Intero Real Estate Union City

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 things can’t 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, led 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 were well documented. For us, this signaled 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 sub brand.

We did all this because this is who we are.

In 2014,

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Recommendations (584)

Oct 28, 2019

Leslie Galvan recommends Pia De Castro

Super Mom of 5 Kids

Growing up in the Philippines, where being a home owner is almost impossible for most people, I never ever dreamed of being one. Even when I came here to the USA 15 years ago, owning my own house was something I never imagined I could do. Fast forward to October 27, 2019, today I can proudly say that I own an amazing house where my Family and I can put down roots and grow. Pia De Castro has been our friend for a few years now and even though we don’t get to see each other a lot, we are Facebook friends so we get updates on each other’s lives. Like clockwork, every couple of weeks I would see a post about Pia getting an award for being One of Intero’s top realtors. So I told my husband maybe we should talk to her and ask questions so we can buy a house a couple of years from now, we just wanted to start the process so In 2 years we would be ready. So my husband called Pia and the next day we had a meeting with her. In this life there are very few times when you come out of a meeting and think to yourself, our lives are about to change. That’s what happened in that 30 minute meeting we had. Pia answered all our questions however many we had, it didn’t matter if we asked the same questions over and over again, she was a true professional. So we asked how the process works, she said bring in some documents and we will do the rest. She told us that if we were ready and we really wanted to, we can buy a house NOW. Again going into this meeting we just wanted to get some information, after the meeting we had a chance of buying a house NOW. So my husband and I went home and had a loooooong conversation about the pros/cons of buying a house now and we decided that we were ready. We called her the next day and she told us to start looking for houses. Life is funny sometimes, the 1st house we ever looked at was the house that we ended up buying. We looked at about 15 houses but the 1st one really was our favorite. So we told Pia that this house is the right one for us. The house was above our budget so we were a little worried but Pia said she would do her “magic” and help us get our house. After a couple of days of negotiations, Pia said that the owner had agreed to sell us the house. From our 1st meeting with Pia to when we got our house keys, it took about 30 days. In 1 month we went from thinking about buying a house to being the owner of a gorgeous 6 bedroom/3 Bathroom house in Lathrop, CA. This would have never been possible without the help of Pia de Castro and her team. We will be forever grateful, if we ever decide to have another baby and it’s a girl, we will definitely name her Pia, haha. Pia Dr Castro is a true professional, she knows all the tricks in the book but most of all her kindness and understanding is what really helps you. Her great sense of humor and personality also helps a lot too. So if you are thinking about buying a house, give Pia de Castro a call, that call just might change your life. Thanks Pia De Castro!
Oct 21, 2019

Lolita Carter recommends Margaret Lin

Executive Account Managerr

Margaret’s experience in the real estate industry is a major asset. She basically carries the ball the entire time while updating you as things move through the process. I very seldom had to reach out to her as she continuously kept me informed. Her persistence and attention to detail made the process run smoothly. Margaret’s caring nature and honesty established a trusting relationship between us, and I could count on her to get the job done. I highly recommend her if you are contemplating selling or buying a new home!
Oct 21, 2019

Lolita Carter recommends Margaret Lin

Executive account manager

Margaret is very seasoned in the real estate industry. Her knowledge of the process of selling my home and assisting me with purchasing another home made the process seamless. Margaret assisted with recommendations for remodeling my home and staging it so that I could get the most selling my home and I was blessed to get what I asked for. Although my first Buyer had issues and had to bail out of the purchase which printed me to panic, Margaret stepped in and negotiated with the seller of the home that I purchased to allow me time to find another buyer. She then proceeded to reach out to other realtors immediately to get the work out and within a couple of weeks, my home was sold.

I highly recommend Margaret for your real estate needs. She is awesome and professional, and I will surely obtain her services in any future real estate endeavors!!

Oct 15, 2019

Marco Ortiz recommends Jigna Patel

Buyer

Jigna, along with her husband, helped my wife and I to get our dreamed house. They are caring people and they really are in the business, not just to make a paycheck, but to help families have their dream come true to become home owners.
We met on one of their open houses and because their warmth friendliness and smiles (after working with other 2 realtors) we decided to give them a chance and work with us trying to find a house for our family...best decision ever made!!!
Our situation it was a little (a lot really) complex, but they took their time with us and helped us look for a home that would meet our expectations.
We told them what we were looking for and what our limits were and they focused on that. They adjusted to our schedules, help us as much as needed and guided us throughout the whole process.
This whole searching and buying for our house was like a roller-coaster, with big ups and downs, that if it wouldn't been for them, for their support, work and professionalism, we would have gave up and we wouldn't have gotten our dreamed house.
My wife and I feel that we just didn't found our realtors for life, but a set of friends. That's how good they are with their job, and the way they make you feel when you work with Jigna and her husband Tony.

