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I am sitting down to review our home buying experience with Amar and I am completely at a loss for words. I do not know where to begin. I could just say Amar is THE BEST REALTOR you will ever find and rest my case there. However, here is my feeble attempt at the review, as I already know that words cannot do justice.
My husband and I started looking for homes with Amar. The inventory was low and the good homes were going for $30K - $100K over the asking price. It was tough enough to find a home you liked, forget finding the very good school district you were looking for and forget finding a seller who would accept the modest offer you wanted to make. It was in this environment, that too in less than two months that Amar closed on our IDEAL home. He won the property before the offer deadline at $35K below the amount we had authorized him to quote in the offer. In addition, Amar negotiated over $8K towards closing costs from the seller and the lender. He basically hit our deal way out of the park for a HUGE home run!.
"How did he do it?" I have wondered. While I am still figuring out all the specifics of his magic, I believe it was a mix of extreme diligence, highly intelligent strategy, flawless execution, commitment, and the good luck that only smiles on people who are great human beings.
Amar was personally involved in every step of our home purchase process - right from getting our preapproval to visiting all the potential homes with us to engaging with our lender and closing escrow. Amar saved my husband and me from buying homes that would have been an less than optimal investment. He gave every home we "liked" thorough consideration and worked way past midnight for us on many occasions. It was only after thorough research that he advised us one way or another. Amar has stringent standards on the homes he will purchase for his clients as he has their best interest in mind at all times.
My recommendation to all the home buyers out there is that you will be lucky if Amar agrees to represent you. Trust him completely, relax and enjoy the ride that will be a GREAT home buying experience.
When buying a house there are so many things you have to think of…. good community, close to work, good school rating and above all GOOD PRICE!! When we decided to buy a house, we kind of knew our requirements but we wanted an EXPERT who can walk us through the whole process. The moment we met Amar, we realized that he is the one with whom we can discuss it thoroughly.
We always liked new Home constructions and we ended up buying one. Amar played his role perfectly as our Realtor.
Amar negotiated so well with builder’s agent and got us very good deal. During his surfire negotiation process, Amar saved us over 30K to the bottom line. Amar has THE BEST TEAM which helped us in easing the Home buying process.
To Summarize, I would say, it was pleasure to have Amar as our Realtor."
Amar is one of the best Realtors out there. When we first met Amar, he explained his approach and value. Amar stood by it the entire time. The very next week we saw a place we liked very much and Amar was happy to take it to the next step. The house we put the offer on, received many offers above ours, and also cash offers. Amar negotiated with seller on why we would be the perfect owners for the place, and sold the sellers on our offer.
Amar has a great team who are very helpful as well in every step of the way, making it smooth process. To be honest, because of their efforts this didn’t feel like a first time home purchase at all. It felt so smooth and efficient till the end. The entire process completed within a month. In todays market, it’s not that easy at all to get a Home in such a short time. Amar and his team made it happen for us. The results speaks for itself.
We were looking for a Realtor to help us in our Home buying process. I’m so glad we found Amar on LinkedIn. He and his associates helped and guided us throughout the whole process from house hunting to loan application and closing seemlessly.
Amar was highly committed, professional and co-ordinated every phase, so we did not have to worry about deadlines. With his great team and strong network, we were able to close on the Home we loved even in a multiple offer situation. Todays Real estate market, the quality of professional service and taking actions pro-actively matters a lot to produce exceptional results. Our Home buying experience was straightforward and highly satisfactory. I would happily recommend Amar to any of my friends looking to buy a Home."
Amar is one of THE BEST Realtor we have worked with. His execution is fast and at same time flawless. He correctly executed a strategy and put a winning bid. This was our first ever bid in Bay area and we won it!. The outstanding results itself speaks volumes about his execution and strategy winning the deal in crazy multiple offers situation in Bay area.
Amar’s service goes beyond just winning the bid, he co-ordinated every step and engaged different stakeholders in timely manner to close the deal in the most efficient way. He has a great team of people who goes out of the way to provide exceptional service and guidance. He also managed get us a great savings in closing costs and very good interest rate without PMI.
I’d gladly recommend Amar to any of my friends/colleagues/relatives and will definitely engage him for any future Home Buying/Selling.
I would like to share my Home buying experience about my realtor Amar as first time home buyer. I was referred to Amar by a colleague and it turned out to be really good decision to go with Amar.
Amar, it was truly a great experience buying my first home with you. Initially like many others I did market survey by myself to get a feel for it. We didn’t like the layout, surroundings etc. of many new construction houses in Dublin. When we had the opportunity to meet Amar and explain our needs. Amar rightly took care of us and showed the house we were looking and meet our requirements. Amar explained various things to look for and explained the positive aspects of the house. He has the knowledge and expertise to cater to the needs of different buyers. Our buying and finalizing process was very quick as we had clearly in our mind of the house we wanted. We signed a contract in our 2nd meeting with Amar and the builder; we have got our house keys around Christmas time! All along Amar was there to clear any doubts and talk to the builder with various things in the process. Amar helped us save around 15K using his negotiation with the builder. I feel that you are best agent when it comes to helping first time buyers. Your insights in all the areas of the home buying process helped us a great deal. I would definitely refer Amar to my friends and colleagues who are in the market to buy a house.
