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We want to express our appreciation for all that you did to make the sale of our house as stress-free as possible, from start to finish. There were quite a few snags along the way in preparing for sale the house that our parents had bought as a new house in 1953, but you guided us through them all. You came to our initial meeting very well prepared, answering our many questions patiently and thoroughly, and provided us comps, references and other materials about yourself and how you would advertise our house. That day, touring the house, you noticed a water leak in the wall behind the bathtub in the master bath. We then discovered that the leak had caused mold in the built-in cabinets and drawers in the adjoining master bedroom. Because we were not familiar with workmen in the area, you put us in contact with a plumber to fix the leak and two companies who could do mold remediation. We were extremely satisfied with the one that we chose to do the remediation work as well as with the plumber. You also referred us to an efficient roofer when – during heavy rains – small leaks appeared through the ceiling in one room. Being new at selling a house and under some time constraints, we really appreciated the hand-holding you provided. Finally, the house was shown with very minimal inconvenience to us and sold quickly at the price we asked for. Thank you so much for all that you did to make this bittersweet selling of the house in which we had grown up as stress-free as possible. You were not only our partner during the whole process; you also became a friend.
Helene and Joyce Neu
Hollywood Riviera Home Sellers
March 19, 2024
I had a great experience working with Igor and will recommend him without a second thought. He is experienced, easy to work with, and strategic. Even before we officially started working together, Igor took time to understand the nuances of my situation. He provided valuable insights from his experience, and he made a tailored proposal for how we could work together. For a first-time homebuyer, that built great trust that he’d be able to represent my interests throughout the process. After I decided to hire Igor, he started acting quickly. Throughout the process, Igor kept me in the loop proactively. Whenever I had questions, he was always there to help. Every time when there was a decision to be made, he explained his strategy and different viable options. He worked to resolve my concerns and made sure I was comfortable with the decisions. Igor was very helpful during the inspection. His network of specialists was professional. He helped me navigate the crucial inspections to take as well as next steps. In the final days before closing, there was a curveball brought on by escrow: I was really impressed with how calmly Igor navigated through this upset, making sure to get my lender, the escrow company, and myself all aligned on our path forward. All in all, a true professional!
Nico Hsieh
Torrance Home Buyer
May 12, 2023
I just completed my 5-star review of you via Yelp. But I wanted to reach out to you personally as well. In the beginning, we interviewed several realtors to sell our parent’s house, and everyone seemed very professional and experienced. What set you apart initially, was your immense experience in the Hollywood Riviera neighborhood. As time went on, on so many other levels, I am so happy we chose you as our realtor. First and foremost, you are a good person, always looking to do “the right thing.” Your honesty and integrity led our process, and that always serves every complex transaction involving numerous people well. Also, your large network of contractors proved to be invaluable when it came time to make some improvements to the house. And I was so impressed how quickly your contractors would respond to your requests. You were able to achieve a good amount of improvements at far less than I anticipated over a short period of time. I also appreciated your attention to detail, providing us with a financial tracking spreadsheet to monitor expenses against budget. Also highly impressive was your communication. Since we were not local, you provided us with ample communication along the way, at decision trees, and keeping us updated about next steps. Since we had little experience with real estate transactions, you were always so willing and patient to describe the process, step by step along the way, in as much detail as we requested. You even teleconferenced with us for hours to assist us with completing the disclosure report. Real estate transactions can present anxious times involving a variety of family temperaments. You always maintained respectful, conscientious, professional, informative, honest communications. That’s just your nature. And you were able to effect a smooth, effective process throughout. Thank you so much for shepherding us through the sale of our parent’s home. Your kind professionalism shined through, and I am so happy we chose you. Because of you, we had a really good experience.
Joanne Hilker
Hollywood Riviera Home Seller
May 11, 2023
Upon the passing of our mother my brother and I found ourselves in need of a real estate agent. Igor Nastaskin was recommended to us by our parents’ long-time friends who had lived in the Hollywood Riviera for many years and had come to know him. The house had “good bones” but was in need of some minor repairs and updates. Thanks to Igor’s expertise in his field, he has amassed a vast network of quality contractors who can deal with just about every need and situation. Utilizing Igor’s contractors saved us a lot of time and allowed us to make improvements to make our house more appealing in a challenging market. Igor was very attentive to our needs and questions – responding to our phone calls, texts and emails in a timely manner throughout the process. We were very satisfied with the services provided by Igor and would highly recommend him.
Mike and Doug Lipp
Hollywood Riviera Home Sellers
March 29, 2023
You delivered incredible service on the sale of our home in Culver City! Your advice was invaluable, and we could never have managed without you, especially when the co-property owner was difficult to work with, and at times a real struggle. We thought that we would never get the property ready for the market. Your expertise and guidance played an enormous part in the sale of the property. Your personal warmth and interest in us took all the trepidation out of selling the property and getting the co-owner to cooperate. You took us through the process step by step. It was amazing to see everything come together. The paperwork, the time, the stress, and the phone calls paid off. Thank you for bearing the brunt of all this work, and the successful sale of the property. Your standard of excellence made all the difference. We appreciate all you did to help us and hope to use your services again in the future. We will also recommend you to friends and family. Much appreciation!
Anne Wymer & Amean Hameed
Home Seller
January 16, 2023
Just a quick letter to let you know how much Carol and I appreciated your efforts in the recent sale of our house. Since this was the second time we have had the pleasure of availing ourselves of your services, we had a good idea of what to expect and how you would conduct the effort. You hit the ground running and provided us with a to-do list of things that we should consider doing to improve our position in the market. We followed your advice and believe that it contributed strongly to the attainment of a significantly over asking closing price. You managed the sale and closing process so that we had little to concern ourselves with, which provided great relief to a very taxing process. Thank you for your assistance. Should we find ourselves with another house to sell in the South Bay, your name would be at the top of the list of agents.
James J. Keegan
Home Seller
July 22, 2022
I want to express my appreciation for the job you did to sell my home in the Riviera, and to purchase the townhouse that now will be my new residence. I wanted to switch from a single-family house to a townhome in order to reduce my maintenance chores. You met with me, armed with a slew of recent sales comps, and homed in on an asking price that was not too high, not too low, and at a price point that would invite competitive bids. You also suggested some minor cosmetic upgrades that would improve the visual appeal of the property. The house sold quickly and at a good price. Before putting the house on sale, I moved out and took my two cats with me. I had a rental place in mind, but it was unclear if both pets would be accepted. You searched your network of friends and gave me the name of a very nice couple who were willing to do foster care one of the felines while I looked for a replacement home. As it turned out, I was able to keep both pets with me, but this story shows just how much heart and soul you put into helping your clients. I had some very strict must-have requirements for the townhome I wanted. I scoured the new listings daily, and when the right property appeared, you leaped into action. You examined recent sales in the complex, considered the current market conditions, and suggested an offer price and terms that would be the most attractive to the sellers, and that would trump the competition. Needless to say, my bid prevailed in the first round. You have many stellar attributes that made our relationship smooth and harmonious, and that resulted in two very successful transactions:
  • An intimate knowledge of the South Bay real estate market, especially the Riviera where I lived
  • Thorough in-depth research of market statistics, and careful analysis of data and market conditions, on which to base decisions
  • Strong knowledge of the myriad documents involved in buying/selling real estate
  • Courteous, calm, and pleasant demeanor
  • A guiding hand to calm those nervous moments that crop up in any sale or purchase
  • A holistic approach: looking beyond the current transaction and helping clients achieve the next phase of his/her journey
  • Prompt response to emails/voicemails
  • A broad network of proven contractors: movers, painters, etc to take care of any necessary work
You are an amazing real estate agent.
