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

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Lic #: 02117028


    Ashley Iocco is a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native and found her roots in the South Bay after graduating from Penn State University. Before real estate she spent over a decade developing her unmatched work ethic and relentless desire to provide exceptional service as a small business owner. She carried her dedication and attention to detail into her real estate business to create the ultimate client experience. "I recognize and value the trust my clients place in me, and I strive every day to exceed their expectations." Ashley always knew that she wanted to chart a path helping others, and found her true calling in real estate serving her clients and guiding them through one of the biggest investments of their lives. "Real estate is a powerful thing. Where you live becomes the center of your universe; your "home base" and a place where memories are made. Even an investment property can have a profound effect on your life's story—when chosen correctly, it becomes long-term financial freedom and a vital part of your well-diversified portfolio." Whether a buyer, a seller, or an investor, Ashley thinks of her clients as family. Lean on her—she is here to keep the process fluid, successful, and as low-stress as possible.


    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

    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!


    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

    “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

    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

    Will and Rachel work together seamlessly, are very responsive to questions and comments, extremely pleasant and professional in their manner, and understand the process and strategies for effective marketing and sales of residential property.

    Steve W

    Mo was given a very difficult listing. The selling partners were hardly speaking. The tenant was uncooperative and the lease was poorly written. There was also a cloud on the title to address. Mo rose to the challenge. He found a new tenant and negotiated to assign the lease. The new tenant also wanted to purchase the building as well. The final problem was to resolve the cloud on the title. Mo helped us find a good attorney. All of these things took over two years to complete. Mo stayed positive and helpful through the entire transaction. Mo was upbeat and professional from start to finish. I am a retired real estate broker and find Mo to be a cut above and I would recommend Mo to any of my clients.

    Nellie H

    We had the pleasure of working with Amy on the purchase of our dream home and the listing of our old house. She is very knowledgeable of the market, invaluable with the negotiating of the purchase price, guiding us through the endless paperwork, coordinating the home inspection and ensuring that everything went smoothly through the close. We have been in the real estate industry for over 30 years and she is hands down the very best Realtor we have ever worked with. We highly recommend Amy for your real estate transaction.

    Frank S

    I have known Bryn for many years and she is nothing but professional! She helped my husband and I learn the process of buying our first home. She knew every step, and was very willing to hold our hands along the way.


    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

    My husband and I were just starting to think about buying a house but had no idea where to start and what to do. Without any pressure to buy, Bryn gave us great advice, set us up with trustworthy people to get pre approved for a loan, and began sending us current listing we might be interested in. Then, she gave us space and time to figure out if we were ready. After getting pre approved, we scheduled a time to look at some houses. Bryn took us to all the houses we were interested in and some that she thought were a good fit for us. It was on this trip that we found the house we wanted. Quickly, Bryn went to work to make it happen. The process of making an offer and buying the house was so easy for us. Bryn kept us informed throughout the process and gave us great advice. She was able to negotiate a deal that fit our financial situation and made sure that everything was up to code prior to closing at the cost of the seller. My family has been in the house for almost 3 years now and couldn't be happier. I can honestly say that we wouldn't be in this house without Bryn. She made everything run quickly and smoothly. As first time buyers, Bryn was vital source of knowledge in every aspect of the process. My husband and I recommend Bryn every chance we get because we know she treats all her clients as well as we were treated.

    Teresa M

    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

    When I contacted Shawn, he was immediately very personable and was willing to meet us and get right to work. We met him and he was just so low key and so friendly. You have the immediate sense that he knows what he’s talking about, and he’s been around for a long time. We bought with him, and then 13 months later we sold the same property with him. … I do send everyone to him. We are in constant contact because our projects together are just never ending. Whether they are rental properties or investment properties or buying or selling homes. We always pull him in and make him part of the story - if he’s not already. I mean, he’s so well known locally. You drive through Manhattan Beach, and a lot of the properties are his.

    Eleanor C

    Chris is a really nice and trustworthy agent who is dedicated to finding the perfect home for you!

