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Joe Kehrig

Joe’s experience and education are unparalleled in the real estate profession. Joe received a college real estate degree when he was 21. At 25, he opened Bayhill Real Estate as the Broker/Owner. He has received many prestigious real estate designations, including Certified Residential Specialist (C.R.S.), Certified International Property Specialist (C.I.P.S), Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), Graduate Realtors Institute Certification (G.R.I.) and The California Real Estate Certificate (R.E.C.I.). He is a past president of the Realtors’ Marketing Association. Joe is also a Five Star REO and Short Sale Certified Professional. Since 1978, Joe has professionally marketed and sold over 2 Billion dollars of residential real estate. He is considered an expert witness in California courts concerning real estate related matters and is a seminar leader, teaching top real estate professionals the latest marketing ideas in real estate today.

Joe Kehrig's Testimonials

Mike and Julie McGarry I am writing to recommend Joe Kehrig and The Kehrig Team. Recently, I was relocating from CA to CO through a corporate RELO. Seeing how I was starting a new job, I knew I was not going to have much time or attention to devote to the move. And, with 4 kids to transition, my wife was not either. We were very stressed about the whole situation. In choosing a realtor, we interviewed several. We were looking for someone who was willing and able to do everything needed to get our house on the market, and to get the absolute best price. Several that we interviewed said that they could do this, but Joe did the best job in walking us through his process in depth and assuring us that he would make the process easy and stress-free for us. In addition, he demonstrated to us that he really knows the local market - critical if you are going to maximize the sale price of a house. Choosing Joe and his sons was an excellent decision. Not only did we sell our house quickly and at top $, but the process was turnkey. They coordinated everything - a stager, repairs, painting, landscaping, pricing and listing the house. They even fixed things like broken sprinkler heads and a yard lighting system. It was amazing - and a huge relief because we were so busy with the move and ramping up on new jobs that we didn't have time to deal with it. The house looked better than ever - much more curb appeal than we could have coordinated on our own. We were shocked at how good it looked! Not surprisingly, the house showed wonderfully. Joe skillfully conducted an open house and was able to quickly leverage our offers into a contract of sale. Through the inspections and other contingencies, Joe skillfully negotiated. I always felt Joe was on our side; our biggest advocate. I should mention that we were also working through a relo company (Sirva). This can add another layer of complication to the process. Joe has worked with these companies many times in the past and knows exactly what to do. We had no issues - Joe coordinated well with the relo company. Also worth mentioning is that The Kehrig Team works seamlessly. In our sale, Joe was on point with us and in negotiation, and oversaw all of the work. However, having a team allows them tremendous bandwidth to get things done quickly and thoroughly. Joe would often send one of his sons by to coordinate a contractor, or facilitate something that needed to be done to the property. I imagine they were responsible for a lot of the fast turnaround on listings, paperwork and marketing materials as well. His sons are smart, hardworking, and professional. They are really nice guys as well. I highly recommend Joe and The Kehrig Team. Not just because this one sale went well, but because of how he conducts business. Joe and his sons are always available and highly responsive. They really know the housing in Danville and the San Ramon valley - they know the models, what buyers are looking for, pricing, etc. They work hard, and are a pleasure to work with because of their reassuring and pleasant demeanor. And, they have an extensive network of contacts that allow them to show your houses best potential (landscapers, handymen, stagers, etwith little or no cost. I would go with Joe again in the future in a heartbeat.
Joe and Susie Harrigan Susie and I would like to thank you for the outstanding results in selling our Danville home. Since this was the third transaction you have completed with us, we were confident that it would go well, but you exceeded our expectations, seems you have aged very well! Our goal was to sell for the best bottom line realization, while executing the sale within a time frame that allowed for an expeditious move to our new home in Lake Tahoe, and both these objectives were delivered. We appreciated your good direction in preparation for the sale, and counsel on a timeline that allowed us to get the property ready, but keeping the sale scheduled in a sweet spot for the market. We fixed the core things that did the majority of updating to the house, but did not sweat the minor issues. And your stager helped to tie our furnishings, which were not necessarily current items from the latest catalog. The house looked terrific, and we were very confident that is was competitive. I liked your approach to pricing, where we waited to the week we put it up for sale, and the market had heated up since our initial meeting, so we went out $50K higher than originally discussed. This in turn did not push of buyers, where we received multiple offers on the first day. I credit this to good marketing leading up to the sale date, your quality name in the business, the timing, and the great condition of the house. This positioned us well for the final key steps, the primary reason we hired you, the negotiation and closing. With multiple offers, you worked the agents to get the buyers to increase their price, or back out of the game. In the end, we never needed to counter offer, accepted a much higher price than our original asking, and had a backup just in case. You made it very easy for us, while involving our opinion where needed. Then you held the sale together with very little in time or money needed from us to complete all the required closing steps. I know this was not easy, and there was a lot going on in the background that we never saw, but we want you to know that is was very apparent to us, and for that we are grateful. Thanks for all the great work, and we would highly recommend you as a real estate agent to others - you are a true professional. We would welcome any calls if they would like to talk with us to help in their consideration.
Henry Shim
Joe Kehrig and The Kehrig Team receive my utmost commendation for relocation home sale that is inclusive of and beyond a typical home sale. Please see the following reasons for the commendation and feel free to e-mail me for any further clarification and/or questions:
  1. Integrity: Congruence in his character from the initial live meeting/interview to the end of the process. From the beginning, Joe connected with my wife and me as well as each of our children in a personable way. His sincere approach prioritized people over sale consistently in every encounter. In every communication, he was unhurried to listen to our concerns and answered our questions. Foremost, when there was a misstep, he did not excuse or over-rationalize, but took personal ownership and took steps to resolve.
  2. Intent: Transparency in his thoughts, concerns, approach and advice. Joe's intent was clear from the beginning without overpromising or unclear. Throughout the entire relocation process which involved additional layers of communication, approval and collaboration, he explained the why and clarified next steps. Most importantly, he prioritized and listened to our own intent, hopes, wish and dream.
  3. Capability: Clarity in his past performance of knowledge, skills and abilities as related to relocation sale. His portfolio of past achievements depicted one who was well connected with our home area, with other fellow realtors, and with the real-time data in establishing key milestone and decisions. His select group of partners in selling the home, beyond his own team, includes an exceptional staging professional as well as specialists in all areas as needed. Finally, as much as he is personable to our family as the seller/client, his high level of work ethic, professionalism and ability to negotiate in his client's favor was noted in how his partners carried themselves as well as the critical negotiations with the buyer's realtor.
  4. Result: End outcome. In a downturn market, with comparable neighborhood home sales that had been on the market with an average of 45 days, Joe and his team sold our home during the opening weekend by receiving multiple offers that included above asking price. Undoubtedly, I will be turning to Joe again should an opportunity rise in the future.

