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

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Lic #: 02115632


Tara Landauer is a licensed realtor who comes to Strand Hill as a member of the Joseph Group. She has called the South Bay home since 2005 and brings extensive knowledge of our beautiful beach cities and surrounding areas. Whether your goal is to realize homeownership or further develop your portfolio, Tara will provide the highest level of service and uncompromising attention to your individual real estate needs. Her background in management and business marketing positions her to provide exceptional representation. In addition to real estate, Tara is also a well-known makeup artist and is passionate about empowering women through beauty.


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

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!


“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

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

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

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

Mr. Allen always has answers for us...excellent referrals and recommendations. He is a hard worker and we appreciate all he does for us. He goes above and beyond and we are grateful!

Nikki H

"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."


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

Christa assisted us with the purchase of our first home in Hermosa Beach. She is extremely knowledgeable, experienced and professional. She goes above and beyond what we could have ever expected from our real estate agent. Christa works very hard, does her research, communicates with all parties and has been a tremendous resource for us throughout the buying process. We recommend her without hesitation and will use her for any of our future real estate needs.

Jenn S

Tina was great to work with as a buyers agent. I can't say I worked with her for long--within one week of beginning the search we were in escrow. She was super responsive and tenacious--from early morning texts, to late night calls, and weekend negotiations. In a very competitive sellers market, she helped me stand out as a buyer. She has a great and friendly team that helps keep the transaction moving along.


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 W

We really enjoyed working with Alex.


We have worked with Dan on commercial and residential transactions over the last five years. He is the most honest, forthright and competent agent we have ever dealt with. In one case he sold our home in a community he had not worked in within a few weeks, and he has proven able to negotiate complicated real estate exchanges and contingency purchases. We recommend him wholeheartedly and believe that he is responsible for making such stressful transactions easier and smoother. I look forward to the next opportunity to work with him.

Leslie W

I could not be happier with Caskey and Caskey as my realtors representing me as a buyer and seller in multiple transactions over the past decade. They are experienced, and incredibly knowledgeable about the real estate market and the South Bay. Their marketing and negotiating skills are top notch. I highly recommend Caskey and Caskey to anyone looking to buy or sell.

Crista L

I can not say enough about Chris Plank’s attention to detail and customer service. He makes, what is normally a very stressful process, very easy. Chris knows the South Bay real estate market and has a long list of service providers to help your house purchase, sale or improvement project progress smoothly and efficiently. I would not buy or sell a house in South Bay without him.

Brooke L

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

Nathan C

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


Caskey & Caskey and Associates are always very helpful and knowledgeable. I also appreciate everything they do for the Manhattan Beach community. I recommend them all the time!!

Michael G

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.


Words cannot express our gratitude for Kris Terrill. When we were ready to start looking to purchase our first home, we did not know what to expect. We had talked to several friends about their experiences and most of them described the process as stressful and discouraging since the competition in the South Bay makes landing your dream home at a reasonable price unrealistic. As mentioned earlier, we were first time home buyers, so naturally we did not know much about the process. When we met Kris Terrill, we knew from the start we wanted to work with her. Kris is very knowledgeable and experienced in what she does. She sat with us for several hours discussing plans of what we wanted, location, school district, price range - meanwhile never pressuring us to look into anything that we did not like. Kris explained all of the fine details in the home buying experience, and most importantly, in a language we would understand. She was very patient and professional with us. So when we set our eyes on this particular beautiful house in Rolling Hills Estate - we knew we had to get it! It was a once in a lifetime opportunity - everything we could ever imagine our first home to be. Unfortunately, we felt we were a bit premature in getting our first home in the process since we had yet to find a lender, but we definitely knew we wanted this particular house. Kris Terrill showed us the house on the first day it was available to show - we were met with significant competition from many others looking at this particular house. We saw two more houses later that day since we felt that we were at great odds of getting this house since we had yet to find a lender. Kris informed us that our dream house had multiple offers from the first day of showing. We felt crushed! Long story short - Kris kept the sellers informed that we were still interested and to keep us in mind if anything changed. A few days went by, and we received a phone call from Kris stating that the house was ours if we wanted to put in an offer - and we did! She was dedicated to our needs. She made it happen! Kris Terrill fought for us every step of the way. I cannot say too many people are able to land their dream home from the start. I firmly believe we would not have been this lucky if it was not for Kris. She made the process of buying a home simple and fun. Kris went above and beyond any realtor out there. She called us and met with us anytime during the week to answer questions or concerns we had. Kris added a personal touch to our experience and we would recommend her without reservation. Thank you Kris!


