Penny Muck brings over 15 years in real estate that began as an assistant at a boutique firm in Venice, and evolved to office management, and now, top-performing agent and residential expert. From residential and commercial sales, to leasing, Penny has worked in every aspect of the field.
Penny grew up in Mar Vista, attending Walgrove Avenue School and Mark Twain before moving to Dallas, TX for high school. Penny then embarked on a music business career that brought her back to LA to successfully promote acts like Aerosmith and Guns and Roses. Later, she would develop a niche in line producing for the feature film industry, before finally settling into real estate, where she found her passion; “It moves me to be able to help clients transition through one of the most important times in their lives,” explains Penny, who feels “Pardee Properties is a vibrant place to work, and a breath of fresh air.” As a native, Penny brings unique expertise focused in Venice, Mar Vista and the entire Westside.
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It was smooth sale-ing with Penny's wonderful combination of experience, attentiveness and candid advice. Whether it be help navigating the ins and outs of the selling process, salient staging ideas or thorough showing downloads, we were continually and delightfully reassured in our decision to bring on Penny/ Pardee to help with the sale of our home.zr1115 on Zillow
Penny was a great asset in the sale of a Playa del Rey condo in probate. She spearheaded the removal of all the items in the house and was able to find a charity to donate some of the items that were in keeping with the deceased's wishes. She was a true professional throughout the 16 month process.
Penny was great at getting us listed and pushing for the most money. The staging pictures were beautiful and we got a lot of online hits/in person views. Selling a condo was a bit strange during Covid as buyers wanted more single family homes. We also hit the holidays, some uncertainty with changes in a president, etc. Pennys team was great at helping us re-strategize in a buyers market. Athena and the rest of her team helped keep us on track. Their communication was always professional and Penny was always available vis phone when we had questions. In general they made a stressful situation easy and helped us sell our 3 bedroom/3 bathroom condo.
I was coordinating the sale of a family home in LA from my home in New Jersey. Penny and her associate Athena handled far more than I would have expected them to manage. In order to list the home, it needed san industrial clean out, multiple repairs, painting, and staging. Penny and Athena handled it all. We found our buyer in just a few weeks and got a good price. The home was in some disrepair and we expected a big request for repair discounts. Penny and Athena helped us navigate the process and guide us toward an agreement. They needed to get competitive quotes from various trades for us to negotiate with the buyers repair demands and more. Overall, an excellent experience. Fast, friendly, honest and extremely competent.
It was smooth sale-ing with Penny's wonderful combination of experience, attentiveness and candid advice. Whether it be help navigating the ins and outs of the selling process, salient staging ideas or thorough showing downloads, we were continually and delightfully reassured in our decision to bring on Penny / Pardee to help with the sale of our home.
Penny was my agent when I sold my home in Marina Del Rey which closed June 2020. We started the process in early 2020 and she was able to navigate the changing environment once Covid-19 became a serious issue. She provided constant communication and was a creative problem solver when there were issues. I would recommend Penny to other homeowners looking to sell in the Venice and Marina Del Rey area.
Over the past year Penny has done a remarkable job of assisting with the sale of 4 income properties in Venice Beach. Most recently she completed the sale of a 4 unit residential building during the COVID-19 emergency. Penny is resourceful and diligent handling all aspects with great skill and determination. For example, she was able to assist the buyer's appraiser during the COVID-19 lockdown because she had developed trusting relationships with the tenants. Where others might give up Penny finds a way to move forward, no matter the challenge. She should change her name to Penny Luck. Lucky for me that I found her in this most challenging real estate environment.
Plainly speaking, Penny was amazing! Her knowledge and experience on the west side made it possible to find a buyer within days.
I had to do almost nothing. She took care of everything and did it well. Getting a high recommendation from me is not easy, but in this case it was a necessity. I highly recommend...
Finding Penny was a stroke of luck. I have never felt so taken care of through what turned out to be a difficult sale during this pandemic. Penny was a steadfast and highly experienced 'Captain' and guided the ship home with expert skill and dedication to all. I would recommend Penny to anyone. You will be in the very best of hands!
Outstanding agent—experienced and professional. We were so lucky to have found Penny to handle our Real Estate needs in Los Angeles. Five stars are not enough for Penny!
Penny and her team did a great job helping us sell our mothers home. She got us more than we expected and took care of everything. Highly recommended.
Penny is extremely professional, hardworking, and a great listener. These are all important factors in a listing agent for your home. She always had our best interest at heart, and put in all the hours required to sell our home how we wanted it to be sold. We are so grateful to have found her!
