Ted Winterer was born in Brooklyn, New York, attended high school in Manhattan, and graduated from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in English literature and film studies. He moved to Los Angeles in 1990 to work in the entertainment industry. However, traveling to work in locations away from home wasn’t compatible with raising a family, so he transitioned into real estate sales.
With over a decade of experience in a single-family home and condo sales, Ted’s primary goal when working with buyers and sellers is to reduce his client’s stress, as he knows real estate transactions are often the biggest investment a person will make. To that end he works closely with both buyers and sellers, communicating frequently during each step of the process and addressing any problems in a deal with firmness and poise. Ted is proud of his reputation as an honest, congenial, and forthright Realtor®.
A resident of Santa Monica since 1992, Ted and his architect wife raised their two children here. Their daughter is now a sophomore at Amherst College and their son is in his first year at Santa Monica High School. His family also includes two dogs and a cat, all rescued from shelters. As a former Santa Monica Mayor and City Councilmember, Ted has deep ties to his community and an extensive network of relationships across LA County. He remains involved in local civic affairs as co-chair of Community for Excellent Public Schools and a board member of the Main Street Business Improvement Association and the Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society.
I am so glad I worked with Ted Winterer to sell my beloved home when it was time to retire! Ted is smart. He knows the market and developed a strategy that made selling easy for me. He first asked me about my goals and then came up with an approach that minimized the disruption in my life while garnering multiple offers within a few days. He helped me process my feelings about selling my home and advocated with the three potential buyers to ensure my needs were met while balancing the amount of the selling price. In the end I got the time I needed to find a new home and move out, along with the highest price. Because Ted listened carefully to what ...— Abby A.
Ted is a phenomenal Realtor® he made it happen for us. We saw a house that we wanted to be listed on a Monday, Ted amazingly got us a walkthrough 3 hours later, and we were in escrow on Thursday! He was tremendously supportive and responsive throughout every step of the process, and as first-time homebuyers, helped us avoid common pitfalls and provided sound advice. Ted worked diligently to ensure we met an accelerated closing timeline, and his calm demeanor and sense of humor kept us at ease the whole way. We highly recommend working with Ted!— Tessa N.
It was great to have Ted on our team as we worked through the purchase of our first home. His expertise of the local housing market given his years of involvement in Santa Monica government as well as real estate guided us every step of the way. During escrow, when several issues came up due to the inexperience of the selling agent, Ted made sure we got the best possible deal in every respect.— Anjuli K.
With over a decade of experience in single family home and condo sales, Ted’s primary goal when working with buyers and sellers is to reduce his client’s stress, as he knows real estate transactions are often the biggest investment a person will make.