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Strand Hill | Christie's International Real Estate
1131 Morningside Drive
Manhattan Beach,
CA 90266

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Lisa
Hillary

Lic #: 02053743
REALTOR®

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    Office: 240.271.2544

    Lisa Hillary is a multiple Emmy Award Winning Broadcaster with 15 years of experience as a Sports Television Anchor and Reporter at several networks including NBC Comcast SportsNet Mid Atlantic and NBC Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia. She is known as one of the most versatile reporters in the business (news, sports, entertainment, field producer, anchor, panelist, documentarian and host). Hillary served as the Anaheim Ducks sideline reporter for FOX Sports West during the 2013-14 NHL season. Earlier in her career she anchored for TSN’s SportsCentre (Canada’s equivalent to ESPN) and served as a News Anchor/General Assignment reporter in her native Ottawa, Canada. An avid sports fan, Lisa served as the Washington Capitals television beat reporter for Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic for three seasons, before joining Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia to lead their television sports coverage. A veteran hockey reporter, she joined the Philadelphia network in July 2007 following a lengthy career as a reporter and anchor with several major television outlets in Canada, where she spent time covering the NHL for two national sports networks, The Sports Network (TSN) and The Score. Prior to the sports scene, Hillary was a well-respected News Anchor and General Assignment Reporter for Ottawa’s CTV Network. Now based in Los Angeles, Lisa enjoys playing tennis and golf. She played on the Quebec Provincial Junior Golf Team at age 13 and was the youngest female to ever win at that level (under 18).

    Testimonials

    Two words. Total Pro. Ralph is the go-to guy if you need a realtor in the Los Angeles area or could use a meaningful, no b.s. referral for a different part of the country. Committed and connected, Ralph has been a great resource. I can't thank him enough.

    Danny G

    Smooth transaction, was always ready to help anytime. Very good knowledge of the market. Would use again for any future purchase. Can highly recommend for any real estate needs.

    Mike W

    Ralph is the consummate professional who will go the extra mile to get an answer, fix a problem, or make a deal happen. His sense of humor is a huge plus in the sometimes stressful process of real estate--he keeps you laughing, no matter what! I highly recommend Ralph to anyone who wants an agent who is like a friend.

    Sara P

    “Fred Zuelich is a wonderful realtor!I hadn’t bought or sold propertyfor over 30 years, but he gentlyguided me through a successful1031 exchange. He even respectedmy dislike of phone conversationsand cheerfully agreed to textmessaging. He has many yearsof experience in this area and isvery knowledgeable in all areasof real estate transactions. Add afriendly and kind personality andyou have the perfect agent. I highlyrecommend Fred for all your realestate needs.Bryn Stroyke, Stroyke PropertiesDan O’Connor, Strand HillAnita Saitta

    Anita S

    I am writing this letter as a personal and professional testimonial to Fred Zuelich.Way back in 1993 my wife and I met Fred when we went to an open house inWestchester, CA.Fred was friendly and relaxed and went out of his way to answer our questionsabout purchasing a home. This was our first time to buy and we wereunderstandably very nervous.Fred talked to us about everything from listings to financing, insurance to escrowand really made us feel more confident in our purchasing decision.Long story short, we bought that very home and still live in it 25 years later.But beyond putting us in our first home, Fred opened our eyes to the possibilitiesthat real estate provides in terms of financial security.Because of his guidance, his contacts and his desire to see us improve our lives, wewent on to make many real estate investments that literally secured our financialfuture.Fred has a heart as big as the Pacific and a pleasant, easy going manner that justmakes all of one’s interactions with him very comfortable.We value Fred’s advice and his friendship and truly appreciate that knowing himhas made a big difference in our lives.Sincerely,Dave and Ronnie Hill.

    Dave H

    Working with Ralph was awesome! I've dealt with realtors in the past and have generally ranked them along side of car salesmen, folks out to basically get a commission and pressure you into a purchase or sale that may not benefit you like you hoped for. Ralph changed all that... he's honest, direct, empathetic, compassionate, intelligent, patient, and just a great person to do business with. If you ever need a realtor and you've been burned in the past, you need to talk with Ralph Ferdinand. We moved to Chicago from LA, but if we were still in the area Ralph would definitely be our guy in the future! Thanks so much for everything Ralph!

    verblender3

    Buying our first home was no small undertaking, and working with Bryn Britton from the start was the best decision we made. Bryn is extremely knowledgeable about all the neighborhoods we were interested in, and she helped educate us on all the ins and outs and nuances of purchasing a home. She was always available to talk with us, answer questions, visit homes, and make us laugh when things felt overwhelming! Her positive outlook, patience, and vast knowledge of the housing market here helped us keep our focus and find the home of our dreams. We are incredibly happy to have worked with Bryn, and we are incredibly happy in our new home!

    Kate L

    Serene and Barry made a perfect match for us. We relied on them to find us a perfect home two years ago, and when we wanted to move up, we relied on them once again. Serene sold our Redondo Beach townhome and found us another perfect home. Serene and Barry provide great services with a strong global reach through Strand Hill Christie's International Real Estate. Why use anyone else?

    Freedmans

    Juliet was excellent and thoroughly professional from start to finish in our search for a rental property. Juliet found my family the perfect home. I will definitely be using Juliet again if i need to search for any other rental or purchase.

    Simon B

    What we wanted most in a realtor was someone with integrity that we could trust, and someone that would represent us with respect and class. My husband and I were first-time buyers, and we could not have done better that Klapper Group. At first, we thought Klapper Group handled only high end homes in the South Bay, but turns out they run the gamut and they helped us find our humble single family house in Lakewood. Linda Hernandez and Aaron Klapper were very patient and professional, and so efficient. They were pleasurable to work with and easy to communicate with. We were shown multiple homes every time we went out together, each pre-screened before we walked through. We got suggestions on how to submit our bids so they would get noticed. They use top-notch technology so the escrow process was as painless as possible. Best of all, they are straight up, and stand behind their service. You can tell they their team is carefully selected for the benefit of their customers. We would use them again, to buy or sell, and we recommend them to our friends.

