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Known for his warm personality, tireless work ethic and strong negotiation skills, Shawn Dugan is an award-winning agent in the South Bay of Los Angeles. A lifelong Beach Cities resident, Shawn specializes in listing and selling property across Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes and the surrounding areas, with a strong presence in the ocean front market of "The Strand". Home to some of the highest value properties in the area, Shawn appreciates the challenge of marketing properties to their fullest potential - resulting in many of the area's record sales. Off-Strand clients appreciate the high end approach and experience Shawn brings to the table for every property he sells, regardless of location. When working with buyers, he is able to help his clients understand which micro-neighborhoods best suit their needs and uses outside-the-box strategies to find that dream home.
Raised in a family of real estate investors and international art dealers, Shawn takes the same pride in serving all clients as he does helping his own family. His dual citizenship (USA / EU) contributes to his local and international approach to marketing properties, and degrees in Economics and International Studies from UCSD have informed Shawn's unique analytical approach to pricing and marketing properties. A philosophy focused on customer service and results has yielded a business largely fueled by referral and repeat clients. When not selling real estate, Shawn enjoys spending time with his family and surfing along the California coast.
Heather was born and raised in Northern California, primarily in Los Altos where she spent most of her childhood riding and showing horses. Heather graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a business degree in finance and an English minor. Upon graduation Heather accepted a Finance position with Chevron that took her all over the world including Argentina, Australia, Singapore, South Africa and many locations throughout the US, ultimately landing in El Segundo in February of 2006. Heather fell in love with the South Bay and knew this was the place for her to put down roots and begin the next chapter of her life. Heather first got her license in 2009 because she had always wanted to be in the Real Estate industry in some capacity. After having her first son in 2013 she decided to leave the corporate world and stay home to focus on being a mom. Now that her younger son is starting preschool she knew this was the right time to pursue a full time Real Estate career. Her fascination and love for Real Estate was born from years of being on job sites with her father who has been a custom homebuilder in the Bay Area for over 30 years. She grew up surrounded by family in the business with her Aunt being a Realtor for over 30 years, an Uncle in Commercial Real Estate and another Aunt with a successful Interior Design business. Heather is known for being very approachable and reliable with a passion for making sure her client’s needs are met and exceeded. Being a Virgo she is very organized with a keen eye and attention to detail. In her free time Heather can be found playing at a park or the beach with her two boys, walking her two Yorkies, teaching and taking Pilates classes, riding horses, volunteering with Sandpipers and enjoying a glass of wine at the end of the day while watching the sunset.
My first real estate interaction with Shawn was in 2018. My brother and I were seeking a realtor who was very experienced in the area to sell a property that had been in the family for over 60 years. We wanted to find the right mix of personality to handle that type of transaction. We decided to look at the 5 top agents in Manhattan Beach. Had interviews with 5 of these realtors. Immediately we zeroed in on what we felt were our top two, and Shawn just had a more unique approach. He really thought out how he was going to be marketing. He wasn't just selling himself on his past sales. He really looked forward as to how he was going to be marketing ou...— Leslie D.
Shawn was absolutely fantastic. He helped my husband and I purchase our dream home. We were first time home buyers entering into a very hot market in the beach cities. As you can imagine, we were very daunted by the process and the stories of [ow inventories, all cash offers, multiple bids, the list goes on! Shawn was patient with us and acted as a trusted ally throughout the home buying process, which is what every home buyer wants to find in an agent. You want someone representing your best interests and not just the deal. During the initial stages of the process, Shawn helped us find listings that would suit our picky tastes and walked us through...— Andrea C.
I would really like to recommend Shawn Dugan as a real estate agent. He sold my house on The Strand. We waited for the best price, we got the best price. There was no giving up on what our needs were, and the transition was wonderful. I spent a year after that looking for something that would really suit me, and Shawn was wonderful in helping me find this fabulous 1927 vintage cottage - something I had been looking for for a very long time - on a very large lot. And again, we were able to get the price that I needed from the sellers. All I can say about Shawn is that he's easy to work with. He is so completely honest, and I think he really takes car...— K.T.
Whether you are purchasing your first home or moving up to your dream property, selling a starter home or an heirloom luxury estate, I make sure no detail is overlooked in helping you reach your goals.