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Meet Michael and Jocelyn Backes, local realtors known as team “Beach City Backes”. What seems to make them different is their genuine qualities and their client first consultative approach. They are consistently told they are friendly, passionate, aggressive, hard-working, honest, easy to communicate with and always willing to go above and beyond for their folks. They offer the refreshing experience of including their clients in the process and truly guiding all parties toward a common goal. They got into real estate to try and make a difference in the experience of people buying and selling homes. They say clear communication, honesty, integrity, expectations, sprinkled with a little humor and a couple deep breaths is what leads them to more referrals at the end of the day. So many successful leaders in our world talk about preparation, becoming an expert, planning for success, and most of all executing the game plan. Team Beach City Backes focuses their time on listening to their clients and catering their approach to the needs of each client and executing on the plan. Both have down to earth personalities and love to “make it happen” for their people.

So Jocelyn is from Northern California and initially started her career as a Kindergarten Teacher in southern California. Michael is from Seattle and is a sports guy and moved down to play volleyball, surf, and enjoy the beach lifestyle. They met in Hermosa Beach and have been addicted to real estate ever since. Personally buying and selling three homes so far in Redondo Beach they have become experts in the area. They also have two young kids and find themselves meeting new families and helping new clients buy and sell homes in Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills Estates, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Torrance, Lomita, Lawndale, San Pedro… Their motto is “Love Where You Live” and they immerse themselves with everything the Southbay has to offer – exercise classes, surfing, volleyball, hiking, great parks, amazing schools, restaurants, shops, concerts, school events, networking events, charity events, and of course the beach here is not to far from skiing and snowboarding. This “Love Where You Live” attitude is what keeps them so excited about helping others experience the lifestyle of this area. Jocelyn and Michael are always networking and have great relationships in the industry keeping their buyers on the tip of the market when it comes to new homes to the market or homes coming soon. They have experience working in each city and work hard to understand the uniqueness about each neighborhood. They have a strategic marketing plan for each home they sell to ensure maximum exposure and value for their seller’s homes. Team Beach City Backes is made up of other team members that Michael and Jocelyn trust wholeheartedly which embody the similar approach of working hard, having fun, and doing the right thing for the clients. Partners like loan, escrow, title, design, and service consultants are all part of their network to help support each client. They have personally remodeled homes and have trusted resources whom they recommend. It really does take a village as they say when successfully buying and selling real estate and the saying “birds of a feather flock together” seem to be consistent with the folks they surround themselves with and so they are happy to recommend their favorites. Follow through, great attitudes and reputation is what they are building their business on and J and M are so thankful to receive new referrals every day.