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

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    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

    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!


    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

    “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

    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

    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

    My husband and I were interested in moving our family to Manhattan Beach about 4 years ago but did not have an agent. We tried going to open houses on our own and calling off of "For Sale" signs. We happened upon a listing that was one of Dan O'Connor's and after meeting with him a few times, we decided to have him be our agent. BEST DECISION EVER! He showed us several homes but the one that stood out was a home in a GREAT location but needed an addition and remodel. Had it not been for Dan, we never would've considered this an option but after 8 months adding square footage and remodeling other areas, we ended up in a home that was PERFECT for our family in a location we are SO happy with. Dan certainly helped guide us along the process and helped us imagine what our house could be with a little work. We are so grateful for Dan's expertise, professionalism and hard work. We would recommend him a million times over!!


    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.


    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

    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

    Bought a Single Family home in 2010 in Hermosa Beach, California. As a first time buyer, Fred was able to smoothly guide us through the home buying process. Local knowledge, process expertise, responsiveness, and negotiation skills! His professionalism and his knowledge of the area put us at ease and we have been happy home buyers since!

    Dr. L

    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

    Between my ex husband and I, thanks to Chris, we have bought 3 homes, sold 1, and and have gotten 3 awesome renters for the duplex. We couldn't be happier! Chris is absolutely the guy that you want to have representing your home buying dreams and budget. He takes the time to find out what you like walking around the homes with you. He knows about the neighborhoods in regards to safety and appreciating value. He has a good understanding of construction of homes- pointing out things like the roof, termites, piping, and other things that a buyer needs to be aware of to avoid costly repairs after purchase. He is the one you want to have interacting with the other professionals of the buying process: he's professional, friendly, well known in the realty and local community, and KNOWLEDGABLE. He puts everyone at ease with his confidence and smile. He was always upfront with the negotiation process and let us in on the options, what he'd suggest we ask for (which always made sense), and how he expected the other party to respond.... He was always spot on- no buyer regret when you work with Chris! He's a part of the power house Caskey & Caskey team, so you'll have access to the best options in lenders, escrow, home inspectors, etc. I look forward to working with Chris again in a few years when I'm ready for an upgrade!

    Josie S

    I cannot say enough great things about Chris Plank. I got the best deal on a fantastic property in Manhattan Beach because of Chris. When I first started thinking about buying a condominium or a town home in the South Bay, I had a friend who was a part-time real estate agent showing me some properties. He was not that responsive or sensitive to my needs, and not very clear on what I was looking for. My landlord at the time told me that he always used Chris as his real estate agent and suggested I give Chris a call. Fortunately I listened to my landlord, and learned what a really great real estate agent was when I met Chris. Chris was so down to earth, and made sure I was comfortable and felt no pressure to purchase a property. He would send me emails with prospective properties that met my criteria, and I would notify him of any properties that I was interested in and we would schedule a time to view the properties together. During the course of our weekly excursions, Chris learned what I liked about various properties, and what I didn´t like, and became keenly aware of the qualities in a property that I looked for. I had never purchased a property before, and I was so reassured that Chris was looking out for me when he would point out drawbacks, or potential problems, with any property we looked at. His sincere desire to find me the perfect property and no pressure style really makes him stand out above other realtors. One day he told me about a property that was just placed on the market that he thought I might be interested in. It was so new to the market, it had not been advertised on the MLS yet. We went to see it and I immediately knew it was a property I had to make an offer on. It was perfect! There was another purchaser very interested in the property, and we both made offers. I also knew that there would be a number of additional offers if the property stayed on the market; however, I was determined not to get into a bidding war and pay too much for the property! Chris understood my concerns, made an attractive offer to the seller and took an aggressive negotiating position. To my delight, my offer was accepted and I got the property. During my search for the perfect property, it was evident that Chris made it a point to know all the properties on the market in the South Bay, and I truly believe I would never seen this property had I been with a realtor who was any less committed than Chris. After finding the property, Chris´ expertise and attention to detail made the transaction painless for me and escrow closed without a hitch. I would use Chris Plank as my agent in a heartbeat. He truly is a cut above the typical realtor and I give his name out to friends, clients, and colleagues on a regular basis.

