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

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Lic #: 01967214


    Kris became entwined in the beach cities life and in the local real estate scene since 1989 when she moved here after receiving an Economics degree from UCLA. She has personally bought, sold, built, gutted, and added-on to homes in Manhattan, Hermosa, and Redondo Beach. From this experience, she developed a keen knowledge, interest, and network in the industry. Kris deeply understands what it is like to stand in her clients’ shoes. Now a long-time resident of the area, having navigated her two daughters through the local school system, serving on several local administrative committees, and chairing extra-curricular organizations, Kris has gained a full understanding of the diverse needs of families and investors in the community. Kris is a recipient of the Five Star Professionals Award in 2018 & 2019, Executive Club Award 2017 and Platinum Award 2019 & 2020. She has repeatedly gained recognition for effectively representing her clients and holds designations for Certified Divorce Real Estate (CDRE) from Ilumni Institute and Real Estate Negotiations Expert (RENE).


    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!


    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

    “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

    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

    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

    For more than a decade our family has worked with Kurt Allen for our real estate needs, including two home sales and two purchases in the Palos Verdes area. Kurt’s integrity, tenacity, understanding of the marketplace, as well as his genuine care for his clients’ best interest are second to none. While buying and selling real estate can be a complicated and nerve wracking experience, Kurt always keeps a cool head. He goes the extra mile to explain every step of the process and he never takes short cuts. While there were times he could have put his self-interest ahead of ours, and had the opportunity to make more money, he didn’t. Our family feels fortunate to have found Kurt, and would highly recommend him to both buyers and sellers.

    Bo K

    I enjoyed my Caskey & Caskey experience and can't imagine working with anyone else. As I keep saying, "It was practically painless!". The team was unbelieveably helpful and professional. The service is amazing and totally unexpected.

    Arlen O

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


    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

    Our family had the very good fortune of working with Lily in the recent sale of our home. She is a true professional and we would recommend her without a moment's hesitation.


    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

    Kris has handled 5 transactions for us since 1999. We have used various other agents before and during this time and none have provided the service that Kris Terrill has. She handled the whole gamut of situations from securing a house on a multiple bid situation to selling a home as a pocket listing. Given the roller coaster ride of the real estate market over the last 15 years, Kris has plenty of expertise on how to secure or sell the property at the time. Communication is key in any business transaction and Kris certainly does that well. We wanted a professional yet caring, knowledgeable yet not over-bearing agent and we found it with Kris. We recommend Kris to anyone buying or selling luxury real estate in the Southbay area as she is well connected and knows her market.

    Penny B

    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

    Brook was very efficient, we had the place photographed, walls painted, available to see and then rented all in 2 weeks. He was always available and helped take care of a lot of the on site fixes that needed to get done to be ready for sale.

    Ryan G

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

    Kevin A

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

    Troy F

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


    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

    Pratt Beach Properties exceeded my expectations. Brigitte and Kevin's level of expertise, professionalism and dedication to their client and the end result is outstanding. As an example, Pratt Beach Properties listed and sold our home on the La Quinta Resort property. With a competing listing next door at a higher listing price Pratt Beach Properties successfully sold and closed our property at a higher cost then our neighbors - that's hard work, dedication, integrity and results. Pratt Beach Properties has since supported us in owner leasing of properties as well as advisors of future property purchases.

    Von F

    Aaron is a consummate real estate professional. My instincts served me well as I trusted and felt comfortable having Aaron represent me throughout the selling process. Aaron delivered big-time. He remained cool, calm, and collected in stressful situations. At the outset, Aaron emphasized the importance of pricing, marketability, and showability. He made several excellent recommendations and followed through on everything that he said he would do. His communication skills were top notch. The pictures and video he made on the property were fabulous. The repairmen he suggested offered their services at favorable prices. Do yourself a favor and hire the Klapper Group when you are ready to sell. You won't be disappointed.

