here's what they have to say...
"I can't imagine finding a better real estate agent to work with than Peter. He continually encouraged us to wait until we found something that we loved, and not to just settle because the inventory was low. Throughout the entire escrow and inspection process, Peter was helpful, encouraging, reliable, and extremely knowledgeable about the housing market and shared many good ideas and vendors to help realize our new home to its fullest potential. Also, Peter is a wealth of knowledge. If you are looking for an upstanding, intelligent, and exceptionally reasonable person to help you with your LA real estate transaction, look no further. Plus, I hate to have to say this, but he actually speaks in complete sentences, returns messages, and can write a persuasive email when it comes time to negotiate. Call him!"
M.S., Psychologist, Hancock Park.
"We cannot thank you enough for all you did representing us in the sale of our home. From our first discussion to the final signatures you were by our side and put us at ease. As is often the case with educators, doing business in the real world can be scary. Your responsiveness to our questions and concerns, and your ability to navigate us through this daunting process made everything simple and easy for us. We know your efforts working with the other party ensured the deal. Your personal care and professionalism made the difference.
You have an open invitation to our Montana ranch."
Sellers. Property sold over asking price and was in contract in 7 days.
Peter is excellent. He is a true advisor - knowledgable about product and markets and gives un-colored advice. In addition, he's an advocate - a skilled and strong negotiator.
We enjoyed working with Peter and recommend him without hesitation.
Senior Director, Clarion Partners. Purchased home relocating to Los Angeles from Manhattan.
Very reliable, quick to return calls and emails, knowledgeable about the market and good negotiator. We moved to LA from the East Coast and Peter took good care of us. Highly recommended.
C.S., Investment Banker. Multiple transactions in Pacific Palisades and Brentwood.
"Peter Turman was our realtor when we purchased a townhouse in Santa Monica. As first-time California buyers after renting for a number of years, we relied on Peter's expertise, knowledge of the market and even-keeled, pragmatic approach to complete our deal. Throughout the process - from looking at properties to inspection to closing - Peter focused on what our preferences were and where our comfort-level and understanding of the various steps were, so we never felt overwhelmed. His recommendations and guidance never felt forced or overbearing; rather, he took us through the process with a confident hand and a persistent focus on finding a house we loved at a price that we could afford. I highly recommend Peter as a realtor of integrity, intelligence, and experience."
Director of Education and Public Engagement at a Museum Institution. Purchased and then later sold in multiple offers for 15% above asking-price after staging and design efforts.
"Peter Turman is an outstanding agent and a pleasure to work with. After an emotional and disappointing experience during our first escrow, we cancelled our offer and parted ways with our original agent. A week later a friend referred us to Peter (and don't friends always make the best referrals?). Our criteria for an agent? Integrity, Professionalism, Patience and Knowledge. And Peter delivered! Our previous agent insinuated we are "overly cautious" people. We were repeatedly advised against requesting necessary credits and repairs that would depict us as "unreasonable buyers," though the home had very concerning issues. We felt self-conscious about asking questions or making requests. We wanted to make sure that our next agent would be comfortable with us being first-time buyers with a lot to learn about the process. And, we wanted to ensure that our next agent would represent our interests first and foremost and be generous with his time to educate us, which Peter did beautifully. During our initial meeting, we were candid about our experience and our expectations. For his part, Peter didn't pour on the saccharin or make efforts to over sell us on what he could do for us (seemingly the norm with other agents). And if one more agent said to us in that pesky-voice, "There's never been a better time to buy, you have to get in now," we were going to walk away from the whole thing. Instead, Peter thoughtfully described his approach to the real estate business. He shared that he believes in creating a win-win for the buyer and seller. He was candid about the give and take, but in the end he felt everyone should come out feeling good about things. In a market where there was scarce inventory and multiple buyers, Peter provided sound advice on what would make us competitive. To our surprise, we won the acceptance on our offer despite not having been the highest bidder. Peter was consistently responsive to our inquiries and timely in his follow-up. While he was fairly transparent with us regarding interactions with the seller's agent, he portrayed every situation respectfully and avoided dramatizing any facts which could otherwise build buyer-seller animosity. Peter was skillful at balancing his role of putting forth professional recommendations against honoring our responsibility and right to make the final decisions. Peter handled us with professionalism and grace at all times. And most importantly, we absolutely LOVE our home! Thank you, Peter!"
Exec, Academic Human Resources at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
We were really blessed in choosing Peter as our real estate agent. Our deal was quite complicated, and he worked hard for us. I highly recommend him as someone who knows what he's doing, gives you excellent advice and, moreover, is a pleasure to work with. He knows the West Side thoroughly and found us a property that was just what we were looking for and was then very precise in the handling of the purchasing and negotiation process. He was tenacious in representing our interests, always quickly understood our concerns, and communicated with great clarity; and perhaps above all, he genuinely cares, wastes no time, and doesn't try to sell you on anything. He will fight to get you what you want. I wish I had a house he could sell for me, too, but we love the one we just bought through him!
Programmer Analyst, Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California
"I would like to thank you for the incredible patience and determination you showed to help me find my dream home. I would like to apologize for not failing to get nervous when it came to purchasing a house for not one or two years, but for three and a half years! Doesn't it feel like you have known me as well as your spouse all this time? I also appreciate how our relationship went beyond being just broker-client. You gave your best to accommodate my needs and finding my often blurred vision of how my home is going to be. I am sure you will remember me for a long time as your pickiest, most indecisive and possibly longest client to get a house! After your experience with me, I am sure there is no client you cannot handle. Please bear with me a bit more, because I still need your help with the house repairs, so be prepared to be annoyed with more questions. Once again, thank you for being the best broker I have ever worked with. I wish you all the best and look forward to working with you again."
Peter is an exceptional agent to help you buy or sell a home. I'm impressed by his clear and reassuring communication, by the negotiations he masterfully brokered on my behalf, and by how much he took to heart my interests and the quality of my experience. While an excellent and effective advocate of his clients' interests, he is the antithesis of a stereotypical "salesman" in that he puts a premium on integrity and providing his clients with the maximum available information so that I felt fully aware of all relevant factors. Beyond that, anyone who knows him knows that he has great taste, high standards, and an incredible network of contacts and is a pleasure to be around--whether talking real estate or anything else.