Judy Oroshnik Whether it was the process of shaping a bowl on a potter's wheel or shaping interior spaces, I have always had a passion for design. After receiving a Fine Arts degree in Interior Architecture from California College of the Arts, I worked in business development for a major architectural firm and later for a developer on a large-scale condo conversion. Ultimately, selling homes became the path that gave me the most satisfaction. The LA real estate landscape with its unique mix of character homes is the perfect draw, especially the older communities of Hollywood, Los Feliz, Silver Lake and Echo Park. Adding to my skill-set were the years spent at San Francisco and Los Angeles law firms in administrative and paralegal roles. There I gained an attention to detail and a solid grasp of contract language and legalese. These tools have been a major asset to clients in what are typically fast-paced transactions. My biggest priority is keeping everything on track so that both parties can conclude a sale with the trust and confidence that the process has served them well. I am acutely aware of the hot-button issues that surface in a transaction and stay in front of the inevitable bumps in the road. Approaching negotiations from a "win-win" perspective has equated to consistently smooth transactions and a positive reputation among my peers. Currently, I am a member of the Neighborhood Issues Committee of the Echo Park Improvement Association helping to guide new residential and commercial growth. Dean Decent Dean's real estate career began in 2005 as the market was peaking. He felt the best way to learn the nuts and bolts of the business was by working with an experienced agent. Dean connected with Judy Oroshnik, a veteran in the field and a resident of his neighborhood, and after a couple of years as her assistant, they became partners. Prior to real estate, Dean attended the San Francisco Art Institute and later worked as a set designer in print media as well as a residential interior designer. These experiences gave him the impetus in 2001 to acquire and renovate his Angeleno Heights triplex. Working on his own building taught him invaluable skills about systems, construction management and the ever changing issues involving tenants and rental laws. Today, Dean has a successful real estate business and prides himself on being a straightforward and knowledgeable agent, well regarded by his peers. He understands there are many moving parts to a transaction and that it takes both a practical mind and some artful finessing to navigate the process. Working as both a listing and buyer’s agent gives him a comprehensive perspective on the entire home-selling process and insight into the issues coming from both sides of the table. Dean originally from Port Washington, Wisconsin and has lived on the West Coast for over 30 years. He loves Los Angeles! Recently, Dean served as a board member for his former company’s agent-funded Charitable Foundation who provided grants to local non-profits. Currently, he has an art practice and is presently exploring environmental issues, especially climate change.