Joraine Costales

Realtor Intero Real Estate Union City 1848062
Professional Experience
INTERO Real Estate Realtor 2012 - Present
McGuire Real Estate Escrow/Office Manager 2004 - 2012
Coldwell Banker Executive Asst./Showing Agent 2007 - 2008
World Savings Bank Customer Service Representative 1999 - 2001

Licenses, Affiliations, & Education
Member of San Mateo County Association of Realtors (SAMCAR)
Young Professionals Network Committee (YPN)
California Association of Realtors (CAR)
National Association of Realtors (NAR)
Multiple Listing Service (MLS Listings)
2016, 2017 – Executive Board Member of Intero Real Estate Young Professionals Network (IYPN)
2015 - Vice Chair Candidate, San Mateo County Association of Realtors Young Professionals Network
2012 - Certificate of Completion issued for continuing education courses in Agency, Trust Funds, Ethics, Fair Housing, Managing Risk for Profit, Duty to Disclose, Residential Property Inspection, Environmental Issues and Residential Real Estate
2007 - Real Estate License issued. Completion of college-level courses in Real Estate Principles, Real Estate Practice, and Real Estate Brokerage
2000 - 01 - Co-President of UNITY 2000. Non-profit organization focused on creating a positive outlet for youth from all types of ethnic, economic, and social backgrounds and promoting unity through non-violent community activities and events, high profile meetings, community service and political empowerment.

Activities / Interests / Family
Proud Wife and Mother of 3
Volunteer at Jubilee Christian Center Bookstore, Café, Choir, Worship Team, Actor, Missionary Team, Foster City Room Mom, Yearbook, Baseball League, Art-In-Action, Bay Area ETC Theatre
Hula/Ori Tahiti dancing, singing, musicals, travel, cooking, EBay Top Seller, Yelp Elite 6+years
Sep 15, 2019
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.
Apr 16, 2019
I wasn't gonna yelp until after we got into our new house but really I just couldn't wait to rave about my cousin and her team. The Flores/Costales team was amazing. Let me go back just a little and say that I've know Joraine since she was 15 and I've had the pleasure of watching her grow from an immature little teen working at the children's place into the real estate mogul you have before now. Even when we weren't ready to sell or buy just quite yet, Joraine and her team answered our what if's and was very supportive. When we finally decided to go for it, her presentation blew me and my husband away including her backstory of how she got so good at it. Wowwed and awed by it all, we went for it. It took a little while especially after my father in law passed away, she was there every step of the way with Marc who came by just to fix our crooked sign outside, Jomar who watched the kids including our son, JT while Joraine and Marc showed us a cpl of houses, Mason and Gianna who were cute as hell while the open houses were going on, and assistant, Amanda who was here when the Flores/Costales family couldn't and sent us every document we needed to sign making sure we crossed our t's and dotted our i's. If you are looking for a go getter and a realtor, team Flores/Costales is it. Trust me. You won't go wrong with them.
Jan 17, 2019
Joraine and Marc are amazing. #TheCostalesTeam #WhoYouWorkWithMatters is their hashtag. They're such an awesome team. It is true it matters who you work with. I called Joraine a year ago just to ask how to go about selling our condo. We bought the condo from my parents a year before. Joraine adviced me to wait another year to sell it. I waited and once we hit 2 years I called her back. She went to my house within a couple of days to let me and my husband what to expect. Once we put our condo in the market in less than two weeks it was sold. Joraine was able to get more for our condo. My husband and I were so happy because now we have money to put down for our first house. We told Joraine what house we liked she went to see it and we made an offer. Even though there was multiple offers she was able to get ours. We were basically competing offers with cash. She's that GOOD. She even got the seller to repair section 1 and 2 items. Seller also gave us a closing credit. If you are looking for someone that will walk you through the process and it doesn't matter what time it is Joraine and Marc will be there. Any questions from how to go about selling or buying a home to how to increase the value of your house. #TheCostalesTeam will be there for. Plus their opens house are awesome they serve food not just cheese and cracker they had garlic shrimp on my open house. They do tacos too
Jan 17, 2019
I am an escrow officer with Fidelity National Title in Burlingame and I love working with Joraine. She is an agent that is very well organized and very involved in her transactions. She truly cares about her clients and takes the time to be with them every step of the way. She is always willing to go the extra mile.
Jul 16, 2018
Joraine and Marc are an amazing team to work with! They are both very good at what they do, and ALWAYS provide their clients with excellent service. My experience with them has been beyond enjoyable and I highly recommend The Costales Team to anyone with ANY Real Estate needs!!
Jun 13, 2018
Joraine Costales and her husband, Marc were truly awesome! From the moment we signed up for them to list and sell our home up to closing and signing at the Title Company was a pleasurable experience. Every detail, every question, every concern during the entire process were quickly answered and addressed in a very timely manner, and I must say beyond the “call of duty”. This is the best real estate transaction that my family and I have ever experienced (we have done 4 buy/sell/buy/sell). Our open house was held in the last 2 days of the year, New year’s Eve weekend and lol and behold, there were over 200 visitors! I don’t know how she did it but is simply amazing!

