Exceedingly warm and kind, extremely competent and very capable, impressively responsive and intuitive, Kenny and Connie are the rare amalgamation of everything you never knew you needed while navigating the bay area real estate market. It's actually quite difficult to describe our experience working with them without it sounding like hyperbole - I really feel passionate and extreme about how excellent they were and are! I'm worried this "review" will read more as a love letter, because that's how my wife and I feel about this duo. I will just say that you'll just have to work with them to understand just what every single 5 star review here is attempting to describe.

Throughout our home purchase journey, Kenny and Connie kept us INFORMED (they had great insights and opinions on listings we'd forward to them, they constantly updated us as we requested more info about various listings, answered every single "stupid" question we had), kept us SANE (i'm talking extreme hand-holding during a whirlwind escrow period, and authentic empathy when we encountered disappointment), and kept us IN THE GAME (i sincerely believe our winning offer was accepted in large part thanks to their relationship-building with the listing agent). 

I'd like to remark on a few things : 
Kenny and Connie's responsiveness in our communication lines was with a swiftness that quelled many an anxious feeling. However, whenever we were with them we never felt as if they were distracted and itching to respond to their other clients. We always felt like we were their only clients. 
Kenny and Connie extend their personality to all the players in your real estate journey. They truly felt like our advocates, advocating for us in a world we'd never be able to navigate on our own. 
Kenny and Connie fished us out of a legitimate snafu during our escrow. Our mortgage lender made an error and Kenny and Connie stepped in on our behalf to smooth it out. 
Kenny and Connie are the real deal. Their thoughtfulness and attention to client service during every step could only be possible, if not sustainable, if it came from a genuine place of passion and love for the profession. What could have been an extremely taxing and exhausting process was made so hopeful, light, and filled with gratitude thanks to the ambiance and atmosphere established by their guidance and demeanor. We are so grateful to them for helping our house hunt transpire the way it did.

- Sammy G.

Connie and Kenny were introduced to us from a friend. We had been looking to purchase a place for months but needed an extra nudge to follow through with an offer. We had talked to other real estate agents before, but most felt a bit pushy and had never met anyone we felt truly comfortable with. After our initial meeting with Connie, we were immediately at ease. Connie and Kenny patiently answered all our questions and always had our best interest in mind. 

When it came time to making offers, we were extremely impressed by how Connie and Kenny handled us as somewhat difficult clients. We were picky buyers that didn't want to pay a market premium. Connie and Kenny worked with us to put together comps for all our interested homes and drafted everything for the offers despite us making some offers that were not likely to be accepted. After three tries, we landed our dream home and have been happily living here ever since. 

If you're in the market for a new home, we would highly highly recommend speaking with Connie and Kenny (we know we will again!).

- Joseph L.

This was our first home purchase in San Francisco, and Kenny and Connie made the whole process incredibly smooth while minimizing the first-time buyer stress. They took the time to educate us on the entire transaction process before touring homes, and patiently answered all of our questions. They were never pushy and worked with our hectic schedules to fit tours in at our pace. Throughout the search, we truly appreciated their promptness. Their responses were immediate and detailed, at all hours of the day.

C+K also has an outstanding network, which includes access to off-market listings. It is this network that ultimately led to our purchase of a wonderful single family home at a solid deal on both the home and the loan. 

Their help doesn't end either - these new homeowners have plenty of questions months later, and both Kenny and Connie are still very quick to respond.

We couldn't be more pleased and would recommend them to anyone.

- Andrew F.

I had been looking for a house with a relatively unresponsive realtor for several months before I was introduced to Kenny through a friend.  I gave him a call, and was quickly sold on him, due to his extensive knowledge, commitment to client service, and true passion for helping me buy a house.  Speaking of "quickly sold," the beautiful condo in which I am typing up this interview was quickly sold to me, thanks to Kenny (and Connie too!). 

But dig this: several months later, when I had an issue with water leaking in my condo, I actually texted Kenny, who gave me recommendations for whom to contact.  He has gone far above and beyond what is normally expected of an agent, and for all that I cannot recommend him enough.  Most importantly, Kenny accepted my friend request on Facebook and came to my birthday party.  In other words, he has not just acted as my real estate agent--he actually became a friend.  

Seriously, why are you still reading this?  Give Kenny and Connie a call right now and get that house!

- Jacob K.

Connie and Kenny are absolute class! Connie was extremely helpful in helping us find one of the most beautiful houses in San Francisco. Kenny has been helping us with introductions and his time and input into the renovation. Both an absolute pleasure to work with;  I'd recommend them and work with them again and again....

- Nick T.

Connie and Kenny individually are spectacular; together, they are an unstoppable team.

By word of mouth I was able to find Connie and Kenny and I am beyond grateful for them. They safeguarded my financial interests by securing my first San Francisco single-family home, purchased off-market.

Here's my experience:

The Interview - I interviewed a handful of other agents and selected Connie and Kenny because they answered my initial requests for information with prompt, thorough and informative responses, in a timely manner, and in the manner in which was best for me (sometimes on the phone or e-mail, and other times in person). They continued to provide that type of service throughout my search and ultimate transaction.

