A Realtor® at Compass and owner of Madeleine Perez Properties, Madeleine Perez works in residential real estate across Los Angeles. A New York City native, she was an award-winning producer for ABC News and a freelance editor for Los Angeles Magazine before transitioning to real estate.
What sets you apart from your peers?
Honesty and integrity are at the core of my business. A Realtor is more than just the person selling your home or helping you buy one—they should be a trusted partner. This business is about relationships, and my reputation with local agents sets me apart from my peers, helps my buyers secure their dream homes and gets my sellers the strongest possible offers. I also stand out because I have a huge list of vetted vendors who are the best in their fields.
What gives you the edge in your area?
The Valley is a unique market. It takes someone who lives and works here to best serve clients. It’s about knowing every listing and the intricacies of each neighborhood, having solid relationships with local agents and being an all-around Valley expert.
What is your history in the Valley?
I moved to the Valley in 2012 and fell in love with the area instantly. My husband grew up here, and now our son attends school in Sherman Oaks. I enjoy all the amazing restaurants and activities. I believe in giving back to our community, which is why I organize food and clothing drives for Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission and support other worthwhile organizations.
What would you like clients to know about you?
This business is, above all else, about my clients. There are a lot of egos in real estate, and I believe clients should choose an agent who achieves success without making it a celebration of themself. I’ve gotten a lot of referrals and repeat clients because I made sure their needs were not just met but exceeded.
How does your background enhance your work?
As a journalist, I learned valuable skills that have been essential to my success in real estate. I know how to gain people’s trust and respect, excel in high-pressure situations, and react with speed, composure and precision. I take a personalized approach with every client, ask poignant questions, listen to individual needs and deliver comprehensive advice.
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