Sold a Single Family home in 2008 for approximately $700K in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA.
Alastair Duncan was very professional throughout the selling of our house. It was a stressful time for my wife and I and he was very respectful of our process. And not to bury the lead, but he sold the house in one month.
Bought a Single Family home in 2009 for approximately $875K in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, CA.
Alastair listened carefully to everything I wanted in a house and made it his mission to find exactly that. He didn't hesitate to walk away when he realized something wouldn't do. I had never bought property before and he took me through every step of the process, explaining everything clearly, which was especially important when it came to all the endless mortgage documents. He was also just fun to hang out with on the many afternoons we spent looking at different places. I would recommend him in a heartbeat to anyone looking for a partner in their home-buying process.
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $625K in Valley Village, North Hollywood, CA.
I have bought and sold three houses over a period of 15 years and dealt with a handful of listing agents, from local heroes to big-firm honchos. None of them was as personable and likeable as Alastair. He understood my needs, never pushed me into making a deal, had the knowledge and the patience to find the right place for me, was always available and never made a mistake.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.2M in Studio City, Studio City, CA.
Alastair helped us find and close on our first house purchase (2nd to a condo purchase years earlier) in a sellers' market. The seller(s) and their agent were very aware of their position and leveraged it in every which way imaginable. Alastair was calm and supportive where need be and aggressive and furious where appropriate. The purchase experience was longer, more painful and much more involved than any of us expected, but Alastair's high spirits and responsiveness made it manageable. I would highly recommend him to other buyers in the market.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $675K in Del Rey, Los Angeles, CA.
I put my house up for sale, and after 1 day on the market, The Beachwood Team secured an offer over asking price on the first day! We closed 30 days after. They were great about communicating and making sure we stay on pace to close on time. Peter and Alastair are seasoned vets at what they do. I would recommend them to anyone who wants a smooth and painless transaction.
I was referred to the Beachwood Team from a very good friend who recently purchased his house with Peter and The Team with great reviews. Meeting with Peter for the first time, he presented me a through market assessment of the house I was selling.
I was very impressed with his detail, and also honesty of figures. Further, I had previously been misled by Coldwell Banker (Sunset) who set my expectations very high, then ended up threatening to sue me for breach of contract (but that's a whole different, shady story!).
Anyway, back to Peter and Beachwood. Peter handled the negotiation of the house I ended up buying in Los Feliz. He had excellent referrals and handled the coordination of inspectors and all those other things I know very little about. He has a ton of experience and knows exactly what to do, how to negotiate, and get the best price.
After closing on the new house, The Team also helped me quickly and painlessly sell my previous house in West Hollywood. Ok, well not so 'painless' as Peter is very meticulous about staging and details to make sure you get the absolute best price, but his knowledge and attention to detail is impeccable.
Peter Lavin helped us buy this house just two years before and, of course, we called him to help us sell. Peter's marketing plan was comprehensive and realistic. As a former realtor and a frequent home buyer/seller, I have high expectations for what a realtor should provide. Peter consistently exceeded all of my expectations. We were in escrow in a matter of days and we closed the sale at well above the asking price!
I have had the pleasure of working with The Beachwood Team for over a year now and could not be more happy with my experience. Peter Lavin has helped me sell two homes and purchase two homes with each transaction being very smooth due to the finesse in which Peter runs his business. I really enjoyed working with Peter because he really listens to all of my concerns and addresses each appropriately. I am not a real estate agent so the process of buying and selling a home is very daunting to me. With the trust of a talented agent like Peter guiding me through the process, I could not feel more supported. Thank you Peter and Alastair, I will absolutely be contacting you guys again when I'm ready to make another purchase.
Despite multiple obstacles and difficult parties, Alastair expertly guided us through the process of buying our first home. At every turn he exhibited patience and professionalism. Most importantly, he took care to explain the complexities of the process in layman's terms so that we could be confident in our decision.