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

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Olivia
Rodberg

Lic #: 02075813
REALTOR®

Testimonials

“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

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

Lindsay &

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 a

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

Brook is the most present and engaged realtor you can find in the South Bay (and beyond). It’s rare to find someone who - among many other things - will show up early to showings and help sweep the floors to make sure everything is immaculate. He helped to sell our house after ONE day on the market for full price - and a record number for the silver triangle.

Beau R

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.

Redondo R

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

Robert &

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

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

If I could give 10 stars for responsiveness, I would want to give 11. Chris is responsiveness personified. She guided me skillfully through preparing my home for sale. She is a roll up the sleeves, and let's get things done type person. She established a detailed game plan on how the home would be sold. It was uncanny how well the plan worked. I was amazed at the result she achieved. My home was in escrow in 4 days, and sold at what I considered to be a good price. She made escrow a breeze. Chris has been helpful throughout our move and has provided valuable advise after the move. I would never consider anyone else for my real estate needs, and heartily recommend her to anyone else who is need of an expert and caring real estate professional.

Rosalee S

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

Dr. S

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

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

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 &

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.

Playa M

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

I dont have enough positive things to say about Juliet. She found the most amazing place for me and handled everything flawlessly from start to finish. She is respsonsive, attentive, efficient, and an absolute joy to work with. I recommend her to everyone I know and am always appreciated for doing so. Thank you Juliet!

Megan H

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 M

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

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

"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

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

Kelly B

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

Client

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.

Manhattan D

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

Dan I

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

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 &

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

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

We have successfully used Chris for multiple real estate transactions ( buying and selling).Her experience, knowledge of the area, networking skills and attention to detail made each transaction a smooth process. She kept us informed throughout. We highly recommend her. Darlene and Richard

Darlene H

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 C

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 &

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 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.

Manhattan D

Brook helped me buy a house in the South Bay. If you are looking for an RE agent you cannot go wrong with Brook. Extremely thorough and sensitive to your needs, very responsive, helpful, knowledgeable and professional. If you have even a slight idea of what you want to buy he’ll find it for you!!! Beside being an A+++ agent, Brook is also an amazing human being. He made my move from NY to CA almost seamless (if you have ever moved across the country that’s nearly impossible) and helped me get connected with people and services I needed once I got here. Thank you Brook over and over again!!

Arina G

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

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 a

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 a

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

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.

Redondo R

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!

Manhattan D

I have had the great pleasure working with Karynne Thim over the past 15 years…and three homes later. Karynne exceeds all expectations when purchasing, selling or renting a home. Her knowledge of the South Bay market, her keen experience with vendors for all housing needs, her respect from her peers and her unflappable and professional demeanor makes Karynne the top agent for the South Bay. Karynne is ten stars out of five!

C. M

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 a

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

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

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

Ryan G

We 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

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

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

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

When I started my search for a home, I visited many open houses. Every realtor I met follows a similar script - they all give you their business card and then they all subscribe you to the same MLS mailing list system. I ended up working with Brook because from the very first day, he listened carefully to what I was looking for. He followed up with me, and continued to refine the searches to get me some awesome properties to look at. I found Brook to be trustworthy and easy to work with. He was able to leverage his vast network to help me navigate some unforeseen obstacles and land me in the perfect home. Thank you Brook!

Anthony Y

Juliet is a no nonsense 5 star realtor !! I recommend Juliet and her professional demeanor for any of your real estate needs

Stacey C

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

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

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

Erin U

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

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

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

JT G

Two words. Total Pro. Ralph is the go-to guy if you need a realtor in the Los Angeles area or could use a meaningful, no b.s. referral for a different part of the country. Committed and connected, Ralph has been a great resource. I can't thank him enough.

Danny G

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

Carolyn P

When I started my search for a home, I visited many open houses. Every realtor I met follows a similar script - they all give you their business card and then they all subscribe you to the same MLS mailing list system. I ended up working with Brook because from the very first day, he listened carefully to what I was looking for. He followed up with me, and continued to refine the searches to get me some awesome properties to look at. I found Brook to be trustworthy and easy to work with. He was able to leverage his vast network to help me navigate some unforeseen obstacles and land me in the perfect home. Thank you Brook!

