Exceptional Real Estate Professionals

While there are many factors that contribute to home sales, experts predeict that Southern California will continue as one of the most desired places to live in the country. Our climate, high-paying jobs, interesting geography, lifestyle, and recreation make our area a magnet for people around the world. Other factors – such as price growth, interest rates, and lack of new construction – still make buying or selling a home or investing in the real estate market a complex process whereby you need a professional agent by your side. The following section highlights some of the most exceptional realtors in our community. By sharing their profiles, we hope it can help you determine the real estate agent or agency best suited to fit your individual needs and objectives.

Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices
Marc Shevin
Sara Shevin

23925 Park Sorrento, Calabasas
Marc: 818.251.2456 | CALRE# 00559629
Sara: 818.205.2095 | CALRE# 02038247

Combining family, local knowledge, and hard work has been a very successful combination for us.”

In our local real estate market, the Shevins are widely acknowledged as area experts. Specializing in the cities of Calabasas and Hidden Hills, they are noted for their years of consistent success in the marketing and sale of luxury estates. With over 40 years of combined experience, they average over $200 million in residential real estate sales every year and consistently rank in the Top 10 Agents of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices nationwide. Representing a wide range of clients from local families to celebrities to property developers and more, the Shevins have a unique ability to connect and communicate with their extensive client base. Their hard work, market knowledge, and attention to detail have produced many satisfied and loyal clients.

What would you like potential clients to know about your team?
Rory and I started in real estate over 40 years ago as The Shevin team. Rory has recently retired, and we have continued the family legacy with the team now including the next generation: my daughter, Sara. Combining family, extensive local knowledge, client care, and hard work has been a very successful combination for us.

What areas are your specialty?
We specialize in selling homes of all price ranges in Hidden Hills and Calabasas. Whether you are interested in buying or selling a custom Hidden Hills estate, a beautiful home in one of the gated Calabasas developments, or a cozy townhome on Calabasas Lake, we are ready to work with you to help meet your specific needs.

What do you feel is the most rewarding aspect of your work?
We enjoy working with our clients, helping individuals and families find their perfect homes, and helping our builder clients looking to create the perfect home for another family to love. Working with the people we have come to meet has been a highlight for us, with many clients becoming long-term friends.

Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices
Valerie Punwar

23925 Park Sorrento, Calabasas
CALDRE# 01491245

I bring my vast knowledge, experience, and tenacity to all that I do.” 

Award-winning Realtor Valerie Punwar has become a consistent leader over the last decade with a reputation for tenaciously protecting her clients’ interests with uncompromising integrity. One of the top-producing agents in the Berkshire Hathaway Calabasas office, Valerie also earned the honorary Chairman’s Circle Platinum title for placing within the top 1% of all Berkshire Hathaway agents nationwide.

A Calabasas resident for over 22 years, Valerie provides a wealth of knowledge about the local area and schools, specializing in luxury properties in the Calabasas/Hidden Hills/Agoura/Westlake Village/Thousand Oaks areas. Growing up in Chicago, Valerie brings a strong Midwestern work ethic to her business. Valerie’s prior work in high-level TV media sales took her to jobs from coast to coast, where she developed superior, decisive negotiating skills that translate perfectly to working in real estate.

What would you like potential clients to know about you?
I have been a licensed Realtor for over a decade and recently received the prestigious Legend Award from Berkshire Hathaway. I am in the top 1% of realtors nationwide for the company. My experience and attitude lead to results. I help my clients find their dream house and help my sellers achieve the highest prices by aiding them with staging, technology, and the best marketing, including video from one of the top L.A. commercial directors.

How do you give back to your community?
I have been a loyal supporter and sponsor of The Foundation for the Las Virgenes School District. Also, at Berkshire Hathaway, we have a charitable foundation to which many of us contribute a portion of all our paychecks. Also, I am an ardent supporter and sponsor of the Calabasas football,
baseball, and dance teams.

Why have you been so successful?
I think the main reasons I have been successful are my core values, my background in advertising and marketing, and my relentless work ethic. I love what I do, and it shows in results. I bring my vast knowledge, experience, and tenacity to all that I do.

RE/MAX Olson & Associates, Inc. 
Jordan Cohen 

30699 Russell Ranch Rd., #100
Westlake Village
CALRE# 01103362

I am honest, ethical, fair, and very aggressive with my approach.

Jordan Cohen is the #1 RE/MAX Agent worldwide and one of the top luxury agents in the U.S.A. In 2019, Jordan was able to break two sales records, representing the buyer of the most expensive home in Hidden Hills in history, closing the deal at $22.2 million and representing the seller of the most expensive home in Ventura County history, selling a North Ranch estate for $35 million. He has worked hard to establish himself in the sports and celebrity market, representing over 100 professional athletes and numerous actors, entertainers, and film executives. Annually, he closes nearly $200 million in residential sales. Through high-end magazines, internet, and social media, he is able to aggressively expose his listings locally and globally. Jordan is also a verified real estate influencer on Instagram with over 280,000 followers – @jordancohen1.

What about you/your team would you like potential clients to know?
Unlike most seasoned realtors, I choose not to employ a “team.” I truly believe that I give my sellers the very best chance to sell their home so I handle all showings and negotiations. I employ just one full-time assistant to help with computer work, etc.

Why should potential clients choose you?
To sell a home for top dollar, it takes extensive marketing, skill, and experience. I passionately invite homeowners to interview me so they can see exactly what I do to sell my luxury listings.

