Kurt and team did a great job in helping sell our home in Lafayette. Their contacts and reputation in the community were invaluable in helping us recover from a poor representation by another company.
My wife and I worked with Kurt for about 18 months to find a home in Lafayette. When we were finally ready to move, he knew exactly what we wanted and found the perfect home for us. His knowledge of the Lamorinda area and its real estate market is top notch. I give Kurt and his team my highest recommendation.
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.
Our family moved across the country from New York to California. His promptness and level of attention gave us a great deal of comfort in an otherwise highly stressful situation. After selecting the home we wanted to buy, Kurt was crucial in helping us through the negotiation process with the seller, hiring the inspectors and conducting the many inspections of the home, and helping to quarterback the homes financing, escrow, appraisal, insurance, and closing. Finally, once we moved, Kurt checked in with us regularly, introduced us to neighbors, connected us with providers of extracurricular activities for our children. We would strongly recommend him to anyone.
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!
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.