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Jeff Konecke worked as a real estate broker across the street from my business on Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice. Our relationship began early with his interest to list my business property and keep me on top of the many developments of Venice.
When I eventually ended my business, Jeff was instrumental in finding a new business to lease my property, making the transition fluid. Later in our relationship Jeff was able to come to my rescue when my actual house in Venice was slipping into foreclosure due to the jumbo loan situation affecting many homeowners at that time and making me unable to lease my house for enough money to cover the steep mortgage payment. During this down real estate market I was fortunate to have Jeff find a buyer for my house and spare me the negatives of foreclosure.
I was even able to make a profit thanks to Mr Konecke. Jeff Konecke will be my first go to if and when I sell my business property on Abbot Kinney. In my trust I will name Jeff Konecke as my “Broker of Choice” and my stellar loan Broker, Mike Hartunian in my trust so my prodigy will know the absolute best and fairest men for the job.

John Coletti

Jeff is your guy if you’re looking to buy, rent or sell on the westside of LA! Jeff helped secure two of our rental leases in the ten years I’ve lived in Venice. When we’re ready to buy he will represent us. He’s a true friend and will cater to your personal needs. Finding a home for a reasonable price in Venice or Santa Monica isn’t easy – and to have Jeff on your side, working for you, means you’ll get the best deal possible.

Zack Rice

Jeff helped us secure our house in a competitive environment. He helped smooth bumps we encountered along the way and we ended up getting the winning bid at a good price. His expertise with evaluation and closing were critical to our buy.
Jeff and his partner were great to work with: excellent, timely communication and follow-through. We are happy that we chose to work with Jeff and would do it again!

Andreas Sautter

I have known Jeff Konecke for several years. The service he provided me was the for the rental of my clients commercial property. I found Jeff to be an excellent choice. He was successful in securing a tenant for a difficult end cap space. He is knowledgeable, persistent and a very personable individual whom I would not hesitant to list with again. I am very comfortable in recommending him to everyone that needs a realtor!

Doug Amann

Jeff helped us find offices for rent. As always it was a process and Jeff really helped us through the decision and by lining up a bunch of properties for us to visit. We are very happy with the decision we made and with the work Jeff did to help us get there.

Franck De Girolami

Jeff made the whole process as smooth as possible, answered questions in a timely manner and if he didn’t know did a great job in finding the answers. We also used him about 5 years ago and it too was great experience

Cynthia Guedea

Jeff (and his partner Assaf at Dogtown Realty) were phenomenal throughout my purchase experience. I live in Boston but wanted to buy a condo in Santa Monica — I have a eye on retirement out there by the beach! It’s a very competitive market. Both broker and buyer need super-fast response time, sound judgment and decisiveness. Jeff guided me through every step of the process, including two unsuccessful bids and the actual purchase. He has deep knowledge of the area — especially important since I live out of town. Dogtown has contacts with all the relevant professionals, including an attorney, escrow company, inspectors, management company, etc. My son lives in LA and Jeff worked closely with him to coordinate showings, inspections, and key pick-up. Jeff was immediately attentive to every detail and handled all the negotiations and paperwork in real time (he kept in touch via text and sent all the documents instantaneously via Docusign). Most important, Jeff was consistently objective in assessing the relative merits (and defects) of a property. He never tried to pressure me into any purchase. I felt I could rely on his opinions and recommendations but then go on to make my own decisions. I’m now a proud owner of a beautiful condo in Santa Monica. I mean it when I say I couldn’t have done it without Jeff and Dogtown to support me in every aspect of the transaction.

Joan Dassin

I had the best experience with these guys! Our realtor, Itay, was so patient and understanding with us and was always out on the hunt. He never missed a beat. And he closed an unbeatable deal for us! I highly recommend this company for any of your buying or selling property needs. They are very professional, down-to-earth people.
Thank you Dogtown Realty!

Natalie Levy

Wandered into Dogtown Realty and spoke with Jeff. A really fun place with a great vibe. Right on Main Street, and includes an art gallery. Artists and creatives would love working with Jeff. Joey enjoyed the visit too.

Laura D.

Assaf and the Dogtown Realty team do an amazing job. I’ve both found great rentals in Venice with their help, as well as purchased and sold more than one property with them. I definitely plan to work with them again.

Joshua Goldstein

My wife and I used Jeff and Assaf when we bought a house in Venice last year, after leaving another agent who wasn’t working out for us. Jeff and Assaf sat down with us over coffee and listened carefully to what we wanted. As soon as we started working with them, something shifted. We started seeing houses that we really liked.

The fact that Jeff grew up in the neighborhood is really an asset. He knows the area so well. In addition to being wonderful people, Assaf and Jeff are both great advisors during the complicated process of making bids, countering, doing inspections and closing out.

They do most of their business electronically, which expedites the process nicely.

