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Richard Stearns
Brentwood - West Office

ABOUT

Richard Stearns is Co-Founder of Partners Trust, now Pacific Union, a Los Angeles-based real estate brokerage that has grossed more than $10 billion in sales since its 2009 inception. Considered one of the leading real estate agents on L.A.'s west side, Stearns is consistently recognized as a top pro ... read more »

Richard Stearns is Co-Founder of Partners Trust, now Pacific Union, a Los Angeles-based real estate brokerage that has grossed more than $10 billion in sales since its 2009 inception. Considered one of the leading real estate agents on L.A.'s west side, Stearns is consistently recognized as a top producer by The Wall Street Journal, and named to both Variety Magazine’s Los Angeles Real Estate Elite and Hollywood Reporter’s Top 25 Real Estate Agents. With career sales that exceed $1.5 billion, Stearns possesses an impressive understanding of the Los Angeles real estate market and emphasizes the importance of clear and timely communication among agents and with his clientele.

Along with three fellow founding partners, Stearns established Partners Trust, now Pacific Union, in 2009 with the ambition to create a real estate culture that required and went beyond associates playing at the highest professional and ethical level. He constantly strives to distinguish Partners Trust, now Pacific Union, as an agency whose associates empower one another to thrive and develop enduring, reliable bonds with their clients. Having imbued Partners Trust, now Pacific Union, with far more than what is expected of a typical brokerage, Stearns has fostered a camaraderie of esteemed associates who offer unparalleled real estate services based on a foundation of trust. With a strong affinity to and knowledge of the Westside market, from Beverly Hills to the coastline, Stearns has become renowned among Los Angeles brokers.

Richard Stearns’ forte combines his astute knowledge of the Los Angeles real estate market and his appreciation and respect for each client. Distinguished for his insightful and accurate handle of inventory, values, and trends of the various micro-markets on the Westside, Stearns is reputed for his off-market intelligence and acumen for pricing.

Having grown up in Binghamton, New York, attending Cornell University in Ithaca, and living in New York City, Richard Stearns has the ideal can-do east coast mentality. He has forged roots and made his mark in Los Angeles, where he moved in 1984. He was recruited to work in marketing at Mattel Toys, but left Corporate America to pursue his entrepreneurial passion and his career in real estate.

When not representing his clients in the buying or selling of real estate, Richard Stearns serves as the head of scholarship and fund raising for Cornell University’s Los Angeles board of directors and sits on the University Council in Ithaca. He and his wife are deeply committed to the Alzheimers Disease community and sit on numerous local and national boards, taking them around the country to battle this disease. He spends time volunteering at the UCLA Blood Center and he plays and works out at the Jonathan Club. When not leading his peers in the industry, Stearns can be found searching for hidden mountain bike trails throughout the Santa Monica mountains. read less «

