Here is what Lynne’s clients are saying:
(Don’t know why, but Lynne just can’t get enough of this page!)
I’m not one to write reviews, but in this instance, I must. We simply could not have asked for a better experience in the home buying process, and we have Lynne to thank for that. Our little family had taken our time in deciding to dive back into the real estate market, so our list for our “forever” home was a tall one: brand new, large yard, excellent schools, a very specific aesthetic, etc. etc. And Lynne delivered on all of the above — and then some. During our home search, she spent weekends driving around with us…sharing nuances about neighborhoods, cautioning us about things to avoid, giving us the rundown on all the plusses and minuses of specific schools, and naming each home we saw with our little boys so that we could remember one from the next. And when we found the home that we were quite certain was the one, she became our tireless champion. She battled for us on pricing, brought in a meticulous inspector, dealt with issues between builder/neighbor/city, made herself available day and night for questions and updates, and worked with the seller’s agent and our lender to ensure that we closed on time (within 30 days). And as I write this (2 weeks after close) she is facilitating the completion of our after-move-in punch list (all those little things you can only catch when really living in a home). In short: we adore her. And needless to say, would recommend her to anyone even thinking about buying or selling a home. As would my boys, who now affectionately refer to her as Auntie Lynne.
The Maul Family (Molly, Brehan, Cal & Jack)
1543 E Palm Ave, El Segundo, CA 90245
Lynne was one of the best real estate agents we have worked with over the years, bar none! She was extremely positive even though I know that we were a complete pain in the “you know what”. We were constantly challenging her ability to find us a house that would meet our narrow expectations and she was diligent in finding this solution. Once the escrow process started, she remained engaged with us and with the Seller always finding a way to better our position in the transaction while being a steady voice in answering our every changing questions and issues. I can clearly say that without Lynne’s help, diligence and expertise we would still be without a house that we can now call our home. Truly exceptional agent.
– Home Buyer, Rancho Palos Verdes, 2016
Lynne is truly a gem of the South Bay. We were lucky enough to be referred to her early on in our home search process. We were initially looking to rent, but ultimately decided that buying was a better option. Lynne was fully on board with whatever route we wanted to take and completely accessible and responsive yet never overbearing. Her negotiation skills, persistence and patience were a necessity throughout this process and we ended up getting the home we wanted so desperately as a result of it. I cannot say enough good things about Lynne. She also has incredibly strong relationships throughout the real estate community which served as a tremendous benefit for us. Highly recommend Lynne if you’re looking to buy in the South Bay!
– Home Buyer, Hermosa Beach, 2015
Knows everyone and everything about the South Bay. Worked not only to get us the house that we wanted, but then used her connections to transform it into the home that we needed. She is the consummate professional that will take major time-consuming items off your plate while always keeping you in the loop.
-Home Buyer, Hermosa Beach, 2015
Lynne did an excellent job advising and getting us ready to show our house. The staging was great and the process was really smooth. She’s very attentive and responsive and her energy was fantastic.
– Home Seller, 2014
For our first home purchase, we could not have asked for a better agent. Lynne expertly walked us through the entire process quickly and efficiently – while navigating the particular peculiarities of the South Bay market with ease.
My wife and I were impressed with how she managed the nuances and the personalities of the parties involved to make sure counter-offers and requests were successful.
Lynne is also fluent in Spanish, and was able to converse with the different trades who were estimating repairs – this allowed us to have a clearer understanding of what exactly was going to be involved so we could make a more informed request for repairs.
Home buying is not easy, so we definitely appreciated how we were able to get a hold of Lynne day or night. She deftly answered our questions and helped us move to the next step.
In all, our home purchase took 26 days from the day we started looking, to the day we closed – we can thank Lynne’s professionalism for making that happen – and we can thank her enthusiasm and friendliness for making those days as enjoyable as possible.
– Home Buyer, 2014
Lynne Lear is a genius. That was in fact the most commonly spoken sentence in my family during the mere month it took her to get my house ready to sell, put it on the market, field five offers and manage a bidding war, with the end result of the house selling for a quarter of a million dollars above its asking price. Throughout the process I didn’t have to do anything. She got bids for painting, selected colors, met the painters and all other workers to let them in and supervise, brought in a great handyman, staged the whole house herself so it was absolutely beautiful, kept in constant communication with me about the details so nothing slipped through the cracks, and much more. Her energy and expertise are nothing short of amazing. She also helped me buy my new home, and again her attention to detail and negotiating skills led to the sellers selecting my offer from several they had, and made the whole process (which can cause one to drown in details) very smooth and stress-free. Lynne is the best!!!
– Home Seller, 2014
Lynne Lear represented my wife and I in the purchase of our new home in Manhattan
Beach. The competition for the home was fierce and the market crazy, but Lynne worked her magic and her relationships (crucial) to land us the home. She knows the local market, knows the players, and knows how to negotiate. I highly recommend Lynne if you are looking for an honest, professional, and highly skilled broker in the South Bay.
