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

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    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

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

    Ryan H

    Fred,Wanted to take a minute to thank you for the terrific job you did on the sale ofour home at 512 Strand. You got us the highest price, EVER, for an inside Strandlot, and I believe that is still true! You found a qualified buyer within 2 weeks oflisting with you .... with no open houses, no multiple listing. I’m still not sure howyou got us 1 year free rent, after the sale .... but that saved us over $100,000and allowed us to find our new home at a leisurely pace. Your experience payedmore dividends as we used the escrow company and exchange people you hadsuccessfully worked with in the past. Overall satisfaction working with you due toyour experience and professional approach to business. Thanks again.Jerry and Joyce Meyer

    Jerry M

    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

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

    Shawn

    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.

    Client

    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

    I met Kevin while scouting for a realtor by visiting a series of open houses. I liked his matter of fact approach to explaining the south bay market and his very apparent experience and knowledge. All of this led to a very quick path to the perfect property for me at the right price to get a deal done. He played the role of an honest broker very well and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a realtor that can understand your needs relative to the market and get a deal closed.

    Alex C

    We recently sold a condo and purchased a new one. Jessica Swarbrick was a great help in every step of the process. We benefited from her experience and excellent communication skills. She offered us a great strategy to overcome the challenge of having contingencies for both deals. She was super knowledgeable of all the new Covid-19 regulations. Our timelines were met as expected, and the accuracy of our paperwork kept us on schedule. Thanks, Jessica. Tristan and I are thankful for your efforts.

    Lemac R

    Peggy and her son Peter (in business together) were terrific in buying our new house and selling our old house. We got to know Peggy and Peter while looking for a house to meet our (very specific) desires. Peter saw a new house for sale near the area we were looking and said, “this would be perfect for them”. He was right. Peggy arranged for us to see the house, and we fell in love with it. Buying a house these days is not simple. The number of legal documents to be reviewed (especially for a new house in a Home Owners’ Association) is daunting as is the entire process: the negotiations with the seller, disclosures, the escrow process, and multiple types of inspections, moving, maintenance, etc. Peggy is incredibly knowledgeable; she guided (hand-held is more accurate) us through the process right through the final settlement. Peggy had great recommendations for movers, housekeepers, inspectors, etc. which were all very valuable. Peter was there whenever we needed help in meeting people (inspectors and installers) at the house and also knows the business well; he also has great taste in houses. They are both terrific and work very well together as a team. When it came time to sell our old house immediately after moving into our new house, Peggy and Peter were there for us. They managed the entire process, from timing and price determination, to cleaning and painting the house, “staging” the house for sale to get a better price, conducting open houses (of which there were only two since the house sold very quickly – Peter and Peggy priced the house very accurately), to receiving the offers (primary and backup), negotiating the sale price and conditions, going through and closing escrow, and, again, reviewing and signing all the legal documents. They are both very knowledgeable, about the process as well as the real estate market in our buying and selling locations. Again, they were terrific. The bottom line is that we could not have done the whole thing without Peggy and Peter. We highly recommend them, individually and as a team, for selling and buying a home. We love our new home. Thank you, Peggy and Peter!

    Don B

    Barry and Serene are very knowledgeable, they are sensitive to what the buyer is looking for and really deliver. They were able to work with us both long distance and once we had arrived to find the home that suited us, find local professionals to take care of repairs and get things done smoothly. If you can work with Barry and Serene you will be quite delighted. Our move from the midwest to Southern California was greatly facilitated by their efforts. Thank you!

    Daphna

    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 found her from her listing here. She is been so great to deal with and so helpful to us in every way. We would be lost without her. Do yourself a favor and speak to her before anything. She was able to cut out things that would be a waste of time and get us right to it. She has been available to us around the clock and just made us feel so good about what we were doing. I just can't say enough good things about her work ethic, knowledge of the area and getting us the right deal. Thank you for all your help!

    H

    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.

    Mark

    Colin was amazing! We were looking to find a buildable lot in Manhattan Beach, but also considering other options. Colin knows the local market well and was able to bring us lots of options, including off market properties. I was really impressed by his knowledge of the area, properties coming onto the market, and most of all his integrity. He went above and beyond what normal agents would do to make sure we found our perfect property. Colin is also super friendly and awesome to work with, thanks Colin!

    Steve S

    Kevin is a true real estate Pro. We have worked together for the past 20 years and I have recommended many clients to use his services. He is hardworking, honest and he pays attention to all details.

    Joe A

    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

    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

    I can't tell you enough how lucky my wife and I were to have Colin serve as our agent. Colin not only worked hard to find the home of our dreams, he went above and beyond throughout the entire process. He was with us step-by-step during the stressful process of purchasing our first home and it didn't stop there. Colin supported us with finding a team of professionals to complete our inspections, to move us, and to fix the necessary items in our home prior to us moving in. Everyone Colin suggested was top-notch. In Colin, we not only found a tremendous agent who truly cares about his clients, we found a friend.

    Matt H

    We initially interviewed several agents to market and sell our home. Looking back, we feel fortunate we found Shawn, and were pleasantly stunned at how quickly he found a well qualified buyer for our house. This is not the first home I've sold. In retrospect, the transaction with Shawn was like a breath of fresh air - he far exceeded our expectations. We would recommend Shawn to anyone thinking of selling their South Bay home, especially in today's market.

    Kimberly R

    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. 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. Nicole was incredibly helpful and communicative throughout the entire process. 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    After a futile search for a home over several years, we began working with Amy Olivares - a neighbor and friend who is well respected and connected in the Manhattan Beach community. Amy was quickly able to get a sense of what we were looking for in a home and showed us several great properties until we finally found THE ONE. Amy got the deal done, was there every step of the way, making it an easy and pleasant experience. We are nearing completion of our build and couldn't have done It without her. And she also then helped us sell our current home.

    Peir S

    Kevin is very knowledgeable on the South Bay, has great connections and is extremely responsive. We had an initial idea of our requirements and Kevin was able to schedule 6 viewings in a matter of days. We changed gears on him mid-stream and he found us an ideal property in 24 hours that we immediately offered. Kevin made it easy. We'd definitely work with Kevin again.

    Jon K

    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

    Ken & Andrew Adam were excellent representatives in the recent sale of our home.  Andrew was diligent and completely on top of all the details required to interface with various contractors to get the property in perfect shape. Ken's laid back and low pressure personality was just what we were looking for while still being completely responsive and accessible for any questions.  Preperation and staging services were top notch and made for a quick sale above asking price. In short we could not have been happier with the professionalism we experienced and results achieved in working with this charming father son team.

    Larry S

    Chris was an excellent realtor and worked tirelessly to help us get our dream home. We were first time home buyers and he did everything he could to answer all of our questions and work within our tight budget. He was extremely knowledgeable about the area we were looking in and had great insights about the market and steered us in the right direction all along the way. We ended up with a home we absolutely love and couldn't have done it without Chris!

    Jason F

    "I can’t speak highly enough of my experience with Barry and Serene. I was raised in the same Manhattan Beach home all my life so it was an emotional experience to consider a move. Although many other top agents had reached out to list my home, I selected Barry and Serene after our first meeting. They were extremely kind and understanding throughout the sales process. They have a deep network of buyers looking for homes in the South Bay and, in just a few weeks, brought me multiple offers to consider. With their guidance and negotiating skills, I accepted one of the offers at an excellent price and with the exact terms needed to purchase my next home. I feel blessed to have found them. If you need a trusted real estate team in the beach cities do yourself a favor and give them a call. I could not recommend a better real estate team to anyone selling or buying a home. Robbin M." 1/29/20

    Robbin M

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

    Aarti

    It was a pleasure working with Kris, she went above and beyond in helping us find our dream home as well as helping us connect with people for future projects. We are very grateful for the help and service ...

    ellieoele

    Lily was exceptionally professional in every direction. Her wisdom, competence and professionalism made all the difference in selling our home. In order to reach the price point we were seeking, Lily worked hard and her outstanding marketing skills generated many showings. We were privileged to have multiple offers and Lily proved herself to be an expert throughout the entire process. She was incredibly responsive and kept us up to date especially when things were not going as expected. Towards the close of escrow there was added complexity, but Lily was a great help and got us through it. Overall, Lily’s years of experience and knowledge of the market were instrumental in the sale of our home.