    Daphne M

    Barry and Serene are very knowledgeable, they are sensitive to what the buyer is looking for and really deliver. They were able to work with us both long distance and once we had arrived to find the home that suited us, find local professionals to take care of repairs and get things done smoothly. If you can work with Barry and Serene you will be quite delighted. Our move from the midwest to Southern California was greatly facilitated by their efforts. Thank you!

    Daphna

    Serene and Barry exceeded our expectations with their personalized approach to our needs, their knowledge of the real estate market, and their demonstrated professionalism. They're a superior real estate team and we recommend them to anyone looking to sell their home.

    Esther

    To whom it may concern: We were very happy to have Fred Zuelich as our real estate agen. The very firstday we listed our home, in Manhattan Beach, Fred had a buyer the very next day... well beyond our expectations! Fred scheduled all meetings and interactions atour convenience after work and on the weekends too. He even arranged for ourescrow agent to meet at our home when it was not convenient to get out to theoffice.As Fred had the role of dual agent for us and the buyer throughout the entireprocess he was professional, conscientious, and motivated. Fred had that kind ofrelationship with all the people involved. He assured us he would work to make theprocess easy on our part and that’s exactly what he did. We always felt as thoughwe were his only client.I highly recommend Fred Zuelich as he is willing to go beyond the expectations of apotential real estate buyer or seller.

    Sky A

    Amy Olivares is a true professional! My husband and I could not have been happier working with Amy in buying our first home in the South Bay. We are so thankful that our friends recommended her to us. She was extremely knowledgable about the whole process and thought of everything, which was so unbelievably helpful. We now have 'Our Realtor' and a wonderful friend in our lives.

    Matt B

    What makes my experience in buying and selling homes is working with Shawn Dugan. … What I find Shawn to be excellent at is closing the deal, finding the best tenants, working through the issues and solving the problems. I admire Shawn's love for what he does, his work ethic, his tenacity, and most important - his honesty. So for those people who might be looking for an agent, I highly recommend Shawn Dugan. He's not only someone who I enjoy working with, but I consider him a friend.

    Michael G

    Thank you does not seem enough to cover all Judy has done for me and my family over the past 10+ years. She has been my guide and confidant while representing me in the purchase and sale of four South Bay homes in Manhattan, Hermosa and Redondo Beaches. I have relied on Judy's knowledge and trusted her advice and counsel. In doing so I have always been delighted with the results. It was so nice to see Judy at my recent wedding. Looking out at my guests I realized that she has helped so many of our friends buy and sell their homes too .... even two of my Bridesmaids! Judy D' Angelo is a referral that I am proud to give out. All of her clients including me are lucky to have her: 'In Judy We Trust'.

    Alesia B

    Will and Rachel make a great team with their personal and professional skills. Will initially communicated the issues and complexity of selling a home in Manhattan Beach very clearly, which resulted in our confidence in the entire process. Together, they were amazingly responsive and thoughtful about our needs and constraints. They demonstrated thoroughness, good analyses and good judgement in guiding us. Their sustained effort yielded a very good price for the property while avoiding complications that can arise with buyers and other parties. Our experience with Will and Rachel was excellent, and I would recommend that a prospective seller take the time to talk to them before selecting an agent.

    Bob

    Kris is the best! We have been looking for a new home in the South Bay for about 9 months off and on, and within a couple days of meeting Kris, we found our perfect place. She has been very communicative with us and was a really patient listener during our initial call as we shared what we hoped to find. Kris has a great grasp on the benefits and charm of the various cities and neighborhoods, and was incredibly helpful in zeroing in on where we wanted to be. She is warm, generous and a total straight-shooter. We never hesitated in offering feedback about places that didn't match what we were looking for and she was completely receptive and just got it. Even after we found our home, Kris followed up to make sure we were all set and even offered referrals for movers. I recommend her to anyone!

    Christina H

    Kurt is a realtor with not only tremendous experience, knowledge and expertise, but more importantly, he is a person who cares about each and every client. He has the utmost integrity, character and genuineness to guide you through any and all aspect of ANY real estate transaction. Selecting Kurt as your realtor will provide you and your family with everything you need. He is the best!

    Brandan T

    We initially interviewed several agents to market and sell our home. Looking back, we feel fortunate we found Shawn, and were pleasantly stunned at how quickly he found a well qualified buyer for our house. This is not the first home I've sold. In retrospect, the transaction with Shawn was like a breath of fresh air - he far exceeded our expectations. We would recommend Shawn to anyone thinking of selling their South Bay home, especially in today's market.

    Kimberly R

    As a first time buyer, Chris was so awesome throughout the entire process and helped to walk me through each step. He showed us places week after week until I was able to find one that was perfect for me. He was always available to talk if I had any questions and taught me a lot about the real estate process. He has an extensive knowledge of the area and was able to offer insightful comments to each location we visited. Chris made what could have been a tedious experience very fun and enjoyable and I would highly recommend his help to anyone thinking about buying or selling a place. Thanks Chris!!!

    Juliette U

    Eric was a pleasure to work with during the sale of our home. He was very responsive, attentive to details and well organize. Eric was well prepared from the moment my family contacted his office in regards to the sale of our home. He did a thorough research of our neighbourhood and analyzed the past and current market trend to decipher the best price to list our house that was favourable to us and one that would get it sold quickly. Thanks to Eric's hard work, we were able to sell our home to a qualified buyer at a great price. Thank You, Eric!

    Rebecca L

    We were thoroughly impressed with Kurt Allen’s knowledge of the real estate market, as well as the pros and cons of all neighborhoods where we were looking to buy a house. Kurt helped us buy our new home, but he also sold our previous home within 48 hours. He made the entire process easy and even fun. Before we moved in to our new home, Kurt brought to us a vast network of service professionals who responded quickly and completed requests promptly with an excellent quality of work. Kurt is a man of high integrity and likable personality. He is attentive and intuitive, discrete and knowledgeable, and a true professional. We recommend him to anyone without any reservations whatsoever.

    Max N

    We used Mo and Nahal Sharifi of the Caskey & Caskey team to buy and sell our home in Redondo Beach. From selling our home to buying our home, we always felt they were looking out for our best interest. Our home sold faster than I expected, which may have been helped with some staging and major promotions on their end. They are excellent at communicating. They stayed in contact with us while we were oversees, even keeping track of time differences to ensure everything continued to go smoothly. One of them is always available to respond to your random texts on the weekends, no matter how small the question. When we purchased a new home, once again they stepped up to ensure that we were covered in every way. Our home purchase was a difficult one for various reasons, but they handled every situation like the professionals they are. In the end, we got everything we need to happen done. We would highly recommend the team of Mo and Nahal Sharifi if you're looking to have a positive experience either selling your home or buying your home (or both).

