Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Kurt's strategies are so different from anything I had ever heard before that I had to place my faith in him and his team and I am grateful I did! The last sale on my street just a month before was $580,000. I knew it was going to be difficult to get much more and my gut instinct was to list at $600,000 hoping to get $590,000. Kurt suggested $620,000 and, within days, we got a full price offer! Kurt's strategy delivered $30,000 more than I thought I would get and $40,000 more than the home that sold just a month before! I was reluctant, but I placed my trust in him and his team and they delivered beyond my expectations. Not to mention the whole listing and escrow process was quick and smooth. Kurt and Liz helped me throughout the process from preparing the property to list (coordinating repairs/remodeling/staging) to marketing and escrow services. Their customer service is second to none and their strategies truly set them apart.
Kurt and his group were amazing in assisting me with the sale of my home. The whole team is professional, courteous, and on the ball with everything. Kurt happens to be a personal friend of mine and my admiration of him was just heightened with my experience. The transaction had a couple hiccups (not on my end) and Kurt and Liz handled every issue with confidence, speed, and complete resolution.
Kurt is incredibly knowledgeable with all aspects of real estate and any question I had was answered fully.
I would definitely recommend Kurt Galitsky and his group for any of my real estate transactions!!
Kurt Galitski and his team are awesome to work with! We bought our Huntington Beach home in a really hot market with multiple bidders. We were VERY impressed with Kurt's negotiating skills, follow up and professionalism to get the deal done. Without his experience and expertise I'm confident that we would not be enjoying our beautiful home today, THANKS Kurt Real Estate Group!
As an important side note, Kurt also helped us lease our Mesa Verde home during our move. Again, his experience was invaluable! Kurt screened the applicants and secured a high quality renter with a lease that was $1800 MORE than what we thought it should rent for, we were shocked! We are so grateful to Kurt and his team for all their efforts and HIGHLY recommend anyone to trust their business to this top notch real estate group.
Kurt, is an extremely attentive and effective Realtor who helped me and and wife find the perfect home. We looked at just under 100 houses in 6 or 7 different neighborhoods for three months. We're talking weekends, weekdays, mornings, evenings... We were often looking morning to evening!
I found it hard when my wife and I didn't agree but Kurt didn't give up and helped to find the best homes. He kept our spirits up when we were discouraged! Looking back, we were fastidious highly critical clients so we really appreciated the patience he showed us.
I felt like we were in great hands throughout the entire process, and in the end I know we really were because he helped us save 25K on their asking price. Things went through without any problems, and we moved into our home.
Kurt also sold our home. I doubted he could get what we listed it for but it sold within 3 weeks at 5k under our asking price.
I highly recommend him to anyone buying and/or selling a home.
Thank you again for everything, Kurt!!!
Kurt Galitski is awesome. We needed our home sold as soon as possible. We sold our home in a month and a half. Kurt kept us advised about everything. We were advised by phone calls,texts, and emails through every step of the way. If in the future that I need to buy a home or anyone needing a realtor in the Orange County area I will refer Kurt Galitski
Kurt and his team where very easy to work with! I couldn't have asked for a better team to work with. Communication was great, Kurt and his team were right in it and very responsive! Thanks guys, looking forward to working with you guys again in the future!
Kurt and his team did a wonderful job help us getting a house of our dream. They made sure that the whole process from writing an offer to closing an escrow goes smoothly.
Guys, we really appreciate all your hard work and time. Thank you Kurt, Liz and the team for everything!
They are also managing our rental property and doing a fantastic job with it. Highly recommended.
Worked with Kurt and his team recently on both the sale of our primary residence and the purchase of a new one. To summarize our experience - The people were great, the strategy was spot-on, the execution was flawless, and the results far exceeded expectations. I would estimate that over two transactions, the decision to work with Kurt Real Estate, saved/made us approximately $100,000. It REALLY MATTERS who you choose to represent you in real estate! After meeting with 3 different realtors and considering 6 others who are close personal friends, we decided to work with Kurt - here's why you should too...
