Our Agents

Lynne Lear

Lynne Lear

Off Market Specialist  |  Top Sales Producer

Lynne helps both buyers and sellers meet their real estate objectives. She has extensive knowledge of the Southern California real estate market and will work tirelessly on your behalf to make your next home buying or home selling experience a pleasant and successful one. Lynne brings to the table strong negotiation skills, a keen understanding of the buying/selling process, a sensitivity to the toll the process can take on a family, and a commitment to providing excellent service.

An East Coast native, Lynne was educated at DARTMOUTH College.  While in college, she was recruited by News Corporation in New York City and joined the sales force in their advertising division.  Four years later she relocated to Los Angeles with News Corp and managed the West Coast sales office.  For the next 10 years she was consistently a top producer-President’s Club member. In 1999 she joined Disney Internet Division and ran the West Coast Sales & Marketing team, negotiating contracts and handling $20M in business.  After the Internet bust, she took a year off, rested a bit, co-founded a local private high school, and acquired her Real Estate License.  She started her career with Shorewood Realtors (11 years), where she was a “Top Producer.” In 2016 Lynne was asked to join Strand Hill Properties, of Christie’s International, an opportunity she could not refuse!  She has established her niche in the local community.  She loves her job, and it shows!

Combined 25 years of Marketing, Advertising, Real Estate Sales

Lynne is an “Off-Market Specialist”   (Local & extensive network affords her to conduct 50% of her business off of the MLS, or, in private sales) She has earned the respect of the top local Real Estate talent and is well connected within the real estate market, has Co-founded and is a Member of a top select Networking Group in Manhattan Beach, Maintains close relationships with local builders, and works with an experienced support team.

Respected by Peers, Trusted by All

Lynne Lear joined Strand Hill Properties because of its unique vision, top flight real estate professionals, and superior customer service.  Strand Hill Properties, while relatively new to the South Bay, benefits from it’s affiliation with Christie’s International Real Estate and its global expertise, tailored service, trusted reputation, discretion, and excellence in the luxury property market.  Because of Strand Hill Property’s high standing in the local real estate community, Lynne brings exceptional resources to you to assist in your transaction, such as:  Real Estate Leader recognition, home inspectors, title companies, lenders, contractors and escrow officers.   You will need the whole team, and part of Lynne’s value is her team.

Dan O’Connor

Dan O’Connor

Partner | Beach Properties Specialist

Dan O’Connor is a lifetime resident of the South Bay area and was raised in a real estate family. He learned everything he knows about Real Estate from his mother, Lorie O’Connor, and her 30+ years of experience. Dan now runs the family business with all of the experience of a legend along with the energy of a new agent.

Dan’s mission statement: I believe in quality, NOT quantity. This means I am dedicated to providing you A-list service through my own commitment, plus the support of Strand Hill Christie’s International Real Estate. My experience, knowledge of the South Bay, and dedication to my and my family’s clients make me an easy choice, but my passion to find you just the right opportunity makes me second to none.

Chris Plank

Chris Plank

Successfully South Bay Real Estate since 1989

Chris Plank has been successfully selling real estate as an agent and broker in the South Bay a since 1989 and is a lifelong resident of Manhattan Beach. He leverages his expertise and South Bay market knowledge to help families consistently exceed their home investment goals. Honesty and integrity, along with determination and dedication, are philosophies that Chris Plank strives for in all aspects of his life. Applying these principles to his business has allowed him to consistently be a top-producing real estate agent.

Jeremy Shelton

Jeremy Shelton

Top Producer

Jeremy began his real estate career in 2003 and quickly established himself as a leader in the South Bay real estate brokerage business. Jeremy has closed more than 500 transactions worth hundreds of millions of dollars in his career. He prides himself on being a local expert focused on providing good, reliable information that most clients would not have access to on their own or with other agents.

In the last 5 years, Jeremy has averaged over $60 million in sales and 30+ transactions per year. In 2017, Jeremy earned #1 individual real estate agent at Strandhill/Christies Int’l real estate in sales volume and transactions (company-wide volume was close to $1 Billion in sales).

Jeremy has lived in Manhattan Beach for the last 20 years, having moved here from Arizona where he attended the University of Arizona and earned his degree in Regional Development (Real Estate) and Business. Jeremy grew up in San Diego and has a lovely wife and 2 children who attend our top-ranked public school system. He is active with his childrens’ sports, schools, and local charities.

