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,


Recommendations (834)

Mar 15, 2023

Veera Chandhu recommends Cara Milgate


Thank you, Ara . Thank you, Lesly, for shadowing and smooth flow of documentation. Thank you, Cara, for the great support that you provided as always. This is one is an important and great deal which gave immense satisfaction that not even a year as a realtor and even in this bearish market i was able to reach next level by handling the deal on Luxury homes as well.
Mar 6, 2023

Mr. D recommends Pia De Castro

I was quite nervous about the process knowing its our first time buying house, but Pia doesn't fail us. She work hard and walked us through step by step from negotiations until the last part of the process. I highly recommend Pia’s magic.
Mar 2, 2023

Fay recommends Will Qian


Very efficient and quick process. Able to move things fast and very responsive in addressing questions and issues. Would recommend to any sellers who ‘d like to sell their property in the Bay Area.
Mar 2, 2023

Grace Li recommends Will Qian


Excellent agent! Will is very honest, patient, knowledgeable and professional. He is definitely someone you can trust whether you are buying or selling your home. Will helped me secure a purchase in this hot seller’s market. All was done smoothly while I was out of town and during Covid. He took me on virtual tours, introduced me to a mortgage broker with the most competitive rate, and was super responsive and reliable every step of the way. I’m grateful he found me a home that I love and look forward to working with him in the future.
Mar 2, 2023

Amber recommends Will Qian

Buyer and Seller

Will is a great agent who is reliable, trustworthy, and always on top of things. I highly recommend him.

We worked with Will on getting our dream house in Castro Valley. It took us a while to find "the one". We looked together during the winter in 2020, and we didn't find the one we liked. Will is always very patient with us and respected our decision.

We started again in July this year. We found our dream house and got our offer accepted within two weeks. He put together offers very quickly, gave us accurate estimates on the pricing, and got us the winning chance with this competitive market. The whole process went super smoothly. When there was a problem, he was always able to help us.

Thank you, Will! We are super happy with the house and the neighborhood!
Feb 23, 2023

Almas Jabbar recommends Pia De Castro

Home owner

Pia is an excellent agent, she went over and above for us and sold our property within a month of going on the market.
Highly recommend her professional services to anyone wanting a swift sale of their family home.
Feb 16, 2023

Mike Moore recommends Terrie MacDonald

Wow! I highly recommend Terrie MacDonald as a realtor! She vastly exceeded the usual professional services when she sold my house in Lincoln. Other agents I interviewed could not match Terrie’s integrity and support. She really cared about me with regular visits, progress checks, and discussion of realistic expectations including price. Her business acumen, experience, and contacts enabled her to set up multiple repair & moving services at very favorable costs. Her assistant, Ronnell, was invaluable by working diligently with me as a project manager to check all the boxes to keep me on track to reach my goal. The moving process felt overwhelming but but both Terrie & Ronnell rolled up their sleeves to prepare my house and provide reassuring counsel. Investment in house presale preparation paid off. My house sold quickly with minimal stress.
Jan 6, 2023

Helconida Veluz recommends Pia De Castro

Pia did a great job because less than one month we get our house!! She has amazing communications, she gave us all the details and paperwork that we needed for the house
Nov 20, 2022

Winnie Layug recommends Pia De Castro

Miss Pia is always available whenever you have questions and she is very accommodating. Her team exceeded our expectations. Got us a great deal on our new home. We are very thankful for all the services she’s done for us. Highly recommend!
Nov 11, 2022

Ram P. recommends Atul Shah


First time homebuyers, Atul Shah is your guy. He is always available for any questions and assist you whenever needed, strongly recommend him to my friends and family.

Good Luck Atul !!!
Nov 2, 2022

Bhagya Rallabandi recommends Antonette Llanza

It was great working with Antonette . Thank you for all your help these past few months. From day one, Antoinette was extremely responsive and had great suggestions for homes to view based on what I was looking for. All throughout the negotiations and closing She was there quickly handling any issues that may have risen. If time ever comes when I will be looking for a new home, there isn't any question on who my Realtor will be..I also plan to refer Antoinette to my friends, family. Thank you again for all your care and attention. You’re the best!??????
Oct 7, 2022

Debajyoti Majumder recommends Jayanta Samanta

We were first time home buyers. We met Jayanta as one of our friends referred to him. He was terrific, purely professional from day one till now even after moving into our first home. He was very responsive and efficient on getting back to me on any questions I have. He helped us with tools, market research knowledge, data and guidance in every step from searching, selecting, visiting, bidding to winning, and buying process.
We appreciate his guidance in this journey of buying our first home.

Thank you !
Oct 6, 2022

Aiden Jeremiah recommends Pia De Castro

System Admin

My wife and I were so blessed to have met Pia De Castro - 10 stars for her ofcourse- She is very professional/Fantastic /knowledgeable/diligent - and very good negotiator/ Hyper duper super energetic person to answer all questions!
As a first time home buyer- we have too many questions and she was able to provide us and explain all info. Thanks for being patient Miss P.
We were impressed how she made the process easy and smooth from start to finish! It was all unexpected she got the deal so quickly offer accepted! Believe it or not we were already in the contract before we knew! Then We got the house before the closing date! Such a wonderful experienced! Very satisfied!
We highly recommend Miss Pia! Best of the Best!
Thank you much Pia!
Oct 2, 2022

Michael Kuang recommends Margaret Lin

very professional and great to work with.
Oct 2, 2022

Ivan Janatra recommends Margaret Lin

We’ve known Margaret for a long time (over 10 years) as an active member of our religious community. When the time is right to sell our Bay Area property, we didn’t hesitate to ask Margaret to represent us. We were initially worried as we live far away (in Sacramento), we couldn’t oversee all the improvements that had to be done. Margaret worked very hard for us, contacting many different contractors/handymen to do each of the outstanding items and being present at the property often to ensure the work quality is of the expected high standard. When it’s time to list, we’re thoroughly impressed by her marketing skills, which is very much in line with the Silicon Valley clientele. Over 350 people came to see our house across 3-4 open houses! And this was during a market downturn as interest rates keep increasing. We had multiple offers, closed quickly, and are very satisfied with the sale price, especially when compared to similar houses around our area that’s sold around the same time. Thank you Margaret for your hard work!
PS: Margaret’s just THAT good at marketing that you should really ask her to market just about anything ??
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

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

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 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.
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.

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