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

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Testimonials

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

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

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

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

Smooth transaction, was always ready to help anytime. Very good knowledge of the market. Would use again for any future purchase. Can highly recommend for any real estate needs.

Mike W

“Fred Zuelich is a wonderful realtor!I hadn’t bought or sold propertyfor over 30 years, but he gentlyguided me through a successful1031 exchange. He even respectedmy dislike of phone conversationsand cheerfully agreed to textmessaging. He has many yearsof experience in this area and isvery knowledgeable in all areasof real estate transactions. Add afriendly and kind personality andyou have the perfect agent. I highlyrecommend Fred for all your realestate needs.Bryn Stroyke, Stroyke PropertiesDan O’Connor, Strand HillAnita Saitta

Anita S

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

Jennifer S

Chris Schmidt took the time to get to know our family and to show us a range of options so we could make the best decision for our family's move to the South Bay. Chris continues to be engaged and on the look out for our potential future real estate needs.

Jennifer D

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

I had a wonderful experience working with Eric Kredatus. He assisted my family with the sale of our home in Manhattan Beach. He managed to get us multiple offers in less than a month of advertising and marketing the property. Eric used the resources and necessary information he had available to correspond with all the right parties (the bank, buyer agent, lawyer, home inspector, etc..) to enable a quick and efficient means of selling our home. All calls to and from his office were answered in a timely and professional manner. Eric is an amazing realtor and comes highly recommended.

Daniella H

It was such a pleasure to work with Brook on finding us our home in the location we wanted to live in. His knowledge for the area was outstanding and very informative. He truly looks out for his clients and is very professional and personable. He doesn’t treat his clients like a client; he treats them like a friend and has their best interest at hand. His selfless, positive, calm and friendly demeanor make him a wonderful person to work with going through the process of buying a home. My husband and I would highly recommend him for buying or selling a home.

Angel T

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

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

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

Alex

I sold and bought a house in the South Bay in December 2015 with Caskey and Caskey. What a fantastic agency! Great agents and teamwork- their expertise as one of the top agencies clearly shows - I got my home sold within one week on the market and it allowed me to purchase my dream house. The whole Caskey team was always accessible and responsive to me at any time . I highly recommend Caskey and Caskey. I will absolutely use them again!

Erin S

I like to take this opportunity to recognize and appreciate Mo Sharifi for his excellent customer service delivery, Indeed his professionalism, analytical processes during our exploration to identify a commercial real estate property to meet our investment expectations to closing has been a great positive experience. We endorse Mo Sharifi to family, friends, and associates. Thank you for your hard work and dedication.

Matt F

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

Tom R

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

Aaron S

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

After consulting several friends and interviewing many agents, we were thrilled with our choice of Dave Caskey to handle the sale of our beloved Manhattan Beach home. Dave and his team made the process easier than I imagined. He made excellent contractor recommendations for work we wanted to have completed, was available and extremely patient for the many questions we had and was a true professional. Additionally, he made sure potential buyers knew exactly what we loved about our house and made it shine. Finally, we were extremely pleased that he was able to get a good offer in the amount that we were hoping to receive, despite what other agents had predicted our sale price would be, and he made the completion of a long distance sale a snap. Besides all of this-he really is a good guy. I highly recommend Caskey & Caskey for all of your real estate needs!

Kim N

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

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

Christa is an exceptional Realtor and stands out amongst her competitors. She understands the local and broader market. She is honest and sincere which is hard to find in a fast and dynamic market. She was able to stage our home and get the most value for our home. Thank You Christa for an incredible positive experience.

Jen L

Will and Rachel have excellent local knowledge. They responded to questions promptly. They did due diligence and took some extra responsibilities that most other agents won't. Overall, my experience with Will and Rachel is very pleasant. They are very helpful!

Yue Y

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

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

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

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

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

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

Steve W

Working with Kurt Allen was a pleasure. He proved to be a professional and calming voice in the uncertainty and anxiety that is often associated with buying and selling a house. He guided us with self-assuredness, and we were in excellent hands throughout the entire process. We wholeheartedly recommend his services for all types of buyers and sellers, both first-time and seasoned.

Tate Y

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

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

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

Absolutely love working with Tina. My family has worked with here for years, and she is a powerhouse. She is always so attentive and thorough throughout the whole process. Her relationships with local brokers, professionalism, and experience is endless. Myself and my family will always only continue to work with Tina and the Kaminsky group.

Katie N

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

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

When my husband and I began looking at homes in the South Bay area, we were referred to Dave Caskey. He and his team certainly live up to their reputation. Dave was so responsive and professional from the beginning. He was able to show us houses we had seen online as well as a couple of homes that would be out on the market soon. We were delighted to find a beautiful home, in a fantastic school district. Dave and his team were a pleasure to work with and educated us throughout the process as we were first time home buyers. We felt confident in the advice provided to us and were happy to work with such a strong network in the area. We are still reaping the benefits of contractor recommendations for any home needs. We would highly recommend Dave Caskey and his team!

