The Mens Book
By Andrew Myers
Photography by Virginia Conesa
Real Estate's big bucks
For several years, the most popular parlor game among Angelenos has been estimating how much the parlor is worth. In the go-go realm of L.A. real estate, young -gun realtors often hold the castle's keys. Here, photographed in their homes, are 10 of the biggest , fastest -cell-phone-drawing agents in town, answering everything from where they think the housing market is heading to why a Lemony Snicket character has a real realtor phobia.
The basics: L.A. native, 27 years old, 9 years in real estate (interned and assisted at a real estate company while in college), USC grad. The company: Hilton & Highland, Christie's Great Estates. Approximate amount of sales last year: My current active inventory is more than $210,000,000. Area of expertise: I focus on architecture/estate properties and homes with design integrity. My clients aren't "area"-specific but "home"-specific. Where do you live? I live in a top-floor unit in a full-service building off the Sunset Strip. What distinguishes you from other realtors? I always go above and beyond a client's expectations, always think out of the box, negotiate with skill and remember that buying a homeÃÂ can be a client's most valuable investment. Have you ever flipped a house you've owned? I have flipped homes individually and with partners. Usually, when a good deal presents itself, I like to include my clients. In the Lemony Snicket novels, Aunt Josephine has a profound phobia of realtors. Why do you think this is? People often have a phobia of realtors because it's a commission-based industry and often clients doubt that they have their best interests at heart. Some realtors are known to do whatever is necessary to make deals.