The Search - My search ranged from multi-unit dwellings to single-family residences. Nevertheless, within each category and each price point, Connie and Kenny set up clear search parameters, coached me through the ups and downs of the search, and remained stead-fast hunting down properties not even on the market (yet). Connie and Kenny used their extensive and rich connections in the area and industry to find just the gem I was looking for, landing me with the opportunity to making a winning bid before any other offers arose, leading me to purchase a single-family home off-market.

Their Work Ethic - Connie and Kenny both work full time to get to know you, your interests, and your goals. While they have a lot of clients, they maintain a small enough client base to be able to give me all the attention I needed. I always felt they were accessible and concentrated on my needs; I often forgot they had other clients! They work for more than a commission - they worked to ensure my home-buying process was a positive, engaging experience of which I had no regrets. Unlike previous agents I have worked with, Connie and Kenny were personally available to hand over the keys and have kept in touch since.

Their Knowledge & Reputation - In addition to keeping up with market trends, Connie and Kenny know about under-the-radar red flags that only seasoned San Francisco agents look for. Individually and collectively, they are highly endorsed by other agents; when I saw properties on my own, every listing agent perked up when I told them Connie and Kenny were my agents. Moreover, every listing agent diligently followed-up with Connie and Kenny, knowing I was a serious buyer and also hoping to do another easy transaction with them.

The Winning Bid - Connie and Kenny have high standards - not just for the property you will ultimately buy but also of you. They worked tirelessly with my mortgage lender and I to have all the necessary and supplemental paperwork done well before the time to submit my bid arose. This meant I was able to come to the table with the cleanest offer possible. Moreover, because of their reputation in the industry, they were able to obtain key interests the sellers had so that I could be able to reassure them I was the correct buyer for them. Because of all this, Connie and Kenny were able to submit my bid before any others were even submitted and I was able to win and close in record time.

In short, I am beyond pleased to have worked with Connie and Kenny on purchasing this single-family home and look forward to teaming up with them on future transactions. You would be smart (and lucky) to have them on your team, too!

- Regina D. 

For a first-time home buyer, the process can seem daunting, grueling, and opaque, especially in San Francisco, which is probably the most competitive market for buyers in the entire world. Thankfully, I had Connie and Kenny by my side to guide me through every step of the process from research and discovery all the way until I got the keys to my new home in my hands. Connie and Kenny are extremely professional, knowledgeable, responsive, and kind-hearted people that will listen to your needs and help you find your dream house. 

Throughout the process, C+K provided me a step-by-step overview of what was going to happen, what to expect, and rapidly responded to any and all questions that I had (and there are MANY questions that come up). It's hard to imagine going through the process with anyone else as they met my needs perfectly and provided a delightful experience. 

For me their strengths are:
-Strong Network with Other Agents: For better or for worse, the relationship between the buying and listing agent is important because a tremendous amount of trust is required on both sides to complete the transaction. Thankfully, C+K seem to know all the agents (because they have bought and sold so many houses) and were able to leverage this to my advantage when it came to make an offer. Their relationship with the listing agent played a strong role in the seller accepting the offer quickly.
-Experience: Every transaction in real estate is different and has its own unique complexities. It's important that your real estate agent have seen a broad range of transactions to know whether to give or take. C+K have done many different types of transactions and were able to know how to exactly respond to each situation that came up during the transaction close. They also use the legal team at Vanguard to get some more expert-level advise if necessary. 
-Execution Speed: In SF especially, it's important to move quickly without making any mistakes if you want to win the transaction. The speed and professionalism that C+K operate at is especially impressive since they are also juggling so many different clients. Every question I had was responded to thoughtfully and quickly. 

Thanks so much for your help, Connie and Kenny! For all prospective buyers/sellers, I highly recommend that you at least reach out to them to see if they can meet your needs. The best part about them is they are so warm and friendly and easy to communicate with. Gone for me are the stereotypes of the shady real estate agents that I was used to dealing with in the past.

- Steven S.

Connie and Kenny went above and beyond to help us find our new home. No matter the hour, they were always ready to respond to our questions and lend advice. They went out of their way to make sure we saw any property we were interested in, while making suggestions for upcoming showings that matched our interests. From working with lenders, selling agents, and helping us close - they were there every step of the way! 

We can't thank you two enough!

- Katie J.

When we decided to look for our dream home in San Francisco, we knew it wasn't going to be easy. Connie and Kenny were amazing partners throughout the process. Connie and Kenny sent us many listings that had not come to market yet, and somehow knew every seller's agent for all the properties we viewed!

They were encouraging and supportive as we put offers, and were just as excited as we were when we finally had one accepted! During our 30 day escrow period they kept us updated every step of the way which was comforting during the stressful process!

I would highly recommend anyone looking for a home in San Francisco to work with Connie and Kenny!

- Kathleen G.

