Home listed by Rodeo Realty’s Ben Bacal and David Ferrugio purchased by rapper Wiz Khalifa

Making headlines this week is a property that sold to American rapper and songwriter, Wiz Khalifa. Rodeo Realty’s Ben Bacal and David Ferrugio had the listing, which sold for $3,400,000.

The Encino home is featured on TMZ, Los Angeles Times, Curbed, and many more publications and sites. The contemporary-style house has five bedrooms and 6.25 bathrooms. The new, ultra-modern smart home features a 9-foot pivot door that takes you to the grand foyer, floating stairs, and 24-foot-high ceilings. Further, the indoor/outdoor floor plan includes a fireplace, a wine bar, and a covered patio space that overlooks the pool and spa, along with the outdoor kitchen.

Moreover, there’s an open-air terrace lounge, wrap-around balconies, and a master suite with an oversized closet with a jewelry island.  In addition, the smart home also includes an alarm system, four exterior security cameras, and a sound system throughout.

Rodeo Realty’s 2018 Summer Picnic

The weather was perfect for Rodeo Realty’s 2018 Summer Picnic! The annual event was held Thursday, August 16 at the Roxbury Memorial Park in Beverly Hills.

Rodeo Realty agents enjoyed a day filled with games and delicious food.

To view more photos of the picnic, visit our Facebook page:

Beautiful day for a picnic! Great food and amazing agents! We hope everyone had fun.

Posted by Rodeo Realty on Thursday, August 16, 2018

Rodeo Realty ranks #30 on Swanepoel Mega 1000 Brokerage List

T3 Sixty is the leading management consultancy and research company dedicated to the residential real estate brokerage industry.

The company, who has published the Swanepoel Trends Report for the past 13 years and the Swanepoel Power 200 for the past six years, has produced a new report, the Swanepoel Mega 1000—the annual analysis and ranking of real estate brokerages, franchisors and holding companies.

Recognized as one of the top 1000 for the U.S. residential real estate brokerage industry as of December 31, 2017 is Rodeo Realty.

Sorted by sales volume, out of 1000 brokerages recognized, Rodeo Realty is ranked #30.

According to the list, Rodeo Realty’s 2017 Sales Volume was $5,209 million. The 2017 Transaction sides: 5,648.

How was the list created?

According to T3 Sixty, in order to create the list, the company contacted approximately 2,500 of the largest brokerages, franchisors and holding companies in the U.S. More than 9,000 data points were collected and analyzed—with approximately 1,100 hours invested.

To view all rankings, click HERE.

Rodeo Realty's The Mulwood Team hosting annual Mulwood Community Yard Sale

On Sunday, May 20th, from 7am to 12pm, Tina Fanelli Moraccini and David Arcudi of The Mulwood Team Rodeo Realty will be hosting their Annual Mulwood Community Yard Sale.

This is a great opportunity for Mulwood residents to do some spring cleaning and sell the items they no longer need or use! Treasure seekers will be able to rummage through old items in the hopes of finding unique furniture, antiques, house-hold items, electronics, clothing and collectables!

The Mulwood Team will provide all the promotion and advertising of the neighborhood-wide event, neon directional signs, and sales stickers! They’ll even bring donuts!

Residents living in Mulwood who wish to participate must pre-register to this free event by calling David at 818.857.9805 or Tina at 310.980.3532.

Here’s how to participate:

Treasure seekers, come to the Greater Mulwood neighborhood of Calabasas and follow the signs to the yard sales on the following streets: Town Crier Road, Schuylkill Drive, De Kalb Drive, Bon Homme Road, and Carsamba Drive.

One day only! Don’t miss it!

About the Mulwood Team:
David and Tina are proud to serve the Greater Mulwood area of Calabasas, where they both live with their respective families. They have children at all three schools in the neighborhood and are very active in the community. David has been in real estate for over 27 years, and Tina, who spent two decades in PR and marketing, sold her first house at the age of 20. Together, with their vast experience, familiarity with the vicinity, and business acumen, they offer the highest level of service to the families in the Mulwood area.


Rodeo Realty ranks #26 among The 500 Largest Brokers in the U.S., according to REAL Trends

REAL Trends, the trusted source for news, research and information about the real estate brokerage industry, has announced the results of the 2018 REAL Trends 500, an independently verified compilation of the nation’s leading residential real estate companies.

According to a recent research report produced by REAL Trends, a record 1,752 firms qualified this year.

Included in the REAL Trends 500 this year is Rodeo Realty once again. The company ranked number 26 in the REAL Trends 500 with a 2017 closed sales volume of $5,209,455,330.

Rodeo Realty also ranked 117 on the closed transaction sides with 5,648 residential transaction sides closed last year. In addition to that, the company made the 2018 Billionaires’ Club, ranking 26 out of 274 entries.

“The results—turned in by the firms on this year’s REAL Trends 500—showed that the nation’s leading realty firms outperformed the market, proving that size and leadership do matter,” said The REAL Trends. “The REAL Trends 500, now in its 31st year, remains the undisputed leader in ranking the performance of residential real estate services firms. Due to the requirement of independent verification, the REAL Trends 500 is The Trusted Source for information about the performance of these firms.”

To view all the rankings, click HERE.

The Ultimate Moving Checklist

If you’re about to move home, chances are you’re probably feeling a little stressed. Don’t worry; it’s perfectly understandable. Moving house is a huge job, and it’s usually associated with emotional upheaval. During such a stressful time, you need to ensure that you’re managing your time effectively.

