Haute Residence features ACME’s Courtney Poulos in a member spotlight.
ACME Real Estate’s visionary founder Courtney J.E. Poulos has been making her mark on the industry since 2005, and each year, she either breaks another record, earns another award, or smashes another glass ceiling. But like many dynamic leaders, Courtney’s success has grown in proportion to two things: her dedication to her craft and her devotion to others. Whether pairing people with the perfect buyer or seller, mentoring her team, or sharing her insights with the world, Courtney turns real estate into a life-transforming experience.
When Courtney founded ACME Real Estate in 2011, she set out to create something unique — a design-savvy lifestyle firm. Backed by a nine-year career in marketing and PR, she began offering a comprehensive service, replete with remodeling, staging, and a full suite of marketing solutions. ACME quickly grew into a phenomenon, attracting top Los Angeles talent and earning Courtney numerous industry awards. She has since become one of the most in-demand Realtors® in the country. And now, in partnership with Broker Heather Unger, ACME has expanded her LA-based brokerage into the Florida market, ACME Florida.
I chose real estate to empower and educate, ultimately to inspire financial independence, especially for those starting from scratch!
I got my license in 2005, and initially started in the Washington DC metro area (DC/MD/VA). After 5 years of selling, I moved back to Los Angeles and in 2011, founded ACME Real Estate with a vision of creating a groundbreaking marketing for style-forward homes at all price points; and ultimately creating a brokerage culture that stands apart from the big brokerage experience. In 2018, I launched Break Up! with Your Rental, a book that teaches women how to approach home buying and real estate investing from a stronger position.
My biggest success story is the ACME podcast, Under All is the Land. I have had national tv shows, hosted conferences, and been in magazines, but you can’t control the content in any of those outlets. With UAITL, we have complete freedom to speak plainly and honestly about what’s moving and shaking in our industry.
What I love about LA is that we have a dynamic city that people always want to move to! This keeps the market fresh and keeps the trend-makers busy with fresh interior design concepts and inspiration. We are a savvy city! Plus, the transformation energy here is palpable. Rags to riches stories can happen overnight, and real estate is not exempt from that!
Courtney Poulos is one of the exclusive agents representing the West Adams, Los Angeles, CA real estate market as a member of the Haute Residence Real Estate Network. View all of her listings here.