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Uncertainty bad for sales

Offer's real estate clientele aren't the sort of people who are living from hand to mouth. An estimated 75% of them work in the entertainment field and have bought or sold properties from him in the $3-million-to-$4-million price range.

Still, the Brentwood real estate agent said he was seeing some Hollywood buyers "proceeding with caution." "People are concerned about job security and income," Offer said. "People tend to hunker down in a time of uncertainty."

He said a strike would hurt his business, even though he's upscale. "If we took all of the entertainment industry buyers out of the equation, there would be a dramatically diminished pool for the homes I represent," he said.

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Claudia Eller

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