 "Kenny is AMAZING!  My husband & I had been searching for a house to buy on & off for the last 3 years, eventually giving up on finding a home or a realtor with whom we could connect.  We ran into Kenny entirely by chance at an open house, and he immediately provided a reassuring balance between proactive and thorough, while giving us room to breathe and go at our most comfortable pace.  He really took the time to get to know exactly what was important to us in our new home search.  And even though we presented him with a unicorn laundry list of requirements, he patiently presented options that he'd scoped out each weekend, until we honed in further on what our home would look & feel like.  He advised us through a number of offers, being mindful of not pushing us past our boundaries, but being realistic about our chances.  He kept us constantly informed & supported, even at late hours.  All the way through getting us across the finish line with keys in hand, Kenny was detail-oriented, professional, & on top of (if not ahead of) everything.  We're so grateful to have found our home and would recommend Kenny to anyone without a bit of hesitation!"

-Julia & Bill E.

 "Above and beyond. That is how I would classify Kenny's customer service and knowledge of the market/home buying process.  Since the day we first met, he was positive, confident and patient. He took the time to walk me through the entire process of home buying and gave me examples of the types of documentation we would need to review during the process. He also spent the time to understand my wants and needs, and did not force me to select or do anything that I was uncomfortable with. Even when things didn't go as planned, he was always positive and future looking. In addition, he was always easy to get a hold of and his work ethic was far beyond any other agent I dealt with previously. He was always available during the late night hours and very early mornings; again exceeding my expectations.  During our search, he provided me with several options for our search (while still considering my price range and housing desires). In addition, whenever I went to an open house, everyone I met were huge fans of Kenny. At the end of the day, his excellent customer service (including overall relationship skills) and knowledge of the industry helped me not only learn about the home buying process but also helped me nab my very first home. I wouldn't dream of using anyone else!"

-Jon W.

"Connie is a very helpful, responsible, efficient and knowledgable sales agent! She had been very supportive throughout the process of selling our property.  My mom and I aren't from the US, and didn't know too much about the real estate industry and the market here. Connie guided us through and gave us a lot of professional advice and thoughts that we felt confident and clear of what's going on throughout the process. We are both glad that we found Connie! Thank you, Connie!"

-Fiona L.

Kenny was terrific along with his partner Connie Chung! My husband and I met him at an open house as we were just starting the home buying process. He was friendly, outgoing, and knowledgeable and because of this we asked him to be our real estate agent. He was extremely responsive and understood exactly what we were looking for. He presented us with options each week and was patient as we sometimes took a while to get back to him with our busy schedules. He was available by phone or e-mail through the entire process and kept a positive attitude the entire time. He also always brought us delicious treats at our meetings! I highly recommend Kenny to anyone looking in San Francisco.

- Emily and Drew M. 

"Connie helped find a tenant for my property and I couldn't be more pleased with how things went. Although things didn't always go as expected (to no one's fault), she was pro-active in communicating with me a plan of action and executing it in a timely manner. As a first time landlord, it was great to have Connie always readily available to answer any questions or needs that I had during the process. I'd feel very comfortable having Connie help me find another tenant should I need to in the future."

-Tony N. 

"Wow.  OK.  So Connie did a top drawer job on our difficult sale, where she stood to earn a large commission.  I just got the SAME QUALITY of outstanding service on a tiny purchase transaction.  Don't hesitate - she's the platinum standard to which others should be held."  

-Patricia & Jeff P. 

"It's a little known fact that buyers and sellers have complete discretion when choosing a Real Estate Agent they want to work with - I had started a conversation with another Agent and he was not very helpful, so I asked for a referral from one of my coworkers and they sent me to Kenny. Kenny immediately invited me to an introductory meeting and, as soon as I met him in person and had a chance to talk with him about purchasing, I didn't look any further.

Since I was buying my very first home, I knew that it would be somewhat stressful, but working with Kenny really streamlined the process and he made it as stress-free as possible.  Kenny himself is so enthusiastic, responsive, knowledgeable, helpful, hardworking and overall a wonderful person (I can't say enough good things about him!).  He was there for me every single step of the way and answered all of my questions promptly and completely.  I'm a stickler for details and Kenny remembered every single thing I needed/asked and, if the answer wasn't readily available, he would get back to me as soon as possible.  Kenny is so hardworking that he would make himself available at all hours of the day and night if I needed anything. He truly went above and beyond. Kenny also knows the San Francisco Real Estate market very well - he knows the different areas (and knew from my wants which areas I would like best) and also what the inventory and market is like.  

I'm also a somewhat impatient person sometimes, but Kenny was able to guide me through the process with such grace and enthusiasm that it was obvious he was giving me the best possible tools to make my purchase successful.  Kenny worked so hard each and every day with me and I am now a San Franciscan homeowner! I would refer Kenny to everyone and anyone (I've already sent my sister to him) and I still constantly rave about the great work he's done for me.  He has also now become a friend and great sounding board about the Real Estate market in general. :)  When I sell my current home and purchase a new one, there's no question that I'm going back to Kenny."

-Sammi Y.

"Connie really demonstrated that she clearly understood my needs for relocating from NYC to SF, and as a direct result, made it a decision about which of the 4 equally suited properties she showed I should go for. This was a tremendous savior following viewing of around 15 Craigslist properties over 3 days before meeting with Connie, none of which had me ready to submit an application. Connie took all the stress out of the process, was extremely professional and was able to ensure I secured the property I favored quickly and easily. The entire move in was well handled and to this point everything has run very smoothly. I am thankful to Connie for her tremendous help in finding my new home which I absolutely love, without her help and guidance I am not certain where I would have landed!

