David Kean realtor

A Beverly Hills-based Realtor with over twenty years of experience serving luxury areas of Los Angeles, including Beverly Hills, Sunset Strip/Hollywood Hills/Doheny, Hancock Park, Bel Air, Century City, the Wilshire Corridor, and Downtown Los Angeles, David Kean is widely respected and recognized for his international clientele and his ability to consummate even the most complex transactions.  He is well-regarded for offering his clients the highest quality representation, exceptional customer service, and utmost integrity.

David's business acumen, negotiation skills, and experience with intricate deals have helped create a multi-layered and loyal client following, including entertainment industry professionals, C-suite executives, investors, captains of industry, and first-time buyers. 

His affiliations with local opinion leaders and newsmakers have established him as a go-to source for the inside track on real estate news and trends.  He is a frequently featured real estate expert in the Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, C-Suite Quarterly, Los Angeles Downtown News, and on HGTV.

With his experience in interior design, David is able to assist his discriminating clientele in realizing the full potential of each property he represents.  For home sellers, he utilizes creative and aggressive marketing strategies to help them achieve the highest price for their home in the shortest period of time.  For home buyers, he strives to help them maximize their short- and long-term financial goals.  He has an exceptional ability to spot a home’s hidden potential and value.

A California native, David is a member of the Beverly Hills/Greater Los Angeles Association of Realtors.

David Kean & Associates' Services include:


Promotion and Marketing

  • Internet promotion of your home on numerous Internet real estate websites and blogs such as Realtor.com, Trulia, Zillow, LATimes.com, YouTube, with links to other real estate websites
  • E-mail marketing of your property to top Los Angeles agents
  • Customized advertising of your home in a variety of publications, including Dream Homes magazine, Fine Homes, The Estate Collection, Daily Variety, and The Hollywood Reporter
  • Network of vendors (skilled tradesmen, artisans, and other specialists) to customize, beautify, and showcase your home
  • Property listing in the Multiple Listing Services (MLS), for maximum exposure
  • Professional staging
  • Narrated virtual tours, slide shows and professional photography
  • Color brochures and postcards distrubuted to potential buyers and prospects
  • Use of the latest mobile and internet applications to market or find you a home, including QR codes and other late-breaking technology


  • Knowledge of contract language and nuances of complicated real estate transactions
  • Adept at navigating challenging transactions to the satisfaction of the client
  • Skilled at protecting a client's interests
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Attention to details such as contingencies in the sales agreement
  • Knowledge of all phases and nuances of the escrow process, including short sales and foreclosure process
  • Demonstrated skills in closing the sale
  • Services of experienced Transaction Coordinators to facilitate collection and processing of documentation and general file management
  • Exclusive arrangements with experienced short sale specialists

Personal Service

  • Expert transactional service, from consultation, to listing or offer stage, to showings, through escrow, to close
  • Personal accompanied showings (not through an assistant)
  • Personally accessible to manage all questions and concerns during the escrow process
  • Known for stellar ethical reputation within the real estate community
  • The utmost care, integrity, and honesty in dealing with all clients
  • Hand's-on, personal service at every step of the buying and selling sales process
  • Network of skilled and experienced mortgage brokers
  • Continued effort to maintain excellent relationships even during the most tense negotiations and difficult transactions
  • Believes not just in "making the sale", but ensuring a client's best interests are protected and developing long-term business relationships

Comprehensive marketing is essential to selling your property.  We create strategic marketing plans that combine overlays of advertising, publicity, and property presentation. We combine the latest in internet, news, e-mail, social networking, and traditional media to reach the broadest audience in a diverse market population.

Simply put, we know how to sell properties and we have the tools to market any kind of home or luxury estate.

In recent years, the internet has become one of the most import advertising venues and we advertise our properties on the most important real estate related sites including:

• Realtor.com
• Zillow.com
• HomeFinder
• Homes.com
• Enormo
• FreedomSoft
• HomeWinks
• Property Shark
• Google Maps
• Kiplinger
• Comcast
• New York Post

• Yahoo! Real Estate
• FrontDoor
• HotPads
• LakeHomesUSA
• DataSphere
• HomeAwayRealEstate
• Luxury Registry
• RealtyStore
• TweetLister
• Lycos
• Fox Interactive Media
• AOL Real Estate
• Cyberhomes
• Vast
• MyREALTY.com
• Overstock
• HomeOnTheTube
• MyHomeRenter
• RealtyTrac
• USHUD.com
• Military.com
• Cox Media
• Media General
• Trulia
• Oodle
• CLRSearch
• PropBot
• eRealInvestor
• HomeTourConnect
• Property Pursuit
• Relocation.com
• Washington Post
• US News and World Report
• New York Times


Client Testimonials


David's thorough knowledge of available inventory, including "unlisted" properties, was the key to my purchasing my dream home.  He gave me frequent progress reports, all with the amount of detail I requested, and was very effective in following up at every step of the buying and escrow process. We didn't miss a single deadline and I credit David for that!

