“95% of my business is referral based…”

John Paul Tabakian

I absolutely love this man. It is rare to work with someone whom you can trust 100%. Ted spent months helping me pick the right home. I was a very picky client seeking a great location with awesome neighbors. This man is awesome. He is extremely personable, which is very important to an extrovert like myself. I was able to find a home in turn key condition in the Hickory Park community of Torrance. The home was beautiful. Three days after taking possession and sleeping on an inflatable mattress (something every man should do immediately after such a purchase) we went to work. Ted really shines as a contractor! He has this great smile when you express a willingness to do little things like rip out the electrical system, sewer line, build a new hallway bathroom with custom shower, lay hardwood floors, paint every room a different color, install crown molding, baseboards, window trims, new interior doors, recessed lighting, exterior gas lines (barbecue, heat lamps), etc! . There was no mess during any phase of remodeling! I never hire anyone to work on my home without first calling or emailing Ted. His list of contacts are supreme!

John Paul Tabakian
phone = (310) 316-3469
email = class@tabakian.com

Rob Palmer

Dear Ted:
Your vast knowledge of the South Bay real estate market and competency as a realtor has enabled many executors and trustees to close escrows in an efficient and timely manner.  Your promptness in responding to sometimes difficult situations and providing a resolution has enabled many escrows to close which otherwise might not have.  I appreciate your professional opinion of value plus your advice regarding not only what maintenance is necessary to obtain the highest and best value for my client, but also your ability to coordinate having the work done.  In addition, I am always grateful for your patient demeanor, your sensitivity to each client's specific set of circumstances and your willingness to do whatever it takes to ensure a seamless transaction.  I know I speak for my clients when I say they do as well.  Thank you for your professionalism.
Sincerely yours,
Robert H. Palmer
Attorney at Law

Lori Rotblatt

Dear Ted - You are one amazing agent!  You always put your client's interest first, which is not always standard in your industry.  I thank you for all the hours and patience you put in to expertly negotiate and close my deal.  You are so easy to work with, and have helped me to become educated and confident in the 1031 Exchange process.  My "downleg" property is now sold, and I look forward to a brighter financial future thanks to you.

Sincerely - Lori Rotblatt

Dan Dunbar

Dear Ted:  Thanks again for all your help in the recent sale of my two apartment buildings.  I received a fair price on both buildings.  Your connections in locating the buyers resulted in efficient, fair and “win-win” transactions.  Your attention to detail and hands on assistance every step of the way is greatly appreciated.  
 PS – If I wasn’t such an idiot & panicked I’d have a lot more money, but that has to do with my pathology.

Dan Dunbar
Law Offices of Daniel W. Dunbar

Randy Reck

I have purchased three (and sold two) houses in Manhattan Beach in the past several years with Ted as my agent.  Ted has consistently gone beyond the normal duties of a Realtor by taking care of many complex details that were essential to closing the deal.  He has always been frank and honest, sharing his gut feel on a property, as well as successfully searching for good fits based upon my specific needs.  I whole-heartedly recommend him for both buying and selling.

Randy Reck
Manhattan Beach

Steve LaBella

"My wife and I honestly can't say enough about Ted.  Every now and then you come across someone who is really really good at what they do, he is that guy.  Made everything incredibly easy, when we needed to have things done to get the house ready, he met the plumber, painter, termite inspector at the house, told them what was needed to do, made sure it was done.  He knows everyone in this town, the other agents, contractors, builders, etc.  We used him to find our new house as well.  He will be as patient or as aggressive as you want.  Is always available, calls back the same day.  Can't say enough..."     

