I have known Abby as a Realtor for many years. She is an outstanding person who is 100 honest and committed to serving her clients with the utmost professionalism and dedication. Her knowledge of the realtor market is thorough, and she guides her clients with great patience and confidence during the whole process of buying or selling a property. I was a difficult first time buyer and it took me a long time to buy the house I wanted, during which Abby took me to see more than 2 dozen properties at various times. She never pressurized me into buying a property, and always understood why I would not go through with a purchase. In the end I bought a property out of California, through another Realtor, but even here she never stopped giving me advice. I am greatly indebted to her and if it came to buying or selling a house, I would go back to her first and formost. I hope there are other good realtors around, but one would be hard-pressed to find the qualities of professionalism, prompt service, up-to-date knowledge and understanding all in one person. Abby is one such person, and Zillow would be lucky to hire her as one of their staff. I take great pleasure in writing this review of her which is as honest as I can manage.
Bought a Townhouse home in 2013 for approximately $525K in Hayward, CA.
We began working with Abby about a year ago to find our first home. Being first time home buyers, we were overwhelmed with the process. Abby's knowledge and expertise gave us the confidence we needed to more forward. Under her guidance, we were able to make informed decisions. She patiently showed us house after house, until we had found our perfect first home. She negotiated with the seller's agent to get us a great price, and worked with a broker to have our loan approved.
We have recommended her to all our friends, and will use her services when purchasing our second home.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.925M in Vineyards-Avalon, Fremont, CA.
I have bought and sold multiple properties in the past using different real estate agents each time, all good ones. But now, after recently having bought a house with Abby as my agent, my standards have dramatically changed. I have now come to expect far, far more, because of my recent home buying experience with Abby. She is, by far, the best, most professional, thorough, efficient and caring person I have ever come across in this business. When she represents you, she takes it very seriously and has nothing but your best interests at heart. She is scrupulously honest, extremely experienced, an amazing negotiator, meticulous, thorough and extremely knowledgeable about the markets in the SF Bay area. Plus, she has surrounded herself with a network of similar individuals, from broker agents, to home inspectors, to insurers, plumbers, etc, so that she essentially becomes your one-stop-shop for your entire home buying experience. In short, I wholeheartedly recommend Abby as an agent par excellence. The only downside to working with Abby is that you will never be satisfied with anyone else in the future!
Sold a Single Family home in 2003 for approximately $650K in Lorelei Manor, Menlo Park, CA.
Abby helped us buy our first home at a time when we were on a very limited budget. We had a fantastic experience with her and can't recommend her enough. First Abby listened very carefully to our needs, then she scouted out a number of different properties that seemed to match our needs. She then took us to those properties and get detailed feedback from us, which she used to refine her search. In the end she found the perfect house for us that was in a great neighborhood and met our budget! Abby had detailed knowledge of the different neighborhoods, she was very professional throughout our transaction, and he main focus was to find the right property for us.
Bought a Single Family home in 2002 in Half Moon Bay, CA.
Abbye Syed went out of her way to help me find a home that really sung to my heart. She did a very clever interview where she asked me my practical needs, then she asked but what do you really want. I gave up on that dream once I got it off my chest and much to my surprise she went out and did some secret detective work and came back one day when I had given up on buying a home and told me she had a little place she wanted to show me. It was so beautifully remodeled but small enough for one person and affordable and exactly the kind of heart throb you want for a home. I never forgot her clever research methods. She's a unique realtor in my opinion! Gale
Sold a Multi Family home in 2013 for approximately $1.75M in Midtown, Palo Alto, CA.
Awesome agent, really understood what we wanted and had a lot of knowledge and tips to share. Has helped us start out with a townhouse, and progress to two great houses, one which is in Palo Alto and was bought in a multiple offer market! We've worked with her for many years and she always has our best interests at heart, thank you Abby!
Bought a Single Family home in 2009 for approximately $1.025M in San Carlos, CA.
If you are looking for a home to buy, Abby is the person you want. We were first time buyers with no idea where we wanted to live and scared to make the big move in the bay area. Abby took time to get to know us and helped us determine our priorities. Abby worked with us VERY PATIENTLY and due to her skill in working with people she was able to get us into a house that is PERFECT for us and our family. Abby did not leave a place unturned, she took us everywhere we thought we wanted to see and live, even though she knew some of the places would not fit our lifestyle. She was not afraid to give us her opinion which was refreshing because I wanted to hear her expert and experienced opinion. I would without any reservation recommend Abby. She is the reason why we thoroughly enjoying our fablous house.
Bought a Single Family home in 2005 in Los Altos Hills, CA.
Abby helped us with the purchase of our home in Los Altos Hills and our second property. What I like about her is that she is ALWAYS looking out for her client's best interest, and does not focus on maximizing her commission. She is utterly honest and ethical, and is really good with all the details of buying a home.