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Posted On: March 22, 2019 | No Comments »

Jane St. John of RE/MAX Estate Properties

Please join us in congratulating and recognizing Jane St. John on earning the Champion of Mental Health Award from Westchester’s Airport Marina Counseling Service. This award honors Jane’s hard work, contributions, and years of support in AMCS’s aim of providing affordable mental health treatment.  She received her philanthropic nature from her father, citing his love of giving back as an inspiration for her own work. In an article of her award in The HomeTown News, she stated, “…when I started to sell real estate, I thought, ‘If I’m going to sell homes in this community, I need to give back.’”

St. John became associated with AMCS in the 1980s and emphasizes the importance of mental health services for individuals, groups, and especially children. She expresses notably how necessary these services are to young children during adolescence, puberty, and transitional station. “Whether kids are bullied at school or dealing with identity challenges, these life transitions are hard to get through without guidance.”

Jane St. John will be honored at the Spring into Well-Being Celebration.

Outside of AMCS, Jane St. John supports other community organizations including Helen’s Room, a non-profit organization that provides a confidence-boosting service for cancer patients. Jane herself is a breast cancer survivor. Other organizations where Jane gives her support are the Education Foundation and the LAX Coastal Chamber. She also helps organize multiple community events such as the Playa del Rey Toy Drive, the Rock Roll & Run, and Jet to Jetty. Her kindness and selflessness show how one person can change many lives. Jane will be honored April 11, 2019, at the Airport Marina Counseling Service Spring into Well-Being Celebration. Tickets are $150. Congratulations, Jane!

Posted On: March 22, 2019 | No Comments »

Jennifer Riddle named Manager of the Year

RE/MAX LLC awards Jennifer Riddle as Manager of the Year

RE/MAX Estate Properties is proud to congratulate Jennifer Riddle on receiving Manager of the Year from RE/MAX LLC!  Presented each year, this award recognizes the network’s most respected leaders. Achievements and leadership are major elements in the RE/MAX culture, and individuals who excel in these areas have a deep, positive effect on their communities, colleagues, and networks. The RE/MAX Awards & Recognition Program provides a way to honor these contributors by shining a spotlight on quality and excellence. The awards celebrate accomplishments, fortify reputations, and inspire others to reach higher in their own aspirations.

Jennifer joined RE/MAX as a receptionist in 2001, was promoted to Administrative Manager after her first year, and worked her way up to Director of Operations. She currently serves as a RE/MAX Ambassador for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Since embracing this role, Jennifer has helped RE/MAX achieve Diamond Status, the highest level of awards, from Children’s Hospital every year.  The Manager of the Year Award is determined through a nomination process. Regions submit nominations in December, and the final selections are made at RE/MAX World Headquarters in January. She was selected as Manager of the Year out of 364 offices. Congratulations, Jennifer!

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Posted On: March 21, 2019 | No Comments »

RE/MAX Estate Properties Welcomes Melanie Archer as General Counsel

In House Legal

Melanie Archer, General Counsel RE/MAX Estate Properties

RE/MAX Estate Properties is proud to welcome Melanie Archer as the company’s General Counsel. She is a valuable asset and we are thrilled to have Melanie lead our in-house legal team! Melanie has a deep knowledge of real estate and business law with a very practical approach. She assists our agents with one-on-one support, risk management, round table legal discussions, and agent education. She provides insight into the ever-changing real estate industry, while ensuring our agents are expertly trained on all new laws and policy changes.

Melanie practiced real estate and business litigation at Cox, Castle & Nicholson and later at Spierer, Woodward, Corbalis & Goldberg prior to joining RE/MAX Estate Properties. While there, among other things, she gained extensive experience in helping buyers, sellers, and their agents negotiate the difficulties that can sometimes arise when purchasing property. She previously worked with her husband at Archer Building Group, Inc. where she acquired extensive knowledge of the construction industry. She received her BA from USC and her JD from UCLA School of Law. She is also a real estate investor and owns/operates apartment buildings in Southern California.

Melanie is a South Bay native with three adorable, young boys. She spends her weekends watching little league games and trying to find time for tennis and yoga (good luck!). With a dynamic intelligence, Melanie can speak to agents about anything from residential and commercial sales to raising three boys. She is poised and has a calm demeanor. She’s helping RE/MAX Estate Properties soar to new heights by giving us a General Counsel with tremendous business comprehension and a willingness to amplify RE/MAX Estate Properties and our agents as a whole. We’re so happy to have her.

Posted On: December 31, 2016 | No Comments »

Review of 2016 RE/MAXWith the the NEW year only a hours old, we took the time to reflect on some notable events and highlights of our last year. Let us be a little nostalgic before we greet 2017 with open arms.

