Esther Hickman, Agent in Los Angeles - Compass

Esther Hickman

PENCE HATHORN SILVER | Broker Associate | DRE# 01993403
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Residential Sales & Leasing
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Luxury Marketing

Client Testimonials
Esther is very client focused and goes above and beyond in working with you whether you are on the sell side or the buy side of the deal. I have known her for 7 years and worked with her on several transactions and she has done a great job on each one! She has a great personality and warmness that makes her very easy to work with! Highly recommend her!
— Seller and Buyer, Ms. Hussain
Rate: ★★★★★

First time I met Esther was at a charming open house she hosted. That apartment sold almost immediately. When I decided to sell my home the only person I could think of was Esther. True to form she was professional, charming, and ethical. She has a strong work ethic and is tireless to make sure the  job gets done. From finding a lawyer for me to finding a mortgage broker for the buyer..., it was not an easy process. Somehow Esther made selling my home feel effortless.
— Seller, Ms. Grande
Rate: ★★★★★

Esther is very professional and proactive. She gets things done quickly and is responsive to all questions. She always has her clients best interest at hand. For example, after we completed our home inspection, Esther suggested we hire certified professionals to  further investigate the findings of the home inspector. At first, we were reluctant because of the cost involved. Esther explained how important it was for us to know what we were buying and that doing these additional inspections would give of peace of mind. Thankfully we did! The inspections revealed that the house we were about to buy had over $50,000 in imminent repairs!!! We were able to negotiate with the sellers and purchased our dream home at a price that was fair. Esther saved us thousands of dollars and years of headaches as new homeowners. We knew exactly what we were buying and were at peace with our purchase! We highly recommend Esther. Please consider her for your next purchase or sale. You will be glad you did!!
— Buyer, The Roberto Family
Rate: ★★★★★

Keith and Esther were the best thing to have happened to us during our first home buying experience. As a first time buyer we had sometimes conflicting and confused requirements, a uniquely inflexible timeline and lots of unknowns. Still, at the end of it, if I can think back and feel that I was  always under control and I took the best decision under the circumstances then it's thanks in a large part to Keith and Esther. They had a way of never putting any pressure on us but always guiding us towards our good subtly, with never a you-are-wasting-our-time air around them. They were always available and responsive and when I say "always" it usually meant later than 9-10pm for them. Since we were out of state they coordinated everything for us - from inspections to driving me around open houses to even our loan and escrow processing. They followed up with our lenders quite diligently when the process was being delayed a bit. We started out buying a home and in the process have won us good friends. I would recommend Keith and Esther in a heartbeat to anyone willing to take our opinion.
— Buyer, The Ratnakar Family
Rate: ★★★★★

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UCLA, Bachelors in Voice Performance

About Esther

Esther Hickman is a Listing and Buyer's agent with Pence Hathorn Silver at Compass. She's a Los Angeles native who grew up in Malibu, went to Santa Monica High School and earned a Bachelor in Fine Arts from UCLA. Esther has sold homes in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Portland, Maine and is thrilled to be back in her hometown, servicing Clients throughout Greater Los Angeles.

She started her career in real estate in 2005 in New York City, as a licensed real estate agent representing several full-service luxury buildings in Manhattan.  Shortly thereafter she was selected to join the sales team marketing one of Brooklyn's largest and most successful new development luxury condominiums, where she gained an in-depth knowledge of the new condominium market as well as an understanding of real estate development and marketing.

In 2007 she joined the Christies' Affiliate in Brownstone Brooklyn focusing on Single Family townhouses, condominiums and leasing for property owners.  Her consistent and notable performance earned her inductions into the Circle of Excellence and honor roll of top producing brokers as well as recognition of having the "Most New Deals."

Having been described as a "tireless worker", you can be assured that no detail will be overlooked from disclosures & contracts, to hands on staging and home preparations. There isn't anything Esther would rather be doing than servicing her clients and supporting them in executing a seamless and wildly successful real estate transaction.


SOLD | 505 Georgina Avenue, Santa Monica | $7,965,000

Endless possibilities surround this very special home on a breathtaking 1/2 flat acre. Personalize, expand or start anew. The lot boasts 103 feet of frontage and is 219 feet deep with a front driveway and alley access. Beautiful original details throughout the home include original coffered ceilings, wainscoting, formal parlor, dining room, and grand scale bedroom proportions. There is even a full height attic that can be utilized for additional living space. The sprawling yard includes a pool, cabana and plenty of wide open paradise left to your imagination. All a hop, skip and jump to exquisite Palisades Park, Goose Egg Park, the Santa Monica Stairs and Annenberg Community Beach House, endless shopping, dining and conveniences on Montana Avenue. This home is not eligible for landmark designation.


SOLD | 927 26th Street, Santa Monica | $2,880,000

927 26th Street, Santa Monica | $2,880,000 Elegant & Gracious, Neoclassical Federal custom designed & newly built in 1990. Corinthian columns, a full height entry foyer & wrap-around staircase all epitomize a classic, dramatic & ageless beauty! Entertain in style with a formal dining room, parlor room and open layout. Double French doors lead from the spacious living room into a private patio for al fresco dining. The garden is surrounded by a variety of fruit trees, roses and a luxurious pool. The upper floor features an open sitting room in addition to the en suite Master bedroom plus 3 en suite bedrooms with walk in closets, generous proportions, skylights and beautiful light. There's a dedicated laundry room & easy access to the attic for additional storage. On the lower level, there is a large en suite bedroom in addition to 2 bedrooms, ideal for a home office, library & media room. The house is in walking distance to Brentwood Country Mart & Montana Avenue shops, Brentwood Country Club & Franklin Elementary.

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