    Sheri 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!


    I dont have enough positive things to say about Juliet. She found the most amazing place for me and handled everything flawlessly from start to finish. She is respsonsive, attentive, efficient, and an absolute joy to work with. I recommend her to everyone I know and am always appreciated for doing so. Thank you Juliet!

    Megan H

    Wonderful selling experience with Karynne! Super organized! Very knowledgable! I was gone most of the summer and Karynne worked with all of the workers to get the house ready and staged and on the market ON TIME! Would highly recommend Karynne!

    Angela N

    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

    My husband and I chose Lily Liang because she is the top broker in Palos Verdes. Lily is extremely knowledgeable about the Palos Verdes area and she is a sharp negotiator. Lily treated us with respect and helped us consider each offer we received. She is a hard worker who returns phone calls and emails quickly. Lily was always concerned for our family's personal well being throughout the selling process. Lily has a well earned reputation for being a top broker in Southern California. If you are searching for an exemplary real estate broker, I highly recommend Lily Liang!


    Christa assisted us with the purchase of our first home in Hermosa Beach. She is extremely knowledgeable, experienced and professional. She goes above and beyond what we could have ever expected from our real estate agent. Christa works very hard, does her research, communicates with all parties and has been a tremendous resource for us throughout the buying process. We recommend her without hesitation and will use her for any of our future real estate needs.

    Jenn S

    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

    I sold my home through Hank Scheinberg. Hank handled every detail with calm efficiency and unfailing good humor. He is a man of consummate integrity and honesty in a profession that is not always associated with those qualities. Hank has a wealth of real estate knowledge gained through many years of experience. I highly recommend Hank to anyone who wants their real estate transaction handled with the care and concern it deserves.

    Debi C

    From the first day your ideas, direction and vision were right on point leading up to the successful sale of our home. What impressed me the most is the tireless effort you put forth in a very sensitive caring manner. Selling the house your kids grew up in is an emotional experience to say the least. The time spent with you allowed us to appreciate the fact that you understood the emotional aspect of selling our house and for that I will always be grateful. Finally, this sale was not an easy one from an escrow perspective. I truly appreciate your candidness and professionalism as we navigated through the difficulties that the house presented. Cindy / Bill, thank you so much for your professional, and caring manner in which you handled the sale of our home. From start to finish I felt like more than a client to you and that is the highest compliment I can give.


    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

    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

    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

    Bryn and the team at Caskey and Caskey have and continue to simply take care of my family and help us to live out our dreams. They have sold and purchased for us with reasonable expectations that were only blown away by amazing results. Everything is taken care of, as we are guided hand in hand and step by step with personalized and customized treatment that completely fits not only our family, but the growing and revolving needs of our family living out dreams and thinking big together. Professional, efficient and hands on with care and bottom line results, means exciting and rewarding results for an overall experience second to none. Thank you, Bryn and the whole Caskey and Caskey team!

    Chris J

    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

    I worked with Chris to sell my house in Torrance after meeting with a different realty company. Talk about night and day. Chris and his team descended upon my house within 1 day of our meeting. They took notes, looked closely at every detail in my home and let me know exactly what the process was and what it would take to sell my home for the price point I demanded. It really was amazing. Yes, people say a house in LA can sell itself in this market but what they don't tell you is that you may be leaving a lot of money on the table. With Caskey&Caskey I got offers above asking before the open house! I rarely write reviews about anything other than food but man, these people are fantastic at what they do. Honest and just all around great to work with! The start to finish process of selling a home was seamless, there were no hiccups that I had to deal with - Chris was behind the scenes getting it all handled!

