Chris is as passionate about Real Estate as he is about conscious stewardship of our local beaches and the ocean. He commits much of his free time leading efforts to keep our beaches and harbor clean. Chris remains steadfast through each transaction, guiding his clients through the many hurdles and obstacles that may arise, and executing tough negotiations with his clients' best interests at heart.
Chris Schmidt is calm, easy-going, attentive, empathetic, knowledgeable, committed, trustworthy, resourceful, diligent and NOT PUSHY. He respects clients' boundaries and limits and is hyper aware and respectful of individual comfort zones. That said, when it comes to business, he examines all the angles to every deal, is creative and hard working and will stop at nothing to help you realize all your real estate ambitions. And, if you're like me and appreciate consummate professionals who are talented but also punctual, articulate, polite, well groomed and genuinely KIND, then Chris will appeal to you even more. Because of Chris, my house sold less than a week later at full asking price without ever even hitting the MLS (or me having to keep it clean and disappear during open houses ¾ or even paint or do ANYthing).That scenario is typical of Chris and the Caskey team in general. Since that sale, Chris has been instrumental in getting my kids and me into our two subsequent dream homes. He is so well connected, respected and liked in the South Bay realty community that he can quite literally pull off the impossible. Chris Schmidt has become my go-to guy for any and everything realty related in the South Bay. Over the years I've recommended him to many close friends and they've always walked away equally impressed. And, so will you.
Chris Schmidt took the time to get to know our family and to show us a range of options so we could make the best decision for our family's move to the South Bay. Chris continues to be engaged and on the look out for our potential future real estate needs.
I want to take this opportunity to recommend Chris Schmidt and his team to anyone looking to buy or sell their house. I have just had the opportunity to work with Chris on both sides of a transaction, first selling my house and during that time, finding our new home. I literally was floored by the professionalism that one person can bring to the table and the savvy tactics that he knows representing the different sides. We found Chris extremely knowledgeable of the local market, not only helping with the best comparisons of the recent sales but also able to point out the values of our house in its location on the street! When we started with Chris, we asked about the general marketing of the house and his plan of action. Believe me, you wouldn’t want anybody else on your team to be representing you at an open house, Chris is sharp and witty and turns every potential buyer into an opportunity. But then I saw the other side of Chris . . . We used him to find our new house and now literally count our blessing that he has been on our sides on both deals. Through his extensive connections and contacts, he was able to get our offer front line and accepted. He brought the most experienced team to the table with Caskey & Caskey and from the home inspectors to the whole process, saved us on items that would have almost certainly would have been overlooked by a regular agent. He and his team are no regulars, they are amazing and we love them! We’d recommend him to anyone!
Chris is more than just a realtor...he is also a friend! He really helped me out when he sold my last house in North Redondo for $50k more than my optimal buyout price! I made over $142k on the deal, which with Chris's help I reinvested directly into a house in South Redondo Beach with an ocean view, which now worth $400k more than paid for it. Please do yourself a favor and trust Chris in helping you find a home in the South Bay!!!
Chris could not have been more helpful and patient in our home buying experience. He gave great advice and and had sound strategies. Several years later when we elected to sell our house, we contacted him and we were able to experience his genius once again. Responding immediately, they had 4 offers above our asking price in less than 4 days after listing. There is no one else I would consider representing us when contemplating real estate in the South Bay and beyond.
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!
Chris Schmidt is Great! We were new to the area when Chris found our new home-we had numerous problems with our loan broker, he found the person who made our loan happen. He provided us with all the tradesmen to renovate, all very good people. After the sale, he is so service oriented for every thing someone new to the area would need. When we decided to go for a bigger house, we of course called him. After, the sale, which he made happen with great advice to make the deal work against competing bids-he helped me find great qualified renters for my front unit. You get wise guidance about what to buy or how to sell, how to make the deal, and who to use for moving, repairs and renovations. I couldn't be happier with Chris.
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!
Caskey and Caskey and Associates are great. I have purchased 2 houses with their wonderful agent, Christopher Schmidt. I also have Chris help me with vetting tenants for my rental, and always get a good one. He is super responsive with referrals for Loan brokers, contractors and home repair services providers. They are 5 star all the way!
Working with Chris Schmidt and his team was the smoothest Real Estate transaction I have ever been in. Having had a friend that previously worked with Chris, I took the opportunity to meet with him and discuss my needs. It became immediately clear that I would trust him to sell our house. We had a unique situation with our house and we felt our property had a special value based on the zoning and location of the house. Chris completely agreed with us and took the opportunity and ran with it. The marketing of the house spoke to it’s unique circumstances and the offers that came in on our house were countered with the developed explanation of the true value of the house. Although we received immediate offers, Chris advised us that he felt that we could hold out for the interested parties to raise their bids. This was truly a huge breath of fresh air in this industry! He was working on our original plan and wanted us to realize the value we initially spoke about versus making the quicker deal. The strategy worked and one of the original bidders came up to our level! I can’t thank Chris enough for this experience and want to suggest to anyone else to use him to help close your deal.