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

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Jessica
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    Testimonials

    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

    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

    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!

    verblender3

    “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

    Beach A big Thank You Yvonne Amarillas for helping us sell our home in Manhattan Beach. I look back over the past few months and marvel how well things turned out, in large part due to your efforts! We really appreciated your professional and personal guidance through this process from the day we signed with you as our realtor to moving day. We trusted your experience in negotiations, responding to offers and counter offers and feel you maximized our proceeds. You helped us through all the walk-through and inspections, keeping us informed at every juncture. Even the move itself was facilitated by your efforts. Having you as our realtor, made us feel that we were your only clients. Should a potential client desire a reference, please do not hesitate to refer them to me, I will tell them that you are absolutely the best!

    Kathleen B

    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.

    Duncan

    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

    I have known and worked with Fred Zuelich for years and had the pleasure of closing a number of escrows with him. Fred is a pro’s pro and a real asset to any client fortunate enough to have his representation.

    Bryn S

    We have had the pleasure of working with Kurt for over 10 years, and have known him for over 15 years. Kurt has help us with several successful transactions, including a home sale, a home buy, and assisting with finding renters for two of our properties. Throughout each process, Kurt's professionalism and attention to detail has resulted in a smooth and successful outcome. Kurt's experience is invaluable--he understands the nuances of the market, and knows what needs to get done to satisfy both parties. Of course, when the situation is not right for the client, he will not hesitate to voice his view. We have had several instances of this, and have been grateful for his advice. We look forward to working with Kurt in the future.

    Kevin A

    We have bought and sold a number of homes over time. Lily was exceptional in her overall process management, attention to detail, and advocacy for us. She is a seasoned professional who knows the market and how to get things done. Our escrow had some obstacles, but she navigated them with grace and effectiveness, keeping us informed at all times. We highly recommend Lily and look forward to working with her again.

    PVE

    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

    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!

    David

    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

    My wife and I had been looking for quite some time to buy our first home and in that process had met numerous real estate agents. However, when meeting Barry we felt he had the right combination of market knowledge and easy-going, no pressure manner. We knew we would have peace of mind with Barry as our agent. He guided us professionally in negotiating the purchase of our Playa Del Rey home, gave us straight forward answers to our questions, and helped us through all the paperwork, inspections and escrow process. Barry really took care of us and we would highly recommend him to other home buyers.

    Oldenkamps

    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

    Let me start by saying Christa is AMAZING to work with! My husband and I needed to list our home in Hermosa Beach quickly as we were being relocated to San Francisco. We contacted Christa on a Monday morning and she met with us that evening. From the moment Christa arrived, I knew we were in the right hands. She came prepared with research on our home, recent sales and had recommendations ready for us to review. That was just the beginning. Within that same week Christa had other Brokers view the property to get feedback as well as Stagers come into the home. She also arranged painters, stucco repair, tile work and a photographer. By the end of the week, the house was transformed and ready to be listed - not to mention it looked better than it had the entire time we were there. I almost forgot to mention - she even went to the nursery and purchased plants and bark for the planter beds and spent her Sunday morning "in the dirt" because she wanted to ensure all the final touches were in place before the open house. The open house was the week after we initially contacted Christa and we had an offer accepted 2 days later at full asking price!!! I know this is a direct result of her advice, expertise of the neighborhood, pricing the home right and the improvements that were made. She is a great communicator and kept us up to date every step of the way. What I really appreciated about Christa is she always checked in to see how we were feeling with everything and made sure we were comfortable. She is incredibly personable, has a wealth of knowledge, and a true gem. You will not be disappointed if you work with her!! I 100% recommend Christa and if we are ever the market in Southern CA, she will be our first call!

    Amanda A

    Darrin is a pure pleasure. He was our agent when we purchased our first home in Manhattan Beach about 8 years ago and the process was simple, straightforward and relatively stress free. Last year, we were searching for a new home. Darrin recommended that we look at a listing that was on the market for some time and had, up until that point, evaded our radar. That house ultimately became our home. Again, the process was smooth and seamless. We highly recommend Darrin!

