Manhattan Beach Realtor | How Dave Fratello Can Help You
If you're looking to buy or sell a home in Manhattan Beach or nearby, you'll want an experienced local broker.
Through his popular 16-year-old website, MB Confidential, Dave shares data and insights about the local real estate market. Hundreds of visitors come daily to the website to track the market and just to explore.
Dave is also known in the community as publisher, with his wife Jeanne, of MB News, a hyper-local news website dedicated to Manhattan Beach people, events and news.
But it's Dave's track record in local real estate that should earn him a call when you're ready to bring in a local expert.
Since going full-time into the business in Spring 2012, Dave has consistently been a true top-producing Realtor in Manhattan Beach, with well over $340 million in real estate sales to date, including on-market and off-market sales. He has become one of the most effective Manhattan Beach real estate brokers, with almost 100 homes sold in the city, and he ranks highly among all South Bay real estate brokers.
Dave's company, Edge Real Estate Agency, is a local Manhattan Beach boutique firm with a dedicated team focused on client service. Edge works in MB and all surrounding neighborhoods of the South Bay - we go where our clients need us!
[Dave] uniquely blends data and a deep understanding of the market to help you get to the right outcome. He is patient, friendly, honest and will hustle when you need it. Plus, he runs MBConfidential.com, by far the best website on area real estate trends.
– J & M, buyers of Hill Section home
Commitment to Professionalism
It's serious business in our pricey real estate market. Dave has earned the trust of many dedicated professionals and families buying and selling here.
Dave is also dedicated to professionalism in the real estate industry.
He devotes time to supervisory boards of the regional Multiple Listing Service (CRMLS), serving on the Operations and Rules committees. In addition, Dave serves on the statewide MLS Policy committee of the California Association of Realtors, and chairs the local MLS Committee of the South Bay Association of Realtors.
In these positions, Dave has helped craft rules and regulations meant to level the playing field in real estate, for consumers and agents. He helped implement the "Clear Cooperation" policy which requires almost all listings to be made visible publicly before selling. Dave has also helped modernize policies for the use of listing information and images on social media.
It costs you nothing extra to get your own representation for a home purchase. Yet too many buyers try to do it all themselves, making decisions about all of the important things at the last minute.
What are the pros and cons of different neighborhoods? Is a property priced right? Is another, better property coming up soon? Who can help evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a particular home? What's the best approach to writing an offer in a specific situation?
You'll do better with a dedicated buyer's agent. Don't wait till the end and just try to negotiate with the sellers' agent!
Dave Fratello has often ranked in the top 3 representing buyers in Manhattan Beach. That's because he likes to take the time to understand a family's wishes and to help steer them toward good decisions that will get them the home they want at the right price. Hard work over what can be a long period of time has helped Dave earn the loyalty and appreciation of dozens of buyers in the area.
For best results, start early!
Bring in a local expert like Dave early in the process. It costs nothing to get started, and you'll likely end up happier and with a better deal as a result!
The two keys to success for any property sale are to price it right and make sure it's promoted right, gaining notice from the maximum number of buyers.
Dave is well known for his market evaluations, including those published online on MB Confidential. Crunching the numbers is one of his favorite parts of the job. You'll get an honest opinion not only on price, but on what the market competition and environment look like as you are preparing to sell.
Dave's background is in advertising. He brings high standards for the look, feel and wording of advertising, and has a team of high-quality photographers and videographers to bring in to help. Dave's online marketing, in addition to high-caliber print promotion, extends the reach of your listing to more potential buyers.
When negotiating with buyers, Dave will help ensure that you're working with well-qualified, motivated buyers and that you get the best terms possible.
Dave's listings have frequently sold over asking price, partly thanks to the power of MB Confidential as an adjunct to other 21st-century marketing efforts. (If you happen to be looking to sell without any public marketing, maybe Dave can connect you with a buyer for a discreet transaction, if you so desire.)
Bring in a local expert like Dave when you're first thinking about a sale.
Take the time to understand the range of possible market values, consider the work you might need to do to prepare for market and plan with an eye toward the best times of year to sell.
This way, you can be sure to come to market ready and draw the most interest.
A real estate broker's mission is to add value to the home buying or selling process.
Dave's clients have been very satisfied. The word cloud above summarizes what clients have said.
Here are just a few recent reviews:
We really enjoyed working with Dave Fratello. He is super resourceful, and found us exactly what we were looking for in a very tough market. He’s also a very personable guy who made a stressful process as easy as possible.
J & D, buyers of Sand Section townhome
[Dave's] knowledge of the marketplace is unmatched. Very strong analytics tempered by a deep sensitivity to his client's needs - taking personal time (multiple nights, long conversations, incredible responsiveness) to address our concerns. He also brought much to the table when we had dealings with the city, with construction issues re: the new build we purchased and also when we got the team together to discuss financing strategy. Tireless and always on point. What else can I say but - thank you Dave!
– R & M, sellers of Tree Section home, buyers of Sand Section home
Dave was my listing agent when I recently sold my home in the sand section. Dave is incredibly knowledgeable about the Manhattan Beach real estate market and worked tirelessly to make the sale happen in a surprisingly short time. His honesty and integrity were equally impressive - highly recommended.K, seller of Sand Section home
Dave is a Zillow Premier Agent and a "neighborhood favorite" on the local Nextdoor.com site.
ON A PERSONAL NOTE...
He has coached boys' baseball and soccer teams, enjoying the process of teaching young people the fundamentals of sport and sportsmanship. Dave also served on our Little League board of directors.
An avid runner with some marathons to his name, Dave has also sponsored two annual 5K runs in town. Since 2016, he has served as director of a popular local charity softball tournament each June where parents play one another for a good cause, known as the Parents' Softball Classic.
As he has aged – however young he might feel – Dave has become a regular in a local seniors' softball league.
Finally, with his wife, Jeanne, Dave publishes MB News, a local-news website that gives locals and visitors a great picture of all that Manhattan Beach has to offer.
READY TO MAKE CONTACT?
When you are ready to craft a strategy to buy or sell, give Dave a call! We're looking forward to meeting you!