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

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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

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

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

“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

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

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

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!

MB

Bryn and the team at Caskey and Caskey have and continue to simply take care of my family and help us to live out our dreams. They have sold and purchased for us with reasonable expectations that were only blown away by amazing results. Everything is taken care of, as we are guided hand in hand and step by step with personalized and customized treatment that completely fits not only our family, but the growing and revolving needs of our family living out dreams and thinking big together. Professional, efficient and hands on with care and bottom line results, means exciting and rewarding results for an overall experience second to none. Thank you, Bryn and the whole Caskey and Caskey team!

Chris J

My husband and I were just starting to think about buying a house but had no idea where to start and what to do. Without any pressure to buy, Bryn gave us great advice, set us up with trustworthy people to get pre approved for a loan, and began sending us current listing we might be interested in. Then, she gave us space and time to figure out if we were ready. After getting pre approved, we scheduled a time to look at some houses. Bryn took us to all the houses we were interested in and some that she thought were a good fit for us. It was on this trip that we found the house we wanted. Quickly, Bryn went to work to make it happen. The process of making an offer and buying the house was so easy for us. Bryn kept us informed throughout the process and gave us great advice. She was able to negotiate a deal that fit our financial situation and made sure that everything was up to code prior to closing at the cost of the seller. My family has been in the house for almost 3 years now and couldn't be happier. I can honestly say that we wouldn't be in this house without Bryn. She made everything run quickly and smoothly. As first time buyers, Bryn was vital source of knowledge in every aspect of the process. My husband and I recommend Bryn every chance we get because we know she treats all her clients as well as we were treated.

Teresa M

Dave and Jen are the best realtors in the South Bay, hands down. The buying and selling process with the firm is incredibly easy and the communication is great.

Darin L

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

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

We just wanted to take a moment and thank you and your whole team for more than representing us in selling our house. We really did not know what to expect as first-time sellers, and the Caskey Team made us feel not only comfortable, well-represented and taken care of throughout the process, but that we were their only clients (which we know is far from the case). Their expertise, acumen, professionalism, positivity and attention to detail was and is appreciated, and was felt from meeting The Caskeys to closing, and in every aspect of the sale. We know this team has a lot of fans, but count us among their biggest. We will, of course, work with them again, and will look for opportunities to recommend this team to friends and strangers alike. We know this team takes pride in working as a team and as a family, and it really showed...thanks again to Jen & Dave and everyone at Caskey & Caskey.

Danielle S

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

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

Kelly B

Does a testimonial from a father count? Well anyway, here it is, my son (Kevin) and I were in business together in the commercial RE business for years. He is a problem solver and can analyze and solve complicated RE transactions. I missed him and his talent when he decided to continue his RE career in the city he loves. I am not surprised he has been successful in Manhattan Beach. DAD

Ed P

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

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

Brook was able to sell our incredibly rare side-by-side condo complexes off market - for asking price. He was instrumental in working with us on renovations and landscaping to get the condos up to market value. Everyone involved could not be more thrilled with the experience of working with Brook.

KERRY K

We dealt with Dan on a long distance basis to help acquire property in Los Angeles on a S. 1031 Tax Free Exchange. His local knowledge and contacts resulted in finding a property which the sellers had just placed on the market! We had an issue with closing our purchase but this was not Dan's fault. The issue was due to the mis-handling of escrow funds by the Escrow Company. Dan stayed on top of the issue and kept us updated throughout the delay.

Kit A

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

Gustav G

“Nicole did an outstanding job in finding me the ideal off-market property . She was well prepared, thorough, and did an excellent job in representing me during my search. As someone just moving the area, she took the time to educate me as to attributes of the various neighborhoods and found me the perfect location. Nicole has great market knowledge and was a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Nicole to anyone looking in the South Bay.”