    Ron C

    “Fred Z. is an amazing agent withyears of experience and a great reputation. When I work with Fred I am always excited because I know there’s a true pro on the other sideand we both are going to do the bestfor our clients.”Dan O’Connor, Strand Hill 

    Dan O

    You are in good hands with Karynne. Great experience and in depth knowledge about the market. Wouldn’t be surprised if she has already knows every property in the market by heart/memory. We were buying from abroad and Karynne guided us in the process and went far above the call of duty. Karynne comes with the highest recommendation!!!

    Mark C

    Cindy is a very seasoned real estate professional, extremely knowledgeable of the south bay area, specifically the beach communities of Los Angeles. We found our experience to be greater than our expectations. We would recommend Cindy to anyone looking for real estate in the South Bay beach areas.

    Fred T

    We had a great experience with Dan. He is personable and professional at the same time. Best of all, the sale of our house went smoothly and got a great price!

    Dana P

    For more than a decade our family has worked with Kurt Allen for our real estate needs, including two home sales and two purchases in the Palos Verdes area. Kurt’s integrity, tenacity, understanding of the marketplace, as well as his genuine care for his clients’ best interest are second to none. While buying and selling real estate can be a complicated and nerve wracking experience, Kurt always keeps a cool head. He goes the extra mile to explain every step of the process and he never takes short cuts. While there were times he could have put his self-interest ahead of ours, and had the opportunity to make more money, he didn’t. Our family feels fortunate to have found Kurt, and would highly recommend him to both buyers and sellers.

    Bo K

    Having lived in the same beach home for many years, the real estate process was a brand new experience. Serene and Barry made selling my home a smooth transition, and also came through with flying colors in finding me another home I absolutely love. They're a superior real estate team, with excellent marketing and negotiation skills, plus the personalized attention that was incredibly helpful in my relocation. I would recommend them to anyone looking to sell or buy a home. Thank you so much!

    Wendy W

    Kurt is amazing! He helped us purchase two homes and sell one in the South Bay. With Kurt as our agent, each transaction went smoothly and we were very happy with the results. His knowledge, guidance, responsiveness and personality are unmatched in this market and we have no hesitation recommending him to our friends.

    Kelley B

    We have bought and sold a number of homes over time. Lily was exceptional in her overall process management, attention to detail, and advocacy for us. She is a seasoned professional who knows the market and how to get things done. Our escrow had some obstacles, but she navigated them with grace and effectiveness, keeping us informed at all times. We highly recommend Lily and look forward to working with her again.

    PVE

    Aaron and his staff, in particular Abby, were extremely professional and responsive in selling our property. They also referred us to a wonderful estate sale agent, Victoria's Vintage, who helped clear the house and sell the many personal items that were of value. The escrow process was quick and clean. Thank you Klapper Group!

    Paul U

    Lily helped our family find our "Dream Home". She is "The Expert" in the area. She is very knowledgeable about the entire area and seems to know the history of about every house. Lily saved us a lot of time as she always knew what was worth looking at. Lily was extremely patient with us. She was always pleasant and made herself available to suit our difficult schedules. We were looking in this area for over 2+ years with Lily. Lily is always honest and has proved accurate in forecasting the market. This was true even when it was not in her best interest to tell us. The house we fell in love with required an agent with the experience, skills and tenacity that Lily possesses to negotiate it. This was true as both sides of the deal had very different ideas as to the value of the house. Lily pulled out all the stops and made a very difficult situation and win for everyone involved. We could not be more pleased. I highly recommend Lily to anyone looking in the Palos Verdes area. She is also very caring and has made every effort to assist us in any way before, during and after the move.

    PVE

    I've worked with a handful of realtors, and Ed and his team are the best in the South Bay. in summary: Ed (and his SUPPORT STAFF ) far exceeded my expectations and delivered on what was promised in a much shorter timeframe than expected. From the day I decided to buy to closing escrow was roughly under 2 months- They helped expedite the process, kept in great communication and always communicated clearly and effectively. Everyone who I come into contact that has worked with The Kaminsky Team has been extremely pleased with their experience as well. Bravo #TEAMFAST! #KAMINSKYTEAM

    Peter

    Brigitte Pratt and Amy Olivares are exceptional real estate agents. First, they are extremely knowledgeable about the market and the nuances of each neighborhood. Second, they always had our best interests in mind, and gave us tremendous advice in assessing properties, making offers, and negotiating. Third, they listened to our selection criteria and continually refined their search to find the properties that best matched it. Fourth, they rose above the call of duty on several occasions, accommodating changes, and helping us with unique requests. Last, they are both consummate professionals, and also really enjoyable to spend time with. We can't recommend them enough!

    Rob D

    Chris is more than just a realtor...he is also a friend! He really helped me out when he sold my last house in North Redondo for $50k more than my optimal buyout price! I made over $142k on the deal, which with Chris's help I reinvested directly into a house in South Redondo Beach with an ocean view, which now worth $400k more than paid for it. Please do yourself a favor and trust Chris in helping you find a home in the South Bay!!!

    Duncan N

    Will and Rachel will not only help you find a house, they are truly committed to find you a Home for your family! Honesty, professionalism and determination are a few of their traits, by following their advise we avoided making a wrong decision.

    Gennaro M

    I can't tell you enough how lucky my wife and I were to have Colin serve as our agent. Colin not only worked hard to find the home of our dreams, he went above and beyond throughout the entire process. He was with us step-by-step during the stressful process of purchasing our first home and it didn't stop there. Colin supported us with finding a team of professionals to complete our inspections, to move us, and to fix the necessary items in our home prior to us moving in. Everyone Colin suggested was top-notch. In Colin, we not only found a tremendous agent who truly cares about his clients, we found a friend.

    Matt H

    Thank you both for doing such a great job selling our family's Manhattan Beach Strand property.  It seems like you you found the perfect buyers.  Though it is sad that we won't visit the house anymore, we know it will be well cared for. 

