The Customer Experience
Many long beach realtors will tell you that they are the best or that they are tops in sales. I want you to know that I concentrate on you and the best way for you to know that, is by seeing what my customers had to say about purchasing or selling. Whether you are looking for a Long Beach Condo, investment property or in the surrounding areas I can help. Please see what my clients have said and feel free to use the FREE Long Beach MLS to see what’s available.
Listen to how we helped Ralph find a great studio at the Cooper Arms.
We helped Philip find his “diamond in the rough” in Downtown Long Beach. Hear how his experience went compared to working with other real estate agents.
Listen to how Michael was able to purchase his first Downtown Long Beach Condo with detailed online systems to make his search fun and exciting.
Listen to how Erica was able to purchase her first Long Beach condo when she found us online.
“As a first-time home buyer, I knew absolutely nothing about buying a home, and I mean “nothing.” A friend of mine encouraged me to buy something since I was wasting my money on rent. I wasn’t sure if I could do it because I didn’t have enough for a downpayment and homes nowadays cost a fortune.
Enter James Bridges, a referral from a friend’s agent down in San Diego–Smart, confident, anxious to make things happen. He asked me the basics: Where, when, why. I wanted to find something in Long Beach since it’s close to the beach and affordable, at least for me. I wasn’t in a hurry to buy anything, but James kept me updated with what was out there. He was honest (a huge plus) and told me what I couldn’t afford, where I shouldn’t live, and weighed the pros and cons.
Within a couple of weeks I put in an offer for a Long Beach condo after looking at only a few places. I couldn’t believe how fast everything went! Thanks to James and his team, they were really looking out for me and made things happen!
I can now say that I am a proud homeowner…and encourage all first-time home buyers to give the Global Trust Team a chance to make it happen for you!
Thank you so much “Global Trust Team!” You guys are great!”
Lisa, Long Beach
“When researching for a new investment property, I ran into the LovelyLongBeachHomes website and contacted Joseph. In dealing with new resources, I am often apprehensive about their professionalism, honesty, knowledge and salesmanship. However, after speaking with Joseph on the phone and eventually meeting him, I put away my worries and we went forward with plans for purchasing a 2/2 condo within the next six months. Joseph then referred me to James who showed me ONE property. Four months later, not only did I purchase a wonderful condo but I’ve also managed to get tenants in at top dollar before having to pay the first mortgage note! All in all, I am very pleased with Joey and James and would gladly recommend their services to everyone in need or a fantastic realty team! Thanks guys,”
–Stephen, Long Beach
“Mr. James Bridges has been instrumental in helping us find the perfect condominium. By chance, my wife and I found his name online, and we quickly realised that his enthusiasm and professionalism over the phone were not his only attributes. Almost immediately he recognized that we were busy professionals from across the country and he tailored our condo search such that when we arrived in Long Beach for a 2 day “vacation” he had an hour meeting and had lined up 5 viewings. He never once pressured us to purchase a place and we had a sense of security in his choice of neighborhoods and quality of re-sale value of our potential future homes. Once purchasing our condo, James insured the smoothest of transitions by helping us with our walk-thru, making certain the minutest of details were covered, and with any other request that we had. I can provide no greater compliment by saying that we will certainly use James’s services again and without question will forward his name to our friends and family who plan on moving into the area.”
–BC and Sonia, Long Beach
“Finally making the decision buy my first home was a HUGE decision for me, and my first major step towards having my own real investment asset. It was also something I knew would take tons of time and patience – from researching loans to finding that perfect property that fit my lifestyle and needs. Unfortunately, with a decision this big, this “tons of time” was something that I just didn’t have. After all, in order to buy a place in the first place, I was at work all the time, or traveling around the country.
So on my rare free time away from work, I was on the internet 24/7 looking at pictures of homes that I thought may be suitable, as well as being introduced to several real estate “professionals” that would sell me my dream home. Needless to say “professional” was not the word I would use to describe my initial experiences – terrible real estate agents, shoddy “deals”, and a lack of care for my real needs made me feel like I would NEVER find a home, or at least one that I would enjoy living in. THEN , I met James Bridges and… –> More
Timothy, Long Beach
“Initially I wasn’t sure about buying a home because I had little knowledge. After finding a place I really liked, I searched the internet to find more information on this place. That is how I found James Bridges. I signed up for his website that gave me lots of information about local homes for sale. After our first phone call, where James was the one who took the initative to get to know me and determine my needs, he was ready to show me my first place. I was nervous when I first met James because I didn’t know much about him, but he made a great first impression with his professionalism and friendliness. Ironically we found out we grew up in the same neighborhood in San Diego. James was very opinionated on a place that would be good for a single, young professional. I drove by some of the places he said he wouldn’t recommend, and he was 100% correct, I wouldn’t have wanted to live in those neighborhoods. He only showed me places that he felt would be safe and comfortable, as well as be within my price range. He made my decision making so easy by being honest, sincere, and caring about my well-being. –> More
Dana, Long Beach
“Through a stroke of good fortune, I found James Bridges and the Global Trust Team on the internet when looking for a small loft in the Long Beach, CA area. The real challenge was to find one with my limited budget.
James responded quickly to my request and exceeded my expectations by finding several options for me to consider. It took only one phone conversation with James for me to realize that he had the professionalism and drive to help me realize my goal.
James and his team worked tirelessly to prepare an offer on the loft of my choice; introduced me to the right mortgage loan officer for me to work with; kept in close contact throughout the entire application and escrow process, and responded promptly when I had questions, or needed assistance.
What James was able to accomplish for me is nothing short of amazing.