    PVE

    "I can’t speak highly enough of my experience with Barry and Serene. I was raised in the same Manhattan Beach home all my life so it was an emotional experience to consider a move. Although many other top agents had reached out to list my home, I selected Barry and Serene after our first meeting. They were extremely kind and understanding throughout the sales process. They have a deep network of buyers looking for homes in the South Bay and, in just a few weeks, brought me multiple offers to consider. With their guidance and negotiating skills, I accepted one of the offers at an excellent price and with the exact terms needed to purchase my next home. I feel blessed to have found them. If you need a trusted real estate team in the beach cities do yourself a favor and give them a call. I could not recommend a better real estate team to anyone selling or buying a home. Robbin M. 1/19/20

    Robbin M

    Kevin is extremely knowledgeable about the South Bay market. He was very helpful in identifying our needs and showing us homes that met our criteria. I like the fact that he does not take a hard sell approach and appears to be in the business for the long run.

    Taro I

    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!

    Cynthia

    We really enjoyed working with Alex.

    Tom

    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!

    jmcmillen

    Kris did an outstanding job selling our investment property. We needed a quick turnaround on our property that was listed by a different agent. It wasn’t selling. Kris came in and within a week we ...

    William M

    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.

    Anonymous

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

    CF

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

    KT

    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

    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

    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

    We highly recommend Amy Hackman as a real estate agent for any individual or family searching for the ideal home for their unique situation. We were comfortable in our home but realized that we wanted a larger home to accommodate our growing family. Additionally, we wanted to work with someone who was enthusiastic, hard working and super friendly. Amy Hackman was exactly what we were looking for. When we initially met with Amy, we provided her with our budget limitations and the specifications of what we wanted in our new home. One of the qualifications was a house with an elevator. She is well connected in the community where we wanted to live and found us several houses that were possibilities. She didn’t waste our time in showing us homes that did not meet the specifications that were discussed at our initial meeting. Since inventory was limited, Amy jumped on a house that fit exactly what we were looking for. She was very patient and showed us the house several times, to make sure we were very comfortable in making an offer. During the negotiation process, Amy was very savvy and diligent. The sellers were a little difficult, but Amy with her professional prowess was able to execute a deal where both sides were happy. Amy is a highly attentive real estate agent. She treats you as if you are her only client, which of course is not the case. Amy returns all phone calls and emails the same day. We never felt neglected or unimportant. We highly recommend Amy Hackman to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. She is hands down the best in the business and if we ever need to move again, she will be our first choice in real estate agents.

    Duggan

    Nicole Peters is one of the best real estate agents we’ve ever met and we feel so privileged to have worked with her to find a perfect rental apartment! If you ever need to find a rental or real estate to buy, we 100% recommend Nicole to help you find the perfect home!!! Our journey actually started in January 2020. My sister received a job offer in LA (which starts in August), so we decided to fly to LA to check out the Manhattan Beach / Redondo Beach neighborhoods and understand how rental apartments work in that area. After arriving in LA (after lots of delays due to a snow storm going through the northeast), we met Nicole at her office on a Saturday and discussed the kind of apartments my sister was interested in. Being new to the area (without a car), Nicole generously drove us around the Manhattan Beach / Redondo Beach area and showed us various apartments to give us an idea of what they were like. Because our rental wouldn’t start in August, we would actually start the rental process around June/July. Fast forward to June, Covid-19 was impacting everything and we couldn’t make a second trip to LA to browse apartments in person. Nicole set up a virtual search with her system and we received regular updates on when rental listings became available. We stumbled upon a wonderful newly renovated apartment complex and because we couldn’t visit LA, Nicole took the extra mile and checked out the apartment for us. She recorded a quick walk through video and sent it to us. We knew we wanted to move into this apartment right after we saw the video! The paperwork for rentals in California is very new for us since we came from New York and lived with family all our lives. Nicole patiently walked us through all the paperwork and worked with the management company to ensure that all the paperwork is squared away. She even set up Docusign documents with additional California rental paperwork that the management company didn’t even provide. Nicole truly was looking out for our best interests! August quickly approached and we were about to fly over to LA to move in. Because our move-in date was on a Saturday and that we were arriving late on Friday night, the management company would not be able to provide us with the keys. In fact, we didn’t know about this and Nicole, once again, proactively went above and beyond to help us out. She picked up the keys and dropped them off at the hotel we were staying at so that we can begin moving in on Saturday, rather than waiting until Monday. As first time renters, my sister and I were quite new to the process and we are so thankful that Nicole walked us through the other process to find the perfect home. Thank you so much!!

    Christopher H

    Simply put, if you are in the market for a home you have to work with Chad. We have bought homes in New York, Chicago, and now LA. We have never had the level of service, market knowledge and communication than what we got with Chad. To top it off, he introduced us to everyone he knows in town and we could not be happier. We see him all over town and he is always asking us if there is anything he can do for us. We highly recommend Chad Fahlbusch for your home purchase.

    David B

    Kevin knows the SouthBay housing market very well and over the past 11 years helped us buy and sell two houses. We felt supported all the way through the buying and selling process - he listened and acted upon the brief we provided, he offered realistic advice based on market conditions, he is an excellent communicator who kept us fully informed about progress and everything closed smoothly, with no loose ends.

    P B

    Colin did a phenomenal job for me as a first time buyer in the South Bay Area. His expertise, guidance and counsel was invaluable throughout the transaction, including navigating a complicated sales process. He only had my best interests in mind throughout, raising issues as he saw them, even if it meant I might walk away from the transaction. I didn't know Colin beforehand but he was referred to me and I couldn't recommend him enough to anyone looking for a well-credentialed, honest, and experienced realtor.

    Donal L

    After being transferred from Australia to Los Angeles, I was absolutely delighted to have had Lisa help my wife and I friend a place to lice. Lisa is professional with a deep understanding of the market and an ability to listen and understand our needs. It made the whole process easy. It's clear that Lisa really ares about providing the best outcome for her clients and she was not satisfied until she delivered on a home that met our needs.

    Brian D

    Serene and Barry, We never could have gotten our first home without you! Thank you so much for your guidance, patience and words of wisdom. I think Joe is finally out of questions to ask! Thank you so much for your gracious gift. We'll see you at the engagement party and wedding. We will have a summer BBQ in our new home and you will be our guest of honor. Thank you so much for helping to make our dreams reality!!

    Erika

    Chris Corr was our agent for our purchase in Manhattan Beach. Without question, I would work with him again in an instant for future real estate transactions. I've completed numerous real estate transactions with different agents in LA; Torrance, Redondo, Palos Verdes, Beverly Grove, and my experience with Chris exceeded them all. Highly knowledgeable and extremely accommodating, I will be working with Chris again in the future.

    Alex L

    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

    Lisa is hands down the best realtor in the South Bay. She is always willing to go the extra mile for her clients and consistently went above and beyond on our deal. She found us our rental when we first moved here working with us across the country. This year she helped us purchase our first home in California. On top of being an excellent realtor, she is a lovely person and wonderful to work with each day. Lisa makes what is often a stressful experience that much better.

    A F

    Amy and the Strand Hill team were a joy to work with! As a first time buyer, Amy was so patient with me and answered all my questions. She made the buying process easy and stress-free. I will definitely be using Amy again in the future!

    Holly H

    I have known Chris for many years well before he became a Real Estate Professional. If you are looking for an ethical, hardworking and results focused Realtor, Chris is your man. Chris made both my home selling and new home purchasing journey much easier than I anticipated. He truly cares about his clients and demonstrates this in his advocacy, professionalism and knowledge garnering superior results.

    Kevin D

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

    Shawn

    During one of our Southern California housing booms, I wanted to move from old Torrance to the beach. All realtors told me I needed to sell my home first, which I was not willing to do. Then I called Cindy because she had a listing that I was interested in for purchase. She convinced the seller to accept my contingency, sold my home (within a week), secured a 40-year mortgage for us, got homeowners insurance for us within 24 hours of closing ( which we overlooked) and made our transition satisfying. Since our purchase, 25+ years ago, Cindy has remembered us with gifts at Christmas, subscription to her monthly magazine, and answered any questions for me and/or any friends. This year she provided me with comps so that I was able to establish a new base for my property. I have never recommended any other Real Estate Professional. My family has been instructed to only list with Cindy, if there is an unforseen reason to sell.

