"One of the best things about using Ken as my realtor was his dogged determination and attention to detail."
~ Terry Sheldon Brown
I'm delighted and grateful to write about my experience selling my home in Reno (Virginia Foothills) by Ken Venis of KRCH Realty. I was out of the state when I decided to put my house on the market. I called Ken and asked him to put my house up for sale. We had talked previously about me perhaps selling my house, but just in general terms. We discussed and agreed upon a price. My home went up for sale within one day, a Friday afternoon. An offer was made on Saturday, and I accepted it on Sunday. Voila! One of the best things about using Ken as my realtor was his dogged determination and attention to detail. He held my hand every step of the way and ensured that everything was done in a timely manner. He kept me up-to-date on every aspect of my sale, inspections, and any other small detail that was relevant to my home sale. To facilitate the sale, he was always following up on what needed to be done to close the deal, from dealing with other agents, the buyers, escrow personnel, etc. I was very pleased with the professionalism and kindness shown to me by Ken in all instances. If you are even thinking of selling your home, I would highly recommend and advise you to call Ken Venis at KRCH Realty at 775-843-4747. You will not regret it. He's the best!!!
"Ken, in our view, is by far the very best realtor in Nevada period"
~ Mike & Maria B.
Ken, in our view, is by far the very best realtor in Nevada period. He spent several months helping us find a home that fit our needs in 2010/2011 not to mention he found it as a short sale. We lived there for six years doing upgrades to make it ours. Due to circumstances, we found it necessary to move out of state farther south. Again, we enlisted Ken to assist with the sale of the house. He came out and showed us what was needed to make it a quick sale. Following his directives the house went on the market and within a month it was sold, a cash offer netting two and a half times what we paid for it. Ken, our thanks to you as a Realtor and a friend. Maria e’ Mike
“It’s nice to know that there are still a few honest hard working people out there.”
~ Gary Tams, Ketchikan Alaska
Ken Venis Reno Realtor Ken, with the down turn in existing home sales, especially in the Reno area, Ken was able to sell my home and close-out all paper work with-in 6 weeks after listing it at my full asking price. This was done while I was living in Alaska full-time and dealing with some personal issues that were affecting the sale of the house. I only wish that I had found Ken prior to having listed it with another realty company for the previous 9 mos. without a single offer. That 9 month lesson cost me about $17,000! Ken was honest and forthright while educating me on the current housing economy and helped me to set a price for my home that sold it quickly AND kept me from losing even more money! If you have a home to sell I suggest you give Ken Venis a call. I am confident that he will represent you better than any of the other choices out there and will go the extra mile to make the sale of your home a pleasure rather than unexpected disappointment! Thanks for everything you did Ken, it is nice to know that there are still a few honest hard working people out there.
“….you did such an excellent job we were able to have Thanksgiving dinner in our new home!”
~ Kathy & Terry, Fernley Nv
Testimonial for Ken Venis Reno Realtor. Hi Ken, Just wanted to drop you a line and say how very much we appreciated your work on getting this short sale done so quickly! We were so very worried we would not be able to close by Christmas and you did such an excellent job we were able to have Thanksgiving dinner in our new home! Again, we would like to thank you and will definitely recommend your services to our friends and family! Merry Christmas to you and your family.
“… resourceful & trust worthy Real Estate Agent.
~ John and Anita D, Sparks, NV
Testimonial for Ken Venis Reno Realtor Dear Ken, we still don't know how you managed to not only find us the perfect home but to also hold our hands during the long & stressful escrow process. Being knowledgeable in the current Market is certainly a plus, but, you've also proven yourself a patient, resourceful & trust worthy Real Estate Agent. We can never thank you enough, suffice it to say that you have our highest recommendation. Please feel free to count on us if ever we can be of assistance. Sincerely, .
“I could not have picked a better one after interviewing several.”
~ Joyce P., AZ
Thanks for all of your extra help, especially after I left Reno. When it comes to a real estate agent, I could not have picked a better one after interviewing several. As an agent, Ken went overboard to do extra duties that no other real estate agent had ever done. After moving and leaving my house empty Ken was there to watch over it and was there when Goodwill came to pick up furniture I was donating. Plus many other tasks he did to help sell the house. He kept in constant touch with me to inform me of comments from any potential buyers. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an A+ agent. Joyce P.
Without your knowledge, diligence, and honesty, we would still be looking.
~ Michael & Maria B., Fernley Nv.
Ken, Maria and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the several months of your time we took finding our new nest in Nevada. Without your knowledge, diligence, and honesty, we would still be looking. You made our home search and buying experience most pleasurable. We recommend anyone searching for a home or land in Reno Nevada and the surrounding areas to seek you out. Prospective buyers will not be disappointed. Please feel free to use us as one of your many references.
“He was very professional and marketed it like it was in the bigger areas and not the rural area that it is”.
