A native of Southern California, Alessandra Castrogiovanni credits her family background in real estate for her business acumen. She grew up in Palos Verdes, where her mother has established a long career as a successful Broker on the Hill and her father’s entrepreneurial spirit as a builder and developer in the South Bay area made a lasting impression. She studied art at the prestigious L’Accademia di Belle Arti in Bologna, Italy before earning a B.A. in International Relations from Fordham University at Lincoln Center. While in New York, Alessandra served as a Rapporteur at the United Nations for UNICEF. Well-traveled and well connected, she is fluent in Italian and enjoys working with a diverse international clientele.
Alessandra is a person of high integrity and discretion. At the start of her career at Creative Artists Agency, she negotiated over $100M in contracts for A-list artists, entertainment executives, attorneys, managers and agents worldwide, working with legends like Christina Aguilera, Bob Dylan and Stevie Wonder. At her next venture in Film Music for Universal, she produced over 30 soundtracks, many of which won Oscars. She has also parlayed her producing experience to help emerging philanthropic causes launch their missions, most notably, for the Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic, an international humanitarian NGO healthcare project in Sub-Sahara Africa.
Her advanced negotiation skills, world-class connections, discretion with client representation, understanding of LA’s affluent markets and keen eye for creating compelling and effective marketing materials, set her apart from the rest as a distinguished specialist who will exceed the most exacting standards. As a professional who abides by a strict code of ethics, she provides the highest level of professional and fiduciary representation. Her practice focuses on representation of sellers and buyers of residential real estate in Los Angeles, with an emphasis on trust sales working closely with entertainment talent, attorneys, trust officers, business managers and CPA’s. Alessandra understands her client’s needs, solves problems and always produces results. She is an active member of the Beverly Hills Greater Los Angeles Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors.
"Alessandra worked tirelessly to help me sell my house in Venice for quite a bit over asking price. She put me in touch ...
"Alessandra worked tirelessly to help me sell my house in Venice for quite a bit over asking price. She put me in touch with excellent professionals to help with repairs and staging, and gave me great advice about about pricing. I also had her help in buying two other properties, and will use her again to sell one later this year. I recommend her services very highly. I'm happy to have found someone I trust and like."
Visual Effects Supervisor
What Alessandra Castrogiovanni offers is what she has called, "concierge" service. A complete range of expertise and...
What Alessandra Castrogiovanni offers is what she has called, "concierge" service. A complete range of expertise and support in every stage of the home buying process. I felt the process to be very personal and very nurturing throughout.Alessandra was tireless in making sure that I had access to every opening and showing that was relevant, and she debriefed me regularly to try to refine my search. She set me up with mortgage brokers who helped me to understand my finances, and she worked directly with my personal bankers on making sure that the business end moved forward with the minimum of personal effort on my part. I was buying in a very tight, and very super-heated market. When it finally came to writing offers, the market was demanding extremely short turnaround times. As a negotiator, I think that Alessandra is wise. I'm now the owner of a new home and am excited to be moving in. For her part, even though the business part of our relationship is over, Alessandra has made clear that she is in it for the long haul, helping me think about furniture and wanting to plan the housewarming party. I am very happy indeed to be a positive reference for Alessandra Castrogiovanni. Anyone reading this should feel privileged to be able to enjoy her service.
Mark S. Cohen
Professor of Neuroscience, UCLA
It is my immense pleasure to recommend Alessandra Castrogiovanni. My experience with her was 5 out...
