• Pat obtained his California Real Estate License in 1987 and his California Real Estate Broker License in 1997. He has also earned the industry’s coveted ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI & SRES professional designations. In 2011, he became a Certified Residential Broker.
• Pat has been covered by, or written for The Wall Street Journal, The San Jose Business Journal, The San Jose Mercury News, Broker/Agent Magazine, Tri-County Apartment Magazine and The California Association of Realtors Magazine.
• 1997, the San Jose Mercury News, invited him to contribute to their Real Estate Virtual Forum, and in 2007, to write monthly for their Saturday Market Wise Q&A column in the Real Estate section.
• 1999, Pat and Ryan began the monthly consumer-protection cable series, Kapowich on Real Estate, which is seen in 25 cities from South San Francisco to San Jose.
• 2000-2011, Pat was recruited by the CEO of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors to be a Presiding Officer of the Professional Standards Committee.
• 2003, Pat and Ryan began their consumer-protection Second Saturday Seminar Series, which became the genesis of the Saturday Real Estate classes that Pat teaches at De Anza College.
• 2005-2010, He served on the Forms Committee, creating and modifying local real estate contracts/paperwork for the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors.
• 2006, Pat became a member of the Advisory Committee for the Robert Bruss California Real Estate Law Newsletter.
• 2007, Pat created his real estate series of classes at De Anza College. He is a member of the California Community College Association of Real Estate Educators.
• 2009-2011, Pat became an Ombudsman, resolving transactional conflicts before they escalate, for the Santa Clara County Association of Realtors.
• Lifelong Residents of Silicon Valley, Pat and Ryan believe that their technical, conceptual and communication skills are the most important elements of successful transactions. Never content to rest on their laurels, they are constantly seeking and implementing ways to enhance their skill-sets. One of their specialties is live negotiations of “move-up” and “down-size” transactions for clients who wish to sell a home and simultaneously buy a replacement.
Ryan Kapowich, Tech Specialist
KAPOWICH REAL ESTATE is a leading real estate brokerage for buyers and sellers in Silicon Valley, providing an unparalleled level of research, education and service. The father/son team has extensive experience in single-family and townhouse/condo buying and selling. One of their specialties is “move-up” and “down-size” transactions for clients who wish to sell a home and buy a replacement simultaneously.
Buyers: Routinely, Pat’s negotiating skills usually prove successful in multiple-offer situations. Unlike most buyers, experts agree that shopping for the right property is only the “tip of the iceberg.” Negotiating through the maze of paperwork, personalities, inspections and surprises is critical to protecting the buyer’s interest.
Sellers: We’ll invest more time and resources in the sale of your property before the FOR SALE sign goes up, than most agents will provide from start to finish. This critical preparation is to ensure that our listings will result in a sale in fewer days on the market, 30-day escrows and the best price, terms and conditions.
Referring Agents: We understand all to well the heavy responsibility of referring friends, family and clients to another REALTOR®. As lifelong residents of Silicon Valley, who regularly study the market, we can shorten the learning curve for the relocating principal by employing first-class techniques to effectuate a smooth transition.
Repeat Clients and Their Referrals: Working for repeat clients and their friends, families and co-workers has been the backbone of our business for over twenty years.
A FEW CLIENT TESTIMONIALS ~ 1980′s – PRESENT
“Your experience and contacts increased the value of the home and made the whole process successful” Linda J.
“You held our hands and what’s more, you let us feel like we could handle the decisions that kept coming our way” Ty & Laura M.
“Once we determined the complex I was interested in. Pat used his salesmanship and negotiating skills to get me the exact home I wanted at a price substantially below the asking price” Neil S.
“I especially appreciated how Pat kept in touch with me during the course of the escrow and his being present at the closing with me. And…he does not forget his customers after they sign on the dotted line. He is certainly good at what he does and I am happy to recommend him” Mary W.
“Pat was always there day or night to help us with any questions we had. Pat really knows his business. We highly recommend him” Richard & Louse A.
Pat and his son Ryan were the best Realtors I have ever dealt with. They did both the sale of our old house (in 4 days in a Down Market with a lot of elbow grease from my wife and myself to prep based on their team’s staging recommendations) and the purchase of our new “used” home shortly thereafter. A few of the best features of Pat’s service is the expertise in contracts and hard work he puts into all the little details that can cause issues. He was able to do a Contingency Sale (a purchase based on the sale and close of our home) for us which is not common these days as well as manage through some issues we had with the house we had purchased which would have been a major headache trying to juggle them along with work. Mike K
“My wife is a Real Estate Broker and has been in the real estate business for 12 years. We were planning on representing ourselves in the purchase of our new home, because we felt that we had not met a Realtor who could provide us with significantly more service than we could provide for ourselves. We had been looking for a luxury home along the San Francisco Peninsula for about three years and have come in contact with countless Real Estate Agents. But when we met Patrick and Discussed our real estate needs and desires with him, we knew that he had exceptional qualities as a Realtor” Zel S.