– Home Buyer, 2014
Anyone can tell you that Lynne has tons of experience and knows Manhattan Beach like the back of her hand. However it’s her other attributes that make her her a one-of-a kind realtor and ‘ a must” for your team.
Lynne’s people skills are extraordinary. That, of course, translates to good negotiating skills, but more than that, she’s very intuitive, reads in between the lines, and can work successfully in any situation. I believe I was the successful buyer of my condo (multiple offers) not just because I came up in $$$ but because Lynne established a very good working relationship with the listing agent . You will not only immensely like her, you will want her to be your best friend! I wish her boundless energy was contagious!
I should mention that my condo is not in Manhattan Beach — but Lynne vigorously studied and threw herself into learning all the ins and outs of buying property in Playa Vista. She now knows Playa Vista like the back of her hand too.
– Condo Buyer, Playa Vista, 2014
Lynne was fantastic throughout our entire experience of finding, negotiating, and closing our home purchase. After working with us for many years Lynne found an off market listing of a home being built and was able to seamlessley walk us through the entire proecess. She was insightful in all aspects, patient in her interaction with us, and responsive whenever we needed additional education, insight, and color. I would highly recommend Lynne, especially as it relates to navigating the Manhattan Beach/Hermosa Beach landscape, where being decisive and deliberate is a skill one should require from their realtor. Overall a wonderful experience and I couldn’t have asked for anything more.
– Home Buyer, 2014
My husband & I were both first time home buyers who had no idea what we were doing and Lynne helped us throughout the entire process. She was able to help us find the perfect home for our family at a very reasonable price. Lynne was always available to answer any questions we might have and we had a ton! My husband & I couldn’t have asked for more when finding Lynne as a real estate agent and we would use her services again if needed in the future.
– Home Buyer, 2014
Lynne was incredibly helpful to us in a tough market. She was extremely knowledgeable of the inventory and had a great understanding of our needs. She steered us away from the wrong properties and helped us hang out for the right one when it came along. She had great vision for what the potentials were in certain properties and helped us get accepted when the time was right. Her upbeat attitude helped us navigate easily through the escrow period and now we are in a great home.
– Home Buyer, 2014
If you want to buy in Manhattan Beach, you have to use Lynne Lear. Lynne has unique connections which allow her to show you homes before they go on the market, which was the case with the house we bought. This gives you a great advantage as a buyer, and in many cases, is the only way to buy a nice home in Manhattan Beach. She is tireless in working to promote you as a buyer and to gain acceptance of your offer. Furthermore, once the offer was accepted, Lynne is incredibly knowledgable about the escrow process and facilitating getting a loan done and being able to close on time. She always responded quickly to questions we had, by text and email. We cannot recommend her highly enough.
– Home Buyer, 2013
A great broker who really goes all out for the buyer and seller. She knows the area and all of the available listings and intuitively matches homes to people. She has a vast network of ready buyers looking for homes in the area and facilitates a rapid closing. Plus, she is one hot mama…
– Condo Seller, 2013
Lynne did a tremendous job for us. She had to navigate many different twists and turns with this deal, as I live in Texas and the property was in the South Bay. She pulled in the necessary resources to get the deal done! If there were six stars, she would have earned them all. She was readily available to talk and discuss strategy and next steps throughout the process.
Lynne was recommended to us by a friend who she successfully listed and sold their residence and found their new home as well. What else can I say, she gets the job done!
– Home Seller, 2013
Lynne is the consummate real estate professional. She knows her market inside and out, she is well-connected in the community, she’s a skilled negotiator, and she gets deals done. She’s also responsive to her clients and great with the documentation/follow through piece. Perhaps most importantly from a buyer’s perspective, she’s an “off market” specialist who knows what’s new on the market before it hits the MLS. I would highly recommend her to any seller or buyer, regardless of the price range of the property involved. Great job!
– Home Buyer – 2013
I could not have asked for a better experience than I had with Lynne Lear. Our house was not the easiest to sell nor the most expensive, but she jumped in with guns blazing and did everything she had to to get it sold and for a price we were more than happy with. Lynne is the rare kind of RE salesperson who genuinely loves what she does and lives by the motto “think outside the box!”. She came up with fantastic solutions to problems–financial and emotional–that arose and did it calmly and with humor. Most important, she is the most ethical person I know. Lynne is as good at working with a buyer as she is with a seller. I bought my house through Lynne and then she sold it. There is no question that we will buy our next house through her as well.
– Sold a Single Family home in 2011 in Manhattan Beach, CA.
Lynne helped us buy a new house and sell our old house. The short review is that we recommend her to everyone.
