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Map Transparent Steven Ejiofor Burt Bakman Helen Hillo Megan Gaspar Kara Robarts Dennis Chernov Yana Chernov Kevin Silver Greg Shenon Nicole Racky Sarrah Gallegos Gibson Map
Steven Ejiofor
Realtor
Burt Bakman
Realtor
Helen Hillo
Executive Sales Director
Megan Gaspar
Social Media Manager
Kara Robarts
Resale Homes Director
Dennis Chernov
Founder + Executive Realtor
Yana Chernov
Head of Operations + Marketing
Kevin Silver
Realtor
Greg Shenon
Realtor
Nicole Racky
Executive Assistant
Sarrah Gallegos
New Developments
Marketing Coordinator
Gibson
Head of Positivity + Grunting
Founders
Agents
Operations
Marketing
Top Awards Earned
2019
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Millionaire Agent
2018
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Millionaire Agent
2017
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Quadruple Platinum Award
2016
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Double Platinum Award
2015
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Triple Platinum Award
2014
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Millionaire Agent
2019
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Millionaire Agent
2018
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Millionaire Agent
2017
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Quadruple Platinum Award
2016
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Double Platinum Award
2015
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Triple Platinum Award
2014
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Millionaire Agent
Dennis Chernov
Founder + Executive Realtor

Dennis Chernov began his journey in real estate through the operation of his own property loan business in the early 2000s—building a foundation in the transactional processes necessary to buy and sell a property and developing a keen aptitude to qualify potential buyers quickly. In 2009, Dennis joined Keller Williams Studio City full-time and with nearly two decades of experience in the field, Dennis has consistently ranked as a top-producing real estate agent in Los Angeles county year after year. Dennis’s core values are simple: lead the team by example, deliver consistent, transparent, and timely communication to our clients, meet all contract dates and deadlines, and focus on fostering relationships with top talent and vendors in the local market.

Raised in Los Angeles, Dennis was born in Uzbekistan, a state of the former Soviet Union, and is a native Russian speaker. A competitive athlete at his core, Dennis played basketball for Grant High School in Van Nuys and enjoys staying active today—chasing after his two boys and enjoying the valley’s plethora of hikes and outdoor terrain. Dennis is committed to winning his client’s trust and helping them succeed in property investment—his greatest gratification comes from receiving referrals and knowing that he performed so well for a client that they felt gracious enough to recommend his services to friends and loved ones.
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Yana Chernov
Head Of Operations + Marketing

As the head of Chernov Team’s marketing and operational arm, Yana has been deeply involved in the business since inception. With a background in business development and the experience and know-how in operating a thriving back-office staff in the dental industry, Yana manages all personnel, accounting, HR, budgets and more. Further, Yana oversees all property and brand marketing including strategy, open-houses, digital media, event production, and frequently showcases properties across her personal and professional Chernov Team social media accounts.

Yana truly believes that everything happens for a reason and that there’s nothing that life throws your way that you can’t handle—challenges are opportunities to mold and shape you for your future. A ball of positive energy and strong work ethic, Yana’s spirited, exuberant, and ambitious nature is focused on making a difference in people’s lives, motivating and nurturing the organization to achieve and succeed on behalf of Chernov Team clients, and empowering the team to be their best selves, inside-out. Yana first moved to the valley as a teenager and is pleased to say she’s never left—the valley cities are a safe haven where family-friendly communities give residents a true sense of belonging, all with unbeatable proximity to everything Los Angeles has to offer. Yana is proud that she has not only experienced her community progress and refresh, but that she has had the continued privilege of contributing to the valley’s flourishing real estate market.
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Kevin Silver
Realtor

Kevin has been a successful realtor with the Chernov Team for the past 8 years and has lived in the valley his entire life. Originally from Tarzana, Kevin attended USC, grew up riding quarter horses and competitively showing when he was a teenager. Today, Kevin prides himself in supporting and quelling the nerves of local buyers and sellers—in finding a home, making the right purchasing decision, or strategically pricing their property for the market. Kevin firmly believes that if you are honest and have integrity, people will notice and recommend you to others—values upon which he has built his entire career. He loves being a part of his client’s major milestones and he proudly strives to create a sense of community in the sprawling valley that he still calls home today.+ Read More

