Client Testimonials

We were looking to move to Redondo Beach and Nancy Poertner really helped us nail down the area and find us the perfect home. It can be disappointing competing in a market with multiple and cash offers. She didn't waste our time scheduling to see all homes, but would do her own visit first to see if it could work with our asks. She eventually found us a great home right in the Golden Triangle area that exceeded all of our asks! No buyer's remorse here as we couldn't be happier.

Monica Martinez

After going though the process of buying and selling multiple homes, my husband and I came to the realization that not all realtors are created equal. Greg was highly recommend to us by one of my closet friends. Little did we expect to be connected with the BEST real estate team in all of South Bay.

Greg and his partner Rob offer more than just basic realtor services. As many people know, finding a home in today's market is no easy task. It is an emotional roller-coaster. Greg can sense when clients are feeling down and starting to lose hope in the process. His pep talks got us through the lows of both buying and selling a home. His partner Rob, on the other hand, provided an incredible array of expertise from an architectural and developer's standpoint. When looking at fixer-uppers, Rob was able to tell us what it would really cost to turn the place into our ideal home. He also pointed out things that other real estate agents would fail to mention (ex. zoning restrictions and perpetual vs. non-perpetual views). The information Rob gave to us was invaluable.

After only a few short months of working with Greg and Rob, we not only sold our previous home in the first week of listing, but we found our dream home as well. We feel so fortunate to have Greg and Rob on our side. We wouldn't have gotten our dream home without them.

Susan Luc

Donald and a prior partner helped me buy my first condo in South Redondo. Then when it came time to upgrade we had Donald sell the condo and and purchase a Town Home in South Redondo. Donald made the stressful process pretty seamless. The timelines were incredibly fast. Issues like termite damage to relocation companies issues were all taken care of in record time. Donald has many year of experience, and has great knowledge in the South Bay. If you want an honest agent that will be more then insistent, Donald is your guy.

Samuel White

We had the pleasure of working with Jennifer Meter on both the sale our Hermosa Beach condo and the purchase of our Redondo Beach home. From the start, she was warm & friendly and made what can be a stressful and challenging process, smooth and dare I say, pleasant:) Her background in interior design was a major plus for us, as she gave us extremely helpful pointers for getting our condo ready for the market, as well as hiring a wonderful photographer. With her knowledge of the market, she came up with an excellent pricing strategy that drove incredible traffic and generated multiple, above-asking offers, with ultimately ended in a sale price 15% above the closest comp in the building.

On the buying side, she was always available to show us homes we were interested in, which is critical in a market where homes move quickly. Since she understood exactly what we were looking for, she found us the home we ended up buying before it went on the market. Jennifer gave us a fantastic lender recommendation that not only provided us with the lending we needed, but proved to be the key reason for the acceptance of our offer - it was accepted, without counter, over another strong offer because we had a local lender they trusted to get the deal done quickly.

We are grateful for our decision to go with Jennifer and would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell their home!

Erin D'Arcy

Valerie Pagett showed me a beautiful condo in Manhattan Beach when I was planning on making the move to southern California for work. She was extremely personable and professional. Answered quickly to all my questions I had about the property. She was the most helpful real estate agent I had ever worked with!

Molly Sharp

My wife and I very strongly recommend Greg Geilman. We have just completed a deal with an out of area buyer which in itself faces challenges. The property we sold was 100 years old and with his guidance we were able to make it an extremely attractive purchase. Location was a factor but the very unusual deal included an exclusive easement to us for almost half of the property which was important to us since we live next door ! Greg brought this deal in over the asking price to avoid a bidding war. We were to meet and approve the buyers since they will be next door neighbors. We did meet and avoided some potential problem buyers, but the selected buyers are just perfect and compatible with my wife and I. Greg stayed in close touch through all aspects of this rather complicated process. Kudos to Greg...I can't speak highly enough of him without sounding like a relative, which I'm not. Thank you Greg
 
 

Sandy Pringle

I recently had the pleasure of working with Joe Buck in selling my property in Palos Verdes, CA. He was very knowledgeable and has a high expertise about the market. Joe was very friendly always answered a question as small as it may be for, which allowed me to feel more comfortable with the process. I was very happy with process all and all, ended up selling the property over asking. Thanks Joe!

Alicia Rovero

We have known Rob for many more than 14 years when he sold us our first home in Manhattan Beach. He has been an amazing friend and confidant always guiding us in the most positive way. Rob helped us purchase a townhome just a block to the water in 2011. He got us an exceptional buy on this property which had been on the market for quite some time. This allowed us the opportunity to completely remodel this home. A few years later Rob contacted us to see if we would consider selling our property as he knew an agent from his network that had a buyer prepared to pay above market for our townhome. But this meant we would need to find a replacement home. And Rob found for us, an incredible opportunity on a drastic fixed upper triplex that had four stories!!! It wasn't easy, but with Rob's expert guidance and architectural guidance we converted this property into our dream home which has some of the best views we have ever seen. Rob's development company, First Light Development did the work, including some intricate negotiations with the City to ultimately create for us a truly special home. For all facets of real estate, and especially his expert guidance, we give Rob and his team our highest praise and recommendation.

We trust Rob and definitely will ask for his guidance on our next real estate transaction.

Juan Ruiz

I can't compliment Donald enough, he went above and beyond all expectations. A few years ago, my wife and I were in the market to purchase a single family residence and sell our town home. We got pre-qualified for the loan and then met with Donald at their office to go over some of the logistics of selling and buying a home. He walked us through every step and they made things very clear and easy for us to handle. Donald helped us look at 50-60 homes in a matter of a couple of months. He really helped narrow down our search and we quickly had an idea of what we were looking for in our next home and where we would like it located. When we found our dream home, Donald was just as stoked as we were! He truly has a passion for this business and you can really tell when you start working with him. He helped us get the house inspected top to bottom and helped us put together an offer. Donald got on the phone with the owner and his agent and talked to them directly. Donald talked to the neighbors for us and found out everything he could about the history of the home to help us make an informed decision. He really went out of their way to make sure we were getting a great deal on the house. He also helped get us in touch with contractors that could help remodel our house. He made the whole process smooth, it is a testament to his hard work how much he cares about the people he represents. We are friends to this day and when we decide to purchase another home we would be fortunate if he would be willing to help us again!

Casey Hirai

Greg and Jennifer were fantastic. We found a home on my first trip out (it was one I hadn't even intended to see). Against multiple offers, they got my bid accepted and the rest of the process was smooth sailing from there. Throughout the process, they were always prompt to respond, answered all my questions (I had a lot), and were super helpful in guiding me through all the stages. Once my escrow closed, they even compiled all my documents onto a disc for me. I highly recommend them!

Nam McGrail

My experience in working with Rob on the purchase of an investment property in Hermosa was fantastic. Rob is a "shark" in all the right ways. A real pro! Responsive, knowledgeable, tactful, honest, and gracious. Thanks to Carlene Delight I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Rob and look forward to doing so in the future.

Karen Freitas

Donald McVicar helped me search for a house in Hermosa Beach. He had great advice on what to look for and was very knowledgeable on the market in South Bay. Once we found the perfect house and put in the offer, Donald worked his magic in a multiple offer situation and was able to get our offer accepted. He was extremely helpful with the entire process and all the details. Even after closing escrow Donald was always offering assistance in finding contractors for upgrades we were doing. I would recommend Donald McVicar to anyone that needs a solid realtor.

Randy Curran