Ben Larson Real Estate Agent at Engel & Volkers LA South Bay

Ben Larson

Real Estate Agent at
Engel & Volkers LA South Bay

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  • Foreclosures
  • Luxury Specialist
  • Probate
  • Investment Properties
  • Vacation Home
  • Waterfront Specialist

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Agent Highlights

Ben is a top selling Torrance agent - having sold over 66% more properties in Torrance than the average agent.
Ben sells properties fast - selling more than 62% quicker than the average Torrance agent.
Ben gets the job done - completing more sales than the average Torrance agent by 7%.

More about Ben Larson

Ben works under Engel & Volkers LA South Bay. Ben has worked as a real estate agent for 12 years. Ben has sold 7.61x the number of single family homes as the average agent in the area. We have data on 60 of Ben’s transactions. He has worked with buyers 61% of the time, and has represented the seller in 24 recorded transactions. Here’s a little about Ben’s real estate experience: - Ben recently sold one home for $2,025,000. - Ben is skilled in fast home sales: he has listings that have sold in as little as 0 days. - Ben is a top dollar real estate agent. - Ben is a top negotiator: he consistently sells homes above their list price. Ben has completed 17 transactions in Torrance. HomeLight considers Ben a closer because he has sold 14 more homes than the average agent in the area.
Education

University of Illinois

Certifications

Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS), Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist (CPRES)

License Number

01746853

Ben Larson's Reviews & Ratings

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    • Mr. Ben Larson is very professional, very pleasant, polite, and veryknowledgeable all around as we had many questions during our homesales transaction. He never hesitated to answer our questions, wasalways helpful and punctual in all ways. We felt we were in the best ofhands in our dealing with him. We knew he had our best interests at alltimes. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a greatbroker.

      - Diana D.
    • Ben Larson was our realtor on both the listing of our home in Valencia,California and the purchase of our new home in the South Bay. I found that the level of professionalism and service that we received farexceeded our expectations. He kept us up to date in each stage of theprocess as we sold one home and purchased another. He was alwayseither available to take our calls immediately or return them promptly.Our sales transaction had a few issues due to problems with the buyerslender, yet Ben did a great job in overcoming the obstacles and gettingthe transaction closed. I have a great deal of experience in negotiatingcontracts as part of my business, yet I appreciated having Ben'sknowledge and expertise in handling the negotiations for us in these realestate transactions. I would highly recommend him!

      - Tim D.
    • The best way to describe my real estate working experience with BenLarson is to call him Ben. Ben came to my office in 2012, to presenthimself as a knowledgeable probate real estate agent. He was muchmore than that. From 2012 until 2014, when the probate/trust realproperty was sold, Ben was there to research and resolve the title andsale-ability issues of the property. He was there to continue and maintainthe communication with the trustees and their representatives. He wasthere as an honest and disinterested third party in regard to thecommunications, choices, and decision making processes between theselling and buying parties. He was patient and persistent in a kind andrespectful manner. He was there to present and explain the process andstrategy in the negotiation of the best price possible for the property toall the parties involved. He was there and available in the daily andweekly communications during the sale and escrow processes.In the thirty years of my involvement in the sale of probate properties ina situation where it could have been a complicated and time consumingprocess, it was the least stressful and most pleasant experience. Benand his team were competent, professional, and reliable in all the facetsinvolved in our particular sale to the point that we were able to step asidein confidence that the end product would be acceptable and it was.I would certainly highly recommend Ben Larson to individuals andattorneys as a real estate agent and am confident that he would doeverything in his power to render the best result possible.

      - Mary B., Attorney
    • Ben Larson has been my realtor on many probate estate sales. I alwaysknow exactly where we stand in the sales process. He provides weeklyupdates, and is always available to take my calls. He is great aboutkeeping the transaction moving along quickly. I have been impressed withhis knowledge of the probate court confirmation process. He does a greatjob negotiating the best price possible for the estate.

      - Erin D.
    • Ben was recommended by my attorney to handle the probate sale ofmy brother's house. He was a consummate professional in the handlingof the sale, and how he interacted with me during this difficult time. Hisknowledge of probate sales and assistance with making the house readyfor sale was top notch. Ben's exemplary negotiating skills were an assetas well, and I am extremely thankful for his support throughout the entireprocess. I recommend his services to anyone that is in the market for anagent!

