In short, Kinan is amazing. He helped us buy our first house under market value for $150,000 in 2006 and helped us sell the same house in 2013 for $250,000. We were new to the housing market and he guided us through everything.Kinan was our agent when we bought our first home in North Austin in the Millwood subdivision. We switched to Kinan after having a bad experience with our first Realtor. The differences between our fired Realtor and Kinan were night and day. The fired Realtor was more interested in making as much money as possible in the shortest time possible. In contrast, Kinan was interested in building a relationship. Kinan was honest, knowledgeable, flexible, reliable, responsive, and a nice guy. We ended up buying a 2300 square foot house in 2006 for $150,000. It was a great deal at the time. Fast Forward 5 Years – Our family decided we would like to move out into the country. So, I called Kinan and told him our desires. He immediately setup a meeting with us to discuss. He told us at the time that he thought we could sell our house for $180,000 (with some minor renovations). He said that if we wanted to sell it for more and sell it quicker, we would need to do some major renovations. We were not in the best financial position at the time to spend money on renovations. Kinan was awesome when we told him we were not ready to move forward with selling the house. He let us move at our own pace. 1.5 years later we were ready to do some renovations. Kinan hooked us up with a cost effective contractor. Kinan worked with the contractor to give us 3 itemized bids, one at $10k, one at $20k, and one at $30k. Kinan showed us how much he thought he could sell the house for at each different renovation cost level. The $30k in renovations resulted in the most return (both in dollar amount and by percentage) on our $30k renovation investment. He said if we spent $30k on renovations he thought he could sell the house for $215k-$220k. The renovations went OK. We had some problems with the contractor. Kinan stuck up for us with the contractor (even though he had been working with the contractor for years) and got all of our issues worked out. $30k later, we had new wood flooring on the first floor, granite counter tops throughout, new paint inside and outside, new landscaping (grass, plants, etc.), replaced siding, and a bunch of inspection code violations fixed. Construction finished in January 2013. Kinan suggested we wait until March to put the property on the market (since the market typically improves in March). We put the house on the market, in 2 days we had 2 offers. We ended up taking a cash offer for $250,000 ($30k more than we expected). Every interaction, the entire experience, everything went great. Kinan is an excellent Realtor.