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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

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…

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,

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 Mauricio

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…