David Nip
Hollywood Riviera Home Seller
March 16, 2022
This is just a thank you note letting you know that I appreciated the way you went about selling dads house for us. You were very comprehensive with your comps and market analysis, and valuing the property. Even though there were some obstacles attached to the property (unfinished construction) making it a bit more difficult for lenders, you found two all-cash buyers, and both immediately put in offers. Thank you for finding them so quickly and allowing us to move the property quickly. I was delighted that you are very professional, diligent, and organized. The entire process you provided was smooth and easy. I’m glad I selected you as the agent for the house. Our circumstances required your expertise, knowledge, and very responsive contacts you sent to the house to make sure all was in order so we could have all the information and disclosures ready for a smooth easy sale for the buyers. I would highly recommend you to anyone looking for a great agent.
Bill Griggs
Hollywood Riviera Home Seller
October 27, 2021
Igor, what a pleasure it was to have you handle our home sale. Your insight and expertise made our long-distance experience so easy—you’re definitely the Hollywood Riviera go-to and you connected us with all the resources we needed for a smooth transaction. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Monica & Harold Gorman
Hollywood Riviera Home Sellers
August 18, 2021
It’s been 3 weeks since we closed the sale on our Redondo Beach home and I had to write you with my impressions. First off, the reason I chose you to be my Realtor was the experience I had when you sold my mom’s condo back in 2005. I was so impressed with your performance then it was a no-brainer. I didn’t think the sale could have gone any better, but it did. First off you sold the home in 3 days and at 17% above the asking price. Then the numerous problems that arose were all handled efficiently and professionally by you and your staff, who were great. And with all the problems, we still closed on time in 45 days. I want to thank you again and would highly recommend you to anyone who needs a Realtor in the South Bay. Thanks again.
Dennis H.
Home Seller
May 28, 2021
I want to thank Igor Nataskin for his outstanding service in selling the property in The Gardens in San Pedro. Every suggestion he gave was absolutely correct. Thanks to his efforts, we were able to sell the property for a substantial amount over the asking price, with a remarkably fast escrow time. He has amazing attention to detail and he ensured that the process was efficient and, most of all, painless. I highly recommend his services as a real estate agent.
Silvia Gonzales Kennedy
Home Seller
April 22, 2021
I wanted to thank you for all your guidance and work selling our home even during a pandemic. As discussed, you came recommended by a friend. That wasn’t the only reason Kim and I selected you as our agent:
  • We walked the Torrance/Redondo neighborhood daily and would see your home listings complete with sold signs in a matter of days
  • We contacted you to see if you would be interested, you called us back in less than a half-hour and to note it was after standard business hours
  • After our first meeting, we saw you were prepared, we knew you were the agent we wanted to represent
You were 100% professional, businesslike, and yet personal as well helping guide us through the process even with the new Covid-19 protocols.  The fact you did a home inspection was so smart and helped us in so many other determining factors such as price and negotiations.  The pictures the photographer took of the home showed its beauty. Keeping us updated through every step of the way was so comforting and the fact we could always call and get a hold of you is what truly sets you apart. We are forever grateful for helping us achieve our forever home in Encinitas, CA.
Kim and Terry Moriarty
Torrance Home Sellers
February 11, 2021
I wanted to thank you for your exceptional work in facilitating the sale of my mother’s house and childhood home. You took a difficult personal situation and made the entire process from listing through sale to final closing as easy as possible. You were 100% professional yet kind and empathic, navigating all the details with expert advice and wise counsel. I’m very grateful for everything you’ve done for me and my family and recommend you wholeheartedly.
September 26, 2020
Igor was absolutely the best choice to sell our home in the wonderful Hollywood Riviera! We originally met Igor because he was representing the builders/sellers of our first, starter home. I figured that if these down-to-earth, high-quality builders use Igor for all of their projects, he definitely had to be knowledgeable, trustworthy, and hard-working. But, I had no idea how much this really was true! Igor visited with us in person and answered all of our questions until we felt comfortable moving forward with the process, but (surprisingly) with no pressure. We had a new baby, so it might take some time to get it listed. Igor was supportive and understanding, just staying available and helpful to move the process along. Igor strongly advised and helped every step of the way with finish preparations: staging consultant, termite inspection, photography, marketing, etc. The home looked great and told a great story. It was ready to sell right. We discussed price. Igor gave his opinion, backed up by market analysis and facts; but then went along with the decision, no questions asked. Then, things got interesting. We listed on March 13th. The pandemic threw everything out the window. To be brief, this and an issue with a neighbor’s utility service made our perfect deal challenging to find and to close. This is where Igor thrives. He was on top of things daily and operates under two philosophies: ALWAYS be honest and transparent and always move things forward. Well, we found our perfect deal. But, that’s only half the battle. Igor took the time, at night, and around our schedules, to help go over all of the documents and disclosures that needed to be addressed. And, he was there for every appointment to complete the work needed to close the deal. Igor is very thorough and works very hard to avoid any of the possible obstacles and to get the deal done right, from the beginning. I imagine our deal wasn’t any easier than the many higher-priced homes he represents, but he didn’t shortchange us a bit! He was there every step of the way. He taught us a lot about real estate and we are grateful to call him a real friend. Thank you, Igor!!!
Jeff, Jasmin & Valentina Rinna
September 15, 2020
It was a chance meeting that led us to meet Igor Nastaskin, and we couldn’t be happier with the result of that chance meeting! Our experience was extremely positive for several critical reasons: Igor is extremely knowledgeable and dedicated. In addition, his moral compass is very much in the right place. For all of the above reasons, I would highly recommend him as an agent for selling or buying a property. In addition, Igor is friendly and keen to help find answers to many questions.
Giancarlo & Lola Fantappie
September 12, 2020
My wife and I have successfully purchased and sold properties in the Hollywood Riviera and South Redondo Beach. We have been fortunate to have Igor Nastaskin representing us on our transactions. A smooth sale or your offer being accepted can be credited to Igor’s negotiation skills, strong network and perseverance. We most recently sold our home in Redondo Beach. While following strict guidelines set forth by the state due to COVID-19, Igor is able to maintain his high standards for the client. We recommend Igor Nastaskin to anyone needing a great realtor and advisor for real estate in the South Bay Area. Igor is always available to assist and provide his insight!
Matt & Emily Stimpson
Home Sellers & Buyers
October 02, 2020
This past April, we had the pleasure of working with you again on our 3rd real estate sale. The sale of our rental condo was our most challenging as we put it on the market at the beginning of the Covid pandemic. We were nervous about putting it on the market at that time, however, you were very reassuring and encouraging that even though we were in the midst of the pandemic, we would still be able to present our condo in its best light. Your use of technology via social media made it possible to safely show our home, resulting in multiple offers within 24 hours. You then guided us to an offer that was more than we expected. Thank you for your commitment and dedication to your craft. We are grateful for your time, patience, and expertise in the real estate market.
