Born and raised in Torrance, California, I am a real estate industry veteran serving the South Bay cities of Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Torrance, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Hawthorne, Gardena, Lawndale, and El Segundo.
Shortly after receiving my MBA degree from California State University in Long Beach, I began my real estate career. With close to four decades of experience as a top-ranked agent, I have the answer to any real estate question. I am well-known in the real estate community and have assisted nearly 1,000 families accomplish their real estate goals.
My focus includes sellers, young buyers, experienced investors, developers, and relocating families. I have experience with all types of property from starter homes to luxury estates.
If you are buying, my vast market knowledge, gained from decades of experience, helps me know which neighborhoods will suit your lifestyle best. If you are selling, I particularly enjoy helping to prepare your home for sale.
In a fast-changing real estate market, I know how to avoid potential pitfalls inherent in any real estate transaction and will provide you a seamless, stress-free transaction. I am very hands-on, detail-oriented and will always act in your best interests.
By emphasizing customer service, I have built a solid network of repeat clients and referrals. Apart from earning my MBA, CPA, and general contractor’s license, I am a member of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame and have also received the RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award.
My wife, Kathy, and I have two sons, Jacob and Tyler. We are involved with our kid’s activities, sports, boy scouts, and school functions. I also enjoy reading, family vacations, taking ceramics classes, planting an annual vegetable garden and I humbly consider myself quite the grill master.
I would love to add you to my list of satisfied clients. Please contact me, I am ready to go to work for you.
I looked around for an agent who specialized in Redondo Beach. Dennis Hartley seemed to have a lot of listings in the area so I gave him a call. Immediately, I could tell that he really knew that market. In short order I found a townhome that was perfect, made an offer and beat out five other buyers. After the close, Dennis recommended some fantastic contractors to do a few upgrades, it made it really easy and I saved a lot of money.— Meg H.
Dennis Hartley is phenomenal at what he does. He was integral to making sure we got the best possible deal when we sold our house in Torrance. He was responsive, helpful, knowledgeable, and most importantly honest. We absolutely loved working with him. I would recommend him to anyone who is buying or selling a new home. It was such a pleasure working with him and I look forward to using his services again in the future. 10/10! Fantastic experience!— Veronica H.
My wife, Susan, and I worked with Dennis Hartley on the purchase of our new home in Redondo Beach. Dennis was friendly, responsive and very professional every step of the way. He kept us up to date and made the entire home buying experience easy. He’s a great agent and a genuinely nice guy. We recommend Dennis without hesitation.— Mike L.
Dennis Hartley helped us find a home in Rancho Palos Verdes as we moved across the country. We had little local knowledge, a tight timeline, and very specific needs. He was proactive, thoughtful and responsive. He strove to be efficient as we had our 3 little ones with us most of the time. We really appreciated Dennis' patient, genuine personality. Let’s face it, moving is stressful but he made it much easier. I wouldn’t consider making a move without Dennis’ help.— Kent H.
We talked to Dennis Hartley who gave great advice on things to do before putting our Lomita condo on the market. Supervising contactors would have really been hard. Dennis lined up a painter, plumber, flooring guy and cleaning lady and scheduled all the work. In less than two weeks, all the work was done. We went on the market and received 12 offers, some way above list price. In less than 30 days we closed escrow. Hire Dennis Hartley and then get out of the way, he gets things done.— Adrienne M.
I found out what a great real estate agent does after working with Dennis Hartley. We were able to sell and buy a home in Redondo Beach in a very short time frame. Dennis was on top of it from the start. Advising us on preparing our home for sale and then finding a sweet “off market” home that was everything we wanted. He turned a complicated process into something quick and easy. He anticipated every problem and had a ready solution, only an experienced agent can do that.— Thomas G.
Years ago when we were looking for a house we met Dennis. After a few showings we decided to save up more money for another couple years. Dennis was very genuine, honest and very pleasant to be working with. We were so impressed by him that we ended up going back to him two years later after we were ready for house hunting again. His team helped us navigate through the process, alleviate the stress of home buying and found us our dream home. If we are to buy another property in the future we will go to Dennis Hartley and we recommend him and his team to anyone who are in search for their dream home.— Jean C.
Dennis Hartley did a tremendous job staging, marketing and selling our house in Redondo Beach. The entire situation was difficult and very complex but Dennis did an excellent job with the process of getting the house ready to sell and selling the house. I believe we never would have gotten the offer we did if Dennis wasn't so well connected with others in the industry locally and potential buyers. He also arranged to have extensive work done on my house and all of his contractors came through for us. A+ across the board. He is a very sincere and likeable person.— Kyle H.
