SBP Headlines Worth Toasting to in 2019

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The Smith & Berg Partners team knows how to have fun. But the only way we can do that? By dominating the real estate game—together, of course. In 2018 and 2019 alone, we’ve earned an array of killer honors and highlights from the nation’s most acclaimed publications. How? Because team work makes the literal dream work.
Each member of the SBP team plays an integral role in our success, while the unwavering support from our clients, friends and family propels us forward each day. Below, get a glimpse of our latest and greatest triumphs that we’re cheers-ing to, from topping Variety Magazine‘s Showbiz Real Estate Elite list to landing features in both Forbes and the Los Angeles Times. But, hear us out—there’s a lot more where that came from.

Variety Magazine Showbiz Real Estate Elite 2019

Each year, Variety Magazine singles out America’s go-to real estate agents and teams in the industry and, in typical fashion, the Smith & Berg Partners team was ranked amongst 2019’s Showbiz Real Estate Elite. The feature highlights SBP’s near $220 million in sales in 2018, as well as the team’s most recent high-profile listings—from TV producer Larry Lyttle’s home at 781 Ranch Lane to actor Stephen Dorff’s beachfront property at 21640 Pacific Coast Highway.


REAL Trends & Wall Street Journal’s Top 250 in the Nation 2018 & 2019

The undisputed leader in ranking the performance of real estate brokerages and agents throughout the nation, REAL Trends—in partnership with the Wall Street Journal—ranked Smith & Berg Partners among their exclusive list of the top 250 real estate teams in the nation with the largest transaction volume for both 2018 and 2019. Just recently, we placed among the top 10 teams in Los Angeles. Get a glimpse of the exemplary list below.


Ranked as One of America’s Best Real Estate Teams by REAL Trends

As if SBP’s ranking among REAL Trends’ top 250 in the nation wasn’t enough, the renowned real estate media company included Smith & Berg Partners among their list of America’s best real estate teams by sales volume. SBP stole a highly coveted spot at #37 on an absolutely massive list of 670 teams, lauding the team for an impressive $171,177,633 in sales for 2018.


Smith & Berg Partners Recognized as 2019 Top Luxury Real Estate Agents in LA County

The Real Deal recently ranked the highest-performing luxury brokers between March 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019, analyzing single-family home sales of $4 million and higher to identify the 20 top-producing agents in Los Angeles. And, who do you think came in 12th place? Smith & Berg Partners was recognized by The Real Deal for a significant $131.1 million in sales volume, granting the team an epic stamp of approval.


This ‘Friends’ Producer Just Listed His Malibu Beach Compound for $14 Million

Acclaimed luxury lifestyle publication Robb Report caught wind of our Broad Beach listing and could hardly hold back their excitement for the 4,190-square-foot Malibu retreat from owner and producer Kevin Bright. The full article gives a rundown of the home’s sweet multi-level terrace, saltwater pool and, of course, 80 feet of beach frontage, explaining that “outdoor California living doesn’t get much better.” We just so happen to agree.


Actor Stephen Dorff’s Malibu Beach House Surfs Up for $8 Million

Back in February, Forbes featured SBP’s beachfront listing at 21640 Pacific Coast Highway in an article highlighting actor Stephen Dorff’s Mid-Century Modern digs. Designed by the ever-iconic Buff & Hensman duo in 1968, The Brown House is an architectural tour-de-force that writer Keith Flamer explains “has a Mad Men-ish vibe, a retro ‘1960s modern’ aesthetic—a bygone era that’s become hip again, glamorized by groovy furniture, a fireplace, wood cabinets, wood ceilings, shag carpets, and textured square tile floors.”


Top Sales: Smith & Berg Partners Scores Highest Price Sale in Brentwood

Earlier this year, Smith & Berg Partners scored the highest price sale in Brentwood in the Los Angeles Times. Located on Walther Way, the $14.6 million abode is described as “farmhouse style and features gray-painted vertical siding that accentuates the home’s tall, symmetrical front,” sitting on more than half an acre of land. Cheers to David Berg and F. Ron Smith for representing the buyer.


Smith & Berg Partners Sells Stephen Dorff’s Malibu Architectural

Smith & Berg Partners’ sale of Stephen Dorff’s Malibu architectural, set on 40 feet of oceanfront on La Costa Beach, caught the attention of none other than the Los Angeles Times. Featured as the publication’s “Hot Property,” the Midcentury Modern-style home—located at 21640 Pacific Coast Highway—is noted for post-and-beam architecture, plus owner Stephen Dorff’s acclaim on the screen (fresh off his run on HBO’s True Detective).


Green Space Surrounds This Spanish-Style Home in Los Angeles

Amongst the most acclaimed real estate publications is, of course, Mansion Global. And the SBP team is fortunate to have had 1466 San Remo Drive—a Spanish-style architectural masterpiece in Pacific Palisades—featured as their Listing of the Day. “Retaining the authenticity and warmth of the Santa Barbara-style estate, the home is now accented with modern flair,” as described in the write-up.


Malibu Beach Estate with Three Houses Hits Market for $14 Million

What happens when you snag a beachfront listing in Malibu that’s designed by Chris Sorensen, the proclaimed architect to the stars? It gets featured in Mansion Global, of course. The article highlights 31360 Broad Beach Road’s three white-stucco houses situated on a half-acre lot with 80 feet of beach frontage. Talk about epic coastal California living.


F. Ron Smith & David Berg Ranked Amongst Hollywood’s Top 30 Real Estate Agents

The Hollywood Reporter ranked F. Ron Smith and David Berg amongst their list of Hollywood’s top 30 real estate agents, praising the duo as “a go-to team for Westside developers.” Making nearly $200 million in sales last year, with a strong representation in the exclusive Riviera neighborhood of the Palisades, Smith & Berg are pleased to have made this distinguished list once again.



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