Louis DeLaura is a top-producing Malibu and Hancock Park real estate professional who started in the industry early on thanks to being raised by two high-end residential architects. While assisting his father on projects, he saw first-hand what it takes to build and sell a home early in her youth.
Under his parent’s experienced tutelage, Louis gained an early understanding of successful client relationships and a keen appreciation for architectural aesthetics. He further developed these aesthetic sensibilities as a Fine Arts major at Pepperdine University, where he was dubbed an Outstanding Graduate and received a prestigious Service Award in Art.
His creative inspiration and artistic ambition have given Louis a unique and sharp eye for aesthetics and home design. He is always happy to share that expertise with her clients when looking for new homes. It is a testament to Louis's abilities that several world-famous interior designers have occasionally reached out to hire him specifically and ask for his design advice.
Louis's visionary talents are a significant advantage to sellers because he is skilled and thoughtful when crafting innovative and strategic marketing plans that utilize various forms of media. He excels at preparing and reorganizing properties to make them stand out on the market. With buyers, Louis can spot things other realtors might miss and loves to help clients realize what they want and then find a way to make it happen.
Although Louis is determined and deliberate in every move he makes, he prides himself on never rushing or pressuring his clients into making quick decisions. Even if it takes years to find the perfect home, Louis is patient and happy to be a consistent and loyal advocate.
Throughout his years in the business, Lous has received multiple accolades for his outstanding work ethic and customer service. While working at Keller Williams Larchmont, he was recognized as Rookie of the Year and received the Bronze Award in Production. In recent years Louis was ranked in the Top Ten in Sales Volume & Gross Commission Income at Sotheby's International Realty and asked to speak on the 2019 panelist for "Tips from the Rising Stars."
Apart from real estate, Louis has continued to nourish his love of art by attending art shows, assisting artists, and working for various notable fine art galleries throughout Los Angeles––including the Fahey Klein Gallery on La Brea. He has even begun curating his own personal collection.
Ernie Stone is a passionate, seasoned real estate agent specializing in high-end luxury properties in Malibu, Hancock Park, and Los Angeles. Inspired by the luxurious architecture in Los Angeles, he began his real estate career as a listing agent in 2017 and stayed consistent on the grind to build his business from scratch. With over four years of experience in the industry, Ernie’s dedication to client service, hospitality background, unmatched work ethic, and pursuit of excellence allows him to serve clients to the highest order.
His interest in anthropology, finance, history, and architecture allows Ernie to get as emotionally invested as possible to ensure his clients get the best service possible in the industry. Ernie has a passion for being the best at what he does.
Ernie works hard to ensure that every minute detail is taken care of from start to finish, providing the utmost professionalism while keeping the client's needs as his top priority. Not only does Ernie work closely with his clients to intuitively understand their vision, but he also fosters and builds friendships and relationships with them past closing.
Since the real estate industry is constantly evolving and growing, Ernie stays up to date with the latest real estate trends to cater to the unique client’s demand. He prioritizes reading architecture and history publications that allow him to develop a multifaceted approach to luxury real estate. His well seasoned and nuanced eyes keep track of properties to ensure each client has a positive buying or selling experience.
He empowers his clients with abundant knowledge and awareness to make them feel comfortable and informed enough to take big steps. He works hard to provide white-glove service to his clients and make the process of buying and selling homes as smooth as possible.
Besides being a luxury real estate agent, he is also a professional tennis coach. His determination, respect, and passion for this sport have led to his biggest accomplishment, as Ernie built a tennis business from scratch and has trained over 100 students. He loves providing recreation and entertainment options for the community. As for Ernie, it feels meaningful and gratifying.
He's been living in Mid Wilshire and Downtown LA for the past five years and pursuing his dreams to make his family proud. While he serves the community as a local tennis coach at racket clubs and hotels. Ernie enjoys reading, entertaining, and connecting with the community.
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DeLaura Real Estate Team is always willing to go above and beyond to serve our clients’ needs, and always are readily available at a moments notice. Additionally, the team is more than happy to help any client with questions regarding art for their homes.