The Kafka Team
Marilu Kafka, Cornelius Kafka
Not Your Average Realtors
Buying or Selling Real Estate?
Don't short-change yourself: get the best help available.
Large $$$$ are at stake. Plus it is emotional: cherished family memories are made at home. The real estate transaction is complex: multiple interdependent steps, emotional negotiations, legal angles, taxes, many forms, multiple parties with something at stake: buyers, sellers, attorneys, town officials, trades-persons and more.
You NEED AND DESERVE the support and experience of a team that:
Has years of experience, not just in real estate but also in general business and what is now a critical element in such transactions: information technology
Invests time and money in staying current with the local market, the overall economy, trends in housing and construction.
Is dedicated full-time to the business and thus can provide responsive, prompt and comprehensive services.
Works hard to become your trusted advisor and navigator
Helps you develop the knowledge and provides you with the information that enables you to make the best decisions for yourself and your family as the process moves along.
Communicates regularly and promptly to keep the process on track.
When selling, gives your listing broad exposure so that potential buyers can find it
Marilu and I work as a team. Marilu has more than 20 years in the real estate business. I joined her several years ago after an extensive corporate information technology career that culminated in various executive positions in the insurance industry. I have also been a consultant, both internal within a company and external. Along the way I have traveled extensively for business in South America, Asia and Europe. Academically, I have a background in economics, sociology, electrical engineering, demography and computer science, including graduate degrees in Demography and Computer and Information Science.
Working together, we are able to provide a superior level of service to you, our clients. Beyond the obvious fact that two people can do more than one: we can be more available, cover for each other and just plainly stay on top of our marketing efforts, our service activities and our real estate transaction management activities at least twice as effectively as a single individual could. Those are all direct benefits for our clients.
The combination of Marilu's deep real estate experience and my information technology experience gives us capabilities that are key in today's marketplace where almost everything that happens involves computers, websites and search engines in one way or another. By operating together at greater scale we are also able to invest in our business and those investments translate into advantages for our clients: greater exposure on more websites, premium features on the key real estate sites, recognition in the market-place. Just as important, we have a range of experience that allows us to analyze and interpret data and bring a broader context to the drawing of conclusions that will drive our advice to you.
We have also been improving and standardizing processes to improve communications, make things more predictable and -when something happens- be positioned to better respond and manage the events.
Working together also gives us the bandwidth and skills to monitor the overall economic conditions and their effect on the local real estate market. We stay on top of constantly changing new technologies that can be leveraged to improve our marketing and our service. The results speak for themselves: we are in the top 2% of agents across the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices nationwide network.
Marilu's website is also our primary team website marilukafka.com