We are so happy and we highly recommend Joraine Costales and her team! If you are looking to buy or sell a property - do not hesitate to contact Joraine - from her initial engagement to completion you will experience professionalism, transparency and most importantly, peace of mind that I think we all look for! Kudos to the Costales Team.
Jan 30, 2018
Joraine is very detailed, goal oriented, and has an outstanding can do attitude. She is very professional and a very knowledgeable realtor.
Jan 30, 2018
Strong sense of responsibility, pleasant outgoing personality, great positive attitude.
Jan 30, 2018
Joraine is a pleasure to work with. She is responsive and thorough, and takes pride in doing her job well.
Jan 30, 2018
Joraine was a high efficient employee at McGuire Real Estate who performed here duties well and, most importantly, can about her level of her work and her service to all.
Jan 30, 2018
I worked with Joraine for years.She was always a concientious and dedicated employee. She worked hard and strived to complete assignments always with a great attitude. I will highly recommend Joraine,

Ken Epley
Jan 30, 2018
Really love working with Joraine and Marc! The Costales team keeps it real and keeps it simple! They were able to explain everything from the contracts to the process without ever losing me. No confusing terminology, no confusing sales pitch. They just get it done! Would have no problem with them looking over my house and would suggest with 100% confidence!
Jan 30, 2018
Joraine is an amazing Realtor. She is a joy to work with as part of her real estate team. She is attentive to her clients, helpful, friendly, sweet as can be and knowledgable. We love working with her and so do her clients and colleagues. -Ann
Jan 30, 2018
Joraine is reliable and consistent. Always anxious to do the job right she is dedicated to excellence. She is self-directed and an asset to any team.
Jan 30, 2018
Joraine and her Team are who you want to use for your Real Estate services in the South Bay! Joraine is a hard worker and goes above and beyond for her Clients!
Jan 30, 2018
Joraine is a motivated Real Estate professional with a bright future in the industry. With her background and expertise, she can help anyone in need of a reliable Real Estate Pro
Jan 30, 2018
A genuine, honest, and most helpful person to have as our Realtor. Thanks to Joraine, my Fiancé and I have been blessed with a beautiful place we can call home.
Jan 30, 2018
"When my husband and I found out our landlords were moving back and weren't able to continue to let us live in our apartment, we decided we would see if it was possible for us to buy anything in the crazy Bay Area market. Our landlords had given us 4 months before we needed to vacate, and we weren't sure if that would be enough time to buy a place.
Joraine was recommended to us by a real estate agent who worked in a different part of the Bay Area. Before we even had the opportunity to meet Joraine in person (we had only decided one week ago that we were interested in buying), my husband and I found a condo that we both really liked. We saw it on a Saturday and the offer deadline was Monday at 5pm.
We didn't know if it would be possible to get an offer together that quickly. It was our first offer and we had just barely gotten a pre-approval letter. Joraine worked a miracle for us. Not only did she manage to get an offer together for us in before the deadline (which was astounding), but she also managed to get some intel on what the offers were looking like. The offer she created with our mortgage broker worked! She called us Tuesday night to tell us our very first offer had been approved!
We still can't believe everything Joraine did for us. In less than 2 weeks we had gone from thinking about buying a place to having our first offer approved, and one month after that we were done with the escrow process. It took us less than 2 months from starting our search to moving in to our new home.
Joraine is a wonderful person. She is kind, caring, attentive, intelligent, and professional. She is an excellent communicator and kept us in the loop about everything that was going on, which was especially helpful since we were first time home buyers and didn't understand the process. I would highly recommend her to anyone buying a home!"
Aug 22, 2017
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I am currently working with Joraine and Marc and couldn't be happier. They are authentically all around good people and do really just want to help you get the best for you. They are easy to talk to, easy to work with, and they get the job done.
Aug 20, 2017
Vice President
I would like to personally endorse the Costales Team as our realtor to purchase or sell your home. They are extremely hard working and will obtain the best results for your purchase or sell of your home. The Costales team will be very strong advocates for you to purchase. And if you are selling they will obtain highest price. I highly recommend them as your realtor.
May 15, 2017
We were so fortunate to be able to work with Joraine to buy our first house! A number of years ago, we backed out of buying a property because of a miscommunication with our real estate agent at the time. We were crushed, learning the hard way how important it is to work with a realtor that takes the time to understand your goals. We were already nervous about the process of finding a home. The bay area is one of the most competitive markets in the world. We were just first-time home buyers. We felt under prepared and overwhelmed.

