Colleen has been a South Bay resident for 21 years living in both Hermosa Beach & Redondo Beach. Reflecting the mission of Caskey & Caskey and Associates to provide the service you expect and the results you deserve, Colleen’s attention to detail, patience, excellent communication and guidance throughout the home buying experience is what her clients have come to trust and rely on. She is a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago and has an extensive background in television and media sales. Her incredible work ethic and her positive personality are traits that lead to her ongoing success. Her expertise is sourcing the perfect property for every buyer within any budget and helping savvy investors realize the potential in projects.
Colleen brings over 15 years experience in the South Bay Real Estate market and has a celebrated track record as a Top Producer.
I recently had the pleasure of buying and selling homes with Colleen Hartley. It was a journey for me, one of those big events in life that you go through only every 10 years or so. Colleen accompanied me along the whole journey. The first portion of looking and finding the "it" house lasted 2 years! She then shepherded me through the process of buying and selling which, i,n the end and in stark contrast to the leisurely two years running up to this, took just 28 days. And Colleen was such a great asset to me and she functioned equally well in both environments -my 2 years of "looking and thinking" and the sky-high pressure of meeting seller escrow deadlines.
For the two years of research Colleen faithfully showed me house after house, listening to my rambling discourse as I worked through my ambivalence of where I wanted to live, what I wanted to spend, tear down or move in ready. She was never impatient and always supportive. Where do you get that kind of support these days? Well, you get it with Colleen. Choosing a new home is such a personal event. Colleen understands this. She embodies this herself. She takes the personal journey right with you. She strikes the balance just right of keeping professional clarity for you, and of mulling over personal concerns with objective, supportive remarks. She is very generous and thoughtful in every way. She loves her job, it's plain to see.
Colleen has my highest recommendation to anyone considering buying or selling a home. I could not have done any of this without Colleen. We had a lot of fun too because Colleen is a fantastic negotiator and she has the touch to make the right deal. She made the pressure fun and exciting! Wishing you as much success and fun as I had in your search for a new home with Colleen Hartley. You'll have a great time. Enjoy it!"
In helping us search for our new home, Colleen was dedicated to making sure we saw everything on the market the minute it became available. We received daily e-mails regarding potential new listings and follow-up phone calls on those that were particularly right for our profile. Colleen was consistently available at any time to help us see potential homes. She had the respect of other realtors in the area. Most importantly, she always seemed to be able to make the time for us so that we did not miss any opportunity, a key in this marketplace.
The home-buying experience can be very stressful. Colleen's fun yet driven attitude made the process enjoyable and calm. We could not have imagined any better process or result than we experienced. We highly recommend any buyer or seller hiring Colleen Hartley to represent them in the sale or purchase of their home. You will not be disappointed."
What I learned about buying a house is: it's BIG. And, it's so big that you want to make sure your realtor has "your needs" in mind.
For two years we had looked for homes with another realtor, a great guy, someone I really liked, but the bottom line was: two years of looking and being out bid ... we didn't have a house. Why? As much as I liked our realtor, I must admit I was feeling a little desperate for a home.
One day after our 3rd soccer game with 3 or 4 cranky, overtired, hungry kids in tow we decided to stop at a house that was for sale since it was on the way home and the window of time was closing in 15 minutes. Colleen was the agent on that house. I liked her immediately because she didn't try to "sell" me the house (in 15 minutes). She was a human being and not a salesperson. She was professional and sincere when asked questions. She asked if we'd be interested in getting on her email mail list. Ok, a different approach, an angle that kept the buyer informed and empowered.
We corresponded via email daily (and I mean daily) for about a month before something in our price range came up. As soon as it did she got us in immediately. We bought that house. And, she guided us through the process so well that even during the moments when it started to feel "to big'' I knew that our realtor was really good at her job and she would direct us to our next level of home buying. I can honestly say that Colleen handles business with ethics and she works so hard - never dropping the ball. After working with Colleen I knew why I didn't have a house for two years. I look forward to working with her again but I'm not sure I will because I love my house so much."
I would like to take the opportunity to highly recommend the services of Colleen Hartley. Colleen served enthusiastically as my real estate agent this year when I purchased my condominium. As a first time home buyer, my anxiety level was high and my questions were many. Colleen was not only professionally knowledgeable and skilled, she also went above and beyond to educate me on the home buying process and make me feel comfortable throughout the experience.
Colleen shows tremendous passion for her work and gives generous time and care to her clients. Making real estate a lifestyle rather than a job, Colleen makes herself readily available to clients (including holidays, I learned!). As long as Colleen is in the business, I will use her as my agent and enthusiastically recommend her services to my friends and family."
Colleen Hartley is a Real Estate Magician!
I believe Colleen is one of the top real estate professionals in the area because of her intelligence, hard work and incredible knowledge of the South Bay real estate market. But besides these qualities, Colleen brings something to the table that is arguably more important and certainly much more difficult to find ... compassion and a dynamic personality. Colleen makes an otherwise stressful and exhausting process fun. She wholeheartedly shared in my excitement and she truly was a partner throughout every step of my buying and selling journey. Her willingness to "be there" when I needed her and her incredible accessibility are unsurpassed in this business. Colleen's hard work, market knowledge and fun, supportive personality impressed me so much that I did not hesitate to seek her out when I was ready to sell and buy again."
