John Kirkpatrick

21 years of work experience
TRI Coldwell Banker
1699 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA, 94123
(415) 766-0577

Ratings & reviews (6)

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Highly likely to recommend
01/08/2014
vjsfotec
Helped me buy home
11/29/2012 John helped my husband and I do a very tricky 1031 tax exchange deal with the sale of our New York City co-operative apartment (NY uses only lawyers to do real estate deals, no title companies) and our purchase of a single family house in San Francisco. Not only did John help us with negotiating with the NY Agent for the buyer, our New York lawyer, the 1031 National Company, the SF Title Company, and the Los Angeles lawyer working for a family Estate, but also, he did it with humor, grace, and efficiency. I have recommened John to several friends here in San Francisco who have bought and sold properties with him. He is straighforward, honest, effective and very knowledgeable about the market. He is also very well regarded by his professional colleagues in San Francisco, which really helps his clients during the deal-making process. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/06/2014
sdillick
Helped me buy home
My wife and I have purchased two properties with John's help. We hired him only after trying to work with someone recommended by a close friend. We were looking for a property that needed updating and maybe light remodelling and the timeframe of our first purchase was 2006 - the absolute height of the market. When that realtor told us that there was no such thing as a fixer in San Francisco (cuz "everyone" fixes everything before they list), we began looking at other realtors. We had met John at an open house previously, liked him immediately, and went back to him. John was the best. He let us do our thing (we are very hands-on), suggested alternatives that would not have occurred to us otherwise, and kept writing offers til we got what we wanted. In all, we wrote 8 offers before one was accepted. John was responsive and patient, and gave us great advice. After we got our "fixer", he really saved us money and time in recommending contractors. This was key as we were on a deadline - we moved in 2 days after the birth of our first child. Now we have 3 children and have made a second purchase through John. Again, we benefited from his counsel, appreciated his patience and were delighted that it worked out. We could not be happier with John. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/26/2013
jguin1
Listed and sold a home
John is an extremely professional and down to earth kind of guy. He was attentive to all our needs in selling our home and finding us a new home within an amazingly short amount of time. If you want the best results in any housing market, John is the one to have on your side. I highly recommend him to anyone that needs a knowledgable and responsible agent that will be there from beginning to end in all your real estate needs.
Highly likely to recommend
02/02/2013
snwberries
Listed and sold a home
John represented me as a seller's agent. There were two extremely difficult tenants occupying my rental property when I was putting the property up for sale. These tenants refused to show their units during the scheduled open house sessions. John was very patient and diplomatic on handling the situation and eventually, got my property sold.
Highly likely to recommend
12/13/2012
user764703
Listed and sold a home
John sold SF house. He had detailed knowlege of the area, schools, churches, public transportation, etc. The sale was controlled by the bank (short sale) and I relied completely on John's team's experience to navigate the process that took a year due to the bank's cumbersome and inefficient procedures. There would be intermittent periods of no activity and progress and John will report and check in with me periodically. I had high expectations of John because of his reputation prior to engaging him. He did not disappoint. The one thing that I really liked in John and that I look for in engaging a professional is that person's ability to make you feel that you are his only client and you have his undivided attention when you need him. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/11/2012
user2637606
Helped me buy home
John is a great real estate professional he has a rare combination of great experience, knowledge of the real estate market, good negotiation skills and a personal charm. I recommend him warmly