Intero Real Estate Union City

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 things can’t 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, led 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 were well documented. For us, this signaled 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 sub brand.

We did all this because this is who we are.

In 2014,


Recommendations (585)

Jun 17, 2019

Venkat Sharma Gaddala recommends Jayanta Samanta

I was introduced to Jayanta by my office colleagues , Patience and his helpful nature is the most key factor which makes him stand unqiue among others realtors, Being first time home buyer filled with lots of doubts and confusion , he walked me through the process and also stopped me from buying wrong properties and helped me choose the right one with all my preferences intact . He is a true professional with high integrity & ethics. He is very knowledgeable regarding real estate and specifically investment properties. His strategic approach helped me to win the bid . Pays beyond full attention to meet his client's needs. He is proactive in the entire process ensuring a timely closing. It's always a pleasure to work with him. I highly recommend Jayanta to all buyers and sellers.
Jun 6, 2019

Charles ama recommends Pia De Castro

First time home buyer

Pia is doing a great job she act fast and quick. In less than a year we found our first house. As a first time home buyer we really dont know where to start with the help of Pia she walk is thru the step by step and guide us. If you guys looking for best realtor Pia De Castro is the one!!!
May 26, 2019

Michelle Lin recommends Cara Milgate

Cara is wholeheartedly interested in helping me flourish as a successful agent. She continually strives to make each agent in the office a better leader in all aspects, whether it’s finding the newest software to bring in better leads or various resources for us to be on the latest trend. Cara is selfless and continually devotes her time to make sure we are all set up for success. She is honest and gives genuine feedback every time I have reached out for help and advice. She also offered to arrange a meeting with some agents from the office so that I could get more insight into their structure, goals, and daily doings.

Whenever I have questions or concerns, Cara responds right away and even follows up later in the week or month to make sure my issues have been accommodated. Her patience and willingness to help have made me motivated to do the best job I can, and I can’t thank her enough for her constant diligence and hard work she displays each and every day. Thank you, Cara.
May 22, 2019

Avery Wyer recommends Pia De Castro

Executive Mortgage Banker

As a loan officer it is always a relief you have a top-notch realtor to count on. Pia is that realtor!
May 20, 2019

Lyle Koch recommends Pia De Castro

CEO - Antonella's Ristorante Group

Outstand Real Estate Agent. From Start to Fisish Pia never missed a step. We were always informed as our estate was in contract. Pia went out of her way to help assist in our move, including the use a moving truck.

I would highly recommend Pia and her staff in any Real Estate transaction again.

Thank you again,

Lyle Koch
Apr 24, 2019

Isabel Quon-Tong recommends Cara Milgate


Thank you so much Cara, you’ve been such an awesome leader to us, you go above and beyond. Special thanks to Greg Nasol and Rishi Bakshi who’s always there for me when I needed help, and to all our Union City staffs, thank you so much for all your help and great support.
Apr 16, 2019

Melody R recommends Joraine Costales

I wasn't gonna yelp until after we got into our new house but really I just couldn't wait to rave about my cousin and her team. The Flores/Costales team was amazing. Let me go back just a little and say that I've know Joraine since she was 15 and I've had the pleasure of watching her grow from an immature little teen working at the children's place into the real estate mogul you have before now. Even when we weren't ready to sell or buy just quite yet, Joraine and her team answered our what if's and was very supportive. When we finally decided to go for it, her presentation blew me and my husband away including her backstory of how she got so good at it. Wowwed and awed by it all, we went for it. It took a little while especially after my father in law passed away, she was there every step of the way with Marc who came by just to fix our crooked sign outside, Jomar who watched the kids including our son, JT while Joraine and Marc showed us a cpl of houses, Mason and Gianna who were cute as hell while the open houses were going on, and assistant, Amanda who was here when the Flores/Costales family couldn't and sent us every document we needed to sign making sure we crossed our t's and dotted our i's. If you are looking for a go getter and a realtor, team Flores/Costales is it. Trust me. You won't go wrong with them.
Apr 15, 2019

Brandon Tran recommends Margaret Lin


Margaret did a great job. Smooth transaction and made the deal work.
Apr 14, 2019

Antia Cedeno recommends Cara Milgate


Love my Intero Family! We have a culture of giving back & doing for our communities! Thank you Cara & Rishi for leading by example!
Apr 13, 2019

Calvin Handoko recommends Margaret Lin


One word for Margaret is "caring". She truly cares about my needs and financial conditions. She always fights for the best possible deal for me. As a first time home buyer, I don't know much about the process of buying a property. Margaret patiently explains every single question I have and step through the process one by one with me without giving any pressure on me. I feel so comfortable working with her that now I know a lot more than what I knew about the home buying process. We happened to be so lucky that I decided to make an offer on the second house that we saw. I fell in love at the house on the first sight and I told Margaret about it. Knowing my interest, we directly wrote up an offer and submit it the night night that day. Her negotiation skill is undoubtedly excellent as our offer was accepted right away. The process of escrow until closing went very smooth; thanks to her +/- 15 years in real estate business.
Apr 9, 2019

Rakesh recommends Marcel Calderon


From our initial meeting until the sale of our property, Marcel and his team provided utmost professional service by being thorough and always prompt in responding both via e-mail and phone, including on the weekends! Highly recommend Marcel and his team's Real Estate professional service!!
Apr 9, 2019

Flor recommends Marcel Calderon

I've been dealing with Marcel for a while now and all our transactions materialized without any problems and without any hidden agendas. He is dependable and so easy to deal with. Thumbs up!
Apr 9, 2019

Bob recommends Marcel Calderon


Marcel is great person to work with from start to finish. He explain every process of the way. He responded all communication. we got offer very quick offer for our house and better price that we ask for. He always resolve any problem on the way and reassure us everything will be fine His fee is very minimal, but other charge an arm and leg !!! Finally our house in very short time. Overall we would recommend him to everyone.

