Andy Factor - Sold 2011
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.
Jake Taylor - Bought and sold 2011
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.
Sharon Killoran - Bought in 2011
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.
Kevin Stone - Bought in 2011
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.
Michael Del Monte - Sold in 2011
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.
Barbara Quinn Miller - Bought in 2011
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!
Rudi Polak - Bought and sold several times
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.
Linda Cummins - Bought in 2002, 2010, sold in 2011
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.
Jack Stewart - Bought in 2010
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.
Debra Clark - Sold in 2008
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!!
Ben Valerio - Bought in 2011
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.
Keith Hamilton Cobb - Sold in 2011
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.
Jimmy Morris - Sold in 2010
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.