Dennis Hartley was a pleasure to work with on selling our Redondo Beach home. He was actually the selling agent when we bought the home and we were impressed with his professionalism so we hired him to represent us when it was time for us to sell the home. Our instincts were proven right when Dennis found another realtor with a buyer before we were even ready to list the house. He helped us get the price we had hoped for and never even had to go through the process of staging and listing the house. It made life so much easier on me and my wife. We would definitely recommend Dennis.— Matt G.
Dennis Hartley most recently helped us list and sold a house in Redondo Beach in 2016. Through exceptionally good planning work, we received 5 offers during the first weekend of open house. Three years prior to that transaction, Dennis had helped us purchase a house in Redondo Beach. In both transactions we were totally impressed with his responsiveness, ability to think creatively, and willingness to tackle tough issues. We were also very happy with his dedicated service team, who help us with a lot of the preparation and post sale renovation work. My husband and I are committed to Dennis. and we highly recommend him to anyone considering selling o...— Alice S.
Since 1996, I have worked with Dennis Hartley for selling my prior townhome and then the purchase of my current home in Redondo Beach. During the years I have known Dennis, he is a true professional and continues to keep in contact with his clients long after the sales work is done. If I should sell my current residence, Dennis will be the one I will call. One thing that is very important is that during the financial melt-down in 2008, many "would-be" or "want to be" real estate agents went away... Reason, they did not know how to weather those financial conditions and were not seasoned real estate personnel. A true professional and expert would kno...— Gerry L.
Dennis Hartley seems to have his finger on the pulse in Redondo Beach. He was very pleasant to work with. He gave us some great advice and out of the box suggestions on how we could purchase a house prior to selling ours. By following his advice, we purchased our dream home. His network of Realtors he works with got us an all cash buyer for our home which made our transaction seamless and less stress to deal with. We did not even have to list our property on the MLS. Dennis' personality is very calm easy going which helps during a dual transaction. He is up to date with technology like using docusign which makes everything time efficient. I would hi...— Michelle O.
Dennis is genuinely interested in you as a person, and as a result, he met and exceeded our expectations. His insights to the local real estate market were invaluable, and his preparation before actual listing were both professional and effective. We requested a get-to-know-you interview, on short notice, to which Dennis came well prepared. He consistently communicated in a timely fashion and was always honest and up front with us about any issues during the process. Dennis and his assistant Jennifer are a powerful force, and will net you not only quick results, but results that will leave you feeling very positive. We would highly recommend Dennis ...— John L.
Let me preface everything by saying this first. If you don’t have Dennis as your Realtor, you are already at a disadvantage! We bought and sold a house with Dennis so I will speak about both experiences separately. Selling our home Dennis made our house look beautiful. To the point where my wife and I started to think why we were even selling this place? He took care of everything and many times went out of his way to make things easy for us. He worked with our schedule, was never pushy and always put us first. We got multiple offers (over asking) after just one open house! Due to some unforeseen issues with the buyer we fell out of escrow. Dennis g...— Salman I.
You will not find a more capable and robust real estate agent than Dennis Hartley! We started out not knowing the market, so Dennis educated us on lots of necessary details that allowed us to comprehensively explore our every option. We looked at houses from El Segundo to Rancho Palos Verdes. He was always patient and comprehensively informative. Dennis’s style is professional, experienced, and authentically engaging. He is a sharp listener, never pushy, and extremely patient. We talked together for almost 3 years before we pulled the trigger. We both sold our house and purchased a new house with Dennis. The whole process was very smooth and there w...— Shannon M.
My husband and I chose Dennis Hartley as our real estate agent based on the recommendation of friend who had worked with Dennis on several transactions. This friend of ours is a very tough customer and we figured if Dennis impressed this particular friend, then Dennis must be very good at what he does. And, indeed, he is. Dennis came to our first meeting very well prepared with a comprehensive overview of the market as well as strong rationale for the potential listing price of our home. He is very well networked and had a strong offer on our home before it was even listed. He connected us with greatly skilled, fair-priced resources to help us make ...— Sandy B.
My husband and I relocated back to Southern California 2 1/2 years ago. We have done two transactions with Dennis Hartley since then (bought one and sold one). The experiences both times were so satisfying and enjoyable that we wish we could do one transaction with Dennis every year. When we recently sold our house, Dennis advised on the preparation work to complete, arranged the helpers for the work, advised on the listing price, and helped stage the house. It took us about a month to get the house ready and we received multiple offers in a week with almost every offer exceeding the listing price. We attribute the success to Dennis’ extensive marke...— Alice S.