Great job well done Marcel
Apr 9, 2019

Manjarrez Cecilio recommends Marcel Calderon

Marcel was very respectful and helping person. Marcel responded and explained everything in detail. Every time we needed to meet at he was very punctual. I highly recommend Marcel to anyone buying or selling a home.
Apr 9, 2019

Carol recommends Marcel Calderon


Marcel is a very good seller. Being a first time home buyer he made my experience very wonderful. He helped me step by step and explained everything in detail. I strongly recommend Marcel to anyone buying or selling their home.
Apr 5, 2019

Michelle Powell recommends Cara Milgate

Cara, thanks so much for kicking this concept off so nicely! You created a lively, friendly atmosphere, and it was great to learn more about Intero and meet the staff and brokers.
Mar 31, 2019

The Lai family recommends Margaret Lin

I still remember the time we had to make a choice as to whom we should hire as our realtor to buy a house. There were many considerations that came to mind. Our family has had our share of bad experiences with realtors. One realtor we worked with did not work full time, causing us to lose the momentum. We ended up selling it for $200,000 less. Another realtor we had was not very knowledgeable and wasn't able to help us with strategies. We did consider Redfin due to a fairly large refund they'd give back to buyer but we felt that Redfin would not give full services as a traditional real estate agent would.

Choosing Margaret, who is also our friend, was the best decision for us and our family. She has gone above and beyond to help us. From picking up and taking my elderly parents to multiple open houses and discussing strategies even treating us to lunches, just to mention a few, she has done with kindness and a smile on her face. It was a long process for us to purchase a house, and never once did she pressure us to buy one that we weren't very sure of.

When we finally put in an offer for a house that we liked, and then changed our mind, Margaret was very patient and understanding about it. The second offer that we put in, the seller's agent was very difficult to work with - but Margaret remained professional and pleasant to deal with. She was knowledgable and her team at Intero was very helpful during our home purchase. Her services did not stop when we finally bought a house. She was helping us with the preparation of our house blessing, from bringing flowers and tablecloth for the altar to decorating the house.

We never knew any realtor that works as hard as her, and we cannot thank and recommend her enough for her services.
Mar 29, 2019

Sinduja Manickkavalli recommends Jayanta Samanta

We were introduced to Jayanta by one of our friends. We , like all first time buyers were very reluctant and sceptical about the whole idea of buying a house! Jayanta has a way to comfort you and walks you through the entire process, without sounding very overwhelming! The best thing about him is that he works with “ who you are” and doesn’t thrust his ideas on you. As a realtor, he’s professional, knowledgeable , efficient and hands on at what he does. He had to travel to India during our listing process but never let that slacken the process and worked at our pace, sometimes nudging us to move 😊. We would strongly recommend jayanta to any first time buyer, because we had a wonderful experience working with him!
Mar 27, 2019

Simon Watson recommends Margaret Lin


Margaret knows how to get the most money for her investment clients.She's fact based and supports all her information with actual data and comps as opposed to telling a listing agent some arbitrary number. She asks lots of questions and is persistant in getting all the information needed for her clients to make an honest offer thats works for all parties.

We have just closed a 10 day escrow which has been flawless in its execution. I found her attention to detail and diligence with disclosures is bar none . Her long experience working in real estate and her excellent relationships with other realtors will bring you the best deal you ever had with your next investment.

If you place your trust in Margaret you will not regret it!.
Mar 26, 2019

D'Andre White recommends Cara Milgate


Let’s do it Cara. I’m team Intero! After searching around I’m learning quick that you were right. Nobody else is offering what Intero is.

I truly appreciate you giving me this opportunity and I don’t take this position lightly. I’m here to make a name for myself and I believe you and the team you’ve built can help me do that. I’m super excited and ready to get started!
Mar 9, 2019

Nidhi Narendra recommends Jayanta Samanta

We met Jayanta accidentally and luckily the journey has been amazing. Jayanta has been very careful in understanding our needs and find the best house for us. Since we were the first time buyers, he helped us with some of the house related info even after closing and moving in. House became home and we are in love with our home ever since.
Mar 8, 2019

Sayed Wahezi recommends Rishi Bakshi


I have known and worked with Rishi Bakshi for over 12 years, and in that time he has proven to be a true professional who is dedicated to helping, training, and educating his agents. Rishi has created a fantastic training and coaching environment for all of his agents, and he always seeks to utilize the most up to date technology and programs to help his agent succeed. I would gladly and wholeheartedly recommend anyone considering Intero to reach out and meet with Rishi Bakshi.
Mar 8, 2019

Sayed Wahezi recommends Rishi Bakshi


I have known and worked with Rishi Bakshi for over 12 years, and in that time he has proven to be a true professional who is dedicated to helping, training, and educating his agents. Rishi has created a fantastic training and coaching environment for all of his agents, and he always seeks to utilize the most up to date technology and programs to help his agent succeed. I would gladly and wholeheartedly recommend anyone considering Intero to reach out and meet with Rishi Bakshi.
Mar 7, 2019

Matthew Wong recommends Margaret Lin


Margaret helped my mom and i find a beautiful town home in Dublin,Ca. In addition I asked if she could find a tenant for our purchase. She took the time and much effort of showing the place and screening prospective tenants for us. We were able to find a nice tenant for our property in the end. We are very happy with the Job Margaret did for us would highly recommend her any estate transactions.
Mar 1, 2019

Lex recommends Cat Hernandez

You are a terrific realtor Cat! We loved working with you. You demonstrated that you were ethical, savvy, smart, and knowledgeable. You made yourself available to us and really listened to what we wanted. Can’t wait to send you more referrals!

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