Linda and Arthur G.
“Knowledge, Time & Patience!”
Mary Jean Kolosa
Broker/Realtor – Allure Properties. Last November, my husband and I sold a rental property in San Diego and thought we would take the profit from the sale and use it towards our retirement savings. That was before we spoke to our accountant who informed us that there would be a very large amount of money due to the government. We immediately had to find a knowledgeable realtor who thoroughly understood the immediacy of a 1031 exchange. We had 45 days upon our San Diego closing on November 13th to identify another property we wanted to purchase in order to avoid this huge tax payment. Needless to say, we had to act quickly in the ‘hot real estate market’ of southern CA.
connection to her; we were impressed with her knowledge of a rental exchange to avoid tax
penalties. With that being said, she implemented a serious search for properties in our price range.
Within a few days, after gathering pertinent information, we met with her and began the long,
tedious process of finding a rental property in a safe community in a high-achieving, academic
school district. After numerous emails with MLS attachments and meeting with Cynthia at many
sites, we finally found a place. Cynthia put in an offer with a 24 hour stipulation of acceptance or
rejection. Because of her tenacity, the offer was accepted on December 17th, less than one month from initiating our difficult search. At every step of the way, Cynthia used her knowledge to help us to
navigate the complexities of a real estate purchase with its rules and regulations imposed by the
state and financial institutions. Her professional ability ensured our smooth transition from
purchase offer to closing. After closing, she went beyond the call of duty, giving 100% effort by assisting us in securing a new tenant for our rental. She did this gratis, only wanting us to vet a financially sound, reliable rental candidate. Our renter took residency on April 20th, the final end to a long, arduous journey.
client, not for the sale! I offer this unsolicited recommendation without reservation. I would highly recommend her to any potential buyer or seller.
My wife and I relocated out of southern California and were faced with the daunting task of selling 3 rental properties within a very short period of time. We were privileged to have had the opportunity to work with Cynthia throughout each of these sales, as her timeliness, communication, professionalism, and attention to detail were critical to making these sales happen quickly. I especially appreciated her direct, no nonsense communication style- Cynthia tells you what you need to hear, not what you want to hear, saving you time, money, and aggravation in the long run. I would highly recommend her services to anyone selling or purchasing property in southern California!
I do not take these recommendations lightly. I give them only when they are really deserved. Cynthia Le May is a wonderful, remarkably knowledgeable real estate agent and executive. She is hard working and gets amazing results. She knows the real estate profession in/out and always has her client’s best interest in mind when making recommendations which are designed to help the client and not necessarily just to make a sale. She is warm, compassionate, on-time, and tenacious. Her knowledge of the profession is incredible. I would again engage her professional services when necessary. She is truly an outstanding real estate professional. Sincerely, Terry Kolasa
I have no words to express my gratitude towards Cynthia, she has been an excellent realtor, lovely friend, very professional when it comes to purchasing a home or selling it. I have bought and sold my home with her, and while doing so was out of state, but I had peace of mind knowing that my home was in safe hands. I trust her knowledge about the industry and can recommend her to all my friends… I cannot thank her enough for all the help she extended without being pushy….if I have to buy again I will do so only with her. Thank you Cynthia for all your help😊😊.
Over the years we have dealt with many realtors, so we consider ourselves quite fortunate to have found Cynthia LeMay on 55places.com. As we planned our move from N.J. to Southern California, Cynthia made herself available every step of the way. Using her knowledge, professionalism, honesty and experience she was able to find us our home at Del Webb at Gavilan in Rancho Mission Viejo. Cynthia was available and supportive during the entire moving process making it as stress free as possible. We cannot speak highly enough of Cynthia and totally recommend her if you are moving 5 miles or 2,500 miles away.
My wife and I greatly benefitted from the guidance offered by Cynthia, who is warm, cooperative, professional and highly competent.
Gary And Gerry Eldred
Cynthia guided us through the process of buying our new home through Standard Pacific Builders in the Gavilan 55+ community of Rancho Mission Viejo in Orange County, California. She was available every step of the way and took a personal interest in our “wants.” She was prompt in our meetings at the development and in answering our questions via email or telephone. We would highly recommend her for future buyers.
Cynthia is an exceptional broker. Her knowledge, experience, negotiating skills and personality put us at ease while selling our home in San Clemente. She was, “spot on” with her information and is now helping us find our dream home. I would always recommend having Cynthia on your side of a real estate transaction.