We just completed the sale of our home in Marina Del Rey and hired Halton Pardee and Partners to handle the transaction. We couldn't have made a better choice! Penny Muck and Tami Pardee came to our home and made a presentation on how they would market our property. They were prepared, professional, and diligent in their research. All of our questions were answered. As we went through the sale, their support staff (particularly Kate) were always available to explain or walk us through the process. Halton Pardee brought us offers for above asking price. The escrow closed in 30 days. This team goes above and beyond to make the process simple and understandable. We would highly recommend them!
Penny Muck and Kate Brickley helped us sell our house in Mar Vista in record time. Their experience and knowledge of the market made a very complicated process seem very easy. Any time we had any questions they were responsive almost immediately. They are both extremely dedicated and clearly very passionate about what they do. During the negotiation process, they fought hard to help us get us a good price. You can’t ask for much more.
We are very happy with Halton Pardee and highly recommend them!
After reviewing online comments, we've decided to work with Pardee to sell our townhouse. Few days after Penny walked to our townhouse, she gave a timeline of the whole selling process. Penny and her team worked dazzlingly fast. We had multiple offers above the asking price on the first week of the open house. Selling a property was like charting a new territory for us, so we had some questions along the way. Each time we sent an email with a question, Penny or her team called us back within 5 minutes and simply put us at ease. Thank you Penny for making the whole process so seamless.
Halton Pardee has just wrapped up the sale of a rental property in Venice for me, and the experience was absolutely top-notch in every way, from start to finish. I live way across town from this place and simply did not have time to be on-site, but Penny's expert and continuous engagement made that unnecessary. Her advice regarding upgrades was spot-on, a perfect fit for my budget, and she managed all of the demo, landscaping, and construction so that we made drama-free progress even while I was out of town for multiple weeks. Meanwhile she had already begun socializing the property so well that we had an over-list-price offer (for an extremely short escrow) as soon as the upgrades were done, even before the staging was completed. Everything was handled quickly, creatively, professionally, in the easiest possible way for me, even when we had to deal with an unexpected gas service glitch in the middle of escrow. If I had to do it all over again I would engage Halton Pardee again in a heartbeat.
An update: a couple of months later Halton Pardee helped me buy another property, and once again the experience was everything I could hope for. Jeremy clearly understood the market, was amply aware of all the options, and tirelessly worked to make the transaction as painless for me as possible. I would have no reservations about recommending Halton Pardee to anybody.
Our experience in selling our home here in Los Angeles with Halton Pardee could not have been bettered. Penny Muck and Kate Brickley were on top of all of the details and found a buyer for us even before the house went onto the open market. The entire process went like a dream and entirely to schedule. We are truly impressed by the professionalism of the Halton Pardee and no other realtor could have matched their degree of involvement in handling both the seller and the buyers. We could recommend Penny Muck and the Pardee team to anyone who wants to sell their property in Los Angeles. It does not seem possible, but the process of selling our house was an entirely stress-free experience, even the escrow office was a local one which eased the escrow paperwork and signing.
My wife and I simply love working with Pardee – specifically Penny Muck as our selling agent. We recently completed the sale of our very unique Santa Monica art gallery-inspired home, and are extremely pleased with the results.
Penny was absolutely instrumental in every aspect of the sale process. We decided to put the house on the market in early-December, but had a planned 6 month sabbatical starting almost immediately with the holidays. Penny worked with me in the weeks leading up to our departure to organize a slew of contractors to accomplish the necessary polish for the sale. She had great ideas and connected us with some of the people who came and performed the work. It was startlingly easy for us, but must have been a real chore for her. She also spent a huge amount of her time once we had departed supervising the work done on significant projects like interior repainting, roof repairs, resurfacing the floors, staging of furniture, working with our movers and storage location, deck construction and gardening. She was professional, friendly, available, brilliant and truly made the process work through her diligence, communication and work ethic.
I like that Pardee structures their organization to allow agents to solely work on selling (other agents represent buyers). This seemed to really keep Penny focused and highly informed on the status of the market – all to our advantage. Pardee also went all out on the marketing front... everything from beautiful photography to print media to a strong online push (including video).
