Dennis Hartley Real Estate Agent at COMPASS - South Bay

Dennis Hartley

Real Estate Agent at
COMPASS - South Bay

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  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Investment Properties
  • Relocations
  • New Construction
  • Luxury Specialist

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Agent Highlights

Dennis sells properties fast - selling more than 60% quicker than the average Redondo Beach agent.
Dennis gets the job done - completing more sales than the average Redondo Beach agent by 8%.
Dennis also has Townhome expertise - working with over 87 more townhomes than the average agent.

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More about Dennis Hartley

Dennis is a licensed real estate agent in California and is currently COMPASS Real Estate. Dennis's coverage area includes Redondo Beach, Torrance, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Lomita, Rancho Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Rolling Hills Estates, Gardena, Lawndale and Hawthorne. HomeLight ranks Dennis as one of the top 1% of agents in Redondo Beach. Dennis was born and raised in Torrance, California and has lived in the South Bay his entire life. He began his real estate career shortly after receiving an MBA degree from California State University in Long Beach. With over three decades of experience, Dennis has the answer to any real estate question. His clients describe him as calm, thoughtful and dedicated. Dennis has helped nearly 1000 families buy or sell real estate and in 2019 was ranked as one of the 100 top RE/MAX agents in the United States. His emphasis on customer service has resulted in numerous sales awards and many satisfied clients.

MBA - California State University Long Beach

Other Certifications



RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement, RE/MAX Hall of Fame, RE/MAX Top 100 in United States 2019

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  • Dennis listed and sold my home

      Very professional

    • Let me preface everything by saying this first - If you don't have Dennis as your realtor, you are already at a disadvantage! We bought and sold a house with Dennis so I will speak about both experiences separately.Selling our home - Dennis made our house look beautiful. To the point where my wife and I started to think why we were even selling this place? He took care of everything and many times went out of his way to make things easy for us. He worked with our schedule, was never pushy and always put us first. We got multiple offers (over asking) after just one open house! Due to some unforeseen issues with the buyer we fell out of escrow. Dennis got us right back into the game and we got more offers on the house right away. Throughout the escrow period, Dennis was always there to answer my calls and texts. He is extremely knowledgeable and always gave sound advice. My conversations with him were always candid, friendly and informative. Buying our home - We were trying to buy a house in a very tough market and its fair to say that we wouldn't have got our beautiful house without Dennis. There were multiple offers on the house and there was a bidding war. Dennis assessed the situation brilliantly and made all the right moves to get us our house. We had some challenges during escrow with the appraisal and loan but Dennis and his team kept everything on track. I highly recommend Dennis to anyone looking for a realtor. The home buying and selling process is cumbersome and stressful. Dennis will steer you in the right direction and take away a lot of stress for the process. He is driven by a motivation to serve his clients and making their dreams come true. He will not push you to take a bad deal - in fact, many times he rightly stopped me from considering a house saying that it was not the right fit for my family. I called him 'Houdini Hartley' because he makes magic happen! Thank you Dennis for everything!

      - Salman Ilyas
    • Dennis was very professional and has a vast knowledge of the real estate business and of the Golden Hills area in particular. He made the entire sale of our property both quick and easy. He also was diligent to keep us updated and informed throughout the process. I would highly recommend Dennis to anyone looking to sell or buy a home in the Golden Hills area.

      - James Graham
    • Dennis got us everything we wanted: he negotiated hard, helped steer us through the red tape at every stage, was a local expert for the Redondo Beach area and above all, got us the house.

      - Matthew Dale
    • Dennis Hartley seems to have his finger on the pulse in Redondo Beach. He was very pleasant to work with. He gave us some great advise and out of the box suggestions on how we could purchase a house prior to selling ours. By following his advise, we purchased our dream home. His network of Realtors he works with got us a all CASH buyer for our home which made our transaction seamless and less stress to deal with. We did not even have to list our property on the MLS. Dennis' personality is very calm easy going which helps during a dual transaction. He is up to date with technology like using docusign which makes everything time efficient. I would highly recommend his services. He also has some great people he works with like inspectors that are very good and truthful.

