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The Beachwood Team

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25 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Realtor (15 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Luxury Estates,Leases,Invest.

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For a busy professional with limited time to drive about town, Peter Lavin is the ideal agent to help you narrow down your search to find the home you want. I just purchased a home in Pasadena. During my search, Peter made the task of finding a home very efficient and effective by setting up criteria in the MLS system that allowed me to view houses online in the areas and price range I was interested in. I could then view the listings on my schedule, which was usually late at night. On the weekends, I would visit open houses on my own to get a sense of the market along with a feel for what I liked. When I needed access to a house for sale, Peter was able to set it up for viewing later the same day or early the next. When we located my "forever" home, Peter walked me through the whole escrow process, which made the entire experience a lot easier than I had anticipated. Peter was very accommodating with his time and worked continuously with me until I found the home I wanted. I highly recommend him.

  

11/01/2012 - sjkilloran
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $525K in South Arroyo, Pasadena, CA.

For a busy professional with limited time to drive about town, Peter Lavin is the ideal agent to help you narrow down your search to find the home you want. I just purchased a home in Pasadena. During my search, Peter made the task of finding a home very efficient and effective by setting up criteria in the MLS system that allowed me to view houses online in the areas and price range I was interested in. I could then view the listings on my schedule, which was usually late at night. On the weekends, I would visit open houses on my own to get a sense of the market along with a feel for what I liked. When I needed access to a house for sale, Peter was able to set it up for viewing later the same day or early the next. When we located my "forever" home, Peter walked me through the whole escrow process, which made the entire experience a lot easier than I had anticipated. Peter was very accommodating with his time and worked continuously with me until I found the home I wanted. I highly recommend him.

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11/01/2012 - optigan
Sold a home in 2011 in Palm Springs, CA 92264.

After meeting several realtors, we met Peter and were instantly impressed by his enthusiastic and confident presentation. He had put in a lot of effort, researched the area and understood the challenges and potential of putting our place on the market.

Peter understood our home's unique identity, knew the type of buyer he was going to be looking for, and built focused marketing plan to reach his audience.

Peter was creative and resourceful. He immediately knew how to efficiently prepare and present the property. His photographer took amazing shots and the custom website was beautiful.

Our house sold after the first open house at the price we hoped for.

We are grateful to have met such a professional, experienced and intelligent realtor.

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11/01/2012 - Christopher323
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $800K in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA.

Peter’s knowledge of the local market and experience with the home-buying process are key strengths. He was patient as I looked at listings that weren’t quite right. When the perfect house came along, Peter provided the encouragement (and nudging) to make it happen. Because of his persistence, I re-examined my finances and made an offer on a house I assumed was out of my range. Once the offer was accepted, Peter guided me through the inspection and escrow processes, making sure I understood every step. He continues to follow up, post-sale, to make sure we are getting settled in our new home. Stellar service!

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11/01/2012 - Earlxx
Bought a home in 2011 in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

I am based in Japan and bought my first US property. Peter guided me to the perfect house because he took the time to profoundly understand my likes and dislikes when it comes to houses. His strong work ethics and fast respond was outstanding and made the time difference (16 hours!) go away. He is very well connected and very professional, not a talker but a doer. I look forward to work with him on other projects. His negotiation skill is transparent and convincing. Willing to give reference as well.

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11/01/2012 - Nouriel
Bought a home in 2011 in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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.

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09/14/2012 - muriellezuker
Bought a home in 2012 in Westlake, Los Angeles, CA 90026.

I wasn't sure if I was ready to buy a house when I started looking around with Alastair. He was extremely attentive and understanding when I told him what I was looking for and what my price range was, as well as taking full note of things I definitely didn't want, and he took the time to meticulously sort through things that matched my criteria to make sure I wouldn't ever be wasting my time. He was very knowledgable and so incredibly helpful and patient with me and all my questions as a first time buyer. He was never ever pushy and in fact, steered me clear of several properties that he thought would be too complicated or not worth my time. As a young, single woman buying my first home, doing so with Alastair's help made me feel so safe and looked out for and I never felt I needed to hesitate with any questions or concerns. He worked around my schedule and never missed an appointment; in fact he was always early to make sure everything was as it should be. During escrow, after he helped me find my perfect home, he handled all the complications that often come with that process with ease and dignity, and I honestly felt like it was a breeze thanks to his expertise and commitment to me and my needs. Now that escrow is closed and I own my home, he is still around, checking in to see if I need anything and helping me in any way he can. I've worked with several real estate agents in the past while looking for homes (unsuccessfully), and with Alastair I found someone who not only is excellent at his job, but is a pleasure to be around and to work with.

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09/14/2012 - user638430
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $525K in Adams Hill, Glendale, CA.

Alastair is fantastic! Works with you and is very patient! I highly recommend him and his services to anyone who wants an excellent buying experience. Buying a home can be a very trying experience and with Alastair's expertise it makes it so much better. Thanks a million for your great work Alastair! !

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09/07/2012 - user434583
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $600K in Echo Park, Los Angeles, CA.

After a frustrating experiences other agents, I met Alastair through the Zillow site. Alastair is very personable and easy to talk to but as a first time buyer, what I appreciated most is that he would offer his honest opinion about the homes we looked at (such was not the case with my previous agents). Alastair understood what I wanted and as luck would have it I ended purchasing the perfect house for me.

Highly recommended.

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06/16/2012 - google60
We connected, but it did not work out. Looking in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA 90041

Lengthly, helpful email response to my question. Very appreciated. Thanks so much.

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01/22/2012 - Andrew Oakley
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $1.425M in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA.

I have bought or sold homes in Texas, Maine, Florida and California six times in the last six years. Alastair Duncan handled a purchase in 2006 and a sale in 2011 of a home in Hollywood, CA. He is knowledgeable, thorough and a joy to work with. I would have gladly had him handle all of my transactions if real estate were not such a localized service. No one will take better care of you.

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