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January’s Hot Headlines: All Eyes are on The Agency

by | Jan 26, 2022

Go big or go home. It’s a phrase The Agency lives by and an approach exemplified by our January headlines. From coast to coast and far beyond, The Agency secured major editorial coverage including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fox Business and more. So, sit back, relax and enjoy our January press hotlist.


Mansion Global ran an exclusive feature on The Agency’s annual market report, The Red Paper. “High demand and a lack of supply were hallmarks of the year, especially with mortgage rates at or near historic lows, according to The Agency’s annual Red Paper… Buyers continued to be drawn to larger homes with outdoor space, pools and other recreational amenities, and many returned to cities to be closer to their jobs or because they missed the action of urban hubs,” wrote Mansion Global. Read the full report for the highlights and updates from 2021 and predictions for 2022.

Mauricio UmanskyFox Business interviewed The Agency’s Founder and CEO on the topic of affordable housing and how it fits into the future of real estate. Trying to make predictions that go beyond two years is just hard…The world is moving too fast. It’s changing too fast,” said Mauricio to the publication.

Dennis Chernov & Yana ChernovInman shared some big news: The Chernov Team has joined The Agency! The Chernovs and their 7-agent team have departed Keller Williams and joined The Agency’s Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, location. Welcome, Chernov Team!

South Florida

Howard ElfmanESTATEENVY featured Howard Elfman, who shared some of the more curious nuances luxury agents and brokers run into in the business: “In our marketplace, luxury is going to be in the million-plus range,” he said. “That’s something some prospective buyers are not prepared for.” Read the full interview or watch it on YouTube.

Northern California

10 Hilferd WayTaso Tsakos and Erin Carrigg’s listing was spotlighted in The New York Times’s list of what $2.3M can get you in California. Their exquisite Danville listing—a midcentury-modern, four-bedroom, three-bathroom residence on a 1.6-acre lot—offers a woodsy outdoor space, pool, and charming interiors. See the full listing here.

Taso TsakosMansion Global featured expert insight from Taso in their article about global cities that pose a low risk for price bubbles. “Some markets got a huge benefit from Covid, and others softened because of it,” Taso explained to the publication. Read the informative feature here.

Southern California

Sandro Dazzan & Cooper Mount—Sandro and Cooper had a notable sale featured in The Wall Street Journal. “Undercover Billionaire” star Grant Cardone purchased the Malibu home for $40M and Sandro and Cooper represented the seller.

1697 Portero RoadTracy Smith and Emil Hartoonian’s Thousand Oaks listing was included in Country & Townhouse’s list of the best properties on the market now. Positioned in the exclusive celebrity enclave of Hidden Valley, this sleekly built new property boasts huge ceilings, wooden floors, a fully fitted kitchen both indoors and outside, equestrian facilities and breath-taking panoramic views throughout.

25074 Aspen Falls DriveRay Akbari’s listing really rocked the block—on season 1 of HGTV’s Rock the Block! The home is now on the market and it’s truly a design masterpiece. People spilled it all in their feature on the property.

1609 Via BarcelonaKaren Lowe and Sharon Umansky Benton’s listing made a splash when it hit the market. Take a look inside the home of former UCS Head Coach Clay Helto in Realtor.com’s article.

DC Metro

Nurit Coombe & Alex Martinez—This dynamic duo is always doing big things. This month, they were featured on The American Dream show. They showcased a local tour of DC, showing off a beautiful new development on the water as well as a fabulous local dining spot. They also weighed in on market trends.

Las Vegas

Zar Zanganeh—UK publication The Sunday Times turned to The Agency’s Las Vegas expert, Zar, to get insight on where to purchase property in Las Vegas. Zar shared all in this informative article.

The Agency Development Group

Mandarin Oriental Beverly Hills & Fairmont Residences MayakboaMansion Global included two properties represented by The Agency Development Group on their list of “Five Luxury Developments to Get Excited for in 2022”: The Mandarin Oriental Residences in Beverly Hills and Fairmont Residences Mayakoba on Mexico’s Riviera Maya. 

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