      - Michelle O'Brien
    • My husband and I relocated back to Southern CA 2 1/2 years ago. We have done two transactions with Dennis Hartley since then ( bought one and sold one.). The experiences both times were so satisfying and enjoyable that we wish we could do one traction with Dennis every year. When we recently sold our house, Dennis (1) advised on the preparation work to complete, (2) arranged the helpers for the work, (3) advised on the listing price, and (4) helped stage the house. It took us about a month to get the house ready and we received multiple offers in a week with almost every offer exceeding the listing price. We attribute the success to Dennis' extensive market knowledge and experiences, his attentiveness to details and his exceptional skills in home decoration. We would definitely recommend Dennis to family and friends. He may come across as a laid back person. In reality, he is truly a 24/7 guy. He is always there for us whenever we need him. To us, he is a good listener rather than a big talker, the kind of person my husband like to do business with. Give Dennis a call if you are looking for someone to help you. You will not be disappointed.

      - Alice Su
    • Dennis is an excellent knowledgeable agent. He guided us through the entire selling process. We had a couple of unforeseen circumstances come up along the way, but Dennis stayed calm and reassuring and helped us resolve all issues. He helped us in every aspect from beginning to end and answered all our questions patiently. He assisted us every step of the way from staging our home for viewing to recommending someone to fix small details around the house to negotiating with the buyer. He had a buyer for our home within a week of being listed at over the asking price and the entire process was less stressful than I ever expected thanks to Dennis. I would definitely recommend working with Dennis, we trust him. His experience and knowledge are invaluable, his advice was always on the mark and everything went so smooth that we were surprised at how fast escrow closed and we were done in a month. He is the best. If we ever have to buy or sell a home in the future we would definitely work with Dennis again. Thank you, Dennis!!

      - Mariella Flood
    • Having done over a dozen real estate transactions in the last dozen years, I can say Dennis is the best I've worked with. He knows the beach cities both the real estate and the community of buy and sellers and he uses that knowledge not only to market the home, but to help with decisions in preparing the house for sale in a cost effective (return on investment) fashion. He also knows how to work the listing and offer process to maximize the sale price. In my case he assisted with finding painters, installers, handymen, and picking colors and which fixtures to replace and with what. He listed on a Thursday and by Monday we had 4 very solid offers, one above asking. The only downside is that with a frantic market, he very busy, still he got the job done and quickly.

      - Dave Kalian
    • My husband and I chose Dennis as our real estate agent based on the recommendation of friend who had worked with Dennis on several transactions. This friend of ours is a very tough customer and we figured if Dennis impressed this particular friend, then Dennis must be very good at what he does. And, indeed, he is. Dennis came to our first meeting -- before we signed an agreement with him -- very well prepared with a comprehensive overview of the market as well as strong rationale for the potential listing price of our home. He is very well networked and had a strong offer on our home before it was even listed. He connected us with greatly skilled, fair-priced resources to help us make needed repairs for the sale. Equally, as he represented us while we looked for a new home, Dennis was very attentive to our needs and made sure we saw the latest listings in our search areas and always made himself available to view homes with us. One thing we really appreciated was the fact that Dennis never pushed us to consider spending over what we said was our budget (something we've experienced in the past). He simply sought to understand what was most important and appealing to us and spent his efforts trying to get us what we were looking for -- and he did. We're now moving into a home that is exactly what we said we wanted including location, size and price. This entire experience left us with the impression that Dennis is very trust-worthy and genuine. Absolute straight-shooter. Very professional. We would definitely recommend him and plan to use him again.

      - Sandie Brilliant
    • Dennis is one of the most professional agents I have been fortunate enough to work with. He has incredible follow through, attention to detail, and communication skills. He helped me sell my Playa Del Rey home and made sure that the sale went off without a hitch. He is extremely trustworthy and reliable. I recommend him without hesitation.

      - Chevy Burton
    • You will not find a more capable and robust real estate agent than Dennis Hartley! We started out not knowing the market, so Dennis educated us on lots of necessary details that allowed us to comprehensively explore our every option. We looked at houses from El Segundo to Rancho Palos Verdes. He was always patient and comprehensively informative. Denniss style is professional, experienced, and authentically engaging. He is a sharp listener, never pushy, and extremely patient. We talked together for almost 3 years before we pulled the trigger. We both sold our house and purchased a new house with Dennis. The whole process was very smooth and there were no surprises. Dennis was honest and accurate with his feedback. He was never anxious or avoidant of the necessary difficult conversations. Dennis Hartley can solve any real estate problem. He is full of resources, including where to purchase items and commercial and private workers of all kinds. He has a sophisticated eye for staging, which we are certain increased our final sale price. He worked well within our budgets of both preparing our old home for sale and our new home purchase. His negotiation skills were fair and accurate. When there were issues on our end, and there were several, he was very emotionally supportive and offered a range of solutions that always worked! Dennis Hartley is very timely in his responses. At every turn, Dennis went above and beyond expectations. Even after the purchase of our new home, Dennis sent a friendly email asking how our remodel was going and extended his help if there was any need. We are 200% satisfied with Dennis Rockstar Hartley and would definitely recommend and call on him for all our future real estate needs.

