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The Beachwood Team

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22 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Realtor (15 years experience)

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

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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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12/30/2011 - karlgaj
Bought a home in 2005 in Mid City, Los Angeles, CA 90019.

Alastair helped us purchase the home we still live in. We had very particular needs as we wanted a home that two families could live in equally and semi-communally but also enjoy their respective privacy. Alastair found multiple properties that matched our needs. He also located the right neighborhoods for us to look in where this situation could be met.

Alastair located the beautiful home for us we still live in. When we first identified it, we couldn't afford it and so moved on, but Alastair kept an eye on it and when the price came down, he immediately alerted us and we were able to purchase the home.

He is professional, smart, personable, and and all around wonderful agent to work with. I would recommend him without reservations.

-Karl

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12/28/2011 - Michael Mount
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $675K in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA.

Alastair was fantastic. I live in the SF Bay Area, but I needed to sell my rental property in the Hollywood Hills as quickly as I could; I called Alastair on a Tuesday afternoon, by Friday the house was listed and on the net complete with photographs and scheduled showings. We sold it in 9 days! Closed in 23! Alastair worked with the tenant, the repairmen, the other agents, the escrow company everybody. He was always reachable within minutes by phone, email or text message. He was always available. With the execption of a few signatures, we did the whole transaction electronically. He understood my need to sell fast and zeroed in on the correct price range immediately. Once we entered into negotiations, he was astute in his perception and execution; I got $40K more than I expected to get under the circumstances. It was all Alastair from beginning to end. Thank you.

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10/27/2011 - KittyCat777
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, CA.

I bought a condo in the summer of 2010 in Los Feliz. Alastair took the headaches out of the process and was a pleasure to work with. I wouldn't hesitate to contact him for all my real estate needs!

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