“He really knows the area, market and process”
I can definitely recommend Michael as an agent. He really knows the area, market and process. He made the the often difficult buying process much better and easier. He is very responsive and someone we really enjoyed working with. You won't be disappointed.
Rob Jeremiassen Purchased home in Westlake Village February 28, 2017
“He was in constant communication with us throughout each step of the process”
"We had a very unusual home-buying experience (due to personal circumstances) but we were so lucky to have Michael on our side. We appreciated his relaxed-approach and yet his ability to be aggressive when necessary. We always felt comfortable discussing concerns and receiving his unbiased input and advice. He was in constant communication with us throughout each step of the process and easily made himself available. Michael is very passionate about the Conejo Valley and was wonderful to work with in purchasing our first home. We will continue to recommend him to friends and family."
Beth & Randy Dye Purchased home in Thousand Oaks February 28, 2017
Michael’s knowledge of the market was invaluable
Michael was a calm and steady guide, giving advice that proved to be on the mark every time. Our home search was challenging as there were few homes available in our price range near our daughter's school. Michael's knowledge of the market was invaluable in identifying the right house for us when it did become available. We are very happy with the home we bought and enthusiastically recommend Michael as an agent.
John Deisz & Laura Sether Purchased home in Westlake Village February 28, 2017
“Michael Rice is the type of agent that we dreamed of having”
Michael Rice is the type of agent that we dreamed of having, but didn't know actually existed. His communication skills, patience, knowledge, and overall expertise is unlike anyone else we have ever worked with. We never needed to worry, because we knew Michael was on top of things. He never let us down. He was beyond patient as he went with me from house to house in a variety of cities so that we could find the perfect home for our family. I never felt rushed, or like he had somewhere else to be. He makes you feel like you're his only client (even though I knew that wasn't the case.) He is honest and always steered us in the right direction.
If we ever need a real estate agent again, Michael is the only person we will be calling. However, he worked so hard to find us our dream home, that I don't think we will be going anywhere anytime soon. We cannot thank Michael enough for all he did for us. Especially since he was even working during Thanksgiving and Christmas to finalize everything with the sale of our old home, and the purchase of our new one! We highly recommend him to anyone in need of a real estate agent!
Laura & John Krupp Sold home in Oak Park and bought another in Porter Ranch January 24, 2017
“Honest, trustworthy, reliable and just a downright easy going Realtor”
The first time I called Michael, it was 8pm on a weeknight and not only did he answer the phone, but he spent about 30 minutes chatting with me about my situation. From that moment on, there wasn't a time when he didn't take my call or answer a text immediately. He has a wealth of knowledge on the area and the industry in general and was an absolute pleasure to work with.
He kept his cool when negotiating and always had our best interest at heart. There were a few extra inspections that we couldn't make because we were living in Orange County so Michael called the inspectors, set up the appointments and met them at the house so we didn't have to drive up. He handled everything!! If you are looking for honest, trustworthy, reliable and just a downright easy going realtor, Michael is your guy!
Cori & Jory Hirsh Purchased a home in Oak Park, CA November 4, 2016
“Even the sellers’ agent commented on how well he did his job.”
Michael just helped my family close on our new home and I am so pleased to give him my highest recommendation. As first time home buyers, we needed a lot of explanation about the home buying process in general and Michael was always detailed and understanding of this in navigating us through the process. He was thorough, picking up details like finding necessary permits that might have otherwise been missed.
The entire process went really smoothly which we credit to him. Even the sellers' agent commented on how well he did his job. Most of all, though, we felt confident that from the early days of house hunting to the final days of closing, he really was operating with our best interests at heart, making the whole process stress-free. We will be recommending him without reservation to anyone we know.
Conor & Amy Toohey Purchased a home in Westlake Village, CA August 31, 2016
“Michael was godsend for us in our recent move.”
Michael was godsend for us in our recent move.
My husband and I both work full time and had a very tight timeline during which we had to find a house and move. It seemed impossible.
