John J. Kenny

Broker Associate Century 21 Baldini Realty CA BRE 01149863
- TOP 1% OF CENTURY 21 AGENTS NATIONWIDE.
- LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
** CENTURION AWARD WINNER
- National Association of Realtors Member
- California Association of Realtors Member.
- San Francisco County Association of Realtors
- San Francisco * San Mateo * Marin * Contra Costa * Alameda * Santa Clara County MLS.

I have been licensed to sell Real Estate in California since 1992 and have been associated with the same Century 21 office the entire time. Born and raised on the Peninsula and having worked exclusively in the San Francisco Bay Area, I have the local knowledge and back ground that will come in handy when looking through all the diverse neighborhoods this area has to offer.
I have experience helping clients with the purchase or sale of their Personal Residence + Rentals

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Sep 8, 2017
Manager
From day 1, John was awesome throughout the process! We were 1st time home buyers and he was very thorough in explaining us the entire process using some great analogies. He knows both the peninsula Bay and SF area very well, and really adds value in providing info about a particular area beyond what you can find online. His willingness to visit as many homes with you in-person is definitely a plus. From time to time when we had concerns, he was there to help address/answer them and went out of his way to do additional research that would make us feel more comfortable. He invests time in getting to know what you are looking for. He also got us in touch with a lender that provided a great loan rate.

You know when someone is just doing their job vs. when someone is really dedicated to what they do and love every minute of it. John is definitely the latter. He is a wonderful and an awesome personality to work with: jovial, great sense of humor, meticulous and very detail-oriented. Thanks to John, we found our home! We feel 200%+ comfortable recommending him to our friends and family! :)
Aug 11, 2017
John Kenny is the BEST real estate agent! He tirelessly met all of our needs, on both the buying and selling sides. His energy and enthusiasm are contagious. He knows the San Francisco real estate market inside and out, and his marketing strategies are fantastic. He's even fun when the subject is documents! I could not recommend him higher.
Jun 6, 2017
Teacher
Let John help you with your purchase or sale! I purchased my first home with John's help recently - he made the whole process smooth and understandable. John took the time to explain all the details, advise where extra attention may be needed in my purchasing process and communicated with me within moments at all stages. John is a friendly guy who knows the area and is an expert at his business. John can make it happen for you!
May 16, 2017
retired financial advisor
I have used John twice now and would not hesitate to use him again should I ever have the need. John has a vast amount of experience and know-how into the entire process of getting a house sold. He has made it so easy for me by keeping in constant contact and being proactive in getting things done, like getting the house ready to sell, advertising, listing, showing and remained involved in the closing process to be sure I was kept in the loop and to answer any questions that might arise. Further, he is a most personable individual and I feel like I have made a friend for life. I would absolutely strongly recommend him.
Oct 16, 2016
Professor
I highly recommend John--he is efficient, savvy of the market, with an uncanny sense of when to nudge and when to give us space. It was nearly a year-long process for us to get my parent's home on the market and John was always available and responded to my questions typically within an hour.
Aug 26, 2016
John has been there for three sales transactions, from beginning to end. He helped us find and buy our first home and, 13 years later, sell it for almost three times the original purchase price. His knowledge of the market, the process and his ability to understand and show compassion for people during what can't be a very difficult process. John's a great guy and I trust him 100% with any transaction I would ever do. He's honest, straightforward, and tells you like it is. He also has a great sense of humor and knows went to lighten up the mood. He's my go to real estate guy forever.
Jun 13, 2016
Owner
John was outstanding.He went over all comparable listings and recent sales with us and then we agreed on a fair asking price witch resulted in a cash offer at full price.We would recommend John to anyone. Great guy.
Jun 13, 2016
John did a great job handling the sale of our property. He was attentive, thorough, and timely. I would definitely use him again.
Jun 9, 2016
Working with John was effortless! He was such a pleasure to work with that the sale of my house was actually fun! John is as professional as they come - he made sure to stay on top of everything through the entire process. And, we got $85,000 over asking price! I would highly recommend John to anyone wanting to buy or sell a home.
Dec 6, 2015
Homeowner/investor
It is our immense pleasure to recommend John Kenny as a real estate agent for any individual or family searching for the ideal home or investment property. My wife and I engaged with John as we were considering purchasing a second home. This was a big step for us and we were in need of some sound council and guidance. Moreover, while the property seemed right for our needs, the timing was not ideal as we were both distracted by new job and family responsibility. We were not sure we could pull this all off.