In today's aggressive market, it is really tough to get a home of choice. Open houses are over the weekend and then listing agents are accepting offers on the following Tuesday and then the deal is closed by Wednesday. Buyers have to act really fast.
In such a tough market, it is crucial to have an agent who has the right strategy to get your offer accepted. Amar is the best! He knows and understands how to get this done as smoothly as possible. We are not first time home buyers and have lot of requirements and constrains. He constantly consulted with us and also made sure that he understood our needs in a new home.
Amar has been key for us to get our home. He made sure that we got the disclosures quickly and then took the time to review them with us. He put together well written offer package and was constantly in touch with the listing agent and make sure that offer accepted without counter offer. Our offer was not highest offer. The seller was touched by receiving deposit before even accepting our offer. The strategy and approach he has taken made a big difference in accepting out offer in today’s market.
Once our offer was accepted, Amar made sure that we had all our ducks in the row for closing. He worked very closely with the loan officers as well as the Escrow agents to make sure that the transaction was smooth. He works with a very efficient team and will always stay on top of all things. More importantly, he responds back to every email and phone message ASAP. Most agents follow up with you till closing. Amar made sure that even after we got our keys he addressed our requests for remodeling and saved money in different areas.
If we have to do this again...maybe after another few years...without a blink we would be reaching out to Amar. Amar is not only the best agent in the bay area but we are very happy to know him as a friend. I would highly recommend that you work with him for your real estate needs.
We are not sure where to begin to share our experience of home buying made so easy and smooth by Mr. Amar. AMAR is one of THE BEST Realtor we have ever worked with. He guided us like a big brother and a good friend explaining all the aspects of home buying in this hot market in the neighborhood of Cupertino and Sunnyvale.
Amar saved us enormous amount of dollars (the amount we were willing pay above the listed price) in his collaboration process by going beyond call of duty and $8,000.00 recovery from the lender and seller. With his expert negotiations with seller and building relationship with seller agent, he made it possible for us to purchase the house below the listed price 3 days before the public open house, which we have never thought would be possible in this bidding war with multiple offers.
Amar personally involved in all areas like Appraisal, Loan, Escrow and closing process and guided us throughout Home buying process. Staying on top of every activity in the entire process to make sure end goal is accomplished as smooth as possible.
Right from the beginning of our home buying, Amar gave us an impression of being more than being just a Realtor and was always available when we needed his guidance answering all our questions and being more practical. He took personal interest and went beyond boundaries to get us loan from the bank.
Amar made it an extremely flawless experience - THE BEST we have seen in our experience. Amar did a thorough analysis and best strategy to win the offer.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Cambrian Park, San Jose, CA.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank and recommend Amar to all the prospective Home buyers in bay area. I was planning to buy my first house in bay area and I contacted Amar as I knew him through my friends who had already bought houses in bay area with Amar's help. The day the house came into the market, Amar was very active and set up a meeting with seller to see the house the same day. Amar have developed very good rapport with seller and listing agent and presented well written offer even before the scheduled open house thus preventing the bidding war. Appraisal came in well over the offered price. He did an individual assessment of the property and guided us through the complete home buying process. As a result of Amar’s perfect execution and right strategies not only did we get the deal but he also recovered 8k from the seller and lender towards the closing cost.
Amar was personally involved in all the areas like–appraisal, loan, escrow and closing, and collaborated diligently and actively with all the participating parties resulting in a 15 day closing. I will definitely recommend Amar to all the Home buyers for a smooth Home buying experience.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $2.0M in Evergreen, San Jose, CA.
I was relocating to Bay Area from Oregon and employed the services of Amar to buy a house in the Bay Area. I had about a month time to relocate to the Bay Area and didn't have high expectations of buying a home in this short period of time.
I worked with Amar remotely to short list homes we were interested in and then visited the Bay Area over a weekend to tour homes. Amar did a great job coordinating the tour and showing us houses in all the neighborhoods of interest. Amar sought to understand our needs and made sure we only saw houses that met our constraints. He gave us his assessment of the homes we saw but never pressured us in to making an offer. When we were ready to make an offer he made sure we truly satisfied before he wrote up the offer. During this process Amar was more like a friend to us than a real estate agent.
Amar has a unconventional yet effective negotiating style. He is determined to get his client the best deal in all aspects on the home buying transaction. From negotiating the purchase price to getting the best deal in lending and closing costs and in working with the seller to complete issues identified during inspection, Amar's commitment was unquestionable. Amar was engaged is all aspects of the buying process and ensured and that everything went smoothly through closing and beyond. Amar would follow up well after we'd moved in to our house to make sure things were going well. Again, Amar was more like a friend than a real estate agent.
Amar efficient handling of all aspects of the home buying process made it possible for me to buy a house in the Bay Area in less than a month. This was way beyond my expectation. I'd strongly recommend Amar's services to anyone looking to buying a home in the Bay Area.