Priscilla T. Limehouse, DVM, CVA, FAAVA
“Alan Taylor recently served as our Realtor in the sale of my deceased father’s home in Sherman Oaks. The process, from shortly after my father’s death, to the eventual sale of the house in December, was quite involved, and Alan was there every step of the way, every time I needed him. He provided a level of personal service that went well beyond that which I have ever experienced with other Realtors.
In a challenging market, he spent many hours hosting our open house days. Alan developed eye-catching presentations materials, and was a very active presence, always available and responsive to our needs and concerns.
And, while other homes in the neighborhood still sat on the market, my father’s home sold, and the closing went without a hitch. I have no doubt that, without Alan Taylor’s expertise and commitment, we would not have been as successful as we were in selling this house.
We have no plans to sell our home in the near future. When we do, however, I know we’ll be calling Alan to handle it for us.”
Alonso & Ann Garibald
“I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to write you. We’re finally settled and the holidays are over, so it’s time to get in touch and tell you how things are going.
We love our new home and being near family. Alonso is doing pretty well considering all the changes we’ve been through. His memory is getting worse but he’s happy to be with our granddaughter at one and a half, she loves her grandpa and doesn’t care if he forgets what day it is!
I want you to know how very much I appreciated the help and support you provided during the sale of our home. I don’t know if I could have managed the sale, move, and all the emotional ups and downs that are just part of that process without you. It was a challenge making most of the decisions on my own and having you to guide me and explain everything I needed to know, helped so much. You are the consummate professional, but you were so kind, I always felt I was dealing with a dear friend. In this crazy financial time, the market being so horrible, I always knew that you would handle things fairly, honestly and with our best interest at heart. Friends are amazed that we’re able to sell our home so quickly and smoothly.
This change has been bitter sweet for us, moving from our home of twenty-one years, leaving our sons friends, but coming to a place where we can be with the rest of our family. I know it was the right decision and I thank you for helping us. It was especially challenging for because Alonso’s condition kept him from fully participating in all the decisions that had to be made. You were so patient with both of us although it made your job more difficult.”
Cory, Vicki & Elliot Edwards
We wanted to thank you for the MANY hours you invested with us. I know we can be very particular and high maintenance, but you were always there with a positive attitude and we really had fun hanging out with you and will miss our house to house excursions. Thanks for helping us find our dream house! We hope you enjoy dinner at Arnies House- one of our favorites.”
Dave & Cymry Mongan
“To whom it may concern…
When we started looking for our home, we were beyond excited. Of course, we were also terrified by the prospect. It was the biggest investment we’d ever made and we knew we would have to rely on our real estate agent to walk us through the entire process. We started “interviewing” agents at open houses, but didn’t realize how difficult it would be to find someone we liked and trusted. Then, after weeks of fruitless searching, we found Alan. There was no question he was the right agent for us. He listened to everything we said, understood what we were looking for in our first home, and then worked hard to find it. He took us to see one property after another, and tapped into a wide network of real estate professionals to get the inside scoop on all the great neighborhood “pockets.” That’s how he found exactly what we were looking for: a dream home in a wonderful community, with plenty of room for us to grow as a family.
Alan’s help didn’t stop once our offer was accepted, though. He was instrumental throughout the entire Escrow process. He was present for every single inspection-even the one we couldn’t attend personally. He helped us analyze and interpret all of the findings, and worked with us as we negotiated with the sellers about repairs. In addition, he kept in constant contact with our lender, making sure they received any and all information in a timely manner. As a result, our closing went off without a hitch.
We’ve now been living in our home for a few months, and we look back fondly on the process of house-hunting. What began as a daunting search became, in the end, an easy and enjoyable experience because of Alan. He is thoughtful and attentive, patient and detail-oriented. And even though he is no longer our real estate agent (at least until our next property search), we’re lucky to call Alan a good friend. ”
Daniel N Glassman
“To whom it may concern,
I am writing to express our complete satisfaction with real estate agent Alan Taylor, who represented us in recently selling our home.