Mike made it so easy for us. He understood our priorities, our taste, and never once wasted our time showing us houses we wouldn't like, or entertaining buyers who wouldn't meet our price point. Not only did he get us a great (and fair) deal on our new house, he sold our original house in 15 days, managing to negotiate with a very difficult realtor who was often disrespectful to him and to us.
I would recommend him highly to anyone looking to move.
Rich & Onalee Hughes Purchased a home in Agoura Hills, sold home in Woodland Hills August 22, 2016
“We feel fortunate to have worked with him”
Michael was our realtor for a house we purchased in Westlake Village late 2015. We feel fortunate to have worked with him as he provided fantastic service from the beginning – he has excellent local knowledge, helping with everything from narrowing our initial search area to recommending trusted local contractors whilst we were closing escrow. Michael always made himself available and provided friendly and informative advice.
Chris & Debbie McLean Purchased a home in Westlake Village March 24, 2016
“He is incredibly efficient in his business dealings”
Mike helped us get into the home of our dreams while providing a ton of value beyond the basic mechanics of the property transaction. He is incredibly efficient in his business dealings (i.e., tech savy) and has deep domain knowledge about the Conejo Valley real estate market. This really helped us, as new first time buyers in the area, to feel confident in our eventual selection and price paid for our purchase. Mike has a strong sales track record in the area and that came into play during the negotiations, as he had previously worked with the seller's agent and that went a long way as we navigated inspections and the list of requested repairs. Long story short, I would recommend Mike to any of my friends or family looking for a home in the area.
Matt & Jenni Oden Purchased a home in Westlake Village March 23, 2016
“Michael Rice was clearly the choice…no doubt about it!”
I've been purchasing real-estate for nearly 20 years in the Bay Area. In 2015 I had a need to find a new home in the Westlake Village Area. After talking to a few realtors Michael Rice was clearly the choice.. no doubt about it! His knowledge, responsiveness and negotiating skills speak for themselves. He's a true professional who's primary objective is finding you the right property for your family!
Ryan Edwards Purchased home in Westlake Village December 30, 2015
“I have no hesitation in recommending Michael”
Michael was unbelievably helpful and accessible throughout the sale of our home. He was more than available at all times to answer any pressing questions we had about the process. He stayed on top of all transactions and followed up incessantly to ensure that everything was done correctly and in a timely manner. Michael is an honest and thorough businessman who works impressively hard on behalf of his clients. I have no hesitation in recommending Michael to anyone in need of a real estate agent.
Chris & Lisa Stevenson Sold home in Agoura Hills September 20, 2015
“Michael Rice is a true professional, and a great guy to boot”
Michael Rice is a true professional, and a great guy to boot. He is knowledgeable energetic, client-oriented, and always puts his client's best interests above everythig else. Michael helped me both find/close on my primary residence as well as finding/deal-engineering our investment properties. I would not consider using any one else for my real estate needs. He is more than an agent - he is my trusted business partner....and personal friend,
Joe & Paula Hoholick Purchased a home in Agoura Hills September 20, 2015
“Michael always kept me informed”
Michael was instrumental in helping me with a recent short sale. In spite of the bank's lack of responsiveness, Michael always kept me informed. I felt completely confident knowing I had a true professional handling the sale. I was also impressed by his innovative marketing ideas, his fresh approach to real estate transactions, general knowledge of the business, and his candor. As further endorsement, consider that I have already, and will continue to refer my own clients to Michael for anything real estate-related.
Brad Newman Sold home in Encino September 20, 2015
“Michael stood out as a leader in a sea of agents”
With the realization that our growing family was in need of more space, my husband and I began looking into new neighborhoods that offered all the amenities that a family with young children might want: great schools, beautiful neighborhoods, simple commute to work, and of course safety. My husband contacted Michael along with several other agents to begin to discuss our process of moving into a new house. At the time, we did not know if we would be able to afford moving for another year or two.
