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Dennis helped us find a home in Rancho Palos Verdes as we moved to California. We didn't know the area and had little time. Dennis really went to work. He strove to be efficient as we had our 3 little ones with us most of the time. He was patient and friendly and made the move much easier. I wouldn't consider making a move without his help.

Kent Hopkins


It was a pleasure to work with Stephen. He was knowledgeable about the local real estate market as well as bringing years of experience to the table. I found Stephen to be very personable and easy to work with when we purchased our home in Lomita. He has excellent communication and negotiation skills which undoubtedly had a positive influence on the sellers and their agent. He guided and assisted us in navigating all of the necessary purchasing and loan paperwork without any issues and/or problems. I would not hesitate to recommend him to my friends and family when purchasing a home.

Mark R.


What can I say? Everything was perfect. The Hartley Team handled everything so well. It was such a smooth process for a long transition. The perfect family is now living in my grandfather's home. We couldn't have asked for more. I highly recommend The Hartley Team. They will take excellent care of your property, and you.

J D Wirth


Penny was a wonderful guide on our long journey purchasing a home. Two words I would use to describe Penny are attentive and responsive. She was always available and quick to respond to our inquiries and questions. Penny was both attentive to our needs and patient with us along the way. She paid attention to the details and steered us through the process. We are very happy in our home and appreciate Penny getting us here.

Brian F.


We worked with Dennis on the purchase of our home in Redondo Beach. Dennis was friendly, responsive, and very professional every step of the way. He kept us up to date and made the entire home buying experience easy. He's a great agent and genuinely nice guy. We recommend Dennis without hesitation.

Mike and Susan Lyle



Having done six real estate transactions in the last 20 years, I can say Dennis is the best I've worked with. He knows Redondo Beach real estate and uses that knowledge not only to market the home, but to help with decisions in preparing the house for sale in a cost effective way. In my case he assisted with finding painters, installers and handymen. We went on the market on Thursday and by Monday we had 4 offers, all above asking.

Roxana Mason



I can only describe Emily as a FULL SERVICE. She found the exact property I was looking for, negotiated a very fair price, introduced me to a lender that gave me a phenomenal rate, found the exact contractors I was looking for to remodel my new home. She was there every step of the way, always explaining the process and making sure I understood the procedures. Just enough hand-holding to make you feel comfortable when you write that 'big check' to escrow. I highly recommend Emily and would definitely use her again for any of my future Real Estate needs.

Mark Gill


Many thanks for making the reality better than the dream. We love this house! Who would have guessed when we put our other home on the market that success would not require genius, but rather willpower, guts, hard work and determination. You did a super job, many thanks for everything.

Ken & Barbara Varon

Stephen was so easy to work with. We sold our property and closed escrow in 21 days; he kept us up-to-date every step of the way.

Karen B.

Dennis helped us find our new home as we moved from the east coast. We had little local knowledge, a tight timeline, and very specific needs. Dennis was professional, responsive, and resourceful throughout the process. This made our experience smoother and easier. Beyond the actual service, however, we really appreciated Dennis' disposition. He was patient, considerate, and genuine. While any experience such as this is bound to be stressful, Dennis made a stressful transition much easier. I would highly recommend working with Dennis. 

Riaz Ali

Dennis is phenomenal at what he does. He was integral in making sure we got the best possible deal when we sold our house. He was responsive, helpful, knowledgeable, and most importantly, honest. We absolutely loved working with him. I would recommend him to anyone buying or selling a new home. It was such a pleasure working with him and I look forward to using his services again in the future. 10/10! Fantastic experience!

Veronica Harmon

Even though I was a first time buyer, Dennis made me feel comfortable from the start. He stayed in touch and answered my questions patiently. He was there for me, even after the escrow closed. I appreciate his hard work.

Marcus Odo


Penny was so much fun to work with!! She helped us sell our home and buy a new one. She made a very stressful situation a pleasant one! She works very hard for you and will go the extra mile for you! We cannot thank her enough!! She is very knowledgeable as a sellers agent and a buyer’s agent. I am so grateful our paths crossed! If you are looking for an awesome agent look no further! Thanks so much Penny!

