Jeff has represented buyers, sellers and investors of residential real estate in Thousand Oaks, Westlake, Simi Valley and the San Fernando Valley for over 20 years. Jeff specializes in helping people facing transition, whether they have inherited a home, are looking to downsize, or are supporting parents downsizing or moving to assisted living.
You’ve read what I do and who I do it for, but here’s who I truly am:
I’m born and raised in New Jersey. I stayed through the end of High School and opted for sun and surf when I ventured out to San Diego State University to study business… and sun and surf.
I am a devoted husband to my wife of 28 years, Sandra, and we have a young daughter. I love taking her to Adventure Guides, camping and up to Carmel.
I am an avid cyclist and runner. I love beach activities like boogie boarding and paddle boarding.
I’ve competed in 3 Half Iron Man races and countless shorter-distance triathlons.
I carry over my discipline in exercise, nutrition, and healthful habits to my almost obsessive care of my clients and meticulous detail in every transaction, regardless of transaction size, to assure the best outcome possible for my clients.
My own family experience caring for my ailing mother has impassioned me to earn the Senior Real Estate Specialist designation and dedicate a portion of my practice to serving the elderly and the family charged with caring for them.
- Traditional real estate brokerage services are delivered with uncommon attention to detail and true representation of my client’s best interests.
- Representing elderly clients, or their assisting children, sell their homes when downsizing or moving to assisted living.
- Assisting Trustee or Beneficiary evaluate options for real estate held by the estate.
- Evaluating the cost-benefit of investing money in a home when preparing for sale.
- Premodel: I coordinate all trades and projects and manage any construction deemed necessary to maximize the proceeds to my client. My clients do not come out of pocket for the construction - costs are paid out of sale proceeds.
Call Me When
- When you or someone you know has inherited a home as a Trustee or Beneficiary and are evaluating whether to rent, remodel, or sell.
- When you know someone who needs to sell so they can move into assisted living or if you know the children who are helping their parents navigate through that process.
- When you or someone you know needs a trusted advisor, where the purchase or sale of a property is never more important than doing the right thing and giving the best advice.
- When you know someone who is selling a home with deferred maintenance and isn't sure what the return on investment would be to remodel.
- When you or someone who know wants to update their home prior to selling without using their own capital.
Client satisfaction is my mission.
"As a real estate professional and have worked with Jeff on multiple transactions. It is always wonde … Read More rful to work with someone like Jeff who is professional and upstanding, because it is rare in our business.. Jeff is a problem solver and works well to overcome any obstacle that may come up during a transaction. Jeff always has an open line of communication with all parties in the transaction. Jeff is not just a colleague but I consider him a true friend also. I always look forward to a transaction with Jeff and I can't wait till the next one 😀" Read Less
"Jeff did a great job in selling our home in Simi Valley. Rates went up just as we went on sale and s … Read More lowed things down but we sold and Jeff was paramount in helping everything go smoothly as we sold and purchased a home simultaneously. To be able to close both homes within 2 days of each other was just short of a miracle. Thank you Jeff." Read Less
"When we decided to start looking for our first home a friend of ours recommended Jeff to us. They ha … Read More d a good experience with him when they purchased their home. We contacted Jeff and set up our first meeting. Jeff is a warm and pleasant guy, treated us like friends from the get go, not just another potential commission. Going through this process for the first time, we were nervous, but he took the time to walk us through what to expect, answered all our questions, and generally relieved any anxious thoughts we had. We couldn’t be happier with our decision to go with Jeff. So naturally when we decided to test this hot market and put our house up for sale, calling Jeff was a no-brainer. The process was as smooth and quick as could be. We appreciated that he gave us the perspectives from both sides (seller and buyer) so we could make informed decisions. Also, we liked the convenience of being able to electronically sign just about all the documents needed. He didn’t pressure or rush us, letting us take the time we needed. His team also did a fantastic job in answering questions and not barraging us with paperwork all at once. In the end we got well over our asking price with a short escrow period. When the time comes for us to purchase our next home, Jeff and Team805 will be our first call!" Read Less