    Tuni C

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

    Kristi B

    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 have been happily living in our first home for four months now, and are very glad that we chose Lily Liang to be our realtor. Now that my husband and I and our 3 children are settling into our home and neighborhood, we can now fully appreciate the service value Lily provided us. Lily very skillfully and graciously guided us through each step of the home-buying process. Takes excellent care of clients: Despite being a successful agent for several decades with so many multi-million dollar listings, Lily nevertheless took us under her wing and made us feel completely taken care of. She always looked after us like we were her top-priority and only client although she obviously had many larger fish to fry. As I looked around at Palos Verdes properties with her, it was apparent she had not only high-profile status, but also the respect and admiration of local residents and other real estate professionals that we came into contact with. A no-nonsense time saver: When we first contacted Lily, we knew nothing about the area, and were focused on optimizing square footage for our family of five. Hence, we did not know the differences within the same town that made some neighborhoods more desirable than others from a quality of life perspective. Whenever I sent her a list of properties that we might be interested in viewing, Lily was already familiar with each property and had valuable insights about each house so that we didn’t waste our time viewing unsuitable homes (since we lived an hour away and had only a limited time for viewing). With keen eye and judgment: After several meetings, it was Lily who suggested that we look at the house that we bought. Although I had dismissed the home online as being not our style nor within our price range, she suggested that we take a look at it nevertheless, because she thought it offered very good value. When we saw it, we agreed with her and decided to make an offer. A skilled, patient negotiator: Thanks to her judgment and effective negotiating skills, we were able to get our current home, the first house we ever made an offer on, despite being in a multiple-offer seller’s environment. Nonetheless, despite both parties being very stubborn about certain issues, Lily enabled us to iron out a deal that made both buyer and seller happy. If she hadn’t been our agent, we would likely not have succeeded in buying this home. A pleasant, responsive professional: Throughout the escrow process Lily was always pleasant, detail-oriented and patient. As jittery first time home buyers, we deluged her with some very basic questions but she patiently held our hands, calmed our fears, yet never made us feel patronized. She went out of her way to make top quality recommendations for local providers for everything from mortgage lenders to pre-schools. She always kept in good amicable communication with us despite all the endless minutiae she had to help us process during of the escrow process. A caring, dear friend: We therefore most highly recommend Lily both as a consummate real estate professional and as a honorable, trustworthy caring person. We feel that she has is a true friend in the area now and look forward to keeping in touch with her in the years to come. We cannot thank her enough for contributing her outstanding experience, judgment and skills in helping us to buy our family’s first home.


    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

    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!!


    Holly was the consummate professional.  She grasped very quickly what we were looking for and showed us great properties.  She knows the business and was a joy to work with.

    Michael D

    We have lived in Southern California for more than half a century and have bought and sold a number of properties. Among the many real estate agents we have encountered, Lily Liang is the most thoughtful, effective, and honest one we have ever met. We started to look for a house to purchase in Palos Verdes (PV) peninsula of Los Angeles in 2012. Our search criteria were quit strict: recent construction, tasteful architecture, good ocean view, high ceiling interior, private bath in every bedroom, no swimming pool, etc. After meeting with numerous agents and visiting many houses over six months, we were not successful in finding any property to make an offer. We met Lily through the Internet. She provided us an effective and comprehensive review of a very competitive PV real estate market based on her 30 plus years of experience in real estate. She is highly networked with other agents and prepared an in-depth analysis of the properties that nearly met our requirements. Her expertise immediately narrowed down our search to a manageable few. Lily also used her knowledge about PV neighborhoods and insights about each property under consideration to facilitate our selection. Even having received a great deal of useful information from her, we never felt any pressure to make an offer. She left the decision entirely to us. Lily is pleasant to talk to, easy to reach by phone, and responsive to our email. She worked with us tirelessly using photos, descriptions, and objective evaluation to identify and show us candidate houses even when the time or the weather was not the most desirable. In fact, she arrived to show us the house that we eventually purchased in a cold, rainy Sunday afternoon only twenty minutes after we contacted her. Lily reviewed with us the suitability of this house in order to make sure it is the right one for us. Once we expressed serious interest in this property, she skillfully negotiated a price acceptable to both the seller and to us in a couple of days. After we made our decision to buy, Lily wrote a fair and attractive offer for us. The purchase agreement was reached with the seller only in three days, and the escrow was closed in 45 days without any complication. Soon after the escrow was closed, Lily realized that we were not ready to move in. To avoid our house being unoccupied for a long time, she proactively recruited an ideal tenant for us, and even helped us furnish this house as our tenant wished. We are truly grateful to Lily for her extraordinary service before and after the sale was completed. We have since found out that our remarkable experience with Lily was not a unique case. Lily’s help to her clients often does not end after the escrow was closed. Sometimes she provided move-in assistance, or helped take care of the property if the owner could not live there full-time, or helped lease the property as in our case. All these extra services are beyond an agent’s normal duty and Lily offered them because of her kindness and a strong desire to make the purchase a lasting success. Based on her integrity, exceptional service, and dedication to her clients, it is no surprise that Lily is a recipient of the great honor in real estate profession -- one of the Top 250 Agents in the US. We highly recommend her to anyone seeking for a real estate professional’s service.


