In the cutthroat world of real estate, one man has managed to rise above the competition with a unique blend of charisma, expertise, and genuine warmth. Glen Coutinho, the force behind one of the biggest real estate empires in Beverly Hills, opens up about his journey, triumphs, and trials in the property market, as well as his highly anticipated book. As a loving father of five, Glen is not only the owner of Harcourts Beverly Hills, but also a renowned figure in the industry.
Boasting an impressive 35-year career, Glen has earned his status as one of the most distinguished agents in both Australia and Beverly Hills, amassing a slew of accolades along the way. With a moniker like “The People Lover,” Glen’s personal touch and passion for connecting with others shine through, illuminating the man behind the book and the real estate juggernaut.
Glen believes that a good estate agent should have a deep knowledge of the market and strive to meet the expectations of property owners. Therefore, he centers his approach to real estate around understanding the market and ensuring that owners’ expectations are met when their properties are put up for sale. This approach has served him well, and he has consistently ranked among the top 10 agents in Australia for the past decade. In 2015, he was awarded the prestigious title of the number 4 agent in Australia, followed by the number 6 agent in 2016.
But then Glen expanded his operations to Beverly Hills from Australia. Here, he has come to dominate the high-end real estate market with his daughter, Brooke Coutinho. Brooke has worked alongside her father for nine years in real estate. She’s an owner and operations manager at Harcourts Beverly Hills. However, he notes that relocating the family to another country and starting over not knowing anyone in America was one of the biggest challenges.
In addition to being one of the top 10 real estate agents in Australia for over a decade, Glen has won several international awards. These include the 2018 M&A World Global Awards for “Most respected and longest-serving real estate agent,” the 2018 International World Stevie Awards for “Sales Director of the Year, Bronze Award,” and the 2019 AI Global Media Ltd Awards for “Influential Business Leader of the Year – Real Estate.” In 2019, he was recognized as a finalist for the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce Golden Palm Awards for Innovation. In addition, his business partners were ranked in the top 10 and awarded Rising Stars.
Glen has received several other awards, including being featured as a real estate agent on the 2018 “House Hunters International” TV Series in the USA. He was ranked the No. 5 Agent in Australia in the 2018 Real Estate Business Awards, and in 2017, he placed as the No. 2 Agent in Australia for deals made. Glen’s contribution to the industry and the community has earned him several local awards, including the 2007 Boroondara Business Awards Winner and the 2017 Elite Agent Industry Influencer Champions of Service Winner.
As a dedicated professional, Glen has held this as his goal throughout his career. He was a finalist in the 2014 Real Estate Business Awards for Principal, Sales Agent, Sales Office, and Auctioneer of the Year and ranked No. 10 Agent in Australia. Glen has conducted over 1,000 public auctions. He was also appointed celebrity auctioneer for Channel 9 Vic’s “The Block” TV series in 2016 and 2011.
Glen’s remarkable success in the real estate industry can be attributed to his deep understanding of the market, commitment to meeting clients’ expectations, and passion for real estate. He aims to be a top 10 agent in Beverly Hills and to be recognized throughout Los Angeles. In addition, Glen is releasing a highly-anticipated book, The People Lover, which is available on Amazon.