    Gustav G

    Beach A big Thank You Yvonne Amarillas for helping us sell our home in Manhattan Beach. I look back over the past few months and marvel how well things turned out, in large part due to your efforts! We really appreciated your professional and personal guidance through this process from the day we signed with you as our realtor to moving day. We trusted your experience in negotiations, responding to offers and counter offers and feel you maximized our proceeds. You helped us through all the walk-through and inspections, keeping us informed at every juncture. Even the move itself was facilitated by your efforts. Having you as our realtor, made us feel that we were your only clients. Should a potential client desire a reference, please do not hesitate to refer them to me, I will tell them that you are absolutely the best!

    Kathleen B

    Colin was our agent for the sale of our condo in Santa Monica. Our experience with him was ideal. Due to a new work opportunity we moved out of our home to a new state before even putting the property on the market. Colin made getting the home sold remotely a breeze. He guided us in sizing up the property and market and provided some very astute pricing advice. He also played a big role in coordinating local help to get the property ready to show. Thanks in no small part to Colin's expert guidance we had a number of competitive offers after a single weekend's showing and were able to sell the home for a good price and under favorable terms. Throughout this whole process Colin was accessible, communicative, patient, and positive. We couldn't have asked for a better agent!

    Dan P

    Peggy and her son Peter (in business together) were terrific in buying our new house and selling our old house. We got to know Peggy and Peter while looking for a house to meet our (very specific) desires. Peter saw a new house for sale near the area we were looking and said, “this would be perfect for them”. He was right. Peggy arranged for us to see the house, and we fell in love with it. Buying a house these days is not simple. The number of legal documents to be reviewed (especially for a new house in a Home Owners’ Association) is daunting as is the entire process: the negotiations with the seller, disclosures, the escrow process, and multiple types of inspections, moving, maintenance, etc. Peggy is incredibly knowledgeable; she guided (hand-held is more accurate) us through the process right through the final settlement. Peggy had great recommendations for movers, housekeepers, inspectors, etc. which were all very valuable. Peter was there whenever we needed help in meeting people (inspectors and installers) at the house and also knows the business well; he also has great taste in houses. They are both terrific and work very well together as a team. When it came time to sell our old house immediately after moving into our new house, Peggy and Peter were there for us. They managed the entire process, from timing and price determination, to cleaning and painting the house, “staging” the house for sale to get a better price, conducting open houses (of which there were only two since the house sold very quickly – Peter and Peggy priced the house very accurately), to receiving the offers (primary and backup), negotiating the sale price and conditions, going through and closing escrow, and, again, reviewing and signing all the legal documents. They are both very knowledgeable, about the process as well as the real estate market in our buying and selling locations. Again, they were terrific. The bottom line is that we could not have done the whole thing without Peggy and Peter. We highly recommend them, individually and as a team, for selling and buying a home. We love our new home. Thank you, Peggy and Peter!

    Don B

    We worked with Aaron and his team, Linda, Abby, and Marc, to simultaneously sell our house and buy our new house. There were a lot of moving parts in both transactions and Aaron did a fantastic job of guiding us through them. He made what should be a stressful situation very smooth. His marketing and negotiating skills are second to none and we were extremely happy where the economics of both transactions ended up. Very highly recommended whether buying or selling.

    Taylor A

    We worked with Christian and the Caskey and Caskey team when we rented a home and they represented the owner. Christian and his team went above and beyond to make sure our move in was seamless. They were friendly, professional, organized and everything you would ask for in a real estate agent (and they represented the other side!) They worked well with my agent and have an outstanding reputation in the community. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for an agent in the area.

    John N

    He is very honest and hardworking. His care and support are superb. I truly feel I am in good hands when he represents me for any real estate deal. Thanks Mo! You are my go man!

    Masih H

    Our young family had always dreamed of moving from West LA to the South Bay and it never would have been possible without the help of the Caskeys! We toured home after home that wasn't right until Jen found us a house off market that hit everything we were looking for. If it wasn't for the Caskeys we wouldn't be in our new home in this amazing community and we couldn't be more appreciative! They both are familiar with every home on the market and were able to provide guidance and advice that went above and beyond our expectations. It's great to be working with the best in the area and the Caskeys absolutely take the crown!

    Sarah S

    When my husband and I began looking at homes in the South Bay area, we were referred to Dave Caskey. He and his team certainly live up to their reputation. Dave was so responsive and professional from the beginning. He was able to show us houses we had seen online as well as a couple of homes that would be out on the market soon. We were delighted to find a beautiful home, in a fantastic school district. Dave and his team were a pleasure to work with and educated us throughout the process as we were first time home buyers. We felt confident in the advice provided to us and were happy to work with such a strong network in the area. We are still reaping the benefits of contractor recommendations for any home needs. We would highly recommend Dave Caskey and his team!

    Laura M

    Amy is fantastic - I can't recommend her highly enough. She's both extremely knowledge and incredibly helpful. As a first time home-buyer, she made the process much less intimidating and was there every step of the way to offer advice and assistance.

    Wesley M

    I am more than thoroughly happy and satisfied with how I was treated at the KlapperGroup. Linda Hernandez was the most organized, responsive, caring, and outgoing realtor I've dealt with over the past year after chatting with quite a few. She made me feel extremely cared for and looked after during the hectic home buying process. The team at KlapperGroup, including Abby and Aaron, helped out immensely and made me feel comfortable throughout the whole process. Without their help, I would have been extremely stressed and overwhelmed. I can't thank them enough! Definitely a must use for property selling/buying in the South Bay area.

    Aaron S

    Juliet is hard working and a wonderful agent! I would have never found my new place without her help and guidance. The best real-estate agent I’ve ever met and so kind!

