My job is helping clients achieve their specific real estate goals by bringing over 20 years of industry experience, personal service and success. Through extensive experience with offer strategies, negotiation, marketing, and closings, I have helped clients successfully navigate through the often complex real estate transaction process to achieve their goals, I strive to make the process as smooth as possible and am committed to… read more >>

Over 18 years of industry experience

MBA Degree from the University of San Diego

California Association of Realtors®

National Association of Realtors®

—  OUR VALUES  —

Innovation

We embrace innovation and the evolution of real estate, and challenge ourselves to seek new ways of doing things creativity and effectively.

 

Expertise

We are experts in our field and take the necessary steps to ensure we maintain the knowledge, skills, experience and education to stay this way.

 

Boutique

We understand each client’s situation is unique, and we listen and tailor our services to each client with the goal of acheiving superior results.

 

Quality

We value quality, craftsmanship and attention to detail, and challenge ourselves through passion, collaboration and accountability.

 

Integrity

We value knowing and doing what is right, and the time and effort put into everything we do is to deliver superior results in a professional manner.

 

Accountability

We take responsibility for our actions and strive to be reliable in all that we do, making business decisions through experience and good judgment.

 

What our clients have to say

  • Alan was extremely helpful and flexible throughout our home buying process. As first time home buyers, we knew little to nothing going into this. He helped us get through everything from showings/open houses all the way through close. He was very accessible and flexible with our work schedules. We will be using Alan again!
    David H.
  • Alan was very knowledgeable and professional. He made himself completely available to us throughout the process and gave us sound advice that resulted in a very successful sale.  We would very highly recommend Alan.
    David L. and Margaret J.
  • "Closing is a process hard to describe.  But working with you Alan was the best part of it.  Thank you for all your hard work.  It has been a real joy and the process could not be as smooth as it was without your help."
    Dan and Tony L.
  • Alan was our agent when buying our first home. He was very nice, knowledgeable, and patient. He answered all of our questions in a timely manner and was always available to meet or talk, even late at night or early in the morning. We felt confident with our real estate transaction when dealing with Alan. Thanks again for all the help!
    Nathalie B. and Laurent C.
  • This review is truly long overdue. I had the pleasure of working with Alan in late 2012 during the purchase of my first home. I'd probably gone through 2 or 3 real estate agents prior to working with Alan and found them to be pretty much useless from a home "search" standpoint. I would routinely be the one finding (i.e. Redfin, Trulia, Zillow, MLS, etc.) and suggesting homes for them to take me to and thought "...isn't this your job"...I mean that's why am I paying you 3% or so right? Luckily Yelp came through...and I was immediately connected with Alan who was extremely helpful and supportive throughout the process. I really appreciated his laid back approach and truly felt that he had my best interests in mind. The service level and thoughtfulness of Alan made my home buying experience pretty much painless (minus the stress of realizing "I'M ACTUALLY BUYING A HOME"...aka BIGGEST purchase of my life stress that was going through my head). So thank you Alan. If everything I've written hasn't made it clear...you WANT to work with these guys if you are thinking or are in the process of buying a home. Needless to say, if I'm buying or selling a home in the near future I'm definitely going to give Alan a call.
    Steven T.
  • Being a first time home buyer I was super scared!  I am so thankful to have had Alan to guide me along the way.  He never made me feel like I asked too many questions or that they were stupid.  I felt like he had my best interests at heart.  I started to work with some other agents and they made me feel like I wasn't buying an expensive enough place for them to really put in much effort.  I am not paid by Yelp, I truly just purchased my first condo and Alan was my agent, who I highly recommend.
    Cori E.
  • Alan Austin was detailed and skilled. He was very professional and did a first rate job selling my home. He will always be my real estate agent.
    Jason S.
  • "My wife Mary and I are extremely pleased to provide you this letter of recommendation. To potential clients, here is a snap shot of our experience working with Alan Austin, which demonstrates why he can provide you Real Estate services that WILL exceed your expectations. In May of 2010, we moved from Raleigh, North Carolina to S. California where I accepted the CEO position for a technology company. Our plan was to find a home to rent for a year so we could make a better buying decision. We had little time when we contacted Alan. Within two short weeks, Alan prepared a plan and arranged viewings for our house-hunting trip to the West Coast. Making a long story short, Alan secured the perfect place for us during our trip … which required Alan physically going to the property, ringing the doorbell, and convincing the homeowner to let us view his property! Nine months later, we started our house purchasing process. Alan provided us perfect guidance the entire way … driving over 100 miles round trip each time we had home viewings. Upon locating a property of our choice (a ranch in Moorpark) Alan provided exceptional advise from the initial offer, counter offers, home inspection, insurance, electrical inspections, title, banking, and closing. This complicated purchase happened in record time with zero issues. Alan not only made it possible for us to close on time but he saved us 10’s of thousands of dollars in the process!"