    John M

    Linda Hernandez was my buying agent and I cannot express how much gratitude and high regard I have for the Klapper Group. From helping me find the perfect place, to getting our offer and FBO successfully accepted, to walking me through the countless hurdles and obstacles of the escrow process, I have Linda, Abby Berstein, and Aaron Klapper to thank for helping me get my first home! I not only highly recommend Klapper Group, but encourage anyone reading this to trust me when I say that having a good agent on your side when buying or selling your home is one of the best decisions you can make. Thank you Klapper Group!

    Jacko 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

    other agents we have dealt with. We never felt rush or pressure and instead Audrey answered each and every question we had during the purchase process which made us very comfortable with such a major decision.   Even post-closing, Audrey continued to follow up and ensure all matters were handled properly. Audrey is on top of everything and really knows the market in Manhattan Beach. An amazing resource and a true delight to deal with.


    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.


    Dave has represented me on several properties since 2002, including investment properties and the purchase and sale of our primary residences. He is always well connected and in tune with what is happening in South Bay real estate. He provides a great perspective on the nuances from house to house and neighborhood to neighborhood. He also has been very helpful with all of the major and minor items that might come up when closing, whether it is move related or home maintenance. I highly recommend the Caskey & Caskey team if you are buying in the Beach cities.

    David M

    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

    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

    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

    We appreciate Kurt Allen for helping us prepare our condo for a quick and above asking price sale as well as helping us to find and buy our next family home. His experience ensured the success of the marketing phase and sale process. Kurt coached us to see the amazing potential in our new house that we didn’t initially see. His initiative to proceed with extra inspections during escrow allowed us to request and receive a significant reduction to the purchase price. Most importantly Kurt is caring and personable...and our children love him! We highly recommend him and the whole team.

    Tommy O

    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.


    Aaron and Linda are probably the kindest people you will ever come across, let alone work alongside. Simply can't recommend Klapper Group any more highly.

    Jennifer S

    Ralph helped with the process of buying my first house in 2017. He is very competent, professional, and always available to answer questions. I highly recommend him.


    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

    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

    Dependable, supportive, caring - that's Christian Taylor. Buying or selling a house can be extremely stressful, Christian definitely took the stress out of selling our home. Anything we needed, no matter how small or big, he was there to take care of it or figure out a way to deal with it. Christian gives his clients the kind of attention and support that is quite rare in real estate. Where others care only about the sale, Christian cares about the client. AND our house sold after only ONE showing!

    Lisa T

    Will and Rachel work together seamlessly, are very responsive to questions and comments, extremely pleasant and professional in their manner, and understand the process and strategies for effective marketing and sales of residential property.

    Steve 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

    Piper helped us purchase our first home! She was super accommodating and walked us through each step. After visiting several promising listings, we landed on a house that we just had to have. Unfortunately, as we got further into the process we began to run into some roadblocks with the seller and loan provider. Piper was great about guiding us through it all. Using her vast experience and connections within the industry, she made what could have been a rough situation much smoother. We’re very happy with our home and are planing to stay for a long time. But if we ever decide to move, Piper will be our first call!

    Dennis K

    I am more than thoroughly happy and satisfied with how I was treated at the KlapperGroup. Linda Hernandez was the most organized, responsive, caring, and outgoing realtor I've dealt with over the past year after chatting with quite a few. She made me feel extremely cared for and looked after during the hectic home buying process. The team at KlapperGroup, including Abby and Aaron, helped out immensely and made me feel comfortable throughout the whole process. Without their help, I would have been extremely stressed and overwhelmed. I can't thank them enough! Definitely a must use for property selling/buying in the South Bay area.

    Aaron S

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

    Erin U

    We 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

    Brook was extremely knowledgeable, patient, and dedicated to our home search. He looked at houses with us in multiple areas to narrow down our search. He helped us find the perfect fit for our family. I would recommend Brook to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!

