About Dave Fratello

Not sure whom to ask to represent you in a real estate transaction?

Please consider MB Confidential producer Dave Fratello. As a licensed real estate broker, he represents buyers and sellers, especially those focused on Manhattan Beach, California, in all market tiers.

In just a few years working full-time in the community, he has become one of the most effective Manhattan Beach real estate agents. Here are some reviews clients have written after working with Dave on transactions. (Click for Dave's statistics.)

As you see from reading MB Confidential, and using its tools, Dave is passionate about real estate and about sharing information. From the very start here, MBC has been about getting the data out there, educating everyone and making for a more informed market.

In his real estate practice, Dave uses his connections, information, data and a background in marketing and management to effectively serve clients.

Dave brings the same data-focused, straight-talking, realistic analysis to your home search or sale process as he brings to MB Confidential. He can help buyers negotiate a good deal and get to the top of the heap in a competitive situation with multiple offers. Dave's networking can help buyers find an off-market property or an upcoming listing before it hits the market.

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.

When you are ready to craft a strategy to buy or sell, give Dave a call!

Please send an email with your request: email Dave / address: df90266 [ at ] gmail.com, call (310) 243-6299 or use the contact form below. 

Dave's Earlier Career & Entry into Real Estate

Coming into real estate was an unexpected career move. Dave worked for 20 years in PR and advertising, with major projects in several states and Washington, D.C. He has helped manage nonprofit organizations and has directed high-intensity statewide campaigns with millions of dollars in resources to deploy.

MB Confidential began as a hobby and as a way of calming down after a long, stressful day of work. To be sure, Dave always had strong feelings and a message to share. Real estate is a frustratingly imperfect market, and data is often very difficult to come by – points that Dave made repeatedly in the early days of MBC. Several established industry practices seemed to be bad for consumers, and Dave used MBC to call for changes. 

But there was no plan to use the site to begin a new career – that happened organically, step by step, after MB Confidential became popular and a stream of people urged Dave to come into the business. That included practitioners who challenged Dave to "come show how it's done" in response to his criticisms of the industry.

In 2010, Dave got his real estate license, and gradually began to work more and more as a realtor focused on Manhattan Beach and nearby areas. In 2016, Dave secured his broker's license, and in 2017 he became the broker for Confidential Realty.

Dave's Statistics

Since going full-time into real estate in Spring 2012, Dave has consistently been a true top-producing Realtor in Manhattan Beach, with over $163 million in real estate sales to date.

From April 2012-April 2014, no one represented more buyers of Manhattan Beach properties than Dave. He remains a Top 3 buyer's agent for MB (April 2013-April 2017), and now represents sellers in Manhattan Beach and nearby communities.

In 2013, Dave represented clients involved in 16 sales with total dollar values in excess of $23.6 million. (Click here to see a list of all Dave's 2013 sales.) In 2014, Dave closed 17 transactions with dollar volume in excess of $48.0 million. (See Dave's 2014 sales here. In 2015-16, Dave closed 24 transactions with dollar volume of $49 million, including "perfect matches" made off-market.

In 2017, Dave has closed 8 sales totaling $23 million as of mid-July.

On a Personal Note...

Dave is married with two great kids, a dog and a cat, and lives in Manhattan Beach.

He's coached boys' baseball and soccer teams, and served on our Little League board of directors.

Dave sponsors two annual 5K runs in town, and is director of a charity softball tournament in June where parents play one another for a good cause.

Finally, with his wife, Jeanne, Dave publishes DigMB.com, a local-news website that gives locals and visitors a great picture of all that Manhattan Beach has to offer.

We're looking forward to meeting you!

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