Intero Real Estate East Bay

Innovation meets Influence.

Before Silicon Valley was duly named, its history as the hotbed of innovation was well noted. Our catchy moniker reflects the giants of technology who line the corridors of Cupertino, Mountain View, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, and Sunnyvale, the wave of progressive firms that have shaped electronics, e-commerce and social interaction all call this place home.

In its truest form, innovation knows no boundaries. It isn’t contained by market or economic trends. Silicon Valley is where everyone gathers at the water cooler of progress, questioning why can’t things be better.

It’s from that fountain that the founders of Intero drank.

It was 2002. Silicon Valley was mired in the dot-com bust affecting all corners of the technology sector. As a result the local real estate market grinded to a halt. In true Silicon Valley spirit, that was the exact, perfect moment to launch a startup real estate brokerage.

Intero’s desire wasn’t to be like all other brokerages. Not only were we committed to providing our residents and neighbors a service that heralded the very nature of where we live, we owed it to our new neighbors, recruited from all over the world to come and work for many of the most creative, progressive companies on the planet.

Powered by an entirely new technology platform, backed by a solid investment, lead by a team of real estate veterans who were all born, raised and weaned right here in the Silicon Valley, Intero Real Estate Services was born.

While the dot-com bust remedied, in 2007, the real estate bubble burst and its subsequent effects on the market and economy we’re well documented. For us, this singled a moment in time to do what we do best - invest in our company and innovate further.

Over the past seven years, against the pressures of a challenging market, we continued to advance our training programs, update all of our technology, grow our brand into other markets and build a luxury division. The best is yet to come!

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Recommendations (1374)

3 days ago

srinivasan varippyreddy recommends Prem Lakhanpal

Prem has most experience in his career and such a dedicated person, its hassle free since we've got an experienced candidate to deal with. He just treats us as his family member and he understand our needs and goals very clear. Prem was helping/guiding throughout the buying process in a right manner. Even after the sale is over, he still show up for any help that we need. i would highly recommend for any real estate needs.
Jan 16, 2019

Kanika C recommends Viva Bakshi

From the first call to our final walkthrough, I felt comfortable and well taken care of during my home buying process. Viva ji is a true professional and her years of experience in the industry is a bonus asset for any first time home buyers. I was able to ask all the questions I needed and received prompt and honest feedback every time. She ensured I was comfortable with each step and guided me through each process. Her hardwork and dedication is clearly visible in the way everyone on her team works as well. It was truly a pleasure working with Viva ji and I look forward to maintaining this warm relationship. Thank you!!
Jan 16, 2019

Girish Bangalore recommends Rishi Bakshi

Realtor®

I interviewed five brokerages before I settled on Rishi. I connect with people emotionally but I am very analytical too. Rishi was very prompt in responding to my voice mail even though he was in the middle of an event and out of town. When I did meet Rishi, one-on-one, his personality came out as very calm and self-assured - the signs of a person who knows what he/she is doing. He was straight forward and quickly understood my needs by asking the right questions. He was very reasonable in the terms of our work agreement (of course I compared it to what other brokerages offered). He left me no doubt that he stood out among other brokerages that I had talked to. Congenial, professional, prompt and a great listener.

Dial forward six months, Rishi has impressed me with his leadership skills - agility, knowledge, decision making, foresightedness and empathetic. Always willing to give time and help, no matter of what time of day I can be assured that he will respond to phone calls and texts especially when it's important.

I am very happy to state that Rishi has impressed me over and over again both as a leader/business owner and a human being. I wish him years of continued success and good health.
Jan 12, 2019

Sankaran & Sridevi recommends Jason Pham

Home buyer with Jason

Jason is such an enthusiastic realtor we have worked with. His dedication and eagerness in showing the property directed us to make the right home choice. He is always available in need and very prompt in answering the queries. We value working with him and highly appreciate his work
Jan 12, 2019

Sankaran & Sridevi recommends Viva Bakshi

Home buyer with Viva

It is a great pleasure working with Viva. She helped us find a home of our choice and it was such a smooth process. Her support and follow up is awesome and highly commendable . Her dedication and passion awe us. Thank you Viva for all the support and patiently answering our questions and guiding us through the entire process.
Jan 11, 2019