Thanks again, drinks are on me!"

-Mike L.

"We were first time home buyers and had a lot of questions going in. Throughout the process, Kenny was extremely responsive, and when we didn't have answers readily available, he went the distance to obtain answers for us. Kenny also understood how personal and nerve wracking the home buying process is and was very supportive. Lastly, he had access to the most current market information, so it was helpful to be educated as we went along with the process."

-Alex & Chris E.

"Connie was very patient and helpful in a long housing search and ultimately successful purchase of our first house. She was a good communicator, very pleasant and easy to work with throughout the year that we worked with her. Thanks, Connie!"

-Nate D. & Lily L. 

"Connie listed and sold our condo in South Beach in 12 days! Cash offer (above asking), no contingency, 7-day close!  Her results far exceeded our expectations, both in timing and in sales price- and totally broke the sales record in our building for $/sq.ft. (for comparable units).  Connie, you're a superstar! 

We interviewed a total of 6 realtors and Connie was the last one we interviewed.  Prior to Connie we had already spoken with other "top agents" with various well-established brokerage firms, some with 15-20+ years of experience in the business.  But as soon as Connie presented her market analysis, it was abundantly clear to us that Connie is the Only One who possessed a firm grasp of this super fast-paced and changing-by-the-day kind of market, especially in the SOMA/South Beach/Downtown/Mission Bay neighborhoods.   Connie was the only one who presented us with the proper comps for our property.  Some of the other agents presented us with comps from 6 months ago (too old and completely inappropriate for this fast and ascending market), still others presented us with comps from buildings, which are completely not comparable to ours.  If we were not educated about this market and had listened to some of these other agents, we would have listed our property way below the market value.

It seems to us that a lot of agents have a tendency to want their clients to list their properties at a lower price point and therefore making their jobs a lot easier.  They even advertise how they sell their properties "above asking"... well, I can see how easy it is to first lower the asking price and then sell it above asking!  That does not constitute doing a good job in my book.  Connie, on the other hand, will not do this to her clients.  She will not intentionally set a lower bar for herself and her clients because she is CONFIDENT!!!  And she truly wants to get the highest price for her clients!!!

Connie is super smart, analytical, super high energy, and super confident in her abilities to price appropriately and sell.  She is efficient, responsive and she knows the market.  She worked tirelessly to show our property even before it hit the MLS.  I have never seen a realtor so passionate in what she does.  Connie exudes confidence, energy, passion and drive all around.  She told us she would get us the highest price for our property and she would not stop until she did it.  (She absolutely delivered!). We find Connie to be a breath of fresh air in the real estate business.  She is genuine, sincere and smart.  She truly cares. She works tirelessly.  She delivers what she promises.  On top of it all, she carries the most bright and sunny personality, you can't help but feel bright and positive when you are around Connie. Connie, we are so glad we found you and you are a superstar in our book!  Thank you!"

-N K. & A L.

"Connie help me to find my first home. She was very helpful in guiding me through the confusing and sometimes difficult process of buying a home. She was always in communication with me and answered any questions I has usually within the hour. The one thing that made me really happy was her ability to execute. For example, she was able to get me the keys to my new place before the 1st of the month (since I had to move out) even though it was supposed to be delivered after the 1st. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell their home."

-Jeff M. 

"I wanted to write this while I was working with her and not after the transaction. Because regardless of the outcome, she is the definition of a true professional. Responsive, considerate, courteous, and patient. A true delight to work with, and I know she will make sure I find the perfect home and will not settle. Thrilled that she agreed to be my agent."

-Andrew C.

"Connie was super responsive and attentive to all my real estate search needs. She helped me close on an offer in less than 30 days and was great about getting me in to see properties. Connie was very low pressure and easy to work with - highly recommend!"

-Steven F.

"Connie found a tenant for our rental property in a matter of days.  She was attentive and addressed all of my concerns.  She was a pleasure to work with and I would, without hesitation, work with her again."

-Alexie C.

"Connie was such a great help to me! I'm from the South Bay so I wasn't really familiar with the SF city area. She was more than happy to guide and give me detail information/recommendations on the best areas in the city. After showing us various condos, I was able to find the place to my liking. She was also very informative with the negotiation and kept me up to date at all times. I had to leave out of town during escrow but she was VERY QUICK in handling all the documents through the transaction and definitely took the stress out out of the process. 

Connie showed patience and professionalism with the dedication to finding the perfect property for me. She'll consider all the small details that you're looking for in finding the right home. Everything worked out beautifully and I'm definitely fortunate I was able to work with her."

-Jack L.

 "Connie was extremely knowledgable, tuned into my requirements and tireless. She has a great knowledge of the market and the area. I will use her services again when my lease is up." 

-Alec L.



Connie and Kenny are a dream team: warm, assuring, never pushy, and always all smiles overlaying their combined vast amount of knowledge and experience in Bay Area real estate. It's hard to describe just how solid the foundation is that they have worked hard to set for us. From the very beginning they put our interests and concerns first, and guided us to make the best home purchase decision possible that was tailored to our tastes, our needs, and our budget.

