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.
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, 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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!
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!
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.