Testimonials

I felt like I was his only client

Buying or selling a home can be a very stressful experience, but not when you have Ed MacLaughlin representing you! I'm so thankful I was introduced to him by friends. He is extremely professional, knowledgable, customer service oriented and a great negotiator! I felt like I was his only client when I've worked with him, but I know that isn't the case.

He has an extensive network and seems to be "in the know" of everything in the market and was able to advise me of properties he thought might be coming to market that I could preview if interested.

I can't recommend Ed enough if you're thinking of buying or selling in the South Bay! He really makes the process of buying and selling as smooth as it can be. I will only call him for any of my future real estate transactions!!!
 
Angela K.

Selling a home should always be so smooth

Selling a home should always be so smooth. Ed sets the bar high for other Realtors in the area. His professionalism, marketing know-how, and overall cool, collected and confident demeanor allows for peace of mind and every transactional detail checked off accurately and efficiently. We're grateful for his help and have referred many to him in appreciation of what he did for us.
 
Natalie D.

Ed is on the pulse in Real Estate. 5 stars!

Ed picked up the phone quickly, answered all my questions, followed up with a text and contacted relevant people I needed to speak with. Ed is on the pulse in Real Estate. 5 stars!
 
Kate W.

Friendly, Professional, Experienced, and Diligent

You hire a realtor to guide you through a crazy, stressful experience. They should be an expert, detailed and aligned with your needs. Ed was exactly that.

I was getting married in six months and wanted to explore selling my condo. My thoughts were that I would need to get my popcorn ceilings scraped, install hardwood and make other improvements. Of course, the dollar signs scared me.

Ed came in to do a survey and informed me that I should immediately put my home on the market as-is. He was educated enough on the local market to know that there was a surplus of buyers and limited inventory. Aside from "de-cluttering," I was able to go straight to market. And.... my place had multiple offers within the first weekend on market! Thanks to Ed, my condo was put on market at the right price, at the right time. In fact, I got more than list for it.

Ed is friendly, professional, experienced and diligent. Thank you Ed. I highly recommend Ed to anyone. It's no wonder he keeps winning "The Best of the South Bay" awards.

 
Nichole B.

He is a Delight to Work With

I found Ed on Yelp and could not feel luckier. He went above and beyond what I could expect from any agent and made the process as painless as possible. He is a delight to work with and demonstrated professionalism, knowledge, and patience. You could not do any better than to select him to represent you.
 
Jill L.

Ed is one of the best

I've been in the real estate business for over 20 years, and I've worked with many agents. For over 12 years, Ed has been a top-producing agent, and we've worked together on many projects. He's knowledgeable and dedicated to his clients' interests. I would recommend Ed Mac to anyone who wants a professional, caring agent and a smooth home-selling and home-buying experience. Ed is one of the best, and "Best of the Beach 2013 and 2014."
 
Michael B.

Highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a house

I thought that the process of buying a home was going to be difficult and stressful, but having Ed removed a lot of that pressure. Ed is very easy to talk to and super easy to reach. Ed is a professional and I highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a house.

Being a hands on kind of guy, Ed gave me some space in the beginning to figure out which houses I wanted to see, but then was aggressive in getting out there to see them with me. After I found the house I wanted and we made an offer, there was some heated negotiation with the seller over the price at the eleventh hour. Ed was my intermediary the whole time and helped me feel comfortable. I would definitely go with Ed again if I'm ever in the market in the South Bay.

Alfred W.

Ed spent late nights and busy weekends helping us, and we couldn't have done it without him.

We want to post this to let you know how pleased we were with our first home-buying experience with Ed MacLaughlin.

We started the whole home-buying process without a lot of knowledge, but Ed walked us through putting together a portfolio, how to read and make an offer, and how to persevere in a competitive market. The manner in which Ed presented us complex information was made easier by his relaxed, but professional approach. He gave us ample time to ponder offers, but also helped us to understand the need for being prompt.

We made several offers prior to closing with our current house, and each offer we made was the right price for us, even if our offer wasn't accepted. By the time we made an offer on our current home, we knew it was right for us. The home we are in now is PERFECT, and we are so pleased with the outcome.

