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Meet the Team


Born and raised in Woodland Hills & Calabasas, I began my real estate career after graduating USD in 2001. I specialized in buyers for the number one listing agents in Woodland Hills and Coldwell Banker office. Quickly, I worked up to becoming a listing and marketing partner with Team Ress, with over 500 homes sold over the span of our partnership.

I am proud to say Team Ress has been the number one team for over 20 years in Woodland Hills, specializing in South of the Blvd. residential homes. I am extremely grateful for all of my past clients that have referred me or remained a loyal over the years. I know there are a lot of options out there and real estate agents can be so competitive, so I appreciate my clients and go above and beyond for them because picking an agent and a home should be fun. Change is exciting, especially when you have a pro at your side looking out for you and keeping you informed every step of the way.

Design Consulting

I have helped countless clients with exterior/ interior design, staging and landscaping to prepare the house to list. I have seen and sold enough homes to know what buyers are looking for and what sells fast and really love transforming a house from drab to fab.


Originally from Minneapolis, I started my career in real estate in Chicago 20 years ago, but the warmth of the California coast called, and I transitioned to a career in Television Production. Years later, I started my own real estate marketing company and served as Creative Manager for one of the top-producing real estate teams in the country.

Now my fiance, Lissa Ress and I have joined forces as a family real estate team to serve our community, friends and past clients with their real estate needs. I love real estate and promise to make it an easy, fun and professional experience. We know what it is to love your home and how important it is who helps you find or sell it. When you work with me, you will have an honest and trustworthy agent, who will always put your needs first. With you as my client, my goal is to listen to your needs, keep an open stream of communication and work hard to negotiate the best value for selling or buying your home. Work with me and have a marketing expert on your side.


Gary Ress, a long-time Woodland Hills resident, joined his wife Raisa Ress in real estate back in 1994 after a successful career writing for Television and then in sales becoming the Number #1 salesperson in California for Kimberly Clark. Gary and Raisa's real estate career took off when they narrowed their focus to 91364, Woodland Hills. Over the next 25 years along with their daughter, Lissa Ress, a successful realtor in her own right they became the top-selling team South of the Blvd. with over 2,000 homes sold. From specializing in Short Sales to commercial and land investments, Gary's real estate knowledge and experience is extremely valuable when you are making one of the most important investment decisions in your life. His commitment to service is why he’s been a top agent year after year.

If you are thinking of selling or buying, it pays to sit down with the Ress & Root team and let them share how their marketing, reputation and negotiating skills have helped their past sellers get top dollar for their homes and how they have helped hundreds of buyers purchase their dream home.