Bret Parsons

Bret Parsons

Founder & Executive Director, Architectural Division | DRE 01418010

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"Once Covid began, I worried Flicker would sit on the market. I can’t believe how quickly you got it sold once it was listed, and to great buyers! The whole process was incredibly smooth and I’m grateful for the guidance throughout. And thank you for using the GPS to locate the penguin!" - Audrey Wayne & Charlotte Wayne, 9222 Flicker Drive, Los Angeles

"From the minute we met I knew I was in good hands. You know your real estate, your marketing, and how to show a property. Within days of meeting, you had professional pictures taken, a floor plan produced, and my home listed. Even during Codi-19, you had multiple offers and leased my home quickly. Your top-notch team took care of everything. Thank you!" - Mary Romanofski, 3118 Dona Emilia Drive, Studio City

"Bret Parsons is an outstanding realtor, extremely knowledgable, and very charming. He was on top of everything from start to close of escrow. Our home was sold within two weeks with multiple offers. It was a pleasure to conduct business with him!" Madeline & Bernie Sakmar, 508 S. Rimpau Blvd., Hancock Park

"When I hired Bret to sell my home, I was divorcing which meant traditional dynamics. However, all was navigated beautifully and diplomatically. I loved working with a committed and fun professional. No question was too small, and responses were fast, usually within minutes. He even anticipated “next steps” and handled those issues in advance. The transaction was smooth and polished which is a rarity today!" - Eleanor Shrader, 159 No. Le Doux Drive, Beverly Hills

"It was a real pleasure getting to know Aaron and Bret and working with them on the sale of my home. They are friendly, extremely knowledgable professionals who bring an informed, commonsense approach to the whole process. They were always there on the spot, going far above and beyond what I had come to expect from other realtors. I was particularity impressed that they, and never one of their associates, personally conduced showings. They really understood the property and were able to present it in its best light. Most importantly, I consider them friends, whom I look forward to working with again." - Ian Wayne, 1416 Bluebird Drive, Los Angeles

"Dear Bret, Thank you so much for helping us though the loan process. Your conviction, enthusiasm, and honesty are greatly appreciated. We look forward to working with you again in the future and your name is at the top of our list when people are seeking advice." - Les, Margaret & Matthew Makowski, Woodland HIlls, CA

"I want to personally thank you for all of your hard work and your help on Lloydcrest. It was an honor working with a true professional with such a terrific attitude. All the best to you. Much continued success!" -Karen Sanchez, 9404 Lloydcrest Drive, Beverly Hills, CA

"What a wonderful surprise to receive your gift of lasting photos of Canyon View. I will proudly keep them always in our library next to your book “Colcord Home.” You certainly “hit a home run” in all the dealings with our sale. Your kindness and professional handling made the sale possible. Rob and I deeply appreciate that. We hope you continue to enjoy the success you so rightly deserve." - Deanna & Robert McNitt, 170 No. Canyon View Drive, Brentwood

About Bret
With annual production in the top 1% of all agents nationwide, Bret Parsons is an award-winning real estate professional who often represents buyers and sellers of exceptional homes, often termed “architecturals," throughout greater Los Angeles. In addition, he's the founder & executive director of the Beverly Hills-based Compass Architectural Division where realtor colleagues and the general public are educated about notable contemporary and traditional homes.

In 2016, with architect Marc Appleton, Bret created the “Master Architects of Southern California” book series, which has compiled monographs about architects Gerard Colcord, Gordon Kaufmann, Roland Coate, Wallace Neff, and Paul Williams. Twelve volumes total are anticipated profiling the finest residential architects in the region’s history.

For the past three decades, Bret has enjoyed delivering innovative presentations about famous homes and their cultural impact, frequently to standing room only crowds, and now on-line audiences. His comments often appear on social media and in newspapers and magazines across the United States.

He’s renovated and sold three period homes, all featured in the popular Los Angeles Times column, “Hot Properties.” Bret also spent a decade as a mortgage broker and before that was vice president of Business Development at Pacific Design Center. He’s a former board member of Imagine LA, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending the cycle of family homelessness and chronic poverty.

Bret resides in Windsor Village, adjacent to Hancock Park, and is currently a trustee for the Windsor Square Hancock Park Historical Society..

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