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1131 Morningside Drive
Manhattan Beach,
CA 90266

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Colin
Aita

Lic #: 01936603
Realtor®

I was born in Tarzana (San Fernando Valley), but my family moved to Northern CA (Fairfax) when I was one. I was raised in Sebastopol, CA (Sonoma County) from about age 8 through high school. I had a GREAT childhood with room to run and was heavily involved in sports throughout. And while I love where I was raised, I couldn’t wait to get back to LA in 2001. A few potentially interesting facts of my life: I played shortstop at USF (U of San Francisco) as well as 3 years of Independent Minor League ball. I lived, tended bar at a Rugby Leagues Club and played baseball in Australia for 3 months. I’ve coached both of my children’s sports teams including soccer and baseball, and absolutely love it! I parked my car and sprinted after my (now) wife the first time I saw her in Westwood…I HAD to meet her! I know there are so many cliches out there about trust, honesty, integrity, etc, but I truly do strive to reach the highest bar for each of those. I know they have to be earned, and I’m happy to do so. I know the home selling/buying process can be extremely daunting, even for the most seasoned owner. My job is to make the process as easy and enjoyable as possible. I am the one who sees all the ‘stuff’ on the back-end and makes sure you don’t. Being a Realtor® is officially a job, but it is extremely rewarding to me. There is nothing I like more than handing clients the keys to their new house, or shaking hands with sellers (and/or getting and giving a huge hug) when escrow closes. I’m looking forward to doing that with you, and always ‘Treating You Like Family’!

Testimonials

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!

jmcmillen

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.

dporand

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 cannot thank Colin enough for helping us find our new home in Sherman Oaks. We are undeniably grateful for his enthusiasm, knowledge, and professionalism. He was always available to answer any questions we had and kept us fully informed during the entire process. It was invaluable having him as our realtor. Thank you, Colin!

Mia H

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

Jacqueline M

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 themself. 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 real estate transaction.

Darin O

I can't tell you enough how lucky my wife and I were to have Colin serve as our agent. Colin not only worked hard to find the home of our dreams, he went above and beyond throughout the entire process. He was with us step-by-step during the stressful process of purchasing our first home and it didn't stop there. Colin supported us with finding a team of professionals to complete our inspections, to move us, and to fix the necessary items in our home prior to us moving in. Everyone Colin suggested was top-notch. In Colin, we not only found a tremendous agent who truly cares about his clients, we found a friend.

Matt H

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

M.T.

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

Danielle S

Colin was 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

Colin did a phenomenal job for me as a first time buyer in the South Bay Area. His expertise, guidance and counsel was invaluable throughout the transaction, including navigating a complicated sales process. He only had my best interests in mind throughout, raising issues as he saw them, even if it meant I might walk away from the transaction. I didn't know Colin beforehand but he was referred to me and I couldn't recommend him enough to anyone looking for a well-credentialed, honest, and experienced realtor.

Donal L

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

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

Nathan C

Colin was amazing! We were somewhat difficult clients in that we were looking long distance, and we kept going back and forth on buying new, renovating, or building a house. Colin was totally patient with us, and a lot of fun to work with! We eventually found our perfect property, and Colin really helped us to know what we needed to do to get it, since the market is so competitive. He is professional but fun, so he made the stressful process a lot more enjoyable! Thank you Colin!

Emilie S

Colin went way beyond my expectations on selecting a realtor in an area that he used to live in. He was very thorough in his research and was so responsive and knowledgeable in answering all of the many questions I asked of him. I would not hesitate to recommend him to everyone who is interested in purchasing a home.

J. V

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

Corporate Office 1131 Morningside Drive
Manhattan Beach,
CA 90266
CalBRE# 01968431
Phone: 310.545.0707
Fax: 310.545.0771

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