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 the 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!
Ashley & Jackie
Kip managed to put our house on the market and arrange for an open house in just one day! He negotiated a great price from multiple offers and sold our house in 4 days for $40,000 above the asking price. He kept us informed throughout the whole process and was always extremely helpful. We were very pleased with Kip's high level of expertise and professionalism in all aspects of real estate sales. We highly recommend him to anyone who is planning to sell their home.
Gisella & Tom
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 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 $50k 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 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.
Corinne & Matt
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 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 market. He coordinated all the inspections and contract work prior to our open house which allowed my wife and I to focus more on getting ready for the big move across 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....
Conor & Liane E.
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 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.
Kelly & Amanda R
Kip and Tamara were awesome! I was very stressed having to sell my home (and not wanting to), going through a divorce and trying to find a place to live. I'm sure I wasn't easy to work with, but Kip and Tamara were so understanding. The whole process went extremely smooth, I couldn't have asked for anything more. It all happened so fast and everything fell into place. The house sold in less than 30 days with multiple offers above our asking price. I would recommend Kip and Tamara to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
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 home. Thank you team, it was really a joy working with you!!
David & Sali French
Kip was incredible! He helped me sell my family home recently in San Jose and I am not local. He kept me updated throughout the process with phone calls, emails. He gave me confidence in his capability to complete this very difficult task. He is very professional, kind and understanding. From his web marketing, the showings to the collaboration with the buyer's broker to close the sale was impeccable. I would highly recommend Kip to anyone looking for a top broker to sell their home. I am very fortunate to have had the pleasure of using his expertise in selling my family home.
Kip and Tamara have this process figured out. They helped us every step of the way keeping us calm when needed and hopeful when appropriate. They got us exactly what we wanted for our home and then Kip helped to find us our new home before it was even officially on the market. I found selling and buying to be a bit stressful but they certainly minimized the impact and allowed us to even enjoy it a bit!
Adam & Annie P
Kip Barnard came to my rescue after my mother passed away and I needed to sell her San Jose home. In addition to being knowledgeable about the listing and sales process, Kip handled all of the repairs and upgrades that were necessary to get the house in shape so we could count on a good price. Being an out-of-town owner, it was particularly valuable to have Kip as my agent – he took care of so many details for me and kept me informed at every step in the process, without drama or confusion. I don’t know what I would have done without Kip on my side. Most importantly, Kip helped me set the right price for my home, which resulted in a quick and very satisfying sale from my perspective – everything went smoothly and Kip’s recommendations and strategy turned out to be just right. I
can recommend Kip enthusiastically and without hesitation. He made a difficult process for me run smoothly and by-the-book.
Kip and Tamara sold my home in San Jose within just a few short months after I had moved to a new state. From my first meeting with
them until after the sale of my home, they were always professional, courteous and extremely knowledgeable. I always felt in good
hands...while I was still in San Jose and while working with them long distance after I had moved out of state. They made selling my home long distance easy for me. I would highly recommend them to anyone who wants to sell their home quickly and for a great price.
I highly recommend Kip & Tamara for your real estate needs. They helped us sell the home we were in and buy a larger home in a great school district. We bought the larger home via a short sale. It was a new experience for us since we had to deal with the seller's bank(s) but Kip was a calming influence as he guided us through the process and Tamara did a great job staging our home to sell.
We will definitely use them again!
Evan & Karen W