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

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Karl
Herzer

Lic #: 02092354
REALTOR®

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    Karl Herzer moved to the South Bay in 2004 from The San Francisco Bay Area. He immediately fell in love with the area’s vibrant and active residents. He recently held a position as a coach at Redondo Union High School’s football program. Karl has a competitive nature and a will to win. One of Karl’s greatest passions is helping others succeed or reach their goals. He feels strongly that Real Estate offers him a similar opportunity to direct this energy into finding his clients the perfect home. He will work tirelessly for his clients to finthe home that suits their needs and relishes the opportunity to continue honing his craft. His competitiveness, extensive knowledge of the Beach Cities and Hollywood area, and his love for this community makes him ideally suited to guide clients to their ideal home.  

    Testimonials

    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

    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

    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

    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

    We met Dan in 2007 when he helped us sell our first house in MB. He has since become our only choice with any real estate transactions we had in MB and the surrounding areas. Being brought up in the area as well as in the business he truly has a unique perspective and immense knowledge of the South Bay market. Always patient, thoughtful, calm and honest we have come to trust Dan to always put our needs and wants first. In an industry that is very competitive Dan's professionalism and attention to detail stands out. Always available he constantly goes above and beyond even with matters that don't pertain to a deal. He is truly a part of the community and puts his heart into making everything work out for all. We have referred him to many friends who have had the same experience. We feel so fortunate to call Dan a friend and know that he'll always be part of our lives even though we have moved on from the area.

    Ed M

    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

    Great Agent in the South Bay! Very helpful and dedicated.

    Kaylee Y

    “Nicole did an outstanding job in finding me the ideal off-market property . She was well prepared, thorough, and did an excellent job in representing me during my search. As someone just moving the area, she took the time to educate me as to attributes of the various neighborhoods and found me the perfect location. Nicole has great market knowledge and was a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Nicole to anyone looking in the South Bay.”

    Kevin D

    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

    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

    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

    My first real estate interaction with Shawn was in 2018. My brother and I were seeking a realtor who was very experienced in the area to sell a property that had been in the family for over 60 years. We wanted to find the right mix of personality to handle that type of transaction. We decided to look at the 5 top agents in Manhattan Beach. Had interviews with 5 of these realtors. Immediately we zeroed in on what we felt were our top two, and Shawn just had a more unique approach. He really thought out how he was going to be marketing. He wasn’t just selling himself on his past sales. He really looked forward as to how he was going to be marketing our property - way more, I thought, than some of the other realtors in the area. The only way to show the view was to get a scissor lift, and he coordinated the whole process of getting a scissor lift, so we could go 25-30 feet in the air, and he could take prospective realtors and buyers to view the property with the real potential of its view, and that was a great call by Shawn. From that collaboration of he being a good listener and us asking engaging questions with him, we felt very confident that he was the right pick. We really felt that Shawn was strongly representing us. He created an exceptional video of our property that really showed its uniqueness. He generated a lot of excitement for it. His brochures were absolutely gorgeous. His delivery and his understanding of the local marketplace. His relationships with some of the builders that eventually was our buyer just brought that collective strength to the transaction that made it go pretty smooth. He just made us feel very relaxed and good about working with him. And we could see that he would be a person that other realtors would want to work with, as well as clients. We are so thankful that we chose him, and he came across our lives and made such an impact with handling a very unique property here in Manhattan Beach for us. Do your homework; interview some other agents. That way you have a more informed opinion. And I think when you sit down with Shawn and give him the opportunity to really present his way of thinking, his way of handling the transaction, I think you’ll hopefully do what we did and go with Shawn.

    Leslie D

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

    Aarti

    Before I met Shawn, I met three other Realtors who did not listen to what I had said to them, whereas Shawn listened to everything I said and helped me find the perfect home, very quickly. I was under the gun to find a home in three months - not just find it but also close on it in three months - which he made possible. Shawn found me a house that wasn't on the market. He was very resourceful. He contacted the owners and made it all happen. He persuaded the owners to sell when they had wanted to rent and just kept everything going. He kept everything positive and just so easy. It worked out really really well. So YAY Shawn! Thank you so much.

