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Gwen G. Chua

Real Estate Advisor Intero Real Estate Burlingame 1872702
Apr 27, 2022
Controller
We lived in our home for 20 years and collected a lot of personal items throughout the years. We were preparing for retirement and wanted to update the kitchen and two bathrooms, as well as paint throughout the house to prepare to sell. Gwen consulted with us a few times to discuss the process: what it will take to do the work, pricing estimates, and construction time. We felt overwhelmed with all the work that needed to be done, but working with Gwen helped us a lot.

He presented himself well, was knowledgeable, listened to what we needed, and anticipated any potential hurdles we may have. Wow, this guy knows a lot about remodeling, and it was very helpful throughout our time frame. My wife and I had price in mind for our home. We are fortunate that Gwen has sold a few homes in the area and was very knowledgeable about the market and suggested that we try to sell it off-market without doing any of the planned work. He explained how the whole process would be like and what the advantages and disadvantages were. We decided to give it a try since it posed more upside.

He marketed the property off-market as I simultaneously worked on my plans to update the property. He held private showings and worked with my challenging schedule. Within a few weeks he was able to get me an offer for a price that I was very happy with plus I did not have to spend any money or time remodeling the home. I did not realize that he also saved me a lot of time and energy by only moving once verse having to move twice with an intermediary home. I am so happy that I worked with Gwen on the sale of my home. He is very personable and without a doubt he is true to his word and delivers on the plan. I am definitely going to refer him to all my friends and family needing real estate services. Thank you so much for all your help Gwen!
Sep 15, 2021
What I find sets Gwen apart from other realtors is that he has connections. Of course, he has what most realtors have--consistent communication throughout the entire process, willingness to be present (taking our calls, meeting us on Zoom, etc. when we had questions), and market knowledge. BUT, if you want to remodel the property you purchased, or you want to fix up the property you want to sell, this man can get you connected to reliable contractors who work in a timely manner. Not only that, but his extensive knowledge on materials (paint, floors, cabinets, etc.) and location of materials was pretty impressive. I might've wanted such and such floors, but Gwen explained to me why it wouldn't work and went even further, educating me about different flooring options, and the positive and negative effects of each. Whoa! He never failed to keep my best interest in mind. I used a contractor he knows to fix up my place prior to selling, and Gwen also took it upon himself to manage the project for me! I never thought a realtor would bend over backwards like Gwen did. He respected my timeline, and his contractor was able to get the work done for me in the time frame I wanted, and he did an incredible job. I ended up selling my house for a great price! Compared to how similar homes were selling in the area, we were offered the highest price even during a pandemic. If you're looking for an agent who will exceed your expectations and thoroughly CARES for his clients, then Gwen is your man!
Sep 15, 2021
My wife and I have been searching for our replacement home for awhile and wasn't able to find one that worked for our family. Homes were either outdated, or they were selling for ridiculously high prices. Gwen helped us submit multiple offers but to no avail. I really appreciated that throughout this stressful process Gwen kept our spirits high; we decided, as a team, that it didn't make sense to compete. We had a ceiling in mind, and if home prices kept forcing us to go beyond our ceiling, then we would stop. Gwen never gave up on us as clients; he continued to keep in touch, and send us emails re: homes that might be of interest and within our price range. His work ethic was phenomenal. After months of waiting, Gwen found us a home in a community that wasn't on our radar. It needed some work, but Gwen gave us suggestions and estimates for how much it would be to bring it to our standards. We felt confident and comfortable with his expertise. We never would have expected to be on the water in Foster City with a completely remodeled home within our budget. My wife and I are completely happy with the service we got from Gwen. He listened to our needs, had a solid grasp on understanding what we wanted, never pushed us, and was incredibly patient. He's an excellent resource for everything from remodeling, contractors, and lenders. We highly recommend him for all of your real estate needs.
Aug 23, 2017
Director of Regulatory Operations
I hired Gwen Chua to sell my home in a very limited time frame and thought the process of selling a home would be very difficult and stressful. He arranged for us to meet a few times before the house was placed on the market. After our meetings, I had full confidence and trust in him. Gwen worked tirelessly to find a buyer in the time frame that I provided and made the entire process seamless! We were in constant communication and he explained every step in detail. He made sure I was comfortable and confident in every decision I made throughout the process by sharing his knowledge and experiences in the industry.

Gwen made the experience of selling a home enjoyable and far from the stressful process that I had envisioned. Gwen certainly exceeded my expectations! I will definitely work with Gwen when it is time for me to purchase my next home.

Thank you Gwen for all the hard work!
Jan 30, 2017
Technical Account Manager
Gwen seamlessly and efficiently handled the simultaneous selling of my previous residence in Santa Clara and the purchase of a new residence in Redwood City. He was attentive to my needs throughout the months long process and listened with an experienced veteran ear when setting my expectations. Of note, Gwen went above and beyond my expectations in rolling up his sleeves and getting work done to sell my previous residence.

I would highly recommend Gwen Chua for your real estate needs. His combination of intimately understanding the nuances and pulse of the Bay Area housing market coupled with his desire to meet your goals is top notch.

Nov 17, 2015
Head of Marketing
If you thought selling a house was hard... think again. I live out of the country and was renting my townhouse out to a nice couple who decided to move to Europe. Enter Gwen who told me the market was hot in my neighborhood: Emeryville/Oakland.

Told him I was really concerned about timing because I had to close immediately after my tenants moved out. He said that wouldn't be a problem.

My tenants moved out on October 15. We closed escrow on Nov 6. Money in my bank a week later.

I was in another country, but he made it amazingly easy for me. From getting the title papers signed to advising me about my last utility bills and even getting the place cleaned & ready for the next owners. I didn't have to fly in or make long distance calls. Everything was done over email and Skype.

Best thing I like about Gwen is he keeps his promises and goes that extra step to make sure selling your house is as easy as possible. I still can't believe that was so easy... And I was out of the country the whole time!
Jul 3, 2015
I hired Gwen to sell our house this year. He is very knowledgeable about the market and what needs to get done to get top dollar on a house. We completely trusted him and he basically did everything to prepare the house for sale. Gwen listed the items that needed to get done, help pick contractors, pick out the materials and managed the contractors during the entire project. Wow! Full service at its best. Extremely happy with the price and the process of the sale. He even had gardeners come out to mow the lawn when the grass got long.

Gwen is my Realtor for life. My entire family will only be working with him for all our Real Estate needs.

Thank you Gwen.
Jun 29, 2015
Gwen came to us as a recommendation to help sell our home in Foster City. We have heard about him from many of our friends and family but wanted to work with my mother because she sold us our home originally. Gwen was very impressive with how he handled the whole transaction. Very thorough from the initial stage of preparing the house, to marketing and getting a lot of people through the doors (weekend & mid-week open house) and then eventually getting an offer with the price and terms that we wanted. Great job!

He worked very hard during the whole transaction and was very helpful when things came up while we were out of town on vacation. We are definitely going to work with Gwen in the future and recommending him to my friends. Thank you Gwen for all your hard work!
Jun 29, 2015
Gwen has been with us through buying two homes and selling one. He is very knowledgeable, professional and honest and he helped us every step of the way. He has gone WAY above and beyond our expectations and we couldn't be happier with him! I would DEFINITELY recommend him to anyone in need of a realtor, as he is the BEST!