Testimonials

August 19, 2022

REF 5039 Calatrana Drive Woodland Hills, 91364


 
I would nominate Bernie Kozak for Rodeo Realty’s top realtor!

We met him at an open house in Calabasas, and we chose to work with him as his professionalism is apparent.

Bernie defines the characteristics a realtor should have which are, professional, experienced, organized, dedicated, and is involved in every step of the way.

He was able to sell our home in Woodland Hills, (5039 Calatrana Drive Woodland Hills, 91364), and get us into a purchase contract for our dream home at 22605 Jameson Calabasas m, 91302 within 30 days.

Buying and selling a home is not an easy process, however Bernie’s compassion for his clients, and expertise made our challenging transition seamless.

Thank you Bernie!

Yours truly,

Anette & Jake Siton

 


May 4, 2022

REF 38739 Desert View Dr. Palmdale Ca. 93551


Bernie Kozak is the best realtor that I have ever worked with by leaps and bounds! I have Known Bernie Kozak for over 40 years. In the past I have worked with other realtors in the past however none of them compare to Bernie's work ethics and his attention to detail. Bernie did me a great favor to represent me in the sale of my Rental Property I have in west Palmdale. Bernie exceeded all his promises and commitments to me. Bernie also handled all the work/workers that needed to be done to get the house ready for market. I would recommend Bernie to everyone who is buying/selling their home. His knowledge and understanding of both the market and people in general is remarkable. He can swiftly navigate through any situation and in the end you know where you stand and what is needed to close the deal. The realtors that I have worked with in the past don't compare to Bernie by a mile. Bernie is the absolute best realtor out there here in the LA area. He is the hardest working realtor who has more integrity in his little finger than most have in their whole body. I just want to thank Bernie for making this transaction the most seamless and positive transaction I have ever had in selling a house. Thank you for all your hard work and all your trips to the desert to make this all happen. BTW, this was a 21 day escrow that closed in 15 days. Lastly, you made this daunting process so easy for me that I would do it all over again. Thanks BK!
 
Steven Michaels


April 28, 2022

REF 27518 Everon Ave, Canyon Country, Ca. 91351 Soto family



April 19, 2022



January 7, 2022


Bought & Sold Two Properties in 11 Months with Mr. Bernie Kozak

To Rodeo Realty,

I wanted to express my gratitude and say how happy and fortunate I have been in working with an outstanding Realtor, Bernie Kozak of Rodeo Realty. My husband and I met Bernie in 1999 when he represented us on the purchase of our beautiful home of 22 years, 19218 Wells Drive in Tarzana. Since that time, he has continued to stay in touch with us through cards and mailers, and remained top-of-mind should I ever need a future Realtor.

I called Bernie in February 2021. I wanted to sell my estate on Wells to downsize, but I first needed to buy another home that was comfortable in size and in a similar, great neighborhood. Bernie explained his game plan, and I again, appreciated his enthusiasm and professionalism. Bernie showed me many homes throughout Toluca Lake, Studio City, Sherman Oaks, and Encino. Nothing matched my desired home, moving from a large 5,300 square foot property in Tarzana. My expectations were extremely high, but Bernie never stopped showing me properties. I know at times he must have wanted to quit, but he kept on smiling and giving me encouragement that I would find a great home .Bernie showed me a rough diamond in Woodland Hills, but it already had multiple offers. I was thinking, “How is he going to get my offer accepted with five other offers,” but he explained his methodology and we wrote an offer that would beat all other cash offers. My offer had a loan& a home inspection!

With Bernie’s years of experience and knowledge, my offer was accepted, despite the highly competitive market. I was thrilled. Now came part two. I had to hurry and get my property ready to sell. Bernie gave me direct advice and clarity on what needed to be done to get the most money for my home, which I am proud to say, he accomplished. He created a website and materials to successfully market my home for sale despite a global pandemic. I can tell you and anyone thinking of selling or buying a home that Bernie is top of his game, and one of the best realtors. He is trustworthy, an outstanding negotiator, and goes above and beyond what typically realtors are willing to do to help his clients through the emotional process of buying and selling a home. I could have never done this without Bernie’s wisdom and patience.

Thank you very much Bernie I gladly refer you to all my friends and family.

