Joan Yarfitz and John Steiner

International Advisors Engel & Völkers Beverly Hills 01102454 | 00708625
Joan Yarfitz brings a unique blend of business and the arts to her real estate career. She is a top-producing agent specializing in properties throughout the Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, Sunset Strip, Hancock Park and Beverly Hills since 1988.
Previously, she owned her own marketing and commercial photography business. She continues to incorporate these skills into real estate, giving the presentation and promotion of properties an imaginative & colorful blend of artistic flair and architectural motifs.
Her background in the arts includes being a dance enthusiast and promoter who helped bring the intricate and passionate Argentine tango to Los Angeles. She has been featured on E! Entertainment, and Bravo, as well as in "The Los Angeles Times," "Calendar" & Metro sections.
The business of real estate, “the Art of Negotiation”, is often likened to a dance that occurs between agent and principals. Joan weaves her years of real estate experience, business acumen, marketing and promotional capabilities into the rhythm of the deal and embraces clients with her people and social skills.
John Steiner is a seasoned real estate veteran, top-producing agent, new-agent trainer and professional lecturer who is passionate about “everything real estate”. He averages 35 closed transactions a year, selling properties from the Westside to the Silverlake Hills.
John is a RADA-trained actor, with 120 European movies and Broadway success to his credit. He has an avid cult following among fans of B movies of the 1970s and ´80s.
Fluent in Italian, French and German, John has lived in Italy, England and has made Los Angeles his home for many years. His business experience includes raising film financing, real estate investment, development, ownership and management in three countries.
John brings “service with a smile that ends with a SOLD SIGN” to all of his real estate transactions. His highest priority in real estate is to bring integrity, dedication and results to all of his clients.
Aug 1, 2017
Joan and John know all the ins and outs of real estate--the transaction process and the human drama behind it all. They are fair, honest and dedicated. I have purchased and/or sold more than 10 properties with Joan and John. I refer them to all of my friends and family and know we'll never have to look for other real estate agents again. They are simply the best!
Mar 1, 2017
Joan and John are fantastic agents. I've purchased and sold homes with them, and the effort, care, compassion and diligence they offer is incomparable. I feel so fortunate to have found them. They will come through 110%. I recommend them to all of my friends, family and business associates.
Jan 1, 2017
Fantastic agents, willing to devote hours and hours of their time to my very picky home search, and when other agents would have given up, they hung in there, gave me their most objective opinions--even when they discouraged what they thought wasn't a good deal for me. Ultimately, they found me the "perfect property".
Sep 1, 2016
We would like to thank you for your hard work in finding us our wonderful new home. By the time the Israeli Army (sic) is finished with the plumbing and heating, along with the growing number of multi-national troops bringing the house into the 21st Century, we will toast with our best champagne.
Mar 1, 2015
Joan and John represented me in my recent home purchase. It would be hard to imagine more patient, insightful, knowledgeable and efficient real estate agents. They remained good natured while I looked at over 150 properties. They were shrewd and aggressive when making offers on my behalf on three separate properties. Their superior real estate acumen helped me secure the best possible home for my money. I would recommend them for any real estate transaction and would most certainly use their services again.
Jan 1, 2015
Our experience with Joan and John involved the purchase of our first home. We had spent a year searching on the Internet and with other brokers with no success. When we met Joan and John, we were impressed by their intelligence, knowledge and approachability. They understood our needs and found us exactly the home of our dreams within a week! They were effective negotiators and advocates for us throughout the entire home buying process. Eventually, we will sell our "starter home" and work with Joan and John to find our next home!
Dec 1, 2014
After two unsuccessful attempts to sell our house with other real estate agents, our third time proved the charm when we listed with Joan and John! You have been diligent hard workers and will always recommend you to our neighbors and friends. We'll always be grateful to you for guiding us through our sale to a successful and profitable closing.
Oct 1, 2014
I just wanted to thank you again for the fantastic job you did in the recent sale of my home during a painful divorce. I am so grateful that you were able to quickly find the right buyers for the property. I know that this is your job, but you do it so well with thoroughness, tenacity, firm business and common sense(s). But more than anything, I enjoyed our association-- your manner, intelligence, sensitivity to the situation and sense of humor -- without which this process could have been a nightmare, but turned out to be stress-free and enable me and my now-ex to move on with our lives.
Jun 1, 2014
We were most fortunate to have selected Joan and John as our agents to represent our late aunt's estate. Beyond the call of duty, you were oversaw the renovation of the property, made certain it was represented in the best possible light, and brought a great deal of enthusiasm and personal commitment to making the sale. Your interest in architecture and photography also contributed to our successful results. Your promptness in returning our calls and keeping us informed was greatly appreciated. Not many real estate agents have Joan and John's superb qualifications, competence and personal qualities that bring excellent results!