    Alexandra C

    My husband and I were on the hunt for our first home together as a family and were desperately trying to find the perfect place to raise our newborn son. We were originally working with another realtor but when things weren’t quite working out we were referred to Fred by my uncle who has worked with him over the past years. Even though our price range wasn’t what he was used to, Fred assured us the price did not matter and he was going to take care of us to help find the right home. As first-time buyers we had a lot to learn with the home buying process, especially in the ultra-competitive L.A. market. Fred guided us through every step along the way. Many obstacles surfaced, but nothing stopped Fred,he was determined to help us get our dream home. We ended up finding the perfect home in El Segundo where we enjoy walks down Main St. and bike rides to the beach. My family and I can’t thank Fred enough for all his hard work and are looking forward to our next home purchase as our family continues to expand. Not only have we found a great realtor but we have gained a longtime friend in this journey as well!The O’Book Family (Chris, Alyssa & Carson) 

    The F

    Brook was very efficient, we had the place photographed, walls painted, available to see and then rented all in 2 weeks. He was always available and helped take care of a lot of the on site fixes that needed to get done to be ready for sale.

    Ryan G

    Without Yvonne Amarillas quick responses to market listings, expert advice, and extra efforts we could not have found the right home for our family. She is diligent, professional and a pleasure to work with. Yvonne’s strong negotiation skills helped to minimize our cost. All throughout the transaction we were ensured that everything was in place. She gave my wife and me peace of mind that everything was taken care of with expert care.

    Tom K

    I worked with the Klapper Group on the purchase of a property they had listed in Hermosa Beach. In particular, I worked alongside Aaron Klapper, Linda and Abby. They are absolute professionals and a pleasure to work with. Super nice, genuine people. Highly recommended if you need to buy or sell real estate in the South Bay.

    Shawn D

    Bryn Britton was the most amazing realtor I have ever dealt with! Her tenancity and knowledge is unmatched. She made selling my home a smooth experience! When I buy or sell again, Bryn Britton will be my realtor!

    Shawnte C

    Barry's marketing background, and Serene's masters degree in Negotiation, proved incredibly helpful in getting me the best price and terms when I bought my Manhattan Beach home. They respected my time and really listened to my needs. I recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

    Shawn

    To whom it may concern We had a great experience with Ms. Nahal Sharifi who represented us in a commercial real estate analysis and due diligence. She was always available and provided the necessary information whenever needed.

    Zohreh K

    Before I met Shawn, I met three other Realtors who did not listen to what I had said to them, whereas Shawn listened to everything I said and helped me find the perfect home, very quickly. I was under the gun to find a home in three months - not just find it but also close on it in three months - which he made possible. Shawn found me a house that wasn't on the market. He was very resourceful. He contacted the owners and made it all happen. He persuaded the owners to sell when they had wanted to rent and just kept everything going. He kept everything positive and just so easy. It worked out really really well. So YAY Shawn! Thank you so much.

    Julie H

    Juliet was incredible from start to finish. She worked tirelessly for our family to find the perfect house that fitted with all our needs and held our hand throughout the entire process. Thank you for all your help making our transition to LA go so smoothly. We are very happy with our new home. Ed

    Edward J

    Dependable, supportive, caring - that's Christian Taylor. Buying or selling a house can be extremely stressful, Christian definitely took the stress out of selling our home. Anything we needed, no matter how small or big, he was there to take care of it or figure out a way to deal with it. Christian gives his clients the kind of attention and support that is quite rare in real estate. Where others care only about the sale, Christian cares about the client. AND our house sold after only ONE showing!

    Lisa T

    Chris Schmidt is Great! We were new to the area when Chris found our new home-we had numerous problems with our loan broker, he found the person who made our loan happen. He provided us with all the tradesmen to renovate, all very good people. After the sale, he is so service oriented for every thing someone new to the area would need. When we decided to go for a bigger house, we of course called him. After, the sale, which he made happen with great advice to make the deal work against competing bids-he helped me find great qualified renters for my front unit. You get wise guidance about what to buy or how to sell, how to make the deal, and who to use for moving, repairs and renovations. I couldn't be happier with Chris.

    Jeff S

    Cindy Shearin is one of those rare business associates we had the pleasure to work with for the second time while living in the South Bay. Cindy is a realtor of the highest caliber, a diplomat, a skilled negotiator, and the voice of reason. She is efficient, swift, forceful and protective. We are comforted knowing that any question or problem that arose was handily answered and taken care of by Cindy. Not only is she skilled and knowledgeable in her profession, she is fun to work with. She is a bright light with a caring personality - assets badly needed during what was often a stressful time. Very few people can wear as many different hats as well as Cindy can. Cindy is a friend and a business associate, but most important, she is a trusted ally dedicated to her clients.

    Lauritson

    I like to take this opportunity to recognize and appreciate Mo Sharifi for his excellent customer service delivery, Indeed his professionalism, analytical processes during our exploration to identify a commercial real estate property to meet our investment expectations to closing has been a great positive experience. We endorse Mo Sharifi to family, friends, and associates. Thank you for your hard work and dedication.

    Matt F

    Thank you for all your hard work and making the sale of our home seamless! You are truly the best!

    Ben I

    We met Dan in 2007 when he helped us sell our first house in MB. He has since become our only choice with any real estate transactions we had in MB and the surrounding areas. Being brought up in the area as well as in the business he truly has a unique perspective and immense knowledge of the South Bay market. Always patient, thoughtful, calm and honest we have come to trust Dan to always put our needs and wants first. In an industry that is very competitive Dan's professionalism and attention to detail stands out. Always available he constantly goes above and beyond even with matters that don't pertain to a deal. He is truly a part of the community and puts his heart into making everything work out for all. We have referred him to many friends who have had the same experience. We feel so fortunate to call Dan a friend and know that he'll always be part of our lives even though we have moved on from the area.

    Ed M

    We just wanted to take a moment and thank you and your whole team for more than representing us in selling our house. We really did not know what to expect as first-time sellers, and the Caskey Team made us feel not only comfortable, well-represented and taken care of throughout the process, but that we were their only clients (which we know is far from the case). Their expertise, acumen, professionalism, positivity and attention to detail was and is appreciated, and was felt from meeting The Caskeys to closing, and in every aspect of the sale. We know this team has a lot of fans, but count us among their biggest. We will, of course, work with them again, and will look for opportunities to recommend this team to friends and strangers alike. We know this team takes pride in working as a team and as a family, and it really showed...thanks again to Jen & Dave and everyone at Caskey & Caskey.

    Danielle S

    Very knowledgeable, punctual and professional. Christa closed our escrow on time and without any issues. She took care of everything from start to finish. A stress-free transaction!!! Thank you!

