In addition to 21 years of real estate expertise on the Westside, Tiffany brings her clients the unique added insight of a licensed Real Estate Broker. All of which allows her to handle every situation with ease and grace. With sales of over 600 properties behind her, this U.C. Berkeley graduate is a tough negotiator who assures her clients the absolute most for their property under any circumstances. Tiffany is keenly attuned to her clients, and renown for creating a safe environment for feedback and suggestions. She understands that the sale of a home may very well be the biggest financial transaction a client may ever take part in.
Always competitive and driven, prior to real estate Tiffany was a top-10 U.S. Professional Beach Volleyball player. And during college, a Pac-10 conference All-Decade Team selection, as well as an Academic All-American while at U.C. Berkeley. Tiffany founded Santa Monica High’s Beach Volleyball program as a volunteer coach. A native of Santa Monica, Venice, and Malibu, Tiffany currently shares time between Venice and Ojai with her husband and two children. An avid real estate investor, Tiffany owns several income properties as well as owning Pitfire Pizza, Superba Food & Bread, American Beauty and The Window.
For the better part of the last decade, Tracey has enjoyed her “newest” career – helping people find their place in the world. Coming from a theater and film production background and being a serial entrepreneur, real estate was a natural progression… Understanding and translating the story of a home to potential buyers, putting together a team of vendors and managing the process of getting a home “show ready” for sale, or helping clients navigate the often emotional process of buying and selling what is likely their biggest asset, Tracey has found a way to combine all of her skills while also nurturing and taking care of her clientele.
Tracey and Tiffany have worked hand in hand for the past six years and became business partners in the spring of 2019. Together they now run a team of dynamic agents who all live, work, volunteer and play on the West Side of Los Angeles, and who is ranked in the top one percent Nationwide in Sales by Volume by the Wall Street Journal’s REal Trends. The core of their business, though, remains the careful attention to and tending of their clients – it’s not about the deal, it’s about the people.
Heavily involved in the community, Tracey has been an active member and leader of several public school Parent/Teacher associations, sits on the Board of “Better With Books”, a literacy non-profit, supports several arts advocacy organizations, and volunteers her time with the celebrated LAUSD program, “Young Storytellers”.
Lady Michael McCraine is the former owner and CEO of Fictional Homes. She studied architecture and interior design at UCLA, and she brings to Compasseighteen years of experience as a leading Los Angeles based interior designer, home stager, and real estate agent.
Working closely with clients, and listening carefully to their needs, from a project’s conception to its completion has taught Michael how people truly live and function in different environments.But more importantly, it has revealed how people dream of living and functioning in those same spaces. This aspect has made her an unstoppable force in helping buyers find the perfect home, based on their wants and needs, guiding developers through the purchasing and building process, and helping seller’s markettheir homes for the ultimate salewith elegantstaging, outstanding photography, and accurate pricing. She knows the importance of being fair and ethical throughout these processes, and she has perfected the art of negotiation so that everyone is a winner.
Michael lives in Venice with her partner, two children, and two pups. She enjoys meditation, swimming in the ocean, reading classic and contemporary literature, taking surf lessons, walking around Venice, dancing in the kitchen, biking in Ojai, and all things craft-oriented. Charity organizations that she supports include the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, Saving the Survivors NPC, David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and The Little Farm in Ojai.
Louis spent the last 14 years building and operating one of LA’s top brokerages, acting as a founding partner and growing the team from one employee to over 80. Leveraging his versatile expertise and penchant for hard work, he led the group to unimaginable heights, capturing roughly 25% of the city’s market share in their footprint and getting ranked the #2 real estate team in the nation by The Wall Street Journal.
Through that journey, Louis discovered that working directly with real estate clients—and offering tailored guidance aimed at driving specific long-term wealth-building objectives—is where he’s most fulfilled. Now that he’s a partner at the Tiffany Rochelle Group at Compass, Louis is free to place the majority of his focus on providing one-on-one real estate service. Home buyers and sellers with a wide range of goals would be hard-pressed to find a more conscientious advocate with a proven ability to deliver.
Raised in Cambridge, MA by a family of contractors and craftsmen, Louis Leal began learning about homes at a very young age, going on to make his first real estate investment at the age of 19—and, as a result, getting an immersion course of sorts in the nuances of property management. Innately entrepreneurial, he was eager to master the financial aspect of business, so he subsequently earned degrees in Economics and Finance at UMass Boston. Armed with the experience he gained working at Boston’s premier comprehensive financial planning firm—not to mention, a genuine passion for architecture and building things—Louis quickly realized that real estate was a logical career path.
Given his affinity for the outdoors and action sports, he couldn’t resist the magnetic allure of Southern California. So in 1998, he made the move to Venice, purchasing a home in the beloved city he now calls home together with his wife and son. Outside of work, Louis enjoys hiking, woodworking, spending time with his family, and meeting the many inspiring creatives who he believes make LA’s Westside the best place in the world to live.