Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $550K in Glenmoor, Fremont, CA.
It was always a pleasure working with Kip Barnard as our real estate agent. My husband and I couldn't have been assigned a better agent through our bank. We were first-time home buyers and Kip made the whole process as easy as he could. At our first meeting with him at his office he walked us through the contract of buying a home which was very informative and helpful and gave us an understanding of what would be in our future. He was always available to go look at houses with us and even ones on the fly that we had not previously scheduled to see with him. He is very knowledgable about the market and we trusted and valued his opinions on everything about the process. He was also helpful in offering up suggestions on how to improve a kitchen's layout , for example. He was always in a good mood and we felt like he became our friend.
Once we were ready to put an offer in on a home it was located out of his usual range but he accommodated us and thankfully completed the home buying process with us. He had a good working relationship with the seller's agent through the process of buying our home. He also made sure to attend any important meetings especially our meeting with the Title/Deed office where we signed our final documents. Despite our difficulties with our bank that we had toward the end he always guided us through and made the process as easy as he could. He was always eager to answer questions and clear up any confusion over those wordy legal documents.
My husband and I highly recommend Kip Barnard as your Real Estate Agent. If we decide to sell or purchase another home in the South Bay area he will be our guy again!
Kip and Tamara were awesome! I was very stressed having to sell my home (and not wanting to), going through a divorce and trying to find a place to live. I'm sure I wasn't easy to work with, but Kip and Tamara were so understanding. The whole process went extremely smooth, I couldn't have asked for anything more. It all happened so fast and everything fell into place. The house sold in less than 30 days with multiple offers above our asking price. I would recommend Kip and Tamara to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $700K in Santa Clara, CA.
When my husband and I decided to sell our home in Santa Clara we immediately thought of Kip and Tamara. A few years prior, they helped us with a property evaluation when we were looking for an equity line and wanted to know our market value. They did such an excellent job then that we knew they would be the people to represent us in our community. As expected, Kip jumped into action and prepared an incredible marketing plan. Photographers, online, print media, everyone was very professional and did a great job. As a result, the property went on the market (in the Fall, no less) and sold within 5 days! Kip and Tamara continued their dedication to the property, ordered all the necessary inspections and had everyone needed to finish off the sale. We closed, without incident, in 30 days and was probably the easiest sale David and I have ever gone through. We couldn't wait to refer Kip and Tamara to our neighbors who were also considering selling their home. Thank you team, it was really a joy working with you!!
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $475K in Santa Teresa, San Jose, CA.
We moved to San Jose from WA state. Kip was very helpful at all stages of the process. He was willing to arrange his schedule at a moment's notice to meet us when we could fly to San Jose. He always answered or returned our phone calls promptly. He was very knowledgeable about our needs and the communities in which we were looking, and used our precious time very efficiently, showing us only homes in which we would really be interested. He was very professional and knowledgeable about the buying/closing process in CA which is much more complicated than in WA. We would recommend Kip to anyone.
Bought a Condo home in 2010 for approximately $300K in Blossom Valley, San Jose, CA.
Kip is absolutely the best agent we have ever had the pleasure of working with. His knowledge and connections went above and beyond our expectations! We weren't buying a million dollar home, but we felt like we were. I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone and will do business with him on our next home purchase.
We didn't feel like a "customer", we felt like old friends. Thanks Kip!