Testimonials



I bought my first home with Nick Segal twelve years ago and when I decided it was time to move on, Nick was the first person I called. This time I worked with both Nick and his partner Rick Ojeda. Working with them has been a pleasure from start to finish. First and foremost they are both great people, for whom honesty and integrity is the foundation of their business philosophy. Buying and selling homes is difficult enough without all of the cutthroat shenanigans that often go with it. I really appreciate Nick and Rick’s clear, honest, simple but firm, no nonsense approach. They have been operating this way for so long that their reputation of integrity precedes them, which in my experience has been a real asset. Integrity is only one of their virtues. Both Nick and Rick are brilliant strategists and negotiators and their experience and knowledge of Los Angeles real estate and it’s economic forces is superlative. They clearly love what they do, which is evident in their constant attention to detail and genuine commitment to making sure you get a home you love at the correct price with no hidden problems. Plus they are fun and interesting people to spend all of those hours looking around properties with. All in all, I can’t recommend them more highly. Ten Stars!

What touches me most...the principles of WHY you created PT were demonstrated ...CHEERS Nick Segal...
— Charlie H.

My wife and I relocated to Los Angeles knowing little about the city, its neighborhoods, or its wild real estate market. It wasn’t long before we realized how lucky we were to have Rick as our guide. His knowledge of the area is remarkable, his business acumen is astounding, and his negotiating skills are nothing short of awesome. But even more impressive is his devotion and accessibility to his clients. I know we weren’t the only ones on his roster, but he sure made us feel that way. He is one of those rare agents that cares more about the long-term happiness of his clients than he does about making a quick buck. I can’t recommend him enough.
— T. Thieme

Thank you so much for your help during the past few weeks. You are the best team ever... diligent, smart, strategic, fun, even tempered and more. I always felt like I was your priority, and with many clients to take care of, that says a lot.
— Barbara Silberbusch

I wanted to take a few moments to tell you about my clients’ experience working with Rick Ojeda. They were in the process of relocating to LA and were referred to Rick and Partners Trust by their new employer. While I was skeptical at first working with an agent I hadn’t personally recommended to my clients, I quickly realized Rick’s skills as a negotiator and that he was a consummate professional. He was able to lock in a 3 month purchase agreement allowing my clients to move in right away and rent their future home, all before they had even found a buyer for their home here in San Diego. Throughout the course of the transaction, Rick remained extremely cognizant of all the important deadlines ensuring my clients’ earnest money was never put at risk and his assistant Sham Nooristani kept me apprised on any major milestones. What truly floored me, though, was that Rick helped my clients negotiate a $27,000 price reduction as well as a $11,500 credit from the sellers based on the condition of the home as determined by inspections Rick had recommended. Essentially he saved my clients nearly $40,000! Thank you Rick and Sham for taking such great care of my clients! The next time I have clients looking to relocate to LA I will be sure to refer them to your top tier real estate team!
— Robert Perry

Selling a home that you’ve loved and lived in for thirty years requires more than an agent’s professional skills, no matter how highly honed. It requires, we think a very high level of empathy for all the feelings that selling a piece of your life involves. Both Rick and Nick possess that level of empathy to a unique degree. I think we will always be grateful to them.
— Luisa and Robert Towne

If you want someone to tell you what you want to hear, Nick is not the right guy for you. Nick tells it like it is.
— Michael Karlin

I just want to thank you for all of your hard work and efforts in selling my folks’ house. My sister Maureen and I both appreciate all of your professionalism and expertise in guiding the sale through to completion. You made it a very smooth process and provided meaningful assistance in all aspects of bringing the sale to fruition. From the time of our first meeting in my folks’ den to the close of escrow it was really a very quick and efficient process. I think we achieved our goals with the sale and hope that the new owners enjoy the house as much as our family did for over 50 years. So again many thanks for your excellent services and hard work in selling our family home.
— Michael and Maureen

Nick has represented me or my clients in well over one dozen transactions. In every instance he has delivered with a professional service marked by uncommon expertise of the market coupled with excellent communication.
— David M. Huff, Esq.