Kirk and Margie Rossberg
Buyers & Sellers
July 02, 2020
It is my absolute pleasure to recommend Igor Nastaskin with REMAX Palos Verdes Realty for an individual or family in the process of buying, selling or leasing a home. I have been working with Igor for over ten years, and he has helped me and my family to lease, purchase, and sell multiple properties over the years. Igor is absolutely amazing in every way. He goes above and beyond to ensure his clients are cared for; always responding to questions, calls, emails, and texts within record time; and providing resources to help us find the right home and the right buyers. He is always available and truly cares about his clients. He has been an excellent resource to me as well as friends and family over the years as he is so knowledgeable about the properties and communities in the South Bay. Igor is a master with contract negotiations, he has repeatedly come up with strategic recommendations to ensure we get what we are looking for and the other party is happy as well. Igor provides personalized service, understanding our objectives, budget, and what is important to us in finding the right home for our family. He never wasted our time showing us properties that did not meet our needs. When I am working with Igor, I truly feel like I am working with family. I will be forever grateful for Igor’s attentiveness, as I was recently going through a divorce, selling our family home, and moving to a new neighborhood, Igor was there for me every step of the way, helping me to navigate through these difficult times. Igor’s professionalism, knowledge, expertise, and friendship are exceptional, he is the best of the best hands down. Igor is someone I will always count on for the best real estate experience. I will never use another agent, and always recommend Igor to all of my friends and family. If you would like to discuss my experience in more detail please feel free to ask Igor for my contact information.
Laura Heyn
Homebuyer & Seller
April 06, 2020
Igor recently sold my mother-in-law’s home in San Pedro. He is the consummate professional, a wealth of knowledge, very patient and highly capable in any real estate transaction. Being a broker myself, I absolutely know a professional and someone who walks their talk. Igor is the real deal.
Michelle Carlini
Home seller
August 01, 2019
Thank you for the excellent job you did in selling my Los Angeles condo.  I was completely surprised at the number of offers received and how quickly they all were presented (within a week after listing)! Your marketing skills and advice regarding a few cosmetic changes did the trick! Not only were there multiple offers, but most of them were priced well over asking. I appreciate your expertise in answering all my questions which helped me to make an informed decision on which offer to accept. This truly was the easiest sell and close I have gone through. I look forward to purchasing a new South Bay home with your help. Thank you so much
Jasmine Buhler
April 18, 2019
Years ago, my 94-year-old father met Igor Nastaskin at a coffee shop. Igor very much impressed my father (which is not an easy task) and later my dad handed me Igor’s business card and told me how they met. When my father passed away, I took time to research as much as I could about Mr. Nastaskin. Igor is definitely worth his weight in gold as a human being and a real estate agent. Igor is a top-notch businessman who knows how to treat his clients, is easy to contact with texts, emails and phone calls, and is always courteous, respectful, and ready to answer any questions or address concerns that any buyer/seller may have. Igor Nastaskin made the transaction of selling my father’s Hollywood Riviera house smooth and as stress-free as possible. Since we lived 1-1/2 hours away from my father’s house, Igor offered us convenient services to help prepare our house so we didn’t have to run back and forth. This was such a gift as was the entire experience of selling our childhood home. You should definitely consider hiring Igor Nastaskin if you are thinking about buying or selling a house. He’s simply amazing!
Janet Dieterle
Hollywood Riviera Home Seller
June 09, 2019
Having had the distinct pleasure of working with Igor over the past 3 years on the purchase and sale of my Hollywood Riviera home, I can unequivocally state that Igor is one of the finest individuals I have ever come across in my life. His commitment to his client’s satisfaction is second to none and it goes without saying that Igor will go the extra mile in any capacity to ensure the end result of your purchase and sale is smooth and effortless. Notwithstanding the basics that any professional should exemplify, Igor simply towers over the competition. He is intelligent, compassionate, logical and dedicated. Igor is well connected in the real estate industry and he has a plethora of team members that always enhance the process to perfection. Quite simply, there is no other choice. Igor is truly a master at his craft. I am proud to know him and call him my friend. Call Igor today, it will be the best decision you ever made. You will be lucky to have him on your side. Ryan Soriano Hollywood Riviera Home Buyer & Seller
Ryan Soriano
Hollywood Riviera Home Buyer & Seller
June 14, 2019
I have searched for the exact words that I could use to describe just how much Stephanie and I have come to appreciate you, more than a real estate agent. They are too numerous and would lack the genuine sincerity we have for how we feel about you as a man. Suffice it to say, that you have become a friend, confidant and more. We could always rely on you no matter the need; things the average Realtor would hardly think of doing, yet you actually do them. So much so, that we never considered having anyone else when it came to meeting our real estate needs. You not only are an expert of your craft, but your compassion is real and is a quality that is rare in today’s world. We have always felt that way from our first encounter with you, and although Stephanie is gone, she would attest to the same thoughts. As dark at the last year has been, you remain a bright spot through it all. You are a kind and sincere friend, and will always remain in my thoughts and prayers ‘til the day I die. Please keep in touch and keep those newsletters coming; I look forward to reading your wise advice and it serves as a reminder of why you have been such an important part of our lives. May you continue to enjoy success in all aspects of your life. If there is ever anything I can do for you, I will always be available to you. God bless you and your family. It’s an honor to call you friend.
Steve Hamlet
Hollywood Riviera Home Seller
January 29, 2019
Dear Igor, I just wanted to send you a thank you note for the great house that you found for me in Torrance. Your work was exceptional; you were very helpful, responsive, and a great listener.   I was referred to you by my brother: when I called you in early July, I asked if you can help me with my house search and close the escrow in a couple of months! And you certainly did; you found the house and completed the transaction in seven weeks; excellent job.   I am 100% sure that I will work with you again and I will also refer you to all my friends and colleagues.   Thanks again,   Matt Beheshti
Matt Beheshti
Torrance Home Buyer
October 11, 2018
  We are happily enjoying our wonderful new home in the Hollywood Riviera, and wanted to send a note of thanks to you! You were recommended to us by another realtor, and now we know why!  From beginning to end you handled our home purchase with great attention and expertise.  Your always being one step ahead in the process left us often wondering if we were your only clients—haha! We had less than two weeks to find a home and make an offer, along with our employer, who needed a translator—and it happened!  It really happened!! Thank you for so quickly lining up places for us to see, for your flexibility with the translation process, for returning knowledgeable and precise answers to all of our many, many questions, and for using your purchasing expertise to place us in a position of leverage with our offer and closing. You gave 100% to us.  As we have moved extensively around the U.S., we have not worked with a realtor who gave a more professional and prepared pathway than we experienced with you.  It is amazing how well you know this area, our neighborhood and its homes, and even some of our neighbors! We are extremely grateful for the dedicated time and focus you gave to our home purchase. We absolutely love our new place!  It is perfect for us and our lives.  Thank you, very sincerely, for making it happen! Laura and Allen James
Laura and Allen James
July 17, 2018
Dear Igor, Where do we begin? It has been an absolute pleasure to have you as our real estate agent.  Although it has been almost two months since we moved into our new house, we are just as grateful to you for your service and guidance now as we were while we were in the middle of our transaction. Thanks to your attention to detail and professionalism we felt calm during the whole process and knew that we were in good hands.
