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Vivica A. Fox, Actress

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Jo Ann Oster since 2002, when she sold my first home. It was a wonderful experience and she made my life so easy that I called her to sell my second home. She made that experience just as pleasurable a the first. Jo Ann is someone that I would not only do business with again, but would highly recommend to any and all of my friends.

Lorenzo Lamas

Jo Ann, Thank you for the wonderful job you did in selling my home and navigating such a smooth transaction. You’re the best!

Colin and Beth Marshall

Let’s face it: finding, buying, and renovating a home is always a stressful experience that is accompanied by the constant feeling that everyone is trying to pick your pockets… at least that’s what we used to think.

We were referred to Jo Ann by a friend as we prepared to move from New York to Los Angeles. After our initial meeting, Jo Ann spent many weeks helping us select the right area and find a home to suit our needs and tastes. She advised us on neighborhoods with great candor and wasn’t shy about steering us away from houses she didn’t think we’d be happy with longer-term. Once we found the right home, she shepherded us through the buying process, always keeping a watchful eye on our pockets. And now that we’ve moved in, she continues to refer us to contractors and service providers that she’s vetted over the years.

In short, Jo Ann has made our second home purchase (and cross-country move) much more enjoyable and comfortable. So, if you want someone to tell you what they honestly think, someone who isn’t afraid to take off the gloves when fighting for you, and someone who doesn’t believe in nonsense, then you want Jo Ann. I suspect she’ll become your Realtor for life. (You can never retire, Jo Ann! At least not until you help us move again.)


Jo Ann, I get your e-mails and I have received postcards from you. I’ve been an agent for a long time and am currently with Gold Star. I was with Century 21 for 14 years. Anyway, I watched you sell your listing on Addison in Encino fairly fast for this market. I have had a listing in Sherman Oaks for months- it looked pretty comparable to your Addison listing and mine has yet to sell.

Can you tell me what you think really sold the Addison home? I usually get a feel for what sells one of my listings, so I thought I would ask you. I have never written to an agent I don’t know to ask such a question before, but I am impressed that you did something I’m beginning to think isn’t possible!

Barry Trunk, PH.D

I am very happy to write a testimonial for Jo Ann Oster of Rodeo Realty in Encino, California. Jo Ann was the consummate professional for the sale of our mother’s condominium at Encino Towers, quickly and skillfully handling all of the details of the sale. From the initial conference to the final signatures, Jo Ann made sure that everything was done on time, and done the right way.

Her recommendations for services needed for the unit, including the staging of the interior, allowed us to find a motivated buyer and close the deal in a very short time. She was diligent in calling us and informing us of any needed paperwork or appointments. Her expertise with the market in general, and high end gated communities in particular, helped us to receive a very good price for the property, even in the current difficult real estate market.

I can highly recommend Jo Ann Oster and Rodeo Realty for courteous, professional real estate services. Her numerous awards for outstanding service are well deserved, and we were completely satisfied with her and her staff at Rodeo for the sale of our property.

Jefferson W. Asher, Jr.

I am writing to tell you how pleased I am with the sale of my condominium and to thank you and Sheila very much; not only for the outcome, but also for the professional and thoughtful way my situation was handled.

As you well know, the sale was completed just two days ago in a difficult market; and I am very happy with the price that you were able to obtain for me. I’m sure that your “staging” of my unit was helpful in maximizing the price.

I particularly appreciate your keeping me regularly apprised of events as they did and did not take place in looking for the right buyer and in negotiating the final sale.

Linda and Richard Disney

Well, we had a few glitches, but everything worked out in the end. We certainly appreciate your professionalism in handling our transaction. We presented You with a few challenges, but you certainly rose to the occasion! Thanks again for everything.

Marlane Mcgarry

JoAnn, Thank you so much for making a very difficult process run so smoothly. It was also so great to have Sheila’s support on the sale of my condo. The amount of detail is so staggering and it was great to have a second set of hands handling the scheduling and showings. It really was a pleasure working with you and Sheila. Please feel free to give perspective clients my name and number for a reference.

Julie Kim

Prior to meeting Jo Ann Oster, I had a lot of fear and trepidation about entering the real estate market and figured it would take me a long time before finding the home of my dreams. That all changed when I met Jo Ann. She listened to what I was looking for and where I wanted to live. It took a very short time before she found the home and the neighborhood where I would be happy raising my two young sons. I never felt pressured or hurried to make a decision. Throughout escrow, I felt protected and that Jo Ann was looking out for my best interest. The entire process went very smoothly. I would definitely recommend Jo Ann Oster to anyone looking to sell or purchase real estate.

Ziggy and Sharon Hops

Jo Ann was quite knowledgeable in regard to all facets of the real estate business. She helped us get our house ready for sale and, in this difficult market, she had it sold within the first week. We have purchased and sold several properties with her assistance and all of our transactions have gone extremely smooth. Jo Ann was always available to answer our questions and acted professionally and ethically in the way she handled the escrows and all the parties that were involved. Thanks to Jo Ann’s professionalism, she made buying and selling our properties a pleasurable experience, and we would highly recommend her to any of our family, friends and associates.