Immediately, Michael stood out as a leader in a sea of agents. We were looking for someone with expertise in the Conejo Valley as well as patience in our decision making. Michael was an excellent resource. He answered all our questions, provided immediate responses when we were interested in a location and was not deterred when we changed our mind several times as to our wants and needs. He had a wealth of information for any questions we may have had regarding housing, financing, etc. I still use his website for suggestions in the area. We were thrilled with what Michael was able to do for us and highly recommend him to anyone who may be thinking about moving.
Jay & Joanna Longo Purchased a home in Westlake Village September 20, 2015
“The best of the best”
Michael has been pretty much the best real estate broker that we have done business with; so much so that when we bought in another state, we asked him to provide a referral so we could have the same level of expertise and skills. Honestly though, he provides more than just expertise and knowledge, there is a certain comfort level working with him that I haven;t experience with others. We never felt rushed or pressured into making an offer. We always felt that he was available for us even though he's fairly busy. Having also dealt with "not so good" brokers, I want to spread the word so more people can work with "the best of the best" -Sanjana
Sanjana Arora Purchased a home in Westlake Village September 20, 2015
“The best Realtor I ever worked with”
The best realtor I ever worked with. Got me in front of the line for each house I wanted. Very professional. Very patient, no pressure. Replies to text/emails in seconds. Helped me buy my dream house. Without, Michael there's no way I would have gotten it. He got in there and fought for me. In this market, you need a real maverick. Thats Michael, the maverick or realtors!
Jason & Heather Mosko Purchased a home in Agoura Hills September 20, 2015
“My husband and I just loved him”
Michael Rice, we can't ever say enough . is the most professional , knowledgeable,and caring realtor we've ever dealt with......always returned calls and was ready to show us homes at any time....his insight told him what to show us and what was good for us.....a great experience, made house hunting fun for us...
He has Character, intelligence, integrity, sense of humor and most of all honesty......we were so lucky to be referred to this fine caring young man......my husband and I just loved him.
Craig & Rosa Chamides Purchased home in Simi Valley September 20, 2015
“He was great at negotiating special problems”
Michael not only sold our house in two weeks, he obviously knew how to price it right and he smiled all the way through it! He was great at negotiating special problems and was always pleasant and professional. We highly recommend him!
Euel & Betty Box Sold home in Woodland Hills September 20, 2015
“Excellent negotiation skills when writing offers”
I would highly recommend Michael when seeking an agent to purchase a home. He was extremely knowledgeable, easy to keep in touch with, and provided a user friendly web-based portal to manage MLS listings. He was always available when I wanted to view a property, even with last minute notice. He provided useful insight that may have otherwise been overlooked when inspecting potential properties. Excellent negotiation skills when writing offers. Overall a great experience, and helped me find a great home.
Lance Olson Purchased home in Thousand Oaks September 20, 2015
“He is low-pressure and relaxed”
Michael gave us excellent guidance during our search for a new home in an area with which we were not familiar. He is low-pressure and relaxed and thoroughly knows the entire Conejo Valley region.
Jack & Julie Greenfield Purchased a home in Oak Park September 20, 2015
“He is extremely knowledgeable about the area”
Michael Rice helped my wife and I purchase a new home and secure a tenant for our old home. He was outstanding in every phase of the process. He is extremely knowledgeable about the area and about business of purchasing and selling real estate.
Our transaction had many obstacles that came up. Michael was on top of every situation and made us feel comfortable with the process. Everything was explained clearly and simply. His calm, rationale demeanor helped us get through the difficulties and secure our dream home. My wife and I highly recommend Michael Rice for anyone wishing to purchase or sell a home.
Rich & Suzy Lopez Purchased a home in Agoura Hills September 20, 2015
“I will personally go to Michael again”
Michael provided me and my wife professional service. He was never pushy and gave us useful info in the process. I will personally go to Michael again when I will be in the market in the future.