Laura 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

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

Aarti

We used Mo and Nahal Sharifi of the Caskey & Caskey team to buy and sell our home in Redondo Beach. From selling our home to buying our home, we always felt they were looking out for our best interest. Our home sold faster than I expected, which may have been helped with some staging and major promotions on their end. They are excellent at communicating. They stayed in contact with us while we were oversees, even keeping track of time differences to ensure everything continued to go smoothly. One of them is always available to respond to your random texts on the weekends, no matter how small the question. When we purchased a new home, once again they stepped up to ensure that we were covered in every way. Our home purchase was a difficult one for various reasons, but they handled every situation like the professionals they are. In the end, we got everything we need to happen done. We would highly recommend the team of Mo and Nahal Sharifi if you're looking to have a positive experience either selling your home or buying your home (or both).

Ron C

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

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

Kurt sold our family home of 15 years, located in Palos Verdes Estates and worked with us to purchase our new home in Rolling Hills Estates. Due to Kurt’s accurate pricing recommendation, our home sold immediately and with 3 offers. All offers were over list so that was extremely welcome news. Kurt also held open houses to help advertise and showcase our home. Kurt was also instrumental in helping us assess what we needed to do to our home before we listed it to make it more desirable to buyers. All transactions went smoothly and that made the whole process very easy to manage. Kurt was very knowledgeable about activity in our area as well as many others. We would wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell.

Benjamin D

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

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

The Klapper Group did a great job helping us sell our house! They went above and beyond helping us with a complicated transaction and issues with our inspection. Aaron, Linda and Abby are genuinely nice people to work with and a pleasure to get to know. I recommend them highly.

Michelle T

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

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 bought homes, leased homes and sold homes with Christa over a 5 year period. My wife and I purchased a beach home in Hermosa and that was initially to be used as a vacation home and then decided to use it as a rental property. Christa found very good tenants and as we were out of the area- was more than helpful in taking care of any tenant issues. As we are planning to ultimately relocate to southern cal in the coming years, I would not hesitate to utilize Christa again. She was fabulous.

GVS

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

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

Chris Schmidt is calm, easy-going, attentive, empathetic, knowledgeable, committed, trustworthy, resourceful, diligent and NOT PUSHY. He respects clients' boundaries and limits and is hyper aware and respectful of individual comfort zones. That said, when it comes to business, he examines all the angles to every deal, is creative and hard working and will stop at nothing to help you realize all your real estate ambitions. And, if you're like me and appreciate consummate professionals who are talented but also punctual, articulate, polite, well groomed and genuinely KIND, then Chris will appeal to you even more. Because of Chris, my house sold less than a week later at full asking price without ever even hitting the MLS (or me having to keep it clean and disappear during open houses ¾ or even paint or do ANYthing).That scenario is typical of Chris and the Caskey team in general. Since that sale, Chris has been instrumental in getting my kids and me into our two subsequent dream homes. He is so well connected, respected and liked in the South Bay realty community that he can quite literally pull off the impossible. Chris Schmidt has become my go-to guy for any and everything realty related in the South Bay. Over the years I've recommended him to many close friends and they've always walked away equally impressed. And, so will you.

Audrey F

Allison was brilliant in her service, attention to detail support, and communication. I felt I had a partner in the entire process. Allison will be the first person I call when I need a place in the South Bay. She defines service and what one would expect when looking for a rental or home in the upper end of the market.

Keenan

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

Jim H

Christa Lyons represented me when I sold my home in 2014. There was no doubt that my home would sell quickly as it was in a very desirable area, however as with many homes mine was due for some updating. Christa knew just what to do to that would realize the greatest return and she was spot on!

Lynn 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

Buying our first home was no small undertaking, and working with Bryn Britton from the start was the best decision we made. Bryn is extremely knowledgeable about all the neighborhoods we were interested in, and she helped educate us on all the ins and outs and nuances of purchasing a home. She was always available to talk with us, answer questions, visit homes, and make us laugh when things felt overwhelming! Her positive outlook, patience, and vast knowledge of the housing market here helped us keep our focus and find the home of our dreams. We are incredibly happy to have worked with Bryn, and we are incredibly happy in our new home!

Kate L

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

We used the Klapper group to sell our old house and purchase our new house and were extremely impressed with the entire team. Both Aaron and Linda were a pleasure to work with and made sure that everything from beginning to end went smoothly. We would be happy to use them again for any real estate needs.

Ryan G

Chris could not have been more helpful and patient in our home buying experience. He gave great advice and and had sound strategies. Several years later when we elected to sell our house, we contacted him and we were able to experience his genius once again. Responding immediately, they had 4 offers above our asking price in less than 4 days after listing. There is no one else I would consider representing us when contemplating real estate in the South Bay and beyond.