    Kristi B

    Having moved to LA not knowing anyone, we were in need of a real estate broker. We met with several just by walking into their office. The ones that we met this way were not very good. They were mainly interested in selling you a home and collecting a commission and provided very little substance or value-added information from what you could otherwise get online. We met Dan through a referral and he was a refreshing change. After meeting him, we decided that we wanted him to represent us no matter where we purchased. What struck us immediately about him was that he seemed to be genuinely interested in finding us the right home and was willing to invest the time both to get to know us and our needs and to educate us about the nuances of each area. Dan has a lot of contacts in the area and he has a firm understanding of valuations and which properties will be in demand. When you meet a broker you often worry if they are being objective and are just trying to earn a commission. Dan is definitely not the type of broker who is looking just to get you to buy something as quickly as possible. There were numerous instances where he would tell us something was way overpriced and that he would not offer anything near their asking price. Even when we found a house we wanted to buy, he told us, “I just do not see you in that house or that neighborhood.” (Turned out he was right.) There were other times where we thought a home was overpriced and he told us that the home would sell close to asking if not over and that we had to bid aggressively if we really wanted it. (Turned out he was right again). Through working with Dan over the course of 12+ months, we can say that he is both knowledgeable about the market, but more importantly, he has incredible integrity. As we were getting to know LA, it took us a while to figure out what we wanted. For a while, we were all over the place and would go back and forth and change our minds. Through it all Dan was patient and stuck with us. We ultimately decided we wanted to live in a very specific area where there is extremely low inventory, especially given our very specific needs. We knew that this was a difficult task and the odds of finding this place in the near future were slim at best to say the least. Nevertheless, Dan worked very hard to find us this place. He sent out mailings to the owners of the handful of homes we were interested in and used his extensive contacts to uncover pocket listings that would not be available publicly. After over 12 months of searching, we finally got the home we were looking for and we have Dan to thank for it. We would definitely use him again and would recommend him to others.


    "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."


    Susan Jensen was wonderful. I would recommend her to anyone buyer or selling in the Manhattan Beach / Hermosa Beach area.

    Linda G

    Chris Corr was our agent for our purchase in Manhattan Beach. Without question, I would work with him again in an instant for future real estate transactions. I've completed numerous real estate transactions with different agents in LA; Torrance, Redondo, Palos Verdes, Beverly Grove, and my experience with Chris exceeded them all. Highly knowledgeable and extremely accommodating, I will be working with Chris again in the future.

    Alex L

    Dave and Jen are the best realtors in the South Bay, hands down. The buying and selling process with the firm is incredibly easy and the communication is great.

    Darin L

    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

    Rachel and Will were critical in securing our home in El Segundo. Since the inventory doesn't come up often there, we were coached how to respond quickly and secure our investment before the rest of the local market had a chance to respond. They were always available to help us during the process.

    Lauren W

    Colin helped me with a very challenging sale transaction and went way above and beyond to get it done. He was extremely helpful in negotiating a deal with the buyer and remained flexible and creative to get the transaction closed. He is very knowledgeable on the local area (South Bay) and was able to bring a buyer to the table through his personal relationships. I would highly recommend Colin!!!

    Nathan C

    Dear Peggy, Thank you so much for your extraordinary client service in every regard selling our Manhattan Beach home. The process was unbelievably smooth from our end. Your guidance about what to do (and not) to help the home sell, dealing with our renter taking care of the myriad repairs, appointments, etc. was indispensable. And importantly, eliminating the need to stage the home and managing to close on the property within hours of the renter vacating were miracles borne of your expertise and professionalism. I have thoroughly enjoyed and certainly benefited from our long relationship and hope to remain friends despite the distance. Sincerely, Ruth

    Ruth H

    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.


    Great Agent in the South Bay! Very helpful and dedicated.

    Kaylee Y

    Dear Susan and Alli, Thanks for making my dream of owning my own home come true. Your passion, dedication, and tenacity made this happen! Wishing you all the best!


    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

    We can’t thank you enough for all you did for us in helping us find our home. You never gave up on us and you really went the extra mile. We are extremely happy in our new home and really love the location too! Not only do we feel we’ve got a great realtor but also found a good friend! Thanks again!

    Nancy A

    When we moved to CA we explored different neighborhoods. Holly introduced us to Manhattan Beach and we bought a home that worked well for our family. Three years later, Holly listed and sold this home in one week for us. Last year Holly pre-screened rentals for us so that we were able to find an amazing beachside home in one afternoon. Every friend we have referred to Holly found and bought homes that addressed their needs. Holly’s knowledge of the market and neighborhoods was invaluable. We chose Holly because she listened. She didn’t just try to close a deal but forged a professional relationship and has become our go to realtor for our personal as well as our investment needs.

