Thirteen years ago when my husband and I relocated to the Lamorinda area from San Diego we had the fortune of getting a realtor referral from friends (who had grown up in Orinda). They recommended that we work with Kurt Piper. Kurt helped us find a rental and eventually sold us our home in Lafayette “Burton Valley” at 14 Burnt Oak Circle. Ten years later after a major remodel we made the decision to sell our home. We had many other options of realtors that we could of chosen to list our home with but, Kurt was our obvious choice for a number of reasons. First off in our opinion he knows the area better than anyone because he grew up here, which to us as “out of towners” is a welcome perk. For me as a stay at home mom of three daughters his calm demeanor and ability to alway’s be available for my questions and immediately return my calls and texts was greatly appreciated. When my husband and I began discussing listing our house with Kurt it was his research and expertise that led us to quickly list and sell our home for full price. It was quite an impressive task that his team and he pulled off staging, marketing and listing our home within 5 day’s but, they did it seamlessly. One instance in particular Leslie Piper was at the house for an inspection and as she was waiting she actually helped me pack boxes……what a God Send that was. Lastly when it came to the business negotiation part of the process my husband who is an attorney/broker greatly appreciated Kurts professionalism and advocacy. Without going into details Kurt made a significant personal sacrifice in order to close the deal and for that we will be eternally grateful. As you can tell we are huge fans of Kurt and Leslie’s and the Piper groups and we will definitely use them in purchasing our next house.
We met Kurt at an open house we went to and we’re very impressed with his knowledge, professionalism and approachability. We then hired him to help us look for a home in Lamorinda. Our first meeting with him was a tour around the neighborhoods and offering up insider knowledge. His love for his community was contagious, it got us fired up. We made 3 offers over the course of a month and he was there with us every step of the way. The third time was the charm and we purchased a wonderful family home that our kids will be so lucky to grow up in. I highly recommend Kurt Piper and his team to help you find your home.
We decided to downsize at the last minute and missed out on selling our house during the prime period when families typically do. Kurt was amazing in prepping and listing our house and I can only say we were still able to sell our house in late Oct/Nov in 2018 right when the housing market slowed down. He proactively kept us updated to make sure we knew where things stood knowing there’s a lot of anxiety in selling a house than most people realize. He was also very helpful in providing creative solutions during difficult circumstances and more importantly kept in touch with interested parties. I know there are lot of agent choices out there but few like Kurt that take into account your personal considerations. During hot property markets you can’t really tell how good an agent is but during difficult markets that’s when they reveal themselves. I wouldn’t have done it any differently with Kurt. He’s the best!
Kurt is the man who will get the job done! I sold my Lafayette home in June 2007 in four days with three offers. He knows the local Lamorinda market inside and out and uses his local contacts and expertise to produce results. He will walk you through the entire transaction as a knowledgeable professional who cares. Kurt was my “Rock of Gibraltar” during my emotional and stressful relocation process. I have referred Kurt to two friends who have been just as satisfied as I was. He is the BEST!
Kurt calmly and steadfastly, steered us through our transaction that ended well for all concerned. He was a conduit connecting all the parts: he quickly lined up the various house inspections, stayed closely in touch with the lending brokers, the title company and us. As we were moving to a much smaller house he gave us suggestions for storage and recommended a reliable moving company. During a time that has to be stressful for all, and certainly for us this was true, he was a steadying force and generated a wealth on confidence. Kurt is the reliable, ethical, hard working, and connected realtor that everyone should be fortunate enough to work with whether it involves selling a home or buying a home.
With Kurt’s help I have bought and sold multiple personal residences and investment properties and every transaction has been handled professionally, personally and with great care and attention to every detail. There are several local agents in our community that I know personally and they also provide high quality service, however because of Kurt’s overall abilities and past performance, I will only utilize and recommend Kurt for my real estate transactions. Kurt Piper is a true pro who provides first class service.