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

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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

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

I am writing this letter as a personal and professional testimonial to Fred Zuelich.Way back in 1993 my wife and I met Fred when we went to an open house inWestchester, CA.Fred was friendly and relaxed and went out of his way to answer our questionsabout purchasing a home. This was our first time to buy and we wereunderstandably very nervous.Fred talked to us about everything from listings to financing, insurance to escrowand really made us feel more confident in our purchasing decision.Long story short, we bought that very home and still live in it 25 years later.But beyond putting us in our first home, Fred opened our eyes to the possibilitiesthat real estate provides in terms of financial security.Because of his guidance, his contacts and his desire to see us improve our lives, wewent on to make many real estate investments that literally secured our financialfuture.Fred has a heart as big as the Pacific and a pleasant, easy going manner that justmakes all of one’s interactions with him very comfortable.We value Fred’s advice and his friendship and truly appreciate that knowing himhas made a big difference in our lives.Sincerely,Dave and Ronnie Hill.

Dave H

Working with Ralph was awesome! I've dealt with realtors in the past and have generally ranked them along side of car salesmen, folks out to basically get a commission and pressure you into a purchase or sale that may not benefit you like you hoped for. Ralph changed all that... he's honest, direct, empathetic, compassionate, intelligent, patient, and just a great person to do business with. If you ever need a realtor and you've been burned in the past, you need to talk with Ralph Ferdinand. We moved to Chicago from LA, but if we were still in the area Ralph would definitely be our guy in the future! Thanks so much for everything Ralph!


“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

Ralph is the consummate professional who will go the extra mile to get an answer, fix a problem, or make a deal happen. His sense of humor is a huge plus in the sometimes stressful process of real estate--he keeps you laughing, no matter what! I highly recommend Ralph to anyone who wants an agent who is like a friend.

Sara P

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


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

Vicki G

We have worked with Dan and his office on three separate buy/sell transactions and one rental. When we were relocating from Colorado to California, I called countless agents for help. Dan was the only person to take our inquiry seriously and did what he said he would do. His commitment and loyalty created ours back to him and he is the only realtor we'll use going forward. Dan has too many strengths for me to list here, but some of his key attributes I value most are his knowledge and expertise, professionalism and candor and his ability to stay calm under high pressure situations. I am a very detailed person, who read every word of the California real estate paperwork, and Dan took time to answer each and every question (sorry about that again Dan!). He was concerned with making sure we felt comfortable during each step of the transaction and was available to us at any time. He also has a well defined point of view which he shared respectfully even when it differed from mine. Despite my type-A personality and being very sure of what I want, I really appreciated having Dan's perspective to help broaden mine. That's a big part of what I look for in a trusted advisor. Dan's office and other key players in his network were also extremely professional and helpful. Karen went out of her way to make our life easier by driving paperwork over to us, dropping off keys, etc. Terry foud us an interest rate/program that no one else could and Kim shot beautiful pictures of the property. It was great to see that Dan's high standards carried over to others he brought into the deals. Dan is very well connected and everyone who knows Dan likes him. I really can't say enough good things about him and trust me....I'm a very tough, but fair, critic. If you're looking for someone who knows his stuff, is well respected, takes his work and clients extremely seriously and has a fantastic network, there is no one better than Dan.


Caskey and Caskey and Associates are great. I have purchased 2 houses with their wonderful agent, Christopher Schmidt. I also have Chris help me with vetting tenants for my rental, and always get a good one. He is super responsive with referrals for Loan brokers, contractors and home repair services providers. They are 5 star all the way!

Jeff S

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

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

Megan H

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

Chris S

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

Daphne M

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

I referred a very close friend of mine from outside the USA to Brook for help finding the perfect location in the South Bay. I just heard from my friend that “Brook is amazing, and was able to find us a great location right on The Strand.” Brook is organized, a terrific communicator and provided top-notch customer service through some major time zones. I will continue to recommend Brook VERY HIGHLY!

Lori O

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

Nancy A

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


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

Dana M

My wife and I had been looking for quite some time to buy our first home and in that process had met numerous real estate agents. However, when meeting Barry we felt he had the right combination of market knowledge and easy-going, no pressure manner. We knew we would have peace of mind with Barry as our agent. He guided us professionally in negotiating the purchase of our Playa Del Rey home, gave us straight forward answers to our questions, and helped us through all the paperwork, inspections and escrow process. Barry really took care of us and we would highly recommend him to other home buyers.