    Dr. B

    I had the pleasure of working with Nahal Sharifi on a real estate transaction recently, she is by far one of the most knowledgeable realtors I have worked with, I really appreciate her hard work and I hope I can work with her again. I highly recommend her.

    Nancy S

    Kris is extremely knowledgeable about the sales and negotiation process and helped provide transparency to the process. She was available 24-7, extremely responsive and I appreciated the multiple forms of communication and rapid turnaround times on questions and documents to keep the sales process moving. She is also very charismatic which is extremely important and often overlooked as a requirement for dealing with high dollar high stress transactions - she was able to keep the process pleasant in spite of challenges around permits, appraisals, funding, etc. that we ran into on my particular transaction. I HIGHLY recommend her to represent either a buyer or a seller.

    Mike C

    Juliet is a no nonsense 5 star realtor !! I recommend Juliet and her professional demeanor for any of your real estate needs

    Stacey C

    It was such a pleasure to work with Brook on finding us our home in the location we wanted to live in. His knowledge for the area was outstanding and very informative. He truly looks out for his clients and is very professional and personable. He doesn’t treat his clients like a client; he treats them like a friend and has their best interest at hand. His selfless, positive, calm and friendly demeanor make him a wonderful person to work with going through the process of buying a home. My husband and I would highly recommend him for buying or selling a home.

    Angel T

    We originally met Colin at an open house we attended while just casually looking for a new home. We were in no particular rush to buy, but met with Colin to lay out our wish list for our next house. He was very patient and helpful, sending us listings he thought we might be interested in without  being pushy. After several months, we ultimately we found a house we really liked that ended up being a fairly tough negotiation to say the least. I am entirely convinced that Colin's persistence on our behalf during the whole process is why we got the house, for what we feel is a good and fair price. Colin is extremely responsive (be it day, night, or on the weekend), enthusiastic, and a pleasure to work with! Can't wait to move into our new home!


    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

    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

    I have used Susan on several properties. She is amazing, reliable, trustworthy and almost like family to us. We are very pleased with her service.

    Clark S

    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

    Shawn was absolutely fantastic. He helped my husband and I purchase our dream home. We were first time home buyers entering into a very hot market in the beach cities. As you can imagine, we were very daunted by the process and the stories of low inventories, all cash offers, multiple bids... the list goes on! Shawn was patient with us and acted as a trusted ally throughout the home buying process, which is what every home buyer wants to find in an agent. You want someone representing your best interests and not just the deal. During the initial stages of the process, Shawn helped us find listings that would suit our picky tastes and walked us through the available tradespace given multiple bid situations. Initially, we had no idea how many different aspects of an offer were up for negotiation and Shawn helped us craft the right offer given our risk preference and desire to be competitive. Aside from being an expert on the process, Shawn was extremely committed to us as clients. In one instance he was on vacation in China when we needed to put in an offer. When we called him, he took a pause from his vacation to make sure our offer was submitted on time - despite the time difference and plans he made with his family. I think that speaks volumes for Shawn's work ethic and concern for his clients. Going the extra mile is an understatement! After we found out home, he made the process simple. One aspect that I particularly loved was how Shawn used docusign. This service allowed us to sign the plethora of documents electronically and limited the drain on our time, which is something I valued immensely. He also made sure we had all our loose ends tied up so we were able to close on time and without issue. Further, since we were first time buyers, we needed the extra hand holding. As such, Shawn was extremely helpful in answering all of our questions and made sure our minds were at ease. We just moved in and are loving our home! We could never have done it without Shawn and his expertise - many thanks!

    Andrea C

    We are glad our daughter referred us to Judy. She said that Judy getting them their Manhattan Beach Tree Section home was nothing short of a miracle. Our daughter, son-in-law and our three grandchildren continue to enjoy their home to this day. Our Buyer/Broker relationship with Judy has been a real pleasure. She actually makes buying real estate stress free and fun! She is the consummate professional. She listens, she absorbs and she acts! No pressure ... just good sound advice. If it were not for her tremendous market knowledge, herr negotiating skills, and her dogged determination we would not be the proud owners today of two Hermosa Beach Sand Section properties ... and looking forward to purchasing a third! We appreciate Judy's efforts on our behalf and the successful results.


