We are delighted that we choose to work with Barb Brawner to sell our Orinda home. Barb is a total professional who is deeply knowledgeable about the local housing market trends and activity. Barb’s experience and expertise were essential in helping us plan, prep, stage and market our home for a quick and successful sale; she worked closely with us every step of the way including doing the excellent staging that showcased some of the special aspects of our home. We felt totally supported throughout the selling process; and Barb’s energy, enthusiasm and humor got us through those occasional frustrating parts of the selling process. Working with Barb Brawner was a total pleasure and we would highly recommend her for any real estate transaction.
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!
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.
My husband and I found Kurt from Zillow and had a great experience working with him. We were new to the area and needed his local expertise. Finding a home took a little longer than we thought it would (5 months) as the market has been very competitive in our price range. Kurt was always very patient, optimistic and supportive. He found time to come with us to open houses. He knew this was a house we wanted to be in long term and never put pressure on us to make any decisions too soon or spend more than we were comfortable with. As we were getting tired of looking, we started considering homes with lesser bedrooms and even considered homes outside of our target area but he reminded us that we should be in a house that we are excited about. He is confident in this housing market and encouraged us to not settle or lose hope. Kurt was super helpful guiding us along the purchasing process and representing our interests. Hopefully we are in this house for a while and I would work with him again and recommend him to others.
As a seller, we were very concerned about presenting our home in a attractive, professional way to get maximum return, the Piper group went beyond our expectations, and as a result, we got multiple offers, and sold our home for more than the asking price, as a direct result of professional advice and marketing from the Piper group.
Kurt Piper is an exceptional realtor. Kurt played a vital role in landing the perfect house for our family. He is extremely well connected throughout the east bay and his ability to negotiate our winning offer made all the difference.