Vista Sotheby’s Ranked the #1 Luxury Real Estate Brokerage in the South Bay

Vista Sotheby’s International Realty, with offices in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa, Redondo and the Palos Verdes peninsula, was recently named the top luxury real estate company in the South Bay.  Vista had the highest number of $1,700,000+ transactions of any  company in 2021.  Congratulations to another successful year!

Big Sale at 516 The Strand in Manhattan Beach

516 & 518 The Strand sells at $14,500,000

Unlike just about every other beachfront home for sale on The Strand in Manhattan Beach, the duplex at 516 The Strand sold quickly for full price. This wea very likely a land sale, as the duplex was clean but far from what current buyers would be looking for at tht this price.the beachfront duplex at 516 and 518 The Strand closed in August for $14,500,000. This one is all about the location as the south Manhattan Beach sand section location is about as good as you get.

Current beachfront homes for sale on The Strand in Manhattan Beach as well as Hermosa Beach Strand homes

Beachfront Home Hits the Market at $18,900,000 at 1516 The Strand in Manhattan Beach

Beachfront luxury at 1516 The Strand Manhattan Beach

New to the market as of July 21st, 1516 The Strand is the latest addition to the crowded beachfront Strand luxury home market in the Sand Section of Manhattan Beach. 

The location is just a few blocks from the pier making it convenient for heading downtown but also a bit close to the summer congestion. 

With incredible view it’s not a bad place to be on home quarantine….that’s for sure. 

With just under 5,000 square feet* this 4 bed, 4 bath home was originally a custom build and offers incredible views of the beach, ocean and Manhattan Pier.

1516 The Strand - $18,900,000

Listing courtesty of Kurt Rappaport & James Nasser of Westside Estate Agency

Would You List Your Home Without Professional Listing Photos?

Professional photography in real estate

In the world of high end beachfront homes for sale, the level of marketing and presentation of a home or a listing can make all of the difference in the world.  With over 85% of buyers searching online it’s critical to capture their interest immediately.  One of the absolute imperatives to getting your home the most interest is compelling home photos and photography.  Many listing agents snap a few quick pictures with a digital camera and that’s the extent of the process (some don’t even do that and actually use pictures from Google street view!)

If you’re considering selling your home you should definitely ask the realtors you are considering how they market their listings and what staging and photography options they offer you.  We highly recommend looking at some of their past listings to see just how professionally they were presented.


Take a look at some of the pictures below and see what a difference photographs really do make.  As listing agents our job is to prepare a home for sale and market it in the very best possible light.   While it obviously costs money to have a professional photographer come and take the pictures, it can mean all the difference in the world.  As one of the top realtors in the South Bay we want to present all of our listings as luxury properties and always use professional photographers at no cost to our clients.

Professional Photography V Regular Photos

Professional photography offers a wider viewpoint making rooms look larger and brighter than regular cameras and iphone cameras

Same bedrooom with professional photography  versus Canon 35mm

Dark and small or bright and open with ocean views…which would you prefer?  Spaces look larger and brighter and details (such as the ocean view) are much clearer

Which one makes the property look more impressive as a large lot horse property?   The first picture was actually taken from further away.  The second captures the impressive property with tack room and corral.

Our listing photo compared to the original listing photo

 Photos taken from the same location.  Look how much larger the backyard and pool look on the right side.  If you were looking for a big yard and a beautiful pool….which would compel you to go and view the home?

By The Numbers – Sotheby’s International 2019 Stats

Sotheby’s International Realty has long been one of the premier luxury real estate brands throughout the world.  The recently released 2019 stats make it clear that this powerful real estate brand continues to grow and dominate the luxury real estate market in the South Bay.  Contact top producing realtor Keith Kyle located in Manhattan Beach to find out how he can use the backing of this powerful real estate brokerage to use for you.

While Sotheby’s was already one of the most trusted and reputable brands in real estate, the company continues to increase what they have to offer.

Some of the very impressive 2019 stats include $114 billion dollars in overall sales, 1,000 offices in  70 contries, 34 million visits to (Sotheby’s International Realty website) which was 14% higher than 2018, and 41 of the top 250 agents in the country.

For our clients looking for a global reach and international exposure for their home Sotheby’s has offices in 70 coountries and 1 of every 3 offices is outside of the United States.


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