Ron and Kathleen Hunter, 478 1st Street, Petaluma
My wife and I were very lucky to have family recommend Fred Kusin to represent us in the purchase of our new home in Petaluma. We live out of state and relied on Fred to help us stay on top of the housing market, offer advice, show us around, and then help us complete the purchase of the home we selected. He did this with professional skill and a warm approach helping to follow-up on the closure of our purchase even though we were 1000 miles away and had various hurdles pop up. Fred was always available to help us check in with the builder or loan officer so we could stay informed. We would use Fred again and would recommend others to use his services as well.
Jane Beck, 99 Leibert Lane, Novato
Fred Kusin of Frank Howard Allen came highly recommended to me as a knowledgeable and reliable realtor. From first meeting, Fred was sensitive to my needs and to those of other family members. He helped to resolve issues with the house and had multiple offers waiting for me after the open house. So glad he was sent my way and I plan to recommend him to anyone planning a sale or the purchase of a home.
Catherine Howard, 101 Windwalker Way, Novato
Fred Kusin represented us in the sale of our home at 101 Windwalker Way in Novato. Fred has excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and quickly convinced us that he could sell our home after we had listed it previously with two agents. His attention to detail, dedication and his effective use of technology are most impressive and contributed to the close of this sale in a timely manner. Fred advised on staging, promoted our home to other agents with special events, conducted several open house events and was diligent with updates and feedback from potential buyers. He spent a great deal of time with us and he is the only residential real estate that I have dealt with that invested the time and energy to understand the specific infrastructure and unique features of our home. He also provided valuable local and regional market information and responded professionally to all interested parties. The aerials with the helicopter-cam and internet marketing were amazing and we appreciate not only Fred’s creativity, but also Frank Howard Allen’s investment in their agent’s marketing plan and tools. We also appreciate the fact that Fred, was always accessible and kept us well informed at all times. He remained involved in every step of the process including a major construction repair during the approval process. I represent commercial real estate clients and my husband has historically been involved in both residential and commercial investments and we understand the challenges and risks of real estate transactions, Fred maintained our confidence throughout the process and we are so relieved that the home is sold. We will recommend Fred without reservation to friends, family and neighbors as we have no doubt that he will provide the most professional, courteous and strategic approach to ensure a successful resolution. He is unique in his ability to embrace technology while maintaining interpersonal communication which is very rare. email@example.com
John and Kathy Levo, 4324 Spring Hill Road, Petaluma
Before we met Fred, we had our 70 acre property on the market for over a year with hardly any showings or interest. A good friend of ours recommended Fred to us, and we when met him we knew we were in good hands. Fred promoted our property not only in Sonoma, but also Marin and other surrounding counties. We had several interested parties within the first month and sold the property shortly after. Fred's level of experience, professionalism, and communication cannot be matched. We couldn't be happier with the superior service we received from Fred Kusin and we now recommend him to everyone we know. He has also become a good friend of ours. firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob and Cathy Weber, 44 Miraflores Avenue, San Rafael
We have experienced both buying and selling homes with Fred and I can say with confidence that he puts 150% into his transactions; professionally and personally. He posses astonishing energy to get the job done but yet he is flexible and understanding of client needs. He is confident and passionate about his work and it shows. Fred guided us through the sale of our home with meticulous preparation; it was no surprise that we had two offers before the open house. We would certainly recommend Fred Kusin for any real estate transaction and we congratulate him on achieving such positive outcomes. email@example.com
Michael Sansome, 7 Laconheath Drive, Novato
I have dealt with several real estate agents over the years and have had the unfortunate luck of being disappointed with them in some capacity or another. This past May my wife and I decided to put our home in Novato on the market again and we needed an agent. I remembered Fred Kusin because he had stopped by our home in Sebastopol a few weeks after after we pulled our home in Novato off the market back in 2009 and turned it back into a rental property. Fred stopped by a few weeks later to quickly introduce himself and leave us some information. We decided to give him and call and talk to him about selling our home in Novato. Fred was a breath of fresh air when it comes to real estate agents, he was very professional, polite, respectful, helpful, courteous and VERY easy to work with. Fred has raised the bar for my wife and I on what to expect from agents today. I would recommend him to anyone looking for someone for any of their real estate needs. firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Stompe, 475 Cascade, Fairfax (Traintown of Marin)
Fred simultaneously handled two transactions for me. The first was my Aunt and Uncle’s home in Fairfax and the second was a duplex for my nonprofit organization. He sold the duplex before there was even an open house. The closing was seamless. My Aunt and Uncle’s home was a challenging sale because the condition of the property needed significant attention prior to the sale. Fred almost single-handedly arranged for the work that needed to be completed before the property went on the market. His recommendations proved to be exactly what was needed to maximize the selling price. Not only did he have exceptional recommendations for companies that performed the necessary work, he handled most of the details of getting the work scheduled, keeping subcontractors on task, etc. He did a stellar job at marketing the property and was able to get a front page article in the Marin Independent Journal and coverage by ABC on Channel 7. Under his leadership, the property was transformed in a short period of time. In this market, selling property can be challenging. With Fred’s expertise and contacts in the trades, we were able to close on the property in a short period of time while maximizing the sales price. Again, the closing was seamless. In all of the real estate transactions I have been involved in over the years, I can’t think of another transaction that was as flawless as this was. Fred’s thoughtful, professional approach really paid off in the successful closings of both properties. email@example.com
Colin and Jennifer Hebert, 3787 Ross Road, Sebastopol
My husband and I were working with another agent in the Sebastopol area for several months -- without much luck! We were about to give up completely when we happened upon a house for sale. We called the “selling agent” who very quickly arranged for us to view the home. Although the house did not turn out to be the one for us, the selling agent I spoke with was Fred. He was more attentive and helpful in our 5 minute exchange than our agent had been over the prior 6 months. I ended up calling him back and saying, “any interest in representing us as our buying agent?”. It was smooth sailing from there! We found the perfect home within a couple of short weeks. The transaction was not an easy one as a result of today’s economic environment (the house was a short sale), but Fred was with us every step of the way. He made what could have been an extremely frustrating and stressful process as straightforward and enjoyable as possible. Without hesitation, I would recommend Fred to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. He is professional and knowledgeable and what is more, he is truly enjoyable to work with – he makes you feel as if you have a friend in the process. firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol Wiederhoeft, 26 Balra Drive, Novato
Fred is the greatest. I started to look for a new home with another realtor at another company and got so depressed I started looking on my own. Then I met Freddie at an open house and got so excited again about finding the right home. Fred called me to follow up on some information I requested on the current real estate market. I found Fred to be so up beat, honest, and enthusiastic, it rubbed off on me. I switched to Fred and found a perfect home in my price range. I consider Freddie my "new best friend". I highly recommend Fred Kusin.
