Buyer Team

Laura Grabher

Lead Buyer Specialist

Laura Grabher is a South Bay native, born and raised in Palos Verdes. She received her bachelor’s degree in communications & business from the University of San Diego and spent nearly 10 years marketing major recording artists & record labels in the music industry. As a Redondo Beach resident, her enthusiasm for the South Bay community led her to pursue a new career in real estate over 10 years ago. Laura’s commitment to her client is getting them the best deal possible. Her clients receive solid professionalism, ethics and outstanding services. Laura believes in the “Team” approach to the Client and Realtor relationship is the most vital aspect of any winning transaction. Together, as a team, she and her clients focus and commit to their goals, creating a “win/win” relationship that ultimately produces success .You can put your trust in her experience and services!

Kerri Henry

Buyer Specialist

Kerri Henry a resident of the South Bay for almost 20 years and a homeowner in Redondo Beach since 1999, Kerri brings her extensive medical and pharmaceutical sales experience to the Hoffman Murphy Team as a Buyer Specialist. Her interest in real estate began at the age of 19 when she purchased her first investment property and pursued a communication degree from USC. Kerri contributes the secret to her success as her compassionate understanding of people. Kerri’s kind personality, patience and great listening skills put clients at ease as she believes in always doing what is in the client’s best interest first and foremost in her real estate transactions. Backed by the support of the Hoffman Murphy Team and Keller Williams, Kerri is extremely resourceful and knowledgeable of our local real estate market. Kerri has a positive attitude and loves helping buyers find the home of their dreams. With 2 kids in Redondo Beach Schools, Kerri enjoys giving back and is very involved in the community. Her passion is spending time with family and friends in our beautiful beach cities.

Daryn Smith

Buyer Specialist

Daryn Smith cares about her clients and treats them like family. Daryn has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Welfare and a Post Graduate Certification in Management. She worked for the State of California for over 27 years as a counselor, and then as a Manager for the State helping people with disabilities achieve education and employment. Daryn is known for her tough negotiation skills, but in a manner as sweet as molasses--the velvet glove. She protects and works for her clients’ best interests—always. In today’s fast-paced, high-pressure market, Daryn provides the critical knowledge and know-how to ensure your offer is the winning offer! There are no silver Medals in real estate, and Daryn gets you gold. Daryn vows to keep her clients involved and informed through the entire purchase process, and works to gain your trust by providing endless support.

Mike Aronski

Buyer Specialist

An east coast transplant, Michael moved to the Los Angeles area in 2012 with entrepreneurial aspirations after graduating from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. Upon developing a successful youth sports company that sprawled the greater Los Angeles area from the Beverly Hills to the South Bay, Michael fell in love with the South Bay real estate landscape and honed his business skill joining The Hoffman Murphy Team. A Hermosa Beach resident, Michael’s jovial personality combined with his hard work, knowledge of local real estate and dedication to serve his customers sets a standard of professionalism in the global real estate market. Although no longer active in day to day operations, Michael is still owner of the Samba Sports LA Company and an active in community service and charitable projects with Cystic Fibrosis and Autism Awareness as well as a minority owner in Manhattan Beach lifestyle brand, Strand Life California.

Debra Caprio

Buyer Specialist

Debra is a Southern California native and has spent the last thirty years, living, working and raising a family here in the South Bay. She graduated with a degree in international business, which along with her many years of experience has taught her how to navigate and succeed in the highly complex and competitive local real estate market while foremost protecting her clients' interests. She is a long-time, enthusiastic member of the community, participating and organizing many local initiatives both socially and philanthropically. Debra loves her work. She knows that good things take time. She will put in the time and bring in the people necessary to make sure you succeed. In her spare time, Debra likes anything outside, photography, volunteering, fitness and live music. Debra has her SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist) designation and enjoys helping to make a difference in the lives of families navigating decisions concerning aging parents. 

Matt Barry

Outside Sales Associate

Having moved to the South Bay several years ago, Matthew Barry jumped right into the local real estate market. Growing up in New York, his love for real estate was started at a young age. Combined with a love for the beach and beautiful weather, he was destined to move to Los Angeles. After moving to Los Angeles and getting licensed, Matthew showed his enthusiasm right away by logging over 120,000 minutes on the phone with prospective clients and made over 100,000 phone calls his first year in the business. As an expert in business development, he plays an essential role on this team by constantly generating new business for the team and helping existing clients find a new place to call home. On a personal note, Matthew has a big dream of starting a “ranch-style” dog rescue center by the year 2025. At home, Matthew enjoys spending time with his German Shepherd, Maxine, whom he rescued from Westside German Shepherd Rescue in March 2016. His adoration for the South Bay, coupled with a heartfelt love for his new family at the Hoffman Murphy group, gives him all the ammunition he needs to serve his clients needs.

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