Andrew Manning grew up in Sherman Oaks and Tarzana. He had an early interest in real estate and attended open houses as a teenager because design, style, and architecture fascinated him. He majored in Political Science/Communications at UCLA, then worked as an assistant manager at a family law firm for over three years, followed by brief stint as an Olympic escort, conducting celebrity tours and shuttling executives to events.
After earning his license during his senior year, he began working full-time in real estate in 1986. Entering the field just as the market began its 1980′s upswing, his fortuitous timing and hard work paid off. He received the top award for “Outstanding Sales First Year” at his former company. He was his office’s Top Producer from 1993-2000 as well as a consistent member of the Founders Circle, which represented the top one percent of the over 2,000 agents at the Fred Sands Realtors ® firm. “During my first five years in the business” Andrew remembers, “I attended every real estate seminar that was ever created! I’ve had many mentors and valuable training, but ultimately developed my own successful approach to my business through hard work and determination”. Currently, Andrew is ranked in Berkshire Hathaway PREA 100, which consists of the top 100 agents of the 50,000-agent force in the United States and Canada. In 2002 and 2003 Andrew ranked as the #1 agent in Berkshire Hathaway’s Sherman Oaks Office as well as the #1 agent for Berkshire Hathaway in the San Fernando Valley.
Andrew focuses on the marketing of properties in Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Toluca Lake, Valley Village, and Encino, as well as the Mulholland Corridor.
He maintains a support team dedicated to respond to all client questions and concerns the same day, providing reliable and expert support for his clientele. “The most important thing to us (and our clients) is returning phone calls so that people know they’re being taken care of. My staff also handles the high volume of calls we get from prospective clients, generated by our aggressive marketing programs”. Customer service is the essential ingredient in this business. Andrew says, “The busier you get, the more important it becomes. Each person has to be treated as if they were your only client. I have my staff built-in so that people feel comfortable and confident dealing with all of us. My staff is sufficiently trained and experienced to handle most questions. For more difficult or complicated issues, I’m always personally available for my clients”.
Andrew has built a strong reputation over the years and works with a large network of cooperative and interactive associates. He has spent years-forming relationships with other agents at various companies across the city, state, and country that provide him amazing networking and marketing opportunities. These connections provide him with the ability to expose his properties to a wider market range. Andrew’s years of working with some of the most well known business management and entertainment management firms in the city have industry players seeking his advise and portfolio of properties for sale. His consistently high level of customer satisfaction results in a steady stream of referrals. He has enormous real estate experience to share with his clientele. He’s self-motivated, has fine-tuned people skills and is easy to work with. He says, “I always try to find my clients a house that is comfortable, fits their needs and is a sound investment. This is my challenge and my goal”. So whether it’s a modest condo or a luxury property, Andrew Manning handles it all – with substance and style!
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Communications – UCLA.
Completed all required continuing education courses in Real Estate: 1986 – Present.
Educational emphasis in the areas of appraisal, bankruptcy, probate sales and marketing of Real Estate Owned (REO) properties marketing international relocation.
Member of the San Fernando Valley Association of Realtors ®.
Member of the Los Angeles/Beverly Hills Board of Realtors ®.
Member of the Burbank/Glendale Board of Realtors ®.
Member of the Regional Multiple Listing Service – (San Fernando Valley, Conejo Valley, Simi Valley, and Ventura County).
Member of the Studio City Chamber of Commerce since 1987.
Received the Kirsey Kinsey Award for community service 1990-1991.
Continued Corporate Sponsor at Carpenter Elementary School, Studio City.
Received San Fernando Valley Business Journal “The Best Residential Real Estate” Award 2003.
Real Estate Experience
Received Real Estate License in 1986 and named Top Producer first year with the company.
Realtor ® Associate and Estates Director – Berkshire Hathaway
Actively participate in all phases of residential resale property throughout the entire San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles County areas. This encompasses preparation of detailed comparative market analyses for active and sold residential property. Continuous previewing of new listings. Being creative and implementing a market-worthy promotional program, newspaper, and television advertising spots. Maintaining legal information updates; attending educational seminars; interfacing with buyers, sellers, escrow, title officers, and lenders to complete the sale transaction process.
Member of ELITE MEET-Top 1% of Brokers in the San Fernando Valley-Meeting bi-monthly to formulate marketing and networking strategies.
Member Directors and Chairman Circle (Diamond Division) since their inception (Top 1% of agents company wide).
2001 through 2011 Member PREA 100 – Top 100 agents in the 50,000 member Berkshire Hathaway network.
Representing both buyers and sellers on REO Properties with Bank of America, Union Bank, Glendale Federal Bank, Downey Savings and Loan, and Charter Pacific Bank.
Company wide instructor and motivational speaker on topics which include Successful Marketing Techniques, Marketing REO Properties, Decorating for Top Sales Price, Presenting and Negotiating Offers, Marketing Estate Properties, and Working with High Profile Clients and Business Managers.
Luxury Properties Director Berkshire Hathaway’s Luxury Properties Division