Kevin F. Garvey
Broker - Owner

Michael L., Business Owner
"We were the first time buyer w/o any experience or knowledge. Lucky we met Kevin who is so kind and honest who is full of experience and knowledge. With his assistance, all the processes were very smooth and punctual. We finally closed escow on time without any hassles.

One more thing I would like to mention is James, Kevin's assistant, who also provided a lot of help during the process. They are a great team."

Charlotte W., Estate Trustee
"Kevin Garvey deserves my highest recommendation! 
I contacted Kevin soon after my father died and requested a market analysis of my father's condominium for probate purposes. Within one day he provided an impressive multi-page analysis in color including comparables in the neighborhood. When the decision was made to sell the condo, Kevin was my first choice to represent the trust. 

Kevin came to our first meeting thoroughly prepared, with suggestions and a plan to sell the property expeditiously and at a fair price. He contacted all of the local real estate agents and found one with a buyer who had been waiting for just the right condo in the area to buy and renovate. Kevin's networking avoided a protracted listing and the cost of carpeting, painting and staging. Kevin took care of the endless rules and obstacles thrown up by the condo association and managed the additional inspections and reports it demanded. Kevin also expertly negotiated with the buyer's agent to ensure that the deal was truly "as is," saving the trust several thousands of dollars. 

Both Kevin, and his assistant, James, immediately responded to my questions and dealt with the issues that inevitably arise in a real property transaction. Although I lived several hours away from the condo, I felt secure knowing that I had a professional, caring team protecting the best interests of the trust. I would recommend Kevin Garvey to anyone considering selling or buying real property in San Jose and surrounding areas."

Curt & Marsha K.
"This is the second property that Kevin has sold for our family. 
Kevin made all steps of the process very easy for us. 
He helped us with all of the details, as well as assisting in maintaining the landscaping and with the move. 
We are grateful to him for his help "above and beyond". 
We recommend him highly."

Sonal & Manish K., Software Director
"Kevin was extremely professional, thorough and knowledgeable. We will definiteley do business with him again."

Mark R.
"From the start, Kevin proved to be a valuable resource for me in understanding what needed to be done in order to sell my father's house.

With all of the issues and tasks that the family had to deal with in settling our father's estate, Kevin came in, reviewed the property, and provided us with recommendations and a game plan for us to focus on.

In addition to laying out the key steps of what needed to be accomplished, he also let us know what tasks we did not need to spend time on for our specific situation. On top of that, he also pitched in with helping us get our yard in shape and in hauling away donatable items.

I am glad that we teamed up with Kevin for the home sale because I feel we ended up with someone that provided us with needed counsel and support instead of someone focused on making their commission.


Celeste P., Homeowner
"I am so pleased with how Kevin handled the sale of my Santa Clara home. Time and time again he anticipated my questions and everything I needed to make the selling process 100% painless. Thanks, Kevin, for all you, James, and your other folks did to make a potentially difficult time a real pleasure."

"Kevin represented us to purchase a house. Kevin is very professional and knowledgeable. He makes the entire process very smooth."

Michael & DeAnna C., Homeowner
"We recently worked with Kevin and his team to sell our house in Santa Clara. During our interview with Kevin, he walked us through his process, the current trends and the approach he would take to sell our house. He answered all our questions and addressed our concerns. After engaging Kevin, the sale of the house became a team effort with Kevin working to clear any roadblocks along the way. James on Kevin's staff was very helpful as well. With as stressful as this can be, Kevin's professionalism, understanding and caring along the way made the sale about as easy as I could imagine. During the closing, Kevin's thoroughness was praised by the title agent. We greatly appreciate Kevin's efforts and would highly recommend him in the future."

Manish & Sonal K., Director of Software
"It was a pleasure to work with Kevin and his colleagues. He was systematic and extremely thorough throughout the whole process. He also is an expert for the Westwood Oaks area. He kept our aspirations realistic regarding the selling of our home.
We would definitely do business with him again."

Subhranta S., Program Manager
"I had great pleasure working with Kevin to find my new house. He displayed high quality of professionalism, honesty and transparency throughout.
Many times he helped us to understand how the market is moving and what we must go for and what not. Simultaneously he kept our hope alive till we found the right home for us with his help.
I will surely recommend him to my friends and families whoever would like to buy a home."

Dale B.
"I had some special circumstances involving the sale of my house. Needless to say I was probably not the most ideal seller. However, Kevin was able to meet my needs and handled the sales process smoothly. I would highly recommend Kevin and would reccommend him to anyone, especially to those with special needs."

Tom G. & Colleen M.
"After not moving in 40 years, finding a broker like Kevin was wonderful!
He is extremely knowledgeable about his buisness which helped us to remove a lot of our fears and apprehensions about selling our home.
He and his assistant, James Choe, really chipped in to help us clean up our house & yard to get it ready for the sale, we weren't expecting that!
I would and will recommend Kevin to anybody wanting to sell their home. He made it a very positive experience! And we weren't expecting that either!"

Rupen P.
"Have been working with Kevin since over 10 years when he helped us with our first home at that time. After that initial transaction, he helped us with few other properties in the last 10 years. It has been a pleasure working with Kevin during all these transactions. His analysis and market read is spot on and he is very friendly, approachable and is always available to help. He is now a friend who we consult often because we trust his opinion whenever it comes to real estate."

