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$2.9 Million Homes in Connecticut, Washington and Colorado
A 1732 Colonial in East Haddam, a Tudor Revival house in Seattle and an 1893 Italianate home in Denver.
Homes That Sold for Around $600,000
Recent residential sales in New York City and the region.
Pets Don't Just Make for Good Company—Sometimes They Help Sell Homes, Too
We talked to a few real-estate professionals who said their furry friend was a big part of the deal-making process.
$2.9 Million Homes in California
A modern farmhouse in Los Angeles, a Spanish-style home in Kensington and a midcentury-modern retreat in Palm Springs.
Suzanne Zimmer, Ex-Wife of Film Composer Hans Zimmer, Lists Malibu Home for $56 Million
The seven-bedroom house sits on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
The Agency Founder Mauricio Umansky Talks The Real Estate Firm's Global Expansion And What's Next
Before Mauricio Umansky founded The Agency in 2011, he was one of the country's highest-producing realtors. At one point The Wall Street Journal recognized him as the #3 agent in the U.S. and #1 in California.
LA Property Firm With 'Real Housewives' Ties Buys NYC Brokerage
Luxury real estate firm The Agency has acquired New York brokerage Triplemint, giving it a foothold in the Manhattan market as part of an ambitious expansion plan.
Get These Specialized Inspections Before You Buy a Waterfront Home
Whether ocean or lake, water can wreak havoc on a house. Here's how to find many water-based problems before you close the deal.
The Agency Expands in Silicon Valley
The Agency is widening its Bay Area footprint with its first Silicon Valley offices, and the Los Angeles-based high-end brokerage has snagged former Compass Sales Manager Quetzal Grimm to head the new branch.
$1.7 Million Homes in California
A 1939 Art Deco house in Santa Ana, a renovated three-bedroom home in Los Angeles and a riverfront farmhouse in Guerneville.
A Look Ahead for the US Luxury Real-Estate Market
Many market predictions come out at the start of a new year, and if the last couple of years have taught us anything, it's that the crystal ball of real estate is never crystal clear. Still, with 2022 well underway, we can confidently predict that no bubble will burst, and the housing market, particularly the luxury market, will remain strong.
Mauricio Umansky on The Agency's 'Tremendous Openness'
Inman spoke with The Agency's CEO about rapid expansion, working with family and some of his favorite memories from Inman Connect New York ahead of ICNY in April
Michael Jackson's Onetime Las Vegas Home Lists for $9.5 Million
Surrounded by a 10-foot-high wall, the house has a theater and ballroom with an orchestra loft.
The Sale of $100 Million Homes Spiked 300% in 2021. Here's What That Means for Luxury Real Estate.
The Agency's Mauricio Umansky discusses what the trend means for prime real estate market.
$4 Million Homes in California
A Mediterranean-style house in San Francisco, a midcentury home in Los Angeles and a Southwestern retreat in Sonoma.
Celebrity real estate agents use spotlight to build 'trust, credibility' in volatile market
With shows like Netflix's Selling Sunset" and Bravo's "Million Dollar Listing" creating booming fan bases by combining luxury properties with A-list drama, some well-known real estate personalities say television exposure has helped them build their clientele and credibility, even in a volatile market.
Los Angeles Spec House with Nightclub, Vodka Tasting Room Asks $139 Million
The Bel-Air mansion, known as La Fin, also has a cigar room and rock-climbing wall.
Low Supply, Millennials and Vacation Markets Are Defining the Housing Market in the U.S. and Beyond
Banner luxury home sales and price growth are expected to slow this year, but there is no bubble" to burst, says The Agency
Boutique Real Estate Brokerage The Agency Aims for International Growth
In the 10 years since luxury boutique brokerage The Agency was founded by real estate veterans Mauricio Umansky and Billy Rose, the company has been on a rapid growth trajectory, but Rose and Umansky said it has stayed true to its roots as a boutique brokerage focused on culture and giving its agents and clients a different experience from other brokerages.
