lender requirements, or market conditions), but the one thing that you can control is your choice of agents. And you would be a fool not to consider them. While many agents view their job as being complete after closing of escrow, David and Shelhee are different--they continued to service me after escrow, going out of their way to make sure my wife and I were happy. I give them 10 out of 5 stars.
Neil E. — Aug 26, 2016
Chosing Shelhee and David as our realtors in helping us buying our home, was the best decision. The process was quick and smooth, and they made themselves available at any time and any day. The best part is that even after we closed and got the key, part of the agreement that wasn't fulfill wassolved by them and they got for us reimbursement back form the seller. I will definitely choose them again when we buy our next house.
Batbale K. — Jun 26, 2016
This thank you should have made it to you much sooner. However, Carlos and I have been fighting off the endless realtor calls... One realtor asked if I was ready to use the dream team that would guarantee a purchase above our asking price. I told him that I had the dream team and that they could run circles around him. I cannot tell you how impressed Carlos and I were with your quick response and attention to detail. Within a very short time of contacting you, the photos were taken, the house was on the internet, there was a sign on our front lawn, we had an open house and we had offers on the house! The two of you worked tirelessly. More importantly, Carlos and I felt at ease with turning the house over to you. The trust with your team was instant. You were very careful with how you showed our home and always made sure that Bella was safe and you kept us apprised of each move you made. Thank you both so much!
Edna & Carlos Delbuono — Apr 28, 2016
I STRONGLY recommend David to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home! My husband and I recently embarked on our first home buying experience and to say we were nervous is an understatement! David took care of us from the beginning by explaining the entire process and what we should expectalong the way. He made himself readily available whenever we had a question or needed advice. We never felt pressured to make an offer as he wanted to make sure he was helping us secure the perfect house for us. It is evident that for David, being a realtor is a calling! We will definitely be referring ALL of our friends and family to David for their real estate needs as he is VERY knowledgeable about the home buying process and knew facts and demographics about each community we were interested in. With David, you get more than just a home, you get a mentor, advisor, and a REMARKABLE home buying experience! Thank you David for making our home buying dreams a reality.
Idelan — Apr 27, 2016
David is an exceptional agent who has extensive knowledge of the home buying process. As a first time buyer, I was nervous about take such a big step, but David helped me every step of the way. He explained the whole process and worked with me to make sure I understood everything before movingforward. He made himself available anytime I needed something or had question. I was also impressed with how well David knew the area I was looking at. Not just the basics about schools and nearby entertainment; he was able to share trends of the area, who was in the neighborhood, and actual useful information. In fact, David already knew some families nearby through his work. Not once did I feel like I was being pushed into purchasing. David's number one goal was to find me the perfect home! He was a pleasure to work with and I truly feel he fought for my best interest as a buyer. I recommend David to any one wanting to buy or sell. Whether it is first time buy, or an investment property, he is definitely the best choice.
Zhelsper — Jan 12, 2016
I contacted Shelhee over the phone when I still lived in Florida in search for a rental property first as I was moving to California. Shelhee helped me find the property and go through all the paperwork. Within the year after I moved I was searching for a house to purchase. The market was verytough as it was growing and most properties had multiple offers. Shelhee took her time with me to go around and find the right place for me and my family BEFORE it even hit the market. Shelhee even helped me find a bank that gave me financing and helped me with an easy transaction as I was searching for mortgages. Shelhee is extremely professional, knowledgeable and treat every client with special care. She made both transactions very easy for me and was always keeping my back.
Yael Kagan — Nov 16, 2015
After dealing with another agent who gave up on finding me a suitable property that will accommodate my specific needs and wishes, Shelhee was a refreshing change. She is an extremely hard worker, who was always available to answer questions and encourage when I felt I am about to give up. Shemade me feel better about the prospect of finding a property. Her always cheerful attitude and ready smile helped me go through months and months of search for the perfect place and various offers. She worked hard to find me what I wanted and kept calling agents after we gave offers to make sure they let us know where we were standing with them. When we finally found the property, she made sure that I was aware of every step between the mortgage broker and the escrow to make sure everything goes smoothly. If you want someone that will work on your behalf and gets the results you want, she is the one.
Razly Miles — Nov 11, 2015
Working with Shelhee was a pleasant experience. Her working habits demonstrated professionalism, sincerity and dedication as a realtor. Shelhee made sure the process of selling my property runs smoothly and managed to make it an un-stressful experience. I would recommend her to anyonewho is thinking of selling or buying a property as well as continue our successful business relationship.