That same warmth and due diligence we get from C+K is reflected upon all of their relationships with other vendors and parties in the home-buying process. We've seen first hand how they interact and conduct business with inspectors, title companies, lenders, and other agents; not only is it professional, but it is also personable. It created an environment where it felt like people were rooting for us because C+K's were on our side.

And the best part of C+K's focus on relationship-building is that they're able to make such tactical and wise decisions when it comes to price negotiations. The comps and research out there, paired with the information C+K were able to harness from their own experience, resulted in smart bidding and negotiation strategies that we were literally able to see them play out, leaving both the buyers and sellers happy.

The house buying process will always be stressful and overwhelming no matter what. It involves making tons of decisions and weighing options, and experiencing the fear of making mistakes. However, C+K were there every step of the way, with expert guidance and care. They were our champions, and most importantly, they prevented us from making grave mistakes and/or decisions that we would've spent a lifetime regretting. They were not only there for us as realtors but as dear friends who cared for us and made us feel like everything was going to be alright, even when our tensions and frustrations were at their highest points. At the end of the whole process, and after living in our new place for weeks now, we can confidently say that Connie + Kenny helped us get our dream house, as we start a new chapter in our dream life!

- KT C.

Connie and Kenny were recommended to me by a friend, a few days later they showed me a place that was matching my search perfectly and was not yet on the market, I went for it right away and they managed to make the closing happen in a little over a month. They are both incredibly nice, professional, responsive and on top of things. I always hear people saying how painful the home buying experience is, but Connie and Kenny made it very smooth. I highly recommend!
- Pierre S.

When I met with Connie and Kenny for the first time, they told me that we need to "trust" each other. It was my first time purchasing a house, and Connie carefully explained how long the process is going to be and what sort of problems we may face along the way. In every turn, Connie and Kenny were there for me, supporting me, and guiding me in the right direction. I didn't question them, and they didn't question me. If you are looking for an agent to buy or sell your house, I would highly recommend Connie and Kenny. Just meet them, and you will understand why.

- Henry L.

Connie and Kenny were amazing partners when we were selling our first home.  We worked primarily with Connie (though Kenny did a great job as a stand-in!) and she was courteous, went above and beyond the call of duty, made our house look stunning, and formulated a strategy that resulted in multiple offers and a sale price above list.  The entire process was so seamless and, believe it or not, fun, that I will miss getting to work with Connie on a day-to-day basis.  At all times we felt like their most important clients, and would definitely recommend their services to anyone looking for a trusted agent that can execute!

- Davis L.

Utmost professionals, attentive, with end-to-end service. This is key -- what Connie and Kenny do best is help their clients with literally each and every part of the home buying process from initial understanding of the SF market to understanding my needs all the way to sending me forms I'll need to file taxes literally 8 months after close, to helping me deal with some post-closing issues, etc. 

That's their calling card. Some realtors will get you to close and then disappear. Connie and Kenny are true professionals who are here to help you get through the process and make what is a difficult, scary process a little bit easier. I trust them to have my best interests in mind and that is what you want out of any agent for any service. 

Fully endorse and have referred friends to C+K and will be working with them for the next purchase too (whenever that is, haha...)

- Ryan K

Connie & Kenny are exactly what you'd want when trying to navigate the crazy world of San Francisco real estate -- professional, kind, knowledgeable, and understanding. They surround themselves with other class-acts that helped to make my transaction as smooth as possible.

- Gregg G.

I have worked with Connie and Kenny on some of their transactions. The experience I have had working with them has been awesome. They are extremely professional, honest and sincere which is nice to find in the real estate world. I would highly recommend working with Connie and Kenny if you want a smooth, successful real estate transaction.

-Chester G.

We worked with Connie & Kenny to purchase our first home this year. They are incredibly hard-working, competent and warm, perfect allies in this tough housing market. I'm certain we could not have made this huge step in our lives without Kenny and Connie's direction and help. We look forward to being able to raise a family in San Francisco and can credit Connie and Kenny with enabling us to do so.

- Mimi S.

Kenny helped me find the condo of my dream within my budget! I feel so lucky to have found C&K based on a friend's recommendation. I didn't get to work with Connie much since she was on maternity leave, so Kenny singlehandedly coordinated all my search. 

A few things I really appreciated:
- Kenny was incredibly patient. He gave me ample leads to choose from, so it gave me a good sense of what was out there on the market given my budget. He also took me on numerous open houses and even customized appointments with new condo buildings. Throughout the process I never felt rushed. 
- Kenny had all the connections - which is so important in this super hot real estate market! He helped me get the inside scoop on some of my favorite units and based on that, helped me prioritize strategically.
- Kenny has a keen sense of the market, knowing what price a particular unit might sell and how long bidding would take. I relied on his judgment to decide whether I should bid or wait - and he has turned out to be always right :)  

I've worked with several brokers before, but in my experience Kenny has been the best - he is more like a trustworthy, smart friend always thinking with your interest in mind. I'd totally recommend him to any friend / coworker looking to buy in the bay area!

- JiaJia J.