    Belle L

    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

    Kevin and Brigitte are very knowledgable about real estate. We used them to help us rent out an apartment. They guided us through the process and almost immediately we had multiple offers. From there they vetted the various offers and let us know which ones were a good fit and which ones were not. We settled on a renter who has turned out to be the perfect renter for our situation. They brought us the contract and everything was taken care of. The only thing we had to do was decide on which renter to accept. Whether renting or buying, I would highly recommend Kevin and Brigitte Pratt!

    Dana M

    I could easily go on and on about Cindy Shearin's professional experience, skills, and knowledge as a realtor, which are all exemplary, but instead I want to mention a few traits that truly sets her apart from others. Ms. Shearin has a keen understanding of her clients . Her intuition and real estate instincts are right on the money, saving you time and needless anxiety while shopping for, or selling a home.

    KL

    Chad has been working in the South Bay for 20 years and we have used him 5 times to sell our properties all over the South Bay. His emphasis on preparing our properties for sale was brilliant and his staging team did a great job which we think got us the best price. Michelle his Listing Coordinator made this entire process smooth and their team handled everything for us. SouthBayChad is a brand that sellers benefit from!

    Daniel

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

    Chris S

    Lily Liang is among the best agents we've been very lucky to work with. She is very knowledgeable in her field, professional and courteous to the utmost. She's very patient with her clients, always take their thoughts and feelings into accounts. She would give suggestions and guidance, however always respecting their decisions. She has turned a hectic, cumbersome process into a successful and smooth transition for the sale of our home. We feel very blessed to have Lily representing us.

    PVE

    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

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

    Dan O

    Chris found us our perfect home in South Bay! We searched high and low for over 5 months and Chris stuck it out and went above and beyond to ultimately land us our home. He was instrumental during the final offer stage and closing process and has continued to be a resource for us for anything we might need; handyman’s, landscapers, flooring - you name it and he has helped! We would recommend him to any families looking for someone to work hard to get you in to a place you’ll love. Thanks, Chris!

    Lily

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

    Tiffany V

    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

    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

    Barry and Serene worked with us, and the sellers, to make it a win-win situation for everyone and get our offer accepted. As first-time home buyers, they were great in guiding us through the process, from making an offer to the close of escrow. We would recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell, especially in today's multiple bid environment. They are an awesome real estate team! They were so patient with all my questions and concerns and literally were on call 7 days a week. I couldn't recommend a better team than Barry and Serene.

    Chris W

    Chris found us our perfect home in South Bay! We searched high and low for over 5 months and Chris stuck it out and went above and beyond to ultimately land us our home. He was instrumental during the final offer stage and closing process and has continued to be a resource for us for anything we might need; handyman’s, landscapers, flooring - you name it and he has helped! We would recommend him to any families looking for someone to work hard to get you in to a place you’ll love. Thanks, Chris!

    Lily G

    The first time I spoke on the phone with Colin I immediately felt comfortable with him. He was extremely easy to talk to, he listened, and he gave me an honest assessment of why the property I was interested in might or might not suit my family which told me that he cared about more than just the commissions involved. Throughout this process, Colin has continued to go above and beyond to make sure that we were comfortable at every step and to smooth out the inevitable kinks that occur during any home purchase. We appreciated the great relationship he enjoys with other agents which facilitated communication, and the fact that he lives as well as works in Manhattan Beach was a great asset in locating reliable contractors and getting firsthand insight into the school district. Even after our purchase closed Colin kept in touch and was still available to answer questions and offer advice. Thank you, Colin, for a wonderful introduction to Manhattan Beach!

    Erin M

    Kris is the best! We have been looking for a new home in the South Bay for about 9 months off and on, and within a couple days of meeting Kris, we found our perfect place. She has been very communicative with us and was a really patient listener during our initial call as we shared what we hoped to find. Kris has a great grasp on the benefits and charm of the various cities and neighborhoods, and was incredibly helpful in zeroing in on where we wanted to be. She is warm, generous and a total straight-shooter. We never hesitated in offering feedback about places that didn't match what we were looking for and she was completely receptive and just got it. Even after we found our home, Kris followed up to make sure we were all set and even offered referrals for movers. I recommend her to anyone!

    Christina H

    Beach A big Thank You Yvonne Amarillas for helping us sell our home in Manhattan Beach. I look back over the past few months and marvel how well things turned out, in large part due to your efforts! We really appreciated your professional and personal guidance through this process from the day we signed with you as our realtor to moving day. We trusted your experience in negotiations, responding to offers and counter offers and feel you maximized our proceeds. You helped us through all the walk-through and inspections, keeping us informed at every juncture. Even the move itself was facilitated by your efforts. Having you as our realtor, made us feel that we were your only clients. Should a potential client desire a reference, please do not hesitate to refer them to me, I will tell them that you are absolutely the best!

    Kathleen B

    Barry and Serene are very knowledgeable, they are sensitive to what the buyer is looking for and really deliver. They were able to work with us both long distance and once we had arrived to find the home that suited us, find local professionals to take care of repairs and get things done smoothly. If you can work with Barry and Serene you will be quite delighted. Our move from the midwest to Southern California was greatly facilitated by their efforts. Thank you!

    Daphna

    Amy listens, curates and recommends with precision. She is patient (took us over a year to find a place), doesn't exert any pressure, and is objective in her opinions about property. She appreciated that this would be quite possibly the largest asset purchase and loan in our lifetime, and guided us through the daunting process with expertise and empathy. This gave us the confidence we needed to take the leap. She also stuck with us after the sale to ensure we had a soft landing. She is, quite frankly, a lovely and kind person, and she embodies all that is great about our south bay culture. We've since recommended her to two of our friends who have each bought/leased their homes through her.

    Ashley A

    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

    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.

    Patrice

    Kris is extremely knowledgeable about the sales and negotiation process and helped provide transparency to the process. She was available 24-7, extremely responsive and I appreciated the multiple forms of communication and rapid turnaround times on questions and documents to keep the sales process moving. She is also very charismatic which is extremely important and often overlooked as a requirement for dealing with high dollar high stress transactions - she was able to keep the process pleasant in spite of challenges around permits, appraisals, funding, etc. that we ran into on my particular transaction. I HIGHLY recommend her to represent either a buyer or a seller.

    Mike C

    I have known Jeffrey for over 23 years. and have had the pleasure of working with him in an executive capacity and as my Realtor. We have also raised millions of dollars for various projects. He is a person of high integrity and invaluable at resolving issues. He looks at problems organically. Thinking outside the box is one of his grand assets.

    James F

    I have been a resident of the South Bay for the last eighteen years or so, and Shawn Dugan has been my Realtor for about six months now. I ended up listing a residence in Manhattan Beach that he worked diligently on, and he was very attentive throughout the entire process. The house closed and sold. I feel like I got optimum dollar for it in the current economy. Consequently I went back to him just a couple months later with another property in Rancho Palos Verdes that I decided to list and sell, and we had an accepted offer - or an offer that I ended up accepting - before the Brokers Open, and as a result of the Brokers Open had at least two backup offers on this very desirable property in Rancho Palos Verdes. I've never even had one single situation in the months that I've been interacting with him when he did not follow through very professionally and did an outstanding job. So thank you, Shawn, for all your hard work. I'm glad you sold a couple of my houses, and, who knows, there may be more in the future.

    Dan B

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

    Hanley H

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

    Willie G

    My wife and I had been renting a condo on the Westside of LA and decided it was time to start looking for a place of our own to buy. We were introduced to Kevin by friends and after meeting with him we knew he was the perfect agent to help us. Kevin’s knowledge of the housing market and his ability to respond to questions and or concerns with extreme detail made our purchase easy. If you're in the market for a home, do not wait any longer to contact Kevin.

