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  • I remember writing that letter back in 2012 and to this day I am so grateful and feel truly blessed to have found Robyn Biener and Alicia Greene-Holenstein as my realtors. So much has happened since then, but most importantly Robyn and Alicia were there for me in a way that I never expected. You see, in 2015 my husband was diagnosed with bone cancer and 9 months later he passed away. Throughout my grief they stood by my side when I had to relocate Robyn and Alicia (my two amazing angels), stepped up and helped me reorganize and relocated to find me a new home. I wasn’t even the highest bidder for the house I was interested in, but the owners accepted my offer. I give it credit to the caring and compassion that both Robyn and Alicia put into the hard work to find “my perfect home.” I can’t say enough about these two amazing ladies or imagine having a better group of professionals than Robyn and Alicia. They were with me every step of the way and never stop going above and beyond helping make sure all details were taken care of, no matter what. So, if you are looking to make one of the biggest decisions of your life investing on buying property, you want to have Robyn and Alicia be on your team. They are not only top of the best but I also consider them friends.

    Joana B., Hawthorne CA
  • When it came time to sell our family home, we turned to Robyn Biener and Alicia Greene of Vista Sotheby’s in Manhattan Beach to help us navigate the sale of our mid-century bungalow in Hermosa Beach. Due to their extensive network of contacts in the South Bay, we were able to remodel our home and obtain top dollar in a relatively short period of time.  I truly believe that had we not utilized their services we may very well still be trying to sell the house.   We cannot thank Robyn and Alicia enough for their assistance and guidance during the entire process.

    Kevin Berry, Yorba Linda CA
  • These past six months have been a total blur, but the final results are well worth it. From getting outbid by all cash offers, $70-$80K over asking price offers, to finally getting our offer accepted, to then pulling out of escrow after finding out that we’d have to put $30K into the foundation and roof right away, to then going back into the market, getting outbid a few more times, and finally finding this gem, closing escrow on our first home that had great bones, but cosmetically hadn’t been touched since the 50s! It feels like an entirely new place now. We torn down walls, completely gutted the kitchen, refinished the original hardwood floors, and are so SO happy with how it all turned out. We could not have done this without Alicia and Robyn at Sotheby's International Realty in Manhattan Beach!! Thank you to those two, plus Stephanie at @rpmmortgage and our contractor for making this dream a reality.

    Brittany Glenn, Los Angeles CA
  • Around beginning of 2008 I started looking for an investment property in the South Bay area. As everyone knows it was a very tough and volatile period in the real estate market. Foreclosures, short sales, gross multiplier...too many terms to deal with for an average buyer like me. However with the guidance and the tremendous knowledge of both Alicia and Robin I was able to make the right decision and purchase an investment property with a positive cash flow.
    They definitely gained my trust and confidence. They are both market savvy, Positive and a real pleasure to work with. What a duo! I recommend them to any one for any real estate transaction!

    Bijan Gidanian, Hawthorne, CA
  • Alicia and Robyn have represented us both buying and selling several properties in the South Bay. Their professionalism and aggressive approach to real estate impressed us. They listened to what we wanted and gave us solid advice on the best way to achieve the purchase and sale of our properties. We are extremely satisfied with their services and friendship they offer and will definitely use them in the future.

    Russ and Carol Albright, Indian Wells, CA - (formerly Manhattan Beach residents)
  • A wise man once said "associate only with quality people in your personal life and business life, and your personal life will be peaceful and without drama and your business life will grow and profit". Alicia and Robyn are those people: energetic, helpful and able to help you find exactly what you are looking for. Various members of our family have gone through over five real estate transactions with them, each one unique and seamlessly executed. No matter what obstacle comes along, they can get the deal completed. In every instance we have turned without hesitation to Robyn and Alicia. They are always on the lookout for our best interests. Alicia and Robyn are the kind of people that you end up becoming friends with long after the property has been purchased or sold. We are happy to name them as friends, and we recommend them without reservation to anyone seeking to buy or sell property.

    Dr Ken and Barbie Johnson, Manhattan Beach
  • Thank you Alicia and Robyn for your professionalism, tenacity, and amazing representation in a difficult and stressful transaction. Not only was I impressed with your knowledge in all real estate matters, but your dedication to your clients is extraordinary. In addition, it was extremely easy and fun to work with you both. You truly are the kind of real estate team that any home buyer or home seller would want in their corner.

    Amy Gillinger, Sherman Oaks, CA - (formerly of Manhattan Beach)
  • We just wanted to thank you for helping us get the house we have been in search of for over three years. Without your hard work and perseverance, we would still be looking. We had a fairly good idea where we wanted to look and you guys did the rest. Through ascertaining our needs, networking and knocking on doors (literally) you found our house before it hit the market. Given the property was in probate and the inherent challenges, your expertise and gentle guidance were invaluable. You had design specialists meet us at the property to help us make an informed decision. You also provided an experienced real estate attorney gratis to answer any additional questions.
    What we value most is your personal touch. Every phone call, voicemail, text or email was answered promptly. You were with us every step of the way. The last hurdle was our hearing and you were there to fight for us, give us support and share in our exuberance once we walked out of the courtroom victorious. We couldn't have done it without you. Thanks so much!!!

    Rob Marsh, CA
  • We are writing to express our heartfelt gratitude to South Bay Brokers, especially to Alicia Greene-Holenstein and Robyn Biener. They are truly a high-caliber team. Their knowledge of the local market and their key contacts in the community helped us tremendously in our search to buy our home. After 9/11 my husband was told that he was about to lose his job unless he considered on relocating with the company. Over the course of 20-odd years of buying homes we have dealt with a number of Realtors from East to West Coast and clearly Alicia and Robyn set the standard against which the rest must be measured. Moving, whether cross-country or across the street, is always a traumatic time for anyone. With only one week to find our new home, we were faced with limited supply in the seller’s market for this area. Not knowing anyone in Manhattan Beach, we first relied on company relocation for the realtor contact, however it seemed that the relaters assigned to us were to busy, it felt like we were inconveniencing them. We consider the day we met Alicia and Robyn an incredible stroke of luck! We were told we couldn’t meet with the company assigned realtor until 1 PM so my husband and I were at local café having breakfast. That’s when we meet Marty he recommended us to Alicia and Robyn and we know why. Marty immediately called Alicia and when I spoke with her they were ready to meet with us that morning. They understood immediately what we were facing, and helped us every step of the way. They were excellent listeners. Alicia and Robyn had great insight into the homes in our market range they knew the properties, anticipated our needs and were very professional. They showed us examples of what we requested. Their energy really made a difference. The service and personal attention we received was exceptional. They went door to door looking in the areas we were most interested in. We were so surprised when they told us this…who makes house calls any more? I asked my husband. We were just blown away. When Alicia and Robyn promised to do something, they delivered. They gave excellent advice during negotiations. We can't say enough good things about this “Dynamic Team” they are absolute the best and a credit to Realtors. Now that we are settled in our new home, we want you to know how much we appreciate all that you and your staff did for us to get to this point. We certainly will recommend you to anyone we know who is interested in home buying or selling. Thank you so much, the whole experience with Alicia and Robyn and the South Bay Brokers was a pleasure with one upside surprise atop another. You couldn't get any more dynamic than you already are.

    Joana & David B., Manhattan Beach CA


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