    Patrick and Mary Schultz
  • Alan did a spectacular job of selling my Santa Monica town home. It was only on the market a week or so, but he masterminded the public showing to one Sunday afternoon. We had over 14 good offers and the house sold $100,000 over asking price. I did everything I was told to do;  mostly get rid of stuff, but it was by no means a dream home.  He listened to me for almost 2 years talk about selling, with no promise of doing it, and gave me advice and support. I trust him completely.  He is the best real estate secret I know.
    Elizabeth N.
  • "Alan is a fabulous professional, responsive, experienced, motivated and collaborative agent!  You couldn't ask for more!  I was fortunate to have him help us in finding our first home and we couldn't be more pleased. Buying a house can get frustrating, overwhelming and confusing.  Finding the right agent is the key!  My husband and I recommended him to a couple good friends of ours already, and will continue to do so to family and friends we know who want to buy a home in the LA area. Alan is extremely knowledgeable and patient.  I remember the first time we met him we were already impressed with his positive attitude, care, and great energy.  We had so many questions to ask him and we wanted to know the whole process at once.  He was very patient in answering all of our questions. I learned so much from him, he took the time to explain and guide us through each step.  He has been with us through every step of this process.  He also helped us with contact information for mortgage brokers to inspectors and beyond.  Alan made the process very clear and easy.  All the paper work can be done by DocuSign on the net which is very convenient.  When you are not around your computer you can sign it on your smart phone.  Alan always made sure we understood each document and were comfortable with the next step before we sign them. When we found the house that we absolutely love, he helped us put down the offer right on that day even though it was weekend!  The offer package is clearer and convincing. We closed a few weeks ago!  But Alan continued to answer questions and kept in touch to make sure all is well.  I cannot say enough good things about him! Trust me, once you meet him you will know what I'm talking about."
    Sharlene L.
  • I've purchased and sold properties for the past 10 years. I have never worked with a realtor as trustworthy as Alan. He has consistently advocated for what's best for me, his client. A rare combination of creativity, honesty, patience and assertiveness.
    Mark A.
  • My experience with Alan was seamless. He handled the process fluidly. My property ended up selling for almost nine percent over the asking price. The way in which he received the initial offers and then countered each one was graceful and polite, and, ultimately, resulted in my property being purchased for what the market was willing. Aside from all of that, he was easy to communicate with and had attention to all details. His performance is what I would expect from someone who is at the top of his game. I was lucky to have him.
    John K.
  • Alan made my wife and I feel like we were in great hands throughout the whole process. His professionalism, experience and quick (if not immediate) reply times set the bar far higher than any other Realtors we've talk to over the last few years.
    Ben B.
  • "I highly recommend Alan Austin for your real estate needs.  Communication is of the utmost importance to me and Alan is one who is spot-on keeping in touch. I had a Trust sale which can make things tricky however, Alan is very experienced and has a keen out for potential problems.  As a result, our sale was smooth and absolutely flawless.  Initially Alan gave me a couple of suggestions to help "spruce up the place" and all of his ideas were easy to accomplish and made a big difference.  A strong offer came in for our Sherman Oaks property within two days and Alan's expertise really shined.  His negotiation skills are top-notch; escrow closed within weeks and could not have been any smoother.  Alan Austin is professional, conscientious, experienced, and a pleasure to work with. I recommend him without hesitation and will use his services again in the future!"
    Christine J.
  • "We found our dream home quickly and easily because of Alan’s experience and dedication to his Clients.  As first time home buyers, we didn’t know much about the process, and Alan made it so easy and stayed on top of everyone involved to ensure we closed on our preferred date, less than a month from originally viewing the home.   There was even extra work involved as my Husband was out of town the entire month we closed and we had to arrange lots of signatures, etc with FedEx!   I’m not sure if he ever sleeps, as he would call at 9am on Sunday morning, and then follow up at 9pm the same night to make sure we had everything we needed to stay no schedule.  I had no idea so much went into the purchase of a home, but he made it as easy as possible When my Husband wanted to expand our search from the Westside to Sherman Oaks, it was Alan’s reaction to the photos that got me excited.  It was the 1st house we saw in that area, and I was hesitant to jump in having nothing to compare it to.  Alan seemed shocked (in a good way) at the price and location, and we put in an offer.  He gave great advise on our counter offer, while still keeping it within our comfort level, and working on a tight deadline of a few hours. We moved in about 2 weeks ago, and haven’t seen anything in our price range since, and our appraisal came in above what we paid.  We have been so lucky to benefit in such a huge way from Alan’s experience, knowledge and enthusiasm.  I would recommend Alan Austin 100% of the time, and will definitely use him again in the very distant future."