John Hinrichs recommends Sonia Sidhu

Assoc Broker Financial Consultant

Sonia is great to work with. She has a sincere desire to make sure that the transaction runs smoothly and that the home seller or home buyer is pleased with the experience of buying or selling there home. Sonia draws on her project management background, to ensure that each step of the process, is complete and the transaction is moving forward with great communication skills. We highly recommend Sonia for your real estate needs.
Jan 11, 2019

Gustavo S. Serrano recommends Susan Gao

Home Owner

If you want to get your home sold, Call Susan! We hired another agent to sell our home. However, it wasn't successful. When we talked with Susan, we knew she will be the one help us get our home sold and She did it! I will recommend my friends and family to use her!
Jan 10, 2019

Shannan Laufasa recommends Sonia Sidhu

Transaction Coordinator

Sonia is a great realtor. She works very hard and is dedicated to her clients. Her top priority is to make sure that her clients are happy and she does that by always making sure they come first. She is always available to answer any questions that was asked. Anyone who uses Sonia will get the very best service an agent can provide.
Jan 10, 2019

Ayyappa Reddy recommends Syed Ahmed

Software Engineer

Dear Syed Garu, We feel so fortunate to have met you during our home search! You are truly the best!! You have been there for us every step of the way and we really appreciate all the help you have given us. You really exceeded our expectations of an agent and we always felt so comfortable and well taken care of.Thank you for helping us make our dream of becoming homeowners a reality!! When making such a large decision, I wanted to work with someone that I could trust. I would strongly recommend Syed Garu to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
Jan 10, 2019

aiswarya palanisamy recommends Sonia Sidhu

Sonia is extremely knowledgeable and always willing to help and answer questions. She is selfless, reliable and extremely professional. I enjoyed working with her and will recommend her to everyone. Go Sonia!!
Jan 10, 2019

Kiran Guleria recommends Sonia Sidhu

Education Program Manager

I worked with Sonia Sidhu in coordinating support and strategic partnerships for the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center’s arts cultural arts events. More specific Festival of light and Vaisakhi. Sonia is that rare individual who is detail-oriented and visionary. She possesses boundless energy to bring community together. It is pleasure to work with her.
Jan 8, 2019

Chandra Thumuluru recommends Lavanya Duvvi

We worked with Lavanya while buying our first house. We were absolutely new to house buying process and had no clue on how the process works. We didn't have pre-approval either. She explained all the details patiently and helped us with pre-approval process too. We had minor issues with our house, but she helped us get them resolved in a timely manner even after the deal was closed. Overall she did a good job. We are pleased to work with her and definitely recommend her
Jan 4, 2019

Nidheesh dubey recommends Viva Bakshi

Head of DataDefense

Viva Ji is someone who liked for her patience when I was buying my own house. We liked her even more afterwards as she maintained a warm relationship with us. 20 years later she is like family. Though you do business with her she is not just about business but actually cares about you and bonds with you. I have seen her do this with my friends too who worked with her. It is because she is like that,
Jan 3, 2019

Srikanth recommends Kim Deol

Engineer

Kim helped us buy our 2nd home, a new construction.
She was pleasant and easy to work with.
She understood our requirements (location, aspects of the house - e.g. community, backyard size, sq.ft, entrance facing, family space needs, schools, security etc), budget, types of houses we're leaning towards.
She provided us with a filtered list that we could go and check it out.
We could finalize the house soon enough due to her hand picked few properties and she was quick enough to get us past the waiting list and sign the purchase contract. She was experienced in negotiating a discount for us from the builder.
We look forward to working with her again for our future real estate needs.
Jan 3, 2019

Sunil Sharma recommends Kim Deol

IT

Kim helped us sell and buy. She was great and knew exactly whats needed and expected every step. She has great negotiation skills (like rent back etc..) and all the skills needed to be a dependable ethical realtor. Would certainly recommend Kim for any real estate needs. Thanks Kim.
Jan 3, 2019

