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Kirk Knight
REALTOR (11 years experience)
11 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Short-Sale, Commercial R.E.

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Yes, I'm a very different kind of REALTOR.

I regularly crawl under properties and into attics because I've found that doing so will save my clients money up front, or help them avoid unexpected expenses later.

But that's just part of what makes me different.

Would you prefer a sales person or a fiduciary? A sales person is out for a quick commission for himself whereas a fiduciary is someone who accepts the obligation to put your finances first.

Do you deserve a trusted fiduciary to look after your most important financial investments? If so, I would welcome the opportunity to explore a relationship.

Are you seeking a REALTOR who provides you with information to help you make your own decisions?

My background as a financial analyst equips me to dig deep into the numbers, help you understand the details and translate complex contracts and negotiations into easy terms.

I've also been an entrepreneur and inventor, so I have experience with analyzing situations, evaluating short and long term risks, and helping you decide.

I look forward to meeting with you.

Best wishes,

Kirk Knight

kirk@KirkSells.com
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Past Sales (31 all-time)
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04/08/2014
$501,000
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02/02/2014
$1,101,000
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10/22/2013
$376,000
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10/15/2013
$470,000
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09/20/2013
$800,000
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    Ratings & Reviews
    - Highly likely to recommend
    04/14/2014 - user0737240
    Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $525K in San Leandro, CA.
    I met Kirk briefly on my first visit to the East Bay, in the very early stages of considering accepting a relocation, to California, from NYC.

    Immediately upon making the big decision to move here, I contacted Kirk and arranged to spend a day with him (on my next trip out) to get a lay of the land and begin to understand the market. He couldn't have been more helpful, more pleasant, more professional as he drove me around the East Bay, taking me into a variety of homes, helping me understand the nature of this marketplace.

    To make this story short - and cut to the happy ending part - we moved out here in late-February and called Kirk (having stayed in touch over the course of the previous few months).

    He showed us a house, we fell in love with it (and its potential), the negotiations began, and, well, we closed in 38 days. Phew!!! In that short time, Kirk crawled in crawl spaces, poked around the over-grown back yard, introduced us to an amazing home loan officer, helped us source a some needed contractors, exhibited the patience of a saint and the tenacity of marathon runner, has given insights and history lessons and has made us very happy homeowners in a landscape that we knew very little about.

    To summarize - Kirk Knight is amazing at what he does, is a great guy, an absolute professional, and you would be crazy to work with anyone else.

    Call Kirk immediately if you want the home buying experience to be positive, productive, professional and enjoyable.
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    - Highly likely to recommend
    06/20/2013 - dogguy1550
    Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $650K in Alameda, CA.
    Let me begin by saying that this was not an easy home sale. We put our house up for sale as the only asset of note in a highly contentious separation. He took us on as clients knowing that we were in the middle of litigation over the house, and that contractors needed to be brought in to finish 2 major renovation projects.

    Kirk managed the renovation and got the house on the market for us. By the time of the listing everything was completed and looked beautiful. He got us far more money for it than we ever hoped. In spite of the legal shenanigans Kirk was a stellar professional. He remained impartial and often went the extra mile for us. Twice he delivered documents to me in Berkeley when I didn't have time to pick them up.

    Where Kirk really stood out was after the house closed. The day we signed the final papers at the title company (in different rooms... did I mention contentious litigation?) he not only joined us, but volunteered to try to mediate a settlement for us. After the papers were all signed, and therefore Kirk was already guaranteed his commission, he stuck around and mediated a settlement. I don't believe it could have happened without him. He was late to dinner with his wife because he didn't want to see any more of the profits go to lawyers.

    Kirk is a paragon of honesty and integrity, and will be my Realtor in all future transactions.
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    - Highly likely to recommend
    11/02/2012 - user516567
    Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $775K in Alameda, CA.
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    Trust is key when you buy one of the biggest purchases of your life, your home. As first time buyers we met Kirk Knight by chance, when we looked at a home with “possibility”. We saw the opportunity and he shared with us the realities. He gave us contact names of individuals who could help us decide if we wanted to go forward on this venture. Renovating this fixer-upper had the potential to involve BCDC, Army Corp of Engineers, and lawyers. Ultimately, we decided it didn’t fit for us (and he agreed). He guided us through the thought process of this possibility. We never felt we were being ramrodded into a fast deal for his quick sale.

    Instead, Kirk Knight worked 8 months with us to find the right site and place. He got to know us. He helped us get in on the ground floor before the house was listed. He help us newbies through the Real Estate process, both logistically and emotionally. The emotional quotient of buying a home is not a small factor in seeking a compatible agent to work with you.

    Kirk is smart. He brings a broad breath of intelligence, and knows how to navigate the undulating and perpetually moving terrain. Kirk answered all our questions, multiple times, with patience, perspective and humor. Humor is essential to this complicated process.

    He provided us competent people (like Debbie at the Title Company) who together, worked to make sure we don’t make mistakes in the process that might have set back the entire sale. He went the extra mile (literally) and drove our Final papers over the bridge to get them before a 5pm Friday deadline. And he does traverse, flashlight in hand, down to the bowels of the home, looking for the leaky pipe next to the electrical panel, the rotting beam, or the remaining traces of asbestos.

    On the first day that we met him, he said this, “I live in Alameda. I want to sell you a home that when I see you at the grocery store or at the 4th of July parade, we can happily chat. I don’t want to see you and feel I have to duck around the corner, because you were unhappy with any aspect of this process.” We are in debt and happy; perhaps, an oxymoron, made possible by the good relationship and experience we had with Kirk Knight.

    We would recommend him to our family and friends. And who knows, maybe in a few years, we’ll buy another home with our daughters. When that happens, we’ll seek his expertise and the pleasure of working with him.
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    Gallagher & Lindsey Inc. Realtors
    2424 Central Avenue
    Alameda, CA  94501
    Phone:
    (510) 986-4751
    Cell:
    (510) 899-9034
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