This recommendation can't be based on actual first hand experience with Alan as I've never had him for representation. However in following his posts on several real estate internet sites, he has illustrated time and again to be extremely knowledgeable, and certainly knows the process. His posts reflect that he is one of high ethical standards, and has a true concern his clients. There isn't any doubt in my mind that if I were in his area and needed a Realtor, he would be my choice.
In the four years that I've been reading his posts, I couldn't help but notice the respect and admiration he enjoys from his fellow colleagues.
Since we lived out of his service area and we didn't have the pleasure of having him to personally represent us, to be honest in this review I did not rate him on responsiveness or negotiation skills.
Disclaimer: Alan didn't help us buy a house, but his honest and generous advice on Zillow was instrumental in helping us sell our house. As retirees after selling we downsized to an apartment, and currently are renting in Texas.