    Julie H

    Chad was everything you could ask of a realtor. Having been referred to him, right when we met him we knew we were in good hands. Chad took a very strategic approach and it was great to see how this very challenging real estate market in the South Bay has to be navigated. Chad found our home off market before anyone had seen it. It blew us away and because Chad grew up in the South Bay he found this home just because he knows everyone in town. It was a fantastic experience and his level of professionalism was what we cannot say enough about. Thank you Chad for finding us a great place to call home.

    Matt G

    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

    Lee has been there every step of the way. He is an exceptional communicator, more than a pleasure to deal with, and he gets extraordinary results for his clients--the winning trifecta. I would recommend him to all my friends and family.

    Alex M

    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

    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 have lived in Southern California for more than half a century and have bought and sold a number of properties. Among the many real estate agents we have encountered, Lily Liang is the most thoughtful, effective, and honest one we have ever met. We started to look for a house to purchase in Palos Verdes (PV) peninsula of Los Angeles in 2012. Our search criteria were quit strict: recent construction, tasteful architecture, good ocean view, high ceiling interior, private bath in every bedroom, no swimming pool, etc. After meeting with numerous agents and visiting many houses over six months, we were not successful in finding any property to make an offer. We met Lily through the Internet. She provided us an effective and comprehensive review of a very competitive PV real estate market based on her 30 plus years of experience in real estate. She is highly networked with other agents and prepared an in-depth analysis of the properties that nearly met our requirements. Her expertise immediately narrowed down our search to a manageable few. Lily also used her knowledge about PV neighborhoods and insights about each property under consideration to facilitate our selection. Even having received a great deal of useful information from her, we never felt any pressure to make an offer. She left the decision entirely to us. Lily is pleasant to talk to, easy to reach by phone, and responsive to our email. She worked with us tirelessly using photos, descriptions, and objective evaluation to identify and show us candidate houses even when the time or the weather was not the most desirable. In fact, she arrived to show us the house that we eventually purchased in a cold, rainy Sunday afternoon only twenty minutes after we contacted her. Lily reviewed with us the suitability of this house in order to make sure it is the right one for us. Once we expressed serious interest in this property, she skillfully negotiated a price acceptable to both the seller and to us in a couple of days. After we made our decision to buy, Lily wrote a fair and attractive offer for us. The purchase agreement was reached with the seller only in three days, and the escrow was closed in 45 days without any complication. Soon after the escrow was closed, Lily realized that we were not ready to move in. To avoid our house being unoccupied for a long time, she proactively recruited an ideal tenant for us, and even helped us furnish this house as our tenant wished. We are truly grateful to Lily for her extraordinary service before and after the sale was completed. We have since found out that our remarkable experience with Lily was not a unique case. Lily’s help to her clients often does not end after the escrow was closed. Sometimes she provided move-in assistance, or helped take care of the property if the owner could not live there full-time, or helped lease the property as in our case. All these extra services are beyond an agent’s normal duty and Lily offered them because of her kindness and a strong desire to make the purchase a lasting success. Based on her integrity, exceptional service, and dedication to her clients, it is no surprise that Lily is a recipient of the great honor in real estate profession -- one of the Top 250 Agents in the US. We highly recommend her to anyone seeking for a real estate professional’s service.

    RPV

    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

    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!!

    Erika

    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

    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

    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

    Jeffrey has been a friend and my Realtor for over 20 years. He has represented me and my family in over 13 successful real estate transactions. These included residential, commercial and development opportunities. Jeffrey has been invaluable in negotiations and all real estate matters, including, helping us with tax deferred exchanges, banking, finance, legal, and credit.

    David L

    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

    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.

