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Meredith Gruszka

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Meredith Gruszka

Partner | DRE #02013805

Meredith began her career in real estate after years of working for ELLE Magazine and Tommy Hilfiger in New York City, and BCBGMAXAZRIA and Herve Leger in Los Angeles as a Marketing and Events Manager.

Living in Northeast LA, The Valley, and The Westside over the past 10+ years has given Meredith the unique ability to know, work, and understand the Greater Los Angeles real estate market like the back of her hand.

Meredith is an ambitious, driven person who will stop at nothing to get her clients the results they desire. Being a relentless force for her clients has made her one of the top producing agents in Los Angeles, selling $30m and 14 homes her first year in real estate.

Always one step ahead, Meredith is a fierce negotiator and will always go the extra mile to ensure her client’s wants and needs are met.

Meredith prides herself on being honest, open, warm, and a gentle guide throughout the process of buying and selling homes. Having been born and raised in Michigan gives Meredith the ability to use her mid-western charm and warmth to connect with others on a genuine level. A chameleon by nature, Meredith can be put in any situation and handle it with grace, composure, humor, and with a smile – always. She truly enjoys meeting new people and listening to their stories, hearing their needs, and hopefully making a difference in their lives.

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Meredith Gruszka

Partner | DRE #02013805

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Happy Client Reviews

Meredith is truly ONE in a million! If you are looking for someone who goes the extra mile, is a joy and easy to work with, and whom you can trust through every step of the selling process – Meredith brings that to the table and much more! She is that partner you want on your side! After interviewing several agents (even speaking to previous clients from each agent), I was confident I wanted to work with Meredith. And I’m SO incredibly grateful I did! We aspired to list our condo within a tight timeframe (2 weeks to prep, photograph and list) and Meredith worked diligently to make sure it happened (including planting gorgeous flowers HERSELF on our patio on the hottest day of the year). Within one week of listing, Meredith brought us 6 offers and we closed well above our asking price. She is genuine, super knowledgeable, a master negotiator, well prepared, level-headed, very responsive, and has an amazing positive attitude. From start to finish, she was our champion!

We were first time buyers in the US and had no idea how things worked - loans, escrow, insurance, inspections etc. Meredith guided us through the whole process with expertise and patience.

I love this woman more than cake. More than sushi! More than wine. Well, definitely cake and sushi :) I seriously cannot recommend Meredith more. Meredith found us our absolute dream home!!!! At the height of the market AND while dealing with my husband and my absolute ridiculous indecisiveness, endless neighborhood changes, school district and home style preferences, she pulled together all our needs and wants and found us our forever home in Studio City. I love our home so much and think about her and how she made this possible for us more often than not. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Meredith worked as our Buyer agent for our most recent Studio City home purchase in Spring of 2022 during a peak Sellers market. She somehow managed to get us the home of our dreams within our budget. In working with other agents in the past, I sometimes felt that I was doing all the work (finding the homes, strategizing offer terms), but that was not the case with Meredith. Not only was she out there finding us homes we hadn't considered and being completely accommodating to our weekly neighborhood and budget changes, but she is a master negotiator. She positioned us as the preferred buyers for every house we made offers on, making friends with the Selling agents quickly and getting us the inside scoop on what was really important to the Sellers. We could not recommend Meredith more highly for anyone looking to buy a home anywhere in LA.

This was not an easy sale. The property was owned by an estate, and as administrator, I lived 3,000 miles away. We had family issues that delayed the sale; the property was literally in the middle of a major renovation when the owner died. We had probate court proceedings to navigate. The house was a challenging design. And of course, the white-hot LA real estate market was cooling rapidly.

With these challenges, Meredith was fantastic, thoughtful, thorough and effective. She was remarkably patient as the family came to a sale decision, never rushing anyone. She attended to all the small detail issues that arose: Follow-on construction, services, repairs, evaluations and inspections, always acting promptly and efficiently in my stead.

When it was finally “go” time, Meredith got the house beautifully and quickly staged and out into the marketplace. She definitely put our best foot forward. And she was dispassionate and savvy in selecting the right buyer, at the right price. She was a steady and thoughtful advisor in the end-stage negotiations, and the deal closed on time and without incident.

I have used Pardee Properties many times in both the purchase and sale of properties in the Los Angeles area, and I trust them absolutely. And they (and Meredith) are absolutely delightful colleagues and partners in the sale process.

I had the pleasure of working with Meredith on selling my home earlier this year. The transaction was complicated to complete, as both the buyer and the seller (me) had to sell/purchase their respective homes in order to consummate the transaction on essentially the same day and have places to live until they were able to move in. Meredith was able to beautifully navigate this difficult and stressful process for all involved, so that the transaction closed smoothly and without fanfare.

