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Peter Lavin

Real Estate Agent | License #01328260Links Real Estate2738 Belden Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90068
About Peter

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Locations Served:Los Angeles (CA)

Specializations:
Distressed Properties, Foreclosures, First Time Homebuyers, Home Buyers, Home Sellers, Investments, Luxury Homes, Military, Military Families, New Construction, Property Management, Senior Communities, Short Sales, Time Share, Timeshares, Veteran's Programs

About Bio
We love people, we love real estate and we love Southern California - especially the Hollywood Hills where we have lived and worked for over 20 years. There truly is something here for everyone and it is our goal to help you find the perfect place to call home and the best value for your property. As seasoned real estate professionals, we are here to provide you with the tools you need to complete your home sale or purchase with ease. We want to make this process not just rewarding, but also fun!  We want to bring our knowledge, dedication, passion and skill to work on your behalf to help you through the entire process: to make your journey one that makes sense for you and your lifestyle, and to make your dream home a reality.

Peter and Alastair have a proven track record with hundreds of millions of dollars in closed transactions ranging from multi million dollar homes to entry level condominiums.
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1 Active Listing
    $1,395,000Est. Payment
    3 Beds | 2 Baths | 1,450 Sqft
    2795 Woodshire Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068
    House For Sale

    Offers due by 5 pm, Monday May 3rd 2021. Ascend 100 year-old stone stairs to enter this strikingly remodeled 3 bedroom, 2 bath mid-century home in a fantastic Hollywoodland location. Boasting clean, spare lines with walls of glass that frame tranquil hillside and canyon views and provide tremendous natural light, this property has an excellent floor plan that offers wonderfully open and bright living spaces. The home features a crisp remodeled kitchen, chic bathrooms, energy efficient lighting and systems, new hardwood floors, all new windows and doors. The outdoor spaces are secluded and private. Just steps from Beachwood Village and Griffith Park, this is a truly lovely home and an exceptional value.

75 Endorsements

Amiable and professional. Knowledgeable and trustworthy. Down to earth. Clearly had our best interests in mind, clearly communicated, stayed professional while not losing their sense of humor. Highly recommend.

- Robin Seller

Working with Alastair as our realtor was a fabulous experience. He is knowledgable, professional, and a pleasure to work with. He guided us expertly through the sale, and got us a great offer that closed on time. Highly recommended!

- Crystal Seller

If you are buying a property in LA or Palms Springs call Peter Lavin - no one knows the market as well, and no one can negotiate as strongly on your behalf - My friends and I have bought property through Peter for 25 years. I trusted him this year to buy a beautiful house in palm springs on my behalf and when we saw it, it was even better than we could have possibly hoped for. These are the guys !!!

- RP Buyer

They have sold two properties for me in the past six months and have done so expertly and professionally every step of the way. Attentive to all communications but, really, seldom was there anything I needed to contact them about as once I gave them the listing they took care of everything. I give the Beachwood Team my highest recommendation!

- Jim Seller

Peter Lavin from the very start of the process all the way to the end was a true professional. He was honest, trustworthy, knowledgeable, and respected our time. When we had questions, properties we wanted to see or just needed to talk he was always available--weekdays, weekends and anytime in between. Often my wife and I would comment on just how nice it was to get such a timely response! On top of all of this, he helped negotiate a fair price on our first home we purchased together. We would highly recommend working with Peter for all your real estate needs. We will definitely be working with Peter again!

- Shawn Buyer

Alastair and Peter were incredible agents and helped us look for months until we found the perfect home. They were always cheerful and wonderful to spend time with. Their negotiating skills were excellent and I would highly recommend them to anyone.

- Nefretiri Buyer

Peter Lavin did an excellent job in representing us for our home purchase! We had a unique set of criteria and a tight price range. Peter managed to find just the right house and made the whole process painless. This was our 13th property purchase in 25 years and I am also a realtor in another state but Peter STILL brought a unique perspective and enthusiasm to the transaction. I would not hesitate to use Peter for our next purchase or sale!

- Steve Buyer

Met them through a friend and their experience and advice in what was needed to do to sell my home was exceptional. They referred workers to assist in sprucing up my yard and gave me sound advice since this is the first home I have ever sold!

