“Alison helped me buy my first home this year. When we began the search I was a complete novice, and through working with her I now feel very knowledgeable about the home-buying process and the real-estate market. Alison is exceptionally helpful when doing walk-throughs of potential homes, and she notices things you would never think of. She made the home-buying process a fun one from day one!”
Geoff F.

“Alison came highly recommended to us from one of one of LA’s most experienced and sought after realtors, Tracy King. We really wanted a good mid-century starter home that we could fix up without breaking the bank or getting into serious construction. This is not an easy feat in a market that is filled with investors paying all cash for properties they can flip. Alison, however, was tenacious in sending us links to homes as soon as they came on the market and never wavered to meet us on ones we found on our own.
After four weeks of intense searching, she found a three bedroom mid-century gem nestled on a hilltop with a view and needing only cosmetic updating. We jumped into the process and Alison was amazing at helping us navigate the tricky and emotional road of making an offer, then counter offers, and finally inspections. Without her help and assurances we never would have survived the process. Thanks to Alison, we now have a beautiful home that we love and have customized to our own taste and style. We have also noticed that  many of the homes in our new neighborhood are selling for a hundred thousand dollars or more than what we paid for ours. We are incredibly grateful to Alison for finding us a good deal, as well as exactly the kind of home we were looking for.
If you want someone who is honest, competent, hardworking, and grounded search no further, Alison is truly an amazing realtor.”
Kristen H.

“Alison helped my husband and I buy our very first home! We were looking in the highly competitive NELA market, and with Alison’s patience and guidance we were able to get into a beautiful character home that hit every item on our “must-have” list and more (we even got a pool, very hard to come by in this area at our budget). Most impressively, in a market where nearly every home we looked at received multiple offers over asking price, Alison was able to negotiate a great deal for us UNDER list price! This is a mark of a strong and astute agent. Additionally, Alison negotiated repair credits from an extremely stubborn seller. The money we saved on the purchase along with the repair credits has allowed us to do some up front renovations and give us a more beautiful starter home than we could have ever imagined.

Since she lives and works in NELA, Alison is very knowledgeable about various neighborhoods, schools, shopping areas and parks. She was focused on finding homes that we would have a chance at landing and loving even with our modest budget. She also opened our eyes to possibilities we may have not considered on our own.

Finally, Alison has an eye for renovations and decor. I found this extremely helpful when looking at homes that required some TLC.

I would highly recommend Alison to fellow property virgins looking in the NELA area.”
Rebecca R.

“We met Alison very early on in the process of searching for a new home. She was referred to us by a very reputable real estate agent, so we felt like we’d be in good hands. It wasn’t until we got to actually meet Alison that we realized not only were we in good hands, but this entire process was going to be FUN. That’s right . . . FUN. Probably not something you traditionally hear about the home buying process.

Alison provided us with a lot of information at the beginning and customized our home search based on our criteria. Whenever we had questions (which was often, since we’re first time buyers), she answered them within 24 hours or less. She checked in with us every week, took us to see properties all over Northeast LA and eventually helped us land a winning offer on a home in Glassell Park. NOT an easy feat. She handled getting us all of the paperwork (thank GOD for Docusign) and worked with the seller’s agent to secure credits for work that still needed to be done on the house. All in all, it was as pain free as you can get.

With the competitive market in NELA, having a real estate agent who is knowledgeable and fast, yet calm and savvy, is a must. Alison is all of those things – and she’s incredibly sweet and has great taste! We would definitely recommend Alison to any first time home buyers out there. She will walk you through the ins & outs and isn’t afraid to give you her 2-cents on a property (she saved us from quite a few less-than-ideal houses). She’s a gem!”
Stephanie W.

Alison was a huge help and wonderful guide through the unknown world of real estate. Never pushy, but always responsive, she was never more than an email or phone call away – and always able to answer first timers questions about the home buying process or give insight and suggestions. It took us a while to find the ideal home – but Alison was patient and helpful throughout. She’s a joy to work with and incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of home buying and ownership. A real asset to have alongside you!”
Dan P.

