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July Hot Headlines: The Agency in the Press

by | Jul 27, 2022

The Agency’s superstars always work hard behind the scenes, and we love to celebrate when they earn some much-deserved media recognition. See who made news this past month for their epic listings, incisive market analysis, philanthropic efforts and more.


The Agency’s Chief Business Officer Philip Lang contributed his first piece to RealTrends, outlining four tips for business leaders and agents to help them adapt to the unprecedented growth and oncoming shifts in the marketplace, including shifts in the marketplace.

Mauricio Umansky provided Business Insider with insight on what it takes to get a job at The Agency and how he’s established a “no assholes” culture that prioritizes character and collaboration over cutthroat competition. “I’m looking for people that are excited about making the industry better,” he says.

HousingWire Magazine featured New York City-based Tyler Whitman in their “Inside Agent” column. Tyler demonstrated his market expertise and shared his enviable listing at 13 Cranberry Street—a historic and luxuriously updated Brooklyn Heights brownstone with bountiful amenities located just moments from Brooklyn Promenade.

The Wall Street Journal revealed that when it comes to closing the deal, it helps to have a furry sidekick. Estates agent Denise Snanoudj from The Agency’s Sherman Oaks office shared some of her own success stories featuring her 3-year-old English Cream Golden Retriever, aptly named Escrow.


DBusiness covered Pamela Stoler and Ashley Mann‘s latest development project, The Harrison Collection. Designed for chic, modern living, The Harrison is the only building located a stone’s throw from the vibrant shops and restaurants of downtown Royal Oak that offers private gated parking, a pool, hot tub, clubhouse, multiple outdoor entertaining areas and a private rooftop deck. Plus, it’s dog friendly.


Open the San Francisco Chronicle to see Lynsie Olsen‘s stunning Paradise Valley listing. Freshly renovated, 6014 N. La Colina Drive boasts a chef’s kitchen, lavish primary suite and separate guest house, encompassing more than 10,000 square feet of living space.

D.C. Metro

Managing Partners of The Agency’s D.C. Metro offices Alex Martinez and Nurit Coombe appeared on The American Dream Show, which aired in their local area on FOX5 WDCA. Together they interviewed Rob and Reece Scheer at Scheer Farms about their inspiring story of founding Comfort Cases, which assures children in foster care that they matter by providing them with a backpack filled with personal items they can call their own.  


Robb Report ran a feature on the extravagant Spanish estate listed by Gideon Lang-Laddie. Lovingly dubbed Villa Vela, the property is situated on the southern coast of Spain in Sotogrande and boasts 2.4 acres with a 23,000-square-foot residence and direct access to a private 18-hole golf course.

Southern California

The premier issue of California Listings Magazine launched this month. Developed by real estate media experts Frankie Morales, Jeff Katz and Vahid Pourhabib, the publication is a one-stop daily resource for all things real estate news in the Golden State. Take a look at our agents and listings featured in their first bi-weekly issue here.

Jason Harman interviewed Heather Boyd for a piece in Authority Magazine, in which she shares the lessons she’s learned in establishing a successful real estate career. “Embrace every past skill set whether you were a waiter, an attorney, producer or even an actor…All my past experiences are woven into negotiations and business dealings with my clients.”

Jon Grauman’s expert commentary on the LA housing market made the front page of Los Angeles Business Journal. “There’s likely to be an adjustment to the housing prices, which will be reflective of whatever the new level of demand is, but the hit to home prices will ultimately be predicated upon how high-interest rates go and how long they stay there for,” he says.

New York

Forbes gave a look into Aaron Seawood’s Manhattan listing: NBA player Carmelo Anthony’s newly renovated Chelsea loft. Spanning a full floor, the home dazzles with its natural light polished stone, white oak floors, gourmet kitchen, sweeping gallery wall and spacious private terrace.

Michael Biryla shared some insight on the cooling market with Consumer Affairs.

“My prediction for home prices through 2022 will be a continuation of a market correction,” says Michael, noting today’s trends have nothing in common with the 2008 crisis given how careful lenders have been in the years since. 

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