- Tri Seller

The Beachwood Team - Alastair and Peter are the most talented realtors that I have worked with. I loved how they did a thorough job finding comparable properties in the market and knew how to sell my house at the price that would garner interest. And boy! There was lots of interest. Many offers - and it sold. Alastair was detailed and transparent with disclosures, his only wish was to help me and the buyer feel safe. The Team have a great photographer, the photos and the drone shots showed the property at it's best. Phone calls were always returned. And I appreciated the constant hand holding I needed when about this sale. My house was beautiful but it had some things that made is a tough sell. But The Beachwood Team did it!! Thank you, guys! You are the best.

- Christine Seller

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.

- Earl Buyer

I have known Peter for about ten years and he has been an incredible realtor. I am in the business of flipping homes and I can honestly say that Peter's intuition, hard work and business savvy has made me the success that I am. People love to do business with him and he always gets the deal done even when the odds are against him or the competition is fierce. I can't recommend him enough.

- Rudi Seller

Two of the most prompt, professional, experienced and knowledgeable realtors we have ever had the pleasure to work with. They would explain every action step being taken during the entire process and answered every question we had even if we asked it a few times as we tried to comprehend all the logistics. They both shine brightly and made our dream come true by selling our house! We love you Alastair and Peter!!!

- Lori Seller

It was my first experience buying a home and I couldn't have found a better agent with Peter. He stayed patient with me while waiting for a sale to close on my end, and once I thought I found a place I loved the seller turned out to be extremely difficult but Peter worked hard and found me an even better place with a better seller. Peter makes sure to put the buyer's needs first and will make sure you are in the best place possible. Very knowledgable and I would recommend everyone to him.

- Mary Buyer

Peter definitely earned his 5 stars with me as I was probably one of his pickiest clients, and it took me nearly 2 years to finally decide on a place. Not to mention that I was looking during a time when house buyers were plentiful and inventory was super low...resulting in several bidding wars and multiple offers/counter-offers. But Peter kept calm and placated me through each and every offer that we made. Everything was handled in the most professional manner, and Peter was more than happy to promptly answer any questions I had throughout the buying process. (First time home buyer here, btw) Peter is also very honest and will give his true opinion of the area and condition of the house...all very important things for future resale value! Definitely recommend him!

- Jason Buyer

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.

- Max Seller

Peter Lavin and his team are exceptional. Peter was my buying agent on my last two home purchases. He's at the top of his game. He's an amazing negotiator who fights for you as if it's his own home purchase. He's extremely knowledgeable about the real estate industry and market trends. Buying (and selling) a home can be a bit nerve-racking and Peter was always one step ahead of the game to make sure we were on top of every inspection, contingency deadline, etc... He's also just a great guy which makes the whole experience more enjoyable. I highly recommend Peter and his team. He's the only one I will use when buying and selling real estate in Southern California.

- Tamara Buyer

We have had a few transactions with Peter and Alastair and everything has run perfectly! Their knowledge of the real estate market and the necessary real estate transactions have proven invaluable for us. We would recommend them in a heartbeat!

- Steve Buyer

Selling a house can be stressful, but selling two houses you've inherited in a city 2000 miles away has the potential to be extremely stressful. Luckily, a family friend recommended Peter. I could not have been in better hands. He was the consummate professional and a true gentleman. His follow up is impeccable. And he literally made the impossible happen. Trust me -- he's the best!!

- Dan Seller

Peter came highly recommended by an acquaintance that has had many real estate projects with him. Since I wasn't too familiar with the area and knew that location was a crucial factor, I needed someone extremely knowledgeable in both the Palm Springs and LA markets. Peter Lavin exceeded expectations. He is knowledgeable, articulate, strategic, timely and, most importantly, he followed through on all of his actions items. All stages of my home purchase were executed with the greatest level of skill and care. He was also 100% focused on my needs and attention, which is refreshing in a time when multi-tasking is the norm. So, if you are looking for all of the above, I recommend you call Mr. Lavin immediately.

