Esther Hickman is a Listing and Buyer’s agent with Pence Hathorn Silver at Compass. She’s a Los Angeles native who grew up in Malibu, went to Santa Monica High School and earned a Bachelor in Fine Arts from UCLA. Esther has sold homes in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Portland, Maine and is thrilled to be back in her hometown, servicing Clients throughout Greater Los Angeles.
She started her career in real estate in 2005 in New York City, as a licensed real estate agent representing several full-service luxury buildings in Manhattan. Shortly thereafter she was selected to join the sales team marketing one of Brooklyn’s largest and most successful new development luxury condominiums, where she gained an in-depth knowledge of the new condominium market as well as an understanding of real estate development and marketing.
In 2007 she joined the Christies’ Affiliate in Brownstone Brooklyn focusing on Single Family townhouses, condominiums and leasing for property owners. Her consistent and notable performance earned her inductions into the Circle of Excellence and honor roll of top producing brokers as well as recognition of having the “Most New Deals.”
Having been described as a “tireless worker”, you can be assured that no detail will be overlooked from disclosures & contracts, to hands on staging and home preparations. There isn’t anything Esther would rather be doing than servicing her clients and supporting them in executing a seamless and wildly successful real estate transaction.
Esther is very client focused and goes above and beyond in working with you whether you are on the sell side or the buy side of the deal. I have known her for 7 years and worked with her on several transactions and she has done a great job on each one! She has a great personality and warmness that makes her very easy to work with! Highly recommend her!
— Seller and Buyer, Ms. Hussain
First time I met Esther was at a charming open house she hosted. That apartment sold almost immediately. When I decided to sell my home the only person I could think of was Esther. True to form she was professional, charming, and ethical. She has a strong work ethic and is tireless to make sure the job gets done. From finding a lawyer for me to finding a mortgage broker for the buyer…, it was not an easy process. Somehow Esther made selling my home feel effortless.
— Seller, Ms. Grande
Esther is very professional and proactive. She gets things done quickly and is responsive to all questions. She always has her clients best interest at hand. For example, after we completed our home inspection, Esther suggested we hire certified professionals to further investigate the findings of the home inspector. At first, we were reluctant because of the cost involved. Esther explained how important it was for us to know what we were buying and that doing these additional inspections would give of peace of mind. Thankfully we did! The inspections revealed that the house we were about to buy had over $50,000 in imminent repairs!!! We were able to negotiate with the sellers and purchased our dream home at a price that was fair. Esther saved us thousands of dollars and years of headaches as new homeowners. We knew exactly what we were buying and were at peace with our purchase! We highly recommend Esther. Please consider her for your next purchase or sale. You will be glad you did!!
— Buyer, The Roberto Family
Keith and Esther were the best thing to have happened to us during our first home buying experience. As a first time buyer we had sometimes conflicting and confused requirements, a uniquely inflexible timeline and lots of unknowns. Still, at the end of it, if I can think back and feel that I was always under control and I took the best decision under the circumstances then it’s thanks in a large part to Keith and Esther. They had a way of never putting any pressure on us but always guiding us towards our good subtly, with never a you-are-wasting-our-time air around them. They were always available and responsive and when I say “always” it usually meant later than 9-10pm for them. Since we were out of state they coordinated everything for us – from inspections to driving me around open houses to even our loan and escrow processing. They followed up with our lenders quite diligently when the process was being delayed a bit. We started out buying a home and in the process have won us good friends. I would recommend Keith and Esther in a heartbeat to anyone willing to take our opinion.
— Buyer, The Ratnakar Family