It was another huge month in the Manhattan Beach real estate market during March 2021. There were 42 homes sold in this coastal community compared with 25 in March of 2020. In addition 53 homes went into escrow durring the month. The median sales price was an impressive $3,448,000.
Vista Sotheby’s International Realty is once again at the top of market in the South Bay and Beach Cities. The luxury brand real estate brokerage, with offices in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach and Palos Verdes ranked #1 in transactions and volume for Manhattan and Hermosa Beach since 2015 and #1 in combined transactions and volume for 2017 in Manhattan, Hermosa and Palos Verdes Estates. See what makes Vista Sotheby’s International the #1 choice for real estate in the South Bay. Contact us today!
Vista Sotheby’s International, one of the top real estate firms in the South Bay area of Los Angeles have recently introduced their “Top Producers” for 2016. With offices throughout the area including Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach and the Hollywood Riviera, Vista Sotheby’s has quickly become the dominant force in the local real estate market.
We are proud to annouce that Manhattan Beach realtor Keith Kyle was one of the top agents companywide and was the #9 top producing agent for 2016. Congrats to all of the realtors given the award. See also the Vista Sotheby’s top producers for 2015.
We wanted to thank all of our clients and friends that helped make 2016 such as successful year in real estate.
By Keith Kyle
The April home sales numbers and median prices were once again impressive in Manhattan Beach and throughout most South Bay cities. Some cities saw a drop in median prices from the previous year but all are still trending upwards from 2015.
The luxury real estate market of Manhattan Beach saw 35 closed sales in April of 2016 with a median home price of $2,200,000 which was well ahead of 2015 in which the median price in April was $1,880,000.
Visit our South Bay real estate site to see the recent home sales in Manhattan Beach and the South Bay.
|City||Homes Sold||April 2016 Median||April 2015 Median||Year over Year % Change%|
|Marina Del Rey||29||$874,000||$940,000||-7%|
|Palos Verdes Estates||41||$1,365,000||$1,537,000||-11.2%|
|Playa Del Rey||19||$705,000||$427,500||64.9%|
|Rancho Palos Verdes||46||$941,000||$1,040,000||-9.5%|
If you’re in the Manhattan Beach real estate market or just curious to see some luxury homes, this is a great weekend for it. There are more open houses than we’ve seen in a while and there’s something for everyone. Take a look below to see this weekends open houses in Manhattan Beach or visit our South Bay open houses page for Manhattan Beach and other South Bay cities.
|Sun||2-4pm||1826 Marine Ave., Manhattan Beach||3 BD, 1.5 BA, 1,413 Single Family||$1,199,000|
|Sun||2-4pm||1826 Marine Ave., Manhattan Beach||3 BD, 1.5 BA, 1,413 sq feet||$1,199,000|
|Sat / Sun||1-4pm||28 Santa Cruz Ct., Manhattan Beach||Spotless & Spacious Twnhm, 3 BD, 2.5 BA, Lg
Private Patio – Manhattan Village
|Sun||1-4pm||228 28th Pl., Manhattan Beach||New Sand Section Listing, 2 BD, Den, 2 BA,||$1,585,000|
