Rodeo Realty's Sherman Oaks agent Jeff Hartman lists home of Emmy-winning composer John Henry Kreitler


American Emmy-winning composer and songwriter John Henry Kreitler and his wife, Emmy-nominated vocalist/percussionist Patsy Meyer, have put their home in Los Angeles on the market for $1,299,000. Jeff Hartman of Rodeo Realty Sherman Oaks holds the listing, 12309 Emelita Street.The home has been featured in DIGS magazine and the Los Angeles Times.

The French Country Gated Estate is perfect for entertaining and nestled on an expansive double lot in Valley Village, offering tons of charm and natural light throughout. The inviting entryway leads you into the lovely foyer where you’ll experience the living room with bay windows and an oversized fireplace, perfect for catching up with guests unwinding after a long day or curling up with your favorite book.


The home is centered around the Open Concept Style Chef’s Kitchen that features a quaint and casual eating area, gorgeous custom red marbled granite counter tops with a large center island and prep sink, Top of the Line Appliances including a Sub-Zero Refrigerator, Farmhouse Apron Sink and even a ‘Chicago Pot Filler’ above your ‘Wolf’ Counter Top Range. The open kitchen flows beautifully into the enchanting pitched roof dining room and into the warm and comfy family room with fireplace; here you’ll catch your first view of the spacious backyard with shimmering pool, lush grounds with arbor and old-fashioned brick bbq.

The luxury master suite offers plenty of privacy, a large walk-in closet, and a Master Bath with exquisite mosaic tile work, custom designed dual vanities, an oversized frameless shower enclosure, and a jetted Jacuzzi bath set decadently in front of a fireplace. The home also features two additional good-sized en suite bedrooms, one of which has a wood-burning fireplace and French Doors that open up to the pool.

The property also boasts a nearly 900 sqft. light and bright Open Concept Guest House/Mother-In-Law Suite with separate entrance, vaulted wood ceilings, kitchenette, ¾ bath, walk-in closet, in-unit washer and dryer, independent HVAC System, and French Doors that open to the pool.

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In addition, there is an approximate 1000 sqft. State-Of-The-Art Recording Studio, ideal for music recording, film editing, and post-production. There is a large control mix room, spacious isolation booth for drums, vocals, VO, etc., and a separate machine room for equipment noise isolation. It includes a separate office (also wired for live recording) with built-in cabinets and storage, and underground cabling for video and audio feeds to booth, control and office. The studio has its own kitchen, bathroom and private patio, and off-street, gated parking can accommodate several vehicles. The studio was constructed in the original 4-car garage on the property and is separate and detached from the main residence. It has it’s own separate electrical supply and breakers, and separate HVAC system. Constructed as a ‘room within a room’ and using technology and materials from Acoustic Science Corporation. As a result, the studio has excellent sound isolation and acoustics.

The property also has a separate storage room adjacent to the studio and an outside storage area that includes large shed for additional storage.

The ten-time Emmy-winner’s credits as a composer include scores, songs, incidental, and source music for numerous TV shows such as, “Friends,” “Homicide,” “Melrose Place,” “Saturday Night Live,” and several daytime dramas and the European series, “Riviera.”

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Rodeo Realty's Joe Babajian, Ben Bacal, and Josh Flagg recognized by The Hollywood Reporter as some of Hollywood's Top 25 Real Estate Agents

The Hollywood Reporter’s list for Hollywood’s Top 25 Real Estate Agents has been released. The news first came out Thursday in THR’s September Emmy issue.

Among the 25 recognized, three Rodeo Realty agents made the list: Joe Babajian, Ben Bacal, and Josh Flagg. Rodeo Realty was one of the agencies that had the most real estate agents recognized.

“These pros aren’t feeling a SoCal market slowdown (yet) as buyers demand ever-pricier (and bizarre) amenities and eight-figure sales on L.A.’s Westside defy gravity,” said The Hollywood Reporter.

Listed in alphabetical order, below is what THR said about each Rodeo Realty agent:



The Emmy issue also includes a page congratulating the three Rodeo Realty agents.