4 Lessons I've Learned in 10 Years of Building a Luxury Real Estate Brokerage
A decade after starting The Agency, here are the most valuable lessons I've learned.
House Hunting in Turks and Caicos: Open-Air, Oceanfront Solitude
The pandemic has spurred a new wave of prosperous buyers to invest in the British Overseas Territory with the tax-friendly disposition.
How The Agency Is Changing the Real Estate Brokerage Game
Why founder and CEO Mauricio Umansky of the growing real estate franchise says iBuying won't replace the human touch any time soon.
From Open House Horrors to Clients from Hell, L.A.'s High-End Real Estate Agents Tell All
Six of Los Angeles's highest-end agents dish among themselves and give us the straight dope about the cons—but mostly pros—of selling eight-figure properties in the middle of a pandemic
Stock Summer Swoon Coming?
Deutsche Bank's Jim Reid discusses his firm's expectation for market volatility this summer and Mauricio Umansky, CEO of The Agency, analyzes the U.S. real estate market.
The Agency's Umansky Has a Way With High-End Properties
Arguably no one misses hosting open houses more than Mauricio Umansky. For Los Angeles real estate agents like Umansky who specialize in multimillion-dollar listings, open houses are an opportunity to show potential buyers the type of lives they might lead as owners of a modern marvel" or a "Bel Air mansion in the sky."
Faster, easier, more personal: How tech is shaping luxury real estate
These three tech trends allow luxury agents to give their clients a better experience, which is why they will change the face of real estate in 2021 and beyond
The Next Big Housing Trend
Mauricio Umansky, founder and CEO of The Agency, discusses the future of the U.S. housing market and unpacks how buyers can confront limited inventory.

Press Releases

The Agency Announces New Office in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
The picturesque city of San Miguel de Allende, renowned for old world charm and first world amenities, was a clear next milestone for The Agency as we further grow throughout the region," said Jim Ramsay, Executive Vice President of Franchise Sales at The Agency. "Bernardo and Juan are true authorities in Mexico and we could not be more excited for another successful launch in this beautiful metropolis."
The Agency Welcomes New Franchisee in the Cayman Islands
I am so excited to launch The Agency's first franchise in the Cayman Islands," said Stefan Cohen. "No other brokerage offers the unmatched marketing power, tools, and technology that The Agency brings to the market, not to mention the level of service and solutions offered to agents and their clients. I look forward to showcasing the power of The Agency brand in our highly sought-after island destination."
The Agency Welcomes New Franchisee in Frederick, Maryland
As the real estate market in Maryland continues to thrive more than ever, we look forward to introducing The Agency brand to Frederick," said Nurit Coombe. "No other real estate brokerage offers the unmatched marketing power, tools, and technology that The Agency is recognized for, not to mention the level of service and solutions offered to agents and their clients. We look forward to continuing to raise the bar for our industry here in Maryland."
The Agency's Agents Named Among Top Producers in the Country by RealTrends + Tom Ferry The Thousand 2022
We're thrilled to celebrate our agents who have been named among the top producers in the country by RealTrends + Tom Ferry The Thousand 2022," said Rainy Hake Austin, President of The Agency. "After a record-breaking year, we're excited to honor the tremendous achievements and success of our agents."
The Agency Welcomes New Franchisee in North Atlanta, Georgia
As the real estate market in Atlanta continues to thrive more than ever, we look forward to introducing The Agency's cutting-edge approach to our market," said Jeff Beal. "No other brokerage offers the unmatched marketing power, tools, and technology that The Agency is recognized for, not to mention the level of service and solutions offered to agents and their clients. We are excited for what's to come and look forward to raising the bar for our industry here in North Atlanta."
The Agency Launches First European Franchise in The Netherlands
I'm excited to partner with The Agency and bring the brand's fresh and modern approach to luxury real estate to The Netherlands, with our first office launching in Amsterdam," said Karina Nippérus. "Our country is ready for a brand like The Agency, with its international appeal, exceptional offerings and unmatched marketing power."
