I am the lead agent and Broker Associate. I have been involved full time in Real Estate since late 2003 and earned my Brokers license in 2006. I am a graduate of Michigan State University’s College of Engineering as well as a graduate of the University of Southern California Marshall School Executive MBA Program. I love the challenge of the real estate business, as it is a perfect blending of my left brain and right brain, needing both analytical skills and intuition and empathy to be successful. I believes life should be chiefly service — and want to provide service to you too!
Lisa Stodder is my principal buyers agent and is a committed full-time Realtor with Re/Max Estates Properties. Her love for real estate began when she bought her first house in Redondo Beach in 2006. From then on she had her sight set on becoming a top agent in the business. A graduate of Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Lisa spent 10+years in the media business, working for top companies such as Yahoo! and NewsCorp before making the switch in 2011 to real estate. Although, based in the Beach Cities, she is licensed to sell real estate in the entire state of California and will never say no if there is a client in need.
Nicole Vantilburg is a highly driven and passionate Real Estate professional who puts her client’s needs first. She continually strives to provide the highest level of TC service to each and every client she works with to deliver a real estate experience that is world class. We use a Transaction Coordination system called Transaction Point to oversee the paperwork on your escrow once it is in process to ensure that “every i is dotted and every t crossed” to avoid any future problems with your paperwork and to make it all easier for you.
Marketing & Social Media:
Fontaine J. Marsi
Fontaine J. Marsi former news anchor and is also a helicopter pilot and flight instructor as well as a Realtor and does all my aerial photography. She has lived in the South Bay since 1978 and writes much of my ad copy, website content and blog articles. She has bought, fixed and flipped numerous properties both here and in Las Vegas. A skilled photographer/videographer and home stager, Fontaine also contributes photography and videos to my site and for my listings. She also works on my social media integration.
Garth Sheriff, AIA, NCARB
Award winning coastal contemporary architect Garth Sheriff is available for free no obligation consultations for our clients. His extensive experience with high-end remodeling design can help buyers to see how an “ugly duckling” home can become their dream home.
Holly Thomas, Esquire
Holly Thomas is our RE/MAX Estate Properties in house legal counsel. She is always available to answer any questions I have crafting complex offers or determining interpretation of language written by other brokerages.
I work with a select few extremely professional mortgage professionals who can help you to get qualified for a loan, get credit errors removed, and get the best possible rates, even in this time of somewhat hard to get mortgage financing. These include:
Cyrus is the Branch Manager for Wells Fargo Private Banking and he and his team can work miracles that a regular Wells Fargo mortgage person might not be able to, including consideration of special circumstances and unique lending situations. Wells Fargo is a leader in lending in the South Bay and Cyrus’s team has a strong association with RE/MAX Estate Properties. We have always had satisfied clients when they use Cyrus for their loans.
Michelle Coolidge, Evergreen Mortgage, (310) 818-1011
Michelle has been ranked as one of the Top 100 Loan Originators in the nation for several years. In addition to originating more than 600 loans annually, she has served on the board of directors for the Mortgage Lenders Association and has achieved the highest level acknowledgements, including the Tommy Ridenour award, various Top Producer Awards, and more. Because of her local and national accomplishments, she has been asked to speak at numerous mortgage events around the country, hosted the Real Estate and Mortgage radio talk show on am 570 KVI, was named the “Mortgage Expert” for the KIRO TV news blog and has published columns in industry related periodicals. She is currently the Branch Manager, Senior Loan Officer and a Certified FHA Underwriter at Evergreen Mortgage, dedicating her time to providing outstanding service to her clients and educating real estate agents.
Nader Chahine, Cornerstone Mortgage, (310) 372-8800
With more than twelve years of broad-based lending experience as a Direct Lender and Mortgage Broker, Nader Chahine has been repeatedly recognized for excellence in production and customer service. With a focus on building fruitful relationships with business partners while offering borrowers an uncomplicated loan process, Nader has consistently demonstrated a constistency and ability which places him amongst the premier Branch Managers for Cornerstone Home Mortgage nationwide.
RPM Mortgage takes a unique approach to mortgage lending by providing innovative programs and technology with a concierge approach to service. With quick response time and streamlined processes, Dave makes it simple for you to apply for a home loan or refinance your existing loan. We have found Dave to be particularly good at financing investment properties, as his company will recognize the investment income as part of the qualification process.
Grant Norris, RPM Mortgage (310) 796-5600
Like Dave Rooker, Grant is also with RPM Mortgage and is one of their top producing loan agents as he is many top agent’s favorite lender. RPM has a special loan program that helps people get completely pre-approved with a TBD for the property address, allowing EXTREMELY quick escrows when competing against all cash buyers.
Matt and his team provide excellent customer service and will ensure that all title issues are handled promptly. In cases where liens may be expected, they will “date down” the file regularly to ensure that no surprise liens occur during the escrow period. Many escrow officers have expressed their satisfaction with Fidelity Title.
William Baltazar began his professional career in 2003 with Peninsula Escrow as an Escrow Assistant and went on to become an Escrow Officer. Through his tenure with Peninsula Escrow he became a certified Notary Public. During his career with Peninsula Escrow he has handled a wide spectrum of escrow transactions specializing in residential sales and escrow loans, making William an asset to any escrow transaction. His forte is communications. He has foresight, is great under pressure and can resolve problems. In addition to his technical knowledge and professionalism, William has an outstanding reputation in the escrow industry and brings to his job the kind of buoyant attitude that makes any escrow transaction a positive experience for all.
Colleen Rock, e-escrows
Colleen has many years of experience as an escrow officer and is especially skilled at short sale negotiations. She provides excellent customer service and many years of experience as a top escrow officer in the area.
I also have established relationships with trust and estate lawyers, home warranty professionals, home inspectors and contractors from every discipline to ensure that you can choose the right expert for your needs.
As a member of the larger RE/MAX Estate Properties family of offices, I have access to its team of receptionists, data administrators, ad placement specialists, trust fund accountants, and document management specialists, plus RE/MAX’s staff of over 600 agents who can help to sell your house quickly or can help to let me know about the perfect secret “pocket listing.” Internationally known, RE/MAX can help get your home the kind of exposure other firms only dream about.
Finally, over the years, myself and my architect husband Garth Sheriff, AIA have developed numerous professional relationships including many contractors & supply firms; these contacts are all ready and willing to help you too!
I want to spend my time providing excellent service to my clients, not out looking for new ones. Therefore, I spend a lot of effort on ensuring that my clients feel that they are getting the very best in Real Estate consulting services from me. That way, they feel totally comfortable referring their friends, family, and others they care about to the Fabulous South Bay team for Real Estate Consulting as well. So when you decide that you’d like to buy or sell a home in the Greater South Bay area, especially in Manhattan Beach CA, Redondo Beach CA, anywhere on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA, or other parts of the South Bay, please contact the Fabulous South Bay team!