To read more on Hollywood’s Top 25 Real Estate Agents, click HERE.

Cover of The Emmy Issue:


Barbra Stover and Josh Flagg of Rodeo Realty Beverly Hills sell penthouse of Emmy award-winning journalist Reba Merrill


Emmy award-winning journalist, Reba Merrill, has parted ways with her penthouse in Marina del Rey.

The beautifully remodeled 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom corner penthouse just sold for $1,500,000. Rodeo Realty agents, Josh Flagg and Barbra Stover, represented Merrill in her recent sell.

The two-level, 3,092-square-foot Contemporary has floor-to-ceiling glass walls that exquisitely showcase the breathtaking views of the city. The main floor features a custom chef’s kitchen, a bedroom/den, a full bath and a living room that opens up to one of two balconies. A dazzling spiral staircase leads you to the second level where there are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, including a large master suite with jaw dropping views.

The exquisite penthouse atop the iconic Marina City Club comes with a resort lifestyle offering an executive gym, free classes (yoga, stretch, cardio, spinning & more), 3 swimming pools, 6 tennis courts, 2 paddle tennis, 3 racquet ball, gourmet restaurant & bar, daytime café, room service, car wash, 24-hours gated and guarded security. The home also comes with two parking spaces and plenty of guest parking.

In a tweet, Merrill mentioned she was selling her penthouse and buying a smaller condo with a smaller view. The international entertainment journalist has traveled around the world interviewing nearly a thousand A-list celebrities and movie stars. She hosted four talks shows: REBA and Good Morning Arizona, ABC in Phoenix and Sun Up San Diego, CBS and Cox Cable’s That’s Life, which earned her an Emmy Award as well as a Cable ACE nomination. Merrill is also an author who has chronicled her life as a celebrity interviewer in her fearless memoir, “Nearly Famous: tales from the Hollywood trenches.”

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Rodeo Realty’s Martin Halfon in LA Times Hot Property


Martin Halfon of Rodeo Realty currently has a listing that is being featured in the LA Times Hot Property.

The luxury estate belonged to prolific TV producer, Alan Landsburg. The Emmy winner and Oscar nominee purchased the beautiful contemporary home in early 1998. The two-story 7,390 sq. ft. estate has a large living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room connecting to an open cook’s kitchen and a broad family room with ceiling-to-floor glass walls that overlook a luxurious pool. The second level offers two guest bedroom suites, a master suite and a private balcony that looks out into the lush canyons and city views. The upper level also has a media room with a full bar and a gym with a relaxing sauna spa.

Alan Landsburg lived in the luxurious home before passing in 2014 at age 81. He moved his family to Los Angeles in the early 1960s after receiving a job with documentary film producer David Wolper. He worked as a producer on Wolper’s popular “Biography” series that profiled entertainers, world leaders and other high-profile names. He then produced, wrote and directed “A Thousand Days: A Tribute to John Fitzgerald Kennedy,” which aired in 1964 on the one-year anniversary of the president’s assassination. During his five-decade career in Hollywood he produced 50 television movies, many of which were based on true stories and tackled important social issues. They included “The Ryan White Story,” “The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal” and Mickey Rooney’s telefilm “Bill,” which was a true story based on a mentally challenged man who was trying to adjust life outside an institution. His credits also include National Geographic specials, the adventure series “The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau,” the 1983 films “Porky’s II: The Next Day,” and “Jaws 3-D”. Landsburg was nominated for an Oscar for “Alaska Wilderness Lake,” which he produced. He was also nominated for five Emmys, winning the 1970 telepic “A Storm in Summer,” written by Rod Serling and starring Peter Ustinov, who played a crotchety delicatessen owner who ends up taking in an African American boy.

Listing agent Martin Halfon’s relationship with the Landsburg family stems back to the 1960s. He and Alan’s daughter Valerie Landsburg, who you may know from the TV series “Fame,” have been childhood friends since elementary school at El Rodeo School in Beverly Hills.

Courtesy of LA Times.

To view the featured property in the LA Times, click HERE