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Markus Canter
About Markus Canter

Markus Canter is Luxury Properties Director and Founding Director of the New Homes Division for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties in Beverly Hills. Markus is well-known as a leader in representing buyers and sellers of luxury properties. Consistently ranked in the Top 100 of all agents (in production and transactions) company-wide, Markus is regularly quoted by leading news organizations such as The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, CNBC and Forbes.

“We are a full service boutique real estate brand built on a stellar reputation, extraordinary service, unparalleled results, backed by the most powerful and fastest growing brokerage in the world”

Markus Canter Founder St. James + Canter Real Estate

As Co-Founder and CEO of St. James + Canter Luxury Real Estate, Markus serves as head of company strategy and luxury business development. Markus brings 30+ years of experience in fine design and is considered an authority on architectural homes and iconic properties. World class in taste and cutting-edge marketing, Markus commonly sets new trends in real estate values with record sales times and closing prices.

Markus is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, the California Association of REALTORS® and the Beverly Hills/Greater Los Angeles Board of REALTORS®. Markus enjoys time with family, outdoor adventures and making a positive difference in people’s lives.

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My first encounter with St. James + Canter was as a buyer of one of their listings. Cristie's easy going personality gave me the confidence to email her directly with questions about the property. Cristie always made herself available to me so she could answer my every question that I ended up talking to her more than the agent who represented me. I was so impressed with her work ethic and commitment to her career th ...
David LaBonte
It is so rare to ever have the privilege of dealing with a person of your caliber, that I felt compelled to write this letter—something I have never done because I am so demanding of everyone that I work with. Rarely does anyone meet my expectations? You not only met them, you exceeded them in every area. I interviewed several real estate agents for this listing. In fact, I had already chosen the agent before yo ...
Timothy Wagner
As first time home buyers, we had a lot of questions and concerns and needed to team with someone who would put our needs first. We met with numerous agents before meeting Markus. Markus had the patience to truly tune in to our needs, style, and location to find us the perfect home. His ability to connect with us and his amazing eye for design made him the perfect fit. Today, we are glad to call Markus our friend as ...
Michael Krompf,Frazier
Markus is a great listener, whether dealing with buyers, sellers, developers, or investors of real estate. He absorbs all the facts at hand. And then he finds a strategy for closing the deal, tenaciously managing through the issues as they come up. ...
David Polinsky
My opinion of working with a realtor was forever altered (in a very good way) after Markus Canter sold my home. My previous negative realtor experiences, in buying and selling my personal residences, was a major factor in who I chose to work with this time. My house was very unique and challenging; from the geographical hillside layout to the difficult market conditions. From the first meeting Markus was not only ext ...
Brett Martin
How can I adequately describe my experience with Markus and his team? He is, without a doubt, the most professional, knowledgeable, responsive, smart and also kind individual who you could ever have in your corner. I had an architecturally significant home in the Hollywood Hills that I was reluctant to sell because I thought I would never find a buyer who appreciated it the way I did. Then, Markus worked his magic ...
Linda Leonard
Markus and his team for made this as smooth as possible despite all the unforeseen variables. We really appreciate his knowledge and skills, and more importantly, we're grateful for his tenacity, perseverance, and honesty. Without Markus and Adara's understanding of both the macro and the micro of this process, as well as your patience and attention to our needs, wants and expectations, none of this would not hav ...
Gregory & Andrea Novak
We could not be happier with the job performance of Markus Canter. He is extremely knowledgeable about the market and design. We have purchased two properties through him and both times everything went very smoothly. We were in bidding wars both times and each time he knew exactly how to handle the situation so we ended up with the property at a fair price. It is also amazing that he understood from a few phone conve ...
Phillip & Laurie Duncan
We came to the open house without an agent so Markus handled both the buyer and seller sides of the transaction. Throughout the process we felt he was representing us. He was kind, professional and knowledgeable. He knows the local market very well. He and his team were very prompt in responding to all questions and resolved all issues quickly. Markus even took time out on a Saturday to show the property to my wife ...
