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

  • "I was selling a condo in the Venice/Marina Del Rey area.  I found Alan on Yelp due to their great reviews and narrowed it down to two realtors.  Well I decided to go with Alan and I sold the condo and was very pleased at the outcome.  I could not have been happier with Alan. He was attentive and knowledgeable. He constantly updated me and was on top of every stage in the sale and escrow process.  Having sold a house a few years back I can say he did everything a full price broker would have and more.  I vouch for Alan."
    Jason S.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 is a fantastic realtor that I would absolutely recommend. He's professional, communicative and is very knowledgeable regarding the area that he covers. He helped me submit very strong offers and gave me great suggestions at what I could do to enhance my offer in such a competitive market. Alan was on top of everything every step of the way from when I got my offer accepted to close of escrow. I have a busy work schedule so I really appreciated Alan's efficiency and experience.
    Kim L.
  • 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.
  • Alan was excellent to work with and he made the home buying experience seemless and enjoyable. Alan was always available when we had questions and was knowledgable about the process. We had a complicated process where the seller was at times uncooperative and Alan helped us navigate through it all. We would recommend Alan without hesitation to anyone looking to buy a home in the Los Angeles area.
    Michael M. and Maria A.
  • 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.
  • "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.
  • 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 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.
  • One of the best decisions I made when recently buying my home was using Alan.  Alan was so professional and did an amazing job in keeping everything and the seller in line and on schedule. I can't recommend Alan any more.  He did an amazing job!
    Seth C.
  • "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.
  • "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.
  • "I am writing a letter of commendation for Mr. Alan Austin. In the capacity of a leasing agent, Alan leased my rental home posthaste. He is the epitome of professionalism in both manner and appearance. He remained available for constant communication as the “deal” unfolded and was instantly responsive to all calls I made to him. I honestly believe that I couldn’t have received better representation than Alan provided me. I believe that personal kudos are appropriate for Alan’s superior efforts."
    Ben Treas
  • I had awesome home buying experience early this month with Alan Austin from Market group reality. I just opened an Yelp account to write this well deserved review about Alan, who made my most expensive purchase easy and smooth. Alan is superbly knowledgeble, very friendly and thoroughly professional. As a first time home buyer, my wife and I had lots of questions which he patiently answered 24x7 basis until the escrow closed. He not only brought on board one of the best home inspector but also coordinated few other inspections when we were out of town. He was pretty much top of everything for all the deadlines, bringing down the selling price significantly with step by step negotiation and a smooth closing right on time. I think Alan and his team (Alex) made our home buying process super easy and satisfied, the best decision i made besides choosing the right house. I will not think twice to recommend him to any of my friends to buy or sell home in future.
    Devrishi G.
  • 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 is outstanding. He is knowledgeable and experienced, and he knows how to handle a transaction in a way that's smooth and that gets the most for his client. Alan's analysis of the market conditions in my area and his valuation of my property proved to be more accurate than those from other brokers who work exclusively in my neighborhood. He is a star!
    Ali S.
  • "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 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 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 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • "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
  • "I primarily worked with Alan and he was absolutely amazing. He was always available to take my call, and was extremely attentive. This was my first home buying experience so I had tons of questions, all of which Alan was able to answer. They are true experts in this process and I felt very well taken care of. Buying my home was a painless process, they took care of everything!!! I have already referred all my friends to Hugh and Alan and will be using them as my real estate agents for any future needs. Hugh and Alan – thank you so very much for being so wonderful!!! If you are considering working with Hugh and Alan in buying your home, I would strongly urge you to do so!! They were so amazing in helping me buy a home! I worked with a couple other real estate agents before and Hugh and Alan provided me with far superior service."
    Allison C.
  • We chose Alan as the agent for our purchase because of the wonderful experience we had with him on our previous sale. He is extremely knowledgeable and professional. We would not hesitate to recommend his services.
    David L. and Margaret J.
  • 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.
  • "I had just moved to the LA area and my husband was going to be joining me in six months. We had initially planned on renting but with the low rates, we decided it made sense to buy. Being a first timer in LA, I decided to turn to Yelp to find a broker and I'm so glad I did - we feel truly lucky to have found Alan. Alan is a consummate professional with a deep understanding of how the LA real estate market works, and his years of experience really pays off for the buyer. We had found a place that we liked and the buyer had accepted our offer. However, Alan urged us to add a Sewer Line Inspection to make sure we wouldn't be surprised with any unexpected costs in the future. During the sewer scope, the plumbing professional found damages adding up to $25,000! We were able to get out of the deal and Alan saved us from years of future regret. The next home we found was our dream home and Alan worked with us closely to put together a competitive offer. Since my husband and I were in two different locations, Alan was always available for countless three-way conference calls to answer all of our questions and help us make informed decisions every step of the way. Alan fought for us to the very end, making sure the seller upheld their end of the deal. We highly recommend Alan. LA is a tricky place to buy and you need somebody who's intelligent, experienced, and easy to work with and Alan is all that and more."
    Mouzam M.