The Agency Welcomes New Franchisee in Seattle, Washington
We're delighted Jason and Jen will be leading the charge in Seattle and look forward to painting another city within the Pacific Northwest red," said Jim Ramsay, Executive Vice President of Franchise Sales at The Agency. "Jason and Jen are true authorities in this industry and with them at the helm, Seattle will usher in a new era of luxury real estate."
The Agency Appoints Aisha Chiappetta as Vice President of Strategic Growth
Having worked for leading technology start-ups, Aisha brings an impressive background and skillset to The Agency," said Shane Farkas, COO of The Agency. "Aisha has an entrepreneurial spirit and a drive for helping people succeed and grow that aligns with The Agency's mission to provide the very best experience for our agents and clients. She will be a valued asset to our organization as we seek to advance the technology, service and solutions for our agents and staff while still maintaining our luxury, boutique approach to real estate."
The Agency Welcomes Mike Schwartz To The Leadership Team
I am very excited to have the chance to work and collaborate with Rainy Hake Austin and Jeff Samuels, Regional Manager of The Agency Northern California again," said Mike Schwartz. "I have long admired The Agency's approach to business and the unique brand they've sustained over the past decade, especially as they've grown globally while maintaining their boutique feel and white-glove service for agents. I am most looking forward to the open collaboration and distinctive culture their firm is known for and helping advance their mission to provide the very best service in the business, with the aim to elevate our industry together."
The Agency Welcomes Quetzal Grimm to Launch First Offices in Silicon Valley
I have long admired The Agency's vision and focus on innovative technology, a truly collaborative culture, and unparalleled creative marketing," Quetzal Grimm said. "I am beyond excited to once again be teamed with Rainy Hake Austin and the firm's leadership to expand our presence in the San Francisco Bay Area. Together we will continue to elevate the service experience provided to our agents and their clients in unique and creative ways."
The Agency Welcomes New Franchisee in Miami's Bal Harbour
I am so excited to launch The Agency's first franchise in Miami in Bal Harbour and lead the brokerage's South Florida expansion while collaborating with the area's many talented brokers," said Santiago Arana, Principal at The Agency. "No other brokerage offers the unmatched marketing power, tools, and technology that The Agency brings to the market. I look forward to forging new relationships and leveraging our global Rolodex as we continue to showcase the power of The Agency brand across one of the country's most sought after markets."
The Agency Welcomes New Franchisee in Brantford, Ontario
The Agency has already seen vast success in numerous leading markets throughout Canada, and we are confident that our newest franchise office in Brantford will be no exception," said Steve Bailey. "Brantford balances both urban and rural qualities with convenient access to big-city benefits across the city, making the city ideal for buyers seeking a variety of offerings," added Katia Bailey.
The Agency Welcomes New Franchisee in Naples, Florida
The Agency's exclusive tools and unparalleled brand philosophy will bring a new level of offerings to the region," said Chris Resop. "Naples has always had a special place in my heart, and I am honored to further build new and existing relationships with The Agency's unmatched marketing and technology services," added Kara Resop.
The Agency Welcomes New Franchise in Montreal, Quebec
I am honored to join The Agency family and be a part of such an influential, luxury brand," said Faratro. "The firm's unparalleled marketing power, technology offerings, and global brand recognition are unlike any other brokerage in the area. I look forward to continuing to service buyers and sellers in Montreal with this new, elevated experience."
The Agency Appoints Troy Charoensak as Director of Transaction Experience
Troy will be a valued asset for our agents and our clients as we all work towards the same goal of elevating the experience of buying and selling real estate with a personalized touch and first-class service," said President of The Agency, Rainy Hake Austin. "Combining his proven business instinct, invaluable expertise, and unprecedented work ethic, Troy will serve as an instrumental resource for The Agency as we enter the next decade of growth for the firm."
Global Real Estate Brokerage The Agency Launches Its Second Annual Red Paper
This year's Red Paper showcases the power of the residential real estate market, proving that despite circumstances, people will always be on the move in search of the perfect place to call home," said Mauricio Umansky, CEO and Founder of The Agency. "As The Agency celebrated its ten-year anniversary milestone, we were once again there to heed the call from buyers, sellers, and agents around the world, and the Red Paper encapsulates our thorough research and analysis of last year's unprecedented market activity and the future of our industry."