- Vast depth of knowledge and experience in all aspects of real estate
- Great people, highly professional, responsive, supportive, and fun to work with
- Very efficient, painless process
- Winning strategy for both sides of a transaction
And finally, consider this thought... If you're picking a team mate in a 2 on 2 basketball game and you don't pick Lebron James, guess what - now you're playing against him!
We contacted Kurt Galinski following a referral from a friend. Our home in Costa Mesa had been on the market for several months in the summer of 2018 with very little activity so, we decided to switch agents and go with Kurt. We were extremely impressed with the selling process: extensive advertising, state-of-the-art marketing via social media and various websites, a full face-to-face presentation on the current selling trends - all very professional and done in a timely manner. The communication was excellent and we were always kept abreast of showings and open houses. When an offer came in we met with the buyer and his agent who presented their offer, we counter offered there and then, and the sale was made on the spot. We were very happy with the outcome and the amount of time it took to finalize the offer and close escrow. We couldn't be happier with the service and would highly recommend Kurt and his team for any real estate transactions.
This is what I loved about Kurt. He was suuuuper melo about everything. We never felt pressured, his team is extremely competent and responsive, he is VERY knowledgeable and his strategy actually worked wonders to find a house myself and my picky husband could agree on purchasing. When it came down to negotiating, he was a PRO!! Everything was top notch and closing was seamless. In the past, with other realtors, they pack up shop, we never hear from them and they're on to the next. Not Kurt and Liz. They made sure we were settled in and comfortable.
We're happy, in love with our new home and so thankful we decided to go with Kurt and his team.
We just bought a home in Irvine and it would not have been possible without Kurt and his team. Working with them has been a pleasant and memorable experience. When we first met Kurt, he was patient, attentive and forthright and that convinced us to go ahead. He walked us through the home buying process in great depth and just like the reviewers below, we loved the fact that Kurt was always mellow and we never felt pressured. They were there every step of the way and are very thorough and competent. Liz deserves a special mention for always being prompt and helping everything progress smoothly. We are glad we met them and strongly recommend Kurt and his team.
I highly recommend working with Kurt and his group. We worked with Kurt to evict out renters, sell our house and buy a new one. Kurt is highly knowledgeable with everything real estate related including rentals & remodeling as he does that with his own properties. Kurt helped convince the sellers to accept our lower offer when they knew they could get more, by selling us as great buyers. Kurt's unique marketing tactics got us $30,000 more for our house that most realtors thought it was worth. His flipping experience guided us through our remodel to get the house appraised for the selling price.
But here is the real reason to work with Kurt: Kurt goes to bat for you.The buyers sued us over a misunderstanding. Kurt immediately started gathering all the evidence we needed. He had the Berkshire Hathaway lawyers review it and Kurt showed up at court with us. Instead of being snarky, like I would have been, he kindly & respectfully presented our case for us to the buyer, who immediately dismissed the case & we all left with a handshake.
Kurt is so knowledgeable about everything related to real estate. He works hard to get you what you want, but is also honest about what you can actually get. He doesn't mind showing you 100 houses or holding 100 open houses until you find what you are looking for. We would use Kurt again, except we are so satisfied with our house we might never move again.
Kurt and his team are second to none!!
I have known Kurt personally for over 12 years. Not only is he truly a great person, he is the absolute BEST when it comes to his knowledge of real estate, his professionalism, his high standard of ethics and his proven track record of achieving results.
Kurt handled the sale of my property a few years back which went smooth and flawless through the entire process. A few months ago I reached out to Kurt because we were needing to purchase a new home, within a short timeframe. Based on my last experience with him, as well as his impeccable reputation in real estate, I didn't think twice in contacting him to help us. He made himself available to come over to our house and meet with us. He gathered information from us regarding what we were looking for, he went over areas that he felt would fit our needs and immediately began working.
He took us out on many showings and each time, he made sure to let us make our own opinions, instead of trying to talk us in to anything! What a breath of fresh air! He taught us about how to decide if the house is a fit, based on our key factors as well as benefits vs. features. He always answered his cell, always returned text messages, was always on time and always made himself available to show us a property. And trust me, I had him show us a LOT of properties. At no time did our pickiness bother him. If we didn't like a home, it was simply "on to the next." If for some reason he was tied up, he had his assistant Liz contact us right away to answer our questions or to show us properties. Liz was an absolute pleasure to work with as well! She was prompt, knowledgeable and always available to us!
