Meet Arlene

arleneandfamilyI was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, graduated from Douglas College, Rutgers University in 1964 with a B.A. degree in Sociology. I have been in Los Angeles since that time. I received my teaching credential through UCLA and taught in South Central Los Angeles for eight years. Committed to making a difference in my teaching and need to be constantly challenged, my specialty was motivating disadvantaged children to want to have the language, reading, and math skills to better themselves.

 

I married in 1966 and we began to invest in real estate in 1970 by buying our first apartment building, an eight unit in the Palms area. My husband was a student for most of my marriage and the financial burden was primarily mine. I built a brand new home in Beverly Hills in 1971, and continued to buy investment property while teaching and raising my adopted daughter until 1978 when I divorced. I was not protected in the divorce settlement and was forced to start over while continuing to be the sole support of my child.

 

I became a licensed realtor in 1979 and received my MBA from Pepperdine University in 1984. I began reinvesting in real estate with partners. In the early 1990's when real estate values began to plummet, I left my real estate sales business to work fulltime in safeguarding the real estate investments that had considerable deferred maintenance and vacancies. Through my intense management, I was able to successfully turn them around where they are all solvent. In 1996, I sold a large piece. This enabled me to return to real estate sales.

 

Although I am well versed in all facets of real estate, my sales emphasis is residential. I am committed to excellence in my service as a real estate consultant. Unlike others who operate their business like a taxi driver, constantly looking for new business, my mission is to excel in your expectations of my service so that I can earn the right to have your referral business and advocacy for life.