Kurt Grosse ~ The Protector
Kurt Grosse Is Unique And The Best Las Vegas Realtor
Kurt Grosse is possibly the best Realtor in Las Vegas. He uses his skills and knowledge to protect his clients. Before becoming a Realtor 26 years ago, Kurt owned a successful Construction Engineering Firm in Las Vegas.
He is more than a chatty chauffeur. While showing houses, instead of saying, “Look! How pretty!” He says: “See that? If you like this house, we will have to have it inspected.” or “See that crack? A nickel fits in it, so it could be structural.”
Working together with his 29-year Las Vegas real estate agent wife and partner, Terri, their customer service is exceptional. Consistently ranked as a top office team for over 25 years, they’ve sold over 1000 homes in Las Vegas. No matter where you live or want to live, they probably sold a house there or showed that subdivision when it was brand new.
Because of his building skills and construction experience, Kurt offers services that other Realtors don’t. He protects his clients- both buyers and sellers. Kurt knows CURRENT values and what prices the market can bear.
New construction home buyers utilize Kurt’s construction expertise. He does free weekly construction monitoring as your home is being built. Houses are not built perfectly.
Kurt is both an offensive and defensive coordinator on your team, and he knows the rules of the game very well. You have a choice about what type of Realtor you use. Kurt and Terri are a small, technologically savvy real estate team that provides personable and quality service. You work with them, not their team or a stranger.
PS. In Southern Nevada, 99% of new construction home builders and home sellers pay for you to have buyer representation. The price you pay for a house Does Not Change. Protect yourself and use the best Realtor in Las Vegas. Home sellers – we close loopholes in the standard LVR contract – and there are many! We also maximize the amount your house sells for. Text or call to interview us.
That was the short version of Kurt and Terri Grosse’s bio.
If you want more details, read below.
Real Estate Standards of Care
The legal term “Standard of Care” is of significant interest to home buyers and sellers. Realtors take classes to avoid lawsuits for practicing law and practicing real estate outside of their areas of expertise. Construction and technical building issues are outside of a Realtor’s area of expertise.
In continuing education classes about “How To Avoid Being Sued,” agents are taught to refer clients to an expert. Agents are told to avoid giving technical opinions or advice.
99% of Realtors in Las Vegas will not give you their opinion or advice about housing construction issues. CE classes say to never point out red flags, and if brought up, refer the client to an expert.
Since Kurt is a former Nevada Building Engineer whose specialty was “wood-framed structures” he is an expert. If sued and Kurt failed to point out a red flag that he saw, he would probably lose. Therefore, they’ve embraced helping all clients – “it’s the right thing to do.”
When viewing resale homes for sale with you, they want you informed about visible flaws or potential red flags. While walking through houses, they’ll point out bowed walls, signs of water damage, drywall issues, etc., that they see. Outside they may point out some rust in the pool, drainage issues, and even pigeon nests.
When representing sellers, Kurt and Terri know the market, home values, loans programs, and statistics. Very few Realtors view more properties each month than they do. More importantly, they know every buyer “out clause” and typo in the standard Board of Realtor contract. They reference them on counter-offers to protect their sellers. They close loopholes.
While listing a 4-year-old house, Kurt walked past a grandfather clock in an upstairs hall. The clock moved slightly. Together with the sellers, he contacted the builder, and they all met. It turned out that the framers used a different thickness of plywood than the plans specified.
The entire upstairs wood floor and all carpet and tile were replaced as a warranty item. That was a safety item, and if anything happened after selling the home, it could have come back on them. Would the builder have covered that costly fix if the house was out of warranty? Hmmm.
Every new construction buyer is gifted a new construction home inspection because it’s important to test new technology materials. At closing, they gift a resale buyer with an inspection too. Inspections by experts are essential, and a Realtor who knows construction is the best Realtor for every buyer or seller. We call them housing protectors.