- Kevin Buyer

The team came to the first meeting well prepared. They had done their homework on the property and market so the first meeting was very efficient and effective. They provided constant updates through out the process and worked within the guidelines that were established during our meeting. We worked together to create a unique marketing plan for the property which lead to an amazing success. They were always available to answer any questions and I loved how well they worked together as a team.

- zillow Seller

Peter and Alastair are a rare and much appreciated combination of consummate professional and deeply caring on a human level for their clients. We listed our 1937 historical home with them as they are very knowledgeable of the value of a historical piece of property and are able to market and promote with grace, style and extensive knowledge of the real estate market not only in Hollywood but throughout Los Angeles. There were many challenges to overcome in selling our home and both Peter and Alistair were superb negotiators and went the extra mile in making sure not only our needs were met but also the needs of the buyer. If you are looking for a real estate team with heart and integrity and knowledge of the real estate market, if you desire to sell your home or purchase a home with confidence in your broker to get the job done, we highly recommend The Beachwood Team.

- Mike and Robin Sellers

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!

- Christopher Buyer

We have worked with other realtors in the past but Peter and Alastair exceeded them on every level during this sale. We interviewed other realtors in the area before making a final decision of who to list our home with and felt very confident listing with Peter and Alistair. They proved our decision to be the right one for many reasons. They focus their energy on actions. They do many things behind the scene to make the sale successful including proactively keeping things on schedule, coming up with solutions to the numerous challenges that can occur and working well with other agents and potential buyers. They possess excellent communication & negotiation skills and draw from experiences gained by completing many successful real estate transactions. They educated us on many aspects of the sales process and current market. They always looked out for our best interest and we look forward to working with them again in the future.

- Ryan Seller

As a first time home buyer, I was recommended to Peter Lavin. Peter was extremely helpful in making our home buying experience painless! He negotiated a great rate for us, walked me through the entire process and cheerfully answered any questions I had, promptly! If you are in the market for a home in Southern California, and would love a seasoned professional, then Peter Lavin is for you. Rob D

- RobD Buyer

I had the fortunate experience working with Mr. Peter Lavin. He embodies the word professional in every sense of the word. My partner and I were looking for a very particular property and with the knowledge and negotiating skills from Peter we were able to go into contract and acquire the home (and we weren't even the highest offer). Many people believe there is no value in being represented by agents but the value Peter brought to our transaction was without a doubt the reason we got our home. Peter's leadership skills and persistence with the sellers was the glue behind our transaction that held things together. He worked diligently to negotiate and ensure the other party we would close despite our lender dropping the ball with their delays. Thank you Peter and the Beachwood team for going the extra mile and bringing value on my behalf all the way through the transaction.

- Michael Buyer

Peter and Alastair represented us on the sale of our home, and were entirely professional, helpful and delightful throughout the whole process. Peter kept in very close contact with us and advised us well during our negotiations. We wish we had another home to sell! Would use them again in a heartbeat.

- Allison Seller

Not only did Alastair get us twice what we had paid only several years earlier, but - the experience was a joy from start to finish... He is the very essence of the important qualities that I consider so essential in a great real estate agent- by that I mean GREAT sense of humor, vast knowledge of the market and how to approach the property with exactly the right strategy for the time and place, and a calm and level head no matter what was happening at any given moment in what is always at some point or another a grueling stressful process. But the thing that really puts Alister in a league of his own, is that while others may be said to have the qualities I have mentioned, I have yet to meet the agent who also is a person of such integrity. Simply cannot recommend him enough.

- BBJ Seller

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. 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, helping me in any way he can. With Alastair I found someone who not only is excellent at his job, but is a pleasure to be around and to work with.

- Muriel Buyer

We instantly hit it off with Alastair. We had little prior success seeing properties that fit the criteria of our dream starter home. Alastair immediately understood what we were looking for and said he could help us - and that not to worry, you can find a dream place for under a million dollars in LA! Over the course of three months, Alastair showed us a few dozen really amazing properties that were within our budget, location range, and style. He accompanied us to the several that we visited, and always had an opinion on the homes we were touring. For those where we wanted to make an offer, Alastair provided wonderful strategic advice on how to best proceed forward. He answered every email and phone call in under 30 minutes. He was always available durning the evening and on weekends. My wife and I cannot thank Alastair enough. And consider yourself lucky if you're fortunate enough to land him as your real estate agent.