Sincerely,
Diana Harvey Mahler


July 11, 2021


With Bernie Kozak In this very competitive market during the pandemic year.We have worked with other agents and we were not able to get anywhere with offers or appointments.Bernie was able to show us homes and get us into property's fast and make professional comments to lead us down the path of success. We were able to find a amazing town-home that had a golf course view in the backyard.With multiple offers , Bernie coached us to make the winning offer over 7 other offers, On the first go round.We landed a deal under 600,000 and his skills were amazing like a chess game master.Bernie scheduled inspections in our behalf.The other agent seemed to be shocked at Bernie's skills, and we drove right though inspections and made our deal come true. Bernie has won our loyalty and his respect as a true professional Real Estate Agent.Bernie kept us informed on all aspects of the transaction, His experience and knowledge is from years of practice and true heart caring for his clients. We would like to Thank Bernie in getting us a great deal,and would recommend Bernie Kozak to our Family & friends for years to come I own a car dealership and I know a Great negotiator , Bernie Kozak.

Sincerely,
Max& Sara Malayeri
7034 Paseo Encantada, Camarillo, Ca. 93012


November 20, 2020


Dear Bernie,

Thank you for helping us find the perfect condo! We have been settled in for about a week now and are enjoying the views. We will be referring you to all of our friends because of your excellent service.

Thanks again,
Igor Kogan
Director of IT

5400 Lindley, Encino, Ca. 91316


9/25/2020


To Rodeo Reality,

We wanted to thank Bernie Kozak for the swift sale of our home located at 8526 Walnut Dr., Laurel Cyn. With the market competitive, his attention to detail was impressive, as he went above and beyond to help us with our sale. The testament of this confirms the expedient transaction and short escrow, making this an easy process. Again, thank you Bernie for helping us. We could not have sold our home without you!

Steven & Wendi Dunn


May 1, 2020



December 24, 2019



Ed and Dianne Collins


October 15, 2019

Dear Bernie,

Thank you very much for your expert help and guidance during the challenging process of selling our home in Studio City and facilitating our move to a new home in La Quinta—a concurrent close that only an experienced agent like yourself could manage. We benefited greatly from learning how to prepare our home for sale and respond to the many inquiries and offers that accompany the sale of a house. Your positive attitude, persistence, and attention to detail are amazing. We recommend Bernie Kozak without hesitation to anyone looking to sell or buy and cannot thank you enough.

Sincerely,

Ed and Diane Collins

4116 SunSwept Drive
Studio City, CA 91604 
 
 


Jennifer & Max


7/9/2019

23140 Calvert St.
Woodland Hills, Ca.91367

We are grateful to Bernie for his dedication to the real estate craft throughout the years. We first worked with Bernie in 1996 when he sold us our home. 23 years later we were happy to have the opportunity to work with him again in the sale of that same home. He goes out of his way to ensure every need is met — no task is too small, he is incredibly responsive, and he works hard to meet every milestone in the selling process. Thank you Bernie for getting the deal done!"
Jennifer & Max Woodland Hills


Russ Johnson


 07/02/19
 
22218 Archwood St 
Woodland Hills CA 
 
On a whim, my daughter and I began looking at homes for sale online. We contacted a real estate agent and before we knew it, we were going to open houses and touring homes in our area. Although the thought of owning a home was exciting, we just didn't connect with our agent. We found ourselves doing most of the work and felt that we weren't being well represented with the multiple homes we had submitted offers on. For one reason or another, we just couldn't get past the initial offer. One Saturday afternoon we decided to venture out on our own and happened upon an open house in the Woodland Hills area. That's where we met Bernie. We did a quick tour of the house and was heading out the door when Bernie struck up a conversation with us. After only a few minutes I began to notice that he was asking all the right questions, and gave us great advise on what to do and look for. After 30 minutes I left with more knowledge about the home buying experience than I had learned the entire time spent with our previous agent. Not only did my Daughter and I leave better prepared, but we had also loved the house and thought it would be a perfect home for us...and my grandson.
 
Later that afternoon, we contacted Bernie and ultimately submitted an offer. With extremely aggressive timelines, our offer was accepted and we were off to the races. That's when we encountered our second challenge, our mortgage lender. Concerns we initially had started to resurface. Fortunately, Bernie was able to refer us to Kerry Gelbard with Finance of America Mortgage, LLC. Lets just say it was Kerry to the rescue with an astonishing 15 day start-to-finish loan. All in, Bernie got us closed on our house with a considerable deduction on a "new listing" sale price, significant credits, incredible pricing on future electrical work, and contacts for other reliable service providers. Needless to say, Bernie was the right agent at the right time for us to close on our dream home. Not only would we recommend Bernie without hesitation, but we look forward to possibly using him again in the future. But not too soon! Like I said...we absolutely love our new house. At the end of the day, it was all meant to be!
 
