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The holidays are fast approaching—which means it’s time to get shopping! This year, we touched base with agents across our various office locations to get the inside scoop on the best shopping in each region. From Beverly Hills to Punta de Mita, you’re sure to find that perfect something for every special someone on your holiday list. And if you’re in the area, don’t forget to drop by The Agency and say hello!

BEVERLY HILLS

When it comes to holiday shopping in Beverly Hills, it doesn’t get more classic than Gearys on Rodeo Drive. From fine jewelry and designer watches to luxe dinnerware and posh home goods,  the neighborhood mainstay is a go-to for Beverly Hills locals in need of a little something with a major wow-factor. Got a jetsetter on

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Smart-home technology is no longer just providing security and convenience but also becoming a part of the lifestyle experience of a home. With a touch of a finger, you can do everything from set the mood, lock the doors, let in the babysitter, brew your coffee, vacuum the house, feed the dog, control the sound, and the list goes on. By 2020, the number of connected devices is expected to grow to a whopping 26 billion, according to recent numbers from Forbes. From Beverly Hills to Hollywood and San Francisco, we’ve got some of the “smartest” homes on the market right now that expertly weave technology into the living experience.

1251 SHADOW HILL WAY | BEVERLY HILLS

This newly constructed, contemporary masterpiece weaves cutting-edge

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Celebrating another year of innovation in real estate, The Agency recently took over Hyde Sunset for our annual holiday soirée. From celebrating our sixth birthday and opening ten new offices to being nominated for EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year award and breaking records around the globe, there were plenty of accolades and accomplishments worth toasting. Amidst the mingling and merriment, our founders Billy Rose and Mauricio Umansky took a moment to recognize 2017’s standout players. Congratulations to all MVPs on a stellar year.

The Agency’s 2017 MVPs

 2017 All-Around MVP The Agency: James Harris, David Parnes, Santiago Arana

2017 MVP, The Agency Venice: Michael Grady

2017 MVP, The Agency Sherman Oaks: Adrienne Martz

2017 MVP, The

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Pictured above, 13262 Galewood St. in Sherman Oaks

In today’s ultra-competitive real estate market, pocket listings have become all the rage. Earlier this year, The Agency’s Christopher Dyson, in partnership with Mauricio Umansky, James Harris and David Parnes, launched The Pocket Listing Service (ThePLS.com), the first private, national off-market listing forum created exclusively by agents, for agents. ThePLS.com provides a place where agents across the U.S. can consolidate off-market listings in one easy-to-use space and collaborate with fellow members on behalf of their clients. As Curbed recently reported, ThePLS.com has reached close to 2 billion listings and 2,750 members—and counting—a testament to the growing allure of off-market listings.

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Bringing an unmatched expertise in new development sales and the Downtown Los Angeles condo market, The Agency Development Group sales team is now officially in place at Metropolis Los Angeles and already making headlines in The Real Deal. With a combined 75 years of experience on some of the world’s most impactful development projects, the team brings a wealth of knowledge and existing relationships with buyers and agents to what is currently the largest mixed-use development in the Western United States.

“We recruited the best talent in the industry to represent a project of this magnitude, which is changing the way people live and experience Downtown Los Angeles,” says Mike Leipart, Managing Partner of The Agency Development Group, which was

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Pictured above, Playa de La Paz in La Paz, Mexico

From tropical island getaways to snowy ski escapes, there’s nothing quite like booking that long-awaited winter getaway to get you in the holiday spirit. This week, we rounded up some of our favorite luxury vacation rentals around the world that will take your breath away.

PLAYA DE LA PAZ | LA PAZ

 

Surrounded by the calm, turquoise waters of the Sea of Cortez, this three-bedroom residence in the newly unveiled Playa de La Paz development in La Paz, Mexico, offers the ultimate in luxury and sophistication. Represented by John Herkenrath, the fully-furnished, turnkey residence features high-end interiors and all the amenities one would expect of a resort property, including a concierge,

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The official debut of the newest floor plan at Envy Residences in Downtown Scottsdale drew well-heeled agents and industry influencers from across Arizona and beyond. The perfect kick-off to the holiday season, the event unveiled the Temptation floor plan, one of several distinct offerings within the exclusive enclave of 89 opulent residences. 

Guests were greeted with champagne in the lobby before riding the elevator to the 5th floor, where agents Raul Siqueiros and Jack Luciano took them on an exclusive tour of the newest model home in the Envy collection. The 2,200-square-foot Temptation residences boast airy, open-concept living, three bedrooms with spa-style ensuite baths and walk-in closets.

Attendees mixed and mingled as they explored the

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As we approach the final month of 2018, we’re taking a look back at the properties and personalities that made headlines in November.

Craig Knizek → Having found his way to real estate after a storied career in film and TV, Craig tells Locale Magazine, “I learned that I had to work harder than anyone else, and to understand the creative temperament of artists, which is similar to understanding the sensitive mentality of a home buyer/seller.” Profiled in the November issue, Craig dishes on his background in Hollywood and the state of L.A. real estate.

Mike Leipart → “Any time you have a lot of something, it’s hard to create urgency… Each phase should have something to drive traffic, and be a small representation of the building itself.” The

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When London-born agent Gideon Lang-Laddie, a self-proclaimed classic car enthusiast and proud owner of a 1977 Morgan Roadster, asked if we’d like to tag along on a driving tour of L.A.’s prized real estate, we jumped at the opportunity to snag a spot in the passenger’s seat.

Joining Gideon on the joyride was his dear friend Charles Morgan, grandson of the Morgan Motor Company’s founder H.F.S. Morgan. On a sunny fall morning, Gideon and Charles met at The Agency’s Beverly Hills headquarters in their respective rides to caravan to two of our most coveted luxury listings. From the Beverly Hills flats through the neighborhood’s undulating hills—past many an ogling tour bus along the way—the pair arrived at their first stop, 9719 Heather Road.

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The Agency has had an exciting 2017, with new offices launching in Pacific Palisades, Calabasas, Sherman Oaks, San Francisco, Palm Desert and Palm Springs. As the new year approaches, we have expansion on the mind.

With the growth of the market in the East Bay area, we will be launching a new office in Danville, CA, bringing our total to 15 locations—and counting—worldwide. The Danville office will be led by Managing Partner and top-producing agent Taso Tsakos. Over the course of his 26-year career in real estate, Taso has closed over half a billion dollars in residential and investment sales and negotiated leases for the largest health club operator in the world, making him perfectly suited to lead our growing team. Working alongside Taso will be

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