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05/04/2014 - s shoaie
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.0M in Miraloma Park, San Francisco, CA.
After interviewing a few real estate agents in San Francisco, we found Kevin and were impressed by his incredible reviews, and later on, we realized the reason behind his exceptional reviews. Kevin’s service exceeded our expectations. He knew the market to the best, thoroughly assessed our situation and needs, had remarkable negotiation skills, returned our calls within a few minutes, and on top of all was truly patient and listened to our needs. He explained to us all we needed to know, but never ever tried to push us or make decisions for us. Kevin’s expertise let us find our dream house very quickly and we got into a contract within a month. Given the highly competitive market conditions in San Francisco and in Miraloma Park, My husband and I were almost certain that we would get out-bided on our house, but it was Kevin who encouraged us to put an offer, and used his negotiation expertise to help us move to our current house. Kevin made the process of home buying a lot easier for us and went through all the steps with us very professionally. We got the keys on Valentine’s day and he surprised my husband and I with a bottle of Champagne and a box of chocolates!

Long story short, Kevin is a great agent with superb skills and expertise. We STRONGLY recommend him and undoubtedly, we would work with him in our next transactions.
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03/15/2014 - user04707778
Bought a home in 2014.
Working with Kevin was amazing- very knowledgable, thorough, ultra responsive (and I'm a type A personality that can be quite needy and ask LOTS of questions) and really worked hard to get me the best deal and ensure all my needs met. He goes above and beyond and would recommend him to all my friends.
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03/08/2014 - amberlakahn
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $900K in Sherwood Forest, San Francisco, CA.
I really enjoyed working with Kevin. Including our last transaction, this was the second time we have done business with Kevin. I feel that he is honest, upfront and strategic. He helped us bid on and win several offers in a very competitive market. He even suggested our current neighborhood which was not even on our radar because it was so tiny we didn't know about it. I was impressed with how well he was able to hone in on our needs and deliver. His knowledge of the market conditions are spot on and if he suggests an offer price, it is very likely that the house will sell for around his estimate.
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02/24/2014 - user34215309
Bought a home in 2013.
Kevin is my man. He has what it needed to get the job done. I talked to many different realtors, but they did not meet my standards (I am picky). I got Kevin referred by a coworker, and when I met him, I knew that he was my guy.

We had 10 competitors for the condo, but managed to close my dream home in less than three weeks. Perfect!
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11/03/2013 - david arthur steele
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $775K in Potrero Hill, San Francisco, CA.
We worked with Kevin for about three months until we closed on a single-family home in Potrero Hill. We were pretty nervous about buying our first home in one of hottest markets in the country, but having Kevin at our side to give us advice and execute our negotiations helped relieve the stress.

Kevin contacted us after we requested more information on a listing through an online real estate app. We first met him in person on a Sunday afternoon to look at a few properties so he could get an idea of what we were looking for as far as location, property type, and price range. After that, Kevin started reguarly sending us MLS links, and we went to a few more open houses together.

Kevin is was very tuned in to the latest trends in the market, and how the market varies from one neighborhood to the next. Kevin explained that the trend he was seeing was for agents to list properties at a low asking price to generate multiple offers, and that cash offers with few or no contingencies were on the rise. We made our firstoffer on a house in Bernal Heights, and sure enough, there were multiple bids and the property ultimately sold for about 20% over asking.

After making a losing offer on a second location, we became a little discouraged and slowed down our search. Kevin stayed in touch and continued to send us listings, but was never pushy. When it came time to bid on the location that is now our home, Kevin responded promptly to our call on a Sunday, and he had our offer submitted the next day. From there, things moved very fast, and Kevin was always quick to respond and on top of things. When we had problems contacting our original financier (the loan officer was on vacation and on one else at the office would get back to us) Kevin set us up with a couple of different loan officers whom he knew would be able to help on short notice.

We will always remember Kevin because on the day we closed, he went above and beyond the call of duty to help us make it a very special day. It happened to be the 10th anniversary of the day my partner and I first met, and was the day I proposed marriage in a surprise that Kevin helped arrange!

The bottom line is that Kevin knows the SF market, and he knows how to make an offer competitive. He works hard, gives good advice, and his easy-going and calm manner will help you stay a bit more relaxed in what can be a very stressful time.
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10/29/2013 - user35518307
Bought a home in 2013.
Kevin helped us not only navigate the very competitive San Francisco market, but also helped us stay competitive while using FHA financing (which scares some sellers). We didn't expect to find a place as quickly as we did, but Kevin's expertise helped us to get into contract just a few months into the process. While in contract, Kevin helped us to negotiate concessions based on issues that arose during the escrow process. He also knows great people in the inspection and lending arenas and helped us to build a good team that made the process as smooth as possible.
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10/11/2013 - yusef freeman
Bought a Condo home in 2012 in Prescott, Oakland, CA.
Kevin worked around the clock to make sure I found the home best for me and within my budget, then led a very complicated negotiation for a short sale purchase that closed very quickly. I will use Kevin again for my next purchase and regularly recommend him to friends and colleagues as the agent to work with.
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09/28/2013 - David Alnajjar
Showed home in 2013 in San Francisco, CA.
I was in the market for an investment property in the San Francisco area and was referred to Kevin Markarian. He came highly recommended and definitely lived up to my expectations. Kevin truly understands the SF market and was able to show me a ton of great properties based on my needs. He is very knowledgable and patient, which is exactly what I was looking for in a realtor. He was also very prompt in responding to my emails when I had any questions. We ended up finding the perfect spot thanks to Kevin. So if you're in the market and in need of a realtor, definitely give him a call.
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09/26/2013 - user46770037
Bought a home in 2013.
Kevin helped us buy our home this summer. He was highly recommended by our VA lender. He is a good listener and is very responsive. All of our questions about the home buying process were clearly answered. He is easy going and straight-forward, yet upfront (without being pushy) when he needs to be. He has a very amicable style which helps with the negotiation process. He helped us get our dream home through the VA loan process, which is no small task here in the SF Bay Area. 5 stars!
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11/29/2012 - user3017285
Bought a home in 2012.
Kevin is great; much, much better than the rest. He is professional, calm, and balanced. He knows the market and shares facts not just opinions. Having observed many agents and worked with a couple, I am confident that he stands apart.
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