|Sat / Sun||1-4pm||3520 Walnut Ave., Manhattan Beach||3 BD, 2 BA, Recent Upgrades||$1,695,000|
|Sat||2-4pm||3605 Poinsettia Ave., Manhattan Beach||3 BD, 2 BA, Big Yard, Turn-Key||$1,699,000|
|Sat / Sun||1-4pm||461 S. Prospect Ave., Manhattan Beach||4 BD, 3.5 BA, 8,700 SF||$1,850,000|
|Sat / Sun||1-4pm / 2-4pm||23 West Malaga Pl., Manhattan Beach||Plan 8 Manhattan Village Home, 3 BD, 2.5 BA||$1,879,000|
|Sat / Sun||1-4pm||433 Marine Ave. #B, Manhattan Beach||Completely Remodeled, 3 BD, 3.5 BA, Townhome||$2,099,000|
|Sat / Sun||1-4pm||4109 Crest Ave., Manhattan Beach||3 BD, 4 BA, Unblockable Ocean Views||$2,100,000|
|Sun||1-4pm||1765 Curtis Ave., Manhattan Beach||5 BD, 4 BA, 3,873 SF||$2,195,000|
|Sat / Sun||1-5pm||1016 John St., Manhattan Beach||5 BD, 3 BA, Fixer||$2,390,000|
|Sat / Sun||2-4pm||3312 Maple Ave., Manhattan Beach||4 BD, 2.5 BA, Hollywood Regency in the Trees||$2,399,000|
|Sat / Sun||1-4pm||228 11th Pl., Manhattan Beach||2 BD, 2 BA, Gourmet Kitchen||$2,499,000|
|Sun||1-4pm||1812 Agnes Rd., Manhattan Beach||3 BD, 1.75 BA, New Listing||$2,695,000|
|Sun||1-4pm||3008 Elm Ave., Manhattan Beach||5 BD, 5.5 BA, 3,229 SF||$2,699,000|
|Sun||2-4pm||652 Rosecrans Ave., Manhattan Beach||6 BD, 6 BA, Beautiful Courtyard-Backyard||$2,749,000|
|Sun||1-4pm||1430 21st St., Manhattan Beach||5 BD, 5 BA||$2,799,000|
|Sat / Sun||1-4pm||1304 Lynngrove Dr., Manhattan Beach||5 BD, 5.5 BA, New Construction||$2,899,900|
|Sat / Sun||1-4pm||2408 Walnut Ave., Manhattan Beach||5 BD, 3 BA||$2,999,000|
|Sat / Sun||2-4pm||728 30th St., Manhattan Beach||4 BD, 4 BA, Oversized Corner Lot||$3,175,000|
|Sat / Sun||1-4pm||3113 Walnut Ave., Manhattan Beach||New Construction, 5 BD, 4.5 BA||$3,180,000|
|Sat / Sun||2-4pm||756 36th St., Manhattan Beach||New Construction Coastal Plantation Style Home, 6
BD, 6.5 BA
|Sat / Sun||2-4pm||724 29th St., Manhattan Beach||4 BD, 4 BA + Add’l Room + Office||$3,450,000|
|Sat / Sun||2-4:30pm||701 N. Dianthus St., Manhattan Beach||5 BD, 4 BA, 3,605 SF||$3,469,000|
|Sun||1:30-3:30pm||721 12th St., Manhattan Beach||4 BD, 4 BA, 3,487 SF||$3,499,000|
|Sun||2-4pm||2409 N. Poinsettia Ave., Manhattan Beach||4 BD, 4.5 BA, Office||$3,499,000|
|Sat / Sun||2-4pm||2215 Bayview Dr., Manhattan Beach||4 BD, 3.5 BA, Amazing Ocean Views||$3,499,000|
|Sat / Sun||2-4pm||3009 Poinsettia Ave., Manhattan Beach||4 BD, 4 BA + Office & Basement||$3,700,000|
|Sat / Sun||2-4pm||873 11th St., Manhattan Beach||Hill Section Opportunity, 4 BD, 3.5 BA, 250 Bottle
Wine Cellar, Reduced Price
|Sun||2-4pm||873 9th St., Manhattan Beach||5 BD, 4.5 BA, 5,088 SF, New Hill Section Home w/
|Sun||2-4pm||716 12th St., Manhattan Beach||6 BD, 7 BA, 4,475 SF, New American Martyrs Home with Sweeping Ocean Views||$4,799,000|
|Sat / Sun||2-4pm||221 Homer St., Manhattan Beach||4 BD, New, Ocean Views||$4,950,000|
|Sat / Sun||1-4pm||232 6th St., Manhattan Beach||Ocean Views, New Construction, 5 BD Suites,
Why take my word for it. Here are what some of my past clients had to say about their experience with me. It is my goal to have clients for life and earn their referral business. I pride myself on my referral business and I strive to earn your business….for life. Find out why Keith Kyle of Vista Sotheby’s and South Bay Brokers is one of the top realtors in the area.
