Alex Brunkhorst: Broker, The Agency

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Alex Brunkhorst is a graduate of Georgetown University, where she majored in Economics and graduated Cum Laude. Alex has represented many of Los Angeles’s writers, directors and entertainment industry professionals on their real estate purchases and sales and is known as one of the premier “go-to” agents for behind-the-camera Hollywood. Before real estate, Alex worked in the entertainment business at United Talent Agency. Alex is also a novelist; her book The Gilded Life of Matilda Duplaine will be published in October.

What do you do best?

I came from the talent agency business, and I understand how to work with clients. I’m a problem-solver instead of a problem-maker.

What makes you the best?

My dedication to my clients and, humbly, I would say my taste. I view my job as a real estate matchmaker, and think I nail the right fit. I also have strong relationships with other real estate agents, which are critical to getting my clients houses in this crazy age of multiple offers.

How will you stay the best?

I’m really happy with how my business runs right now, but my goal is to do it on a bigger scale. That may mean bringing on a newer agent to work with me.

What are your aspirations?

Personal: To get a better work-life balance. I have Instagram-envy when I see other people in Ibiza and St. Tropez. I have to figure that part of my life out!      

Business: My biggest business aspiration has always been to have happy clients. So far so good.

What fascinates you?


Favorite Motto:

To quote Sheryl Sandberg, “Lean In.” That’s something I’m really working on in both the business and personal aspects of my life.

Favorite People:

I have a great admiration for people who have real talent and strive to be the best in what they do – whether it’s a surgeon, a scientist, a baseball player, or a business person.

Favorite Places:

Los Angeles, Aspen, and my parents’ lake house in Wisconsin.

Favorite Products:

My iPod and Beats headphones.

Current Passions:

I love to write, read, listen to music, play tennis, surf, and travel.  I am also a huge supporter of the Best Friends Animal Society and other dog rescue groups.