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

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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

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!


“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

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

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

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

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 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

Our family had the very good fortune of working with Lily in the recent sale of our home. She is a true professional and we would recommend her without a moment's hesitation.


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

Allison was wonderful to work with. My partner and I had to find a rental quickly during the pandemic and she was timely, helpful, and personable.


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

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

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

Allison was brilliant in her service, attention to detail support, and communication. I felt I had a partner in the entire process. Allison will be the first person I call when I need a place in the South Bay. She defines service and what one would expect when looking for a rental or home in the upper end of the market.


Darrin is an amazing real estate agent. He is hardworking, patient and loyal. He helped us find the perfect house for us over a period of two years and then in turn worked hard to find a buyer for our house. The whole process was time sensitive and he did a great job.

Tracey H

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

Naliny T

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

Juliette U

It wasn’t until we purchased a home with Karynne that we realized how much an agent can do to improve your home-buying experience. Thoughtful, reasonable, strategic, and responsive, Karynne made a potentially painful experience simple and straightforward. We would, without hesitation, purchase our next home with her, and if you’re smart, you’ll do the same.

Cliff W

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!


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

"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." 1/29/20

Robbin M

Karynne could not have been greater to work with! She spent countless hours searching for the right home for us and taking us on various tours. She was always proactive in reaching out to us and informing us what was on the market; we never felt Like she was not working on our case. She even showed us several houses that were not on the market yet due to being so well connected. She was happy to put on a backup offer for us, and partly due to her good connections again, the backup offer was accepted. Even during escrow, she was always negotiating on our behalf and advising us on what the best course of action was. She even brought in consultants that she had to advise us on particulars of the inspection. Also in selling, Karryne exceeded our expectations. She discussed our house at networking events, generating a ton of interest. She was able to advise us on what improvements would produce the greatest returns, she provided staging, and she even threw in her commission to make sure the deal got done. We cannot recommend Karynne highly enough. We will recommend her to all our friends and will use her again in the future. We really feel that she is knowledgeable, well-connected and truly wants her clients to be happy.

Kate H

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

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

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

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

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

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

Max N

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

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

Belle L

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

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


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

Shawnte C

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

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!


We met Peter at an open house that we decided to just walk into. From the first time we met him, my whole family LOVED him! He was really relaxed, helpful and not pushy at all. My husband and I had been thinking of moving to Manhattan Beach for 2 years for work but did not know the neighborhood at all. We had a few brokers who were sending us the MLS listings according to the specifications we put out, but now I know that never tells the whole story and is very impersonal. When we met Peter he talked to me for a few minutes about what kind of house I was looking for and what was important to me and my family. He asked if he could email me and I figured yeah another set of MLS listing....but no this was different. He was REALLY listening to me! Instead of the MLS listings he would send these detailed emails about houses he thought I would like with explanations of the plus and minus of the house according to what was important to me. Kind of like the cliff notes to the book and he was right on every time! He was AMAZING! Within maybe 2 weeks he found us a pocket listing that was PERFECT for me and my family and we moved! I couldn't believe it. 2 years of procrastinating and in 3 weeks of meeting Peter we were in the PERFECT house. Soooooo happy! Thank you Peter! You're a gem!

Amar S

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?


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

Matt B

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

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

Dr. B

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

Yasufumi M

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

Pat P

I just got the keys to a house that Jennifer and myself just bought. We're really excited. Shawn Dugan was our agent. He actually was our agent on the last house we had, too. He's fantastic working on the seller's side of the business, and he's fantastic working on the buyer's side also. I highly recommend him.

Chris F

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!


Amazing realtor, wouldn't deal with anyone else. I refer all of my friends and family to her!


Chris is a great broker. We have bought two homes with him and sold one. He always listened to what we wanted, what we were looking for, and has a great eye for what a property “could be”. He is patient, and even carried our children for us while we painstakingly went over and over and over a property. He will always tell you if he thinks it’s not a good property, which we are very thankful for, because when you are in the middle of looking for a home you sometimes lose sight of what you really want. We admire that because it shows he cares about his clients and isn’t just about selling you a house to sell you a house. He seems to really care that it is a perfect fit for you. He has it all down to a science as far as how he goes about getting you started on your journey of searching for a home, as well as when you are selling one. He put our house on the market and it sold in less than a week. He has a good feel for what the price should be, not too high or too low. He shows you how to present your home in order to help it sell for the most money. When your home is ready, he’s there to hold the brokers and public open houses. He is very well respected by other real estate agents in the South Bay – you mention his name and they always say “he’s a good guy”. He has always gone above and beyond what he promised and we now consider him a good friend as well as our broker. We would never use anyone else.

