About MB Confidential
Manhattan Beach Confidential provides data, analysis and commentary on Manhattan Beach real estate. Its purpose is both to educate and to entertain.
MBC is rooted in the idea that real estate information should be more available and more useful to consumers to help all market participants to function.
In the 9 years since its founding, this site has become a go-to resource for potential buyers, sellers, local real estate agents and local homeowners. MBC has been continuously produced since March 2007. Major updates in 2013 began delivering new levels of high-quality data and real estate search for MBC visitors.
Blog author Dave Fratello is a local real estate agent with Confidential Realty. Dave has lived in MB for 17 years and has both tracked and participated in the local market throughout that time.
MBC was produced anonymously from March 2007-June 2010, before Dave revealed his identity. For news stories on this transition, see this Beach Reporter story, this Easy Reader story, or two pieces by the blog author, "Hi, I'm Dave" on MBC and this column from the Daily Breeze.
Disclaimer About the MB Confidential Blog
MBC strives to be both factual and opinionated. Posts on the blog represent one person’s opinion. It’s an informed opinion, but y’know, opinions in this world are plentiful and many-colored. When a post discusses a real estate listing, the purpose is to communicate the author’s good faith opinion, advice and professional judgment concerning the listing. The author and site owner make no representation as to the completeness or accuracy of all information in the post, even though we do try to get it right. The author reserves the right to be wrong and/or to change opinions over time. We encourage discussion and sharing of opinions. You, the reader, are urged to seek out data and the opinions of others, and to form your own opinions. It’ll be a better world then. This blog post is not intended as financial advice to any reader.
CORRECTIONS: If you think we got something wrong, please say so in comments or private email. Corrections to factual information are made where appropriate.
About Properties Displayed on MBC
For display of properties on MB Confidential, we utilize a feed of data from the MLS known as an IDX feed. The MLS is the largest and most reliable source of real estate information about our area, consisting of listings from many different brokerages all compiled into one database. Obviously not all listings there are ours, and the MLS is not complete, in that some properties are bought and sold off-market and never make it into the MLS database.
Every post on MBC referencing a property will have a link to the full MLS listing of that property with all details and information included. If you are interested in a specific property, we encourage you to review the full listing. If you'd like to see or offer on a property displayed here, Dave Fratello and Confidential Realty would be honored to help you.
To contact the author: email Dave / address: df90266 [ at ] gmail.com, phone or text using (310) 243-6299, or use the form below. Dave will get right back to you!