It is my immense pleasure to recommend Alessandra Castrogiovanni. My experience with her was 5 out of 5 stars and she went way over and above to earn my respect, trust and admiration. Alessandra had just sold another unit in my building and broke the all-time record for sales price! She is highly talented technologically and from a marketing aspect, she and her firm make excellent use of the relevant search engines, real estate databases and overseas promotions. She overcame the challenges of me living in another state and was remarkable to going over and above her responsibilities to help me every step of the way. A few areas where she excels and differentiates herself from other agents: She is an expert with negotiations - got me top dollar, over list price, all cash, and quick close! There is nothing that escapes Alessandra’s attention when it comes to sales. She is organized, efficient and caring and I never would have gotten as good a deal without her advice and counsel. She is a master with contract negotiations. Alessandra dealt with the buyers’ agents in a firm and persistent yet professional manner as many times as it took to get the best deal and create a favorable outcome for me with all of the myriad requests and repairs handled in my absence flawlessly. Her active participation in staging and preparing the home beautifully with professional photography that stood out from other listings. She hosted event like open houses and broker community debuts. A total professional attitude at all times –pleasant, hardworking, generous, engaging Alessandra is a highly attentive agent. She returned all phone calls and emails the same day. I never felt neglected or unimportant. Alessandra is honest and
trustworthy and we worked extremely well together despite the challenges of distance! I am so pleased to recommend Alessandra Castrogiovanni – she is hands down the best in the business in my opinion.
Alessandra was such an amazing find! She kept our deal together and made it happen. Without her we would not have been...
Alessandra was such an amazing find! She kept our deal together and made it happen. Without her we would not have been able to close. She is the most diligent, honest and responsible agent I've ever come across, not to mention such a pleasure to work with throughout the search. Finding a place is stressful enough, and she managed to make it such an easy process. She was always on top of every step of the way and communicated where things were, and followed up to make sure nothing fell through the cracks. She was able to reduce the price significantly and negotiated the best terms for us and made sure we were protected the entire time. She is extremely connected and has an all star team of contacts. Not only did she help through the buying process, she connected me with vendors to help start up the renovation process. She lined up estimates and made sure moving in would be the most seamless process possible. I give her my highest recommendation and if you're looking for an agent, you must choose her. She's honestly the best, and a wonderful agent and friend.
Gabriel Ho, ABC Studios
As a first time buyer, Alessandra was very helpful and understanding, she walked me through the entire process in a...
As a first time buyer, Alessandra was very helpful and understanding, she walked me through the entire process in a very personable and professional manner. I felt like I was her top priority. She was the agent to get my offer accepted after having looked for 2 years with other agents. Finally, we beat all of the other offers in this extremely competitive market! She also negotiated a substantial amount of money credited back to me with the repairs. She is an amazing negotiator! Alessandra is very resourceful and was able to recommend great vendors for inspections as well as contractors. She was always available for me and her exceptional knowledge and experience of the real estate market made the experience of buying painless and efficient. She really had my back during the entire process and we have become friends through this process. If you want the best representation, I would highly recommend her services!
She is the best! Closing price 6% higher than the listing price, 2 very strong offers came just 4 days before 1st open...
She is the best! Closing price 6% higher than the listing price, 2 very strong offers came just 4 days before 1st open house day! It took just 28 days from we signed the contract with her as our selling agent to the day we got all cash which was also including national holiday, amazing! The way she showed our home is the best in our area among all other agents that we realized. Professional photographer, professional team, professional mover, she has a lot of helpful resources for almost everything we need from the listing to the moving. 300+ web sites, high quality flyers, professional photos for the showing, very very nice warm up plan and activities. By the way, we did get what we want all according her selling strategy, she did a very accurate estimation when we met on the first day, obviously she made a very good market survey for her potential customer, this is the real sales! Smart, professional, dedicated, experienced and very honest, she is the one you need! Absolutely!
Nick & Mina Yahuai Li & Meinan Zhang
Global Vice President Volvo, China
It's been only through the perseverance, knowledge and sound advice of Alessandra that I managed to ...
It's been only through the perseverance, knowledge and sound advice of Alessandra that I managed to score the perfect match. Alessandra was very smart in searching and selecting the right properties, steering me away from toxic deals and guiding me how to look at listings and properties to find the real value, both personal and financial. She is incredibly knowledgeable in the process and always responds in a timely manner. She is very efficient, smart and quick. She made the process smooth from start to finish and went above and beyond her duties to make the process transparent for me while supporting me all the way through, especially when the pressure was high. She also has great negotiation skills and a natural market instinct, which I think are the two essential qualities needed in closing the right deal at the best price. I can't thank her enough for having led me through my first home acquisition. I think Alessandra is a natural talent and I recommend her to anybody that wants a personalized and caring service as well as a smooth and successful transaction.
