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 (1921)

Apr 5, 2021

Jeannine Courser recommends Jamey Thorson

Executive Sales Representative

I have know Jamey for years. She is a super hardworking, focused, knowledgeable and caring individual. She is very kind and has a special way of making people feel at ease and not pressured. Jamey has a huge attention to detail and will go out of her way to find her clients the home of their dreams or help someone get the best price on the sale of their home. I would highly recommend her to anyone. If and when I sell my home, she will be my choice as my agent.
Apr 5, 2021

Owen recommends Margaret Lin


Margaret did an amazing job helping me navigate this process as a first time homebuyer. She was willing to spend a lot of time answering questions and hours to check out homes. If I were to describe Margaret in one word, it would be "family". That is how she made me feel during the whole process.

Long story short, it only took couple days from my pre-approval to the seller accepted my offer. What an amazing experience!! and scary to be honest.

All in all, if i could, i would have given her 10 stars!
Apr 2, 2021

Nancy Ramirez recommends Elena Garcia

I met Elena a few year ago when she was in my neighborhood. I really like her personality. She kept in touch every time she was in the neighborhood with flyers or important information. I knew when it was time to sell my home, I would choose Elena. I even have family members that are realtors, but my husband and I knew Elena was our choice.
She was there every step of the way, ie, shopping with me or for me, bringing in her stagers, painters etc…making sure everything was done right and in time. She communicates and goes above and beyond for her clients.
We were in our home for 38 years and she made the process smooth and stress-free, and the home sold fast! Elena is the best and I would recommend her to anyone. Not only was she my Realtor but she became my friend!
Apr 1, 2021

Moneyra Avila recommends Pia De Castro

Pia is truly inspirational!! She goes above and beyond expectations. I admire her for hard work and dedication. She is very professional yet fun to work with.

We were ready to give up already because It seemed impossible for us to find a home in this very competitive market. Thanks to Pia’s positivity and encouragement; in 5 days, we found our perfect home.

Who you work with really matters! I highly recommend Pia together with her team! They will work with you up to the very end!!
Apr 1, 2021

Sunshine V recommends Joraine Costales

Home Buyer

Marc and Joraine are good people they helped me get my first home. From the beginning they spent lots of time with me over the phone went to multiple homes trying to satisfy my need.
Still today they keep in touch to try and help out where it's needed. I've never met such caring couple who can get the job done. Joraine knows her stuff she is a sharp shooter and can bid and do good offers if your looking for a Real Estate agent call now the Costales Team is the best in the Bay Area.
Apr 1, 2021

fiandor recommends David Azimi


David has integrity honesty and has been a straight shooter. We sat down and spoke about a property I was going to put it on the market .fortunately he exceeded our goals in a professional manner. I also bought a house through him a few years back and it was in the same manner that we were treated my number one real estate broker. In this world it is hard to recommend someone but with hands-down he would always be highly recommended.
Mar 31, 2021

Nicole & Anthony Kennedy recommend Debra Pughsley

Barbershop & Salon Owner

It is our pleasure to recommend Debra Pughsley as your real estate agent. My husband and I got married and have a blended family looking for a forever home to met our needs. We had an idea of what we wanted and Debra helped us find exactly what we were looking for.

We reached out to her as soon as we felt ready to get the ball rolling and she didn’t hesitate to help us. She was on top of everything making sure she listened while understanding our needs. She answered every question and concern we had while making us feel comfortable with her. Debra really shows she cares.

We are so happy about the purchase of our first home and quite impressed with how she went up to bat for us! We got exactly what we were looking for!

We highly recommend Debra as a Real Estate Agent and would be glad to talk to anyone about our experience in detail as she is the best in the business and knows her stuff.

Please feel free to call us at 916-883-5435 or 916-600-6763.


Nicole and Anthony Kennedy.
Happy Homeowners!
Mar 25, 2021

Darlene Henry recommends Steven Lloyd

Steven is great at his job. He guided me through the process of selling my house, gave me great advice about making upgrades and all in all was a great realtor for me. Steven was always quick to answer if I had question or needed help. Steven is honest, patient, hardworking and kind.
Mar 25, 2021

Julie Bertoli recommends Michael Tessaro

We worked with Michael over the last eight months and we’re totally in awe of his patience, knowledge and expertise. We started looking and placed our first offer only to have the Santa Cruz fires start and last for over a month. That offer feel through and two additional offers. We ended up in El Dorado county and just closed last week on a home. Michael stuck with us the whole time and we admit it was a very frustrating time for us —but Michael made it manageable. We so appreciate his time and professionalism. Michael made all the difference in making this sale possible .
Mar 24, 2021

S. Yong recommends David Azimi

I met David during the pandemic, trying to buy a place in SF as a first time buyer. Between the first time I met him and having my keys in hand, the process took only a month and a half. David is clearly great at what he does, and I'm looking forward to working with him again.
Mar 24, 2021

Frncs Dl recommends Joraine Costales


Joraine and the Costales Team was instrumental in getting the house we wanted.  The level of knowledge and service given to us throughout our journey of buying our first home was exceptional.  We are truly lucky to have worked with Joraine.
Mar 24, 2021

Aaron M recommends Joraine Costales


Joraine and her team are simply the best out there. Her and her team helped us with selling our condo and buying a single a family home.

When we first met Joraine, we began by asking about how the whole process works since we had never sold a property before or let alone bought a property from someone other than family.

She broke it down for us step by step and continued to give us updates. She is very knowledgable and knows the ins and outs of the market. She also has a network of people that specialize in different areas that are critical to the whole process such as general contractors, loan agents, and home decorators.