Alison helped me and my girlfriend find an amazing condo in Silverlake.  She was extremely helpful and very patient with us.  She even took time out from  taking care of her newborn twins to show us the listing multiple times (even on a Sunday).”
Shayan A.

Alison helped me find my dream home! She worked tirelessly to find me the perfect place, and her support, reassurance, advice, and attentiveness made my first home buying experience a breeze. Not only is Alison very knowledgeable about the real estate market, but she’s also a person who is just really dedicated to her clients…she won’t rest until she’s found you EXACTLY what you’re looking for. She’s smart, on top of every little detail, and brings a creative eye to the table. I can’t speak highly enough about her skills, expertise, and commitment. If you’re looking for a superb real estate agent, look no further…Alison is the best  in LA!”
Carley S.

We are first-time homebuyers with a very specific set of parameters and limitations, and Alison helped us find a buy a great house in the West Valley that worked for our budget and our slightly wacky home-office requirements.
She cheerfully and patiently walked us through the scary maze of buying a house for the first time, and we are very pleased to recommend her. She is wonderful to work with and just an all-around fabulous person.”
Carrie F.

Alison helped my husband and I buy in Highland Park/Eagle Rock recently, which was no easy task considering the low inventory and high interest! Alison was fabulous to work with; we always felt she understood what we were looking for, and she was laid-back, yet accessible. If, like us, you appreciate a no-pressure realtor, then look Alison up. She made the process very calm, and answered all of our endless “property virgin” questions promptly and in a way we could understand. She took us to SO many houses, and worked on a whole lot of offers on our behalf before we landed our house (which we love). Alison is very sharp and has a great eye for design, which we apprecited a lot. She also has a great team of people you can work with (mortgage professionals, inspectors, etc.) so you always feel secure. In short, Alison was the perfect realtor for us!”
Lindsey H.

Despite being 8 months pregnant with twins and having to climb 55 stairs up to the house we had our sights set on in Echo Park, Alison was a super trooper and capable guide through our first home buying experience. We were impressed with how well Alison worked with the sellers agent, and secured our little perch on the hill! She always made herself available, working with our busy schedules, and was lightning fast in replying to any question, bizarre or banal.”
Em and Rob B.

“I’ve never written a review for anything on the internet, movies, food, car dealerships, anything… but my experience with Alison was so terrific that I felt compelled to add more positive words to her page. There’s no amount of gushing about the terrific job Alison did for us that can put into context just how instrumental she was in finding the perfect home for my wife and I. If  you are looking for a home on the East Side, or if you have a realtor  that’s not getting you the results you need, then I couldn’t recommend  more strongly that you give Alison a call. She is the best.”
Dallas H.

“After parting ways with our first agent, we happened to run into Alison at a listing. Though that particular house wasn’t the right fit, we liked her so much that we decided to start working with her. I’ll admit that I was not an easy person during the process (hence why we broke up with agent #1), but Alison was patient and reasonable and helped make the process very easy. A few months later, we found our dream home. Thanks Alison!”
Leroy H.

“Just worked with Alison on the purchase of our home. Going into the process Alison knew there were significant time constraints so her extensive knowledge of  NELA neighborhoods was vital. She was everything a good real estate agent should be; responsive, diligent, good listener, etc, however, what really sets Alison apart is her eye for design and aesthetics coupled with finding the best values for the money.”

Highly recommend Alison Gilbert.
Angelo Q.

“The greatest compliment I can give to Alison is to refer my family and friends…so here it is people…Alison is possibly the only realtor in the world that does things electronically (yay Docusign).  Not to mention her communication skills, knowledge and personality are much appreciated.

She is everything that you want for one of the biggest days of your life.   She is like your maid of honor on your wedding day; she is the wax in your mustache, the keys to your car, and the cheese to your macaroni.  

Thank you Alison we love our new house.  May we someday repay the slice of happiness you have helped us acquire.”
Tara O.

