Ken Jacobs

Ken Jacobs

Broker/Owner DRE #01242343

A little about me

and why I love real estate

Back in the mid 1990’s, I was a General Manager for Ruth’s Chris Steak House in San Francisco.  They had transferred me to a new location in Southern California, and then back a year later.  As a result, I ended up buying a home, then selling it a year later and buying a new one, and in the process, worked with 3 different agents.  Each time, I was disappointed in the different agent’s knowledge, service, and follow through.  I thought that there was something lacking in the approach of these agents in that none of them really went above and beyond to help me achieve my goals.  I thought that if I were in the real estate business, I could really stand out as someone that took that service to a new level.  In 1998, I decided to get my real estate license and learn everything I could about the buying and selling of homes to be of the greatest benefit to clients.

Since I began in real estate, I have represented clients in the purchase or sale of over 400 homes.  I earned my CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) and GRI (Graduate, Realtor Institute) designations, which only about 4% of Realtors have, and continually educate myself by attending legal updates, classes of the array of contracts and addendums, marketing forums, and staying ahead by utilizing all the tools that today’s technology has to offer.

What you can expect from me:

Helpful Opinions & Advice
I won’t just open the doors of homes, or tell you what you want to hear.  I want to give you the benefit of my knowledge of potential problems, marketing or pricing miscues, neighborhood issues, contractual issues, etc., so you have all the knowledge necessary to make informed decisions.

Communication
I’m extremely attentive to my clients.  I return phone calls and emails promptly, and I’m committed to making sure you have a full understanding of all the details throughout your home sale or purchase.  No Surprises!

Thoroughness & Professionalism
When I work with a buyer, I am there for every step of the process, from writing up and explaining in detail the purchase offer and all related contract addendums, through the inspection process, the negotiation of any necessary repairs with the seller, and signing your closing paperwork.

If you’re looking to sell your home, you can expect me to help you address any needed repairs or upgrades, staging, and other pre-sale concerns, market your home with the highest quality marketing materials and photographs, making sure that every available marketing resource is utilized,  While your home is listed, I’ll stay in constant communication, with feedback from other agents and potential buyers on their opinions, update you on market and financing issues,  and work non-stop towards completing a successful sale.

Integrity
I have no interest in pushing you to do something you don’t want.  You will never wonder what my agenda is.  My only goal is to ensure your satisfaction with the handling of your purchase or sale, and giving you the benefit of my experience to make the best decision for your individual situation – even if that means not making a sale.