Mar 13, 2017
If you are looking for a trustworthy, professional and diligent real estate agent, we highly recommend Peri Chang. We were looking to move to a better school district and needed help to both find a new house and sell our existing house. A close friend had just bought a house with Peri’s help and she recommended we talk to Peri. It didn’t take long during our initial meeting to decide that Peri was the right fit for us. What the key was; we needed someone to guide us through the process of finding an older home in the Irvington High School district of Fremont that could be renovated. This was a new process for us and we had lots of questions. Throughout the entire process Peri listened carefully to understand our needs and gave practical advice with her professional real estate knowledge. She went out of her way to help us in all aspects from start to finish and even after purchase and sale. Peri does her homework thoroughly and does not waste your time. After understanding our preferences, she would go look at potential houses first and give us her honest opinion whether it was worth our time to visit. Or she’ll make appointment with the owner/agent so we can tour the house before the official open houses to get more insights and a better feel of the house. She would talk to the owner and selling agent to build good relationship with them. In addition, she even brought in a contractor to certain houses were considering to discuss possible remodeling options to help with our decision process. We entered the market during an extremely competitive time where it was common to have almost 20 bids for houses in Fremont. It is easy to get caught up in the bidding wars and that’s where Peri’s knowledge and guidance helped us greatly. She’s not pushy and will definitely stand firm on your side when you decide to put in offer. Peri will give you her honest opinion to tell you when it’s not worth increasing your offer during the bidding war. We were so glad that we took Peri’s advice and stopped countering on the first house we submitted an offer for because we ultimately found a better fitting house at a better price. The key to successfully winning the bidding war was the relationship Peri had built with the seller and his agent. Our offer was the winning bid against 18 other offers! Based on the very positive buying experience, we quickly hired Peri to sell our existing house. She gave us a well-prepared analysis of the house and the local market, and reviewed the selling strategy. She provided free professional cleaning, staging and recommended a great contractor for minor touch ups for very reasonable price. When the staging photos came out our family and friends couldn’t believe that was our house that we’ve been living for many years! Our old house sold fast with a very satisfied offer and shortly after, a friend of mine dropped her agent and hired Peri to sell her house. Later my other friend and sister hired Peri and bought their dream house. Everyone had a great experience with Peri. While there are lots of real estate agents who can help you, the difference becomes the intangibles that may not be obvious at first. In our opinion, you need a caring, patient and understanding professional to guide you through the often confusing and stressful Bay Area real estate market. Peri treats her clients as friends and family instead of just customers because she understands it’s all about relationships. She always stands in their shoes to help them and guide them to the best. She’s very flexible on scheduling and stays on top of things to ensure everything goes smoothly. She was there for every inspection and appraisal and informed us all the details right afterwards. She helped us sell or get rid of old furniture. She stayed in our house to wait for movers to remove our giant TV while we were at work. After purchasing our house, she came with architect/designer to help us starting our addition/remodeling project. When we were ready to build the garden, she came with landscape designer and contractor. There are many little things I can talk about, the bottom line is you will never regret working with Peri to buy or sell your home. We highly recommend Peri and will not hesitate to hire her again for any future real estate needs.