Rick DeCarli, 2190 Adobe Road, Petaluma
We tried selling our property with another agent before hiring Fred and wasted our time. Our property sat on the market for seasons without a purchase offer. When we handed the job over to Fred, he not only raised the price, but got multiple offers within a very short period of time. We even ended up selling the property for over the asking price. The reason was the hard work, determination, and expert marketing that Freddie attributed to our project. I highly recommend Fred Kusin to anyone buying or selling their property. His integrity and hosesty cannot be matched.
Keith and Margaret Fink, 348 San Luis Way, Novato
Freddie has been the best real estate agent ever. We had been thinking about moving for the past few years but were never quite sure when the time would be right. I met Freddie at an open house that he was listing almost 2 years ago. He was the only agent out of so many who kept in touch with me over that time. He sent me e-mail updates and called on occasion and I never felt pressured due to his friendly easy-going nature. When we finally decided we could make a move he was right there giving us all kinds of help again with no pressure applied to make a decision. We got a great deal on the house that we moved into a few weeks ago and I know this because I'm still looking at open houses and noticing that houses are selling for more in our area and these houses have less space and need more fixing up. Now we're into the next phase with Freddie providing a huge amount of help and attention. We will be listing our townhouse in mid-May. Freddie has taken charge of all the workers including painters, carpet people, floor and counter-top installers and a stager. This is a huge task that my husband and I would have a hard time handling in light of our 3 kids and work schedules. We have total confidence that Freddie will coordinate all the home improvement and staging required and have our place sold for a good price in a short time period. email@example.com
JoAnne Kazemi, 1848 Carnero, Petaluma
Fred helped me fulfill a dream and purchase a home. He encouraged me and always made me feel that even if it took a year it didn't matter. The amount I could afford was too low for what I wanted. Still he continued to invest time with me. He embraced any idea I had and encouraged me to keep moving forward, to just keep looking. He never tried to push me up in price in an effort to make a sale. The support Freddie gave me throughout the entire process is amazing. He got answers, helped me realize that everyone gets nervous, returned calls and e-mails right away and just made the entire experience phenomenal. You can bet that I will always tell people to call him when they are thinking about buying or selling a house. I know he will take care of them and they'd be grateful to me for the referral.
Candace Haengi, 1540 Center Road, Novato
I cannot say enough about Freddie; he made buying my first home in Marin my dream come true. Freddie went out of his way to do everything thing he could to help me. I am a single mom and was totally alone in trying to be able to afford a home in Marin, Freddie walked me thru every step of the way, offering his time and support and friendship. He is truly one in a million, I can't stop talking about him to everyone I know I not only got a great place, I got a great friend out of the whole process. I will refer him to everyone I know. firstname.lastname@example.org
Ali and Farzaneh Mirghanbari, 4 Nunes Drive, Novato
Before we met Fred, we had worked with several real estate agents, and almost had given up on buying a home for the time being. However, the way he worked with us was never pushy and always extremely professional. Fred went above and beyond the call of duty to take care of our needs. My wife and I really appreciate what he has helped us to accomplish and we love our new home.
Thomas McHale, 341 Grandview Ave., Novato
We selected Freddie over other realtors because of his enthusiastic and professional approach to selling our house. He ended up selling our home for much more than our asking price and within 10 days on the market. He followed through on all points and made our experience seem easy. I hightly recommend him to everyone I know buying or selling a home. Thanks Freddie...
Bob and Carol Fink, 4 Nunes Drive, Novato
Carol and I just want to tell you again how much we appreciate your extra efforts in making the sale of our home as smooth as possible. Your fair, honest approach to real estate is most refreshing. Your attention to detail is outstanding. We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Please feel free to give our names as references. email@example.com