Client Reviews

We appreciate the great effort that you all put in for selling our house! Once again, Thank You!

Ser Cheng C. and Tan Chuan P.


Erica & Ramiro… YOU GUYS ROCK!!!

We would like to thank you tremendously for your professionalism amongst your friendship. You have made the process of purchasing our first home and exciting experience. Stay tuned for our first housewarming pool party. You guys make a great team. Keep up the momentum.

Richard & Carla Ortiz


We had the pleasure of working with Ramiro and Erica to purchase our first home. They were friendly, responsive and professional throughout the process. I highly recommend them for all of your home buying needs.

Joey R. & Jana W.


Ramiro, I cannot thank you enough for the sale of my Pasadena property. Your professionalism and continuous help through this very difficult sale are greatly appreciated. I hope that you will use me as a reference in the future. This was a difficult property to sell and with all your help and great amount of time needed to clear up issues with this sale goes far above the duties of your job.

Thank you again,

Mike J.


Dear Ramiro,

Joe and I would like to let you know how deeply appreciative we are of your efforts to help us find a home. You have been most patient, kind and hardworking, and in every aspect an excellent agent, a person we can highly recommend to our friends.

With our most sincere thanks,

Joe and Artemis


The level of professionalism combined with the personal touch put forth by both members of our team was extremely comforting. We knew we were being very well represented at all times, and recommend them to all of our friends who are interested in home buying. Ramiro and Erica told us from the beginning that they would do whatever it took to push the deal through, and they did just that. We are in our new home, raising our family. Thank you, Ramiro and Erica, you have made our dreams a reality.

Brian and Catherine S.


The Rivas Real Estate Group supported us for several years patiently scouring the Pasadena area housing market until it was the right climate for us to purchase a home. They were highly knowledgeable about the area and were able to show us areas we would have never found on our own. When the time came, they found not only the right first home, they found us our dream home! They aggressively helped us throughout the whole purchasing process and made it as stress free as possible.

hank you so much for the help you provided in getting us our home. We absolutely love it and have your team to thank!

Erik and Bridget B.


Ramiro, as a real estate professional, I truly appreciated the time and effort your team put forth in selling my property. You handled the unique challenges of my situation and were very responsive to my needs. I have no hesitation in recommending you to family and friends, and will be calling on you again.

James L.


Thanks to Ramiro Rivas and Erica Swanson, We couldn’t have had a better first-time home-buying experience. My agents really helped through every step of the process, keeping things stress-free and running as smoothly as possible. Ramiro Rivas was very knowledgeable, an excellent negotiator, and has helped us in this first time experience tremendously. They definitely exceeded our expectations in every way you can imagine. We’ll never look anywhere else for all of our future real estate needs. I have already recommended them to friends and will continue to do so. Thank you!

Olga R. & Arturo A.


When we started the process of looking for an agent to help us I was very concerned. We needed someone who could both sell our character craftsman home effectively and also help us find a suitable place in South Pasadena. Our situation was complicated by our own financial limitations, credit approvals, moving schedules and personal obligations. In every case, Ramiro found a solution for our problem. He has a vast network of contacts that helped us with each hurdle.

I met Ramiro and Erica at one of their listings and was struck by their grasp of selling to the modern buyer. They use the internet to it’s fullest advantage to reach an enormous audience. Before my house was even on the market they had created such a buzz about our home that it sold in 17 days! Ramiro and Erica write blogs on homes and lifestyle, they create websites around their featured homes, they personally delivered mailers of our home in the area, they timed our open houses with the Bungalow Heaven tour of homes. Their marketing skills are truly outstanding.

Ramiro and Erica were always there for us. Anytime we had a question or concern the answer was explained to us clearly and methodically. Everything that Ramiro said would happen did happen just as he said. We always felt prepped for the next step in the process.

Above all else I felt I could trust Ramiro and Erica. I felt that they genuinely put my families interests above their commission at every moment. I always felt that I was given a straight and honest answer. All of this leads to a very tall order to fill and Ramiro Rivas and Erica Swanson filled it!

Brett & Diane S.C.


I cannot recommend Ramiro Rivas and his associate Erica Swanson enough for providing top notch service in the selling and purchase of a home. My husband Anthony and I retained the services of Ramiro to sell my two bed/one bath Pasadena Condo on the recommendation of a neighbor and I have since continued to recommend Ramiro to anyone I know who is facing a real estate need. In selling your home he is exceedingly professional and dedicated to the best interest of you as the seller, fighting for the best price and conditions of sale. Also, this being our first experience selling a home, Ramiro was very patient in answering all our questions and keeping us in the loop in terms of the progress of viewings, offers, and eventually an unusually long escrow. What turned out to be a somewhat stressful and untypical sale escrow was tempered by the dedication and professionalism of Ramiro.

And while the sale was pending, Erica provided first-rate assistance with the search for our new home. In the end, with her sleuthing and Ramiro’s negotiating skills we ended up with a house that we love. Though the sellers were “tough” and at times impatient, Ramiro worked his magic in making sure they realized how we were perfect for the home and shouldn’t be walked away from. Through difficult inspections, negotiations on loan types, and countering for repairs, Ramiro had our interests at heart through it all.

