I am the lead agent and Broker Associate. I have been involved full time in Real Estate since late 2003 and earned my Brokers license in 2006. I am a member of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame. I am a graduate of Michigan State University’s College of Engineering as well as a graduate of the University of Southern California Marshall School Executive MBA Program. I love the challenge of the real estate business, as it is a perfect blending of my left brain and right brain, needing both analytical skills and intuition and empathy to be successful. I believes life should be chiefly service — and want to provide service to you too!
Gerard Ravel is my principal buyers’ agent and is a committed full-time Realtor with RE/MAX Estate Properties. He has been a full time agent since 2006 and brings a wealth of knowledge to our buyers transactions.
Although she also has her own successful real estate practice, I sometimes team up with Alison for home sales in her market areas of Redondo Beach and Rancho Palos Verdes. We have known each other since we were “baby Realtors” and started out in the same small boutique firm. Alison is also a member of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame.
Marsi Quaintance is a highly driven and passionate Real Estate professional who puts her client’s needs first. She continually strives to provide the highest level of TC service to each and every client she works with to deliver a real estate experience that is world class. We use a Transaction Coordination system called Transaction Point to oversee the paperwork on your escrow once it is in process to ensure that “every i is dotted and every t crossed” to avoid any future problems with your paperwork and to make it all easier for you.
Marketing & Social Media:
Fontaine J. Marsi
Fontaine J. Marsi former news anchor and is also a helicopter pilot and flight instructor as well as a former Realtor. She has lived in the South Bay since 1978 and contributes to ad copy, website content and blog articles. She has bought, fixed and flipped numerous properties both here and in Las Vegas. A skilled photographer/videographer and home stager, Fontaine also contributes photography and videos to my site and for some listings.
Garth Sheriff, AIA, NCARB
Award winning coastal contemporary architect Garth Sheriff is available for free no obligation consultations for our clients. His extensive experience with high-end remodeling design can help buyers to see how an “ugly duckling” home can become their dream home.
Holly Thomas, Esquire
Holly Thomas is our RE/MAX Estate Properties in house legal counsel. She is always available to answer any questions I have crafting complex offers or determining interpretation of language written by other brokerages.
I work with a select few extremely professional mortgage professionals who can help you to get qualified for a loan, get credit errors removed, and get the best possible rates, even in this time of somewhat hard to get mortgage financing. These include:
Nader Chahine, Wells Fargo Mortgage, (310) 372-8800
With more than twelve years of broad-based lending experience as a Direct Lender and Mortgage Broker, Nader Chahine has been repeatedly recognized for excellence in production and customer service. With a focus on building fruitful relationships with business partners while offering borrowers an uncomplicated loan process, Nader has consistently demonstrated a consistency and ability which places him amongst the premier lenders I know.
Grant Norris, RPM Mortgage (310) 796-5600
Grant is with RPM Mortgage and is one of their top producing loan agents as he is many top agent’s favorite lender. RPM has a special loan program that helps people get completely pre-approved with a TBD for the property address, allowing EXTREMELY quick escrows when competing against all cash buyers.
Grant Alley and Kathleen Knoll, Progressive Title Insurance
Grant and Kathleen are devoted to customer service and will review all title reports and provide a summary of any issues noted in the report so that important items don’t slip past buyers.
Matt and his team provide excellent customer service and will ensure that all title issues are handled promptly. In cases where liens may be expected, they will “date down” the file regularly to ensure that no surprise liens occur during the escrow period. Many escrow officers have expressed their satisfaction with Fidelity Title.
Laurie Acore, Peninsula Escrow
Laurie Acore has worked in the escrow industry for almost 30 years. Her extensive knowledge of the business and great reputation in the South Bay eases the stress of escrow for her clients. Along with her extraordinary team of highly trained assistants, you are always guaranteed to speak with someone directly and have your needs addressed right away. Laurie’s main goal is to provide you with the best customer service possible. She is committed to great attention to detail and professionalism on each transaction.
William Baltazar began his professional career in 2003 with Peninsula Escrow as an Escrow Assistant and went on to become an Escrow Officer. Through his tenure with Peninsula Escrow he became a certified Notary Public. During his career with Peninsula Escrow he has handled a wide spectrum of escrow transactions specializing in residential sales and escrow loans, making William an asset to any escrow transaction. His forte is communications. He has foresight, is great under pressure and can resolve problems. In addition to his technical knowledge and professionalism, William has an outstanding reputation in the escrow industry and brings to his job the kind of buoyant attitude that makes any escrow transaction a positive experience for all.
Colleen Rock, e-escrows
Colleen has many years of experience as an escrow officer and is especially skilled at short sale negotiations. She provides excellent customer service and many years of experience as a top escrow officer in the area.
I also have established relationships with trust and estate lawyers, home warranty professionals, home inspectors and contractors from every discipline to ensure that you can choose the right expert for your needs.
As a member of the larger RE/MAX Estate Properties family of offices, I have access to its team of receptionists, data administrators, ad placement specialists, trust fund accountants, and document management specialists, plus RE/MAX’s staff of almost 700 agents who can help to sell your house quickly or can help to let me know about the perfect secret “pocket listing.” Internationally known, RE/MAX can help get your home the kind of exposure other firms only dream about.
Finally, over the years, myself and my architect husband Garth Sheriff, AIA have developed numerous professional relationships including many contractors & supply firms; these contacts are all ready and willing to help you too!
I want to spend my time providing excellent service to my clients, not out looking for new ones. Therefore, I spend a lot of effort on ensuring that my clients feel that they are getting the very best in Real Estate consulting services from me. That way, they feel totally comfortable referring their friends, family, and others they care about to the Perreault Group for Real Estate Consulting as well. So when you decide that you’d like to buy or sell a home in the Greater South Bay area, especially in Manhattan Beach CA, Redondo Beach CA, anywhere on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA, or other parts of the South Bay, please contact the Fabulous South Bay team!