    PV

    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

    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

    Chad treated me more like a friend than a client. I am a beginning investor and he was always willing to answer my questions, no matter how basic. He also provided me with excellent contacts so that I could pick the partners I needed to create the deal that was right for me.

    Brian C

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

    Esther

    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.

    Woodsons

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

    Robert B

    Peggy is AWSOME! We met her after working with her son Peter who found us our amazing house. We are not savvy buyers but Peggy guided us through all the red tape with a great deal of patience. I trusted her opinion and felt total confidence in her suggestions as we went through selling our old house and buying our new house in 3 weeks! It was a very complicated transaction and she guided us at every step with a great deal of caring and compassion. Even though we only worked with her for a few weeks she felt like family. She was always available for my calls and questions and very professional without ever being pushy.

    Azin, S

    As someone who has worked in the fields of academia, publishing and show business, I have dealt (in my over half-century of life!) with an array of professionals. Without question I would rank Barret at the very top of those whom I respect. Further, the personal attention and sincere care he showed me throughout the process of selling my home has lead me to admire him as a fine human being as well. I can't thank him enough for his fantastic service. His advice, actions, professionalism and business marketing plan were spot-on and attained top dollar for my condo. I’ve held an HOA Board seat for fifteen of my twenty year living at Beachport Village and know in that time he has sold numerous condos in my complex. It was, indeed, hearing his outstanding reputation “through the grapevine” that led me to contact him to represent me. And I am so happy I did! Please know I would be happy to ardently recommend him to all those planning to sell or buy in the area, and wish him continued success.

    Ph.D. R

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

    Gary S

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

    Max N

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

    Emilie S

    Christa is an exceptional Realtor and stands out amongst her competitors. She understands the local and broader market. She is honest and sincere which is hard to find in a fast and dynamic market. She was able to stage our home and get the most value for our home. Thank You Christa for an incredible positive experience.

    Jen L

    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

    Will and Rachel will not only help you find a house, they are truly committed to find you a Home for your family! Honesty, professionalism and determination are a few of their traits, by following their advise we avoided making a wrong decision.

    Gennaro M

    We really enjoyed working with Alex.

    Tom

    It was such a pleasure to work with Brook on finding us our home in the location we wanted to live in. His knowledge for the area was outstanding and very informative. He truly looks out for his clients and is very professional and personable. He doesn’t treat his clients like a client; he treats them like a friend and has their best interest at hand. His selfless, positive, calm and friendly demeanor make him a wonderful person to work with going through the process of buying a home. My husband and I would highly recommend him for buying or selling a home.

    Angel T

    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

    Holly was incredible to work with, and she sold our home and found us another one in less than a month. Steve and I had been talking to her for a while, she set up searches for us, but, most importantly, she understood Steve’s wants and parameters for a new home almost immediately. A dear friend of mine has used Holly 4 times and had only the most incredible things to say about her when she recommended her to us. We feel the same way. She just gets the job done with such pleasure and is acutely dialed into the Manhattan Beach market and is privy to many very exclusive listings before they even hit the market. That is what you need in Manhattan Beach, and that is how we were able to view many homes, including our new one. With walk streets being so desirable, I think Holly would be a great fit for your family to find you that property for a fair price before everyone knows about it. She is also liked and respected by all agents, which makes transactions go smoothly.I wish you the best of luck in your search for a new home. I can assure you that working with Holly will yield the results you want. She is also as nice as she is skilled.

    Tina T

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

    Benjamin D

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

    Skeeter K

    Lily was absolutely terrific! We interviewed several of the top realtors in Palos Verdes and we felt based on her presentation that she would be the best choice for us. Lily is very knowledgeable, great with other agents, terrific on follow-up and follow-through (two of the most important attributes for agents but yet today is hard to find) and was able to secure a buyer for us in less than one week at greater than asking price. Oh, did I tell you that we set the asking price? Lily asked us what we would like to receive for the house as it had been on the market for over 6 months with other Palos Verdes (long-time) agents who were unable to perform. Lily was very positive, even though the house had been on the market and she truly felt from the beginning that we had a great house and that it needed better exposure. Lily took pictures the second day of the listing and everything was very professionally done and the pictures looked great. You can compare the before (other agents) to Lily's pictures and there is no comparison on the difference. Professionalism sells. Lily was able to generate, through her network of outside broker contacts and her knowledge of the market, 4 above asking price offers in less than one week and she was able to achieve what is the highest price per SF set for this area of Palos Verdes. Hire Lily. You will be pleasantly surprised. She is in a class by herself!