    JT G

    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

    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

    Dave has helped us sell a house in a down-market and buy a house in an up-market. And in between, he has notified us of many houses which he thought might be of interest to us. He has been with us when deals fell through and we have learned to listen carefully to his expert advice. So we have a lot of experience with Dave. He is the best – knowledgeable, patient and pleasant through what can sometimes be an aggravating process. He is obviously well respected by his fellow brokers, and for good reason. Always in the know, Team Caskey is highly recommended.

    Jim H

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

    Chris J

    Ralph did a perfect job with a caring heart and established knowledge when I sold my house. He listened very carefully about my request and respected my wishes while he was very protective for me to have the maximum profit I could have. He has beautiful senses about how we can sell the house the fastest way so he teamed up with a house decorator to emphasize all the best parts of my house. I have so much respect and trust that Ralph E Ferdinand is the best realtor. What a great thing to work with someone who we could really trust for this difficult process.

    Yumi T

    We used Susan and Alli to help sell our home during the unpredictable housing market of 2020 and they were phenomenal to work with from start to finish! Their knowledge of the South Bay is unparalleled and they made us feel they were available to us 24/7 as a trusted advisor for however long it might take to sell our home. Their advice during every stage of the process was invaluable and we accepted an offer well over asking within a few days of listing, thanks to Susan and Alli. Beyond their real estate expertise, they are just fun people and always made it feel like we were working with friends. We definitely made the right choice by picking Susan and Alli and I’d highly recommend them without hesitation to anyone buying or selling in the South Bay.

    Jolette A

    As an instructional designer who writes training programs on customer service, I am acutely aware of the decline in value offered by individuals in every profession. In Real Estate, one is frequently confronted with behaviors that display a lack of integrity, let alone the proper focus on providing what the customer wants. In a field that seems to encourage mediocrity, Chris Plank is a delightful change of pace. Beginning with our initial meeting regarding the sale of our home, he spent a great deal of time asking probing questions to be certain he truly understood what we were after. His advice regarding potential improvements was direct and highly useful. Throughout the process up until the very successful sale at a price higher than what we asked, he was constantly available, performing a variety of services that went beyond my expectations. He personally supervised every detail, even accompanying the professional videographers and photographers to make sure they caught just the right angles. Ours was not even close to the highest priced property in his portfolio at the time, yet he gave us Cadillac service and made us feel as though we were the only customer he had. I would never conduct a real estate transaction again without working with Chris, and would recommend him highly to anyone seeking help in any facet of real estate. It has been a distinct pleasure and a learning experience to observe the way he operates.

    Diana J

    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

    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!


    Thinking of Judy as a Realtor would be like calling the Sistine Chapel just another church. Judy serves her clients in so many ways, whether you are buying, selling, building, exploring, or just want to discuss the current market. Judy listens and truly understands her client's specific needs, hopes, concerns and even quirks. We have been fortunate to have Judy assist our family in buying and selling our first home to buying and building our current M.B. home. She as provided us with amazing advice every step of the way. Judy truly embodies the real estate advisor role.She exhibits patience when her clients but is a relentless advocate to get a deal done when her clients are ready. Judy represents the best of her profession. She is smart, insightful, kind, thoughtful, patient, and has a sense of humor in times of stress. We could not recommend her any higher or with less adjectives!


    Lynne is the best realtor I have ever worked with. She is knowledgeable, responsive, outgoing, great negotiator and thorough. Trust me you will love working with Lynne!


    Thank You Yvonne Amarillas, for all your kind and professional assistance in selling my home. I had interviewed so many realtors and none seem to understand what my needs and objectives were in selling. YOU Got It immediately. Much to my relief, my sale was so painless and so professional with all the personal care I could have ever asked for. Selling my home by pocket listing was brilliant and taking what seemed like 48 hours and sold well over my asking price. Your guidance and unwavering patience with my million questions was so reassuring. Thank you again for all you have done, it is my privilege to refer any/all possible business to you. Warm regards from a grateful seller.

