Ty and his Company handled  the recent sale of our Playa Del Rey property. From the moment we met Ty, he impressed us with his honesty, straight talk, professionalism, confidence and overall knowledge of the market. His preparation before bringing my property to market was impeccable and right on  target as demonstrated by the fact the first and accepted offer was received before the first open house had even ended – and for over asking price!! How much more impressive can that be? Thereafter he and his entire team took over the closing process and handled it to perfection!  I can’t say enough about how pleased I’m with how Ty and his team guided me through the entire process. They are truly an extremely organized, proactive and responsive team. My escrow even closed before 30 days without any hiccups whatsoever.  Needless to say Ty and his team have my utmost recommendation!! Ty and Team Thank you for a job well done!  Your excellence,  honesty, and professionalism is  greatly appreciated. I could not have done it without you. Keep up the good work!!

~Oscar Martinez

Peter and Ty are some of the highest producing real estate agents in Marina del Rey. I bought my very first home in 1995 from Peter. Ty just sold a different property for me after I had been trying to sell it myself for over a year. They are professional, knowledgeable, honest and hard working without the pushy salesman approach some agents have. You quickly get a sense they are straight shooters who will represent your best interest with integrity. I highly recommend them.

Frank Alex Vedres, Esq.

Ty was amazing – he has a very deep knowledge of the area, including what might be coming on the market in the future.  He did a great job negotiating and was always looking out for our best interest.  Even after we closed our home purchase and were doing renovations, he gave us great vendor  referrals.  That’s what I call customer service!  We highly recommend Ty and his team.

The Hindles

I have now worked with Ty Bergman on three different property deals in the Silicon Beach area, and he’s always made the process as easy as possible for me from start to finish.  I trust Ty immensely, and I have been able to invest in complete confidence with his guidance.  As a local restaurant owner in Venice, I have strong ties to the West LA area; the fact that I have this in common with Ty has made our working relationship that much easier.  I appreciate his deep understanding of the market, his willingness to go the extra mile for his clients, and his overall personable qualities that make him trustworthy, family-friendly, and an easy choice as far as repeat business. I highly recommend Bergman Properties to anyone looking to buy or sell in the West LA area, no matter what part of the process you’re currently in. Rest assured the Bergman team will be there every step of the way to make sure you get exactly what you’re looking for. There’s simply no one better.

Breegan Jane Vallas

Dear Peter, Ty and Alyssa

We hope you had a great thanksgiving weekend.

First off, thank you so much for all hard work and outstanding results by your team!  We could not have moved to our dream house if we did not choose your team as my realtor.   Everyday, we are so happy to wake up in our beautiful home.

You guided us through the challenging situation.  We truly appreciate your professionalism to deal with all aspects of the transactions.  We were extremely impressed how Peter handled the seller’s agent under pressure and made sure that our seller stayed put, while patiently waiting for our Marina condo to be sold.    As we jumped through many hoops, your team always strategized to move into a right direction and we had no doubt that we are in good hand.   Thank you for patiently listening all our concerns and delivering everything that we wished!

Going through 60 plus days escrow with lots of uncertainty was difficult process, but I am so glad that we are finally in our new house!  We must have done something right to make this dream come true – that is working with Peter and Ty’s team – most effective and efficient realtor team that we’ve ever known!

Thank you again and wish you all the best.
Micheal and Julie Kim

Thank you all at Bergman Properties!  You managed all the aspects of the sale from paint, carpet, staging..and even some minor repairs, that along with correct pricing made for a quick sale that was expertly  orchestrated.  I would very strongly recommend them for any of your real estate needs! 


Thank you for your assistance in selling our home!  We’re glad we decided to use you as our realtor instead of the other options we were considering.  If any of our old neighbors tell us they’re looking for a realtor, we’ll send them your way.

Barry + Evelyn

Ty Bergman really came through for me and my wife. This is a strange story, but true. We had bought a new condo that was being built for us in a new development. We loved the condo, but my wife had serious concerns about the overbuilding in the neighborhood. At the same time, she always had a love for a particular building in the Marina. Well, 2 weeks before we were supposed to  close on that condo, another condo suddenly came up for sale in the building my wife loved. I immediately called Ty who had sold our house in the Marina just 6 months before. This was on a Thursday. In an hour he had all the inside information on this condo. He told us that it was worth more than the asking; that there were speculators in the building who would be lining up to buy it so we would have to act fast; and he had one more piece of inside information – that the seller was an emotional woman who would prefer not to sell it to a speculator, but to people who would live there and love it.

