From the business
Along with my partner Grace Tualla (aka “Cricket & Grace”), our style is to listen to your questions and concerns, then give you your options using our knowledge and years of experience. We pride ourselves on taking our client requests seriously, thoroughly, and promptly! We specialize in the San Fernando Valley and are based out of Sherman Oaks. That said, we are very client based, so if our clients find other areas to their liking, we will explore with them. 80% of our closings are in the San Fernando Valley, however, we have also closed in Long Beach, Valencia, and Redondo Beach and Los Angeles recently as well. We specialize in residential housing– houses, condos, townhomes, and 2-4 unit plexes. Our office is Sherman Oaks, I live in Toluca Lake, Grace is in Lake Balboa, we have lived and worked in here for many years, so personally know the area very well. I also started my career in doing foreclosures in the Los Feliz area, so know the Northeast LA and downtown areas as well. I am also familiar with short sales, and own investment property myself. In other words, investors welcome!
Established in 2003.
In 2003, I invested in properties while working in the entertainment business. As an investor & landlord, I learned invaluable lessons in assessing and managing rental properties. In 2007, sensing a shift in the entertainment industry, I plunged into a new career as a full-time agent. People said I was crazy to start at that time, but I figured if I could make it in the bad times, I could make it in the good. For the first 3 years, I worked under with a prominent foreclosure agent, giving me experience all over the Los Angeles area. In 2010, I struck out on my own in the San Fernando Valley, where had settled in 1997. I thrived in my home territory, winning top production awards since 2011. In 2015, became Partner at PowerHouse Partners at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. In 2019, we made our way to Coldwell Banker. Late 2015, I started working with my delightful partner, Grace Tualla. With her, service, responsiveness and marketing have all been kicked up to the next level.
Meet the Business Owner
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I’ve lived an interesting life– being a real estate agent is my 4th incarnation. I trained in school to be a scientist, studying Venus and its volcanoes. Didn’t quite like that, so spent the next several years living around the world– Japan, Guatemala and France.
While traveling, I stopped in on Los Angeles and fell in love with it. Stayed with some friends in West Hills, vowing to return someday. Which I did. Found work in the entertainment industry, and did that for 10 years until I caught the real estate bug.
After investing in real estate for a couple years, I realized that I had found my passion–real estate is a fascinating and constantly changing industry. I love the challenge, and the satisfaction of seeing people realize their dreams.