Broker / Owner (21 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Consulting

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Mark Van Kaenel and his assistant Tia Frazier were truly a pleasure to deal with. They worked closely with us throughout the process of selling a home that resulted in a very quick sale for an amount that far exceeded our expectations.<br/><br/>Our situation involved the sale of a house which had belonged to a family member who had passed. The house became part of a living trust. The house was in quite poor condition and we really didn't know how to proceed with trying to sell it. Mark and Tia started working on a plan immediately after asking for their help. They came up with some great, realistic ideas which matched our family's objectives (i.e., not spend too much money) regarding prepping the property for sale. We trusted and followed all suggestions and are very glad we did.<br/><br/>Just as we received the necessary legal paperwork regarding the trust, the house had been prepped and was ready to be listed and officially placed on the market. Mark developed an excellent pricing strategy which resulted in numerous (!) offers and a final selling price well over what we had hoped for exactly 7 days after "going live." The sale closed only seven days later.<br/><br/>The whole process went flawlessly. Any and all questions were quickly handled by Mark or Tia. We felt confident in our decision to hire them and they did not disappoint.<br/><br/>We highly recommend Mark and his office for any of your real estate needs.

  

02/06/2015 - maefisher
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $800K in Cambrian Park, San Jose, CA.

Mark Van Kaenel and his assistant Tia Frazier were truly a pleasure to deal with. They worked closely with us throughout the process of selling a home that resulted in a very quick sale for an amount that far exceeded our expectations.

Our situation involved the sale of a house which had belonged to a family member who had passed. The house became part of a living trust. The house was in quite poor condition and we really didn't know how to proceed with trying to sell it. Mark and Tia started working on a plan immediately after asking for their help. They came up with some great, realistic ideas which matched our family's objectives (i.e., not spend too much money) regarding prepping the property for sale. We trusted and followed all suggestions and are very glad we did.

Just as we received the necessary legal paperwork regarding the trust, the house had been prepped and was ready to be listed and officially placed on the market. Mark developed an excellent pricing strategy which resulted in numerous (!) offers and a final selling price well over what we had hoped for exactly 7 days after "going live." The sale closed only seven days later.

The whole process went flawlessly. Any and all questions were quickly handled by Mark or Tia. We felt confident in our decision to hire them and they did not disappoint.

We highly recommend Mark and his office for any of your real estate needs.

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10/20/2014 - crowekits
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.275M in Almaden Valley, San Jose, CA.

Mark and his assistant, Tia are fantastic!! We had been looking for a home for months, with very specific criteria, during a time that there wasn't much inventory. They stuck with us and continued to show us houses until we found our dream home! Mark negotiated a contingency sale on our dream house (virtually unheard of these days!) for the sale of our home in Cupertino. Mark also sold our house in Cupertino in a record 5 days! We had multiple offers that were WAY, WAY over the asking price! We believe that was due to Mark and Tia's attention to details like the beautiful brochure they produced, signage, advertising (everywhere!), and Mark's awesome negotiation skills. If we ever move again, Mark VonKaenel is who we will call! Thanks Mark!

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07/09/2014 - zuser20140517133302808
Sold a home in 2014 in Cambrian Park, Cambrian Park, CA 95124.

After interviewing 4 different Brokers in the area we settled on Mark Von Kaenel. We are so glad we did. We live out of state and wanted to sell a rental property that had been our main residence for 30+ years. This was an emotional process and "team Von Kaenel" handled it as such. His strategy from the very beginning was one of preparedness. He was ready and equipped for EVERYTHING we came against in the sale process. His assistant, Tia Frazier was worth her weight in gold to us. Mark was VERY responsive to all of our phone calls and concerns. His team was professional and thorough throughout the process. The company they used to stage our home made it beautiful beyond recognition. We have 2 more properties we will be selling in the future and there is no doubt we will only use Mark Von Kaenel and his team.

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04/01/2014 - Yoyo Wang
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $950K in Los Gatos, CA.

Mark sold us our house in Los Gatos last month. He was seller's agent, we met him at the house and used him as our buyer's agent.