The Nelson Family
Hollywood Riviera Home Seller
July 24, 2015
Selling a home in and of itself can be stressful. I found myself selling my home, relocating to another state, starting a new job, and entering into divorce all at once. If it were not for Igor Nastaskin, I truly believe the sale of my home would not have been possible, and it certainly would have been more stressful! I consider myself fortunate to work with the best realtor I have ever encountered. Igor’s unparalleled knowledge of the area, particularly the Riviera section of Torrance, and the market were key in a successful sale. His marketing approach made my home shine and desirable for potential buyers. Igor is reliable, dedicated and eternally upbeat. A true professional in every respect. He made me feel as if I were his only client and was always available when needed. He kept me informed every step of the way and provided insightful advice in every step of the process. Igor had to manage the sale, the open houses, two bickering spouses, and any requests from potential and final buyers — with me already out of state and in a different time zone. If there was decorative touch needed, he took care of it. Requests for repair — he contracted it. His network of providers are fair and honest and I never had to worry about vetting their services. He went above and beyond any exceptions I would ever have from a Realtor. I just can’t say enough good things about Igor. My only regret is that I won’t be able to work with him in the future… but if I do move back to the state, he would be the first one I will call!
Joanna Hanham
Hollywood Riviera Home Seller
February 15, 2015
Igor, My wife and I want to thank you for your hard work and professionalism in managing our real estate transactions. The entire experience went smoother than one could imagine.  We’re particularly thankful for your commitment to finding us the “right home for our family”.  Right from the start we knew we could trust you.  It was your idea to have a home and termite inspection done prior to putting our home on the market so we were prepared for our future buyer.  This proved to be extremely important.  You spent a lot of time with us, showing us houses that were going to be up for sale in the upcoming 12 months.  We looked at a few properties that were going to be knocked down and developed.  You even took us to the architect’s office to view plans for construction in case we would want to make changes.  It was evident that if it was in the Riviera you knew about it. I was also impressed that you explained each document we were signing to us.  I think often real estate professionals skip to the signing and tell their clients the documents are standard things that everyone has to sign.  It was obvious that you believed that it was important for us to understand what we were signing. From beginning to end, you were the epitome of “professionalism”.  We are very happy with our new home.  Thank you!
Mark & Heidi Duncan
Hollywood Riviera Buyers & Sellers
December 16, 2014
We are really enjoying our new home on Calle De Arboles. Thank you so much for assisting to make the sale of our previous home smooth and seamless in south Torrance. Your professionalism and attention to detail far exceeded our expectations.  As you know having children of your own selling a home while raising 2 toddlers can be tedious and stressful. We were very impressed with your marketing skill and the ability to get our previous home into escrow for asking price after 4 days on the market was amazing. Your expert knowledge of the Hollywood Riviera gave us confidence as you represented us in the purchase our new home on Calle De Arboles. Your guidance and thorough council through this process will never be forgotten. We highly recommend you to any family and friends that are buying or selling a home. Thank you again for this memorable experience. We love calling the Hollywood Rivera home. We look forward to seeing you around the neighborhood.
Matthew & Emily Stimpson
Hollywood Riviera Home Buyer
November 04, 2014
Dear Igor, I am very happy that my transaction was completed smoothly, in a timely manner, with your professional help. As a first time buyer, I had no knowledge of what a competitive market analysis is, and had no idea of how to make an offer. You guided me step-by-step. You were very prompt in answering my calls or e-mail even if it was a trivial question. After dealing with you, my anxiety quickly turned into trust. It became much less of a burden to deal with the confusing bulky documents. Your skillful negotiation with the seller as my agent was very much appreciated. Your help in referral to an inspector or even to a handyman were very valuable. Your sincere assistance made my life transition very smooth. I, also, would like to thank your office manager, Britt Quandt, for her efficient cooperation as a team. I will not hesitate to recommend you to anyone who needs your expert knowledge and kindness. Thank you, and I am enjoying every moment here at my new Torrance home.
Terue Morita
Hollywood Riviera Home Buyer
October 24, 2014
Igor, Lisa and I are sending you this long overdue note to say thanks for all your help and efforts in selling our home this past summer. They say that buying or selling a home is one of the more stressful things a person goes through. It turned out that was not the case. We had lived in our home in the Riviera for over 26 years and thanks to your help and guidance we were able to go from offer to close in about 60 days. You found us a qualified buyer and the various inspections, appraisals, etc. all went very smoothly. The most stressful part was figuring out what to do with the 26 years of “stuff” we had accumulated. You can add us to your long list of satisfied clients. Thanks for everything.
Mike Betlinski and Lisa Allen
Hollywood Riviera Home Seller
October 14, 2014
I wish to thank you for the high level of professionalism you exhibited in assisting my family’s living trust in the sale of our Hollywood Riviera home. I was highly impressed with the content and volume of materials you provided us at our initial meeting. I do not believe I have ever experienced such thoroughness when dealing in real estate matters in the past. When I became frustrated with difficulties which were encounters with emailing pdf documents, you, as well as your staff, including Janet, were patient and encouraging. You and your staff were persistent to ensure that all matters were completed properly. The home was sold at minimal cost to the trust and the selling price seemed fair given the circumstances. If anyone would wish to contact me regarding a recommendation, I am most willing to provide such. Very truly yours.
Kenneth R Livesey
Hollywood Riviera Home Seller  – Executor/Trustee of the Livesey Family Living Trust
July 14, 2014
To home buyers and sellers, My brother, sister and I had the pleasure of working with Igor to sell our parents’ home after they passed. From the start, Igor was sensitive and compassionate as we dealt with our loss as well as the eventual parting with the home that had been our parents’ since 1962. He was always easily accessible, organized and on top of every step, big or small that needed to be managed before the home went on the market. No question went unanswered, and Igor was transparent and patient in dealing with us three sellers. With accurate pricing and utilizing his contacts, the home sold almost immediately. The whole process from start to finish was seamless and effortless, and we knew we had chosen our agent well. While not all transactions are guaranteed to go quite so quickly and easily, we can wholeheartedly recommend Igor Nastaskin to represent you as either buyer or seller. You can be assured of the pleasure of working with a true professional, with a reputation as an agent with integrity. Igor will give you the personalized attention, energy and time you need to sell your home. Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions.
Lorraine Gullett
Hollywood Riviera Home Seller
April 27, 2014
Hi Igor, As you well know selling a house can be a daunting experience. Ruth and I feel so incredibly fortunate to have had you there to guide and protect us through this sometimes difficult and oft times complex process. Your incredible skill in the marketing and in the sale of our house along with your guidance through the entire escrow process made our experience go smoothly and without incident. You are A True Real Estate Professional and will be “our realtor for life” and there is no higher accolade a real estate agent can be paid. Thanks again for being there my friend.