The Heem Family


Dennis is just amazing. He was so helpful and really knew so much about the market. Our entire selling process was a walk in the park because of him. He really made things easy on us and made sure that our house sold quickly. I will always be grateful to Dennis for his wonderful work and the next time we consider buying a home it will without a doubt be with Dennis. He did an excellent job.

Robert Fuller

Let me preface everything by saying this first - If you don't have Dennis as your Realtor, you are already at a disadvantage! We bought and sold a house with Dennis so I will speak about both experiences separately. Selling our home - Dennis made our house look beautiful. To the point where my wife and I started to think why we were even selling this place? He took care of everything and many times went out of his way to make things easy for us.

He worked with our schedule, was never pushy and always put us first. We got multiple offers (over asking) after just one open house! Due to some unforeseen issues with the buyer we fell out of escrow. Dennis got us right back into the game and we got more offers on the house right away. Throughout the escrow period, Dennis was always there to answer my calls and texts.

He is extremely knowledgeable and always gave sound advice. My conversations with him were always candid, friendly and informative. Buying our home - We were trying to buy a house in a very tough market and it’s fair to say that we wouldn't have gotten our beautiful house without Dennis.

There were multiple offers on the house and there was a bidding war. Dennis assessed the situation brilliantly and made all the right moves to get us our house. We had some challenges during escrow with the appraisal and loan but Dennis and his team kept everything on track.

I highly recommend Dennis to anyone looking for a realtor. The home buying and selling process is cumbersome and stressful. Dennis will steer you in the right direction and take away a lot of stress for the process. He is driven by a motivation to serve his clients and making their dreams come true. I called him 'Houdini Hartley' because he makes magic happen! Thank you Dennis for everything!

Salman Ilyas

We just purchased our second property with Emily Piemonte in the South Bay and both times she was a pleasure to work with. Emily was always willing and available to answer all of our questions and view as many properties as we felt we needed to before finding “the one”. She has many useful connections because of her 30+ years of experience in this area which made the entire process run smoothly. She is very knowledgeable, hardworking, and really cares about finding the right residence that would best suit her clients and their needs. Her experience and connections alone are extremely valuable when looking to buy or sell in the South Bay. We would definitely recommend Emily to our family and friends who are looking to buy or sell their homes.

Rastan and Ashley Boroujerdi

Dennis was very professional and has a vast knowledge of the real estate business and of the Golden Hills area in particular. He made the entire sale of our property both quick and easy. He also was diligent to keep us updated and informed throughout the process. I would highly recommend Dennis to anyone looking to sell or buy a home in the Golden Hills area.

James Graham

Stephen was a great realtor from day one. He sat down with me and made sure he knew what I needed and what I wanted. He always made sure to check off all the boxes of what I needed with each house he showed me. He was honest and responsive throughout the whole process. His knowledge of the real estate market and negotiation skills got us the house we love. Even with the covid lockdown, and the everyday changing of what can/could be done, Stephen never made me feel like I was on my own, he stood by me every step of the way. Even now, that we are settling in, he checks in on me and my family. I am so happy with our purchase, Stephen helped us make our house our home. Thank you Stephen for your honesty and integrity, we are very grateful for the hard work you did for me and my family.

Louis G.


Dennis is so good at what he does. I couldn't have asked for a better agent. This was my first time buying a home and I had a hard time understanding the ins and outs of how things work but he was so generous with his time and explained everything in a way I could understand it. I found exactly what I was looking for with his help and couldn't be happier with the experience. I highly recommend his services and if I end up buying another home in the future Dennis will be my first call.

John P. Chambers

You will not find a more capable and robust real estate agent than Dennis Hartley! ?We started out not knowing the market, so Dennis educated us on lots of necessary details that allowed us to comprehensively explore our every option. We looked at houses from El Segundo to Rancho Palos Verdes. He was always patient and comprehensively informative.

