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In an annual feature, The Hollywood Reporter highlights “Hollywood’s Top 25 Real Estate Agents,” and this year The Agency is honored to have five of its agents ranked among the best of the best.

The Agency’s two Co-founders, CEO Mauricio Umansky and President Billy Rose, were named to the list for the second year in a row. Umansky and Rose were also highlighted earlier this year by The Wall Street Journal for being two of the top 10 real estate agents in the United States by sales volume. Joining them in THR’s Top 25 are Santiago Arana, Principal at The Agency, who was also featured in last year’s list, and red hot up-and-comers Farrah Aldjufrie and Jay Harris, both still in their 20s.

To view the full list and article, go here.

Below is what The


The Agency is proud to be sponsoring the MAK Games, which will be held on Sunday, October 12, at the Sheats/Goldstein house, an example of American Organic Architecture in Beverly Crest designed and built by architect John Lautner.

“Players will step onto an infinity court — meaning it seems to just drop off the canyon, designed by Duncan Nicholson, who worked with Lautner until he died,” writes the MAK Center. “Last year, Grammy-winning musician Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) and Oscar-winning screenwriter Stephen Gaghan played hard to win the MAK Cup. This year, they will return to the MAK Games to defend their title against challengers from the worlds of art, architecture, and entertainment. Competition will be fierce.”

Sheats/Goldstein HouseThe house, located on a shelf

The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends, Inc. released their 2014 Top 1,000 Real Estate Professionals, and The Agency is proud to announce that five of its agents ranked among the best of the best in the U.S., including two in the top 10. CEO and Co-Founder Mauricio Umansky was named No. 6 in the country, with a total sales volume of $367,412,422 in 2013. This is Mauricio’s fourth consecutive year (excepting 2011, when he didn’t submit due to Co-founding The Agency) placing in the Top 10.

[caption id="attachment_30765" align="alignright" width="266"]1201-Laurel-Way28-1 1201 Laurel Way was one of the largest sales in greater Los Angeles this year, setting a new record for price-per-square-foot in Beverly Hills.[/caption]

Also joining Umansky among the top 10 agents in the


If you're interested in beachfront property it doesn't get any better than this beautiful estate in Santa Monica, the featured home in the latest “Private Properties” column of the Wall Street Journal. The nearly 11,000-square-foot home, featuring three levels, 10 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms, is listed for $29 million, according to Santiago Arana of The Agency.

The impressive property, located at 609 Palisades Beach Road, shares sun, sand and surf with the famous Santa Monica State Beach, a 3-mile stretch along the Santa Monica Bay. With only a few other homes residing in this coveted section of sand, residents and visitors can enjoy the rolling waves, meandering bike and walking paths, and inspiring views of the Santa Monica Mountains virtually

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In celebration of Tinsel Town’s “Showbiz Real Estate Elite”, Variety Magazine featured four members of The Agency Team in their collection of top-producing talent.

Founders Mauricio Umansky, Billy Rose, and Blair Chang, along with our newest senior agent Santiago Arana, who has climbed the ranks in real estate since first coming to California in 2003 with $100 to his name, were among those included in the feature.

“The company prides itself on value-added VIP treatment of clients, which has included a trip to the Thermal Club Racetrack outside Palm Springs to drive Lamborghinis and a visit to the Lakers’ locker room, all free of charge,” explains the article. These out of the ordinary experiences are built right into The Agency’s philosophy, which,

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The latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter names Hollywood's Top 25 Real Estate Agents, and The Agency is honored to have four of its agents ranked among the best of the best.

The Agency's CEO and Co-founder Mauricio Umansky, who was declared California's top-producing agent earlier this year by the Wall Street Journal, leads off the article with a photo of him standing alongside the moat of the extraordinary architectural estate at 1201 Laurel Way. Joining Umansky in the Top 25 are The Agency's President and Co-founder Billy Rose, co-founder Blair Chang and Santiago Arana, Principal at The Agency. To view the full list and article, go here.

Below is what The Hollywood Reporter had to say about each of our agents in its Top 25 article:

Santiago Arana


Santiago Arana

The Agency’s very own Santiago Arana is featured on the cover of the current issue of Westside People, with an in-depth look at how Santiago rose from improbable circumstances to become one of the top realtors in Los Angeles in less than 10 years. We pulled together a few of his interview responses below. For the full article, go here.

On arriving from Bolivia with $100 in his pocket at age 23:

“I came here with nothing, but I had a vision. I knew that if I worked hard and had these dreams that I would get to a point where I’m at now.”

On first starting out in real estate:

[caption id="attachment_32066" align="alignright" width="270"] View Santiago Arana's current listings on the Westside[/caption]

“It was hard at first. I had to do a lot of door

The Agency is very proud to announce that top-producing realtor Santiago Arana has joined its team of Los Angeles agents.

“In no time flat, Santiago has (deservedly) established himself as one of LA's premier agents,” says Billy Rose, President and Co-founder of The Agency. “We believe he will have a long and illustrious career, and we are extremely excited and proud to have him lead our charge into the Westside.” Mauricio Umansky, The Agency’s CEO and Co-founder, notes, “Santiago is a stand-up guy, he has amazing taste in properties and business, and the work he’s done on the Westside is simply incredible. I’m thrilled to have him join our Agency family.”

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