I had been approached by many realtors, but none were as professional as Dave and his team. Dave got it to the handful of buyers that might be interested and generated multiple offers. Ultimately, my property went for 30.5% over asking price. Through the escrow process, he was diligent in following up and working with my tenants and myself. He made the process as painless as possible. I would use Caskey & Caskey for any Beach City sales. He knows the area through and through.

Shirin K

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

Unbelievable service from the start. All of my questions were answered and I was comfortable through the whole process. Buying and selling a home can be really stressful, but Ed and his team made it seamless and really put our mind to rest. We were able to sell our house in Manhattan Beach and buy another house with their help. I'd use them, again for sure and if you have any Real Estate needs Kaminsky Real Estate Group is the company to use. There are a LOT of good agents in the South Bay, but Eds experience and expertise doesn't compare to most. Thanks for such a great experience!

Pete G

Cindy is a true professional, with extensive knowledge in every aspect of the real estate process. If you are selling, she has great vision of how your property will present itself best, and will move mountains to achieve that. If you are buying, she will work tirelessly to find you the best property, often delivering more that you would have dreamed possible, at a price better than you dared hope expect - she is an excellent negotiator. I have both purchased and sold property with Cindy's help several times over the past 15 years (including income properties and spec homes), and remain a very happy client. You could not be in better hands than Cindy's!

Thomas D

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'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.


Working with Chris Schmidt and his team was the smoothest Real Estate transaction I have ever been in. Having had a friend that previously worked with Chris, I took the opportunity to meet with him and discuss my needs. It became immediately clear that I would trust him to sell our house. We had a unique situation with our house and we felt our property had a special value based on the zoning and location of the house. Chris completely agreed with us and took the opportunity and ran with it. The marketing of the house spoke to it’s unique circumstances and the offers that came in on our house were countered with the developed explanation of the true value of the house. Although we received immediate offers, Chris advised us that he felt that we could hold out for the interested parties to raise their bids. This was truly a huge breath of fresh air in this industry! He was working on our original plan and wanted us to realize the value we initially spoke about versus making the quicker deal. The strategy worked and one of the original bidders came up to our level! I can’t thank Chris enough for this experience and want to suggest to anyone else to use him to help close your deal.

Jim G

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

Willie G

Very knowledgeable, punctual and professional. Christa closed our escrow on time and without any issues. She took care of everything from start to finish. A stress-free transaction!!! Thank you!


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!


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

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

Diana J

Aaron and his staff, in particular Abby, were extremely professional and responsive in selling our property. They also referred us to a wonderful estate sale agent, Victoria's Vintage, who helped clear the house and sell the many personal items that were of value. The escrow process was quick and clean. Thank you Klapper Group!

Paul U

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

Our young family had always dreamed of moving from West LA to the South Bay and it never would have been possible without the help of the Caskeys! We toured home after home that wasn't right until Jen found us a house off market that hit everything we were looking for. If it wasn't for the Caskeys we wouldn't be in our new home in this amazing community and we couldn't be more appreciative! They both are familiar with every home on the market and were able to provide guidance and advice that went above and beyond our expectations. It's great to be working with the best in the area and the Caskeys absolutely take the crown!

Sarah S

Chris was amazing! We looked at many, MANY homes before we finally found the one we loved, and in this super competitive market, he was able to close the deal on our dream home. Chris was with us every step of the way. Super responsive and helpful when we had questions… And even came over with his toolbox to help us move in! He has become more than our realtor, he’s become a friend!

Mark B

This review is about the great team at Ed Kaminsky Real Estate. He sat down with me and my wife and used his many years of experience to go through all the neighborhoods we might be able to afford and really break them down. Having a young daughter, we were worried about schools and crime rates and this meeting gave us the push in the direction we needed to go. Ed runs a great, caring and powerhouse of a team. I hope to use Ed and his team on any future sells/purchases.