    I have completed three property transactions with Yvonne Amarillas as my realtor and appreciated the thoroughness with which she completed all of them. Yvonne was always there when I had questions or concerns with the best advice and solutions. When doing real estate prior to Yvonne’s involvement, other agents let me do all the worrying and wondering. I highly recommend Yvonne to handle your real estate transactions. She is the best!!

    Jill M

    I recently moved into a little place in South Redondo and Karina not only helped me with all the tedious elements of the application process but has gone out of her way to make sure I am comfortable and taken care of in my new home. For example, I had a minor termite problem when I first moved in and she had the place treated for me almost immediately. More so, she is incredibly quick, responsive and considerate. I couldn't be more thankful for all of her time and efforts. I 10/10 recommend Karina to anyone looking for a real- estate agent. It's been nothing short of a pleasure in working with her.

    Ellie C

    We want to let you know we appreciate your hard work, knowledge and expertise Eight years ago when we bought our first home we really enjoyed working with you. Being a true professional even after we moved in, you stayed in touch, answering our real estate questions and keeping us current on the value of our home. When it was time to move up you were there for us. Again. You made sure the sale of our home and the purchase of your new home went smoothly. We love our new home. So thanks again, Serene!

    Susan G

    Brook was able to sell our incredibly rare side-by-side condo complexes off market - for asking price. He was instrumental in working with us on renovations and landscaping to get the condos up to market value. Everyone involved could not be more thrilled with the experience of working with Brook.


    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.


    Chris worked hard to help us sell our home during a time when it was very competitive to sell in our area. He also helped us buy a home at a fair price in an area that was more desirable where limited homes where available. We found Chris to be very professional and knowledgeable throughout the whole process and he was very pleasant to work with. He was constantly up to date with the current market values of homes in both areas and he always kept our best interests in mind. We highly recommend Chris to anyone wishing to buy or sell a home.

    Robert P

    We have worked with Dan on commercial and residential transactions over the last five years. He is the most honest, forthright and competent agent we have ever dealt with. In one case he sold our home in a community he had not worked in within a few weeks, and he has proven able to negotiate complicated real estate exchanges and contingency purchases. We recommend him wholeheartedly and believe that he is responsible for making such stressful transactions easier and smoother. I look forward to the next opportunity to work with him.

    Leslie W

    During one of our Southern California housing booms, I wanted to move from old Torrance to the beach. All realtors told me I needed to sell my home first, which I was not willing to do. Then I called Cindy because she had a listing that I was interested in for purchase. She convinced the seller to accept my contingency, sold my home (within a week), secured a 40-year mortgage for us, got homeowners insurance for us within 24 hours of closing ( which we overlooked) and made our transition satisfying. Since our purchase, 25+ years ago, Cindy has remembered us with gifts at Christmas, subscription to her monthly magazine, and answered any questions for me and/or any friends. This year she provided me with comps so that I was able to establish a new base for my property. I have never recommended any other Real Estate Professional. My family has been instructed to only list with Cindy, if there is an unforseen reason to sell.

    Belle L

    When the time came to sell my Strand home of 25 years, I interviewed four of the South Bay’s local top producers. I chose Shawn Dugan to list the property because I felt he understood my home and its ideal target buyer. He presented a top tier marketing plan, was forthright with his analysis of the property and he had the important quality of being trustworthy. I felt confident he was the one for the job. Once listed, I was immediately impressed with his marketing materials and presentation of the house to prospective buyers. Throughout the process, Shawn was there for every phone call, question and concern that I had. He worked with integrity and always looked out for our best interest. He was with us every step of the way. The end result speaks for itself: a great price on the sale and less than half the average time on the market. I highly recommend Shawn to anyone who is thinking of selling their home. He really goes the extra mile.

    Bruce T

    Working with Kurt Allen and his team was an incredible experience from start to finish. I have never known a more hardworking broker in my life. The house was sold as part of an estate, so there were additional challenges to the sale. Kurt handled every challenge with total professionalism and kept the family updated all along with way! I have shared our experiences with Kurt and his team with friends and family and people are seriously in shock when they hear all of the "extra mile" responsibilities Kurt took on to assure the sale of our family home went seamlessly. I will never be able to thank him enough!