Joraine was the utmost professional. She went far above and beyond for us. She met with us to discuss our goals and quickly opened up our options. She put us in touch with a very supportive mortgage lender and escrow agent. They made sure we were prepared to make our loan payments. Our entire team wanted us to own a home as much as we did. And through it all, Joraine was available at every step of the way. When we had a question answered on the spot, she was only a phone call, text, email, or Facebook message away!

Not that she needed to be available for that long... Because of her hard work and dedication, we were able to find and close on our home in only a month! That takes knowing the real estate business and area thoroughly and constantly working with all of our partners to make for such a smooth process. Joraine made sure everything we needed was taken care of.

We could not have done it without Joraine, and we are incredibly happy with our wonderful first home. We cannot recommend her highly enough. We absolutely look forward to working with her again if and when we move again. I would say to anyone reading this to not be intimidated by your situation. If you really want to own a home, reach out to Joraine, and she will take care of the rest.
Feb 1, 2017
San Francisco
Joraine was referred to me by a friend of mine, and I am glad she did!
I loved working with Joraine. She was very professional and had our best interest in mind. Her passion for helping home buyers is evident in her energy and drive! She was very thorough when explaining the home buying process and was prompt to respond to any questions during the entire time we worked with her. Unfortunately, due to personal circumstances I did not follow thru with buying a home, but when the time is right, I will definitely contact her again! THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING JORAINE!
Jan 26, 2017
Honolulu, HI

In the most simple words, Joraine is AMAZING! My fiancé and I were first time buyers. We didn't know what to expect, what we should know, and how we would handle the process. It's easy to find a realtor, but to find a quality realtor who is invested in you and wants to help build your dream come true, and maintain a long lasting relationship, is to work with Joraine. Our process in buying a home made us feel confident and a true part of the team. She taught us all the terms, how it will affect us, and made sure we understood what we were doing before making any decisions. She never rushed us, but always kept us updated. Any questions we had in filling out paper work or simply understanding what something was, she was on it.

Joraine is a strong professional who is a master in her craft. She helped us find our dream home and did everything in her power to make sure the house went to us. It's a scary thing buying a house in this market. It's super competitive but Joraine will make it feel easy. I've heard of horror stories of people bidding for 7-10 houses (no exaggeration), but we got the perfect house in one bid. She has knowledge, experience, and is a true resource for almost anything. Any services we needed, she either already had, or knew someone that did.

I would strongly recommend Joraine to anyone looking buy a home for the first time or their 100th time.
Sep 11, 2016
West Oakland
Joraine is awesome! Very professional and listens to what you want in a home. She works very hard to find the home that checks all the boxes. She is very flexible and has an enormous amount of patience. I was not the easiest home buyer to work with and she didn't give up on me when I wanted to. I finally found the home I was looking for. Without her encouragement and patience I would not have made the biggest and best decision of my life! I would recommend her to all my family and friends.

Mahalo Joraine! You are the greatest.
May 3, 2016

254 Bonita Lane, Foster City

Hosted the first open house last weekend...