Kevin D

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sheri T

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

I own rental property and called upon Kurt for advice dealing with a long standing problem I was having. While I was not selling, he still got back to me right away and kept calling until we connected; even though it was raining and he was in the middle of a move himself! I benefited greatly from his advice and knowledge of the south bay real estate market. And will definitely recommend him to friends... that is how I knew to contact him in the first place--a neighbor in PVE gave me his number. Thanks Kurt - will definitely call you when ready to sell.

Desi M

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

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

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

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

First and foremost Karina leads the process with her tremendously positive attitude. We went through some very challenging times with our financing and she was always optimistic and supportive to help us deal with our anxieties and that was very helpful. We also demanded a lot related to needed work on the house and i know that our asks must have been frustrating for her but she always responded immediately and in the end pushed everything through for us. Karina has a very deep passion for real estate and more importantly, for the South Bay. Additionally she has a tremendous network of relationships and resources that are an added plus!

Maltieri

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

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

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

We appreciate Kurt Allen for helping us prepare our condo for a quick and above asking price sale as well as helping us to find and buy our next family home. His experience ensured the success of the marketing phase and sale process. Kurt coached us to see the amazing potential in our new house that we didn’t initially see. His initiative to proceed with extra inspections during escrow allowed us to request and receive a significant reduction to the purchase price. Most importantly Kurt is caring and personable...and our children love him! We highly recommend him and the whole team.

Tommy O

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

I sold my home through Hank Scheinberg. Hank handled every detail with calm efficiency and unfailing good humor. He is a man of consummate integrity and honesty in a profession that is not always associated with those qualities. Hank has a wealth of real estate knowledge gained through many years of experience. I highly recommend Hank to anyone who wants their real estate transaction handled with the care and concern it deserves.

Debi C

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

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

Stacey C

Linda Hernandez was my buying agent and I cannot express how much gratitude and high regard I have for the Klapper Group. From helping me find the perfect place, to getting our offer and FBO successfully accepted, to walking me through the countless hurdles and obstacles of the escrow process, I have Linda, Abby Berstein, and Aaron Klapper to thank for helping me get my first home! I not only highly recommend Klapper Group, but encourage anyone reading this to trust me when I say that having a good agent on your side when buying or selling your home is one of the best decisions you can make. Thank you Klapper Group!

Jacko A

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

Kurt is amazing! He helped us purchase two homes and sell one in the South Bay. With Kurt as our agent, each transaction went smoothly and we were very happy with the results. His knowledge, guidance, responsiveness and personality are unmatched in this market and we have no hesitation recommending him to our friends.

Kelley B

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

We worked with Aaron and his team, Linda, Abby, and Marc, to simultaneously sell our house and buy our new house. There were a lot of moving parts in both transactions and Aaron did a fantastic job of guiding us through them. He made what should be a stressful situation very smooth. His marketing and negotiating skills are second to none and we were extremely happy where the economics of both transactions ended up. Very highly recommended whether buying or selling.

Taylor A

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

Chris S

We selected Caskey & Caskey after interviewing other brokers, but also based on the very strong recommendation of our next door neighbors, who had just had a fantastic experience listing their home with Dave. Our goal was to sell our home in Manhattan Village as quickly as possible, and at a price that might seta high mark for the neighborhood. We selected Dave and his team based on market knowledge and marketing ability. What we didn’t even appreciate at the time was the power of Dave’s support team, including a fantastic home repair, sprucing and staging team, and a great website and collateral materials,all of which really helped to maximize our home’s best features and selling value. In addition, there were lots of little touches and support—too many to detail here—that were extremely helpful and beyond what we’ve ever experienced from a realtor. We definitely recommend Dave and his team!

Robert W

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

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

Serene and Barry sold my older home in Manhattan Beach as a private sale. The communication was wonderful.....they kept me in the loop; they are quite knowledgeable of market conditions; they are professional, and were a delight to work with. They stayed on top of all the details, making the selling process an easy one for me as Seller. Very pleasant couple and great to work with. I would definitely use them again.

