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Stepping into the Spring Spotlight—The Agency’s Top April Headlines

by | Apr 21, 2021

The Agency certainly stepped into the spotlight this April. Always ready to make a splash, our incredible agents and gorgeous listings gained attention from Inman, Los Angeles Times, Marin Magazine, Mansion Global, and more. Read below to get the details on what they’ve been up to this month.

MAURICIO UMANSKY – In his latest Inman article, Mauricio shared how a strong public relations strategy can elevate your brand, touching on four elements to keep in mind when hiring a PR team. From amplifying media accolades to making your voice heard as an authority in the market, the right PR team may be the best marketing decision a company can make. “At The Agency, we’ve invested heavily in public relations and have three expert publicists based in the major metropolitan hubs of Miami, New York City and Los Angeles,” Mauricio writes in the article. “As a result, we are featured in more than 2,500 articles a year accounting for more than $100 million of advertising equivalent annually. Whether you are an agent starting out or head of a brokerage, public relations can help shape your business and provide invaluable benefits.”

JEFF SAMUELS – The Agency is thrilled to welcome Jeff as the new regional manager of Northern California, as covered in Inman’s feature. Jeff brings 17 years of real estate experience and joins the leadership team during an exciting time of growth in the NorCal region. The Agency currently has offices in Alamo, Carmel, Marin, and Healdsburg and leads sales for the prestigious Yerba Buena Island new development project. Welcome to The Agency family, Jeff.

YERBA BUENA ISLANDForbes covered one of the most exciting and influential residential communities taking shape on the West Coast: Yerba Buena Island. The exclusive community offers 266 residences located on the naturally formed island in the heart of San Francisco Bay, just five minutes by ferry and 15 minutes by car from Downtown San Francisco. Diverse residential styles and floor plans are situated throughout the island’s five miles of trails and 72 acres of green space, where sweeping views encompass the San Francisco skyline and surrounding Bay Area. “Owning a home on Yerba Buena Island is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get in from the ground up in the most unique, special setting,” Mike Leipart, Managing Partner of The Agency Development Group, told Forbes. “Residents will establish a first-of-its-kind community of neighbors who value connectivity, a holistic and wellness-infused lifestyle, and an appreciation for the natural outdoors.”

RAINY HAKE AUSTIN – President of The Agency, Rainy was featured in Marin Magazine, offering insight into her work philosophy, being a woman in business, and what sets The Agency apart. “Throughout my career, I have focused on quality in all things. It’s a simple concept, but one that can truly transform an organization. Making thoughtful, strategic choices, partnering with good people who care about others, and thinking as a creative problem solver in every aspect of my job is crucial to my business philosophy,” said Rainy. Read the full article here.

NICK COLLINSThe Los Angeles Times featured Nick’s special sale of actor Michael Rapaport’s Hancock Park home for $3.57 million. Privately situated behind massive landscaping and security gates, this smooth stucco, modern yet warm home leaves no detail behind. With soaring 11-foot ceilings, wide oak hardwood flooring throughout, a beautiful spa and pool, and exquisite landscaping, elegant indoor-outdoor living presides at this home, just moments from Hancock Park’s best shops and dining.

621 MILDRED AVENUEMauricio Umansky and Farrah Brittany have listed the exquisite, contemporary Venice home of rug designer Erik Lindström, which was featured on Dirt.com. In the article, Dirt spills praise for the ambiance and design of the home, writing, “…the modern residence oozes sex appeal from the start. Think an artistic white facade punctuated by glass, Japanese burnt wood and a whimsical yellow door that offer just a hint of the unexpected lusciousness that’s yet to come.”

17269 OAK VIEW DRIVECraig Knizek’s Ray Kappe-designed mid-century modern listing in Encino was also featured by Dirt.com. The Strimling House presents layer upon layer of innovative and intelligent design, natural sustainable elements of wood and stone, and walls of glass. “The timeless beauty of indelible architecture means you’re living in a treehouse designed by a thoughtful master,” Craig notes in the article. “The incredible beauty of the architecture, and the intelligent and sensible design has stood the test of time and the outdoor spaces are extensions of the home, which means the 4,000 square feet of living space encompasses a much, much larger lifestyle.”

ANGEL SALVADOR – Angel was in the midst of a recent celebrity transaction, representing The Weeknd’s Hidden Hills home, which was purchased by Madonna. Architectural Digest highlighted this sale, calling attention to the extraordinary design details and scale of the 13,391-square-foot mansion: “A two-story wall of windows is the focal point of the high-ceilinged entry hall, and numerous terraces throughout create a bright indoor-outdoor feel.”

ZAC MOSTAMEDirt.com showcased Zac’s Pacific Palisades listing, the former residence of Ex-Starz CEO Chris Albrecht, which has just sold. “Fully ensconced behind gates and towering privacy hedges on Sorrento Drive, the stately white brick home features 10,000-plus square feet of light and bright living space on two levels distinguished by skylights, soaring ceilings, hardwood flooring, designer lighting and plentiful windows throughout,” writes Dirt.com. Read the full feature here.

910 N. REXFORD DRIVEMansion Global featured Mauricio and Jon Grauman’s historic, 10,000-square-foot listing, once belonging to the Romanian-born actor Edward G. Robinson, best known for his gangster films. This 1930’s gem includes seven bedrooms, eleven bathrooms, a pool, and exquisite details. “It’s such a great combination of old-world charm and modern-day sophistication,” Jon says to Mansion Global. “It’s a really cool juxtaposition of the two different eras.” Get the full scoop here.

1734 BENEDICT CANYON DRIVE – Featured by Dwell’s Luxury Homes & Lifestyle section, Darian Robin and William Baker’s chic 1955 mid-century modern Beverly Hills listing made a splash. Carefully reimagined, this vintage architectural gem features beamed ceilings, louver paned windows, a wood-burning fireplace, and panels of glass. Highlighting indoor-outdoor living, multiple rooms open to the private backyard where the 11,000-square-foot lot shines. View gorgeous photos of the home on Dwell.

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