Buying a new house can be stressful. Buying a new house while selling your current house, working long hours, and taking care of two toddlers can be enough to drive you insane. That was our situation. Yet, somehow, Courtney and Kurt were able to take all the stress out of the situation. They are extremely intelligent, responsible, and well-informed realtors -- and on top of that they are wonderful people.Craig & Abbey DiGregorio
Courtney Smith and Kurt Wisner sold our home in Silver Lake – they made it easy, quick and fun – that’s right, fun! It’s the first time we ever sold a house and they were patient with our many questions, easing our anxiety about the process. They were a joy and a pleasure to work with and at times we even forgot we were selling a house – they did everything for us without putting us through any daily drama – which I’m sure they took the brunt of for us. We live in San Francisco and Courtney and Kurt made selling a home “long distance” easy and seamless. They took on all the details, sent us regular updates and everything was submitted on time and with ease. They even handled the details of finalizing the lease with our tenants that were moving out. I wish we had another home we needed to sell just so we could still have regular conference calls with these guys. Courtney and Kurt offer first class service with a laid back attitude - a combination that works like a charm when showing a home. Because Courtney and Kurt know the area so well they priced our home perfectly - generating interest and capturing serious buyers. After getting multiple great offers, we ended up finding the perfect buyers for our home. Courtney and Kurt knew exactly how to spruce up the home, stage it and market it -- and we ended up with a win-win for all parties involved.Kathleen & Kurt Schliemann
Courtney & Kurt are way more than just realtors. I can't tell you how helpful it is working with realtors who have been through multiple renovations and who own rental property. They helped me to estimate costs, they offered to share super helpful contacts, and they also have excellent taste, so came up with amazing, creative solutions to help paint a picture of what a potential property could become. On top of all of this, they are truly experts in their field. I may not have always listened to their advice, but let me tell you, it was always spot-on.Makisha Brown
Absolutely the best real estate team I have ever worked with. I've sold 4 properties and I wish I had found them sooner. Personable, incredibly knowledgeable, strategic and extremely professional. The advice they gave was priceless and they sold our house in 5 days at a record price WELL over asking with a bidding war! The very best agents - bar none! Still need to have that champagne!Greg & Samantha Lombardo
One of the most walkable of the East Side neighborhoods and quite possibly the friendliest. Business is buzzing on Glendale Blvd with what seems to be a new store or restaurant opening monthly. Bike along the restored LA River or stroll down one of the tree-lined streets. We enjoy the breakfast burritos at Via Corona, the #10 at Indochine, and pretty much everything at Proof Bakery. It’s all about community here, so join in the fun at the Sunday Farmers’ Market or grab a seat at the communal tables at All’acqua, Canele, Viet Noodle Bar or The Village Bakery. Most homes priced from the low $600s to $1.1M.Take a Tour →
Probably the most diverse of the Eastside hoods with hipsters, artists, old timers and Dodger Blue calling it home. Sunset Blvd and Echo Park Ave are the lifelines — offering everything from homemade tamales to tattoos, organic produce to prize-winning pizza. Check out the lilies while jogging around the lake, ascend one of the steep staircases, or take in a game at Chavez Ravine. We’re down with a beer and peanuts at Gold Room, window shopping along the Sunset, and just about anything at Dinette. Watch out for hipsters blazing down Sunset on their fixies. Most homes priced from the mid $500s to $1.3M.Take a Tour →
Long considered the heart and soul of the Eastside, SilverLake continues to be renowned for all things hip. If you’re looking for action the bars, restaurants and shop around the Sunset Junction will feed your fix.
Or if you’re feeling mellow…grab a frisbee and head on over to the Meadow. Bare feet welcome but no dogs, BBQs or organized sports. People-watching around the Reservoir, house coffee at Cafe Tropical and the outdoor beer garden at Red Lyon are all things we enjoy. Don’t miss Silverlake Wine’s tastings, a dozen at L&E Oyster Bar and and shopping at Yolk. Most homes priced from the $700s to $2.5M.
The Real Estate Mom
A Southern California native, Courtney graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southern California.
She began her professional life as a producer of tv commercials and as a Hollywood studio executive. After Courtney completed her third home renovation, she was urged to consider a new career. So began a successful run in residential real estate which now spans more than two decades. Above all, she strives for exemplary customer service with a can-do spirit.
Courtney is a mother of two, a classically trained pianist, French speaker and never turns down a good meal.
Kurt, also born and raised in California, graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Communications.
He started his real estate career in West Seattle, where he was the number one realtor for the better part of a decade. After taking a two-year sabbatical, during which he traveled the world with his brother, Kurt landed in Los Angeles and has been practicing real estate in California ever since. He brings the life lessons he learned around the globe to his career, and is always certain to keep his priorities straight.
Kurt is a sucker for a killer bottle of wine and an afternoon game of golf (not in that order!).
The Listing Expert
Originally from Erie, PA, Alyssa graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Theater & Drama.
Alyssa began her love affair with real estate working with a top agent in the vacation market of Lake Tahoe. After moving to Los Angeles, she found her way to the Eastside and fell in love with the landscape & architecture. The people and the culture are among the reasons that, a dozen years later, Alyssa remains passionate about helping clients find their dream space in NELA.
Alyssa can often be found scouring the flea markets and consignment shops of LA, much to the chagrin of her husband, Anselm.