J.D. Songstad Real Estate Agent at RE/MAX Estate Properties

J.D. Songstad

Real Estate Agent at
RE/MAX Estate Properties

Currently accepting new clients

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Certifications

  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Investment Properties
  • Waterfront Specialist
  • Luxury Specialist
  • Retirement Specialist
  • New Construction
  • Relocations
  • Vacation Home
  • Estates
  • Condos
  • Townhomes
  • Townhouses
  • Condominiums

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Agent Highlights

J.D. gets the job done - completing more sales than the average Los Angeles agent by 21%.
J.D. has great Condo experience - having sold 82 more condos than the average agent.
J.D. also has Townhome expertise - working with over 20 more townhomes than the average agent.

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More about J.D. Songstad

An unrelenting devotion to client satisfaction drives J.D. Songstad to fight for his real estate clients’ best interests. Focusing his practice on properties valued at $1 million+, J.D. works primarily with attorneys, doctors, financial, entertainment, and tech industry professionals who want to list and sell their homes. J.D. has consistently been rewarded with repeat business by providing his real estate clients with individualized, prompt attention, and by taking a keen interest to make certain the outcome of each transaction is tilted in favor of his clients. His Midwestern upbringing, military service and strong background in sales have given J.D. the ability to relate to people in a personable, refreshingly honest way. A true passion for real estate is the foundation upon which J.D. has built his real estate practice. By working tirelessly for his client’s best interests, J.D. ensures his clients have an advocate in their corner, fighting to get the best possible deal.
Education

University of California, San Diego

Other Certifications

SFR

Awards

RE/MAX Hall of Fame, RE/MAX 100% Club

Preferred Agent

Has a track record of fast responses and high-quality service

License Number

01269119

J.D. Songstad's Reviews & Ratings

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  • J.D. helped me buy a home

      This is incredibly long overdue review, but we worked with J.D. Songstad in Sept/Oct 2016 to buy our first home. My husband and I had been casually looking at condos for several months and when we finally decided to get serious, we weren’t sure how to proceed. We found J.D. through Homelight and were so happy we did. Immediately after our first phone call, he sent us an extensive list of potential properties and we were seeing places within a few days. He gave honest opinions when we asked, had a solid understanding of current market trends and respected our budget. He catered to our schedules and when we decided to put an offer in on a place that first week, he spent all of his Friday evening taking our phone calls, providing us with sample introduction letters, and talking us through the process we were undertaking. He was patient and very attentive – he really makes you feel like you are his only client even though we knew how busy his schedule was. When our offer was accepted, he continued to explain next steps and made sure to ask thorough questions during the inspection process, as we had never been through one before. Through no fault of his own, the escrow process ended up being rather contentious due to some issues with the seller, but he shielded us from the brunt of it and really helped make a tough situation better. In the end, we came out with a new home that we love and we credit J.D. for helping make it possible. We’d absolutely work with him again in a heartbeat and would highly, highly recommend him to anyone!

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    • J.D. listed and sold my home

        We had an excellent experience with JD. His technical know-how of the sale process was the key to us receiving and retaining the highest price per square foot ever in our complex.