Ruth and Don Brandt
Hollywood Riviera Home Seller
August 18, 2013
Dear Igor, We want to thank you tremendously for the help that you provided during the sale of our Hollywood Riviera home in September 2012. From the first meeting, you were there to provide us with honest, fair and detailed information about the market value of our property and what we needed to do to list the property. You went above and beyond, taking every necessary precaution and step to ensure that the sale would be smooth and efficient, including ordering presale inspections and reports. The best part of the entire process was that our home sold without even hitting the market! Using your established reputation and trusted network of contacts you managed to locate a buyer and secure a very, very attractive offer. This was such a relief for us because we needed to move the property fast due to an international work assignment. You never let any detail slip by you during the sale/listing process. We appreciated your attentiveness and professionalism. Aside from being a competent realtor, you are a very kind and caring person. Your honesty and integrity is very apparent and it makes it very easy to trust and feel comfortable with you. Thanks again for your help. Should we arrive back in the South Bay after our expat assignment, you’ll be the first person we call! And, to anyone reading this and considering using Igor as your realtor- don’t think twice. You will NOT be disappointed by Igor. He is a rare find.
Chad and Nina Reese
Hollywood Riviera Home Seller
May 10, 2013
I am writing this letter to recommend Igor Nastaskin if you need a realtor. I needed to sell my home in Torrance as a result of a divorce. Years earlier I had spoken to Igor about selling my home. I contacted Igor who ended up listing the home and it sold in early 2011. After selling the home I was eager to get back into the market. I asked Igor if he would help me find a home. Igor recommended that I should wait to purchase a home in order to come to my senses after the divorce. As knee jerk reaction I was going to purchase a home in an area that in the long term would not have been in my best interest. At the moment I knew that Igor was truly looking out for my best interest. Igor gave me the best advice that I could have gotten at that time. In late 2012, I contacted Igor to get back into the market to purchase a home. After a four month search I purchased a home in Torrance this past December. I moved in the home two days before the end of the year. I am extremely happy with the home and got a really good deal because of Igor’s contacts within the real estate realtors community. Because of Igor’s advice I ended up in a much better home and area. If you are looking to purchase or selling a home I would highly recommend Igor for your real estate needs. Igor is a true professional and I highly recommend him for your real estate needs.
Daniel Mendoza
Hollywood Riviera Home Seller
April 27, 2013
We used Igor Nastaskin to sell our home and were very pleased with how he handled every aspect of the process. Originally, we had our house on the market as a FSBO and when Igor came to the home to view it, he was the only agent that did not pressure us to use him to sell the house. This, his standing in the community and overall professionalism impressed me. So when it came time to get serious about selling the house, Igor was the obvious choice. He and his team were very responsive and professional throughout the entire selling process and we even sold the house for over asking! I would recommend Igor to anyone who is considering buying or selling a home.
Larry Shapiro
Hollywood Riviera Home Seller
April 13, 2013
Igor, Recently, we decided to sell a house in the Hollywood Riviera area. We live out of state, and we knew Igor Nastaskin both as a former family neighbor and for his reputation and knowledge of area real estate. When we made the decision to sell the house, we didn’t hesitate – we contacted Igor. Not surprisingly, Igor was quick to respond to our inquiry. He explained the system he uses to establish the market value of a home and the process of bringing it to market. We were impressed by the timely manner and thoroughness of his approach. After his presentation and some other consultation, we decided to list the house with Igor. We are very pleased with that decision. Before agreeing to list the property, we had separately engaged the services of an independent property appraiser, and when Igor proposed a listing price it was within $5,000 of the appraised value (on an approximately $900K property). Again, we were favorably impressed. As soon as we agreed to work with him, Igor began pre-marketing efforts and offered many constructive suggestions, which was especially helpful since we weren’t in the area. He took care of arranging home and pest inspections, before the house even went on the market – and at his expense – so that both we and potential buyers would have realistic expectations during the marketing, negotiating, and completion of the sale process. We were pleased when very soon Igor presented us with an offer that we attribute directly to his personal marketing efforts. The offer was very reasonable, and we accepted it and the escrow process began. Throughout the remainder of the sales/escrow process, Igor continued his strong efforts on our behalf, making for a smooth and successful completion of the sale. During the entire process Igor worked cooperatively with the buyers and their agent and with us, always making special efforts to see that everyone’s needs and desires were fulfilled to the greatest extent feasible. That we were in another state didn’t slow or impede the process – Igor communicated as if we had been right down the street! Looking back, we know that our decision to be represented by Igor was the right one. We’ve bought and sold several properties over the years, in multiple states, and in no case did we receive better service than that provided by Igor Nastaskin. We recommend him without reservation.
Bob Holbrook & Patty Dunn
Hollywood Riviera Home Seller
March 17, 2013
Igor, We had the pleasure of having Igor Nastaskin represent us as home buyers in the summer of 2012. We were moving back to the Los Angeles area from several years out of state. We both grew up in Southern California but had moved away and started a family. So with two young children none of our previous knowledge about areas in Los Angeles really applied. Igor showed us around several areas, all the while talking to us about what we liked and didn’t about the areas and houses we were seeing. With Igor’s help we narrowed it down to the one area for us. Unfortunately there wasn’t much available. When we started to look in adjacent areas trying to find an option Igor was against it. We remember thinking, “its only a 2 mile difference” but Igor was concerned we would regret it if we didn’t wait to get the neighborhood we wanted. Of course, as soon as we headed back to Colorado with nothing to show for our trips, Igor found the perfect place. As with any home purchase there were bumps along the way to close but Igor navigated them smoothly, keeping us calm along the way. Now that we have been in the house for 6 months we can see that Igor was completely right. This is the perfect house and neighborhood for us. We could not recommend Igor more highly, and would happily use him again for any real estate transaction.
Rick & Leslie Capstraw
Hollywood Riviera Home Buyer
January 27, 2013
Dear Igor, We are writing you to express our appreciation, for everything that you did in the sale of our home on Calle De Arboles. It was due to unfortunate circumstances, the economy and changes at my work that we had to short sale our home. We contacted Igor, and after our first meeting, without hesitation, he went to work for us. Igor found us a buyer and helped us short sale our home. He called us almost daily to keep us informed and walk us through the process. We truly appreciate all the meetings with Igor and no matter what time at night. There were certainly hurdles and a definite dead line that came up, but it was due to Igor and his team (especially escrow officer Victoria Kraft) that made things go smooth! We were surely grateful to have Igor and his team on our side. Igor’s team went above and beyond to help my family. Plus, Igor found us a place to lease in the same area. If it wasn’t for Igor’s tenacity, we would not be living where we are today! Igor found us a bigger home and our two boys could stay in their same schools! We were so grateful for this is in the best interest of our sons. When we are ready to purchase a home, we will definitely call Igor!
