South Bay Lifestyle Properties


My wife and I were introduced to Raquel by our neighbors in North Redondo who utilized her to sell their house.  We recognized the terrific job she did for them and jumped on the bandwagon after meeting with her.  Raquel represented us in selling our townhouse in North Redondo as well as buying our new home in Manhattan Beach.  In an incredibly competitive market where there were 10 to 12 strong offers, Raquel was critical in helping us win the bid to buy our new home using her creativity, communication skills and persistence.  We did not want to carry two mortgages, so Raquel then managed to get our existing house on the market and under contract in a week!  With her marketing skills, contacts and advice on home prep to sell, she exceeded our expectations on the price she achieved.  In addition to all this, Raquel took the reigns to assist in getting our new home mortgage approved with our lender, while dealing with an unprofessional mortgage broker.  Raquel is an outstanding realtor with the experience, demeanor and work ethic to make deals happen.  In a stressful environment, Raquel is extremely even keeled and goes above and beyond for her clients.  Don’t think twice and hire Raquel.  I’m confident anyone who retains Raquel will not be disappointed!!

– Simon

“Raquel was recommended to us by 3 separate friends so, of course, we asked for her help finding a place in the South Bay. Given all the hype, we had high expectations and boy did she deliver…and some!! We used a different agent to sell our SF Valley home but when we ran into some snags, Raquel helped us navigate a very sticky situation. She literally goes above and beyond her own duties and she does it all with patience, kindness and humility. Despite our contingency to sell, our very first offer was accepted and we were able to open escrow for both houses (sell/buy) on the same day! My husband and I have definitely found our forever agent!”

– Step and Tyler

“My wife and I were in the middle of planning our wedding last year and decided to start looking for our first home together. We looked to Raquel for much-needed guidance on our home buying experience and we are so grateful that she took the time to educate us on the market and what to expect during this process. It was a stressful time, with both planning a wedding and searching for a home at the same time, but she made the home buying experience both educational and fun. We finally found a place that we loved but Raquel advised us that we would likely be in a bidding war. Raquel was so wonderful in explaining every detail of the process and helping us strategize our next move. We went in with a strong offer, bidding against 12 other buyers. It came down to us and an all-cash offer, and Raquel guided us and the sellers chose our bid over the cash offer!! We couldn’t be more grateful to Raquel for guiding us through the process!”

– Donato & Celia

“Raquel’s knowledge of the market, the Los Angeles area, what makes a good house, and understanding your needs as the Client (no matter what stage you are in) is second to none. Every person has a particular need and over the course of 3 years, I had a variety of different goals and needs, and all were met perfectly.”

– Stanley

“Raquel was patient with our shifting requests once we explored different neighborhoods, even when we got a little anxious and ahead of ourselves. Most impressive was when it came time to bid on our first choice home, we were one of 11 offers, but she guided us through the process and we got it! I would wholeheartedly recommend Raquel to any buyer or seller, you will receive amazing support and hard work from her.”

-Brian & Jennifer