John J. Kenny

Broker Associate Century 21 Baldini Realty CA BRE 01149863

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 Single Family Home , Multi Unit Apartment Buildings, Condos and 1031 Exchanges
Jun 8, 2021
John Kenny has my strongest recommendation. He has helped me both as a buyer and as a seller. He is my first choice anytime I am considering real estate in the Bay Area.

John is a tireless advocate on behalf of his clients, and he has an extensive network of contacts who can help with all aspects of a move. Cleaners, landscapers, painters, carpenters, and anything else you can think of that you might need, and even services that you might not have realized that you wanted.

Moving is complicated enough; it is good to have someone who has your back, helping you through the process.
Jun 7, 2021
John was very thorough, informative and responsive with all our concerns and questions throughout the selling process. We hired John for his expertise in the area and experience in the field. He was also very prompt, helpful and accommodating, so the entire process was be completed successfully as planned.
May 6, 2021
John is an outstanding Realtor! He is very professional and knowledgeable. He has a positive attitude and is very thoughtful. I had a complicated house sale in probate and John had no problems handling every issue in a timely and effective manner. His communication skills are exemplary and his ability to explain complex realty and legal issues is excellent. I highly recommend John for all your realty needs, he is the best!
Nov 29, 2020
Engineer/Insurance Broker
John did an excellent job in helping us purchase our new home. He is very knowledgeable, detail-oriented and has the integrity that we appreciate. Communication was superb throughout the process. John's knowledge and experience around homes, the housing market and the overall home buying process was very impressive and helped us immensely. It's been such a pleasure working with John. He has such a positive attitude. We highly recommend him. Thank you John!
Feb 10, 2020
John is very thorough and really knows his stuff! He also is very good at communicating via email when you have questions or things on your mind that need to be discussed. If it is too much for an email, he will willingly have a good phone conversation instead. But on top of all that, he is more than capable and I highly recommend using John for selling or buying your house! He was perfect for our needs and I would use him again in a heartbeat!
Aug 9, 2019
Sr Electrical Engineer
John did a great job as our buyers agent. He was very responsive (text, email, phone call). We got lucky with our offer, because the seller accepted it without any counters (we went in about $20k under the asking), and John was very helpful through the entire closing process. He communicated very well with our lender and the HOA to get us closed within 25 days. Granted that's not just on him, that depends on the lender as well - but he was involved in it all the way to push them to close on time and that's important. After closing, I asked him if he can give me our full escrow file in hard copy (400+ pages) AND digital format - John obliged with no questions asked. There's a reason he gets consistent high ratings online and nationally - he's really good at what he does.
Mar 3, 2019
Having John as our real estate agent was the best move I’ve made! John helped us sell our townhouse when the housing inventory was up and there were daily negative news about the real estate market. John worked tirelessly and gave us excellent and sensible recommendations that resulted in ours sold for more than $100k over another townhouse that had the same layout and sq. footage. The other unit had the city view and upgraded kitchen, something ours didn’t. Ours had an upstairs area closed in as a third bedroom.

We appreciate that John was never pushy and never told us to spend money on upgrades that may result in fast sale but not advantageous to us, the sellers. We were out of state the whole time, and he took care of all of the detail work. When nearby properties kept reducing their asking price, ours was sold in one week and 5% over asking price. John is absolutely amazing in every sense.
Mar 1, 2019
John has what my wife and I value most in a realtor: sincere personal connection and interest in finding us the best house. John's performance record speaks for itself. What stood out was his keen ability to understand our needs, and then clearly consider those needs against each house we saw. And to boot, his energy and sense of humor make him a blast to do business with. We'd highly recommend him at the drop of a hat.
Sep 13, 2018
Trust Officer
It was a pleasure to work with John Kenny. He kept me informed regularly without overwhelming me with information. John got the house prepared for sale very quickly and even dealt with the title company about two surprise liens that appeared. I was very pleased with the whole transaction from start to finish and heartily recommend John Kenny.
May 19, 2018
May 19,2018.
John was recommended to me by a friend. In April of this year, I used john for the first time to sell one property & buy another. I found john extremely knowledgeable about real estate, reliable & always prompt. He gave first class service thru the whole process, giving me support & advice every step of the way. He returned all my calls, answering every question I had ( and I had plenty of questions).
I strongly recommend John to anyone getting ready to buy or sell any property.
May 19, 2018
Apartment owner
We have been using John Kenny for several years and find him to be very efficient and knowledgeable in selling and buying property for us. We recommend him very highly.

Apr 26, 2018
John was our realtor when we sold our property and he closed the deal for us for more than we anticipated. He has a great sense of humor, always professional, and answered all of our questions. It was the first time we sold a property and he made the process easy for us.
Feb 3, 2018
CEO, revshop inc.
John has helped me in selling and buying homes over the years. He is a consummate real estate pro who has helped me navigate all the intricacies of real estate transactions. His attention to detail is unbelievable. When he sold my home in Millbrae, he handled the complete transaction from home repairs, staging, listing and selling the house. It could not been easier. Based on his advice and marketing strategy, we sold the home for much more than what I was expecting and at the time, the highest price per square feet in the history of Millbrae. I highly trust and recommend John...
Feb 2, 2018
John sold 2 family homes for us in San Francisco. He made it easy to go through the process. He is professional, freindly and always has a smile. He understands the market & neighborhoods. He knows how to get top dollar for property. We recommend John to anyone searching for a great real estate agent.
Sep 8, 2017
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
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
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
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
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.

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