What should potential clients know about you?
I am honest, ethical, fair, and very aggressive with my approach. I only get paid when I sell a home, so I will work relentlessly until the job is finished and everyone is happy. I am happily married for 27 years and have two wonderful children. My 23-year-old son is a graduate from Chapman University, and my 20-year-old daughter studies film at NYU.

White House Properties
Anat “Cookie” Erster

22144 Clarendon St., #120
Woodland Hills
CALRE# 0131529

I help my clients gain access to private, off-market properties to ensure they find the perfect home.

Anat ‘Cookie’ Erster has been a Calabasas resident for 30 years and has been a consistent top producer throughout her career of more than 18 years. Her commitment to excellence, combined with her expertise, knowledge, and aggressive marketing techniques, attracts people looking to work with an honest, dedicated professional that works in all Calabasas neighborhoods and price ranges.
Anat represents a wide range of clientele, including high-profile celebrities, health professionals, executives, entrepreneurs, investors, and many others. Her business is built on referrals, which is a true testament to her outstanding performance and results. Professionally, she is known for her caring demeanor, impeccable communication, and artful negotiation skills. In her personal time, she loves traveling domestically and internationally, spending time with her family, and enjoying the company of her closest friends in a variety of activities.

What should potential clients know about you?
I’m extremely committed to my clients and diligently work to make every transaction as easy and seamless as possible. While this is my career and how I make a living, I’m not a commission-driven agent; I find more satisfaction in helping my clients achieve their dreams and goals.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your work?
I’ve been in this business for a really long time, and many of my longtime clients have turned into lifelong friends. Meeting new people, forming lasting relationships, and seeing the excitement my clients experience after a successful transaction is golden to me.

What are some obstacles your clients face today and how do you help them navigate these challenges?
In the luxury real estate market, you will see homes selling off-market, which means that buyers don’t have access to exclusive inventory if they are not working with a well-connected professional. I help my clients gain access to private off-market properties to ensure they find the perfect home. My clients can also take advantage of my vast network, locally and internationally, to bring them the highest offer with ideal terms and conditions on any property they are looking to sell.

The Agency
Emil Hartoonian

23622 Calabasas Rd., #148
CALRE# 01796925

“At The Agency, a win for one is a win for all.”

Emil Hartoonian provides his clients in Calabasas and beyond with an exceptional understanding of real estate transactions and a high level of personalized service that has placed him in the top 1% of agents in the area. His wide range of clientele at The Agency’s Calabasas office includes high profile personalities, heads of industry, and business executives across the entertainment, medical, and hospitality industries. Emil’s experience with such diverse profiles has inspired his ability to cater to every expectation and adapt his style to deliver a personalized experience to each individual client. He is an active member of the Southland Regional Association of Realtors and firmly believes in empowering his clients with the latest market knowledge and consistent updates to better enable them to make sound real estate decisions.

What about you/your team would you like potential clients to know?
One of my team’s main goals is to expand upon the city’s already established reputation and help clients identify the lifestyle and sense of community they are looking for but don’t always know where to find.

What areas are your specialty?
I currently live in Calabasas with my wife, Ellie, and our three sons, so I know the area well. While I continue to represent buyers and sellers throughout Los Angeles and beyond, I especially enjoy
working with people in the Calabasas and Hidden Hills communities, which are among the best in California to live, work, and raise a family in.

What should potential clients know about you?
I am truly passionate about educating my clients about all the benefits of the Calabasas and neighboring Hidden Hills lifestyle. As managing partner and principal of The Agency’s Calabasas office, I bring more than a dozen years of real estate and mortgage lending experience to the team, remaining up to date on the variety of properties, lifestyle, amenities, and local inventory. I am fluent in four languages plus all things related to real estate. I invite current and future clients to learn more about me on Instagram at @emilhartoonian.

Tomer Isidora
Tomer Fridman
Isidora Fridman

9454 Wilshire Blvd., 4th Fl.
Beverly Hills
Tomer: CALDRE# 01750717
Isidora: CALDRE# 01192964

With over $3 billion in career sales and breaking the $300 million mark for closed sales in a single year, Tomer continues to be ranked as one of America’s Best Real Estate Agents by The Wall Street Journal/Real Trends. Additionally, as a celebrity and luxury real estate expert, Tomer has been named one of the country’s Showbiz Real Estate Elite and Hollywood Power Broker to the entertainment industry and Hollywood A-listers by The Hollywood Reporter and Variety multiple times. He specializes in residential luxury estate properties and large-scale projects throughout Los Angeles, Israel, and Europe and is the only agent in the United States on the board of directors for a global real estate brand, EMEIA (Europe, Middle East, India, Africa).

What is your most recent accomplishment?
I recently gained additional notoriety for being the only agent in Los Angeles to have transacted all sales of 20MM and above to international buyers in the first quarter.

What about your background has made you so successful?
I was raised in Los Angeles and earned my juris doctorate from Loyola Law School, where I participated in the prestigious Entertainment Law Practicum at Warner Bros. Studios. I also hold a B.A. with a concentration in international relations from UCLA. One thing that has helped me
immensely is that I am fluent in English, Hebrew, and Romanian, and I am conversational in French, Spanish, and Italian. This has helped fuel my international status and has helped me become a recognized authority on real estate trends in affluent markets around the globe.

What do you want prospective clients to know about you?
I work hard to maintain my reputation which is built on discretion and integrity. I work with an array of clientele, including high-profile celebrities, entertainment executives, and captains of industries. I’m also quoted in media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Financial Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Angelino, and the “Hot Properties” column of the Los Angeles Times.