Ed spent late nights and busy weekends helping us, and we couldn't have done it without him. We would highly recommend him to anyone who is in the housing market, especially in the South Bay region.

Yolande M.

He did a great job on my behalf

Ed worked with me when I purchased my condo and I thought he did a great job. This was my first purchase and he made me feel comfortable walking me through the process to both help me understand what to expect as well as how to proceed.

I purchased a short sale and I felt he did a great job on my behalf and I am very happy with outcome. I would definitely recommend him as your realtor.

Gary V.

Professional

Ed is a professional realtor, give him what you want and he will show you what you like. He is updating me for any new and that's fantastic.

Thank you Ed.

Ahmed B.

Ed can help you find what you're looking for

Ed is always friendly, honest, and reliable. It's clear from working with him that he is very familiar and experienced with buying and selling property in the South Bay. Without a doubt, Ed can help you find what you're looking for and help you get what need!

Sumner B.

Loyal and trustworthy

Ed MacLaughlin is a loyal and trustworthy human being, regardless of sales, profits, and wealth. Very admirable trait in this area of town !

D.H.Q.

We wouldn't have been able to buy this home without his invaluable help

Ed offered us listings for over 5 years: patiently showed us numerous properties, and answered many questions; before we found a home in Manhattan Beach. He represented us well in the buying process. We wouldn't have been able to buy this home without his invaluable help.

I highly recommend him as a Realtor!

John M.

The transaction was smooth and pain free because of Ed

Ed walked me through the rocky terrain of home buying in an up market. When it came time to sell my home in a down market, his expertise and knowledge in South Bay Real Estate softened the blow of reality. We had an open house and accepted a gracious offer that day. The transaction was smooth and pain free because of Ed. Thank you again.

Marianne O.

By far the most considerate, conscientious, and extraordinary realtor

Ed is by far the most considerate, conscientious, and extraordinary realtor that I have ever interacted with in the market. He is a true professional who stands behind his word and follows through on all that he promises. He is mindful with your time and he puts 110% into everything he does. If you need an amazing realtor, business mind or a good friend Ed is your man. He remembers the little things and he makes an impact without being pushy or presumptive. He is the only person I will ever use to buy or sell my home.

Lesley A.

Honest, hardworking, very personable

Ed is the best! He takes the time to listen to what you are really looking for in a house and searches diligently for it. He is not pushy and is willing to take the time with you to make sure you are getting the right place for you!

He is honest, hardworking, very personable, AND he keeps in touch with you and doesn't drop you as soon as he's made the sale. I highly recommend Ed for your South Bay real-estate needs!

Carol B.

I was able to sell after only being on the market for 12 hours

Dear Ed,

I just wanted to thank you so much for all your help with my recent real estate transactions. As everyone knows, buying and selling a home can be very stressful, and you made it as smooth as possible.

I specifically wanted to thank you for the pre-screening you did of potential homes.I gave you a list of very specific, very discriminating needs for my new home. I was very impressed by your ability to sort through all the homes on the market and only show me ones that met my criteria. And I was amazed that you were actually able to find so many that fit.

Of course, it goes without saying that the home I ended up purchasing is absolutely perfect! Although I only moved in two months ago, I can't imagine living anywhere else.The location and amenities are ideal, and I know I will be happy there for a long, long time.

I also wanted to acknowledge how well the sale of my old house went. The facts that I was able to sell after only being on the market for 12 hours and for so much more over asking price are testaments to your abilities as a real estate agent.

I also appreciate all your efforts in the inspection/request for repair process. Your knowledge and expertise helped that along considerably.

Now that I´m getting settled in at the new house, I hope you´ll come by to see the changes I´m making. Like I said above, I plan on staying in this house for a while so I´m sorry to say I won´t be doing business with you again soon. I will recommend you to all my friends though.

Take care,

N.M.

I highly recommend Ed MacLaughlin and his team when anyone needs either local or even an out-of-area

I spoke to Ed regarding a referral for an agent out of the area. In addition to reviewing how his referral process works, Ed also offered welcome advice on how to best go about selling a property out of the area.

Ed and his office contacted and screened candidates promptly after our discussion. They sent me qualified agents with the professional questionnaire information completed from each interview. Because of Ed's efforts, I knew that each one of the referrals was better than merely asking friends in the area where I needed an agent.

