Spare Us the ABOUT Page

Most folks don’t care that much, but at some point you may meander into this “about” page to find out who put this all together. As you can tell, we do most things differently… But with some things, we have to do the standard stuff, so you can decide if you even want to consider calling us.

John Caliendo

Listings by the Beach: REALTOR John CaliendoJohn is currently in his 24th year of being a full-time REALTOR®. For 17 of those years, John has sold at least one home every six weeks (i.e., it’s not a hobby). That track record got John inducted into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame {insert golf clap here}. John’s sold up to $8,650,000 worth of real estate in any given month.

Why should you care? Because John knows stuff, lots of stuff, to help you make better decisions when buying or selling a home. For example, he’s been invited to present to the Manhattan Beach City Council as an “Expert on Market Values”. John’s discreet too. He’s worked with several high-profile celebrities and athletes, and never shared stories or called paparazzi. But he’s also worked with many first-time home buyers at the entry level tier of inventory, steadily guiding them through the process. To stay current with inventory and market values, John attends Broker Open Houses each week. He networks locally and has a long-standing reputation of integrity and ethics. In short, you should care because John’s a pro (and no, he didn’t write this about section).

The Famous Guarantee

WE WILL NOT

Disappear on you…
Take shortcuts…
Have others contact you…
Pressure you…
Sell your information…
“Sell you”…
Be cheezy…
Anger you…
Send you junk…
Call for no good reason…
Disappoint you…
Harrass you…
Be lazy…
Lie to you…
Limit you…
Cause you regret…
Annoy you…

WE WILL

Be available on short notice…
Handle the details…
Protect you…
Enlighten you…
Look out for you…
Keep you updated…
Work hard for you…
Fully explain documents…
Negotiate effectively…
Be organized…
Have foresight…
Educate you…
Care for you…
Follow-up with you…
Be detail oriented.
Be consistent…
Be accountable…
Be responsive…

What Clients Say

It took 2 years to find the right house but John stuck with us. John is very knowledgeable about the area and was able to give us valuable information on all housing questions. He is always quick to respond to text and emails which was very important to us. John’s negotiating skills were very helpful and when we finally were under contract he continued to help us with the closing process. John gives 100% and is very honest and trustworthy.

 

Diane & Scott C.
South Redondo Beach, CA

John is very professional and knowledgeable in his trade. He is easy to work with and gives fair and honest assessments of housing prices. I thought he did a fantastic job is helping me buy my first home.

 

Eddy Y.
North Redondo Beach, CA

John has a lot of energy and knowledge about selling and purchasing a home. He was very patient and thorough with us as first time home buyers and I think we literally went around to four or five areas as far as Long Beach to the South Bay. We felt comfortable throughout the entire process when buying our home. He even ended up finding a home for my Mom as well when she was moving from Chicago to Manhattan Beach, helped her transition to the new area. Three years later John sold our house for us in a week, highly recommend him.

 

 

Kara & Dustin G.
Manhattan Beach, CA

Excellent, very thorough, honest, easy to get in touch with, informative. What more can I say…definitely recommend using John as your realtor. He helped us search for a home for 9 mos. He was always very prepared and very knowledgeable. Has a great reputation among other realtors in the area  so the delay during escrow didn’t create a problem

 

Drs. Ed & Virginia C.
Manhattan Beach, CA

John sold me the perfect home! I have worked with a few realtors , and I tell you I was about to give up on looking for a home. John was referred to me by a co-worker, when I met John, I showed him a list of what I wanted in a home, and he said, then that is what I shall look for. He did not show me homes that did not meet my standards, or try to show me homes over my limit. I was very pleased with John, I would highly recommend John to anyone looking for a home he is a Great Realtor. He is prompt, honest, & very professional. I thank him so much for finding me the perfect home!

 

Carrie D.
Redondo Beach, CA

ONE of the best there is in the south bay, and has been for 20 years! you couldn’t ask for a better professional period. John has sold many properties for me and has found many that I have brought. He has work with my wife who also a agent for over twenty five years.

 

Sandra S.
Manhattan Beach, CA

John was quite knowledgeable the economics of housing market and local housing market. I recommended him to few of my friends when they needed to new house in Los Angeles area from out of town. He was very soft in nature and good negotiators. Every time we need him during the house hunting, re  responded promptly. He immediately caught our favorable house style and floor layout and he concentrated to show houses similar to what we favored. Very sensitive. I strongly recommend him.

 

Mike S.
Redondo Beach, CA

I am writing you to say thank you for the job you did in selling my homes in Torrance, and in Redondo Beach. My husband and I felt that you went way above what we expected from a realtor to market and sell our home. You were able to sell our home in Redondo Beach for way above what we were told our asking price should be from another realtor. Then when I needed help to sell my home in Torrance (on my own this time) I felt that from start to finish I could depend on you to take care of any problems that came up in a timely, competent and professional manner. I would recommend you to anyone and if I have the chance I definitely would use your services again. Thanks again.