    Linda Hernandez was my buying agent and I cannot express how much gratitude and high regard I have for the Klapper Group. From helping me find the perfect place, to getting our offer and FBO successfully accepted, to walking me through the countless hurdles and obstacles of the escrow process, I have Linda, Abby Berstein, and Aaron Klapper to thank for helping me get my first home! I not only highly recommend Klapper Group, but encourage anyone reading this to trust me when I say that having a good agent on your side when buying or selling your home is one of the best decisions you can make. Thank you Klapper Group!

    Jacko A

    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!


    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

    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

    Thanks to Judy D' Angelo for helping us out yet again last month. She is always there for us even though she sold us this home almost 21 years ago. I remember when we moved into our home. It was a real find matching our "wish list" perfectly. Judy provided us with the house plans and a list of the responsible contractors. However, last month we needed service on our fire sprinkler system and the original company was no longer available.Judy provided us with a referral to Fire Safe systems for the repair. They were great as are all of her referrals. We vacationed with friends recently in Lake Tahoe. We compared notes. Judy also helped them through four transactions! We have them beat with six total buy and sells with Judy! Michelle and I continue to recommend Judy to our friends and co-workers. We have no plans to move from our current home. We still consider it a 'real find'!


    We found at Caskey and Caskey you get not just your agent, but a team of people who are smart, resourceful and very experienced. Every person we encountered seemed to bend over backwards to help us make a success of our home sale. We were treated like VIPs selling our tall and skinny in Redondo Beach even though they also represent multimillion dollar homes on The Strand as well. They were always supportive and patient with any concerns we had and were always so fast to respond. The team assessed our house made suggestions to improve it for sale to get the best possible price and designed a customized marketing plan. We followed their advice. Deanna Whipp the director of operations there, is a force. She went above and beyond to make our house ready for market. Following the teams advice was so worth it! The price we received was so far beyond our expectations we were in disbelief! I would definitely recommend Dave and his team to first timer buyers/sellers as well as seasoned vets of real estate transactions. You will be delighted how you are treated as well as your results!

    Jennifer W

    There is no better feeling in the world when you meet a team of agents who get you.

    Linda R

    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.


    Thank You Yvonne Amarillas, for all your kind and professional assistance in selling my home. I had interviewed so many realtors and none seem to understand what my needs and objectives were in selling. YOU Got It immediately. Much to my relief, my sale was so painless and so professional with all the personal care I could have ever asked for. Selling my home by pocket listing was brilliant and taking what seemed like 48 hours and sold well over my asking price. Your guidance and unwavering patience with my million questions was so reassuring. Thank you again for all you have done, it is my privilege to refer any/all possible business to you. Warm regards from a grateful seller.