?Dennis’s style is professional, experienced, and authentically engaging. He is a sharp listener, never pushy, and extremely patient. We talked together for almost 3 years before we pulled the trigger. We both sold our house and purchased a new house with Dennis. The whole process was very smooth and there were no surprises. Dennis was honest and accurate with his feedback. He was never anxious or avoidant of the necessary difficult conversations.

Dennis Hartley can solve any real estate problem. He is full of resources, including where to purchase items and commercial and private workers of all kinds. He has a sophisticated eye for staging, which we are certain increased our final sale price. He worked well within our budgets of both preparing our old home for sale and our new home purchase. His negotiation skills were fair and accurate.

When there were issues on our end, and there were several, he was very emotionally supportive and offered a range of solutions that always worked! Dennis Hartley is very timely in his responses. At every turn, Dennis went above and beyond expectations. Even after the purchase of our new home, Dennis sent a friendly email asking how our remodel was going and extended his help if there was any need. We are 200% satisfied with Dennis “Rockstar” Hartley and would definitely recommend and call on him for all our future real estate needs.

Shannon Mayeda

I cannot express how grateful we are for Dennis's help in selling our home. He guided us through the entire process, assisting us in making the best decisions for our family and sold our home very quickly. He is definitely the best out there! Thanks Dennis!!!

Beth Moretti

We can’t say enough about Dennis’ work ethic, commitment to his customers and his overall care of our situation. We will miss the weekly and sometimes daily contact we’ve had with him. We highly recommend Dennis to anyone who needs professional attention regarding real estate. Please call Dennis, we promise you won’t be disappointed!

Barbara Scheuber

Penny Brincat was both the seller and buyer agent of our future & unknown property. She worked countless hours/days and weeks to help us prepare our Manhattan Beach home to sell and was knowledgeable, articulate, and professional and at the same time, warm, friendly and beyond patient. In-between her showings and open houses for our selling home, she ran us all over the South Bay helping us find what exactly what we wanted for our new home in South Redondo. We highly recommend Penny without hesitation to everyone looking to buy or sell. Rex & Lindy Sluggett In the summer of 2015, my sister and I had to make a major decision by selling our parent’s house in Redondo Beach. We were referred to Penny Brincat by a mutual friend and were very happy that we were. She was not only very professional, she made everything go very smoothly and became a dear friend. She handled what repairs and beautifying the house needed in no time. The contractors she provided were also very professional, considerate and friendly. She had the house staged beautifully. We only had one open house and then it was sold. She helped with my moving process which made it go very smoothly. I would highly recommend her to anyone in the area that needs a dependable real estate agent.

Maria Clarke

Dennis is the best real estate agent ever! He's very thorough, knowledgeable & trustworthy. He knows all of the ins & outs of the industry & he does all he can to satisfy his current & former clients. Although my husband & I met Dennis years ago, even now I still reach out to him for vendor referrals & remodeling advice. He's the greatest!

Lisa Weber Brightman

I have known Dennis Hartley for over 20 years and he has been our realtor in 6 real estate transactions throughout the years (both buying and selling). In all cases, Dennis demonstrated unmatched professionalism, dependability, and honesty and he always delivered excellent results. Dennis takes the time to truly understand his client’s needs and his low-key, low-pressure style immediately puts everyone at ease in what can often be very stressful situations. Dennis is extremely adept at navigating the complexities and unexpected twists that are often faced in today's real estate transactions. Dennis is also able to bring to bear his broad network of complimentary services (financing, staging, cleaning, repair, termite, etc.) that are often required to successfully complete a real transaction. Dennis is very knowledgeable about the South Bay real estate market, in particular, having done business here for many years. Dennis is a true class act and we look forward to working with him again on our future real estate needs.

Alan Lang

Dennis is a real treasure. My wife and I were on a very short time-table to buy a house in what had become a real sellers' market. Dennis is VERY familiar with the entire South Bay area and was able to target homes that made sense for us. He was patient with us as we slowly learned the realities of bidding in this market, and worked his magic to connect us to sellers who were just right for us. Ultimately, we got an amazing home for a decent price and felt like we maintained our integrity through the whole process. I highly recommend Dennis Hartley and would use him again in a heartbeat.

