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!


Recommendations (852)

Aug 12, 2017

V. Tripathi recommends Toran K. Hattori

We recently purchased a SFH with Toran as our buyer agent. We got really good and honest advises about the pros/cons of the property. Toran helped us a lot in making a solid purchase offer at a very resonable price point. The price we purchased at, turned out to be significantly lower than the lender appriasal of the property. Her fast, action oriented and decisive moves helped us bag the deal, and also saved us a lot of money. She was always available to answer our questions, and proactively overlooked the whole process in detail. She was in constant communication with us. Our offer was contingent, and she was sensitive to our apprehensions as buyers, and helped us make a strong offer with the contingency attached. Toran has a great amount of experience and knowledge, and knows each and every intricacies. She helped us with every step of the process of buying, including the loan. It was an absolute pleasure working with a high quality professional like her. We strongly recommend Toran if you're looking to buy a home.
Aug 11, 2017

Andrea Aguilar recommends Mike Magen Team

Exec Admin/ First time home buyer !

This Realtor is a great Realtor very thorough and patient! Sold my home for top dollar!
Aug 11, 2017

Sai M recommends Lavanya Duvvi

As first time home buyers, the process of finding the right home was overwhelming to us at first. Lavanya has been able to guide us through this process with such expertise and understanding. We believe that her knowledge of different areas, including home values, school districts, shopping, along with her network of lenders, home inspectors is extraordinary .
I would recommend Lavanya ’s real estate services to anyone--she is professional, hardworking, and committed, and she truly cares about her clients’ needs.
Aug 11, 2017

Emily Fontes recommends Ceasar Brown

Support Specialist

In addition to practicing Real Estate for the last 30 years, Ceasar Brown is a Local Area Expert with access to tools that are at the cutting edge technology. If you need some one with experience and the skill to negotiate then Ceasar is your Realtor!
Aug 8, 2017

Satheesh Bandaram recommends Steven R. Lloyd

San Ramon, Ca.

I met Steven Lloyd as a seller’s agent, when I was looking for a home in Windemere, in San Ramon. I didn’t have a buyer’s agent then... When I liked the house, I took a HUGE risk in asking Steven, who I had just met, to be my agent a swell. What followed exceeded my expectations completely. He represented both seller and buyer in extremely fair way.He explained the whole process and also helped me understand my new house. He offered several references for other services, which all worked out perfectly. Even after six months or so, he continues to help me and offered to cover cost of a repair that was missed through escrow himself. He diligently followed through on the left over pool repair until it got done. I couldn’t have asked for more.
THANKS, Steven!
Aug 8, 2017

Abninder Mundra recommends Steven R. Lloyd

Livermore, Ca.

I knew I made the right decision when I chose Steven as my Real Estate agent. As a first-time home buyer, I had a lot of questions and concerns. What we loved about Steven the most was that he always put our needs first. By having Steven on my side, I felt comfortable contacting him at any time and knew he’d have the right answer. He is knowledgeable,professional, and always provides his expert advice when certain situations come up. I look forward to working with Steven when I purchase my next house, thank you!
Aug 8, 2017

Elizabeth Syms recommends Steven R. Lloyd

Livermore, Ca.

I’ve known Steven Lloyd for 14 years and during that time he has helped me through three transactions. All three wentsmoothly on his end. He is very attentive to the needs of the buyer and seller both, depending on which you are. I havebeen on both sides with him and he helped me make decisions, took me around to look at homes many times until wefound just the right place. In the most recent transaction last year, he knew exactly what I was looking for and found me a home that is beautiful and suits my needs and the needs of my kids. He has ensured that I know about all aspects of a decision and helped me get a good price on my home with strategies. If you are looking for a home or looking to sell your own, Steven Lloyd is a great Realtor. I would not trust anyone else with my real estate needs.
Aug 8, 2017

Jaime & Susan Monroy recommends Steven R. Lloyd

San Ramon, Ca.

We do not know how to thank you for helping us in selling our house for 20 years in San Ramon. You were so professional and knowledgeable, and always there to help us, specially in parting with the house that had endeared us so much, and where our 2 sons have grown till they graduated in college. You proved to be more than a realtor and a friend to us, you protected our rights and guided us in making the right decisions and approaches in our difficult situations and problems. We have found the right realtor for life whom we will without any hesitation recommend to our relatives, friends and acquaintances.
Wish you could have been our realtor when we bought our house here in Southern California. Definitely you will be when we enter any real estate transaction in the future. Again, Thank you very, very much, Steven. And, God Bless.
Aug 8, 2017

Diana Bubanja recommends Steven R. Lloyd

San Ramon, Ca.

From the beginning of the relationship, Steven was professional, knowledgeable and easy to reach at any time of the day. He is a coordinator and a facilitator and was able to balance my needs and requests with his professional suggestions, when making final decisions that were time and negotiation sensitive. He was able to answer all of my many questions in a sincere, caring, timely, and knowledgeable manner. He is able to explain real estate language in an easy to understand manner with great patience. He makes the real estate experience easy to follow and stress free. I would return to him again and again for all my future real estate transactions. Thank you, Steve. You are greatly appreciated.
Aug 7, 2017

Zaky recommends Toran K. Hattori

Toran is the best and dedicated realtor, who can provide invaluable insight. Toran has a comprehensive understanding of the market which she displayed when we got the offer on our new property. She also provides good recommendations. She explains the whole process to us and made us very comfortable. I would highly recommend Toran to family or friends.
Aug 7, 2017

Anton Bion recommends Shamil Nawar

Realtor© at Intero Real Estate

Shamil's knowledge and experience within the real estate industry is very impressive and extensive. His leadership and friendly personality definitely stands out in the office. You can't go wrong with Shamil!
Aug 7, 2017