    Judy G

    Bryn was fantastic! she is very knowledgeable, responsive and professional. She was very patient with us as first time buyers and guided us through the process step by step. I will definitely use her again and I would recommended her to anyone looking for an agent!


    Cindy is a true professional, with extensive knowledge in every aspect of the real estate process. If you are selling, she has great vision of how your property will present itself best, and will move mountains to achieve that. If you are buying, she will work tirelessly to find you the best property, often delivering more that you would have dreamed possible, at a price better than you dared hope expect - she is an excellent negotiator. I have both purchased and sold property with Cindy's help several times over the past 15 years (including income properties and spec homes), and remain a very happy client. You could not be in better hands than Cindy's!

    Thomas D

    I have bought homes, leased homes and sold homes with Christa over a 5 year period. My wife and I purchased a beach home in Hermosa and that was initially to be used as a vacation home and then decided to use it as a rental property. Christa found very good tenants and as we were out of the area- was more than helpful in taking care of any tenant issues. As we are planning to ultimately relocate to southern cal in the coming years, I would not hesitate to utilize Christa again. She was fabulous.


    We used the Klapper group to sell our old house and purchase our new house and were extremely impressed with the entire team. Both Aaron and Linda were a pleasure to work with and made sure that everything from beginning to end went smoothly. We would be happy to use them again for any real estate needs.

    Ryan G

    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!!


    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

    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.


    Ralph did a perfect job with a caring heart and established knowledge when I sold my house. He listened very carefully about my request and respected my wishes while he was very protective for me to have the maximum profit I could have. He has beautiful senses about how we can sell the house the fastest way so he teamed up with a house decorator to emphasize all the best parts of my house. I have so much respect and trust that Ralph E Ferdinand is the best realtor. What a great thing to work with someone who we could really trust for this difficult process.

    Yumi T

    Lily was exceptionally professional in every direction. Her wisdom, competence and professionalism made all the difference in selling our home. In order to reach the price point we were seeking, Lily worked hard and her outstanding marketing skills generated many showings. We were privileged to have multiple offers and Lily proved herself to be an expert throughout the entire process. She was incredibly responsive and kept us up to date especially when things were not going as expected. Towards the close of escrow there was added complexity, but Lily was a great help and got us through it. Overall, Lily’s years of experience and knowledge of the market were instrumental in the sale of our home.


    We just completed our second and third real estate transaction with Dan, and I can't speak highly enough about the level of effort he put into both. Although I hope not to be in the market again for the foreseeable future, if I was he would definitely be my first call.

    Bill J

    We selected Caskey & Caskey after interviewing other brokers, but also based on the very strong recommendation of our next door neighbors, who had just had a fantastic experience listing their home with Dave. Our goal was to sell our home in Manhattan Village as quickly as possible, and at a price that might seta high mark for the neighborhood. We selected Dave and his team based on market knowledge and marketing ability. What we didn’t even appreciate at the time was the power of Dave’s support team, including a fantastic home repair, sprucing and staging team, and a great website and collateral materials,all of which really helped to maximize our home’s best features and selling value. In addition, there were lots of little touches and support—too many to detail here—that were extremely helpful and beyond what we’ve ever experienced from a realtor. We definitely recommend Dave and his team!

    Robert W

    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

    As a first time home buyers, we were so thankful to have Colin as our agent to help guide us through the process. He was an excellent resource and offered helpful suggestions with everything from our mortgage, a handyman, floor repair, inspections and simplified everything for us along the way through the offer to escrow and after we closed. I can't say enough great things about working with Colin - it was a true pleasure. I highly recommend getting in touch with Colin for your real estate needs!

    Danielle S

    Colin was amazing! We were looking to find a buildable lot in Manhattan Beach, but also considering other options. Colin knows the local market well and was able to bring us lots of options, including off market properties. I was really impressed by his knowledge of the area, properties coming onto the market, and most of all his integrity. He went above and beyond what normal agents would do to make sure we found our perfect property. Colin is also super friendly and awesome to work with, thanks Colin!