"Absolutely hands down Jeff Landau is one of the BEST realtors and all around incredible human beings … Read More out there! 🤩 I met Jeff Landau in 2018 when I was renting a home in Wildwood and he was making cold calls. Here was my post about the encounter... "Nicole Luoma Peattie is feeling silly. March 27, 2018 I'm just going to say that I talk a LOT and I am definitely NOT shy, so anyone that comes to my door or asks me a question, I will talk to! Sorry random real estate guy for talking your ear off for over half an hour. I felt badly so I made sure he had my address and name to send me info every 6 months on the market in the area. He wanted my phone number as well, and I was thinking "Dude did you not learn your lesson with me? I literally kept you on my porch talking about the housing market for half an hour and you want to repeat this every 6 months?" 😂🤣😂...." Fast forward 16 months later to July 2019, when I encounter Jeff Landau again at an open house for a home we were interested in purchasing where he was representing the sellers. Jeff not only remembered my name, my family, where I was from, but clearly had been genuinely interested in "my story." I literally was jealous of the sellers because they had such a professional, engaged, a thorough agent. Even though we were the buyers, Jeff went above and beyond! After the sale was complete, Jeff was more than willing to assist us getting information about the property. We never felt like once the deal was done that we couldn't contact him. He seemed more like a close family friend that we could contact about anything! Fast forward another 2 1/2 years when my husband was offered a job out of state. There was NO question that I wanted Jeff Landau to sell our home. When I called him, I didn't even get out my full name and he already remembered me and our home!! Selling a home over the holidays is so stressful, but Jeff was such a calming force. It's emotional to sell a home that you LOVE and have so many incredible memories, but Jeff and his team made our home look loved and sound as dreamy as it really is! He has such a vested interested in you as a person, that he gets what is important to you. He guides you through everything, but allows you to make all decisions. We went with his advice on listing price and we received multiple offers, sold $56k above asking price , and it was only on the market 4 days. When the buyers' funding didn't close on time, Jeff did everything in his power to lessen the impact it had on our ability to buy a house in Alabama. When the buyers asked for $19,000 😱 in repairs, Jeff assisted us in reducing repairs to $4,000😅 ! Jeff is very involved, so every question, concern, idea, etc. will be heard and responded to immediately or within hours worst case. He checks in frequently, not only to make sure things are moving forward smoothly, but to check on YOU. He genuinely cares about people and I can't express enough how much that means to have someone like that on your side during stressful times! Having been both a buyer and a seller, I can't express enough that you want and NEED Jeff Landau to represent you! You won't regret it." Read Less
"My husband met Mr. Landau in 2012 when we were searching for our first home to purchase. We had bee … Read More n thru one realtor already, so it was meant to be when Jeff walked into our lives. He got us into our first home! During the last 10 years he always kept in contact with my husband with a phone call or email to see how we were doing. He didn't forget about us which was an amazing feeling. Fast forward to 2021--we were ready to sell the house he helped us purchased and there was no doubt that he would work his magic once again. He sold our house in less than a week!! Jeff is an amazing person. He keeps you informed with everything that's happening, and if you have questions, he's there to answer them. Trust me, I had tons of questions and he never hesitated to shoot me a text or answer his phone to make sure I got my answers. Jeff is truly the best of the best!" Read Less
"Jeff Landau came to our door a couple of years ago and spoke with my husband, left a card and was ve … Read More ry professional... We weren't quite ready to sell. He kept us informed by mail and text as to how things in the market were going. Always professional without any pressure we decided to call him when we took the plunge... He guided us through every step of the process, and lessened our anxieties.. Our house sold quickly and we were thrilled... We would give him STARS to infinity if we could... Thank you , Jeff for helping to make our dream come true" Read Less
"I could not imagine ever engaging in another RE transaction without Jeff Landau by my side. Beyond k … Read More nowledgeable and professional, Jeff cares. How rare to truly know someone 'has your back' in business, especially in our me-centric era. Jeff's expertise is invaluable in high-stakes transactions. And he is so much more. As a single woman who has spent decades in business, I am accustomed to men pulling out the proverbial hammer when I am not complying with their recommendations and wants. Not Jeff. Open, clear, respectful communication at every step. He has cultivated a transaction team to successfully close even the most complex matters. Jeff is wise, and uniquely thoughtful and grounded. I trust Jeff. I can count on my fingers the number of people I can say that about. I am grateful that he is my RE professional. I am blessed that he is my friend." Read Less