    Judy G

    I have recently completed my third transaction with Dan O'Connor and like my previous experiences, my wife and I couldn't be happier. His knowledge of local real estate, his professionalism and his attention detail made us feel like we were informed during every step of each transaction. He was ready and available to us for any questions that we had and I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending his services to others.

    Andy P

    Thanks to Brook we were able to sell our house off market in a matter of days and purchase our new dream home within three weeks of confirming we had a seller on our old home. As a busy family of five, we were thrilled to sell our home without having to put it on the market. We appreciated Brook listening to exactly what we were looking for, so that we didn’t waste time on properties that didn’t work for our family. His knowledge of the market is impressive and his attention to detail, follow up and perseverance to get us closed and moved into our new home was a seamless experience. Brook is a joy to work with and we can’t thank him enough!

    John F

    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

    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

    Kurt is a realtor with not only tremendous experience, knowledge and expertise, but more importantly, he is a person who cares about each and every client. He has the utmost integrity, character and genuineness to guide you through any and all aspect of ANY real estate transaction. Selecting Kurt as your realtor will provide you and your family with everything you need. He is the best!

    Brandan T

    Working with Kurt Allen and his team was an incredible experience from start to finish. I have never known a more hardworking broker in my life. The house was sold as part of an estate, so there were additional challenges to the sale. Kurt handled every challenge with total professionalism and kept the family updated all along with way! I have shared our experiences with Kurt and his team with friends and family and people are seriously in shock when they hear all of the "extra mile" responsibilities Kurt took on to assure the sale of our family home went seamlessly. I will never be able to thank him enough!

    Kathy B

    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

    I was impressed with Don's professionalism and knowledge. He helped me look for my investment property and market my home. Don made sure the process went as smooth as possible. I was extremely happy with the expertise, knowledge and help that I received from Don and his stuff.

    Kathy I

    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.


    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 have used Cindy for two transactions. On the first transaction, Cindy was fabulous! . We had an unusual closing and she helped get it done even though we were 12,000 miles away. When it came time to sell that house, Cindy found us our dream house. She listened, knew what we wanted, and didn’t waste our time showing us houses we didn’t want. She helped us get out of a bad escrow we had also been in and was instrumental in helping us close the purchase and sale of our old house on the same day. She and her associate Bill Mar were great. If I ever buy another piece of property, Cindy will be my go to broker.


    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

    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 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.


    Chris is a rockstar agent! We are first time home-buyers and he helped us every step of the way. We had a seamless experience home-shopping...even during Covid! He helped to recommend properties that fit our interests, and was always a text away for any questions we had. He fought for our best interests throughout the offer process and through escrow. Buying a home for the first time seemed like a scary thing - but Chris made it easy. We highly recommend Chris to anyone who is looking for an agent that will have your back every step of the way. Thank you Chris!

    Victoria D

    Our experience with Chris was fantastic. His expertise and professionalism were instrumental in our finding the right property and purchasing it stress free. Chris took care of all the details, while keeping us apprised every step of the way; making sure we saw quality properties, negotiating with other realtors, attending our inspection, and overseeing the specifics of our escrow, mortgage and insurance needs. Even after our purchase was completed, Chris followed through with us to ensure our complete satisfaction. He is obviously committed to making sure his clients get exactly what they are looking for at the best price possible.

    Joe L

    Brook is an absolute pleasure to work with. We have worked with several other real estate agents in the past 20 years and none was as responsive as Brook or as easy to relate to. He is a great listener and really figures out what it is you are looking for—sometimes before you do. He is great with arranging showings and is very respectful of one’s time. He makes every step of a purchase easier in every way. We both have very demanding careers, and he took on all of the organization and procedures of the whole process of buying a home. We would definitely use him again in the future and would recommend him even to the most compulsive and demanding client. Although he is especially knowledgeable about the South Bay, I am sure with his skill set he could help anyone find the right home or commercial property anywhere in the area. He is a beacon of transparency in the darkness of home real estate agents in general.