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Burt Bakman
Realtor

With an illustrious career in publicity, music touring, record labels, and most recently named one of the valley’s Chef darlings with his new restaurant “Slab,” Burt has simultaneously thrived as a realtor for over a decade. In addition to sharing his continuous supply of hilarious memes, complimenting Yana’s outfits and playing with the office pup, Burt tirelessly sorts through property inventory to find our clients the best real estate opportunities out there. Born in Zimbabwe, Burt grew up in Israel and has lived in the valley for over 30 years. He loves that the valley is so family-friendly, quieter than other parts of the county, but still has great proximity to all of the advantages of Los Angeles. He loves the thrill of the chase when making a deal and if he’s not wearing his realtor hat, you can usually find Burt spending time with his beautiful family or cooking—maybe even schooling Kanye West on how to BBQ.+ Read More

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Greg Shenon
Realtor

With an MBA from Pepperdine and a decade of experience in tech, medical, manufacturing, and commercial real estate, Greg has thrived as a realtor with the Chernov Team for the past three years. As a proud first-generation Angelino, Greg is inspired by the Valley’s immense growth, development, and convergence of cultures and lifestyles. His hands-on approach to real estate helps guide clients through the entire process of purchasing, leasing, selling, and investing in property—and Greg proudly adds value at every step of the way. Whether a family is closing a chapter and moving on or making a fresh start, Greg loves knowing that he is supporting his clients in making the biggest decisions of their lives—a responsibility that he honors deeply. Out of the office, Greg is a foodie who loves live music, hiking, and snowboarding. He is also a fluent Russian speaker.+ Read More

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Steven Ejiofor
Realtor

Born in Los Angeles, Steven attended seminary school in Nigeria, returned to California, and earned his B.S. in Finance from CSUN. After a successful near-decade long career with giants AIG and State Farm, Steven leaped forth to pursue his true passion for real estate. Steven has excelled with the Chernov Team since 2019—uncovering buyer and seller aspirations and helping them reach victorious outcomes. He feels the utmost pride in handing over the keys to a new home and in the difference this makes in a family’s life, as well as the community. The thought that ”Home is not a place, it’s a feeling” rings truest to Steven—if his clients don’t feel “it,” they move on to the next property. Steven cheers for the Lakers, Clippers, Dodgers, Rams, Kings, Galaxy, and every LA team—this love for athletics and devotion to fitness are the source of his unmistakable vivaciousness and industrious character.+ Read More

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Helen Hillo
Executive Sales Director

After more than 7 years, Helen holds one of the longest tenures with the Chernov Team. Helen manages and oversees the team in transactions across new developments. She works tirelessly to ensure that the level of care we provide our clients always meets or exceeds Chernov Team standards. Operating across every aspect of the business including internal team members, vendors, agents, and affiliates, Helen values integrity and swears by the words “never remember what you give and never forget what you receive.” Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, this mom of 3 beautiful children is a “Valley Girl” at her core and loves the energy of her home town—it’s the perfect convergence of character, diversity, excellent schools, and just the right balance of fun and quiet for a fast-paced lifestyle. Helen thrives in working with genuine people and loves the thrill of real estate’s endless opportunities and projects.+ Read More

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Kara Robarts
Resale Homes Director

Kara serves as the main hub for all resale transactions and works directly with sellers and buyers in coordinating all critical aspects of the process. From staging consultations, showing requests, inspections and final walkthroughs, Kara is the internal arm for all timelines and day-to-day processes. Kara is a fifth-generation Angelino who has over a decade of experience working in real estate. Operating diligently alongside Dennis Chernov and the other Chernov Team agents for the past 3 years, Kara is the true embodiment of a Chernov Team member—with patience, integrity, and kindness at the core of her business values. Kara loves mitigating the challenges of what could be a very stressful time for sellers but beyond all else, she is passionate about helping people make their dreams a reality. Off-hours, you can find this UCSB alum kickboxing, cooking up vegan dishes, or baking Challah.+ Read More

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Megan Gaspar
Social Media Manager

