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By The Hoffman Murphy Team | Agent in Hermosa Beach, CA
  • A Simple Checklist for Walkthroughs!

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Redondo Beach, Rent vs Buy in Redondo Beach, Home Ownership in Redondo Beach  |  August 11, 2014 1:47 PM  |  29 views  |  2 comments

    Buying a new home can be frustrating – unless you have a team on your side! The Hoffman Murphy Team has years of real estate experience, and love to assist all homeowners in purchasing their dream homes!


    When you find a home you love, there are some things you can do which ensure there are no repairs to be made - before you make an offer.


    • Check several vents throughout the home and make sure the air conditioner seems to be working properly.
    • Ring the doorbell to make sure it works.
    • If there is a gas fireplace, switch it on!
    • Bring something you can plug into outlets (for example, your cell phone charger), and check a couple of outlets to make sure they work.
    • Open and close some windows to make sure they seal properly. Check for tears in the screens.
    • Look under the kitchen sink, bathroom sink, and around windows for signs of mold.
    • Turn on a couple of faucets throughout the home, allowing them to run for a couple seconds. Ensure the hot water works correctly, and check for dripping faucets after you turn them off.


    If you are thinking of moving to Redondo Beach, or would like to receive more information on selling or purchasing a home in the South Bay, call the Hoffman Murphy Team at 310-939-9393.

  • No Pressure! A Client Testimonial From A Recent Buyer!

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Redondo Beach, Rent vs Buy in Redondo Beach, Home Ownership in Redondo Beach  |  March 10, 2014 9:23 AM  |  231 views  |  No comments

    As a buyer, we are so happy to hear when you are satisfied with your new home. Receiving great testimonials, such as the one below, is the best part of being a real estate agent! If we have recently helped you purchase or sell a home in the Redondo Beach area, Hoffman Murphy invites you to write a testimonial on our services. If we haven’t assisted you in your home search or with selling your property – contact our team today at 310-939-9393 to schedule an interview!


    I would like to personally thank Danielle and team for your continued professionalism.  Ever since we met Danielle on day 1 at an open house at the start of our house-hunting search, we couldn't resist, but take a card.  We didn't have a real estate agent yet at that time, but there was something about Danielle in her professional demeanor, the way she made us feel so at ease without the selling pressure, and her continued outreach to us to share with us what she knows about the area and the market, that we did not even contemplate the idea of any other agent after our first visit.  Immediately, Daniellle created trust.  We were comfortable, and positive that she will be our agent, and we are right! 


    Thank you Danielle!  It has been a pleasure working with you, and we couldn't have done this without your guidance and responsiveness to all our questions, and inquiries.  We love working with you, and hope that things will continue to flourish in your career, and experience. 



    Thea and Mark

  • Sold Our Home In ONE WEEK!

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Redondo Beach, Home Selling in Redondo Beach, Rent vs Buy in Redondo Beach  |  September 27, 2013 1:35 PM  |  340 views  |  No comments

    Another great testimonial from two of our past clients – thank you John and Karen! If you have used our services, we’d love to hear how we performed for you. If you are looking for a realtor in Hermosa Beach or Redondo Beach, don’t hesitate to call us today at 310-939-9393.

    Karen and I would like to sincerely thank you for your outstanding services you and your team provided in selling our house - you SOLD it in a week.  This is the second time we have utilized your services and we have been very pleased each time with your professionalism and with your personal attention to every step of the process. 

    Your team worked tirelessly to have the house ready from painting, staging, termite inspection, fumigation, closing escrow, etc.  Our experience with your team has changed our view on how a property should be marketed. 

    It was a pleasure to work with a professional team and agents like you.  Should I need the services of a realtor in the future, your office will be my FIRST choice and we would recommend HMT to anyone who wants peace of mind, to know that the sale of their home would be in excellent hands.


    John and Karen

  • Hoffman Murphy Team Does Their Homework – A Client Testimonial

    Posted Under: Rent vs Buy in Redondo Beach, Home Ownership in Redondo Beach  |  August 23, 2013 12:29 PM  |  397 views  |  1 comment

    We love to receive testimonials from our clients – both buyers and sellers alike! Here is one recently received from a past seller.


    I live in New York and had to sell my Uncle's home after his death.  I found the Hoffman Murphy Team from one of their mailings and was impressed enough to meet the Team.  They had done their homework on the neighborhood, the value of the house, and the unique aspects of a probate sale. 


    The Team had a marketing plan that would maximize the value of the property, given that the house was a "teardown".  Being from the South Bay area, they know all the builders and routinely meet with the other real estate companies.  The plan worked, as we got more than the asking price and the property was sold in less than two months. 


    After our initial (and one and only) meeting, all the paperwork was conducted through email using a unique program that allowed me to electronically sign all the documents.    Throughout the sale, Sue and Marie were always available keeping me informed of the status of the marketing, negotiations, and sale.  They even were able to refer me to legal help for the probate issues as well as help with a difficult insurance problem.  Carol made the escrow process go very smoothly.  The proceeds arrived in the bank account as promised. 


    I would definitely use the Hoffman Murphy Team again and highly recommend them.





