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Kristen Novoa is a knowledgeable and skilled negotiator with over $420 million in closed transactions since 2000 and results that consistently rank her in the "Top 1%" in sales amongst Realtors in the South Bay. Kristen has set record-breaking sales in Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach five times over the past several years. While colleagues respect her integrity and achievements, it is her clients who consistently recommend Novoa for her work ethic, approachability, honesty, and her ability to listen to their needs and goals. Kristen's background in psychology helps put emotions at ease and provide clients with a high level of comfort throughout their transaction. Her background in law and negotiations training is extremely useful for both buyers and sellers to gain a competitive edge. For Kristen, it is sincerely more than just a 'real estate transaction.' She is a chief strategist, trusted advisor and loyal friend to her clients. Novoa offers more than a decade of experience in Southern California's most desirable communities and is a former board director for the South Bay Association of Realtors with professional certifications that include International Property Specialist, Certified Negotiations Expert, Transnational Referral Certification, and Luxury Home Marketing Specialist. With home values in our Beach Cities reaching multi-million dollar levels, Kristen recognized the demand for a higher level of marketing with worldwide exposure to higher net worth clientele. To meet this need, Kristen has aligned herself with VISTA Sotheby's International Realty. The tremendous marketing reach Sotheby's International Realty offers, will benefit homes in all price points here in the South Bay. A native of California's Central Coast, Novoa earned a Bachelor's degree from California State University, Northridge, and a Master's degree from Pepperdine University. She stayed in Southern California when she discovered the lifestyle and amenities of Manhattan Beach, and she and her family have made it their home for more than two decades. She gives back to the community through time and financial contributions that support education and affordable housing, including local PTA organizations, Manhattan Beach Education Foundation, and the "Give Back Homes" and "New Story" programs, in which a contributions are made toward building homes for families in need. AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, The Strand (Beachfront), Palos Verdes Peninsula, Torrance, El Segundo, Los Angeles