I utilized Keith Kyle to both sell my home and buy a new home. Let me first tell you about selling our home. I had initially found Keith Kyle as I was interested in a home he had listed for sale. After speaking with him on the phone and after a number of email correspondences, the home he had listed that I was originally wanted not going to work out for me (in terms of price). We discussed listing my house during these phone calls and emails, however, I had told him that I had already found an agent that I was going to list my house with, but thanked him for his time. In the weeks prior to listing my home, Keith kept in touch with me giving me pointers on what I could do and what to be weary of (even though he knew he didn’t have my business as I was listing with someone else). He invested time to teach me about the process and what to look out for. The night before we were going to sign with another agent, my wife and I discussed and decided to change our mind and sign with Keith. He made us feel comfortable and spent the time with us. After listing with Keith, he spent a great deal of time walking us through the process, took great pictures with a professional photographer, helped us stage the house and asked about my 2 year old sons schedule. This was important to us as he wanted to make sure we were not inconvenienced in any way (e.g. son’s nap time, picking up and dropping off to school, etc.). In addition, he wasn’t shy about listing our house higher than we initially thought we would get. Once the house was listed, our house had a an offer at FULL PRICE. We were also able to close with 45 days and the buyer side needed some real help, which Keith provided to them (in lieu of their own agent) to make sure the deal went through and was timely.With respect to buying a new home, Keith helped us out every step of the way. He helped us get into properties to see after normal business hours give my wife’s and my schedules were hectic. We saw over 25+ homes in our search and not one time did I ever feel he was frustrated with us or not willing to invest him time. We finally found our dream home in a dream location, however, the backyard needed some work. Keith had contractors come and give us estimates to get the backyard in good shape, which we were able to price into our offer. Even before we made the offer, Keith made sure to double and triple check we were completely satisfied as this is a lifelong decision. In addition, the house we were buying was being sold by a relocation company that didn’t “budge” on anything. Keith helped us negotiate with them on credits/fixes and even gave up some of his commission to make us completely satisfied to bridge the gap. We moved in two weeks ago, and even to this day, Keith follows up with us to make sure everything is good.I have already recommended Keith to many friends and colleagues when they are ready to buy and sell. When I look back at my experience over the past few months, I feel like my wife and I made the best personal and financial decision to list with Keith Kyle!!”
Pravin and Kavita U – Google Review 7/1/15 – Home buyers and sellers in Torrance CA.
“Had a good experience with Keith finding a home in Northwest Torrance, CA. He was recommended to us by two separate friends who both bought homes in the South Bay with Keith as their agent. Very knowledgeable of different neighborhoods throughout the South Bay and Long Beach – especially finding a good neighborhood for your budget. Compared to other realtors I have dealt with, Keith is very low-key and low-pressure, which for us was good. If you have ever dealt with the opposite – the high-pressure, cheese salesman – you know what I mean. It was a breath of fresh air to have someone who was easy going about the process. Very responsive with email or text.”
Natalie M – Yelp Review 3/3/15 – Bought a home in Torrance CA
My family and I relocated from Chicago to Redondo Beach.We were fortunate enough to to choose Keith Kyle randomly from the internet.He went far and above what I would expect from a realtor.He was helpful, patient, prepared and thorough.In the end we ended up buying a house we just love two blocks from the beach.As we lived in another city, Keith was helpful enough to meet our inspector, coordinate repairs, and new carpet installation, and make sure we were ready to move in upon arrival.I highly recommend Keith to anyone looking for an exceptional Realtor
Joe F – Google Review 2/5/15 – Bought a home in Redondo Beach, CA
“Keith Kyle is the best realtor we’ve ever had! We used him to sell our house in Torrance and to purchase another updated home. Keith was so very patient with us, never pushed and was always available (to show us homes, answer questions, etc.). He probably worked with us for almost a year and we are really pleased with the outcomes. To top it all off, Keith managed sell our house for more than our asking price and also without having any open houses! How great was that?Keith is also really nice and honest. It’s been 2 1/2 years since we’ve moved, but he still keeps in touch and we now consider him a “friend” more than a “realtor.”
Chris H – Google Review 6/1/15 – Home Buyer and Seller in Torrance, CA
I highly recommend realtor Keith Kyle if you are considering a short sale. He is knowledgeable about the process, patient and steadfast. During a very difficult time for me, with the economy declining, Keith delivered exceptionally well and took care of all the details of the short sale. He is a true professional!
