Ninkey Dalton

A skilled luxury real estate professional with an unparalleled command of the L.A. market, Ninkey Dalton ranks among the top 2% of real estate agents in Southern California. Known for her personalized, hands-on service and keen eye for design, coupled with well-honed negotiating and marketing skills, Ninkey offers clients a nuanced understanding of the real estate market backed by 19 years of industry experience.

Specializing in luxury estates in Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Santa Monica and the Hollywood Hills, Ninkey understands that each buyer and seller has their own particular needs, points of view and parameters in which to work, and takes a tailored approach to each client relationship. From former colleagues in the entertainment industry to buyers seeking the perfect fit for their families, Ninkey is able to distill her clients’ wants and needs into tangible results. She has proudly ranked on Wall Street Journal/Real Trends’ Top 1000 for the past two consecutive years, with over $145 million in real estate transactions.

For years, Ninkey created the settings for fictional characters in film and television as a successful Hollywood production designer, and now matches real-life homebuyers with perfectly suited properties across Los Angeles. Her design acumen and understanding of the importance of “flow” in a house have been invaluable to her clients, allowing her to see possibilities behind a property that extend well beyond what meets the eye. Charged with managing crews, controlling multi-million-dollar budgets and designing everything from props to mansions, Ninkey is well-accustomed to handling financial complexities, collaborating with a diverse mix of parties and juggling details and deadlines. She still draws on her powerful portfolio of business skills and Hollywood relationships to handle intricate transactions with skill, assurance and absolute discretion.

A resident of Pacific Palisades for over 32 years, Ninkey knows the L.A. market inside and out, however her expertise extends well beyond Southern California, with an international client base that spans North America, Europe and Asia. Her global network of affiliates and connections has allowed her to connect far-flung buyers and sellers, while her background in international transactions enables her to engage foreign buyers who are looking to break into the Southern California market.

In addition to real estate, Ninkey is passionate about philanthropy and supports Giveback Homes and Window Between Worlds, an organization that helps empower abused men, women and children through art. An avid tennis player, when she’s not traversing the city in search of the perfect property for a client or using her detective skills to uncover off-market opportunities, Ninkey enjoys playing tennis at The Riviera Tennis Club, exploring the great outdoors, and taking her Weimaraner, Julep, to the beach.

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I have done a few real estate transactions through Ninkey Dalton in LA for the past 3 years. I have also recommended her as an agent to a number of friends and they have also completed their transactions successfully. Ninkey always brings a lot of confidence into her clients by her professional and detailed approach to all matters. She can be reached 24/7 if the client has any concerns which is a very rare thing. She knows the city very well and not only the location of the available properties but also knows all information about the neighborhood like schools, medical centers, grocery stores etc. That is so helpful for people who are new to LA and prepare to relocate from other cities. She treats her clients with respect and always friendly and open, thus making the whole experience unforgettable as if it was your best friend taking you to see your future house! I highly recommend Ninkey Dalton as a real estate agent!

-A.Nistratov, Moscow, Russia

As the trustee of my parent’s estate, selecting the right real estate agent to handle the task of selling their house of over 50 years in Little Holmby was essential. A lot of living had been done in their home and there was much deferred maintenance required to get the house ready for sale. Furthermore, we really weren’t ever sure as to whether our target buyer was going to renovate the house or tear it down. I chose Ninkey Dalton because I knew her to be a proven professional with exemplary people, design and negotiating skills. Each one came into play before and throughout the listing period. Ninkey knew what to do and when to do it. Her contacts within the contracting community and neighborhood were essential to getting the house up and ready for the market in a fast and efficient time period.
It wasn’t an easy task to get the house ready for sale. From coordinating the disbursement of over 50 years of personal items, which included art to auction houses, charitable organizations to selecting new paint colours, new carpeting, running cleaning crews both interior and exterior; this was a massive undertaking and she tackled it with terrific organizational skills and rigorous execution. 
Once the staging was all in place, drone photographs were taken and a professional website assisted in the sale and marketing of the house.
Ninkey was in constant contact with me and was always offering options for all decisions. She did an outstanding job assisting in preparing the house and obtaining the best offer for us. I highly recommend and look forward to working with Ninkey again.

-Richard K., Businessman & Real Estate Developer

Ninkey Dalton was the listing agent on our father’s ocean view condo in Santa Monica. Both trustees lived outside of LA and it was important for us to select an agent we could trust, depend upon and who would guide us through the process across different time zones and distances. Ninkey brought her creative eye and her production design background that added so much value to her presence as our listing agent.  She was our trusted advisor whom we relied upon during this challenging and often complicated sale.  Throughout the process, she constantly communicated with us, and kept us wholly involved, holding our hands along the sometimes-bumpy road of the transaction. She went above and beyond in all situations and in the end helped us to close our sale over the asking price.  We can’t recommend Ninkey enough!   

-D.Nelson, Radio Producer, The Kitchen Sisters + J.Nelson, Writer/Director

I was in the unique position of Ninkey helping me purchase a new house and then quickly sell my current townhouse. Both transactions could not have gone smoother, with Ninkey negotiating on my behalf for my purchase, and making sure (in the face of a strong seller's market) the sellers were living up to their end of the bargain every step of the way. Then, on the sale of my townhouse we were in the driver's seat fielding over 20 offers well over asking price. In this case too Ninkey advised on which offers were the strongest, and most importantly strategized our offer response to maximize the sales price far beyond my expectations. I recommend Ninkey unequivocally for your real estate purchase or sales needs.

-Greg Ferland, Los Angeles
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