Steve & Maite LaBella

Matt & Carrie Dodd

While it goes without saying that I’m somewhat bias, my brother Ted has provided terrific service for my wife Carrie and I with a number of real estate transactions.  The most recent sale of our home in El Segundo was extremely time sensitive in that it required a number of maintenance projects to prepare our house for sale.  Teddy coordinated and managed the entire construction process which included paint, landscaping, a new roof, heating and staging.  Despite a clear turn towards a difficult market in the Fall of 2007, Teddy completed the upgrades, listed and sold our house for above asking price in just under 10 days.  Simultaneously, we purchased the house he found for us off market in Hermosa Beach with both escrows closing almost simultaneously within 30 days.  Our new home in Hermosa Beach also required an extensive number of upgrades; Teddy coordinated those as well.  Because of his extensive knowledge of construction we were able to get more done with our limited budget and all projects were completed on time.  Perhaps most importantly, everything he does is in a manner that is very professional, relaxed and puts one’s mind at ease.  The entire process can be so extremely stressful, but with Teddy’s personable nature and professional abilities, not to mention an occasional glass of wine, it was actually fun. 

Matt Dodd
Sr. Director of Development
City of Hope Cancer Center - NOPI

Alison Diaz

More than ten years ago, I bought my first house in the Hermosa Beach Hills.  The housing market was on the rise and I feared never being able to make the right choice.  Ted didn’t give up.  He showed me many options in a variety of South Bay neighborhoods from condos to single family homes to duplexes.  Once I had a good understanding of the housing market and Ted had a good understanding of what I liked, he would suggest I visit listings on my own. I was out for an evening run when I ran past my current home.  As soon as I saw the yard, I knew I wanted it; it was perfect.  It was a duplex that looked more like a single family home.  Initially the rent from the back unit helped me afford the property on my own. 

Since my initial purchase, Ted has stayed in touch and supported my family in our ability to renovate, refinance, and manage the rental unit.  Ted provided referrals for contractors, insurance agents and the like.  He continues to run credit checks on new tenants and consistently updates us on neighborhood values.

Last and perhaps more important to the greater local high school community, Ted supported Environmental Charter High School’s efforts to find and negotiate its first school site.  Environmental Charter High School is an innovative public charter school offering students in Lawndale and surrounding communities a rigorous college preparatory high school experience.  Charter schools offer local students a public school choice.  

Without Ted Dodd’s integral support, I wouldn’t have found my first home nor would ECHS have found its first home.  Thanks Ted for helping making it possible. 

Alison Diaz
Founder of Environmental Charter High School 

Ditta Reed

Dear Ted:   I just wanted to thank you again on the incredible job you did on handling the probate sale in Reseda.  I am amazed at what you and your crew were able to do to the property.  When you took the listing, the property was in terrible condition and cluttered with abandoned vehicles and trash.  Our client in Northern California did not have the ability to organize the mammoth clean up job that was needed to get the property in a presentable condition to be sold.


Thankfully this was not an issue for you.  Within just a few weeks you and your crew completely cleaned up the property and had it ready for showing.  Your willingness to go the extra mile made a difference and helped the property sell quickly even in this tough market. 


You have been a pleasure to work with and I look forward to referring many more sales to you in the coming years.    


Very truly yours,



Ditta Reed, Esquire

Mike Markley

Ted has been my real estate agent on five home transactions over the last nineteen years. In each case he has impressed me with his experience, knowledge and creativity in acquiring and marketing properties. As a seller's agent, Ted identified cost effective improvements which would help market my home, contracted the appropriate resources and then managed the projects to completion. On one occasion, Ted's extensive contacts and knowledge of the area allowed me the opportunity to purchase a home before it was marketed or included on any multiple listing service.

I have yet to find another real estate professional with Ted's capabilities.  I have recommended him to numerous friends and contacts and will use him again.

Mike Markley

R.K. Nyman

I have know Ted Dodd for 30 years.  He is one of the finest people I know, both personally and professionally.  I used Ted to help me purchase my first home and his expertise was invaluable in getting the deal done.  The seller was tough and cantankerous, but Ted's encyclopedic knowledge of real estate and his interpersonal skills helped smooth all the bumps in negotiations.  I highly recommend Ted Dodd.