Craig and Renee Yamashiro
Hollywood Riviera Home Seller
January 13, 2013
It is with great pleasure that we write this letter of recommendation for Igor Nastaskin. We began our search for a new home about six month before we met Igor. During that time we viewed well over 100 homes and met countless agents. We even worked with one for a while until we realized that her commission and not our interests were her primary concern. Then we met Igor and found exactly what it means to have someone who puts your needs as paramount in the purchase of something as special and personal as a home. He first made sure he understood what type of house would suit our many requirements. He perused the listings daily; bringing our attention to those houses he believed would interest us. He gave us his honest and valid opinions when we asked about various features, surrounding areas, streets, neighborhoods, etc. We also believe he shared our heartbreak when we had to cancel an escrow we were in because that house was found to be structurally unsound. Igor called us one Saturday morning and said he had a listing he thought we should see. As soon as we entered the home we knew it was exactly what we were looking for. Not only was he there for us through escrow, the inspections and closing, but even afterward. We always knew we could count on Igor to follow through on every detail from the largest to the smallest. He had a “guy” to recommend for whatever we needed; a roofer, plumber, handyman, etc. He was incredible. Most of all, we admire and respect Igor for his integrity and honesty. He works hard for his clients and they benefit greatly. Igor wants his clients to be happy and if the others have the same experience with him as we did, they will be.  
Raymond & Michelle
Hollywood Riviera Home Buyer
December 07, 2012
Igor, Wow…I cannot believe I’ve been in my place, one year in January!!! I have known Igor for as long as I’ve been up in the Hollywood Riviera, so it was a ‘no-brainer’ to ask for his help and guidance to find my place.  And I wasn’t disappointed!  I gave Igor my specifications and he followed it to a ‘T’!!  He even went above and beyond my specs to help me find a place that he felt was a perfect fit for me….and he was right! Buyers’ remorse was never an issue.  I have loved every waking moment in my new condominium. Not only did Igor give me good advice on buying my property, he also helped me find contacts for moving and also for fixing up the house we sold…..both invaluable resources!  He also advised me on homeowners insurance…which I was clueless about! All in all, Igor is a gem in the South Bay, especially in the Hollywood Riviera.  I would recommend him for any and all real estate transactions, or even just for advise.  You won’t be disappointed!
Eileen Kaiser
Hollywood Riviera Home Buyer
December 04, 2012
Dear Igor, We would like to thank you for all you’ve done in helping us find and finally purchase our new home. We especially want to thank you for your patience in times that any other agent would have definitely given up on such unsure, picky buyers such as ourselves. We believe that it was your magic touch that made this deal to finally go through. We also truly appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedule to make house calls just to help us finish the paperwork on time. We hope to work with you to use your expertise and your great service once again very soon as we get ready to purchase our second property. You’re now more than just a realtor to us, you are a friend. We would recommend you to anyone in a heartbeat. Once again, thank you for doing a Great Job for us.
Mohsen & Mona Beheshti
Hollywood Riviera Home Buyer
November 29, 2012
It is with great pleasure that we give our recommendation for Mr.  Igor Nastaskin as the agent for all of your real estate needs. Igor represented us in the successful selling of our house in Torrance on Bluff Street and we cannot wait to hire him again. We hired Igor after interviewing several Realtors in the South Bay area (some are also well known) because of his significant knowledge of and experience in the market.  He also has an analytical mind that produced a fair and accurate valuation opinion during his presentation.  As we got to know him better and developed a friendship, he has consistently demonstrated to us his strong problem solving and tough negotiating skills.  Igor is truly a professional and always represented us in the best light. We will be recommending Mr. Nastaskin to all of our friends and family for all of their real estate needs in the South Bay area.  We strongly urge you to hire him if you want the absolute best.
Jenny & Joseph Fang
Hollywood Riviera Home Seller
September 28, 2012
My family moved from Chicago to California in the summer of 2010 and we worked with four real estate agents to look at properties all over the Los Angeles area. It was not until we worked exclusively with Igor Nastaskin in the South Bay, where we finally decided to purchase a home, that we felt we were working with someone who really cared about what home was right for our family’s needs and circumstances. He asked us probing questions and acted almost like an “uncle,” which we really appreciated. He knows the properties in the entire South Bay, including PV, Torrance, Redondo and Manhattan Beach, and was able to answer many of our endless questions. We asked him to take us to countless properties and he always did so with a smile and never made us feel as if we were asking too much. I would heartily recommend him to anyone and we will definitely work with Igor on our next transaction. As he says on his voicemail, he is our “real estate agent for life!”
Victoria Burns
Hollywood Riviera Home Buyer
June 21, 2012
Dinnette and I want to personally thank you for representing us in the sale of our Hollywood Riviera house on Paseo De Arena. All your suggestions were right on the mark as was your dedicated effort, from making a perfect brochure to getting all the right contractors. We very much appreciate how you got the inspections done on a timely manner and how you were proactive in all that was needed for the sale. You were very professional and easy to get along with and we enjoyed working with you through the whole process. Thank you again for the smooth transfer from us to the buyers. Anytime we or our friends need real state help in the future you will be our only choice.
Naveen Chanana
Hollywood Riviera Home Seller
November 15, 2015
Igor, I’m looking forward to seeing you this final trip, looking you in the eye and shaking your hand while thanking you for your superior guidance and professionalism throughout the various progressions of first leasing and then selling our Hollywood Riviera home. This entire “sale process” has been quite enjoyable actually, even with the compounded elements of required signatures from out of the country. Thank you again for your understanding and patient nature my friend, you are a gem.
Bill Babcock
Hollywood Riviera Home Seller
October 28, 2015
Dear Igor, Now that a little time has passed since the sale of our house, I wanted to drop a line to say thank you for your hard work and professionalism. It has been exactly 10 years since we initially moved to the Hollywood Riviera and it is with mixed feelings that we are leaving due to our growing family needs. I am comforted though, by the fact that I will not be too far.  Over these years I have witnessed your successful sale of multiple properties in the area and your prominence in the neighborhood. Therefore when we decided to put our home on the market I already believed that you are the most experienced and the most qualified real estate professional in the area. Seeing you in action indeed, did prove that to me. Your gentle, polite, and friendly approach to us as clients and methodical approach to pricing of our property was unparalleled. While we had some reservations on the marketing plan, you proved that it was the correct approach. Yet at the same time you minimized any intrusion in our daily lives. Lastly you successfully guided us through our offer, and helped us negotiate terms that were fair and catered to our situation.  Selling and buying of a house are one of the most stressful events in a person’s life. We are super grateful to you for making it easy and pain-free, and without a doubt I would highly recommend you to anyone who wants to move into this area.
Ali Ashrafzadeh, MD
Hollywood Riviera Home Seller
October 10, 2015
Igor, Laura and I just wanted to say thank you again in finding our new home, as well as selling our existing property. To say that you were wonderful and that you are an asset to RE/MAX is an understatement! Your professionalism, experience, and hard work throughout our transaction on both properties was completely amazing. You not only guided us through uncovering some unknowns, but you also helped us with the positives and negatives to the decisions that we needed to make when these unknown items were brought to surface. In selling our property, your recommendation on staging and appraisals/timing not only helped us receive a record sale price on the condo unit in a very quick escrow, but we were extremely happy to receive above asking and multiple offers. This would absolutely not have happened without your guidance and input! Because of your hard work and efforts, we strongly feel that Wesley and Matthew will not only have a place to live, but a home that they very possibly will grow up in and enjoy for the duration of their childhood. We are not only happy with your service and being our real estate agent, but we consider you a friend. Thank you again Igor. Anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the south bay area would need to think twice before not using you as their agent. Please feel free to have any potential clients call or email Laura and I if they would like a reference, and we would be happy to share our wonderful experience with others.