      - Shannon Mayeda
    • Dennis helped us simultaneously buy and sell houses in Redondo Beach, as we downsized. This was a stressful period and he was always available and calm. He showed us about 50 houses to help us determine what we wanted in a new home, and the results of both the sale and the purchase were very satisfactory. I would recommend Dennis without hesitation for any South Bay transaction.

      - Jim Swartout
    • Dennis helped us find our new home as we moved from the east coast. We had little (to no) local knowledge, a tight timeline, and very specific needs. Dennis was professional, responsive, and resourceful throughout the process. This made our experience smoother and easier. Beyond the actual service, however, we really appreciated Dennis' disposition. He was patient, considerate, and genuine. While any experience such as this is bound to be stressful, Dennis made a stressful transition just a little easier. I would highly recommend working with Dennis.

      - Riaz Ali
    • I have known Dennis Hartley for over 20 years and he has been our realtor in 6 real estate transactions throughout the years (both buying and selling). In all cases, Dennis demonstrated unmatched professionalism, dependability, and honesty and he always delivered excellent results. Dennis takes the time to truly understand his clients needs and his low-key, low-pressure style immediately puts everyone at ease in what can often be very stressful situations. Dennis is extremely adept at navigating the complexities and unexpected twists that are often faced in today's real estate transactions. Dennis is also able to bring to bear his broad network of complimentary services (financing, staging, cleaning, repair, termite, etc.) that are often required to successfully complete a real transaction. Dennis is very knowledgeable about the South Bay real estate market, in particular, having done business here for many many years. Dennis is a true class act and we look forward to working with him again on our future real estate needs.

      - Alan Lang
    • Dennis Hartley is the penultimate professional. From staging to advice on next steps we felt in great hands through the entire process. We can't say enough about his knowledge and calm cool and collected demeanor. Dennis is simply fantastic.

      - MJ Garcia
    • Dennis is a real treasure. My wife and I were on a very short time-table to buy a house in what (ironically) had become a real sellers' market. Dennis is VERY familiar with the entire South Bay area and was able to target homes that made sense for us. He was patient with us as we slowly learned the realities of bidding in this market, and worked his magic to connect us to sellers who were just right for us. Ultimately, we got an amazing home for a decent price and felt like we maintained our integrity through the whole process. I highly recommend Dennis Hartley and would use him again in a heartbeat.

      - Chris O'Neal
    • I can not even express how grateful we are for Dennis's help in selling our home. He guided us through the entire process, assisting us in making the best decisions for our family and sold our home very quickly. He is definitely the best out there! Thanks Dennis!!!

      - Beth Salazar
    • Looking for an agent who isn't afraid to get his hands dirty? Who has specialized in the South Bay for longer than I have lived here (over 20+ years)? Want an agent who is going to: * tell you when you need to offer more to get the house you want? (but I chose not to when it got higher than I was willing!) * Offer to help you stage your house when you're selling? * Come hang pictures and re-arrange furniture * Help arrange and meet workers when you are painting or preparing your house to sell * Buy plants and physically plant them in your yard to prepare it to list * Play middle-man in selling and buying furniture from the other owners? NO detail seems too small or too large for Dennis, if he doesn't have an answer or referral (i.e. a roofer to replace red-clay tiles), he will offer to find one! Dennis goes above and beyond, is a great multi-tasker who will give you lots of attention - when needed. He is very responsive and his integrity is top-notch! I have purchased 3 and sold 2 homes in the south bay using Dennis. I highly recommend him!

      - Theresa Lang
    • Dennis Hartley recently helped us sell our old house in Torrance and buy our current one in Palos Verdes. We were extremely pleased with his service on both transactions. He is a top notch professional with integrity. He is patient and low-key as well as experienced, knowing how to get the job done in stressful situations. For example, we needed to have a non-working jacuzzi drained after inspection at the new house before we could get funding on our loan. Time was of the essence, so Dennis brought two hoses and drained it himself rather than having us wait days and have us pay someone to do it. He is dependable, honest and delivers excellent results. He's also easy to talk with and quite fun! You will be happy you chose to work with Dennis.

      - Joannie Jorczak