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ThePLS.com, The Pocket Listing Service, has launched the first private, national off-market listing forum created exclusively by agents, for agents. Pocket listings, or properties not listed on the MLS, have long been a staple in the industry and a valuable tool for listing and buying agents alike. The new membership-based service provides a secure, searchable online platform where listing agents can streamline and share valuable off-market information, and buying agents can search for properties that cannot be sourced through the MLS or other public, searchable entities.

The service was created by entrepreneur and top producing real estate agent, Christopher Dyson, and launched in partnership with co-founders, Mauricio Umansky, CEO and founder of

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The Agency is proud to announce the official opening of our San Francisco office in Noe Valley. Founder and CEO Mauricio Umansky broke the news of our expansion into Northern California during this week’s Inman Connect San Francisco.

The San Francisco team will be led by Managing Partner and industry veteran, Rachel Swann. Bringing more than a decade of local real estate and mortgage experience, Swann is a top 1% producing San Francisco agent and former principal at The Swann Group, a partner group of agents at Vanguard Properties.

“Demand has driven our decision to enter the market in San Francisco with the opening of our Noe Valley office, and we look forward to serving our clients in both the resale and new development realms,” said Mauricio.

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Las Vegas is having its moment. As The Agency recently reported, the new home of the Raiders ranks among the top housing and job markets in the country and has emerged as a thriving center for arts, culture, entertainment, medical innovation, and environmental sustainability. Answering the demand for amenity-rich living in the heart of the city is Juhl, a loft-style community catering to Downtown’s influx of artists, professionals, entrepreneurs, and families. Located moments from the city’s most iconic destinations, Juhl encompasses an entire city block amidst the lively Arts, Business, and Medical Districts.

Its collection of flats, two-story lofts, brownstones, and penthouses recently came to market for sale, offering more than 100 distinct,

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Our picks of places to go + things to do to make the most of your August.

EAT + DRINK HERE → LA Food & Wine Festival August 21 - 24. Now in its fifth year, the four-day event showcases the finest in food and drink culture throughout the City of Angels, with special events and dinners hosted by culinary darlings from across the nation, including Tyler Florence, Kevin Nashan, and Sarah Gruenberg. The festival kicks off on Thursday with a walk-around tasting event where guests have the opportunity to sample dishes from several of the city’s most exciting culinary neighborhoods and culminates in the Lexus Grand Tasting event at Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar.

DON’T MISS THIS → CatCon August 12 & 13. If you’re the type who can’t resist a good cat

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The Wilshire Corridor as it’s never been lived before—so begins the story of The Liddel, the latest residential offering in the heart of Westwood. Featuring a collection of 56 residences and highly curated, private amenities, the design-focused offering is much more than it appears to be from the exterior. While blending with the Wilshire Corridor aesthetically on the outside, the inside offers something much more unexpected—a contemporary vision that caters to the more adventurous in style and spirit.

The Liddel features common areas by interior architect Jamie Bush, long revered for his holistic approach to melding architecture and decor; period and contemporary furnishings; rich colors and textures with natural, earthy elements. We sat down with

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Our picks of places to go + things to do to make the most of your July.

EAT HERE → Santa Monica’s Sunset Park district just scored more cool points with the arrival of neighborhood restaurant, Lunetta. The counterpart to restauranteur Raphael Lunetta’s much-buzzed about lunch spot, Lunetta All Day, this dimly lit, dinner-only spot boasts a sleek, midcentury interior and elegant carved wood bar perfect for sipping martinis and making small talk. The menu includes everything from grass-fed burgers to Pasilla Negro Rubbed Grilled Carnitas, big salads, and an impressive cocktail menu.

DRINK HERE → Hollywood is getting a little plusher with its newest addition to the neighborhood scene, Filifera. Perched atop the Hollywood Proper Residences, the

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The results are in for REAL Trends’ "The Thousand 2017," and The Agency is thrilled to have 13 of its agents recognized among the best of the best. In partnership with The Wall Street Journal, the annual ranking is among the most prestigious in the industry, paying tribute to the top 1,000 real estate professionals in the U.S. by sales volume. 

CEO and Co-Founder Mauricio Umansky was named the Number 5 agent in the U.S. with a total sales volume of over $430.5MM. 2017 marks Mauricio’s seventh consecutive year (excepting 2011, when he didn’t submit due to Co-Founding The Agency) placing in The Thousand’s Top 10. This year, Mauricio represented one of L.A.’s highest-ever recorded sales, The Playboy Mansion, which closed for $100 million.

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It was a lively affair as guests gathered to celebrate the grand opening of The Agency's new Calabasas office last week. Located near The Commons at 23622 Calabasas Road, Suite 148, the office will be led by The Agency's Managing Partner Emil Hartoonian, Sales Manager Jason Galardi and Estates Director Craig Knizek.

Guests mingled and mixed during the launch party, enjoying cocktails while savoring bites from neighborhood Italian eatery Rosti Tuscan Kitchen. SoulCycle Calabasas gifted free class passes and Rosti provided 10% off coupons for patrons to enjoy. A ribbon cutting ceremony organized and presented by the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce served as a fitting prelude to what will surely be an exciting new chapter at The Agency.

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June 8th, 2017, marks the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth. Credited with designing more than 1,000 structures in his lifetime—from New York’s seminal Guggenheim Museum to Pennsylvania’s landmark Fallingwater residence—Wright is considered to be among the most prolific architects of the 20th century. To celebrate his life and legacy, a series of innovative tours and events are taking place across the country—and here are a few of The Agency’s top picks!

TALIESIN WEST IN SCOTTSDALE → In addition to being home to The Agency’s 9th office, Scottsdale is also the location of Wright’s iconic winter home and studio, Taliesin West. The National Historic Landmark, tucked in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains, also houses the Frank Lloyd

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Part manmade, part natural, entirely mind-blowing. Museo Atlantico is Europe's first underwater art museum, situated on the seabed off the coast of Spain in Lanzarote, Canary Islands. Scuba divers and snorkelers are now free to explore the permanent, underwater art installation by Jason deCaires Taylor, a British artist, diver, and naturalist. More than 300 life-sized sculptures rest on the ocean floor 14 meters below the surface, showcasing what Taylor calls "tales of the world, reflections on climate change, and habitat loss based on real-life characters, their stories, and their relationship with the environment." 

The submerged world took more than three years to plan and construct, located in a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Sculptures are

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