Kevin was selected to be the official SF concierge for TopTenRealEstateDeals.com because of a reputation for identifying and negotiating the best deal possible, giving his buyers the inside track on foreclosures, short sales, developer close-outs, first release inventory, and off-market listings. For you as a seller, he has access to several motivated buyers from around the world who are well-qualified, looking for investment properties in your area, and willing to pay all cash for the right property. Kevin has the strategic industry partnerships that are necessary to better advise clients in the negotiation and marketing involved with real property sales transactions, and this is just one example.
Kevin establishes clients for life by putting their interests first and by striving to exceed their expectations. A principled negotiator, he keeps issues in perspective and intuitively finds solutions. He is working full-time, combining an understanding of the market with the latest technology in order to provide professional service to people who are as serious about their goals as he is in helping them meet them. In today’s competitive marketplace, up to the minute information is vital to every real estate transaction. As your personal real estate consultant he is committed to doing his homework, and yours.
While attending the University of California, Los Angeles, Kevin was introduced to real estate through his work at GBInvestments, a property management firm that managed over 3 dozen commercial properties in Santa Monica. With stellar grades, clinical experience, and an MCAT score of 28, Kevin was on track to attend medical school. But after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology, he decided to entertain a passion for food and explore his options in culinary arts. It was by working as a line-cook at Bradley Ogden's Arterra that Kevin learned about the team work, time management, preparation, and standard of perfection that are necessary to run not only a top-rated restaurant, but any successful business.
San Francisco not only is the food capital of the west coast, but it also happens to be one of the best real estate markets in the world. So it did not surprise anyone when Kevin found himself going back to his roots in real estate. "It was only by working in a fine dining environment that I was able to understand the true meaning of customer service. There is nothing I won’t do for my clients." Armed with local market knowledge, years of experience, and an innate desire to help others, Kevin is on his way to becoming one of the most respected real estate professionals in the nation.
Kevin Gueco was a true professional in every way from beginning to end. My SOMA Grand penthouse was listed unsuccessfully for almost an entire year with another broker. We re-listed with Kevin and he sold it in two weeks! He was able to quickly identify the best buyer for our penthouse and get it into contract at a record high price for our building: $1,680,000! The moment we engaged Kevin, the showing activity increased and we received serious interest, so it was clear his marketing strategies were working. He is an expert in the San Francisco real estate market, and is a natural in representing both sellers and buyers. Although I was a seller, it became clear to me that he was always seeking to understand the needs of all parties and create a win-win outcome. It clearly was a solid strategy which delivered results. He followed through during the entire negotiation process and represented both buyer and seller in the best possible way, ultimately to a successful close for all. Hands down, a clear 5-star in my book!
—A. and S., former owners of SOMA Grand Penthouse
Kevin recently was my broker for the successful and speedy sale of my condo in South Beach. If you are considering brokers, you should most definitely meet with Kevin. He's the consummate professional. He knows the area, he knows and understands how the digital world and traditional real estate selling/buying now work seamlessly and is confident without being arrogant or pushy. And, he will market a property for maximum and optimal exposure and impact.
His responsiveness was rapid, he quickly convinced me that he understood and would leverage the important digital aspects of selling a property. He delivered what he promised and did so effectively and efficiently. I had peace of mind. I could trust he was fully engaged, and the proof was a rapid and successful sale that closed quickly and without issue. Kevin is a hard-working, dedicated, passionate and committed broker. In selling or buying a home you couldn't ask for a better partner. Stop reading these reviews and just contact him. That's the best proof you can have!
- Barry H., former homeowner at 170 Off Third
When we wanted to sell our 2BR/2BA condo in SOMA, we knew exactly who to call. Kevin's "shark-like" attitude was just the right attitude we needed to get our condo sold at the price point that we wanted (during a challenging but slowly recovering real estate market).
What I definitely want to point out is that Kevin has a TON of experience and good networks in SF and had I initially listened to him, I think I would have sold my condo a lot sooner. He assisted in staging our condo, taking pictures, making brochures, arranging viewings, and even made a video of our unit. He invested a lot of time and money into making sure our condo sold at the price point we wanted.
Kevin's personal touch made our selling experience much easier. Kevin was always on point with names, special occasions, and just got to know his clients really well. He became a good friend and shared his experience and advice when appropriate. It’s the little things he does that go a long way and I think his personal touches really worked and made things more comfortable and enjoyable.
