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RENTING IN L.A. is a locally sourced guide for renters on all things real estate & rental related: from finding a new home, to the application process, to signing a lease and living in a rental to pursuing your dream of future home ownership.

This blog was created and curated by the real estate gurus and the leading experts in the leasing industry, The Rental Girl. The Rental Girl is a Leasing Agency with neighborhood branches throughout Los Angeles, California. Each branch is operated by a unique individual rental agent providing free apartment and home rental listings to renters. The Rental Girl lists apartments and homes for rent in all the great Los Angeles neighborhoods.

The Rental Girl agents are all California licensed real estate agents who are instrumental in navigating renters through the treacherous Los Angeles rental market and ultimately motivating and leading them through ‘first time home buyers’ fears and stumbling blocks to achieve their dreams of one day owning their own home.

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Meet Your Guides:

Victory_HeadshotLindsay Victory, Leasing Agent,Realtor®: Silver Lake, Atwater Village & Elysian Valley 
victory@therentalgirl.com | (310) 694-7577

A dreamer who found her groove in Silver Lake, Victory fell in love with both her neighborhood and the vibe and culture at The Rental Girl while shopping for her own new place. She signed a   lease with The Rental Girl team, and then we recruited her. She has discovered a dream job with limitless possibilities to grow her empire. Victory is known for her no-nonsense spirit, a kind, hopeful heart, and a work ethic that is unparalleled. She fastened her stilettos, grabbed her camera, and jumped onto Ellie’s team where she apprenticed for nearly a year before taking the reins, using that time to establish relationships built on trust with her clients. Now, she’s killing it.

Jen_HeadshotJen Berg, Leasing Agent, Realtor®: Pasadena, South Pasadena, Altadena & San Gabriel
jen@therentalgirl.com | (626) 497-4000

Jen is practically Pasadena’s honorary mayor—and for good reason. She’s lived there all her life and knows all the ins and outs of the City of Roses. Jen’s commitment to LA’s laid-back, yet refined neighbor has built a reliable presence that affords her an intuitive knowledge of the former resort city that developed the iconic American Craftsman style homes. An architectural buff, Jen is a well-equipped guide for clients desiring to flip homes and restore their magnificence. She’s even done it herself. She listens to her clients needs and offers them authenticity, tenacity, and patience. Though she’s a world traveler, her favorite destination experience is among the wondrous nature of Yosemite, a place that inspires cherished memories of her mom and where she still gets away to connect with her two kids (when they’re not meandering around their Old Town ‘hood).

Missy_HeadshotMissy Hayduk, Leasing Agent, Realtor®: Hollywood, Hollywood Hills & West Hollywood
missy@therentalgirl.com | (323) 244-4092

Missy’s no psychic (though she has appeared in a commercial for California Psychics, so she’s played one on TV?), but she knew The Rental Girl’s aesthetic and values were a perfect fit. An interest in interior design and flipping properties with her then boyfriend (now husband) brought her to real estate’s door, and she thrives on the independence, pace, and access to the variety of architectural gems in Hollywood. A certified yoga instructor and accomplished actress and model, she has a B.A. from Marymount Manhattan College in NYC. Another east coast transplant who embraces the art and richness of LA, Missy can be found walking about anywhere with her new rescue, Henry, a black and white ball of adorable.

Jasmine CroppedJasmine Ward, Leasing Agent, Realtor ®: Los Feliz & Franklin Hills
jasmine@therentalgirl.com | (323) 470-4635

A powerhouse among twenty-somethings, Jasmine was lured into the industry after serving almost 6 years in the US Air Force. Then in her sophomore year of Fashion School, she co-created a glossy lifestyle mag where she was Editor-in-Chief and she’s currently designing an art show that shines light on social justice. Jasmine was first attracted to real estate for the relationships and connections that are created here. She is a SoCal native, which shows through her laid-back vibe and belief in approaching life with a light-heart and love. When not perusing through boutiques in Los Feliz, she’s donating her time to non-profits. What’s undeniable about Jasmine is her love for humanity, her insatiable appetite for exploration and curiosity and her passion for community. We’re lucky to have her!

Alexis_Headshot_croppedAlexis Hilton, Leasing Agent, Realtor: Koreatown, Larchmont, Mid-City, Miracle Mile
alexis@therentalgirl.com | (323) 633-0276

Alexis traded the runways and print modeling in Milan and Paris for real estate, first in NYC (born and raised!), until the familiar pull to the sunny west coast brought her to LA. The glass towers, Deco architecture, palm trees and Korean BBQ called her to Koreatown, where she feels right at home. In fact, her home has been featured in Oprah’s O Magazine. It’s a reflection of her personality. Warm. Welcoming. Honest. Her clients sense that, too, and trust her expertise in this booming nabe. Her passion, dedication and sage advice set her apart. When she’s not featuring the hottest new listings and neighborhood attractions in Larchmont, Hancock Park, and Koreatown, she’s out scouting for more. A typical New Yorker, you’d say, except for that shining spirit. Let’s face it. We have the market on that.

