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 La Morinda area and its real estate market is top notch. I give Kurt and his team my highest recommendation.
It took us 7 months and 80 walk throughs to find our home. Kurt Piper patiently guided us all those months; we saw him so often that at times it felt like we were his only clients. Kurt is a hustler and goes about his work with a sense of urgency. He often had the inside track into homes not yet on the market and worked hard to get us in before they hit the MLS. Kurt is accessible; he replies to texts at all hours, returns phone calls promptly and we never heard the word “no”. We recommend Kurt without hesitation. He is reliable and when he says he’s going to do something, he does it. He listens more than he speaks. Kurt gave us a leg up, and we had fun working with him.
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.
Kurt knows this business and delivers! Kurt and his team is very professional and highly productive, yet very calm and patient. He guided us (first time seller) through the whole process with ease. Being an agent in the area for a long time, he is extremely well connected with other agents as well as service providers. We were able to sell our house in less than 30 days from listing to closure, unbelievably fast and smooth! Highly recommended!
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.
Kurt Piper did a great job. He came up with a good long-term plan to get our house ready for sale. And helped get us a very price. He was easy to deal with, very friendly and kept us to our timetable.