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 (1864)

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Yemi Adesanya recommends Michael Tessaro

Thanks to Michael, I successfully purchased my first home in August 2020. I started thinking about getting on the property ladder earlier in the year. My search began with a realtor that was randomly assigned via zillow. I didn't get a sense that this individual was supposed to be working for ME. She did not appear to be highly engaged. A friend recommended Michael and immediately I understood why he had built a solid reputation. He is detail-oriented, focused and attentive. I felt like I had a partner in the process that really cared and wanted me to be fully satisfied. Everything went smoothly. We finally closed on a home and I relocated in early September. Thank you so much Michael for being a caring professional.
Nov 29, 2020

Arathy Das Manayath Menon recommends Prem Lakhanpal

Prem is a very experienced, empathetic, well-connected and well-respected agent who we whole-heartedly recommend. My husband and I are first time buyers and we wanted to take advantage of the low mortgage rates this year, 2020.

We found Prem via Zillow and decided to give him a call. He walked us through the entire process and patiently answered our questions. He also introduced us to multiple lenders with whom his clients had worked with, including the absolutely fantastic loan officer who got us our loan.

Prem was very responsive to our calls and messages, very quick to set up and punctual at appointments. He made sure that he read the disclosures to highlight anything that we should pay attention to. He was able to very quickly understand what we needed in order to recommend the right houses. His experience and network helped us get a great deal on a beautiful townhouse that we will call our home.
Nov 27, 2020

Yi Zhao recommends Michelle Lee

I highly recommend Michelle Lee as an agent to whomever is in the market for real estate . thanks to her, I was able to purchase my new home. I am a first time home buyer. Michelle is always on time when we tour house. She was professional . She's super easy to work with and never pressured me to buy. Over all, It was a great experience working with Michelle.
Nov 26, 2020

Jas Bains recommends Cara Milgate

Realtor

Thank you Cara! What a beautiful message and in reciprocation, I and I'm sure all our UC realtor family, think you are a Rockstar Manager and we fully appreciate all you and your wonderful, incredible, jolly staff do for us!
Nov 26, 2020

Lizette Diaz recommends Cara Milgate

Pre-Licensee

Awe Thank you! Happy Safe Thanksgiving to YOU and whole team! Seat belt buckled. Thankful for you and all the great opportunities. Cheers to more goals to crush to be even more thankful. Hope everyone else also has a great Thanksgiving.
Nov 26, 2020

Mark & Nancy Abbay recommend Cara Milgate

Victims of the Camp Fire

Dear Intero,
Thank you so much for the generous gift cards and check. They will come in handy as we get back on our feet after this nasty Camp Fire. We are currently living in a travel trailer in a friend's driveway. Not an ideal situation, but many we know are still in hotels or are running their trailer off a generator in a muddy lot somewhere. We are beginning to plan for our future and this donation will help resupply our new home. An ironing board is topping my list currently! Many thanks...
Nov 26, 2020

Kim Evans recommends Cara Milgate

Realtor

I honestly admire your dedication and hard work towards all the agents and Intero and wish to God I had met you 30 years ago I bet I would have been a millionaire. Oh well I still feel young at heart but the arthritis and is controlling my body specially when it’s cold. THIS TOO SHALL PASS God willing. I am staying away from socializing due to my age and pandemic for now. Thank you and I love you, respect you and admire you. You are my Hero. Thanks
Nov 26, 2020

Cara L. Milgate recommends Cara Milgate

Dedicated to Intero Staff and Realtors

I would like to wish a very special Thanksgiving wish to all of you..

First to our staff, Ara, Raquel, Cathy & Rachel, you are ROCKSTARS, without all of you our agents and this branch would not be where it is at today. I know personally I would not be as successful. So a HUGE thank you for all you do for all of us. Your dedication was so present through the first 90 days of the lock down in March. All of you worked from home, reported in daily and learned an entire skill set that you did not have prior. Your dedication and focus paid off for our agents as it kept them engaged and they saw their websites and marketing improving at an alarming pace. All I can say is that all of you work extremely hard, I have never seen a staff work harder. Numbers and results do not lie, I truly feel that this is one of the reasons we are setting record breaking numbers even during the 4th quarter. So this is a special thank you and wishing you a beautiful Thanksgiving!!!