    PVE

    Kurt Allen is an amazing agent! He knows his stuff well. He is professional, committed and works hard to get you his best! You are never alone, even when the purchase is over. You can count on him well past the day you get your keys to your new house. You can trust Kurt. He is a friend for ever!!!

    Judy G

    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.

    Dean

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

    Scott E

    Cindy is a true professional, with extensive knowledge in every aspect of the real estate process. If you are selling, she has great vision of how your property will present itself best, and will move mountains to achieve that. If you are buying, she will work tirelessly to find you the best property, often delivering more that you would have dreamed possible, at a price better than you dared hope expect - she is an excellent negotiator. I have both purchased and sold property with Cindy's help several times over the past 15 years (including income properties and spec homes), and remain a very happy client. You could not be in better hands than Cindy's!

    Thomas D

    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

    Having lived in the same beach home for many years, the real estate process was a brand new experience. Serene and Barry made selling my home a smooth transition, and also came through with flying colors in finding me another home I absolutely love. They're a superior real estate team, with excellent marketing and negotiation skills, plus the personalized attention that was incredibly helpful in my relocation. I would recommend them to anyone looking to sell or buy a home. Thank you so much!

    Wendy W

    Ralph is a wonderful agent and a great person!!! He represented us to sell our home in 2016. He was always available whenever we had questions or concerns about the process. He did a great job educating us about the selling process and he was extremely patient in answering all our questions. He is knowledgeable about the housing market and the buying/selling process. We highly recommend him to anyone in the market to buy or sell a property.

    Private

    When I contacted Shawn, he was immediately very personable and was willing to meet us and get right to work. We met him and he was just so low key and so friendly. You have the immediate sense that he knows what he’s talking about, and he’s been around for a long time. We bought with him, and then 13 months later we sold the same property with him. … I do send everyone to him. We are in constant contact because our projects together are just never ending. Whether they are rental properties or investment properties or buying or selling homes. We always pull him in and make him part of the story - if he’s not already. I mean, he’s so well known locally. You drive through Manhattan Beach, and a lot of the properties are his.

    Eleanor C

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

    Melissa A

    Words CANNOT describe how superb Lee is as a professional realtor that delivers top-notch first class service! I have worked with Lee on quite a few purchase and sale transactions and can attest to his ability as an agent. He is a very aggressive advocate for his clients and literally works day and night to make sure everything is happening on time.

    Michael S

    I can’t say enough great things about Karynne! We have bought and sold 8 homes and she is by far the best agent we have ever worked with or met. Karynne was readily available to show us houses on the same day they came on the market; she is extremely knowledge about the area and steered us away from some bad deals; she is a master at the paperwork and following up with the seller’s agents for deadlines; she is knowledgeable about home quality and structure; she helped us negotiate the correct price by knowing the market value and doing her research; she is willing to take all the time you need to find the right house and on top of all that she is a genuinely caring agent who wants you to be happy in your new home. I obviously would highly recommend Karynne to anyone!

    Melissa E

    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

    In this frenetic housing market we needed someone that could both keep us abredst of the housing landscape on a daily (almost hourly!) basis and keep us sane at the same time... not an easy task! SouthBayChad performed these duties in a professional and compasionate manner, delivering us our dream home. Not to mention, he gifted us an incredible portrait of our new home... thanks SouthBayChad!

