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Smith & Berg
Brentwood - Central Office

Smith and Berg Partners COMPASS, led by F. Ron Smith and David Berg, is a team of So Cal real estate experts, covering the entire Los Angeles area, from the hills to the sea. Each agent is uniquely qualified with the expertise, relationships and focus to represent buyers, sellers, developers, investors, banks, corporations and all others interested in the opportunity to be a part of the Los Angeles real estate dream.

We are so proud of this team of real estate experts who love what they do and have enormous fun while doing it. You are invited to read more about each of us here.

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  • Office: 310.500.3931
  • CalBRE #: 00961954 | 01481236

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1722 San Remo Drive | Pacific Palisades
Spectacular unobstructed 180 degree City, Canyon & Ocean views a top a private elevation on the rim side of San Remo Drive in Rivera. 5Bed/6Bath Traditional has 8,004 SF of living space situated on a 34,626 SF Lot with pool. Grand Terraces surround this sophisticated hm w/ office & bonus. 3 beautifully appointed fireplaces. Kitchen has 2dishwashers, 4ovens, range & over-sized island. Grand Master suite is expansive w/ lavish dual marble baths & walk-in closets
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2511 Beverley Avenue | Santa Monica
One of Santa Monica's finest Arts and Crafts-style homes, 2511 Beverley is perched atop the highest hill in Ocean Park halfway between the Santa Monica Pier and Abbot Kinney (a five-minute drive from the 10 Fwy) with sweeping views of Santa Monica Bay, Catalina Island, and the city lights. Walk to the shops and restaurants of Main Street and some of the most popular surfing and beach life in the world. This private gated residence was built in 1912, meticulously restored to its original character and updated with modern fixtures and amenities for today's modern California living. This home is surrounded by an unrivaled expansive park-like ocean-view yard with lush landscaping. At approx. 16,000 square feet, it is the largest single-family lot in otherwise densely-developed Ocean Park. The guest bungalow is a resort unto itself, complete with its own kitchen, living room, 2 bedrooms and bathroom, and charming hill-top ocean-view patio.
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12300 Darlington Avenue | Los Angeles
Once in awhile an extraordinary home like this becomes available in Brentwood. Newly constructed in 2013 with over 3,500 sq ft of living space 4Beds/4.5Baths - This stunning Contemporary Mediterranean home captures the warmth & beauty of Southern California living. Skillfully appointed with stunning finishes, inspired architectural elements, high ceilings & beamed detailing. Well-proportioned entry, living room & dining areas are scaled for comfortable yet elegant entertaining. Thoughtful use of wood floors, decking & wrought iron add to the enhanced designer style. A south facing backyard affords ample sunlight throughout the day. Outside also features: dining area, sitting areas, grassy yard & fire pit. Located moments from the Brentwood Country Mart, Farmer's Market, shopping and Brentwood Country Club. We welcome you to enjoy 12300 Darlington Ave - A long awaited quality Brentwood home with designer sensibility. Come to visit and prepare to stay.
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581 South Burlingame Avenue | Los Angeles
Built on one of Brentwood's most beloved streets, across from the Brentwood Country Club, this 7Bed/10Bath classic Californian home is ideally situated to enjoy the best of the west side lifestyle. Built in 1989 with over 6,928 sqft of living space and a pool house, 581 S. Burlingame offers a newly renovated kitchen w/stainless steel appliances , office, gym, formal living & dining rms as well as additional family rm off the 2nd story. Views of the Club can be seen from all east facing rooms while greenbelt views are captured throughout the remainder of the home. Gated & Hedged, the home also features a spacious grassy yard w/pool, spa. Welcome home.
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936 Chantilly Road | Los Angeles
This classic Mid-Century Modern home has been lovingly updated keeping intact the original, unique character that was intended in 1965. Clean lines dominate this stylish single story 3 Bed / 2.5 Bath home featuring: double fireplace, kitchen, formal dining room, family room and formal living room - all with original wood floors. Positioned well above the street on a 17,334 sq ft lot, almost every room has views of the lush hillsides surrounding the home. East facing rooms enjoy access to the pool complete with original statues, changing cabana and outdoor entertaining spaces. Those seeking views, cool vibes, and architectural sophistication with an indoor/outdoor California lifestyle flow will truly appreciate the way this home delivers. Conveniently tucked away from the city and only two minutes from Sunset welcome to 936 Chantilly Road - a Mid-Century architectural gem.
