Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $425K in Cincinnati, OH.
Kevin was great to work with, very responsive, technologically savvy (love signing stuff quickly online), and extremely helpful with the little details that you forget about throughout the process of selling your home (such as finding quick and inexpensive contractors to resolve inspection issues).
Kevin sold our house, for the asking price, IN TWO DAYS! Kevin is honest, ethical, moral and all-around good-guy. If you are serious about buying or selling a home, you'd be foolish to consider anyone else to help you.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $325K in Loveland, OH.
Kevin was recommended to us by a close friend after we had a bad experience with another realtor. Despite our difficult situation (ie having sold our old house and in the process of moving into a rental property and storage, restricting our search to two specific areas, and wanting to purchase before the new school year began), he took us on as clients without hesitation.
Throughout the process, we found Kevin to be likable, personable, and purely professional. He checked in frequently, though not too frequently to be an annoyance, was perceptive enough to read our needs, and took subtle hints well. We found him to be very open regarding what he thought about a property (inside, outside, surrounding neighborhood) as it pertained to us. He’s also very proficient with current technology and uses it to enhance the entire process and be as efficient as possible. We found that he always seemed to be available. He never refused an attempt to contact him and managed to make us feel like we were his only client, once answering a call at 7am and getting inside information on a property in under an hour.
Since time was tight (moving out of our home and into storage and a rental property), we needed someone that knew the area very well. We found that Kevin not only knew the local market extremely well, but was also extensively networked with other real estate agents.
On a break from the packing process, we went to view a property he suggested that turned out to be very nice. We weren't even going to put in an offer since the asking price was a good amount over our agreed upon max and we're not the low-balling type. But Kevin encouraged us, working the back channels with the selling agent, and helped us come to a middle ground where all parties were comfortable. Long story short: we are now living in that house (and love it).
We were also very pleased with a couple of other extras Kevin provided. His mortgage contacts were able to beat an already excellent rate that we had secured. He also did a final walk through for us when he realized that we would be out of town the day before the closing.
When you meet with Kevin, come prepared to do business and you will be impressed. You can definitely tell he loves the business and that’s another reason we have recommended him to friends and family. We just hope he is still in the business when we go to look for our next house.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $250K in Cincinnati, OH.
Kevin truly cared about what we want and why, and worked extremely hard to get us the property we chose. This was as complex of a deal as you can imagine - seller not wanting to negotiate, property needed extensive drainage/waterproofing done, etc - and kevin navigated us through the process and got us an excellent deal.
I would recommend him to anyone, and we are using him as our sellers agent as well.
Sold a Single Family home in 2009 for approximately $300K in Cincinnati, OH.
My experiences with Kevin have been excellent over the years. Kevin helped our family sell two houses and purchase two houses and everything went as planned. Kevin spent a great deal of time getting to know my wife and I and what our expectations would be, then formulating a plan on what we should expect when looking and selling. I would recommend Kevin to anyone looking to work with an agent that undestands the local market.
When I requested to visit one of the homes that was listed on Zillow, Kevin emailed me and wanted my phone number. I reluctanly gave it to him, thinking he was going to call me to set up an appointment. However, I was very wrong. Instead, he texted me and asked if I had a preaproval letter. I said no. Then he asked me if I had talked to a loan officer. I said no. Then he asked me when I was available to talk to a loan officer. I asked if I could take a look at the house first. He said he needed to know if I had the ability to buy before he could show me the house. Keep in mind this is still texting....he didn't even pick up the phone to call me! I assured him that I have the "means" to buy the home and he again told me he needs verification from a local person in order to show me the home. At that point, I just replied "No worries, I will find another..."
A few minutes later, another agent contacted me and made arrangements to show me the house without hesitation. In the meantime, Kevin made the huge mistake of giving my personal information (name and phone number to a loan officer...WITHOUT my permission. She subsequently called me and started to ask me information pertaining to getting prequalified for a home loan. I asked her how she got my information and she said she works closely with Kevin Duffy! She apologized all over herself and said she did not know that Kevin didn't inform me that she was going to call me.
The subsequent realtor eventually worked with me and although I did not buy that particular house, she helped find the perfect home!
As a footnote, I would NEVER reccommend Kevin Duffy to anyone. I thought he treated me with dissrespect and never even got to know me before asking me about a loan. Furthermore, I think his professionalism is lacking in huge way....giving out my information to someone that not only I didn't know, but did want to call me. It's hard to imagine that anyone would want to work with that type of realtor, especially since I know there are so many good ones available.
Response from Kevin on 10/29/2014
Security these days is more important than ever. Gone are the days to just go meet a stranger at a property with knowing who you are meeting. Some companies are now requiring that agents meet call in prospects at their office prior to showing any homes. I can not afford to show homes to someone who is not willing to have a PREAPPROVAL LETTER.
Anyone who sends me a request to look at homes automatically talks to my lender before we meet. My lender is copied on all my prospective buyers as a matter of good business and safety, and most importantly as to not waste my sellers time.
Bought a Single Family home in 2009 for approximately $125K in Mt. Washington, Cincinnati, OH.
Kevin is a great Real Estate agent. His first quality is listening. He doesn't try to push you as a buyer or seller. He listens, informs, and then collaborates on every decision. He uses technology to compliment his Real Estate skills, but still knows that personal attention and follow through is most important part of his job. His knowlegde of markets and neighborhoods is an asset whether you are a buyer or seller. I will work with him in the future.
We sold our home on the other side of town, and the buyer was on the fast track to take occupancy. Therefore we needed to be on the fast track to find and buy our new home. Kevin Duffy came very highly recommended, so we enlisted his help. We could not have been happier! Once we zeroed in on the home we wanted Kevin went to work for us. He negotiated on our behalf and got us more than we had expected from the sellers. He kept us apprised of the progress each step along the way. I was always able to reach him if I had a question. He made a very anxious time for us much easier. I will always recommend Kevin whenever I have the opportunity. We're so happy in our new home. Thanks Kevin!