Real Trends – Recognized as one of America's Best Real Estate Agents by Real Trends in 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2014. 2019
#1 Agent in Office – First Quarter – , Brentwood East 2018
Top 1% – , Brentwood East 2017
Top 3% – Pacific Union International
#13 Individual – Pacific Union International 2016
Top 1% – Gibson International 2015
Top 1% – Gibson International
#1 Agent in Production – Gibson International 2014
Top 1% – Gibson International 2013
Top 1% – Gibson International
#1 Agent in Production – Gibson International 2012
Top 1% – Gibson International 2011
Top 1% – Gibson International
#1 Agent in Production – Gibson International 2010
Top 1% – Gibson International 2009
Top 1% – Gibson International 2003 – 2008
Top 10% – Coldwell Banker
A hardworking, dedicated professional who first made a name for herself in Santa Monica's Sunset Park neighborhood and has since become one of the Westside's top agents, Megan Whalen, is the go-to resource for home buyers and sellers looking for the ultimate in service. Whalen works with clients ranging from first-time buyers to those looking to sell estate properties, however, the majority of her clients are referrals and repeats — the true mark of excellence in real estate.
Prior to transitioning to , Whalen excelled at Gibson International and Coldwell Banker, having been coaxed into the business by none other than Scott Gibson.
"I got into real estate thanks to Scott Gibson, who was a client of mine from a previous business. He always said he thought that I would be great, but I resisted for many years. Once I got my license, I joined Coldwell Banker's Santa Monica Wilshire office," said Whalen, who consistently earned President's Circle and Diamond Society honors. In 2008 Gibson International was formed by Scott Gibson and Pat Heller, where Whalen grew by leaps and bounds.
The hard work required of successful real estate agents suited Whalen's work ethic, and her client list grew in lockstep with her achievements as she earned a place among the Top 10% of Realtors in her office since opening its doors in 2008 and #1 Agent in 2015, 2013, and 2011. In addition, Whalen has been recognized as one of America's Best Real Estate Agents by Real Trends in 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2014. Today, she continues to apply her dedication, marketing savvy, integrity, and negotiation skills towards helping make clients' dreams come true at .
“Megan has an entrepreneurial spirit and a dedication to consistent service that is well suited for this business, which is why I sought to work with her initially and why I wanted her to be a member of the Gibson International team," said Gibson International President Scott Gibson. “Megan is one of those rare individuals who combines intelligence and people skills with a drive to do the best for her clients. She has established herself as a key Westside Realtor through her commitment to professionalism, her honest approach, and her service orientation. She is a valuable asset to her clients and to us, and we are proud and grateful that she has decided to join us for our move to ."
"I have worked with Megan on three different transactions. She is extraordinary. First and most importantly, she knows how to help you negotiate THE BEST PRICE whether buying or selling ( I have done both with her.) She knows the market. Megan is extremely forthright and honest. Lots of agents will only tell you what you want to hear. Not Megan. She has your back. This means you are not disappointed or surprised later. She has an extraordinary commitment to service...she goes way beyond the call to handle the stressful complexities and time-consuming stuff that selling and buying entails. It’s messy and a pain and Megan does everything to make it easier for her clients." – Leslie B. / Santa Monica Resident
"We looked for a home in Santa Monica/Mar Vista area for years, kept losing out on other bids and getting our hearts broken. Frustrated by the incompetence of agents we worked with, I decided to look online for an agent with great reviews. That’s how I found Megan, who had more consistently glowing reviews than all the others. I also remembered seeing her at an she had listed, and remember being impressed. Still, I didn’t know what to expect – can you really choose an agent based on internet reviews? Well, the answer to that question is a resounding YES. Megan is a phenomenon. She knows the market and she knows how to get the deal done. We noticed a difference right away when we started working with her. Plus she’s just plain fun to work with! Megan found us the perfect home and worked like crazy to make sure this time, we got it. It was a rocky road and she was right there with us every step of the way, going above and beyond the call of duty, and keeping us sane with her warmth and sense of humor. If you’re a buyer in this ridiculous market, there’s not a lot of room for error, so you need an ally you can trust. I would choose Megan Whalen again in a heartbeat." – Geetika L. / Mar Vista Resident
"There aren’t enough stars to describe the superlative talents I viewed in Megan Whalen. When she took on the task of selling the property there was no way of knowing that she would be required to be a psychiatrist, friend, tireless mentor, and patient professional. We were required due to tragic circumstances to get the Los Angeles Superior Court”s approval at every step of the process from listing to accepting offers to disbursing proceeds and providing a home completely acceptable to the new owners. Megan managed to keep all offers alive during the months required and helped the new owners stay reassured during this arduous process. Megan is a ten. Other agents were complaining of having no sales and Megan was closing escrows constantly during the time we were working with her. If you want your property sold at the price you want, contact Megan." – Paul S. / Santa Monica Resident
Few fields today offer more avenues for advancement than residential real estate. According to NAR, a full 63 percent of Realtors® are women. (When the organization was founded in 1908, membership was all-male – a situation that changed little until the ‘50s.) In honor of Women’s History Month, here’s a look at how women’s roles in real estate continue to grow.