What Our Clients Say About Us
To date I've used Kevin's services for 3 real estate transactions and couldn't be more grateful for what he's done for my family and I believe he truly works in the best interests of the client always. I recall when looking for our first home,... more
To date I've used Kevin's services for 3 real estate transactions and couldn't be more grateful for what he's done for my family and I believe he truly works in the best interests of the client always. I recall when looking for our first home, being enamored with a very nice house on an extremely busy street. He believed so firmly that we would regret the location he said we might need to find a different agent to show us the house. Of course soon afterwards he helped us land a house on the perfect block and in the same neighborhood we wanted. We loved the location and the community of neighbors and in hindsight would have hated the location he advised us against.
His skill in identifying a good fit, good value and projecting a clients needs that they aren't yet aware of are invaluable. It's not always immediately obvious but he ends up being spot on with almost almost all of his projections.
He's been at this for decades, there's almost nothing he hasn't seen, so he can essentially project the behaviors of sellers and buyers as if he's inside their heads. He knows where to probe when viewing properties (think boundaries, easements, structural repairs, associated costs) to protect your interests, and he has the perspective both from his experience as an agent but also his development background to perfectly advise you on what 'little stuff' shouldn't get in the way of the big picture. His skill in this regard is incredibly valuable – especially when there’s big money on the line. Sometimes every small thing feels like a huge deal. He lets you know when it is and when it isn’t.
Kevin is highly competent, analytic, down to earth, and a good communicator. He is patient with the inevitable client neurosis and he gets the job done right.
He encouraged us to pursue a complicated short sale with significant associated legal costs for our first house because he knows the markets and that this particular property was still a good value. He navigated us through the process without our incurring any additional fees despite his significant additional effort. Less than a decade later (as he projected) we sold the house when our family grew out of it for a roughly 60% return. This massive return was a direct product of Kevin's encouragement to pursue the short sale followed by him expertly marketing the home for sale and getting us well over list price on its sale, which at the time was not the norm. This substantial return ultimately allowed us to pursue and purchase a larger house with a huge lot.
During negotiations on our new house, he told us when to counter and under what terms. And he told us when to stand our ground. We got the new house with Kevin's expert guidance that would otherwise been well beyond our means.
If we ever had to buy or sell again, I wouldn't hesitate to enlist his services for a 4th time and beyond. You cant put a price on someone who is experienced beyond belief, unquestionably loyal to your interests as clients, understands the market and has a keen eye for evaluating property fit, value and design potential.
Bottom line - Kevin landed us our dream home! And he did it smack dab in the middle of a brutal seller’s market. Frankly, I can’t believe he pulled it off. Homes were flying off the market and even ours had multiple offers on it.... more
I did a real estate transaction previously before I knew Kevin. It was nothing like this. I now have a new appreciation for what an exemplary agent can accomplish. We learned a lot from Kevin and we are literally now set for life. I can’t recommend Kevin and Reef Realty highly enough. COO, Barefoot Solutions Software
Kevin is an amazing real estate agent and a really good guy. We originally met at the dog park and liked him as a person before we ever considered him as our agent. We were buying our first home and didn’t really know where to... more
We were about to list our house with Kevin right when the pandemic hit. With limited expectations we decided to move forward anyway. We all thought the rapid turmoil in the world was going to detrimentally affect our ultimate sales price. I’m an engineering. It’s... more
I unexpectedly ended up in a complex real estate transaction that involved the passing of a loved one resulting in another family member inheriting a property and me acting as the guardian for that family member. So I didn’t actually own the property but found... more
We dropped about the most complex real estate transaction on Kevin that any of us have ever seen. There was a foreclosure, an eviction, an unlawful detainer action, and a quiet title action all on this one property at one point or another during the... more
Once again we went back to Kevin to help us execute our 4th real estate transaction with him. And once again he did not disappoint. Our deep understanding of Kevin’s work experience and expertise made coming back to Kevin an easy decision. His upbeat personality... more
Well, I almost made what would have been a critical error in judgement. I almost hired my friend’s wife to represent me in my recent real estate transaction because she is really nice, has a real estate license and mostly because she offered to rebate... more
Kevin recently assisted me in purchasing my home in San Elijo Hills. After briefly working with another realtor, I contacted Kevin requesting information on the property. Within 2 hours Kevin had discovered more information that the previous realtor had in weeks. Kevin used his expertise... more
Kevin is an incredibly talented and professional investor. With lightning speed he brings in his highly skilled and proficient sub-contractors and within hours, there are answers and solutions, to otherwise challenging issues. Kevin treats the clients with the utmost care and respect, which is an... more
I've represented Kevin Dougherty on three closings so far, and Kevin has impressed me with his quick decisions and tenacity. He'll also look for creative solutions to get the deal closed. And Kevin has a good support team to help overcome the many hurdles in... more
Besides being a good friend, Kevin also did a fantastic job for me in selling my home. He undertook the role right as the market began the downturn. He stuck with it and, through his diligence alone, got the property moved under very difficult circumstances.... more
If you want a broker that is dedicated, on top of everything, follows through, and takes care of you in more ways than you realized were even needed, Kevin is your guy. He performance during my short sale was outstanding and impressive. He truly cares... more