About Us

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As full-service realtors, Karen Anderson and all of us at The Prestige Team take great pride in delivering award-winning service to our clients.
We have over two decades of experience working with both buyers and sellers. From first-time home buyers to remodeling to sell, and everything in between, we do it all!

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Location & Services

We are located at 28901 S. Western Ave in Suite 139 in Rancho Palos Verdes on the border of San Pedro:

Seller Services

Our sellers are always provided with our Concierge-Services, ensuring their property shows its best when it hits the market!

Whether you have a straightforward sale, that needs little to nothing aside from some cleaning and staging, or something more ambitious, such as remodeling to sell, we have the resources and capability to make that happen for you, with no added stress and at no additional cost!

On Every Listing:

Need Additional Assistance? We Specialize in that!

Decluttering & Clearing Out

Need help with decluttering? Whether you need a few boxes and an extra set of hands, or require an estate sale, we have the resources in place ready to assist with your needs!

Schedule Management

Schedule Management is crucial if you have a time frame in mind for the sale of your home, and is part of our services when performing repairs/upgrades to sale!

Team = Always Available

The added benefit of working with The Prestige Team is that one of our Real Estate Professionals is always available to help. No missed opportunities!

Buyer Services

Buying real estate is a goal that many people strive for, and we help get them there. As a top-producing team over the last 10+ years, our level of production allows us to keep a close eye on what the market is doing, allowing us to coach our buyers to write winning offers without overcommitting.

Our buyers are also provided with in-depth contract knowledge, as well as an array of resources to help locate, inspect, and close on your dream property!

For our Buyers:

Added Benefits When Working With Us

Contract Knowledge

The Residential Purchase Agreement is 10 pages of terms and conditions that stipulate every aspect of the purchase, and we know exactly how to use them to your complete advantage!

Expert Negotiators

As experienced Full Service Realtors, we know how to leverage you buying and bargain power. Whether competing to get your offer accepted or negotiating repairs, our goal is to get you a great deal!

Team = Always Available

The added benefit of working with The Prestige Team is that one of our Real Estate Professionals is always available to help. No missed opportunities!

What Sets Us Apart

Knowledge

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23+ years of experience in the South Bay and Beyond.

 As a dedicated team of real estate agents, we are qualified to guide you in buying or selling a home. We believe in using our skills in finance, contracts, negotiation and marketing to your best advantage.

We cover a wide range of areas in Los Angeles County and Beyond, and specialize in the South Bay, Rancho Palos Verdes, San Pedro, and the surrounding areas especially! Contact us for details!

Integrity

A track record of intergrity and trust.

Buying or selling a home is one of the most important transactions in the lives of many people. Because of that, it is important that you work with someone you trust and feel is a market expert with integrity.

People trust us with their most-valuable asset and it’s a responsibility we take very seriously. We know that your success is our success!

Local Expertise

Top Performing when buying or selling

We offer local expertise in a home market tailored to meet your needs. As local professionals, we know the neighborhoods, schools, market conditions, zoning regulations and local economy. 

We will do the leg work, keeping you up-to-date with new listings and conditions as they impact the market. We will make the process as pleasurable and stress-free an experience for you as we can.

Success

Top Agents helping achieve your Real Estate goals.

We don’t measure my success through awards received or achievements, but through the satisfaction of our clients.

With 75+ transactions per year, we can see what the market is doing and guide you accordingly.

Whether you are looking to buy or sell your home, we will provide sound and trustworthy advice to help you achieve your real estate goals.

Who We Are

The Prestige Team is composed of hand picked individuals that share a passion for exceptional service and expertise. We love what we do and it shows! We are known for our attention to detail, hands-on approach, ability to get the job done no matter the difficulty, and industry expertise. Meet our team members below!

Karen Anderson

Broker Associate | Team Lead

Karen Anderson is an expert in the Real Estate industry, regularly receiving the monthly “Top Producer” award in her Keller Williams office. She is the owner and president of Prestige Real Estate Associates, Inc, which based in Rancho Palos Verdes, California and serves the South bay and greater Los Angeles areas.