Alan is a highly energetic and attentive agent. He created an extremely impressive marketing campaign that included a website and a top notch brochure. We received many compliments from our friends that our brochure was the best they have ever seen.
Alan’s energy and marketing skills generated substantial interest in our home and we received multiple full-priced offers.
From beginning to end, Alan was there every step of the way to ensure that our sale went as smoothly as it possibly could.
I would not hesitate to recommend Alan Taylor to anyone who is considering the sale of their home. ”
Samara & Seth Michael
“To Whom it May Concern:
My husband and I recently purchased our first home and I am confident in saying, we would not have been able to accomplish this milestone without our real estate agent, Alan Taylor. From the moment we met Alan to the minute we received our keys, Alan was dedicated to helping is fine what we were looking for.
We immediately had a sense of trust with Alan. We set up a time to talk and exchanged ideas. At that meeting, we knew we had found the person for us. We originally were planning on looking for a condo because we thought that was the only thing we would be able to afford. Alan promised us that he could find us a three bedroom house in the center of the block on a quiet street in a great neighborhood. Currently, I am writing this letter from a three bedroom house in the center of the block on a quiet street in a great neighborhood.
Once we found our house, Alan’s work was not nearly over. There were many complications regarding the circumstances of the house and Alan spearheaded every effort to overcome each obstacle. He was constantly going to the property to meet with Various people and investigate certain situations.
The bottom line with Alan is that he commits himself to doing the best job he can for his clients. Beyond that, he has a great knowledge of the market, is professional and easy to work with. We always consider ourselves lucky for going into that open house because we found a real estate agent who not only found us our first home, but one whom we are sure will find us our future home as well. Everyday in our house, we look around and cannot believe it is ours and we have Alan Taylor to thank for that.”
“Alan Taylor provided stellar service at a time in which is considered to be one of the most stressful purchases any individual or family can endure. I was a first time homebuyer with very specific needs, with the desire to live in an area with very limited inventory, and of course has a set budget in mind. While most real estate agents would view these limitations and contingencies as a hindrance, Alan took them as realistic goals and delivered the very best my desired location had to offer.
On several occasions Alan went above and beyond the call of duty by taking n the tedious tasks that comes along with the often mundane formalities of buying a home. Alan took it upon himself to recognize the naivete that is inherent with first time buyers, the frustrations that comes along with it, and my sometimes impossible to manage work schedule and guided me along a process that most often get lost in.
I would highly recommend Alan Taylor to anyone that I come across both in my business and personal life who is looking to purchase or list a home. I could not have been more satisfied with his overall service and demeanor. Not to mention the fact that I am absolutely thrilled with the property that I now own because of him.
In the ever-volatile Los Angeles Real Estate Market, it is more important than ever to not only have a good agent, but also a good person on your side.”
Gary and Pamela Dent
“This letter is to recommend Alan Taylor. We used Alan to sell our current home and find a new home, in August 2006. He handled these transactions quickly and smoothly, allowing us to close both sales in a tight time frame.
Because of our disappointing experience with our previous broker we decided to interview three potential brokers to represent us in May 2006. My wife and I immediately agreed that we were most impressed with Alan. I obtained six total references from Alan: three(3) sale clients and three(3) purchase clients. All of them gave very strong recommendations of Alan.
Probably the best way to express our opinion of Alan is that he is the perfect combination of experience and enthusiasm. Always there to help with any questions, concerns and insight.
When we encountered some potential problems with our transactions, Alan was able to keep all parties calm, informed, and kept the process moving without a glitch. Alan put together a very effective electronic search program, emailing us potential new homes on a daily basis. That was one of the biggest failings of our previous broker, leaving my wife to do virtually all the research for our replacement home. We purchased one of the homes found by Alan, and we are delighted; we never thought we could have find so much home for the price!