Based on all of this, we leaped into action. On Friday, we put in an offer over asking price (but at a price we felt the condo was truly worth), offered all cash, and I wrote an emotional letter expressing the passion we had for the condo and how much it would mean to us to spend our golden years living there. On Sunday Ty called us with the good news. She had accepted our offer. We were elated and I don’t think it would have happened without Ty Bergman’s deep understanding of the market and his astute counsel. I also have to give praise here for the diligent follow through on the part of Kirstin Willingham who made our lives easier by helping us through every step of the inspection process right through to closing. Hey Bergmans, you are the best!

  • Howie Cohen

Our whole-hearted appreciations to Peter and Ty, as well as to their team at the Bergman Beach Properties. Their professional experience and knowledge ensured a smooth transition of a highly challenging relocation. My husband and I decided to move for easing my commute to work. We had to sell our old house and purchase a new house. We contacted Peter at 8pm on a Tuesday; he immediately arranged showing properties that fit our search parameters; he accommodated our intense work and insane travel schedule; he guided us step by step throughout the complex process. All transactions were professionally organized and completed. Peter and Ty made it happen!

Peipei Ping

Peter Bergman found me the perfect house in the Silver Strand area of Marina del Rey. I had been looking for over a year and wasn’t sure what I wanted up to that point. I just knew what I didn’t want. Peter was so familiar with the area that he was able to help me pinpoint what I wanted in a surprisingly short time. Always the professional, Peter was also warm, friendly and extremely helpful. Even after escrow closed, he helped me to put a team in place so that the house would look its best and I would have all of the amenities that I wanted.  I would highly recommend him especially if, as another poster noted, you are interested in the Silver Strand area.

Renee Sikand

Thank you Peter for a job well done in the recent sale of our Venice canal home. Ann appreciated your clear explanations of what we were getting ourselves into and I was particularly impressed with your firm negotiating skills in closing the deal with the buyer and his representatives.Thanks also to Alyssa and the friendly and efficient office staff of Bergman/Gibson, and a big thanks to Ty for his help with staging. Oh, and Peter, thanks for never letting the cat out.

Ann and Alan Coats

I would highly recommend Peter Bergman’s services. He recently helped me buy a home in the very competitive Santa Monica market. In a situation where there were seven bidders, he advised me on how much and when to bid, and also presented my case to the seller. Our bid was accepted! Without Peter’s experience and good advice, I’m sure I’d still be looking for my dream home.

Anne Pfeffer

Dear Peter,

I want to thank you, Ty and Alyssa for all your excellent work in selling our home in the Silver Strand. Having re-located to CT, we were entirely reliant upon your team to maintain the property on our behalf, and I cannot imagine how we would have managed all those details from so far away without you. In a difficult market you managed to both lease and eventually sell the house for us and we were very pleased with the outcome. I would recommend your services without reservation.

Bruce Wendel

Hi Peter,

Happy New Year and very good to hear from you.

My move went extremely smoothly and I am ecstatic living in Malibu. Living on TOP of the water is like living in an aquarium. Beautiful beyond anything I could have ever imagined. I never completely understood why people aspired to live here and it took no time to understand – it has all the benefits of small town living, right next to a sprawling city. It was totally the right next choice for me.

Many, many thanks to you and Ty for helping me make my dream come true in record time! As I mentioned to Ty, I think you are amazing at what you both do and please feel free at any time to call on me for references or recommendations.

All best from the “Bu” and I wish both of you a happy and prosperous 2013!


Hi Peter,

We are both well. We love the house (waking up every morning to wonderful light and beautiful walks on the Lagoon) and so appreciate your patience and effort in finding it for us. Harrison is as happy as he will ever be in an urban environment, which is saying a lot. We both feel we’re living in paradise.

I think the Ollness family is happy at 592 Olive. We hear from them once in a while. I’ll never forget sitting in your office signing the contract to sell Olive with tears streaming down my face. You promised me you would find me a better house. You did. I will be eternally grateful for that. You are the best realtor in Venice and the Silver Strand.

I’ve gotten interested in neighborhood stuff, and last October started a blog called The Silver Strand News which has been pretty successful. Here’s the link: mdrsilverstrandnews.wordpress.com.

We’d love to see you. Give us a ring and drop by.