In addition, I found Meredith extremely responsive and knowledgeable. She gave sound advice and practical advice - not just what you wanted to hear. The house sold was unique and the market was in flux during the sale period. It was not a cookie cutter transaction.

In short, I recommend Meredith without reservation.

Meredith held a smoothy and steady composition through a turbulent sellers market. I would highly recommend her! Every step of the process was handled timely and with sage advice.

Meredith Grusza is not a real estate agent; she is a SUPERWOMAN!

From start-to-finish, Meredith was an absolute professional. Meredith was always accessible, responsive, and is as aggressive as any buyer would like his/her agent to be. She never gave up on me or this difficult market and she never handed me off to an assistant.

She was by my side for every showing and to understand and frequently check-in on my needs and wish list, even while that was evolving after I adopted a puppy and changed jobs.

Meredith is super sharp and efficient! The entire team/network that Meredith brings to the table are all pros!

Meredith goes above and beyond to ensure everyone involved is on the same page throughout the process to provide her clients with THE BEST experience that feels 100% seamless.

Meredith makes you feel like her only client even while she is managing a full clientele, packed schedule and personal/family life with exceptional ease and grace. Meredith somehow bends time to give her undivided attention and she will never miss a detail.

Meredith’s superpowers are her:
- Adept intuition : To find the home of your dreams
- Aggressive/witty/charming negotiation skills: To ALWAYS and efficiently close the deal
- Attention to detail: To ensure the entire process goes as smoothly as humanly (or super-humanly) possible!

If you can get Meredith to work for you, she will work until you are cheers’ing her in your brand-new dream home!

Meredith is so much more than a realtor – she quickly became a close friend and confidant, and ultimately changed my life for the best!!

She always made me comfortable to ask silly questions (as a first-time buyer) and gave me the space and patience to openly share my feelings so that she could help to discover my priorities and make it happen!!

Once we found the house she zoomed back to the office to get the offer in within 1 hour which was accepted within 48 hours. At the end, we heard from the seller and seller’s agent that “this is the most [professional], [clean], [pleasant] sale of their [lives/careers]”. This was coming from a veteran LA real estate agent and his client who had bought and sold over a dozen high-value real-estate assets over the years.

Meredith has a special recipe for finding “the perfect home” for her buyers. A competitive market is no problem because her system absolutely works!

If you are looking for a professional, service-conscious real estate agent who knows how to find your dream home, hire Meredith Grusza. You will be glad you hired her!

Sincerely,

Kristina C.

We were very lucky to work with Meredith who helped us find our dream home in the location that we wanted amidst a very difficult housing market. Meredith was knowledgeable, kind and promptly answered any questions we had. We initially put in two offers that ultimately were not accepted due to the competitive nature of today’s market. Meredith kept us in good spirits though and was encouraging throughout the entire process. When our dream home came to market, Meredith was a true advocate for our interests and gave expert advice when helping us prepare a competitive offer. Her expert negotiation skills beat out 30 other offers. Meredith is an absolute professional and fantastic agent. She was always in our corner and a joy to work with. We highly recommend working with her!

Meredith was an amazing agent!! So thorough, knowledgeable, and communicative! She truly has been such a great resource. She has helped us purchase our dream home in Venice, as well as maximize the sale of our current townhouse in Mar Vista! I couldn't recommend her enough.

Meredith was an incredible agent. She nudged me in all the right ways without being pushy (I'm so glad I listed to her and bought when I did). She is great at negotiations and extremely knowledgable about the housing market. She was a joy to work with!

Meredith is a top agent and wonderful partner with vast knowlege as it pertains to the housing market. She was always available throughout my home buying process and went above and beyond my expectations. I would highly recommend her as an agent to assist with any of my friends/family-members that are looking to buy a property of their own.

Working with Meredith was a dream. Buying a home, especially in LA, especially in this market, is crazy and stressful but Meredith made it pleasant and manageable. She cut out so much of the noise so we could just focus on whether a house or neighborhood would suit our family's needs. She strategized our offers and negotiated expertly, flexing her knowledge of the market and deep experience with the process. I truly felt taken care of, like I had a a strong and supportive advocate in my corner who genuinely cared about us and our real estate goals. Meredith is knowledgable, experienced, creative, effective and such a kind and wonderful person. She is our agent for life.

