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Amar was a superb agent, providing us with tremendous service through his expertise and support in successfully buying our dream home. We were in a hot area and the house had a lot of interest, so we weren’t sure whether we would be able to get it. Amar helped define a winning strategy, then executed against it while still making sure that all of the details were covered. He provided the best possible negotiation, saving on closing costs and including lots of personal property.
Amar personal investment in our success was obvious, as he went out of his way to connect with the seller and the seller’s agent, communicated with us after hours many times, and supported us throughout the closing process with his time and coordination with his network of experts getting us through the loan approval, closing, and escrow details. His personal touch was a huge relief and made the process as stress-free as possible.
We were able to get a tremendous amount of things done quickly and he had perfect execution during the whirlwind of activities."
This is undeniably a sellers market. Many of our friends told us that they had put in 10 or more offers before they finally got a house. Moreover, we were first time home buyers with very little experience. Given this, it is nothing short of amazing that we landed a house of our dreams within such a short time.
We primarily attribute this to Amar. To describe Amar's contribution and to put it into perspective we will describe our home buying experience below.
We started testing the waters by going to open houses and talking to the listing agents. We found one agent at an open house and decided to work with that person. We even put in an offer on a house that we liked. However, we were not very happy with the whole process, primarily
because this agent is not specialized in the Cupertino/Saratoga/West San
Jose areas we were interested in. Therefore, we decided to find another agent. At this point, Amar's profile caught our eye. We read his reviews and one thing really stood out. He was a very very successful buying
agent. We thought that if he is able to succeed in such a tough market and get so many good reviews from buyers, we should at least interview him. At the interview we explained what we wanted and Amar explained his
working style. Basically, he lets you do your own research and figure out potentially interesting houses. Once you have looked at them, he independently goes to look at the house on his own and only after that
he exchanges notes with you. We found this to be a very efficient use of our time. It was clear that Amar understood our requirements because we
broadly agreed on the merits or demerits of the houses that we looked at. However, in many cases he also added additional insights which we
Once we settled on a house, Amar quickly worked with us to put together an offer. This is where his expertise, experience, and above all his positive attitude are invaluable. We talked and did some comparative
market analysis and came up with an offer which we felt was pretty competitive. But what we realized is that an offer is not just about the price, but the entire package. Amar helped us tailor the package, write
a pertinent personal letter to the seller, and patiently explained to us the entire process and all the paperwork. Moreover, he personally went to present the offer and even asked us to join him when he presented the
offer. This is somewhat unusual, but we learned later that little touches like this are what make an offer stand out. Amar very quickly established a personal rapport with the selling agent and also communicated to us constantly. This ensured that we received a counter offer even though ours was the 4th highest out of the 8 offers. This was a multiple counter-offer and the price quoted was higher than our budget. So we more or less gave up hope. However, Amar diligently worked with the seller agent behind the scenes and convinced us to put a counter-offer at a significantly lower price than what the seller was asking. Throughout the day Amar was constantly communicating and working with the sellers agent to point out the unique features of our offer. The seller and the sellers agent had some questions and Amar
promptly and patiently answered them. Finally, we were thrilled when the seller accepted our counter-offer. After the offer closed, Amar and his team worked very efficiently to close the deal. Even though there were
mountains of paperwork and we had tons of questions, Amar was always available to answer them.
To summarize, Amar is the best buying agent you can work with. Period. We can say this not only because of our positive experience with him, but also because we were able to compare his working style with that of our previous agent. In this tough market you obviously want to work with the best, and you cannot go wrong with
Amar. We are more than happy to answer any questions or provide additional feedback about working with Amar. We have already recommended him to a few of our friends who are thinking about buying a house.
Amar came highly recommended and I am glad to say that he surpassed our expectations during the house buying process. He has a lot of experience and guided us patiently through the process. His additional insights were very useful in helping us buy the right house.
Amar and his A+ team helps guide you through the process of not just buying the house but also helps with everything else you need to have in place during the process. He was able to help us with closing even though one of us was traveling and without adding any additional time in the closing process.
Amar is very polite, patient and professional realtor, he is able to provided you the focused attention you need during the buying process. He exceeds the expectation with his 24x7, 7 days a week availability which is very rare to find with any other agent.
I would strongly recommend Amar as an agent you want to work with for buying/selling houses in the Bay Area.
Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $425K in Dublin, CA.
We were so lucky to be working with Amar Amarnath.Having worked with other realtors in the past, Amar not only guided us through our most recent home purchase but also provided helpful insight and industry know-how.
He went above and beyond by accommodating our hectic schedules, responded in a timely manner, and overall was highly professional and attentive.
He is very well-connected and has a very professional team and we had such a pleasant and positive overall experience working with Amar. He had many contacts with Insurance officers, Loan Officers who have directly worked with him in the past and are very trust worthy. This helped us in saving a lot of time in shopping around for good deals.
While placing offers also, being first time home buyers we were very nervous about few terms in the offers but Amar explained us every thing in a very calm and composed way. We use to call him for every small and silly question in the beginning but he handled us in a very professional manner.
Amar was on TOP of EVERY activity in the entire process to make sure end goal is accomplished as smooth as possible.His follow ups during the close of escrow were so quick and accurate to get things done on time.
Amar has very good communication and negotiation skills so it was easy for us to communicate with the Sellers and Seller's Agent in a very amicably manner.