    M B

    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

    Christa is the best in the business. I would never use another realtor after working with her! She worked so hard on the sale of our home and the purchase of our new home. Over and above in all areas. Highly recommend her. Polite, helpful, friendly, hard working, engaged, knowledgeable... the list goes on.

    A

    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

    Barry and Serene Sulpor provided the highest quality of professional service in selling our home, going the extra mile at every turn. Barry's marketing skills and Serene's negotiating acumen are a winning combination. Most importantly, they care about their clients and minimize the stress of going through a real estate transaction. We highly recommend them to anyone looking to sell or buy a home.

    Rolando

    After a futile search for a home over several years, we began working with Amy Olivares - a neighbor and friend who is well respected and connected in the Manhattan Beach community. Amy was quickly able to get a sense of what we were looking for in a home and showed us several great properties until we finally found THE ONE. Amy got the deal done, was there every step of the way, making it an easy and pleasant experience. We are nearing completion of our build and couldn't have done It without her. And she also then helped us sell our current home.

    Peir S

    Brook was recommended to us by a neighbor, and we were so pleased we decided to utilize his services as our realtor both for selling our home and for the purchase of our new one. He follows through with his word, is organized, always able to answer questions and a great communicator, and on top of it. Best of all, he manages to remain calm during the worst of storms, which we really appreciated while we hit some unforeseen obstacles during the process. Brook has also been very helpful with the minor issues we’ve had even after the close of our escrows. We highly recommend his services and know you will not be disappointed!

    Erin U

    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

    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

    I recently purchased my first home with Chris and I would highly recommend him for anyone looking to purchase their first home! Chris walked us through the home buying process in great detail, always responding to our texts and calls immediately. He is knowledgeable about the South Bay region prices and trends and encouraged the appropriate inspections on our 1950's home (Eg. older homes may have clay piping so he recommends a sewer inspection). Ultimately, Chris was never pushy and worked to our comfort level at all stages. From casually looking (by creating a customized MLS RSS feed) to helping us win in a multi-bid scenario, Chris was a pleasure to work with.

    Lauren L

    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

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

    Margo H

    Caskey 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

    Nicole offered us excellent advice and representation throughout the process. She offers the highest level of expertise and integrity. We sold our home at over asking price and couldn’t be happier!

    Marie A

    I was the seller of this property. My principal residence is in Oregon so it was extremely important to find a realtor who could work with me being out of state. Susan Jensen is professional, personal, and her knowledge of the area and buyers was excellent. She is the best realtor I have worked with in my life and will recommend her to everyone who is looking for a realtor in the South Bay area. Due to Susan’s expertise, escrow and title went very smoothly. This experience was wonderful.

    Madeline S

    Cindy is the consummate professional and the hardest working woman/realtor/person we know! She managed our house as a rental while we lived abroad for a couple of years and showed us her competence and professionalism in working with challenging situations in that effort. She also helped us purchase our home, giving us her full attention and addressing every detail, big or small, allowing us to feel that we were in very capable hands. What a pleasure it is to work with her!

    Cynthia

    I cannot recommend Susan and Alli enough when looking to purchase or sell your home. We tried searching on our own for a bit; but once we started working with them, they put our minds at ease. Their extensive knowledge of the South Bay market and long-term relationships within the community gave us an upper hand to make informed and confident decisions. They were always in constant communication with us and the agents, keeping the transaction moving along quickly and seamlessly. From staging advice to lenders and inspections - Susan and Alli were always on top of it, going beyond what is expected for excellent customer service. We cannot thank them enough for holding our hand and advocating for us during such a monumental life event!

    Elizabeth L

    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

    Aaron and his staff, in particular Abby, were extremely professional and responsive in selling our property. They also referred us to a wonderful estate sale agent, Victoria's Vintage, who helped clear the house and sell the many personal items that were of value. The escrow process was quick and clean. Thank you Klapper Group!

