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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…

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,

Blog_SBCCGolf_1 The Agency was the proud Tournament Sponsor of the 23rd annual SBCC Golf Classic, the 18-hole scramble tourney for the Vaquero Athletics program at Santa Barbara City College. The event, which was held under flawless blue skies on March 14th at La Cumbre Country Club, supports the 400+ student-athletes and cheerleaders who participate in the college’s 19-sport intercollegiate program, raising funds for a variety of programs, from coaching and tutoring to equipment and transportation. Blog_SBCCGolf_2Several of The Agency’s own attended and participated in the event with the team of Chris Dyson, Mike Leipert, Matt Klein and Michael Grady taking the win for Men’s Low Net with a score of 55.45.  “It was really a double win for The Agency at the SBCC Classic,” said…

Blog_Marketwatch In his latest column for MarketWatch, The Agency’s Edward Fitz explores the Los Angeles real estate market inventory, the big story at the start of 2016. With lower-than-ever inventory comes the inevitable rise in prices. All-cash offers and bidding wars are still the rule in every sought-after neighborhood and price range, especially if properties are correctly priced. Take a closer look at the Los Angeles market in The Agency's 2015 Annual Report. With the Oscar's around the corner, Ed dives into the homes of past award-winners; the former home of Katharine Hepburn (who holds the record for the most Oscars ever won) and the home of the late Charlton Heston, both sold this past year. Click here to read the full article, and be sure to check out more…

Blog_Variety The Agency is thrilled to be selected among Variety Magazine’s 2016 “Showbiz Real Estate Elite” with five of our agents recognized for their work helping “stars, celebs, directors, producers and assorted showbiz execs sell their holdings and find the home of their dreams.” Making the list again this year are Santiago Arana, James Harris, David Parnes, Billy Rose and Mauricio Umansky, who say they couldn’t have done it without the support of the whole team at The Agency. Variety commended Santiago, The Agency Principal and Partner, for his hugely successful year with sales in 2015 exceeding $308 million and a number of notable transactions. The duo of Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles fame, James and David were recognized for sales totaling $150 million…

Blog_LaurenFlury_1 The Agency is pleased to welcome the latest addition to our growing team, Lauren Flury, a Los Angeles native with a unique perspective on the process of buying and selling real estate. Lauren began her career in residential permitting, which broadened her range and made her uniquely adept at recognizing the potential in a property, determining its ultimate value and envisioning what it could become in terms of an investment. “My background in residential permitting allows me to advise my clients on the true value of a home; what it would take to secure permits for development, expansion or renovation — details that can make or break a deal,” Lauren explained. Most importantly, her passion for real estate stems from her love of working with people. She…

Blog-DannyBrown_1 We are excited to announce that Danny Brown, one of L.A.’s and the nation’s top-ranked real estate agents, has joined the team as Partner at The Agency. Danny brings more than 15 years of experience in L.A.’s Westside luxury market and a stellar reputation as a passionate advocate for his clients. “I’m thrilled to be surrounded by such a dynamic group of talented people,” Danny said. “It’s been clear to me over the past few years that The Agency is operating on an entirely different level in the industry. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to partner with Billy, Mauricio and Santiago and help them execute their strategic vision as we continue to scale the business in the years to come.” Danny remains a trusted and respected voice among his clients and…

Blog_Dani_1 The Agency is excited to announce the newest member of our team, Dani Behr, who has enjoyed a dynamic and storied background in both the real estate and entertainment industries. Originally from the UK, Dani was one of the country’s most recognizable TV personalities before turning her passion for real estate into her full-time career. She brings more than 25 years of real estate experience and a vast international network of individuals to her newly formed partnership with The Agency’s Chris Dyson, who ranks among the top 1% of agents in the country. Prior to transitioning full-time to real estate, Dani was the host of the one of the highest rated shows on British TV, cult classic, “The Word.” Her career included hosting countless TV shows for both…

Blog_Inman Mauricio Umansky, Santiago Arana and David Parnes will be among the Featured Speakers at this month’s Inman Connect New York City conference held January 26-29. Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, the conference brings together the industry’s best and brightest from around the globe, including top-producing agents, tech giants and entrepreneurs, to network and discuss what’s next in real estate. Insightful and engaging topics on the agenda include building a digital marketing strategy, how to make a splash in new markets, recruiting talent and more. “It’s an honor to be asked to present at Inman, which offers the perfect platform to network and generate ideas that make an impact on our business on so many levels,” said David, a top-producing agent at The…

Blog_Santiago As part of a new social initiative that shares the inspiring stories of successful men, The Agency’s own Santiago Arana is first up in The Huffington Post’s ManUPrising interview series launched this week. Since arriving in California 13 years ago, unable to speak English and with only $120 to his name, Santiago now holds the esteemed position of Principal and Managing Partner at The Agency’s Brentwood branch and is one of the top producing real estate agents in the country with sales totaling over $300 million. In this candid interview, Santiago opens up about his experience moving to the states with big dreams, how he achieved them, and what he's learned in both his professional and personal life along the way. Among Santiago's nuggets of wisdom and…