Yonnie P – Zillow Review 4/9/2015 – Sold a home in Torrance CA
“My husband and I are so grateful to have had Keith as our Realtor when we bought our home in Hermosa Beach. Keith is both a professional and a genuinely nice guy. He knows the beach cities inside out, and can answer questions with knowledge and enthusiasm because he lives and works here (and clearly loves living and working here.) Keith helped us find a super home in a great location, and graciously helped us navigate the usual stresses of buying a home. He also went above and beyond after the sale by being a good neighbor and helping us feel welcome in our new community. We are so appreciative of all of Keith’s hard work on our behalf — and we love our new home!”
Erica L – (Yelp Review 8/5/2014) Bought a home in Hermosa Beach,CA
“I recently relocated to So Cal. My old broker from out of state recommended a friend. What a train wreck this guy was… My wife then called a number of realtors and out of all of them really liked Keith’s attitude and knowledge. I spoke to him on the phone and explained what we were looking for. He was very open minded and gave options on all of our wants. When we decide on our house, he was there giving great advise on our offer. Once the owners accepted, thats when he really went to work for us. He was very dedicated to making sure that othing slipped on any deadlines. Even it was on the weekend or late at night. All I can say it was a great experience especially moving from out of state, to find a great honest realtor. Five stars!!!”
Steve & Amy – Redondo Beach
“I’ve bought and sold three homes in my life, and this was by far the best experience I’ve had. Keith is incredibly knowledgeable, not only of South Bay real estate, but of the micro markets within each city. We just sold our home in east Manhattan Beach, and he really understood the value of our home, and was able to price & market it just right. We went into escrow within the first week and closed quickly. Buying and selling a home can be an intense and emotional roller coaster ride, but Keith really kept his cool and stayed focused on the big picture throughout the entire process. Not only is he smart and seasoned, but he’s a very nice person as well. If you are buying or selling in the South Bay, Keith Kyle would be an amazing asset to have on your team. Highly recommended.”
Jay – Highly likely to recommend (Zillow Review 12/13/2013)
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $1.325M in Manhattan Beach, CA.
As first time home buyers we were happy to meet Keith Kyle as our agent. He was great and showed us homes that were to our taste and preference . We found a house very quickly and put in an offer soon. Keith was awesome through the whole process . We were new to home buying and Keith answered all our questions with patience and helped clarify all our doubts. His advise was always practical and he guided us through the mounds of paperwork . We were very happy and satisfied with Keith and he was prompt and responsive . I would recommend Keith to all home buyers and he is definitely our go to agent for any future home buying!!
Dipan P – (Yelp Review 3/27/2014) Bought a home in Hollyglen CA
“Keith really really really knows his stuff! We’re first time home buyers, and we’re so glad we decided to go with Keith. He was there with us every step of the way, guiding us, patiently answering our million questions, and being totally honest and up front. He was never pushy, was very willing to listen to our needs, and work with our schedules. I can’t remember the number of time’s I called Keith past 10pm on weeknights, and he’d always be there!Keith is our go-to-guy for all things real-estate! Thanks again, Keith for really making our home buying process smooth, pain-free and informative.”
Romit and Jharna – Redondo Beach
Keith Kyle was an absolute pleasure to work with. As a first time homebuyer I came in with plenty of questions and concerns, and Keith was there every step of the way. His professionalism and ability to handle things as they came up were exceptional. Even when on vacation he was able to keep in contact with me; therefore, going above and beyond as far as I’m concerned. Ultimately, I was able to find a great condo in Torrance, and I couldn’t be any happier.I’m glad I lucked out by having Keith as my agent and would gladly recommend him to anybody who is in the housing market.Thanks again Keith!
Christoper D – Yelp Review (4/3/2014) Purchased a home in Torrance CA
“Keith was fantastic, patient and honest. When he showed me a house he showed me both the good and bad. I didn’t feel like he was just trying to show me the most expensive thing he could find. He really wanted to find something that fit me and trust me that was no easy task.
Lauren – Highly likely to recommend (Zillow Review 12/03/10)
Bought a home in Hollyglen in 2010.