John had an initial meeting with us and listened to our goals, objectives and limitations. He did not push us into a purchase; he helped us make an objective decision. As we explored the opportunity, John surveyed the market, looked for alternatives and connected with local and listing agent. John dug deep and connected with the County on past permits and researched other important aspects of the property which we would not have understood on our own. His effort allowed us have a complete understanding of the important factors in this important decision.

A master with the contract negotiations, John came up with a deal that was good for us and made the seller happy as well. He ended up below our upper limit which is true testament to John's consideration for his client. John could have quickly defaulted to our top offer but instead he found the seller's bottom and saved us a considerable amount due to his skill. I am sure we would have paid more if not for John Kenny.

We found John to be a highly attentive agent, almost as if we were his only clients, although we know that was not the case. He returned all phone calls and emails the same day. We never felt neglected or unimportant. He is also highly personable with an engaging personality. John is also very talented technologically and he used these skills to save us time and accelerate the process.

We are pleased to recommend John Kenny to anyone looking to buy or sell a home or investment property. He is hands down the best in the business in our opinion and if we ever transact again he will be our first choice in real estate agents. He has definitely raised the bar.

Nov 21, 2015
Special Agent - Department of Justice
John Kenny is a talent worth knowing! John has elevated the task of buying/selling sticks and bricks to a new creative and competitive level. John's energy, blinding smile and grasp of the Bay area housing market has made my dream come true in less than 90 days! Somehow, John orchestrated me a deal which placed me in the house of my dreams, 'below asking/list price'! Just this one deal speaks to John's great days ahead. If asked to paint a picture of John Kenny with words, I'd say, 'Competent', 'Compassionate' and 'Creative'. In sum, John Kenny is not the sort of man who wakes up each morning plagued by self doubt or wondering what to do.
Aug 17, 2015
seller
I highly recommend realtor John Kenny. He helped advise me on timing, upgrades, staging and key strategies in the sale of my condo in San Francisco's Richmond District this summer. John was a pleasure to work with; extremely 'hands on'; and always insightful in his explanations and encouraging of me during a very stressful process.
I appreciated his professionalism, wisdom and sense of humor as well.
Jul 9, 2015
Homebuyer, and now homeowner
John was professional, a great communicator, skilled, and always friendly to work with. John knows what he's doing, but also a guy I'd grab a beer with just to hang out.
Jul 7, 2015
John sold my Mother-in-Law's home in San Francisco. He provided excellent service from the start - and my skeptical mother-in-law loved him from their first meeting. He did everything he could to make her feel comfortable, he was very patient with her questions and uncertainty, and he gave her all the time she needed at each meeting.

John was professional, personable, and extremely knowledgable! He had the professional connections that allowed minimal effort on our part to get the home ready to sell. He priced her home reasonably and ended up selling in less than two weeks and for more than $75k over the listed price!!

I highly recommend John Kenny! You will not regret choosing John as your real estate agent!
Jun 28, 2015
Cliet
John Kenny helped me and my wife find and purchase a very attractive home that exceeded all of our needs. We were especially pleased because he was able to do this during a period when prices were rising quickly. Since we were working with a limited budget, our bids on two homes were not accepted. John was always upbeat and positive, so he was able to keep our hopes up, even when we started to have our doubts about the market. In the end, we were thrilled by the home we are now enjoying.
Apr 19, 2015
Owner
Hi my name is Kathy and in 2013, I inherited a house in San Francisco. My good friends recommended John Kenny. To say that the situation was complex is to say the least. John was so kind and patient with me for TWO years. When he finally got to list it. He sold it in one week. I would recommend John Kenny to anyone looking for a great realtor. I can't thank him enough. It was a true pleasure.
Dec 21, 2014
Homeowner
December 21, 2014

It is my pleasure to write and express my gratitude regarding Baldini Realty real estate agent Mr. John Kenny, who represented my interest with the sale of my home after two disappointing attempts through other real estate agents.

