YOUR South Bay Realtor - BOB LOCKE

Due to an my unparalleled commitment to providing outstanding customer service, many of my satisfied real estate customers have submitted these letters, please take a moment to read them. Also, Click on PROPERTY RENOVATIONS by Bob Locke for a first hand look at professional presentations.

Reference letters from satisfied clients of
Bob Locke

2 October 2013

Dear Potential Customers of Bob Locke;

I want you all to know about the great experience I had with Bob Locke when purchasing my first home this year. Bob can best be described as a full service Real Estate agent who goes the extra mile to help his clients. I had heard worrisome stories about other agents that leave potential buyers on their own to handle the difficult and sometimes confusing legwork of the home buying process. Bob was not one of those agents. He helpfully coordinated every aspect of the purchase from the initial search right up through the final paperwork and moving in.

Bob was always available to answer my questions via phone, text, or email. I was never redirected to assistants or people in the main office. He provided timely and detailed responses to my questions and put my mind at ease. Often times, Bob would accommodate my busy schedule with weekend and after work visits to properties. He also accompanied me to the initial inspection of the home I purchased; and when a secondary inspection was required that I could not attend, Bob happily showed up and later provided me with a full report.

Anyone wishing to buy or sell a home will be extremely happy with the level of service and professional competence Bob brings to the job. If and when I decide to sell my first home and move on to other opportunities, I wouldn’t hesitate to contact Bob again. I highly recommend him and know you will not be disappointed.


Cole Standish

May 15, 2007

To: Bob Locke

From: Steve Yorg (one happy customer!)

Subject: You are the best!

Date: May 15, 2007


Thank you so much for handling the sale my father's condo at 8828 Pershing Drive, Playa del Rey. You did an outstanding job and went over the top to get the job done and, at the same time, get us the best possible price.

I found out about you through a referral. You were described to me as a miracle worker who will jump in and get the job done. I thought to myself; "Is anybody that good?" Now I know the answer is YES.

Your ability to fix up, list, and sell this owner-absent property was incredible. You knew exactly where to spend money to get the best price. You knew exactly who to hire to do the repairs, painting, carpet, etc. at the best price. You transformed an ugly, unsellable condo into a showcase property in a matter of 2 weeks. What a job!!!

Your hard work and negotiation skills generated multiple offers (in a difficult market) that led to a sale price that was substantially higher than I expected.

And most importantly, you took care of everything so I would not have to travel from the San Francisco area.

Bob, thanks again for your outstanding work. Please feel free to use me as a reference.

Steve Yorg

(925) 787-2640

Keith Shimizu, Pt Townsend, WA

Hi Cliff,

I'm doubtful that you'd remember me, but I asked for a referral to a San
Pedro Realtor and you led me to Bob Locke.

Well, the property on SP ended up going direct to an investing mgmt firm, so
I didn't use him. But I was impressed enough with his approach that I had
him do the sale of my home in Lakewood.

I can't thank you enough for the referral. He dove right in, suggested a
collection of improvements to be done and I can safely say that he doubled
the return on the capital improvements that he coordinated and supervised.
He took a 50's tract home, that had long fallen into disrepair and turned it
into a gem. Mind you, I had purchased this home as a fixer, lived in it for
a dozen years and did very little towards my lofty goal. But Bob polished
my plans and got the rest done.

The net result is that it had a full offer before it made it to listing.
Then another bid above asking on the day it did post to the MLS. This in an
area that has slowed down to where this is now rare. In fact, there was a
comparable listing just one block away that had been listed a month before
my house and it just sold. So that shows how Bob's touch added distinction
to the property to where it moved immediately without having to compromise
in price. No question, I got top dollar.

I was surprised to learn that though you have used Bob yourself for
purchases, that you haven't used him as listing agent. I'd encourage you to
put serious consideration towards using him if the need arises in the
future. You won't be disappointed.

Thanks again for referring me to Bob Locke

Keith Shimizu, Pt Townsend, WA



To Whom This May Concern:

I have been an escrow officer for 7 years and currently work for a very reputable escrow company in the South Bay area of Los Angeles that has been in business for 35 years. Needless to say I have had the opportunity to work with a large cross section of Realtors, many of whom repeatedly refer clients to our firm.

I would like to take this opportunity to say that Robert Locke, of Re/Max, is a real estate agent who has always exhibited a distinctive work ethic with his clientele, other real estate agents and myself as an escrow officer.

I have always been assured that any real estate transaction that I am a party to with Mr. Locke will be conducted in a responsible and professional manner.

My respect and trust for Mr. Locke is made evident by the fact that I refer my family members and friends solely to Mr. Locke. I have complete faith that he will (and has) work diligently and do his utmost to protect the interests of those he represents.

Please feel free to call me if you would like any additional information regarding Mr. Locke.


Melinda L. Hannon
Escrow Officer
Residential, Commercial, Vacant Lots, Business,
SBA, Leasehold, Refinance and Hard Money Escrows
Rancho San Pedro Escrow
864 West 9th Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
Telephone (310)548-1263, Ext. 26
Facsimile (310)548-1157
Available: Evenings, Weekends & Holidays
by Appointment

Steve and Cheri Rankin

Dear Bob,

Cheri and I would like to formally thank you and Barbara. Your “Team” performance in the recent sale of our home in the Seaview area of Palos Verdes was outstanding.