Dana and Jeff
Dana Olmes
Jeff Biebuyck

23500 Long Valley Road
Hidden Hills
Dana: CALRE# 00944676
Jeff: CALDRE# 01383921

“As a concierge to our clients’ needs, we are not afraid to go beyond expectations – it’s what makes our team stand apart.”

Ranked among the top 1% of agents in the county, Dana and Jeff continue to thrive as top producers in the real estate industry. They’re in an elite group of peak-performing agents showcasing remarkable integrity, steadfast negotiating skills, and fresh, effective marketing strategies. The tremendous breadth of Dana and Jeff’s ever-growing business generated by past clients and referrals is a true testament to the team’s unwavering and unmatched dedication. A colorful mix of influencers, corporate executives, attorneys, athletes, business managers, celebrities, and renowned industry leaders comprise their ever-expanding clientele base. Unshakable at the top of their individual markets as well as in the collective real estate industry nationwide, this team has wildly surpassed expectations and continues to do so.

What about your business would you like potential clients to know?
Our team focuses on strategic marketing for each and every home we sell with our utmost dedication, communication, and determination while embodying the ability to cater and adapt to all our clients’ real estate needs. Just as our real estate industry evolves to be more innovative and efficient, so do we. We provide an exemplary real estate service to ensure that our clients feel confident with their decision to work with us.

What areas do you specialize in?
We primarily specialize in luxury homes in Calabasas, Hidden Hills, and the surrounding areas. Our office, located beside the Hidden Hills entrance gates, provides an ideal setting with an inviting community warmth and feel. We live and work among our clients—friends and families we do business with.

Why has your business been so successful?
Dana and Jeff are one of the country’s premiere real estate agent teams with a combined experience of more than 40 years. We are well-respected within the industry by agents and clients alike. With an ever-growing team and tenacious commitment to the business, it is unimaginable the limits that our team will reach.

Robb Friedman
Nikki Friedman

5016 Parkway Calabasas, #100, Calabasas
Robb: CALRE# 02064738
Nikki: CALRE# 01925350

“We don’t just buy and sell homes; we sell a lifestyle.”

Both Robb and Nikki Friedman are Los Angeles natives who grew up in the West San Fernando Valley. Robb graduated from CSUN and Nikki from UCI. After many home renovations and sales, becoming real estate agents was second nature for the couple. They have been fortunate to work with a diverse group of clients—from families looking to put roots down and purchase their first home to celebrities and professional athletes looking to sell their properties and/or purchase their homes in our beautiful community. As L.A. natives and Calabasas residents, Nikki and Robb have extensive knowledge of the different neighborhoods across Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley, and the Conejo Valley.

What separates you from the many other real estate agents?
Our combined and diversified backgrounds make us a unique team. My background in marketing and advertising and designing motion picture sets and Nikki’s attention to customer care and constant communication – plus our proven ability to guide buyers and sellers through a smooth, stress-free purchase or sale of their home—give us the ability to work with anyone and optimize their real estate experience.

How has your design background impacted your work?
Design is so important in our business as we’re not just buying and selling homes. We are selling a lifestyle. Our uncanny ability to walk into a house and know what changes should be made to optimize the property or know the cost to revamp it into a well-designed home lead our buyers to enlist us to remodel and design dream homes after purchase.

Giving back to your community is a big part of what you do. Tell us more about that.
I donate many of my fine art paintings to various charities to help raise money. Nikki works with many charities and has raised millions over the last several years. I sit on the board of Walking Strong and serve as a reserve deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Jason Improta
Missy Improta

5016 Parkway Calabasas, Calabasas
818.584.6094 | 310.597.1914
Jason: CALRE# 01265975
Missy: CALRE# 01432200

“Our strength as a team comes from our strength as a husband and wife.”

With over $40 million in real estate sales last year, Jason and Missy have established themselves as industry experts. Leveraging a combined 36 years of business in residential real estate, they are often asked what makes their team so successful. “Believe it or not,” says Missy, “our strength as a team comes from our strength as a husband and wife.” According to Jason, oftentimes they help couples who each have different needs. “Sometimes the woman relates with Missy while the man relates with me or vice-versa,” he says. “We have an ability to offer an array of relational assistance, depending on what our clients need.” The Improtas feel that all of their clients benefit from the compassion, understanding, and connectedness that comes from working with a real estate team that is also a family unit.

What makes your relationship so strong?
First of all, we respect each other. Well, that and we like to have fun together too! We are both extremely hard workers, often working 80 to 90-hour weeks each. Each of us excels in different areas, so we’ve learned to combine our strengths in order to provide our clients with the best of both worlds.

How do you separate your business and personal life?
We don’t. But we think this is what makes us successful. We enjoy working with our friends as well as creating new friendships with each sale. Whether at King’s Fish House enjoying dinner with our daughter or at the office coaching our team, we are constantly bouncing ideas off one another, always challenging ourselves to take our business to the next level.

How does being a husband-wife team give your clients an advantage?
Our synergy allows us the ability to offer our clients the most complete, full-service, concierge experience, creating a seamless home-sale process. We are passionate about our clients and determined to provide the highest quality outcome with aroundthe- clock availability and constant communication. Determined to be the best in our industry, our strengths as a husband-wife team set us apart, giving our clients the greatest possible success.

Wish Sotheby’s International Realty
Ernie Wish

4768 Park Granada, #107, Calabasas
CALRE# 01898961

“We give every transaction the attention and respect that each purchase and sale deserves.”

