Growing up in the same community he works in has earned Kurt Piper the reputation of the “Go To Guy” in Lamorinda for all of his clients’ real estate needs. Kurt believes his deep real estate knowledge, track record, and involvement with the community are what earned him the solid reputation of the go-to real estate agent. “I’m amazed by how many people say, ‘I’ve heard your name and seen your picture everywhere.’”
Looking back on his 20 years in real estate, Kurt reflects that his original dream was in land development and building. He loved the idea of developing properties from dirt to the finished product. His background at UC Berkeley led him to work for Grubb and Ellis in commercial real estate and a developer in land acquisition, apartment development, and construction project management. Reaching a crossroad in his young career at age 27, Kurt repositioned himself at Coldwell Banker in Orinda with the intention of flipping houses but found that he was so busy selling homes, he only had time to serve his clients’ needs.
“In my late 20’s, I knew a lot of people. They started off as first time homebuyers and then transitioned to buying their second and subsequent homes.” As Kurt’s career as a real estate agent naturally took off, he became a part owner with Village Associates. In the fall of 2012, he eventually found himself a perfect fit with Pacific Union because the firm opened up a new office in downtown Lafayette and Kurt had always admired the strong branding and Bay Area wide reputation that Pacific Union offered.
When Kurt signed on with Pacific Union, he brought a team of reputable, highly skilled, and motivated individuals to work side-by-side with him. A competitive edge weaves tightly around this group of individuals, all committed to being the best agents, standing on equal ground, and assisting each other from start to finish with each transaction.
The members of KPG, or Kurt Piper Group, are Christine Gallegos, Leslie Piper (Kurt’s sister), Scott Sans and Amy Price – all who have deep ties to Lamorinda. Kurt feels that KPG is “a company within a company” with Pacific Union as the umbrella firm. In just this past year, Kurt and his team have closed over 42 transactions, and he does not expect his business to slow down.
Kurt credits his success with the driving force of an entire Group that is physically present at all inspections, keeping lines of communication open with him and their clients at all times. “It is important for me to be physically present and to make sure my clients’ needs are completely met.”
While Kurt is the primary contact for all of his clients, he positions one of his team members as a secondary point of contact to help with advertising, ensure that the transaction goes smoothly, and to deliver the highest level of service to KPG clients. Kurt matches his team members’ skill-sets, and personalities, with those of his clients for an exceptional positive experience.
Kurt and his team enjoy the relationships they have with the community, and the endorsement of their satisfied customers. “We took two important factors into consideration; those are integrity and knowledge of the area. Kurt Piper fit the bill perfectly!” comments Leila Douglah, owner of Douglah Designs of Lafayette.
Coming from a philanthropic family and earning the prestigious ranking of Eagle Scout, Kurt consistently gives back to the community, chairing a yearly golf tournament and donating the profits to various charities. Kurt also sits on the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Alice, and loves spending time with his two children, Nick and Chloe, listening to country music, BBQing, playing golf and going to Tahoe. You can contact Kurt at: