John Chuka, Broker/Owner
"Keeping the client informed is the one important service an agent can provide, before, during and after the transaction."
First Row: Robert Reyes, Taya Asimos, Karina Pacific, Jeannie DePalma, Lauren Forbes, Colleen Cole, Romy Friedmanm Mary Ralls Second Row: Jerry Tainter, Mike Dunitz, Christine Solomon, Carol Glover, Nicole Estrada, Matt Pernice, Valerie McDonald, Mike Rossi Back Row:Mike Dodd, Tedd Dodd, John Garrett, John Chuka, Dave Salzman, Lee LeGrande
1215 Highland Ave. in Manhattan Beach | 310-546-3468 | nwrebrokers.com
Broker John Chuka, the owner of NW Real Estate Brokers, has a background in marketing analysis and as a lending officer with Bank of America and Security Pacific Bank. This experience, coupled with his MBA degree, helps him understand all functions and services required for successful real estate transactions. NW Real Estate Brokers’ main focus is on the beach cities: Manhattan, Hermosa and Redondo. However, all of the South Bay, including Palos Verdes to Playa del Rey, is the typical service area. The company, founded in 1979, has access to real estate boards across the U.S. as well as global real estate listings, resulting in great exposure that attracts a wide range of buyers, sellers and investment groups.
What would you like potential clients to know about you?
“We have been in business in this area for 32 years, with most of our 81 agents being long-term California residents. They have built relationships and enjoyed a great deal of success with local clients as well as referrals. Our downtown Manhattan and Hermosa locations have produced a significant number of walk-in buyers visiting from a vast numerous locations.”
What areas of real estate do you specialize in?
“Mainly residential and income property sales and leasing; however, some of our agents specialize in the commercial sales and leasing in southern California. We also have an excellent property management department.”
What does it take to be the best in the real estate business?
“Since real estate is a very relationship-oriented business, relating well to clients is paramount. Knowing the market and inventory well is also very important, in addition to recognizing opportunities for clientele. ”
What’s one trend that is defining the real estate industry today?
“A working knowledge of social media and internet technology has begun to change this industry immensely in the last few years.”
What is the biggest challenge facing your clients today?
“With inventory currently very low, finding a suitable property is one of the biggest challenge, in addition to qualifying for a loan, which is almost as difficult.”
What’s your forecast for the 2012 real estate market?
“Judging from the first few weeks of January, there seems to be quite a bit of pent-up demand, with the activity being abnormally high given this time of year. This may indicate a very active 2012 and beyond.”