    Kathy B

    Peggy is AWSOME! We met her after working with her son Peter who found us our amazing house. We are not savvy buyers but Peggy guided us through all the red tape with a great deal of patience. I trusted her opinion and felt total confidence in her suggestions as we went through selling our old house and buying our new house in 3 weeks! It was a very complicated transaction and she guided us at every step with a great deal of caring and compassion. Even though we only worked with her for a few weeks she felt like family. She was always available for my calls and questions and very professional without ever being pushy.

    Azin, S

    Caskey & Caskey and Associates are always very helpful and knowledgeable. I also appreciate everything they do for the Manhattan Beach community. I recommend them all the time!!

    Michael G

    I never truly understood the value of a realtor until I met Karynne. With so many people out there hanging the realtor shingle, it can be hard to know whom to choose. There is no question that she ranks in the top 1% in terms of knowledge, experience and business savvy. Her calm demeanor is invaluable because purchasing a home can be an emotionally charged experience. I have bought multiple homes with her and know that these deals would not have happened without her.

    Carolyn P

    Brook is an absolute pleasure to work with. We have worked with several other real estate agents in the past 20 years and none was as responsive as Brook or as easy to relate to. He is a great listener and really figures out what it is you are looking for—sometimes before you do. He is great with arranging showings and is very respectful of one’s time. He makes every step of a purchase easier in every way. We both have very demanding careers, and he took on all of the organization and procedures of the whole process of buying a home. We would definitely use him again in the future and would recommend him even to the most compulsive and demanding client. Although he is especially knowledgeable about the South Bay, I am sure with his skill set he could help anyone find the right home or commercial property anywhere in the area. He is a beacon of transparency in the darkness of home real estate agents in general.

    Dr. B

    Brook is a a wonderful realtor. Honest, caring, dedicated. I could not have asked for a more supportive or effective person to be on my side during this exciting and stressful process. I would and have recommended him to all of my closest friends. I have received nothing but positive feedback. Would recommend earnestly without reservation.

    Dr. S

    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.


    Realtors... Don’t ya just luv em? Well actually in this rare case the answer is yes. Porcelain charm that you only find from England and absolute authenticity with her advice. She will tell you what you need to hear as opposed to what you want to hear ( so rare in LA ). A pleasure to have on my team ( and tougher than her looks!)

    Nicholas W

    Chris is a rockstar agent! We are first time home-buyers and he helped us every step of the way. We had a seamless experience home-shopping...even during Covid! He helped to recommend properties that fit our interests, and was always a text away for any questions we had. He fought for our best interests throughout the offer process and through escrow. Buying a home for the first time seemed like a scary thing - but Chris made it easy. We highly recommend Chris to anyone who is looking for an agent that will have your back every step of the way. Thank you Chris!

    Victoria D

    Dan is a true professional and a pleasure to work with! Patient, knowledgeable and fun to be around; I would recommend Dan all day long. I've bought two houses and sold one using his services and each experience was a positive one.

    Jennie R

    We have worked with Dan and his office on three separate buy/sell transactions and one rental. When we were relocating from Colorado to California, I called countless agents for help. Dan was the only person to take our inquiry seriously and did what he said he would do. His commitment and loyalty created ours back to him and he is the only realtor we'll use going forward. Dan has too many strengths for me to list here, but some of his key attributes I value most are his knowledge and expertise, professionalism and candor and his ability to stay calm under high pressure situations. I am a very detailed person, who read every word of the California real estate paperwork, and Dan took time to answer each and every question (sorry about that again Dan!). He was concerned with making sure we felt comfortable during each step of the transaction and was available to us at any time. He also has a well defined point of view which he shared respectfully even when it differed from mine. Despite my type-A personality and being very sure of what I want, I really appreciated having Dan's perspective to help broaden mine. That's a big part of what I look for in a trusted advisor. Dan's office and other key players in his network were also extremely professional and helpful. Karen went out of her way to make our life easier by driving paperwork over to us, dropping off keys, etc. Terry foud us an interest rate/program that no one else could and Kim shot beautiful pictures of the property. It was great to see that Dan's high standards carried over to others he brought into the deals. Dan is very well connected and everyone who knows Dan likes him. I really can't say enough good things about him and trust me....I'm a very tough, but fair, critic. If you're looking for someone who knows his stuff, is well respected, takes his work and clients extremely seriously and has a fantastic network, there is no one better than Dan.