~ Mike & Heather N, Reno Nv
Ken Venis had our property listed in Stagecoach and went out of his way to sell it. He was very professional and marketed it like it was in the bigger areas and not the rural area that it is. He worked very hard to get buyers and to make sure the people that did buy our house were very happy with everything and totally went out of his way. We had two other realtors before him to try and sell it and they couldn’t and didn’t put forth the effort like Ken did. I will recommend him to anyone that is looking to sell their house. Thank You, Mike & Heather N
“…thank you for your professional assistance in handling one of the more difficult chores of this responsibility,”
~ Carroll Charbonnier, Santa Rosa California
Ken, Now that my duties as executrix of my deceased mother's estate are winding down, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your professional assistance in handling one of the more difficult chores of this responsibility, i.e. the selling of my mother's home. Your counsel on setting a realistic listing price, arranging for all the required real estate inspections and the presentation of the property to both interested and qualified potential buyers were an immense help to me and my husband. The property sold much quicker than our expectations. Since we live in Santa Rosa, CA and the property in Reno, you arranged for the majority of the paperwork to be conducted via internet and that made my job so much easier. Again, thank you for a job well done. Carroll Charbonnier
“…you guided us through the process and I couldn't be happier…”
~ Carroll Charbonnier, Santa Rosa Ca
Follow Up: Ken, I've been thinking about you as I still have a few things pending in my mother's 'stuff' and I see the old real estate papers. I know how lucky I am that you (and my husband Bob) assisted me in putting my mom's house of the market. I really didn't want to at the time....feeling overwhelmed. But you guided us through the process and I couldn't be happier to have that behind me....and know, that a new family is establishing roots. So, as we gear up for Thanksgiving, I am thankful for meeting you through your mother-in-law and my GOOD friend Jeanne. Wishing you more successes...
“I hope you realize what a thorough and caring agent you have in Ken”
~ Vicki & Mike Guthrie, Tucson Arizona
We have spent the last year and a half working with Ken (Venis). A trip to Reno was made in November 2010 and Ken met us at our hotel, and spent the entire day and part of the next, showing us around different areas of Reno and Sparks. We toured at least a dozen homes, and decided to come home and make our decisions about a retirement move to that area. Things have changed dramatically for us since then, and we are NOT moving...anywhere......and have decided to put our cash and efforts into the home we now have. We both feel bad about all Ken's hard work and attention, only to make the decision not to move. I hope you realize what a thorough and caring agent you have in Ken. He made us feel like we were his only clients while we were with him, and if we ever do decide to move to the Reno area, we WILL be calling Ken. No matter where he works, he is the realtor for us. We just wanted you to know how special Ken made us feel, and that we would go to no one else if a decision were made to relocate. You have a sincere gentleman and a very knowledgeable representative in Ken. He found answers to many questions, and was more like a friend than business associate. Sincerely, Vicki and Mike Guthrie" Tucson Arizona
“I don't think just anyone would have been able to get this house sold.”
~ Jimmy & Sarah Nichols Sparks Nv
Ken, I just wanted to thank you and Lesley for all of your hard work and diligence throughout this process. You two definitely had your work cut out for you, not only with the banks, but also our move to Chicago during the short sale process. It was a long 10 months dealing with these banks. Being bounced around from one case representative to another. We applaud you for hanging in there. I don't think just anyone would have been able to get this house sold. There were constant hoops and obstacles along the way, but you always kept us informed and we had all confidence in you. I know it must have been as stressful for you as it was for us at times. Having documents signed, notarized and faxed back and forth between states to meet those deadlines. However, things turned out the way we'd hoped in the end. Thank you again, and we look forward to working with you again! (under different circumstances of course)
Sincerely,Jimmy & Sarah Nichols Sparks Nv
“His honesty, and sincerity comes shining through and Ken is the type of individual you'd like to have as a neighbor agent.”
~ Roger & Wendy M., Reno Nv.
We first met Ken Venis as he was the selling agent on the home we bought. It was a difficult purchase with the owner being in another state, and Ken actually helped us out offering advice and keeping us up to date on his client's responses. We wished we had Ken for our agent! In fact, if we ever sell our home or need any advice on the housing market we will contact Ken. His honesty, and sincerity comes shining through and Ken is the type of individual you'd like to have as a neighbor agent. Roger & Wendy M., Reno Nv.
”You continually reinforced me to seek professional answers to the hard questions”
~ Jamie T. (Sparks)
Ken, it had taken a little time, but I'm finally settled in. I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all the hard work put forth in order to sell my home. You continually reinforced me to seek professional answers to the hard questions. That was reassuring. You made a difficult situation a little easier to bear. I continue now on a brighter path to re-establishing a footing. I look forward to contacting you for my next home purchase and will recommend your services to all my friends, family and future acquaintances.
“He knew the area very well and understood what customers were looking for.”
