Meet the Team

The Schulman Team

The Schulman Team is a group of incredibly experienced, motivated, personable and customer-oriented LA real estate experts offering a full-service solution to all your real estate needs. Together, we close more than 150 transactions per year without ever sacrificing quality, individual service. The team model provides an unparalleled efficiency and attentiveness to our clients – see more about the benefits of working with a real estate team. Our team consistently ranks as one of the top in the country!

Aaron Gelb – DRE#01930586 – Buying & Selling Specialist

Aaron is an award-winning agent, recognized for exceeding standards and extraordinary dedication to his clients. He is a buyer and seller specialist whose passion for exploring Los Angeles carries over into his passion for finding the right property for his clients. His personable demeanor and professional rapport with other agents often results in his buyers’ offers being accepted above others in competitive situations. (Affiliated Agent Forward Westwood, Inc. DRE#02098059)

Aishah Bango – DRE#02123858 – Buying & Selling Specialist

Aishah knows that when purchasing a property honesty, knowledge and efficiency are extremely important. After purchasing her first home she realized that homeownership is a very special experience. It was then she realized that she wanted to help others achieve their homeownership goals. Aishah graduated from Temple University with a BA in Advertising and implements that into her business whether it be marketing a home or advocating for her clients. She is passionate about helping both Buyers and Sellers throughout the buying and selling process.

Alyssa Van Zyl – DRE#02022534 – Buying & Selling Specialist

Top Rated Agent at Keller Williams year after year, Alyssa VanZyl specializes in greater L.A buyer and seller representation, focusing on residential sales including luxury homes, investment properties, and everything in between. Her abilities and track record of excellence stems from an extensive career in client relations, customer service, relentless hard work, and always having the best interests of her clients in mind.

As a full-time Realtor, Alyssa utilizes robust analytics platforms assuring a comprehensive understanding of current and future market conditions and ensuring the associated considerations are fully understood by her clients and support team. She will patiently articulate the process and what will be needed ensuring her clients have the knowledge and resources needed to feel comfortable every step of the way. Insight, preparation, hard work, strategic thinking, and a can-do attitude account for Alyssa’s award-winning track record of excellence year after year.

She looks forward to providing you uncompromised Real Estate Services!

Amanda Bernadyn – DRE#02075760 – Director of Operations | Buying & Selling Specialist

Amanda is a passionate Realtor, guided by a strong moral compass. Her goal is to help her clients achieve their real estate needs, with as much ease and joy as possible. She strives to negotiate the best possible deal in each situation, bringing strength, professionalism, and a genuine desire to make sure that her client’s best interests are served–their best interests are always her top priority. Amanda promises to provide her clients with all the attributes that they want in real estate agent; including exceptional organizational skills, willingness to work hard, discipline and flexibility. Amanda completed her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Coastal Carolina University.

Amy Johns – DRE#02055816 – Buying & Selling Specialist

Born and raised in Southern California, Amy is recognized for going over and beyond for her clients. With a 15-year background in sales, she is a strong negotiator and advocate for her clients. She is a compassionate, friendly, humorous partner who eases a process that can often be quite stressful. Amy has built a reputation for her refreshingly friendly customer care and proven ability to guide buyers to obtain the best value for their home. She prides herself on hard work, knowledge of the market, and strong negotiating skills. With a true eye for design, Amy will show you the potential in homes and has the ability to provide buyers with a range of opportunities that adhere to their wants and needs. Whether you are looking for new development, first time home, or a fixer-upper Amy will be there every step of the way.

Chris Low– DRE#02170105 – Buying & Selling Specialist

Chris Low is a passionate agent dedicated to building trustworthy relationships that lead to life-changing opportunities. Chris is purposely committed to serving the needs of his clients and providing second mile service to prioritize their best interests. Chris is strategically creative and relentlessly driven to ensure we are winning in an ever-changing market.

Chris is a true Angeleno that grew up in the South Bay and graduated from UCLA. His years of experience in the aerospace and hospitality industry have given him a profound ability to serve a variety of clients and anticipate needs before they arise. He looks forward to serving you soon!

Daniel Lipshutz – DRE#02115020 – Buying & Selling Specialist

I bring a wealth of knowledge, in the Los Angeles area, on local neighborhoods and communities you are considering calling home. I strive to provide exceptional service every step of the way and an unrelenting commitment to understanding your needs and ensuring your satisfaction, so I can provide real estate experience that exceeds your expectations.

Jonathan Talassazan – DRE#02076550 – Buying & Selling Specialist

Jonathan Talassazan’s love for real estate, paired with his passion for marketing, enables him to service his clients with both knowledge and creativity. His unique marketing strategies provides clients with a vibrant and fresh approach to showcase their listings.

Jonathan says that, today, approximately 85% of home buyers make their initial choice based on how a property is marketed. Working with Jonathan aligns you with a prestigious platform that is second to none.

As a Los Angeles native with close family ties, Jonathan’s decision to pursue a career in real estate began when his parents first sold their home. Being involved in the process, he quickly realized that purchasing a home was both exciting and life altering. Jonathan understands the emotional complexity associated with a home purchase and prides himself in his attention to detail while continuing to work tirelessly to stay ahead of the curve and properly service his clients.

Julie Bwarie – DRE#02087881 – Buying & Selling Specialist

A Los Angeles native from Sherman Oaks, Julie Bwarie is thrilled to be part of the Richard Schulman team. Prior to joining the team, Julie was the Sales Manager for the highest profile markets for Goldstar Events working with top Los Angeles-area partners such as Center Theatre Group, LA Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Zoo where she was known for her authentic customer relationships, high-level sales and communication driven team building.

