The L.A. Real Estate Market in the Age of Covid-19

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The pandemic has had quite an impact on the residential real estate market in Los Angeles. Seemingly everyone I speak to - from clients to old friends - wants to know more about the marketplace and what to expect going forward. To better understand this market, I thought it might be useful to present my fellow SoCal Alumni with an abundance of data on everything from average home prices through Q3 to prevailing loan rates.

Key topics that will be covered include the following:

  • Is it a good time to buy, or sell?
  • Comprehensive California real estate market update inclusive of inventory data, mortgage rates, sales, buyer and seller demographics, economic environment, and more
  • The performance of the Los Angeles residential real estate market since the onset of the pandemic in March
  • The potential impact of the upcoming election on home sales
  • Covid-19 health and safety regulations for buyers and sellers
A Santa Monica Native and CC '99 alum, Robert Puro grew up sitting Sunday open houses and learning the ins and outs of the business from his mother (and business partner), Elizabeth Puro, a top producing Westside agent. Not only did this early industry exposure instill in him a greater understanding of the Los Angeles marketplace, but it also taught him how to deftly meet—and exceed—the needs of his clients.

Prior to joining Douglas Elliman, Robert was CEO of Seedstock, a social venture that worked with public and private sector clients to promote sustainability in local food and agriculture systems. His ability to listen to and translate his clients’ needs into viable economic and community development strategies resulted in the growth of local food businesses and urban farms across Southern California. Robert has also held senior positions in marketing and business development at Warner Music Group, Yahoo! Media, and Motricity Inc.

As a result of his breadth of professional and client-centric experience, Robert possesses a keen ability to ask the right questions and translate the objectives of his clients into clear, executable strategies. His background in marketing and technology, extensive knowledge of the real estate market, commitment to excellence, and unparalleled attention to detail provide a solid platform for success.

An avid runner, Robert has completed the L.A. Marathon twice and jogged by almost every house on the Westside. He has also been throwing pots, cups, plates, and vases for the past 12 years at various pottery studios across Los Angeles. In his spare time, Robert volunteers with the Santa Monica Public Library and supports numerous Southern California food and agriculture organizations including The Los Angeles Community Garden Council, Sarvodaya Farms and Seeds of Hope. He possesses a BA in Art History from Columbia University and an MBA in Marketing from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He is also a certified UC Master Gardener. He lives in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Santa Monica with his wife and their four-legged companion.
October 21, 2020 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Online - Zoom Call

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