“Your Real Estate forums taught us a lot and gave us further confidence in your distinction from other brokers we know and have interviewed in the past, even the ones with whom I graduated from Stanford. Your experience with and knowledge of the law and Standards of Practice, your skill in due diligence and your hand-picked Dream Team of professionals simply cannot be outshone. Most interestingly, based on our personal observations, these strengths gave others in our transactions no choice but to defer to your leadership. The negotiation leverage and protection this afforded us was priceless” Matt K
“I had 3 days to find a place to live 2 months before the move. I use a wheelchair, so my needs for an accessible home are a little out of the ordinary. Mr. Kapowich took on the challenge of finding my home. He spent enough time with me learning exactly what my needs are as well as my preferences. We reviewed price range, layout and details down to door jam width and kitchen dimensions. In 24 hours he had a short list of available condominiums and I purchased one from that list” Pat C.
“With the increase in market prices and my questionable credit history, I felt that I could not afford/qualify for Silicon Valley real estate…. Within a couple weeks, I was pre-qualified and Pat was showing me properties” Richard L.
“He knows what he is talking abut and instills confidence” Ralene W.
“Due to Pat’s skill and hard work, we ourselves did not have to perform much of the follow-up work, phone calling, etc., which in the hands of another agent might indeed have fallen to us. Even after escrow closed, Pat continued to work hard in following up by phone and in person, both with us and with the title company, and particularly with the termite company responsible for major repair work” John A. & Gina S.
“You stepped me through what I thought was an impossible process at this time in my life and you did it with clarity, patience and professionalism” Mildred R.
He’s Patient in educating both seller and buyer” Marvin T.
“I really feel like I have made a lasting friend. In my line of business, I have worked with several real estate agents who do not measure up to the caliber of Pat Kapowich. Pat is an impressive agent. I would not hesitate to refer friends, family and business associates to Pat Kapowich for assistance and advice with reference to the purchase of real estate” Sheral K.
“I found him to be honest and diligent. It was refreshing to work with someone with no nonsense involved. More importantly, he is knowledgeable in the field of Real Estate” Aaron G.
“He did not waste our time by showing us every house on the market. He always made a thorough pick of the listings and gave us locations to drive by, therefore narrowing the pick to a few houses for us to actually see” Kazuho & Marian K.
“We strongly feel that it was your expertise in the Real Estate market, Real Estate law and experience that enabled us to move into the home of our dreams” Satyen & Bindu S.
“His reliability, persistence and expertise enabled us to acquire property in the Silicon Valley which was previously only a dream” Peter & Ruth L.
“Without question, we found your service, knowledge of the market, contract negotiation and promptness to be head-and-shoulders above the rest” Peter M.
“When my wife and I had pregnancy problems in the middle of escrow he bent over backwards to accommodate our unique needs. He brought the title company representative to our home and worked with my grandmother to help us move at a very stressful time” Devin & Felicidad M.
“He’s knowledgeable about real estate and stays cool” Gary Z.
“Later as I saw Pat’s credential and expertise in evidence as he was quoted in newspaper articles and interviewed on television real estate programs, I realized how lucky we were in having him as our realtor. Few business people have the drive, motivation, business and personal skills that Pat displays daily” David K.
“I talked with and interviewed several agents before deciding that Pat Kapowich was the most qualified professional whom I felt would do the best job for me as both a buyer and a seller” Jeannette L.
“He explained things very well to me and he’s extremely detail-oriented” George H.
“When a suitable house was found, he presented our offer and guided us patiently through a blizzard of paperwork, explained the meaning and purpose of each document and kept us informed at each stage of negotiation. Patiently and persistently he dealt with each problem that arose until the keys of the door were in our hands. Without having his support, we would probably have become confused and discouraged” Margery H.
“We are still amazed that we found the perfect house, since we could never agree on any of the dozens we looked at earlier on our own” John & Lisa V.
“As first time buyers, we felt very fortunate to get to know you and work with you. You walked through every step of the process with us, guided us and educated us but you never pushed us one way or the other. You made us feel like we were a priority when we know for certain you are a very busy man” Senzi L.
“He knew this was a learning process and he took the time to help me learn” Richard H.
“At our first meeting to write up a purchase offer, Pat spent over three hours late into the night to make sure that the contract we were to enter into was made perfectly clear to us” Cindy S.
“He diligently worked beyond the normal call of duty, ensuring I found a home that I would be happy with and that was within my price range” Bonnie E.
“Pat used a lot of his valuable time to help me coordinate the purchase and upgrade of my home. He was always on time for meetings and never failed to return my phone calls in a timely manner. Pat even contacted the utility and water companies to prepare for the contractors that would be working on my home” Randall A
“At all times during the process, from preparing our offer until the day the house close, I felt fully informed and knew that everything was under control” Robert N.
“Pat gave me the VIP treatment. He was always there when I needed him. He gave me valuable advice and his extensive knowledge was very impressive to me” Judy Y.
“Because we were doing a long distance transaction, we knew that we needed a true professional to market and sell our property” John & Mary C.