As first time home-buyers, we really lucked out working with Meredith Gruszka. We met her at the property we were touring and she helped us every step of the way - helping to make our offer competitive, navigating the steps of escrow, and closing on a home better than we could have hoped for! She was very responsive via email, phone, and texting, even after we had closed escrow, and was very reassuring throughout the process. Her calming and confident energy was very appreciated! Highly recommend!

We could not be happier or say enough great things about our realtor Meredith. She was our buying agent for a brand new townhome in Santa Monica. Purchasing new construction comes with all kinds of obstacles and additional steps. Meredith was there to help us along the way and guide us through the process. She was also our listing agent for selling our condo in Venice. She got us 10% over asking which we never dreamed to be possible. She was incredibly responsive throughout the entire process as both our buying and selling agent. Her knowledge as a realtor made buying and selling a success. We will definitely use her again when we're ready for our next home.

Meridith dealt with a moderately complex negotiation and did it appearing seamless and was on top of everything every step of the way. we needed access to the home numerous times to take measurements we were moderately high maintenance buyers but she accommodate us every time as if we were royalty

Meredith was the absolute best! We can't believe how fantastic and professional and thorough she was every step of the way in helping us to purchase our new home. She responded immediately to every text or email or phone call. She held our hand through escrow and with her help all went smoothly. Not to mention, she shared our excitement and enthusiasm when we fell in love with our new home.

We were so impressed that we will be working with Meredith again when we sell our condo in the fall. She makes it fun and frankly we can't wait to work with her again soon!

Meredith was a dream to work with and helped me successfully navigate the process of being a first time home buyer! She was highly motivated to help me find my dream place, but never pushy. She sent me her recommendations of listings, reviewed places I had found on the Zillow app, and got me into see ones I preferred. She was very knowledge about each property we toured, and she helped me weigh the pros and cons of each. When we walked into my new home for the first time, we both knew it was the one! She was on top of deadlines, helped me rationalize what to offer, and got our foot in the door - literally. When it was time to counter, she offered sage advice about the market trends and what it would take to win this place - no small feat with 12 offers! When the sellers accepted the offer, Meredith went to work making sure all the ducks were lined in a row, from inspections and mortgage deadlines, to HOA documents and contingencies. During this stressful time, she was always reachable, responsive, and on top of the next deadline. She was a delight to work with and made the entire process as painless as possible! 11/10 would recommend her to anyone looking for a place in Los Angeles, especially first time home buyers who have no idea what they’re doing, like me!

Meredith turned what could have been an arduous, totally stress-filled, unpleasant season of house hunting into a completely smooth success!

She was so attentive to my needs as a client, addressing the things I really wanted in my new home, and adapted everything she did to my goals in finding my home. She was quick on her feet, had her finger on the market's pulse, and was a wealth of information and advice all the way through. She is an expert communicator and was my greatest cheerleader throughout this entire journey!

I am SO THANKFUL we found her and wish I hadn't actually found my home so I could continue working with her! It's hard to say goodbye to such an amazing, kind, professional ally who is now a friend. If you're looking for your next home, you MUST work with Meredith!

Oh my gosh where do I start?! This was the smoothest most fun and easy and enjoyable real estate process I've ever experienced.

Meredith literally took note of every single thing I had questions about or needed her to follow up about and remembered every single one of them and always followed up.

She was almost like a concierge service if that makes sense -- where she anticipated all of my needs and desires and assisted me in finding the right inspectors, handyman, etc. for me.

She was always available at a moment's notice no matter what time day or night!

But most importantly to me, she was always happy friendly super patient and understanding, and took as much time as I needed to go through things with me.
I truly can't wait to buy my next property with her!

Meredith is simply fantastic. I've been working with her for over 4 years between rentals and purchasing a home in Venice. She's been referred to many of my collegues at Google and found several of my dear friends homes on the West Coast. You will not regret working with Meredith. She's as cool as she is capable.

Meredith worked with me on a very time-sensitive and somewhat complicated client housing placement. Not only was she very responsive to our needs, she went above and beyond to help us get a client into his new residence.

Meredith also remained responsive to us after the move and I would highly recommend her to any client, colleague or family / friend.

Meredith was super helpful in helping me purchase a condo. She was always easy to get in contact with and guided me through the process answering all of my questions along the way. I would definitely recommend her.

Meredith was amazing to work with. As a first time home buyer, and single woman, I was very intimidated by the whole process of house hunting. Meredith was so kind and easy-going, she is super responsive, answering all my questions with patience and professionalism. She really had an understanding of what my needs were and found excellent properties in my budget. I've been happy in my home for two years, and already plan to work with Meredith when I sell my home.