Jason Mayland

I hired Assaf to help me and my wife find a home. He was awesome and very professional. He explained the process and was committed to making sure we found a home that was the perfect fit. He was also patient as we made a bunch of offers and looked at a ton of places. Thanks to him, we have been living in our awesome house for over a year. I would use him again in a heartbeat.

Jonathan Howel

Assaf and Jeff are an amazing team. Their professional work ethic and thorough attention is a rare find. They are not only good people whom you can trust, they have the knowledge and experience that you want on your side when buying a home/property. They new location is beautiful, right in the heart of Dogtown. You’re at home with Dogtown Realty!


I’ve had the pleasure of working with Assaf at Dogtown Realty twice now, once on the buying end & once selling. I always knew he was the agent for me but I did not realize just how wonderful he was until I moved out of LA and purchased homes with other agents. He is not only smarter than the average guy, he is available and on top of everything. EVERYTHING. He anticipates things that even seasoned home buyers could overlook. His colleagues are also great & always helpful in his absence. And they have style.

Laura Sebestyen

Assaf Raz has sold at least 3 properties for me in Venice.
Prior to his decision to become one of the finest and most professional Real Estate Agents that I have worked with, (and I’ve worked with many), Assaf managed several of my apartment buildings in the Hood; he was always ready and willing to take on any responsibility with realistically and with optimism. He takes his work very seriously, and with a lot of care.
Details, and therefore results, matter to him. He knows Venice from the inside out. And is now a local who understands the beauty and value of this great place. After a lot of hard work and true love for Venice, he has become one of the few, real professionals working in this neighborhood. I have and would recommend him to anyone looking to find a great purchase in Venice; and definitely for those interested in selling their property quickly and painlessly.

Jay Abouaf

Assaf handled a very tricky purchase for my family at the height of the Real Estate bubble, prior to the crash. Being a 1031 exchange in a hot market, this was a high anxiety purchase. (45 days to designate a new property after closing the sale of our out of town property, in a very aggressive market.)

Not only did Assaf steer us clear of any potential pitfalls, he made the entire experience very straight forward, was extremely responsive, and acted very ethically.
And 7 years+ later we still have a beautiful property, survived the Real Estate crash without a blemish, and have much more value now, than we did. 75% of my friends that bought at the same time are underwater or lost their homes.

Anytime I have a Real Estate question, Assaf’s our first call, and my recommendation to all my friends needing an agent or just simple advice.

Bernie B.

I have worked with Assaf for several years now with regards to our commercial building in the Santa Monica area. He is always prepared, professional, and has the best perspective and attitude on the planet. Assaf listens to you, is creative, and is a true gentleman to work with. By far the easiest person I have ever worked with in the Real Estate world. You will not be disappointed in what Assaf will bring to the table.

Todd F.

I’ve worked with Assaf for several years. On each transaction he completely understands my interest and works towards those. He has been amazing to deal with on these projects.
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Greg Custer

An out of state job move resulted in our having to sell our Venice home sooner than we would have liked. By working with Jeff we were able to sell our home quickly and for a nice profit even though we had lived there only about 2 years. Jeff made the process simple and painless for us giving us to opportunity to focus on our move and the new job instead of worrying about selling our house. He is easy to work with and helped us understand our options and wait for the right buyer. He took care of all of the details of our closing and was a true professional all the way!. We highly recommend Jeff and would use him again in a heartbeat . If you are looking for someone you can trust to keep your best interests in mind, Jeff is your man!

Jay Tinsky and Cathy Hetzel
We have used Jeff for a number of income property purchases and sales, as well as leases, over the last several years. He has our highest recommendation because in addition to being smart and a hard worker, he has truly had our best interests in mind as his main goal. He knows the business very well, as well as the Venice and Santa Monica area. He has always been savvy about big picture decisions and deal making, and also diligent about taking care of the details that get things done. He stands out above others we have used in the past, and we will continue to bring our business to him for our needs in the future.

Steve Heumann

Assaf has vast experience in the Real Estate field and has my highest respects as a trustworthy, reliable person. He takes the time to scratch the surface and get a deep understanding of the needs of homebuyers. The coffee at Dogtown Caffe is probably one of the best in the neighborhood too.

Pablo B.

Have worked with Assaf and Jeff for the past 10 years, starting on Abbot Kinney where they helped us lease our mixed use, residential/retail project. These guys are great. Insiders in a part of town (santa monica and venice) that is difficult to penetrate. The have access to many opportunities and often know about them before anyone else. They live in the area and know it well……they are also just really solid people to work with!

Patrick Tooley

Jeff’s patience knows no bounds… He worked with us for nearly 2.5yrs while my wife & I were looking for a home. His even-tempered, measured & patient approach made working with him easy & effortless. In addition, Jeff’s knowledge of the area (given his long history there) was invaluable during our buying process. We can’t recommend him more highly!

David Seay