- Mike Buyer

Peter is exceptional! He did such a great job helping us find and buy the right house. He really goes above and beyond for his clients during the process and afterwards. Many times he got us in first to see new listings. When it came time to make the offer, he handled everything quickly and professionally, in the final case, navigating a very difficult short sale situation to close. Not only is he a great broker and advocate but he is a truly nice person who is a pleasure with whom to work. I have already recommended him to my friends and will continue to do so!

- BQ Buyer

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 Buyer

I did my due diligence when selecting The Beachwood Team to sell my Hollywood Dell rental property. Because Alastair and Peter specialized in the Hollywood Hills, I hoped that they would have experience in selling unconventional properties like my small, 100 year old compound of rental units. Alastair, in particular, was excellent in steering the sale through escrow. I could not be happier with the results. The Team's efforts got me four over-asking price offers and negotiated among those offers to get me the best all-cash offer. Alastair and Peter are professional, personable, and very responsive to a client's questions and occasional anxieties during the entire process. I highly recommend "The Beachwood Team" !

- John Seller

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!

- Steve Seller

Peter and his team are fantastic. I had a deal that took a long time to close. Peter was more than patient and worked very hard to get it done. He's also just a pleasure to work with. Definitely recommended!

- Marco Seller

Selling a house can be stressful, but selling two houses you've inherited in a city 2000 miles away has the potential to be extremely stressful. Luckily, a family friend recommended Peter. I could not have been in better hands. He was the consummate professional and a true gentleman. His follow up is impeccable. And he literally made the impossible happen. Trust me -- he's the best!!

- DC Seller

Peter and Alastair have represented us in two sales and one purchase. They move things along swiftly, take care of every detail (even movers and tradespeople), and give solid advice. On top of it all, they're delightful gentlemen, and it's fun to work with them. We can easily live with the fact that they make us feel lazy in comparison.

- Greg Seller

Alastair is a genuine person and a man of integrity. I was fortunate enough to work with him on the purchase of my first home. He was there to guide me each step of the way and help me make the right decisions. He understood my needs and limitations and was genuinely concerned that I ended up with the best house for me, steering me clear from the wrong, sometimes more expensive, sometimes downright lemon properties. I'm really happy with the home I ended up buying. He was knowledgeable, honest, patient, responsive, and always willing to put my interests first. He was also very quick to respond to emails and all phone messages, but for the most part was just available over the phone which helped us to act quick in our search and later on to solve problems in closing. Alastair went far and beyond and sometimes over the fence t to help me get my home :) I'm inviting him to the housewarming once I'm done with the renovations!

- Anya Buyer

Peter found us the exact right house. He was tireless in this effort, showing us more than 40 homes over a six month period. He got to know us and subtlety guided us through how to go about finding the house for us. He was knowledgable, well-connected, responsive and he made a stressful undertaking fun. I recommend him without reservation. I know this sounds cliche but he got us our dream home that we could afford.

- DJE Buyer

UPDATE: Further to the review below, I worked with Peter again to buy a home in Los Angeles. He found me a house that I hadn't even considered (despite me thinking I had all my bases covered with web searches) and then again supervised every step of the process. Wonderful experience. ----------------------------- Peter Lavin helped me buy my first house, and walked me through every step of the process. Peter really went above and beyond for me - my budget was tiny, and yet he helped me find exactly what I was looking for, and I never felt I was getting any less attention than million-dollar clients. As just one example, he drove for hours to be personally present for the inspections, and explained every finding to me in detail. Peter was recommended to me by a friend, and I've since recommended him to others, which I think is the best indication of how pleasant and professional he is to work with.

- Jack Buyer

The five star ratings in every category are DESERVED. I don't rate highly and I don't rate thoughtlessly as a rule. Peter went above and beyond the call of duty in managing and handling the sale of our house. We had an unusually difficult sale process with a few expected, and several unexpected, problems, and Peter managed the lengthy and at times painful affair with skill, dexterity, and a great deal of care and compassion. His advice on key issues, though at times I did not want to take it, turned out to be correct in the end every time. He was always available, very thorough, and took exceptional care of us and the property, from the moment we started together up to and past the point where the property was actually sold. Peter is an excellent agent: technically skilled, extremely personable, honest, energetic, capable, and hopelessly good.

