Honors and Awards
- Premier 5 Star Agent in Zillow & Trulia
- Re/Max Chairman Award (Top 1%)
- Re/Max Platinum Award (Top 2%)
- Re/Max 100% Club Award
- Re/Max Hall of Fame Award
- Re/Max Top 1% in the U.S.A.
- Re/Max Multi Million Dollar Producer
- Multiple Top Agent Office Awards -Re/max Elite
- Over 11 Years of Real Estate Experience
Education, Certifications & Professional Conglomerates
- University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
- Co-Founder and Co-Leading Agent of the Elite Selling Team
- Licensed by the California Association of Realtors (CAR)
- Member of the Arcadia Association of Realtors (AAR)
- Member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR)
- Member of the California Regional Multiple Listing Service (CRMLS)
- Member of the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA)
- Certified Real Estate Internet Marketing Designation (EPRO)
- Certified Staging Agent Designation (CSA)
- Certified Home Marketing Specialist Designation (CHMS)
- Wells Fargo Bank Premier Asset Service Agent (PAS)
- Re/Max Collection Agent For Fine & Luxury Homes
The Erika Shinzato Home Selling Team
I joined Re/Max Elite Realty in 2005. My Team is comprised of Highly Experienced Realtors, 2 Full Time Assistants/Transaction Coordinators, and 1 Part-Time assistant along with a structured and organized back office to supplement closings from start to finish and provide the highest level of customer service even after the transaction is concluded.
I was always excited and passionate about real estate and I’m fortunate to be able to apply my skills and my passion to the two areas I love so much, Real Estate and Marketing. By doing this, I’m looking to continue to enhance the value of my profession, and my life. I contribute to people's lives by successfully assisting them with one of the biggest transaction of their lives, the sale or purchase of their home. It is certainly an honor, and I can assure you, I take this very seriously. As a strong negotiator, the structure of my marketing system and the large Re/Max network I’m part of, I have optimized my system so my clients will benefit the most. My Sellers System is structured so that my client's properties are expertly marketed, and ultimately lead to them netting the most money at the end of the transaction. Through my buyers system, buyers will have access to homes before they even hit the market, which can save them tens of thousands of dollars.
I would truly be most grateful if I can have the opportunity to prove to you the level of my exceptional skills and expertise as a professional Realtor and Marketing Specialist and my commitment to diligent hard work. Nowadays, I’m pleased to say the greater part of our business comes from referrals from our past clients and due to this, we are at most Thankful to them for making us one of the top Agents in our area.
I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina where my family lived for 23 years as immigrants from Japan. I came here to the United States when I was 8 years old. This is the reason I'm able to speak, read and write Spanish, Japanese, and of course English. Prior to becoming a Realtor, I attended UCLA and majored in International Relations & Political Science. I worked for Nippon Travel Agency (1995-1996) and thereafter at the Kawahara Law Office (1996-1998) both located in Downtown LA. In 1998 I came about a business opportunity with a friend/partner and was able to form a small Trade Show Business on a part-time basis. We called it Paramount Tradeshow Productions and produced Bridal Shows throughout Southern California.
Little by little, the part time business grew and it became one of the most well known Bridal Show Businesses in the LA Area. My marketing techniques along with hard work and perseverance eventually attracted an average of 2,000 attendees to my shows. In 2001, I sold my business and then moved into Real Estate. My biggest gain from working in the Bridal Show Business was the vital skills I acquired in Marketing that contributed immensely in my success as a Top Realtor. It was through this business that I was able to discover my passion in Marketing and today I use all my Marketing Knowledge and Tools to promote every home I list to thousands of buyers & sellers. My numbers are indisputably unmatched and essential especially when I promote my fine and luxury home listings. I provide an extensive analytical viewer report to all my sellers to prove to them the exponential effectiveness of my marketing. I know that I have done my job when my sellers tell me how amazing their homes look, once I showcase them and how my marketing presentation makes them want to buy their own home!
Erika Shinzato Receiving the Chairman's Award at the R4 Re/Max Convention
Re/Max Award Ceremony
Photo with Broker Associate David Chung & Erika Shinzato Hall of Fame Award Recipients.
Re/Max Award Banquet
Broker Associate David Chung, Listing Agent Erika Shinzato and Co-workers.
Photo with Mr. Vinnie Tracey, President of RE/MAX International. RE/MAX Convention at Las Vegas, NV.