Thanks Bernie...You're awesome!!
 


Robin Keene


April 27, 2019

5847 Elba Place, Woodland Hills, CA

Dear Bernie,

My sister and I want you to know how much we appreciated working with you on the sale of Elba Place, our childhood home. We interviewed several brokers prior to meeting you and we were not impressed or comfortable with them and their vision for the handling of the property. Your professionalism and expertise was apparent to us from the first meeting which made choosing you an easy decision for us.

The fact that it was the right decision was reinforced to us in a number of ways. Most impressive was your ability to walk us through the home and yard pointing out the things that needed to be addressed and/or changed to help the potential buyer envision a property that they would want to make their home. Thank you. Your continued attention to detail throughout the showing and sale of the house was very pleasing to us as we had, like others, heard stories of "not so good experiences" in the sale of some homes. We can reassure anyone that is considering using you as their broker that will not be the case.

It was a great experience to sit down with you after 7 days to review 7 offers on the property. Thank you for your input and guiding us through the content of offers. It made the sales decision that much easier. Please feel free to have any potential client contact us to share our experience.

Best Regards,

Robin Keene


Dennis & Robin Geselowitz


January 15, 2019

Bernie:

Broker to the stars, you warrant star status too.
After we had struggled to sell our home, referred by our friend Daniel, you stepped in and immediately identified, and the led us through, the steps we had to take.
A couple months later, you had sold our house among multiple offers.
Thank you for your expertise, and more so for your caring deeply, diligent attention to detail, perseverance of home marketing, and relentless, conscientious hard work.
You are a godsend.

Dennis & Robin Geselowitz
4221 Vanetta Dr., Studio City


Jessi Losada 08/2018


Hi Bernie just wanted to thank you again for all of your efforts during the process of finding a new home in Calabasas. My family and I are very happy living in our new place!

Thanks to you we found the perfect spot for the right price and in an awesome location. Your knowledge of the area was extremely helpful, as were your skills in managing the negotiations with our landlord.

Again thanks for all your help, your great personality and knowledge and just know that I will highly recommend you to my closest friends and acquaintances.

Jessi Losada
Fox Deportes


Bobbie Koval


June 25, 2018 
 
My Rental property at 4711 Park Olivo, Calabasas, CA 91302
 
To anyone who is looking for a great real estate agent.
 
My family has known Bernie Kozak for approximately 20 years.Bernie has always performed with excellent results on our transactions.  Our family can always depend upon Bernie's professional business negotiating skills, and he fights 100 percent to get us the best deals.
 
We would recommend Bernie to anyone who wants to list or buy real estate.
 
- Bobbie Koval 


Tommy & Amy Harper


March 20, 2018 
Property Link: 12424ridgedrive.com
 
To Rodeo Realty and anyone who is thinking of Hiring Bernie Kozak "

After multipliable open houses Bernie Kozak did an amazing job getting us over and above our expectations, Bernie has sold 5 properties for us in the past 10 years and has always come through with more than we expected. I can highly recommend him if you want results.

Bernie is a true professional! He had to coordinate two other sales to make our deal work, and Bernie made this all happen in 30 days, during the Holiday's, with home inspections, appraisers, Christmas holidays and New years.

Bernie has a lot of wisdom in his field and has always had a positive attitude.

Thank you Bernie for making our dream home come true!

Tommy and Amy Harper

Tommy Harper
2nd. Unit Director/Stunt Coordinator
Phone number available upon request.  


Jeanne Tomshack
Dan Maxwell
Jeff Maxwell


July 11, 2017

1 of 2 
 
Bernie was recommended to us by a family friend and we are very happy we hired him to be our agent in selling my father's home. My brothers and I were impressed with Bernie's friendliness, enthusiasm and professionalism, along with his extensive knowledge of the industry. He was instrumental in recommending quality workers to help us get the house ready for sale. He was confident we would receive multiple offers and that the house would sell within two weeks. He was right on both counts. His dedication to us and our needs was and is very much appreciated. He kept in touch with us throughout the entire process from listing to closing. I am happy to recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a house.

Thanks for everything, Bernie!

