Colette constantly makes a commitment to incorporate her excellent work ethic and admirable personal qualities into her real estate career. This commitment is reflected in her hard work and continual challenge to meet and often surpass her clients’ needs. Colette brings forth a unique and qualified approach to each transaction while striving to make her clients feel that they are a priority and their wants and needs are being recognized.
Colette began her real estate career in 2004 specializing in Single-Family homes, condominiums, income/investment and high-profile leases throughout Los Angeles, West Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Venice and San Fernando Valley areas. Colette is a member with the Beverly Hills/Greater Los Angeles Association of Realtors.
Originally from Cincinnati Ohio, Colette moved to Dallas, Texas where she attended the University of Texas Arlington. Prior to starting her real estate career, Colette acquired a large contact base while working as an assistant to a prominent music producer. Over the years, Colette has managed to be successful with helping them all find the home of their dreams.
Colette knows that her honest and open communication with her clients, as well as her in-depth knowledge of the fluctuating real estate market is her key to success. She effortlessly fosters trust, reliability and professionalism while accomplishing not only what her clients expect but also what they deserve.
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I have been in the commercial real estate business for over 40 years and closed over 1,000 transactions. During my career I have never worked with anyone better than Colette Stevens. Her professionalism and market knowledge was great, but even more so was her sincere desire to help us find a house we would love and later she and her team helped us maximize our resale value.Dan and Jeannine on Zillow
507 N Orlando Ave #302
Colette and Rachel were simply awesome. They gave me great advice on how to prepare my condo for sale and what changes to make to increase its market value. They generated a great deal of buyer interest, and we ended up receiving multiple offers. During the whole process, they were always available to answer my questions or help with any concerns I had. Even when escrow complications and challenges arose, they never panicked and were able to handle all of the issues. They negotiated a great price for my condo that was well above my expectations. Plus, they were personable and extremely fun to work with. They led my through whole process with great ease. I am extremely happy I had a chance to work with them and watch them do their magic. Thank you Colette and Rachel.
I have been in the commercial real estate business for over 40 years and closed over 1,000 transactions. During my career I have never worked with anyone better than Colette Stevens. Her professionalism and market knowledge was great, but even more so was her sincere desire to help us find a house we would love and later she and her team helped us maximize our resale value. She is a lovely person that we were so lucky to work with. Sincerely, Dan & Jeannine Eckles
Colette is the only reason we were able to find a home in this tough market. She knew the neighborhoods and did an excellent job negotiating on our behalf. She was also very helpful during the inspection and financing process. She understood our needs and was our fierce defender.
Cannot thank Colette and her team enough. We negotiated a buy and sell together. They took care of us every step of the way with an extremely joyous outcome on both properties. If you want to buy/sell or rent, Colette and her team are PERECT.
We were so lucky to have Colette as our agent for both buying and selling our home. She provides an incredible and personalized service, something that can be rare in the industry. Even in an incredibly busy market, Colette always made time for our calls, emails and texts. Colette and her team made the entire process seamless and efficient. She was there every step of the way, answering all of our questions. We cannot recommend Colette enough. She is truly the best of the best!
We were first time home buyers and new to the area. Despite our lack of knowledge Colette helped us secure a home during the crazy pandemic housing market. Colette was able to provide the expertise and guidance that we needed. Her value was most evident during the negotiation and closing process and we have highly recommended her and her team to our family and friends.
Rachel and Colette were the Halton Pardee Realtors I worked with, and they were some of the best customer agents I have had the pleasure to work with. They consistently replied to any questions or concerns I raised, and typically offered additional advice to help out with my home purchase. The escrow was a little rocky, due to issues with the home that appeared after the escrow was opened- but they were able to smooth any concerns and problems that arose. In fact, there were a few complications that happened after escrow was closed- Rachel and Colette continued to provide excellent service and assistance even then. They made me feel like they genuinely cared for me- perhaps even as a friend- and not just a client. I highly recommend Rachel and Colette for any real estate transactions in your future
Colette and Rachael did a wonderful job selling our condo. They went above and beyond to get us a great price. They set realistic expectations for us and delivered more. They made the process as easy as possible and were available 24/7 for any questions or concerns we had. We would highly recommend them.
