Instead of ripping out native oaks in a California property with rural contemporary design, landscape architect Dave Roche preserved them within the gravel entry path and steps to the home.
Aloe africana strikes an attractive pose in the planters of an oceanfront home's green roof—one of two—in Chile. Landscape designer C. Stuart Moore elevated the already stunning surroundings with brighter plantings, such as mounds of Sesleria, blue fescue, sedums and echeverias.
A luxurious soaking tub with a marble surround is the ultimate place to relax and unwind in this master bathroom. Shutter-style doors open up to a private garden, adding to the appeal of this elegant space. Beautifully carved his and hers vanities feature a mirrored storage closet to separate the spaces, and a tray ceiling above the bathtub completes the design.
Agent Dominique Jeramaz is asked to list an $8.3-million Malibu home. She's never sold in the area, but if Dominique can find a buyer, she'll earn a $415,000 commission. On the other hand, if she drops the ball, her reputation will take a major hit in one of the most elite real estate communities in L.A. Meanwhile, an oil tycoon turns to agent Victor Kaminoff when he decides he needs out of his $45K-a-month rental to buy into a Malibu property. If successful, Victor could walk away with a $500K commission. If he fails, Victor will lose a long-term client who keeps bringing him high-end deals.
Agent Kofi Natei Nartey helps an ESPN analyst quickly relocate to a new Hollywood Hills property before his current lease expires, while Kennon Earl and Nancie Richards scramble to move a Venice property in a matter of days.
Agent Jason Oppenheim needs to find his clients the perfect property for the right price, while Kennon Earl's new client is more concerned with finding a property in the right location. Both will face challenges finding the right balance for their clients.
Vanessa Fitzgerald's new clients are longtime friends, who want to buy their first home together. They've lived in LA for a long time, but their modest budget of $800,000 will lead to a challenging search on the affluent West Side of LA. Meanwhile, Victor Kaminoff's sold nearly every home on Kings Road, so when given the opportunity to sell the same home for a FOURTH time, he's determined to keep his winning sales streak alive.
Agent Katy Landrum takes on a developer client, who doubts her abilities, in hopes that she can prove herself and gain her client's trust to be considered to list his ever growing property empire. Christophe Choo entertains a German baron who's flown overseas to find a family estate in the $20 million price range.
A veteran agent has to price, stage, and sell a property for his client who grew up in the house and is emotionally attached to it. And a young agent helps a friend and her fiance look for a starter home after toxic mold in their condo made them sick and forced them to move in with his parents.
Agent Christophe Choo has VIP clients looking to upgrade from their $5 million Bel Air home to a $10 - $12 million property. And, after super agent Valerie Fitzgerald finds a home that meets her buyer's discerning taste, a hiccup with the home inspection threatens the deal.
Actor Esai Morales enlists the help of Thomas Magazeno to sell his Hollywood Hills home so he can move to a more kid-friendly location, but an aggressive pricing strategy leaves the actor with some serious reservations. Also, agent Kennon Earl takes a trip to Kauai to advise his restaurateur clients on a new investment property; but finding them a place where the numbers makes sense proves to be a challenge.
Russian-born, American recording artist, Sasha Gradiva, is looking for a house to live, work and fulfill her creative needs in the Hollywood Hills. And Sasha isn't the only celebrity in the neighborhood. Two-time Emmy award winner Michelle Stafford has a home to sell, but in a down market, getting the price she wants is going to prove difficult.
Agent Kofi Natei Nartey tries to expand his business with a $10 million listing in Las Vegas. His plan is to cast a wide net appealing to the local, LA and international communities with target marketing. And broker David Bailey's hard-to-please client and long-time friend Joni Rim is relocating to the West Coast and is in need of a $1 to $1.5 million condo near Beverly Hills' Golden Triangle.
After bringing a small distressed property to a mega investor client, the pressure's on for Steven Aaron to advise on construction/design and pricing, but if his market advice misses the mark, his client will be saddled with a bad investment and will question their current go-to broker. Core's Richard Lupia Jr. has to find a short-term lease for actor Stephen Baldwin, who is moving to LA for his new TV show, but the actor's constantly changing wish-list makes this search anything but an sure thing.
An important client recruits Merrie Kung to help him diversify his investment portfolio with a three-bedroom rental property in Westwood on a million dollar budget, a tall order. Meanwhile, Vanessa Fitzgerald's client looks for a non-traditional office space for his music company. He wants it to be a work/live space with the amenities of a condo building.
A client challenges agent Rebekah Schwartz to sell her $2 million Marina Del Ray home. If she's successful, she'll give her the listings on her large portfolio of high-end properties around the city. And, a Southern Belle realizes the hundreds of thousands of dollars she spent in renovations didn't result in her dream home. Now she wants VFG agent, Nicole Contreras to come up with a creative way to bring buyers into the home, and get it sold, before she moves back to Texas.
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