Michael Tessaro

Realtor Intero Real Estate Pleasanton DRE#00868159
With thirty (35) years of experience, Michael Tessaro, is one of the most productive agents in the San Francisco Bay Area. His success comes from giving his clients the excellent service they expect and deserve, whether they’re looking for the perfect home or getting top dollar when it’s time to sell.

“Location! Location! Location!” is real estate’s most famous maxim. East Bay born and raised, Michael knows the region better than anyone—from Berkeley to Livermore, Walnut Creek to Danville, San Jose to Fremont and Oakland, and all the little communities scattered in-between. He knows the schools, and the shopping districts, the parks and open spaces, the rapid transit routes and freeway on-ramps. He knows the property values and the market, but more importantly, he knows the character of each town and neighborhood and what the people living there are like.

Michael believes that anticipation is the key to success in any transaction, and consequently has a reputation for making any real estate sale smooth and easy. His special designations include “Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialists,” “Seniors Real Estate Specialist” and “Certified Residential Specialist,” a designation reserved for the top 5% of the nation’s realtors. Currently, he lives in San Jose and works out of INTERO Real Estate Services-Pleasanton & Fremont offices, where he embraces the company’s vision and a spirit of innovation and willingness to take an entirely new approach to the real estate industry.

Specialties: Expert Negotiator, Marketing and Strong Leadership Abilities as well as Project Management and Design Selection
Feb 25, 2019
My husband and I worked with Michael to buy our first home. Michael was very patient and always available to answer our many questions and concerns. He is very knowledgeable, honest, and has many years experience and that definitely came through when working with him. He always knew when to chime in with his advice and when to let us think it through and decide for ourselves. His team is also very pleasant to work with. In the end, everything went so smoothly and we know we have Michael to thank for that!
Oct 8, 2018
Michael was a fabulous realtor. He helped us to both buy and sell our house. His knowledge and depth of experience really helped us understand the market and be successful in both buying and selling our home. Michael is also a very calm and supportive realtor. It was a challenging for us to find the perfect home and it took quite some time, however, Michael was extremely patient and kept sending us potential homes and never tired of meeting us at potential homes and helping us to make the decision that was best for us. For the home we sold he did an amazing marketing job and I felt that our home got very good exposure on the market which is obviously critical to a successful outcome! I highly recommend Michael to anyone considering buying or selling a home.
Sep 16, 2017
Founder, Iocane Games.
A friend with a lot of contacts in the industry recommended Michael to us, and I’m so glad she did. I recommend him to anyone in need. My wife and I have bought and sold many homes in our lifetime, and Michael worked harder and produced better results than anyone we’ve worked with before.

Our rental property in Antioch had become a real challenge, since we lived several states away. Michael stepped up immediately and helped with a sticky tenant transition. He then put us in touch with a great general contractor. The tenant had left us some unhappy surprises, which Michael and his team took in stride. He managed the entire process, helped us decide which updates would make the most difference, verified things were done well, and kept everything moving quickly. They proceeded to quickly do both a great rehab, and a beautiful staging of the property. Throughout that process we received frequent updates and quick responses to questions. This was fantastic service, and so appreciated, given we would otherwise be watching helplessly from afar. And the results were gorgeous.

The property was listed toward the end of summer, with a busy open house the first weekend. Beautiful, professional photos and listings went up on many different online sites. The asking price was a little above online estimates, so I was prepared to negotiate with buyers. However, within a few days we had 3 offers well above the asking price. The buyer we selected had difficulties in closing financing, but again, Michael helped us navigate the short delay. The technicalities of negotiations and closing were painless, as documents were all electronically signed and for the final paperwork, the notary came to us.

I am very happy with the whole transaction. Thanks, man! It’s been a pleasure doing business with you, and I wish you continued success in doing what you so clearly enjoy.

Darrin, and Hyacinth
Aug 24, 2017
Michael was indispensable to us while we were buying our home. His experience and guidance made it possible for us to navigate a very competitive market. He was open and responsive whenever we had questions. We would highly recommend him.
Jun 9, 2017
Michael's suggestion to use the weekly virtual tour was very effective advertising program for the sale of my property.
I would strongly recommend Michael Tessaro
Jacob Sofer
Mar 20, 2017
Excellent customer support
I am a first time home buyer and it is so stressful. Michael was so incredibly help from start to finish. I would definitely recommend Michael to help you with your home buying needs. He was so patient and really took the time to explain everything to me. If you want an excellent experience in home buying Mickeal Tessaro is the person for the job!!! Fantastic experience.
Nov 14, 2016
Michael Tessaro did a great job in selling our home.
Thanks for all your good work. I will tell my friends.
Nov 14, 2016
Software Engineer
Michael did a great job in selling my house and followed up through completion. He went above and beyond satisfaction. I definitely recommend Michael as a great realtor.
Nov 9, 2016
Michael did an amazing job with a personal referral! – I highly recommend Michael for anybody needing a fantastic Realtor in the San Jose area! ~Results!
Nov 7, 2016
Motivated Seller
I am writing to express my utmost satisfaction with Michael Tessaro as our real estate agent. Michael provided us with outstanding research about the market and the value of our home; as well as a very strong price and marketing strategy for the sale process. He provided great profile of our home and provided best advertising as possible for prospective buyers. I really appreciated Michaels calm reassurance and expert advise during the entire process. Throughout the entire process Michael was professional conscientious and motivated with an impeccable high work ethic and he met our every need.

We're so glad that we had him to "hold our hand" during this entire experience. Our house sold and we are excited to move into our new endeavor
Apr 4, 2013
Software Experience Designer
I purchased a foreclosure with Michael's help as my agent. I wasn't prepared for the additional work and patience it would take to see this transaction through, but Michael was there every step of the way, anticipating problems and coming up with creative solutions that kept us on track. Buying a foreclosure can be one of the most challenging transactions you'll likely go through. There were times when I was ready to give up or thought I was going to lose the house, but Michael saved the day with his knowledge and negotiating strategies to keep us in escrow through to the end. I now live ina fantastic home and I wouldn't be here without Michael's guidance and determination. He's been a realtor his entire adult life, and his experience is evident in everything he does for his clients. He's a problem solver and an ideal partner for your real estate transaction. Thank you Michael, for your hard work helping us find and purchase our dream home!
Apr 2, 2013
Happy Sellers
We would, WITHOUT hesitation, recommend Michael to all buyers or sellers. He was awesome!

Just want to make sure our recommendation is clear; the first post was confusing due to a typo.
Mar 30, 2013
Happy Sellers
We had always been told that selling a home can be a stressful experience. Luckily, we chose Michael as our agent. He gave us advice in staging our home and then had an open house with over 200 visitors. We had 18 offers on our home and sold it for $72K over our asking price in less than 1 week. Michael handled all of the negotiations and helped us deal a difficult buyer. We're so glad that we had him to "hold our hand" during this entire experience. His knowledge and professionalism are unparalleled and we would recommend him, with any hesitation, to anyone interested in selling or purchasing a home. He is the best!

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