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

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

Danny G

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

Mike W

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

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

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

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

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!


I've been working with Eric for months now and I can say how knowledgable he is in the industry. He is very easy to get along with and there is no problem with communication. He knows the right people needed to go through the complex problems.

Daniel L

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

Ryan N

Dan is the consummate professional, and as a second-generation South Bay agent, is extremely knowledgeable and well-connected. Dan adroitly guided the negotations of the purchase of my wife's dream home, while selling our existing house, at our price, without even listing the house.

Mix R

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

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

We are glad our daughter referred us to Judy. She said that Judy getting them their Manhattan Beach Tree Section home was nothing short of a miracle. Our daughter, son-in-law and our three grandchildren continue to enjoy their home to this day. Our Buyer/Broker relationship with Judy has been a real pleasure. She actually makes buying real estate stress free and fun! She is the consummate professional. She listens, she absorbs and she acts! No pressure ... just good sound advice. If it were not for her tremendous market knowledge, herr negotiating skills, and her dogged determination we would not be the proud owners today of two Hermosa Beach Sand Section properties ... and looking forward to purchasing a third! We appreciate Judy's efforts on our behalf and the successful results.


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

Brook is the most present and engaged realtor you can find in the South Bay (and beyond). It’s rare to find someone who - among many other things - will show up early to showings and help sweep the floors to make sure everything is immaculate. He helped to sell our house after ONE day on the market for full price - and a record number for the silver triangle.

Beau R

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

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

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

Susie C

We were looking to move for over a year before we met Barry and Serene. They were awesome in turning things around and quickly finding us our El Segundo home. Just as important, they kept the transaction moving forward throughout escrow. We are thrilled in our new home and recommend them to anyone selling or buying a home.


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

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!!


Dave and Jen are the best realtors in the South Bay, hands down. The buying and selling process with the firm is incredibly easy and the communication is great.

Darin L

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.


Have known Ms. Pacific for a long time and could not have been more happy with all she did in such a quality way to have our Palos Verdes home sold appropriately. Highly recommend her.

Alan 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

To whoever wants to work with Shawn-- he's the best. He helped us from A to Z to get this house, and we're very happy. Thank you, Shawn. Good luck!

Tiffany V

We could have written a lot of praises about Cindy - and it would have been a ``BEST SELLER!`` Cindy is ABSOLUTELY THE BEST! Cindy cares about her clients tremendously and it shows every step of the way. She was outstanding in both the purchase of our new home and the sale of our old home (which sold in 1 weekend). The timing was impeccable and Cindy made it happen. Her knowledge, professionalism and attention to details are superb and she helps you through the process with ease. Cindy is always there for you no matter what questions or concerns you may have, even after the transactions are complete. Her engaging personality is an asset and made it a very enjoyable experience. We feel extremely fortunate to have crossed paths with Cindy and will recommend her to everyone we know. Thank you Cindy for everything!

Mora 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. 1/19/20

Robbin 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

After consulting several friends and interviewing many agents, we were thrilled with our choice of Dave Caskey to handle the sale of our beloved Manhattan Beach home. Dave and his team made the process easier than I imagined. He made excellent contractor recommendations for work we wanted to have completed, was available and extremely patient for the many questions we had and was a true professional. Additionally, he made sure potential buyers knew exactly what we loved about our house and made it shine. Finally, we were extremely pleased that he was able to get a good offer in the amount that we were hoping to receive, despite what other agents had predicted our sale price would be, and he made the completion of a long distance sale a snap. Besides all of this-he really is a good guy. I highly recommend Caskey & Caskey for all of your real estate needs!

Kim N

Lily was incredible! Without her, we would not have found the property we purchased and have been able to have the offer accepted in such a competitive environment with multiple offers. Lily was with us every step of the way and always extremely responsive at all hours of the day and night. We have never seen such a hard working person do all that she can to complete the purchase. We are so grateful that we had Lily as our Realtor. She is clearly "BEST IN CLASS"!


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

Geoffrey T

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

C. M

We could not be more pleased working with Lisa! She is always very professional, accommodating, and takes pride in making her client's needs her first priority. We were extremely impressed with her attentiveness and flexibility. She is very connected in the community and provides her clients with the best solutions for their circumstances. Lisa makes you feel at ease and approaches every situation with a pleasant demeanor. It has been a pleasure working with her!

