Tess Kartel was born in the Netherlands, and discovered by a local talent scout she began modeling professionally at seventeen and was a top runway model in Hamburg, Amsterdam, Miami, New York and Los Angeles.

After full-time modeling in NY for 8 years, Tess moved to LA 7 years ago to work in film and has worked with some of the top talent in Hollywood in award winning films and television series. Having studied architecture and design and with a network of entertainment professionals and their agents and business managers, she was a natural at transitioning into the luxury property marketplace. Having lived in Holland, Germany, France, Miami, New York and Los Angeles, Tess is a world traveler with remarkable insights to representing foreign buyers and sellers. Honest and loyal, her greatest reward is helping her clients achieve their goals of buying their dream home or selling their unique estate. Fluent in English, Dutch, and German, she currently resides in Los Angeles.