Kevin is a closer, so buyer attrition was expected. There were a few unlucky encounters where he got buyers signed on the dotted line, but then pulled out for very hard to digest reasons, and yet Kevin marched on (the trooper that he is), and eventually sold the unit (for the 4th time!!). That's not all…Kevin took it a step further and got us into our NEW home in Marin almost seamlessly. Kevin made the transition such a good experience that I am confident that he has made us his lifelong clients.
If you need someone who can get the job done even when circumstances aren’t ideal, Kevin's definitely your guy. I recommend him 150%!! Don't think anyone else could have done it better!
- Rishi & Surina, former owners at 829 Folsom
I can break down my home buying process into two phases: BK and AK...Before Kevin and After Kevin.
Before Kevin: Running around from open house to open house without an idea of what I wanted and how to get the home I wanted. Finding out that almost all the properties I saw were already in contract. Considering settling for properties which were below my expectations.
After Kevin: Narrowing down my hunt to only homes I was interested in. Getting private showings of before market properties. Having the inside track on listings before anyone else placed offers. Having the security to know that Kevin was working his tail off to get me a home that I could live in and love for years to come.
Seriously, the degree to which working with Kevin made my life easier and more stress free cannot be understated. He sat down with me on our first meeting and really spent time figuring out exactly what I wanted. From then on, we were constantly looking at properties which I didn't even know were available. Also he kept constant communication with me and always responded to my numerous questions.
Then Kevin got me to the front of the line for a 2 bedroom unit which went back out of contract. The selling agent pretty much told me that there were a bunch of people that had their eyes on this unit (actually the best one I saw...Kevin insisted that we look at it even though I didn't know I was interested). He negotiated for me a phat closing credit and BOOM, now I am living in my first home and loving it. I really can say that I wouldn't be here if it was not for working with Kevin.
I would strongly recommend Kevin to anyone I knew looking to buy a home for sure!
- Yen (ER surgeon, homeowner at Madrone)
Not only did Kevin always help us with things directly and indirectly related to our hunt, he kept up with us and was very responsive, making sure nothing slipped -- which is important since my wife and I both work full-time and needed that help. He was courteous, beyond-helpful, and got us the deal we wanted but never thought we'd get, without compromises! I highly recommend Kevin if you're looking to get into the real estate market, especially if this is your first time. Having worked for months before with Redfin, I can say confidently we would never have gotten the place we really wanted without an agent like Kevin and his access to off-market deals. We already recommended him to another couple friend of ours and he got them an investor-owned property and they're closing escrow soon too!
- Steve & Geraldine (OPNET / Walmart.com, Homeowners at 170 Off Third)
As first time homebuyers, my husband and I needed help, and lots of it. We found that and more with Kevin. This guy is fantastic at what he does. He cares about his clients, he KNOWS the market, he knows about things that are not on the market and he goes to bat for each and every person he works with. Throughout the process of finding a home, we met many of Kevin's other clients who ALL felt the same. Each person we met gave us more and more confidence that we had chosen the right agent to find us our first home. Not only is he a superb agent, he is also an all around great guy, who I would recommend to my closest friends and family when the opportunity arises. There is no question in my mind that he is the best at what he does, and from the looks of the other reviews, he is only getting better....
—Lindsey & Dan (JANUS et Cie / Librato, Homeowners at 829 Folsom)
Kevin was recommended to me by a colleague and I was thoroughly impressed. As a first time home buyer, I had a lot of questions and Kevin was very patient in answering all of them. In fact, he scheduled a first meeting to go through the entire home buying process with me and figure out exactly what I wanted. This was very helpful since I wasn't sure myself! I travel a lot for work and Kevin was extremely accommodating with my schedule. He was available when I needed him and would always return my calls very promptly. The condo I purchased came on the market while I was out of town. Kevin sent me the listing and agreed to give me an evening showing the next night once I landed in SFO. There was a lot of interest in the unit but due to his quick action I was able to get my offer in first. I've been in my new place for several months now and am extremely happy with my purchase and the service that Kevin provided. I have no hesitation in recommending him to others!
—Stacy (Ernst & Young, Homeowner at The Palms, 555 4th St.)
Kevin's knowledge of both the neighborhood & intricacies of real estate made my life incredibly easy as a buyer. When I had a question, he got back to me ASAP with an answer. Kevin is a great communicator, and it never took him longer than a few hours to get back to me. Other agents took days. This was especially helpful as a first-time buyer. When it finally came time to negotiate with the seller, Kevin ended up getting me -THE BEST DEAL—in the entire building! THE lowest $/SF, you can check MLS for proof :) He went to bat for me and hit a grand slam. I can't recommend him enough to my friends. You will NOT be disappointed with Kevin!
