"Where Competence Meets Character"
With great experience in Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, and the South Bay beach cities of El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redona Beach, Torrance and San Pedro real estate, as well as intimate local area knowledge, Les works extensively to help buyers and sellers meet their real estate goals.
If you are looking to buy or sell a home or would just like to get more information, feel free to call or email him.
As a listing agent in South Bay and on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Les' extensive, multi-layered marketing plan gives a homeowner the opportunity to get the maximum value for his/her property by utilizing the state-of-the-art internet marketing initiatives, including "HomeBase Intouch" - the first of its kind in the real estate industry. Also strategic placement on numerous websites coupled with the important preparation of the property and his proven attention-to-detail approach, gives the Seller a decided edge over the competition.
Les is particularly good at working with Seniors where expertise, gentility, patience, and a good bedside manner are required. He works equally well with trustees and benificiaries who live not only locally but in other parts of the country and overseas.
For buyers, Les offers over 37 years of experience and expertise in creating a successful transaction. By facilitating all the aspects of the purchase process including the use of the web-based transaction platforms and with his proven negotiating skills Les can help you get the best possible deal!
Les was past president of the Palos Verdes Tennis Club, chairman of the board of Peninsula Heritage School for 10 years and is currently a Trustee Emeritus. Recently he became President of the Rotary Club of Palos Verdes Peninsula for the 2015-2016 year.
"Nothing satisfies me more than seeing the smiles that come with a successful sale or the purchase of a lifetime. Let me be a reason for your success!"
"Exceeding Expectations Since 1980"
I know what I'm doing and I care. This combination of technical expertise and experience plus a sincere commitment to my client's best interest has played a huge part in my successful career over the past 35 years. I have been serving the same geographical area - the south Bay of LA - since I got my RE license in 1980.
The South Bay is defined as the cities south of LAX (El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach,Torrance, the Palos Verdes Peninsula and San Pedro). Basically from the airport to the Harbor. If you need an agent referral in any other area of Los Angeles, California, or virtually anywhere in the US or around the world, I can personally interview and choose a Realtor for you. Just let me know the area and I will find a dedicated agent with similar values as mine.
I have extensive experience with relocating clients. Prior to moving here, I was a stay at home mom to 2 daughters and our family relocated 5 times in 8 years! From NM to San Francisco, to Philadelphia, to Kansas City and then to Los Angeles. I was not in RE at the time, so I understand and empathize with the challenge of finding the right area and then the right house for one's family. Then, after you move, you have to get to know the neighborhood and arrange for all the services your family needs. It's a big challenge - I've been there! I know how to make it as easy as possible for you.
I also take meticulous care of clients who are moving within our area. Finding the right house, negotiating the best price and then seeing the transaction to a successful close takes attention to detail, experience and dedication - I can promise you the utmost level of care. In addition, if you are buying and selling simultaneously, that ramps up the importance of having a top notch Realtor. At this point in my career I work primarily with past clients or their referrals - I have extensive thank you letters and letters of recommendation that I am happy to share. I specialize in a high level of personal involvement and communication - believe me, you will have my cell number and my attention.
In case you already live in the South Bay, I can offer an additional array of services and expertise in getting you the highest price in the shortest time with the least amount of hassle. How do I do that? Well, it all starts with my complimentary staging services. My mother was an Interior Designer and in addition to that training, I have remodeled and decorated several homes. I've been staging my listings long before it became an industry of its own. I love the transformation that happens! I enjoy the challenges and my clients always wish I had helped them years ago...or they want me to go to their next house and help! It is shown statistically that a staged house sells for a higher price and in a shorter time - all ways to help you get the highest price and the best buyer. From there we (my partner/husband Les Fishman and I) provide Blue Ribbon service which includes a professional photo shoot, extensive marketing from the surrounding neighborhood to the world and an in depth pricing analysis and strategy! Coldwell Banker is an amazing international company and our reach is unparalleled - between our local network and our company's global network, we will find you a quality buyer quicker than any other company.
Quality and quantity of service and expertise are the hallmarks of our company as well as us. Ask for a copy of our Marketing Strategy. Les and I are both very involved with our local Association of Realtors as well as the California Association of Realtors. We have both been named Realtor of the year by our peers.This involvement benefits our clients because we have timely access and knowledge of the current legislative, contractual and industry happenings which may affect their sale.
We love our community and have an extensive history of volunteering for the many worthwhile groups. The Palos Verdes Chamber of commerce actually chose us to be Citizens of the Year last year. We were very honored. We have a list of the groups we've served here on the site.
So, if you want first class service from a local, knowledgeable, experienced, caring Realtor please contact me. You just may be my next satisfied client! Happy to help.
Virginia Butler, SRES
Certified Relocation Specialist
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
"Exceeding Expectations Since 1980"