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 (2070)


Kristen Mathews recommends Debra Pughsley

First time homeowner here. As a family of five with three small boys and needing to buy our first home in a sellers market, my stress and anxiety was overwhelming... until I met Deborah. Within five days of our loan approval, Deborah showed us seven homes and put offers on all... with all offers accepted. She got us our dream home within our budget! She made the entire process unbelievably easy and painless. Her knowledge and passion for what she does can't be beat. We were blessed to have her as our agent and highly recommend her to everyone!
2 days ago

Chris Le recommends Debra Pughsley

Right once I met Debra, I knew she was very hard working and takes her career and clients very seriously. She is always knows best for what decision to make and that is very important when working in real estate
2 days ago

Kenneth Mickens recommends Debra Pughsley

Debra made buying a house one of the best experience we ever had.
2 days ago

Vijay Char recommends David Azimi

David and team managed the sale of our condo we were very happy with the results. Very responsive, attentive to our wishes, easy to work with and great job dealing with all the complications.
3 days ago

Vijay & Radha recommend Taruna Hemnani


Taruna was introduced to us at an event in a relative’s place and we’ve been in touch since then. We worked with Taruna for more than a year before we could find “the right home” at the “right location”. Taruna has been really patient with us. She understands very well how a normal person’s mindset fluctuates to buy a single family home in this crazy Bay Area housing market. During the home-buying process, We were stuck by a Tesla solar PPA lease and we almost decided to back-off from the accepted offer. Taruna negotiated very well with the seller’s agent despite the language-barrier issue on the seller’s side and eventually helped us in getting a paid-off solar lease and that seemed like a real deal we got for the house. Not only that, she has a strong network with necessary contacts in the home buying/selling process that was really useful for us. One specific thing to mention, when we went back and forth about getting the right rate with the right bank for the mortgage, the loan officer she put us in touch with helped us move through the loan process with so much ease. We strongly recommend Taruna to buy your dream home!
Sep 17, 2021

StanleyFSoge recommends Pia De Castro

Pia is a very experienced, knowledgeable, and dedicated agent. She works tirelessly on behalf of her clients. She ensures the entire process runs smoothly. We highly recommend Pia for any real estate needs.
Sep 17, 2021

Constance P Soge recommends Pia De Castro

Pia is a very knowledgeable agent. She guided us smoothly through the entire home selling process. She has a lot of energy and is a born leader in her profession. She has initiative and leaves no stone unturned. She responded right away when we had questions. She fully explained contracts and made sure we understood all of the complicated real estate lingo. The way she advertised our property was nothing short of amazing! Even after the process was completed, Pia followed up with us to see if there was anything else we needed. We highly recommend Pia to assist with anyone's home buying or selling needs.
Sep 17, 2021

Lyna Camargo recommends Michelle Lin

Michelle was an amazing realtor to work with. She answered all of my questions in a timely manner. She is very attentive, friendly, easy going and is very professional! If you need a realtor, she is your girl! Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to buy in the Bay Area!
Sep 15, 2021

Carlos and Jeng Crisologo recommend Eileen Reyes

It was a great pleasure working with Eileen. She has provided an excellent service from selling our condo to buying our new home. We cannot be happier the way she guided us all throughout the process.

You can say it was fate that brought us with her. We were thinking of selling but we were uncertain and undecided until Ramon ( Eileen's husband) met Carlos in the parking lot of our condo. Ramon was showing another unit in the building, they exchanged numbers and the rest was history.

Eileen is very knowledgeable and professional. She is very competent, and she responds quickly with all queries. She is a true gem, and you will for sure receive 100% satisfaction if you work with her. Eileen is also very friendly, always has a smile on her face and goes above and beyond.

If you are thinking of selling or buying your new home, I recommend working with Eileen. You will not regret it and I guarantee that you will get an excellent , and a 5-star service from her and her team.
Sep 15, 2021

Oscar recommends Michelle Lin

Michelle took the stress out of house shopping. Her fun personality and modern knowledge made our experience completely enjoyable. I would highly recommend her.
Sep 14, 2021

Roya and Todd recommend Jas Bains

Thanks again Jas -- we said we'd be back! Jas helped us buy our family home almost ten years ago. Recently, as we looked to make a move to accommodate our family's growing needs, we engaged Jas again to help us sell. As before, Jas brought to the experience her great communication skills that ensured we understood what needed to be done, when it was needed, and what to expect on each step of the journey. Also, she was very flexible and accommodating as it related to meeting (on the phone or in person, as needed). Lastly, Jas is truly a kind person -- it's really remarkable to have found such a knowledgeable professional that is also a such a pleasure to spend time with.
Sep 14, 2021

Timothy Mahanay recommends Jakub Nytko

Jakub is a very knowledgeable and professional agent who helped me and my fiancé find and purchase our first home!
Sep 14, 2021

Christopher Llanos recommends Michelle Lin

Michelle as your real estate agent is the best decision you can make. Some are very professional, others are knowledgeable, and some easy going. Michelle is all of the above. Her expertise and willingness to put her clients needs first made working with her a breeze. I would highly recommend Michelle to anyone.
Sep 14, 2021

Phillip Luther Banks recommends Michelle Lin

Sports Marketing Manager

When my wife and I came to Michelle, we were stressed, had little to no time, and absolutely no idea what we were doing. Fortunately, not only was Michelle super knowledgeable but she really knew how to keep us calm during the entire process. She definitely has an eye for what her clients want because we knew exactly what houses we wanted to put serious offers in for only a very short time into the process!

