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The Company

At the Durkovic Group, we bring the art, design, and business worlds together to create a unique and exceptional approach to selling real estate. We provide an extraordinary experience for our clients where they meet and surpass their real estate goals through our skillful representation, counsel and respect. We build close and lasting relationships with our clients, expertly guiding them through the process of buying or selling their home. Our SUPERIOR APPROACH enables us to sell your home for more – faster! We offer a unique “concierge service” which is tailored to you and your needs. Our unique, modern and editorial-style marketing ensures your home stands out from the rest in order to maximize your profits. We have an exclusive affiliation with top Celebrity Photographer/Interior Designer, Mark Liddell, who provides you with in-house expert advice and offers service to prepare your home for sale. Our team approach ensures that when you are represented by one of us, you get the support of all of us. We are local but have an enormous outreach. We are international but part of the community.


Tim Durkovic

Tim Durkovic, President of The Durkovic Group, is a licensed real estate broker specializing in residential purchases and sales with a superior approach and innovative way of doing business that sets him apart from his competitors. Tim concentrates on the value and attention you deserve, whether buying or selling, ensuring not only the success of your real estate transaction, but the quality of your experience. Tim’s awards include the Shooting Star and Rookie of the Year in 2014; President’s Council Award for 2015, 2016, and 2017; Number 1 agent for 2015, 2016 (volume), and 2017 in the Pasadena Office; and the Number 3 Top Producing Agent in the Company for 2016 (awards received while at Dilbeck RealEstate/Christie’s International Real Estate). Recently featured on the cover of “Top Producer” Magazine, Tim is frequently a guest speaker/panelist for real estate educational events. He has been named by part of Americas Best Agents by Real Trends in both 2017 and 2018. Tim is also a member of the Sports and Entertainment Division of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, with special skills that lend themselves to a high – level clientele.

As an expert in luxury estates, Tim provides personal service and powerful advocacy through every step of your transaction. His background in the arts helps inform his unique marketing approach, capturing the essence of a home to set it apart from others in a modern, editorial – style with stunning photography and video. The Durkovic Group also has an exclusive affiliation with top Celebrity Photographer and Designer, Mark Liddell, of Mark Liddell Design. Together, they work closely to help give advice, stage and prepare your home for sale in order to maximize your returns.

Born and raised in Guatemala City, Guatemala, Tim moved to the United States when he was 18 and is fluent in both Spanish and English. He has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in piano performance, having studied at the Juilliard School and the University of Southern California. He has lived and worked not only in the Arcadia/Pasadena area for over 15 years but also in Los Feliz and the Hollywood Hills, providing him with first-hand knowledge of the real estate market from Bradbury to Beverly Hills. With his international background, his clients hail from all over the world, including Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

Tim is an active member in good standing of the National Association of REALTORS®, the California Association of REALTORS®, and the Pasadena – Foothills Association of REALTORS®. A designated Seniors Real Estate Specialist®, Tim is also equipped with tools and expertise specific to the mature home buyer and seller.


The Team

Jason Kim Kudo

Executive Assistant and Sales Associate

Jason Kim Kudo is a licensed real estate agent and an estates agent with The Durkovic Group and Douglas Elliman Real Estate which has an affiliation with Knight Frank International.

As an agent that was raised in today’s tech-driven modern world, Jason provides impeccable client advocacy by combining traditional values like attention to details, integrity, and responsibility with the latest in modern technology.

Jason’s priority is not only to ensure his clients receive the best possible financial outcome in a transaction but also the best possible experience throughout the entire process.

His background in classical music provides Jason with a unique eye for aesthetics and attention to detail that resonates throughout his work plus his unique background as a martial artist provides him with a calm demeanor and clarity during intense, high-pressure situations.

Jason is an active member in good standing of the National Association of REALTORS®, the California Association of REALTORS®, and the Pasadena-Foothills Association of REALTORS®.


Scott Winnie

Sales Associate

Scott Winnie epitomizes integrity, energy, hard work and creative service in every detail of your real estate transaction.