    Michelle W.
  • "I would like to thank you very much for all your help during the short-sale of my condo. You were very knowledgeable with all the forms needed to get an approval from the bank. Thank you to your constant following up with the Negotiator we were able to close the deal on a timely manner. I highly recommend your services."
    Gabriela Bauer
  • Alan is a very patient broker who explained our options every step of the way. Even when we wanted to back out after our due diligence he assured us it would be no problem. That gave us the confidence to move forward with another house which was not only better for less expensive!
    Hugh and Coco C.
  • Alan, you are awesome. The most fantastic real estate agent in California.  You got me offers a few days  after I signed a listing. You sold it immediately for a higher price that the property was listed.  You were there every step of the transaction. Answered the phone/my e-mail questions A.S.A.P.  Polite, knowledgeable, experienced, tactful & helpful.  You made the sale so easy for me.  I appreciate all you've done & will look to you when I'm ready to purchase. I will recommend you to everyone I know interested in the real estate market.  Many thanks.
    Jackie W.
  • "Thank you Alan for the commitment you made to helping us through 3 short sales. It was emotionally draining to realize we had to let go of 3 rental properties. We also knew that short sale listings could be challenging for the agent. We were glad you accepted our project. We never got to meet you in person but what we could count on was the fact that you always called when you said you would and followed through with every aspect of each deal. You continued to support us as well as deal with the lenders. You made this process as easy as it could be for us. Even when the other buyer needed extra attention you made sure that our deal went through by offering assistance when you could. It can be challenging when you can’t meet in person and all you have to go on is emails and phone calls. You assured us along the way that everything would work out and it did."
    Chris and Lana Somers
  • Alan was great. As first time home buyers navigating the crazy LA market, we needed a lot of help, which Alan very capably handled. Highly recommend!
    Felicia and Sam G.
  • "As a first time home buyer I was very impressed with the service from Alan and Hugh. My initial purchase offer for a town home fell through as the seller backed out at the last minute. Alan and Hugh were great in providing me with my options on how to proceed. They went the extra mile to communicate with the seller’s agent and to get me legal advise. I learned quite a bit during this process. Luckily, I found my first dream house in the meantime. I can’t thank them enough for doing an exceptional job on helping me purchase my first home with much ease. Escrow closed in less than 25 days! That to me was amazing especially in these days when escrow can be prolonged. They went the extra mile to facilitate and push the process between my lender and escrow. I am extremely happy with the outcome and I can not thank the both of them enough for making this a smooth and faster process than I expected. I will certainly do my next home purchase with them and give them my highest recommendation without reservation!"
    Seksan S.
  • "My husband and I moved to LA a few months ago and we wanted to buy a condo on the westside. After interviewing a few agents, we selected Alan as our buyer’s agent. Alan helped us navigate through the whole process from viewing to closing. He was extremely responsive to our questions and concerns, and always answered our calls and emails promptly. LA’s housing market seems to turn into a very competitive seller’s market in recent months, but we were able to get a spacious condo in our desired neighborhood at a very reasonable price. The rebate was also straightforward and really helped a lot with the closing cost. We will certainly recommend Alan highly to our friends."
    Sarah L.
  • "I have been involved in over a dozen completed real estate transactions of various types including single family, multi-family, land, and commercial.  I decided to use this brokerage in my most recent multi-family acquisition and found Alan Austin provided a level of service and expertise as good or better than the best I had experienced in the past.  And the rebate enabled me to achieve an even better price than the negotiated price.  How can you beat that?...You can't...I wish I had called earlier in the past and I could have saved more money.  To achieve the maximum savings, I located the target property on my own, which is not hard to do with all of the information sources at your disposal these days, and then worked closely with Alan to negotiate, identify and resolve issues, and close the deal.  I will use Alan in the future without hesitation for buying and selling."
    Marko B.