We had a wonderful experience working with Colette on our LA house search. She was patient with us as we spent quite a while looking at houses before we were fully ready. She went on our behalf to a number of properties across LA which we thought were cool, even though we didn’t think they were likely to be the right one...!
Colette is very knowledgeable and attentive, she was consistently looking for options for us, and clearly ‘got’ the types of places that we were looking for. She also worked hard to put together comps and offers a few times on ‘long shots’ for us.
Once we got into the negotiations she was a real asset, helping us to understand the inspections we would want to have and partnering on the negotiation strategy. It felt like she was on our side, pushing to get the deal done only if it made sense for us.
Her full team (with Rachel and Patrick) are still helping us with recommendations in the area we bought!
Colette Stevens is in one word- incredible! She went above and beyond during our home purchasing process, and well beyond! She was by our side every step of the way, making sure that we knew exactly where we were in the process, along with what the next steps would be. She was constantly in communication with us and made us feel at ease. She made the home buying process fun and exciting! I don’t think that anyone works harder than Colette and she made us feel like we were her sole focus each and every day. If you want a best-in-class real estate experience, choose Colette!
I met Colette at an open house and was instantly impressed with her friendly and professional attitude. At the time I was not seriously looking for a home but we talked about a few styles that I appreciated. Months later, I received an email from Colette with some homes for sale that were the exact style she had remembered I had said I liked. I was so impressed by the fact that she remembered me and took the time to reach out even though I was not actively looking. Fast forward to this year, it was time to start seriously looking so I knew I wanted to work with Colette. My husband, however, is a really shrewd businessman and is incredibly picky about who he works with. When I say that he absolutely grilled Colette on her experience and knowledge of the market it would be an understatement. She passed his test with flying colors and we went on to have an incredible experience working with her. She not only talked us out of putting offers in on homes that were not right for us but she also took the time to do things like bringing us food when we were sick with the flu. She became someone that we now value as a close friend. I trust her implicitly. At the end of the day, Colette found us our dream home and although we were desperate and eager at the start she made us hold out for the perfect one. As first time home buyers we are so grateful for that. She was professional but firm when it came to negotiations and escrow and we ended up winning a very intense bidding war because of her. I cannot recommend her enough. She is someone we will be working with for life.
Colette was everything a buyer can ask for in a real estate agent! Being first-time home buyers, Colette was very thorough in explaining everything about the home-buying process and was always there to answer all of our questions (and we had a lot of questions!). Colette steered us in the right direction with decisions to be made and her transparency definitely made us feel at ease. We found our beautiful home with Colette being there every step of the way and we couldn't be more thankful!
My girlfriend and I feel so fortunate that we were able to work with Colette to find our first home. We were very nervous and had little to no knowledge of the home buying process. Colette really made it seem simple and she took care of so many things for us which really helped to ease our nerves. She always made herself available to answer questions or meet to look at homes. We will absolutely recommend her to friends and family and we will work with her again in the future for our second home!
Broker Colette Stevens was terrific - she has a deep knowledge of the neighborhoods and the market dynamics. Her negotiation guidance was strategic and highly effective. Both Colette and the broader firm provide high-touch customer service. A great experience from beginning to end!
I worked with Colette Stevens, and this is the fifth house I have purchased. This is, by far, the smoothest process I have gone through. There were some hiccups because of my own complications, but Colette was a real stalwart ally throughout the process, offering fair, impartial advice that allowed me to make informed decisions. I couldn’t ask for more.
