"Not all agents are equal! Here's our story- In 2010 my husband and I were heartbroken and close to giving up. We'd been trying for over 2 years to find our first home. We had gone through a few well meaning agents who wasted theirs and our time by showing us houses they knew did not fit our request. When the last agent blew a deal on offer and then tried to sell us another house that we clearly didn't want, we were done with it all, defeated. We agreed to take 6 months off and just let it go with the flow. Less than a week later in December my husband stopped for a coffee at Tanner's, a place he goes to maybe twice a year and noticed Tom and Dana's office. For reasons he can't explain he had a good vibe about it (and he's not a vibey guy) he decided to walk in. He asked Tom can you get me a deal on a house and if you find me that deal are you the man who can close it.? Tom said with a smile on his face and without hesitation, absolutely. And that is exactly what he did. We closed about 6 months later in June and now have lived in our dream home for 6 1/2 years. Tom Corte, "There is no substitute!" Lol but true. I only met Dana once and she was as nice as she could be. She asked us if we wanted a kitten, and there were plenty to choose from. Apparently she helps with animal rescues along with everything else she balances. No wonder her and Tom work together, some people are just overachievers. By the way, our house is now worth twice what we paid for it. Randy & Deborah C. - Westchester"

"Dana was outstanding! She provided excellent customer service and was dedicated to getting my condo sold (above asking price!). Prior to selling the condo, she helped me lease my condo. She went well above and beyond to find tenants and keep the unit marketable. I would definitely do business with her again in the future. Thank you Dana!"

Derek L. - Glendale, CO

"We have purchased two separate properties with Tom and Dana in the last three years. Each property Tom and Dana negotiated very hard on our behalf and always kept us informed along the way. My wife and i felt like we always had the final say when negotiating which was very comforting. Because of their hard work and honesty, we are in the process of purchasing another property prior to the year end. We strongly recommend Tom and Dana."

Jay E. - Playa del Rey

"Tom and Dana really have total knowledge of the market they serve. They will find your match out of the available possibilities. Hands down, best professionals in the area."

Charlie P. - Playa del Rey

"I really enjoyed working with Tom and Dana. They helped me buy my dream condo at the beach. Tom knowledge, persistence, negotiating skills cannot be surpassed. Tom and Dana work together well and are a terrific team. Five stars!"

Richard F. - Playa del Rey

"Tom and Dana know their business inside and out. They helped us buy a lovely home in 2008. They are a class act and an asset to the community. I'm glad to know them and unhesitatingly refer friends and acquaintances to their office."

Douglas W. - Westchester

"We have used them for going on 5 years to manage and find renters for our beachfront condo. They have gotten us great renters time and again. Even after finding the renters they continue to be a great resource for us to have in the Playa del Rey area. No one knows the ins and outs of PDR real estate like these guys."

Ditta H. - Sacramento / Playa del Rey

"Tom and Dana helped us sell our condo in Playa Del Rey, getting us the highest possible price and best possible buyer. Tom's knowledge of Playa and ability to speak persuasively about it was instrumental in dealing with potential buyers. I would strongly recommend them to sell your property in/around Playa Del Rey. They will work tirelessly to sell your property and are always reachable and responsive to calls/questions."

Scott B. - Manhattan Beach

"Two real Pros."

Jim W. - Honolulu, HI

"They were very professional and very knowledgeable."

Mike G. - Santa Monica

"Tom and Dana really have total knowledge of the market they serve. They will find your match out of the available possibilities. Hands down, best professionals in the area."


"I hired this expert team to handle the sale of my apartment building in San Pedro. My "go to" gal was Dana Wright. She handled the details and all aspects of this difficult short sale like a well-experienced pro. She was an excellent communicator and kept me updated every step of the way. I would definitely call on this team again, to buy, sell, or recommend them to others."

Teresa E. - Playa del Rey

"I met Tom Corte in 2004 when I bought my first condo and stayed in contact with him ever since. He knows the playa del rey area like the back of his hand. He is creative and surprised me with options for me to buy a condo on the beach when I did not expect it and encouraged me to overcome whatever obstacles came my way. He is well connected with the professionals needed to close a deal [mortgage brokers, attorneys, accountants]. I highly recommend Tom as a real estate broker"

"My husband and I have worked with Tom and Dana several times over the past six years. They are timely, efficient, and care about their clients. We are currently living in an amazing location thanks to them! Highly recommended."

Alyssa J. - Playa del Rey

"Tom and Dana are local experts. Dana helped me rent my first place in Playa, and then a few years later she put in many hours over many months helping me find the perfect place to buy. She was always professional no matter how many hoops I had her jump through."

Karin B. - Laguna Beach

"Tom Corte was tremendous in selling my home in a difficult market."

Ron G. - Westchester

"Dana did a great job helping us through the entire process of buying for the first time. She found the perfect place for our growing family and helped us every step of the way through closing. We will definitely reach out to Dana when the time comes for our next purchase."

Adam S. - Playa del Rey

"Dana had a Plan of Action to sell my condo and executed it flawlessly! I would highly recommend her if anyone is thinking about buying or selling real estate…..she’s a SUPERSTAR!"

Cheryl K. - Las Vegas

Tom Corte was totally dedicated to the sale of my home and was very communicative throughout the whole process. All in all a very pleasant experience.”

John W. - Playa del Rey

"If you are looking for the best real estate agent in the area, then I definitely recommend Dana. Dana is amazing at what she does. She's knowledgable, savvy, personable, and diligent. She knew about our future home before anyone else, and because of her, we scored such an amazing place."

Adam P. - Playa del Rey

"I was very happy to have a help from Tom Corte & Dana Wright. They have a very impressive local knowledge, masterful process expertise, immediate responsiveness and excellent negotiation skills."

Robert W. - Playa del Rey

"I doubt one in ten agents could have successfully closed my deal. My sincere thanks to you, Tom, and ERA Matilla Realty, for a successful sale experience."

Stephen D. - Los Angeles

"Dana is a hard-working and dedicated realtor. She is knowledgeable and willing to provide guidance and advice. In the midst of an extremely difficult housing / economic environment, she was able to help me find my first place."

Sara G. - Manhattan Beach

"Out of a million agents to choose from, we would choose Dana all over again. Her knowledge, and practical approach inspired our confidence, and we would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a great Westside agent.”

David K. and Stacy B. / Management


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