Ernie Wish is president, general counsel, and broker for Wish Sotheby’s International Realty (SIR). With over 40 years of comprehensive experience in the legal profession, Ernie has particular expertise with real estate law. He earned this distinction by representing the majority of the top real estate brokerages in the Los Angeles area for over 30 years. He gained experience working with two well-established law firms where he was the managing partner. As an attorney, owner, and real estate broker, he has a unique background which enables him to oversee the operation of Wish SIR. Ernie holds a bachelor’s degree from UCLA, where he graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and with highest honors. He also holds a juris doctorate degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law, where he served as editorial associate of the Hastings Law Review.

What about you/ your team would you like potential clients to know?
Wish Sotheby’s International Realty is affiliated with Sotheby’s International Realty with over 1,000 offices, 22,500 sales associates, and locations in 72 countries throughout the world.

We are locally owned and globally connected. This size allows all of the sales associates at Wish SIR to cooperate with real estate agents and brokerages locally and throughout the world, including a worldwide referral network and worldwide marketing. This further allows us to showcase properties in Calabasas, Hidden Hills, and surrounding communities to buyers throughout the world. In addition, we have built our brokerage on marketing and have the finest in-house marketing team to market our listings of individual homes and of our brokerage locally and worldwide.

The real estate brokerage business is a service business, and we recognize the fact that the purchase or sale of clients’ residences is one of the most important personal and financial events in our clients’ lives. We give that event the attention and respect that each purchase and sale deserves. We encourage our buyers and sellers to visit our website at wishsir.com and the parent site at sir.com to see the scope of our brokerage and the worldwide reach through our marketing efforts.

Pinnacle Estate Properties, Inc.
David Watkins

24025 Park Sorrento, #110, Calabasas
CALRE# 01307458

“I’m honored to be the top premier agent on Zillow based on my sales, listings, and reviews.”

David Watkins is an accomplished real estate professional committed to providing excellent service to his clients, colleagues, and local communities. He specializes in the marketing, listing, and sale of luxury estate properties. David provides knowledge and sound advice in this ever-changing real estate market so that his clients are not bystanders but active participants involved in the sale or purchase of their homes. He is a long-time resident of Calabasas and raised his children here. With his knowledge of Calabasas, he can locate the perfect community and home that best fits each client’s selective needs, which often includes a view, privacy, a gated community, being close to schools and shopping centers, and the right fit for family and with neighbors. David is ambitiously implementing cutting-edge techniques and e xploring new avenues of technology, making the selling and buying of real estate straightforward, secure, and efficient.

Why have you been successful?
I believe success comes with experience, and I have nearly 19 years of experience in the buying and selling of luxury real estate. Over the years, I have developed strong negotiating skills that have proven to be effective when it comes to assuring that my clients’ needs are fulfilled. With a creative approach to problem solving, I provide a superior service that is second to none. Lastly, I implement innovative marketing strategies across a wide range of mediums: Luxury Portfolio International, social media, and an extensive luxury real estate network.

What should potential clients know about you?
As a Calabasas and Hidden Hills agent that lives, works, and raised his family in Calabasas, I know these communities intimately. When working with buyers, I can recommend certain communities and models that best suit their needs. When working with sellers, being an expert in Calabasas and Hidden Hills allows me to provide an accurate valuation of their property. Most importantly, my client is my priority, especially during a crucial time of transition. I am hands-on for the entire process to ensure that clients are protected and educated.

Wish Sotheby’s International Realty
Patte Gilbert

4768 Park Granada, #107, Calabasas
CALRE# 01144659

“There are no problems, just solutions.”

Real estate agent Patte Gilbert, with Wish Sotheby’s International Realty, is one of Calabasas and Hidden Hills’ most-selected agents. In her 30+ year career, she has maintained her popularity with clients as “the agent you can work with one-on-one.” Her success lies in the fact that she works equally with both buyers and sellers so she always knows exactly how much her buyers should pay for a home and the amount a seller should ask. When not selling real estate, Patte likes to take one fabulous trip each year, play Mahjong, support the local schools, and work with a number of charities. In work as well as life, Patte’s mantra has always been: “There are no problems, just solutions.”

Why have you been so successful?
I’d like to think that my success lies in my honesty and integrity. My clients prefer working with me because I always tell them what I think about a property—good, bad, or indifferent—as their long-term happiness with their home, and with me as their agent, is my ultimate goal. Naturally, having great relationships with all of the agents, knowing my inventory, and being a skilled negotiator are also what make me a successful agent, but most importantly, success comes from loving what I do—and I do love my job!

What separates you from your competitors?
For the past 30+ years, I have built my business working with past clients and referrals, which I continue to do day after day. But recently, I have also started working with Heidi Adams of Coldwell Banker, and together, we have created an entirely new concept in seller and buyer representation. Clients now get the huge benefit of having both of us: Two powerful agents, two powerful offices, one powerful pair. Imagine having us both and all the marketing that Wish Sotheby’s International Realty and Coldwell Banker Global Luxury can offer. No one else does this, and we have become very successful together in such a short amount of time using this platform to benefit all of our clients.

Coldwell Banker Global Luxury
Heidi Adams

23647 Calabasas Rd., Calabasas
CALRE# 00997097

I know your area. I know your street. I probably know your house.

Since 1988, Heidi has assisted hundreds of people with their real estate needs in and around Calabasas. Colleagues and clients alike respect her for her comprehensive knowledge of the local area and neighborhoods. Heidi strives to keep her clients informed so that they are able to make educated decisions. She is also a proud supporter of her local community and the Las Virgenes schools. Long immersed in the community where she has raised two children, Heidi has a unique familiarity with all facets of life in the area, which continues to attract an increasing number of well-known celebrities. Proud to be among an elite group of top producers, she ranks among her company’s top 10 agents at Coldwell Banker’s Calabasas office and consistently places in the top 2% companywide.

