Real estate had long seemed like a very good fit for Keith Kyle, due to his personality, work ethic and work/life experiences. It also had a special appeal as a career choice, as it allowed him to make a difference in people's lives that prior jobs didn't offer. Keith graduated from Calabasas High School and University of California Santa Barbara. The experience of living near the ocean during college led him to move to Hermosa Beach. He worked in film and video post-production, creative and management positions and sales before shifting to the real estate industry in 2005. Keith is married to Amber, a local physician and business owner, and they have two daughters, Caitlyn and Cameron. He loves volleyball, surfing, skiing and just about anything that has to do with the ocean.
What would you like potential clients to know about you? 'Trust. I put my clients' needs well ahead of my own, from going beyond the norm to solve problems that come up to many late-night phone calls to explain the process, to giving clients my honest opinion ... even when it may mean that I won't be selling them a home. Ultimately a happy client is the most rewarding aspect of real estate. In a business that has many capable agents, being completely trustworthy and having the ability to convey that trust can mean all of the difference in the world.'
What does it take to be the best in the business? 'A combination of very hard work but also working smart. I have always strived to be one step ahead and constantly figuring out better ways of doing things. It's a business of constant change, and instead of always trying to catch up, I hope to be on the leading edge.'
How do you give back to your community? 'Community involvement is constant; high on my list is involvement in the local school systems. I have long been a sponsor of Hermosa Beach Education Foundation events, local sports teams and various charities related to schools.'
What do your clients love about living in the South Bay? 'The South Bay is an incredibly active and vibrant community that offers a wonderful place to call home. It's close enough to the big city to offer everything anyone could want but far enough to avoid the congestion of the big city.'
In what ways do you provide top-notch service to your clients? 'The goal with every client is earning that client's business for life. I never look at it as simply a job or a transaction but give every client and situation the attention that such a big event deserves. Each client is treated with the utmost care and respect.'