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Keith,  in Berkeley, CA

Are there any real estate agents who specialize in mid-century modern homes in L.A.?

Asked by Keith, Berkeley, CA Fri May 4, 2007

One of my friends in L.A. is constantly on the look-out for homes with a modern aesthetic, but it's hard for him to find out when homes in this style come on the market

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Please feel free to call me 424-777-9377 - i'll be happy to help you out.

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8 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 11, 2012
I am unaware of any Realtor that specializes in only one type of home. Most Realtors tend to work in a geographic area, just due to time and travel economics. If your friend would like assistance I would be happy to see if we can find them a Realtor that works in the areas they have an interest.
2 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Aug 3, 2008
Keith Sorem, Real Estate Pro in Glendale, CA
Dear Keith,
Yes Coldwell Banker does have an Architectural Division that is highly trained and knowledgeable. Los Angeles has the Modern Architects that your friend loves.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 30, 2010
Have him send me his contact info and I will look for him......
Web Reference: http://www.centuryside.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Aug 3, 2008
I like Keith Sorem's answer. Most buyer's agents aren't going to specialize for too long if they are going to stay afloat. They may "niche" but here's the thing . . . what if they specialize and there are no homes currently on the market in that price range and/or condition? Doesn't matter that they specialize if there's no inventory. Your friend just needs to find an "old fashioned" agent that is going to work with them for the long-haul and bird dog the listings for him.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jun 24, 2012
look in balcones heights! great midcentury homes with potential screaming!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 31, 2011

they list them all.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 27, 2011
Hi Keith...I've got one right now that is bank owned, priced under market by about $125/sq ft, at $599k, but will almost certainly go for over asking price. It is an exquisite example of this period, build in 1965 and almost completely "unmolested," in it's original state, in great condition AND it is in the hills and has amazing views to boot. This one won't last and the bank will be reviewing offers shortly. If he's serious, please ask him to contact me.
Jayne Clement
Keller Williams, Los Feliz
Cell) 213/309-5005
Fax) 323/300-1001
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 20, 2010
Hi Keith...has your friend found a house yet? If not, I work for Keller Williams agency here in Los Feliz/Silver lake area. I would be glad to help you and your friend out.

Thank you,
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 13, 2010
I specialize in mid-century architecture and work at deasy penner. Contact me at dglusker@deasypenner.com.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 9, 2010
The best agents for MCM houses are:

Crosby Doe
Deasy Penner
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 16, 2010
A realtor for the individual with an interest in design and architecture.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 29, 2010
Absolutely! This is my favorite style of architecture actually, so do enjoy deals on these type of homes the best. I am constantly searching the market for new and interesting homes with a bit of a "wow" factor, and would be happy to pass on any properties I find that may meet you or your friend's needs. Just let me know the location and criteria.

Here is one in Beverly Hills that I think looks great, that is not on the market yet, but I did receive an email about it yesterday. It is not my listing, but is a cool mid-century modern... http://.www.2286gloaming.com/mls. Of course, there are many many other options at varying prices and locations. Just say the word, and I am on it for you Sir.

Best Wishes,

Eric Smilay
Smilay Properties
Direct# 661.600.7463
Fax# 323.466.1788
twitter: @esmilay
Web Reference: http://smilayproperties.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 18, 2009
I write about mid-century modern homes on my blog - have your friend check it out!
Web Reference: http://takesunset.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 3, 2009
There are Many excellent Architectural Agents in the LA area that specialize. Check out the links from my resources page below. Also check out http://www.usaarchitecture.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Aug 3, 2009

I'm a real estate investor in the San Fernando Valley and frequently come across undervalued mid-century modern homes. There are some beautiful homes designed by Edward Fickett, Palmer & Krisel, and other popular MCM architects and developers here in the Valley.

E-mail me if you'd like to know more.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 17, 2007
Try Mossler Doe or Mike Deasy at Deasy Penny & Associates, they specialize in "architectural" homes and have a penchant for finding mid-century Modern.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 23, 2007
Hi Keith, tell your friend to hook up with a realtor he likes and trusts, then ask the realtor to notify him of that kind of property. Any realtor can search all the areas for a mid century house. Since mid century has become so popular, more agents are calling some of the average stucco boxes "mid century", but a good realtor will be able to find the architecturally interesting mid century homes when they arise. Good luck to your friend!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat May 12, 2007
Most agents specialize in a geographic area, and within that area may have areas of expertise that are more specific. I think your friend would have more luck focusing on a few primary cities/areas, and then interview some agents. If it were me I always want to sit down and talk with potential clients regarding their needs to I am sure I understand exactly what they are looking for. If I were talking with your friend, I would suggest that he do the same with agents. If they don't interview him (her), then he/she should do the same.
Sit down, explain what the target is, ask the agent about their focus, and go from there.
Hope this is helpful..
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri May 11, 2007
Keith Sorem, Real Estate Pro in Glendale, CA
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