People with greatness are always few and far between. The mastery that Nick Segal brings to his passion for real estate lives in that rarified space. We have done 20 plus successful real estate transactions with Nick, over a 15 year time frame, during every kind of market condition. We have always made money (lots of it) and enjoyed beautiful homes. Nick’s taste...Nick’s strategic acumen...Nick’s negotiating skills...Nick’s loyalty...Nick’s elegance...Nick’s integrity...Nick’s authentic concern for all parties involved makes him Best In Class. Look no further. Engage Nick to make your real estate dreams come true.
— Hubert de La Bouillerie

Nick Segal is not just the consummate realtor, he is our consummate realtor. He brings us a vast array of expert knowledge along with his unique way of serving all with finesse and genuine caring.
— John Morton

Rick exceeded all of our expectations and made everyone else we were working with look less professional simply because of how wonderful he and his team was. We relocated from San Diego and told Rick we had 1 1/2 days to look at houses — he and his team lined up the houses in advance, talked through choices over the phone and through the internet, and we saw over 20 houses during that two days! We fell in love with one house that was slightly out of our range and had just come on the market — but Rick’s reputation with the selling agent plus some creative thinking on all of our parts landed us with our dream house! And he kept working for us even after we thought the deal was done — he all of a sudden got the sellers to agree to credits we never imagined we would get! His team in the office (Sham) was always responsive and also tried to come up with creative ways to solve any issues that arose. I can’t say enough good things about Rick — and the
capper was that whenever we met a fellow agent at a house viewing they always told us how great an agent we had — believe me, we know it! I hope you get a chance to work with him — he will NOT disappoint!
— Michelle and Todd Roth

They were professional, accommodating, and knowledgable . I would use them again without a doubt, and recommend them without any reservation.
— Brian Fenmore

The whole team is extremely professional, friendly, knowledgable, responsive and committed, making sure all our needs were met. They were truly a pleasure to work with and they made what can be a very complicated and stressful process a whole lot easier. I have worked with many realtors before and now that I have found Rick and his amazing team, I will never use anyone else. Sham, his assistant, was especially meticulous regarding scheduling appointments with inspectors and other service professionals. She handled all the paperwork. She was always on top of everything. She always returned calls promptly and was an excellent resource for other services and vendors. She was truly incredible in all sense of the word. We highly recommend Rick and his team to anyone who desires a class act professional agency that gets the job done!
— Steve Myers

As a New Yorker, I relied heavily on Rick Ojeda and his team to assist me and my business partner living in Beijing with the purchase of our first California property. Rick’s assistance was invaluable. I needed someone who knew what my needs were and who could communicate and coordinate effectively so I could make knowledgeable decisions. I initially engaged another agent, but after speaking with Rick, I knew he was an expert and had the pulse of the market where I was looking to buy. I decided to go with Rick and his team and I am grateful that I did. We had a rocky escrow with a variety of challenges. Rick kept us engaged, informed and calm. He got the deal done to our satisfaction. What is even more impressive is we trusted him to have our best interests in mind while also representing the seller. It takes a special agent/person to manage and honor both sides of a deal so that a win/win situation is created. Thank you Rick!
— Ian Sugarman

Like every pragmatic but still dreamy house hunter, we knew that having the best real estate agent is a must in order to be represented well in such a competitive market, specially in high end homes. Nick Segal and Rick Ojeda were the team. We got several referrals from close friends and people in the know, and Partners Trust was mentioned all the time. We just finalized the purchase of our dream home, and I could not emphasize the importance of Rick Ojeda’s involvement in the success of our deal more. Every so often, stars line up to make one’s life difficult, and in our case stars could not have been more perfect in making our transaction close to impossible. Rick was a champion in communicating with the seller’s broker and creating a proper dialogue in resolving all the issues related to the site, house, our loan delays, and seller’s personal timelines. My wife and I constantly talk about how much we owe our good fortune to finally own our dream home to Rick Ojeda, Nick Segal, and staff at Partners Trust.
— Bob Akhavan

Rick and his team did an exceptional job of selling my home. I have completed a number of real estate transactions in the past and this one was by far the easiest. Rick provided exceptional service. He immediately responded to all of my emails, texts and phone messages. Any item that arose was handled immediately and with the utmost of professionalism. I would not hesitate to recommend Rick to my friends and family. He is a class act!!
— Kelly Caves