    MB

    Working with Kurt Allen was a pleasure. He proved to be a professional and calming voice in the uncertainty and anxiety that is often associated with buying and selling a house. He guided us with self-assuredness, and we were in excellent hands throughout the entire process. We wholeheartedly recommend his services for all types of buyers and sellers, both first-time and seasoned.

    Tate Y

    Nicole Peters is one of the best real estate agents we’ve ever met and we feel so privileged to have worked with her to find a perfect rental apartment! If you ever need to find a rental or real estate to buy, we 100% recommend Nicole to help you find the perfect home!!! Our journey actually started in January 2020. My sister received a job offer in LA (which starts in August), so we decided to fly to LA to check out the Manhattan Beach / Redondo Beach neighborhoods and understand how rental apartments work in that area. After arriving in LA (after lots of delays due to a snow storm going through the northeast), we met Nicole at her office on a Saturday and discussed the kind of apartments my sister was interested in. Being new to the area (without a car), Nicole generously drove us around the Manhattan Beach / Redondo Beach area and showed us various apartments to give us an idea of what they were like. Because our rental wouldn’t start in August, we would actually start the rental process around June/July. Fast forward to June, Covid-19 was impacting everything and we couldn’t make a second trip to LA to browse apartments in person. Nicole set up a virtual search with her system and we received regular updates on when rental listings became available. We stumbled upon a wonderful newly renovated apartment complex and because we couldn’t visit LA, Nicole took the extra mile and checked out the apartment for us. She recorded a quick walk through video and sent it to us. We knew we wanted to move into this apartment right after we saw the video! The paperwork for rentals in California is very new for us since we came from New York and lived with family all our lives. Nicole patiently walked us through all the paperwork and worked with the management company to ensure that all the paperwork is squared away. She even set up Docusign documents with additional California rental paperwork that the management company didn’t even provide. Nicole truly was looking out for our best interests! August quickly approached and we were about to fly over to LA to move in. Because our move-in date was on a Saturday and that we were arriving late on Friday night, the management company would not be able to provide us with the keys. In fact, we didn’t know about this and Nicole, once again, proactively went above and beyond to help us out. She picked up the keys and dropped them off at the hotel we were staying at so that we can begin moving in on Saturday, rather than waiting until Monday. As first time renters, my sister and I were quite new to the process and we are so thankful that Nicole walked us through the other process to find the perfect home. Thank you so much!!

    Christopher H

    Shawn thinks out-of-the-box at every level to create a deal opportunity and to get it closed. He's a rock star agent, and you get to deal directly with him rather than some hand-me-down associate. Top shelf.

    CF

    Christa Lyons represented me when I sold my home in 2014. There was no doubt that my home would sell quickly as it was in a very desirable area, however as with many homes mine was due for some updating. Christa knew just what to do to that would realize the greatest return and she was spot on!

    Lynn S

    I could not be happier with Caskey and Caskey as my realtors representing me as a buyer and seller in multiple transactions over the past decade. They are experienced, and incredibly knowledgeable about the real estate market and the South Bay. Their marketing and negotiating skills are top notch. I highly recommend Caskey and Caskey to anyone looking to buy or sell.

    Crista L

    We worked with Juliet when we moved from San Francisco to Los Angeles and she made the process a smooth and easy one. She was able to find us several rentals within the areas we wanted and the exact features we were looking for. She negotiated for us and handled all the paperwork which saved us a lot of time. Juliet was professional, quick to respond and an upbeat contact throughout. Would highly recommend her to any.

    Nikki S

    Kurt has handled several buys and sells for us in the South Bay. Every transaction has gone smoothly and was professionally handled. He is highly recommended by us for any real estate needs.

    Melissa A

    Amy listens, curates and recommends with precision. She is patient (took us over a year to find a place), doesn't exert any pressure, and is objective in her opinions about property. She appreciated that this would be quite possibly the largest asset purchase and loan in our lifetime, and guided us through the daunting process with expertise and empathy. This gave us the confidence we needed to take the leap. She also stuck with us after the sale to ensure we had a soft landing. She is, quite frankly, a lovely and kind person, and she embodies all that is great about our south bay culture. We've since recommended her to two of our friends who have each bought/leased their homes through her.

    Ashley A

    We have been lucky enough to work with Judy as a seller and a a buyer. In total she has worked with us on three transactions. She has gone above and beyond each and every time. Judy Has a deep understanding of the local area and is meticulous in her preparation. I have never questioned that Judy always has my family at the top of her priority list. Her relationships with other realtors, vendors and craftsmen is always a huge asset. Not only did she sell us our current home but she introduced us to our builder that did our remodel.I can without hesitation refer Judy D'Angelo as a true professional and an expert at her craft."

    Joneses

    Karynne Thim was my realtor for my home purchase this past February. There were quite a few issues with the sellers, but, Karynne was always very patient and beyond helpful in getting everything done. When I was ready to back out because of the issues, she was the one that kept me patient and going, which, of course, I’m more than happy that I did. In addition, I don’t work in the South Bay and Karynne went out of her way on many occasions to meet with people when I could not. She was also very helpful post purchase with recommendations for various things. I would definitely recommend Karynne if you are looking for a realtor!

    Janet C

    Barry and Serene helped us both buy and sell homes in Redondo Beach. They make it a win-win situation for everyone and we highly recommend them to all our friends and neighbors.

    Duncan

    The Klapper Group did a great job helping us sell our house! They went above and beyond helping us with a complicated transaction and issues with our inspection. Aaron, Linda and Abby are genuinely nice people to work with and a pleasure to get to know. I recommend them highly.

    Michelle T

    I recently sold my house in Torrance, CA. Nahal had done a great job of advertising, having discussions with agents, making the house look nice looking, dealing with the buyer's agent, helping out with escrow, and so many other things that is part of selling a home that I wasn’t aware of. With Nahal’s help I was able to sell my house very, very quickly at a great price. I am very satisfied with her work, so I highly recommend her!