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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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9540 Oak Pass Road | Beverly Hills
Located in a gated private community, this Spectacular gated 8,800 square foot Nantucket style home has 7 bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms on a 77,000 square foot lot. The backyard offers a rolling lawn that spills into gorgeous canyon and ocean views, while a pool, spa and outdoor kitchen, provide the perfect space for entertaining or relaxing. The kitchen is a chef's dream with white Viking appliances, while the living room, family and dining room are all perfectly sized. With extraordinary details and dramatic scale throughout, this light filled home also boasts a five car garage and a guest house reminiscent of a suite at the Four Seasons with a living room, dining room and bedroom suite plus its own private garden. (See private remarks regarding HOA dues.)
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840 Leonard Road | Los Angeles
Wonderful one story Mid-Century Modern located on cul-de-sac across from Kenter Canyon Elementary. Offers 3,361 SF of living space on a 10,428 SF lot. Appointed with 5 Bedrooms and 4.5 Baths. Den boasts coffee bar/wet bar that opens to spacious living room with shared rock fireplace with built-in seating around the hearth. A great space to entertain! Formal dining and Living room look out onto beautifully terraced backyard with room for pool & spa. Kitchen expands onto informal sitting area with cozy brick wood burning fireplace. Clearstory windows offer views of mature sycamore trees. Built-ins surround sitting area off kitchen making it an ideal space to lounge or work. Master suite employs dressing area, walk in closet, vanity sinks and lovely private custom shower with indoor/outdoor feel. Views of yard from master make this the perfect retreat. All rooms located on one wing. Great floor plan. All new windows and recessed lighting. Entire home has been beautifully maintained.
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135 Palisades Avenue | Santa Monica
The dramatic vision of artist Roy McMakin, this 6 bed, 7~ bath home sits on a 17,500 Sq. Ft. lot in one of L.A?s most desirable neighborhoods. Behind its beautiful 1920?s fa~ade this whimsical home is full of exquisite elements & a clear attention to detail. The large living room features French doors that open onto the courtyard of olive trees & lavender, while windows in the adjacent office space provide a view of the beautifully landscaped yard that runs along the side of the house. The kitchen & family room at the back of the house have concrete floors that spill onto the back patio, creating the ideal combination of indoor/outdoor living. One of the light filled bedrooms can be found on the first floor while the other four are upstairs along with a library, den and four unique bathrooms, one of which features a Japanese soaking tub. The backyard offers a sprawling lawn, large patio, ~ basketball court, separate pool area and garage w/ a guest house perfectly situated above.
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434 North Greencraig Road | Los Angeles
With a long dramatic set back from the street this Rustic 5BD/3.5BA 2-story Mid-Century Modern offers 1960's enthusiasts the chance to own and build upon their architectural dreams! Positioned in a quiet Park like setting framed by wonderful mature trees and plants, 434 Greencraig Road is an opportunity for those seeking relaxation and greenbelt views a chance to own a piece of tranquil Brentwood. Known as having one of the most coveted school districts on the Westside, Kenter Canyon is also home to hiking trails, streams and parks! Imagine being in the center of it all! Invite friends to enjoy the canyon life. You'll have spacious patios for entertaining, large rooms for guests to mingle and plenty of parking. And, after you're done entertaining, wind down from the day's activities in your over-sized master suite with room for gym, office and sitting area - All overlooking your lush backyard complete with seasonal brook.
