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

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Lic #: 02026992


    Christopher Broman, a licensed real estate professional at Strand Hill, joining forces with Brook Billings.


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

    Danny G

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

    Mike W

    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

    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!


    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

    Karynne represented me on a home purchase in hermosa beach and I couldn't be happier. She knows the South Bay market extremely well and is very attentive to the details, both big and small, needed for a successful transaction between buyer and seller. Karynne is also extremely skilled at ensuring that both parties leave the closing transaction with a view that they got a fair deal. Great agent and recommended to all.

    Eric S

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


    I have had the great pleasure working with Karynne Thim over the past 15 years…and three homes later. Karynne exceeds all expectations when purchasing, selling or renting a home. Her knowledge of the South Bay market, her keen experience with vendors for all housing needs, her respect from her peers and her unflappable and professional demeanor makes Karynne the top agent for the South Bay. Karynne is ten stars out of five!

    C. M

    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

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

    Wesley M

    Thank you, Susan, there’s nobody like you . . . and that’s the biggest of compliments. YOU were meant to be my agent. Thank you for being tenacious. I NEVER would have gotten this house without your persistence. I ultimately went over my budget but I simply adore this house and had to have it. You made my dream possible by negotiating the best price, beating out a higher offer and saving me pennies everywhere possible. It was the one we were waiting for. Thank you for your patience and negotiating on those previous home that I ultimately decided against. It was a miracle that we got my home sold so quickly and for a great price. You were the one pounding the pavement making it happen. Thank you for showing me how to stand tall throughout by your perseverance. I honestly hope this is it and I don’t have to sell again but the future is unknown. So if I’m ever in the market, you’ll be the one by my side.

    Malissia C

    Susan and Alli have more than earned the description above. Both our recent buying and selling experiences with their knowledge and guidance could not have been better! This is the third time that we have utilized Susan’s outstanding services, and we think that this time, records were set, expectations were exceeded and “simply the best” does not even begin to describe our extreme satisfaction! From staging our property so that it would sell quickly (3 days!), to finalizing all contingencies and documents (in 9 days!), to recommending a fantastic agent in the Seattle area, we could not have wished for anything more. Nobody can take all the stress out of selling a house, but their experience and expertise helped us get through it with the least amount of worry or anxiety. Their proactive approach anticipated potential issues before they arose and prevented any unexpected problems. If you are not using this team, you are truly missing out, and we enthusiastically recommend their 5-star service to everyone!

    Candace W

    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 an excellent experience selling my property in Hermosa Beach through Will and Rachel. I relocated to Texas and the whole process from listing to closing was handled exceptionally well. I couldn't be happier with the level of professionalism and the attention to detail that Will and Rachel had with my property. Thank you guys so much for putting forth 110% effort into getting my property sold.

    Arnold C

    Working with Dan O'Connor was a pleasure. His knowledge of the market was a great asset when marketing our property. Dan's suggestions helped me to negotiate a great price. He was experienced, professional, and discrete throughout the closing process. I would recommend his services if you are considering selling or buying real estate.

    Don G

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


    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

    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

    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!


    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

    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

    Thank you so much for helping us find a house we can truly call home! Your patience, knowledge of the area, and professionalism have proven to be invaluable during our home search. Your diligence during the negotiations was first rate. You’ve made what could have been a fairly painful experience a lot more tolerable. We wanted to be sure you knew your efforts did not go unnoticed. Thanks!

    Evaldo G

    Karina goes above and beyond. Karina knows the South Bay Area really well and was extremely helpful with both selling our house (less than 2 weeks) and helping us find the ideal home for our family. Plus she's an absolute pleasure to work with.

    Jo W

    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.


    Honest, patient, knowledgeable, credible and reliable are just a few keywords that describe Dan O'Connor. Dan is one of the few good guys who truly places his clients' best interests ahead of his own. For Dan, it's not about how fast he can earn a fee, rather, it's about making sure his clients are happy. If you are considering purchasing or selling your home in the South Bay, you owe it to yourself to at least consult with Dan. I promise it will be refreshing and pressure-free. Written by a repeat client.

    D F

    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.


    "I can’t speak highly enough of my experience with Barry and Serene. I was raised in the same Manhattan Beach home all my life so it was an emotional experience to consider a move. Although many other top agents had reached out to list my home, I selected Barry and Serene after our first meeting. They were extremely kind and understanding throughout the sales process. They have a deep network of buyers looking for homes in the South Bay and, in just a few weeks, brought me multiple offers to consider. With their guidance and negotiating skills, I accepted one of the offers at an excellent price and with the exact terms needed to purchase my next home. I feel blessed to have found them. If you need a trusted real estate team in the beach cities do yourself a favor and give them a call. I could not recommend a better real estate team to anyone selling or buying a home. Robbin M. 1/19/20

    Robbin M

    I sold and bought a house in the South Bay in December 2015 with Caskey and Caskey. What a fantastic agency! Great agents and teamwork- their expertise as one of the top agencies clearly shows - I got my home sold within one week on the market and it allowed me to purchase my dream house. The whole Caskey team was always accessible and responsive to me at any time . I highly recommend Caskey and Caskey. I will absolutely use them again!