Colette from Halton Pardee Helped us find our dream home in CA! We were moving cross country and faced a stressful home buying process done mostly remote. Colette was very astute in listening to our needs and what we like and don't like in a home or neighborhood. She would send us recommendations to view online and always provided accurate recommendations. When we found the perfect home, she helped manage the entire process, contract to closing. Her recommendations for inspectors, contractors, and even private mortgage brokers was spot on. Since we were still on the East Coast she even made herself available to manage the on site inspections. This was a flawless transaction end to end!
Para Colette: The stars aligned when we found Colette Stevens at Halton Pardee + Partners. She had the expertise we knew was imperative in a challenging seller’s market. Online reviews referred to her kindness, patience, and superior negotiation skills, but she was so much more. Good attitude and patience overcame each obstacle, no matter the circumstances. Resourceful, diligent and thoroughgoing, no detail escaped her. She had exhaustive market knowledge, and found properties we would never have otherwise seen, conducting us knowledgeably through each viewing. And we gained by it; our professional relationship transformed to friendship. Colette’s attention didn’t flag after we found our house. She was onsite for the inspection, and knew the best contractors and repairmen. She worked with our bank and attorney to smooth the closing process. She never let us down, making our concerns her concerns. She exemplifies the kind of professional you want when searching for a home.
Selecting Halton Pardee was strategic. It's a tough market. I knew I needed to go with an experienced agency that had their finger on the pulse in the Venice/Mar Vista area. Selecting Colette Stevens was pure luck. I'd read reviews that said she was a great negotiator. And patient. And kind. I liked her background. Today, as I write this in our new home, I am ever so grateful for Colette. So much of why we were able to buy our home is because she told us about an off-market property and we jumped fast. Her advice and guidance gave us the advantage. For every potential roadblock, she bulldozed swiftly. She was endlessly patient during frustrating moments. Her attention to detail is fantastic. Her resources are impressive. She's a pleasure to be around. Dare I say the process was almost easy? From getting a mortgage lender to negotiating the offer to inspections to closing deadlines to paperwork and more, she made all the difference. In fact, we had such a great experience, we now call her a friend!
My wife and I decided to purchase a home during the months that we were planning our wedding, which was a crazy thing to do, but we had such a wonderful experience with Colette and Halton Pardee. Colette clearly knows the market like no other and once we began working together she quickly became a friend. LA is a tough market and we're so thankful to have our dream home in our dream neighborhood, which was something we weren't sure was even possible. Would recommend Colette and Halton Pardee to anyone that's looking for a home in the LA area!!
Colette and Rachael were absolutely fabulous helping my fiancé and me buy our first home. They were incredibly responsive, attentive to our needs, knew the area well, and helped us negotiate to where our house appraised over what we paid for it! I really can’t say enough about this dynamic duo. Everything from the moment we met Rachael to the moment we received their welcome home care package at our new house was exceptional and made us feel good about our decisions. If we are ever in the market for a house again, we will definitely be returning to them!
Colette and Rachael were amazing and made our home buying experience the best we have had. We have bought six homes in six different States, but we have never met as proficient, knowledgeable, helpful and astute agents as we met in Colette Stevens and Halton Pardee. Colette brought her team together to guide us into winning a wonderful home. I feel so blessed that we walked in off the street to the Halton Pardee + Partners office on Ocean Park and were greeted by Colette. She will never know how much her working with us made this move so wonderful. Thanks Colette, Rachael and the whole team at Halton Pardee + Partners. You are true, caring professionals.