For a first-time home buyer, the process can seem daunting, grueling, and opaque, especially in San Francisco, which is probably the most competitive market for buyers in the entire world. Thankfully, I had Connie and Kenny by my side to guide me through every step of the process from research and discovery all the way until I got the keys to my new home in my hands. Connie and Kenny are extremely professional, knowledgeable, responsive, and kind-hearted people that will listen to your needs and help you find your dream house. Throughout the process, C+K provided me a step-by-step overview of what was going to happen, what to expect, and rapidly responded to any and all questions that I had (and there are MANY questions that come up). It's hard to imagine going through the process with anyone else as they met my needs perfectly and provided a delightful experience. 

For me their strengths are:
-Strong Network with Other Agents: For better or for worse, the relationship between the buying and listing agent is important because a tremendous amount of trust is required on both sides to complete the transaction. Thankfully, C+K seem to know all the agents (because they have bought and sold so many houses) and were able to leverage this to my advantage when it came to make an offer. Their relationship with the listing agent played a strong role in the seller accepting the offer quickly.
-Experience: Every transaction in real estate is different and has its own unique complexities. It's important that your real estate agent have seen a broad range of transactions to know whether to give or take. C+K have done many different types of transactions and were able to know how to exactly respond to each situation that came up during the transaction close. They also use the legal team at Vanguard to get some more expert-level advise if necessary. 
-Execution Speed: In SF especially, it's important to move quickly without making any mistakes if you want to win the transaction. The speed and professionalism that C+K operate at is especially impressive since they are also juggling so many different clients. Every question I had was responded to thoughtfully and quickly. 

Thanks so much for your help, Connie and Kenny! For all prospective buyers/sellers, I highly recommend that you at least reach out to them to see if they can meet your needs. The best part about them is they are so warm and friendly and easy to communicate with. Gone for me are the stereotypes of the shady real estate agents that I was used to dealing with in the past.

- Steven S.

Can't say enough good things about Connie and Kenny, they are lovely, knowledgable, tough, very responsive, honest and a pleasure to work with.  The real estate market in the Bay Area is so challenging, you will need the best brokers to navigate it and to make it through the process and Connie and Kenny are the best.  We were first time homebuyers in the area and couldn't have done it without them.  Highly recommended!!

- Galina M.

I have worked with four different realtors in SF. I can say Kenny and Connie were in a different league. I look for four things in my realtor:

1- Knowledge: Market, Neighborhoods, connections and other factors.
They were both amazing. 
2- Responsiveness: It is unbelievable. I have never seen this in any business. Even now that it has been months since we have closed, when I ask them any questions, they immediately come back to me.
3- Not pushy: They never push you to make the purchase. 
4- Sound advice: About everything, from actual purchase to support with finding architects and contractors to make modifications after the closing.

They are a star team. Kenny and Connie provide an excellent service and will make your stressful house buying process much more pleasant. Their team is an example of a new generation of real estate agents that bring the service to a whole new level.

- Behnam R.

As a first time homebuyer in the Bay Area, I needed brokers who were patient, thorough and had the right amount of hustle.  I came to Connie & Kenny with a wish list - tons of light, 2 bedrooms, Mission Dolores, parking.  And that's exactly what I got - a beautiful top floor 2 bed / 2 bath with big south-facing bay windows in a beautiful Victorian with parking all on the loveliest quiet block in Mission's Liberty Hill historic district.  There were up's and down's through the process given the ultra competitive nature of the San Francisco housing market, but Kenny & Connie always remained positive and knew they would be able to find me an amazing place.  They also negotiated with my seller to get a bunch of concessions I didn't even know were possible, which really helped so I wouldn't face a lot of big upgrades on move in.  The apartment I ended up buying was off MLS.  I was the first person in to see the apartment when the tenants had moved out, and we hustled to get an offer out that day.  I highly recommend Connie & Kenny, and would absolutely work with them again.  

Responsive: We exchanged 100's of emails, phone calls and text messages.  Connie & Kenny would respond any time of day, any day of the week, and answered my 1000's of questions.  I never felt like a burden and they were always happy to explain all the eccentricities of the market and process.

Well Connected: They have great relationships with brokers across the city at different firms and get the inside track on apartments that never get listed on MLS.  If not for these relationships I'd never have found my place.

Tough Negotiators: They knew when to give and when to push.  They created a truly pie expanding deal for me and the seller, finding ways to meet both of our needs and adding value in creative ways.  I was really happy with the concessions the seller made and ended up getting what I dare say was a great deal for this crazy market!

Kind & Patient: On some days Connie & Kenny were like therapists, counseling me through a tough loss and keeping my spirits up.  They knew I would find the perfect place, and were responsive to my needs and emotions through the rollercoaster ride that is buying a house in SF.  

Hustlers: They were able to move fast, getting me in to see an apartment the second it was available, getting an offer on the table in a matter of hours, finding those hidden gems.  I can truly say they worked hard for my deal, which was anything but standard - with tons of back and forth with the seller negotiating different points during the closing process.  They met with contractors to get estimates to help with the negotiation and went the extra mile to ensure I was getting what I wanted.

