In 1931, the novelist Clare Boothe Luce wrote that, “the height of sophistication is simplicity.”

As a boy, I learned that lesson from my father. He built hotels across the length and breadth of Europe and, regardless of the architectural stylings appropriate to the region, there was always one aspect that remained the same. Simplicity. But what did he mean by that?

Simplicity meant that certain standards, once established, were always observed. A belief that when clients received high levels of service and close attention to detail, they would happily return season after season. The understanding that when culture and style is added to an individual’s character and applied to an interior, a living space is created.

I took those experiences and applied them in the world of interior design. For 15 years, I had the pleasure and responsibility of working with clients to create interiors within their homes that both reflected their personalities and seamlessly meshed with the physical space. During that time, I came to understand more fully a famous quote by Maya Angelou. She said that, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will not forget how you made them feel.”

That’s a simple concept, and it was one I was determined to practice as I entered the world of luxury real estate. The process of buying or selling a house can be unpleasant and stressful, but by providing a genuine European sense of service and style, I was confident that I could transform the experience into something incomparable. As a result, my clients always receive expert guidance, masterful negotiation techniques, and an innate understanding of their individual needs.

If you have questions, or you’re ready to take the first step, contact me today.


Seller Benefits

Finding the right Realtor to help you sell your home is easier said than done. There are a host of Realtors in Beverly Hills, and even more in the Greater Los Angeles area. Finding a Realtor is easy. Finding the right Realtor, well, that’s an entirely different situation. But take a moment and consider what they can do for you.

First, while asking friends and family for referrals is a smart move, you want someone who has intimate familiarity with your area. Anybody call pull up information online, but the right person has spent time in your neighborhood and understands its character and specifics. That knowledge allows them to more effectively market your home to the right buyers.

Next, a good Realtor has top-notch communication skills. If you have competing offers or an issue with the home inspection, you don’t want someone who takes their sweet time responding or can’t resolve the problem quickly. Ideally, the right person is not only responsive, but also intelligent and decisive when answering a question or solving a problem.

Lastly, they should be able to efficiently market your home and use all of the tools available to them. Utilizing social media intelligently is key. Staging your home to create a breathtaking first impression is a necessity. By endeavoring to expose your house to as many interested parties as possible, you’re far more likely to sell it faster and receive a better offer.

The right Realtor knows that time is of the essence, and has the negotiation skill to coax out the best deal possible. If you’re ready to sell, you can spend your time looking for The One, or you can find him immediately. Contact Andreas Elsenhans today to get started.


Dream Home

What’s your dream home? Odds are that even if you can’t quite articulate it, you would know it if you set foot in it.

For some, it’s a luxurious penthouse, right in the midst of the hustle and energy of the city. For others, it could be a coastal oasis, a place to soak in the serenity of the Pacific. You might dream of a modern architectural marvel, designed with the cutting edge of design in mind. Your tastes might lean more towards the traditional, and an estate filled with tasteful antiques is your idea of paradise.

What if you know precisely what you want? Then it’s a matter of working with a Realtor that listens, understands your desires and will work tirelessly to find precisely the home you have in mind. But suppose you can’t fully explain what you want? Your time is valuable, and you have better things to do than endlessly tour houses. You need a Realtor that’s perceptive, one who can determine what you truly want and find it the first time out.

In life, time is fleeting and our days are limited. You can spend your time endlessly searching for just the right house. You can settle and try to live with the inevitable pangs of disappointment. Or you can simply work with Andreas Elsenhans. With 15 years of interior design experience, over $3 billion in sales, and a team with over 25 years of experience in the real estate industry, Andreas is the only choice for discerning clients. Years spent in Europe have proven to him the value of first class service, and a lifetime of appreciating culture and style has given him an uncanny knack for locating just the right house for just the right person.

Your dream house is waiting for you. Let Andreas help you find it. Contact us today to get started.