- mg Buyer

Alastair and Peter did a remarkable job selling our property. No nonsense, hassle free from listing to close of escrow. And you can't beat those accents!

- G Seller

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.

- Nouriel Buyer

We just wanted to let you know from the first minute we crossed paths with Peter he has done everything in his power to make the selling and buying process very smooth. His knowledge and expertise in the industry ensured both our selling and buying transactions happened with minimal disruption. Every step was handled professionally and we plan to use him again in the future for our real estate needs. We can confidently recommend Peter for anyone looking to sell or purchase a home.

- Zillow Buyer

Peter's potent combination of charm and real estate savvy, especially given the unique challenges of the Palm Springs market, proved to be a winning combination.

- DM Buyer

Alastair helped my girlfriend and I buy our first home, which we couldn't be happier about. Throughout the process, Alastair was very honest, listened to our needs and interests, and diligent. He made us feel very comfortable as he helped us truly find the perfect house in the right location. He was always reachable and on top of everything. Besides his ability as a broker, he's also just a great, friendly guy -- an absolute pleasure!

- Taylor Buyer

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.

- Buyer Zillow

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 worked continuously with me until I found the home I wanted. I highly recommend him.

- SJ Buyer

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.

- Sarah Buyer

The Beachwood Team are the best realtors I've ever dealt with. They sold our house in the first week for over the amount it was listed for. Both Peter and Alistair were very supportive, let us know what needed to be done and what didn't, put us in contact with all the right people to be sure the house was ready to sell, were always on time and always friendly. I highly recommend them.

- CK Seller

Peter was great. Gets the job done with no fuss. This is the second time we have used Peter and his team. Impeccable service. He makes sure the "little things" get worked out before anything becomes an issue. We have bought and sold several properties over the years, and Peter's ability to close the sale is superior to other agents we have used. We highly recommend Peter.

- Zillow Seller

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.

- Michael Seller

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.

- Andy Seller

Due to appalling market trends my home was a very difficult sell. In the process of finally getting it sold I witnessed Mr. Lavin exercise a continually varied set of strong communication, negotiation, and marketing skills unflaggingly on my behalf. I was absent from the area over the time that my home was being marketed, and Mr. Lavin also assumed the responsibility of maintaining a strong presence and campaign irrespective of my ability to oversee his conduct in any way. He remained committed to the process even as it adversely impacted his own commission, and was, in the whole, my trusted liaison throughout. He is a kind and concerned man who understands the LA market. He also seems to me empathetic to each individual sellers specific needs. I would recommend his firm wholeheartedly to anyone.

- Lavinfan Seller

Peter is very professional, understands the market well, knows how to effectively promote a property and is always responsive. I'd use him again and would certainly recommend him to others as well.

- Jim Seller

I had the pleasure and privilege of worker with Peter Lavin on the sale of a property in La Quinta and the purchase of a replacement property in Rancho Mirage. Peter's knowledge of the market and his negotiation skills are unparalleled. He and his team were on top of everything through the entirety of both transactions, from a "big picture" vantage point down to the smallest of details. I have been involved in numerous real estate transactions over the years, and I have never been in more capable hands.

- Marilou Seller

Alastair was amazing to work with! He made the home buying process extremely easy and stress free. He has also continued to be very helpful since the sale closed. I would 100% recommend him to anyone who is looking to buy/sell a property and would use him again in the future for any property buying/selling needs!

- Kendall Buyer

We interacted primarily with Peter who is just wonderful. He answered any questions promptly and thoroughly and kept us apprised during all aspects of the sale process. I would not hesitate to recommend the Beachwood Team to anyone in need of a realtor, either selling or buying.

- Icorn Seller

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.

- PS Seller

Peter is extremely detailed oriented and his dogged determination helps close even the toughest of deals. He is extremely polite yet persistent in getting the first showings and his follow-through is top notch. Peter's thorough market knowledge is invaluable during the offer and negotiation process (market comps) and his calm demeanor helps soften and close even rough deal points. Overall his easy going yet professional attitude is a pleasant surprise amidst LA cutthroat real estate agents.