And now to our amazing Realtors as well as new comers, your dedication and loyalty towards Intero has been non-wavering. You have struggled and adjusted during this pandemic helping your clients throughout this year. What a year and we still have a month to go. You are definitely my passion, my motivation and one of my “WHY”s…I have always said if you succeed we all succeed. However success in life is not always about money. Money is definitely part of the reward, but the fulfillment of moving in the right direction and reaching new heights is really the exciting part. I am honored and privileged to work as your manager. I know I can be tough on you at times, just know it is because I care and I am 100% invested in your future, happiness and success with INTERO. Our branch is having our best year ever, and that is because of all of you. 2021 is going to be unbelievable so put on your sit belts and lets do this.

I wish all of you a very safe and relaxing Thanksgiving….
Nov 24, 2020

Lorenzo recommends Luzbelinda "luchie" Grissom

Santos

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!
Nov 24, 2020

Lee Merrick recommends Luzbelinda "luchie" Grissom

Seller

Luchie recently helped us sell our home. We had to do so quickly and she was responsible, helpful and creative in marketing our home during COVID. Luchie was also adaptable and open to our preferences in approaching everything about the sale. We had a great experience and are pleased with how well everything went.
Nov 20, 2020

Anonymous recommends Gary Cheema

Gary has been awesome all throughout the process! He has provided a lot of insight and information about the overall process, and helped us narrow down areas to look at. He was very responsive in setting up viewings and getting all disclosures needed. When unexpected problems arose, he was very supportive and helped solve them. Highly recommend!
Nov 17, 2020

Jesus Mendoza recommends Susana De Leon

Police Lieutenant

My wife and I were searching for a starter home for our daughter and her husband and we wanted them close to us. We didn't think we could afford the Peninsula, so we were looking at the East Bay and figured our daughter would need to commute to work. Susana DeLeon helped us look for a home in our price range in the East Bay, but we were getting out bid. Susana told us to keep our hopes up and not give up. She encouraged us to keep looking and she gave us hope in finding the right home. Susana was able to find us our dream home in San Mateo County, so our daughter would be close to us and close to work. Susana did an outstanding job and worked great with the seller's realtor. Susana was able to get our new home below asking price! We truly appreciate her hard work and we highly recommend her services to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
Nov 16, 2020

Alyson I Charlet recommends David Azimi

Honestly, I would give David 6 stars if the program would allow me to. David came highly recommended and he did not disappoint!! My brother and I contacted him regarding the sale of my late father's rental property. He was professional, knowledgable and REALLY knew the market. He expertly negotiated the sale and got us exactly the amount we wanted - an amount that other real estate agents had told us was $150K higher than their estimated market value of our property. My absolute favorite part of working with David was his communication. When you are working with David you feel like his only client. He is always available to jump on a call or answer an email. Part of the stress of selling a property is dealing with all the details of the negotiation and dealing with the inevitable hiccups and stalls that happen along the way. David's philosophy is that it is his job to not only deliver monetarily, but also to handle the stress of all those moments and challenges. David did a brilliant job of shielding us from the stress, often times only calling us to let us know what the challenge was and how he had already solved or addressed it or what he was doing to navigate it. During the entire process I felt a sense of ease and trust that my property was in the right hands. I am so grateful to David and his team and will be recommending him with the highest regards to all my friends and family.
Nov 16, 2020

sardul singh recommends Amrit Dhaliwal

The Best agent to work with, Very knowledgeable and smart. I recommend Amrit to everyone.
Nov 16, 2020

Hector Domingo recommends Pia De Castro

I am Hector Domingo one of Pia’s client. She’s a great person and so professional on what she’s doing. She helps me and my family to find a perfect place for us.
Nov 13, 2020

Joraine Costales recommends Cara Milgate

Realtor

You definitely deserve it. Always willing to lend a helping hand to ANYONE, you are just so genuine and want the best for everyone, and will do what it takes to help people reach their goal. Rishi Bakshi provides sooo much value to the agents, not just with technology and tools, but we are sooo blessed to have the best management team and resources around. That is why we are able to do what we do, and WE THANK YOOOOUUUU 👏👏👏
Nov 13, 2020