    Yasufumi M

    My first real estate interaction with Shawn was in 2018. My brother and I were seeking a realtor who was very experienced in the area to sell a property that had been in the family for over 60 years. We wanted to find the right mix of personality to handle that type of transaction. We decided to look at the 5 top agents in Manhattan Beach. Had interviews with 5 of these realtors. Immediately we zeroed in on what we felt were our top two, and Shawn just had a more unique approach. He really thought out how he was going to be marketing. He wasn’t just selling himself on his past sales. He really looked forward as to how he was going to be marketing our property - way more, I thought, than some of the other realtors in the area. The only way to show the view was to get a scissor lift, and he coordinated the whole process of getting a scissor lift, so we could go 25-30 feet in the air, and he could take prospective realtors and buyers to view the property with the real potential of its view, and that was a great call by Shawn. From that collaboration of he being a good listener and us asking engaging questions with him, we felt very confident that he was the right pick. We really felt that Shawn was strongly representing us. He created an exceptional video of our property that really showed its uniqueness. He generated a lot of excitement for it. His brochures were absolutely gorgeous. His delivery and his understanding of the local marketplace. His relationships with some of the builders that eventually was our buyer just brought that collective strength to the transaction that made it go pretty smooth. He just made us feel very relaxed and good about working with him. And we could see that he would be a person that other realtors would want to work with, as well as clients. We are so thankful that we chose him, and he came across our lives and made such an impact with handling a very unique property here in Manhattan Beach for us. Do your homework; interview some other agents. That way you have a more informed opinion. And I think when you sit down with Shawn and give him the opportunity to really present his way of thinking, his way of handling the transaction, I think you’ll hopefully do what we did and go with Shawn.

    Leslie D

    Colin did a phenomenal job for me as a first time buyer in the South Bay Area. His expertise, guidance and counsel was invaluable throughout the transaction, including navigating a complicated sales process. He only had my best interests in mind throughout, raising issues as he saw them, even if it meant I might walk away from the transaction. I didn't know Colin beforehand but he was referred to me and I couldn't recommend him enough to anyone looking for a well-credentialed, honest, and experienced realtor.

    Donal L

    Darrin is a pure pleasure. He was our agent when we purchased our first home in Manhattan Beach about 8 years ago and the process was simple, straightforward and relatively stress free. Last year, we were searching for a new home. Darrin recommended that we look at a listing that was on the market for some time and had, up until that point, evaded our radar. That house ultimately became our home. Again, the process was smooth and seamless. We highly recommend Darrin!

    M B

    Recently, Mo Sharifi successfully handled the purchase of a Redondo Beach commercial office building for our business. Although he was with the listing agent's office, he performed very well in our best interest. As there were a lot of moving parts to close this purchase, he paid close attention to every issue and always responded quickly to keep the process moving along to a smooth, on-time closing. We have since engaged Mo to handle the leasing of our former location in Redondo Beach. We feel secure that with his expert knowledge of the South Bay commercial market, he will find an ideal tenant for our former property.

    Mark S

    Pratt Beach Properties exceeded my expectations. Brigitte and Kevin's level of expertise, professionalism and dedication to their client and the end result is outstanding. As an example, Pratt Beach Properties listed and sold our home on the La Quinta Resort property. With a competing listing next door at a higher listing price Pratt Beach Properties successfully sold and closed our property at a higher cost then our neighbors - that's hard work, dedication, integrity and results. Pratt Beach Properties has since supported us in owner leasing of properties as well as advisors of future property purchases.

    Von F

    Chris has made our first home buying purchase one of the best experiences. We were wary of some agents due to their shady practices but, Chris has been honest and trustworthy from the beginning. He was on top of everything when it came down to the purchase: communicating with escrow and our lender, negotiating with the seller, and even keeping track of what utilities we needed to get ourselves set-up with. I highly recommend choosing Chris as a real estate agent if you want someone who is thorough and conscientious. Very professional and knows the business well in the South Bay Area.

    Naliny T

    Chris Plank is a great partner to have when looking to buy or sell a home in the South Bay. I truly felt like he was always looking out for my best interests rather than just trying to sell a property. Chris is strategic and will do the extra work to find the right property because he thinks long-term. It took me a year to find the right property, but Chris made it happen and now I live on the street that I always dreamed to live on. Chris knows the South Bay real estate market, is timely with follow-up, and is a pleasure to work with – I would recommend him to any of my friends.

    Chrissy C

    Dave has helped us sell a house in a down-market and buy a house in an up-market. And in between, he has notified us of many houses which he thought might be of interest to us. He has been with us when deals fell through and we have learned to listen carefully to his expert advice. So we have a lot of experience with Dave. He is the best – knowledgeable, patient and pleasant through what can sometimes be an aggravating process. He is obviously well respected by his fellow brokers, and for good reason. Always in the know, Team Caskey is highly recommended.

    Jim H

    The first time I spoke on the phone with Colin I immediately felt comfortable with him. He was extremely easy to talk to, he listened, and he gave me an honest assessment of why the property I was interested in might or might not suit my family which told me that he cared about more than just the commissions involved. Throughout this process, Colin has continued to go above and beyond to make sure that we were comfortable at every step and to smooth out the inevitable kinks that occur during any home purchase. We appreciated the great relationship he enjoys with other agents which facilitated communication, and the fact that he lives as well as works in Manhattan Beach was a great asset in locating reliable contractors and getting firsthand insight into the school district. Even after our purchase closed Colin kept in touch and was still available to answer questions and offer advice. Thank you, Colin, for a wonderful introduction to Manhattan Beach!

    Erin M

    Eric did an outstanding job of marketing and selling my parents home of over 40years. My family and I decided on working with Eric after interviewing various Realtors. Eric was very personable, honest and above all highly knowledgeable. Eric worked overtime to secure the appraisal, home inspection and staging of the property. He was always available and kept us informed every step of the way. My family would highly recommend Eric Kredatus without any hesitation.

    A

    After being transferred from Australia to Los Angeles, I was absolutely delighted to have had Lisa help my wife and I friend a place to lice. Lisa is professional with a deep understanding of the market and an ability to listen and understand our needs. It made the whole process easy. It's clear that Lisa really ares about providing the best outcome for her clients and she was not satisfied until she delivered on a home that met our needs.

    Brian D

    Chris was amazing! We looked at many, MANY homes before we finally found the one we loved, and in this super competitive market, he was able to close the deal on our dream home. Chris was with us every step of the way. Super responsive and helpful when we had questions… And even came over with his toolbox to help us move in! He has become more than our realtor, he’s become a friend!

