Molly Hobin Williams
Above L to R: Tom Williams, Bailey Williams, Jillian Ostick, Molly Hobin Williams, April Tussing, Hannah Moran, Beth Sydow Peterson
The Hobin Company at Bayside is a full-service boutique brokerage firm with offices in Manhattan Beach and Palm Desert. Molly Hobin Williams took over the family-owned business 14 years ago and is the fourth-generation president and CEO. Her great-grandfather started The Hobin Company in 1925, and the firm will celebrate 100 years in business next year. Molly got her real estate license during her senior year of high school. After graduating from UCLA, she worked in commercial real estate before joining the family business.
Why are you considered a go-to person in the community?
I am very involved in the community. I am on the board of the Downtown Manhattan Beach Business Association and also involved in several charities in the South Bay and Palm Desert. I have a website, JustAskMolly.com, that provides updates on local events, new restaurant openings and a curated list of local vendors. It is a great resource for our clients, friends and family.
Share a recent successful deal.
I recently listed and sold in one day a gorgeous $6 million ocean-view home in Corona del Mar. It was for a great, longtime client of mine who had just completed a long renovation. The buyers came to the broker open house and submitted an offer that evening, and we accepted it the next morning. It was a great deal for all parties involved.
What differentiates your firm from others in the real estate industry?
Our team prides itself on providing over-the-top customer service and strives to be creative and responsive. We also always try to make the entire buying or selling process as fun as possible.
What is exciting for your business in 2024?
I am really excited about our Hobin Company team. We have four full-time agents working in our Manhattan Beach office and one in our Palm Desert office. Everyone is working really hard and also having a lot of fun. We have big plans for 2024, and I am excited to see all that we accomplish as a team.
Photographed by Shane O’Donnell