As the Chernov Team’s Social Media Manager, Megan has played a pivotal role in the team’s success with digital innovation over the last two years. From content production, creative strategy, asset design, and execution, Megan’s day-to-day revolves around your favorite real estate Instagram and Facebook pages to follow: @ChernovDevelopments and @ChernovTeam. Megan has lived in the valley for her entire life and loves the weather, the diversity, the charm, the character, but most importantly the vibes of all of the various neighborhoods. ”There are no limits to what you can accomplish, except the limits you place on your own thinking” is Megan’s core philosophy and the cornerstone of her perseverance and achievements. When she’s not in the office, you can find Megan at the beach with friends and family or “low-key” enthralled by a space documentary.+ Read More

Sarrah Gallegos
New Developments Marketing Coordinator

A new addition to Chernov Team, Sarrah serves as the New Developments Marketing Coordinator. Her day-to-day responsibilities include tracking and facilitating Coming Soon marketing, teasers, Brokers Opens and Open Houses, signage and print collateral as well as assisting the New Developments division with various transactional and reporting tasks. Originally from Burbank, Sarrah is a CSUN alumnus who fervently believes that with enough hustle and determination, she can accomplish any task at hand. Sarrah loves the Valley, namely for having the best sushi in town and its proximity to the beach, mountains, and all of the outdoor activities available at her doorstep. With a background in property management and real estate operations, Sarrah loves residential properties—telling their story and featuring their beautiful individual qualities—as well as the process of helping families find and lock-in their dream homes.+ Read More

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Nicole Racky
Executive Assistant

Nicole has flourished with Chernov Team for 3 years, serving as Dennis Chernov’s right-hand gal. Formerly a Marketing Coordinator at North American Title, Nicole’s professional career began in preschool education—an experience that still serves her well when managing the chaotic schedule of one of LA’s most in-demand realtors. Nicole is also Chernov Team’s Showing Assistant and brings a knack for putting prospective buyers and agents at ease. A black belt in Karate, Nicole’s unassuming yet ever-sunny disposition can be credited to her belief that the energy you put out into the world is the energy that you will receive. Nicole loves that in real estate she can meet and interact with a plethora of interesting and exciting people, hear their stories, and help them achieve their goals. Nicole is also the proud mama to Gibson, Chernov Team’s Head of Positivity + Grunting.+ Read More

Gibson
Head Of Positivity + Grunting

Gibson joined Chernov Team shortly after his mama, Nicole Racky came on board. As the Head of Positivity + Grunting, Gibson’s day-to-day responsibilities include eating the team’s leftovers, scoping out new office guests, and keeping spirits bright. Gibson loves coming to the office—giving and (mostly) receiving love from each member of the Chernov Team family—he couldn’t think of a better place to slack off and take a mid-day snooze. When Gibs is OOO (out of office) he enjoys playing fetch, snacking on watermelon and catching zzz’s.+ Read More

Clients Love Us

Dennis and team were incredible! Let’s deal in facts - sold within days of listing @ price premium to listed $. Now let’s deal in emotion - high integrity, fantastic communication at critical moments, flawless paperwork and incredible people! Why sell/buy with anybody else?? Happy seller!...

Todd Putman

We recently bought our house with Dennis as our realtor. He was very knowledgeable, diligent, responsive and addressed all our concerns. His team, especially Helen, stayed on top of things and made sure we were updated with each step of the way. I highly recommend Dennis and his team whether you want to list or buy a house....

Milena D.

Working with Dennis and the entire Chernov team was an absolute pleasure. They were very attentive to our needs and fought to get us the best price on the sale of our home. As first time sellers, it was important that we fully understood the entire process every step of the way and Dennis made sure that was the case. I highly re...

Michael Caplan

My experience with the Chernov Team was simply exceptional. Dennis Chernov and his team is extremely professional and knowledgeable in all aspects of real estate. Dennis was dedicated to taking care of us during the complete process. We found him to be caring and it was obvious to us that he loves what he does, and it isn't just...

Robin Gaur

Dennis and his team are masters of their craft and are true professionals. They are top producers but make you feel like you are their only client. Their marketing efforts are unparalleled and will garner you top dollar. They remain involved in the entire process, bring their expertise to bear on any issues, and know how to c...