    Mark B

    Karynne has the perfect style; no pressure to buy or sell and very patient. She is NOT looking for a quick deal, unless the client wants it. She truly wants to work with her client (like me!) to find the best fit for that family or person. We physically went to 23 houses… and reviewed many more in person and over the phone. She just works the South Bay beach area, so her local knowledge is excellent. She has many connections, we looked at places that were not yet listed. She even recommended not to look at properties that she thought were in poor locations and not a fit for me (near a high school, busy streets).She has plenty of experience, I could not stump her with all my detailed questions, and she knows the processes in-and-out. We ended up putting 4 offers and Karynne helped me decide what price to start negotiating. Once we found the perfect place for me, we started with a conservative price because we wanted to make sure I got the property! I still talk to her in getting references for work around the house and what the market is currently doing. I am absolutely pleased with Karynne Thim and know you will be, too.

    Gary S

    I am writing this letter to provide my wholehearted recommendation for Kris Terrill. I have had the pleasure of working with Kris on both the purchase and sale of a home. I learned early on that Kris was more than a realtor; finding that she is a partner in helping our family navigate our real estate decisions. We were new to the Redondo Beach area and was fairly intimidated by the real estate market given our relocation from the Midwest. Kris was highly recommended to us by a couple of close friends who have worked with Kris repeatedly for their own needs. I wanted someone that I could trust to guide our family through the process with integrity and care. Given our newness to the area Kris quickly became a trusted advisor who helped us not only find the right home, negotiate a great price, but also helped us also navigate other components of moving into a new community. Her involvement with our move didn't end at closing. She would regularly check in on us from time to time to ensure that we had what we needed. We eventually needed to sell our home and move back to the Midwest for family reasons. Kris treated us with compassion and care going the extra mile making sure that our home was ready to go onto the market. We were so well prepared that Kris was able to sell our home 2 days before the official listing hit the MLS. This was such a relief for us and I know that it wouldn't have been possible without Kris. Ultimately I recommend Kris as a trusted advisor to assist with anyone's real estate related needs. She takes the time to understand her clients needs and is extremely efficient with your time. Kris is also extremely knowledgeable with the market and is adept at finding precisely the right home for you. She is the best realtor I have ever worked with and will definitely work with her again in the future.

    Dustin N

    Serene and Barry made a perfect match for us. We relied on them to find us a perfect home two years ago, and when we wanted to move up, we relied on them once again. Serene sold our Redondo Beach townhome and found us another perfect home. Serene and Barry provide great services with a strong global reach through Strand Hill Christie's International Real Estate. Why use anyone else?

    Freedmans

    I purchased and sold a condo with Chris, and in both transactions I was completely satisfied. Chris was highly professional, but also managed to be my friend through the process. In both transactions, I never felt pressured by Chris, which I really appreciated. He has a great way of diffusing stress. I highly recommend, and I do refer, Chris Plank as a real estate agent.

    Heidi B

    Tina and the folks at Kaminsky Real Estate Group are great and extremely hard working. I was a picky buyer and Tina worked with me for several years (yes years) until i could find the right investment property. When i finally found a property that fit my needs, Tina went full force to get my offer accepted despite not being the highest bidder. I have since recommended Tina to many of my colleagues who have also purchased houses from her. The bottom line is that she is a very hard worker and very knowledgeable about real estate in the south bay. Highly recommend.

    Jonathan H

    I would really like to recommend Shawn Dugan as a real estate agent. He sold my house on The Strand. We waited for the best price; we got the best price. There was no giving up on what our needs were, and the transition was wonderful. I spent a year after that looking for something that would really suit me, and Shawn was wonderful in helping me find this fabulous 1927 vintage cottage - something I had been looking for for a very long time - on a very large lot. And again, we were able to get the price that I needed from the sellers. All I can say about Shawn is that he's easy to work with. He is so completely honest, and I think he really takes care of the seller, as I was, and the buyer, as I became - especially when there's so much emotion involved in real estate. It can be a really hard thing to get through. But Shawn did it so well for me, and I would recommend him to anybody, anywhere. He knows the market. He has lived here his whole life. He does every cost comparison you can possibly imagine. He supplies you with as much information as you need to know, and he follows through. I would not have used him not one, or two times but now I'm using him again for rental purposes with my properties. He is just an overall perfect package, in a field with people that are a little hard to take some times, and also hard to trust. I cannot say enough about Shawn Dugan and his company. Thanks!

    KT

    With great pleasure we wish to share our experience in purchasing our house in Rolling Hills, one of the four cities in Palos Verdes Peninsula. Our real estate agent, Lily Liang, was aware of our plan to buy a single story house since last year. But it was not easy to find an affordable, spacious, single story house with ocean view in P.V. About five months ago Lily informed us that a single story house in Rolling Hills with an attractive asking price maybe worth our consideration. We immediately toured the house and decided to make an offer. Needless to say, quick action is the key to get a good property. Without losing anytime, Lily presented our offer to the seller during a raining night, and spent a long time to point out the merits of our offer. We were glad that the seller accepted our offer. During escrow Lily efficiently arranged the inspections so we did not have to spend time or be stressed. Escrow was closed smoothly pretty much on time. We know Lily is a top real estate professional in Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County, and in the U.S. as is proven by numerous awards she has received. Our recent purchase of the house in Rolling Hills has given us an opportunity to understand why she has garnered so many honors. We would like to share our thoughts in the following. 1. Lily puts her clients' interest above anything else. Whether the price of the property is low or high, Lily treats her client with the same kind of care, patience, and respect. 2. Her over 30 years of experience in real estate and her up-to-date knowledge of the market condition are most valuable in assessing the value of a property. 3. Her negotiation skill and her gentle manner are indispensable in successfully completing a purchase. 4. She works extremely hard, seven days a week is the norm. Sometimes to help a foreign or out of state buyer, she would sacrifice her sleep. 5. She is very efficient. We were surprised how fast she arranged various inspections during the escrow, and she sent us all the necessary documents to sign without any delay. 6. She is really responsible. She personally answers all the phone calls and emails as soon as possible. She would spend lots of time thinking how to help her client successfully completing the deal. We feel very fortunate that we had Lily's help in purchasing our house in Rolling Hills. Without any hesitation we would strongly recommend her to others in meeting their real estate needs.

    RH

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