Sarkis Aleksanian
Sarkis Aleksanian Partner, Broker Associate
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Sarkis is a Pasadena native since 1980 and proudly serves the Foothill and San Gabriel Valley communities that he is so very fond of. Having entered the Real Estate and Finance industry in 1990, it was clear that this was his calling and his career path was set from thereon. As a Department of Real Estate licensee since 1992, Sarkis excelled as a Mortgage Banker and built an enviable resume within his 13 years in the field before expanding into the real estate sales and investments.

In 2003 Sarkis founded Friends And Family Realty and Friends And Family Home Loans. As the Broker, Principal Owner and Manager of the firm, Sarkis managed and trained his team of Realtors and Loan Agents to serve each customer as if they were a friend or family member – the highest standards of care and concern any service provider should aspire to.

In 2009 Sarkis accepted the invitation to join Sotheby’s International Realty as a Broker Associate and in 2011 to join Deasy Penner and Partners as a Partner and Broker Associate. The experiences of the past 23 years as an expert in Real Estate Sales and Finance, coupled with the managerial and training skills, come to full fruition in each and every transaction Sarkis is involved in. Always interested in improving his skills and knowledge, Sarkis proudly holds the following designations and educational achievements among his accomplishments: Graduation of Realtor Institute (GRI), Certified Negotiations Expert (CNE), Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource (SFR), and graduate of the inaugural RE Masters program that’s offered only the GRI designees.

Whether your first home purchase or sale, investment property or primary residence, Sarkis has the knowhow and experience to help you achieve the best possible outcome. His biggest motivation is always the highest satisfaction of the clients he represents. Below are testimonials from some of his clients.

Client Testimonials

“Working with Sarkis made finding the perfect buyers for our property extremely easy. He worked with us every step of the way and managed the process with professionalism and patience. I wouldn't hesitate to use Sarkis in the future for all our real estate needs.” ~ H. Godwin
“There are people who sell homes and then there's Sarkis. I've worked with other agents but Sarkis shines above the rest. He is the real deal and everything a real estate agent should be -- Professional, courteous, extremely knowledgeable, trustworthy, patient, amazing price negotiator, etc. With his experience as a former mortgage lender, home market pricing expert, we got SO MUCH MORE than just a real estate agent - even a friend. Sarkis would always get us information ahead of the curve, listen to our desires and watch for our interests. He patiently worked around the clock to meet our schedules and get us viewings before anyone else, and always positioned us the way we needed to be positioned to be the best buyers. 10+++! Thank you Sarkis for giving us peace of mind through the process and a home of our dreams.” ~ Ada Chan & Ronin Su
“We had been in the market for awhile, trying to find a balance between affordability and our dream home. Sarkis was a friendly resource who balanced honesty with his knowledge of the purchasing process - and we never felt pressured despite viewing a number of homes on different occasions. When we found one we loved, Sarkis was an invaluable resource through the closing process. I recommend Sarkis wholeheartedly to any person entering the real estate process.” ~ James and Katie Brandon
“Throughout several transactions, Sarkis has shown great results in both selling and purchasing my properties. His dedication to his field and ethics is unparalleled. Highly recommend.” ~ Alex & Yen Manougian
“My husband and I were very fortunate to have Sarkis handle our sale. He is a consummate professional and so detail-oriented. After recommending a price that showed his understanding of the market, he then presented us with a complete marketing plan of course. As anyone who's ever sold or bought a home knows, it is a stressful period of your life and Sarkis's assurance and diplomacy throughout helped keep us calm. We recommend him without reservation!” ~ Marcia and Mike Hemphill – Sellers
“Because I knew and trusted Sarkis I hired him when I sold my home. This is one of the best decisions that I have ever made. Sarkis is honest, hard-working and caring. These are all tremendous assets to have in the person who is helping you through one of life's more stressful events” ~ Lisa Garrett
“Sarkis is a very knowledgeable and hard working. Among all, however, he is very patient. I cannot remember a day when I felt as though he was getting frustrated or impatient throughout the searching/buying process. He is a valuable resource for me and would be anyone else who wants to buy or sell real estate.” ~ Vartan Yaralian, CPA
“As home buyers, Sarkis' knowledge, experience, and dedication was invaluable in helping us find our desired home. Once Sarkis found our dream home, he worked diligently and professionally in ensuring that we closed the transaction expeditiously and without complication, and that it was on favorable terms. Sarkis is truly an expert in his field, and also provides a level of personal service you will not find elsewhere. I would highly recommend Sarkis for anyone who is looking for a knowledgeable and trustworthy agent.” ~ E. Willens, Esq.

Notable Sales

North Hollywood, CA
$1,850,000
12 Beds 11 Baths 7719 Sqft 9149 Lot
Altadena, CA
$950,000
3 Beds 2 Baths 1789 Sqft 7367 Lot
Altadena, CA
$910,000
3 Beds 2 Baths 1512 Sqft 9750 Lot
Altadena, CA
$910,000
3 Beds 2 Baths 1 Sqft
Altadena, CA
$855,000
3 Beds 3 Baths 1870 Sqft 10333 Lot
Altadena, CA
$805,000
3 Beds 2 Baths 2364 Sqft 9327 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$756,700
3 Beds 2 Baths 1856 Sqft 7039 Lot
Altadena, CA
$620,000
3 Beds 1 Baths 1212 Sqft 7555 Lot
North Hollywood, CA
$570,000
3 Beds 3 Baths 1620 Sqft 6016 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$567,000
3 Beds 3 Baths 1432 Sqft 152328 Acres
Pasadena, CA
$498,000
2 Beds 2 Baths 1360 Sqft 23682 Lot
Burbank, CA
$415,000
2 Beds 3 Baths 1207 Sqft 17133 Acres
Monrovia, CA
$415,000
3 Beds 1 Baths 1100 Sqft 6759 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$310,000
6763 Acres
Burbank, CA
$273,000
1 Beds 1 Baths 480 Sqft 1450 Lot
Pasadena, CA
$2,850/mo.
3 Beds 3 Baths 1558 Sqft 65433 Lot
2 Beds 3 Baths 1 Sqft
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