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1021 Wellesley Avenue | Los Angeles
This Stunning Spanish inspired 4,824 sq. ft. home w/ 5 beds & 5 ~ baths sits on a 10,689 Sq. Ft. lot overlooking a picturesque wooded creek. The home was built with a clear attention to detail: excellent floor plan, custom cabinetry & exquisite stone & tile work. High ceilings give the home an elegant feel while oversized windows flood the home w/ light; creating the perfect marriage between grand & comfortable California living. The kitchen & family room at the back of the house have views of the perfectly manicured lawn and creek w/ room for pool. Kitchen features stainless steel appliances & stone countertops. Also downstairs, a maids room w/ en-suit bath, laundry rm & a living rm featuring French doors that open onto a cobblestone courtyard. Adjacent to the living room, a detached office with views of the beautifully landscaped front yard. Completing the downstairs, a Wine Room with Venetian plastered walls, bar sink & wine racks. A sweeping staircase w/ wrought iron carries your
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1000 North Norman Place | Los Angeles
A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY FOR CANYON LIVING IN BRENTWOOD. Stunning 4 bedroom / 4 bath Contemporary Ranch home situated on lower Norman Place. The large 24,373 sqf lot is mostly flat and offers privacy from the surrounding properties. Lease is available for short term only. Property is available to lease through December 2015.
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966 Casiano Road | Los Angeles
Approx 3,400 SF property on 10,000 SF Lot. This 3 BR/3 BA home is located in a quiet neighborhood and has many original features. Two of the bedrooms and bathrooms are on one side of the home, maid's room and bathroom on the other. Formal living room is large and bright w/ built in bookshelves and a fireplace. Family room has sliding glass doors on either side which open onto separate flagstone patios, one of which has a rose garden, lemon tree & view of the Getty
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13561 Bayliss Road | Los Angeles
Recently updated, floor to ceiling windows highlight nearly every room. The spacious kitchen is a chef's dream. The home also boasts living, formal dining, and indoor laundry rooms. The master suite features a walk-in closet and newly remodeled private en-suite bath with relaxing stone shower. Recessed lighting throughout, with treetop and mountain views take this home to the next level of luxury and relaxation. With 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, the home is perfect for a family, or those looking for extra space for guests. Over 3,000 square feet of living space on a 35,760 square foot lot truly make this Brentwood Hills charmer a must see.
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11166 West Sunset | Los Angeles
A magnificent new gated home beautifully situated on a large lot (over 13,000 feet) at the intersection of Bel-Air and Westwood. Convenient and easy access to Westwood Village, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, and the 10 and 405 freeways. Gorgeous traditional architecture with motor court and dual gates. Awash in natural light, this home boasts a great open floor plan, high beamed ceilings, crown moldings, beautiful white oak floors. There are five bedroom suites, including a sumptuous master with dual closets. The kitchen/great room is a dream with wonderful work and play areas, great subzero and Viking appliances and a great view of the back yard and pool. There is also an office, family room, temp controlled wine closet and upstairs family room. The grassy back yard is large with lovely landscaping and hedges and a great custom lounging and BBQ area. The pool features a spa, waterfall and built in cover. There is an amazing indoor/outdoor loggia with fireplace and TV area.
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823 South Bundy Drive #103 | Los Angeles
NESTLED IN THE HEART OF BRENTWOOD. 12 LUXURIOUS, NEWLY BUILT TOWN HOMES BOASTING 3900-4200 SQFT. OFFERING THE SIZE AND AMENITIES ONE WOULD EXPECT IN A BRENTWOOD ESTATE, INCLUDING MEDIA ROOMS, PRIVATE GARAGES AND PRIVATE ELEVATORS. ALL THE LUXURY OF A TRADITIONAL BRENTWOOD ESTATE WITHOUT THE INCONVENIENCES OF GROUNDS KEEPING AND GENERAL MAINTENANCE. WITH RED TILE ROOF TOPS, WROUGHT IRON EXTERIOR DETAILING, ANTIQUE-STYLED COACH LAMPS, AND STONE PAVERS, THE AMBIANCE CREATED HERE IS MODELED AFTER SOME OF THE WORLD'S FINEST RESIDENCES. SIX FLOOR PLANS OFFER THE INDIVIDUAL AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE PAMPERED WHILE MEETING THEIR UNIQUELY INDIVIDUAL NEEDS. INTERIORS ARE DISTINGUISHED WITH OPEN KITCHENS, CALACATTA MANHATTAN MARBLE COUNTERTOPS, VIKING APPLIANCES, AND DARK FRENCH WHITE OAK FLOORS. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST UNIQUE AND AMBITIOUS NEW CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS EVER BUILT IN BRENTWOOD. CLOSE TO EVERYTHING BRENTWOOD HAS TO OFFER: WORLD CLASS RESTAURANTS, SHOPS, EVEN THE SUNDAY FARMERS' MARKET.