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

With great pleasure we wish to share our experience in purchasing our house in Rolling Hills, one of the four cities in Palos Verdes Peninsula. Our real estate agent, Lily Liang, was aware of our plan to buy a single story house since last year. But it was not easy to find an affordable, spacious, single story house with ocean view in P.V. About five months ago Lily informed us that a single story house in Rolling Hills with an attractive asking price maybe worth our consideration. We immediately toured the house and decided to make an offer. Needless to say, quick action is the key to get a good property. Without losing anytime, Lily presented our offer to the seller during a raining night, and spent a long time to point out the merits of our offer. We were glad that the seller accepted our offer. During escrow Lily efficiently arranged the inspections so we did not have to spend time or be stressed. Escrow was closed smoothly pretty much on time. We know Lily is a top real estate professional in Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County, and in the U.S. as is proven by numerous awards she has received. Our recent purchase of the house in Rolling Hills has given us an opportunity to understand why she has garnered so many honors. We would like to share our thoughts in the following. 1. Lily puts her clients' interest above anything else. Whether the price of the property is low or high, Lily treats her client with the same kind of care, patience, and respect. 2. Her over 30 years of experience in real estate and her up-to-date knowledge of the market condition are most valuable in assessing the value of a property. 3. Her negotiation skill and her gentle manner are indispensable in successfully completing a purchase. 4. She works extremely hard, seven days a week is the norm. Sometimes to help a foreign or out of state buyer, she would sacrifice her sleep. 5. She is very efficient. We were surprised how fast she arranged various inspections during the escrow, and she sent us all the necessary documents to sign without any delay. 6. She is really responsible. She personally answers all the phone calls and emails as soon as possible. She would spend lots of time thinking how to help her client successfully completing the deal. We feel very fortunate that we had Lily's help in purchasing our house in Rolling Hills. Without any hesitation we would strongly recommend her to others in meeting their real estate needs.


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

Ahmed M

Thank you for all your hard work and making the sale of our home seamless! You are truly the best!

Ben I

Lisa is the consummate professional who is a creative and determined deal maker. Lisa makes her career a priority. Her background in both commercial and residential real estate play well together. She is savvy, but oh so very easy to work with. This was the smoothest real estate transaction because of her ability not only to put the deal together, but to follow up. She has an incredible group of vendors who are able to accommodate her needs in an immediate fashion. She'll also brighten your day with her upbeat personality and constant smile.

Lisa J

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

Robert B

We were looking to move for over a year before we met Barry and Serene. They were awesome in turning things around and quickly finding us our El Segundo home. Just as important, they kept the transaction moving forward throughout escrow. We are thrilled in our new home and recommend them to anyone selling or buying a home.


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

Dustin N

Ralph is a wonderful agent and a great person!!! He represented us to sell our home in 2016. He was always available whenever we had questions or concerns about the process. He did a great job educating us about the selling process and he was extremely patient in answering all our questions. He is knowledgeable about the housing market and the buying/selling process. We highly recommend him to anyone in the market to buy or sell a property.


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

Kate L

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

We want to let you know we appreciate your hard work, knowledge and expertise Eight years ago when we bought our first home we really enjoyed working with you. Being a true professional even after we moved in, you stayed in touch, answering our real estate questions and keeping us current on the value of our home. When it was time to move up you were there for us. Again. You made sure the sale of our home and the purchase of your new home went smoothly. We love our new home. So thanks again, Serene!

Susan G

After living in Palos Verdes for 30+ years, due to life changing events in my life, including my boys heading to college I decided to move to Torrance. I’ve known Nahal for quite some time, and I’m familiar with her great personality: it was a no brainer to choose her as my agent. Nahal made the buying process so smooth and pleasant for us. She referred me to an excellent lender. She accommodated all the showings to my schedule. She was very patient with me, guided me with my options, negotiated for me and explained everything thoroughly. She went above and beyond for us. I couldn’t be happier with my new home in Torrance and being so close to my work after 30 years of commuting. I’m so looking forward to work with Nahal in the near future. I would definitely refer her to my friends and family. She is my agent for life!