Oct 15, 2019

Gina Phillips recommends Jigna Patel

Buyer

We bought our first house with Jigna and it was the best experience. We had no idea if we would be able to own a home but with Jigna’s guidance and her patience she believed and showed us we could. Our process of buying a home was not easy but Jigna told us to not give up and treated us like we were family. We never once doubted her skills or dedication to getting us to be home owners. We recommend Jigna to anyone buying a home. You will not be disappointed in her work ethic, knowledge of real estate, and treating you like family and always going above and beyond. Thank you Jigna!!
Oct 15, 2019

Nancy Quiggle recommends Jigna Patel

Buyer

I had no idea what I was doing as I began my journey of buying a condo. Jigna was showing a place I looked at, and I decided to work with her as my real estate agent. I couldn't have made a better choice! Jigna was one step ahead of me the entire time, guiding me along each step of the way, and making what could have been a very stressful process a very enjoyable one. She was extremely knowledgeable, committed and organized. She had patience when explaining processes I did not understand, and had excellent follow-through. She was in communication with my lending agent and assisted me in negotiating the masses of paperwork in a timely manner. But the thing that stands out the most to me, beyond the fact that she did her job so well, is that she is a lovely person and I genuinely enjoyed every interaction I had with her and with her family (who sometimes worked with her). I felt treated like family, and know that it really mattered to them that I find a nice home for me and for my mother. With Jinga, you are a person who matters, not just a client! I HIGHLY recommend her if you are buying or selling a home, and will DEFINITELY work with her if I ever buy or sell in the future.
Oct 15, 2019

mpdgalaxy recommends Jigna Patel

Seller

I am writing this review as someone who as been in the Real Estate Business for 30 Plus years. I am a Top Producer and recipient of many top sales awards. For many years now I have had others handle my own personal buy and Sell transactions . My most recent transaction was no different and had already selected an agent after interviewing 4 Realtors.
Then by chance, I happened to meet Jigna which led to an interview. Her energy, enthusiasm and knowledge of current conditions were refreshing.
She made no false promises and kept me in the Know at all times.
I was very pleased to have selected Jigna as my Selling Agent, and I know she always had my best interest as her main objective.
Oct 15, 2019

Marc Druge recommends Jigna Patel

Seller

I have lived in the Bay Area my entire life and recently retired. It was an opportunity for me to move on. Over time I had met many top sales agents and after interviewing four agents, I was ready to make my decision. Then by chance, I happened to meet Jigna which led to another interview. Wow, I was grateful to have met her. Her enthusiasm personality and up-to-date knowledge of current conditions was refreshing. I knew she would be the one to get the job done and she did. She made no false promises and kept me informed at all times. I was very pleased to have selected her as my selling agent. I know she always had my best interest as her main objective.
Oct 15, 2019

Ana Mora recommends Jigna Patel

Buyer

She is just the best Realtor, thanks to her and her Husband Tony we have a house now.. they were so helpful.They guided us through the process and just when we thought we wouldn’t be able to buy a house they proved us wrong ...they pushed us and motivated us to keep looking and trying until we finally found the right house for my kids and my husband!! So if you are looking for a good realtor don't think it twice she is the best one you could have.
Oct 15, 2019

Angelina recommends Jigna Patel

Buyer

We met Jigna & her husband in an open house and they were really friendly and courteous. We decided to work with them, and it ended up being great. They’re really knowledgeable, experienced and best, they supported us throughout the whole process.