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823 South Bundy Drive #112 | Los Angeles
NESTLED IN THE HEART OF BRENTWOOD. 12 LUXURIOUS, NEWLY BUILT TOWN HOMES BOASTING 3900-4200 SQFT. OFFERING THE SIZE AND AMENITIES ONE WOULD EXPECT IN A BRENTWOOD ESTATE, INCLUDING MEDIA ROOMS, PRIVATE GARAGES AND PRIVATE ELEVATORS. ALL THE LUXURY OF A TRADITIONAL BRENTWOOD ESTATE WITHOUT THE INCONVENIENCES OF GROUNDS KEEPING AND GENERAL MAINTENANCE. WITH RED TILE ROOF TOPS, WROUGHT IRON EXTERIOR DETAILING, ANTIQUE-STYLED COACH LAMPS, AND STONE PAVERS, THE AMBIANCE CREATED HERE IS MODELED AFTER SOME OF THE WORLD'S FINEST RESIDENCES. SIX FLOOR PLANS OFFER THE INDIVIDUAL AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE PAMPERED WHILE MEETING THEIR UNIQUELY INDIVIDUAL NEEDS. INTERIORS ARE DISTINGUISHED WITH OPEN KITCHENS, CALACATTA MANHATTAN MARBLE COUNTERTOPS, VIKING APPLIANCES, AND DARK FRENCH WHITE OAK FLOORS. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST UNIQUE AND AMBITIOUS NEW CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS EVER BUILT IN BRENTWOOD. CLOSE TO EVERYTHING BRENTWOOD HAS TO OFFER: WORLD CLASS RESTAURANTS, SHOPS, EVEN THE SUNDAY FARMERS' MARKET.
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823 South Bundy Drive #107 | Los Angeles
Nestled in the heart of Brentwood. 12 luxurious, newly built town homes boasting 3900-4200 sqft. Offering the size and amenities one would expect in a Brentwood Estate, including media rooms, private garages and private elevators. All the luxury of a traditional Brentwood Estate without the inconveniences of grounds keeping and general maintenance. With red tile roof tops, wrought iron exterior detailing, antique-styled coach lamps, and stone pavers, the ambiance created here is modeled after some of the world's finest residences. Six floor plans offer the individual an opportunity to be pampered while meeting their uniquely individual needs. Interiors are distinguished with open kitchens, Calacatta Manhattan marble countertops, Viking appliances, and dark French White Oak floors. This is one of the most unique and ambitious new construction projects ever built in Brentwood. Close to everything Brentwood has to offer: world class restaurants, shops, even the Sunday Farmers' Market.
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823 South Bundy Drive #102 | Los Angeles
Nestled in the heart of Brentwood. 12 luxurious, newly built town homes boasting 3900-4200 sqft. Offering the size and amenities one would expect in a Brentwood Estate, including media rooms, private garages and private elevators. All the luxury of a traditional Brentwood Estate without the inconveniences of grounds keeping and general maintenance. With red tile roof tops, wrought iron exterior detailing, antique-styled coach lamps, and stone pavers, the ambiance created here is modeled after some of the world's finest residences. Six floor plans offer the individual an opportunity to be pampered while meeting their uniquely individual needs. Interiors are distinguished with open kitchens, Calacatta Manhattan marble countertops, Viking appliances, and dark French White Oak floors. This is one of the most unique and ambitious new construction projects ever built in Brentwood. Close to everything Brentwood has to offer: world class restaurants, shops, even the Sunday Farmers' Market.
