It’s a long way from Kiev to the Hollywood Riviera, but Igor’s quest to live in this special part of the world was worth all the trouble he went through to get here. Igor left the former Soviet Union with his mother in 1973, and made his way from Israel, to Paris, to Belgium before eventually immigrating to Chicago in 1975. After attending the University of Chicago and Loyola Marymount, Igor became a CPA and joined a Big Eight accounting firm in the Windy City. In 1988, Igor moved to Southern California to work in Finance at PepsiCo. He went on to serve in high-level finance positions at Nissan Motor Corporation and Activision, and furthered his education with an MBA from Long Beach State in 1995.
In 2001, Igor combined his passion for real estate with his experience in business and finance to become a Realtor. It was a move that has brought him immense personal and professional satisfaction because he gets to do what he loves every day …help people enjoy a better life by expertly guiding them through their real estate decisions.
A long-time Hollywood Riviera resident, Igor has earned a reputation as the expert in this area, and also specializes in the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Torrance, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and San Pedro. Igor has sold more homes in the Hollywood Riviera than any other Realtor since 2003, and has been the number one Realtor in the area in sales volume for 12 of the last 15 years, including 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. He has had more than 200 single family home transactions in the Riviera since 2002, with over $200 million in total sales volume.
Igor is continuously ranked among the top producing agents for RE/MAX Estate Properties and has been recognized with a RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award and earned a spot in the RE/MAX International Hall of Fame for his exceptional sales achievements. He was the number 1 agent for sales volume in the Malaga Cove office in 2015, 2016 & 2017, and the #6 individual producer at ReMax Estate Properties for 2017 (out of more than 700 agents) and #10 in 2016.
He is one of the few South Bay Realtors to earn Accredited Staging Professional credentials, which gives him the expertise to prepare seller’s homes inside and out for maximum impact. As a result, homes sell faster, and for more money.
Igor was awarded Quality Service Certified® Platinum status, the highest level of service achievement in the real estate industry. The award recognizes that Igor earned 100 percent client service satisfaction, as measured by Leading Research Corporation. Quality Service Certified (QSC) status is the only award in the real estate industry based on independently validated, measurable service results. Clients of QSC agents receive a customer satisfaction survey at the end of each transaction. The surveys are administered and the results are compiled by LRC. Please visit the QSC link on this website.
Igor was presented with the “Real Estate Online Marketing Award of Excellence” by Realtor.com for his outstanding marketing of clients’ homes. He is a proud sponsor of the Riviera Elementary School Character Counts Program, donating more than $30,000 to date, and makes a donation to the Children’s Miracle Network for every transaction.
Supported by his talented professional staff, Igor works directly with his clients and listens carefully to their needs and objectives. He takes it upon himself to make each real estate transaction an enjoyable one, handling every detail large and small while keeping his clients updated throughout the process.
Igor lives in the Hollywood Riviera with his wife, Suzy Silver Nastaskin (who grew up in the Riviera). They have three children who were all raised in the Hollywood Riviera: Isabelle, a UCLA graduate seeking a master’s degree in speech pathology at Boston University; Aaron, a Cal Poly San Luis Obispo graduate seeking a masters degree in international business at Grenoble Ecole de Management in Grenoble, France; and Jacob, a UCLA graduate seeking a master’s degree in mechanical engineering at UCLA. Fluent in Russian, Igor was a former tennis teaching pro and he still plays as often as his busy schedule allows.
So when you decide that you’d like to buy or sell a home in the South Bay, including the Hollywood Riviera, the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Torrance, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach or San Pedro — or if you need to talk to an expert about your housing situation — please feel free to contact Igor at 310-892-6016310-892-6016 or [email protected].
Suzy Nastaskin – Marketing Manager
Suzy Nastaskin puts her 30-plus years of marketing experience to good use on Igor’s team. Suzy strives to get as much strategic exposure as possible for Igor’s listings, including targeted advertising, newspaper story placement, internet coverage, realtor-to-realtor marketing, newsletter development and direct mail campaigns. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude from USC with degrees in Public Relations and Communications, Suzy worked in public relations at Burson-Marsteller in New York City and Los Angeles and Bob Thomas & Associates/Chiat Day in Venice, Calif. She also did freelance writing and marketing for numerous advertising and public relations agencies. Suzy and Igor met in 1988 and married one year later. She loved growing up in the Hollywood Riviera and is proud that their three kids attended the same local schools she did.