Sandy Bloomer recommends Cara Milgate

Past Employee/Seller/Buyer

CARA that is so sweet. So nice to be appreciated!!! You have always been a go getter and when one area slows down you think and go in another direction! You truly are a good leader and always willing to help others. 😘
Nov 13, 2020

Antoinette Llanza recommends Cara Milgate

Realtor

Thank you Cara L. Milgate, I couldn’t have done it without your superb hands on supervision and support! That’s why I recommend you to every real estate agents I know because you not only go an extra mile for your agents but also take everything personal like every transaction is your own! You really are the BEST manager one could ever have! Cheers 🥂 to 2021 & beyond!!!
Nov 13, 2020

Elvia Morataya recommends Susana De Leon

Police Records Specialist

2020 has definitely been one crazy year and it showed. Although I was hoping for a drastic change in the housing market due to COVID, which much didn't change, I luckily had Susana there to guide me. She asked me what I was looking for in a home and really tried her hardest to help me find something on the peninsula with a sprinkle of searching in the east bay to accommodate my budget. It had seemed as though we were searching forever with no luck on either side of the bay! We were either outbid or there was too much to invest. Thankfully one day we came across a starter home on the peninsula that checked off so many boxes, it seemed too good to be true! Although my husband and I took a risk with our bid, Susana had worked her magic and we received a counter offer! I was almost in disbelief, we hadn't received any counter offers or pendings from any of the other homes we had seen. Next thing I know, Susana is walking me through all the processes of being able to call that house MY home. Just when we were getting ready to put house hunting on hold, Susana was there helping every step of the way. I wouldn't have been able to purchase my first home without her. I highly recommend Susana! She is very patient, very thorough, and truly makes herself available any time of day to answer any questions!
Nov 12, 2020

Anusha Swamy recommends TJ Singh

It was great working with TJ. We got his referral from a friend who spoke highly of him. We decided to work with him based on the referral and TJ surpassed our expectations quite easily. We were first time house buyers and he explained the process before hand in detail and was always encouraging us to clarify any questions and answered them patiently. He was quick on his feet and helped us buy a house in less than a month! He had through knowledge of real estate in bay area which helped us make decisions quickly. We highly recommend him to any one looking to buy a house!
Nov 11, 2020

Bill recommends Nicole Salas

Buy

Bought a home

Local knowledge
Process expertise
Responsiveness
Negotiation skills

Very professional and friendly super personality and not overly aggressive returned all calls in a timely manner. We love our new property and she is still our go to gal
Nov 11, 2020

Jorawar recommends Nicole Salas

Buyer

East San Jose, San Jose, CA 95121.

Local knowledge
Process expertise
Responsiveness
Negotiation skills

Nicole is helping me look for my first home. She is very helpful and knowledgeable. I'm glad to have her as my agent. She has great communication and is dependable. I will continue to recommend her to my friends and family who will be buying or selling.
Nov 11, 2020

Dipti Shikha recommends Nicole Salas

Buyer

Downtown, San Jose, CA 95112.

* Local Knowledge
* Process Expertise
* Responsiveness
* Negotiation Skills

I am currently working with Nicole to purchase our first home and really can’t say enough good things about her. She is extremely knowledgeable, approachable, personable, endlessly patient, and incredibly generous with her time. She answered every question and explained every form and every part of the process clearly and thoroughly. Buying a home in this market is challenging, but working with Nicole made it as painless and straightforward as possible. We highly recommend her.
Nov 11, 2020

La Vonne recommends Nicole Salas

Buyer

Maple Park, Salinas, CA 93901.

* Local Knowledge
* Process Expertise
* Responsiveness
* Negotiation Skills

Nicole has been showing me a lot of properties, and I'm just taking my time shopping for a new home. She is very professional at what she does and very knowledgeable and I look forward to continuing working with her.
Nov 11, 2020

Derick recommends Nicole Salas

Buyer

Bought a for approximately $975Khome in 2020 singleFamily in Willow Glen, San Jose, CA 95126.

* Local Knowledge
* Process Expertise
* Responsiveness
* Negotiation Skills

Thank you Nicole for everything! You are amazing and very supportive. You always made sure we were comfortable and happy. Your professionalism and knowledge makes us believe that you know what you were doing . Keep up the good work!