Chris O’Neal

Dennis helped us simultaneously buy and sell houses in Redondo Beach, as we downsized. This was a stressful period and he was always available and calm. He showed us about 50 houses to help us determine what we wanted in a new home, and the results of both the sale and the purchase were very satisfactory. I would recommend Dennis without hesitation for any South Bay transaction.

Jim Swartwout

Dennis is an excellent knowledgeable agent. He guided us through the entire selling process. We had a couple of unforeseen circumstances come up along the way, but Dennis stayed calm and reassuring and helped us resolve all issues. He helped us in every aspect from beginning to end and answered all our questions patiently. He assisted us every step of the way from staging our home for viewing to recommending someone to fix small details around the house to negotiating with the buyer. He had a buyer for our home within a week of being listed at over the asking price and the entire process was less stressful than I ever expected thanks to Dennis. I would definitely recommend working with Dennis, we trust him. His experience and knowledge are invaluable, his advice was always on the mark and everything went so smooth that we were surprised at how fast escrow closed and we were done in a month. He is the best. If we ever have to buy or sell a home in the future we would definitely work with Dennis again. Thank you, Dennis!!

Henry and Mariella Flood

Emily rose to the challenge! My fiancé and I were new to the state, work on opposite sides of town, had limited availability to tour properties and were in a time crunch as we really wanted to find a home before our wedding and she helped us find a home AND close it in record time. Through all the craziness, Emily was kind, patient, thorough, encouraging, helpful, very knowledgeable and reassuring. It was not always easy, the market is so crazy, but Emily helped us figure our way through it all. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an honest and extremely helpful realtor!

Ariel Ford and Ben D’Souza

Having done over a dozen real estate transactions in the last dozen years, I can say Dennis is the best I've worked with. He knows the beach cities both the real estate and the community of buyers and sellers and he uses that knowledge not only to market the home, but to help with decisions in  preparing the house for sale in a cost effective (return on investment) fashion. He also knows how to work the listing and offer process to maximize the sale price. In my case he assisted with finding painters, installers, handymen, and picking colors and which fixtures to replace and with what. He listed on a Thursday and by Monday we had 4 very solid offers, one above asking.

Dave Kalian

My husband and I chose Dennis as our real estate agent based on the recommendation of friend who had worked with Dennis on several transactions. This friend of ours is a very tough customer and we figured if Dennis impressed this particular friend, then Dennis must be very good at what he does.  And, indeed, he is. Dennis came to our first meeting very well prepared with a comprehensive overview of the market as well as strong rationale for the potential listing price of our home.

He is very well networked and had a strong offer on our home before it was even listed. He connected us with greatly skilled, fair-priced resources to help us make needed repairs for the sale. While we looked for a new home, Dennis was very attentive to our needs and made sure we saw the latest listings in our search areas and was always available to view homes with us.

One thing we really appreciated was the fact that Dennis never pushed us to consider spending over what we said was our budget (something we've experienced in the past). He simply sought to understand what was most important and appealing to us and spent his efforts trying to get us what we were looking for -- and he did.

We're now moving into a home that is exactly what we said we wanted including location, size and price. This entire experience left us with the impression that Dennis is very trust-worthy and genuine. He is an absolute straight-shooter and very professional. We would definitely recommend him and plan to use him again.

Sandy Brilliant

Dennis Hartley recently helped us sell our old house in Torrance and buy our current one in Palos Verdes. We were extremely pleased with his service on both transactions. He is a top notch professional with integrity. He is patient and low-key as well as experienced, knowing how to get the job done in stressful situations. For example, we needed to have a non-working spa drained after inspection at the new house before we could get funding on our loan. Time was of the essence, so Dennis brought two hoses and drained it himself rather than having us wait days and have us pay someone to do it. He is dependable, honest and delivers excellent results. He's also easy to talk with and quite fun! You will be happy you chose to work with Dennis. 

