The Keys to Success
Hard work and a focus on integrity make Adi Livyatan a best-in-class real estate pro.
Written byLaura L. Watts
Photographed byTameka Jacobs
When she was a college student studying business law at California State University, Northridge, Adi Livyatan never dreamed that she would be a top luxury home specialist for the San Fernando Valley, selling more than $300 million annually. Fast-forward to today, and that’s exactly what she’s doing—and the accolades are there to prove it.
In 2021 Adi was recognized for her sales volume and ranked #41 in the nation by RealTrends + The Thousand. She is in the top 1% of all 1,400 Rodeo Realty agents and the #1 agent in the Valley. She was included in Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Leaders of Influence” list for 2021 and 2022.
Obviously, she’s great at what she does. But what Adi values most—more than professional recognition—is her reputation. “Reputation is everything in this business,” she points out. “My biggest rule is: Don’t ever burn bridges. Be focused, loyal, ethical and most importantly, honest!”
Her career in real estate began when she and her husband, Asaf Livyatan, started flipping houses. She realized that she enjoyed the process, and people began to approach her to list their homes for them. Adi says it became “an addiction,” so she began to work in real estate full time.
“I have always been interested in real estate development,” she explains. “Seeing dirt turn into a masterpiece really excites me! I also love negotiating and making deals happen!”
Now, 12 years later, Adi has represented hundreds of buyers and sellers in various price ranges. “Each client is different and unique,” she says. “A good agent needs to recognize the individual needs of each client.”
Specializing in new construction, Adi works with residential buyers and sellers as well as developers. She advises her clients throughout each step of the process—from finding the land or the teardown property to selecting finishes and design choices to staging.
A marketing whiz, she and her team take a comprehensive approach to promoting their clients’ properties: creating videos, custom websites, international listings and advertising in local publications. After all, it takes a high-end marketing campaign to sell a high-end property. And that’s what Adi Livyatan Group is all about.
Adi’s success is partially due to her association with the firm. “Rodeo Realty is an amazing company, owned by Syd Leibovitch,” she shares. “He is a very special person who is super involved and is always there to support me.”
This Encino homeowner is one of the Valley’s biggest fans—particularly when it comes to her neighborhood, Amestoy Estates. “There is a strong sense of warmth and community,” she shares. “People walk in the neighborhood, greet each other, have community meetings. It gives me a sense of belonging.”
Adi has been married to Asaf for 20 years and is a mom to three kids: Lielle 17, and twin sons Adam and Ben, 15. She has been an active volunteer at their schools and is also involved with the Israeli-American Council and Larger Than Life, an organization that gives Israeli kids with cancer a dream trip to the United States.
A couple of Adi’s passions are traveling and focusing on fitness and nutrition. “It’s not easy with such a busy schedule, but I do my best to do things that make me feel good. The better you feel, the more you have to give to your family, your clients and people in general.”
The highlight of her successful career has been breaking records all over the Valley—specifically Encino. “I currently hold two of the most expensive listings in the history of Encino,” says Adi, who has watched the area transform into one of the most sought-after places to live. “I love what I do. Every day I get to meet new people and experience new things.”
Adi Livyatan Group
17501 Ventura Blvd., Encino | 818-285-3220 | adilivyatan.com
IG: @adi_livyatan | FB: @thelivyatangroup
The Joy is in the Journey
From international club DJ to real estate agent, Roger Drakes has walked the path to success.