Sincerely,
Jeanne Tomshack
20813 Hart St. Winnetka, Los Angeles, CA 91306 


Jeanne Tomshack
Dan Maxwell
Jeff Maxwell


Jully 11, 2017

2 of 2 
 
Dear Bernie,

Thank you so much for all you have done to sell our dad's home. You worked with my brothers and I to get it ready for showing, then put together a successful weekend of Open Houses. You told us you would get multiple offers and you did. You told us the house would sell within two weeks and it did. I cannot thank you enough for all your hard work, enthusiasm and persistence in getting the house sold. Throughout the process you were friendly, positive and very thorough. You kept in touch with us throughout the entire process from listing to closing. Thank you for your dedication and compassion. I'm very happy we chose you as our realtor. Thank you!

Jeanne Tomshack
20813 Hart St. Winnetka, Los Angeles, CA 91306  


R.B. Gautier II


02/19/2017

Bernie,

FANTASTIC is the only way for Kim and I to describe the tremendous job you did in selling our home in Woodland Hills. As they say, the third times the charm! With 39 years in the movie industry Kim and I have moved across the country and have had eight houses and no agent has ever exceeded our expectations as you have. We are so appreciative of your work ethic and diligence. You not only did your job but ours as well. The fact that we moved out of state and left you to handle so much for us, well there are very few people who would have done what you have done. Not only were you at the house for every appointment and inspection, you were there checking on everything due to our absence. You were an indispensable part of our sale!

Thank you again,
R.B. Gautier II
VP 20th Century

21625 Yucatan Ave, Woodland Hills, CA 91364


Igor KoganJD


Dear     

Bernie,The sale of the house feels like a miracle!  Thank you for getting it sold! I had tried many months to sell the house with other agents without success. Your methods of attracting buyers worked! I was blown away to have an offer made on the house in the first week.

Thanks Again,
Igor KoganJD, Real Estate Broker

4315 Willow Glen Street, Calabasas, CA. 91302

04/16/2016 


Esther and Mark Graisel


January 20, 2016

Thank you so much Bernie for your dedication, professionalism and hard work. We have known Bernie for a very long time and always use him in all our real estate transactions. We always recommend Bernie to anyone in need of brokerage services.

Esther and Mark Graisel


Mike McNeely


Bernie March 20, 2015
I want to thank you for all of your help in finding us a new home. When we first met I mentioned we were looking for a home but we were not quite ready to buy. You sent us listing after listing and never gave up on us until we found a home that really suited our needs. When it came to making an offer on the house you rushed it thru so we would not lose the house. Your help with loan and escrow issues was above and beyond what I would expect from anyone. The home warranty program is getting their first call today to look at the spa.We are glad we got the warranty.

I am sitting in the backyard right now waiting for a washer and dryer to be delivered. I have not felt this happy in a long time. We have referred you to several friends and will continued to do so without a doubt. Give us a few weeks to settle in and we will have you over for a nice BBQ, you have earned it. Thanks for being a great real estate agent, and for being so helpful with us.

Mike and Janice McNeely

23642 Fambrough St, Santa Clarita, CA 91321


Mr. & Mrs. John Lago


Dear Bernie,

We appreciate all your hard work, patience, diligence and optimism in selling our home. You sure earned your money! Thank your for not giving up on us! You were outstanding at keeping us up to date & communicating any changes & answering our questions. We could have never found a better realtor than you.

Thank you so much & we wish you all the best.

Mr. & Mrs. John Lago
Sergeant CHP


Barbara Koval


Dear Bernie,

Thank you for all your help and expertise in making the escrow process go so smoothly on 4154 Meadow Lark Dr Calabasa, 91302. I am very impressed with your professionalism and appreciate your hard work. I always like working with someone I can communicate with and who handles everything in a professional manner.

Please tell Wendy (my transaction coordinator) Thank you for being so efficient with all the paperwork.

I hope we have the opportunity to work together again soon, and I wish you continued good health. Happiness, on your marriage.

Barbara Koval.


Mike Clardy


Bernie,

Thank you for your dedicated effort and great results in the recent sale of our home AND the purchase of our new home. Your professionalism and responsiveness to our needs were greatly appreciated. You quickly identified the type of person who would be interested in our home and brought a qualified buyer to the negotiation table quickly. Likewise, on the search for our new home, you made yourself available, listen to our needs, desires and constraints and then helped us find and negotiate a successful new home purchase.