Award-Winning Real Estate Group, The Chernov Team, Joins The Agency
The Agency's positioning within the luxury real estate industry, coupled with its cutting edge marketing and technology offerings hold great synergy with our own business philosophy and vision for the future of our industry," said Dennis Chernov. "We're thrilled to partner with the brokerage on this new venture and continue to offer our clients an elevated, world-class level of service rooted in integrity and vitality across all areas of our business and operations."
The Agency Promotes Laura Corrigan to Vice President of Public Relations and Communications
I'm excited and grateful to accept the position of Vice President of Public Relations and Communications," Corrigan said. "I'm fortunate to work with such a talented team and look forward to continuing to tell The Agency's story, especially during this time of impressive growth for the company."
The Agency Announces Launch of New Franchise in Denver, Colorado
The Agency's unparalleled marketing and brand philosophy align perfectly with the demands of our clientele," said Kacey Bingham. "The collaborative culture and white-glove service afforded at The Agency are the ideal complements to our business and we look forward to continuing to service buyers and sellers in the Denver area while harnessing the exceptional offerings of The Agency's global brand," added Blank.
The Agency Welcomes New Franchisee in Las Vegas, Nevada
I am honored to join The Agency family and bring the brand's innovative culture and unparalleled reach to my clients in Las Vegas," said Zar Zanganeh. "The Agency brand and the Las Vegas market hold incredible synergy and I look forward to expanding my team with like-minded individuals who share the same vision and business philosophy."
The Agency, Global Real Estate Brokerage, Welcomes New Franchisee in Maui, Hawaii
We are thrilled to be a part of The Agency family and showcase the brand's unmatched offerings to our clients," said Yvienne Peterson. "No other real estate brokerage on the island delivers on the marketing and technology services that The Agency provides. We are confident our clients will know and feel the difference."
The Agency Taps Rachel Guerin to Head Newly Launched Relocation Department
Rachel will be a great asset for our agents and our clients as we all work towards the same goal of elevating the experience of buying and selling real estate with a personalized touch and first-class service," said President of The Agency, Rainy Hake Austin. "We are thrilled to have her as an important member of our team as we grow with like-minded partners around the world."
The Agency Appoints Tara Scholl-Gettles as Senior Vice President of Franchise Operations and Promotes Ricardo Beer to Vice President of Franchise Sales West
I am delighted to join The Agency and contribute to the exciting growth of the firm's franchise division," said Scholl-Gettles."The Agency brand is unlike any other, and I look forward to collaborating with the incredible franchise sales and operations team as we look for like-minded partners in strategic markets around the world."
The Agency Welcomes New Franchisee in Boston, Massachusetts
Our strategic expansion on the east coast has been extraordinary as we continue to feed the demand around the world for a brand like The Agency," said Jim Ramsay, Executive Vice President of Franchise Sales at The Agency. "We're incredibly excited to welcome Eric Rollo to The Agency family and showcase our world-class offerings to buyers and sellers in the Greater Boston area, Cape and the Islands."
The Agency Welcomes New Franchisee in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
We're thrilled to partner with such accomplished agents as Kristine Semrau and Brian Danyliw to bring The Agency and our unique culture to Calgary," said Mauricio Umansky, CEO and Founder of The Agency. "Our expansion throughout Canada has been an exciting venture for The Agency as we continue to introduce our brand and exceptional offerings throughout the region."
Top Agents Jon Grauman and Adam Rosenfeld Partner to Become The Agency's Grauman & Rosenfeld Group
I am delighted to join The Agency and partner with Jon, a long-time friend and esteemed colleague," said Adam Rosenfeld. "I am looking forward to a long and prosperous future working alongside Jon who is one of the brightest minds in our business, as we start this new chapter in both of our careers."