—Aaron M. (Financial Analyst, International Cash Management & Risk at Google)
I was in the market casually for a number of months in 2009 and met a ton of different Realtors during that time. I was convinced I could find a place on my own via Craigslist and online. I happened upon Soma Grand one Sunday afternoon and luckily met Kevin. From the moment I met him I knew he was the guy I wanted to work with. We viewed all the major luxury high-rise buildings in SF from One Rincon to the Infinity Towers. He was patient and provided the pros and cons of each location. Kevin's got great connections at each sales office and really know when and how to get the best deal for his buyers. We negotiated a great deal at Soma Grand and I got exactly what I was looking for and have the peace of mind that it was a good buy.
—Steve E. (Lucasfilms, Homeowner at SOMA Grand, 1160 Mission St.)
I recently purchased a condo at the Infinity and was fortunate enough to have worked with Kevin. Based on my personal experience as well as through conversations with others, there simply isn't anyone else better than Kevin and his team when it comes to the SF real estate market. Kevin helped negotiate an awesome deal for me, made the process a breeze, and was fun to work with. Kevin invested time to fully understand what I was looking for in a first home while keeping in mind my price range, and utilized his expertise to show me several properties that fit those criteria. At the end of the day we both decided Infinity was the best option and he went full steam ahead in closing the deal for me. To everyone and anyone needing a trustworthy, knowledgeable and hardworking real estate agent, get at my man Kevin and you won't be disappointed.
—Grant L. (Armanino McKenna)
I had a wonderful experience with my Realtor Kevin Gueco. This guy knows what he is doing: he knows what's on the market in the city, he knows what you are looking for, he will get what you like for the lowest price possible. When I started working with Kevin, he took his time to learn what I am actually looking for... He asked me tons of questions to understand where I stand. Kevin delivered exactly what I was looking for, for the price I was looking for!!! He negotiated the best deal for me, at the best location.
A few very important things about Kevin: very professional, great personality, he knows everybody and everybody knows him... When I was asked by some random people who my agent is, they always said: "You are in great hands!" He was always accessible and, even though I know he always keeps busy, I never felt like he was in a rush to get off of the phone with me. I highly recommend Kevin as your agent.
—Alex K. (Homeowner at SOMA Grand, 1160 Mission St.)
Kevin always kept my peace of mind at a premium...and when we looked at places, he looked at them w/ me like he was buying his own place. Although I've bought a home before, Kev made no assumptions, and answered all my questions about the home-buying process, leveraging his network of resources, friends, and colleagues, to make sure this home-buying experience was thorough and comfortable.
A few weeks later, Kevin came through like gangbusters. We closed on a house in the Sunset, with a view of the ocean, 3 blocks from the beach, fully renovated kitchen, bathroom, hardwood floors, fully landscaped....and with a huge backyard w/ a deck, where you can hear the surf crashing, and the foghorns in the distance. Everything I wanted in the house was already done. All I needed to do was move my things in. Kevin found me the spot I'd been looking for, and saved me at least $80K because I didn't have to do any remodeling.
—Mike E. (Firefighter and Homeowner in the Sunset District)
Kevin has been my agent for over two years. He knows the real estate market of San Francisco very well. Before Kevin helped me with the purchase of a short-sale condo near Lone Mountain, we have looked several places all over San Francisco. Kevin is willing to take time to understand what kind of property meets my need and then makes his recommendations. Being a nervous first time homebuyer entering a short sale deal, the process was confusing and unpredictable. Kevin was able to handle the entire process gracefully and smoothly. His professionalism and efficiency has helped taking down my stress level a great deal and successfully completed the transaction. He works very fast and effectively, is very responsive and almost has no down time. Not only he works efficiently, he has a whole army of people who works as efficiently as he does to ensure the success of the purchase process. If you are looking for an agent who is thinking to guard and save your money like it is his, Kevin is the best candidate.
—Kathleen K. (University of San Francisco)
Even though we did not end up finding a place in SF, Kevin was a joy to work with. He was very diligent and took our needs seriously. He showed us a good number of apts before we decided that SF was not our best option (we eventually moved closer to work in Silicon Valley). I highly recommend Kevin as a broker in SF!