    Steve S

    Thank you for finding us our beautiful home. There aren't enough words to fully express how much we appreciate what you did for us. You went above and beyond to get this house. Every step of the way you helped educate us on the process of buying a home and made it a great learning experience. We are so excited to start our journey as home owners and can not thank you enough for your expertise and efficiency in getting everything done. Forever Grateful,  

    Matt T

    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

    I had to sell my late mom's home in a relatively short timeframe. I was referred to the Klapper Group from my estate attorney. I found Aaron Klapper and his staff to be extremely helpful, knowledgeable and responsive. He was quick to come out, assess the estate situation and the local market. He answered many questions for me throughout the process. The actual sale occurred even faster than I thought - about 2 months. And I was quite pleased with the price. Afterward, the Klapper Group was very thorough when finalizing post-sale details. I would definitely recommend Klapper Group!

    Roxanne 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

    Kurt Allen is an amazing agent! He knows his stuff well. He is professional, committed and works hard to get you his best! You are never alone, even when the purchase is over. You can count on him well past the day you get your keys to your new house. You can trust Kurt. He is a friend for ever!!!

    Judy G

    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

    We have been lucky enough to be on both ends of the real estate spectrum with Peggy guiding the way. She was our realtor when we were buying our home in Manhattan Beach. That experience was so positive that when we were ready to sell many years later, we simply wouldn't consider any other realtor other than Peggy. During the years in between buying & selling, Peggy was readily available as our "go-to" any time we had real estate questions, queries, or needed advice about our home in general. And I don't know where we would've been without her contact list of handymen, painters, plumbers, floor experts, etc, etc.! She is simply THE BEST.

    Vicki G

    Allison Snider made our move as seamless as possible. Being from the UK there were parts to buying a house that were new to us. Allison explained everything clearly, was patient & made it a pleasurable experience. We would highly recommend Allison to anyone buying or selling a house.


    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 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

    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

    Dan O'Connor is an outstanding broker. He is very knowledgeable about the South Bay real estate market, and very skilled in marketing properties. He has a great eye for value and knows how much to offer in a purchase situation, and how much to demand in a sale. My wife and I have used Dan to buy and sell several properties, residential and investment properties in the South Bay and he has always done a great job for us. He keeps his word, keeps his appointments, handles himself with the utmost of professionalism and, most importantly, knows how to close a deal. We consider ourselves lucky to have had the opportunity to work with him.


    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

    To whoever wants to work with Shawn-- he's the best. He helped us from A to Z to get this house, and we're very happy. Thank you, Shawn. Good luck!

    Tiffany V

    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!

    Jacqueline M

    Karynne is amazing in every way. So plugged into the South Bay beach community. I could not have asked for a better realtor, especially for us since we were relocating to the area! Karynne was with us every step of the way, helping us figure out the best fit for our family in the South Bay. She is very detail oriented and had loads of information like school test scores and contractor contacts. She also showed us multiple places before they even went on the market, which was really helpful since things are pretty competitive right now. When we had questions on things like "cost to put in AC", she not only gave an estimate, but called a professional to get a real number for us. She always got back to us immediately with any question we had, small or large. I was also really impressed with her intuition - she has a pulse on the market and was a star negotiator. She never pushed us to offer higher numbers, rather encouraged us to be smart and get into a place for a fair price instead of overpaying. She has her clients best interest at heart. I would recommend her to anyone. We were very lucky to find her!

    Lindsay W

    Will and Rachel worked around my schedule to help me understand the market and showed me numerous homes. They really understood what I was looking for and never once wasted my time with something I would have no interest in.

