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Meet Anthony Marguleas of Amalfi Estates in Pacific Palisades

Today we’d like to introduce you to Anthony Marguleas.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I started my residential real estate brokerage firm, Amalfi Estates in 1994.

We are based in Pacific Palisades and have been fortunate to have sold over $1 billion in real estate, helping close to 1000 families buy, sell or lease their homes. We were recently selected top 60 agents out of 1 million agents in the country,

Giving back to the community is a very important part of our business. We have given 10 percent of our commission to charity over the past few years and have been fortunate to have donated close to $600,000.

The charities we support are the American Cancer Society, Make-A-Wish, SPCA LA, Path which helps the homeless, and Homeboy industries. We found it’s about having a relationship with your client and honoring that relationship with a charitable donation

We currently have 12 on our team and we cover all of the Westside of Los Angeles as well as other parts of parts of the San Fernando Valley.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Starting a business in 1994, which was in the middle of a real estate recession and competing in a very competitive marketplace such as Pacific Palisades with very established real estate firms was a challenge.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
We are a philanthropic business that sells real estate. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we what we give. On our website homepage, there is very little about real estate and as the focus is on the five charities we support and we let our clients choose, which of the charities they would like us to donate 10% of our commissions to.

We have been fortunate, this year to have helped 142 dogs get adoption. given 130 cancer patients one-week lodging (while they were getting their cancer treatments), granted five terminally ill children wishes through Make-A-Wish, helped get 75 homeless individuals off the street and provided job training for one former gang member for a year through homeboy industries.

We are encouraging every other real estate agent and firm in LA to donate 10 percent of the commission to charity as well. $36 billion in homes in LA are sold every year, which could be $90 million annually given to charity.

What were you like growing up?
Growing up, I was a bit shy and not as social as other kids.

I always had an entrepreneurial spirit and philanthropy was a big part of that starting in college as I was active in many service organizations.

My parents were my role models as they had always been very active in the community and giving back as well.

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