Hilla Gottlieb — Nov 10, 2015
Being a first time home buyer high profile individual with a hectic schedule, I needed a seasoned real estate agent that can handle my needs. I reached out to the team of Shelhee and David, who were highly recommended by a colleague of mine. It is hard to describe how easy they made the process of purchasing my home for me. Being true professionals, they accommodated my needs, kept me updated every stage of the way and, explained every detail to me. I am a busy individual and can’t remember ever taking the time to write a letter sharing my feelings. But I feel that I need to share it with others, as I am going to recommend Shelhee and David to my personal and professional friends. Thank you guys!
Beau “Casper” Smart — Oct 09, 2015
“Countless times Shelhee went the extra mile, worked the extra hour, and found creative ways to achieve my goals that ultimately made the difference between a finding a home and finding THE home. Dedication, high integrity, and exhaust-less energy, Shelhee is a rare find in real estate.”
Brian Kennedy — Jul 09, 2013
We were very pleased with the work you did for us and will be happy to recommend you to any friends in the market. What sold us on your services in the first place was your smart use of technology to make the process smoother. The ListingBook updates, Relay and responsiveness to email really suited the way that we communicate. I was glad that we were able to do the whole deal without using a fax machine once, I hate fax machines. We were impressed the first time we met you with your knowledge of the local neighborhoods. We had done extensive searching online and had become fairly competent at finding homes on our own but we lacked that knowledge about the neighborhoods beyond the numbers. Lastly, the contractors that you recommended have been working on the house for a couple of weeks now and have done a great job, you wouldn’t recognize the place. We would love to have you over for our housewarming party in July. Thanks again for all of your hard work and care.
Evan L. & Jennifer P. — Jul 03, 2013
Considering that I stay at home with three small children, selling our family home was one of our more challenging life events. Shelhee was amazing! I interviewed several Realtors and Shelhee’s professionalism combined with her enthusiasm and obvious empathy put her far above the rest. We felt cared for as people and had justified confidence in Shelhee’s marketing and sales ability. She respected that it was our home that we lived in while assertively and effectively marketing in this far-less-than-ideal market. She is kind, genuine, and an amazing business woman.
Andrea Laurel Merg — Jun 06, 2013
“Shelhee is the type of person that is constantly learning and improving, she is up on her technology, not afraid to try new approach, and is always thinking outside of the box. More important she listens and cares about your needs, and tries to accommodate them. Just the best of the best!”
Nava Skolnik — May 25, 2013
I am a real estate investor and a real estate appraiser. Lately, I have been in the business of flipping homes... My business partner and I were referred to Shelhee Gal-Kossover of Rodeo Realty. We were told that Shelhee is a sharp, intuitive and a shrewd negotiator. We were also told that she is very knowledgeable with the Short Pay and REO sale process and has considerable experience... I have been doing business with Shelhee for over one year now and have been very satisfied with her knowledge, abilities and professionalism. She has proved to be a very valuable part of our team with alerting us to numerous new and fresh opportunities that fit our business formula. She has always gone out of her way to be responsive to our needs, and very helpful and decisive during our times of uncertainty. The never ending grueling process of dealing with banks on the REO properties and the all to well known unscrupulous and evasive listing agents on the Short Pay sales has proved to be no match for Shelhee’s tenacity and persistence. The last property that we acquired, Shelhee was a wonderful selling agent. She was extremely efficient with organizing all of the necessary documentation, on the ball and helpful with reminders of important contingency dates and very accommodating with meeting our inspectors. During the remodeling process, Shelhee was motivated and generous with her time as it related to remodeling designs and concept decisions and very decisive with her knowledge on what the typical buyer’s needs and desires are for homes in our market area. After the property was remodeled, Shelhee was an excellent listing agent for us. She was very efficient with appropriate advertising, holding open houses and follow through with all perspective buyers. Again, Shelhee proved her worth with her knowledge, experience and efficiency when the property sold and staying on top of all the critical dates and documentation in a very organized and professional manner. Shelhee has also shown tremendous enthusiasm and willingness to lean and research other market areas at our request outside of her typical market area. Again, Shelhee’s ability and efficiency in dealing with the day to day headaches and obstacles made her an easy choice to represent us even in theWest LA markets. In conclusion, Shelhee Gal-Kossover has always given us the feeling that we are her number one priority and it has been a real pleasure doing business with her and I would recommend her services to anyone wanting to buy or sell residential real estate.
Ken Kirshner — Mar 13, 2013