Welcome to Proper Dwelling! We are a boutique real estate brokerage in Los Angeles that believes smaller is better. Smaller is meaningful, one-on-one attention. A Proper Dwelling means something different to everyone and one of our deep passions is helping each client find theirs.
Finding success in a home purchase or sale takes patience, creativity in the approach and terms and the independence to know when it’s right and when you should walk away. At Proper Dwelling, we pride ourselves on
providing all of this guidance and more. For us, happy clients are the reason we do what we do. Buying or selling a home is the biggest purchase or source of revenue most people will likely ever experience. We understand what it takes and we bring the knowledge, experience, empathy and patience to help you find your Proper Dwelling.
No matter who you are or where you are going, you need a place to live. We’d like to help you with that.
Jennifer Wenzlaff | Broker/Owner| CA DRE: 01893083
Originally from a small beach town north of Los Angeles, Jennifer grew up in a real estate family. From a very young age she was attending open houses, listening to her mother negotiate or recognizing the glee on the faces of happy clients at the end of an escrow. When she earned her real estate license in 2011, she was ecstatic to start Proper Dwelling with her broker/owner mother.
Now a broker/owner in her own right, she approaches her work in real estate with creativity and a sense of humor. Honesty, transparency and shrewd negotiating skills are always a primary focus as she guides her clients through the selling or buying process.
She becomes an instant advocate for her clients from the first meeting to the day they close escrow and beyond. She recognizes and honors the “service” oriented aspect of her job and believes that that sets her apart. To date, her sales volume is over $125 million and counting…
When she’s not out in the field, she can be found throwing some clay on the ceramics wheel, traveling with her husband to visit their daughter at college or arguing with her two dogs about how many more treats they can have. Regardless, she is always Dwelling Properly.
So you’ve decided to sell your house. That’s huge! The first thing to do is to ask yourself why. Why is now the best time for you to sell your house? Job transfer? Is your family expanding? Contracting? Did you inherit a property? Is there a divorce?
It’s important that you are crystal clear about why you want to sell. That will speak to your commitment to the process. And it should be one of the first questions a Realtor asks you when you meet to discuss it.
So you’ve decided to buy a house. Exciting! Homeownership can be one of the best investments you can make towards your future and it can ensure you will never have a landlord again.
We are thrilled to encourage home ownership at any price point. Owning real estate is a key to building generational wealth and creating housing stability. If one is determined and committed, almost ANYONE can buy a house.
We have a strong track record of successful projects.
We have a dedicated team with the expertise and skills.
We negotiate the best deals for our clients.
We have a solid network of resources in the industry.
We work to make the process as streamlined as possible and keep our cool as we advocate for you!
What Our Clients Say
“Jennifer was absolutely amazing. She was on top of everything about the transaction, above and beyond my expectations and my limited understanding of what the job entails. But also, not only did she get top dollar for the sale of my house, she negotiated the purchase of my new home. ANY real estate issues I ever have in the future, without question I will work with this sensitive, enormously smart, skilled person who definitely has her finger on the pulse of the world of real estate.”
Jennifer has helped us with all of our residents' sale and purchase. She is thorough and detailed. We are definitely satisfied with her expertise."
“Jen was invaluable to our home buying experience. She understood and worked towards our goals, gave us honest advice, and was tenacious when she needed to be. Her communication was great with us and we felt really good about her representing us. She has even helped us after the purchase as we get settled into our new home. I couldn’t imagine going through this process without her, and we would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. We would absolutely use her again but the home she helped us buy was so perfect we may never need to!”
"As first time homeowners, we didn't know what to expect. But with Jennifer, it was a fun, joyful, and exciting process. Jennifer was a grounding force as we looked at homes, and her amazing (!!) expertise in a variety of home-buying areas - from HVAC to foundation to all sorts of home/construction things we never even dreamed of - made us feel confident and courageous in our home buying process. She was always available, was always generous and kind, and truly guided us through the process with the knowledge and wisdom of an expert, and the joy and adventure of a friend. We could not have imagined a better process and truly ended up in the home of our dreams. I can't imagine any way this process could have gone better and we can't imagine doing the process again with anyone but Jennifer. If she's available when you're buying - you'll be in good hands and end up with the home of your dreams."
"We were stuck. The housing bubble crash put us under water in our first home and our family had recently grown to four. We needed a new place that could meet our family's growing needs. Jennifer worked miracles. Not only did we find and buy a home that added 1000 sq feet of living space, she also was able to short sell our first house and negotiated the sale and purchase with precision. She has class, care, and a cunning ability to get her clients what they want. We highly recommend Jennifer to anyone buying or selling."