Besides monitoring construction and pointing out flaws, Kurt and Terri are full-service Realtors. They search for houses for you and knock on doors if what you want isn’t available. Often deciding where to live is the hardest part when relocating to Las Vegas.
Kurt’s clients can request a 3-hour tour where they tour the city with you and compare housing values and amenities. After finding the area that best fits your lifestyle, it’s time to look at houses with your criteria. Contracts are written looking out for you, the buyer, to protect your earnest money.
Applying for a home loan is an important detail. Pre-qualification in 2022 is imperative. Their blogs and suggestions will assist you in receiving the lowest interest rate possible.
Investors? You want a sound investment. No one is better at finding you quality construction than Kurt is, and Terri finds great deals. If you want an investment property with a high ROI, contact them today.
OK, Personal Stuff
One day Kurt’s wife Terri asked for his help with one of her clients. From then on, other agents in Terri’s office started calling for Kurt’s advice. Kurt enjoyed helping people and went to work with Terri.
They became Century 21 Centurion Agents within 2 years selling over 100 homes in a year. That designation is awarded to the elite “Century 21 Top 1% of Agents In The World.”
Kurt’s Nevada Building Engineer license (PE, CE) instantly made him a New Construction Home Specialist. The boom had started, small and large companies were building everywhere, and houses only took 3 months to build.
Kurt’s construction monitoring sets him apart. Relocating buyers is his specialty. Terri continued to promote and market their listings.
Kurt Grosse – His Personal Life
As the structural engineering manager for a building component manufacturer, Kurt worked closely with Las Vegas’ largest homebuilders. Subsequently, Kurt became a Nevada Professional Civil Engineer specializing in Wood-Framed Construction.
That means that Kurt told the large Las Vegas Home builders how to build their houses. He’d also solve their construction problems and design structural fixes for them.
After opening his successful consulting firm, KG Engineering, Nevada custom home and production home builders began to thrive. Life was great, but during the mid-1990s, many California lawyers moved to Las Vegas.
Knowing where the money was, attorneys initiated class-action Construction Defect Litigation for homeowners belonging to HOA’s. His company was named in a construction defect lawsuit for a condominium development’s minor truss repair. It was time to re-evaluate the future.
Kurt’s engineering claim to fame? He engineered the medieval l looking bridge in front of the Excalibur Hotel and Casino in 1987. It’s still standing at the corner of Tropicana and Las Vegas Blvd. all these years later.
Terri Capodieci Grosse, Las Vegas Realtor
Raised in Granada Hills, CA, Terri Capodieci moved to Las Vegas in 1993. She started real estate school the night she arrived.
In 1988, Terri bought a house where a fluke snowstorm’s snowmelt puddled in 3 rooms the day after closing. The house was professionally inspected. There was an illegal room addition that was disclosed in an expired listing but it was not disclosed when she bought it. After successfully suing the seller and Realtor, she became determined to help people avoid buying lemons.
While at McCarran Airport in 1994 with her daughter, they met Kurt. Thankfully Kurt wanted to buy a brand new home, which he did a couple of weeks later. Two years later, they were married.
In 1995, Terri asked Kurt to look at a foundation problem she noticed at a house her client wanted. They realized how much Kurt’s skills were needed in the Las Vegas real estate market to protect home buyers.
Soon afterward, Kurt Grosse, Realtor, started working and learning the business as Terri’s partner. Since the fit was so good, he switched to part-time engineering and full-time real estate within the year. Eventually, they were too busy for Kurt to continue engineering houses.
Parents, Now Grandparents
Living and working together every day for 25+ years means Kurt and Terri make a great team. Hearing about business, construction, and sports every day for their entire lives, their daughters are enterprising. Due to their real estate exposure, both daughters started investing in real estate early.
Now grown and married, their daughters live in Northern California and New Jersey. The NJ daughter and her husband work in government jobs. Their CA daughter and son-in-law work with a non-profit and with power company projects.
