Elaine Lam

Realtor®, Certified Short Sale Negotiator, Foreclosure Alternative, Staging Intero Real Estate Cupertino
Elaine was part of the #1 producing office at Coldwell Banker in Cupertino from 2000 until December 2002. As of Jan 2003, Elaine joined the Intero Real Estate Services Inc. to be part of a team of professionals prepared to launch a new era in the real estate Industry. Recently, May of 2014, Intero Real Estate Services Inc. was purchased by HomeServices of America, which is affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway.

Elaine has been in the real estate profession full time since 1995 by assisting people in the buying and selling residential real estate in Silicon Valley. Specializing selling and staging homes for the market, Estate Sale (Trust & Probate), Short Sale, Foreclosure (REO) and helping buyers to find the "Home Sweet Home". With the background of managing 201 Class A units in Cupertino and 8 years experience working as a child care director and supervisor for 5 Child Care Centers in Morgan Hill/San Martin. Elaine understands and treats each client as a unique individual. She spends the time to listen and always puts her client wants and needs first. Elaine educates her clients with step by step process and successfully helped buyers and sellers to close the transaction smoothly. When you are ready to buy or sell your home, be sure to contact Elaine Lam the best agent to work for you.
Jun 7, 2016
We are so thrilled with Elaine's wonderful work as our agent! She works very quickly and effectively, ensuring that no time is wasted in ensuring a fast sale of your property, which saved us months of carrying over a mortgage. She sold out unit in record time for a price beyond what we thought we would make, and went above and beyond in getting out property looking it's best for potential buyers. We highly recommend Elaine as a trustworthy, experienced realtor with her clients best interest at heart and look forward to working with her again!
Sep 13, 2015
Elaine is a five stars realtor. She helped me a lot in selling my condo in San Jose. She accompanied me in the moving out inspection when my tenants moved out, she gave me advice on a few touched up repairs to make the condo more appealing. Finally, she transformed my condo to a warm and cozy home with her professional staging. I received total five offers, varying with prices, down payment percentages and closing dates. Elaine explained the pro and con of each and also advise me on how to choose and counter offers based on each situation and my preferences. As a novice seller, the paperwork seemed overwhelming to me at first. However, with Elaine’s help and her easy to understand explanation, I was able to manage all at ease. It took about a month to sell my condo. But it was worth the waiting. I finally sold my house almost 10% higher than I expected. After this experience, I know that Elaine is very knowledgeable in real estates and is pleasant to work with. I will look for Elaine again as my real estate agent in the future.
Sep 12, 2015
Elaine is very professional and help during the selling and buying process. Every step of the way was smooth and no hiccups.