Why choose Heidi?
Simple: knowledge of the Calabasas neighborhoods. I know your area. I know your street. I probably know your house, selling many homes over and over again in my 30-year career. When you choose me you get me, not an assistant or team member. I will be with you throughout the entire process, start to finish, whether buying or selling.

What makes you successful?
Being local, hands-on, and well respected among my peers means finding that off-market home everyone is looking for and successfully selling it to my buyer. This constant commitment to my profession and my dedication to my clientele has meant I have successfully remained one of the top agents in the community.

What sets you apart?
For the past 31 years, I have built my business by making my name a household word. Recently, in an effort to stand out and offer clients an option and set myself apart from my competition, I teamed up with another well-respected local agent, Patte Gilbert. Together we have created a new concept in seller and buyer representation. Clients now have the benefit of two powerful agents, two powerful offices, one powerful pair. We have become very successful together in a short amount of time by using this platform to benefit all of our clients.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Stephanie Shanfeld
Shari Huntington

23647 Calabasas Rd., Calabasas
818.521.8689 | 818.635.0310
Stephanie: CALRE# 01947954
Shari: CALRE# 01147237

We are ready for any challenge, from handling complex multiple offers to tidying up before a showing. We always have your back!

Stephanie Shanfeld and Shari Huntington make up a dynamic
team in the real estate industry. Year-to-date, they are the #1 team at Coldwell Banker (CB) Calabasas for 2019 and are also ranked as the #7 top producing CB team in the greater L.A. area. They met 15 years ago while running the PFC (Parent Faculty Club) at Chaparral Elementary School, becam instant friends, and have worked/volunteered together ever since. Both have lived in Calabasas for 20+ years, are immersed in the community professionally and personally, and bring different strengths to the partnership. During their 30 years of c ombined real estate and appraisal experience, they have learned to adapt to current trends and business practices, including social media, market trends, financial qualifications and contracts.

What’s the secret behind your success?
It’s simple…we love what we do professionally, and our passion attracts people to us. We both think outside the box with each client, and we often get praised by our clients and colleagues for our creativity and resourcefulness.

What’s the most gratifying part of your work?
It’s not about the transactions—it’s about people and building trust and establishing relationships. We learned long ago that the real estate industry is based on building long-term connections. Because of our involvement within our community and beyond, we have been successful joining sellers and buyers, many times before a property goes to market.

What separates you from your competitors?
We are transparent and direct with our clients, which means sometimes telling them things they don’t always want to hear. We form a strong bond of trust from the start. We also believe in giving back to the community by donating to the schools. As relocation and luxury specialists we are blessed to work with clients all over the country. Because we are a team, one of us is always available, allowing us to be hands-on with our clients instead of delegating to others.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Barbara Alpert

23647 Calabasas Rd., Calabasas
CALRE# 0119909

“I’m passionate about my work and get the best results for my buyers and sellers!”

Barbara has lived in Calabasas for over 24 years and has specialized in gated luxury estate communities. She was one of the original homeowners in Mountain View Estates and has long held the position of being the #1 Resident Realtor® in the premiere and esteemed gated Calabasas community. She is intimately familiar with every home on every street, where she also serves on the architectural committee. Barbara is consistently in Coldwell Banker’s top 4% worldwide. She is known for her strong negotiation skills, proven results, and hundreds of highly satisfied clients. Her remarkable success rate and proven sales record help her clients net top dollar. With hundreds of millions of dollars in residential real estate sales, Barbara has a stellar reputation.

What sets you apart from other Realtors in the market?
I’ve been specializing in gated, luxury properties since 1995, so I have a deep breadth of knowledge in this area. But I also have investment properties in Malibu and a lot of experience in other areas of the Valley, and I list and sell condos to castles from Studio City to Westlake Village.

What do you want prospective clients to know about you?
I’d want them to know that I am totally committed and that no one will work harder for them. From start to finish, every detail is clearly communicated to provide them with the peace of mind they need to make informed decisions in a timely manner.

Why have you been so successful?
With my extensive knowledge, I offer my clients an exceptional depth of information and outstanding service. There is nothing more gratifying than helping families sell their home and find their new dream home. It’s about building relationships and getting my clients the best deal possible. A philosophy of honesty and hard work attributes to my outstanding reputation and success. That’s why so much of my business is repeat and referrals.

The Cohan Team at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Michelle Lavin Cohan
Semira Knight

23647 Calabasas Rd., Calabasas
818.335.9777 | 310.927.4004
Michelle: CALRE# 01208350
Semira: CALRE# 01491785

“We have been a power team for the past 12 years, and our momentum only continues to grow stronger with time.”

With Michelle’s background as an attorney and Semira’s in finance and marketing, clients who choose The Cohan Team for their real estate needs are offered an enhanced experience. As an attorney, Michelle has intimate knowledge of contracts, negotiations, and strategy and has earned top agent awards in her more than 20 years in the real estate business. Semira offers the perfect complement, developing marketing strategies that are smart and effective. Together, they are passionate about what they do and are dedicated to ensuring successful transactions for their clients while always providing service that goes above and beyond. The Cohan Team prides itself on dealing with clients honestly and fairly while creating relationships that last far beyond the transaction. As they like to say, “We work hard to make real estate easier.”

Why are you so successful?
We provide our clients with stellar service. They deserve nothing less! With over 30 years of combined experience, our backgrounds in law, marketing, and finance and our expertise in contracts, negotiations, and relationship building has allowed us to provide our clients with exactly that. We pride ourselves with offering full-scale services. Our goal is to understand our clients’ needs and make their experience as stress free and seamless as possible.