    Andy L

    Lisa came highly recommended and exceeded all expectations. She knows her stuff, is highly service oriented, keeps her clients up to date, is ethical and has excellent judgment. we will seek her assistance again, and I recommend her without reservation to anyone searching for excellence in a realtor.

    Richard T

    We found Kevin as we were walking by his office in Hermosa Beach with our pup. We casually asked him some questions about real estate in the area as we had just begun our search. After the way he treated us and our thirsty pup, we knew we wanted to work with him. Kevin is the most attentive, knowledgeable and responsive realtor we worked with in buying our first home. His knowledge of the Southbay is unmatched and with his connections, was able to get us into homes just before they hit the market. The best part about the whole experience is that he never got pushy, never tried to sell us a house and after many offers and home tours, he knew exactly what we were looking for. Kevin wants to help find you a home, not sell you a house. He stuck by us for six months and found us our home. He guided us through the escrow period coordinating inspections, bank inquiries and explaining all the findings and changes as this was our first purchase. We can't say enough good things about Kevin in one review, but when we go to buy our next home, he will be the first realtor we call.

    Paul B

    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.

    Sobay

    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.

    Mark

    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

    Brigitte Pratt and Amy Olivares are exceptional real estate agents. First, they are extremely knowledgeable about the market and the nuances of each neighborhood. Second, they always had our best interests in mind, and gave us tremendous advice in assessing properties, making offers, and negotiating. Third, they listened to our selection criteria and continually refined their search to find the properties that best matched it. Fourth, they rose above the call of duty on several occasions, accommodating changes, and helping us with unique requests. Last, they are both consummate professionals, and also really enjoyable to spend time with. We can't recommend them enough!

    Rob D

    I’ll be honest, I wasn’t initially sure if we’d get the same level of care from this amazing team as many of their higher profile clients. After all, we were not purchasing a multi-million dollar home in Manhattan Beach, we were looking for a “starter” home in Redondo Beach. It seemed most agents we met were mostly interested in the “big sale”. We started our search looking for single family homes all over the South Bay. Not being from LA, we really did not know much about the market here. Brigette and Kevin were knowledgeable, kind, quick to respond, patient and honest from start to finish. I never felt like they were after a sale. If we walked through a house they needed work, they pointed it out. No secrets and no pressure. We couldn’t of had a better experience. We highly recommend them.

    Sheri T

    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

    I have known and worked with Fred Zuelich for years and had the pleasure of closing a number of escrows with him. Fred is a pro’s pro and a real asset to any client fortunate enough to have his representation.

    Bryn S

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Shawn Dugan was my Realtor and has represented me extraordinarily well over the past weeks. … He serves his clients well; with integrity, and with knowledge, and with a great depth of experience, notwithstanding what appears to be his youthfulness. He knows what he is doing, and he is trustworthy with your real estate needs.

    Tom A

    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

    I have bought and sold many properties in the past. My experience with Shawn was commendable. He drove all the way out to my house in Burbank to personally explain how he would help me sell my income property on the strand. One thing I learned about Shawn through working with him is that he follows through on his word, an increasingly rare quality these days. It was not long before we had an accepted offer. Shawn was organized and on top of the details throughout the escrow, and his negotiation skills alone, more than made up for his commission. I cannot recommend Shawn highly enough and am grateful for the thorough attention he gave to selling my property.

    George G

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

    Nathan P

    Jessica is amazing! She made selling my home a smooth and calm process. She is kind and a great listener to any of your needs and expectations. The best part of course is that she sold our house in 3 weeks way above asking price! It was unheard of at that time and area of Manhattan beach. You will not regret choosing Jessica she is awesome and has the eye and expertise to market your home.

    Chelsea

    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

    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

    I have seen how Jeffrey has managed large, complex transactions with long-term sales cycles, including a multi-million dollar sale in the Bay Area and many local sales of commercial and residential properties. He is very knowledgeable regarding all of the legal and financial aspects of real estate and very creative at “putting together deals.

    Graham S

    Lisa is amazing. We met her in 2015-16. We were living in Florida and decided to move to CA. A long time friend of more than 50 years living in Long Beach recommended someone he knew in the business. After a month with him we realized he knew absolutely nothing about LA real estate. My nephew living in FL recommended Lisa, as he has been friends with her husband for years and she was in the real estate market in Manhattan Beach. We met her and fell in LOVE!! She was honest, knowledgable and helped us narrow down our search area which was much too broad and found us our dream CA house in North Redondo Beach. We loved the house, location and the area. Absolutely perfect for us. Five minutes from the 405 and any number of stores and markets. We lived there for four years and then due to Covid, we decided to move to the East Coast to be near our kids who live in Brooklyn and our new granddaughter. When we told Lisa we were moving she was devastated but sold our house in a flash and with hugs and tears we all said good bye in August 2020. Now let me tell you about the inner Lisa. Back to when we started looking in CA with the first agent who knew nothing and was not even knowledgable about filling out the final sales documents in order for him to get his commissions, Lisa offered to show him how to do it or even offered to fill it out for him. This is someone that Lisa shared the commission with but he did absolutely nothing in helping us to find our house. That's truly, the incredible Lisa. Love you!

    Ron S

    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!

    Morabito

    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

    As a first time home buyers, we were so thankful to have Colin as our agent to help guide us through the process. He was an excellent resource and offered helpful suggestions with everything from our mortgage, a handyman, floor repair, inspections and simplified everything for us along the way through the offer to escrow and after we closed. I can't say enough great things about working with Colin - it was a true pleasure. I highly recommend getting in touch with Colin for your real estate needs!

    Danielle 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.

    PVE

    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. ...

    mako36

    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

    I've worked with Kevin for over 10 years for all sorts of Real Estate professional needs. I've bought and sold several places with Kevin and even use him to find tenants for my rental property. He's a full service guy for sure. I have many friends in the real estate business, but Kevin stands out from them all. I have no hesitation recommending him for any and all needs!

    Dana G

    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.

    RPV

    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

    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

    We worked with Brigette and Kevin to sell our Sands section home as well as buying our current Hill section place. Everything about our experience was very positive. As this is the 7th home for us over a period of 30 years, we have a good bit of experience with various realtors. Hands down, the quality of service from Kevin and Brigette was significantly better than any we have experienced to date. Both know the MB market extremely well as they have lived in MB, raised their kids and been part of the community for 30 years. As important as knowing the local market, both have another critical realtor attribute —the ability/willingness to listen closely to their client. They only showed us properties that met our very picky criteria, never wasting our time. Similarly they didn’t waste our time with unnecessary open houses, ensuring the events we did have were well attended. To conclude, we really felt that Kevin and Brigette placed our interests and needs first (and frankly second, third...).

    Richard W

    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

    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 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

    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

    We cannot thank Colin enough for helping us find our new home in Sherman Oaks. We are undeniably grateful for his enthusiasm, knowledge, and professionalism. He was always available to answer any questions we had and kept us fully informed during the entire process. It was invaluable having him as our realtor. Thank you, Colin!

    Mia H

    There are a lot of things to look for in an agent; for us it came down to trust and knowledge of the South Bay. After working with multiple agents, we placed our trust in Lisa and couldn't be happier. While other agents focused on what they wanted to sell us, Lisa focused on what we wanted and then worked hard to get us exactly what we wanted

    Charles A

    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

    I worked with Shawn on the sale of my home. … He was amazing in terms of negotiating the offer we ended up accepting. … We actually ended up going back to both parties and were able to get a higher offer from both parties. We sold for close to $50,000 more than asking price, in addition to negotiating that I could stay mo to mo as long as I wanted for $1,500/mo less than my mortgage. It was just an outstanding deal he was able to negotiate. He made it so easy. I’ve referred my business partner whose house Shawn sold. This was a house that was on the market with a different Realtor and was not able to get sold for 8 weeks, that Shawn took over and sold in two weeks… He was very happy and are very impressed with his approach to the sale process and the prep - to getting the home ready. That was the most amazing thing, how well he was ready for that open house. It was almost like a team getting ready for the Super Bowl. They knew all the game plan. He knew everything. He had all his ducks in a row, and we killed it. … And I couldn’t have imagined it being any easier.

