"Wow! The services provided by Kip and Tamara were exceptional. We recently worked with them selling our home in Cambrian Park and the process was extremely easy with great communication along the way. They were always available to answer any questions we had and seem to have connections with every great person in the business. From the initial contact to the listing of our home, only several days had passed. In those few days, our home was staged beautifully, professional photographs were taken, a beautiful listing was created, and a weekend open house was scheduled. The open house was extremely well attended with excellent feedback. The house was marketed so well in fact, we received multiple offers on our home, all above the list price. We were able to accept a great offer that was 10% above the listing! Kip moved the process along quickly, closely adhering to our timeline, which was imperative in order to move out of state due to a work transfer. Kip handled a few minor hiccups (on the part of the buyer) very calmly and professionally. We closed on time, as promised, and could not be happier with the end result. We would highly recommend working with Kip and Tamara when buying or selling a home. They are both extremely knowledgeable of every facet of real estate. We never doubted their expertise at any point throughout the process and it could not have been easier. They even tolerated and worked around our 3 yippy Chihuahuas!"
"Kip was our real estate agent for both buying and selling our home. On the selling side, he and his wife Tamara offered us helpful suggestions on how to get our home ready for showing. They provided some much need artwork to the walls and some decor to add to the ambiance. It really gave our place a much-needed makeover. He always kept us updated on any activity via email and over the phone. As our daughter was 8 months old at the time, he respected our provided windows of time when the showing was acceptable and scheduled open houses on the weekend so we didn't have to be gone all day for multiple appointments. He never pressured us to sell for less than what we thought we deserved and provided insight that led to the sale of our property at a higher dollar amount than we thought possible since other units in our complex had sold for less. On the buying side, Kip was always available to show us homes and meet us at open houses. He was our advocate and fought for us every step of the way. His knowledge base and network far surpassed our expectations and we were able to purchase our dream house in a competitive market at list price with an FHA loan and closed in 35 days at Christmas time. We will recommend him to anyone looking for a Realtor® in our area and we are so thankful he was recommended to us."
"We just bought our first home with the help of Kip! Kip was an awesome advisor throughout the entire process right from advising on mortgage approval preparedness till the handover of keys to the home. He helped demystify the entire process which helped us greatly with focusing on what we need in a home rather than worrying about the technical details of the home buying process. Kip helped us evaluate the homes we were visiting giving details about the community, schools, general build quality of the home, estimates of how much it would cost to renovate as per our needs, market trends, etc. He was diligent with the documentation trail he took time to explain all important terms and conditions over phone calls; he too reviewed the home disclosure documents and pointed out any gotchas. He worked with the loan and escrow officers to make sure the loan closed as per the timelines. While Kip advised us a lot on various things, he always gave us the freedom to make the ultimate decision on whether to go for a specific home he did not force on us his opinions nor did he suggest a specific price to make an offer at. He presented us with the facts and let us make the final call. All in all, Kip is thoroughly professional, knowledgeable, and very easy to work with. We strongly recommend him as a buyer's agent."
"Kip and Tamara recently helped us sell our home in San Jose prior to moving to Michigan. Not only did Kip sell our house, but he got us almost 10% over the asking price! I realize that market conditions have a lot to do with the final sale price, but I feel like Kip handled the situation perfectly in order to maximize how much we got for our home. In addition to being a pleasure to work with, Kip was incredibly proactive in every aspect of bringing our house to the market. He coordinated all the inspections and contract work prior to our open house which allowed my wife and me to focus more on getting ready for the big move across the country. The bottom line is that we were very fortunate to have Kip as our Realtor®. My wife and I agree that his years of experience in real estate, coupled with his understanding of changing market conditions, allowed us to achieve our goal of maximizing the amount of money we got for our home. The fact that he was also awesome to work with was an added bonus. If we had to sell or buy a house in the Bay Area again, there's no doubt Kip would be our first stop. Now, if only we could find a Realtor® as good as Kip in Michigan."
"We worked with Kip and Tamara Barnard to sell our home in Willow Glen in June/July of 2013. From the start, we got excellent service and were really pleased that we'd decided to go with Kip and Tamara. The time that we were preparing the home for the market, and when it was on the market, I was extremely busy at work but Kip really helped make the whole process as easy as possible. Every single time I called him, through the entire process, he picked up his phone so even when I was busy there was no playing phone tag with Kip. Tamara worked to stage the house, helping us get the space looking great so it would get multiple offers. We did get multiple offers and ended up selling our home for over $50,000 more than we'd listed it for, going into contract less than a week after listing. Also, Kip is a broker and has a thorough understanding of what happens between going into a contract and closing the deal. He helped us work around some of the issues our home had, such as a pre-existing non-permitted addition, that could have been an issue when it came to getting appraisals."
"When my husband and I decided to sell our home in Santa Clara we immediately thought of Kip and Tamara. A few years prior, they helped us with a property evaluation when we were looking for an equity line and wanted to know our market value. They did such an excellent job then that we knew they would be the people to represent us in our community. As expected, Kip jumped into action and prepared an incredible marketing plan. Photographers, online, print media, everyone was very professional and did a great job. As a result, the property went on the market (in the Fall, no less) and sold within 5 days! Kip and Tamara continued their dedication to the property, ordered all the necessary inspections, and had everyone needed to finish off the sale. We closed, without incident, in 30 days, and was probably the easiest sale David and I have ever gone through. We couldn't wait to refer Kip and Tamara to our neighbors who were also considering selling their homes. Thank you team, it was really a joy working with you!"
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