We just closed escrow last week on a home in Nellie Gail that we love and the entire process could not have gone more smooth. We are forever grateful!
Buying or selling a home can be a huge stress in itself, especially with the caliber of agents that are out there. It would be a mistake not to choose the Kurt Real Estate Group for any and all of your real estate needs. Kurt and his team are experts, but even more importantly, they are honest, ethical, reliable and beyond knowledgeable of all aspects of real estate - from negotiation to pointing out red flags in a property, to demographics of neighborhoods. Kurt maintains his exemplary reputation because he is just that good!!
I contracted Kurt Galitski to sell my home, which he did in a matter of weeks in spite of the unexpected summer slump of 2018. Kurt is as professional as he is knowledgeable regarding the market in Costa Mesa. He also has a high standard of integrity. And if he doesn't have the answer you need he will use his vast pool of resources to find it out for you. He had excellent advice and tips on preparing and staging my home. He also works with Myriad Property Management so has every needed resource from painters to plumbers, handymen etc to correct any problem or fix needed, literally in a matter of minutes if the situation requires it. His office manager Liz Peters is just as helpful. She set me up with a free home warranty service as a courtesy. My inspection revealed extensive electrical work needed which would have cost me hundreds of dollars out of pocket, but thanks to the home warranty it was only $75. I felt Kurt went above and beyond to address every concern and need I had during the process. He answered my calls promptly if at all possible, and took as long as needed to resolve every concern I expressed. I found him courteous and professional at all times. Not high pressured in any way. His company runs like a well oiled machine, and if needed Kurt is on site to make it happen, even helping to heft my water heater back on it's stand at one point. His office manager Liz is just as courteous and helpful, also always prompt to provide assistance. I am very satisfied with Kurt and highly recommend him as both buyer and seller of your home.
Kurt and his team are THE BEST! They helped my get into my dream home in this extremely competitive market. The whole experience of buying a home was a breeze with them. I am so grateful I found them and would HIGHLY recommend them if your looking to buy a home in So-Cal.
My family recently worked with The Kurt Real Estate Group in the marketing and sale of our family home in Costa Mesa. We interviewed 14 firms and ultimately selected Kurt and his team based on the quality and professionalism of his group and their out-of-the-box approach to marketing our home.
Kurt was always available for a call and provided us with regular, thorough updates, making what can be a challenging process an enjoyable experience. Kurt had to navigate a number of hurdles but always maintained a professional demeanor.
I would highly recommend Kurt and his team as they know the market and understand how to bring buyers and sellers together for a win win outcome.
Kurt was amazing, professional, and very informative. He knows Costa Mesa like the back of his hand! I highly recommend Kurt if you are in the market for a new home. After one phone call, he allowed me access to a personal online portal with many suggestion and insight for a specified area. Over all it was a great experience!
Kurt and his team managed my rental property for 16 months as well as helped me then sell it in 2015. Every step of the way, he was always available, and very easy to work with. He handled issues with my tenant promptly and firmly, and when we transitioned to selling the property, he ensured that I got the best price for my property and went above and beyond to make sure that I had a buyer who could close escrow in time for me and my husband to purchase our new home. He also helped me navigate the escrow process, and ensured I made the right decisions regarding repair credits to my buyer. Kurt is knowledgeable, thorough, and takes the utmost pride in making sure his clients feel valued and important. He's worth every penny and more!
To future readers/researchers. I just wanted to add another review for Kurt Galitski and the Kurt Real Estate Group. First off, please read my original review for Kurt back in 2013 where Kurt assisted in the purchase of my first house. That review should shed some real perspective to this review.
