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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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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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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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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 holidays are a time for generosity, reflection and giving back. From celebrity guest bartending gigs to benefit Children's Hospital Los Angeles to Hurricane relief efforts spearheaded by our Los Cabos and Turks and Caicos offices, our agents and staff have been at the ready to offer their resources to those in need. In the spirit of the season, we caught up with our team to learn more about the causes they hold dear and the ways they are making a difference.

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES

With the support of philanthropic funders, known as Partners in Play, Children's Hospital Los Angeles works in partnership with doctors, nurses, social workers and others to help fund vital resources such as counseling, playrooms, teen lounges and other

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The numbers are in for the 3rd Quarter and things are looking up. The market for both upscale, single-family homes and condominiums in L.A.’s top neighborhoods strengthened over the last quarter. With inventory remaining scarce, prices and sales increased, homes spent less time on the market, and properties fetched record-breaking prices.

As the market continued its upward trend, we were busy making moves of our own. From opening two new offices to celebrating our six-year anniversary—not to mention ranking on Inc. 5000’s list of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. for the second year in a row—Q3 was one for the books. To read the full report, click here.

 

 

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Pictured above, 10427 Corfu Lane in Bel Air

Our agents represent the world’s finest luxury estates, but for some ambitious buyers, nothing beats the chance to fully customize a home or resort from the ground up. From a serene offering in the hills of Bel Air to expansive oceanfront parcels in Malibu, Los Cabos and Turks and Caicos, these exceptional development opportunities are among the world's most coveted empty canvases. 

10427 CORFU LANE | BEL AIR

This exceptional development opportunity, represented by Daniel Stevenson, offers a feeling of absolute privacy and serenity in a lush, canyon setting. The proposed conceptual Bel Air farmhouse was conceived of by noted developer Justin Barth of Barth Partners, the mastermind behind 1281

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When the owner of a classic 1928 bungalow in L.A.’s buzzing Highland Park neighborhood realized his home was in need of some modern upgrades to appeal to today’s discerning buyer, he enlisted the services of Aaron B. Duke. The mastermind behind the eponymous L.A.-based lifestyle design and architectural coordination studio got to work applying his design know-how to enhance the volume and charm of the 1,020-square-foot bungalow. The newly-renovated home, represented by The Agency’s Michael Perez, Aileen Comora, and Paul Lester, is now a glorified, modern gem that embodies the neighborhood’s laid-back, bohemian spirit. We caught up with Aaron to chat about his approach to the home’s renovation—and even scored a few quick and easy tips for breathing new

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Shade trees, stately lawns and sprawling mansions line the streets of Hancock Park, a residential enclave reminiscent of Hollywood’s Golden Age. This centrally located Los Angeles neighborhood, which features homes by the likes of Wallace Neff, Paul Williams, and Frank Lloyd Wright, offers the best of both worlds—providing the single-family residential experience within moments of the nightlife, dining, shopping, and entertainment of nearby Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles.   

“With Hancock Park, you get the whole package,” says Billy Rose, President and Founder of The Agency, who represents two of the neighborhood’s most exquisite residences, 601 S. Windsor Blvd and 637 S. Lucerne Blvd. “You can have the expansive, stately home and still be

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