    Paul U

    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

    Absolutely love working with Tina. My family has worked with here for years, and she is a powerhouse. She is always so attentive and thorough throughout the whole process. Her relationships with local brokers, professionalism, and experience is endless. Myself and my family will always only continue to work with Tina and the Kaminsky group.

    Katie N

    Working with Kurt Allen was a pleasure. He proved to be a professional and calming voice in the uncertainty and anxiety that is often associated with buying and selling a house. He guided us with self-assuredness, and we were in excellent hands throughout the entire process. We wholeheartedly recommend his services for all types of buyers and sellers, both first-time and seasoned.

    Tate Y

    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

    nataliepujo

    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

    Serene and Barry sold my older home in Manhattan Beach as a private sale. The communication was wonderful.....they kept me in the loop; they are quite knowledgeable of market conditions; they are professional, and were a delight to work with. They stayed on top of all the details, making the selling process an easy one for me as Seller. Very pleasant couple and great to work with. I would definitely use them again.

    Theresa

    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

    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

    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

    "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

    There are a lot of things to look for in an agent; for us it came down to trust and knowledge of the South Bay. After working with multiple agents, we placed our trust in Lisa and couldn't be happier. While other agents focused on what they wanted to sell us, Lisa focused on what we wanted and then worked hard to get us exactly what we wanted

    Charles A

    Tina was great to work with as a buyers agent. I can't say I worked with her for long--within one week of beginning the search we were in escrow. She was super responsive and tenacious--from early morning texts, to late night calls, and weekend negotiations. In a very competitive sellers market, she helped me stand out as a buyer. She has a great and friendly team that helps keep the transaction moving along.

    JJ

    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

    Kurt is a top-flight representative when you are buying or selling your house. Thorough, committed to me, the client, communicates well and often. Makes the process work. I recommend him without reservation.

    Kevin C

    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

    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

    Shawn was absolutely fantastic. He helped my husband and I purchase our dream home. We were first time home buyers entering into a very hot market in the beach cities. As you can imagine, we were very daunted by the process and the stories of low inventories, all cash offers, multiple bids... the list goes on! Shawn was patient with us and acted as a trusted ally throughout the home buying process, which is what every home buyer wants to find in an agent. You want someone representing your best interests and not just the deal. During the initial stages of the process, Shawn helped us find listings that would suit our picky tastes and walked us through the available tradespace given multiple bid situations. Initially, we had no idea how many different aspects of an offer were up for negotiation and Shawn helped us craft the right offer given our risk preference and desire to be competitive. Aside from being an expert on the process, Shawn was extremely committed to us as clients. In one instance he was on vacation in China when we needed to put in an offer. When we called him, he took a pause from his vacation to make sure our offer was submitted on time - despite the time difference and plans he made with his family. I think that speaks volumes for Shawn's work ethic and concern for his clients. Going the extra mile is an understatement! After we found out home, he made the process simple. One aspect that I particularly loved was how Shawn used docusign. This service allowed us to sign the plethora of documents electronically and limited the drain on our time, which is something I valued immensely. He also made sure we had all our loose ends tied up so we were able to close on time and without issue. Further, since we were first time buyers, we needed the extra hand holding. As such, Shawn was extremely helpful in answering all of our questions and made sure our minds were at ease. We just moved in and are loving our home! We could never have done it without Shawn and his expertise - many thanks!