I was very impressed with Colleen's ability to keep our best, and often changing, interests in mind during our search. Her persistence and patience was very much appreciated in a market as crazy as this one. Her daily emails updating us on the market was invaluable, as was the fact that she was responsive and available on short notice. I found it refreshing to work with someone who really loves what they do. Colleen's enthusiasm made the frequent car trips quite enjoyable. I will continue to highly recommend Colleen Hartley to anyone looking to buy or sell a house in the South Bay area."
Our sale transaction was one of the biggest decisions we have made for so many reasons. We don't even want to Imagine what it would be like If we didn't have someone experienced and "on top of things" at the helm.
We realize Colleen does so much work behind the scenes which is why our transaction went through flawlessly. She really made us feel like we were her only clients even though we knew we weren't. Her focus on OUR needs is clearly the reason for this. Colleen always listened to what was important for our family and consulted us the whole way through."
Two years! We spent 2 years looking for a new home by ourselves. Big mistake! Too small. Too narrow. No view. Too far south. Too far north. Everything was just wrong ... until we started working with Colleen.
Within 2 weeks of signing on with Colleen, she found us the perfect home. Colleen sat down with us to work up the offer for our dream home. She spent hours with us making sure we were both comfortable and realistic. But wait! Our home was not on the market. We couldn't buy the new place without selling our home. We sensed disaster and it should have been but not with Colleen on our side. Anticipating just this, she had everything ready to go, house staged, photos taken, brochure done up, for sale sign on order. So, at the mere push of a button ... our house hit the MLS within hours.
As I sit here writing this from our new house, I smile to think of all we went through and how we wouldn't be here if it were not for Colleen. Throughout the entire process, I felt as if we were her only clients. Every step of the way her advice was right on target and her poise unbelievable. No one else could have guided us through the process with more patience and knowledge than Colleen."
We were house hunting for a couple of years with another agent and were always outbidded and two steps behind. Through two recommendations from my co-workers who bought and sold with Colleen this summer, we decided to give her a call. Within less than 24 hours of meeting Colleen, we bought the very first house she showed us. By leveraging her network contacts, Colleen worked her magic and convinced the selling agent to sell us the house, one day prior to going on the market. Colleen made sure every detail was covered and our offer was the most attractive among the many that was also presented.
We were so impressed with the smooth purchase transaction, that we also asked Colleen to represent us in selling our home. To no surprise, the sale of our home was also a pleasant experience. Colleen took great pride in "staging" our house and took care of all the little details. She worked her magic and got us top dollars with multiple offers and we left our old neighbors with the highest comparative price for our block. Colleen has always displayed a high degree of professionalism, integrity, responsibility, and she is extremely thorough. She is strategic in her approach and always has the clients' best interest in mind. In addition to her wonderful positive personality, she is a warm and giving person."
We are happy to give the highest recommendation of Colleen Hartley! Should you be lucky enough to have Coleen represent you as a buyer in a transaction, be prepared to have any and all negative stereotypes you may have held against realtors completely shattered and just enjoy the ride.
Colleen excels at her job. She will tirelessly search and preview property until she finds you just the right property and will not continually bother you until then. Once you have found your dream home, she will then be your most ardent advocate until she secures you the best possible deal. Then, if you let her, she will assist you in ways that you thought reserved only for friends and family. She will help you pick out carpet, shop for furniture, recommend any type of service you may need, take out your trash, run over on an early Saturday morning with a key because you can't find yours and provide coupons for moving companies."
I highly recommend Colleen Hartley as realtor. No matter how busy she was she always made me feel like I was her favorite and most important client. When I had a request, she was attentive and responsive. No request was too big or too small. I also knew she was always looking out for my best interests. She took the time to get to know me and what I was looking for in a home and was always honest and upfront with me. She is a true professional who puts her clients' satisfaction as her first priority."
We had a great experience with Colleen's service and the peace of mind that results from knowing you have a strong ally working on your side. We were impressed with not only her excellent negotiating skills, but with her extreme fairness to all perspective buyers. We could not have asked for a better partner during what could have been a very stressful situation Our only regret is that we did not yet know Colleen when we purchased our new home."
Meeting with Colleen Hartley made my home search easy. Colleen really took the time to get to know me as a person. She understood my budget (cheap), time frame (not in a hurry, but if it is a good place, I will move quickly), and type of place I was looking for ( at least two bedrooms, two baths, and an office). She was patient in my search, showing me multiple listings, and never made me feel that if I didn't like a place that I had wasted her time. Colleen was always willing to go out with me whenever my schedule permitted and showed me a property as many times as I needed to feel comfortable in making an offer. I worked with Colleen for over a year looking for the right place. Colleen Hartley goes above and beyond most agents. I could have never have done any of this without Colleen. She is tenacious, an absolute professional, and very kind. I will absolutely use her in again and can assure anyone interested buying or selling their home, they are making the right decision in choosing Colleen Hartley as their agent."