I have read all the reviews available about Kevin before I called him up. It turns out everything said about him is true. He is very helpful and our real estate transaction closed smoothly. I would definitely work with him again in the near future.
Sold a Multiple Occupancy home in 2009 in Lone Mountain, San Francisco, CA.
Kevin is AMAZING! What I liked the most about Kevin Markarian is that he really listened to me as a buyer. Never once did I experience the type of sales pressure other potential agents placed on me as their next commission source. He took the time to learn my buying preferences, lifestyle needs, and my own home shopping style. His extensive knowledge of San Francisco sub-markets helped me and wife zero in on the ideal neighborhood and get the biggest bang for our buck on the purchase. His advice and patience guided me to buying my ideal home including following up on the selling agent's duties, calls to my lender for any necessary documents, setting up a smooth escrow process, and extensive negotiations with the bank involved in the short sale process. Kevin is the best agent anyone could ask for in the real estate market. We've recommended Kevin to two friends, who subsequently bought houses with him. They too had a great experience working with Kevin. Kevin is a pro, and I highly recommend him.
Although this may not apply to your situation, Kevin is absolutely brilliant at the short sale process. These are not easy and Kevin is the best agent you could hope for in managing the process efficiently and successfully.
Kevin was a pleasure to work with. His knowledge and expertise on the SF market was above and beyond any other agent I have worked with. What impressed me most was his ability to listen to what I wanted. More often than not, other real estate agents are looking for a quick sell. Kevin took the time to understand what I wanted and was very patient with me, only showing me the best-fit houses.
I highly recommend Kevin as a agent. If you want to work with the best in the business, look no further.
Kevin is an excellent agent! My husband and I were looking for a place to buy in San Francisco and after months of looking, a friend recommended we contact Kevin. It was a great relation right from the first meeting. He is extremely professional, kind and has a great knowledge about the real estate market in San Francisco. He showed us multiple properties and we were amazed by his understanding of what we were looking for. He helped us find our dream home in SF but unfortunately, due to my husband’s job we had to relocate to another city before being able to buy our first home. I highly recommend Kevin to everyone. He would be the first person we’d contact if we move back to San Francisco and are looking to buy.
What a great experience! We contacted Kevin after seeing one of his listings on Zillow. We set an appointment to meet him at the house and were prepared for 'the usual' agent to show up. Kevin was such a great guy. He is a genuine guy with a genuine goal of helping people. He was really down to earth and was willing to listen to what we had to say. More importantly, he followed thru. He started sending us homes via email and we would call him to let him know which one we wanted to see. He was always available to meet and would set up the appointments for us. All we had to do was show up! Kevin really made it an easy experience for us. On the downside, Kevin only shows properties he really believes in, so he didn't show us everything in SF. He would always give reasons why one area or property is better than another. On the upside, he was RIGHT! The places he felt proud to show us became the ones we considered most! Let me state here that we are not easy to please. Kevin was curious about what was important to us and honestly discussed the pros and cons of the homes we were viewing. He wasn't trying to sell as much as he was trying to be a match maker, which was exactly our goal. A stark difference from everyone else we dealt with! Call him if you’re looking for a great agent to work with. He knows the SF neighborhoods and can be a great resource for you.
Where do I start? My brother and I have SO many good things to say about Kevin. We started the process and closed in less than three months. I was looking for something pretty specific, but he also moved FAST when we needed him. We really felt like we had superman on our side, fighting for us, when it came to dealing with an annoyingly unresponsive listing agent and bank from the bank owned property we bought. I would recommend him very highly to anyone else.
He was referred to me by Erick Byrd of RPM mortgage in Berkeley. I yelped him, and did some of my own research and he's closed over 300 houses! I was going after an REO/bank owned in a specific neighborhood, I wanted experience with that, and he knew exactly what to do.
Here's what I appreciated most, compared to stories friends' have related about their agents and buying experiences: When we saw a really good property--he didn't waste time in putting in offers that sounded great from our end, but that wouldn't get accepted. Putting in a bid, waiting, waiting, waiting, then getting rejected because you were too cheap is extremely frustrating. Kevin knew very acutely what these properties (above OR below listing) would ultimately sell for.
He was dead on for the house we closed on. And he was right. And when our offer was accepted he got right to work, no BS.
I really appreciated the small things too, like him fighting the bank to not charge us per diem when we had to go a few days past the projected close date. Be warned with bank owned properties--it's hurry, hurry, hurry up--and then wait. They expect you to get paperwork back to them in hours, but make you wait weeks for a simple response. If the bank can take you for a little more, they will.
You need someone like Kevin on your side fighting for you. I simply can't recommend him highly enough!
Kevin Markarian is an exceptional agent that goes above and beyond what is required of a real estate agent. Kevin handled the sale of my home in San Francisco's Nopa neighborhood and provided instant results. Within hours of listing my home at the advised price we received multiple inquiries and subsequent showings culminated in the days ahead. Shortly afterward we were off the market and in contract with a perspective buyer who eventually closed and now owns the home. Kevin has a broad knowledge base of current real estate trends and is well equipped with the know how and tools to quickly and efficiently get the ball rolling and get your home sold. On another note aside from his superior ability in the home selling process, he is very well mannered and calm. His skill and demeanor are well beyond someone of his age and his character defines everything you would expect out of an individual placed with your trust to sell your home. I look forward to working with Kevin again.
Showed home in 2010 in Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA 94123.
I was searching for a home in San Francisco. I didn't know where to start. A friend of mine mentioned that he worked with Kevin in the past. He was very knowledgable and provided me with all the information I needed. He was willing to spend the time to go over the whole process with me. He made the buying experience very enjoyable. I would strongly recommend Kevin to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the San Francisco area.