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Autumn Arrives In Style: Catching Up with Our Agents Around the Globe

by | Sep 29, 2020

From debuting stunning new properties to embarking on adrenaline-fueled, charitable endeavors, our agents are hard at work for their clients and their communities. In our monthly agent insider roundup, we check in with the team from Arizona to Aspen, Canada to the Caribbean.


Jeff Gritzmacher listed 4302 N. El Sereno Circle, a Sonoran Desert stunner situated behind gates in Mesa’s Las Sendas enclave. The home blends with the topography, showcasing rich detail, desert hues and Zen-like interiors, which include four bedrooms, a chef’s kitchen with two walk-in pantries, a family room, office, casita and Zen room. Outside, find a pool, spa, fire pit and rooftop deck, all within moments of Las Sendas Golf Club.


The Agency Aspen’s Lauren Bullard is committed to giving back to the mountain community she calls home, serving as a volunteer member of Mountain Rescue Aspen, a volunteer organization dedicated to saving lives through backcountry rescue and mountain safety education. The non-profit organization is one of the oldest search and rescue teams in the state, providing search and rescue services for Pitkin County and mutual aid for other counties in Colorado. Follow the organization’s work and donate at MountainRescueAspen.org.

British Columbia

Nancy Stratton and Sophia Briggs of The Agency’s Victoria office debuted their stunning new listing 1476 Pebble Place, a custom masterpiece by award-winning builder Terry Johal in Cypress, Bear Mountain’s desirable golf course neighborhood. See a glimpse of the Scandinavian-inspired Langford home below. 

Managing Partner of The Agency British Columba Jason Binab has been voted one of Victoria’s top three real estate agents for the 5th consecutive year. The top agents are selected by Three Best Rated (Canada), which says each agent faces a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, including everything from reviews and history to satisfaction and general excellence. 

Greater Los Angeles

Members of The Agency team are going over the edge—literally—to help in the fight against homelessness. Twenty-three of our agents and staff are participating in the Union Rescue Mission’s “Take the Leap” fundraising event on Saturday, October 2, during which they rappel 24 stories from the roof of the Hilton Los Angeles in Universal City. The Agency is partnering with Union Rescue Mission for their annual event supporting those devastated by homelessness in Los Angeles. In order to participate, individuals are required to raise a minimum of $1,000. Join our efforts and donate here.

Los Cabos

The Agency Los Cabos team recently celebrated Mexican Independence Day by taking to the waters off Cabo San Lucas with @blueskycabo. They celebrated against a backdrop of the famous “El Arco” rock formation, known as Land’s End, where the waters of the Sea of Cortez meet the Pacific Ocean. Our own Janet Jensen even caught herself a nice Dorado during the excursion. Check out their pictures on Instagram at @TheAgencyLosCabos and @JanetJensenCabo.

Orange County

Cara Farley recently closed the sale of 8 Sunset Cove on the Newport Coast for $2,885,000, achieving a price over $1.4M more than she helped her clients buy it for originally. Cara is also debuting her latest listing, 541 Alta Vista Way, a Laguna Beach retreat capturing panoramic ocean, cruise ship and Catalina views. Check out the property, featured in the video below. 

When not out touring real estate with her clients, Cara is the head chair for the Emilio Nares Foundation, a local charity helping underprivileged children battling cancer. The organization has worked directly with Children’s Hospital of Orange County for more than a decade. The foundation is holding its first annual Tiki-themed golf tournament, Golf 4 Hope on Friday, October 23, including a helicopter ball drop. Learn more and donate here


Anthony Guthmiller, Gus Ruelas and Mauricio Umansky are getting ready to debut their new listing overlooking the Rose Bowl—one of the most architecturally and culturally significant properties in Pasadena history. Anthony and Gus gave a sneak peek at the estate, featuring homes by Thornton Ladd and A. Quincy Jones, on their Instagram accounts. Follow @aluxedesign and @gusruelas1 to learn more.

Palm Desert

Gillian Jones has listed a beautiful home in the guard-gated Four Seasons at Terra Lago in Indio. The three-bedroom residence, 85642 Molvena Drive, was built in 2018 and offers resort-style living, with access to a golf course and clubhouse with pools, yoga, salon and tennis courts. She also has two homes being remodeled in Palm Desert and Indian Wells, which will be ready for their big reveal in November. Outside of the office, Gillian is supporting her daughters, one a high school senior and one a senior at UCLA, in their charitable work with Desert Cities National Charity League. She’s been making masks, donating blood and delivering food to those in need during the pandemic through her family’s affiliation with the organization. Follow their work and donate here.


The Agency Alamo’s Michelle Torretta is putting her impressive background in linguistics and intelligence to work in serving her clients from around the world. Already fluent in Russian and conversational in French and German, she has been studying Spanish with a tutor, planning to pass the fluency exam. She has been studying hard and practicing with her Spanish-speaking colleagues, friends and clients. Prior to her career in real estate, Michelle was a Russian Cryptologic Linguist for the National Security Agency.


The Agency’s Ontario team has proudly launched their nonprofit organization, The Agency Gives Toronto, supporting The SickKids Foundation. Led by Peter Torkan, Paige Torkan and Hooman Aliary, the partnership will help support children fighting for their health and wellbeing at The SickKids Toronto Hospital. You can donate by purchasing The Agency swag, from hats and t-shirts to full swag bag packages, or by making a cash donation. Learn more, shop and donate at TheAgencyGivesToronto.com.

Hooman Aliary and Avida Mohseni recently debuted their new listing, 3676 20th Sideroad a five-bedroom home surrounded by lush, wooded nature. The Innisfil property boasts a swimming pool, hot tub, basketball court and nearly two private acres. You can watch a video of the property below.

Park City

Located at 2178 Walker Lane in Holladay, this contemporary home, represented by Charlie Taylor and Adrian Heyman, is among Utah’s finest, featuring 17,000 square feet of living space, set amidst a backdrop of Mount Olympus. Among its enviable amenities—a large pond, waterfalls, pool and fountains. When needing a break from the great outdoors, the indoor amenities provide endless entertainment, including a private bowling alley, where the competition is sure to heat up in the comfort of home.

South Florida

The Agency South Florida is featuring a new series on its Instagram account, called “Testimonial Tuesday,” when they share client testimonials. Dean Stokes was recently lauded by a client who says, “Dean’s knowledge, professionalism and terrific instincts have consistently guided us through to excellent outcomes.” You can read more about the team and see glimpses of their portfolio of stunning properties situated along the South Florida coast at @TheAgencySouthFlorida.

Turks & Caicos

Ian Hurdle has listed a truly unique luxury condominium offering, Penthouse 503 at Blue Haven Resort, featuring a rooftop deck with 360-degree views of the Leeward Cut and Grace Bay. It offers condo living in a beautiful marina setting, where mega-yachts are welcome. See below for a video tour of the property. 

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