Theresa

To whom it may concern: We were very happy to have Fred Zuelich as our real estate agen. The very firstday we listed our home, in Manhattan Beach, Fred had a buyer the very next day... well beyond our expectations! Fred scheduled all meetings and interactions atour convenience after work and on the weekends too. He even arranged for ourescrow agent to meet at our home when it was not convenient to get out to theoffice.As Fred had the role of dual agent for us and the buyer throughout the entireprocess he was professional, conscientious, and motivated. Fred had that kind ofrelationship with all the people involved. He assured us he would work to make theprocess easy on our part and that’s exactly what he did. We always felt as thoughwe were his only client.I highly recommend Fred Zuelich as he is willing to go beyond the expectations of apotential real estate buyer or seller.

Sky A

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.

S M

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

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

Christa was phenomenal. We had an incredibly narrow time window and criteria, she delivered in full force. She was EXTREMLY knowledgeable about the area, not pushy in anyway and most importantly got us an incredible deal on our home. In fact, there were several homes that we actually were considering and might have closed on, but Christa encouraged us to wait and be patient. Sure enough, she found us the perfect home. We were so lucky to have had her working with us and would recommend her to anyone.

M

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

John F

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

MDN

Allison Snider made our move as seamless as possible. Being from the UK there were parts to buying a house that were new to us. Allison explained everything clearly, was patient & made it a pleasurable experience. We would highly recommend Allison to anyone buying or selling a house.

SouthBay

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

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

Colin's a great agent. Worked really hard, answered every question, was always available to help, and took the time to understand exactly what we wanted in a new house. He went above and beyond every time we needed a hand. Couldn't be happier with the experience.

Kevin H

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

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

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

Thank You Yvonne Amarillas, for all your kind and professional assistance in selling my home. I had interviewed so many realtors and none seem to understand what my needs and objectives were in selling. YOU Got It immediately. Much to my relief, my sale was so painless and so professional with all the personal care I could have ever asked for. Selling my home by pocket listing was brilliant and taking what seemed like 48 hours and sold well over my asking price. Your guidance and unwavering patience with my million questions was so reassuring. Thank you again for all you have done, it is my privilege to refer any/all possible business to you. Warm regards from a grateful seller.

Judy G

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

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

Donal L

Karina goes above and beyond. Karina knows the South Bay Area really well and was extremely helpful with both selling our house (less than 2 weeks) and helping us find the ideal home for our family. Plus she's an absolute pleasure to work with.

Jo W

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

I had an excellent experience selling my property in Hermosa Beach through Will and Rachel. I relocated to Texas and the whole process from listing to closing was handled exceptionally well. I couldn't be happier with the level of professionalism and the attention to detail that Will and Rachel had with my property. Thank you guys so much for putting forth 110% effort into getting my property sold.

Arnold C

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.

Lawndale

Chris is more than just a realtor...he is also a friend! He really helped me out when he sold my last house in North Redondo for $50k more than my optimal buyout price! I made over $142k on the deal, which with Chris's help I reinvested directly into a house in South Redondo Beach with an ocean view, which now worth $400k more than paid for it. Please do yourself a favor and trust Chris in helping you find a home in the South Bay!!!

Duncan N

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

I worked with the Klapper Group on the purchase of a property they had listed in Hermosa Beach. In particular, I worked alongside Aaron Klapper, Linda and Abby. They are absolute professionals and a pleasure to work with. Super nice, genuine people. Highly recommended if you need to buy or sell real estate in the South Bay.

Shawn D

Having lived in the same beach home for many years, the real estate process was a brand new experience. Serene and Barry made selling my home a smooth transition, and also came through with flying colors in finding me another home I absolutely love. They're a superior real estate team, with excellent marketing and negotiation skills, plus the personalized attention that was incredibly helpful in my relocation. I would recommend them to anyone looking to sell or buy a home. Thank you so much!