    Erin S

    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

    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.


    We met Shawn because we were trying to sell our home [with a different agent], and while we were trying to sell our home, my business partner was also in the middle of selling his home [with Shawn]. He was able to not just sell his home but actually get multiple over-ask offers, and one that he even got to rent it back. It was an absolute dream offer... We had a personal attachment to the home and all the things that we had done to it, and Shawn did a great job at making that appealing for others, as well. I think Shawn knocked it out of the park. … He laid out a very clear plan - "This is how we're going to sell this home." Above and beyond in terms of marketing, video, boots on the ground. Going forward, we definitely will continue to use Shawn. When people ask use who we use, or who has sold our home, or who they should use to sell their home, we've always told them that they should use Shawn, because we tell them he's very trustworthy; he's very relaxed; he's very efficient and effective. He gets the job done... without any pressure.

    Geoffrey T

    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

    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

    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

    This review is about the great team at Ed Kaminsky Real Estate. He sat down with me and my wife and used his many years of experience to go through all the neighborhoods we might be able to afford and really break them down. Having a young daughter, we were worried about schools and crime rates and this meeting gave us the push in the direction we needed to go. Ed runs a great, caring and powerhouse of a team. I hope to use Ed and his team on any future sells/purchases.

    Scott E

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

    Sarah S

    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!

    Jeff S

    To say that Fred sold my house and helped me through the process of buying areplacement is like saying Captain Ahab was a fisherman. All the things he did forme - unbelievable. He sold my long time sand street home in a manner that waseasy for me and still got me top dollar. He was attentive to my “wish list” for mynext home and found me the perfect place. He was a great resource thru the moveby helping me find wonderful skilled tradesmen. Fred always made me feel that myneeds were important and that I was not just a commission. I have recommendedhim and will contjnue to do so as he is knowledgeable, honest, principled. a pleasureto work with and truly listens to the client.Terry Cobar Sweeny

    Terry S

    Mo was awesome. He went above and beyond to make sure everything was taken care of in an efficient and timely manner. Purchasing a home can be very stressful, but he helped make the experience much more bearable. Would highly recommend.

    Susie C

    Darrin was great to work with. I strongly recommend him.

    Nathan P

    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

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

    Erin M

    We appreciate Kurt Allen for helping us prepare our condo for a quick and above asking price sale as well as helping us to find and buy our next family home. His experience ensured the success of the marketing phase and sale process. Kurt coached us to see the amazing potential in our new house that we didn’t initially see. His initiative to proceed with extra inspections during escrow allowed us to request and receive a significant reduction to the purchase price. Most importantly Kurt is caring and personable...and our children love him! We highly recommend him and the whole team.

    Tommy O

    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

    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

    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

    Piper helped us purchase our first home! She was super accommodating and walked us through each step. After visiting several promising listings, we landed on a house that we just had to have. Unfortunately, as we got further into the process we began to run into some roadblocks with the seller and loan provider. Piper was great about guiding us through it all. Using her vast experience and connections within the industry, she made what could have been a rough situation much smoother. We’re very happy with our home and are planing to stay for a long time. But if we ever decide to move, Piper will be our first call!

    Dennis K

    Beyond your friendship, kindness and generosity, you are also a consummate professional. We have brought and sold five homes, each time working with a different realtor, and you stand alone in terms of customer service, network, dedication and determination. You made clear to us that you would be there at every step of the way and you were, in a meaningful way.

    Sadie T

    Colin worked tirelessly showing us listings that matched our requirements including a few off-market homes we would otherwise have never known about. He helped us submit offers, referred us to a top notch lender and ultimately guided us successfully through the purchase of our new home. When  negotiations became a challenge, Colin skillfully represented our interests assuring we received the best deal possible. After the close, Colin remains in frequent contact to assist with references for repairs and preparations for moving. This is quite a bit different than prior agents we've worked with which were quick to disappear after closing. With so many agents around it can be difficult to find one that truly differentiates them self. What sets Colin apart is that he cares. Part agent, part businessman, part therapist, a friend for life ... If you've been unhappy with prior agents interactions, let Colin broker your next purchase.


    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.


    It was a pleasure working with Piper! We haven't even met her in person as she helped us find a home while we were in Atlanta and during COVID-19, but I feel I have, as she established a very warm connection from the start and we felt taken care of. She also gave us great advice, was very thoughtful and clearly experienced, heard what we needed, and helped us find a great home to rent.