Ryan S

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

Brook is absolutely amazing and I highly recommend for all of one's real estate needs. He always goes the extra mile (more accurate to say extra one hundred miles!). We used him to both buy and sell, and it was an effortless and optimal experience. Just to list a few positives: - His great attitude and friendliness, not to mention his availability and hard work he puts into his job (at one point he climbed the room of the house we were selling himself to clean the windows!) - His no pressure style which supports you both on the buying and and selling side - The myriad connections he has with all sorts of auxiliary services (handymen, staging companies, cleaners, etcs) - Always willing to help a hand with unrelated tasks i.e help with moving! In short Brook is great at his job and everyone and anyone should use him!

Dr V

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

Mark C

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 &

Brook was extremely helpful in finding my dream home. I told him what I wanted and the search was on. He made the process easy and painless. We closed within 30 days. He helped me through the process with his knowledge and expertise. If you are looking to purchase or sell your home, I highly recommend Brook Billings.

Kenny L

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

Cliff W

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 a

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

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

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

Aarti

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

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

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

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

Nancy &

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

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

Angela N

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 a

We worked with Juliet when we moved from San Francisco to Los Angeles and she made the process a smooth and easy one. She was able to find us several rentals within the areas we wanted and the exact features we were looking for. She negotiated for us and handled all the paperwork which saved us a lot of time. Juliet was professional, quick to respond and an upbeat contact throughout. Would highly recommend her to any.

Nikki S

Holly was the consummate professional.  She grasped very quickly what we were looking for and showed us great properties.  She knows the business and was a joy to work with.

Michael D

Holly was the consummate professional. She grasped very quickly what we were looking for and showed us great properties. She knows the business and was a joy to work with.

Michael D

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 O

I was looking for a quiet home in Manhattan or Hermosa and Brook helped uncover multiple hidden gems that made the decision a (pleasingly) difficult one. I ultimately decided on a Hermosa Beach location that I think normally would have felt out of reach but Brook’s timely local knowledge and support in closing logistics made it all possible.

Anthony H

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

Anne a

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 a

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 a

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

Gustav a

Karynne went above and beyond in helping my wife and I purchase our first home. She showed us houses from Manhattan Beach to the PV Peninsula, and clearly has a remarkable knowledge of the South Bay - with deep connections to the realtors in each of the beach cities.

Luis A

Juliet was incredible from start to finish. She worked tirelessly for our family to find the perfect house that fitted with all our needs and held our hand throughout the entire process. Thank you for all your help making our transition to LA go so smoothly. We are very happy with our new home. Ed

Edward L

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

John a

“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

When we moved to CA we explored different neighborhoods. Holly introduced us to Manhattan Beach and we bought a home that worked well for our family. Three years later, Holly listed and sold this home in one week for us. Last year Holly pre-screened rentals for us so that we were able to find an amazing beachside home in one afternoon. Every friend we have referred to Holly found and bought homes that addressed their needs. Holly’s knowledge of the market and neighborhoods was invaluable. We chose Holly because she listened. She didn’t just try to close a deal but forged a professional relationship and has become our go to realtor for our personal as well as our investment needs.

Dr. B

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

Janet C

Juliet is hard working and a wonderful agent! I would have never found my new place without her help and guidance. The best real-estate agent I’ve ever met and so kind!

Alexandra C

Juliet is amazing! She was very personable and easy to communicate with. I felt like she listened to what my needs were as a client and adjusted her process accordingly to be sure our needs were constantly being met. She was always responsive which helped the process to move along quickly. She was forthcoming with additional information about any of the properties as well as being clear about any underlying issues. She helped us find a lovely two bedroom rental in the heart of Venice that was exactly what we were looking for! Wonderful person and great businesswoman. I loved working with her and would highly recommend her services.

Emery L

Brook is a a wonderful realtor. Honest, caring, dedicated. I could not have asked for a more supportive or effective person to be on my side during this exciting and stressful process. I would and have recommended him to all of my closest friends. I have received nothing but positive feedback. Would recommend earnestly without reservation.

Dr. W

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

Tina T

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

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

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