Doting on 4 small grandchildren is their favorite vacation destination and long weekend activity. Often giving the littles Vegas Golden Knights and Raiders clothing for photo ops. It’s common to hear the kids say “Go Knights, Go!”
Their grandkids are styling and regularly exploited on Social Media. When you see an adorable little person on their social media, it’ll probably be a grandchild.
Football Fans- Las Vegas Raiders
Terri, a native Californian, lived in Los Angeles for the 12 years that the Raiders were there. She talked about the Raiders moving to Vegas for years – about going to games and how much fun they’d have.
When Terri and Kurt were offered the opportunity to sponsor RaiderLadies.com by Terri’s girlfriends, they jumped in with both feet. Becoming actively involved, Terri began working with them, and Kurt became the “Official Raider Ladies Sponsor.”
RaiderLadies.com is a good site- take a look! It’s an interesting blog/magazine for lady Raiders fans or anyone who likes football, Raiders’ history and stories. Visit RaiderLadies.com.
Buyer Representation By Kurt Grosse
Fast forward 25+ years, and Kurt and Terri are still protecting home buyers, home sellers, and investors. Completed new homes become resale homes, and all houses have issues. Having Kurt and Terri on your team helps you know that you will not buy the lemon in the bunch.
To double protect every home buyer that they represent, for all of 2022, they are gifting home inspections at closing. New construction home inspections are as important as resale home inspections. New home inspections cover all systems in the house, including windows and energy-efficiency features.
The inspector checks the home with an infra-red heat detector, and he looks at insulation and trusses in the attic. The roof and exterior are also inspected using a drone. Most importantly, energy-efficient windows and features are checked. This is just one more layer of buyer protection they provide.
Kurt and Terri Look Out For Clients
Kurt taught Terri what signs are clues to larger problems in a house. Terri helps sellers stage their houses to sell faster, manages the office, verifies permits, and schedules details. She does mostly behind-the-scenes support, marketing and loves attending new-construction homeowner orientations.
Because of Terri’s marketing degree, overseeing social media, maintaining their website, and marketing their listings are her jobs. Clients may or may not meet her. Her most important job is to allow Kurt to meet with clients and have no phone call interruptions.
Building products and technology change every year – and materials are getting smarter. Homes and building is no longer simple. See their New Construction Homes, New Construction Monitoring, and New Construction Inspections pages.
A model home salesperson works for the builder and ONLY for the builder. You need someone on your team who cares about you and your investment.
Protecting Buyers and Sellers
Since structural warranties expire, repairs become the seller’s responsibility. How many people inspect their attic or walk on their tile roof? Have you ever used an infrared gun to test your walls?
Very few people test their own house it’s been sold and the buyer gets a home inspection. Typically people in Las Vegas sell their houses after all warranties have expired.
Resale homes built years ago didn’t have the option of having a New Construction Home Inspection. Catching contractor mistakes during construction prevents the buyer from paying for repairs when they sell in the future. It also prevents costly and unnecessary monthly energy bills.
Besides being New Construction Home Buyer Specialists, Kurt and Terri are top listing agents. If you want to sell your home quickly, they probably have someone who wants it. Have your home featured on their top Las Vegas homes for sale website.
Kurt Grosse says, “Whether buying or selling, people are usually making the biggest investment they’ll ever make. They need someone on their team that cares and can protect them. We use everything we know to make sure our buyers make a good investment – and a sound one.”
Working With Home Sellers
For 4 years during the financial recession, Kurt did appraisals and BPO’s for banks. Both Terri and Kurt became Home Retention Counselors helping people avoid foreclosure. If you are behind in your payments, call us, and let’s strategize.
Kurt will verify that you, as our seller, have your house priced correctly. Kurt or Terri walk the property with you and make suggestions to achieve the highest sales price. Their goal is to get you, the seller, the most money possible for the terms you want.
