BUYERS + SELLERS + BUYERS
BUYER + SELLER+SOON-TO-BE-BUYER
REPEAT BUYERS + SELLERS
INCOME PROPERTY SELLER + FIXER BUYER IN TRENDING AREA
When I had my first phone conversation with Kevin and Jonathan over a year ago, my gut told me that THIS is the team I want to work with when the time came for me to sell. I didn’t even bother interviewing other agents. They worked with me on both selling and buying transactions and the results below speak from themselves.
In addition, this was all done through the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
6 days: the time from listing my last home to being in contract with a cash offer at 27% over asking
19 days: escrow days for selling my last home
2 days: the time period between closing on my last home and finding a target property to buy
7 days: from the list date to being the winning bid against 18 other bids.
We weren’t the highest bid, nor were we a cash offer, but we were the best presented one.
In this highly competitive real estate environment, this is where Kevin and Jonathan truly excelled in providing guidance and getting all our ducks in a row. Presentation matters!!! 15 days: escrow length for the new home. 8 weeks: from the day I listed my last home for sale to the day I had keys in my hand to my new home (Yes, it only took 8 weeks) If there was one word to describe my experience with Kevin and Jonathan, it’s “smart”. They know the current environment and also helped educate and guide me to getting both buying and selling done.
After selling, I had a lot of fear I wouldn’t be able to find a new home. I’ve heard countless stories and read countless articles of buyers losing out to cash offers and it was discouraging. With their help, we were able to orchestrate a truly competitive non-cash offer. I honestly didn’t think this would all be done before 2018 arrived, and now I’m an extremely happy client.
SELLERS WHO REMODELED IN A TRENDING NEIGHBORHOOD
Kevin and Jonathan were our buying agents when we bought our Noe Valley condo last year. They were an absolute pleasure to work with and helped us close an awesome place in an amazing neighborhood.
We were on a very tight timeline and it was very reassuring to know that they were constantly sending us listings and looking out for us. Despite the tight timeline they told us to be patient (yes, even in this market!) and not to compromise on the important fundamentals. They helped organize private showings, walkthroughs, connected us with the inspection agents and guided us through the offer-writing process. They were always available and replied to all our emails, texts and phone calls -— day or night 🙂
We would highly recommend Kevin and Jonathan — their insight and knowledge of the SF market is amazing and they’ll help you find the right house.
SELLERS + BUYERS
Kevin’s enthusiasm with his profession was apparent when I first met him at an open-house he was hosting. When we were ready to work with a new agent, I had no hesitation to engage him. Kevin not only helped us find a new home in the ideal neighborhood, he also managed to sell our condo (very shortly after) way above asking. He is very knowledgeable with the SF market and has a vast network to provide insights to off-MLS availability. In fact we found our current place off-market from his contacts, and even worked with his recommended Mortgage Broker to secure our loan. He was a great resource for us during both the confusing buying & selling processes. I highly recommend him to help you procure or sell your property.
OFF-MARKET BUYER BUYING FROM LANDLORD
Kevin is AMAZING! I was offered a private sale and he came in and helped make it happen! I was basically buying a home with no planning and he explained the process, negotiated with the sellers and made the whole process SO much easier.
Kevin is an attorney, from a top 10 law school, who is now working in real estate in a city he is has known for a long time. You basically could not ask for more in an agent! He has contacts all over the city – for home improvements, loans, insurance… Combine that with his simple, beautifully designed handouts on basically every part of the process and you have a match made in heaven! You couldn’t ask for more! 🙂
BUYERS + SELLERS
FIRST-TIME BUYERS WIN OFF-MARKET NOE VALLEY
We worked primarily with Kevin on our search for a new home in San Francisco. As first time buyers unsure of exactly what we wanted, not to mention where in the city we wanted to be, Kevin was very patient andgenerous with his time in order to help us figure out what would best fit our desires and budget. With the training and attention-to-detail of a lawyer and the eye of a designer, Kevin has all the right skills. He is personable, professional, hard-working and well-connected amongst agents in the city. Kevin ultimately found an off-market property in Noe Valley, at the right price, that is perfect for us.
He knew it, we knew it, and within 24 hours of seeing the property we had a signed contract.
We were able to move with speed and confidence because of our trust in Kevin, the time he took to educate us in advance throughout our search, and his outstanding market knowledge. We are nothing but happy with our new home and with the outstanding service Kevin provided. Even now, Kevin and Jonathan are only a text or email away with recommendations or answers to our questions. We highly recommend working with K&J.
SELLERS WHO REMODELED + BUYERS WHO SAW IT EARLY
What can I say about Kevin and Jonathan? They are AMAZING! We relied on Kevin and Jonathan to help us navigate the treacherous San Francisco real estate market, both on the selling and the buying side.
Kevin and Jonathan had excellent suggestions to prepare our condo for market. Not only did Kevin guide us through an extensive remodel of our condo, he was very hands on and actually did some of the finishing touches to our condo himself! He rolled up his sleeves and put in new door knobs, did some tiling, and assisted with some light fixtures and so many other things. That’s commitment!
We trusted them because they knew the market, what buyers wanted, and how to quickly bring a product to market. Kevin has personal relationships with contractors, painters, stagers, etc. that really managed to streamline the preparation process in an efficient and cost effective manner. This is an invaluable asset that his clients benefit from.
As a result of Kevin and Jonathan’s instincts, resources and knowledge, and after just one open house, we were in contract to sell in about 4 days and way above the list price!
