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1131 Morningside Drive
Manhattan Beach,
CA 90266

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Karynne
Thim

Lic #: 01161295
Broker Associate

Specializing in South Bay Beach Properties (Manhattan, Hermosa, Redondo, PV and El Segundo) since 1993, Karynne is a full-time, well-connected, top-producing broker with over 20 years of experience and $207,000,000 in sales volume. “I feel fortunate to spend every day helping others experience life, invest and flourish here.” Client reviews say it all.

Testimonials

Karynne represented me on a home purchase in hermosa beach and I couldn't be happier. She knows the South Bay market extremely well and is very attentive to the details, both big and small, needed for a successful transaction between buyer and seller. Karynne is also extremely skilled at ensuring that both parties leave the closing transaction with a view that they got a fair deal. Great agent and recommended to all.

Eric S

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

Kelly B

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

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

Wonderful selling experience with Karynne! Super organized! Very knowledgable! I was gone most of the summer and Karynne worked with all of the workers to get the house ready and staged and on the market ON TIME! Would highly recommend Karynne!

Angela N

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 can’t thank you enough for all you did for us in helping us find our home. You never gave up on us and you really went the extra mile. We are extremely happy in our new home and really love the location too! Not only do we feel we’ve got a great realtor but also found a good friend! Thanks again!

Nancy &

Karynne Thim was my realtor for my home purchase this past February. There were quite a few issues with the sellers, but, Karynne was always very patient and beyond helpful in getting everything done. When I was ready to back out because of the issues, she was the one that kept me patient and going, which, of course, I’m more than happy that I did. In addition, I don’t work in the South Bay and Karynne went out of her way on many occasions to meet with people when I could not. She was also very helpful post purchase with recommendations for various things. I would definitely recommend Karynne if you are looking for a realtor!

Janet C

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 &

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

Kate &

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

Beth B

Karynne Thim is such an incredible agent (and person) that after she helped us buy our first house, we used her to sell that house and then help us buy our second house as well! I cannot say enough wonderful things about Karynne, who is by far the most knowledgeable, detail oriented, helpful, and not to mention KIND real estate agent I have ever met. She went to bat for us when selling and got us the price we wanted. When searching for our second home (for a full 6 months!) we met 100s of agents and realized that there is no agent in the Los Angeles area that compares to Karynne — with her knowledge and level of service. If you want the very best agent, I HIGHLY recommend Karynne Thim.

Anne a

Karynne is knowledgeable about real estate and specifically impressive regarding the South Bay. She has assisted my whole family in finding their dream South Bay homes. She is honest, forthright and one of the best negotiators I have worked with. In addition, her follow-up and follow-through are what I think sets her apart. She thinks ahead, so you don’t have to worry about pitfalls or unforeseen issues. We have bought a few houses through Karynne and we think the world of her.

Jocelyn M

I’ve bought AND sold properties through Karynne and she’s the best agent I’ve ever worked with in my 20 years of buying & selling real estate. I recently sold a Manhattan Beach Sand Section home through Karynne and being that I currently live in New York, it was an overwhelming task until she took control of this process. She managed the complete process from start to finish and orchestrated the most seamless and professional transaction I’ve ever experienced within the real estate world. She came up with a plan, created a spreadsheet of the entire process; to-do items for me, her, buyer and then she proceeded to execute her plan until the deal was done. Karynne is the best there is.

Tom R

Karynne is amazing in every way. So plugged into the South Bay beach community. I could not have asked for a better realtor, especially for us since we were relocating to the area! Karynne was with us every step of the way, helping us figure out the best fit for our family in the South Bay. She is very detail oriented and had loads of information like school test scores and contractor contacts. She also showed us multiple places before they even went on the market, which was really helpful since things are pretty competitive right now. When we had questions on things like "cost to put in AC", she not only gave an estimate, but called a professional to get a real number for us. She always got back to us immediately with any question we had, small or large. I was also really impressed with her intuition - she has a pulse on the market and was a star negotiator. She never pushed us to offer higher numbers, rather encouraged us to be smart and get into a place for a fair price instead of overpaying. She has her clients best interest at heart. I would recommend her to anyone. We were very lucky to find her!

Lindsay &

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

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

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

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

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

Cliff W

Karynne has represented us in 3 transactions in Hermosa Beach over the years. Our experience with her has been exceptional. In the most recent transaction, she was able to successfully market and quickly sell, at full price, a multi-unit investment property. This building had a lot of deferred maintenance (work needed) but she was able to help us get full market value without having us spend a lot of cash before hand to fix the place up. We know a lot of great people in the real estate business and would give Karynne our absolute highest recommendation.

Dan I

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

Lauren G

I never truly understood the value of a realtor until I met Karynne. With so many people out there hanging the realtor shingle, it can be hard to know whom to choose. There is no question that she ranks in the top 1% in terms of knowledge, experience and business savvy. Her calm demeanor is invaluable because purchasing a home can be an emotionally charged experience. I have bought multiple homes with her and know that these deals would not have happened without her.

Carolyn P

Thank you for all your hard work and making the sale of our home seamless! You are truly the best!

Ben &

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Manhattan Beach,
CA 90266
CalBRE# 01968431
Phone: 310.545.0707
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