In the end it is Ramiro’s and Erica’s skill and expertise combined with kind hearts and easy to work with personalities that made working with them such a pleasure and why we will certainly be using them the next time we are ready to move up to our next home. The fact that Ramiro loves what he does shines through in the level of dedication he gives his clients, even after escrow closes and “his job is done.” The evening Anthony and I took possession of our new home, Ramiro was there with two packs of beer, some tools, and a helpful spirit as we began our new home’s transformation by pulling up carpet. Thank you Ramiro and Erica!

Nadia P.


Ramiro and Erica are incredibly knowledgeable and professional Real Estate agents. They know how to use the latest technology to connect buyers and sellers across the entire spectrum of homes in Pasadena and beyond. Sharp, smart and a pleasure to work with – simply great agents.

Eric M.


I just finished another real estate purchase with Ramiro. The reason I decided to work with Ramiro again is that he is excellent at determining needs, negotiating, and acting with my best interests at heart. I have worked with other agents in the past, but Ramiro has worked hard to exceed my expectations and he consistently delivers results.

Kurt K.


This will serve as a Testimonial for Ramiro Rivas, Realtor. It has been a pleasure to have a responsive, knowledgeable realtor such as Ramiro working with me to sell my condo in Diamond Bar CA.

As a senior single women, it was comforting to have Ramiro working with me to take care of all the details and marketing involved with selling my condo in this difficult market. I was very pleased that I had several immediate offers on the condo and that it sold near my asking price.

Alice D.L.T.


Ramiro was there for us as we were turning our first investment home last summer and we Sold at the Top of the Market. Thus improving our own homes value, which just happened to be next door. Then, six months later, we sold and bought with Ramiro. And even though we moved to an area he was not familiar with, he quickly resolved that. We drove out to the new area (some 45 minutes away) in his car and met with listing brokers. I was impressed. He really went above and beyond our expectations. Also, when it comes toPasadena, there’s no one better at knowing and understanding the City. We couldn’t be happier in our new home.

Thanks Ramiro.
Josh & Michelle C.


My name is Perry Poulopoulos and would like to share my recent home buying/selling experience involving Ramiro Rivas with you. Professionalism, Reliability and Availability. From the first moment I met Ramiro, I felt a sense of enthusiasm that rivaled mine. He never became frustrated no matter how things developed or how many times I changed my mind. His word was golden and I reached him the first time every time. Also he knows Pasadena and its surrounding areas better than anyone I’ve met. In closing I’d like to add that from start to finish my experience with Ramiro was a Positive and painless one and I ultimately ended up with the Townhouse I wanted.

Yours Truly,

Perry P.


Ramiro and Erica are the epitome of a power couple, not only in Real Estate, but in business in general. Young, cool, warm and personable, they go out of their way for not only their clients, but their team. I’ve even met Ramiro at a property where he was sipping coffee and eating cinnamon rolls with a seller. From 3000 sqaure foot modern Los Angeles foothill homes, to 500 square foot condos, to historic turn of the century Pasadena homes and even a starter home in East Los Angeles.

Brett R.


Ramiro and Erica are incredibly knowledgeable and professional Real Estate agents. They know how to use the latest technology to connect buyers and sellers across the entire spectrum of homes in Pasadena and beyond. Sharp, smart and a pleasure to work with – simply great agents.

David S.


Dear Ramiro,

Your professionalism was unquestionable from the moment you proposed us to put our property on the market till the closing of escrow. You’ve been great in guiding us in every step of the transaction, even while we were abroad.

We never thought that selling our home would be so simple. It was just a question of signing a few documents, emails and the deal was settled.

We thank you for the great service and more important, the promise you delivered.

Good job,

Kanjana & Georges L.


Ramiro is not only very good at his job, he makes buying a home an absolute pleasure. He guided us thru the process in a peak real estate market when homes were selling very quickly. He quickly figured out what type of home suited us within our budget, and managed to help us find a “diamond in the rough” that had attracted some savvy shoppers. No matter, Ramiro came thru and we got the house. We couldn’t be happier with our choice! I can imagine he is just as good when selling a home, and I know who to call when the time comes to sell ours.

Will and Anne D.


There are good real estate agents, and then there are great real estate agents. You know the good agents because they help you find a reasonably priced house. The great real estate agents know the market and exceed your overall expectations. But there is a rare class above all others, those that go beyond mere greatness….such an agent is truly righteous. Righteousness has a new name, and that name is Ramiro Rivas! I say this because many agents will show you a house; Ramiro is committed to finding you a home! Ramiro is extremely knowledgeable about the home buying process on every level. He is patient and gracious enough to help you understand each and every step. I left every meeting substantially more enlightened about home buying. Ramiro helped me secure the deal on my home by making insightful recommendations, providing a comprehensive comparison of recent sales in the area, and moving quickly to place the offer at the right moment. While in escrow, he kept in contact with me, again thoroughly answering all my questions. He skillfully negotiated with the seller to get me the best deal possible, and he did a lot of “behind-the scenes” leg work with the underwriter and escrow company to ensure that the deal closed on time. Thanks to Ramiro, I was able to buy my lovely and spacious two-bedroom condo for over $100,000 LESS than a similar unit in the same building! So I say, without reservation, that if you’re looking for a trustworthy and truly OUTSTANDING agent, look no further than Ramiro Rivas!

Princess I.