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Scott Farrell and his team offer conventional and non-conventional real estate services for sellers and buyers that include offering to buy your house today for cash, selling your underwater house without doing a short sale, rent to own, seller financed houses without bank qualifying, credit repair programs, mortgage assignments and more.

My team was created not only to excel at conventional real estate but to fill the gap where non-conventional strategies and out of the box thinking are necessary. Our common goal is to provide you with more opportunities to achieve yours.

Investor and Broker:

        Scott Farrell
        Phone: 805.497.6661
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Operations Manager:

          Jamie Adams
         Phone: 818.516.4522
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Technical Director:

          Paget Kagy
         Phone: 310.991.0632
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Team of Agents:

        Jim Montecalvo
        Phone: 805.982.0499
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        Seana Yates
        Phone: 818.261.5253
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        Bryan Villalobos
        Phone:
818.451.8586
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        Cynthia Polakovich
        Phone: 917.676.3213
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        Sean Jenkins
        Phone: 805.876.4870
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        Marie Dietrich
        Phone: 818.212.5955
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        George Antaplyan
        Phone: 818.335.8060
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        Racquel Rivera
        Phone: 323.875.5784
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        Adam Rodriguez
        Phone: 805.815.1024
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        Julie Bardakjian
        Phone: 310.498.2039
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        Jane Riley
        Phone: 818.849.0363
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        David Violi
        Phone: 818.381.9234
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        Oren Soffer
        Phone: 310.721.8238
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        Denise Kawecki
        Phone: 818.371.8954
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        Michael Combs
        Phone: 818.370.5639
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        Michael Jerry
        Phone: 661.874.7296
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        Ahmaad Coney
        Phone: 310.426.8544
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        Liana Ginosyan
        Phone: 818.476.8228
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        Shawnte Northcutte
        Phone: 310.295.8000
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        Craig Higdon
        Phone: 310.463.3799
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        Admir Monteiro
        Phone: 310.526.1444
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Scott Farrell
Broker-Investor

805.497.6661

Scott started his college education at the University of Miami where he played baseball. Scott transferred to Indiana University to pursue a business education where he was the concert coordinator, booking such bands as the Rolling Stones and the Who. Scott graduated Beta Gamma Sigma with a degree in marketing and finance.
Scott started his career in real estate after college by investing in single family homes and apartment buildings in the Midwest. Eventually Scott headed west to Scottsdale Arizona where he formed Farrell Development and Investment Company.

Scott’s company specialized in land speculation and focused on the acquisition of sectional corners on the outskirts of the Phoenix metropolitan area. As the investment opportunities reduced as market conditioned changed, Scott’s company moved into the commercial development business.

Scott was involved in WalMart’s expansion west while Sam Walton was still alive and built the first WalMart store in Arizona. WalMart was an anchor tenant in Plaza Vista Mall, a large shopping center developed by Scott in Sierra Vista Arizona. Scott also built stores for other anchor tenants such as JC Penney. After several years, Scott sold his commercial property to a REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) on the New York stock exchange. Scott has also been involved in other development projects including ocean front residential and moved to California in 1996.

As a California broker, Scott has had tenures with RE/MAX and Keller Williams and then founded Thrive Homes and Estates, a luxury residential brokerage boutique in Southern California.

Scott’s passions include his children, golf, architecture, motorcycles, and marlin fishing (catch and release). Scott is a member of the International Game Fish Association’s 10 to 1 Club and the National Coalition for Marine Conservation.

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Jamie Adams
818.516.4522

Jamie was born and raised in Texas and moved to Los Angeles in 2000. She obtained her Real Estate license in 2005 to become a personal assistant to one of Ventura County’s busiest agents. When the market slowed down in 2008 she took a position as an office administrator and transaction coordinator in a local Real Estate office in Agoura Hills. Her six years of working with agents and running an office gives her the experience to excel as the Operation’s Manager at Thrive Homes and Estates.

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Jim Montecalvo
805.982.0499

With many years of real estate sales experience in Ventura County with RE/MAX Gold Coast, Jim refined his focus to specialize in Camarillo, Oxnard, Ventura and the surrounding areas. Scott was interested in expanding his growing team to include expertise in this area and a partnership was formed.

Now with Thrive Homes & Estates, Jim applies his expertise of servicing high profile clientele to home owners desirous of selling their property for top dollar and aggressively pursuing great deals for select buyers. Jim is an agent who’s an expert in the Camarillo area brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate.

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Seana Yates
818.261.5253

Seana graduated from Columbia College with a bachelor’s degree and also took postgraduate training at ULCA in interior design.

Prior to becoming a successful real estate agent, Seana worked in production design in commercials and films, for an architectural firm, and also owned her own professional organizing business. One unifying concept runs through all of her previous positions, client services.