Alex and Laura
Hollywood Riviera Buyers & Sellers
April 11, 2016
This October I sold my home in the Hollywood Rivera after living there with my husband and children for almost 50 years. Needless to say it was difficult to leave such a beautiful home and area, but it was time. I had seen articles written about the wonderful care folks had experienced with a realtor named Igor Nastaskin, so I called him and he came to see my home. I still wasn’t sure I wanted to list my home but he was happy to meet with me anyway. Well, a few months later I decided to have it listed and I contacted Igor again and the rest is history. He was wonderful to work with. He stayed on top of every issue that came along. He gave 100 % caring service to me and my entire family. It is very traumatic to sell a home you loved so much, but not having to stress with all the issues that came up is because he really helped. I thank you Igor, and so does my family. Best to you.
Genny Burchfield
Hollywood Riviera Home Seller
November 06, 2017
Igor Nastaskin is an outstanding real estate agent.   We worked together for about six months to find a unique property.   I was looking for a home in the Hollywood Riviera with very specific requirements during a period of low inventory.  This was not an easy commission. Igor was incredibly knowledgeable, attentive and hard working.  He shared information with me about the local market, general trends, potential listings and even introduced me to former clients.   When it became evident that my future home wasn’t going to pop up any time soon, he tapped deeper into his network and identified a property that wasn’t even for sale.  He introduced me to the owner and facilitated conversations until we were able to come to an agreement.  The seller and I are now both very happy with the outcome.   Before this episode, I didn’t understand the value that a good real estate agent can add.    The competence and professionalism Igor exhibited during this engagement was among the best I’ve seen in any service industry.  I can highly recommend him.  
Dan Pomerantz
Hollywood Riviera Home Buyer
June 27, 2017
Dear Igor, We wanted to take a few moments to reflect upon the sale of our home in Torrance during the past year. Although the sales process was somewhat daunting with us living so far away, the fact that we had worked with you previously quelled any anxiety we may have experienced. Your experience in the local market is invaluable coupled with your command of the sales process which once again exceeded our expectations. In all aspects, we followed your lead without apprehension from setting the asking price to staging and showings everything was done professionally, and efficiently, which achieved the desired results; less than three weeks on the market above asking price. All of this accomplished without any surprises! Who could ask for anything more? Once again, great job for which we are forever grateful. Thank you so much.
Steve & Stephanie Hamlet
Hollywood Riviera Home Sellers
June 09, 2017
Igor, We want to thank you for your excellent service during the recent sale of our home in Redondo Beach.   Your expert knowledge of the Riviera area really made the sale. Your great ideas to get our property looking its best helped the buyer visualize what the property could look like. Most impressive was your tenacity to make sure all the details were checked so that the sale and closing would not derail.   We especially appreciated how fast you were to address potential problems to keep the sale on track. Again, thanks for the excellent service. We would recommend you to any of our friends that need real estate assistance in the Riviera area.
Jeff and Laney Quirk
Hollywood Riviera Home Sellers
May 09, 2017
I hope you enjoyed the holidays and I wish you a happy, healthy 2017. I am writing to tell you how incredibly happy and satisfied Tim and I are with the service that Igor provided us during both the sale of our home in Hollywood Riviera, and the purchase of our condo in Redondo Beach. We have nothing but great things to say about Igor and his professionalism, work ethic, and vast knowledge. Throughout the process he remained calm, steady, respectful, and incredibly thoughtful. He stayed in constant communication. We never felt as if we were “bothering” him with calls or email questions. In fact, he responded to every issue quickly and encouraged us to keep communicating every concern. Igor handled the dual agency with the utmost care and respect for all parties. We had some reservations about this, but we felt well represented on both sides of the deal. He was very thorough and detail oriented, which one appreciates very much as a buyer! On our sale, he represented the buyers as well, but we felt he was fair and honest in every instance. Although our deals are “done”, we have had a few challenges come up in our new place and Igor is still there for us, helping us navigate these new waters. I can call him anytime with a question or concern and he has no problem helping wherever and however he can. Tim and I feel he is the hardest working real estate professional we have ever met. That work ethic, as well as his personal ethics, make him the all star that he is. We will recommend Igor without reservation to anyone we know interested in buying or selling.
Tim and Jill Gilligan
Hollywood Riviera Buyers & Sellers
January 13, 2017
On behalf of all our family, I want to take this opportunity to thank Igor for the amazing job he did of selling our family home in the Hollywood Riviera. Our parents were the original owners of this house, which had been in the family for sixty-three years, and the work involved in putting it on the market was extensive. Igor excelled at every step in this process. With no family members still residing in the South Bay and with only two still in Southern California, Igor took charge of the process for us, arranging for the painting, minor repairs, and staging that were necessary to show off the house to its best. The skilled workers and subcontractors he arranged for were all outstanding in the work they delivered, and we were constantly impressed by Igor’s sound judgement, breadth of knowledge, and good taste. He also walked us through every step of the escrow process, insuring we understood where we were in the process and what would happen next. Selling a home that had belonged to the family for more than six decades was an emotional process for us, but Igor handled every part of the transaction with thoughtfulness and sensitivity – we were as pleased with Igor’s understanding of our needs as a family as we were with the fact that the house ended up selling for well over its original asking price. Working with Igor was a pleasure throughout, and we would enthusiastically recommend him to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home in the South Bay.
David Lewison
Hollywood Riviera Home Seller
September 25, 2016
We were fortunate to have worked with Igor Nastaskin during the recent sale of our home in the Hollywood Riviera. In fact, we decided Igor would be the perfect next door neighbor. Igor’s experience, professionalism, and courtesy are the elements of his success. His spot-on suggestions, infinite patience and confident guidance, along with his sense of humor, were invaluable throughout the entire sale process. Igor was available to address our questions and concerns as they arose, always responding promptly. He acted not merely as our realtor, but assisted us with referrals for moving companies and other contractors, and directed us to temporary lodging as well. Additionally, we learned Igor introduced the “Character Counts” program to Riviera Elementary School, reflecting his investment in the youth of our community. He is a man of character. It is no wonder Igor has sold more houses than any other realtor in the Hollywood Riviera.
Erin O'Brien & Chris Withers
Hollywood Riviera Home Sellers
July 11, 2016
You have been our real estate agent for a better part of 10 years and have represented us on a purchase, several rental leases and a sale. Your knowledge and experience helped us feel comfortable with scenarios that we were not familiar with and have lived up to the expectation as a true consultant for life. From our point of view, you have raised the bar for all professionals in the industry. For someone that values the dollar like we do, you are worth more than we are obligated to pay you. We look forward to working with you again.
