Emma Stone danced through this Old Hollywood neighborhood on her way to the Academy Awards. This romantic Spanish Hacienda is wrapped around a grassy courtyard on a quiet cul de sac. The glorious living room and formal dining room with views of the hills surrounding the Hollywood Bowl has open tress ceiling and stone fireplace. There are warm Hardwood floors throughout. The chef's kitchen has a roasting Niche and stainless appliances. An adjacent breakfast area is finished with a French coved ceiling. Entertain in the dining room with Views of the hills surrounding the Hollywood Bowl. An office or studio has a separate entrance off the courtyard. Down a classic curved stairway is an inviting Screening Room with wet bar and French Doors opening to a lower deck patio. One bedroom and office up, and two bedrooms down. The master Suite has and an ample walkin closet, dual sinks and Separate tub and shower. There is Direct garage access and two additional off-street parking spaces. Above the garage is a large Sunny apartment with bath and kitchenette, also accessed off the entry courtyard. Private, romantic, and perched just above the city... yet another era away.
Bryce Hayes joined Chris Laib and Associates, a high powered, twenty million dollar per year real estate team located at Keller Williams Los Feliz. Keller Williams Los Feliz is the largest producing residential real estate office in central and east side Los Angeles.
Bryce studied communications at the College of Charleston, in his home state of South Carolina. His professional background includes extensive experience in social and digital marketing within the entertainment industry. Clients include 20th Century Fox and Sony Pictures. Social media has become the primary communications platform for young Hollywood, which represent the fastest growing demographic of new home buyers in greater Los Angeles and, particularly in Los Feliz. "Generation X to Millennial professionals do not shop or buy as their predecessors did - they want instantly available information, accessible to them 24/7. Their social network greatly informs their decision making", says Bryce.
The Laib and Associates business model is a melding of traditional high touch marketing values, platformed so they are accessible by these new buyers, in the manner they require.
Bryce lives in West Hollywood with fiance, Morgan, and their two four-legged kids, Maggie and Hubbell. He supports local animal shelters and golfs in his spare time.
His roots in California real estate go deep. His grandmother and aunt were among the first women in the state to earn real estate licenses, and they headed a successful Los Angeles brokerage for many years.
Fortunately for his clients, Chris didn't move straight into the family business after college. Instead, he embarked on a high-powered corporate career where he served as National Director of Sales and Marketing for Westec Security, Inc., and Los Angeles General Manager for fiberoptic network giant MFS, Intellinet. In the process, he amassed the superb set of business skills he uses today on his clients' behalf.
In 1991, Chris reclaimed his real estate heritage, joining the John Aaroe Division of Prudential, where he achieved the coveted Chairman's Circle Legend award for top 1% production for over 6 years. Now at Keller Williams Realty, Los Feliz, the top producing real estate office on the east site of Los Angeles, Chris is a respected specialist in the Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, and SilverLake communities.
An unusual combination of powerful business skills, aesthetic sensibility and congenial style make working with Chris as fun as it is rewarding. "Psychologist rank buying or selling a home near the top of the stress scale," he says. "I make sure my clients not only survive the process, but enjoy it."
Chris likens his work to conducting a symphony; in both cases, it's vital to give each player a lot of attention and oversee the entire performance with total confidence. His special zest for the complex escrow process traces back to college, where he studied contract law. "In some cases, escrow can be very challenging," Chris says. "I find it exhilarating to climb that hill and get to the other side."
Led by his love of historic architecture and helping people, Chris is an active member of the local community. He is immediate past president of the Los Feliz Improvement Association and serves on the board of directors of Friends of the Observatory, which supports the historic Griffith Park landmark. Chris is also on the Griffith Park Advisory Board.
When not working, skiing, golfing, or hiking in Griffith Park, Chris can be found cooking for friends in his historic 1930s Los Feliz home, once owned by the actress who voiced the dastardly Cruella de Vil in Disney's classic 101 Dalmatians. (He and his partner have kept the Dalmatian theme going; they own three of the dogs and are active in a dog rescue group.)
Chris sums up his approach to representing clients very simply. "It's been said you can tell you have a really good real estate agent when you don't know it," he says. "I like my service to be so smooth that it's virtually transparent. I consider that the true hallmark of success."