Seana’s knowledge of the Los Angeles market and culture is coupled with her passion for home staging and for creating innovative marketing campaigns for luxury homes. This knowledge and skill set benefits sellers who want to obtain top dollar for their properties and work with top professionals in the process.

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Bryan Villalobos
818.451.8586

Bryan was born and raised in Southern California. His professional experience began in Post Production where he quickly climbed the Corporate ladder and became the youngest member of the Management team at twenty one. He continued in management level positions through acquisitions and buyouts until his drive and negotiating skills guided him into the financial arena. There he worked on multi-million dollar projects funding feature films, as well as private and real estate lending. In 2007 he pursued and received his real estate license where his energy and charisma continue to be the essence of his success. Bryan is excited to be part of the Thrive Homes & Estates Team and feels no other partnership can bring you the experience and expertise that Thrive Homes & Estates can.

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Cynthia Polakovich
917.676.3213

A New York native, Cynthia began her career in the performing arts at Laguardia H.S. (known as the “FAME” school) where she acted in various theatre and film productions, continuing to develop her talents as a director. With her natural go-getter attitude and keen eye for talent, she eventually worked her way into the business side of the industry as a talent manager.

Ready to take on the next stage of her life, Cynthia moved to Northridge, California where she joined Prudential Realty to gain the knowledge and experience needed to become a successful agent in the valley. In 2012, Cynthia left Prudential to partner with broker and investor Scott Farrell where she is excited to continue successful client relationships.

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Sean Jenkins
805.876.4870

Sean L. Jenkins specializes in luxury residential and commercial investment real estate and has an extensive background in finance, marketing and technology.

Prior to joining Thrive Homes & Estates, Sean worked in the financial industry, assisting firms in business development, capital raising, and marketing. He played a key role in expanding these firm’s marketing activities in the United States and Europe and opening the doors to institutional investors.

In 2008, Sean helped to create and launch “peekabui,” a successful mobile application development company with on‐ going investments and projects related to mobile devices, software and marketing.

Sean graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with a degree in psychology and then went on to the California College of the Arts where he studied product design and marketing. Following graduation, he launched his own design, marketing, and software consulting firm and was on the cutting edge of computer‐assisted design. More recently, Sean has been taking courses from the CCIM Institute and is on his way toward the CCIM Designation.

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Marie Dietrich
818.212.5955

Marie graduated from University of Phoenix with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Prior to entering Real Estate Sales, at the age of 19, Marie started her career as a young entrepreneur. Marie’s creative vision and love for fashion and beautiful accessories motivated her to become an owner of a successful clothing boutique. Her boutique included unique, trendy, and fashionable clothing and accessories for women and children.

In 1998, Marie began her career in Real Estate Sales at Century 21. After many years of experience working as a Real Estate Agent, Marie has gained extensive knowledge in negotiation, marketing, and Real Estate finance. Marie enjoys working with people and values face-to-face communication. Marie’s passion for helping homeowners and buyers achieve their goals and turn their dreams into reality, has encouraged her to join Thrive Homes & Estates Team.

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George Antaplyan
818.335.8060

Broker Associate George Antaplyan specializes in marketing luxury homes in Los Angeles, and recently becoming a Thrive community advocate for Sherman Oaks and the surrounding areas.

George takes great pride in partnering with Thrive Homes & Estates after successfully helping people realize their American dream for 14 years. George’s enthusiasm for providing world-class service leads him to stay current on market trends so that his clients have the most up-to-date pricing information possible – whether buying or selling. As a master negotiator he uses his market knowledge to protect and guide his clients.

To improve his knowledge and further his education George successfully passed the real estate broker’s exam in 2005 and to-date continues to learn and sharpen his skills to better serve his clients. However, experience is the best teacher, and George brings a wealth of experience to his role in helping buyers and sellers.

Using the latest in technology and a sharp sense of where and how to market exclusive homes, he puts his listings in front of affluent home buyers in global and hyper local markets.

Not only does George listens to his own client’s needs and desires – George places equal importance on listening to the other parties involved in real estate transactions, giving his clients an advantage during the negotiating phase of a transaction.

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Racquel Rivera
805.497.6661

A Los Angeles native, Racquel specializes in marketing and selling luxury homes in the Southern California, with an emphasis on the Hollywood Hills where she resides. She thinks locally and acts globally; using the latest technology and a keen sense of where and how to market exclusive properties, she puts her listings in front of home buyers and investors worldwide.

Racquel is the cofounder and editor of the online lifestyle magazine www.ThriveHollywoodHills.com. Prior to joining Thrive Homes & Estates, she worked with the world’s most sought after talent at the international William Morris Agency. Raquel then worked with a series of venture capitalists, raising funds for startup companies and distribution of films. She also served as the VP of Investor Relations for a financial business marketing firm in Century City, and managed a recording studio in Santa Monica.