I have known Dennis Hartley for over 20 years and he has been our realtor in 6 real estate transactions throughout the years (both buying and selling). In all cases, Dennis demonstrated unmatched professionalism, dependability, and honesty and he always delivered excellent results. Dennis takes the time to truly understand his client’s needs and his low-key, low-pressure style immediately puts everyone at ease in what can often be very stressful situations. Dennis is extremely adept at navigating the complexities and unexpected twists that are often faced in today’s real estate transactions. Dennis is also able to bring to bear his broad network of ...— Alan L.
Dennis is an excellent knowledgeable agent. He guided us through the entire selling process. We had a couple of unforeseen circumstances come up along the way, but Dennis stayed calm and reassuring and helped us resolve all issues. He helped us in every aspect from beginning to end and answered all our questions patiently. He assisted us every step of the way from staging our home for viewing to recommending someone to fix small details around the house to negotiating with the buyer. He had a buyer for our home within a week of being listed at over the asking price and the entire process was less stressful than I ever expected thanks to Dennis. I wo...— Henry & Mariella F.
Dennis Hartley recently helped us sell our old house in Torrance and buy our current one in Rancho Palos Verdes. We were extremely pleased with his service on both transactions. He is a top notch professional with integrity. He is patient and low-key as well as experienced, knowing how to get the job done in stressful situations. For example, we needed to have a non-working spa drained after inspection at the new house before we could get funding on our loan. Time was of the essence, so Dennis brought two hoses and drained it himself rather than having us wait days and have us pay someone to do it. He is dependable, honest and delivers excellent res...— Joannie J.
Having done over a dozen real estate transactions in the last dozen years, I can say Dennis Hartley is the best I’ve worked with. He knows the beach cities both the real estate and the community of buyers and sellers and he uses that knowledge not only to market the home, but to help with decisions in preparing the house for sale in a cost effective (return on investment) fashion. He also knows how to work the listing and offer process to maximize the sale price. In my case he assisted with finding painters, installers, handymen, and picking colors and which fixtures to replace and with what. He listed on a Thursday and by Monday we had 4 very solid...— Dave K.
Dennis Hartley is a real treasure. My wife and I were on a very short time-table to buy a house in what had become a real sellers’ market. Dennis is very familiar with the entire South Bay area and was able to target homes that made sense for us. He was patient with us as we slowly learned the realities of bidding in this market, and worked his magic to connect us to sellers who were just right for us. Ultimately, we got an amazing home in Redondo Beach for a decent price and felt like we maintained our integrity through the whole process. I highly recommend Dennis Hartley and would use him again in a heartbeat.— Chris O.
Dennis Hartley helped us find our new home as we moved from the east coast to Rancho Palos Verdes. We had little local knowledge, a tight timeline, and very specific needs. Dennis was professional, responsive, and resourceful throughout the process. This made our experience smoother and easier. Beyond the actual service, however, we really appreciated Dennis’ disposition. He was patient, considerate, and genuine. While any experience such as this is bound to be stressful, Dennis made a stressful transition much easier. I would highly recommend working with Dennis Hartley.— Riaz A.
Looking for an agent who isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty? No detail seems too small or too large for Dennis, if he doesn’t have an answer or referral (i.e. a roofer to replace roof tiles), he will find one! Dennis goes above and beyond and is a great multi-tasker who will give you lots of attention when needed. He is very responsive and his integrity is top-notch! I have purchased 3 homes and sold 2 homes in the South Bay using Dennis Hartley. I highly recommend him!— Theresa L.
Dennis helped us simultaneously buy and sell houses in Redondo Beach, as we downsized. This was a stressful period and he was always available and calm. He showed us about 50 houses to help us determine what we wanted in a new home, and the results of both the sale and the purchase were very satisfactory. I would recommend Dennis Hartley without hesitation for any South Bay transaction.— Jim S.
Dennis Hartley was very professional and has a vast knowledge of the real estate business and of the Golden Hills area in particular. He made the entire sale of our property both quick and easy. He also was diligent to keep us updated and informed throughout the process. I would highly recommend Dennis to anyone looking to sell or buy a home in the Golden Hills area.— James G.
We can’t say enough about Dennis’ work ethic, commitment to his customers and his overall care of our situation. We will miss the weekly and sometimes daily contact we’ve had with him. We highly recommend Dennis Hartley to anyone who needs professional attention regarding real estate. Please call Dennis, we promise you won’t be disappointed!— Barbara S.
With over three decades of experience as a top ranked agent, he has the answer to any real estate question. He has helped nearly 1000 families buy or sell real estate. His emphasis on customer service has resulted in numerous sales awards and many satisfied clients.