Courtney Poulos

Founder + CEO
DRE#01882678 Broker
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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.

Poulos has been making her mark

Courtney currently co-hosts the real estate podcast Under All is The Land, hosts Season 2 of The American Dream: Los Angeles, is a former member of the Forbes Real Estate Council, and a recurring panelist at Inman Connect, Awesome Females in Real Estate, and the California Association of Realtors® WomanUP!® initiative (where she also emcees). She has even appeared on television—both as the host of FYI’s “My City’s Just Not That Into Me” and in season 12 of Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles.” In 2024, Courtney was named an Inman Person of the Year recipient.  In 2020 and 2023, Courtney was recognized with the HousingWire Woman of Influence Award. In addition to running ACME’s powerhouse teams in Los Angeles and Florida, Courtney focuses on her main mission, which is empowering women to achieve financial independence through real estate. If she has her way, every woman on the planet will have the tools they need to do just that. Courtney maintains a full slate of speaking engagements and has written the premier book on the subject, “Break Up! With Your Rental: The Professional Woman’s Guide to Building Wealth Through Real Estate,” available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and reputable booksellers nationwide.

Courtney is available for speaking engagements.

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currently featured in the national Homelight ad campaign


I heard AI was coming for my job! ‼️ 

🏡✨ While AI can analyze data and spot trends, it lacks the intuition, personal understanding, and emotional intelligence of a human. You probably feel this way about your job, too, right? For years, agents have been navigating how to show clients our value (it’s beyond cool search platforms). Perhaps there is a piece you can have some fun with (online shopping) but when it comes to transaction process, good luck getting your AI agent to answer the phone late at night or early in the morning to walk through the psychology of buying or selling. 

In real estate, the personal connection and trust built between an agent and their client can make all the difference in finding not just a house, but a home. Let’s embrace technology for the tools it provides, but never forget the value of human insight and connection. 🗝️💼🏠

AI should be afraid of me. I might take its job.

#RealEstate #HumanTouch #PersonalizedService #HomeBuying #SellingHomes #RealEstateAgent #TechnologyInRealEstate #AIvsHuman #DreamHome #EmotionalIntelligence #NegotiationSkills #PersonalInsight #TrustTheProcess”
There, I said it! Yes, of course, we want the process to be as seamless as possible. But not everything that happens during a transaction is in our control. What can we control?

Our response.

Our relationships with the agent on the other side 🤝, developing transparent communication with the lender 📞, and even, I know this is adventurous to say, allowing some grace for human beings to be human, can have its advantages. 🙏 Great agents are mindset coaches, always keeping the end goal 🏁 and the success of the effort at the forefront. 🌟

There are agents who, I swear, create hurdles just to jump them. That will never be me. But if a challenge arises, you can bet you’ll have a strong partner who knows how to navigate. 🧭

DM for a 15-minute discovery call. 📲

#RealEstateJourney #MindsetMatters #SeamlessTransactions #NavigatingChallenges #TransparentCommunication #HumanGrace #RealEstateCoach #EndGoalFocused #SuccessMindset #DiscoveryCall #StrongPartnership #RealEstateSuccess
When you dream of staying home today 🌧️ and cooking 🧑‍🍳 Fall in love with our romantic modern bungalow with pool 💫

Guess what?! There is an incredible new program; The Community Lending Program, which gives a discounted rate up to 1.5% off to the buyer!! This home qualifies for this program 😎 

View Park adjacent picture perfect 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home with sparkling pool offers charm and style ✨

📍5708 Deane Ave
Exclusively listed by @acmerealestate // @courtneyinlala 
📞 (323) 919-0375

Fall in love with:
🔥 sun-splashed modern living room, boasting a fireplace with custom oak mantel

🪵 oak flooring

🪟 tons of windows

🍴 elegant kitchen boasting porcelain Calacatta Gold counters and elegant brass fixtures 

🍛 dining area features modern lighting and french doors to the spacious yard

🛌 principal suite, bathed in natural light, serves as a luxurious retreat, offering designer stacked tile bath, dual vanity, brushed brass detail and modern lighting

🏊🏼‍♀️ beautifully landscaped backyard has a lush expanse of grass surrounding a pristine pool

🖼️ this property is a masterpiece in comfort and style

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Dreamy bathroom on a rainy Monday 🌧️ Live out your European fairytale in this French provincial chateau with pool in the ❤️ of historical West Adams district! 〰️ For lease 〰️

📍2430 10th Ave - West Adams 
$13,500/month (utilities not included) + 1 month security deposit
Listed by @courtneyinlala 
📞 (323) 919-0375

Key Features:

🏡 French Provincial Elegance: This home boasts the graceful lines, arched doorways, and exquisite detailing that define the timeless beauty of French Provincial architecture

🛌 Spacious Bedrooms: Four thoughtfully designed bedrooms provide ample space for your family to relax and rejuvenate

🛁 Luxurious Baths: Four elegantly appointed bathrooms featuring Waterworks fixtures and spa-like amenities, creating an atmosphere of high-end boutique hotel luxury

🏊 Poolside Paradise: Step into your own private oasis as you explore the romantic and magical backyard. Lounge by the sparkling pool, surrounded by lush greenery and the soothing sounds of nature

🌳 Serene Outdoor Escape: The enchanting backyard offers the perfect setting for intimate gatherings, al fresco dining

🍽️ Gourmet Kitchen: The chef’s kitchen features high-end appliances, custom cabinetry, and abundant counter space

Always dreamt of living in a chateau? DM us to make it a reality ✨

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