When we decided to move to southern California from Atlanta, GA to be with grandchildren, we needed help navigating the West LA market, as this sellers’ market was unlike anything we had ever experienced. Colette was so wonderful greeting us on every visit, scheduling and taking us to many properties, became familiar with our expectations, and sent us prospective listings. She walked us through the tricky market here on the West side. Colette provided us relevant and timely listings from which to work. When we found properties of interest, she would walk the property and share the pros and cons, thus helping us to narrow our search. Colette and Rachael personally videoed homes so we could see them from afar. We even had FaceTime tours and got instantaneous feedback on available properties. When we finally found the right home, Colette was there to help us make the purchase. Because of the trust we had in Colette and Rachael, we bought this house without ever seeing it; we bought it “on the internet.” Simply stated, we trusted her professional judgment, and we were right in doing so. She helped us come up with the perfect wining offer. Colette’s help didn’t stop there. She sat with us through the inspection and was available to offer help finding that right person to make repairs. She met inspectors and contractors, and moved the complicated process forward. Colette also worked with our private mortgage banker to move the purchase forward by providing all necessary data, and she always did it with a smile. Thanks Colette, Rachael and the whole team at Halton Pardee + Partners for making our dreams possible.
Colette goes above and beyond for her clients.
Not only is she friendly, quick to get back to you, knowledge and well-connected to the local scene in case you need any additional home services, Colette does it all with an air of professionalism that sets her apart from the competition by a long shot.
We cannot recommend her enough if you're looking for an agent.
I met Colette online through a property search engine. I selected a property on one of the major home search sites and within 1 minute, Colette called me. I was so surprised. She was nice and calm and she did exactly what she said she would do and I could tell she listened.
The very next day she sent her assistant, who happens to be her sister Rachel, to take me to about 6 properties. Rachel walked me through a new town in Marina Del Rey and even introduced me to people who would soon become my neighbors. Colette joined us later that day and the three of us actually found a home that day. We had fun and I was educated greatly about the process at the same time.
I couldn't believe they were so familiar with all of the properties that were of interest to me. They really knew their way around from the Marina all the way to West LA, pointing out the major differences. I felt like Colette was The Mayor of each town. She shared history and future plans for every area on my list. She even returned to multiple properties at different hours of the day so I could see how the sun hits each property.
I chose a property in need of renovations. Colette helped me every step of the way, connecting me with multiple lenders, contractors, landscapers, etc... Colette invited me and my partner to events in my neighborhood to help us meet people and become familiar.
Months after I moved in, we hear from Colette inviting us to events as well as phone calls with updates about my community.
We moved from a small community, where I grew up, near Rancho Palos Verdes. I never expected to be treated with such respectful, professional and attentive service when I began my search in Los Angeles. She has a small-town authenticity in a big town like Los Angeles.
I am happy to write this review and hope that people read this knowing they really have someone on their side if they use Colette.
Additionally, my home had multiple offers with which I had to compete. I would have backed out if not for her careful explanation of a strategy that worked. The other agent really liked her and I could tell he wanted to work with her - I think that helped us.
My partner and I are forever grateful.
Colette Stevens was fantastic to work with. She was very helpful in navigating the buying process and helped us manage it with us in San Francisco and the property in LA. She was very knowledgeable on the area and responsive to texts / calls. She helped us decide where to push on the ask and when our offer was accepted did everything to make sure all of the third parties came out on time and on schedule. Buying a home is a very stressful process but Colette and team made it so much easier. After we closed she stayed incredible responsive and helped us resolve a few left over issues with the seller.
Colette helped us to buy our first house in Mar Vista. I highly recommend Colette for several reasons.
Colette is very knowledgeable. In the current competitive market, it is very important to have a clever strategy to make a winning offer.
Colette is professional and honest and always puts work ethics first. She never pushed us to buy a house that we did not like, instead, by highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of a house helped us to better make a final decision to whether put an offer.
Colette has a lot of connections. The people she knows through the Halton Pardee network helped us significantly to facilitate the whole purchase process, from the lending process to different kinds of inspections we did. Buying the first house is a stressful process, and it is important to deal with people who are both responsive and trustworthy.
Last but not least, Colette is a really cool and easy to talk person. She was always there for us, no matter how late we’ve called her.
Although we’ve been living in our new home for 6 weeks now after a done deal, she is still around helping us with recommendations and other things.
My wife and I are really grateful for all the help and advice Colette provides to us, and we appreciate her patience and expertise.