Bob M.

Dennis Chernov + team are simply the best in the game! They worked around the clock for over a year to help us find our perfect home. Dennis made the process fun and enjoyable but never lost sight of our goal and always had our back. They worked above and beyond to make sure we ended up with exactly what our family needed. We tr...

Haylee Winard

Dennis Chernov and Team are simply excellent at Real Estate. They have a long track record of excellent service. I have has their team buy and sell many homes for me over the years. Trust worthy, smooth process and long reach with hundreds of millions in sales. They have one of the best reputations in the business. Helen the won...

Rob D.

Working with Dennis & team selling my Studio City home was a pure joy. And even almost as important - I sold it for WAY more than anticipated. Their style is relaxed and non-pressuring...but you know they are on top of every single detail, which made the entire sale process so much less stressful. I always felt extremely wel...

themichaelrola

I listed my beautiful house with another broker for 5 months and got no results! Disappointed with the outcome, I began interviewing several known local brokers. Before deciding to hire Dennis, we talked on the phone on several occasions and met at my house twice. He was always available and courteous, but never overzealous and...

Sassan O.

Thank you, Dennis and team, you and your entire team made the home buying process so easy. They worked around the clock to get our home purchase closed on time, went above and beyond to recommend interior designers, made sure every inch of the house was in perfect and brand new condition prior to close, and coordinated with escr...

Maryam Farooqi & Cyrus Nikou

Dennis and his team are absolutely the best in the business. They sold our home before it even hit the market and also found us a gorgeous new home that we love. They were attentive, professional and amazing to work with from start to finish! Hands down this is the team that get's the job done!...

Diana R.

We are so grateful to you and your Team for going the extra mile to secure a successful outcome in such a short period of time. Through the whole process of selling Benedict, it has been a pleasure working with you as well.  We are sure to recommend you, should the occasion arise and look forward to the opportunity to work w...

Wendy Johnson

I’ve been involved in the real estate industry in Los Angeles for over 30 years, and these guys -- I dealt with Kevon, Dennis, and Helen -- are fantastic. They understand the market, they understand the documentation, they ARE RESPONSIVE AND FOLLOW UP, and in my case they were cognizant of and very sensitive to some delicate f...

Brad Neel

I had a great experience selling my house with Dennis Chernov. First of all, he is by far the nicest and most genuine person ever!!!He and his team, especially Helen and Greg, are amazing and made the entire process stress free and so easy. I would recommend Dennis and team to friends and family without hesitation. Thank you, ...

Simona A.

We felt like we were in excellent hands with Dennis and his team. Not only did they sell our home quickly and for a great price, they made the process as easy as possible for us. Very highly recommend!...

Christa Bourg

Dennis is an exceptional real estate agent. He has a deep understanding of the Sherman Oaks area market. He knows what's coming on the market and when and has a relationship with many area builders (we bought new construction.) His integrity and commitment to representing the best interests of his client, at every stage of the p...

Joel B.

Working with the Chernov Team was a pleasant experience in every way. Dennis & his team set everything up from the start to run seamlessly with strategic marketing and to be able to sell my home in a timely manner with over asking sales price. Helen worked tediously at ensuring that every detail was in place and attended to ...

Louis D’Esposito

I'd give Dennis and the Chernov Team 6 Stars if I could. Dennis is fantastic. We had high expectations for the sale of our house and he exceeded them. He did a fabulous job with the game plan and execution of selling our house. Helen was excellent to deal with. The whole team is terrific. And, we had some laughs along the way wh...

Scott Hartle

Dennis & Helen We wanted to say thanks very much for all your assistance in finding and buying our home. Please let anyone know that I would be very happy to serve as a reference if they would like to talk with a recent client....

Max Busselle

I wanted to give a 5 star review for Dennis Chernov and Corey, and also Helen for helping me buy my brand new home. Dennis was the listing agent so buying the home from him was easy and a great decision. Corey is also very nice and helpful during the home buying process. Helen always went above and beyond and even helped me with...

Katherine T.
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