Agent Spotlight

Those agents who earned honors in their professional endeavors deserve another shouthout. Sloan Sanders earned the title of Rookie of the Year in 2016 for the South Bay Association of REALTORS®. 

Brittny Burford and Cheryle Ushkow got your vote, and were elected to the South Bay Association of REALTORS®. Cheryle is your 2017 President Elect and Brittny was named a member to the Board of Directors.

We covered Steve Goddard’s extensive real estate career in the local and international realm.

Along with our individual agent spotlights, we welcomed a large number of real estate professionals to our growing RE/MAX family and could not be more excited for what they bring to the table.

Volunteer Work & Community Service

RE/MAX Estate Properties and Children's Miracle NetworkWe ran, we walked, we cheered from the sidelines, but most importantly we came together for some wonderful causes. Our agents participated in the Torch Relay for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The 5K walk took place on the Strand on November 12th.

For the third year in a row, RE/MAX Estate Properties formed a team in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon. Last year we raised $11,000 and this year we matched our goal of $15,000, dedicating the funds to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

In October, we also celebrated and raised interest for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, spreading awareness for the Susan G. Komen organization which is dedicated to end the disease. 

 Kindess Series

Launching a new writing series on our Blog, we covered some truly inspirational acts of selfless love performed by a handful of our agents. Some highlights were Elizabeth Marquart’s efforts to Save the CheetahWarder McKenzie’s summer medical service trip to Jamaica, Mary Voce-Underwood’s rescue spirit and work with Boston Buddies,  and Ruben Magana’s creation of a “Little Heaven” on earth for the elderly and school children in San Joaquin. Their words speak more powerfully than our praise every could. We are grateful these agents work to inspire those around them every day. 

Celebrity Properties

When a home once belonging to Tina Turner and Ike hits the market, you better believe we are going to talk about it! The time capsule property was even featured in the classic movie What’s Love Got to Do with It. We also had a blast covering a LA Hot Properties listing: Christian Audigier’s home in Hancock Park. The French fashion designer was best known for brands like Von Dutch and Ed Hardy 


While we work hard, we had a great time celebrating this year. From the Holiday party at the new Shade Hotel in Redondo Beach to our Masquerade Ball, we created some wonderful memories that only 2017 can top!


Mixer in Manhattan Beach

Westside BBQ


Cinco De Mayo

2016 Awards Event


Nautica Malibu Triathlon Fund Raiser

Casino Night Fund Raiser

Pick Pico

From all of us at RE/MAX Estate Properties, please have a fun and safe New Years!

Posted On: November 8, 2016 | No Comments »

Way to Go!

Another month, another reason to celebrate! Our list of October Top Producers should be incredibly proud of witnessing their hard work pay-off. Anyone in real estate will tell you, it takes much more than a good attitude and a friendly face to get the job done. These agents truly dedicate themselves to graciously serve their clientele day in and day out. Continue reading October Top Producers

Categories: Profiles

Posted On: October 13, 2016 | No Comments »

A round of applause!

RE/MAX Estate Properties Top Producers September 2016

A huge congratulations goes out to all of our September Top Producers! Demonstrating a relentless attitude to never stop, we could not be more proud of these RE/MAX Estate Properties agents. We are grateful for the example they set as they lead by example and shatter expectations. Here’s to you! Continue reading September Top Producers

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Posted On: September 13, 2016 | No Comments »

Professionalism & Productivity

We expect the highest level of professionalism, drive, and determination out of our agents at RE/MAX Estate Properties. It is now that time when we announce those agents who have gone above and beyond in the month of August. We take incredible pride in our list of Top Producing agents as they perfectly emulate the highest standards of what it means to be a RE/MAX agent. We congratulate each Top Producing agent and team on their tremendous hard work. As they continue to raise the bar even higher, we look forward to what next month will bring! Continue reading August 2016 Top Producers

Categories: Profiles

Posted On: September 1, 2016 | No Comments »

We’re Still Growing

This summer has been a growing period for RE/MAX Estate Properties. We have been joined by some of the most seasoned professional agents in the South Bay! We could not be more excited with our newest additions and as such, we proudly show them off. Continue reading Welcome to the RE/MAX family!

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Posted On: August 31, 2016 | No Comments »

Steve Never Stops

RE/MAX Estate Properties Steve Goddard

Chair Global Alliances Advisory Board

Continue reading Agent Spotlight: International & Local Legend, Steve Goddard

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Posted On: August 25, 2016 | No Comments »

Go Cheryle & Brittny!

RE/MAX Estate Properties agents

Continue reading Congratulations to our New SBAOR President-Elect & Board of Directors Members