    Ahmed M

    We are so grateful for Ken guiding as as first time home buyers. Ken is one of the most thoughtful and helpful real estate agents we could've ever hoped for. We must've called, emailed and texted Ken at least 1,000 times during this process with our questions... all of which were answered with a professional, understanding nature.He has great follow through and the knowledge he gave helped calm my nerves during this process. We would definitely recommend Ken to our friends and family and will definitely be working with him on our next home purchase.

    Jessica G

    Kris was wonderful to work with. Quick to respond, polite, thorough, extremely knowledgeable about the South Bay market. Incredibly helpful for a family moving to LA from NYC - she knows every neighborhood inside and out, down to local playgrounds, daycares and schools. She came highly recommended by several work colleagues and I can certainly see why. If you are interested in moving anywhere in the South Bay Kris is your realtor.

    Katina M

    We met Cindy as she represented the seller of the house we were interested in. Because we found her listing on our own, we knew that we would have more benefits if we used her as our representative as a buyer. However, we were concern that she would side with the seller because she knew the owner well. So here's how we worked with Cindy and how she represented us.. We saw her listing on Superbowl Sunday and chanced that she would show it. She couldn't because of the Superbowl - no problem. But she said tomorrow Monday. Monday comes and she's there before us ready to show us around. We liked that house and asked her to be our agent. We said we wanted to offer below the selling price because this house was more than our established max on previous houses. At the same time we don't want to offend the seller by going too low. We told Cindy our price of $1.6 Mil in which she said might be a good offer. She told us the house has been on the market for a while and owner wanted to sell this house soon and our offer was fair. We drafted our offer and sure enough that evening it was agreed. All the fine details of the condition of the house and repairs needed were sorted and logic out by her for both parties to see. Cindy is a great realtor! She was professional about her representation without siding with any client when she has dual representation. At no time did we feel she was favoring the seller nor was Cindy trying to push the seller to sell. She truly represented both sides fairly.

    MDN

    Two thumbs up for Kris Lastition!! She helped me navigate the buying process from start to finish. We looked at a number of quality properties and she patiently explained everything I needed to know ...

    Redondo D

    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

    Lisa is very dedicated & easy to work with. She helped my husband and me find what we will develop into our dream home in the Pacific Palisades. We started looking for complete homes and after she showed us a wide range of options we changed up our desires completely and decided we wanted to build our own dream home on a lot or from a tear down situation. She didn’t even blink at the shift in priorities and immediately started looking for the perfect fit. She was very easy to get a hold of. Throughout the entire process of looking for a home, whenever I called or text she would either immediately pick up or reach out within minutes. She is very committed to her clients day or night. She was very on top of the details during escrow and made purchasing a home fun and not stressful. She is someone who works hard to understand what you want and dedicates herself completely to making her clients happy. You can tell she cares about her clients outside of just a business transaction which makes working with her such a positive experience.

    Christine L

    When the time came to sell my Strand home of 25 years, I interviewed four of the South Bay’s local top producers. I chose Shawn Dugan to list the property because I felt he understood my home and its ideal target buyer. He presented a top tier marketing plan, was forthright with his analysis of the property and he had the important quality of being trustworthy. I felt confident he was the one for the job. Once listed, I was immediately impressed with his marketing materials and presentation of the house to prospective buyers. Throughout the process, Shawn was there for every phone call, question and concern that I had. He worked with integrity and always looked out for our best interest. He was with us every step of the way. The end result speaks for itself: a great price on the sale and less than half the average time on the market. I highly recommend Shawn to anyone who is thinking of selling their home. He really goes the extra mile.

    Bruce T

    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.

    Gino N

    What makes my experience in buying and selling homes is working with Shawn Dugan. … What I find Shawn to be excellent at is closing the deal, finding the best tenants, working through the issues and solving the problems. I admire Shawn's love for what he does, his work ethic, his tenacity, and most important - his honesty. So for those people who might be looking for an agent, I highly recommend Shawn Dugan. He's not only someone who I enjoy working with, but I consider him a friend.

    Michael G

    The term World-class gets used far too often but in the case of Lisa Levin it doesn't go far enough! Having lived in different continents, countries and states we have had the opportunity to work with many realtors, all good in their own way. In addition, we have several friends who are realtors here in LA. We therefore have high expectations, extensive experience, and lots of options when it comes to working with real estate professionals. Put simply, and with the utmost respect to all of them, Lisa is peerless. Her professionalism, commitment, insight, knowledge and work ethic make her a truly World-class operator. We have brought, sold and rented multiple properties in the South Bay, and since finding Lisa have only ever worked with her. On our most recent purchase Lisa not only found the right home, helped with negotiation, oversaw the inspection process and provided introductions to anyone and everyone we needed to turn our house into a home, she also chased, prodded and guided the selling agent, developer, title company and mortgage company to make sure we closed the sale in the (ambitious) timeframe that all parties had originally agreed to. We cannot recommend Lisa highly enough, and if you are in two minds about which agent to go with, we promise that you will NEVER regret the choice to go with Lisa Levin.

    Miles K

    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!

    RollingHills

    Cindy Shearin is one of those rare business associates we had the pleasure to work with for the second time while living in the South Bay. Cindy is a realtor of the highest caliber, a diplomat, a skilled negotiator, and the voice of reason. She is efficient, swift, forceful and protective. We are comforted knowing that any question or problem that arose was handily answered and taken care of by Cindy. Not only is she skilled and knowledgeable in her profession, she is fun to work with. She is a bright light with a caring personality - assets badly needed during what was often a stressful time. Very few people can wear as many different hats as well as Cindy can. Cindy is a friend and a business associate, but most important, she is a trusted ally dedicated to her clients.

    Lauritson

    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

    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

    Colin went way beyond my expectations on selecting a realtor in an area that he used to live in. He was very thorough in his research and was so responsive and knowledgeable in answering all of the many questions I asked of him. I would not hesitate to recommend him to everyone who is interested in purchasing a home.

    J. V

    I have purchased a number of homes and far away the experience with Chris Corr. He was the absolute best, I never had to worry that my needs were not being addressed, overall excellent representation, personalized service and attention to the smallest details, made buying a house a great effortless!

    Chris H

    We had the pleasure of working with Chris Corr for our recent purchase in Palos Verdes. And when I say pleasure, I mean Chris was literally connected at our hip from day one. Our relationship and search took over a year and despite the many obstacles of home shopping in the Beach Area, Chris always seemed to be a step or two ahead of us at all times with information you can't find on the internet. Attentive, proactive, positive, honest and ethical are just a few of his qualities. Did I mention available? There were times where I wondered if he slept. The home we bought, Chris called and said, "Bruce, I have found the home. It's off-market right now, but we ARE writing over ask and locking this in now". He had built so much trust with us that we signed a contract and visited the property a few days later. And he DID find the right one. We were very lucky to work with Chris Corr. He's fantastic in every sense.

    Bruce B

    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

    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

    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

    I have worked with Kevin Nolan for many years through several homes both as my selling and buying agent. You will not find another realtor with as much knowledge of the area, or patience in working through the details of searching for your perfect home along with the stress of selling your home and moving. Kevin is always available and willing to help search for the best fit, he has many useful tools to aid in the search and brings things to a close quickly. He is honest, a great negotiator and extremely communicative throughout the entire process. You will not find a better person to help you through your home buying or selling.

    Theresa S

    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

    Lisa is just the best. We are so grateful that she came into our lives to help us get our dream home. There aren't words to describe the passion and kindness she shows to her clients. We're lucky to know her.

    Andrew G

    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

    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

    Lily Liang is exactly the Real Estate professional my husband and I sought when we chose to put our home on the market. She enjoys an excellent reputation due to her extensive knowledge of the PV area, far-reaching international network, tireless work ethic, discretion, pleasant and always courteous demeanor - and her ability to simply sell homes. She was able to skillfully and artfully negotiate potential buyers, lenders, while helping me to maintain my sanity while selling our home during one of the most difficult and challenging real estate markets historically. Lily showed extraordinary patience with all involved parties and was able to close escrow within four months of putting our home on the market. We wish we could rate Lily with more than five stars because she certainly deserves more.