Mauricio Umansky Partners with etco Homes to Represent New Southern California Coastal Residences at One Coast
etco Homes and The Agency share the same vision and passion for the real estate industry and the communities we serve," Mauricio Umansky said of the partnership. "Focusing on attention to detail in delivering the finest products, experience, and white-glove service, I am proud to partner with One Coast to share this stunning Pacific Palisades property with the world. One Coast provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live in one of Southern California's most picturesque coastal enclaves and to enjoy the best of beach living."

Franchise Expansion

The Agency launches in Frederick, Maryland and Cayman Islands
The Agency launches two new franchise locations in Frederick, Maryland, and the Cayman Islands. The new locations will mark The Agency's 38th and 39th franchise locations. Managing partners Nurit Coombe, Alex Martinez and Brandi Dillon are leading the Frederick franchise. Dillon serves as managing broker.
Luxury residential real estate brokerage The Agency establishes Austin office
The Agency announces an Austin office, its 37th franchise and first in Texas. The office was founded by Ana Ruelas, a longtime Austin resident and real estate investor, in partnership with Todd Reed and Gus Ruelas, according to an announcement. Leslie Gossett and Noa Levy lead the office as managing partner and broker of record, respectively.
The Agency launches new franchise in state of Georgia, its 36th to date
Inman exclusively announces The Agency has made its entrance into the state of Georgia with a new franchise office in North Atlanta. The new franchise located in Alpharetta, a city within the Atlanta metro area, is The Agency's 36th franchise to date and is led by managing partners Chad Lagomarsino and Jeff Beal. Beal will also serve as the office's broker of record.
The Agency sails into Seattle with new franchise
The Agency continues its rapid expansion with the launch of a new franchise in Seattle, the brokerage told Inman. The office marks the firm's 35th franchise to date and its fourth location in the Pacific Northwest. Previously, The Agency launched locations in the region in Vancouver, Cowichan and Victoria in British Columbia.
The Agency, a real estate firm with roots in Beverly Hills, lands in New Canaan
The Agency continues its rapid expansion with the launch of a new franchise in Seattle. The office marks the firm's 35th franchise to date and its fourth location in the Pacific Northwest. Previously, The Agency launched locations in the region in Vancouver, Cowichan and Victoria in British Columbia.
The Agency adds new franchise in Naples, Florida
The Agency welcomes a new franchise in Naples, Florida. The office marks the brokerage's 29th franchise in its network across the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
The Agency continues Canadian growth with new Ottawa franchise
Building on its growing presence in Canada, luxury brokerage The Agency announces a new franchise in Ottawa, Ontario. The office marks the brokerage's 30th franchise.
Luxury real estate brokerage made famous by reality TV opens Denver franchise
The Agency launches in Denver with an office in Cherry Creek. Kacey Bingham and Jared Blank, two Denver-area luxury real estate agents with more than a decade of experience each, serve as managing partners of the Denver franchise.
Beverly Hills-based real estate brokerage opens office in Juhl
The luxury condominium community Juhl, which spans an entire city block in downtown Las Vegas and set the standard for urban-inspired loft-style condo living in Southern Nevada, welcomes its newest resident, The Agency, a global real estate brokerage based in Beverly Hills.
The Agency places bet on Vegas
The Agency launches in Las Vegas. The company is partnering with Zar Zanganeh, an established Las Vegas agent, to open its latest franchise, the firm announced. The Nevada push is the latest in a flurry of geographical expansions for the Beverly Hills-based firm.
Beverly Hills-based luxury brokerage launches in Boston
The Agency opens its first Boston franchise location at 435 Columbus Ave. in Boston's Back Bay. Led by agent and managing partner Eric Rollo, the Boston location is the company's 22nd franchise location and serves clients in Greater Boston, as well as on Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard.
The Agency Launches Its First Hawai'i Franchise Office on Maui
The Agency, announced the launch of its first franchise office in Hawaiʻi on the island of Maui. The new locale is the firm's 23rd franchise among its network of offices in the US, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. The Maui office is led by luxury real estate agents and managing partners, Yvienne and Gerrit Peterson.