    Nadia C

    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

    I found that his showing the property and temperament with the buyers were excellent. He's very hard working. He's very, very responsive and timely in responding to e-mails and just being on it. And I found that when we finally got a buyer on the line and interested, his professionalism and negotiation skills came quite handy in, ultimately, getting a really good price at the end of the deal. My experience with Shawn was really strong, and I highly recommend Shawn to any prospective sellers or buyers or renters, or anyone that wants to do anything with real estate.

    Bill R

    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

    He has taking me from a sale, to a purchase, and to a rental. He’s really really really been conscientious about the most incredible detail. … The thing I really liked a lot was that he really went to town on the marketing level. It brought great joy to me when we were on the cover of Digs. He brought in best lighting people and the best camera people. To this day I keep that Digs cover as a souvenir. Frankly speaking, and I’m not even kidding you, I can’t find any better than Shawn. It’s the truth. He’s just super quality. I know Shawn has lived here and grown up here. I know he has a heart for this place. And he’ll absolutely get you whatever you want. He always does for me; I’ve never been disappointed. I’ll never work with anybody else but him. I’ve done a sale. Huge. I’ve done a buy. Huge. And he’s been renting my house here since 2012. He cares about his clients, that’s all there is to it. I can only say, you’re lucky if you get him. You’re lucky to have him.

    Kimberly 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

    Juliet is amazing! She was very personable and easy to communicate with. I felt like she listened to what my needs were as a client and adjusted her process accordingly to be sure our needs were constantly being met. She was always responsive which helped the process to move along quickly. She was forthcoming with additional information about any of the properties as well as being clear about any underlying issues. She helped us find a lovely two bedroom rental in the heart of Venice that was exactly what we were looking for! Wonderful person and great businesswoman. I loved working with her and would highly recommend her services.

    Emery L

    We put our house on the market, and it sold super quickly with multiple offers at our asking price. I liked how aggressive Nahal was in getting people to see our place, and the fact that we had multiple offers made us very happy. She was great and we would definitely use her again if we were to sell again. Nahal and her husband Mo are very sociable people and have a lot of connections which is great! Nahal arranged our home to look presentable to others, and was also super helpful with the contractors and all the inspections that were needed. She was always present whenever there was an inspection or whenever we requested her to be there. Highly recommended.

    Alex P

    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

    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

    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

    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!


    First and foremost Karina leads the process with her tremendously positive attitude. We went through some very challenging times with our financing and she was always optimistic and supportive to help us deal with our anxieties and that was very helpful. We also demanded a lot related to needed work on the house and i know that our asks must have been frustrating for her but she always responded immediately and in the end pushed everything through for us. Karina has a very deep passion for real estate and more importantly, for the South Bay. Additionally she has a tremendous network of relationships and resources that are an added plus!


    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.


    I could easily go on and on about Cindy Shearin's professional experience, skills, and knowledge as a realtor, which are all exemplary, but instead I want to mention a few traits that truly sets her apart from others. Ms. Shearin has a keen understanding of her clients . Her intuition and real estate instincts are right on the money, saving you time and needless anxiety while shopping for, or selling a home.


    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!


    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

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

    Dan P

    I’ll be honest, I wasn’t initially sure if we’d get the same level of care from this amazing team as many of their higher profile clients. After all, we were not purchasing a multi-million dollar home in Manhattan Beach, we were looking for a “starter” home in Redondo Beach. It seemed most agents we met were mostly interested in the “big sale”. We started our search looking for single family homes all over the South Bay. Not being from LA, we really did not know much about the market here. Brigette and Kevin were knowledgeable, kind, quick to respond, patient and honest from start to finish. I never felt like they were after a sale. If we walked through a house they needed work, they pointed it out. No secrets and no pressure. We couldn’t of had a better experience. We highly recommend them.

    Sheri 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!


    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

    Yvonne Amarillas put our home on the market with a flurry of activities, which resulted in multiple offers and in escrow in four days. Yvonne is the most competent agent we could have gotten for such a stressful endeavor. She guided us through a blizzard of paperwork. We will recommend her to anyone who wishes to sell their home.

    Skeeter K

    Christian's client service went above and beyond our expectations. Anytime we wanted to see a house or had any questions or concerns, Christian always made himself available and had a great attitude. We highly recommend using Christian and The Caskey and Caskey team. They did an exceptional job finding us our home off market in the exact location we wanted to be.

    Amber R

    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!

    Asya S

    Hi Serene and Barry, How grateful I am! Thanks for all your help in finding qualified buyers for my home and making the process so easy. If it wasn't for your expertise I'm sure it would never have happened. Thanks again for the gardening goodies. I planted the flowers and right now everything's starting to bloom. I will continue gardening in my awesome backyard. Take care.