Steve T

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

Karynne was my agent on 2 purchases and 1 sell. I’ve previously purchased & sold 4 other homes with other agents, so I have a very good baseline of expectations. Karynne was by far the most knowledgeable, honest, hardest working agent I’ve every worked with. Some examples of what makes her exceptional: she wouldn’t LET me buy bad houses – several times I wanted to put an offer on homes and she would point out all of the flaws in the home I had not noticed, discouraging me from buying; she wouldn’t let me overpay for a house – I desperately wanted a not-so-great house because I was panicked about finding one quickly. Repeatedly I asked her if we should pay what they were asking and over and over again she told me the house was over priced. It didn’t sell for YEARS at their ask price but she soon found a much, much better house for hundreds of thousands of dollars less; She really WORKs for you – by reconciling various documents affiliated with my purchase, she was able to see there was a problem with the termite inspection which resulted in a new inspection and a lot of $$ of repairs being identified prior to closing. There are numerous other examples to illustrate that Karynne is truly a GOOD person who puts her client’s ultimate satisfaction above earning commission for herself. She’s very pleasant to work with and she knows the South Bay housing market inside & out.

Beth B

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

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

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

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

Melissa A

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

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!


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!


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


Will and Rachel have excellent local knowledge. They responded to questions promptly. They did due diligence and took some extra responsibilities that most other agents won't. Overall, my experience with Will and Rachel is very pleasant. They are very helpful!

Yue Y

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

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

Christopher H

Colin's a great agent. Worked really hard, answered every question, was always available to help, and took the time to understand exactly what we wanted in a new house. He went above and beyond every time we needed a hand. Couldn't be happier with the experience.

Kevin H

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.


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.


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

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

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

Will and Rachel have excellent local knowledge. They responded to questions promptly. They did due diligence and took some extra responsibilities that most other agents won't. Overall, my experience with Will and Rachel is very pleasant. They are very helpful!

Yue Y

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

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

Christa was phenomenal. We had an incredibly narrow time window and criteria, she delivered in full force. She was EXTREMLY knowledgeable about the area, not pushy in anyway and most importantly got us an incredible deal on our home. In fact, there were several homes that we actually were considering and might have closed on, but Christa encouraged us to wait and be patient. Sure enough, she found us the perfect home. We were so lucky to have had her working with us and would recommend her to anyone.


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


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

Don B

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

Scott B

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

Shawn D

Words cannot express our gratitude for Kris Terrill. When we were ready to start looking to purchase our first home, we did not know what to expect. We had talked to several friends about their experiences and most of them described the process as stressful and discouraging since the competition in the South Bay makes landing your dream home at a reasonable price unrealistic. As mentioned earlier, we were first time home buyers, so naturally we did not know much about the process. When we met Kris Terrill, we knew from the start we wanted to work with her. Kris is very knowledgeable and experienced in what she does. She sat with us for several hours discussing plans of what we wanted, location, school district, price range - meanwhile never pressuring us to look into anything that we did not like. Kris explained all of the fine details in the home buying experience, and most importantly, in a language we would understand. She was very patient and professional with us. So when we set our eyes on this particular beautiful house in Rolling Hills Estate - we knew we had to get it! It was a once in a lifetime opportunity - everything we could ever imagine our first home to be. Unfortunately, we felt we were a bit premature in getting our first home in the process since we had yet to find a lender, but we definitely knew we wanted this particular house. Kris Terrill showed us the house on the first day it was available to show - we were met with significant competition from many others looking at this particular house. We saw two more houses later that day since we felt that we were at great odds of getting this house since we had yet to find a lender. Kris informed us that our dream house had multiple offers from the first day of showing. We felt crushed! Long story short - Kris kept the sellers informed that we were still interested and to keep us in mind if anything changed. A few days went by, and we received a phone call from Kris stating that the house was ours if we wanted to put in an offer - and we did! She was dedicated to our needs. She made it happen! Kris Terrill fought for us every step of the way. I cannot say too many people are able to land their dream home from the start. I firmly believe we would not have been this lucky if it was not for Kris. She made the process of buying a home simple and fun. Kris went above and beyond any realtor out there. She called us and met with us anytime during the week to answer questions or concerns we had. Kris added a personal touch to our experience and we would recommend her without reservation. Thank you Kris!


I had a wonderful experience working with Eric Kredatus. He assisted my family with the sale of our home in Manhattan Beach. He managed to get us multiple offers in less than a month of advertising and marketing the property. Eric used the resources and necessary information he had available to correspond with all the right parties (the bank, buyer agent, lawyer, home inspector, etc..) to enable a quick and efficient means of selling our home. All calls to and from his office were answered in a timely and professional manner. Eric is an amazing realtor and comes highly recommended.