Mike S

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.


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

Janet C

We 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

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

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

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 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

We had the pleasure of working with Amy on the purchase of our dream home and the listing of our old house. She is very knowledgeable of the market, invaluable with the negotiating of the purchase price, guiding us through the endless paperwork, coordinating the home inspection and ensuring that everything went smoothly through the close. We have been in the real estate industry for over 30 years and she is hands down the very best Realtor we have ever worked with. We highly recommend Amy for your real estate transaction.

Frank S

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

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.


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 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.


We want to let you know we appreciate your hard work, knowledge and expertise Eight years ago when we bought our first home we really enjoyed working with you. Being a true professional even after we moved in, you stayed in touch, answering our real estate questions and keeping us current on the value of our home. When it was time to move up you were there for us. Again. You made sure the sale of our home and the purchase of your new home went smoothly. We love our new home. So thanks again, Serene!

Susan G

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

Evan N

I 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

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

Kollen P

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

Andrea C

Colin was our agent for the sale of our condo in Santa Monica. Our experience with him was ideal. Due to a new work opportunity we moved out of our home to a new state before even putting the property on the market. Colin made getting the home sold remotely a breeze. He guided us in sizing up the property and market and provided some very astute pricing advice. He also played a big role in coordinating local help to get the property ready to show. Thanks in no small part to Colin's expert guidance we had a number of competitive offers after a single weekend's showing and were able to sell the home for a good price and under favorable terms. Throughout this whole process Colin was accessible, communicative, patient, and positive. We couldn't have asked for a better agent!

Dan P

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

Belle L

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

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

Dr. B

Working with Dan O'Connor was a pleasure. His knowledge of the market was a great asset when marketing our property. Dan's suggestions helped me to negotiate a great price. He was experienced, professional, and discrete throughout the closing process. I would recommend his services if you are considering selling or buying real estate.

Don G

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.


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

Jen M

This was my first time buying a home. Piper was there for me the ENTIRE way. From taking me to see homes, to taking care of all the required inspections and paperwork. She can be reached by text 24-7 and responds really quick every time! She goes out of her way to be there for you. She was  there with a smile to meet with my inspector and arranged the assessor appointment. She even met with the termite inspector when I couldn't be there. She handled EVERYTHING for me. She knew what all needed to be done. I had no idea how many steps there were in buying a home. She took care of it all! All forms were done via e-doc (electronically signed via a private email link) so I didn't have to use U.S. mail at all. This whole entire process was so easy! She even gave me a huge basket of goodies with two bottles of wine when it was all done! I felt like SHE should have been the one getting a basket from ME! Even after I bought the condo, she still texts me to see if everything is ok and if I have any questions or concerns! This kind of service was incredible! I'm not sure if this is the norm in home buying as it was my first time, but from asking around... I don't think it is! My friends did not get this AAA++++ service from their agents! Thanks Piper!! You are the best!!!

Lillie P

Recently, Mo Sharifi successfully handled the purchase of a Redondo Beach commercial office building for our business. Although he was with the listing agent's office, he performed very well in our best interest. As there were a lot of moving parts to close this purchase, he paid close attention to every issue and always responded quickly to keep the process moving along to a smooth, on-time closing. We have since engaged Mo to handle the leasing of our former location in Redondo Beach. We feel secure that with his expert knowledge of the South Bay commercial market, he will find an ideal tenant for our former property.

Mark S

We were thoroughly impressed with Kurt Allen’s knowledge of the real estate market, as well as the pros and cons of all neighborhoods where we were looking to buy a house. Kurt helped us buy our new home, but he also sold our previous home within 48 hours. He made the entire process easy and even fun. Before we moved in to our new home, Kurt brought to us a vast network of service professionals who responded quickly and completed requests promptly with an excellent quality of work. Kurt is a man of high integrity and likable personality. He is attentive and intuitive, discrete and knowledgeable, and a true professional. We recommend him to anyone without any reservations whatsoever.

Max N

Chris Schmidt is Great! We were new to the area when Chris found our new home-we had numerous problems with our loan broker, he found the person who made our loan happen. He provided us with all the tradesmen to renovate, all very good people. After the sale, he is so service oriented for every thing someone new to the area would need. When we decided to go for a bigger house, we of course called him. After, the sale, which he made happen with great advice to make the deal work against competing bids-he helped me find great qualified renters for my front unit. You get wise guidance about what to buy or how to sell, how to make the deal, and who to use for moving, repairs and renovations. I couldn't be happier with Chris.