Michelle was very quick and successfully got us our house of our DREAMS. Not one where we felt like we had to settle for, but really everything my wife imagined. A happy wife is a happy life so thank you for that Michelle.

Aside from that, she was very professional and timely in handling negotiations and proceedings to get the purchase done. I can now say I’m a proud owner of a home with my wife. I am not hesitant to drop her name to my friends and family any time someone mentions they’re interested in buying a house.

As someone who has had experience in sales, It is an indescribable feeling when dealing with a business negotiation with someone who is very open about the business she’s in, but does not make you feel uncomfortable or pushed into something you don’t want. That is what I consider a perfect balance in business relations.
Sep 14, 2021

Gina F recommends Megan Affonso

If you're looking to sell, Pia De Castro & Megan Affonso & their Team is who you should go with they are FANTASTIC!!! Me & my family decided to short sale our home after being in it for 14 yrs. Pia & Megan made it as comfortable as it can get, to the showings of the house which was only on me & my family's time to involving us in every decision that was to be made. We sold our house after only being on the market for a month because of their Team's dedication around the clock. During our move Pia & Megan provided us with boxes, bubble wrap and even offered a moving truck which we didn't need but it was a nice gesture. After we moved into our new home they sent over a thank you gift which was so thoughtful! Just saying if you go with Pia & Megan you're in good hands.
Sep 14, 2021

Nadine Hutton recommends Megan Affonso

Pia & Megan are the most diligent agents I have ever met. We had a lot of downs because of the economic situation and they continued to stay on board and fight for us. They stepped up to all the challenges we encountered. We are very grateful for their hard work and I would recommend them to anyone.
Sep 14, 2021

Jillian Eckel recommends Michelle Lin

Michelle was able to accommodate every one of my needs and answered all of my questions. She responds quickly and was able to guide me right where I needed to be. I highly recommend her! You won’t be disappointed.
Sep 14, 2021

Kim C recommends Michelle Lin

Michelle is very hard-working. She always makes sure to answer all my questions in ways that are easier for me to understand and that we’re on the same page every step of the way. Very personable and easy to work with. Highly recommend!
Sep 14, 2021

Cara Milgate recommends Michelle Lin

VP/Sales Manager

I would highly recommend Michelle Lin as your Realtor for all your real estate needs. Michelle is very smart and will focus on your goals and what you need, Michelle possess superior technology and innovation skills in a much evolving real estate field. Where others are left behind, Michelle thrives, so if you want a Realtor that will deliver great results, hire Michelle.
Sep 13, 2021

Anonymous recommends Megan Affonso

Megan is friendly and hardworking. She always responds timely and tries her best to schedule everything ASAP. She cares about customer's needs and prepares for them. She never pushes to rush to a decision.
Sep 13, 2021

Kalyan Kankipati recommends Sam A. Far

Excellent service! Didn’t have to stress about a thing!
Sam took care of absolutely everything. We had to move and toss a lot of furniture. He lined up movers, scheduled absolutely everything and was available anytime, literally any time, we had questions about anything related to the sale of our house. He was well informed about the market on our area and thanks to him we sold our house in 6 days way over asking! We really appreciated all of his help! A+ agent
Sep 13, 2021

Margaret Delarlo recommends Sam A. Far

It was an absolute pleasure working with Sam who helped us buy our first home in the Bay Area. Sam explained us the process of home buying in detail and the various steps involved. After that he very promptly shared disclosures and scheduled home tours. Our requirements changed as we were touring homes and forming an opinion on what might(not) work for us. But Sam was always very patient and receptive. He even shared us some really good listings based on our criteria.
What we also really appreciated about Sam was her expertise and guidance on various aspects of the house like house condition, layout, remodelling ideas etc. He also helped us decide on amounts to bid in the extremely competitive Bay Area Housing Market. Sam also has great communication skills and is extremely cordial, respectful and mature.
We would highly recommend Sam for home purchase. Thanks a lot Sam!
Sep 13, 2021

Tracey stark recommends Sam A. Far

Sam was amazing to work with and was there for me every step of the way during the process of selling my home. He was highly responsive - returning my calls, emails and texts immediately. He sold my condo for over $60,000 of the asking price. I was particularly impressed with his knowledge of the San Jose real estate market. Selling a home can be a stressful endeavor and having Sam by my side made all the difference. If you are looking to buy or sell your home, I highly recommend working with Sam!
Sep 13, 2021

Nico Camargo recommends Michelle Lin


Michelle provides excellent customer service, she’s knowledgeable on her craft and makes you feel welcome while working with her. She has a great personality, great work ethic and very responsive. I would recommend her to anyone!
Sep 13, 2021

Kangwei Feng recommends Megan Affonso

Megan is very patient and professional. Guided me through the entire buying process.