Karynne Thim

Karynne Thim

Specializing in South Bay Beach Properties Since 1993

I love what I do and where I live, and feel fortunate to spend every day helping others experience life, invest and flourish here in the South Bay.  My husband and I have lived in Hermosa Beach for over 20 years and have a daughter in college.  She went through elementary and middle school in Hermosa and graduated from Mira Costa, so I have familiarity with both school districts.

In addition to our family home, we’ve invested in income-producing properties (the best investments we’ve ever made!), so I’m a believer in investing for the future and offer a wide range of first-hand knowledge.

One thing I’m not is a high-pressure salesperson. My clients tell me they appreciate my advisory skills and that I’m a one-stop-shopping real estate resource.  I understand the various ever-changing phases of life, family needs and how to live successfully here.

Originally from Arizona, childhood summer vacations to California sparked a lifelong love of the ocean and the beach.  I moved here shortly after graduating from the University of Arizona.  I’ve established deep roots in the South Bay, living in Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, San Pedro and Marina del Rey over the years, and often joke that I’ve been doing this so long, that if given an address in Manhattan, Hermosa or Redondo, I can probably envision the homes on any given block!

Working through high school and college, my early career days were dedicated to learning all aspects of real estate.  I worked with various companies that specialized in land speculation, industrial warehouses, condo conversions and shopping centers.  I’ve always been a self-starter and got my first job when I was 14 at a nearby interior design studio, doing odd jobs and accounting (yes, even at 14 I had a knack for numbers!).

Although the world of real estate is fast-paced and I often work long hours in order to provide top-shelf service to my clients, I take time to enjoy time with family, friends and my favorite activities of volleyball, paddle surfing and fundraising for VHL cancer research through a non-profit we founded, the Double Strand VHL Cancer Research Foundation (www.DoubleStrand.org).

Alli Baldocchi

Alli Baldocchi

Alli Baldocchi established her Real Estate career following in her Mother’s footsteps.  Growing up putting flyers on front doors, listening to negotiating deals and tagging along to look at property, it was only a matter of time Alli would realize she was a natural born Realtor. 

Alli grew up in Manhattan Beach, attending Grand View Elementary, Manhattan Beach Intermediate (MBI) and graduating from Mira Costa High School.  After graduating from the University of San Diego and living in London for a year, a long and windy career path began.  

With a natural gift for design and creativity, Alli was drawn to careers in the fashion industry and interior design.  Although she majored in business and marketing, the need for a creative outlet was always present.  

Alli married her husband, Tome, a Hermosa Beach Native, and they live in Manhattan Beach, where they are raising their 3 boys.  Even though they both grew up in the South Bay, times have changed dramatically and trying to keep all the values and teach their boys the way they grew up has been a challenge.  

Learning early on that one of their children was diagnosed with Autism, Alli has been an advocate and a loud voice in the South Bay.  Living in a town where perfection is expected, she knows the challenge of raising a child that may be seen as “different”.  Alli embraces her children’s differences and has discovered the beauty in the imperfections of her children.  She was featured in a local South Bay HEALTH magazine where she shares her journey with her children.  Alli has created a blog to share stories with other families who may be experiencing similar challenges, and wrote a book; Not Broken – How My Son with Autism Taught Me to Live.

Being able to connect with others is one of Alli’s greatest gifts.  She is a certified Life Coach and uses her talents to help others everyday.  She takes each Real Estate client under her wing and guides them through the entire process, always becoming friends if not already.  Having grown up in Manhattan Beach, she is able to tutor them on everything from schools, local services and community.  Her design skills come into play and are a tremendous asset to her clients in preparing their home for sale and understanding the potential of each property.  Being able to work side by side with her mom, Susan, is an added gift.  They complement each other and each brings a special perspective to their clients.  They are a seasoned dynamic team and a joy to work with.

Jaimi Freeman of Pacifica Properties

Jaimi Freeman

Jaimi has 16 years of experience in real estate and brings a wealth of expertise – on both the buy and sell sides of the South Bay Real Estate market – to her clients in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach and beyond. 

As a trusted Real Estate Advisor, she helps her clients safely navigate the often complicated South Bay real estate market through a combination of timely market insights and on-the-ground experience.

As a two-time NCAA Division 1 National Champion volleyball player at Stanford University and later playing professionally for the Chicago Thunder and on the AVP, Jaimi found her passion for competition on the court – and brings that same focus, dedication to excelling in her field and commitment to her clients.