Herman & Cherie Chow Purchased a home in Oak Park September 20, 2015
“Michael is not a pushy-salesperson type Realtor”
I highly recommend Michael Rice as a realtor--especially for a short sale! Michael is not a pushy-salesperson type realtor. He's very calm and deliberate, so he'll listen to your wants and needs before throwing any old house at you. I went to him with a laundry list of requirements for my first home, as well as a demand that I only wanted to live on basically six different streets. Well, I relaxed a bit on that requirement since the inventory has been so limited this past year. But we still found a house that met ALL of my other requirements. Only problem being it was a short sale. We got lucky with a few things. 1) no bidding war surprisingly. 2) no counteroffer--just a straight acceptance from the buyers. But it's the 2 banks we had to get through! It took 5 months of patience and some great teamwork between Michael and the seller's realtor to get the banks to accept the offer. Then the bank wanted less than a 26-day close! We actually ended up closing in 23 days because Michael, the sellers, myself, and my lender all worked together day in and day out to get it done FAST!
Michael was integral in the process. When we found a plumbing leak, he made sure the sellers took care of it stat! When we found termites, he stayed on top of the HOA to get a response from them as to whether they'd cover it--and sure enough they are! He also referred his go-to guy for inspections who pointed out several things about the house that I needed to know but otherwise would have been none the wiser. On top of everything else, he was SUPER easy to get a hold of whether it was by phone, email or text message. And I always felt like I had his complete attention even though I'm sure he had to attend to other clients as well. Great guy and great realtor! Give him a call.
Kira Foltz Purchased home in Thousand Oaks September 20, 2015
“Sold within two days”
Michael Rice from ReMax was wonderful to work with. Our house, in Woodland Hills Ca,was listed and sold within two days by Michael Rice. There were no delays and escrow closed. We would recommend Michael as an agent to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home.
David & Barbara French Sold home in Woodland Hills September 20, 2015
“He also skillfully negotiated multiple offers”
Michael just helped us sell our home in Oak Park. We relocated and were not even in the area for much of the time, but the entire process could not have gone any more smoothly. Michael's communication was great - he always kept us informed on what was going on and with his recommended strategy. He helped us a lot with getting the house ready to put on the market by making sure everything was perfect! He also skillfully negotiated multiple offers to pick the most qualified buyer and get the best price. No drama during escrow and even closed early. Thanks Michael!
Ted & Ellen Haard Sold home in Oak Park September 19, 2015
“Michael Rice did a fabulous job selling my house”
Michael Rice did a fabulous job selling my house. It sold in 14 days. The flyer, and video were outstanding. He answered every question I had. He is professional, knowledgeable, thorough, and has a kind disposition. I highly recommend him! It was a pleasure working with him.
Mary Schroeder Sold home in Newbury Park September 19, 2015
“Michael was always responsive and attentive to our questions and needs.”
Michael was instrumental in ensuring our first time home buying experience was not only successful but enjoyable. Despite viewing almost 50 different properties during the process, Michael was consistently patient and a trusted advisor. Once we found our desired house, he was key to the negotiation of price and contingencies.
Throughout the entire process, Michael was always responsive and attentive to our questions and needs. In addition he has a great personality bringing a sense of humour to the process.
We would absolutely recommend his services for prospective home buyers and sellers.
Rob Boal & Sarah Popham Purchased a home in Oak Park September 19, 2015
“Highly likely to recommend”
Worry-free experience, responsiveness, good market knowledge, an agent well networked with other Conejo Valley real estate agents , pleasant personality -- these are all the words that come to mind about Michael Rice when we think of our recent home buying experience. We started looking to buy a house and Michael was always prompt to line up a showing for any house that we liked in the listing. He seemed to know all the other agents in the area and we always had good intelligence going into every negotiation.
Michael understood our family and our preferences within a few days and gave us good advice through at least 3 negotiations that we went through before we finally clinched a very good deal for a house in our price range. Michael always was so prompt and responsive even after the 12th or 13th house we saw that we would wonder what was wrong if we waited as much as 10 minutes after sending him a text message or email. We were also helped by his extensive network of mortgage brokers, home inspectors, roof inspectors, and other support businesses. Throughout our one year association with him our respect for his professionalism, market skill, and patience just grew and grew. Towards the end of the deal on the house we bought, our family (kids and all) had grown into thinking of him as a good friend. We would recommend him highly to anyone moving into or out of the Conejo Valley area.