    Margo H

    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

    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

    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

    Nicole is an amazing realtor. I can’t recommend her highly enough for any of your real estate needs. She has extensive knowledge of the local neighborhoods, she is incredibly thoughtful about what would be best for you and your family, and she is unstoppable when it comes to getting you into a home that is perfect for you. I met Nicole when my family relocated to California from Texas. Even though Nicole’s primary focus is sales, she enthusiastically brought us on as clients - happy to get us familiar and settled in the South Bay. She is generous, warm, and welcoming. Nicole spent considerable time with me. She not only walked with me through a variety of homes at various price points, but also helped me understand the nuances of the neighborhoods - down to the everyday details that can impact your quality of life, such as schools, parks, shops & restaurants. She lives in the area, has raised a family here, and understands how details matter. We had long conversations about the differences between locations - always in the context of what would be best for my family. I never got the feeling that Nicole was trying to “force-fit” my family into a property just to get a deal done or that she was showing us properties that didn’t match with our needs. She has amazing talent and learns your preferences quickly, then refines her recommended list of potentials as she gets to know you better. We were on an incredibly tight timeline and needed someone highly responsive. Even though the entire process - first meeting to lease signing - lasted nearly three weeks, Nicole was incredibly helpful and communicative the entire time. We always felt that we were her top priority. She was instantly accessible via phone, email, and text. As with any real estate transaction, there were unexpected twists and turns along the way and like most clients, we had our anxious moments during this process. When it comes to getting through the difficult patches, Nicole is a steady hand. You can count on her to be a calming voice in even the tensest situations. She remains steadfastly focused on the end game - getting you into a wonderful new house. I can’t recommend Nicole enough. She is an incredible realtor and a wonderful person. You would be lucky to have her on your team.

    Troy F

    Have known Ms. Pacific for a long time and could not have been more happy with all she did in such a quality way to have our Palos Verdes home sold appropriately. Highly recommend her.

    Alan M

    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.


    Kurt Allen is a man of principal and truly cares about his clients needs. I would highly recommend Kurt knowing his good intentions, knowledge and efficient business results. He will make you and your family the priority when buying or selling your home.

    Steph W

    Dan is the consummate professional, and as a second-generation South Bay agent, is extremely knowledgeable and well-connected. Dan adroitly guided the negotations of the purchase of my wife's dream home, while selling our existing house, at our price, without even listing the house.

    Mix R

    We met Cindy as she represented the seller of the house we were interested in. Because we found her listing on our own, we knew that we would have more benefits if we used her as our representative as a buyer. However, we were concern that she would side with the seller because she knew the owner well. So here's how we worked with Cindy and how she represented us.. We saw her listing on Superbowl Sunday and chanced that she would show it. She couldn't because of the Superbowl - no problem. But she said tomorrow Monday. Monday comes and she's there before us ready to show us around. We liked that house and asked her to be our agent. We said we wanted to offer below the selling price because this house was more than our established max on previous houses. At the same time we don't want to offend the seller by going too low. We told Cindy our price of $1.6 Mil in which she said might be a good offer. She told us the house has been on the market for a while and owner wanted to sell this house soon and our offer was fair. We drafted our offer and sure enough that evening it was agreed. All the fine details of the condition of the house and repairs needed were sorted and logic out by her for both parties to see. Cindy is a great realtor! She was professional about her representation without siding with any client when she has dual representation. At no time did we feel she was favoring the seller nor was Cindy trying to push the seller to sell. She truly represented both sides fairly.


    We could have written a lot of praises about Cindy - and it would have been a ``BEST SELLER!`` Cindy is ABSOLUTELY THE BEST! Cindy cares about her clients tremendously and it shows every step of the way. She was outstanding in both the purchase of our new home and the sale of our old home (which sold in 1 weekend). The timing was impeccable and Cindy made it happen. Her knowledge, professionalism and attention to details are superb and she helps you through the process with ease. Cindy is always there for you no matter what questions or concerns you may have, even after the transactions are complete. Her engaging personality is an asset and made it a very enjoyable experience. We feel extremely fortunate to have crossed paths with Cindy and will recommend her to everyone we know. Thank you Cindy for everything!

