Cindy Shearin

Cindy Shearin has worked in South Bay residential sales and development for the past 30 years. Among her many certifications, she is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, Certified Residential Specialist, GRI graduate, Certified Senior Resident Specialist and e-Pro Certified.  

How has your professional performance exceeded your clients’ expectations?

I deliver a very hands-on approach. My clients know that they will deal directly with me and that I am always available via my direct cell number: 310-200-8318. I’m not just a highly skilled Realtor®; I design both the exterior and interior of homes, develop projects from the ground up, select all the finishes for homes I create and personally stage my listings.

How do you ensure that your business is successful?

I consider myself a generational Realtor because my excellent client retention rate often extends to many generations in a family. Many clients started as first-time home buyers, and their young adult children are also becoming clients. Also, I listen! I attribute my success to my ability to interpret and deliver my clients’ dreams and visions with seamless transactions every time; my clients trust that all my decisions are motivated solely by their best interest.

As a designer, what are some of the newest trends in the real estate industry?

With so many people working remotely, there is more demand for home office space. Likewise, home gyms and workout areas are near the top of the list; it is not surprising to see a stationary bike in someone’s living room these days. There are fundamental shifts in how people work and live in the post-COVID world. The movie theatre room has morphed into multipurpose rooms to include theatre, bar, pool/game tables … it becomes a flex space for the whole family. Aesthetically, we see more neutrals, textures and wood-stained cabinets ranging from neutrals to greys instead of mainly paint-grade cabinetry. And yes, gold and black are still in! 

What are some tips for enhancing a home to prepare it for market if you don’t want to do a full remodel?

Some of the most modestly priced improvements can have a huge impact. Changing hardware in the kitchen and baths is a perfect example. Other high-impact changes are updating light fixtures and changing out accessories. Fresh paint can magically transform a whole space. 

What impact do you think the current stock market volatility and increased mortgage interest rates might have on real estate values in the South Bay?

There continues to be low inventory, as well as recognition of the South Bay as one of the most desirable communities in the United States. These factors create strong support for home values in our area. There is currently a modest cooling and a move toward more normal conditions in our market, but the South Bay will continue to be a highly sought-after community.

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