    Andrea C

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

    Tuni C

    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

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

    Linda 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

    We highly recommend Amy Hackman as a real estate agent for any individual or family searching for the ideal home for their unique situation. We were comfortable in our home but realized that we wanted a larger home to accommodate our growing family. Additionally, we wanted to work with someone who was enthusiastic, hard working and super friendly. Amy Hackman was exactly what we were looking for. When we initially met with Amy, we provided her with our budget limitations and the specifications of what we wanted in our new home. One of the qualifications was a house with an elevator. She is well connected in the community where we wanted to live and found us several houses that were possibilities. She didn’t waste our time in showing us homes that did not meet the specifications that were discussed at our initial meeting. Since inventory was limited, Amy jumped on a house that fit exactly what we were looking for. She was very patient and showed us the house several times, to make sure we were very comfortable in making an offer. During the negotiation process, Amy was very savvy and diligent. The sellers were a little difficult, but Amy with her professional prowess was able to execute a deal where both sides were happy. Amy is a highly attentive real estate agent. She treats you as if you are her only client, which of course is not the case. Amy returns all phone calls and emails the same day. We never felt neglected or unimportant. We highly recommend Amy Hackman to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. She is hands down the best in the business and if we ever need to move again, she will be our first choice in real estate agents.

    Duggan

    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

    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

    Karynne has amazing negotiation skills. The property I purchased was complicated and she handled everything with expertise skills. Her knowledge of the area is excellent. I had a great experience and have been buying property for many years. She has a special character that is not easily found.

    Lauren G

    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

    Dave Caskey and his team are professionals through and through. I had already moved across town and the took care of EVERYTHING that needed doing so I rarely even had to take a trip to the house. They made many upgrades that pleased both me and the buyers and I was able to get an outstanding price for my townhome thanks to this wonderful team! Five stars in every aspect!

    Charles L

    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

    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

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

    Troy F

    When my husband and I began looking at homes in the South Bay area, we were referred to Dave Caskey. He and his team certainly live up to their reputation. Dave was so responsive and professional from the beginning. He was able to show us houses we had seen online as well as a couple of homes that would be out on the market soon. We were delighted to find a beautiful home, in a fantastic school district. Dave and his team were a pleasure to work with and educated us throughout the process as we were first time home buyers. We felt confident in the advice provided to us and were happy to work with such a strong network in the area. We are still reaping the benefits of contractor recommendations for any home needs. We would highly recommend Dave Caskey and his team!

    Laura M

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

    Steph W

    It gives us great pleasure to share our experience in selling our house in Rancho Palos Verdes with Lily Liang’s help. Three years ago we purchased this beautiful house with ocean view. As we enter our golden age, we felt it would become difficult for us to manage many steps inside this house. We told Lily our wish of switching to a single story house with ocean view in Palos Verdes. Lily kept our need in her mind. When such a house became available, through her help we successfully purchased a single story house in Rolling Hills. Since the property we purchased in Rolling Hills had a sizable mortgage, we were under the pressure of selling the house in Rancho Palos Verdes in order to reduce our financial burden. To catch the most active time of selling a house, Lily discussed with us the market condition and suggested a reasonable selling price. She also suggested how to improve the appeal of this house with some remodeling. In the interest of saving time and money, Lily personally staged the house with beautiful paintings, flowers, and other decors. Her experience in interior decoration and her good taste made this house a true beauty. Then she immediately arranged a photographer, a videographer, placed advertisements, and had an Open House. Her quick action lead to a successful open house and several potential buyers in less than a week since the house was on the market. She analyzed the strength of each interested buyer and helped us to make a choice. She also prepared a back-up offer for us. During the short escrow, Lily was most supportive to ensure the escrow would close smoothly. With Lily’s planning and hard work, we completed the sale in less than two months since the house was on the market. Needless to say, Lily played a crucial role in our success of selling this house so quickly. Her tremendous experience in real estate, her negotiation skills, her hard work, her caring of the clients, and her honesty and sincerity in help others are the reasons for her receiving so many California state-wide, national, and international honors in the real estate profession. We are extremely happy that Lily took care of our real estate needs, and we are confident that others would be equally happy if Lily is the agent in selling or buying real estate properties for them.