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495 Dalehurst Avenue | Los Angeles
495 Dalehurst has been re-imagined, re-engineered & rebuilt by the renowned group at ANR. It has been taken down to the studs, expanded & its magnificence is waiting for you! The new 495 Dalehurst is approx. 5,534 sq.ft. on a raised corner w/ views. There are 4 bed suites upstairs plus a landing/homework area. The master is a true work of art w/ 2 huge closets, views, fireplace, dressing area & luxury bath. There is a 5th suite downstairs. Kitchen opens up to an expansive great rm w/ outdoor areas, & multiple indoor dining & playing areas. True top of the line gourmet kitchen. Huge beautiful living rm w/ period fireplace. Oversized formal dining rm w/ French doors opening to a lovely backyard w/ mature trees & hedges. In the coveted Warner school district. Close to UCLA & WW Village. Features include: iPad controlled smart house, surround sound, Lutron lighting system, multi-zoned central heat & AC, Red Oak Hardwood Floors, wine wall, Marble, Porcelain & Limestone surfaces.
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370 20 Th Street | Santa Monica
2016 Beautifully Remodeled 5BR, 5BA home. This special home offers indoor/outdoor living at its finest! Grand sized Living room w/fireplace, French drs to front patio & opens to large formal dining. Chef's kitchen, Wolf, Sub-Zero refrigerator, 2 dishwashers. 2 Carrera isles & bkfst booth lead to family rm w/fireplace, plus en-suite guest/office. A sitting area upstairs leads to hidden bonus rm. Mstr. suite includes a fpl, sitting area, bonus rm & walk-in closet. Carrera Marble bathroom, his/her vanities, sumptuous shower, & freestanding bathtub. 2 additional bedrooms share a large bathroom w/tub & shower & 2 vanities. En-suite 4 th BR w/walk-in closet. Private lush yard w/Encaustic tiled patio & room for a pool, mud rm & laundry. 3 Car gar.
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1669 San Onofre Drive | Pacific Palisades
Last listed at $22,000,000
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370 Via Florence | Pacific Palisades
Last listed at $8,850,000
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959 North Alpine Drive | Beverly Hills
Last listed at $8,750,000
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31615 Sea Level Drive | Malibu
Last listed at $8,000,000
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31615 Sea Level Drive | Malibu
Last listed at $8,000,000
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1420 Moraga Drive | Los Angeles
Last listed at $7,995,000
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222 20th Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $7,795,000
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12730 West Sunset | Los Angeles
Last listed at $6,995,000
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833 Amalfi Drive | Pacific Palisades
Last listed at $6,495,000
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621 Marguerita Avenue | Santa Monica
Once in awhile an extraordinary home like this becomes available in Santa Monica. A property that combines a prime location and street with a huge lot with an array of amenities one can usually only dream about. 621 Marguerita delivers a wonderful and unique compound on a private oversized lot. Built in 2010, this wonderful home combine the finishes, comfort and grace of a classic Hamptons/Nantucket home overlayed with a modern California vibe. A must see!!
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Brentwood | Los Angeles
Last listed at $6,200,000
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495 Dalehurst Avenue | Los Angeles
Last listed at $5,995,000
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1740 Westridge Road | Los Angeles
Last listed at $4,995,000
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224 18th Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $4,995,000
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428 Alta Avenue | Santa Monica
Last listed at $4,800,000
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11166 West Sunset | Los Angeles
Last listed at $4,495,000
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800 Toyopa Drive | Pacific Palisades
Last listed at $3,995,000
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10723 Le Conte Avenue | Los Angeles
Last listed at $3,995,000
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418 South Arden Boulevard | Los Angeles
Last listed at $3,275,000
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931 Iliff Street | Pacific Palisades
Last listed at $2,995,000
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937 Centinela Avenue | Santa Monica
Last listed at $2,995,000
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545 Catalonia Avenue | Pacific Palisades
Last listed at $2,895,000
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433 9th Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $2,895,000
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428 Sycamore Road | Santa Monica
Last listed at $2,875,000
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1030 Kenfield Avenue | Los Angeles
Last listed at $2,795,000
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9030 Briarcrest Lane | Beverly Hills
Last listed at $2,695,000
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345 11th Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $2,695,000
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633 Marguerita Avenue | Santa Monica
Last listed at $2,595,000
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427 Sycamore Road | Santa Monica
Last listed at $2,595,000
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12117 La Casa Lane | Los Angeles
Last listed at $2,395,000
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16772 Monte Hermoso Drive | Pacific Palisades
Last listed at $2,349,000
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1006 Wellesley Avenue | Los Angeles
Last listed at $2,295,000
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1504 Schuyler Road | Beverly Hills
Last listed at $2,195,000
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1412 Warnall Avenue | Los Angeles
Last listed at $2,145,000
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128 Georgina Avenue #5 | Santa Monica
Last listed at $2,050,000
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12233 Octagon Street | Los Angeles
Last listed at $1,995,000
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3682 Mandeville Canyon Road | Los Angeles
Last listed at $1,995,000
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2501 Pearl Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $1,950,000
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1010 North Tigertail Road | Los Angeles
Last listed at $1,900,000
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1010 North Tigertail Road | Los Angeles
Last listed at $1,900,000
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2128 Pier Avenue | Santa Monica
Last listed at $1,895,000
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1751 South Canfield Avenue | Los Angeles
Last listed at $1,849,000
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4133 East Blvd | Los Angeles
Last listed at $1,795,000
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1341 Beckwith Avenue | Los Angeles
Last listed at $1,595,000
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1128 17th Street A | Santa Monica
Last listed at $1,529,000
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2123 Pier Avenue | Santa Monica
Last listed at $1,495,000
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2344 27th Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $1,450,000
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1704 Hill Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $1,349,000
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1907 Kelton Avenue | Los Angeles
Last listed at $1,329,000
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13121 Dewey Street | Los Angeles
Last listed at $1,259,000
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670 Las Lomas Avenue | Pacific Palisades
Last listed at $1,250,000
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1235 Yale Street #3 | Santa Monica
Last listed at $1,075,000
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502 San Vicente #301 | Santa Monica
Last listed at $1,065,000
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330 South Reeves Drive #102 | Beverly Hills
Last listed at $995,000
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502 San Vicente #101 | Santa Monica
Last listed at $995,000
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2318 2nd Street #3 | Santa Monica
Last listed at $995,000
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3715 Corinth Avenue | Los Angeles
Last listed at $849,000
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1944 Glendon Avenue #301 | Los Angeles
Last listed at $839,000

