Los Angeles! Ari Wintraub is a top-tier broker and referral partner serving the highly-competitive L.A. market. Based in Brentwood, he serves many of the most prestigious communities in the area such as Beverly Hills, B.H. Post Office, Santa Monica, Venice, and more.
Insights from our Broker Network
Throughout the years we have befriended many quality real estate brokers around the country and other parts of the world. In our effort to always provide the best possible service to our clients, we have built professional relationships and friendships with the best of these brokers and touch base on a regular basis to discuss how our individual regions are changing and learn about new services and technologies they’ve implemented. This year, we will share a collection of articles co-written with some of these amazing professionals.
This month, we are featuring Christy Curtis and Jane Sheppard, real estate brokers with Coldwell Banker in another beautiful part of the West Coast: Lake Tahoe and Truckee, California. Christy and Jane run a very successful and experienced team in this beautiful region.
According to recent Census data, California sends more new residents to King County than any other state in the US, as noted in a recent Seattle Times article. The trend makes a lot of sense considering that the two states share a time zone, a love for the ocean and a propensity for employing high-tech workers, as recently highlighted by The Wall Street Journal and the Puget Sound Business Journal,which described that the average home costs nearly $600,000 less in Seattle compared to Silicon Valley. A delegation of RSIR brokers, including our very own Barry Bergner, recently visited the Bay Area to explore these trends firsthand.
On August 19th, Barry Bergner represented SeattlebyDesign at the Northern California Sotheby’s International Realty Networking Event, along with Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty Owners Dean and Stacy Jones and a collection of brokers. Representing the Pacific Northwest region, we were among an estimated 225 attendees at the all-day symposium held at the historic Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton, CA.
The events kicked off with a warm welcome from Andrew Greenwell, CEO and Principal of Venture Sotheby’s International Realty, who is also the star of BRAVO’s hit realty TV show Million Dollar Listing San Francisco. Greenwell acknowledged the many affiliates who had traveled from as far away as Seattle and Hawaii, noting the importance of referrals and feeder markets. He also introduced Fran Santangelo, VP Global Operations for Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates, LLC, who flew in from New Jersey, along with Wendy Purvey, Chief Marketing Officer.