    RPV

    I had been looking for a house for awhile but in no hurry. Nicole sent me listings and we visited a number of different places over a couple years. She was always looking out for me with no unwanted sales pressure. We found the perfect house and she helped me negotiate a very fair deal. Nicole helped my whole family go through the whole process. Nicole helped with a check list of things that had to get done and a list of people that had to do them. She kept track of all the time lines and she made herself available 24/7. Strongly recommend

    John U

    Dear Peggy, Thank you so much for your extraordinary client service in every regard selling our Manhattan Beach home. The process was unbelievably smooth from our end. Your guidance about what to do (and not) to help the home sell, dealing with our renter taking care of the myriad repairs, appointments, etc. was indispensable. And importantly, eliminating the need to stage the home and managing to close on the property within hours of the renter vacating were miracles borne of your expertise and professionalism. I have thoroughly enjoyed and certainly benefited from our long relationship and hope to remain friends despite the distance. Sincerely, Ruth

    Ruth H

    Brigitte Pratt and Amy Olivares are exceptional real estate agents. First, they are extremely knowledgeable about the market and the nuances of each neighborhood. Second, they always had our best interests in mind, and gave us tremendous advice in assessing properties, making offers, and negotiating. Third, they listened to our selection criteria and continually refined their search to find the properties that best matched it. Fourth, they rose above the call of duty on several occasions, accommodating changes, and helping us with unique requests. Last, they are both consummate professionals, and also really enjoyable to spend time with. We can't recommend them enough!

    Rob D

    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.

    Patrice

    Chris Corr was our agent for our purchase in Manhattan Beach. Without question, I would work with him again in an instant for future real estate transactions. I've completed numerous real estate transactions with different agents in LA; Torrance, Redondo, Palos Verdes, Beverly Grove, and my experience with Chris exceeded them all. Highly knowledgeable and extremely accommodating, I will be working with Chris again in the future.

    Alex L

    Will and Rachel make a great team with their personal and professional skills. Will initially communicated the issues and complexity of selling a home in Manhattan Beach very clearly, which resulted in our confidence in the entire process. Together, they were amazingly responsive and thoughtful about our needs and constraints. They demonstrated thoroughness, good analyses and good judgement in guiding us. Their sustained effort yielded a very good price for the property while avoiding complications that can arise with buyers and other parties. Our experience with Will and Rachel was excellent, and I would recommend that a prospective seller take the time to talk to them before selecting an agent.

    Bob

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

    Chris J

    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

    Working with Chris Schmidt and his team was the smoothest Real Estate transaction I have ever been in. Having had a friend that previously worked with Chris, I took the opportunity to meet with him and discuss my needs. It became immediately clear that I would trust him to sell our house. We had a unique situation with our house and we felt our property had a special value based on the zoning and location of the house. Chris completely agreed with us and took the opportunity and ran with it. The marketing of the house spoke to it’s unique circumstances and the offers that came in on our house were countered with the developed explanation of the true value of the house. Although we received immediate offers, Chris advised us that he felt that we could hold out for the interested parties to raise their bids. This was truly a huge breath of fresh air in this industry! He was working on our original plan and wanted us to realize the value we initially spoke about versus making the quicker deal. The strategy worked and one of the original bidders came up to our level! I can’t thank Chris enough for this experience and want to suggest to anyone else to use him to help close your deal.

    Jim G

    Judy has been our go-to real estate broker for fifteen years. We have worked with her to buy multiple homes. In each case she has presented us with properties before they were on the market. This is an amazing accomplishment in the hyper-competitive South Bay market! She works around-the-clock on behalf of her clients. Her deep market knowledge has allowed us to make confident decisions which have made for stress free purchase processes. We appreciate her diligence and determination on our behalf and highly recommend her to family, friends and business associates.

    S M

    We can't say enough about all the attention, care and hand-holding that Bryn Britton gave us in helping to sell our home of almost 34 years, guiding us in finding our new home and then synchronizing the sale and the purchase for a seamless move. Quick to learn what we were looking for in our new home and always available and patient for all our questions and concerns. And about eight months prior to all this Bryn got us thru the stress of having to sell our sister's condo to transition to a senior facility. We needed and got a quick, smooth sale and were pleased with the sales price.