  • Easy To Work With From Another State

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Redondo Beach, Rent vs Buy in Redondo Beach, Property Q&A in Redondo Beach  |  July 13, 2013 6:48 AM  |  466 views  |  No comments

    At Hoffman Murphy, we love hearing how our team helped our clients! Here is a testimonial we received from a recent seller!


    I just wanted to say thank you to my "Team" for selling my Uncle's house in record time.  It was a pleasure doing business with all of you and you made everything very easy to do from New York.  Next time I have a house to sell in California, I'll definitely come back to you!


    Thanks again,


  • We’ve got your next home!

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Redondo Beach, In My Neighborhood in Redondo Beach, Rent vs Buy in Redondo Beach  |  June 19, 2013 2:25 PM  |  426 views  |  No comments

    Sue Murphy, Marie Hoffman, and the entire Hoffman Murphy Team currently have several homes on the market throughout Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach.

    138 Harkness Lane, Redondo Beach


    Spectacular Mediterranean townhome lives, breathes & looks like a single family home. 5 bedrooms/3.5 bath w/no common driveway. Stunning travertine floor invites you into a chef's dream kitchen. Gorgeous granite counter tops, stainless over sized fridge, double oven are fantastic for entertaining. Formal dining room, living room & large family room (both w/fireplaces) opens to beautifully landscaped south facing yard. Enjoy the built in jacuzzi, stainless grill & fridge wrapped in stacked stone. Walk up the extra wide staircase and note cathedral ceilings in every room. Master bedroom suite has everything you need. Romantic fireplace, high ceilings & open views. Indulge in a personal spa day in master bath w/oversized soaking tub and spacious shower w/dual shower heads & double sinks. Large walk-in closet w/custom shelving finish off your wish list. Four oversized bedrooms (one w/it’s own private bath) complete the upstairs. The awesome oversized garage has wood roll up door, triple layer apoxy flooring & plenty of storage space including laundry area plus 2 parking spaces & a stamped driveway. Go green and save green. Recently installed solar electricity system makes electric bills a thing of the past. This fabulous home w/AC is pristine and a must see!

    518 S. Guadalupe Ave., Unit 1, Redondo Beach


    Great location west of PCH! Walk to the beach, Riviera Village, Redondo Pier and many great south Redondo Beach restaurants! This spacious townhome has two huge master suites, each with its own bathroom, huge closets and doors opening to a private balcony - ocean breezes all night long when you live this close to the ocean! The light filled living room features gleaming hardwood floors and a cozy fireplace, and opens directly to the formal dining room large enough for holiday entertaining or even an office in the corner! Sliding doors off the living room and the dining room both open to outdoor living areas to enjoy the ocean breeze and salt air! Plenty of space for a cook in the remodeled kitchen with granite counter tops and a sunny breakfast nook! This townhome in an A+ location is the front unit of three units, and it has an attached two car garage with a direct entrance to the home. Laundry is easily accessible in the garage. Perfect floor-plan in a perfect south Redondo Beach location - you won't want to miss out on this one!

    727 Esplanade Unit 305, Redondo Beach


    Breathtaking Panoramic Ocean Views! This highly sought after building is Spectacular Riviera Shores Oceanfront Condo is steps from the walking and bike path and beach access from the complex. Perfect for entertaining with remodeled Gourmet Kitchen including granite counters, custom cabinets, newer appliances and a built-in refrigerator. Bathroom has floating sink, glass Abalone shell-look floor, limestone shower and wall. Also in 2004 dual pane Fleetwood Commercial sliding glass doors with custom window blinds in living room and dining room, dual pane windows with Plantation Shutters in master bedroom and installed custom shower doors in both bath. Both bedrooms have Walk-in Closets, 2nd bedroom has an open wall with views of the Ocean & can be used as den. Dishwasher and hot water heater replaced in 2010. Secured Building with intercom entry & gated parking. View Romantic Sunsets from your sofa or deck! No need to preview - it will rent itself!


    Call the Hoffman Murphy Team today at 310-939-9393 for more information on these or any property currently for sale or rent throughout Redondo Beach and its surrounding areas.

  • Thinking of renting or selling? If you have questions, we have the answers!

    Posted Under: Home Selling in Redondo Beach, Rent vs Buy in Redondo Beach, Property Q&A in Redondo Beach  |  June 7, 2013 1:31 PM  |  450 views  |  No comments

    Selling your home, or placing it for rent, can be very difficult. Depending on the circumstances involved, you may not really want to place you’re home for sale or rent – but don’t have a choice due to a job loss or medical reasons. Our listing specialists at the Hoffman Murphy Team want to make the entire process easy on you, and make it as painless as possible.


    Before making the ultimate decision to sell or rent your home, be sure to sit down with a real estate agent and discuss any questions you may have. You might want to get information on how they plan to sell or rent your home, what websites or other marketing will be used, and even how many homes they have sold and/or rented throughout the last year. These and all questions can give you a really good feel for how your relationship will be with that realtor, and if he/she is the right match for you and your situation.


    We encourage you to interview several real estate agents, until you find the one that will work the best for your personal situation. You want a realtor that you feel comfortable talking to, and know your questions will get the answers they deserve.


    If you would like to interview the Hoffman Murphy Team, we invite you to give us a call at 310-939-9393, or visit our website. We would love to answer any questions you may have, and help lead you in the right direction towards the sale or rent of your home.

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