Willie G

Karynne went above and beyond in helping my wife and I purchase our first home. She showed us houses from Manhattan Beach to the PV Peninsula, and clearly has a remarkable knowledge of the South Bay - with deep connections to the realtors in each of the beach cities.

Luis A

I had a wonderful experience with Dan. He knows these cities and the market like the back of his hand and was able to find us the perfect house. A strong point of note, he is very well-respected by other local agents and they love working with him. That says a lot in my book, and it was very helpful in closing the deal seamlessly. Dan is attentive, prompt with communication, and eager to provide as much help as we needed. And I genuinely believe he is honest and caring, traits one is always concerned about when choosing an agent. I couldn't recommend him more highly!

Christopher O

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

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

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.

Barry F

Nicole was much more than a professional, knowledgeable and effective representative who was a pleasure to work with on the purchase of our home – she was our friend and ally through every challenge we encountered relocating from out of state with small children to our new home in Manhattan Beach. We are very grateful and would absolutely work with her again on any future transaction.

Saori T

Dan is a true professional and a pleasure to work with! Patient, knowledgeable and fun to be around; I would recommend Dan all day long. I've bought two houses and sold one using his services and each experience was a positive one.

Jennie R

I have used Darrin and Kim on a number of transactions both buying and selling. Their creativity on sourcing both off market opportunities and helping guide us on listed properties has been exceptional. I would not hesitate to use them again.

Chris S

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!


3838 W Carson Street Suite 109 Torrance.CA 90S03‐6703 Phone (310) 540‐1330 Fax (310) 540‐1592www.american‐california.comFred was the realtor on both the sale of my Manhattan Beach property and on the purchase of my Palos Verdes Estates property. When it comes to buying and selling your home, you want Fred to be your realtor. He works to close both transactions as fast and as painless as possible. His experience and expertise is unparalleled. Buying or selling your home is one of the biggest financial decisions a person or family will often make in their life. I wanted someone who would step up and get the job done for me. And, that person was definitely Fred. Real Estate should be treated as a business. I obviously wanted     to make the most money and save the most money, and Fred acc?mplished this efficiently for me. He always kept my best interest at heart. The best part was, I never even listed my house. Fred was able     to find multiple buyers with offers, without having to do an open house. It was great. I am also not       the typical buyer, as I was looking to move quickly (prior to getting married), and I made an offer without stepping foot in my new home. Some may call that crazy, but I trusted Fred and his knowledge of         the area as well as my instincts. Fred was able to acquire my new house before they even had a chance to do the planned open house. In this market you definitely can't move slowly. Fred was able to        move swiftly by selling my previous property and acquiring my new house all in less than 25 days, which was pretty remarkable. Not only am I proud to call Fred my realtor and always impressed by his business savvy, but I am also happy to call him a friend. He is great to do business with.Sincerely,Ryan Hermann 

Ryan H

Shawn thinks out-of-the-box at every level to create a deal opportunity and to get it closed. He's a rock star agent, and you get to deal directly with him rather than some hand-me-down associate. Top shelf.


Lets face it. Purchasing a home can sometimes be a frightening experience. Chris Plank eliminates any reservations one may have or encounter throughout their buying experience. He’s been a tremendous source of information for my wife and I, and continually offers his expertise even following our closing. I can’t say enough about him as an agent, but more importantly, as a person. Trustworthy, sincere, and honesty are just a few that come to mind. I’m glad he’s in our corner and involved in our home buying experience.

Gary F

The Klapper Group did a great job helping us sell our house! They went above and beyond helping us with a complicated transaction and issues with our inspection. Aaron, Linda and Abby are genuinely nice people to work with and a pleasure to get to know. I recommend them highly.

Michelle T

I have completed three property transactions with Yvonne Amarillas as my realtor and appreciated the thoroughness with which she completed all of them. Yvonne was always there when I had questions or concerns with the best advice and solutions. When doing real estate prior to Yvonne’s involvement, other agents let me do all the worrying and wondering. I highly recommend Yvonne to handle your real estate transactions. She is the best!!