Morgan Rai
I have never been one to give 5 out of 5 stars, but I truly feel Markus and his team are one of the best out there. Markus and his team really understood what I was looking for when it came to selling my first home, and they certainly exceeded my expectations. As far as I was concerned everything went very smoothly and we were able to get over asking. I am sure each time someone is selling their home, whether they've ...
Ross Michaels
I was probably the smallest sale that Markus made in the last 12 months, but you would never know it. He put an enormous amount of effort in, every piece of advice was to make a better sale even if it wasn't the most convenient for him. The results speak for themselves, our asking was about 650 and we got about 100k over asking. His advice was always dead accurate, excess expenditures were avoided. I could not recomm ...
Ivan De Wolf
Markus Canter is one of the nicest, most honest human beings I know. He takes the well being of his clients seriously and will make sure that you end up in a house that is not only right for your price range but right for your personality. He has extensive knowledge of Los Angeles and all of its neighborhoods, and can easily customize your search for your dream home to fit your personal needs. He will work with you ...
Marcus Ericksson
Markus came recommended by a neighbor in the same building whose property he was in the process of selling. We were considering another agent, but after speaking with Markus, we knew that he was the perfect fit for us and our property. His initial presentation was incredibly thorough and professional, and he really demonstrated his knowledge of the market and where he felt we should list our property. Markus was v ...
Mark Jasper
I met Markus when he was hosting an open house. From the very beginning, he was a pleasure to work with. He is very good at what he does in all aspects of the business. He was always incredibly responsive throughout the entire process and kept the ball rolling. He is a skilled and thoughtful negotiator who tries and succeeds in creating "win-win" solutions to issues that invariably arise between a buyer and seller. I ...
Robert Brauer
Markus did an outstanding job with helping a Senior parent to relocate and sell her condo. He and his staff are of the highest professional caliber, offering exceptional service, support and expertise in the area of sales and relocation, and together, they are an outstanding team! ...
Dana Naylor
Markus is a real pro! Very helpful, knowledgeable, and caring. While he was guiding us through the process and preparing to sell the condo, he sold it - before it ever officially hit the market. We closed 25 days later! Markus knows how to get a deal done - I wouldn't hesitate in recommending him. ...
Mark Wusserman
Marcus did an outstanding job with the sale of my mother's condo! He was very knowledgable about the area, handled the buyers with great experience, got the unit sold quickly and most importantly, worked beautifully with my elderly mother. I would highly recommend Marcus for your real estate needs!! ...
Stacy Temple
My husband and I were fortunate enough to find Markus to help us with a beach home purchase. We don't live in the area and needed extra help with advance viewing properties and also timing visits with our crazy schedule. In the end, we found the perfect home and then he continued to help us with finding an inspector and contractors. During this entire process, Markus made us feel as if we were his only clients; his r ...
Liz Reego
A friend of mine recommended Markus when my wife and I were looking to buy a condo in WeHo. From the moment we met with him, we knew that he would be our agent. His knowledge of the market, ability to weed through the listings to find the right properties and skills in negotiating and finalizing the deal were spot on. The best part about Markus is he is just a great guy. ...
Scott Pitters
Having been involved in real estate investments for over 15 years, it’s now impossible to imagine buying and/or selling residential real estate without St. James+Canter representing me. I've worked with Cristie & Markus on several real estate deals over the last decade. Their efforts and results are unmatched by any other Realtor I've worked with. Cristie & Markus work tirelessly. They have a very positive “can d ...
Gina G. Goff
My first encounter with St. James + Canter was as a buyer of one of their listings. After our first meeting, I felt comfortable emailing them directly with questions about the property (vs. my own agent). They always made themselves available to me so they could answer my every question. I honestly ended up talking to them more than the agent who represented me. I was so impressed with their work ethic and commitment ...
David Labonte
My opinion of working with realtors was forever altered (in a very good way) after Markus Canter and Cristie St. James, of St. James + Canter, sold my home. My previous realtor experiences, regarding my personal residences, were mostly unpleasant and negative. Changing that perception was a major factor in who I chose to work with this time. The house I needed to sell was very unique and challenging; from the geogr ...
Brett Martin