Ken Glidewell

Ken Glidewell

Realtor® | DRE #: 01337223

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Specialties

• Negotiating
• Corporate Relocation
• Property Management
• Appraisal
• SF Rent Control
• Underwriting
• TIC & Condo Conversion
• Multi-Unit and Investment Property involvement

Education

Old Dominion University
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

About Ken
Compass is proud of our association with Ken. An integral part of our dedication to excellence is the collaboration with high caliber professionals.

Ken certainly fits that profile. He brings to Compass a wealth of knowledge, skill, experience & professionalism. He is a part of a group of distinguished real estate professionals who are all part of the most sophisticated and technologically advanced marketing firm specializing in distinctive properties and estates. Give him a call today!!

Client Testimonials

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★★★★★
"I would highly recommend Ken.

Ken was our agent and helped us buy a home in the Bay Area. There are a few things that I think are important in any real estate agent and that Ken delivers on: 1) knowledge, 2) experience, 3) execution, and 4) client-first. The first two shine through pretty quickly when working with Ken. His knowledge of Bay Area real estate is vast and he educated us immensely not just on the process, but on neighborhoods and detailed attributes of different homes. He was very in tune with our needs and advised us on all sorts of things we never would've thought of. Ken is also very professional and pays attention to the details, which matters.

Re #3 and #4 above, these are arguably hard to screen for but they matter a lot too. His ability to execute made a difference for us, especially in a competitive market like the Bay Area. And lastly, we felt that Ken truly looked out for our best interests, we never felt pressured, and we see him as a trusted advisor.
" - Garrett W.

★★★★★
"Ken is an awesome agent, we have had the chance to work with him on the sale of our house in Palo Alto. He first advised us on the minimum work that had to be done to "freshen up" our 50 year old ranch style property, and figure out the best timing and sale strategy. Ken's knowledge of the market allowed us to properly price the house, and get it in the hands of great buyers. And his attention to the smallest details, great communication, just makes you comfortable." - Jeff C.

★★★★★
"We have bought and sold places in New York City, Los Angeles, and Silicon Valley, and Ken was by far the best real estate agent we've ever had. He is highly knowledgable and skilled about everything from the state of the market to the condition and value of a particular house to negotiation. He is particularly good at listening to and observing clients, which is important, because many times what you think you want is different from what you need or respond to the most. What's great is that when he sees a discrepancy there, he just shows you places that reflect both your words and your actions and let's you come to your own conclusions. He is never pushy--he seems to have infinite patience and always acted as our advocate. His previous engineering background is a fantastic bonus, because he can immediately tell you a lot about what was done to a place in the past and what you might consider doing to maintain its value and health. He has been in the field for many years, so he knows everyone and has seen a million places--you won't find a better connected agent. Because of his friendly, laid-back nature, he works well with clients and all the other professionals one deals with in a transaction, such as other agents, mortgage brokers, etc. He also passes the family test with flying colors. We were relocating, so our kids had to come with us a lot on the house hunt, and they LOVED him immediately. He has incredible integrity and generosity of spirit. He is highly organized and hard working. I can't recommend him enough!" - Jennifer W.

★★★★★
"Ken is such an amazing agent! He worked with me tirelessly to find the perfect condo. He answered my calls and emails so quickly, I felt like all my questions were answered at lightning speed! Ken is so knowledgeable of the market in the Bay Area and of fellow agents that made back and forth a breeze. Further, he knew the neighborhoods, restaurants, and shopping around every place we viewed and found me an amazing place in a crazy market!" - Cara M.

★★★★★
"Ken has helped us buy two homes in SF. He's great to work with, patient, detail-oriented and organized. He has an amazing eye for great properties and always has his clients' best interest at heart. Can't recommend him more." - Daniel B.

★★★★★
"I cannot praise our realtor, Ken Glidewell enough. He has helped us sell two homes. His attention to detail, marketing skill, and grasp of strategy resulted in a more successful sale than we ever imagined in each case. He is easy to work with. He knows what buyers need and helps you provide it, He treats his clients, his potential buyers and their offers with respect...And it pays off." - Lynn C.

★★★★★
"Ken helped our daughter purchase a property in SF. The real estate market is extremely demanding with many pitfalls due to the high demand, short supply and influx of funds - all making this a sellers market. It is also very challenging due to the age of most structures, typically 100 years. This means a naive first time buyer or even a veteran purchaser who lacks sophisticated knowledge of structural weaknesses can easily make a poor purchase. Ken was amazingly diligent and scrupulous in steering us away from what would have been poor deals even as he would I have himself benefited from such. He demonstrated a thoughtful and methodical approach to understand what my daughter needed and wanted which allowed her to learn from the process and better refine her search. He patiently walked us through the process even as I lived on the east coast, always willing to explain his thoughts and be open to hearing what we were saying. In the end he helped us successfully buy a quality property at a price point we had agreed upon. I very strongly recommend Ken without hesitation to help with any real estate purchase or sale in the Bay Area. I have dealt with a number of brokers over the years and Ken is clearly at the top of that list!" - Steven K.

★★★★★
"Ken was my agent for my recent home purchase in San Francisco. Ken was the perfect agent to help me look for my first home in the city. Despite the difficult market, Ken helped me and my family identify valuable (from not so valuable) real estate and eventually secure the perfect home. He was a true partner throughout the whole process." - Lisa K.

★★★★★
"Our family of four recently celebrated our first year of living in our home in Mountain View and have Ken Glidwell to thank for that. We were moving up from Santa Monica and we'd lived in the Bay Area before but after 10 years away much had changed. Ken was the perfect guide to help us understand the market, the neighborhoods, and even our own needs for a home. Starting off, Ken gave us a broad view both in houses and locations, and over time, we worked together to narrow our criteria down so that when we finally did buy, it was and has been the perfect place for us. We don't have plans to move any time in the near future but if we ever do, we'll be going back to Ken." - Sean W.


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