Thanks to them, we were able to get our dreamed house and we were even able to save some money in the process.
You won’t regret working with Jigna and her husband.
Oct 15, 2019

Ashveen Goundar recommends Jigna Patel

Buyer

Jigna was so helpful every step of the way. She made us feel so comfortable with what can be such a daunting process. She was so informative & thorough. We are so grateful to her for helping us find our first home.
Oct 11, 2019

Stephanie Rodgers recommends Cara Milgate

Realtor

Thank YOU Cara and Intero. You will always have my full support!
Oct 11, 2019

Jennifer Angel recommends Cara Milgate

Realtor

Thank you, Cara! I am so grateful to have you as my Manager. You always have our backs and truly want us to succeed! 💖💖💖
Oct 10, 2019

Pia De Castro recommends Cara Milgate

Realtor

Thank you so much,Cara😍always grateful for your continued endless support. You’re such a blessing to all of us.
Oct 10, 2019

Pia De Castro recommends Cara Milgate

Realtor

Thank you so much Cara! Thank you Intero East Bay, I appreciate the $$ prize but what I appreciate the most is the guidance and support we get from the company and the staff, it’s PRICELESS!!!
Oct 10, 2019

Pia De Castro recommends Cara Milgate

Realtor

Awwww thank you so so much for all your support. Grateful for every little & big things you & Cara & Greg does to support us. We Love you guys! We got multiple offers on this home & will be pending this week for sure.
Oct 10, 2019

Joraine Costales recommends Cara Milgate

Realtor

Awwww... Cara L. Milgate!!! Thank you always for your support!!! 😭😭😭😭 can’t wait for next week with you!!!
Oct 8, 2019

Alessandra Imanabadi recommends Pia De Castro

Broker/Realtor

I loved working with Pia, she was easy to talk with, returned my calls right away so, I look forward to working with her again soon!
Oct 2, 2019

Nandan Nabar recommends Jayanta Samanta

Director, Program Management

Jayanta helped us buy our investment condo property. He helped us understand the whole investment property buying process and provided valuable inputs based on his vast real estate experience. I will highly recommend Jayanta!
Oct 1, 2019

Serena ZHang recommends Pia De Castro

realtor

I worked with Pia on 221 w questa trl, mountain house. I am the listing agent, she is the buyer's agent. She is very professional, she negotiate the price and term for her buyer,get all paperwork done on time, get loan funded smoothly with the loan agent. I would love to work with her again.
Sep 30, 2019

Celeste cabanela recommends Pia De Castro

This is the second time we worked with Pia, and we are extremely satisfied! She is very professional and provides exceptional service. She and her team are very responsive and always available to answer any questions. We closed in 22 days and things went smoothly. She, Mohammad and the rest of her team provided updates throughout the purchasing/closing process. I’d say she is one of the best realtors in the Bay Area! Thank you Pia!
Sep 18, 2019

Syamala Akkaraju recommends Jas Bains

Sr.Staff Software Engineer

It was our pleasure working with Jas and she was excellent in finding a good home for us. She was very sensitive to our requirements and showed us only the homes that met our basic requirements. She did not insist on buying any home but presented us with positives and negatives regarding the home and let us make the decision whether to make the offer. She was very patient with us as we took longer to buy the house.
She was very professional with offer process and escrow process. She accommodated our work schedules and travel schedules and planned escrow deadlines accordingly. She was very helpful with the rent back process and smooth transition of home ownership to us. I would recommend Jas strongly and use her services if we want to buy another home.
Sep 17, 2019

Jagdeep Singh gill recommends Margaret Lin

Jagdeep Singh gill

Margaret went above and beyond with helping us buy a home. She spent the time to answer questions i had and was very knowledgeable about surrounding areas. She was very quick to respond and accessible anytime by text. I would definitely recommend to family and friends. Anyone or everyone who is thinking of buying or selling a home go with Margaret Thanks again Margaret
Sep 15, 2019

Emily P recommends Joraine Costales

Joraine and Marc are the best team! As a first time homebuyer, I found them to be very honest, professional, and truly caring and putting their clients needs first. The whole home buying experience can be stressful but it went smoothly. They truly went above and beyond our expectations. I also appreciative how responsive they were via text, email, phone calls etc. I highly recommend Joraine and Marc for all your real estate needs.
Sep 6, 2019

Candice Castillo recommends Pia De Castro

Pia De Castro is amazing! She has your best interests in mind and always has your back. She has high integrity and expectations of her peers to ensure the clients are always taken care of. She goes above and beyond to show her appreciation for trusting her to manage one of the biggest decisions you will make. Pia made herself available to me even on vacation with her family. She's super polite and always professional. She makes great recommendations for inspectors as well as keeping close ties with other Realtor professionals in the industry. I would strongly recommend Pia to anyone looking to make a first-time home purchase. Thank you, Pia for making my first home purchase a special and memorable experience. You are absolutely wonderful!! I look forward to enjoying my beautiful investment, and I have YOU to THANK! I'll see you soon!

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