We absolutely plan to work with him again and would recommend him for home buyers!
Hands down, Amar is one of the best real estate agents in Bay Area! We were looking for a home in Los Altos/Palo Alto in crazy market where each home was receiving 5+ offers at minimum. Amar was able to find a beautiful home for us and at extremely good value. Amazingly, he won the deal for $40K less than the highest offer. How did he do it? He put extremely enticing offer to seller almost equivalent to cash offer, but not really a cash offer! Seller accepted our offer over the highest offer. Very few agents are skilled enough to execute the way Amar does. Amar’s amazing execution, negotiation skills, and offer strategy, bar none. He negotiated close to $15K towards the closing costs - saving us almost $55K in addition to finding extremely valuable property which we both agree can be sold for $200K above what we bought for in this market.
He negotiated to make it a win-win situation for us and the seller. He also project managed the entire process super efficiently (for e.g. working with loan agent, keeping seller agent warm, Home warranty, Escrow, Funding, Recording, etc). Our file was complex, but Amar & Yogesh (loan agent) totally nailed it.
Here are some of Amar's pros for buyers out there. Amar -
- Understands bay area market really well.
- Evaluates each home as if he was looking for his own family
- Does not waste time bidding on properties which do not provide value for his buyers
- Negotiates and puts an extremely compelling offer which is sure to save buyer's hard-earned dollars
- Guides through the entire process which is really priceless
- Is a nice person by heart!
If you are looking to buy a property without Amar, you are truly missing out an opportunity!
In my 13 years of home-buying, Amar is the only person I would really consider as a true Realtor. After going through my experience, I do not have any doubt that he delivers the best results to his clients whether you are buying or selling homes. Amar is very knowledgeable and really enjoys being in the Realty business and brings about the best qualities. A few big thiings that he brings to his clients are:
a) His network for Lending
b) His relationship strategy with agents from the other side.
c) His negotiation skills
d) He takes care of all the needs along the way
e) He explains the whole process and maintains profiles and provides a lot of information and steps.
All in all, you have to experience your home buying with Amar to understand what I mean.
Over the past 25 years we have purchased several properties around the country and have worked with several professional agents that provided good service. Recently we purchased a home in the most competitive market in the country – the bay area. However, this was the best and most seamless experience for us. The main reason for this was Amar Amarnath our realtor. Amar provided the most comprehensive service we have ever seen. It includes:
• Advicing us about the Bay Area, its school systems, the commute and neighborhoods
• Showing us a very good selection of houses and educating us about the choices and pros and cons of the choices
• Helping us put together a good offer and driving the best deal for us through effective negotiations without entering into a bidding war
• Personally staying involved in ALL areas (Appraisal, Loan, Escrow process, insurance, and closing)
• Co-ordinating efforts with WFC and Escrow to ensure loan closing
In my opinion, Amar is the most professional, capable, intelligent and hard working agent we have ever known. More importantly he is a decent and kind human being who is easy to like and get along with and one who operates with the highest level of honesty, integrity and trust. We are planning to refer Amar to all of our friends and we plan to stay connected to him as a friend for a lifetime and would work with him every time we have a real estate transactions.
Thank you so much for being such a great friend and the best and ultimate real estate agent for me and my family. You went out of your way to get us this Home, shows that rather than being in it for the money, you were more interested in our well being, rather than making your own profit – we are eternally grateful to you.
Thanks to you, we have moved from a rented accommodation, where the rent kept going higher and higher, to our own dream Home. We absolutely love the Home you made a reality for us, in the beautiful city of Dublin, in a very good school district, with a lot of like minded neighbours, family and friends living around us!
Amar negotiated from the Builder and lender over 29K [Upgrades: 10K, Price: 8K, Loan closing: 7K, Appliances: 4K] by going above and beyond and guidance throughout the Home buying process is priceless.
I can only stress Amar’s passion, negotiations, and guidance to help clients is hard to match by Realtors. Amar’s strong execution abilities, the breadth of his real estate domain expertise makes him an invaluable asset to any Buyer/Seller. Thanks so much for everything Amar!
"We first met Amar on Sep 11th based on reviews. As first time home buyers we were not clear about the entire home buying process. Amar explained us about all the steps and initiated our pre-approval. None of our friends believed we put our first offer within a month (Oct 10th) of our home search. Amar and his assistant Maria efficiently assisted us on getting through this offer though there were multiple competing offers. He with his excellent contacts expedite all the process which involved loan process, inspection, appraisal, and insurance. We closed escrow and got our dream home key exactly within 2 months (Nov 10th) of meeting Amar. Its all still like a dream….Amar made it real.
Overall Amar has a very talented team and he makes you feel comfortable in the entire home buying process".
Bought a Townhouse home in 2014 for approximately $725K in West San Jose, San Jose, CA.
WOW!!, Amar has incredible capabilities to close the deal. Saved lot of money for us. We saw the house on Sunday Open house and he finished deals in 3 days within our budget on tough competitive market. Even after closing, he got us some appliances which were not part of the disclosures.
We wanted to thank you for your professionalism and understanding our requirements. We feel that the selection of you and your real estate firm helped us buying our new house for the best price in a timely manner and it is a great compliment for us. You were most helpful and treated with the utmost professionalism.
In summation, we are very happy with the service you provided, dedicated to doing a very good job and your efforts are sincerely appreciated.