Well, if your read the first review you'll notice that I purchased the house in 2013 during a really difficult time to purchase a house. The market was on fire for sellers and sometimes a home here in OC wouldn't last on the MLS more than a day. There was a lot of cash offers and it was a very discouraging time to be on the buy end. But Kurt coached me through this difficult market and my first home purchase. "Believe me, there was an enormous amount of coaching". I was able to purchase a home with great bones, and then I went to work fixing it up. I am Construction savvy and was able to do a lot of the little things by myself. But I also hired several subcontractors to do some of the things that I wasn't comfortable doing, and sometimes I really didn't want to do. I should note here that during this 3 year, live in my construction site, sometimes clean, sometimes dirty home, I consulted with Kurt on several occasions. He would come to my home and make recommendations on where I should put money into the home, and seriously the most important knowledge was where to not make updates or changes. Believe me when working within a budget, it is great to have all the outside knowledge you can get so that your decisions moving forward are solid. Fast Forward to the end of the 3 years where I finished my project and put it in the market.
Of course working and consulting with Kurt during the duration of my project, I only thought it fitting and deserving that Kurt and the Kurt Real Estate Group list and sell my home. So Kurt got right to work. Professional pictures were taken immediately after he help stage my home with the furniture and things I already owned. In this case I learned that bare minimums are the way to roll. People want to picture their things in the homes they look at, not your things. Again, the coaching on the selling end is invaluable. I should also point out at this point that we were asking and marketing this house for over $500 / sq ft. Which indeed was pretty much the highest cost / sq ft in my neighborhood and surrounding areas. I know I fixed up a nice looking home and put $$ in the right places, but I was still skeptical of my marketed price. Enter the marketing!! The Kurt Real Estate Group marketed the holy he** out of my home. Professional photography was incorporated and there was even a you tube video uploaded almost immediately. Every Real Estate website as well as the MLS was updated with my home information. I can't bore you with the particulars of living in a house and selling at the same time, but it is difficult and taxing to say the least. Kurt had at least 3 different of his associates working and running open houses on weekends all through the summer. Skipping to the sale of the home; we were on the market for just about 3 months. Once I received an offer, then the real negotiations began. Kurt was phenomenal in his approach during this phase of the sale. We ended up playing a little give and take, but in the end, it all culminated with the sale of my home. And, I still set a record for $$/ sq ft for my area. We went in high and we sold high. Kurt crushed it in every single aspect of getting this difficult process done.
And as if you thought I was almost done, I just have one more process to add. I was completely ready to go rent a house for a year just to see where this real estate market was going. Selling high and buying high wasn't my first choice. However, with a lot of talking and back and forth with those closest to me, I decided to go ahead and buy. I'd take the plunge once more. Enter Kurt once again. I had already informed Kurt that I would be renting and he wished me the best of luck and said he'd be around when I was ready to buy once again. About 10 days before I was supposed to be 100% completely out of my sold home, I called Kurt to inform him of my plan to purchase. With my tight time frame, he said we need to get to work immediately knowing I was going to literally be homeless pretty soon. Kurt put together an immediate schedule with me to find time to look at homes during my busy work schedule. We identified my potential price range as well as my designated cities and neighborhoods I wished to research. Remember, I also had to begin the loan process right then and there from scratch. Moving forward, Kurt and his loan officer connections helped me make an offer, do some negotiating, and close escrow on a new home in 12 days. Closing in 12 days is not the norm. But, Kurt was able to work his magic to get this deal done and closed so that I wasn't without a home to live in for more that about a week. Well done Kurt!
What I love about Kurt is that he is a man of his WORD! The type of customer service he offers is above and beyond anyone else's. Kurt is always a phone call away even after you have purchased your house. Being from the area and working here for years he knows Costa Mesa like the back of his hand. He is honest, knowledgeable, professional, courteous, reliable and a hard worker. I am glad I listened to my friend and gave Kurt a call. I would highly recommend him as your Realtor.
I can't believe I am the first one to review Kurt on Yelp. If I could give him more than five stars, I would, because Kurt is truly a fantastic real estate agent.
Earlier this year with my stock portfolio plummeting and apartment prices rising, I decided to invest whatever that is left in my portfolio in a home. I am a first time home buyer, and was casually looking on redfin for new listings for a little while. I have called a few agents before I saw one of Kurt's listings on socalmls, and how glad I found him!
He is knowledgeable, experienced, professional, and very very responsive. But besides these qualities a good agent should have, he offers so much more. You can tell he does his due diligence on both the client and property thoroughly before any meeting; I am always impressed by him remembering things so well when he has 30 listings and numerous clients to deal with. Sometimes a subtle comment goes a long way, and those comments show that he tries to think in your shoes and have your best interest in mind.
