I HIGHLY RECOMMEND KEVIN IF YOU’RE LOOKING TO GET INTO THE REAL ESTATE MARKET
My wife and I were renting a 1 BR in the Beacon, and wanting to start a family, began looking to stay in the city and buy a 2BR. Since we both can get to work via Caltrain, it was really important for us to find something in Mission Bay, SoMa, South Beach or perhaps Dogpatch and Potrero Hill. For me, location was especially important because I work in Santa Clara a block from the station there, and I currently had the ideal commute, where I could work from the train, and I wanted to keep that after moving. We started looking with Redfin, but finding something in our price range and with the things we were looking for became really difficult. At an open house in SoMa we met Kevin Gueco, who was listing one of the properties we found with Redfin. He immediately seemed knowledgeable and helpful, and went out of his way to follow-up with us that weekend. After such a frustrating experience w/ Redfin (our agent rarely contacted us despite multiple check-in emails), we decided to go with Kevin. Kevin quickly opened us up to new buildings and locations we hadn’t considered before (such as a few in Potrero Hill and in the Dogpatch), but as we ruled things in and out Kevin used his access to off-market deals to get exactly what we wanted: I had seen a 2 BR go on the market at the 170 Off Third property, only a block from the 4th and King Caltrain with pool, hot tub, gym — all the amenities on our wish list. Unfortunately that penthouse was out of our price range. We toured the property anyway, and confirmed this was what we wanted — Kevin was able to find an off-market non-penthouse 2BR in the same building that was in our price range, and with that deal we are about to close on our new home! Not only did Kevin always help us with things directly and indirectly related to our hunt, he kept up with us and was very responsive, making sure nothing slipped — which is important since my wife and I both work full-time and needed that help. He was courteous, beyond-helpful, and got us the deal we wanted but never thought we’d get, without compromises! We also recommended him to another couple friend of ours and they got them an investor-owned property and they’re closing too! I highly recommend Kevin if you’re looking to get into the real estate market, especially if this is your first time. Having worked for months before with Redfin, I can say confidently we would never have gotten the place we really wanted without an agent like Kevin and his access to off-market deals.