Senior Software Engineer, Zynga
I found Alessandra by looking at past sales of other townhomes in our complex. She had been an agent in 3 of the most...
I found Alessandra by looking at past sales of other townhomes in our complex. She had been an agent in 3 of the most impressive sales over the past year or so, including one that sold for the highest price in the history of the complex. She did it again for us! We listed our unit at $789,000 and it sold for $820,000 cash - the highest price ever for the particular type of unit in our complex. Alessandra was extremely helpful with beautiful professional staging & photography, and being there to manage workers when we couldn't. We had amazing photos, tons of interest at her open houses, and were marked as a "hot home" on one of the top real estate websites. Alessandra was organized, meticulous and always available for us when we had questions. She's also a great negotiator. I highly recommend her!
Studio Teacher, TeachingTheStars.com
Alex is way more than a Realtor, she connected us with someone to upgrade our flooring, paint our cabinets, stage, and...
Alex is way more than a Realtor, she connected us with someone to upgrade our flooring, paint our cabinets, stage, and so much more. Her marketing and promotions is off the charts, reaching the most buyers. She sold $104,000 over asking all cash. Btw, we set the highest record sale in our 245 unit complex. She is totally the real deal.
Jerome Greenwald, Producer
I would highly recommend Alessandra to represent the sale of your home! I had a very positive experience selling my...
I would highly recommend Alessandra to represent the sale of your home! I had a very positive experience selling my home. She was very enthusiastic, communicated with me regularly and was always available to address my concerns. Alessandra was a very proactive and detail oriented agent and always worked around my busy schedule. Her knowledge of the area was impressive and she consistently kept me informed of the changes of the market. She demonstrated great follow through and was constantly professional. Alessandra is impeccably honest and hardworking. She will see the job done though to completion.
Alessandra got me $101,000 over asking and set a record in the building for the highest price per square foot!...
Alessandra got me $101,000 over asking and set a record in the building for the highest price per square foot! Alessandra was a perfect match for me and the sale of my property. Her level of knowledge regarding the market and the location of my condo helped make a quick sale. She was very responsive to my inquiries and kept me apprised of the market changes that took place throughout the transaction. She was very personable, caring, helpful, and extremely hardworking. Alessandra is very passionate about her work and it reflected in each communication.
Janet Krause Crowle
Senior Administrator, Goodwin Proctor
"Alessandra demonstrated class and a high end feel for style and design. She is a consummate professional and very...
"Alessandra demonstrated class and a high end feel for style and design. She is a consummate professional and very compassionate, while being sensitive to our needs and timeline. She has far exceeded all of the other sales in the area — as our home sold at the highest price point ever! She is meticulous with her open houses, and very creative with her marketing material, social media exposure, promotional campaigns, using video and music production to sell our home at another level. She worked very diligently and beyond our expectations. Alessandra is super organized and also very clear in her communication with us. I very much appreciated this as I am very detailed myself. This emotional process became an exiting and inspiring experience in which we loved working together with Alessandra. We will be friends for life and I would highly recommend her services!"
Marie-josé and Hans Blom
I am eager to review realtor Alessandra Castrogiovanni. (Alex) from the beginning of our relationship, she exuded knowledge and proficiency...
I am eager to review realtor Alessandra Castrogiovanni. (Alex) from the beginning of our relationship, she exuded knowledge and proficiency concerning the southern Californian real estate market. Alex expertly guided us thru the maze of comparing our home to similar properties, marketed our home using busy business media and also staged our home to look beautiful to prospective buyers, which numbered in the hundreds due to her efforts. In a short period of time our home sold way above our asking price because I believe, Alex created a home that sparkled and shined. I 100% endorse Alessandra Castrogiovanni as the realtor-of-choice in Southern California.
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