See the Homes We’ve Sold in Manhattan Beach and the South Bay

By Keith Kyle

We are so fortunate to have worked with so many wonderful people and in such a great area.  It just doesn’t get much better.  See the map below to view all of our local home sales. Although we specialize in Manhattan Beach real homes and the South Bay, we have been lucky enough to sell throughout the area, from Santa Monica to Huntington Beach. Many of these were first time buyers and are now happy homeowners. The red marks are home sales in which I represented the buyer, the orange marks represent homes that I listed, and the blue marks represent homes in which I represented both buyers and sellers.  Click on the marks to see pictures of the various homes and properties.

You can also see the interactive map of our South Bay home sales on Google.

South Bay Brokers Merges with Vista Sotheby’s International Real Estate

By Keith Kyle

The recent merger between South Bay Brokers and Vista Sotheby’s International has shaken up the local real estate market with the new Vista Sotheby’s becoming a powerful force in the South Bay and Palos Verdes.  With multiple offices in Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach, and offices in Hermosa and Palos Verdes, the new company offers the same local knowledge and expertise but with a global reach that will be hard to match.  Contact top producing agent Keith Kyle in the Manhattan Beach office to find out how Vista Sotheby’s International may be able to help with all of your real estate needs.

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South Bay Brokers – Top Per Agent Sales Volume in Manhattan Beach and the South Bay

By Keith Kyle

South Bay Brokers, with offices in Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach, recently announced that for the 26th straight year they had the highest per agent sales volume in the South Bay.  The average sales volume per agent at South Bay Brokers was $7,870,000 considerably higher than the other local real estate company, Shorewood Realtors, with an average per agent volume of $6,709,434.  South Bay Brokers once again set itself apart from other area brokerages with a philosophy of hiring only full time professional realtors.  Congratulations to South Bay Brokers, their agents and the many clients that trusted South Bay Brokers with all of their real estate needs.

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Keith Kyle the December Agent of the Month in Executive Agent Magazine

Keith Kyle, one of the  top agents with South Bay Brokers in Manhattan Beach, was recognized as the agent of the month in Executive Agent Magazine.  The magazine strives to feature the leaders in the industry in various high end real estate markets and Keith was the South Bay’s recipient for December 2014.  Keith has been a top producing agent since 2007 and serves the various communities of the South Bay including Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes, Redondo and surrounding cities. Keith also received the “Best of Manhattan Beach” for 2014 award.

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1643 Ford – Golden Hills Home For Sale in Redondo Beach

Welcome home to this wonderfully remodeled single family home in the Golden Hills of Redondo Beach. This beautiful home boasts a great split level floorplan that offers all three bedrooms on the same floor and a spacious and stylish interior. Features include a gorgeous kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, pendant lighting and an abundance of natural light. Custom paint and dramatic dark hardwood floors extend throughout the home giving the home a true designer feel. Beautiful master suite offers large customized closets, gleaming hardwood floors, newer doors and windows and a beautifully remodeled bath. The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms share another stylishly remodeled bathroom with custom tile and stone shower. Bedrooms are west facing and offer great natural light and sit high above the neighboring home to take full advantage of the coastal breezes. Spacious one car garage has a laundry area, direct access to the home, and a full size access door to the seemingly endless storage space underneath. In addition the ample street parking is a rare find in the Golden Hills! Just a few blocks from both Hermosa and Manhattan Beach this home is the perfect starter home in a fantastic neighborhood.  Contact listing agent Keith Kyle for more information.  1643 Ford Ave, Golden Hills, Redondo Beach.

Realtor Keith Kyle Receives 2014 Best of Manhattan Beach Award

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Keith Kyle – Realtor – South Bay Brokers Receives 2014 Best of Manhattan Beach Award

Manhattan Beach Award Program Honors the Achievement

MANHATTAN BEACH April 23, 2014 — Keith Kyle – Realtor – South Bay Brokers has been selected for the 2014 Best of Manhattan Beach Award in the Real Estate Consultant category by the Manhattan Beach Award Program.

Each year, the Manhattan Beach Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Manhattan Beach area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Manhattan Beach Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Manhattan Beach Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Manhattan Beach Award Program

The Manhattan Beach Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Manhattan Beach area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Manhattan Beach Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Manhattan Beach Award Program

Meet Local Manhattan Beach Realtor Keith Kyle – Q&A

Trust is critical in choosing the right real estate professional in Manhattan Beach and with so many realtors to choose from, getting a sense of them, both personally and professionally is a challenge.  See some questions and answers below to get to know top real estate agent Keith Kyle with Vista Sotheby’s International Realty in Manhattan Beach CA.