    Dr. B

    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

    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

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

    Jacqueline M

    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

    Hi Serene and Barry, How grateful I am! Thanks for all your help in finding qualified buyers for my home and making the process so easy. If it wasn't for your expertise I'm sure it would never have happened. Thanks again for the gardening goodies. I planted the flowers and right now everything's starting to bloom. I will continue gardening in my awesome backyard. Take care.


    Darrin is an amazing real estate agent. He is hardworking, patient and loyal. He helped us find the perfect house for us over a period of two years and then in turn worked hard to find a buyer for our house. The whole process was time sensitive and he did a great job.

    Tracey H

    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

    Does a testimonial from a father count? Well anyway, here it is, my son (Kevin) and I were in business together in the commercial RE business for years. He is a problem solver and can analyze and solve complicated RE transactions. I missed him and his talent when he decided to continue his RE career in the city he loves. I am not surprised he has been successful in Manhattan Beach. DAD

    Ed P

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

    Marie A

    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.


    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

    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.


    We approached Will in the fall of 2017 with our budget and some ideas of what we were looking for, we weren't exactly ready to pounce on a home, but wanted to explore what we could afford and see what the South Bay market had to offer. Long story short, Will found us our dream home three months later. As first time home buyers we were new to the entire process, and buying your first home in California can be overwhelming. Will held our hand through this entire process. He also knows South Bay in and out, I'm talking every street, when homes were sold, prices of homes in each pocket, etc. It was incredibly impressive!! Will was on it from day one, he never skipped a beat, and I could tell her truly cared about us getting the right home. In fact the home we ended getting was an off-market, 5% of off-market's actually come to fruition, and Will was able to make it happen for us. He was such an absolute joy to work with, even post closing he is giving us names of gardeners, and handymen for our house, he's there from start to finish. He was also very present in everything, which I think is so important when going through this process. I would highly recommend Will to anyone looking for a home, he's the kind of guy that will exhaust every solution to make sure his clients are happy. I think our world needs more Will's :) And I know any future buyer will be in phenomenal hands.


    He is very honest and hardworking. His care and support are superb. I truly feel I am in good hands when he represents me for any real estate deal. Thanks Mo! You are my go man!

    Masih H

    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

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

    Nathan C

    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

    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 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 has made our first home buying purchase one of the best experiences. We were wary of some agents due to their shady practices but, Chris has been honest and trustworthy from the beginning. He was on top of everything when it came down to the purchase: communicating with escrow and our lender, negotiating with the seller, and even keeping track of what utilities we needed to get ourselves set-up with. I highly recommend choosing Chris as a real estate agent if you want someone who is thorough and conscientious. Very professional and knows the business well in the South Bay Area.

    Naliny T

    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

    Colin's a great agent. Worked really hard, answered every question, was always available to help, and took the time to understand exactly what we wanted in a new house. He went above and beyond every time we needed a hand. Couldn't be happier with the experience.

    Kevin H

    Lisa is the consummate professional who is a creative and determined deal maker. Lisa makes her career a priority. Her background in both commercial and residential real estate play well together. She is savvy, but oh so very easy to work with. This was the smoothest real estate transaction because of her ability not only to put the deal together, but to follow up. She has an incredible group of vendors who are able to accommodate her needs in an immediate fashion. She'll also brighten your day with her upbeat personality and constant smile.

    Lisa J

    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

    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 put our house on the market, and it sold super quickly with multiple offers at our asking price. I liked how aggressive Nahal was in getting people to see our place, and the fact that we had multiple offers made us very happy. She was great and we would definitely use her again if we were to sell again. Nahal and her husband Mo are very sociable people and have a lot of connections which is great! Nahal arranged our home to look presentable to others, and was also super helpful with the contractors and all the inspections that were needed. She was always present whenever there was an inspection or whenever we requested her to be there. Highly recommended.

    Alex P

    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!


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