Jill M

Barry's marketing background, and Serene's masters degree in Negotiation, proved incredibly helpful in getting me the best price and terms when I bought my Manhattan Beach home. They respected my time and really listened to my needs. I recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.


Cindy is a very seasoned real estate professional, extremely knowledgeable of the south bay area, specifically the beach communities of Los Angeles. We found our experience to be greater than our expectations. We would recommend Cindy to anyone looking for real estate in the South Bay beach areas.

Fred T

Christa Lyons represented me when I sold my home in 2014. There was no doubt that my home would sell quickly as it was in a very desirable area, however as with many homes mine was due for some updating. Christa knew just what to do to that would realize the greatest return and she was spot on!

Lynn S

We can hardly find a way to thank you for all that you've done for us with regard to the purchase of our home. We truly couldn't have found an agent with more integrity, intelligence, sensitivity, knowledge, dedication, efficiency and professionalism. Thank you for going above and beyond the call of duty to source and schedule our contract work and even design our beautiful skylights! We appreciate all the extra time and work you put in for us. We tremendously enjoyed working with you and couldn't imagine working with anyone else. We feel so lucky to have found you! Now we just have to figure out how we are going to make any home decisions without you! You are simply wonderful. Many, many thanks. We will of course recommend you to anyone we know looking to buy in the area!


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

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!!


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

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 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!


Chris was our real estate agent in our first home purchase in August 2004. Chris was amazing; working with both our budget and a tight market he found us the greatest first home. After looking at several homes, bidding on a few and being out bid, we started to get frustrated. Chris encouraged us to wait patiently and that he would find us what we wanted. Sure enough, we waited patiently and we got the home we wanted. Chris’ organizational skills and follow through made working with the listing agent very easy. She commented to us that we were very lucky to have someone like Chris representing us, and that it was a real pleasure to work with a professional. To this day, we still maintain contact with Chris, as he has been an amazing resource to us. We cannot say enough about him and his work ethic. We were extremely pleased with our house and would highly recommend Chris to anyone looking to buy in South Bay and surrounding areas.

Julie M

With great pleasure we wish to share our experience in purchasing our house in Rolling Hills, one of the four cities in Palos Verdes Peninsula. Our real estate agent, Lily Liang, was aware of our plan to buy a single story house since last year. But it was not easy to find an affordable, spacious, single story house with ocean view in P.V. About five months ago Lily informed us that a single story house in Rolling Hills with an attractive asking price maybe worth our consideration. We immediately toured the house and decided to make an offer. Needless to say, quick action is the key to get a good property. Without losing anytime, Lily presented our offer to the seller during a raining night, and spent a long time to point out the merits of our offer. We were glad that the seller accepted our offer. During escrow Lily efficiently arranged the inspections so we did not have to spend time or be stressed. Escrow was closed smoothly pretty much on time. We know Lily is a top real estate professional in Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County, and in the U.S. as is proven by numerous awards she has received. Our recent purchase of the house in Rolling Hills has given us an opportunity to understand why she has garnered so many honors. We would like to share our thoughts in the following. 1. Lily puts her clients' interest above anything else. Whether the price of the property is low or high, Lily treats her client with the same kind of care, patience, and respect. 2. Her over 30 years of experience in real estate and her up-to-date knowledge of the market condition are most valuable in assessing the value of a property. 3. Her negotiation skill and her gentle manner are indispensable in successfully completing a purchase. 4. She works extremely hard, seven days a week is the norm. Sometimes to help a foreign or out of state buyer, she would sacrifice her sleep. 5. She is very efficient. We were surprised how fast she arranged various inspections during the escrow, and she sent us all the necessary documents to sign without any delay. 6. She is really responsible. She personally answers all the phone calls and emails as soon as possible. She would spend lots of time thinking how to help her client successfully completing the deal. We feel very fortunate that we had Lily's help in purchasing our house in Rolling Hills. Without any hesitation we would strongly recommend her to others in meeting their real estate needs.


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

Emery L

Barry and Serene are an amazing team! They bring a wealth of experience to the table, not just real estate experience and thorough knowledge of the area but also Barry’s marketing background and Serene’s masterful negotiation skills (seriously: she has a Master’s degree in Negotiations!). All their experience along with their clear, reliable communications translate into a feeling of calm, trust, and confidence through what can be an incredibly stressful time. Highly recommended! Wonderful people and fantastic real estate agents.


