Chhabria Real Estate Company
Chhabria Real Estate Company specializes in luxury residential real estate sales on the Palos Verdes Peninsula and throughout the Beach Cities. CEO/ principal broker Raju Chhabria started the company in 2016. His real estate career spans more than 30 years with experience in sales, construction and development. Prior to founding CREC, Raju was an associate broker with Shorewood Realtors for 21 years.
Raju was born in Bangalore, India, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business and commerce from St. Joseph’s College and a bachelor’s degree in law/legal studies from RC College. In 1984 he moved to Los Angeles and pursued his real estate license.
His team includes his wife, Philo, who has more than 25 years of sales experience, as well as their two sons, Neil and Anand. Neil has 10 years of sales experience and became a broker associate in 2019. Anand has eight years of sales experience and is currently pursuing his contractors license.
Describe one of your favorite real estate projects.
“Our upcoming listing at 17 Crest Road East in Rolling Hills is one of the finest properties we’ve had the privilege to work with. It’s a brand new, 8,900-square-foot Spanish Revival style home on more than seven acres with panoramic ocean views in one of the best locations in Rolling Hills. The style, quality and grounds are like none we’ve ever worked with before.”
What is the #1 way you help your clients save money?
“By being in tune with the market and guiding our clients most efficiently in terms of pricing, marketing strategy and time. Also being proactive and thinking several steps ahead to remove potential obstacles before they happen.”
What are some of the steps you take to earn your clients’ trust?
“Being brutally honest and going above and beyond what other agents will do.”
Is real estate still a good investment?
“Absolutely, as long as you can afford it, have a long-term view and are prepared to maintain the property.”
What makes you a South Bay expert?
“Our network, reach and years of experience in sales and construction/development in the South Bay community.”
Share a bit about your job. What exactly does it entail?
“Constantly viewing and seeking properties; networking with people; and lots of following up with all the different parties involved in a transaction (lots of people).”
What have been the biggest changes you’ve seen in the South Bay market over the years?
“The increased prices.”