Daniella H

Karynne has in-depth knowledge of the South Bay real estate market. She expertly guided us through the entire home buying process from searching for the perfect home to closing. She promptly answered all questions and was always available, often at short notice. Her advice was spot-on and her professionalism exemplary. She worked closely with our mortgage rep to ensure the loan process was as smooth as possible. Karynne even got us in to see some properties before they were listed on the MLS! Working with Karynne was a pleasure from start to finish. Highly recommended.

Robert B

Ralph helped with the process of buying my first house in 2017. He is very competent, professional, and always available to answer questions. I highly recommend him.


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

Victoria D

I referred a very close friend of mine from outside the USA to Brook for help finding the perfect location in the South Bay. I just heard from my friend that “Brook is amazing, and was able to find us a great location right on The Strand.” Brook is organized, a terrific communicator and provided top-notch customer service through some major time zones. I will continue to recommend Brook VERY HIGHLY!

Lori O

Our daughters first time home buying experience was a success due to Chris's patient, attentive and professional attitude. He showed her tons of places in her price range and told her the pros and cons of all of them and then walked her through the process every step of the way when she had found her place. Thanks Chris for making this a great experience.

Laurel U

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

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

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

Ron C

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 was impressed with Don's professionalism and knowledge. He helped me look for my investment property and market my home. Don made sure the process went as smooth as possible. I was extremely happy with the expertise, knowledge and help that I received from Don and his stuff.

Kathy I

Brook helped me buy a house in the South Bay. If you are looking for an RE agent you cannot go wrong with Brook. Extremely thorough and sensitive to your needs, very responsive, helpful, knowledgeable and professional. If you have even a slight idea of what you want to buy he’ll find it for you!!! Beside being an A+++ agent, Brook is also an amazing human being. He made my move from NY to CA almost seamless (if you have ever moved across the country that’s nearly impossible) and helped me get connected with people and services I needed once I got here. Thank you Brook over and over again!!

Arina 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!!


Karynne helped us buy our home in the South Bay. She was very patient with us for well over a year while we searched for the perfect house. She is incredibly knowledgeable about South Bay properties and the real estate market there. I trust her and her judgment about real estate there completely. She is also just a very nice, pleasant person to work with. I cannot recommend her highly enough!

Kelly B

I have been a resident of the South Bay for the last eighteen years or so, and Shawn Dugan has been my Realtor for about six months now. I ended up listing a residence in Manhattan Beach that he worked diligently on, and he was very attentive throughout the entire process. The house closed and sold. I feel like I got optimum dollar for it in the current economy. Consequently I went back to him just a couple months later with another property in Rancho Palos Verdes that I decided to list and sell, and we had an accepted offer - or an offer that I ended up accepting - before the Brokers Open, and as a result of the Brokers Open had at least two backup offers on this very desirable property in Rancho Palos Verdes. I've never even had one single situation in the months that I've been interacting with him when he did not follow through very professionally and did an outstanding job. So thank you, Shawn, for all your hard work. I'm glad you sold a couple of my houses, and, who knows, there may be more in the future.

Dan B

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

Dan P

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.


Cindy is very knowledgeable and professional. She's been a big help not only helping us with the purchase of our Condos but also in selling one. She is very familiar with Hermosa Beach and what type of properties we are looking for. I would recommend her to anyone buying or selling.


Thinking of Judy as a Realtor would be like calling the Sistine Chapel just another church. Judy serves her clients in so many ways, whether you are buying, selling, building, exploring, or just want to discuss the current market. Judy listens and truly understands her client's specific needs, hopes, concerns and even quirks. We have been fortunate to have Judy assist our family in buying and selling our first home to buying and building our current M.B. home. She as provided us with amazing advice every step of the way. Judy truly embodies the real estate advisor role.She exhibits patience when her clients but is a relentless advocate to get a deal done when her clients are ready. Judy represents the best of her profession. She is smart, insightful, kind, thoughtful, patient, and has a sense of humor in times of stress. We could not recommend her any higher or with less adjectives!


Thanks to Brook we were able to sell our house off market in a matter of days and purchase our new dream home within three weeks of confirming we had a seller on our old home. As a busy family of five, we were thrilled to sell our home without having to put it on the market. We appreciated Brook listening to exactly what we were looking for, so that we didn’t waste time on properties that didn’t work for our family. His knowledge of the market is impressive and his attention to detail, follow up and perseverance to get us closed and moved into our new home was a seamless experience. Brook is a joy to work with and we can’t thank him enough!

John F

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

Mark S

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

Ashley A

We have sold and bought a number of homes with Brigitte. Her understanding of the market and the time she has invested understanding our needs (which changed over time) have made her a fantastic partner. Wouldn't do a transaction without Brigitte in the South Bay!

Laurent P

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!!


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