Wendy W

Karynne was my agent on 2 purchases and 1 sell. I’ve previously purchased & sold 4 other homes with other agents, so I have a very good baseline of expectations. Karynne was by far the most knowledgeable, honest, hardest working agent I’ve every worked with. Some examples of what makes her exceptional: she wouldn’t LET me buy bad houses – several times I wanted to put an offer on homes and she would point out all of the flaws in the home I had not noticed, discouraging me from buying; she wouldn’t let me overpay for a house – I desperately wanted a not-so-great house because I was panicked about finding one quickly. Repeatedly I asked her if we should pay what they were asking and over and over again she told me the house was over priced. It didn’t sell for YEARS at their ask price but she soon found a much, much better house for hundreds of thousands of dollars less; She really WORKs for you – by reconciling various documents affiliated with my purchase, she was able to see there was a problem with the termite inspection which resulted in a new inspection and a lot of $$ of repairs being identified prior to closing. There are numerous other examples to illustrate that Karynne is truly a GOOD person who puts her client’s ultimate satisfaction above earning commission for herself. She’s very pleasant to work with and she knows the South Bay housing market inside & out.

Beth B

Nicole offered us excellent advice and representation throughout the process. She offers the highest level of expertise and integrity. We sold our home at over asking price and couldn’t be happier!

Marie A

Colin was amazing! We were somewhat difficult clients in that we were looking long distance, and we kept going back and forth on buying new, renovating, or building a house. Colin was totally patient with us, and a lot of fun to work with! We eventually found our perfect property, and Colin really helped us to know what we needed to do to get it, since the market is so competitive. He is professional but fun, so he made the stressful process a lot more enjoyable! Thank you Colin!

Emilie S

He is very honest and hardworking. His care and support are superb. I truly feel I am in good hands when he represents me for any real estate deal. Thanks Mo! You are my go man!

Masih H

We have had the pleasure of working with Kurt for over 10 years, and have known him for over 15 years. Kurt has help us with several successful transactions, including a home sale, a home buy, and assisting with finding renters for two of our properties. Throughout each process, Kurt's professionalism and attention to detail has resulted in a smooth and successful outcome. Kurt's experience is invaluable--he understands the nuances of the market, and knows what needs to get done to satisfy both parties. Of course, when the situation is not right for the client, he will not hesitate to voice his view. We have had several instances of this, and have been grateful for his advice. We look forward to working with Kurt in the future.

Kevin 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

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.

J H

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

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

We worked with Aaron and his team, Linda, Abby, and Marc, to simultaneously sell our house and buy our new house. There were a lot of moving parts in both transactions and Aaron did a fantastic job of guiding us through them. He made what should be a stressful situation very smooth. His marketing and negotiating skills are second to none and we were extremely happy where the economics of both transactions ended up. Very highly recommended whether buying or selling.

Taylor A

I can’t say enough great things about Karynne! We have bought and sold 8 homes and she is by far the best agent we have ever worked with or met. Karynne was readily available to show us houses on the same day they came on the market; she is extremely knowledge about the area and steered us away from some bad deals; she is a master at the paperwork and following up with the seller’s agents for deadlines; she is knowledgeable about home quality and structure; she helped us negotiate the correct price by knowing the market value and doing her research; she is willing to take all the time you need to find the right house and on top of all that she is a genuinely caring agent who wants you to be happy in your new home. I obviously would highly recommend Karynne to anyone!

Melissa E

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

other agents we have dealt with. We never felt rush or pressure and instead Audrey answered each and every question we had during the purchase process which made us very comfortable with such a major decision.   Even post-closing, Audrey continued to follow up and ensure all matters were handled properly. Audrey is on top of everything and really knows the market in Manhattan Beach. An amazing resource and a true delight to deal with.

Client

Our family had the very good fortune of working with Lily in the recent sale of our home. She is a true professional and we would recommend her without a moment's hesitation.