On the new house, we weren’t exactly ideal clients- we gave her some tough requirements and my wife and I didn’t always agree on what we wanted. (I didn’t even want to move so I was less-than-cheery) In spite of that, she found us a great deal that was exactly what we asked for. Unfortunately, it was clear that there would be multiple offers. Lynne figured out what our offer should be and handled the negotiation flawlessly. After the offer was accepted, she handled everything to get escrow closed (inspection scheduling, etc.). I did not expect this follow through but it made our lives much easier.
We did things a little out of order and bought a new house before selling the old one. Needless to say, we were in a hurry to unload our old house which happened to be located in a market with too much inventory. Lynne did a great job of generating traffic and getting it sold. We ended up beating the average time-on-market for the area and feel like we got a good deal.
One final thing is that she has her phone with her everywhere. There was not a time that we couldn’t reach her for questions or help. Given the stress of buying and selling a home, it was great to have constant access when we needed it.
– Bought a home in 2011
We had a great experience working with Lynne. Lynne has developed a very strong network in the beach communities and her ability to utilize her network was instrumental in getting our house sold. We were then able to buy our dream home and we definitely could not have done it without her.
– Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $1.05M in Manhattan Beach, CA
There is no better agent than Lynne Lear!! I make commercials and movies and I come from an industry where you make things happen. Lynne has that same approach, with a work ethic and warmth that pleases both parties. She makes her clients a top priority in her life. She went above and beyond what any real estate agent would do. Lynne was on it day and night, always available, never taking the easy way out. If it wasn’t for Lynne Lear, this incredible opportunity would have been lost. Her perseverance, hard work, and devotion to every little detail is astounding. She got us the best deal, saved us money and protected us from a lot of head aches along the way. What a gem! Anybody would be extremely fortunate to have her as their agent. Warren and Dana Kushner
We have worked with Lynne on two separate transactions, and in both instances, we found her patient, resourceful, responsive and tireless. She makes the process of finding a home fun and unintimidating. We were also impressed with her ability to creatively navigate and solve problems that arose along the way. Most recently, my husband and I were looking for a home in outside of Manhattan Beach. Lynne took it upon herself to quickly master the area and connect with its top agents. In a very short time, I felt Lynne knew the area as well as agents who have been selling homes there for decades. Lynne is a savvy agent, who always has your best interest in mind. I enthusiastically recommend Lynne Lear to all of my friends.
– Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Manhattan Beach, CA.
Lynne Lear is a fantastic agent and helped us to find a great house in Manhattan Beach. Lynne is a very knowledgeable, professional agent who has a great sense of value, pricing, and the overall real estate market in the beach area.
Her attention to detail and knowledge of the closing process helped it to move along smoothly. She definitely goes above and beyond what is expected from an agent.
We have and would recommend her to anyone selling or buying in the South Bay area.
– Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $1.525M in Manhattan Beach, CA.
First Time Home Buyer:
We met Lynne at an open house and she got us right away. Lynne was there for us at every turn. As a superb professional, she worked very closely with us in every step of the transaction. We found not only a lovely agent, but a lovely friend as well. I would recommend Lynne as your agent and you should consider yourself lucky.
Hanna McCafferty, Manhattan Beach CA
Real estate transactions, like life, rarely seem perfect. That is why we were so pleased that Lynne represented us on the sale of our home. She wore many hats during our sale process – decorator; marketer; an affable, well-connected, and knowledgeable salesperson; legal “expert”; psychologist; and a grand master chess player. From start to finish, she was responsive, responsible, optimistic, realistic, and a supportive friend. Thank you, Lynne!
Christine Daviduk, Manhattan Beach
Corporate Relocation Buyer:
Lynne Lear worked tirelessly to determine our needs and to find us the perfect home in this cross-country move for a family of four! She is a true professional, bringing her years as a business woman and her wide base of real estate experience to the table. Lynne is also “grace under pressure,” adeptly handling the myriad of issues and personalities that are part of any residential purchase and sale. We were not only expertly represented, but also well cared for by Lynne. Lynne says she loves her job and it truly shows in the individual attention she gave us in this seemingly monumental move!
Charlotte Gesten, Manhattan Beach
Lynne Lear, you truly are appreciated, a joy to work with, and a 1st class real estate agent I recommend without hesitation! I wanted to work with an agent who buyers would enjoy meeting when they walked thru my home. I wanted to work with an agent who would care, support, and direct me thru any surprises and challenges. From a spot on competitive market analysis, to beautiful home staging, with brilliant marketing, and polished negotiating, Lynne Lear sold my home in 4 days! I might add with multiple offers at or above my asking price and thousands over the zestimate on Zillow!
Jody Studnicka, Redondo Beach CA
First Time Home Buyer:
Lynne, we can’t thank you enough for all of your help wih the house. We just LOVE it. We really made the right decision and YOU made it happen for us. We’re so glad we had you every step of the way and you will always be our realtor and our friend!
Adam and Chloe Bloom, Westwood, CA