As first time home buyers, my husband and I had an overall great experience working with Kenzo. Throughout the process, Kenzo consistently offered salient insights, was professional and considerate of our needs and opinions, and more than earned our trust. During our search, Kenzo oriented and familiarized us with the housing market, helped narrow down our numerous options, and provided suggestions based on our preferences that we had not originally considered. He even asked early in our search whether there were specific cultural aspects that would affect the type of homes we were interested in. All in all, great!
When we finally found the home we wanted, Kenzo helped us put together a competitive and successful offer in which there were multiple bidders. At our closing, we learned from our real estate attorney that
it was not common for the buyer's agent to show up at closing. However, Kenzo joined us and made sure to highlight and negotiate some of the issues we found in our walk through that had not been present during the home inspection.
Kenzo really helped us from day one all the way through to getting our keys. We highly recommend Kenzo to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $400K in Arlington, MA.
Simply put, Kenzo is the best.
My boyfriend and I are currently in the process of closing on our very first condo and Kenzo has made the entire process easy and enjoyable. Yeah - I said both easy AND enjoyable and I mean it. In this market in this city, it's hard to think that house-hunting could become anything less than "ohmygod-iwanttoripmyhairout-maybei'lljuststayarenterforever"...you're in good hands with Kenzo.
He's patient - especially for us first time home buyers who quite literally know next to nothing about the process. He's kind. He's punctual and will always make himself available if you need to talk or have questions. He's honest and down to earth. He knows the market and the process SO well - I trust anything that comes out of that man's mouth.
We made 4 offers before we had one accepted and Kenzo never lost faith, never got disheartened, and promised to "go to the ends of the earth to find us the perfect home." Like, he actually said that. Then he followed through, all with a genuine smile.
Our process isn't over yet but I'm not worried. If the closing process is anything like the hunting process, I know we are in good hands.
When the time comes to sell and look for a new place, he's the guy I'll turn to for help. Consider yourself lucky to work with Kenzo and if you have the opportunity - take it. (And when you find your perfect place and want to bake him something as a small thank you, he likes chocolate a lot.)
Bought a home in 2013 in Piety Corner, Waltham, MA 02451.
My husband and I were relocating to Boston from Atlanta and were put in touch with Kenzo through a national relocation service. Given our budget and commute considerations, Kenzo almost immediately suggested a condo in Watertown or a house in Waltham. Since we were new to the area, we were keen to look at other towns as well and Kenzo was supportive and arranged showings in the surrounding towns of Newton and Arlington as well. We soon realized that Kenzo's advice was well thought out and found a single family home in Waltham that we really liked! Since we were first-time home buyers, the process of making an offer and a counter-offer was stressful but knowing that Kenzo had our best interests at heart made it that much easier. He always communicated with us in a timely manner and guided us through the home inspection and purchase and sale agreement with as much ease as possible. Kenzo is calm but firm and very professional, qualities we really appreciated. We enjoyed interacting with him and could not have had a smoother home buying experience. We highly recommend him!
Sold a home in 2013 in Beaver Brook Station, Waltham, MA 02453.
We were selling my mother's home and it was an emotional journey for myself and my siblings. Kenzo was great about understanding when to move forward and when to back off. All of my siblings met him and were glad to have him on our side. Even down to the last minute, when at the closing the buyer wanted something moved out of the house, Kenzo called a colleague and was able to borrow a truck and remove the item.
Bought a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $275K in Arlington, MA.
Kenzo offered something I never expected from a real estate agent -- patience. As young, first-time buyers, he walked us through the process step-by-step and answered all our questions. And we had a lot of questions! We definitely took our time in the process and Kenzo was there for us every step of the way.
Bought a home in 2011 in Brighton, Boston, MA 02135.
I met Kenzo at an Open House, At that point I hadn't made my decision to buy a home, I was just exploring the market. When I finally made the decision, Kenzo was quick to respond to my requirements. He was good at negotiating with the seller and helped me in closing on time. I would definitely recommend him as an agent.