Arun & Vandana Gavaskar Purchased a home in Agoura Hills September 19, 2015
“Michael Rice is the best real estate agent!!!”
Michael Rice is the best real estate agent!!!
Buying our first house was complicated but Michael was very supportive and professional.
He is pleasure to work with, available all the time for us and he got us a very good deal.
Alexis & Pam Mendoza Purchased a home in Oak Park September 18, 2015
“Michael was always cool, calm, and collected”
Exceptional experience! Michael was always cool, calm, and collected. His response time was super quick. He was professional in his interactions with us and all parties involved in the process. Michael had multiple offers on our property within days of listing it and gave us guidance when we asked. I have never experienced a smoother, less stressful real estate transaction. I will use Michael Rice again for out next RE transaction, and I recommend him to all of our friends!
Elissa & Joel Cooper Sold home Thousand Oaks September 18, 2015
“He sold our house and got more than our asking price!”
Our agent Michael Rice was fantastic! Michael was everything we wanted in an agent and more.. He sold our house and got more than our asking price! The digital images of our place were awesome and we received an offer from the first client that walked in! There were multiple offers on the home we were purchasing, but with the assistance of Michael's team we got our dream home. Michael and his team came through on a Sunday along with his mortgage broker Harry to seal the deal for us! We highly recommend the Conejo Valley Guy for all your real estate needs!
Grant & Allison Hansen Bought and sold a home in Simi Valley September 7, 2015
“I would give him more stars if Zillow would let me!”
Michael just helped us purchase our first home and he has earned our solid recommendation.
Michael is a consummate professional. We never felt any pressure from him. He was always attentive, easy to get a hold of and always on top of our home purchase. Michael was calm and confident throughout the process, which in turn kept us calm and confident.
Michael understands everything about the Conejo Valley that a home buyer could be interested in, from the pro's and con's of different neighborhoods, to schools to home inspectors. He is a true expert and genuinely nice guy and the kind of person you want on your side when you are buying a home. I would give him more stars if Zillow would let me!
Jacob Rheuban Purchased a home in Westlake Village September 7, 2015
Simply...THE BEST! It was a pleasure to work with Michael from beginning to end. His knowledge of the Conejo Valley is outstanding. He helped us to find the perfect house in the neighborhood we desired and within our budget. It doesn't get better than that! Besides his expertise, Michael is a very responsive agent.
He ALWAYS got back to us promptly with either email, text, or phone. A truly wonderful agent and a great guy to work with. If you are looking for an excellent real estate agent, your search is over!
Edward & Antoinette Troxell Purchased a home in Oak Park September 7, 2015
“He Actually Cared About Our Comfort Level”
Michael helped my wife and I buy our first home and I must say that it was a much easier process than I thought it would be. Beyond his professionalism and knowledge of the area and current market; what stood out to us the most was that he actually cared about our comfort level during the entire process. He was always available. He took the time to explain things over and over, and make recommendations that helped our sale go extremely smooth, and when it came down to it, he would also fight for us to make sure that everything was fair.
He also went above and beyond referring us to contractors to make upgrades to our home. We wouldn't have been able to do it without him. My wife and I decided we would only work with people that we felt really strongly about and between Michael and our Lender, our first home purchase a really great experience! Plus, Michael also texts!
Matt Wong & Marlene Jones Purchased a home in Westlake Village September 7, 2015
“I Will Definitely Use Him Again”
From the start Michael was available and knowledgeable. He responded quickly to my inquiries before he was even my agent. He gave an outstanding presentation on our first meeting that made it easy to decide to go with him. He was very friendly, personable and clearly knew what he was talking about.
We got a great house in a perfect neighborhood and he helped us beat out other offers to get it. He knows everything there is to know about the neighborhoods in the Conejo Valley. He was always available during the entire process and we had a good time looking for our new home with him. He was very easy to get along with, very nice, professional and informative. He helped us make the right decisions at the right time. I will definitely use him again.
Roger & Rhonda Valdovinos Purchased a home in Thousand Oaks September 7, 2015