America Michael & Stephanie Crothers
Realtors America Michael and Stephanie Crothers specialize in Los Angeles and South Bay luxury real estate and residential properties. America founded Homes By America Michael Team, which operates under the umbrella of Compass. She has worked in real estate for more than a decade and is a Certified Negotiations Expert. Stephanie joined Homes By America Michael Team in 2019 and has worked in real estate for four years. When she’s not assisting real estate clients, she also works as a stage actress, scenic painter and muralist.
How has your professional performance exceeded your clients’ expectations?
We’ve been tasked with some interesting challenges over the years, as not all properties are quite plug-and-play or necessarily easy to sell. Our mission to find the answer to any objections, creatively think outside the box and ultimately put our clients’ needs first has given us the results we’ve aimed for and more than 100 5-star reviews! We pride ourselves on our determination and thrive on taking as much as possible off our clients’ plates—starting with our initial meeting to create our “master plan.” It’s often a collaborative effort, as not all clients work the same. But we know how to pivot and cater to our clients’ vast needs. I’m proud of how nimble we’ve become over the years, as it shows our commitment to the job and how extensive our list of resources has gotten.
What is the best advice you’ve received?
Stay true to yourself and above anything, do the right thing. Be a good human. Be someone you are proud of. Live life fully. Give to others and share your talents and gifts. The world is an abundant place—so come from abundance!
Tell us about a few of your passions.
America: I’ve been an avid traveler since I got my driver’s license—it recalibrates and inspires me. I’m also really into nature and love to hike and explore, climb a mountain and be in the trees. I’m proud to say I’ve hiked Half Dome in Yosemite, although I was absolutely terrified. I also love design, home projects and fixing up spaces. It’s something I’ve been doing since I was young and have loved the thrill of taking something from before to after and making it feel and look better.
Stephanie: Telling stories and creating collaboratively with other artists has been a longtime passion of mine! I grew up as a classical dancer, studied the dramatic arts at USC and joined a theatre company after graduating. A knee injury led me into other creative avenues, and one day I decided I’d teach myself how to paint. Over the years, I scaled my painting skills up to larger canvases and recently began doing murals. I have also been hired as a scenic painter for theatre productions around Los Angeles!
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