Jeff S

Karina provided excellent service, showed high level of professionalism and exceptional customer experience. She was able to come up with creative, yet pragmatic solutions to make the deal happen, including finding a well paying tenant for one of my rental properties. While doing so she demonstrated high level of integrity and ethics. The deal, she helped our family with, was especially challenging as Karina was representing both seller and the buyer, and I can honestly say that she acted fairly in the interest of both parties. Last but not least, Karina has a great personality and exceptional sense of humor, which makes the home buying experience pleasant and satisfying. I would highly recommend Karina as a real estate professional and will gladly use her services for my future real estate transactions

Vitaliy R

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

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

We have lived in Southern California for more than half a century and have bought and sold a number of properties. Among the many real estate agents we have encountered, Lily Liang is the most thoughtful, effective, and honest one we have ever met. We started to look for a house to purchase in Palos Verdes (PV) peninsula of Los Angeles in 2012. Our search criteria were quit strict: recent construction, tasteful architecture, good ocean view, high ceiling interior, private bath in every bedroom, no swimming pool, etc. After meeting with numerous agents and visiting many houses over six months, we were not successful in finding any property to make an offer. We met Lily through the Internet. She provided us an effective and comprehensive review of a very competitive PV real estate market based on her 30 plus years of experience in real estate. She is highly networked with other agents and prepared an in-depth analysis of the properties that nearly met our requirements. Her expertise immediately narrowed down our search to a manageable few. Lily also used her knowledge about PV neighborhoods and insights about each property under consideration to facilitate our selection. Even having received a great deal of useful information from her, we never felt any pressure to make an offer. She left the decision entirely to us. Lily is pleasant to talk to, easy to reach by phone, and responsive to our email. She worked with us tirelessly using photos, descriptions, and objective evaluation to identify and show us candidate houses even when the time or the weather was not the most desirable. In fact, she arrived to show us the house that we eventually purchased in a cold, rainy Sunday afternoon only twenty minutes after we contacted her. Lily reviewed with us the suitability of this house in order to make sure it is the right one for us. Once we expressed serious interest in this property, she skillfully negotiated a price acceptable to both the seller and to us in a couple of days. After we made our decision to buy, Lily wrote a fair and attractive offer for us. The purchase agreement was reached with the seller only in three days, and the escrow was closed in 45 days without any complication. Soon after the escrow was closed, Lily realized that we were not ready to move in. To avoid our house being unoccupied for a long time, she proactively recruited an ideal tenant for us, and even helped us furnish this house as our tenant wished. We are truly grateful to Lily for her extraordinary service before and after the sale was completed. We have since found out that our remarkable experience with Lily was not a unique case. Lily’s help to her clients often does not end after the escrow was closed. Sometimes she provided move-in assistance, or helped take care of the property if the owner could not live there full-time, or helped lease the property as in our case. All these extra services are beyond an agent’s normal duty and Lily offered them because of her kindness and a strong desire to make the purchase a lasting success. Based on her integrity, exceptional service, and dedication to her clients, it is no surprise that Lily is a recipient of the great honor in real estate profession -- one of the Top 250 Agents in the US. We highly recommend her to anyone seeking for a real estate professional’s service.


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

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

My husband and I were interested in moving our family to Manhattan Beach about 4 years ago but did not have an agent. We tried going to open houses on our own and calling off of "For Sale" signs. We happened upon a listing that was one of Dan O'Connor's and after meeting with him a few times, we decided to have him be our agent. BEST DECISION EVER! He showed us several homes but the one that stood out was a home in a GREAT location but needed an addition and remodel. Had it not been for Dan, we never would've considered this an option but after 8 months adding square footage and remodeling other areas, we ended up in a home that was PERFECT for our family in a location we are SO happy with. Dan certainly helped guide us along the process and helped us imagine what our house could be with a little work. We are so grateful for Dan's expertise, professionalism and hard work. We would recommend him a million times over!!