Rich and Terren Powell We wanted to thank you for again helping us to manage another home transition. Over the past 20 years we bought or sold five homes with you and each transaction has gone smoothly and resulted in a perfect place for our family to live. The last couple of transactions (2005 and 2014) have been the most interesting and your skills were the most appreciated where you were able to identify homes for us to purchase before they went on the market and were similarly able for us to arrange the sales of our existing homes before they went on the market. This pre-market buying and selling really removes a lot of stress in what were both very tight markets. I attribute a great amount of our success to your ability to really listen to our wish list and have been very satisfied with the skills you brought to the table. We particularly appreciate the extended team of referrals you can provide in the way of contractors and others who can add the finishing touches to the homes we've purchased or are readying for sale. In each of the transactions you demonstrated caring as well as integrity. We feel you always represent our best interest. You were always on the look out for anything in a deal that would not be in our best interest and were quick to point it out and provide a resolution. In all of our transactions we have always felt we received excellent value and have been dealt with fairly. We thank you for yet another successful series of transactions. We greatly appreciate all that you and your team brings to the table and will happily recommend your services to our friends. We wish you continued success. Kind Regards.
Minna M. Choe I'm writing this letter to express our complete satisfaction with the services you and your team provided in selling our home, twice in the past 10 years. We are truly grateful for all you have done to make every step of the process smooth and worry free. From the beginning of the process to the closing of the escrow, you were always available to guide us, answer our questions, let us know what to expect, and update us on where we were in the process. Your kind, personal, friendly service was unbelievable and very much appreciated. What we appreciated the most next to your fantastic service was the group of contractors you work with. The painter, handyman, and gardener were all great. They worked around our schedule and availability. The services were provided in a professional manner, being honest and courteous within determined time constraints, for a very reasonable fee. This helped us tremendously so we could focus on other things. We can't tell you enough how much we appreciate you and what you've done for us. We will definitely tell our family, friends, and neighbors about you when they want to sell their homes. Please feel free to use us as a reference if you would like. We have absolutely nothing bad to say about you and your team. They can call me direct or send me an email if they would like additional information regarding our experiences with you and your team. Thank you very much again.

James & Shirley Johns Shirley and I cannot thank you enough for the outstanding job you did representing us in the sale of our house on 61 Silver Fir Lane, Danville CA 94506. WOW! What a ride. We didn't think the house would sell yet your positive attitude kept us in the game. You never gave up and you continually monitored the listing making sure we were in front of potential buyers. Your interface with the other realtors in the San Ramon Valley is second to none and as realtors would come by to look at the house they all had positive things to say about you. But the most impressive talent you have is the negotiating and direction of the sale. You kept it together when negative thing came our way. Selling a house is a very emotional experience and when negative things came our way you knew exactly how to handle them and you said the things we needed to hear to make sure everything was put in proper perspective. When repair work needed to be done you made it seamless in getting the proper people in to do the work. Shirley and I strongly recommend you to anyone buying or selling a house. We feel blessed to have you.
Lisa Breger I would enthusiastically recommend Joe Kehrig and his team to sell your home. Joe demonstrated superior knowledge of the changing market, and did whatever was necessary to get our home sold! He had the right answers to all my questions, and suggestions and ideas that worked. He was always responsive and attentive to my questions and concerns. He was consistently up front and honest, creative, and patient with us. We faced two challenges in selling our home: A unique floor plan that would require the right buyer, and the struggle of divorcing homeowners, which required patience, tact, and conflict resolution skills on Joe's part. Joe and his team were able to handle these two issues with ease. They were very professional and made our part in the sale of the home much easier. The entire experience was professional and successful. We were happy with the process and the outcome! oe would be my number one choice for any future real estate transactions.

