Alan Taylor Real Estate Agent at Compass

Alan Taylor

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  • Listing agent specialist
  • Trust & Probate Specialist
  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Investment Properties
  • Relocations
  • Luxury Specialist
  • Probate
  • New Construction
  • Retirement Specialist

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Agent Highlights

Alan gets the job done - completing more sales than the average Los Angeles agent by 21%.
Alan is a SFH expert - working with over 68% more single family homes than the average Los Angeles agent.
Alan also has Townhome expertise - working with over 31 more townhomes than the average agent.

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More about Alan Taylor

Alan Taylor is one of the highest producing real estate agents in The San Fernando Valley, especially when it comes to the areas of Encino, Sherman Oaks and Studio City. With 4 generations of Alan’s family having lived or worked in the east valley, few know the characteristics of its many diverse neighborhoods as well as Alan, making him the perfect realtor for both buyers and sellers alike. A second generation Realtor and the third in his family to sell Real Estate, Alan's connections throughout the brokerage community in Los Angeles are unmatched. Ranked in the top 1% of Realtors Nationwide, Alan is an award-winning real estate agent offering outstanding representation, detailed market knowledge and cutting edge marketing solutions.


Top Producer 2021


BS Business Marketing

Other Certifications

NAR licensed Realtor


Gold Circle Winner 2010, 11, 12, 13, Platinum Circle Winner 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, & 19

Other Languages

Spanish Italian English, English-language

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Alan Taylor's Reviews & Ratings

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  • Alan listed and sold my home

      This past summer, my wife and I decided to trade up from our 2BR hillside home in Studio City to a larger home in the same area. As such, we had met numerous realtors in the Sherman Oaks / Studio City area. After interviewing several realtors to sell our home, Alan stood out in his knowledge of the local market, experience selling homes in our neighborhood, and overall, he just inspired confidence. Alan, Brian, Michael, and the entire Compass team were extremely professional, responsive at all hours, and worked tirelessly to deliver us an exceptional experience selling our home. For example, we had selected an initial staging company to work with, and they badly missed the "look" we were going for in our midcentury post and beam home (think burnt orange couches...) On short notice, Alan was able to negotiate removal of the existing furniture, get a different staging company engaged, push back photographers, and get our house on the market with very little delay. The final result was perfect - the redone staging was exactly what we were envisioning, and the photos/video really wowed! Within our first week on the market, we had multiple offers at or above our asking price in the exact buyer demographic that made sense for our home. When we went into escrow, Alan was successful in negotiating our final buyer up in price, while removing a contingency to sell another property that we weren't interested in. Our escrow process went smoothly and proceeded to a closing in the timeline we expected. Overall couldn't recommend Alan and his team enough, particularly in the Sherman Oaks/Studio City/SFV market. Thanks again!!

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    • I had a solid experience selling my home in the hills of Sherman Oaks with Alan Taylor. He was extremely committed to selling my home for the most money he possibly could, made strong recommendations to prepare my home for the market, was on top of all the details and was an excellent communicator. I would recommend Alan to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home

      - J. Hall. (Sherman Oaks)
    • Alan Taylor is not only a great realtor with warmth and compassion, he is also a remarkable human being! My husband and I had a very positive experience. Alan and his associates Kelly and Meadow were instrumental in finding, not only, the right buyer for our home but made sure that we had a home to move into. We will always be grateful to the three of them for this positive, life changing opportunity. we Have also gained lifelong friends!

      - Laura (Valley Village)
    • Alan handled my house sale with integrity, savvy, and a genuine love for what he does. I felt like I had a trusted expert by my side throughout the whole process. He listened, was honest, and talked me off the ledge a few times. When it came down to final negotiations, his advice really made it all happen and got me a great deal. He has the backing of a wonderful team that all together made this process, which can be very stressful, a really great one. I really cannot think of any part of the process when I wish Alan and his team had done anything differently. I highly recommend Alan to anyone wanting to sell or buy a house

      - J. Pryor (Sherman Oaks)
    • Alan is by far the best real estate agent we have ever dealt with. His knowledge, patience, professional demeanor and organization skills are top notch. Before I could think of questions to ask, he had already provided answers. Both he and his staff go above and beyond. I would highly recommend Alan to help you sell your house and/or find your dream home.