I am usually not a big fan of real estate agents- they often seem "successful" and "knowledgeable"- they drive BMW or M-Benz and carry a good price-tagged brief case. But when you actually get to know them, they don't really know what they are talking about and they don't always respond to your questions with full confidence and clarity. Kurt on the other hand, is well grounded and extremely knowledgeable. He told me that he used to buy and sell properties as an investment strategy himself, and he also manages several rental properties. He gave me a lot of good information from where to buy carpet to how to add another room in the house; from renting rooms out to filing out my tax return. He is the guy you want to be friend with because he knows so damn much!
I read a lot of his listings just to do some research on him before I met with him. There are very few agents out there that can write house descriptions well (not to mention eloquent...If you read listings on redfin, you'd know what I mean), from reading his listings I can tell that he really puts a lot of efforts into them. He also takes great pictures on all of his home postings, which makes a huge difference when a buyer is viewing the properties online initially. (As a long time Canon DSLR user myself, it was a huge plus in my book) When I am a seller someday, I will definitely call him again.
When you are making (maybe) the biggest purchase or sale in your life, you don't want to work with someone who is just good. You want to work with someone phenomenal, like Kurt.
Kurt is actually a client of mine, he was my first call when it came time for my fiance and I to start looking for a place to buy. I can honestly say Kurt made the process as pleasurable and enjoyable as it possibly could have been.
Kurt took us out to a few properties the first week we got into the market. Throughout the whole process, he was very patient and consultative. We even put an offer on a townhome, but then had to turn it down after further scrutiny of our budget. Kurt never made us feel bad or that we were wasting his time with putting the offer together.
What I think is most noteworthy is that Kurt actually found the condominium we ended up closing escrow on. After getting a feel for what we were looking for in that first week, Kurt found a beautiful condominium in Laguna Niguel he took us to see. After seeing that property, we knew it was the one. We placed our offer and Kurt worked tenaciously to put us in the best position to get the property. His years of experience and expertise really showed in the whole process of negotiating with the owner. We ended up getting the place and could not be more excited to move in.
When my friends enter the market to purchase or sell a home, I will recommend Kurt whenever I can. He's a seasoned pro who will work hard to put you in the best position to buy or sell a property.
Had a great vibe about Kurt from the start. He's the absolute best, I find myself referring him to friends all the time. He helped us find our home within a month, which was great because I was VERY pregnant! I love how he knew a ton about the area we were interested in. Kurt is very personable,friendly & honest. He even dropped off a house warming & baby gift with his adorable family!
My husband and I have known Kurt for years. Over the years we have consulted with him about the market and the best options for our family as far as selling our home, buying a home and answering questions about Costa Mesa and other areas of Orange County. He truly cares about our family's best interest and not in just making a sale! He will undoubtedly be the one we call when we are ready to "make that move"!! Thank you Kurt for your knowledge, professionalism and authenticity.
I second everything that Melody Y said. I really get the feeling that Kurt is watching out for me and has my best interests at heart. When making such a large purchase, it's very comforting to feel that someone who really knows what he's doing has got your back.
Working with Kurt on buying our new home was fantastic!!! He took great care of us through the entire process, going over and beyond the call of duty. Having worked with some other agents in the past, it was easy to see Kurt's knowledge and professionalism were on a different level. I would highly recommend using his services! 5 Stars +++
Kurt is a wonderful realtor! He was so knowledgeable about each home and the surrounding areas. We enjoyed driving around with him in search of our perfect home. He did a wonderful job seeking out what we were interested in and eliminating everything else. We are now happily living in our new home that he found for us! Thanks Kurt!
Great experience finding my home with Kurt. They were very considerate of my needs and helped me find the perfect place.
A friend of mine suggested that when I was looking for a short term lease in Newport that I speak to Kurt. She was right. He knew the area and negotiate a nice price for me. I had a wonderful summer with my boyfriend at the beach! Totally worth it! Stop by and say Hi.
I was looking for a property management company here is the Costa Mesa area. Kurt knew his business well. His management team is very attentive and astute in the areas of real estate.