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Welcome to the van zanten GROUP The Van Zanten Group was formed by CEO Jim Van Zanten and associate agent Rob Depaoli in February 2013. The group has added partners Walt Spadone and David Smith, two successful agents who specialize in residential sales, investment consulting and new construction. Also on the team is Jenn Viola, Director of Marketing, along with an in office support staff to handling marketing and transaction management. The Van Zanten Group is a team of luxury property specialists with a refined understanding of the South Bay. They represent both buyers and sellers in residential transaction, structure savvy property investments, and coordinate distinctive construction projects.

The group has 38 years in Real Estate in the South Bay, selling single family homes, as well as being involved in new construction, apartment investments, and commercial properties. An active portfolio of over 250 clients. Many have profited financially from Jim's expertise in a wide range of properties.
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Jim helped my wife and I buy our first home. After that, he helped a good friend of mine buy his home, and then helped my sister and brother in law buy their home. That says a lot about what my family and I think about the quality of work provided by Jim and his
- Ankur D.
Jim is a true professional; personable, knowledgeable and helpful. We felt like he really understood what we were looking and was able to do so quickly. He was always available and helped us through the entire process. My husband and I would gladly recommend Jim, and South Bay Brokers to those in need of Real
- Morgan M.
We’ve bought and sold four homes with Jim and in every case Jim exceeded our expectations. Every transaction had its own issues, but Jim always treated everyone with integrity and respect while getting us the best deal and helping us navigate some thorny situations. We’d recommend him to anyone!
- Tom & Ellen C.
We made the right choice not only in choosing a home but with choosing our Realtor. Our timelines were tight, and because we currently live overseas, the whole process needed a lot of hand holding, clear communication, guidance, and expert advice. Jim and team did a great job, and helped us navigate through the process
- Jason M.
It was a pleasure working with Jim and his staff. He adroitly uses his broad knowledge and extensive experience in providing his clients a highly professional experience.
- Florentina and Daniel M.
“It was a great pleasure to have Jim Van Zanten as my broker. He and his staff displayed a level of professionalism, courtesy and thoroughness which is increasingly hard to find these days in many commercial activities – not to mention real estate. From the very beginning I got the impression that I could trust
- Avak K.
Wow, After years of talking about getting more room for us and our 4 children, circumstances finally presented us with the opportunity to upsize our home. We had so many options and so many needs. Jim evaluated our situation and it became obvious that it was time for us to move. He was patient to
- Sean and Roseangle K.
We love our new home!
- Evelyn K.
I could not have been more pleased with Jim and my first home buying experience. His expertise, professionalism, and attention to detail are second to none and ensured a smooth and favorable transaction. Not only did Jim negotiate a significant price reduction, he was also able to structure an escrow that enabled me to take
- John G.
There really is no substitute for experience. Because of Jim’s knowledge of the market and experience gained through many real estate transactions, we were able to sell our house in a timely and satisfactory matter. In this day of market uncertainty it really pays off to have someone who really knows the market and can
- Bruce M.

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Sotheby's International RealtyTHE VAN ZANTEN GROUP
Sotheby's International RealtyIMAGINE AN EXTRAORDINARY BRAND
Sotheby's International RealtyTHE VAN ZANTEN GROUP
Sotheby's International RealtyIMAGINE AN EXTRAORDINARY BRAND
Sotheby's International RealtyTHE VAN ZANTEN GROUP
Sotheby's International RealtyIMAGINE AN EXTRAORDINARY BRAND
Sotheby's International RealtyIMAGINE AN EXTRAORDINARY BRAND
Sotheby's International RealtyIMAGINE AN EXTRAORDINARY BRAND

Welcome tothe van zanten GROUP

The Van Zanten Group was formed by CEO Jim Van Zanten and associate agent Rob Depaoli in February 2013. The group has added partners Walt Spadone and David Smith, two successful agents who specialize in residential sales, investment consulting and new construction. Also on the team is Jenn Viola, Director of Marketing, along with an in office support staff to handling marketing and transaction management. The Van Zanten Group is a team of luxury property specialists with a refined understanding of the South Bay. They represent both buyers and sellers in residential transaction, structure savvy property investments, and coordinate distinctive construction projects.

The group has 38 years in Real Estate in the South Bay, selling single family homes, as well as being involved in new construction, apartment investments, and commercial properties. An active portfolio of over 250 clients. Many have profited financially from Jim's expertise in a wide range of properties.

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The Team

SOUTH BAY'S FINEST REPRESENTATION

  • 45+ years

    of real estate experience

  • $ 1,000,000,000 +

    in career sales

  • We sell over 50

    homes per year

  • TOP 1% Agents

    in the South Bay

Sell

When you choose The Van Zanten Group of Vista Sotheby’s International Realty to list your home, you’re choosing to partner with an
organization filled with elite realtors and professional staff who will work at the highest level to sell your home.

our strategy
Real Estate Areas of Expertise
  • Buyer's Representation

  • Seller's Representation

  • Development

  • Investment

Testimonials

Get in touch

JIM VAN ZANTEN

310.466.1004 Jim.VanZanten@VistaSIR.com

ROB DEPAOLI

310.896.5343 Rob.Depaoli@VistaSIR.com

DAVID SMITH

310.720.7900 David.Smith@VistaSIR.com

WALT SPADONE

310.345.7350 Walt.Spadone@VistaSIR.com