Jaimi has worked with some of South Bay’s most discerning buyers and sellers. Her clients possess unique tastes and interests, but they all have one thing in common – a highly refined eye for style and design and the desire for the highest level of service. She takes pride in providing personalized, engaged service to her clients by taking the stress out of the process so they can relax and focus on the future.

Jaimi has closed over $125M+ across Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Redondo Beach over the past four years. She has a keen eye for finding dream homes for her clients and selling their existing properties for top dollar. Whether her clients are buying or selling a home, she commits all of her energy and attention to ensuring that every box on their wish list is checked. Her clients can expect an analytical, detail-oriented approach bolstered by a customer-first mentality.
Jaimi’s relevant achievements include:

2018- 2022: Closed over $125+ Million in single family residential real estate transactions throughout the Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Redondo Beach markets.

2010 – 2017: Trained with the U.S. Women’s National Team Indoor Volleyball Team as well as competed on the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour. Represented the United States in International Competition (USA Volleyball – 1995 and 2010).

2009 – 2010: Won Gatorade’s “Quest for Gold” Competition, a search to identify the country’s next Olympic athlete in which she competed against 16 athletes from various disciplines in an 8-month competition.

2006 – 2007: Was the top real estate agent and sales manager for Three Sixty Residences, the top-performing property within The Mark Company portfolio, achieving $160M in team sales within two months and representing a sales premium of +20% relative to the San Jose condo market. She was personally responsible for selling over 50% of available inventory.

Annie Hartley

Annie Hartley

With a true passion for real estate, Annie uses her love for building relationships, meticulous research and knack for negotiating to assure successful transactions and happy clients. For her, nothing exceeds the satisfaction of matching a client with their perfect home.

Raised in small-town Santa Fe New Mexico, Annie has been enjoying the California lifestyle in sunny Los Angeles for almost 10 years.

Having two young boys in Manhattan Beach elementary schools and one baby at home, she is truly engulfed in the beach community. She has navigated the school system, sports teams, extracurricular activities, and day-to-day life, and has gained a full understanding of the diverse needs of this thriving community.

Through communication, organization, and an overall knowledge of the business, Annie will be there for her clients every step of the way.

Susan Jensen

Susan Jensen

Susan is a native Californian and has lived in the South Bay all of her adult life. She is married to a Manhattan Beach native and raised their 3 children in the Manhattan Beach Tree Section. She is lucky to have 2 of her 3 grown children living in Manhattan Beach too.

Susan is a full-time licensed real estate broker specializing in residential sales. A consistent winner to those she represents Susan has been awarded the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation by the Residential Sales Council for the REALTORS National Marketing institute, and affiliate of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS. She has personally sold hundreds of properties throughout the South Bay and LA area.

From marketing and finance to home staging and design, Susan provides the highest level of professional service. You can count on her honest and competent guidance throughout the entire real estate process.

Navigating the ins and outs of a changing real estate market requires a professional who delivers every step of the way. One who works hard, smart and fair. A partner who is personally responsive and unfailingly reliable who walks the talk and minds the finest details. Susan Jensen’s proven knowledge and commitment puts her clients first, keeps them abreast and ushers them efficiently to the home they deserve in the style they expect with honest, integrity and ease.

An expert insider with over three decades of experience in the Beach Cities, Susan is passionate about the community and the people who make it their home. The result is an impeccable track record of top performance . . . client by client, year after year. From your first meeting until long after the escrow closes, Susan is there for her clients. Her tenacious spirit, dedicated service, years of experience and true caring for her clients’ best interest has created lifetime clients and friends. Susan and Alli Baldocchi are a dynamic mother/daughter real estate team. With strong local roots, a vested interest in the community and a flair for staging their listings, Susan and Alli have personalities that shine individually, but complement each other perfectly.

Jessica Swarbrick

Jessica Swarbrick

After traveling the world playing division one and professional volleyball, Jessica discovered the South Bay and fell in love with all it offers. She applies the same tenacity and drive that made her a three time All American and National Champion to make sure all her clients’ needs are met.

Her background in design ensures that sellers’ listings stand out and buyers find exactly what they’re looking for. Her unique involvement in the community through her non profit combined with innovative marketing and sales skills allows clients to feel at ease in the rapidly changing real estate market.

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