      - D. Alimena (Arleta)
    • Alan helped me find my new home, and I can't imagine having done it without him. He was knowledgable, quick to respond to calls and e-mails, and was my strongest ally when it came to dealing with the seller. I'd give him my highest recommendation.

      - E. Haywood (Encino)
    • Alan is my go-to realtor for the Sherman Oaks/Encino area. He is incredibly knowledgeable, energetic and above-all, he gets the job done. I have referred many clients, both in and out of the probate context, and all of them have raved about his attentiveness, knowledge and success. His staff is as good as any out there and, having been with them for probate court confirmations, their level of preparedness and expertise is unmatched.

      - Rob (Sherman Oaks)
    • Alan is highly organized, goal oriented, and a deal maker. Alan has a unique ability to manage everyones expectations while delivering results. Two admirable qualities about Alan is his candor, and professionalism. His positive outlook throughout each opportunity makes deals happen. Its a real pleasure in working with Alan, and we look forward to working with him again.

      - Cody & Juliana (Studio City)
    • Helped us find a home and negotiated best price with sellers in an extremely tight market. Utilized expertise in due diligence, which made entire process stress free.

      - Rick (Los Angeles)
    • Alan Taylor turned what should have been a fever dream-inducing, white-knuckling, panic-attack-having experience into a joy. We just bought our first home with him and he was endlessly available and communicative, every step of the way. He ensured nothing got lost in translation, he provided support, he listened compassionately and attentively to our needs and he played defense when we were on the brink of making dumb, impulsive decisions. He's a cunning high-wire act of expertise, intuition and heart. Closing on our house had a bittersweet component to it -- we were so happy to move in, but slightly sad because it meant our daily chats with Alan would come to an end. He's the best.

      - Kathryn B. (Los Angeles)
    • Alan and his team did an outstanding job getting our house sold. Being only 1 house away from the 101 Freeway did not make it any easier to sell. But Alan was up to the challenge and after only 2 open houses we had a buyer.After the inspections the buyer wanted a lot of money back for repairs. Alan was able to handle this professionally and the sale went through without us having to spend a penny on repairs. Truly amazing.I highly recommend Alan Taylor to get your house listed and sold.

      - R. Alonso (Sherman Oaks)
    • Alan was the second broker we listed this property with. It was not the easiest property to sell in some ways - it was close to the freeway, the main house was relatively small with only 2 bedrooms and the main bathroom and kitchen were both representative of the house's 1936 age. We also had a 2nd structure on the property - permitted as a "rumpus room" that added square footage, a 3rd bedroom and a 2nd bath, but it wasn't connected to the main house. Still, Alan created a web site with beautiful professional photography of the house and marketed it relentlessly with broker opens, open houses, local ads, etc. Once we had an offer, his attention to detail and follow-through were impressive, since my partner and I run our own business, and were looking for a new house at the same time. Bottom line, we got a good price, with excellent service from Alan and his team led my his outstanding assistant Michelle.

      - E. Koneck (Sherman Oaks)
    • Alan is a dedicated, smart and extremely hard working agent. He truly puts his clients first and ensures there is a constant flow of communication & information. Alan is extremely knowledgable on all areas of real estate transactions and is very diligent in educating his clients.

      - R. Arons (Hollywood Hills)
    • Most recently, Alan was the listing agent for a family residence in Woodland Hills. Alan's professional approach enabled the parties to agree on the repairs, staging, and listing price necessary to sell the property. The property sold, in today's market, in three weeks, to everyone's complete surprise and total satisfaction.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.

      - Maya Shulman, Esq (Woodland Hills)
    • Alan is one of a kind, he really cares about the people he works with. He does a great job on getting the property ready to sell and at the right price. Our place sold in 10 days and had a highly qualified buyer. Mr Taylor knows his business. He also helped us find our new house and through all the questions we needed answered for the property we were buying. He was there to help us all the way.

