About the Nicki & Karen Team

Nicki LaPorta Karen Crystal Southern California Luxury Real Estate

Nicki & Karen, the leading realtor team with Ewing & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty, serve clients in the Los Angeles and Ventura areas of Southern California. Nicki & Karen work locally in Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Lake Sherwood Country Club, North Ranch Country Club Estates, Hidden Valley, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, North Ranch, Agoura and Malibu – offering local expertise in a global market.


Nicki & Karen Southern California Luxury Real Estate

101 North Westlake Blvd. Suite 110
Westlake Village, CA 91362

Phone +1 (805) 625-0304

Email Contact@NickiandKaren.com

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Nicki LaPorta

Vice President, International Marketing Director

Direct +1 (805) 390-6591

Email Nicki.LaPorta@sothebysrealty.com

Nicki LaPorta, estate agent at Ewing & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty in Calabasas, represents buyer and sellers alongside partner Karen Crystal. She has particular expertise in new construction and high-end luxury real estate. A consummate professional with vast real estate knowledge, Nicki provides her clients with the highest level of service to reach their unique real estate goals. They value her personalized approach, which allows for the utmost in personal service. They also appreciate her exemplary negotiation and communications skills, as well as her painstaking attention to detail.

A noted top producer, Nicki has garnered many prestigious awards and accolades for her customer service. However, she considers the greatest compliment to be from her clients who continue to return to her as well as referring her on to their family, friends and business associates. Nicki truly enjoys every aspect of the real estate process but the greatest fulfillment comes in helping a client locate and acquire the perfect home.

Karen Crystal

Vice President, International Marketing Director

Direct +1 (805) 625-0304

Email Karen.Crystal@sothebysrealty.com

Karen Crystal, estate agent at Ewing & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty, specializes in estate properties and works side by side with partner Nicki LaPorta. Karen brings a unique blend of efficiency, honesty, integrity and business-savvy to her clients. Her clientele includes a mix of buyers and sellers with diverse backgrounds spanning entertainment, financial services, technology and more. She works closely with each discerning client to determine the most appropriate geographical target areas based on their individual needs and preferences. Karen consistently remains a top producer and has earned many prestigious awards for her production volume.

Karen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the world-renowned USC Entrepreneur School, and has earned the National Association of Realtors® Graduate Realtor® Institute GRI real estate designation. The GRI is recognized nationwide, and is considered by many real estate professionals to be the most advanced and comprehensive training program available to real estate agents in North America.

A Southern California native and longtime resident of the San Fernando and Conejo Valleys, Karen currently is an active member of the community and has been involved with the Braille Institute Youth Center in the San Fernando Valley; as well as National Charity League, supporting various Conejo Valley community charities. Karen brings to every relationship an emphasis on exceptional service, knowledge and resources, along with the stellar worldwide reach of Sotheby’s interconnected global network.

Tuyen Luu

Director of Marketing

Direct +1 (805) 367-4390

Email nickiandkarenteam@gmail.com

Tuyen Luu is the Director of Marketing for the Nicki & Karen Team. Tuyen uses her dynamic marketing skills and experience in real estate to act as a listing coordinator for each of Nicki & Karen's listings. As a skilled marketer of luxury real estate, she specifically focuses on digital media and social networking platforms to capture targeted high net worth buyers in the global real estate marketplace. Prior to joining Nicki & Karen, Tuyen served on the marketing team of a luxury real estate company. In addition, she has many years of experience in marketing and customer service for the real estate title industry. Tuyen is knowledgeable in the latest trends in digital, print and social media. Her excellent organizational skills and deadline-driven demeanor, combined with her industry experience, make her an invaluable asset to the team.

Debbie Epperson

Transaction Coordinator

Direct +1 (818) 575-9915

Email DEpperson@ewingrealtygroup.net

Debbie Epperson, a Licensed Transaction Coordinator, professionally manages each transaction. She serves as the liaison between the buyers, sellers, agents and the escrow company throughout the transaction — ensuring that all paperwork is understood and signed on time. Debbie also monitors contingencies, assists in ordering inspections, follows up and stays in contact with the lender and escrow. Prior to joining the Nicki & Karen team, Debbie worked as a loan underwriter for one of the top lenders in the business. For the past 6 years, her efficiency and attention to detail have been an asset to Ewing & Associates Sotheby's International Realty and Nicki & Karen. With her knowledge of the escrow process and incomparable organizational skills, Debbie ensures the highest quality experience to each and every client.

Pioneering Innovative Technology

Nicki & Karen are taking their real estate business to a whole new level for 2016 — utilizing the latest technology to stay organized and facilitate communication with everyone on the team. Their innovative approach with the new CyberTouch Touch Screen Display makes monthly marketing meetings a breeze by providing a user-friendly platform for everyone in the office to present information and communicate ideas.

Nicki & Karen leverage this innovative technology by presenting listings to potential buyers with a captivating 55-inch, fully featured, interactive display. Our marketing program, incorporating the latest technology of the CyberTouch platform, aims to provide the highest level of excellence in service to our clients.

Sotheby's International

Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC selectively grants franchises to independent real estate companies meeting strict qualifications. In keeping with its stellar reputation, the Sotheby's International Realty organization boasts an esteemed group of brokers who understand the unique mindset of upscale clients seeking distinctive homes (or second and third residences). Sophisticated, savvy, and extensively trained in luxury markets, these professionals have intimate knowledge of properties within their local community.

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Our Partners

Sotheby's International Realty supports its affiliates with brand advertising in high profile magazines and newspapers targeting "extraordinary people", including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Robb Report Vacation Homes, Sotheby's Preview, Wine Spectator, and International Herald Tribune. These ads not only reach potential buyers, but build Sotheby's brand awareness and direct traffic to SothebysRealty.com, and our website, NickiandKaren.com.