He is very honest, friendly, knowledgeable, professional and respectful. He does not push you to make any decision in rush, instead, he listed all the pros and cons for you, let you to think thoroughly before moving to next step, that's a part we really like.

He even helped us to get our loan through his resource, when there was some unexpected issue popping up to our supposed to be no problem loan application. This was above and beyond what was expected of him and was greatly appreciated by us.

I would love to recommend Mark -- he is a super agent and has great connections!

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03/29/2014 - kthagan
Sold a home in 2014 in Austin, Los Gatos, CA 95030.

I interviewed three realtors from three different firms and after a 1 hour final interview, I chose Mark. I liked the method that he used to estimate the list price of the house and also the speed at which he prepared this information and the format in which it was presented. I then grilled him on some of the finer details of the whole process and his local knowledge and expertise. I was impressed throughout the process.

Once we signed our listing agreement, the listing process went smoothly. He managed the vendors, gave me estimates to approve and then made sure that the work was completed. We completed the house prep in less than two weeks and brought the house to market quickly.

As he promised, he handled the open houses himself and provided market feedback up until the time that we accepted offers. He then summarized the offers and advised us through the process of choosing one.

Everything proceeded smoothly and the house closed on time and sold at a good price. I would recommend Mark to anyone selling a house in the Los Gatos area.

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12/06/2012 - user3564905
Sold a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $1.0M in Los Gatos, CA.

Mark von Kaenel is both a friend and our real estate agent for many transactions. He is one of the finest out there and you will be very pleased with his work and that of his colleagues. I was a full-time broker myself in the 70s and the 80s of the last century and I can attest to his professionalism and abilities. His team provides complete listing and sales services as well as property management. He has acquired some of the finest and brightest of real estate professionals to help him. You are in good hands with Mark and his team. Jim & Marge Bottini

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10/01/2012 - user9141849
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $1.6M in Los Gatos, CA.

Best Broker, Agent, Staff and Team ever...

Mark knows the market - He got us the right place for the right price at the right time!

Great contacts to get everything needed to make our new home possible.

Looking forward to working with Mark to sell our previous home...

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09/28/2012 - prodrigu
Sold a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $575K in Santa Teresa, San Jose, CA.

I would absolutely recommend Mark von Kaenel & Associates! Out of a 1-10 point scale, Mark rates 15 or more. He is that good!!

My husband and I are only “a little” high maintenance. That said ... Mark and associates (Eric) have always been thorough, informative and helpful. I can’t believe it has been 10 years since we started with his office. We look forward to many, many more years of buying, selling and eventually renting/property management in our future.

Mark’s office is very professional, supportive, easy to work with and responsive. When Mark and his associates represent you as your Realtor and/or Property Manager, they truly represent you. When we were looking for our recent home it was over the holiday weekend when the home we wanted became available. We called to leave them a message that we were aware it was up for sale, as most companies are non-responsive during the holidays, and they were already on it. The papers were already being drawn up and they just needed our signatures. We were blown away. When it comes to Mark and his office, we DEFINITELY feel that we are taken care of. Mike and I feel very fortunate to have called him years ago!

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09/25/2012 - Northern California
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $750K in Los Gatos, CA.

Mark is very trustworthy. The experience we had with Mark and his staff rank #1. All through the sales process Mark and his associates were always there providing very professional guidance through the real estate maze.

Though we were 160 miles away, Mark made it a point to contact us frequently to let us know how it was going or just to see how we were doing. We enjoyed working with Mark and would highly recommend him.

E&M

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09/25/2012 - user5685704
Bought a home in 2012 in Laurel, CA 95033.

Where do I start ? Mark von Kaenel and Staff (Tia) served our best interests in a most recent real estate transaction efficiently, trouble-free, and with the ultimate manner in service and support. The whole transaction and series of events through the entire sale from start to finish went very smoothly and stress free...and you felt that Mark just had your back...in all areas....we recommend Mark and Von Kaenel Real Estate 100% !! He is dedicated, smart, committed, and has all your best interests in mind...our family was in good hands start to finish....furthermore, Mark continues assisting you with the transition period of moving in, contractors, legal, etc months after the close of escrow and on ward..

Tom in Los Gatos

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