Oct 20, 2014
This is a review regarding Jaleh Taghipour with Intero Real Estate Services. My wife and I recently employed her services for the sale of our Saratoga home. We interviewed a few well known agents who "specialized" in the Saratoga housing market. To say the least, we were not impressed with the first couple of agents we interviewed - arrogance and ego seemed to be the trademark qualities possessed by them. We discovered Jaleh almost by accident - we received a "Just Sold" brochure from her in the mail. She had sold another home, not far from ours, same city, same school district, for well over asking price. That was a good enough recommendation for us to give her a call. Jaleh impressed us right from the start. She was quite knowledgeable about the market conditions in our area and had a very professional yet approachable demeanor about her. We had made it a point not to tell any of the prospective agents we interviewed how much we were looking to sell for, instead, wanting their unvarnished opinions first. The first agent wouldn't venture an estimate. The second agent came in low, even commenting that "you can get another agent to list it for more, but you won't get it." Jaleh gave us a number very close to what we were hoping for. She, unlike the others, was confident that we would not only be able to sell our home for our asking price, but most likely quite a bit more. We signed with her right then and there. She was a pleasure to work with, going above and beyond what any other agents had done for us in previous home sales. She was able to gently yet firmly impress upon us the need to remove some of our furnishings so the home would show better, and she was spot-on with that advice as well. The home showed beautifully and we had multiple offers over asking within two weeks. Even though we were quite sure Jaleh had other clients she was working with at the same time, she always made us feel as though we were her most important priority. She was on top of all of the paperwork and ALWAYS prepared to field whatever comments and/or questions that were thrown her way. She was even able to deal with our VERY nosy neighbors in a firm yet tactful and diplomatic manner. Our two Open House weekends went off without a hitch - we entrusted our home and its contents to her and she did not disappoint. Jaleh is intelligent and well spoken; in fact, her level of education is evident as soon as she opens her mouth to speak. I would highly recommend Jaleh to anyone considering buying or selling a house. She will work harder than any other agent, and you as a home buyer/seller will be the one to reap the rewards of her indefatigable efforts on your behalf.