How do clients benefit from your knowledge on the community and local culture?
With seven children between our two families, we have broad knowledge of the community, local schools, extracurricular activities, and more. We love our community and are both very involved. From volunteering to community service and our relationships with local government officials, we provide valuable information and useful insights to living in this area.

What are the biggest obstacles your clients face today and how do you help them navigate through those challenges?
One of the biggest challenges is low inventory. Having been in this business for a long time and creating longtime relationships with other agents, we have access to information on both upcoming and pocket listings. These relationships bode very well for our clients in finding their dream homes before they go on the market.

Keller Williams Estates
Lisa Gutman

23975 Park Sorrento, #110
CALDRE# 00966153

I am readily available and will work tirelessly to get the job done.

For more than 30 years, Lisa Gutman has chased down runaway horses, placed celebrities into properties, and sold some of the most expensive properties in town, all in a day’s work in Hidden Hills and Calabasas. She has received nearly every top honor in her field: Platinum Club, Hall of Fame, and Lifetime Achievement Award are just a few. Lisa treats each and every client with dignity and respect, and they never feel pushed or rushed. She considers herself an area expert and always has a pulse on the community. Do you have a home that’s hard to sell? She has a buyer! Looking for a home that’s not available? She’ll find it! Lisa looks forward to helping each client with all real estate needs.

Why have you been so successful?
I take a hand-holding approach when it comes to real estate, I specialize in one client at a time. My personal touch to real estate has literally opened doors. About 80% of my business comes from repeat clients and referrals. I have dedicated almost 30 years of my life to helping people buy and sell their most coveted possessions. I understand how stressful this process can be and my goal is to make it as easy and joyful as possible. I go above and beyond what is considered the norm in real estate. I do everything possible to make the buying and selling process a wonderful experience. If you’re happy, I know and appreciate that you will refer me to your friends and family.

Why should potential clients choose you?
When you choose to work with me, you get me, not an assistant or team member. I will be with you for the entire buying/selling process, from start to close… and after!

What do you feel is the most rewarding aspect of your work?
Nothing brings me more joy than seeing my clients happy. To know that I’ve been a part of that is an incredible feeling!

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Jasmine Motazedi

23647 Calabasas Rd., Calabasas
CALRE# 01883102

“My clients’ goals, dreams, wants, and needs become my own.”

Leveraging over 15 years of experience in law, business, and marketing, Jasmine Motazedi brings unparalleled professionalism, creativity, and uncompromising integrity to her clients and the world of real estate. As a high-caliber agent and attorney, Jasmine prides herself on excellent communication, creative problem solving, and the ability to always remain ahead of the curve. She is known for her tenacious work ethic, attention to detail, and desire to make each and every transaction a positive experience. Jasmine always considers herself as a partner with her clients. Her objective is to give each client her full and absolute attention. As a result, her clientele is mainly comprised of longtime clients and subsequent referrals. Jasmine represents sellers and buyers from Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Encino, Beverly Hills, and beyond.

What areas are your specialty?
As an experienced attorney with extensive knowledge in real estate, construction, and business, I am in the unique position to provide my clients with multi-level representation. Whether I am working with families, developers, or investors, I provide tailored advisement and representation that balances my clients’ wants, needs, and concerns. From investment value to lifestyle preferences to liability concerns and beyond, my clients take comfort in knowing that all the boxes are checked.

Are you still actively practicing law?
Yes, I have a private practice based in Woodland Hills. While my primary focus is real estate sales, I still cater to several longtime clients who have been with me for years.

What do you feel is the most rewarding aspect of your work?
Through the years, I have been extremely blessed to make some wonderful friends out of my clients. I often find myself becoming “one” with them. My clients’ goals, dreams, wants, and needs become my own. Recently while dining at a client’s house we were sipping our wine and enjoying the spectacular view, I was beaming with pride watching her family truly enjoy the dream house we worked so hard to find. Just then, as another guest was remarking on the beauty of the home, my client responded pointing at me and saying, “She’s the reason we’re sitting here.” Those moments are nothing short of spectacular.

David and Tracy
Team Smith at Keller Williams Luxury International
Tracy Smith
David Smith

23975 Park Sorrento, #110, Calabasas
310.804.7079 | 310.480.7523
Tracy: CALRE# 01898036
David: CALRE# 01503210

“Proven customized strategies are demanded to obtain the desired results.”

David and Tracy Smith, also known as “Team Smith,” are ranked consistently in the top 1% of realtor teams nationwide. Team Smith has earned multiyear membership into the Exclusive Keller Williams Luxury Estates Division based on its success of serving the needs of its clients in the ever-changing real estate market. David and Tracy are highly respected among their peers for their integrity and have a long history of establishing strong relationships with their clients which has led to a vast number of referrals for buyers and sellers in the community. In their personal lives, they are involved in many community organizations and charities, including breast cancer awareness organizations, the March of Dimes, and the Veterans of America. They are proud parents of two teenage girls and love raising their family in Calabasas.

What sets you apart from the other Realtors in the community?
We call ourselves “Team Smith” because when you work with us, you get access to our team that consists of appraisers, CPAs, escrow and title officers, home stagers and organizers, professional cleaners, architects, builders, construction teams, and social marketing experts. Many of our clients are investors, and we specialize in helping them find great properties that enhance their real estate portfolio.

