Ernie Carswell, Founding Partner of Teles Properties. One of the most accomplished and respected real estate agents in the industry today. With more than 30 years of experience in the business, Carswell’s extensive roster of satisfied clientele includes the likes of Fortune 500 CEOs, professional entertainers, top studio executives, leading attorneys, government officials, ambassadors and foreign dignitaries.

In 2007, Carswell co-founded Teles Properties, which has since expanded to 19 offices and continues to be California’s fastest growing real estate firm.  Under the Teles umbrella, he operates and leads TheCarswell Collection, a select group of proven agents ranked in the top one percent of real estate groups internationally.

Carswell is one of the most recognized names in luxury real estate and frequently receives accolades for his outstanding work in the press. He has been included in The Hollywood Reporter’s “Hollywood’s Top 25 Real Estate Agents” listing, in Variety’s feature on “Showbiz Real Estate Elite,” Billboard’s coverage of the “Top 15 Real Estate Agents Representing Musicians Today,” and was named the Top Real Estate Agent in California by Top Agent Magazine.

A native of South Carolina, Carswell’s real estate career began in the exclusive Highland Park neighborhood of Dallas, Texas. He moved to New York in the 1980’s to become an agent, selling properties on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, before landing in Southern California in 1990 where he still currently resides today.



"Ernie Carswell is truly an extraordinary professional. Rarely have I ever felt so completely at ease with the process and finish of a property sale as I did with Ernie and his team. He was there for me day and night , through challenging negotiations and fought very hard on my behalf. Ernie has sold homes for friends with most excellent results and now I know first hand why they all give him such high marks. I will use Ernie again knowing I will be treated fairly, honestly and with the ultimate positive completion of the transaction." ~ --Donald Gray
I have had the extreme pleasure of knowing and working with Ernie for some time now. I can truly say I have met very few professionals as dedicated as Ernie, his attention to detail and outstanding customer service is amazing. It is no wonder his clients come back to him again and again and refer all of their friends and family to him. Even though he is a giant in the industry he is extremely humble and is always striving to find new ways to serve his clients better. He is truly and iconic realtor! I would and do highly recommend Ernie to everyone I know. It is a pleasure to know and work with him. ~ --Debbie De Grote
"We would be happy to recommend Ernie Carswell to help sell your home or assist someone who would be looking to buy a home.He is very professsional and knows what he is doing in the Real Estate business. We have bought and sold many homes all over California and Ernie is the best Real Estate agent we have ever had !!!" ~ --Craig and Diana McCallister
Ernie is the best representation anyone can get, he is very strategic and works tirelessly to get the best for his clients. He works day and night , you will always be able to get a hold of him and if he is not immediately available he returns call timely. I have worked with many agents throughout the year and I can confidently say "Ernie Carswell" is the BEST! ~ Agustin N. Rodriguez, Development Company- President
It is with pleasure that I write about Ernie Carswell. He inspires confidence from the moment you begin your association. I had a difficult escrow period and he was there for me. The problem was not with the buyers but nevertheless Ernie made sure that they waited until the problems could be handled. Ultimately he became a good friend. He was very professional in the way he handled my sale and he found me a new place that was perfect for my needs. I have no hesitancy in recommending him. You will be dealing with the best. ~ Carolyn Freid, Real Estate Investor
Ernie is iconic in the world of Beverly Hills real estate. Reputations as fine as his are carefully earned over many years and his is stellar. Ernie is knowledgeable, thorough, a tremendous advocate for his client and unshakeable. His discerning eye has guided many a client to just the right house. And no one can represent the sale of a house more graciously and professionally than Ernie. They just don't come any better than Ernie ~ --Stan Smith, Managing Director of Teles Beverly Hills
Ernie has an unbelievable work ethic and is incredibly thorough, thoughtful and genuine. ~ --Jesse Harrison, Principal, Harrison Design
As a first time buyer, I had no idea what I was doing. But with complete faith and trust, I put myself in Ernie's hands. He walked me through the process step by step and I bought the perfect condo. Eleven years later I was ready to sell and again Ernie and his team put in the time and energy it took to find a great buyer. Whether you're just starting out in the real estate market or looking to buy a multi-million dollar mansion, Ernie has the knowledge, experience, patience and kindness it takes to deliver your dream home. ~ --Gayle Farber, TV Producer
Ernie has incredible instincts, exquisite taste, fiercely loyal and an extraordinary ability to listen to well and of course he possesses an irresistible Southern charm. A tough negotiator, he handles his business transactions with calm efficiency and even manages to make the most difficult situations fun. We wouldn’t dream of buying or selling a home without Ernie and feel so fortunate to know him and to now call him a friend. ~ Steven Dubin and Carol Bodie
I can say that your home is one of most important purchases you will ever buy aside from your children's education and possibly and hopefully your daughter's wedding. Ernie represented me on the selling side during 2009 when the market was taking a fast downward spiral. It was a home that required a specific buyer due to it being in the Hollywod Hils, gated, and family but stately as well. He not only priced well but found buyers to fit the house, which as a woman that remolded the home completely, that was key. It sold within two weeks extremely close to asking. ~ Cassey Croel