  • What year did you start your real estate career?

2005

  • What drew you to real estate as a career?

Real estate had long seemed like a very good fit for my personality, work ethic and past work and life experiences.  I had an advertising and sales background and had always enjoyed new challenges, but real estate had a special appeal as it allowed me to make a difference in peoples lives that prior jobs didn’t offer.  Another significant draw for me was that I had long sought a career in which I was completely responsible for my own success or failure and it has been a wonderful decision.

  • What are your personal interests / hobbies / activities / charities?

I have always been a very active person which is one of the many reasons I chose to live in the South Bay after college.  I am an avid volleyball player, love surfing and skiing and just about anything that has to do with the ocean.  Although internet marketing of myself, my business and my listings is a large part of my success, my obsession with taking full advantage of technology in real estate goes well beyond just a part of my business and would certainly have to be considered an activity that takes countless hours.  As a father of two and a long believer that schools make for strong communities most of my charities focuses around local schools with the Hermosa Beach Education Foundation being the most prevalent.

  • Family Information

I have been married for 14 years to my wife Amber.  She is a local physician and business owner as well.  We have two wonderful daughters, Caitlyn and Cameron and both currently attend Hermosa Valley and seem to do an ever increasing number of sports and activities.

  • Tell us about your educational / occupational background

I attended Calabasas High School in the valley and earned my B.A. From the University of California Santa Barbara in 1993.  It was that experience of living near the ocean that ultimately led me to Hermosa Beach.  From there I entered into the business of film and video post production in which high stress situations, continual deadlines and the need for a deep level of customer service were instilled in me. I held various creative and management positions until a brief move to Phoenix with my wife.  There I had my first real experience in sales working for America West Airlines and much to my surprise found discovered that I was very good at it.  The years of resolving countless crisis situations and customer service in the entertainment paid great dividends.  Upon moving back to Hermosa Beach I was offered something nobody else in the entire company which was to work remotely from Hermosa Beach.  Ultimately it was this opportunity of being almost entirely responsible for my own success, with no direct supervision, and the success that I had, that ultimately led to my decision that self employment was the only true way for me to be happy in my work life.  And the results have been fantastic!

  • What would you like potential clients to know about you?

What I would like potential clients to know is often the hardest thing to convey without actually working together.  Trust.  I put my clients needs well ahead of my own, from going beyond the norm to solve problems that come up, to many late night phone calls to explain the process, to giving clients my honest opinion…even when it may mean that I won’t be selling them a home.  As I’ve told many clients, ultimately a happy client is the most rewarding aspect of real estate.  In a business that has many capable agents, being completely trustworthy, and having the ability to convey that trust, can mean all of the difference in the world.

  • What does it take to be the best in the business?

I have always had the same answer to this question in any business that I’ve been in.  I believe that it takes a combination of both very hard work but also working smart.  I’ve seen many very well intentioned agents doing the same thing over and over and expecting better results.  I have always strived to be one step ahead and constantly figuring out better ways of doing things.  It’s a business of constant change and instead of always trying to catch up, I hope to be on the leading edge.

  • How do you give back to your community?

As a local realtor, husband to a local business owner, and father of two in the school system, community involvement is constant.  High on my list is involvement in the local school systems.  I have long been a sponsor of yearly events for the HBEF events, local sports teams, and various charities related to schools

  • What do your clients love about living in the South Bay?

Honestly what’s not to love?  The South Bay is an incredibly active and vibrant community that offers a wonderful place to call home.  It’s close enough to the big city to offer everything anyone could want, but far enough to avoid the congestion of the big city.  One of the side benefits to a community that is so sought after, is that people truly want to live hear.  People that live her do so for several reasons…great schools, great weather…and a love for the beach. For these reasons the community offers a feeling not often seen in other areas.

  • Who is your typical client?

For better or for worse I don’t have a typical client.  Due to my extensive online presence and marketing reach, I have clients looking throughout the South Bay in various price ranges and various neighborhoods and areas. I have helped buyers and sellers throughout the area.

  • In what ways do you provide top-notch service to your clients?

The goal with every client is earning that client’s business for life and I both strive to achieve that goal, but also have great success in accomplishing it.  I go above and beyond what most agents do for their clients and never look at it as simply a job or a transaction, but give every client and situation the attention that such a big event deserves.  I realize how stressful both the buying and selling process can be and make myself available at all hours of the day and believe that communication is critical.  From years of experience as a top realtor, to networking to find off market listings, I never stop trying to attain for my clients just what they are looking for with as little effort and stress on their parts as possible.  It is my job as a real estate professional to ensure that my clients are well taken care of at every step of the process.