I am in commercial real estate, and know there are many ways deals can fall apart. Alan stayed on top of details, got things done and kept everyone informed. He was very accessible, by cell phone, email and in person.
In conclusion, we are very pleased with the way Alan handled the sale of our previous home, and the purchase of our replacement. I would not hesitate to use him again, and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a great real estate agent.
Alan, you may use this letter of reference in any way you see it fit. Also, please feel free to have any potential clients contact me for a reference. Gary Dent, VP, Chief Appraiser, First Bank of Beverly Hills: email@example.com”
“This letter will serve to provide our (my and my wife’s) highest possible recommendation of Alan Taylor. As a financial professional for over 20 years, I have known and worked with many allied professionals, like Alan, on behalf of my clients. With this extensive experience, I feel I am highly quailed to evaluate the professionalism ( meaning skill, knowledge, organization, thoroughness, and communication) of realtors. As such, I can claim that Alan is the best in the business. However, don’t take my word for it. Rather, take the fact that I chose to have him handle the residential purchase for my most important “client” – my family!
The beauty of Alan’s style is the recognition he’s not engaged solely in a business transaction, but rather, he is managing a very emotional process, involving one of the most emotional decisions, for people in search of a home. This warm, intelligent style hides the simple truth that he has a deep understanding of the real estate business and the market in which he operates.
Should anyone wish to contact me to discuss the work of Alan Taylor further, I would be happy to elaborate on what I have provided here. Suffice it to say, you cannot go wrong working with this guy- just don’t bet him on the golf course!”
Tara & John Jones
“This note of thanks is clearly overdue, but in our defense, we have been too busy enjoying our new home to think of much else in the past few weeks!
When John and Alan had a casual conversation about where we might start looking for a larger home back in March, we had no idea of the real estate roller coaster upon which we were about to embark. Although we assured Alan we were just toying with the idea, he listened attentively to our needs and immediately got to work on our behalf. His knowledge of the various neighborhoods and houses available at the time were extremely helpful and we were certain that he would be a great realtor when we become serious about the prospect of moving.
Alan was certainly surprised when just a few days later he got a frantic call from us that we had happened upon an Open House, fell in love with said house and wanted him to represent us in submitting an immediate offer. Alan never questioned our apparent change of heart; rather he was at our house a couple hours later to prepare the offer. He made arrangements for us to see the house again the very next day. The seller’s realtor was ecstatic to learn that Alan, whom she had known for many years, would be representing us. Alan was professional, attentive and tenacious throughout the negotiation process. We are certain that if we had not had him representing us, we would not have been able to close the deal on our new home.
With a 30 day escrow looming, Alan got right to work developing a marketing plan to sell our previous home. Within a few days, a professional photographer had taken stunning pictures of our home and Alan set up a personalized website for our house. We were thrilled when we got an offer for asking price ‘the day before’ the house was set to hit the market! Alan made the difficult tasks of simultaneously selling our old home and purchasing our new home seem like a piece of cake at a time when everyone said the market was cooling off.
We also want to extend our sincere thanks for they very generous gift certificate for the BBQ. You truly went above and beyond with your thoughtful gift.
Thank you so much for a job well done.
Tara and John Jones”
Jim Nash & Barb Lopez-Nash KTLA 5
Barb and I are so pleased and satisfied with your work in the selling of our Studio City House!
Your advice on pricing and marketing the property were spot-on ! We’ve had some experience in buying and selling houses – and you are the best Agent we’ve ever worked with.
After preparing a fabulous photo spread of our house for the web, you brought in SIX OFFERS in just four days of showings ! THREE OFFERS OVER OUR ASKING PRICE!
We are completely satisfied with the professional manner in which you handled the entire deal, and we will be recommending you to everyone who’s buying or selling a house.”