Scott E

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

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

James K

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


Kurt is a top-flight representative when you are buying or selling your house. Thorough, committed to me, the client, communicates well and often. Makes the process work. I recommend him without reservation.

Kevin C

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!


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 G

Judy has been our go-to real estate broker for fifteen years. We have worked with her to buy multiple homes. In each case she has presented us with properties before they were on the market. This is an amazing accomplishment in the hyper-competitive South Bay market! She works around-the-clock on behalf of her clients. Her deep market knowledge has allowed us to make confident decisions which have made for stress free purchase processes. We appreciate her diligence and determination on our behalf and highly recommend her to family, friends and business associates.


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'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


I have known Judy D'Angelo for some 25+ years both professionally and socially. Not only is she a good person, friend, and of great character ... she is a crack professional real estate broker. She enjoys an excellent and well deserved reputation among her clients and peers. I felt at ease and confident that she would take care of any problems that might arise and that she would keep my best interest in the forefront of any dealings. In such a competitive arena all agents should strive to be like Judy.

Steve G

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

Alex L

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!


Having moved to LA not knowing anyone, we were in need of a real estate broker. We met with several just by walking into their office. The ones that we met this way were not very good. They were mainly interested in selling you a home and collecting a commission and provided very little substance or value-added information from what you could otherwise get online. We met Dan through a referral and he was a refreshing change. After meeting him, we decided that we wanted him to represent us no matter where we purchased. What struck us immediately about him was that he seemed to be genuinely interested in finding us the right home and was willing to invest the time both to get to know us and our needs and to educate us about the nuances of each area. Dan has a lot of contacts in the area and he has a firm understanding of valuations and which properties will be in demand. When you meet a broker you often worry if they are being objective and are just trying to earn a commission. Dan is definitely not the type of broker who is looking just to get you to buy something as quickly as possible. There were numerous instances where he would tell us something was way overpriced and that he would not offer anything near their asking price. Even when we found a house we wanted to buy, he told us, “I just do not see you in that house or that neighborhood.” (Turned out he was right.) There were other times where we thought a home was overpriced and he told us that the home would sell close to asking if not over and that we had to bid aggressively if we really wanted it. (Turned out he was right again). Through working with Dan over the course of 12+ months, we can say that he is both knowledgeable about the market, but more importantly, he has incredible integrity. As we were getting to know LA, it took us a while to figure out what we wanted. For a while, we were all over the place and would go back and forth and change our minds. Through it all Dan was patient and stuck with us. We ultimately decided we wanted to live in a very specific area where there is extremely low inventory, especially given our very specific needs. We knew that this was a difficult task and the odds of finding this place in the near future were slim at best to say the least. Nevertheless, Dan worked very hard to find us this place. He sent out mailings to the owners of the handful of homes we were interested in and used his extensive contacts to uncover pocket listings that would not be available publicly. After over 12 months of searching, we finally got the home we were looking for and we have Dan to thank for it. We would definitely use him again and would recommend him to others.


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


Christa helped us tremendously in the process of finding and buying our first home. Despite our indecisiveness, We never felt pressured by Christa to move forward. She was honest in her opinions of the homes we looked at and always pointed out both the good AND bad. Once we found the house we wanted, Christa acted quickly and confidently to help our bid get accepted in this very competitive market. I feel lucky to have had Christa at our side!

Amy W

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.


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

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

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

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

Michael G

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. S

Dan was recommended to us by a neighbor and we couldn't be happier with his service from initial meeting to close of escrow. He and his associate Brooke were always quick to reply to any communication, however big or small. He was flexible in meeting with us. After a short conversation he knew exactly what we were looking for in a home and a neighborhood. As first time home buyers, he was super helpful in explaining every step of the process. He worked with the selling agent to get us a great price on our home. Everyone he has recommended working with from lenders to escrow agents has been equally excellent. If you're looking for the highest quality home-buying experience in the South Bay, you've found it in Dan O'Connor.

Alex R

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

Peggy is AWSOME! We met her after working with her son Peter who found us our amazing house. We are not savvy buyers but Peggy guided us through all the red tape with a great deal of patience. I trusted her opinion and felt total confidence in her suggestions as we went through selling our old house and buying our new house in 3 weeks! It was a very complicated transaction and she guided us at every step with a great deal of caring and compassion. Even though we only worked with her for a few weeks she felt like family. She was always available for my calls and questions and very professional without ever being pushy.