Dan is the consummate professional, and as a second-generation South Bay agent, is extremely knowledgeable and well-connected. Dan adroitly guided the negotations of the purchase of my wife's dream home, while selling our existing house, at our price, without even listing the house.

Mix R

We have bought and sold a number of homes over time. Lily was exceptional in her overall process management, attention to detail, and advocacy for us. She is a seasoned professional who knows the market and how to get things done. Our escrow had some obstacles, but she navigated them with grace and effectiveness, keeping us informed at all times. We highly recommend Lily and look forward to working with her again.


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


We have sold and bought a number of homes with Brigitte. Her understanding of the market and the time she has invested understanding our needs (which changed over time) have made her a fantastic partner. Wouldn't do a transaction without Brigitte in the South Bay!

Laurent P

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.


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

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

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

Matt H

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

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.


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

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


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

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


I recently sold my house in Torrance, CA. Nahal had done a great job of advertising, having discussions with agents, making the house look nice looking, dealing with the buyer's agent, helping out with escrow, and so many other things that is part of selling a home that I wasn’t aware of. With Nahal’s help I was able to sell my house very, very quickly at a great price. I am very satisfied with her work, so I highly recommend her!

Yasufumi M

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

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

I have been buying and selling Manhattan Beach real estate with Kurt Allen since 1994. My entire family as interacted with Kurt on real estate transactions. Kurt has a great personality and gives you the straight scoop on any property you investigate. He has been involved in the Manhattan Beach real estate market all his life, as he grew up here. He can sell Manhattan Beach qualities better than anybody in town. So if you are a seller, he is your guy. Kurt keeps up with the market trends on financing and construction costs. He has been a real estate developer himself, so he knows a lot about current replacement costs as well as purchase prices. He knows what features help sell a home and what improvements need to be made to make a quick sale. He know nearly all of the real estate agents who represent sellers. If you are a buyer, these agents are truthful with Kurt as to what is possible on a deal so that you do not overpay. Through his hard work and dedication to service, Kurt has earned the loyalty of my entire family. I highly recommend Kurt to buyers, sellers and investors alike."

Jack M

I had a wonderful experience with Dan. He knows these cities and the market like the back of his hand and was able to find us the perfect house. A strong point of note, he is very well-respected by other local agents and they love working with him. That says a lot in my book, and it was very helpful in closing the deal seamlessly. Dan is attentive, prompt with communication, and eager to provide as much help as we needed. And I genuinely believe he is honest and caring, traits one is always concerned about when choosing an agent. I couldn't recommend him more highly!

Christopher O

I was impressed with Don's professionalism and knowledge. He helped me look for my investment property and market my home. Don made sure the process went as smooth as possible. I was extremely happy with the expertise, knowledge and help that I received from Don and his stuff.

Kathy I

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

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

Sandi L

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

Arlen O

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.


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

For more than a decade our family has worked with Kurt Allen for our real estate needs, including two home sales and two purchases in the Palos Verdes area. Kurt’s integrity, tenacity, understanding of the marketplace, as well as his genuine care for his clients’ best interest are second to none. While buying and selling real estate can be a complicated and nerve wracking experience, Kurt always keeps a cool head. He goes the extra mile to explain every step of the process and he never takes short cuts. While there were times he could have put his self-interest ahead of ours, and had the opportunity to make more money, he didn’t. Our family feels fortunate to have found Kurt, and would highly recommend him to both buyers and sellers.

Bo 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.


I can't imagine anyone I could more confidently rely upon than Kurt Allen. He has been a close friend for over 15 years and has always been trustworthy and reliable. His knowledge of the area and it's trends puts him in highest regard, both in the community and among his peers. Aside from his knowledge and expertise, he would make any business venture a pleasant experience. Kurt's the best!

Beth G

Aaron is a consummate real estate professional. My instincts served me well as I trusted and felt comfortable having Aaron represent me throughout the selling process. Aaron delivered big-time. He remained cool, calm, and collected in stressful situations. At the outset, Aaron emphasized the importance of pricing, marketability, and showability. He made several excellent recommendations and followed through on everything that he said he would do. His communication skills were top notch. The pictures and video he made on the property were fabulous. The repairmen he suggested offered their services at favorable prices. Do yourself a favor and hire the Klapper Group when you are ready to sell. You won't be disappointed.

John M

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

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

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.


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