Why have you been so successful?
The real estate world does a lot of frivolous marketing chatter to drum up business but we know it is not a “one-size-fits-all” proposition. We develop customized marketing strategies and come up with an individualized game-plan for each client. It’s a devised plan of action with measurable stages along the way to make sure we are on track to get the desired results.

What’s the most rewarding part of what you do?
The most rewarding aspect of our work is when we have done what we said we would do and when we have met the key objectives for each of our clients. Our clients’ goals become our goals–our success is based on their success.

Keller Williams Realty Garbell Group
Marc Garbell
Laura Garbell

23975 Park Sorrento, #110, Calabasas
818.625.8949| 818.468.4042
Marc: CALRE# 00995378
Laura: CALRE# 01402751

“Our clients’ needs come first, and we believe knowing their expectations, solving their problems, and protecting their interests at all times.”

I began my real estate career in 2001 and have been a constant top producer and a recipient of numerous awards for my production. I always loved real estate and wanted a career that allowed me to work hard assisting clients achieve their dreams and at the same time have the flexibility to spend time with my family. I am excited that my wife, Laura Garbell, has joined me to create the Garbell Group through Keller Williams Realty. Laura was previously a very successful lender, and together, we have over 30 years of experience helping clients achieve their dreams of home ownership.

Describe what your company does.
We represent buyers and sellers with their residential real estate needs and specialize in Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Malibu, and the surrounding areas. Whether you’re relocating or need an analysis of the value of your home or the current status of the local real estate market, we’re here to assist you.

What separates you from your competitors?
Our clients’ needs come first, and we believe in knowing their expectations, solving their problems, and protecting their interests at all times. Whether it’s getting top dollar when selling their home or finding the home of their dreams, we are readily available and will work tirelessly to get the job done. And once an escrow is closed, a percentage of all our sales go to charity through KW Cares.

How do clients benefit from your knowledge on the community?
When I became a realtor in 2001, The Oaks was just beginning to be developed, with exception of the two streets previously developed in the mid-1990s. I knew The Oaks was going to be an exceptional place to live and was determined to make it an important part of my business. I know all the streets, builders, models, floor plans and have good idea of where the values are and why. I’ve done numerous sales in The Oaks representing buyers, sellers, tenants, and landlords and take pride in offering expert advice.

Keller Williams World Class
Kristina Goldman
Rachel Laber

30700 Russell Ranch Rd., #200, Westlake Village
818.732.5153 | 818.601.0075
Kristina: CALRE# 01963229
Rachel: CALRE# 01951187

“It’s an honor to walk this path with our clients.”

With over $50 million in sales, Kristina and Rachel make an unstoppable team. Nothing stands in the way of ensuring their clients’ comfort and confidence throughout the home-buying and selling process. Kristina is a master in sales, successful negotiation, and compromise. She is meticulously organized, detail-oriented, and passionate about her work, giving 100% to each client. Rachel utilizes her sense of creativity to develop innovative strategies that help efficiently execute the process. She believes strongly that home buying and selling are uniquely emotional decisions, so she caters to those tactful experiences. Kristina and Rachel have strategically navigated their professional lives and made a name for themselves along the way. Their spirit and commitment is the driving element in their well-earned reputation. But it’s the sense of trust and assurance that each client experiences that truly defines them.

How do you give back to your community?
As active moms in this community, we know the who, what, where, and how. We give our time and our money to many local events and charities, including Chabad of the Conejo, Friendship Circle, WAGS, & Willow Elementary. We’re proud residents of this thriving community and are personally invested in its growth.

What do you feel is the most rewarding aspect of your work?
Buying or selling a home is not only one of the largest financial commitments in life, it’s also an emotional experience. Many times this comes with a milestone, be it marriage, new baby, promotion, or downsizing. It’s an honor to walk this path with our clients.

What makes you the best in real estate?
We never stop learning. There is always room for growth, and we pursue it professionally and personally. We feel relationships with all members of the transaction are critical, and we pride ourselves in those strong bonds. Our negotiations are led with dedication, hustle, and the client’s goal in mind. We love this business, the journey, and the destination.

Kevin Cordasco
Coldwell Banker Global Luxury
Kevin Cordasco

CALRE# 00969966

When clients give me the honor of representing them, I show my appreciation by always giving my absolute best.

Kevin Cordasco of Coldwell Banker is celebrating his 33nd year of award-winning service and experience in the real estate industry. Kevin, a resident of Calabasas of 20 years, has been actively representing the people, properties, and homebuyers of Calabasas. Kevin’s hands-on, one-on-one approach, while many agents have gone to groups or teams, sets him apart and has won the loyalty of his clientele. It is why Kevin Cordasco is one of the most recommended names in the industry year after year. He truly cares about the outcome of every transaction. Kevin has been named numerous times in Coldwell Banker’s Top 100 agents of Southern California and is consistently ranked inside the top 5% companywide nationally. Kevin has been a supporter of our schools and their programs over the past 20 years, as well as a founder of the Kevin Cordasco Foundation: Something Yellow.

Why have you been so successful?
The real estate process inevitably has its twists and turns. An exceptional realtor is able to call on experience and problem-solving skills when it really matters. As the market evolves, I use a multi-layered approach to marketing properties and have an above-90% listing-to-sale ratio. When working with buyers, there are not many agents in the entire city that have the ability to understand and know the best locations in every price point. Getting properties ready to go to market and working with home buyers to find that perfect property are two things I love to do.