Somewhat discouraged trying to sell an over built home in an older neighborhood I contacted John who had noteworthy experience and knowledge of the market in my area. John listened to my concerns and marketed the home immediately representing neighborhood conditions and assets of the home.

In a matter of months, my home was under contract and sold over the asking price. John accomplished a challenging undertaking that seemed impossible. John is by far the best real estate agent I have ever known. Not only did John sell my home, he set up the purchase of my new home and facilitated the moving to a new location. To say the least, John has vast resources at his fingertips for your disposal.

John has incredible attention to detail, easy to talk to, a good listener, easy to contact, prompt at returning calls, answers questions diligently, excellent follow-through, and is extremely kind and personable.

I highly recommend Mr. John Kenny to anyone, and it was a real pleasure working with him.

Sincerely,

Mr. Jeff Kearney
Dec 16, 2014
CEO, ECM Corp
John is a true professional real estate agent. He has helped me both sell and buy homes. His market insights are always spot-on and I trust him 100%. He makes real estate transactions as easy as possible and goes the extra mile to ensure maximum value return for his clients.

John is the only agent I would ever use for my real estate needs.
Dec 9, 2014
John was my listing agent on a three unit building. He was proactive, responsive, timely, and knowledgeable. He is now assisting with a 1031 exchange. I would use him again.
Dec 4, 2014
Owner
John already had an interested and qualified buyer for our property even before we listed it and this buyer submitted the best offer for the property. I would have no reservations using John again for future listings.
Dec 3, 2014
Buyer
This was a great experience for me. I would highly recommend John. He helped me locate and purchase an investment property in San Francisco while prices were going into the stratosphere! I thought it would impossible, but he helped made it happen! Everything went very smoothly from start to finish, a total pro! I couldn't have done it without his help. Thank you!!
Sep 16, 2014
Once again John Kenny has proven himself a true expert when it comes to the nuisance and subtle art of buying and selling homes. He's represented me as both a buyer and seller and I trust his judgment completely in either capacity. He has always been spot on with his suggestions, assessments and strategies while keeping a realistic and grounded approach. His knowledge and experience are two of his greatest assets, yet it's his upbeat attitude and ability to find the humor in even the most difficult situation is truly a gift. Not only is he a stellar agent, but he is also an honest and good person. He understands the emotions that often accompany buying or selling your home and knows how and when to put the business aside and help his client as one friend would help another. I had the opportunity to go with other agents but when it came time to make the call, I knew I wouldn't have anyone other than John represent me.
Sep 12, 2014
Newly Retired!
Working with John Kenny as our Realtor in Selling our Home was a delight. Not only did John become a friend, but his easy personality really put us at ease in a first time adventure for us! We had lived in our home for over 26 years raising our family in the same neighborhood that we grew up in, but this was Lee's family home since 1960...preparing for Selling was quick, efficient, and before we knew it we were in our Retirement Dream House in the Sierra Foothills! The Network within Century 21 is amazing, and John was the perfect fit for us. John knew the area, what we could realistically ask for the Listing, and his wise marketing approach worked perfectly as he hoped! We not only got our asking price, but in a short 9 days received multiple offers with one amazing buyer that was the perfect fit to take over our home in the years to come...not to mention well above asking price. We can't thank John enough, and would recommend him to anyone Buying or Selling Real Estate in this competitive Market he so easily handles.
Sep 11, 2014
Home Owner
John Kenny help us sell my mother's home. With his assistance we were able to get the property ready for viewing. He gave us good advice as to what had to be done and also offered some names of people that could help get the job done. We had 15 offers and sold and closed the transaction in less than 30 days. I would highly recommend John to sell a home in the San Francisco area. He really knows his stuff.
Sep 11, 2014
First time homebuyer
John is the best realtor you could dream of having. He is kind, efficient, flexible and above all professional! Our search was super challenging, but as soon as we began working with John, things fell into place. He was also able to get the house of our dreams for us below the asking price, amazing!

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