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.


Eric was a pleasure to work with during the sale of our home. He was very responsive, attentive to details and well organize. Eric was well prepared from the moment my family contacted his office in regards to the sale of our home. He did a thorough research of our neighbourhood and analyzed the past and current market trend to decipher the best price to list our house that was favourable to us and one that would get it sold quickly. Thanks to Eric's hard work, we were able to sell our home to a qualified buyer at a great price. Thank You, Eric!

Rebecca L

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.


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

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

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

Chris is the best! He kept us calm during the nerve-racking process of finding and buying our first house. All through escrow he explained each step. He personally went out of his way on more than one occasion to make sure our escrow closed. Even after moving in to our new house, he called to follow-up and remind us about a few things we needed to do. As I said, he is the best!

Joan W

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

Brook was able to sell our incredibly rare side-by-side condo complexes off market - for asking price. He was instrumental in working with us on renovations and landscaping to get the condos up to market value. Everyone involved could not be more thrilled with the experience of working with Brook.


My husband and I met Christine at an open house we found on Zillow. We quickly knew that she would be the right match for us as we sold our Hermosa Beach sand section home and sought to purchase a Manhattan Beach home. Within one day of meeting her, she connected us with an off-market home that was exactly what we wanted. A few weeks later we had sold one home and closed on a new one. If I were to describe Christine in two words, I’d say she is full of enthusiasm and hustle. She was as excited for us as we were for ourselves and enthusiastically helped us navigate the buy-side and sell-side. Additionally she had the hustle we needed to get two deals done on time and within the financial parameters we had put forward. It was a pleasure to get to know, and work with, Christine.

Kollen P

We had a challenging search for our first home here in Manhattan Beach. Much of our process was contingent on the closing sale of an apartment in New York. As we know, the market waits for no-one in this town! Through personal relationships with Selling Agents, and constant communication Amy was able to keep our deal alive and ultimately have a successful close on our dream home. -She was also very patience with us! As new buyers we had an abundance of questions and Amy did a wonderful job educating us through the process. Lastly, Amy is simply a kind, gracious person and a pleasure to work with. We highly recommend her services!

Hanley H

The Klapper Group did a great job helping us sell our house! They went above and beyond helping us with a complicated transaction and issues with our inspection. Aaron, Linda and Abby are genuinely nice people to work with and a pleasure to get to know. I recommend them highly.

Michelle T

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!


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

I would really like to recommend Shawn Dugan as a real estate agent. He sold my house on The Strand. We waited for the best price; we got the best price. There was no giving up on what our needs were, and the transition was wonderful. I spent a year after that looking for something that would really suit me, and Shawn was wonderful in helping me find this fabulous 1927 vintage cottage - something I had been looking for for a very long time - on a very large lot. And again, we were able to get the price that I needed from the sellers. All I can say about Shawn is that he's easy to work with. He is so completely honest, and I think he really takes care of the seller, as I was, and the buyer, as I became - especially when there's so much emotion involved in real estate. It can be a really hard thing to get through. But Shawn did it so well for me, and I would recommend him to anybody, anywhere. He knows the market. He has lived here his whole life. He does every cost comparison you can possibly imagine. He supplies you with as much information as you need to know, and he follows through. I would not have used him not one, or two times but now I'm using him again for rental purposes with my properties. He is just an overall perfect package, in a field with people that are a little hard to take some times, and also hard to trust. I cannot say enough about Shawn Dugan and his company. Thanks!


I had to sell my late mom's home in a relatively short timeframe. I was referred to the Klapper Group from my estate attorney. I found Aaron Klapper and his staff to be extremely helpful, knowledgeable and responsive. He was quick to come out, assess the estate situation and the local market. He answered many questions for me throughout the process. The actual sale occurred even faster than I thought - about 2 months. And I was quite pleased with the price. Afterward, the Klapper Group was very thorough when finalizing post-sale details. I would definitely recommend Klapper Group!