    PVE

    Working with Nicole and Strand Hill was the single best real estate transaction I’ve been involved with. Her constant communication and steady support were present throughout the entire process. Nicole listened to our goals and quickly found a home that fit every one of our needs. On top of that, we had a clean, easy, and painless close for the first time ever. I would not hesitate to engage Nicole again in the future.

    James K

    I just got the keys to a house that Jennifer and myself just bought. We're really excited. Shawn Dugan was our agent. He actually was our agent on the last house we had, too. He's fantastic working on the seller's side of the business, and he's fantastic working on the buyer's side also. I highly recommend him.

    Chris F

    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

    Wonderful experience! We adored working with Chris Corr. He made the process so easy and we were able to find our first home within months. We couldn't be happier!

    Megan R

    Lisa helped my husband and I get our dream house in a very, very competitive market. Not only was she incredibly informative, very dedicated and always willing to answer our questions (whatever time of day!) but she was always honest with us. We love her so much that we have referred her to numerous friends and late last year she help my parents close on a beautiful house in Palos Verdes! More importantly, Lisa has become a good friend to us whom we can always depend on when in need. You won't ever go wrong with having Lisa in your corner!

    Aarti H

    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

    Kris did an amazing job getting my house sold in a down market. She's extremely knowledgable, helpful and responsive. Kris is a pleasure to work with!!

    Jay L

    Brigitte Pratt and Amy Olivares are exceptional real estate agents. First, they are extremely knowledgeable about the market and the nuances of each neighborhood. Second, they always had our best interests in mind, and gave us tremendous advice in assessing properties, making offers, and negotiating. Third, they listened to our selection criteria and continually refined their search to find the properties that best matched it. Fourth, they rose above the call of duty on several occasions, accommodating changes, and helping us with unique requests. Last, they are both consummate professionals, and also really enjoyable to spend time with. We can't recommend them enough!

    Rob D

    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!

    Sauer

    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

    Serene and Barry made a perfect match for us. We relied on them to find us a perfect home two years ago, and when we wanted to move up, we relied on them once again. Serene sold our Redondo Beach townhome and found us another perfect home. Serene and Barry provide great services with a strong global reach through Strand Hill Christie's International Real Estate. Why use anyone else?

    Freedmans

    Without Yvonne Amarillas quick responses to market listings, expert advice, and extra efforts we could not have found the right home for our family. She is diligent, professional and a pleasure to work with. Yvonne’s strong negotiation skills helped to minimize our cost. All throughout the transaction we were ensured that everything was in place. She gave my wife and me peace of mind that everything was taken care of with expert care.

    Tom K

    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

    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

    Jessica was fantastic to work with as we sold our South Bay condo during an uncertain time. We were on a short time line and her advice for getting it ready for the market in order to get multiple, competitive offers above asking price was spot on. She knew exactly how to boost interest in our property which had some inherent drawbacks. She was calm and kept the process moving smoothly and within our time constraints throughout a few bumps in the road. Because of her knowledge, strategy, consistency, and great communication, we were able to stay level headed and came out of the sale in a great position. We highly recommend having Jessica on your real estate team! - Caroline & Andrew

    Caroline O

    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

    Let's face it, buying a home isn't something most of us do often. It's stressful, requires patience, and more. You want someone good representing you and your interests. Chris isn't just a good agent, he's the agent you *need* when looking for the home you want. He really listens to what you like and do not like on every showing, and refines his recommendations from there. Chris doesn't tell you what he thinks of the home; he tells you how it fits your asks. And he is quite considerate of your time - some agents just show you every listing from MLS - Chris vets the listings, visits them in advance, and maximizes your time searching. He knows the South Bay extremely well - he knows what properties should appraise at, how to bid in a price war, et cetera. A huge help to have in your corner in a competitive market. Chris is also part therapist - keeping you calm as you negotiate all phases of the buying process, from the search, to contracts, to inspections, and more. He knew when to push back, when to accept, who to contact for every facet of the process, and more. We are recommending Chris to anyone and everyone that will listen. If you are serious about buying a home, he really is the one you want for your search.

    Mike S

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

    Duncan

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

    Fred T

    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

    My husband and I chose Lily Liang because she is the top broker in Palos Verdes. Lily is extremely knowledgeable about the Palos Verdes area and she is a sharp negotiator. Lily treated us with respect and helped us consider each offer we received. She is a hard worker who returns phone calls and emails quickly. Lily was always concerned for our family's personal well being throughout the selling process. Lily has a well earned reputation for being a top broker in Southern California. If you are searching for an exemplary real estate broker, I highly recommend Lily Liang!

    RPV

    “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

    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

    Shawn was absolutely fantastic. He helped my husband and I purchase our dream home. We were first time home buyers entering into a very hot market in the beach cities. As you can imagine, we were very daunted by the process and the stories of low inventories, all cash offers, multiple bids... the list goes on! Shawn was patient with us and acted as a trusted ally throughout the home buying process, which is what every home buyer wants to find in an agent. You want someone representing your best interests and not just the deal. During the initial stages of the process, Shawn helped us find listings that would suit our picky tastes and walked us through the available tradespace given multiple bid situations. Initially, we had no idea how many different aspects of an offer were up for negotiation and Shawn helped us craft the right offer given our risk preference and desire to be competitive. Aside from being an expert on the process, Shawn was extremely committed to us as clients. In one instance he was on vacation in China when we needed to put in an offer. When we called him, he took a pause from his vacation to make sure our offer was submitted on time - despite the time difference and plans he made with his family. I think that speaks volumes for Shawn's work ethic and concern for his clients. Going the extra mile is an understatement! After we found out home, he made the process simple. One aspect that I particularly loved was how Shawn used docusign. This service allowed us to sign the plethora of documents electronically and limited the drain on our time, which is something I valued immensely. He also made sure we had all our loose ends tied up so we were able to close on time and without issue. Further, since we were first time buyers, we needed the extra hand holding. As such, Shawn was extremely helpful in answering all of our questions and made sure our minds were at ease. We just moved in and are loving our home! We could never have done it without Shawn and his expertise - many thanks!

    Andrea C

    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

    Our experience with Lisa was just amazing. She was terrific! Always had a smile. Always willing to help and make things easier. Always using her expertise and experience to move us to our close. We are so glad we went with Lisa to sell our Hermosa Beach condo. Thanks so much!

    Bobbie K

    To say that Fred sold my house and helped me through the process of buying areplacement is like saying Captain Ahab was a fisherman. All the things he did forme - unbelievable. He sold my long time sand street home in a manner that waseasy for me and still got me top dollar. He was attentive to my “wish list” for mynext home and found me the perfect place. He was a great resource thru the moveby helping me find wonderful skilled tradesmen. Fred always made me feel that myneeds were important and that I was not just a commission. I have recommendedhim and will contjnue to do so as he is knowledgeable, honest, principled. a pleasureto work with and truly listens to the client.Terry Cobar Sweeny

    Terry S

    Audrey is truly the best agent we've ever worked with! Excellent service and professionalism through the whole process. She was an extra set of eyes at every home we viewed. The process took almost 7 months and she never put any pressure on us at any time. She brought to my attention issues that  experienced home buyers would miss. She thoroughly reviewed all documentation on our behalf to make sure we were properly covered. She managed all the inspections and follow-up repairs, saving us many hours of our own time. She provided a list of her personal referrals for every situation you can imagine. Every one we used was excellent. She truly is a full service agent that will place you as her priority. She never let us down. We would highly recommend her to our friends!

    lchen310

    Amy is fantastic - I can't recommend her highly enough. She's both extremely knowledge and incredibly helpful. As a first time home-buyer, she made the process much less intimidating and was there every step of the way to offer advice and assistance.

    Wesley M

    Jeffrey independently identifies and assess property for acquisition. He has represented me in the negotiated purchase and sale of both commercial and income properties from Los Angeles to San Francisco. All of this activity over the years has required independent work of many types to create an opportunity, particularly through direct contact and negotiation with principals and lenders.