    I have known Audrey for about 15 years and she is an amazing real estate agent. She is well known and respected by all in the business. That's because she's been at it for over two decades and there is no one more knowledgeable about the South Bay market. Audrey has helped me sell my walk street  home and purchase a townhome . She has helped me find apartments along the way. She is tireless, professional in every way, diligent and detail oriented. She prefers to do things herself in order to make sure every aspect of sale or purchase goes smoothly and seamlessly. She is down to earth, friendly, and extremely responsive when you need something. She is reliable, honest and always ethical down to the smallest detail. There were 8 bids on my current townhome including cash offers. We got it, because Audrey knew just what it would take to get. That's Audrey. She's the best


    Aaron and Linda are probably the kindest people you will ever come across, let alone work alongside. Simply can't recommend Klapper Group any more highly.

    Jennifer S

    I own rental property and called upon Kurt for advice dealing with a long standing problem I was having. While I was not selling, he still got back to me right away and kept calling until we connected; even though it was raining and he was in the middle of a move himself! I benefited greatly from his advice and knowledge of the south bay real estate market. And will definitely recommend him to friends... that is how I knew to contact him in the first place--a neighbor in PVE gave me his number. Thanks Kurt - will definitely call you when ready to sell.

    Desi M

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

    Jim H

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


    Dan represented me on purchasing a home in Hermosa Beach. He had an incredible pulse on the market and once I was under contract to purchase the house, he was very adept at solving any issues that arose during the transaction process. He was very responsive at all times. I was very impressed and plan on working again with Dan.

    Joe M

    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

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


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

    Gary S

    As I first time buyer, I had a lot to learn about the home buying process. Bryn and the team at Caskey & Caskey could not have made it easier for me. Not only were they patient working with a rookie, but they were on top of their game from start to finish and made me feel confident about the choices I was making. Bryn was always available around my busy work schedule and resolved any concerns that came along the way. Working with her has been such a pleasure and I am so thrilled to start this new chapter in my life. Thank you for everything!

    Ryan N

    Shawn is definitely up there at the very, very top of all the brokers I've ever dealt with. He's got integrity, honesty, hard work. … So if you're looking for a property on The Strand or really anywhere else in this area, he's definitely the guy you want to be dealing with. I give you my 100% vote of confidence for Shawn Dugan.

    Jordan B

    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.


    Kurt sold our family home of 15 years, located in Palos Verdes Estates and worked with us to purchase our new home in Rolling Hills Estates. Due to Kurt’s accurate pricing recommendation, our home sold immediately and with 3 offers. All offers were over list so that was extremely welcome news. Kurt also held open houses to help advertise and showcase our home. Kurt was also instrumental in helping us assess what we needed to do to our home before we listed it to make it more desirable to buyers. All transactions went smoothly and that made the whole process very easy to manage. Kurt was very knowledgeable about activity in our area as well as many others. We would wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell.

    Benjamin D

    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 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."


    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.

    Tyler S

    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

    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

    Aaron and Linda are probably the kindest people you will ever come across, let alone work alongside. Simply can't recommend Klapper Group any more highly.

    Jennifer S

    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!


    I have bought and sold many properties in the past. My experience with Shawn was commendable. He drove all the way out to my house in Burbank to personally explain how he would help me sell my income property on the strand. One thing I learned about Shawn through working with him is that he follows through on his word, an increasingly rare quality these days. It was not long before we had an accepted offer. Shawn was organized and on top of the details throughout the escrow, and his negotiation skills alone, more than made up for his commission. I cannot recommend Shawn highly enough and am grateful for the thorough attention he gave to selling my property.

    George G

    Cindy Shearin is a miracle worker. Via the internet, anyone believes they can be their own real estate agent. Forget going online and just call Cindy. She is experienced, knowledgeable and honest. A true professional who knows how to get the things done that you would be hard pressed to find on a website. Try doing an expedited escrow online. She helped us close the sale of our old home on Monday and our new home on Tuesday. This happened a few weeks ago not in 2005-2006! The icing on the cake is that she is a pleasure to deal with and really cares about her clients. Last but not least her team of Bill and Lani are great people too! We highly recommend Cindy Shearin as she is the hardest working woman we know and the very best in her field.


    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

    We dealt with Dan on a long distance basis to help acquire property in Los Angeles on a S. 1031 Tax Free Exchange. His local knowledge and contacts resulted in finding a property which the sellers had just placed on the market! We had an issue with closing our purchase but this was not Dan's fault. The issue was due to the mis-handling of escrow funds by the Escrow Company. Dan stayed on top of the issue and kept us updated throughout the delay.

    Kit A

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