Azin, S

Allison was wonderful to work with. My partner and I had to find a rental quickly during the pandemic and she was timely, helpful, and personable.


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

Hanley H

Bryn Britton was the most amazing realtor I have ever dealt with! Her tenancity and knowledge is unmatched. She made selling my home a smooth experience! When I buy or sell again, Bryn Britton will be my realtor!

Shawnte C

I purchased and sold a condo with Chris, and in both transactions I was completely satisfied. Chris was highly professional, but also managed to be my friend through the process. In both transactions, I never felt pressured by Chris, which I really appreciated. He has a great way of diffusing stress. I highly recommend, and I do refer, Chris Plank as a real estate agent.

Heidi B

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

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

Penny B

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

Nathan P

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!


I found Lynne Lear on Zillow. From our first phone conversation to closing on our investment home, Lynne provided excellent service. She has great insight on the area and each neighborhood. She was highly responsive and was always one step ahead in the process. I highly recommend Lynne Lear.


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

Michelle T

I 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

Thank you for finding us our beautiful home. There aren't enough words to fully express how much we appreciate what you did for us. You went above and beyond to get this house. Every step of the way you helped educate us on the process of buying a home and made it a great learning experience. We are so excited to start our journey as home owners and can not thank you enough for your expertise and efficiency in getting everything done. Forever Grateful,  

Matt T

Karynne has amazing negotiation skills. The property I purchased was complicated and she handled everything with expertise skills. Her knowledge of the area is excellent. I had a great experience and have been buying property for many years. She has a special character that is not easily found.

Lauren G

Karynne is a dream to work with. She has excellent market knowledge and access to important trends and activities going on in the South Bay, which are critical to concluding a successful transaction. Most importantly, she is detail-oriented, has excellent communication/follow-up skills, and is one of the most ethical and professional agents we have ever met. We’ve used her for three transactions (buying and selling) and would never think of using any other agent in the South Bay.

Bryan R

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

The F

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

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


Karynne has the perfect style; no pressure to buy or sell and very patient. She is NOT looking for a quick deal, unless the client wants it. She truly wants to work with her client (like me!) to find the best fit for that family or person. We physically went to 23 houses… and reviewed many more in person and over the phone. She just works the South Bay beach area, so her local knowledge is excellent. She has many connections, we looked at places that were not yet listed. She even recommended not to look at properties that she thought were in poor locations and not a fit for me (near a high school, busy streets).She has plenty of experience, I could not stump her with all my detailed questions, and she knows the processes in-and-out. We ended up putting 4 offers and Karynne helped me decide what price to start negotiating. Once we found the perfect place for me, we started with a conservative price because we wanted to make sure I got the property! I still talk to her in getting references for work around the house and what the market is currently doing. I am absolutely pleased with Karynne Thim and know you will be, too.

Barry F

He has taking me from a sale, to a purchase, and to a rental. He’s really really really been conscientious about the most incredible detail. … The thing I really liked a lot was that he really went to town on the marketing level. It brought great joy to me when we were on the cover of Digs. He brought in best lighting people and the best camera people. To this day I keep that Digs cover as a souvenir. Frankly speaking, and I’m not even kidding you, I can’t find any better than Shawn. It’s the truth. He’s just super quality. I know Shawn has lived here and grown up here. I know he has a heart for this place. And he’ll absolutely get you whatever you want. He always does for me; I’ve never been disappointed. I’ll never work with anybody else but him. I’ve done a sale. Huge. I’ve done a buy. Huge. And he’s been renting my house here since 2012. He cares about his clients, that’s all there is to it. I can only say, you’re lucky if you get him. You’re lucky to have him.

Kimberly T

I worked with Chris to sell my house in Torrance after meeting with a different realty company. Talk about night and day. Chris and his team descended upon my house within 1 day of our meeting. They took notes, looked closely at every detail in my home and let me know exactly what the process was and what it would take to sell my home for the price point I demanded. It really was amazing. Yes, people say a house in LA can sell itself in this market but what they don't tell you is that you may be leaving a lot of money on the table. With Caskey&Caskey I got offers above asking before the open house! I rarely write reviews about anything other than food but man, these people are fantastic at what they do. Honest and just all around great to work with! The start to finish process of selling a home was seamless, there were no hiccups that I had to deal with - Chris was behind the scenes getting it all handled!

