Alan Taylor has deep-rooted, insider knowledge of the neighborhoods at the heart of the San Fernando Valley. He represents the fourth generation of Taylors who have lived and worked in these communities, affording him knowledge of the area’s history and growth in a way that only a native can.

Alan also continues a long lineage of REALTOR®, most famously his father, a well-respected and well-known real estate professional who opened and managed the first Jon Douglas office in The Valley during the 1970s. Alan’s family connection to renowned REALTOR® and real estate professionals confers an advantage to clients who are able to employ his reputation and relationships. However, Alan has ensured his reputation through networking and community events as well as consistently educating himself on inventory, architecture, and the markets. 

Within each of the communities he serves, Alan recognizes the subtle differences — from excellent local schools to easy freeway access to top-notch restaurants and one-of-a-kind shops — that differentiate the neighborhoods. 

Every neighborhood’s character offers amenities that make it more desirable for families, first-time buyers, or busy professionals, and our expertise is in knowing the perfect fit for each. Alan’s knowledge of these nuances helps buyers narrow their searches to the most desirable neighborhoods and properties for their unique needs, while also assisting sellers to strategically target their most receptive audience. 

If you’re looking to either buy or sell a home in Sherman Oaks, Studio City, or Encino, Alan Taylor Real Estate will give you the specialized edge you need for success.

To find out more about buying or selling with Alan in Sherman Oaks, Studio City, or Encino, contact us today.

Sold by Alan

4627 Encino Avenue

4656 Balboa Avenue

17149 McCormick Street

3486 Vista Haven Road

3650 Alta Mesa

4539 Radford Avenue

14025 Hebsy Street

Our Process

  • Comprehensive Research

    We love storytelling, and we love telling the story of your home. From researching original building permits, ownership records to neighborhood history, we take pride in how your home will be positioned in the marketplace to ensure maximum response and interest from the market.

  • Preparation and Restoration

    Whatever you need or wish to to prepare your home for sale, we have you covered. From a quick clean and an as-is sale, to a light renovation using Compass Concierge and our outstanding interior designer and her team, we’ll make sure your home looks just the way you want it to when it’s time for the market.

  • Photography and Video

    Through years of experience, we’ve curated professionals that garner incredible, rich media from outstanding day and night photography, to stunning edited professional property videos that attract maximum interest. We know how to make your home look good.

  • Press and Social Media

    Delivering our content to the right channels at the right time makes all the difference. Our firm employs a full time press agency to help get the word out, and our full time marketing team will create and deliver content across a multitude of platforms to get the word out.

Selling a Mellenthin is more than just selling a home - it’s selling a piece of history. To find out more about listing your Mellenthin home with Alan, connect with us today.

5037 Gaviota Avenue
3486 Vista Haven
4539 Radford Avenue
3301 Longridge Terrace


Alan sold our hillside Sherman Oaks property in probate for $200,000 over appraisal … from a business standpoint that illustrates excellent strategy, planning and organization. In addition, 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.

L. Chang

Alan helped us sell our house during the Covid-19 Pandemic. With tremendous uncertainty, he guided us to navigate the new world of real estate buying and selling, from photography, interior design, showing, inspection, to closing. He kept us informed on what was going on, while inviting our input and advising us on the next step to take. Alan is great at what he does. He is very professional, and yet personable at the same time. We are very grateful for having him on our side in making this important and challenging life transition timely and smoothly.

J. Jin

I have known Alan Taylor for many years and have always found him to be honest and fair. I recently hired him to list and sell a home in Encino. Not only did he get me more money that I had hoped for, but he made the process seamless. If you are considering buying or selling a home, Alan Taylor needs to be at the top of your list.

D. Tisser, Esq.

If you are considering the sale of your home, contact Alan Taylor today for a free property evaluation.