    Elaine M

    Chris worked hard to help us sell our home during a time when it was very competitive to sell in our area. He also helped us buy a home at a fair price in an area that was more desirable where limited homes where available. We found Chris to be very professional and knowledgeable throughout the whole process and he was very pleasant to work with. He was constantly up to date with the current market values of homes in both areas and he always kept our best interests in mind. We highly recommend Chris to anyone wishing to buy or sell a home.

    Robert P

    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.

    BF

    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 worked with Kris Terrill from June 2010 through May 2011 when we purchased our first home. We met her while she was working an open house back in May of 2010, and we both left the open house feeling that she was the realtor we would want to work with when we decide to start looking for a home. She was professional, friendly, and very knowledgeable about the housing market. What we also really noticed, and what is very important to us, is that she was not pushy and didn’t give off the phony vibe you tend to get from some realtors. Since we were first time home-buyers, we told her up front that we will probably be a bit difficult to work with, as we will be very picky and working within a specific budget. She assured us that she completely understands and would still love to work with us. She kept her promise. Kris always showed the utmost patience with us, and she made sure to show us everything that came on the market within our parameters. I often had to bring my two small children with me to view homes, and Kris was amazing with them. She would watch and entertain them so that I could take time to look at the home. I think a lot of realtors would be a bit irritated, but she never was. I feel it is also important to note that whenever we asked Kris a question, if she did not know the answer, she would always research it and get back to us, even if it was not necessary or a random question. Kris always went above and beyond for us. Once we found the home we wanted to buy, Kris was there with us holding our hand through the whole process, which can be nerve-wracking. She made the process crystal clear and always walked us through each step thoroughly. Even after we closed escrow, Kris still made herself available to us for whatever we needed. She truly worked beyond her job description. It has been a joy to work with Kris both professionally and personally. She made the purchase of our first home an exciting and pleasurable experience, and we highly recommend her to anyone thinking about buying a home.

    Gino N

    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

    I have used Susan on several properties. She is amazing, reliable, trustworthy and almost like family to us. We are very pleased with her service.

    Clark S

    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

    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

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

    Michael D

    I could not be happier with Caskey and Caskey as my realtors representing me as a buyer and seller in multiple transactions over the past decade. They are experienced, and incredibly knowledgeable about the real estate market and the South Bay. Their marketing and negotiating skills are top notch. I highly recommend Caskey and Caskey to anyone looking to buy or sell.

    Crista L

    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

    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

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

    Lisa M

    When the time came to sell my Strand home of 25 years, I interviewed four of the South Bay’s local top producers. I chose Shawn Dugan to list the property because I felt he understood my home and its ideal target buyer. He presented a top tier marketing plan, was forthright with his analysis of the property and he had the important quality of being trustworthy. I felt confident he was the one for the job. Once listed, I was immediately impressed with his marketing materials and presentation of the house to prospective buyers. Throughout the process, Shawn was there for every phone call, question and concern that I had. He worked with integrity and always looked out for our best interest. He was with us every step of the way. The end result speaks for itself: a great price on the sale and less than half the average time on the market. I highly recommend Shawn to anyone who is thinking of selling their home. He really goes the extra mile.

    Bruce T

    Christa Lyons is, by far, the best real estate agent we have ever worked with. She's an expert in her market – extremely knowledgeable, always reachable and responsive, and consistently goes the extra mile to provide full service to her clients. We could not have asked for a better home-buying experience. We will definitely work with her again.

    K

    I recommend Dan O'Connor above any other Realtor I know; and that is a lot. Dan helped my wife and I purchase our first home, and was not overly pushy or aggressive, like a lot of different real estate professionals might be.

    SH

    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

    LOVE Tina! She's awesome. Having her as our agent was the best decision my husband and I made when we were looking for a house.

    D

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