Scott grew up in the Midwest and started his sales habit in the restaurant industry. He has continued serving clients and has since built a consistent and successful career in real estate over the past five years. Scott provides personal service and powerful advocacy through every step of your transaction. He has worked every aspect of the industry representing sellers, buyers, and in investors in the residential market. Clients know that everything will be taken care of when working with Scott.

Scott’s exclusive relationship with The Durkovic Group at Douglas Elliman Real Estate expands available offerings through powerful local and global resources. As part of a small team of five, The Durkovic Group is successful because of our vast knowledge of the local market and the ability to serve clients from the Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, Glendale, Silver Lake, La Canada Flintridge, Pasadena, Altadena, San Marino, Sierra Madre, and as far east as Monrovia.

Scott is a family man with a devotion to his beautiful wife and two amazing children. He loves to play golf, check out new restaurants in town, and volunteer at his kids’ school.

Scott is an active member in good standing of the National Association of REALTORS®, the California Association of REALTORS®, and the Arcadia Association of REALTORS®.


Lingyu Liu

Sales Associate

Lingyu Liu, a native of China, has called Arcadia and the San Gabriel Valley home since 2010. Growing up in a family of developers in China, real estate and construction has always been an everyday part of her life. After receiving a BA in Economics from University of Rochester and an MA in Global Business from Pepperdine University Graziadio Business School, Liu coupled her background in development and economics and her passion for design into the beginning of a real estate career. Utilizing her backgrounds to clearly analyze deals and opportunities and her innate and learned ability to listen to her clients’ needs, Liu has prided herself in providing thoughtful and impactful advice to her clients.

Further, Liu’s extensive travel and opportunities to live in many different cultures throughout her life, have afforded her the opportunity to develop her language skills and customer service for any type of client. Liu is fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Teochew.

When Liu is not helping her clients with their real estate strategies and goals, she enjoys volunteering at both Pasadena Humane Society and Dress for Success. She also enjoys hiking, biking and practicing yoga.

As a sign of personal support and commitment to help others, Liu donates a percentage of every commission to Wilmot Cancer Institute at University of Rochester Medical Center.


Mark Liddell Design

Mark Liddel

After the listing is signed, The Durkovic Group offers a complimentary design consultation with top design firm, Mark Liddell Design, who has a proven record of helping us get the highest price per square foot. With this exclusive design affiliation, we are able to cost-out and oversee any improvements/changes you decide to make to your home in order to maximize your return.

ABOUT MLD

Mark Liddell is considered to be one of the top celebrity photographers and image makers in the world, having photographed over 500 international magazine covers of A-list Hollywood stars, including Halle Berry, Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Bradley Cooper, Kate Winslet, Will Smith, Mila Kunis, John Travolta, Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, and Jennifer Aniston. Liddell has also created the image for many iconic advertising campaigns and CD covers, in addition to directing music videos and TV commercials, for artists such as Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Avril Lavigne, Jewel, Sharon Stone, Janet Jackson, and Cindy Crawford.

Liddell has been featured in a documentary about his work for ProSieben TV in Germany and has appeared as the image expert on the hit show Miss America Reality Check for TLC and on Germany’s and Austria’s Next Top Model. He has also appeared numerous times on Extra, Access Hollywood, Eye on LA and NBC’s Open House.

He and his business partner, fellow designer, Raul Lamelas has been working together for the last 15 years. Lamelas, born in Cuba adds a fashionable eye to the design aesthetic at MLD and specializes in the fine details and finishing touches. In 2009, Liddell published his book Exposed to raise funds for victims of domestic abuse. The book was launched, together with his first short film also entitled Exposed, in New York and Los Angeles at star-studded events hosted by Halle Berry and Jessica Alba.

Currently residing in Los Angeles, British designer, Mark Liddell has expanded his focus from photography to designing interiors of luxury homes in California. Having lived in several major cities across the globe, including Milan, London, New York, and Sydney, his design is characterized by a sophisticated and international “world eclectic” look. He is now designing interiors of million-dollar homes — from London to the Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz to Pasadena, and La Canada to Beverly Hills. Liddell was the design consultant booked by the owners of the 2016 Pasadena Showcase House, in order to achieve greater synergy and a more cohesive design aesthetic in the historic home.

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