    Serene and Barry, We never could have gotten our first home without you! Thank you so much for your guidance, patience and words of wisdom. I think Joe is finally out of questions to ask! Thank you so much for your gracious gift. We'll see you at the engagement party and wedding. We will have a summer BBQ in our new home and you will be our guest of honor. Thank you so much for helping to make our dreams reality!!


    Caskey and Caskey Commercial did a wonderful job selling our building. From marketing, communication, and getting our price, they far exceeded our expectations. Great company!

    Pat P

    I can not say enough about Chris Plank’s attention to detail and customer service. He makes, what is normally a very stressful process, very easy. Chris knows the South Bay real estate market and has a long list of service providers to help your house purchase, sale or improvement project progress smoothly and efficiently. I would not buy or sell a house in South Bay without him.

    Brooke L

    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

    I have used Darrin on a number of transactions both buying and selling. His creativity on sourcing both off market opportunities and helping guide us on listed properties has been exceptional. I would not hesitate to use Darren again.

    Chris S

    My husband and I met Christine at an open house we found on Zillow. We quickly knew that she would be the right match for us as we sold our Hermosa Beach sand section home and sought to purchase a Manhattan Beach home. Within one day of meeting her, she connected us with an off-market home that was exactly what we wanted. A few weeks later we had sold one home and closed on a new one. If I were to describe Christine in two words, I’d say she is full of enthusiasm and hustle. She was as excited for us as we were for ourselves and enthusiastically helped us navigate the buy-side and sell-side. Additionally she had the hustle we needed to get two deals done on time and within the financial parameters we had put forward. It was a pleasure to get to know, and work with, Christine.

    Kollen P

    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

    Brook is absolutely amazing and I highly recommend for all of one's real estate needs. He always goes the extra mile (more accurate to say extra one hundred miles!). We used him to both buy and sell, and it was an effortless and optimal experience. Just to list a few positives: - His great attitude and friendliness, not to mention his availability and hard work he puts into his job (at one point he climbed the room of the house we were selling himself to clean the windows!) - His no pressure style which supports you both on the buying and and selling side - The myriad connections he has with all sorts of auxiliary services (handymen, staging companies, cleaners, etcs) - Always willing to help a hand with unrelated tasks i.e help with moving! In short Brook is great at his job and everyone and anyone should use him!

    Dr G

    Kurt is a true professional and would recommend him to family and friends due to his deep knowledge in real estate transactions, attention to detail, being responsive, and the feeling you get that he has your best interest in mind at all times. Kurt represented us when we purchased some units in Long Beach and could not be happier with the outcome. We have complete confidence in Kurt and will work with him again.

    Scott B

    Barry and Serene worked with us, and the sellers, to make it a win-win situation for everyone and get our offer accepted. As first-time home buyers, they were great in guiding us through the process, from making an offer to the close of escrow. We would recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell, especially in today's multiple bid environment. They are an awesome real estate team! They were so patient with all my questions and concerns and literally were on call 7 days a week. I couldn't recommend a better team than Barry and Serene.

    Chris W

    Bryn is incredibly knowledgeable, approachable, and diligent. She is very responsive and is the one that you want on your side whether you're buying your selling. Anyone would be lucky to have Bryn as their agent -- she's wonderful and is highly recommended!


    Serene and Barry sold my older home in Manhattan Beach as a private sale. The communication was wonderful.....they kept me in the loop; they are quite knowledgeable of market conditions; they are professional, and were a delight to work with. They stayed on top of all the details, making the selling process an easy one for me as Seller. Very pleasant couple and great to work with. I would definitely use them again.


    Karina provided excellent service, showed high level of professionalism and exceptional customer experience. She was able to come up with creative, yet pragmatic solutions to make the deal happen, including finding a well paying tenant for one of my rental properties. While doing so she demonstrated high level of integrity and ethics. The deal, she helped our family with, was especially challenging as Karina was representing both seller and the buyer, and I can honestly say that she acted fairly in the interest of both parties. Last but not least, Karina has a great personality and exceptional sense of humor, which makes the home buying experience pleasant and satisfying. I would highly recommend Karina as a real estate professional and will gladly use her services for my future real estate transactions

    Vitaliy R

    Serene & Barry , We just wanted to thank you again for all your help and guidance with our new home. I know we wouldn't be in our wonderful home without you. We're very excited. Can't wait to have you and Barry over once we get all settled. Take care and keep smiling!