Maria Elena Carson
“Selling my home in one of the worst financial and economic recessions that I had ever experienced was something that I was dreading, but I knew it had to be done. I recently became a grandmother and I knew I would have to move in oder to help out with raising my grandchild. I called Alan Taylor because I knew he was well known in the area I lived in and let me say! it turned out to be the best call I ever made. Alan immediately sat down with me and explained in detail what the market was like and what I could expect to happen. In the end, I came out pretty unscathed and felt comfortable with the outcome, considering the real estate market was still pretty volatile.
To anyone who is considering selling a home, I highly recommend Alan Taylor. He listens to what you want, spends endless hours and his own money to help you achieve your goal. He is with you every step of the way. No lie, he is honest, kind accommodating and has become a true friend. You can’t go wrong with Alan. I was so happy with his work that I have contracted him to help me find a new home. I only wish that I had met him when I first moved out to the valley. Hire him! You wont regret it!”
“Thank you again for everything you did in helping me to get my house sold Fast! I was just thinking that we listed the house on August 1st and Escrow closed on September 8th – that’s pretty impressive, Alan!!
-Thank you for helping me to find a good contractor: Alan Reed from Lucy Development. I had interviewed quite a few contractors before Alan Reed and they were not easy to work with (understatement!0. It was such a pleasure to work with Alan reed – he was honest and easy to work with and he did a fantastic job on the house.
-Thank you for help me to find Chris and Ron for Color Me Sold staging. They were so great to work with. they did such a great job; from designing the whole layout to delivering the furniture in just a few days so we could have our open house in time.
– Thank you for bringing over such a great photographer. The pictures were amazing!
– Thank you for all of the hard work you did on the marketing: internet, Facebook, open houses, everything.
Obviously there are so many thing have to be done just right for a house to sell fast and for a good price. You did all of those things. It was just a fantastic job overall, and I was very happy with the results.
It was great working with you, Alan. You handled everything so well. I’m sure you will have many more. I certainly wish you all the best and much success in the future!
Thanks again for everything!!”
Jim & Barbara Nash
We are completely satisfied with the professional manner in which you handled the entire deal, and we will be recommending you to everyone who’s buying or selling a house!” – Jim & Barbara Nash
Maya Shulman, ESQ.
I am the managing partner at Adelman & Seide, LLp, a boutique family law firm in Calabasas. It is with great pleasure that I write this letter for Mr. Alan Taylor.
Most recently, Alan was the listing agent for a family residence in Woodland Hills. the residence was being sold in the context of a divorce case. Despite the acrimony between the parties, Alan;s professional approach enabled the parties to agree on the repairs, staging, and listing price necessary to sell the property. Not surprisingly, the property sold, in today’s market, in three weeks, to everyone’s complete surprise and total satisfaction.
Alan kept everyone informed and “in the loop” as the home was readied for sale, and when two similar offers came Alan provided insight and guidance regarding each of the offers.
Alan is a pleasure to work with, a consummate professional and I wholeheartedly recommend him to friends and colleagues for all their real estate needs. I have the utmost confidence that no matter what the circumstances, Alan will do everything possible to obtain the best result for his/her our clients.
Very truly yours,
I wanted to thank for all you did to expedite the sale of my home. As you know with my situation, being in the process of a divorce, it was important to sell quickly. Not in easy task in this current market. However, with a week we had two offers and by day 10 we were in escrow. Amazing!
Your suggestion of having a “stager” come in to add those special touches made a huge difference, in my opinion. I was very please with Lisa, the stage you know, who “dolled” up the place fabulously and with a very reasonable price tag. I am sure her expertise in decorating was part of the reason we had multiple offers and sold so quickly.
I also must add that your kindness and sensitivity to the situation(divorce) was greatly appreciated. You were gentle with me and understood the emotional upheaval I was going through. I was very grateful to you for sitting down with me and patiently going through all the paperwork step by step. You worked well with both attorneys, balancing all demands and request with the utmost professionalism and integrity.
You are awesome! If I ever hear of someone who is looking to sell or buy, I will certainly give them your name and number. It is the very least I can do.
All my best,