Dennis Chernov 

Chernov Team specializes in San Fernando Valley real estate. Owner Dennis Chernov started the team in 2009 after the market crash of 2008. Before transitioning to real estate, Dennis worked in mortgage loans.

What fulfills you most about your career?

“The excitement of a family starting a new chapter in their life, the look that people have when they are moving into their new home, and the risk they take by buying or selling and changing their life completely bring me great joy.”

What is the biggest misconception about your line of work?

“I think one of the biggest misconceptions about real estate agents is that we are lazy or don’t ever work. We work from the second we open our eyes to the second we go to sleep. It is a job you have to be passionate about to succeed because it will consume your day-to-day.”

What do you hope to achieve professionally over the next year?

“Create a better system to assist our clients more effortlessly and establish ourselves as a great resource for the local market.”

What are some ways you and your team help clients feel they are in good hands? 

“Our team is extremely hands-on and we really do our best to communicate with our clients each step of the way. Buying and selling a home can be stressful and nerve-racking, and we do our best to make sure all parties are confident in each step of the way.” 

What services do your clients appreciate most?

“Professionalism, knowledge and knowing that we have several thousand transactions and scenarios under our belts give a sense of comfort to our clients that not every agent or team can offer.”

Is your work back to a “new normal” yet?

“Real estate is nowhere near normal. We are still seeing record-breaking sales at all-time highs. We were shut down for about three months when COVID-19 first hit but have been nearly nonstop since then.”

Tell us something unique about yourself or your work that others may not know.

“My college education was in fire technology. I always wanted to be a fireman and somehow, someway ended up doing loans and then doing real estate.”

Tell us about your social media presence.

“Our team really takes pride in social media. We believe that one of the best ways to connect with future and past clients is through the internet and social media. We not only share our listings but also show a little glimpse into our team each day. Give us a follow on Instagram or TikTok @chernovteam.

Whom do you seek out for advice?

“I like to brainstorm a lot with my wife, as she is the co-owner of this company. I also have a few close colleagues who have been very supportive.”

What are your best secrets for success?

“My best secrets for success are consistency, mindset and understanding that every business is a marathon and not a sprint.”

Describe your typical day.

“A typical day starts with the gym. I am a regular at Fitbox in Sherman Oaks and F45. It’s the best way to put me in a great mood for the rest of the day! I then head home to have breakfast with my two sons and wife, drop the boys off at school and head into the office. In real estate, every day is different—from full days of showings to days in the office on the phone. I am grateful for an ever-changing schedule to keep me on my toes.”

What are you especially grateful for today?

“Health. With COVID-19 still ever-present, we are thankful for good health in this season.”

How does being a father make you better at your work?

“I would say being a father teaches you responsibility, how to nurture a transaction, and patience. It has helped me a lot when communicating with clients.”