Tyler S

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 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

Dave Caskey and his team are professionals through and through. I had already moved across town and the took care of EVERYTHING that needed doing so I rarely even had to take a trip to the house. They made many upgrades that pleased both me and the buyers and I was able to get an outstanding price for my townhome thanks to this wonderful team! Five stars in every aspect!

Charles L

Have known Ms. Pacific for a long time and could not have been more happy with all she did in such a quality way to have our Palos Verdes home sold appropriately. Highly recommend her.

Alan M

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

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

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

Chris Plank has been our broker on our last two houses in Manhattan Beach working both to sell our house and find us a new home. In my opinion, Chris is without peer as a real estate broker in the South Bay. Chris is a tireless worker, completely trustworthy, has an engaging personality with a mantra to always put his client’s need first and foremost. In our case, Chris’ energy and efforts resulted in us securing the home we desired in the area we most coveted. Also, once the transaction process began, Chris made things as easy and simple as possible on us; therefore causing minimal stress and burden during the escrow and closing period. We have referred Chris to both family and friends and each one has experienced the same outstanding results as we have.

Taylor B

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

LOVE PIPER! Best realtor ever! She was very professional and so sweet and very patient with us it was our first time buying in the state of California and it was so nice to have someone who explained everything every step of the way she was really looking out for us and found us such a great  beach front property that we love! We went through many realtors before we found Piper guess I am considered picky but after the transaction of working with her we cannot say anything but great things about her : )

Sandi L

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

Arlen O

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

Lets face it. Purchasing a home can sometimes be a frightening experience. Chris Plank eliminates any reservations one may have or encounter throughout their buying experience. He’s been a tremendous source of information for my wife and I, and continually offers his expertise even following our closing. I can’t say enough about him as an agent, but more importantly, as a person. Trustworthy, sincere, and honesty are just a few that come to mind. I’m glad he’s in our corner and involved in our home buying experience.

Gary F

Juliet was excellent and thoroughly professional from start to finish in our search for a rental property. Juliet found my family the perfect home. I will definitely be using Juliet again if i need to search for any other rental or purchase.

Simon B

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

Caskey and Caskey Commercial did a wonderful job selling our building. From marketing, communication, and getting our price, they far exceeded our expectations. Great company!

Pat P

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

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

Alex P

Bryn is incredibly knowledgeable, approachable, and diligent. She is very responsive and is the one that you want on your side whether you're buying your selling. Anyone would be lucky to have Bryn as their agent -- she's wonderful and is highly recommended!

A

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

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

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

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

Dennis K

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

LOVE Tina! She's awesome. Having her as our agent was the best decision my husband and I made when we were looking for a house.

D

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

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

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

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

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

Eric S

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

I've worked with a handful of realtors, and Ed and his team are the best in the South Bay. in summary: Ed (and his SUPPORT STAFF ) far exceeded my expectations and delivered on what was promised in a much shorter timeframe than expected. From the day I decided to buy to closing escrow was roughly under 2 months- They helped expedite the process, kept in great communication and always communicated clearly and effectively. Everyone who I come into contact that has worked with The Kaminsky Team has been extremely pleased with their experience as well. Bravo #TEAMFAST! #KAMINSKYTEAM

Peter

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

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

Andy P

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

As I first time buyer, I had a lot to learn about the home buying process. Bryn and the team at Caskey & Caskey could not have made it easier for me. Not only were they patient working with a rookie, but they were on top of their game from start to finish and made me feel confident about the choices I was making. Bryn was always available around my busy work schedule and resolved any concerns that came along the way. Working with her has been such a pleasure and I am so thrilled to start this new chapter in my life. Thank you for everything!

Ryan N

What we wanted most in a realtor was someone with integrity that we could trust, and someone that would represent us with respect and class. My husband and I were first-time buyers, and we could not have done better that Klapper Group. At first, we thought Klapper Group handled only high end homes in the South Bay, but turns out they run the gamut and they helped us find our humble single family house in Lakewood. Linda Hernandez and Aaron Klapper were very patient and professional, and so efficient. They were pleasurable to work with and easy to communicate with. We were shown multiple homes every time we went out together, each pre-screened before we walked through. We got suggestions on how to submit our bids so they would get noticed. They use top-notch technology so the escrow process was as painless as possible. Best of all, they are straight up, and stand behind their service. You can tell they their team is carefully selected for the benefit of their customers. We would use them again, to buy or sell, and we recommend them to our friends.

Daphne M

Will and Rachel worked around my schedule to help me understand the market and showed me numerous homes. They really understood what I was looking for and never once wasted my time with something I would have no interest in.

Margo H

Chris Plank is a great partner to have when looking to buy or sell a home in the South Bay. I truly felt like he was always looking out for my best interests rather than just trying to sell a property. Chris is strategic and will do the extra work to find the right property because he thinks long-term. It took me a year to find the right property, but Chris made it happen and now I live on the street that I always dreamed to live on. Chris knows the South Bay real estate market, is timely with follow-up, and is a pleasure to work with – I would recommend him to any of my friends.

Chrissy C

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