So, if you need some help, take a look at the tips in this Ultimate Moving Checklist.

What’s The Same About Every Move?

Three things are the same with every move, whether you’re moving locally, around the corner or moving internationally.

1. A Small Move is a Good Move

It goes without saying that the less you have to move, the easier your move will be. So, when you’re going through your things and deciding on what you want to take with you, you need to be quite ruthless. There’s simply no point in packing, moving and then unpacking inessential items. If you haven’t used something in five years, or don’t love it anymore, get rid of it. Moving house is the perfect opportunity for a clean out, followed by a garage sale.

2. An Early Start Is a Good Start

If you start early you can do a little bit each week instead of having to cram the entire process into a couple of days. Leaving everything until the last minute puts you and your family under unnecessary pressure. There are lots of things you can get started on early, such as:

a) Getting a volume estimate and a quote on the move so you can start creating an itemized budget of your moving expenses

b) Deciding if you require storage and getting it booked in

c) Packing rarely used items like unseasonal clothing, photos, books and CDs

d) Considering whether you need to organize pet or car This can be particularly important to organize if you’re moving interstate or overseas

e) Hire a handyman if you need to complete any property maintenance tasks prior to house settlement or final inspection on your rental property.

A Month Before Moving Day

Once you’ve taken into account the two truths of every move you can start making your way through the checklist, with a month to go before move day you can:

  • Start taking stock of all of your fragile and precious items so they get special attention during the move
  • If you’re renting, give your landlord at least 30 days notice
  • Consult the manufacturer instructions to figure out how to move whitegoods properly. For instance, when it comes to moving washing machines, you need to install their transit bolts to prevent the internal drum bumping and breaking while in transit
  • Organise an insurance policy through your moving company and check that it covers you and your belongings in all necessary circumstances
  • Dispose of any items that are prohibited from being moved and empty any gas and air bottles
  • Collect any spare keys that you have given to family, friends and service providers so they are ready for handover
  • Contact your employer and organise time off. Depending on the size of your move you may need the day before and the day after your move off
  • Notify important service providers of your change of address. This might include contacting your bank, doctor, insurance providers, and state road authority
  • Take an inventory of the food in your freezer and your pantry. Then create a meal plan designed to use as much of these foods as possible

Rodeo Realty's Encino agent Jayson Hooshmand featured in Top Agent Magazine 

Featured in Top Agent Magazine is Rodeo Realty’s Encino agent, Jayson Hooshmand. 

The article talks about the born and raised San Fernando real estate agent, and how he is able to provide every one of his many satisfied clients with important information that provides them maximum investment benefit. 

“I come from a real estate family,” said
Jayson. “My mom has been a Broker for
thirty years. When I was a small boy I
remember going to my mother’s office and
watching her work. I kind of got the real
estate bug and jumped right into it at the age of eighteen in 2005. Jayson has developed a stellar reputation as an agent who can be depended on to fight for his clients and make the transaction process as smooth as possible.”

According to the article, almost 90% of Jayson’s business is based on repeat and referred clients. Cutting-edge marketing, professional photo, and social media also plays a large part in Jayson’s success. 

“I do a lot of email blasts,” he said, “and I do a lot of posting on Facebook and Instagram. I’ll get some really nice photos and then just start blasting them out to all my contacts. I have over 2,000 contacts in my database and they all know when I get a new listing. I use all the platforms that are available to spread the word.” 

Another reason for Jayson’s success: a solid work ethic. 

“I wake up at 5:30 every morning and review new listings, so I can have them wait- ing for my clients at 6 am. I always try to stay educated and on top of things. I’m always studying the market.” 

Read the entire Top Agent Magazine article on Jayson below. 

Rodeo Realty’s Ben Bacal named one of America’s top real estate professionals by REAL Trends, as advertised in The Wall Street Journal

The nations’ leading rankings for agents and teams has been released. The 2017 REAL Trends The Thousand, as advertised in The Wall Street Journal, ranks real estate agents/teams in the United States by transaction sides and sales volume.

Making the rankings this year is Rodeo Realty’s Ben Bacal. In the 2017 individual rankings by average price, Bacal ranked 25 out of the 50 entries. In the 2017 individual rankings by transaction volume he ranked 46 out of the 250 entries. Bacal is now ranked in the top one-half of 1 percent of the more than 1.25 million Realtors® nationwide.

Rodeo Realty would like to congratulate Ben Bacal for once again making the rankings and being named one of America’s top 1,000 real estate professionals by REAL Trends, as advertised in The Wall Street Journal!

To view the rankings report, click HERE.

Rodeo Realty’s Beverly Hills agent Terre Steinbeck talks real estate to Patch


This week Rodeo Realty‘s Beverly Hills agent Terre Steinbeck is featured in Patch. The online site spoke with the real estate agent to get sales advice and tips.

“Always tell the client the absolute truth, even if it hurts,” tells Steinbeck to Patch. “From items that need to be removed for showing to the price of the property, be true and not wishy-washy.”

In a Q&A, Steinbeck tells Patch what she loves about working in the real estate industry.

“My favorite part is the social aspect,” said Steinbeck. “I love this business. I love door-knocking, open houses, caravan day, architecture, meeting all the new people. My closest friends now, I met by their first phone call to me, “can you find me a house or can you sell my house?”

Steinbeck also gives advice to those trying to sell their homes and also to those who are looking for a new home right now.

To read more on what Steinbeck has to say, click HERE

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