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Ahead of the Curve Homes is built on a passion for excellent service, sincere caring and honest communication. Our primary role is to help our clients decipher and prioritize their needs and realize their goals. During the process, we are privileged to get to know people and build lasting, rewarding relationships. With over 28 years combined experience and several hundred closed sales, we are intimately in tune with the pulse of the communities we serve.
As moms with children in different schools throughout the city, we have a tremendous wealth of knowledge about Los Angeles schools, both public and private. We freely share our experience with our clients and take pride in getting involved with the schools our children attend as a way of giving back to the communities we serve.



It was an absolute pleasure working with Erica Lockhart to not only sell our home but to purchase a new home for our family. Erica is truly a professional, extremely knowledgeable, very responsive and on top of every conceivable situation. We were so lucky to work with Erica and Lorin in this process which can be challenging. From the start they knew what to do, what to look out for, what would ...

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Erica is an exceptional agent — knowledgeable, communicative, resourceful, pragmatic, efficient, eloquent, and truly lovely to work with. She made dealing with an unorthodox seller so much easier than it might have been. Her positive disposition helped us stay even keel during negotiations and she deftly steered the deal in the right direction when it could have easily gone sideways. Even aft...
Shelley D

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I couldn’t be happier with Lorin Ruttenberg and Erica Lockhart of COMPASS / Ahead of the Curve Homes. This was my 7th & 8th real estate transaction and they were superb on both sides. Their presentation for the sale of my house was thorough. They were very honest about the challenges of the property while giving a fair assessment of the value. It was not a sales pitch, it was a collaboration w...
Claire C

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We were first time buyers and Lorin was a huge help throughout the entire process. Her response time was really quick and her knowledge and expertise were excellent. She was very accommodating with our schedules and was always available to answer questions. We highly recommend Lorin! She will help you find your dream home. She gets the job done!
Elizabeth S.

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"I worked shortly with other realtors and was very unhappy with each so much so I was about to change my mind about selling my home . Thankfully a friend told me about Lorin. I met her and signed and never regretted it. It all worked out as I wanted."
Andy Damiano

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“Erica & Lorin are highly dedicated and experienced realtors who demonstrated the ability to market our home perfectly. We found them to be extremely efficient and knowledgable about the real estate market in our area and forthright regarding what it would take to prepare our home for its sale. Following their advice, our home sold quickly for more than our asking price. Although they were alway...
Sherman & Paula M.

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“Lorin & Erica are the hardest working agents I know. They go the extra mile for their clients and excel beyond expectations to ensure every transaction is handled appropriately. Their professionalism and experience go a long way for a Buyer or a Seller who want to get the job done. Take it from me, I’ve been on both sides of the transaction with them. I would highly recommend them to all my f...
Justin M.

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"Working with Lorin to find a home was a terrific experience. She knows the market, is no-nonsense, has a great sense of humor, and is very knowledgeable in all things real estate. She is sensitive to the inevitable frustrations in a hot market and helps her client navigate both rough and smooth roads during the process. Lorin works hard for her clients to help them reach their goals. We could n...
Karen Bogard

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We were beyond impressed with Lorin and her team. She was always available for in-depth explanations when we requested them and she did a superb job educating us throughout the process. At the same time, Lorin always respected our time and made sure she was concise and effective in providing information and updates to us. From day one, Lorin was prepared and professional and we could not have been...
George Rheault

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Lorin is a true professional; she knows her business and will go the extra mile to ensure you find the home that is right for you. In many ways, it was like working with a close friend. She always had our best interest in mind, patiently answered all our questions and concerns, guided us through the rough spots and always made herself available. We highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy a n...
Joshua Landsberg

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Welcome to Ahead of the Curve Homes

Ahead of the Curve Homes is built on a passion for excellent service, sincere caring and honest communication. Our primary role is to help our clients decipher and prioritize their needs and realize their goals. During the process, we are privileged to get to know people and build lasting, rewarding relationships. With over 28 years combined experience and several hundred closed sales, we are intimately in tune with the pulse of the communities we serve.
As moms with children in different schools throughout the city, we have a tremendous wealth of knowledge about Los Angeles schools, both public and private. We freely share our experience with our clients and take pride in getting involved with the schools our children attend as a way of giving back to the communities we serve.

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It was an absolute pleasure working with Erica Lockhart to not only sell our home but to purchase a new home for our family. Erica is truly a professional, extremely knowledgeable, very responsive and on top of every conceivable situation. We were so lucky to work with Erica and Lorin in this process which can be challenging. From the start they knew what to do, what to look out for, what would ...

View More

Erica is an exceptional agent — knowledgeable, communicative, resourceful, pragmatic, efficient, eloquent, and truly lovely to work with. She made dealing with an unorthodox seller so much easier than it might have been. Her positive disposition helped us stay even keel during negotiations and she deftly steered the deal in the right direction when it could have easily gone sideways. Even aft...
Shelley D

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I couldn’t be happier with Lorin Ruttenberg and Erica Lockhart of COMPASS / Ahead of the Curve Homes. This was my 7th & 8th real estate transaction and they were superb on both sides. Their presentation for the sale of my house was thorough. They were very honest about the challenges of the property while giving a fair assessment of the value. It was not a sales pitch, it was a collaboration w...
Claire C

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We were first time buyers and Lorin was a huge help throughout the entire process. Her response time was really quick and her knowledge and expertise were excellent. She was very accommodating with our schedules and was always available to answer questions. We highly recommend Lorin! She will help you find your dream home. She gets the job done!
Elizabeth S.

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"I worked shortly with other realtors and was very unhappy with each so much so I was about to change my mind about selling my home . Thankfully a friend told me about Lorin. I met her and signed and never regretted it. It all worked out as I wanted."
Andy Damiano

View More

“Erica & Lorin are highly dedicated and experienced realtors who demonstrated the ability to market our home perfectly. We found them to be extremely efficient and knowledgable about the real estate market in our area and forthright regarding what it would take to prepare our home for its sale. Following their advice, our home sold quickly for more than our asking price. Although they were alway...
Sherman & Paula M.

View More

“Lorin & Erica are the hardest working agents I know. They go the extra mile for their clients and excel beyond expectations to ensure every transaction is handled appropriately. Their professionalism and experience go a long way for a Buyer or a Seller who want to get the job done. Take it from me, I’ve been on both sides of the transaction with them. I would highly recommend them to all my f...
Justin M.

View More

"Working with Lorin to find a home was a terrific experience. She knows the market, is no-nonsense, has a great sense of humor, and is very knowledgeable in all things real estate. She is sensitive to the inevitable frustrations in a hot market and helps her client navigate both rough and smooth roads during the process. Lorin works hard for her clients to help them reach their goals. We could n...
Karen Bogard

View More

We were beyond impressed with Lorin and her team. She was always available for in-depth explanations when we requested them and she did a superb job educating us throughout the process. At the same time, Lorin always respected our time and made sure she was concise and effective in providing information and updates to us. From day one, Lorin was prepared and professional and we could not have been...
George Rheault

View More

Lorin is a true professional; she knows her business and will go the extra mile to ensure you find the home that is right for you. In many ways, it was like working with a close friend. She always had our best interest in mind, patiently answered all our questions and concerns, guided us through the rough spots and always made herself available. We highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy a n...
Joshua Landsberg

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