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 (2290)

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Paul and Youn Ja Chin recommend Blanche Canio


Blanche Canio sold our home. She is a great Realtor, very smart and polite and works very hard and always on time ,and got top price for the area ,and sold quickly and we are very happy with her,I would recommend her anytime
Sep 19, 2022

Debra Pughsley recommends Cara Milgate


Happy 3 Year Anniversary To Myself And The Pughsley Team ??
3 Years Ago Today I Made The Choice To Join This Amazing Real Estate Brokerage And Family ??
Thank You Cara And Rishi For The Amazing Support And Leadership! You Really Care About Your Agents And It Shows .
Thank You To All Of My Fellow Intero Agents And Family For Being The Best Of The Best To Work Side By Side With .
Debra M. Pughsley Realtor BRE #01382372
And The Pughsley Team ????
Sep 16, 2022

Lisa Sentosa recommends Johan Jan

This review is long overdue. Johan helped us purchase our home in November 2021. If it weren’t for Johan, we would not have found this beautiful house that we now call home. He was incredibly knowledgeable and patient to view multiple homes in the Peninsula and South Bay per our requests, as well as showing us beautiful areas that was not in our radar. He is a great listener, taking his time to understand what we value in a home, and took the time to educate us so we could make informed decisions. He showed us great homes that were a good fit for us and placed our best interest at heart, always. After closing, Johan offered to continue to be of service and helped us find a contractor to repair our home. He even looked after the house when the contractor worked on it. Our home is warm and inviting and we look forward to enjoying it for many years to come. Thank you, Johan! Whoever has the opportunity to work with you will be very lucky.
Sep 13, 2022

Dawn Krause recommends Debra Pughsley

What to say about Debra Pughsley at Intero Real Estate Services....
Let me start off by saying that you will not be disappointed in any way. She loves her job and loves her clients more. She doesn't treat you like a client, she treats you like a best friend, family...She goes over and beyond and out of her way, not because she has to but because she wants to!
Our situation was odd. We previously had an agent who we trusted but turned out they were selfish and didn't have the best intentions for us so we had to let her go. Debra took on the task of performing a massive clean up. The previous agent did a number on our listing and Debra went out of her way to clear everything up. Her marketing tasks are on point. She was on top of every call, message and email. We never had to ask for status, she kept us very updated and informed. We never had to ask her for anything, she was so on top of things.
If you want the best agent who only has your best interest at heart Debra is your woMAN!
Sep 12, 2022

Joe Fernandez recommends Margaret Lin

Sales Manager

Margaret took the time to learn and new product that she had not worked with before. She negotiated a clean purchase contract that was accepted on our first time homebuyers first offer! She was able to negotiate a seller credit that covered the majority of costs and the home appraisal came in higher then the purchase price. She was so quick and efficient and continued to negotiate on the clients behalf up to closing. A great partner to work with and an excellent advocate for her clients.
Sep 12, 2022

Tina Tai recommends Margaret Lin

Margaret is a great agent who loves to take care of her client well. She help me to purchase my first home recently and negotiate the best deal for me. She is quick to response and always help to find out answers for all big or small questions. An agent who gives honest feedback and willing to communicate with seller agent to provide the best outcome for her client.
Sep 9, 2022

philip g warnes recommends David Azimi

David is extremely professional, he knows the market, and provided good advice re setting a selling price. David covered the cost of re painting the entire interior of the house, and making small electrical repairs. David covered the cost of Staging the house for sale.
When multiple bids were received, david worked the deals, and was able to increase the sales price. After the deal was made, David personally visited the home to attend to pool water, irrigation, and trash removal.

I highly recommend David and his team

Phil Warnes

Sep 9, 2022

Ernest and You recommend Debra Patton

Debra was amazing to work with throughout the entire process of finding and getting our new home. She listened to everything we were looking for in our new home to find us the best options to view. Once we found the home we loved, she was amazing from the time we put in the offer right up to the final day when we got our keys. She was very responsive throughout the entire process and kept us up to date on all the steps and progress as this was our first time purchasing a home. We would highly recommend Debra to anyone looking for their new home. Thank you for all your amazing help.
Sep 8, 2022

Alysia Oliver recommends Manpreet K. Dhaday

To whom it may concern, Manpreet is an amazing woman! She is very strong, caring, ambitious and has a heart of gold. Manpreet is a self-driven person, she sets goals and accomplishes them, while also being straight forward. Things are never sugar coded for one’s feelings, she will tell it how it is and how someone should hear it but in the most respectful and humblest way. A very god team member and leader, she plays both sides well she’s very helpful and reliable you can count on her for anything. Manpreet is someone you can trust your life with and have no regrets.
Sep 8, 2022

Tiffany Perez recommends Manpreet K. Dhaday

Manpreet is one of those coworkers you know you can always rely on. If it’s something small for either a fellow par or a patient. Manpreet will always find a way to figure it out and give you the answers to most questions. She’s very straight forward in a good way and handles whatever obstacles thrown her way. Manpreet will never not have a smile on her face or make you feel excluded. I remember my first day working with her and a fellow par, I was quiet because I was new, but she made me feel so welcomed and the laughs I would have with her and my fellow floatie were easily some of the best laughs I’ve had working here at SHC. Manpreet’s bubbly personality and hardworking attitude is the type of person you want to surround yourself with. Her ability to please a PT and go out of her way for them is what SHC needs.