- Dave Buyer

Peter and Alistair represented my wife and I as sellers on a rental property in the Hollywood Dell. We consider ourselves lucky to have found and hired them. They are smart, thoughtful, and they hustle. They handled every interaction from listing to close with positive professionalism. After the transaction closed, the neighbor owners were so pleased with the price per square foot Peter and Alistair negotiated that they took me out to lunch.

- Chris Seller

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.

- Martin Seller

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.

- James Seller

Alastair and Peter, The Beachwood Team, did an amazing job of selling our house. They were incredibly knowledgeable about the state of the overall real estate market and also our local market too. They were great to work with and always there every step of the way to help us navigate marketing our home, escrow and then closing, which went very smoothly. They are both detail oriented and very communicative and I'd recommend them to anyone buying or selling. Thank you Beachwood Team!

- Matthew Seller

Alastair was the best realtor we could have asked for. He was so attentive and responsive throughout the entire process. He earned our trust very quickly and we felt comfortable throughout this experience. Buying a home during Covid has it challenges, but Alastair did his best to make everything as stress-free as possible. We can not thank him enough for all his hard work and dedication to finding us the perfect home. I highly recommend using him and his team. You will not be disappointed!

- Manfred Buyer

Peter is an exceptional real estate agent. He has extensive knowledge of the Los Angeles real estate market, and he is an excellent guide through the process of purchasing property -- which is what I would expect from a gifted agent. However, Peter is more than just an excellent resource for market knowledge. Peter is honest and straightforward, and is unafraid to express his opinions (based on many years of experience) concerning certain properties. That is invaluable when you are looking for a home in a market like Los Angeles'. In addition, Peter has a great personality, the time we spent together was more fun than work, and that means a great deal when navigating the stressful (and often frustrating) process of purchasing a home. I recommend Peter without reservation.

- MB Buyer

They managed our re-location from the East Coast, accommodating us smoothly and kindly when our real estate deal back east came apart. Kudos for their expertise and easy rapport.

- Zillow Buyer

Peter is informative, knows all information on properties. He has helped us purchase our new home and helping sell our old home. I will and do recommend his services to my friends

- Linda Seller

Peter assisted me with the sale of my home in a terrible market and with his marketing/multiple open houses we sold in a record time. Less than 60 days on the market and got very close to asking price. His cheerfull attitude and professionalism with negotiating price made the difference. He is very reliable and does what he says he is going to do. A real gent!!

- Sunchi Seller

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! !

- Robin Buyer

Utmost professional team that are also fun to be around, I thoroughly enjoyed my entire time and experience wth this group. Worked around any schedule including nights and weekends.

- Zillow Buyer

Peter Lavin has been our agent for our last three sales transactions. The most recent was on the purchase of our house in Palm Springs. He is the most professional, well informed real estate agent I have ever known. He really knows how to keep the sale moving forward, while making sure every requirement is met on time. We were very happy with the sales price he negotiated for us. It's our dream home! Peter also sold our house in L.A. a few years ago, in a very tough market. He is simply THE BEST.

- Nicholas Buyer

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.

- Justin buyer

The Beachwood Team was "on it" from start to finish in the sale of our home in Los Feliz... Even well before we listed the home, Peter gave us great suggestions and input on improvements that we were currently doing on the home in order to attract more buyers and, ultimately, increase our sale price. Once our home was under contract we had a number of inspection issues of which, Peter, once again stepped in and helped us resolve these issues so that we could close on time. I would highly recommend The Beachwood Team as their knowledge, expertise and professionalism is un-matched.

- Steve Seller

I was completely impressed with the professionalism and the expertise that Peter and Alastair brought to the sale of our home, from the initial walk-through to the showings and open houses to the negotiations and closing paperwork. Their intimate familiarity with the neighborhood and truly hands-on handling of every aspect of the process--one we all know is fraught with inescapable stress--made it all remarkably less stressful!

- Elliot Seller

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.

- Florian Buyer

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