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 (1499)


Sarah L. recommends Rinku Khara

Rinku is the best!

Santosh recommends Prem Lakhanpal

Computer Scientist

Prem has been a great help. Me and my wife started looking for houses and he was helpful every step of the way. He was always available and answered all our questions/doubts. Very humble person. I'm really satisfied with the level of service the team has provided.
3 days ago

Thomas Fan recommends Margaret Lin

Financial Center Lending Officer

I had the pleasure of working with Margaret Lin last month (July 2019) on a purchase transaction in Hayward, CA. She is a knowledgeable professional and has a vast understanding of the real estate market throughout the entire Bay Area and beyond. She also is highly successful in getting her buyer's into contract with her superb negotiation skills. What truly sets her apart from other agents though is her genuine care and need to take care of her clients. Throughout the entire transaction, she catered to her clients needs and made sure that every action and detail was to truly benefit them (whether they knew it or not). I would highly recommend to choose Margaret for either buying or selling your home as her customer service is unmatched and you know that she will have your best interests top of mind!
3 days ago

Audrey Hutton recommends Pia De Castro,Top 10% Agent Nationwide

Branch Manager, Loan Officer

From the very first phone call I received from Pia, I could tell she was going to be amazing. We had a client that was a first time home buyer, with limited funds, in a challenging price range and qualification, and that didn't intimidate Pia at all. She treated our client with the same urgency and gave amazing customer service as she would have anyone else. She has amazing energy, negotiating skills, and tenacity when not giving up in finding the perfect home for the clients. Our client was 110% thrilled with her service and on the loan side, it is so refreshing to work with a professional such as Pia. You can tell she really cares and goes above and beyond!
3 days ago

Dewey Vuong recommends Pia De Castro,Top 10% Agent Nationwide

Sales associate

Pia was a pleasure to work with. She was on top of everything and gave me updates on every thing to make sure we were all on the same page. She was able to represent her buyers in their best interest without having to make this a buyers vs sellers kind of transaction.

She is reliable, responsive and fast and I would highly recommend working with her again!
Aug 17, 2019

Tina H and David C recommend Cora Yu

Buyer and Seller

This was our first time buying and selling a house in a while so our knowledge about the entire process and about the housing market was bleak, but Cora’s exceptional service and advice made the experience hassle-free. She helped us navigate through and understand the complicated Bay Area housing market and took care of the entire process of putting our house up for sale and preparing it for open house. She puts you first and foremost when it comes to getting you the very best. She went above and beyond to help us find a new home and to negotiate the best prices possible on the places we were looking into. Most importantly, she was quick and easy to reach out to whenever we had any questions regarding just about anything (including something as simple as how to fill out one specific line on some paperwork).

We would highly recommend Cora to any of my friends or coworkers looking for a dedicated, passionate, and extremely helpful realtor.
Aug 16, 2019

Dorothy kwok recommends Cora Yu

Cora was my listing agent and buying agent. She is very knowledgeable. She guided me through the whole process. Without her help, I don't think I would be able to handle everything. She was always in my best interest and make sure I get the most out of the transactions. I got a good deal when I sold my property and I paid less than what I expected when I bought a new one. Cora really knows the market and knows how to bargain. I have bought and sold properties for couple times and no one have done a better job than Cora. Cora is very professional. She has really good interpersonal skills. She is highly recommendable. Purchasing and selling properties were very stressful for me. She made everything very easy and as smooth as possible.
Aug 16, 2019

Armando and Lalaine Sarasua recommend Pia De Castro,Top 10% Agent Nationwide

Overall experience working with Pia and her team was exceptional!!! Excellent service from day 1! It all started with a question on how to get started with the pre-approval process, in less than 2 months Pia already got us our dream house!!! Thank you for giving us your 150% commitment to make this home buying process very smooth. We appreciate all your hard work, persistence and dedication! From our family, once again thank you very much!!!
Aug 12, 2019

Angie Soucie recommends Victoria Foster

Victoria did a great job working with us to find a home. She listen to our needs and wants and was willing to show us multiple houses. She was flexible with her schedule and kept contact with us throughout the buying process. We highly recommend using Victoria for your housing needs.
Aug 10, 2019

Wilson T recommends Annu Lakhat

Software Engineer

As first time home buyers, I did not have a clue where to start and the process was completely new for us. I checked online for few real estate agents and when I met Annu Lakhat at an open House - we had a brief talk for 10 minutes but we felt comfortable in the discussion. Later we called her and she educated us on the process and patiently answered our questions and listened to our needs for a home.