R.K. Nyman

Gregg Scott

Ted has been instrumental in getting me into Manhattan Beach. I have worked with him several times and each time he makes it a win-win from beginning to end. His personality and character, combined with his real estate experience and attention to detail make him the best in the South Bay in my opinion. When it comes to having the pulse on the South Bay and getting the job done hassle-free and right, I highly recommend Ted first and foremost.  

Gregg Scott

Lisa & Richard Gallien

Tedd Dodd has helped my family in all areas of real estate matters for twenty years. He has always shown a great deal of professionalism and integrity.  Ted continues to be a trusted friend, and has had an enormous hand in our family's success.

Richard Gallien
Womens Tennis Coach
University of Southern California

Jeff Harris

Ted has been my real estate agent for the last ten  years and has handled numerous real estate deals for me.  I would trust no one else to get the job done the way that Ted can.  He has the knowledge, contacts, motivation, perseverance, and experience it takes to close the deal.  From the moment you contact him and let him know you need his services, he is at your every beckon call.  Recently, I needed to sell my home, but it was not in "turn key" condition.  There was a redwood deck in dire need of replacement.  Ted did not call a contractor, but instead came out and physically helped me rebuild the deck over the weekend.  I believe this was an important contributing factor in the sale of the house.  During the escrow period, I had many questions and Ted was always just a phone call away with the answers.  With Ted's years of experience you will not find a better agent in the South Bay.

Jeff Harris

Judy Marvin

Ted stayed on top of every detail of both the sale of my home and the purchase of my new home.  His integrity and work ethic shine through in everything he does.  Every aspect of both transactions were handled in an exceptional manner.

I believe that Ted stands alone in maintaining the high ethical standards necessary to complete real estate transactions in today's market.  I highly recommend Ted to anyone desiring an easy and hassle-free move!

Judy Marvin

Greg & Julie Fontana

Ted Dodd is the best realtor in the South Bay!  His enthusiasm, energy, honesty and local knowledge are unmatched.  My wife and I have used Ted on a number of real estate transactions and truly value his integrity and ability.  We recommend Ted to anyone buying or selling a home in the South Bay.

Greg Fontana
Lifelong South Bay Residents

Michael & Lee Bakos

Six years ago, my wife (Lee) and I had the opportunity of a lifetime to purchase a home in Manhattan Beach, California.  In doing so, we wanted to be sure that we chose a realtor who had our best interests in mind and one that we could trust.  At the request of a good friend, we chose Ted Dodd of Northwest Realty.  We very quickly set up a meeting with Ted to discuss our preferences and budget.  After our meeting, my wife and I were absolutely delighted with his local real estate knowledge and felt very comfortable with him leading the way.  Over a period of a few months, Ted showed us a variety of options in Manhattan and Hermosa Beach.  He was extremely diligent, timely and seemed to have his finger on the pulse of the real estate market.  It seemed as if he knew of the listings before anyone else...  Within a few short months, we finally found our home.  During the negotiation process, Ted really shined!  He definitely had our best interests in mind and was extremely flexible and tolerant with our demands/concerns.  As first time home buyers, we didn't know what to expect.  Ted was superb in all areas and we recommend his work to everyone we know.  One last note...  Ted continues to keep us abreast of market conditions and competitive properties in our area which only confirms his commitment to his profession.

Michael Bakos

Brendan Morrisey

I have worked with Ted on several buying and selling transactions.  Each time we had a smooth process and successful transaction within a short time window.  Ted absolutely goes above and beyond to help his buyer or seller, his market knowledge is absolutely unrivaled, and he seems to know every real estate professional and property in the entire South Bay.

I especially appreciate Ted's advice, straight-forward communication, and how thorough he is.  If you want a market expert with years of experience to help you buy or sell your property, I recommend you work with Ted.

Brendan Morrisey

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