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About us

Born and raised in Southern California, Broker and Managing Officer Stephan Klein has created the first of its kind in a boutique type feeling, service-oriented “One Stop Shop” real estate brokerage.

Two things that he instills in all his associates, and those are the reasons for the company’s recent growth and success. They are “Information and Service”. You can never give too much of it. That, along with the highly competitive business of real estate, it is always best to make as many friends with Realtors and affiliated service professionals. This can sometimes give you the competitive edge over others.

Stephan is one of the most knowledgeable men I know in real estate. In his early beginning of the real estate business, when he was working in the entertainment industry as a Camera Operator/Director of Photography, he had just finished a two year stint with Director/Producer Steven Spielberg, in which he had received a personal letter of appreciation from Steven, along with a certificate of recommendation for his dedicated work on The "Survivors of the Shoah" Visual History Foundation.

Armed with a hefty bank account, due from his hard work and dedication, Stephan decided it was time to invest in his future wealth building goals and on his off days from movie making, he would apprentice for his long time friend, M.J. Sarlo, accountant and award winning mortgage broker on how to access investment capital and package yourself to acquire money from banks and institutions.

At this time, he bought his first income-producing property, and soon after, a second and a third. During this time he had acquired a Real Estate sales license and General-B Contractors license to better represent himself on his own transactions and those of his friends and colleagues which soon followed his lead. Up to this day, Stephan has purchased, rehabbed, and sold approximately 100 homes, owns multiple Real Estate investments, vacation homes and land in the United States and several other countries. As a certified HUD broker with multiple recognitions and awards, he now passes on his knowledge and experience to his associates and eldest son who has decided to learn the business of Real Estate.

As managing partner of an asset management company and two real estate investment trusts, Broker, Founder and Managing Officer of California Coastal Real Estate, a brokerage which has experienced rapid growth in recent years, due to what Stephan explains as generosity and some of the best marketing and sales tools that he has learned from his 19 years in the business.

Offering his agents 100% of their commissions earned for one flat fee per transaction has changed the lives of his agents and their families, but it dosen’t end there. He has offered them many additional perks which are listed under his Agent Opportunities.

California Coastal’s philosophy is, we take care of our own, which means our agents are offered the tools for financial freedom, with additional income opportunities, a family like environment, nurturing a quality of life and true happiness. This transfers to the client’s overall Real Estate experience. Our clients are treated as friends and neighbors with the best service possible.

We have designed and hand-picked as a part of our team proven experts in select areas of services that we provide to our clients.

From our pleasant and helpful office staff, marketing expert and recruiter, to every sales agent with their own areas of expertise. An REO department, short sale expert, relocation, a designated trustee auction sales team, and property management division, to name a few of the services we provide.

When selecting a Real Estate professional in your area, strong knowledge of the community, powerful negotiating skills and a commitment to providing you with excellent service are all crucial elements. Besides life's experiences, we insist that our agents further their continuing education in real estate and related fields, this is why our success can only be measured by helping you achieve your goals.

Member of these reputable organizations:

  • Venice Chamber of Commerce
  • Art World Intl. Board of Directors
  • NAR
  • Beverly Hills Board of Realtors
  • California state Licensing Board for General Contractors
  • CAR
  • Member of the Dept.of Real Estate.
  • Broker Lic. # 01227415
  • General Building Contractor Lic. # 880196