Grace We initially chose to work with Joe on our relocation due to his knowledge of the East Bay market, his personal approach to helping with our transition and his proven track record with closing deals. From the beginning, Joe was very attentive to our needs and listened to our objectives. He was proactive throughout the home sale process and knew many key contacts to get the process moving efficiently and effectively. He took our opinions seriously and gave his guidance and advice appropriately. He had full awareness of our situation and the different stresses that are involved in a relocation. We sold in tight market conditions, but Joe helped us to price our home correctly and received several offers. Joe's assistance was truly appreciated from start to finish. This was a very successful transition for us and the new homeowners due to Joe's diligent, professional and thoughtful work style. Take care.
Robert Bender Our sale was made slightly more complicated because my agency provided for a relocation company buyout. Obviously, this option involved extensive communication, organizing and advanced planning on your behalf. Again we express our appreciation for relieving us of this burden. During the closing phase with the company’s relocation specialist, she mentioned that your company was a pleasure to deal with in that she knew that whoever she spoke with knew the property and was completely informed about the transaction. In essence we want to thank you for handling the sale of our home in the most professional manner. It was by far the smoothest we have ever experienced in the sale of of six homes. Your entire company operation was definitely a quantum leap above all others and one that we were proud to be associated with.

Paul and Linda Siegele Joe Kehrig served as our real estate agent in 2011, and successfully sold our California home located at 2541 Montreux Street in Danville. Joe was selected as our agent based upon a strong recommendation from our relocation company. He was recommended as someone who was a specialist in marketing, knew the neighborhood well, and thoroughly understood my company's relocation plan. Joe helped us set a fair price, helped to coordinate the necessary repairs, and the house sold within a reasonable timeframe. Due to the financial incentives offered by my company, it was important to sell to a third party as opposed to the relocation company. The rules of the plan were complex, and Joe made sure we qualified for every available plan feature. We can recommend him without qualification.
Buyer and Seller, Danville, CA There are not enough great adjectives to describe Joe. He is a throwback to another era of utmost professionalism, integrity and valuing the long-term relationship with clients-- I say this from experience because we bought and sold with him more than 20 years ago and without fail, EVERY year on the anniversary of the date we moved into our home he arrives with a handwritten note and gift. While he is a throwback to another era in that regard, he is all 21st century in his knowledge- he knows his stuff. He is an expert in the most complicated real estate transactions and you can trust him to give sound guidance. I have referred him numerous times and each person has told me he is the best in the business and thanked me. Without question, he is our realtor for life. Wish I could give him 10 starts.

Buyer, Concord, CA. We thank Joe and his son, Mike, for being knowledgeable, skilled, and patient navigators, who guided us through the challenges of buying a house in the East Bay area. Not being locals, we needed a lot of help…and they provided it. This includes many days over a month-long interval, where they drove us through the neighborhood from Discovery Bay, to Clayton, Concord, and areas in between. And when we finally came to a decision, they again were eminently helpful with all the details of making an offer and going through closing. They were great listeners and responded very quickly to our many questions. We recommend them to anyone looking for a house in this area.
Seller, San Ramon, CA Joe helped us buy our home in 1997, and 21 years later his expertise helped us sell our home. After that long off the market, we needed an expert to guide our selling process. He offered suggestions on what work to do to get our home in shape for selling. Joe knew the point to set the asking price at, and helped us navigate through the offer review and acceptance process. His research into potential buyers and their offers were reassuringly thorough. Joe was there with us every step past close. He is a consummate professional - trustworthy, respected, knowledgeable.

Graham, Courtney, and Max Truesdel We just wanted to thank you for all your support and expertise in selling our condo at the Dublin Ranch. In a difficult period of selling homes you managed to still generate good traffic through the area and we finally sold our home. Thanks for the consistent feedback from potential buyers, as well as other agents. Things were pretty difficult for us once we were moving and we just seemed to be running out of time, but your entire team helped us! Thanks again, good luck!
Patricia and Howard Reiter From the moment we met you, we felt that we were in good hands. Your knowledge of our neighborhood, our town, and the Bay Area housing market in general has been a great asset to us. Your assistance with all of our relocation issues has been especially valuable to us, since we were a little unsure what would be entailed when we decided to move to Southern CA. Your help in finding us an agent down there has been invaluable and we couldn’t be in better hands.

Buyer, Dublin, CA My wife and I worked with Mike Kehrig to purchase our first home in Dublin California. It was a great experience. Mike was very helpful walking us through the process. I knew he was on our side and had our best interest in mind.
Buyer, Danville, CA Mike Kehrig notified us of the Monday it came on the market. We toured it on Tuesday. Made an offer on Wednesday and closed on Friday. Could not have gone better!
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