I have to admit when I started this whole process I was skeptical about the role brokers play. I thought that basically I'd go to open houses, find places on Zillow and then they would get paid some huge amount for minimal work.  Well I was very wrong ... while I did go to open houses and scan listings, they worked hard for me - finding places off market, negotiating back and forth for weeks at a time, writing up numerous contracts, working with my mortgage lender and title company to ensure a smooth closing, getting legal advice to ensure I wasn't at risk, not to mention answering my thousands of questions.  I am sure not all brokers work as hard as they do, but I can honestly say they've changed my perspective about the value of brokers in the process.

- Marissa C.

What can we say? Our experience with Connie and Kenny was spectacular and as good as it gets.

From the moment we reached out to this dream team, they took the time to really listen to our needs and priorities. Even when we switched strategy and changed our search criteria, Connie and Kenny were understanding and flexible to work with us throughout.

This current San Francisco real estate market is indeed crazy just as everyone have said previously. Connie and Kenny leverage their knowledge and experience of this market to their best advantage. They seem to know every single seller's agents. They sent us many listings, some even not on market yet. They were so on top of everything and worked tirelessly on our behalf. You can really sense that they're doing this not just for their profit, but they have a deep care for their clients. We certainly felt it! Needless to say, this dream team found us a perfect single family house. And I doubt we can find a place in this short period of time if it wasn't for them. 

Thank you Connie and Kenny!

- Winnie A. 

 Connie and Kenny represented us buying our condo in San Francisco. Both worked together on our purchase in true partnership, which almost definitely gave us the advantage of speed when preparing our offer. Through the search they made themselves available in the evenings and weekends to follow-up on places we were interested in bidding on. We quickly found that these guys know the SF market like the back of their hands - and almost every seller's representative we met at viewings knew Connie and Kenny personally. Another plus to C+K Partners is that they're backed by Vanguard Properties which can give them an advantage in sharing off-MLS (i.e. not on Redfin/Zillow) properties.  Highly recommend.

- David C. 

Kenny and Connie assisted us with the purchase of a condo in SF. They were outstanding. We have done 8 residential real estate transactions and this one was by far the most professional, respectful, informed, responsive and truly pleasant. Their service and professionalism is beyond compare. We are so glad we were introduced to them. Not only are they consummate professionals, they are lovely people.

- The W. Family

 Besides the results they achieve, their customer service is the best part about them. They're always incredible friendly and responsive; certainly not something you find from everyone.

I would use them again in a heartbeat and recommend them to anyone else without hesitation.

- Jeff M. 

 "Let me start off by saying I never initially wanted to use a Realtor to purchase my condo - I quickly realized this decision was wrong, though. After failing by myself for a few months, I learned the San Francisco real estate market is very relationship based. Connie and Kenny were able to help with that part. Everyone who has ever met them loves them, and they know almost everyone in the SF real estate market. They answered all my texts immediately, understood all the latest technologies to make the home buying process more efficient, and was on top of all the snafus that have occurred in my first-time home buying process. The Connie Chung/Kenny Gong combo made things so much easier for me, and I will always value my relationship with both of them!"

-Pavan R.

"My wife and I had very specific wants and needs as every buyer does. Kenny and Connie delivered on all fronts, they are responsive, available and overall very helpful. Working with these two you get the knowledge, expertise and connections  of two firms! I highly recommend working with this dynamic duo."

-Bhuvan & Rada S. 

"Connie didn't just break down the complicated world of buying a home - she truly took the time to understand and empathize with us, wherever we are in our home buying journey. Her care and enthusiasm are infectious, and her knowledge of her industry is impressive. We fully recommend her as a speaker and realtor!"

- Michael G.

"Connie's support, enthusiasm, and professional expertise made buying a condominium in San Francisco easy. Hard to imagine, but true!"

-Jill S. 

"Connie is a top caliber agent!  She helped us sell our condo in SOMA.  Her market knowledge, negotiation skills, and persistence resulted in our condo selling at a record breaking price for our building.  She is also extremely communicative, even speaking with us on the day of her wedding!  We couldn't be happier and would strongly recommend her."

-Ashminder & Vikki S. 

"Connie was helpful, knowledgeable, and supportive. She quickly got to know my needs and limits, and she efficiently educated me on the SF market. Without her guidance through this competitive market, my transition from the Washington DC area would have taken much longer and I doubt that I would have been able to purchase my desired property. 

Connie is poised and professional. She stayed on top of every detail and made sure that everyone got everything completed to get through escrow successfully. 

Personally, Connie goes above and beyond. You can count on her."

-Marilyn S.

 "Kenny sold our home and guided me through the process with extreme professionalism. His marketing recommendations for the home, including staging, were well worth the return on the sale. He worked well with the buyer’s agent and within a short period we had a deal. He is very patience and thorough in a manner that we did not feel much stress on our end. I was impressed with his prompt responses to my texts and emails. He was the ideal agent for me as his energy and passion toward his work exemplified the results I was looking for in my transaction. Kenny is a good agent to have on your team/side."

-Andy Y.

