Kara Handy

Dilbeck La Canada

Kara Handy, Estates Director

Opening Doors to Beautiful Places...

We know that selling a home is one of the most significant financial investments in your life. Our commitment to our clients is to do everything possible to ensure that you are completely and competently represented and taken care of in order to reduce the level of stress and increase the ultimate purchase price of your home. Our lifelong relationships with clients definitely speaks volumes about our high degree of ethics & professional standards, accountability, loyalty and service. Our clients are our friends and family...

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Uniquely SoCal


About Kara Handy

You may recall the tagline from former ABC Channel 7 Newscaster-Jerry Dunphy (from many years ago) who started each broadcast with: “From the Desert to the Sea to all of Southern California”- this sums up the geographic territory we cover with our team of real estate professionals within The Handy Group.

Founded in 2005 by Kara Handy, Senior Estates Director, our entire Team knows that buying a home can be exciting, stress-filled and even an overwhelming time, so we make it our professional intention and goal to make simplify your home search as well as be counted on, as a skilled advisor during the escrow process from opening until escrow successfully closes. As skilled negotiators and expert facilitators, we are determined to achieve your real estate goals.

We are all 100% committed to you and your family and pride ourselves in helping our clients to identify properties, negotiate both incoming & outgoing offers, and then successfully work with you side-by-side until close of escrow and beyond. Our Group has a tremendous track record of closings with over $250 Million SOLD and CLOSED in both Residential and Commercial real estate transactions representing BOTH our Buyers & Sellers.

Don Hinton brings over 30+ years of Commercial & Residential real estate experience to our Group including expertise as a loan and bridge financing professional.

Deon Cavender a native to Southern California with more than 12+ years of experience as a neighborhood specialist in La Crescenta, Glendale, Montrose, Pasadena, La Canada, and the San Gabriel Foothills.

Mark B. Chitjian, Kara’s brother covers the Inland Empire to the Coachella Valley and has lived in Palm Springs proper for over 15+ years as an Estates Agent specializing in million dollar residential listings while successfully representing Buyers in all price ranges.

Roberto Alborghetti a native of New York is one of our newest Team Members and represents both Buyers & Sellers with a great deal of enthusiasm and professional expertise. Be sure to ask Roberto about staging & design services including custom furnishings, fabrics and draperies. Roberto covers Hollywood Hills to Santa Monica and many neighborhoods within Southern California and is fluent in Italian & Spanish.

Caroline “COCO” Mangasarian resides in Glendale and is a neighborhood specialist you may count on for residential real estate expertise for both local Buyers & Sellers.

Kara Handy, Founder of The Handy Group is a multi-year award winning Senior Estates Director with a huge loyal following of satisfied and repeat clients for over 16+ years and has successfully represented trophy properties from Laguna Beach South & Toluca Lake all the way North to Valencia, Santa Clarita and throughout the San Fernando Valley. Kara resides in the pocket of Glendale known as “Verdugo Woodlands “ with her husband Avo Akmakjian of Baklava Bar fame and their fur babies: Shiloh & Lacey. Avo is also an expert in remodeling, home repair and staging.

The Handy Group Team of competent professionals have decades of “hands on” work experience to put to your benefit-whether you are searching for a starter home, trophy property or luxury estate. We are proud to offer commercial real estate service and residential income property listings all with the utmost ethics and the highest level of professional service our many satisfied repeat clients have come to expect.

All of this is “Our Pleasure.”

For more information about The Handy Group approach, or for a confidential market analysis of your property, please call (818)541-7307 or visit www.handygrouprealestate.com

DRE#: 01438313, 01463694, 01800818, 00575959