Bio and Brokerage

Background & Education

Desiree Lapin has been affiliated with Sotheby’s International Realty, Brentwood for over 8 years and has resided in Bel Air, California since 2000. As the mother of two teenage boys and very active in her community, she loves to call Los Angeles home. In 2010, Desiree was a Founding Board Member of the Parents Education League of LA (a non-profit organization dedicated to helping parents navigate schools and education) and currently serves as its President.

Prior to moving to California, Desiree Lapin received her Nevada Sales Associate/Broker license in 1990 and formed CENTURY 21 Consolidated with her mother, Bette Leal. As co-owner of the company, Desiree recruited, trained and managed over 250 Realtors during the Las Vegas boom years when there were over 10,000 people a month relocating to Las Vegas.

Desiree earned a B.A. in International Business Administration from the American University of Paris.

Current Overview

What makes Desiree stand apart from her peers is her natural enthusiasm, her dedication to her clients, a lifelong commitment to the real estate profession, as well as the highest integrity in dealing with her clients and other professionals.  While considered a veteran in the industry, Desiree embraces the newest technologies and keeps pace with the latest real estate trends. When you choose to work with her, you benefit from the experience of a full-time, life-time professional who listens. Desiree knows that clear communication is critical to a successful transaction and an outstanding professional relationship.

Sotheby’s International Realty

Sotheby’s International Realty was established in 1976 as a real estate branch to service the clients of the renowned Sotheby’s auction house. Throughout the years Sotheby’s has become one of the top-rate luxury residential brokerage firms in the world, offering unwavering quality service that has been synonymous with the Sotheby’s name for over two centuries.

Sotheby’s International Realty’s strong network with its international offices combined with its connection to the Sotheby’s auction house allows the companies sales associates to offer quality brokerage services such as exceptional consulting and innovative global marketing to its clients.

To better serve its sales associates and their clients, Sotheby’s International Realty has positioned many of it’s corporate residential brokerages in key market locations which include New York, the Hamptons, Aspen, London, and Beverly Hills.

The Brentwood Office

Through this office, Sotheby’s International Realty represents fine homes and luxury estates throughout the entire Westside of Los Angeles including Brentwood, Bel Air, Westwood, Holmby Hills, Little Holmby, West LA, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, and Malibu. The Brentwood office is situated in the Sotheby’s International Realty Plaza on San Vicente Boulevard. The office is comprised of some of the most sophisticated, experienced, and successful agents in the industry.

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