      • J.D. helped me buy a home

          tl;dr JD is truly an incredible real estate agent. He’s detail-oriented, patient, extremely responsive, and really knows his stuff, especially the Westside, very well. Would highly recommend and would definitely engage him again if we have any other real estate needs come up. Long version: My fiancé and I were looking for homes on the Westside and had spent 3 months by ourselves looking at open houses. We were ready to find an agent to work with us. After a bumpy experience with an agent who sold my NorCal home (project management was not his strength, and he wasn’t detail-oriented at all), I resolved we needed to find a great real estate agent for our home purchase in SoCal. We we ended up phone screening 3 agents and also interviewed them in person, each for 1-2 hours. JD really stood out - from our conversations with him it was clear he knew the area well, was extremely detail-oriented and wasn’t bothered at all by our numerous detailed questions, and he made it clear he was responsive and available a lot of the time, including after normal work hours. That was huge for us as we both work full time so we needed someone who could work with us in the evenings. We are so so glad we went with JD. He was extremely patient and responsive throughout the time we worked with him. He emailed us listings immediately after we signed the contract with him and we picked out 4-5 homes to check out during open houses on the next Sunday. Unexpectedly, we fell in love with one right away (after seeing homes for 3 months we knew what we wanted right away). The next day, Monday, JD was extremely patient as my fiancé and I debated if we wanted to put an offer down and if so, how soon - we were waiting on the sale of the other home to get the funds we needed. He gave us great advice and that we shouldn’t be scared to put an offer down if it truly felt like the one, and we might as well try so we have no regrets, even with a contingent offer. Just a note about contingent offers - it’s nearly impossible to get a contingent offer accepted in the current LA home market (we were warned of this by the multiple agents we interviewed when we mentioned we had to wait on a sale to get funds). That night at 9pm after we had some time to talk through the decision with our families, we made our decision to go ahead. JD patiently made himself available, and we worked on the contingent offer and got it out right around midnight. (THANK YOU JD FOR BEING SO FLEXIBLE WITH YOUR TIME!!). JD helped us navigate the offer process really well and even though two other higher offers came in, the seller took ours! Part of that was thanks to JD’s stellar reputation in the housing market here - the listing agent had had a great experience with JD previously and knew he brought good clients who would make the sale as hassle-free as possible. So, the lesson here is go with a reputable agent that other agents in the area know and will want to work with. JD is one of those :) Throughout all steps of the process JD was clear in telling us what we could expect/what was coming next and extremely responsive (typical email response time was immediate to within a few hours). Would highly recommend JD and we plan to work with him again if we have further LA real estate needs in the future!

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        • JD stayed with us even as we spent several years seeking the right place for us in LA. He was available when called upon and waited patiently as we took a considerable amount of time deciding whether and when to buy. We will highly recommend JD to others seeking properties on the Westside.

          - George S.
        • J.D. did a terriffic job throughout the entire process of seiing our home. He knew paperwork processs in and out, knew the neighbood well, and he was willing to really advertise! He knew how to find every postive in the property- and brought that to every potential buyers' attention. In addition, J.D. is very professional and friendly... Would highly reccommend.

          - Alexa Jay
        • JD is THE BEST! We worked with him for about four months and he helped us find our dream home. Ours was a rather difficult transaction and he was so good at keeping everyone calm, focused and working together. I know there were times when another agent would have gotten frustrated and lost his or her cool, but not JD. He was kind and patient when we were scared and at our worst. He negotiated with the sellers and their agent and helped us through everything even when one or more parties were being unreasonable. Buying a house can be overwhelming and scary - you never know if you're making the right decision. I really appreciated that JD knew so much about the industry and the area. He knew what to ask and what to look for and what to warn us about. I felt confident that he was looking out for our best interests and making sure we had all the information we needed to fee comfortable with our decision. I would highly recommend JD to anyone buying a home in Los Angeles, and will definitely use him again if I ever move out of my new dream home.

          - Carrie Ann
        • In today's hot real estate market, JD very patiently worked with us to find our home over the last six months. Through this process, JD always made us seem like we were his only clients - he worked with us at all hours of the night, drove us around to see homes, sent us individualized listings on a daily basis, and was insightful in steering us away from homes we might not like. JD has the qualities many look for in a real estate agent: he does NOT try to "sell" you on particular homes, he's patient, persistent and always on time and reachable. We couldn't be happier having found a home on the Westside - in Brentwood - with the best realtor we could have asked for! If you need to buy/sell a home, don't hesitate to contact JD for your real estate needs!

          - Lee Chu
        • JD has helped me buy two homes and sell two homes. He is honest, thorough, organized, reliable, and knows the westside. He is also internet savvy and will market your property well. Highly recommended!

          - Caroline D