  • What’s most rewarding about your work?

Without question the most rewarding aspect of real estate is being so deeply involved in such an important part of someone’s life.  I am so fortunate to be able to help people with what many would consider a true life milestone.  Whether buying a first home, selling a home for someone starting a new chapter in life, or helping someone find that perfect beach home, I take great pleasure in being a small part of such a big event.  I recently drove down a street in which I sold a family a home the year earlier, and saw their kids playing with 5 neighbor kids and I love the fact that I played a role in an event that is life changing.  That home I sold may mean that those are friends for life….it doesn’t get much more rewarding than that!

  • What keeps you interested in real estate?

Many people complain that their jobs are the same every day and that couldn’t be further from the truth in real estate.  Not only do markets change, prices change, marketing and advertising strategies change, but most importantly, every client and situation is different and every day is a new learning experience.  In addition I love real estate as I am ultimately completely responsible for my own success or failure and everything I do has a direct impact which keeps me always eager to learn more, experience more, and constantly become better at what I do.

  • Tell us about your team.

While I don’t ever push clients to use specific specialists, I have put together a very good group of lenders, title companies, and escrow companies that I know will go above and beyond for both my clients and I.  Challenges always come up during an escrow process and having knowledgable and experienced people involved, that I can reach 24/7 can make all the difference in the world.

  • In which area of real estate do you specialize?

I have always focused my business squarely on residential real estate as I find the human and emotional elements so rewarding.  As markets always shift I have become specialized in various aspects such as short sales, first time home buyers, and selling coastal properties. Much of my success has come from my expertise in online marketing and as more buyers than ever are using online tools to search for homes and realtors, it has given me a great advantage to reach the largest audience.

  • Do you have a personal motto or philosophy for doing business?

My philosophy is really to remember that for each and every one of my clients, buying or selling a home is a huge step and to treat it with the very highest level of importance.  Whether it is a first time buyer purchasing a small one bedroom condo, or a luxury home at the beach, each client is treated with the utmost care and respect.  This is a long haul business and I want to earn my clients trust, respect, and hopefully friendship for life.

South Bay Brokers Announces 2013 Top Producing Agents

South Bay Brokers, one of the top real estate firms in Manhattan Beach and the South Bay, recently announced their top producing realtors for 2013.  We are proud to announce that once again Keith Kyle was one of the top agents at South Bay Brokers and the area overall.  Keith has been a year end top producer for 5 straight years and 6 of the last 7 and has been fortunate to have been able to help some wonderful clients and friends through the challenges of buying and selling homes in this great area.  Through hard work, local knowledge and dedication to his clients, Keith hopes that once again 2014 will be a very successful year.

2013 Top South Bay Realtors

Keith Kyle Homes Proud to Sponsor 2014 Hearts of Hermosa

We are proud to once again be a community partner with our local schools and sponsor of the upcoming Hearts of Hermosa.  It is a HOHfantastic event  attended by seemingly every parent in the school system and proceeds benefit the Hermosa Beach Education Foundation.  For more information visit the HBEF website.

Hearts of Hermosa 2014

Saturday, March 22, 2014

 

Schedule of Events: 6:00 pm  – Doors open 6:15 – 8:00  – Hors D’oeuvers, Music and Silent Auction 8:00 – 9:30 – Dinner and Live Auction 10:00 – 11:30  – Dance the night away

Thank you for supporting Hermosa Schools by attending HBEF’s annual Hearts of Hermosa event.

We will once again be at our private venue at the community center.  There will be no mobile bidding this year so be ready to bid old school style with pen and paper!

We will once again have four bars this year.  Pamilla will be serving tequila cocktails, Uncorked will be serving wine and champagne, Hot’s Kitchen will have a selection of craft beers and Hermosa Saloon will have premium cocktails.

 

No Single Homes For Sale in Manhattan Beach Under $1,000,000

“Starter” Homes in Manhattan Beach Harder and Harder to Find

By Keith Kyle

For the first time in quite a while there are no single family homes currently active for sale in any area of Manhattan Beach priced under $1,000,000.

Currently there are 5 single family homes in escrow that are priced under $1,000,000 with almost all exclusively in the Liberty Village area which is the most affordable neighborhood in Manhattan Beach.  Gone may be the days of homes in the sub $1,000,000 range.  Below are the current homes in escrow (as of 12/18/13) and below is a historical chart showing the past 3 years of homes below $1.0M.

Manhattan Homes Under $1M

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