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Compass

42 South Pasadena Avenue,

Pasadena, CA 91105

DRE 01866459

Ara Keshishian

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  • The Honorable Steve Cooley - Former District Attorney of L.A. County 2000-2012

    Passion and professionalism are just a couple words that describe Ara’s dedication to his real estate clients. I recently had the pleasure of working with Ara and I look forward to working with him again very soon.
  • Mark MacCarley - Principal: MacCarley & Rosen, PLC.

    I recently worked with Ara on a major real estate acquisition for a mutual client. His professionalism, knowledge, and expertise substantially contributed to the success of this transaction. I highly recommend Ara to anyone seeking the consummate Real Estate Professional.
  • Mike Sarian - President, Prime Healthcare Services

    I’ve had the great pleasure of working with Ara on four transactions over the last three years. Ara has represented me as a buyer and as a seller. We started our relationship with the purchase of my beachfront home in Malibu and most recently he sold an investment property I owned in Van Nuys. Ara brings tremendous value to me; he is honest, intelligent and most importantly I trust him implicitly.
  • Nick Segal - President of Compass Southern California

    Having worked with Ara personally, I know his drive to be motivated by caring for his clients, demonstrated by his attention to detail and his ability to create a safe space for his clients to explore their options and create strategies that serve their needs. Ara has a sterling reputation in the industry and the respect of his peers. That level of credibility takes time to earn and a willingness to consistently consider the needs of his clients before his own needs. It is a pleasure and honor to work with Ara.
  • Maggie Navarro -Vice President-Manager of Compass Old Town Pasadena I DTLA

    As a manager, I’m extremely impressed with the level of service and care Agent Ara shows to his clients. His in-depth knowledge of the market sets him apart from all others. Ara is exceptionally skilled at negotiating and guiding his clients through complex transactions on both the buy and sale side of residential and commercial properties. His creative and well designed marketing is strategically targeted for maximum exposure to the most likely buyer pool. Ara is a great person and true professional with the highest level of integrity. He’s a true gem and an absolute joy to work with.
  • Chris Weeks

    I doubt there is ONE agent out there with the marketing skill set that Ara has. Both the flyer and our brochure was absolutely beautiful. We didn’t see anything that came close produced by any of the "big Altadena agents." Not only was our property skillfully marketed but Ara made himself available during every single showing. Please, find a guy who will do that? If you have an agent who isn’t 100% in love with your listing, find another one. Our sale wasn’t "just about slamming a deal" as it is with so many others in the industry. Because of Ara’s assistance and knowledge base our sale went smoothly. We couldn’t be happier with Ara and we’re not very easily pleased. We expect excellence from anyone we hire: Ara delivered over and over again. Just because there are others in the Altadena area who "appear to get all the listings" doesn’t mean you should go with them. Talk to Ara first. You’ll be happy you did.
  • Michael & Armene

    Ara was exceptional and I would recommend him without reservation to anyone looking to buy a home. Not only was he professional, knowledgeable, and very personable, but he also took the time to literally "prep" us for every step of the process before it took place. This made our experience very pleasant and very easy. He handled everything and there was no point during the entire experience where my wife or I felt overwhelmed by the home-buying process. Given this was our first home purchase, making this a pleasant experience for us was huge. I would, without question, resort to Ara for any future real estate needs that we may have. We always felt buying a home would be a daunting, anxiety-provoking experience; somehow he made this educational and very pleasant for us and we couldn’t thank him enough for it.
  • Greg & Sonia

    I will never look elsewhere. I recommend him to all my friends, family and anyone looking for a professional. I can’t even begin to express how happy my wife and I were during the entire process of selling and buying a home. He made it effortless and always communicated with us. Some guys just stop answering calls and get lazy, but not Ara. He was on the ball at all times. If you want someone who works hard, communicates with you, listens to your needs and stays within those needs, without trying to up-sell you to fill his own pockets, he’s your guy. I will never trust anyone else but him. Ara provided us with the 5 Star/ 5 Diamond experience! Thanks Ara. We appreciate your outstanding work ethics, honesty and integrity!
  • Fredrick & Reena

    Ara is the epitome of an all-inclusive agent. He has mastered the art of understanding his client’s needs and helping make them a reality. Ara is extremely skillful in navigating through the challenging real estate market that we have. He is so responsive and dedicated, he makes you feel like you’re his only client. We never had to wait for him, or push him to do anything, he was always ahead of the game. Ara just sold our house in Granada Hills for $21,000 over asking price, and through his relationships and persistence got us into escrow on our dream house in La Crescenta. He is a gem to deal with and we will definitely employ him for future real estate transactions.
  • Dr. Robert Kyureghian, MD