    Jenny

    I found Lynne Lear on Zillow. From our first phone conversation to closing on our investment home, Lynne provided excellent service. She has great insight on the area and each neighborhood. She was highly responsive and was always one step ahead in the process. I highly recommend Lynne Lear.

    Client

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

    M

    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

    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

    Having lived in the same beach home for many years, the real estate process was a brand new experience. Serene and Barry made selling my home a smooth transition, and also came through with flying colors in finding me another home I absolutely love. They're a superior real estate team, with excellent marketing and negotiation skills, plus the personalized attention that was incredibly helpful in my relocation. I would recommend them to anyone looking to sell or buy a home. Thank you so much!

    Wendy W

    We met with Ed on a recommendation from a friend to purchase a new house for the first time. We were so glad that we did. From the first day, Ed and his team have been great! We've closed escrow on the new house on time. Everyone has been very professional and communicative and also so patient and quick to answer any questions we've had. We've been primarily working with Maria Hattori who has helped guide us and gave us so much attention. Each member of his team is a pleasure to work with and we will absolutely develop their services the next time in the future. I will highly recommend Ed and his team to my family and friends

    Palwi 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

    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

    Susan Jensen was wonderful. I would recommend her to anyone buyer or selling in the Manhattan Beach / Hermosa Beach area.

    Linda G

    Holly was incredible to work with, and she sold our home and found us another one in less than a month. Steve and I had been talking to her for a while, she set up searches for us, but, most importantly, she understood Steve’s wants and parameters for a new home almost immediately. A dear friend of mine has used Holly 4 times and had only the most incredible things to say about her when she recommended her to us. We feel the same way. She just gets the job done with such pleasure and is acutely dialed into the Manhattan Beach market and is privy to many very exclusive listings before they even hit the market. That is what you need in Manhattan Beach, and that is how we were able to view many homes, including our new one. With walk streets being so desirable, I think Holly would be a great fit for your family to find you that property for a fair price before everyone knows about it. She is also liked and respected by all agents, which makes transactions go smoothly.I wish you the best of luck in your search for a new home. I can assure you that working with Holly will yield the results you want. She is also as nice as she is skilled.

    Tina T

    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

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

    Nathan P

    Dear Susan and Alli, Thanks for making my dream of owning my own home come true. Your passion, dedication, and tenacity made this happen! Wishing you all the best!

    Emil

    Kris was awesome. She made herself available throughout the process as well as after the sale. Her familiarity with the many different pockets in the South Bay was essential to getting the right property. She cares about you as more than a client. Make a good decision on one of the most important purchases of your life - call her! PS

    To whom it may concern: We were very happy to have Fred Zuelich as our real estate agen. The very firstday we listed our home, in Manhattan Beach, Fred had a buyer the very next day... well beyond our expectations! Fred scheduled all meetings and interactions atour convenience after work and on the weekends too. He even arranged for ourescrow agent to meet at our home when it was not convenient to get out to theoffice.As Fred had the role of dual agent for us and the buyer throughout the entireprocess he was professional, conscientious, and motivated. Fred had that kind ofrelationship with all the people involved. He assured us he would work to make theprocess easy on our part and that’s exactly what he did. We always felt as thoughwe were his only client.I highly recommend Fred Zuelich as he is willing to go beyond the expectations of apotential real estate buyer or seller.

    Sky A

    We had a great experience with Dan. He is personable and professional at the same time. Best of all, the sale of our house went smoothly and got a great price!

    Dana P

    A huge thank you to Nicole Peters of Stand Hill Properties for helping us find the perfect lot to build our dream home! We had excellent advice and representation throughout the whole process. Nicole’s market knowledge, professionalism and communication exceeded our expectations! What an amazing experience with an amazing realtor! Thank you, thank you!!

    Jody W

    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"!