  • "I read all of the positive reviews on Angieslist and on Yelp so decided to give Hugh a call to discuss the possibility of listing our house in Culver City. Hugh connected me with Alan Austin and Alan arranged to meet up with us a few hours later at a local cafe. Alan was really professional and spent a long time explaining the process, helping us weigh the options of selling versus holding onto our house. I usually like to interview a lot of different people / get a lot of bids for jobs but we were so impressed with Alan's professionalism, honesty, and knowledge base that we decided to go with him. Alan did an amazing job helping us sell our house! He went above and beyond in giving us honest recommendations regarding pricing (including comps and other insight to justify his position), negotiating, and finding and coordinating contractors (stagers, general contractors, chimney inspections, appraisers, termite companies). Since we live about an hour away and have 2 little girls his assistance in taking care of all of the details, even cleaning up "gifts" from the neighborhood cats left in the backyard!, was awesome. We ended up accepting a bid from a couple that had a VA loan so there were a lot of delays and details but Alan was proactive in representing us well and pushing things along. He walked us through all of the complicated paperwork and lingo and, best of all, Alan saved us thousands of dollars versus other agents! Knowledgeable, friendly, professional, flexible, easy to work with and contact, affordable, we couldn't ask for more. I'd definitely work with Alan again to buy or sell a house!"
    Jasmine W.
  • "Thank you so much Alan for helping us purchase our beautiful home in Redondo Beach. As first time homebuyers, and with our busy work schedules, it was very important for us to know that we had someone with both knowledge and who we could trust to help us through the purchase process.  From negotiations to closing, you were there for us through every step of the process.  You were always available to answer any questions that we had, and we never felt any pressure from you.  In addition, you helped us find a property in a fantastic location and of great value.  Our family will enjoy our new home for many years to come! Thanks again!"
    Claudio and Brigitte Meier
  • Working with Alan was one of the best decisions we made when we started the home search process. His advice was indispensable and he's an absolute pleasure to work with.
    Brent Y. and Mouzam M.
  • I had the privilege of working with Alan Austin in purchasing my first home. When we were looking to buy a home, both my husband and I were looking for a realtor who is knowledgeable, honest, and definitely not too pushy. Committing to purchase a home is already a huge step so we were looking for someone who can support us through the process and not be a headache to deal with. Alan was wonderful to work with. He has many years of experience so they are experts in their field. He is an excellent and efficient communicator who responded to all our questions promptly. He guided us through the entire process. He presented us with the facts and gave us time to make our own decision. We will definitely use Alan for our next sale/purchase. Highly recommended!!!
    Veronica N.
  • Alan Austin is an outstanding real estate agent and I can't recommend him highly enough.   I intend to work with Alan again when I buy another home in the future and would strongly recommend that anyone reading this do the same. My condo purchase was complicated by flaws in the property discovered during the inspection process, including a square footage discrepancy and a potential HOA violation.  Without Alan's assistance and diligence, I would not have noticed both of those issues.  With Alan's assistance, however, we were able to negotiate a satisfactory price reduction.  Alan constantly took the initiative and went above and beyond to make the deal happen, including finding contractors for the seller to fix the issues with the home.  This deal couldn't have happened without Alan and working with him was a very smart financial choice.
    Christopher J.
  • "First time home buyers here who were lucky enough to work with Alan from One Percent Broker. We used the 50/50 option (will explain what this is later) and SAVED ourselves some hard-earned money while getting GREAT service at the SAME TIME.  Who said there’s no free lunch to be had? - 50/50: What we used. Essentially the buyer’s commission is split with you. This is similar to what Redfin does, except this is MUCH MUCH MUCH better. You get a very capable and personal broker, whereas at Redfin, you get a capable agent to help you with the offer, but the most of the time, it’s some other junior agent showing you the home. You find homes you want to see on a website, and he/she will organize seeing the home with you, offering advise during the showing, etc, everything an ordinary broker will do. Alan helped us put together a strong offer, navigate a complex escrow process involving 2 appraisals. He worked with the listing agent and lending broker to dispute our first very low-ball appraisal. PERSONAL service and LOWER costs all in one. This truly is the next evolution of real estate biz made possible by technology."
    Si Yang N.
  • "We used Alan as our broker to sell our Santa Monica townhouse and were very happy with the process and the results. We thought picking a realtor would be a difficult decision. How do you really know who is best? We talked with four agents. All offered the same services, but Alans commission was less than what the others wanted. Also the others came across as a way too full of their own self importance. Not Alan. He seemed a genuine guy who we both felt we could trust. So picking Alan was an easy decision. As it turned out it was also a good decision. We never at any time felt he was putting his interests above ours. At all times he acted professionally and he clearly understands the real estate business. We ended up getting 10% more for our unit than an equivalent unit in our building had sold for only 3 months earlier, and also paid a lower commission. We would definitely use Alan again if we ever needed to sell another property."
    David L. and Margaret J.