Racquel’s decision to enter the field of luxury real estate evolved from her background in the entertainment industry and through her lifelong love of art, design and architecture. She observes the world through creative eyes, yet excels at perseverance, tenacity and negotiation. She is valued for her talent in relating to and communicating with international clientele who seek the sophistication of fine properties. Racquel knows how to network to get homes sold and has honest communication with her
clients.

For a free market evaluation of your luxury home please contact Racquel at (310) 461.8762
today.

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Adam Rodriguez
805.815.1024

Adam graduated from Executive Programs trade school in 2006 and received his Real Estate and National Mortgage licenses.  During his career path as an agent, he gained recognition by providing exceptional service to his clients.  His professional experience began with Prudential California Realty where he began learning the techniques and skills for providing clients with market trends and negotiating contract terms.  Being fluent in Spanish and English, he provides a wide range of knowledge and expertise in the Ventura County area. Additionally, Adam has experience in banking finance which educates his clients and provides them with all of the tools, information and resources they need to make an informed decision on their own.

Now partnered with Thrive Homes & Estates’ team, Adam has access to innovative marketing materials and multiple global websites that can assist his clients with selling or buying residential properties.  Adam is proud to be part of a team that specializes in the support of individual needs and demonstrates good ethics, integrity and trust.

Adam is a people person and is dedicated to helping clients accomplish the American dream of home ownership.  When not working, he is spending time with his family and friends enjoying outdoor activities such as camping, fishing, hiking, and playing a variety of sports.

 

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Julie Bardakjian
310.498.2039

A Midwest native, Julie attended the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities before relocating to Dallas, Texas where she spent several years working for one of the largest investor-owned healthcare corporations in the nation as Clinical Resource Administrator. In this role, she educated hospital administration and clinical staff on identifying costs associated with procedures, as well as communicating opportunities for substantial cost savings.

In 2001, eager to take on new challenges, Julie moved to Los Angeles. She held two very different positions, but both of which centered on providing excellent service and support. As Vice President of Business Development for a private jet company based in Van Nuys, Julie was responsible for developing and maintaining key relationships with high-net worth and high-profile individuals. She also assisted top level executives at a global investment bank in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group.

Julie thrives on the relationships she creates and meeting the needs of her clients, which is why she joined the Thrive Team. Her energy, passion, along with her strong core of Midwestern values of hard work, integrity and commitment provide her clients with unparalleled service and results.

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Jane Riley
818.849.0363

Jane Bio Coming Soon!

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David Violi
818.381.9234

David Bio Coming Soon!

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Oren Soffer
310.721.8238

A Beverly Hills native and lifelong market watcher, Oren Soffer’s client-centric approach to real estate transactions integrate his own personal passion for property.
With an eye towards client satisfaction, ethics, and professionalism, Oren’s rapport with his clients and other real estate professionals is always nothing short of
exceptional.

With vast experience in construction and home remodeling, Oren brings an all-encompassing skill set to his transactions that allows him to evaluate properties in ways that ensure optimal results for the client.

Oren’s unique skill set, experience and lifelong love of property align to position him as a consummate professional, whose ever-expanding roster of clients can look forward to a lifetime of undreamed-of results.

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Denise Kawecki
818.371.8954

Denise Kawecki started her real estate sales career with Scott Farrell, mentor and founder of Thrive Homes & Estates. She trained under the Thrive mission, bears its core principles in her personal being, and specializes in luxury residential homes in Calabasas and surrounding areas. Additionally, she has special interest helping young professionals new to ownership and investing.

A Los Angeles native from a family of real estate investors, she began her first working experiences in real estate maintenance and property management.

She completed a Bachelor’s Degree from Loyola Marymount University in 2008 and gained working experience in the academic and nonprofit sectors, with emphasis in law and animal welfare. Among her accomplishments, she became a certified mediator through Loyola Law School and co-developed Best Friends Animal Society’s Free Fix LA Program by way of trial and (minimal) error in the field.

Denise is: A Los Angeles Native, a longtime real estate guru, educated, well connected in a variety of industries, a skilled negotiator, and a community advocate.

Please visit her site at ThriveCalabasas.com to learn more. Denise would like the pleasure of knowing you, lifelong.

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Michael Combs
818.370.5639

Mike began his college career at Arizona State University pursuing a career in golf alongside future PGA tour professionals Phil Mickelson and Billy Mayfair. After witnessing their unique abilities first hand he decided the pursuit of a degree in Business Management would be much more attainable. After graduating in the Spring of 1993, Michael moved back to his native California and received his real estate license in the Fall of 1994.