Because of the unique nature of our house it did remain on the market for a few months, however the level of effort by Penny and her team never lagged. We always felt informed and comfortable that everything possible was being done. After about 3 months we had a meeting with Pardee senior staff and Penny to discuss the fact that it hadn't sold. The outcome was a full re-marketing of the house with a slightly different pitch. This included new photography, print media, re-staging of the house and a gallery-style art party – thrown by Penny and Pardee while my wife and I were traveling. It was extravagantly marketed and catered at their expense. It was truly far beyond the norm for a real estate agency to do something like that.
I'm sure the other reviews mention it, but after escrow had closed we received surprise gifts... His and hers Linus bikes, a Timbuk2 messenger bag and a book to remember the old house. We were blown away.
We can't thank Penny enough – it truly was a complicated sale, and I don't think anyone else could have done it. Infinite thanks to Penny and Halton Pardee!
I had contacted a few agents at various companies to sell our house. Penny Muck acted immediately, took the bull by the horns. By the end of the day she had already viewed property and given me a proposed value and sales price. She is very knowledgable and extremely efficient. this was a divorce situation, and Penny sold our house QUICK and as painless as possible. I highly recommend her. Her assistant Kate is professional and competent as well. A great experience.
We have great appreciation for Penny Muck and the Halton Pardee team, who recently guided us in the sale of a family home in Mar Vista. Tami Pardee’s organization was right on target in helping us get the property ready for showing, bringing in a large number of offers, negotiating for the price we wanted, and closing escrow in only 17 days.
Penny, in particular, went above and beyond with her flexibility, keeping us in the decision loop on a daily basis during offers and counters, and making sure that everything stayed on track through escrow. Always with a smile, Penny was a delight to work with, and has earned our highest recommendation!
I had a wonderful experience with Penny and John who helped me list my property in Venice to lease. They were fun and easy to work with and totally on top of their game. From advising me on how the house needed to be prepped, to suggesting people to make repairs, writing the listing, photographing the property, contract negotiations -- I couldn't have felt more taken care of in the whole process!
Penny went above and beyond in helping sell our property. The house was in a trust and Penny worked tirelessly with my reluctant stepfather. Her assistant, Maria brought me papers since I'm disabled and helped in every way possible. I'm not sure I could have sold this house without their patience and help. If I could give Pardee Properties more than five stars, I would. Penny and Maria, thank you for all of your help. You've both been wonderful.
We could not have been happier with the outcome of the sale of our home. The Pardee team really knew the market and presented and marketed our house superbly. Penny, our wonderful agent calmly guided us through simultaneous escrows. We have already recommended Halton Pardee to our neighbors.
Pardee Properties is the best there is, Tami & her team made the process of selling our home of 30 years a breeze. Penny Muck just did it all, she guided us through everything, never missing any detail. This team has deep experience, resources & creativity to put the deal together. Tami & Penny are so gifted we couldn't be happier & are so grateful to have found them. Having bought & sold 4 other properties with other real estate agents this was, hands down, the best experience for us. We would only turn to them for our next venture.
Pardee Properties was absolutely awesome to work with! We've seen their signs, brochures, postcards frequently and decided to give them a call when we were ready to sell our condo. Penny Muck and Maria Hattori went above and beyond to make a challenging selling process as seamless and painless as possible. I've never heard of any listing agents that would give a fresh coat of paint and fix broken tiles for free, and then provide a valet service on open house days to help stage and setup your home to sell. In addition to their mass marketing campaigns to promote our listing, they negotiated well for us and even in a slightly down cycle in the market, were able to get us a good price. On top of that, we were fighting 2 concurrent deadlines as we had to close escrow on this condo, while trying to buy a new home and close on that too. Since we had such a great experience with Penny as our listing agent, we decided to use Pardee to buy also. Will Passavia helped us to make competitive bids and negotiated to put us in a position to get deals accepted. Despite various issues that came up during both escrow processes, the team of Penny/Maria/Will helped us literally every step of the way with constant communication, problem solving, and expediency. They got us to the finish line with time to spare and handled so much of the headaches for us. I truly mean it when I say that Pardee Properties goes above and beyond for you. They're not just all salesmanship, as they follow through with their committments to making a painful process easy. Even after all they did to help us, Pardee gave us generous gifts to celebrate the sale and purchase of our homes. Pardee Properties is the best real estate broker we've ever worked with, and we would not hesitate to go with them again!!
The Penny team at Pardee properties made the selling of my home painless and simple for me. I was out of the country most of the time, and everything was taken care of seamlessly. They checked in with me and gave me updates constantly, I never had to worry about the progress of my escrow. I have never used a broker before and was completely delighted with everything Pardee and Penny's team did for me.