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A name that is synonymous with Santa Monica real estate, Pence Hathorn Silver (PHS) is accredited as the #1 team in Santa Monica. With more than three decades of unparalleled experience, service, and market knowledge, the team is consistently ranked both nationally and in California among the top real estate professionals. PHS is led by Charles Pence, John Hathorn, Loraine Silver, and Brett Silver, all of whom are founding partners of Partners Trust's flagship office on Montana Avenue.

Pence Hathorn Silver offers a 'Gold Standard' approach to serving clientele and unmatched intimate knowledge of Westside neighborhoods, an ethos mirrored by Partners Trust's industry-leading brokerage model, ultimately bringing the two powerhouses together in 2010. Since then, PHS has grown to a team of 13 associates and, beyond their Santa Monica presence, has been instrumental in Partners Trust's expansion to 240 associates and seven offices across Los Angeles—as well as one in Shanghai. In addition to being a market leader, Pence Hathorn Silver is constantly at the forefront of real estate trends and new technology. From representing Santa Monica’s first LEED homes—which subsequently lead the charge of replacing the wasteful ‘flyer box’ in favor of adopting greener marketing practices—to employing demographically-targeted digital advertising— to producing their own quarterly magazine, “Santa Monica DIRT,” their hyper-local approach and innovative global reach continue to make them the trusted voice and authority for home sales North of Montana.

Pence Hathorn Silver is deeply rooted in the Westside, having served the community for nearly forty years. Their presence on Montana Avenue has enabled them to remain extremely accessible for clients and serve as a neighborhood resource. As current or former residents of Santa Monica, all four founders are acutely aware of the community’s day-to-day nuances and are personally invested in them—their home and business are one in the same. Furthermore, Pence Hathorn Silver shows their active involvement in the community by participating in a host of charitable events and initiatives. They are long-time supporters of the Santa Monica Schools, in addition to the Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra, Boys and Girls Club and the Education Foundation.

Pence Hathorn Silver Reviews

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02/04/2016 - michael j west

Sold a Condo home in 2015 in Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA.

Shann is a fantastic real estate agent who knows the market very well. I listed my condo with Shann because she's honest, hardworking, and always available to answer my questions or concerns. Shann pays attention to every detail and she follows up on everything in a timely manner. I highly recommend Shann Silver!

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07/23/2015 - sandeegeee

Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $1.525M in Sunset Park, Santa Monica, CA.

Shann Silver is an absolute professional. Her knowledge of the market is superb. She believes in a marketing strategy that is second to none. She is also on top of every phone call, question, appointment and anything else that needs to be handled. She has a relationship with all parties involved such as escrow and title that makes things flow very easily. And that's just the professional side. Shann is also very personable, with a very likable and easy going attitude. Shann had our home sold in less than one week for over list price. I would highly recommend her for any real estate transaction. She is the absolute best. Thanks Shann!!

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07/22/2015 - user4083294

Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $1.525M in Sunset Park, Santa Monica, CA.

It was a real pleasure working with Shann. She made the whole process simple, transparent and smooth with her professionalism and integrity.
Thank You Shann!

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07/13/2015 - garrett nassi

Bought a Single Family home in 2009 for approximately $1.625M in Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA.

Shann was very patient with my wife and I who were very specific with our needs and requirements for our house. She was quick to get back to us and respond to our request. I will be using her for my next sell and purchase.

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06/23/2015 - proactive100

Sold a Condo home in 2015 for approximately $725K in North of Montana, Santa Monica, CA.

Shann Silver is a very service-oriented professional. She provides a higher level of service than what I have received from other agents in the four other transactions I have done over the years. She found us a buyer before we even listed the home for a price in excess of what we intended to list it for. She was very helpful with the numerous details of the contract, escrow, and inspection. She did everything we asked with a smile. She returns all calls and emails promptly and cheerfully. She grew up in a respected West Side real estate family and is very knowledgeable on residential real estate transactions. She earned our complete trust. She is warm, friendly, and a pleasure to do business with.

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06/18/2015 - user6496572

Sold a Condo home in 2015 in Mid-City, Santa Monica, CA.

Shann's professionalism and marketplace knowledge is extensive. She has been instrumental in readying the condo to put on the market with suggestions that will be tangible and others that have saved money. The proposal was thorough and impressive as well as her attention to area comps.

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06/17/2015 - KariStorch

Showed home in 2014 in Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, CA 90402.

As a first time buyer, Shann was patient and extremely knowledgable. She was responsive and always returned my calls promptly. She was in constant contact with me on any new leads.

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05/04/2015 - stacy917

Showed home in 2014 in Santa Monica, CA.

Shann is highly dedicated, extremely knowledgable and passionate about her job which are the most important qualities as a realtor. She listens to what the client wants and gives 200% to making sure they're satisfied. She prides herself on Paying close attention to the changes in real estate and presenting her clients with all opportunities that may be of interest. I commend her for always going the extra mile. I would refer her to anyone looking to buy a home.

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05/03/2015 - nativeplantnut

Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.55M in Ocean Park, Santa Monica, CA.

With Shann and her team's support, we got our Ocean Beach bungalow listed, online and open for two Open Houses before entertaining six offers. She helped us select the best offer and close on time with a lease back within
seven weeks of initial market listing. Thanks with Shann's support, we met our objectives and could focus on the next step of our lives . . .

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05/03/2015 - kelsey d johnson

Helped me rent a Condo home in Santa Monica Pier Area/Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA.

Shann helped us move to Santa Monica, CA from New York, NY and found us a perfect home. Initially we worked together remotely and Shann thoughtfully used our feedback and budget to craft home tours on our quick visits west. She expertly sifted through all the inventory to tour us on the best properties to fit our needs. We quickly found the perfect fit thanks to her hours of research. She was extremely responsive and an absolute pleasure to work with!

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