Salvatore and Laura Ingrao
Hollywood Riviera Buyers & Sellers
April 23, 2016
We have lived in three different cities over a lifetime, and each time we were lucky to find very professional agents to sell our home. But only Igor made us feel as though we were his only clients, and that our home was his top priority. Was he readily available by phone from morning to early evening whenever we needed to speak to him? Absolutely. Not only was he quick to respond, but during the mad flurry of escrow questions and answers he made sure to send emails to both me and my wife, so that no detail would be missed. Igor was amazingly generous with the time he dedicated to us. We called on him in two separate stages, first when we were not yet ready to sell but wanted detailed information about price and salability. He spent over an hour with us and returned a few days later with an architect to give us further advice. The second time was a few years later. We were finally ready to sell, and he came supplied with complete brochures of comparable homes, prices, and photos that showed us exactly where we stood in the current market. He clearly knew the Hollywood Riviera as intimately as his own home. All of this without the slightest hint of salesmanship, but with a friendly manner and winning smile that put us completely at ease. In less than two weeks, Igor found a committed buyer. His personal commitment really shone during the detailed process of signing escrow documents. He didn’t just show patience with our fussy demands for explanations, but he went through them with clarity and relaxed informality. We remain grateful for his flexible ability to adjust to our personality and needs.
Paul Ilie
Hollywood Riviera Home Seller
April 25, 2016
It is our great pleasure to recommend Igor Nastaskin as a real estate agent. After meeting with several realtors, we decided to go with a local, knowledgeable, realistic, trustworthy, enthusiastic, and well-respected realtor to sell our home.  (Igor, by the way, was the listing agent when we purchased the same property years earlier.  Obviously, he impressed us back then with his skill set.) Igor’s methods of attracting buyers worked!  We were blown away to have 4 offers, all way above asking price, made on the house in the first few days! A master with contract negotiations, Igor expertly guided us through the home selling process all the way through to the final sale which closed in 30 days.  And, the buyer and his agent couldn’t have been nicer. Igor far exceeded our expectations and is, hands down, the best in the business.  What more can we say other than he is a “rock star” agent, and we look forward to working with him again in the future.
Paul and Alice Goldberg
Hollywood Riviera Home Sellers
November 20, 2017
Hi Igor, Just wanted to say that I really appreciate your help and support through this process, your professionalism, positive attitude and excellent insights.   Despite my inexperience, I never felt condescended to or out of touch with the process. I will very willingly recommend your services to anyone I know in the area and feel free to use me as a reference if that is ever something that comes up. Again, thank you! Have a happy Thanksgiving
Mark Steighner
Hollywood Riviera Home Seller
November 25, 2017
It is my absolute joy to write this letter on behalf of our real estate agent, Igor Nastaskin. From the day we met him, Igor made us feel as if we were his only clients – going out of his way to help us get to know the area with incredible patience, paying attention to our likes and dislikes and reaching out to us proactively when a house that met our needs was available. Once we found our home, Igor made the paperwork process as easy as it could have been, taking care of us from start to finish. Since we were unable to find a home to purchase in the timeframe we needed, we rented when we first moved to the area. Igor kept us in mind always and actively pursued a home for us to purchase, which would meet our challenging needs. Again, without ever having to go to him, Igor came to us with the perfect arrangement that never would have been in the realm of reality without his active engagement. And again, throughout the purchase and escrow processes, Igor held our metaphoric hand and made sure that everything was taken care of. Without hesitation, both my husband and I would recommend Igor Nastaskin as a real estate agent for anyone looking to buy, sell or rent a home in the south bay area. He is a treasure!
Leah Lewis
Hollywood Riviera Home Buyers
January 11, 2018
When my 94-year-old mother fell and fractured her tailbone, I knew she could no longer live alone at New Horizons. She had lived in her condo for 43 years.  My dad passed away ten years ago, and she had led an independent life since then. However, it was evident that now she would need 24/7 assistance.  Researching several assisted senior living residences, we chose Welbrook here in Torrance, right around the corner from New Horizons.  But, the question arose as what to do about her condo?  Since Igor had helped our daughter and family successfully buy and sell in Torrance, there was no question to whom we would turn for selling my mother’s condo.   After such a long time living there, it really needed fixing up. Igor has an amazing list of professional handymen and craftsmen who upgraded her place, and then an expert stager really decorated the condo well.  With the furniture she chose, it looked awesome.  (Our 5-year-old granddaughter wanted to move in, but we told her she’d have to wait 50 years.) Would you believe that the day before the open house, a couple fell in love with the condo and the rest is history!  The new owners are so happy to be living at New Horizons, and my mother is extremely grateful to Igor for making the transition so easy. Kudos to Igor and his crew!
Dale Korman
Hollywood Riviera Home Owner since 1969
January 26, 2018
Dear Prospective Homeowners/Home Sellers, It is my immense pleasure to recommend Igor Nastaskin as a real estate agent for any individual or family searching for or selling a home. I have known Igor for 10 years, first meeting him as the selling agent for a home I purchased in 2008. Although Igor was the selling agent, he was fair and helpful in the negotiations and purchase of the home. As it turned out, we lived in the same neighborhood and Igor became a valued friend and neighbor, introducing me to various neighbors, recommending repair people, and stopping by to say hello. When a leak arose in the deck, (it was a new home purchase), Igor worked with myself and the builder to resolve the issue. He followed through in all areas to make sure the house was repaired correctly. Years later, Igor was my agent when I purchased a new build pre-construction home in Palos Verdes. Building a new home is stressful, Igor again was diligent every step of the way, attending plan approvals, going to the city himself, seeing revisions through, helping with design ideas, etc. He truly went above and beyond. The home turned out beautifully and I am ever grateful for his kind help. Igor also was my selling agent for the home that I purchased in 2008. The home sold on “Brokers Open” with multiple offers! It was the easiest transaction that I have experienced. He had beautiful pictures taken, made open house suggestions, and was extremely knowledgeable and thorough about the area and pricing. I could not have been happier! Igor has now kindly agreed to help me with my rental properties. I am confident that Igor will find great tenants and handle all the details seamlessly. I have found Igor Nastaskin to be a highly attentive agent, and am pleased to recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
E. Jasmine Buhler
Selling Agent
February 09, 2018
Riviera Elementary is so thankful to once again receive your generous donation. Riviera appreciates the help we get from our community in helping our students do their best. This gift makes it possible to once again implement our successful Character Counts program. These past few years, we have seen many more students achieve better citizenship with the incentives from this great program. Thank you again for this helpful donation. It will make such a wonderful difference at Riviera Elementary.
Christie Forshey
Principal  – Riviera Elementary
June 12, 2018
Igor Nastaskin – a real Pro Igor handled our listing recently. The very first thing I noticed was his vast knowledge about residential sales in the Hollywood Riviera. He exuded great confidence in marketing our house. He had a plan in mind from the signing of the listing until the close of escrow. Talk about organization and planning, he took charge from the beginning, including staging and suggestions to us as sellers to make necessary repairs and maintenance. Through his efforts, we had an offer above our listing price within one week. He carefully guided the sale in an efficient, straightforward manner. He is a real pro. His guidance allowed the parties to complete the transaction in less than 30 days and made this sale stress free. We admired his fairness and integrity. His low-key approach as our agent was much appreciated. We can, without reservation, recommend Igor to buyers and sellers alike. Jim and Eloisa Fox Hollywood Riviera home sellers
Jim and Eloisa Fox
Hollywood Riviera Home sellers
June 08, 2018