~Mike N. (Reno Nv)
Ken was helpful and very knowledgeable on selling both of our homes, I would use him again for any properties that we might purchase. He knew the area very well and understood what customers were looking for.
”Ken gave me a sense of comfort and confidence in his abilities to get the job done.”
~ Carolyn Irwin, Reno Nv
(1) In March of 2012 Ken knocked on my door and asked if I was interested in selling my house. I told him I was not quite ready to list my house but I had a friend that was looking for an agent. He was successful in selling that home. I had previously listed my house with another agent but had received ZERO offers in two years. Ken gave me a sense of comfort and confidence in his abilities to get the job done. I was elated that he was able to sell my home quickly, given my time sensitive circumstances. His first comment to me was "I'm going to tell you things that you may not like, because it does no good to sugar coat the true realities". His follow through and communication regarding each offer we received was impressive. He found the "diamond in the rough" in order to sell my home. Carolyn Irwin, Reno Nv
“HE THEN NEGOTIATED AN ADDITIONAL $35,000 OFF THE SALES PRICE”
~ Carolyn Irwin, Reno Nv
(2)My 2nd experience with Ken lived up to my expectations yet again. Not only was Ken able to find me the perfect home, his experience allowed us to beat six competing offers in a highly desirable location in an erratic real estate market. To top it off, HE THEN NEGOTIATED AN ADDITIONAL $35,000 OFF THE SALES PRICE. If you want an honest hard working, thoughtful agent, you have all that and more in Ken Venis. Sincerely,Carolyn Irwin, Reno Nv
“This being my 3rd time using Kens services I’ve become use to seeing the passion he takes in getting the job done.”
~ Carolyn I Reno Nv
(3) 3 days on market. That’s all it took for Ken to secure a solid offer for my investment property. This being my 3rd time using Kens services I’ve become use to seeing the passion he takes in getting the job done. He is VERY RESPONSIVE and is available all times of the day answering texts emails and phone calls down to the finest of details. As a seller, I appreciate the efforts he takes in communicating the steps along the way to completing a home sale, from offer to escrow and closing. As usual I’m happy to recommend Ken Venis. Carolyn I Reno Nv
“I took comfort and confidence knowing your ability”
~ Carolyn I Reno Nv
(4)Ken, thank you for assisting me in with the sale of a family members property under some unfortunate circumstances. I took comfort and confidence knowing your ability to inform what steps and preparation would need to take place in order to sell the property. Carolyn I Reno Nv
“Seller’ HIGHEST recommendation! The only call I’ll make is to Ken Venis.”
~ Carolyn I. Reno Nv
(5)Seller’ HIGHEST recommendation! The only call I’ll make is to Ken Venis. This is the 5th time Ken has represented me. When I decided to downsize, I notified Ken and he began watching the surrounding sales in order to advise the best possible time to enter the market. I was surprised, and taken back, when he said we should list for close to $70k above the most recent recorded sales. He explained there were properties he was watching that were under contract that would close giving me the best possible chance to maximize my profits. We selected the listing date, and 20 days later received a FULL PRICE CASH OFFER! In addition, he was able to work with the Buyers agent and negotiate additional time for me to transition to my new property after the close of escrow. (I also purchased that property with Kens help. J. ) Carolyn I. Reno Nv
“I've now retained Ken's services for the 6th time for my real estate needs…”
~ Carolyn I. Reno Nv
(6)Highest recommendation! I've now retained Ken's services for the 6th time for my real estate needs in addition to referring him to countless friends. The poise, persistence and care that Ken displayed when faced with numerous, “out of the norm'” obstacles, from underwriters /lender, appraiser hurdles and sellers transition responsibilities was commendable. The ability to work with the listing agent and his client, to find expedited solutions to meet my needs, was a strong asset to completing my new home purchase. I highly recommend Ken's services Carolyn I. Reno Nv
“…..thank you for finding us the “perfect” LAKE TAHOE GETAWAY.”
~ Rebecca – Incline Village Nv
Hi Ken, I just wanted to thank you for finding us the “perfect” LAKE TAHOE GETAWAY. The cabin atmosphere is exactly what we were hoping for, nestled in the towering pines and snow covered hills of Lake Tahoe. We look forward to many years of family fun & relaxation at the surrounding ski resorts, beaches, and hiking trails within our Nevada backyard. Rebecca – Incline Village Nv
“Ken is an engaging personality who is always a pleasure to have around.”
~ Frank & Carolyn"
"Ken was the ideal relator for us when we sold our house that past summer. He was always available 24/7 to answer questions. He checked in with us a couple of time a week and was always there to follow up whenever someone came to look at the house. After we had accepted an offer, Ken kept us informed regularly on the progress of the closing and was always present whenever an inspector or the new owners came bay to visit. On top of all that, Ken is an engaging personality who is always a pleasure to have around. Good luck to you in the future Ken, we will never forget you. Frank & Carolyn"