    Arthur M

    We recently worked with Peggy to buy our first home. It’s hard to put into words the gratitude we have for her patience and professional guidance throughout the entire process. She worked with us from start to finish and was superb with everything in between to help us find the perfect house. Peggy was an absolute pleasure to work with on a personal level; she was there for us whenever we had any questions, tour requests and was extremely accommodating. Even more importantly her sound professional advice resulted in us getting a phenomenal home in the neighborhood we wanted at a great price. Being first-time home buyers the process was overwhelming at times, but with Peggy as our realtor we felt taken care of, and most importantly, heard. We were so happy in the end and can’t wait to work with her again in the future.

    Evan N

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

    Chris S

    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

    Cindy is very knowledgeable and professional. She's been a big help not only helping us with the purchase of our Condos but also in selling one. She is very familiar with Hermosa Beach and what type of properties we are looking for. I would recommend her to anyone buying or selling.

    A

    I have known Audrey for about 15 years and she is an amazing real estate agent. She is well known and respected by all in the business. That's because she's been at it for over two decades and there is no one more knowledgeable about the South Bay market. Audrey has helped me sell my walk street  home and purchase a townhome . She has helped me find apartments along the way. She is tireless, professional in every way, diligent and detail oriented. She prefers to do things herself in order to make sure every aspect of sale or purchase goes smoothly and seamlessly. She is down to earth, friendly, and extremely responsive when you need something. She is reliable, honest and always ethical down to the smallest detail. There were 8 bids on my current townhome including cash offers. We got it, because Audrey knew just what it would take to get. That's Audrey. She's the best

    nataliepujo

    Colin worked tirelessly showing us listings that matched our requirements including a few off-market homes we would otherwise have never known about. He helped us submit offers, referred us to a top notch lender and ultimately guided us successfully through the purchase of our new home. When negotiations became a challenge, Colin skillfully represented our interests assuring we received the best deal possible. After the close, Colin remains in frequent contact to assist with references for repairs and preparations for moving. This is quite a bit different than prior agents we've worked with which were quick to disappear after closing. With so many agents around it can be difficult to find one that truly differentiates themself. What sets Colin apart is that he cares. Part agent, part businessman, part therapist, a friend for life ... If you've been unhappy with prior agents interactions, let Colin broker your next real estate transaction.

    Darin O

    SouthBayChad is a known brand in the South Bay and we only refer to Chad for anything related to our home. We met 19 years ago in an open house he was hosting and he has helped us build wealth we could never have imagined by purchasing income property in the South Bay. We could not be where we are today financially without Chad's professional real estate services.

    Phil

    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

    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

    Kris was amazing. She helped us navigate the fast moving market of the south bay and we found a great home! She took the time to visit many homes with us and did the necessary research on the homes ...

    zuser20161010192006998

    “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

    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

    Working on the purchase of my home with Kris was amazing... her communication style, knowledge, and unwavering support in the process were so incredibly helpful to me. I recommend Kris to everyone.

    stevecolumbaro

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

    Kollen P

    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.

    RH

    I interviewed several realtors to be my listing agent when selling my condo in Santa Monica. Many claimed to be "experts" in the area, and promised "world-class marketing" but when I asked them about their listing strategy, they lost me. Then I had the chance to sit down with Colin, and he approached things a bit differently. Rather than come in and tell me how great he was, he took the majority of time to ask me questions. Why was I selling, what do I need from a realtor, what are the priorities for the sale - top dollar, timing, getting the right buyer etc. He wanted to know what the best part about living there was, what I liked and disliked about the home if there were any downsides or challenges to the home. He took all of this information in, and then addressed each one specifically. Each item was given much thought and attention, and when we were done, I felt like someone really understood what I was looking for in a realtor, what was important to me during the sales process, and ultimately how it could all be achieved successfully. Not only did we get above asking on the home, but we were able to navigate through some disclosures to the buyers that had made me nervous. We closed within 30 days, and his negotiations through the inspection process were impeccable. Colin was attentive and communicated thoroughly each step of the way helping me to feel secure during each phase of the sale from listing to closing. If you're looking for a realtor that is interested in you and your motivation(s) to sell, rather than just getting the listing, I highly recommend Colin Aita.

    M.T.

    We have been happily living in our first home for four months now, and are very glad that we chose Lily Liang to be our realtor. Now that my husband and I and our 3 children are settling into our home and neighborhood, we can now fully appreciate the service value Lily provided us. Lily very skillfully and graciously guided us through each step of the home-buying process. Takes excellent care of clients: Despite being a successful agent for several decades with so many multi-million dollar listings, Lily nevertheless took us under her wing and made us feel completely taken care of. She always looked after us like we were her top-priority and only client although she obviously had many larger fish to fry. As I looked around at Palos Verdes properties with her, it was apparent she had not only high-profile status, but also the respect and admiration of local residents and other real estate professionals that we came into contact with. A no-nonsense time saver: When we first contacted Lily, we knew nothing about the area, and were focused on optimizing square footage for our family of five. Hence, we did not know the differences within the same town that made some neighborhoods more desirable than others from a quality of life perspective. Whenever I sent her a list of properties that we might be interested in viewing, Lily was already familiar with each property and had valuable insights about each house so that we didn’t waste our time viewing unsuitable homes (since we lived an hour away and had only a limited time for viewing). With keen eye and judgment: After several meetings, it was Lily who suggested that we look at the house that we bought. Although I had dismissed the home online as being not our style nor within our price range, she suggested that we take a look at it nevertheless, because she thought it offered very good value. When we saw it, we agreed with her and decided to make an offer. A skilled, patient negotiator: Thanks to her judgment and effective negotiating skills, we were able to get our current home, the first house we ever made an offer on, despite being in a multiple-offer seller’s environment. Nonetheless, despite both parties being very stubborn about certain issues, Lily enabled us to iron out a deal that made both buyer and seller happy. If she hadn’t been our agent, we would likely not have succeeded in buying this home. A pleasant, responsive professional: Throughout the escrow process Lily was always pleasant, detail-oriented and patient. As jittery first time home buyers, we deluged her with some very basic questions but she patiently held our hands, calmed our fears, yet never made us feel patronized. She went out of her way to make top quality recommendations for local providers for everything from mortgage lenders to pre-schools. She always kept in good amicable communication with us despite all the endless minutiae she had to help us process during of the escrow process. A caring, dear friend: We therefore most highly recommend Lily both as a consummate real estate professional and as a honorable, trustworthy caring person. We feel that she has is a true friend in the area now and look forward to keeping in touch with her in the years to come. We cannot thank her enough for contributing her outstanding experience, judgment and skills in helping us to buy our family’s first home.

    RPV

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Serene and Barry made a perfect match for us. We relied on them to find us a perfect home two years ago, and when we wanted to move up, we relied on them once again. Serene sold our Redondo Beach townhome and found us another perfect home. Serene and Barry provide great services with a strong global reach through Strand Hill Christie's International Real Estate. Why use anyone else?

    Freedmans

    I found that his showing the property and temperament with the buyers were excellent. He's very hard working. He's very, very responsive and timely in responding to e-mails and just being on it. And I found that when we finally got a buyer on the line and interested, his professionalism and negotiation skills came quite handy in, ultimately, getting a really good price at the end of the deal. My experience with Shawn was really strong, and I highly recommend Shawn to any prospective sellers or buyers or renters, or anyone that wants to do anything with real estate.

    Bill R

    Bought a Single Family home in 2010 in Hermosa Beach, California. As a first time buyer, Fred was able to smoothly guide us through the home buying process. Local knowledge, process expertise, responsiveness, and negotiation skills! His professionalism and his knowledge of the area put us at ease and we have been happy home buyers since!

    Dr. L

    We have been lucky enough to be on both ends of the real estate spectrum with Peggy guiding the way. She was our realtor when we were buying our home in Manhattan Beach. That experience was so positive that when we were ready to sell many years later, we simply wouldn't consider any other realtor other than Peggy. During the years in between buying & selling, Peggy was readily available as our "go-to" any time we had real estate questions, queries, or needed advice about our home in general. And I don't know where we would've been without her contact list of handymen, painters, plumbers, floor experts, etc, etc.! She is simply THE BEST.