Kevin and Jonathan also guided us through the buying process. They are very keyed into the local San Francisco market and know about many properties that are unlisted. Again, it is their personal relationships with others (peer real estate agents, developers, etc) that really give them the inside scoop on upcoming listings or pocket listings. In a competitive real estate market, these intangibles that Kevin possesses is crucial to a successful buying process.
Kevin was able to spot our new home even before most people knew it was going on the market. He used his personal relationship with the selling agent to get a sneak peek of the property. We were also able to tour the property before other buyers. I believe it was Kevin’s persistence and preparation that we got the winning offer for our new place. Kevin’s preparation of our offer was like a college application — with personal touches that made our offer stand out in a competitive market.
We wholeheartedly recommend contacting Kevin and Jonathan if you are thinking about buying or selling in the bay area. They are responsive (answer all emails and texts with lightning speed), courteous, friendly and efficient. And at times they can act as therapists for the stressed out seller/buyer client that they occasionally encounter 🙂
No doubt, Kevin and Jonathan possess assets and intangibles that will successfully guide you through a very competitive selling/buying process in the bay area. We are extremely happy we called them and remain forever grateful to them. Don’t hesitate to give them a call when you sell/buy!
SELLERS WHO REMODELED AND REAPED THE BENEFITS
At $245K over asking and $441K over initial estimated sales price they knocked the sale of my husband’s condo out of this world. I wouldn’t be surprised if they set a sales price record for the area! Kevin and Jonathan are without a doubt the most amazing real estate duo we have ever met. If we could we would give them more stars we would!
They took my husband’s tired old pink-carpeted condo and transformed it into a beautifully chic contemporary home. Kevin’s keen negotiating skills helped us stave off possible issues with neighbors during the renovation project. This renovation was entirely run by Kevin and Jonathan and their team. We live out of state and were very concerned with just being able to remove personal property and clean the place. It was quite a conundrum. Enter Kevin and Jonathan(and of course Raffi, their adorable black lab!). Within a couple of days of explaining to them the situation and some “hiccups” we were having with the condo, the condo was on its way to being transformed.
Kevin worked tirelessly overseeing the renovation project and Jonathan calmed my frazzled nerves more than once. (Basically Jonathan was the calm and Kevin the storm) They kept us informed the entire time by sending photos and video’s of the progress and answering endless emails and texts. When my husband and son had make a trip to San Francisco for condo related business, Kevin and Jonathan were there to help them with accommodations and even met with them at night to discuss the progress of the renovation
Once the property was ready for sale, they quickly placed it on the market and just as quickly sold it! We had a broker’s open midweek and then a public open house the following Sunday. Monday we received offers, and Tuesday we were under contract. Then the following Monday we closed. We simply can’t say enough about these two wonderful guys
Our advice is, just trust their judgment and expertise and you will be very, very pleased!
Patiently continued to send me listings and opinions on houses until we found one that I loved, and then held my hand through the insanely stressful real estate process of San Francisco.
Does a great job of providing professional-looking documents and very tech savvy (inviting me to iPhoto albums of properties). Also did a great job pouring through disclosure packets with what stands out and what doesn’t (especially for a first time home buyer).
Big props to Kevin, who was my buying agent a few years back! My late review now is really just piling on the praise.
To cut to the chase, buying a good place in SF requires that your agent understands the market, knows what is and isn’t a real neighborhood (see: “The Quad”), knows who is representing the seller, and can competently assess the risk areas of a house (when so many are over 100 years old).
With those skills, Kevin helped keep me steady and guide me through the emotional rollercoaster of real estate in SF to finally have a place to call my own!
I was a first-time buyer with a demanding work schedule, and Kevin showed incredible energy and patience. He worked me through the hoops of viewing new-build properties (pre-approvals/appointments) to evaluating properties to navigating the buying process.
Above all, Kevin was incredible at execution. He moves fast, leverages a broad and loyal network, and knows which processes to approach with diligence. The first offer we submitted turned out to be the only one I needed; I got the place without being the highest bidder.
BUYERS WHO SWITCHED TO KEVIN+JONATHAN
SELLERS WHO REMODELED WHILE LEAVING SAN FRANCISCO
BUYERS WHO SWITCHED TO KEVIN+JONATHAN
As first time homebuyers, we were very new to the whole process of purchasing a home in San Francisco and felt extremely anxious. We wanted our agent to be available to answer our every question, reassure us about every concern and walk us through every step of a home buying process. Kevin did just that! Additionally, we were on a very tight deadline and had only two months to locate the property and close it, which also added a lot of pressure on Kevin and us.
Kevin walked us through every step and he explained every detail of winning an offer in a multi bidding world of San Francisco real estate market. Kevin connected us to highly qualified team of lenders, real estate attorneys and appraisers. Kevin responded to all our emails, texts and phone calls in a timely manner.
Furthermore, there is no question you cannot ask Kevin. Kevin can find a solution to the most difficult situation and resolve it smoothly and fast. Additionally, besides being a real estate broker, Kevin is an attorney at law, and his law expertise helps tremendously with navigating SF real estate market.
We closed on the house within two months, during which we have located the property and made a winning offer. We cannot be happier with our new home. We became good friends with Kevin and we still ask for his advice and expertise. When we are ready to purchase the next property, we will only work with Kevin and so should you. If you are first time buyer or a seasoned one, Kevin will provide you with services that tailored to your specific needs.