Los Angeles real estate is unparalleled – its nuances, investment opportunities, diverse neighborhoods – so is your choice in a professional.  I would love to guide you through the home-buying or home-selling process.

With 15 years of experience – 1 in commercial, 14 in residential – and yearly award-winning sales volume as a top agent at Sotheby’s International Realty, I am fortunate to facilitate my clientele’s homeownership needs with attentiveness, determination, and a healthy dose of fun!

For Buyer representation, I offer: 

  • ability to pinpoint homes that match your needs
  • access to pocket, or off-market, homes
  • keen knowledge of neighborhoods on the cusp of revitalization
  • adept understanding of the purchase contract
  • effective negotiation skills
  • reputable relationships with local, prominent REALTORS®
  • familiarity with upcoming new construction projects

For Seller representation, I offer:

  • considerable knowledge of active, pending, and sold inventory
  • effective pricing strategies to market your home at the ideal time
  • design and staging vendors to maximize your net sheet
  • exceptional copy-writing and editing skills
  • streamlined approach to broadcast your home online, via print, and with social media
  • contacts with all-cash developers and colleagues with pre-qualified clients

For both Buyers and Sellers, I am committed to prompt and honest communication – whether it be by text, phone, or e-mail – and am available to discuss your real estate goals regardless if you’re a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned investor.


I love real estate.  Simple and true, I love LA.  And, as an eight-time marathoner, have run from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica Pier on a Sunday.

At the age of 3, I was transplanted from the pastoral northern Philippines to the urban, frenetic sprawl of Echo Park and Silver Lake.  I’ve been an Angeleno and townie since.  Born to an oncology nurse mother and a two-star general father, I remember playing hopscotch, racing in roller blades, and waiting patiently for the neighborhood ice cream truck.  I ran laps around the then un-renovated Echo Park Lake while attending Our Lady of Loretto, received an unmatched all girls’ education at Los Feliz’s prestigious Immaculate Heart, and graduated from UC Irvine with a B.A. in English and a minor in Art History.

I have trekked the world extensively – Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Berlin, Prague, Salzburg, Madrid, Venice, London, Lucerne, et. al. — and I have always been enamored by architecture and design.  Not surprisingly, there are amazing neighborhoods in Los Angeles that are just as compelling — they are lined with sidewalk cafes, farmers’ markets, creative commerce and beautified by California bungalows, Mid-Century Moderns, and quintessential Spanish-style homes.

I geeked out on real estate in 2004 and could not get enough, obtaining a real estate education at UCLA, maintaining a broker’s license and the rarity of a GRI designation (Graduate, Realtor Institute) from the California Association of REALTORS®.

Clients have built their real estate portfolios in diverse, upcoming neighborhoods with my help, ranging from lofts in Downtown L.A. to bungalows in Highland Park to celebrity-owned nests in the Hollywood Hills.  The breadth of local expertise throughout the Eastside (Echo Park, Silver Lake, Mt. Washington, Glassell Park) is also matched by my experience in the Valley (Studio City, North Hollywood, Valley Glen, Sherman Oaks, Encino) and the Westside (West Hollywood, Mid-City, Culver City, Brentwood).  If an enclave is budding (Palms, Lincoln Heights, Park View), chances are good that my clients are clamoring for a place to call home.

Read what others have to say about working with me here and on Yelp.

For a list of past sales, view them here.  Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to working with you soon.

Jovelle Schaffer | CalDRE # 01466107

Broker & REALTOR®

Sotheby’s International Realty, Los Feliz Brokerage

1801 North Hillhurst Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90027

(213) 718-1110 |  jovelle@jovelle.com