San Francisco

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Whether you’re a fan of the psychedelic sounds of San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury, the melodic canyon jams of Laurel Canyon or the eighties glam rock scene that ruled the Sunset Strip, California has long been synonymous with rock and roll, serving as home base for scores of rock legends over the years. From an architectural estate in the Hollywood Hills once home to the Demon of Screamin’ to a Beverly Hills estate that belonged to the King of Rock and Roll himself, these four homes listed by The Agency are fit for rock royalty.

1174 N. HILLCREST ROAD | BEVERLY HILLS

Perched on a coveted promontory in Beverly Hills, this 1.18-acre French Regency manse in the exclusive Trousdale Estates was once the home of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, who

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We’re back this week with the second preview of The Agency Report 2017: Passport Edition. Pack your bags and join us for a jaunt up the California coast, because we’re taking you to San Francisco’s Noe Valley.

One of the most sought-after neighborhoods in the city, not only does Noe Valley boast some of SF’s sunniest weather, charming restaurants and a host of family-friendly attractions, it’s also home to our San Francisco office and its Managing Director, Rachel Swann. (Yes, she walks to work. And yes, you should be jealous).

Get the scoop on the neighborhood's market performance, along with some insider tips from Rachel on what makes Noe Valley a place like no other—read: tater tot waffles with caviar.

View the Noe Valley spotlight here,

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From our six-year anniversary party at a historic estate in Encino to a glitzy masquerade ball at Mr. C Residences in Beverly Hills, The Agency had plenty to celebrate in 2017. With the New Year upon us, we thought we’d take a look back over our favorite events of the year and toast to all the good times had.

THE AGENCY’S 6TH BIRTHDAY PARTY → Our six-year anniversary and annual Labor Day party was one for the books. Agents, family and friends joined founders Mauricio Umansky and Billy Rose on the grounds of a historic estate in Encino for a classic Southern-style picnic, complete with barbeque, mint juleps and old fashioned lawn games—the perfect send off to summer and celebration of another year of growth and innovation in real estate.

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The holidays are fast approaching—which means it’s time to get shopping! This year, we touched base with agents across our various office locations to get the inside scoop on the best shopping in each region. From Beverly Hills to Punta de Mita, you’re sure to find that perfect something for every special someone on your holiday list. And if you’re in the area, don’t forget to drop by The Agency and say hello!

BEVERLY HILLS

When it comes to holiday shopping in Beverly Hills, it doesn’t get more classic than Gearys on Rodeo Drive. From fine jewelry and designer watches to luxe dinnerware and posh home goods,  the neighborhood mainstay is a go-to for Beverly Hills locals in need of a little something with a major wow-factor. Got a jetsetter on

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The holidays are a time for generosity, reflection and giving back. From celebrity guest bartending gigs to benefit Children's Hospital Los Angeles to Hurricane relief efforts spearheaded by our Los Cabos and Turks and Caicos offices, our agents and staff have been at the ready to offer their resources to those in need. In the spirit of the season, we caught up with our team to learn more about the causes they hold dear and the ways they are making a difference.

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES

With the support of philanthropic funders, known as Partners in Play, Children's Hospital Los Angeles works in partnership with doctors, nurses, social workers and others to help fund vital resources such as counseling, playrooms, teen lounges and other

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It may not feel much like fall on the West Coast on account of our sky high temperatures, but heat wave or not, Halloween is on the horizon. From prime trick-or-treating neighborhoods in the South Bay to The Agency’s first annual Spooktacular in San Francisco, there’s a little something sweet—and spooky—in store for everyone.

SAN FRANCISCO → San Francisco has long been known for its festive Holiday spirit—and Halloween is certainly no exception. This year, Noe Valley is the place to be as The Agency hosts its first annual Spooktacular in Noe Valley Town Square. The event will feature a hay maze, horse-drawn carriage ride, photobooth, face painting, kids—and pet—costume contests, live entertainment, and a beer garden. Don’t miss the “Best Dressed

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When it comes to wine, Rachel Swann, Managing Partner of The Agency’s new San Francisco office, knows her stuff. Before finding her way to real estate, Rachel studied wine at UC Berkeley and The Master Court of Sommeliers and went on to tour the French and German wine routes, tasting her way through Napa, Sonoma, and beyond. We caught up with Rachel and had her give us the scoop on her favorite off-the-beaten path wineries around Napa, and even scored some tips for readers interested in doing some tasting of their own.

SIP HERE  Hall Winery: “Owned by Craig and Kathryn Hall, who are both avid wine lovers as well as prolific art collectors, this bustling winery is a great place to get your art and wine fix in one place. If you google ‘The Hall

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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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Throughout the years, innovative design continues to push boundaries in interior decor, making way for unique trends in color, texture, shape and function within living spaces. With each passing season, designers look to popular themes and elements that shape the landscape of interior design for years to come, and there’s plenty to choose from right now. Here are some of the best interior design trends to follow this summer to reinvent your living space.

Marble → Marble may have taken a backseat for several years to other materials like granite and laminate, but it’s making a strong comeback now. From moulded countertops to tiled flooring and walls, marble is becoming a dominant material in the design industry. Its elegant design makes a good

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If you love being surrounded by beautiful art but can’t stand museum crowds, a stay at Conrad Indianapolis might be just the ticket for you. The hotel’s under-the-radar collection of “art suites,” aptly named The Collection, boast luxury accommodations with a side of priceless art.

Each of The Collection’s suites is dedicated to a particular artistic movement: Modernism, Surrealism, Contemporary, and Pop Art, with virtually every aspect of their design—from the furniture and fabrics down to the complimentary bottles of wine—true to the period. The culmination of an eight-year collaboration between the Conrad and world-renowned Long-Sharp Gallery in Indianapolis, the suites feature original, signed works by Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol,

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