Luxury Homes and Real Estate - Sotheby’s International Realty

Greater Los Angeles, Southern California

Over the course of her 24-year career as a realtor, Sanda Alcalay has negotiated real estate transactions for numerous clients in the best Westside neighborhoods. Her goal is to help each client sell a home for the highest price or buy the home they love.

Sanda analyzes sales trends and meets with Westside residents every day to figure out the latest trends, which gives her an incredible perspective on what is actually going on in the market and allows her to help clients make informed decisions. She also writes a very successful weekly e-News report for nearly 4,000 subscribers regarding what buyers and sellers most care and want to know about.

She is an expert marketer who knows how to attract buyers to a property through her customized campaigns and the Sotheby's International Realty global network.

Sanda is very involved in the communities in which she lives and specializes. She was The Pacific Palisades Rotary Club President from 2009-2010 and served on the board of The Palisades Chamber of Commerce from 2008-2010. As a MOCA member, she was in the MOCA Director's Forum from 2009-2010, and involved with the MOCA Project Council and MOCA Contemporaries.

Presently, Sanda belongs to The British American Council, participates in The Milken Institute forums, and is a member of the D.I.V.E., a group of professional Italian women in Los Angeles.

Sanda was raised in Milan, Italy, and came to the United States as a teenager. She received a BA degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MA degree at the University of Illinois-Champagne-Urbana. She also conducted post-graduate work at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. In 1976, Sanda moved to Los Angeles, where she became an entrepreneur.

In 1989, Sanda became a realtor on the Westside. Because of the down market at the time, she quickly became a skilled negotiator. She also learned the art of envisioning a property’s full potential and making suggestions that will command its highest value. She continues to obtain the highest price for the sellers she represents, and the best value for her buyers.

Sanda and her husband live in Santa Monica. In their leisure time they go to the leading art exhibits and jazz events, and love to eat spaghetti.