PVE

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

Dan B

Cindy is the best. Smart, personable, and most knowledgeable about this area. Can't do any better than Cindy. She met us, and within three weeks we were owners and won a bidding war against another client. She is a local resident, and soon became a family friend.

BW

We LOVE Juliet, she’s the best agent we’ve ever had and we’ve rented 7 places over the last 7 years so we’ve worked with plenty of agents to know she stands out: 1) she really understood what we were looking for and only sent us homes that fit our unique criteria. Unlike other agents that set up automated alerts and sent everything that became available, Juliet sent us a curated list of only the ones we’d be interested in and provided notes on what each one nailed from our list and what each was lacking 2) she’s proactive, offered her help to us when we reached out about Airbnb’s, she always goes above and beyond the duty of an agent 3) by the time we found our dream place, we felt educated on the market by Juliet, confident in what to offer in price, knowing how to weigh the pros and cons in the decision, 4) she has the best personality you’d want in anyone you work with whether a service provider, colleague or friend: she’s kind, clear, funny, caring, smart, capable, responsive, thoughtful, hard working, someone we hope to always work with to find our future homes.

Victoria S

My first real estate interaction with Shawn was in 2018. My brother and I were seeking a realtor who was very experienced in the area to sell a property that had been in the family for over 60 years. We wanted to find the right mix of personality to handle that type of transaction. We decided to look at the 5 top agents in Manhattan Beach. Had interviews with 5 of these realtors. Immediately we zeroed in on what we felt were our top two, and Shawn just had a more unique approach. He really thought out how he was going to be marketing. He wasn’t just selling himself on his past sales. He really looked forward as to how he was going to be marketing our property - way more, I thought, than some of the other realtors in the area. The only way to show the view was to get a scissor lift, and he coordinated the whole process of getting a scissor lift, so we could go 25-30 feet in the air, and he could take prospective realtors and buyers to view the property with the real potential of its view, and that was a great call by Shawn. From that collaboration of he being a good listener and us asking engaging questions with him, we felt very confident that he was the right pick. We really felt that Shawn was strongly representing us. He created an exceptional video of our property that really showed its uniqueness. He generated a lot of excitement for it. His brochures were absolutely gorgeous. His delivery and his understanding of the local marketplace. His relationships with some of the builders that eventually was our buyer just brought that collective strength to the transaction that made it go pretty smooth. He just made us feel very relaxed and good about working with him. And we could see that he would be a person that other realtors would want to work with, as well as clients. We are so thankful that we chose him, and he came across our lives and made such an impact with handling a very unique property here in Manhattan Beach for us. Do your homework; interview some other agents. That way you have a more informed opinion. And I think when you sit down with Shawn and give him the opportunity to really present his way of thinking, his way of handling the transaction, I think you’ll hopefully do what we did and go with Shawn.

Leslie D

From the first day your ideas, direction and vision were right on point leading up to the successful sale of our home. What impressed me the most is the tireless effort you put forth in a very sensitive caring manner. Selling the house your kids grew up in is an emotional experience to say the least. The time spent with you allowed us to appreciate the fact that you understood the emotional aspect of selling our house and for that I will always be grateful. Finally, this sale was not an easy one from an escrow perspective. I truly appreciate your candidness and professionalism as we navigated through the difficulties that the house presented. Cindy / Bill, thank you so much for your professional, and caring manner in which you handled the sale of our home. From start to finish I felt like more than a client to you and that is the highest compliment I can give.

BF

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

We met with Ed on a recommendation from a friend to purchase a new house for the first time. We were so glad that we did. From the first day, Ed and his team have been great! We've closed escrow on the new house on time. Everyone has been very professional and communicative and also so patient and quick to answer any questions we've had. We've been primarily working with Maria Hattori who has helped guide us and gave us so much attention. Each member of his team is a pleasure to work with and we will absolutely develop their services the next time in the future. I will highly recommend Ed and his team to my family and friends

Palwi S

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