One of their many strengths is breaking down the many steps of purchasing a home into simple easy to understand terms. Their advice was always considerate, honest and supportive.
— Ross+Rhea , Buyers, Industrial Design + Tech, Castro/Eureka Valley/Mission Dolores, who, after a few bids, beat out higher offers here as the seller’s agent knew we’d get the job done.
We talked to a number of buyers’ agents, however Kevin and Jonathan really stood out. Not only did they answer all our questions with their wealth of online information, but also taught us what to look for (and what to watch out for) in person as we toured homes with them.
Once we found *the home* they helped us craft an amazing pre-emptive offer that landed us the house. After we were under contract, Kevin and Jonathan handled all the little details, allowing us to close in under 2 weeks!
With all the people we interacted with in the home-buying process, Kevin and Jonathan are our top recommendation.
— Kitt and Jonathan, Buyers, Tech + Internet Architecture, Bernal Heights
If there was one word to describe my experience with Kevin and Jonathan, it’s ”smart.” They know the current market environment and also helped educate and guide me to getting both buying and selling done.
— Clodel, Seller and Buyer, Retail Apps.,SoMa + Excelsior
— Mary W., Seller, Government, the Richmond District, whose property sold in a week, over asking after she followed our prep plan.
We trusted Kevin right from the beginning and his combination of being very professional, knowledgeable but at the same time understanding the emotional side that we went through purchasing the home. This was truly an amazing experience
— Oliver + Janette, Buyers, Tech/Industrial Design, The Richmond, a pre-emptive offer that saved time and money
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Hello. We’re Kevin Ho + Jonathan McNarry and we do real estate in San Francisco; we love what we do and we do what we love
Partners in life and in business, dog-dads, homeowners in San Francisco who did the massive renovation, who’ve been renters and who are the top-ranked, experienced, and knowledgeable, real estate agents working with successful buyers and sellers with a distinct energy, perspective and dedication.
Our clients — buyers and sellers — come from all walks of life and are as diverse as the City is. As varied as they are they have at least one thing in common — real estate success in San Francisco (and beyond) with Kevin+Jonathan (and Raffi). Read more about us, hear from our clients and see our deeply enriching approach to our work by poking , Shall we get started?
- Lawyer. Realtor. Trained Mediator. Former Reporter. Dog Dad.
- After finding their house at a garage sale, oversaw an 11-month full renovation of it; still tinkers everyday to perfect it.
- Native Iowan, San Franciscan since 2004 via Berkeley, London, Oxford and St. Louis.
- The chatty one with the vision thing.
- Realtor. Notary Public. ICU/Critical Care Nurse. Respiratory Therapist/EMT, Paramedic. Banking. Real Estate Development. Dog Dad.
- Top producer, who supported and endured that 11-month SF home reno and subsequent fine-tuning that still goes on to this day.
- Native Briton, San Franciscan since 2008 via Atlanta, Brighton and Belfast.
- The direct one who is always watching out for us, our clients and market changes.
- Real Estate Dog Extraordinaire. Conversation Starter. Listing, Calendar and Video Model. An Actual Dog.
- Now enjoying the many spaces in the renovated home with yard perfect for playing catch and catching some sun.
- Marin County Native (Guide Dogs San Rafael), San Franciscan since 2010.
- The furry, four-legged one who is always watching out for comfort and treats.
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Our seller services includes a bit of humor, candor and perspective thrown in for good measure. And, unlike many agents out there, our success is rooted in the fact that we genuinely care about our clients as your story and goals are at the root of our joint success.
We regularly set, break or exceed local sales records with our listings. While spending and investing in your property is essential, we strive to prepare (and adhere to) preparation budgets, and individual constraints to create a bespoke product that connects with the best buyers on an emotional level to get the best outcome possible. While every property might not need to be bespoke, our results will be.
“You guys always prepare and present your listings so well it’s not fair to other agents. Your clients are so lucky to have you because you so do so much for them.”
— Founder, Vanguard Properties
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Most of us can work out a mass transit map, right? To shed some light on what home buying may be like for you, we've made our own journey guide to buying your next home and to let sellers know what you may expect too when selling your home.
Hi, we’re Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry of Vanguard Properties in San Francisco, California. We’re partners in life and in business. Together with our big black Labrador retriever, Raffi, we are top producing Realtors in San Francisco’s competitive and valuable residential real estate market.
We truly love what we do and are passionately committed to our clients, their needs and advancing their interests. We represent both buyers and sellers with many repeat clients but we are always expanding our client base. Our belief is that by working with you you will make better informed decisions in this most important of areas of life.
We invite you to contact us to learn more and to start your success story now.
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