Need a mountain moved? Run, don't walk, to work with John Kenney of JDK & Associates Realty, Inc.! After over a year of debating whether we should short sale our beautiful home, we called John and met with him at a local cafe to talk about our options. He is not only a very likeable guy, but he was also knowledgeable; experienced, empathetic; and without revealing client information, he shared relevant, relatable anecdotes; he gave us options we never considered, including finding us a rental home to coordinate timing with our anticipated move out date. We were so relieved to have talked with him and trusted him completely! We were IN! That very afternoon, he showed us a beautiful home close by for rent that was being vacated by the owner in two weeks (which we locked into!), the next afternoon, our house was listed on the MLS (we opted not to have a sign out front); two days later, there were five offers--$20-$50k above the asking price, and our home was removed from the MLS. We accepted an offer from a wonderful young family. John who has extensive experience working short sales with banking/mortgage companies, worked with our mortgager and within 3 weeks, the offer was accepted!
I want to say something about John's incredible work ethic and this transaction: this young, adorable family made the lowest offer, but we were smitten with them and their story; because John knew our angst about leaving our dream home, he was extremely supportive of our choosing who WE wanted in our home; not ONCE did he pressure us to take the highest bid in order for him to make a larger commission! That made such a lasting impression on us!
This is, by far, the BEST experience we have EVER had with a real estate broker (and we've bought and lived in 5 different homes in the Oakley/Brentwood area over the past 22 years)! We highly recommend John Kenney! We will use his services again!