What should potential clients know about you?
I have always thought of my work as taking care of people—start to finish—and even beyond. People are the ones that need the attention. The working relationship, whether with seller or buyer, becomes a bit of a marriage. When they need me, I am there with the best advice, like it or not. That’s my job, and that’s what they depend on me for. When clients give me the honor of working with them, whether to represent their home or to purchase another on probably the largest transaction of their lives, I show my appreciation by giving them my absolute best.

Pinnacle Estate Properties, Inc.
Sean Curts

971 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village
818.357.8969 | 805.222.6000
CALRE# 01496255

“The trust of my clients has been earned by going beyond what is ordinary within the real estate industry.”

Sean Curts is a licensed realtor and member of the Conejo Valley Board of Realtors serving the Conejo Valley, Simi Valley, Moorpark, and beyond since 2006. He is a consistent multimillion-dollar producer who has sold over 300 homes since his start, creating one of the best teams at Pinnacle Estate Properties company-wide. He currently lives in the Conejo Valley and has been a proud resident of the area for the past 35 years. He is involved in many local charities, including the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He received his Bachelor’s of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

What about you and your team would you like potential clients to know?
My brokerage is an established leader and has a reputation for its expertise in representing some of the finest homes in the community. In part due to our powerful local brand, we have been chosen to represent Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, a “by-invitation” global network responsible for more transactions each year than any other real estate network. Our affiliation with this organization provides strong connections to well-respected firms in over 40 countries and the benefit of a referral program that makes over 40,000 client introductions each year. This relationship gives our properties additional global exposure and has proven to be a beneficial source of buyers.

Why should potential clients choose you?
As part of a locally owned, independent company, I understand that knowledge, trust, and innovation matter the most, any day of the week. The trust of my clients has been earned by going beyond what is ordinary within the real estate industry. My purpose is to challenge the status quo in the real estate industry – always. Most importantly, I live in the community I serve, which provides me with a unique and in-depth perspective.

Yana and
Engel & Völkers & Crescent Realty
Yana & Alex Galuz

21241 Ventura Blvd., #209,
Woodland Hills
Yana: CALRE# 01454066
Alex: CALRE# 01291486

Home is more than an object or property, but rather, the fullness of life that begins and ends the day in the most important space we know: home.

Los Angeles natives residing in Hidden Hills, Yana and Alex Galuz are a husband-and-wife team specializing in global, luxury homes and estates. Known for providing in-depth knowledge and strategic analysis of market trends, their success is their ability to deliver beyond the transaction of selling properties. It begins in helping clients discover their new life that awaits in their new home. Real estate is in their DNA. Alex brings 20 years of commercial and residential real estate experience; providing a unique perspective to a frequently emotion-driven process, while Yana’s background in architecture and design allows a fresh way of showcasing and featuring bespoke estate properties. Whether across the street or across the globe, the couple delivers the utmost competence, exclusivity, and passion for all that they do.

Why have you been so successful?
We feel the true meaning of luxury has been lost by a monolithic industry. As a boutique brokerage, our formula is simple: Evoke experience. Ensure the best possible outcome while maintaining the highest level of handcrafted service with trust and integrity.

Why should potential clients choose you?
Sophisticated systems and marketing technology are just starting points. Every office has them. And while we believe ours are superior, clients choose us because we’re their ultimate listing tool! We marry knowledge of the market, innovative strategies, and personal interest for the community we serve. Selling Calabasas and Hidden Hills is selling a lifestyle. As a lifestyle brand, we’re the only brand with an in-house yachting and aviation division. We leverage these divisions and market our listings to a discreet rolodex of buyers, having the requisites and caliber to live within our desired gated communities. And that’s just the beginning.

How do clients benefit from your knowledge of the community and local culture?
When we moved from Beverly Hills, we immersed ourselves into the local culture. Our daughters attend nearby schools, take horseback riding, and as a family, we participate in annual events. We understand firsthand the mindset of prospective buyers drawn to this neighborhood.

Nicole and Gary
Engel & Völkers
Nicole Van Parys
Gary Nesen

2267 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas
Nicole: CALRE# 01108944
Gary: CALRE# 01882366

“Real estate is not our job, it is our lifestyle.”

Nicole and Gary’s independent yet complementary work strategies make them the ideal team in life and real estate. Together they provide an outstanding level of market knowledge and professionalism, allowing them to be consistent top producers in the industry. Their accomplishments stem from their continuous commitment, focus, and passion for their clients. As Engel & Völkers’ Top 5 Agents worldwide and zealous world travelers, their international presence attracts high-end buyers globally. Their success comes from their creative expertise and the insight they possess to assist clients in making intelligent real estate investments during any market cycle. With over 25 years of real estate experience in Southern California, the one piece of advice they wish to instill in every young mind is: Success comes from consistency, integrity, devotion, and diligence in all things.

What areas do you specialize in?
Our company has European heritage, and we specialize in the luxury market. Our listings are exquisite, and our clients are passionate. We find that our business seamlessly integrates with our personal life, highlighting Sherwood, Hidden Hills, North Ranch, and Hidden Valley as our natural niche. We would list our specialties as passion, diligence, and first-class service for our beloved clientele.

What separates you from your competitors?
Real estate is not our job, it is our lifestyle. We integrate our business into every aspect of our lives, and the relationships we build fuel us. Personal attentiveness and relationships are among the foundations of our team. As our founder Christian Völkers stated, “Engel & Völkers started as a group of friends with a vision. That spirit is still alive!”

What do you feel is the most rewarding aspect of your work?
The privilege of finding a client’s dream home or finding the perfect buyer is spectacularly surreal. Suddenly, the entire equation makes sense, and it is simply magic. Ushering our clients into the next chapter of their lives is truly a remarkable experience, one that connects us for life.