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May’s Hot Headlines: The Agency’s Leading Stories

by | May 31, 2022

From reports on The Agency’s acquisition of Triplemint to interviews with agents sharing their tips on pricing homes, The Agency has made headlines from Seattle to Turks & Caicos. Keep scrolling to explore the hottest headlines in the press this month.

National

Bloomberg covered perhaps the biggest news this month: The Agency’s acquisition of NYC-based Triplement. With the search and client-management platform developed by the independent software firm, The Agency gains a significant edge over competitors and new opportunities for growth. “We’re really excited about expanding the platform globally,” says Founder and CEO Mauricio Umansky.

Speaking of growth, Inman reported that Aisha Chiapetta recently joined The Agency as Vice President of Strategic Growth. With a storied career in tech, including roles at Side, Salesforce and Facebook, Aisha will help develop the agent recruitment process in key markets to help fuel the company’s future.

Northern California

The Agency is coming to Silicon Valley! The Real Deal got the scoop on our expansion in the Bay Area and the addition of Managing Director Quetzal Grimm and Regional Manager Mike Schwartz to The Agency leadership team. Read the exclusive story, featuring commentary from The Agency’s CEO, Mauricio Umansky, and President, Rainy Hake Austin.

Arizona

So Scottsdale released its “Women to Watch” list in the latest issue. Kimberly Lowe and Shannon Ellermann dive into their caring, authenticity-driven approach to working with clients on page 82. Page 85 features Wendy Walker and the dynamic team behind Wendy Walker Fine Properties.

Michigan

Mansion Global featured 5393 Barrington, the spectacular $5.2M estate outside Detroit listed by Cindy Obron Kahn. A collaboration between the award-winning Moceri Custom Homes and architect Dominick Tringali, the estate boasts a home theater, pool, wine cellar and smart control. “It’s hard to find a property with the same quality and workmanship,” Cindy notes.

Park City

Charlie Taylor and Jake Doilney‘s picturesque 20-acre Park City equestrian property earned its own feature in Mansion Global. Listed for $17.9M, the ranch boasts a 24,000-square-foot equestrian facility, two-bedroom caretaker’s cottage and five-bedroom main residence within five minutes of Park City’s stores, restaurants and shopping.

Los Angeles

New York Post reported that Billy Rose’s penthouse at the Four Seasons Private Residences Los Angeles listing is set to break sales records with its $75M asking price. Featuring 360-degree views of Los Angeles, interiors designed by Martyn Lawrence Bullard and approximately 6,000 square feet of terraces, this property is truly one-of-a-kind. “[It] marries the New York sophistication and wow factor with the year-round outdoorsy setting of California,” says Billy.

Investigating why eight percent of real estate contracts fall through, MSN tapped Michelle Schwartz to explain what can go wrong during an inspection in their article, “10 Biggest Home Buying Deal Breakers of 2022.”

In an exclusive feature, The Wall Street Journal spotlighted Paul Lester’s listing, 6825 Zumirez Drive, a $56M 6,000-square-foot ocean view estate on 1.5 acres in Malibu, which is being sold by entrepreneur Suzanne Zimmer—former spouse of composer Hans Zimmer. The property sits on a bluff and features direct access to the beach below plus a pool, orchards with fruit trees, a chicken coop, and gardens that provide produce for the property.

New York Times featured Michael Grady’s Rancho Park listing in the popular “What You Get” series. Listed for $2.2M, the Spanish-style home boasts three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a detached ADU. 

Seattle

An Inman exclusive reported the launch of The Agency Seattle, led by Jason Binab and Jen Cameron. The Seattle office marks the 36th franchise for The Agency, with now over 50 offices worldwide and counting.

Florida

Florida Weekly covered the expansion of The Agency Naples with profiles on the team’s newest members, including Rick Conly, Miles Griffin, Ashley Silvers, and Daryl Silvers.

Chris Resop and Kara Resop dished on how to get the absolute best price for your home in an interview with Jason Hartman for Authority Magazine. “We see pricing as both an art and a science,” Kara says. “It truly takes a local expert who understands not just market conditions, but the nuances of each neighborhood to price a home correctly.”

British Columbia

Kit Matkaluk‘s gorgeous penthouse listing in Vancouver, 133 Keefer Street #50, was featured on Curiocity. As one of the most unique offerings in all of the city, this immaculately renovated loft space has soaring ceilings and a 2,580-square-foot rooftop patio with a private, glass-bottom pool.

Turks & Caicos

Villa 1 2ShoresSean O’Neill and Ian Hurdle’s latest villa in Turks & Caicos just hit the market for $9M, and Mansion Global noticed. A contemporary oasis in the high-end 2Shores development of the Leeward community, the residence offers beach and canal access, an effortless indoor-outdoor flow and pristine designer finishes throughout. 

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