Anyone looking to buy or sell a home would be well-served in working with you. Thanks again for all your hard work.

Mike Clardy


Michael and Faith Murphy


From: Faith Murphy cameronf@yahoo-inc.com
Sent: Wednesday, March 12,2008 7:00 PM
To: Michael Murphy
Subject: Letter of Recommendation for Bernie Kozak

To whom it may concern:

Bernie Kozak recently represented us in our purchase of a house in West Hills, This not being our first purchase, it was refreshing to have an agent who was completely dedicated to our satisfaction and ensuring that this was a smooth process. From the very first time we met Bernie, I was impressed with his professionalism, enthusiasm and love of the expect with a foreclosure. With Bernie's many years of experience, he was able to provide solid recommendations for prossional service ranging from general contractors to glass repair.

Both my husband and I felt that Bernie went above and beyond what we ever expected from a real estate agent. As full time professionals, our availability becomes limited during the week and Bernie never thought twice about offering his services; whether it was to meet a repair man at the house or coming to meet us late on Wednesday night to sign paperwork.

We are very grateful for the services he provided and would recommend him to anyone who was looking to invest in real estate.

Sincerely,

Michael and Faith Murphy


Grady Hanraham, Ph.D.


May 2, 2007

To Whom it May Concern:

This letter is in deep appreciation for the job that Bernie Kozak of Coldwell Banker did during my time of looking for and ultimately buying a property. Bernie was a true professional and knowledgeable in every aspect of the estate process. He was patient in his approach and kept me abreast of all new properties that became available on the market. He was always reachable by phone or email and took the time to carefully answer all of my concerns and questions. The above qualities are what all estate agents should possess.

In summary, I recommend Bernie highly for all of your estate needs. He truly exemplifies an estate professional on every level.

Regards,

Dr. Grady Hanrahan
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
California State University, Los Angeles


David and Nicole Antonville


We met Bernie at an open house and was immediately intrigued by his energy and enthusiasm for his work and profession. Once we decided to work with him on finding us a new home, we were so glad we did. He was prompt to respond, easy to get a hold of, and always made us feel that we were his only priority. His years in the business were evident in his knowledge, but most importantly his connections to other realtors. He found us our home and helped us through a stressful multiple offer/counter situation. And, he found a buyer for our condo within a week! We wouldn’t be in the home of our dreams without Bernie and Rodeo Realty!


Robert Waldman & Christy Titen


Dear Bernie,

Christy and I wanted to thank you for recently helping us with selling our mother's home. As you know, we hired a licensed appraiser before we contacted you, and also interviewed five other agents that called themselves, area specialists. However, upon meeting you, we were very impressed with your professionalism, years of experience and knowledge base about the market and area that provided us with an honest evaluation for selling Our mother's home. We especially appreciated the way you guided us through each step to get the "right buyer" in the shortest amount of time.

While both Christy and I have worked with many people through the years, we can't say enough great things about you as our Agent. We look forward to working with you again, as well as recommending you to our family and friends, or anyone else who may be seeking to buy or sell a house.

Best Wishes,

Robert Waldman & Christy Titen


Jola and Scott Cardillo


Dear Bernie,

Scott,and I are finally settled into the new house and loving it!
We would like to thank you again for the exceptional job you did in helping us with the purchase of our home. Your skill and knowledge, and not to mention great patience, made for a smooth transaction. We are so happy with the mid-century master piece we purchased and could not imagine living anywhere else.

We especially appreciate the dedication and hard work you did for us: negotiating the contract,responding quick to our questions,and negotiating with the seller to make an equitable deal happen. You have always maintained the perfect balance of professionalism, good humor,patience, understanding and diplomacy. You have been a true delight to work with on a personal level as well, reassuring us and comforting us through the stressful task of closing on a house.

Based on our experience with other agents in the Los Angeles area, you have,by far,been the best realestate agent that we have worked with and we would highly recommend you to anyone looking for a real estate agent.

Once again,thanks for a job well done!

Jola and Scott Cardillo


He goes out of his way to ensure every need is met


"We are grateful to Bernie for his dedication to the real estate craft throughout the years. We first worked with Bernie in 1996 when he sold us our home. 23 years later we were happy to have the opportunity to work with him again in the sale of that same home. He goes out of his way to ensure every need is met — no task is too small, he is incredibly responsive, and he works hard to meet every milestone in the selling process. Thank you Bernie for getting the deal done!" - Jennifer & Max Woodland Hills