    RPV

    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

    We have worked with Lynne for 5+ years now as potential buyers, landlords placing tenants and most recently, she helped us close 2 sales transactions. We sold an investment property, which was put into escrow within a week, during COVID, at the very top of the historical range for our unit. Privacy was important, so Lynne leveraged her extensive network to get a deal done quickly, efficiently and negotiated flexible terms for us and our tenants. We also sold our primary residence with Lynne shortly thereafter. She immediately got to work improving our home's visual appearance via some stylistic changes so that it appealed to the right subset of buyers. Once in escrow, she goes to work fighting for you out of the gates, to ensure that, as sellers, you do what's right by your buyers, but also protect value and negotiate aggressively when appropriate. My wife and I offer our highest recommendation!

    Ryan S

    We felt very comfortable selecting Kurt Allen to sell our house. First and foremost Kurt is honest and knowledgeable. He always has his client's best interest at heart and has many years of Real Estates experience. He is also a long time South Bay resident and really understands the market. Kurt had our home in escrow within 2 days of listing it on the MLS at our asking price! Escrow went very smoothly. If something needed to be repaired Kurt was able to recommend people to do the repairs at reasonable prices. He was very hands on and made sure that everything got done on time. Kurt is very personable and really works to develop a relationship with his clients. It's not just another business deal to him - the relationship with his clients is very important to him. He really strives to make sure his clients are happy with selling or buying their property. We would highly recommend Kurt to represent you as a buyer or seller of real estate. He will find what you are looking for and really work hard to make it all happen!

    Amy M

    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

    I have known Jeffrey for over 20 years. His service as Vice-President and then President of our Greater South Bay Regional MLS was transformative. Under his leadership, we migrated from an outdated technology system to a state-of-the-art MLS system and then merged with what is today the largest and most recognized MLS in the country, which services more than 95,000 members.

    Kathy K

    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

    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

    We had the pleasure of working with Amy on the purchase of our dream home and the listing of our old house. She is very knowledgeable of the market, invaluable with the negotiating of the purchase price, guiding us through the endless paperwork, coordinating the home inspection and ensuring that everything went smoothly through the close. We have been in the real estate industry for over 30 years and she is hands down the very best Realtor we have ever worked with. We highly recommend Amy for your real estate transaction.

    Frank 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

    My husband and I were interested in moving our family to Manhattan Beach about 4 years ago but did not have an agent. We tried going to open houses on our own and calling off of "For Sale" signs. We happened upon a listing that was one of Dan O'Connor's and after meeting with him a few times, we decided to have him be our agent. BEST DECISION EVER! He showed us several homes but the one that stood out was a home in a GREAT location but needed an addition and remodel. Had it not been for Dan, we never would've considered this an option but after 8 months adding square footage and remodeling other areas, we ended up in a home that was PERFECT for our family in a location we are SO happy with. Dan certainly helped guide us along the process and helped us imagine what our house could be with a little work. We are so grateful for Dan's expertise, professionalism and hard work. We would recommend him a million times over!!

    CF

    Cindy is the best. Smart, personable, and most knowledgeable about this area. Can't do any better than Cindy. She met us, and within three weeks we were owners and won a bidding war against another client. She is a local resident, and soon became a family friend.

    BW

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

    Candace W

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

    Kit A

    Thank you both for doing such a great job selling our family's Manhattan Beach Strand property.  It seems like you you found the perfect buyers.  Though it is sad that we won't visit the house anymore, we know it will be well cared for. 

    Gustav G

    You are in good hands with Karynne. Great experience and in depth knowledge about the market. Wouldn’t be surprised if she has already knows every property in the market by heart/memory. We were buying from abroad and Karynne guided us in the process and went far above the call of duty. Karynne comes with the highest recommendation!!!

    Mark C

    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

    Chad has been a sponsor of my kid's little league for many years and we got to know him through his efforts in the Hermosa Beach community. Chad has always supported Hermosa Schools and Little League. You will not find a more passionate Realtor in the South Bay and he treats everyone so well. We highly recommend SouthBayChad if you are looking for a Realtor.

    Stephanie

    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

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