Your unique approach in the preparation and marketing of our home resulted in an extremely quick and painless sale. There was minimal disruption in our daily lives. Best of all, we received FULL VALUE for the home.

We will certainly utilize your skills in our future real estate transactions. We also highly recommend your services to family and friends.

Again, thank you for all that you and Barbara have done for us.


Steve and Cheri Rankin

Katherine Maher, San Pedro

To Whom It May Concern:

Earlier this year I wanted to sell my home on 26th Street in San Pedro. I listed my property with Bob & Barbara Locke of ReMax based on their performance with the sale of another property in the building where I currently live.

Bob helped me understand what I needed to do to present my property well to potential buyers. He brought in his crew of contractors that were very reasonably priced, passed along his contractor discounts to me and not only supervised the renovations, but actually did come of the physical labor himself.

Bob and Barbara are both very honest and upfront with all of their business dealings. They care about their clients and guide them through the whole process from start to finish.

They advertised my property and held open houses weekly. My condo sold in three weeks at full price. They stayed in contact with me constantly, even through escrow.

I highly recommend them for all real estate transactions. They are honest and true professionals that put the needs of their clients first! Whether you are a buyer or seller, you need the best real estate agents. They are definitely THE BEST.

Katherine Maher, San Pedro

Ship’s Captain Steve and Cathy Oldale, Oregon

To Whom It May Concern:

We were introduced to Bob & Barbara Locke by our neighbor who expressed her admiration of their talents as Realtors.

In the twenty-five years that I have been involved on numerous real estate transactions, I can state without reservation that Bob Locke has surpassed all other agents with whom I have dealt. He is totally client centered, tireless in his market research, a peerless facilitator and knowledgeable in all aspects of property transactions. Bob & Barbara undeniably go the extra mile in giving relevant advice and connecting the numerous strands to ensure a seamless sale. Bob is constantly in touch with client providing timely information to you “in the loop”.

In my experience, I find the Locke service “above and beyond the call of duty” and cannot recommend them highly enough.

Ship’s Captain Steve and Cathy Oldale, Oregon

February 22, 2006

February 22, 2006

Dear Bob:

Thank you for helping us to sell our San Pedro condominium. Initially, Mark wanted to simply walk away from it but we both knew that it would have to be redecorated in order to sell. I appreciated the appealing color selections made by your decorator friend. Newly painted and carpeted, the condo looked wonderful and appealing. We were truly amazed to learn that over one hundred people had come through during the Open House weekend and that we had three substantial offers. We accepted one and the sale went through very quickly. You helped us turn a net loss into a net profit. We are most grateful to you for helping us sell the condo at a difficult time when we were making the transition to living in a new state.

Mark Caywood and Deanna Glad

Feb. 9, 2009

Mary Ellen Barnes, Ph.D.

4020 Palos Verdes Drive North, Suite 201, Rolling Hills Estates, CA. 90274


Feb. 9, 2009

To Whom It May Concern:

Bob Locke has admirably represented my husband and me in both selling our home and

in buying another home. In 2005 he sold our home and in 2008 he found a wonderful

home for us to buy. In 2006, he helped me find a commercial property to lease for

my business and was most helpful in that process.

I highly recommend Bob Locke as a real estate agent. A friend referred Bob to us a little

over three years ago. I am so grateful to her for that! He really worked hard for my

husband and me when we sold our home three years ago, getting us a high price and

selling our house quickly. We were so impressed with his integrity and work ethic that

when it came time to purchase another property, we did not hesitate to call him. Indeed,

Bob found us our new home, with a wonderful view and a great price, in December 2008.

Bob’s business acumen is exceptional. He understands negotiation and excels at it,

possessing a real talent for the art of price negotiation. We felt that because of him, we

did very well price-wise when we bought our new home. He is also very detail oriented

with the endless real estate paperwork and kept us informed every step of the way during

the entire process until the house closed, both when we were selling and again when we

were buying.

Another quality I really value in Bob is that he always works on behalf of his client,

regardless of their role as buyer or seller. We find that quality to be rare in real estate

agents, having worked with some in the past who did not care much about anything

except their commission.

I highly recommend Bob Locke to anyone in need of a real estate agent to represent him

or her in any real estate transaction.


Mary Ellen Barnes, Ph.D.


Your Empowering Solutions, Inc.

October 18, 2000

October 18, 2000

Bob Locke
Dear Bob,
I came to you 3 months ago. I wanted to buy a $400,000 house for $360,000 and I wanted $350,000 for a house I purchased less than a year ago for $300,000. I asked you to try to put these two deals together. Rather than laugh at me, you said ‘no problem’.
Well you did it! I had a feeling you would if it were humanly possible (I just wasn’t sure it was!)
You are a pleasure to do business with, a professional in every sense. You dug into the details and kept my interests foremost. You negotiated unbelievably well for me and you spent enormous time custom marketing my home. You’ve saved me a ton of money! You can bet that I will be sending my friends & colleagues to you.
If ever I can be of service or reference please call on me.

