Commitment: I start every day with gratitude and passion for my industry, and I end each day excited for victories and challenges the next day will bring. With my professional expertise and absolute love of Real Estate, I provide my clients with the exceptional service they deserve. I work with homeowners, buyers, and real estate investors. When you work with me, you are my priority. I tell my clients “You may not be my only client, but I want you to feel like you are my only client.”
Knowledge and Skills: In her initial year as a REALTOR® Rachel was one of a two agent team which won awards as the #1 sales team office wide for La Canada (sales for that time reported under team name). In subsequent years since becoming a solo agent, Rachel has proven her ability to sell condos, homes, luxury level homes and investment properties at record breaking prices.
In addition to her Real Estate license, Rachel holds a B.A. in Behavioral Psychology, graduating Magna Cum Laude from California State University at Northridge, and an A.S. degree in Legal Studies, graduating with Honors.
Rachel worked for over a decade as a Paralegal initially working in Civil Litigation; first for the LA City Attorney’s Office, Civil Liability Division, then with the prominent private firm Dickson, Carlson & Campillo, working on some of the largest civil liability cases of the time. Just prior to her transition into real estate, she worked at the Ashton family law firm Edwards, Ashton & Gin, which specializes in Estate Planning, Real Estate, and Business law.
Having strong skills in contract review and an understanding of legal documents, Rachel has an excellent eye for transactions details and utilizes her legal background to present some of the most effective contracts while being mindful to decrease her clients’ exposure to potential liability. Her negotiation skills are firm while maintaining a positive working relationship with the people on the other side of a deal. Her primary focus is helping her clients achieve their goal with the least amount of stress.
Rachel is known for her professionalism, honesty, integrity, and commitment to service. She understands how relationships are the driving force behind every transaction and makes a special effort to build cooperative relationships with everyone involved in a deal. Her clients greatly appreciate her communication skills, her accessibility, and her attention to detail, as well as her willingness to assist them with tasks that go beyond the real estate transaction.
Peerless Real Estate Service, based on a foundation of Trust.
Residential, Fine Homes and Luxury properties, Real Estate Investing – Los Angeles and So. Orange Counties
Area of Service and Background:
LA: La Canada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Montrose, Glendale, Pasadena, So. Pasadena, San Marino, San Gabriel Valley communities, Downtown LA, Eagle Rock, Silverlake, Echo Park, Los Feliz, Hollywood Hills.
Rachel relocated from Orange County to the west side of Los Angeles where she resided before settling in the foothills area and La Canada Flintridge where she maintains a family home. Rachel has proven her abilities in the LA real estate market as an established local agent. She enjoys a thriving referral based business in the marketplace.
OC: San Clemente, Capistrano Beach, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Laguna Nigel, Laguna Hills, San Juan Capistrano, and surrounding Southern OC cities.
Rachel was born and raised in So. Orange County where she has close ties and knowledge of the community and local real estate market. Raised in San Clemente, she developed her love of the sea, ocean sports, and the quintessential California lifestyle and continues to enjoy the beach life at her family home in SW San Clemente. Rachel’s OC service area spans from So. OC beginning in Laguna Beach, and Costa Mesa to the southern most cities of Laguna Beach, Dana Point, and San Clemente.
A little more about…
With a love of the arts, Rachel pursues her talents as an artist. You will often find her attending local gallery openings and musical events in addition to showcasing her own art. Rachel is also mother to her amazing daughter, who attends elementary school. Rachel is passionate about the welfare of animals and is a regular contributor to local rescue groups. She has fostered and adopted rescue pets including her current family pets, 4 small rescue dogs.
Rachel Ashton was excellent and so was Brian. They both dealt with our needs in excellent form. Thanks Rachel, you’re a real Pro!
— M. Mackie, Pasadena
We were very fortunate to find Rachel as my wife and I had already been assigned a broker by my company's corporate relocation department. Our existing broker was not providing a service one would expect from a top Realtor and my wife had an email conversation with Rachel based on properties in the area that my wife had found via the web site. Rachel's professional response was something that really grabbed our attention. Her response had integrity and was not commission led. It started with the statement "even though I am not your agent please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you settle in or assist you with your move". We immediately contacted my company and requested that we work with Rachel to help find our property. Based on a short mail correspondence we knew that Rachel's selfless attitude and attention to detail would help us find our dream home and maximize our chances in the competitive market
Rachel has an incredible professional demeanor; she was patient, precise and considerate. Her local knowledge of the area was impeccable and we particularly appreciated Rachel's forthright responses to our questions. It is all too easy to have a “Yes” person. Rachel was anything but and that grounded us during our search. We enjoyed watching Rachel's personable relationship building approach with the listing agents. Working angles and making sure the listing agents saw us as the strongest bidder. Her attention to detail was to put it quite bluntly impeccable. In my line of work detail is a number one trait and Rachel certainly has an eye for it. The whole negotiation process was tricky (with 9 bidders in the mix) but Rachel had it all in hand. We have purchased quite a few houses. I will wholeheartedly say that this was the easiest transaction that we have come across in a market that is particularly difficult. My wife and I count our blessings as we both agree that the only reason we were able to close on the house we have purchased is due to Rachel's professionalism, honesty and tenacity.
Rachel has an easy going laid back style that is professional and open. There are many agents who come across stuffy and perhaps somewhat egotistical. It's all in the status and commission. Not Rachel her personal goal was to be always accessible and have our best interests at heart all of the time regardless of the cost of the house. She had our brief and when we wavered due to lack of inventory Rachel was there to keep us honest and provide us with the pros and cons of a decision if we were to stray from our original brief. Rachel was quick to point out compromises and helped us understand what we should be looking at from a compromise perspective based on how she got to know us. That really helped us form better decisions during the process.
Rachel helped streamline a stressful process and create something that was informative, insightful and with a successful end goal.
— M. & L. Saunders, La Canada Flintridge
If a friend of mine calls me for a real estate agent recommendation, Rachel Ashton would be the one I refer in a heartbeat. She is truly professional in all essence. While all of us do things for business profit, she puts customers' needs and satisfaction first and gives customers the utmost attention. Her communication skills are excellent and her commitment to her customers is there even after the contracts have been signed. She is sincere and truthful in all her conduct, which is rare quality, especially in the real estate industry.
Partners Trust is a discerning and conscientious real estate company who leverages
its global network, media savvy and command of the market to provide high net–worth
individuals across Los Angeles a discreet and peerless level of real estate service.