I highly recommend Ed MacLaughlin and his team when anyone needs either a local or even an out-of-area agent. The expertise and business practices he utilizes instills confidence in each client.

Sincerely,

Julia A.

You made buying our first home a pleasurable, easy and painless experience

Dear Ed,

Thank you so much! You made buying our first home a pleasurable, easy and painless experience. Your professionalism and knowledge of the real estate market gave us a feeling of comfort throughout the entire home buying process.

I know we had many questions throughout the entire process, and you delivered results beyond our expectations.I have already recommended you to many of our friends and will definitely be calling you with our future real estate needs.

We truly appreciate everything you have done for us and without your hard work and long behind-the-scenes hours we couldn´t have it done it without you!

Thank you,

Jason & Sanam F.

Dedicated to your goals and needs

Buying a home is a tremendous undertaking. The emotion from just the change itself is enough to rattle anybody. The anxiety of choosing a home...the right home..., managing my career, filling out truckloads of paper work, shutting off, turning on, cleaning, moving, and still having time for my friends and family... ...HELP!

I could not have expected more sincere, honest, dedicated help than I received from Ed MacLaughlin. My best interest became Ed's. My worries became Ed's. My tasks became Ed's. My demanding, sporatic schedule was always happily accomodated by Ed's.

In a nutshell, my comfort was Ed's underlying principle, always. It was incredibly obvious, and very important to me.

As a first-time home buyer, and now happy home-owner, I am grateful to have had that kind of help and strongly recommend his services to anyone in need.

Sincerely,

Matt S.

Very enjoyable experience

I would just like to take a moment to tell you about the very enjoyable experience I had while purchasing my new home.

I had the pleasure of working with Ed MacLaughlin whose manner and knowledge I found very comforting.Mr. MacLaughlin's professionalism gave me the confidence I needed to decide in which property to invest.

This was a major endeavor for me, and I consider myself very fortunate in being able to purchase a home in my price range and in my desired area.

I am very grateful to Mr. MacLaughlin for assisting me in accomplishing this.

Rest assured that I will refer your agency and Mr. MacLaughlin when ever possible.

Sincerely,

Priscilla H.

Your patience and perseverance met our needs well

Dear Ed:

Our family and myself again would like to extend our gratitude for placing us in a home that we are proud to own and functions well for our needs. I know it was a trying endeavor for all parties to achieve satisfaction.

There was many a time when we wanted to throw in the towel, especially in a highly desired area with very low inventory. Your patience and perseverance met our needs well.

Thanks to you we did not miss the opportunity to be in a nice quiet neighborhood.

Closing was not the nightmare we experienced with our last purchase where the realtor basically abandoned us upon signing documents.

The location, within a very short walking distance to schools, has taken a huge burden off Merian. We no longer have to worry about the children in heavy traffic on the street at our prior residence.

Even though our acquaintance was happenstance, I believe in personal references. I can honestly say that I can recommend your service to others without reservation.

Thank you and the best of luck in your career.

Sincerely,

Randy, Merian, Jackie, Justin and Jillian D.

Your follow-through on our behalf has been exceptional

Dear Ed,

Thank you for all your help with the recent purchase of our second home in Hermosa Beach and for your diligence in following up on so many details for us.

Because we were out of the country for much of the time between making the offer and the closing, we had to depend on you and Eileen Guldstrand to move things along in our absence.

We know that the seller side of the transaction was difficult, as well, because the sellers had moved to Canada, and we were dealing with a relocation company. Through it all, you were patient and professional, and we never doubted that you would make it happen.

We also appreciate that since the closing you followed up closely on the details of the remaining repair items. Your follow-through on our behalf has been exceptional. We really appreciate that you definitely did not walk away after the deal was done.

In short, this was a good experience, largely due to your efforts.

Sincerely,

K.F. & L.F.
 

Great Communicator

Ed was really great to work with. I'm very particular in what I wanted, and liked to talk it out. He was a great listener, and then when directly asked, gave a opinion to direct me. He's really good at reading people. A really good friend recommended him, and it worked out really well.  