      - Alan Goodstein (Sherman Oaks)
    • Alan is a true professional at what he does and I couldn't be happier with the level of service, expertise and professionalism I received during the buying process. He was knowledgeable, reliable, and not pushy at all, and that made my first foray into home buying an extremely positive experience. Alan led me through every step of the process with a level of comfort that exceeded my expectations. I travel extensively for work, and am often out of town for last-minute and sometimes lengthy trips, and I really appreciated Alan managing the various moving parts involved with buying a home; ensuring documents were delivered in a timely manner, communicating effectively with the escrow company, ensuring my many questions were answered, and dealing with the sellers agent in such a way that the sellers agreed to some conditions that were not required. Most importantly, I truly trusted Alan which was so important during this process.I am confident that I was in the best hands with Alan and would not hesitate for a second with referring him to anyone in the future, especially if you are unfamiliar with the process or need savvy recommendations and a little extra handholding

      - Craig S. (Hollywood Hills)
    • I would definitely recommend Alan Taylor and give him 5 stars. It's a scary thing, buying or selling a home, and you really need to have someone you can trust and feel confident in. Alan Taylor has handled 2 transactions for me in the past few years: one selling a home, and one buying a home. He's very smart and very professional; I always feel comfortable working with him, he's very honest. Alan was very thorough in researching the property and spent many hours going through all the tedious details that must be researched when buying. His assistant, Michelle, is awesome, she's really bright and very efficient; she also helped a lot in moving things along with the escrow and the loan processing. From writing the offer until close of escrow, it was under 40 days. Alan and Michelle did a fantastic job of moving things along and getting me into my home, which I really love! For my first home sale, I listed my house with Alan on August 1st and we closed escrow on September 8th. That pretty much says it all. But, I will add a few other things. Alan brought in a great photographer to photograph the house for internet pictures. He did a very thorough marketing job on the internet (Facebook and other sites) and he did a great open house weekend. He also recommended a staging company (Color Me Sold) and they did an excellent job staging the house for the photography and the open house. I would say that's probably why we got an offer and closed so fast. Also, I want to add that Alan helped me to find a really good contractor to do some renovations, which had to be done on my house prior to selling it. The contractor he recommended was very ethical and did and excellent job. Alan really helped me with all aspects the sale. He's easy to work with, he's smart and he's got integrity. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a good realtor.

      - Richard K. (Los Angeles)
    • This was my very first home purchasing experience so you can imagine the whole process was completely unfamiliar territory for me. I initially had a broker take me around to show a me a few properties. After literally going out TWICE!! he tried to high pressure me into making a decision on five properties saying "well this is it as far as inventory which one is the one you like?". Safe to say I was turned off and decided to go it on my own for awhile. Month's later I met with Alan and his team were top notch from beginning to end. Not only did he not try to pressure me into anything, he did the opposite! Several time's he was objective about properties I liked! pointing out a laundry list of reasons why that may not be the right fit for me.. After he broke down the negatives it was clear that I had dodged a bullet by listening to him. More than once he saved me from bad choices that I almost made . Thankfully he did because shortly after I found the one! my dream home! From setting up the lender, inspections, appraisals, contractors, pool, and chimney guys etc.. Alan had connections to the best in the business, and that was a huge help. Alan, Michelle, and the rest of the team were exceptional and Johnny on the spot with any questions or concerns I had throughout the process. Alan is honest, very knowledgeable, and most importantly HE WAS LOOKING OUT FOR ME RATHER THAN TRYING TO SELL ME. That kind of professionalism, and guidance is rare these days. Now I know why he's on just about every sign in the valley, every weekend.