"I had an amazing experience purchasing a home with the help of Connie - I couldn't recommend her more highly! She was referred to me by a friend and I'll always be thankful to him for that. She was always SUPER available, responsive, proactive and helpful.  As a first time buyer, she understood how important the decision was for me. She provided me with very valuable insights and helped me have a good understanding of the market. I could feel that Connie always had my best interest at heart and she is such a wonderful and pleasant person to be around that it was really a pleasure to work with her! She really went above and beyond and I'm so happy now that I found a home that I love :D Buying a home in SF can be very stressful and Connie definitely has this magic touch that helps make everything goes smoothly.

Thank you again for everything!"

-Solène O.

"It's been over two months now, and I'm still loving the home Connie helped me purchase. As a first-time home buyer in the unique SF market, I had lots of questions and Connie had lots of answers. She made herself incredibly available for me and never made me feel like I was inconveniencing her (even with the weekend and late night texts and emails I was sending!). Buying a place in San Francisco is pretty pricey, so it's not a decision that can be taken lightly. She showed me lots of homes, both online and in-person, to get a better sense of what I was looking for. I really couldn't be happier with the home she found. I enjoyed working with her so much that I've already referred her to friends of mine also looking to own a piece of San Francisco. One of them is set to close this week! :)

Thanks for everything, Connie!"

-Charles L. 

"Connie was referred to us by a friend.  I am so glad that we decided to take their referral.  Connie was so easy to work with and was available literally whenever we needed her.  She knows the market well, helped us ask the right questions and ensured that our best interest was put forward, not all agents do that, but Connie did.  She went above and beyond."

-Ashish T & Nilam P. 

 "Connie was such a joy to work with during our search for the perfect home. She really does go above and beyond in everything that she does. When we first started scouting around for a home a year ago, we told Connie that we weren't necessarily interested in buying at that exact moment. A lot of other agents would've shied away from providing services if they had heard that. Not Connie. She spent a whole day taking us around different neighborhoods within San Francisco, providing invaluable insight on the real estate market here in the city. From then on, Connie has repeatedly reached out, providing updates and getting feedback so she could find us the perfect home.

It was obvious why we went back to Connie when we finally decided to purchase. Her knowledge of the real estate trends and neighborhoods is second to none. Not only was she an awesome negotiator, but she was so fast in all her responses that it really made the whole ordeal of looking for a home that much less stressful.

I will be recommending Connie to anyone that is interested in real estate here in the City."

-Euen F. 

 "Connie is a ROCKSTAR and I really mean it!!! Connie helped us find our condominium within 6 days with a 14 day close. We believe this must have been one of the fastest closures in San Francisco Real Estate Market!!! Only a confident, sincere and smart agent like Connie can make this deal possible. 

Every step was executed flawlessly!!!

Throughout the process Connie was always ahead of the game. Being our first experience in buying a property in US and particularly in a crazy market like San Francisco it was a blessing that we had Connie by our side guiding us through every step. She has an extremely pleasant and clam personality which can make the whole process of buying property exciting and fun instead of it being full of anxiety and stress!!! To top it all Connie is extremely professional, always has paperwork ready and extremely thorough about the latest trends in the market. She has all the pre requisites that you may think of an OUTSTANDING REAL ESTATE AGENT!!! An agent whose point of view you can always bank on. She will always ensure to take you to the finish line even before you expected!!!

Connie thank you so much for finding us the perfect home and we can vouch for the fact that you are the TOP AGENT IN SF. I wish I had 10 stars to give you ;-)"
-Meha F. & Vineet N.

"We've had a exciting experience working with Kenny for our first home purchase. Kenny was extremely welcoming and personable upon meeting him for the first time. Once we notified him about the property we were interested in, he immediately went out of his way to attend the open house to get to know the listing agents and help us get on board. He provided us with a realistic timeline once we opened escrow, and kept us up-to-date throughout the entire process. He was on top of everything, accessible & responsive, and exemplified excellent interpersonal skills. It was obvious from the start that Kenny was very passionate about real estate and is genuinely compassionate in his relationships with clients. We definitely would recommend him to any friends or family that are looking to buy/sell property. He is the best in the business, and will make anyone's home buying experience worthwhile!"

-Rachel & Godwin

"Connie has a great ability to take a data-driven approach to help you analyze the market. She takes the time to understand what you need. Will 100% recommend her to friends.

-Kevin L.

"It's no wonder that people flock to Connie like bees to honey-- she is, above all, so genuine, charming, and absolutely invested in finding the best property for you in the Bay Area. Connie's dedication and relentlessness is what sets her apart from the real estate pack. I've told Connie that I would not be able to purchase/invest in a property in the immediate future but was still highly interested in getting a feel for the properties and prices out in SF proper. While other agents have given me the dreaded slow fade, Connie has sent me a continuous stream of listings (all within, and surprise of surprises-- even below my price range!) without any prompting or inquiries on my end. 

Point being that as a working professional, I feel like I barely have time to wipe my own ass, never mind look for properties and ponder the finer details about financing and mortgages. I can't thank Ms. Chung enough for her special brand of personalized service and care. She readily provides the answers to my questions regarding first-time purchaser financing and has simplified the oft-crazy world of SF house hunting to a neophyte like me. I am happily singing her praises and recommended her to my friends and family throughout the Bay Area and Los Angeles areas!!"

-Ali R.