We would email, text, or call her at almost any time of day, and if she wasn't free then, she would always respond to us promptly. Throughout the process, she is patient, communicative, knowledgeable and effective. I could tell her any concerns that I had, and I trust and value her advice and recommendations.
During the bidding and home search process - we never felt pressure from her to close and she told us several times when she thought a house was overpriced.

Finally, I bought a home for my family and it happens only with the right guidance and help of Annu Lakhat. I strongly recommend Annu Lakhat for her professional services.
Aug 9, 2019

Geri Johnson recommends Elena Garcia

Throughout our strenuous and lengthy decision to sell and purchase a new home, we were most fortunate to come across Elena and her team at Intero Real Estate. As anyone who makes the decision to prepare for such a plan, it is always troublesome, especially when coming across various hurdles and challenging obstacles. Elena and her team helped immensely to help ease our journey.

Not only were they friendly, but seemed very sympathetic to our needs, and ensured we were informed of all the potential different scenarios that we would encounter, and were extremely genuine and sincere. In addition, they were very fun to work with. It helped how much experience and knowledgeable they were. When we had any question or concerns, they were very prompt with their responses, and immediately informed us of any changes.

We felt very at ease and confident that Elena at Intero Real Estate was a perfect fit for us with the process of selling and purchasing a new home. They assisted us in finding the perfect home in the most ideal location that would suit us and our needs. We highly recommend Elena at Intero Real Estate. It's not solely about procuring a property, more so, acquiring a home.

We undoubtedly rate Elena at Intero Real Estate a 5 star rating and will continue to recommend her to anyone. Not only to assist in the process, but to ensure you obtain the perfect property to suit your individual needs, and feel confident you are getting the best service.

Aug 3, 2019

Shay Debnath recommends David Azimi

Home owner

As everyone knows buying house can get very stressful. Glad that we had David by our side at all times. He is not only knowledgeable on his trade, also always reachable. David was always very professional and never pushed us unnecessarily to make a decision fast. David truly loves placing people in their dream homes. He really knows the Tri-Valley - the community, the neighborhoods, the residents, the traffic patterns - and he educated us about every aspect at every opportunity. He and his team provided actionable data points and well-synthesized insights at every step. David ascertained the motivations of all parties to be able to execute an offer with a high likelihood of success. We would definitely recommend David for buying/selling house.
Aug 3, 2019

Cynthia Raymundo recommends Margaret Lin

We bought our dream home from Margaret 11 years ago. When it was time for us to sell our home, we had no one else in mind but her to be our realtor.
Margaret is hard working, kind- hearted, honest and trustworthy. She has been such a blessing to us.
Aug 2, 2019

Jenni Jenq recommends Huyen Nguyen

Property Manager

I met Huyen at a neighborhood open house, and inquired about investment properties. She was very professional, reliable, and open to answer all my questions. I would highly recommend working with her for your house buying needs!
Aug 1, 2019

A.Kapal recommends Prem Lakhanpal

Investment Treasury Manager

We recently had the pleasure of working with Mr. Lakhanpal, who is our real estate agent. He helped my husband and I purchase a beautiful house in Elk Grove, CA. He showed us several houses and helped us narrow down to one that perfectly fit our needs. He provided excellent service from the beginning of the process to closing.

He is knowledgeable, approachable, personable, patient, and generous with his time. He answered all our questions and explained every part of the process very clearly and thoroughly. As a result of his efforts, we were able to secure a house that not only fit our needs but also great pricing and rate on our loan.