One of the things that really stood out to us was that Joraine is really committed to her clients. It didn't matter what time it was, day or night, rain or shine, she was there for us. Whether we had questions for her, wanted to see a home, speak to sellers, or just give us an update she was there.

I would recommend Joraine to anyone that is thinking about buying or selling a home.
Mar 23, 2021

Evan Clements recommends Victoria Foster

District Parts & Service Manager

My wife and I had a simply exceptional home finding & buying experience with Victoria! She was with us every step of the way; our advocate in this competitive home environment. Paperwork can be such a nightmare, but Victoria was super timely, and docs were easy to complete electronically. We are finally NOT renting after 27 years, and we had no idea home buying could be this easy- I give all the credit to Victoria!
Mar 20, 2021

Ramon Mayorga recommends Debra Pughsley


She went over and above for me that should say it all.
Mar 19, 2021

Vinod S recommends Annu Lakhat

V.P of Engineering

We recently purchased our first place in Fremont through Annu. She is professional, authentic, honest and very helpful. After you deal with her, you can tell how experienced she is in real estate industry. You get immediate response to email, text and calls. We as a first time home buyers had countless questions and doubts through this lengthy process and now we are pros because of her. She always kept us in the loop throughout the process, made sure we knew and understood various options when things came up. Most importantly, she delivered results above and beyond our expectations. We will certainly look to Annu and her team for help for our future real estate needs.
Mar 18, 2021

Elizabeth Carrera recommends Steven Lloyd

Steven and his team went above and beyond for both my fiancé and myself in helping us purchase our first home. As first time buyers the process was new and a bit challenging but Steven was able to walk us through it all with no hesitation. Steven played a huge role in helping us become home owners. We look forward to continue to work with Steven in the near future!
Mar 18, 2021

Amy Ferrell recommends Shamil Nawar

Shamil was a great realtor from start to finish. Moving can be a stressful time for a family, but he kept promising us "the right house for us" would come up...and it did! If you are in the market to buy or sell, reach out to Shamil!
Mar 16, 2021

Viranch Mehta recommends Prem Lakhanpal

As first time home buyers, we were not familiar with the entire home buying process in detail. A friend of ours spoke highly of Prem and referred us to him. Prem was very helpful in walking us through the home search process. Prem's extensive experience as a realtor is reflected in his is very systematic work and processes. We toured many houses with him across San Jose and Milpitas and guided us with putting right offers according to the market conditions. He also worked with the seller agents tactfully to get us the best deal. His timely and prompt actions led to us landing in a contract with a home we loved. He also helped us with the right lender contacts and keep an open line of communication throughout the closing period.
Our experience with Prem overall was pleasant. I would recommend working with Prem for your home buying/selling needs. I would advise first time home buyers to be have a clear idea of what they want out of their home (budget, neighborhood, type of home, etc.) before starting to tour houses and then work with Prem with towards the clear goal.
Mar 16, 2021

Sravani & Animesh recommend Viva Bakshi

Working with Viva ji was a great experience. Buying a house for the first time was a big decision for us and we ended up seeing a lot of houses. But she was always patient and provided additional information about the properties which we would have overlooked otherwise. She made herself available for any questions we had throughout the process. Her long experience in the profession was a clear edge for us while putting offers and it helped get the perfect home for us.

Thank you Viva ji for being our well-wisher and making the home buying process easy for us.
Mar 12, 2021

Atanu recommends David Azimi

David has been a great partner in our home purchase process. He is always approachable, highly responsive and very knowledgeable about the market conditions. More like a family member, David has been extremely patient in answering our numerous questions and arranging multiple visits to multiple homes in the market. Eventually he led us to a successful closure with home purchase very effectively. I highly recommend partnering with David for a smooth home purchase process.
Mar 12, 2021

The Dizon family recommends Marquerite Tuufuli

Marquerite assisted our family in our home buying journey. As first time home owners, we are so blessed to have an agent like Marquerite who has always kept our best interests in mind. She does a great job of listening to us and does research to assist us with all our concerns and questions. She is very responsive to questions often responding immediately to text, emails and phone calls. She also has a great follow through.

We have the high level of confidence in her. Her good work ensures that she comes very highly recommended. We could only wish for the best for her on all aspects of her professional and personal life.
Mar 11, 2021

Michael DeWilde recommends Shayna Laine


I've been a business colleague of Shayna's for the last 20 years. I've witnessed her grow in so many ways, have seen her transition from banking to realty, and couldn't be more proud of her success and drive. I would highly recommend this trustworthy and honorable real estate agent to anyone in need.
Mar 10, 2021

Cheryl bautista recommends Sharmaine Capelli

Sharmaine was a pleasure to work with. She made the process of selling our house so easy and was very helpful throughout the whole process. Sharmaine was a great help with any and all questions we had and made herself available when we needed her! I will definitely recommend her to all my friends and family!
Mar 10, 2021

Jimmie Wilson recommends Debra Pughsley


It's hard to find people that are willing to go the extra mile these days but Debra does it every day. She is amazing! Her and her team were able to put me together with my first home. She was so great at taking care of my deal and got me the right house for me and for the right price. She was right there to help me with every question and gave me the right advice. After the sale, I call her my friend and I recommend her to all my friends. I know she will be my first call when I am ready to upgrade to my next home too.
Mar 9, 2021

Steven R. Lloyd recommends Shayna Laine

Vice President/Sales Manager

I have had the pleasure to work with Shayna Laine and find her to be a highly driven, self starter! She prides herself on hard work and is not afraid to put in the effort necessary to be a success! She is committed to helping her clients reach their real estate goals! I am happy to recommend Shayna Laine to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate!