John Tashtchian

For John, helping clients with their real estate needs is more than just a career; it’s a passion. One of the top-producing residential agents in the city, he brings over 26 years of industry experience to The Agency.

John’s sharp attention to detail and expert negotiating skills have earned him the loyalty of a diverse roster of clients—from first-time homebuyers to international investors. He prides himself on making every client feel comfortable, informed and confident in their decisions, listening closely to their needs, identifying viable options and strategizing effective solutions.

A natural problem solver and proven leader, John is known for his skillful handling of complex transactions. With 16 years of experience in corporate banking and 12 years in direct lending, John offers the distinct advantage of being able to guide his clients through every step of the real estate process, from making the initial offer to creating financing strategies for structuring the transaction. His strong command of numbers and experience in regulatory compliance, bank products and financial services make him an asset to buyers and sellers alike.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, John has had a passion for real estate since early childhood when he watched his father buying and selling properties in the San Fernando Valley. A resident of Tarzana, John has extensive experience serving the Valley communities and a strong affinity for the area. He prides himself on building relationships that extend beyond the close of escrow and has built a thriving business supported by repeat clients and trusted referrals.

John attended L.A. Pierce College in Woodland Hills and USC and is multilingual in five different languages. When he’s not working on his clients’ behalf, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids and playing golf.

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4960 Palomar Drive 91356 LL18-08521


Welcome to The Palms at Palomar. Located in Tarzana, this desirable, one-story home has been completely renovated, featuring original, midcentury-era architecture with modern, updated amenities. A new roof and air conditioning unit were also part of the...

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I am writing to let you know what a fabulous agent you have in your midst! I just completed a very difficult escrow with John Tashtchian and have to say he is truly top notch! I initially contacted him over 2 years ago and we started the process to sell the unit I owed with my ex husband and a dear friend who had recently died. His wife wanted to sell it so we started the process.

Before we got too far down the path John determined that the property was still in our friends name, and we learned that he had not put the property into his trust, so we had to go thru probate and get the property into his wife's name before we could proceed.
Well two years later during which John stayed in contact with me and continued to reach out to see what was going on and whether he could be of any help we finally were able to get the ball rolling. John worked closely with me establishing the strategy for selling the unit and in less than a week had multiple offers at above our asking process. After discussion and some negotiations we had selected a potential buyer whose agent turned out to be quite difficult. So once again John took lead and pushed back when necessary and negotiated successfully when it was called for. All in all he represented all three of us (again not easy as you can imagine dealing with 3 sellers all on title) with the utmost professionalism and incredible skill.

His responsiveness to our phone calls, texts and emails was incredible. It was as if all he was waiting for our message. He always seemed to respond in record time yet I know he was constantly bouncing multiple balls with other sellers and buyers.He always made us feel like we were his most important client yet I know he had many that were far more important in terms of the dollar value of the deal. I have bought and sold many properties over the years in Pacific Palisades, Manhattan Beach, Marina del Rey and Santa Monica. I have dealt with multiple realtors and can say John is definitely the best I have ever had the pleasure to work with. I hope our paths cross again since I know of no one who can better represent their client in a real estate transaction.I can not say enough about his skill, temperament, follow thru and professionalism. He is incredible.


We recently closed escrow on our Mountain St. property in Glendale.  We are so happy with our experience, we wanted to let you know.Once we decided to sell, we interviewed a few reputable agents in the area. Then, my husband Pavel decided to give Santiago Arana a call since he had sold a house Pavel built on Sunset Blvd. Santiago recommended John Tashtchian.

At our first meeting, John came across very professional, knowledgeable and genuinely interested in our needs, desires, and goals. He was traditional in his values but also very modern in his marketing approach. He brought with him the culture and backing of The Agency. This unique combination instilled us with confidence that we would be in very good hands. We could see immediately, John clearly understood our unique circumstances and property. John was consistently capable, reliable and available.

This was an off-market listing with multiple offers. John worked tirelessly to sort through them to find us the best buyer and make the deal that would achieve more than we had hoped for.  He educated us and guided us through the many aspects of offers and counter offers. We could tell he had our best interests at heart. We are ecstatic with the outcome.

We are so appreciative to Santiago and his recommendation as well as the high standard The Agency consistently delivers to its customers.

-Pavel & Laura Finatean

I want you to know what an incredible asset you have in John Tashtchian both as a knowledgeable real estate agent and, more importantly, as a person. He has shepherded myself, Betsy and Gerry through the complicated sale of 18645 Hatteras Street, #263, Tarzana, CA, which was replete with challenges of title, history, etc. in the most gentlemanly and patient way.
Long after this transaction has past (it was finalized today), I will remember John’s ability to convey integrity, authenticity and a true sense of friendship during the entire process which I find remarkable in today’s world. Please acknowledge John’s ability to put people before profits because, in the end, business is really about relationships, don’t you think?


John surpassed our expectation in every ascot of the selling process. His attention to detail and negotiation skills definitely helped us as sellers. I would definitely recommend John as your agent. 


You can trust John not only as a realtor but a a partner to succeed. I closed on my house recently and John has helped me way beyond expectations in the process and even after.

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