Joannie Jorczak

Dennis is extremely professional and easy to get a hold of. The staging looked great and really helped sell the house. His assistant Jennifer was also very nice and helpful. They both were very reassuring and also made the escrow process a little easier.

Mary Wraz

My husband and I relocated back to Southern CA 2 1/2 years ago. We have done two transactions with Dennis Hartley since then (bought one and sold one.). The experiences both times were so satisfying and enjoyable that we wish we could do one transaction with Dennis every year.

When we recently sold our house, Dennis (1) advised on the preparation work to complete, (2) arranged the helpers for the work, (3) advised on the listing price, and (4) helped stage the house. It took us about a month to get the house ready and we received multiple offers in a week with almost every offer exceeding the listing price.

We attribute the success to Dennis' extensive market knowledge and experiences, his attentiveness to details and his exceptional skills in home decoration. We would definitely recommend Dennis to family and friends. He may come across as a laid back person. In reality, he is truly a 24/7 guy. He is always there for us whenever we need him. To us, he is a good listener rather than a big talker, the kind of person my husband likes to do business with. Give Dennis a call if you are looking for someone to help you. You will not be disappointed.

Alice Su

Looking for an agent who isn't afraid to get his hands dirty? NO detail seems too small or too large for Dennis, if he doesn't have an answer or referral (i.e. a roofer to replace roof tiles), he will find one! Dennis goes above and beyond and is a great multi-tasker who will give you lots of attention - when needed. He is very responsive and his integrity is top-notch! I have purchased 3 homes and sold 2 homes in the South Bay using Dennis. I highly recommend him!

Theresa Lang

I can't say enough good things about Dennis. I will start out by saying that I am a very obsessive person, especially when it comes to "big" things like buying a home. We found Dennis through his awesome news mailers that he regularly drops in the neighborhood. Through the years I have enjoyed reading his mailers and when we decided to purchase in the neighborhood I really wanted an expert. Dennis has over 30 years of experience and specializes in our neighborhood.

I thought he would be a very aggressive and arrogant person and he was EXACTLY the opposite. He took us out to look at several properties and always remained very neutral. As well, he respected our "wish list" of what we wanted in a home and always tried to stick to it, I know some realtors may get pushy just to try to close a deal. Dennis however, remained very calm and collected and always neutral no matter the circumstances. He is so connected in the area that he was able to find us an off market deal and help us get exactly what we wanted! In addition to his real estate connections, he has many connections in the home remodeling area and was a HUGE resource in updating the house we purchased. In fact, on the day of inspection he called all of the contractors for us and had them take a look and bid work. This was a huge help!

He is always available for advice or questions. Dennis is amazing at staging and has a keen eye for what looks good so he has a lot to offer on home design and decor. If you are looking for a person who can serve all of your needs in real estate and someone who has great connections Dennis is your guy! As well, he is well respected in the real estate community. We noticed whenever we mentioned to other Realtors who we were working with they were quick to say we were in good hands. That says a lot for peers to say that especially in such a competitive environment. Yay for Dennis! 

Jen Marfil

Dennis Hartley is the penultimate professional. From staging to advice on next steps we felt in great hands through the entire process. We can't say enough about his knowledge and calm, cool and collected demeanor. Dennis is simply fantastic.

Mary Jane Garcia


As the Representative of a local title company, I work with real estate agents every day. I have known Dennis for many years and find him to be very professional. But more than knowing the real estate market backwards and forwards he really connects with his clients. He works diligently to make the real estate transaction flow smoothly and makes sure that his clients are satisfied. I know his clients rave about the service he provides and I know he can make you a raving fan also, call him.

Gary Borovay

We had a short time window to buy and I had worked with several Realtors before I found Dennis. He worked really hard to find a house for us in a short period of time. I can't say enough good things about Dennis! If you need a realtor in the South Bay Area, he's your guy!

Victoria O'Neal

Dennis is the most professional agents I have been fortunate enough to work with. He has incredible follow through, attention to detail and communication skills. He helped me sell my home in Playa Del Rey and made sure that the sale went off without a hitch. He is extremely trustworthy and reliable, I recommend him without hesitation.