“I met Keith when I was loooking for a house ealier this year. I would recommended him to anyone in a heartbeat. I found him to be honest, kind, considerate, NOT PUSHY, VERY RESPONSIVE and absolutely acting in my best interest in every thing he did. My house closed easily. Simply put, he was great.”
Stephanie K – Manhattan Beach
Keith was an excellent realtor and a huge asset as we sought out our first home purchase. He explained the process very clearly, he was extremely patient with us, and even took it in stride when we got cold feet on our first home offer / purchase process experience. He helped us regain our confidence, assisted in searching in a broader region, and we are now the happy owner of a great first home!!I would happily & highly recommend Keith to anyone looking for a realtor!
Nathan – Highly likely to recommend (Zillow Review 10/02/2013)
Bought a Townhouse home in 2013 for approximately $750K in University Park Estates, Long Beach
Keith Kyle was a joy to work with. I can’t speak highly enough of his attention to detail, communication, and professionalism. Keith represented me on my first home purchase and made sure that the process went as smooth as possible. He even went as far as to notify me of the home I ended up buying while he was on vacation with his family and helped walk me through the final steps while he was on vacation again (lucky guy!). He made sure that no balls were dropped and had his co-worker, Richard, there to help with the final touches.
I recommend choosing Keith for any of your South Bay buying or selling needs and would not hesitate to recommend him to friends and family, let alone strangers over the internet.
Peter – (Yelp Review) Bought a home in Hollyglen, CA
Keith is and was absolutely wonderful. He helped us in finding the right home and then he helped us selling it also when the market was right. My wife and I were extremely impressed how he went way out of his way to accommodate us and always made us feel better. It is not an easy thing buying and selling one’s home but Keith made it enjoyable. He knows the market and what buyers want and boy does he know how to sell a home. It gives me great pleasure to write this review and to recommend Keith to anyone who is either buying or selling property.
Andy- Highly likely to recommend (Zillow Review 10/02/2013) Sold a Townhouse home in 2012 in Redondo Beach, CA.
We were first-time homebuyers and Keith was fantastic.We chose him after interviewing a few other agents. He’s easy to talk to and most importantly, he listens to you. While anybody can find listings online, Keith did a good job looking for houses that fit our desires and budget. We didn’t know the neighborhoods very well, but he showed us safe, family-friendly areas. Keith also gave us good advice on houses we found online. He once checked out a listing himself and found major structural issues. It saved us from wasting our time looking at duds. He also tries his best to find potential listings before they list publicly. Once we offered on our home in Torrance, he stayed very responsive and would check in with us consistently (but not annoyingly at all). He informed us of every step and made sure we considered all different types of inspections. It was very apparent that he stayed in contact consistently with the seller’s agent. Keith negotiated closing cost credit, repairs, and more credits after the repairs. Needless to say, the money we saved helped us have some savings after closing escrow. Keith also helped us close escrow sooner and motivated the seller to make repairs in order to close the deal. In the end, we bought a beautiful home that was listed over our budget, but sold under our budget limit!
For first-timers, we thought it was to be a lot tougher. Sure, we did a lot on our part, like lining up our home loan early and efficiently, but having Keith and his knowledgable service kept us confident and assured in the process.”
David – Highly likely to recommend (Zillow Review 03/04/2103) – Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $500K in Northeast Torrance, Torrance, CA.
Keith was a pleasure to work with through the entire process. He was great for a first-time buyer and explained everything I needed to know and indulged my curiosity when I wanted to know more of the details. He was very responsive and flexible with scheduling- he was always there to answer emails and the process was perfect for me as a busy professional with little time to spend driving around town.I know who I’m calling in the future for anything in the South Bay.
Dan- Highly likely to recommend (Zillow Review 09/12/2011) -Bought a Townhouse
home in 2010 for approximately $575K in Redondo Beach, CA.
“Hi! We just wanted to send you the biggest ‘thanks’ for taking the time to teach us about the buying process and being a friend in the midst of it all. Thanks again”
Kasey & Mike – Victoria Knolls Torrance _____________________________________________________________________
“We would highly recommend working with Keith and would definitely use him again next time we purchase or sell a home.”
Tony – Rolling Hills Estates