      - Dean F.
    • I was referred to Ben Larson by my attorney Erin E. Dixon, to help mewith a probate estate sale. Ben, Erin, the escrow company and I workedtogether as a team. Ben was able to show and sale my late father's homewithin two months. The process went very well and Ben provided mewith email weekly updates on the viewings, offers, contingencies, andother issues. Ben did such a great job that he helped me understand thenumerous paperwork that needed signing and made it easy for me to doso anywhere I was located. Ben made himself available day and night andweekends. After the property went on the market, we had 7 buyers submittingoffers to purchase the property. We accepted the best offer, and to oursurprise, at the probate hearing there were overbids and we were ableto receive much more money for the sale of the property.Ben made the experience painless, fast and easy. I recommend him highlyand would say he is fair, resourceful and has lots of integrity.

      - Renette J.
    • I initially met Ben when I needed to find a broker to sell my father's housesince he had recently passed away. Needless to say, it was an extremelydifficult time in our family's life. From the very first moment I talked toBen on the phone and then met him in person, I immediately feltcomfortable. When a family friend gave us a referral for another agent, Iended up choosing that person instead of Ben. Boy, was that ever a bigmistake.I let Ben know and his response was nothing less than gracious andprofessional. He assured me that should I have a change of heart that hewould gladly take our listing over. In less than a month that the housewas on the market, it was clear to me that the "other" agent was notgoing to cut it. I ended up taking the house off the market and immediately contactedBen who was ready to step in with an active marketing plan! Hissuggestions to make several fixes to the house made sense and fit withinmy budget. In a short time, Ben was able to completely make the houseover and give it that buyer's appeal both inside and out! The entire "rehab" process went smoothly. Ben executed the plans andthe house make over project by utilizing his team of people. The resultswere dramatic and resulted in a much higher listing price than before! Ben is a professional! He is attentive to details, is prompt in answeringquestions and impeccable in his follow through. He also is a genuinelycaring person and is extremely personable. I know Ben will continue to succeed in all that he does! I give Ben myhighest recommendation to anyone who is looking for a top notch broker!When I am ready to sell our second home, I know he will be the one thatI call!

      - Olga S.
    • We used Ben to purchase a home in South Torrance. He was veryknowledgeable about the process and area. Ben guided us through thewhole process of drafting offers, negotiating them to get a good pricebut also get our offer accepted, then helped us through the escrowprocess. I would use Ben again and recommend him to anyone looking tobuy a home in the South Bay.

      - Steve R.
    • I had a probate sale to deal with. Ben handled everything so I didn't haveto think about it at all. Ben is very professional and knowledgeable. Ifever I need any help with real estate especially probate, Ben will be myfirst and only call.

      - Robert B.
    • Ben was not only very knowledgeable and friendly, but he was able tohelp me come up with a winning bid on a condo that had multiple offers.Then he worked hard to secure a successful reappraisal for me when thefirst one came in low. He made the sometimes stressful situation of homebuying much easier to navigate. I would definitely recommend Ben to anypotential home buyer or seller!

      - Karen C.
    • In our search for our first home in California after relocating fromConnecticut, we were very fortunate to have found Ben Larson of Peter'sRealty in Redondo Beach. Ben proved to be conscientious, professional,patient and thorough in helping us find and close on our home. We wouldhighly recommend Ben and have recommended him to others.

      - Deb B.
    • Ben was great to work with on buying our current home. He was verypatient with us during the search, and didnt put any pressure on us tobuy something we wouldnt be completely happy with. We felt like hetruly had our best interest in mind. Ben was very knowledgeable aboutthe market, as well as all contracts and the overall buying process. Wehad an issue in escrow that may have killed the deal if Ben was proactiveand quick to respond. Overall, I was very pleased with my experience of working with Ben and would recommend him anytime.

      - Harry P.
    • Ben went above and beyond to make sure I found the right house andovercame some tough obstacles during escrow. I bought a short saleand without Bens knowledge and expertise on short sales, I may nothave the home Im in today. He was a great agent to work with, andgave me the time and attention I needed when I had questions orconcerns. I felt that he was truly on my side and cared about whether Iwas happy with the home instead of just looking for a quickcommission. I have already recommended Ben to others and willcontinue to do so.