Karen started her career in real estate in 1997, working for an independent broker before joining Security First Financial, managing their real estate division. She and her team joined Keller Williams – L.A. Harbor in 2007.

Karen has acquired a large following of loyal clientele with 95% of her business coming from return clients and their referrals. Attention to detail and her uncanny ability to seemingly “always” be available are some of the many positive experiences you can expect when you choose Karen as your Realtor. She’s a dedicated advocate for both her buyer and seller clients, working hard on their behalf to attain their real estate goals.

Today her team consists of serveral real estate agents, including a transaction manager, marketing specialist, executive assistant and several Buyer’s agents. Karen currently resides in San Pedro’s South Shores, where she lives with her husband.

Karen Anderson
310.251.2883
Karen@PrestigeTeamHomes.com
DRE #01224307

Leigh Hanisee

Realtor | Listing & Buyer Specialist

As a 25 year resident, Leigh Hanisee can personally tell you what an amazing community the South Bay is. As a local agent, Leigh loves helping people find their ideal home and showing them all San Pedro and the South Bay has to offer. First time home buyers making their first home purchase will appreciate how she will walk them through buying process, step by step.

Not only does Leigh work with buyers, but sellers as well! As all members of The Prestige Team, she helps declutter, stage, and prepare your home for market!

Leigh is a mother of 3 and has been a real estate agent for 10 years and she can’t wait to help you find your next home!

Leigh Hanisee
310.346.6601
Leigh@PrestigeTeamHomes.com
DRE #01891085

Jonathan Ramirez

Realtor | Director of Marketing

Jonathan Ramirez’s top priority is customer satisfaction. Coming from a small business background, Jonathan goes above and beyond to keep his clients informed, comfortable and happy throughout the buying process.

Growing up in the family business, he learned the importance of customer service, communication and hard work at an early age. After nearly 10 years of working for the family business, Jonathan’s passion for customer service led him to a career in Real Estate.

Jonathan began his Real Estate career with Keller Williams in 2015. Originally from The Bay Area, Jonathan graduated from San Jose State University in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing. He is fluent in both English and Spanish and can’t wait to help you find your new home!

Jonathan Ramirez
424.777.2790
Jonathan@PrestigeTeamHomes.com
DRE #01977256

Emmer Ruano

Realtor | Buyer Specialist

  Emmer Ruano is a passionate Realtor servicing the Southbay and surrounding areas. Coming from a corporate background, Emmer understands that strong communication skills, tactical negotiation, and relationship building are critical in helping his clients achieve their real estate goals. Emmer finds great pleasure helping all members of his community, from all walks of life, making home ownership a reality.  His mission is to create a transparent experience for our clients that will make them feel comfortable and confident about their real estate decisions.

  Emmer was born and raised In Santa Barbara County and has had the opportunity to experience what So-Cal has to offer its residents first hand, since moving to Torrance 10 years ago. Throughout this time, he has learned the different qualities that make each neighborhood unique in its own way. He is dedicated to perfecting his craft and helping his clients find their dream home.

  When you choose Emmer Ruano as your Realtor, you can expect to hire a motivated, dedicated individual that will work relentlessly to ensure your satisfaction. He looks forward to exceeding your real estate needs!

Emmer Ruano
424.999.8384
Emmer@PrestigeTeamHomes.com
DRE #02147279

Irene Lopez - Realtor

Irene Lopez started her real estate career as a personal assistant to Karen back in 2003. After a year of working together, Karen saw great potential in her assistant and encouraged Irene to pursue her real estate license.  Irene successfully obtained her real estate license in 2004 and has never looked back.

Although her main priority is assisting Karen with her schedule, vendors and appointments she enjoys helping the rest of the associates of The Prestige Team. Irene has built her reputation as a top notch agent and often helping other agents that drop by the office. Irene sets herself apart from other agents with extraordinary attention to detail and an unwavering commitment to go above and beyond to accommodate her clients.

Irene lives in the Torrance area with her husband and three sons.

Irene Lopez
IreneLopez@kw.com
DRE# 01429134