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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.


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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 motivate buyers to get off the fence. I would highly recommend him!
— Bruce M.

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 full advantage of both the Federal tax credit and the California state tax credit. He also secured a considerable credit from the seller for items in the house that worked just fine, but weren’t at 100%. Again, another testament to Jim’s comprehensive style. Jim’s meticulous and methodical approach put me at ease as he handled everything from A to Z thoroughly and expeditiously. Jim encouraged me to call with any questions, and I took him up on his offer. Jim happily answered my numerous phone calls and made sure I completely understood the home buying process. No one understands the real estate market and business like Jim. I would recommend Jim to anyone looking to buy a home. I can honestly say that if it wasn’t for Jim, I wouldn’t be in the house of my dreams.
— John G.

We love our new home!
— Evelyn 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 really get to know us all. As we began our search, he took us through dozens of homes, provided expert advice and explained the complexities of the market. After making several offers we were able to get in on our dream house, one that met all our needs. Then began the adventure of selling the home we lived in for 18 years. Jim and his staff really proved their worth as they showed us how to get our home ready and used the power of an established firm to market our house. We received 3 offers the first week and Jim sold our old home before the close of our new home, in just 45 days! Things could not have gone better. Jim’s professional, personal service has changed the way we look at realtors. We cannot imagine doing this with an inexperienced agent. We highly recommend Jim and his team.
— Sean and Rosangela K.

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 Jim to represent me and my interests as a buyer; and at the end of the process my impression proved to be right – even though Jim was also representing the seller! I believe Jim is an asset not only to his profession but also to his community, and I’m happy that Jim was my broker.
— Avak K.

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.

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 to make our desired purchase a reality. Jim is very professional, very knowledgeable about the market we were interested in, and always met us with a warm, calm, friendly and understanding manner. We certainly will refer to Jim in any future transactions, and will definitely recommend others to contact him and his team.
— Jason 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.

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 Estate expertise.”
— Morgan Mongi.

Global Reach
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Media partnerships whose innovation, experience and international impact
help drive awareness for the extraordinary properties for our network
represents while driving over 1 billion media impressions
for Sotheby’s International Realty Brand

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In an ever-increasing global marketplace, attracts more consumers to search, view and inquire than any other luxury real estate website. Its properties may also be found  on our network of interconnected local focused and globally aware members’ site. Property Distribution includes the most significant media companies and real estate focused websites in the world.

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Over 45 years of experience in the South Bay * Expert local knowledge & commitment to the region * A trusted reputation for thorough transactions, integrity and exceeding client’s expectations * Over 180 full-time agents in six South Bay offices * Maintains the quality of our resources and referrals * Stands for the best in professional knowledge, giving you the guidance and choices you need.


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An individual will be custom-tailored to market your home and will include a combination of key elements. The goal will be to reach the local market with a proven approach that our cumulative marketing and avertising efforts will generate results for you regardless of a specific advertisement. To that point, the following regional publications will be considered during the finalization of the marketing plan of your home: Beach Reporter, DIGS Magazine, Distinctive Homes Los Angeles, South Bay Magazine and many more…