Farah Balboul recommends Shamil Nawar

Marketing Specialist

Shamil has an intimate knowledge of the market and always gave great insights. He has an extensive network that really helped in multiple situations. Extremely responsive, attention to detail, and just overall very friendly and great to work with.
Aug 7, 2017

Phillip and June Tam recommends Susan Gao

Home Owner

"The team is very professional and attentive. Always responsive to our needs. Great teamwork, great follow-through, excellent advice and guidance."
Aug 7, 2017

Kayla Keefer recommends Cara Milgate

Cara is more than a manager. Cara is a role model, mentor and friend with extensive knowledge in law, lending and real estate. Her background as a business owner and years of experience in the complex California real estate market have allowed Cara to grow into a hardworking, motivated and compassionate professional. Cara gave me the chance to work and learn under her supervision and has given me the opportunity to succeed as a young woman. I would not want to work for anyone else in this fast-paced industry because she consistently makes my interests a priority despite her busy schedule and duties as manager and VP of sales. Thank you for everything you do Cara!
Aug 7, 2017

Anita Cedeno recommends Shamil Nawar

Sales Manager

It has been a great pleasure and very positive experience working side by side with Shamil. He is very knowledgeable and committed to helping his clients make the best decisions for their family. Shamil will go above and beyond and will exceed your expectations!
Aug 7, 2017

Shawn Trinh recommends Shamil Nawar

Shamil Nawar has excellent knowledge, Experience in all of real estat area. He will do the best to his clients.
Aug 5, 2017

Julia recommends Toran K. Hattori

Sr Accountant

Toran is an energetic and proactive person who is able to play an important role in making your dream of "home sweet home" come true. She analyzed each potential home and patiently explained the details of purchasing process for me and my family. With her amazing personality, you can depend on her to reach your dream in a smooth transition which includes looking for a contractor, roofer, termite inspector, mover and other people whose jobs are related to fix a property. More importantly, Toran voluntarily helps to find buyers or sellers in regards to furniture or a piano. She provides professional services and she is an excellent and resourceful person for the real estate business in buying, selling or investing. Toran is the BEST.
Aug 4, 2017

Greg Martz recommends Steven R. Lloyd

San Ramon, Ca.

I had the opportunity to work with Steven Lloyd on my last home sale. I have worked with Intero on two previous sale and one home purchase and they were top notch during the whole process. Steven continued that excellence with my most recent sale. He was very professional, positive, and offered excellent advise. If I have the opportunity in the future to work with Steven again, I would not hesitate to do so. Two thumbs up!!!
Aug 4, 2017

Sunil Kumar recommends TJ Singh


I have received the excellent feedback for TJ Sir from the Wells Fargo bankers while working on my pre-approval letter. I am being a first-time buyer, TJ Sir have given me an hrs overview on end-to-end buying process which help me a lot.

I would highly recommend TJ Sir for all new home buyer/sellers. You would feel like working with your family members.

Thanks a lot for all your support!!!
Aug 4, 2017

David Hua & Qiu Ping Yu recommends Steven R. Lloyd

Livermore, Ca.

Steven is really responsive, friendly, and knows people everywhere! Working through Steven just makes the whole experience easy and as hassle free as possible, and he is always willing to spend the time to ease any fears or answer any questions you may have. Highly recommend working with him, you can’t go wrong! As a plus, Steven also keeps in touch afterwards, and is always willing to swing by to answer any questions and make sure everything is still going smoothly.
Aug 4, 2017

Sarah Hoglund recommends Steven R. Lloyd

Fremont, Ca

After firing my first REALTOR for lack of professionalism and making me feel unimportant and not worthy of her time since I wasn’t the million dollar house buyer, I stumbled upon Steven Lloyd at an open house. Steven’s professionalism, knowledge, patience and a desire to make everyone’s house buying experience a
breeze, made me feel grateful to have found him. He goes above and beyond the call of duty and carries the stress of house buying/selling so his clients don’t have to. I have successfully completed numerous buying/ selling transactions with Steven and have recommended him many times to friends who have had similar successful transactions. Buying/selling a house can be a very stressful experience so when you’re needs call for a REALTOR, I highly recommend you contact Steven R. Lloyd for a great, stress free sales transaction!
Aug 4, 2017

Steve and Gerry Wise recommends Victoria Foster

We really enjoyed working with Victoria in all respects. She was very knowledgeable in all respects of our transaction, "on top" at all times, and again proved to be a very hard-working real estate professional.

We will work with Victoria in future transactions and highly recommend her to others.
Aug 1, 2017

Cara L. Milgate recommends Jayanta Samanta

Vice President

Jayanta is a true professional with high integrity & ethics. He is very knowledgeable regarding real estate and specifically investment properties. He is a strategic thinker and brings that to his clients. I highly recommend Jayanta to all buyers and sellers. You will be in great hands.
Jul 31, 2017

Moacir Ramos recommends Cora Yu

MABRA Enterprises CEO

Cora is a professional very dedicated to their customers, always looking for the best interests of their clients in a creative and efficient way and whenever I need a real estate agent I don't think of someone else but she
Jul 26, 2017

Mark Gonzalez recommends Luz Gavino

Loan Officer

I just closed a transaction for a first time home buyer with Luz Gavino, she was very dedicated to the buyer and displayed prompt service when myself or the buyer needed something. I look forward to working with Luz Gavino for the long haul and recommend her to represent YOUR buyer ! Luz also was able to get an accepted offer much quicker then most in this Hott Real Estate market.

Mark Gonzalez
Supreme Lending