About Kurt Wisner


The Mayor

Born and raised in California, Kurt graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Communications.

He started his real estate career in West Seattle, where he was the number one realtor for the better part of a decade. After taking a two-year sabbatical, during which he traveled the world with his brother, Kurt landed in Los Angeles and has been practicing real estate in California ever since. He brings the life lessons he learned around the globe to his career, and is always certain to keep his priorities straight.

Kurt is a sucker for a killer bottle of wine and an afternoon game of golf (not in that order!).

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Kurt and The Local are the best in the business. Every step of the way in our home purchase was met with professionalism, care and candor. They listened carefully to our “wish list” and after months of follow up and negotiation on one home in particular, defeated the odds and secured the win for us. Considering the specific and rare situation with the seller (an investment company), combined with the crazy market we find ourselves in, this was no easy feat. Nonetheless, they succeeded we have our dream home. I don’t know that you can find a better set of real estate professionals than Kurt Wisner and The Local. Aside from their incredible market instincts and neighborhood knowledge, they possess a rare blend of intelligence and honest enthusiasm. What comes through is that they care about each and every project. For two people with such a refined sense of style, they are incredibly down to earth and eager to be involved in every step of the process. Whether it’s dealing with a legal issue or a drainage issue, The Local are right by your side and loving it. The truth is it’s fun to do business with The Local. It’s easy to have fun when you have such great trust in your partners. And that’s what The Local are, partners. Our family feels very fortunate to have them in our lives. Danielle C & Patsy C
The Local and Kurt Wisner sold our home in Silver Lake – they made it easy, quick and fun – that’s right, fun! It’s the first time we ever sold a house and they were patient with our many questions, easing our anxiety about the process. They were a joy and a pleasure to work with and at times we even forgot we were selling a house – they did everything for us without putting us through any daily drama – which I’m sure they took the brunt of for us. We live in San Francisco and The Local made selling a home “long distance” easy and seamless. They took on all the details, sent us regular updates and everything was submitted on time and with ease. They even handled the details of finalizing the lease with our tenants that were moving out. I wish we had another home we needed to sell just so we could still have regular conference calls with these guys. The Local offer first class service with a laid back attitude – a combination that works like a charm when showing a home. Because The Local know the area so well they priced our home perfectly – generating interest and capturing serious buyers. After getting multiple great offers, we ended up finding the perfect buyers for our home. The Local knew exactly how to spruce up the home, stage it and market it — and we ended up with a win-win for all parties involved. Kathleen & Kurt S
Eugene’s extensive knowledge of the market area and connections allowed him to time the listing and sale of our house expertly–with multiple offers well over asking and exceeding our expectations. He’s a skillful negotiator that you want on your side! We first met the Local team while looking for our house in northeast LA two years ago. We loved a number of their properties but, because they get so many offers, we lost out. We eventually found a home we’ve loved for the past few years. When we realized COVID-19 meant we weren’t going to be going back to the office anytime soon and we had the freedom to go wherever we pleased, we contacted The Local. We knew we wanted them on our side this time! Kurt and Eugene hopped on a call with me to talk about the market, then came to our house to give us an honest assessment of our options and expectations. As soon as we decided we were ready to sell, Eugene and their designer, Jane, determined what we needed to do and sent an awesome handyman to do to the few repairs. Jane, Eugene, and the photographer created stellar marketing materials and all we had to do was not mess it up for the showings. Eugene scheduled showings, with very little interruption to us, garning numerous offers. Eugene had met and spent time with almost everyone who looked at our house and guided us through picking the best offer, well above listing price and exceeding our expectations. With Eugene and Steve handling the closing, it was a breeze. What could have been a major derailment was handled quickly and competently. We’ll be calling The Local when we return to LA! Shay R
What an awesome team!! Every single person that Kurt brought on to help us in our sale made the process efficient and graceful. We felt that we were in good hands from start to finish, photos and staging to final sale. Every person on this team is outstanding at what they do, focused, reachable with ease and personable. We’re so grateful to this team and highly recommend them. They bring elegance to an at times challenging process! Mara T
The Local team ushered us through the experience of selling our first home with grace and ease. Jenn and Kurt’s proven expertise in the NELA market helped to reassure us every step of the way, and their professionalism was an asset from start to finish. We met our high goal and are currently using the Local team to help us find our next family home in the area. Highly recommend! Hanah C
