This is the Westside. This is Home®
After earning her B.S. degree in Business Administration/Marketing Renée spent over 15 years as a successful advertising professional. She then made a decision to follow her passion for real estate. Whether helping clients buy or sell, she taps into her strong negotiation, marketing and client service skills to deliver extraordinary results. Renée is originally from Canada, yet she is a Westsider at heart. Having lived in Santa Monica for over 20 years, she knows all about the neighborhoods, school systems, and community offerings across Los Angeles. Renée is an affiliate of the Canadian Real Estate Association and a Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist (CPRES).Read more
16814 Calle De Sarah
11838 Kiowa Avenue #101
1444 South Point View Street #301
2308 Schader Drive #308
Beautiful scenery, a charming downtown, and a strong sense of community attracts residents to the Palisades. Residents make great use of the ample park space and beautiful beaches, while also indulging in the high-end neighborhood restaurants and shops in Caruso’s Palisades Village.Read More
What OurClients Say
“Renee Westerhout is absolutely spectacular! This was our first time selling a home and Renee helped us throughout the process. From the initial phone call through the close of escrow we knew we were in good hands. She knows how to get the place looking top-notch with staging and hiring the best vendors. She is an expert at social media and advertising and knows how to reach a wide market. We had over thirty people on the first open house! Renee is meticulous with the details and set up a stellar strategy -- we had five offers on day one and we got a generous amount over our original listing price. Additionally, she used her network to help us find two realtors in North Carolina where we were looking to relocate. We ended up finding a beautiful new home in Raleigh. None of this could've happened without Renee's involvement! If you're selling or buying, you must contact Renee. She will help you make your dreams come true. ”– Simone D.
“Renée was everything we needed and more! We are first time home buyers with our first child on the way. With so many life changes, it would have been very easy for this process to be stressful and Renée made it everything but that. Renée was consistently patient, kind, clear, and supportive. She was SUPER responsive, always made our goals her priority, and had our back. She also did a great job at being objective while being open to sharing her thoughts and opinions in a smart way. Renée also went above and beyond and exceeded our timeline expectations - we closed EARLY and it was so smooth! I mean it when I say I don't know how we could have done this without her. We hope to work with Renée again in the future!”– Mackenzie S.
“As first-time homebuyers, we were so fortunate to work with Renée. She helped us navigate the unusual process of the home search amidst a pandemic and was a constant source of information, guidance and assurance. We're confident Renée’s effective communication and strong reputation helped us to receive an accepted offer on our Studio City condo. We'd definitely recommend Renée to any future homebuyers or sellers.”– Sean M.
“Renée helped me get my first home here in LA. She was super patient with all of my questions and tried to push me to see more homes even though I insisted on making an offer on my first one. I appreciate that because I know it is highly unusual to make an offer on the first one you see in person and then purchase it. She wanted to make sure I didn't make a mistake and had my best interests in mind. Although I saw one more apartment I ended up making an offer and purchasing that first property after all and Renée helped me get the right mortgage broker to see it through to the finish line. She comes highly recommended in my book.”– Lorien O.
“My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Renée as first time homebuyers! Not being very knowledgeable about the convoluted homebuying process (especially in such a competitive environment), we likely unknowingly asked many silly questions, all of which she patiently and thoroughly answered. Renée is truly a professional and very knowledgeable about the West LA market, constantly bringing new properties to our attention. During escrow, Renée was very on top of each step of the process, helping to drive any deadlines and communications with the many parties involved. Without her, it would've been impossible to navigate and meet deadlines. What really impressed us was her responsiveness and diligence throughout the four months we spent on this process. We would highly recommend Renée to any homebuyer, first time or repeat. Thank you Renée! ”– Vincent S.
“When I decided to sell my home, I knew I wanted to sell it fast and get the top value for it. From the moment I met with Renee I knew she had what it takes. She knows the market and navigates it to determine the best sales strategy. And with years of advertising experience she knows how to spread the word and get agents and buyers to the property. Within 8 days of being listed on the market we received 16 offers and I got 14% over list price! I was incredibly thrilled. Determined, strategic, hard working, fun and creative are just a few of the words I’d use to describe Renee. If you’re looking for a smooth and seamless sale with a fantastic Realtor, you must go with Renee Westerhout! You would be foolish not to!! ”– Cathy D.
“I am very fortunate to have worked with Renee as a first time home buyer. In less than two months, Renee helped me find the perfect home. In addition to being extremely knowledgeable about the neighborhoods I was targeting (Brentwood, Santa Monica, West LA), she understood all of my preferences and concerns and was consistently responsive, hardworking and patient. Renee walked me through every step of the escrow process and was always a strong advocate for me as the buyer. She was always communicative, efficient and had extremely strong follow through. I am so grateful to have worked with Renee. I would highly recommend her for any potential home buyers or sellers. ”– Alyssa S.
“Renée was a fantastic realtor and great person to work with!!! She used her strong relationships with other agents to help us get our condo sold fast AND she sold it off market during the winter which can be s a slower period for real estate. ”– Matt K.
“Renee is a great agent helping me find my first home! She is always on top of everything and knows the market on west LA so well. I would recommend her to anyone, especially the first-time homebuyers.”– Zhehao Z.
“We were so happy that we were able to purchase our new home with Renee's help. We appreciated her accessibility over phone, text message and email. Her positive outlook made us feel hopeful whenever we encountered bumps in the road. She was always prompt when answering questions regarding forms that needed to be signed. She provided realistic timelines on when this or that would happen. She always made sure to communicate our concerns to the seller's agent and got timely responses.”– David L.
“Renee, was absolutely amazing to work with! She was very responsive, detail orientated, and communicated everything effectively. She allowed for the process to be easy and smooth. Renee was punctual and helped us wrap up the process really fast. She's the best! ”– Limi A.
“Renee did an excellent job helping us find our dream home. She had an excellent knowledge of the local market and was very helpful in assisting throughout the process. I would highly recommend! ”– Aron G.
“Renee was an excellent listener and pay attention to all our needs and delivered what we were looking for. She was very energetic and always made herself available every time my family wanted to see a new listing. Making sure we saw the homes as soon as possible. She was patient and very knowledgeable. She made the home buying process very convenient and painless. She had outstanding negotiating skills and communication skills. She always explained everything and meet and exceed our expectations. She was able to negotiate and get our offer approved in less than 24 hours and made this experience to be smoother than we thought possible. I will love to work with Renee again and recommend her expertise and services to anyone. ”– Caleb C.
“When I found myself in need of leasing a home for me and my family I’m really glad that I found Renee. Being a long-time Santa Monica resident and very connected she knew how to find the best properties for me to preview. She was professional, responsive and found wonderful choices for me. Now that we’re settled into our home we couldn’t be happier. I highly recommend Renee! ”– Tricia A.
Buyers & SellersGuides
Thinking About Selling?
There are many reasons why it may be time to sell your home. You may need more space to make room for a growing family or you need to downsize after your kids leave the nest. I've created a Seller's Guide that outlines the home selling process. Click to download my Seller's Guide.Learn More
Tips For Homebuyers
Most homebuyers start the process anxious, excited, nervous, and some are downright terrified. It’s natural. A home is the largest and most expensive purchase that most people make. I've created a Buyer's Guide that outlines the purchase process. Click to download my Buyer's Guide.Learn More