    I started my journey to buy my first home in Glendale with Ara about 6 months ago. My comfortability with him was immediate. He came highly recommended by a fellow physician. He delivered on every promise and was a wealth of knowledge and experience. Ara astutely found my dream home moments after it was publicly listed. He notified me and within 3 hours we were officially in escrow. His determination and relationship with the listing agent was the reason we were successful. We officially closed in 21 days. Smoothest experience ever! Ara brings a tremendous amount of value and I couldn’t be more satisfied with his performance.
  • Tro & Arda DerSarkissian

    Ara was a professional, and a pleasure to work with. He is young and forward thinking, and understood exactly what we were looking for. The market was a tough one to steer at the moment, but Ara helped us pick through the good and the bad. Ultimately, Ara was able to find us an off market opportunity through his relationships with other brokers, and instead of competing with 35 offers 20-30% over asking, all we were up against was one other offer. Ara guided us into sealing the deal, and we got an off market property below market value. I wouldn’t recommend anyone else for the job.
  • Bako & Sona

    Ara was amazing. We were looking for a house for almost two years, looking at one house after another and at no point did we ever feel like we were annoying him by saying no to every single one. He wanted us to find the perfect place. He always made himself available to go look at a new listing no matter how last minute our request was. He was a pleasure to work with both before, during and after entering escrow. He answered all our questions in detail and made sure that we were happy at all stages of this experience. Thank you Ara.
  • Benjamin C.

    I’ve had the pleasure to use Ara for several properties from Malibu to Glendale. Since I’m a very busy attorney with my own firm, Ara is the perfect real estate agent for me because I can trust him to handle everything. And when I say everything, I really mean everything, from meeting with contractors to staging my entire home. And for my Glendale property he sold it $56k over what I wanted in 10 days. The reason he’s the best is because he really cares, not like most pushy agents who only want a quick sell.
  • Ted

    I work for the wealth management arm of a large financial institution assisting high net worth clients with their financial goals, dreams and retirement planning. I have been referring Ara all my clients now for the past 7 years. They have been using him for finding their dream homes as well as selling their current homes. I can say that I truly trust Ara with representing my clients on both sides of the transaction as well as making sure they have a pleasant experience. I couldn’t be happier with this guy!
  • Jorge & Yelena

    Ara is truly amazing. He helped us find and buy our first home and was there every step of the way for us. He understood our needs, but also our budget. Further, he set us up with all the best recommendations. From our lender to our inspectors and insurance agents. The moment I’d panic, he was always there to listen and calm me down. He truly made a stressful and life changing situation as easy and enjoyable as it could be. I really couldn’t rave more about Ara and would recommend him time and time again.
  • Dave & Bonnie

    My husband and I have worked with Ara both as buyers and sellers over the last few years. Both transactions were incredibly smooth and we were thoroughly impressed by his attentiveness, knowledge and overall service. His marketing and presentation of our Glendale house was top notch from the brochures to the aerial photos he had taken by a drone. It goes without saying that we weren’t surprised when our house sold over asking price and broke records in the Verdugo Woodlands neighborhood.
  • Dr. Henry Huang, MD

    Ara did terrific work in every aspect of the entire process of selling my home. Ara was someone that I felt comfortable with immediately. His effort and attention to detail really stood out. He was supremely helpful in big and little ways. He was very transparent and kept us up-to-date about what was happening. Ara is an outstanding Realtor who made everything go as smoothly as possible. Would be happy to work with him again.
  • Carla Gonzalez

    Ara helped us get our first home and it felt like a bliss! He guided us through it all and was very responsive to our needs. He is a goal getter and the first home we loved is the home we got, all thanks to Ara’s guidance and knowledge. If you are looking for a GREAT realtor stop looking and contact Ara, he will make your dreams come true!!
  • Paul Arzoian

    Ara is nothing but professional in all ways. From his first visit to closing, he was always available for any necessary assistance and would answer any calls or messages promptly. The listing photos came out fantastic and the property brochures were very well made. If you're looking to buy or sell, I would highly recommend Ara Keshishian!
  • Jackie & Pierre

    Ara went above and beyond all expectations composing letters, mailing them all over the city looking for our exact specifications....Only a few weeks later, and we are in our dream home....he made it happen!
  • Scarlet

    I have dealt with a number of agents in all my years of buying and selling houses, what I have never encountered is the professionalism of Ara, he literally had a book made with all the information regarding my neighborhood and the houses that sold around the area with photos, the book was a hard cover. The photographer that he chose to take the photos was nothing less than the greatest photographer. Ara is there throughout your escrow and after it has closed with any questions you have. He sold my place for over the selling price