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Syd Shook

Agent | DRE 02040693 | Lexi Newman Real Estate

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"What else is there to say except to say that Syd was an absolute pleasure to work with. She is knowledgeable, thorough, and extremely organized when it comes to finding a new home. Syd was able to get our offer accepted in a notoriously difficult market/location and used some negotiating guile to help us score an amazing house at asking price. I am not sure what magic spell she conjured, but whatever it was, it worked like a charm. 6 out of 5 stars!"
- y278wzn7m7, South Pasadena

"Where to begin with Syd! We are so grateful that she was the agent and person that guided us throughout this process of our first home purchase in California. From the jump, she was incredibly communicative, knowledgeable about both process and the local market, and explained the process of what to expect. She is incredibly proactive, organized, and always willing to go the extra mile to get her clients what they truly want-- we felt supported in our needs and decisions throughout, while also being given great guidance. Something we really appreciated is her honesty and straight-forward communication-- during a stressful and meaningful process like this, you don't want someone who is giving you false expectations or a lack of clarity around what you're getting into, and Syd is incredibly realistic while being encouraging and positive. We SO appreciated this perspective during this process, and appreciate her as a genuine, kind person. She is also very well-connected with local providers and services, and has given us great referrals and resources that we have needed as first-time home buyers."
- Minna L, Altadena

"Syd Shook is a Real Estate super star-- I wouldn't buy a home in Los Angeles with anyone but her. Syd and her partner came recommended to us by friends, and word of mouth can't be beat, but if this review can come close... rest assured: YOU WANT THEM ON YOUR TEAM. Syd was prompt, enthusiastic, organized, and thorough. Very glad we worked with her on buying our first home. A++"
- stacietownsend7, Glendale

"Syd went above and beyond to provide support, advice, and research through two (2!) escrows. Her patience never waivered throughout the four months she worked with my wife and me in finding our first home. She provided insight, answered all our questions (however trivial), and made such an effort to get us in the home we wanted. Bottom line: Syd sets herself apart from other agents in her work ethic, thoroughness, and SPEED. Man, she replies to emails in a hurry. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU SYD!!"
- Todd B, Van Nuys

"Working with Syd was an absolute dream come true. I was pretty apprehensive and nervous about the whole process, but once we met Syd we knew we were in good hands. Her patience in explaining details to me and her readiness to find us the right house was incredible. I cannot imagine going through this process with anyone else!"
- courtneyhalverson1, Alhambra


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About Syd
I’m an experienced and professional real estate agent, dedicated to serving clients in the greater Los Angeles area. As a proud member of the Lexi Newman Team, I’m in the top 1.5% of all agents nationwide (RealTrends | Wall Street Journal). We are a hard-working, boutique team with 150M+ in sales. When you work with me, expect personal care and savvy market insights.

I’m known for my professionalism, attention to detail, responsiveness to clients, fierce negotiating skills, high ethical standards, and my eclectic sense of humor! I use my keen knowledge of local neighborhoods and markets to help each and every client make their next move seamless.

Buying or selling a home can be scary, so I prioritize making sure you feel educated and empowered as a client. I am present and available as we go through the sale process together. I will help you move from anxiety to action. I will show you step by step what it takes to make top dollar on your home sale. Our properties consistently sell for significantly over their listing prices. And I’ll teach you the tricks of the trade when it comes to snagging your LA area dream home as a buyer.

I look forward to connecting with you and making your home sale or purchase smooth and easy.

My life:

A long-time lover of economics, philosophy, and social psychology, I worked for several years as a director of an international non-profit focused on social business, land loans, and microfinance. My work was concentrated primarily in East Central Africa and Latin America. I hold multiple degrees including those in linguistics and a graduate-level degree with an emphasis on international development and urban studies. The move to real estate came naturally, as I was able to apply my experience with business growth and development, and complex problem solving, to the bustling context of LA real estate.

Along with my teammates, I serve the greater LA County area (and occasionally work in Marin and San Francisco counties). I currently live in north Los Angeles with my husband, Max, who is an Italian film composer, and our rescue dog, Hunky Dory.