Kris Terrill Reviews


“There are not enough words to describe how phenomenal Kris is as a realtor. As first-time home buyers my wife and I had many questions‚ and particular requests‚ in terms of what we were looking for in home and Kris guided us every step of the way. And she did so with grace cordiality and an abundance of patience. She has wonderful spirit and positive ethos around her and we always looked forward to meeting Kris despite the stressors that often characterize the home buying experience. She was just a joy to work with and get to know and we are grateful for the kindness and humanity she exhibited each moment. In terms of trying to find our dream home Kris was also extremely accommodating and went above-and-beyond in extraordinary ways. No matter how spur-of-the-moment our request was Kris somehow worked her magic and was able to satisfy our request. (We had *many* moments where we asked Kris: “can meet us here today?” or “can you find this information out right now?” She always came through!) And again she does it with poise and composure. There was no challenge that Kris could not handle! She loves her job and really has a passion for real estate and it absolutely showed in the time we spent with her.Finally Kris’s level of expertise within the real estate industry is unmatched and her savviness about entire home buying process is second to none‚ her knowledge is truly encyclopedic. She explained every little detail of what it takes to buy a home the timeline of every step that would occur what every document (of the dozens and dozens of them!) meant and the “why” to every single thing we were doing. She was truly exhaustive in going over even the most mundane details so that we understood it all clearly and her level of precision in screening every document that was sent her way (which she would then forward to us) was impressive. Kris takes no shortcuts and there is not a stone that Kris will leave unturned whether it is in negotiating with a seller or getting information from the other agent or just inquiring about an additional tidbit of information from her extensive list of contacts. To put it simply Kris is brilliant‚ and she uses her brilliance to help homebuyers like us. We were glad to work with Kris and look forward to doing so again if we ever look to sell or buy another home in the future. “

– Barry Goldenberg


“Kris was wonderful to work with. Quick to respond polite thorough extremely knowledgeable about the South Bay market. Incredibly helpful for a family moving to LA from NYC – she knows every neighborhood inside and out down to local playgrounds daycares and schools. She came highly recommended by several work colleagues and I can certainly see why. If you are interested in moving anywhere in the South Bay Kris is your realtor.”

– Katina M


“Words cannot express our gratitude for Kris Terrill. When we were ready to start looking to purchase our first home we did not know what to expect. We had talked to several friends about their experiences and most of them described the process as stressful and discouraging since the competition in the South Bay makes landing your dream home at a reasonable price unrealistic. As mentioned earlier we were first time home buyers so naturally we did not know much about the process.When we met Kris Terrill we knew from the start we wanted to work with her. Kris is very knowledgeable and experienced in what she does. She sat with us for several hours discussing plans of what we wanted location school district price range – meanwhile never pressuring us to look into anything that we did not like. Kris explained all of the fine details in the home buying experience and most importantly in a language we would understand. She was very patient and professional with us. So when we set our eyes on this particular beautiful house in Rolling Hills Estate – we knew we had to get it! It was a once in a lifetime opportunity – everything we could ever imagine our first home to be. Unfortunately we felt we were a bit premature in getting our first home in the process since we had yet to find a lender but we definitely knew we wanted this particular house.Kris Terrill showed us the house on the first day it was available to show – we were met with significant competition from many others looking at this particular house. We saw two more houses later that day since we felt that we were at great odds of getting this house since we had yet to find a lender. Kris informed us that our dream house had multiple offers from the first day of showing. We felt crushed! Long story short – Kris kept the sellers informed that we were still interested and to keep us in mind if anything changed. A few days went by and we received a phone call from Kris stating that the house was ours if we wanted to put in an offer – and we did! She was dedicated to our needs. She made it happen!Kris Terrill fought for us every step of the way. I cannot say too many people are able to land their dream home from the start. I firmly believe we would not have been this lucky if it was not for Kris. She made the process of buying a home simple and fun. Kris went above and beyond any realtor out there. She called us and met with us anytime during the week to answer questions or concerns we had. Kris added a personal touch to our experience and we would recommend her without reservation. Thank you Kris!

– RollingHills


“My husband and I worked with Kris Terrill from June 2010 through May 2011 when we purchased our first home. We met her while she was working an open house back in May of 2010 and we both left the open house feeling that she was the realtor we would want to work with when we decide to start looking for a home. She was professional friendly and very knowledgeable about the housing market. What we also really noticed and what is very important to us is that she was not pushy and didn’t give off the phony vibe you tend to get from some realtors. Since we were first time home-buyers we told her up front that we will probably be a bit difficult to work with as we will be very picky and working within a specific budget. She assured us that she completely understands and would still love to work with us. She kept her promise. Kris always showed the utmost patience with us and she made sure to show us everything that came on the market within our parameters. I often had to bring my two small children with me to view homes and Kris was amazing with them. She would watch and entertain them so that I could take time to look at the home. I think a lot of realtors would be a bit irritated but she never was. I feel it is also important to note that whenever we asked Kris a question if she did not know the answer she would always research it and get back to us even if it was not necessary or a random question. Kris always went above and beyond for us.Once we found the home we wanted to buy Kris was there with us holding our hand through the whole process which can be nerve-wracking. She made the process crystal clear and always walked us through each step thoroughly. Even after we closed escrow Kris still made herself available to us for whatever we needed. She truly worked beyond her job description.It has been a joy to work with Kris both professionally and personally. She made the purchase of our first home an exciting and pleasurable experience and we highly recommend her to anyone thinking about buying a home.”

– Gino Nucci


“I am writing this letter to provide my wholehearted recommendation for Kris Terrill. I have had the pleasure of working with Kris on both the purchase and sale of a home. I learned early on that Kris was more than a realtor; finding that she is a partner in helping our family navigate our real estate decisions.We were new to the Redondo Beach area and was fairly intimidated by the real estate market given our relocation from the Midwest. Kris was highly recommended to us by a couple of close friends who have worked with Kris repeatedly for their own needs. I wanted someone that I could trust to guide our family through the process with integrity and care.Given our newness to the area Kris quickly became a trusted advisor who helped us not only find the right home negotiate a great price but also helped us also navigate other components of moving into a new community. Her involvement with our move didn’t end at closing. She would regularly check in on us from time to time to ensure that we had what we needed.We eventually needed to sell our home and move back to the Midwest for family reasons. Kris treated us with compassion and care going the extra mile making sure that our home was ready to go onto the market. We were so well prepared that Kris was able to sell our home 2 days before the official listing hit the MLS. This was such a relief for us and I know that it wouldn’t have been possible without Kris.Ultimately I recommend Kris as a trusted advisor to assist with anyone’s real estate related needs. She takes the time to understand her clients needs and is extremely efficient with your time. Kris is also extremely knowledgeable with the market and is adept at finding precisely the right home for you. She is the best realtor I have ever worked with and will definitely work with her again in the future.”

– Dustin Netral


“Kris has handled 5 transactions for us since 1999. We have used various other agents before and during this time and none have provided the service that Kris Terrill has. She handled the whole gamut of situations from securing a house on a multiple bid situation to selling a home as a pocket listing. Given the roller coaster ride of the real estate market over the last 15 years Kris has plenty of expertise on how to secure or sell the property at the time.Communication is key in any business transaction and Kris certainly does that well. We wanted a professional yet caring knowledgeable yet not over-bearing agent and we found it with Kris. We recommend Kris to anyone buying or selling luxury real estate in the Southbay area as she is well connected and knows her market.”

– Penny Bordokas