Helen R.
"About a year and a half ago Kevin sold a home for my Brother. When I told him that I was moving his comment was "You are having Kevin take care of selling the house." (Since his sale went so well.)
Kevin did everything he could to make my move as easy as possible for me.
It was ready and sold in less than 2 months. Thanks a Million Kevin."

Vineet A.
"We had a great experience working with Kevin. We approached him without any experience or much background work. He was well balanced and objective in offering his advice, and gave us a detailed overview of the house buying process. He helped us make an offer on a property we liked within a day notice and eventually closed it successfully. Kevin is very professional and we highly recommend him."

Marianne M.
"Mr. Garvey and his staff did a wonderful job finding me the right place and right price. They were so available and easy to contact and responding to my requests.
Will use them again!"

Cheryl and Bob W.
"Kevin did a wonderful job selling Mom's home. With friendly authority, Kevin stepped into our situation. He told us how and what we needed to do to sell the house. Kevin walked us through every step of the process with a professional straight-forward approach. Thirty-one days after meeting Kevin, the sale of Mom's house closed. We couldn't be happier. Kevin is a good person and a great agent!"

Fan Z., Software Engineer
"We worked with Kevin twice and got two awesome houses.
The process was really smooth!"

Rajiev G.
"Kevin is a seasoned real estate professional. His rich experience in real estate is reflected in the way he deals. He was my real estate agent when I was buying my house at Santa Clara. He quickly understands what your needs are and is able to articulate them well with the other party. He establishes trust with both sides of the deal (his clients and other party) and that makes this complex transaction quite smooth."

Jiemin L.
"Kevin helped us buy our first house at 2012. And 4 and half years later, he helped us again buy an upgraded house. He works efficiently and always replies to my email very quickly. Both of our transactions went really smoothly and he gave us recommendations like house cleaning services post-closing."

Richard & Evangline F., President Mari Paul Esprit Corporation
"Kevin is the consummate professional. He dove into all the details of preparing my reluctant family for the move and made things happen for the advantage of the whole family. His knowledge and transactional expertise is superior to any real estate broker that I have ever come into contact with. I highly recommend Kevin for any real estate situation anyone may have. Yes he is that good."

Nancy & Joe C., Semi-retired Sellers
"Working with Kevin was as great as his reputation suggests. He was professional and considerate in every aspect along the way and is obviously very in tune with our local market. He told us what we could expect (and was right on!) and thoughtfully answered all of the questions we had about the process."

Tom W. & Mary D.
"Kevin Garvey did a terrific job as our listing agent when we recently sold the house we’d lived in for many years. His comprehensive knowledge and extensive experience in selling homes in our area (Santa Clara, Cupertino school district) were clear and ultimately invaluable. Even before we hired him, he openly shared detailed information about the market, discussed the sales process and our options, and showed us data for recent sales of houses comparable to our own. He made good suggestions as to which improvements would be most helpful for selling our house quickly and at a good price. He handled each aspect of the sales process in a professional, well-organized and efficient manner.

Kevin’s calm, respectful, low-key (but keen) nature was a good fit for us and helped reduce the possible stresses of the process. We were particularly appreciative of his willingness to help with our sale and moving preparations in any way possible, with both overt offers of help and subtle provisioning of numerous items we needed, at just the right moments. For example, one day we opened our front door and there was a dolly on the doorstep, perfectly timed for us to use to move some bulky furniture we wanted to transfer to the garage! We are very glad we chose Kevin and his team for our home sale."

Bob & Phil N., Trustees
"We highly recommend Kevin Garvey and his team at Realty World Santa Clara.
They were instrumental to the ultimate sale of our past parent's beloved home of over 50 years.

In this very emotional time, my brother and I needed all the help that we could get.
The Realty World team was that help for us, and will be for you too.
Our thanks and appreciation goes to them."

Ohad K., Google Senior Software Engineer
"Kevin is the reason we now have a place to call Home.
At the outset, my wife and I had many questions about buying in the Bay Area, as we recently relocated here; Kevin was really helpful, insightful, and attentive to our many questions. He took us to see houses in different areas until we were able to focus on what we really wanted. Then, as things progressed, Kevin helped us untangle all the bureaucracy involved with the process, from setting up a good offer to the sellers, all the way to helping us with getting the mortgage and finalizing the sale.
Thank you Kevin, for being a real professional real estate agent."

Dana K., Homeowner
"Kevin helped us through our first home purchase. Undoubtedly, this is by far a difficult step to go through especially in todays' market here in the Silicon Valley. He has been kind, professional and efficient. Always guiding us through and giving thoughtful advices. We are very fortunate to have had such an experienced and amazing broker and will be sure to approach him for the next time we would want to buy a property."

Christy W.
"Kevin helped me purchase my first home. It was a very easy and fun experiance."

Simon L.
"It was a pleasure having Kevin walk me through the first home purchase. He was honest and genuine when questions were asked or suggestions were needed, which gave me confidence in making decisions. In addition, he was quick to address any issues that we had and worked hard to expedite the purchasing process. I would highly recommend Kevin to any home buyers."