Stephen Apelian has a unique perspective on real estate—one that gives him a special empathy for the needs of the client and a special eye for critical details.
Growing up in a family of architects and developers, Stephen heard the language of real property—from acres to zoning—at the dinner table. By age 5, he was already being mentored by his father, a San Fernando Valley real estate developer. When he earned his own contractor’s license, Stephen built approximately 100 high-end homes in Hollywood, the Hollywood Hills, the San Fernando Valley, and Beverly Hills. In addition, Stephen has bought and sold more than a dozen properties of his own, giving him a direct insight into the mind of the buyer, seller, and oftentimes, the developer.
Little wonder, then, that when he launched his real estate sales career in 2011 Stephen was named Coldwell Banker’s Rookie of the Year. His sales have grown exponentially ever since, with notable landmark sales along the way, including the highest new construction sale south of Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills; the sale of the Alfred Rosenheim mansion in 2015; and the sale of the Thomas Mann estate in Pacific Palisades in 2016. He is today one of the highest producing partners on the Joyce Rey Team.
Specializing in high-end luxury real estate on the Los Angeles Westside, Stephen represents some of the world’s most distinguished estates in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood, the Hollywood Hills, and Pacific Palisades. His acute understanding of construction and design and his ability to see all sides of the transaction create a solid foundation for Stephen Apelian’s exceptional real estate representation.
As a client comments, “Stephen’s knowledge, professionalism, and responsiveness are unsurpassed and his commitment to his clients is evident in every aspect of his business.”
COLDWELL BANKER'S ROOKIE OF THE YEAR IN 2011
Highest sale south of Sunset Blvd in Beverly Hills for new construction ever
SOCIETY OF EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER
From 2015-2022, ranked among the top 40 agents worldwide.
#1 TEAM IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA YEAR AFTER YEAR
I have had the pleasure of working with Stephen as both a buyer and a seller and have found him to be incredibly insightful about the marketplace, appropriately aggressive as a negotiator, and patient as we navigated our decision making process. All qualities that really helped make a potentially stressful experience as smooth as it could be. – Brian DePersia
I have been very lucky to be represented by Stephen. He is very knowledgeable about high end homes and what people expect when it comes to the luxury market. – Ilio Mavlyanov
Stephen is a true gentleman, the most honest, hard working, dedicated, and loyal broker. He is truly a pleasure to work with. – Beverly Hills Investor
Stephen is the “Best Kept Secret in representing your Home!” Not only does he always keep a positive and engaging attitude, he offers a skill-set that other brokers don’t have; which is, his experience of home building! This creates the extra value you want to achieve with prospective buyers and for them to realize and expressed when selling your home. – Sam Hakim
This was our first time working with Stephen and we were so incredibly impressed. He is hard-working, persistent, diligent, well prepared, has an excellent attention to detail, and always puts his clients' best interests above everything else. We look forward to working with Stephen again for our real estate needs! – Nicholas and Hillary Janneck
Stephen is the perfect combination of real estate expert, connected neighborhood historian & an easy-to-talk-to professional that you know you can trust and rely on to find your dream home in the perfect neighborhood, all while checking off every box on your “must have list”. He’s also the right agent to sell your home fast and painlessly so you can move on to your next adventure. A true unicorn in the LA real estate scene! – Jerrod Blandino and Jeremy Johnson
Stephen is the “Best Kept Secret in representing your Home!” Not only does he always keep a positive and engaging attitude, he offers a skill-set that other brokers don’t have; which is, his experience of home building! This creates the extra value you want to achieve with prospective buyers and for them to realize and expressed when selling your home.
Stephen is an honest, knowledgeable and super cool guy! He was always there for me and ready to meet any challenges I threw at him, like figuring out the technical issues that would occur. And I never felt he was bothered by my wants and needs, that would he would drive over anytime to help me. I would highly recommend Stephen for your next real estate transaction! – Fabienne Guerin
Stephen recently represented us in the purchase of our house. He is the consummate professional and is extremely knowledgeable and effective. He added value beyond his role and always provided honest advice. Stephen was an absolute pleasure to work with and we highly recommend him. - Confidential
Stephen’s knowledge, professionalism, and responsiveness is unsurpassed and his commitment to his clients is evident in every aspect of his business. – Lawyer at top Los Angeles firm