With over 19 year’s experience in the beach cities residential real estate market, Kris brings a wealth of information and expertise to her clients. If you have worked with Kris, you are likely her client for a lifetime as she prides herself in her ability to serve her clients (and their referrals!) in multiple capacities- from their first home to their forever homes. Prior to her real estate career, Kris held corporate management positions in retail store management, gaining strong abilities in site selection, financial analysis and contract negotiation. Her ability to function in a corporate environment, as well as manage 200+ retail stores and employees taught her the all-important lesson of listening to what people want and delivering on that information. Kris is a lifetime resident of Manhattan Beach and specializes in the Beach Cities and Palos Verdes Peninsula.
My husband and I worked with Kris Terrill from June 2010 through May 2011 when we purchased our first home. We met her while she was working an open house back in May of 2010, and we both left the open house feeling that she was the realtor we would want to work with when we decide to start looking for a home. She was professional, friendly, and very knowledgeable about the housing market. What we also really noticed, and what is very important to us, is that she was not pushy and didn’t give off the phony vibe you tend to get from some realtors. Since we were first time home-buyers, we told her up front that we will probably be a bit difficult to work with, as we will be very picky and working within a specific budget. She assured us that she completely understands and would still love to work with us. She kept her promise. Kris always showed the utmost patience with us, and she made sure to show us everything that came on the market within our parameters. I often had to bring my two small children with me to view homes, and Kris was amazing with them. She would watch and entertain them so that I could take time to look at the home. I think a lot of realtors would be a bit irritated, but she never was. I feel it is also important to note that whenever we asked Kris a question, if she did not know the answer, she would always research it and get back to us, even if it was not necessary or a random question. Kris always went above and beyond for us. Once we found the home we wanted to buy, Kris was there with us holding our hand through the whole process, which can be nerve-wracking. She made the process crystal clear and always walked us through each step thoroughly. Even after we closed escrow, Kris still made herself available to us for whatever we needed. She truly worked beyond her job description. It has been a joy to work with Kris both professionally and personally. She made the purchase of our first home an exciting and pleasurable experience, and we highly recommend her to anyone thinking about buying a home.
Words cannot express our gratitude for Kris Terrill. When we were ready to start looking to purchase our first home, we did not know what to expect. We had talked to several friends about their experiences and most of them described the process as stressful and discouraging since the competition in the South Bay makes landing your dream home at a reasonable price unrealistic. As mentioned earlier, we were first time home buyers, so naturally we did not know much about the process. When we met Kris Terrill, we knew from the start we wanted to work with her. Kris is very knowledgeable and experienced in what she does. She sat with us for several hours discussing plans of what we wanted, location, school district, price range - meanwhile never pressuring us to look into anything that we did not like. Kris explained all of the fine details in the home buying experience, and most importantly, in a language we would understand. She was very patient and professional with us. So when we set our eyes on this particular beautiful house in Rolling Hills Estate - we knew we had to get it! It was a once in a lifetime opportunity - everything we could ever imagine our first home to be. Unfortunately, we felt we were a bit premature in getting our first home in the process since we had yet to find a lender, but we definitely knew we wanted this particular house. Kris Terrill showed us the house on the first day it was available to show - we were met with significant competition from many others looking at this particular house. We saw two more houses later that day since we felt that we were at great odds of getting this house since we had yet to find a lender. Kris informed us that our dream house had multiple offers from the first day of showing. We felt crushed! Long story short - Kris kept the sellers informed that we were still interested and to keep us in mind if anything changed. A few days went by, and we received a phone call from Kris stating that the house was ours if we wanted to put in an offer - and we did! She was dedicated to our needs. She made it happen! Kris Terrill fought for us every step of the way. I cannot say too many people are able to land their dream home from the start. I firmly believe we would not have been this lucky if it was not for Kris. She made the process of buying a home simple and fun. Kris went above and beyond any realtor out there. She called us and met with us anytime during the week to answer questions or concerns we had. Kris added a personal touch to our experience and we would recommend her without reservation. Thank you Kris!
I am writing this letter to provide my wholehearted recommendation for Kris Terrill. I have had the pleasure of working with Kris on both the purchase and sale of a home. I learned early on that Kris was more than a realtor; finding that she is a partner in helping our family navigate our real estate decisions. We were new to the Redondo Beach area and was fairly intimidated by the real estate market given our relocation from the Midwest. Kris was highly recommended to us by a couple of close friends who have worked with Kris repeatedly for their own needs. I wanted someone that I could trust to guide our family through the process with integrity and care. Given our newness to the area Kris quickly became a trusted advisor who helped us not only find the right home, negotiate a great price, but also helped us also navigate other components of moving into a new community. Her involvement with our move didn't end at closing. She would regularly check in on us from time to time to ensure that we had what we needed. We eventually needed to sell our home and move back to the Midwest for family reasons. Kris treated us with compassion and care going the extra mile making sure that our home was ready to go onto the market. We were so well prepared that Kris was able to sell our home 2 days before the official listing hit the MLS. This was such a relief for us and I know that it wouldn't have been possible without Kris. Ultimately I recommend Kris as a trusted advisor to assist with anyone's real estate related needs. She takes the time to understand her clients needs and is extremely efficient with your time. Kris is also extremely knowledgeable with the market and is adept at finding precisely the right home for you. She is the best realtor I have ever worked with and will definitely work with her again in the future.
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.