 

JoAnn
Torrance, CA

John is an experienced realtor that takes time to understand your needs. Very patient through our entire process of looking for homes. Gives honest assessments of properties ,nd locations which were very helpful in our decision making. Stays on top of all necessary requirements needed at all stages of the purchase. Highly recommend him and especially for new buyers to the area.

 

Jing & Henry C.
North Redondo Beach, CA

We have worked with John four times over a 10+year period and have been satisfied every time. When my daughter and husband were newly married and looking for their 1st home in PVE he was their agent. My son-in-law knew the area but we did not. John was patient and spent time just educating us on the whole PV peninsula. It seems like we saw everything that fit their desires and budget over a year long process. But the good news was they found the PERFECT house. Ten years later they are still in the house and still love it! Next John worked with my husband and I when we decided to buy a second home in the Beach Cities to be closer to our granddaughters. Again he was patient and spent time explaining each city and its feel. It took time, we looked at a lot of home but narrowed the search to Redondo Beach. Finally we found the perfect 2nd home for six years. When my husband retired we decided to sell both homes and move to PV. This time John would help us with the selling of our beach home and the buying of our dream home. Again John was patient and showed us many properties. Again we found our perfect dream home. (we did not downsize) We have spent the last 3 years, entertaining guest in our beyond great home. John and everyone he works with are great and professional He makes buying and/or selling as easy as possible. He handles your every need, concern, issue or problem. WE WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM IF YOU WANT SOMEONE WHO IS PATIENT AND KNOWLEDGEABLE AND WILL WORK WITH YOU UNTIL YOU FIND THE PERFECT HOME FOR YOU!

 

Cathy & Larry C.
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

No pressure. No gimmicks. Just a professional, prompt, straightforward, honest, experienced, patient, calm, humble yet incredibly knowledgeable, and well connected real estate professional who actually cares about his clients. Took nearly a year looking for our first home. Went through numerous listings and open houses. Never once felt rushed. Finally found a home that we both fell in love with in a great area with our awesome neighbors. John took care of everything from the search to the close of escrow. We highly recommend John!

 

Byung & Sung C.
Redondo Beach, CA

I worked with MANY Realtors before I met John so you may classify me as a difficult client. John was so easy to work with and so knowledgeable that I felt completely at ease and secure and therefore was much less difficult. He knows the areas, knows what to look out for and never pushes his  opinions. He’s an easy personality to get along with and he knows his craft – I highly recommend John to anyone looking to buy or sell.

 

Anne Marie L.
North Redondo Beach, CA

I am a licensed industry professional but have always utilized the skills of John Caliendo to represent me in many transactions over a long period of time. His knowledge of the local market as well as his expertise in handling every type of transaction from multi-unit to individual home sales has made each deal a good experience with a positive outcome. In every deal John utilized his excellent negotiation skills to get the best deal for both sides and was responsive to anything that would put the sale at risk. I highly recommend using John Caliendo to represent you in a real estate transaction whether you are the Buyer or the Seller it will be an excellent experience.

 

 

Susan S.
Hermosa Beach, CA

John helped me sell my Mother’s condominium and I could not be happier with his help, his professionalism and his attention to every detail along the way. He made the entire experience easy, smooth and with explanations so I knew exactly what to expect and when to expect it. I would recommend John Caliendo to anyone buying or selling their home in the South Bay. He is knowledgeable on all aspects of the sale, the local client and the needs you may have. He is an all star all the time.

 

 

Kathryn H.
Torrance, CA

When I was purchasing my first home, a colleague recommended John Caliendo. As a buyer, John was extremely helpful in guiding me closer to what I was really looking for (I had some definite requirements) and how to be a good buyer (e.g., make the right offer the right way). He was always a step ahead of everyone else. A few years later, when I sold my first home, I knew who to call – John was the only choice. He gave us all the tips to maximize our sales potential for the house. We didn’t waste time on tasks we didn’t need to do and we focused on the ones that would be most beneficial during the sale. Top notch, and we did great in the transaction. Bottom line: super experienced, ultra knowledgeable, mega efficient, totally pro. He’s pleasant to work with, and most importantly has been doing this for so long he has the right connections & experience to work for you on either side of a home sale.

 

Scott H.
South Redondo Beach, CA

John found me my dream house, and then helped me to navigate the buying process in a highly competitive process. He stuck with me for a year while I perused the market, always offered his opinion and was available on call no matter what. i could not recommend him more to anyone who wants to end up on the winning side of a competitive market. He will be my first call with any future house hunting or selling. John will also help you keep your sense of humor during this crazy process. If you do not have one, don’t worry, John has enough for everyone.

 

Matt & Christina D.
Redondo Beach, CA