Manjeet Bhasin

Manjeet Bhasin – DRE#02031719– Buying & Selling Specialist

Born and raised in West Los Angeles, as a child her favorite things to draw in school was big houses with many rooms, and a big family to fill up these rooms. At the time, she didn’t realize the importance of being a home owner. As an adult, she came to understand purchasing property is not only a great way to grow your money and see a return on your investment; it’s a retirement plan, it’s future financial freedom, it’s a way to ensure you won’t be a burden on the next generation, and it’s a chance to keep your legacy alive. Her love for selling real estate comes from beautiful homes and the families she see in those homes. Homes are a place where new families are created. Her fulfillment from real estate comes from helping people find their way home.

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Mike Lease – DRE#02040586– Buying & Selling Specialist

Mike Lease is a multi-million dollar agent in Los Angeles specializing in residential homes, condos, luxury homes, and income/investment properties with buyer and seller representation. He was raised in a family with decades of sales and investing experience, particularly in West LA where he grew his passion for the industry.

Mike’s previous roles in the Management Consultant and Entertainment industries have provided him with the tools and skills to navigate the ins and outs of complicated real estate transactions while understanding the needs and goals of his clients. As a full-time Realtor, he prides himself on honesty, communication, and going to bat for his clients at every stage of the process no matter what.

I look forward to showing you what sets me apart and to earning your business!

Mona Marinova – DRE#01909986 – Buying & Selling Specialist

Mona is a tremendously energetic, driven professional who is dedicated to her clients’ success. She brings the highest level of honesty and integrity to her endeavors. She is praised for her attention to detail, loyalty, and personalized client service. Mona guides her clients through transactions with maximum effort, and is excited to earn your trust, provide you with exceptional service, and do whatever it takes to make your deal a win/win! Mona is also fluent in Bulgarian. (Affiliated Agent Forward Westwood, Inc. DRE#02098059)

Phil Stancil – DRE#02063673 – Buying & Selling Specialist

Phil provides his clients with a clear and honest approach to buying & selling real estate, and prides himself on quick communication and strong negotiation in every transaction. Originally from Michigan, Phil graduated Cum Laude from Grand Valley State University with a degree in Finance & Accounting. He began his career in entertainment finance, working for companies including the NFL, William Morris Agency, and Creative Artists Agency. Blending his analytical skills and down to earth attitude, Phil brings his clients a well-rounded, full service real estate experience. He lives in Venice Beach with his wife Greer, and daughter Frankie.

Rachel Samouha – DRE#01967329 – Buying & Selling Specialist

Coming to Los Angeles as an immigrant with my family at a very young age, my family worked hard to give me the best they could. With much hard work, I was accepted to USC getting my Masters in Social Work/Therapy. My passion is working with and understanding people of all different cultures and traditions. I decided to take my career to the next level. As my family and I had the same experience, I wanted to help people grow, achieve, and accomplish one of the hardest and biggest decisions in life-Buying a home. I understand the emotional and psychological hardship of making a life decision. I have accumulated my love of therapy and real estate together … therefore I have been named the ‘Real Estate Therapist.’

Scott Yeilding – DRE#01904638 – Team CEO | Buying & Selling Specialist

A southern California native, Scott was raised in a family with over 50 years of real estate sales and investing experience in south Orange County. From an early age, he gained exposure to best practices of industry leaders and developed a passion for the business.

Scott began his career in Los Angeles real estate in 2011, collaborating with top agents in Beverly Hills for many years to further enhance his industry and technical expertise. Scott has been involved in the sale of over 1,000 successfully closed transactions valued at more than $1,100,000,000. His experience ranges from entry level to luxury price points, with an extensive knowledge of hyper-local markets in Los Angeles.

Scott takes a methodical and consultative approach to brokering his clients’ best interests and prides himself on honest, rapid communication and fierce negatiotion. Scott joined The Richard Schulman Team in 2018, determined to create opportunity of wealth, pride of ownership and security for his clients through lifelong relationships in real estate sales and investing.

Scott is a double alumnus of the University of Southern California, with a Bachelor’s in Public Policy, Management and Urban Planning and a Master’s in Business with a specialization in Social Entrepreneurship. He utilizes his past experience in city planning, environmental consulting and politics to analzye market trends and dedicates hundreds of hours a year to professional development. Scott lives in the Melrose/Fairfax district with his husband Trent, a talent manager, and their Frenchie, Oliver.

Talya Gumpel – DRE#02155650 – Buying & Selling Specialist

As a Los Angeles native, Talya is acutely familiar with the different neighborhoods and appeals each community has to offer. After graduating with her BA from Santa Cruz, she began working in Property Management honing her skills in project management and customer service. Her role focused on maximizing property potential, by taking rundown properties or individual units and transforming them to their potential, both aesthetically and financially. Additionally, Talya provides the utmost level of customer service, putting people at ease with her friendly and knowledgeable personality. Having this integrated perspective, Talya is equipped in assisting anyone with their home buying needs, happily going above and beyond in any transaction.

Tracey Kardash – DRE#02148188 – Buying & Selling Specialist

Tracey has been an active member of the Greater Los Angeles philanthropic community for more than two decades advising major donors, devising effective marketing campaigns and developing special events which, combined, yielded tens of millions of dollars in financial support for local, national, and international social service agencies and human rights causes. She effectively translates her authentic people skills and whole-hearted passion for service to real estate and graciously guides clients through one of the biggest investments of their lives.

Anchored by The Richard Schulman Team Keller Williams, Tracey leverages her extensive advisory, marketing, and negotiating skills, along with the experience and expertise of her colleagues, to support you in all of your home buying or selling needs.

In her free time, Tracey enjoys bikepacking and native gardening. She lives in Pasadena, California in a beloved 1912 bungalow with her husband Albert and their blue and gold macaw Clyde.