Close

Testimonials

He’s the best!

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!

I would highly recommend Kurt Piper for your real estate needs!

We sold our house with Kurt in 2018. The house needed some work to be ready for sale and Kurt and his associates took care of recommending and scheduling resources to complete the work. The house was staged beautifully and sold immediately. I would highly recommend Kurt Piper for your real estate needs!

Highly recommended!

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!

I have never seen home purchase go so smoothly

We met Kurt when he was selling agent on what is now our current home. At the time our purchase was contingent on the sale of our home and there was a small window to make everything happen, nothing was guaranteed. His professionalism, local knowledge and level of care led us to work with him to put our house on the market, sell our old house and buy our current one. He and his team were able to stage our home and get it open in less than a week and it was sold only two weeks later, over the asking price, and just in time for us to close on the home of our dreams. Kurt was able to recommend local inspectors, handymen and yard services to quickly work through the listing and closing processes. I have never seen home purchase go so smoothly, especially one as complicated and time effected as this one. Kurt set clear expectations at the start and he surpassed them in every way. I look forward to working with him again.

We benefited from his expertise throughout all phases

Kurt produced results and is a pleasure to work with! He is knowledgeable, hardworking, well-connected, and patient. An experienced real estate friend and I interviewed several realtors in the area before deciding on Kurt. He was the listing agent for the sale of 2 Lafayette houses in 2018 owned by a trust for which I am responsible. These properties were unique even for Lafayette. We benefited from his expertise throughout all phases from preparation to completion of sales. The trust was pleased with his work including complex negotiations. The trust has another house to bring to market and its decision makers decided on Kurt for the third house based on his handling and outcomes of the prior two.

We are very grateful

We hired Kurt and his team to list our home in Burton Valley and we are so glad that we did! He put together a comprehensive program for us that included a timetable of work that he recommended that we have done (as well as recommending against some work – equally important), staging, a schedule of showing dates and finally a date upon which we would review offers. He made the entire process easy for us and he was professional, kind, responsive and is the expert for Burton Valley real estate. The house sold quickly for over-asking price. We are very grateful to Kurt and Leslie for the outstanding manner in which they handled every detail. We greatly appreciated his professionalism and integrity, kindness and thoroughness. Thank you, Kurt and Leslie!

Kurt Piper and his team represented us very well

Kurt Piper and his team represented us very well; guided us through the sales process, and the close of escrow. We enjoyed his professionalism and relaxed approach to what could be a stressful experience.

Our winning offer made all the difference

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.

Kurt and his team were extremely knowledgable

It all started when I decided to move to a retirement community in Marin. Part of my motivation to move was not wanting to deal with several major repair issues in my backyard. I engaged the Kurt Piper Group, and we agreed the house would be fixed up, staged, and put on the market after I moved. But word leaked out that I was moving, so there were various inquiries and requests to see the house. Kurt sensed the time was right to change plans. So he set up two “off market” open houses. The turnout was excellent, and it resulted in multiple offers. I accepted the one that met all my hoped for criteria. The house was sold “as is” before I moved, and I was allowed to stay rent free until my move date. Fantastic!! Kurt and his team were extremely knowledgable, consistently thought outside the box, and were very pleasant and responsive throughout the process.

We have no hesitation in recommending the KP Team.

Firstly, we believe it makes sense to choose a ‘Realtor Team’ not a ‘One Man Band’. We found all members of the KP Team to be well briefed and knowledgeable of our needs. Our sale, like most had complexities which required the plan to be reviewed and changed. We found that Kurt and his team showed an impressive agility to handle this. They set our expectations at the correct level and always did what they promised. Gold dust.

They piloted us through the sale keeping us fully informed. We have no hesitation in recommending the KP Team.

I highly recommend Kurt Piper and his team

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.

The Piper group went beyond expectations

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.

Their contacts and reputation in the community were invaluable in helping us

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.

We had a great experience

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 and his staff were available and responsive

Kurt helped us sell our home and buy our new home this past summer. We could always count on Kurt to provide useful insight from his years of experience – I can’t stress how valuable that was. Kurt and his staff were available and responsive to our questions and anything we needed during the process.

He and his team are very professional and I highly recommend him.

I give Kurt and his team my highest recommendation

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.

A five star recommendation

Professional, friendly, active, superior service and advice–a five star recommendation from my wife and me. Incidentally, we used Kurt as our agent when we purchased our home many years ago so what with that experience Kurt was the clear choice when we decided to sell.

We recommend Kurt without hesitation.

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.

I recommend without reservation

Kurt Piper provided invaluable insight and assistance in all aspects of our cross-country move and home purchase. Kurt helped us gain a deep understanding of the local area and schools which gave us confidence to make a substantial investment in a home. He listened closely to our desires and helped us find multiple homes that suited our needs. After picking the home we wanted, Kurt successfully spearheaded the complex negotiation and inspection process with the sellers. And after we moved in, Kurt put us in touch with multiple individuals from arborists to insurance providers to fellow parents at our kids’ schools so that we could quickly get settled and move on with our lives. In short, Kurt is an outstanding real estate professional. c.