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954 Franklin Street | Santa Monica
A rare opportunity to own in the Franklin School district! Situated on an 11,230 sq ft lot with 4Beds/8Baths on coveted Franklin Hill high above Santa Monica, this beautiful VIEW home is like no other. Enjoy expansive and uninterrupted views of the Santa Monica Mountain range, Pacific Ocean, the Getty, Downtown and at night... city lights! Featuring a large grassy yard with pool shaped like California and areas to entertain, this property is truly special and a must see. Welcome to 954 Franklin Street!
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765 Marzella Avenue | Los Angeles
Nestled in the Brentwood hills on a quiet cul-de-sac. this traditional home boasts lush seclusion in tandem with expansive city and ocean vistas. The foyer opens into the living room and flows into the charming kitchen and dining room with glass French doors unto the pool and terrace. The first story is comprised of three bedrooms while the master suite boasts its own sequestered retreat atop the second floor, complete with ample closet space, and private bath. Beyond the interior lies the sun-laden patio, pool and yard, enveloped by verdant foliage and the calming chirping of birds. A truly serene Brentwood oasis, this home presents a unique opportunity to realize an unrivaled hilltop getaway. Short sale, subject to lender approval. All offers will be reviewed on December 4, 2017 at 12:00pm.
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1551 Benedict Canyon Drive | Beverly Hills
The perfect canvass for you to create your next Real Estate jewel. Embraced by the verdant mountainside in a prime Beverly Hills locale, this 2-bedroom home provides great opportunities. Through the foyer is the great room and even more possibilities. Secluded yet in close proximity to everything you want and need in Beverly Hills, this abode presents a wonderful opportunity put down roots in a lush, sought-after BHPO locale. All offers will be reviewed on July 16, 2018 at 12 PM.
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466 Halvern Drive | Los Angeles
Nestled atop a knoll, with sweeping city & canyon views, this gated property w/private drive is the perfect hm for those seeking privacy. Charming & bright, most rms open to terraces & the pool. 1st floor features 3beds - 1 en-suite w/ city views. The other 2beds share a Jack & Jill bath & enjoy greenbelt views. Also downstairs, a formal dining rm (seats 14), a living & family rm which have views of the pool & yard. Kitchen boasts updated appliances, breakfast nook & laundry rm. The 2nd story features a spacious master retreat w/vaulted ceiling, 2 balconies & sitting area w/spectacular views. Also on the 2nd level, is an office. Sprawling outdoor areas for entertaining incl.: a volleyball court, covered dining area & sitting areas, basketball court, & pool area. Only minutes to the Village, this contemporary/traditional hm is the perfect retreat from the bustling city below.
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11909 Foxboro Drive | Los Angeles
Best value in Brentwood @ $819 per Sq.Ft. for Brand New Construction near the center of town. 6,096 Sq. Ft. transitional traditional w/ an exceptional floor plan that starts with an open vaulted & light filled entry & includes 4 bedroom suites on the upper floor; a private entrance bedroom suite on the main level & a bedroom suite in the lower level. Enormous cooks kitchen family room combo that completely opens via oversized glass paneled doors to a grassy yard, outdoor kitchen & dining area w/ built-in seating. Lavish master suite with huge walk-in closet & large deck that over looks the backyard. Top of the line Wolf, Sub-Zero stainless appliances, Crestron/Lutron smart house/home automation, security cameras, movie-theater, gym & custom-built temperature controlled wine area. An abundance of custom wood work & finish detailing. This is a wonderfully designed home w/ sophisticated & timeless finishes that's just moments to schools, beach, hiking, restaurants, shopping & bike paths.