The absolute best is he's a great communicator. Every moment of the day he answered.  He responded to text, emails, phone calls without hesitation.  This is crucial in this tough market.  Houses are sparse with 10+ offers on each place, and you have to be fast.  I was preferring a woman, but she didn't respond as fast as Ed, and because of that, I went with Ed. 
I would recommend Ed to any of my friends if they need an agent.
 
Dana P.

Ed is an asset to any team, family, or client with real estate needs or desires.

I have known Ed MacLaughlin for over 15 years. We met through mutual friends and colleagues and he has been a great friend as well as a wonderful resource for me. Not only is he well versed in his excellence and knowledge in his field of real estate, but he goes above and beyond the regular steps to get things done in a timely, professional, extraordinary manner. I recently relocated my office space, and Ed was willing to spend time to make sure the contracts were in place for me. Ed primarily focuses on residential real estate, he also is quite knowledgable in commercial real estate as well. Ed's team and office staff that he works with is courteous, punctual, and will do what the client needs to feel at home and completely at ease with any questions they may have.

Ed is also a master at networking and has lead BNI groups which I have partaken in and enjoyed seeing his powerful leadership abilities. He has time and time again referred me in my business to families with children for piano lessons. His high work ethic shines in his ability to help so many people with their real estate needs and networking needs alike. No wonder he is simply " THE BEST " again winning the honor of BEST OF THE BEACH nominations across the South Bay.

Ed is an asset to any team, family, or client with real estate needs or desires. I highly recommend you seek Ed for all of your real estate questions in the South Bay. You will be very, very happy! :)
 
Emily B.

His attention to detail, local knowledge, and diligence is second-to-none.

Ed is amazing! His attention to detail, local knowledge, and diligence is second-to-none. At the time we were first time home buyers and he made the process extremely smooth and painless. I would recommend Ed every time!
 
J.F.

Anyone is Lucky to Have Ed as a Realtor.

I met Ed on an Open House showing and told him I have been looking to buy a house for the past 5 years. I've seen over 40 listings with no success.
 
Ed took me to see 2 properties, I liked both. He put in an strong offer for me but well below the asking price, which I thought was risky. But in the end he got me the house, at an amazing low price, and on top of that he managed to get a little extra towards termite.
 
I have to admit I didn't believe this was possible but he got it and I am a very happy home owner. in just 30 days we closed escrow.
 
He guided me through the process with patience and professionalism.
 
Anyone is lucky to have Ed as a realtor.
 
Claudia T.

Ed went above and beyond to make our property purchase go through last year!

Ed went above and beyond to make our property purchase go through last year! He took our needs into account, was patient, then executed our deal flawlessly. I highly recommend him to all.
 
Since our purchase he has remained available to answer questions and offer insight on the local property market too.
 
John M.

Very professional, reliable and friendly. Highly recommended.

We were looking for a house for almost 8 months. Each week reviewed a lot of houses with Ed. He was always available and extremely patient. Gave us a lot of valuable advice. In the end we found a beautiful house and Ed was very helpful when we were closing the deal. We were looking for a house for almost 8 months. Each week reviewed a lot of houses with Ed. He was always available and extremely patient. Gave us a lot of valuable advice. In the end we found beautiful house and Ed was very helpful when we were closing the deal. Very professional, reliable and friendly. Highly recommended.
 
Zack R.

REFERENCES

If you would like to speak with my clients personally, please contact me for a list of their names and numbers.

Sincerely,

Ed MacLaughlin
Shorewood Realtors
(310) 567-2385
ed@edmachomes.com 
 
 

Dedicated to serving his clients.

Great local realtor. Very knowledgeable about the South Bay. Very responsive to requests. Willing to go the extra mile. Dedicated to serving his clients.
 
G. Salute

This section is designed to give you some ideas of the level of service that I can provide as a Manhattan Beach Realtor. Receiving thanks from clients who have had successful real estate purchases is largely due to the fact that I always assess the needs of my real estate clients and provide them with a level of service that is second to none whether that be for a Torrance house or El Segundo property.

There is no doubt that providing the ideal level of real estate service will mean that you will be able to meet all of your real estate objectives. Thanks again for visiting and be sure to contact me regarding any real estate buying or selling need, whether large or small.

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