Continued Success!
Chuck Kendig
National Manager
Acura Parts & Service

July 11,2002

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From: Malenbaum, Mark R”
To: Susie Phillips (E-mail) <susan.phiIIips@prudential.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 11,2002 9:16 AM
Subject: Recommendation for Bob Locke
I just wanted to convey my sincere appreciation for the Realtor, Bob Locke I selected in Los Angeles to handle the selling of my Condo. Bob went above and beyond the normal duties of a Realtor by coordinating many upgrade activities while I was busy transferring to my new work location. We left in a hurry on June 17th and within one week, Bob scheduled reliable high quality contractors to refinish the hardwood floors, paint the entire inside, tile the kitchen floor, and perform extensive cleaning. Needless to say the property went on the market on 1 July, and we had multiple offers 3.5% above asking price. I anticipate the deal to close quickly in 21 days as desired.
Bob has also been extremely effective at handling the sale with an out of town seller. I can whole heartedly recommend Bob for any Real Estate transaction you may need to conduct in the Los Angeles area and plan on using him again if we ever come back to LA. Please consider using him as on of your preferred Realtors, you will not be disappointed. His info follows
Bob Locke
RE/MAX Palos Verdes Realty
Work: 310-541-5224 x260
home: 310-541-1495
Pager: 310-978-3710
EMail: boblocke2(acox.net
Please forward this email to Jackie Anthony since I don’t have her EMail Sincerely Yours.
Mark R. Ivialenbaum
805-606-6340 x2534

Joan Dyer Corporate Accounting

To Whom It May Concern:
Bob Locke is a real estate broker with RB/MAX Palos Verdes Realty. He has been associated with RE/MAX since 1997. Bob has always conducted business in a professional manner, has good business acumen and enjoys an excellent reputation among his clients and fellow realtors.
Bob dedicates himself unselfishly to the successful completion of his various real estate endeavors. Because of his many qualifications he will continue to enjoy significant success and a bright future as a real estate broker with RE/MAX.
Joan Dyer
Corporate Accounting
RE/MAX Palos Verdes Realty

RB/MAX Execs
RE/MAX Commercial & Investment
Palos Verdes Realty
63 Malaga Cove Plaza
Palos Verdes Estates, CalIfornia 90274
Office: (310) 378-9494 Fax: (310) 373-3427 Each Office Independently Owned and Operated

Feb 12 2009

Fax: Feb 12 2009 05:S3pm P001/001
721 F. Imperial Hwy.
Brea, CA 92821
February 12,2009
To Whom It May Concern:
This is to inform you that I have worked with Bob Locke for over 7 years. During this time, I have found him very detail oriented and with thorough knowledge in the real estate indusiry. I commend him for his attention to detail. He takes full charge of any situation and I’ve never seen him procrastinate. He really works well with buyers, sellers and lenders at a high level of professionalism. He’s capable of restoring listed properties in a very cost effective manner. Being in the lending industry for over 20 years myself, I have found Bob Locke very dependable and able to execute any given task.
Please feel free to contact me at the number below should you have any questions.
Vinnie Patel.
Senior Loan Officer
(310) 849-5462
E-fax 866-543-8246

July 26,1999

Dear Bob, July 26,1999

Sorry it took so long to write this letter of gratitude. We have been so busy settled down in out new “dream home”. I just had to let you know how much we appreciated all the hard work you did for us. Because of your hard work, dedication and expertise we were able to get us so much more money than we thought possible. You are truly an expert in your field. I will always recommend you to anyone who wants to buy or sell their home. It is so nice to work with someone you can really trust and who truly has your best interests at heart. Thanks again for your help and friendship. We would love to have you out for a visit.

Stacey Barnum – 909 277 8135

Melinda Soto

Dear Bob,

I am so grateful that you were my agent when finding my home. Once I found the right one you spent a lot of time contacting the bank and got the papers together to get the approval bid. You have been a tremendous help in giving me the emotional support I needed. You have been such a caring friend and I will cherish that forever. I highly recommend your services to others. In fact the Chahowskoi’s have come to you, and purchased their home on my recommendation.

With deepest gratitude,

Melinda Soto

February 5,2009

Palos Verdes Peninsula Association of REALTORS®
February 5,2009
Re: Robert Locke — NRDS# 189000682 To Whom It May Concern:
This letter will confirm that Robert Locke has been a REALTOR member in good standing with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Association of REALTORS® since December 30, 1998.
If you require additional information, please feel free to contact our Membership Department at 310 377-4873.
Executive Assitant
Palos Verdes Peninsula Association of REALTORS®
627 Silver Spur Rd., #106
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA. 90274
310 377-4873
marykay @pvpar. corn

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Receiving thanks from clients who have had successful real estate purchases is largely due to the fact that I always assess the needs of my real estate clients and provide them with a level of service that is second to none.

My real estate services as a Realtor extend from LA county to Orange county, but primarily the South Bay which is from LAX east to the Harbor Fwy and to the ocean.

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