Ranked among the top 1.5% of REALTOR® in the nation (Ranked by RealTrends, 2024), Alan Taylor is repeatedly recognized as one of the most trusted and top-producing names in Los Angeles real estate.


Specializing in the areas of Encino, Sherman Oaks, and Studio City, Alan is one of the few REALTOR® with expertise in trust and probate transactions as well as the marketing of architectural and Mellethin homes.

INDUSTRY Recognition

  • Top 1.5%


  • Real Trends

    America's Best REALTOR®, 2024

  • Real Estate All Stars

    Los Angeles Magazine, 2024

  • Platinum Circle Winner

    Compass, 2014-2022

As a fourth-generation Sherman Oaks native, Alan continues in a long lineage of REALTOR®—most famously his father, who opened and managed the first San Fernando Valley Jon Douglas office in the 1970s. These real estate roots allowed Alan to amass a wealth of distinctive knowledge on The Valley’s many diverse neighborhoods. They also allowed him to cultivate an extensive network of longstanding relationships across the area, earning him a reputation as one of the most sought-after listing agents in the Valley.


Alan’s clients frequently praise his enthusiasm, responsiveness and relentless attention to detail throughout the entire process of selling or buying. His insider knowledge of the loan process confers a further advantage, owing to his previous experience as a loan officer. And in an ever-changing online marketplace, Alan’s high-tech marketing is some of the best in the business, allowing him to aggressively market each property locally, nationally and globally.

When it comes to selling properties held under trust and probate, Alan is a true expert, serving as the Executive Director of the Trust and Probate Division at Compass. In this role, he also functions as an educator, teaching and giving lectures on the unique complexities of these transactions. Working closely with estate planning attorneys, probate and trust litigation attorneys, CPAs and other financial advisors, he helps clients to navigate the entire process with ease.


Alan has further made a name for himself as the Director of the Architectural Division at John Aaroe/Pacific Union, and now with Compass. With decades of experience selling architectural homes, he’s proficient at marketing these gems to the public to showcase their quintessential appeal and value.


Alan obtained his B.S. in Business Administration and Marketing from the College of Business and Economics at California State University, Northridge. In his home life, he takes immense pride in being a devoted husband and father to his two remarkable sons, Holden and Aidan. In his free time, Alan is an avid golfer, and he’s also passionate about giving back to the community. Over the years, he has partnered with many local non-profits that help improve our neighborhoods, which you can read more about here.