“Alison helped me purchase my first home.  I can’t say enough about how much she helped me in the process.  I knew I wanted a home in Mt Washington, which was a big challenge in itself, as inventory is low and demand is high.  This challenge combined with the fact that I was living in NY while house hunting in LA was not an easy feat.  Alison was incredible and more than happy to take on the challenge.  She would consistently send me links to potential homes that would peak my interest.  She always offered to go to open houses for me, video taped the properties for me to see and really understand how each home was laid out.  She  always offered insightful and honest opinions, whether I should fly out or pass.  Her keen eye for design and seeing the potential of a property always impressed me.  Once we found my dream house, Alison was happy to answer all my questions I had regarding making an offer and all the paperwork involved. This was completely foreign to me, but she really guided me through the entire process with her incredible knowledge and experience.  My friends are always commenting how they can’t believe I found a home in Mt Washington and even more impressed at how I did it from across the country.  I really owe it all to Alison and can’t thank her enough!”
 Julie H.

“Alison is SUCH a thorough, hardworking agent who goes the extra mile to try and get her clients every opportunity to buy the house they want!  She worked so hard for us and we LOVE the house that we ended up buying in this really competitive market.   She’s extremely patient, smart and lovely to be around – a good combination for first time buyers like us.   I’d recommend her in a heartbeat.”
Victoria M.

“We found Alison through the magic of the Internet, and I’m grateful that we did! We had been not-so-seriously looking at what would be our first house, and Alison really helped us focus our search on houses that met all of our needs, including our budget. 

A few things really stood out for us:

Alison was diligent and patient with us – being a first time home buyer, I had many, many questions, and Alison patiently answered all of them for me. She communicates well via email as well as on the phone, and most importantly, she always follows up on everything she says she would. I think she may have been an amazing project manager in another life.

As others have mentioned, Alison does almost everything electronically. I really cannot overstate how great this was. We were buying a house in California while living in New York, so having everything set up to be signed electronically (there were, quite literally, hundreds of signatures needed throughout the whole process) made everything *much* easier than it could have been. For the only documents where we couldn’t sign things electronically, she arranged to have a notary come to our house and handle all documentation and signatures, which made things incredibly easy.

She’s also very flexible on schedule – she would pick up the phone even when I called in the evenings, and emails sent were often responded to within hours, if not minutes.

Finally, Alison also helped us with all of the other parts of home-buying that as first-timers, we had no clue about. She recommended a great home inspector and a fantastic contractor as well as a few other folks who we used and were very happy with all of her recommendations.

In the often frustrating experience of buying a house, Alison made the process about as smooth as it possibly could be, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for a house in Northeast Los Angeles.”
Jason Y.

“Buying a house in LA is scary. And frustrating. And annoying. Alison was amazing at making it all less so. My wife and I just bought a home in Glassell Park and couldn’t be happier with how it all worked out. Alison was great at finding time to fit our schedules and at answering all of our thousands of millions of hundreds of questions about every little possible thing. It ended up being a great experience!. Can’t recommend her highly enough. The only sad thing is our daughter misses seeing Alison all the time!”
Brent C.

“We just wanted to add our two cents to the reviews here and echo the fantastic reviews that Alison has already gotten. In short, Alison was a calm and knowledgeable presence who guided us to the perfect house in a really competitive market.

We met Alison at an open house and immediately knew she would be a great fit for us.  She went above and beyond to meet our every need– from finding a contractor who helped us understand how much a renovation to a prospective house would cost to helping us place an offer while she was on out of town on vacation!  Then, she made sure our offer stood out from the 11 other offers on the house.

In an earlier review, someone wrote that Alison was “never pushy, but always responsive.”  This is the perfect phrase to describe Alison.  She understands the fast-paced nature of a competitive market, but she never pushed us to make a decision before we were ready.”
Emily C.

“Alison is a great partner in finding your new home. She has intimate knowledge of north east LA and is very helpful when determining neighborhoods that will suit you and your family. Alison is always available to meet for a showing and has a flexible schedule to meet your needs (i.e. Late night phone calls due to work schedules). We actually went into escrow twice before we finally purchased…so she also has patience and a sense of humor with the tedious process that is home buying often is (especially right now in NELA). She has an upbeat attitude and fun personality (bonus – she is great with kids)!  We love our new home! Thanks Alison!”
Cindy S.