Tuni C

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.


We can't say enough about all the attention, care and hand-holding that Bryn Britton gave us in helping to sell our home of almost 34 years, guiding us in finding our new home and then synchronizing the sale and the purchase for a seamless move. Quick to learn what we were looking for in our new home and always available and patient for all our questions and concerns. And about eight months prior to all this Bryn got us thru the stress of having to sell our sister's condo to transition to a senior facility. We needed and got a quick, smooth sale and were pleased with the sales price.

Elaine M

As a first time buyer, Chris was so awesome throughout the entire process and helped to walk me through each step. He showed us places week after week until I was able to find one that was perfect for me. He was always available to talk if I had any questions and taught me a lot about the real estate process. He has an extensive knowledge of the area and was able to offer insightful comments to each location we visited. Chris made what could have been a tedious experience very fun and enjoyable and I would highly recommend his help to anyone thinking about buying or selling a place. Thanks Chris!!!

Juliette U

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

Bryn Britton makes house shopping a fun and engaging experience. She's with you every step of the way...even after you make your purchase to help you get the right people to complete any work you may need done in your new house. She was amazing, comforting and educational as we went through the buying process and helped us find the PERFECT house for our family. Plus, she's now a lifelong friend.

Rossi M

We met Dan in 2007 when he helped us sell our first house in MB. He has since become our only choice with any real estate transactions we had in MB and the surrounding areas. Being brought up in the area as well as in the business he truly has a unique perspective and immense knowledge of the South Bay market. Always patient, thoughtful, calm and honest we have come to trust Dan to always put our needs and wants first. In an industry that is very competitive Dan's professionalism and attention to detail stands out. Always available he constantly goes above and beyond even with matters that don't pertain to a deal. He is truly a part of the community and puts his heart into making everything work out for all. We have referred him to many friends who have had the same experience. We feel so fortunate to call Dan a friend and know that he'll always be part of our lives even though we have moved on from the area.

Ed M

Kurt Allen is a man of principal and truly cares about his clients needs. I would highly recommend Kurt knowing his good intentions, knowledge and efficient business results. He will make you and your family the priority when buying or selling your home.

Steph W

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 J

I have known Bryn for many years and she is nothing but professional! She helped my husband and I learn the process of buying our first home. She knew every step, and was very willing to hold our hands along the way.


We found at Caskey and Caskey you get not just your agent, but a team of people who are smart, resourceful and very experienced. Every person we encountered seemed to bend over backwards to help us make a success of our home sale. We were treated like VIPs selling our tall and skinny in Redondo Beach even though they also represent multimillion dollar homes on The Strand as well. They were always supportive and patient with any concerns we had and were always so fast to respond. The team assessed our house made suggestions to improve it for sale to get the best possible price and designed a customized marketing plan. We followed their advice. Deanna Whipp the director of operations there, is a force. She went above and beyond to make our house ready for market. Following the teams advice was so worth it! The price we received was so far beyond our expectations we were in disbelief! I would definitely recommend Dave and his team to first timer buyers/sellers as well as seasoned vets of real estate transactions. You will be delighted how you are treated as well as your results!

Jennifer W

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

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

Fred T

Eric was a pleasure to work with during the sale of our home. He was very responsive, attentive to details and well organize. Eric was well prepared from the moment my family contacted his office in regards to the sale of our home. He did a thorough research of our neighbourhood and analyzed the past and current market trend to decipher the best price to list our house that was favourable to us and one that would get it sold quickly. Thanks to Eric's hard work, we were able to sell our home to a qualified buyer at a great price. Thank You, Eric!

Rebecca L

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

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.


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


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

Realtors... Don’t ya just luv em? Well actually in this rare case the answer is yes. Porcelain charm that you only find from England and absolute authenticity with her advice. She will tell you what you need to hear as opposed to what you want to hear ( so rare in LA ). A pleasure to have on my team ( and tougher than her looks!)

Nicholas W

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