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
It was such a tremendous experience working with Tory Blazek. Every step of the way I was being informed and kept up-to-date on my home buying process. Definitely a strong someone you want to work with!! Thank you again Tory!
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.
"Thanks for making the reality better than the dream."
Ken & Barbara Varson
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.
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!
Dennis got us everything we wanted: he negotiated hard, helped steer us through the red tape at every stage, was a local expert for the Redondo Beach area and above all, got us the house. Highly recommended. First class.
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.
"Dennis 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."
We had such a great experience working with Tory Blazek in purchasing our first home! She was very helpful, knowledgeable, and always available to answer our questions along the way.
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.
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!!!
"Every step of the way I was being informed and kept up-to-date on my home buying process. Tory is definitely a strong someone you want to work with!"
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!
We were so fortunate to have Tory for our Realtor. She was professional, helpful, and made this the best real estate experience we have ever had. We were assisting our son in his first home purchase and Tory made it happen. She emanates a sense of trust-worthiness that makes you feel secure. We consider Tory like family and hope to maintain our relationship.
The McCauley Family
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.
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.
"Dennis made me feel comfortable from the start. He was there for me, even after the escrow closed."
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.
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
I worked with Tory Blazek and we had an outstanding experience on selling our property. I took care of the presentation of the condo with help from their photographer and Dennis Hartley. Tory and Dennis came up with a selling price and we received 5 offers in a week’s time after only one weekend of open houses. They were a very professional team and got the job done. Not only did Tory sell my house, but she made recommendations on movers and suggestions on what to do with furnishings that I was not able to use in my new home. I always felt she was there to protect my interest during the process. Thanks Tory!
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.
"I called him "Houdini Hartley" because he makes magic happen! Thank you Dennis for everything."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
"Dennis got us everything we wanted. He negotiated hard, helped us steer through the red tape and above all, he got us the house."
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!
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
We worked with Tory Blazek and were very happy with our house hunting experience. Tory was very good at finding us properties to see and always tried to keep our search in budget and in our target area. She was very friendly and very responsive when we needed something or had a question. Once we found a home, Tory really made the escrow process easier for us and took care of things for us as much as possible while we were busy at work. We would definitely recommend Tory as a great Realtor for buying a home.
Manny & Alexis
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.
"Dennis was very professional and has a vast knowledge of the real estate business. He made the sale of our property both quick and easy."
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!
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.
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!
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.
"Dennis guided us through the entire process, assisting us in making the best decisions for our family and sold our home very quickly."
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.
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!
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.
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.
"Tory Blazek was very helpful, knowledgeable and always available to answer our questions."
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.
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.
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.
"Dennis’ style is professional, experienced, and authentically engaging. He is a sharp listener, never pushy, and extremely patient."
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.