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Dynamic deals, big personalities and plenty of gorgeous real estate—season 12 of the hit Bravo reality show Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles returns Tuesday, May 2 and will once again feature The Agency’s own top-producing real estate duo, James Harris and David Parnes. 

This season, the record-setting team will take on Million Dollar Listing New York’s mogul Fredrik Eklund on their West Coast home turf and work to cope with the aftermath of California’s wildfires. 

“I’ve been in L.A. real estate for a long time and I can tell you that this past season of MDLLA was among the most intense—I think everyone will find it compelling,” says James. “There were lots of dramatic deals and almost-deals, and we had a lot of fun along the way.” 


Daydreaming of peaceful white-sand beaches, vibrant blue waters and palm trees ruffled by the ocean breeze? Look no further than Villa Vale O and Villa Sega na Leqa, a pair of picture-perfect beachside vacation rentals on Wakaya Island in Fiji. 

Part of the exclusive Wakaya Club & Spa Resort, which spans more than 2,200 acres on a private Fijian island (once owned by the founder of Fiji Water), these two palatial villas—represented by James Harris, Michelle Ficarra and David Parnes— are surrounded by dense rain forests, lush farmland and the sapphire blue South Pacific ocean. 

While staying at the estates, guests can access a wealth of unforgettable local activities or opt for total relaxation. Spend a day snorkeling and scuba diving amidst giant clams,

Celebrity homes, Oscar-worthy designs, mega real estate deals and a basement collection worthy of its own Star Wars museum—see the properties, places and personalities making headlines this month. 

7023 BIRDVIEW AVENUE - This Malibu stunner and home of film legend Anthony Hopkins was featured in The Wall Street Journal, which noted its cliffside perch and lush, one-acre grounds. Represented by Santiago Arana, the iconic Point Dume Bluff estate features a main, four-bedroom Cape Cod-style residence and one-bedroom guest house showcasing panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island and Palos Verdes. 

MANDARINA - A kid’s club worthy of Oscar gold. When the new, much-anticipated One&Only Mandarina opens north of Puerto Vallarta in June, it will

The Agency family came out in full force to celebrate the debut of Bel Air’s newest and most exciting offering—1475 Bel Air Road. Designed and developed by Ray Nosrati of Huntington Estate Properties, the 12,027-square-foot estate is filled with warm finishes and rich textures that provide a sophisticated elegance. 

During the evening event—sponsored by Swiss Property Management—guests were greeted with glasses of Gambino DOCG Brut, which glittered with 24-karat gold flakes. 

Inside, amidst plenty of atmospheric Vogue candles, DCLA served up spicy tuna tartare with wasabi aioli, half-shell oysters and bacon-wrapped Medjool dates filled with chipotle spiced goat cheese—all of which paired nicely with glasses of Sauvignon Blanc from Malibu Rocky Oaks,


Entertainment news publication Variety has named five of our agents among 2020 "Showbiz Real Estate Elite," a list that spotlights the top-producing agents who assist celebrities and industry execs to navigate L.A.’s fast-paced, high-end real estate market. The Agency’s top Los Angeles agents have been featured on the list for six years in a row. Among those acknowledged this year are Mauricio Umansky (and the Umansky Team), Billy Rose, Santiago Arana, James Harris and David Parnes. Each of these agents has achieved a number of incredible, boundary-breaking sales in the past year. 

In addition to topping this list, we’re proud to have several more agents named to Variety’s “Up Next List,” which highlights dynamic local talent to watch in the real

From errant insects and malfunctioning elevators to surprising open house snafus, there are countless ways selling and showing a home can go awry. Luckily our team of polished professionals are always ready to take on a new challenge. Here’s a quick look at some of the most surprising and memorable moments our agents shared with The Wall Street Journal this past year. 


Raul Siqueiros and Jack Luciano
Partners at The Agency in Scottsdale, AZ

The showing of a large home outside Phoenix got off to a rocky start for Raul and Jack. “We got into the house and walked into the foyer, which had soaring floor-to-ceiling windows, and the first thing that happened is that a bird crashed into the window and died right there,” Raul recalled to WSJ.

The holidays are upon us, and the gifts just keep coming. Coverage for our properties and personalities are front and center in top publications and news networks, from the Wall Street Journal to Departures and Forbes. Unwrap some of the month’s most exciting media moments below.

THE AGENCY HEALDSBURG & YERBA BEUNA ISLAND - Inman spotlighted the debut of The Agency’s new Healdsburg office, which joins our roster of Northern California outposts - Noe Valley, Danville and Marin. The Agency founder and CEO Mauricio Umansky noted that Healdsburg was “a natural part of our strategic expansion” and that the company is delighted “to grow our footprint in Sonoma County.” The article also spotlighted the new residential community at Yerba Buena Island, for

We’ve got lots to be grateful for this season, including some high-profile coverage for our properties and personalities in top publications and news networks, from the Wall Street Journal to Forbes and CNBC. Here’s a fresh serving of some of the month’s most delectable media bites.

1300 BEVERLY ESTATES DRIVE - Maxim highlighted this jaw-dropping “Allosaurus-centered mansion,” touching on its many other incredible elements, from the plush 12-seat home theater to the 600-bottle wine cellar. Represented by Blair Chang and Stefan Pommepuy, the 12,500-square-foot Beverly Hills estate is offered at $37,950,000. 

JACK LUCIANO, RAUL SIQUEIROS, MICHELLE SCHWARTZ - Forbes sought out the expert opinion of The Agency's Jack Luciano, Raul Siqueiros and Michelle

In a city full of stars, this historic high-rise is a total scene-stealer.  

Built in 1965 and designed by famed West Coast-based architect Jack A. Charney, the 31-story building at 9255 Doheny Road is the tallest residential tower in the greater Los Angeles area. Developed by Walter and Leo Minskoff and situated at the base of the Hollywood Hills, Sierra Towers was converted to 146 condominiums in 1974 and has been attracting industry elite ever since. Many residents (and prospective residents) are drawn to the Towers’ discreet staff, bountiful amenities and central West Hollywood location, minutes from major production studios and downtown Beverly Hills. 

“Sierra Towers is one of the most sought-after buildings in Los Angeles,” says James Harris, who

REAL Trends Inc. has released a special report ranking the 50 top real estate professionals and teams based on average sales price and volume, and The Agency is proud to have five agents and two teams ranked among the best in the nation.

Santiago Arana ranked #15 with an average sales price of $9,450,689 and a closing sales volume of $340,224,828. Paul Lester was ranked #29 with an average sales price of $7,126,317 and a closing sales volume of $149,652,660. Aileen Comora came in at #35 with an average sales price of $6,632,072 and a closing sales volume of $152,537,660. Blair Chang made the list at #37 with an average sales price of $6,413,784 and a closing sales volume of $96,206,760 and Sandro Dazzan ranked #48, boasting an average sales price