We highly recommend Mr. Lakhanpal without any reservations.
Jul 30, 2019

Mandar Ashtekar recommends Jennifer Angel

Awesome Jennifer

No doubt we had a wonderful experience while buying our home. Jennifer was very patient about the barage of questions we kept on asking her. Even though our budget was less and we kept rejecting homes like we have all the budget in the world, she was very calm and answered/assisted us with the same enthusiasm. Great agent!!!
Jul 29, 2019

Jeremiah Pichay recommends Jennifer Angel

Project Engineer

Jennifer was incredibly helpful through-out the home buying process. She's highly knowledgeable, informative and provided insight when needed. She made the first time home buyer experience easier than what I had expected. I highly recommend her as an agent and would most likely use her services again given the chance.
Jul 28, 2019

Gina Tran recommends MyLinh Vo

Financial planner

Linh was very helpful, patient, sincere, fun to work with, a great listener, attentive, detail-oriented, thorough with her work, very knowledgeable, professional, and she is a great negotiator!!! She was able to help us get the right house, in the right neighborhood for the right price👍 She always made sure that she answered our questions and try her best to meet our needs. She told us to be wary about making unreasonable offers on overpriced homes. She was focused on genuinely trying to help us and making sure we are happy than just trying to close the deal. I am beyond satisfied with her outstanding service and hard work ethics. I will definitely refer my friends, family, colleagues, or anyone I know who is searching for a new home😊
Jul 28, 2019

Arunakumari Kadambala recommends Pia De Castro,Top 10% Agent Nationwide

S/w Engineer

We were very happy with Pia on how she drove the whole buying process smoothly with no single hiccup. As first time buyers in US we were having several questions, Pia was always available and patient to address our queries. Feel that we were fortunate to meet such a friendly, professional and approachable Pia in right time. We personally look forward to maintain the bonding and work with her again in future.
Jul 26, 2019

Vikram Chandrasekaran recommends Pia De Castro,Top 10% Agent Nationwide

Very Happy Client of Pia De Castro

Pia is very knowledgeable & knew the areas pretty well. She advised me ahead of time of good areas of investment to buy my house. She always returned my calls on time. Our transaction went very smoothly with Pia. Pia was very aggressive with approaching the sellers to get me the house that I love. She never pushed a house on me that I don't like. Thank you Pia for finding my dream home. I highly recommend her & Pia De Castro Team to all my friends & family.
Jul 25, 2019

John Victor Amoroso recommends Luz Gavino

.NET Developer

Luz worked diligently throughout the whole selling process and looked after all of our best interests. She made selling a home easy and stress free. She was available to cater to any of our needs day and night and answered all questions thoroughly and intelligently. I recommend Luz to anyone in need of an experienced professional in the real estate biz.
Jul 22, 2019

Osama Mobayed recommends Cody Nguyen

I had the pleasure of working with Cody both academically and socially. In all situations he has shown inclusiveness and drive, completing anything he sets his mind to. He strives for the best and is willing to put in the effort. His people skills and strong drive makes him an ideal realtor for any type of project that comes his way.
Jul 22, 2019

Anson Yeung recommends Luchie Grissom


Luchie is AMAZING! My wife and I are first time buyers and she made our first experience buying a home as easy as possible. She works round the clock to make sure our every need was taken cared off. She is very knowledgeable and helped guide our way through everything. She is there for you anytime of day to answer any questions we had from little to big. Luchie is always positive and always has a smile on her face ?? I highly recommend her to everyone
Jul 22, 2019

Elga Alderete recommends Luchie Grissom


My wife and I had a great experience working with Luchie. We couldn’t believe how responsive she was to all of our requests and questions, and she knew far more than we ever hoped to about the process of selling our Mobile home.

We couldn’t recommend her enough for anyone looking for some peace of mind when selling or buying a home!
Jul 22, 2019

Lauren McLane recommends Pia De Castro,Top 10% Agent Nationwide


Working with Pia was delightful. She was collaborative, thorough, and a joy to interact with. She answered questions and returned all documents in a timely manner. I would absolutely work with Pia again in the future!