—Sidney C. (Google)
What I enjoyed most about working with Kevin was his honesty, integrity, patience, and access to unpublished brand new properties. He provided a lot of information throughout the entire home search process to help me learn the market. In the end I was able to invest in a home that I love, at a price that was hard to refuse. I would rate his level of service as a 10 out of 10.
—E. F. (Homeowner at SOMA Grand, 1160 Mission St.)
I refer my home buyers to Kevin because he gives them all the same high level of service regardless of the price range they are investing in. Each individual I have referred to Kevin has been thrilled with his guaranteed satisfaction policy for working with buyers, bringing value to the table above and beyond merely just finding a home for his clients. In addition to having the people skills necessary to successfully negotiate a real estate transaction in his clients' best interest, he is also great at giving my clients regular market updates, and also at coordinating their escrow so that everything flows seamlessly. His most recent designation as an Accredited Buyer Representative shows that he is deepening his commitment to his profession at a time when other practitioners are leaving the industry. Based on his consultative approach, work ethic, market knowledge, and drive to succeed, it is quite easy for me to recommend Kevin Gueco for any and all of your residential real estate ventures in the SFBay Area.
—Charlene Abalos, (Home Mortgage Consultant, Wells Fargo – Builder Division)
I'm proud to recommend Kevin Gueco as a Business Partner. Kevin is a very professional Realtor with excellent insight into this changing market. Kevin really shines when working with buyers and representing their best interests. Kevin keeps up to date on the latest market data and invests in his continuing education, so he's prepared to deliver the highest level of service. His business is education based, providing friendly, knowledgeable service...no pushy sales gimmicks! Kevins's business is based on referrals, evidence of his many satisfied customers. As an industry professional who also works by referral, I recommend Kevin Gueco as your Realtor.
—Elizabeth Rizzo, (Mortgage Planner, Specialty Funding)
Kevin is a very professional with his business practice. He has great follow up and execution of his projects by using the latest tools and technology in the real estate industry. He will definitely be a major player in the industry.
—Ken David, (Escrow Officer, Stewart Title of California)
It is clear that Kevin cares a great deal about his clients. He provides a ton of useful information to prepare potential buyers so that they can be comfortable in making the right decision. He was happy to show me properties in person and set up a profile for an easy to use house search web site. In a way, Kevin organizes a community of individuals who want to take life matters into their own hands. I will be sure to hire Kevin in the future for all my future real estate investments, or if I just want some smart and objective advice.
—Ray Sutton, (Sound Designer, Music Producer, Audio Instructor)
I had the great pleasure of being Kevin Gueco's business partner from November 2003 to January 2005, when I tried to see if I would like to switch from financial services to real estate. He is a dedicated, hard-working, and knowledgeable realtor with excellent marketing and negotiation skills. What's more, he follows up on his clients long after the sale to answer questions and offer his expert advice. I trusted him enough to leave all my past clients in his hands when I left the business, and I trust him enough to hire him to represent me in my future real estate needs.
—Rodolfo Victoria, (Financial Services Professional)
I've known Kevin, and his family, for a very long time and I can say with confidence that he’ll always look out for your best interest first. I trust him to be a reliable source for information, especially in dealing with real estate. I would definitely recommend Kevin to my family and friends.
—Marc Cancio, (Doctor of Chiropractic, Family & Sports Chiropractic)
I am very comfortable recommending my clients to Kevin. Kevin has a true passion for his work and is focused on customer service. He is extremely knowledgeable of the San Francisco area and makes sure his clients' best interests are met.
—Virg Cristobal, CFP®, (Financial Planner, Cristobal Associates)
Kevin exemplifies professionalism, and skill when it comes to being a expert at Real Estate. Not only is he qualified and a specialist in the business, he is also very personable. Many of his clients have described him to be virtuous, noble, and respectable. I would not hesitate to refer him people that will need his expertise.
—Dennis B. (Insurance and Financial Services)
The process of purchasing my home was definitely a learning experience, but Kevin was able to answer all my questions. He was knowledgeable, informative, and great at keeping me updated on the market and inventory. The entire escrow period including inspections, paperwork, and walkthroughs were all nicely coordinated. I see myself needing his services again soon, and there is nothing I would like him to do differently. A job very well done!
—Demetrius T. (FDA)
Kevin leaves a lasting impression as a very thoughtful & committed REALTOR®. He gets the job done, and due to his expertise I was able to find exactly what I wanted in a home, and I am now benefiting from the many rewards of home ownership. I refer Kevin to everyone I know who is thinking about buying or selling real estate.
—Jacqueline B. (Social Worker)