I highly recommend James Bridges and Global Trust when looking for a professional real estate agent who will be sensitive to your needs and help you obtain your desired results.”
–Janeen, Long Beach
“We just wanted to send you an e-mail expressing our gratitude. You and the entire Global Trust team were wonderful!
We happened upon your www.lovelylongbeachcondos.com website in our efforts to find a house or condo. After checking several different websites, we decided that we liked this one the best. After finding a few places, we placed a call to you, and the fun began!
This was our first time buying a home so needless to say, it was a bit stressful for us. What we appreciate most about you James, is your work ethic. We would call you to set up a viewing or viewings, and you would coordinate a time that was convenient for us, calling us to keep us informed through the process. If you said you were going to meet us somewhere, you were there, when you said you would be. If you were running late, you would call us before the scheduled time to let us know. You also kept us informed on the status of the various places we looked at and or made offers on. Even when you were out of town for a personal function, you were available to answer questions we had! – You could have easily just let your voice mail pick up, then check your messages once you returned, but you didn’t. You always got back to us, usually the same day!
James, we also appreciate your patience. I know there were times when you were probably thinking “This couple – They are not going to buy!” because of our (my – Brian) cold feet on a few properties. Again, because it was our first time buying, there were often feelings of being unsure of our decision. You were patient though, and the end result is that you and your team were able to get us into our first home. One that fit our budget and met our requirements. As time goes on, and we get more things done to our new home, we are more and more happy with our purchase.
As we have mentioned to you, this is a stepping stone for us. We will eventually want a bigger place and when we are ready, we will be giving you a call! Thank you so much, James. Please extend our gratitude to Joseph, Amber, and also David Burger with American Home Mortgage. (Love that rate!)”
–Brian and Sheri, Hawaiian Gardens
“Joey and Jamey Bridges and the Global Trust Team sold our condominium for more than we thought we could get for it. How’s that for an agent? Not only did they successfully sell our condo for more than we expected, it was easy. Being a small business owner and pregnant at the time, I did not have the time or energy to handle the miscellaneous details that needed to be done. The Global Trust Team got it done!”
–Dr. Kim, Chiropractor
“As I begin to deal with paperwork only homeowners deal with, I am reminded of the paperwork needed to close escrow not too long ago, and wanted to again thank you for all the time and effort you dedicated to helping me acquire this property. It was not an easy process, but it is obvious that all the looking and reviewing of listings and properties really paid off.
Working with you not only gave me access to accurate and timely information, but it also gave me added options when it came time to chose a lender, an inspector, and other vendors you happily recommended. I mostly appreciated the one-to-one attention you gave me and the constant follow up and resourcefulness in obtaining answers to all of my questions.
I know you will continue to keep in touch, as you have with my sister who has been enjoying her house for over a year now, so I look forward to keeping you updated on my property and to working with you again in the future.”
–Sam, Long Beach
“My now husband and I decided it was time to begin the seemingless impossible mission of buying our first house. We had been engaged for about 10 months and living in an apartment. We did as much homework as we could about the housing market and financing, we wanted to be an informed as possible. This task was no small task to tackle. Neither one of us had had any experience with real estate. I begin by surfing the internet every day to become familiar with what was out there. Seeing that I knew what area I wanted to live I did every sort of online search you can think of and I kept running across the same site (lovleylongbeachcondos.com), in the beginning of our search we were looking at condos – I will tell you shortly how things ended up changing – after coming across the site for about the second or third time I took the time to really read about the real estate consultant James Bridges. I immediately felt like maybe this is someone we could work with. Seeing that this was the first time …” –> More
-Nick and Susan – Long Beach
“I had worked with two real estate agents for a period of 6 months before James. Feeling pressured to purchase a home by those agents, I chose to sever my relationship with each agent and seek out another one. I recieved approximately 15 proposals from various real estate clients on HomeGain. However, there were only two real estate agents who had been given a “5-star” rating by the HomeGain service. James was one of them and looked like a clean cut, professional individual, so I decided to respond to his proposal. Right from the get-go, I was impressed with James’ professionalism and courtesy. However, what really differentiated….” –> More
–John, Signal Hill
“You don’t come across many patient and honest realtors these days. I had 3 realtors before I found James and he was the only one who treated me with genuine kindness and respect. Because he cared about me, he refused to let me compromise and helped me to find a place that I loved. He showed me all of the places I wanted to see without pressuring me to buy. It was important to him that I felt comfortable with my decision and he encouraged me to take careful consideration before making an offer. I truly felt as if he wanted to help me find a home rather than simply make a sale. The whole experience was like shopping for a house with a knowledgeable friend. And though we were strangers upon meeting, after working with him, I am proud to call him my friend. ”
–Diana, Long Beach
“Being first-time buyers, Jamey took the time to provide us with the lowest level of detail with regards to the process, players and required documentation. He showed the highest level of dedication, resolve and professionalism from day one of the home search through the eleventh hour of escrow.”
–Shawn & Kerrie, Pasadena
“Often times it is easy to get discouraged so having someone on your side, someone you can count on can makes a big difference. For us, James was that difference. He took the time to get know us and our needs. Most importantly, his professionalism and focus gave us the confidence and the peace of mind that he was always a step ahead of the game. We own our first home now, its been a while but James continues to check up on us…we call that dedication. ”
–Rey & Zoraida, Signall Hill
“Andy and I just wanted to let you know that we are extremely happy with the job you did on selling our home. You made the process so stress free just as you had promised at the beginning. Also, you were able to get us top $$$ over our asking price which was incredible. We definitely will recommend you when we come across someone looking to buy or sell a home. Thanks again.”
–Andy & Jessica – Norwalk