Reviews

Richard, Thank you and it was a pleasure working with you and your clients. You are a consummate professional and we know your clients will love the home as much as we have!!! Regards, Scott
- Scott
Richard Stearns was working on our purchase out of a tent while bicycling across the state for a charity ride. We were very pleased with the representation we received from Richard on the sale of our old home and purchase of our new house. His help was indispensable and he was available to us literally day and night. Weekends, too.
- Anna D. and Jesse L.
I consider it a stroke of great good fortune that I found Richard Stearns to represent me in the purchase of a new home and the sale of the old one last spring. I enjoyed and appreciated his singular intelligence, personableness, and wit. He was perceptive and forthright. I felt I was in trustworthy as well as able hands. I was impressed and amazed at how quickly he moved when speed was of the essence and how adroit he was when strategy was required.
- Shoshana G.
We recently sold our property in Santa Monica and simultaneously found a perfect property to purchase, also in Santa Monica. I must tell you that Richard’s assistance and guidance was invaluable to us, not only in terms of our financial best interests but also in structuring the logistics and timing of both transactions. Richard went above and beyond what I would have expected from a real estate agent and the results were outstanding.
- KD & BD
We had the pleasure of working with Richard Stearns on the sale of our home on 11th Street north of Montana in the spring of 2010. Richard's guidance and leadership during the sale of our home was exemplary. His knowledge of the market and his keen understanding of how to model, prepare and price our home lead to a very swift and successful sale, above asking price. We continued working with Richard as we searched for a home to buy. After a few months, we decided to rent for a year and he assisted us in that transition. After a year of renting, we worked with Richard again to identify, negotiate and close on our new home in the Palisades. His perseverance and attention to detail throughout our long association has been very much appreciated by our entire family. We are now happily settled into our new home and would recommend Richard without reservation to anyone seeking to buy or sell their home.
- Z.D. & K.D.
Thank you again for all of your help with the purchase of our first home on Jonesboro Place! Working with you (and with Partners Trust) was absolutely essential in allowing us to win our dream home despite the 27 other offers made on it within the one-week offer period. Your guidance surrounding our offer was simply impeccable with respect to price, conditions and timing. Also critical was your willingness to allocate the time, energy and Partners Trust resources to ensure that our offer was accepted and that our transaction was closed in the 10 day-period. Simply put, we could not have made this purchase without you! We can’t wait to show you our home once renovations are completed.
- Pete W.
We want to thank you again for all your help & patience in finding a beautiful home for our family. We couldn't be happier! And we have already referred you to a couple of friends. Enjoy the rest of the summer.
- Pamela K.
After all the time and work (not to mention aggravation) I certainly never expected to get a gift from you. You are a real professional, and a great guy, and it was more than a pleasure to work with you. I was not always on my best behavior, and despite that, you never lost your cool, patronized me, or got snippy with me (my least favorite thing). Your patience is really rather remarkable, and I am sure it stands you in good stead in your business, as well as life. So, as our friend Larry said, you are a mensch and a class act. I will be recommending you whenever I have the chance.
- BT