Your home gets filmed and photographed. Their graphics team submits your home to hundreds of international and domestic social media groups, forums, and blog sites. Realty One Group posts your home on almost 1000 websites and search tools.
Terri’s hobby is decorating, so decor and staging are addressed first with every listing. Clean and pretty homes sell for more money. Her specialty is marketing and advertising, and she has a history of property management and fixing up houses.
Sellers frequently brainstorm with her about how to make their house sell faster, for more money. Often just a few tweaks and suggestions make a considerable financial difference.
Their team actively markets their listings to their clients first, creating a win-win for everyone. Sellers like agents with buyers for a reason…
Kurt and Terri have 5 policies that they adhere to for your benefit:
1. Eyes Wide Open- Make sure to point out the positives AND negatives seen at a property. They want you aware of the good and the bad.
2. Be Good To The Planet- By automatically searching for energy-efficient properties first- this will also save you money.
3. Top-Quality Customer Service- Every team member, lender, title, and escrow person will give the most and be the best in the industry.
4. Protect The Client- While viewing homes, writing contracts, and counter-offers and also during the due diligence period. For walk-throughs- go many steps above what the industry standard is. In 2020 to gift every home buyer with a home inspection from the best inspectors in the city.
5. Smooth and hassle-free transactions- Your needs are anticipated and handled for you when possible.
Buying or selling a home is serious business. We try to make it enjoyable and hopefully fun for you too!
Realty One Group Agents
Terri and Kurt Grosse have been with Realty One Group
in Las Vegas for 15 years. Their 4 luxury offices around the valley are available to meet you. Private meeting rooms are sanitized between every appointment.
The Capodieci-Grosse Team was the number 1 team for 10 years at Century 21 MoneyWorld’s NW office. They were among the top 1% of agents worldwide.
Needing independence, Re/Max Associates became their next step. Realty One Group opened, and Kurt and Terri were at the front of the line.
Realty One Group provides new and always-evolving technology and support to their agents and the agent’s clients. The corporation now has over 80 offices and 90,000 agents, including over 1500 agents in Las Vegas. Realty One Group only works with and focuses on quality agents.
Real Estate Agents in Las Vegas
Every business has good agents, locations, and franchises. To determine the “Best Realtor in Las Vegas,” focus on knowledge, experience, and education. Interview. Ask yourself, what makes each agent better than the other people out there?
Buying and selling a house is not simple in this world where protection matters. As a former Nevada building engineer, Kurt has a legal “Standard of Care” obligation to share his skills and knowledge. Classes given to Realtors, teach them to claim ignorance even if they know technical answers.
Anyone can unlock a door and show you a property. You deserve and NEED to have a Realtor who can and will protect you and your investment. Due to liability, most Realtors do not “Protect” you. If they tried to protect you, they would be accepting responsibility or practicing in a field where they are unqualified.
Kurt and Terri protect you and are happy to do so. You deserve the best Realtor/s possible working with you on your team. Kurt and Terri are the best and their customer service standards can’t be beaten.
There are agents in other cities with similar skills. We know a lot of former contractors, inspectors and architects who are now Realtors in other cities. If you need a referral to a “Protector Realtor” in another city, text us and we will see who we know.
Builder Tip #1 – Did you know?
Las Vegas Nevada new home builders will pay for you to have buyer representation. The fine print? You need to go to their housing tract with your Realtor on your first visit. The home price will not change whether you have professional representation or represent yourself. We are free and we protect only your interests.
Buyers ~ Sellers ~ New Construction Houses ~ Resale Homes
In conclusion, if you’d like professional assistance while you are researching homes, please ask. If you want a market evaluation, fill out the contact form. As always, text, or call them if you have any questions or specific needs. They will help. Call- 702-750-7599.
Play around all you want on this site. You can save favorite homes, and receive automated search results of any new listings. Then when the time is right for you, let them know. Have fun! Kurt and Terri always want home buying and selling to be a great experience for you. BTW- they will never SPAM you.