Janet Johnson – Transaction Coordinator
Janet has been a Transaction Coordinator with RE/MAX since January 2006. Prior to joining RE/MAX, Janet acted as right hand/office manager for a real estate entrepreneur for over 17 years. She managed his residential and industrial portfolio including leasing, tenant relations and evictions. She obtained a real estate license in March 2000 and was promoted to manage and lease his 220,000 square foot industrial/office building. Her first venture into real estate was working for the senior vice president of a Beverly Hills commercial mortgage banking firm, where she helped prepare appraisal packages to present to pension fund lenders and assisted in closing multi-million dollar transactions. Her top-notch skills and 35 years of experience in real estate are a definite asset in making every transaction seamless.
Victoria Kraft – Manager, Sr. Certified Escrow Officer
Victoria has 33 years of escrow experience and is knowledgeable in every aspect of business. She hires and trains employees, manages offices and routinely lectures at seminars concerning the laws and requirements in the escrow and real estate fields. In Southern California, Victoria Kraft is an extremely respected leader in the industry.
57 Malaga Cove Plaza
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
Phone No. 310-373-1063310-373-1063 ext 2112
Direct Fax 310-373-7683
Email [email protected]
Paul Popovich – Sr. Mortgage Loan Officer, PNC Mortgage
Paul is a Sr. Mortgage Loan Officer with PNC Mortgage specializing in the mortgage financing for the purchase or refinance of residential properties. PNC Mortgage is the mortgage division of PNC Bank, which offers a full line of mortgage products including Conventional, FHA, VA and Jumbo Loans up to $2 million. Paul has over twenty years experience in residential mortgage lending. A life-long resident of the Hollywood Riviera section of the South Bay, Paul has been married for 22 wonderful years to Mary Popovich. They have two boys: John who is attending college at the University of California San Diego and David who is at South High. Paul is currently the Treasurer of the Hollywood Riviera Homeowners Association and the President of the Hollywood Riviera Sportsman’s Club. Paul’s approach to the challenges of the lending business: “I pride myself on customer service, clear & concise and timely communications combined with the experience and knowledge from 20 years of mortgage lending experience.”
PNC Mortgage, a Division of PNC Bank
21250 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 425
Torrance, CA 90503
cell (310) 791-0337(310) 791-0337 Fax 855-230-6210
Email: [email protected]
Matt Cooke – Account Executive Vice President
Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation
Matt Cooke is passionate about helping Igor’s clients achieve success. Serving Torrance, Palos Verdes, San Pedro and surrounding areas, Matt is ready to help you achieve greater peace-of-mind.
With over 22 years of experience in the title industry, Matt understands the big picture and believes it is the support of the entire Lawyers Title team that will ensure your transaction closes smoothly with high quality and custom closing solutions that are second to none.
From the simplest residential closing to the most complex real estate transactions, Lawyers Title is committed to providing unmatched expertise and exceptional customer service.
Diane, Courtney and Margie
The Home Warranty Team of Old Republic Home Protection
The Home Warranty Team of Old Republic Home Protection offers combined experience of over 30 years in the home warranty industry. They provide exceptional service, including helping homeowners with special situations or needs concerning their home warranty.
OLD REPUBLIC HOME PROTECTION
800.282.7131800.282.7131 FREE Ext 1153, Ext 1493, Ext 1161
Jeff Hintgen * Lic. No. FR20873
Suncrest Extermination *Licensed, Insurance & Bonded * Lic. No. PR 474
Jeff has over 16 years of experience working in the South Bay area and is a trusted asset on Igor’s team. Jeff’s priority is to continue to provide his customers with the professionalism and quality of work that they have come to expect and deserve. Helping with the logistical support and excellent customer service is Wendy Squier. Wendy has worked with Jeff for more than 14 years and together they make a great team.
Family Owned and Operated Since 1977