Sep 8, 2022

Tamana Ahadi recommends Manpreet K. Dhaday

“As a close friend of Manpreet, I can vouch that she is extremely hard-working, detailed-oriented, and focuses on her customers. Her ability to connect with people, communicate, and commit to achieving their personal goals is a quality that makes her an asset. She has built a strong team and likewise have multiple connections with organizations and homeowners. If you are looking for someone to help you with a real estate situation, Manpreet would be an excellent choice.”
Sep 8, 2022

Raj Thandi recommends Debra Pughsley


Debra has done a great job with making sure we are in a good spot and if we need any help. She has always been there for us and I am very grateful to be on her team.
Sep 6, 2022

Zeng Cheng recommends Jason de Leon

It was a pleasure working with Jason and his team to sell my house. Always available if I got a question (first time seller), always keep me updated. Even though I already moved abroad during the transaction process, I knew I had Jason to count on. Knowledgeable and resourceful. Got me a good deal, represents his clients always ??
Sep 6, 2022

David Church recommends Jason de Leon

Had the pleasure of working with Jason De Leon in a recent Real Estate transaction. He was wonderful to do business with as he was very knowledgeable, responsive, and helped make things smooth during the transaction. Would totally recommend!
Sep 5, 2022

Susana DeLeon recommends Cara Milgate


Hi Cara,
I just want to mention that Cedric is helping me so much since I started coming to the office. Since the first meeting we had he made himself available instantly. I told him that I needed to make calls and he encouraged me and also suggested we create a team of a few agents to make calls 3 times a week at the office. I really needed this and also gives me time to get to know other agents in the office. I got to meet Jigna Patel and Michelle Lin so far. Cedric brings a ton of knowledge to all who need it and want it. All the new agents including seasoned agent that need a push should reach out to him. I want to thank you for always thinking of us and how to make us become better and stronger. I will keep pushing forward.

Thanks again.
Sep 3, 2022

Omprakash recommends Jayanta Samanta

I started my house hunting for months on my own and ended up with no gain. I met Jayantha and we just discussed all my needs, wants and wishes in one sitting. Jayanta is highly skilled at real estate and also good at reading and understanding others. We got deep insights from Jayanta which helped us to narrow down results and with in a month time, I became a home owner @BayArea. This wouldn’t have been possible with out Jayanta.
Sep 3, 2022

Rachel P recommends Victoria Foster

Victoria is the best realtor I have ever worked with. She took the time to listen to our unique needs in a home. She found us several homes that would fit our needs and made efficient use of our time when showing them. Our first offer got accepted in this competitive market. Now we're in our forever home and couldn't be happier.
Sep 2, 2022

Julia B recommends Jamie Pontipiedra


Jamie is very detail oriented and organized. She’s such a kind human and will go above & beyond to make those around her smile.

Sep 2, 2022

Kristi P recommends Jamie Pontipiedra


As her older cousin, I have known Jamie for her entire life. I’ve had the privilege of watching her grow from a shy toddler into a tenacious, yet kind woman. She has always been hard working, trustworthy, caring, and detail oriented. In addition, there have been numerous times when Jamie has been the most prepared although she is our youngest cousin. When our family members came to visit me in San Francisco for the day, she anticipated they would underestimate the weather and brought blankets in her car for everyone to utilize. With her strong work ethic and positive demeanor Jamie will succeed in anything she decides to pursue.
Sep 2, 2022

Michelle Z. recommends Jamie Pontipiedra


It is an honor to have the change to know Jamie Pontipiedra for the time i have. For the near a decade, I have known her, I had the chance to know her character and goals. She is a strong and organized individual. Her ability to put so much dedication and detail in her everyday task is admirable. As someone who knew her during our developing years, Jamie always demonstrates relatable and reliable friendship that is incomparable. Since then, I’ve watched her grow as a determined and sharp person with interest in business and real estate.
Aug 30, 2022

Marc Anthony Guzman recommends Ernesto Martinez

Ernesto was such a great asset to my start in real estate, The dedication and persistence he holds to make sure you become successful! Ernesto has been the best role model in my real estate journey
-Marc Anthony
Aug 24, 2022

sanjay recommends Prem Lakhanpal

It has been an incredible journey for me as a first-time home buyer. And I would definitely give all the credit to our realtor Mr. Prem, for helping us navigate this journey. I am very thankful to my friends who gave us the referral for Premji. He is very attentive, very professional, and very efficient at everything he does. He is always available for you (via phone/text/email) and recommends the best possible solution to tackle any situation. He helped us find the right home, right lenders, insurance, etc, and helped us maintain very good coordination among all the stakeholders. Apart from the professional efficiency aspect, I must say he is also a genuinely compasionate person. While navigating the ups and downs of this home-buying journey, we always felt that we are working with a family member upon whom we can truly trust. I wish him very well and would surely work with him for any of our future real estate transactions. Definitely recommend him to all our friends and family.
Aug 23, 2022

Uzodimma Enenta recommends Pia De Castro

Pia is a very great agent to work with! She answered all our queries without delay. She protected our best interest at all times buying a brand new home. We can’t do it without her! She made us feel 100% confident & treated us like family. Highly recommend.
Aug 23, 2022

Karina Carrera recommends Ernesto Martinez


Ernesto is an awesome coach! Thanks to his dedication, unique classes and willingness to help others, my confidence as real estate professional has risen at an incredible level. He makes learning so easy. I couldn’t be happier to be working with someone like him!
Aug 23, 2022

Vikram recommends Taruna Hemnani

We worked with Taruna to find our dream home, in a market that was very challenging for buyers. What we really appreciated was that Taruna’s authentic and trustworthy style. She was never pushy and shared her honest feedback on each property we saw. We strongly felt she was watching out for our interests and truly understood what we were looking for. This was especially true when it came to offers and negotiations. She provided the relevant info on comps and we came to trust her instincts and advice on what to offer.

She was very supportive after our offer was accepted and was there to help and address anything that came up during the contract phase, till closing and even beyond. I have no hesitation in strongly recommending Taruna as a buyer’s or seller’s agent.