Since the early 1990’s the Combs name has earned renown as one of the premier marketer of properties in the Ventura and Los Angeles County areas. Our aim is to serve clients desiring a complete package of real estate home selling services, and soon became known as THE solution for Ventura and Los Angeles County area home sellers.

As one of the areas top realtors, Mike Combs has integrated the experience, knowledge and innovation from the most successful and innovative real estate sales models into an unparalleled real estate sales blueprint with a dedicated focus on ease of home selling for Ventura and Los Angeles County home owners.

Our core system is built around the principles of smoothness and urgency. As a home seller you can discover the ease of dealing with a client oriented firm that delivers expert marketing and aggressive buyer sourcing coupled with professional contract and closing services. Quite simply, you get a oneof-a-kind, best-in-class all-encompassing suite of professional home sale services.

Mike is also a Certified Short Sale Specialist. He understands how exhausting this process can be to the homeowner and WILL assist you and your family with your current housing situation to do whatever it takes to help you avoid foreclosure, save your credit and prevent a deficiency judgment. Mike’s professional team includes a title company, attorneys, loss mitigators and an administrative staff to smooth the transition. He has closed hundreds of deals with numerous banks with an efficient system of handling brokers, escrow, lenders and contractors while maximizing his client’s return and minimizing their exposure and liability. He has conducted thousands of property valuations to obtain the absolute TOP dollar while limiting days on market.

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Michael Jerry
661.874.7296

PURE AGGRESSION EQUALS PURE RESULTS is the best way to describe Michael’s approach to today’s Real Estate market. Michael is no stranger to the luxury home market, having worked in the exclusive enclave of Beverly Park, where countless celebrities and business moguls reside. To this day they shall remain nameless because anonymity is a key factor in this business. Michael also worked at Sony Studios, Culver Studios and co-founded an indie record label.

Michael has also managed high end apartment complexes in the North Hollywood Arts District and Toluca Lake. After working for the U.S. Government for several years, Michael pursued his passion in real estate full time. Prior to joining THRIVE Homes and Estates Michael worked with a large investment and real estate firm; acquiring, listing and selling millions of dollars worth of real estate in record time.

Michael has fine-tuned his real estate skills and operates at a high level of integrity, professionalism with dominating aggressiveness. Let PURE AGGRESSION work for you.

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Ahmaad Coney
310.426.8544

Ahmaad has a strong real estate and finance background. Ahmaad was first introduced to real estate in the late 1990s, as a teen. He then began to formulate real estate investments with friends and family members, while working in property management and as an assistant to his real estate mentor. After two years he then worked as a mortgage loan officer and became a top-producing salesman in his field. Throughout the years Ahmaad has founded various businesses including a mortgage brokerage, real estate investment company and a retail store.

Ahmaad brings his tenacity, persistence and patience to the high stakes world of luxury real estate sales. Ahmaad has been a salesperson licensee for over 8 years now and is looking forward to continued success on a Thriving Team!

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Shawnte Northcutte
310.295.8000

Is from a family of Real Estate professionals in the Beverly Hills area. Her father is the founder and the owner of Northcutte Appraisers INC. that specializes in the valuation of Estate and Celebrity Homes.

Ms. Northcutte attended Beverly Hills High School and is now a member of the Beverly Hills Women’s Network, providing for long standing and beneficial ties to the Westside community.

Ms. Northcutte has gained an unrivaled reputation for success, deftly fulfilling the requirements of her clientele and matching them with the properties that best suit their way of life. If you are seeking a superior LA celebrity real estate agent to handle your next transaction – Shawnte D. Northcutte is the perfect choice.

Now associated with the innovative and esteemed brokerage firm Thrive Homes and Estates, that will aid your Estate Property search, allow you to make confident decisions and ensure that your closing goes off without a hitch. Her personal and professional experiences make Ms. Northcutte, incredibly well suited for handling the purchase and sale of Beverly Hills A-List real estate as well as managing the expectations of high end clientele.

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Craig Higdon
310.463.3799

Craig is a California native born in Santa Monica, but raised on the East Coast in Tarrytown, New York. He came back to Southern California to go to school at USC where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He later earned an MBA from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK through their Distance Learning program.

In 1993 he began his real estate career starting out in the mortgage business, where he quickly expanded his expertise to both residential and commercial lending. He was involved in many large-scale transactions in excess of $10,000,000 throughout Southern California. At one point he owned a national mortgage company focused on small business owners. He later gained expertise in insurance and in real estate sales.

His client focus and dedication to building solid relationships has helped him throughout his career. He has always been responsive to client needs, meeting deadlines, and exceeding expectations wherever possible.

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Admir Monteiro
310.526.1444

Admir Bio Coming Soon!