I've worked with a lot of agents through the years, but David certainly stands out for his integrity, shrewdness, and market insight.

Beverly Hills Buyer


One of the best in the business! David brings class and a high level of professionalism to his full-service approach with his clients.

Hancock Park Buyer


David is a highly skilled Realtor. He sold my house in three days above the asking price in today’s softer market.

Hollywood Hills Seller


To Whom It May Concern:

During the past six months I have had the pleasure of working closely with
Realtor David Kean while he successfully marketed my downtown Los Angeles loft.

The successful sale was due to not only to David’s experience and persistence, but to David’s calm, constructive responses in dealing with the buyer and buyer’s realtor and their last minute demands, changes and mortgage glitches.  David’s determination and  foresight enabled us to sell our property at the requested price -- in a very challenging economic market.

I enthusiastically recommend David Kean.


Downtown LA Seller


David was a pleasure to work with. His attention to detail and ability to close a deal were excellent. As a developer I work with Real Estate Brokers on a continual basis, however, David's market knowledge and level of professionalism are a rarity.

LA Developer, Buyer


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In the three years that I have known David Kean, he has been a tireless champion. His work as a real estate agent has brought many new faces and friends to our community, and they have helped revitalize our city by bringing businesses, their friends, their pets, and their hopes, all of which are dramatically transforming downtown. He's literally moving and shaking people into our city's core, sometimes holding their hands, so that they see the potential that we've seen for years. Yet he's always upfront with them, so there are no unpleasant surprises.
It's not all business for him, though. He truly cares about our neighborhoods and is very passionate about safety, cleanliness, and the health of all its residents. He has helped bring awareness by raising the profile of our homeless, and through charitable and social organizations, he has tried to improve their lives. He inspires many around him and uses his humor to create change -- or sometimes just to make people laugh, which isn't a bad thing considering all the hard work and battles we have to contend with. But David never shies away from a battle. It's a good thing because without him, we'd have one less voice to help make all our dreams a reality.

LA City Councilman, LA Movers & Shakers Nomination 2005

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I first took notice of David Kean at an appeal hearing when he displayed his passion and guts by defending a highly opposed development project. He stood his ground in a fairly hostile room, pointed out several advantages of the developments and how it would positively impact the neighborhood. He seemed to have a good understanding of the important role development plays in the revitalization on a city.

LA Developer, LA Movers & Shakers Nomination 2005


I probably never would have bought a home without David's patience, guidance, and wise counsel. Purchasing a home turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life. I was very skittish at first, but David was able to guide me through every step of the process using his experience, knowledge of the market, and his understanding of the benefits of homeownership. When I decided to trade up a few years later and purchase a larger home, I turned to David to sell my previous home. He did excellent job at every step of the process. I can't recommend him highly enough to any buyer or seller!

Downtown Los Angeles Buyer & Seller


David is a Real Estate professional who has worked in my office for more than two years. During that time he has done more to educate myself and the other nearly 50 agents in my office than the past 19 years of practicing real estate in Los Angeles has done.

David is a terrific person who is impassioned by the notion of having a Downtown that is a rich community of diverse professionals and a safe, fun place to live. He lives Downtown himself and has a vision of what Downtown is to become and what it will take to get there. David has been encouraging the agents in our office to become involved by taking the Skid Row walk and has invited developers to educate our office at our weekly office meetings. He is a hard worker and committed professional who will be an asset to your organization and to Downtown.

Former Manager, Estates and Architectural Division


David Kean of the John Aaroe Group is the real estate broker who helped me with the purchase of my condo in November, 2011. I highly recommend David to any person looking for a real estate broker. David is very knowledgeable and connected in the real estate business. David not only helped me with the purchase of my property, but he was able to link me to other professionals that I needed in the purchase process. David is also very knowledgeable in the markets which he works in and was able to tell me detailed information about the building I bought in, the neighborhood, and recent trends. This information was very valuable in helping me make the right purchase decision. The brokerage that David is a part of also has a lot of resources behind it. His Company's technology helped me easily find properties I was interested in, and the technology also made the document process very simple and streamlined. David is also very genuine, professional, and courteous; I thoroughly enjoyed working with David.

Downtown Los Angeles Buyer


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Hancock Park Buyer

I believe that investing in real estate, whether as a primary or additional home, is one of the most important decisions you will make in life.  My team and I are committed to utilizing the highest quality resources currently available to help you with your purchase or sale.  We employ the latest, most innovative marketing and technology to help accomplish this.

Our exclusive representation and services are free to buyers.  All buyer fees are paid for by the seller's commission in selling the property.