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.


Claudia Eller

Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times
Related Content
  • Trouble in Tinseltown
    Trouble in Tinseltown

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Carlos Chavez / Los Angeles Times || || ++++++++++++++++++++ Trouble in Tinseltown A long walkout by TV and film writers would inflict considerable pain on the local economy, well beyond Hollywood studios' gates. Scores of local businesses that rely on the entertainment...

  • Entrepreneur with Asperger's peddling affordable electric bike
    Entrepreneur with Asperger's peddling affordable electric bike

    Storm Sondors has a house in Malibu, a daily surfing routine and one of the hottest crowd-funding campaigns on the Internet.