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In his latest column for MarketWatch, The Agency’s Edward Fitz offers his take on the current state of the Los Angeles real estate market. With housing inventories close to historic lows and prices at historic highs, he looks to the city’s new wave of transplants—the young, the aspiring, the driven and the rich of the world—who are transforming L.A. into a global megalopolis.

Silicon Beach is stealing talent and funding from Northern California tech firms, Venice is a hub for new investment, housing and commercial development, and the return of the L.A. Rams is bringing tremendous investment to Inglewood. In addition, visionary businessmen are bringing new life and vitality to the city. Eli Broad opened his fantastic self-named museum downtown, and

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Blog_The Role Of Timing In The Luxury Market

When purchasing luxury real estate or investment properties, timing is truly of the essence. Market trends and peak seasons play a significant role in purchasing habits and pricing. Also likely coming into play are the buyer's personal needs and desires to seek substantial savings wherever possible. Agents navigate the market by keeping an eye on trends, prices, and purchasing behaviors in order to give their clients a competitive edge, leading to major purchasing advantages and incentives.

The Agency's director of estates division, Eric Lavey, knows the value of perfect timing all too well. His recent July Fourth weekend sale of a $7 million-plus Hollywood Hills estate was featured in a Mansion Global report on the art of timing in the luxury market.…
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Blog_4444 Libbit Ave Encino Historic Architecure and Design The San Fernando Valley is filled with an abundance of rich history and architecture, and Encino is one of its most vibrant, character-rich neighborhoods. Famed architect Martin Stern Jr. was a major influence in designing  one of the neighborhood’s most popular communities, Encino Village, during the mid-1950s, with many other acclaimed designers making their mark since then.  Many of the buildings and homes were originally designed with traditional architecture in mind and have maintained their charm over the years. In fact, just strolling along many streets, including Ventura Boulevard, you can still see some of the original eye-catching architecture today. The Agency's own Craig Knizek is well-versed on the area's most historic homes, including the…
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Blog_WSJ_2 The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends, Inc. have unveiled the 2016 ranking of the nation’s Top 1,000 Real Estate Professionals, and The Agency is thrilled once again to lead all L.A. County brokerages with 12 agents represented on the Top 250 Individuals by Sales Volume. In total, 13 of our agents ranked among the best of the best in the U.S. with CEO and Co-Founder Mauricio Umansky named the Number 5 agent in the country. Celebrating a career-defining year, The Agency Principal and Partner Santiago Arana doubled his business over the year before to rank as the Number 1 agent West of the 405 Freeway, Number 4 in California and Number 11 in the Country with $305,272,059 in sales volume. “The personal accomplishments we as agents are able to achieve is a

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Blog_TheEvent_1 The Agency was thrilled to participate in The Event, an annual fundraiser held May 21 in support of the Las Virgenes Unified School District and its education foundation, The Foundation for Las Virgenes Schools. To date, the foundation has donated over one million dollars to manage class size and strengthen the counseling programs at all 16 schools in the district. Held at the Calabasas Civic Center and emceed by actor Jerry O'Connell, The Event was a chic block party under the stars that brought together local businesses, community leaders and residents from Hidden Hills to Westlake Village. The affair featured local wineries, a beer garden and premier tastings from restaurants, including Pedaler's Fork, The Six, Le Pain Quotidien, Plata, Olio e…
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thumb_4-Privateer-Steet-30-940x600_1024 From the country to the city to the beach, The Hollywood Reporter recently spotlighted three of the hottest niche markets in L.A. featuring market insight and expert knowledge from The Agency team, as well as our notable new developments and standout luxury listings. Calabasas The first stop on THR’s tour is Calabasas, where Country Ridge, a new equestrian-friendly estate community, offers acres and acres of open space and hacienda-style residences minutes from downtown Calabasas and the Malibu coast. Craig Knizek, Director of The Agency’s Estates Division, tells THR that the 100-acre development is the antidote to reality-TV-ready compounds that frequent the area, with room to roam on foot or horseback. The estates, which debut this summer, are…
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Blog_Inc “Most people dream of disrupting industries. Mauricio Umansky and The Agency have successfully done it.” So states a new feature on Inc.com which has placed The Agency among its “Icons of Entrepreneurship.” In the piece, How This Real Estate Agency Completely Changed The Industry, Inc. compares The Agency’s impact on real estate to Richard Branson and Virgin Airlines’ game-changing impact on the airline industry. 160513 8927StIvesDrMDLLA 166Inc. takes an in-depth look at how The Agency created a top brand, recognized everywhere, “from rural America to the middle of China,” not only because of its media, internet and reality TV presence but because of its strategic partnerships, marketing and events. The article outlines eight things The Agency did to redefine the real estate

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Blog_ManhattanBeach Manhattan Beach has received a lot of attention in recent years due to its award winning schools, pristine beaches and celebrity residents. It's also home to the Manhattan Beach Wine Auction, the largest charity wine auction in Southern California that raises over $1 million each year for its local public school system. The upscale beach town has been ranked the most educated city in Southern California and 5th in the state overall*. In 2011, CNN Money reported that it was the "#1 Best Place for the Rich and Single". The 35,000 residents of Manhattan Beach live in five spacious square miles, two of which are stretched along the picturesque Santa Monica Bay. The natural sand dunes formed provide the substrate for hills that gently rise from the…
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Blog_MarketWatch In his latest column on MarketWatch, The Agency’s Edward Fitz creates strong talking points of the benefits of living in the San Fernando Valley. The neighborhoods in the Valley were originally inhabited by GIs after returning home from the war in the 1940s. The Southern California climate, affordability and sense of community were what created the appeal—and those same factors make the Valley a great place to live today. The historical charm and large lots available in the area allow for room to grow families for years to come. Its close proximity to colleges, airports, restaurants and shops makes it an ideal location. Plus, with several of the major studios located there, many entertainment professionals and studio crafts people make their home around…
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Blog_HauteResidence Billy Rose, President and Co-Founder of The Agency, and top-performing agent Cindy Ambuehl spoke as industry experts at Haute Residence’s third annual L.A. Luxury Real Estate Summit, discussing the future of California’s real estate market. 516056616.387193274On the SoCal Power Brokers panel, Billy discussed the latest industry trends, including the marketing “arms race,” international demand, and vertical housing. Technology is transforming the service industries and all panelists agreed that, in order to stay relevant, being a trusted advisor and resource for clients is the most important factor. Right at the convergence of Hollywood, law, and real estate, Billy spoke as the authority on strategies for ensuring privacy for high-net-worth and high profile clients. Yet,

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