Fond regards to you, Kevin and Ty.


Dear Peter,

It is still hard to believe how quickly and efficiently you, Ty and your staff handled the sale of our dear vacation getaway at #6 Northstar.

From our first meeting, you set me at ease with your honest evaluation of the property and it’s value. And as you promised, you handled every aspect of the process personally. I felt you would care for my property as if it were your own. Being an absentee owner, I was most concerned that my unit would be left secure and as it was found after each showing.

Finally when it came to the Escrow process, it was far less complicated than I had anticipated. Your council on the inspections and personal attention to the appointments while I was out of town was a blessing.

Our “Beach House” has been with our family for over 35 years. We will always have fond memories there, but the time has come for someone else to enjoy it. Thank you for your professional attention to both our buyers and us. #6 Northstar is in good hands.

With appreciation and kindest regards,

Galye S Maffeo

Dear Peter,

I wanted to take time and express my gratitude to both you and Ty. You changed what would have been a very difficult experience into one that has flowed smoothly. Your knowledge and professionalism are greatly appreciated. You and your staff took extra time to make sure all the documents were explained in words I could understand as well as making yourselves accessible by meeting us at the house for many hours prior to the close of escrow.

Your help with all the trade people is also greatly appreciated. My lack of knowledge in the marina was made up by all the references you supplied. It would be my pleasure to refer you to anybody that is looking to buy or sell a home in the future.

Jeff Cooper

Dear Peter, Ty and Alyssa,

I want to thank you too! I knjow you have “seen it all” and you have undoubtedly sold a lot of other tough properties. But I think it is fair to say this was probably one of the more challenging ones. I think you all were superb all the way through and I really appreciate how you handled everything. Definitely a job well done!!!

If Randy decides to sell any other properties, I hope we will be working together again. And just in case that scares you, don’t worry-the other properties are easy ones!

Thanks again, and all the best to each of you,


Peter and Ty Bergman, along with their assistant Tanja, are the most professional realtors with whom we have ever dealt. They went out of their way to make sure we were not inconvenienced in any way while showing our home. They made very sure we were represented to the best of their ability. Any small problems were handled in a way that we didn’t know about them until after they were fixed.

We would like to thank them for their kindness, and genuine caring…you don’t expect caring from realtors!

Randi and Marvin Bornstein

Dear Peter and Ty,

My husband and I can’t thank you enough for all of your Herculean efforts in getting us our dream home in the SIlver Strand in Marina del Rey. We never thought we would ever find the perfect home at the price we could afford, but your professional expertise, unyielding persistence and amazing negotiation got us the home we love.

As the deal was quite complicated, I so often thought it would fall apart. But you and your team held it together and kept my husband and I on track so that it miraculously worked out.

We are now moved in and so happy to be in our dream house. We have been recommending you to everyone we know.

Thank you so much for providing all your professional services as well as the hand holding. We look to meeting our new neighbors that will be buying their homes from you in the coming weeks.

Warm Regards,
Dawn Allen and George Cox

To Peter & Ty:

This letter is to thank you both and your staff for your hard work and time you put in on selling our property on the peninsula in Marina del Rey,CA.

Your aggressive marketing of our property through newspaper advertisements and well- timed open houses ultimately proved successful in the sale of this property. I’m cautious to recommend anything or anyone that I have not thoroughly tested and have a great deal or confidence in; I recommend Bergman Properties to friends and business associates and will continue to use your services in the future.

Thank you again and please feel free to use this letter for marketing purposes.

Gary & Beth Garland

Dear Peter,

I just wanted to write you a note to thank you for the tremendous job you did selling my Spinnaker Mall property in the Silver Strand.

The day that you and I sat down to discuss the possibility of selling my home, you guaranteed me you’d be able to sell the house within 45 days. To my complete and utter shock, you delivered not one, but two offers in exactly 1 week’s time, and managed to push an escrow through and close, 1 day early.

I thank you, Ty, Angie & the entire team at Bergman Estates/Coldwell Banker from the bottom of my heart and I look forward to making many more deals with you in the future, and obviously many referrals to come. I’ve bought and sold many pieces of property over the years, and have never worked with anyone more swift and precise.

Thank you again,
Melissa Prophet

Dear Peter, Ty, Frankie & Staff:

Although late in coming our letter of thanks to you is no less sincere. As you may well imagine, the last 3 months here have been frantic with the construction of our new house in varying states of completion.

