Based on my prior experiences with brokers, I had always believed they were overpaid and the amount of work they actually performed did not justify their commissions. My thoughts, however, changed after working with Peter Lavin.
He is honest, professional, sharp, insightful, and pleasant to work with. He is also very patient and positive. I'm a first time home buyer and I'm the type to ask a thousand and one questions, and he answered each and every one of them enthusiastically and somehow without tiring. He would give his informed input on topics ranging from relative value of different neighborhoods, to very informed estimates on renovation costs. Even after closing escrow on my home, Peter is still offering his help and resources with my renovations, and responds to my calls just as quickly as ever.
I highly recommend him.