Brij Garg recommends TJ Singh

Director of Engineering

TJ was referred by a friend who held him in very high esteem for his professionalism, honesty and fidelity. And I am grateful to him for introducing TJ. I am not a first time home buyer, or a seller. To be honest, I was cautious, and little skeptical but TJ made the whole transaction a breeze, something that I had never experienced before. There were couple of times where I was taking some responsibilities on me(assuming they are mine) and which was causing me some stress but when I spoke to TJ he was shocked to hear why I was assuming such responsibilities and being stressed about it. He asked me to just relax and told me it is his responsibility. I had never experienced that before in my earlier home buying/selling experience. Throughout, the whole transaction he told me to relax and leave all the (even the minor) problems to him, and he lived up to his promise. The entire transaction, right from day one was super smooth. He negotiated with the Seller and got me an enviable deal in price as well as terms. His advice on all nuances was invaluable.

TJ’s knowledge of Real Estate is truly amazing and I benefited, and learnt a lot. The resources he makes available, in the form of contractors, inspectors, and every facet of home buying are exceptional. I placed blind faith in TJ and he more than lived up to it. I happily recommend TJ to any Buyer or Seller. With TJ, you are in good hands! Thank you, Mr TJ. You rock.
Jan 2, 2019

Anil Choudhary recommends Gary Cheema

Sr. Data Architect

I came across Gary Cheema through a friend and I am glad that I worked with Gary on buying my home in Sunnyvale. He provides excellent service and knows a lot about the local real estate market. He provides a lot of information when buying a home in a certain neighborhood. He analyzes the comps, neighborhood, schools etc. This helped me a lot in knowing the area, the offer price and above that Gary worked with great negotiating skills in getting my home for the price that I was looking for. Also after our offer got accepted Gary followed up regularly with updates until we closed.
Dec 27, 2018

Venkataramani Arunachalam recommends Sayed Wahezi

Senior software engineer

Sayed was a highly knowledgeable and experienced realtor. He arrived for the house visits on or before scheduled time and gave us valuable feedback about the houses. Even during offer process, he recommended us to add 10-day loan contingency even though I was planning to go with no contingencies. It actually turned out to be a great advice when the loan process moved very slow due to bureaucracy and helped us to feel safe about our deposit money. I would highly recommend Sayed.
Dec 27, 2018

Dan Martin recommends Sayed Wahezi

Sayed was very helpful and knowledgeable. He explained to us the whole process right from the start and he told us what to expect. He was also very quick to response evertime I had a question and he's very active when it comes to making offers.
Dec 27, 2018

NehaBhanu Prakash recommends Sayed Wahezi

Buyer

Sayed is the true adviser you need when you are dealing with real estate. He is honest and very hard working and knows exactly what his client needs. He shares all the details about the property and how to proceed with placing an offer, pro's and con's upfront. He is very responsive and never once did we feel that he could have handled our home buying experience differently. He even followed up after the selling process was complete to check on us. I highly recommend Sayed for his simplicity & honesty.
Dec 27, 2018

Moe recommends Sayed Wahezi

Buyer

Sayed answered every phone call and email and was very attentive to details.
Dec 27, 2018

Catherine Qiu recommends Sayed Wahezi

Buyer

Sayed is extremely knowledgeable and nice. He gave us a lot of assistance through the whole process. Thank you, Sayed
Dec 27, 2018

Prathamesh recommends Sayed Wahezi

Buyer

Sayed was very helpful throughout the process. Being a first time buyer, he was patient with me and thoroughly answered all my questions. Also, at no point did it ever seem that Sayed was misleading me about anything. He was honest in everything, and also guided me about how to get some work done in the house, if I ever wanted to do anything.
Dec 27, 2018

Karthik Chandrakanth recommends Sayed Wahezi

Software Engineer

Great realtor!! I would definitely work with him again!!
Dec 26, 2018

Krishna recommends Kim Deol

Engineer

Kim has excellent skills in negotiating with the seller and is very responsive to buyers to get the best deal. She clearly understood our requirements and got the best place with few showings.
Thank you so much Kim for helping us to find our first Home!