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Mara & Michele: your neighborhood specialists.

We offer our clients a distinctive combination of time-tested experience, first-rate service and a discerning eye for style and possibility.

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Mara Raphael


DRE# 02073819
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 323-687-4717

Since relocating to Los Angeles in 2004, Mara’s singular hobby and obsession has been restoring historic Angeleno properties. Renowned for her virtually encyclopedic knowledge of homes in her beloved neighborhood of Hancock Park, Mara has a unique knack for seeing the ‘home’ in any house, at any price point, whether turnkey or fixer. She can advise sellers on how to expertly prepare a house for market and share from experience everything from the perfect paint color to her favorite landscapers.

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Michele Sanchez


Email: [email protected]
Mobile: (323) 863-3998

Since 1997, Michele Sanchez has served the Los Angeles Area as a residential real estate agent representing sellers, buyers, investors, banks and developers between Pasadena and Santa Monica. She is renowned for her extensive market knowledge, deft negotiating skills, strategic acumen and track record of quick sales with multiple offers. Clients choose to work with Michele for her full service approach, high ethical standards, and personal and professional integrity.

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Mary Shaifer & Chris Murphey

Michele Sanchez sold our house in a private sale for well over what we intended to list it for, setting a price per square foot record in our neighborhood of LaFayette Square. The circumstances were unique, but so is Michele. As amiable as she is professional, Michele knows the market,…

Kathryn & Michael Converse

We are so grateful we had Michele Sanchez by our side while we were buying our first home! Michele helped us work through every decision, providing thoughtful advice and making sure we weren’t rushed. She not only negotiated a great deal for us, but also helped us stay calm through…

Aimee & Mike Mitchell

Michele, thank you again for all of your help. Words cannot express how much we appreciate your 200%+ on doing literally everything for us AND getting us a great price. You made our crazy last minute decision work smoothly, quickly, and perfectly!!! Thank god for you, you swooped in, quietly,…

Claire Pettibone & Guy Toley

I can’t imagine anyone more capable and wonderful to guide us through the process of selling and buying a home than Michele Sanchez. She was patient, and helpful as we spent about a year on the hunt, and once we found the house of our dreams, guided us through the…

Anna & Gavin Milner

Michele was so professional and conscientious about every detail in helping us sell our home. She was on top of every detail and absolutely a pleasure to work with.

Christina Kim & Apurba Pathak

We want to thank Michele Sanchez for helping us buy and sell our homes. She made a stressful and high stakes process as smooth as it could be and having her in our corner was essential! We could not have done it without her.

Allison Dunbar

We had been looking for our dream house for a while, due to the fact that my opinion kept changing. I will admit I probably was not the easiest buyer. Then one day Michele called and said, “I think I found it. You have to get over to 639 N….

Kyle Erickson

Michele was amazing. She was patient, knowledgable about the market and never pushed us to do something we weren’t comfortable doing. We bought and sold a house in two months and it was as smooth a process that one could ever expect.

Karen and Kory Jones

Michele and I have known each other for over 11 years now. While I consider her one of my closest friends, we would not have asked her to help us if she’d not been the most dependable, professional person for the most important tasks: selling our home of over 11…

Tara Roth & Craig German

Michele is the consummate real estate professional. She was more than patient with us for our long house search, helped us navigate the nuances of a bidding strategy in this very hot market, and coached us in the final, extremely non-standard negotiations for the house we ended up buying (there…

Trey and Kirsten Beffa

Michele was instrumental in getting our home sold. Her personal attention, professionalism and communication of what buyers will be looking for helped make the entire process seamless. After 10 days on the market we had several offers and sold over asking! I would recommend Michele to anyone in the Los…

Keith & Erika Quinn

Michele’s understanding of the market helped us to set a strategy that led to many offers within six days of listing our home. She then shepherded everyone through escrow to a smooth close, navigating the inevitable unexpected hurdles along the way. When we bought our new house (which had several…

Craig German

Michele and Mara were a dream team during the entire process of my condo sale. From start to finish, they both served as advisors, friends, general contractors, problem solvers, and most importantly, decent and trustworthy professionals. In the beginning, when Michele recommended that I consider a higher-end (but economical) renovation,…

Jack Gladden

I have worked with Michele on a number of transactions and she has made each one an extremely smooth process. Having worked with a number of realtors with different levels of professionalism and skill I can say that Michele is a cut above the rest. I have realized the importance…

Brennen Liang & Sophie Cui

It was our first time purchasing a property and Michele and Mara were very helpful with every step of the process, including accommodating our very busy schedules. As first time buyers, we were very patient with our search, spending two years looking for the right place. Michele and Mara were…

Amy & Neal Fraser

Michele and Mara guided us through both selling and buying a home in a tricky market during the holidays with grace and aplomb. Always accommodating and willing to go the extra mile without hesitation, Michele and Mara consistently exceeded our expectations of the entire process and our relationship with our…

Andrew Paquin & Dana Settle

We could not have hoped for a better experience than we had working with Mara and Michele on the recent purchase of our home. They went above and beyond in terms of navigating the entire process and were incredible at finding ways to get everything done even though we both…

Mara Raphael

Having worked with Michele on many properties, I already knew that she is extremely trustworthy and hard-working. Her ability to perfectly price a house is legendary, while her expertise with transactional minutiae is second to none. You never feel passed along to a junior agent: when you work with Michele,…

Alex and Eric Weinberger

Mara and Michele were great partners throughout the selling of our house process. They were incredibly attentive, knowledgeable, and personable. Working with them is like a boutique experience. They are very hands on, ready to help and offer great resources to prepare your house to show. They are very detail…

Megan & Jason Thomas

Mara and Michele are incredible to work with and their partnership offers such a breadth of expertise. Attentive, creative, positive and super effective, they found the perfect buyer for our house and sold it off-market in less than a day. Going above and beyond to support us through the emotional…

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