Julie_HeadshotJulie Serber, Leasing Agent, Realtor: Westside
julie@therentalgirl.com | (818) 724-9195

A former opera singer with a B.A. in Advertising from Pepperdine, Julie was an Account Manager at a boutique ad firm. Now, she parlays the savoir-faire that led to successful film trailers (one in which she has a cameo) to put clients and renters at ease. Having been raised an LA girl, Julie has lived in some of the town’s best zip codes, including Malibu, Calabasas, Sherman Oaks, and Hollywood. Most recently, she’s put down roots in Culver City, the area where she works as hard as she plays. When she’s not matching house hunters to the homes they love, Julie enjoys sharing the glittering aesthetic of her ‘hood’s history. (Psst! She suggests The Culver Hotel for its Gatsby vibe, cause it brings out her inner flapper girl.) She’s a tiny girl with a big heart. Her newest passion connects her to people and four-legged friends alike at Adopt & Shop, a local rescue organization that saves animals from kill shelters.

Danielle_Headshot_EditDanielle Carter, Leasing Agent, Realtor: Long Beach and South Bay
danielle@therentalgirl.com | (310) 702-6223

Danielle’s small town values followed her when she moved from her birthplace, a teeny Alabama town near historic Selma, to LA, where she was raised. And she’s kept that wide-eyed wonder and approachability, which she tempers with bravery. She understands that her clients are sometimes entering new territory, and her mission is to give them the courage to step toward their dreams. She’s the kind of gal that assembles her friends on the holidays and together they make bagged lunches to give to the homeless. Her eye for marketing a home has been practiced by bringing vintage furniture back to life with modern fabrics and vibrant colors, which she sells on her little Etsy shop.

Robyn_Headshot_editRobyn Joy, Leasing Agent, Realtor: Downtown and Eastside LA 
robyn@therentalgirl.com | (323) 363-6736

London. Pittsburgh. DC. Philly. These cities mourn the loss of Robyn Joy, and LA reaps the treasure. She fell in love with the City of Angels, its people, and the great mix of architecture, and thus a star of property investments and real estate was born. Before heading West with her dog Salem, Robyn Joy got her B.A. in Visual Communication from London’s Regents University, then she tatted a name for herself as a graphic and tattoo design artist in our political capital. Robyn Joy’s sleeves tell the story of a woman with a taste for adventure. She has worked with independent record labels and toured with Murder by Death, a Johnny Cash-meets-Nick Cave kind of band, with an electric cello blend. She can tell you all about it over beer and tots at Cole’s (the century-old bar downtown). Or you can talk welding, of which she’s a novice (but is making grandma proud with a menagerie of salt & pepper shakers that she’s made). In between suds, she’ll hook you up with new downtown digs. By helping people find their perfect spot, she’s building community in a changing urban landscape. “Everything always changes,” she says. “So make sure to enjoy the good when it’s happening and remember the bad is temporary.”

Angela_Headshot_CroppedAngela Campos, Leasing Agent, Realtor: Highland Park, Mt. Washington, Eagle Rock & Glassel Park
angela@therentalgirl.com | (562) 275-5875

Angela fits right in with a mix of hipsters, hippies and family folk in LA’s newest mecca for those seeking a more eclectic and independent haven. It doesn’t take long to discover her enthusiasm for ridiculously delicious eats and hidden-away vintage finds. So far, she’s got two tattoos that she’ll tell about. Patience curls around her wrist, a reminder of her values; less visible is the flock of sparrows, representing her family. Born in SoCal, she grew up in the South Bay area and has lived all over Los Angeles. At heart, Angela has always belonged in real estate. She’s done it all, from escrow, to loan processing, to property management–and she is stoked to be in the Highland Park and NELA areas, where she’ll cast some of her natural sunshine on her rental properties. In life, she says, “It’s all empty and meaningless until YOU give it meaning.” What fulfills her–in and outside of the biz–is helping others achieve their dreams…and at The Rental Girl, she’s found a way to blend who she is with what she does.

 Talin Nazarian, Leasing Agent, Realtor: Northeast Pasadena
talin@therentalgirl.com | (626) 818-7689

Taking care of clients comes as second nature to this down to earth LA native. Talin’s been a nurturer as a behavioral therapist and then a yoga instructor. With a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from UC Santa Barbara, she’s had an inspiring and well-rounded career. Check out the Natural History Museum in LA, and you’ll see the Age of Mammals exhibit that she helped build. Talin later became the Top Sales Manager at Yogaworks (for four years running) until she shifted her focus to house hunting, where she helps all kinds of cool people discover their place to call home. Talin’s a DIY maven, crafting the eclectic collections that she’s created into her Highland Park home. Born and raised in Pasadena, she loves to embrace life in this ever-changing city. Since her surfing phase has passed, she channels her energy into building art installations for the home, with her furry sidekick Simba nearby soaking up the sunrays.