This letter is being written in whole-hearted support of The Local. We moved in to a home in our dream neighborhood towards the end of November, and that reality would never have been realized without their unending dedication, innovation, and hard work. When we met The Local, we were frustrated and discouraged—we had been searching for an affordable (first-time owners) and yet comfortable home in a very specific location for several months, and had been beat out on several offers. Our realtor at the time was pleasant but disinterested, and we felt as if were doing much of the footwork ourselves. What a contrast The Local were! From the moment we started working with them it was clear that they had a firm mission in mind, and that mission was to find (and successfully buy) the home we wanted. They were incredibly knowledgeable about the housing market, the neighborhood we were looking in, and the ins and outs of home ownership. Through the ups and downs of the home search they were consistently positive, encouraging, and yet realistic—they always seemed several steps ahead of the game and had a well-formulated plan for how to achieve our goals. And their energy was incredible! We can’t say enough about what a positive experience we had working with Kurt and The Local. They will do an excellent job for anyone in a position to either sell or purchase real estate, because they understand what is involved, have an incredible work ethic, and—more importantly—actually care about what the client is going through. It’s like having really good friends find you a home—or sell your house. We would be more than happy to speak with anyone considering The Local as realtors; we are so grateful for the excellent job they did and for their support and friendship. PS They also helped us move into our place two days before Thanksgiving and helped us hire painters who got the job done before company showed up – who does that? Eric & Sabrina D
We had such a great experience with The Local’s team selling our house in Silver Lake. When we first met Kurt and Jenn, we immediately felt their positive outlook and confidence – something that was missing from the other agents we interviewed. Jenn went above and beyond to prep, oversee, market, and sell our house above asking. This team really knows the east side and the exact look and feel of homes that sell well. Also Jane was meticulous in prepping and staging our home for photos and open houses, which made all the difference. We could not be happier and feel we could not have had a better experience with anyone else. If you’re buying or selling in Silver Lake/Echo Park/Atwater, then go with The Local! Laura P
I have great things to say about Eugene, Kevin, Kurt, Compass, and The Local. The team was with us every step of the way as we prepared to buy a new home as well as sell our current home. Everyone was extremely communicative and responsive via text and email. We always felt that the team had our best interests in mind. They helped walk us through every step and detail along the way. All my questions and concerns were met with positive reinforcement and clear explanations. I highly recommend Eugene and his group to anyone hoping to buy or sell a home. Although the market seemed to be shifting, Eugene and his team were confident that we could achieve our goals. That positivity sincerely helped with the stresses of moving and buying a new home. I’m so happy we chose The Local! Barry D
The Local have a well rounded, knowledgeable dream team! My fiancé, Vince and I have always dreamed of flipping houses. We scrimped and saved to do our first flip project not knowing much about the business. Our agents, Alyssa + Anselm found us a great deal on a cute but distressed Spanish style house and guided us through a quick close all cash purchase process, which was a completely new world for us. Kurt + Alyssa also walked through the property during the renovation to advise us on what would add the most value to the property. Once the house was completed the team at The Local listed the house and within 10 days we had 11 offers, YES I said 11 OFFERS (we couldn’t believe it either)! AND… most of the offers were well above ask. We ended up selling our first flip project at a neighborhood record breaking price!! We are now working on our second project, which the team at The Local also found for us… so I guess in someways The Local are helping to make our dreams come true! Florence S + Vince M
I had the pleasure of working with the team at The Local on two real estate transactions in relatively rapid succession – the purchase of my home and then the subsequent sale. Mark, Eugene, Kurt, and the rest of the team at The Local were friendly, approachable, and extremely knowledgable of both the market and the whole process at large. As a first time home buyer (and then first time seller!) they always took the time to walk me through the various steps of the process, answer all of my questions no matter how basic, and make sure I was comfortable and satisfied with every move we made. They worked diligently and advocated tirelessly on my behalf, and I was very pleased with where we landed on both transactions. Highly recommend the team at The Local! James V
Jen was an incredible listing agent. After interviewing 5 different realtors, we made the decision to go with Jen and Kurt at the Local. They were kind and sympathetic to our current situation. They made suggestions and recommendations, came through on them and had over 84 people at our first open house. Not only did Jen get us over asking price, but she walked us through every step of the process, explained what was happening, and helped us with the stress of closing deadlines. She and The Local had the folks in place to complete every transaction and meet every deadline. Jen, Kurt, and the whole team at The Local made our wildest dreams come true. Sherry R