      - Mike B.
    • Ben is a great realtor and a nice guy! I bought my first house lastsummer and Ben made the whole process of looking, making offers,and getting through escrow a piece of cake. I had no idea where tostart; I only knew my price range. From there, he set up viewings togive me an idea of what the area had to offer around that range. Afterlistening to what I liked and didn't like about the places we viewed, hehelped me narrow my search to places that had the amenities for whichI was looking. When something new came up that he thought would bea match for me, he let me know immediately. Being a first time homebuyer, I knew little to nothing about the entire process. Ben took thetime to explain everything and was always there to answer anyquestions I had. After making an offer on my place, he continued toassist me throughout the loan process and closing of escrow helping meto get in my new house within the time frame I needed.

      - Stacy D.
    • Ben has good knowledge of the South Bay. He found us a great housewith a very nice harbor view in the South Shores area of San Pedro. Wewould definitely recommend Ben for professional and friendly service.

      - Kate M.
    • Ben helped us by our very first place (South Redondo) - and wecouldn't have asked for a better agent to work with. Not only is heknowledgeable and very helpful, but patient to a flaw!He literally worked with us for over one year, showing us more than100 homes - always accommodating our selfish/crazy schedule - andnever changed from his friendly and professional demeanor.We will definitely use Ben in the future. It can't possibly can't get anybetter than working with him!

      - Brian G.
    • We needed to move up in house size, but not in price. Ben was able tofind us our PERFECT home, get the deal negotiated and close the dealwith ease. I HIGHLY recommend Ben Larson, he is very professional,very personable, incredibly easy to work with and knows the south baymarket like no other agent!

      - Sally A.
    • He went the extra mile for us. & Do not judge him from the picture heis not 15. We purchased a REO and he walked us through the steps. Hemade it easy!

      - Armen A.
    • Ben is very personable, professional, calm and reassuring. He wasexceptional at guiding us through the real estate marketplace to find anew house to meet our growing family's needs. He was very adept atidentifying and understanding our personal needs and thus was able tomake our house tours very efficient; almost every property he showedus met our known criteria and even our intangibles. Exceptionallyknowledgeable about how to best negotiate an offer and to close thepurchase deal at a value that both compared well with comps as well assatisfying our desire to get a good deal. Absolutely no buyer's regrethere. Months after the close, our new neighbors are still a littlesurprised at what a good deal we got. The process of finding a newhome and actually closing the deal through the quick escrow was apleasurable and worry free event. Almost all of the credit goes to Ben and his support team at Peter's Realty. Thanks, Ben!

      - Jenny P.
    • Ben Larson with Peters Realty just helped us close our complicated deal.We were the sellers and handled our own transaction on the listing side (ForSale by Owner). Ben represented the buyers solely. He did a tremendousjob of keeping this deal together when it essentially fell apart when thebuyer lost her job a week before escrow was scheduled to close. We did not want to have to re-list the house and were looking for optionsto keep the deal alive. Ben and his team were able to successfully negotiatea Lease Option between us and the buyers. The buyers basically rented ourhouse while she was securing new employment, with a large deposit andthe intention to close escrow ASAP. We collected rent which helped offset our costs (since we had already moved to rental) while we waited. Theywere able to close within 90 days and we couldn't have been happier! Ben and his team showed how hard work, focus, and excellent negotiationskills can help save a deal when it looks like we didn't have any options. Ihighly recommend Ben for your real estate needs! Thank you Ben & Peters Realty!

      - Tom B.
    • Ben Larson was very helpful throughout the entire process! He worked with us to find out what were were looking for in the areas we wanted.He was very knowledgeable on the area and helped us get in to see thehomes we wanted. Once we decided we wanted to make an offer he wason top of it. He negotiated the pricing and our offer was accepted! Fromthere he and his team and Peters Realty took over. They worked with usand our lender on a daily basis to meet milestones. They communicatedthroughout the process to ensure everything was completed on time sothat we could close on our new home. I highly recommend working withBen Larson and his team at Peters Realty. I can see that the home buyingprocess can be stressful for some, but for us it was a great experience!

      - Adam W.
    • Ben was extremely professional & I have recommended him numeroustimes to friends & family. His local knowledge was a huge benefit & I willuse Ben again, next time his services are needed.

      - Miguel C.