She is knowledgeable and experienced with the bay area real estate market. She is friendly and responsible. I enjoyed working with her and highly recommend Elaine to anyone
Jul 23, 2015
First Time Home Buyer
Elaine helped me with my first home purchase a couple years ago. Her involvement with my purchase blew me away. Elaine was genuinely helping me a home, not just to close a deal. She acted like my house-buying mentor, offering her advice on properties we saw. Her input was invaluable.
Elaine's negotiation skills are impressive. After closing my purchase, she helped me with my moving, setting up services etc.. I never expected such a level of detail from a realtor! Elaine is a great realtor and a awesome friend! Thank you, Elaine!!
Jul 23, 2015
First Time Home Buyer
Our first time home buying experience with Elaine was excellent. She was very trustworthy and she wanted to make sure we find the right property. She had great suggestions when submitting offers and always explained each step when we had questions. When we had a communication issue with the loan company, she knew exactly the right person to contact to help us smoothen things out, get a better deal and close on time. Definitely a great experience to work with her!
Jul 23, 2015
First Time Home Buyer
Elaine Lam is very detailed oriented, she understands buyer's concerns/needs, she does her best to achieve the buyer's goals and keeps best interest for her buyer's. I appreciate her service and time very much. I would recommend her to anyone I know.
Jul 23, 2015
First Time Home Buyer
Elaine was super helpful as our real estate agent! She answered all of our questions whether it was about the house or paper works that needed to be completed. As a non-English speaker that I am, Elaine was also able to translate in Chinese for my family and I on anything we had questions on. I was able to contact Elaine anytime throughout the week and she was always willing to take her time to respond to my questions and concerns. Elaine has done a great job on helping us buy a home and it definitely was a great pleasure to work with her
Jul 23, 2015
Probate Sale
Elaine was very pleasant and informative, class professional throughout the process.
I would highly recommend Elaine to family and friends when the opportunity arises.
Elaine is definitely the type you would want in your corner because of her extensive
Experience within the real estate market.
Jul 23, 2015
Seller
We just finished a sale through Elaine and this smooth and successful transaction was due 100% to her. This is what we experienced in working with Elaine: an excellent ability to assess the market and proceed with anything needed to market the house successfully; a timeline presented to us after our first meeting with her; timely answers to every e-mail or phone call; able to relate to people in a positive manner; extremely professional in all aspects of dealing with a sale of a house; walked us through every step of the way. We never had a doubt that all was proceeding according to plan as she kept us informed through the closing and personally stopped by our home on the date all transactions were completed and the property had changed hands.
Jul 23, 2015
Buyer
Elaine is an Excellent agent. We met her over a year ago in the neighborhood we just ended up buying our house. She kept in contact with me and updating through out the year of the recent market changes. Not even once we felt like we were rushed by her in any way. She is very friendly, knowledgeable, respectful and VERY Honest. She is not a type of agent who makes up stories and lies to get a client. We really enjoyed working with her, we had a very smooth transaction and closed the deal with no issue what so ever. We wish Elaine ALL the Very best in her real estate career! I will defiantly recommended Elaine to my friends and will definitely work with her again in the future.
Jul 23, 2015
Investor
Elaine is an amazing agent. The property I was trying to buy was a short sale and there were all kinds of issues we ran into including dealing with the seller, the bank and the loan company, etc. Elaine was extremely patient throughout the process and helped me fight through one problem after another. Her professionalism and expertise is impeccable. Eventually I got the property I like very much at a very satisfying price. I have recommended Elaine to my friends and will definitely work with her again in the future.
Jul 23, 2015
First Time Home Buyer
Elaine is very knowledgeable of the south Bay, which is huge, and has a wide variety of communities. She was very patient with our search and we never felt rushed. She helped us with many considerations, such as commuting, safety, social amenities, and of course, cost. In the end, we found a really great place that had the optimal combination of our many criteria. She was also great in dealing with a tough listing agent. Great work. Elaine made our first home buying experience smooth.
Jul 23, 2015
Seller
Elaine helped me sell my home in 2006 and even with the downturn in the housing market she was able to get me the highest value for it! When I am ready to purchase a new home I will certainly be using her again!
Jul 23, 2015
Buyer
Elaine helped me negotiate and buy the only home I was interested in at the time. She is very knowledgeable and professional and a pleasure to work with. She was very honest at all times during the transaction and has a very high level of integrity. I highly recommend her.
Jul 23, 2015
Buyer & Seller
Elaine helped me to buy and sell my San Jose condo. With her advice, I got in the right market timing and got out almost at the peak. Elaine is very knowledgeable about the area, very easy to work with and a great negotiator. Both transactions have be very smooth. Highly recommend if you are looking for a real estate agent in the area!!
Jul 23, 2015
Buyer
Elaine Lam is a knowledgeable, hard working and honest real estate agent. 10 years ago, we lived 60 miles away in a different city and county when Elaine helped us buy our dream house in San Jose, CA. It took us approx. 3 months to find the right house after seeing 20+ houses. Elaine always worked according to our work schedule and was easily available on weekday evenings or weekends. She was very honest and upfront in pointing out the facts of each and every property she was showing. She helped us find a competitive loan agent and closed our loan on time as promised. Later on she also assisted us in finding a rental property. Being a highly satisfied home purchaser, I strongly recommend Elaine to my friends and family members.
Jul 23, 2015
Seller
Elaine sold my San Jose condo in early 2001. It was a time when real estate prices seemed to have peaked and were likely headed down. Following Elaine's marketing of the property, we received four offers. One was substantially above the others and well above the asking price. We accepted this offer but not before Elaine skillfully negotiated a zero rent rent back following the sale permitting me to leave the condo on my preferred timeline.
Elaine is very knowledgeable, energetic, easy to work with, and a very capable negotiator. The condo sale was my last San Jose real estate transaction. If there had been another I would have gone to Elaine immediately but have since recommended her strongly to others. She is simply the best real estate agent I've ever worked with.
Jul 23, 2015
Seller & Buyer
Working with Elaine is really a pleasure, she is a great professional who puts things in simple ways that you can understand also she is always willing to help you or give you advice for any future transaction. She help me sell my house and get a new house, she also helped my daughter buy her first house.
We consider Elaine as part of our family
Jul 23, 2015
Remax Accord
Hi Elaine

I had a pleasant transaction with you on Beaumont in San Jose.
You have brought a wonderful buyer and I observed you have a superior skill and knowledge to future buyers.
Please help my colleague Robert from one of our offices.
Jul 23, 2015
Coldwell Banker
I was just thinking that about you. You're positive attitude and professional yet friendly demeanor has amazed me.

Thank you for being such an incredible agent.
Jul 23, 2015
Buyer & Seller
Hi Elaine,

Thanks so much for the food and wine tonight!! It was great! Thanks again for your hard work. You are a really good real estate agent. I know we have 30 more days to go, but this whole process was a lot smoother because of you. I usually get stressed out easily and Hiroshi's even worse, so we are very glad that you understood that and respected our space and pace.
We will celebrate after you get back from Hawaii!!
Jul 22, 2015
First Time Home Buyer
Our first time home buying experience with Elaine was excellent. She was very trustworthy and she wanted to make sure we find the right property. She had great suggestions when submitting offers and always explained each step when we had questions. When we had a communication issue with the loan company, she knew exactly the right person to contact to help us smoothen things out, get a better deal and close on time. Definitely a great experience to work with her!
May 29, 2015
First Time Home Buyer
Elaine did a great job helping my wife and I locate and purchase our new home! As first time home buyers, the market was tough to navigate. We tried to "go it alone" and we consulted a few other agents. After numerous setbacks, we engaged Elaine and the rest is history. She shepherded us through the whole process and helped us understand every step. Ultimately, she prevailed where others couldn't and got us into our dream home.

I highly recommend her for your real estate needs.