    Vicki G

    Cindy Shearin is a miracle worker. Via the internet, anyone believes they can be their own real estate agent. Forget going online and just call Cindy. She is experienced, knowledgeable and honest. A true professional who knows how to get the things done that you would be hard pressed to find on a website. Try doing an expedited escrow online. She helped us close the sale of our old home on Monday and our new home on Tuesday. This happened a few weeks ago not in 2005-2006! The icing on the cake is that she is a pleasure to deal with and really cares about her clients. Last but not least her team of Bill and Lani are great people too! We highly recommend Cindy Shearin as she is the hardest working woman we know and the very best in her field.

    Bartlett

    Barry and Serene worked with us, and the sellers, to make it a win-win situation for everyone and get our offer accepted. As first-time home buyers, they were great in guiding us through the process, from making an offer to the close of escrow. We would recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell, especially in today's multiple bid environment. They are an awesome real estate team! They were so patient with all my questions and concerns and literally were on call 7 days a week. I couldn't recommend a better team than Barry and Serene.

    Chris W

    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

    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

    Lily helped our family find our "Dream Home". She is "The Expert" in the area. She is very knowledgeable about the entire area and seems to know the history of about every house. Lily saved us a lot of time as she always knew what was worth looking at. Lily was extremely patient with us. She was always pleasant and made herself available to suit our difficult schedules. We were looking in this area for over 2+ years with Lily. Lily is always honest and has proved accurate in forecasting the market. This was true even when it was not in her best interest to tell us. The house we fell in love with required an agent with the experience, skills and tenacity that Lily possesses to negotiate it. This was true as both sides of the deal had very different ideas as to the value of the house. Lily pulled out all the stops and made a very difficult situation and win for everyone involved. We could not be more pleased. I highly recommend Lily to anyone looking in the Palos Verdes area. She is also very caring and has made every effort to assist us in any way before, during and after the move.

    PVE

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

    Duncan

    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

    Lisa was wonderful. We were new to the area, so she offered so much information about schools, lifestyle, property proximity to things that could be concerns that I wouldn't have thought about. And she made sure we followed all of the California real estate timing rules -- coming from out of state everything was different. Most importantly, she held to a crazy accelerated timeline for us!

    Jen M

    My husband and I were on the hunt for our first home together as a family and were desperately trying to find the perfect place to raise our newborn son. We were originally working with another realtor but when things weren’t quite working out we were referred to Fred by my uncle who has worked with him over the past years. Even though our price range wasn’t what he was used to, Fred assured us the price did not matter and he was going to take care of us to help find the right home. As first-time buyers we had a lot to learn with the home buying process, especially in the ultra-competitive L.A. market. Fred guided us through every step along the way. Many obstacles surfaced, but nothing stopped Fred,he was determined to help us get our dream home. We ended up finding the perfect home in El Segundo where we enjoy walks down Main St. and bike rides to the beach. My family and I can’t thank Fred enough for all his hard work and are looking forward to our next home purchase as our family continues to expand. Not only have we found a great realtor but we have gained a longtime friend in this journey as well!The O’Book Family (Chris, Alyssa & Carson) 

    The F

    I had been looking for a house for awhile but in no hurry. Nicole sent me listings and we visited a number of different places over a couple years. She was always looking out for me with no unwanted sales pressure. We found the perfect house and she helped me negotiate a very fair deal. Nicole helped my whole family go through the whole process. Nicole helped with a check list of things that had to get done and a list of people that had to do them. She kept track of all the time lines and she made herself available 24/7. Strongly recommend

    John U

    We were very impressed from the beginning through the end of the whole process. My wife and I decided to put our home on the market to sell. As soon as we made contact with Lily everything rolled in so professional and so smooth that we sold our home within 45 days.We were so impressed with her and staff that we couldn't believe how smooth everything was done with no hick ups or problems. She even sold our home above our asking price. Her staff and her did excellent. Thanks Lily.

    PVE

    Words cannot express my gratitude for the excellent job Kris did in selling my home. When I say she went above and beyond the call of duty would be an understatement. Selling, and moving from house that ...

    ibusuerigler

    Colin worked tirelessly showing us listings that matched our requirements including a few off-market homes we would otherwise have never known about. He helped us submit offers, referred us to a top notch lender and ultimately guided us successfully through the purchase of our new home. When  negotiations became a challenge, Colin skillfully represented our interests assuring we received the best deal possible. After the close, Colin remains in frequent contact to assist with references for repairs and preparations for moving. This is quite a bit different than prior agents we've worked with which were quick to disappear after closing. With so many agents around it can be difficult to find one that truly differentiates them self. What sets Colin apart is that he cares. Part agent, part businessman, part therapist, a friend for life ... If you've been unhappy with prior agents interactions, let Colin broker your next purchase.

    dporand

    My wife and I were new to Southern California, and had been searching for a home for over six months. We met Kevin at an open house that he was showing. After meeting what felt like 50+ other realtors, there was something about Kevin that struck us. We saw a home later that day that we really wanted, and we went back to Kevin's open house and asked him to be our realtor and represent us. It was a knee jerk reaction, as we probably only had about a 15-minute conversation with him, but we're glad we made the decision. Just like that, Kevin helped us buy our first home. He walked us through the whole process, and definitely represented us in one of the biggest decisions we've ever made. We've kept in touch over the years with Kevin, and even though we're not in the market at the moment for a new home, Kevin has been kind enough to take us through some open houses so that we can still get a feel for what's out there. He is a true professional--never pushy and always honest. He knows the value of lasting relationships.

    Joe M

    Shawn is definitely up there at the very, very top of all the brokers I've ever dealt with. He's got integrity, honesty, hard work. … So if you're looking for a property on The Strand or really anywhere else in this area, he's definitely the guy you want to be dealing with. I give you my 100% vote of confidence for Shawn Dugan.

    Jordan B

    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

    Chad listed our home and got us over list price with-in 7 days. He was a full service realtor for us who listed the home, marketed the home with awesome creative advertising, lined up ALL inspections, met all of the inspectors at the home, arranged cleaners, handymen, painters, and above all negotiated to get us OVER list price. Chad communicated with us daily and assigned a full time transaction coordinator to us throughout the escrow period. We highly recommend Chad Fahlbusch to anyone looking to sell or buy a home in the South Bay.

    Phil H

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

    Dustin N

    Peggy and her son Peter (in business together) were terrific in buying our new house and selling our old house. We got to know Peggy and Peter while looking for a house to meet our (very specific) desires. Peter saw a new house for sale near the area we were looking and said, “this would be perfect for them”. He was right. Peggy arranged for us to see the house, and we fell in love with it. Buying a house these days is not simple. The number of legal documents to be reviewed (especially for a new house in a Home Owners’ Association) is daunting as is the entire process: the negotiations with the seller, disclosures, the escrow process, and multiple types of inspections, moving, maintenance, etc. Peggy is incredibly knowledgeable; she guided (hand-held is more accurate) us through the process right through the final settlement. Peggy had great recommendations for movers, housekeepers, inspectors, etc. which were all very valuable. Peter was there whenever we needed help in meeting people (inspectors and installers) at the house and also knows the business well; he also has great taste in houses. They are both terrific and work very well together as a team. When it came time to sell our old house immediately after moving into our new house, Peggy and Peter were there for us. They managed the entire process, from timing and price determination, to cleaning and painting the house, “staging” the house for sale to get a better price, conducting open houses (of which there were only two since the house sold very quickly – Peter and Peggy priced the house very accurately), to receiving the offers (primary and backup), negotiating the sale price and conditions, going through and closing escrow, and, again, reviewing and signing all the legal documents. They are both very knowledgeable, about the process as well as the real estate market in our buying and selling locations. Again, they were terrific. The bottom line is that we could not have done the whole thing without Peggy and Peter. We highly recommend them, individually and as a team, for selling and buying a home. We love our new home. Thank you, Peggy and Peter!

    Don B

    Darrin is a pure pleasure. He was our agent when we purchased our first home in Manhattan Beach about 8 years ago and the process was simple, straightforward and relatively stress free. Last year, we were searching for a new home. Darrin recommended that we look at a listing that was on the market for some time and had, up until that point, evaded our radar. That house ultimately became our home. Again, the process was smooth and seamless. We highly recommend Darrin!

    M B

    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

    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.

    Patrice

    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

    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

    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 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

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