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Nick & Camila Y.

July 17, 2023 I have been a resident of Palos Verdes for 44 years. Starting with high school (PVHS) and eventually moving back in 1998 when we purchased our first property in Lunada Bay. We met Steve and Antoinette through our daughters over 15 years ago. Steve became a trusted friend over those years and had assisted with industry connections to acquire a second property, a ranch in Paso Robles. Given our trust and respect for Steve’s deep knowledge of the local real estate market and his professionalism, we contracted him to represent us to sell our Palos Verdes home earlier this year (2023). We had an unfortunate issue with a plumbing leak in our house at the start and Steve had stepped up to help manage the remediation and issue management to ensure we quickly and properly resolved the damage to prepare for sale. His unwavering support, persistence and motivation got us through a stressful situation while providing contacts for repairs, offering best practice advice on how to properly address and document the entire process. Steve kept the ‘ball rolling’ while we were out of town to ensure we optimally timed our listing. Steve also provided a sound and practical listing price not simply based on comps but also evaluating the position and desirability of the property in the current market. Additionally, his team produced high-quality photos and VR images that perfectly captured the key values of the house and property. Prior to listing, Steve marketed to his network of colleagues in the area to build interest and prime the market. The listing was highly polished, professional and priced to attract attention while maintaining a high value. https://www.compass.com/listing/1716-addison-road-palos-verdes-estates-ca-90274/1293693523253596545/ The results of our property sale were fantastic. We received multiple offers within days and had secured a motivated buyer and deposit for the full purchase amount and an additional $500,000 above our asking price. The ultimate buyer moved quickly with an all cash offer and a two week escrow. The home appeal was so high that the buyer even purchased all the furnishings. Needless to say, we were thrilled with the ultimate outcome. Steve’s professionalism, persistence, deep knowledge of the market and dutifulness sets him apart from other real estate professionals and we highly recommend him.


Steve Smith represented us as our seller’s agent for a 2.4 million dollar home in Rolling Hills Estates and a 4.5 million dollar home in Palos Verdes Estates. Steve took care of everything from arranging all of the independent contractors (i.e., painters, cabinet technicians, stonework, etc.) and kept us updated throughout the whole process. Steve’s suggestions helped us get top dollar for both properties. I could call him on a Sunday evening and he would pick up my call or he would get back to my within an hour. Steve is amazing and we will continue to work with him on future projects.

Mary and Leonard K.

Seven years ago, in a seller’s market, Steve Smith helped us find a beautiful home in Palos Verdes Estates. He stayed with us every step of the way, and his understanding of construction as well as market conditions were invaluable. When we decided to sell the home in 2023, we selected Steve again. Economic conditions were not conducive to a quick sale, but Steve persevered, and got the job done. His marketing was very resourceful, and he was very reliable in showing the home. The help his wife Antoinette gave him provided the operational support that enabled him to respond quickly to potential buyers. Steve has great understanding of the Palos Verdes market, and we would recommend him to any potential seller in the Palos Verdes area.

Russel R.

Steve facilitated my 11th real estate transaction and it was by far the smoothest and most lucrative one to date. I decided to sell my multi family property in a strictly rent controlled area in the city of Los Angeles and from the very beginning of the process to the end Steve informed and helped me follow all applicable laws and regulations regarding tenants and owners’ rights with an emphasis on integrity and transparency. He pointed out the “do’s and don’ts” of such a transaction and helped me navigate through a rather complicated gauntlet of obstacles put in my way by the tenants (who were not eager to see the property change hands). Timing of the transaction was critical as I was doing a 1031 exchange and at no point did the deal stall or jeopardize that process. In fact, we sold literally at the peak of the market, received multiple offers and through the use of skilled strategies we outperformed the comps in the neighborhood by a substantial amount. The bottom line, Steve’s knowledge of how the market works and the rules to play by, his consultative approach and most importantly, honest and fair approach made my deal a win win for all parties involved. I look forward to working with him in the future and highly recommend him to anyone looking for the best!

Buyer & Seller

Steve Smith is the best realtor we’ve ever worked with. We have bought and sold 6 homes and have worked with 11 realtors. Steve Smith is the most knowledgeable, most conscientious, and most dedicated realtor ever. There’s never any doubt that he has his clients’ interest as his top priority. If you want to buy or sell a property in or around the South Bay, Steve is your best choice. He knows the market; he knows the best strategy; and he knows all the legal and regulatory details. We bought our house in Torrance, CA with Steve in 2000 and we sold the house with him in 2017. Within a week of listing, we had 6 competitive offers. We settled on the best possible offer above our asking price, which was higher than we ever could have hoped for. We successfully closed the sale sooner than we hoped for, too. We were already out of state at the time, so Steve handled all the issues to ensure a smooth and prompt closing. He kept us informed all along the way and was immediately responsive to all our queries.


This was my first home purchase. My husband had used Steve in the past and said he would not use any other realtor. For a first time homebuyer I was nervous. But Steve knew exactly how to negotiate with a seller who was selling for sale by owner. Steve completely had our best interests in mind and was able to get us the price we wanted. We knew the minute the front door opened that this was the house for us. Steve was calm throughout the entire process and of course I was a nervous wreck never having been through the process. Steve assured us everything was going to work out and it sure did. We are now the new owners of this absolutely gorgeous house with a view and a pool. We will forever be grateful to Steve and his wife Antoinette for making our dream come true possible. Steve also recommended the absolute best wood floor restoration person, the best gardener and pool service people. We love our new house so much. Thank you Steve and Antoinette Smith!

Kara G.

From day one, we knew we made the best decision of our lives. Steve walked us thru the entire process of selling our home. He made the best recommendations to improve our property to get it ready for sale. He even set up the appointments for the different contractors we used for the improvements. Steve was always available to talk to. He was never too busy to keep us updated on a daily basis. Our property was small, but he treated it like a multimillion dollar property! He is genuinely kind and caring. He is very professional and extremely knowledgeable. 200% satisfied! 200 Stars!


We have purchased two homes and sold one with the help and guidance of Steve Smith. He made us feel that our satisfaction was more important than the transaction. We greatly benefited from his decades of experience in real estate. His attention to the details (and there are so very many in buying and selling of a home) and his ability to truly listen to our budget and needs and wishes are the most valuable aspects to having Steve on your side. He is the only person we would turn to for our real estate needs. Thanks Steve! We love our new home

Erin G.

Steve is the best of the best. We have both bought and sold houses with him. Our latest house was the most expensive in our neighborhood at the time, and we were out of the country during the entire staging and sales process. He handled every single thing for us in terms of staging, repairs, cleaning, upgrades, inspections, and more. He is exceptional at attention to detail and does not miss anything. He is fabulous at negotiating, whether representing the buyer or seller. We would recommend him to anyone and we hope to use him again in the future.

Christina G.

Steve went above and beyond to help me prepare home for listing and we had two solid offers in first week and sold within two weeks. Being disabled made the process uniquely challenging for me and Steve helped fill in the gaps, scheduling etc. I've used Steve Smith for both buying and selling over the past 10 years and highly recommend Steve Smith. When looking to buy, Steve went out of his way in the rain to show many listings for our specific wants and needs and made the buying process a breeze.

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