    Shawn Dugan was my Realtor and has represented me extraordinarily well over the past weeks. … He serves his clients well; with integrity, and with knowledge, and with a great depth of experience, notwithstanding what appears to be his youthfulness. He knows what he is doing, and he is trustworthy with your real estate needs.

    Tom A

    I had been approached by many realtors, but none were as professional as Dave and his team. Dave got it to the handful of buyers that might be interested and generated multiple offers. Ultimately, my property went for 30.5% over asking price. Through the escrow process, he was diligent in following up and working with my tenants and myself. He made the process as painless as possible. I would use Caskey & Caskey for any Beach City sales. He knows the area through and through.

    Shirin K

    Let's face it, buying a home isn't something most of us do often. It's stressful, requires patience, and more. You want someone good representing you and your interests. Chris isn't just a good agent, he's the agent you *need* when looking for the home you want. He really listens to what you like and do not like on every showing, and refines his recommendations from there. Chris doesn't tell you what he thinks of the home; he tells you how it fits your asks. And he is quite considerate of your time - some agents just show you every listing from MLS - Chris vets the listings, visits them in advance, and maximizes your time searching. He knows the South Bay extremely well - he knows what properties should appraise at, how to bid in a price war, et cetera. A huge help to have in your corner in a competitive market. Chris is also part therapist - keeping you calm as you negotiate all phases of the buying process, from the search, to contracts, to inspections, and more. He knew when to push back, when to accept, who to contact for every facet of the process, and more. We are recommending Chris to anyone and everyone that will listen. If you are serious about buying a home, he really is the one you want for your search.

    Mike S

    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

    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

    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

    My wife and I had been looking for quite some time to buy our first home and in that process had met numerous real estate agents. However, when meeting Barry we felt he had the right combination of market knowledge and easy-going, no pressure manner. We knew we would have peace of mind with Barry as our agent. He guided us professionally in negotiating the purchase of our Playa Del Rey home, gave us straight forward answers to our questions, and helped us through all the paperwork, inspections and escrow process. Barry really took care of us and we would highly recommend him to other home buyers.


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

    Ben I

    I have bought and sold several homes through Dave Caskey and he is simply as good as it gets. Dave has the experience that can only come from continuously being one of the top Realtors in the South Bay. Dave's selling and buying strategies have had major financial impacts in our transactions, I feel fortunate to partner with him and his entire team. Whether you choose Caskey or not - at a minimum consult with Dave, financially speaking it could be one of the most important one hour meetings you ever have.

    Jerrell S

    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

    Lily was incredible! Without her, we would not have found the property we purchased and have been able to have the offer accepted in such a competitive environment with multiple offers. Lily was with us every step of the way and always extremely responsive at all hours of the day and night. We have never seen such a hard working person do all that she can to complete the purchase. We are so grateful that we had Lily as our Realtor. She is clearly "BEST IN CLASS"!


    Chris was our real estate agent in our first home purchase in August 2004. Chris was amazing; working with both our budget and a tight market he found us the greatest first home. After looking at several homes, bidding on a few and being out bid, we started to get frustrated. Chris encouraged us to wait patiently and that he would find us what we wanted. Sure enough, we waited patiently and we got the home we wanted. Chris’ organizational skills and follow through made working with the listing agent very easy. She commented to us that we were very lucky to have someone like Chris representing us, and that it was a real pleasure to work with a professional. To this day, we still maintain contact with Chris, as he has been an amazing resource to us. We cannot say enough about him and his work ethic. We were extremely pleased with our house and would highly recommend Chris to anyone looking to buy in South Bay and surrounding areas.

    Julie M

    I was looking for a quiet home in Manhattan or Hermosa and Brook helped uncover multiple hidden gems that made the decision a (pleasingly) difficult one. I ultimately decided on a Hermosa Beach location that I think normally would have felt out of reach but Brook’s timely local knowledge and support in closing logistics made it all possible.

    Anthony H

    My wife and I had been looking for quite some time to buy our first home and in that process had met numerous real estate agents. However, when meeting Barry we felt he had the right combination of market knowledge and easy-going, no pressure manner. We knew we would have peace of mind with Barry as our agent. He guided us professionally in negotiating the purchase of our Playa Del Rey home, gave us straight forward answers to our questions, and helped us through all the paperwork, inspections and escrow process. Barry really took care of us and we would highly recommend him to other home buyers.