    Mora B

    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

    Jim HERMAN was great to us! Patient along the way of our search. He found exactly what we needed in the end

    Hayley P

    I interviewed several realtors to be my listing agent when selling my condo in Santa Monica. Many claimed to be "experts" in the area, and promised "world-class marketing" but when I asked them about their listing strategy, they lost me. Then I had the chance to sit down with Colin, and he approached things a bit differently. Rather than come in and tell me how great he was, he took the majority of time to ask me questions. Why was I selling, what do I need from a realtor, what are the priorities for the sale - top dollar, timing, getting the right buyer etc. He wanted to know what the best part about living there was, what I liked and disliked about the home if there were any downsides or challenges to the home. He took all of this information in, and then addressed each one specifically. Each item was given much thought and attention, and when we were done, I felt like someone really understood what I was looking for in a realtor, what was important to me during the sales process, and ultimately how it could all be achieved successfully. Not only did we get above asking on the home, but we were able to navigate through some disclosures to the buyers that had made me nervous. We closed within 30 days, and his negotiations through the inspection process were impeccable. Colin was attentive and communicated thoroughly each step of the way helping me to feel secure during each phase of the sale from listing to closing. If you're looking for a realtor that is interested in you and your motivation(s) to sell, rather than just getting the listing, I highly recommend Colin Aita.


    Dan and I will always be a fan of Kurt Allen. He is a terrific real estate agent who will go the extra mile for his clients. He found us the perfect property on Largavista which is amazing because Largavista and Gavilan were the ONLY two streets we were interested in! Kurt is an extremely honest and trustworthy professional.

    Lisa M

    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

    Holly was incredible to work with, and she sold our home and found us another one in less than a month. Steve and I had been talking to her for a while, she set up searches for us, but, most importantly, she understood Steve’s wants and parameters for a new home almost immediately. A dear friend of mine has used Holly 4 times and had only the most incredible things to say about her when she recommended her to us. We feel the same way. She just gets the job done with such pleasure and is acutely dialed into the Manhattan Beach market and is privy to many very exclusive listings before they even hit the market. That is what you need in Manhattan Beach, and that is how we were able to view many homes, including our new one. With walk streets being so desirable, I think Holly would be a great fit for your family to find you that property for a fair price before everyone knows about it. She is also liked and respected by all agents, which makes transactions go smoothly.I wish you the best of luck in your search for a new home. I can assure you that working with Holly will yield the results you want. She is also as nice as she is skilled.

    Tina T

    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

    Super trustworthy guy. Recommend him to everyone who's looking to purchase housing in the South Bay. Chris is a smart guy, very easy to get along with, easy going. Buying, selling, or leasing... he's your guy!

    Casey E

    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

    We found her from her listing here. She is been so great to deal with and so helpful to us in every way. We would be lost without her. Do yourself a favor and speak to her before anything. She was able to cut out things that would be a waste of time and get us right to it. She has been available to us around the clock and just made us feel so good about what we were doing. I just can't say enough good things about her work ethic, knowledge of the area and getting us the right deal. Thank you for all your help!


    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


    We LOVE Juliet, she’s the best agent we’ve ever had and we’ve rented 7 places over the last 7 years so we’ve worked with plenty of agents to know she stands out: 1) she really understood what we were looking for and only sent us homes that fit our unique criteria. Unlike other agents that set up automated alerts and sent everything that became available, Juliet sent us a curated list of only the ones we’d be interested in and provided notes on what each one nailed from our list and what each was lacking 2) she’s proactive, offered her help to us when we reached out about Airbnb’s, she always goes above and beyond the duty of an agent 3) by the time we found our dream place, we felt educated on the market by Juliet, confident in what to offer in price, knowing how to weigh the pros and cons in the decision, 4) she has the best personality you’d want in anyone you work with whether a service provider, colleague or friend: she’s kind, clear, funny, caring, smart, capable, responsive, thoughtful, hard working, someone we hope to always work with to find our future homes.

    Victoria S

    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

    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!


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