We do however want to take a brief moment to praise your efforts on our behalf when selling our house on the Silver Strand. From beginning to end your tireless energy to help us sell the house was impressive. In our view the value you added to this sale was significantly in excess of the the commission:

  • Detailed knowledge of the market and local real estate values.
  • Endless professional patience to assist the seller at arriving at the correct listing price.
  • Marvelous marketing, advertising and sales support.
  • Excellent counsel in selling negotiations.

We would never have been able to do it with all the pressures at this end had you not been so effective at that one.

Bruce & Risha Frerer

Dear Peter,

Thank you so much for the beautiful flowers to welcome us into our new home. We are enjoying the house and the area so much, and despite remodeling issues, we are settling in quickly.

I must thank you Peter, that having looked at close to 100 houses in Palos Verdes with another broker, you found us the house we wanted in just a few weeks. Even better, you sold our house in a month, and made the timing of the transition so smooth. Over the past seven years, you have seen us move up from the Golden Triangle to the Silver Strand and now to Brentwood, having sold and bought all of those homes for us. We recommend you to all of our friends who are serious about finding the house they want, and selling the one they have quickly! As we once discussed, you do not only sell a home to your buyers, you sell them a lifestyle. The new buyers have already telephoned us to tell us how much they are loving our old house!

Thanks again Peter, and a special appreciation to Ty and Jay for coordinating the viewings, open houses and details that go into making each sale go smoothly. Hopefully we will not be needing your expertise for many years, but when we do, you are the only broker we would go to.

Best Regards,
Raymond and Jane Wurwand

Dear Peter & Ty,

This is a long overdue thank you for all your help throughout the purchase of our new home. We appreciate all the time and care you took in looking after every detail and making sure we were pleased in all aspects of the sale. Your professionalism and expertise, as well as your friendly manner, truly made the experience a pleasant one. And we loved the wine basket!

Thank you again!!

Best Regards,
Chuck Gullo & Michelle Meena

Dear Peter,

Although several months have passed since you sold our Marina property, Mary and my appreciation for your work, and the excellent endeavors of your staff, have not diminished.

My aim in this writing is not to extol our present home- everyone knows how wonderful these islands are. Instead, our purpose is to tell you that even though we have owned and renovated over twenty houses throughout the many years of our marriage, have bought, negotiated and sold homes through many realtors, without reservation Peter Bergman Estates provided the greatest satisfaction in meeting every need we had during our constant and pleasurable association with all of you.

Please extend our best wishes to each and every member of your office.

Richard FitzGerald

Peter is a terrific agent who recently completed a second sale for us in Marina del Rey. He provided invaluable insight and recommendations–from the most marketable colors and finishes, to a variety of contractors, to staging the house so it would be very competitive in a slow market. As a result, our house sold with multiple offers in just 3 weeks. We closed escrow 30 days later with zero hassles. Thanks Peter, for a great job well done!

Jan Pope and Tom Frick

Dear Peter, Thanks a million for working with us to sell our home. You are AWESOME! We’re happy to give you a testimonial any time and look forward to working with you in the future. Very best wishes, Susan and Larry

Susan and Larry Colvin

Thanks for your well wishing, Peter.  David and I have been doing our version of a delighted Happy Dance all day.  

From November 9, the morning I first called you about the 129 Lighthouse Mall property, you have been consistently accommodating.  And Ty has been terrific—responsive at every turn, anticipating concerns and desires. You make a superb team, and we will be quick to refer others to you as we hear of a need.

We are grateful to you both for making this purchase a relatively easy transaction.  Admittedly, I was nervous at various stages of the escrow period, but it was good to be able to fall back on your experience when I was unable to envision how things might go.  I appreciated the psychological handholding at those times.  David was more calm; thank goodness. It’s good to know you two are just around the corner.  I’m glad we’ll see you in the area.  We love our new home, and we look forward to spending many happy years there.  The cherry on top is the privilege of continuing our twilight habit of a walk at the beach.  It’s something we cherish, and we don’t take it for granted. We wish for you good health, happiness and continued abundance.  It’s my opinion you two are manifesting for the overall good of our neighborhood. 

P.S.  Ty, David and I loved seeing the photos and short video of your son.  He is absolutely adorable.  It looks as though he may be a little force of nature and that he has that Bergman confidence in moving forward.  

Perhaps it will be by speech alone that he’ll conquer.  🙂

  — Illona and David