    “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

    Karynne has amazing negotiation skills. The property I purchased was complicated and she handled everything with expertise skills. Her knowledge of the area is excellent. I had a great experience and have been buying property for many years. She has a special character that is not easily found.

    Lauren G

    I have too many good things to say about my experience with Chris as my real estate broker. Chris listens to what his clients are looking for in a property, therefore, he is able to efficiently show listings that fit his clients desires. I did not have time to waste with a realtor who pushed properties that did not fit my requirements. Chris provides insight into each property through diligent research and his experience. He will explain to you the pitfalls of any design or amenity connected to the property. Most importantly, Chris truly wants his clients to make well informed decisions, and with incredible patience, he will go through every line of your escrow papers. When you work with Chris, you have the confidence that he is on your side and looking out for your best interests.

    Lucia R

    Cindy Shearin is the consummate professional and I highly recommend her. She has done numerous transactions with us and we always feel like we got the best price in a timely manner as well as great service. If you wish to buy or sell a home you will not find anyone better than Cindy. She is the best and no one else is close.


    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

    After consulting several friends and interviewing many agents, we were thrilled with our choice of Dave Caskey to handle the sale of our beloved Manhattan Beach home. Dave and his team made the process easier than I imagined. He made excellent contractor recommendations for work we wanted to have completed, was available and extremely patient for the many questions we had and was a true professional. Additionally, he made sure potential buyers knew exactly what we loved about our house and made it shine. Finally, we were extremely pleased that he was able to get a good offer in the amount that we were hoping to receive, despite what other agents had predicted our sale price would be, and he made the completion of a long distance sale a snap. Besides all of this-he really is a good guy. I highly recommend Caskey & Caskey for all of your real estate needs!

    Kim N

    I worked with Shawn on the sale of my home. … He was amazing in terms of negotiating the offer we ended up accepting. … We actually ended up going back to both parties and were able to get a higher offer from both parties. We sold for close to $50,000 more than asking price, in addition to negotiating that I could stay mo to mo as long as I wanted for $1,500/mo less than my mortgage. It was just an outstanding deal he was able to negotiate. He made it so easy. I’ve referred my business partner whose house Shawn sold. This was a house that was on the market with a different Realtor and was not able to get sold for 8 weeks, that Shawn took over and sold in two weeks… He was very happy and are very impressed with his approach to the sale process and the prep - to getting the home ready. That was the most amazing thing, how well he was ready for that open house. It was almost like a team getting ready for the Super Bowl. They knew all the game plan. He knew everything. He had all his ducks in a row, and we killed it. … And I couldn’t have imagined it being any easier.

    Ahmed M

    Dave has represented me on several properties since 2002, including investment properties and the purchase and sale of our primary residences. He is always well connected and in tune with what is happening in South Bay real estate. He provides a great perspective on the nuances from house to house and neighborhood to neighborhood. He also has been very helpful with all of the major and minor items that might come up when closing, whether it is move related or home maintenance. I highly recommend the Caskey & Caskey team if you are buying in the Beach cities.

    David M

    As an East Coaster taking the plunge and moving to the West Coast, it was a true blessing that I found Piper Moretti on a Google search. The time Piper had spent with me to locate the perfect home that fits my needs as well as my family was so valuable in the search. She was responsive, professional and extremely accommodating to how we wanted to proceed with the closing of our home. She made every effort and stepped out of her comfort zone to make the imperative connections to get the job done. Piper Moretti is invaluable in the Real Estate market. If you're lucky enough to find her on a Google Search, she's the realtor who will take the "For Sale" sign and turn it into your "Home Sweet Home" sign.


    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

    Our experience with Chris was fantastic. His expertise and professionalism were instrumental in our finding the right property and purchasing it stress free. Chris took care of all the details, while keeping us apprised every step of the way; making sure we saw quality properties, negotiating with other realtors, attending our inspection, and overseeing the specifics of our escrow, mortgage and insurance needs. Even after our purchase was completed, Chris followed through with us to ensure our complete satisfaction. He is obviously committed to making sure his clients get exactly what they are looking for at the best price possible.

    Joe L

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