Chevy Burton

Dennis Hartley provided excellent advice and support through the "Short Sale" process we endured together, as a team. This was the best real estate transaction process that I have ever experienced, thus far. Dennis truly expressed care, concern and support and always had a backup plan, which created a constant and wonderful "Peace Of Mind," feeling! I would highly recommend Dennis Hartley for representation, in any Real Estate transaction!

Cindy Carroll

I met Dennis back in 1994 when I was buying my first home. He is an excellent agent, very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. Since then he has been my Real Estate Pro on 3 separate properties. He will work with you 24/7. I would highly recommend Dennis Hartley for any of your Real Estate needs.

Victor Guerra

I was very satisfied with my experience with Dennis throughout the entire process. Dennis staged the home and put it on sale in only a few days after I initially met with him. Dennis showed the home to numerous buyers and within one month the home was sold at a price I was satisfied with. Dennis kept me informed properly throughout the entire process.

Harold Nordeng

Dennis is an amazing realtor and such a kind person. He is an expert in real estate, construction, remodeling, staging and interior design. You name it, he knows it! He has been a tremendous help in all aspects of our home purchase and remodeling. One of the many things that we really enjoyed about Dennis was his calm and cool demeanor. Home buying can be so stressful and he is there to walk you through the process smoothly and help ease the stress. He also has amazing patience and is not pushy at all. At the end of the day, he wants his clients to be happy and it is obvious. I would highly recommend Dennis to anyone who is looking for a home in the South Bay - he knows the area inside and out!

Gina Kennedy

I wasn't really aware of what a great real estate agent does until we worked with Dennis. I'm not sure we could have sold AND bought a home in such a short time frame without his expertise in finding us not only a buyer for our home and perfect new home, but also contractors, financial professionals and home inspectors. It's a complicated and daunting process and during the whole time, he offered calm and wise advisement. Only a great deal of experience can provide that. He is the definition of a Professional Realtor.

Jonathan Benson

Dennis Hartley seems to have his finger on the pulse in Redondo Beach. He was very pleasant to work with. He gave us great advice and out of the box suggestions on how we could purchase a house prior to selling ours. By following his advice, we purchased our dream home. He then got us an all CASH buyer for our home which made our transaction seamless and less stress to deal with. Dennis' personality is very calm and easy going which helps during a dual transaction. I would highly recommend his services.

Michelle O'Brien

Dennis could not be more knowledgeable about selling in Redondo Beach. He does what he says, and he is a genuinely nice guy. I know without his help we would not have gotten close to what we did for our house and we saved a ton of money prepping it with his guidance targeting the important things and choosing materials and colors.

David Kalian

Selling our family home was a very emotional experience and it was very hard to let go of the home. Dennis Hartley understood that and helped my sister and I get through the process. He offered great advice in helping us get the home ready and helped us to stay focused on what was important. He staged the home beautifully and it sold the 1st week. We are very thankful we selected Dennis Hartley to guide us through this process.

Diane Snodgrass

Dennis is such a professional with a very calm presence. He is extremely knowledgeable about the selling/buying process as well as the South Bay market. Whenever we needed it, Dennis connected us with solid and reasonably priced professions for electrical, plumbing, etc... Selling an existing house and buying a new one can be a stressful process, but our transactions facilitated by Dennis went as smoothly as anyone could hope for. My husband and I felt we really lucked out having chosen to work with Dennis. We'd highly recommend him.

Cindy Barnard

Dennis is genuinely interested in you as a person, and as a result, he met and exceeded our expectations. His insights into the local real estate market were invaluable, and his preparation before the actual listing was both professional and effective. We requested a get-to-know-you interview, on short notice, to which Dennis came well prepared. He consistently communicated in a timely fashion, and was always honest and up front with us about any issues during the process. Dennis and his assistant Jennifer are a powerful force, and will net you not only quick results, but results that will leave you feeling very positive. We would highly recommend Dennis as your representative.

John Lui