Realtor® George Ouzounian has worked in real estate for 17 years. He was previously a mortgage broker who dealt with large banks and worked on short sales and foreclosures. Together with his partner, Gina Michelle, he specializes in the Los Angeles luxury market and has achieved almost $1 billion in sales.
What is the biggest misconception about your line of work?
“That it’s all parties, fun, glamorous and easy! We do get to create and attend some pretty incredible events and creative open houses, and we certainly meet a wide variety of interesting people. However, if your goal in real estate is to be successful and establish a credible reputation leading to long-term career stability, it is constant work and being on the go—networking, marketing, showings, open houses and long nights of paperwork. It takes dedication and love for the business. My day is never the same as the day before, and I enjoy that aspect a lot. It’s an amazing profession that I feel very blessed to be a part of.”
What are some ways you and your team help clients feel they are in good hands?
“I am a true believer in the American Dream and love nothing more than helping families achieve the goal of owning their own home. I believe strongly that it is my inherent duty to not only represent them to the best of my ability but to educate them through every step of the process so they can make the most informed decisions possible. Therefore I approach transactions from a myriad of angles—not only with an eye for the best deals but with diligence and care to ensure my clients are protected. With attention to their needs and detail, I am adept at overcoming obstacles during escrow, devising solutions that satisfy all parties and take the deal to a smooth close. Prior to securing my real estate license, I spent nearly a decade as a mortgage broker, working with multiple large banks as well as on short sales and foreclosures. As a result, I am able to quickly run numbers for my clients and accurately assess all sides of a deal, while my development experience left me with a keen eye for quality and value.”
What are you especially grateful for today?
“My wife and I just had our first child, born August 24. They are both happy and healthy, and we are all overjoyed. My team is succeeding beyond our expectations, and with all the challenges in the world today, we feel so very blessed.”