      - Kristian K. Howard (Sherman Oaks)
    • We had a wonderful experience with Alan Taylor. We sought to sell a family home, and from our first meeting with Alan, he impressed us with his knowledge, his experience and his concern for our interests. Throughout the relationship our opinion of him grew. We give him the highest recommendation possible.Our story is somewhat unique. We live in the Bay Area, and the home was in Sherman Oaks. It needed work to prepare it for sale, and we could not be there to supervise that work. We relied on Alan to secure a contractor, to finalize the plans and to supervise the renovation. It was completed on time and within budget. A look at the wonderful pictures produced for the listing by Alan's group attests to the excellence of the work. We then discussed pricing and relied on Alan's knowledge of the current market conditions and agreed upon an ambitious but fair list price. The home sold immediately at a price above list. Alan conducted the contract negotiations with expertise, skill and fairness. We cannot say enough about the Alan Taylor's competence, knowledge and integrity. We gave him our trust and we were rewarded. We give him the highest of recommendations

      - Marlene Braverman and Ernie Fazio (Sherman Oaks)
    • Alan sold my father's Sherman Oaks home in a probate sale. He handled the probate process beautifully and got us $400k over what the appraiser had estimated its worth to be. I couldn't have been happier.

      - John (Sherman Oaks)
    • Alan has been selling homes for a long time. He has a good eye for what looks right, and what doesn't in a home you are interesting in selling or buying. Alan has a very competent and responsive support staff, and communication with him or his team was always easy. We had a lot of people view our house, and Alan had it sold 3 months from our listing date. Finding a new house was very stressful, as it took a long time to find the right property. I thought we were going to be homeless, but Alan and his team helped us hit a home run in the bottom of the 9th with two outs. As a result of his quick negotiations, we were able to make a seamless move from our old home to our new one without having to put our belongings in storage.

      - Brian L. (Chatsworth)
    • Alan Taylor acted as my Realtor during the purchase of my first home and he was great! The difference with Alan is that you could tell he was not about his commission and always focused on what was best for me. Instead of push me towards something, he carefully steered me away from properties that he felt had issues. Can't ask for more than that! He's also extremely connected and knew the listing agent on the house we bought (which helped get our offer accepted) and when physical items came up during inspections, he made sure the seller took care of things the right way. I would not hesitate to recommend Alan if you are buying or selling a home.

      - Kevin K. (Encino)
    • Alan sold our hillside Sherman Oaks property in probate for $200,000 over appraisal value in just under 6 months from listing to close; from a business standpoint that illustrates excellent strategy, planning and organization. In addition to facilitating a quick and profitable sell, Alan was very knowledgeable about his field, very accessible and very responsive in his communication with me throughout the entire process. I would recommend Alan unequivocally

      - Lilly (Sherman Oaks)
    • Alan sold our Encino family home in mid 2016. I was impressed by Alan's knowledge of the area, his handling of the negotiations and the paperwork and his attention to our sale. Alan is professional, competent and was hands on throughout which was very reassuring. Clearly agents handle multiple listings at any one time, and Alan made sure to give us the time and attention WE needed. Alan was completely honest and transparent about our house, the things that needed addressing pre sale, the process, the pricing; he recommended some staging assistance which was within our budget. Alan stayed calm when questions or issues came up, which was very helpful for me. Saved my sanity!! Alan also has a great sense of humor - which came in handy on occasion. I would absolutely recommend Alan to deal with any property transaction.

      - H. Web (Encino)
    • Alan was the perfect agent to walk us through the probate process and recently sold our Sherman Oaks home for $70,000 over the list price. Alan is thoroughly knowledgeable of the process and went above and beyond our expectations to attract and secure the right buyer. Alans energetic style inspires confidence and it was easy to follow his lead. He was communicative, involving us in every aspect of the sale, providing professional insight and guidance. He was both a leader and a partner in the sale and we would highly recommend him to others. Without a doubt, he is an expert in his field.

      - W. Benak (Sherman Oaks)
    • I had an A+ experience using Alan and his team to sell my property. Every step of the way they were great communicators, knowledgable, well organized, had great follow up, and applied top notch strategy and negotiation to get the property sold fast, and well over the list price. I highly recommend Alan and his team to anyone looking for a highly skilled professional to help them through the process of buying or selling.

      - Matt (Sherman Oaks)