Roxanne W

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

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 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 is a dream to work with. She has excellent market knowledge and access to important trends and activities going on in the South Bay, which are critical to concluding a successful transaction. Most importantly, she is detail-oriented, has excellent communication/follow-up skills, and is one of the most ethical and professional agents we have ever met. We’ve used her for three transactions (buying and selling) and would never think of using any other agent in the South Bay.

Bryan R

We selected Caskey & Caskey after interviewing other brokers, but also based on the very strong recommendation of our next door neighbors, who had just had a fantastic experience listing their home with Dave. Our goal was to sell our home in Manhattan Village as quickly as possible, and at a price that might seta high mark for the neighborhood. We selected Dave and his team based on market knowledge and marketing ability. What we didn’t even appreciate at the time was the power of Dave’s support team, including a fantastic home repair, sprucing and staging team, and a great website and collateral materials,all of which really helped to maximize our home’s best features and selling value. In addition, there were lots of little touches and support—too many to detail here—that were extremely helpful and beyond what we’ve ever experienced from a realtor. We definitely recommend Dave and his team!

Robert W

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

We worked with Juliet when we moved from San Francisco to Los Angeles and she made the process a smooth and easy one. She was able to find us several rentals within the areas we wanted and the exact features we were looking for. She negotiated for us and handled all the paperwork which saved us a lot of time. Juliet was professional, quick to respond and an upbeat contact throughout. Would highly recommend her to any.

Nikki S

"Barry and Serene helped us both buy and sell homes in Redondo Beach. They make it a win-win situation for everyone and we highly recommend them to all our friends and neighbors."


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.


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.


Very knowledgeable, punctual and professional. Christa closed our escrow on time and without any issues. She took care of everything from start to finish. A stress-free transaction!!! Thank you!


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

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

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

Cindy Shearin is the consummate professional and I highly recommend her. She has done numerous transactions with us and we always feel like we got the best price in a timely manner as well as great service. If you wish to buy or sell a home you will not find anyone better than Cindy. She is the best and no one else is close.


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

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

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

I am writing this letter to provide my wholehearted recommendation for Kris Terrill. I have had the pleasure of working with Kris on both the purchase and sale of a home. I learned early on that Kris was more than a realtor; finding that she is a partner in helping our family navigate our real estate decisions. We were new to the Redondo Beach area and was fairly intimidated by the real estate market given our relocation from the Midwest. Kris was highly recommended to us by a couple of close friends who have worked with Kris repeatedly for their own needs. I wanted someone that I could trust to guide our family through the process with integrity and care. Given our newness to the area Kris quickly became a trusted advisor who helped us not only find the right home, negotiate a great price, but also helped us also navigate other components of moving into a new community. Her involvement with our move didn't end at closing. She would regularly check in on us from time to time to ensure that we had what we needed. We eventually needed to sell our home and move back to the Midwest for family reasons. Kris treated us with compassion and care going the extra mile making sure that our home was ready to go onto the market. We were so well prepared that Kris was able to sell our home 2 days before the official listing hit the MLS. This was such a relief for us and I know that it wouldn't have been possible without Kris. Ultimately I recommend Kris as a trusted advisor to assist with anyone's real estate related needs. She takes the time to understand her clients needs and is extremely efficient with your time. Kris is also extremely knowledgeable with the market and is adept at finding precisely the right home for you. She is the best realtor I have ever worked with and will definitely work with her again in the future.

Dustin N

When I started my search for a home, I visited many open houses. Every realtor I met follows a similar script - they all give you their business card and then they all subscribe you to the same MLS mailing list system. I ended up working with Brook because from the very first day, he listened carefully to what I was looking for. He followed up with me, and continued to refine the searches to get me some awesome properties to look at. I found Brook to be trustworthy and easy to work with. He was able to leverage his vast network to help me navigate some unforeseen obstacles and land me in the perfect home. Thank you Brook!

Ryan S

We just completed our second and third real estate transaction with Dan, and I can't speak highly enough about the level of effort he put into both. Although I hope not to be in the market again for the foreseeable future, if I was he would definitely be my first call.

Bill J

“Fred Z. is an amazing agent withyears of experience and a great reputation. When I work with Fred I am always excited because I know there’s a true pro on the other sideand we both are going to do the bestfor our clients.”Dan O’Connor, Strand Hill 

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