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112 South Woodburn Drive | Los Angeles
NEW CONSTRUCTION! 5Bed/5.5Bath Contemporary Mediterranean home located in Brentwood Circle. Featuring stunning double volume entry flanked by formal living & dining rms. Foyer takes you past a fully loaded bar, family room w/18 ft Fleetwood doors & into a beautifully appointed kitchen featuring: stainless steel appliances, counter-tops, island & custom cabinetry; complete w/Breakfast area & Butler's pantry. Kitchen offer views of the spacious backyard w/generous flat grassy yard, lounge areas, fountain & swimming pool w/spa. A gated veranda in front of the home features 2 elegant water elements & ample space to dine al fresco. Basement offers wine cellar & meditation room. Master Bedrm showcases custom double fireplace, sitting area & terrace. Master bath offers sleek finishes, walk-in closets, soaking tub & steam shower for 2. 3 addl. en-suite Beds+Maids make up the home. Carefully crafted wide plank French Oak floors, high ceilings & crown molding enhance this chic home

Reviews

Ron was recommended to me by my investment banker. What stuck in my mind was that she said he is a tough negotiator. Since I had to sell my home by myself, I needed someone strong next to me. Ron sold my house in the first week with multiple offers, got me into my new home within weeks from the sale, and he did everything that he said he was going to do. His staff is also very responsive and knowledgeable. I have already recommended him to several people.
- Francesca
The only two intelligent decisions we made during the sales process of our Santa Monica condominium were to choose Ron and his team, and then to actually listen to his advice! While we knew the target price we wanted for our home was reasonable, the market was very choppy and it was Ron who built and executed a successful sales strategy to get us exactly what we were looking for ~ in less than a week! Furthermore, everything about the escrow and close then went smoothly. The bottom line is we will work with him again and have referred him to friends aggressively.
- Michele & Schuyler
F. Ron Smith and his staff have made a normally very stressful time of selling my parents condominium as easy as possible. Moving elderly parents is never easy, but Ron and his staff were so concerned and mindful of my parent's special needs. Ron delivered everything he promised and more. Thank you Ron and staff.
- Sharon
Peggy and I would like to thank you and your staff for making this potentially traumatic experience so manageable. We always felt confident that we were in very professional hands and that our best interests were continuously represented! We received multiple offers including two that were well above our asking price. I will not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone who is looking for an outstanding realtor! (In fact, I have already done so.) Partners Trust is truly a most outstanding Brokerage!!
- Tom & Peggy
You took care of me in the style that my husband would be proud. I am blessed to have your skills and friendship in my sphere of influence.
- Sylvia Silk-Kline
Selling a home can be a stressful situation, especially when living in another state. I can't give Ron and the extended Partners Trust team enough praise and positive recommendations for taking charge of my transaction and managing the steps leading to an extremely successful sale: market analysis, preparation and renovations prior to listing, navigating the sale and closing processes, patience with me, and real-time communication every step of the way. The results exceeded my high expectations, and I look forward to working with this team again in the future!...
- Carv Moore
I would compare working with Ron to making fantastic guacamole. First, you need the right ingredients. Second, you have to know the right proportions. Third, you have to mix it just right. And last you need to eat it while it's fresh. When I first met Ron, my lease tenant was moving out rather suddenly. I had anticipated having to pay out a couple of months rent trying to find a new tenant. This was the beginning of December by the way. Ron told me that his goal would be to have a new tenant in by the end of the year. Yeah, right! Well, my old tenant moved out on the 15th and my new tenant moved in on the 20th! A minor miracle had occurred! ​ Ron said it would happen and he made it happen! I was one very happy new client! Oh, I'm not sure how this story relates to making guacamole, but Ron can probably tell you.
- Jeff Koz
I am writing this to express our sincere appreciation of your excellent representation in connection with the recent sale of our Brentwood home which we had purchased approximately 10 years ago, near the top of the real estate bubble. Thereafter, we watched its market value decline and when we decided to sell it this summer, we feared that we would be unable to recoup our investment. Your advice, step-by-step guidance and marketing prowess resulted in multiple offers in three weeks followed by a profitable sale.
- Marvin Murray
I've known Ron Smith for 15+years and have had many successful real estate deals with him. On this purchase we worked with Kelly Griffiths who found the right property for us to buy. Because of a pressured time restraint we had less than five days to purchase and close escrow. Ron and his team of experts made that happen. Once again I am grateful to Partners Trust, particularly Ron, Kelly, Eric and Anita. Nobody does it better.