We will definitely use them in purchasing our next house

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.

Fantastic!! Kurt and his team were extremely knowledgeable, consistently thought outside the box…

It all started when I decided to move to a retirement community in Marin. Part of my motivation to move was not wanting to deal with several major repair issues in my backyard. I engaged the Kurt Piper Group, and we agreed the house would be fixed up, staged, and put on the market after I moved. But word leaked out that I was moving, so there were various inquiries and requests to see the house. Kurt sensed the time was right to change plans. So he set up two “off market” open houses. The turnout was excellent, and it resulted in multiple offers. I accepted the one that met all my hoped for criteria. The house was sold “as is” before I moved, and I was allowed to stay rent free until my move date. Fantastic!! Kurt and his team were extremely knowledgeable, consistently thought outside the box, and were very pleasant and responsive throughout the process.

Richard Morrison

Available and responsive to our questions and anything we needed during the process…

Kurt helped us sell our home and buy our new home this past summer. We could always count on Kurt to provide useful insight from his years of experience-I can’t stress how valuable that was. Kurt and his staff were available and responsive to our questions and anything we needed during the process. He and his team are very professional and I highly recommend him

Melkrun

Found the perfect home for us…

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.

Tony Valenzuala

Super helpful guiding us along the purchasing process and representing our interests…

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.

Stephanie & Mel Gee

Kurt, Leslie, and their team did a great job…

Kurt, Leslie, and their 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.

Frank

He was easy to deal with, very friendly and kept us to our timetable…

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.

Devon Flynn

The Piper group went beyond our expectations…

As a seller, we were very concerned about presenting our home in an 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. I will always recommend them to my friends.

Bryan & Judy Welden

They were with us every step of the way…

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.

Alison & Eddie Shuai

All members of the KP Team to be well briefed and knowledgeable of our needs…

Firstly, we believe it makes sense to choose a ‘Realtor Team’ not a ‘One Man Band’. We found all members of the KP Team to be well briefed and knowledgeable of our needs. Our sale, like most had complexities which required the plan to be reviewed and changed. We found that Kurt and his team showed an impressive agility to handle this. They set our expectations at the correct level and always did what they promised. Gold dust. They piloted us through the sale keeping us fully informed. We have no hesitation in recommending the KP Team

John & Anne Marie Walsh

Reliable, ethical, hard working, and connected…

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.

Hillel and Vici Resner

Knows the local Lamorinda market inside and out…

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!

Nancy Vasco

Patient and helpful as we searched for our perfect home…

When we were ready to sell our first house, we researched several agents, but sought Kurt as our listing agent because, in our opinion, he was the best in the area. We were not disappointed. While we were looking for homes, Kurt was patient and helpful as we searched for our perfect home. He took the time to gain a good understanding of what we were looking for and showed us many homes. We trusted his advice completely during the negotiations and found him to be fair, aggressive and knowledgeable. We would not hesitate to use Kurt in the future and would strongly recommend him to anyone!

Keb and Monica Byers

Anyone needing an agent in this area would be well served…

The qualities that we were hoping for in a Realtor were those are integrity and knowledge of the local area. Kurt Piper fit the bill perfectly! He was always available to answer questions and didn’t hesitate to spend as much time as we needed for our search. He could point out pluses and minuses of various locations depending on your personal circumstances and desires. Kurt showed us countless properties without the least hint of pressure to act sooner than we were ready and comfortable. After finding the perfect property, he walked us seamlessly through the process to its completion. Anyone needing an agent in this area would be well served by contacting Kurt Piper!

Leila Douglah

Provides first class service…

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.

Paul Curtis

Promptness and level of attention gave us a great deal of comfort…

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.

Matt & Jennifer Crossland

Would highly recommend to anyone…

Kurt helped us with the purchase process of our new home and helped us get our house on the market quickly. He used his knowledge of the market to help us price our house appropriately, and we sold relatively quickly. He was deeply involved in the inspection processes and patiently answered all of our questions. Kurt has continued to be a resource for service providers for plumbing, drainage, and other work we needed to complete on our house. Kurt kept a level head during stressful negotiations. We really respect Kurt professionally and personally and would highly recommend him to anyone!

Eric & Ana Moon

Found our dream home…

When we first met with Kurt, he was fully prepared with documents about other homes in our area. He took us step by step and coached us on how to stage our house, etc.
When it came to buying our next home, he knew our taste, our needs, and really our overall expectations. He showed us just the right properties, and found our dream home that we’ll live in for years. I can’t say enough about Kurt and his team (especially Leslie and Scott!!!) who helped guide us through this somewhat stressful time in our lives.

Dave and Amy Lewis