- Janet S. Zonis
When we first began looking for someone to list and sell my mother’s house in Brentwood, I warned my siblings that brokers who wanted the listing would likely over-promise in order to get it. I’m not a big fan of over-promise because it usually means under-deliver, but I accepted it as part of the process. And boy did you over-promise! You’d have the house landscaped, painted, and beautifully staged in 10 days. It would show like a different house than what it had been. You’d have ten days of showings, and then deliver us multiple offers. You’d get us into escrow within 3 days after that with an offer exactly where we wanted, and you’d have a back up offer behind it. You’d get us a short escrow period, with no contingencies. You’d shepherd the deal through the closing of escrow and make sure everything went smoothly. Oh, and somewhere in the middle of that, you’d make a quick trip to China! Look, I told my siblings, it’s great that he thinks he can get all that done. If he does half of it, we’ll be way ahead. I was right about only one thing - we are way ahead. Because you didn’t over-promise and under-deliver. YOU DELIVERED ON EVERY SINGLE PROMISE YOU MADE. You literally didn’t miss a day on the incredibly aggressive time schedule you set. You did remake the house into something much better than it had been. Within 10 days of its listing, you brought us 7 offers. 3 days later we were in escrow right where we wanted, and there was a back up offer behind it. Escrow closed today, and everything went smoothly due to your shepherding. And despite the fact that I can’t tell when you did it, I know you also went to China! You are, simply, a consummate professional. A pleasure to work with you, I hope to again, and I recommend you without reservation.
- Michael Epstein
​F. Ron Smith, Eric Smith and the Partners Trust team were laser-focused when it came to selling our home. Their recommendations on preparing our home for the highest retail value were dead-on and we took their advice. Their marketing materials were high-quality, sharp and better than anyone else’s. We had used other agents in the past and they were unsuccessful. F. Ron’s Smith’s team came in with a new and fresh approach and they sold our home the first day it went on the market, nearly at full asking price. It doesn’t get much more successful than that!
- Jackie and Simon
My wife and I have known Ron for the last 10 years, and just recently closed escrow on a property on which he represented us. The transaction ended up being longer and more consuming that any of us had anticipated. These are the types of transactions that put everyone to the test. This is where we witnessed Ron’s true performance skills. He exercised his patience, will, determination, and a very high level of enthusiasm for our deal the entire way through. He brought a tremendous amount of experience to the table, with his top notch negotiating skills and an extensive knowledge of the contracts inside and out. From the first meeting we had in discussing the listing and up until the close of escrow was approx. one year and throughout that entire time Ron never lost his enthusiasm for the project, the listing, the showings and the open houses. For all the requests we had made, Ron was there for us 110%. We were so fortunate to have him represent us and I would highly recommend Ron to all of our friends and family, and anyone looking for a top notch agent.
- Greg Shain, Shain Development, Inc.
Dave couldn't have done a better job. Really stuck with me and showed a lot of character working so hard on a deal for a long time.
- Michael Sloan
It is with great pleasure that I recommend David Berg. I have known David for years and he has represented me in numerous real estate transactions with great results. I have the highest respect for his professional attitude and work ethic and would expect to do business together many times again in the future.
- Norm Schifman
David knows his markets and is extremely tactful in terms of his strategies and planning. I would highly recommend David to both experienced and first time buyers.
- Tracy and Mitch Waldstein
He was really helpful and knowledgeable regarding the real estate market. He was understood exactly what we were looking for and assisted in finding our perfect property.
- Jordan and Bret Slater
David is a savvy hard working real professional who has a focus on residential income property. He stands out from many agents due to his market knowledge, unique marketing approach and legal insights. He is someone I would use as my own agent.
- Danny Monempour
David has sold two multi-family apartment properties for my family and is currently listing a new one for us. I have found him to be very forward-thinking and proactive in getting deals done.
- David Moses
I would highly recommend David Berg of Partner's Trust as an outstanding Realtor. He recently was instrumental in selling my home that had been on the market for several months with another brokerage firm.
- Malcolm Riley
David is the ONLY broker who after approaching me with the standard realtor opening line of ..\"I have someone who wants to buy your house..\" ACTUALLY did and at the price we wanted! Dave navigated and executed flawlessly causing a seamless and stressless transaction. He under promised and over performed!”
- Scott Bresnick